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by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

My bit earlier, it was a quote from a health official in response to that girl in California surviving a case of rabies from a cat scratch without any brain damage. The original link it was from is dead, why I hate small news websites, and I can't find the quote in any other stories. Anyway the fact...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 51217

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

My point is that lethality doesn't matter, competency in use is. Had you not selectively ignored the rest of my post for the sake of being derisive you would have noticed that. Which was something I addressed; competency of use includes 'ability to see what you're shooting'. So you're definition wi...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 51217

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I would suggest that this topic get moved to gun control in sb. Tons of things are lethal. That walking stick every blind person has could be used lethally. If a blind person could safely opporate a motor vehicle I would be fine with it as well as be amazed. ... I can't tell if you're trolling... If...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 51217

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

Wha...? Are you two serious? Like really? Yes. Now that you know that we're serious, would you like to rewrite your questions in a manner suggesting you actually care what our opinions are, or do you prefer to continue taking the piss? Frankly, not really; the notion that someone doesn't require vi...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 24326

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

Clearly there isn't enough funding or public interest.
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 24326

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

I wonder if its possible to insert the genes for self pollination into other flower species, to try to offset the damage being done by bee populations dropping so dramatically worldwide. Strictly speaking it would be much easier to modify the dna of all the bees species than all the flowering plant...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

:oops: I can never spell that right. Let me try again, no spell check on mobile: guarantee I'll try to dig up the statistic but i remember it because cats tend to be responsible for most rabies deaths in the US (which are basically nonexistent anyway) because being scratched by one doesn't warrant a...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 24326

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

I wonder if its possible to insert the genes for self pollination into other flower species, to try to offset the damage being done by bee populations dropping so dramatically worldwide. Strictly speaking it would be much easier to modify the dna of all the bees species than all the flowering plant...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere. Everywhere? Everywhere. I wonder which of 'minimum age to buy alcohol is 19' and/or 'there are not really any other alcohol laws' one would class as stupid. Possibly both. Let me put it this way, I can own all the equiptment to distill alcohol but if ...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1413724

Re: Today I Learned

If history channel played the black and white "all quiet on the western front" it would be more accurate than half the shows they have now. What would a WW1 fps even feature? Restarting the level 400 times because you get shot trying to cross no mans land? Having the remote shake as you si...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

bigglesworth wrote:
Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

brenok wrote:
Menacing Spike wrote:SimCity 2

There's no Sim City 2, only Sim City 2000, or SC2K.

There's no Jurassic Park 2 either but that doesn't stop people from saying it.
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14678
Views: 2189190

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Dolby dies
His contributions to the world of sound won't be forgotten.
by Fire Brns
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3333
Views: 637941

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I've been having a semi reoccurring nightmare over the past three weeks were I sit down to do something (most recently to play dead space) and about what feels like a half hour later I realize it is Halloween and I haven't done anything, no candy, no pumpkin, no decorations. So I'm running around an...
by Fire Brns
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 28421

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

They are just assertions. A parable would be something like: "A computer walks into a restaurant and orders a salad. The waiter says: 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? ...' And the computer replies: 'No thank you, I don't like similes. And I don't enjoy this salad, either.' " It is...
by Fire Brns
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1262: "Unquote"
Replies: 100
Views: 17016

Re: 1262: "Unquote"

redbird71 wrote:I can also imagine that after a full scale thermo nuclear war which destroys the better part of the world and gets as all back to stone age basically, Star Wars is still remembered by mouth to mouth transmission.

Not nuclear and not star wars but, this.
by Fire Brns
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

:lol:

bluebambue wrote:the Baader-Meinhof phenomena

I was thinking that but I had done an essay on the region for a school project a few years ago so it is well enough in my memory I would have noticed if it had been mentioned before that.
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I swear, I dropped Frisians in a post like a week ago somewhere on the fora and now I've seen (derivatives of) it in three different posts. Do people read my posts or am I just noticing a strange correlation?
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1413724

Re: Today I Learned

I always thought it was that snake oil was discounted because it was made by "stupid foreigners". After all at the time it first came around asians were not held in very high esteem and so anything they made was seen negatively. I learned that Frisians are German Humans and Equine. https:/...
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

The Scyphozoa wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:I hope I'll live to see a city named "New New York" or anything within this style

New York City State.
That is, a state named New York City.

This?
by Fire Brns
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which consumes more: Printing a page or viewing on computer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3396

Re: Which consumes more: Printing a page or viewing on compu

In order to read the paper later, that paper has to be stored somewhere. It's probably in a climate controlled environment (like your basement) so you are paying for climate control you would otherwise not need. As well as the physical space. A terabyte drive costs 150 USD, a room that could safely...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14678
Views: 2189190

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

There are plenty of valid reasons to use TOR, paranoia being one of them. Paranoia, by definition, isn't valid. Using TOR so you don't have to feel paranoid seems valid. If your paranoia leads you to believe that the best way to avoid attention is to associate with a group known for being dominated...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14678
Views: 2189190

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

There are plenty of valid reasons to use TOR, paranoia being one of them.
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Humid air has a greater ability to store energy than dry air and so in making contact with you allows energy to radiate off of you in greater volume. Also your one point has significant validity, humidity in the cold can condense into airborn droplets that soak into your clothing. I hadn't thought ...
by Fire Brns
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

My shower example was an exageration of the effect of moisture in contact with you in a cold environment. Humid air has a greater ability to store energy than dry air and so in making contact with you allows energy to radiate off of you in greater volume. Also your one point has significant validity...
by Fire Brns
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

The moisture effect is simmilar to "wind chill", take a shower and then without toweling off walk around an air conditioned building.

Any moisture in the air or on your skin will soak away your body heat.
by Fire Brns
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 10883

Re: 1260: "LD50"

What is the LD50 of "time"? Something around 70 years? Its pretty scary then, because approx. half of the dose has already been administered to me. At least we are slowly building resistance to it. It used to be 31 years just 100 years ago... That's a bit of a misconception . A high infan...
by Fire Brns
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 10883

Re: 1260: "LD50"

What is the LD50 of "time"? Something around 70 years? Its pretty scary then, because approx. half of the dose has already been administered to me. At least we are slowly building resistance to it. It used to be 31 years just 100 years ago... That's a bit of a misconception . A high infan...
by Fire Brns
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

addams wrote:I only watched 2min. 9 sec. of the clip.

Just watch the end for Donald's psychotic breakdown.
by Fire Brns
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 10883

Re: 1260: "LD50"

, it will hit the surface at the escape velocity. Yes I thought of dropping it just at escape velocity, but for a stack of paper if would just burn up in the atmosphere. In fact the range of mass where a bunch of paper will hit the ground, but not hard enough to kill 50% of a stadium must be very s...
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14678
Views: 2189190

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/69625000/jpg/_69625278_light.jpg I'm pretty sure the architect plans to build multiple more all focusing on one spot at a particular time of the day: "Come now, do you really expect me to stay parked here in this inconveniently bright spot?" "No,...
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 53299

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

I've seen a lot of discussions on this subject. I have a bunch of theories I've been meaning to test because I'm curious having no firsthand experience. At the risk of being as wrong as Freud: Do you at all feel any weirdness at looking at female anthro art like a disconcertedness? Do you have parti...
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 24326

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

Reminds me of the Arthur C Clarke short story "History Lesson", in which space travelers arrive on Earth countless eons after humanity has died out, and are able to find only a single surviving reel of movie film (no fossils, no ruined cities, nothing) to tell them who we were and how we ...
by Fire Brns
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 36751

Re: 1256: "Questions"

Are you suggesting that Arda was not formed into a sphere by Eru Illuvatar but rather from it's own unique properties?

I thinks that's the literal definition of a flat earth atheist.
by Fire Brns
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 36751

Re: 1256: "Questions"

As has been stated, atoms in a covalent bond are always vibrating, even in their ground state. If the atoms were actually stationary relative to one another, then their position and momentum could be simultaneously measured with perfect accuracy, which would violate the Uncertainty Principle. And t...
by Fire Brns
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

God dammit Disney, why did you make Der Fuehrer's Face so catchy? I've been mentally hailing Hitler all day :x. This is the best Donald Duck cartoon in existence. Possibly the best Disney short in existence. You need to watch it at least 3 times to catch all the subtle nuances of it's brilliance. O...
by Fire Brns
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14678
Views: 2189190

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Didn't mars use to have dozens of tiny moons with decaying orbits? The surface if i remember correctly is littered with impacts from them.
by Fire Brns
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 53299

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

Although plenty of good art that is questionable without being suggestive and as such gets filtered. I remember one humerous picture I liked could only be found by turning off the mature filter because the punchline was a character streaking. Can't remember the artist's name...
by Fire Brns
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7469345

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Ran across this gem in an argument about Syria:
"Interventionism is like trying to play chess with hermit crabs, they will crawl off in their own direction regardless of your plans."
by Fire Brns
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2900385

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I know that feeling too well. My mother still insists on running a system restore anytime she has an issue rather than install Microsoft's free antivirus. It ends up having her waste 2 hours rebooting the computer and then re updating flash, java, ect, and then rebooting again and a lot of virus fin...

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