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by Sableagle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?
Replies: 17
Views: 4949

Re: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?

Why was Mad Cow such a big player in the news, anyway? It is an extraordinarily rare disease. I guess because it’s scary, incurable, known to transmit to people via food, known to have entered the human food supply, and it’s likely that at least few hundred people contracted it. But there are hundr...
by Sableagle
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2078: "Popper"
Replies: 19
Views: 5208

Re: 2078: "Popper"

Wee Red Bird wrote:
qvxb wrote:As Bird said, Popper ooo mow mow..

I never said that.

Maybe it was flicky or me. There's just no way to be sure we didn't.
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?
Replies: 17
Views: 4949

Re: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?

Link appears to be "The Flash vs. Tornado because science" Link should be to a specific comment under that video. You can say though, that if you accept that eating beef routinely has a very small but non-zero probability of giving you BSE, then cutting beef out of your diet will reduce i...
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670197

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

If it was owned by Facebook, every box would also come with smallprint saying that by assembling things out of the pieces you give them the copyright and patent on whatever you build, and have to pay a fee to make another of the same thing.
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?
Replies: 17
Views: 4949

To completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzcvljnWjk&lc=z231gn3r5z24ffftcacdp43akbubut0btqfjn3oglhhw03c010c.1543385907903913 So... how much do we need to prepare beef to completely prevent any form of Mad Cow Disease? I'm going with "Don't eat it," but maybe someone here knows better. I know c...
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670197

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Thesh wrote:Why not do a call for case studies, surveys of parents, etc?
Parents don't start a stopwatch at the moment the child swallows the coin or lego brick.
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG8lgx85u10 New Government Report: "Man-made climate change is already wreaking havoc on the US. ... more destructive western wildfires, longer heatwaves in the south-east and more powerful Atlantic hurricanes. Climate change could shrink the US economy by hundre...
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 381
Views: 60161

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

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Dusty lens-cover. Rocks. Horizon. Another camera is a long way from home and still telling us stuff.
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA did an InSightful thing yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

NASA did an InSightful thing yesterday

Multiple timestamps, same video. "Telemetry lock" ... "to be dead nuts-on as it hits the top of the atmosphere" ... "Regiscience reports drop in power as expected" "Both MarCOs have telemetry." ... "Sudden change in Doppler" ... "The radar has l...
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2077: "Heist"
Replies: 40
Views: 8171

Re: 2077: "Heist"

WriteBrainedJR wrote:Since nobody other than security typically thinks of "keeping people out of restricted areas" as a major part of their job, they're unlikely to mention this encounter to anyone until after a security breech is discovered ...
... four days later, by which time you're in Peru.
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"
Replies: 41
Views: 9720

Re: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"

ysth wrote:I found this comic concerning, given the number of people who real-life enacted https://m.xkcd.com/249/.

What are you afraid is going to happen? A reprint of the original My Little Pony movie sold out in pre-order?
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

From that Guardian article: According to court records Alvarado attempted to drive away from an apartment where Tackett and six other plainclothes agents had begun questioning her and others without a warrant. As a sheriff’s deputy in neighboring Imperial county in the years prior, Tackett was suspe...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534637

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I have the blisters, too, from the handles of the crutches.

I think you're supposed to get married before needing surgery so someone else'll be around to do all the walking.
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256235

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

elasto wrote:I think the Brexit bill will be put before parliament and fail, increasing the chances of a second referendum or general election.
May just told us how to stop Brexit! - Avaaz
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534637

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

New printer -> printer failure -> try to fix -> fail to fix -> leave power cable out Injury -> surgery -> put foot up -> power cable is in the way -> attempt to reconnect cable -> knock stuff over -> blue ink bottle spilled on my leg and the computer table This morning? Little blue toe-prints on the...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"
Replies: 41
Views: 9720

Re: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"

Oh, that kind of medal on the cover. I thought you meant something like this: https://www.peterlemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Beyond-the-Medal-Peter-Lemon-Book-Cover-350w.jpg https://token.imgix.net/6cf7d08a/JOLLIES_Cover1.jpg?auto=format,compress&w=700&h=700&bg=0fff&fit=fill T...
by Sableagle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

secret Saudi? That sounds like a really fucked-up version of Secret Santa ;-) Instead of looking for something under $5 that your designated colleague would really like, you look for a reason to stone them, hang them or throw them off a tall building. Judging by one reference in that video I linked...
by Sableagle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

Autocratic ... money-grabbing ... overdoes the bling to the point where a bit of plain granite would be nice to see ... sexual interest in underage girls ... big on burning fossil fuels ... not a fan of the environment ...

Is Trump a secret Saudi? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fOrNWRFsh0
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2074: Airplanes and Spaceships
Replies: 40
Views: 8128

Re: 2074: Airplanes and Spaceships

July 20, 1969 - first people on the moon December 14, 1972 - last people on the moon So, assuming the decline of human civilization takes place at the same rate as its ascension did, we can expect the last human airplane flight to take place on July 18, 2038. ... and the first naturally-occuring ca...
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:In fairness, clearcut forests rarely burn down...

Yeah, but when was the last time a plane crash in a forest killed 3000 people?
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 741162

Re: Something on Youtube

https://youtu.be/TrUXZbzfgkQ?t=330

You only have to watch for about 5 seconds from that timestamp to see it.

I think that's a cat somewhere not someone saying "Wow!" but either way it was good.
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

Ok, serious question. What activities would a forestry service normally do that could actually prevent fires? Putting all the gays, blacks and lefties under house arrest, according to this guy: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/439385513615687692/513914495970836480/DsVD_bvWoAEpKq7.png?width=...
by Sableagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

Recently had surgery. Foudn that "where the skin's been prepped" above and below the dressing was orange, like Trump. Speculation: he slathers on the Dettol every morning, out of generic germophobia or because he wants to save the surgical team some time when he inevitably gets shot by a l...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

And yes, spraypainting someone's house is a kind of attack, if a very small one. Vandalizing property is not an attack. Kinda depends whether they do a badly-drawn penis, sign their initials, write KKK, draw a burning cross, write "Juden raus," draw a noose, write "Kiddie-fiddler,&qu...
by Sableagle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:There are no Republicans who value human life in any form.
On the contrary, almost every republican values human life immensely, to the exclusion of all other forms of life ...

... including those 7.6 milliard other hominid life-forms with whom he or she is obliged to share the planet.
by Sableagle
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 256235

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Mutex wrote:And if we end up leaving with no deal, no doubt the brexiters will deny any responsibility for what happens as usual.
They'll insist it would all have gone wonderfully if they'd been put in charge of negotiations on both sides.
by Sableagle
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6980
Views: 1141119

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The Great Hippo wrote:
Subject exhibited Behavior Indicators. (If observed, check any that apply below)

Strong body odor
Sweaty palms
So ... anyone who's making a long three-changes flight back from any remote place via airports without good air conditioning, then?
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 7943

Re: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

You want to see a view from inside a tornado?

https://youtu.be/64574W1YJjo?t=49

Warning: some swearing happens.
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 9255

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

cellocgw wrote:You left out vaginal rocks
:shock:


:shock:
cellocgw wrote:vaginal

:shock:
cellocgw wrote:rocks

:shock:


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by Sableagle
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670197

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Fake news is fake.

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by Sableagle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 134431

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

... of solar weather. https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/impacts/space-weather-impacts-climate https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/ClimateChangeScaled.png The variability of the Sun's output is wavelength dependent; different wavelengths have higher variability than others. Mo...
by Sableagle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

Or if you wanted to see the topless teenager on page three. British newspaper Front page: "Are pedophiles lurking in YOUR neighborhood?" Page three: "This girl just turned 16, check out her knockers!" I remember that one from Have I Got News For You , when Ian Hislop pointed out...
by Sableagle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 57118

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Just seen on YouTube: Democrats take control of House, CNN projects

Democrats are now in charge of ... ? Why does the House even have CNN projects?
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1319
Views: 127180

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1249 is currently inaccessible due to some rather confused anti-obesity campaigners picketing it in the belief that it's encouraging people to buy more food than they need.

If they weren't in the way, it'd be selling character slots in MMORPGs at a somewhat peculiar discount.
by Sableagle
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

I think it's long past time Poe's Law hit this thread, so here goes: Hitler never tried to exterminate Messianic Jews. :roll: How about I call myself a Republican For Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), gather like-minded people, get funding from Iran (and Russia and China, for some reason) and start hold...
by Sableagle
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

A little background: Trump, 'purveyor of hate speech', not welcome in Pittsburgh, says former synagogue leader “We have people who stand by us, who believe in values – not just Jewish – but believe in values, and those are not the values of this president and I do not welcome him to Pittsburgh,” she...
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4646
Views: 727032

Re: The Darker Side of the News

He seems to want them as chattel breeding stock.
by Sableagle
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4646
Views: 727032

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The four-page document, titled “Biblical Basis for War,” goes point-by-point over how a Christian theocratic movement could – and should – exterminate its opposition in a battle to win a hypothetical holy war. At the outset, Shea’s holy army would issue terms of surrender to its enemies. The demand...
by Sableagle
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

... and surely even you haven't been living under a rock so big that you're unaware people can be convinced someone was a criminal whether or not they actually were. Proving this backfired on me a few years ago. I said there are some people who'd rather believe Abeer al-Janabi was a terrorist than ...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 894987

Re: Trump presidency

This is a great idea. Let's retroactively limit citizenship to people whose ancestors were (mostly) living in North America in the year 1500.

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