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by Danno81
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

Re: A rational way of wishing someone luck

It wasn't a temper tantrum Mr P. Not even slightly. I read and appreciate every reply, and enjoyed reading most of it and thank you all for your efforts. But Po6, each of your posts have ended pretty unpleasantly. There's a nasty streak to your posts, and possibly to you, and you lay it bare. Like t...
by Danno81
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

Re: A rational way of wishing someone luck

Another topic whose basic premise is mostly ignored in place of critique of the OP. Another OP successfully put in their place for ever bothering to ask something they though would be interesting to discuss. Thank you for your replies, I appreciate the time. However the internet has won again and I ...
by Danno81
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

Re: A rational way of wishing someone luck

Well, my snide answer is to rationally acknowledge that rational individuals can rationally accept culturally-selected memes as a way of communicating heartfelt desire for another person's benefit without needing to imply an irrationally literal interpretation of those memes. Saying "I hope th...
by Danno81
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

Re: A rational way of wishing someone luck

JBJ. Nice one, I like it. I also like "Try to" at the beginning and "mitigate" towards the end. You could use "You will" and "you wont from" instead, but that sounds like it's denying the person has any influence in shaping how a moment interacts with them and...
by Danno81
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 1
Views: 7637

A rational way of wishing someone luck

Dear Mods. I accidentally started a topic on the wrong board; "A rational way of wishing someone luck" http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=106514 This was supposed to be in "Language/Linguistics" but instead I opened it in "Serious Business". Is it possible t...
by Danno81
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

Re: A rational way of wishing someone luck

This was supposed to be in language! Agghh! Will try and move it from serious business.

Edit: @LE4dGOLEM, thank you for moving my post for me to the correct forum :)
by Danno81
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A rational way of wishing someone luck
Replies: 34
Views: 23586

A rational way of wishing someone luck

I hate myself. I can never rationally state nice things. I know "good luck" is said generally without thinking about what it really means. I grimace a little whenever I say it, I don't like saying it. It's, ultimately, irrational. I want to be able to say something that is fully rational a...
by Danno81
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 28262

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

Interestingly, Iraq was under administration of the British Empire for 12 years:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Mandate_of_Mesopotamia
by Danno81
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"
Replies: 42
Views: 28324

Re: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"

There was a 2009 April fools story about finding and recovering our own TV signals reflected back from somewhere in space. It still goes around as truth now and again: http://www.themarysue.com/lost-doctor-who-episodes-found-in-space/ We should broadcast all TV signals into space via a huge array of...
by Danno81
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1220: Hipsters
Replies: 33
Views: 9297

Woah there!

Hey, don't take the pee out of my 1930's camera I used to photograph your big party whilst putting on a serious face as if it isn't ridiculous! Don't you know I belong in the 'vintage' era that existed 70 to 30 years before I was born because it was a romantic era where everything was perfect. I am ...
by Danno81
Fri May 10, 2013 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 38640

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

That wasn't random by the way. Just a list of top 4 favorite 'things, events and outcomes'.
by Danno81
Fri May 10, 2013 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 38640

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Intoxicating Corneria ejecta spasms.
So there!
by Danno81
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 48857

Re: 1143:"Location"

I have a new personal rule: Anyone who, in the context of any discussion, says “Google is your friend” or “If you Google it you’ll know”, etc can go to hell. If you stop talking about anything you can find with a Google search there’s little point in communicating with each other. Talking about thin...
by Danno81
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 68159

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

This was very touching and wonderful. XKCD usually makes me do one of three things; giggle, feel intellectually heightened for a while or almost lose my job (thank you “Click and Drag”!), but today was different and it's not a bad thing. This one was more poignant personally as one of my friends is ...
by Danno81
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 135276

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

About a year ago, when we were searching for our new home, we visited a house for sale. In this house were the following things: Many dream catchers Multiple cooking books advocating “Only natural/raw organic meals” Bottles of ‘only herbs can cure me’ potions and tinctures in the bathroom Lots of wi...
by Danno81
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Food for thought

Thanks for the reply.

I suppose it's more of a tracking causality thing then. Now I just need a computer bigger and more complex that the entire universe and several Heisenberg compensators...
by Danno81
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Food for thought

Hi Everyone. My first post. I was wondering. Most of us will have heard the statistical theory that every glass or water contains one or more water molecules passed by Oliver Cromwell (or pretty much anyone of any larger species on Earth, ever), or in essence, some of the water in every glass you dr...

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