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by Eikinkloster
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97670

Re: 0610: "Sheeple"

The previous post was brought to you by Irony TM . Yep. Something like "Everybody thinks they are above average. Only the best dare believe they are the best". Or https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7WdjMLyH6ow/TfNnRuKpzqI/AAAAAAAAAFI/x8CQ41JhqdI/s512/2452963175_2ab485efe5.jpg It's more of...
by Eikinkloster
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97670

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

There is something to what addams said, though he may not be precise. People with competence in an area are better able to judge their own flaws and so tend to be highly critical of their own competence, while people with low competence in an area have no idea what competence is and naively assume ...
by Eikinkloster
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97670

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

addams wrote:There is the matching truth; Exceptional people tend to think that they are common.


No they don't.
They just say it so that common man can relate to them.
They know damn well they aren't common.
by Eikinkloster
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

That is funny. New Man found by New Man in New Man Valley. Dinner will be served by the same old woman, again. Autism? How did we jump to autism? I have met a few autistic people. One, I liked a great deal. It may be true that he can never like me the same way I like him. Maybe. How can we ever, re...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

All the water in all the seas was produced by fire. Where did the fire come from? Inside the Planet? Deep inside the Planet? How long will the fire burn? Lightning, mostly, I guess. If you have free hydrogen in an oxygen rich environment all you need is to go past it's activation energy. The tinies...
by Eikinkloster
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

At least I am making an attempt at human thought. Communication between human minds is difficult at best. I am restricted to English. I don't read and write in any other language. I can read a little Math. Not much. I commend you for trying, Addams. It reads almost like poetry. It hasn't been worki...
by Eikinkloster
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

Captain Kirk had a lot of pauses in his speech. Gaps. Between. More. Words. Than is typical. Which made. His. Speech sound. Odd. That's what they're implying you're doing. It has nothing to do with his philosophical views. And I... took a while... to get... the reference... Once I... got it... I......
by Eikinkloster
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

The point, quite simply, is that there is sufficient gene flow to prevent true speciation. The point, quite simply, is that you don't have a clue of what you are talking about. Evolutionary biologists assume that species formation requires a drastic reduction in gene exchange between populations, b...
by Eikinkloster
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Yes, actually it is. Can you show me another species which doesn't migrate and can't fly that has any measurable gene flow at all between opposite sides of the planet? This is like saying Mig-25 pilots approach the Moon whenever they exit Earth's atmosphere because no other animal gets as close to ...
by Eikinkloster
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

Secondly, if there were currently selective pressure being applied on human intelligence, then it would show up in the data; the IQ distribution would be asymmetric. If there were evolutionary pressure to reduce IQ, more people would be to the left of the peak on the curve than to the right. If the...
by Eikinkloster
Tue May 31, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

the movie idiocracy is so true in our country, hmmmm maybe its happening all over the world Maybe. Just, maybe, most humans are about the same as they were one hundred or one thousand years ago. Yet; There are a few differences. The point of Idiocracy not that we have less geniuses than we had befo...
by Eikinkloster
Thu May 12, 2011 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

Daggoth wrote:Eikn with all due respect it just strikes me that you are a mind working really hard to justify society's rejection of you.


Yep. I sort of got that some... two years ago. Thank you.
by Eikinkloster
Sun May 08, 2011 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

If thinking that I'm superior to a bunch of fat, lazy, sex obsessed slobs with an IQ at least 50 points lower than mine makes me an asshole, then guilty as charged. I know everyone hates anyone who mentions Ayn Rand but that usually just proves that most people are exactly as she portrayed them. I ...
by Eikinkloster
Sun May 08, 2011 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 18607

Re: 0894: Progeny

To say that - we're mapping the function of everything in it that connects to anything that connects to anything that [...] connects to the brain. - all you've done is build a solar cell compositionally capable of cutting your energy bill. You haven't guaranteed that it will ever actually be in a p...
by Eikinkloster
Sun May 08, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 18607

Re: 0894: Progeny

So I know I am going to be "that guy", but the reason a computer will never match up to us is because we aren't simply computing power. I love science and mathematics, but that's not all of it. Kind of like when you read Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance and he deals with the prob...
by Eikinkloster
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Twigshusband wrote:
Waylah wrote:and, more to the point, who wants to have sex with someone who thinks like that?


my wife and my ex wives and my ex girlfriends.


:-) Yes, thinking in retrospect, it seems we had been arguing with a bunch of virgins who really believe assholes can't get laid.
by Eikinkloster
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125611

Re: 0603: "Idiocracy"

And to think this all happened nearly two years ago. Since then I tried another discussion on my Solution to Idiocracy, on the SMBC forum . I taken about as much flak there too, with the extra complication that the guy who hated the most was also the moderator of the forum. On the other hand, I've e...
by Eikinkloster
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30119

Re: 0813: "One-Liners"

The order is all messed up. Randall is probably going through a streak of insomnia. 1)you're going down the memory hole now, asshole is a LOT more likely than 2)"hey - you forgot to carry the two" 3)"Looks like the fed just lowered the interest rate" is simply random and the leas...
by Eikinkloster
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Individual SMBC Comic Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 7099

Re: Individual SMBC Comic Threads

Jesse wrote:You were on the SMBC forums? A recenter, or one of the amazing originals?


Very recenter. I clicked the link "discuss this comic in the forum" and got abuse from all sides before I knew exactly where I was :-)
by Eikinkloster
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 85934

Re: 28-hour day discussion

Side note: I'm on a possibly dangerous schedule due to classes and work. In the 40th hour of a 48 hour session, followed by 8 hours of sleep, followed by 24 hours awake, followed by 7 hours asleep, followed by 40 hours awake, followed by 3 hours of sleep, followed by 30 hours awake, and a final 8 h...
by Eikinkloster
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Individual SMBC Comic Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 7099

Individual SMBC Comic Threads

I thought of posting some of my favorite SMBC comics, XKCD style. SMBC does have a forum, but we got into a stalemate on who is retarded. In that spirit, here is my first: "SMBC Comic #2006" Discussion: Yo Mama http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20100920.gif "Yo mama is so fat if she m...
by Eikinkloster
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook banned in Pakistan
Replies: 43
Views: 7592

Re: Facebook banned in Pakistan

Seriously, why is religion something you feel you can mock? Because you can mock whatever the damn hell you want, so long as you aren't making up lies, giving death threats, or some other such violation. I think the main motivation of the mockery is to counter the insults the religions hurl against...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 17872

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

(...) My bit of wisdom: Guys, make sure you woman gets more flowers while she is alive than what shows up at her funeral. I didn't. It is my one regret. And here I was getting all teary because of this, when I read the next comment and it is: I lost a roommate in 2003. My last words to her were: &q...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185241

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

krogoth wrote: (...) for in the day that you eat of it you shall Smegarbe garbal.".


Good Lord. Somehow "smegarbe garbal" scared the sheat out of me. Seriously ROTFL.
by Eikinkloster
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185241

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

If the story is a metaphor, then what is relevant is what it is a metaphor for. What unconscious thoughts inspired those old grumpy Jews writing and revising that story. I believe it is a metaphor for the transition from the unfocused, pre-linguistic mind of simpler animals to the tragically self aw...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27492

Re: "Book Burning" discussion (#750)

There's a racist idiot over here in America that's trying to do a public book burning of the Quran on 9/11. I want to say that I want something similar to happen to him, but that would make me worse, I guess. Yes, it would make you a guy issuing death threats, I guess. Strongly opposing the message...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27492

Re: "Book Burning" discussion (#750)

RebeccaRGB wrote:We should all go out and buy a copy of the Quran, then read it. :)


No we shouldn't. We should check it on Skeptics Annotated Quran and take our own conclusions.
by Eikinkloster
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185241

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I wish I still had the energy to actually engage these discussions. I used to have a lot of fun here. Still, I'll give my opinion: The key is whether feeling superior is a problem or not. I don't think it is. Feeling superior is just an assessment. Like any assessment, it can be precise or imprecise...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 64090

Re: better idea - action movie dvd mix tape

Also, you have to put in the battle from Matrix: Revolutions, when they're in the dock at Zion and fighting off the Sentinels. That's so fucking awesome. Edit: Fucking tags. Rule number one about The Matrix is that there is only one movie, the 1999 one. The other two are just a hoax. Like Highlande...
by Eikinkloster
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50614

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

These past two three comics have been cynical. I really dislike jabs at people, cultures or systems of belief - no matter how justified - especially when they're cheap. They provoke rather than stimulate discussion. AAAAAaaand it's time for the most exciting contest of the Internet, Predict the Nex...
by Eikinkloster
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50614

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

Evidence suggests that may not be true - at least one study has indicated that showing scientific evidence counter to ones own beliefs actually strengthens ones pre-existing beliefs. Just to play devils advocate you probably don't have any well controlled experiment to show that repeated applicatio...
by Eikinkloster
Mon May 31, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 36369

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

The Nerd Venn Diagram states that a nerd is a dork geek.
I think this is consistent with the usage I've usually seen.

In Brazil the term geek is unknown outside of the computer scene. Nerd is essencially an insult and means socially awkward/too intellectual/ugly.
by Eikinkloster
Thu May 27, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48733

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

Lots of people are X and don't take exception to jokes about X. Lots of people are X and take offense to jokes about X. I don't think it follows from that that it's OK to make jokes about X if you can find X people who are OK with the jokes. You nailed it. My criteria is usually to substitute X wit...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15650

Re: "iPad" discussion

Makes me wonder...are we so different? Could we be controlled on such a base level that our "free will" wouldn't be able to override it? I'd like to think that I'm free... :cry: Of course we can be controlled in such a base level. We can be subjected to a gamut of horrors that is beyond i...
by Eikinkloster
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 35089

Re: "Literally" Discussion

I fail to understand why literal is the antonym of figurative. "Literal" is literally defined as antonym of figurative. "literal" <-> ~"figurative". I have seen at least one creative usage of the figurative literal before. An angry British Telecom customer yelling at a...
by Eikinkloster
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 35089

Re: "Literally" Discussion

Since nobody else has said it: I suppose it bugs me more because I know too many people in their 20's and 30's who can't even get "than/then" correct, so I see the whole "literally" thing as a further march down the path to mass ignorance and stupidity. *edit* Great... this'll b...
by Eikinkloster
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 70515

Re: Collatz Conjecture

syko_lozz wrote:I am not enough of a geek to have heard this one before
but I AM enough of a geek to find it pretty cool

sigh, the lonely, uncool middle again


You are not THAT alone though :-)
by Eikinkloster
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0708: "Sex Dice"
Replies: 93
Views: 36514

Re: "Sex Dice" discusion

Did you honestly start the thread... have no commentary... and then double post to essentially say "First!"? *annoyed* Anywho, if your fondling does 6 damage then you're really doing it wrong. Yes, he did. And who cares? Just ignore the first post and carry on with the comic already. Damn...
by Eikinkloster
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0192: "Working for Google"
Replies: 65
Views: 25273

Re: "Working for Google" discussion

There is nothing really new in Googlemania, as anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of knowing an "IBMist" personally can tell.
And yes, I was turned down by IBM, before anyone smartass thinks of asking :-|
by Eikinkloster
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 14839

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

It's been ages since I had a balanced relationship. Since then, it's always me chasing (in which case the girl will gladly hang up first) or being chased (I hang up with no qualms). Actually even when I'm chasing I hang up at the first opportunity. Chasing wears me out, and it's always better to sto...

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