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    Re: Earth is in fact growing

    The orbital radius of an object is independent of its mass, in the limiting case of a small mass orbiting a vastly larger one (which is an excellent approximation for the Earth's orbit). Energy...
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    Re: PS3 or high end computer

    Having tried out 64-bit Linux (since it was equally presented . . . too equally), I must wholeheartedly agree. I didn't even try running games, but for crying out loud, Flash doesn't work on 64-bit...
  3. Re: Internet Explorer or Firefox? Lets have a constructive argument.

    Firefox. I especially hate IE as a Web developer: their lack of standards support is holding back Web page design by five years or more. Likewise I love Firefox as a Web developer: extensions like...
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    Re: Patrician Award

    I have started the discussion and the result will most likely be available within a day. I'd like to point out that under the current Constitution, convention aside, only the Council ever has the...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    Once you have a majority, I'm pretty sure it's irrevocable. The day's over, you're dead, and we're just waiting on Jubal. GG.
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    Okay, I believe Estlander. I already knew there was a Godfather, and there's no other plausible explanation for nobody getting killed in the night. Either Estlander is a Godfather Inventor (who did...
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    Re: Earth is in fact growing

    Covering the surface of the Earth doesn't imply that there's more mass, just that it's distributed diffeerntly.

    I don't know what the exact breakdown is, but mostly no, not global warming. The...
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    Poll: Re: Does the solar system [B]really[/B] exist?

    This thread makes no sense and contains no content that could possibly be discussed. I'm taking it as a joke. If you would like to create a thread seriously questioning the existence of the solar...
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    Re: Really weird FTP time out problem

    Three more traceroutes to add to the pile from three different parts of the country:

    C:\Documents and Settings\cchem-visitor>tracert www.gfboards.net

    Tracing route to gfboards.net...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    I count Estlander, happyho, and myself voting for happyho, so that looks like a lynch.
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    Re: Decision: Stricter Moderation for Alts

    There is no technical solution to alternate accounts. IP addresses do not map cleanly to individuals: people may share computers, and will surely have access to multiple computers nowadays. If this...
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    Re: Patrician Award

    Okay, calling this award Patrician is insanely confusing. I'd like to move that a new name be devised for it before discussion continues. The rank of Patrician has years of history behind it, and...
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    Re: Removal of patronisation time limit

    I support, as I have for like two years plus. It seems to swing back and forth, back and forth . . .
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    I really don't know. Normally you wouldn't call them Mason serial killers, you'd call them another mafia faction. Better question, then: if we know that one Mason is town, do we know the other is? ...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    Jubal_Barca, is it guaranteed that Masons are town? You couldn't have, e.g., a Mason serial killer? And is it guaranteed that if someone is town, town does not need to kill them to win?
  16. Note on backup restoral and the effects on Curia votes

    48 hours disappeared from TWC, which foreshortened more than one poll. The Curator will need to decide what to do with polls that are closed without having had the full seven days' worth of votes on...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    Er, seems we lost some posts since the last backup. As I'm sure we all recall, it's now confirmed that everyone but me denies being a Mason, and we were going to ask Jubal_Barca to confirm that...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    I am not. Any choice is possible. I have said that repeatedly, including in the very post you quoted. I think that only one choice is reasonable, and I give reasoning for that.

    You misrepresent...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    (I should clarify: you didn't give any evidence that would be remotely convincing to anyone else. If you are in fact innocent, that would be good reason for you personally to believe that I'm a...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    There's no need to stress this point. Nobody is going to believe your word alone. It's perfectly possible that the evidence falsely points to you due to bad luck, but the idea is not to repeatedly...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    happyho: clearly you're going to vote for me, especially if you are innocent. I doubt there's anything I can say to you to sway your mind, since you're the one threatened, but take what I say below...
  22. Re: Vote of no Confidence in the Black Prince, our Curator

    I think you're laboring under a slight misapprehension here. You are not a site moderator and are neither required nor permitted to enforce the Terms of Service anywhere. Violations of the Terms of...
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    Re: Mount and blade forum???????

    I said one or two days ago: the game forums are out in the main index experimentally. Ask me in a week (that's five or six days now), I'll take a look, and I'll probably put them both back as...
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    Re: New Terms of Service

    It's deliberate but fairly trivial, to be honest. It might merit 2-4, but it's not really a big deal. I'd leave it as it is.
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    I checked out Evariste in the night. He's innocent. So let's build a little tree:

    I am innocent. Tons of circumstantial evidence to support this. If you don't believe this, say so and I'll...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    And so it is done. The Fuzz is to be lynched. *holds breath*
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    I can't be. I'm just guessing, frankly. That's what this always comes down to. happyho also hasn't presented a lot to defend himself. We need to pick the most likely two out of: The Fuzz,...
  28. Re: (Moved to vote) Rank to Medal Conversion: Honorary Ranks (comprehensive)

    I wouldn't call the name particularly biased. It's not like it's called "Removal of the Damn Retarded Mountain of Ranks We've Accumulated Bill". It just calls some ranks superfluous, which is of...
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    Re: Evolution on mankind

    I was assuming that there's some slight genetic predisposition involved. It seems likely that there is, although certainly it's going to be mostly environmental (since it typically is due to a set...
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    Re: Earth is in fact growing

    As I said in what you quoted, the Earth as a whole is receiving more energy than it's putting out. I didn't address the core, mantle, and crust separately. The core is of course putting out more...
  31. Re: Weather moves in 9 year cycles, there's no Global Warming or Ozone problem!

    As the IPCC's AR4 FAQ (which I think I linked to earlier, you can Google it) acknowledges, increased solar forcing has probably been a significant factor in recent warming, although according to...
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    Re: How to change my IP address.

    If you use a so-called "super-elite" proxy that doesn't send XFF headers or keep logs of proxy use, there's not really any way short of intercepting and recording all traffic in and out of the...
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    Re: A Tribunal Alternative - Trial by Jury

    Do feel free to discuss this and present a Curial Decision if you're so inclined. It will, however, absolutely and without question be vetoed if you propose it as an amendment, and not implemented...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    Are you kidding? Of course we are. Otherwise you'd just be able to ask everyone their role and lynch those who wouldn't admit it. That's why I gave evidence.

    happyho is just an unknown. He...
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    Re: Mafia strikes again!

    That's why they're suspicious: lack of meaningful posts.

    But okay. Now that I've asked both The Fuzz and scottishranger about Estlander, there's no point in keeping this secret anymore. Full...
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    Re: Earth is in fact growing

    The presentation in the video was shallow, unpersuasive, and frankly stupid. I suspect that if the thread had started off with somewhat reasonable sources, that contain more sources than soundbites,...
  37. Re: Weather moves in 9 year cycles, there's no Global Warming or Ozone problem!

    Part of current warming is, however, certainly solar in origin. If you believe the IPCC, it's much less than the anthropogenic bit, but as far as I can tell, the only reasons they have to say that...
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    Re: Evolution on mankind

    All evolution requires is descent with modification, and we still do that. What is true is that many of the strongest selection pressures from earlier eras (resistance to disease, for instance) have...
  39. Re: brain tougher customer than first thought

    It's long been known that those who lose most of their brains can adapt and still perform pretty much normally, especially if they lose it when they're very young. it was mentioned in my...
  40. Re: $75,000 Offered For MD to Publicly Drink Vaccine Additives

    Dang, too bad I don't have an MD. Easy 75 grand there. Unless it's a publicity stunt and they'll retract it, which seems not unlikely.
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