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by SecondTalon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 2525

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

“We have no idea where you came from, but there’s a 80% chance you are a very good boy”
by SecondTalon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: FAO ExplainXKCD wiki
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: FAO ExplainXKCD wiki

I understand this is the most direct method you can think of... But you’re still putting a poster of your complaints on Yum! Center about FedEx deliveries to a Kroger regarding their Taco Bell related items. (Yum! being the corporate entity that owns Taco Bell, KFC, and others; the Yum! Center being...
by SecondTalon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: FAO ExplainXKCD wiki
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: FAO ExplainXKCD wiki

Yeah. This is basically for http://www.xkcd.com and forums.xkcd.com problems. Services for fora.xkcd.com isn’t assured, and that simply redirects to forums.xkcd.com We really can’t help you with a ReCaptcha problem on ExplainXKCD wiki. You would need to contact ReCaptcha for assistance. The problem ...
by SecondTalon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

The Pope is a High Priest , but no one would call him that. That Zuri is not explicitly named High Priest does not stop him from holding the role. There’s pretty clearly religious overtones to everything he does, and he seems to run the show. Part of running the show is delegation of things, like d...
by SecondTalon
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

And then she basically gave him a tour of their stuff? I mean, secrecy seemed to be a hit and miss thing. Sometimes they cared, sometimes they didn't. Not Wakanda secret from Ross. Keep Ross a secret from Wakanda. Outside the Royals, until the shit hit the fan - who did he interact with? Regard...
by SecondTalon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 3943

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

Today's post reminded me of something I've wondered about before: is there any way for us to know exactly how fast we're actually going, in some sort of absolute terms? The idea came from a friend of mine and I joking about a time machine, how even a few seconds forward or backwards in time would i...
by SecondTalon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

Jorpho wrote:
natraj wrote:but let a black girl do it and it's a problem.
Welp, nevermind, guess we can't have that conversation.

Oh, hey Jorpho. Say shit like this in a similar context again without also demonstrating a clear understanding of race relations (particularly in the 1500-2000 eras) and you're off the forum.
by SecondTalon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

That made absolutely zero sense to me. What possible reason do you have for not immediately shooting Klaue? At best - you kill him and you have the gratitude of your partner, and if you want to off her you still have the chance to do so while she's grateful and not considering protecting hersel...
by SecondTalon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

Yeah, remind me again how many American blockbusters with an almost entirely black cast even exist?

Or how many American films with an almost entirely black cast being aimed at the general moviegoing public exist?
by SecondTalon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 2973

Re: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)

You can hardly avoid the subject with American history to be fair, what with the civil war that happened, and the ~ 20% of Americans living today descended from slaves. and precisely how the fuck can British history ignore the slave trade? Like, is it just lost in the cracks of all the other repreh...
by SecondTalon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 2973

Re: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)

I thought even the latest and greatest textbooks still paper over the darker parts of American History? Are you saying the UK is even worse than that? Apparently? I went to a rural school in Kentucky and still managed to come out of it with a "The US did a whole bunch of slavery to the point t...
by SecondTalon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 2973

Re: Black Panther

CorruptUser wrote:I'm almost morbidly curious as to what you learned about Britain and India...

TEA WAS SHARED NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED
by SecondTalon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney, Fox, MCU
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Disney, Fox, MCU

Or a time traveling telepathic warrior from the future with an impulsive idiot sidekick retcons reality.
by SecondTalon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 2973

Re: Black Panther

rmsgrey wrote:Even during that 200 year period, the slave trade was a relatively minor part of British history -

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by SecondTalon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Compare and contrast.

And SomethingPositive uses positively unobtrusive ads.

Yet the ads look like distracting dogshit.

Spoiler:
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by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Why don't you get on foonetic and ask him yourself?
by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha No they wouldn't. Web ads pay garbage. Even on high visit sites, the only way to make any money is to deal with sketchy ads that are half scams. At absolute best, ads pay to keep the server running. And even then, what's the point? Who the he...
by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

That's a good way of putting it. The comics just exist to sell T-shirts
by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Randall is tech minded and, right or wrong, assumes his audience is also at least minimally tech minded. Minimally tech minded people know to install adblockers. He's not getting revenue he wouldn't get anyway. This isn't "leaving money on the table", this is not shaking down someone for s...
by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 186
Views: 8943

Re: Black Panther

Yes, there are bits that are relevant to British history, but the worst excesses of British colonial history center around India, not Africa. Um, are you for serious right now? They were bad in different ways, but you can't say it was worse than Africa/Caribbean. Of course, I have come across peopl...
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should schools have police alarms?
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Should schools have police alarms?

The fuck is the point of a police alarm? Fire alarms make sense. A building on fire can take hours to get structural damage. Even in cases where the structure is just gone, completely in flames in minutes, the surroundings don't also go up in moments and need a line to keep the fire from spreading. ...
by SecondTalon
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Altered Carbonara
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: Altered Carbon

I liked Poe. A lot.
by SecondTalon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2824117

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Which helps someone using Windows 10..... how, exactly? Please, describe in detail how it helps a Windows 10 user. Use as many small words as you feel necessary. I want to know, precisely, how something for Windows 7 and 8/.1 used to prevent an unexpected Windows 10 installation assists a Windows 10...
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13359
Views: 1368473

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I suspect SecondTalon is rhotic.... RoadToElDorado.Gif I'm from an area where mostly Southern and Midwestern, but a little Northern and Appalachian mash together, with Seasame Street slammed on top. I don't know what the fuck my accent and dialect are. "Yes" is probably the best answer. I...
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13359
Views: 1368473

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Hmmmm..... I don't believe I've ever heard the sort of person who pronounces water "warter" use the word parse.

At any rate, sure, USAsians say it like that dialect says pass. Probably.
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13359
Views: 1368473

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Southern English what now? Southern England English, or Southern US English? Southern Australian English?

At any rate, pass and parse don't rhyme. Farce and parse do. Or the first part of Larceny. Parseny.
by SecondTalon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 2525

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

FWIW, what these kits are doing isn't THAT complicated. I can't make any claims about which has a better database, but pointing to probable ethnic groupings of heritage is not something that requires a terribly complicated set of molecular tools or database queries. The devils in the details, I sup...
by SecondTalon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 2525

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

Does anyone know any sources that explain how they gather data for the results? A relative of mine, with Mexican heritage, recently posted results to face book, and I thought it was interesting there wasn't a Spanish or Iberian category, but "Celtic/English" and "North African",...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2383

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Pfft. Mxyzptlk is easy.

Mykyla is hard.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2383

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

It's a mashing of Rene and Esme in to one name.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2383

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Of course, Pamela, Fiona, Jessica and Vanessa were invented names too.

The only difference between a stupid new name and a generic name is time.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2383

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

by SecondTalon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279739

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Pappy and Sam's Choice Cola Because that bartender will NEVER forget you. If you don't know what Pappy Van Winkle or Sam's Choice Cola is.... imagine someone ordered a pound of caviar to be served on kerosene soaked white bread. That's what that order is. Though in fairness, any sentence that starts...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2276

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Genitalia cause masturbation. Brains cause intellectual masturbation.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2276

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

CorruptUser wrote:As for consent, they were sued multiple times, and in each time they managed to prove consent...

Not each time
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 228335

Re: The worst film you've seen

Torture-porn. Saw and it's ilk are torture-porn.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Fish, like goldfish, have decent memories. They use them to remember shit that's important to fish. I recall reading of a study that conditioned goldfish to respond to a sound for feeding. They were then released to a pond and left alone for five or six months, then had the sound re-introduced. They...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2276

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

In the last 20 years - basically the start of the professional Web Only porn companies now - I am aware of three US videos total, two US women total, who were underage in a pornographic video released on a US website. The women provided false identification thought they also state that no one really...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2276

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

How about you wait until I'm goddamn done splitting this shit out on a fucking phone before complaining?

Because doing it makes me really really fucking irritated.


Note to self:Lock threads when splitting.



... sorry, Mutex. I let my irritation get the better of me.
by SecondTalon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 466568

Re: Therian Saga

It's Scheduling : The Game!

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