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by scotty2haughty
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1712: Politifact
Replies: 30
Views: 5931

Re: 1712: Politifact

Re: politifact Not that I have studied this scientifically, but it seems like politifact does have a few issues. One is which statements they select to review. No idea how this is selected or if there is a bias there. Politicians make lots of statements (a statement rated mostly true by politifact),...
by scotty2haughty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 9809

Re: 1468: "Worrying"

As a chronic nose-bleeder, it has always bugged me that in most movies, people with cancer/AIDS/etc are perfectly fine, except for their SOLE VISUAL SYMPTOM: a NOSEBLEED. X-files and Prison Break come to mind, but many shows do this. Don't worry, everyone in my office, it's just a nose bleed. I'm no...
by scotty2haughty
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 665
Views: 145912

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Tried the wiki-walking test to see if I end at "philosophy" but got stuck in a loop between experience, fact, and knowledge.

Started on "walking" and took six jumps to get to knowledge (somewhat close to philosophy).
by scotty2haughty
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 57558

Re: 1431: Marriage

It's the rapist and his victim for 50 shekels, I have a little problem with that. That was established by God's decree too. That part of the Book of Deuteronomy is a series of mitzvot (commands) to the Israelites regarding how they ought to conduct themselves in Canaan, the land promised by Yahweh,...
by scotty2haughty
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1424: "En Garde"
Replies: 29
Views: 6711

Re: 1424: "En Garde"

Reading this comic made me realize I miss fencing.

Then I thought about timeghost and the fact that I haven't fenced in NEARLY 10 YEARS.

Yet every year I say "this is the year I get back into fencing."
by scotty2haughty
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 18192

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

Regarding tsunami:

Didn't the big tsunami hit in 2004? I was in Australia at the time, which is the only reason I remember the date.
by scotty2haughty
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 135855

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

The text of the first amendment " Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech" Corporations, citizens, internet message boards, employees of a company, etc, are not Congress--therefore any act by any of these entities would not come under the purview the First Amendment. T...
by scotty2haughty
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1526
Views: 105071

Re: One Letter Word Game

mad
by scotty2haughty
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Have you published any books?
Replies: 10
Views: 14088

Re: Have you published any books?

I wrote a book, currently self-published and working on some revisions (as well as the sequel). More info at http://louiegage.blogspot.co.uk/ Currently self-published, but I live in hope and, once the revisions I'm working on are finished, I plan on making more of an effort to try and interest a tr...
by scotty2haughty
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-graduate Exams
Replies: 8
Views: 9134

Re: Post-graduate Exams

Well, you can't just walk in off the street. You need something to substitute for the education requirement, like time spent as a court clerk or what have you. Of course. "Walking in off the street" was intended as hyperbole, rather than an actual example. (I imagine a guy seeing a sign t...
by scotty2haughty
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1283: "Headlines"
Replies: 58
Views: 15297

Re: 1283: "Headlines"

President of the United States Robert Francis Kennedy What? Person: correct. Title? not so correct. "Brother to the president" would work better. Although I don't think that's an official title. Also, your response made me LoL. leaving Nixon to continue the war for seven more years... Did...
by scotty2haughty
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1283: "Headlines"
Replies: 58
Views: 15297

Re: 1283: "Headlines"

President of the United States Robert Francis Kennedy What? Person: correct. Title? not so correct. "Brother to the president" would work better. Although I don't think that's an official title. Also, your response made me LoL. leaving Nixon to continue the war for seven more years... Did...
by scotty2haughty
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 17325

Re: 1271: Hilighting

Oh me yarm I'm a neurotic highlighter too!

*high five for nerd*
by scotty2haughty
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1264: "Slideshow"
Replies: 79
Views: 18194

Re: 1264: "Slideshow"

Thank you.
From the bottom of my heart.
by scotty2haughty
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Not sure if this fits here...
Replies: 1
Views: 4327

Re: Not sure if this fits here...

Have gone fro 150s to 170s, thanks so far!
by scotty2haughty
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Not sure if this fits here...
Replies: 1
Views: 4327

Not sure if this fits here...

[edit] The giveaway is over but I didn't want to make a new reply and bump this up again for no reason. Thanks to those that entered - got about 700 entries! Hope one of you won! ... [original post] But I published a book a few months back and have been trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to promote it. ...
by scotty2haughty
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-graduate Exams
Replies: 8
Views: 9134

Re: Post-graduate Exams

I think ^ that may be why California has one of the lower pass-rates for bar exams in the country. People walking in, off the street, and sitting for it can't really expect to pass it.
At least not on the first try.

Also, took the test 2 weeks ago...have been in shock ever since (it was hard).
by scotty2haughty
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-graduate Exams
Replies: 8
Views: 9134

Re: Post-graduate Exams

But what if your common sense tells you to study?
by scotty2haughty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post-graduate Exams
Replies: 8
Views: 9134

Post-graduate Exams

Currently studying for the bar exam and it feels like I'm starting all over at year 1 of law school.
Anyone else feel this way when/if they have been subjected to post-grad, state-required examinations?
by scotty2haughty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 38121

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Initial thought:
This was a reference to Field of Dreams that I just didn't get. There is that player that leaves the field and becomes a doctor...and people are playing baseball...and I thought I was just missing the punchline.

Dr. Who/A&C makes much more sense.
by scotty2haughty
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33864

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

I doubt the earth will be around in the year 3000 in the first place, so we'd better get moving. How do you propose the earth will have been destroyed by the year 3000? Even rendered totally uninhabitable would be quite an achievement - sure, you could make things seriously uncomfortable for the su...
by scotty2haughty
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33864

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

I doubt the earth will be around in the year 3000 in the first place, so we'd better get moving.

Also, all people are born inequal, which is why everyone is equal.
by scotty2haughty
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33864

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Nope. I didn’t. I'm an autodidact and didn't need college to get more knowledge. Nor any other bad outdated and primitive form of "education" Like most people, I went there, to meet friends, girls, and ultimately to fuck my brains out. Which is the ignorantly neglected main point of colle...
by scotty2haughty
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104988
Views: 30316414

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

How the hell do I stop my text from being replaced with nonsense/bullshit? an) dont get quoted b) avoid all words on the list: docs eff eow ell ell space ess tee oh pee google eff eow ell ell space ess tee oh pee com slash spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAYU0aABH9XdDJxQUotLUtqc0NoczF1eTVqcXJLTVE#gid=0 c) ha...
by scotty2haughty
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104988
Views: 30316414

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Clicking through all the images backwards is just as entertaining as watching them forwards.

Its like watching someone dismantle a movie set - slowly watching a creation return to nothing.
by scotty2haughty
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104988
Views: 30316414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Jimi Hendrix...

"And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually"

Maybe that is what we are waiting for.
by scotty2haughty
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Have you published any books?
Replies: 10
Views: 14088

Re: Have you published any books?

Yes...if self-publishing counts. My brother and I spent a summer selling alarm systems door-to-door in Kansas City, and we compiled a book about all the crazy stuff that happened there. It is called "Get the Hell off my Porch". http://www.amazon.com/Get-Hell-off-Porch-Adventures/dp/1479190...
by scotty2haughty
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 17482

Re: Virus Venn Diagram

I think Windows automatically defrags now...or so they tell us.
by scotty2haughty
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 7745

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

That staircase should have a banister. If they survive, the kids can probably sue him on Health & Safety grounds. Is it like that in the original movie? Well legally, you can only use deadly force (as "Kevin" was clearly using in the movie) when facing deadly force as well. Kevin neve...
by scotty2haughty
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 19971

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

You'd think February 29 would get more press.
by scotty2haughty
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 15647

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

This comic = YES.
When I am a rich business mogul I will pay a reporter to say this.
by scotty2haughty
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 642917

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I don't think I've seen anybody push the technology of "click and drag" beyond its useful limit until now. I guess there wasn't a way to make a more fluid scrolling system for the site. I have this image in my head, Randall, whenever he's feeling sad, goes into his room and picks another ...
by scotty2haughty
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 25994

Re: 1106: "ADD"

Yeah I definitely have ADD. Last night I tried to juggle homework, a game on my laptop, and watching a movie all at once.
All while talking to my wife on the phone.
by scotty2haughty
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 37493

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Great comic. My home state does look like a whale. Will probably print this one out and pin it to one of my three cubical walls.
by scotty2haughty
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 36440

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

On a tangent, a phrase I often get in trouble for:

"The other day..."

Can mean yesterday, last week, or last year, depending on context.
by scotty2haughty
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1067: "Pressures"
Replies: 75
Views: 161918

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Einstein was Swiss, of course.
by scotty2haughty
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 38134

Re: 1045: Constraints

stuck in my head forever.
by scotty2haughty
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"
Replies: 68
Views: 17070

Re: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"

Revolutionary War? Not exactly current.............. :)
by scotty2haughty
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 246034

So Romney is the One

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/politics/ ... index.html

As a lifelong leaner to the right, all I can say is..."eh."
by scotty2haughty
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 31206

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

I do this often. It took me a half an hour to create an exception dictionary in Word, simply so I could remove one word from being passed over from spell check. A simple ctrl-f of every Word document between then and now would have, by now probably only taken an additional 5 minutes of my life. Sadl...

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