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by omgryebread
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 65
Views: 5023

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

As anyone who's played PUBG should know, it's a pan you want to bring to a gun fight, not a lid.
by omgryebread
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1142
Views: 176899

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

XV is a ridiculous amount of fun. Its in that weird spot where I won't say it's better than most others in the series, but I'm certainly enjoying it more than any other numbered one except XII. I'm not super far in the story, especially now because I've gotten to the arena and can't stop betting on ...
by omgryebread
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704049

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think, and as a person I hate to say this, but Democrats need to give up guns. To me, that's fucking terrible to do, but all their work hasn't accomplished anything, and it doesn't seem to be a big driver for Dems. I don't know that many people will stay home, but I think it could definitely break...
by omgryebread
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704049

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's looking a lot like Clinton will win the popular vote. That at least gives me some tiny shred of hope that the country isn't irrevocably broken. Just large parts of it.
by omgryebread
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704049

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Republican alternative isn't completely horrible. They are also going to have marketplaces (although they don't like the nation-wide marketplace. They want a state-by-state marketplace) and are removing the individual mandate. So we get to test the theory on whether or not we really need the in...
by omgryebread
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704049

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah. Though Brexit hasn't actually happened (if it ever does). We have an exact date on government control. Hope nobody got too attached to their Obama care coverage relatedly. Republican majorities in both houses of congress, plus the presidency. Guess we may see what they do when they're not lit...
by omgryebread
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704049

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't think I've ever been actually ashamed of my country until now. I don't know if I love America anymore, because it clearly doesn't love me.
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I think people ignore that a major reason for opposing a switch in our voting system is that FPTP isn't as terrible as its made out to be. Or rather, the other solutions aren't so amazing. Let's say we have 100 voters. Alice is running as the Democrat, Bob is a Green party candidate, and Claire is a...
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I take it the state governments are also too much two-party systems to (have to) negotiate legislation that makes it easier to vote for everyone? Actually, what voting systems do the individual states have? Are they all (country-based) FPTP like the general election? 3 states have a two-round votin...
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

You think Gary Johnson is the one to help American democracy? Well do you think money in politics is a problem? Because Gary Johnson doesn't, he supports the Citizens United decision. I won't speak to whether Gary Johnson thinks money in politics is a problem, because I have no clue. Ignoring the o...
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Covane wrote:anyone rattling sabers at Russia isn't fit to hold the power of nukes, that's for sure.
Yeah, I mean giving up sections of Eastern European countries to tyrants has always been a solid foreign policy.
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Can someone explain to me the appeal behind either third party candidate? Seriously. I'm not voting for Hillary over them because she's more likely to win (I live in MD.) I'm voting for her because both Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are stunningly unqualified. Jill Stein has no political experience. S...
by omgryebread
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

How about people more or less uninvolved in the issue (as much as such is possible in this case) complaining about missing their prescribed dose of entertainment? A "prescribed dose" is the amount of medicine that a doctor has told a patient they need to take for some valid medical reason...
by omgryebread
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61943

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Not exactly the answer I was hoping for. I don't really like the idea of famous/popular people advocating politicians, I don't think "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language" is the place to do that, and (as mentioned before) this also means no actual comic for today. Not to me...
by omgryebread
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 58451

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

So if you put sails or turbines on top of a cargo ship, where do you put the cargo? Same place you did on a sailing cargo ship. Above it. In the specific case we were discussing, the sail is a kite, and the feed mechanism is a small structure in the bow, forward of efficient cargo space. Kites are ...
by omgryebread
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 58451

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

So if you put sails or turbines on top of a cargo ship, where do you put the cargo?
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 25684

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

That's not arguing that it wouldn't be better for purposes of clear communication as I said (and you quoted). That's arguing that there are other purposes. And sure, clear communication is not the only purpose of language, but it's a very important purpose of it, and while I have no objection to so...
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 58451

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

HES wrote:
omgryebread wrote:So not only would a ship need to be computer controlled for navigation[...]

Much like they already are?
Yeah, my point is that is the easiest part of automating a ship. We aren't even quite there yet, though a lot of the functions of the actual navigator could be done remotely.
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 58451

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Regarding robot ships, I think we are a very long way away from those being practical, much further than cars. You'd save on crew (which costs quite a lot. You have to pay the crew and officers, pay for any visas they need, pay for food, travel expenses for them to meet the ship, etc), but you'd los...
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 25684

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

If anything, fashion police and grammar police are opposites. Fashion police are putting their views on style ahead of pragmatism. The time and money spent on things that are considered fashionable can come at the expense of more practical things. (Not to say there can't be value in wearing them on...
by omgryebread
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 25684

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

I wonder if people complained about the word "awful" when that underwent a semantic change. That one actually erased the old meaning as well, unlike "literally". The additional meaning for "literally" is pretty cool. It's an intensifier, but one that can only be used fo...
by omgryebread
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

As I've explained earlier, its about very much about politics, not about issues. Milo Yiannopoulos praised #GamerGate , therefore, he is pro#GamerGate. Milo: Yeah, as I said, it’s everywhere and gaming is one of the last industries to get affected by it, in fact. What’s different, though, is I’ve n...
by omgryebread
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/23/gawker-our-advertisers-are-scum-who-needs-them-anyway/ Just one example of what GamerGate supporters actually talk about. First was Sam Biddle calling for nerds to be viciously bullied, which led to email campaigns convincing Intel, Mercedes-Benz, and Adobe to pull...
by omgryebread
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

But this technique of arguing what the other side is saying, only so that you can tear it down? This is the classic straw man fallacy . A formal fallacy that honestly doesn't further debate in the slightest. I argue, that it is the constant strawman arguments that have escalated this matter to the ...
by omgryebread
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

Lets try that again. I try not to characterize anti-#GamerGaters, and you try not to characterize #GamerGate. These sorts of discussions work best when biases, characterizations, and strawmen are left at the door. Those distractions only serve to stoke the flames of war. I've shortcut my language a...
by omgryebread
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

So I admit that anti#GamerGate is composed of different people. And I'd like you to admit that #GamerGate is also composed of different people. Sure thing. #Gamergate is a misogynistic movement far more concerned with maintaining the status quo in the video game community and keeping it hostile to ...
by omgryebread
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

GG was always about how gaming is changing. There is more diversity in games, GGers don't want that. Sites like Kotaku are pushing for more diversity, are covering representation and politics in video games, and GGers don't want that. Dude, #GamerGaters funded the TFYC Game Jam Indiegogo page in li...
by omgryebread
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113278

Re: Gamergate

Because it means *they* won. You know, the people who bullied and belittled you, who never put in the hours and decades of play that you did - now they get to call themselves gamers? They're fakers. They can't tell an N64 from a Commadore 64. They didn't put in the same time, same effort, same ener...
by omgryebread
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Civilian-enforced traffic laws
Replies: 60
Views: 15420

Re: Civilian-enforced traffic laws

I am against the use of traffic cameras. I believe they are unconstitutional (obviously this only applies to the U.S.), in contradiction to the right of the accused to face their accuser, the so-called Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment. Aside from Azrael's objections that this would preclud...
by omgryebread
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What makes a RPG a RPG?
Replies: 183
Views: 22184

Re: Your video game ideas

That kind of brings me back around to the whole issue of the "quests and leveling" model of RPGs, but I think that's a whole other can of worms that I won't bore you with right now. If you don't feel like typing it out, that's fine, but I'm actually interested in your thoughts here. I com...
by omgryebread
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 27950

Re: Scottish Independence

Scotland is running a structural deficit now. In 2012, their deficit as % of GDP was greater than the UK's as a whole. GDP is also a poor measure of Scotland's wealth. GDP measures the gross of all economic activity in the country, but since many of Scotland's industries are foreign-owned, it's wort...
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 27950

Re: Scottish Independence

First off, Scotland leaving the UK will make essentially no difference to the party political makeup of Westminster (The UK parlement). If you remove Scottish MPs from Westminster since 1945, you would only have had 2.5 years more Conservative Governments. (I'd post links, but they're getting my po...
by omgryebread
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:57 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 74773

Re: The "What-If?" Book

I just got mine, and it's great and all, nothing to report, I'm too dumb to notice mistakes, but I did want to chime in about the UK vs US version. It's called a co-edition and it's really just a matter of logistics and business. For one, exporting/importing books is really dumb. They're cheap to pr...
by omgryebread
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 16576

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

So, after all the "oh noes, the rebels are taking bodies snd flight recorders somewhere! They are not letting experts near wreckage!!" hand-wringing, it turns out that: 1. OSCE experts are working on the crash site. In fact, foreign represenratives have been there since last week. They've...
by omgryebread
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female thor
Replies: 124
Views: 21646

Re: [WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female

Yes, I'm well aware that comic logic doesn't always have to make sense. And yes, I know Mjolnir is the source of "Marvel Thor" power. That's not my problem. My problem... is that Female Thor is almost explicitly a "Oh snap, we forgot about women. Lets genderswap someone and call it a...
by omgryebread
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 27035

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

[ It might be that different groups of humans are biologically different. (Which really ties into Nicholas Wade's recent book "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History," a topic that deserves its own thread.) You mean the book that claims anthropology isn't scientifically r...
by omgryebread
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882321

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

But is there an official difference between Majority Leader and Minority Leader, except the size of their parties? Parties basically have a leadership of two or three individuals in each chamber. The only position in the House of Representatives that's mentioned in the Constitution is the Speaker o...
by omgryebread
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730336

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yet if someone slips and falls on my property, I'm liable regardless of whether or not the person was allowed on it. If you were negligent for some reason (you failed to clear ice from your property, or the floors were wet) and you were aware of the trespasser or you knew trespass was frequent, yes...
by omgryebread
Tue May 27, 2014 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 38439

Re: Isla Vista shooting

? Black or African American alone, percent definition and source info Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a) 13.1% American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a) 1.2% Asian alone, percent definition ...
by omgryebread
Wed May 21, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355438

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But they're so hyper and disorderly! Toddlers shouldn't act like that! Pretty much, and for anyone under 16 I'd be weary of giving drugs to correct a personality that is still growing. Slap the parents and the kid, tell the kid unlike what you've been told the world doesn't revolve around you. Sure...

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