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Derek Torvalar

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  1. They may have rescinded the privilege but the power to post remained. His apparent absence now is by his own choice. Not theirs.
  2. @Scylla We have been through this before. Ethics are not Universals, neither are they Absolutes. They function only through Agreement and the Power to back them up.
  3. Power is what permits altruism to be effective.
  4. Oh puhlease Scylla! ROFL Do tell us more about the abstract ideas surrounding the Chinese and Uighurs (as well as other atrocities conducted by other member states), and how the UN is dealing with that. Sheeeeit. LOL
  5. As a wise old Welshman used to say, "Rights are only the temporary privileges the strong afford the weak."
  6. Hmm, yes, damn those nasty TERFS and their concerns over female erasure.
  7. https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3365-nvidia-rtx-2080-founders-edition-review-benchmarks-vs-gtx-1080-ti "The RTX cards may yet shine, but there aren't any applications making use of the namesake feature just yet -- at least, not any outside of tech demonstrations, and those don't count. Until we see a price drop in the 2080, compelling RTX implementations in an actually relevant game, or depleted stock on the 1080 Ti, there is no strong reason we would recommend the RTX 2080 card. "
  8. Rumours, and that's all this is of course as Nvidia haven't said anything yet, but apparently as of 3 days ago the release will not be Volta but Ampere/Turing in June/July or maybe April. lol Though it may be that the announcement will be at GTC at the end of the month and the cards available in June/July. Second or third now the EVGA as best choice. Best Warranty/CS in the biz. PS For the OP I have had 1080 since their release and I now have 2, both liquid cooled versions, and they are terrific.
  9. Thought I would update everyone who signed and for those who did not feel compelled to. Thank you. https://wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/dec/president-statement-re-independent-fact-finder-report.html
  10. Well if someone had ever asked if he had been in Sansar now he can say he has. And has the vomit to prove it. lol
  11. Shill bot. Stunning? Achievement?? puhlease How much are they payin you?
  12. Well hellooo Scylla Had a feeling you might be by. Fair enough, I should have said "could'. But as the secret third party investigation is still under way, and that there seems to be some irregularities going on with it in regard to its impartiality and legality it may well turn out that my original statement will be correct. Time will tell. I take it from your timbre that you will not be signing the petition? PS Did you see what Barb Kay reported about WLU and their their tendency to eat their own? http://www.barbarakay.ca/articles/view/1234 PPS And by the way 'Expulsion' is one of the 'sanctions' permitted under their GSVP
  13. LOLed at this part The parenthetical part. Tangentially though despite how you identify if you were to suggest that binary view at WLU you would likely be sanctioned or suspended for creating a toxic environment. See my petition in Education Forum. ETA Sorry not MY petition but my thread.
  14. U Chicago has made a stand and some here are advocating for the adoption of their or similar principles.
  15. I would prefer not to turn thread into the location for that debate BJ. If you don't ant to sign that's fine. But if you are complaining about universities are then maybe clicking the link and signing will be a step in the right direct to change that. Up to you. ETA I just noticed the thread in GD that Morgan started Sex and Gender in Virtual Worlds. What is at stake here is that if a WLU student in particular had brought this topic up in a class at WLU or were to try and post it to the WLU Server for discussion or even tried to have a discussion like this at the Wilfs Pub there they would be liable to sanction by the University for creating a toxic environment. Seem reasonable to you? In the US where First Amendment is sacrosanct.
  16. Thank you. An important issue, not just here in Canada but in the US and elsewhere.
  17. Please consider signing this petition. Links for background on the page. Could also search Lindsay Shepherd + wlu. Thank you. https://www.change.org/p/wilfrid-laurier-university-president-support-lindsay-shepherd-ta-at-wilfrid-laurier-academic-freedom-depends-on-our-support?recruiter=837089425&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_twitter_responsive Twitter @NewWorldHominin
  18. I like GamersNexus Phoebe if you want to look here. https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3076-intel-i7-8700k-review-vs-ryzen-streaming-gaming-overclocking Then there is this thread if you want to have a look from users. http://www.overclock.net/t/1639998/i7-8700k-overclock-results-and-settings#post_26392181 You gonna OC it? Delid? Note the comment on GamersNexus about the Gigabyte MB, not the one you specify but something to investigate. Might want to check MB VRM temps across manufacturers as well as some need direct cooling.
  19. Or more appropriately in "The Vanity Thread" in Your Avatar.
  20. Firstly, please do not make statements saying something has been 'clinically proven' unless you are going to provide the specific links to this miraculous research. Primarily because the phrase 'clinically proven' is itself meaningless. Secondly, the Law does acknowledge emotional abuse. It doesn't matter how much you stamp your feet to say it doesn't, it actually does. And in practise the prosecutor and judge will take into account its severity if guilt is proven in court. Lastly, that you state you don't care about how its named is precisely the point of the article referenced by the OP. You are more concerned about what you believe your virtual experience entitles you to believe and totally disregard the realities of the real world, where professionals in Law endeavour to define these types of things. It is not the victims choice. It isn't about having your own personal emotional experience validated simply because you believe you have the right to. A person who presents with claims that 'I feel like I have been raped" after an encounter in a virtual environment needs counselling to make them understand that what they are 1. unable to understand their own emotions and 2. that they are having difficulties in attribution. That someone would make these types of claims indicates attention seeking behaviour, and that they are looking for sympathy and validation for some perceived wrong that they believe or have convinced themselves has been done to them. To conflate the experience of actual rape with any type of emotional harassment or abuse that may occur on-line is insulting. I will reiterate, rape requires physical contact. There is no such thing in reality as virtual rape, or emotional rape. There never will be. So yes, you are having trouble understanding.
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