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by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 3963

Re: 1773: "Negativity"

orthogon wrote: I already suspect that my fridge is trolling me, and it isn't even IP connected.
Well, there's a fairly straightforward way to determine that.

First question: is it running?
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but now instances of "a lot" are always understood to be "a discrete portion, with no specific connotations on size". For example: "Every day he spends 5 cents on gum; five cents is a lot of money"

I wish for a large lot of money.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the post number of the last things you read are automatically stored in a flat file on your computer. All you need to do is write a browser plugin to utilize this information.

I wish the egosearch worked properly.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 6658

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Thanks to office discussions, I now have opinions on American football, despite the fact that I don't watch it. railways ("So, the 60052 restoration, great eh?" Dunno, I'm interested in *railways*, not trains.) I'm probably misunderstanding your distinction, but maybe this is similar to wh...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, he's yellow and the color temperature of yellow is 3000 K.

I wish for a cookie.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 8853

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Language is always fuzzy and different people use words differently, so that's not surprising. But I wonder at the cultural angle here. If you wolf-whistle at someone to get their attention (something that's not at all remarkable over here), is that likely to be misconstrued as having a sexual mean...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you can cast dispel magic, detect scrying, counter-spell, non-detection, mage's disjunction, remove curse, detect magic, anti-magic shell, permanency, read magic, dimensional anchor, purge invisibility, banishment, planar binding, true seeing, contingency, and mind blank at will. This is th...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 8853

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

yakkoTDI wrote:HAH! Like a Universe Control could get a cat to come just because a human summoned it.
Now it seems to me the term should logically apply to both women and cats:

An attempt to summon that inevitably fails, and only servers to disturb and disquiet the object.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Seems along the same lines of poll taxes and voter ID laws. That flavor of BS is certainly present, but the situation analogous to what the article presented was "Black people are arrested for attempting to register to vote" versus "black people are turned away when attempting to reg...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted.
wiktionary wrote:Spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling.
People are able to precisely control the spin they put on billiard balls.

I wish I could remember the name of that woman, from the movie? with the thing?
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 42747

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

If you were treating them as a rational moral agent, you'd be taking their self-stated desires (getting rid of Muslims/Mexicans/etc.) seriously and engaging them on those terms. I was assuming their stated reasons for wanting to "get getting rid of Muslims/Mexicans/et" would have some fac...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the corruption is now based on your innermost fears.

I wish to know the way to Santa Fe
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 5281

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

But it does remind me of one of my favorite lines. Extra bonus internetz to anyone who recognizes the source. " I don't get it captain. How come we fell up ?" " Well, in this sector of the galaxy, gravity is not so much a law as more of a local ordinance." I'll admit to it being...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 42747

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

a bunch of idiots voting against their own best interests out of some kind of confused stupor The mistake you make here is that you are defining someone else's "own best interests" for them. I gave a specific, very personal example of that. My mother ..... I'm very sorry that your mother ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 42747

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Karantalsis wrote: The more I read of it the more I think the word freedom is being used to mean totally different things.
Regarding the actual word: What country are you from and what would you consider to be the translation in your native tongue?
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Non-American here, I've been trying to find good resources on this, but so far haven't really been able to. Is there any good explanation out there of what exactly a president can do without going through congress/senate/etc? That would clarify a lot for me in terms of what Trump would actually be ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/09/501451368/here-is-what-donald-trump-wants-to-do-in-his-first-100-days Trump releases his 100 day plan, then McConnell takes his favorites. Says "not on my watch" to the rest. Trump needs to realize who thinks is in charge here and who's in charge there. Is he...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And remember, the Bundy Militia were just acquitted a few weeks ago. So a lot of people are still pro-State rights and distrustful of the Federal Government. The federal government directly owns 2/3rds of the land in Nevada, which does give it much more control over the Nevada than other states. I'...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but your pool is outdoors now.

I wish that there is no civil war Wednesday.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 42747

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I would have preferred a comic showing how each of the characters was voting and why. Cueball: I'm voting for Clinton, not because I like her, but because <huge rant about 2 party system and electoral systems> Barret guy: I'm voting for <fantasy or sci-fi character> because <ontological argu...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the US worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents provided to the Associated Press. The details of Melania Trump’s ear...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the file keeps exact information on the hen that laid it.

Pizza.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1753: "Thumb War"
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Who raised Black Hat anyway? It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck. That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine My mama was the cold north wind, my daddy was the suuuuuuuuuuuuun... of a railroad man from west of hell, whe...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 3827

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Really, nobody?

Fine, I guess I'll have to do it.
Spoiler:
Tell me how I can experience Uranus.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The question is why didn't the "Autopsy" work in 2016, and what can be done to make it work? I think the more import autopsy for this election will actually be the democrats. There was so much about this election that was unusual for them, that they could take away a large number of diffe...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the ninth planet from the sun is tentatively named "Proxima Centauri b".

I wish for a lost cost, safe way to create movable wormholes.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sports is super objective in it's execution. No sports caster ever said "GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!, but that just, like, my opinion, man"

It's seems rather comical to be that sports and military are in the same division. Is there an actual relationship/overlap between those?
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The problem that Zohar describes , is that coalitions make it hard to distinguish from the outside when a party made an empty promise, and when they genuinely tried to achieve a goal but had to give it up in coalition negotiations. It's a genuine downside. So it's a transparency issue? (assuming th...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it gets a job and is now gone for eight hours a day.

I wish for tasty lunch.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Basically what's happening in the US - having a legislative house that doesn't support the actions of the executive branch. I see that as a political problem, not a systemic one. People were fairly elected to the majority of congressional positions and they constrained how the executive acts. My pr...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Israel used to have that - you would vote for a party in parliament and a prime minister. It hasn't done that in a long while to avoid having conflicting legislative and executive branches. What kind of conflicts? The system has many disadvantages, the biggest IMO is that in order for the PM to gai...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you can find her at LA wicca-con based upon her distinctive watch. Now you will just need to wearily watch which westerly witches will wickedly wear which watches; what with a wake of worse watches wholly worn by wandering witches whoring wholesale worn wallets, whom with one wasn't watchin...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 76
Views: 7535

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Meerkats: the most murderous animal!

There's a link to Nature, which I don't have a subscription for.

I assume the study is limited to placental mammals.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Is electoral reform really that brilliant as a goal? If you look at countries with other systems, do their elections look that much more attractive? It's not a silver bullet, and entire categories of political problems would remain unsolved, but it's something that seems to have a huge benefit rati...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, all business requirements are changed to match the code. Moving forward programmers need to work around API and OS contracts that specify random crashes and incomprehensible error message; they also need to be careful to not accidentally "fix" them when it's out of the project sco...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:There is also a persistent tendency to assume the voter is stealing a vote from your preferred party. Both parties do this, it's kind of odd.
Agreed. I think the idea that "you vote for one of the two parties, or waste your vote" helps Trump more than Hillary.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If someone thinks Clinton is marginally less terrible than Trump, then not voting for her is an immoral choice. Same if someone thinks the opposite, I suppose. I believe that's what's happening with many of Trump supporters. "Trump is terrible, Clinton is worse, and the there are no other prag...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25298
Views: 1425420

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you can carve yellow pumpkins with your mind. Because people are pumpkin-racist, it's agreed that your skill is pathetic and your pumpkins look terrible.

I wish people didn't have an irrational love or orange pumpkins, carrots, and politicians.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523370

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Bad language ? Bad language was when Trump called his daughter a nice piece of ass. This was him admitting to grabbing women by the pussy just because he could. Trump lies and exaggerates. This is a context where lying and exaggerating is (somewhat) normal. People who say this is just "Bad lan...

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