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by Pathway
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iron-fisted space bullets
Replies: 9
Views: 5189

Faster than Mach 1176?
by Pathway
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Remind me to never go to Kentucky...
Replies: 30
Views: 8451

404 - cheese not found anyone? The Google Cheese Cache has a copy of the most recent iteration of this foul cheese--I found it there. When the Gallup Poll asked people about their views on the subject last March, 47 percent of Americans polled said that God created humans pretty much in their prese...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Disgustingly blatant racism
Replies: 37
Views: 8402

"I've lived here all my life, and I don't see that," said Mary Ann Reed Fisher, one of two black members of the Paris City Council. "My kids went to Paris High School, and they never had one minute of a problem with the school system, the courts or the police." Of course you did...
by Pathway
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cool music videos
Replies: 114
Views: 16914

Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy! Although I'm afraid whatever else I post in this thread might be viewed as... suspicious... if I give you guys this first.
by Pathway
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67613

Besides, Ender's game is hardly obscure. It's classic Sci-fi. the only reason I've heard of it is reading the "other books by this author, that you'll never find them in the shops" bit in the back of the Alvin Maker books. I know one other person who's vaguely heard of the book. It ain't ...
by Pathway
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there an "Objective Truth"?
Replies: 61
Views: 14064

Assume, objectively, there is no objective truth. This is a truth that is objective. Thus a contradiction. As there is or there is not an objective truth (law of excluded middle), there must be an objective truth. What that truth is is unknown. ... Did I mention that proof by contradiction has issu...
by Pathway
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great test answers
Replies: 42
Views: 8674

SpitValve wrote:
LilyoftheShadow wrote:XDD I had never seen the El Nino report one XDDD


what's with the XDD?


She thinks the D is for emphasis. Shhhhh!
by Pathway
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0242: "The Difference"
Replies: 70
Views: 24243

There's been a run of really good ones lately. This is one such.
by Pathway
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "Not Good Enough" club thread
Replies: 98
Views: 12712

For all the non-Americans: the tests matter because grades are kind of a joke. Our educational system is crap, so you can be a complete idiot and get a 4.0 (perfect on an unweighted scale) GPA. What does it take to get into MIT? Is it just SAT scores? Definitely effing not . SAT-W: 800 SAT-M: 800 SA...
by Pathway
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67613

I registered this account just to say that this pun KILLED MY SOUL. Aaaaaaaaaaaargh. Take that as a compliment if you will. If you didn't appreciate this comic, your soul was DOA. Also I suggest reading the short story/novelette from 1977 which expanded into Ender's Game the novel , which might giv...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 257390

Augh, yeah, I knew that because I wiki'ed it. I confused PBF and achewood. The two most popular ones I don't read.

I kinda like it. Thank you.
by Pathway
Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19551

I like how nobody has said anything on the supposition that we will have invented casual time travel in the future. Everyone seems far more focused on what the future will consist of and how they will view the past. It's really just a plot device to get around the difficulties of having a person fr...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 59
Views: 8711

among other things, it's sort of a social lubricant. also, i'd say that it serves the purpose of conveniently gathering things together: email/private messages, photo posting, profiles. it makes it a lot easier to organize with my friends, if we're all deciding how to carry something out. "grou...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 257390

So I got one but I don't get it. PBF readers want to help me out here?
by Pathway
Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19551

Jesster wrote:Who is he?


http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature ... index.html

Only thing of his I've read. It's good.
by Pathway
Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: complement thread
Replies: 71
Views: 9144

Puellus Peregrinus wrote:vodka and [non-water liquid]


This opens the door to the wonderful {vodka, vodka}!

{pi/4, pi/4}: Yay for symmetric complements.

Hmm...

{a+bi, a-bi}. Well, they're strictly conjugates, but whatever.
by Pathway
Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19551

An interesting question to ask is, what kind of thought will our descendants value? Will they be interested in our science? Our art? Our computing? Our political philosophy? Our philosophy in general? Our literature? Oh god... Our Internet memes? And will they even be capable of sifting through the ...
by Pathway
Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19551

0239: "Blagofaire"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/blagofaire.png Alt-text: "Things were better before the Structuring and the Levels." I'm going to go ahead and say that there are actually two who do the cape thing. It's my style. edit: also, it's an interesting historiographical point. Clearly, Renaissance ma...
by Pathway
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Equation Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 5277

Draw it roughly in Paint, then post something on Imageshack?
by Pathway
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World Needs more Cyberpunk
Replies: 34
Views: 5618

Honestly, I think it's just that things have had enough time to seep into the culture that none of Gibson's (1980's-era) ideas seemed all that new anymore. And Gibson's kind of sparse in his style.
by Pathway
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0237: "Keyboards are Disgusting"
Replies: 73
Views: 25486

fletch44 wrote:QWERTY. That's just the way I pulled them out of the tray, honest. How many roads must a man walk down?


Forty-two. No, doesn't work. XD

How hard is it supposed to be to get the keys out? I've got a this.
by Pathway
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Subject3
Replies: 19
Views: 3415

Maybe it's a rogue AI, loose on the Net? It would control the world before it gained mastery of English...
by Pathway
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World Needs more Cyberpunk
Replies: 34
Views: 5618

Jesster wrote:The question is, will any cyberpunk be better than William Gibson?


Was Neuromancer his best? I didn't like it all that much.

Is Neal Stephenson maybe more to some people's taste? I'm about to start on him.
by Pathway
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0238: "Pet Peeve #114"
Replies: 61
Views: 30924

Peshmerga wrote:Any guy who has at minimum 114 pet peeves really needs to loosen up a bit D:


As a colorblind man, I have 255.

That joke would've been so awesome if I'd been actually colorblind.
by Pathway
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cognitive performances tests
Replies: 18
Views: 6523

Online IQ tests are unreliable--take a real one if you must know. Among other things, just wanting to rush through it will lower your scores. How do I take an IQ TEST?! AND WHERE?! I love people like this. Really, though, if the answer is that critical that you're forced to turn on caps lock for hal...
by Pathway
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0237: "Keyboards are Disgusting"
Replies: 73
Views: 25486

SNAFU wrote:I have four exposed nipples... I can actually see the filth crawling beneath my fingers. It's quite disturbing.
by Pathway
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

The same thing that happens to a hetero marriage? Divorce? But divorce is a legal process that must be undergone to split up a marriage. Absent any legal issues nullifying the marriage, the people would still be married. Does this hypothetical law say that only a man and a woman can get married, or...
by Pathway
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Pseudo-Scientific-Question Challenge!
Replies: 69
Views: 11642

I also have a question: Is there any advantage to knowing pi to 1,000 places? Is it necessary for certain calculations, or do people just find it to large numbers of digits to be cool? You probably know it to enough places that you can calculate the circumference of the Moon to within the width of ...
by Pathway
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best language for Science
Replies: 22
Views: 8176

My physics professor is a string theorist, and he's "addicted" to Mathematica. Does Mathematica count as a language?
by Pathway
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 257390

Dear Sir, You may have heard of the recent collapse of the Nigerian Royal Family's power in their country. I am sorry to inform you that this is indeed the case--that, in fact, I can confirm this First-hand, as I am Prince Nicolas Kemboi of Nigeria. All is not lost, Sir! If I may obtain all pertinen...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Velociraptors and Feng Shui
Replies: 1
Views: 3282

Velociraptors and Feng Shui

In Douglas Adams' speech at Digital Biota 2 , one of Adams' talking points is that feng shui, based on an unlikely principle (how comfortable a dragon would be in your home), can in fact lead to very pleasing results. I think it's kind of senseless to waste a lot of time trying to restate the part o...
by Pathway
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0160: "Penny Arcade Parody"
Replies: 45
Views: 24526

I'm so glad someone said it before I did.
by Pathway
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: After reading Homosexuality and Atheism threads: Soul
Replies: 79
Views: 19982

If your brain is simply a massive processor, that deals with input and spits output.. then what? What gives you the conscious control to manipulate the outputs? Where does *that* system live? :D A brain, as we understand them now, is either deterministic, or open to random factors. Neither would gi...
by Pathway
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Math
Replies: 55
Views: 16755

AgentD: I dunno, it's pretty epistemological as I see it. I don't want to argue about the nature of the world, except that it exists in a form describable by sufficiently advanced mathematics (which isn't established definitively--it's what I personally believe). I take issue, rather, with people wh...
by Pathway
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 230
Views: 37812

That sounds all slapdash, a duct-tape and plywood job -- maybe my experiences make it sound more sensible to me. But to me it seems like women and men would be sexually complementary, while same-sex couples would be exaggeratory, because of this difference. Sorry to treat you to my stream-of-consci...
by Pathway
Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Holes in the theory of Evolution?
Replies: 132
Views: 37913

Theoretically, if God exists (which we *don't* really know if he does or not) then the Bible is true, no? No. That's one of your premises, but it's false. Examples: what if Jesus wasn't the Messiah? What if the Jews got it wrong? What if the true God wasn't depicted in the Bible? Then proving the B...
by Pathway
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Holes in the theory of Evolution?
Replies: 132
Views: 37913

Imagine what you could build with that code. 0wnz0red Heh. I've read that before. It's quite good, actually. Wow. /me wants The next step of that is to implement an interface within yourself--just hijack your eyes' inputs and replace them with a 'junction box' kinda device, one of the ends of which...
by Pathway
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Holes in the theory of Evolution?
Replies: 132
Views: 37913

Also, all would be fine and dandy if the conclusions reached through the theory of evolution WAS based SOLELY by the analysation of the data. But the "missing pieces" such as the links between species, are justified by "we haven't found it yet" and the theory lives on. Until the...
by Pathway
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Holes in the theory of Evolution?
Replies: 132
Views: 37913

Intelligent design advocates might give examples of natural things that seem unlikely to have evolved gradually. The eyeball, for example, or the cilia in your lungs. The eyeball has been proven evolvable with fairly pessimistic assumptions. Ask Dan-Eric Nilsson and Suzanne Pelger about it. space_r...
by Pathway
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Talk, anyone?
Replies: 73
Views: 20228

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Ia, ia. IA IA IA IA...

Creepy.

And it went into a loop!!

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