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#1 Makaze

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:42 PM

Welcome to Question Time with Sauron! Ask away.
 
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#2 ArSoNiSt JoE

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

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1) Fav persnality trait that you possess?

 

2) Least fav personality trait that you possess?

 

3) Favourite part of your body?

 

4) Least fav part of your body?

 

5) First and current impressions of The JoE-matic? (That's me jawalrus.png)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

Dark lord, might I perhaps have a look at your soul? real cheap for dark lords. Half off even!

Do you use your all seeing eye to peep in the womens baths?

Who is stronger, you or darth sidious?

Will we ever have a good debate again?

First/Current impressions of meh?


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#4 Sauron

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

You may ask unlimited questions without restraint. I'll try to respond as cleanly, coherantly and concisely as possible.

 

And thanks for voting for me. :)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

1) What are your favorite books (fiction or non-fiction)?

2) What, in your opinion, is the most aesthetically pleasing kind of tree?

3) Would you eat a cow that had the instinctive desire to be eaten and could communicate this desire intelligently to you, as opposed to a cow that couldn't and presumably has no such desire?

4) What are your favorite video-games?

5) What period of history do you like most?

6) First/current impressions? 


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

You've always denied being Gold Roger, but I know better.

1. What is your favourite moment with Sheonite?
2. Who are your favourite posters current/previous?
3. F/c impressions of me?
4. Why the hate on Whitebeard? Dude is a legend.
5. Would Sasuke have been a better OP character than he is a Naruto one?
6. What would your dream be if you were in OP?
7. Where are you from?
8. Would you kill 10 to keep the 3 people you love the most in the world alive?
9. Would you sacrifice 2 of them to save the most important of the 3?
10. What is love?
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

1. When you create a story you add a mundane idea with an extraordinary one. Let's imagine your life is the mundane idea and you are the protagonist. What sort of extraordinary idea would you inject into your life to make it interesting?

 

2. Now that we have a setting for our story, take all of your problems and troubles in life as well as your personal conflicts and doubts and personify them. What is your antagonist like?

 

3. An antagonist is a character who is meant to compliment the protagonist and vice versa. The antagonist exploits the protagonists weaknesses - how do they exploit you?

 

4. A protagonist is a character who overcomes their flaws and an antagonist is a character who succumbs to them. What do you do to overcome your weaknesses and how does the antagonist fall to their own?

 

5. Now that the story is over, what immediate changes do you see for yourself and your life in this world? What long term changes are there?

 

6. First and current impressions of me


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining are among the hottest fields of computer and data science today. The tasks at hand in both the private and public spheres include a variety of things including: behavior profiling, sentiment extraction and analysis, topic discovery, social network analysis, etc. These are all topics and problems that revolve, more or less, around a single paradigm: Data that you give, data that can be taken from everyday behavior (tweeting, liking, clicking, posting, etc.) are full of information which can be mined and morphed into specific use cases (some nefarious, some beneficial, all extremely powerful).

The machinery of this has roots in well established sciences: Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Discovery and Classification, Deep Learning, Topic Models, and, ultimately, all of this is nothing more than the power of pure statistics and probability.

With that in mind, I'll ask a few questions:

1. What is the role of data ultimately in the grand scheme of property rights? There's a lot of work and talk in open source, treating infrastructure and logistics as services, treating managerial and technological resources as open source items (in fact, the backbone of Big Data---Hadoop, Map Reduce, and pretty much all of Apache stuff-- is open source to some degree). What about data? Historical Data we have here on OMF--should that become open source at some point, as literature (technical, scientific) and IP at some point does become? Or should it always be private, even after death or loss of significant economic/political risk? Who should decide this?

2. Nearly all social/web services rely on the basic premise that some services are free to the consumer, with the exchange of data/behavior to the business (Google with web traffic, ad click history; Facebook/Twitter with post data, preferences, among other pieces of information). Is this model sustainable, or is there an inevitability where, as our algorithms improve, privacy will become nigh impossible?

3. Should the government have access to this underground market of big data? We hear complaints that the NSA has massive connections to ISPs, media providers and internet services (Google, telecom companies, etc.) as well as plans to build computational powers to process this all (Quantum computing a la D Wave and beyond). But it is also true that there are data aggregators out there (DataSift, Blue Kai, Acxiom, the Credit Bureaus, etc.) that can, for a price, essentially sell you massive amounts of data, some anonymous, others not. Is it possible to have any line drawn to limit government intervention?

4. In light of the previous question, assuming the government has some level of justified access to data, what limits should there be? It is said that anonymization is enough, but is it? It is well known that, given the right type of data (this does not need to be extremely meticulously detailed), and tons of it, it is conceivable to build a strong enough profile of a person or group/social entity. After all, the foundation and power of statistical analysis is just that: Tons of data, and a few clear and useful features, and you're set to go. If perhaps just removing names and social security numbers is enough, then what is? At what point does data lose its power?

5. First and current impressions of me?

6. Gonna be in London in about a week and a half. Wanna grab some coffee?

7. Opinions on the progressive evolving quality of the debate forum?

8. Favorite debates?

9. Should the US or Russia honestly consider intervening in the Ukraine and Crimea area?


That should be good for now~

Coming to think of it, actually, I think I just came across a debate forum topic with the first 4 questions. Sweet.
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

1- Opinion on gun ownership?

 

2- How do you feel about the British royalty being all cozy with super pedo savile?

 

3-  Your fave 5 posters on OMF?
 

4-  What do you foresee within the next 20 years in terms of technology?

 

5- Impressions of the Rifle(myself), current and former.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

@ArSoNiSt JoE

1) Favourite personality trait that you possess?
2) Least favourite personality trait that you possess?
3) Favourite part of your body?
4) Least favourite part of your body?
5) First and current impressions of The JoE-matic? (That's me jawalrus.png)


1. Freethinking. It’s a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or other dogmas.

2. Insidiously assertive.

3. The most sensitive part of my penis.

4. My unformed third nipple. It’s beneath my right nipple. It’s just an areola.

5. First: Very funny, immature. Some of your earliest posts that I read are parodies and read them more than once because of how funny they are.

Current: Very funny, intelligent, very popular, very cool. Basically all round awesome person. Turns out you’re among the more mature individuals on here. Perfect qualities to become a future moderator.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

1. Top 10 favorite manga? All-time favorite? (Whether you elaborate on them is your choice)

2. 5 manga you would totally recommend for everyone? (may or may not be among those in question 1)

3. Top 5 male manga characters? 5 female? (be it because of badassery, trolling prowess, development, depth, appearance, boobs, sexual presence, abilities, power, intelligence etc.)
4. You can choose 3 mangaka to make the greatest manga of all time. Who would you choose? Who do what? For example: 1 does art, 1 does storyline and character development, 1 is responsible for a specific task like comedy or you can have 2 do art and all 3 do storyline etc. It's up to you.

5. Top 5 favorite abilities/powers from manga?

6. Top 5 characters of each of the Big3 you do read? (so 5 each)

7. Best literary novel you've ever read? (stand-alone, not series)

8. If you can only read one manga for the rest of your life which would it be?


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

The thread won't let me post. :psyduck:

 

What the fuck is going on!?


Edited by Sauron, 03 March 2014 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

The thread won't let me post. :psyduck:

 

What the **** is going on!?

maybe too long. You can cut them down, like answering 3 people in one post.


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#14 Makaze

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Too many images or quotes will do it.

1. Favourite members and why?
2. How would you improve this community if you could?
3. What is the greatest advantage free thinking has given you?
4. What do you envy in others? List as many as apply.
5. First and current impressions of me?
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:58 AM

Hi Sauron! 

 

1) Do you keep an eye on everything?

 

2) How are you?

 

3) Cookie or a Brownie? 

 

4) Anyone from OMF you would like to meet?

 

5) Any food that you would like OMF to try?

 

6) First and current impression, if any?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

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Dark lord, might I perhaps have a look at your soul? Real cheap for dark lords. Half off even!

 

This is what you get for your lack of vision, Disastrous:
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Do you use your all seeing eye to peep in the women’s baths?


No. Peeping is for kids. I prefer my very own harem like this:

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Who is stronger, you or Darth Sidious?

 

My FUS-RO-DA:
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The effect:
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There's not a thing Sids can do to stop me.
 

Will we ever have a good debate again?

 

About what? Hinata? She sucks. Sakura is Queen.
 

First/Current impressions of meh?

 

First: Spammer
Current: Quite stubborn debater, though generally make lots of good arguments.

@Tale

1) What are your favourite books (fiction or non-fiction)?

 

Lord of the Rings trilogy, Godfather, Last Don, Scarface, Omerta, Harry Potter trilogy, Silence of the Lamb, Inheritance series, Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

…I haven’t read many books, sadly.
 

2) What, in your opinion, is the most aesthetically pleasing kind of tree?

 

I don’t know anything about trees, though I like bonsai trees.
 

3) Would you eat a cow that had the instinctive desire to be eaten and could communicate this desire intelligently to you, as opposed to a cow that couldn't and presumably has no such desire?

 

It’s food to me so I’d eat it no matter what it wants.
 

4) What are your favourite video-games?

 

In no particular order:

Every Elder Scrolls game
Every GTA series

Knights of the Old Republic
Splinter Cell series
Overlord series
Halo series
LA Noire
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
Donkey Kong Country
Perfect Dark
Golden Eye
 

5) What period of history do you like most?

 

1990s.
 

6) First/current impressions?

 

First/Current: Stubborn, intelligent debater. Annoying Enel fan. My opinion of you really hasn’t changed.

@Strawhats
 

You've always denied being Gold Roger, but I know better.

 

He's dead. I killed him in his sleep. I recorded the last moments before his death.

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What is your favourite moment with Sheonite?

 

Any day his theories are crushed.
 

2. Who are your favourite posters current/previous?

 

I don’t have any pet posters. My favourite posters are generally among my list of friends, but I argue with them just as much as I argue with anyone else.
 

3. F/c impressions of me?

 

F/C impression: polite and helpful
 

4. Why the hate on Whitebeard? Dude is a legend.

 

My “hate” is directed at the fan **** he gets instead of the character.
 

5. Would Sasuke have been a better OP character than he is a Naruto one?

 

Sasuke is a very secretive and deceptive man. I feel that he’s better in Naruto. Naruto is better suited in OP, because he’s stupid, obvious, and wears bright ninja uniforms.
 

6. What would your dream be if you were in OP?

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7. Where are you from?

 

England.
 

8. Would you kill 10 to keep the 3 people you love the most in the world alive?

 

Yes.
 

9. Would you sacrifice 2 of them to save the most important of the 3?

 

It will haunt me, but yes.
 

10. What is love?

 

Anything that becomes an extension of me. (Not implying surgical attachment)


Edited by Sauron, 04 March 2014 - 01:52 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:01 AM

@Fulmine

1. Top 10 favorite manga? All-time favorite? (Whether you elaborate on them is your choice)


I’ve read only two: One Piece and Naruto. All-time favourite is One Piece.
 

2. 5 manga you would totally recommend for everyone? (may or may not be among those in question 1)

 

I can only think of 4. :lolxg:

One Piece
Naruto
Bleach
Fairy Tale
 

3. Top 5 male manga characters? 5 female? (be it because of badassery, trolling prowess, development, depth, appearance, boobs, sexual presence, abilities, power, intelligence etc.)


Male
1. Aizen
2. Law
3. Akainu
4. Luffy
5. Madara

Females
1. Boa Hancock (boobs, appearance, badassery)
2. Sakura (intelligence, abilities)
3. Robin (powers and abilities, intelligence, appearance)
4. Nami (boobs)
5. Kalifa (occupation, abilities)
 

4. You can choose 3 mangaka to make the greatest manga of all time. Who would you choose? Who do what? For example: 1 does art, 1 does storyline and character development, 1 is responsible for a specific task like comedy or you can have 2 do art and all 3 do storyline etc. It's up to you.


Kishi (powers/abilities and combat complexity), Oda (character development and story line) and Kubo (character and world art).
 

5. Top 5 favorite abilities/powers from manga?

 

1. Sharingan
2. Rinnegan
3. Kyoka Suigetsu
4. Ope ope no mi
5. Tailed fox chakra
 

6. Top 5 characters of each of the Big3 you do read? (so 5 each)


1. Aizen
2. Law
3. Akainu
4. Luffy
5. Madara

Reason: powers an abilities and very similar personalities as me or personalities I admire/wish I had.
 

7. Best literary novel you've ever read? (stand-alone, not series)


Scarface.
 

8. If you can only read one manga for the rest of your life which would it be?


One Piece.

@Rifle

1- Opinion on gun ownership?


I don’t like knife ownership. Gun ownership is too excessive. It’s because I am very security conscious. Unfortunately your society has a massive gun fetish; talking to you only confirms my suspicions. :lolxg: :lolxg: Since complete ban on guns is virtually impossible I imagine that background checks and registry of gun owners should be the very least you should do. I care when people are hurt or killed, including people I don’t know. I want people to be safe and happy.
 

2- How do you feel about the British royalty being all cozy with super pedo savile?

 

I’ve heard he’s a convicted paedophile. I’ve never heard the Royal Family being cosy with him. I doubt they had any information about his sexual interests, because if they did I believe they’d report him to the police without hesitation.
 

3- Your fave 5 posters on OMF?

 

I try not to have favourites.
 

4- What do you foresee within the next 20 years in terms of technology?

 

Immortality, sex with artificially intelligent women that look, smell, and feel like a real woman, cures for all diseases, mass purchase and control over nano bots, death of TV, phones, laptops, rise of internet connected super quantum holograms, cleaner energy, equality, security and nanny states forcing out lack of common sense and individuality and adults, no one in the world physically working due to technological advancements and living very luxurious lives.
 

5- Impressions of the Rifle(myself), current and former.


First: Typical fanboy
Current: Rifle fetishist, a bit paranoid about government powers, probably Alex Jones subscriber, not serious, quite weird. :P

 

Fleur and M1hawk, your posts require a little more thought, so I'll respond to them later.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:07 AM


3. Robin (powers and abilities, intelligence, appearance)

What? No boobs? :lolxg:

 

 

 


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6. Top 5 characters of each of the Big3 you do read? (so 5 each)


1. Aizen
2. Law
3. Akainu
4. Luffy
5. Madara

Oh, I mean 5 for each manga. You already have One Piece in the top5 thread in One Piece forums so Naruto and Bleach left.

 


Kishi (powers/abilities and combat complexity)

So Naruto's abilities are better than One Piece's and Bleach's?


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:31 AM

What? No boobs? :lolxg:


Robin's ass > boobs
 

Oh, I mean 5 for each manga. You already have One Piece in the top5 thread in One Piece forums so Naruto and Bleach left.

 
 Naruto
1. Naruto
2. Sasuke
3. Minato
4. Madara
5. Pain (as long as cripple Nagato is excluded)

Bleach
1. Aizen
2. Ichigo
3. Gin
4. Rukia
5. Orihime
 

So Naruto's abilities are better than One Piece's and Bleach's?

 
Kishi heavily focuses his attention on the powers and history of the sharingan. No other power/ability has comparable variety/range of abilities nor complexity. Naruto fighters generally have a plan that unravels through the course of a fight.

One Piece has a lot of very impressive powers and abilities. The Admirals have the best devil fruits in my opinion. What makes things less interesting in terms of combat is that it all amounts to smash and bash fights in the end, with few (e.g. Law) exceptions. It's quite predictable and repetitive.

The only Bleach fight that had complexity (I stopped reading after Aizen's fall) was the Aizen fight. The other fights were very predictable.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:01 AM


Robin's ass > boobs

so why not Hancock's ass?...do we actually see Robin's ass?...I mean...

 

 

 


Naruto
1. Naruto
2. Sasuke
3. Minato
4. Madara
5. Pain (as long as cripple Nagato is excluded)

Bleach
1. Aizen
2. Ichigo
3. Gin
4. Rukia
5. Orihime

are those in order of liking or just simply order of listing?

 

@bold: Great!!!

 

 

 


(I stopped reading after Aizen's fall)

he will be back in 1-2 years I guess. You should catch up! :)

 


What makes things less interesting in terms of combat is that it all amounts to smash and bash fights in the end

I agree to some extent. I think only because either those with interesting abilities are kept for later (admirals, Yonkou's crew, etc.) or Oda does not put them against each other. The main fights still belong to the main cast and sadly M3 are all about physicality and brute force (Sanji's style may provide something elegance but so far not much)

 

But yeah, Oda is indeed not very good with his choreography.

 

Btw, you should try HxH and Fullmetal Alchemist sometimes.


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