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by Weeks
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love the mods here!
Replies: 291
Views: 19801

Re: I love the mods here!

But stridently demanding to know what was so funny was sure to get one told to shut the fuck up. I see. (I get it) :wink: Anyway, you guys are cool enough that I don't need to ask the questions most of the time (but that's probably because there's someone who's already done that). And what with all...
by Weeks
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can't sue God..
Replies: 49
Views: 5244

Re: You can't sue God..

So, clintonius, are you atheist?
...
And where is God's Armpit, USA? Or did you mean the United States is God's armpit?

For the sake of on-topic-ness, is it possible to sue something else than a human being or organization?
by Weeks
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 603147

Re: 10000 days of christmas

6150 geek words (obvious response).
by Weeks
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love the mods here!
Replies: 291
Views: 19801

Re: I love the mods here!

I don't know why ACU-LP is referred to as "the new guy", the fact being his post count is about 30 times greater than mine.
by Weeks
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'QFT' confusion (and other internet acronyms)
Replies: 72
Views: 9211

Re: 'QFT' confusion (and other internet acronyms)

22/7 wrote:I'm still not sure what ITT means

Isn't it "In This Thread"?
I used to think FTW meant "For The World".
by Weeks
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'QFT' confusion (and other internet acronyms)
Replies: 72
Views: 9211

Re: 'QFT' confusion (and other internet acronyms)

Will this thread get moved to linguistics?

Also, @RG: That's a great page. Especially for me; I'm still learning proper English, as you can probably see.
by Weeks
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Net Neutrality Questionnaire!
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Net Neutrality Questionnaire!

Studying (no, seriously) I actually use the Internet for studying too! You're not alone. My answers: 1. Not very familiar. 2. If it is what I think it is (about censorship, fees, etc.), I'd say maybe it would make the Internet a safer place in general. 3. People rioting because of freedom of speech...
by Weeks
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'QFT' confusion (and other internet acronyms)
Replies: 72
Views: 9211

Re: 'QFT' confusion

I read the topic title as "'QFT' discussion".
I thought it always meant "Quoted For Truth" because after it most of the time comes a lengthy post (presumably to make up for using the acronym, which is explicitly stated as against the rules by TheTankengine).
by Weeks
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

But I find it hard to say that other people should be more interested in more things, in arts or history or science. I only meant people in my country, and not even everyone. It's that maybe, because of poverty, people tend to think more about getting a job than actually learning the science behind...
by Weeks
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Oneupmanship
Replies: 695
Views: 35342

Re: Oneupmanship

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(Periods beat crude exclamations)
by Weeks
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

I meant: "Study until you get a job/so you can get money". I know it's better than getting a job without a certain level of knowledge on the subject; it's that many people realize it's OK if you just go for the material gains of it, leaving out the possibility of reaching their full potent...
by Weeks
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Inspiration

Absolutely right.
Many movies are great for that too.
by Weeks
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Inspiration

Romantic rock/techno. Really fast-paced upbeat stuff, but with romantic lyrics. Some crazy stuff there. Also, lo-- oh, nevermind. :( And what else were you gonna say? I'm interested. love in this club? @lowbart: I had NO idea. It's edited now though: ANYONE can post what inspires them now. @Everyon...
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Oneupmanship
Replies: 695
Views: 35342

Re: Oneupmanship

(Yay this is back!)
Why ask a question?
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 603147

Re: 10000 days of christmas

6477 n00bs (Welcome!)
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some xkcd Forum Statistics
Replies: 94
Views: 8277

Re: Some xkcd Forum Statistics

On-topic: I thought post counts were a good way to distinguish newbies from veterans for fora-related issues...You wouldn't say "Welcome to the fora!" to Cheese.
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 603147

Re: 10000 days of christmas

pkuky wrote:6502 weeks

6490 quotes I'm in (yeah!)
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Count the triangles
Replies: 15
Views: 3246

Re: Count the triangles

No one's said anything about overlapping triangles...Can't a triangle consist of two little ones?
by Weeks
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

I think the, "different kinds of intelligence," in any practical use (IE, cognitive research is awesome, and excluded), is a reactionary expression of having an education that is not sufficiently well-rounded. We are taught that feeling good is so important that it is taken as an excuse f...
by Weeks
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Inspiration

I couldn't find an appropriate thread for this (The other one was about "When you're NOT inspired" or something like that)

Post things, places, music, etc. that inspire you. Could be anything that gets you in a good mood, makes you think different.

Go!
by Weeks
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

Being a bad writer wouldn't make you stupid, but it makes you uneducated, imo. But I guess in these societies that's not very common, amirite? I mean, "uneducation". Another question: Do you consider your closer group of friends "educated" types? Do they regard you as "educ...
by Weeks
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

I think a lot of people use that "different types of intelligence" thing as an excuse to avoid practicing skills they aren't good at and thus pigeonhole themselves. [...]Whether you are naturally skilled at writing or not, it is something that everybody needs to know how to do[.] You're r...
by Weeks
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

I guess this gives a reasonable idea of the level of knowledge expected and actually found in the country. Wow. Thanks. A bit of all of those is, well, reasonable to me I think. Are you European? This leads to my next question: How does this compare to American expectations? I would argue that, whi...
by Weeks
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 603147

Re: 10000 days of christmas

phlip wrote:6681

phlip wrote:6681

phlip wrote:6681

...What happened?
5680 edits.
by Weeks
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Americans and the upcoming election
Replies: 100
Views: 7874

Re: Non-Americans and the upcoming election

Mzyxptlk wrote:The outcome of this poll is otterly hilarious.

...

I gotta learn a bit more from these candidates before I can "vote" for anyone. I'm amazed at the poll results: maybe we don't know McCain too well?
by Weeks
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Re: Questions about society and knowledge

Wow, great variety of answers here. Thanks! It might help better to know why you want to know. Simple curiosity? Yes, curiosity. I mean, it's not the type of information you could get in a book over here. Also, I wanted to compare our societies a bit; I tend (sometimes) to think people around me don...
by Weeks
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions about society and knowledge
Replies: 34
Views: 4307

Questions about society and knowledge

Recently I've found an interest in foreign societies, especially the American and European ones. As I stated in the Intro thread, I come from a third world country, and I'd like to know things like: ⋅ What level of efficiency (as in, about what percent of knowledge and/or mastery) in arts,...
by Weeks
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NAFTA, FTAA, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: NAFTA, FTAA, etc.

I'm not sure what you mean, so I'll answer as best I can deduce your question. Please clarify if I'm wrong. It seems you're asking "if they impose requirements regarding governmental maturity in the treaties that they strongarm lesser-developed countries into signing, isn't that a good thing?,...
by Weeks
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NAFTA, FTAA, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: NAFTA, FTAA, etc.

I have also been told by people who know far more economics than me that it is nothing but a new approach to colonialism (economic colonialism) as well. That's the general thought circulating around these parts. I thought it was biased then...people tend to think all the US wants to do is related t...
by Weeks
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NAFTA, FTAA, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

NAFTA, FTAA, etc.

I really want to learn more of this subject. Economy is not my strong point, nor my area of specialty; surely XKCDians could help. The question that came to me was this: Will the FTAA bring the sort of unison and power, economically speaking, that is seen in Europe? Will it benefit the economy of un...
by Weeks
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Identity and me.
Replies: 31
Views: 4526

Re: Gender Identity and me.

This topic is, I believe, well-suited for Serious Business. I'd like to think gender is, as has been stated, a social construct. Stereotypes are bad too. I grew up in a society where machismo is widely accepted/encouraged. I think "being straight" has nothing to do with treating your wife ...
by Weeks
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10920
Views: 2279217

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Well, hello xkcdians. I'm a nice guy from a third world country (yeah) who seeks to find people with similar tastes. I am quite nerdy! That said, I hope I learn much with you guys. This seems like the best place to exchange ideas related to science, language, etc. in a relaxed, friendly way. I'm muc...

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