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  1. capefeather

    CAP 21 CAP 21 - Part 8 - Art Poll 4

  2. capefeather

    Canadian Election Thread

    I really doubt that the Liberals will do anything big on electoral reform, especially considering their numbers on seat count and popular vote % are nearly identical to the Conservatives when they won in 2011. The NDP is the only party I can remotely see taking electoral reform seriously. But...
  3. capefeather

    Canadian Election Thread

    How ironic, the Conservatives complain about the last election wasting taxpayer money, yet here they are, changing the rules so that they can spend even more. Not even surprising at this point. Anyway, while I'm here, might as well share something. Yesterday I saw two people discussing the...
  4. capefeather

    Canadian Election Thread

    This might interest people in the coming... ugh... months. Also I hate this habit I have of relying on links, but this is a very good summary of the Harper government (and it's not even exhaustive). I'd really like to help stop the damage that the Conservatives have inflicted on this country...
  5. capefeather

    Serious Automation/mechanization, Efficiency, and People

    People fear-mongering about technology really need a history lesson. (I don't believe that fear-mongering was C.G.P. Grey's intent, if anyone asks.) I'm tired of self-righteous, privileged people blaming technology for all societal ills. If anything is truly the "fault" of technology, it's that...
  6. capefeather

    Serious Death Penalty

    Like I implied in my other posts, there is more than one kind of "life in prison". In Canada, first-degree murder automatically gives you 25 years without parole. I've heard that in one or more Scandanavian countries, criminals in government custody are treated pretty humanely, no need for...
  7. capefeather

    Serious Death Penalty

    "Life imprisonment" is an extremely general term. All it entails is that someone is in government custody for some maximum length of time allowed by law. This is why I added "in the worst sense of the term". But maybe, judging by the rest of your post, what you really mean is you just really...
  8. capefeather

    Policy Review Power Level in ORAS

    Putting aside the whole debate on whether movepool or stat spread impacts more on the balance of a CAP, we might need to adjust our attitude on stats simply because of what we've currently been doing with them. We consistently make Pokemon with BSTs of 540-570, which is an aberration as far as...
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    Serious Death Penalty

    The alternative to the "death penalty" is not "life in prison" in the worst sense of the term. I don't see why governments can't try to remove those other nasty alternatives along with the death penalty itself. I'm not super-familiar with this stuff, but it seemed to me like some places have...
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    Serious Death Penalty

    Killing someone is a huge deal and should only happen if it's overall preferable to everyone involved including the person being killed. Euthanasia is a more obvious example of this, and certain situations when trying to apprehend a criminal can apply as well. I'd like to think that maybe the...
  11. capefeather

    Serious The Atheism/Agnosticism thread

    I only brought up debunking supernatural claims to illustrate the broader point that the supernatural is little more than a placeholder explanation. This point is not separate from the scientific discussion, but rather, it is key to why I don't think any meaningful insight will be gained from...
  12. capefeather

    Serious Legality of Bestiality

    omg lol, this thread is going nowhere fast... MikeDawg, I at least get your frustration that many people seem to be reducing the issue to one or more unstated assumptions, so I'll try and make this simple: This point is the main problem and a good example of a statement I made in some other...
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    Serious The Atheism/Agnosticism thread

    lol we keep coming back to this topic The fundamental problem with the supernatural / miracles isn't that they contradict physics. The problem is that the very concept of the supernatural is beyond any practical inquiry. "Supernatural" is a non-explanation masquerading as information, with no...
  14. capefeather

    Pinocchio Paradox

    I suppose the problem with trying to create a "paradox" mainly arises because we're trying to program an abstract paradoxical statement P = not-P (a.k.a. "this proposition is false") into a mechanism. In a vacuum, one could say, "I propose an axiom 'P = not-P'." It would be a bad axiom to...
  15. capefeather

    Serious Blankism

    It's sad to see senior staff spout the kind of reactionary rhetoric and defensiveness normally attributed to Deck Knight. It's sad, but ultimately not that surprising at this point. It's only surprising that it's so blatant and explicit, and I wonder if it's always been this way or I've just...
  16. capefeather

    CAP 20 CAP 20 - Part 12 - Sprite Poll

    HeaLnDeaL Quanyails aXl
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    CAP 20 CAP 20 - Part 10 - Movepool Poll 2

    And it's a majority! Congrats to cbrevan and HeaLnDeaL for their winning movepool!
  18. capefeather

    CAP 20 CAP 20 - Part 10 - Movepool Poll 2

    Part 2 of the movepool extravaganza! After this we vote on the 3D model stuff and then it's the Final Product! We're getting there! ---- Important!: All competitive polls consist of two rounds of ranked voting (24 hours each). In the first round, the preliminary ranking of candidates by PBV...
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    CAP 20 CAP 20 - Part 10 - Movepool Poll 1

    1. cbrevan 2. Korski 3. Deck Knight 4. Elite Lord Sigma 5. capefeather 6. Dogfish44, NumberCruncher 7. mcFlareon Top three move on!