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by warcupine
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 41443

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

So apparently the ability to speak and write at a (public) high school level is indicative of race or social class. I would have thought it to be intelligence or effort, unless he's saying those things are related somehow? Access to education (and fashion), and to a cultural context that values mas...
by warcupine
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25246

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

Well, can you or any of us here recite the entire Illiad from memory? People used to memorize long stuff like that back before the printing press made it possible to own your own copy of a text. Most people didn't. Some did. Fast-forward to the present day, where, in a shocking twist... most people...
by warcupine
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25246

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I foresee a thoughtful discussion of how expectations for the nature of interpersonal activity have varied over time, culture, and socioeconomic stratum, with especial attention to perceptions of the ideal balance of social interaction vs. private fulfillment and enlightenment. The ideas presented w...
by warcupine
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 16259

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Aren't the quotes in the strip angled so as to be close quotes? Which annoyingly makes it nonsense if you parse it as the closing part of something recursive. Anyway. Hooray for recursion! Boo for Ozymandias going on forever without getting to the bit about nothing else remaining! I don't know whic...
by warcupine
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"
Replies: 33
Views: 7416

Re: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"

Buzzfeed must be a really lucrative business model, tempting users to clickthrough and all, but I don't read it and blocked it from my Facebook feed on principle. The principle is that Buzzfeed is asinine and I hate it. Upworthy and Wimp are also bad about this (but not as blatant and less annoying...
by warcupine
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"
Replies: 33
Views: 7416

Re: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"

Buzzfeed must be a really lucrative business model, tempting users to clickthrough and all, but I don't read it and blocked it from my Facebook feed on principle.

The principle is that Buzzfeed is asinine and I hate it.
by warcupine
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 29771

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

What makes it problematic is not that it exists, but that it becomes ubiquitous and socially acceptable, kind of like cell phones on a date, or at a performance. (Yes, people let cell phones ring during a performance, and some people even take the call!) Letting a cell phone ring at a performance i...
by warcupine
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 29771

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

I think you're unfairly taking the "list price" as an absolute property of the product or service. Worth is often subjective. There are situations in which the point of bargaining is (in part) to agree on a price that is satisfying to buyer and seller, with the list price as a suggested s...
by warcupine
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 29771

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

If you are shopping for a house, the amount of money you have could be an indicator of how flexible you might be on price. It is none of their business; why should you tell them? (More to the point, they shouldn't ask.) Bargaining is all about that, and when there is thirty thousand dollars at stak...
by warcupine
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86025

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Torrents won't work over a network which blocks P2P traffic, such as any belonging to my university. Re: the tribulations of Linux user-friendliness: I used Mandriva 2010 on my 2008-model laptop for a while; at some point the wifi stopped working. I detected networks but could not connect to them, w...
by warcupine
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 59318

Re: 0859: "("

Your eloquence presumes that trolls either (a) are intelligent, or (b) care. Mere facts won't stop trolls from saying stupid shit. (We had a US President of eight years as testimony to that sad reality.)

:>
by warcupine
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 96392

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

I approve of this comic

that is all
by warcupine
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73890

acquiescence

I thought the comic and alt-text were funny... and I am a student of the social sciences... and freely admit that they are not real sciences. All y'all unfortunate bitchy people are just assuming a level of Care in your audience that, quite frankly, does not exist. Hell, sometimes it doesn't even ex...
by warcupine
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0717: "Furtive"
Replies: 108
Views: 30449

Re: "Furtive" Discussion

I thought it was funny.
--and I don't really care if you didn't.
That will be all ;o
*smokebomb

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