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by MWak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 3050

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

Yeah, I don't really expect the drones to be sympathetic to us when they gain sentience. We could program them with morality, but then morality itself has been used to justify so many atrocities. Not sure there's a way to win this one. Isaac Asimov answered that one already when he created the Thre...
by MWak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 973251

Re: What are you listening to?

siloguist wrote:
MWak wrote:Currently listening to a lot of MF Doom

Same here, MM... FOOD is a fantastic record, especially Deep Fried Frenz.


Been a long time since your post. But YES. Deep Fried Frenz is a great one on there.

How many of us have them?
by MWak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 19
Views: 14971

Re: Nighttime driving music

late night on the 101, I just turn on the spanish radio station and blast it with the wind in my hair.
by MWak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4130
Views: 674445

Re: Today I Made:

Today I made a tandoori spice and olive oil rubbed, oven baked chicken. It was roast over a bed of diced turnips, yellow onion, portobello mushrooms, croutons, and heirloom tomatoes that were also salted and mixed with olive oil and tandoori. It's good! Could use more salt, but I'm trying to cut bac...
by MWak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 3050

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

Yeah, I don't really expect the drones to be sympathetic to us when they gain sentience. We could program them with morality, but then morality itself has been used to justify so many atrocities. Not sure there's a way to win this one.
by MWak
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 171
Views: 61928

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I love me some bread but my gluten sensitivity means I don't eat the wheat kind anymore. Thankfully, gluten free breads are getting better all the time, and as a guys ho enjoys variety of ingredients in general I like to consider it its own thing rather than a bread imitation. I mean the in the same...
by MWak
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A comic ripping off XKCD?
Replies: 9
Views: 5533

Re: A comic ripping off XKCD?

You know the old chestnut, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

But the day stick figure art is copywriter is a sad day indeed
by MWak
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 6034

Re: 1718: "Backups"

I just commit my hard drive to memory (as in my brain) and carry it with me wherever I go

I'm a computery guy
by MWak
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 9647

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

trpmb6 wrote:
Aperture Science Enrichment Center has been producing honey for years!


We do what we must because we can.
by MWak
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 9647

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

The honey is a lie!
by MWak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 16112

Re: Problem about free will

From original post: Because he cannot analyze his actions, he does not have free will. So if I lose my legs and become unable to walk, does that mean I no longer have free will? That would be preposterous. My example uses a physical loss of ability rather than a mental one, but I don't see how that ...
by MWak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Society pays tab for personal liberty
Replies: 70
Views: 10132

Re: Society pays tab for personal liberty

From the original post: Second, few people are capable of accurately weighing the benefits against such unfamiliar risks as inability to breathe unassisted or suffering locked-in syndrome because of a brain injury, so it’s difficult to say thrill seekers are taking fully “informed” risks. A preposte...
by MWak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Trying to say "why" in 25 languages
Replies: 20
Views: 9777

Re: Trying to say "why" in 25 languages

In Japanese, the anglicized pronunciation would be "na ze", not "na zet"
by MWak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sharing secret information publicly
Replies: 27
Views: 5001

Re: Sharing secret information publicly

When you say the "location" of all of the cards do you mean the particular location of each card in each player's hand, or do you just mean which three cards A has, which 3 cards b has, and which card c has regardless of the order in which they hold those cards in their hand. If the order ...
by MWak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 973251

Re: What are you listening to?

Currently listening to a lot of MF Doom
by MWak
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 115092

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

Eebster the Great wrote:Arguing with a dictionary would be much more fun if the dictionary argued back.


Just argue with an online dictionary and then click to a random word to see how it responds. Loads of fun
by MWak
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 116868

Re: Words you love.

Words I love?

"Umbrage," most certainly.

Also "perfunctory"
by MWak
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style
Replies: 26
Views: 10937

Re: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style

Vaskafdt wrote:yea. those are great.. and i guess mixed metaphor is the right term.. a shame there isn't some obscure portmanteau for it :(.


as much fun as shooting monkeys in a barrel


I'd go with: As much fun as shooting fish in a barrel full of monkeys... don't miss

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