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by CobaltMouse
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Beanish
Replies: 32
Views: 22471

Re: Beanish

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like actual Beanish, just copied instances of Beanish from Time repeated meaninglessly.
by CobaltMouse
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Beanish
Replies: 32
Views: 22471

Re: Beanish

An abjad is a script where some or all of the vowels aren't usually marked, like Hebrew or Arabic.
An abugida is a script where each symbol stands for a consonant, and vowels are obligatorily marked, and as diacritics, like Ge'ez or Thai.
by CobaltMouse
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Beanish
Replies: 32
Views: 22471

Re: Beanish

So have we just given up then? :\
by CobaltMouse
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Beanish
Replies: 32
Views: 22471

Re: Beanish

You know, I'm not really sure that we can deduce much about how the speech sounds without any actual samples, and similarly, we can't tell much about how the language is actually written. My suggestion is that we stop trying to figure out how Beanish is written and instead treat the words as meaning...
by CobaltMouse
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 35893

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

Surrealist Canadian porn, 500 pictures of Joe Biden eating a sandwich and two people crammed into a box, and a lovely and truthful comment on how much people often suck in hilarious and innocuous ways. Randall, get out of my head!
by CobaltMouse
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28775

Re: 0911: "" (It's up now)

This comic actually made me disappointed/sad. The art was good, as was the story, but this would have made for the most depressing Magic School Bus episode ever.

;m; <--- See? It even made Cthulhu cry! Poor sad intractable horror from the deeps...
by CobaltMouse
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 18872

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

Randall, get out of my - oh, wait. :P
And then I realized: if it's all just signals in your sensory cortices, HOW CAN YOU TELL THE CHEESE IS BURNING YOU? HUH?
But wonderful comic, Randall.
by CobaltMouse
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0837: "Coupon Code"
Replies: 86
Views: 28522

Re: 0837: Coupon Code

Get out of my head Randall!
by CobaltMouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56357

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

*applause*
by CobaltMouse
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

Vaniver wrote:
Indon wrote:So... did nobody decide to respond to my post because I spoilered everything so it'd be short?
Yeah, I think we broke the only Objectivist willing to post here. Hopefully he'll be back, though; I'm curious to see if his mind has been changed about anything.


Great Success!
by CobaltMouse
Wed May 12, 2010 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

Something exists. All that exists has a definite form. Something has a definite form. No thing that does not exist has a definite form. All Unicorns do not exist. All Unicorns have a definite form. There exists at least one concept that does not exist and has a definite form. No thing that does not...
by CobaltMouse
Wed May 12, 2010 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

Something exists. All that exists has a definite form. Something has a definite form. No thing that does not exist has a definite form. All Unicorns do not exist. All Unicorns have a definite form. There exists at least one concept that does not exist and has a definite form. No thing that does not...
by CobaltMouse
Wed May 12, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

Alternatively: Reality is objective and unambiguous. Something exists. Consciousness is a something. Consciousness exists. Consciousness can perceive things. Something exists iff we can perceive it. (No epiphenomena) It is impossible to directly experience reality - we can only indirectly experience...
by CobaltMouse
Wed May 12, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

Something exists. All that exists has a definite form. Something has a definite form. No thing that does not exist has a definite form. All Unicorns do not exist. All Unicorns have a definite form. There exists at least one concept that does not exist and has a definite form. No thing that does not ...
by CobaltMouse
Tue May 11, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Objectivism [Philosophy]
Replies: 100
Views: 14916

Re: Objectivism [Philosophy]

If reality is completely objective, prove to me that my blue is not your yellow, nor your red my green. Additionally, egoism WILL NOT WORK- suppose some project H were to exist, such that embarking on this project would result in net losses for all involved, but, as a result of which, and due direct...
by CobaltMouse
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78198

Re: HDTV

Giannist wrote:
CobaltMouse wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:
Giannist wrote:HDTV's are cool when you're watching action movies. Yay explosions!

Otherwise I don't see the point of HD


Cool guys don't look at explosions.


Cool guys induce them. They induce them NINE TIMES.


I am not cool, or a guy. Therefore, YAY EXPLOSIONS!


I cannot say OH SO VERY YES enough.
by CobaltMouse
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78198

Re: HDTV

CorruptUser wrote:
Giannist wrote:HDTV's are cool when you're watching action movies. Yay explosions!

Otherwise I don't see the point of HD


Cool guys don't look at explosions.


Cool guys induce them. They induce them NINE TIMES.
by CobaltMouse
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78198

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

Thanks. Fixed.
by CobaltMouse
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78198

0732: "HDTV"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hdtv.png Alt text: We're also stuck with blurry, juddery, slow-panning 24 fps movies forever because (thanks to 60fps home video) people associate high framerates with camcorders and cheap sitcoms, and thus think good framerates look "fake". Heh. Just another e...
by CobaltMouse
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33827

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

StClair wrote:"We have tamed lightning, and used it to teach sand to think."


EPIC YES
by CobaltMouse
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33827

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

pscottdv wrote:
Persona wrote:
CAGE wrote:Didn't find it all that funny.


Try pressing more buttons.


This thread makes the whole comic 10 times funnier!


GLaD to see I made a contribution.
by CobaltMouse
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Leftism
Replies: 30
Views: 5640

Re: Leftism

Vaniver: If we don't ignore some irrelevancies not good for the group, we will near-certainly wind up with wastage and greed. And, of course, capitalism and more definitely objectivism ignore what is not good for the individual. Additionally how do you reconcile the fact that civilization is by defi...
by CobaltMouse
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Leftism
Replies: 30
Views: 5640

Re: Leftism

Thank you for that- I managed to forget those late at night. I will go edit that. Another couple important points I would like to bring up: -The role and extent of freedom in both systems -Does freedom bring happiness? If not, are they correlated, and what is the real causative relationship? -What i...
by CobaltMouse
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33827

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

"You know this combination of lights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations we get all the time?" "Yeah." "I spend all of my life providing motor and voice outputs to make the pattern of sensations change however I want" "Sounds good." "But today, the pa...
by CobaltMouse
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Leftism
Replies: 30
Views: 5640

Leftism

Communism and socialism: 1) Clear definition of terms required: Socialism: -Everyone has the right to a job -Some jobs are valued more -Everyone gets basically taken care of -There is probably less private property -It can be achieved through democratic reforms -Glaring problems with capitalism are ...
by CobaltMouse
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33827

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

But it's behavior fitting with the syntactic faculties! That's inherently funny due to absurdity!
by CobaltMouse
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33827

0722: "Computer Problems"

Image
Alt-text: This is how I explain computer problems to my friend Catherine. my friend Catherine usually seems happier than me.

My cheese was burnt.

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