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by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33576

Re: This blows my mind!

She's spinning clockwise and counter-clockwise at the same time.
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Veteran Charged with Theft for Stealing Mexican Flag
Replies: 54
Views: 4956

Re: Veteran Charged with Theft for Stealing Mexican Flag

Citizens give up rights to their respective government in exchange for some protections. Social contract thingy.
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Veteran Charged with Theft for Stealing Mexican Flag
Replies: 54
Views: 4956

Re: Veteran Charged with Theft for Stealing Mexican Flag

Not really.

A country has a vested interest in its own prosperity before its neighbors'.
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Being Ripped Off By Techies
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Re: Being Ripped Off By Techies

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:You have to read your own sig before posting...

Thanks, I made my prior comment shorter.
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good, easily understandable books
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

Re: Good, easily understandable books

If I can understand it, anyone can. This is a general rule of thumb. Also, Halmos for Set Theory. Munkres for intro topology. Birkhoff and MacLane for algebra. Rudin for intro analysis. DeGroot for probability and statistics. Box and Jenkins for time-series analysis. There's a Harvard librarian who ...
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good, easily understandable books
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

Re: Good, easily understandable books

Stewart sucks. Use Spivak for calculus. Euclid for geometry. Gilbert Strang does a good job explaining linear algebra, I hear, but I found a neat online resource below. http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~laci/reu04/l.pdf I was surfing the net during linear algebra and found this. At first I was thinking...
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Incubators of Genius
Replies: 26
Views: 2272

Re: Incubators of Genius

The original poster is speaking from an Anglo-centric viewpoint, heavily skewing any possible results of this debate. :x
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I can't stop laughing.
Replies: 64
Views: 8878

Re: I can't stop laughing.

It's "win, win, win!" :lol:
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 119783

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

I'm saying it has such a large social role that it cannot be discounted by any serious debater.
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Boston Phoenix article - The Wisdom of Crowds
Replies: 41
Views: 6914

Re: Boston Phoenix article - The Wisdom of Crowds

I was disappointed that nobody showed up from the Weekly Dig. The Phoenix kind of sucks. It's a bunch of people who were hip and interesting 20 years ago writing pieces that make other people who were hip and interesting 20 years ago feel good, plus lip service paid to music that's technically out ...
by Amicitia
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Arguing
Replies: 58
Views: 4658

Re: Arguing

I'm pretty sure Hitler advocated anti-smoking and animal rights too.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 119783

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

Yes, I suppose, religion has its place, like it or not.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Arguing
Replies: 58
Views: 4658

Re: Arguing

Kritiks are fun.

Hitler wasn't so bad.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 5126

Re: Music + Studying

Sometimes I play cello just to gather my thoughts, so I'm going to say no.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

Distraction, I think.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

I have an English final and paper due in eighty minutes.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Arguing
Replies: 58
Views: 4658

Re: Arguing

I think that different people get different things. Here, at least, if you disagree with someone, they will usually attempt to answer your allegations, instead of dismissing you as a n00b lamerz. Or just ignoring you entirely. You could always try to head over to Serious Business. They have more de...
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 119783

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

"Religious grounds" have no place in abortion debates. Any discussion on religion and morality and abortion will inevitably lead to the existence of god (Person 1: Abortion is a sin, person 2: Prove it), and when it all comes down to it, there is no logical argument for or against god. It...
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

Oh I think everyone has forum-favourites. I'm only here a week and I've already built up a list of beloveds...but I've made that point already. I have a feeling I didn't make the cut :'( I am just joking with you here. I even typed that out. I'm sure I ranted earlier about folk using big neon signs...
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?
Replies: 151
Views: 10541

Re: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?

Actually, just offhand, going to doctors for every little thing might be more beneficial than going to a doctor when half-dead. From a doctor's point of view, small problems are trivial and easy to fix, but harmful if untreated. Moral hazard isn't too much of an issue, but I think there are major st...
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Arguing
Replies: 58
Views: 4658

Re: Arguing

I'm sure people find your unoriginal jokes very funny.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?
Replies: 151
Views: 10541

Re: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?

We live in a society that has supported privatized medical care, and our doctors and drug companies have developed based on that. We live in a society that has supported civil wars in other countries... things change. I know you said you don't think that everyone deserves health care unless they ca...
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Ancestor-of-the-Heart
Replies: 37
Views: 2983

Re: Your Ancestor-of-the-Heart

Jesster wrote:James Joyce.

Yes.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

I must confess, I like apples.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Coolest-looking currency?
Replies: 74
Views: 4749

Re: Coolest-looking currency?

I use credit cards. Has anyone considered how many people have had their grubby fingers on that bill?
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Being Ripped Off By Techies
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Re: Being Ripped Off By Techies

It's asymmetric information.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Coolest-looking currency?
Replies: 74
Views: 4749

Re: Coolest-looking currency?

FIAT CURRENCY. +(
[edit] Will got to it before me, but I'm still angry.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

I hate mornings. :(
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where are you?
Replies: 40
Views: 4335

Re: Where are you?

Third person limited omniscient.
by Amicitia
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: About how math is taught. (Or: People who "can't do mat
Replies: 138
Views: 23224

Re: About how math is taught. (Or: People who "can't do mat

I'm leaning more towards education reform in general. But just so there's no confusion, I'm all for math. I just don't think it's for everyone, and education reform is needed in all areas. Economics tells you how beneficial math--and other things--are: http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/0/8/2/082c2acf...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848847

Re: Confessional Thread

CaraInFrames wrote:Oh no, I didn't want to segregate the forum into those for and against

A thousand ships will be launched on your behalf, imminently.
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Question about "et cetera"
Replies: 36
Views: 5270

Re: Question about "et cetera"

I really do prefer "and so on" or something of similar effect. Do you know why? Using a borrowed word does not really augment my prose in any way imaginable. Using abbreviations sounds clumsy, and borrowed words are a stretch unless it conveys some meaning or effect that cannot be done wit...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 179676

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Sorry, but is being weird for the sheer sake of being weird not kind of defeating the purpose? It all just seems a tad contrived. Isn't it just like me asking you the same about being normal, weird is some peoples normal. Also, who the fuck wants to be normal? You got one lifetime, why be like ever...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Applying XKCD to Life
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Applying XKCD to Life

Solt wrote:
Marbas wrote:Nevermind...I was trying to make a joke and I failed at it.

:(
God hates me because I am not a funny person.


Yes, I got the joke. Mine was a joke too. Or do you really quote what someone just said before replying to them in normal conversation?

Only if I'm wearing a black trench coat.
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Applying XKCD to Life
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Applying XKCD to Life

I did quotation-response in debate before xkcd. Or fora in general.

I can't really give too much homage to xkcd--perry bible fellowship I found more inspirational. I just think the comics here are funny.
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: About how math is taught. (Or: People who "can't do mat
Replies: 138
Views: 23224

Re: About how math is taught. (Or: People who "can't do mat

Automation probably isn't used because the profit-maximizing labor-capital model is not the labor-augmenting one. Automation or its implementation might be more expensive than just people, for example. Or training workers to use the technology might be expensive. One must assume that McDonald's has ...
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not convinced all humans feel emotion.
Replies: 59
Views: 4841

Re: I'm not convinced all humans feel emotion.

__Kit wrote: a hitman who killed over 300 people

Were they Spartans? :lol:
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not convinced all humans feel emotion.
Replies: 59
Views: 4841

Re: I'm not convinced all humans feel emotion.

Maybe it's because you're a raptor. I feel the same about the last point though.

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