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by Dogbert
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 46792

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

Today is my birthday, and I did not know about the 'F' key until I read this comic. The obvious connection has convinced me to go buy an "F" pendant -- it might not work for the rest of you guys, but it's my birthday, bitches! P.S. I spent so many hours playing those games that I can actua...
by Dogbert
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 26484

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

My most common mistake is simply out words.

Fingers < brain :-(
by Dogbert
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 36676

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

I had to read this comic twice before I got the meaning. For a moment, the only thing I could think of was the Codex Seraphinianus ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Seraphinianus ). I would give my left nut for one of the original Codices.
by Dogbert
Sun May 03, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0576: "Packages"
Replies: 127
Views: 43007

Re: "Packages" Duscussion

squig wrote:
knight2417 wrote:Last night I had a dream that you could set this up using some random option in Safari.

A firefox plugin would be the bomb.


Holy cow. Instead of "Stumble", you press "Bag O' Crap" and three days later you have a random package waiting at your front door. WIN
by Dogbert
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3924
Views: 378739

Re: Rate the avatar above you

9/10 for an impersonated Magritte.
by Dogbert
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93999
Views: 7330599

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

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by Dogbert
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2367631

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Yeah, but sometimes they'll revive a song.
by Dogbert
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93999
Views: 7330599

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

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by Dogbert
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 157609

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

Gazared wrote:I'll make your brain hurt by making you do the maths to prove how to go about doing that.


Do that, and I'll stop being your friend.
by Dogbert
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2367631

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Gazared wrote:
thecamoninja wrote:
Asmodieus wrote:
HarleyQuinn wrote:Why the copulation are my processed horse bones all over your petroleum-based anti-ceiling surfacing?
lol, what the intercourse?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1ccguXiws
by Dogbert
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 157609

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

I will not do anything in response for a certain amount of time, driving you insane with the agony of when I will get my revenge. If you do that to my friend, I'll write "scikidus is a dork" on a whiteboard in some classroom in the northwest, and put DNE next to it. You'll never live it d...
by Dogbert
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2367631

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Asmodieus wrote:What?


I feel this thread is degenerating into stupidity.


The OP states that the goal is to maximize the post:view ratio. We are succeeding. You, with your highfalutin' "Points" and "Logic" and "Reason", are a puppy-killer.

Cogitas, ergo non sequitur.
by Dogbert
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2367631

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I am not quite sure
what that thing is, in my post,
but it's behind you.
by Dogbert
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2367631

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Asmodieus wrote:It seems your tweets are riddled with my name, and most of the time it doesnt even make any sense...


Image

he's right behind you....
by Dogbert
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93999
Views: 7330599

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

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by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hume's Explanation of Causality [Philosophy]
Replies: 20
Views: 3187

Re: Hume's Explanation of Causality [Philosophy]

I agree with everything in your post, but the pedant in me wants to say that science as a practice isn't really about teaching, but about furthering knowledge. Perhaps I ought to mend my position, then, because it seems to me that your wording indicates that writing itself is a science (gasp!). I'm...
by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6207

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

You are missing the part where M.D.s contribute to society. It doesn't matter how much work athletes put in, their efforts are largely useless to everyone else, and should be rewarded correspondingly. Just to throw a wrench in this discussion, how do we determine utility? Seems to me that a lot of ...
by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 34838

Re: Utility of Religion

I'm with another reply, posted further up in this thread: "Religion", taken as one ginormous god-sized bite, is a topic too broad to be properly debated. As a result, we end up with a ton of off-topic posts that are more or less long enough to serve as their own "bibles". "R...
by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6207

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

I'm seeing... a fairly two-sided debate emerging here, with pragmatic economists (demand sets pay) on one side and what I'll call the idealists (because it isn't in effect at the moment) on the other arguing that there should be a hard payroll cap. That's a disturbingly ...
by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6207

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

I'm seeing a fairly two-sided debate emerging here, with pragmatic economists (demand sets pay) on one side and what I'll call the idealists (because it isn't in effect at the moment) on the other arguing that there should be a hard payroll cap. That's a disturbingly small number of explanations for...
by Dogbert
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hume's Explanation of Causality [Philosophy]
Replies: 20
Views: 3187

Re: Hume's Explanation of Causality [Philosophy]

I find his argument very clever, but also a little troubling sometimes: even though we must make causal connections to function, we'll never know that they are true, or even the most probable explanations. They are simply the explanations we have a tendency to make as humans. Quite frankly, that's ...
by Dogbert
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College
Replies: 17
Views: 1995

Re: College

According to Neil Gaiman, this even works for serial killers. I'm an eye person, myself. *ahem* College was the best thing that ever happened to me. High school couldn't and didn't challenge me, so to meet teachers that did exactly that was like a breath of fresh air. The people thing will work its...
by Dogbert
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination - Is there a cure?
Replies: 28
Views: 4186

Re: Procrastination - Is there a cure?

I've found a situational cure that works for me (with most subjects, anyway). Since we're talking school -- I bought a netbook, an Asus EEE 901, and it's saved my life. Perhaps not literally, but whatever. Now I can do work in the places I normally go to relax at; I can write papers in Waffle House ...
by Dogbert
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Allusions one should know because of school
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: Allusions one should know because of school

So what we're actually discussing / debating is how a liberal arts student can be "measured" intellectually. Fine, whatever. But some minds don't function in this way; in the past, they'd have gone through vocational education, but that's not currently en vogue and so they earn their BA be...
by Dogbert
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Allusions one should know because of school
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: Allusions one should know because of school

Rinsaikeru wrote:No it's also funny in my mind--would you believe I thought that too but was too lazy to edit mine to say as much? Does that mean we beat OP because we both read the allusion to which their allusion was likely referring?


Yes. We win at everything except the Game. And staying on topic.
by Dogbert
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Allusions one should know because of school
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: Allusions one should know because of school

Dogbert! The Victory allusion you got was the same one I got originally before the explication--probably because I read more history texts than I do Orwellian dystopias... What's funny is that Orwell was in all likelihood alluding to what we both thought of first -- so the allusion is an allusion t...
by Dogbert
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Allusions one should know because of school
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: Allusions one should know because of school

When I read the original post, I assumed Victory [noun] referred to American nomenclature in WWII. I didn't pick it up as a reference to 1984, but at the same time, I don't know that my conversational experience would have suffered for my lack of recognition. I would still have laughed, you would st...
by Dogbert
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 166544

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

I don't think we ever reached a consensus on the opposite of dense? But perhaps this is because it has both austere and common meanings (the scientific density, referring to mass, and the proverbial thick skull, just as examples.) If I'm trying to say that someone is the opposite of dense, I'll usua...

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