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by thearbiter
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 36702

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Ugh - I really don't agree with the sentiment behind this comic. Debate can be as much as a hobby as golf or Skyrim or whatever the cool kids are getting up to nowadays, and if the person you are with knows that you are engaging in debate for the intellectual fun of the thing there is no problem. &q...
by thearbiter
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 77260

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Nothing is more boring than discussing grammar and spelling on the internet, but I really had to add a +1 to ST's post. Complaining about a question mark here is pedantry beyond belief. Subjunctive mood is archaic and should be forgotten to make subject verb agreement more consistent. All I can say ...
by thearbiter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59481

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Question - why, if the problem exists, do you assume (or make the assertion) that R made it up and is showing off? Yes, I am aware of the issue. However, I do not think that it is a very widespread one. To answer your question I am very sceptical that the problem should have escalated so much as to...
by thearbiter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59481

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

So your claim is that this isn't an ad hominem attack because "ad hominem" means "attacking the point by attacking the man", and you're not attacking the point, you're just attacking the man? That's right! Here, I am criticising the author and his approach. Is that somehow unrea...
by thearbiter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59481

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Err... so you can only write about a problem if you have a solution? Damn... better book myself in to have everything I've ever read about the current economic crisis removed from my head... No, sorry. That's just silly. Please stop being sarcastic and try to understand what I'm trying to say. I do...
by thearbiter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59481

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

What a bizarre post, and full of very odd assertions... he failed to propose a solution, you're more irked by him not being a journalist, and - most comical - 'no decent writer' would do this... err, just as well all journalism comes with 'decent writer'/'not decent writer' tags then... I'm probabl...
by thearbiter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59481

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

This is hardly a problem that Wikipedia are unaware of. All Randall's done is flag a problem that we knew about anyway and fail to propose a solution. I know he is a comic writer and not a journalist but for some reason that irks me even more. The issue is actually less common than you'd imagine and...
by thearbiter
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0958: "Hotels"
Replies: 107
Views: 31020

Re: 0958: "Hotels"

The odds of BHG's reviews putting a hotel out of business are negligible indeed as are the odds of his votes dissuading ANYONE from going to that hotel. Also he will have to tell the script which hotel he stayed at and whether he thought it was good or bad (what does he do with average hotels? Give ...
by thearbiter
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 43248

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

I've heard no one hear the news and claim that relativity doesn't exist. However if the paper is correct in every particular then it is true that the theory of relativity must be wrong in some particular. I don't really see the funny side of this comic (in fact I don't know whether half these new co...
by thearbiter
Fri May 27, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 28776

Re: 904: "Sports"

Not really funny or clever. Everything is numbers. What's his point.
by thearbiter
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 169174

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Completely unfunny, and often innacurate. If Randall is doing one of his "look at me I'm so great" strips it's completely unimpressive. Surely most Americans know the world in a similar amount of detail (or at least those with a similar education to R?!) Then again maybe I'm just annoyed b...
by thearbiter
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 91643

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Tbh Randall isn't impressing anyone with this. It's his classic 'claim something irrefutable while demonstrating he knows something about physics' act. And what's the point anyway? 99% of xkcd readers don't believe in the first 9 things any so either the comic (sorry, another darn chart) is poorly t...
by thearbiter
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 71645

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

If spoken languages is represented, where is written language that's not online? For that matter, if porn (a form of visual communication) is supposed to be on another continent (as per frequent suggestions here), shouldn't YouTube, Flickr, and all the other video and image sites be over there too?...
by thearbiter
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 179108

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

It's quite a peculiar comic in a way. I'm annoyed with plenty of people who I don't feel superior to...
by thearbiter
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 179108

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I am essentially agnostic and I entirely share the views of the character in the comic. Fundamentalist christians really get on my nerves but posts complaining about them have been done to death so I'll avoid any long rants. However one of the most irritating things about them is this oft-recited de...

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