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  1. Re: On math being between sensory-based and more abstract levels of human thought

    How abstract math is, depends entirely on the math. Some math deals with real-life problems,, other very very formal and general maths can deal with entirely abstract concepts that have no relation...
  2. Re: It is morally reprehensible for Americans to mock the French for our performance during WWII

    Unless they're making jokes, as people often do, you just have to assume they're idiots and live with it.
  3. Thread: Soylent

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    Re: Soylent

    I am skeptical of this stuff, it's not easy to make a properly balanced diet. Especially achieving the proper vitamin/mineral etc. balance is hard. IMO if you don't like cooking, want it cheap and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    And why shouldn't he? He DOES have the people behind him, and as far as he knows the oligarchs will return and starting :wub:ing around just like they did in Ukraine if the state weakens its control....
  5. Sticky: Re: Need help with science/math schoolwork? Post here!

    No. The exponential of x defines the order of x. So:
    1x = x = x1 ≠ x0 = 1.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Foreign Neo-Nazis DO flow into the nazi battalions, they ARE murdering innocents and yes, the beheadings have been confirmed (by Amnesty and HRW). That's how ideologically charged civil wars work,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Not really, kinda sounds like what a bunch of :wub:ed up freaks would do tbh. And which locals are saying the separatists are as bad? There have been no substantiated reports of mass atrocities...
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    Re: Most educated country actually is?!

    Yeah.. Except there is data, look at the grades distribution. When straight A's is nearly the average, it means the school is :wub:.

    I'm not saying the undergraduate level is bad at top US...
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    Re: Most educated country actually is?!

    Ignoring all the common-knowledge hate on US high schools (especially those in poorer areas), I have talked with allot of people who exchanged to the USA when they were 17. I know one who had C-D...
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    Re: Most educated country actually is?!

    It doesn't really say much as there can be many explanations for this. For instance, US high schools are really :wub: so applicants are often chosen based on having good contacts (at least for the...
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    Re: Most educated country actually is?!

    In that case the US comes even worse off. I know for a fact that in engineering, most US colleges have an easy curriculum along with plenty multiple choice test compared to European schools.

    As...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    If with good you mean moronic, sure. Where are the neo-nazi and criminal ultranationalist separatist battalions?
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    There seems to be this retarded preconception that everything the USA and the west does is for democracy, freedom and human rights and so on just because they are liberal democracies. Well, guess...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    International law is valid for those who can enforce it, and in a multipolar world nobody can. And the fact that many countries, including western ones, regularly break it doesn't exactly make it any...
  15. Re: The Phoenix Rises - The Return of NATO as a major player

    No, it means the US is an opponent of Russia. I never called anyone a bad guy.

    But that isn't enough to make the EU and Russia hostile to each other in the long term; economically it makes no...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Yeah, and the exact same could be said for the rebel fighters (except horrible commanders - the rebels probably have many Russian officers). It's an idiotic war.
  17. Re: The Phoenix Rises - The Return of NATO as a major player

    The collapse of the USSR was a catastrophe for its inhabitants, that is certain. However, how would reconstructing the USSR help anybody? You are jumping to conclusion based on sensationalism.
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  18. Re: The Phoenix Rises - The Return of NATO as a major player

    NATO got a jolt in the short term, but in the long term it will continue to decline as obviously neither ISIS nor Russia is a threat to Europe. Don't get your hopes up. Oh, and stop trusting the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Yeah, the fighting is giving way and Kiev is going back to the negotiations table. With some luck the nationalists in Kiev won't make too much noise and we'll see a federalization of Ukraine,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Reality check: Ukraine is in the gutter, its armies defeated and the west have been doing the absolute minimum to keep their face. If the west had "ukraine's back" they would at least be providing...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Fantasy. Poroshenko has understood that the Kremlin is willing to risk sanctions to hold Ukraine in its sphere, and as 1) Ukraine's troops are absolutely no match to the highly trained Russians and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    This time there is no illusions of the possibility of military victories. Nobody wants to continue this fight (and, in the case of Ukraine, rational thought dictates that they are not able to fight...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    1) Yeah, Adar, a few graves. What else are we supposed to call some handful of dead? Well, obviously that's too many, but this is war unfortunately.

    2) No, I am saying Russia has geopolitic...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Commenting on the recent events: It has been clear for a while now that a ceasefire had to come, but I didn't expect the Kremlin to gamble so much just for a federalized Ukraine. Or, well, I guess...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    No, not "Finland", but some random newspaper we can't even access due to log-in requirements. And where are their sources anyway about Russian troops being slaughtered (Kiev Post? Ukrainian...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Fantasy. The Soviet Union was run by those who managed to get to the top regardless of their ethnicity. Sure, there was an imbalance in the politburo, where Slavs (Ukrainian and Russian) were...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Astaroth, the notion that Russians excuse the crimes of Stalin and the Bolsheviks by blaming Ukrainian/Georgian leaders is made up fantasy (which you'd realize if you knew anything about Russia,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Yah it's hilarious. Thanks for pointing out how deranged these modern Russians are. They are so vile they think they aren't responsible for what a very small minority of their ancestors did. Also...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    And in the mean time the politician rats are busy playing politics, sucking foreign cock and stealing.



    Hey holger. You have 3 guesses to find out why anonymity is a good thing when you are...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Yeah, because NATO would risk the world reaping a nuclear war. Not to mention you assume Putin & Kremlin being mad.


    Not so fast there,, this time around the world is multipolar with the west...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    What exactly do you think Putin tried to "bite off"? Do you think he wanted to annex an underdeveloped Donbass, a move that would cripple the Russian economy and its international standing? Or do you...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    IMO many people here are so stuck up in their respective ideological camps and black and white thinking that they miss the fact that 2,500 people are dead and 750,000 forced to leave flee homes.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Hopefully this flight tragedy will force a peace settlement. I'm getting sick of the needless bloodshed, especially considering how all this could've been avoided by simply organizing a few decent...
  34. Re: All who think marijuana use is safe step forward...not so fast there under 25 year ol

    wow that was a long list of benefits. It even helps growth hormone levels apparently (though not sure by how much if you're already working out). I don't know if the reality is that one sided though,...
  35. Re: All who think marijuana use is safe step forward...not so fast there under 25 year ol

    I reacted on the claim on it having no health benefits or much going for it in general. AFAIK without breakfast most people will be tired and lacking in energy, and more likely to binge eat (so...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Obvious to somebody in his right mind. "Spetsnaz" doesn't attack in light up buses travelling on the main roads, and neither do the separatists. The opposition has had a history of sending such buses...
  37. Re: All who think marijuana use is safe step forward...not so fast there under 25 year ol

    From where did you get that breakfast doesn't do anything? Flies directly opposite to common sense, personal experience and basic nutritional science (regular meals are good for you).
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Nah the issue here is that you're making up your own version of the events. The trip was organized by the opposition, and the journalists were merely covering it. Of course you can believe in...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Hilarious how some people here turn every event into some kind of Russia-is-evil nonsense.
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    Re: How you know RT is pure propaganda...

    Nah, mrmouth's rants are nonsense. His argument basically relies entirely on the authority fallacy (Russia is bad => whatever it says is lies). Fact of the matter is that western media is in general...
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