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by JudeMorrigan
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 15610

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

I'm kinda glad I don't live wherever he does, though. That world sounds like it really sucks. I've never been beat up in the street for any particular thing I'm wearing. Thanks for the insinuation that I'm lying. That's pretty insulting, no? (I didn't say that I had been beaten up, I said that I ha...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mary Cheney, Drag Queens and Blackface
Replies: 36
Views: 7369

Re: Mary Cheney, Drag Queens and Blackface

Regarding the use of blackface being inherently anti-black, I would say it's less that than it is that there's a long history of it being used that way, resulting in its being genuinely hurtful regardless of the intentions of the person using it. A specific example: I have a friend who, Halloween be...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 15610

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

I've seen that archaeology analogy before. On facebook, I think. I'd just like to say that regardless of my stance on sports (I rather enjoy them), that world sounds completely awesome.

(Well, except for the beating up bit.)
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How long can we (human society) survive global warming?
Replies: 67
Views: 12130

Re: How long can we (human society) survive global warming?

schapel wrote:
Seraph wrote:We're in an ice age right now.

No, we're in an interglacial period right now.

Strictly speaking, interglacials occurring during ice ages.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

Europa is -110 C at the equator which seems to suggest 1) Nothing remotely like water is liquid Correction: nothing remotely like water stays liquid on the surface . But your argument is akin to noticing earth's surface temperature and concluding that nothing remotely like iron is liquid anywhere w...
by JudeMorrigan
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!

For mine, it would have helped the ghosts to have known I'm a competitive ballroom dancer (albeit not as my day job). I actually kind of hate line dances, but I can't help but be aware of the most common ones. The somewhat awkward phrasing of my clue was because I was worried that just saying "...
by JudeMorrigan
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!

Yay! Good game, all. This is apparently a *much* tougher game for the ghosts when town keeps quiet. Are we going to get a breakdown of who was whom, the fools' word and what the secret role was? Also, I'll note that the speed of reecer's lynch annoyed me was that I was fairly certain he was town. Hi...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 8

What moody said.

vote: minestrone
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits

You need to take into account the difficulty of following a procedure. Its like saying you can make money at blackjack as long as you don't mess up. Which is true, and while the average person can't do it, several people have proven that they can do it and reliably make money. So I think you're agr...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits

I have this diet where all you do is not eat anything and you lose weight fast. Sure, everyone that tried it gave up after 2 days, but hey it's more effective than that alternative where you exercise and eat moderate proportions. NFP is more like intermittent fasting, which plenty of people do just...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits

If the rhythm method and pulling out would've worked, the ancient Greeks would've done that instead of murdering their infants. NFP is more robust than what most people think of when they think of the rhythm method. It requires iron discipline, but when performed correctly, it's actually pretty com...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: Pope says to stop breeding like rabbits

If the rhythm method and pulling out would've worked, the ancient Greeks would've done that instead of murdering their infants. NFP is more robust than what most people think of when they think of the rhythm method. (It includes things like monitoring cervical mucus rather than just trusting the ca...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 8

Well, that was singularly unfortunate. I hope his implication that he was the secret role was true. My general impression is that we should carry on as we have been for at least one more day - lynching with minimal discussion. I'm willing to listen to arguments to the contrary though.
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32215
Views: 2239529

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ghost: I've actually had mpolo tabbed as likely being the secret role for a while now. But if he thinks his clue is irreconcilable with mine AND Madge's, I just don't see any way that he could be a villager. Unless I've been a fool this whole time, and I really don't believe that...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 7

Well, let's find out!

vote: mpolo
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 15912

Re: 1476: Ceres

It's a reference to an old ad campaign by Hanes. Look up "Hanes inspector 12" on youtube for examples.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 5

Yeah. From where I'm sitting, the numbers now work out where further discussion is pretty strictly disadvantageous to the town. There obviously is a certain number of town flips that would cause me to reconsider that stance, but I'm unwilling to say more than that number is greater than zero.
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 17441

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

So for example, a woman who's been a victim of sexual assault and who might be nervous (or perhaps terrified) about using the restroom with a man present; she's just a transphobic arsehole. They're a transphobic arsehole if they think a trans woman being there is having a man there. Fear is rarely ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 5

Well, that's very helpful.

vote: New User
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 4

I'm fine with a hammer as well. We seem to have pretty much achieved consensus. Maybe I should wait for ajh to weigh in as I was one of the one's grumpy about the speed of reecer's hammer. But the delay for this one hasn't really seemed to be particularly productive, so:

vote: ajh
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 4

Yeah, I *do* (and did) think that trying to figure out what clues SDK did and did not use was an exercise worth doing. I'm just iffy about actually posting about my thoughts on it. It's certainly not as bad as discussing the original clues, but I worry that my thoughts on it are being subconsciously...
by JudeMorrigan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 4

I do not have a list of people whom I am confident are not villagers or fools. I do, however, have a list of people I am confident ARE villagers or fools. And ajh is not on that list. The biggest argument against is their interactions with SDK, but from where I'm sitting, there almost HAS to be at l...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

In the interests of being open, I'm currently taking an MSc in Astrophysics following on from my MPhys which was in Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology with a master's project on galaxies and dark matter. You ... you should probably read this thread first then: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewto...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

Hey, it's someone else who understands the fundamentals of absorption spectroscopy! One thing I would say though is that I think we can only make very broad assumptions about the composition and structure of exo-organisms. As such, if there were a giant network of roots on Europa, I wouldn't necessa...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

When you look at the lineae, you are looking at the roots of the interior forest, and you see spectra reminiscent of that which you get from organic, earthly life. No. The spectra are not reminiscent of roots. That is the spectral evidence of this organism. I could see hyphae emitting quorum sensin...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32215
Views: 2239529

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ghost II: Well, the bad news is that it looks as awful lot like SDK had had me, Madge and moody as villagers. And I don't think it's going to be hard for others to see that those were the connections that he had made. The good news is that mountain was a long way from the right answer, so ma...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 3

Hmm, well. That's interesting. While I'm not going to take it as clearing them as SDK is more than capable of bussing a teammate, I'm definitely going to take that as a cue to back off on ajh for now at least.

vote: candyfloss
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32215
Views: 2239529

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ghost II: Hrmf. With his saying his clue doesn't match up with mine AND Madge's, I'm pretty sure mpolo isn't a villager. I'd actually buy him as a fool, but reecer voted for him. I'm worried that voting for him right now would establish ties I'd rather not be established ...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 2

ajh wrote:What for, Jude?

Mostly because of your clue and because I agree with SDK about your content. (If not the scumminess of the hammer. I wasn't thrilled with it, but I don't see it as necessarily scummy. Particularly learning about your time zone.)
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

Jude, you're proposing (perhaps "asserting" would be a better word) that the organism would, instead of behaving like every plant and fungus on Earth, prefer to pump those gases kilometers through its roots to the radiation-harsh, near-vacuum surface so that it can fart them out and wave ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Day 2

I'm not entirely comfortable with the speed of that lynch. I understand (and fully support!) the idea that we need to be careful about sharing too much information with the ghosts, but there was hardly any time for reaction there. Right now, I feel like ajh is a solid lynch candidate for reasons tha...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32215
Views: 2239529

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ghost II: Ok, I really hope that doesn't backfire too badly. Here's the deal. My word is "electric". I feel VERY confident that Madge and moody have the same word as me, which makes us villagers. Hopefully the other two can successfully identify us based off our clues. I suspect th...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Discussion phase (All hints are out!)

Sorry, I felt my clue would be harder to understand, so I wanted to get the connection out early in case they couldn't varify mine. To be clear, trying to establish overt connections between clues is a BAD thing. Please keep in mind that even if we had a perfect lynch record, the ghosts would still...
by JudeMorrigan
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - Hint phase (no discussion allowed)

It can slide.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ghost II Mafia - Grand Finale!
Replies: 174
Views: 20807

Re: Ghost II Mafia - In Sign Ups

Players:
1. Madge
2. Minestrone
3. Lawrencelot
4. ajh
5. mpolo
6. SDK
7. JudeMorrigan
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by JudeMorrigan
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

As large as it would be, we'd be able to get spectral results off the "roots" themselves. Please, enlighten me! What spectral results are you expecting that we don't see? You're clearly far better-versed than I in the EM spectra of inhabited vs uninhabited water-ice moons. We observe sulf...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15848

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

Oh, sure. Che is an entirely different story.
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 64
Views: 15848

Re: BaraCubama -Obama to end sanctions on Cuba

I was down in Florida and a middle-aged Cuban woman I was talking to was surprised that a large number of people didn't hate Castro. At the university no one is fans of him, which is the exact opposite of every other university. Are you saying that lots of people are fans of Castro at most universi...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

If those lines were squishy (so to speak), we ought to be able to tell from the spectral analysis. Only if you assume we're looking at the entire organism! If it were some kind of surface-based fungus, it'd have nowhere but "up" to vent its chemical secretions, and we'd be able to detect ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 11989

Re: We Are Not Alone.

If those lines were squishy (so to speak), we ought to be able to tell from the spectral analysis.

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