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by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, they have twice the capacitance but they have half the voltage.

I wish the capacitor manufacturers didn't use MA or MAmp to indicate milli-amperes.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it's a game for the popular forums, not in the popular forums.

I with for a new poplar-form game.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the Earth is uniformly heated until this is true. Meteorology happens.

I wish I was immune to insect (and other arthropod) bytes.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1864: "City Nicknames"
Replies: 42
Views: 2038

Re: 1864: "City Nicknames"

I remember arriving in NYC on a Greyhound from (I think) Bangor, ME at like 4am. Place looked pretty damned sleepy to me. That's an old name. The city is probably about just as noctural as it was 90 years ago, but since then the rest of the world has changed. Especially the US which were traditiona...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12399
Views: 716487

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

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by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but it's a Procrustean fitting.

I wish for a laser pointer capable of destroying (only) worthless uninhabited planetoids.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it's a "case" in the medical sense, meaning that you have a dessert specific form of alcoholism. Nobody takes your condition seriously because it's dessert specific. I wish that the number of executions in the world didn't change, but they were done via "death by chocolate&qu...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12399
Views: 716487

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Ointment
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 3455

Re: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

I'd say the scientific answer would have to be: There's a lot of new stuff to consider, and we probably want to revise our classification system. Do these different types of people originate from darwinian evolution? Lamarkian evolution? Created directly by the gods? If the different races can inter...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12399
Views: 716487

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

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by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you turn out to be good at it, but wolf is better. Also, whenever you have sex the laws of probability now demand at least one of these spoiler-ed star fox quotes be shouted: "Do a barrel roll!" (by a third party, don't try locking the doors, or they'll just cool-aid m...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1864: "City Nicknames"
Replies: 42
Views: 2038

Re: 1864: "City Nicknames"

The turbulent avocado. The gateway to widdershins. The doubled entendre. The home of the homely. The city of a million floors. Where the sick hunt dragons. Also, half of Europe picked lions on their coat of arms. So it doesn't really differentiate to call yourself city (or country) of lions. A regio...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you are free to kill yourself before you need to sleep.

I wish I knew how to play the double guitar.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 1728

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Particle physics is quite long ago for me, I don't remember everything anymore and I only took an introductory course on it. But wasn't there also something with up, down, charm, and beauty and stuff? I recall the naming schemes in particle physics being particularly weird. It's in there with flavo...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but now nobody is capable of stopping The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight from blowing up The City.

I wish for the powers of Mighty Agrippa.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 2968

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

International Center of Photography wrote:Fucking magnets, how do they work?
With a lot more fluids than the regular ones.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you remembered to wish for "something". You receive a pile of "Something".

I wish for a little sumthin', sumthin'
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345430

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Well the formation wouldn't really be archaic if people still used it the original way.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345430

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

It makes sense in (only) an archaic sense. Using "America" to mean the all of North and South America and the Caribbean one can reasonably say "These united stated of America" versus "the other united states of America"
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, all potable liquid within a one meter radius of you is converted into dried tea leaves. I wish I could just set a flag in the definition of an axis service to replace the "Hi there, this is an AXIS service! Perhaps there will be a form for invoking the service here... " page with ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted: All is clock..

I wish I had an all fruit tree.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

The responding djinn is the one form the fisherman and the djinn who doesn't so much grant the wish of the person who let's them out of the bottle, as brutally murder them (apparently being trapped in a bottle at the bottom of the ocean for a thousand years pisses one off). I wish I didn't kill the ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue May 30, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, every wish has been retroactively changed to be wishing for things that were going to happen anyway.

I wish more people here had read Arabian nights and made/understood references here.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu May 25, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it becomes self aware and takes your job.

phillip1882 wrote: i don't even know what that means
Here: read this page and the next one. Or the whole thing; it contains the best brick joke mankind has ever produced.

I wish for a roc's egg
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed May 24, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 404
Views: 33689

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I think you mean "natural person" versus "legal person".

A natural person is one single human. A legal/ juridical /fictitious/artificial person is anything that's a person under the law, but not a natural person.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed May 24, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, we both agree what a "kitchen" is and what a "kitchen sink" is. Furthermore, we both agree that the kitchen sink is not as the kitchen as a whole.

I wish for nunchuku swords like-as-unto chainsaws.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue May 23, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the zookeepers are made to stand trail in the court of "all great apes". Dr. Zira serves as the defense counsel; which turns out to not be a great idea, as she is a veterinarian without any legal training. The Jury contains one human and one bonobo that's sympathetic to humans (al...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed May 17, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The bote used to contain money but it has been ruined by the water.

I wish I had less paperwork.
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri May 12, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, your are tarred and feathered with the feathers from the last wish. Flicky is alive and aware, but you have to do everything for the both of you. I wish for a spring with the following characteristics: ⋅ one yard long (at state of lowest potential) ⋅ A spring constant of...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu May 11, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the developers add easy to find matchsticks to the game.


A wish for a box that would stop time for it's contents.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed May 10, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 6147

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

Perhaps the hamburger is just the patty, and the whole assembly is a hamburger sandwich ? "A hamburger sandwich" is a sandwich in the style of the city of Hamburg (I forget whether it's the German one or one of the American ones, this may be as historically accurate as "french fries&...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue May 09, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 404
Views: 33689

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

I think the thing about "Ladies and Gentlemen" is that the length seems to be a part of it. Either as a flourish "Ladies and gentlemen! children of all ages!: ..." or when the audiences attention is in question "Ladies and gentlemen, if I could have your attention please: .....
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed May 03, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 2469

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

They recently took a picture of Sagittarius A*, the pieces of the photo (Taken at different observatories) were about 500TB each. I realize that's a very different thing from a personal camera, and there is no sensible reason to bring that photo format to the general market, but Apple/Samsung will b...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon May 01, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but you don't get a happy new Year, which is 365 times as long as Christmas. Granted. The etymology of 'serve' is from Latin, servus , meaning 'slave' (the Kanamit book was translated into English but apparently badly.) I wish that stevia did not get used in so many things without being lab...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon May 01, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25410
Views: 1580648

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but others can do the same for you. "Others" include spammers.

I wish for a copy of that book "To serve man", also the etymology of the alien word that means both sense of serve in English.
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 43
Views: 11953

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

The enforcement is a civil matter.

The office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity exists and has a role in setting industry guidelines and so forth.

There are also a number of private organizations (such as the NAACP) that take an interest.
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"
Replies: 25
Views: 2924

Re: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"

They seriously need to install a driver's side sun visor in the ISS. Spend ten bucks to save $150 billion. Won't help in winter when the sun is low, but a pair of quality sunglasses could help. Or, rather than putting glasses on everything else, we should just put them on the sun itself. http://www...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 2368

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

@tomandlu Statistics is a set of techniques. It is a technique that can be applied to any evidence, but is not necessarily applied to analyze all evidence. I see three cases: ⋅ The evidence is gathered with intend to subject it to statistical analysis. ⋅ The evidence would benefi...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

So here's how we'd do it: Implement a citizens wage; this will cause Atlas to shrug. Without Atlas, Uranus will fall onto Terra. Terra being solid and Uranus being gas, Uranus will adjust to Terra's form, or "Terraform". so why would anyone want to live on the cold, dark surface of Uranus?...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Aerogel
Replies: 28
Views: 5935

Re: Aerogel

So apparently someone has had this idea before. I'm not really seeing much on actual aerogel on the site. I think they produce a coating for resealing old balloons that is maybe kinda-sorta an aerogel? @Arminius: For your purposes I'd say the permeability of the aerogel doesn't matter once one knows...

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