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by Sofie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 41374

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

One can communicate perfectly fine without grammar, it's just a matter of what you're used to. Standardizing to the upper class language makes things easier for them - not for anyone else. You do see how it's elitist? If I'm having difficulty understanding you, you should learn to speak my language....
by Sofie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 41374

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

Yeah, fashion & grammar were from the start about separating the upper class from the lower class. Pointless wastes of time & money, in order to exclude those who don't have time & money to waste. It's probably more obvious if you look at history than today.
by Sofie
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 137047

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

When I say "the climate has changed before", I think of millions of years ago, when there weren't any polar icecaps.
by Sofie
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29413

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

Count on your knuckles. Up is 31, down is less. Up January - down February - up March - down April - up May - down June - up July - switch hands, up August - down September - up October - down November - up December.
by Sofie
Tue May 05, 2015 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29481

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

In principle, they also slew Famine Nah, population follows food supply. The best you can do vs famine is to make the food supply as steady as possible, and that's basically the opposite of what agriculture does. So few words, so many differences from actual fact - at least for the last century. We...
by Sofie
Mon May 04, 2015 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29481

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

It's merely a setback :twisted:
In principle, they also slew Famine
Nah, population follows food supply. The best you can do vs famine is to make the food supply as steady as possible, and that's basically the opposite of what agriculture does.
by Sofie
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 31257

Re: 1106: "ADD"

Paleo / GAPS diet helped me.
by Sofie
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother abandons daughter, and the Law can't charge her
Replies: 34
Views: 6742

Re: Mother abandons daughter, and the Law can't charge her

IMO, the law should treat an adult with the mental capability a child as a child No no no. Adults NEVER have the mental capacity of children. EVERYONE is ALWAYS growing and learning, though often in different directions. Being no better or worse at doing something (or many things) than a child does...
by Sofie
Wed May 02, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87866

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Hey, Math Teachers don't always get to choose what they teach. Maybe it's different in America but my teachers have openly acknowledged several times that they are teaching us what will get us grades so that we can actually get good jobs rather than what's important to know in general or interestin...
by Sofie
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

If you eat as healthy as the average American there's a good chance you'll be as healthy as the average American, which is by some measures better than the previous generation. And is by any measure less healthy than we can be. Whateveries, what toxins are you thinking about? If you're saying that'...
by Sofie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

Because authorities are never wrong. Because I trust people who do scientific research on nutrition at a top institution over people who make up just-so stories about human adaptation and throw in a dash of acting like a smug asshole (as your linked blogger does). Are any of these more to your liki...
by Sofie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

Because authorities are never wrong.
by Sofie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

I guess I'm a moderation kinda guy, eat what you want to eat in moderation and you'll be fine, even cyanide, knives and the others you listed above. (Of course given the small amounts that it takes to kill you of these things then moderation is going to be such a tiny amount it's really a wonder wh...
by Sofie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

The fact that sodium is seen as a "bad for you in excess" substance, grouped with calories and fat on food labels, when potassium, which like you say needs more control than sodium, is often put alongside vitamin content on food labels, seems crazy to me. Yeah, sodium isn't bad for people...
by Sofie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 36201

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

But soda is particularly unhealthy, when taken in large quantities. So are candy in large quantities, and living on a diet consisting primarily of meat, and smoking, among other things. Meat is perfectly healthy. http://www.biblelife.org/stefansson1.htm The entire concept of "healthy" and...
by Sofie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29719

Re: 0967: Prairie

Agriculture is NOT prairie. Today very little of the original prairies survive, only one to two percent. Much of the land has been turned into agricultural uses, urban areas are moving in, and fires are being suppressed. The genetic and biological diversity of the plants are disappearing. The herds ...
by Sofie
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too Fat
Replies: 12
Views: 5162

Re: Too Fat

All of the above plus a place where I can be accountable to myself. Well then, I'd suggest having a look at these: http://www.modernpaleo.com/principles.html http://www.archevore.com/get-started/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/archives/ http://wellnessmama.com/2151/how-to-eat-healthy-on-a-budget-10...
by Sofie
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43526

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

I can see overtraining becoming a problem.
by Sofie
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1859416

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Made some: http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5994/couponcodegoogleit.png http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1317/solarplexus.png http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7237/sierpinskivalentine.png http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4053/nowherel.png http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3926/punch.png
by Sofie
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117640

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Unfortunately with my job having long hair is extremely inconvenient (and slightly hazardous) which sadly means I can no longer afford to keep my hair as long as I'd like. As it stands right now my hair is around the far too long point, but I'm too damn lazy to get a haircut. Try updos. Some good o...
by Sofie
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25754

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

I'd be willing to bet that the local communities raise those chickens and sell them at local markets. There are laws in place about raising food animals like that within city limits in most urban centers of the United States. We generally have to find our chicken at the grocery store. I'm not sure ...
by Sofie
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85176

Re: 0882: "Significant"

Well, I've just conluding the main reason why someone would wear an xkcd T-shirt: maybe they just like it that much , but liking it is not enough, and they have to show it to others . They want to be identified. And the only person who would identify an xkcd fan is... another xkcd fan. A normal peo...
by Sofie
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 21971

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

Herbivores aren't sentient? Wait, someone actually tried to link diet to gaining/evolving sentience? Heck, someone figured out how to measure sentience? I'm all ears now. No, it's that our brains couldn't be as big as they are if we didn't eat meat. http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-libra...
by Sofie
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26582

Re: 830: "Genetic Analysis"

sje46 wrote:When you think about people having sex, that generally turns you on

Ah. Thinking about sex and getting turned on are completely different things for me.
by Sofie
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26582

Re: 830: "Genetic Analysis"

I believe the whole "illness" break was a ruse. Randall needed a break for new comic ideas, and was too proud to admit it. His comics have been great since the break. I actually laughed at this one (and also the past few). He hadn't done that in a while. Really? This has to be the most fu...
by Sofie
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26582

Re: 830: "Genetic Analysis"

Most people past puberty has a sex drive, most people would like to act on it. Why does it seem wrong to so many people that "unsexy" (old, disabled, fat, ugly, your parents etc) people have sex?
by Sofie
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 21974

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

It’s actually not quite as simple as described in the comic. There is scientific proof that something called “self-fulfilling prophecy” really exists. While there is some truth in that, the problem is that lots of people use it as ammunition against people with actual problems, as reason to not hel...
by Sofie
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27049

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

cja wrote:I can't see a downside.

How about figuring out what the good idea is.

The Jupiter comic keeps switching between a small Jupiter on Earth and huge stickmen floating in space :shock:
by Sofie
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 40568

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Aww <3

This is the kind of comic that made me love xkcd.
by Sofie
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 96225

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

The alt text applies to Dianetics: "Not to be confused with 'making money selling this stuff to OTHER people who think it works', which corporate accountants and actuaries have zero problems with." That's more accurate. Scientology (and other companies) aren't making a killing because its...
by Sofie
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 29213

Re: 0807: Connected

XKCD4ME wrote:http://xkcd.com/162/

Today is a sad day for the Internet. Randall Monroe has grown up. :(

I don't see why they're necessarily exclusive. You can want to be with someone, love them without it being the one true everlasting undying perfect love.
by Sofie
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 40342

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

Disbelieving =/= disproving, if you think "obviously it doesn't make sense to me" is a valid reason for disregarding an idea, then quite frankly you're neither a scientist nor a philosopher. You're some guy talking out of his ass. Technically you can't disprove anything. There's no eviden...
by Sofie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 40342

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

The big things that always got me about "smarter people disbelieving in religion" argument (aside from the other logical fallacies) are: 1. These people are not experts in religion. Most have taken very little to no time to study it seriously. And you don't have to be, because it obviousl...
by Sofie
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 672096

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Help! I'm in the party!
by Sofie
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67875

Re: "Porn For Women" Discussion

For starters, I've noticed in many species relatively close to us, sex is an aggressive dominance related act that either resembles rape or is rape. I'm not familiar with any species where the female is the initiator or takes a leading role (while there probably are some, I don't think they are the...
by Sofie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Female-on-Male Abuse Victims Win at Trial?
Replies: 42
Views: 40118

Re: Can Female-on-Male Abuse Victims Win at Trial?

It's possible, I know it happened a few years ago in Norway. The newspaper made fun of it, but the court took it seriously.

You'd probably need more evidence, and you'd definitely get less sympathy, but I don't see how they could outright deny the possibility if it's obvious.

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