• LGBT- Aren't pronouns something for the social circle and not necessarily everyone you'll ever meet?

    I'm 26 male bi, btw. Coworkers for example shouldn't have to try and create a "safe space" for someone who has a special view of themselves. I think that going out of your way to do something like that is reserved for those in who genuinely care about you, not that I think it should be a prerequisite for entering one's social... show more
    I'm 26 male bi, btw. Coworkers for example shouldn't have to try and create a "safe space" for someone who has a special view of themselves. I think that going out of your way to do something like that is reserved for those in who genuinely care about you, not that I think it should be a prerequisite for entering one's social circle. But as always it's up to the individual to decide what is feasible for them. What do you think? =)
    3 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 2 weeks ago
  • Can phones control radio operated devices?

    It seems like an unacceptable limitation, to have to be connected to the internet in order to fly your drone, for example. Wifi is radio signals. is there an app that lets you control R/C devices locally, or do all apps that let you control stuff have to connect to the internet so they can gather your data?
    It seems like an unacceptable limitation, to have to be connected to the internet in order to fly your drone, for example. Wifi is radio signals. is there an app that lets you control R/C devices locally, or do all apps that let you control stuff have to connect to the internet so they can gather your data?
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 3 weeks ago
  • Do "non-binary" "pre-op" "transsexuals" get to design their own genitalia?

    If you don't "personally identify" as male OR female, and you're not comfortable with either set of genitals, what's left for you? What if i "personally identify" as a tiger? Where is the line drawn?
    If you don't "personally identify" as male OR female, and you're not comfortable with either set of genitals, what's left for you? What if i "personally identify" as a tiger? Where is the line drawn?
    1 answer · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 3 weeks ago
  • You know why science is better at explaining things than religion?

    Can you make a computer without science? Can you find a purpose in life or have a moral compass without religion? Science is the only source for the benefits we get from it, and religion is NOT the only source for the benefits we get from it. The potential benefit and harm of science are equal because it has a universal frame of reference- reality... show more
    Can you make a computer without science? Can you find a purpose in life or have a moral compass without religion? Science is the only source for the benefits we get from it, and religion is NOT the only source for the benefits we get from it. The potential benefit and harm of science are equal because it has a universal frame of reference- reality and nature. The harm of religion far outweighs what puny benefits we extract from it, because it doesn't stand on a reliable, solid foundation. Science is predictable. Religion is not. Predicable is more safe and reliable than not. The only thing religion can be relied upon to do is change with the times. Science is what changes the times.
    1 answer · Other - Social Science · 3 weeks ago
  • What logical fallacy is this?

    "I exist now, therefore I have always and always will exist in some form."
    "I exist now, therefore I have always and always will exist in some form."
    4 answers · Philosophy · 1 month ago
  • Is there a way to heat up a room with a coffee maker?

    My power went out and I live in an RV park. Until the owner has my socket replaced, and until we can replace the RV's power cord, I'm using power from the laundry room. my extension cords are super expensive heavy duty outside cords. I have one power strip with 4 sockets. TV, and Cable,are a must and I can't use the electric heater... show more
    My power went out and I live in an RV park. Until the owner has my socket replaced, and until we can replace the RV's power cord, I'm using power from the laundry room. my extension cords are super expensive heavy duty outside cords. I have one power strip with 4 sockets. TV, and Cable,are a must and I can't use the electric heater I've been relying on. I have to get creative. I have a coffee maker that makes some steaming hot water I've used to do dishes before. Do you think folding up some aluminum foil and placing it on the hot-plate will radiate the heat well enough?
    3 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 month ago
  • Is it my responsibility to cover outdoor electrical outlets that belong to the trailer park?

    I live in a trailer park in an rv. Last night my power went out. The park owner was adversarial and confrontational when I tried to inform him of the problem. He accused me of failing to cover the outlet and letting water get in there, which is an outdoor outlet with it's own cover already. He said if we don't like it we can complain to the... show more
    I live in a trailer park in an rv. Last night my power went out. The park owner was adversarial and confrontational when I tried to inform him of the problem. He accused me of failing to cover the outlet and letting water get in there, which is an outdoor outlet with it's own cover already. He said if we don't like it we can complain to the housing board committee or whatever. He's gonna charge me for replacing the outlet, when I could just as easily argue this his faulty outlet damaged my RV's power cord which is not so easily replaced. If it's his outlet, isn't it his responsibility to weatherproof it? I am mentally disabled and i live on a fixed income. I have no idea how much it will cost or how long he will take to get to it. I'm currently using power from the laundry room with several high quality extension cords. I did not have to sacrifice any machines, there is a ceiling outlet. inside I have a power strip and it has my CRT tv, my cable box, and my $20 computer speakers plugged into it, and sometimes my modem but I'm paranoid about using too much power. I did not ask so maybe that's why then owner is upset, but the cord is very obvious and he said nothing about it. my mom says he can't leave me without power legally.
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 1 month ago
  • Is it my responsibility to cover outdoor electrical outlets that belong to the trailer park?

    I live in a trailer park in an rv. Last night my power went out. The park owner was adversarial and confrontational when I tried to inform him of the problem. He accused me of failing to cover the outlet and letting water get in there, which is an outdoor outlet with it's own cover already. He said if we don't like it we can complain to the... show more
    I live in a trailer park in an rv. Last night my power went out. The park owner was adversarial and confrontational when I tried to inform him of the problem. He accused me of failing to cover the outlet and letting water get in there, which is an outdoor outlet with it's own cover already. He said if we don't like it we can complain to the housing board committee or whatever. He's gonna charge me for replacing the outlet, when I could just as easily argue this his faulty outlet damaged my RV's power cord which is not so easily replaced. If it's his outlet, isn't it his responsibility to weatherproof it? I am mentally disabled and i live on a fixed income. I have no idea how much it will cost or how long he will take to get to it. I'm currently using power from the laundry room with several high quality extension cords. I did not have to sacrifice any machines, there is a ceiling outlet. inside I have a power strip and it has my CRT tv, my cable box, and my $20 computer speakers plugged into it, and sometimes my modem but I'm paranoid about using too much power. I did not ask so maybe that's why then owner is upset, but the cord is very obvious and he said nothing about it. my mom says he can't leave me without power legally.
    Law & Ethics · 1 month ago
  • What is the difference between "coherent activity" and "life"?

    How come the sun isn't "alive" even though it has all the qualities of a living thing? It's born, it grows, it develops, it has offspring, and it dies. Even if you don't accept the planets as solar offspring (even though we're literally made of star dust), the sun already had a couple generations of stars, and will likely... show more
    How come the sun isn't "alive" even though it has all the qualities of a living thing? It's born, it grows, it develops, it has offspring, and it dies. Even if you don't accept the planets as solar offspring (even though we're literally made of star dust), the sun already had a couple generations of stars, and will likely have more generations afterward. So why is the sun active but not alive, yet I'm alive and not simply active?
    1 answer · Astronomy & Space · 2 months ago
  • Anyone here try the Craigslist discussion forums?

    You get a lot further in the conversation. It is uncensored too. It's infested with poes and trolls but if you can hold your own, you'll have fun. Oh, and they're never "down for maintenance". However, once you post something, you cannot change it. but you can have up to 5 different handles. I like it because of the immediate... show more
    You get a lot further in the conversation. It is uncensored too. It's infested with poes and trolls but if you can hold your own, you'll have fun. Oh, and they're never "down for maintenance". However, once you post something, you cannot change it. but you can have up to 5 different handles. I like it because of the immediate response and the progress that can be made with people.
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Is consciousness digital or analogue?

    When I experience the world it seems to be a stream of information, but intellectually I know that neurons flash and pulse with electricity. so wouldn't it be digital, even if the "pulsation" is irregular and noisy?
    When I experience the world it seems to be a stream of information, but intellectually I know that neurons flash and pulse with electricity. so wouldn't it be digital, even if the "pulsation" is irregular and noisy?
    3 answers · Psychology · 2 months ago
  • Doesn t the 1st amendment establish the U.S as an atheist country?

    "congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" means the U.S has no officially sanctioned religion. As the word was originally used, "religion" does not apply to atheism. It is not an organized religion and has no doctrines. Lacking belief in a claim it is the automatic starting point until it has been... show more
    "congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" means the U.S has no officially sanctioned religion. As the word was originally used, "religion" does not apply to atheism. It is not an organized religion and has no doctrines. Lacking belief in a claim it is the automatic starting point until it has been proven sufficiently, reliably, and repeatably to in fact be the case. ...just like our court system, I might add. God is accused of existing, and there ins insufficient evidence to demonstrate it, so he is "not guilty", which we all know is not the same as innocent. God MIGHT exist, but nothing points to that. Doesn t matter if it s pixies, unicorns, bigfoot, aliens, or god himself; they re all beyond what we can see or detect in any way, and therefore they re beyond what we can even prove is a real possibility.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why is changing channels slower these days with better technology?

    when you got tv over the air, you could switch channels in less than a second. but with my xfinity, the current channel freezes for 5 whole seconds. Also, what makes tv so expensive to [roduce that it has to be nothing but commercials? What the hell am I paying the cable company for? Wasn't cable originally a way to get around ads in the first... show more
    when you got tv over the air, you could switch channels in less than a second. but with my xfinity, the current channel freezes for 5 whole seconds. Also, what makes tv so expensive to [roduce that it has to be nothing but commercials? What the hell am I paying the cable company for? Wasn't cable originally a way to get around ads in the first place? How is it legal that I only have like 3 places to choose from for the whole nation?
    8 answers · TVs · 2 months ago
  • Am I missing something?

    Recently the local news in my area was talking about changes to the move-over law, which requires people to move a lane over when there's emergency workers on the side of the road. This is designed so keep cops from being killed, just like officer Diego Moreno was by another officer, who by the way did not move over. I'm frustrated that the... show more
    Recently the local news in my area was talking about changes to the move-over law, which requires people to move a lane over when there's emergency workers on the side of the road. This is designed so keep cops from being killed, just like officer Diego Moreno was by another officer, who by the way did not move over. I'm frustrated that the stupid 16 year old who was up the road when Diego was hit, is now charged with that murder even though it was due to officer Mark Williams not moving over because he was so confident in his skills to pass 2 inches from his friend on the free way. I'm annoyed that the news was making such a big deal about people having to move over, but now acts like the irresponsible officer cop-killer is a victim, and the person they were chasing gets blamed as if cops can do no wrong. Am I a selfish retarded asshole for thinking even cops should have to move over so they don't kill other cops the way officer Moreno was killed by officer Williams?
    1 answer · Law Enforcement & Police · 3 months ago
  • What does the soul explain that brain activity can't?

    What reason is there to think we have some mysterious ineffable soul? everything it5's said to be responsible for, emotions, memories personality, all the things you think will ascend to heaven, have been proven to be brain functions. some of them can be stopped and started on command by medical means. Is there anything at all the soul is said... show more
    What reason is there to think we have some mysterious ineffable soul? everything it5's said to be responsible for, emotions, memories personality, all the things you think will ascend to heaven, have been proven to be brain functions. some of them can be stopped and started on command by medical means. Is there anything at all the soul is said to be responsible for that hasn't been found in the brain? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul#Scien... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousn...
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Do move-over laws apply to cops?

    Recently in my home state of washington one Officer Moreno was killed when another officer sped past him on the free way. In my eyes he died because the self-important stupid officer driving thought he was above the law and didn't move over. but on the news they're just adding it to the charges of the person they happened to be chasing.... show more
    Recently in my home state of washington one Officer Moreno was killed when another officer sped past him on the free way. In my eyes he died because the self-important stupid officer driving thought he was above the law and didn't move over. but on the news they're just adding it to the charges of the person they happened to be chasing. Cops, as they are now, are a danger not only to all of society but even to each other. there needs to be more oversight so they don't think they're above the law and so crap like this doesn't happen. What do you think? Blame the random fleeing suspect who could've been anyone spooked by flashing lights, or blame the cop who routinely ignores the move over law because he thinks laws are for regular people and not him?
    1 answer · Law Enforcement & Police · 3 months ago
  • What do you think an intelligent life form that evolved in zergo-g might look like?

    I had an idea about a spherical life form with a brain in the center. it would live in orbit around a planet or moon with an atmosphere and hold air-pressure inside of it, released from pivoting blow-holes in order to maneuver. It would lose orbit, start to enter the atmosphere, fill up on gas to propel itself, maybe breathe. It's skin would... show more
    I had an idea about a spherical life form with a brain in the center. it would live in orbit around a planet or moon with an atmosphere and hold air-pressure inside of it, released from pivoting blow-holes in order to maneuver. It would lose orbit, start to enter the atmosphere, fill up on gas to propel itself, maybe breathe. It's skin would have to withstand impacts from other objects in orbit, and it would have to be fire resistant in order to refill on air. It would also have to protect from radiation. I imagine it would be a large entity with a spongy inside full of water, which would protect the sensitive innards in the core. It could have a single big eye, like a squid. I imagine it would have elements of deep sea creatures because space is mostly dark, microbes because some can maneuver and live in zero-g, and even celestial objects because of how a thing's gravity puts itself together, like stars or planets or some kinds of moons.
    3 answers · Astronomy & Space · 3 months ago
  • Is there help for someone paralyzed by fear of the future?

    Pre-traumatic stress is a joke. Literally, the onion did an article about the fictitious disease affecting soldiers. but i'm a real person who'se actually been hurt so much than now I worry about bad things happening. the buses aren't running right now and i need to go to the store. I was gonna walk and was thinking about taking my dog,... show more
    Pre-traumatic stress is a joke. Literally, the onion did an article about the fictitious disease affecting soldiers. but i'm a real person who'se actually been hurt so much than now I worry about bad things happening. the buses aren't running right now and i need to go to the store. I was gonna walk and was thinking about taking my dog, but of course had an intrusive image of him being hit by a car and me having to walk home carrying his body. nothing like that has ever happened to me but I'm paranoid about accidents happening, so much so that it affects the decisions I make in life. I feel paralyzed, but pre-traumatic stress is a fake joke to everyone else, even though I really have what you would call flash-forwards. I do also have ptsd from foster "care". https://www.theonion.com/report-more-u-s... but America's f├╝hrer made it a real thing among activists within a decade of the onion's satirical article. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/mind/... Is there help for people paralyzed by fear of the future?
    3 answers · Psychology · 4 months ago
  • Do you think Total Recall was real or a dream?

    I say real because of the scene where Arnold kills the owner of the recall company. I know the director intended to give two experiences at once, but that scene explicitly shows that everything is happening "for real" to these characters. also in the beginning when the recall guy didn't want to give him mars.
    I say real because of the scene where Arnold kills the owner of the recall company. I know the director intended to give two experiences at once, but that scene explicitly shows that everything is happening "for real" to these characters. also in the beginning when the recall guy didn't want to give him mars.
    Movies · 4 months ago
  • How much a part of your family is your pet?

    Buddy is a 10 yr old mini-greyhound. I've had him his whole life. He is laid back and enjoys his hind quarters rubbed. I have autism and don't communicate well with people. People are too complex, too smart, too fast thinking, too much work to just talk to half the time. I don't get the nuances of social interaction. Dogs are simpler.... show more
    Buddy is a 10 yr old mini-greyhound. I've had him his whole life. He is laid back and enjoys his hind quarters rubbed. I have autism and don't communicate well with people. People are too complex, too smart, too fast thinking, too much work to just talk to half the time. I don't get the nuances of social interaction. Dogs are simpler. They're easier to understand and "communicate with". It's much easier to read a dog's body language, as there are fewer things he needs to communicate. I appreciate every atom of my dog. I can't imagine giving him up because I'm moving or anything. He has prevented my suicide, multiple times. He is my light, yet I know he'll go out one day. I don't want to be the one to shut off his light forever, but I think I'll be able to gauge his will to live. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Most people say their pet is like family, but when Buddy dies, I might not ever be the same. Most people might need a day or two from work to grieve. I would need as much time as if my mother died. I can see myself carrying around his ashes, wearing his collar on my wrist for the rest of my life. He's like my baby brother, even a son. How much does your pet really mean to you?
    7 answers · Dogs · 4 months ago