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by cooldude76
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it worth still staying physically fit?
Replies: 56
Views: 9139

Re: Is it worth still staying physically fit?

Is there not an obvious reason to stay fit? Because it is simply, if not extremely, easy. And its good for you. So if its not hard, and its good for you, why not do it? I'm not saying you have to do any very large amounts of exercise everyday, I'm just saying that if, for instance, somebody were to ...
by cooldude76
Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 175030

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

"What's the name of the word for the precise moment when you realize that you've actually forgotten how it felt to make love to somebody you really liked a long time ago?" & "Is there a word for forgetting the name of someone when you want to introduce them to someone else at the ...
by cooldude76
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96070

Re:

I think it has to do with learning two languages so early, but accents come super easily to me. I can speak in basically any accent I've heard a bit. I also tend to take on the accent of whoever's around me. Like, if I moved to England, I'd probably have a full English accent in about a week. Just ...
by cooldude76
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96070

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Herm. Lots of shit-useless self-taught internet shtuff. Latin- Under a year, but I love it, and I'm planing on taking it the next 4 years, and probably beyond. puer est laeta quod magister docet latinus. The boy is happy because the teacher teaches latin. (Best I could do, meant to basically say &qu...
by cooldude76
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that no longer seem to be words
Replies: 99
Views: 17599

Re: Words that no longer seem to be words

I've long held that the best word for this is "buffalo". You can do it with any word if you repeat it long enough. Also excellent are our small, colorless, basic words. For example, "is". Is is is is is. That doesn't even look like an English word. An, of, could. On a side note,...
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Creoeles
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Creoeles

Oh what fun. A discussion thread on Creoles and their creation and our part in their creation. (Also, would you like to make a creole? :D) There is an excellent book on the topic called The Fine Prey ( http://www.amazon.com/Fine-Prey-Scott-Westerfeld/dp/0451456971 ). I found this book quite deliciou...
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 160//Char. per/ txt_ msg. plz/
Replies: 14
Views: 3939

Re: 160//Char. per/ txt_ msg. plz/

[Devil's advocate] Isn't this (simpul-spelling-like) movement just a natural change in the way language work? Aren't American's (and appertain Russians...) just adapting to a new standard for communication? Spoken conversation is slowly falling out style, though I myself rarely text message and do m...
by cooldude76
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15646

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

D'you mean that Welsh is your first language? Wow, I didn't think that was at all common any more. I grew up in North West Wales (Llŷn Peninsula) where Welsh is the default language for speaking to strangers. Or at least, it's default outside of the tourist season. There are only a couple of non-We...
by cooldude76
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: History Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

History Thread?

I've noticed that there is a thread for Language, and a thread for Maths, and a thread for science, but no thread for history. As an admirer of the subject, I was wondering where my history board is... Any body else feel the same? Anybody else want to get a mod to make one for you/me/us/them? Alrigh...
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Learning Languages (halp meh?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3853

Re: Learning Languages (halp meh?)

Thanks for all your help. I was cruisin' the fora and found this on the first page. Weird, I thought.

Meh. I'll hit up some of those sights. Though Arabic is now on hold, but I am talking that latin course. Fun stuff.
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Latin Translation Enthusiasts, Unite!
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: Latin Translation Enthusiasts, Unite!

Ah, thanks. I see my error, and I relied what I had said was probably to literal for good latins.
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 81258

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

I have fond memories of school latin courses. In years 5 & 6 of primary school, Latin was on the curriculum, what with it being an independent boys' school and all, with several lessons a week with a grumpy woman (to those who never did the homework), affectionately known as Bazza. I think this...
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Inhabitants of the fora are...?
Replies: 22
Views: 3358

Re: Inhabitants of the fora are...?

Sir_Elderberry wrote:I like xkcdians or forumites.


Forum is latin, no?

If so, then its the singular DO form of Fora. So the plural for men and women would be Fori (long i). I think. Maybe not, I'm just a first year latin student.
by cooldude76
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494424

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

that leads some cretins to "irregardless" which is even worse than "irrespective," and merits a swift kick. What do you have against irregardless? Irregardless is in the DICTIONARY! It is a WORD! (Well, the internet dictionary, but I think the M-W College from a while ago too......
by cooldude76
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A small topic not undedicated to Double Negatives
Replies: 71
Views: 9350

Re: A small topic not undedicated to Double Negatives

Why do you hate Double Negatives? They were used to show emphasis for hundreds of years. My family is always getting angry at me for saying "Irregardless" which actually means "With regard too" as apposed to "regardless" which means without regard. I like it, and it mak...
by cooldude76
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Latin Translation Enthusiasts, Unite!
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: Latin Translation Enthusiasts, Unite!

I've not heard that before... but it does sound rather Latin-ish, doesn't it? I'd translate it as: non ad salutem festinas sed a metu. I'm a new student to the language. But, one of the first words we learned was for "Run" (Currit/currunt), but I don't see that in your translation. If I'm...
by cooldude76
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141704

Re: Words you love.

"Moar" seconded. Seriously, I don't even use the other pronunciation any moar. Sometimes I remember to in school. Conchise. Made that one up, but its like concise but with a 'ch sound instead of an 's sound. Disapora. A time after the fall of Rome in which the Jewish population was spread ...
by cooldude76
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)
Replies: 154
Views: 21342

Re: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)

My comment on the subject:


"You can word anything if you just verb it!" - Bucky B. Katt

But, I like, totally, anyway, saying, that if you currunt and its towards puellaem it can't be puer.


Or can it?
by cooldude76
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: TAKE THE POWER BAXKCD!
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: TAKE THE POWER BAXKCD!

This thread was posted entirely to promote pain in the forehead/frontal brain area. I am pleased.

(No honestly, I can't remember why I made it.)
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5632

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Go back to the future. :P, couldn't resist. I would prefer to go back to our early evolution, so I could set us on a different, possibly moar steampunk, path. Today is great and everything, but our priorities are reversed. We worry about being to fat, instead of DYING of hunger. We worry moar about ...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I would like people's opinions on Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 6027

Re: I would like people's opinions on Hell

14, Male. 1) What is your religion/faith/belief and does it have a form of Hell or equivalent afterlife. Atheist: Therefore no hell, but I agree with the theory of hell. 2) Do you follow along with said belief in the form of Hell? See 1. 3) What are your own beliefs on the form that Hell takes? Hell...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution
Replies: 235
Views: 25036

Re: The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution

My Constitution:

Please Burn This Document and stuff it down the current world leaders pants. Please?


That will be all, thank you. :PP

But seriously. Anarchy Burger anyone?
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: About the evolution of homo sapiens sapiens
Replies: 48
Views: 6683

Re: About the evolution of homo sapiens sapiens

Science stopped evolution. Comfort stopped evolution. You want to evolve? Be prepared to have upwards of 50% of the people on earth die. I am actually okay with that (and would be willing to live without our ... crutches) because it would further our species. The earth is getting warmer (global warm...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189707

Re: Religion

Burden of proof or anthropic principle? Never heard of them. Our response to inquiry is evasion and belittling of the inquirer . And if you keep being mean to us, I'll cry -- and emotion beats facts, hands down. What is it you yourself are doing? Breaking up the argument, spitting out little insult...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Directive 51
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: Directive 51

. I still think it's very likely that Bush will use it to continue his reign and therefore abuse it. I never said he'd help us, but i'm sure he'd find a way to get what he wants done. Um, dude. He leaves in like... 3 months. AND Congress has had him (mostly) hogtied since like.... 2006. But this &q...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anonymous Government
Replies: 24
Views: 2637

Re: Anonymous Government

1984 much? The mysterious governors of your country (lets call it Oceania) can make discussions that directly affect your life! You don't know who they are, but they control your life. Good idea, but BAD idea.
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do I forge an elite?
Replies: 78
Views: 11424

Re: How do I forge an elite?

Have you ever read "The Domination" (That's the collected version of the Draka books) by S.M. Stirling? They have done this, with (initially) few resources. One tactic I would have to insist on (despite it's moral problems) is a sort of Nietzsche like "Slave" and "Master&quo...
by cooldude76
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why I now believe in an afterlife
Replies: 91
Views: 11223

Why Heaven Is Too Complicated For Our Simple Minds

Simply put: We cannot comprehend the possibility of what the after life is. We can guess, predict, or even write entire "holy books" about it. But as you have not yet died, come back, and told us all about it, you have no idea. If you think that this will make you feel less fear, go ahead ...
by cooldude76
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 115027

Re:

"Chicago came on slowly, like a migraine." American Gods, Neil Gaiman HEY! I live in Chicago, and I've never had a migraine. Praise The Lord! :P (That was from the first page) Now my quotes: From Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut: "Even as I stand here-- Crippled, Hobbled, Sickened-...
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312300

Re:

- His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, I loved these books and the subtext beneath them, I hope I NEVER EVER SEE THE MOVIE EVAR!!!!. fix'd Also: The Domination (also known as the Draka Series) by S.M. Stirling. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (ongoing, he wants to make moar than tw...
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Music Here Is...
Replies: 43
Views: 4001

The Music Here Is...

This is it? I was expecting some ... impurities (Emo-Loudrock-Shit-play-on-the-radio-etc.) but there is quite a lot of (don't flame me) lame music up here. Some of it is the quirky upbeat popstuff that i expected, but still......... It's depressing. Purists unite here. Or just flame me... but PLEASE...
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68678

Re:

Handsome wrote:The sun is not a gas, it's a plasma. And it burns at billions of degrees, not millions.


That song. Epic. Legendary. Hilarious. For little kids. All these things and moar. Funny stuff.
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285716

Re:

Hell yes I do. Lightning Bolt is a similar set up, except instead of a guitarist it's a bassist, and he makes his bass sound like hell is screaming. They play awesome 'guerilla shows' which are basically in the middle of the crowd, and because a majority of Lightning Bolt fans are dumb/douchebags, ...
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Students Abroad, Unite!
Replies: 61
Views: 6093

Re: Students Abroad, Unite!

I fall into the category of "Planning to...". I plan to attend college over seas (The UK most likely, as I live in America). That's pretty much it...... ........................................................ ...................................................................................
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: TAKE THE POWER BAXKCD!
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

TAKE THE POWER BAXKCD!

(if you don't get the subject, re-read it, *facepalm*, and then read the rest of this)

General Rebellion Thread

I am Will, Spreader of the Great "Teen Angst"


Also, every time is see CK at the end of the word I am going to (mentally or physically) switch it to XKCD...
by cooldude76
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30613

Re:

Commander Bob wrote:Wow... Only xkcd can take something epic and fairly entertaining and make it deep with only five words of alt text.

Love this comic.


Maybe when you try for love (alt: Luffs) you just get XKCD in a compacted, highly chewable form???
by cooldude76
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 33361

Re: "Depth" Discussion

I'm very confused... what are the panels above the guy typing? They actually look like some of the older XKCD comics. Like the pool of balls one. Maybe its supposed to represent the comic and the guy at the computer is Randall? I believe it is his neighbors'. The widest panel is: His room, his neig...
by cooldude76
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Someone to help me install Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 3034

Re: Someone to help me install Linux?

Your Country is Denver?
If so (as it is apparent) then why do you have the Chinese panda thing going on?
by cooldude76
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Someone to help me install Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 3034

Re: Someone to help me install Linux?

Hah. Glad you came back! Now I understand being terrible with remembering names, but do you really think a guy would go by "jessicat"? :shock: Herm... I used "guys" as a general statement meaning... you know... guys. And your image might have been another clue. As per Mister Sup...
by cooldude76
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:20 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Someone to help me install Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 3034

Re: Someone to help me install Linux?

Redirect = Ubuntu vs. Etc. > Religious Wars. Please? Also, just to spite whatshisname... you have now heard from me again. Though I have yet to install Gentoo or anything else... (damn skool, took up all my time) Anyway, this weekend I'm going to get my Linux machine running. Also, for all of those ...

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