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by obelisk45
Tue May 20, 2008 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The West Virginia Primary
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

The West Virginia Primary

I was wondering what your reaction was to the videos of some West Virginians claiming that their vote was heavily biased against Obama because of his "Muslim" heritage and race. Do you think that it's representative, at all, of them as a state? Or do you think it has more to do with the fa...
by obelisk45
Tue May 20, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0425: "Fortune Cookies"
Replies: 85
Views: 19180

Re: "Fortune Cookies" Discussion

The best fortune cookie I ever had simply said, "You may be laughing now, but wait until you get home." I wish I still had it. I shuddered a little.
by obelisk45
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy

I'm surprised that no one has brought up Simone DeBeauvoir, Sartre's wife. She was really big on the biology of gender differences (or lack thereof). She's a really fascinating philosopher, if a bit monotonous. She may not be the best example for your paper, but if you want a good place to start wit...
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Venom
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Venom

I have googled it, and obviously I've been to Wikipedia too. I just wondered, since I'm so out of the loop with these sort of things, that there may be someone who has some sort of major resource. Thanks though.
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Venom
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Venom

I'm not entirely sure if this should go here, but I'm writing a short story for a creative writing class. I was thinking about mentioning venom (the spider-man villain), as a possible reference in the story (I promise it isn't fan fiction). Anyway, I'm not even sure it will work, which is why I'd li...
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34119

Re: Opening Lines

(These are from memory, as I don't feel like getting up, so forgive if they're slightly wrong.) Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow "A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now. It is too late. The evacuation proceeds, but it's all theater....
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Languages/Algorithms
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Languages/Algorithms

Being an English major in college, I rarely get the chance to do what I once loved: tink with computers and code. I was thinking about getting back into it, and I'm always interested in learning new languages. Any suggestions for books/online resources for algorithms/languages/any helpful stuff/etc....
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Venom
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Venom

I'm not entirely sure if this should go here, but I'm writing a short story for a creative writing class. I was thinking about mentioning venom (the spider-man villain), as a possible reference in the story (I promise it isn't fan fiction). Anyway, I'm not even sure it will work, which is why I'd li...
by obelisk45
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First time builder seeking advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1979

Re: First time builder seeking advice

It looks pretty good to me, the only recommendation I have, is to upgrade the processor and possibly put one 8800gts inside as opposed to dual GTs. I think it would help balance out the computer. Also, a few mistakes that people frequently make are getting different drive/case colors and forgetting ...
by obelisk45
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Externalizing Identity
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: Externalizing Identity

I sort of agree with you, but I've always had a lot of trouble connecting with the concept of "wearing clothing that represents you." It seems counter-intuitive in a lot of respects, but I suppose it demands perspective from many different age groups and not just mine (being 22). I buy mos...
by obelisk45
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28008

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

There are occasions where XKCD makes a reference I don't immediately recognize. This was one of those times: and I can't believe that someone actually believes that.

Go XKCD for having a commonsensical approach to intelligent life in the universe.
by obelisk45
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flying Spaghetti Monster in the news
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Flying Spaghetti Monster in the news

I still love the Springfield Missouri story. Nothing like a bunch of evangelical Christians saying "heaven has a beer volcano" seriously. They looked like such sad puppies during their story. I can't tell you how much I wish that the afterlife had a giant beer volcano. That and I want to ...
by obelisk45
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Firefly Season 2.
Replies: 31
Views: 4104

Re: Firefly Season 2.

This is so very old. I think they set up that website like two years ago. I seriously doubt Firefly is coming back, so I wouldn't give up your hopes unless you hear something straight from Joss Whedon's mouth.
by obelisk45
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bad cop
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Bad cop

I'm not sure if this has already been posted, but: http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4282823&page=1 And the video is up on youtube. I noticed a lot of people on ABCNews were all siding with the officer, citing that this is just an example of the erosion of our moral values, where a child ca...
by obelisk45
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 24307

Proof that Barack Obama will win

http://flickr.com/photos/22609556@N06/2262220203/ Proof that he will win. Seriously, though, what do you think of his current momentum? I'm a pretty big supporter--and not just because I dislike Hilary Clinton. What do you think of his possibilities in swing states like Ohio (where I'm from)? What a...
by obelisk45
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speechlessness
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: Speechlessness

Maybe I've been reading too much Nietzsche, but I cannot gather any sort of assumed moral standards in religious institution or practice. I wasn't necessarily pointing out the inherent fallacy in trusting someone, as the question assumes, solely by knowing whether or not they read the bible. But, th...
by obelisk45
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speechlessness
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Speechlessness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-nMaYq3QE&eurl=http://www.youtube.com/republicandebate The question here, fused in the realm of stupidity, only gave the candidates the metaphorical right to stroke the phallus of the Christian right. It's just like the question about what Jesus would have thoug...
by obelisk45
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: IB Extended Essay ~ need ideas =P
Replies: 20
Views: 11253

Re: IB Extended Essay ~ need ideas =P

I think you should do your essay on whether or not Futurama's theory on space travel is correct in parallels to relativity.

i.e. Moving the universe around the ship.
by obelisk45
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Necktie paradox
Replies: 28
Views: 8621

I'm not sure if anyone has said this, but if you consider the paradox, he can only gain more than he can lose. Say, we apply x to the amount of the necktie. If he is expecting x > 1, and it turns out that x < 1, then the only other object is the friends tie. His would therefore be x > 1, thus he wou...

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