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by cynicalbastard
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 49420

Re: 1143:"Location"

/Off topic: has anyone asked about getting the link to the forums put back on the main page? It seems so much quieter around here to me since the link got replaced by the "What If" button. No and i like it this way, the quality has gone up again. Didn't read the forums for a year or two a...
by cynicalbastard
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1046: "Skynet"
Replies: 86
Views: 27870

Re: 1046: Skynet

Worst disguise for a Terminator ever. A Skynet T-shirt? That's got to be a giveaway. I'm just waiting for a Terminator / Dr. Who crossover, as they both seem to work on the timey-wimey ball method of time travel. If it's a dead give away, then a Terminator would surely never wear it, but if you ass...
by cynicalbastard
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 106573

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

muntoo wrote: And since computers are easier to create than humans...

I would beg to differ, also - I enjoy the process of creating humans a lot more.
Both are difficult to accomplish alone though... ( try soldering together a cpu)

edit: Ah - dp2 already noticed...
by cynicalbastard
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 40243

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Anyone see the pilot episode of "The lone Gunmen"?

Shot summer of 2001 it deals with
Spoiler:
a govermnent/military-industrial-complex/CIA/whatever plot to radio-control a 747 to crash into the WTC... - It was not aired...


It's worth watching for the fantastic timing.
by cynicalbastard
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do Catholic priests have a worse abuse problem than most?
Replies: 87
Views: 13932

Re: Do Catholic priests have a worse abuse problem than most

CorruptUser wrote:That reminds me, the people that were involved in the cover-up and relocation, were they ever held liable?


In a way - one of them was made pope... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Bened ... .80.932005 )
by cynicalbastard
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if there were incontrovertible proof of God?
Replies: 246
Views: 26897

Re: What if there were incontravertible proof of God?

If God was disproven, I wouldn't be surprised if a good chunk of the world population just started dying off. Suicide, depression, just snuffing out from despair, et cetera. I would be horribly depressed if there was a god. I'm an atheist in the sense that I have a very strong preference for the no...
by cynicalbastard
Wed May 18, 2011 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 38594

Re: 0900: "Religions"

Brooks Hatlen wrote: some Islamic Judeo-Christian faith

"Over the Edge" - one of my favorite role playing games had "Mid-eastern Compromise" as a major religion.
by cynicalbastard
Fri May 13, 2011 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 20080

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

I would certainly prefer the depicted chain of command
by cynicalbastard
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 49920

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

I'd like ro second Homeopathy is FAR from harmless. Not only just it take money away from people that can rarely afford, practitioners often convince patients to ignore modern medicine and exclusively use "water" to cure all their problems, with obvious consequences. with the addition that...
by cynicalbastard
Mon May 17, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25606

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

I'd say the joke is on the blogospere ( horrible word...), saying that almost no blogs have actual content but rather just blag, drivel etc. Reminds me of a dr Who epiode where he comments of cpt Jack and Rose being involved in some innane chatter - "We're at the end of the workd and you stand ...
by cynicalbastard
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16708

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

RockoTDF wrote:You shouldn't run up to a location that has just had a missile hit it.

I refuse to deny my humanitarian reflexes on the grounds of thugs having big sticks.
Although i would prefer having a stick of my own when standing up to the hooligans, as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Thompson,_Jr. had.
by cynicalbastard
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16708

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

You blow the whistle within the military. You blow the whistle at an appropriate government agency. You alert a congressman or senator who can do something. You don't leak it to the public like this, especially to a place that is going to chop it up and call it "murder" when it clearly wa...
by cynicalbastard
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22332

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

The point of the article: There are some ID-ers who don't see the difference between the two statements: A Frenchman and an American can reproduce. The Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower cannot. So the point is that the Frenchman and the American can reproduce as they are both human (or both ma...
by cynicalbastard
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485336

Re: Favorite math jokes

This one occurred to me the other day: An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician all face a problematic, real-world situation. The engineer's solution is to use brute force, the physicist works out a precise and elegant answer, and the mathematician's approach is impractical and abstract. Or thi...
by cynicalbastard
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 53665

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

I fully expect to be stripped naked, x-rayed, handcuffed and issued a hospital gown next time i fly.
What was that again about existential liberty vs temporal safety?
by cynicalbastard
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 31779

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

And if you have some Trojans around?
by cynicalbastard
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67379

Re: "Battle Room" discussion

Nulono wrote:I've only read (well, read the first 2/3rds) of SftD.

What's the joke? Wouldn't the enemy's gate being down be a good thing?


He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.
by cynicalbastard
Wed May 27, 2009 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 35782

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

but... What is the average airspeed of a great white shark?

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