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by Internetmeme
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6458
Views: 500414

Re: Trump presidency

Mr Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process. What's the phrase I'm looking for ... it's not quite non sequitur ... I'm going to coin the phrase "anti sequitur" for that. The twisting of reality that is behind such a statement see...
by Internetmeme
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6458
Views: 500414

Re: Trump presidency

That said, I hope this enhanced level of scrutiny continues to happen in good faith, and doesn't just devolve into conspiracy theories like the right-leaning media's coverage of Obama turned into. Given the amount of crazy shit Trump does on a daily basis, I'm not sure how anyone would find time to...
by Internetmeme
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 90
Views: 43277

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

I use "Suh-dah" like God Linus Tovalds intended.
by Internetmeme
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6458
Views: 500414

Re: Trump presidency

I've heard this logic a lot from people post-election. The "maybe the defeat will be so bad it'll actually be a win in the long term" logic. It seems pretty sketchy. A really bad president might make the next election easier for a party, but it hasn't generally led to a massive societal c...
by Internetmeme
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 3820

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

Meanwhile, Overwatch releases and many community figures are discussing the ethics of loot boxes, whether they're gambling, and if so, why are we exposing children to it so flagrantly. Well, money, but why are people accepting it. The main difference I see between Overwatch's system and EA's system...
by Internetmeme
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2084
Views: 635805

Re: Something on Youtube

I think it was a blessing in disguise. If the bus hadn't been there, nobody would have seen that clip outside of the local news.

But with that bus, we have this wonderful, hilarious, unfortunate gem.
by Internetmeme
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2133357

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

This place and its people helped me a lot in my teens, especially with teaching me how to not be an obnoxious wee shite. I've got quite a lot of catching up to do. Welcome back! I've been posting here off-and-on the last few months as well. Way more than I used to (which is practically never). I gu...
by Internetmeme
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Fun Math "Puzzle" [Solution]
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

A Fun Math "Puzzle" [Solution]

So, I was scrolling through the board today, and noticed this thread , where the OP posted an equation that seemed to have undeclared variables in it. A user pointed this out, and it was immediately closed for being nonsensical. Image here: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54195&t=1 S...
by Internetmeme
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A measure of slowness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: A measure of slowness?

That chart comes from the paper "On the dimensionality of spacetime": http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/dimensions.html . Basically if we had a different number of space and time dimensions, our laws of physics would need to be radically different to support life. Can I just point out how...
by Internetmeme
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12232

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

General Chemistry I -- Let's cover High School chemistry, to make sure everyone starts on the same page General Chemistry II -- Now that everyone's on the same page, we'll crank the difficulty up a bit further Organic Chemistry I -- Do you like drawing hexagons? How about zigzagged lines on the page...
by Internetmeme
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?
Replies: 18
Views: 12729

Re: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?

With the assumption that our spies are pretty loyal and that any rebels don't have access to any significant computational power, the Enigma Machine is actually probably a great solution here. Plus, because it's ultimately just a series of changing substitution cyphers with rules on how to use the o...
by Internetmeme
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 660109

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Zohar wrote:
Internetmeme wrote:Sometimes I dream about cheese

But do you wear the cheese, or does the cheese wear you?


Neither; the cheese stands alone.
by Internetmeme
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 660109

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Sometimes I dream about cheese
by Internetmeme
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 70
Views: 203229

Re: Science Websites

Aint no web book like the NIST web book: http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/ You want the heat capacity of some obscure compounds that literally nobody cares about? They got that shit. You want an IR spectrum of some bullshit so angry that it explodes at some stupidly low oxygen concentration? They g...
by Internetmeme
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1478325

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that it is possible to accidentally hit the toilet roll dispenser hard enough to: a) bend it b) open it and c) bleed. I managed to break a toe once, when I failed to step safely over an empty plastic 1.5 liter bottle that was standing on the floor. This one while capping an NMR tube...
by Internetmeme
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can you build a better thermos than empty space?
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Can you build a better thermos than empty space?

Let's first deal with the equations that will govern our thermos's heat transfer. Heat can be transfered by conduction, convection, and radiation. q_tot = q_cond + q_conv + q_rad Immediately, the conductive term goes away, because that only applies to solids. To give ourselves the absolute best, mos...
by Internetmeme
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How can I get rid of numbness after a filling?
Replies: 14
Views: 344417

Re: How can I get rid of numbness after a filling?

SecondTalon wrote:If internetmeme is still feeling numbness from 2009, I don't think excercise will fix the problem.


It was actually a pretty big shot of lidocaine
by Internetmeme
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU wants to ban e-cigs - part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 14325

Re: EU wants to ban/restrict e-cigarettes

IIRC it helps the nicotine to pass the blood-brain barrier. That's... surprising. My impression was that nicotine itself had no problem getting through the blood-brain barrier quickly. Edit: The powers that be suggest it's freebasing; it's easier for the compound to evapourate when it's not in an i...
by Internetmeme
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1265: "Juicer"
Replies: 35
Views: 12422

Re: 1265: "Juicer"

bmonk wrote:Instead of juicer box contained bobcat. Would order again.


FTFY
by Internetmeme
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1265: "Juicer"
Replies: 35
Views: 12422

Re: 1265: "Juicer"

I really only had one thought when I read this comic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnAYgNnA5A0
by Internetmeme
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 21497

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

This is wrong, and I hope Facebook stands up to this group. Instead of wasting time attacking a website for little to no benefit (other than an annoyed userbase), they should put their resources to something better, and try to fix actual problems. They could be helping to fix the pay or workforce di...
by Internetmeme
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 81561

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

Minimum wage is intended for unksilled, non-career jobs. Everyone should have an equal opportunity. Nobody should have guaranteed success. Everyone has to start somewhere, and everyone has the opportunity to advance. Whether or not someone puts in the effort to advance is up to them. This is feel g...
by Internetmeme
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 81561

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

When did food service become an unskilled, non-career job? What makes a job non-career? How is the deserved wage of any job determined? Food service can be a skilled job, and a lot of people make it their career. Fast food, however, is not a skilled job. It's sort of like how society puts weight on...
by Internetmeme
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 81561

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I really don't have sympathy. What Derek said. The dollar menu becomes the 2 dollar menu when they pull this crap and if the fast food workers where I live tried to strike I would picket them for inconveniencing me. Not everyone gets to be a Hollywood movie American success, some people have to mop...
by Internetmeme
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In the US, criminals will be intentionally starved to death
Replies: 39
Views: 12199

Re: In the US, criminals will be intentionally starved to de

I hate these clusterfucks of bills. If you want to be opposed to food stamps than oppose food stamps. Don't try to introduce new complexities to try to reduce food stamps for certain people under certain circumstances for a reason that's not really related to food stamps in the first place. Well, y...
by Internetmeme
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 26776

Re: Dear Universities,

The shit he wanted universities to get together was the shit of sorting students according to some value system he had in mind. Some ideas about students. I am unpacking some of his attitudes. And then to help me feel extra confident in my unpacking, we have lovely references to the horrors that ar...
by Internetmeme
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Screening of Documentary on Islam Shut Down.
Replies: 230
Views: 22725

Re: Screening of Documentary on Islam Shut Down.

It's more like, "religion is not a valid cause for human behavior." Suggesting that religion causes certain behavior is to suggest that humans have no responsibility for their own actions -..... I may be late coming to this discussion but let me ask, "Why does that matter?" Peop...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

. By your logic, no one injured by any state ever should receive any compensation for anything, because people that weren't directly involved would have to pay. So by your logic, the state should never pay compensation for police beatings, or abuse by schools, or anything else. Unless the state its...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

1) There's a world of difference between demanding compensation for something that happened to relatives you never even met (Amerindians, Reparations for Slavery, Africa in general), and asking for compensation for what happened to you personally . Many of the victims are still alive; NC is just wa...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

No, we should not punish future generations for something that happened in the past. So all a company has to do to avoid paying compensation is to sell the shares to a new person? Then the new person can say to the courts 'well I didn't commit the crime so it'd be unjust for me to suffer reduced di...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

Well, I agree: What should have happened is the compensation should have been paid 40 years ago. So we are left with choosing the least worst option. Personally I believe the least worst option to be the Federal government stepping in and offering compensation, but, if they wont, then the NC govern...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

Germany paid war reparations for about 90 years after WW2, so there is plenty of precedent for people suffering financially for the acts of their ancestors. Erm, those reparations (I can only assume you meant World War One) were a major factor in the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitl...
by Internetmeme
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims
Replies: 47
Views: 8258

Re: NC: Pittance too much for Eugenics victims

So basically, this is going to end up like California's doing: ignore the problem until they're all dead, and then we won't have to compensate them (and they won't have families because they're already sterilized). Or am I missing something? Actually, we might be. Has anyone in this thread actually ...
by Internetmeme
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rules for supervillainy
Replies: 23
Views: 3974

Re: Rules for supervillainy

Dr. Diaphanous wrote:In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which you could read, Quirrel makes this list of rules. But he decides that being constrained by the list kind of spoils the fun in being a supervillain.

I really wanted to try reading this, but the centered text is too distracting.
by Internetmeme
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dallas school district spends $57k sending *boys* to a movie
Replies: 49
Views: 7097

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

I'd be more willing to attribute this to a SNAFU during the planning process. I highly doubt anyone went into this with the thought "this is a male movie, and so we should only send the boys there." Yes, it's Texas, but it isn't the 1960's anymore. I live in the deep south, and even I don'...
by Internetmeme
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Outoing Mississippi Governor Pardons 199 Convicted Criminals
Replies: 14
Views: 3389

Outoing Mississippi Governor Pardons 199 Convicted Criminals

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/10/justice/mississippi-pardons/index.html Outgoing Mississippi governor issues nearly 200 pardons In his last days in office, outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour approved full pardons for 199 people, including 14 convicted murderers, according to documents rele...
by Internetmeme
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474399

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I have been meaning to get Rome: Total War for a bit now (especially after watching this guy's videos ), and I noticed it was $2.50, marked down from $10. I was about to buy it when I noticed that all of the total war games, their DLC, and expansions was $13 total. So, I managed to pick up Rome, Med...
by Internetmeme
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: The 2^2^2^2^2^2 Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4251

Re: The 2^2^2^2^2^2 Problem

If 8GB is too much, maybe you should ask the science wing of your university. Back on the 5th of November, I toured the one I'm going to in August, and they pointed out a cluster they had salvaged from some old computers*. They use it to do protein-related work. I forget how much exactly, but they d...
by Internetmeme
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112632

Re: My school fails at computer security...

And, ladies and gents, here it comes! They've finally decided it's worthwhile to upgrade to Windows 7, plus we're getting new hardware. The upgrade to 7 is a colossal fucking waste of money. I can see getting new hardware, but everything that can be done on 7 can be done on XP (within reason of a pu...

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