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    Spot the Space Station

    Hmm, that's not how I remember it. I can't find any references, but my recollection is that they chose Titan specifically because of its potential for life. The rest of the moons were mostly boring, desolate rocks, but Titan has a thick atmosphere and was overflowing with hydrocarbons...
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    Spot the Space Station

    You know what makes me sad? That every article on this topic mentions that the reason they deliberately destroyed it was to avoid risking contaminating two moons (Enceladus and Titan) that could potentially harbour life. Except that they've already potentially contaminated Titan when they...
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    I think less of people supporting causes that affect them

    At the risk of offending you further, you just made my point for me, perfectly. You clearly care deeply about the cause of brain cancer. Not because you objectively evaluated all of the issues affecting mankind and decided that brain cancer is the most serious one where your attention could...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    Nice pivot. They were "yes" or "no" questions. 3 of them. I think you've made your answers pretty clear, but it'd still be interesting to see whether or not you have the chutzpah to actually answer them directly.
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    Are you seriously proposing that we just let people die of perfectly treatable conditions, simply because of an inability to pay? Do you really want to live in a world where people are allowed to just literally die on the door step of a hospital because their credit card was declined? A...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    Of course, but it doesn't make sense. "People will discriminate, let's provide an environment where it doesn't flourish." By LETTING people discriminate as much as they want? That's the exact OPPOSITE of discouraging it! Forcing businesses to serve everyone normalizes diversity. Over the long...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    You missed my points. There aren't enough Muslims in Backwoods, Kentucky to support a bakery exclusively for them (or whatever other service you want to allow to discriminate). And some areas of the country are more racist than you seem to think. Nobody in Kentucky is going to organize a...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    OK, picture a quiet little town in the deep South. There are 2 bakeries, and they both post signs on their doors saying, "We don't serve Muslims." A Muslim couple living in the town wants to get married. Neither baker will make their cake for them. So in your world, they'd ... what? Go to...
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    This Really Annoys Me Pet Peeve Thread

    Length is great, but the phrase from which it is derived is complicated, and you've got a special character ('$') standing in for an 'S'. Are you going to remember that whole phrase? Are you going to remember where you swapped in the weird character? Was it a zero for an 'O'? or a one for an...
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    This Really Annoys Me Pet Peeve Thread

    I clicked on a clickbait link once, and you won't BELIEVE what happened next ... <<Next>>
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    You can get lung cancer without being a smoker. And the woman with COPD is also morbidly obese. I'll concede that breathing in all that smoke certainly didn't make them any healthier. I'll even concede that it probably even contributed to their illnesses. But who are these people? A couple...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    You're confused. I'm not saying smoking doesn't kill. I'm saying second hand smoke doesn't kill. Yes, cigarette smoke contains lots of nasty stuff. And when you inhale it directly from the tip of a cigarette, you're getting a concentrated dose of it. But the trace wisps of it, just...
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    This Really Annoys Me Pet Peeve Thread

    How about this rule? Your password must be at least 8 characters long. If it's less than 14 characters long, then all those dumb rules can still apply. But if it's 14 characters or longer, the rules get much more lenient, basically just preventing me from using a password of...
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    This Really Annoys Me Pet Peeve Thread

    Those are all terrible passwords. My pet peeve is dumb password rules. It has to have an uppercase, a lowercase, a number, a symbol, can't contain any words that are in the dictionary, can't include the same letter back-to-back... It's focusing on the wrong thing. You were close, when you...
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    Local brewery allows employees to smoke while brewing...

    Of course you do: Rock Hudson, Freddy Mercury, Arthur Ashe, Liberace, Isaac Asimov... Now name one celebrity who died from second hand smoke. Just one. You mention you know people with HIV who are still living (so do I: Magic Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Greg Louganis) - know anyone suffering...
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