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  • @Bill said: I know what confirmation bias is. Of course you take notice if the signs go in both directions. Not what I said - you must also lower your belief in your premise when the signs point in no direction at all. If your hypothesis is …
  • @eod said: @fenomas said: @eod Not sure how this happened: https://i.imgur.com/LrRigPm.png but fyi I avenged your death. Is that from the first shadows? Yeah. It took me a while to realize it was pulling…
  • @Bill said: One, there are a lot of things that you should, as a working assumption, believe even if you only have weak evidence in favor. ... you should assume any dog you meet is vicious This is argument by wordplay. It is useful to behave…
  • Aside: if you're looking for stuff like bias in news articles, you really shouldn't just look for stuff like word choice, that merely includes the possibility that your premise is true, you should be looking for stuff that excludes the possibility t…
  • @Bill said: You say that the statement, "The mainstream media is overwhelmingly liberal biased" is a falsifiable statement. I agree. I don't see how you can believe it, though, unless you accept my assertion that it's possible to analyze a pie…
  • It's interesting to consider that gerrymandering can be a big part of the cause for this stuff. When a politician has more to fear from primary challenges than from the opposite party, it seems pretty inevitable that they'll slide out to the fringes…
  • Dunno what Bill's on about but I think the article raises a fair question. There's a decent chance that the Mueller investigation finds that Trump's campaign colluded (in the general meaning of the word) with Russian agents, but that it wasn't illeg…
  • @Bill said: There are things that are difficult to measure, but are still obviously true. If you dismiss analysis of writing as being inherently non-objective, we have nothing left to discuss. Whoa there with the turning-off of the brain. In…
  • @eod Not sure how this happened: https://i.imgur.com/LrRigPm.png but fyi I avenged your death.
  • America's epistemic crisis
  • @Clme said: It is true liberals prefer regular music radio with news breaks, listening to NPR, and podcasts, but its still an interesting statistic. To be fair, podcasts are kind of radio, when you get down to it. Or rather there's a sliding…
  • @Bill said: Do you see that there is no rationalization in my support of Trump? Afraid that's a no from me dog. When the guy's campaign aides get indicted you emphasize the distance from him, when he bickers with a war widow you say the pres…
  • Hating the people on your team is definitely a risk.
  • The "customers' yachts" thing was referring to the people buying the ad (from Google etc). That said, I skimmed the article looking for the part where he'd admit that online ads come with incredibly robust analytics, and explain why that doesn'…
  • Overwatch is fun for multiplayer. There's no progression of any kind, so no grinding, raiding, etc.
  • @Bill said: By the way, your premise is incorrect. I'm not biased to like Trump. I didn't say you were biased to like Trump, because that would be speculating about information I don't have. I said that you made a bunch of claims that a pers…
  • I've actually never looked closely at it. I'm really curious but some part of me is certain I'd either hate it or like it way too much.
  • Hehe, fair enough. But don't you want to try a real game like EVE? (sinister laugh)
  • PPS: linking a column subheaded "The Left Unhinged" in your post about how the media is too liberal was a touch of class.
  • @Bill said: We having members of the press acting overtly partisan. That is new. They have been partisan for decades, at least, but this is the first time they haven't bothered being subtle about it. By the way, the war widow thing was sp…
  • Dude, you can't just say "pay to win" and then "check it out" in the same sentence...
  • I hope the liberal media reports this Manafort thing in a way that's 50% positive to Trump.
  • @Bill said: I started purposefully paying attention to the political news, as opposed to just casually picking things up, when I was a senior in high school, so that would be 1982-1983. Since then, I've tried to keep at least half an eye on it…
  • @Bill said: Take a look at the sixth graph from the top, a pie graph stating that the coverage of Trump was four times negative to positive. Where did you get the idea that unbiased coverage of Trump would be 50% positive? His newsworthy act…
  • What you said was that you had an informed opinion about mainstream US media and that you have no idea what Fox is or does. I told you those claims are contradictory. Honestly, think this through for a minute. The Republican party, which Fox News o…
  • @Rufus said: That's the most depressing/discouraging thing I've read in a very long time. Worry not, Fox isn't as influential as you think. My esteemed colleague, who's never seen it and has no idea what it does, will explain why.
  • And the NYT publishing a 10-12 day barrage of "her emails" articles, yeah. Good point, all is in doubt, so nothing is true. Trump could even have a foreign policy! Only God can know!
  • @Bill said: * If they are inclined to terrorism, a few white nationalists can do a lot of damage. In terms of political power, though, they are a small force. You haven't been paying attention, there's a fair argument that they swung the ele…
  • @Clme said: White nationalists are a lot better organized than BLM. BLM is more a hashtag than an organization. I mean, there's an organization, but if Bill can name three prominent members I'll eat my spare tire, rim and all, as the man say…
  • @Bill said: I don't watch Fox News. It's my understanding that The New York Times sets the national conversation. Fox News is the most-watched cable channel, let alone news channel. The sitting president tweets about it daily, talk shows har…