SlyReaper wrote: Gopher of Pern wrote: oxoiron wrote: Wnderer wrote:
And for you dumb Americans too embarrassed to admit you don't have an intuitive feel for the size of Singapore.
I'm a dumb American with an intuitive feel for the sizes of neither Singapore nor Rhode Island.
As a non-American...since when is Rhode Island not an island?
It is an island. "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" is the state which contains Rhode Island. But that's hard to say, so people shorten the name of the state to Rhode Island. So it can be confusing.
Rhode Island is small. It is not an Island.
But; It might as well be an Island.
I went there.
It was gray and cold and the Ocean was gray and cold."Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."
They say Rhode Island is not an Island. It might be.
Who says Rhode Island is not an Island?
I crossed a bridge to get there.
I crossed a different bridge to leave.
While I was there, I could see water most of the time.
The cartographers are lying to you. Rhode Island IS an Island.
Go there! Go see for yourself.
It is pretty easy to get there.
1. Measure it out in Centimeters on your map.
2. Then convert to miles.
This will work to get you to Rhode Island, if and only if,
1. You know where you are.
2. You have an uncorrupted map.
That seems like a lot of trouble to Discover The Truth about Rhode Island.
I want to respond to the News article about The Dead Spy.
Why did the Spy Story make the news four years after that man's death?
What made that man a Spy? What is a Spy? http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/13 ... y-died-by/
Why? It Did make the news in 2010. It also made the news in 2007.
Different guy? Same guy? Nothing we can do nor say will make that man undead.
I did not know him. Did you? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EspionageEspionage or spying involves a government or individual obtaining information considered secret or confidential
without the permission of the holder of the information.
Did you ever know a spy? Really? What kind?
I had a beautiful, idealistic friend, one time.
It true. I had a friend.
He told me the Americans, DHS, wanted him to work with them.
Information! He was a spy. That is so funny. Sad, but funny.
My friend lived, I think. It was very scary for him.
The Americans were Not Nice. He was nice.
Human! He was human and funny and irritable when thing did not go his way.
I thought working with the Americans was a good idea.
He asked me, first.
He said, "I don't want to work with them."
I said, "Do it! That is money and money is neutral."
He looked at me like I had swallowed a bug.
"Buddy, you will not do anything for them, you would not do. RIght?"
He thought about it for a moment. Then he said, "That is true."
Me, "ok. What do they want to know?"
So stupid. Spy Rings.
Does your Spy Ring?Where did they bury that man?
It is important to me.
edit: That is none of my business.
I did some more reading.
Why kill a mathamitican?
You, xkcdd, are most likely, correct.
A little rough indoor play got out of hand.
Did you read about his work?
That a good argument against a bunch of Secret Anything.
Math is hard. Math guys don't keep secrets.
They, just, know shit no one else can understand.
What if he died because he was smart?
That is fucked up. Right?
I am going over to the Religion Thread.
It is fucked up to wake up to an old obituary.
Where are your friends buried? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ldall.html
Did you Read That!
The HeadLines! (fuck)
The Dark Arts! The Dark Arts=Math.
It sounds so bad. It's not bad. It is Math.
It can be done Wrong. Did he do Bad Math?
Do you know how angry those guys can get about an Equasion?
Well; You would think they were unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe.
Maybe they are unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe.
To think the knowing will change the Universe, is stupid.
Math is like art. Once in a great while it will have an effect.
Never a very large effect. i like the math mind. I can't do it.
God! How creepy. Why does the world fine gruesome shit entertaining?
What is wrong with us?
Have you ever been in a Cemetery?
Who's death is noble?
Cause of death should be a Can Do.
Even after one full week.
No one missed him for a week?
It would take longer than that for me.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.