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Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:37 pm
by Rex Kramer
bpmod wrote:Are you answering that based on the three choices I have given, or should those be the outcomes generally speaking?

Brian
I was influenced by your choices in only one instance:
Spoiler
A) You said "A man and woman have consensual sex. . . . they discover upon her death that she was infected. The man is found to also be infected." This implies that he was not known to be infected -- by anyone, including the man himself -- that he was infectious; therefore, he could not have had the intent needed for a crime to have been committed. If you had written "The man is found by the authorities also to be infected," that might have implied that he knew before they did.

B) If the senior citizen had died of cardiac arrest, then he was dead when the young men (I do not see why their "certain ethnicity" matters) stabbed him. The question then becomes, "What part did they play in causing the heart attack?" Depending on the facts, I could have seen it going any of several ways, but since this is the only one in which "involuntary manslaughter" was even possible, I chose that.

C) "Administer poison" implies intentional dosage -- not something done unwittingly -- which I would have thought supplied the intent needed for a murder charge.
Rex

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:12 pm
by Bamaman
opusthepenguin wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Does the administration at Sporcle sit around and try to think of ways to make their site less user friendly? First it was the popups that appear in the middle of a game, Now the screen is formatted in a way that it is too big for my computer screen.
Huh. It looks the same to me. I use AdBlock to keep the ads away. (I'd be a good netizen and let the ads through if they didn't abuse the privilege.) Can you change the screen size by holding the Ctrl key and spinning the scroll wheel on your mouse?
I installed AdBlock and that worked like a charm, thanks for the tip. Other sites I go to are asking me to turn it off so they can get ad revenue. I disabled it for one site because I like them but not another one that I don't like. But yes, the Sporcle ads were out of hand.

The screen size issue just started in the last few days. I don't use a mouse, so what else might help?

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:15 pm
by Bamaman
My wife drives a school bus. I cannot believe your school and transportation system aren't giving you any support in this situation.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:52 pm
by bpmod
Bamaman wrote:My wife drives a school bus. I cannot believe your school and transportation system aren't giving you any support in this situation.
Did I mention that it is a very affluent area of town? The offending vehicles are usually of the Tesla, Maserati, Hummer, Mercedes, etc variety. Or at least in that price range. Therefore the school staff came up with a new solution today. Cars continue to get priority treatment, while buses are now permitted back provided they don't upset any of the car drivers. Well, all bus drivers except one. Apparently the newsmedia thing was a plot by the driver to embarrass the school and the school principal has demanded that the bus company not let that driver back into the school.

So, I guess for me the problem is solved. At least at that location.

Brian

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:19 pm
by opusthepenguin
Bamaman wrote:The screen size issue just started in the last few days. I don't use a mouse, so what else might help?
Using a mouse? :D I dunno. What are we talking here? A PC with a keyboard but no pointing device of any sort? Try Ctrl and + or - to make the screen bigger or smaller. Firefox and Chrome should remember the new setting and make it Sporcle-specific. It shouldn't affect the size of your other web pages. I'm wondering if you accidentally hit Ctrl+ while on Sporcle and that's the source of the problem. Or maybe they made a change and I just didn't notice. I frequently change the size of my Sporcle page anyway. The right size for a slideshow isn't the right size for a clickable game isn't the right size for a text-only game.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:26 pm
by 9021amyers

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:21 am
by arjavrawal
Tonight was the third GOP debate. Jeb Bush has officially lost his status as a credible candidate. (Never really was because of his family's past, but..) KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:48 am
by BigDaddyMatty
arjavrawal wrote:KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!
Go home, Governor. You're drunk.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:28 pm
by dhkendall
arjavrawal wrote:Tonight was the third GOP debate. Jeb Bush has officially lost his status as a credible candidate. (Never really was because of his family's past, but..) KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!
While I'm definitely not a Republican, Kasich is, as of now, my least objectionable of the candidates. (This of course changes based on actions, one time, last month even, it was Jeb).

That being said, call me when Kasich is beating Carson and Trump and everyone else. I don't think that's happening any time soon. You need to control the extreme elements in your party first.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:21 pm
by bpmod
Rex Kramer wrote:
bpmod wrote:Are you answering that based on the three choices I have given, or should those be the outcomes generally speaking?

Brian
I was influenced by your choices in only one instance:
Spoiler
A) You said "A man and woman have consensual sex. . . . they discover upon her death that she was infected. The man is found to also be infected." This implies that he was not known to be infected -- by anyone, including the man himself -- that he was infectious; therefore, he could not have had the intent needed for a crime to have been committed. If you had written "The man is found by the authorities also to be infected," that might have implied that he knew before they did.

B) If the senior citizen had died of cardiac arrest, then he was dead when the young men (I do not see why their "certain ethnicity" matters) stabbed him. The question then becomes, "What part did they play in causing the heart attack?" Depending on the facts, I could have seen it going any of several ways, but since this is the only one in which "involuntary manslaughter" was even possible, I chose that.

C) "Administer poison" implies intentional dosage -- not something done unwittingly -- which I would have thought supplied the intent needed for a murder charge.
Rex
You bring up things that I never thought of while giving the facts. My intent was to give the basic facts (definitely influenced by whatever bias I might have, admittedly) without too many details.

In case A, yes, the man did know.

In case B, the elderly man died six days later, after spending those six days on life support. Not during or immediately after the incident, and definitely not before.

In case C, I used the term s/he to refer to the victim. There is a specific reason I did that.

This coming November 10th marks the 40th anniversary of case B. How the heck has time passed so quickly?

Brian

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:18 am
by dinghammer
I had a "thing the SHC reminded me of" post in the Wikipedia thread, so here's one for this thread:

There's this Halloween Get Fuzzy strip and the next one.

And here's another homage to a certain work of art.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:59 am
by alietr
dinghammer wrote:And here's another homage to a certain work of art.
No! Not Lucky!

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:40 am
by MitchO
dinghammer wrote:And here's another homage to a certain work of art.
ALF: Hey Willy, help me get the cat into the microwave!
WILLY: Alf, why are you trying to put the cat in the microwave?
ALF: Because he doesn't fit in the crock pot! HA!

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:28 pm
by bpmod
I was shopping for halloween candy to give out at my door. There I was, standing in front of the display with two choices in front of me. I was trying to flip a coin in my mind to choose the right one, but I just knew that I was going to fail.

I also realized that only those on JBoard would know my predicament.

Here's what I was looking at:
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Brian

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:52 pm
by PeteMoss
dhkendall wrote:
arjavrawal wrote:Tonight was the third GOP debate. Jeb Bush has officially lost his status as a credible candidate. (Never really was because of his family's past, but..) KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!
While I'm definitely not a Republican, Kasich is, as of now, my least objectionable of the candidates. (This of course changes based on actions, one time, last month even, it was Jeb).

That being said, call me when Kasich is beating Carson and Trump and everyone else. I don't think that's happening any time soon. You need to control the extreme elements in your party first.
We keep trying to but Bush, Rubio and Romney just won't go away.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:09 pm
by MarkBarrett
Volante wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:
9021amyers wrote:An important piece of the Trivia Canon will now need to be rewritten. Affirmed in 1978, you are now condemned to the dustbin of history.
http://www.j-archive.com/search.php?sea ... mit=Search

Affirmed won without ear plugs. :)

When J! does use American Pharoah let's hope it's the FJ! round so we can see the misspellings.
American Faroe! :lol:
Triple Crown + The Classic

Not Secretariat. Not Seattle Slew. Not Affirmed. (Of course that 4th opportunity was not available to them.)

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:52 am
by arjavrawal
PeteMoss wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
arjavrawal wrote:Tonight was the third GOP debate. Jeb Bush has officially lost his status as a credible candidate. (Never really was because of his family's past, but..) KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!
While I'm definitely not a Republican, Kasich is, as of now, my least objectionable of the candidates. (This of course changes based on actions, one time, last month even, it was Jeb).

That being said, call me when Kasich is beating Carson and Trump and everyone else. I don't think that's happening any time soon. You need to control the extreme elements in your party first.
We keep trying to but Bush, Rubio and Romney just won't go away.
Bush's campaign manager just resigned, and he's been telling donors that it's "not on life support". Having studied politics while elementary school passed by, it's pretty easy to say that when a Bush family member says something you know not to believe it. That being said, Jeb Bush is on his way out. Romney isn't running. The only guy left to trash is Rubio, who doesn't stand a chance because of his terrible, terrible voting record. Kasich won't beat Trump or Carson, but he may have a strong showing in a place like California, where I'm from, because of the amount of social-moderate, fiscal-conservative Republicans we have here, provided he doesn't drop out beforehand. That being said, I see a Vice Presidential nomination around the corner waiting for someone like him, or possibly court an ex-Democrat-turned-Independent (Webb and/or Lieberman) to the Republican party.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:25 am
by dhkendall
arjavrawal wrote:
PeteMoss wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
arjavrawal wrote:Tonight was the third GOP debate. Jeb Bush has officially lost his status as a credible candidate. (Never really was because of his family's past, but..) KASICH'S ON HIS WAY UP! Yay!
While I'm definitely not a Republican, Kasich is, as of now, my least objectionable of the candidates. (This of course changes based on actions, one time, last month even, it was Jeb).

That being said, call me when Kasich is beating Carson and Trump and everyone else. I don't think that's happening any time soon. You need to control the extreme elements in your party first.
We keep trying to but Bush, Rubio and Romney just won't go away.
Bush's campaign manager just resigned, and he's been telling donors that it's "not on life support". Having studied politics while elementary school passed by, it's pretty easy to say that when a Bush family member says something you know not to believe it. That being said, Jeb Bush is on his way out.
Well, considering it seemed to nosedive right after I thought he was the least objectionable, perhaps I am the cause of his bad fortunes and should switch form Katich to Trump and Carson then, those guys could use a dose or twelve of bad luck.

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:06 pm
by MarkBarrett
Wow, the drama of tonight's World Series game. Will Fox be airing game 6 on Tuesday or Scream Queens?

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:53 am
by Vanya
arjavrawal wrote: Bush's campaign manager just resigned, and he's been telling donors that it's "not on life support". Having studied politics while elementary school passed by, it's pretty easy to say that when a Bush family member politician says something you know not to believe it.
Fixed that for ya.

If Carson is elected we can all take a nap for 4 years. I'd like to see Trump win just for the laughs, and to see how long it takes him to put his name on the White House.

When Hillary takes office in 2017, she will be 69. Hopefully she will die in office.