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by furyguitar
Sun May 13, 2012 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 64370

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Is the person in the Astonomy cell supposed to be The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait ? (In the picture in the bio on the right side of screen, he is wearing a hat. He is bald under that hat. And he is an avid reader of XKCD.) -------------------------- EDIT: I should have done better research BEFORE I p...
by furyguitar
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 26499

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Speaking of bothersome, isn't it true that Orion is just a constellation, not a nebula? I remember that part of Men In Black... As tstevens pointed out, there is Messier Object 42 (M42), also known as the Orion Nebula as it resides within the constellation of Orion. The quote you are thinking of fr...
by furyguitar
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 21921

Re: 0995: "Coin Star"

Looks like someone was a high roller at the Dreidel Table. That's a lot of gelt on Gimmel...
by furyguitar
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 64695

Re: 988: "Tradition"

And Handel's "Messiah" should really be played during Easter; it's not a Christmas composition. Part the 1st of the Messiah is all about the Birth of Jesus, and therefore is appropriate to be performed on Christmas. Part the 2nd is indeed all about the Crucifixion. I have sung this work m...
by furyguitar
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 64695

Re: 988: "Tradition"

I just wanted to point out that of the 20 XMas songs listed above, at least half were written by Jews. Fun Fact! Lists: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tonyjones/2009/12/22/cherished-christmas-song-written-by-jews/ http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/popular_culture/The_Jews_Who_Wrot...
by furyguitar
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 28835

Re: 0967: Prairie

I don't know about you, but I have really enjoyed the use of color in the last 3 out of 4 comics (Airbender, Pink Floyd poster, and this one). They have really brought the emotion wrought to a new level.
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44026

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

Congrats, XKCD, on being referenced in the NYTimes! The recent history of physics and astronomy is strewn with reports of suspicious data bumps that might be new particles or new planets and — if true — could change the way we think about the world, but then disappear with more data or critical scru...
by furyguitar
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 22862

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

Hartland wrote:""Do not throw the arrow that would return against you" - Turkish proverb." - Civ4


Best. Reference. Ever.
Signed,
Civ4 Junkie
by furyguitar
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 67880

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

My father's side of the family has been ravaged by cancer. He was one of 6 children - 3 boys, 3 girls. Only the boys remain. Thankfully, he has not been hit with anything yet, but one of his brothers is battling as well. That's for out 6 children to get some kind of cancer. His father had leukemia. ...
by furyguitar
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Quem fala português aqui? [Portuguese Practice]
Replies: 24
Views: 14704

Re: Quem fala português aqui? [Portuguese Practice]

Sou brasileiro e vou corrigir vocês. Espero que não se importem. Oi gente, Eu sou americano, mas minha esposa e do brasil - ela e carioca. Foi ao brasil 3 vezes. Eu toco a musica brasileira no meu vialao. Eu gosto samba, bossa nova, choro, forro, e MPB. Muito prazer! Eu sou americano mas minha espo...
by furyguitar
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44703

Re: 0842: "Mark"

When I was a senior in high school, I sat next to one of the hottest girls in the school in my AP Bio Class. She asked me if I wanted to join the PEN 15 club. I said I'd love to, as I wanted to be a part of anything she suggested. She then wrote it on my arm. I looked at it and said aloud, "You...
by furyguitar
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama appeared on The Daily Show
Replies: 101
Views: 10490

Re: Obama to appear on The Daily Show

I don't mind coming across as a Jon Stewart fanboy. lol. So much of what you see on television news today are either journalists asking stupid questions, or just refusing to dig, or pundits often making loud, angry, unintelligible arguments. One of the best and more thoughtful interviews I've seen i...
by furyguitar
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20942

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

I have talked to many of my friends about pornography and the excessive use of it. I don't know if this has any correlation to age, or just frequency, but I think it can work like a drug in terms of developing a resistance and needing more or something more intense after time to feel excited.
by furyguitar
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are There Alien Civilizations?
Replies: 36
Views: 4847

Re: Are There Alien Civilizations?

Similarly, there's no reason other than evolutionary selective pressures why intelligence couldn't have evolved in any complex animal's lineage at any particular point. It's not that the lineages weren't "old enough," it's just that there wasn't the right confluence of selective pressures...
by furyguitar
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are There Alien Civilizations?
Replies: 36
Views: 4847

Are There Alien Civilizations?

I wonder what people's opinions regarding the existence of alien civilizations? There is no doubt in my mind that life exists elsewhere in the universe, and I am still banking on life existing elsewhere within our solar system. There very well may even be intelligent life out there, as dolphins and ...
by furyguitar
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First possible habitable planet found
Replies: 109
Views: 9814

Re: First possible habitable planet found

And... now the planet might not actually exist at all.
by furyguitar
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Open Source Legal System
Replies: 53
Views: 7849

Re: Open Source Legal System

Putting aside all the scary issues of what could happen from a technological stand point, let's imagine what would happen if people were suddenly allowed to collaborate on the laws of immigration tomorrow. What would they vote for? What likely outcomes could we predict? The "right" choice ...
by furyguitar
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions and Thoughts about Education
Replies: 63
Views: 9702

Re: Questions and Thoughts about Education in America/World

Thank you for your thoughtful response. One thing I was wondering if you could elaborate on, specifically: On high school level there's some more choice, such as special schools for mathematically, artistically, athletically, etc. talented kids, but most still go to the closest one to home, at least...
by furyguitar
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 150068

Re: public misconceptions

Because you bought it from a chemist, it's medicinal. (like liver detox, or Colloidal silver) It should be noted that in the UK, "chemist" can mean the same as "pharmacist". I was just reading an article in the NYTimes about Sir Isaac Newton's work in alchemy . The article detai...
by furyguitar
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions and Thoughts about Education
Replies: 63
Views: 9702

Questions and Thoughts about Education

I am currently a chorus teacher in a public middle school. I care deeply about the state of American Education, both public and private. Education is something that is getting a lot of attention right now, with cover stories on Time, Newsweek, and a new movie, Waiting for Superman , to a name a few....
by furyguitar
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human impact on this world... and another?
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Human impact on this world... and another?

My qualm with the choices of good and bad were purely in terms of what they related to. I see now that Charlie clearly meant when asking if adaptation was good, he was asking in terms of if all adaptation is good for humans. My perspective on adaptation was purely that of if it was good for the exis...
by furyguitar
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Response to Basic Relgion Test Stumping Americans
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Response to Basic Relgion Test Stumping Americans

Nicholas Kristoff wrote this Op-Ed in the NYTimes this weekend . Time for a pop quiz. The New York Times reported recently on a Pew Research Center poll in which religious people turned out to be remarkably uninformed about religion. Almost half of Catholics didn’t understand Communion. Most Protest...
by furyguitar
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human impact on this world... and another?
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Human impact on this world... and another?

In my offerings on the effect we have on the natural world, I omitted any mention of what kinds of effects these things actually have, or could have, on us. So when, for instance, when scarecrovv offers: [W]hy do we feel bad about destroying rainforests? What's wrong with dumping toxic waste into ri...
by furyguitar
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Human impact on this world... and another?
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Human impact on this world... and another?

So a new exoplanet was discovered last week in the "Goldilocks Zone" of a red dwarf star some 20 light years away - a planet with potential for liquid water on its surface and therefore a plausible candidate for supporting life. Naturally, one of my first reactions , like many other people...
by furyguitar
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Family: Evangelicals in the Military, and Senate
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

Re: The Family: Evangelicals in the Military, and Senate

Jon Stewart interviewed the author who wrote the book about C Street, Jeff Sharlet, on the Daily Show in August of last year.
by furyguitar
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans
Replies: 65
Views: 6679

Re: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

i was gonna post this article! lol. good find.
by furyguitar
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Education, why don´t we fund it more?
Replies: 59
Views: 8634

Re: Education, why don´t we fund it more?

Before I start talking, I'm curious if anyone here is a teacher? I am a middle school teacher. A point that was made before is very true, in that throwing money at the problem doesn't necessarily help. The quality of the teacher is one of the most determining factors of the performance of the studen...
by furyguitar
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28444

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

Someone earlier posted a link that showed that Christians are represented about the same in government as the population... Atheists are less, whose space is mostly made up for by the Jews, who are vastly over-represented in government (and many other areas). I'm almost afraid to ask what was meant...
by furyguitar
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 110429

Re: Coffee

I don't really like the Americano dealio. I believe it's purely psychological. When my sister gave me one she explained that it's espresso + water, and I thought "Diluting coffee with water! Gross!" I realize that's absolutely ridiculous, seeing as coffee is mostly water, but that's just....
by furyguitar
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13756

Re: The Year 3000.

This is not so much of a prediction as a question: Presumably, sometime in the ( hopefully ) near future, we will be using some type(s) of re-usable/sustainable/non-fossil-based fuels. How will this play out on a global scale? There are countries who have little else than their fossil fuels, and oft...
by furyguitar
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 48839

Re: Mac vs PC

Regarding Apple being "evil," watch this great clip from the Daily Show.

My fav part takes place from about 5:52 - 6:42.
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28444

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

Hey, no prob. I admitted not knowing too much. I read a few of the gospels about... oh... 10 years ago? So, seriously, thanks for setting me straight on many of those points. I agree with your point about not being a real Jew. My Conservative Judaism (not to be confused with a conservative ideology ...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 183239

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

If God has chosen me from eternity past to be His, then He will ensure that I receive the message of Christ that allows me to attain salvation. In other words, grace isn't just free, it's inescapable. If God has chosen you, then you will hear the gospel, and you will believe it, and you will be sav...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 28444

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

For space's sake, the quotes I refer to are hidden in the spoiler: I see Christianity as a largely humanistic philosophy, with Jesus (real person or otherwise) using a pre-existing religion that his listeners were already familiar with as a context in which to illustrate his points. To me, t...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: 3 Spacescape Wallpapers
Replies: 0
Views: 2036

3 Spacescape Wallpapers

Here are clickable thumbnails that will open up to the larger pics. They will open up in photobucket, but will still be reduced in size so make sure you zoom in! :) View from the moon of a gas giant http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s90/furyguitar/th_Space1-2copy.jpg Stellar Nursery http://i150.pho...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13756

Re: The Year 3000.

I would like to believe that by 3000 we will have put to rest the question of whether life exists in our solar system: -We will have explored the underground caves of Mars and other areas for evidence of what causes the seasonal methane plumes. (And if it's not life, it's geological, which is also f...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 13756

Re: The Year 3000.

- guitars. futuristic quantum guitars? I doubt it would happen. The evolution of musical instruments over the last 1000 years has been staggering. Consider a sampling of the modern orchestra: Violin - Invented in the 16th century; originally used strings of animal gut - wire last longer and are lou...
by furyguitar
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 282786

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

that thing where michael jackson turned into a panther or a jaguar or something. That was actually Michael Jackson's music video Black or White . I remember a movie where a guy was helping some kid I believe. Later on the kid turned out to be one of the aliens(Or something not human)? They had back...
by furyguitar
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476552

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Never liked the word "juice." Always felt weird in my mouth. Also never liked saying or hearing my name - "Justin"

Shoehorn used to make me laugh, and a kid I used to babysit for a million years ago found "video rental" hilarious.

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