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by Quantized
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Happy Timeversary! An honour to meet (?) you, Blitzgirl!
by Quantized
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote: Have you read this book?
It was one of my favorites as a young child.


I have! It was interesting, and I liked it. A cute idea for a story :D. It's been many years since I read it though.
by Quantized
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 27654

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Popcorn on the 'bad' end of the scale? Outrage. Popcorn is delicious.
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

So are you against all forms of immigration control? The fact of the matter is: when creating immigration policy, a rubric has to be created. It seems very natural to grade and prioritize immigrants based on their skills and education level. I am for immigration control based on safety; I think a t...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

I fundamentally disagree with your characterization. Immigrants who return to their home country often return with more money and more skills after visiting the USA for a few years. So why not let people come here to learn? Why not open our borders a bit more? Let the students come to school and ev...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

A: Our best schools only have limited slots, and many states are cutting funding. We barely are educating our own population, and I find it unlikely we can educate the rest of the world. B: Its unlikely for a low-skilled / uneducated worker to benefit, due to the lack of jobs for low-skilled / uned...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

I very much doubt that claim. Immigrants often go back home and often contribute to their home country. Indeed, its not like the Philippines need nurses, the nurse thing is very much the "get into America" card. One cousins of mine who like the Philippines are building up startups and bus...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

So are you against all forms of immigration control? The fact of the matter is: when creating immigration policy, a rubric has to be created. It seems very natural to grade and prioritize immigrants based on their skills and education level. I am for immigration control based on safety; I think a t...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Sure. And that's why we have a diversity lottery, so even those who are unskilled have a chance to get into the USA. But the chances of unskilled laborers positively affecting this country are far slimmer than the chances that a bunch of nurses will positively affect this country. Tell me, do you t...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Do you realize how dirt poor the Philippines is? You're not going to beat the sob stories of my home country on this one. I am not aiming to beat any sob story; I am aiming to try and show how blocking people who don't know a skill from learning a skill is a pretty solid way to screw a nation over....
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Beyond that, I can agree to the enforcement regime employed vs say... the Asian immigration community (focusing on Nurses and Engineers) because Nurses and Engineers have a higher chance of being beneficial / useful to this country than unskilled labor categories. I think that the major problem wit...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

The natural state of the world includes Lions eating the children of their rivals . Humans and modern society are far less shitty than the natural world and you know it. But please, what do you expect will happen when unskilled immigrants enter the US? Low English speaking skills, less than high-sc...
by Quantized
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Then lets call them uneducated immigrants. Those with less than a high school diploma or equivalent. In any case, these (would-be) immigrants have a very low chance of positively affecting the USA. I have no wish to be antagonistic, but I personally think that the second we begin viewing people as ...
by Quantized
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

There's plenty to discuss about Drumpf right now anyway. Betsy Devos was just confirmed. Jeff Sessions is about to be confirmed. The US Court of Appeals heard the case Washington v. Drumpf last night (aka: Muslim Ban / Not a Muslim Ban issue) and their decision is going to be made within the week. ...
by Quantized
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Fantastic Idea wrote:Based on his experience he's only qualified to start wars over oil (guess what we're gonna be at war over? It's Oil!)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay :|
by Quantized
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Dark567 wrote:Yeah. I just feel like Tillerson is less likely to start WW3 over twitter....

Mostly because he wouldn't make money off of it... oh wait maybe he would. He wouldn't start it over twitter though.
by Quantized
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Rex Tillerson really, really SEEMS like the devil, having worked for Exxon Mobil and embraced the whole 'who cares about the planet' theme that conservatives love so much, but I will give him one thing. I guarantee he's a better negotiator than 45. Maybe Rex will spend the first few months of his t...
by Quantized
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Also, people of Mexico and Australia, I am sorry our idiot in chief was very rude to your President/Prime Minister. We still love you and hope you can forgive us someday. Dear Australia: not all Americans are Drumpf. Please remember that. Please buy us plane tickets so we can leave. It's scary here...
by Quantized
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

The last thing we need is another far-right SCOTUS judge. I hope he gets fully blocked by the Democrats. Not so much because I think 45 doesn't deserve a nominee, but he'd probably have gotten one anyway since the age of a couple of the judges is advanced. Rather because fuck the Republicans in Con...
by Quantized
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

I still think it's redicilous that Obama's nomination was blocked -- it was almost a year ago now! I think the nominee could've been worse than the guy Drumpf picked, but he's certainly less moderate than I would've liked. I am still more than a bit salty about the blocking of Obama's nominee, who ...
by Quantized
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316853-"President"%20trump-taps-neil-gorsuch-for-supreme-court Neil Gorsuch picked for SCOTUS nomination. Could be worse. Edit: Hopefully it could be worse. This guy might be pretty bad anyways. Looks like he stands for some ugly things here and ...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

Some good news; the White House reports that Obama's LGBTQA rights act will stay in effect. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/31/512606452/white-house-says-obamas-order-on-lgbtq-rights-will-stay-in-effect?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprn...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

I thought Obergefell v. Hodges was about same-sex marriage bans being unconstitutional. It overturned Baker vs Nelson, which said bans were constitutional, and made same-sex marriage legal across the country and required such marriages to be recognized everywhere. So yes, it did say bans were uncon...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

That's something I'm personally worried about, seeing as I'm getting my green card through a same-sex marriage. We'll be trying to find out in the next month or two how much they can screw us over - can our marriage be annulled? Can they refuse to renew my green card next year? It's not fun. I thin...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

jewish_scientist wrote:4 and a half new pages have been added since I was last here. That was about 19 hours ago. I do not know how to respond in this situation. Help?


Which situation are you talking about? The forum posts or the president?
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

He can fire at will if they are appointees. She would have left in any case as soon as the new AG was in place. Normally there is a little dance when Appointees are fired, they "resign" instead. This is symbolic, he broke no law. Drumpfs immigration order may or may not be legal. That wil...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

I know it's not normal, that much can be seen quite easily. I'm just not sure exactly how far from the legal code he has strayed yet. I'm not familiar with the laws regarding firing/replacing interm AGs and other such positions, and I am wondering how close he is to being outside the law completely....
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

He can totes fire them, that's not unprecedented. He does need congress to confirm his selection of the next one, though. Ah. Thank you (sorry for my ignorance on that). Is the reasoning unprecedented, though? Removal from post due to dissenting opinion? It feels extreme, but I could also see it ha...
by Quantized
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

If someone could clarify, because I'm not entirely sure; can Drumpf just... fire people? Attorney General and ICE director both fired for dissent, but I was under the (clearly false) assumption that firing fairly important people required some amount of vote or agreement, not just the president sayi...
by Quantized
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

The level to which Drumpf and his presidency are taking being a fascist asshat is actually incredible, and it's just week one. Get excited everyone, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. But I plead with all of you that you do not sit on the sidelines for this. Rise up, march, speak out, rally, run for office...
by Quantized
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895834

Re: Trump presidency

The problem is that nobody really knows what he stands for. His past is fairly liberal, to the point of being in favour of abortion rights and legalized drugs. Then he flipped (obviously) during the campaign. He chooses his opinions based on what will get him ahead, as far as I can tell. I'm not sur...
by Quantized
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 15169

Re: 1768: "Settling"

I was facing a tough decision in my life. I could have kept the status quo, living my life as I have been for the last 30ish years, or I had the opportunity to make a drastic change that I have wanted to do for years (fear of the reaction of others [some of which may come in replies to this] and fe...
by Quantized
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooh, New Blitzer! You're going in the signature! The first time you see it in the past, consider it a beacon and let us know your progress. Too many blitzers get lost along the road and the first official beacon isn't for a long long ways. Noted, will do. Still crawling along (at page 225 now, with...
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea is big! Welcome Quantized ! Glad you discovered the thread - your life is about to change forever. :) And there are many ways to Time; you are welcome here no matter which way you choose. As you have found through personal experience, there are some for whom stepping into the river of Time ...
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good thing, too... I only have 2335 pages left of the blitz. That's only a couple weeks :P
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote: Posting from phone, not fun.


Oh dear, I hope I didn't make you go through too much trouble for that. :( Thanks though. This will be another thing to consume my class time :P
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Skimming? Heresy. Mrob's dictionary is very helpful in understanding present conversation. I'll post a link once I get home and fire up my computer. LIGHTLY skimming. I'm still aiming to read as many posts as possible. ("as many as possible" might leave out a few when there are 100k+ post...
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yep! I'm on page 190 at the moment. It got a bit nuts, and I may be skimming over the DST argument, but I am nearing the end of the first madness (I think?) (Sorry if I make mistakes in terms of posting and the such. I'm still figuring out forum etiquette.)
by Quantized
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107360
Views: 51810796

Re: 1190: "Time"

As someone who just discovered this thread, and (fairly) recently joined the forum, I am now subjecting myself to one of the most entertaining experiences I have had online as I read this thread from the start, which I also just discovered is called blitzing(?) This is quite the experience, but you ...
by Quantized
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1170375

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dammit, I read up on Pence and like him less and less. And I get the impression that Trump is going to run around leaving Pence in charge. *Denies climate change and opposes all renewable energies *Supports charter schools, aka Segregation 2.0 *Thinks it should be legal to have guns on school *Spon...

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