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by Roun
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The solution is a two-digit number
Replies: 19
Views: 3883

Re: The solution is a two-digit number

Two guesses:

Spoiler:
"a two-digit number"

...well, you said it was obnoxious...


Spoiler:
10
by Roun
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10806

Re: Sweatshops

That depends on what was available before. Is the factory taking the place of local industry? The problem with foreign factories isn't when they provide jobs, but when they replace foreign industry and ship all of the money outside of the country. How would money be shipped outside the country? The...
by Roun
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10806

Re: Sweatshops

From other thread: We're using different meanings of the phrase "decent wage". You took it as comparable in dollars per hour to jobs in the US. I used it as decent enough that you can survive without you, your spouse, and your children all working 12 hours a day and barely making enough to...
by Roun
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tiger Woods: Now tih 20% more godlyness
Replies: 13
Views: 2205

Re: Tiger Woods: Now tih 20% more godlyness

Or they could pay a decent wage, and they would have jobs and still make a living wage. Or they could not hire children. There are multiple things that could be done. Sweatshops put in by western companies often pay a lot more than the surrounding jobs, which is why so many people work there. 50 ce...
by Roun
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tiger Woods: Now tih 20% more godlyness
Replies: 13
Views: 2205

Re: Tiger Woods: Now tih 20% more godlyness

I shall not. He signed a 6 billion dollar contract with Nike at a time when they still had a sweatshop in his mother's home country. He's a douche. They could remove the sweatshop, and the people could not have jobs anymore, and go back to being hungry. But that's a conversation for another thread,...
by Roun
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life
Replies: 38
Views: 3507

Re: Life

However, consider: Say your dog hops up on the couch next to you, picks up your chopsticks and proceeds to pilfer your California Roll (doing you a favor, obviously, you cliche you). You watch, astonished as your dog finishes, winks at you and says, "I'd love to help with the dishes, but I've ...
by Roun
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer Reading Japanese incorrectly
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Computer Reading Japanese incorrectly

I apologize if there is a topic about this already, but nothing came up on the search. My computer displays most Japanese correctly (for instance, if someone were to type something here I'd be fine), but on some webpages like the 2ch sidebar and in alert messages, the text comes out as �^�c�^�p��� �...
by Roun
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Psychic(osis)
Replies: 61
Views: 6006

Re: Psychic(osis)

I think I have magnets in my brain. I always can feel which direction is north, no matter where I am. Although I hope that's not the only thing I got, since it can be replicated by any compass or GPS. Yeah, I'm also pretty good with direction. I pretend to be better that I am, though. I used to alw...
by Roun
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mysterious message on Wikipedia from "The Zodiac"
Replies: 73
Views: 13348

Re: Mysterious message on Wikipedia from "The Zodiac"

I think € might be A actually, I don't know.

I'm almost sure ♫ represents S.

EDIT: Sure of that now, the message ends with "hands" and the first bit might be "I and a...", so ☻ is N and ¥ is D.
by Roun
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nelson Mandela No Longer a Threat to America
Replies: 28
Views: 3314

Re: Nelson Mandela No Longer a Threat to America

I'd bet that if you asked anyone under 20 who couldn't be described as "would probably like XKCD" they wouldn't have the first real clue about Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Africaans etc. I didn't know. Though, I didn't really like my World History class (come to think of it, I don't even th...
by Roun
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 54969

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

My solution:
*********__
II + II = V

(Hopefully will show up right, but that's a roman numeral 5 with lines above and below)

Like, with toothpicks or something.
by Roun
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd Chess Set
Replies: 31
Views: 3021

Re: xkcd Chess Set

benjhuey wrote:Replace barrel boy with a variation of the red spiders and I think we'll be good.


No, I think the red spiders should be the pawns. Maybe take out the generic stick figures.
by Roun
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8665
Views: 1770738

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

"November the 9th" is somewhat of a horrible joke commenting on how people write the date in Europe. They usually do it day/month/year, rather than month/day/year like Americans. So "9/11" would be November the 9th for Europeans. At least, I think that's it. Or, maybe the Berlin ...
by Roun
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Furthest Travelled
Replies: 104
Views: 8947

Re: Furthest Travelled

From Atlanta, Georgia:

North: London, England
East: London, England
West: St. Louis, Missouri
South: Orlando, Florida
by Roun
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193539

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Going farther to the left, we have Economists, then Business majors, then Business Administration, then Philosophy, followed by writers and artists.
by Roun
Thu May 15, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: World Order? Global Union?
Replies: 31
Views: 3286

Re: World Order? Global Union?

One big government means one unified set of laws controlled by one governing body. Even if the governing body is not corrupt it is impossible to escape. For example say the government passes laws to guarantee human rights to all people. Sounds good on paper but in reality not everyone agrees what s...
by Roun
Thu May 15, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: World Order? Global Union?
Replies: 31
Views: 3286

Re: World Order? Global Union?

There are many reasons people can say that isolationism is bad. In reality, this is NOT one of them. There has yet to be a single complex product (i.e. not a raw material or made from raw materials that are only available in one location) that is produced so cheap as to outweight the costs of shipp...
by Roun
Wed May 14, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: World Order? Global Union?
Replies: 31
Views: 3286

Re: World Order? Global Union?

No. I am not in favor of economic blocks, a one world government, and centralization. I am for decentralization, isolation, and self-sufficiency. Hell, no government would fine with me, and infinitely preferable to a one world government. One big government would promote trade, how is that an econo...
by Roun
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Holy Turbo Snow . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 3421

Re: Holy Turbo Snow . . .

Haha. Snow, in Georgia. In March. Funny, good joke.

More like 18" of rain.
by Roun
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is it that keeps us going?
Replies: 40
Views: 6408

Re: What is it that keeps us going?

The solution, then, is to relinquish control, to admit that you really don't have that much influence on what is going on, that everything is chaos and that good things are just as likely to come out of nowhere as bad things, that even the notion of "good things" and "bad things"...
by Roun
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is it that keeps us going?
Replies: 40
Views: 6408

Re: What is it that keeps us going?

I've also thought about this recently. I mean, I'm only 16, yet I feel so old. So I'll finish high school with slightly less than a 4.0. Then I'll go to college. Then I'll go to graduate school, or something. Then I'll get a job. Maybe I'll find love, maybe I won't. The point is, my path in life see...
by Roun
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tales of Eternia Stone Puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 3255

Tales of Eternia Stone Puzzle

Searched for this and didn't see it, so I guess I'll post it. This puzzle is actually in the video game Tales of Eternia (PSP) (or Tales of Destiny II on PS1) as a minigame of sorts. There are three piles of a random amount of stones. The players take turns removing either 1, 2, or 3 stones from the...
by Roun
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Our unit of pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Our unit of pride

Actually, I don't think lower case p is used for any other units, though someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Q = ΔU + W, where Q is the amount of praise given to a person, ΔU is the internal change in pride, and W is the work a person does bragging about it to everyone else(measured in kilopridrons...
by Roun
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptor Recipes: How do you enjoy cooking raptors?
Replies: 41
Views: 2880

Re: Raptor Recipes: How do you enjoy cooking raptors?

Be sure only to buy pre-cooked raptor from your supermarket. Raw raptors are often only pretending to be dead, waiting for you to turn your back on them.
by Roun
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 23160

I'd probably go to Japan or England, depending on how far in the future this happens. If it happens tomorrow, I'd probably head for England, because I have family there, and my Japanese is somewhat poor. If it happens in four or five years or so, I'd probably go to Japan.
by Roun
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people love Japan so much?
Replies: 298
Views: 32430

Cai wrote:Is Jap offensive? I just think it's easier to type out than 'Japanese person' or 'person from Japan'.


Yeah, it was used as a pretty derogatory term during WWII. It's not quite the equivalent of the N word, but it's still kind of offensive.
by Roun
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How would you take a sound clip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

I would suggest routing the sound from the TV audio output to the computer Line In connection, and then record using software like Audacity . You would need a cable like this with 2 male RCA jacks for the TV and a 3.5mm stereo plug (miniplug) for the PC Line In. It would also work with your TV's he...
by Roun
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:13 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How would you take a sound clip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

How would you take a sound clip...

From say, a TV show or a video game, and upload it to your computer? I assume that there is some way to do that, but I'm not really sure how. Are there any special cables I need?
by Roun
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So there's this kid in my lunch period...
Replies: 58
Views: 5689

Based on what I've heard of about this kid, I was assuming he was a little bit like me, and anytime someone I didn't know spoke to me in a school setting, it was so I could be set up to be made fun of and humiliated. Well, if he does think that, I could break him out of that mentality now so he kno...
by Roun
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So there's this kid in my lunch period...
Replies: 58
Views: 5689

I vote you black jack the kid. An hour or so later he wakes up, strapped to a chair that is bolted to the floor. He's got electrodes hooked up to each nipple and there's a leaky pipe situated directly overhead. The electrodes are hooked up to a car battery. Ok, so maybe not. Did you say the book is...
by Roun
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So there's this kid in my lunch period...
Replies: 58
Views: 5689

So there's this kid in my lunch period...

He sits alone a few seats down from where me and my friends sit. Asian, medium height, sort of thick glasses. For the two weeks we've been in school, he's sat there, finishing his lunch quickly, and then proceeding to look around the cafeteria aimlessly, or reading a book. So today, I thought "...
by Roun
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptor/Human shapeshifting
Replies: 87
Views: 6583

Erm. Is there anyone in the world who would answer "no" to this question? I actually did. Its the sort of power people can't handle. The temptations would be too much and too easy to succumb to. If I wanted to get to the front of a line *raptor* if I wanted to create a weird uban legend *...
by Roun
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can you...dream?
Replies: 40
Views: 4018

I used to have this problem, but then I got a new bed (because my old one was too small). It's one of those Tempurpedic beds you see all the ads for. I dream almost every night now.

May not be within your budget, but...
by Roun
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Death Ever (split from Paranoia Live)
Replies: 62
Views: 6048

Being buried alive. I fear someday waking up in a coffin/box under 10 feet of dirt where no one can hear me, and dirt is slowly pouring in through the lid.
by Roun
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tornado Sighting
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

A few years ago, we used to get tornado warnings all of the time(I live a little ways away from Atlanta, GA) but out of the times my family went into the basement, I've never seen a tornado, nor has one ever hit my house. A lightning bolt hit the tree outside our house once though, and a third of it...
by Roun
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tales of....
Replies: 38
Views: 5062

I have to agree with Narsil, that game really is completely devoid of character development. It's not so much that they were whiny and bitchy to me, but just that they were the exact same people they were at the beginning. (Well, aside from Presea, but that's a plot point) The one thing I loved abou...
by Roun
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tales of....
Replies: 38
Views: 5062

Tales of Eternia/Tales of Destiny II (same game) is my favorite game ever created. I liked Abyss and Symphonia too. Legendia was horrible for me, though.
by Roun
Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 53556

Am I the only person on the planet that wasn't really all that sad when Aeris died? I mean, it was a bit sad, sure, but it wasn't mind-crushing by far. There have been worse things that have kept me up for a night after seeing. I just didn't find Aeris's death that sad.
by Roun
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2731387

Confession: I went sailing today in a catamaran that's far older than I am and that my family and I had fixed up over the summer so we could sail in it. There was no wind, so we reached top speeds of something like 5 miles an hour while every person on a motorboat or those little motorcycle-water th...

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