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by WibblyWobbly
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47248

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Re "fuck you", since I'm such a Pinker fanboy I should mention that he goes into some depth on this in (iirc) The stuff of thought . The general idea is that the nonsensical "fuck" phrases are derived from previous religious curses as sexual swearing took over from religious. He...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47248

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

No, not really.
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47248

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Induction is impossible. Read Popper. Godwin's Law, corollary II (Popper's Law): If you include the words "Read Popper." in any post, for whatever reason, you've immediately lost the argument. Go sit by a lake. We are talking about the delicious meatballs served at Fhisy Joe's, right? My ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"
Replies: 93
Views: 77069

Re: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"

I prefer to think of it as "perphlorningif", but without the "perphlornin".
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552944

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

So last time, I mentioned Goat Simulator. Was never actually going to buy that. Serious question time: Ikaruga? Played a bit of the demo, and it was pretty cool, but heard it was 5 levels long, and I tend to like games with some depth. But sometimes you just want a good bullet-hell sort of game, rig...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552944

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Hmm, does anyone think Goat Simulator is going to be discounted any more than 20%?
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552944

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I got there late, but it's still only $5. So, done. Let's see if it's anything as good as people say. It will almost surely be $2.50 on Steam this week, if not lower. Remember folks, isthereanydeal.com is your friend. http://isthereanydeal.com/#/page:game/price?plain=systemshockii For a difference ...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552944

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

System Shock 2 on GOG for $1.99 for LESS THAN ONE HOUR past the time of this post. Buy it. Also: Abe's Exoddus ($1.49) Papers Please ($2.99), Brutal Legend ($2.99), and Rainbow Six ($2.49) Under 40 minutes left. gogogogogo to gog I got there late, but it's still only $5. So, done. Let's see if it's...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu May 29, 2014 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What PIE do you like best?
Replies: 46
Views: 17137

Re: What PIE do you like best?

natraj wrote:blueberry-maple


I have never heard of this before, but it sounds amazing.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon May 26, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3535010

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Rant: I was reading the poem "The Chaos" (here) , but stopped part-way. The author rhymes "Terpsichore" with "trickery", when it actually rhymes with "beer" (or at least does so a lot more closely than with "trickery"). Edit: "enough" does...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat May 24, 2014 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

by WibblyWobbly
Sat May 24, 2014 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: Madnessed

Goranson wrote:This post had objectionable content.


Rare to see someone double-down so quickly on being an absolutely abhorrent human being. Congrats.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat May 24, 2014 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I refused to read 30 pages of internet fighting, and I never expressed interest in reading 30 pages of internet fighting. addams facetiously expressed interest in reading a single post, and then when I provided him with simple directions he got bitchy, so I asked him to fuck off. How the fuck is me...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed May 21, 2014 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749946

Re: Today I Learned

SecondTalon wrote:Hock. Not hawk.

But I feel for you.

Actually, 3hawk seems to be the original term. If you're referring to phlegm, that is.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue May 20, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger warning: classic literature]
Replies: 314
Views: 39825

Re: [Trigger warning: classic literature]

Angua wrote:I find it interesting that quite a few people have conflated being triggered with being offended.

I agree completely, except I'd have replaced "interesting" with "profoundly disappointing."
by WibblyWobbly
Sun May 11, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

So... people with consistent ethical systems don't ever change them? What? I wouldn't know for sure, since I haven't meant anyone who is consistent in that fashion. I infer it. Since if an ethical system is consistent across the board what point of attack could you bring to bear on it that could hi...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu May 08, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the internet
Replies: 57
Views: 15891

Re: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the inter

And yeah, copyright law in the US is a tangled mess that often gets abused. That said, if you can't make the burden of proof for "these things are false and malicious", then you probably shouldn't have takedown rights. Note that the truth is an affirmative defense against libel, so demons...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed May 07, 2014 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28547

Re: 1365: "Inflation"

SecondTalon wrote:The Universe is a basketball. Pray we never be dunked.


Oh, it's inevitable that this universe will be dunked. I just hope the funk is not faked when it happens.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue May 06, 2014 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Heisenberg wrote:You really don't see how that was funny? Have you not read the thread? :D

There are very few things in this thread I would classify as "funny" and even fewer that are clarified by being a dick about it.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon May 05, 2014 1:09 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Los Angeles area
Replies: 30
Views: 35081

Re: [US] Los Angeles area

I'd go. But; That may be the Kiss of Death upon your gathering. I hope it goes well. WibblyWobbly? Why would a person move to LA? With the whole world to choose from, why choose there? Well, it was to be for a job, but it looks like I won't be taking that job after all. Instead, moving across the s...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun May 04, 2014 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

jmdoman wrote:Preachy, not remotely funny or clever, and an insultingly simplistic
commentary on current controversies.
So... Not my favorite xkcd comic.

I thought you were supposed to say "Not cool, not funny, not a good comic."
by WibblyWobbly
Sat May 03, 2014 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552944

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Are either of the Force Unleashed games worth $7? Always wanted to try them, but then I see the review scores and wonder if it's better to save that money.
by WibblyWobbly
Fri May 02, 2014 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

So if I want to live in a bulding but don't have enough money to buy a building for myself...? Have you really missed all of the other arguments about this that have happened here? I'm always more than happy to explain how I would have things work and why and how I would work around the various pro...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235766

Re: Fluff

Also: "You one kooky French bitch."
"Icelandic bitch."

Sometimes I reload pages ST has posted on just to rewind the gif. I lead a sad and miserable life. :)
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

And again: That is not what "opinion" means. A false belief about a factual claim is a mistaken factual belief, not an opinion. Something doesn't become an opinion just as soon as it's both sincerely believed and wrong. Actually, yes, it does. The term "opinion" in the dictionar...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Weeks wrote:I too can join a thread and not read anything in it so I can smugly post something that has been said and refuted dozens of times before.

Bet you can't.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 22880

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

According to the FCC filings related to this device Really, you read the FCC filings? How about a link? Seriously!? Why do I even bother? Could someone please confirm for me that when I post a link, it's actually visible to other people? Because I get asked to re-link shit basically 90% of the time...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

gmalivuk wrote:
Stargazer71 wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Stargazer71 wrote:I have yet to see any evidence that I could make a reasonable statement
That's the most reasonable statement you've made so far!

Q.E.D.

How is quantum electrodynamics even remotely on topic?

It's kind of like "so's your face". It's always on-topic.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

My views on gay marriage are far more complicated than a straight up yes/no opinion. I won't divulge them, because it will undoubtedly result in more people bashing me as being an intolerant bigot. Oh come now, no one will leap to bash your opinions unless they're bigoted! Are they bigoted? Nobody ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

>> JudeMorrigan wondered: >> >> Serious, non-judgmental question: is English your first language? No, it was baby talk. So, what does your serious, non-judgemental question mean? Do you have a reference I could look up for "coloring the text"? IS that English? I feel like I've slipped thr...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 182561

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

On a forum where it seems to be considered good, clean fun to change the words of another person's posts to make them look ridiculous, how am I to know what something as sinister-sounding as "calling shenanigans" is 'code' for? I don't trust anyone here, and I DO take that as a threat to ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235766

Re: Fluff

I was with you until the carrots. Then you lost me completely with cabbage.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235766

Re: Fluff

WibblyWobbly wrote:Nothing to do with bromelains, right?
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235766

Re: Fluff

Nothing to do with bromelains, right?
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

So, kids, what have learned today from the great Franklin? You have to kiss the asses of people from a higher station, and if you're a really skilled asskisser, you might become one of the ass-kissed yourself. Or not, but then people won't tell stories about you in the future. No, Franklin patently...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I especially love how the "can't fight fire with fire" thing came up in a discussion where no one was doing anything like that. It might be a valid point to raise in a world where there are bands of murdergays, but in the real world all that happened here was a boycott and a bit of financ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

taking as a given for a moment that not wanting to change the definition of a word is bigoted FTFY. Secondly, if that's all you're really against - changing the definition of a word - you'd better get out to the offices of the OED pronto, because they're changing all sorts of definitions, all the t...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749946

Re: Today I Learned

tastelikecoke wrote:Why drink diluted sugar when you can eat an actual cake?


Because if I ate cake as often as I drink water, people would think something's wrong with me.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9208

Re: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread

What do you mean by "experiment?" Is there a thing you are trying to test? I am hoping that by getting photons that have these frequency ratios to interact I can get something interesting to happen. The problem is I am having trouble finding LED's that correspond to these ratios so I need...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 86062

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

He has the right to speak his piece. He did. And he shouldn't be punished for that. Sorry. You can and should be judged by the company you keep. The ideas you espouse. The speech you make. The groups you support. The causes you champion. You are the sum of your actions, and your actions - from hold...

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