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ailurus 1 point ago +1 / -0

This. How many times now have the progressives said "Oh no! X Happened! I'm leaving the country!!1!" and they're all still here.

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ailurus 6 points ago +7 / -1

I'm not sure if you're serious or just repeating the MSM talking points, but that logic is exactly why I posted the link and quote. None of those trigger laws will punish a mother from getting an abortion if her life is at risk. What they remove is the 95%+ (I don't remember the exact number, I think it's probably higher than that) of abortions which are basically used as a form of late birth control.

Don't believe me? The NYT conveniently provided links to all of those trigger laws back in May, so you can see for youself. For example, South Dakota (which is arguably the most restrictive of them)

Any person who administers to any pregnant female or who prescribes or procures for any pregnant female any medicine, drug, or substance or uses or employs any instrument or other means with intent thereby to procure an abortion, unless there is appropriate and reasonable medical judgment that performance of an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant female, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

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ailurus 19 points ago +21 / -2

a) Abortion is not illegal in any state yet (and I doubt it will ever be entirely illegal). Even with the Missouri law that people keep spamming, if you actually look at it it, abortion is still legal if there is a medical reason for it. What gets banned is elective abortion.

The law makes no exception for rape or incest. Its only exceptions are for medical emergencies that threaten the life of the pregnant person or “create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.”

b) If the Dobbs decision does lead to a massive scaleback in the amount of digital surveillance going on, this will be one of the best weekends ever.

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ailurus 7 points ago +7 / -0

The moon? Are we going to bring Brianna Who's Space Rock fears to life?

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ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Writers took to Twitter to throw shade at LBG who is normally seen as liberal icon questioning why she didn't step down while President Obama was in office

That's an obvious answer to anyone with a brain: Killary was supposed to win in 2016 and RGB wanted to wait until then so that she could resign and her replacement could be appointed by The First Female President

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ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

I expect they will try but I do not see how they can. Is just one country invading another country, this was the norm for most of human history. There is nothing particular about Russia vs Ukraine that they can add that would stand out in a medieval setting.

It's cringe to do it, but not too difficult. There are two separate tribes of orcs, one led by the thing in the OP (call it the Urukine tribe or something, though that may be too obvious even for Hollywood), and one led by an angry male orc. The heroes will have several fights with the Urukine, including the alluded to scene above where they are either narrowly defeated and driven off (but the noble Urukine spare them for some reason), or just narrowly win (but many of the Urukine in the fight can safely retreat). A few episodes later, the second orc tribe attacks the Urukine to force them to join their evil war machine which is rampaging across Middle Earth, and the Urukine ask the heroes for help, as the Urukine have been demonstrated to be honorable and somewhat noble while the second tribe is just a bunch of murderhobos.

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ailurus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Even ignoring how you are treating your personal choices in mods as canon (which they're not, on several levels) and as impacting every member of a race (which they don't, they just impact the Dragonborn), you have at least 4 factual errors about the contents of the game in your post

So, as before, you just keep showing your complete ignorance of the game, and your own biases. Play the games before trying to classify things about it.

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ailurus 7 points ago +7 / -0

I think I have sufficiently demolished your opinion; there is no need to address your every intuitive failure.

Nope, you just keep showing your complete ignorance of the game, and your own biases

First, Castle Volikhar is nowhere near Windhelm. Here's a handy map if you need it. In fact, the castle is in the northwest corner of the map. Yes, there is a ferryman in Windhelm that can take you near it but there are also ferrymen in Dawnstar and Solitude that can do so. And Argonians - with their high racial resistance to disease - are in fact the least likely race to contract Sanguinare Vampiris. In fact, I don't believe we encounter a single named Argonian vampire in the game, and Skyrim's code for randomly generating vampires does not even allow for Argonian vampires, and the chance of a random Arognian thrall is much lower than any mer or man race since thralls are drawn from the bandit leveled lists, most of which exclude Argonians.

Plus, what do you mean by Alteration drain spells? The general drain spells were removed in Skyrim, but in Morrowind and Oblivion were both under Destruction, not Alteration. And the one remaining offensive drain spell in Skyrim - vampiric drain - is under Destruction.

Oh, and why do you focus so much on just Windhelm, when more Argonians live in Riften than Windhelm?

There is literally nothing in game to support your premise that Argonians are kidnapping babies for the vampires. It is entirely your own invention.

(Oh, and if you want to talk about betraying humanity for a crust of bread, Khajiit easily fit that too based on quests, as seen by the multiple occasions throughout the game where Khajiit NPCs turn out to be assassins working for the Thalmor).

Not even going to bother wasting my time on why you are insisting that Orcs are evil while Nords are good, given your complete lack of any in-game rationale for it, and the fact that you continue to show you know nothing beyond the most surface level aspects of the game. If, for example, you want to pick a race which would preferentially seek out the Ebony Blade and Mail it would be a Dunmer, not an Orc, since Dunmer worship Boethiah and Mephala while Orcs would hate Boethiah because of what happened to Malakath.

TL;DR - play the games before trying to classify things about it.

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ailurus 6 points ago +7 / -1

Can't comment on Outlook (outside of "just check your e-mail on the e-mail provider's website). Well, Mozilla has Thunderbird which was - years back - functional enough but Mozilla has their own issues these days.

For Word, though, go with Libreoffice. Nearly as effective, cross-platform, free, and also getting away from the software-as-a-service model MS is trying to go to for with Office 365.

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ailurus 6 points ago +6 / -0

Note that I judged these alignments primarily by game mechanics, not lore.

So why do you say Khajiit are slightly mischevious self-interested traders who just want to get by while Argonians are stealing babies to feed them to vampires? Why (even though they have virtually the same starting skills) do you put Nords at Neutral Good without comment while you spend several paragraphs classifying Orcs as mentally retarted, sexist chaotic evil drunkards? And that's without even getting into things like you claiming Dunmer have a penchant for vampirism, and your blanket statement that Elves are more civilized and the Beast Races are lawless. All of those things are - on a mechanical level - profoundly absurd.

Sure, it's a single player game so classify the races and play them however you like in your own playthroughs. But taking your own biases and then claiming that "oh, gameplay mechanics support this!" when it doesn't is just bad form.

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ailurus 8 points ago +8 / -0

So did Shakespeare, and they're consistently trying to marginalize him.

I think the biggest thing with Dickens is that his work can be turned into arguments in favor of progressive points of view. Christmas Carol = "see how the rich are exploiting the common man!" Oliver Twist = "see how the system was (or is) exploiting poor innocent children!" Heck, I could even see someone trying to twist Tale of Two CIties into an argument about how Darnay shows how we should be more welcoming to refugees.

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ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Why is Nuland behind all this stuff?

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ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

From 0-100 real fucking quick.

Lol. 0-100. Sure. Discounting the 40% ownership by Tencent, the terrible Epic Store with it's guaranteed sales bribes and forced exclusives, the ridiculous amount of MTX skins, the fact that a huge number of the MTX skins are little more than ads for CURRENT BRAND, Epic doing stuff like in-game "anti-racist" videos, and more. Fortnite and Epic have both been trash for years. The only thing I'm surprised about is that this didn't happen sooner.

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ailurus 17 points ago +17 / -0

And yet, the Twitter sidebar (at least for me) includes some garbage about Juneteenth and about how black kids are still traumatized by the grocery store shooting in Buffalo.

Where is the conversation about what drove this nutjob to stop his car, grab a hatchet (I'm sorry, Assault Axe) and charge a cop on the side of the road?

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ailurus 14 points ago +14 / -0

He didn't fall off a bike. He forgot how to stand. Bike is completely stopped, maybe his right foot gets a little tangled with the pedal and then he falls over.

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ailurus 2 points ago +3 / -1

Care to provide some additional context on what exactly is going on here? I see a video of some woman giving a 10 second clip of meaningless buzzwords, linked to a webpage in a language I can't read.

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ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Fair enough, there may be. I've got a batch file that I just run on a new machine that does it so I haven't had to look for alternate means, but regardless the fact that there isn't just an easily accessible switch with options "search local files only" or "search local files and web" is just terrible design (from a user PoV, from a "M$ harvesting your data point of view it's a great idea)

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ailurus 21 points ago +22 / -1

(begins channeling inner grognard)

Or just set it to hidden because there's 0 reason to have a search bar or button on the taskbar. If you want to do a web search, I can 100% guarantee you have a browser window open, and if you want to do a local search just press the windows key and start typing. (As for Microsoft making it so the start menu search does both local and web searches, well the people involved with that should be banned from ever working on anything computer related again, but at least some registry edits can turn it off)

(ends grognard mode)

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ailurus 8 points ago +8 / -0

NY state, and other states too probably, also fired people.

And the answer to the question of "why" is to punish people who don't listen to The Party.

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ailurus 9 points ago +9 / -0

Thing he's finding out is that the West's lack of military production for decades is causing huge problems. The US produces a little over 2000 Javelin anti-tank missiles per year. Lockheed recently said they want to double that to 4000 per year.

Zelensky wants people to send Ukraine 500 Javelins per day. One aspect of this equation is not sustainable.

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ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nah, Dr Seuss often had actual points in his rhymes.

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ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

It baffles me how many people in my industry (IT) want unions. Bitch you want more money and less stress, just go get a better employer. Stop being a pushover.

So they're extra dumb because virtually every IT and CS employer I've had contact with over the past year or more is desperately trying to find people. Had a guy at an ISP up here say a month ago he could double his staff overnight if he found qualified people. Had two guys e-mail me in the last week asking if I knew any of my former students who were looking for work, because they wanted people to hire.

If you're in a tech related field, and you're not happy with your current job (and competent), spend 5 minutes searching online and you'll almost certainly find people who would love to talk to you about jobs.

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