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by neurosci_queen
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 222055

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Dude. Randall's been reading Reddit too much. Sure, we've all heard of the Internet Nice Guy, but in my experience if you're going to develop a crush on a friend they generally start out as a genuine friend rather than a repressed crush. Relationships are like stem cells. You have to direct them to...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 222055

Re: "Friends" Discussion

He might be a jerk, but he does have hair... I had a friend once who told me that she fantasised about all of her friends. She was a little taken aback, I think, when my only reaction was "Oh? How was I?" She declined to answer, though, damnit. Best response EVAR. I do tend to get crushes...
by neurosci_queen
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

Not funny. Homosexuality FTL. Also promiscuity in general FTL even more. Obvious trolling is obvious. What's wrong with either? OH DEAR GOD DON'T FEED THE TROLLS OH NOOOOOO TOO LAAAAAAAAAAAAATE ARRRRGHHHHHHHHH Because anyone who believes homosexuality is wrong is automatically a troll? WTF? Disagre...
by neurosci_queen
Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32279

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

Find me jobs where writing isn't useful. Jobs that pay . Just because one major directly segues into a career does not mean the other is useless; only that the latter is more broadly applicable. Besides, if you're in dire straits, you can always sell an xbox. Maybe a roomba. (Edited for clarity) Bu...
by neurosci_queen
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32279

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

A literature joke! Us English majors are very pleased... Hm, well, now you can say your degree was actually useful (hides) Yeah, you'd BETTER hide! English is not a useful major. Unless you want to starve as a profession. Philosophy non-pre-law works for that profession too. :-) English trains you ...
by neurosci_queen
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

This one definitely brought a smile to my face. Though one has to wonder exactly what the guy's problem with it is. It's only good if she's that experienced, isn' it? Not really. Men (not that I"m one of them, but I have noticed that they) tend to want innocence and stuff in girls. Men like in...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

william wrote:
nescalona wrote:Not funny. Homosexuality FTL. Also promiscuity in general FTL even more.

Homosexuality is faster than light?


Homosexuality isn't, but some of the guys are, if you know what I mean. ;-)
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

Not really. Men (not that I"m one of them, but I have noticed that they) tend to want innocence and stuff in girls. Men like in XKCD don't want whoreish girls, and besides, woudln't it be kind of weird to think of all the girls AND guys in your school, and in your year, have slept/experimented...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

nescalona wrote:Not funny. Homosexuality FTL. Also promiscuity in general FTL even more.


What's wrong with either?
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23812

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

This one definitely brought a smile to my face. Though one has to wonder exactly what the guy's problem with it is. It's only good if she's that experienced, isn' it? Not really. Men (not that I"m one of them, but I have noticed that they) tend to want innocence and stuff in girls. Men like in...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32279

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

Fougare wrote:
A literature joke!

Us English majors are very pleased...


Hm, well, now you can say your degree was actually useful (hides)


Yeah, you'd BETTER hide! English is not a useful major. Unless you want to starve as a profession.

Philosophy non-pre-law works for that profession too. :-)
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32279

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

"Classholette" is a mouthful; I suggest we go with the system whereby a ' (prime) symbol is used to designate someone's significant other. Thus, she is BHG' (pronounced "bee-aich-gee-prime"). (The ' symbol can be used for any significant others, of any gender; the one whose name...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32279

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

"gift of the Magi" ? please explain... Really sorry if someone already replied to you (haven't gotten to all of them yet, but the Gift of the Magi is a story by O. Henry, about a a very poor couple. The woman has very long beautiful hair and the man has a wonderful watch, and it is the on...
by neurosci_queen
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 115837

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Shpadoinkle wrote:
3.14159265... wrote:Do you think this is a very bad comic, specially it's reflection on Randal?

If so, send me a message because I really do.

What the hell are you talking about?


Yeah, seriously. This is a wonderful comic! Why would this be bad?
by neurosci_queen
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 115837

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Synthuir wrote:
neurosci_queen wrote:How would Rule 34 even APPLY to Wolfram's rule?? I mean, waht kind of porn could you make of that??!?!


I'm seriously asking here, guys.


Recurring patterns start to make a NSF(W/H/L) picture....? :)


O_O NSFL INDEED.
by neurosci_queen
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 115837

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

AtG wrote:Porn with diagonal lines crossing from upper right to lower left. Quite a narrow fetishism.


You are both a wonderful and a horrible person at the same time. I'm jus' sayin'.
by neurosci_queen
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 115837

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

How would Rule 34 even APPLY to Wolfram's rule?? I mean, waht kind of porn could you make of that??!?!


I'm seriously asking here, guys.
by neurosci_queen
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Case in point: I just had my right to get married revoked... RanCorp Assuming I'm reading that right: Only in some parts of the world, and congratulations. You're happy about that? Or would you like to sponsor me for Norwegian residence and citizenship? I know a lot about Linux... RanCorp that was ...
by neurosci_queen
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Hmm. I see what you're saying.

Also, I think we've gotten a BIT off-topic. Anyone have a comment that's more in line with the original thread?
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

To make an analogy, consider race. Biologists will tell you that it cannot be given a biological defition. There is no coherent relationship between anything in the genome or physiology that correlates with race (beyond a few readily discernable external phenotypic attributes). But only a fool g em...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Maybe saraid meant that rights are recognized by the government, but we inherently have them? At least, in that they are not "given" or "granted" to us by our government, the government merely recognizes the rights that we already have. I apologize if I am completely going out o...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

I have no quibble with that, except that if you're going to use a word that has a pre-existing meaning in a given domain (the law), then you'd best use that word as the practitioners of the domain do and use some other term for what you mean. RanCorp But we were using it. We were discussing whether...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

This isn't hard, people. Rights are not granted. They are recognized. Consider gay marriage. Given the power balance, would you truly say that "we recognize their right to marry" is a more correct summary than "we granted them the right to marry"? How about "We recognize th...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion—What is "Inalienable"

Hi, It seems people have the concept of inalienability backward. An inalienable right is one you cannot give away or give up or waive. ... Doesn't this make your stated rights fairly toothless against normal lawmakers? Why yes, yes it does! And they are. That's just recognizing the world of today (...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

... But I imagine that might be getting into overly semantical differences. I tend to view "inalienable" rights as "desirable" rights that we should really be prepared to stand up for and guard, because we really want to have them. In which case, the specific title of them isn't...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 475595

Re: Favorite home experiments

I don't know if this is exactly an experiment, but it's something quite fascinating. Serotonin levels are linked with ACH levels, so if you're ever stressed, worried, or depressed, doing high levels of aerobics can make you feel better. Just take a moment to write down all your negative feelings, th...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion—What is "Inalienable"

Hi, It seems people have the concept of inalienability backward. An inalienable right is one you cannot give away or give up or waive. It does not mean that it cannot be stripped or suspended or limited by the state. If that were the case, capitol punishment would not be a matter for debate, since ...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

But I imagine that might be getting into overly semantical differences. I tend to view "inalienable" rights as "desirable" rights that we should really be prepared to stand up for and guard, because we really want to have them. In which case, the specific title of them isn't all...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

The only single right I would consider possibly truly inalienable is free thought. conditioning/'brainwashing' anyone? Wow Darkscull, that's an extremely good point!! Although when you think about it, conditioning and brainwashing can only go so far. You can break out of any conditioning/brainwashi...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion—What is "Inalienable"

Hi, It seems people have the concept of inalienability backward. An inalienable right is one you cannot give away or give up or waive. It does not mean that it cannot be stripped or suspended or limited by the state. If that were the case, capitol punishment would not be a matter for debate, since ...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

It's a remarkably slippery concept, though. Gagging someone doesn't remove their right to free speech, merely their ability to exercise it. In a way, the only way to make the right disappear would be to change the relevant parts of the constitution. Of course, that's not impossible - so your point ...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Natural rights do not exist unless we have some way of determining what they are. As far as I can tell, we have no way of determining what they are. But we do have a way of determining what they are. They are whatever we say they are, because as soon as we think up certain rights as "natural&q...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35343

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Who gives your creator the right to give those rights? The creator's creator? But, I have to address this point. I think there's a problem with this logic - the popular "who made God?" argument doesn't apply to rights nearly as well as it does to creation. If there is a creator (and I gra...
by neurosci_queen
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82303

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

My friends and I use this one all the time, though as the mind is not really a CPU (though it has something similar) there are no mind "viruses", and therefore no antimindviruses. XD

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