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by shadowsbane
March 25th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Visual Media Discussion
Topic: Real-Time Ray Tracing
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: Real-Time Ray Tracing

I saw this demo. That technology looks amazing, and there's no way my current PC will ever run that at better than 1fps.
by shadowsbane
March 19th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHADOWSBANE
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: SHADOWSBANE

Thanks for the birthday wishes, folks. And PeekABoo, I like it a lot.
by shadowsbane
January 3rd, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Transgender People in Christianity
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

Re: Transgender People in Christianity

i.e. There are people who genetically have the XY chromosomes but hormones in the fetus were off and therefore altered the physical development of the baby to be expressed as XX or vice versa. So their body might look female, but genetically they are male. I can't find the name for this right now, ...
by shadowsbane
December 26th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Transgender People in Christianity
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

Re: Transgender People in Christianity

...my first question is when does changing your body become a sin? Tackling your first question first: you bring up several examples where we would not consider it a sin, so let’s a look a little bit more at that. I think everyone will agree that giving a diabetic person insulin, giving someone bor...
by shadowsbane
December 11th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Supreme court: Same sex cake
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Supreme court: Same sex cake

There are dozens of cake shops in Lakewood CO. The two men went purposely looking to cause trouble. I'm going to flip the tables right around to solidify one of my points. Earlier I told Sabalanor that you don't get to tell the baker what he does and doesn't believe. You can speculate on thoughts a...
by shadowsbane
December 11th, 2017, 5:21 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Supreme court: Same sex cake
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Supreme court: Same sex cake

Your example is a false example in this case. In our laws, there is protection against sex discrimination. If the weight room said "only straight people" could work-out in that room, then they would have lost that lawsuit. That is the difference here. Yes, there are laws where you can't discriminat...
by shadowsbane
December 11th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Net Neutrality and your thoughts
Replies: 28
Views: 4361

Re: Net Neutrality and your thoughts

NeoJabez wrote:I believe I agree with that. Competition is a good thing in markets, and there doesn't seem to be enough of that in this situation.
I wonder why that is...
by shadowsbane
December 6th, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Israel: Their old, new capital.
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Israel: Their old, new capital.

The last two presidents probably promised and then didn't deliver because once they got in office they got a fuller picture of the ramifications of doing so. Trump just didn't care as much about it.

It certainly has the potential to seriously set peace talks back.
by shadowsbane
December 5th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Supreme court: Same sex cake
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Supreme court: Same sex cake

Selling a cake in no way violates his religion. He is not supporting it by performing a business transaction. Here's the thing, though: You don't get to decide what does or does not violate someone else's beliefs. The baker wasn't declining to bake them a generic cake. The cake they wanted would ha...
by shadowsbane
December 5th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Serious Talk
Topic: Supreme court: Same sex cake
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Supreme court: Same sex cake

I honestly, seriously think this comes down to truth and logic. I don't even think that class-based protections come into play. The heart of the issue is: what did the baker say when denying service? The baker claims he told them (IIRC) that he'd make them a cake and give them the decorating supplie...