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  1. Re: Does the internet show the worst in people, or who they really are?

    Well, that about solved the OP's question. :laughter: Thread over, thread closed, / thread. :tongue:

    @The Germans Are Coming: please don't take offense to me asking this, but how old are you...
  2. Re: Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    Does Fukuyama account for the evolution of Roman government by the period of late antiquity, after the Dominate was established by Diocletian? His government was a rather different beast than that of...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure Movies

    :laughter: HAHAHAHA! I completely forgot about all that. I love the line: "You couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat!" :rofl2:

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  4. Re: The manipulative system that is Youtube advertising

    Wait, no one's made this point yet? Not even me! I think that about sums things up. ;)
  5. Re: Ask me, President Vladimir Putin, a Question

    :angry: This not the funny! I had having bad diarrhea whole day during that international conference and this is face I make to keep it all in before toilet time. It face of sheer agony and pain of...
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    Sticky: Re: The Videos Thread!

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    I do love this story. You don't get to see a lot of common decency these days. This guy is about as decent to others as they come. God bless.

    Also, this is really funny.
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    http://www.travellerpics.com/Jordan%20Egypt%2005/Giza%20Pyramids/slides/Pyramids%20Pizza%20Hut%20IMGP4682.jpg

    The towering monuments of the immortal pharaohs of Egypt are no match for...
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    Re: You Spook, You Lose

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/b64fc2d58a8f17d25df30ef3d7d5a70d/tumblr_mpar9jEyxz1rdm3lao1_400.gif

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  9. Re: 1 small shirt for a man, 1 giant leap backward for women

    Hah! Cannibal Corpse. Sweet. Good to see there's some metal heads in science fields. :tongue:
  10. Re: Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    Islam and politics are far more intertwined in today's world than Christianity and politics, but the same cannot be said for the pre-modern world, at least before the Age of Enlightenment and the...
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    Re: Jurassic World (trailer inside)

    Or the Goldblum comic relief: "Think they'll have that on the tour?"
  12. Re: Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    I have to wonder then who first made this connection between the Investiture Controversy and the later rise of secularism. Perhaps someone during the Age of Enlightenment appreciated its role and...
  13. Re: Native translators for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve visas to live in the USA

    Betraying the Taliban = betraying their own people? I don't think this equation makes sense.
  14. Re: Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    The modern State of Israel is a parliamentary republic that, like other Western nation-states since the fall of monarchies, grants all its citizens regardless of ethnic or religious background...
  15. Re: Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    Thank you very much for pointing this out! Especially since it was not stressed or even included at all in the passage I shared. That's +1 rep to you, sir. So with that in mind, it appears the...
  16. Re: Ask me, President Vladimir Putin, a Question

    Hitler speak of master race, which so falsely, it fantasy. However, some men just better, bigger, strongker than other. That me, of course. :D Use DNA make superior quality man, with ability to...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    :laughter: I'm crying from laughter, but I'm so angry at the same time, because I'm unable to rep you (did it too recently).
  18. Investiture Controversy of 1075-1122: root of secularism in the West?

    In regards to the role of the church in secular affairs and secular authorities assuming dominion over ecclesiastical appointments during the High Middle Ages, I was already well aware of the...
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    Re: Jurassic World (trailer inside)

    When it's busy ripping out your abdomen, yes, it squealing at you and raising all its plumage of feathers at once would probably be about the most terrifying thing you could imagine before dying.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure Movies

    Fair enough, but the main reason anyone should watch that film is not for Tom Green, who is over the top insane, but for Rip Torn, who is over the top funny as an overbearing patriarchal figure who...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure Movies

    You doing your part, bro? :tongue:

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    Re: The word "savage"

    Of course not, but towns certainly are the marker of the birth of civilization, a town being smaller than a city proper but still urban in character. A town basically provides what a city does but in...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure Movies

    I know we're not supposed to judge others here for their quirky tastes and guilty pleasures, but ew! Gross! The Lone Ranger?
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  24. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    No, not really. Are you suggesting the real problem is random looters not selectively targeting businesses they know to be owned by a white person? That's some careful precision right there for a...
  25. Re: Ancient Egyptian arithmetic just like binary numeral system in modern computers

    :fear: Ugh! CONTROVERSY! ACCUSATIONS! DRAMA! Sound the alarm bells!

    But please, do go on about how I am cheating. Anything to keep this thread going. :D I swear I'm going to get TWC interested in...
  26. Re: Is there a single decent person below the Mason Dixon line?

    Funny you mention Saudi Arabia here, because the second largest shareholder after Rupert Murdoch in News Corps, the parent company that owns Fox News and sets its ideological agenda, is a Saudi...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    He also made a horse senator, but that was more a move to downgrade and humiliate the senatorial order and to show them just who exactly was the boss of things, with supreme power to do whatever the...
  28. Re: Metal songs that get you so pumped up you could karate chop anvils in half!

    LOL. When I was a teenager my band used to cover Fear Factory songs all the time. The thing is their guitar riffs are very easy to learn, not very complicated, unlike bands like Darkest Hour, for...
  29. Re: Ancient Egyptian arithmetic just like binary numeral system in modern computers

    Well, aside from pottery shards they also had papyrus, but the latter was for official documents and not a disposable materials used in an instructional class setting by students, as far as I am...
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    Sticky: Re: The Videos Thread!

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    Comedian Jimmy Dore talks about the Iraq War, Rupert Murdoch, the corrupt banking system and Wall Street, as well as his big Irish family.

    WARNING: Lots of swear words violating the...
  31. Re: Why i think that the Hobbit is better than LOTR

    Heresy indeed. LOTR is better in every way, and to say otherwise is wrong. IT IS LAW.
  32. Re: Is there a single decent person below the Mason Dixon line?

    That was massively entertaining, I thank you. :laughter:

    I am unsettled about the South rising again, though. I'd rather not repeat the Civil War with a 2.0 version. Only this time if a draftee's...
  33. Re: Ancient Egyptian arithmetic just like binary numeral system in modern computers

    I had time to watch the ancient Egyptian one, very cool! As the video explains, the Egyptians, along with the Sumerians, were the first to apply geometry to architecture!
  34. Re: Ancient Egyptian arithmetic just like binary numeral system in modern computers

    Finally! A response! I'll take it. :tongue:

    The Egyptian system with a base of ten and doubling numbers is way simpler than modern multiplication tables we teach in school, as demonstrated in the...
  35. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    If that were the case, Rush Limbaugh would have some explaining to do to Ronald McDonald.

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kI6ioPSKUgQ/maxresdefault.jpg

    In other news, the Washington Post has an article...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    The math nerd in me is satisfied and appeased with this offering. It's actually a bit hypnotic if you ask me! Kind of like geometry class after sitting there too long. :tongue:

    Anyways, on to...
  37. Re: Ancient Egyptian arithmetic just like binary numeral system in modern computers

    The waters of the Nile River have flooded over today, with the tears of the Egyptian people, because you ignore them so, TWC. :(

    Yet you have now simply invoked the wrath of the Pharaoh, by...
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    Re: The word "savage"

    The Aztecs, and the Mayans before them, most certainly possessed their own pictographic writing systems, but it's interesting to know that the Incas of Peru had no writing! They only had the Quipu...
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    Re: Jurassic World (trailer inside)

    That little ginger cookie has a name you know: Bryce Dallas Howard.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/BryceDallasHowardSept08TIFF.jpg

    Oh yeah. That's a naughty little ginger...
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    Re: The word "savage"

    Even in the absence of proper cities in the Old Kingdom to compare with the metropolises of the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt, so long as the Old Kingdom Egyptians had small towns they could be...
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