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by Nathan F
2015-03-26 06:42pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Tanks Mark III
Replies: 1051
Views: 69343

Re: World of Tanks Mark III

Never played Warthunder. I may have to give it a shot, sounds like it could, in fact, be significantly more entertaining...
by Nathan F
2015-03-26 05:44pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers

To be consistent you´d have to do the same for other "fun" related health problems and injuries. Where do you draw the line? Is skiing dangerous enough to give a person who breaks his leg worse treatment than a person who breaks his legs while driving to work? After all, nobody forced the person to...
by Nathan F
2015-03-26 05:41pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers

Mind you, this is an exercise in philosophy, so assume for a moment that there will be severe extraneous costs to treating individuals who have contracted the disease through drug abuse and needle sharing that will negatively impact the treatment of those who have not. I should probably mention tha...
by Nathan F
2015-03-26 01:53pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Tanks Mark III
Replies: 1051
Views: 69343

Re: World of Tanks Mark III

Glad to see there are more WoTers on here. Have you guys been noticing lots of weird crap since 9.6? I've had an inordinate amount of shots get absorbed by tracks (both to my benefit, like the time a SU-122-44 slammed me dead on from the side in my Cromwell, but didn't get a pen, and against), as we...
by Nathan F
2015-03-26 01:24pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Morality of Treating HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers

So, I was reading the article on the outbreak of HIV in Indiana caused by a large number of people sharing needles for drug abuse, and it raised a question in my mind: should individuals who have contracted communicable and potentially fatal diseases through sharing needles for recreational drug use...
by Nathan F
2015-03-25 07:23pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Show-off thread (56k unfriendly)
Replies: 241
Views: 103270

Re: Show-off thread (56k unfriendly)

Gotta love the Angels!
by Nathan F
2015-03-25 12:59pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts

When Perry was alive she had a point as she was a foil to his randomness but with his death she lost her point and was nothing but snide remarks a solid 80% of the time. I remember episodes where Rebecca introduced herself at the start of the show, shared one news story and made fun of Bob but was ...
by Nathan F
2015-03-25 12:53pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear
Replies: 122
Views: 11984

Re: Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear

Whatever it is, I just hope it doesn't become the trash heap that is the History Channel version of Top Gear. That show is unwatchable. That said, I'm sad to see Clarkson go. Not because I don't think he should go...if he assaulted a coworker, he deserves to be fired. I'm sad that he made such a stu...
by Nathan F
2015-03-25 12:48pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts

Yep, Dunning has been out of the spotlight for the show for a while now. He should be coming up on release soon. I'll probably start listening to it when he gets back on, simply because of the fact that he is a good presenter, and as long as the content is good I'll listen regardless of my feelings ...
by Nathan F
2015-03-25 12:07pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Science and Skepticism Blogs and Podcasts

Any suggestions for blogs to be reading during slow times at work or podcasts to download for long flights? I, personally, tend to migrate towards the science-based medicine and nutrition (that is, debunking the anti-GMO crowd, anti-vaxers, oncology scams, etc.), anti-psychic, and creationism aspect...
by Nathan F
2013-01-10 11:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Biden "Obama to bypass Bill of Rights, doesn't care"
Replies: 60
Views: 4042

Re: Biden "Obama to bypass Bill of Rights, doesn't care"

I'm honestly just more worried about the mindset of "We're going to pass a law, any law!" I don't think there is any grand conspiracy to bypass Congress on issues of a constitutional nature. Unfortunately, whatever comes out of this exploratory committee will most likely be legislation that looks go...
by Nathan F
2013-01-03 03:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sports, kids & rape. Steubenville discussion.
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: Sports, kids & rape. Steubenville discussion.

I feel your frustration. I witnessed athletes being given preferential and special treatment by my undergraduate university (one which fielded teams in the SEC here in the US). I was taking mathematics and liberal arts courses in unairconditioned classrooms in 100 degree weather or with broken heate...
by Nathan F
2013-01-02 01:18pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have returned!
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

Re: I have returned!

So I got sworn in, and my orders handed to me. As of Friday of last week, I'm an E-5 in the US Navy Reserve, pending appointment to Ensign in the active duty USN at the end of Officer Candidate School. Now that I'm engaged in a minor mental freakout since it is finally hitting home, any advice from ...
by Nathan F
2013-01-02 01:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Arming teachers already happening
Replies: 67
Views: 5032

Re: Arming teachers already happening

Iron Bridge wrote:The best outcome is that in a few weeks everyone forgets about the shooting and both pro and anti gun lobbies quietly drop their silly proposals.
It's sad to say, but this is entirely true. And it appears to already be happening.
by Nathan F
2012-12-28 04:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mass Effect blamed by moral guardians for school shooting
Replies: 15
Views: 3288

Re: Mass Effect blamed by moral guardians for school shootin

I think the 80s and 90s called and they want their moral outrage back. When you have the NRA pointing the finger at violent media and conservatives tripping over each other to blame "Godlessness", if that is the argument that the pro-gun side is choosing to go with, they deserve to lose the argumen...
by Nathan F
2012-12-28 04:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO
Replies: 28
Views: 2370

Re: US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO

How close would they have to be to shore in order to provide emergency electrical power and/or desalinisation for the surrounding area? That's a good question, but I don't think they ever provided such services, and they would not risk the ship to do that unless there were established port faciliti...
by Nathan F
2012-12-28 04:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Arming teachers already happening
Replies: 67
Views: 5032

Re: Arming teachers already happening

Not necessarily taking a side in this debate, but just playing devil's advocate here: There are plenty of rural school districts that have schools located in remote areas, or on the outskirts of town. And when the entire county's police force exists in the form of 5 or 6 deputies, the nearest one c...
by Nathan F
2012-12-28 03:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO
Replies: 28
Views: 2370

Re: US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO

What's this about the carrier being two football fields away from the reactor? Unless I'm sorely mistaken, there's no way (or reason) that they would bring a carrier that close to shore unless entering a port facility.
by Nathan F
2012-12-28 03:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Arming teachers already happening
Replies: 67
Views: 5032

Re: Arming teachers already happening

Because even bumfuck nowhere has a county sheriff's department, or some arrangement with the state police to provide a 911 response? I could see there being a problem responding promptly to an armed intruder at a farmhouse or cabin way out in the boonies, but nobody builds elementary schools at the...
by Nathan F
2012-12-14 10:28am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have returned!
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

Re: I have returned!

Sea Skimmer wrote:Congratulations on the glorious progress. Remember, do not steer cruiser onto reef in sight of major naval base!
Got it. Only steering cruisers onto reefs in isolated waters. :D
by Nathan F
2012-12-13 01:43pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have returned!
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

Re: I have returned!

Flagg wrote:Who are you again? :P
Who are any of us, really? :-p

Thanks for the greetings, guys!
by Nathan F
2012-12-13 12:06pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading Right Now 2.0
Replies: 371
Views: 60800

Re: What Are You Reading Right Now 2.0

Just finished Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich . Not sure what's up next. I've been feeling academic lately, so I was discussing with a friend reading Dante's Divine Comedy alongside Milton's Paradise Lost to compare and contrast views of evil, hell, etc. from a 17th c...
by Nathan F
2012-12-13 10:09am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have returned!
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

I have returned!

It's been upwards of three years since I've posted here, just because of life generally getting in the way. After stumbling back into here due to a Google search about a ship, I decided to revive my account. Looks like there are still a lot of familiar names around! Anyway, I've since completed my M...
by Nathan F
2008-08-21 06:08pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Godamn but I can't help it
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

salm wrote:That t-shirt would be really cool if the design wan´t that amateurish and goofy.
Always thought the font sucked on it. And the flames coming out of the missile are just unnecessary.
by Nathan F
2008-08-19 09:27pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Godamn but I can't help it
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

This old shirt of mine is oddly appropriate for the situation. :D

Congrats, dude.

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