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by Akula
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 17494

Re: 1100:" Vows"

"Alright guys, school yard bullshit on 3, BREAK!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7oF4ZDigjM
by Akula
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 94830

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

Even in flight school they still try to pass this off...
by Akula
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weights!
Replies: 49
Views: 7316

Re: Weights!

Update: squat 75, deadlift 135, bench press 55, press 50. And I'm 30 pounds shy of a chin-up; it used to be 50 or 60. Thanks for the site, ThatsGobbles. Awesome. Sounds like you like doing it too eh? If so, keep doing it even when you get back to running more in the summer. Weight training is aweso...
by Akula
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Proportionality in warfare
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Proportionality in warfare

The intuitive one gets really weird once you try to apply it to a large country vs. small country scenario. Suppose I'm Spain and I attack Andorra with missiles, or foxes set on fire, whatever, and kill 20 civilians. Is Andorra now justified in a retribution attack which kills 20, or a retribution ...
by Akula
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 24565

Re: Carrying Guns

Any idiot can come up with a whole list of situations where guns won't be much help. What they miss is that there's a whole list of situations where guns do provide a safe, legal option for self defense. Thank you. How many of you have had your door broken in by an angry drunken redneck wielding a ...
by Akula
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 43788

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Bill Gates Calls It Opprotunity!

Currently, I hate my job. The products we sell are all cheap pieces of shit that are guaranteed to break inside 12 months, but are also exorbitantly over priced. The company is, I suspect, run by a bunch shit chucking apes who can't figure out why none of their retarded ideas aren't turning our stoc...
by Akula
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Popular Election of the American President
Replies: 63
Views: 4832

Re: Popular Election of the American President

Along a similar vein, I believe repealing the 17th amendment would do wonders. For those who aren't up on the Constitution, that changed Senators from appointment by state legislature to direct popular election. This was a bad idea, because it effectively removed state governments from any role in t...
by Akula
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?
Replies: 69
Views: 5619

Re: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?

I don't accept that there were absolutely zero good intentions of this war. Exactly. And I don't direct this necessarily at the people running the country. But I think this is a wide spread belief among the people actually serving there. Not universal by any means... it might not even be a majority...
by Akula
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Post yo' fehs

I'm a little behind on the times, but at some point people were posting w/ axes. My axe is rather boring, just your standard generic acoustic guitar. This, on the other hand, is much more interesting: harptastic.jpg Apologies for the over-exposure. Oh, and that's not how I actually sit to play it, ...
by Akula
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Universal Healthcare in the US
Replies: 284
Views: 27172

Re: Universal Healthcare in the US

I like the part where they predict that 97% of US income will be devoted to healthcare by 2100. *facepalm* Stupid, indeed - but for the fact that, as it says '"If it continues like this" Unfortunately the most illustrative trend isn't shown - it's a graph printed in the paper which shows ...
by Akula
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 80519

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

The world is amazing! And speaking of Discovery, I still need to watch the When We Left Earth series. Oh my god yes you do. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'm a total spaceflight nerd, and even I learned a couple things I didn't know. Also, it's basically many many hours of absolutely awesome footage, and spe...
by Akula
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Universal Healthcare in the US
Replies: 284
Views: 27172

Re: Universal Healthcare in the US

My biggest problem with nationalizing health care in the US is that the proponents of such a move do not comprehend the costs involved. Yes, many countries with a socialist system pay less per capita. This does not mean that these per capita costs will translate to a similar system in the US. Anyone...
by Akula
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Back to post yo' face

arcticfox.sq wrote:So... I was in China the past couple weeks and saw a whole bunch of professional photoshoot places that makes you an album for pretty cheap. I thought I'd try it out and here are some of the results:
LOTS OF PURDY PITCHURS...


Oh... oh dear.
by Akula
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 71329

Re: Asexuality

You're not missing much... as you said, you'd be completely uncomfortable doing it. And so, just about any sexual experience would be negative for you. The only positive possibility comes from doing it with someone who you could be comfortable with. It's really not all that different from most peopl...
by Akula
Mon May 26, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Back to post yo' face

tin wrote:I gots new stuff, and I think it's peeeerty. A new skirt and cardigan to be precise.

pics

SHAMELESS POSER, AWAAAAY!


I may be like 10 days late, but, damn. :D
by Akula
Wed May 14, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 43788

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: Clean Up On Aisle 3

If you had helped me to find an item and then explained everything I needed to know about it but I decided I didn't want it, what would be a good way to say no? (If I had seen the item a good deal cheaper somewhere else for example, or had seen a better model). I'm actually looking at tents at the ...
by Akula
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously.
Replies: 197
Views: 26824

Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously.

Duke Nukem Forever was announced. A list of the things that have happened since: http://duke.a-13.net/ A couple of my favorites: All of the Matrix, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars prequel films. The entire Harry Potter book series, plus several films (might just get through the whole film series to...
by Akula
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cool music videos
Replies: 114
Views: 15593

Re: Cool music videos

Epiphany by Staind
Even if the song weren't amazing... the video would still rock. Anything with Billy Zane automatically rules.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bobskjQwWI
by Akula
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...
Replies: 79
Views: 6539

Re: To become a leaner, sleeker, faster.......guy in a hat...

I really hate elliptical machines. It feels completely unnatural and uncomfortable to me. My left knee gets sore on the treadmill. Bikes make my ass sore and also feel unnatural and uncomfortable. I've taken to swimming instead. Decent cardio... I also do several laps holding my breath. Besides jump...
by Akula
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cool music videos
Replies: 114
Views: 15593

Re: Cool music videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNAp1C8LIw One of the saddest songs ever... Most sad things are about bad things happening to the songwriter or to someone they knew. I think it might be sadder when a song is about the regret of doing something horrible to someone else. There a few songs like this, b...
by Akula
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9443

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

Actually, I went back anbd reread Ender's Game, and there are several things that I wanted to mention. For one thing, it's in a book from 1985, so everything is m,ost likely 2-dimensional, with pixels rather than polygons (I made a note to see page 282 of the paperback 188th edition (Tor, I think),...
by Akula
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Back to post yo' face

jmrz wrote:So apparently threadless thinks I am awesome!


Why aren't they paying you yet? I bet your regular picture posting here has been more effective advertising then their actual adds.
by Akula
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Patenting Physics
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Patenting Physics

TheStranger wrote:I really didn't want to do this... but I cannot take it anymore...

Please, would someone PLEASE correct the spelling of this threads title!!


Holy crap, I didn't even notice...

fix'd
by Akula
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US aircraft dropping like flies
Replies: 41
Views: 4667

Re: US aircraft dropping like flies

B-52s are about the only one you can point to and they're not exactly a complex plane. Most of em have more money in avionics added after their in service date than they cost new I'd wager. If only that were the case. A lot of the USAF's cargo is carried in dirt-old planes . I do believe we still h...
by Akula
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Patenting Physics
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Petenting Physics

The thing that really strikes me is... if you can patent physics like this, why not other things dealing with physics?

You could ostensibly patent the curveball, and sue every major league pitcher into giving you a cut of their salary.
by Akula
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Patenting Physics
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Patenting Physics

Wonder if anyone has heard this recent story of Boeing claiming a patent on using a lunar fly-by as a method of inserting a satellite into it's proper orbit. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080411/092438824.shtml Basically, what happened is that SES had a problem with a satellite launch, such tha...
by Akula
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
Replies: 1
Views: 2463

Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm

So I'm sure many of you read the Penny Arcade from a month back or so, concerning the creation of a game based Alaskan crab fishing, and the popular Discovery Channel show. It's funny... on it's face the prospect of both the show and a game sound completely absurd. Crab Fishing? WTF? Of course, anyo...
by Akula
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9443

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

I doubt such a thing could really be created... Remember, for those who have read the entire series, that the program was basically the foundation for the creation of Jane, who borders on godly omnipotence. As for the actual Battle Room game currently in development, could be cool, could be a total ...
by Akula
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Bogus Gaming moments.
Replies: 179
Views: 20639

Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Not a moment per say, but it involves video games, and upsets the fuck out of me. I am a die hard New England Patriots fan. This past season I played a "preview" of each game as the Patriots against their next opponent, on All-Madden (highest difficulty), each week, on Madden on my 360. EV...
by Akula
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Local multiplayer X360 games
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Local multiplayer X360 games

I only gamefly'd it for single player, but Ace Combat 6 would be immensely fun I think. I'm just not sure if there even is multiplayer.

Splinter Cell co-op is also pretty fun.

I'm always a fan of sports games too... Madden especially.
by Akula
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8002

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

No Fat Chicks. Oh, wait, right, Serious Business. No. My philosophy is basically "adaptivsm" for lack of a better word. Maybe there is a proper title out there for it... I don't particularly care. I also don't care for these arguments between Socialism/Capitalism, Left/Right, Collectivism/...
by Akula
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Illegal Immigration.
Replies: 498
Views: 38709

Re: Illegal Immigration.

Perhaps I'm late to the party, but here's my take. What's the big fuckin' deal??? It seems to me that the only solid argument on why illegal aliens are such a scourge is the amount of government aid spent on them. Beyond that, it's all just patently absurd (dey turk ur jerbs!) or thinly veiled racis...
by Akula
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atomic Bomb
Replies: 80
Views: 7403

Re: Atomic Bomb

Indeed, nothing short of unconditional surrender would of been acceptable. Japan would of kept what was left of it's military, and kept much of it's conquered territory in Asia. This, of course, is assuming the Russians didn't decide to just invade Japan themselves. And an invasion by either the US,...
by Akula
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A modern day revolution.
Replies: 53
Views: 5092

Re: A modern day revolution.

Has there been any successful revolution where the power in place had armored tanks in control ? I think we really need to take a sword vs. shield approach here. Before the XVIIIth century, armored knights could fight a crowd without fear of spears, swords, arrows. One noble was enough to tackle a ...
by Akula
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: I was in Germany recently...

argyl3 wrote:
davef wrote:Big beer glass is B-I-G...


But was your's bigger than your head?

Image


WANT.

The beer I mean.
by Akula
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A new voice
Replies: 58
Views: 4479

Re: A new voice

Meaux_Pas wrote:Fiona Apple


This makes me happy.
by Akula
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 7946

Re: Best place in America to live?

San Diego, California.

/thread
by Akula
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A new voice
Replies: 58
Views: 4479

Re: A new voice

Eric Cartman
Christopher Lee
Gene Hackman

George W. Bush, for teh lulz.
by Akula
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Back to post yo' face

ya.
Also, America's Hat.
by Akula
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2646504

Re: Back to post yo' face

sophyturtle reminds me of something...

The Boston area is Australia-lite.

Old timers know...

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