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by Von Haus
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 277799

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Thanks for the advice you two. I still came in a bit hard at the start and one of my arguments/explanations was rather poor but we've now managed to get to the point where we're broadly agreeing on how the issues are definitely problems but the image itself is pretty awful as it oversimplifies the i...
by Von Haus
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 277799

Re: The radical idea that women are people

So a friend who I'd previously thought was pretty good on the whole equality front but occasionally shows the odd MRA point of view posted this on facebook. Spoilered for general unpleasantness. RAAAAAAGE.jpg So, some of the concepts are "true" but the whole thing is done in such a way as ...
by Von Haus
Wed May 30, 2012 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3158283

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear reggae douchebag. Okay, that's your choice in music, fine, but it's not mine. As such I would very much appreciate not having to shut my window on a lovely sunny day because you think the whole street needs to hear your music. Sure, we could have a speaker volume contest and I'd kick your sorry...
by Von Haus
Wed May 30, 2012 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 316401

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Alas I was not dressed as a pirate last night, and the only time I've had a flintlock pistol while dressed as a pirate I managed to lose it. :( Subsequent research has suggested that the bite was self inflicted. It's on my biceps (yes biceps not bicep, apparently biceps is in fact the singular, news...
by Von Haus
Wed May 30, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 316401

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Wow, I should not be able to legitimately post here at half one the morning, or afternoon even, after. But here I am. I also appear to have a large bite mark on my arm...
by Von Haus
Sat May 21, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD community as teenage statist representional
Replies: 16
Views: 2267

Re: XKCD community as teenage statist representional

You, sir, name? wrote:What is "it"?

I assume "it" as in "is xkcd a good statistical representation for..."etc. It can be understood by reading the sentences before the list of questions. I think this is actually quite an interesting thing to think about.
by Von Haus
Thu May 19, 2011 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What comic is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Bask in my radiance, worm

Menacing Spike wrote:Behold.

Am I the only person that finds the concept expressed in that comic fundamentally creepy?
by Von Haus
Mon May 16, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

especially* Worse than the unclosed parenthesis is the * leading to nowhere... :evil: NOOOOOOOOOOOO I forgot to put it at the end I WILL FIX IT RIGHT THE HELL NOW. It was late and I forgot to fix it sorry . No worries, the laughs brought on by your response have more than made up for it, you're off...
by Von Haus
Mon May 16, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Ortus wrote:especially*

Worse than the unclosed parenthesis is the * leading to nowhere... :evil:
by Von Haus
Mon May 16, 2011 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who shares a bed with you?
Replies: 98
Views: 9169

Re: Who shares a bed with you?

Not any more but when I was younger I had a blue bear called... Blue Bear. And a brown bear called, well, Brown Bear. And a green dragon called Greeny... urm, yeah, I wasn't the most original of children when it came to naming things... :oops:
by Von Haus
Thu May 12, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8168660

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Triangle_Man wrote:Also, I saw someone on another thread refer to Liberal Arts programs as 'useless'. What would bring this opinion on?

The person in question being a silly.
by Von Haus
Wed May 11, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3158283

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

The name.of the short is escaping me.. tineye search my avatar and it'll show you it It's not coming up with anything. *hides from the avian wrath* The short is Boundin , the pink thing is a shaved sheep, I believe. Oh, wow, I... I've actually seen that. I feel a little bit silly now. //Slinks away...
by Von Haus
Wed May 11, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3158283

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

bigglesworth wrote:As much as I'm enjoying this: that's not a bunny.

At the risk of being eviscerated by a raging Oregonaut, what the hell is it then??
by Von Haus
Wed May 11, 2011 10:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Oooh! Thanks for that GG, I like that! (I would print it out and put it on my wall but I have a strange issue with balance, not as a concept of anything but more of a physical sense in that occasionally is I turn one way I then really want to turn the other way as well to compensate, or if someone t...
by Von Haus
Wed May 11, 2011 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Yeah I know, was just in a facetious mood. :wink:
Is facetious the right word there?
by Von Haus
Wed May 11, 2011 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I Am Raven wrote:
ExplodingHat wrote:I asked the help desk girl to lunch. Her immediate, affirmative response was so unexpected that I felt myself slightly recoil with surprise. :D

KATCHIIING!

Is that some form of warning about STDs?
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8168660

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

"These biscuits need eating so I'm leaving them on the side, help yourself."
I love my house mates. And biscuits, I also love biscuits.
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 18949

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

Oregonaut wrote:Fuck that. I say the rats take the motherfucker over.

Skaven_Art__88235_zoom.jpg

Get 'em lads!
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3158283

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Dear creationist person who says the banana is proof against evolution as it is so suited to man. Explain the pineapple. (I am currently a giant ball of stickyness and the damn thing has managed to blunt my knife, it's sooooo nice though.) They don't have to explain the pineapple. They have to expl...
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 11:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

500 Days of Summer looks like it'll be very good but also like it'll make me sad. That usually doesn't work well as entertainment. Still, I'll be sure to watch it in a couple days when I'm done with APs. I think it's more uplifting than sad. Personal experience was going to the cinema, 4 guys and 4...
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3158283

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Dear creationist person who says the banana is proof against evolution as it is so suited to man. Explain the pineapple.
(I am currently a giant ball of stickyness and the damn thing has managed to blunt my knife, it's sooooo nice though.)
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 18949

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

Oh, I always experienced it more like "the men who need a safespace would not be safe in the space of most other males, and especially safespaces for males tend to be flocked to by idiots who want to talk about bacon all the time because that's as deep as manliness goes". I still can't fi...
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 8:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Oh. I'm somewhat disappointed. I mostly slice of a slice (how unexpected!) of an inch thick, then remove the skin. Then I cut the core out. That way I can eat my pineapple without having to worry about the rock hard core, and still get maximum fruit! I just thought you had a much better approach, h...
by Von Haus
Tue May 10, 2011 8:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Instant Runoff vs. Approval Voting
Replies: 10
Views: 4988

Re: Instant Runoff vs. Approval Voting

Also this method is rather complicated for voters, as Murphy’s law guarantees some people will confuse “low numbers are better” for “high numbers are better”. This sort of argument was one of the ones going around against AV (meaning instant run off voting in this instance) before Thursday's refere...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Sounds like you've found an excellent opening for starting your own blog, maybe get some friends or colleagues in on it too. If you've found a niche in the ideas market, then go for it. There is a need. Yeah, Hope said the same thing in response to my initial post earlier, (though she's also possib...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Oregonaut wrote:Have you had a colonoscopy or prostate exam lately?

I guess this is aimed at me, as you'd know if pod had and it doesn't seem relevant to Izawwl unless it's a King reference but then I've never read his books.
Anyway, why do you ask?
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

snip I'm sorry, this is badly written and I really really hope I don't come across as anti-feminist or sexist or anything like that as I really am not, I'm just not good at putting it in to words, I guess I will have one final go: Why is there not a poster like that for men? Because the feminist mo...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1279433

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Okay, so I saw the following image today and have been having a think about feminism etc. tumblr_lkutwsTjzb1qib225o1_500.jpg Now, I really like the message in that poster, and I would personally describe myself as a feminist. But I do still feel like I need to ask does feminism need to focus more on...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I just found a new cleaner and easier way to eat my pineapple. Pineapples just got even more awesome. HOW?!11 :o 1. Take pineapple and cut of a slice about an inch thick. 2. Place on plate and using a sharp kitchen knife cut a ring about a cm in to remove skin. 3. Stab the pineapple ring in the hea...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I just found a new cleaner and easier way to eat my pineapple.
Pineapples just got even more awesome.
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 74
Views: 8825

Re: mobile phones

I have an Orange Amsterdam, which is a re-branded Alcatel OT-880. And as a result of this thread I've actually gone and found out how to get the computer to detect it through the USB port and so transfer all the photos from it and put a couple of songs on. I've never had an smart phone which may be ...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2552512

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Other people having greater problems than you does not make your own problems irrelevant. If that were the case everyone but the absolute 100% most problem affected person in the world would be undeserving of help. And that's clearly not the case. Your problems do matter, no matter how small or larg...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Pets
Replies: 70
Views: 28962

Re: Post Your Pets

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Copper on the left, Coffee on the right, I think...
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The Feline Infinity
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 245018

Re: Insanity Inducing Inability (to find a XKCD Strip)

I guess I was to subtle, I was hoping to get a LMGTFY for LMGTFY. :P Never mind.
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 661
Views: 245018

Re: Insanity Inducing Inability (to find a XKCD Strip)

Kewangji wrote:
T3CHN0CR4T wrote:Anyone know what number the comic is with the trees? (The tree says something like "You've stumped me now" and the other one has a chainsaw.

:)

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=xkcd%20stumped
First result.

That is so cool! Where did you find it?
Sorry, that was just too easy...
by Von Haus
Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4963
Views: 688860

Re: Doctor Whom

Malus Rune wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:Is there even a sick bay on board the TARDIS? You'd think that'd take higher priority than a swimming pool...


Nothing takes higher priority than a swimming pool, sir.

Well, apart from a gun apparently...
by Von Haus
Sun May 08, 2011 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 849552

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I have a pineapple.
Pineapples are awesome.
by Von Haus
Sun May 08, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?
Replies: 20
Views: 3347

Re: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?

But the mass revolutions in the Arab world over the past four months mean that al-Qa'ida was already politically dead. Bin Laden told the world – indeed, he told me personally – that he wanted to destroy the pro-Western regimes in the Arab world, the dictatorships of the Mubaraks and the Ben Alis. ...
by Von Haus
Sun May 08, 2011 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4963
Views: 688860

Re: Doctor Whom

On the next episode: Also, the scenes where Amy and Rory are running - could this possibly be somewhere inside of the/a TARDIS? The hexagonal motif is there. From what Gaiman said in confidential while standing on the TARDIS set, something along the lines of "wouldn't it be cool to follow the c...
by Von Haus
Fri May 06, 2011 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1545349

Re: Today I Learned

podbaydoor wrote:Today I Learned about the irony punctuation mark, the ironicon.

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My first thought was,"ooh that would be really useful", my second shortly after was "wait, was she being ironic, she's probably being ironic, or is she? gah I don't know now!" :oops:

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