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by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 97715

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D In fact, NULL <> * anything * Get your head around THAT one. I think jsd1982 meant that 'NULL' IS NOT NULL in every database he's encountered. lol. SQL is such a hacked up language, not unlike english. That is indeed what I meant...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

MotorToad wrote:... should not of been.
I see what you're trying to do there ;)

PS I use "they" for genderless singular references because there's nothing else out there that really works. Actually, come to think of it, that annoys me.
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 97715

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

jsd1982 wrote:Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D
In fact, NULL <> *anything*
Get your head around THAT one.
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 97715

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

lol @ Happler's avatar
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Moo wrote:...Or it's very very early in the morning.
*sheepish smile*
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Wow. Some of you are getting really bent out of shape! This is the Internet. if you don't carry at least a moderately thick skin your days are numbered. Two sterotypes: Geeks = sex starved morons. Girls = only concerned with buying shoes and makeup on ebay and making hideously eyemelting MySpace pr...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Onoz! The Internets IS broken. It does say Foriegn again.
Someone, somewhere, is messing with us. Or with the Grammar Nazis. Or it's very very early in the morning.
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Randall's hobby: creating comics to see which ones spawn the longest or most off-topic discussions in the fora.
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Also, what's up with 'that'? Is it more proper to put it in or leave it out, or does it matter? Also also, what's up with 'that that'? Is that a valid case of word redundancy, or a case where the first 'that' is that 'that' that should be omitted? Would you say "I think that he is a grammar na...
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

KingAl wrote:What's wrong with "Oh my goodness!"? :P
Your simple logic has stumped me. :P
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

I especially hate when someone tries to refer to a nauger as an auger. What the hell is an auger? Or when they talk about newts as though there were an animal by that name. It's an ewte, people. C'mon, stop being so goddamn dense! No Moo didn't. *confused* Simply using the term "nazi" fli...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Also, I know it should be shan't but since it already sounds obscure I prefer to take it one step further with shalln't . I'm like that. I prefer viri and computer mouses and other stuff I make up. At best people don't even notice and at worst it's a fun conversation (argument?) starter. If you mea...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Dragonhawk, I was quoting Dr. A. R. Dykes, British Institution of Structural Engineers: "Engineering is the art of modeling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no re...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

schrodingersduck wrote:stuff about "shall"
I contract "shall not" and I have no idea if I'm supposed/allowed to. "We shall just have to wait and see, shalln't we?" I love it, it sounds quirky.

Grammar-/spelling-/ye-olde-Englifh-Nazzis? Thoughts?
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 56277

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

evilninjax wrote:At first, i thot this was going to be a Schroedinger's Cat jok.
I like to think RM did that on purpose, knowing we would.
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

DragonHawk wrote:...but from an anal-retentive engineer-mindset point of view...
Modelling terms we do not wholly understand into words we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess in such a way that the public at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance? :)
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0236: "Collecting Double-Takes"
Replies: 159
Views: 62833

Re: "Collecting Double-Takes" Discussion

Not sexually suggestive, I know, but my bf decided to lose some weight, and we had a few friends' birthdays coming up. So I went to the checkout with a month's supply of diet shakes and three boxes of chocolates. Felt a bit weird.
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

The scariest thing is that some people cannot spot the misspelling/whatever-you-want-to-call-it to save their lives, no matter how much you tell them to look at it. I would argue that that is the second scariest thing. The scariest thing is that this kind of thing gets used so often people start th...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 49313

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Pet grammar peeve (this seems to be new but growing in popularity):
"I should of checked my grammar before posting".
by Moo
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0085: "Paths"
Replies: 19
Views: 10746

Re:

http://www.ultra-premium.com/images/uni-path.png Well the obvious solution is to take a slide-type apparatus with you and slide down the grass. A water-spraying frontal attachment could be considered for when it hasn't rained to reduce the coefficient of friction? Other points to ponder could be a ...
by Moo
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 56277

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

KevorkianKat wrote:You'd be surprised at how easily bobcats fit into your everyday language if you try :)

Really? I had no bobcat! I'll have to try it.
*cringes. apologises*
by Moo
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 36131

Re: Lojban Discussion

I wouldn't continue to use a phrase that I came up with if no one knew what I meant. What I'm saying is that I have just as much a right to be inventive in spanish and german as native speakers do. And even if I were to say something that doesn't follow grammar rules, if it's comprehensible, it's r...
by Moo
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

GirlNoir wrote:clever and enlightened things

Nice one.
by Moo
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 36131

Re: Lojban Discussion

stuff Fair enough. But as (a) someone for whom English is a second language and (b) someone trying to teach my English husband a new language, I wonder if you realise just how huge a part of a language is made up by those evolved/coloquial rules you shun. The language isn't just the words published...
by Moo
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

In some geeky environments, I've learned that to earn the respect of my peers, I either have to be much smarter or better skilled than every other man -- which in some cases becomes threatening and causes resentment -- or I can show my boobs. "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as me...
by Moo
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 36131

Re: Lojban Discussion

I'm always annoyed, when learning another language, when someone (usually a professor) tells me, "yes, that's grammatically correct... but they just don't say it that way!" and they mean that if I say it that way, I'll be "wrong". They want me to learn and mimic the 'spanish' th...
by Moo
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

If you walked into room filled with whites (except for a few blacks) there's no reason to feel offended if someone asks if you're wearing blackface or if you're really black, especially if until recently blacks hadn't been visiting that room. In the United States at least, I expect doing so could c...
by Moo
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Take this, for example. Someone posts that they got Red Hat running on a cash registrar from 1995. I would think it to be entirely justified in saying "pics or it didn't happen." By this logic, if one considers females on the Internet an outlandish claim (and some people do! "no wome...
by Moo
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 53996

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

archgoon wrote:Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers! Devel*hic*opers...

Devil*hic*copters?
by Moo
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 53996

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

rxninja wrote:Now that I see everyone else talking about it on here, I don't feel so crazy anymore.

This is universally true for me about xkcd and its forums :)
by Moo
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Options observed so far: (a) Choose to disbelieve everyone unless proven wrong (a la Zecro). Justification: lots of people lie. (b) Choose to believe everyone unless proven wrong. Justification: no harm if you're wrong. How about option (c): none of the above. I take the same view regarding these th...
by Moo
Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2164918

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD - The one you actually post in

Post probably too long. <shrug> BTW: what does "pwn" mean? I'm techie, but not 'nettie and I'm missing out on a LOT of 'net slang. "Pwn" is a slang term that implies domination and/or humiliation of a rival. For example, if I pwned you (pronounced "owned' or "poned&quo...
by Moo
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Gloria, williamager, Sparky and others; you're right. My arguments only work for the "understanding a girlfriend" rather than "understanding a woman" scenario so maybe not entirely relevant. In relationships, I maintain that our heads work really differently than men's and I ofte...
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Thank you. I've been trying to tell people this forever. As someone pointed out earlier, surely I'd have a harder time understanding a woman from another country than a man from my own. I'm not sure I agree. You would have more trouble understanding a woman from another country's language or her cu...
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Fortuantly, I was raised to be polite to women, but that is (apperently) often not the case. Please tell me you meant to say you were raised to be polite to people, not treating women as some special exception. I'm pretty sure EpeeGnome meant "I was raised to be polite to people including wome...
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

mybadluck22 wrote:Anyway, I'm sure they exist, but I haven't met many if any girl programmers that I enjoy talking to much. Oh well!

Hello.
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

williamager, I used to work in the White Lion hotel in Aldeburgh a lifetime ago! I hated it :x
Vegrandis mundus.
(yes I googled an English Latin translator. I am not ashamed of this. All the Latin I know comes from Asterix or Discworld novels. Or Biology).
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

williamager wrote:An awful, awful lot.
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 91232

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

SirOmega wrote:If there are girls around, does this mean I have to wear pants?


Pix plz

;-P
by Moo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2164918

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD - The one you actually post in

Well, not away. Helps though.

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