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Forum: FFR General Talk 09-2-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Arch0wl
Hannah Montana

https://www.facebook.com/a.macdonald.iv/videos/10217916964742702/
Forum: Stepmania 08-26-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,903
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: BM2SMConverter Release!

on this subject -- there used to be a way to convert SM files in double mode to BMS. does anyone know of any way to do this?

I *think* it involved taking a double chart and getting stepmania to...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

good, lol. I really appreciate you taking the time to type out that explanation.

it's easy to see motivated reasoning on part of people talking about this, but I legitimately want plain/pragmatic...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

yes. it warrants a dumb reply, not a serious one.

as an aside, to what degree can people shit on me before this qualifies as "insulting" me in the eyes of the moderators? (for the record, I don't...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: some old white racists got fuckin owned by visa and why that's a good thing

there are two issues here:

1. whether "hate group" is a useful label, or too vague to be useful

2. whether VISA/mastercard denied the horowitz center due to speech reasons, or due to some other...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

"it appears that how SEO works goes beyond you."

yes. I will readily tell you that I am an idiot in this area, and make no pretensions otherwise. this is why I used language like "appears to", to...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

yes, well, the mona lisa and whatnot should be toward the top of what someone searches for "european art", or at least that seems self-evident to me and it's odd that this would be toward the top of...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

uhhhhh (https://www.google.com/search?q=european+art&num=100&rlz=1CADEAE_enUS753US753&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiy9MfoyYvdAhUCWqwKHQdbDVsQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=1014)
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

I have a pretty easy time imaginging why the stuff on your feed is important to other people and am usually familiar with the issues

except when it's related to princeton and then I'm like [meme...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,333
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: what's the difference between a personal attack, an insult, and a true statement

had no idea this existed, no. completely unfamiliar with NLP as a field.

I'm concerned with the application to language rules / speech codes, such as the vagueness in policies that prohibit...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,064
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I'm tired of Google's algorithms thinking they know what I want and ruining the n

as I see it, there are two issues here:

1. personalized search results. these give you what the engine thinks you want, but it's ultimately toward the end of making you more satisfied with the...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

for the purposes of your view being true you should care, because that's empty disagreement otherwise -- i.e. you're agreeing on something that still has a glaring problem. the issues outlined in...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

well, if most people "understood" what hostility, malice and so on were in the case of race, then there wouldn't be so many authors agreeing that hate group classifications are vague.

you can...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

per here (https://www.cato.org/blog/hate-speech-laws-undermine-free-speech-equality)
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-24-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,333
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: what's the difference between a personal attack, an insult, and a true statement

what you are doing is giving the two most extreme circumstances, and saying that due to these extreme circumstances, there can't be any ambiguity as to intent, and that people who see ambiguity are...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

https://www.weeklystandard.com/the-editors/editorial-the-splc-pays-for-its-defamation
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/3.4-million-defamation-win-inspires-60-groups-to-consider-suing-anti-christ
...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-24-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,333
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: what's the difference between a personal attack, an insult, and a true statement

this doesn't seem good enough to me, because imagine this scenario:

A: I am not trying to insult you. your BMI indicates you're morbidly obese.
B: yes you are!
A: no I'm not
[repeat]

how,...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

no, the "hate group" label is useless, vague, and irrelevant. the term "hate" is meaningless, and more ideological than substantial.

the splc's definition in particular has not been meaningful in...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

there's some good news: VISA denied involvement, and it appears to not be an explicit decision by VISA. this is in contrast to PayPal's recent decisions, where the company did admit involvement in...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

the sexual assault thing is an interesting side-discussion and if you post it in a separate thread I am more than willing to have that argument. you're a good interlocutor so I wouldn't mind.

I do...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

to break from the tone of the first page for a second:

thank you, backpack, for taking the time to read this and comment thoughtfully. I appreciate it.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

that's a fair criticism to make, because I know where you are coming from

but the slippery slope fallacy is causal, not categorical. i.e. "if gays get married, then snakes will get married to...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

your concern is in the right place. the horowitz organization is undoubtedly leaving something out, so it's a question of what.

I want it to be bullshit, because then that's one less thing to...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

taken to its logical extreme you would shred a right to public education or constitutional rights or any other civil liberty of this kind to stop human trafficking or any other small-picture tragedy...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

jesus christ you actually buy your own delusion.

you are the reason the "one death is a tragedy" quote even exists, because you are focusing on melodramatic news tragedies and refusing to see the...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

tps222

did you read my reply, whatsoever

even so much as the bold text

did you

yes or no question
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

you have zero self-perspective and warped priorities, what else is new.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

it is difficult to compress the scope of how wrong both of you are into words that properly convey how false each and every thing you said was. it is mentally taxing to walk on the eggshells created...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

that's... clearly the implication of why this is an issue. are you paying attention? at all?

it is possibly one of the worst precedents the american economy and american politics could set in the...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

the lifetime of a thread is, ostensibly, months

not replying for a few hours is not "abandonment"

moreover, stay on topic. you know what you're doing.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

what I am suspecting happened is that the SPLC, or some group like this, bombed his organizations with deliberately fraudulent investigations to get VISA to investigate.

this is not much different...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

this could be bullshit, since I have never heard of anything like this before.

I want it to be bullshit.

but if it isn't, this is one of the most important domestic US stories all year.
Forum: FFR General Talk 08-24-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,493
Posted By Arch0wl
EZMAX general rhythm game controller

https://twitter.com/StephenCheung10/status/1011795843374960640
https://i.imgur.com/lFDtH0e.png
Forum: Chit Chat 08-24-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,061
Posted By Arch0wl
VISA/Mastercard blocks payment to Horowitz Center because of SPLC

or rather, the Horowitz center claims this.

https://i.imgur.com/2wsDdli.jpg

https://www.dailywire.com/news/34955/visa-mastercard-block-donations-david-horowitz-paul-bois...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,333
Posted By Arch0wl
what's the difference between a personal attack, an insult, and a true statement

are insults true?

can insults be relevant to arguments?

how is an insult different than a personal attack?

consider:

you're fat
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Arch0wl
can opinions be true or false? what is an opinion exactly?

people say "that's just your opinion" like this means a person's statement is less true. but, how much less true does this really make a statement? many true things seem to be opinions; put...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By Arch0wl
safety/comfort culture is debilitating; people benefit from argument and criticism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H20jwYq8WI
3H20jwYq8WI

main ideas:


1. safety culture / comfort culture / safe spaces actually harm people, and you are making them worse off by advancing...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: are ideas such as "respect" or "being nice" mutually understood, or are they vagu

here is a discussion where there is widespread disagreement over what is nice/respectful:

https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/93u1wy/22_year_old_pedophile_caught_with_fourteen_year/
...
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By Arch0wl
Forum: Critical Thinking 08-23-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By Arch0wl
are ideas such as "respect" or "being nice" mutually understood, or are they vague?

clearly, what is called "nice" or "respectful" varies from person to person, and something like "you should just be nice" is a moral simplification.

any sort of moral code, or rule, or law based...
Forum: Health and Fitness 08-23-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,115
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: Quick rant on fitness

largely not useful

* digestion time matters a lot. you want a slow release of nutrients (steak is slow release, sugar is the fastest) unless you've -just- worked out, and even then milk is...
Forum: FFR General Talk 08-23-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: do you agree with this news source bias chart?

other thoughts:

Reason isn't particularly conservative or liberal -- its ideological bias skews libertarian. As such I think it belongs in the center, or perhaps center-right.

It's bizarre to...
Forum: FFR General Talk 08-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: do you agree with this news source bias chart?

I was going to say that "garbage" is a quality rating (a spectrum from "trash" to "treasure") and that "partisan" is an ideological rating (a spectrum from "skewed ideologically liberal" to "skewed...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-22-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,650
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I feel so much better!

username checks out
Forum: Chit Chat 08-22-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,650
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: I feel so much better!

don't egg people's cars but otherwise keep up the good work
Forum: Chit Chat 08-22-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,121
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: Since Not Everyone Knows I'm Transgender Here's Another Thread Saying I'm Transge

choof is clearly both capable and deserving of being a moderator here and it's ridiculous that anyone would contest this.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-22-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,121
Posted By Arch0wl
Re: Since Not Everyone Knows I'm Transgender Here's Another Thread Saying I'm Transge

if anyone wants to set up a patreon for the lead FFR team, however, I'd be willing to contribute.
Forum: Chit Chat 08-21-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,121
Posted By Arch0wl
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