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by sir_schwick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 19638

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

Cooking isn't hard, it's utterly selfish. There are people who make their living from cooking. I don't want to ruin that by cooking myself. Besides, it's disrespectful to farmers, fishermen and other food producers not letting professionals handle the product of their hard work. Don't worry, at lea...
by sir_schwick
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 39660

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Based on the fact that pen15 is a grade-school joke, then he probably burned down that house sometime in high-school. So likely one of his parents bought that kerosene, explaining his lack of memory(no aging effects needed).
by sir_schwick
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0568: "Well 2"
Replies: 105
Views: 20308

Re: Discussion of "Well 2"

Maybe Mike is just a prankster who found a secret entrance into the well. He doesn't have romantic feelings for the girl, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to mess with her if she came by the well.
by sir_schwick
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Human "breeding", and its implications
Replies: 95
Views: 10355

Re: Human "breeding", and its implications

A big problem with breeding the species at all is that our technology changes so much faster than our biology. For instance, the comment above (and the ones it's based on) assume that we will still need manual laborers thousands of years in the future--only on that time scale does selective breedin...
by sir_schwick
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 171020

Re: Firefly

But only after they made a giant amount of money.


Sadly I have not seen that episode yet. Who was buying the apples?
by sir_schwick
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Disposable Go Boards
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Disposable Go Boards

It is easy to find mention of strong blind chess players. I have never heard of a strong blind go player. It is a very visual game. That is definitely true. And the two-state board would probably be a slightly different game(two-state go?). I think this idea was also the idea that the configuration...
by sir_schwick
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Disposable Go Boards
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Disposable Go Boards

I'm sure the first many times anyone played using the Trident goban they would have a normal goban on which they replicated the said move. Similar to how someone might do chess via mail. As for the three state question, really it can be represented as a two-state board. This would be especially true...
by sir_schwick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Disposable Go Boards
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Disposable Go Boards

I thought of this idea while retrieving Trident gum from the punch packaging. A Go board could easily be represented by a punch board indicating whether a cell had a piece on it or not. Sure the game of go has multiple colors(black and white), but the nature of Go usually means the players would kno...
by sir_schwick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8909

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

lol. I do commit a lot of Spoonerisms, even when spoken. Alright, this technically isn't a Spoonerism, but a cousin for sure.
by sir_schwick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8909

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

Yes I am referring to Freeman's Mind. Sci-fi movie heroes are mostly people who are good-at-heart and feel a strange compulsion to save the day. Scott Ross's Gordon Freeman is mostly neurotic and angry. That makes the perfect combination for farce. Its been a while since there has been a true sci-fi...
by sir_schwick
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Philip K. Dick's crazy side
Replies: 14
Views: 3239

Re: Philip K. Dick's crazy side

I have a anthology called Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s. It contains; Martian Time-Slip, Dr. Bloodmoney, Now Wait for Last Year, Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, A Scanner Darkly. I also have a more recent print of The Man in the High Castle, it has a man on the front rather than the PSA flag. T...
by sir_schwick
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 171020

Re: Firefly

Yes, the personal preference of space-hippies; psychedelic strawberries. It would have been too edgy for them to come straight out and say Kaylee was tripping on strawberries. However the giant smile and wide-eyed fascination, along with the giant pupils, are a good indication. Plus this would add a...
by sir_schwick
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 171020

Re: Firefly

In fact, I don't remember fruit making much of an appearance at all except in the pilot. She was excited about the fruit because there's hardly any. Shindig, too... Kaylee rushes straight for the buffet and starts eating the strawberries. But yes, I agree, all it means is that fruit is rare enough ...
by sir_schwick
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 171020

Re: Firefly

After watching some more Firefly, I am starting to think that in the future fruits have been hybridized with traditionally psychedelic plants. Notice how much Kaylee loves fruit, but the rest of the crew(outside the Shepard) doesn't really care for them. Also she always has those huge glowing eyes a...
by sir_schwick
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 171020

Re: Firefly

Do you think that Captain Reynolds is a descendant of Dennis or Deeandra Reynolds? Could make for some interesting clone-related storylines.
by sir_schwick
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 55812

Re: Mass Effect

Belial wrote: I loved this game for one reason, above all: I talked the main villain into shooting. himself. in. the. head. In what other game is *that* a viable end to a long-awaited confrontation? In Deus Ex you could activate both Gunther and Navvara's kill switches instead of fighting them. By ...
by sir_schwick
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anacreon economics
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Anacreon economics

@Zeroignite

The game doesn't really discuss the books much, but the setting feels correct. Lots of imagination will really enhance the scenarios.

@SecondTalon

I am already playing that version, but thank you.

@zombie_monkey

Looking now.
by sir_schwick
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8909

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

I know this is slightly OT, but I couldn't find a HLmovie thread and some of the posters here seemed interested: Scott Ross has solved the problem of the silent Gordon Freeman. Making a Half Life film using his version of our orange hazmat hero would be a refreshing departure from game-to-theatre mo...
by sir_schwick
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Describe a game you think would be awesome
Replies: 128
Views: 9684

Re: Describe a game you think would be awesome

@Indon Both your ideas deserved responses, so here goes: Example: Imagine a modern RTS similar to Command and Conquer, with a kind of hero-unit (or squad) function. In single-player games, the AI controls them and you give them rough commands which they generally follow. In multi-player games, you h...
by sir_schwick
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 28430

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

As devil's advocate(just appointed myself, the devil can do that); many of us are viewing the charge that Halo was innovative from the PC perspective. We as PC players have been blessed by strong modding communities and a plethora of innovative games at the time. For console players Halo really was ...
by sir_schwick
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dystopia V1 (Half Life 2 Mod)
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Dystopia V1 (Half Life 2 Mod)

Unfortunately the Steam server browser still has not applied the fix. Minor problem since the in-game browser works fine with the fix. So for those of you who play: How often do you see people get killed by venting the gas on dys_undermine? I mean the gas vent that leads from the initial Corps spawn...
by sir_schwick
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anacreon economics
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Anacreon economics

For all of you who currently play the Win9x remake of Anacreon, or even remember the original Dos version.

Are there any games out there that use something similar to the Anacreon economic system?
by sir_schwick
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 191096

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

I almost feel that literature educators have the misgivings that kids will be more interested in coming-of-age novels because they are the age of the characters. There was some awful book I had to read about some driving permit aged kids who removed a stop-sign which resulted in a traffic fatality. ...
by sir_schwick
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Theories on education
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Theories on education

The less well managed version of the Mayflower lesson (pseudo joke) The thing with kids forgetting how they did it and wanting someone else to remind them is even true in graduate school. I don't think its necessarily a lack of curiosity, but more the fact they feel like they need the time they wou...
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Human "breeding", and its implications
Replies: 95
Views: 10355

Re: Human "breeding", and its implications

"1) Abandoning the idea that community has any relation to genetics. This would allow children to go to parents that wanted children. Some issues might arise from mothers being attached to their born child, but I feel certain many of those feelings are socially ingrained now." The feeling...
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Human "breeding", and its implications
Replies: 95
Views: 10355

Re: Human "breeding", and its implications

If these things changed, a eugenic society might be a lot easier: 1) Abandoning the idea that community has any relation to genetics. This would allow children to go to parents that wanted children. Some issues might arise from mothers being attached to their born child, but I feel certain many of t...
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Theories on education
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Theories on education

Children are very much a blank slate and thus can not know what is something they really want. There does not necessarily need to be problem with the premise that children do not know what they really want. What is the fallacy is that adults do know what they really want. Why a fallacy? At some poi...
by sir_schwick
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

I think it was one of the Vietnamese gamblers that always hung out with Frank. During the episode "Charlie Goes America All Over Everyone's A**", Frank is presiding over a game of Russian roulette at the very end. You hear a gunshot and then a thud, followed by, "Call the police."
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

A dude died in their bar, but I don't remember anything manslaughter-ish either?
by sir_schwick
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Just when I think they can't be any more horrible than they already are, they go and top themselves by kidnapping two men.


That isn't the worst kidnapping they have done in the fourth season. You'll absolutely love the Extreme Makeover episode.
by sir_schwick
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 24446

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

Wait a minute... sex + relativity?

Isn't that incest?


Nah, I think sex + relativity would be incestivity, a metric of incest. So does it relate how closely related the incestuous parties are or the dirtiness of the sexual act engaged in?
by sir_schwick
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

They just finished their fourth season, actually. Show is starting to take some very interesting directions.
by sir_schwick
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origami video as example of non-verbal language
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Origami video as example of non-verbal language

I apologize for the particular way the title is organized. My desire was to keep the least approximated form of the idea as it was in my brain. This video demonstrates effective transmission of the first-person view of making origami. Origami book By presenting with the blocks of single frame(very s...
by sir_schwick
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Theories on education
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Theories on education

@Snowdream

I am curious about your views on standardized testing, since they are an integral part of contemporary educational institutions.
by sir_schwick
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Effects of Population Growth / Decline
Replies: 138
Views: 12679

Re: Effects of Population Growth / Decline

That we should stop progress is a bad, bad idea, one with historical support. It seems a pretty heavy supposition that 'population growth'='progress'. So stopping having as many babies means people will stop producing knowledge and technology? Hasn't stopped all the technicians that hold off having...
by sir_schwick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Effects of Population Growth / Decline
Replies: 138
Views: 12679

Re: Effects of Population Growth / Decline

Here is an angle to consider on the pros/cons of unrestricted population growth. As populations increase in size, larger and more sophisticated methods of distributing resources have to exist. Often this process is called logistics. As the current problems of famine in a 'agricultural revolution' wo...
by sir_schwick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Theories on education
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Theories on education

Children are very much a blank slate and thus can not know what is something they really want. There does not necessarily need to be problem with the premise that children do not know what they really want. What is the fallacy is that adults do know what they really want. Why a fallacy? At some poi...
by sir_schwick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex
Replies: 154
Views: 31853

Re: Deus Ex

Does anyone know how the Helios, Daedelus, and Icarus voices were created? I'm thinking about doing some machinima involving sentient computers, and they seem to be the perfect fit.
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

I'm surprised no one in this thread has dropped a hard J. Maybe its time we break open an egg of knowledge.
by sir_schwick
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Theories on education
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Theories on education

It might be an unpleasant truth, but most people in any given class are scum! The modern concepts all assume people want to learn but the majority does not! These disruptive, cheating, loud people need to be made learning. If they spent as much time doing work as they would evading it, they'd be gr...

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