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by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 18106

Re: Car horns

The roads that I am on, there are no cycle lanes, and rarely are there breakdown lanes (the shoulder being about 1' wide gravel before it drops into a 3' deep ditch). So the occasional heads-up really is necessary for safety here. Are they single-track roads or is there traffic in both directions? ...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 18106

Re: Car horns

SlyReaper wrote:A planet that builds cars with magic momentum-cancelling devices, perhaps.


Inertial dampeners?
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14037
Views: 1923238

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

addams wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:Whenever someone begins arguing with a mod, it makes me think of the "Are you arguing with Narrator?!?" scene from 'George of the Jungle'.

O.K. That might be funny.
Is it like Ira arguing with God?


Judge for thineself.

I think its hilarious.
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 18106

Re: Car horns

I also bicycle a lot, and I am of mixed thoughts on this. One one hand, having people let me know they are about to pass me is useful; on the other, as eSOANEM said, the honking could startle someone and make them weave or be generally counter productive. I have rearview mirrors on my bike though (...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14037
Views: 1923238

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

Whenever someone begins arguing with a mod, it makes me think of the "Are you arguing with Narrator?!?" scene from 'George of the Jungle'.
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

As crazy as this is, I kinda miss Steve Waterman and his crazy rantings.
by eran_rathan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Car horns
Replies: 266
Views: 18106

Re: Car horns

2. Fuck that - given how close people like to drive next to cyclists (and how little cyclists respect the laws of the road) I'm going to warn them when it's apropriate. As a cyclist, I'd never honk my horn to warn a cyclist I'm overtaking because doing so will quite possibly startle the cyclist and...
by eran_rathan
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

That was weird. An older gentleman from the UK just knocked on my door. He said he worked for the U.S census bureau. He was looking for someone in Apt 6 that had not responded. 1. If they hadn't responded, he already knows who they are from the mail box. 2. Why did he knock on my door? 3. Why the f...
by eran_rathan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0025: "Three Wise Men"
Replies: 90
Views: 23591

Re: What-If 0025: Three Wise Men

Klear wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:Except for one group: Militant Agnostics.

Our motto: I don't know, and you don't either!


Well, maybe?

In any case, I always say that I don't know anything sure about the existence of two gods, so I'm diagnostic.


wins!
by eran_rathan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0025: "Three Wise Men"
Replies: 90
Views: 23591

Re: What-If 0025: Three Wise Men

/sarcasm Oh man, I forgot that science and religion are mutually exclusive. Some claims promoted by scientific institutions and some claims promoted by religious institutions might not be exclusive (depending on how tortuously you're wiling to twist them both), but science and religion as methodolo...
by eran_rathan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 37304

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

She. Addams is of the gender that gets an additional 50% letters in subject-style pronouns. Do chatbots have a gender? I mean, I know ships are she, and so on, but I'm curious if we've sorted out anything official for chatbot sorts of things. Given the level on incomprehensibility, I am totally on-...
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Menacing Spike wrote:(giant robots!)


Have you seen the trailer for Pacific Rim? It looks like Gundam vs. Cthulu.
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1149: Broomstick
Replies: 114
Views: 22185

Re: 1149: Broomstick

TimXCampbell wrote:
philsov wrote:Or why the hell Chewy didn't mention anything about his previous life...

Ah, but in one scene Chewbacca clearly says, “Eeewroowwrreerrrooo arrrr raaawr,” but Han isn't paying attention.



you win.
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1409514

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:My WoW-ised parody of 326 Effect an Effect.

hillsbrad.png



Nice. My friend uses that when people in raids/instances are douchebags and then ask for "a portal to Dalaran."
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0025: "Three Wise Men"
Replies: 90
Views: 23591

Re: What-If 0025: Three Wise Men

EpicanicusStrikes wrote:My god.


Don't be selfish. You have to share him with lots of other people too.
by eran_rathan
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14037
Views: 1923238

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

SlyReaper wrote:What's this? Reasonable level-headed talk about Justin Bieber on the Internet? What manner of crazy parallel universe have I stepped into?


When people around me talk about 'the Bieb' or 'the Bieber', I tend to misinterpret them as talking about the BBC.
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 37304

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Let's say a hacker is sitting at his computer at his house, with his kids downstairs, actively rerouting railway signals to cause trains to hit loads of automotive traffic. You can say it all you want. For myself and the Constitution, I'd like some evidence please, preferably presented to a sitting...
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 37304

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Okay, so. Better analogy: Let's say a hacker is sitting at his computer at his house, with his kids downstairs, actively robbing a bank. We hit his house with a missile, killing everyone inside. Okay, keep going. Pfft. The bank is insured, the money would eventually get back to whomever it is owed,...
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0023: "Short Answer Section II"
Replies: 80
Views: 17090

Re: What If 23: Short Answer Section II

http://www.mrphlip.com/boomerang/?21+14+7+20+3

Alt text: "Can someone throw my boomerang back? Please? Guys?"
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'
Replies: 123
Views: 12989

Re: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'

tl;dr: Christians are going to hell. News at 11.


(yawn)


Though, why Christians seem so determined to send everyone to the Norse goddess of the dead, we don't know. She's probably getting pretty irritated about the whole thing.


"Wtf? It's f'ing cold here!"
by eran_rathan
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1247081

Re: Today I Learned

Tetris. Each of the blocks is made up of four pieces - 'Tetra' is Greek for 'four'.

It was a moment of epiphany last night.
by eran_rathan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0023: "Short Answer Section II"
Replies: 80
Views: 17090

Re: What If 23: Short Answer Section II

But what if we used more power? Then our boomerangs might not be able to be thrown, much less blow us up! ...What if we used more boomerangs? I think that comic-generator based on 445 and 475 needs a custom update based on this what-if... Done . Heh . this had me laughing for a good long time. EDIT...
by eran_rathan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I just broke it, but there were EXACTLY 80,000 posts on page 2000!

after this posts, there will be 80,001. I feel bad, but I need to point out the double epic milestone-ness.

EDIT: fuck, i broke it again. page 2001. welcome to the millenium, i guess.
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is a contract pledging to vote a certain way legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 4834

Re: Is a contract pledging to vote a certain way legal?

I don't know if it's possible with the general electorate, but I think it semi-happens regarding electors in the US Electoral College. Or at least a pledge of some sort. Constitutionally, electors are not necessarily bound to elect the person they were chosen to elect, but since electors are almost...
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

*waves hand* uh, hi! --------- Anyway, I tend to drool when thinking too hard. Is that a... normal thing? are you a labrador? Obviously not, he's a Charmander. But in a similar vein, is your trainer named Pavlov, perhaps? could be a Labromander....sort of like a labradoodle but with more fire My br...
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6543365

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

DSenette wrote:
Menacing Spike wrote:*waves hand* uh, hi!
---------

Anyway, I tend to drool when thinking too hard. Is that a... normal thing?

are you a labrador?



Obviously not, he's a Charmander.

But in a similar vein, is your trainer named Pavlov, perhaps?
by eran_rathan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life the universe and everything
Replies: 26
Views: 3853

Re: Life the universe and everything

Two possibilities I'd start with: - Arthur Dent's brain had the right formula, but the wrong values. The equation would look like A x B = 42. Now figure out which is more useful out of 21 x 2, 14 x 3 and 7 x 6. - Arthur Dent's brain had the wrong formula, but (maybe) the right values. You could kee...
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Evolution happening within our lifetimes.
Replies: 109
Views: 10506

Re: Evolution happening within our lifetimes.

And I don't trust scientists because I know scientists are right--I trust scientists because I know everyone else is wrong. Huh. I'd go one further and say, I trust scientists because their stuff is reproduce-able. Follow their cookbook, you get the same cake (within statistical variance). And befo...
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16726

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

So if foodstamps were to disappear, then Walmart would increase its wages? Because if not, then foodstamps are not subsidizing Walmart. I believe wages would actually fall without foodstamps; aside from losing the business from its grocery side and thus firing a bunch of workers and lowering demand...
by eran_rathan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16726

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

So if foodstamps were to disappear, then Walmart would increase its wages? Because if not, then foodstamps are not subsidizing Walmart. I believe wages would actually fall without foodstamps; aside from losing the business from its grocery side and thus firing a bunch of workers and lowering demand...
by eran_rathan
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2587987

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Ugh. Why does Novocain always have to completely disable half of my face? I know it means dental stuff doesn't hurt, but I'd like to think there's a better solution than numbing that whole area. It could be worse - you could go into convulsions when you get it injected, finding out all at once that...
by eran_rathan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1247081

Re: Today I Learned

The piece of advice that can be extracted from this statement, if I could take that piece of advice and then ingrain it in every person I ever meet I would consider my life a success. Among her answers, a grand total of one citation was related to my question, the rest was beside the point, bitchin...
by eran_rathan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 142950

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Ja, NH has that one guy who wants every bill to be referenced to the fucking Magna Carta . That sounds more like a parody of the strict Constitutionalists than an actual position. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1580.html He is, sadly, quite serious. That still doesn't mean he's ...
by eran_rathan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 142950

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Derek wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:Ja, NH has that one guy who wants every bill to be referenced to the fucking Magna Carta.

That sounds more like a parody of the strict Constitutionalists than an actual position.



http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1580.html

He is, sadly, quite serious.
by eran_rathan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 368829

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

But I'll post my interpretation of what the real thread summary has been as well, since I think it lies somewhere between what Schrollini says, and well... this: You've captured the epic scale of the thread a bit better. Mine only summarized the last few pages. But I'm disappointed that neither of ...
by eran_rathan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 142950

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

omgryebread wrote:That was state senate though. State senates are where you get the real crazy people. State senates suck.

Ja, NH has that one guy who wants every bill to be referenced to the fucking Magna Carta.
by eran_rathan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2587987

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Radical_Initiator wrote:France?


From one of my friends:

Thoughtful thought #13: Parkour. Running up walls, over rooftops, and essentially using the world as a jungle gym. Realizing that the French had turned running away into a sport/art form? Hilarious.
by eran_rathan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 21592

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

We find ourselves in a universe that appears to follow predictable laws because the appearance of predictable laws is pretty much a necessary condition for the development of intelligent life. You should fix that to, "We find ourselves in a universe that appears to follow predictable laws beca...
by eran_rathan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 142950

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Iulus Cofield wrote: Meanwhile, the GOP members on the fence between "We're right, but [excuse]" and "We need to change" will bide their time until the Democrats inevitably field a candidate who can't win.


Or, like Snowe, just gtfo before things go completely pear-shaped.
by eran_rathan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store for:
Replies: 175
Views: 16726

Re: Wal-Mart has police remove congressman-elect from store

So he was in their store, they asked him to leave, he refused and so they called the police? I don't see anything wrong with that. Shops aren't allowed to kick custumers out for whatever reason they want. Nor should they be. Sure they can. Its called 'trespassing." They can't however, refuse t...

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