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by Bad Hair Man
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 92226

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

I'm not sure that purity is the right word for this. Purity is appropriate as a constrast to actual contamination, but it makes less sense for arbitrary associations. This seems more as if it's simply folks getting a bit overactive in making associations and drawing conclusions from that in a not v...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 92226

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Morality is related to fairness, certainly. Giving Bob a grape in exchange for a token, and then giving Carol two grapes in exchange for a token feels offensive because it is unfair for different rewards to result from paying the same cost. But morality is also related to harm. If someone's flying f...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A science toolkit for beginners
Replies: 16
Views: 12006

Re: A science toolkit for beginners

The bare minimum basic science skills a person should have? I like that question. But "The chemistry of neural networks" as an answer? Ha ha! Hilarious! Science at its core is about using good (i.e. effective) epistemology to determine what is true and what isn't. The most basic science sk...
by Bad Hair Man
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 92226

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

To answer whether morality is objective or not, we really need a meaning for the word "morality" that we can understand and evaluate. A couple of definitions given in this thread that I noticed are: I define "immoral" to be things that, whether individually or in aggregate, harm ...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Up to page 528 out of 2007, or 26.3% of the way through. Only a scant 1479 pages to go! In the comic M-gan and Q-ball are walking along the river they found, away from the sea, looking for a ford (or chevy) they can use to make their trip easier. In the thread, people are carping about camera-angles...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm up to page 518 out of 1977, or 26.2% of the way through. Just 1459 more pages until I'm finally free! In the comic QB and M found a river, lost a water bottle, and are discussing what to do next. In the thread people have been discussing the comic and rewriting song lyrics and making animated av...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri May 23, 2014 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Up to page 493 out of 1958 now, or 25.2% of the way through. Only 1465 more pages until I'm a real boy! Hooray! Megan and Cueball just confirmed their suspicions that there are other rivers. And then QB promptly fell in it. Then the people of the thread tut-tutted sanctimoniously to themselves about...
by Bad Hair Man
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Up to page 466 out of 1905, or 24.5% of the way through. Just 1439 pages left! Shortly post fade, all posts on this page are from April 30th. Only new newpic on this page is frame 1000. Cuegan or Megball are taking time out from their hike to semi-reenact the beginning of Time, BlitzGirl very recent...
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"
Replies: 93
Views: 75341

Re: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"

.gif rhymes with knife.

In a serious thread full of strife
Where claims and assertions are rife
You read with dismay
All the people who say
You should from now on mispronounce .gif

8-)
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: μTorrent pronunciation
Replies: 43
Views: 29036

Re: μTorrent pronunciation

Calling it micro-torrent sounds really strange to me, even if that was what was originally intended, because I've only ever seen μ = micro in circumstances (i.e. physics classes) where micro = 10 -6 . And 10 -6 torrent doesn't really make sense. (It's a very impractical scale to be measuring things ...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm up to page 440 out of 1868, or 23.5% of the way through. Only 1428 pages to go! We're near the end of the fade to white, I think. Someone's just predicted that there's only 7 or 8 frames left before complete white-out, and I don't actually care enough to check to see if they're right. People are...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Currently up to page 420 out of 1771, or 23.7% of the way through. Just 1351 pages to go. In the comic Megan and Cueball have left and the sandcastle has begun to fade. Thread mood: kind of melancholy. I didn't realize I would stumble upon a "signpost" today. My first post in the thread wa...
by Bad Hair Man
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Currently at page 410 out of 1764, or 23.2% finished, only 1354 pages to go. Something specific needed to be said that wasn't said by the good folks of pages 409 and 410 and so now a latecomer like me needs to pick up the slack and say it already so that my head doesn't explode in frustration. For t...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

On page 388 Eternal Density wrote:I don't even fit on that map :P

That's what yo' mama said!
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings from page 385 out of 1738, or 22.15% of the way through. Only 1353 pages left to go! I feel like a champ! Anyway, just popping in to let people know I'm back and continuing my blitz-slog. And also to pick at some nits from page 385. ETA: Included images and links now that I can do what I w...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings from deep in the past. On page 340 of 1550 now, or 21.9% done. It's still April 16 back here. This is what's currently going on in the comic: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/5141f949dc3fa7ee7efaebd1bd18a6f7f37a4da4df8e0a93639bd7fc736cc2b0.png Here we go, flooding starts. The beginning of ...
by Bad Hair Man
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Currently on page 324 of 1487. Or 21.8% finished. I forgot about those gifs. They really are mesmerizing, aren't they? Quest progress: 259 out of 324 pages. The Poles. NP 436. ... I was also nearly hypnotized by GIFs of the Recursion posted by Deadcode and cmyk (which were then quoted by other users...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Currently on page 320 out of 1480, or 21.6%. What's currently happening: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/387a1e9875fe34072aba74280d037bbf402e85b3508b5b81bdd000253beaceca.png And also: I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/558334...
by Bad Hair Man
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Page 315/1448 = 21.8% ... Hmm, quite a mouthful, how about Beautified Oracular Blitzgirl. Or just B.O.B. ... ... ... Not sure about the Beautified, sounds like she has just been to the Beautician ( "shut, was it?"). Praps Beatified? Any road, if it makes a Blackadder Bob as acronym, then i...
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings from page 313 of 1441. Or 21.7% of the way through. I think I said 21.7% in my last post too, but that was actually a 21.66% that I rounded up, and this one is 21.72% that I rounded down. So progress! http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Book_of_Time_Page_1 For now I've renamed Bible of Time to...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

More newpix revealed, likewise the mysterious Phi Code ... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5583349/Unholy%20Mathmatics%20in%20xkcd%20TIME%202.png I feel the need to point out here that Fibonacci's sacrilegious sequence only provides a succession of rough approximations to Satan's own Golden Rat...
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings again from the past. I'm up to page 302 out of 1417 now. Or 21.3% of the way through. I think that's something like half-a-percent of improvement over where I was last time. Progress! :) (Although for all I know I'm asymptotically approaching 25% completion or something, which would bode i...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm up to page 285 out of 1365 now. Or about 20.9% of the way through the thread. Which I think is about .1% further than I was the last time I posted. Yay! Go me! Megan just built a tiny floodwall to block the rising water and is hoisting the second plank up onto the second pair of poles by herself...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm convinced they're building a ship. The poles are going to be masts, soon sails will be attached, and when the liquid rises too much Megan and Cueball will sail away into a monochromatic sunset aboard their caffeinated ooblek ship and live happily ever after. This is from page 270. Megan and Cue...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Up to page 230. People are saying derisive things about Cueball because he knocked over one of the rectangular horns he made on top of the mound. I guess they don't realize it was intentional. Or else they just like saying mean things about Cueball. :( And before that someone mentioned the idea of a...
by Bad Hair Man
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello again from the past. I'm up to page 227 now. Cueball has just finished up putting those weird goalpost things on top of Megan's big squared-up mound, but has not yet knocked them back down. The thread itself is being mostly loopy with excessive postings on the finer points of religious doctrin...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

It be an river!!! Time is a river. _________________ Knight Temporal of the One True Comic BlitzGirl the First, Mopey Molpy Mome, Ottifactor Superior Spoiler: Image<-Blog~.Image~.FAQ->Image Bad Hair Man - don't worry, you are part of a grand tradition. We like to get messages from friends in the pa...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Time"

Keep going Blitzers! You can do it! I did! Bad Hair Man: Don't worry about being derivative. You're not the only one to have followed in BlitzGirl's footsteps. The quote button doesn't actually quote people's signatures, but I am well versed in the ancient forbidden art of copy/paste. It's weird to...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Edit: Quest progress: 149 out of 259 pages. Attack of the Trebuchet. NP 222. I have coma'ed twice since I last traveled the thread of Time, and the lack of chaos in my brain concerns me. Clearly I have been absent too long. Luckily my path now winds through posts affected by the Madness, as the San...
by Bad Hair Man
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50404983

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Hoooly shit this is still going. Glad I didn't miss the end! Me too, beargarden. Me too. Dear people of the future, I offer you greetings from the year March 31, 2013, thread page 203. In-comic Megan is currently stacking up a giant pile of sand right in the middle of the sandcastle; and in-thread ...
by Bad Hair Man
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if Snowden is actually a traitor?
Replies: 30
Views: 10708

Re: What if Snowden is actually a traitor?

Are some people saying whistleblower = traitor? Not necessarily. A whistleblower is someone "who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing." A traitor is someone who commits an act of betrayal (or commits an act of treason, though that's merely a narrower d...
by Bad Hair Man
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What do you mean by consciousness?
Replies: 253
Views: 59465

Re: What do you mean by consciousness?

The experience of red is definably different because of language. So if you never acquire language what does red mean? I'm starting to think that what you mean by the word "red", is actually "the word "red"". I think making this substitution might clear up a lot of the...
by Bad Hair Man
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What do you mean by consciousness?
Replies: 253
Views: 59465

Re: What do you mean by consciousness?

your brain is always aware of every idea you have had, are currently having, and future ideas already forming. This is absurd. Do you think our brains come with a lifetime supply of empty space that every idea we ever have gets permanently stored in? (If so, how did evolution know that technology w...
by Bad Hair Man
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Take A Louisiana Literacy Test!
Replies: 87
Views: 21329

Re: Take A Louisiana Literacy Test!

6. In the space below draw three circles, one inside (engulfed by) the other.


I have three thoughts regarding this instruction, but one is not fit to print and the other is even worse.
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating Average Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: Calculating Average Damage

For reference: U(a,b) = uniform random variable between a and b. E(X) = the expected value of X. E(X:A) = the expected value of X given A. P(A) = the probability of A. Damage = Max(0, (U(1,100) - t) * z) E(Damage) = E(Max(0, (U(1,100) - t) * z) Max is a slightly annoying function to work with. We ha...
by Bad Hair Man
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How essential has religion been in holding society together?
Replies: 78
Views: 28733

Re: How essential has religion been in holding society toget

Okay, I only just found and read through this thread. Everyone attempting to answer the title question seem to understand it better than I do. Most of the discussion has revolved around the questions of: what is a religion? What do religions do that help hold societies together? Do other things also...
by Bad Hair Man
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Non Personal Awareness?
Replies: 32
Views: 20226

Re: Non Personal Awareness?

For better or worse you have to make decisions, and when they are not as certain as you would like, you have to pick one and go. If you let doubt or indescision interfere then you would become paralyzed and unable to act at all. Look at this abstract if you wish. Oh wow. The more I mull it over, th...
by Bad Hair Man
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"
Replies: 69
Views: 23548

Re: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"

There is a star that has this happen every few hundred years, in the Vernor Vinge novel A Deepness in the Sky . There's actually a civilization that lives on a planet around said star, with everyone going into deep hibernation during the off times. Ooh, creepy! It's like it's some sort of Winking D...
by Bad Hair Man
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian Court rules on Unconsciousness and Consent
Replies: 38
Views: 9040

Re: 'No means Yes?' This is going to get confusing (and mess

I'm confused by the thread title. Isn't this about a legal system deciding that under the law 'Yes' means 'No,' not that 'No' means 'Yes?'
by Bad Hair Man
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack
Replies: 153
Views: 29567

Re: Man Beheaded in Woolwich Terror Attack

So when an attack is motivated by anger at a large group, but the attacker can only strike at a small part of that group, is it terrorism when the attacked group is a majority, but a hate crime when the attacked group is a minority? When the police arrest someone for violating a criminal statute, th...

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