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by knight427
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Third (Final) Presidential Debate
Replies: 86
Views: 6188

Re: Third (Final) Presidential Debate

I'm thinking my favorite line from this was McCain saying "If you wanted to run against Bush, you should have ran four years ago." I was impressed with that line. He peaked way early though, it went downhill real fast for him, throwing every hail marry he could think of. Overall, I think ...
by knight427
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Third (Final) Presidential Debate
Replies: 86
Views: 6188

Re: Third (Final) Presidential Debate

Dear Joe the Plumber, The fact that will earn your money by owning a small business does not somehow make you exempt from paying higher taxes on your large income under our progressive tax system. If it's such a burden to make that much profit, please, hire some bad employees to reduce your profits....
by knight427
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vice-Presidential Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 9146

Re: Vice-Presidential Debate

Why does no one ever mention the "lower" class? This is an honest question; I have no clue why they've been erased from political discourse. I have two unsubstantiated theories. 1) Saying "lower class" sounds degrading to the lower class, and makes you sound like an elitist. Sor...
by knight427
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vice-Presidential Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 9146

Re: Vice-Presidential Debate

Oh, another great part was talking about how the Constitution has flexibility when talking about the vice president's role under Bush-Cheney and how it'd be under McCain-Palin. I love how the Constitution has flexibility when it comes to limiting checks and balances on Republican Executive powers a...
by knight427
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159412

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (Merg'd Season 2)

1: Let's say that you're right that Sylar has to use his hands for TK. In that case, the sound power is useful because he could attack someone while both hands are occupied (or bound). Right, but he must have some other power that could could have been used against the third guy. I suspect he can't...
by knight427
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159412

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (Merg'd Season 2)

Episode 3 – One of Us, One of Them Hiro I agree with others that Hiro has taken a step backwards. I think they were trying to get back to the balance they had in Season 1, which is very disappointing given the potential of a time traveling samurai (rather than a time traveling do-gooder) How are the...
by knight427
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159412

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (Merg'd Season 2)

Vivek wrote:And since this is TV, the problem of how something in the future causes the past events that cause itself wont be adequately explored :P


Points to you for anticipating my question!
by knight427
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain 'suspends' campaign (+ post-debate chatter)
Replies: 85
Views: 7622

Re: McCain 'suspends' campaign (+ post-debate chatter)

I was expecting Obama to clearly win this debate. Even though national security is supposedly McCain's forte, the necessity to discuss the economic crisis seemed like it would play to Obama's favor (plus Obama is generally regarded as being more comfortable in a formal debate). I was also aware that...
by knight427
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 159412

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (Merg'd Season 2)

I have so many questions, please just pick and chose what you can answer. I'm pretty sure I've seen all of season 1 and season 2, but I seem to have forgotten some details plus the questions I have about the new shows. Peter 1) What's with the scar? I know we need a device to tell future Peter from ...
by knight427
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

Re: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)

I suppose that the plus side is that another decade or so of the same kind of governing might be enough to cause the US to implode and rid us of at least one menace. Hopefully it implodes, rather than exploding. Your view is that the US, on the whole, is a menace to the world, and the world would b...
by knight427
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

Re: blink = think?

In order for a democracy to work effectively, you have to accept that while people disagree with you, they are worthy of respect and their opinions are valid. Democrats seem to have lost sight of that fact. Uhhh, did you crawl out from under a rock sometime around '06-'07? I mean seriously, don't y...
by knight427
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

Re: blink = think?

It's awkward but makes sense with blink... Edit: I watch that clip and she says that she DIDN'T question whether she could do it or not? I would've liked "Yes, I asked myself that question and I came up with the answer 'yes'" but she said she didn't even bother checking? In other words, s...
by knight427
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

Re: blink = think?

It's awkward but makes sense with blink... Edit: I watch that clip and she says that she DIDN'T question whether she could do it or not? I would've liked "Yes, I asked myself that question and I came up with the answer 'yes'" but she said she didn't even bother checking? In other words, s...
by knight427
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

Re: blink = think?

Just to clarify, I thought "think" would fit in better than "blink" due to my political views and my opinion of Palin. She clearly meant to say "blink", and did say "blink". Sorry if my wording caused any confusion. Nice catch on the "unprovoked". I ...
by knight427
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)
Replies: 98
Views: 7726

blink = think? (Interview[s] with Sarah Palin)

When I heard this quote on MPR, I couldn't help but feel that perhaps she meant to say "think" rather than "blink". "I answered him 'yes' because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can't blink , you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to...
by knight427
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?
Replies: 58
Views: 6973

Re: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?

Also, I remember one of his other findings was that people who leaned right tended to donate more blood than people who leaned left. That's just because us left leaners are too busy having anonymous sex while sharing heroin needles to get down the blood bank. :wink: Actually, I'd be interested to k...
by knight427
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?
Replies: 58
Views: 6973

Re: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?

Except they don't . Bush lowered the lowest tax bracket from 15% to 10%, and today the rich pay a higher percentage of the total tax revenue then they did before the tax cuts. The group that really got ahead in the bush tax cuts are the middle class. From your link: * The tax cuts have not substant...
by knight427
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

Health care is a commodity. Like coffee, or toilets. The government has absolutely no responsibility to put a toilet on every street corner. Nor does it have a responsibility to pay for my schooling. I need schooling, toilets, and health care, but needing them does not make them a "right."...
by knight427
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

Heisenberg, do you believe health care is a right or a privilege?
by knight427
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?
Replies: 58
Views: 6973

Re: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?

I would say that the main issue with Obama's past as a community organizer is that it doesn't really prepare him for being President. I'm sure it may be good training for being a Senator, but not being Commander in Chief. That's a statement which could be debated reasonably either way. However, if ...
by knight427
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?
Replies: 58
Views: 6973

Why do Republicans mock "community organizer" role?

Apparently losing a beauty pageant provides superior pedigree than successfully leading a faith based community organization.

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnew ... ublic.html
by knight427
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

Stop there. The point of the government is protection. Why do you think that our health is not important enough to be protected? And, no, not everyone has good health care here, that is why we need socialized medicine. See Lumpy's post for stuff I don't want to repeat here immediately after it was ...
by knight427
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

Who other than you pays for health insurance? While yes, it is technically a risk for the insurance company, if they do actually lose money on anyone they'll just make everyone else pay more later. Or is that what you mean by 'everyone pays in a fair share'? Consumers pay, no doubt. We pay more whe...
by knight427
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

Yes. And Heisenberg is kind of trivializing the decision that a lot of people make -- I wouldn't be choosing between beer or insurance, for example; I'd be choosing between food and health care, or shelter and health care. Sure, I'm choosing to make that decision, but then my options are pretty muc...
by knight427
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

I never understood the recent wave of fanaticism about universal health care. I myself was uninsured for several years. Insurance is gambling. If you buy it and you get hurt, it pays, otherwise it's money wasted. I, like many Americans, looked at my budget and realized that I would have to choose b...
by knight427
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans
Replies: 182
Views: 10944

Re: McCain policy adviser says there are no uninsured Americans

I DID mean to imply that I don't appreciate a system that being a part of is becoming mandatory by the current economy and that this system is so out of wack that people who can afford it pay double and those who can't afford it pay nothing. Sorry, If I caused offense. Didn't mean to. You have it b...
by knight427
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2544122

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

@sje46: Granted, you are allowed to purchase a ticket on a commercial airliner.

@ Asmodieus: Not Granted, two wishes breaks the rules.

I wish I didn't have to correct midterms.
by knight427
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2544122

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Do I have to corrupt my own wish?

Granted, the universe uses the following equation to calculate your money: $$ = 1/Work. As work approached zero, your money approaches infinity. However, if you ever stop working completely, the universe will implode as it tries to divide by zero. Good luck sleeping.
by knight427
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2544122

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you now stay awake 24 hours a week, 7 months out of the year and sleep at all other times.

I wish I could do less work for more money.
by knight427
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26091
Views: 2544122

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but now that it is easier, hard work doesn't pay off and slackers rule the world. You'll be getting your draft notice shortly.

I wish I had more time for everything.
by knight427
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203408

Re: Cool games on the interweb

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/461/coloursti5.png For crying out loud. That shade is lighter than either of the individual shades. I believe it has to do with additive and subtractive combination of colors. When you mix paints, you are subtracting light frequencies because each paint is reflect...
by knight427
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0466: "Moving"
Replies: 165
Views: 32562

Re: Moving

I borrowed the internet from my neighbors for almost 3 years. There were 3 strong, unsecured networks I could connect to (of course one of them was named linksys). For some reason, their strength and dependability varied with time. Every few months I had to prioritize a different one, and I eventual...
by knight427
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0368: "Bass"
Replies: 132
Views: 37683

Re: "Bass" discussion

well, assuming you had a device that could replicate sound waves out of phase (and if the sound source or listener we're moving there would be a change in pitch due to the velocity of either object), which would be hard because you'd have to essentially record the source, then process it to make it...
by knight427
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7365

Re: Anywhere, USA

I agree that the game petered out, and needs a reboot. I am a bit dissapointed to lose the work I had done on Feynman. Don't be suprised to see c&p of relevent material.
by knight427
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203408

Re: Cool games on the interweb

Eh, I tried Travian a while ago when I was really bored, but I was fairly underwhelmed by it. I play Ogame myself, and Travian seemed to offer little that Ogame didn't. It had cheesier graphics along with a less skill-based combat system. But then again, these kind of games really are all about the...
by knight427
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203408

Re: Cool games on the interweb

http://www.travian.com I did a search and the only reference to Travian was in an intro thread, so hopefully I didn't miss the obvious gigantic thread about it. :oops: This game is a much simpler browser based version of civilization. You can spend a couple minutes a day or many hours building up y...
by knight427
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7365

Re: Anywhere, USA

Feynman was a bit nervous when the shape-shifting bird began to fly around his head. He thought it would move on to the next person, but for some reason it seemed to be taunting him specifically. As the crazy bird swooped and swerved around him, Feynman began to sense that he could predict the path ...
by knight427
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Directions of my life
Replies: 41
Views: 4301

Re: Directions of my life

is graduating with my class really all that important...? Let's see. 1) You will have to remember to look at the previous class year announcements in the alumni newsletter to find out when the people you didn't care to stay in touch with have exciting news to share like their promotion to day-time ...
by knight427
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Casual Collective: Competitive Tower D
Replies: 33
Views: 7599

Re: The Casual Collective: Competitive Tower D

i just had a couple good games with VTHodge. This is still alive! People should do this. People should PM invites to active xkcd members who have been waiting over a month to join in. Edit: Is anyone else trying to beat the 10k gold Fun mode (single player)? I know it sounds unsporting, but I can't...
by knight427
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA
Replies: 86
Views: 7365

Re: Anywhere, USA

Feynman was a bit dismayed that little progress was being made at understanding how everyone got here. Any hope he might have had of discussing the issue further, evaporated with the appearance of even more people. Perhaps later there would be an opportunity to talk to each person individually. Howe...

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