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No votes on a debate - Posted by nzlockie 2018-10-20 18:29:52
http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Societal+convention+does+not+demand+one+to+say+“excuse+me”+when+in+a+cubicle+within+a+public+restroom./
No votes on a debate - Posted by nzlockie 2018-09-28 07:24:09
There you go, just did it now.
No votes on a debate - Posted by nzlockie 2018-09-28 07:01:11
I got you bro, ive been watching this one. I'm just traveling at the moment so it's not a great time, but I will definitely get there before the time runs out. On Edeb8 there are no ties. If...
Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-09-18 07:39:43
Pass. You asked, I answered. Atheists generally struggle to have a theological debate like this because they can't even pretend to accept the bible as truth. You've just proved that true again...
Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-09-18 00:06:25
There are so many tenuous links you're making here. Does this line ever actually work on anyone? Does it even work on YOU? I feel like you have to stretch everything so far to make this work....
Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-09-14 17:51:35
I'm not following your logic that: A) Love and Hate are subject to good and evil. B) Satan is the cause of original sin. C) Mankind didn't know Love before soon entered the world. N...
Difference between Community/Permissive judging? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-31 19:09:32
Yes I tracked him down the other day and made sure he was still alive. He is really busy with study this year, but I expect he'll be back at some point. At least I have his number now so I ...
Difference between Community/Permissive judging? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-31 08:33:59
Yeah look it’s tricky to say. This site frustrates me. It’s easily the best, (I’d say the ONLY) site to do proper debate, but without a regular member base, judgments tend to be a bi...
Difference between Community/Permissive judging? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-30 07:16:18
Please don’t let this put you off judging. You should go judge some debates right now. It’ll help you think about formal debate which will help you actually do formal debate. Basical...
Difference between Community/Permissive judging? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-30 07:05:56
Hi! Basically what it boils down to is that there are objective standards that a Community Standard judgement has to adhere to. If it fails to adhere to that, the debaters can request that the judge...
堪萨斯大学KU毕业证成绩单/教育部学历认证【Q/微457202606】办理美国KU毕业证硕士毕业证成 - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-28 08:55:07
Hey you know, posts on Edeb8 all have to be in English. It’s in the terms and conditions. Just saying.
Admin, where are you? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-20 06:32:49
Another bump
DDO is on debateart.com atm - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-15 18:21:24
That’s a real shame. I’m in the market for a new debate site, but I’m going to really struggle to give up the cool features that this one has. It’s a real testament to Lars tha...
Admin, where are you? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-15 18:07:53
Just a bump to keep this thread front and centre...
Admin, where are you? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-08-03 07:20:43
It’s been many months. What’s going on? Can you fix the stupid children sex offenders debates that keep populating please?
How do video debates work? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-10 02:13:56
PS: you set them up when you set up the debate. Click the option to show advanced features.
How do video debates work? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-10 02:12:06
Here’s a link one. Also a rare loss to admin! http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Resolved%3A+Placing+political+conditions+on+humanitarian+aid+to+foreign+countries+is+unjust.
How do video debates work? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-10 02:10:28
Edeb8 supports video debates. There are a few of them around, although I’ve never done one. You record your round using YouTube or whatever and upload it as your round.
Ask a non-violent Atheist - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-09 12:18:25
Its not written in Paul's epistles. There's no question about why the Pope is seen as able to make divine statements on earth - it's doctrine. They trace the concept of papal supremacy b...
Ask a non-violent Atheist - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-09 03:42:29
it's not.
Ask a non-violent Atheist - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-08 16:30:00
Catholics believe that the Pope is the direct representation of God on earth. Therefore when he speaks, it is God himself speaking. Obviously you're right though, there is nothing to subs...
How to request a feature or send a bug report - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-04 11:27:49
Hi! You are 100% correct. You can already do this. Check the link symbol from the tool bar along the top of your drafting screen. It’s the icon that looks a bit like an infinity symbol. Yo...
How to debate: - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-04 04:36:46
Lol at "purple"
How to debate: - Posted by nzlockie 2018-06-04 04:36:20
please forgive me if this sounds like I'm talking down to you. I'm not. It's just getting REALLY frustrating trying to judge and participate in debates where purple just aren't debating. 1. ...
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-23 11:48:09
It sounded to me like you wanted a team debate. Where you could have four (or more) people divided into two teams arguing one resolution. In that style, the judges award points to the winning...
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-23 11:43:57
Hmmm. Ok. Well I know that BP Debates are here because they were specifically asked for. So are team debates. I've never heard of a formal debate style that has four separate positions on a res...
Bryan Mullins: All "African Americans" Are White - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-22 12:47:43
Yeah you haven't really supported your assertion here. You're asserting that ALL African Americans are white. Your first point seems a little sketchy but even if we give that one to you, al...
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-22 01:19:29
You can see an example of this debate done here on Edeb8 here: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/secret-topic-27 This was a 2 round debate.Each half completes ALL of their rounds before the debate move...
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-22 00:58:50
Bro, it's not really a team debate. Edeb8 HAS team debates. That's something different. This is British Parl style. You are one person working the same argument with another "team" mem...
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-21 03:53:12
It tells you who goes first. (Opening)
What is the "four positions" setting? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-20 11:57:01
Opening Government, opening opposition, closing government and closing opposition. You're doing a British Parliamentary debate. Basically government is pro. You work in a team but you'r...
Children should be classified as sex offenders - Posted by nzlockie 2018-05-14 00:05:54
@admin - what's up with all of these debates? They seem to be self populating. Nobody ever posts anything in them and then they disappear and regenerate. Are they a bug or something?
What Fallacy is this? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-03-27 03:10:57
Thanks. No I'm specifically talking about instances where one side of the debate is compared to the other side of the debate. Another example would be: (On Sales tax being removed from "e...
What Fallacy is this? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-03-26 04:07:51
I think it might be an "Appeal to Extremes" Fallacy, but I'm not sure. It's when someone compares an extreme example of one side to a mild example of the other side. For example: (On...
Updates in progress - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-28 01:36:48
Looks like it's fixed!
Updates in progress - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-27 05:32:54
@admin you mentioned doing something with the character count right? On my PC and on my Phone, it shows the character count as "NaN remaining" regardless of how many are actually remainin...
Updates in progress - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-25 20:55:51
Looks great on the phone! Love the fact I can jump straight to my notifications now. The other way was quite convoluted.
What was your first debate like? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-15 12:46:15
But then I learned that debate is WAY more about crafting a clear narrative than it is about actually being technically correct. Should say, *seems to be*. It's not like I'm an expert!
What was your first debate like? - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-15 12:43:31
My first proper debate was on here. My opponent forfeited both of my first debates so the one I count as my first was against admin and was an "is god real" type religious debate. I re...
New Person - Hey guys - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-12 05:34:52
http://m.quickmeme.com/img/a6/a6623bc592dcd2617b96f31d5ca570ee95b9031ca093aa97c772643efd445e81.jpg
Civid - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-01 07:38:50
That's what I'm talking about! Meanwhile it is still hot in hawkes bay.
Civid - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-01 06:52:50
Hey @admin apparently this was a legit message, and I wasn't supposed to publicly announce anything - much less repost the entire message. Jon would appreciate it if you deleted this thread. And...
Civid - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-01 05:28:42
Hey did we all get a message from @jonschory inviting us to join his new website? Hey nzlockie! My name is Jonathan Schory, and I have been following your writing and activity on edeb8. ...
New Person - Hey guys - Posted by nzlockie 2018-02-01 04:48:53
Welcome! I also came here with no debate experience and I can definitely attest to the fact that its a great way to improve critical thinking... especially when toy find yourself arguing a side you to...
Thoughts on edeb8 so far - Posted by nzlockie 2016-07-30 00:58:56
#stagcallingitlikeheseesit
Why I Don't Comment Often - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-27 05:53:34
You're right, we don't disagree. I was saying that I understand where Admin may have been coming from, but the precedent set is not a good one. I 100% agree wth you, it's the message sent to onl...
Why I Don't Comment Often - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-26 21:38:42
I've got to say, I don't really mind the way this situation has been moderated. I don't think Csareo has been very classy or respectful, or even constructive - but if nobody engages with him, there...
Jump in Debates - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-25 21:31:36
Haha welcome back!
Stag - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-24 07:47:59
I accept it - Csareo has some weird ideas about Football vs Rugby but other than that, he's ok!
Preemptive strikes and nukes - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-14 00:42:36
Yeah, you can call it deterrence if you like. It doesn't matter. That's still fear, you're saying, "Be peaceful or else." I would argue that that is not peace. It might LOOK like peace,...
Preemptive strikes and nukes - Posted by nzlockie 2016-05-13 20:44:49
You are literally saying that peace is achieved through fear. If this were a movie, that's something the bad guys would say. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU
New Feature - go vote - Posted by nzlockie 2016-04-14 21:15:16
End Cross Examination early: Button to click when you have asked all the questions you wish to ask. If BOTH debaters click it, then the CX round has ended I think this'd be a good idea. I'm curre...
Somebody do this debate: - Posted by nzlockie 2016-04-12 06:53:14
I really want to see someone debate specifically this resolution: That the Queen's Honours System should be abolished. I'm torn because I like the honors system but I love the Proclaimers ...
Edeb8 member survey! - Posted by nzlockie 2016-04-12 06:24:19
5 now!
Prosperity and Poverty in Countries - Posted by nzlockie 2016-04-12 06:12:18
I've often pondered this myself. I agree with @Admin - but I'd extend his "Trade" list to include this one concept. Often places that offer the best conditions for subsistence seem to be som...
Judging Test Debate - Posted by nzlockie 2016-01-25 18:36:42
This is a REALLY good idea. Nice work!
Sexist language - Posted by nzlockie 2015-12-30 08:45:25
I'm not sure you understand what a gendered noun is. Do you speak any other languages? French for example? In many languages, nouns are assigned a gender. In French, feminine words start with &q...
Hello! I'm new - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-10 23:25:55
Welcome! Skynet... Why do I get this dark sense of foreboding from that name... 😉
Euthanasia - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-10 19:51:14
It is TOTALLY affordable. If we don't have enough money to pay a measly pension to our elderly is because we prioritise other spending above their lives. Some of those taxes they paid built a cou...
Euthanasia - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-10 06:07:54
Ugh. The elderly have worked, and paid taxes their whole lives. Now you want society to pressure them to "do the honourable thing" and take the red pill before they become a tax burden...
Euthanasia - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-09 18:39:25
My opinion is not a very popular one on this subject but I wouldn't be a fan of legal euthanasia. Whether it's ethical or not depends on where you get your ethics from. It's worth noting that you...
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-07 02:19:58
I guess I could do this, I'm just not really sure what the point is? I'm not trying to win or express my ideas, I just copy and paste someone else's? I don't really follow American politics enoug...
Debating is still fun, right? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-11-05 07:37:08
I feel bad that my time here has mostly been reduced to lurking. My work situation changed rather significantly this year and as a result, I've had less time to invest in online debate. I sti...
Political Quiz - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-30 03:54:05
Apparently I'm 80% Bernie Sanders, 75% Hillary Clinton - my top three are Democrats and the rest are Republicans. Apparently my top Republican is Donald Trump - which I find rather hard to believe. ...
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 01:01:39
Thanks! Forti Animo will like that Guinea Pig video.
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 00:55:45
Doh! Admin how do we tag people with a space in their names again?
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 00:54:52
And @Forti Animo you should watch this one. It has nothing to do with anything but it's a cool video I think you'll enjoy. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9ghmgqoyc
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 00:51:55
Watch this and pay close attention to the words... It'll make you feel better. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EiO9_PJ0h8Q "They may take your glitter but they can't take away your spark...
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 00:23:41
TBH, sometimes sitting idly by is EXACTLY what you should do. Either way it's hard to play the victim when you're reacting the way you are. Just chill. You made your point ages ago, let it go...
Profile of the Edeb8r. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-27 00:14:40
This thread is WAY out of control.
Edeb8 turns 2 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-21 21:25:34
I'm too old to party.
Scenario: Mount Fuji Eruption - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-18 06:33:35
Although, that being said, I'm not sure I'd really believe anything the Japanese government told its citizens...
Scenario: Mount Fuji Eruption - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-17 22:58:39
All I'm saying is that I go to Japan once or twice a year. Those guys simply do not know the meaning of give up. When bad things happen they lift their game and power through it. I can't think o...
Scenario: Mount Fuji Eruption - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-17 18:01:41
I went to Japan shortly after the tsunami. If there's any country in the world who can sustain, bounce back from and even improve from a natural disaster - it's Japan. My money would be on them ...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-12 19:16:40
Because it may be a slogan, does that automatically stop it from being true? What it make any difference to say the same thing but phrased in a different way?
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-12 17:07:21
You are not even American. This was my favourite bit. On a couple of different levels.
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-12 06:25:25
Meh. I call it like I see it.
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-05 14:51:10
How do you think it works in almost every other civilised country? I'm in the UK at the moment. There are 63 million people crammed into an island the size of CA. They have a massive welfare sta...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-05 14:45:50
So what you're saying is that the USA has a history of high crime, and youd like to throw more guns into the mix? Think arming more people is going to help? The problem with these shootings is no...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-05 14:36:22
No, gun ownership doesn't cause the shootings. But the proliferation of firearms, especially those assumed at shooting people rather than animals certainly facilitates it. The cause is muc...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by nzlockie 2015-10-02 03:56:54
It's just crazy the US doesn't see any correlation between gun ownership and these kinds of shootings. I'm so thankful not to have to live with such paranoia.
Minimum Wage - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-30 04:22:36
I'd advocate raising it too. I also don't think raising it in one large hop is a good idea, I think it should be a series of small hops.
Alternate Form of Capitalism - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-25 20:54:54
Yeah I know that's the standard - it's probably around the average as well. When I mentioned the 12hrs, that was based on people in the lower economic (but still working) bracket, many of whom n...
Alternate Form of Capitalism - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-25 06:35:20
I was saying that in the US, many people work 12hr days and barely break even when it comes to living expenses. Usually this will be across more than one job. In NZ, a 12hr working day is not unu...
Is Welfarism Effective? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-23 23:35:07
I don't force anyone to do it. I can honestly say that I've never even heard anyone from New Zealand suggest we should not have things like free education or universal healthcare. Some people do mo...
Is Welfarism Effective? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-23 08:02:06
You'll struggle to find anyone in NZ who would be a fan of getting rid of free healthcare. I'm happy to have my tax dollars go to helping those in my country who need a hand. And if there are some ...
Trump for US President - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-22 16:54:20
Well technically most of my work is actually outside of NZ, but yes!
Is Welfarism Effective? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-22 16:53:06
I had to go to the doctor the other day, for the first time in years. I have a persistent infection which was affecting my ability to work. It would have gone away eventually in its own but I wanted ...
Alternate Form of Capitalism - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-22 16:28:21
I don't really see how this lessens the gap. You're trying to restrict the Capitalist's take home pay by only controlling what he can sell his widgets for. But if he can produce a large quantity of wi...
Trump for US President - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-22 16:01:15
Ha-ha! Nope, the clue is in the name! Can you guess what I do for a job?
Trump for US President - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-22 08:43:24
Meh, I don't really mind. It's your country, Id suggest someone who holds the trust of the masses to drive the US in the most effective and efficient manner possible I guess. Numerous visits and di...
Trump for US President - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-20 05:47:06
I think that's a pretty accurate assessment. I suspect his presidential bid will simply fade away to nothing. Good publicity stunt though.
Story Idea September 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-17 06:56:29
Well I guess that this explains why you're not in marketing. It's about mass appeal. Bikinis sell more tickets than snow gear. As a novel there's more flexibility but I still think that t...
Story Idea September 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-16 21:16:21
Placing this story in Antarctica is a terrible idea. It's a landscape that would dominate too much of the storyline. You have to ask yourself, what is the central message of this story? What do I want...
WODC 2015 - Edeb8 thrashed - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-16 21:11:25
http://www.edeb8.com/wodc2015 There you go. That was this year's. The 2014 one is still up as well. You can find the link in the site map.
WODC 2015 - Edeb8 thrashed - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-16 21:09:14
World Online Debate Cup. Annual competition that takes place over the course of several months. In theory it's open to anyone from any online debate site, but in practice it's really only been co...
I'm off to a chess tournament today - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-12 03:23:07
Good luck! (Sorry. Bit late!)
Gun Rights - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-04 11:51:20
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBOk1SnQ8uU
Gun Rights - Posted by nzlockie 2015-09-04 10:15:53
Sometimes I think that the USA is what happens when you populate a country with 10 year old boys.
The hypocrisy of debate.org - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-25 02:13:49
Yawn.
Wikipedia as a source - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-21 03:59:51
Again, my commentary was nothing to do with the legality of the practice.
Wikipedia as a source - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-21 01:34:46
I have to go, but that's what i was saying. I'm not saying that it's illegal to copy and paste, I'm just saying that's what a vast number of editors do on there.
Wikipedia as a source - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-21 01:14:37
The Battle of Manners Street - wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manners_Street?searchDepth=1 http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/battle_of_manners_street
Wikipedia as a source - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-20 23:40:41
Yeah this post does absolutely nothing to change my view. The fact that you edit Military articles and you have never even been in the military just kind of proves my point. I'm 100% sure that a...
Wikipedia as a source - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-20 22:56:46
I agree with Admin. As an informal source, I've found Wikipedia to be about as accurate as anything equivalent on the internet, however the fact that it's edited by amateurs who, more often than not, ...
War crimes - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-12 11:29:55
I think you've watched too many movies. Have you ever been in a school yard fight? It's exactly the same thing. "OK but no hitting below the belt!" Of course there should be rules ...
War crimes - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-12 07:14:26
For a start: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_engagement
Iraq's Salvation - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-12 02:23:55
No. By "sorting it out themselves" I fully expect that bloodshed will be involved, the occasional despot, and maybe even the formation of a religious state that oppresses some peeps. T...
Iraq's Salvation - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-11 20:51:37
I think a big solution would be just leave them alone and let them work it out themselves. The people groups in that part of the world are some of the oldest civilizations in human history - may...
Was our universe created from a white hole ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-08-04 03:11:25
Really? Given a fairly reasonable definition of "magical", how do you reconcile water into wine, restoring a withered hand, making the sun stand still in the sky as three completely random b...
Favorite Music Genre - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-31 05:26:15
And then, since I'm guessing you're going to have a moan that these tracks don't sound "authentic" enough, whatever that means, here's a pretty traditional sounding original kiwi reggae trac...
Favorite Music Genre - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-31 05:16:38
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuJ8PP1Icfw
Favorite Music Genre - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-31 05:16:06
This is a slight more reggae track but more importantly, since it's a heavily political song, with strong lyrics, illustrates the fact that NZ reggae truly embraced the spirit of the genre, as typifie...
Favorite Music Genre - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-31 05:04:58
One day bro, you're going to travel the world and actually experience some of these places you read about on Wikipedia. When you do that, I hope you'll have the good graces to remember how ignorant...
Favorite Music Genre - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-30 20:06:45
Reggae.
Can Somebody Explain Groups to Me? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-26 02:30:55
Like a mini forum, complete with shoutbox and everything, for like minded individuals. You can join an existing one or start your own. They'd be great for Mafia if anyone on here cared abo...
A cry of desperation - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-25 07:45:49
Lol, grey and orange are my business colours! Poor me...
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-22 20:47:21
Yeah i don't know. I'd be surprised if there was anywhere in NZ where you couldn't find a settlement of 100 people or more within a 1 hour driving radius.
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-22 16:39:10
Haha, yeah I guess!
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-22 05:44:16
Well I don't know about that. I'd say they were pretty desolate by most people's standards. I stopped for a drink in one place in Arizona that had a population of three! And it was marked on my ...
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-21 04:12:22
I've driven around the back roads of new Mexico and Nevada andi have to day, nothing days desolate like outback australia. Imagine New Mexico, but the same size as the continental usa, and that's...
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-21 02:22:33
I've been thinking about this a lot and I think the thing that bugs me with certain parts of the states, is that the man-made elements make the whole picture look a little fake. I think in some ...
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-21 02:14:24
OK here's the thing, you can only propose states that you've actually been in - because every state has at least one nice face. I want to know which State is the best looking... total. In my l...
Political Coordinates - Posted by nzlockie 2015-07-16 20:38:10
Lots of great debate resolutions in the questions for this test! A rather boring and predictable result for me I'm afraid. http://www.celebritytypes.com/political-coordinates/test.php
US Military Compared with Other Nations - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-26 05:09:42
To be fair or Navy has 11 boats, Tonga only has six. I was referring to combat boats, of which we have two. Tonga has none. We do our part, for the last few years we've contributed 50% of our...
US Military Compared with Other Nations - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-26 04:13:59
They weren't wearing helmets though. #checkmate
US Military Compared with Other Nations - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-26 04:13:05
Yeah probably the biggest problem with our Armed Forces is that they don't have enough arms. And by "arms" I mean those things between your hands and your shoulders. Not to menti...
US Military Compared with Other Nations - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-26 03:21:06
Forgot to post the pic: http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/1_d3e982_1549927.jpg
US Military Compared with Other Nations - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-26 03:20:33
This is our Kiwi Drone. To be honest, we're still trying to iron out the bugs in it. It doesn't respond to remote commands very well and it usually can't be bothered reporting back. It's no g...
Community feature: video requests - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-25 06:16:20
I think you should do another series which is just you doing stand up comedy and maybe some ventriloquism.
Use of Drones in Warfare - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-25 06:12:44
History disagrees with you. Compare the average casualty numbers of wars with only hand to hand combats to those that used ranged weapons. And logically, why would making killing easier and ...
Use of Drones in Warfare - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-25 05:33:46
Yes, pretty much. In a lot of ways, it's the most humane way to kill someone.
Use of Drones in Warfare - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-25 04:22:18
I don't think they should be. Disengaging humans from death and destruction is a mistake. The impact a violent action has on the person committing the violent act is a price that needs to be pai...
Privatization of national air - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-25 04:18:04
And what does an Air guard look like? How do you make one without causing massive dissruption to Earth's weather systems?
WODC Round 1 Rest Day - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-21 11:34:35
Oi Admin, you're not alone mate. I understand. Jeez you'd think the next thing is they're going to want you to answer the email as well. Legit emails get spammed all the time, it's not hard to...
Judge Rating Reform - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-20 04:18:25
Nope, what I'm saying is to just follow the formula. If the judgement includes feedback, then regardless of what you think of it, rate it as constructive.
Judge Rating Reform - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-19 22:57:41
Feedback is always constructive. By definition. You yourself said that you can take constructive points out of even biased points. Debate is about communication. If your judges missed your p...
WODC Round 1 Rest Day - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-19 22:53:53
@Stag - I always want to say, I DO appreciate you. You're a valuable member of this site, so I don't want what I'm saying to come across the wrong way. I'm only saying it because I feel like we're ...
WODC Round 1 Rest Day - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-19 22:52:09
That's what I mean - you tend to judge a judgement based on much you agree with it, rather than how much it conforms to the criteria. It's frustrating to put a lot of effort into writing a judg...
WODC Round 1 Rest Day - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-19 10:24:00
Sorry I was going to vote as well, probably still will but today was busy and I ran out of time. I'll be honest with you though, the fact that you've basically intimidated whiteflame into not vo...
Judge Rating Reform - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-19 10:09:30
I think part of the problem you have following the existing system is the fact that you're getting hooked up on the titles for each rank rather than only paying attention to the description/criteria f...
Important: judge feedback - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-14 12:22:05
Yeah it's awkward. I'm not sure there's anything more you can do to fix the existing system where everyone gets a chance to give feedback. I don't think removing the anonymity would help. The...
Why I am obsessed with China - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-14 09:31:29
Old school, about time the Roman Empire made a comeback.
Why I am obsessed with China - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-14 08:08:18
What I'm saying is, someone's got to be the big boy in the playground. Doesn't really bother me who it is. #smallcountryadvantages
Why I am obsessed with China - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-14 07:14:30
I like China. I'm good with life in a Chinese dominated world.
FIFA Probe - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-03 13:28:34
I remember the first time I was in Melbourne during the finals of the AFL. I didn't have an AFL team to back, but my home Rugby team in Hawkes Bay is the Magpies, so when my Taxi driver asked me who I...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 07:24:45
Haha, I like your confidence! OK let me draft something and I'll fire it through to you. Feel free to suggest any changes. This'll be fun. I feel like doing a debate on the death penalty is...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 06:28:37
Haha that IS what I was saying, but I don't mind. Im pretty busy ATM anyway. I feel pretty comfortable that the Bible leans more towards principles of rehabilitation than retribution, as far as ...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 04:54:51
I'm a practicing Christian and even though I've never tried, I'm pretty confident I could defend the idea of abolishing the Death Penalty from a biblical perspective. I certainly don't think you c...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 01:18:42
I agree with you in regards to the stats being less important. How about the simple wisdom - "I won't get caught so I'll do what I want"? Or, "I will definitely die if I DON'T do ...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 00:47:30
Well, if you follow it through, most studies have found that the death penalty makes little difference as a deterrent to crime. Even "minor" crimes which carry the death penalty have failed ...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-06-01 00:41:49
It acts as an excellent deterrent. Not sure the stats would be on your side with this one!
Feature request notifications - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-31 06:18:53
Yes, except for that one, they are all on by default. I understand the reasoning for that, fair enough.
Feature request notifications - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-31 05:14:26
This should be defaulted on. I understanding you might be wanting to avoid bombarding us with notifications, but I think that working through these feature requests should be like jury service - somet...
How to request a feature or send a bug report - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-31 01:41:36
Yep, that was the one! There were 57 of them. Im sorry I didn't actually pay attention to which ones there were, as soon as I recognised them as being the features I just closed the box. Earl...
If the death penalty is immoral.. ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-31 01:32:40
If you're talking about degrees of morality, killing someone removes ALL their rights, which must surely be more immoral than only removing some of their rights by locking them up.
How to request a feature or send a bug report - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-31 01:27:48
I just got 57 notifications related to the new feature wall. They all said I'd been tagged in a feature request. Pretty sure this is a big of some sort since I can't see that I've been tagged in...
How to request a feature or send a bug report - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-30 22:51:22
This is very cool. I like how it reorders itself.
A message to the users of Edb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-29 04:28:02
Chuz, I think you have some things completely wrong here and other things I think you have a right understanding of Admin's position on, but you just disagree with him. To boil it down, nobody i...
A message to the users of Edb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-28 00:36:58
Haha I always assumed it stood for something! So I'm guessing it's an actual word then? How is it pronounced? "ee-low"?
Third Community Survey (Important Issue) - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-27 00:03:59
I like how these surveys are getting shorter and shorter.
Third Community Survey (Important Issue) - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-27 00:03:24
Yes.
edeb8 hall of fame ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-25 22:19:22
Maybe in like three years... There kind of is one automatically generated by the site. It stores a top ten list of the most viewed debates. You can see them and lots of other stuff at www.edeb...
New Members Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-25 09:59:54
You got WAY further than me!
A message to the users of Edb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-24 22:58:27
Personally, if Edeb8 became another DDO, I'd leave. Which is ok, these things happen and I understand that. I'm only saying this to explain why I personally won't be going out of my way to persu...
74 cent wage gap bullcrap - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-23 07:57:48
Do you know how hard it is for logic to defeat ignorance? Lol, I think I have some idea...
WODC Update - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-22 03:24:49
1. It doesn't matter what we think/guess will happen or what the chance of success is. What would it cost him to try? 2. I've reread your sentence several times and can't make it make sense. Coul...
WODC Update - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-21 21:50:02
Maybe nothing, maybe they see he's changed and decide to let him conduct his debates.
WODC Update - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-21 20:20:19
Or petition whoever you have to.
74 cent wage gap bullcrap - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-21 03:13:27
Smart people accept that true equality is a world where everyone is treated the same, with no prior cognitions on race or religion. Uh oh, I must be an idiot then!
WODC Update - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-21 02:24:06
@RXR. the tourney is just made up of normal debates. If you select the option to have the debate as "rated" then yes it will. That's Edeb8 anyway, I don't know if you can have an unrated deb...
Stop caring for endangered animals. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-21 02:15:53
I don't feel very strongly either way. I guess, to generalise, I'm happy for some species to die out due to their environment being removed or whatever; but I'd be against other animals dying out simp...
Stop caring for endangered animals. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-20 11:38:07
Haha, I remember we discussed this ages ago! To play devils advocate here, how will this policy compensate for the inevitable decrease in biodiversity and do we think that this will cause potent...
LGBT question - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-19 00:20:39
Bro, I live in a country that produces the best red meat anywhere in the world. Of course I'm not vegan. Like I said earlier, I'm not squeemish about slaughtering animals. It doesn't mean that I...
LGBT question - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-18 21:41:19
Wow. That's a pretty sad view. Suddenly we don't really have much in common anymore.
LGBT question - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-18 21:39:21
Oh, it'll kill it eventually! Don't get me wrong, I'm from an agricultural country, I have no illusions over where my food comes from. I just don't reconcile the fact that, simply because we ...
LGBT question - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-18 20:01:19
So youd be OK with me beating my dog then? Or starving my horse? Dismembering chickens while they're still alive because it's more efficient than killing them first? See where I'm going wit...
Women Police Officers are a joke - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-16 22:57:19
Oh I would LOVE to debate this with you. I would strongly disagree with almost every sentiment you've expressed here and would happily argue a view even more extreme than the one I actually hold...
Second Community Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-13 23:27:19
*they're #stupidautocorrect
Second Community Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-13 23:26:12
Yeah I wondered if that was it. The only thing is, people are not a "site feature". Their definitely an important factor which is why I wouldn't contest DDO being the answer to Q3, but...
Second Community Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-13 20:22:21
I'm genuinely curious to those who said DDO has better social features, @i is a boi and @Swag , specifically what social features are you talking about?
Second Community Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-12 23:48:36
Now THIS is a more realistic survey! 1.Which site is better for debating? Edeb8 is better for debating. It is easier and more intuitive to construct and post an argument here. There are resour...
What freedom of religion is and is not - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-11 01:38:03
Yes, (and @Hello this is what I was kind of meaning, rather than the technical legal freedom) this is true. I guess I was wrong to mention the technical legal freedom, I was more meaning the prevai...
What freedom of religion is and is not - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-11 00:10:03
Something I've always been a bit bemused by is that people always say to me that I have the right to believe whatever I believe, as long as it doesn't impact on me. The message of Christianity, ...
Should White People Become Christians? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-10 11:07:00
Yeah, I'm bored of this now too.
Should White People Become Christians? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-10 08:24:23
It's cool, I haven't seen anything terribly racist here and ignorance, while sad, is not offensive... At least, not to me. I guess it's just really hard to answer your original post when almost ...
Should White People Become Christians? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-10 07:40:31
Oh wow, this is wildly ignorant. You should definitely get out more. It's a brave new world these days. ..
Which is more morally wrong ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-10 07:32:44
Haha. No worries.
Which is more morally wrong ? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-10 07:28:48
I don't think the number of times an immoral action is repeated affects the overall morality of the action, only the degree of impact. If you believe that both actions are equally immoral then...
Returning to Our Roots - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-09 07:43:28
I literally travel around the world every couple of months and the time on this site are accurate all the time. It has to be something internal surely. Besides, why wait till the last minu...
Drug Legalization - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-09 07:38:52
Haha, nobody said anything about being "mindlessly" controlled. Or being controlled at all actually. All I'm saying is that society, and life, is better with rules. I'm more than happy...
Drug Legalization - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-09 02:55:41
Haha - guys, I'm 37. I grew up in the 80's, although technically, I guess I was born in the 70's. 1978 to be specific. Happy to back up my opinions, as always. I think that drugs like Mari...
Drug Legalization - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-08 23:19:01
For what it's worth, I'd be against the legalization of marijuana as well. In other news I'd also be for outlawing the sale and use of tobacco as well.
"Confirm Form Submission" - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-08 19:01:11
Hey genius, "confirm submission" means you posted something. If you click yes, it will attempt to submit whatever you posted a second time. Think of it as a hidden page that you naviga...
On Behalf of DDO - Posted by nzlockie 2015-05-05 19:13:11
I appreciate this post. I don't think anyone thinks this is anything more than some bored school kids trying to get their jollies. One of the benefits of a site where the forum is not used t...
Suicide Booths Legality - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-30 21:57:13
I think it's pretty clear that Autonomy is usually less efficient. That'snot a bad thing necessarily, just a statement of fact. Autonomy has some strong positives that go with it as well - namely the ...
Suicide Booths Legality - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-30 04:20:40
Potential Debate topic: Society would be better off with less* freedoms. *this would obviously need some definitions to frame it, but the general spirit would be to contrast, not the absolutes of...
Who is willing to be active and play mafia? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-30 04:13:13
I don't like Mafia. Sorry.
Dream Job vs Regular Paycheck - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-29 13:02:25
Assuming the two are mutually exclusive which would match the spirit of the question... I'll take the regular paycheck, reluctantly. Got to be a responsible husband after all. But if the questio...
And people say that DDO is better than edeb8.com - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-22 03:29:00
And maybe just stop going there since it bothers you that much. It's a different site - nothing constructive comes from posting smack about it. We can be better than that.
Fundraising - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-21 10:25:09
I get that. It is easier to pay for stuff with a credit card - but there are lots of ways to send someone money. You could do it if you wanted to badly enough. Which is kind of my point. Having a...
Fundraising - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-21 09:49:17
Haha, ok I'll bite. I already pay to belong to several sites on the interweb. IN GENERAL, pay sites tend to attract a better, more positive, class of people than the non-pay sites - although admittedl...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-20 22:43:14
I feel like maybe it would be cool if I got a notification if someone "liked" one of my posts? Is that even possible?
Your opinion on debate.org ? rant - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-20 00:12:15
because I'm advising you how to make your life easier and the site better. If it makes you feel better, you're not the first person to make this mistake. It's good life practice to actually spen...
Your opinion on debate.org ? rant - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-20 00:08:57
Hi Mate. To be honest, I understand where Sovi is coming from here. Unfortunately you are bearing the load of a reaction based not just on YOUR specific warning this time, but on LOTS of identical w...
Poetry - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-19 13:04:30
This one got me through high school. How doth the little crocodile, by Lewis Carroll How doth the little crocodile, Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile, On every golden s...
Should the UN nations recognize Houthis authority? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-17 03:44:08
Yeah. I hadn't thought it all the way through, but I was planning on referencing basic "survival of the fittest" type philosphies to show that it might have merit. I identified that lett...
Should the UN nations recognize Houthis authority? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-17 03:21:31
That being said, I feel VERY strongly that the world might work better if outside governments didn't concern themselves with affairs in other countries. I realise that this might mean greater inequali...
Should the UN nations recognize Houthis authority? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-17 03:16:42
After being forced to research the Houthi and the circumstances of their rise to power, my personal conclusion was that I support their right to exist. I certainly understand their desire for autonomy...
Your opinion on debate.org ? rant - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-17 03:00:35
I'm probably one of the only active members here that HASN'T come from DDO, although I did make an account there for last year's WODC. I got frustrated with pointless arguing on facebook and figured...
New Members Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-16 20:23:05
Oh also, it's site convention that we don't copy and paste huge amounts of text like they do on DDO. It makes following a line of thought annoying. If you hit the "reply to post" button, t...
New Members Survey - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-16 20:18:52
Buttercatx, on edeb8, if you copy any text and then paste it, you'll find that the site automatically adds quote tags to it. This will make the pasted text display differently. There are lots of o...
I'm going for a hike - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-02 09:40:51
Ha funny - my boarder was planning on going there this weekend, but instead he's going... to Palmy. Lame.
I'm going for a hike - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-02 09:26:16
Yeah well, I guess I'll see what the signups are looking like. I'll admit that it kind of rankles me that a bunch of the DDO guys just assumed that they would win. It also kind of annoyed me that I wo...
I'm going for a hike - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-02 09:20:30
Yeah I hate forfeits though. I'd really struggle to sign up for a debate I know I'm not going to complete.
I'm going for a hike - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-01 20:02:28
Haha, yeah the problem is, I'm only back for three days then I'm away again. Won't be back properly until late July.
I'm going for a hike - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-01 19:18:41
Im away as well. This is the long one. I'll be away until may 7th or so.
Badges Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2015-04-01 01:15:18
Ahem. And there are five.
Badges Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-29 05:27:22
I like it!
Serious Problem - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-25 09:05:01
(Accidental early post) In regards to what DDO users say about this site? I've never been one to take one persons opinion over my own on this sort of thing. You've been here, you've talked to the use...
Serious Problem - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-25 08:58:04
Hey mate, look this is pretty simple. Edeb8, and any site for that matter, is not for everyone. If, upon reflection, you decide that you don't want to participate here, then that's fine. I for one...
You know what really grinds my gears? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-22 23:23:44
Actually this is a pretty pertinent observation. I must confess, even though i know that it's not, I DO say, "the Ukraine". I can totally see how this would be one of those casual offensiv...
Job's life and the Bible. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-13 04:07:49
I think he's gently chiding you for presuming to speak on behalf of the whole of Christendom. This is because you speak as if there were no alternative interpretation for the subject matter, which t...
Eugenics - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-07 07:41:45
It's the "better breeding" type programmes I was thinking of. Been watching some daytime TV today and started thinking about the number of times I've heard people (jokingly) suggesting w...
Let's pick up the number of judgments again! - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-07 02:20:57
Before you come back with more ideas, you should actually check out what the current process of Judging is here. Most of that stuff, and more, is already taking place and implemented.
Eugenics - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-07 00:04:25
Hey geniuses, I'm just wondering... Has there ever been a time in history where eugenics has been practised as a societal norm for a significant length of time? Or what would be the closest equiva...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-05 21:13:28
I read that passage and it still doesn't give a location for where God was before creation. And it's not going to either. It's not that it's a tough question, it's more that you're asking for a loca...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-04 20:24:51
And there will no Good things to come whatever He does. In case it's not clear from my previous reply - I disagree with this. In the story of Job, Satan does many things and God uses all of these e...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-04 20:15:32
(Can't reply to both of you so I'm also tagging @Sovi in this one) Guys regarding the story of Job - read the text. God clearly commands Satan. Satan claims that the only reason Job is so righteo...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-04 05:46:06
Read that verse from Job in context. God doesn't "allow" Satan to test Job, He COMMANDS him to. Big difference. God doesn't allow anything, He causes everything. From Job's perspective,...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-04 05:18:22
Sorry mate, you are wrong and your logic about good and bad is flawed. Reread what I wrote carefully and you'll see what I mean. Good and bad is simply a matter of perspective. To put it another way...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-02 21:08:21
Reread the post I was replying to. You claimed to be wining, not winning. I only asked because I was also wining at the time! I was interested to hear what you were partaking of. It was a cheeky S...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-02 19:04:15
Who are you wining? Are you also dining?
Thanking Vets for Service? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-02 03:51:46
Thinking about it further, the more simple explanation might be that they feel like they need to thank you for serving, but they're confused because they don't actually see what practical benefit THEY...
Thanking Vets for Service? - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-02 03:46:24
Wow THAT escalated quickly! I don't feel as strongly as Stag, (although that's probably a lot to do with the fact that I'm not American, so the US Military doesn't represent me.) however I know wha...
Gun Control - Posted by nzlockie 2015-03-01 03:04:49
This appeared on my Facebook wall the other day. I thought it was quite amusing... I quite like the ending too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP3HJVp3n9c
I am new; please answer my question! - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-27 19:54:12
Welcome! This is mostly a debate site so you can expect a site which caters to pretty much whatever style and format of debate you like. Were do have a few social features as well, like the forums...
Mafia Sign Ups - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-27 19:45:56
Yep they did. http://www.edeb8.com/group/Mafi
Mafia Sign Ups - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-27 19:43:35
At one stage I think they made their own Mafia group. As far as I know it never really to of here.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-25 21:57:34
No it won't. It doesn't lock unless... a) admin locks it or b) nobody posts in here for three months.
Least Favorite Debate Category - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-24 06:22:43
Hey, you asked, I answered. Naturally most debates involve conjecture. What I mean is that I find War debates to involve a tremendous amount of conjecture, considering that there are so many human...
Least Favorite Debate Category - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-24 01:36:22
My least favourite is economics, closely followed by war history type ones, the majority of which I find to be based mainly on conjecture.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-23 04:40:09
There's a subtle difference here that I think you're missing. I'm not just saying I don't know the answer... I'm saying that the answer is unknowable. Incomprehensible would actually be a bett...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-23 02:59:03
Haha because NOT understanding something is the easiest thing in the world! I do it all the time, there's nothing hard about that at all. If you find it tough, it's just because you have a hard ti...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-23 02:51:26
2b. No, God doesn't change His mind. (Num 23:19) 3. Hmmm. I suspect we actually differ on this point. First of all I don't believe that God "allows" anything. I believe that He is the ultim...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-23 01:51:21
I don't find that a tough question at all. I have no problem believing in something that I can't process, thus I have no problem believing that God exists outside of Time. He doesn't have a beginn...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-23 01:47:39
You're right, the watchmaker theory is my main "proof" for God. I see order and design, I assume there's a designer. I understand that most people will dispute it as a proof since they be...
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-19 09:54:39
1. Creation makes more sense if there's a creator. 2. No, just the opposite. He is unchanging. 3a. Pointless to ask why. 3b. Some "suffering" is a direct result of our sin. God is not ...
Alternate Economic System Concept - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-19 03:37:20
This is basically what the Soviets did with entire regions. It had the added bonus of ensuring that many regions would lack the means to rise up in violent protest, and ensured that when the whole sys...
Happy Birthday Thread - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-18 00:29:31
Happy Birthday! For your birthday I got you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ2qjIScRiw Haha!
Terrorism reporting bias - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-14 10:28:20
Bias sells papers so yes I think almost all media deliberately use bias when reporting.
New Years Tournament Final - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-12 04:54:53
That's your fault. I just copied and pasted the resolution from the first post where you put it. All good, I'm sure everyone will know what we mean.
New Years Tournament Final - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-09 03:18:15
Guys, I knew that I was going to be busy once February hit. That's why I arranged to do this with JMK rather than by myself. I've had a look at this resolution to see how much personal investment...
Forfeits - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-09 03:04:16
Is the rate on the rise? I hadn't noticed. Seemed to be about normal. I definitely hate how many forfeits we do get, but it doesn't seem to be any more or less than there are on any other site.
The Greatest Philosophical Problem of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-05 12:13:09
^ plus one on what he said. @admin maybe it's a kiwi thing? We just have less going on in our heads?
The Greatest Philosophical Problem of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-05 05:46:17
Given my world view, my observation is that people generally like to think they are more complex than they actually are. This behaviour usually peaks during the late teens, but often progresses right ...
The Greatest Philosophical Problem of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-04 03:49:31
Hmmm, this is some serious navel gazing stuff here... I think that surely it's pretty simple? (Most things are) The Individual perspective exists because we are Individuals. By this I mean we ...
New Years Tournament Final - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-02 22:12:05
Actually the original deal was that JMK was going to pick up our second round... @JohnMaynardKeynes are you still cool with this?
Hangman - Posted by nzlockie 2015-02-02 05:20:56
Could be a bunch but as there is only one guess... BLOWING?
Hangman - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-30 00:00:05
Do standard rules apply about no foreign word, no proper nouns, etc etc?
Proposal: Changing Pro and Con - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-28 19:18:39
You like making words longer huh... I say pro and con all the time.
Sovereignty Support - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-28 05:43:47
Yeah I think you have to be careful with making large moves when it comes to supporting independence. 300 is only a fraction of the number of groups that could potentially advocate for an independent ...
Sovereignty Support - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-27 05:10:43
Oh also, I feel pretty strongly that the Falklands should remain British.
Sovereignty Support - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-27 05:09:33
I'm not sure how you've arrived at this list? From my understanding, many of these places don't really have a strong separatist movement? Anyway, I generally favour the majority local decision when...
Looking ahead... - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-26 18:17:25
When I'm in a debate but it's not my turn to post, I wish I could still access my argument writing screen. I travel a lot and often have to fit debates into short windows of time. I often wish that ...
Denying Oneself - by Robert E Lee - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-26 04:21:34
I think that generally, reading motives into an action after the fact can be a sometimes dangerous and usually pointless exercise. It's just speculation, in this case, from a biased party. If we wer...
Proposal: Ending Drama - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-18 19:28:11
Flattered, (?) but I don't think this site needs another mod at this stage. If moderators are to act as parents as you suggest, there's a simple concept of parenting that applies here. It's called, ...
Oxford Commas - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-16 11:06:17
Yeah I noticed that. I didn't think I had done that but I couldn't remember and assumed it might have been accidental.
Oxford Commas - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-16 05:18:18
@Haha we were just talking about them! I'll admit that I didn't know what they were before but now that I do, I'm a big fan. Yes they make it much more obvious.
New feature: Tagging - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-16 05:15:28
@admin that is VERY cool!
2015 New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-15 09:29:18
First debate finished. Hey we didn't hear what the story is with judging? Would I be right in assuming we can't vote on eachother's debates?
Edeb8 Tournament Matchings - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-10 05:31:47
Give him a bye to the final. He can be like the boss you have to defeat at the end of the level.
Something I encourage others to do - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-08 05:34:12
Plus it's cool.
Edeb8 Tournament Matchings - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-07 19:31:30
It's just two rounds of knock out. Short and sweet. Win your first round and you're through.
Edeb8 Tournament Matchings - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-07 10:21:11
Spare a thought for me and JMK! The round has already started and we haven't even come up with a kick-ass team name yet! Actually I just thought of one... What about, "JMKick-ass"?! I ...
Site Design - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-07 10:14:24
I like all of it. Happy to see that the "Arguably the best" stayed as well!
Political Scenario - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-07 02:45:29
That was an easy one!
Political Scenario - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-07 02:45:08
No.
7 Warnings You Shouldn’t Ignore Playing QuizUp - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-06 04:41:37
You know your website has made it when you start to attract spammers...
Advance Date for New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-06 03:40:24
JMK and I have agreed to do this thing as a tag-team. I'll be doing the first round and, assuming we make it, he'll pick it up in the second round. The only thing is, I am leaving in just under a ...
Advance Date for New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-06 01:17:06
That's cool with me, although when I read JMK's comment it sounds like it was the second round he wasn't sure about?
Advance Date for New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-06 00:40:55
Pair me up against Admin in the first round, that way I'm guaranteed to not make the second! Haha jk, I'd smash him. ;) Happy to roll with whatever. White flame might like to take my place inst...
Advance Date for New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-05 21:15:12
I'm away between Jan 13th and Jan 25th. I probably won't be able to do much during that time. Should be good after that though. If this interferes with anyone else, than I'm also happy for someone e...
2015 New Years Tournament - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-05 06:30:26
OK, I'm in.
Debate - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-04 07:37:12
A tautology is not debatable.
Awesome music thread 2 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-03 04:59:23
Awesome on a number of levels! http://youtu.be/vGuPoh4qqj8
Edeb8 Member Awards 2014 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-03 01:41:12
Hahahaha - well I certainly am the best AT THAT!
Edeb8 Member Awards 2014 - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-02 08:34:03
Haha nice one. I appreciate the sentiment but decline to accept my award on the grounds that Admin deserves it more. Thanks for a great year everyone! My favourite was our strong team effort in ...
Monarchies - Posted by nzlockie 2015-01-01 10:32:32
I just like them better. I feel like I know why but it's hard to explain why to people who haven't experienced it. (Sorry that sounds douchie) Hey Krit, you live in a Monarchy... Is it the same for...
War - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-31 23:58:22
I'm a fan of learning from history. Almost every individual who has been personally involved in War throughout history has said it was terrible, wasteful and pointless. This makes me pretty confident ...
Rate this heading font - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-29 10:47:21
I like today's font as well.
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-29 06:00:29
Haha - yeah I'd guessed you were probably from Brasilia based on that. I'd be keen to see your alternate flags for NZ and Oz... what motivates a guy from Brazil to redesign NZ and Australia's flags?
Rarely Seen Words - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-27 11:08:46
My mum says pastiche, (although, not often) but I can honestly say that I have never seen either of the other two words.
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-27 11:01:34
Actually having recently experienced yet more of your country outside of the beaten track, id have to agree with you. Kentucky was positively excellent, despite being very cold. I was working with a...
Rarely Seen Words - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-27 00:35:33
Haha, I must live in a nerdy family, that's not an uncommon word at all over here!
Idea for winner-deciding rule change - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-26 07:17:29
I'm good with tied decisions resulting in a loss for me. Tbh, my win-loss means very little to me. Im mostly interested in hearing how my argument was interpreted. The main thing that bugs me in jud...
How was your Christmas? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-26 07:11:42
#summerchristmasftw
How was your Christmas? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-26 07:11:09
Cracker day today though!
Rarely Seen Words - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-25 23:47:52
Yclept
How was your Christmas? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-25 23:43:50
Shelley bought me the board game Puerto Rico. I'm looking forward to playing it. It wasa nice day in Hawkes bay when we left, but we're on the other side of the island now and it's not as nice, althou...
Idea for winner-deciding rule change - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-25 23:39:52
I like no ties. If Pro is not negated, then they SHOULD win. That being said, I see no problem with your proposal.
Euthanasia - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-24 02:59:21
Because killing people is pretty much unanimously regarded as a negative thing.
English nation titles are incorrect - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-18 00:32:04
Ivory coast got kicked out maybe 20 years ago. You will struggle to find any official reference to that term any more. UN, Olympics, Miss World... Etc
English nation titles are incorrect - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-17 16:03:42
Used to be called Ivory Coast. Now you'll find its called Cote d'Ivoire by everyone.
The Real Democracy - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-17 03:29:21
In other news, what country are you going to be living in soon, if not America?
English nation titles are incorrect - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-17 03:27:04
I 100% agree with Admin on this one, most languages have a name for the various countries. The older the relationship with said country, the more likely it is that the name mirrors the "native&qu...
Question for Edeb8 members - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-17 03:15:47
Yes.
Last Comment Wins: Christmas Edition - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-16 18:21:01
Oops, that wasn't a reply to krit, that was a reply to stag's op
Last Comment Wins: Christmas Edition - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-16 18:19:47
You didn't specify a time zone. A decent percentage of this site is almost a day ahead of you, so which time zone is it?
Should Greenland be considered a continent? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-16 02:02:26
Europe and Asia are continents. You can contest their right to be if you like, but they are both accepted continents. @Imnotabench - I get that you don't HAVE to have a big population to be a cont...
Should Greenland be considered a continent? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-14 21:15:27
I'm against. We don't NEED another continent. This makes it change for change's sake, which I'm not a fan of. It doesn't have the population to demand it. It's geographical location is not distinc...
Criticism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-14 04:29:52
I'm with Admin on this. As with many things, the defining factor is not the critique itself, or the delivery, it's the motivation behind the person giving it. If their intention is to hurt, it'...
Rate this heading font - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-12 22:20:50
Today is December 13th. I rate THIS font as my favourite so far by a long margin. (I realise it's been up for a while, I haven't had a chance to post.)
FLAGS! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-06 02:17:17
Nah I'll be in Kentucky tomorrow, tonight I'm in Chicago.
FLAGS! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-06 01:10:03
Also you better watch it, I'm only a few hours drive from you right now... Don't think I won't come up there!
FLAGS! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-06 01:08:59
This flag definitely has more meaning than New Zealands current generic flag. Could you hear me bristling at this comment?
FLAGS! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-05 20:09:28
I think this is OK. I'm not a fan of the silver fern being used on our flag, is too hard to draw. I like the southern cross, although it's a shame THIS one has been redesigned so much. I prefer to...
White Christmas - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-02 21:52:46
Brrr. Now you educate yourself... https://www.google.com/search?q=white+christmas&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=9y9-VNzZD4WeyQT3xYK4Bg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1920&a...
Christmas Themed Debate - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-02 21:51:16
No you are. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L914gD9MUdQ/UqvklDV0_aI/AAAAAAAAP6g/G1Sdxf0Y4Uk/s1600/36-Christmas-in-July-177895771-resized-600.jpg.png
Christmas Themed Debate - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-02 04:48:35
Nope, BBQs and the Beach are a fundamental part of Christmas. So are Strawberries and getting sun burned. Why anyone would take cold and wet for a Holiday over hot and dry is beyond me.
Christmas Themed Debate - Posted by nzlockie 2014-12-02 03:08:09
Christmas is better in the Souther Hemisphere
Debate Challenge Advertisement Thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-30 11:06:32
That's not a new member, that's dtaylor972. Not sure why he's decided to register again and as a girl this time...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-28 01:22:18
Yeah nah you're right. I thought about that after I posted.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-28 00:04:38
Sneaky one! Along the same lines, you might want to check whether the name of a judge is revealed in the activity log in a debate where they are supposed to be hidden. As in, if you're my friend ...
Happy Thanksgiving - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-27 20:38:35
And Guy Fawkes!
Awesome music thread 2 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-27 03:26:20
Haha I meant to post this ages ago, you'll recognise the tune i think... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0d0qqGq4MU
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 21:38:24
We disagree here I'm afraid. I think one thing we CAN agree on is that if I were wanting to insult or be rude, I certainly could have done so in a much stronger manner. The fact that I didn't, coupl...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 19:31:10
I actually was being very deliberate when wording that comment. It was an observation, although my intent WAS to infer that often times Stalin can be a little childish with his comments. It was ...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 18:47:25
Stalin, sometimes you seem like you're about 16 or so, then there's times like this where you remind me of my 10 yr old niece, who's mildly autistic.
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 06:26:47
Lol, hope so.
Vouch for me (please!) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 04:35:47
oi - what happened to this award? Did we win?
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 03:29:05
Don't confuse Trademarks with Copyright here though! I can see why people would get frustrated with companies trademarking commonplace words - as has happened several times recently - but that's a ...
Topics I'd like to debate - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 03:23:10
Hey JMK - if you just copy and paste the parts of a previous post that you want to respond to, the site will automatically add the {quote} marks for you. Everything inside those markers will look like...
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 00:26:47
Actually, now you mention it, I remember you talking about this a while ago! I have one trip to Europe planned for May next year, but I'll hpefully book another one later in the year as well. It's ...
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-26 00:01:18
Cool - where you going? Work or pleasure?
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 23:59:58
Yeah the difference with the MS Office comparison is that the free alternatives are not breaching copyright. So there's no issue with that. With the textbooks you're basically saying, "It's t...
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 22:09:00
Locksmithing is a business. It's supply and demand. If there are less suppliers for a service or a needed commodity, cost to the consumer goes up, as does profit margin for the supplier. High profitab...
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 20:08:27
It's true that they're pretty awesome. I've wondered why I like flags so much. I think it's because I really like being able to "snapshot" things, by which I mean, condense all the meani...
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 19:24:28
I hear you, and I accept that this is the norm these days - especially when it comes to the Arts. However, I most definitely disagree with it for the reasons stated above. I think that once this cu...
Whoop! Who's coming? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 19:13:47
Just sent in my "expression of interest"! Pretty exciting! This'll be my first one! http://www.icv26.com.au/index.html
Copyrights - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 18:53:31
Sorry, I actually meant to reply to this ages ago... I just forgot. I feel pretty strongly about this one. I think Copyrights absolutely still matter, they're still relevant and they should most de...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-25 02:56:53
The threads automatically close, but it's not until about 3 months after the last post. Each time someone posts, including magical Rebekah, the timer resets. The best way to get the last post on a ...
From somewhere random - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-23 21:44:51
As a keen Flag guy, I've always been attracted to the Gambia. It's one of a very small group of countries that have water represented by a colour on their flag and the only one I can think of where th...
Quantity vs quality - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-23 21:16:24
Like anything, there will be exceptions, but I'd say that in general, the quality of your arguments is infinitely more important than the quantity of them. One classic exception to this would be t...
From somewhere random - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-22 18:33:38
"Tangata Whenua" bro, you should look it up. In fact, maybe NZ would be an appropriate country for you to research for this thread, since this is not the first time you've demonstrated t...
From somewhere random - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-18 01:03:14
Yeah it was pretty fun. Nice idea.
From somewhere random - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 23:29:47
Ok so I just spent a little time reading up on the news in Belize. Turns out most of the breaking news stories for the last month are people getting killed. Mostly men and mostly being shot in the...
Your favorite kind of topic - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 23:18:12
I'm pretty easy, except I rarely enjoy current affairs political type debates. It's too much like actual arguing.
REQUEST FOR NZLOCKIE - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 23:11:23
OK Kids, I've re-worded my judgement. Please note that the rules state no sources are allowed. This is different to no evidence. You can still support your statement with evidence, you just can't ...
Rate this heading font - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 05:54:05
I like this one.
REQUEST FOR NZLOCKIE - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 05:53:26
OK, looks like I can't withdraw it, I can only edit it. Leave it with me and I promise I'll change it before judging is over. Sorry again.
REQUEST FOR NZLOCKIE - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 05:48:38
Fair call, I'll withdraw it. Sorry about that! If I have time, I'll reevaluate it if you like.
From somewhere random - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 01:40:00
I follow the current events of nearly any country. I could probably give you a load of information on every country except those little island countries with 10,000-100,000 people. You can't make a...
Leader Reply Rounds - Future Rules of Conduct - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 01:33:49
This kind of conduct has been asked about and answered. The end result was that anything was permissable, although certain Judges, (myself most definitely included) would frown upon new arguments ...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 01:30:22
On Hidden debates, the debaters are revealed, (or at least one of them is) as soon as someone votes for them.
Rate this heading font - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-17 00:38:30
I prefer Sans-serif fonts.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-12 02:58:34
http://www.edeb8.com/debate/God+is+Not+Good/#votes On the judging screen, both "hidden" debaters are revealed.
Should concessions be accepted - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-10 04:16:00
I hate concessions only a little less than I hate forfeits. In my opinion, a concession is made to your opponent, not to the judges. By that reasoning, if you're opponent accepts the concession, the ...
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 18:05:36
Just resurrecting this topic. Still very keen to get a good team debate going. Ideally we're looking for two less experienced people. This will be a great way for you to get to know the site and...
Coaches - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 03:26:02
Don't know if I feel qualified.
New Members Thread: Welcome to EDEB8.com! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 03:25:10
http://www.edeb8.com/forum/Community/764 We're going to take a random topic from the pool. None of us will know what it is until the debate starts, which can be intimidating for some - but like i s...
Jifpop09 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 00:17:53
Haha sorry bro. Sometimes I think edeb8 is like the French foreign Legion. .. A refuge for people trying to reinvent themselves.
Jifpop09 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 00:14:39
Hey Seb, jifpop is the guy you were just talking to. His current name is Plutarch but don't get used to it, it'll change in a couple weeks.
New Members Thread: Welcome to EDEB8.com! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-09 00:11:30
Hey Seb, welcome. Hey you should join our team debate. I'd be a nice soft way for you to learn how debate on this site goes since you'll have two other people able to help you. Let me know if you...
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-06 23:58:36
All good. I'm heading away again today for another week, but this time it's just national so internet shouldn't be much of a problem. Let Stalin know the whole point of the team debate is that you...
New Update - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-05 10:46:27
Ooo cool!
Everyone Loves Alex from Target - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-04 19:12:01
Please no AMAs!
Free Reminder Notice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-03 02:03:14
Haha - USA gets the last laugh... http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/10694542/All-Blacks-called-Aussie-by-Chicago-newspaper
Ignoring the Affirmative's Arguments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-02 20:25:06
This reminds me of Poker, when you get those players that say, "If everybody played the way they were SUPPOSED to play, I'd win every time!"
Ignoring the Affirmative's Arguments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-02 20:21:42
There's been a lot of talk around lately on exactly what wins a debate. Given my lack of experience in formal debate I've been interested to follow this conversation but reluctant to voice an opinion....
BOP on this debate + Judging Resolution - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-02 08:08:17
I don't read it that way, it seems to argue that pre-emptive strike would be justified, not that a pre-emptive strike is needed now. In the realms of military conflict, the general consensus seems...
Free Reminder Notice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-11-02 04:06:04
74 - 6. Turns out the "greatest sporting nation on earth" might need to reevaluate their marketing of they decided to do a repeat of this game.
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 12:15:39
1. nzlockie 2. Admin 3. Legion (or whoever he's called at the time) 4. JMK 5. 6. If Stalin and Joepbr want these last two spots they need to speak up. Until then, it'd be great if any of th...
Halloween - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 07:21:10
Not a word of a lie, the first two trick or treater's to come to our door tonight? A Pirate AND Princess Frozen. #calledit
Earhart - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 04:59:31
And then THIS happened! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/amelia-earhart-plane-fragment-found_n_6069970.html
Flies - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 02:48:45
I've just made it to the start of the second round of a certain Vaccination debate and I'm taking a break. Some birds deliberately swoop low to the ground to stir up bugs and insects that may be s...
Most liked post wins - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 02:41:59
And yes, I saw the incorrect "their". Sorry about that everyone.
Most liked post wins - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 02:41:01
On Edeb8, when someone posts a reply to a previous post, you can click the name of the person their replying to and it will take to that specific post. This is cool and saves lots of quoting but is ol...
Halloween - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-31 00:03:37
Nobody is disputing the european origins of the original festival that it's based on, but you should understand that the Americanised version of Halloween is NOT a tradition in most of the world. By...
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-30 19:39:39
You can be a member of multiple teams, you just can't start multiple teams. We'll sort it out OK. Of we ever get the extra peeps we need...
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-29 20:23:29
I reckon the secret topic is just the easiest to do, but yes definitely some decent prep time. More people means it takes longer to strategize.
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-29 18:54:33
Cool! I'll add Joepbr once he comes in himself though. 1. nzlockie 2. Admin 3. Legion 4. 5. 6.
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-29 18:25:58
Consider it done! You heard the man purple, let's go! Sign ups!
Team Debate signups - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-29 10:16:20
We are going to do a proper team debate on edeb8. I was taking signups in the shout box but it occurs to me that that probably wasn't the smartest idea. Here the plan: Four or six people. I'll ...
What's your guy's personality? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-28 05:12:16
Haha funny, Shelley and I did this yesterday from the same site! Coinkydink... I was an ISTJ.
Most liked post wins - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-28 03:52:33
This is a cool costume to buy my niece. http://photos.costume-works.com/full/baby-octopus.jpg
I was the first person to 1+ the forum. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-24 21:50:39
That seems appropriate.
Notice anything different about forum posts? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-24 19:55:58
I like it. It just saves all the short posts where all in doing is saying that I agree with the op.
review my massive essay - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-23 20:32:52
Congrats!
The true cost of trolling on edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-23 12:34:42
Look, I think this situation is exactly the same as the playground bully. We just have to ignore them. Eventually either, they'll get booted and go away or the site will close. The other thing is...
Free Reminder Notice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 19:41:26
Although, both the IRB and the All Blacks themselves have a major vested interest in making this game as competitive as possible. I don't think they'll go as far as letting the USA score a try, but I ...
Greatest movie of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 19:34:32
I'd probably have to agree with you there.
Free Reminder Notice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 19:03:03
VERY.
Greatest movie of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 10:05:20
Lot of good movies didn't make the cut there...
Greatest movie of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 10:03:43
Categories! I like it: Franchise: ROCKY, (2nd place: BBC Planet Earth Series.) Single Movie: My Girl, (2nd place: Leon) Animated Movie: Finding Nemo NZ Film: Boy Foreign Language: Amelie Hist...
Free Reminder Notice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 02:15:25
Just wanted to remind everyone that the mighty All Blacks will be playing the USA Eagles in a rare test match on American soil - not this weekend, but next. November 1st. Steve Hansen hasn't named...
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-21 01:50:28
Stratego! Haha I haven't played that in AGES! You're right that IS a fun game.
Greatest movie of all time - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 09:11:03
I think it's important for people to know at any given moment the answers to all life's BIG questions... Favourite artist, favourite number, who would you have dinner with etc etc. My favourite mo...
Edeb8's birthday upgrade - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 04:29:25
coolio.
Edeb8's birthday upgrade - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 02:58:45
So if I understand this correctly, at this stage this feature is basically like Skype, right? There's nothing to judge because nothing gets recorded and the judges can't watch the debate taking pl...
Legendary Music Thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 02:27:13
Who says you can't make a music video for less than $50? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2l6CPna4M
Why people act malicious on the internet? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 02:11:57
This is true.
Why people act malicious on the internet? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 02:08:06
Keyboard warriors. People with low self esteem welcome the chance to reinvent themselves on the Internet. People who are bullied in real life often aspire to be loud, strong and confident and th...
Community Expectations On Edeb8, my opinion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-20 02:02:17
I feel like most of this is covered in the ToS. (Which incidentally can be found at the bottom left of this page for any new users) I think being respectful of the site is something that is good ma...
Vouch for me (please!) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-19 23:13:27
Done. I forgot to sign it. You can add my name to the bottom if you like.
Vouch for me (please!) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-19 22:00:50
I'll write you something. Where do we send it?
The Gender Wars - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-19 19:25:24
Sorry mate, she's right. Conscious management is the exact definition of "control". There's no winner without a shooter in craps, but just because you throw the dice doesn't mean you contro...
Who Comes to EDEB? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-18 00:47:53
I'm sure it does. Like I said, I don't really go to DDO.
Who Comes to EDEB? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-18 00:17:24
OK. I don't really go to DDO so I don't know what they talk about. Whenever I do go there they seem to be swapping made-up stories about themselves and doing those ama things. My comment wasnt direc...
Who Comes to EDEB? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-17 23:42:14
I'd agree with that assessment although I'd contest the "weird" moniker. I don't think there's ever been any doubt about it actually. Edeb8 has always about the debate. If I wanted a soci...
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-16 20:41:37
In that case, I say vote away!
A message from ADOL - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-16 20:39:56
I agree ADOL was cool. He has some very clear ways of expressing his ideas which always makes him interesting to read - despite the fact that we disagree on several areas. Strongly. That being sai...
New Take on Iraqi Chemical Weapons - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-16 04:20:08
The USA should return to their policy of Isolationism?
Random Wikipedia Page Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-15 23:31:24
The French flag is probably the single most influential flags in the modern world. I would contest that resolution in a heartbeat except that I doubt anyone would take the PRO position.
In need of ideas... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-15 02:33:07
Whatever happened here? Did you invite anyone?
Debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 23:46:14
Great, this clears this up. Thanks!
Debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 23:01:16
New Question. I need to know the bullet points of how BP works as a debating style. Specifically, how it works on Edeb8. To preface, I read this wikipedia article on it. Which was useful but didn't ...
Bilingual Site - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 22:46:09
Like.
Edeb8 Tournament? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 22:19:51
Also, I would want to advertise this tournament here first, and then fill up the remaining slots with anyone from DDO that was interested. There would be no CX because I think that drags it on too...
Edeb8 Tournament? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 22:10:42
+1 (why don't we have "like" button?)
Edeb8 Tournament? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 22:06:10
I disagree. I think that there are a bunch of debaters who would be happy to debate if they were part of something structured, but otherwise will just drift in and drift out because they don't see any...
Edeb8 Tournament? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 20:19:55
I don't know what featured debates is. I like the idea of having a quick debate championship. I also like the idea of doing it around a theme. With the release of the ability to hide the debaters...
Edeb8's birthday upgrade - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 20:12:52
Pretty cool bro! My internet cap was reached this month so I've been dropped back to 1995 dial up speed for a couple of days. I'll help test it later.
Edeb8 Tournament? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-14 06:34:59
Anyone got any ideas how we could set up and run a little internal tourney? That might be fun...
Csareo's proposal for debate comments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-13 11:07:26
No need to respond on my account. I'm not that interested in continuing this discussion. I'm comfortable that we understand eachother's perspectives and I don't see anything to be gained by repeating ...
Csareo's proposal for debate comments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-13 04:04:17
On re-reading, it occurs to me that I've gotten sidetracked AGAIN. This thread is whether "Comments" should be changed to "Floor Discussion". Your contention is that simply cha...
Csareo's proposal for debate comments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-13 03:57:10
The other side is to do with the traps. That one is a little trickier to post an example simply, but suppose one were to present an argument that the starting domino was more important than a middle d...
Csareo's proposal for debate comments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-13 03:37:10
Disadvantage of having someone state an argument in the comments section while the debate is going on. Resolution: 2+2=4 PRO argues that two units added to two further units equals a sum total ...
Csareo's proposal for debate comments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-13 01:22:58
These are all the topics I've debated online, Edeb8 and DDO. "God" does not exist (CON) That nationalism has a damaging impact on society (CON) That there should be a legal age for usi...
Discussing Ongoing Debates in the Comment Section - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-12 10:44:26
Very well. Seems to fly in the face of several "debate etiquette" docs I found but I'll concede I don't have the weight of experience here. Since I was obviously in the wrong here, I apologi...
Discussing Ongoing Debates in the Comment Section - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-12 07:50:44
Wrong. In almost 75% of the debates ive accepted on this site, I'm arguing the side I DONT believe. I'm usually not confident my resolution is true at all. That's not the point. The point is that I'...
Discussing Ongoing Debates in the Comment Section - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-12 07:34:26
Look, I didn't want to get into this now but since your forcing it... When I debate, I take it very strategically. In that debate we only have three rounds and the first was only for constructive...
Discussing Ongoing Debates in the Comment Section - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-12 07:17:05
There is absolutely no question here. Comments that may influence either debaters argument should be reserved until AFTER the debate. This is competitive debate. In what world is it OK for non p...
New Debate Modes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 02:07:52
Sure im ok with that then. Are you saying that that is what's possible now? If so, doesn't that already meet your criteria?
New Debate Modes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 02:05:58
Yeah that doesn't change my opinion. I barely like debating internal laws in my own country, let alone a country I don't live in. Just not my bag. Happy to support it if others want it though.
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 01:57:59
Haha no worries, take your time...
New Debate Modes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 01:56:52
I like the blitz debate idea. I don't like the epic debate idea. Mostly because the facility is already there to create a debate so large that I will struggle to read it. I honestly would not want...
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 01:40:45
You going to post your first round in our debate? Its Saturday here and i could probably reply straight away...
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 01:34:40
They can definitely be drafted, same as anyone. The OP stated that they should be drafted FIRST, specifically because they would make better soldiers. He's wrong.
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 01:05:40
Football players are generally large. Size is generally a disadvantage in every type of military vehicle, from boats to tanks to planes. It also presents a large centre mass for opposing forces to sho...
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 00:57:36
Lucky for America!
When to Source - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 00:56:31
Wait whiteflame, using your China example, I get that the first instance scores lower than the second one. The guy has done nothing to explain WHY he is making these assertions. However in your se...
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-11 00:47:20
Sigh. Oh America.
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 23:44:30
* drafting
In times of war... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 23:43:41
Refer to this debate: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Gridiron+Football+is+better+than+Rugby+Football/ If it's a superior physical and mental specimen you're after, the USA would do far better dragging...
When to Source - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 23:34:47
Still liking this thread, thanks! My feeling is that sources should only be used to confirm the validity of an argument. They should not be used to actually MAKE that argument. In other words, m...
Who am I? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 19:32:04
Agreed. I had my suspicions aroused when some of your comments indicated you had been an active member on here before, so I looked into it. I was pretty sure you were who I thought you were, but t...
Csareo's "Initiative One" Submission: whiteflame - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 19:21:19
This looks pretty good. The only area I'd like clarification on is "debaters who dominate cross examination" - personally, I think this is a good thing, but even if you disagree, I think its...
EDEB8 Groups: Advertise Here - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-10 05:55:17
The God Squad As with all bible thumpers we mostly just sit around judging you all! Want to feel better about yourself than you are probably entitled to feel? Join the club! Actually we have a...
Ban - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-09 23:06:08
Pretty sure RM is not actually the first person banned. Hopefully he's the last though. This site doesn't need this kind of drama.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-09 19:52:09
(Clarification: that last comment obviously only applies to drafter's suggestion)
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-09 19:50:52
You're right, it is. When you're doing it, if it's possible, it d be cool if there was something that indicated how many people had already voted. That would make it clear to new comers that people WE...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-09 19:29:23
+1 on this post.
4Chan users on edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-08 17:14:14
Mate that does not surprise me. People who think that abuse is the way to help others are almost always abused themselves. When you grow up I hope you see the error of your ways. In the meantime...
4Chan users on edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-08 17:03:29
Disagree. Nobody enjoys being bullied. If you think that bullying someone does them a favour by building them up then I genuinely feel sorry for you.
How old is this site? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-07 20:02:10
Funny you ask, we are just coming up to our first birthday this week actually!
My vision for Edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-05 20:41:09
I think the primary thing you can do is to continue to provide a platform where this type of interaction can take place. 1. Keep Edeb8 free of Polls and Opinions - which, based on DDO and CreateDeb...
My vision for Edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-05 05:18:10
Thanks for the compliment! I would definitely not consider being anyone coach at this stage as the only time I've done debate was when we did it at high school as part of our English ciriculum. I join...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-04 13:30:21
Way to ignore the pages of non stop RM ramblings there!
public urinating should be totally legal. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-04 09:43:27
Fun fact, (which I'm sure you all already know) Technically, the term "third world" has less to do with wealth and toilet access and is purely used to reference political alignment. FI...
The answer to why haven't I been on for a longtime - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-04 09:33:39
Hey Pink, like Lars said, hang in there mate. If it is any consolation, we have (almost) all been there before. I know what you're going through and I can tell you, it gets definitely better. I ...
Official Divergent Faction Test - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-03 19:05:59
http://i.imgur.com/eYAcexp.jpg That test was silly.
Official HP sorting quiz (JK Rowling approves) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-03 18:04:13
I don't even know what they mean. I never got into harry potter.
Official HP sorting quiz (JK Rowling approves) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-03 11:53:20
[url=http://www.gotoquiz.com/pottermore_sorting_hat_quiz_2]Pottermore Sorting Hat Quiz[/url] Your Result: Gryffindor Congratulations! Welcome to GRYFFINDOR HOUSE. Our emblem is the lion, the bravest...
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 11:35:04
Bonus points for getting all of them.
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 11:33:56
Winter, Spring, Summer Or Fall, all you have to do Is call I'll be there.
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 11:18:42
Oh hang on. Apparently the whole 17 syllable thing is not really that important. You're allowed more or less than that. The 7-5-7 thing is just a convention, but people quite often break it. You als...
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 11:14:55
My sister in law is Japanese. She hasn't heard of your haiku but translated to Japanese it has way more than seven syllables in that second line.
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 03:12:42
I pass on with the ri-sing sun = 8 syllables? Translated to Japanese it has even more?
More Random Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-02 01:38:12
Always a fan of more topics in the pool. I have to say I do like the fact that almost all of the existing pool has come from the worlds. It gives me the confidence that regardless of how it looks,...
When to Source - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-01 23:11:17
I'm very interested to hear a reply on this. Not knowing any better, I tend to only source according to the criteria you've put here, except that I'd add, Rebuttal into it as well. If my opponent ma...
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-10-01 21:26:25
I don't really get What makes a Haiku clever They don't even rhyme
Haiku thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-28 22:24:09
"Haikus are easy But sometimes they don't make sense Refrigerator"
200 members!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-28 22:21:45
Hey bro, your rep proceeds you - I'm hoping for some awesome judging from you! On a serious note, improving the quality of debate IS something we specifically want to do here and I've seen your wo...
Why do people use this site? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-28 05:53:41
The spammers haven't found us yet. There's a nice sense of community which focuses on debate, and the bulk of the debate topics are not ones that I would choose myself, which I like.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 11:49:52
OK, I've been thinking about this for some time, and reading the stuff in the shoutbox about csareo wanting to have an alternate account and what not, got me thinking that note is the time to bring it...
WODC PRIZEGIVING/RESULTS - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 11:22:39
Thanks darl. Nearly had it too! If it weren't for a certain vote bomb... ;) Nice work admin, nice work everyone. Good luck to the finalists!
Satire - clever or veiled bigotry? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 06:18:31
I think family guy and Simpsons are satirical on VERY RARE occasions Satire should always have a point, making light of a stereotype is not making a point.
Satire - clever or veiled bigotry? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:44:26
I also have to say, (and Shelley will back me up on this) he NAILS Jonah Takaloa! I know 100 kids JUST like him. It's uncanny.
Satire - clever or veiled bigotry? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:42:53
Those in the know will have spotted that my avatar is Australian Satire genius, Chris Lilley. He's portraying one-hit wonder formula rapper - S.Mouse. http://theconversation.com/mockumentarys-beaut...
Police shoot man at gas station - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:30:56
http://www.nottinghampost.com/pregnant-women-wee-policeman-s-helmet/story-12180608-detail/story.html Nope, it's true.
"Just following orders" - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:30:25
What do we think about this defense? Obviously I'm referring to the concept that individual man is forgiven carrying out immoral and/or illegal actions if he was only following orders. Is there ...
Police shoot man at gas station - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:26:33
Fun Fact: In the UK the cops wear those tall helmets. There's a law that states that if a Prenant lady asks to use one of them as an emergency toilet, the Police officer has to let her. True story...
Police shoot man at gas station - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-27 00:20:42
What's up with THIS America? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux17aho5CSM Aside from the obvious: 1. How does he shoot AT A GAS STATION?! 2. How does he shoot FOUR times from about a metre away ...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-26 07:00:52
Done. For extra credit, I've left a message for csareo to alter the message as well, in case it's a team debate thing.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-26 06:37:03
No worries. What do you need?
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 20:16:15
All of the text that I wrote was gone. I left the page for a couple of minutes to ensure it saved. Then I left the page and logged back in a couple times over the next 15 minutes. The text was the...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 20:02:04
This was what I wrote when the csareo effect happened to me: Also, you'll be happy to know, I wrote a bunch of text in there and despite it saving, it disappeared a few hours later. You're not crazy...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 19:44:33
Your quote is the current draft. As in, what's left of csareo's eight paragraphs and then the rest line I inserted. It's not the extra text that I typed first though.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 10:22:30
Also, you'll be happy to know, I wrote a bunch of text in there and despite it saving, it disappeared a few hours later. You're not crazy, there some sort of bug in there...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 10:19:53
I can help, I just can't submit an argument. In future team debates, you want to set it up so each member takes a separate round.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 03:02:12
Just a turn to post notification.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 02:49:01
Sure: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/That+the+Queen+of+England+should+resign%5Cn/
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 02:47:14
Quick little minor request - would it be possible to be able to construct an argument while it is not your turn to post? ie. You can start putting it together but the submit button doesn't activate ...
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 02:43:39
Quick little unimportant bug - I just got a notification saying it was my turn to post in a debate when in reality the debate had just entered prep time.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 02:32:54
Oh wicked! That looks like a really good way of handling it. Obviously since this debate is only one round it'll just be the one member from each team submitting. Very cool though.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 02:29:54
What does "involved" mean? I'm part of the team doing the debating, I can log in and edit the excellent argument we're crafting - does that constitute "involved"?
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-25 01:31:42
I signed into his argument and typed something. It saved as per normal. Unless he copied and pasted his argument from an outside source, and then exited really fast, I can't see how it's happened....
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-24 20:57:17
I've tested this feature pretty extensively. The only time I've found this to be the case is when I've typed it on one browser ( eg IE) and then reopened it in a different one. (Eg Chrome) Invariab...
Sweeping Old Debates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-24 00:11:00
I'm generally a fan of this idea. I know we've made some slight tweaks to the system in the past to try and address this issue, and I feel they have worked, but it can't hurt to see if we can clean th...
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-21 22:38:12
Interesting. If I was pushed I think I would tie NZ Voter apathy to a shift the availability of information and the bias of news media agencies. As the computer age has grown, information is mor...
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-21 20:50:10
96 was my first election, that was the first MMP one. Since then, I've voted for six different parties! Classic swing voter...
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-21 20:43:58
It's not great is it! What can we blame the decline on?
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-21 07:02:26
Huh? I've already done five rounds! CJK Krit Krit (bye) Arc Arc
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-21 01:30:25
That's more accurate than mine! I got mine from some news agency, stuff.co.nz or somewhere like that. Consider them retracted.
OFFICIAL BUG THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-20 18:55:59
What are you changing it to? Post your picture here.
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-20 18:48:30
3,096,247 enrolled voters. 2,366,692 votes. That's a 76% turnout.
My country has an election tomorrow - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-20 12:29:34
Sound like there was a better turnout this though.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-14 03:30:36
Haha touche.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-14 01:57:55
Pinkie dominates this game.
Invictus games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-13 03:25:21
They've always been very good. Lithuania will be VERY disappointed to have lost so heavily to the USA the other day.
Invictus games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-13 02:37:38
No contest here, although it'd be different if it weren't just restricted to combat troops. For the record, I'd say almost every sport is going to come down to USA and the UK.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 20:05:14
I request a forum topic "post your unvoted debates here". my debate still needs voats! Also, we have a judge button. I also plan to vote on your debate, since I check that button pretty ...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 19:59:42
So many spelling mistakes. Naturally, I blame auto correct.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 19:57:27
As a site that relies on person to person interaction, I agree that more people is a bonus, however, I don't agree that we should introduce features to attract them here which are aimed at the social ...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 11:14:28
Also, I reckon you should default that setting to on.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 11:08:30
Great move! Done! Now EVERYONE can back in the glory of our nation's flag! Until National change it... :(
Does the Godel Theorem Work? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-12 00:47:28
Your computer program is stupid. Someone tell me if I'm wrong. ;)
Take the header-color poll! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-10 05:50:01
No problem Miss Rebekah. I should also point out that "Phillips" has two L's. The single L Philips is a dodgy Dutch company who tried to piggyback off the excellent reputation my two-L'd a...
Take the header-color poll! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-09 23:02:22
It's going by where your internet connection happens to be routered through. When Shel and I vote, it says we're in Auckland!
World Online Debate Cup 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-09 02:01:25
No duh... I just chose the top four signups from each site for this year's one. Obviously the real event would be made up of whoever wanted to participate.
World Online Debate Cup 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-09 01:20:55
One of the problems that I've seen may be related to that. I've noticed a distinct sense of apathy, with people forfeiting, conceding or taking way too long to decide on a topic and then to post their...
World Online Debate Cup 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-08 21:00:12
Reviving this thread in the hopes of getting more feedback... I really hope something can be done about the knockout aspect. In 5 rounds, I've only faced three opponents. And I've had one actual se...
Awesome photos thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-08 20:50:04
I'll do Hawkes Bay - the province where I live! http://i.imgur.com/aW3ewgq.gif http://i.imgur.com/cS2ZJ8b.jpg This is a shot taken of the Tukituki river valley from TeMata Peak. Hawkes Bay is lar...
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-08 05:52:21
Well I quite like the look of my NZ Flag background, so I'd like that to be there. I like my complimentary header colours and if I had the choice, I'd change the fonts of the various headings and text...
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-08 03:25:04
Exactly what are you planning on using this font on - the logo? The entire header bar? The headings within Edeb8? The actual posts themselves? Personally I haven't heard too many people complain ab...
Gambling - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 21:37:00
Shouldn't really matter since you're so much better...
Gambling - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 21:06:27
Then after that you should debate seashell. Then after that you should debate ADOL. Then after that you should debate Zschmoll.
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 10:40:29
This time! Background 1: http://i.imgur.com/cKNiFLZ.jpg Background 2: http://i.imgur.com/RCd79Q8.jpg
most creative charity petitioning ever? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 07:36:53
It REALLY was!
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 07:35:29
Admin can you see the two pics I posted above? I copied the link from my dropbox but it doesn't appear on my screen. Is there an alternate way to post an image than a url link? Will THIS work? ...
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 07:31:26
Maybe this? https://www.dropbox.com/s/67zh3qlyi9ajs2h/background1.jpg?dl=0
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 07:28:09
Here's background 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/67zh3qlyi9ajs2h/background1.jpg
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 07:23:53
OK two things: 1. Can we make the background image tile? That way I can use small pattern type gifs. 2. You realise that sooner or later you're going to have to create something that let's us mix a...
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-06 03:17:53
Even though I think the black-orange looks the best, I agree that it is to similar to DDO. I think either the blue or the green look fresher than the teal though. I think for now I've settled on the ...
Pimp my edeb8 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 12:48:32
Very cool. I like black with orange, but the other two are cool too. I'll play with a bit more tomorrow!
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 12:00:42
Sorry, no change. Deleted cookies to be sure.
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 10:27:46
Don't stress though, it's no biggie. In fact I think it's always done it. I just noticed it more because of the new colour.
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 10:20:27
It does?
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 10:18:01
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h43cqaky8x8ycr/Screenshot_2014-09-05-22-13-55.png
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 10:16:35
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h43cqaky8x8ycr/Screenshot_2014-09-05-22-13-55.png?dl=0
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 09:06:16
OK, here something interesting. When I load a page it changes. The font is small and fits WHILE the page is loading, and then as soon as it's loaded the font jumps up in size. Maybe check the font c...
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 08:58:40
Sorry, no dice. Want a screen shot? It's not a big deal... Just checked, looks good on my Samsung phone and on the iPad.
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 06:21:18
Nexus 7. I'm using chrome.
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 05:32:46
I like it. On my tablet the coloured header block is not wide enough, as in, "profiles", "settings" and "log out" over lap the bottom edge. Makes it look a bit messy. On ...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 02:23:37
Official Boundary Pusher pushing boundaries like a boss. Making the site rules clearer for everyone. Carry on OBP!
What justifies the use of force? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-05 00:46:58
OMG worse typo ever fix it somebody! radical radical! I lolled.
HELP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-04 01:49:59
But the very special Edeb8 rule is... you're not allowed to go crazy with it and start doing massive long quotes like on DDO.
HELP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-04 01:48:59
Like this
Is there a link between gun ownership and violence - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-03 20:37:15
Maybe it's time some of those countries started learning something from the successes of smaller countries like NZ.
Is there a link between gun ownership and violence - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-03 03:21:06
Sorry, when I was speaking about, "My American mates..." - I wasn't talking about you. I travel to the States frequently and I have a lot of friends there. Because of the job we're in, in ca...
Is there a link between gun ownership and violence - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-03 02:15:27
Suck it up princess. You think violent crime doesn't happen in small countries? Up until a few years ago the suburb I live held the dubious honour of being the record holder for the most cops kille...
HELP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-03 01:59:51
Cool - I'm an expert now?
Is there a link between gun ownership and violence - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 23:05:44
On that note, just think about it. You go round to your mate's place. He says, he let's go down to the park and feed the ducks. You say cool, I love ducks. Then as you're leaving he grabs a knife ...
Is there a link between gun ownership and violence - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 23:00:33
My contention is that YES there can be. (And in the USA's case, there is.) In the country there are farms. Farms require guns for a range of legitimate reasons that don't include shooting them at p...
HELP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 20:50:29
Oops. Don't use speech marks when doing a colour!
HELP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 20:49:36
It's all good. We were all new at some point! There are lots of articles to explain how it works but to be honest, most of it is pretty self explanatory. Here a little tip for you! In the forum...
United States role in International Community - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 05:11:22
No, there are 1000 Russian militia. Russians are pretty passionate about defending "their" land, but it's not like Putin is pulling a Hitler here and saying "this great former Russian e...
Favorite Movie From Your Childhood - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-02 01:36:40
Yeah my childhood was a golden age for those kind of movies. The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth even ones like Karate Kid and more grown up ones like Princess Bride and Who framed Roger Rabbit.
Favorite Movie From Your Childhood - Posted by nzlockie 2014-09-01 11:36:40
Neverending Story.
New Dashboard - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-31 03:36:08
Agreed, I like it. Nice work Lars.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-31 03:34:57
On a quick side note, I like the formatting of the quoted text.nice work.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-30 19:16:46
A lot of good stuff. Nice work. I also like the new dashboard.
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-30 10:59:30
I'm thinking about this. I DO think the judging could be improved, and I agree with a lot of csareo's points. In fact, most of them. I'm not sure about the suggested implementation of them, that's t...
Is anyone up for some Fate? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-30 10:43:04
Cool! Let me know what you think!
Is anyone up for some Fate? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-28 00:22:15
How did I miss this post? PLEASE don't judge "I am Legend" by the Will Smith movie of the same name. It bares very little similarity to the book by Richard Mathesen and the single most im...
Site Redesign - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-27 03:10:37
I think so. Why don't you try a gradient? Or failing that, soften the header by adding a thin transitional colour to the bottom edge of it. Light Blue or Green would work. Orange could look ok as...
Which debate are you most proud of? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-27 03:02:57
* which I STILL can't do - thanks to DDO's stupid tech support.
Which debate are you most proud of? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-27 03:00:57
Well with the exception of three naff ones on DDO, which I've done so that I can vote there for the WODC*, ALL of my debates are listed here. I have a few favourites: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/s...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-25 06:04:55
Agreed, I hate those threads on DDO.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-24 21:54:33
I was. I fully realised I was taking the least popular side, but I geniunely thought I'd made a strong enough case both for the fact that Britain owns it now and for the fact that it should remain in ...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-24 08:30:27
Yep, got to say, that vote by spaceking was pretty disappointing. We both worked really hard on that topic and to have it decided like that doesn't really fill me with much enthusiasm to commit that m...
World Online Debate Cup 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-19 12:07:33
Re: your topics - I read that and I agree with you and your reasoning 100%. The topics are absolutely fine. There are some tricky ones, but I've yet to see one that couldn't be argued competently by e...
Land of the free - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-19 11:34:10
Point of order: Samoa is a country. Formerly known as Western Samoa, they are completely independent and are a country in every sense of the word. American Samoa is a completely different location...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-17 06:40:07
That comment, stops it from locking without you having the last post... I thought you might stop that now since you no longer have the last post in every locked thread?
World Online Debate Cup 2015 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-14 11:35:16
I know this one hasn't finished yet, but while the thoughts are fresh in my head, I thought I'd start a new thread to record them. Possible improvements 1. First two rounds should be for seeding...
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-14 02:47:51
We have been known to have the occasional Sheep over here, yes. I like Goats. My Mum has a couple of Alpacas too.
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-14 01:46:30
In the USA, that term only refers to the Northern states. Outside of the USA, unless we're feeling particularly politically correct, people who use the term at all use it to mean ALL Americans. I've a...
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-13 19:54:30
Again, we know what the term is. But for us we just call you all yanks. It's the same for most countries. Jaapies, limeys, poms...
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-13 10:01:50
Personally I don't think that its a case of the US being the centre of attention as such. In NZ and Australia we get a lot of TV from you guys, that'd account for a lot of it. Also i think it'd be f...
Notification Settings - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-13 05:49:41
Just tested it, very nice! Big improvement!
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-13 01:39:33
Would we class Ben Franklin as a scientist? Given the massive props he gets, I would have expected him to have contributed more to science. Thomas Edison is not really a scientist, but he's what ...
Most overrated Scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-12 22:37:03
After thinking about the other thread, who was the most over rated scientist in history?
Best scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-12 21:53:52
Based purely on Admin's convincing argument... +1 for Archimedes (Fairweather Johnson) Marconi mos'def did not invent the radio though, they already reversed that claim. Does it make a difference i...
Best scientist in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-12 04:43:53
+1 for Tesla.
Terrible Haircut Stories. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-10 03:15:55
Wow bro, that is a bad haircut.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-10 00:35:21
Oops, posted early. What I meant to say was that nobody wants to see forfeits. They suck. Obviously in a knockout tournament, the problem resolved itself, but in this style it's not as bad. Maybe ...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-10 00:31:28
I think it's fair that winning through forfeits is ranked lower, however, given that the points may factor quite heavily, it makes it unfortunate for someone who, through no fault of their own, happen...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-09 23:47:16
Rematch with me and krit!
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-09 22:02:12
Agreed. Maybe the scaling shouldn't apply to byes. It's tricky. I do think it's unfair that a forfeit effectively penalises the person who WAS willing to debate though. Maybe the person who forfeits...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-09 21:18:55
I got it from this: "if there are an odd number of debaters in the tournament overall, the lowest ranked debater in the tournament gets a bye for the round, that counts as a "home" win ...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-09 21:04:20
How come ajabi and I have zero points? Both of us had eligible people voting for us, and even if the argument was that our opponents conceded, shouldn't we both get at least five points for the bye?...
Language Mistakes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-09 00:17:56
It's just ink. We used to have a cassette with ink soaked ribbon in it. You could have four or five different colours. But obviously not in the same cassette.
Language Mistakes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 23:15:17
Well they first came out on typewriters. You could print in colour but only if you used a colour ribbon. So that meant the whole thing was in colour. I remember when they first came out on computers...
OFFICIAL FEATURE REQUEST THREAD - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 20:35:02
I like the fact there are unrated ones mixed in there.
Language Mistakes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 19:57:57
I remember what it was like when we were first able to print little pictures as a border like that. We all thought we were so flash.
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 08:22:17
*eye roll*
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 08:14:53
I have nothing to contribute, I'm just commenting as part of team kiwi. Hey maybe we should make a team!
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 02:53:00
The Stolen Generation. It's one of a couple of dark spots in our neighbor's history... http://www.nsdc.org.au/stolen-generations/history-of-the-stolen-generations/the-history-of-the-stolen-genera...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 02:08:43
true story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzT10MSgKtU
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 01:33:27
I know about the Jim Crow laws. Believe me, America's racism is pretty well publicised everywhere. At least you stopped short of actually forcibly removing an entire generation of children from th...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 01:09:13
Yeah that Mexican one was bad. All of them were bad. Pretty embarrassing to think those kinds of people somehow make it to adulthood and still think it's ok to act like that.
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 00:23:08
I got the reference. It's pretty famous. You're right, it IS different - my point was that I think there's more evidence to suggest that people are naturally favourable TOWARDS other cultures than A...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 00:08:49
Coming from a tourist country, I would also take issue with the idea that people are inherently xenophobic to other cultures. Obviously a lot of people are, but in MY experience, I don't think that's ...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-08 00:04:41
On a serious note, I remember seeing a pretty interesting doco on Racism a while back. Basically the guy was asking the question, "What IS Racism?" He interviewed a bunch of random people...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-07 23:55:05
I don't actually remember. I remember there was that Albanian kid that was badly burned. We sent him off to that cave. Then there was Bubblegum Pie and I don't remember much after that except that aft...
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-07 23:37:04
Didn't you watch the video? We cured it. It used to be a big problem down here but then we solved it through the power of song.
Racism and Ignorance in America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-07 10:24:37
We used to have racism in New Zealand, but then we cured it. http://youtu.be/X-jVAHAuiS4
Happy Sunday in New Zealand and a Epic Realization about Time and Epicness that I have Decided to Share with the Edeb8.com Community - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-06 02:33:34
It REALLY is. You would probably get a kick out of it, since I doubt there are tons of Parrots and Kangaroos hanging out in Washington - but after about a week of that, there's really not much else to...
Happy Sunday in New Zealand and a Epic Realization about Time and Epicness that I have Decided to Share with the Edeb8.com Community - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-05 20:06:36
Considering most of my travel is to Australia, there really isn't anything cool to see. Most of the time, im pretty boring. I'll look around a bit if I'm somewhere interesting, but mostly I don't ha...
Happy Sunday in New Zealand and a Epic Realization about Time and Epicness that I have Decided to Share with the Edeb8.com Community - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-05 02:49:18
I travel a lot. It probably averages every second week, although this year I'm trying to lump them together a bit more. Like next week I'm leaving for a 5 city trip. That would have been 3 trips nor...
SHOUT OUT: Shout out to the Awesome God Squad Group because it's empty with only three people in it! And a Shout Out to Mars Hill a super fun game that you can play in the God Squad Group! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 20:39:37
This shout out was pretty effective. Now we've almost doubled our members! I should make you Vice President of Recruiting. I'll get onto that Tangled thing as soon as my 9 year old girl costume co...
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 11:40:36
I accept that we're a little country and therefore I don't expect people from big countries to know much about our international identity, but I definitely think that foreign politicians would know us...
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 07:07:40
Sorry you kind of lost me there. I'm guessing your Canadian friends don't see themselves as having close ties to Britain any more... Is that it? I think a lot of people in the commonwealth fell the ...
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 06:52:54
I'm OK with people thinking we're a colony. I know we're not and most of the people you're talking about think that London is a country. I'd feel pretty comfortable that outside of the US, most pe...
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 06:02:08
So much fun having you on here darl.
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 05:38:10
Read it the first time bro!
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 04:45:26
My problem with the first method you've stated is that it kind of goes against the spirit of the debate. We entered into it on the understanding that he was not arguing causation. That why he posted t...
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 04:28:50
hmm. Ok, but correct me if I'm wrong but the best way for me to make that point would be to tear down his "good" submissions and defend his "bad" submissions, right? Maybe ev...
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 04:18:11
In his first round argument he says, "To clarify any confusion, I am NOT arguing that beards make communists better leaders. I am arguing that communists who happened to have beards tended to be ...
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 04:15:04
Hmmm - Are you sure? This is the actual resolution: For the purpose of this debate better will be defined as doing 'more good' and 'less bad'.My burden of proof is to show that bearded communists ...
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 03:57:46
No, the actual resolution is pretty clear. We're not arguing that it's the hair that makes one better than another. To win I need to show that there are more non-bearded Communist leaders that are n...
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 02:56:39
Any advice will be gladly accepted as will your condolences.
Impossible argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-04 02:55:53
Well it seems like I've stumbled into a completely undefeatable resolution: http://www.debate.org/debates/Bearded-communists-tend-to-be-better-than-non-bearded-communists/1/ That Bearded Communists ar...
More debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 06:02:29
Suck it up princess.
More debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 05:52:03
I know. 8)
SHOUT OUT: Shout out to the Awesome God Squad Group because it's empty with only three people in it! And a Shout Out to Mars Hill a super fun game that you can play in the God Squad Group! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 05:50:53
But accurate.
More debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 05:50:10
Get a better computer.
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 05:48:53
I'm a bit of a royalist, so I actually associate us as British entities as well. I don't think it's a bad thing.
SHOUT OUT: Shout out to the Awesome God Squad Group because it's empty with only three people in it! And a Shout Out to Mars Hill a super fun game that you can play in the God Squad Group! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 03:32:12
Just don't give her the Duck Song. She packs a sad at that one.
SHOUT OUT: Shout out to the Awesome God Squad Group because it's empty with only three people in it! And a Shout Out to Mars Hill a super fun game that you can play in the God Squad Group! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 02:57:42
Oh what, you FINALLY decided to finish your turn? Good I like that game.
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 02:46:40
Agreed! I actually think in most areas, kiwis and Canadians have more in common than kiwis and Aussies!
Happy Sunday in New Zealand and a Epic Realization about Time and Epicness that I have Decided to Share with the Edeb8.com Community - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-03 02:38:26
That's some pretty good detective work there admin! Time zones are the bane of my life! I regularly have Skype meetings with people from round the world and being from little old nz , it's always ...
Moral Dilemma - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-02 04:54:31
Were you expecting one?
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-02 04:53:14
That would make sense since you guys haven't been in the commonwealth for several hundred years...
A Question for the Atheists and Agnostics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-01 12:47:05
("What people". Say, "what people".)
Taboos in argument - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-01 12:45:23
I've thought about this myself. In several of my recent debates I've actually deleted whole sections because I felt that the examples I've used, while apt, would not have been received well. We had a ...
A Question for the Atheists and Agnostics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-08-01 06:56:14
Called it.
A Question for the Atheists and Agnostics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-30 18:18:48
I totally know what her next post is going to be...
The Gender Wars - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-30 00:45:44
I know. I was being Ironic.
Contribute to the resources section - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 18:59:58
Maybe move the resources to the forums as a new category. Make it so that only you can post in there. That'd make them very easy to find.
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 06:31:47
Not just you, I've actually had to remind myself they're on. Yeah the cycling team have really done a great job. Things are looking good for the Olympics!
NZ owns the commonwealth games - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 06:08:44
Great to see NZ getting a weight lifting gold medal today! How good is that!
Send somebody a friend request day - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 05:56:43
I've just friends you again. See if you get the notification this time.
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 05:47:31
I'm a pretty crazy guy...
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 04:54:25
lol - I'll remember that.
Moral Dilemma - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 02:53:44
With only a minimum of thought here I think I can state my position. In my world the motivations make a significant difference - so my position would be that the actions SHOULD take the intention in...
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-29 02:48:51
Pinkie, we've never met and I hardly know you but I think I can say with absolute certainty that I would KICK YOUR BEHIND at T2R. My yellow trains stretch from sea to shining sea. My passengers can...
Send somebody a friend request day - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-28 05:43:20
Oh nuts. That must be why then.
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-28 05:05:55
Haha! We had another T2R session yesterday and I'm pleased to report that I was able to add another win to the box. We also played this game, "Coup". It was pretty cool, except we play...
Send somebody a friend request day - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-28 04:59:58
I'm sad to report that Arc didn't want to be my friend. :( Friend Day sucked. When's Enemy Day?
most creative charity petitioning ever? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-28 04:54:42
Oh come on, this deserved way more comments that just me and Arcman! I know why, it's because you had to copy and paste the url right? ok here you go... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoM12JJnXl...
Best national anthem - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-28 04:14:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKynWhsY_-o Musically I find it really hard to go past South Africa. This particular version is also one of the best I've heard. Lyrically it's a little weak, so ...
More debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-27 05:26:13
Its a good question and definitely one of the parts about this whole exercise I enjoy the most. That's why I like taking the secret topics. Thus far I've been able to suck it up and state the argu...
Send somebody a friend request day - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-26 17:23:07
Pft easy. Done.
Debatewise and IDEA - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-25 03:04:46
Anybody here familiar with these two groups? LL mentioned in the shoutbox that they have run 2 online debate tournaments. The wikipedia page makes it sound like they were intersite but a closer ins...
most creative charity petitioning ever? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-23 22:49:05
So this happened the other day... http://lockerdome.com/fauxjohnmadden/6169893797101633/6816921123431956 Love it.
UFOs and science - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-23 20:52:20
Are we just ignoring the fact that doc has a favourite Neuroscientist?! I feel so inadequate...
Four Types of Criticism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-23 03:53:04
Well that's basically all I use it for, although I sometimes use the "active" users filter too...
Four Types of Criticism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-23 03:30:28
Stink! I use that user option all the time, it's the easiest way to see who's online.
MH17 through Russian eyes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-22 23:30:31
Also I read this a few days ago and the sentiment hasn't left me. I would sincerely hope to look at this kind of tragedy with the strength and maturity of this lady. Pretty inspiring in my opinion. ...
MH17 through Russian eyes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-22 22:50:15
Noticed this article this morning: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/10299192/Russians-fed-conspiracy-theories-on-MH17-crash It must take some serious resolve to attempt media spin like this in t...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-22 01:11:34
It's pretty hard but it's a good lesson in patience. I worked on one such algorithm that took about 4 years to crack! It was a good feeling to crack it though!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-22 01:09:02
Sorry, no set. The first digits are the unique serial numbers from each vehicle. There are a mix of models represented here and they're spread throughout the list. One of my issues is that I can't...
Four Types of Criticism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-20 23:58:05
I know, that's why I put it there. It was a good, constructive suggestion. The fact is that we already have one serves to illustrate the point that the most efficient way to give constructive fe...
Four Types of Criticism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-20 20:42:02
Although I'd add that for the criticism to be constructive, it helps if you know what the vision for the site is. Trying to recreate DDO was never part of the equation here. More members are always we...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-20 09:41:10
Neither have I! And I've been working on it for almost a year!
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-20 09:36:24
Nope. Doesn't meet the definitions. We have to draw the line someone and this is where. Sorry.
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-20 09:31:11
Couldn't find anything soccer related to take the last post on this thread huh?
Who is Krit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-19 23:44:14
Haha! I'm mclovin' this como already! Krit! Gird your loins son, your opponent is here!
Debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-19 06:19:42
That's helpful. I learned pretty early here that judges seem to prefer a negative side that presents a counter model, even when the resolution doesn't strictly require them to. It makes sense as I fin...
Debating advice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-19 03:19:24
As you know this formal debating type stuff is pretty new to me. We did it in High School, but that was a while ago and I don't really remember too much. I have a question for you more experienced one...
Some thoughts on CX rounds - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-16 20:12:53
I support all three ideas.
Radical religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-15 19:48:12
I agree with the above in broad strokes. Religion is the cause of this kind of violence in the same way that guns are the cause of violence. Basically I see people's sinful nature as the ultimate ca...
Liberalism - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-15 11:31:53
I agreed strongly with your point about "liberty" not meaning anything anymore. To say, "I believe in freedom" is pointless unless someone qualifies it, unless you're an extrem...
Radical religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-15 11:18:16
The American flag, like many national flags, should be hung with the stars in the upper left (as you face it) That section is referred to as the "hoist" and is traditionally reserved for t...
Radical religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-15 04:21:37
Damn. my bad again. Pushed submit twice.
Radical religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-15 04:20:40
MY biggest complaint about the american chick's picture is that she's hung the flag backwards. #Fail.
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-13 22:24:08
Germans take it out! I'm going to say that I reckon they played the better tournament too. Argentina were frustrating for me in that final. They LOOKED better with crisper passes but the Germans ju...
Help me test some clock stuff - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-13 07:20:02
Cool. I'll check Aussie for you sometime late next week.
Help me test some clock stuff - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-13 07:09:29
Is there any point me doing this? I'm still in nz. I'll be in oz next week if that helps...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-12 09:40:15
Unless they're playing England, kiwis never root for Australia. For the record, Germany should have this one. I'm picking 1-0.
Ayn Rand utopia? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-11 00:38:15
You can't deport nationals to a foreign country, at least not without that country's consent.
Happy independence day America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-10 20:26:50
The thing I like about this thread is that, after a light hearted, well-wishing opening, it quickly descended into an argument... Which is what TV teaches me thanksgiving is all about!
Csareo - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-09 01:41:42
I didn't think there was any assumption involved, he hadn't made any secret of the fact that both accounts were his. I was going to say something when I saw he'd voted on his own debate but then I sa...
Csareo - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-08 07:05:06
Busted bro.
Billion vs Billion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-08 07:01:37
No, you make no sense...
To The Top. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-08 06:49:32
I've been watching those. There were a couple that were about to shift over to locked status and I was wondering if you'd notice... Looks like you did!
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-07 20:44:11
Yes you should. I plan to just steal resolutions from edeb8's pool.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-07 20:39:35
So did you sign up?
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-07 20:36:33
I'd assumed it meant a recorded round. Admin says that most debates will still probably be text though. You just won't be able make the rounds 1 month apart...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-06 12:46:06
Well, I'd assumed that the reason for the video thing was largely because of meevsu, which only supports video. It begs the question of what happens of the final is done on the meevsu site... I'd ha...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-05 19:50:29
I got the same impression.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-05 19:50:24
I got the same impression.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-05 06:44:23
Totes. If this thing works out I can't see why a debate organization wouldn't want to support it. Hopefully it goes really well this year.
New topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 19:54:02
Um. Think I might have reported this post as spam. Oops. Sorry about that!
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 19:48:30
For next time, I reckon the contestants should be assigned their topics from a pool. Also, it'd be cool if this thing gets big enough to get a couple of official judges from real life to do the judg...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 02:37:31
There you go - done! Pinkie said she'd do it, so did Krit and I THINK doc did as well.
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 02:31:38
Coolio. Well I hope Edeb8 managed to scrounge up at least one other contestant, or else it might be a poor showing from us!
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 02:29:03
That could work, but I do hate skipping rounds. It should be ok. I just need to practice a video debate first to get the hang of uploading and downloading on the road. Is this thing being advertis...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 02:24:39
ok, well I just found out today that I'm heading away again leaving on the 20th so less than ideal, even if it wasn't video - but I'll still sign up anyway. We'll see how it goes. So the instructi...
World Online Debate Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-04 01:33:40
booo - what difference does it make if you're running it? You should enter as well!
Is anyone up for some Fate? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-03 10:55:48
Italics and proper use of capital letters would have made that last post much clearer. Also, I'm calling it, The Quiet Earthis the best post apocalyptic movie.
Is anyone up for some Fate? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-03 10:53:03
I like post apocalyptic movies and books. My favourite bit is the time immediately afterwards. I also tend to prefer disease being the killer, ala, the stand, I am legend, but I also like nuclear fall...
Word association - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-03 10:48:30
Candy
Gambling - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-03 10:47:06
I bet that Salmon debate will end in a forfeit.
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-01 11:37:11
I like risk too. Heard of Risk Legacy? Check THIS out! At first I was not impressed, but then the more I thought about, the more intrigued I was... http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/blog/post/retro...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-01 11:31:13
Managed to watch most of the Germany Algeria game today and I have to say, I think the Germans were a bit lucky there. Algeria played themselves into some very good positions, especially in the first ...
Awesome photos thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-01 11:21:48
I always like long exposure pics. This one is taken from New Zealand, where it is possible to see the celestial south pole - the point around which the entire night sky appears to revolve. http://ww...
Australs topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-07-01 06:40:44
In light of recent events, my wife suggested we do something on diplomatic immunity laws needing to be repealed.
For those too lazy to read debates... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-30 12:50:07
Damn forgot the link! Listen to this one: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/secret-topic-14/
For those too lazy to read debates... - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-30 12:49:15
BAHAHAHA this is epic! What a crack up. Great work again! Anyone considering a test run should listen to THIS scintillating debate. And don't be afraid to chuck a vote its way when you're finish...
Homepage layout - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-30 02:37:38
I like today's Homepage best of all. Not sure how long it's been this way as I've been accessing from my tablet over the last few days, but I like this one.
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-29 01:03:37
Uruguay loses to Columbia! Not a good start for you!
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 23:33:55
Also, *"... niave NOT to think..." Facepalm.
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 23:31:42
PS: I wasn't really leaving all that other stuff aside, I'm tabling all of it. ;)
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 23:30:40
OK, leaving aside the fact that having multiple parties to choose from doesn't negate one party gaining more than 50% of the vote and also leaving aside the fact that in a two party system its niave t...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 22:04:01
Right I got that. The only thing is that the SPIRIT of democracy is to provide a government that most accurately represents the will of the people as opposed to a single ruler or small group of people...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 21:32:23
By the way, you'd agree that a multiparty system is more democratic in a liberal democracy right?
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-27 21:24:53
I wondered if that's the way you were thinking. Wouldn't you agree that the spirit of democracy is that the government represent the will of the people? The only real area of contention is exactly w...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-26 03:44:56
You might want to recheck your draws. Germany and Argentina are on opposite sides of the draw now. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-26 03:43:53
Germany is definitely a solid choice based on that first round. My second round is: Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, Holland, Costa Rica, Argentina, Belgium. My QF's are therefore: Columbia, ...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 23:53:09
You have Spain going all the way to the finals... want to repick winners for the second round match ups? We can do two points for a win, three points if you picked that winner originally? Carry that ...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 23:44:07
OK, with most of the group winners decided, I did some calculations. I awarded two points for picking a winner and an extra point for picking the qualifying order correctly. This means a perfect score...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 23:08:36
Just did a little research and according to the Econmist Intelligence Unit's Democracy index, which ranks countries based on how democratic they are, Australia is the highest 2 party democracy at rank...
Countries you most want to visit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 18:20:33
Interesting! Why's that?
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 18:15:30
Oops, accidental post. While I'm not sure we were being too theoretical, being as we were being very specific about NZ, part of the reason may have been because the topic was not, "which syst...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 18:08:00
Hmmm. Certainly there have been examples of countries which have adopted a multi-party political system and then spiralled into a tragic state, but I think to write off the concept of a multi-party sy...
Homepage layout - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-25 07:20:15
OK bro - I'm not loving the new layout. I find the home page screen looks really cluttered now. I thought the previous system of having "Open Challenges", "My debates" and &quo...
Homepage layout - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-24 05:55:54
I'd be keen to hear what others think though.
Homepage layout - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-24 05:54:22
OK for me, this is overdoing it. I like the green highlighter on my current debate, but the pictures on each debate make the whole thing look really cluttered when I view it on my tablet or phone.
Homepage layout - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-23 06:25:10
I like it. I don't think it's cluttered at all. I tend to use the links at the top of the page anyway.
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-20 00:35:08
Yep I did and it was a goodie too. I can't remember what it was now. Something insightful and profound. I'm happy to sacrifice it to the new Server.
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-19 06:19:42
Funnily enough, I've watched professional UF on ESPN while I was in the states. They also had 4 hours of Paintball, which I also watched. I actually don't mind UF as a sport. It was quite entertaining...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:36:23
New Rule I just found in the back of Leviticus somewhere... For an activity to be classed as a "Sport", there must be a professional level of it.
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:34:06
Ultimate Frisbee. Also a sport apparently. Not sure how I can block it out, so welcome to the club!
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:33:05
Ugh. Well I need to make some sort of ruling along the lines of, "if the MAIN version of a sport is individual, then the team version is not a sport either." Also, there's a category call...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:23:15
True, but there's no running, swimming, skating, riding or jumping. (Oh yeah, I added Jumping to cover volleyball.)
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:12:21
Interesting that under my criteria, Paintballing is a sport. Hmmm.
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:10:44
To clarify my position, a sport needs to have a "game" element to it, rather than taking an everyday activity, cycling, lifting, throwing - and making a competition to see who can do it the ...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:06:03
OK I'm going to add that for an event to be classed a "sport" it needs to involve a team. Ie , more than one person. Contentious I know, but if we're going to make rules then there are some ...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 12:03:02
I'm happy that all of those don't meet the criteria of sports. Equestrian events, I'll admit MIGHT meet the definition... Specifically I'm thinking of Polo and that Mongolian one with the goat... OK...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 11:42:48
This is surely gaming, which is more than just mental. Its hand-eye as well, reaction time etc etc. Probably most comparable to Motorsport. That being said, I wouldn't consider this a sport. At so...
Are E-Sports real sports? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-18 10:56:24
Can you give an example of an e-sport?
Countries you most want to visit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-16 04:42:25
Yeah the times I go to China is always for work, and all the main factories are in the south. It's not very nice at all. I think the North would be much better. I'll get up there one day... The thi...
Countries you most want to visit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-15 22:05:58
Ever snce I was a little kid, (my family used to get the National Georgraphic magazine) I'd always wanted to visit Russia, Turkey and China. Still haven't made it to the first two, but I have to say...
Countries you most want to visit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-14 11:43:39
I had never been to Italy before this last trip, and it was never on my list either. My wife had spent three nights in Rome and loved it, but I never saw the attraction. After one hour on the ground, ...
should we kill healthy people for their organs? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-13 05:32:05
Yes I think these are the important questions. The flaw I find with the initial premise is that Bill is not responsible for the deaths of these other people. In the Train scenario and also in anot...
should we kill healthy people for their organs? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 14:10:44
If Bill is a perfectly healthy man with no friends or family, and his organs could save 5 people... Should we kill him and sacrifice the one to save five? Imagine you are on a train hurtling down a...
Audition Solo Peice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:59:54
So you're doing the rodeo one?
do we really have to save every species? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:59:09
So this week, NZ got criticised because apparently we're not trying hard enough to save the Maui's Dolphin. http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11271367 There's only an...
Billion vs Billion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:39:20
Haha sorry! You're right. Oh well. In actual fact I think both systems were originally invented by the French and the yanks are actually using the older system. So maybe I should just shut up.
Billion vs Billion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:33:07
Our billion (the English billion) was always a million million. That was logical because you went 10 x 10 = 100; 100 x 100 = 1000; 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000. The yanks do the same, but then changed ...
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:28:56
Yeah I hear you. The problem, as we both know, is that those numbers need to be looked at in context. There's a big difference between a site of over 168,000 having a 4-1 ratio and a site of less than...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:15:28
My big problem with the two party, "majority" system, is that since the parties are so large, they end up being SO moderate that they really only represent the theoretical average person's v...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:10:52
Haha you certainly do! Nice work! That was my bad I think. Screen froze so I hit submit a bunch of times til I got a 500 error. Refreshed and my impatience was there in all its glory.
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:07:35
Clearly, since I felt the need to post that 4 times!
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 13:04:12
A lot of speculation tonight about an upset win to Croatia! There's a lot of historical precedent! Should be exciting.
Billion vs Billion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 12:59:47
So today I learned that the English "Billion" is no more. We now all have to use the lame US Billion instead. Stupid yanks and their stupid measurement systems that make no logical sense...
Favourite Board Game? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 12:55:31
Ticket to Ride. Apparently its been out a while, but it was a new one for me. Loved it. So fast and easy to learn. Good game is a fast game! Plus it is one of the very few games my wife will play!
Countries you most want to visit? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 12:50:56
Top three. Assume you have about $5000 spending money per week and you have two weeks in the country. Travel to get there is covered. I was just in Japan and they have at least 30 different flavours...
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 12:26:54
Since we seem to be going through another lull, I thought I might dust off this old thread. In my opinion, this site has far too much potential not to be a premiere debating site. I've been thin...
Draw me an icon! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 05:10:18
http://www.hbautolock.co.nz/img/indent2.gif http://www.hbautolock.co.nz/img/indent3.gif
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 04:39:25
Brazil v Croatia opening game starts tomorrow 8am NZT! I'm picking Brazil to win 3-2.
Draw me an icon! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 04:31:13
1st Prize should be a shout out in your Salmon debate.
Draw me an icon! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 04:29:30
OK, here's mine. Actual size too. http://www.hbautolock.co.nz/img/indent.gif
Draw me an icon! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 04:26:09
stink, I didn't think that would work! Fine, I'll upload it somewhere...
Draw me an icon! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-12 04:25:31
C:UsersHBAUTOLOCKDocumentsindent.gif
Audition Solo Peice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-11 11:11:19
Soooo... How did the audition go? I remember when we used to audition people for our band. It was real awkward if they were no good. Which they pretty much all were.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-11 03:27:38
Got some time a decrypted the rest of it. I feel a bit silly now. I totally saw a bunch of clues that this was the kind of encryption you'd used but I just didn't focus on them. Fair play, that was a ...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-11 02:40:21
I think that by definition, the most democratic system has to be the one that wastes the least number of votes. In other words, everyone is able to vote for the party they feel best represents their...
Which system is more democratic? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-11 02:36:57
Since this little convo in the shout box isn't going away, I thought we might as well graduate it to an actual forum topic. The electoral voting system is quite interesting for us Kiwis as we recent...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-06-09 00:16:46
Hey sorry, I didn't get to look at this code as closely as I was hoping to. As it turns out, it's unlikely I would have gotten this though. This is like a Rail Fence cipher but across three lines inst...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-25 17:21:03
Sorry! I've been really busy this week and haven't looked at it at all! Thanks for the clue, we'll see if that makes a difference! Not that I'm going to have much chance to work on it this weeke...
Bad news guys - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-25 11:12:00
Stink buzz, my site is with them too!
Ede8 Improvement Forum - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-22 12:53:56
I'd also like to weigh in on this, focussing on just a couple of the points raised. 1. I would be strongly opposed to increasing the number of forums and introducing sub forums. I accept that foru...
Audition Solo Peice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 04:21:15
Both excellent points. Also it's not even a cool song.
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 02:58:28
What's your population required for this exercise?
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 02:44:17
In fact, in Oceania out of all the state capitals/largest cities that I've visited, I'd say the only ones that Honolulu beats are Auckland, Wellington, and Darwin.
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 02:41:30
In fact, in Oceania out of all the state capitals/largest cities that I've visited, I'd say the only ones that Honolulu beats are Auckland, Wellington, and Darwin.
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 02:31:02
Contested. Out of the oceanic cities* not in Australia and not including Auckland, (a city which is far worse than Honolulu btw) I'd say both Apia and Noumea have better development than Honolulu. By...
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-21 01:56:26
Huh? Your criteria was that they had to be either the largest city in the state or the state capital. I live in nz and I only go to the us a couple times a year for work. As a result, I don't have a ...
Audition Solo Peice - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-20 13:59:41
"Do that to me once again" Captain and Tennille. Probably the best flute solo in popular music. Probably one of the ONLY flute solos in popular music though...
Top 10 American Cities (With Conditions) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-20 13:54:51
I'd take exception to Honolulu bring the "most developed in Oceania aside from sydney", partly because Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra are all more developed than sydney and also because d...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-20 13:25:05
No, you just had to write the code out letter by letter across three columns. I wouldn't consider that a key. So I'm guessing yours doesn't either?
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-19 15:38:17
I'll admit this is giving me an issue. I've spent a solid couple of hours looking at this without any major break throughs. The frequency patterns seem to indicate transposition rather than substitut...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-18 09:57:49
Mate of course! Everyone's mates on Edeb8! Its the friendly friends site!
New Team - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-18 08:21:16
Yeah team debates! Go!
Top 10 US States - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-17 22:05:37
Good luck with north Dakota! Do they even have internet there?
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-17 11:17:32
Olive, the Bible doesn't mention computers. I'm not waiting for you to tell me where it does and I'm not going to look for it because I know it doesn't exist. When Christians take a verse out of...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-17 08:21:34
Awww. Friends.
What's the hardest thing you've ever done? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-17 04:09:29
HAHA - Actually I ended up having a travelling companion on the way over here so I haven't been able to spend a LOT of time on it - that being said though, it's been hard enough to resist my first dec...
What's the hardest thing you've ever done? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-16 13:23:27
Achieved something difficult? Or had to perform a difficult task? I picked a 2013 VW Transporter van in front of 200 practicing locksmiths last year. THAT was pretty intimidating! I know exactl...
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-15 21:23:12
Oh and Brazil knocked out of the second round of their own competition! Crazy!
FIFA World Cup - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-15 21:20:45
Group A: Brazil, Croatia Group B: Holland, Spain Group C: Columbia, Japan Group D: Uruguay, England Group E: Switzerland, France Group F: Argentina, Nigeria Group G: Portugal, Germany Group H: ...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-12 21:26:26
ooo I like it! I'll save this one for tomorrow, (travel day)
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-11 08:53:53
Haha, I was typing my reply out while you were obviously finishing up! Well done!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-11 08:47:16
Very nice! You should look long and hard at your last table there before making any other moves. I would say you are one move away.
The Gender Wars - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-11 03:13:45
That DOES sound like Rebecca...
Terms of Service - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 21:23:22
"Be Cool." "Don't ever cheer for Australia unless they're playing England."
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 20:37:38
*facepalm
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 20:34:42
Adam, David, Thomas, Benjamin, James and Jeremy. Not very inventive I know. We are kiwis after all - we tend to prefer the obvious when it comes to naming stuff.
Biggest debate tournament ever - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:31:29
I'd back you bro, we should do a sausage sizzle and you can rep edeb8. Then we should challenge ddo to send someone. Then you should win except it'll be hard because in July Vegas is like 40C and not ...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:15:40
See that is a lame last post. You're better than that. Come up with something cool!
Biggest debate tournament ever - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:14:25
Vegas is nice in July. Hot. I'm going to be there in may next year.
Biggest debate tournament ever - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:12:05
Haha not sure about that! Are you going to go?
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:02:32
Fair enough. Can't really argue with that!
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 10:00:52
Not sure this qualifies as "awesome music" but here's an original track me and a group of my mates did at Otaki Beach last year. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sYYnoOkoAHU
Another project - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 04:42:18
Nah, some as in one. He's the genius who spent all night and came up with the "Master Debator" moniker. I bet you debate guys have NEVER heard that one before!
A Question for the Atheists and Agnostics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 02:09:58
I thought atheism was restricted to disbelief in "god". I didn't realise it extended to non-religious things which are unseen/unverifiable. My bad, retracted.
Another project - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-10 02:06:28
Some of them are my brother in law. He's pretty special.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 22:30:11
Not really, he still hasn't decoded it and he hasn't posted one for me to crack either.
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 22:21:46
Japanese is actually really easy to pronounce. Mostly you break it into pairs of letters, but the last letter is always a vowel. So if your pair ends in a consonant, then you make it a triple. To ...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 22:12:41
"Boom" (exclamation) Emphatic inference that a point has been made.
10 commandments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 22:02:40
QUADruple? There's six of them!
A Question for the Atheists and Agnostics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 21:49:45
I don't think agnostics do, that's kind of the point. Theyre the fence sitters that basically say "well we can't really know". Using my definition of faith, (the belief in things unseen/...
Another project - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 21:40:07
I'm special.
An enlightening chat - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 21:38:20
I think "yolo" makes people sound efficient.
Appropriateness - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-09 08:42:34
Cool, thanks for considering it and as I said, I think this thread will be helpful for anyone questioning the thought process behind all this.
Appropriateness - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-08 22:43:40
It would depend on the nature of the conversation. As with the debates, there's a difference between discussing the legality of a lifestyle and legitimizing the lifestyle by having light conversation ...
Appropriateness - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-08 11:05:02
I'm happy we understand each other's positions. Thanks for addressing it. Regardless of what happens, I think this post and your comments make it very clear why such groups are allowed to stay here. ...
Appropriateness - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-08 07:59:28
First up, can I just clarify that I didn't say ALL Homeschoolers - I was specifically talking about the one lady I showed the site to. The key thing here was that this was a lady considering the re...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-08 04:33:36
I've always maintained that Paranoia is what will ultimately be the demise of the USA as a super power. If you hear hoof beats, you have to think horses not zebras. When a plane goes missing, it's...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-08 04:17:34
I think polls of the public on subjects like this are the very definition of pointless. Honestly. They might as well ask Americans what colour socks Jeremy is wearing today. I LOVE the chinese one...
Your dream home - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-07 22:02:55
Am not!
Your dream home - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-07 05:49:30
Whatever Pinky, I'm sure you have files on all of us. Old Rebekah stalking everyone on edeb8... It's an invasion of my privacy is what it is.
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 21:12:44
Haha - pretty good right!
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 20:54:22
OK - I don't think it's Piano or Guitar, although it wouldn't surprise me if you can play those a little. If you play an instrument, I'm going to go with Flute, Sax, Cello - in that order. I'm n...
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 20:34:04
you're in a band? What do you play?
Your dream home - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 20:33:07
Haha - it's not a secret Pinkie! I'm a sole-trader business who works from home, unfortunately broadcasting my address is a necessity!
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 07:55:53
There's totes home school co-ops! Usually families get together on a fairly regular basis. It helps to share resources and there are some subjects that are better with more people, like sport. I'v...
Your dream home - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 06:42:13
Corny I know, but I've thought pretty hard about this and I think that I'd like to live here. https://www.instantstreetview.com/xjrdqz6rqrh0z24vzr5z2u This is my house. Now, if money were no ...
Any Ideas to expand edeb8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 06:29:32
Hey Lars - just wondering, have you ever personally shown Edeb8 to a high school debate club? Or to a Home school co-op? Would it be cool if I did? I'd be especially interested to hear what kind o...
Old people driving - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 06:19:36
The other day my mate called the cops on a "drunk driver". They were weaving all over the road, crossing the centre line and varying the speed between 20 and 40km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. At...
Other cool websites - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 06:07:35
I'm one of those people that needs to have music on to really concentrate. The specific mix is quite important because if I get it wrong the songs end up being a distraction. Several years ago I w...
Word association - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 06:00:48
Days
Word association - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 05:27:36
Now
Word association - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-06 05:20:54
Mars Hill
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-05 21:32:21
Boom.
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-05 10:58:08
I have NO IDEA how you got computers from this passage. Sorry bro, you don't speak for me on this one! This sentence you're talking about, taken in context, is more likely to refer to the fact that...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-04 02:04:12
I still want to hear about the computers! I have no idea where they're mentioned in the Bible!
Charity Quest - Posted by nzlockie 2014-05-04 01:56:06
Looks good on the whole. I'd add something in the "things the organisation is NOT empowered to do" section to say something along the lines of... "b) Use funds to support project...
Rules for random debates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-23 04:10:19
Hmmm, I question the need for these rules, but not very loudly. I see the sense in them, I only question it because I think adding more text may make things look a bit intimidating and I haven't notic...
The ANZAC Day thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-22 19:39:46
I had a great uncle who died in the final stages of WWII during the Italian campaign. He had just gotten married and there must have some awkwardness there because none of my other family went to his ...
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-22 12:26:58
What he said... Although the immediate argument part is not a requirement, these aren't for me, they're for my study group.
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 11:13:53
OK, sorry, my bad. Must be my phone is out! Sorry!
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 11:12:51
Test
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 11:09:05
It's 5 minutes out
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 11:00:08
It's 5 minutes out
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 10:51:18
Something weird going on with the time stamp again!
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 10:50:36
Test
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 10:49:53
Not while I've been here! I'm guessing that's because you have even a LITTLE bit of class. I hate it even webbys do that... it was cool in the late 90's but not now.
Happy Easter! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-21 10:34:18
meh. I don't really feel strongly one way or the other. That being said, I hate it when the change involves stuff falling over the screen... ugh. Background changes and formatting changes are fine t...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-20 07:47:07
You are correct sir! On all counts!
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-19 19:10:41
OK OK, I'll put it in there! I don't see the controversy myself, but you're right, I guess its one that keeps coming up.
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-19 01:22:59
I know the song, but yes it'd be before my time! In the category of best update of a traditional Hymn, I nominate these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBHUsGVOp4
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-19 00:29:43
OK, thanks to my self-imposed no copying rule, I can't choose Nelson or Yi since they're now on Admin's side. I reckon they are the two clear front runners, especially Yi who basically covered every d...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 08:57:40
We're men. Men rank stuff. Its what we do. I bet they'd rank each other given half the chance...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 08:13:17
Subutai is a pretty awesome addition. I'd definitely put him into the top tier. I'd also rate Saladin as well. I'm going to do my Navy team next.
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 07:50:40
Nice, you're right, I hadn't heard of Naresuan, but I came across him while looking at other guys and he sure sounds pretty on to it!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 05:43:26
Ok Team! (Not sure if Doc is still playing?) Here goes one more! HRSSB NHTUK OUWIS SIDAI WNINT RNOLN UOUYT OPARE TDTSI UHCAS AEUUO TATCE AOTGI DKCLG BFHAT OTIYT OCONU YOSCH No hints this tim...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 05:14:24
Haha! My favourite poem!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 05:03:14
Haha! Yay! That's the one! So that means you got the latest one too right?
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 03:24:26
By the way, here's the proof I decoded your message: AWAKVAWRIFKO Encoded the same way, using the same keyword.
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 03:11:52
Do your team! I'd be keen to see it! Re: Windgate, I think he'd do a good job working with foreign nationals and coming up with adaptive strategies on the fly. I need someone to handle the trickier...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 02:43:30
OK, I've decoded your message. It was pretty tricky, especially since there's a bunch of "salt" in there as well. In light of your message, and banking on the fact that you are seriously ...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 01:42:46
I wanted to get the Afghan Mujideen in there somehow too, but they didn't make the cut. If I was picking armies instead of generals though...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 01:40:18
Yeah I know, I had him on there first actually, but when my other roles got filled in, it was a choice between him or Alexander. Alexander had the better experience at a range of different environment...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-18 01:34:37
OK, having done my "Defensive Clutch" team, here is my "Guerilla Warfare" team! George Skanderberg for his proven track record of holding off armies up to 20 times larger than...
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-17 12:27:48
Also Olive, in case you didn't read the part right at the beginning, this whole thread started because I asked for these verses. I'm not sure if anyone is actually asking for an explanation of them......
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-16 22:09:58
The Bible tells me what actions and motivations glorify God, although it's not an exhaustive list. Basically celebrating His character and attributes I guess.
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-16 21:20:57
It does: "You say... but I say" - very polite. Feels like a trap, but yes I'd say that would be fair. The proviso being that the only "good" motivation is one that glorifies God...
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-16 20:50:38
Noooo? What the Bible actually says: A recorded conversation between Jesus and the Pharisees whereby Jesus sought to enlighten them as the correct interpretation of the Mosiac Law. Jesus uses example...
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-16 20:25:57
Hey thanks for that! The passages most fit for my purpose are going to be the one in the first group and I'm also going to pinch a couple from your honourable mentions list. While I respect that the...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 20:08:35
Couple of big egos there! Do you think they'd work together? Who'd be in charge?
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 18:56:34
(For the record, assuming those 10 people that Satan killed are Job's kids, I'd hang that one on God too, since He told Satan to do it.)
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 18:46:30
Awesome mate, that's great work! I can definitely use a couple of these. 8 and 10 are especially good since holiness and immutability are pretty important characteristics of God. 7 is interesting, ...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 11:12:31
At the time I think I was referring to the pings that they detecting in the new search area. Apparently they're all gone now though so I'm guessing that the media interest is going to die. Looks l...
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 11:06:17
I always this was a pretty interesting thread that never went anywhere at the time. Now that there are some different faces on here, what do you think? Three person military leadership team, to ha...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 11:02:38
BTW feel free to drop another code on this thread, I wouldn't mind working on something.
top ten controversial bible verses - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-15 10:48:41
OK team, my bible study group is looking for some gnarly verses to study. I'm in the market for some of the more controversial bible verses you can come up with. As a guideline, I'm ideally lookin...
Judging & Judging the Judges - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-14 23:00:00
I think it might be worth some clarification from Admin on how people should approach this "rate the RFD" business. What are we trying to achieve here? I've had one time where I deliberat...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-14 03:59:46
haha - yeah I thought you could use some incentive. I felt like you were pretty much there last time so it shouldn't take long. Just trying to get some wins back on the board for everyone so I've l...
Judging & Judging the Judges - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-14 02:12:29
GOOD: the judge has read and thought about the debate in detail EXCEPTIONAL: as above with the addition of a good explaination for their decision. CONSTRUCTIVE: as above with the addition of good fe...
Judging & Judging the Judges - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-14 01:03:03
When you go to rate the votes, the criteria is explained there. I just voted in your debate so you should be able to see it now.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-13 21:32:34
For clarity's sake I should add: The encryption key has been encoded using the same algorithm I used earlier, BUT the hints I gave for that previous code may or may not apply to this one. I will say...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-13 21:28:46
OK OK I think we've established how everyone feels about the previous code! Back on task, here's my latest one for your cracking pleasure. I've made it a nice long one to make it quick and easy! ...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-13 01:04:09
I reckon we should make a rule from now on that all codes should use such a method of encryption as to allow the solver to re-encrypt any plain text they want using the same encryption. This means t...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 20:56:36
I'll admit to getting misled with your original hint - which totally serves me right since I always tell myself to ignore hints early on as they can send you down the wrong path. Your original hin...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 20:42:48
Scratch that, right to stick to my logic, just chose the wrong option. Not a question, but a quote. "FEAR IS MY ALLY" "DARTH MAUL"
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 20:35:24
In that case I'd stick with my line of logic and go with, "WHAT IS MY ALLY"
Racism or Cultural Insensitivity? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 09:53:34
The dancing yes sure, but also especially the speech and song. The shrieking and grunting is a small part of the whole thing, really only used in the dance. The warrior pictured is a small part of...
Racism or Cultural Insensitivity? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 08:08:57
Yeah sorry, typing on phone. Better word would have been representative. I meant "indicative of the culture".
Definitions and BoP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 01:59:10
I like a.
Racism or Cultural Insensitivity? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 01:57:08
The fact that my culture lacks an actual language and basically consists of guttural grunts and shrieks. For a people with no written language, speech and song are far more indicative than This soundt...
Definitions and BoP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 00:53:56
Haters gonna hate bro. I feel you. Yo.
Racism or Cultural Insensitivity? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 00:50:22
On a side note, hats off yet again to the British papers. They really set the bar for clever newspaper headlines time and time again!
Racism or Cultural Insensitivity? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-12 00:49:06
Earlier this week this video was put up by CNN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__YNc_t42WY Personally I don't think it's Racist - I'd say it was more Culturally Insensitive and more than a lit...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-11 22:16:25
OK, I'm at another wall so I thought I'd post where I'm at with this code and for anyone that's interested, how I got there. Upon first looking at the code there were a few observations I made stra...
Definitions and BoP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-11 21:14:18
I think in the context of debate, when you're discussing whether an event should be legal, it is logical to assume that "marriage" would be defined as the LEGAL union of two people - in othe...
Definitions and BoP - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-11 20:14:52
I always use the free format section at the bottom of the "rules" page when setting up the debate for this. I fully agree with you in principle that these things should be clearly understood...
Pets - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-11 09:43:44
"Still I am the cat that walks by myself, and all ways are alike to me." I totally get on with Dogs and Cats, but I think that even though Dogs can be really clever, intelligent and have ...
Climate change - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-11 09:33:03
my point was that seriously, what is going to happen? Until the sea actually starts flooding LA during a regular high tide - what in Human history gives you the idea that the governments of the wo...
New Forfeit rule (feedback wanted) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-10 20:31:11
BUMP.
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-10 20:25:01
Sounds like we might have some answers in a few days!
Climate change - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-10 20:21:20
Is it really irresponsible of me to say I don't care about climate change? My gut tells me that the planet will be fine, and ultimately I don't know that humans can/will do anything to significantly...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-10 02:33:58
Would I be right in saying that the spaces are NOT trusted in the bottom code?
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-09 23:08:09
Those of you who are old enough might recognise the video tribute to a certain US children's TV program at 2:17!
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-09 23:04:28
Been a while since anything new was posted to this thread, so here's a kiwi classic from one of the most unexpected calab bands of the 90's. The pasty white guy is Karl Steven who holds a PHD in A...
CX Round feedback - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-08 20:11:33
This risk is obviously that one party accidently closes it early. It'd be cool if the button only becomes active halfway through the allocated time, but that might be too hard. (Reverse psychology)
CX Round feedback - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-08 20:09:00
Just participating in my first CX round, and I'm still loving it. One point, my debate has 5 day rounds. This means that with 3 rounds, the debate is going to stretch at LEAST 10 days. Would it po...
Another project - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:54:31
Sometimes I feel like i m the only one here who hasn't been on ddo. What I see of that site from the outside must be very different to what's on the inside, because I don't see how this looks like ddo...
Spam Thread!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:46:37
I also think its fair to say that, as a debating site, the majority of the cool features are centred around the debates, rather than forums and such. I'm personally a fan of this. I join a debate site...
Spam Thread!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:31:34
You can see the whole list here:http://www.edeb8.com/forum/EDEB8.com+Site/146 You're right, its not exhaustive.
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:22:01
so I can write in a different colour if I want
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:19:10
bb codes are supported
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 19:15:06
One of the complaint we have here (and apparently they have everywhere) is that the judges aren't qualified to be judging. I don't know that too many people actually have a problem with it but this fe...
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 18:59:27
Interesting, how has it not worked over there?
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 18:58:14
Haha, I left them in my other pants. No seriously, this is a good idea. I know because that's what I was thinking of when I said we could easily address the judging issues he brought up. Nice &qu...
New Feature - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 18:52:30
This is a great idea and will totally address the issue that guy was talking about the other day.
New Forfeit rule (feedback wanted) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 01:56:13
Oops, cut myself off! The link above is what we're trying to stop. These debates are pointless and end up just clogging up the front page of the site and looking bad to all the people who come in ...
New Forfeit rule (feedback wanted) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-07 01:54:07
You know those stupid "debates" that just lurk around for ages... no not the fish related ones, I mean the ones where, for what ever reason one or both sides end up forfeiting every round. D...
CX Round feedback - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-06 22:05:06
Very excited to see the first real hit out of CX rounds. I reckon they are a very cool addition to the site! Some comments/points that might need looking at: 1) The timing of these is tricky. If...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-06 19:04:36
Cool. Also if/when you do need to drop a hint, I think the most helpful one might be to simply put a longer text. Its really hard to decrypt any short message, but if you've coded this the way I think...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-06 06:47:22
Cool! Been busy all day so haven't had a chance to look at this yet. At first glance I have a few ideas though. Unless I'm the only one, I'd say hold off a bit longer than 24hrs before giving a hint...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 19:27:28
Alright. Bring it princess - you haven't cracked one of the codes yet, Doc is cooking up a real corker, let's see who cracks it first!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 19:18:49
So I win?
How to change America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 19:16:53
I agree with the sentiment that the original stance most people take on issues comes from the home, however I think the "way to change America" is through outside education. By "outs...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 18:31:47
Use mine
An enlightening chat - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 09:14:07
Interesting convo. I think he definitely has some points if this site was going to take scoring super seriously, (for example to try and replicate a specific competition environment) but there would...
How to change America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 05:51:58
I translate it as: "Most people go against the general culture when their family culture is also against that general culture" In other words, if I'm brought up in a family that supports ...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 05:46:11
Finally cracked your code - and you are right. I totally agree. Here's my reply to prove I understood it... $! @^@@& *%$! #@#@ Phew! That took a while!
How to change America - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-04 04:55:05
I think he's saying that change begins in the home - right?
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 06:05:03
Cleared cache and problem disappeared!
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 05:44:00
Now it's taken me 3 attempts to be able to log into the site successfully using IE. Chrome goes in straight away. When I tried with IE it would log me in and then log me out straight away.
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 05:38:16
I've just gone and logged back in on chrome on my other computer - no problem. The new message pops up once. I "X" it and it stays closed. Logged out of Edeb8 on IE and logged back in an...
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 05:34:58
OK, I'm having something weird happen right now. I'm on one computer using chrome, having a chat convo with my mate Pinkie there. Dinner is ready, so I leave the computer and come through and hav...
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 05:01:45
That was happening to me too. The entire chat log was saved correctly though. Could it be that that little window can only show so many messages?
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 03:53:02
If you think you know what it is, there's a thousand online ones that will do it.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 03:29:10
You're going to kick yourself.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 03:26:13
Nah don't give up - you were almost there! Maybe just went the wrong direction in one of your early moves... If it helps, here are some tips to help eliminate some of the options: 1) The true te...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-03 03:03:09
You're talking about the second one right? If so, then yes!
Chat bugfixes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-02 21:51:00
I hope so, I'm interested to see if she can pull it off in this new environment. Especially since she's on record as saying that she only comments meaningful things.
My Chess AI - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-02 06:06:44
Haha Admin... awkward...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 23:34:55
OK feeling bad for making a encryption that requires a tool to decrypt, (excellent mathematicians aside) this new code is one that can be crypted and decrypted very quickly and without the use of tool...
notifications - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 19:11:55
"Asmin"? #fail
notifications - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 18:43:11
Very cool.
New Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 18:42:35
Sorry pinkie, looks like yours didn't make the cut!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 07:56:02
I'm lol because I was actually going to do that exact thing, minus the bit shift because I thought that would be unfair for a first hit out. Great minds huh?
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 07:54:19
Hahaha! This code is based on the kind of encryption I work with every day. Its a VERY basic version though. I reckon you'll get it VERY soon.
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 07:50:11
Is this for real? I'll work on it if it is, but I'll be grumpy if you've just hit random keys!
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 07:46:44
Don't over think the number code! Its actually one of the easiest ones we've done so far... Although it always looks that way once you know it. I will say this though, unless you're above average ...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-04-01 04:52:06
Ok, I found a repeating pattern. There appears to be a little glitch though. I used the pattern to encrypt this message for you, but I included the glitch. Code 1: ASEOT-RUUHR-NTSA-EORTE-SAIK-YEIME...
Video debates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-31 12:05:27
Ahh good, that clears it up a bit. I'd guessed the first one right but I was wrong on the second... I'd have assumed that those sorts of things were fine. If I do one, I guess I'll just check firs...
Code Cracking - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-31 11:30:21
I like code cracking too. Tophat: I've decoded your message content but the exact method of encryption escapes me. Your second message follows a clear pattern, albeit with a spelling mistake, but ...
Video debates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-31 04:16:51
I'm enjoying the current video debate that's going on and it's made me wonder about some of the rules/conventions around this style of debate... 1. When judging this kind of debate, should I be fac...
Flouride - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-29 19:43:06
But they come from hastings which means the point stands...
Flouride - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-27 17:43:28
That hastings does it, hastings is more awesome than paraparam so you should copy hastings.
Suggestion for navigation bar changes and notifications system - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-26 17:44:43
If I had notifications on the site, I'd turn email ones off. PS: don't you ever sleep?
Suggestion for navigation bar changes and notifications system - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-26 16:03:25
The only buttons I use are the Forum button, the User button and the Edeb8 button. I find the Dashboard the most useful "default" page. I can see all of the above at a glance.
Coolest discovery - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-24 04:49:49
If so then you really need to work on your sentence structure!
New Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-24 04:48:23
It's not me you have to convince!
Coolest discovery - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-24 01:16:38
I like most of the stuff about electricity. I especially like Tesla's "free power" work.
New Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-23 06:42:59
Resurrecting this old post coz the boss said we need new debate topics. I'll start: 1. The USA should replace the Star Spangled Banner as their national anthem. 2. Marriage is an outmoded institut...
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-23 06:17:11
Lol - true. Although I've had your weak-as American "beer". It's only really any good for 14 yr old girls. In a couple of years you're going to have to graduate onto something different.
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-23 04:57:23
Stink buzz that's a lot of dishes. I used to hate doing dishes. My brother and I would always fight over who got to wash.
My current to do list - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 22:04:44
I'd rather pay a sub than have ads. Maybe that's an option you could give.
My current to do list - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 20:58:52
I'd rather pay a sub than have ads. Maybe that's an option you could give.
My current to do list - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 18:29:10
I pay to be a member of several forums around the net already. Those forums are infinitely better than the equivalent free ones I belong to. I'd be fine with paying a small membership fee to belong to...
Fix my computer - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 05:56:40
Windows 8 is probably another incentive to try to get this one working properly again. It sure does suck.
Fix my computer - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 05:55:25
Oops, posted that one early. Seriously, I'd be thinking the same as you, Memory Issues - Malware/Program files that don't get shut down when the program does - and power supply. Failing that, ...
Fix my computer - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 05:49:45
A new computer?
UN Action on Ukraine - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 04:21:26
#relevant
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 04:18:03
Weelll, considering today is Saturday... I'm SUPPOSED to be writing a class on Remote Control systems that I'm presenting in Wellington next week. After that I have two more classes to write, althoug...
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 01:46:11
Just curious...
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 01:41:55
What chores?
Philosophy: Are "Good" and "Bad" relative terms? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 01:41:00
Can we agree that "Good" and "Bad" are purely relative terms and are therefore just human constructs that don't have any actual bearing on the parity of the event/person/thing bein...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-22 00:17:22
Too soon? https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jitXZWUQj_k/UyouyaYG8AI/AAAAAAAAZSk/Js8mcCvkbB4/w426-h510/14%2B-%2B1
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 20:54:54
I think my IDEAL world government would be basically communist but with the people in charge being morally incorruptible. I personally don't think that's possible so it's just an ideal world in m...
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 20:39:08
Reply speeches are selected on that debate so it's right that it is con's turn to post. The email shouldn't have been sent but we had a similar bug on an earlier debate, maybe its the same thing. Fr...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 11:27:58
Lol, sorry mate if I've touched a nerve or something. But yes, the way you've worded it is a little harder than I would have but essentially you're correct. I'll also point out that Muslims have all t...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 10:30:00
You can define it that way if you want, and I'm not saying Catholics (or anyone else on that list) are or are not christian, I was just pointing out that all of them fall under the umbrella of Christe...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 10:08:42
I'm pretty keen to hear about the computers myself...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 10:06:42
You realise that Christendom includes, among others, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Catholics, Penticostals and Exclusive Betheren right? Just that list alone represents polar opposite views on fund...
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 05:56:04
I left the neutral off because you said earlier that people would be offended being put into a gender neutral category because we're insinuating they are weird, abnormal etc etc.
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 03:36:48
I'd agree with that! I actually started putting together a debate around whether the US should change their anthem but then pulled it at the last minute because I know too many Americans that get qu...
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:57:57
I interpreted the "freedom from fraud" thing as being not lying or cheating. I'm trying to imagine the way this world would work REALISTICALLY if it happened and it seems like it would i...
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:39:52
When I said, "I" I was speaking theoretically. It was a simply improvised scene in which the lone player, ("Man with a Hat") is bemoaning the lengthy options available for him ...
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:16:13
Yeah I thought the voting needed some tweaking too. By basing it on a joint thing of percentage of people who vote and percentage in favour and using the thresholds given, you can have a situation whe...
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:07:41
Is the punishment within the contract allowed to contravene my constitutional rights? Including my ultimate right to freedom?
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:01:40
lol, what benefits? My Sharpie Twin? "coz you can just buy those...
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 01:00:42
I genuinely asked the question to Admin about why we needed to have this piece of information listed at all. He explained it as being primarily so that we don't offend people by using the incorrect pr...
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-21 00:49:10
benefits?
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 22:38:59
The Chills are an interesting band. Electronica Punk. I listened to this song once about 5 days ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since. Listen at your own risk! http://www.youtube.com...
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 22:30:34
Gotcha - that clears things up re:social actions. except one last thing - tell me if I'm interpreting this right: Let's say I sign a social contract requesting my right to privacy be respected by...
ADOL World (My ideal government) - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 19:27:22
What happens if I transgress a social action? For example if I am living in an area where a social action is crafted forbidding gay marriage, and I am gay and married, or gay and want to be married ...
Economic Inequality and the doom of Mankind - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 11:01:58
This is the classics nerd version of puffing your chests out and circling each other in the carpark! Let's get it on! Rome's collapse was caused by excessive immigration... Go!
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 07:26:32
I hope they find it. It'd be kind of mixed emotions for the Kiwi chick who's husband was on the plane right? They live in Perth. You'd feel kind of weird I think, thinking that while you thought he ...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 05:54:47
It's probably a seagull. Stupid Aussies.
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 05:13:39
A brain for them to share? A less annoying accent? another public holiday?
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 03:12:34
I'm playing as Stanley. Not sure why - it just seemed like a name that would be good at QuizUp.
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-20 03:07:02
ugh I tried that Harry Potter one the other day. Trying to finish the Parseltongue acheivement. I lost 5 straight games in a row. In the end I decided I should actually read the books or at least ...
My current to do list - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 22:44:54
Sounds great!
Evolution - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 22:41:51
We're totally on the same page regarding facts. Promise. I don't where I implied that facts turn into something else, but if I did, that was a mis-communication on my part. Facts are facts and alt...
Something to be happy about. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 20:22:21
lol. thats cool and sad at the same time.
Evolution - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 20:15:05
We're on the same page in terms of what a fact is. Although I think you'd agree that when we can actually observe the entire process of an event happening, (something dropping, something causing a me...
Evolution - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 19:42:11
You said that facts are observations. You also said that after facts and before theory comes hypothesis. Since we haven't actually seen one animal turn into another, surely your "fact" t...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 19:26:01
Made it up. I like those jigjaws. I once had this one where there were no edge and every piece was an identical shape. There was a picture on one side and the same picture was rotated 180 degrees on t...
10 commandments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 19:22:09
Use your words rather than your fists
Welcome imports from other debating sites! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 06:00:40
Correction: DO get in the way. Otherwise there's no challenge.
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-19 02:17:21
Just in time! Yeah I like it a lot. I'm first in Flags for NZ and I'm planning getting first in Name the Flag for NZ by the end of this week. Which ones do you play?
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 13:50:18
You're right we're derailing the thread so I'm going to leave this here, except for one point. I just want to clarify my cheekily provocative claim that i have as much scientific evidence to support m...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 12:02:08
So if you agree that natural law does not preclude "impossible" events IF the supernatural exists, then surely the most important question that needs answering is whether the supernatural ex...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 10:33:58
Thanks, for the record, I agree with your assessment. I 100% believe that the Bible contains everything we NEED to understand God and His plans for us - that was the purpose of the book. It has never ...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 09:37:15
One thing that bugs me about the world is that people looking to attack/mock Christianity seem to be allowed to compile a list of extreme views held by small groups from within Christendom and form th...
10 commandments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 04:10:25
Fair enough but the whole point of "laws" like this is to establish a moral compass for all mankind to strive for - surely it doesn't make much difference if people have been successful at d...
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 03:15:58
Tested, confirm fixed. Love your work.
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 02:11:11
*can't
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 02:10:55
Did you look at why I can create a thread in my group? I just checked it and it still wasn't working.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 02:09:18
confirmed. Bug fixed.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 02:09:14
confirmed. Bug fixed.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 01:58:46
I was the one chatting with him - I just checked my log and it displays the way we posted it. The times for both parties are NZ times. he started the chat, so if it were only able to display one time,...
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 01:47:57
I'd object to that not for the suspected "personal distaste" reasons, more just because it seems like a big list for a piece of information that is really not very relevant to anything anywa...
And here it is! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-18 01:38:12
Go science!
Welcome imports from other debating sites! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-17 23:32:49
Wow - busy day on Edeb8! Just some tips for people familiar with posting debates on other sites, Edeb8 has a few differences - we think of them as "improvements" Starting a new debate...
Fair Tax - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-17 21:52:51
In my limited experience, that's the "norm" everywhere in the world. Which is probably why the US does it the way it does. You guys love to do things different to everyone else. 0 degrees...
Fair Tax - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-17 20:23:45
Depends on how deep you what to get into it... There's a sliding scale based on how much you earn, but you're basically paying approx 30% of your gross income, and we have a standard tax on all purcha...
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-16 02:34:37
Just tested it again with chrome - same result.
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-16 02:32:59
Hey do you have to have more than one member in a group to be able to start a thread? I just had two attempts at starting a thread in the God Squad and both times the screen shows no threads! The ...
A time for updates - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-15 05:02:56
Sounds good. We really have to get a team debate going after this!
Should parents be forced to pay for tuition? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-15 04:51:31
Come on guys, the kids hate it when mummy and daddy fight!
Should parents be forced to pay for tuition? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-15 04:45:01
Lol they deserve a medal.
Recent Debates and Forfeits - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-14 06:18:14
mate you do plenty on this site, no need to apologise for time between updates. Sounds like you've got this issue under control. I like the idea of making auto-forfeit the default better than my su...
Recent Debates and Forfeits - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-14 04:26:40
Am I the only one who reckons that ALL forfeits should automatically result in a fail? From what I've seen we basically always award the win to the person who doesn't forfeit anyway and the few times...
Science - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-14 04:16:18
I kinda hate too many forums but I guess if Creative has its own one then Science probably deserves one!
10 commandments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-14 02:55:06
Interesting. It was a challenge to do but the way I interpreted what Olive was saying was this: "In terms of Ethics, the 10 commandments are all pretty good if you were living in those times; ...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 20:31:42
Haha - oh man don't get me started! Most countries in the world, NZ included, have absolutely zero restrictions on who can be a locksmith. In HB we literally have a guy who has come straight out of...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 10:15:31
Oh I am absolutely not a fan of places like that. Locksmiths have similar forums and they are wall to wall wannabes and fakers.
Official "please vote on this debate" thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 09:36:09
Hey we've had a few new people active around here lately - you guys should totally have a vote on this interesting debate:http://www.edeb8.com/debate/There+Probably+is+no+Afterlife/#votes There's o...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 09:26:32
I've been travelling today and haven't been watching the news. Just googled it and seen there's some vague reports. Not sure if your comment was directed at me or not? Here's how I see it... The...
Weekends - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 09:05:51
Well if its a noticible drop its got to be me, you or pinkie... Can't you just check the ips and see which one of us is responsible? ;)
Fair Tax - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 05:11:55
I like jazz too, but only smooth, lounge room jazz... None of that classic discord crap.
Fair Tax - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 05:10:14
On balance I like our taxation system; to the point where I would willing suffer the faults (wasting money, abusing the system and a disproportionate spending on Auckland roads) in order to reap the b...
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 05:01:56
I was agreeing. It wouldn't shock me pilot error came into it, it sure looks like they may have turned off the transponder; the 777 is one of the safest passenger airliners around but ultimately, the...
Fav short story - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-13 04:54:51
If we're talking Mansfield, my favourite has always been "The Fly" http://www.inlex.org/stories/mansfield/thefly.html Possibly too long to qualify but definitely still short, "I am ...
Most famous person you've seen - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-12 23:42:29
;)
Most famous person you've seen - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-12 23:20:58
Says the pink pony with the chainsaw who changes her name every five minutes and has to get the last comment every thread... :P
Flight 370 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-12 20:19:02
Agreed. I know the media wants this to be a terrorism attack but it's not. It can't be, it would make no sense. The only unusual aspect to this is the fact it was a 777 - I always try to fly on th...
Ukraine v. Russia - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-12 02:54:10
Entirely agree with this statement. It seems very likely that Crimea will soon be part of Russia. The thing I find the most distasteful here is that we have let Russia get away with this. Again....
I'm back! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-10 08:52:42
I figured the giant burrito had gotten you. We had a funeral and everything!
10 commandments - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-09 01:42:15
If you're talking ethics and putting aside religion, then it's basically just the second 5. I think ethically they are all pretty good. I always particularly liked the distinction between "do...
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-08 09:27:33
skanky moustache?"
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-07 10:09:03
B-Frizz 3000
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-07 08:42:42
Pinkie Pie,
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-07 02:57:17
skanky moustache.
The solar system is really, really big - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 19:19:02
That's cool. In Washington DC they have a scale model of the solar system outside the Smithsonian. The planets are on poles. Its pretty big.
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:59:00
name but
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:47:42
3000. Everyone
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:42:44
-something Bart
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:40:41
long. It
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:32:45
Pony Land
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:12:12
, like all
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 12:01:42
happy man.
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 11:21:45
, very fat,
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 11:00:57
there a
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 10:34:51
days there
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 10:14:02
magic shoes.
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 10:11:34
tiny ponies
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 08:38:05
1264, where
Most famous person you've seen - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 08:36:57
I think he's pretty cool. I've seen him speak at a few events but I've never met him personally. That's a cool story!
Most famous person you've seen - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:43:32
Probably the only guy I've met that I felt a little bit in awe of was one of my basketball heroes, Andrew Gaze. Only shook his hand and spoke to him for a few minutes.
Most famous person you've seen - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:40:56
Hey that's pretty cool! How did you end up playing Wynton Rufer at table tennis? I've seen a few legit celebs but I don't really count thatas meeting them. I had all blacks Timu Tagaloa and Inga th...
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:35:49
the tragic
Should parents be forced to pay for tuition? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:23:25
This seems pretty straight forward to me based off that one article. She's an adult and has left home of her own free will. Her folks can no longer be held legally responsible for her. Plus she do...
Story Game - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:14:17
very beginning,
EDEB8.com worth over $1000 - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-06 07:09:37
Haha congrats!
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-04 06:46:38
Oh nothing, I was just thinking about something else. :)
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-04 06:42:19
Sad fulla.
Some Stats - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 23:06:48
I'd participate. It's tricky to do a lot of research and prep on the road, especially when I should be focussed on my actual class material so it may not be my best work but I'd still give it a crack....
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 22:52:23
Best version of this song. Ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPBpvy4m1I
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 22:35:19
Music is cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzDUi_L6MzA
Pets - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 22:26:05
I like Cats. We have three of them. (a Husband's insurance policy that backfired) I like most animals but I think I dig Cats' personalities the most. It lets you make vids like this one... http:/...
The Dinner Table - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 22:01:54
The thing that makes it really hard to win the "don't let Pinkie get the last comment" game is that whichever thread you comment on jumps right up to the top of the list, making it impossibl...
Some Stats - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 21:59:10
You know what might be a fun experiment... we should nominate a month, say, April, and then during that month, make a concerted effort to post as many debates around a specifically controversial topic...
What do you like about EDEB8? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 21:52:44
In the interests of full disclosure, I'm not a member of DDO or any other debate site for that matter. That being said, DDO tops the search rankings so I landed there first and have spent some time br...
Ukraine - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 05:28:53
It all begs the question... for the last century, certainly the last half anyway, the USA has been the dominant world player. China has emerged recently as being the heir apparent - it would be reason...
Ukraine - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-03 05:15:34
For some reason I've been watching a few docos on "countries" in the Caucasus Mountains recently... it's an interesting part of the world and pretty important from a world history perspectiv...
Ukraine - Posted by nzlockie 2014-03-02 08:31:23
Been watching this pretty closely. Pretty big move by Russia. I'll be interested to see what the official world reaction is.
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-28 06:50:47
Nzlockie likes this.
Cute animal pics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-28 02:43:13
Fake? Have you seen this meme? It's pretty funny. Just google, "oh hey you're home early" http://img.pandawhale.com/post-34598-cat-kitten-on-toilet-paper-mem-52UG.jpeg
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-28 02:36:27
Agreed. (Although I'd have to say, Olive's english is better than my Philipino!) Here's how I make what he's saying... "Despite what others say, the Bible is not outdated. It was relevant i...
The bible is not OUTDATED. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-28 02:21:11
To give you an opportunity to lift your post count.
Cute animal pics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-27 03:29:16
Not for soup no. Maybe cup-a-soup?
Banning. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-27 03:24:22
'ol Pinkie's planning something... going to go wild with your chainsaw?
Cute animal pics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-26 22:27:29
When they are that small they go to sleep really quickly if you hold them tight. It's like a pre-programmed response. You pick them up and tip them back in your hands, so that they're lying on their...
Cute animal pics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-26 00:15:44
Haha we used to breed rabbits and you can totally make them sleep like this: http://simplyadorableanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/cute_animals_25.jpg
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-26 00:11:46
He actually deserves a fair amount of praise for his musical ability. I can barely play this song as smooth as he plays it and that's without singing at the same time. He deserves the most praise for ...
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-26 00:09:59
Haha that was a bit unexpected from you! Here's something I thought you might like... I like this video on so many levels. My favourite bit is at 1:55 - Zap! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZ...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-25 03:35:40
Haha - one more! Oh man this is such a flashback for me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk
The best parables - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-25 03:05:50
What about this one! Back when it was legal to have two wives, a Man had one wife who was younger than him and one wife that was older. As the man grew older his hair started turning gray. His young...
The best parables - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-25 02:51:50
It's cool - I don't think either of you did. I was only making the point that focusing on the details of the parables is always an easy way of unknowingly distorting the "truth" of the story...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-25 02:25:42
Stereophonics and Rod Stewart - Gladrags and Handbags, a really commonly covered song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iumiHCm_vTg
The best parables - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-25 01:57:14
There's a danger in reading too much into any parable. One of the key elements to a parable is when the teller explains the intended lesson/moral. It is ESSENTIAL that people don't read anything else ...
The best parables - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-24 06:08:13
If we're doing non-christian ones, I like Aesop's Fable about the dog who won't let the barnyard animals eat hay during the famine. Basically, there's a famine and there's no meat. The barnyard ani...
The best parables - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-24 06:03:31
I've always been a fan of the parable of the sower. It's pretty well known even outside christian circles but basically it goes like this: A Sower is walking along and sowing seed out-skool stylez...
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-20 21:32:53
I didn't think you made posts like this?
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-19 07:34:39
I like counter points. I agree that one shouldn't sit idly... and I don't want to give the wrong impression that you have all the time in the world to find something you love - that's not true for m...
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 09:04:56
No offence taken here! I tell them they're idiots too. Nice but a little dim. Mate it's a cool time of life you're in, take your time choosing. But I'd say, if you're going to go to college you ...
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 08:37:28
Ugh. That's harsh.
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 08:29:07
What do YOU want to do when you finish school?
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 08:28:10
That was weird. I started HB Auto, yeah. The teaching just kind of happened over time until it got to the stage where now its my main gig. I don't really enjoy travelling so much so I'm looking to cha...
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 08:18:26
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 07:29:14
I teach locksmithing and kiwis are too smart, they know it all already. Obviously I spend the most time in Aussie and the US since those guys are a little slower. It's ok, I use lots of pictures.
Happy Birthday thread! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:54:09
Even spelled right! Mine is Jeremy - from Jeremiah.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:53:23
riiiiiighht.
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:52:31
5:50pm Tuesday. It's not late late, it's just late to still be at work. I'm all finished in Melbourne now and I have an early flight to Perth tomorrow morning. I'm going straight home to NZ from P...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:38:27
OK, here's another one. Probably not internationally known, but Paul Kelly is an old aussie legend since the 70s and his nephew Dan Kelly has a number of #1 hits under his belt. This is one of my f...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:33:53
Oh wow! really? I thought that was an awesome version! haha!
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:32:46
I'm having more fun trying to keep up with your postings but it's getting late I need to go back to my hotel.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:31:52
I was saying Yup about you saying Nope. I was agreeing with you. Yup.
Happy Birthday thread! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:31:10
cool. When we were growing up we only had birthdays on our 5th. Every other year we basically didn't do anything special, although Mum would usually make the birthday person's favourite dessert and we...
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:27:15
Not sure if this will work... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152561889208368&set=a.96106903367.107492.620313367&type=1&theater
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:25:36
wow, sounds like it's quite hard. She was pretty excited when she got to 24. Pretty sure I read somewhere that the developer has pulled it now right? So you can't download it anymore?
Happy Birthday thread! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:23:37
Wait what? I thought it was Lars' birthday? I hate birthdays so I don't ever tell anyone when mine is. Truth be told I actually forget most years until my wife reminds me.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:20:56
Yup.
Happy Birthday thread! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:16:00
Not sure if it's still your birthday bro but Happy B day anyway.
Flappy Bird - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:15:09
Yeah my facebook wall got bombarded with flappy bird stuff for a few days last week. I'm not really interested either. One of my mates said she'd played for several hours and finally got a high score ...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:11:25
Not super stars at all, but an awesome duet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLrC7e3vSv8
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:09:25
Hmmm. Something weird going on here. Now it's doing me the whole width reply box. Maybe ignore my previous post for now.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-18 06:07:39
The reply box is even smaller now? I'm using Chrome v32.0.1700 and IE v10
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-16 08:57:54
While you're at it, the ability to edit posts would be cool, although I realise there are a lot of reasons why you might have elected not to run that way.
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-16 08:56:57
Hey Admin, just a quick one for you: In all the browsers I use, This reply box is small, approximately 33% the width of the overall thread. I find this kind of annoying to type into. If everyone els...
Unschooling - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-16 08:45:57
I was Homeschooled for approximately half my time. (I went to High school but was home schooled before that) Admin is right when he says it's not common in NZ - less than 1% of the school age populat...
Forum Sigs - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-14 01:17:02
I like this thread.
Lie Detectors - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-13 19:43:29
Most of the methods I've heard off are based around the concept of messing with the base line. Causing the needle to spike when telling the truth makes it hard to tell when you're lying.
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-12 12:21:08
Sorry one other thing. As I reread our exchange it occurs to me that we might also be missing on the definition of "need". The only part we NEED from the bible is the salvation stuff. The re...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-12 12:09:59
I think you've missed what I was saying. The bible needed to be written for ALL people. If I'm a musician I'm going to really appreciate the subtle shades of gods character revealed by psalms; the gre...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-12 04:32:21
I see what you're saying and I think so... All the history recorded in the Bible is the history of Israel. Israel is God's chosen nation and plays an important part in representing us and our relati...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-12 00:57:16
And I'M glad that you still managed to find a way to get the last comment. I anxiously wait to see what the reply to THIS comment will be. I'm hoping it involves a picture.
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-12 00:56:05
Hmmm. I guess I'd answer that one with a no. The only part that statement that would give me pause would be some of the stuff that's in there as evidence for creation or examples of God's characte...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-11 20:47:25
Rebekah's right. I was saying that as Christians we believe the Bible tells us everything we NEED to know. Unfortunately a lot of Christians take that as meaning that if aliens were real, they would h...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-11 05:16:14
yep I know - and you could be right. All I'm saying is in my opinion it would wrong to say that you're coming to that conclusion because of something the Bible says or doesn't say. There's an outfi...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-11 04:19:14
We can think that, but the fact is that the Bible doesn't speak to it one way or the other. In my world that simply means that life in other universes, (or on other planets) simply can't be a vari...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-11 02:34:02
A lot of my Christian mates reckon that there can't possibly be other universes as the bible doesn't mention them. They make similar claims about Aliens within OUR universe. I dispute that reason...
Did the Universe begin to exist? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-11 00:45:44
Haha nice one. I'll bite. It began to exist. I'm defining the universe as everything we see today - stars, planets etc. Want to laugh even more? It began a little over 6000 years ago.
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-09 07:51:50
Same. Most of my maths is bit functions and I find a calculator better for that. Nice Hamburger or nice pizza?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-09 05:47:22
Skateboard. "First round is for acceptance" or stating your definitions or whatever in the rules?
Gender - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-08 11:41:22
Ugh. Personally I always think this stuff is PC gone mad, but yeah whatever.
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 21:13:37
It's like this... you find awesome duets done and post a link. Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wBxQVBozI
World Chess Championship - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 21:11:55
I think we understand eachother. You're right, I'm saying that checkers is more closed than chess. Because of the fact that you HAVE to jump given the chance, you don't even get the choice of risk...
What this forum is for - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 21:02:45
Haha thanks. I was always borught up to think critically, and when I look at the Bible and its message it DOES seem logical to me. (Lars is probably screaming) I do get that it requires faith to...
What this forum is for - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 19:32:00
That's really cool - thanks for that. I actually really appreciate what you've said there. Nobody likes being thought of as completely stupid, especially when the one area we disagree on is an area ...
World Chess Championship - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 08:21:53
When I said, "undo a move" I was more referring to the practice of "feeling out" an opponent's defence, making a couple of cheeky probes with a knight or something like that. You c...
3000 forum posts - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 07:59:55
Sorry, to be clear, I had shut down the original browser after the save - its not like I had two browsers open or anything. I wondered if it might a cookies thing? I've noticed that some changes...
3000 forum posts - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 07:53:33
Its not a big deal, I found that copying and pasting from ms word works really well with chrome, not so much with ie - so I use chrome now. I was going to nail down exactly what the deal was with th...
Awesome Duets thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 03:36:29
These should be Duets by two independently successful artists. Not that duets by unknowns aren't as cool but... oh ok fine. It can be duets by anyone then. Extra points for duets featuring artists ...
World Chess Championship - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 02:59:33
Hahaha I can't tell if you're joking or not!
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 02:23:45
Haha nice. As a Christian to live is Christ and to die is gain. I'd still choose life though, death is inevitable and will come eventually regardless. Passive entertainment, (Books/TV/Movies etc) ...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 01:27:11
definitely Night. You win an all expenses paid trip for 4, 3 weeks to NZ (or somewhere cool) or a brand new VW Golf. You can only have one. Which do you choose?
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-06 01:23:38
Nobody likes a tattle-tale! Anyway dad, she started it!
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 23:17:23
I don't know what she's talking about! 8)
World Chess Championship - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 23:10:49
lol, yup! With two good chess players, you really can't see who is winning until deep into the game. Because you are able to fake and feint, a "losing position" ce actually be a winning o...
How accurately does TV media represent the desires of the people? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 23:00:19
exactly.
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:58:31
Ta Daaa! Phew. Now, Adam Sandler or Adam Samberg?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:57:59
My fault, so my job to get rid of it... BUMP
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:57:43
My fault, so my job to get rid of it... BUMP
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:57:23
My fault, so my job to get rid of it... BUMP
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:56:55
My fault, so my job to get rid of it... BUMP
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:56:15
I'm with you. This thing is creeping me out. I didn't actually realise it would come up in the thread since the pic you posted hadn't.
World Chess Championship - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:20:33
I maintain that checkers is a harder game than chess. Mostly for the fact that in chess, if you stuff a move up you can take it back. In checkers once you're commited to a movement you have to see...
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:16:56
One of my top 3 favoutire artists is James Taylor. Carole King would be near the top too. A few years ago I got to see them both on this tour and they were awesome. Second best concert I've ever bee...
How accurately does TV media represent the desires of the people? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:12:50
By Media I'm including all media - not just news media. This has come up in a last couple of debates I've been involved in and it concerns me a little that if the media DOES speak for the people, t...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 22:05:26
Done right, Comedy. Done right, Scary makes me scared which I don't like. http://blog.worldswithoutend.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/stephen-king-it-clown.png - still makes me shudder. Adam S...
Where should you actually live? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 21:59:31
Finally got around to doing this, I got London. I can't help wondering what effect my choosing Destiny's child Beyonce had on that outcome...
What this forum is for - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 21:54:19
This was an interesting thread and provides an opportunity for a question I've always wanted to ask... Lars, do you see any Bible believing christians as being otherwise intelligent, logical and reas...
Where do you get your news from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 21:44:18
Ugh. So inefficent. You should get a wife. That's legal in NZ now by the way...
3000 forum posts - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 21:43:05
Also note that the Save draft function seems to only work if you use Chrome. In fact everything on this site works better if you use Chrome.
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 21:41:57
Long story...
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 20:43:13
GE Salmon?
Where do you get your news from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 03:39:54
I mostly get it from my wife. I don't mind admitting that I'll get a bunch of it from social media and TV as well. I know it's biased but the bias is pretty obvious and not hard to negate. I'm b...
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 03:36:46
Yeah I didn't really get that one either... just saying.
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 03:36:09
OK. I think I get it - it's like some of the election debates I watch on youtube right? They make a big point and then before they start on their next big point, they have a little back and forth? B...
Where does everyone hail from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 00:28:26
Yeah, funny as bro!
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 00:26:32
Huh? Is that it?
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-05 00:22:21
Good job. They cause cancer. Apparently.
CROSS EXAMINATION!!! - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-04 18:44:17
Yep! Also, how does CX work exactly?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-04 07:27:33
I can't do my flag debates without a bit of social d in the background! Touch screens? Have we done cats or dogs yet? Have now...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-04 02:32:00
TV. Music helps you concentrate or Music is a distraction?
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-04 01:43:17
I hate Apple. I use my Samsung for myself and my business, but I need an iPhone for a couple of apps that I beta test. I didn't have to pay for it so you know... I needed a phone for use overseas so t...
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-03 19:07:59
Doesn't look like any beach I've seen around Paraparam! Nice work though...
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-03 18:25:35
Its a pretty cool app but it only works on apple. Its basically a bunch of short quiz type games but the platform is really well done. If you use any i-devices I'd recommend it.
QuizUp? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-03 11:57:20
Does anyone here use QuizUp on their iphone?
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-01 07:34:14
Not really . I play bass so I do the harmony parts.
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-02-01 01:45:51
Ha! Cool! I reckon you might dig this one then? We're going to give this one a crack for the first time at church this weekend. If you saw our church you'd understand why I'm skeptical we'll pull it ...
Death - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 22:41:17
true.
Where does everyone hail from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 22:38:53
oh hahaha I totally didn't get that! In NZ we finish sentances we want you to agree with with an "a" (like Canada but with cooler accents) - I just thought you were doing that! Funny.
Death - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 22:33:39
right.
Where does everyone hail from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 22:32:13
Haha aside from the woman part - yeah!
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 22:27:33
Yeah it is. And look, I'm not saying this kind of thing can't happen everywhere. I'd put the guys who did this into the "mentally unstable" category and those people exist everywhere. All I'...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 14:33:28
This was one of them, http://m.koco.com/news/tulsa-police-locksmith-killed-after-unlocking-car/-/17423340/22228640/-/3dnv4tz/-/index.html I had met this guy several times. He was booked to attend my...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 14:24:00
Not usually targeted, we just have to work in some dodgy situations. Evictions are the worst, followed by repos, domestic disputes, search warrant executions etc. Most lockies in the USA carry a...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 10:04:59
Firstly, I'm from an agricultural country, I say this because I want you to understand that I don't hate guns, or fear them or anything like that. Guns are mostly seen as tools here, and it is very ra...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-31 04:52:35
Mercator. Keeping the cartography theme... The Hala'ib Triangle dispute. Who owns Hala'ib - Egypt or Sudan?
Should schools require students to bring iPads? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 22:29:21
Yep, that's true. This is the problem with taxes. Personally I don't mind paying for something I don't get direct benefit from because I still benefit indirectly. Plus there are certain things tha...
Death - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 22:25:27
I think people from both positions can legitimately be sad because someone they love has gone. For christians, it is sadness tinged with a silver lining that we'll see them again though.
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 22:23:14
*biggest
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 22:22:49
You don't actually have to have a dog. Just the signs. It is well known that the two single deterants to criminals are electricity and dogs.Even if they suspect the signs are fake, if they have a ch...
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 20:43:40
Do it.
Should schools require students to bring iPads? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 20:41:26
The down side is that you're paying for that iPad even if you don't have kids and you're paying for them over and over again regardless how many YOUR kids use, effectively paying for kids who lose,br...
Should schools require students to bring iPads? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 20:36:48
Not sure if you were replying to me, because I wasn't saying the parents would pay for them. I was saying that by doing it through taxes you could get a $500 iPad at a personal cost of something clo...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 19:09:39
If by that you mean that it dies with the body then I'd say you already a name for it, its the mind. "Soul" is a religious term and religion defines it as having eternality as one of its k...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 04:12:23
Haha love it. Obviously Captain Obvious! In the grand scheme of things was Stalin's impact on Russia more positive or negative?
Should schools require students to bring iPads? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 02:12:45
It's true that if the government pays for stuff like this it comes from taxes, but it is not the same as the Parents paying for it directly. The tax is on ALL workers, regardless of if they are pare...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 02:10:25
(Just checked, it's right there on the first page. #norepeatfail)
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-30 02:07:31
Pretty sure you did this one already... Larry. Which came first, Chicken or Egg?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 19:42:41
Windows! "Careless" or "To her door"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02XQ_Ttln9c or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaWGHBvpROA
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 10:55:02
I don't mind if it does that. If I could remember the exact wording of the topic I'd just create it myself and choose the right side this time. It's no biggie and not really worth changing IMO. N...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 09:05:13
Africa. Tanzania to be specific. Rather lose an arm or lose a leg?
3000 forum posts - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 08:10:23
Yeah! *glares as well*
Where does everyone hail from? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 08:03:51
I have a good friend who's a lockie in Seattle. He's pretty freaky looking though. Recovering drug addict and half his face is frozen. Really nice guy though.
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:55:52
Same! What's yours?
Official MLP Thread. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:54:26
Sigh.
Should schools require students to bring iPads? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:52:54
I think they have a place and kids SHOULD be exposed to them in school- but requiring parents to buy them is a bit crazy.
3000 forum posts - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:50:32
Yay! Now we should do some debates!
Bug Report - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:44:47
Maybe a bug? If you join a debate and then change your mind about which side to take and click "leave", it removes the debate completely. Maybe you intended it that way, its not a big dea...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:36:00
Haha sorry about that, nobody should have to subject themselves to that. Dreamworks. The animated movies are close, basically Nemo vs Shrek for me, but DreamWorks also did a ton of cool non animat...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 07:17:42
While you're at it, another nice trick is to put the big boxes that come with your shiny new toys outside somebody else's house for rubbish collection. You also want to make a special effort to bu...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-29 06:52:41
As in, they just want stuff. They are not specifically shopping for YOUR stuff, they'd be quite fine with your neighbor's instead. There's nothing personal about it. The #1 guide to avoiding bre...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 22:11:00
I work in Security and I see this kind of paranoia a lot. I have to always remind people, it's not personal! Unless you've done something really bad, the people breaking into your house are not hunti...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 22:03:53
Exactly. The pointier stick argument never ends. There is ALWAYS a pointier stick and it is usually in the hands of the criminals. Tighter gun control in NZ means that 99% of criminals don't need to c...
Gun ownership as a defence against crime is a stupid idea. - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 12:29:34
A gun is not a defensive weapon. It can only be used to intimidate or inflict harm, neither of which are defensive and both of which are just as likely to provoke an attack as they are to prevent one....
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 10:22:53
Piano. Least annoying voice, Fran Drescher or Kathy Lee Griffith?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 00:29:27
Coke I guess. Not that I drink either. East coast or West coast?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-28 00:02:34
Love poker! By the way, you're dreaming on the superman thing... Debate me on the topic or do something else? ;) http://www.edeb8.com/debate/the+Flash+would+beat+Superman+in+a+fight./
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-27 23:08:16
On a debating site? Debater. Flash vs Superman?
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-27 22:12:45
I can dig some instumentals but for the reasons stated above I do tend to be drawn more towards music with good lyrics. For me an instrumental needs to very clearly paint me an image of the scene/emo...
Awesome music thread - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-27 21:58:19
I mostly like music where the artist has something profound or interesting to say. For that reason I tend to be drawn to artists like Midnight Oil, Social D, Paul Kelly, Eddie Bricknell - that kind ...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-27 01:44:25
meh. Saturn. Human mission to mars - money well spent or not?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-27 00:23:50
Her Majesty, obviously! Ice Hockey or Basketball?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-26 10:15:25
Table Tennis. Ends justify the means or no?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-26 08:41:32
Lewis Carroll. Easy. Narnia or Hogwarts
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-26 06:56:40
Playing! Spaghetti or macaroni?
Greatest military commander in history - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-25 09:38:16
I'll take Robert E Lee in my team. Based on working successfully from a losing position, and taking into account leadership qualities that earned genuine respect from both sides. My #2 goes to Rom...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-25 06:18:55
I think the bible makes it pretty clear that the physical body is gone once you die. So the clothes definitely represent that. The mind is a little less clear. A strong case could be made that some ...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-25 06:18:51
I think the bible makes it pretty clear that the physical body is gone once you die. So the clothes definitely represent that. The mind is a little less clear. A strong case could be made that some ...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-25 06:08:28
Yes.
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-24 22:53:14
I would take Syria or somalia over both those options.
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-24 22:46:07
Not really. It would be more like the human person is like a mannequin in a store. When we die its like the clothes are destroyed leaving only the wire framing behind. The bible says that after deat...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-24 08:22:49
Sorry, just to clarify... You can ONLY know what part of you comprises the "soul" once the rest has been stripped away. Guessing now is pure speculation. To answer the original question,...
Is There A Soul? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-24 08:11:58
I think the "Soul" is simply an acknowledgement that we humans have an eternal component. Exactly what it looks like, or what parts of our personality/mind/body it might include is only disc...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-23 11:20:25
Doco. Jeff or Geoff?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-20 18:46:21
Indoors. Survivor or amazing race?
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-20 05:56:28
And the birdman kills it.
Three wishes - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-19 07:16:20
Actually I don't know if I'd want to hear his explanation... I'd wish for the ability to pause, forward and rewind time. I'd wish that I won a globally recognized prize which meant I never had to pa...
Money & Religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-18 23:27:22
* Boreans. Nice one, that's the same as our church.
Money & Religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-17 08:24:13
I guess I can see why people who are giving as part of a religion would want to impose restrictions on their giving. They are not simply "donating", they are using their money for God's glor...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-17 07:36:31
ANDROID! Rocky or Rambo?
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 22:35:06
Haha yeah I remember those ones! Love it.
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 20:44:29
Haha yeah I remember those ones! Love it.
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 20:43:02
Ugh. Super cars. Beer or wine? (Hot day)
Money & Religion - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 18:07:06
I see nothing wrong with a tithe - its an idea supported by scripture, although it is a matter between the individual and God, the church shouldn't force it. Yes the churches can spend their money ...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 17:51:03
Pie, but I'm in nz so that means something different here... Rugby or Soccer? (To watch)
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 17:37:10
*who
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 17:36:37
Its basically how every one of my adventures started... Obviously after we'd all spent 30mins fighting over shoot to be the thief...
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 10:19:15
"You find yourself in a room. To the East there is a door. To the North there is a window. In one corner of the room there is a small wooden box. You have no idea where you are or how you got the...
This or that - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-16 10:15:15
Facebook. Marvel or DC?
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-15 06:10:31
Oops double post.
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-15 06:09:58
Haha good luck getting the digital generation to play d&d... " what we have to use our imagination?"
Anyone here played D&D before? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-15 06:07:17
Haha good luck getting the digital generation to play d&d... " what we have to use our imagination?"
Favorite Shakespeare Play - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-15 03:46:50
As you like it. I much prefer the comedies.
Achievement Unlocked - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-14 03:06:16
#calledit
Achievement Unlocked - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-14 01:44:01
It was there. There'll probably be another one along in a minute.
Achievement Unlocked - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-14 01:36:30
... there it is!
Achievement Unlocked - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-13 06:31:41
wait for it...
possible new feature? - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-09 21:52:26
How about trying a "twitter debate"? Character limit of 140 and the number of rounds might need to be increased as well, probably to about 8-10. Probably just be used for lighthearted ...
New Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-04 19:25:39
That songs are improved when cowbell is added?
New Topics - Posted by nzlockie 2014-01-04 09:05:40
Needs more cowbell?
Gun Control - Posted by nzlockie 2013-12-30 00:22:23
Did this debate ever happen? I would liked to have seen that one...
What do you think of this? - Posted by nzlockie 2013-12-30 00:08:30
That IS pretty cool. So would that mean that they would need to work together, splitting rounds like a team? Or are they independent but argueing the same side?
Where does everyone hail from? - Posted by nzlockie 2013-12-03 12:39:55
Hey kids, just thought I'd say hi. I was bored the other day and stumbled onto the other debate site. Never knew such a thing existed but spent a pleasant few hours reading through the various topics....