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by extrablue
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 41643

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Three guys are alone on a desert island: an engineer, a geologist and an economist. They are starving and don't have a thing to eat, but somehow they find a can of beans on the shore. The engineer says: let's hit the can with a rock until it opens. The geologist has another ideia: "No. We shoul...
by extrablue
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29652

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

Umm

Just want to throw out that this was posted on Hemingway's birthday... So I read a lil bit of The Sun Also Rises For Whom the Bell Tolls into it.

Thanks NPR for reminding me of that!
by extrablue
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Uni Student Getting Chubby
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

Re: Uni Student Getting Chubby

eat less
eat better
by extrablue
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Outdoors Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 3854

Re: The Outdoors Thread

Summer is a shitty season for sports, no ice, no tele, no nordic, no backcountry tours.

Thats why I'm flying up to Denali next week and spending the rest of july in -20 weather.

suckas
by extrablue
Fri May 28, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0746: "Birth"
Replies: 68
Views: 24456

Re: "Birth" Discussion

Haha everyone noticed the missing elastic band, I got to say I didn't even see that until it was mentioned here. But anyone else get confused by the clickc sound? I had to read it twice to realize it was supposed to be the gun being cocked and not firing on an empty chamber... please tell me someone...
by extrablue
Mon May 24, 2010 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0744: "Walkthrough"
Replies: 68
Views: 21877

Re: "Walkthrough discussion"

Pure Awesome

Again I realize why I read XKCD every other day and why I wont be seeing it in the newspapers for a while...
by extrablue
Wed May 19, 2010 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0742: "Campfire"
Replies: 59
Views: 21395

Re: "Campfire" Discussion

Great Art Randal! It occurred to me with this comic and Friday's that XKCD is coming the closet to filling the void that's been in my heart since 1995. Intellectual argument, flexible usage of paneling, experimentation with art. Almost Waterson! I feel like that's the best compliment I can give to a...
by extrablue
Thu May 13, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43049

Re: "Malamanteau" Discussion

What I think is great is that the Wiki Eds pants are soo tight and they think that they are responsible for quality work. I work in a field where we do a lot of fact checking and honestly we don't even go near wikipedia, neither does any academic research. If Wiki eds wanted their pedia to be taken ...
by extrablue
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Experience with different language learning methods?
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

Re: Experience with different language learning methods?

Excuse the vulgarity but "The only way to learn a language is to sleep with it." As I was told by some wise person once. I couple basic grammar classes to get the jist of the mechanics, and then move in with someone who will only speak that language to you. Read books, and use the web othe...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26706

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

As a Male I am very disgusted with this comment and the obvious sexist undertones. The frightened male pilot balking in the background while the strong female figure enjoys an adrenaline rush. Honestly how can anyone find this funny. I am absolutely furious. This just perpetuates the cultural constr...
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So called "Weed Out Courses" (or, Why bother with college?)
Replies: 44
Views: 11052

Re: So called "Weed Out Courses" (or, Why bother with colleg

And what is an "unhealthy amount of competition"?

All I'm saying is that advancement is dependent on performance and I like that.
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What Slang Do You Use At Work?
Replies: 20
Views: 6340

Re: What Slang Do You Use At Work?

OT not slang but an awesome phrase


"It is called a DEADline for a reason" my Photo Editor.
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Question About Accents
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Question About Accents

American accent, but will randomly through in some weird british words or phrases into conversations. The parents will have some affect. (every proud new englander should know that no one ever ever says E ffect. It is always pronounced Ah ffect.)
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I hate hate haaaaaate my job
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Re: I hate hate haaaaaate my job

i suggest you watch Clerks and listen very carefully to Randall.
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existence
Replies: 152
Views: 19812

Re: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existe

Could you clarify and expand please. My meaning was that, just as not everyone is entitled to call themselves an African American, nor an Indigenous Australian, not everyone is entitled to call themselves a member of the LGBT community. How those groups are defined and delineated is worth talking a...
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2374684

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

sup

"Extrablue is best applied between -2 and -10C on new snow and -5 and -15C for transformed snow." - swixsport.com

That about sums it up for me. I like news and XKCD.
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 49011

Re: Mac vs PC

WHO WAS THE IDIOT WHO THOUGHT PUTTING THE BUTTON TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE CD DRAWER ON THE KEYBOARD AND NOT ON THE DRAWER ITSELF WAS A GOOD IDEA!!!
that really bugs me to no end.
by extrablue
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16908

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

What is sad (but not surprising) is that the true hero(s) fighting for democracy and freedom is who ever leaked this classified military video to the press. Who ever leaked this did the right thing, and will face a Court Martial if their identity is ever reviewed. Good comment on the NYT site someth...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: No-grammar messages makes difficult as to understand it
Replies: 28
Views: 3611

Re: No-grammar messages makes difficult as to understand it

I is thinking we should so talk always, long posts with spanish subject stupid'
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fiction weapons
Replies: 126
Views: 13372

Re: Science fiction weapons

WST They're like 25 tons - 100 tons and they do have massive feet. And despite the fact that they make no sense what so ever 'mechs friggin rock! And in a way thats why I love science fiction. Look at Battletech you have a Particle Projection Cannon (man made lightning) that is only 5x times as powe...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So called "Weed Out Courses" (or, Why bother with college?)
Replies: 44
Views: 11052

Re: So called "Weed Out Courses" (or, Why bother with colleg

At MSU the architecture and film courses worked like this. 100 freshman allowed top 40% get to be sophmores then top 80% from the second year get to move on. I think this was awesome. Everyone was excepted into the program and it was all based on GPA in the program, so your HS grades from when you w...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Space Combat
Replies: 105
Views: 7456

Re: Space Combat

OT For taking out a planet/population center. What about bio weapons? Why go to all the trouble of big explosions and forces when you could release an aerosol of virus or bacteria that you can genetically aim for a species or class of life. On reading this what occurred to me is that if everything g...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0367: "Fandom"
Replies: 158
Views: 26070

Re: "Fandom" Discussion

THATS ME!

So I had Stackpole's autograph when I was younger, even interviewed him for a who do you want to be when you grow up project.

And I may have voted for the Ronpaul in a certain primary...
(only difference is that I had more Battletech books than Star Wars books...)
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308709

Re: What is your favourite book?

CALVIN AND HOBBES = The greatest thing ever written in the history of history, and the books that made me who I am. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand Confessions of an Economic Hitman (Best Adult Book) The Blood of Kerensky books by Michael A Stackpole - I've read them so many times I've had to rebuy copies...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?
Replies: 54
Views: 5374

Re: How Separate are your Online and Meatspace Identities?

How many meat selves do you have? I started an answer to this question saying I only had one, but as I typed I realize that isn't true. I have the public persona which is the me that can be linked back to my job. As an AssEd :wink: anything that I say can be linked to the publication. I have the me ...
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554407

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Radio_Head

I know you got drowned out here, but a lot of silent folks reading this are in 100% agreement with your views.
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is China a currency manipulator?
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Is China a currency manipulator?

Silas,

Thanks for the clear answer I got what you're saying.
by extrablue
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ice-->Rock
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Ice-->Rock

Holy crap Batman. Got the first rock day in after the ice season and my hands are toast, my back and shoulders are fried and my calves and forearms feel like I didn't even get a day outside. Not too mention it took forever on top rope to do an easy slab. This was my first winter not bouldering too a...
by extrablue
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is China a currency manipulator?
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Is China a currency manipulator?

So I've been out of the world of POLS for a few years, and dont really want to research this. But, is the Fed Reserve a currency manipulator? Isn't the EU going to manipulate its currency when it bails out Greece?? Didn't we manipulate our currency when we got rid of the metal standards?? I guess I ...
by extrablue
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existence
Replies: 152
Views: 19812

Re: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existe

There is a plus side to this story. Canceling the prom will probably cut a percentage point or two off of the rate of teenage pregnancies in the town.
by extrablue
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13819

Re: Man vs Girl

Pez brushed no this. Flip this argument over. There could very easily be a lot of males out there who are pissed at the fact that boy = immature while girl does not to the same extent. If I call someone a boy, it usually means weak, inferior, immature, I call someone girl it means they are female. (...
by extrablue
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: IP address visible to forum admins?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: IP address visible to forum admins?

All we do is use serial commas.

There is a long story behind the issues with serial commas, involving a drinking game, a bet, and margaritas.
He uses Bronto, and we do this about once a month.
by extrablue
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: IP address visible to forum admins?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

IP address visible to forum admins?

So a friend of mine run administers a forum at this website. We decided it would be fun to make some random Screen Names and go in and post more of the types of comments, that he complains to us about when he isn't working. Can he see our IP addresses if we are just making up user profiles and with ...
by extrablue
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13819

Re: Man vs Girl

Cheezwhiz How old are you? If you are a 20 something, than be happy about it. Males don't usually feel so bad about being perceived as old/older. Man means strength. Call a female woman, and you run into a mess of "yes I know you aren't as young as you wish you were.etc" Same as when someo...
by extrablue
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rather silly question about German
Replies: 30
Views: 4641

Re: A rather silly question about German

"People occasionally say and write sentences that are not correct."

Stimmt dass (say it out loud in English like Curtis James Jackson would).
by extrablue
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 171648

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Gendered Nouns My teacherin (female) told my other teachere (male) about Soy based Iced Tea. NOT GENDERED ARTICLES (worst idea ever) and we need a word similar to "bergheil" the austrian/bavarian word used to congratulate a fellow mountain climber upon reaching the summit. Because thats pr...
by extrablue
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348262

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

What about the old super protestant thing of naming kids after traits. One of my favorite books has characters in an old New England town named Welcome and Resolved. Personally I'm thinking of naming my first born "Wicked". While an ex roommate of mine has announced that any son of his wil...
by extrablue
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rather silly question about German
Replies: 30
Views: 4641

Re: A rather silly question about German

The faulty parallelism is a product of the broken english grammar, not a product of faulty parallelism being ok in german.
by extrablue
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rather silly question about German
Replies: 30
Views: 4641

Re: A rather silly question about German

Sorry,
Shortly,

What I mean is that when you mix two grammars in one sentence you aren't really getting a good look at either english or german grammar.

Does that make sense.

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