Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Current Topics
XX or XY Genome
by Ken Condon - 01/22/22 07:03 AM
Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century?
by pondering_it_all - 01/22/22 06:46 AM
National Commission to Investigate the January 6
by pondering_it_all - 01/22/22 06:09 AM
Interesting read - maybe
by pdx rick - 01/21/22 06:39 PM
Gerrymandering
by perotista - 01/21/22 06:34 PM
The long and winding road to Dumbass
by chunkstyle - 01/21/22 02:53 PM
Winning
by perotista - 01/20/22 05:14 PM
Round Table Winter 2021
by pdx rick - 01/20/22 03:05 PM
Texas hostages
by Mellowicious - 01/20/22 03:57 AM
Lindsey v. Mitch: Senate cage match
by logtroll - 01/15/22 05:11 AM
Don't look up
by jgw - 01/14/22 10:42 PM
Complexity Science
by Jeffery J. Haas - 01/12/22 06:34 PM
What's for dinner?
by pondering_it_all - 01/02/22 09:37 PM
RoundTable For Fall 2021
by Mellowicious - 01/02/22 04:21 AM
Divorce: American Style
by pdx rick - 12/31/21 01:56 AM
Gimme some of that good ol time religion
by pondering_it_all - 12/23/21 08:19 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
9,802,994 my own book page
4,863,273 We shall overcome
3,979,279 Campaign 2016
3,621,687 Trump's Trumpet
2,875,486 3 word story game
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 41 of 42 1 2 39 40 41 42
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,218
Likes: 33
K
old hand
Offline
old hand
K
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,218
Likes: 33
I suppose that applies to homosexuals too. But I was trying not to go there.


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 18,652
Likes: 47
Greger Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
OP Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 18,652
Likes: 47
Quote
Most humans are not violent under normal. circumstances.
True, but circumstances are often less than optimum. I honestly can't remember when circumstances were normal....

I haven't a clue what the circumstances that led up to this murder were, but I'm guessing they weren't "normal". The sheer volume of abuse by men against women, children and other men...sex trafficking, slavery, mass murders, suicides, cultlike behavior, the existence of brutish forces like the Taliban.

And none of this is new or different from the centuries and millenia behind us.

And of course this is my personal opinion...what else would it be. I'm often wrong and admit to being stupid at nearly every opportunity.

It's in my nature.


Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
veteran
Offline
veteran
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
Well over 40% of female homicide victims are killed by an “intimate partner.” In other words, all those women buying guns for their safety would probably be better off pointing them at their old man. (By the way - one of sources I read noted that murder of women by strangers is exceedingly rare.)

Olive is right; this thread is about one woman and one man. But it has been generalized in a way that is both infuriating and,frankly, ignorant.

If you want to talk about this, fine, but educate yourself
as to the size of the problem. Understand that no one cares who you want to “do.” No one cares what was common in previous centuries. Because you know what? While they were looking for this woman’s body, statistically another woman was killed by her “intimate partner.”


I just realized why I’m so angry. I have held you all in a certain esteem. I can’t say that’s true of.

Last edited by Mellowicious; 09/24/21 02:08 AM.

Julia
“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
veteran
Offline
veteran
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
Originally Posted by Ken Condon
But what about the sexual urge that we heterosexual men simply cannot shake? I am seventy years old and I wish I still were not still so horny for women. But I am. I’m thinking if that desire would simply let go I would experience some sort of freedom.

But perhaps that freedom would simply be…death?
[quote=Ken Condon/]

Ken: the bald truth is I don’t care WHAT you do about it, so long as you don’t use it to justify violence. And as long as you don’t tell me about.

Sorry to be cold - but your sexual urge is not my business and I’d just as soon keep it that way! <grin>

A lot of people may not realize this, but sex is not what rape is about. Rape is about control and power and, Greger, I’d bet that’s also the switch you’re curious about. Sometimes it’s one even, sometime the accumulation of events.

Last edited by Mellowicious; 09/24/21 02:28 AM.

Julia
“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
veteran
Offline
veteran
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 10,100
Likes: 46
Happy birthday, Martha. Your Alabama friend has put up your ceramic Halloween town.


Julia
“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Member
CHB-OG
Offline
Member
CHB-OG
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Originally Posted by Mellowicious
To ascribe these matters to your reptilian brain is, as I said, no more than an excuse. .

10% of us men are not like that. smile


Contrarian, extraordinaire


Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Member
CHB-OG
Offline
Member
CHB-OG
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Originally Posted by Ken Condon
I suppose that applies to homosexuals too. But I was trying not to go there.
Oh no you di' nt'. nono

Don't be jelly because we're more evolved™️. smile


Contrarian, extraordinaire


Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Member
CHB-OG
Offline
Member
CHB-OG
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,868
Likes: 51
Originally Posted by Mellowicious
Happy birthday, Martha. Your Alabama friend has put up your ceramic Halloween town.
Martha who used to post here?
Hmm


Contrarian, extraordinaire


Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 15,977
Likes: 33
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 15,977
Likes: 33
Originally Posted by Greger
Quote
an actual LP

Word around the internet is that vinyl is superior to digital. Vinyl delivers exactly what the artist recorded, digital loses a lot.

It's all about bit rate, sample rate and bit depth.
When the industry wrote the CD "red book" standard, a bit rate of 44.1 kHz was considered phenomenal, but bear in mind, a 66mHz processor and 256 mB of RAM was considered unbelievable. A 1 gigabyte hard disc cost FIFTEEN HUNDRED BUCKS!
My current PC processor isn't even measured in mHz (megahertz) and neither is yours, but if it was, mine would be 3400 mHz.

So, 44.1 kHz sample rate means that if you record a sound on a CD that is 20 kHz (supposed to be the highest sound a human can hear, you only get "two samples" to represent that sound. In your mind's eye, picture a gazillion tiny legos trying to portray a Rembrandt.
You can keep increasing the legos but the CD "red book" standard limits that pretty significantly so eventually your ears begin to realize that they are listening to music made up of tiny sonic legos and there aren't enough of them to fill in the details.

If your hearing is as bad as mine you will only notice when you wear headphones.
But the point of all this is, CD tech standards are garbage compared to what we are capable of using now, forty years later.
And yes, if you have good hearing, a fresh virgin piece of vinyl is actually warmer if you're using a nice quality well kept cartridge and stylus and a decent amplifier.

All that having been said, digital audio TODAY is light years ahead of CD, it's just that they haved moved way beyond CD at this point.
And I digitized all my analog audio and 85% of my analog video eons ago, and I didn't bother digitizing in CD format either...not good enough even with my frying pan ears.


"The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals" DVD
deepfreezefilms.com
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 15,977
Likes: 33
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 15,977
Likes: 33
Big Autumn Hippie party at Casa de Haas on Saturday! 🤣
Wait till you get a load of Karen's getup.🤣🤣

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


"The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals" DVD
deepfreezefilms.com
1 member likes this: olyve
Page 41 of 42 1 2 39 40 41 42

Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 40 guests, and 1 robot.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
SuZQ2, KevFilthyANML, Risky, Gladys G. Jackson, Beach Baby
6,297 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics17,276
Posts313,967
Members6,297
Most Online294
Dec 6th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.4.27 Page Time: 0.020s Queries: 37 (0.011s) Memory: 3.0397 MB (Peak: 3.2529 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-01-22 11:13:27 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS