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by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 353311

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Another co-worker is named Froylan, which I had never heard before but he said was actually the name of other men in his hometown in Mexico. It's apparently a saint name and everything, so it might be more common in Catholic-majority countries. It's not common, but not at all a weird name; I know t...
by kernelpanic
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397198

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Poochy wrote:I find racism despicable, and homophobia's not any better, but you still don't see me going up to people with racist or homophobic views to pick a fight.

As long as they don't act on those views, then yes, you shouldn't pick up a fight. But the moment anyone becomes violent, you should stop it.
by kernelpanic
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397198

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: You do get to not understanding transsexuals, but you don't fucking get to call it "weird and unnatural" and a host of other unpleasant phrases. And if you do that anyway, expect me to call you out on it. A similar thing happened to me last week in school. We were reading a novel ...
by kernelpanic
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: How to make a weapon that makes you go 'ooohh'.
Replies: 26
Views: 6713

How to make a weapon that makes you go 'ooohh'.

Post here instructions on how to make fantastic machinery. I'll start. Plasma shotgun Materials Steel tubing, for the body 5 mm thick lead plate Glass vial with two holes for containment of plasma generator 2 x Titanium dioxide (or other material with a high refractive index) lens, of any reasonable...
by kernelpanic
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 353311

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

xepher wrote:Similar kind of situation, but it has to do with online names.
Someone I knew named themselves Cinsesso (pronounced Sin-sess-o) because "it sounded cool".
Apparently it sounds spanish for "without brains"

Actually, sesos refers only to cow brains, which by the way are delicious.
by kernelpanic
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762138

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

To the people that say "I only eat organic", I answer with "Sure, no more water for the rest of your life and a couple of cyanide pills. That's what you want, isn't it?" Look, this side of the argument is just as asinine as the "all natural" type advertising. Can you e...
by kernelpanic
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762138

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

No one seems to realize that the things that aren't natural, are NOT inherently evil. It annoys me just as much to see things that contain " No artificial colorings and/or preservatives " Artificial is not bad, people! And don't get me started on people's fear of E-numbers. To the people ...
by kernelpanic
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trig exam question
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Trig exam question

khanh93 wrote:[math]\sin(\arccos{x})=\sqrt{1-x^2}[/math]

To verify that, draw a right triangle with [imath]\cos(\theta) = x[/imath], then fill in the other side with the Pythagorean theorem. Calculate [imath]\sin{\theta}[/imath].

so then the answer would be [math]\frac{2+5\sqrt{3}}{12}[/math].
by kernelpanic
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trig exam question
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Trig exam question

Today I had a trig exam, and for the most part I did well, but there was one question that I couldn't get. It was: \sin{(\arccos{\frac{2}{3}}+\arcsin{\frac{1}{4}})} , and it asked me to solve it exactly. What I did first was \sin{(\arccos{\frac{2}{3}})}\cos{(\arcsin{\frac{1}{4}}&...
by kernelpanic
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397198

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If I send you an email to an address that you indicated you check once a day, then I expect 100% response rate within 24 hours. especially as it takes all of thirty seconds to respond. You 15 people are the best and brightest of the school, and you can't follow basic communication methods? ISHTST: ...
by kernelpanic
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their...
Replies: 63
Views: 9333

Re: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their

Roĝer wrote:You could at least have tried to guess which language(s), the physical configuration of my keyboard, or the fact that I type with one hand.

Icelandic. Greek. Danish.
By this post I also know that you are either one-handed, or very easily aroused.
by kernelpanic
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 39712

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

asked what superman was. Not who, what. She is a very strange individual indeed. There are lots of people who would be astonished to know that you have no idea what is the Jonas Brothers' latest hit (Do they still exist? I don't even know), or that Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal against whoever Re...
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Comic Distorted for me, and no clue why
Replies: 13
Views: 3911

Re: Comic Distorted for me, and no clue why

That looks like a resolution issue, but because other images aren't affected, it must be something else. What happens if you open the saved image on your browser? What happens if you open other images with the same extension (*.PNG) on your browser?
by kernelpanic
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494844

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

It's orthographically inconsistent for a group of words that's spelled differently to also be pronounced differently? No, it's orthographically inconsistent for a group of letters that's spelled the exact same way to be pronounced differently. Exactly why must lea gue , ar gue , and se gue sound co...
by kernelpanic
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 762138

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I've seen ads that sell you X-ray scanners for your phone [The ad shows bones pictures]. Then, some other company decided to up the game and they sell "High-energy X ray scanners" and the product is appropriately called Gamma. Hardware and health issues aside, the bad thing is that this is...
by kernelpanic
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397198

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

What is an RA? College Dorm thing, usually some Junior or Senior who lives in the same dorm as a bunch of Freshmen and does what they can to keep the mad bastards in line. The first line who hopefully can get shit straightened out without needing to involve Faculty, Security and so on that often re...
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: json is not up to date
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: json is not up to date

comic 814 is up, but http://dynamic.xkcd.com/api-0/jsonp/comic/ still shows 813 as the latest and http://dynamic.xkcd.com/api-0/jsonp/comic/814 doesn't work. i'd think there would be an easy way to automate this. or should people be using http://xkcd.com/info.0.json (and http://xkcd.com/814/info.0....
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are B/W films so fast?
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Why are B/W films so fast?

It's an effect that comes by because hand-cranked cameras are difficult to control exactly. When those stopped being used for automatic cranks, the effect went away. When you see it today it's likely to be a special effect added to give the feeling of oldness.
by kernelpanic
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 47245

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Ideally, after getting clean water and being able to grow some fruits, I'd try to reproduce with something similar to a human, so that the offspring can pass on at least some of our genes. After somehow producing fertile offspring, I'd grab a plane and try to fly it, killing myself in the unavoidabl...
by kernelpanic
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200004

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Equations are called that because they equate things. Seriously, how have I never noticed that before?
by kernelpanic
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7783

Re: Eye contact with strangers

In school today, when we finished using it, I put a parabolic reflector on my head as a joke, and so did some friends. I went to another classroom to get something, with thee guys. Its amazing how people think it's OK to stare at you just because you happen to wear a funny hat.
by kernelpanic
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7783

Re: Eye contact with strangers

Making eye contact with small children is a good way to keep them quiet when they're screaming on buses. It shocks them. It works, but by far the best way is to kneel down to their height, talk very quietly in a friendly but neutral voice, while looking between their eyes and nose. Its so terrifyin...
by kernelpanic
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7783

Re: Eye contact with strangers

Making eye contact with small children is a good way to keep them quiet when they're screaming on buses. It shocks them. It works, but by far the best way is to kneel down to their height, talk very quietly in a friendly but neutral voice, while looking between their eyes and nose. Its so terrifyin...
by kernelpanic
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494844

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

rhetorical wrote:
Oregonaut wrote:Octokittens. That's the new plural.

What I'm trying to figure out is why people cannot pronounce "aileron" properly.


Ale-er-on?

I've heard it as aly-er-ON
by kernelpanic
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200004

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Something I noticed a while ago. All games' titles point in the same direction no matter the system. The only games that don't do this are bad or have bad publishers. Please Explain. "Ocarina of Time" points... to the future? Halo points outward? (kinda, it's a halo) Pacman: right? Maybe ...
by kernelpanic
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379499

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I used to alter the lyrics of hymns we were made to sing in Primary school to make them Pagan. What am I saying, Primary school? I spent last christmas at the back of the church singing my versions as loud as I could. And did they get angry because you "changed their celebration"? Unrelat...
by kernelpanic
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their...
Replies: 63
Views: 9333

Re: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their

one of the advantages of dvorak no one touches your computer, cuz you're the only dvorak typist (evil grin) One of the disadvantages of Dvorak: you can't touch other computers. I'd rather be kinda slow on all computers than fast on one and super slow an all others. (Firefox recognizes "kinda&q...
by kernelpanic
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494844

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I hate it when people say 'octopi' when they're trying to sound intelligent, because it's wrong. I also hate it in general when people use big words (usually incorrectly) to make themselves sound smarter. Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with Using Lon...
by kernelpanic
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 63927

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Although I didn't approve them testing the 'myth' of conservation of momentum in one episode Why not? I didn't see/remember that episode, but I'm sure that it was yet again confirmed. And it's not like there's no doubt that it's true, just very little; now that they tested it and confirmed it, ther...
by kernelpanic
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 169199

Re: Are you Ready for some Football!!! NFL Discussion

Oregonaut wrote:Yeah, how did the Skins win this week?

I think it was the Favre-against-Green Bay effect: McNabb knows all of the Eagle's offense, and told his Def Coordinator about it.
by kernelpanic
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200004

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

On the subject of roads, however, it just occured to me that the Bristol Road in Birmingham might be so called... (wait for it)... because it goes to Bristol! A quick Wikipediaing has proven me right. Well I never. One of the oldest roads in Mexico City is the "Calzada México-Tacuba", &qu...
by kernelpanic
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379499

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I used to alter the lyrics of hymns we were made to sing in Primary school to make them Pagan. What am I saying, Primary school? I spent last christmas at the back of the church singing my versions as loud as I could. And did they get angry because you "changed their celebration"? Unrelat...
by kernelpanic
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their...
Replies: 63
Views: 9333

Re: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their

I don't feel violated when someone uses my computer, so much as irritated because they're doing it wrong. I can't stand people touching my monitor: "LOOK AT THAT!" *thud with weird purples*. No, I can see where you're pointing at, you don't need to make contact and leave smudges on my oth...
by kernelpanic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their...
Replies: 63
Views: 9333

Re: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their

It annoys me because we have 4 computers at home, and there are 4 of us, so there is no reason to use someone else's. Still, it annoys me a bit less than my 10 year old sister opening the case (with a side window) and putting small toys in it "because they're cute". Well, in fact I've star...
by kernelpanic
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: New OS's or old?
Replies: 71
Views: 15481

Re: New OS's or old?

I think anyone who prefers vista or win7 to win2k never did much networking admin or real work with windows computers. Win2k is the last decent OS MS produced IMHO. The interface and organization of the userland has continuously degenerated for a decade. If modern games (all a windows machine is go...
by kernelpanic
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 169199

Re: Are you Ready for some Football!!! NFL Discussion

I was more commenting on how ridiculous that is because you could have your offensive line perpetually false start in the hopes that refs call one of them on the defense. Or just false start in the hopes that refs don't call anything. When the penalty yards become meaningless there needs to be some...
by kernelpanic
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200004

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Revus wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

That is all.

I... The best controller ever took its inspiration from the worst?
by kernelpanic
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9384316

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I tried to listen to this without running around like an idiot in slow motion. I failed. I'm even typing this slowly.
by kernelpanic
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200004

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

OBrien wrote:Plus his family are from Chile, so they weren't really affected by the whole dictatorship thing.

What the fuck are you talking about?
by kernelpanic
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 169199

Re: Are you Ready for some Football!!! NFL Discussion

George Blanda died. Article.

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