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by Lóng the Dragon
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shaoxing, China generates 21.3% of cyber attacks
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

Re: Shaoxing, China generates 21.3% of cyber attacks

This number is only marginally higher than the percentage of the world's people which is Chinese, so I don't see why this is particularly shocking.

Edit: Oops. I need to read better.
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President
Replies: 22
Views: 2853

Re: Obama's Approval Most Polarized for First-Year President

I doubt the dichotomy of racist/not racist (where "racist" = "hates black people" and "not racist" = "is completely free of any bias towards race, conscious or not") doing a discussion on the US' views of Obama any good.
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Terry Pratchett Pushes for Assisted Suicide
Replies: 39
Views: 5428

Re: Terry Pratchett Pushes for Assisted Suicide

BlackSails wrote:1/50 each year? So thats a 49/50 chance of not having such thoughts. After 50 years, thats a 20% chance of not having suicidal thoughts.

That's assuming that the chance of having thoughts of suicide in year n isn't affected by the chance of having said thoughts in year n-1.
by Lóng the Dragon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad?
Replies: 93
Views: 8942

Re: Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad?

A link if anyone wants one.

It indeed isn't about anything. For anything related to abortion you have to go watch the video on the Focus on the Family site (which was horribly boring, I stopped watching after a minute or two).
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US
Replies: 180
Views: 14949

Re: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US

Genuinely i don't see how people can still go about this kind of activity publicly and proudly without being shamed into changing their minds, i mean for fucks sake celebrating because you've sabotaged an entire group of peoples rights and potentially relationships?! The malice some people hold wit...
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US
Replies: 180
Views: 14949

Re: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US

“We went up against tremendous odds,” Marc Mutty, public affairs director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland who has been on loan to the campaign, said from Portland. “ We all know we were the little guy going up against the big guy , but we prevailed. We prevailed because the people of Mai...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP calls for investigation of Muslim political activity
Replies: 117
Views: 8169

Re: GOP calls for investigation of Muslim political activity

BUT when you're saying "he was not born in this country/he is not an american citizen" and "He is a (secret) Muslim! He is conspiring with terrorists" you're not making run of the mill accusations, these accusations (bar possible the terrorist one) are never used against white p...
by Lóng the Dragon
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580916

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

As for my rant: I can turn on an Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, etc, put a DVD in, and it will automatically start. But I still need to dig out a controller (if I can find the damn thing), turn it on/plug it in, press one button to actually begin the movie, and turn it off again. It's great when you can't wat...
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 22404

Re: Christian is not a religion?

Odd question: When I see a big stone or wooden cross planted in the ground somewhere, I assume it's where someone died/is buried. What's another good, sorta universal symbol for the honored dead? For single people, tombstones. For multiple, just look at all the different WWII memorials there are (a...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dallas Judge rules tx ban on gay marriage unconstitutional
Replies: 178
Views: 11754

Re: Dallas Judge rules tx ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

And as far as incestuous relationships go (and do me a favor, please stop comparing homosexuality to incest), as I pointed out, the source of legal concern is in potential harm to another (prospectively) living being. Not because you don't like the idea. Because in an ideal society, the laws don't ...
by Lóng the Dragon
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Quangos blackball ... oops, sorry ... veto ‘racist’ everyday
Replies: 228
Views: 16882

Re: Quangos blackball ... oops, sorry ... veto ‘racist’ everyday

Dibley wrote:Well, the German word "mädchen", meaning "little girl", is neutral.


That's because the word is a diminutive. Diminutives are always neutral in German. It's also "Das Vaterchen", for example, "The little father".
by Lóng the Dragon
Sun May 17, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Subject for Profile Project
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Subject for Profile Project

(For people who speak Dutch, I'm taking about my profielwerkstuk ) First one thing: my apologies if this doesn't deserve a thread of its own, but I thought it was similar to the "How to decide on (...) a major" as mentioned in the rules, except on a smaller scale. My request didn't seem to...
by Lóng the Dragon
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Afghan law that 'legalizes rape'
Replies: 132
Views: 12730

Re: Afghan law that 'legalizes rape'

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^ My feelings about this issue AND a kitty.
by Lóng the Dragon
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your New(s) Rules (READ OR RISK BAN FROM N&A&D&K)
Replies: 34
Views: 3799

Re: Your New(s) Rules and Guidelines

Is liquorice candy enough?

Spoiler:
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Also, just in case:
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by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 81268

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

I have been looking to find a translation for a sentence into Latin for about a day now. My Latin is, unfortunately, not quite as good as it used to be and I thought I didn't have anywhere to ask; then I remembered this thread. So the sentence I was trying to translate is "For saying what you t...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52174

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

It looks like I'm the only one who didn't actually like this comic. :| Predictable joke, not really funny in the first place. Could have gone into one panel, too. Not that it matters much.

However, Sje's and DSenette's (assuming that post was serious) posts were very amusing.
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useful documents for proving evolution?
Replies: 35
Views: 2965

Re: Useful documents for proving evolution?

As others have pointed out, this whole thing is mostly pointless. But if you're going to go through with it, (one of the) most important things to do is ask your opponent to give some evidence for creationism, not evidence against the theory of evolution. Which reminds me, be sure you're talking abo...
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 26155

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

I mistakenly posted in the other thread, but I deleted it there so here it is again, I guess:

Yes, finally!

A good comic, no memes, no wikipedia and I could understand it, too! I really liked this one. I found its atmosphere a bit similar to the one from Dark Flow.
by Lóng the Dragon
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Video Shows Sheriff's Deputy's Alleged Assault on Girl, 15
Replies: 125
Views: 9260

Re: Video Shows Sheriff's Deputy's Alleged Assault on Girl, 15

"I know you've had a hard life, but fret not. I am here for you. I will be your rock, your strength. I will be the pillar of support that you have yearned for all your life, but have never found. I will not leave your side. We will work through this together." That ^ was incredibly hilari...
by Lóng the Dragon
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 66561

Re: "Density" Discussion

Comic was eh. Randall, get out of my bed! That was hilarious. Yeah, somebody set up us the bomb... that's what she said, in this case, I guess. That's... how many? Let's see... "Sup dawg", "So I herd u leik mudkips", "I accidentally [noun]", "All your base". T...
by Lóng the Dragon
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863397

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Upon request:

Spoiler:
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Sup dawg, I heard you like memes so I put another meme in your comic...
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by Lóng the Dragon
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863397

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

laserbeen wrote:My first attempt:

Spoiler:
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This was absolutely hilarious.
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XBox live is homophobic
Replies: 131
Views: 12345

Re: XBox live is homophobic

Long: Seriously asking here, you think it's more appropriate for XBL to not censor any potentially pejorative homosexuality-related words because of a maximum of 5% false positive (for pejorative use) rate? Yes. I'd rather have people not be discriminated against for identifying as themselves on a ...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XBox live is homophobic
Replies: 131
Views: 12345

Re: XBox live is homophobic

Long: Seriously asking here, you think it's more appropriate for XBL to not censor any potentially pejorative homosexuality-related words because of a maximum of 5% false positive (for pejorative use) rate? Yes. I'd rather have people not be discriminated against for identifying as themselves on a ...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XBox live is homophobic
Replies: 131
Views: 12345

Re: XBox live is homophobic

Except that you missed the response from the XBL guy who says that the primary (and possibly only intentional) purpose of the policy is to stop people from calling each other fags as a pejorative. Is that a good solution -- to do nothing about the use of a homophobic word? Keeping in mind, of cours...
by Lóng the Dragon
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1863397

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

This has bothered me ever since I read the comic.

Warning: Bad copypasting job, stretched pieces and Comic Sans MS.

Spoiler:
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Hold your head high and reach for the top!
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by Lóng the Dragon
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 46949

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

luketheduke wrote:
i wrote:And there are still people standing outside the Post's offices calling for blood, despite their apology!


Link?


Link.
by Lóng the Dragon
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This is what marriage amendment propaganda looks like.
Replies: 53
Views: 4625

Re: This is what marriage amendment propaganda looks like.

"One [handsome white Christian] man, one [beautiful white Christian] woman." The only non-white person in the entire video was the kid in the picture of adoption, and thank the lord he was being adopted by a super generous white family who will take him in and teach him how to be a good [...
by Lóng the Dragon
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This is what marriage amendment propaganda looks like.
Replies: 53
Views: 4625

Re: This is what marriage amendment propaganda looks like.

That video was funny! :D

Unfortunately, it wasn't a parody. D:

Also, I think your links got mixed up (?):

by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 6217

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

You're right, I am confused. :| I have no idea what I was getting at any more. (This seems to happen a lot at xkcd)
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 6217

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

- "De kern van het probleem is de fascistische islam, de zieke ideologie van Allah en Mohammed zoals neergelegd in de islamitische Mein Kampf: de Koran." The root of the problem is the fascist Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Muhammed, as described in the Islamic Mein Kampf: the Kora...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 6217

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

- "De kern van het probleem is de fascistische islam, de zieke ideologie van Allah en Mohammed zoals neergelegd in de islamitische Mein Kampf: de Koran." The root of the problem is the fascist Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Muhammed, as described in the Islamic Mein Kampf: the Kora...
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Speechless: Silencing the Christians" Special
Replies: 58
Views: 5161

Re: "Speechless: Silencing the Christians" Special

It's true. Homosexuals are violent.

I watched 3 minutes and 20 seconds of that video, and just wanted to punch her SO HARD.
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: None of these ___ true
Replies: 42
Views: 6213

Re: None of these ___ true

I'd say are.

It seems to me like the following:

One person has this disease.
Zero people have this disease.

One of the answers is correct.
None of the answers are correct.
by Lóng the Dragon
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 22919

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

I think it's probably geared toward the many people who are "vegetarians that eat fish", which is kind of a silly position if you think about it. If you already don't eat beef and chicken and such because you feel sorry for the suffering and the deaths of the animals, it is a fair point f...
by Lóng the Dragon
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "right of conscience" rule being implemented
Replies: 224
Views: 16154

Re: "right of conscience" rule being implemented

If you like having sex, and the sex produces a kid. You (the two people) take care of it. Period. Why are people so often arguing for abstinence over abortion when the result is ultimately the same? Assume you stay abstinent. You don't get to have the pleasure of having sex. No baby. Assume you hav...
by Lóng the Dragon
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761725

Re:

Azrael wrote:
Somnia wrote:Gah, me too. "Twice as much cleaning agent!" Twice what? Twice... half of what the product already has? Twice that found in the horn of a unicorn? And WHAT cleaning agent?!


My fig newtons now proudly advertise 100% MORE REAL FRUIT!


33% LESS FAT! Than... something.
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81075

Re: "Piano" Discussion

I am kind of surprised that this hasn't been mentioned, but I think it is also worth noting that a piano of 1/6 normal size would sound two octaves and a fifth higher than a normal piano, and would be much quieter. 12-inch pianist or not, you're not going to entertain the masses with that piano. I'...
by Lóng the Dragon
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thailand censors. CNN Afraid to say what was censored.
Replies: 27
Views: 3020

Re: Thailand censors. CNN Afraid to say what was censored.

There were actually two people recently arrested for that crime. The first was Harry Nicolaides, who wrote the book "Verisimilitude" (the article in the OP speaks of him), the second was a left-wing academic, who wrote in an old book that the Thai monarchy "feels better with military ...

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