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by iChef
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "1-tip" ads used to harvest credit card numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 4580

Re: "1-tip" ads used to harvest credit card numbers

Why do these scam ads always seem to be aimed at women with young children? It seems like a huge percentage of the ones I see are "local mom finds secret major corporations don't want you to know about" or "young mother makes huge weight loss discovery using new tropical fruit and a 1...
by iChef
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Moon double-image
Replies: 23
Views: 11570

Re: Moon double-image

That's no moon......
by iChef
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitude
Replies: 66
Views: 9314

Re: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitu

What happens with the parks in many cases is the same as OP's story. They get young people from overseas, mostly eastern europe or other places where work is hard to find. They tell these kids to come see America before you go to college. They get them to come for the summer, about 4 months. They te...
by iChef
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitude
Replies: 66
Views: 9314

Re: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitu

This is at the big amusement parks, the most popular ones in the country are the biggest offenders. Plus there is a chance of Kristen Stewart sex, among many, many other health code violations.
by iChef
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitude
Replies: 66
Views: 9314

Re: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitu

This is very common all over America in all sorts of industries. It is rampant in many amusement parks. They pull the same stunt. "Come work at (redacted) the greatest park in America, see the country ride roller coasters make new friends!!!" It turns into working 7 days a week for minimum...
by iChef
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alien scenario
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: Alien scenario

We have to take into account the travel times to these other planets. Cruising around the solar system is one thing. Exploring the galaxy is a different problem. Given there is no FTL travel two generation ships could leave Earth and if they bump into each other on the way to a distant star system m...
by iChef
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Making a sonic screwdriver
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Re: Making a sonic screwdriver

Just pour your vodka and OJ into a container. Use your sound system to make it resonate until they are both mixed. Enjoy your sonic screwdriver.
by iChef
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Sun is smaller than the Earth.
Replies: 11
Views: 5201

Re: The Sun is smaller than the Earth.

I completely agree with this line of thought. Nothing in the universe can be measured objectively. So if I were to smash your face in with a baseball bat it is perfectly valid to assume you are smashing your face into my bat while my bat is remaining stationary. In fact due to the size of the sub at...
by iChef
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: (Bad) Science in your dreams.
Replies: 16
Views: 5763

Re: (Bad) Science in your dreams.

You guys all do fun Science in your dreams. Last night I was walking in the woods in South America for some reason. There were all these mushrooms all over (that shouldn't have been growing in that part of the world at all. So what do I do? Start making spore prints and cataloging the different mush...
by iChef
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A decent meal before execution? No more of that!
Replies: 88
Views: 11054

Re: A decent meal before execution? No more of that!

I read the thread but didn't see this point hit directly on the head. All these giant lists posted are the prisoner REQUESTS for last meals, not what they actually received. Almost all stares either set a limited dollar amount or only give them things available in the prison kitchen. I caught a good...
by iChef
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are nations tribes?
Replies: 56
Views: 6711

Re: Are nations tribes?

There is a saying in the Middle East that applies to this topic. "Me against my brothers, my brothers and I against our cousins, my cousins and I against the village, my village and I against the world." There was a point in history were people belonged to basically one tribe. Walk into th...
by iChef
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian parents turn to law to evict adult son
Replies: 74
Views: 10086

Re: Italian parents turn to law to evict adult son

I think I found my new calling in life. I am going to be an Italian reverse repo man. I moved out 2 months after graduating high school, even then I had basically lived on my own since age 15 when my father started travelling for work and would be away 2-3 weeks at a time every month. Sometimes more...
by iChef
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631042

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Comment on the toe sucking story, it's not as rare as you might think (or hope). I was working in a downtown bar a couple years ago and we would get this college aged kid in every weekend. He had a habit of randomly getting down on all fours and licking people's shoes. I have no idea why. This would...
by iChef
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 12798

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

Knowing my luck I would fight a month long epic battle with God, finally claim victory and then said soulmate would be all " yeah I know you saved me from eternal torture and everything, but I don't think this is working out, I need some me time, ya know....."
by iChef
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 53317

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Sorry I'm jumping back in about a page late but there are a few things I would like to clarify. First, sex is not something a man does to a woman, it is something two people do together. I'm from an unusual situation, but my father took care of my brother and myself when our mom left when we were ve...
by iChef
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 53317

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Personally, as a Catholic, I am against abortion. Aside from rape the has only been one person in all of history who has been pregnant by "accident", and she was Jesus' mom so I guess I'm okay with that. In my personal life I have used abstaining from sex as my number one method of birth c...
by iChef
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 12798

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

Really couldn't you postpone the fight until the soul mate in question got his/her game with death first. My last girlfriend was really good at Magic: The Gathering and could probably smoke death on turn 3/4 with my B/W/U re-animation-angel deck. Kinda fitting theme as well!
by iChef
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 12798

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

I've always heard God was fond of wrestling matches. Since it's been a few thousand years since He's stopped by for one, I'd get Him with the old folding chair upside the head routine. Maybe a flying elbow off the turnbuckle. Actually screw the whole soul mate bit can I have a giant gaudy belt inste...
by iChef
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Credible 9/11 anniversary terrorism threat
Replies: 79
Views: 9028

Re: Credible 9/11 anniversary terrorism threat

Remember the Maine! Down with Spain!!!Never Forget!!! It has only been 114 years since those dastardly Spaniards committed an act of terrorism that killed 272 Americans. Lately the CIA and FBI have received chatter that indicates the Spain may be launching an attack on America. It's all in Spanish s...
by iChef
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left
Replies: 7
Views: 3879

Re: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who

I think people have lost sight of what fascism really is. It isn't something that is bad by definition. People throw the word around like a synonym for evil. Where classical liberalism puts the individual first, communism puts the working class first, fascism puts the nation first. The problem with ...
by iChef
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33610

Re: 0947: “Investing”

To all you chicken littles who are saying 8% is impossible and there is no way to beat inflation you are investing on the wrong timescale. I have been investing more money the last couple of years because the market is low. Sure I lost the money I had been investing since 2004, but that money isn't ...
by iChef
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33610

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Plus at only 2% your not beating inflation so your actual purchasing power is going down. Better off finding a nice fund that averages around 8% and consistently depositing money every paycheck rather than just throwing 1,000 in and letting it go. Your best tool in investing isn't interest, it's the...
by iChef
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists Create Reptile-Snouted Chicken
Replies: 55
Views: 7867

Re: Scientists Create Reptile-Snouted Chicken

You know how much cooler cock fights would be with raptor-chickens instead of regular chickens? i also wonder if this gene would be expressed if they let the chickenosaurus hatch and then breed with a regular chicken.
by iChef
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 42511

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Yeah jpk, but if you cut out the first 3 you would miss out on all the hot stick on stick action...... I dare someone to Google that.
by iChef
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare
Replies: 39
Views: 4929

Re: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare

The funny part about this system is who it will sift out of the system. Speaking from years of experience it is much easier to beat a drug test while using cocaine or heroin than using marijuana. MJ stays in your system from a week to a month long period. Cocaine a few days and heroin usually only 2...
by iChef
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Madrid hosts $73 million pope party
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: Madrid hosts $73 million pope party

I heard a report on the BBC about this event. They reported the only thing the government was paying for was increased event security. The vast majority of the cost is being paid for by attendees, donations or the Church itself. I couldn't find anywhere in any source that stated the Spanish governme...
by iChef
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: East Sea or Sea of Japan?
Replies: 45
Views: 5790

Re: East Sea or Sea of Japan?

I bet we can get the neocon republicans in the USA into a shitstorm about the Gulf of Mexico if we use this kind of logic. First they send their people here to sell us drugs and take our jobs now they are trying to conquer our coast line!!! Although I do kinda like this logic. Lake Michigan will all...
by iChef
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Child Labor in Washington
Replies: 84
Views: 9663

Re: Child Labor in Washington

What the article describes is different than what those of us are describing who did this work as kids. I do agree the main problem is the poor treatment of the adult workers. I hadn't heard about the earlier report, but I did pick blueberries in Michigan as a kid. It wasn't always fun, but it was a...
by iChef
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Kinetic energy on a molecular level
Replies: 20
Views: 3465

Re: Kinetic energy on a molecular level

There starts to be another problem if you go down to far where "impacts" starts to be a bad word to use. For many sub atomic particles they have more complex interactions than bouncing around like tennis balls.
by iChef
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Parental Trolling
Replies: 99
Views: 18111

Re: Parental Trolling

I don't see why this couldn't be repeated if something goes wrong. It's not like it's hard or unpleasant to make more kids. Adopt a few there are kids lined up waiting to be experimented on.
by iChef
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China bans time travel in fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 6513

Re: China bans time travel in fiction

They did make an exception for "Bill and Ted's Glorious Adventure Toward Learning About Our Socialist History". Bill and Ted go back and help Mao defeat the Japanese invaders, establish a utopian communist nation and never, ever go anywhere near a place called Tiananmen Square. In fact for...
by iChef
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm
Replies: 63
Views: 9589

Re: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm

As somebody who went to Catholic school from grades 1 - 8 I would like to speak in favor of beating the crap out of this kid. This isn't talking in class, skipping school or not doing your homework kind of trouble. This girl is acting like an animal. These kind of students were a big reason I decide...
by iChef
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off
Replies: 36
Views: 4977

Re: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off

I saw Atlantis launch in April 1991. My grandfather is a huge space/sci-fi fan. We went down with my dad and brother for my 9th birthday, it was awesome. I was a huge fan of the shuttle when I was a kid. I would play with my toy space shuttle right along with my toy X-wing. Back in those days the th...
by iChef
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)
Replies: 8
Views: 3504

Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)

I came upon a box full of old punch cards in my attic. I'm pretty sure they were from my dad's college years in the 70's. Does anyone know how I could find out what is on them? There is a good sized box full. My dad remembers storing the box up there but can't seem to remember exactly what is on all...
by iChef
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 19 year old suspect shot by SFPD
Replies: 35
Views: 4272

Re: 19 Year Old Fatally Shot in Back By Cops Over Bus Fare

Yeah you shoot at the cops what the hell do you expect. As to the guy who picked up the gun after, he's lucky he didn't get shot as well. The police after already being shot at see you picking up a gun, you don't deserve to be shot but I could see it happening. Plus (speaking from experience) illega...
by iChef
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0925: "Cell Phones"
Replies: 98
Views: 27473

Re: 0925: "Cell Phones"

I wouldn't be worried about ear/thumb/head cancer. My phone spend a very small portion of it's time in any of those locations. I'm a lot more worried about the parts it sits next to the rest of the day.
by iChef
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 25312

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

While there are quite a few themes in Fight Club most of which have been touched on here I took something different away from the movie I didn't get from the book right away, but i see it pop up in his other books. Jack is first controlled by consumerist, "conformist" culture, then he rebe...
by iChef
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global Warming Gridlock
Replies: 36
Views: 4676

Re: Global Warming Gridlock

Isn't this treaty pretty much the prisoner's dilemma? If all countries sign and abide by it everyone gains a better climate and competes on an even economic playing field. If a small number of countries abstain they gain some climate advantages and get a foot up in economic competition. If no one si...
by iChef
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [NEWS] the small city made a miracle
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Re: [NEWS] the small city made a miracle

Is StarCraft a winter or summer sport in the Olympics?
by iChef
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would you go blind if you became invisible?
Replies: 65
Views: 22020

Re: Would you go blind if you became invisible?

Predator makes a lot more sense now. He has the invisible shield up, but can still see infared.

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