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by Adavistic Puma
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1864: "City Nicknames"
Replies: 42
Views: 3272

Re: 1864: "City Nicknames"

cellocgw wrote:We on the Internet don't create movie titles. We only create names for our next band. :twisted:


The "Horse Rotary" one reminded me of Horse Rotorvator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTItE0jfQI, a great industrial album I'd just been listening to...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 19671

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

The fun thing about human nature is that we defy natural selection, we allow our weak to survive, we take all these riskful behaviors for fun. It's truly a wonderful thing the manner in which we flip nature off. LOL Is that sarcasm? What do you think? I don't know, the internet autism is kicking in...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 58341

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

the general point is that Freedom and Equality aren't the same thing , in fact they're often at odds with each-other. Unless you want a full blown communist system, It must always be harder to be poor than to be rich. If it's not, then Nobody really has too much of a motivation to succeed. Yes, the...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 58203

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Nope. Godwins law doesn't apply if the topic itself involves nazis, only if they are brought in as some sort of comparison. And it ALSO doesn't apply when making an appropriate comparison - like when discussing genocidal policies of other states. People always seem to miss that point... Just in cas...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri May 04, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 45045

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Belial wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:
Belial wrote:Let's take a moment to discuss how drastically mis-calibrated your sense of what's "serious" is.


No, let's not. You carry on using your god powers to deliver poetic justice to the people you don't like


As you wish.



Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
by Adavistic Puma
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"
Replies: 97
Views: 31453

Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

hehehe ... Talk of doing stuff like this as a prank always makes me think of the Upside-Down-Ternet:

http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html
by Adavistic Puma
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 31346

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

I think we had this link before. It's funny to see that version of the FAQ posted twice, and yet not to see this one, which I thought was much more well known: http://www.anarchistfaq.org/ (Or alternatively www.anarchismfaq.org ) This is the same Anarchist FAQ that you get if you type "apt-get...
by Adavistic Puma
Thu May 26, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 665
Views: 141545

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Made me lol, when i tested the alt text using the 'Server Name Indication' article, and got to Philosophy in just 12 steps But that one does go through Mathematics, which seems to have been "fixed" recently. This is probably the most gentle xkcd-inspired mass vandalism to strike Wikipedia ...
by Adavistic Puma
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1486
Views: 288417

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

UFO:AI is a pretty good remake/re-invention of the old XCOM games: http://ufoai.ninex.info/ From that era was also Jagged Alliance, which I heard was good. And I know I've seen some other one with nazi's that end up getting steampunk mecha suits, but I didnt play that one. EDIT: It was called Silent...
by Adavistic Puma
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could you eat an alien?
Replies: 38
Views: 2188

Re: Could you eat an alien?

Of course! We eat them all the time, see?

They are just very small, so we don't notice.
by Adavistic Puma
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?
Replies: 41
Views: 6771

Re: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?

And you're speaking incredibly flippantly. Cultural genocide is when a dominant group forcibly prevents a minority group from practicing their cultural ways (such as the Chinese government forbidding their rural peoples from practicing folk religions). To use the term so lightly as to apply it in t...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.
Replies: 68
Views: 5689

Re: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.

Lead is also a heavy metal which is toxic. I am aware. But the statement "DU is about as bad as lead" is to the point, and "DU isn't very radioactive" is missing the point. But lead doesn't release radioactive alpha particles into the people who have been shot with it or ingeste...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?
Replies: 41
Views: 6771

Re: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?

The reasons for those early interactions between savages and Enlightened Ones at best tend to have nothing to do with the interests of the indigenous populations. (Rather for whatever of land, labour, or resources is most exploitable.) Generally by the time you are talking of preserving aspects of a...
by Adavistic Puma
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?
Replies: 41
Views: 6771

Re: Preserving Native Cultures: Respectful or Racism?

That is to say: I have no problem with people choosing an option. I have problems with not presenting people the options, and problems with forcibly preventing people from selecting options. Preventing interaction with or uplifting of tribal societies seems to run afoul of those two. As does, I sho...
by Adavistic Puma
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 146856

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Anyways, being brief, here's a link I thought was interesting http://carm.org/transcendental-argument There have been various replies and counter replies and so forth, so you can maybe have a look at those before making me reinvent the wheel if you immediately spot something that you just can't agr...
by Adavistic Puma
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 39214

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

First, there is significant evidence to suggest that there is no such thing as a 'placebo effect'. Hróbjartsson and Gøtzsche recently published a systematic review noting that the placebo effect is either small or NON-EXISTENT for 'hard' (i.e. things that can be rigorously and objectively defined) ...

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