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by jpers36
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 5312

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

#Kevin

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by jpers36
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1585: "Similarities"
Replies: 26
Views: 5275

Re: 1585: "Similarities"

Perhaps the "brand" is Robinson Crusoe?
by jpers36
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Salty Brine State Beach explosion
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Salty Brine State Beach explosion

Overview of the original news from a few weeks back: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-rhode-island-beach-blast-20150712-story.html Explanations: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cause-of-mystery-beach-blast-in-rhode-island-solved/ http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2015/pr/0724151.htm http://www...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 54522

Re: 1431: Marriage

Even if they see themselves as broken sinners, they certainly believe that the Bible is morally good and correct. And so pointing out morally reprehensible things in the Bible is still a pretty valid criticism of fundamentalist Christianity. To be sure that's a better argument than what Jackpot777'...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 54522

Re: 1431: Marriage

100% my intent. What's political about saying "rape is wrong. Stop making it the victim's fault, at all, to any extent" and pointing out that religion does just that? No one said "rape is wrong" is a political statement. Vortighast identified as someone who "believes marria...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 54522

Re: 1431: Marriage

How can the religious, who tout themselves as being the moral ones (heh) ... I think you misunderstand the message of Christianity. Regardless, it should be pointed out that your arguments are all regarding religious doctrine and you've as of yet made no political argument whatsoever. If that's you...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 54522

Re: 1431: Marriage

The fundamental problem is that the social/religious institution of marriage has been coopted as a legal status that grants some specific allowances in "family law" and tax codes that have significant advantages. The fundamental problem is that the civil/social institution of marriage has...
by jpers36
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 21111

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

I remember all that time I spent playing Nyet!
by jpers36
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 62917

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"



Strike that. 77 and a boomerang destroying a rocket: http://xkcd.com/1350/#p:ffa26ce0-bade-1 ... de80a03a29
by jpers36
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 62917

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Can anyone confirm that submissions are being incorporated at all? I've seen no evidence personally that any of the paths have gotten longer. Maybe it's an April Fool's joke on those submitting suggestions?
by jpers36
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 20053

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

cellocgw wrote:Well, to be even more obscure, FTFY: "Brillant" :mrgreen:


Paula?
by jpers36
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 22022

Re: 1333: First Date

Pfhorrest wrote:in 2000 when time stopped


So you noticed that too? I thought it was 2001, but I could be off by a year.
by jpers36
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 23479

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

So according to God lobster and bacon are bad, grasshoppers are alright. I think I will try a tastier religion... Like Christianity! 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted...
by jpers36
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 18519

Re: 1245: 10-Day Forecast

Ilze123 wrote:The figure on tuesday looks a bit like Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko. Any other ideas?


The Horned God.

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by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Waitaminute. Is this the Jim Street that worked a consulting gig for Office Depot in Del Ray Beach back in 2003? HA! I think we've had these discussions before, in person and in a less confrontational way. Small world.
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

In the US, that includes almost ALL politicians, whether they be Republicrats or Demicans. They all vote for more spending, more bailouts, more welfare, more warfare, and more government regulation, regardless of the campaign rhetoric. For instance, everyone is freaking out about Paul Ryan's pro-li...
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

In the US, that includes almost ALL politicians, whether they be Republicrats or Demicans. They all vote for more spending, more bailouts, more welfare, more warfare, and more government regulation, regardless of the campaign rhetoric. For instance, everyone is freaking out about Paul Ryan's pro-li...
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

drazen wrote:
Today's Democrats are centrist

For comparison, any party supporting "corporate welfare" transfer payments would be "far right."


Like, say, bank bailouts? Or auto bailouts?
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Klear wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this post is horrible beyond words?


The trick with J Thomas is figuring out when he's being facetious and when he's being straightforward. When you have that solved let me know, because I haven't yet.
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

The Free Soil party and the Republican Party were liberal when they were formed. Putting them on the right is wrong. They were liberal parties. You need to put them on the left leaning side and switch them over, especially in 1964. To say that during the civil war all the left-leaning democrats wer...
by jpers36
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 57072

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

Now, I might have failed math more than once, but if I did this right it equals 585446400000 inch-pounds, or 48787200000 foot-pounds, or (more importantly) 793758736906.0041 joules. This… is a ridiculous amount of force, and was sustained for a full three seconds, resulting in 16262400000, over 162...
by jpers36
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 57717

Re: 1127: "Congress"

I'm not seeing a dotted yellow line for the Senate.
by jpers36
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 21594

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

This comic reminds me of a shot I've always found funny in Jurrasic Park, where the T-rex, whose gaping maw is visible in the passenger-side mirror, is apparently closer than it appears, according to said mirror. If it were also bluer than it appeared, that would bring all new meaning to Malcolm's ...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

It requires a varying speed of light, and all the rest of observed physics falls apart. All atoms everywhere explode instantaneously apart at infinite speed, ichor rains from the sky, cats and dogs rent apartments together and go shopping for clothes, and fast food becomes good for you. All atoms e...
by jpers36
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

I have Steve foed, so I usually only see his posts when they are selectively quoted and responded to by others in the forum. I think it filters out the worst of his irrationality. But every so often I succumb to the temptation to expand one of his posts. The direct exposure makes me laugh, but it al...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 35218

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

2012 BARACK (14 points) should beat MITT (6 points)? = ????? Damn. That even beats his actual (legal) first name of Mittens. However, using their actual (legal) first names: 2012 BARACK (14 points) should beat WILLARD (11 points)? = ????? I don't know where you're getting Willard from, but he can s...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 35218

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

DarkSmokePuncher wrote:1996 is False. Proper nouns are not allowed in Scrabble.


Last I checked, both bill and bob are acceptable in Scrabble.
by jpers36
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 35218

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

cellocgw wrote:Shrub


*rolls eyes*
by jpers36
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 44588

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

Since we're resurrecting old threads here, I couldn't let some very old fallacious claims rest unanswered in their grave ... @Doom Shepherd If I may, I would like to engage with your point. I accept Operations Fortitude and Bodyguard should have been kept secret, as they were. But what your point co...
by jpers36
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 17960

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

dp2 wrote:Adapation


Adaptation with 'pataphysics?
by jpers36
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 29549

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

Arariel wrote:Let's go through the monopoly checklist:


Where did you get this checklist?
by jpers36
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:coordinate points


steve waterman wrote:Not me, I want math, not these terms. There is no such thing as is proposed. Use real words to describe your concept.
by jpers36
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

That's what I try to tell people. I guess I should clarify and say, "this is why people of Faith who cannot be reasoned with, cannot be reasoned with." Also, why are you trying to reason with Steve, then? The record should show that I am not trying to reason with Steve, just interjecting ...
by jpers36
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

exoren22 wrote:...[P]eople of faith cannot be reasoned with.


Well then, please don't try. Please just back away from any conversation about faith ever. It'll save everyone's time and feelings.
by jpers36
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 339834

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Oh, let's please not turn this thread into an anti-faith discussion.
by jpers36
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 39102

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

I don't know about the specific driving habits of anyone on this thread, but I've seen timid drivers make mistakes that were just as dangerous as those of the typical aggressive driver.
by jpers36
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 47655

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

The thing that bugs me is that everyone is so fixated on the obelisk, I'd much rather send the cloned dinosaurs into space! Space dinosaurs! We could have a T-rex, some raptors, a triceratops and whatever else we wanted. When they got back from space we could put them on an island and then charge p...
by jpers36
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 637788

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Since when can new posters post links? I'm not complaining, just surprised.
by jpers36
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 33234

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

Pfhorrest, what is the value of moral agency? I'm not certain this question even makes sense, so rather than guess at what you might mean and answer that, can you elaborate? Say you had the capacity to choose between two different universes as the real, existent universe. In one, sentient beings ex...

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