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    Thread: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Post: RE: What do you know today that you didn't know ye...

Reminds me of my old Dell computer, with internal connectors deliberately wired backwards, so that one couldn't easily swap-in non-Dell components.
HappySkeptic Off Topic 1814 37775 September 26, 2022 at 5:48 pm
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

After Russia gets weakened by losing in Ukraine, will it result in separatist unrest in some parts of the Russian Federation?
HappySkeptic News & Current Affairs 1517 29431 September 26, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

(September 23, 2022 at 10:00 am)Mister Agenda Wrote: (September 23, 2022 at 3:44 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Of course it isn't. Russia is extremely unlikely to use nukes. Even if they did, it's e...
HappySkeptic News & Current Affairs 1517 29431 September 23, 2022 at 11:10 am
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

Russia has now issued an order to bring up reservists, but it isn't actually restrictive in any way. They could conscript the entire country. Putin is claiming the West is trying to destroy Russia, ...
HappySkeptic News & Current Affairs 1517 29431 September 22, 2022 at 12:59 pm
    Thread: With whom do you share a birthday?
Post: RE: With whom do you share a birthday?

For the same reason my official birthday is Jan 1 on this forum, I can't answer this question. Birthdays are a bit too sensitive for me to be putting it on the internet.
HappySkeptic Lifestyle & Personal Matters 35 379 September 22, 2022 at 11:24 am
    Thread: The concept of "spending money" as a fetish
Post: RE: The concept of "spending money" as a fetish

(September 20, 2022 at 7:13 pm)Angrboda Wrote: I find spending money pleasurable, along with the associated tangential benefits of acquiring nice things, feeling a sense of accomplishment at saving ...
HappySkeptic Off Topic 14 232 September 21, 2022 at 10:23 am
    Thread: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Post: RE: What do you know today that you didn't know ye...

From Wikipedia: Quote:Luminous flux differs from power (radiant flux) in that radiant flux includes all electromagnetic waves emitted, while luminous flux is weighted according to a model (a "luminos...
HappySkeptic Off Topic 1814 37775 September 19, 2022 at 4:42 pm
    Thread: The worst thing according to Iranians
Post: RE: The worst thing according to Iranians

And Christians use Jesus Christ as a swear word. The point is to use something sacred in a profane way, to intentionally shock. So, I'm not buying your idea that atheists made these insults.
HappySkeptic Atheism 2 89 September 19, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Thread: That Gay Thread
Post: RE: That Gay Thread

(September 15, 2022 at 8:07 pm)Tomato Wrote: Senate to hold off on marriage vote until after mid-term election They don't have the votes.  They are hoping some Republicans will join when elections a...
HappySkeptic News & Current Affairs 2240 75777 September 19, 2022 at 3:36 pm
    Thread: De-Pluralize A Film, Book, etc
Post: RE: De-Pluralize A Film, Book, etc

The Vector
HappySkeptic Off Topic 12 266 September 13, 2022 at 10:38 am
    Thread: Hello!
Post: RE: Hello!

(September 13, 2022 at 4:19 am)Popsi1 Wrote: I'm a person who has become fed up with being tricked by a corrupt society. It seems modern society is always trying to pull some sort of scam. This bein...
HappySkeptic Introductions 8 196 September 13, 2022 at 10:33 am
    Thread: I hate math
Post: RE: I hate math

I hate frostbite, but I don't make my own thread about it. Math is just a set of rules. With practice, one sees the patterns and can use it as a tool. Anything is hard if you don't persist at getti...
HappySkeptic Mathematics 5 179 September 13, 2022 at 10:29 am
    Thread: Polygami
Post: RE: Polygami

If the people can handle the emotional complexity of polyamory, I think its fine - provided it isn't an exploitative situation. Occasional 3somes is not the same thing. That's a definite bucket list...
HappySkeptic Off Topic 7 162 September 13, 2022 at 10:23 am
    Thread: Anything above 40 fps worth it?
Post: RE: Anything above 40 fps worth it?

(September 12, 2022 at 4:39 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Don't do games, but as someone who's done some research into high frame rates, I have to say, that at least for videos, a high frame rate is extremely ...
HappySkeptic Technology & Computing 22 344 September 12, 2022 at 6:05 pm
    Thread: Anything above 40 fps worth it?
Post: RE: Anything above 40 fps worth it?

https://www.testufo.com/ If your monitor is 120 Hz, you will get that option as well (mine isn't).  You will notice that 60 Hz is still blurry and fatiguing to focus on if you are trying to track the...
HappySkeptic Technology & Computing 22 344 September 12, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    Thread: Anything above 40 fps worth it?
Post: RE: Anything above 40 fps worth it?

(September 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm)Jehanne Wrote: (September 12, 2022 at 11:39 am)HappySkeptic Wrote: Frame skips at 60 fps are very noticeable. My assumption is no dropped and/or corrupted frames, an...
HappySkeptic Technology & Computing 22 344 September 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm
    Thread: Is republic better than monarchy?
Post: RE: Is republic better than monarchy?

Europe was plagued by power games between religions and royal households. Both wanted to expand their power. The U.S. rejected both power structures. Unfortunately, the President has some residual ...
HappySkeptic Politics 18 332 September 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm
    Thread: What do atheists think of pagans and wiccans
Post: RE: What do atheists think of pagans and wiccans

Pagans and Wiccans are fine. For many of them it is more about recognizing the connection with the natural world than about anything supernatural. Any supernatural aspects are all woo, but there is ...
HappySkeptic Atheism 56 904 September 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm
    Thread: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Post: RE: What do you know today that you didn't know ye...

(September 10, 2022 at 10:00 am)Angrboda Wrote: The movie Airport (not the Zuckerberg parody Airplane) was primarily filmed at the Minneapolis airport. The film was named "Airplane!" and was a parod...
HappySkeptic Off Topic 1814 37775 September 12, 2022 at 12:50 pm
    Thread: Anything above 40 fps worth it?
Post: RE: Anything above 40 fps worth it?

(September 12, 2022 at 9:33 am)Jehanne Wrote: I have read a number of medical authorities (neurologists, ophthalmologists, etc.) who claim that anything above 40 frames per second is undetectable by...
HappySkeptic Technology & Computing 22 344 September 12, 2022 at 11:39 am