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by Stargazer71
Tue May 23, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"
Replies: 37
Views: 6388

Re: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"

Billions of years? His ancestors are dinosaurs? Omnis cellula e cellula. By definition, we did not come from anything that went extinct. Kindof a cool thing to think about though. Your lineage has managed to survive every single mass extinction in the history of Earth. Congratulations on your succe...
by Stargazer71
Thu May 18, 2017 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1838: "Machine Learning"
Replies: 22
Views: 7233

Re: 1838: "Machine Learning"

Do I dare to say that this is basically climate models in a nutshell? I think I will. Not only because I love watching doomsday evangelists' heads explode, but also because it makes this joke eerily similar to Sunday's Dilbert (which also made doomsday evangelists' heads explode): http://dilbert.com...
by Stargazer71
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 25709

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

I've said it before and I'll say it again: This comic, annoying me for using degress F so soon after #1394 using inches, gave me an idea. Randall could make versions in both imperial and metric and use ip-geo thing to serve the "correct" units for everyone. Doesn't see too difficult consi...
by Stargazer71
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

Demolishing straw men sure is fun, because if you believe that Trump supporters want to take away your life, then you are fighting an ideological battle that exists solely within your own mind. Check out this kid, saying other people are using strawmen. The irony is enough to shatter reality. I res...
by Stargazer71
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

So, in your mind, eliminating dissent through mass murder is ... something other than fascism, because you're trying to get rid of fascism? Am I understanding you correctly? Once again, typical modern liberal. Silence dissent (in your case through the use of guns**), because free discourse is just ...
by Stargazer71
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one and assume that this was a really inappropriate joke that made nobody laugh. No joke about it. The only good fascist is a dead fascist. Edit: Anyway, I though that according to various right-wing-arseholes, saying this sort of carp online i...
by Stargazer71
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

After fifteen years of the same discredited, specious arguments being used to stall discussions of climate change and prevent us doing anything about it, shooting the next generation of idiots really does look like a wonderful idea :shock: ... wow ... and liberals claimed Trump supporters were viol...
by Stargazer71
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

Modern liberalism in a nutshell. Free discourse is too much work. Work to silence dissent and move forward. Who's being silenced? I'm just laughing at their pathetic trolling. You too cupcake. :lol: ETA: And you TheGhost . "Sheeple" LMAO what a precious snowflake you are. Second edit: I c...
by Stargazer71
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

come on, 2016 was awesome, we had TAY, "meme terrorism", the beginning of the end of fake news, trump giving an epic dressing down to said fake news purveyors, some epic moments in trolling from people like sargon, feminism continuing to overtake parody... all around, it's been a pretty a...
by Stargazer71
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12534

Re: 1779: "2017"

It's at times like this that I reflect on how many times I heard Clinton claim that Trump was running a campaign based on fear. That makes me smile, because comics like this make it seem undeniable to me that Clinton was the one running a campaign based on fear--a fear of Trump. Now that Clinton is ...
by Stargazer71
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 29415

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Are you under the impression that only celebrities and politicians are able to interact with people on Facebook who are not their direct friends? Nope. I'm pretty comfortable in the knowledge that nobody gives a sh** about what anybody says on facebook, with the only notable exceptions being celebr...
by Stargazer71
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 29415

Re: 1761: "Blame"

How do you know that's a fact? Because the only exceptions are celebrities and politicians. I'm making the very safe assumption that if netsplit were any of these, he or she wouldn't be hanging around here. Yes, we already know that you are personally unaffected enough by this election that you're ...
by Stargazer71
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 29415

Re: 1761: "Blame"

This comic was a GOMHR moment for me. I let the Trump voters have it on Facebook. It wasn't pretty, and I'm a little embarrassed about it. Still he is going to hurt a lot of people, and his voters need to understand the evil they voted for, out of selfishness or stupidity. The question becomes, wha...
by Stargazer71
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 29415

Re: 1761: "Blame"

More like on people you thought were your friends but who just voted for a person whose administration ... I am friends with a bunch of liberals. I can say with absolutely no hesitation that a meaningful friendship is worth *way* more than any political view. Unloading on them because you're disapp...
by Stargazer71
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 29415

Re: 1761: "Blame"

This comic was a GOMHR moment for me. I let the Trump voters have it on Facebook. It wasn't pretty, and I'm a little embarrassed about it. Still he is going to hurt a lot of people, and his voters need to understand the evil they voted for, out of selfishness or stupidity. The question becomes, wha...
by Stargazer71
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I'm just saying. If this is your method of coming to terms with yesterday's outcome, then all the more power to you. But just know--it ain't gonna happen. Period. I didn't bring the topic up, I was just commenting on the ongoing conversation about it. I did conclude by saying that California leavin...
by Stargazer71
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I support secession anywhere at any scale on general principles, but furthermore, for consequentialist considerations (...) Yeah, so, this has been tried before. It didn't end peacefully. If California were to actually try it, peace would probably fail for the same reason it did before--who owns th...
by Stargazer71
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1148975

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liri wrote:I think voters are just stupid and sexist and racist.


Eventually, you're going to need to find a new adjective for people you disagree with.
by Stargazer71
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Both slogans reflect everything that is stupid, shallow, petty, and ignorant in American politics. The attitudes that they reflect neatly sum up how we got into this mess in the first place. Anyone repeating them with a straight face should consider whether they are part of the problem. Maybe you j...
by Stargazer71
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Also, am I the only one who notices how subtly insulting this comic is? "If you're having trouble voting, here's a phone number?" I mean seriously--what kind of half-way informed voter can claim that they are having trouble voting? The kind who is being intimidated by outsiders trying to ...
by Stargazer71
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Also, am I the only one who notices how subtly insulting this comic is? "If you're having trouble voting, here's a phone number?" I mean seriously--what kind of half-way informed voter can claim that they are having trouble voting? I mean, is this supposed to help get the votes people who ...
by Stargazer71
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 94984

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I see Randall also has a troubling lack of integrity. https://blog.xkcd.com/2008/01/28/obama/ I do find it mildly amusing how much Trump scares liberals into abandoning principles they formerly espoused: I’m a political junkie, but I’ve largely kept that out of xkcd Clinton has done nothing of the ...
by Stargazer71
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

What level of detail is necessary for public communication to qualify as "scientifically honest?" Is it dishonest to show drawings of the solar system that aren't to scale? Nice straw man. There aren't many people out there who need convincing about the existence and position of the plane...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

(Unless you're a meaniehead and you just want to argue online. Then it is immensely useful). When did "meaniehead" come to apply to something other than people who argue about topics related to social science/social justice? I've seen it used twice today to refer to people on the side of ...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

(Nevermind the stuff I mentioned earlier about it being two datasets with different characteristics tacked onto each other. Onward soldiers!) The purpose of this plot isn't to present scientific evidence, but to communicate scientific conclusions to the public. Instead of nitpicking about the way t...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

(Nevermind the stuff I mentioned earlier about it being two datasets with different characteristics tacked onto each other. Onward soldiers!) Scientists frequently adjust their data to eliminate noise, which is only a problem if the noise is relevant (ie: if it's not actually noise). Do you think t...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

This comic has been featured on the Washington Post website. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/09/12/you-think-global-warming-is-a-sham-because-climate-has-changed-before-read-this-comic/?tid=pm_local_pop_b Social justice warriors, your mission is clear. You have your...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Naah... the DJIA is a fractal curve. Aside from some very low-frequency shapes, it looks the same no matter how you zoom (semi-joke). I thought about that, thus my decision to say a 5 year sliding average. I think you'd get a much smoother graph if you did it that way. Admittedly however, I haven't...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Hmmmm ... I suddenly want to create a graph of the Dow Jones for the last 50 years (adjusted for inflation, plotted on a sliding average of 5 years). Then 1 month from the end of the graph, I'll switch over to a daily graph. Just for fun. ... The economy is on the fritz by the way. The graph I'm ab...
by Stargazer71
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130737

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Hmmmm ... I suddenly want to create a graph of the Dow Jones for the last 50 years (adjusted for inflation, plotted on a sliding average of 5 years). Then 1 month from the end of the graph, I'll switch over to a daily graph. Just for fun. ... The economy is on the fritz by the way. The graph I'm abo...
by Stargazer71
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12128

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

gmalivuk wrote:
Apeiron wrote:We have different words because they have different meanings.
Then why do we also have so many synonyms and homonyms?


Because linguists hate us and want us to be miserable.
by Stargazer71
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12128

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

Minutes after the comic, North Korea, having outdated computers still running Windows 10 and functioning nuclear weapons*, then goes to town like a bull in a china shop.

( *though just barely :D )
by Stargazer71
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Us supreme court requires same sex marriage [split]
Replies: 96
Views: 21508

Re: Us supreme court requires same sex marriage [split]

Remember this is the same USA that had the clause "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." in their declaratoin of ind...
by Stargazer71
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Us supreme court requires same sex marriage [split]
Replies: 96
Views: 21508

Re: Us supreme court requires same sex marriage [split]

Chen wrote:That list of legal minds aren't legislators though. If no one brings a case up before them, why would they need to consider the interpretation of the amendment to cover that circumstance?


So in your opinion, the intentions of the authors is irrelevant when interpreting an amendment?
by Stargazer71
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Us supreme court requires same sex marriage [split]
Replies: 96
Views: 21508

Re: Same-sex marriage now legal in 24 states

Twitter Bingo! Five of my American friends have now repeatedly stated "LOOK, I'M TOTES FOR GAY MARRIAGE, I'M NOT A BIGOT OR ANYTHING, BUT I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE EVERYONE IS TRAMPLING ALL OVER THE CONSTITUTION!!!! YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION!!!" When asked to defend their point, a few ...
by Stargazer71
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1438: "Houston"
Replies: 58
Views: 20265

Re: 1438: "Houston"

Maybe I'm nitpicking, but they never said, "Houston, we have a problem." That was from the movie Apollo 13. The direct quote was: "Ok Houston, I believe we've had a problem here. (This is Houston, say again please). Houston we've had a problem." This one (along with the whole &q...
by Stargazer71
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1438: "Houston"
Replies: 58
Views: 20265

Re: 1438: "Houston"

Maybe I'm nitpicking, but they never said, "Houston, we have a problem." That was from the movie Apollo 13. The direct quote was: "Ok Houston, I believe we've had a problem here. (This is Houston, say again please). Houston we've had a problem." This one (along with the whole &qu...
by Stargazer71
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37557

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

Is it just me, or is Randall starting to exhibit the symptoms of the SJW-plague? I don't want XKCD to go in the direction of Sinfest... Yeah, because if there's one thing plaguing the Internet these days, it's definitely a desire for too much justice . Like, do you not get how much it sounds like y...
by Stargazer71
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 179439

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

It would be nothing more, if marriage-as-religious-ceremony groups simply then said, "so you can't get married in our religion." But they don't stop there. They try to nullify any other definition for everyone else, even if those others aren't affiliated with their religion (and often esp...
by Stargazer71
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 179439

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Thinking a group should not enjoy the same rights as you, when others think differently is diversity. Acting to prevent a group from enjoying those rights is not diversity. It is suppression of diversity. You are absolutely correct. However the crux of the matter comes down to whether marriage is a...

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