Would love to, but I'm afraid I might have read this a bit late. Plus, I've used up heaps of "leave points" with the missus the long weekend just gone. What, with a buck's night and The Granny - with Perth's team featuring (but not Fremantle's!). posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 12:11 AM on September 27, 2005
I could have sworn Dawkins also spent a big chunk of The Ancestor's Tale pointing out the flaws in racial theory, and how it was just as much a social construct as something based on science (I seem to remember photos of Colin Powell, who, as he pointed out, is actually whiter than George Bush, but is considered black)
sfenders link above looks like it might explain it. I had a quick look but no time to read. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 7:46 PM on August 10, 2005
Alas, we know from modern population genetic studies that no population is that divergent from the rest.
A person from the Australian Aboriginal "race" procreates with another person from the Australian Aboriginal "race." They will almost certainly have a child that has physical (and character?) traits of the Australian Aboriginal "race."
But there's no such thing as race, right?
Where did I go wrong? Are there other factors at play other than genes? Or a yet to be discovered substructure of a gene? Or do we say... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:35 PM on August 10, 2005
What sfenders said. I think we're trying to say the same thing there. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:42 PM on August 10, 2005
A couple of times I've had trouble finding threads that I just *know* existed. Both on Google and Metafilter's own search engine. Almost to the point where I thought they've been deleted.
I thought Google was considered a better search engine? Something about Google being a search engine and Yahoo being a directory or something like that. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 7:30 PM on August 4, 2005
surely at some point there's a human editor involved, wtf.
Maybe there was a human involved… and (s)he did it on purpose?
Like that BBC link showing a fat kid at a McDonald's restaurant and if you hovered over the picture it said "Kids McFatty." (The only link I can find to said incident is on Fark and I'm not sure if that's allowed.)
Not saying this is the most likely scenario Occam's razor yada yada, but it is possible. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 6:32 PM on August 4, 2005
Did you miss that comment mosch? Is that not a personal attack? Or are peacay's politics inline with yours?
justgary nails it!
I read plenty of noise on that thread. Yet all of the left-leaning noise and anti-PP noise went thru to the 'keeper.
All of it was rather annoying. I was reading the thread for the comments from Londoners who were amongst it. I wanted breaking info from a source I could trust... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 5:05 PM on July 7, 2005
I know this is a generalisation and generalisations are bad, mmmkay. But if I see a post with grammatical and/or spelling errors then I think that person might be ign'rant. So correcting a mistake is my way of saying to Mefites, "I'm not really ign'rant: look how I'm correcting my mistake."
I think of the numerous "is this an FPP worthy of the blue?" Metatalk threads.
For a while I used to think a lot of those callouts were petty. I would never call someone out on an FPP. But now I've come full circle. I'm glad we've got FPP Nazis here. It's a job I don't want to do, but I think it keeps Metafilter a quality place and those call outs are necessary.
I used to "rise and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom they... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 5:02 PM on June 28, 2005
I once posted a BIG-ASSED map of Eastern Europe and the Balkans in a comments thread.
Lucky I didn't get banned. Not even so much as a pile-on, IIRC.
Sorry about that, everyone.
To the people who have said along the lines of "well if you had lurked enough and paid attention it would be obvious" I disagree. For me – an 18+ month lurker before new memberships were being accepted – it was a case of assuming it... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 3:16 AM on April 12, 2005
He's hoping if you've never seen something done that you will think extra hard if it should be done rather than just posting away on with the thought that anything that works is allowed.
I clearly stated that I saw the function worked and that it didn't result in a pile-on.
That's hard enough thinking in my book, sizzlechest.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it.
I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 6:09 AM on February 7, 2005
Sorry HuronBob, 'twas a quote.
I thought it was "famous" enough not to attribute. Apologies to all who want to sue my azz for plagiarism. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 6:24 AM on February 7, 2005
crap...never mind, found it, should have looked first...
I have never thought that including a "comment deleted" feature was important, mostly because the next feature people would ask for is to see what was deleted
I disagree. Slippery slope fallacy. :)
jessamyn also has edit/delete rights and has been helping out, so I suspect she was the one that deleted the comments. I trust her judgement, which is why I asked her to help admin... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 11:46 PM on January 24, 2005
it would just draw more attention to stuff that doesn't deserve to be highlighted, but forgotten.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you referring to the forums where there is a "QUOTE" button next to each post, and this can be clicked to take you to the comments section - with the entire post quoted?
Coz what Popular Ethics proposes is entirely different. Namely a "quote button next to B, I ,link".
The lazy "without trimming" problems you refer to won't occur under this method. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 12:00 AM on January 25, 2005