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Cybes last won the day on December 1

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  1. Cybes

    Rules Must Be Obeyed !

    A lot of the greats had some...troubling facets. Creationists, alchemists, life-long virgins, kiddy-fiddlers, rabid racists, and even more horrible human beings... People are complex: bad people can do good things; good people can do ghastly things; and both good an bad can be either genius, dunce, or in-between.
  2. Cybes

    What a joke

    The Nazi party was opposed to socialism from their formation (before they even named themselves), but Germany itself was full of it, so they slipped "socialist" into their name as a PR exercise to attract potential members. The only people who keep making the link are basing it on the name alone and not looking at a single one of the tenets of either.
  3. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    I appear to be a media junkie atm. Eh. Got a chuckle or two from this guy - I hope someone else has a dingy corner of their day brightened, too.
  4. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    ...Those aren't seaworthy, you know.
  5. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Nice find. I don't think you can have proper appreciation for the miracles demo coders pull off on a regular basis until you've tried to code one yourself. Boy howdy is that a good way to learn some humility.
  6. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Man was a better seer than Nostradamus.
  7. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Yes, I'd agree to that. The tour company deserves a bollocking. However, particularly with volcanism, untelegraphed events happen as often as loudly telegraphed events fail to happen - we have better forecasting than rolling d20 and everyone dies on a 1, but it's a long way from being even as accurate as our daily weather forecast (which is frequently out by~5C down here). Yeah. Not a lot you can do about that, unfortunately. Even when you mandate safety lectures for the customers, there are always people who find it more pressing to gaze out of the window than listen to the stuff that might save their life.
  8. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Slightly different circumstance, don't you think? With the best will in the world, I have to admit that a few older shareholders that bought their shares while fully compus mentis just aren't any more; and there are some that inherited them when a spouse passed away. The case of competent people going to a geologically active site specifically because it is active really does not compare. A better comparison would be motor racing - particularly drag racing, with a track-side observation position. You go because it's thrilling; it's thrilling because it's dangerous - sometimes they crash, and sometimes they explode; if you aren't aware that you may have to duck supersonic conrods occasionally, you shouldn't be there.
  9. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    That's kinda the point: they were stupid. If there is any sign of geothermal or seismic activity, it is not safe - just varying degrees of dangerous. NOVEMBER. And Anton is one science fan, not a network with research teams. Kinda dropping the ball there Aunty.
  10. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Or, maybe people could get used to the idea that doing something inherently dangerous can occasionally kill your stupid arse. Just a thought.
  11. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Would not have made that connection myself, but now that you have I can hear a vague similarity.
  12. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Shops around here are playing carols, so I thought you might like some more - with a twist:
  13. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Yes. It's mostly ice - not necessarily water ice, but you can use the gasses too.
  14. So... Australia is full of apes? /nod: Seems about right.