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by thepauly
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 51002

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I would guess that the aural qualities actually drove the choice to drop the n't, and then all of these alternative interpretations came afterward, but it really is just a guess. I find your idea totally plausible. In my case, my youthful mind found a way to reconcile my father telling me he could ...
by thepauly
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 51002

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

If caring were a quantitatively measurable positive scalar quantity, the value which mine would take in this regard is precisely zero. This is the crux of the argument for people (such as myself) who claim there is ambiguity in the statement, "I could care less." First, the understanding ...
by thepauly
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29795

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

I used gimp and the "Difference" mode to make sure that they were really the same, and found that the two futures were literally half a pixel offset from each other. Am I the only one to notice that a difference in pixels would literally have to be a whole number? I hope so, since that's ...
by thepauly
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29795

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

Zinho, I have NEVER seen a joke explained so effectively. Well done, sir!
by thepauly
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29795

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

undecim wrote:I used gimp and the "Difference" mode to make sure that they were really the same, and found that the two futures were literally half a pixel offset from each other.


Am I the only one to notice that a difference in pixels would literally have to be a whole number?
by thepauly
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371311

Re: Gun Control

... Um. Ok, can we at least attempt to push the regional biases aside? Are you suggesting that if I was from the South, I would think the Confederacy won? ;-) Honestly, I didn't mean to imply or demonstrate bias. The weapons used by the Confederates in the Civil War were not from an "armed cit...
by thepauly
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371311

Re: Gun Control

Someone has not heard of the revolutionary war? The civil war? Nazi occupation of germany? Rwanda? I am seriously confused by this perspective. Let's take these one at a time. Revolutionary war: have to hand that one to you, though in the history of revolutions, it was atypical in a lot of ways. No...
by thepauly
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371311

Re: Gun Control

I am interested to know the opinions on Gun Control of the forum. Please include the following. 1) Your experience with firearms. 2) Your opinion on Gun Control laws, national, state whatever. 3) Your general political persuasion. 1.) Firearms user since youth. Commissioned officer in US Army, 15 y...

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