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by bilateralrope
2020-10-20 09:01pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: I'm trying to compare two smartphones.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: I'm trying to compare two smartphones.

Thanks. That would have been a good argument for the X5.

However my dad decided to change his mind, and instead gave me a choice between two Android 10 phones. The X8 or X7 Pro. Both Android 10 phones. I picked the X8, and it's now too late to change my mind.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-20 03:20pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Possible life on Venus.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Possible life on Venus.

issue with Fermi Paradox is if some technological civilization developed just few million years earlier and spread out into our Galaxy we would have detected anomalies like Dyson swarms or some unexplainable high energy phenomena. What assumptions are you making when you say they would have made Dy...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-19 09:29pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Possible life on Venus.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Possible life on Venus.

For those of us who ascribe to the great filter hypothesis, this becomes concerning (as does the Martian methane detections). :( I've noticed that people who talk about the Fermi Paradox make a lot of assumptions about how easy intelligence would be to detect. What information I've been able to fin...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-18 07:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Help me choose a VR headset
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Help me choose a VR headset

Some news about the Oculus Quest 2 that might affect your decision: Facebook Is Permabanning Oculus Quest 2 Owners for Owning an Oculus Quest 2 By Joel Hruska on October 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm Back in August, Facebook announced it would begin requiring a Facebook account to use future Oculus devices. T...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-14 04:15am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: I'm trying to compare two smartphones.
Replies: 3
Views: 139

I'm trying to compare two smartphones.

My dad has offered to upgrade my smartphone for Christmas, and he's given me a choice between these two options: Ulefone Armor 2S Ulefone Armor X5 I'm leaning towards the first one, mainly due to it going with a fingerprint reader instead of facial recognition. But I'd like some help knowing if any ...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-12 04:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2158

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

Another thing I've heard is that, by making this a Federal crime, these idiots put the death penalty on the table. Because Michigan doesn't have the death penalty, but Federal law does. Yeah - but that would ironic, a bunch of anti-government types relaying on a presidential pardon and/or support......
by bilateralrope
2020-10-12 12:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2158

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

I wouldn't be surprised if they were thinking that if they crossed state lines, then state police couldn't touch them and that Trump would protect them from Federal forces.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-11 02:52am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Interesting how Mariner got away with assaulting a fellow officer while drunk on Romulan Whiskey. I mean carving a thigh to the bone with a Bat'leth should require medical attention and maybe that is the reason the Captain chose Boimler to spy on Mariner because she thought there would be antipathy...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-10 10:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Donald Trump's doctor says he's no longer at risk of transmitting COVID-19 US President Donald Trump appeared back to his old self on Saturday (US time) as he addressed supporters at the White House in his first public event since being diagnosed with COVID-19 and his doctor said he was no longer a...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-10 07:10pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: BBC America Greenlights "CSI: Ankh-Morpork"
Replies: 56
Views: 15029

Re: BBC America Greenlights "CSI: Ankh-Morpork"

That Vimes could work. The characterization seems close enough.

Same for Vetenari. They are making a lot of changes, so a gender swap is pretty minor. The rest of the characterization seems to work.

As for the rest of the characters, they didn't get enough screentime for me to judge.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-09 04:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2158

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

Guess who Trump decided to criticize in all this. That's right, he's upset with Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 'She didn't say thank you': Donald Trump blasts governor after thwarted kidnap plot Savannah Behrmann 20:21, Oct 09 2020 US President Donald Trump slammed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-08 04:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1446
Views: 301745

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

REPORT: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LET SEX OFFENDERS OFF BECAUSE IT WAS TOO BUSY SEPARATING MIGRANT BABIES FROM THEIR PARENTS An internal investigation reveals the Justice Department told lawyers to prosecute migrants regardless of the age of the children they would be separated from. BY BESS LEVIN O...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-07 02:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Yes, I'm aware of the legislation. But if the separation or powers argument holds merit, that would make the legislation unconstitutional. I don't know if it holds merit, just that I'm expecting Republicans to sue over it. It probably won't even make it far enough through the court process to be dec...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-07 03:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Broomstick wrote:
2020-10-07 03:34am
There's a line of succession, with Pelosi next,
I've heard some people saying that having Pelosi next would violate separation of powers because Congress is not the executive branch. So if Trump and Pence are incapacitated, I'm expecting Republicans to sue to try and block her.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-07 03:15am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

As to crash and taper... The commentary I've seen from people who've been on it has been that even with a taper there's a hell of a crash. Given how little Trump sleeps, and how difficult sleep becomes on the stuff, he's probably going to be jacked up bad as they take him off of it. Dunno what your...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-05 11:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

In other news, New Zealand just declared victory over our outbreak that started August 11. Victory meaning 95% certainty that we have eliminated it in the community.

We still don't know how Covid19 got back into the country. So we can't stop it getting in again via the same route.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-05 09:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

And the first thing he did when he got back there was to take off his mask.

Yeah, I'm expecting him to personally infect more people over the next few days. Plus he's probably going to attack whoever calls off the next in-person debate.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-04 10:11pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Covid-19: Experts criticise 'irresponsible' Donald Trump for leaving hospital to do drive-by for supporters Medical experts are criticising US President Donald Trump as “insane” and “irresponsible” for leaving hospital and doing a surprise “drive-by” for his supporters, days after he tested positiv...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-03 08:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 280869

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

WELP. Even given the low thread activity, I'm kind of surprised no one has posted this. But in any case, our commentary on the debates is now irrelevant, what with Trump having coronavirus. What do people think is gonna happen now? I'm hoping that Trump decided that he wants to do the next debate o...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 10:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Now for the worrying question: Was Biden infected at the debate ?
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 10:25pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

And Marine One is off the ground and on its way. Current White House statement is that the 25th amendment is not being invoked at this time, so he's still in charge. I can't see anyone at the White House invoking the 25th unless they are sure they can avoid Trump getting angry with them upon his re...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 07:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

How long before the Covid deniers turn against Trump ?
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 04:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

What will happen to the US if Donald Trump gets too sick to be President Donald Trump's positive COVID-19 test has thrown the US into turmoil. The President was scheduled to appear at multiple rallies and debates in the lead-up to the election on November 3 - all of which will now need to be put on...
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 04:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

I hope so. And I hope it was scraped around in there, to make sure it got a good swab.

Yes, I know exactly how uncomfortable that can get.
by bilateralrope
2020-10-02 02:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62354

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

If he's lying about having it, that will probably leak out before the election.

Plus taking this virus seriously means believing anyone who claims they have it unless you have evidence that they are lying.