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by SecondTalon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 25082

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: 214
Views: 25082

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: 9670

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: 9670

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: 9670

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: 1806

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: 9670

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: 3791

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: 3791

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: 3791

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: 3791

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: 3791

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: 214
Views: 25082

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: 2742

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: 2779

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: 28495
Views: 3057304

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: 13405
Views: 1497337

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: 13405
Views: 1497337

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: 13405
Views: 1497337

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: 7275

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: 7275

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: 45
Views: 7316

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: 45
Views: 7316

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: 45
Views: 7316

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: 45
Views: 7316

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

by SecondTalon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 305056

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: 7152

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: 7152

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: 243319

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: 4159

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: 7152

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: 7152

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: 499309

Re: Therian Saga

It's Scheduling : The Game!
by SecondTalon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12537

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

What, Shallow Hal? Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Like, have you seen Shrek? Shrek's more or less the same message. It's meta ranking is 5 out of 10. Sounds accurate to me. There's worse shit you could watch if it randomly came on TV, but I wouldn't seek it out. Re:Fat jokes - there are plenty, and I do rem...
by SecondTalon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12537

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Kewangji wrote:I once saw a movie with higher [something] than usual (som Jack Black comedy, I think? He was given a curse that made him not see people's weight, or something) and I was convinced it was animated rather than filmed.

Shallow Hal, for the record
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 9320

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

As soon as they realize they're not unpopular and shunned because they have "weird" likes, but they're unpopular and shunned because they're shitty people AND have a desire to no longer be shitty people.

So never.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 345823

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Still is, I play it, it's not bad but a little.... simple?

Factorio might be good, might be too complicated.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 7235

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I read that as the opposite - that Quiz was saying that if you are writing a story with magic and are not using some kind of magical thinking, you're not writing about magic.
by SecondTalon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Thing on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 4592

Re: Thing on Amazon

dantruong02 wrote:Just ordered "Thing Explainer" on Amazon. It delivered OK to my Android and PC Kindle apps, but my plain Kindle was greyed out on the Deliver menu and won't deliver. Amazon support says the publisher wants it this way. Was gibt?

Email store@xkcd.com and see if they can supply an answer.

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