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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    yeah which chess championship are you guys talking about?

    the World Chess Championship is open to both men and women

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  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    Fuck, I can get a round trip to Boston on Delta for PAX East for $183.

    fffffff

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    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    yeah which chess championship are you guys talking about?

    the World Chess Championship is open to both men and women

    Recently though one of the lady champions felt they were not giving her good competition because she was a lady, like she forfeited a match over it.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    one of many awesome little quirks in the Dune boardgame: before the game starts the Bene Gesserit player writes down the name of a player and a number. If that player wins on that turn the Bene Gesserit win instead (this can also turn an allied victory into a sole victory)

    DEFUND THE POLICE
  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    That is kinda weird that chess is segregated by gender.

    Like, more than kinda weird.

    official weird.

    How do you feel about golf and bull riding?

    I've never understood that either.

    Like I don't get the "ladies tee" in golf.

    it's. fucking. golf.

    like especially now with advances in club technology, there's no reason women can't (and regularly do) hit 250+ yard drives, and the rest is a skill game.

    It's dumb to have an LPGA.

    Same with bull riding, sure.

    I mean for that matter we should probably co-ed a lot of team sports, they'd be more entertaining.

    hmm, i thought pro dudes do out-drive pro ladies by like 50 yards

    ???

    https://www.quora.com/Which-LPGA-golfers-have-longer-average-drives-than-the-PGA-golfers

    looks like the gap isn't quite as big as i thought, but it's still significant

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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    ChelleYeah wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Bostonians please recommend venues

    Call the place mazzy linked, its legit.

    It's $$$$, as much as Marliave

    Yes but its walkable from the con itself. And a much better space.

    Prices be goin up :( South was over a hundo with drinks and tax/tip.

    cant we just smuggle in some drinks?

    i heard there are bras that u can put beer in to sneak in with, i'm sure ludious would be willing to help you guys out

    oh it's on

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    He's fuzzy because his soul is actually leaving his body, she hit him so hard

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    @credeiki I'm reading The Bear and the Nightingale and there's domovoi and rusalkas and gender politics it's terrific

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
    credeiki
  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    FUCK DAN AND BIANCA
    FIRST TACO BELL WEDDING WILL BE MINE

    Bless your heart.
    Kid Presentable
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    That is kinda weird that chess is segregated by gender.

    Like, more than kinda weird.

    official weird.

    How do you feel about golf and bull riding?

    I've never understood that either.

    Like I don't get the "ladies tee" in golf.

    it's. fucking. golf.

    like especially now with advances in club technology, there's no reason women can't (and regularly do) hit 250+ yard drives, and the rest is a skill game.

    It's dumb to have an LPGA.

    Same with bull riding, sure.

    I mean for that matter we should probably co-ed a lot of team sports, they'd be more entertaining.

    hmm, i thought pro dudes do out-drive pro ladies by like 50 yards

    ???

    https://www.quora.com/Which-LPGA-golfers-have-longer-average-drives-than-the-PGA-golfers

    looks like the gap isn't quite as big as i thought, but it's still significant

    I mean maybe by like a stroke or two, which I get is technically significant, but not enough so in my opinion that they couldn't be combined.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    Fuck, I can get a round trip to Boston on Delta for PAX East for $183.

    fffffff

    DRINK

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    BLEACH

    SEEK

    THE

    NAME

    definitely not!

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
    BeNarwhal
  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    yeah which chess championship are you guys talking about?

    the World Chess Championship is open to both men and women

    idk sniper linked something

    maybe it was the US chess championship?

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    I was part of the chess club in high school in 9th grade

    And the matches were gender segregated, and some of the female players made a stink about it and I supported them

    And the arguments used by the school for it were so dumb

    "well professional chess is gender segregated", true, but that is ALSO DUMB

    "other sports and teams are gender segregated" first of all not all of them are. Second of all that only kinda sorta a little bit maybe makes sense for contact sports or other sports where large differences in physical size matter. That is 0% true of chess

    I ended up boycotting the regional tournament out of solidarity with the women from the club (I didn't qualify amd wouldn't have been competing anyway but I refused to play exhibition matches or even attend as a spectator)

    The school's response was to.... get rid of the women's chess team and make the chess club boys only the next year. That was the decision of the sexist (and racist but that's another story) dickhead teacher who ran the chess club. Naturally, I didn't rejoin the chess club that year

    That teacher got fired for his racism the next year and then the chess club stopped being gender segregated when the next teacher (who was also a woman) took over. I had become kind of a shithead teenager by then so I wasn't doing that stuff anymore which is sad.

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I guess I'm saying it's not like men are averaging happy gilmore shots or something. if you drive 280 yards and your opponent drives 260 you're both still looking at a fucking five iron to the green.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • Kid PresentableKid Presentable Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »

    Sad, something very very sad.

    "yes I always wanted to be married where they make chalupas whatever the fuck that actually is."

    They seem happy.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    i don't read back in chat

    ever onward

    we'll mourn our dead when we arrive at page 100

    Sir LandsharkHavelock2.0Hahnsoo1kedinik
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    credeiki I'm reading The Bear and the Nightingale and there's domovoi and rusalkas and gender politics it's terrific

    Oh shit that looks right up my alley; nice! Adding to reading list for sure.

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    yeah which chess championship are you guys talking about?

    the World Chess Championship is open to both men and women

    Recently though one of the lady champions felt they were not giving her good competition because she was a lady, like she forfeited a match over it.

    that was an unfortunate instance. Because I am sure she has to deal with no end of sexism in chess tournaments but, in this case, there was enough data to go back and 100% conclusively prove her accusation in this case was false.

    Specifically, her complaint was that in a tournament with very few women she had been matched up against other women several times in a row. And it was a shady thing at first glance. But the matching was done using a system that doesn't allow for input from the tournament organizers. And multiple groups afterwards checked and found that it was indeed just a coincidence and not anyone pulling strings.

    DEFUND THE POLICE
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle let's keep it haimish for the peripatetic Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    milski wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    Fuck, I can get a round trip to Boston on Delta for PAX East for $183.

    fffffff

    DRINK

    THE

    BLEACH

    SEEK

    THE

    NAME

    i got too ehhhh over the slowness and non-syncing well of the app, but i am pleased to see you seeking it

    and i saw cb be a little bhole and give you shit when you were only on the 1st of seven candles

    you got this

    see you in oblivion

    OnTheLastCastle on
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    I guess I'm saying it's not like men are averaging happy gilmore shots or something. if you drive 280 yards and your opponent drives 260 you're both still looking at a fucking five iron to the green.

    Men and women's five iron distance aren't the same though...

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    FUCK DAN AND BIANCA
    FIRST TACO BELL WEDDING WILL BE MINE

    Honestly with his reach on Twitter, hes going to win that contest and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    It should be 4:30 so I can go home.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    credeiki I'm reading The Bear and the Nightingale and there's domovoi and rusalkas and gender politics it's terrific

    this is on my to read list!

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    I guess I'm saying it's not like men are averaging happy gilmore shots or something. if you drive 280 yards and your opponent drives 260 you're both still looking at a fucking five iron to the green.

    Men and women's five iron distance aren't the same though...

    WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO STOP WOMEN PODLY!?


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Also it should be known I stopped playing golf like eight years ago and don't really care so like whatever the golf women are cool with, I just default support that.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    FUCK DAN AND BIANCA
    FIRST TACO BELL WEDDING WILL BE MINE

    Honestly with his reach on Twitter, hes going to win that contest and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

    His reach is minuscule like President Trumps hands.
    I will be victorious
    or no one will be

    Bless your heart.
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    I guess I'm saying it's not like men are averaging happy gilmore shots or something. if you drive 280 yards and your opponent drives 260 you're both still looking at a fucking five iron to the green.

    Men and women's five iron distance aren't the same though...

    WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO STOP WOMEN PODLY!?

    So I can get a god damn tee time

    amateurhourBeNarwhal
  • Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    That is kinda weird that chess is segregated by gender.

    Like, more than kinda weird.

    official weird.

    How do you feel about golf and bull riding?

    I've never understood that either.

    Like I don't get the "ladies tee" in golf.

    it's. fucking. golf.

    like especially now with advances in club technology, there's no reason women can't (and regularly do) hit 250+ yard drives, and the rest is a skill game.

    It's dumb to have an LPGA.

    Same with bull riding, sure.

    I mean for that matter we should probably co-ed a lot of team sports, they'd be more entertaining.

    hmm, i thought pro dudes do out-drive pro ladies by like 50 yards

    ???

    https://www.quora.com/Which-LPGA-golfers-have-longer-average-drives-than-the-PGA-golfers

    looks like the gap isn't quite as big as i thought, but it's still significant

    I mean maybe by like a stroke or two, which I get is technically significant, but not enough so in my opinion that they couldn't be combined.

    An average of a one or two stroke difference is kind of a big deal.

    Like, looking at the PGA standings from last year, the difference between the #1 and the #17 best averages was 1 stroke. 2 strokes gets you all the way down to #118.

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  • ChelleYeahChelleYeah Mrs. Ludious Living it up in Cinderella's CastleRegistered User regular
    ugh @ludious my whole team is going to be in town for the week the day after pax east ends.

    I post Makeup stuff and Schnauzers on instagram.

    Ludious wrote: »
    I react like a dyslexic crash test dummy. Hit the wall then the brakes.
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Also also it should be known that since there are women out there that are better than me at pretty much everything including being mountain men I'm okay with co-ed competition cause I'mma lose anyway.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    Oh god that motherfucker has some twitter army named giantbomb and they're swarming the hashtag and i am so fucked.

    Bless your heart.
    amateurhourPreacherbloodyroarxx
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    also I think the average PGA tournament is over 1000 yards longer than LPGA ones

  • ChelleYeahChelleYeah Mrs. Ludious Living it up in Cinderella's CastleRegistered User regular
    weeks when my whole team are in town are hell

    telework gets cancelled and they want to go out to lunch and dinner together a bunch and in exhausting meetings all day usually and i have to be on time and relatively well-put together

    noooooooooooooo :(

    I post Makeup stuff and Schnauzers on instagram.

    Ludious wrote: »
    I react like a dyslexic crash test dummy. Hit the wall then the brakes.
    amateurhour
  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Golf is weird in that if you didn't gender segregate it, it probably wouldn't be absolute male dominance but it'd still be a solid advantage for males.

    It's also unclear to me if there's anything conclusive on if men are naturally inclined to be better at technical sports as well, though that's super hard to study I'd imagine. Like, is there a natural gap in coordination the same way there is in strength and endurance? If so, then even like darts or billiards are male favored rather than just being culturally male.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
  • ChelleYeahChelleYeah Mrs. Ludious Living it up in Cinderella's CastleRegistered User regular
    yes, being on time for work is hell for me :P

    I post Makeup stuff and Schnauzers on instagram.

    Ludious wrote: »
    I react like a dyslexic crash test dummy. Hit the wall then the brakes.
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    i mean i guess i see nothing wrong with women choosing to compete in coed leagues even if they'll never place

    but for people who want to be best in the world or whatever, in many fields that would necessarily require segregation to be realistic

    amateurhour
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    Yay date confirmed

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    honestly .... they should shorten most PGA tournaments

    drives have just gotten too long as equipment and swing science has gotten better

    a 3 iron is virtually non-existent in most pros bags

    it's more fun to watch a player make an expert draw shot than just bomb I huge drive once you get to know the game

    edit* and my main point being it would foster a better integrated game

    Podly on
  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    women are less capable of growing combovers and beer guts in order to be proper darts champions

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    Golf is weird in that if you didn't gender segregate it, it probably wouldn't be absolute male dominance but it'd still be a solid advantage for males.

    It's also unclear to me if there's anything conclusive on if men are naturally inclined to be better at technical sports as well, though that's super hard to study I'd imagine. Like, is there a natural gap in coordination the same way there is in strength and endurance? If so, then even like darts or billiards are male favored rather than just being culturally male.

    I thought women in general were better than men at technical sports?


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
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