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by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 22917

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Habz wrote:Seriously, someone ought to make a comedy series out of everyday meddlings of the republican party. That'd be like sky-highly amusing.
They already did. Two of them, actually. They're on back to back, 11pm EST and repeated at 8pm EST the next day. They are on Comedy Central.
Mogh wrote:Maybe, but it'd be such an odd thing to take pages from a system based on overall results.
...? Could you specify on that?
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 72438

Re: No more "classics"

I have to admit, I whole-heartedly agree about 531 (Contingency Plan). I was talking about that to at least 3 different people at work for roughly a week.
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752270

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I thought that was standard operating procedure of every company that ever advertised a product, to produce images/samples/demonstrations of products better than the ones they actually sell for advertising purposes. I'm not sure I understand the question? Are you saying that a car can't be skillful...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this logo/sticker!
Replies: 22
Views: 1846

Re: Identify this logo/sticker!

If you're always going faster than the speed limit then I am having trouble seeing how driving recklessly and endangering other peoples lives is being a good driver. First of all, 5 to 10 over |= reckless driving and/or endangering other people's lives. Driving speed and how "good" (I'm t...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Replies: 120
Views: 5667

Re: Man, I Feel Like a Woman

Personally, I found it amusing that according to Some Asshole I'm a bloke. :D Particularly this: Go shopping and spend more than three hours in one store, trying on different things that you aren't going to buy. ...which is one of the things they'd have me doing in hell. To the tune of music by Jam...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosthetic Arms Are Go
Replies: 48
Views: 4787

Re: Prosthetic Arms Are Go

I also liked the rolling checker bit. Amazing.
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 22917

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

If it has become obvious that the system we're running is flawed in a fundamental way, and we see everyone else who has similar levels of infrastructure, technology, standard of living, GDP, etc., runs a different system to achieve the same goal and their system is working, would it not make sense t...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Madoff's $50b Ponzi Scheme (now with Social Security debate)
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi Scheme

I really don't know what to say other than spew hatred for the whole thing. Every month millions of Americans pay in to a Ponzi scheme, do you spew hatred at that as well? This is so true. The rising costs of Hockey Ticket prices really ought to be addressed at the highest levels. And I mean the hi...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosthetic Arms Are Go
Replies: 48
Views: 4787

Re: Prosthetic Arms Are Go

Picked up a cracker. Without damaging it. I can't even do that sometimes. The day they can transmit touch back to the nerves is the day I cry from happy, I think. They've already got systems that can transmit pressure (so you can "feel" how hard you're gripping something, how much resistan...
by 22/7
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?
Replies: 54
Views: 3815

Re: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?

I'm going to assume they're mostly nonsense. Dont get involved in a biology discussion if you dont know the terminology. Was there something wrong with the question I asked that Izawwlgood already addressed and so you really didn't need to even mention, or do you have an issue with people trying to...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?
Replies: 54
Views: 3815

Re: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?

I don't think that's how it works. I'm pretty sure HIV mutates as rapidly as it does because it's small and not particularly chemically stable. Even if it could somehow mutate in such a way as to significantly increase its' stability, in the long run that strain would be easy to deal with. It mutat...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

It seems like it's unnecessarily restrictive. Any reason you're going to eat the same thing everyday? I mean, having the same breakfast everyday is one thing (bowl of cereal or something), but everything you take in? That just seems like it's begging for a deficiency.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?
Replies: 54
Views: 3815

Re: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?

If the affliction is deadly, there's no other treatment, and the choice of whether to use the drug lies with the informed patient, then it's absolutely acceptable. Many major surgeries could be described similarly. I agree, but what about diseases like HIV, which take years to affect and kill someo...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Isn't it ironic?
Replies: 17
Views: 3473

Re: Isn't it ironic?

1) Was watching the Daily Show yesterday or the day before and saw a bit about Fox News condemning paparazzi for intruding into peoples' privacy and comparing it to their regular ambushes on political (and sometimes regular) celebrities.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!
Replies: 125
Views: 8997

Re: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!

Bakemaster wrote:22/7: I was responding to the post above yours.
Fuck me, that makes a lot more sense. Sorry about that.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!
Replies: 125
Views: 8997

Re: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!

Ummm... the Armenians? Brutally genocided against by the Turks? Which neither the USA nor a lot of other Western countries recognize as genocide yet... not white people dying Also the thing Hussein did with the poison gas on his own people or something, that probably counts as genocide. same countr...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8393

Re: Anti-Racism

I think my mind is stuck in the topic we were discussing, namely hiring practices and how racism will always exist because certain skills companies hire for are both legitimate and subjective, and how the subjectivity of those skills causes people to lean towards people who are like themselves. I mu...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!
Replies: 125
Views: 8997

Re: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!

Thirdly, I do find it kind of ridiculous how much time people spend learning about the holocaust in comparison to say, the Gulags or the Great Leap Foward. Even though it was an enormous genocide perpetrated by the reason that the largest international war ever happened in the first place? And it w...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8393

Re: Anti-Racism

I think there are ways to measure performance directly, and pay for it directly, though these mechanisms usually don't occur in the traditional employer/employee hiring relationship. Legitimate ways that the vast majority of the US would be willing to embrace? Would you care to share one of those? ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752270

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

In all fairness I don't think it's meant to imply that it's that fast in actual operation - it's a 15-second ad and they expect you to understand that they're showing as much as they can in that time. That said, I agree about Apple commercials in general - I don't think I've actually ever seen an A...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!
Replies: 125
Views: 8997

Re: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!

Dude, just sit over here with the cool kids and pretend he doesn't exist. It's not like you'll have to see him at football practice.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 22917

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Am I the only one who read
Rush Limbaugh - January 19, 2009 wrote:I don't see black people when I look at people. I don't see women. I don't see groups of people. I see Americans.
and thought, "Are you sure Stephen Colbert didn't say this?"
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!
Replies: 125
Views: 8997

Re: No such thing as anti-semitism, not any more!

Indeed. Those questions are incredibly poorly worded. You say yes, you're an anti-semite. You say no, well, you're still treating jews as a massive, homogenous, indivisible group about whom you're making sweeping generalizations. I guess that says something about whoever formulated those questions ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 72438

Re: No more "classics"

And in reply to your later comment: Movie critics? How many of them have actually made movies? :/ Does that matter? I never said "those who can't, critique", I said that because he can't do anything very good he's fallen into throwing stones at those who can. Maybe critique was the wrong ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HIGHFIVE!
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: HIGHFIVE!

He's on completely the wrong side for people to give him a right-handed high five. What and idiot. Hey! We may be only 10% of the population but surely we deserve random left handed hugs high fives (I have no idea why I typed "hugs") to make up for the great injustice of Legend of Zelda T...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 72438

Re: No more "classics"

Nah, I think he's just mostly worthless as a legitimate contributor. And since he can't do something similar, and certainly not with anything resembling that amount of success, he'll just sit back and critique. Of course, due to the whole "mostly worthless as a legitimate contributor" thin...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8393

Re: Anti-Racism

Philwelch wrote:I think there are ways to measure performance directly, and pay for it directly, though these mechanisms usually don't occur in the traditional employer/employee hiring relationship.
Legitimate ways that the vast majority of the US would be willing to embrace? Would you care to share one of those?
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama lawyers maintain "state secrets" defense
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Obama lawyers maintain "state secrets" defense

He's really been a rollercoaster lately. A couple of great moments where it really seems like he gets it and a couple of, well, these.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 22917

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

lesliesage, that's an amazing list. I think my favorite is "Basically, it'll be the president and the people united, with some members of Congress in between, which won't be a very comfortable place to be."
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?
Replies: 54
Views: 3815

Re: New drug that can destroy HIV virus?

and i dont think people are going to have unsafe sex because herpes or HIV can be cured. its still a pain in the ass to deal with. Huh. Must be a pretty big needle. Thank you, I'm here all week! Tip your waitstaff! First thing I thought when I read the thread title: "They discovered bleach?&qu...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC

Maybe the intention of "The Republicans" was indicating just Saltsman?
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: scam that apparently people fall for
Replies: 23
Views: 2826

Re: scam that apparently people fall for

Surely you mean the retardedly named Numb3rs?
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 72438

Re: No more "classics"

I once spent a little bit of time looking through that site. The guy is basically an idiot and upset that he doesn't get most of the jokes. He constantly complains when a joke relies on knowledge of physics or programming or math, which makes him a fucking douche jockey who needs to accept the fact ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752270

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Back to commercials, I thought GEICO ads were bad enough with talking vaguely-British geckos and modern cavemen. Now there's those freakin' wads of money with eyes. STARING INTO YOUR SOUL. They even use that exact phrase in one commercial!! Seriously, I don't think GEICO is capable of making commer...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HIGHFIVE!
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: HIGHFIVE!

That was great. Made me smile. Though an evil little part of my brain thought it would be funnier if just randomly he said to someone "No, not you". :P That would have been spectacular , but completely against the spirit of Improv Everywhere. That said, you could have another 'agent' get ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 54459

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Good idea, kids. Now to see if we can get one of said "head-mods" to sign off on it.
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8393

Re: Anti-Racism

Why does meritocracy not solve the problem of racism effectively? Because merit cannot be effectively and objectively measured in most places. That'd be the point we disagree on. Is that because you believe that most positions don't have enough applicants to come down to a scenario where you have 2...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Replies: 120
Views: 5667

Re: Man, I Feel Like a Woman

First off, what the hell is "let's talk shop"? "Let's talk shop" or "do you mind if we talk shop" indicate a conversation about something technical, usually related to the person's field of expertise. For example, if I met a doctor and was curious about how he handled ...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC

So the LATimes article was saying that liberal whites still have a problematic relationship with race. The song writer was agreeing, but was also calling Obama not black enough. The Republicans, and I don't think this is contested, just said, "ha ha negro ." They were not... pondering whi...
by 22/7
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea, oh yeah those guys again. Now with missiles!
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: North Korea, oh yeah those guys again. Now with missiles!

It may be and has been. I like how the answer to "how big a threat is the Taepodong-2?" isn't "3/10" or "well, not an immediate threat but they're getting better with the technology" or even "not much of one at all", but rather the demoralizing "it lasts ...

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