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by Gear
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 684365

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Not a commercial, but still worth of this thread : EU video supposed to attract more women into science carreers Their site is there . Wasn't this a thing a few months back, but they pulled the video because of negative responses and their website was all pink and sparkly? Or was that a different '...
by Gear
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 339885

Re: Gun Control

For instance, on pistols, making the pistol HEAVIER(unloaded weight) apparently made it more of a "assault weapon". Is there any logic behind that (no matter how sketchy) or is it really just a "Yeah, sure, Imma sign off on it 'cause it sounds good" type of thing. Because with m...
by Gear
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Life
Replies: 79
Views: 12936

Re: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Lif

This was way fun. My list in an arbitrary order. Spoilered for length. Richard from Looking For Group - Pros: - Sheer firepower - Relatively easy to convince - if he can kill people/and or blast things into oblivion, he's probably on board - Can provide witty commentary for the expedition (w...
by Gear
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 772337

Re: Today I Made:

Chili and creme brûlée (a classic combination, of course).

It turns out that creme brulee's actually pretty easy if you have a blow torch, so I think I'll probably make it again.
by Gear
Wed May 23, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2938392

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I am supposed to be doing a 'group project'. It is not a group project. It would be a group project if, oh, y'know, anyone else in the group did anything. No, taking one soil sample doesn't count.
by Gear
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: REBOOT: Youth Rights
Replies: 33
Views: 6413

Re: REBOOT: Youth Rights

Put a test for voting rights for kids in, and I'll start a free course that takes an hour and teaches kids how to pass the test. I'll go to black neighborhoods and other historically liberal areas and offer the course, along with some refreshments and a voter registration drive. A test wouldn't sel...
by Gear
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 51114

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Best of wishes to Randall and his Wife*.

Also.

Dear Self,

You have SirMustapha foed for a reason. Stop clicking on his/her f*cking posts.

Much Love,
You

*Should that be capitalized? I feel like that should be capitalized. Dammit grammar...
by Gear
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Bowties Vs. Ties
Replies: 22
Views: 11283

Re: Bowties Vs. Ties

Ties are superior for reasons already cited: I have yet to run into a penguin, circuit board, polar bear, Deadpool, Startrek, Garfield, or Tux bowtie.
by Gear
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Working hours
Replies: 19
Views: 4847

Re: Working hours

Any type of freelance work (journalism, coding, what have you) will have hours set by you (although, of course, there is the fact that while there are some people who become very wealthy as freelancers, it's not (for obvious reasons) exactly the most stable way of employment). On the 'working with ~...
by Gear
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220188

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

Perkins last week blamed the ongoing Secret Service scandal on “open homosexuality in the military Can I blame my bad grades on open homosexuality in the military? It seems like you can blame anything on open homosexuality in the military. Of course. You were so stressed out and worried about the s...
by Gear
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 772337

Re: Today I Made:

natraj wrote:raspberry tiramisu cupcakes and hazelnut cupcakes filled with mocha mousse and topped with chocolate ganache.


Would you be willing to share those recipes with the internet? Because those sound delicious.
by Gear
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Marine Corps opens combat school to women [Trigger warning]
Replies: 138
Views: 45903

Re: Marine Corps opens combat school in Quantico, Va. to wom

Now if only all females ran the same PFT as I do. As for the comment about it being a "bad idea" I'm sure you've never been in a grunt battalion. I did also say that if they meet the same standards as males do they should get the same opportunity. . . . and it was explicitly stated in the...
by Gear
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maps
Replies: 52
Views: 9395

Re: Maps

The EGE wrote:I make maps for Wikipedia, mostly transit system maps. Here's one I did of Norfolk's new light rail system (click for a full version):

[ img]

/shameless self-promotion


Okay, now that's kind of seriously awesome.
by Gear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 70505

Re: Asexuality

I feel like if everyone had a healthier attitude towards sex, not wanting it would be little different than not liking chocolate or not liking football. Which still starts all kinds of arguments. "Whaddaya mean , you don't like chocolate? Are you a freak or something?" :wink: (Note: I hav...
by Gear
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 353957

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

"Do not grab my sketch book out of my bag, and begin to flip through it. And, if you do so, do not complain that you are 'offended' by the content [specifically the depiction of an interracial couple holding hands] you see there. Get the fuck out." ... "You were reading over my shoul...
by Gear
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 353957

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

"Do not grab my sketch book out of my bag, and begin to flip through it. And, if you do so, do not complain that you are 'offended' by the content [specifically the depiction of an interracial couple holding hands] you see there. Get the fuck out." "Humans did not exist at the same ti...
by Gear
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 232194

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

There's a (started recent-ish) webcomic about a boy (young man? I don't think his age was ever specified) who finds a robot that only communicates in BASIC. I lost track of it (read: someone who shall remain nameless deleted all my bookmarks ) a few months ago, at wh...
by Gear
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 353957

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTS: Do not stop on the busy staircase for five minutes to talk to your friend. Same goes for creating a herd in the middle of the hallway.
by Gear
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 227516

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Unfortunately common, if not hugely horrific (until, of course, they drop the beaker on the floor): "Oh, lemme just pick up this beaker of boiling oil/chemicals/water with my bare hands. Tongs are for wimps without asbestos hands." Also (fortunately stopped before execution), "Hey, I ...
by Gear
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 803536

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Labs: they go a lot better when you understand everything you're doing, your results match your expectations, and you have enough time to finish everything.


Which makes the point of doing the lab non-existent.
by Gear
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 49200

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

*The only reasonable time to boil potatoes are entirely freshly dug, or if you're making mashed potatoes. All other times I'll just have to question the sanity of anyone boiling potatoes. And even if you are making mashed potatoes, you should boil them, mash them with butter/cream/salt/etc, then ba...
by Gear
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 803536

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

PhoenixEnigma wrote:the motherboard caught on fire


I admit to being relatively unknowlegable about the hardware of computers, but how did that happen?
by Gear
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 43690

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

Basics from parents, everything else from books and/or the internet.
by Gear
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 772337

Re: Today I Made:

Chocolate/coffee brownies.
by Gear
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Changing your writing style
Replies: 19
Views: 3061

Re: Changing your writing style

Hmmm . . . my writing style does tend to change somewhat when I'm chatting with people/writing in forums/etc. but not so much in the way that other people seem to be indicating (losing grammar, picking up shorthand, etc.) but more like I'll find myself using phrases that they use a lot. Also, it's s...
by Gear
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 57010

Re: Poor single people eat weird things

RollingHead wrote:
Gear wrote:Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.

I must try this! Did you bread it first?


I just deep fried the slab, but if I were going to do it again, I would probably bread it or use some kind of batter.
by Gear
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 57010

Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.
by Gear
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 151633

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

I read this entire thread on the bus ride home.

After skipping lunch.

That was not a well thought out decision.
by Gear
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?
Replies: 36
Views: 7328

Re: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?

I thought that in larg-ish part, the threat of velociraptors was their relative intelligence? Therefore, they might well decide there are better/less deadly (and even in non-deadly levels, it might make them sick enough to be a deterrent) foodstuffs. Sigh. Raptors weren't really chimp smart like th...
by Gear
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?
Replies: 36
Views: 7328

Re: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?

Also, eventually the velociraptors would eventually stop eating humans because of the poison, the same way that birds no longer (often) eat monarch butterflies. Depends. If the velociraptors are intelligent enough to learn from experience, then yes they could stop eating humans in less than one gen...
by Gear
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?
Replies: 36
Views: 7328

Re: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?

Okay, so here’s what we’re going to do. Obviously we can’t guarantee a raptor is going to eat any given chocolate-laced bait prior to killing humans. Therefore, we need to think on a more systemic scale. Here’s the plan. Everybody has to eat as much chocolate as they can every day. That way everyti...
by Gear
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dallas school district spends $57k sending *boys* to a movie
Replies: 49
Views: 7045

Re: Dallas school district spends $57k sending *boys* to a m

At the same time, ignore that there are no female pilots, or that this also reflects history. I can't tell if you're saying that there were no women pilots, or that some other people might say that there were no female pilots as an excuse not to include them, but either way at least 1074 American w...
by Gear
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 803536

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

pseudoidiot wrote:HOLY FUCK THIS IS AWESOME
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92651021/cr ... with-beard


There's also a knitted version (this links to the pattern):

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... tle-bonnet
by Gear
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 803536

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Tomlidich wrote:
HAPPY FESTIVUS


Wait - isn't Festivus on December 23rd?

This may just be me being stupid- in which case, please ignore.
by Gear
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 353957

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST Your drug educator should know what his figures mean and how they were found.
by Gear
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 803536

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

MANY FELICITATIONS
by Gear
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 73699

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Maybe because I am not native speaker of English nor any European language (My mother tongue is Cantonese, and I live in a Han characters world), I have absolutely no idea what's wrong with Renesmee... Can anybody here tell me what so wrong/funny is it? First, it was the name of a character from Tw...
by Gear
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Word Story
Replies: 38
Views: 6788

Re: One Word Story

"I said, WELCOME! You
by Gear
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433885

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that I can ace a science test on 1.5 hours of sleep. The same cannot be said for French. I think that my GPA will average out (*crosses fingers and hopes*).

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