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by Sonic132
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738501

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Doucebaggery: Those "Complete our survey for a free X!" emails. Of course once you've completed the survey and submitted it they tell you the catch - you must buy something from one of their sponsors, and all the choices are incredibly expensive things like credit cards or cars. So the onl...
by Sonic132
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using solar heated water to generate electricity
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Using solar heated water to generate electricity

Mods: I wasn't sure if a practical engineering type thread belonged better here in science, or in general. Feel free to move it if you like. So I remember a while back I watched this video wherein someone was demonstrating something or another, and the part that caught my eye was that he used a flam...
by Sonic132
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which strip am I thinking of?
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Which strip am I thinking of?

I don't remember anything like that. Perhaps you're thinking of another webcomic?
by Sonic132
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which Famous Person Would you like to meet?
Replies: 84
Views: 9022

Re: Which Famous Person Would you like to meet?

Richard Dawkins and Kent Hovind... At the same time!
by Sonic132
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Noah's Ark and Evolution Mutually Inclusive?
Replies: 25
Views: 4276

Re: Noah's Ark and Evolution Mutually Inclusive?

Huh. You learn something new every day.
by Sonic132
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Noah's Ark and Evolution Mutually Inclusive?
Replies: 25
Views: 4276

Noah's Ark and Evolution Mutually Inclusive?

So here's the situation: My father is a literal interpretation Young Earth Creationist, I am a naturalist.(I believe everything follows from natural laws without interference from a supernatural being) In an attempt to show that believing in the story of noah's ark as written in the bible and interp...
by Sonic132
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies Survey
Replies: 88
Views: 8446

Re: Hobbies Survey

I'm surprised no one in this thread so far has mentioned DDR.
I myself enjoy a good half hour or so of off and on spazzing out on a dance pad.
by Sonic132
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 62277

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

crickets wrote:I have rootbeer, yay! YAY!!

*grins*

I just became MOTHEREFFIN' HAPPY after this post reminded me that we have soda and vanilla ice cream!
Floats ahoy!
by Sonic132
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone here been to Job Corps?
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Has anyone here been to Job Corps?

I'm going to be going to Gary Job Corps in Texas and I thought i'd ask if any of you have any stories/experiences to share or advice to give.
by Sonic132
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep and Activities Involving Other People
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Sleep and Activities Involving Other People

I'd just like to point out that in the people-trying-to-sleep-and-the-light-from-the-tv-bothers-them scenario there is another compromise that hasn't been mentioned: depending on your television type and when it was made, you may or may not be able to turn down the brightness significantly.
by Sonic132
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Excitotoxicity and Monosodium Glutamate
Replies: 30
Views: 4373

Re: Excitotoxicity and Monosodium Glutamate

One would assume that giving huge doses of just about any chemical would have adverse effects.
by Sonic132
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you looking forward to in the next few days?
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Re: What are you looking forward to in the next few days?

Tomorrow morning when I wake up i'll know whether or not the realtor, title company, lawyer, and co-owners of the property actually got all their paperwork done so that we can sign the final papers and buy a house!
by Sonic132
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Excitotoxicity and Monosodium Glutamate
Replies: 30
Views: 4373

Excitotoxicity and Monosodium Glutamate

So my dad has been saying for a while that Monosodium glutamate is a man-made chemical that does everything from making crappy food taste good to making you feel full after only a small amount of food, to killing your brain cells. For a while I just took this at face value. But then I got to thinkin...
by Sonic132
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Year's Resolution
Replies: 22
Views: 2942

Re: New Year's Resolution

Hmm, i'm in the most common resolution group.
Yay for mediocrity!
by Sonic132
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff we want but can't have.
Replies: 110
Views: 13709

Re: Stuff we want but can't have.

Yes.
by Sonic132
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff we want but can't have.
Replies: 110
Views: 13709

Re: Stuff we want but can't have.

I got TvTrope'd by thinkgeek.
Thanks KrazyerKate!
by Sonic132
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you do this / wear this, I will judge you
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: If you do this / wear this, I will judge you

Why trucker hats? Because they imply manly unintelligence? (Yes, for some reason, there is a stereotype that real manly men are unintelligent)
by Sonic132
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Detecting spyware
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Detecting spyware

Thanks for the helpful in-depth replies. The only people i'm really worried about spying on me though don't program or have alot of money to throw away, so it's probably only simple (probably free) software downloaded from the internet that I have to be wary of. I'd forgotten about msconfig, thanks ...
by Sonic132
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Play Facebook! Okay, not really
Replies: 35
Views: 3815

Re: Let's Play Facebook! Okay, not really

Pretty soon you'll see "view christian singles discreetly!".
You'd think these things would be targeted to your own preference, I wonder why it thinks i'm into christian singles?
by Sonic132
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1688553

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that thinkgeek is like tvtropes, but for shopping.
by Sonic132
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Detecting spyware
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Detecting spyware

I'm not talking the kind that just tries to steal your credit card numbers and stuff. I'm talking the kind used to spy on your family. What I want to know is "is there a way to detect this kind of spyware and protect myself from being spied upon?" Now i've previously had experiences with t...
by Sonic132
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pic of obese air passenger reopens extra seat policy
Replies: 71
Views: 7559

Re: Pic of obese air passenger reopens extra seat policy

On the topic of loud kids on airlines: obviously the only solution is to carry a very small, one shot, compressed air powered plastic tranquilizer dart gun.
by Sonic132
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3424664

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

I just realized that my use of "fucking" there has a double meaning: one as an intensifier, and one as meaning that it's a field that supresses fucking, which if I remember right, is exactly what the combine supressor field does. Of course, sex isn't a bad thing, it's just the children and...
by Sonic132
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3424664

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

You know what humanity needs? The combine fucking supressor field. Some people are just too goddamn stupid to be allowed to raise children. I live in the same house with my brother and his wife due to them not having jobs and therefore having to live with us, and I have to put up every day with thei...
by Sonic132
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 30996

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

What in the world does the
phlip wrote:[imath]\cap[/imath]

Symbol mean?
by Sonic132
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 2 player co-op pc games
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: 2 player co-op pc games

Perhaps one of the Worms series? Of course, that wouldn't work if her dislike of violent video games extends to cartoony anthromorphic worms shooting (relatively) gigantic and silly weapons at another. Also, does she like strategy games or just what I call "light" games, as in, ones that t...
by Sonic132
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gender-Neutral Pronouns
Replies: 153
Views: 20321

Re: Gender-Neutral Pronouns

So I was reading over "Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?" and this thread when I suddenly had an idea. The problem with contrived singular gender neutral pronouns is the fact that it just sounds odd when everyone else uses "he" as the singular gender nuetral prono...
by Sonic132
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?
Replies: 69
Views: 6536

Re: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?

This IS a forum filled and frequented by very smart and articulate people, if there's anywhere to start a activist group for a cause, it's here.
by Sonic132
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 20486

Re: It made sense at the time...

Once when I was on the computer I wanted to press alt+tab, but instead I got up and walked out to the kitchen. I couldn't stop laughing when I realized what did I just do... I was once playing one of those incredibly realistic racing games on demo at a walmart. I wanted to see if I could rotate the...
by Sonic132
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Karaoke night!
Replies: 18
Views: 4812

Re: Karaoke night!

by Sonic132
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 147259

Re: Explain your avatar!

Mine is a certain cute member of the Vocaloid program family, wielding a sniper rifle.
by Sonic132
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17083

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

by Sonic132
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1688553

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that breathing works best with air rather than, say, grape juice.
by Sonic132
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 72163

Re: Super-ish Powers

Not getting lost so much, (Even in games and with a map and compass!) would be plenty super for me.
by Sonic132
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are being shagged by a rare parrot
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: You are being shagged by a rare parrot

Ah the power of the fora: this video has made the first page on youtube.
by Sonic132
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....
Replies: 233
Views: 33297

Re: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....

My own personal fighter jet, A huge pack of one brand or another of those magnetic ball and stick toys, (like the ones pictured here http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07231b.jpg ) A lot of plywood, nails, hammers, and other construction stuff, A Non Nuclear Electromagnetic Field Generator ...
by Sonic132
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively
Replies: 122
Views: 14262

Re: How to respond to people who use "gay" pejoratively

After seeing the "thats so Sarah and Whoever" commercial I did some thinking and realized: The english language doesn't have any good single word insults that aren't aimed at a particular disorder or lifestyle! For example:"That is so lame!" What the crap? Do you have something a...
by Sonic132
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 26753

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

To those defending Vista: I have had a laptop, bought from Dell, that came loaded with vista. It ran fine for about 6 months before Windows Genuine Advantage, which installed itself without asking me, decided my installation was not legitimate. It worked well enough after that for weeks by just clos...
by Sonic132
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 72163

Re: what would you choose as your super power?

Super extra bonus if I can control kinetic energy, as well. Just this. This would give me the ability to fly, stop bullets, save damsels in distress from pretty much any situation, and commit all sorts of silly tomfoolery such as dropping things on people's heads and causing women's skirts to be li...
by Sonic132
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8915678

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I cannot flipping wait to see Where The Wild Things Are. It looks amazing. I saw Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs recently, in 3d, and the trailer for Where The Wild Things Are (also in 3d) looked awesome. On a somewhat related note, after seeing that movie in "real d 3d" I wandered arou...

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