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by m0002a
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:00 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Re: If you could ask God one question ...

Well I've seen the Flying Spaghetti Monster and you can't prove I haven't so there. The burden of proof is on you! :roll: I am very happy for you that you have seen the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Please don't send me you cleaning bill. With regard to God, we are not talking about whether anyone has ...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Re: If you could ask God one question ...

I was paraphrasing heavily to make a point. You can make whatever point you wish, but please don't attribute that to Kant, becasue he didn't say or mean that. I won't waste time playing pseudo-philosophic children's games. You are deliberately misusing the term "belief system". You are argumenting ...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:57 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Re: If you could ask God one question ...

SCIENCE IS NOT REASON (=Philosophy). It's not Kant's idea that we can only trust our own senses. He just eloquently said "I have to see it with my own eyes!" Could you provide a quote (translated from German to English) from Kant to substantiate that? Kant did not say we can only trust our own sens...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:36 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Re: If you could ask God one question ...

I have read snippets written by both of those fine thinkers, but like most writings these bits of text were evidence against the belief in the supernatural rather than for it. They certainly claimed that there is no rational proof whether God exists (and whether one could know anything about God vi...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:57 pm
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
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Views: 117800

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

I would personally never sacrifice reason in the pursuit of anything, but sadly some people do. That is part of your personal belief system. It cannot be proven that reason is superior in understanding all things. I doubt that "metaphysical knowledge" exists, and until there is some reasonable evid...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 6003

Re: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?

I think you missed the bit where his RMA allows him to pick a different model. Hence the discussion of what different model to pick. Will it resolve the problem? Maybe. It could be the different components in the 560W are far enough away in value to not resonate in conjunction with his Asus mobo. I...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 6003

Re: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?

What can he lose? The ability to get a free replacement. I'm all for modding if you don't care about the warranty. I will say this again. He has already RMA'ed the X-760 PSU and the replacement acted just like the original. It seems unlikely (unless Seasonic changes the design of the X-760 before h...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:14 pm
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 117800

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

The same question could be applied to "metaphysics" itself, is "metaphysics" even the appropriate description of the subject.? Andy So long as we all agree that a person's (unproven) beliefs about the methodology to be used to determine whether God exists plays an outcome in the results of whether ...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 6003

Re: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?

CA_Steve wrote:Might mess up his warranty/RMA option.
He has already RMA'd it once and same problem, so I don't see what there is to lose. The question is "can it be done and will it help reduce the noise?" and not "what are the warranty implications?"
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 6003

Re: Seasonic x-760 Buzzing -- Alternative?

Is it possible to put some 100% silicone on the coils? Not sure if that trick still works, but it is something we used to do in the old days of SPCR, especially on motherboards.
by m0002a
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:36 am
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Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 117800

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

No. Stop turning things round. Science works by fact, theory and hypothesis. We don't 'claim' that god does not exist, there is no evidence for a god and the proof being the overwhelming weight of Scientific progress over the last 5000+ years. I hence have no 'belief' that there is no god, there is...
by m0002a
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: My house idles at 75W
Replies: 29
Views: 23809

Re: My house idles at 75W

Running WCG/BOINC (pretty much the same as F@H) adds 100W to my base, less than $1 a day even at California PG&E tier 3 pricing... If you donated the $300 yearly cost of the extra electricity you pay to a charity, you would be doing infinitely more good in the world. Running F@H wastes precious ene...
by m0002a
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: My house idles at 75W
Replies: 29
Views: 23809

Re: My house idles at 75W

One of the best ways to save power is to stop Folding@Home. I asked a bio-chemist about Folding@Home, and he said it was a waste of time even if the power to run the computer was free.
by m0002a
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:04 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Of course, that statement is carefully crafted to assuage the apprehensions of retired and near retired voters (although just maybe those voters might be concerned about their offspring?) and like his entire campaign strategy, reveals as little as possible. Romney can't and won't reduce the federal...
by m0002a
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:08 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Off-topic or not, thank you for posting. It's always good to hear from knowledgeable professionals. Not to quibble with edh's professional credentials, especially on medical issues, but the funding and administration of the USA health care system is quite a bit different than in the UK. For example...
by m0002a
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:01 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

A Democrat can declare his support for public healthcare all day long, but actually acting on those declarations would be biting the health-insurance lobby that feeds him and jeopardize his (re)election and/or cushy, post-Congressional consulting position. It wasn't incompetence that immobilized th...
by m0002a
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:30 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Voter ID is a "solution" in search of a problem. Except that their real purpose is to diminish votes from people who tend to be Democratic. Have you figured out yet why NY, CT, MA, MI, and RI don't have "no excuse" (you don't have to swear that you will out of town, etc to use it) early voting? The...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:02 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

I never said that the court system is completely full of liberals, but some people have a tendency to only quote court cases decided by liberal lower court judges. I never made any distinction about lower/supreme court verdicts. What I said and remains obvious from this last post is that you are di...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:59 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Everything you say IS partisan. Accusing a legal system of being full of 'liberals' as being the only reason for a court decision being made is in itself, partisan. Like saying you lost a game because the ref was biased to the other side. Unless you have genuine evidence, it just makes you look par...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:54 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Damn those pinko-commie-liberals. Thanks once again for confirming your non-partisan standpoint. Strange you didn't mention the non-partisan viewpoint of the post I was responding to (and was mocking). And how can early voting being partisan? The major states that don't have it are heavily Democrat...
by m0002a
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:42 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Most of the voter ID laws have been blocked by the courts. If they don't stop a non-existent problem and they discourage or stop many thousands of voters -- then why do you think so many people are against them? Most of the early voting reductions are also blocked by the courts, too. I wonder if th...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:58 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

In several cases in Pennsylvania it took several trips to get an ID. When you have to take public transportation or drive to another city and wait, etc. It can be quite an onerous process. It costs nearly $65 in one case to get the required documents; which is a lot of money when you are already ma...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:14 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

As per the US contitution the right to statehood exists once the population has reached 60000 and other conditions are met. Are you saying that we have finally found a part of the US constitution that you disagree with? There are a lot of things I would change in the Constitution if I could. Just a...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:13 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

There is no difference between democracy and a republic. The Founders called their blend of citizen and human rights "republic", but that doesn't make it so. The Athenian Democracy only let about 20% of the people vote. By modern standards, it is NOT a democracy. The only modern country that has br...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:58 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Right on queue, you post 3 times! If I don't answer them individually, the get very cranky and start calling me names. There is a movement for Washington DC gaining statehood and the slogan 'taxation without representation' has been associated with it. Similarly the territory of Peurto Rico which h...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:22 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

I believe that the US Constitution has AGAIN got it wrong with regards to voter ID (and several other things). I am sure that you will continue to defend the indefensible, and/or argue along a different parallel line such as each state can do xyz because the constitution allows it etc etc. I addres...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:02 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 75442

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Just because the card itself is "free" doesn't make it easy to get, or that it is not an obstacle to voting. If you do not have a birth certificate, or do not drive, or don't own a car, or have to take 2 or 3 days off from work, or any of a number of other reasons -- it is definitely *not* free to ...
by m0002a
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:46 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

We never established it, the first recorded slave shipment to the US was actually Dutch. "In 1607, English settlers established Jamestown as the first permanent English colony in the New World. Tobacco became the chief crop of the colony, due to the efforts of John Rolfe in 1611. Once it became cle...
by m0002a
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:05 pm
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Not quite the full story. Some women had the vote previously under householder sufferage rules because they owned property. Lily Maxwell became the first woman to vote in 1867. Coming back to slavery, it was abolished in the UK in 1807 and throughout the Empire in 1833. It is also key to note that ...
by m0002a
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:23 am
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Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
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Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

The 50% I referred to was "Women", the Constitution did NOT mandate the rights for Women to vote as well as non-whites etc and as such the Constitution had to be amended several times to "force" (mandate) these huge swathes of the American population to be allowed to vote. My point was pretty simpl...