| Political Talk|| Where does the US Constitution give the Federal government the power - WikiTiger on 12/2/13 at 9:46 pm|
to regulate air drone commerce? Specifically air drone commerce that never crosses a state border.
As I understand it, Amazon is currently prohibited from using their drone technology to deliver packages until the FAA updates the regulations to allow it, which is expected sometime in the next yea...
| Political Talk|| How Football Fleeces Taxpayers - WikiTiger on 12/2/13 at 7:03 pm|
[link=(http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/02/the-king-of-sports-gregg-easterbrook-tac)]How Football Fleeces Taxpayers[/link]
This ought to be an interesting topic on this site.
[quote]Whether you like football or not - whether you've ever bought a ticket to a high school, college, or NFL...
| O-T Lounge|| College kid gets bitcoin sign on ESPN - Bitcoin community tips him over $25,000 - WikiTiger on 11/30/13 at 5:16 pm|
Here's a link showing the bitcoin wallet and all the transactions he received after getting on TV:
| Movie/TV Board|| TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It - WikiTiger on 11/24/13 at 12:01 pm|
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/cord-cutters-and-the-death-of-tv-2013-11)]TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It[/link]
this shouldn't surprise anyone here, but the charts are still interesting to look at.
| Political Talk|| US Senate virtual currency live hearing on C-SPAN - WikiTiger on 11/18/13 at 2:06 pm|
Thought some of y'all might be interested in this....
| Political Talk|| Interpret this Senator's statement regarding drugs and policy - WikiTiger on 11/6/13 at 2:49 pm|
[link=(http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority-media/chairman-carper-statement-on-the-unveiling-of-the-so-called-silk-road-20-website)]Chairman Carper statement on the unveiling of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0” website[/link]
[quote]“This new website – launched barely a month after Federal age...
| Political Talk|| Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit - WikiTiger on 11/2/13 at 11:44 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOubCHLXT6A)]Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit[/link]
This is an amazing 15 minute talk that discusses some very important concepts that will be coming into their own in the near future, but also that have existed throughout time.
The concept of voice vs. e...
| Movie/TV Board|| PTA's "The Master" - WikiTiger on 10/20/13 at 7:33 pm|
Someone help me out here.
Normally I love this kind of stuff. PTA is one of my favorite filmmakers of all time. I count "Magnolia" as one of my all-time favorite films. I love pretentious crap like this.
But I just finished "The Master" and I did not like it at all.
I don't know if I jus...
| Political Talk|| IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage - WikiTiger on 10/15/13 at 5:58 pm|
[link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/15/4837828/ibms-watson-wants-to-fix-americas-doctor-shortage)]IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage: The supercomputer's greatest opponent may be the American healthcare system[/link]
We had an epic debate thread here a few months back discus...
| O-T Lounge|| Any Arduino fans here? I need some advice/guidance - WikiTiger on 10/10/13 at 4:33 pm|
I'm about to start an Arduino project (my first) and I'm still in the research and planning phase. I'm quite a good coder so that part doesn't bother me at all, but I have trouble finding info on all the different pieces of hardware, different models, this standard, that standard, this connector, t...
| Political Talk|| Biggest state propaganda victories? - WikiTiger on 10/9/13 at 6:08 pm|
-the state is necessary and without it chaos and violence ("anarchy" according to the state) will break out
-taxation is not theft
-it's normal for children to be educated by the state and children who are educated at home by their parents are "weird," socially inept," or "abnormal" in some wa...
| Money Talk|| Flat fee payment processing with BitPay - WikiTiger on 10/7/13 at 12:52 pm|
Anyone interested in talking about disruption in the payment processing arena and not about bitcoin specifically?
[link=(https://bitpay.com/pricing?1=)]BitPay introduces the world's first All-Inclusive Processing with Zero Transaction Fees, and Zero Hidden Charges.[/link]
Flat monthly fee and ...
| Music Board|| What would Metallica be like if Cliff Burton had never died? - WikiTiger on 10/3/13 at 4:15 pm|
Let's face it: Metallica was better with Burton.
"Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" are two of the best metal albums ever put out, and "Kill 'Em All" ain't half bad for a debut.
Now, I'm not saying that Metallica post-Burton was bad, because I very much enjoy "...And Justice For All...
| Movie/TV Board|| Great video of Kevin Spacey talking about network business models and... - WikiTiger on 9/19/13 at 8:37 pm|
very, very interesting talk.
| Political Talk|| "We have yet to find anyone who thinks they add anything of value to the FQ" - WikiTiger on 9/17/13 at 11:26 am|
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/new_orleans_city_council_deman.html#incart_river#incart_m-rpt-2)]New Orleans City Council demands crackdown on illegal T-shirt shops[/link]
[quote]Meg Lousteau, executive director of Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates, prese...
| Movie/TV Board|| Who was the best 'final girl' ever? - WikiTiger on 9/16/13 at 1:11 pm|
Who was the best [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_girl)]final girl[/link] ever?
I'm partial to Nancy Thompson, but Laurie Strode and Sally Hardesty are good choices as well.
While I love 'Scream,' I never felt any particular sympathy for or connection to Sidney Prescott. Am I the o...
| Political Talk|| Constitutional Scholars: Police Stop Analysis - WikiTiger on 9/10/13 at 7:50 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9343oWQO7Yk#t=54)]Idaho State Police stop video[/link]
Who was right? The cop or the man who was detained? (You only really need to watch from 0m54s through 5m15s, unless you really want to watch the whole thing.)
(I'll post m...
| O-T Lounge|| The Internet’s next victim: Advertising - WikiTiger on 9/6/13 at 9:44 am|
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2013/09/02/the_internets_next_victim_advertising/)]The Internet’s next victim: Advertising [/link]
Really good article on the state of the internet advertising industry, and it's un-winnable (IMO) fight against adblocking.
[quote]A report released this week by P...
| Movie/TV Board|| Sawyer steals Cher's purse - WikiTiger on 9/5/13 at 6:48 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNmyxV2Ncw)]but she chases him down and kicks his arse and then flips off Dick Shadow[/link]
yea, yea, this is probably common knowledge but I just realized Holloway and Dorff were in it.
| Political Talk|| If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person - WikiTiger on 8/29/13 at 6:38 pm|
[link=(http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/private_school_vs_public_school_only_bad_people_send_their_kids_to_private.html)]If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person[/link]
You can't make this shite up. This is what someone actually believes.
| Political Talk|| The Death of the 40 Hour Work Week - WikiTiger on 8/29/13 at 1:35 pm|
For a few years now, I've been on this board predicting that we'll see a 20 hour work week as the standard within the next 30 years or so.
And until recently it didn't really hit me but I realized one day a couple months back that we are actually in the middle of that transition right this moment...
| Political Talk|| SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' - WikiTiger on 8/22/13 at 6:26 pm|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/18/swat-cop-says-american-ne_n_3776501.html)]SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan [/link]
More of the same, really.
But this quote is really scary:
[quote]We trainers ha...
| Political Talk|| "We've won the State's War on Drugs because of Bitcoin" -- Dread Pirate Roberts - WikiTiger on 8/14/13 at 2:09 pm|
[link=(http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/meet-the-dread-pirate-roberts-the-man-behind-booming-black-market-drug-website-silk-road/)]Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road[/link]
[quote]If Roberts is paranoid, it’s because very ...
| Political Talk|| Evolution of a "conspiracy theory" OR moving goal posts - WikiTiger on 8/6/13 at 7:49 pm|
I've noticed a recent trend on this board of people re-defining what a "conspiracy theory" is. I suspect this is to prevent cognitive dissonance associated with the revelations about the NSA.
So I present to you the evolution of a "conspiracy theory" and my prediction for future evolutions.
| Political Talk|| Language and its impact on political culture - WikiTiger on 7/29/13 at 8:27 pm|
I believe that language is powerful. I believe that word choice is very important, especially when it comes to propaganda and shaping opinion. It's no secret that politicians and political entities think the same way.
In the mid to late 1800's there was a change in the language used to describe...
| Money Talk|| SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin-Denominated Ponzi Scheme - WikiTiger on 7/23/13 at 12:22 pm|
[link=(http://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1370539730583#.Ue67FmYief6)]SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin-Denominated Ponzi Scheme[/link]
[quote]The SEC alleges that Trendon T. Shavers, who is the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), offered an...
| Political Talk|| Liberals who complain about 'crony capitalism' or 'corporatism' - WikiTiger on 7/22/13 at 12:02 pm|
Don't they realize that none of that would be possible without the state?
I just don't understand how a group of people that are so pro-state can avoid placing the blame where it truly belong: on the state....
| Political Talk|| Changing definitions and the impact on political thought and actions - WikiTiger on 7/21/13 at 9:04 am|
Recently I've had debates on this site about the definition of 3 words that have apparently significantly changed from their origin. Now I understand that language evolves over time. I'm ok with that, but I also wonder about the consequences of such word evolution when it comes to politics.
| Political Talk|| Those of you who believe our system works, how do you explain this? - WikiTiger on 7/17/13 at 7:06 pm|
I can't count the amount of times someone on this board has advocated changing the system by voting.
I, of course, believe voting to be absolutely useless.
But there are many of you that believe it works.
So how do you explain things like this:
| Political Talk|| Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book The new warrior cop is out of control - WikiTiger on 7/7/13 at 12:48 pm|
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2013/07/07/%E2%80%9Cwhy_did_you_shoot_me_i_was_reading_a_book_the_new_warrior_cop_is_out_of_control/)]“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control [/link]
Since this is a hot topic on this board lately, I thought this article woul...