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by Mr. Smiles
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 75165

Re: Stargate: Universe

I've noticed that the characters mentioned very briefly a "Master Code" preventing them from accessing the main systems of the ship. Why are they not just focusing on cracking it? If they get navigation they can send the ship right home, where they could easily get awesome FTL travel on al...
by Mr. Smiles
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 27358

Re: iPhone or Droid Discussion

Couple interesting facts I'd like to point out. 1. The HTC Droid is a lot like the Motorola Droid, but without the keyboard and with Android 1.5 instead of 2.0. HTC has said they will update to 2.0 when they are done working on it for their phones. It's also cheaper. 2. There is a message at the bot...
by Mr. Smiles
Sat May 16, 2009 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sex and love
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: Sex and love

As far as sex outside a relationship goes, I think the other person in the relationship would be hurt due to natural psychological and biological reasons, rather than subscribing to a socially enforced idea. If you have to seek some part of a relationship from another person, whether it be physical ...
by Mr. Smiles
Fri May 08, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18959

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Epic finish. Clearly, it's up to fanfic writers to recreate those last few panels.
by Mr. Smiles
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 51994

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

Consider this: Is a nonexistent page's word count defined by the message that is displayed when you attempt to view it, or is the word count zero? If the article being non-existent can be considered wikipedia being neutral, and the message is odd, and zero is even, then at least we've achieved ambig...
by Mr. Smiles
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nuclear submarines collided in the Atlantic Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: Nuclear submarines collided in the Atlantic Ocean

Listening to NPR the other day, I heard a fairly good explanation of why this occurred (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100754625 NPR interview with a retired Royal Navy commander.) NATO has a sort of underwater equivalent of air traffic control, but France does not always parti...
by Mr. Smiles
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Plot-Mandated Stupidity
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Re: Plot-Mandated Stupidity

I could also counter with "Stop playing Japanese Games" because, once you've played one or watched a single anime series, you've played and seen them all, amirite? Please stand by for six episodes of powering up; two episodes of redundant, boring conversation; two more episodes of flashba...
by Mr. Smiles
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51417

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

My other question is where should a line be drawn? Be it by society, psychology, or whatever, at what point are a person's predispositions, be they caused by one's genes or environment, considered to be beyond what should be allowable? What predispositions should be allowed to continue with no reac...
by Mr. Smiles
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51417

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

Here are my questions on the topic (I've only read through page one and a bit after, and all of the most recent page, so if these have been discussed please redirect me): From the arguments I've read, the majority of the justification for acceptance of homosexuality are based on the relationship bei...
by Mr. Smiles
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concerning Torture & Does Torture Work?
Replies: 49
Views: 6125

Re: Concerning Torture & Does Torture Work?

I think the true question here is the reliability of torture. If the reliability of it is assumed to be good, then it's like nuclear weapons. We would like to be able to destroy them all, but unilateral disarmament can potentially have major consequences (I hope I got my point across here that I was...
by Mr. Smiles
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gnegg's Paradox
Replies: 41
Views: 5105

Re: Gnegg's Paradox

OK, I'm going to play along here, just a bit. But I'm going to say some things before I do. First, it makes no sense for unbreakable and unstoppable laws of physics to be enforced through a defined change in human will. By that I mean it makes no sense for either Gnegg, or any other Gnegg, to be inv...
by Mr. Smiles
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gnegg's Paradox
Replies: 41
Views: 5105

Re: Gnegg's Paradox

This kind of paradox seems to be the sort that usually makes people think "Oh, so it means whatever can't happen" rather than "Oh, it has to happen in this overly complex and counter-intuitive way."
by Mr. Smiles
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Downwind faster than the wind
Replies: 262
Views: 32703

Re: Downwind faster than the wind

Forgive me, I'm struggling to get through all five pages of this. But if I may add something: If the device in question is lighter than the wind that pushes (i.e. hits) it, won't it accelerate more quickly than the wind?

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