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by WalkerRiley
Mon May 28, 2012 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139819

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So I guess I'm one of the few whose insurance company sends him two insurance cards....one for the car one for the wallet?
by WalkerRiley
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Not quite Tatooine....
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Not quite Tatooine....

....but still really cool:

Planet orbits two stars!
by WalkerRiley
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Story About a Cop Arresting Somebody For Filming
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Yet Another Story About a Cop Arresting Somebody For Fil

/tries to quell blood-boiling RAGE at the cops..... okay, someone remind me again why we're NOT supposed to solve our problems with violence? because MOST police encounters with film end up like this: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=72861 we only hear about the bad ones because polit...
by WalkerRiley
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article is Fair Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

Re: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article is Fair Use

I find it incredibly amusing that peoples here argue against this ruling when the majority of the N&A board is built upon the reposting of articles. My opinions? So long as credit is given along with a source, why care so much? If its a good article, people will seek out more written/published b...
by WalkerRiley
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.
Replies: 23
Views: 3264

Re: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.

And now I have images of "Anti-Water Balloons". That's a war crime. It's not a war crime, it's a child's toy! Like the 1950's Atomic Energy Lab Anti-Water Balloons are educational and fun for the whole family! Supplies are limited. Buy yours today before it's too late! wouldn't you need s...
by WalkerRiley
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.
Replies: 23
Views: 3264

Re: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.

And now I have images of "Anti-Water Balloons". That's a war crime. It's not a war crime, it's a child's toy! Like the 1950's Atomic Energy Lab Anti-Water Balloons are educational and fun for the whole family! Supplies are limited. Buy yours today before it's too late! wouldn't you need s...
by WalkerRiley
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.
Replies: 23
Views: 3264

Re: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.

Alrighty....they need to work on getting some anti-oxygen and mixing the two. I wanna see what anti-water looks like.
by WalkerRiley
Sat May 28, 2011 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...

...and all they had to do was show up to a comedy show! The Westboro Baptist Church may have met its match in Lisa Lampanelli, longtime supporter of gay rights and Comedy's "lovable Queen of Mean." Lampanelli recently told TMZ she would donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis...
by WalkerRiley
Sun May 22, 2011 12:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30432

Re: Everything Must GO! One Week until the Rapture!

This just in. 200 million dolphins were raptured today. Just up and disappeared. Did they leave a note? Anything thanking us for all the fish? No nothing quite so intelligent. Just a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop while whistling the "Star ...
by WalkerRiley
Sat May 21, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Europe's farmers fear drought
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Europe's farmers fear drought

they can have some of our rain. it's been raining here nonstop since sunday.
by WalkerRiley
Sat May 21, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30432

Re: Everything Must GO! One Week until the Rapture!

This just in. 200 million dolphins were raptured today. Just up and disappeared.
by WalkerRiley
Sun May 15, 2011 10:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC estimate
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

Re: Sea level rising 0.9-1.6m by 2100, faster than IPCC esti

I just attended a seminar here in maine by the portland society of architects involving rising sea levels. Estimated that, unless we can do something, in 100 years the ocean will have reclaimed much of the filled areas around Portland, ME, resulting in the land area looking as it did when settlers f...
by WalkerRiley
Sat May 14, 2011 2:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Florida bans sex
Replies: 20
Views: 3581

Re: Florida bans sex

IcedT wrote:
Le1bn1z wrote:No more Florida babies. Except for the purposes of scientific research or food.

If there is justice in the world, someone will make this their sig.



Request accepted.
by WalkerRiley
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD
Replies: 56
Views: 5474

Re: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD

With free digital games everywhere, Hasbro is hoping to revive interest among young children and preteenagers in several of its games that cost money. (The new Monopoly, available in the fall, will be about $50). Battleship will undergo a similar digital upgrade this year, and other Hasbro games wi...
by WalkerRiley
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thunderstorms generate antimatter
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: Thunderstorms generate antimatter

sourmìlk wrote:
WalkerRiley wrote:
Technical Ben wrote:Sounds cool. How much energy is needed to produce such antimatter?


1.21 gigawatts jiggawatts, obviously


Fixed that for you.


"How could I have been so careless?"
by WalkerRiley
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thunderstorms generate antimatter
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: Thunderstorms generate antimatter

Technical Ben wrote:Sounds cool. How much energy is needed to produce such antimatter?


1.21 gigawatts, obviously
by WalkerRiley
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke
Replies: 80
Views: 7924

Re: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke

The true irony here is that artichoke supposedly helps with digestion.
by WalkerRiley
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: American North East About To Be Blanketed In Snow
Replies: 31
Views: 3260

Re: American North East About To Be Blanketed In Snow

central Maine is clear skys till day tuesday.



sucks....snow would have made my work day a bit easier.
by WalkerRiley
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 13-year-old feeding the poor, one meal at a time.
Replies: 57
Views: 4293

Re: 13-year-old feeding the poor, one meal at a time.

And lo, did He reach out His Noodly Appendage and say to me: "Go forth! Go forth and feed thy brothers and sisters!" And thus He made forth a banquet of spaghettis and meatballs and sauces and italian breads and pestos and garnishes. And I did take the meal and distributed it amongst my br...
by WalkerRiley
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fusion Power maybe? (and other experimental power sources)
Replies: 65
Views: 5841

Re: Fusion Power maybe?

The end-product would be harmless helium gas


Not only a source of cheap energy, but fun at parties too!
by WalkerRiley
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Michelle Obama's Ancestry: Point, Please?
Replies: 94
Views: 5412

Re: Michelle Obama's Ancestry: Point, Please?

All I've to say is that I'm Heinz 57 and damn proud of it.

(For those that don't know, it means I'm a mutt....I can trace my heritage to so many different origins that it's rediculous to call myself any two things. It means little to nothing to me if someone has mixed ancestory.)
by WalkerRiley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Got a need for speed? Head for Detroit
Replies: 29
Views: 2729

Re: Got a need for speed? Head for Detroit

Ignored infarctions : Check Such a thing could single-handedly bring a city to its knees. (pic) It sounds like the police are more or less working underfunded in a war zone. How bad does Detroit really get? :| /reminds me a bit of a quote I once heard: "Los Angeles isn't the end of the world, ...
by WalkerRiley
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Got a need for speed? Head for Detroit
Replies: 29
Views: 2729

Re: Got a need for speed? Head for Detroit

Let's see:


Underfunded police force: check
Overpopulation: Check
Ignored infarctions: Check



Mein Gott....all we need is a large corperation to privatize the police force and start razing the city to make way for Delta City!!!
by WalkerRiley
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen Denied Diploma For Blown Kiss
Replies: 43
Views: 3451

Re: Teen Denied Diploma For Blown Kiss

We actually did get handed our diplomas. Here's the thing: wait until after they've put it in your hand to do something stupid. At that point it's yours and if anyone tries to take it away it's considered stealing.
by WalkerRiley
Thu May 28, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I may be Legend (possible cancer cure)
Replies: 27
Views: 3176

Re: I may be Legend (possible cancer cure)

The book's been out since 1954! I also didn't see any spoilers; "Disease wipes out population and turns people into monsters and there is one lone survivor" is the premise of the story, not a giveaway of any plot twists. I guess they never saw the commercials for the movie? Spoiler, for a...
by WalkerRiley
Wed May 27, 2009 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I may be Legend (possible cancer cure)
Replies: 27
Views: 3176

Re: I may be Legend

Though in the original novel it was an unknown strain of bacteria that was transmitted through vampire bats (according to Neville anyways). It never was a cure for cancer to begin with. It just...appeared one day. :oops: I feel like a kid who got caught doing his book report by watching the movie. ...
by WalkerRiley
Fri May 22, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I may be Legend (possible cancer cure)
Replies: 27
Views: 3176

Re: I may be Legend

Though in the original novel it was an unknown strain of bacteria that was transmitted through vampire bats (according to Neville anyways). It never was a cure for cancer to begin with. It just...appeared one day.
by WalkerRiley
Mon May 04, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yahoo! plans to shut down Geocities
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Yahoo! plans to shut down Geocities

kinda sad.....first website I made was back when geocities still had their "city address" url system....back before the evil known as Yahoo took over.
by WalkerRiley
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico
Replies: 155
Views: 14128

Re: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico

The earth attempting to purge itself of overpopulation? It really needs to pick its targets better.
by WalkerRiley
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 33246

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

It's reason like this that I dropped electrical engineering and headed off to architecture. Now I get to design it and say "Hey guys! Can this actually be built? I bet you can't figure out how to do it!" and watch em squirm. (To the best of my knowledge, and from experience with several en...
by WalkerRiley
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 23164

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. > what is a grue The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few ...
by WalkerRiley
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: D&D puzzle
Replies: 31
Views: 9851

Re: D&D puzzle

So wouldn't the anti-magic field negate the magical properties of the items thus rendering them useless anyways? D&D includes rules for immunity to anti-magic fields, so it's not a *glaring* problem... but it is a fairly big one. There are other ready possibilities for this. One is a triggered ...
by WalkerRiley
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: D&D puzzle
Replies: 31
Views: 9851

Re: D&D puzzle

It's been a long time since I've played AD&D or any varient thereof......I've been playing Palladium for awhile now which has different laws in regards to magic and magic items.....anyways.... the one main problem I have with your first puzzle is: The party has some equipment like weapons and ar...
by WalkerRiley
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 67686

Re: "Students" Discussion

Architecture here....Anytime a big project is due that requires lots of drawings and hours of model work, I always have the same nightmare....I'm on my way to present and somehow something destroys all my models and drawings but mere minutes before my presentation. I always freak out and wake up at ...
by WalkerRiley
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Giant Rat. Not for level 1 characters
Replies: 24
Views: 4532

Re: Giant Rat. Not for level 1 characters

You guys obviously need to come up to Maine and check out a wharf rat....at least three times the size of this guy. Or better yet, go up in the wilderness and find a moose. Shouldn't be hard to miss. Those suckers are two stories tall with razer sharp teeth as long as your forearm!
by WalkerRiley
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No shit, there we were... (Gaming Stories)
Replies: 73
Views: 10078

Re: No shit, there we were...

No, in this case it certainly wouldn't have, and in the end it's about having fun. Just recognize that the Pact Boon is a true benefit, and if you can get it for free by cursing bugs and squishing them, you're giving a significant sort of powerup. It's of a different nature than, say, attacking the...
by WalkerRiley
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No shit, there we were... (Gaming Stories)
Replies: 73
Views: 10078

Re: No shit, there we were...

Palladium Fantasy - We had a group of five. Four of us were in a tavern in a small town trying to gather some information on a vampire clan we were tracking. Fifth guy was on lookout duty as it was getting to be nightfall. There weren't many patrons so we figured the best source of info would be the...
by WalkerRiley
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Satriani sues Coldplay over "Plagiarism"
Replies: 40
Views: 5087

Re: Satriani sues Coldplay over "Plagiarism"

Sarcasm is lost on the internet.


In reality, I've mixed thoughts on this one. They are incredibly similar in chord progression.

But then, look at Pachelbel's Canon in D. EVERYONE uses that same chord progression.
by WalkerRiley
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Satriani sues Coldplay over "Plagiarism"
Replies: 40
Views: 5087

Re: Satriani sues Coldplay over "Plagiarism"

No way man. Nothing alike. See, Vanilla Ice added an extra beat, so it doesn't sound anything like Queen's Under Pressure anymore.
by WalkerRiley
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Faceless' people showing up at events in London.
Replies: 17
Views: 2930

Re: 'Faceless' people showing up at events in London.

For a moment I had thought that maybe Anonymous had gotten a bit more sophisticated. Then I noticed they weren't green.

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