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by ducknalddon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A brief discussion of abortion
Replies: 67
Views: 3441

Re: A brief discussion of abortion

I think this is way out of the scope of early retirement, if I wanted a forum full of this stuff I'd visit Redit.

It was nice while it lasted.
by ducknalddon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:32 pm
ducknalddon wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm
So you think civil war or the potential for it is a good justification for arming citizens?
28 human lives per year as insurance against government tyranny?
It's not 28 though is it, more like 13,000 deaths and 27,000 serious injuries.
by ducknalddon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

Government versus 1 guy or small group - you're correct. Government versus 100+million armed citizens, many who have military training in explosives, plus the general population that could make firebombs, IEDs, and conduct active sabotage to essential infrastructure, its a different story. And you'...
by ducknalddon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

Sclass wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Iraq.
I should have qualified my question with "and produced a good outcome". :D
by ducknalddon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Expensive dinners and drinks with friends
Replies: 27
Views: 3447

Re: Expensive dinners and drinks with friends

On the other hand I never tip in the UK, mainly because we have a minimum wage that puts a base on how much staff are paid.
by ducknalddon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

Firearms are an egalitarian force in our society. They empower the little guy. The people with power have to factor in that the guy they want to push, may have a surprising amount of push back. Can you give an example of where an armed insurrection has pushed back against the state in recent histor...
by ducknalddon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

Jason wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:46 am
That's why even when I watch Game of Thrones with all that sword play, I assume that shit is going down in some alternate, pussy ass European universe.
There is no need to insult all the Europeans here.
by ducknalddon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Guns in America
Replies: 207
Views: 8823

Re: Guns in America

Prohibition does not work, never has and never will. What percentage of deaths come from mass shootings vs police brutality? It has worked in the UK and Australia. If you want to talk about police brutality there were four deaths attributed to the police in the UK during 2017 and one of those is di...
by ducknalddon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 217
Views: 24787

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Sclass wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:27 pm
jacob wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Day 23rd. ("I finally got abs"-edition.
:o
They aren't abs, they are ribs.
by ducknalddon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Entering Ketosis
Replies: 73
Views: 6891

Re: Entering Ketosis

BRUTE wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:24 am

raising beef is actually extremely resilient and eco friendly
You should fix this article then.
by ducknalddon
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

@jennyH is there any opportunity to do more of this work in your existing job, it's usually much easier to move sideways within an organisation rather than from outside.
by ducknalddon
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?
Replies: 32
Views: 2022

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the Olympics?

Yes, I've been somewhat sceptical about it for a long time. In the UK we were sold it on the basis it would regenerate a run down part of London and increase participation in sport. There was some regeneration although we probably could have achieved that with a smaller budget and participation in s...
by ducknalddon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best coding to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 2284

Re: Best coding to learn?

—something pretty useful to me to be able to build a decent website I see several people have mentioned Python. As much as I like Python it isn't trivial to create a web site with it, you'll need to use something like flask or django, pip to install it then start tinkering with nginx and wsgi to ho...
by ducknalddon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best coding to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 2284

Re: Best coding to learn?

daylen wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:29 am
python, C, C++, bash, assembly.
Only one of those is used for web programming and even then it's only a small part of it's scope.
by ducknalddon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best coding to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 2284

Re: Best coding to learn?

PHP, I know many in the industry turn their noses up at it but it is very easy to get started with, in particular if you want to create something on the web.
by ducknalddon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 205
Views: 13665

Re: Jordan Peterson

Painful. Watching someone who claims to be a journalist refuse to actually *listen* to the person they are interviewing feeds my cynicism. Its not just that she clearly had a political agenda. Its that she took an opportunity to actually understand and find common ground with political opposition a...
by ducknalddon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump is barking up wrong tree on trade deficit
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Trump is barking up wrong tree on trade deficit

> $525 Mexico

Which is why not much will happen, there is too much to loose for both sides.
by ducknalddon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Frugality and Happiness, video
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: Frugality and Happiness, video

Michelle McGagh: "... by trade I am a financial journalist and I've spent ten years telling everyone what to do with their money and I wasn't actually taking any responsibility for my own." Journalism, a waste of time! Isn't that why you don't buy a car from a car mechanic or a house from a builder.
by ducknalddon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Flattening Yield Curves
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Flattening Yield Curves

unemployable wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:54 pm
We're at all-time highs, which means everyone who bought at every previous point in history is up.
Shouldn't you expect all time highs to be a common occurrence in a growing economy, I'm not sure that in itself is anything to worry about.
by ducknalddon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work, is it so bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 3895

Re: Work, is it so bad?

unemployable wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 pm
I feel like the 1970s energy crises would have been the perfect time to go to a 4-day week on a larger scale.
The UK did go to a three day week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Day_Week