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by SecondTalon
Tue May 29, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29335

Yeah, looks like Engineering Couple meme.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 29, 2007 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Send some feedback on the human body to the manufacturers
Replies: 74
Views: 10817

To: Scumbags at Human Inc. Re: Fueling problems. Whoever gets this message, It has come to my attention that the refueling process is horribly inefficient, with unneeded redundencies, bad fuel acceptance proceedures, and a counter-intuitive alert system. For example, if overfueling occurs, rather th...
by SecondTalon
Fri May 25, 2007 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of teleportation
Replies: 116
Views: 44156

More to the point, why are we arguing technology that we will in all likelihood never see in our lives? The same reason we argue about ships and axes that have had their component pieces replaced with new ones - it's fun to be all thinky 'n' stuff. Back to the point, if you want to define existence...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising things you have learned today
Replies: 100
Views: 14548

It is. That's where he got it, though the first time I heard it was a supernatural story along the lines of Your grandfather kills a man with an axe. He doesn't tell anyone about this, merely passes the axe down to his son, who passes it on to you. In your father's time, the head became worn and he ...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising things you have learned today
Replies: 100
Views: 14548

...hot spices were all found in the Americas South Asia uses mustard seeds to get the spicy kick, for one. Wasabi's a kind of cabbage. Then there's Horseradish. But yeah, the Chili is from the Americas. Today, I learned the question of "If I have an axe and the handle breaks and I replace it, ...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ending Racism
Replies: 146
Views: 18068

Being gay is still illegal in many nations. Or, rather, engaging in homosexual sex is illegal. As for felony status.. that I don't know. I've personally given up on pondering Affirmative Action. I am doing my best to stop thinking of racial groups as well, but admittedly that's a bit harder. It's ju...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of teleportation
Replies: 116
Views: 44156

But how does Every particle all at once differ from Over the course of time?
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of teleportation
Replies: 116
Views: 44156

I don't know the exact rate, but I do know that human cells die and are replaced by new cells. As I said, I don't know the exact rate, and it's probably different for the various parts throughout the body, but let's assume for the moment that the longest lasting cells stick around for 10 years. So, ...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 29985

So, yeah, sex is like table tennis. Everyone involved has a good time, once you get going you find yourself paired with people you might not have previously considered and... find out it's still a a fun time for all. People have varying emotions about it, many times catching you a bit off guard in t...
by SecondTalon
Thu May 24, 2007 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39081

The line "if you see a group of people in a field..." that really hit me. I've been toying around with buying the "JUST SHY, not antisocial" shirt, but I'm too scared that I really am antisocial. :? The fact that you want to purchase that shirt pretty much proves you're just shy...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strangest Wrong Number
Replies: 90
Views: 12467

No one pays any attention to the crap a worker says when they answer the phone. The company I work for has a few incoming numbers, one of which used to belong to an aircraft part manufacturer. My company is, among many things, an internet service provider. Well, I do network support for them now, bu...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Red Pill, Blue Pill
Replies: 110
Views: 17145

Not really. Elisha Cuthbert's nothing more than a sack of blood and bile, spit and saliva, urine, fecal mater, enzymes and nerve endings, the jelly stuff in the eye and miles of veins and arteries, pores that constantly ooze oil and sweat. And a bag of acid to dissolve the animal meats and vegetable...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hubble finds Dark Matter
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

right, but don't you remember the episode when the ship was "out of fuel" and they used nibblers crap as a fuel source? i can't remember where they were making a delivery to :/ The one where they met Nibbler, and the planet was imploding on itself as it's dark matter core had been mined t...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Madeline McCann and Defining Child Neglect by Culture
Replies: 49
Views: 9326

I figure, if the child is old enough to figure out what bus to get on to come home, they're old enough to be left alone for a half hour or so. 10 year olds should be able to fend for themselves for a couple of hours. Around 14 they should be fully capable of staying home alone. Of course, I also bel...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29335

True enough. "Not enough Lego" has some merit too.

Oo... there we go, I'm scannin' my Preacher comic tonight!
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 14925

Email is a synonym for both letter and mail. Makes it's usage a bit tricky. I get lots of email I get lots of mail. I was sent an email today I was sent a letter today However, when translating from Japanese and only paying .02 an hour, it works out that all three are synonyms. To the word Base. All...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29335

I think the "Legos? Y not?" has the best chance of success.

Also, cat was not participating too well last night. So no Boba-on-Kitty action. Now I make my sad face. :(
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0266: "Choices: Part 3"
Replies: 58
Views: 14393

Starchild? Bill & Ted? Though, the more I think about it, the more the ideal universe makes sense. Homework Boy possibly created the spacecraft merely by reading the problem. Bubblegirl just acted as a stand-in for the second spacecraft. Or, rather, since her bubble is a construct of some sort,...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 23, 2007 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 186
Views: 50990

Well, the way I see it, Starship Troopers, the Movie (which according to Wikipedia was an original property until someone said to the screenwriter "Hey, this shares some similarities to Starship Troopers!) is a satire of the Sci-Fi Action Movie, Patriotism, Military Service, etc. Starship Troop...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 186
Views: 50990

I read this entire thing, wondering "Why hasn't anyone mentioned Terminator 2? Oh, awesome.. I'll get to mention it first. Woo!" And then I hit Space Raptor's post. *grumble grumble* Anyway, Why T2? It's got enough explody bits and action sequences to give a proper amount of Adrenaline, it...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The General RIAA / MPAA Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 5149

Few artists make anything worthwhile from CD sales. Most of the cash you pay for a concert ticket goes to paying for that show. Artists make cash off T-Shirts.

Unless they're Fugazi.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29335

Got to be Boba Fett :D You got Slave 1 as well then? I had it for my Birthday last year, all I am lacking is the cat. I've got Slave 1 from a few years back.. the one that was about a foot long. I've also got Slave 1 from the Episode 3 line of Lego stuff, so it's not a classy green but a crappy blu...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29335

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes

You want Luke, Darth Maul, Vader, Palpatine.... Young Obi-Wan? Qui-Gon? Hell, you want Boba Fett?
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329219

2007-1990=17

It'd be possible, then, for an isolated few. The average, however, will be 1988-1989 kiddies.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Inter.... what?
Replies: 34
Views: 7399

I'm not sure if the Internet part of the trial is really super-relevant. I might be wrong, but wouldn't they be in similar trouble if they'd been posting such information up as fliers on bulletin boards? Or doing whatever the non-digital equivalent would be? It's possible that it's more akin to som...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 105118

Dead Milkmen - I Against Osborne I know the CIA is watching me I'm a target of the FBI and PMRC I do not sleep I spend my nights worrying of satellites They put an eye into the sky and did not tell the people why I do not sleep I spend my nights worrying about satellites My neighbors are not the fol...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 19966

Why search when there's Wikipedia?

Which is making me incredibly lazy. I think I search Wikipedia more than I use Google.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329219

In my head I am 24. I thought that for about a year before I actually turned 24. I still think that, 3 years after the fact.

I have no idea why.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0265: "Choices: Part 2"
Replies: 54
Views: 16008

It'd still mean that she'd split in two while eating, unless she had an amorphous quality. Maybe stick figures are like bacterium with pseudopods?
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 19966

Well, yeah, while I recognize that it's possible to do it in a few instances, it's also incorrect to have a sentence that asks "Where'd you get that at?" as "at" is unneccessary, among other reasons of which I have no knowledge.

I need to read up on grammar.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 19966

Ah, well then, carry on. And diagram+scan. You know you want to.

I ended a sentence with a preposition because I'm that .... something or another.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 19966

Isn't the sentence properly "The balloon is rising at a rate of 140 feet per minute" ? Or is the "a rate of" completely unneccessary?
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Earth Destruction
Replies: 37
Views: 5245

Kill Jimbo Wales and/or Shigeru Miyamoto. The mass suicide across the world would create an imbalance, causing it to be destroyed in some cataclysmic matter. I believe you overestimate Jimbo Wales and Shigeru Miyamoto's importance in the grand scheme of humanity, nevermind that even if we gathered ...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329219

I are am malfunctioning Humorbot with slowly crashing software in my wetware. The part of my brain that tells me to stop talking or typing doesn't work.

Otherwise, I'm 27, fleshy, and live in a city that devotes far too much time to equine speed trials.
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I support the simpul spelling movement.
Replies: 221
Views: 40887

I don't remember the cut-off age for that lesson. But I'd think once they're old enough to be expected to read... books that the emphasis is the writing and not the pictures, you should be correcting their spelling. If they can't read, why are they writing? I'm not meaning that as a smartass questi...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Waiting Until Marriage (FOR SEX - Hah! Take that, euphmism!)
Replies: 206
Views: 29985

In my experience and in discussions with others.... one pretty much has to do it around a dozen times to figure out what the hell is going on. Other than that, I really have nothing to add, so I'll just repeat some stuff people already said. Sexual compatibility is as important as any other compatib...
by SecondTalon
Tue May 22, 2007 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0265: "Choices: Part 2"
Replies: 54
Views: 16008

You know, I'm basically ignoring homework dude. The first one is an escapist wish, to leave the boring repetitive mundane world behind... and the second is a nice trip back to reality - You escaped to a fantasy world where you fly through space in a bubble... now what? And really, aren't we all aski...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 14, 2007 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maddox Reads xkcd
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Maddox was a lot funnier when he actually updated. I swear, people running websites like that I find, they realize I'm reading and enjoying, and they stop updating.

See also - the Misanthropic Bitch and the Chicks Suck guy.
by SecondTalon
Mon May 14, 2007 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0261: "Regarding Mussolini"
Replies: 100
Views: 32355

Say what you will about the tenants of National Socialism, but at least it's an ethos.
by SecondTalon
Fri May 11, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21650

Memory - Never enough of it. Makes programs go faster. Myth, and sometimes just completely inaccurate. You are merely spreading FUD here. If the amount of RAM is greater than the amount of 1's and 0's you need to store at the moment, it is a waste. There are so many factors involved like T1/T2 timi...

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