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by superglucose
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Men's brains are different!
Replies: 164
Views: 18298

Re: Men's brains are different!

Well, testosterone induces brain growth (size) and some female hormone induces brain growth (density). Men's brains are more de-centralized, allowing for ever so slightly better spacial reasoning skills, and women's are more centralized, allowing for every so slightly better whatever the other skill...
by superglucose
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?
Replies: 112
Views: 12290

Re: Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?

Well this has gotten deliciously off topic due to my poor word choice. *ahem.* What I MEANT, though clearly didn't word it properly, was that we could very possibly be the first species to invent space travel, radio, etc. This all goes back to a debate on why we haven't found signs of 'intelligent' ...
by superglucose
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?
Replies: 112
Views: 12290

Re: Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?

But how many of them support life? And it didn't just take one billion years, it took six billion years from the formation of the planet to this point.
by superglucose
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?
Replies: 112
Views: 12290

Humanity: First Sentient Speicies?

Now before I get laughed out of here... How old is the universe theorized to be? 14 billion years? And Earth is 6 billion? Now granted, this isn't my idea and I don't want to take credit for it, but if the Universe is supposed to be young, and we are about half as old as the universe is, isn't it no...
by superglucose
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8198

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

Global temperatures actually change at a fairly rapid pace. The closest ice age was about 150 years ago (over the course of 4-6 billion years: not that long a time at all, even though it was admittedly very small), and while I don't have a source (I saw it on... the History Channel. They had a hypot...
by superglucose
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0349: "Success"
Replies: 113
Views: 34248

Re: "Success" Discussion

The funniest part for me was: "Well, the Desktop's a lost cause, but I think I can fix the problems the laptop has developed." Maybe it's just because I remember one time my comp sci teacher hooking up her laptop to a friend's desktop hoping to fix something, and contracting a few system-k...
by superglucose
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 183932

Re: Religion

Well, I'm just going to toss in my two cents worth, and yall can flame me all you want: Even if God or Buddah or whoever doesn't exist... these religious texts have many truths that should be examined and taken. For example, Matthew 6:27: "And who of you by worrying can add a day to your life?&...
by superglucose
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are placebos ever a good thing?
Replies: 49
Views: 5434

Re: Are placebos ever a good thing?

No, they don't. They have positive results, but not significant. Last study I saw showed that placebo pills worked a little better than most over-the-counter medication for preventing pain, and that placebo acupuncture worked even better. I'd have to go dig for my source for a while, but it seems l...
by superglucose
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the occupation of japan
Replies: 19
Views: 2687

Re: the occupation of japan

Regardless of the definition of success, if you're just talking about the overall outcome... Japan has become a peaceful, clean, safe society with unimaginable wealth and a highly successfully republic for a government. In short, it has become everything that the US wants everyone to be.
by superglucose
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An aversion to sexual pleasure
Replies: 91
Views: 10406

Re: An aversion to sexual pleasure

Why can't he simply just not be interested in sex? Why does that have to be something wrong with him? He personally thinks sex is a selfish action. More power to him. Eventually if he wants sex, he'll stop thinking that way, or maybe he won't. Either way, that's his personality, and as it doesn't se...
by superglucose
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2346968

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Maybe this time it'll consider me still logged in? Anyways, not sure if I should do one for each forum, but I have introduced myself in the individual comic one. Me: James Sac City College student, currently doing pre-med and computer science, hoping to specialize in Neurology and/or Neurosurgery, w...
by superglucose
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 21813

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

Not only is this comic hilarious, and upside-down-ternet something I wish I could use (yeah, we encrypt our network. And by 'we' I mean the parents, I guess I could do it to them but I don't feel like listening to them scream about teh haxxors trying to steal social security numbers and viruses and ...
by superglucose
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28527

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

It comes close to my favorite XKCD ( http://xkcd.com/267/ ). It's beautiful, and it matches how I've been feeling lately. Anyone who thinks they all have to be 'funny' should go find another comic, because what I really like about this one is his uncanny ability to peg down whatever I'm feeling at a...
by superglucose
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0333: "Getting Out of Hand"
Replies: 107
Views: 22085

Re: Getting Out of Hand

Honestly my reaction to this comic has nothing to do with the content. I mean, the content was funny, but not as funny as some of the others. I think the really cool part is the artistic use of stick figures. The figures themselves are very... basic but the hair (specifically) on the girl and the sh...
by superglucose
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107217

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

This particular comic takes me back to my high school days. Every day in my Networking class, half of us would play Starcraft or Counterstrike, and other half would try something like this comic to break into the network. Our teacher nearly cried most days :wink:
by superglucose
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 96412

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Aaah... I love it. I love this comic. There are so many times I've wanted to do just that. And not because it pisses off girls or whatever, but nothing sucks more than chatrooms or games bogging down to a bunch of guys harrassing a girl.

This comic is amazing... XKCD... again... amazing.
by superglucose
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 85546

So this comic rose an ancient question in my mind. Our clocks are set to 24 hours, right? And we call 24 hours one day. Well if the planet rotates only once every 23 hours and 56 minutes (and a few seconds) how come the sunrise isnt' pushed back by four minutes every day? Shouldn't there be a point ...
by superglucose
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2346968

James

Half nerd half jock, a strange combination to be sure. I like this comic as it's the only comic on EARTH above my head on occasion.

anything else I need to say? No? Good.
by superglucose
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 32818

I've never seen the one this comic references, or goatse or tubgirl, but I've heard horror stories.

I HAVE been tricked into going to meatspin though. I actually threw up afterwards... but that could've been the stomach virus I had.
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 142471

Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

I didn't know whether to put this in the comp science (it didn't seem to fit) or here... and I'm sure this exists somewhere else, but I couldn't find it. Of course, my post-finding skills are sub par... so I apologise if this is a redundant topic. Alright, I was one of those people who hated comment...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12354

First: ROP C++/Java, which I took Java so I could take the AP test. I got a 1 :cry: of course, I know why I got a one. The class was free-form, you got the lecture as you needed it... so no one was in exactly in the same place. There were about thirty 'lectures' to go through in supposedly two years...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer science vs. software engineering?
Replies: 39
Views: 43511

Oh no, it doesn't have to do with the how computers work? Aww... and here all my hopes were getting up! Oh well, math is still fun :wink:
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Glow-in-the-dark stars + surveying
Replies: 8
Views: 2297

OOooh... I did this when I was like seven. I painted the room all dark blue, like really dark blue. I used stickers instead of paint, but my dad printed out a star chart for summer and made transperancies, and used an overhead projector. I loved it... it was so cool to look up and see the stars even...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 475299

Alright, here's one: Take an ordinary nine volt, and a bunch of steel wool. Like, a huge bunch... and hold one end of it (I do this with some sort of holder) and touch the connectors of the 9volt. If you've ever wondered how to light a fire in the rain, here you go! Next test, soak the steel wool, s...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Random Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Random Idea

So for a while back, I was wondering about the concept of a solid-fuel car. Maybe use sodium burning in water, or potassium (admittedly in extremally small amounts) in a normal cylander engine or something like that. I do not care about efficiency or whether or not gasoline would be better/cheaper. ...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Burning salt water
Replies: 49
Views: 6508

Wow... I wish I could take back my vote. I didn't click the link first, and assumed we were looking for some way to get salt water to participate in some form of combustion. I assumed just adding potassium or sodium would do the trick. But now that I read it... The radio frequencies act to weaken th...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hunt the Wumpus
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

If this is what I think it is, I never played it beyond testing my own code. It was a pain in the but...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer science vs. software engineering?
Replies: 39
Views: 43511

I'm just going to say that even though I wasn't the origional poster, this helped me out a lot! What I really want to do is neurology, but with an emphasis of uncovering just how our brain works. So CS is more up my alley with the theoretical component. That always drove me nuts about my programing ...
by superglucose
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 105682

What was the formula for the upper bound? It is, with simple alegebra, which took me much too long to do, 2*age-14 Edit:Apparently my math AND grammar skills are off at quarter after midnight. Heh... the upper bound for a seven year old ends up being 0. I love tracing what this calculation does at ...

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