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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 2:25pm
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By Bbender
Tipping is not customary in Belgium (although it...

Tipping is not customary in Belgium (although it happens, but usually just by rounding up). I remember really awkward moment on a vacation in Argentina. We had a wonderful steak and excellent...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 28 '15, 9:40pm
Replies: 79
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bbender
Unless you dehumanise the enemy, which is pretty...

Unless you dehumanise the enemy, which is pretty common in warfare (or in general to further some political goal).

Very dangerous, if you ask me.
Forum: General Discussion Jul 26 '15, 8:30pm
Replies: 22
Views: 335
Posted By Bbender
I've got about 100 games in my Humble Bundle...

I've got about 100 games in my Humble Bundle library (played about 10) and about 20 on GoG (played 1). To be honest: I have no illusion about ever playing all of them, since the rate of accumulation...
Forum: Cormyr, The Tearing Of The Weave Jul 25 '15, 7:37pm
Replies: 2,087
Views: 15,411
Posted By Bbender
Ok, I edited my post.

Ok, I edited my post.
Forum: Cormyr, The Tearing Of The Weave Jul 24 '15, 8:35pm
Replies: 2,087
Views: 15,411
Posted By Bbender
Thanks for the recap. Do we now which route...

Thanks for the recap.

Do we now which route the priestess would be taking back and whether we might be able to ambush her along that route without alerting the temple? Not sure that is the best...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 23 '15, 11:38pm
Replies: 79
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bbender
On the topic of AI racism, I can really recommend...

On the topic of AI racism, I can really recommend the series I'm serendipitously watching at the moment: real humans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2180271/).

Shame on me. I knew I had to watch that...
Forum: Cormyr, The Tearing Of The Weave Jul 23 '15, 10:37pm
Replies: 2,087
Views: 15,411
Posted By Bbender
Nope, double doors well, I mean: yes double...

Nope, double doors

well, I mean: yes double doors, nope to better idea ;)
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 22 '15, 10:50pm
Replies: 79
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bbender
An AI only becomes dangerous if it gains power,...

An AI only becomes dangerous if it gains power, so we should be careful giving it power. A computer doesn't need to be programmed to harm humans, it just needs to have the power to do that and come...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 21 '15, 7:41pm
Replies: 48
Views: 919
Posted By Bbender
I guess you can start your explanation of the...

I guess you can start your explanation of the transistor with "well there is this weird semiconductor material", or you could use a black box approach that is sufficient to read the datasheet of a...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 21 '15, 7:08pm
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Bbender
Easy way to remember is that it is there...

Easy way to remember is that it is there (presumably) because Jupiter's gravity prevented the formation of a planet there.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 19 '15, 10:48pm
Replies: 48
Views: 919
Posted By Bbender
I firmly believe that it is easier to explain...

I firmly believe that it is easier to explain science to a six year old than to many adults. They have much more imagination.
(as far as I know, pentaquarks are still hypothetical, though)
...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 19 '15, 10:06pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bbender
This doesn't really reflect the idea of a...

This doesn't really reflect the idea of a universal basic income.

The idea can be called socialist, because it is a kind of wealth distribution, and it can be called liberal because it frees the...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 16 '15, 9:01pm
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Bbender
pff, you Americans are just jealous because all...

pff, you Americans are just jealous because all real planets were discovered by Europeans :p
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 15 '15, 10:45pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bbender
This. Although for US standards, I'm...

This.

Although for US standards, I'm probably quite left.

All depending on what is considered left or right and which topics are under consideration, and how it is all interpreted. Then there...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 15 '15, 8:08pm
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Bbender
http://i.imgur.com/AyfCI.jpg I lost all...

http://i.imgur.com/AyfCI.jpg

I lost all faith in the news on our national tv station. They said Pluto was the most distant planet in our solar system... :twitch:

btw: if people claimed it was a...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 13 '15, 7:46pm
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Bbender
I'm not an expert by far, my only experience is...

I'm not an expert by far, my only experience is cleaning the fan on my processor, breaking the mounting of the fan because I was careless, and installing a new one, which fixed my problem of...
Forum: Cormyr, The Tearing Of The Weave Jun 3 '15, 9:30pm
Replies: 117
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bbender
nothing useful for Birgomer

nothing useful for Birgomer
Forum: General Discussion May 31 '15, 8:32pm
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Bbender
Have you tried opening your computer and checking...

Have you tried opening your computer and checking for loose connections? I've had some inexplicaple breakdowns like that because my graphics card was loose in its slot.
If you have an integrated...
Forum: General Discussion May 30 '15, 9:39pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bbender
I have on occasions experimented with mixing e.g....

I have on occasions experimented with mixing e.g. coke with milk. It tastes surprisingly good, but contrary to high alcohol beverages, it is the people around you that start acting funny when you...
Forum: General Discussion May 29 '15, 8:32am
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bbender
When we gather for DnD, we established a...

When we gather for DnD, we established a tradition of drinking a mix of Coke with Fanta (50/50). I don't think any of us drinks it on other occasions.
Forum: General Discussion May 27 '15, 11:35am
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bbender
Hey, we have bears in Belgium. The...

Hey, we have bears in Belgium. The http://i.ytimg.com/vi/b95xdFvPY_w/hqdefault.jpg is even known in Canada.

Concerning girly drinks: you'll like the Kriek Lindemans, although it might be difficult...
Forum: General Discussion May 26 '15, 11:46pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bbender
I know Belgium is hard to overlook on a globe,...

I know Belgium is hard to overlook on a globe, but that doesn't make you any less wrong.

I'm not really that much of a beer enthusiast myself, but my favourites are Kriek Lindemans (Cherry...
Forum: General Discussion May 22 '15, 9:29pm
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Bbender
If it is colour, you'll probably pay more for the...

If it is colour, you'll probably pay more for the print than simply buying the hard copy (if available).
Forum: Worldly Talk May 18 '15, 10:21am
Replies: 63
Views: 2,165
Posted By Bbender
I've recently become a big fan of Rutger Bregman,...

I've recently become a big fan of Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian who, not surprisingly, writes in Dutch. I've found one text which appeared in the Washington Post:...
Forum: General Discussion May 7 '15, 9:26pm
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Bbender
Interesting. Makes sense too. One could still...

Interesting. Makes sense too. One could still argue that at least the top 25% knows they are above average.

Happens to me all the time; by car, by bike or on foot. People I regularly drive with...
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