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by JudeMorrigan
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 37220

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

*edit* Sadly, the Dutch coins have always been pretty boring too, including our euro coins. The bills however I have always liked. The old Guilder banknotes were beautiful; an interesting aspect ratio and almost psychedelically coloured. I also remember that the notes went 10,25,50, and I see from ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 37220

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

People not in the financial system aren't just (as Cellocgw joked) "drug dealers and the CIA Bribe Team only". Remember the whole recent voter ID scandals; it turns out a lot of people don't have things we take for granted. I'm pretty sure the joke there was specifically about hundred dol...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 37220

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

Why would you want to honor Rachel Carson, she is responsible for millions of dead due to her efforts to ban DDT. I'm glad Harriet is on the $20 but Jackson should be removed entirely (but since he was the first Democrat president I guess replacing him with a Republican and removing him was too muc...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 37220

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

BTW, HELL to the NO on putting Wilson on any currency (Wilson was actually on a very high denomination bill used in the Treasury system, I believe). Wilson was a fan of "Birth of a Nation", signed off on the income tax and Federal Reserve system, got us into WWI after campaigning on NOT g...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 37220

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

The only non-President currently on a bill is Alexander Hamilton (on the $10 bill), but he was the first Secretary of the Treasury and the founder of the nation's financial system, as others have pointed out, so he deserves to stay. The other non-President currently on currency is the Native Americ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 35300

Re: scalia dead

It's entirely possible. The main reason I think he won't is his vanity - withdrawing Garland makes it seem (correctly) that Garland wasn't his real choice anyway. I don't think there's much evidence of this. Garland seems very much like an Obama sort of candidate to me. I think at least part of the...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 111995

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

I feel like your second paragraph speaks to the crux of the matter. Significant retcons aren't ideal, but they can serve useful purposes. "Fall of the Galactic Republic focusing on a young military officer who played an instrumental role in the nascent Empire's formation - plus laser swords&quo...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Batman vs Superman: The Justice League Trailer
Replies: 90
Views: 12850

Re: Batman vs Superman: The Justice League Trailer

It was a watchable but hideously flawed movie. I agree with pretty much every complaint everyone has made in this thread. One spoiler comment with Suicide Squad speculation: If you think about it at all, that, combined with murder-batman, leaves roughly zero reason why the Joker should be alive for ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1661: "Podium"
Replies: 30
Views: 5918

Re: 1661: "Podium"

The professor lect ured from behind the lect ern. The pod iatrist, who won the foot race, stood upon the pod ium. The usage isn't changing, people are just ignorant about the difference. We have different words because they have different meanings. When we misuse words in this way we lose the disti...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1603441

Re: Today I Learned

today i learned how to conjugate latin verbs in the perfect, pluperfect, & present perfect tenses! i like my latin class. it's interesting. Are you sure you don't mean perfect, pluperfect and future perfect? (e.g. amavi/amaveram/amavero) That's the traditional grouping, and Latin doesn't really...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Magicians
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: Magicians

I really didn't like last episode (s1e9 I believe). A huge part of the novel is that it's "just like Harry Potter, but more hardcore!" and "just like Narnia, but more adult!" and it looks like the show is saying it needs to be just like the book, but more adult. Which kinda come...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 35300

Re: scalia dead

Strictly speaking, the right to privacy that Roe v Wade is built on isn't that much of a stretch. It may not be an enumerated right, but it certainly seems to be assumed by any reasonable reading of original documents. This might be plausible, if they had built it on the Ninth Amendment's guarantee...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: jedi blood transfusions
Replies: 20
Views: 5233

Re: jedi blood transfusions

cphite did though.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2479437

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

Woo, we might just have nine planets in this solar system after all!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/scien ... .html?_r=0
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8414

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

It's a double entendre. "This seems to be taking longer than usual" could be an error you get from gmail, or something that could happen between two consenting adults. Hence the two branches, as well as the extra double entendre in the title text.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 11495

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

There's a Golden Age SF short (I want to say by Clarke, but it could just as easily be Heinlein or Asimov or a couple of others) where much of the planet's power is provided by a super-sized nuclear power reactor with a serious operational problem - the operators only last a few weeks before hittin...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32416
Views: 2331711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown: Just ran a quick calculation, and I think it was technically possible at the very start of the game for 22 players to die night 1. With the lynch as well, only 3 players would be left alive for day 2. :shock: It's already impossible for the death toll to be that high and extremely un...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 111995

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

- Phasma was a bit of a nothing role in the end, seemed a bit of a waste of Gwendoline Christie. Maybe she'll have more to do next time? I read some speculation today that's going straight into the ol' headcanon. Namely that Phasma is actually a deep-cover Republic agent. It would make ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32416
Views: 2331711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown In fairness, that survivor claim is suspicious as heck given the lack of any sign of siblings. But I don't have an issue with the lynch either. I'm sympathetic to the "don't set of precedence of negotiation" line of thought, but how often would jesters have the abilit...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 712522

Re: Doctor Whom

So. The last episode of this series. I LOVED this. Capaldi gets to play guitar, and it's another brainwipe ending for a companion. But this time, it's the Doctor who gets the brainwipe. Fifty-fifty chance and Clara totally WIFOMs him. He gets the brainwipe, she gets to do the walk-away thin...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 12934

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

My Headmaster at school always ate his sausages with a bit of marmalade, and I now do the same on the rare occasion when I have both close at hand (i.e. when I'm having breakfast in a hotel). I don't see it as any more peculiar than having duck with orange, turkey with cranberry, pork with apple et...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 26680

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

Is it wrong to conflate abortion bombers with the people standing outside picketing the clinics? Yes, it is. Also, I'm personally starting to lose the thread of this analogy. Who are you comparing the picketers to? (Serious, snark-free question) The people that murder abortion doctors. The picketer...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 26680

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

CorruptUser wrote:Is it wrong to conflate abortion bombers with the people standing outside picketing the clinics?

Yes, it is. Also, I'm personally starting to lose the thread of this analogy. Who are you comparing the picketers to? (Serious, snark-free question)
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 26680

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

And like leady said, I don't understand the comparisons to Christianity at all. Christianity has its issues, much more so in the centuries past of course, but it's not a major threat to the world today like Islam has continually proven itself to be. The fact that Christians (mostly) have fewer issu...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: NASA reports net gain of Antarctic ice
Replies: 56
Views: 7363

Re: NASA reports net gain of Antarctic ice

Yes, but it's rather less common among members of Congress.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over

Bit of a bummer how the stuff with Ben went down, but good game, all. Thanks for filling in for me Dr. Ug. SDK pretty much got the source of my distraction down in one. There are complications (aren't there always), but it was (and still is) a thing about a girl. ;) And apologies to bessie for what ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2904
Views: 675905

Re: Please explain why info can't be sent faster than light

You do get potential causality violations once you allow for FTL travel. This may help:

https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/com ... causality/
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Astronomers find possible alien megastructures
Replies: 14
Views: 4977

Re: Astronomers find possible alien megastructures

Well, sure. While its being megastructures is actually a serious (and incredibly cool) hypothesis, the scientists involved are being pretty careful to not break this out: http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/10/13/itsaliens.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32416
Views: 2331711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Once Upon A Mafia Since I don't think it's been explicitly stated in the spoilers, note that any time the masons vote for the same player, their combined votes count as three. It wasn't a case of Lawrencelot having a double vote for a single game day. Which could help, even though I have...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 2

Hey, folks. I really, really hate to do this. I know I'm leaving you in a bit of a lurch. But I've got some nuclear grade personal stuff going on in my life right now. To be clear, it's not necessarily bad personal stuff. But my mind is SO not on the game right now. Not even a little. request replac...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 1

bessie wrote: I don’t believe self voting (by Vytron) is a scum tell in itself, and this seems to be most of the reason for JudeMorrigan’s suspicion of Vytron.

This is the misreading that I'm talking about. I don't know how you could read my post and come to that conclusion.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 12171

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

Eternal Density wrote:
Chuck E. Cheese's
That is not how plural is formed.

Not sure it was intended to be a plural rather than "Chuck E Cheese's [restaurant]".
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 2

Quick pre-work reply: Here're some thoughts based on page 4 though, under the theory that later posts are more consequential: I find it slightly odd that you felt the need to justify this but I do like your justification. I'm feeling slightly defensive about the multiple people who have commented on...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32416
Views: 2331711

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Once Upon a Mafia: Hey, I haven't made a post here yet. I'm town mason, for those of you playing at home. Once again, I've played a game where I've been almost entirely honest. I've just been super, duper busy and had some significant, weird and unexpected life events taking my t...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - confirmation phase

Sweet! Nice night, folks. I have no claims to make. I'd like to do a full reread, but don't have time tonight. Here're some thoughts based on page 4 though, under the theory that later posts are more consequential: - I can't say I read much of anything into Lawrencelot's early vote on SDK with no ex...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 1

And then there's Vytron. To be blunt, my biggest read on him right now is that he has other games he'd rather be devoting his attention to. But I've got to assume he's scum because town-Vyton just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, ok, he wants to be lynched so that he won't be a distration on D2. E...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 1

I'm sorry I haven't been around. I haven't been feeling well and my brain has pretty much turned to mush. I do want to be contributing though, so here are some general impressions on the last couple of pages: I like SPACKlick's content since he's had time to start posting more. There are some relati...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cat Care (II?)
Replies: 27
Views: 7961

Re: Cat Care (II?)

It's been my experience that people are weirdly dogmatic about the wet vs. dry food thing. All I can say is that my critters have always done just fine on dry food. I would, however, quite recommend one of those circulating water dishes one can buy. It's nice to feel like you've tried your best when...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - Day 1

Oh, good. Glad to see the activity pick up over the weekend. Let me go ahead and get a quick-ish post in before work. JudeMorrigan – Hasn’t said much about anyone except Vytron and SDK, and most of that has been meta reads, not specific to this game. JudeMorrigan has been very neutral in all their c...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Once Upon a Mafia - Game Over
Replies: 385
Views: 40838

Re: Once Upon a Mafia - confirmation phase

Oh, and maybe I'm just missing information through never having played as scum with ask. Fair enough.

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