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by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What Bands have you Abandoned?
Replies: 24
Views: 23982

Re: What Bands have you Abandoned?

Metallica
Up to and including self titled: FUCKYEA
Load - Reload: meh
Anything since: why bother

Red hot chili peppers
Mother's milk - Blood sugar sex magic - One hot minute: FUCKYEA
Californication: meh
Anything since: why bother
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 26653

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

--holocaust|
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed May 02, 2012 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 78636

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Sadly, music and cooking weren't forced on me all through high school to a level I will never need to know (ignoring CS studies which also forced outrageously high level algebra not necessary for understanding of the field). The foreign language studies were much more played down. So no, some "...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 290650

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Definitely location sensitive. In Israel I'm getting one in Hebrew. Also, some further shenanigans forced me to print screen and use fucking PAINT to post this one. Damn you Randall. translates to: Mom, I met a great guy! but he's not Jewish | ... | Wait, what do you mean "neither are we"?...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8015215

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Hmm... I wonder what the XML version of a zip file would be... The first two rules of markup languages are that if you can imagine a useless, overblown, counter productive, painfully pretentious, buzzwordy, tedious and downright unholy abomination of an ML model, someone somewhere has already writt...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 17077

Re: Milk is bad for you!

Luckily we are evolutionarily adapted to bullshit. Except for those poor bullshit intolerant people who are never safe on the internet.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Earliest music memories.
Replies: 34
Views: 7824

Re: Earliest music memories.

As a kid, I thought singing was kind of a feminine thing to do, I don't know exactly why, maybe it was the '80s. I had a similar sentiment as a child - not that singing was feminine, but that women are so much better at it than men that they put men to such shame they better just quit. These days I...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Fixed link to current comic would be handy...
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Re: Fixed link to current comic would be handy...

Maybe someone who compounded his geekishness to a worrisome extent can parse the HTML response from xkcd.com and extract the image link. Maybe.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 45402

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

Chuck Palahniuk. Here is a link . It's not for the faint-hearted . Massive "uh, that's jacked up" warning. I found and read this one when it was first mentioned in this thread. People were so skeeved by it (and apparently a few dozen people fainted during readings of it) I had to see what...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate
Replies: 73
Views: 16361

Re: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate

I had mine in Pokhara, Nepal. Did you try any yak while you were in Nepal? I had some on the trail. When Nepali's kill a yak, they eat what they can fresh, and dry out the rest. They then rehydrate it in a pressure cooker when they want to eat it. I tried both fresh and rehydrated yak, and fresh wa...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: XKCD Experts question
Replies: 3
Views: 2884

Re: XKCD Experts question

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by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 46502

Re: Dubsteppin'

Does anyone have any good lighter dubstep to recommend? Anything like Skream - listening to the records on my wall, or This would be lovely. I just love listening to the synth work so goddamn much. Adult swim have released a free compilation with some great new stuff. I would also highly recommend ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

we still refuse to actually try to understand their motives that lead them towards anti-western sentiment and that, in refusing to do that, it won't matter how many people we kill, we haven't addressed the real problem. True. And my point was that killing Bin Laden wasn't about solving anything, bu...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Jahoclave wrote:Oh wait, we killed Osama, all that's taken care of now. The middle east loves us.


This wasn't about anyone loving it or not, it was all about morale. And it seemed to have worked as it surely would.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Is there some reason flash bangs and tear gas wouldn't have worked?


Yes. They wanted him fucking dead, and flash bangs or tear gas wouldn't have killed him.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

It's a very HUMAN reaction for them to have. They're PEOPLE, not ANGELS. When someone openly states, "I am your enemy, I want as many of you to die as possible," and then that person gets killed, why would they NOT be happy? While the happy happy reactions are quite understandable, it sti...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

I say start a war
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 76295

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

The Guardian - Hamas condemns Bin-Laden assassination and praises him as holy warrior and martyr, while Fatah applauds the assassination. To be fair, I agree with the idea of bin Laden's capture, trial and - if found guilty through due process - incarceration. That's all very civil and neat. But in...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon May 02, 2011 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8015215

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I actually told a friend of mine "I was installing Windows illegally when you were still playing football* out in the park like a normal guy". It's funny, because it's true.


* the one where you use your foot to move a ball, not the one where an oval object is mostly carried by hand.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1101283

Re: What are you listening to?

Anders Ilar - Wavefunction Formula (album)

The fat swede is a minimal techno GOD. WORSHIP HIM, MOTHERFUCKERS.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1101283

Re: What are you listening to?

I just listened to Blood Sugar Sex Magic on the way to work, and fuck me that was fun. I clearly forgot about the Chilli Peppers after what became of them the past decade.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8015215

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

The electronic punch-clock at my office says "thank you" when you swipe your card. Why would it say "thank you"? What's the point? Do we really expect common courtesies from electronic appliances?
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8015215

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

A friend of mine spent the past weekend watching Tom & Jerry with his 2 year old daughter, and concluded the following list of events: Mouse kills cat with a shot to the head - 13 Cat whistles at female cat, forcibly kisses her despite her objections - 5 Cat places a bomb in mouse's hole and blo...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28532
Views: 3102372

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

If you only live once, then why would you spend that life making poor decisions? From bitter experience, most poor decisions seem like very good ones at first. And some are just fun to make. Someone I know just linked a Glenn Beck vid on facebook, saying how this is excellent pro-Israel propaganda ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362248

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: if the wrapper says "chocolate flavored", it will surely taste like ass.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362248

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Plasma Man wrote:ISHTST: A minotaur that can belch fire and brimstone would be freaking awesome!


Most days I just write code, change diapers, drink cheap beer and mow the lawn.

They don't market reese's pieces where I live.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362248

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Oregonaut wrote:ISHTST: Reese's pieces and caffeine free diet pepsi are the breakfast of champions.


Add a key-lime pie and a couple of Camel cigarettes to that and you're belching fire and brimstone for the rest of the day.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3374
Views: 673876

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I went to sleep yesterday after watching a j-horror movie alone in a dark house and for some reason all my dreams were to do with battling (modern) pirates by somehow taking all their children hostage in a big brown bag.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 33221

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

eew.

just.....




eew.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eraserhead
Replies: 31
Views: 5520

Re: Eraserhead

I watched this movie again recently, and it seemed far more coherent than I remembered, definitely more coherent than most of Lynch's other films. That's because in Eraserhead he pounds you to a pulp with the messages to the point where there's no getting around it, while in Lost Highway, Mullholla...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 182553

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

If you're fine with psychedelic chillout/dub, OTT's Queen of All Everything has a segment that starts at 3:55 and does pretty much the same (at least for me)
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hitler Game
Replies: 193
Views: 29179

Re: Hitler Game

At first the next one seemed it's going to be challenging. Little did I know: 1. Myhill isomorphism theorem 2. John Myhill 3. Bertrand Russell 4. Adolf Hitler I admit to not clicking "random article" for the next one: 1. Maternal insult 2. Race (classification of humans) 3. Racism 4. Nazis...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362248

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Just to make things clear, I was only having a go at the whole "metrosexuality" thing*. The only male gay friend I have goes around with jeans an T-shirt all the time. EDIT: I feel bad that you took offense, and I'm sorry. I also feel like I haven't explained myself properly, so: * the iss...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362248

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Promicin wrote:But now that you mention it, a gay (or at least metrosexual) crab would fit perfectly into that story...


Metrosexuals are just straight gay people.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 323562

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Lazar wrote:Zefram is a pretty cool name.


And within the first line of text in that wiki article we encounter a man with the last name "Coon".
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28532
Views: 3102372

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Office internet connection, why dost thou sucketh so?
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Smoke Pit - Military Q/A
Replies: 595
Views: 54190

Re: The Smoke Pit - Military Q/A

I once had sex with a conscientious objector. Felt pretty damn good about it.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I accidentally posted my password on IRC
Replies: 10
Views: 2451

Re: I accidentally posted my password on IRC

What, no link to v 1 @ gg R @ ?

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