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by drkslvr
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 85913

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

$15/hr doesn't seem particularly unrealistic to me; I certainly wouldn't work for any less than that. Damn, really? I've done paraprofessional work for a lot less than that. Stuff that requires state licensure. It's almost unbelievable to me that someone with a job that requires no license and no e...
by drkslvr
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1448300

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I was told I would probably be paying $50 or $60 a session for a person with a MSW. In the light of the other numbers popping up, it sounds like that is definitely a reasonable amount. I am going to discuss the expense with a family member, and figure out transportation, then I should be good to go...
by drkslvr
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1448300

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Also: dancing. I've yet to mess with it, but in retrospect it's sexist as hell. I've learned to dance (two step, e.g.) with girls. Augh. Do I just teach my SO the "follower" role to compensate mine? It's funny... I'm currently dating a lady who is a much better lead than I am. I just kind...
by drkslvr
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus, NZ
Replies: 64
Views: 13028

Re: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus

Gee do you think? Alright, tell me, what are you doing about it? Did you vote in the last election? Have you communicated with your elected representatives? No, but I think they did post on an online forum that people regularly read with the intent of discussing it with others, thereby marginally r...
by drkslvr
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1236: "Seashell"
Replies: 40
Views: 15148

Re: 1236: "Seashell"

keldor wrote:I've picked up seashells, but never at the seashore.... Not many seas in Colorado.


Same for Kansas. I think I'm most likely to find a sea shell at Hobby Lobby, maybe?
by drkslvr
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797422

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:"GOOMHT"?

I guess so! I hope that isn't as spammy as GOOMHR.

Anyhow, still would rather live your version than the original.
by drkslvr
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717095

Re: Today I Learned

You, sir, name? wrote:Wasn't the 'under god' thing a maccarthy-era anti-communist device?


Definitely. Promoted by Eisenhower and everything.

Tomlidich the second wrote:
drkslvr wrote:Also, nice.

not sure if sarcastic or.......


Nope! I thought that quote was fantastic.
by drkslvr
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Say you have a time machine...
Replies: 53
Views: 20505

Re: Say you have a time machine...

pkcommando wrote:Somehow I feel as if this plan would do the exact opposite. :cry:


Faith is the evidence of things not seen, isn't it? Perhaps the resurrection was invisible. (Like Harold Camping's rapture....)
by drkslvr
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 763471

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamed I was cuddling my partner. Coincidentally, I woke up and was cuddling my partner. :)
by drkslvr
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1448300

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

always remember that accepting yourself for who you truly are, is the key to happiness. it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, as long as you are ok with the person you are. and we all love and accept that. :) Thanks. It's something you hear, but you can never hear it too many times. Especially...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Making Public Threats Online
Replies: 22
Views: 9315

Re: Making Public Threats Online

Frankly I think both cases are rather weak examples of a terroristic threat; I don't believe that any reasonable person thinks that Baldwin is going to travel across the country to beat up someone over a Twitter issue; and it seemed pretty obvious that, in context, what the kid wrote was a joke. It...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minority Veto
Replies: 41
Views: 13009

Re: Minority Veto

It's true that the constitution has many ways in which a popular (and especially transient) majority is often rendered insufficient to bring about change. But none of these involve supermajority requirements. Rather they involve 2 main methods: 1. Selecting elected representatives by different mean...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal Election Cycle
Replies: 43
Views: 13364

Re: Ideal Election Cycle

Get rid of the primaries, and have every candidate on the ballot at once. This is brilliant. Seriously. Make the election season two months long. Give each party that gets a 1% vote in the previous election equal and free TV and radio time. Proportion the votes by party first, and by candidates wit...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How will society handle robots and AI?
Replies: 290
Views: 64380

Re: How will society handle robots and AI?

Well, this thread has certainly been a depressing read for someone who is already jobless. That said, I think something no one has mentioned here is that how we handle robots and AI will be heavily influenced by how aware we are of them. If they are all quiet and subtle and we only half notice the t...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if Snowden is actually a traitor?
Replies: 30
Views: 10693

Re: What if Snowden is actually a traitor?

Manning wantonly revealed as much classified information as he could in a fit of pique, and endangered countless lives. I wouldn't call finding the Bagdad Airstrikes videos on JAG computers and deliberately copying them a "fit of pique". And if it has caused us to clean up our act, it wil...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Say you have a time machine...
Replies: 53
Views: 20505

Re: Say you have a time machine...

I'd head on back to the time around AD 28. By most accounts, this would have been the time of Jesus greatest miracles. Seems feeding 5000, then 4000, then raising a couple people from the dead, should generate enough buzz for me to track the man down, if he was real. By one account, he also cleared ...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1448300

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So, the actual reason I stopped by this thread. Hope this is an okay time to throw this out there. I really need to say it. I wanted to throw my hat in the ring with Tomlidich the second. Even though my hat isn't an awesome orange construction cone. I dropped off the face of this forum some time ago...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1448300

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hope I'm not too late pointing this out... I don't like that I'm being called a liar for not outting myself as trans on the first appointment with a new doctor. They found out that I was by speaking to my previous doctors. Second appointment comes round, they say that they won't work with me. I'm fu...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797422

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:245
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This sounds almost exactly like a convo my partner and I had last week. I used to keep all these silly things in my brain sac like a normal person (as in the original comic), but I much prefer being with someone who lets me live like in this edited version. :D
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9092867

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

I absolutely hate that Facebook is now popping up in the ads space asking me if I've read this or that book or watched this or that movie. If I wanted those added to my profile, I would have added them. These are even more annoying than the advertisements.
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: There weirdest thing about xkcd and randomization.
Replies: 10
Views: 4397

Re: There weirdest thing about xkcd and randomization.

the Random function on the xkcd site is not perfectly independent. Rather, it keeps track of the last comics it has generated for you (iirc around 300 or so), and it will not generate one of those comics again. Still a lot more random than a deck of cards! You know, I was always skeptical about the...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717095

Re: Today I Learned

Those flat caps that you see David Beckham wearing became popular because they were required by law in 16th century England. True story. on the slightly radioactive hand growing out of my chest: some people don't deserve your respect. it takes alot of wisdom and introspection to figure out who those...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110045

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My point was, even if we assume that this is not considered a lawful arrest, it seems unlikely to me that this officer will face any serious consequences for his actions. He might get some unpaid leave, and the victim will get an apology; but that will probably be the extent of what happens. All of...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus, NZ
Replies: 64
Views: 13028

Re: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus

LaserGuy wrote:The NSA isn't allowed to spy on Amercians, but the UK is, and the NSA is allowed to share data with the UK.


I'm not sure if this counts as brilliant on their part, or asinine.
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus, NZ
Replies: 64
Views: 13028

NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus, NZ

In short, if you were thinking local, you were thinking wrong. The US, UK, Canada Australia, and New Zealand are all in this together. And many of them are creepier than the US is. The UK is trying implement a full capture system, to record literally every piece of information that flows through the...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 40205

Re: 1235: "Settled"

The cameras everywhere bit has also settled El Chupacabra... on the "Yes" side! Dun, dun, duuuunnnnn! :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYemBLuou90 Alright, so maybe not. But it does look like a terrible cellphone video, showing that, as my serious point was, we will never actually convinc...
by drkslvr
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Redneck Whale Fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

Re: Redneck Whale Fishing

You'd probably get more whales in one shot by nuking San Diego than by hitting any other place on earth. I'd prefer you not do that, though, since I am moving there. ;)
by drkslvr
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 332213

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Sweet and Elite thoughts while watching: Fleur's design was super interesting. (Or whatever th e pony hanging on Fancy Pants will be called.) She looked more like a wingless alicorn than a unicorn. (Did anyone else see Derpy in the Canterlot Ponies grid shot?) Twilight is most s...
by drkslvr
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46133

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Day 1 Of course, my first reactions would be panic, then mourning. I don't think any sane person could escape that. Most insane people would probably feel it, too. Panic at finding my little sister dead. Panic when no one answered at 911. Panic as I rushed her lifeless body to the hospital, and saw...
by drkslvr
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 17227

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

I went to a religious school for all twelve years of elementary, middle, and high school. My story is, at very least, proof that kids who are determined to learn are going to do so, even in the worse of situations. In the process, I met many students and teachers whom I love and care about to this d...
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 91818

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

As my sister pointed out, you aren't limited to writing your Representatives and Senators, although they should be the very first people you write to. (And in that order! The House is more important right now, because they are the ones actively considering it!) Some other folks you might want to con...
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CDC Reports Crazy Differences in STD Rates
Replies: 76
Views: 8728

Re: CDC Reports Crazy Differences in STD Rates

Do we have any data about cultural approval of using various kinds of birth control between race and social class? Ummm... not that I'm aware of. If I were to hazard a guess, I would suspect that condom use is lowest among Hispanics. Just a few years ago, I read a Pew survey that identified 68% of ...
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warning]
Replies: 110
Views: 19496

Re: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warni

I'm impressed by how big the story on Judge Adams got so quickly, but also how quickly it has died out. In a way, it's a shame. But at the same time, I think that there have been lives changed by this. I am confident that there are people who have viewed this video who now will be less likely to ab...
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CDC Reports Crazy Differences in STD Rates
Replies: 76
Views: 8728

CDC Reports Crazy Differences in STD Rates

The CDC's annual report on STDs is out. I believe these numbers reflect incidence (number of new cases per year) rather than prevalence (total number of cases at any given time), but they weren't really clear about that. (Reuters) - The number of Americans newly infected with syphilis has fa...
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 91818

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

Talking is good, but we need to be talking to the right people. I just wrote my Representative in the House. You should, too.
--> https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
by drkslvr
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 106265

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

AvatarIII wrote:Damn, it's been taken down from youtube due to a copyright claim by Lars Erickson!


And now it's back up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQb_mtkEEE
by drkslvr
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why do people blame 12+ UN killings on Pastor Terry Jones?
Replies: 124
Views: 15276

Re: Why do people blame 12+ UN killings on Pastor Terry Jone

Senators Harry Reid and Lindsey Graham both went on Face the Nation today and condemned the pastor. Reid considered the idea of hearings. I would like to point out that I can't imagine anything else that would make Pastor Whatshisface happier. I thought Mormons were supposed to know the Bible insid...
by drkslvr
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are Unions Still Relevant?
Replies: 129
Views: 14957

Re: Are Unions Still Relevant?

nitePhyyre wrote:Read it again, therre aren't any innocents in this scenario at all.

So if someone who needs a job to feed his/her family finds a job and crosses a union line to do that job and they get killed for it, they got what they deserved?

EDIT: My grammerz no is much good.
by drkslvr
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are Unions Still Relevant?
Replies: 129
Views: 14957

Re: Are Unions Still Relevant?

Anti-scab laws exist only to limit violence. Getting rid of anti-scab laws won't get Bob a 5$ jo r b. All you will get is a dead Bob and a burned down factory. That doesn't exactly make me want to support unions..... Me neither. It's sort of like saying we could keep Gaddafi in pow w er otherwise p...
by drkslvr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are Unions Still Relevant?
Replies: 129
Views: 14957

Re: Are Unions Still Relevant?

Anti-scab laws exist only to limit violence. Getting rid of anti-scab laws won't get Bob a 5$ job. All you will get is a dead Bob and a burned down factory. That doesn't exactly make me want to support unions..... Me neither. It's sort of like saying we should keep Gaddafi in power otherwise people...

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