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by blakat1313
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Michael Crichton Passes Away
Replies: 82
Views: 4952

Re: Michael Crichton Passes Away

I was just about to start this thread after seeing a display at Borders about it.

Goodnight, sweet prince.
by blakat1313
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1409785

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Figured I'd been lurking long enough, here's some I made in paint, so they may suck looks-wise. that has not been shooped.jpg turn back edit.jpg factoring edit.jpg When I saw "antiquing" I thought you meant throwing cornstarch in people's faces. I was disappointed. Otherwise, good stuff.
by blakat1313
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

<Arthur>
"Jack this is Ford Prefect," Arthur said noting Jack's confusion.
<Ford>
"So what exactly is this thing up in the sky?" he asked, "I don't remember this being on Earth before."
by blakat1313
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

((I hope I have this one right, I checked the wikipedia article to make sure. This is why you should never read while buzzing on caffeine.)) Arthur stared at the spot where the sofa had appeared on the ship, not showing any sign that he even noticed the whale that had fallen out of the sky behind hi...
by blakat1313
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

((Thanks, that helps))
"How fast can this ship get us away from Lavos?" Arthur asked Jack.
by blakat1313
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

((all this since I've been gone? It seems I missed something in catching up. What happened to the lifeboat?))
by blakat1313
Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage
Replies: 138
Views: 10166

Re: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage

Wait, wouldn't tentacle porn be like a subset of Furries? Aren't furries allowed to be be mythical creatures and/or creatures that aren't actually furry? I mean, there's stuff out there that involves insect people. Or so I heard.... Tentacle hentai usually has the tentacles as disembodied or with t...
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage
Replies: 138
Views: 10166

Re: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage

Wow, I feel really good about myself, I recognize all of that list but smosh. Wait...is that really something to be proud of? I think this stuff really started for me when I was on some medical website that specialized in really disfiguring diseases and saw harlequin ichthyosis. Some that the thread...
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 414780

Re: Favorite home experiments

I suddenly want to try that. Would voltage/amperage/amount of current change the size of the explosion?
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Goals
Replies: 52
Views: 3411

Re: Goals

Lifetime to-do list: Obtain a PhD (just a means to an end) Obtain employment (independent research) with some bio-tech company Do something worthy of a Nobel/IgNobel Prize, winning isn't necessary Bring back 80's hair metal Finish my lifetime reading list ??? Profit I guess falling in love and seein...
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Different Models of the Universe
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Different Models of the Universe

You might try a report on the electric model of the universe. As strange as it sounds, this really explains quite a bit about the things that we don't know and offers up some very convincing evidence in my opinion. </shameless bump>
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 209161

Re: Scavenger Hunt

I think this is going to be a recurring theme for this thread.(2 down, how many to go?)
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I'd like to see the same template applied to the least expected animal possible. Might as well break the catgirl thing quickly.
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

((sorry I've been away so long, guys. I forgot about the game))
Arthur turned towards Seta, "I'd suggest a hardware store if we can find one," he said, "They should have something we can use against this...thing."
by blakat1313
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites
Replies: 86
Views: 8724

Re: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites

Not necessarily, but it helps them keep within the bad design quota. Not everyone can have eye-blistering backgrounds.
by blakat1313
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 414780

Re: Favorite home experiments

Chfan wrote:What I meant was it was the balls with string tied around. What I asked was why there are no flames where you rest it on your hand...
It's a simple answer, really. It's #&%*ing Science! This segment has some other fun stuff as well.
by blakat1313
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 29839

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Hitchhiker warning: Stop at fifth! Gusty winds May exist. Burma-Shave I can't put this in a decent Burma Shave, but Salmon of Doubt was a Dirk Gently novel. Adams did say that it was more suited to being a Hitchhiker's Guide novel, but at the time of its publishing it still revolved around Dirk. Th...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 85
Views: 5389

Re: Syria

Thanks.
We better have a good reason for killing civilians. I doubt this is a conspiracy to get people to vote republican, though.
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

Who says that life needs justification? A "hard" atheist doesn't have less reason to love life. You see, theists believe that something/someone created them. If this thing/person made them, it must have a reason. This means that the person must live for that thing/person. Atheists see no ...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 85
Views: 5389

Re: Syria

Do you have a link to an article or some other information? I'd like to see more before I make any judgments on this.
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

You need to accept it because if you don't come to terms with your own mortality you treat life as if it is permanent. In response to your assertion that I didn't prove that you will die, I say this: You are making a positive claim (x did happen, as opposed to x didn't) the rules of debate clearly ...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

I have no idea what you're saying. Please try different words. The gist of it: Wanting to live forever is understandable. Actually expecting that you'll live forever is silly. (In case you still have trouble with any of these words: there are dictionaries on the Internet now. :)) Do you have a prob...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

I believe you're forgetting about the underlying principles of Quantum Computing. A Quantum Computer relies on Schrodinger's Cat, which is in direct competition with Quantum Suicide. We have working Quantum Computers, which means that Schrodinger's Cat has been tested and proven in one scenario. Tha...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

I have no idea what you're saying. Please try different words. The gist of it: Wanting to live forever is understandable. Actually expecting that you'll live forever is silly. (In case you still have trouble with any of these words: there are dictionaries on the Internet now. :)) Do you have a prob...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

This idea, which seems mirrored in every other post to some degree, doesn't really answer the question. Unless I'm mistaken, Levi is mainly asking how does an athiest find a meaning in life, which the answers to have generally been circumlocutions of "we don't find one; we just don't care.&quo...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 9322

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

First off, how do you deal with the fact that life will eventually end? Unless you believe in reincarnation, you believe that your life will cease eventually. Everybody deals with that somehow. I can't speak for everybody who shares my (lack of)faith, but I don't see life as not making a difference....
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites
Replies: 86
Views: 8724

Re: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites

True Christian I can only cite Poe's law and hope for the best with this one. Actually, I'm pretty certain that truechristian is a parody. Have you seen the Kidz section? (Funnily enough, the kids section is NSFW) It would seem that the site has changed more than I thought. When I first saw it, the...
by blakat1313
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 29839

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Sean wrote:Hitchhiker warning:
Stop at fifth!
Gusty winds
May exist.
Burma-Shave

I can't put this in a decent Burma Shave, but Salmon of Doubt was a Dirk Gently novel. Adams did say that it was more suited to being a Hitchhiker's Guide novel, but at the time of its publishing it still revolved around Dirk.
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Swears, curses, oaths
Replies: 101
Views: 6105

Re: Swears, curses, oaths

pkuky wrote:I call people vegetables....(i.e. you apple chunk)

What?

Anyway, I usually use the generic ones. If I'm in a place that frowns upon cursing I use holy jesus on a pogo stick. I've gotten a few places to change their stance on cursing with that one too.
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 209161

Re: Scavenger Hunt

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That was easy.
Bring me a picture with at least three impossible things happening in it. *evil laugh*
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: packing peanuts
Replies: 62
Views: 3862

Re: packing peanuts

Get some acetone and dissolve them in it. That's about the only use for them I can think of besides shipping material.
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

((time for another Grimace?))
"We should see if there are any stores around that aren't flooded" Arthur suggests, "There's bound to be something useful in them."
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GNR gives America free Dr. Pepper
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: GNR gives America free Dr. Pepper

I forgot to mention this in the synopsis. The promotion isn't going to be added until the album is released, I'm not sure how long it's going to be up though. I'd suggest checking as close to the 23rd as you can.
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites
Replies: 86
Views: 8724

Re: Strange/Antiquated/Crazed/Delusion-filled Websites

True Christian
I can only cite Poe's law and hope for the best with this one.
by blakat1313
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.
Replies: 41
Views: 7989

Re: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.

After Forever might be similar to what you're looking for. Ad Sluijter played guitar/growled for them before going to Epica and the two bands have similar sounds.
by blakat1313
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Human "breeding", and its implications
Replies: 95
Views: 10405

Re: Human "breeding", and its implications

I'm sorry if this is too off-topic for SB, but I think it applies to the thread. Humans may have stopped evolving genetically, we know that remarkably few mutations to humans actually take hold anymore. This isn't necessarily to say that our species has stopped evolving altogether. Humans have becom...
by blakat1313
Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GNR gives America free Dr. Pepper
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

GNR gives America free Dr. Pepper

article Summary: Dr. Pepper is treating the entire United States to a round on the house. This is the result of the company saying that if Guns and Roses released their new album before the end of this year they would buy everybody in America a free drink. Chinese Democracy is set to be released on...
by blakat1313
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Album Cover'd!
Replies: 268
Views: 38739

Re: Album Cover'd!

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I can't think of a synopsis for this one, but it looks like a rap album to me.
by blakat1313
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Album Cover'd!
Replies: 268
Views: 38739

Re: Album Cover'd!

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Phonophobia's latest album delves deeper into their combination of dark lyrics and childlike, whimsical melodies. (okay, that description was almost entirely from the lego, but what can I do with "he'll eat for days?")

This is a fun game, kudos to OP.
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can't sue God..
Replies: 49
Views: 4095

Re: You can't sue God..

So, you're saying that he's wasting taxpayer money on a stupid lawsuit because he thinks it's wrong to spend taxpayer money on stupid lawsuits. I've seen this happen before....where was that again? Oh yeah, it was right here. He's a state legislator, why doesn't he just introduce a bill that makes i...
by blakat1313
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)
Replies: 984
Views: 93056

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 2)

Arthur quickly enters "Lavos" into the guide,
"It doesn't look like there's anything in here on it," he says, "but you said it was alive, right? That means it must be able to die, we just need to figure out how."

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