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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:10
Replies: 55
Views: 1,215
Posted By Anachrony
Really it varies from school to school. What...

Really it varies from school to school. What matters more than how expensive a school is is how selective the admissions are academically. No matter how well funded they are, a teacher can only go...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 23:28
Replies: 266
Views: 7,198
Posted By Anachrony
Unlike England, for that matter. In England,...

Unlike England, for that matter. In England, Merry Christmas is part of the official state religion. In the US, it's merely the majority religion, but doesn't have an official status.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 23:46
Replies: 270
Views: 5,639
Posted By Anachrony
We don't even know that it began on Earth, much...

We don't even know that it began on Earth, much less how. See Panspermia. The actual origin of life could be an extremely low probability, extremely gradual, unique phenomenon, and we may never...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 20:16
Replies: 270
Views: 5,639
Posted By Anachrony
"Gravity"? You mean Intelligent...

"Gravity"? You mean Intelligent Falling?
Forum: Politics 10-12-2014, 05:16
Replies: 118
Views: 1,741
Posted By Anachrony
He didn't get it wrong, and the Guardian's...

He didn't get it wrong, and the Guardian's summary has nothing to do with it. The original OECD report...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 04:05
Replies: 270
Views: 5,639
Posted By Anachrony
Myth. Scholars have known since classical...

Myth. Scholars have known since classical antiquity that the Earth is round, since long before any of the philosophers involved could properly be called "scientists". There was some disagreement as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 01:23
Replies: 56
Views: 1,563
Posted By Anachrony
Thankfully, nobody on my block ever decorates...

Thankfully, nobody on my block ever decorates outside, so there isn't any sort of competition there.

In my house, the most convenient spot for the Christmas tree happens to be in a corner with large...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 23:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By Anachrony
I think if a neighborhood has enough burglary...

I think if a neighborhood has enough burglary that some people start putting bars on windows, then the burglars just start targeting the houses that don't have bars even more, thus accelerating the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 00:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By Anachrony
Because believing that helps you with the...

Because believing that helps you with the cognitive dissonance.

Yule was a pre-existing solstice holiday, and the early Christian church intentionally chose the winter solstice for Jesus's birthday,...
Forum: TV Shows: US 06-12-2014, 00:00
Replies: 37
Views: 4,281
Posted By Anachrony
It's not so much about the technology as it is...

It's not so much about the technology as it is about the corporate culture that goes along with it. People with any exposure to startup culture would get it, even just people who live in Northern...
Forum: TV Shows: US 05-12-2014, 23:50
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Anachrony
MTV and VH1 were the main ones, and MTV had...

MTV and VH1 were the main ones, and MTV had spinoff channels giving a range of different videos. But they abandoned their business model and went into more and more original programming and less and...
Forum: Showbiz 05-12-2014, 23:24
Replies: 130
Views: 18,995
Posted By Anachrony
There are thousands of notable people who have...

There are thousands of notable people who have partied, abused drugs, and had lots of sex. The vast majority of them do not get their thrills from slipping their victims a mickey and raping them. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2014, 22:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By Anachrony
Probably a reasonable rule. If a friend wins a...

Probably a reasonable rule. If a friend wins a truly life changing amount of money it would likely be a strain on the friendship long term. It's harder to stay friends with people who have a...
Forum: Showbiz 03-12-2014, 23:24
Replies: 130
Views: 18,995
Posted By Anachrony
Where were the parents when Jimmy Savile molested...

Where were the parents when Jimmy Savile molested hundreds of children? Were their parents there watching and participating, or do you think maybe your theory that they could never possibly be alone...
Forum: Showbiz 03-12-2014, 22:31
Replies: 130
Views: 18,995
Posted By Anachrony
You apparently didn't even bother to read the...

You apparently didn't even bother to read the article in your own link, moron. She wasn't hanging out at Playboy mansion where she met Cosby. She met him while working on a film set, he got her...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2014, 03:57
Replies: 355
Views: 13,707
Posted By Anachrony
The smug prosecutor was basically arguing the...

The smug prosecutor was basically arguing the defendant's case for him, so there was nobody presenting the grand jury the argument that there should be a trial. They had no choice really. If the...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2014, 03:59
Replies: 57
Views: 2,469
Posted By Anachrony
I think it's been explained as an actual...

I think it's been explained as an actual biological difference due to relatively narrower hips than women. It's not necessarily, as has been suggested by women, all just a conspiracy by men to...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2014, 01:45
Replies: 57
Views: 2,469
Posted By Anachrony
On page 10 of that blog they have a picture of...

On page 10 of that blog they have a picture of Robb Stark doing it in London, so it's not just a NYC thing.
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2014, 01:03
Replies: 57
Views: 2,469
Posted By Anachrony
It's kind of amazing how flexible they can be,...

It's kind of amazing how flexible they can be, actually. Some of them must do yoga:

http://mentakingup2muchspaceonthetrain.tumblr.com/

It seems to be quite a common, well documented phenomenon. ...
Forum: General Discussion 20-11-2014, 23:53
Replies: 103
Views: 4,392
Posted By Anachrony
I used to love heavy snowfalls as a child. Then...

I used to love heavy snowfalls as a child. Then I grew up a bit and had to wake up early on those days and shovel hundreds of feet of sidewalks for my parents tenants before school. Then I grew up...
Forum: General Discussion 19-11-2014, 03:13
Replies: 48
Views: 1,687
Posted By Anachrony
Not if they were British. Then surely they'd...

Not if they were British. Then surely they'd shrug it off, because they're real men.
Forum: General Discussion 19-11-2014, 01:44
Replies: 48
Views: 1,687
Posted By Anachrony
Most NFL players end up with brain injury, it's...

Most NFL players end up with brain injury, it's just a matter of severity. It really is a high impact sport. It's debatable whether all the armor even helps or if it does more harm than good. They...
Forum: General Discussion 18-11-2014, 21:36
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Anachrony
She's been after him since she was a teenager. ...

She's been after him since she was a teenager. She moved to a small town in the middle of nowhere near his prison, and has been there for close to a decade now, so she's clearly not in it to make a...
Forum: General Discussion 18-11-2014, 19:54
Replies: 338
Views: 12,212
Posted By Anachrony
We do have a few nice pubs with excellent food...

We do have a few nice pubs with excellent food and drink. They could be called gastropubs, though they don't explictly label themselves that way. I would not consider them pretentious, because they...
Forum: TV Shows: US 15-11-2014, 00:30
Replies: 126
Views: 5,182
Posted By Anachrony
The buyer doesn't make a separate payment. The...

The buyer doesn't make a separate payment. The 5% comes from the seller and is split between the buyer's agent and seller's agent. If there is no buyer's agent, then the seller's agent keeps the...
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