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by jordan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket
Replies: 15
Views: 4903

Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

Fingers crossed for Lawrence vs Obergefell, that will be a crazy match.

"Yo, Obergefell! Everything you got, you got thanks to me!"
"Puh-leeeze… If you really wanted it, you should have put a ring on it!"
by jordan
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8997

Re: 1911: Defensive Profile

What part of jordan's post is at odds with the fact "microaggression" is in the dictionary? The reading-between-the-lines part. jordan: "People are usually offended by really offensive things" Unless you think his purpose was to make a pointlessly tautological statement along th...
by jordan
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8997

Re: 1911: Virtue Signalling Volume 7

FOARP/Mikeski —hope you don't mind me replying to you both together. :) First—my reply was a tad flip. :wink: The post I replied to made an assertion which I consider to be counterfactual and implied rather more besides. Really? Have you taken a look at Twitter or the average tabloid newspaper? The...
by jordan
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8997

Re: 1911: Defensive Profile

Personally, I appreciate it when people feel the need to declare they are no-drama. It's a good signal that, sans investment, they will be self-interested with respect to interpersonal dynamics and problems. I find them easy to handle: I don't approach them with my personal issues and focus our rela...
by jordan
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8997

Re: 1911: Virtue Signalling Volume 7

Apeiron wrote:People are usually most offended by things they fear are true... or that are true.


In my experience, people are usually most offended by things that are really offensive.
by jordan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 15113

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

This is almost as fun as reading one-star reviews on Trip Adviser! I gave it a try, and after a bit of browsing to find a suitably small-but-not-tiny city I came upon Minot, ND. The talk page is a gem. It starts with a discussion about what to call residents: People from Minot I really do not want t...
by jordan
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59146

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

The "serious" Wikipedians will argue about anything. "I don't care if E. E. Cummings used all lower case with no space between the first initials - it's just wrong , so we have to do it right ." Damn, I picked that out of thin air... Now looking, I see it's an actual argument. :...
by jordan
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24769

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

When you're on the internet and you don't understand or know something, ask Google first. Ask people second if Google doesn't help. Incidentally, although my first resort is usually Google, I'll usually resort to a more specialised resource where available and convenient to peruse—which, for XKCD s...
by jordan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0957: "Development"
Replies: 87
Views: 24638

Re: 0957: "Development"

Hurricanes are frequently described as developing from one stage to another. Randall just amusingly invoked a different sort of development. I found it funny even without the reference to the NHC. I thought the comic was great, but then I'm a psychology student. Ditto. :) Studied computer science a...
by jordan
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 40221

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Shoot. My friends read this comic, it won't be long before they're wise to my private proclivity. :(
by jordan
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

Sir Houndalot correctly identified why I put my scripts at the bottom—not to have JS run as soon as the DOM is loaded, but so that they don't block parallel downloads. Incidentally, Xanthir, I'm just moving over to jQuery. I admit, for a while I looked down a little on framework programmers; why use...
by jordan
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

(This also applies to the parent selector if you use inline CSS.) I don't think it does, at least if I'm reading the specifications correctly. ">" only needs to be escaped if it occurs in the string "]]>" , and I don't think there's any way that could occur in valid CSS. Now, th...
by jordan
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

The empty start tag basically repeats the last tag used: <p>First paragraph. <>Second paragraph. As for marked instructions, you should already be using them if you include inline Javascript, say, in an XHTML document—specifically with the CDATA keyword. Otherwise, any "&," "&...
by jordan
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

Thanks Philip, I must have missed that post! For some reason it never even occurred to me to test SGML shorthand in lynx.

And indeed, Mr Kite. The only remotely justifiable application I've seen of the NET tag shorthand is, well, demonstrating how to write a minimal HTML document. :)
by jordan
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

[…]DOCTYPEs are a failure, which is why HTML5 just uses "<!DOCTYPE html>"[.] Agreed, the DOCTYPE is a pretty fail construct. [O]n a normal page are you really going to go without a head/body/etc.? No. The differences are absolutely minimal in practice. Honestly, I already do. Of the three...
by jordan
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

My employers recently opened a mobiles and accessories shop in Lancaster ; if you look at the source of the (ugly and hastily-designed) holding page, you'll see that I miss out quite a few optional tags. In my opinion, it remains pretty readable and easily comprehensible—at least to anyone who knows...
by jordan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6003

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

Damnit, Xanthir said everything I was going to say, and very well too. Personally, I seldom close paragraph tags, and never close list items (including definitions and terms in definition lists), table rows or table cells, nor the head, body or html elements. Indeed, of the latter three, I only open...
by jordan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Absurd regular expressions
Replies: 37
Views: 6655

Re: Absurd regular expressions

Concerning RFC-822 compliant addresses: if you decide to test an online form's compliance with this spec to the limit, I don't think you should complain if it doesn't work. Looking through some old code, I found: /[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:...
by jordan
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 30830

Re: "Party" Discussion

This really works. I now hear THAT song every time I see Rick Astley's face or hear his name. It's a constant threat, like the game I just lost. A game like . . .THE GAME?!?!?! AIEEEEEEE!! AAAAARGH!!! *beats head with coat hangers* I once went on a trip where people set out to make me lose TEH GAME...
by jordan
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: None of these ___ true
Replies: 42
Views: 6217

Re: None of these ___ true

How lovely! I'm glad to see he takes a more sensible position on such things these days.

(Although it doesn't poor, beleaguered Alan Davies' browbeating less funny. :))
by jordan
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: None of these ___ true
Replies: 42
Views: 6217

Re: None of these ___ true

I recall that Stephen Fry found this particularly vexing on QI. (He was quite certain that "none" === "not one," and thus was always singular.)
by jordan
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48764

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

This has to be one of my favourite comics, up there with the Fourier-transformed cat. It reminds me of why I started reading XKCD. :D
by jordan
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0455: "Hats"
Replies: 163
Views: 43728

Re: "Hats" discussion

A couple of seconds after reading this, I thought: you know, if it weren't for the second hat, I wouldn't know which one was meant to be BHG. That's when it struck me, maybe the guy wearing the second hat is BHG? If I were black hat guy and I saw someone wearing my hat, it's conceivable that I'd try...
by jordan
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 121503

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

[Talking about the ending of The Virgin Suicides]

It leaves you feeling empty… Almost unconsummated, like the boys themselves.

[Awkward silence followed shortly by open derision.]
by jordan
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Mission"
Replies: 88
Views: 19133

Re: "Mission" Discussion

Rysto wrote:[A] casual sex bakery?

Am I the only person who thinks this would be the best idea ever?

"I'll have a Paris brest, and a couple of éclairs for the girls at the corner table."
by jordan
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Mission"
Replies: 88
Views: 19133

Re: "Mission" Discussion

For the couple of people who didn't get it: something similar happened to White Beret Guy in xkcd Goes to the Airport , and he actually finds a bakery in xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel (he appears twice in that one). So his known personality traits are an optimistic and adventurous nature coupled ...
by jordan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0439: "Thinking Ahead"
Replies: 164
Views: 29359

Re: "Thinking Ahead" Discussion

Dear Straight Dudes,

You suck! We never have this problem with girls.

Lots of love,
The Gays
by jordan
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146327

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

But it gets used for annoying pop-up and pop-under ads more than for all user-beneficial reasons combined. Pop-ups and pop-overs tend to be instigated by JavaScript. The "target" attribute will only open a new window for a link you click on yourself, and to the same destination. Doesn't a...
by jordan
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146327

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Extremely annoyed that I couldn't use 'target="_blank"' in XHTML 1.0 Strict You mean they finally decided web pages shouldn't be able to spawn new windows!? I think this calls for a celebration. Off-topic: there are plenty of reasons you might want to do this — usually when you will be re...
by jordan
Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146327

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

I love this one from Wikipedia's IE7 stylesheet : /* This bit is needed to make links clickable... WTF */ My own comments tend to consist of dry exposition with occasional apologies: # I'm really, really sorry about this. Maybe we can talk about it over lunch? Extremely annoyed that I couldn't use '...
by jordan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sexual orientation and free will.
Replies: 86
Views: 11926

Homosexuality percentages amongst all sorts of animals did not change no matter the size of the population, you find the same number of homosexuals in a critically low population as you do in a healthy one, as you do in a critically high population. Sorry if you don't have them to hand, but do you ...
by jordan
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: In the Club - When is it okay to touch?
Replies: 52
Views: 7973

This isn't a girls-only problem, as has been pointed out. I've been to a couple of gay bars (against my better judgement), and it seems to be par for the course to have guys flirt with me even when I'm obviously attached and not interested. However, I tend to agree with Pi that it's easier to be inf...
by jordan
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

IMO, communicating with your sexual partner should be one of the first things people should be taught in sex education. I'm not really certain you can teach that. All that you can really do is be really open about sex. I disagree. You can easily tell people, "this is what you need to do,"...
by jordan
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

Belial wrote:You are a harder man than I, then. It's really pretty down there.


This quote badly needs a lack of context.
by jordan
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

If you don't believe that it is likely that you can sustain and enjoy a lifelong relationship with a particular individual, then obviously marrying them would be a bad choice. Conversely, if you feel that it is likely to last and be pleasurable, marriage seems like a very good choice. And, if it tu...
by jordan
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

It's not clear if this is your answer, but are these examples of expectations you developed as a cumulative result of your sexual experiences? Cumulative result, and results of others i've known. IMO, communicating with your sexual partner should be one of the first things people should be taught i...
by jordan
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148992

1. Does this go for human beings as well? -For my own personal morality, yes. But since society as a whole is squeamish about that sort of thing, and there's no shortage of meat from other animals, I'm fine with not pressing the issue. 2. What if morons were really, really tasty, and you were in a ...
by jordan
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

Whether or not someone is good in bed is not based strictly upon experience, it also matters about the degree the person is open about the relationship, and each partners willingness to improve and try new things. One can have had experiences but still be inexperienced because one hasn't learned fr...
by jordan
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 30226

Dibley's response suddenly made me think of something interesting. I agree that it's foolish to elevate virginity too highly as a characteristic, and was going to explain that my partner is not a virgin and I'm OK with that. However, it did raise one issue. I've always felt a little insecure that my...
by jordan
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 148992

Now, this is an interesting statement, because it raises some pointed questions. At what point does it become OK to kill a human being because they lack intelligence? And is it different from the point at which it becomes OK to kill an animal for the same reason? I would be comfortable with "a...

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