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by KittenKaboodle
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare
Replies: 39
Views: 4978

Re: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare

"disrespectful … To do this simply by virtue of the applicants being vulnerable economically is so disappointing," Whateva, I had to take a drug test to get a job that efectivly paid less than minimum wage, welcome to the real world. Chances are fairly good that they will have to take a d...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...
Replies: 37
Views: 6891

Re: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...

And after that we should look for that face on the Moon and on Mars and all the other patterns people see in the sky. It's called Tourism, and if that's the industry that advances space flight as a technology then I'm all for it. Computers used to be effectively expensive toys. Gadgets for the weal...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63706

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

Comon, seriously, you couldn't even forum search it? Is that directed at me? allow me to clarify: [snark] "When's the last time this forum had a bitter argument reasonable discussion about circumcision?" just about three years ago "When's the last time this forum had a bitter argumen...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Using solar heated water to generate electricity
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Using solar heated water to generate electricity

Using convection is not going to be a very practial way to convert thermal energy to mechanical energy (and then to electricity) . As a novelty or demonstration such a device could be built, but for "a useful amount of electricty" I don't see it making much sense. Photovoltaics ("sola...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot
Replies: 772
Views: 63706

Re: San Francisco judge removes circumcision ban from ballot

When's the last time this forum had a reasonable discussion about circumcision? [Strikethrough text removed for clarity] I may be going out on a limb here (but not by much) Given that {discusions about circumcision} are a subset of {all discusions} not vice versa, I'm going to say never. I 'm w...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electric car batteries getting a boost.
Replies: 64
Views: 5933

Re: Electric car batteries getting a boost.

SlyReaper wrote:I can't imagine even implausible scenarios where that would happen. If someone hacks into your laptop, can they make its battery explode?


I saw it on the internet; http://xkcd.com/651/ it must be true :wink:
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 40593

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

and when you die, all of your possessions, monetary wealth, social security, 401k, etc.. etc.. etc.. should go to the poorest people, even if your family is in need. because the poorer people need your stuff more than your poor family. Ok, that answers a question I had. Since my understading is tha...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?
Replies: 209
Views: 16015

Re: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?

If we're going to talk about whether or not empiricism is a thing someone needs to run outside, kick a rock, and yell "I refute it thus!" But how do you know you're really feeling pain because you kicked a rock? HOW DO YOU KNOW MAN?! Arguments like that make me stop caring. It's just the ...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 44007

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

Didn't Charles Stross have something like that in a novel that went on sale a week ago, and for which he posted sample chapters last month? http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/06/rule-34-part-three.html (Note: NSFW text. What would you expect in a novel called "Rule 34" ?) Ad...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court: can't ban violent video game sales
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Re: The Supreme Court: can't ban violent video game sales

I tend to agree with Justice Breyer: "What sense does it make to forbid selling to a 13-year-old boy a magazine with an image of a nude woman, while protecting the sale to that 13-year-old of an interactive video game in which he actively, but virtually, binds and gags the woman, then tortures ...
by KittenKaboodle
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder
Replies: 85
Views: 9422

Re: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder

Ummm, no. Either I wasn't clear or you just read my post really wrongly. In no way, shape or form was I suggestion euthanasia! I wanted to point out that because children cannot fully understand the consequences of their actions, they should be tried as minors, regardless of the severity of the cri...
by KittenKaboodle
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 30215

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

Okay, so let's summarise this argument so far: - SRS shouldn't be allowed because it's not necessary. (Except the APA says it is.) - The APA is just one group of professionals who could change their minds and shouldn't be listened to. (Except they're the key body of psychatrists and they work with ...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder
Replies: 85
Views: 9422

Re: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder

Have you ever read Of Mice and Men ? If you haven't, there's this mentally challenged guy who overall is very sweet but really doesn't know how strong he is or the consequences of his actions. Didn't know the consequences, yet there were consequences weren't there? If you are actually suggesting eu...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple's Patented Concert Anti-Piracy
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: Apple's Patented Concert Anti-Piracy

IIRC there was already a thread on here about how the courts ruled that you couldn't use independant footage of cops in court. That sounds unlikely for a court of law, but maybe... However it is most certainly not true for the "court of public opinion" Remember Rondney King? after the cop...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri May 20, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Marine serves two tours in Iraq, killed by SWAT.
Replies: 101
Views: 10595

Re: Marine serves two tours in Iraq, killed by SWAT.

Of all the things to be bitching about regarding the handling of this incident, trigger discipline seems like the last one we should be concerned with. Considering the the shooting started with one of the cop's gun "missfiring, and the dead guy never fired at all, I suspect trigger disipline i...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed May 18, 2011 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police can enter without a warrant if they feel like it
Replies: 117
Views: 10514

Re: Police can enter without a warrant if they feel like it

So what they're saying is that if the police knock on your door, don't get up to answer it, because that would be the sound of movement, which would justify them breaking in. Just sit there on your arse and do nothing. Yes. exactly! And whether the person who knocks on the door and requests the opp...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue May 17, 2011 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Proper Orientation (of TP)
Replies: 34
Views: 10588

Re: Proper Orientation (of TP)

While it is true that there is exactly one correct way, despite posting a link to relavant information, cjmcjmcjmcjm has somehow got it backwards. I don't mean that to sound critical, after all most surveys show that the majority of people have got it wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu May 05, 2011 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Centrifugal Force Query
Replies: 18
Views: 5392

Re: Centrifugal Force Query

What ?, nobody gave a link to: "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die." http://xkcd.com/123/
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suddenly Dead Wireless Mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Suddenly Dead Wireless Mouse

Happend to me a few weeks ago, in my case when i was moving the reciver betewwn USB ports I noticed it was unusualy hot so after a couple of minutes I just said Belgium it, this things dead, what did I expect from Microsoft anyway? (but then when i saw the same mouse on sale a few days later I bough...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help understanding Ampere Hours?
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Help understanding Ampere Hours?

I know that 1Ah is 1 ampere delivered over a period o' 1 hour. When the letter gets bigger, such as 12Ah, does this mean 12A over a period o' 1 hour, or 1A over a period o' 12 hours, or 12A over a period o' 12 hours? The last option does seem a little far-fetched, but I can always hope. :wink: It d...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3529232

Word filters, how do they work?

I've got a rant: The paucity of ballsweat paid to people who create word filters, surely any one who can come up with half two deserves enough ballsweat to drown in. Actualy I'm not so sure that this wicked insightful observation rates as a rant, but I figure I'd be pushing my luck putting it in SB....
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied kid fights back and wins
Replies: 176
Views: 16339

Re: Bullied kid fights back and wins

I'm hoping that the lawsuit gets thrown out and the court sees this for what it is. From all accounts it's you, me, everyone here, and 99.999% of the internet hoping for that. Actually, some people, myself included, are laughing the idea of a lawsuit off as nothing more than an internet rumour. I d...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: iBooks - what are Apple thinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 3948

Re: iBooks - what are Apple thinking?

Apologies if this is better suited to the Rant thread Well, if it was I'd wouldn't get in trouble for saying: "what [is/was] Apple thinking" -- Assumes facts not in evidence! I looked for ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ this evening and it’s not there! Not having an iPhone or iBooks, I used Googl...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Controlling Floppy Drive with Parallel Port
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Re: Controlling Floppy Drive with Parallel Port

Hopefully the parallel port hardware has some sort of buffer and fixed-clock rate? LOL :D You were joking right? :? if not, I'm sorry for lauging, but come on, the parallel printer port is like '80's technology, the parallel port hardware has no nothing, it is just a buffered conection to the bus (...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oral Sex: Greater risk for throat cancer than smoking
Replies: 65
Views: 9547

Re: Oral Sex: Greater risk for throat cancer than smoking

Just to be clear, are they talking about -on boy or -on girl oral sex here? The article doesn't mention it. "Doctors [who may or may not be onthe payroll of the vaccine manufacture] have called for boys to be vaccinated against HPV just like teenage girls to stop the spread of the disease.&quo...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 11896

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

"My father and mother were honest, though poor—" "Skip all that!" cried the Bellman in haste. "If it once becomes dark, there's no chance of a Snark— We have hardly a minute to waste!" 1/3rd of a pregnancy Technically, a trimester is a period of three months, not a thi...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 11896

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

If the bill's intent is just meaning to put a wanted fetus in the category of a baby, BINGO!, or allmost, the bill says nothing about fetus, I suspect the sponsoers would like to include embryo as well. this seems reasonable. to the people the sponsers of the bill want voting for them, yes, to some...
by KittenKaboodle
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.
Replies: 548
Views: 48265

Re: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.

I hate to get off topic :oops: , but I heard on the news this morning ( http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/02/08/133596340/gop-takes-latest-abortion-fight-to-the-tax-code ) that (if I may be allowed to paraphrase) "the GOP Protect Life Act ...doesn't stand a snowball's chance in Hell" Ba...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8756

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

I can agree with the principle of bandwidth capping, but charging two dollars per extra gig is ridiculous. I could understand 5-10 cents/GB, but... no. You darn kids got off my lawn! :wink: Y'all are making me feel old, I remember when Compuserve advertized that one could could download a "flo...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio Battery
Replies: 24
Views: 2231

Re: Bio Battery

Would it be comparable to trying to get thousands of ants onto a conveyor belt to generate electricity from their walking? That's really clever, :D , but no, thousands of ants on a treadmill could actualy "work" wouldn't really be practical, but it imagine it is many orders of magnitude l...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Topfree Movement: Wanting to Have Ones Cake and Eat It Too
Replies: 205
Views: 19334

Re: Topfree Movement: Wanting to Have Ones Cake and Eat It T

Bad laws are subjective. Bad reasoning is subjective. No, they aren't. Do you need examples of 'bad laws', or examples of 'bad reasoning' While I don't need any examples of laws that you (or I ) subjectivly consider bad, if you have some examples of laws that are objectilvy bad, I'd be intested. An...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape
Replies: 254
Views: 23472

Re: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

What the hell is wrong with them? Who exactly are they trying to appeal to with this bill? It can't do anything to help them politically (unless they are focusing entirely on getting the votes of batshit conservatives, which are a minority), and I don't see how it could actually do any good otherwi...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada's Health Care System in Dire Straights
Replies: 36
Views: 4310

Re: Canada's Health Care System in Dire Straights

You know, I love being a Canadian. And one of the distinct things about being a Canadian is our Health Care system, which is clearly superior to the American system and is indeed an example of a great system the world over.[snip]What do you think? Cute title :D I think that if one is a millionare a...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 42488

Re: 0852: "Local g"

For what it's worth I didn't notice the typo untill I came here, I was thinking about how timely this commic was since just yesterday; Is a kilgram a unit of weight? Because the kilogram is a unit of mass. Its weight, of course, varies depending on gravitational pull. Kilograms-force is as common a ...
by KittenKaboodle
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where's the beef? Not Taco Bell.
Replies: 160
Views: 13972

Re: Where's the beef? Not Taco Bell.

I myself find it refreshing that she's not suing for money. from: http://www.beasleyallen.com/webfiles/Taco-Bell-Complaint.pdf PRAYER FOR RELIEF Wherefore plaintiff prays for judment: [snip] D: Awarding palintif's attorneys' fees and costs; and E: Awarding such further relife as may be just and pro...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10598

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

I disagree that adding more words is worse. If we are going to censor words we consider offensive on public radio, we should censor all of them, not just some. Recognizing that a word IS offensive to a group of people, and censoring it makes sense. By 2050—earlier, probably—all real knowledge of Ol...
by KittenKaboodle
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 8 year old children publish scientific bee study
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Re: 8 year old children publish scientific bee study

Awwww.. But wait, Misha Lotto, said “I thought science was just like math, really boring,” If you think that you might want to avoid this: http://xkcd.com/435/ and; "A commentary by two scientists, LT Maloney & NH de Ibarra, concluded ... They lack statistical analyses ..." So kids, wh...
by KittenKaboodle
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Rotation Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Rotation Problem

Are you expected to assume that the sun’s density is both spherically symmetric, and the mass distribution of the neutron star will be similar (up to scaling) to that of the main sequence star? Or, for that matter, that the whole sun rotates as a unit? Seems kind of a stretch to me. http://xkcd.com...
by KittenKaboodle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0643: "Ohm"
Replies: 76
Views: 22226

Re: 0643: "Ohm"

I was searching for Ohm to find imformation on Georg Simon Ohm, and xkcd.com/643 was the second link Google showed me, of course I had to take a look at it. First I chortled, then I said; "WTF!" then I came here and registered, to say: James Prescott Joule Yes, Wikipedia does say: "Jo...

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