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by ozymandias87
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 218829

Re: 0695: "Spirit"

Hopefully in the future when we colonize Mars we will find this marvel, dust it off, and then let it gather more dust in a museum for all to see.
by ozymandias87
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Internet Censorship in U.S.?
Replies: 34
Views: 7547

Re: Internet Censorship in U.S.?

Be careful what you wish for. There will always be some poor country willing to be even less restrictive, if that pays better. A similar scenario occurs with ships, with each ship being registered to the country with most beneficial laws. This practice is called "flag of convenience". Thi...
by ozymandias87
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sudan votes on being split into two nations
Replies: 32
Views: 4096

Re: Sudan votes on being split into two nations

We might be getting bogged down about definitions here. The point that should be discussed is whether or not the Southern Sudanese will be better off if this split occurs. Recall Rwanda, would that genocide still have occurred if the Hutus and the Tutsis each had their own nation state? If they had ...
by ozymandias87
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 318
Views: 202702

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

I have only gotten into Discworld recently, but I still managed to read all of them in the last 6 months (thank god for libraries) The one I enjoyed the least was Pyramids. The characters and plot were both flat. Not that it didn't have some nice bits, the insight into life in the Assassin's Guild w...
by ozymandias87
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 176597

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series (Douglas Adams)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Discworld Series (Terry Pratchet)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

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