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by addams
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warming?
Replies: 1714
Views: 284325

Re: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warmi

addams, I don't typically do this, but ... well... As long as I am writing weird shit no one will read; While I must admit that the current discussion came about as a direct answer to the titular question, it is entirely irrelevant to the actual topic. For all practical purposes, answering the ques...
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 79613
Views: 5047660

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2710082

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sungura? I am so sorry the hospital sent you that letter. Yes. As the poster above me wrote, "That Sucks." Bleeding? Poor Baby. Painful menses is common and it IS considered normal. It may be Normal, BUT! Hey! Normal? What is normal? This is the 21st Century! You were treated in a way that...
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2038
Views: 592459

Re: Something on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4niz8TfY794 For those Music junkies out there. Beautiful. Well done. Interesting. Thank you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU7iYYpSrlo Our machines allow us to see the world as it really is. Is it Art? Is it Soup? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-o6e57AEGo The wings ...
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 789962

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/texas-swat-team-conducts-_n_3764951.html A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search. Members of the local police raiding party had a search...
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 24195

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

The fact is, we can predict exactly what people will use goggles for. There is little room for surprise here, because there's nothing really new here. It's a smart phone with a face mount. People will use it like a smart phone, except they'll have it in front of their face all the time. Oh I agree....
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28327
Views: 2713464

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Taking a bike i had no means to secure to a busy shopping center with a bunch of teenagers hanging around and in it was probably not the brightest idea, in hindsight :D You could always improvised a theft deterrence system with a block of modelling clay, an alarm clock, and some pipe cleaners. :P A...
by addams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President
Replies: 285
Views: 56777

Re: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President

Now the MB have said that any member of the police or army who doesn't desert is responsible and so a legitimate target. Source? It was from a MB high-up on al-Watan. Hey! Wait a minute. Just wait. I think the first half makes sense. The second half is Stupid. Target? Target of what? Love Bombs? Th...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

I've got evidence on my side that tighter regulations of how and why antibiotics are used helps prevent resistance. Of course, you have to remember that a lot of these weren't developed until after resistance started becoming a problem, so it's not surprising that we still have superbugs around. ht...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28327
Views: 2713464

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

On the plus side (however minimal) I got to see a "Her weird ammo hoarding secret revealed!" ad which made me chuckle. The Feds Don't Like Her! Hoard 40,000 rounds with one weird trick discovered by a mom! *twitch* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/leonard-lance-tea-party_n_3540671...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6894150

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

This may interest you: http://german.about.com/library/blname_reg.htm ok. That stuff is funny. Reflect the Gender of the child? ok. Suffixes abound. Not endanger the child? ok. How do you do That? With a name? Well; Who has a special Indian Name? Do you? Have you ever known any one that had a suffi...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6894150

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

shite together is funny. has anyone been locked out of a hotmail account because microsoft believes someone else might be using it? I flippin cant get back in! they say the information i provided wasnt enough. ive had that account for years. work might be at stake. please help. gracias Hell-o; I ca...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2038
Views: 592459

Re: Something on Youtube

Seems like this should go here: http://youtu.be/VDbm4hpVs58 This thread began with the following sentence. Official video thread. Please post links and discussion here, so as to avoid a proliferation of such threads. Thank you. Do you want to discuss that YouTube video? It is not unusual for human ...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President
Replies: 285
Views: 56777

Re: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President

Same. Both have reasons to exaggerate. So I'd say it's not terribly bad. Egypt is bitterly divided however. My fear is strongman organization being the only way to restore order. oh. I am so sorry. Strongman? What do you mean? I had to learn a story one time. It was a History story. The people that...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

ok off topic but, why can't we just evolve better antibiotics at same rate (of faster) as bacteria evolves? Is it that superbugs you grow in a lab to use to strengthen your antibiotics aren't the same as superbugs that are out in the wild? So if your lab superbug becomes resistant by adaption 'A' y...
by addams
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 11564

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

LEGOs + alcohol = Awesomeness. Doubly so the next day when you survey your star-houseboatcopter-ship. When it comes to toys I just think of my favorite Doctor Who quote: "There's no point in being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes." Fun? oh. Fun is so important. What would be th...
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 79613
Views: 5047660

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14287
Views: 2026971

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

Not all judges are like that.
Some are True believers, that is true.

They have a hard job, too.
Some judges are better than others.
Like any other profession.
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12484

Re: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed

Yes. ID theft is more of a problem than voter fraud. Voter fraud is laughable. So, are elections. You and you and you and me; We know. The votes I cast are not the votes that count. That may be good news. Have you met The People. Petty and small minded bunch. Mouthy, too. The election season could b...
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28327
Views: 2713464

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

So, bolt cutters. Yet another tool I'm going to have to carry with me whenever I cycle in to work. Can you just keep some in the bottom of your desk, or something (if you have a desk)? oh. Good Grief. What is the matter with us? It is fun to have tools. To be constantly preparing for our fellow hum...
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Toys as an Adult
Replies: 44
Views: 11564

Re: Playing With Toys as an Adult

Play is an important part of being human. In the Natural World humans would be in the company of humans of a variety of ages. It is fun to play. I did not play with toys, much. Not as a child. As an Adult. Whew Hew! Fun! Toys! It is nice to have someone to play with. Jet Skis are a toy. Any kind of ...
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308584

Re: Today I Learned

That there is a condition called "general paralysis of the insane". It's a form of neurosyphillis so presumably not very common anymore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurosyphilis This ugly little problem can come back around and Bite us. It may not be common at all where you come from. I...
by addams
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Private Health Insurance is not Fair. It is Expensive! It was FOR PROFIT. People pay for Protection. People pay for the right to receive care. What Really Happens? For some it works out fine. For people that work for the government it works out better than for those that don't. It is a Great Profit ...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14287
Views: 2026971

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

Funny News?
It will not make the Headlines anywhere.
I am shook.
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 16223

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPH4LRASWbo There may be help from above. If you believe we are lost in a void. It is ok with me. Together we are in Bad Company? The one thing I have some control over is who I am. I don't want to be bad company. You? I read a book on Etiquette. I need to practice...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12484

Re: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed

Yes! xkcd speaks with a single voice. Photo ID is a right and a privilege. Voting is a right and a privilege. Let these two things walk hand in hand. It is nice to vote. Let the people vote. Some academic could do something with the data. I think the votes are cast and then discarded. It is still fu...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

At the most fundamental level All things are equal. All stuff is Star stuff. If all things are equal, they are the same thing. It's that simple. So, you have the same thing in a mixed state. It's OK, it happens. But you have no observer to determine if the cat is dead. Because if you have an observ...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Bastards? Spherical Bastards? Equal from all sides? Could we get a Government Grant for that? The Bastards seem to have no problem with their grant proposals. All things might not be equal. What do you think? I think that "spherical bastards" are scientific (they are the first-order appro...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14287
Views: 2026971

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

The Zen one liner for contracts: A contract can be written and enforced for anything that is not illegal. If no one has bothered with a law against it, you are good. Think of an Original Sin. If it is truly original, you may write a contract and it is enforceable. Law school thinkers. Those people a...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308584

Re: Today I Learned

Science/education channels on youtube. That'll keep you occupied for at least a year. Yes. Your photo and you left some youtube links lying around somewhere. Where? It was fun. History in a Nutshell? Somewhere. It is true that no one will ever know it all. That is the good news. No matter what ques...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 79613
Views: 5047660

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14287
Views: 2026971

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

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/CNG---ea24b289e6e5d3f9da8f0012e0e1f5c0---301 Drone being used properly. 5,000 persons cheered. That's Good! Too much noise for me. Yet; It IS an example of Drones being used properly. Looking for Lost people is a good use of Drones. Lost people like to be found. ...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Privacy Advocate for the FISA Court
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: The Privacy Advocate for the FISA Court

Good Grief. Really? I think creating another position to do what will not be done is stupid. For all the reasons the OP noted. Politics. It is so hard. When things are going along fine Politics is a little boring. The Queen stops by to chat. There are funerals to go to and weddings to attend. Even u...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Any developments that benefited the public (even if such effects in the long term) should have been reflected in long-run economic growth. Economic growth isn't some silly measure of how much money people make. It's a measure of standard of living. Not entirely correct. It could be a measure of the...
by addams
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6894150

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Rewatching Toy Story is making me nostalgic for the toys I used to have. So many of the ones in the opening scenes (the robot, the etch-a-sketch, the mike). Hi; Reading your post makes me ache with longing. Not for the toys, really. For playing with people. I Loved my Buzz Lightyear! He was Great! ...
by addams
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2038
Views: 592459

Re: Something on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BickMFHAZR0 YouTube is amazing. I know from trees and I did not know some of that. Heroes? Do you see the fuzzy haired white guy. My Hero. One of many. That one is alive. yey. ----------I hope? he is just a guy.----------- Maybe, all the, really, smart people always kn...
by addams
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 29407

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Health care costs? Really? This thread is about ending government funding of science. Yes. To not begin government funding of health care is a good way to Not let that pesky problem of government oversight get started. Some of the things I have seen. I look with a trained eye. I have an education in...
by addams
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 19607

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Kit. wrote:
mschmidt62 wrote:and killing God would have been consistent with Soviet ideology.

Not at all. You cannot kill what doesn't exist.

Yeah. You are correct. They can't kill God.
No one can. You and me, on the other hand.

What will happen first; The Meteor, World Peace, God?

Spoiler:
Smart money is on The Rock.
by addams
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1250: "Old Accounts"
Replies: 54
Views: 48024

Re: 1250: "Old Accounts"

...allows Facebook to spy on all your Internet activity. (Then again, I'm convinced it's able to magically do this anyway. I once got a message suggesting I friend a guy that I only knew through a backwater imageboard that nobody's ever heard of and which certainly does not have any Facebook widget...
by addams
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308584

Re: Today I Learned

Fairynuff. Are you NHS? Oh god, someone on the internet might know my mother in real life... :shock: Hey! Isn't that a one to one? 1/1. A probability that is One if your mother is Real. Correct? Know? Know how well? Do the people on the Internet know her better than you do? Are her friends Real fri...

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