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  1. SquallStrife

    my politics

    "Freedom! Little/no Government! Except when I personally don't like it, in which case BIG BROTHER SHOULD WATCH YOU FUCK!!! LEGISLATE, OUTLAW, PUNISH!!!!! IRON FIST!!!!!" Literally you.
  2. You know, it's great that you found religion a useful tool to get you through life. Many people have. What's less than great is the subtext that because it worked for you, that it's a universal truth and everyone else is wrong.
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    Hi all, I've started streaming retro game content on Twitch, twice a week, 9:30PM Friday and Saturday night Brisbane time. http://www.twitch.tv/RetroSwimAU Anybody else on the bandwagon?
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    Mm! I remember too! I think the issue I had at the time was why you'd deliberately inconvenience yourself to attract attention out in public? Twitch puts a layer between me and other human beings, it's far less intimidating even though I'm potentially in front of more eyes that are directed at me. But yeah, I'm also just recently starting to get past some pretty severe self-esteem / self-loathing issues. Twitch has helped me with that. Not just seeing the viewer count and engaging with viewers, but talking to people in the Brisbane Twitch community, finding other cool Aussie streamers, and little things like seeing someone else do the simulated-old-Windows-environment overlay thing, which helped me not feel like my idea to do that was silly.
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    money

    You're yet to provide a basis for this claim. Specifically, all you've done is quote the law, you haven't provided any precedent for your narrow and specific interpretation of it. I realise that in your head, you saying "I think we should XYZ" is sufficient explanation for anything and everything, but out here on planet Earth, you'll need to be a bit more specific.
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    money

    "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "I don't know what 'intrinsic value' means." Literally you.
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    money

    LOL Oh dear. Looks like you don't know what "intrinsic" means! Aw bless!
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    money

    Holy shit the irony!!!!!
  9. SquallStrife

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    The narrow beam width should make up for that and then some. It'd also mean your quad could land in any orientation and still receive a signal, right? You're right that the bulk would be significant though, I just didn't realise HOW bulky it would be. At 433MHz, λ=~70cm, so a meagre 12-turn antenna would be over 2m long. Makes a lot more sense for microwave.
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    Smallest, most direction antenna

    How about a helical antenna? https://www.tutorialspoint.com/antenna_theory/antenna_theory_helical.htm I actually built a pair of these in the early 00's to set up a long-ish range (3km) wifi link.
  11. SquallStrife

    Israel did it.

    I'd say what about previously banned users circumventing their ban, but there was an amnesty recently right? I noticed nickeax and a few others came back.
  12. SquallStrife

    money

    Arcade tokens look a lot like coins to me. Basically every arcade used these from the mid nineties onwards, some still today. Given their prevalence across that time, it should be easy for you to find a case of an arcade operator being charged for simply "making coins", which is what you're claiming is illegal. If you can find such a case, I'll eat my hat.
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    Darn Coalition surveilance laws. Why?!

    I'm not sure if you're trolling or not? They're clearly talking about data stored on devices, and in those cases, law enforcement will have the ability to get, for instance, the BitLocker recovery key from AD. It's pretty cut-and-dried. In fact, I don't even need to assume that: It also goes on to say ....are you OK man?
  14. As long as you keep saying "the same as any other murder", then you're still implicitly agreeing that there are certain situations where it's justified, if not called for.
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    I don't make money yet, but the end goal is to supplement my income with something I enjoy doing. If you're only watching Streams of people silently playing a game, then yeah, sure, a Youtube LP is of equal or greater value. The good streams are the ones where the host interacts with the viewers, and generally creates a feeling of community.
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    Israel did it.

    Translation: I waded through conspiracy theories while meticulously ignoring reputable sources, so that I wouldn't have to wonder if maybe the conspiracy theories are wrong, which would make me wrong, and undermine my reputation as a beacon of objectivity and rationality.
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    Israel did it.

    Check the username bro http://www.users.on.net/~dmbrown/911/ It's legit DMB. ?
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    money

    Of course you do.
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    money

    I think you're deliberately choosing a very narrow interpretation of that text to fit your ideological position. You can't make a coin and say "this is a dollar". That's all it's saying. You can make your own coin from whatever you want and call it whatever you want, you just can't purport that it is an Australian Dollar, because that's forgery. The law prevents you from creating counterfeit Australian Dollars, not from creating a token for your own micro-economy if you so wished.
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    money

    Oh for sure, was only trying to give clairvoyance on the (non-)answer you're going to get. ?
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    money

    Because bla bla bla freedom bla bla bla government bla bla bla revelations bla bla bla gods will bla bla bla freedom bla bla bla Alex Jones bla bla bla change my mind.
  22. Not necessarily, doctors can tell pretty reliably if the unborn child has the potential to kill its mother. Murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm resulting in death... Take your pick. If you think personhood begins at conception, then an infant should be sent to prison if they cause their mother's death. I bet I know what you'll say next.
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    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    Oh ffs how do I image now. Where TF is the bbcode editing option? But I guess at the end of the day I somewhat see where you're coming from? There's a balance between "pull your head in, son" and "be yourself, son" that is probably impossible to get right. Telling ANYONE, let alone children in their formative years, that they shouldn't be themselves because of how others may judge, feels damaging. At the same time, the lesson of "there's a time and place for everything, and sometimes the time and place isn't in the school yard during recess" is a valuable one.
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    money

    You CAN use whatever you want as money. You're just not allowed to pass off things you made yourself as legal tender. Like, oh, I don't know....... COUNTERFEITING. And to answer your question, I'm not afraid of freedom, I love freedom, I'm just not in an abusive relationship with freedom the way that you are. Just the same way that while we generally agree that killing somebody is wrong, sometimes we have to do it to prevent a worse outcome.
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    money

    First there were physically-backed currencies, then there was a Great Depression, the affected countries switched to floated currencies, they recovered. At the very least, you have a post hoc ergo propter hoc situation, and closer investigation is required. If the link didn't work, you could have simply done an archive.org search, but I completely understand why you wouldn't want to do that. The fiscal data on countries switching away from physically-backed currencies is not supportive of your position, so why would you? https://web.archive.org/web/20150113162339/http://www.analysis.williamdoneil.com/great_depression_facts_figures.htm For whomever is interested. What data do I want? Something. Anything. YOU ARE THE ONE MAKING AN ASSERTION, IT IS UP TO YOU TO PROVIDE DATA BACKING YOUR POSITION.
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