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#11
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by HVC - June 24, 2022, 08:04:45 PM
Quote from: Barrister on June 24, 2022, 02:48:13 PMSaid it before, will say it again - this will be like the dog catching the car...

Several states have already caught the car, humped it against its will, and then refused it an abortion.
#12
Off the Record / Re: Trans athletes
Last post by Baron von Schtinkenbutt - June 24, 2022, 07:52:16 PM
Quote from: Barrister on June 23, 2022, 02:19:27 PM1. DGuller did say "vast majority", not "all".

I agree with you on the dubiousness of CC's citation, but I'm not sure "vast majority" holds, at least by participation rate.  Two of the largest professional sports in the world, tennis and association football, are still today strictly segregated.  The Netherlands only recently reversed this for adult teams, and as far as I can tell it is still FIFA's policy internationally (I haven't found a citation to their eligibility rules yet).  ATP rules require a player to be male or female-to-male transgender to play in a men's competition.
#13
Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by Tonitrus - June 24, 2022, 07:12:04 PM
Quote from: viper37 on June 16, 2022, 05:26:00 PMAnd the worst part: women with long hair may now be allowed to wear a ponytail (totally indecent lewd behaviour  :sleep: )  instead of a hairnet while males will be allowed to grow a beard, except when they require specific facial equipment (facial masks that require a fit test comes to mind).

Basically, they are generalizing the cultural exceptions to most soldiers.  Not a bad move.

This would be in line with the mother country.  The Brits eased women's hair standards not long after we did...and the RAF allowed beards even before that (it seemed the Royal Navy always had...I'm not sure the Army has yet).
#14
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by FunkMonk - June 24, 2022, 06:56:52 PM
I played it and it's fine for a mobile game but nothing special. And it is especially shit because of the loot box aspect.

I still play modded Diablo 2 sometimes. New season of Project Diablo 2 just started.
#15
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by crazy canuck - June 24, 2022, 05:39:04 PM
Yeah, lots of criticism.  I have not played a blizz game for a number of years. And don't see any reason for that to change.
#16
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by crazy canuck - June 24, 2022, 05:37:51 PM
Canada is going to have to increase its quota of refugees.
#17
Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by crazy canuck - June 24, 2022, 05:36:33 PM
It is hard to manage/resource a delivery system when it has been disrupted so much - two plus years of demand condensed into a few months.  Viper, people could have renewed their passports in the normal way, by mail, during the pandemic.  People who didn't notice their passports had, or are about to expire are caught now that travel is a thing again.  I don't think it is fair to lay the blame entirely on any government.
#18
Off the Record / Re: Supreme Court has voted to...
Last post by Josquius - June 24, 2022, 05:36:00 PM
Next up - gay marriage, homosexuality itself, and contraception?
:blink:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90764394/supreme-court-roe-v-wade-gay-marriage-contraception-sex
#19
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by Josquius - June 24, 2022, 05:29:03 PM
Been hearing a lot of buzz about Diablo immortal.

Sounds really disgusting.

Basically a gatcha game, but they hide their loot boxes behind a dungeon you're paying to enter thus they get to skirt all the laws about needing to be transparent with odds.

Never really been into Diablo, but this just boils my piss. So many of my hate boxes ticked.
#20
Off the Record / Re: [Canada] Canadian Politics...
Last post by Josquius - June 24, 2022, 04:52:25 PM
Quote from: viper37 on June 24, 2022, 03:12:49 PMThe passport clusterfuck.

The government treated more passport demands with less employees before the pandemic.

People are told to come only 48h before travel, even if they booked an appointment well in advance.  And they get charge 110$ emergency fees, of course, for a rush treatment.

What a clueless government.

Is it as bad in other provinces?  Huge lineups, people being told to go back home, after 18hrs in line?

Why is this government always asleep at the wheel?

I've heard of similar happening in numerous countries at the moment I must say. Australia and Britain for instance.