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by Sableagle
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 111291

Re: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"

If every baseball team starts employing relativistic pitchers, will there be no more baseball, or will teams continue to play baseball but do it by proxy outside the main stadiums, using jumpers for bases?
by Sableagle
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 254761

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I thought I recalled reading a rare SFW Oglaf comic that juxtaposes a bunch of old cliches, along the lines of "This is all a dream", "This is a hallucination", "You're actually in hell", and so on. Unfortunately I can't seem to find it in any of the SFW Oglaf dumps an...
by Sableagle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

... we, the people already living in a country, are deciding on who and how many and under what conditions other people get to live in the country with us. Second time of reading this, something about the tyrrany of the majority hit me: you didn't specify "born elsewhere." I know you said...
by Sableagle
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

"Comes from a country where a majority of people have handspans greater than one ninth their height" might be enough for someone, or maybe "aren't blonde." That's "More of the world should belong to people who are more like me," a very common sentiment.
by Sableagle
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2123
Views: 688839

Re: Something on Youtube

A box opens. It closes again. A balloon pops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1suKaRdfaM4
by Sableagle
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2054: "Data Pipeline"
Replies: 30
Views: 4819

Re: 2054: "Data Pipeline"

So long as you plan for the scripts to break periodically, there's nothing wrong with the basic idea. The trick is planning for them to break and keeping the conglomeration robust rather than having everything collapse when something weird comes in... A supermarket chain over here failed to include...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

They also didn't go on record saying that, although it was a good proposal for pretty much everybody concerned, had huge support among the population in all states and was already being offered by a lot of companies without being law, they'd vote *not* to make bereaved parent leave an entit...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90128
Views: 8684567

Re: Thoughts for ships

When you don't know whether it's real, a phishing scam or just junk email and ask Gootra for help: Good luck <airborne riding in the clouds;> coming < also confirmed the effect of returning to life. > Existing <I have my personality, conscience, not money to buy. My music is dedicated to the motherl...
by Sableagle
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4398
Views: 643502

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I agree that Donald Trump's well-documented history of infidelity before marrying Melania would, indeed, have given Melania a pretty good inkling of what she would probably be in for in the infidelity department. The infidelity department is the absolute least of it. Their marital issues are really...
by Sableagle
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4398
Views: 643502

Re: The Darker Side of the News

At this point, they should go after Trump's wife, and deport her. I don't dislike the woman. I loth her husband. I just went looking for the column along the lines of: "Dear Melania, I have a spare room." Couldn't help thinking at the time that maybe someone else needs that room more than...
by Sableagle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability of dying on impact from space debris
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Re: Probability of dying on impact from space debris

Among the difficulties would be combining the latitudinal distribution of space debris with that of humanity and coming up with a probability that it's on course for a person. That splatter from a toilet seat, though? The Impact Effects Program has limiting lower bounds. I went for a 1 m iron ball a...
by Sableagle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

I'm no expert on the US justice system, but am I right in thinking that the more money an accused person has, the more times the case is likely to get elevated to the next court up, that the Supreme Court is the top level and can overrule anything any lower court says, that precedent established by ...
by Sableagle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

natraj wrote:7 degree rise in global temperature by the end of the century

7°F or C?
by Sableagle
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90128
Views: 8684567

Re: Thoughts for ships

https://youtu.be/3jstaBeXgAs?t=52 https://youtu.be/MK0SrxBC1xs?t=14 "There is not a motivation, apart from simple theft, that would necessitate developing the skills, which are not insignificant, required to do this." - someone who's never spent much time around gamers or security services.
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

And if nothing else, "America First" is just morally indefensible in its own right . It's not morally indefensible. It's like paying your mortgage and bills, providing food and clothing for your spouse and children, and installing a home security system for their protection rather than le...
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

Right, once people don't have to associate with people who also sell harder drugs to get their weed, it'll be interesting to see how other drug usage changes. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it When the drugs came, th...
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

Another problem with illegal immigration has little to do with U.S. immigration policies, namely how shitfuckingly violent many south american countries have become, thanks in no small part to U.S. drug policy. Well, what's the alternative? What are you going to do, look at other countries' handlin...
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 7871

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

Carteeg_Struve wrote:"Someone is WRONG on the internet. I just have to find them first."

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I have to go. Somewhere, wrong stuff is being posted.
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522974

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Also a kind of butterfly: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Polygonia_c-album_qtl2.jpg https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/184F4/production/_97127599_mediaitem97127598.jpg ... which recently gave up on eating hop plants in southern England and started breeding on stinging n...
by Sableagle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522974

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

That one needs more than a comma. With or without the comma it still means the parent bit the handler on the hand.

"During a tussle, the dog handler released his dog, which then bit a parent on the hand."
by Sableagle
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

the third woman has gone public with her statement . "Articles by this author" link at the bottom of that: Here’s what’s happening in Trump’s America: Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegation against ...
by Sableagle
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

How hard would it be to find out how much he drinks now? In reading down that Twitter thread, I found a "what he should have said" thing with a rather peculiar paragraph: Over half of my law clerks have been women. These women have been some of the brightest and hardest working clerks I ha...
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 13119

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

There is plenty ....................................................... of bad .............. ................ poetry out there, and some .................................. of it ............................................ surely has poorly .................................. placed ...................
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

... even still, each accusation would have to be taken on its own first and as part of the group second. If an accusation has to be "95% likely true" before you accept it, do you ignore ten 94% credible accusations or note that 1 - (0.06 10 ) is 99.99999999999939533824% and conclude that ...
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 13119

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

I honestly don't mind if someone wants to alternate 12- and 10-syllable lines or use ABABCDEEDC rhyming patterns or reverse the rhyme system so the lines start out the same and then get different. If someone just adds lots of dots, spaces and line feeds to their sentence, though, that's not a poem. ...
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 9540

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

Well, I can't top a goon Show reference, so have a holiday photograph. I read this comic and thought, "Isn't this how local time already works in parts of Arabia?" http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag332/DiscoverPersia18Nov2014/PA281163sundial_zps7ba518d2.jpg You send out the call to pra...
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 19802

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

Again, what dictionary has a realistic shot of shaping the English language as a whole? Apart from that, the assertion was that because some prescriptivist dicitonary did not list a meaning of a word, therefore that meaning is "wrong." Do you really think that's what determines correctnes...
by Sableagle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28597
Views: 3341916

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Thesh wrote:There is already an entire board for screaming at the world.

The Billboard Top 100?
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 13119

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

Spoiler for furry webcomic. Yes, really! http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/comic/BD502.08-02-04.gif http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/comic/BD505.08-02-15.gif http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/comic/BD508.08-02-25.gif http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/comic/BD512.08-03-10.gif I don't actually like the propo...
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

For anyone saying the therapist's notes don't match the client's story: ... at least one person (two? I can't remember now) ... Behold the power of "Chinese Whispers." Have a conversation, try to relay it to someone else later, get them to write down what you told them that the other perso...
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739743

Re: Trump presidency

Again -- it's only "not-evidence" if you think women ... save up their experiences with sexual assault so they can insert the names of people they don't like into them. Well, of course they do. Why else would women go out and get themselves raped if not to have something to use against ma...
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5659

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

rmsgrey wrote:
lgw wrote:Edit: aren't group theorists required by law and custom to have a cube on their desks at all times?


Not necessarily a group theorist, but I have two within arms reach...

Does having two group theorists within arms' reach make you a group-hug theorist?
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4398
Views: 643502

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I wasn't right impressed by the study they cited and didn't support theit petition to ban the only herbicide we could use against {squick warning} this invasive mumble-feather which will otherwise be free to cause {TRIGGERY squick warning} this kind of damage that comes back every time the affected ...
by Sableagle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4398
Views: 643502

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Update to the Monsanto lawsuit: We beat Monsanto!!!! Dear Avaazers, Our hearing just ended, and the judge absolutely DESTROYED Monsanto's subpoena on Avaaz!!!! He said the subpoena would have a “tremendous chilling effect”, saying "no member would want to have their privacy and their activity k...
by Sableagle
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 38
Views: 6422

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

I wonder how many videos on YouTube feature a guy saying he's going to shoot at some collection of pork ribs and fruit "which is meant to be representative" of some kind of bad guy.
by Sableagle
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28597
Views: 3341916

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

suffer-cait wrote:the bleeding upside-down flag confuses that summat though.

That's a sign of distress. Maybe it's meant to symbolise that us Brito-European liberal dimocrabs is oppressin' the native-born sons o' the US of A bah tearkin' aweh they gunz.
by Sableagle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

Re: 2047: "Beverages"

speising wrote:How does he swallow?
Like a home-made Lara Croft animation.
by Sableagle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 100618
Views: 5385890

Re: Double Post

flicky1991 wrote:Still?


Well, no. http://www.folkinstruments.lt/ lists two different numbers: Tel. +370 5 231 92 97, Mob. +370 6 99 343 81

I guess the population of Vilnius passed 2000000 at some point.

There's no price list but there's a contact form.
by Sableagle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 100618
Views: 5385890

Re: Double Post

SDK wrote:Hope it passes soon.
'tis in the nature of food poisoning that things pass soon.
by Sableagle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 100618
Views: 5385890

Re: Double Post

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