• Filias Cupio posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I am not much for superhero movies unless I want to spend time with friends and friends are going, so I was happy to take the spoilerage.

    However I am completely down with the “hates swans.” I have nearly been mugged by swans twice. They may look good but they are pure malevolence.

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

    It seems to me, as a distant observer, that “stand your ground” means if there is a confrontation, rather than backing off and attempting to de-escalate, you can “stand your ground” at which point either the other person backs off or

    * If you are white and the other person is black, you get to shoot them.
    * If you are black and the other…[Read more]

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

    The breast milk article contains a glaring error.

    “South Africa notches over 1 million premature births per year.”

    This seemed very unlikely to me. Fortunately they link to their data source, and it shows 1059000 total live births and ‘only’ 88000 premature births.

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

    That’s all well and good until you go bankrupt and the rights to your body get sold off.

    • When Worf and Quark (or was it Rom?) were trapped by an ion storm on some deserted planet, the Ferengi was convinced he would die there, and his bones would lie forever bleaching in the sun, unmourned and unsold.

      The Ferengi: the core constituency of misogynist Republicans throughout the Galaxy.

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

    I saw the “Scientist proves identity of Jack the Ripper” headlines months ago and thought “pull the other one, its got bells on” and didn’t bother to read the accompanying article.

    Am I supposed to be pleased or displeased when my cynicism turns out to be justified?

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

    I could worry about checking that the red blood cells pictured were mammalian (or a very few salamander or fish species) as other vertebrate red blood cells do indeed contain DNA, and that there were no white blood cells (also containing DNA) in the sample from which the picture was taken, but as this comes from GamerGate, I feel absolutely sure…[Read more]

  • Filias Cupio posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    I think
    not(Joe and not(money))
    expands to
    not(Joe) OR not(not(money))

    • I had to right down a truth table… I come out with not(joe) OR money,
      which is the same as your result. I almost resorted to Googling de Morgan, but that would have too much like work. Bah, who needs correctness (says the programmer.)

      • “I had to right down a truth table…”

        I’m really glad write now I didn’t make a snarky comment about compliment/complement in my first comment.

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  • Filias Cupio posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    Re: soccer/neutralizing men article.
    In the comments on the article, there is some discussion about what would happen if men and women played in the same league. For most sports, testosterone and/or body size/shape make men vs women competition uneven, and so they play in separate leagues. Tennis is an example. For a long time, women tennis…[Read more]