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by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue May 31, 2011 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20114

Re: Whine about your smarts

But yes, it is very, very frustrating when you hear the humanities majors complaining about the amount of work they have when you do more on one lab report for one class (however, that's probably just specific schools/programs/people). But yes, I've also received the "you're an engineer so you...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue May 31, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Tornado damage
Replies: 37
Views: 5793

Re: Tornado damage

Yes. But it's anecdotally true (perhaps statistically, but I don't know if that kind of data has been put together) that mobile homes are damaged a great deal more often by tornadoes. First, because swathes of Tornado Alley are rural, which have more mobile homes, and second, because mobile homes a...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue May 31, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11760

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

Oh! That was another user. Sorry about that.

Accurate otherwise?
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue May 31, 2011 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11760

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

Maybe I'm probably misreading things, but I read the argument thusly: * Vellup asserts that no "'powerful'" country has ever severely restricted religious freedom. * Viae knightsexemplar asserts that France's headscarf ban disproves Vellup's claim * Vellup sort of skips around this, sayin...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue May 31, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Blatant racism in class
Replies: 115
Views: 15404

Re: Blatant racism in class

Just because you have not personally experienced racism does not mean that the entire country is racism-free.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun May 29, 2011 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20114

Re: Whine about your smarts

Just heard about this 16-year-old kid who's doing a master's in math and wins science olimpiads. I feel woefully inadequate. And about humanities, it'd be a lot easier to be nice if I didn't keep hearing the assumption that as a math student I must be incapable of understanding any of the truly dee...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun May 29, 2011 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Tornado damage
Replies: 37
Views: 5793

Re: Tornado damage

podbaydoor wrote:the tornado's special affinity for mobile homes.


Surely you're being tongue in cheek...?
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun May 29, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20114

Re: Whine about your smarts

original research (humanities major) *snicker* Sigh. That's the other thing that drives me nuts...subject snobbery. (I'm actually a double major - one in a STEM subject, one in a humanities, but I'm whining about the humanities here). :evil: :evil: STEM subjects are not the end-all be-all of everyt...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun May 29, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20114

Re: Whine about your smarts

I have a 4.0 which I have maintained since I started college. It is very important to me. So yes, every once in a while (usually at the end of the semester OR when I'm in the middle of huge tests/finals), when online friends in an IRC room ask me what's up, yeah, I'll mention that I'm either nervous...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat May 28, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone have #xkcd logs from the past year or two?
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Anyone have #xkcd logs from the past year or two?

So...I hope this is the right place to put this. A pretty long time ago (Probably fall of 2010, because I seem to recall it being during that semester) in the #xkcd channel, there was a link to a thread on some forum whose name I cannot remember. The thread was (ostensibly?) posted by a Really Angry...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529828

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

At the suggestion of Moo, I wanted to link here to a hormonal disorders support thread http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=57715...to talk about all the oh-so-wonderful things they do. :D
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Earth?
Replies: 198
Views: 30701

Re: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Eart

[quote="SnakesNDMartyrsYou mean the vegans that you can spot just by looking at them because their body is eating their own muscle mass to get what it needs? As for olive oil and legumes etc.. you are on 0.07hA remember.[/quote] Er...no. I mean the perfectly healthy vegans who get a long just f...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopian Communism - Can it work?
Replies: 148
Views: 17152

Re: Utopian Communism - Can it work?

As long as the population is less than about 30 people, this works pretty well. For larger populations, not so much. Strictly speaking, a communist state in the classical sense of the term wouldn't have a government at all, so it wouldn't be able to allocate positions to those who don't have jobs. ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Earth?
Replies: 198
Views: 30701

Re: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Eart

a largely vegetarian diet which means no protein and no fat (I assume no dairy products either...). This is not a diverse diet, this is no way to feed a race of omnivores, on this basis alone it is unrealistic Ummmm, no. How do you account for all the vegans who are still around, obviously fulfilli...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural You
Replies: 48
Views: 5509

Re: Plural You

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:all y'all is superfluous.


Hey, now. That's not very nice. :lol:
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural You
Replies: 48
Views: 5509

Re: Plural You

Mokele wrote:Plural you is y'all. :wink:


That's what I came here to say, but since you said it first...seconded. :D
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529828

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

Best thing to do is talk to your Dr. They'll probably try to convince you of the benefits of the pill (especially if you've been missing periods regularly), but just air your fears with them, and see what happens. As far as I know there isn't a thread for it at the moment, I'm not sure where the be...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529828

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

I have PCOS but am slightly overweight. There are some things that can be done that does not involve loosing weight. Going on the pill is normally the first course of action. You may also be put on a drug called Metformin, depending on what your insulin is like. Looking eating more low GI food may ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529828

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

(Spoilered so as to be ungoogleable...I hope) Umm...so potentially embarrassing/offensive question: does anyone here have any knowledge/experience of having PCOS but *not* being overweight? Because I know a lot of the treatment for that can be just losing weight - which I definitely don't need t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Value of History and Evidence
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: The Value of History and Evidence

Well, as my History teacher once said, Ford's statement that History = Bunk is sorta ironic, since Ford now = History... :D On a serious note, yes, I think history is valuable. George Santayana's "doomed to repeat it" quote and all that. There are patterns to human behavior which we can le...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6334

Re: Accused of Cheating

The other TA for the exam we proctored thought he spotted someone cheating too. They collected those 2 papers (the cheater and the target) after the exam and separated those 2 from the rest of them, so they can compared the answers to check whether it is really cheating. After a brief look at the s...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6334

Re: Accused of Cheating

Oh, man...I was a proctor for a makeup exam this week, and I thought I saw a girl cheating, and reported it...I wasn't positive, but was nervous enough about what I saw to tell the professor. What if I was wrong and caused her big trouble? Now I have major guilt. D: (I don't think she got in any tro...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: off topic posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: off topic posts?

Skraxt wrote:This whole problem would disappear if threads could spawn sub-threads.

Just a thought...


Wholeheartedly agreed.

However, phpBB3 sadly doesn't support that feature. Pity.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hitler Game
Replies: 193
Views: 31853

Re: Hitler Game

Start: Patrice Collazo 1) Rugby union positions 2) South America 3) German 4) Germany 5) Adolf Hitler Edit: I solved Lateral calcaneal branches of sural nerve Start: Lateral calcaneal branches of sural nerve 1)Neuroanatomy 2)Neuroscience 3)List of neuroscientists 4)Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Wal...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 58
Views: 11048

Re: Handwriting

Cheer up. Nowadays everything is written on the computer, nobody will ever see your handwriting. Heh. That's a great point, actually...with epaper, touchscreens, tablets and the like becoming ever more popular, I imagine writing on the computer will become even more ubiquitous than it already is. T...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 58
Views: 11048

Re: Handwriting

I don't know, but I sure envy the unnatural abilities of people with nice handwriting. I wish it were some inherent ability of mine. I've always been told, "people will judge you on your handwriting, and yours is ugly!". :x I've tried and tried to write nice but it's never gorgeous, just a...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Anyone feel they can crack this code?
Replies: 50
Views: 15696

Re: Anyone feel they can crack this code?

That's of course entirely possible, but what makes you say so? :)
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

Woe betide the man who makes the sad mistake of calling me "Dollface". :wink:
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

TAnd I'll get a little offended when people refer to me as 'boy' at work (elderly Italian gentlemen will often say, "Good boy" when they mean, "Thank you"--you kinda just have to swallow it as being part of a cultural divide, as opposed to barking at them). Yeah. I hate having t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Anyone feel they can crack this code?
Replies: 50
Views: 15696

Re: Anyone feel they can crack this code?

It's matrix transposition cipher, unless I'm badly mistaken. I'm far too lazy to crack it right now though. When I'm done studying I'll try. :D
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

>Deep breath before Very Long Post< Well, trying to find Cheezwhiz's position ridiculous was my way of avoiding feeling offended myself. Because I feel like I'm one of those innocent, unsuspecting language users, and when I'm accused of using language in a sexist, insulting way, despite the fact tha...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

EXACTLY! The female in question is too old to be called a child. The English word for a *female child* is "girl". You shouldn't call her girl for that reason! Because Man and Girl are not analogues. But guy and girl are analogs. I'm not saying that every instance where an adult woman is r...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

Holy quote tags, Batman. I can't get this post formatted right to save my life. Phooey. See my example of "retarded". It has probably been (more or less) agreed by the language community that "retarded" is offensive. That's not the case with "girl". Individuals taking i...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

Intention is hideously unimportant. The interpretation of the listener or reader is important. Well, yes, but language users usually aren't so paranoid as to interpreting something as an insult when they have good reason to believe it wasn't meant as one. Which is perfectly rational. Again, intent ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

GRRR...it ated my length reply. >:( *raegquaat* TaintedDeity mostly addressed this point, so I won't retype it, but as I've tried to state all along, common usage does not mean something is correct. An example can be seen in the debate over "Retarded" - it's regarded by many mentally impai...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

Oh! I see the problem if we set aside the "analogue argument" (ironically, it is different definitions of words! :D :D ) - when I say incorrect, I don't mean *just* "grammatically incorrect" - also "socially incorrect", if you will. Even if you take the argument about h...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

but dictionaries (and usage of each word individually, without using any of the others) are clear - a woman is an adult female, a man is an adult male. A girl is a juvenile female, a boy is a juvenile male. Well, then the dictionaries oversimplify. And as for the usage of the words individually, th...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Re: Man vs Girl

It irritates me when people won't use a grown-up word for women. Y'know, like the word "women". I don't call the men I know "boys" unless I'm specifically referring to something boyish about them. They're men. Why can't I be a woman, instead of a girl? Is it because women have t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13937

Man vs Girl

(Apologies if this thread has been made 100 times already - I searched and did not find it) I _hate_ when you see/hear "man" used when referring to a male but "girl" used to refer to his female peer. For example, the phrasing of "the man and the girl" used to describe a...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Ask an English teacher!
Replies: 102
Views: 10643

Re: Ask an English teacher!

Alright vs. All right - which is okay? Is one wrong, or are they both...er, will they both work? :D (Alright looks a bit odd to my eyes, though). Also, commas! Is it acceptable to write: "But, I feel as though the monkeys should not have access to pencil sharpeners." ? I've had teachers wr...

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