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by josiahstevenson
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107238
Views: 50162878

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong. also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since ...
by josiahstevenson
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107238
Views: 50162878

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong. also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since a...
by josiahstevenson
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107238
Views: 50162878

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been lurking since page three or so, through the madness and all. Almost wrote something like "NFW I'm reading eighty-seven pages" back when that was all there were. Anyway, I like the self-reference on the middle tower. First thing that's happened (to the actual True Comic, or whatever y...
by josiahstevenson
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107238
Views: 50162878

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been lurking since page three or so, through the madness and all. Almost wrote something like "NFW I'm reading eighty-seven pages" back when that was all there were. Anyway, I like the self-reference on the middle tower. First thing that's happened (to the actual True Comic, or whatever yo...
by josiahstevenson
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33560

Re: 0947: “Investing”

related: I hate it when people say something increases "exponentially" when they mean something more like "dramatically". As in this situation, exponential growth need not be very dramatic.
by josiahstevenson
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 28677

Re: 930: Days of the Week

Fun concept, but tl;dr. Because I am Tanget Man, when did this abominable meme pop up? I started noticing it maybe three weeks ago, but I'm always the last guy on the bus when it comes to the shit you cool kids say. When did this turn up, and what do you take it to mean, anyway? OB_ON_TOPIC_CONTENT...
by josiahstevenson
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 83501

Re: 0882: "Significant"

ah, there we go.
by josiahstevenson
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 83501

Re: 0882: "Significant"

Actually, to be nitpicky, shouldn't it read "(P < .05)" in each case? You reject the null when the p-value is LESS than significance level you were looking for, I thought...
by josiahstevenson
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 83501

0882: "Significant"

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'So, we did the study again and found no link. It was probably a --' 'RESEARCH CONFLICTED ON GREEN JELLY BEAN/ACNE LINK; MORE STUDY RECOMMENDED'

I always was suspicious of the green ones...
by josiahstevenson
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"
Replies: 108
Views: 25747

Re: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"

I'm loving all this but I have to dispute a couple of points... "Tee-NAGE Mew-TANT Nin-JA Turrr-DLES" (or for my fellow UK viewers, "Hee-RO Turrr-TLES") is clearly an iamb, at least the way it's sung in the title song. But it's still sort of within the bounds of this surprising ...
by josiahstevenson
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Apples vs Oranges
Replies: 94
Views: 63687

Re: Apples vs Oranges

I'm conflicted. Green apples are one of the best fruits imaginable, second only to pomegranates. Red (and other) apples, on the other hand, are practically inedible unless cooked and spiced. Oranges occupy the tasty (yet imperfect) middle ground.
by josiahstevenson
Fri May 29, 2009 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.

tokol wrote:This will stand as a testament and forever shape my opinion of FtC.

how would we have done better without it? We still had three of the four power roles die night1, essentially by accident.
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 27, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Night 2) What's next?

holy crap. I'm innocent. Last night I got a declaration that Christo wasn't a dog, which was different from the message i got the night before declaring rakysh's innocence. I suppose it was more the mood the mod was in than anything else. Apparently I'm not the best at this. I think Kip and Drom's v...
by josiahstevenson
Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 2) The end? So soon?

also, since when do we learn the roles of people who die at night? I don't think it necessarily helps the town to know we have no doctor roles..
by josiahstevenson
Fri May 22, 2009 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 2) The end? So soon?

rakysh is not a werewolf.

We're apparently not very good at this...
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 13, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

OK, Dedalus's defence made sense to me. Why is overdefending considered bad? Surely it's better to make all the points in your defence, rather than leave some out. It's just providing more information on yourself. I'm still somewhat suspicious of him, but more for how much he seemed to care whether...
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 13, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Vote: Dedalus Wayyyyyyyyyy too concerned in what others are thinking. Starts aggressive (no problems), backs off when it seems others are semi-against him, and now is following what others may think instead of speaking his own mind. If you think he is scum, vote for him. Don't hold off because you ...
by josiahstevenson
Tue May 12, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Sorry, I'd meant to revote: MoA earlier.

dedalus, most of what you're saying seems to make sense. I don't like the "but, since I am town..." and I'm highly suspicious of his assertion that the mafia and werewolves could be safely assumed to follow a particular course of action.
by josiahstevenson
Tue May 12, 2009 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Hm, I actually wasn't thinking about the extra nk. That would speed up the chance of hitting a cop. But let's be honest is that what you were thinking when you roleclaimed? Yes. I mentioned in my wall-of-text post earlier that, with both cops unknown, we had a 40ish percent chance of losing one. Th...
by josiahstevenson
Sat May 09, 2009 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Rakysh, it seems scummy for gojoe to say, "you know you shouldn't have claimed but done something more dangerous instead." You don't think that's scummy?
by josiahstevenson
Fri May 08, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

dedalus wrote:@josiah usually the posts going out to werewolves/mafia tell them who their teammates are. It's down to the mod's discretion, but it's a safe assumption.

That's why I asked the question. It was actually directed at the mod..who appears not to have seen it yet
by josiahstevenson
Fri May 08, 2009 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Hmm... reading back over the thread, I think I semi-trust Rakysh and dedalus, and I have my finger of suspicion on Gojoe, for this Pretty much cops stay alive by dancing a dangerous line. Be townie enough to not be lynched. But be scummy enough to not get nk'd. Also. if anyone ever claims doctor I w...
by josiahstevenson
Thu May 07, 2009 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Mine's staying up there even if he's gone... I'll take it off if we're threatening a dangerous bandwagon but 2 votes is hardly an issue. Not going to tell you how to vote though Josiah. I'm looking for someone else to go after in the meantime, and trying to decide whether to act on such suspicions ...
by josiahstevenson
Thu May 07, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Yay finally some fingerpointing that's not from me :D. Seeing as he's taken leave for a few days, looks like the game is on hiatus until he defends himself or another bandwagon starts. Despite the evidence against him, lynching him without giving a chance to defend himself is as bad an idea as a no...
by josiahstevenson
Thu May 07, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

First I'd like to apologize for being inactive the past few days -- I have finals this week and next. I see my vote for a no-lynch has drawn a considerable amount of criticism and an almost copious amount of discussion. Perfect. If we no-lynch, night kills happen, potentially hitting a doc and screw...
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 06, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345229

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Hm, I dunno. My thought about someone named Josiah would be: "An uncommon name from the Bible. His parents must be very religious." I don't have substantial Bible knowledge. I don't even have a Bible (except for "The Bible for Dummies", but I haven't read that, yet). And why wou...
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 06, 2009 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345229

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I think my parents did a wonderful job with my name: Josiah. It's a Bible name. The Josiah in the Bible is just important enough that almost everyone with substantial Biblical knowledge will recognize it, but just obscure enough to sound foreign to people who don't know the Bible very well at all. R...
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 06, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.

aaarrghh i KNEW i should have hit Azrael the third night....gah
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 06, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.

that's official. Now that there are two votes, an unvote from me wouldn't really count. The game is over.

Now, did we win? was I right?
by josiahstevenson
Wed May 06, 2009 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.

Vote: Brook

Sorry about that; I've been busy with finals stuff these past two days.

I've suspected Brook for a while. If i'm wrong, then good game, VO.
by josiahstevenson
Mon May 04, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.

yeah, yeah. You ninja'd me and the think didn't tell me - probably you posted between the time when i loaded the page and the time when i hit "post reply." Anyway, yeah, this part is all quite predictable, and I see no reason in the world to believe Brook over you. Of course, if i'm wrong ...
by josiahstevenson
Mon May 04, 2009 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.

As I've said before, I was the medpod killer. I suppose I'm sorry for misleading you all - it's so uncomfortable being evil. Part of the job, I guess. I still stand by almost everything I said in this thread, though - in the sense that I actually believed then as I still do now that just about every...
by josiahstevenson
Mon May 04, 2009 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Well, because we're almost as likely to lynch a power role as we are to lynch scum, and lynching scum won't keep anyone from dying tonight, I think it's best if we VOTE: no-lynch to minimize the number of deaths in the first round, at least until someone makes themselves obvious as scum. See, with t...
by josiahstevenson
Mon May 04, 2009 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 1) An attack from two fronts

Uh... follow the cop never ends well sir. Also, what the hell is the point in revealing on day one. The general strat is to claim after you can either a) save a townie b) you can convict a mafia or in an extreme lurking case c) we have too many options, so you would investigate one of the people we...
by josiahstevenson
Sun May 03, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Night 4.

I don't; he's posted a few times on the Werewolf/mafia game thread.

I think circumstantial evidence points pretty clearly to brook as an SK.
by josiahstevenson
Sun May 03, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Night 4.

Maybe Brook hasn't decided whom to kill yet?
by josiahstevenson
Sun May 03, 2009 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Pregame and such)

I am seer, that's correct. I think MoA is right that the mafia will probably not kill me, but I think it might be safer to keep only one cop out at a time. I think that if the mafia kills me tonight (despite the ineffective healing power of the angel) then the werewolves are likely to devour the cop...
by josiahstevenson
Sat May 02, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 4 - Who's afraid of the medpod killer?

Yep. See, y'all tomorrow, probably.
by josiahstevenson
Sat May 02, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: MINI: SK Reform. Day 5 - Well, at least I'm still alive.
Replies: 234
Views: 17993

Re: MINI: SK Reform. Day 4 - Who's afraid of the medpod killer?

well, I'm done, aren't I?

fine. Vote: josiahstevenson

I killed Rakysh, entropy, and SuperTD. I was so close to hitting Azrael, but figured whoever killed NaR would get him instead. Perhaps he/she thought the same of me.
by josiahstevenson
Sat May 02, 2009 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Day 3) The End.
Replies: 239
Views: 25218

Re: Mini: Mafia And Werewolf (Pregame and such)

And I did advocate a no lynch in the absence of obvious scum - too easy to hit one of the two doctors or one of the two cops.

Dedalus' vote-for-the-first-one-to-talk looks scummy to me, but not scummy enough to lynch him and risk lynching the Mcop or one of the healers over.

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