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by Katifer Dragonite
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40219

Re: 1032: "Networking"

A polecat business sounds a bit like a mob thing, where people pay you to not set the polecat on them.
A pole tax, if you will :D
by Katifer Dragonite
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 30392

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Guys, you realise that Randall never said 'surrealist' in this comic, right? I believe that the technical term (by which I mean trope) for Beret Guy would be 'Cloudcuckoolander' - someone who does weird things just because that's who he is, and he doesn't understand what's wrong with that.
by Katifer Dragonite
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your Own Contribution to the English Language
Replies: 48
Views: 18072

Re: Your Own Contribution to the English Language

My friend said this by accident once (she didn't even realise that it's not a real word), but it has now become integrated into our dialogue. melge: v. To combine two words with the same or similar meanings to create a portmanteau with the same or similar meaning. or n. A word created by melging. Th...
by Katifer Dragonite
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"
Replies: 99
Views: 27972

Re: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"

The best Valentines gift that I've seen this year, given to my friend, was a carton of blackcurrant juice, because she loves juice. She was practically cuddling it as she walked around school all day, and trying to work out how to drink it without spilling it on her white uniform shirt. Possibly the...
by Katifer Dragonite
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40980

Re: 0965: "Elements"

The brilliant thing about Carbonbending is that you'd literally be able to pull diamonds out of thin air.
How sad is it that I've actually considered what I would do with this ability before I saw this comic?
by Katifer Dragonite
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2547096

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are now infinitely more stupid.

I wish that the world was slightly more ridiculous and the laws of physics slightly less binding.
by Katifer Dragonite
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2547096

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. From now on, all disasters will have to be man-made.

I wish that I were a dragon.
by Katifer Dragonite
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4342
Views: 552881

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Have you ever seen a Gyarados ruin the economy of a landlocked country? Quite a sight to behold, I can tell you.
by Katifer Dragonite
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320889

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Just out of interest, what would be the strength of a password made of four random Latin words? I bet that they don't do dictionary attacks on dead languages.
by Katifer Dragonite
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.
Replies: 91
Views: 8290

Re: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.

I realise that the thread has got away from New Zealand a bit here, but I would like to add that most of us in NZ are a bit sick of Hone Harawira by now. He got kicked out of his own party and, unwilling to give up, went and started his own party (Mana, which seems to me in direct confrontation with...
by Katifer Dragonite
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Constructing a language
Replies: 33
Views: 6566

Re: Constructing a language

I reckon that the perfect language you describe is perfectly covered by Newspeak from George Orwell's 1984. The only problem is that the language is actively designed to reduce the vocabulary of the population, thus theoretically restricting the thought processes so that it would be extremely diffic...
by Katifer Dragonite
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calc or Stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5820

Re: Calc or Stats

At my school in NZ we have a more generalised system up until year 13 (final year of school, not sure what you'd call it). In years 9-11 we learn Algebra, Geometry, Graphs etc., and in year 12 we have 5 exam papers, which are Algebra, Calc (basic differentiation and integration), 'non-linear curves'...

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