Search found 555 matches

by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

Then you go on to say that decimals are too confusing for you to use. And it's not just you, it's apparently Swordfish, e946, and gmalivuk as well. I blame the public schools. You basically just called us all idiots there. Way to take the high road, man. I think that if you guys had any experience ...
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just how gullible and stupid do some people think we are?
Replies: 14
Views: 3202

Did someone throw the bullets at her house or something, instead of shooting them?
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favourite shape/symbol?
Replies: 77
Views: 8687

Is that the human transmutation circle from Full Metal Alchemist?
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

Blasphemy, base 12 is the one true way. Zero was the temperature of an equal salt and ice mixture in equilibrium, and, using intervals of 12 , set the warm point at body temperature (more specifically, the armpit temperature of his wife), which was 96 degrees. What was your problem with Fahrenheit ...
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favourite shape/symbol?
Replies: 77
Views: 8687

Dodecahedron... Mainly because of the name.

Really though, I'm a fan of the Taijitu. Mainly because, when I put some thought into the meaning of the symbol, it seems like the best way to describe the universe.
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

Average temperature being an average over 24 hours, then averaged for the month? Because there are rather large fluctuations in temperature throughout the day in winter here (I suspect due to the very low humidity of cold air), and it's not uncommon to go a week or two with lows in the -20, with a ...
by Swordfish
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

And zenten, your inability to feel temperature change of up to 2 degrees Celsius (I assume that's what you're referring to as the sensible system) makes me wonder if you have any feeling in your body what-so-ever, should you not be exaggerating. I don't believe that you can tell the difference eith...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 33118

He single handedly brought down the Temple University mainframe while trying to do some FORTRAN homework. I fork bombed a server (accidentally) doing my OS homework once. The sysadmin quickly set up limits to how much individual accounts could munge the system. I wasn't the only one to fork bomb th...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

The freezing point of water wasn't the low point for the scale. Fahrenheit didn't just take the freezing point of water and say "Okay, 32 it is." Zero was the temperature of an equal salt and ice mixture in equilibrium, and, using intervals of 12, set the warm point at body temperature (mo...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

Freezing point of water = useless and arbitrary. Hell, doesn't pressure change the freezing point? Making 0C Just as arbitrary as 0 F? Sure does. I tried to get a phase diagram for water loaded onto here, but photobucket didn't like the one I got off of one of my professors online notes. By the way...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 33118

Gah! I hate FORTRAN. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate it. Though I'm a little disappointed because I didn't live up to my father's FORTRAN standards. He single handedly brought down the Temple University mainframe while trying to do some FORTRAN homework. That being said, why did I have to learn a progr...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Swordfish, it was probably your partner's fault. If you were often asking her, begging her on bended knee, what she wanted so you could make her happy, it's her fault for not telling you. Well that makes me feel better. Whenever I asked her what she wanted me to do, I always got an "I don't kn...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

I'd like to point out (again, living in New Hampshire), that I've seen rain at less than 32F and snow at greater than 32F. The tempature at surface level does not indicate what kind of precipitation you could get. Which was part of my point in saying "Oh you think it's that easy, do you?"...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

As a meteorologist, it is more useful, because it gives a handy reference point at the temperature where water usually freezes. Simple test: If it's below zero, you can get snow. If it's not, you can get rain. Oh you think it's that easy, do you? Decimals are not unprofessional. They are a perfectl...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Ladies! Speak up! Pants down! I agree! I also agree on a more serious note. My last girlfriend didn't really tell me anything having to do with the physical, I kinda had to guess the whole time. Also she was convinced that she was a noisy one, but I only ever managed a few squeaks out of her, not s...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2784036

pollywog wrote:Confession: When I grow up, I want to be a wine taster. That would be frikkin' sweet.


You do realize that professional wine tasters don't actually swallow the wine, right?
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

I don't understand how anyone can like Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit is retarded. If you need to be more precise than one degree Celsisus for the temperature, and you are afraid to use a decimal point, you probably shouldn't be going outside anyways. I should note that Celsius is not the scientific standa...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: animated -> live action
Replies: 21
Views: 2957

Wait. I must be missing something here. Cowboy Bebop was made into live action? When the hell did that happen? I must be living under a rock or something. It's nice and cool under here. It wasn't (specifically) made into a live action show, though Firefly is quite similar. I think that CatProximity...
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16681

I can tell you what the weather will be like... and probably be wrong about it.

I just made myself sad. :cry:
by Swordfish
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: animated -> live action
Replies: 21
Views: 2957

So far Bebop takes the cake. Damn straight. Also, PatrickRsGhost, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" is awesome. Anyway, I'm fairly against the whole animated to live action thing. On thing being that I get so used to the voices in the animated version, that I won't accept any actor playing a cha...
by Swordfish
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

CreemyNougat wrote:
Swordfish wrote:Killed by saxmaniac, who obviously never heard the term "sausage-fest."

This thread should be a clambake anyway, shouldn't it?


Well yeah, but my sausage-fest joke was directed at the man thread and was in response to Ren's post about how the woman thread surpassed the man thread.
by Swordfish
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pi's Utopia
Replies: 63
Views: 6110

First, the family issue. If you're going to encourage social shunning of families that have more than two children (which is completely wrong as far as I'm concerned) what about families that have one? They're certainly not doing their job to maintain the specie, do they get shunned too? What about ...
by Swordfish
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

...

R.I.P.

My sausage-fest joke.

August 14, 2007 0409 GMT - August 14, 2007 0413 GMT

Killed by saxmaniac, who obviously never heard the term "sausage-fest."
by Swordfish
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Ren wrote:Hey ladies! We're beating the guys' thread again! Woo!


Ah, the guy thread sucks, that place is a real sausage-fest.

I'll go back to silently watching apocralypse bounce now.
by Swordfish
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game I forgot the name of...
Replies: 29
Views: 4584

The Roman one is Caesar. I have 3 and 4, pretty fun games.
by Swordfish
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Alisto wrote:
Insignificant Deification wrote:the Iron Fist of DOOM.


That sounds like one thing that should remain sexually repressed.


Iron Fist?

I think this just ruined that character forever for me...
by Swordfish
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Alisto wrote:
marshlight wrote:I am going to send the meetup baked goods if I cannot go, it is decided.


:evil:


Oh man, speaking in uncertainties about the meetup is sure to invoke the wrath of Alisto.

Also, ID is the destroyer of sexual repression.
by Swordfish
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pi's Utopia
Replies: 63
Views: 6110

Call me pessimistic, but I don't see this happening. War, to me, seems like a byproduct of civilization. If you wish to have civilization, then you really should be expecting war. Also, it seems to be overly wishful thinking that everything can be solved by talking it out. Once again, call me pessi...
by Swordfish
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Style
Replies: 97
Views: 8154

My wardrobe consists mostly of black shirts which advertise bands that most of your parents listen to (Cow probably listens to a few of them), and an array of jeans and jean shorts for the appropriate time of year. I wear sandals for about 9 months out of the year, and the other three I wear some he...
by Swordfish
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pi's Utopia
Replies: 63
Views: 6110

Re: Pi's Utopia

Yakk wrote:
3.14159265... wrote:1- No wars, violence (rarely), due to the fact that humans have realized wars are stupid, and there are better ways to solve their problems.


And what happens if a group of people choose to arm for war?


Those who pound their swords into plowshares will plow the fields for those who don't.
by Swordfish
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pi's Utopia
Replies: 63
Views: 6110

Re: Pi's Utopia

I think I'll jump in on this one. 1- No wars, violence (rarely), due to the fact that humans have realized wars are stupid, and there are better ways to solve their problems. Call me pessimistic, but I don't see this happening. War, to me, seems like a byproduct of civilization. If you wish to have ...
by Swordfish
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Isn't the word fanny a slang term for vagina in the UK? Yes. Not sure how it came about, but it's tantamount to swearing in most places where they care about that sort of shit, such as school. Which is why I'm surprised that several episodes of The Simpsons say 'fanny' somewhere, and they're still ...
by Swordfish
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's an atheist?
Replies: 158
Views: 12756

It's a lot simpler to simply decide that the big bang itself is the first cause, and not having to bring a chain of things we have no evidence for into the equation. I believe it was Stephen Hawking who said: Asking what happened before the Big Bang is like asking "What's north of the north po...
by Swordfish
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810770

It's got a ghost though! So i t's more like a fellow soldier than a weapon (confirmed in 2nd GiG with the "full members of the squad" thing.) Yes, they're in robot bodies, and underdeveloped ghosts (thus children, and just starting to develop individuality), but they're not just weaponry....
by Swordfish
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's an atheist?
Replies: 158
Views: 12756

Hm, I kinda tough to classify here here cause I just don't spend any time thinking about it. I suppose I'm more concerned with what is in front of me instead of what may or may not be in front of me. Anyway I voted on the atheist side due to the phrase "not big on the whole 'God' thing."
by Swordfish
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810770

Your dislike of the Tachis makes me cry. They're supposed be endearing like small children! (They did it much better in 2nd GiG though, and they were badass there to boot!) I'm a little obsessed with them, to be honest. *points at avatar, plus Tachikoma plushie, plus model kit, plus "My Other ...
by Swordfish
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3443564

Meaux_Pas wrote:Wiki tells me that the high heel originated as a way to keep feet in stirrups, which makes perfect sense to me. Also explains how cowoboy boots can be at once both manly, and kinda girly.


Plus, it was one Wikipedia, so it must be true! :D
by Swordfish
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810770

Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop, a million times Cowboy Bebop. Hope I made that clear enough. Other than that: Full Metal Panic: Souske Sagura is pretty kick ass, but also delightfully awkward, plus giant robots will pretty much win me over. That brings me to... Gundam series: Mobile Suit Gundam, despite...
by Swordfish
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54455

So really, I guess I like my life the way it is. Standard for everyday life, metric for science. This is my opinion, as well. Do Americans and the British really not use metric measurements in science? That seems odd to me, because for as long as I took science classes (through high school), we alw...
by Swordfish
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tornado Sighting
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

So much for living in Tornado Alley. I've only ever seen one, and it never actually touched the ground. It was just several blocks from our house. This is something a lot of people don't think about. Even if you live in tornado alley, the actual odds of you seeing a tornado are pretty slim. I've go...

Go to advanced search