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by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Invent an inefficient means of propulsion.
Replies: 44
Views: 3882

Re: Invent an inefficient means of propulsion.

I propose a large railcar towed via a network of cables attached to a myriad of hamster balls; mounted atop the railcar is a cannon which fires heads of lettuce forward, in such quantities that the hamsters can smell the lettuce, are attracted to it (for 'tis hungry, hungry hamsters we have employed...
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 462935

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5158 nice people who are also melancholy
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520268

Re: Rant Thread

Feer wrote:The better looking the girl is, the higher chance she's seeing someone. Waiting for a comic on this subject at some point...


fancy that, I made one a while back...
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by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 8606

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

Call me old fashioned, but the problem as I see it... 1. My private life is my business. 2. I'm going to post all the details of my private life on the web so others can see it all the time, because I thrive on attention. 3. Hey, maybe some of what I post could get me in trouble in some way. 4. Oh w...
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Worst-case tree heights
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Worst-case tree heights

I'm sorry, I don't have any constructive advice here, not having any real CS knowledge... I just had to say that the thread title drew me in hoping for some discussion of odd horticultural disaster preparation, so WIN for that!
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3865
Views: 275147

Re: Rate the avatar above you

7/10, it's got that certain something.
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 462935

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5310 people who proactively decrement their post number to account for previous unintentional ninja-ing.
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: packing peanuts
Replies: 62
Views: 3736

Re: packing peanuts

Buy a nutload of toothpicks and create a giant packing peanut molecular model. With no real purpose.
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 462935

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5314 thread derailments
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Avocado
Replies: 22
Views: 1920

Re: Avocado

I think it's time for a poll. I insist on a "douse liberally with gasoline, set fire to, ???, Profit!!!" option.

I'm in the minority, obviously.
by Kabann
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Bus Campaign
Replies: 78
Views: 4403

Re: Atheist Bus Campaign

My first reaction was a hearty chuckle. I'm just like that. In a more rational way, I don't think it's an appropriate thing to do... there will always be threatening, bullying messages targeted toward non-believers (often toward non-believe-enoughers) by the militant religious populations, but I thi...
by Kabann
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20149
Views: 836461

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for having more posts than me.

It's an obscure rule.
by Kabann
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Proliferation of 'soft' subjects in high school
Replies: 94
Views: 6844

Re: Proliferation of 'soft' subjects in high school

I don't think the trend is all that disturbing, when taken in a certain context. Not that I know all that much about how UK schools compare to US schools, but... When you consider that not every student at that level is headed for a University, some of the 'softer' subjects could actually be useful....
by Kabann
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My conversation with a blatantly racist voter
Replies: 110
Views: 7451

Re: My conversation with a blatantly racist voter

There are a few factors which can tend to stymie any honest attempt to analyze other folks' opinions and choices... The desire to please (or at least not disappoint) people they respect or admire -- if one's parents believe something, for whatever reason, or one's friends, or coworkers, one may try ...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 101
Views: 4651

Re: Manual vs Automatic

Manual is the way to go for me, although it is occasionally an annoyance when I'm stuck in an hour-long stop-and-slow-fest traffic situation. But yes, it is quite possible to accidentally mash the brake when driving an unfamiliar car with an automatic transmission, after driving only manuals for yea...
by Kabann
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 30 Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 3416

Re: 30 Rock

Shows that are not still on TV don't really count, I think. Shows that are not available on TV where the interested party is located, likewise, don't really count. I think there are a lot of folks who automatically designate as crap any 'sitcom' on normal, American, commercial networks. But sometime...
by Kabann
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 31165

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

Tear the corner off each page as you finish with it. Bonus: easy to find your place, even in the dark. Oddity: what the hell are you doing reading in the dark? Problem: read the book more than twice and things start to get a little difficult, so resort to other methods, like tearing off little chunk...
by Kabann
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How many hamburgers...?
Replies: 46
Views: 2706

Re: How many hamburgers...?

For anyone attempting this social experiment... try not to do it in a crowded drive-thru. That tends to increase the amount of anger in the universe significantly.
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 56365

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

All I envision is mmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMWOOOOOFFffffzzzzzzzttt. "Aw, darn."
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2531769

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Yeah, I'll say it - you go, girls! Nothing better than a woman who knows how to handle tools. And I don't mean that in a dirty-old-man way... I've known far too many women who have great skill with power tools and the like, and far too many men who are completely clueless around something as simple ...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 5485

Re: Gas purchase amounts

And here in the U.S once everyone was resigned to the fact that fuel prices aren't going to come down, availability (and subsequently, sales) of diesel cars seem to have increased. Shortly thereafter diesel fuel, which was originally a few cents cheaper than regular gas, shot up to a significantly h...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2114579

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

The good : This just broke me. Something very positive: I didn't see any nasty, stupid comments, at least on the first page. I'm glad for that. The frightening : Confession: I actually sat and watched Chocolat the other day, and I really thought it was good. Juliette Binoche was angelic, and I've a...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would they react.
Replies: 23
Views: 2413

Re: How would they react.

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Also many of them - particularly females - would immediately fall over. Too top-heavy. :P
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Ridiculous numbers of men and boys to catch them when they fall. They'll be okay.


Think of the talk show circuit... the interviews... the MySpace pages. The mind boggles, it does.
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1805
Views: 404301

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Almost finished with Beyond the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford, and I'm experiencingpowerful feelings of meh. Very interesting ideas, clumsily executed. I can tell it's one of Clarke's very very early works. Still, very cool conceptually for a sci-fi story that was imagined ba...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Body Temperature/Sickness
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Body Temperature/Sickness

I second the 'low morning temperature' thought - most people do indeed drop a few degrees in body temp while they sleep. I recently was sick as well, and bought a digital thermometer. They aren't the greatest things in the world. When I felt my most feverish my temp was reading somewhere between 96 ...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: wtf, TWO bad drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: wtf, TWO bad drives?

basically gutting everything but the case, PSU, hard drives, and CD/DVD drives. So does this mean that motherboard/CPU/video are new additions? If that's the case, I think it's a possibility (no guaranty) that the 500W PSU may not be quite up to the task with 2 hard drives in there. You might try s...
by Kabann
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.
Replies: 26
Views: 3128

Re: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.

I'm a fan of "Poop!!"

P.S. Schmiggen sounds so much better than whatchamacallit.
P.P.S Schmiggen has the best sig ever. ;)
by Kabann
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Problems with Teleportation
Replies: 55
Views: 7480

Re: The Problems with Teleportation

I think the matter displacement issue would be exciting, at the very least. A HUGE pop where you disappear, and from the spot in which you 'reappear' a shockwave where a man-sized chunk of matter suddenly blinks into existence, forcing every molecule of air in that volume of space outward at near li...
by Kabann
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6330179

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

RT: If I died and found out there was a God but religions had been put in place to make a separation that favoured the non-religious going to heaven (For what ever reason you like), I would lol eternally. Although, I'd kinda be pissedoff that God would make such a cruel play on peoples choices. As ...
by Kabann
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Caramelldansen is just unnaturally addictive.
Replies: 59
Views: 4378

Re: Caramelldansen is just unnaturally addictive.

It's like... some sort of pop anime fetish video. I'm happy to say I appear to be immune to its insidiosity.
by Kabann
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I never...
Replies: 814
Views: 60379

Re: I never...

Damn, I can actually say I have. Well, they were related to each other, not to me. That would be... ew?

Reset to harmless: I've never taken a boat ride across an ocean.
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Attacking the argument, a problem with comic 406
Replies: 53
Views: 6631

Re: Attacking the argument, a problem with comic 406

When I need to blow off steam, I find a particularly stupid blog comment and reply with an exhaustively researched word-by-word rebuttal, which I sign "Summer Glau". I thought about this and considered that holding oneself to a higher logical standard while debating with a "particula...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!
Replies: 68
Views: 4415

Re: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!

I totally agree that they should find out everything they can, I would never discourage that. The point I was trying to make (and I may not have made it clearly) is that until they know for certain that their friend is in a "brainwashing camp" or that his parents are treating him abusively...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 5485

Re: Gas purchase amounts

Has anyone ever seen the pumps with the little keypad on that let you pre-choose how much petrol it will dispense? You either type in a cost or a volume then the pump shuts itself off when you have that much. I've seen precisely one of them anywhere in the world (Cambodia, of all places) and ever s...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1094
Views: 179916

Re: You Laugh, You lose

Yeah, I've made it past the first stage.
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0408: "Overqualified"
Replies: 59
Views: 13494

Re: "Overqualified" discussion

Vanguard wrote:What if the sister gets fed up and just pounces on him. Hmmmm...?


Then I would say Mission Accomplished!
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 5485

Re: Gas purchase amounts

Yeah, Beany, I am totally thankful I don't have to pay what you do for ga...er, petrol. ;) That's why I'm one of those yanks who doesn't really complain too much. Sure I think it's uncalled for to pay what we pay, but since I live in a place where efficient public transportation is a freakin' pipe d...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!
Replies: 68
Views: 4415

Re: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!

I've organized his pothead/partying friends into a research team, and we've called over a couple dozen facilities. We haven't tried any manipulating, lying, or "social engineering", as deceitfulness is rarely rewarded. No luck so far, but I'm going to keep trying. First off, I do think th...
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions for a USB case mod
Replies: 28
Views: 6919

Re: Need suggestions for a USB case mod

One of these should be chunky enough... and if the USB connector sits just right it would evoke good double-takes.
by Kabann
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6330179

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

EDIT: wait, they are sort of two different words with the same meaning, yes? or are they actually the same word? colour = color, i guess, hrm It's not the same thing as colour/color, because they're pronounced differently. I guess you mean 'spelt' and 'spelled' are pronounced differently... this is...

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