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by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: When to eat meat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: When to eat meat?

It's really dangerous to have any more than an 800 calorie deficit, because you can go into starvation mode or even develop anorexia. It's more accurate to say that it's dangerous to have a calorie deficit averaging at 800 calories, as there have been some very encouraging animal studies in which t...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Will I fit in?
Replies: 15
Views: 1991

Re: Will I fit in?

makaveli wrote:I live in a county with a draft, almost everyone I know is either drafted or will be drafted in the next month or so.


Israel? Austria?

We'll understand if you don't want to tell us.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: BookMooch friends
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: BookMooch friends

Since no one wants to be my friend, I'm just going to post a link to the books I have in inventory and then let this thread die. Someday xkcd will properly discover bookmooch. http://www.bookmooch.com/inventory/quintopia Wow, that's a great idea. I had never heard of bookmooch. Friended you. EDIT: ...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203379

Re: Cool games on the interweb

Vector TD.

One of the better free Turret Defence clones out there. I figure one's probably already been posted in this thread, but this is my favorite.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26090
Views: 2542754

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It will never become a vaccum, since air will always be in it. I wish to make everyone my bitch Granted. Everybody is now too afraid of you to give you any feedback on your rants. And as we know, the only thing worse in webstuffs than a low hit count is no feedback. I wish to be unbeatable...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'll have a 6 pack please
Replies: 51
Views: 7617

Re: I'll have a 6 pack please

On a general health note, I would suggest cutting dairy and wheat from your diet. They can be easily replaced with rice milk and better whole grains, like brown rice, quinoa, millet, etc... This is just me being nitpicky, but isn't it the case that there's no such thing as a whole grain? Sure, you ...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Burning of books?
Replies: 88
Views: 10651

Re: Burning of books?

Book burning is fine. It's expression, an expression that says "I really, really, really don't like what you wrote." Whether you burned the book because the message is stupid (Scarlet Letter), it's poorly written (Scarlet Letter... again), it pushed someone close to you over the edge and ...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89907

Re: High School Pranks

Cheese wrote:Anyone got a good method for avoiding security cameras ...

I dunno how you guys do it in Scotland, but in the US, we call this a thirty-aught-six.

My city is now installing bulletproof glass'd ones now. That's okay though. 'Bulletproof' just means you have to shoot it with something bigger.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?
Replies: 158
Views: 19647

Re: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?

A real artist would produce music for the sake of music. If they absolutely need recording contracts, they aren't artists. This is not to say that all people with recording contracts aren't artists. That said, I'd have a hard time finding bands I liked if it weren't for the publicity of large comme...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?
Replies: 158
Views: 19647

Re: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?

I would not only say that filesharing is an inalienable right, I would say that it's also the duty of every citizen to rip the albums that he has, distribute to his friends, and distribute to the wider public. So basically you're saying that artists don't have the right to profit from their music? ...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?
Replies: 158
Views: 19647

Re: Filesharing: Inalienable right or punishable by death?

I would not only say that filesharing is an inalienable right, I would say that it's also the duty of every citizen to rip the albums that he has, distribute to his friends, and distribute to the wider public. The last CD I bought was a copy of Velvet Revolver's Contraband. I got the Sony rootkit. Y...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284803

Re:

And as for books that I was forced to read in school and think were over-rated: one of these books for me was the scarlet letter. the storytelling seemed... bad...... :? Yes, The Scarlet Letter is a terrible, terrible book. It sucks in every way possible. Which reminds me of how the other day, I to...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26090
Views: 2542754

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It brings you safely to the past and straight back again, before you can see or do anything. I wish for a pocket-watch with an unbreakable chain, where the rest of the watch functions correctly and does not cause any event which would cause me (or anyone else) to not continue living life a...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26090
Views: 2542754

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Aleril wrote:I wish I could fly.


Granted, but now the TSA gets to check your bags whenever both feet leave the ground.

I wish I could motivate myself to get some reading done.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs to Wear Pants To
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Songs to Wear Pants To

We xkcdians need to collectively perfect a topic for this guy to write a song about.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Information Overload - Augmenting memory
Replies: 44
Views: 5705

Re: Information Overload - Augmenting memory

One thing that scares me is the potential economic side of memory augmentation. All my peers who have more money that were sent to tutoring in their youth still didn't turn out as smart as other people I know who are economically destitute, but if these things become readily available, your economic...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Future Meetups... ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7559

Re:

GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?

Absolutely. Just need to figure out how to get people there. Maybe we could find nearby 2600 meetings and build off of that ;) - I bet there are a lot of xkcd readers participating in those.
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 24149

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

Switzerland. It's frequently called a half-direct democracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland#Direct_democracy That alone would give me reason to go, should I ever have to dodge the draft. If that doesn't happen, I will continue living in and trying to prop up my cold, dead city of Buffalo, ...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modest Mouse?
Replies: 31
Views: 3578

Re:

My favorite song by them must be Dramamine from This is a Long Drive, their new album is pretty cool too. Same here on the song. Good News is definitely my favorite album from them, but that one is a close second. I KNEW I would see a thread about Modest Mouse if I came to this subforum. Anyone els...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22694

Re: How do you read?

When I'm distracted enough to pay attention to it, there's always a voice in my head. If by "my" voice, you mean a single narrator that I believe to be unique to my own personal reading experience, then yeah, that's it. Because the voice I hear sure as hell ain't the voice that I speak in...
by waltwhitmanheadedbat
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411341

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm too paranoid to give a lot of details. My avatar is from a Wondermark strip. I think there's probably a lot of overlap between xkcd and wondermark, so a lot of you probably know that. I'm seventeen, and interested in boxen, internets, language, and other mostly academic junk like that. A/S/L? Ab...

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