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  1. Another thread about hiphop...

    I've been listening to more rap/hip hop (never learned the difference and not interested to learn it)the past year than usual and I found a few artists and groups I think are pretty interesting. I think Stormzy started out as a slightly self parodying artist who netted an audience with lighter tones and became slightly more serious later on. I'm also a big fan of the Australian group Hilltop Hoods.
  2. Tennis V

    I think that's a bit harsh on Djokovic. I quite enjoy the consistency with which he bludgeons opponents into defeat. I look at his style as something of a necessity when he's facing players as good as Federer and the lot. He's not going to win the game by playing like the opposition. And why should he, if his way is effective?
  3. What is wrong with self portraits/selfies ?

    Which generation was the most vain? Taking into account today's enabling factors of cameras and the internet.
  4. What is wrong with self portraits/selfies ?

    In a way it's spot on. It's for the person doing it, by the person doing it. Unless I suppose they're publishing it for a wider audience.
  5. What is wrong with self portraits/selfies ?

    This is becoming pervasive. It's also a little comical to have a tool in your hand with which you can request a bunch of people you don't really know to stop, present a frozen grin for you and wait until you say you're done. And if you don't want to partake, you might be considered grumpy or difficult.
  6. Millennials and Military Service

    I'm not extremely well informed on the relationship between this demographic and the US military, but looking at the numbers, with 62% not wanting to join, and 23% "probably" unwilling to, it leaves you with a 15% considering joining or already joined. If you can consider a sample size of 435 people to be telling, 15% of any region's population wanting to join the army is an enormous fraction.
  7. The implications of the Paris attacks

    I don't think any semblance of "war", "boots on the ground" or even "nuke them into oblivion" will work. The natural state of an organisation like this is instability, and it feeds and grows on it while devouring the civilian areas around it.
  8. Paris attacks 13-11-15

    This is an incredibly horrible day. Stay safe board members in France.
  9. Hiroshima & Nagasaki

      I think you're right that ChuckM isn't addressing the potential alternatives if the bombings didn't take place, but more people dying is not a "fact" at all. It's justification in retrospective.
  10. Hiroshima & Nagasaki

      Isn't conventional modern warfare overwhelmingly asymmetric anyways? With one side usually being vastly better equipped and trained, and the other cornered.
  11. Fight Etiquette question

    Ideal place for reflecting on life choices that led up to the altercation.
  12. Fight Etiquette question

    Seriously though - if you did not throw the first punch - how far do you think it's alright to go in a fight? Until your opponent can't get up?
  13. Lafayette, LA. Movie Theater Shooting

        I don't think that all would-be mass shooters have the nerve to murder close-range with a sharp weapon instead of spraying at a distance. I don't think it's the same for the perpetrator. The gun is a much bigger enabler to somewhat more impersonal violence.
  14. Video Games: Deus X-Machinima (E3 Fallout)

      I didn't even consider that. Makes sense. I'm on my third playthrough and I can't get myself to play high-chaos.
  15. Video Games: Deus X-Machinima (E3 Fallout)

    Has anyone played Invisible Inc. by Klei Entertainment? Fun turn-based stealth with interesting agents, despite the short campaign.    I'm looking forward to Dishonored 2, but I'm a little confused by the supposed choice between playing as Emily or Corvo. It sounds like Emily is the main character this time around and Corvo is an option you can choose if you've got nostalgia for the older game. Or are they both available in one playthrough but at different times?