unixknight

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About unixknight

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  • Birthday 05/16/1974

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    Maryland, USA
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    Wargaming, Dungeons & Dragons, vintage computing/repair, Star Trek
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    LDS

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  1. unixknight

    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    I used to be politically on the side of making exceptions in cases of rape/incest, but I stopped because of exactly this problem. If somebody wants an abortion badly enough, they'd now be incentivized (sp?) to falsely accuse someone. And as much as I wish I could believe that such incidents would be vanishingly rare, We already have a problem with retroactive accusations of rape these days with no incentive at all.
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    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    I haven't read the text so I don't know, but I'd be very surprised if there weren't a provision for cases like that under the umbrella of "medically necessary." Otherwise I'd call that a serious oversight.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    (But seriously... the new Abaddon model is sweeeeeeet)
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    I'll offer you (and anyone else reading this) a piece of sincere friendly advice: You may want to avoid doing that until you've built up enough of a rapport with someone that they'll know how to take it. Human communication is 20% words and 80% body language. Without the body language component we're going to communicate at 20% effectiveness at best, which means we will always tend to take each other's words at face value unless we have reason to do otherwise. It's the best we can do.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    I hate it when people accuse me of saying things I didn't say too.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    Yeah I explain the reason when asked. If people don't ask, I assume they don't care so I leave it at that. In practice, declining coffee results in people asking why about 99% of the time so there it is.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    I'm not really sure. As I think back on it, my co-worker may have only been drinking water, as I was. I didn't pay very close attention so my initial statement that "everybody else" had wine may have been mistaken. His friend (also Muslim) had some but I think for him it was more about the culture. The person who had the most was another co-worker of mine, a Baptist.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    What I said was "when I say I'm unable to partake in those things because of my religious beliefs, they understand completely and that's that." Nowhere did I say anything that could reasonably be interpreted as "giving a big speech," as you accused me of doing. And yes, I will bother with an explanation because I am asked why. That's still not the same as "giving a big speech." Whatever hostility or pre-conceived assumptions you may have, please don't lay them on me.
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    A Realization I had During Ramadan Last Night

    Why would you assume I make some kind of speech? Is this lecture based on that assumption? @Midwest LDS hit the nail on the head.
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    "Well Behaved Women . . . "

    NO YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD!!!!
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    "Well Behaved Women . . . "

    But but... I liked 'Of Wolf and Man...'
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    "Well Behaved Women . . . "

    That was my gateway into not only Metallica, but metal in general. (No, Van Halen is NOT metal.)
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    "Well Behaved Women . . . "

    I don't see the relevance. In any case, I think we're talking in circles now. Let's agree to disagree. You're welcome to the last word, if you like. 😊
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    New garment styles

    I've had a couple sets of these for a few weeks now and they are every bit as comfy as you might imagine.
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    "Well Behaved Women . . . "

    Some may disagree with that.