• delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Damn. Embedding doesn’t let you link to timestamps. 1:26

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    In my head, I heard Bill Hicks’s voice when I read your comment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaERpMWrkFc#t=86

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    “Krauss said he would feel cowardly if he turned away from Epstein…”

    Mother fucker, cowardly is supporting an admitted child rapist because he pays your bills! If Krauss ever talks about morals again, I will absolutely lose my shit.

    Craven selfish lickspittle.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    KITTY!

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Citizen Radio and Skepchick? Progressive skeptical voices linking up. More of this, please!

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    It’s a devastating critique of the entire enterprise, but none of them seem to be taking it seriously.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    “Comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.”

    http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Lewis'_Law

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Depression Quest is reading the comments on this video.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    I’ll just file your notes on “messaging” with your notes on “pithiness.”

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    How does a “former philosophy professor” make that many flagrant logical fallacies?

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    “What I am objecting to is the assertion that nothing that everything published in the Daily Mail must be false.”

    Another Skeptic impersonates Drax the Destroyer.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Peer review is the place to go for that. You don’t publish a story like this before experts give the subject a critical examination.

    • Well yes, I get rather annoyed about my computer security/crypto colleagues announcing stuff in the press rather than a peer reviewed forum. But they still do it and most of the stuff they release that way is good.

      I remember Flieschman and Pons cold fusion so I think we could see some spectacular problem arising. But only a small number of the…[Read more]

    • “What I am objecting to is the assertion that nothing that everything published in the Daily Mail must be false.”

      Another Skeptic impersonates Drax the Destroyer.

    • Aww crap. Thats what happens when you try to remove a double negative having spent the night before drinking scotch while watching the referendum results come in.

      The point is that deciding to take $500K from the Daily Mail instead of publishing in an academic journal is not evidence that the study is bogus. All that we have is a lack of…[Read more]

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    What about people who write more than a few paragraphs about people who write more than a few paragraphs on Dawkins? Who is winning then?

    • Yes, I was aware of that. But whether I am brief or not depends whether I am looking to get a message across or trying to work out what the message should be.

      The fact that Shermer is still in his job or the board resigned en-mass is a clear sign that the message was not getting through.

      I really think that the ‘Jimmy Saville’ messaging is…[Read more]

    • I’ll just file your notes on “messaging” with your notes on “pithiness.”

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    *applause*

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    “OK, don’t use that “tone of voice” (tone of typing?) with me.”

    I always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: “O Lord, make our enemies quite ridiculous!” God granted it.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Wow. That was awesome! Interview more researchers, Rebecca! Interview more women in science!

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    “…I work in a field where the majority of researchers active in the field are not academics…”

    The same is NOT true for historical DNA analysis. This absolutely should’ve been published in a journal, and there would be no obstacles to doing so if the analysis was done correctly. You don’t make claims like this without peer review. P…[Read more]

    • You have it the wrong way round, the Mail and the researcher did everything they could to verify the story as true.

      The problem is that neither shows evidence of making effort to find out if it was false.

      • Peer review is the place to go for that. You don’t publish a story like this before experts give the subject a critical examination.

        • Well yes, I get rather annoyed about my computer security/crypto colleagues announcing stuff in the press rather than a peer reviewed forum. But they still do it and most of the stuff they release that way is good.

          I remember Flieschman and Pons cold fusion so I think we could see some spectacular problem arising. But only a small number of the…[Read more]

        • “What I am objecting to is the assertion that nothing that everything published in the Daily Mail must be false.”

          Another Skeptic impersonates Drax the Destroyer.

        • Aww crap. Thats what happens when you try to remove a double negative having spent the night before drinking scotch while watching the referendum results come in.

          The point is that deciding to take $500K from the Daily Mail instead of publishing in an academic journal is not evidence that the study is bogus. All that we have is a lack of…[Read more]

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Getting sexy with industry insiders is bad BAD for a gaming journalist. This kind of behavior makes us all suspect their opinions are biased. Their hormones get in the way of their objective criticism. Their integrity is compromised once they become sycophants to industry shills.

    Unless we’re talking about a man fawning over booth babes. Stop…[Read more]

    • After all, if there is one area of product reviews known for its integrity and lack of bias or conflicts of interest, it is gaming reviews (/sarcasm).

      I know it is the fallacy of relative privation, but why the hell is this a big deal when video game product reviewing is already known to be a highly corrupt and incredibly shoddy process?…[Read more]

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    As far as I’m concerned, only one person is allowed to “criticize” the Ice Bucket Challenge, and that’s James Ashby of SMBC Theater. He took the challenge to a whole new (and disgusting) level. Even though the challenge is gross, what he has to say in this video is just 100% awesome.

  • delphi_ote posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    I was in Cincinnati during the race riots there, and a lot of my observations mirror yours.

    One thing I noticed was that the police did what you described the National Guard doing. “Walking the streets.” Police didn’t bottle protesters up and block off streets in the same way I see in Ferguson. These walls of police in paramilitary gear just…[Read more]

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