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by Whizbang
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: are morals relative or absolute?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: are morals relative or absolute?

Morals are absolutely relative.
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 99
Views: 2218

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I need to get a plaque above my shop that reads "The Inventorium"
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 99
Views: 2218

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

The opposite experience actually comes to mind, for me. I've seen/heard people use macabre on TV and the like, but didn't encounter it in print until a few years ago. I was reading something aloud and just pronounced it "mack-a-brr", then paused, did a double-take, and was all "Woah!&...
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

You're not taking into account the Sol Rejuvination Project which extracts Helium and other heavier elements and ships them to more industrial systems to be processed and converted into recreational drugs.
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

I say we siphon off from these planets, as well as and especially Jupiter, and feed them to the sun to prolong it's life. After which we can siphon off the sun to feed the Alpha Centauri system, and replace Sol with a modern synthetic. We can't let these historic sites just turn into the slums of th...
by Whizbang
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 2079

Re: 1815: "Flag"

Out of √-1

Also, I was waiting for the Swiss flag joke. I wanted to make it myself, but couldn't smoothly work it in.
by Whizbang
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 2079

Re: 1815: "Flag"

I give this flag three stars.
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 2409

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

I hear the new Emoji movie will just be vomitting emoji for 2 hours.
by Whizbang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 96
Views: 3303

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Alt-text wrote:I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
by Whizbang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 96
Views: 3303

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Alt-text wrote:I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
by Whizbang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 96
Views: 3303

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Shit is also brown.
by Whizbang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 96
Views: 3303

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

You smell that? Take a deep breath through the nose. Really let that seep in. What are you getting? Because to me, that's part man-smell, and the other part is really bad man-smell. I don't know why, but overall it just smells like the color brown. Your thoughts?
by Whizbang
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

RE: Human Garbage https://thelogicofscience.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ag-hominem-flow-chart.gif RE: Tone policing http://i.imgur.com/A5G0d8E.jpg RE: Trump's tax returns So, what does this mean? Honestly, it seems kinda meh, to me. The guy paid 38 million in taxes in 2005. That's a lot. I was expec...
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logan
Replies: 46
Views: 1525

Re: Logan

Zohar wrote:Since it wasn't written outside of spoilers, I'll say that it's VERY violent, for those considering seeing it.


It's an R-Rated movie about a guy that has 12" knives coming out of his hands.

It better be.
by Whizbang
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 45
Views: 7363

Re: 1807: "Listening"

Would it work to just change Alexa's name to something else to prevent this? Asking for a friend that really needs to transmit conversations somewhere else.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ignore this
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Ignore this

Pay attention
by Whizbang
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

The root cause of a feeling of disenfranchisement, as I understand it, is gerrymandering and the Electoral College system. Both of these favor Repubs. The only cure is for Dems to make a solid showing for both the Presidential and Congressional election (in off years too) for at least two cycles, in...
by Whizbang
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 2196

Re: 1802: "Phone"

This is why I don't give a fuck about people that happen to be geographically close to me. It saves on the social angst.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe a copper-lead mixture is needed to reduce both.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

To which the cure is the old adage "Shit or get off the pot." But which one of those options should I choose? In order to 'shit' I have to resolve the original conundrum, but to 'get off the pot' is to forego whatever benefit hoped to be gained by making the correct decision in that conun...
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

To which the cure is the old adage "Shit or get off the pot." But which one of those options should I choose? In order to 'shit' I have to resolve the original conundrum, but to 'get off the pot' is to forego whatever benefit hoped to be gained by making the correct decision in that conun...
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

To which the cure is the old adage "Shit or get off the pot."

Wisdom of the ancients, right there.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

Maybe the cars were made by the same company as in the movie Pacific Rim. Maybe they need two compatible pilots to operate.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4884899

Re: Random natterings

It's the way to be.
by Whizbang
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity
Replies: 1820
Views: 5847

Re: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity

27

Wee!
by Whizbang
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity
Replies: 1820
Views: 5847

Re: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity

25

Also, I forgot rule 6 in my last post.

Wee!
by Whizbang
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4884899

Re: Random natterings

Ridiculous! We need to develop one universal standard that covers everyone's use cases!
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4884899

Re: Random natterings

We only use Big, Extra Big, and 'Merica sizes here.

Go big or go home.
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4884899

Re: Random natterings

That or make 8000127 new ones.
by Whizbang
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

I think people take the wrong message from that fable. Yes the moral is not to falsely alarm people for selfish reasons, but, even more importantly, if someone is set to watch for wolves, you fucking come running every time they call, no matter how many false positives. If you have a problem with fa...
by Whizbang
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1321
Views: 161600

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

commodorejohn wrote:Okay, somebody needs to feed this with all the 8x8 images that aren't faces and see what results.


Scroll farther down in the article.

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by Whizbang
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

image.png Not much middle ground here. It looks like the independents and inactive Dems are the meat left on the bone. I had a rummage around http://electome.org and various places it jumped off to, looking to see what the three(?) axes were that dictated the groupings might be, but couldn't even f...
by Whizbang
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41694

Re: Trump presidency

image.png


Not much middle ground here. It looks like the independents and inactive Dems are the meat left on the bone.
by Whizbang
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1795: "All You Can Eat"
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: 1795: "All You Can Eat"

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Buffet
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1795: "All You Can Eat"
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: 1795: "All You Can Eat"

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Septic Service
by Whizbang
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This is why we can't have time travel
Replies: 69
Views: 7248

Re: This is why we can't have time travel

It's not his fault. Every time he does Google for the link I go back in time and change things so that he posts without searching.

Time-troll FTW
by Whizbang
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 67977
Views: 1732616

Re: Double Post

P.S.

Slinches, I hope you didn't feel I was on the "Bash on Slinches" bandwagon in EtS. I was trying to derail that bandwagon while fulfilling your request for a serious discussion.

Sorry if it came across as condescending or bash-y.
by Whizbang
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1321
Views: 161600

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

pogrmman wrote:I don't know how anybody could [like] tomatoes{full stop}


ftfy
by Whizbang
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Once a day, no more, no less
Replies: 145
Views: 3248

Re: Once a day, no more, no less

Brakin teh rulz

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