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by Iconoclast
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hip Hop Culture.
Replies: 30
Views: 4205

Re: Hip Hop Culture.

I think the amount of urban violence is not significantly affected by Mainstream rap that glorifies real or fake violent acts committed in the past. The types of kids I think would be most at risk (urban, poor middle school kids) have already been exposed to violence, a desire to get material items...
by Iconoclast
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana
Replies: 172
Views: 25794

Re: Marijuana

[*]Government bodies should not be able to restrict what is or is not sold; It should be the customer's responsibility to buy or not buy as they choose. (Obviously, the seller would have the option to sell or not sell as well.) (This has more far-reaching implications, namely towards the FDA in gen...
by Iconoclast
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Precalculus
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: Precalculus

Thank you very much for the replies. I guess I really just wanted a starting point, and now I know that matrix stuff is a good place to start.
by Iconoclast
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Precalculus
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Precalculus

Here's the deal. The last math class I took was trigonometry about a year ago ( :oops: ), and I just realized that in order to take a course that I need to take next spring, I would need to take calculus this coming semester. At the school I go to, it goes: trig, precalc, Calc. This is the course de...
by Iconoclast
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Palindrome Thread daerhT emordnilaP
Replies: 93
Views: 42603

Re: Palindrome Thread daerhT emordnilaP

Dog, a fora egret too splendid did nelps o' otter gear of a God

Screw it. Race car.
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Gardening Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Gardening Tips?

you do need to keep them hot & wet That's what she-...never mind. I'm envious of people who have a full garden to tool around in. I recently picked up some fresh herbs and I've been taking care of those and my mom's orchids to try and develop my green thumb. The basil plant is getting a little ...
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Stem Cell Research.
Replies: 81
Views: 7238

Re: Stem Cell Research.

Unfortunately, scientists are actually pansies, and hardly ever do bold experiments (see: Tesla). Oh, so I'm a pansy. Well, what does constitute a bold experiment in your opinion? Flashy stuff neighbors will complain about? I'm just being facetious. People are so scared of GMOs, stem cell research ...
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Gardening Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Gardening Tips?

As for the carnivorous plants, I too want to try it. For starters, I want this kit (It comes with a VFT). All three sound cool: http://seedrack.com/DOSS.html Holy crap, I wish I saw this earlier in the year. There's some crazy plants on that site. [edit] Is it OK to highjack this thread for general...
by Iconoclast
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Stem Cell Research.
Replies: 81
Views: 7238

Re: Stem Cell Research.

You paint it as though there are a whole bunch of mad scientists out there willing to violate human life for the advancement of science If you look at only the actions from the scientists and look at it coloured in my world view that is what is happening. Its really not that though because the scie...
by Iconoclast
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Gardening Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Gardening Tips?

I had a venus flytrap for a while, and it did quite well in a little terrarium. I gave it hamburger every so often. Not sure if it actually required it, but it seemed like the thing to do.
by Iconoclast
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why capitalism sucks...I think...
Replies: 196
Views: 18363

Re: Why capitalism sucks...I think...

Cooley wrote:Well, too bad. Sorry to be harsh, but that's life. We don't all bend over backwards to please you, which is why the porn industry is alive and well today. In return, I don't stop you from doing what you want, so long as it doesn't infringe on my rights.
Do I really need to point this sentence out?
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?
Replies: 69
Views: 6068

Re: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?

D-did you read what I wrote? Really? He got the power to go to war, not from nowhere, but from a spineless, unconstitutional move from Congress to authorize him to make the decision himself. And you're right, it wasn't the first time a war was started unconstitutionally. And, because I qualified my...
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why capitalism sucks...I think...
Replies: 196
Views: 18363

Re: Why capitalism sucks...I think...

[Stuff] Again, I am not saying governments are worse . I am not. I have not. Like I said: the keyword is meddlesome. Meddlesome. That is, fond of meddling (meddling: interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one's concern.). Maybe it's just differing opinions on what is meddles...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why capitalism sucks...I think...
Replies: 196
Views: 18363

Re: Why capitalism sucks...I think...

You seem to be falling into the "good old days" trap. The past sucked . No. You are not understanding what I'm saying. I am not saying it's for the worst, only that the government is more meddlesome , not necessarily less just or fair. I am saying the government interferes (for better or ...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why capitalism sucks...I think...
Replies: 196
Views: 18363

Re: Why capitalism sucks...I think...

Throughout human history one thing has been constant – the growth of the state and how pervasively it meddles in human affairs. And yet in the last 100 years when we have seen the development of a sort of welfare capitalism we have seen more economic growth than any other 100 years in history…. Rea...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana
Replies: 172
Views: 25794

Re: Marijuana

Substance abuse of any variety absolutely diminishes worker ability and screening for substance-abusing (and our definition of abuse for illegal substances is "any use") employees, both while they are employed and during the hiring process, prevents any incident where the worker is less p...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bestest holiday evar.
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Bestest holiday evar.

That would be an insanely awesome trip. It would allow you to constantly say things like, "Here's a little something I learned on the trans-siberian railway". You should definitely stop in Vegas. Besides Vegas, I think all US cities are variations on a theme, so don't go crazy trying to vi...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?
Replies: 69
Views: 6068

Re: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?

Just to be contrary, I feel I must point out that the American military does a lot of good just by existing in a lot of places. In a world without American aircraft carriers and Marine Expeditionary Units, I would fear for the people of Taiwan, South Korea, Israel and the surrounding Arab countries...
by Iconoclast
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376124

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey!! i am priyan and being a student in a small town.I always find the difficulty to tackle the net browsing but this forum seems to be very informative and effective. priyan Aquarium supplies Did you feel sad when Littlefoot's mother died in Land Before Time? (No lying) Perhaps you should edit th...
by Iconoclast
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Graphs or diagrams that describe your life
Replies: 146
Views: 18514

Re: Graphs or diagrams that describe your life

This was the best I could think of..it seems to have carried on for every year I can remember (which goes back to being two or three years old..except then it was just stares..) http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/shan-chan-cy/life_failgraph.jpg shouldn't the X and Y axises be flipped? Yeah. And ...
by Iconoclast
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45777

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

I resent that Illinois comment... Spend a year in Chicago and try telling me that this weather is "easy." It is anything but. We have some of the most unbareable weather in the USA all year round... There are about 2 months a year when it is nice. Other times, it can get as hot as Florida...
by Iconoclast
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45777

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

Interesting points about the Long Island Express (alt-text): -It literally changed the shape of several parts of Long Island. These changes remain today. -Rhode Island was wrecked after the storm. Providence was Venice, from what I've been told. From a website: The central business district is loca...
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich

Felltir wrote:I cannot believe you really made this thread.

I wasn't going to until I remembered there's actually a food board on the fora.
And I'm glad I did.
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376124

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, folks! I've been reading XKCD for a year or so, but today I have something very important to say about sandwiches so I finally got a forum account. Cheers! Is it that cranberry sauce is the best sandwich condiment of all time? I hope not. Introduce yourself, lomotil! They don't need to. They...
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich

Flying Betty wrote:And why is there no "I'm American and have never done this thing" option, or at least an aquatic mammal choice?
Fixed. Don't know how I left those off.
[edit] whoops, got rid of old votes too.
Spoiler:
Oh God. How did this get here. I'm not very good at this.
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by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich

The thanksgiving day sandwich is some variation of using leftovers from the big holiday meal, and making a sandwich out of it (i.e. turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce). I really have no idea how prevalent this sandwich is in the US or globally. So I figured something scientific like an XKCD poll ...
by Iconoclast
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376124

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, folks! I've been reading XKCD for a year or so, but today I have something very important to say about sandwiches so I finally got a forum account. Cheers! Is it that cranberry sauce is the best sandwich condiment of all time? I hope not. Introduce yourself, lomotil! They don't need to. They...
by Iconoclast
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pot
Replies: 291
Views: 23183

Re: Pot

If it's anything like the lightheadedness you get while spray painting, I never want to do it. Maybe it's just psychological, but that nice swimmy feeling you get in your head just feels like pure brain damage to me. Also, dirty highs are not cool. IMO air dusters are only good for little air guns, ...
by Iconoclast
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pot
Replies: 291
Views: 23183

Re: Pot

So I guess you should think of America when you think of weed, rather than the Netherlands (where a paltry 19.8% tried marijuana, compared to America's 42.4%). I believe from the last study done by the UN, Canada had the 4th largest amount of stoners at ~17% Netherlands at ~15% and the USA at ~12%....
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Armenian Genocide
Replies: 48
Views: 5471

Re: The Armenian Genocide

It kind of does. Native Americans are still living in terrible reservations, and generally ignored by us. Why don't you try getting a US politician to call what the US did a genocide? If the Turkish government passed a resolution to call what Americans did to native Americans a genocide, I can guar...
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Armenian Genocide
Replies: 48
Views: 5471

Re: The Armenian Genocide

Also, saying "Armenians started it" seems kind of... historically inaccurate. How, precisely, did they start it? Based on what I've read, by being Armenian and living in Turkey. And, by the by, it's a complete bullshit argument to say that because the American government killed off most o...
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chips in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 8996

Re: Chips in Space

Good to know I wasn't the only on thinking of that episode (Careful, they're ruffled!). (Save the queen, etc.)
by Iconoclast
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chips in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 8996

Re: Chips in Space

I think their philosophy is: reliable, not new. There was a great article I read a while ago about the people who code for such systems. I think [url=http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/06/writestuff.html[/url] is the article. I didn't re-read it, but it looks familiar, and it's pretty amazing that ...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pot
Replies: 291
Views: 23183

Re: Pot

Wasn't there a football (real football :wink:) player who quit playing so he could smoke more weed? Also, has anyone seen that America is the world's biggest marijuana consumer (per capita, at that)? So I guess you should think of America when you think of weed, rather than the Netherlands (where a ...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NASA vs. the NHS
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: NASA vs. the NHS

Gunfingers wrote:What it does, and what motivated it's creation don't quite overlap in this case.
OK. Good point. I'm easily riled on the internet.
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NASA vs. the NHS
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: NASA vs. the NHS

One was borne from desire to improve humanity in a purely nationalist sense (also was more converting existing charity to legislation), and the other from the desire to steal Sputnik's thunder. The parallels split wildly over intention. Space exploration doesn't improve humanity? Countless scientif...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place to live
Replies: 30
Views: 4365

Re: Best place to live

To be fair, the US is a big place. Could you be a bit more specific for your reference point of 5 (midwest 5 would be different than a San Fran 5)? If I had to half ass a response (for someplace I've never been, at that) I'd say: Japan: •Land: 8 •Work: ? •Vacation: 6 (Quality, not quantity, right?) ...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 33919

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

You make a good point Iconoclast. But the deregulation of substances has never really led to responsible usage, has it? I don't actually know... Maybe the only times a drug is more or less not a problem is when people aren't trying to regulate it's use. Legalizing gambling raises the crime rate pre...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pot
Replies: 291
Views: 23183

Re: Pot

Truly pathetic that our school system puts kids on drugs (OMGADHDZ) at such a young age, then repeats urban legends about drugs deemed harmful (WTFLSDZ). As has been said earlier in this thread (I think it was this one): If a teacher tells you there is a man in town who took acid and now thinks he i...
by Iconoclast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?
Replies: 69
Views: 6068

Re: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?

What about blatant human rights violations? Or even not-so-blatant ones? Should we just keep out of those? Perhaps assign them to Peace Corps or UN duties? Define human rights violation. You can't. We can't. I can't. By most definitions, a good amount of our allies perform human rights violations t...

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