cwazy
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January 11th, 2018 at 11:00:26 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

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Looking at the corners again, easily there is enough "flatness" to stand on their ends. That die probably hit the other and instead of falling over, the die sitting flat blocked it and it rocked back without enough momentum to fall all the way back over.



I can tell you that it didn't hit the other on its way to falling over. It was rolling over (slowly) and then just stopped. Anyway, they are designed to not do that - it's hard to tell with all the scratches on the glass but if you've seen these dice in person, I think you'd agree that they should always fall off the corners.

I guess the only way to know for sure is to run the analysis, assuming they haven't changed these dice out.
onenickelmiracle
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January 11th, 2018 at 12:29:27 PM permalink
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1. My reply to you was that your comment was borderline “racist” (btw, being a racist does not equate to being a bigot because one can be a bigot and not a racist) - you didn’t grow up being on the receiving end of “Chinese” comments (where Chinese when used as an adjective was meant in a derogatory manner or as an ethnic slur).

2. The “bigoted” comment was directed to the person who thought making ethnic jokes was “funny”. Just ask Jay Leno if he thinks ethnic jokes are “funny”.

3. I am not responsible if you lack the intelligence or sensitivity that “Chinese” when used as an adjective is considered racist in the context you employed. Whether you intended offense is irrelevant - this is 2018, not the 1950’s.

The bottomline is your (borderline racist) comment in the context it was written is offensive.

Jay Leno is not funny whatsoever. As you should know by now, it's an inside joke on this forum, as well as being a bigot is an inside joke. Don't take it literally. As you can understand, there is nothing in the picture to indicate the dice are Chinese, so the comment must refer to something else. The humor is because the comment is absurd, it makes zero sense, beyond being sarcastic to gripes about losing in black jack, because the cards are Chinese.
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Ibeatyouraces
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January 11th, 2018 at 1:22:22 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Jay Leno is not funny whatsoever.


Lies!!!
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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January 11th, 2018 at 1:33:09 PM permalink
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You are trying to make a distinction between:
(a) someone who makes an offensive remark in a joking manner knowing it is offensive

and

(b) someone who makes an offensive remark in a joking manner but is ignorant said remark is offensive



I disagree. You are looking for the opportunity to be offended. I can see your initial concern, as the remark is out of context in this thread, but now you're just defensive.
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January 11th, 2018 at 1:52:50 PM permalink
This is what happens when an inside joke goes outside. Women start marching with vaginas on their heads.
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January 11th, 2018 at 2:01:09 PM permalink
Why doesn't the machine roll the dice again if it gets stuck in a weird position like that? Gaming regulations?
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January 11th, 2018 at 2:01:59 PM permalink
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This is what happens when an inside joke goes outside. Women start marching with vaginas on their heads.



Ouch. I hurt myself laughing. Really.

I'm not going to hold it against you. Ever.
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January 11th, 2018 at 2:08:46 PM permalink
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Why doesn't the machine roll the dice again if it gets stuck in a weird position like that? Gaming regulations?



Usually it will but sometimes it shuts down and requires a tech to restart.
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January 16th, 2018 at 3:13:36 PM permalink
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I disagree. You are looking for the opportunity to be offended. I can see your initial concern, as the remark is out of context in this thread, but now you're just defensive.



No, it’s just you used the often tried “precedent” argument (which doesn’t hold water). In the past “White” Southern folks would lynch “Negroes” or “Colored folks” and would justify the behavior because other Southners would had done the same before; recall, you are the one who raised the issues of double standards. One standard for the people who did the “lynching”, and another standard for the one being lynched. It’s exactly your inside joke argument — you tried to justify the comment saying it’s acceptable. Lynching is not acceptable no matter if there was a buddy system that condones it and neither is making offensive “Chinese” slurs (the ignorance notwithstanding).

For the record, I am not Chinese but many racists thought I was Chinese and would deliberately direct Chinese slurs towards me. Other racists thought I was Japanese. And other racists thought I was Korean.

For the record, the use of “Chinese” as a racial slur has been in the American lexicon since about the 1860’s (I know since I researched it in college). It’s sad that it’s 2018 and this site condones ethnic slurs by saying “it’s an inside joke” or that it should be obvious that this buddy system has agreed this ethnic slur is acceptable. Lynching negroes or colored folks was acceptable for a long time in the South.

So I’m not one bit surprised after learning of the buddy system that you would play the “I’m being defensive” card. Maybe it’s because you’re insensitive because your use of precedent argument was more offensive than said comment.

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January 16th, 2018 at 3:48:38 PM permalink
Quote: CAD2

It is not a “joke” unless you are a bigot. Jokes about nationalities or race or ethnicity are not funny - you can ask Jay Leno.

For too long, Americans were using “Chinese” (as a nationality or race or ethnicity) to make fun of the situation.

It’s in the American lexicon:
“Chinese” home run
“Chinese” fire drill

And if you weren’t so bigoted in your views, you should have known there are such things as Chinese Dice (try Google).



You forgot about the Chinese Downhill in “Hot Dog The Movie”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qe3HBqFhTU

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