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by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

"Your argument pisses me off" is not a argument against it. It's a emo tional response. As I sa id, it's understandable given the subject matter, but it's not persuasive. When someone just flat out comes out and calls someone a "loser." HULK not convinced of anything other than ...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

But whatever, it's really much easier to find examples of the simpler kinds of ad homi nem in this thread. People getting called loser, fucker, motherfucker, etc. I get called a fucker when I don't even support P UAs. If someone calls you a loser, fucker, motherfucker because your arguments piss th...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 9911

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

He sounds pretty much like the baseline blue-eyed individual, which is only newsworthy in China. We're generally more sensitive to bright sunlight, and everyone will see in the dark. (No wild speculation was presented that he sees better in the dark than others.) As for reflective eyes, all that wa...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

The bolded confuses me because it leaves out the fact that you will be taught not to do something and decide to do it anyway (as a example, if 100% of children were taught not to steal it doesn't mean that they might not do it anyway), which makes it seem like a way to straw man stupid statistical ...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

If I have a son, and I successfully persuade him not to rape anybody, other things equal it's more than 90% likely he wouldn't have anyway. Fathers teaching their sons not to commit rape is a ineffective way to reduce the rape statistics. You know that 10% might not seem a lot to you , but it would...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

A real, reliable way to find out the truth. Not one you want to rely on too often. Right, which is why red flags like "disrespects boundaries outside of the bedroom" are very helpful. If he had already been making a game out of prodding at my boundaries I wouldn't even have been there. It...
by fffudge
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275082

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

So this one time I was in a guy's room and we were fooling around and I don't think it's too presumptuous to say we were both enjoying ourselves pretty thoroughly. Then he asked if I would mind if he took off his pants, and I froze up, because the answer was that I would mind. Like many women, I hav...
by fffudge
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 15038

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

capefeather wrote:In an infinite pile of pairs of socks, it's possible to pick out all of the left socks without invoking AC.


Really? I have a finite pile of pairs of socks and I can't even manage that. :P
by fffudge
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34058

Re: 0968: "Everything"

Swift ninja skills right there. That sounds like a sociopath's mind, I don't care about you, but you fascinate me. Huh? Where does it say "I don't care about you"? There's a huge gaping chasm between "I don't care about you" and "you're not the center of my universe". ...
by fffudge
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32027

Re: 0948 - "AI"

Computers can't play chess. Why would you say that when they can and do? http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/honor.htm It sounds like those are mostly different issues with different implementations. That's not enough to say "computers can't play chess". Otherwise, to be fair, we'd have to...
by fffudge
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32027

Re: 0948 - "AI"

I vote for sneaky bot. I had some short parts of conversation that were coherent and stuck to the same details (name, place of birth, languages spoken, etc), but it was mixed in with bursts of successive nonsense entries, where I would try to talk about whatever the bot was talking about, but they'd...
by fffudge
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28840

Re: "All the Girls" Discussion (#770)

Either you stand by your feelings for a person (and either wait it out, pursue a relationship, or just give yourself time to get over them), or you move on and look for happiness elsewhere. Agreed. It's one thing to date casually while trying to get over someone else, but stringing people along lik...
by fffudge
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 84905

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to start up a chat with a stranger, as long as you aren't being a pervert/sexist jerk (sexual harassers and PUAs can die in a fire) or bulldozing past her discomfort if she doesn't want to talk (you really can't ignore every possible nonverbal signal,...

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