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by william
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2225154

Re: Postify your facerity

femtometer is cute and has a long tongue.
by william
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 30061

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

Diadem wrote:And if this is true, if the cartoonist would have made the same cartoon if Obama had been white, then he is actually colour-blind. Which is the opposite of racism.

The cartoonist doesn't matter. The cartoon is still racist.
by william
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 30061

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

I know that he got over 90% of the black vote Can you cite that for me please? http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15297.html says he got 96%. It's worth remembering that most Democrats get 90% of the black vote by default though. I wonder why? The editorial staff should never have let this c...
by william
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 11857

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

almightyze wrote:(and I do know worse people than that animatronic cocktail waitress)

I just want to say: The phrase "animatronic cocktail waitress" is an amazing phrase.
by william
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

To the military spending is stim spending folks: Somewhere along the lines, that axiom was fucked with. Used to be, if you wanted to get the fires burning, you started a fucking war. WW2 was the best god damned thing that happened to the United States since the Battle of Ticonderoga. But did anyone...
by william
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 130696

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

That article?

It's been linked to like 20 times in this thread already.
by william
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0544: "Pep Talk"
Replies: 67
Views: 14129

Re: Pep Talk

Is it supposed to go up two points? I don't understand basketball. Yes. Most made shots(also, if you know football, confusingly called field goals) are two points. If you shoot from far enough away(20 feet 6 inches in NCAA men's basketball right now) you get three points. And then if you get hit go...
by william
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 4435

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

Nougatrocity wrote:The solution in a free society is not to silence your opposition, but to speak louder.

Honestly, that's not always possible.
by william
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GlaxoSmithKline might not be evil....?
Replies: 24
Views: 1930

Re: GlaxoSmithKline might not be evil....?

Really, it could have been them, or any of us, or maybe it is us or will be them if HIV starts infecting gestating whales. (Bill Gates' mosquito stunt comes to mind here... anyone up for tricking a GSK exec into thinking they have HIV?) "Oh, Christopher , you give the most wonderful sex! Oh, a...
by william
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 8071

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

Jon Stewart brings out the Big Stimulus Guns: Emergency Christmas. We're going to have Emergency Christmas every month until we buy ourselves out of this catastrofuck. What, you have a problem with that? Are you saying you didn't get me anything for Emergency Christmas? This is the worst Emergency ...
by william
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?
Replies: 81
Views: 4348

Re: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?

But... doesn't that actually mean that the seaboards are perfect candidates for high speed rail? The distances and population centres are perfectly arranged for it. Sure, it wouldn't be a Europe style network, but it would serve the various cities very very well. Crossing the plains might be a bit ...
by william
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?
Replies: 81
Views: 4348

Re: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?

What Dream said. We should run a train system through the East Coast and one through the West Coast.
by william
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 65465

Re: No more "classics"

Chef whazisface isn't Random. (Or, he is.. in the sense that running around a mall screaming "Chicken Fingers!" at people is random. It's not.) Or funny. Tim Buckley admitted that he created that character when he was drunk and lacking comic ideas. And yet, it's his best character. Being ...
by william
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Speechless: Silencing the Christians" Special
Replies: 58
Views: 3794

Re: "Speechless: Silencing the Christians" Special

Hey, if you're pre-born, you're fine, but if you're preschool, you're fucked. Conservatives don't give a shit about you until you reach *military age*. Then they think you're just right, right for the picking. Heyyyyyy simplistic gross micharacterization. I think you mean "Heyyyyyy George Carl...
by william
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RCMP says Tasers lethal, limits police use.
Replies: 50
Views: 2895

Re: RCMP says Tasers lethal, limits police use.

What I want to know is why something that's called nonlethal can't actually be nonlethal.
by william
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Computer model says Iran wont build nukes
Replies: 41
Views: 2580

Re: Computer model says Iran wont build nukes

This model is just begging for a black swan. It seems to me that the existence of a device necessitates a 100% probability of someone eventually using it. No, it just needs to have a higher probability than current human advisors, who are not even close to being 100% right. People who require a com...
by william
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 65465

Re: No more "classics"

SecondTalon wrote:Chef whazisface isn't Random. (Or, he is.. in the sense that running around a mall screaming "Chicken Fingers!" at people is random. It's not.)

Or funny.

Tim Buckley admitted that he created that character when he was drunk and lacking comic ideas.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Madoff's $50b Ponzi Scheme (now with Social Security debate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1722

Re: Madoff's $50b Ponzi Scheme (now with Social Security debate)

Yeah, actuaries working for insurance companies weren't the slaves in your analogy.

They'd be more like someone hired to count slaves.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GlaxoSmithKline might not be evil....?
Replies: 24
Views: 1930

Re: GlaxoSmithKline might not be evil....?

We need to shorten the length of time a patent holds for. Right now it's 20 years, which is insane.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)
Replies: 67
Views: 4435

Re: "Dutch MP Refused Entry to Britain" (for saying things)

slow2learn wrote:I dont condone hate speech, but, 'letting it slide' seems like the best option. When trolls realize their trolling is ignored, they stop trolling.

Or, they start fucking screaming.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Is it just me or is Harry Reid a jackass?
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Father at 13
Replies: 45
Views: 3464

Re: Father at 13

Honestly I have no clue how a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old are going to care for a child.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Marbas wrote:
Southerners are truly our warrior class.


What does this even mean?

Anne Coulter...how are you so terrible at logic?

It means that the South has the largest concentration of stupid people, except that Ann Coulter, being someone who revels in stupidity, loves this.
by william
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Belial wrote:Ann Coulter: continuously proving to me that it's not possible to hate someone to death.

(Because I would have done it already)

You, and every thinking human being who gets interested in politics enough to read Ann Coulter quotes.
by william
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Republicans elect first black chairman of RNC

So the LATimes article was saying that liberal whites still have a problematic relationship with race. The song writer was agreeing, but was also calling Obama not black enough. The Republicans, and I don't think this is contested, just said, "ha ha negro ." They were not... pondering whi...
by william
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2025
Views: 574031

Re: Something on Youtube

ironypoisoning wrote:A bit late, but still pretty good. Done by a friend of mine, performed all around campus around Super Tuesday...

Who would vote for the Ronpaul? Watch and find out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2RcTmNG_VQ

Man, the the Ronpaul types are going to be pissed at that one.
by william
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School Students Blackmailed and Raped
Replies: 149
Views: 6827

Re: High School Students Blackmailed into Gay Sex

This guy is a grade A fucktard.
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Doctor who proposed MMR-Autism link falsified data
Replies: 20
Views: 2116

Re: Doctor who proposed MMR-Autism link falsified data

In the case of Jenny McCarthy the kid was actually given vaccines without thiomersal so it couldn't've caused his autism.
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 12250

Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

"(referring to a podium) That's big!"
"That's what she said"
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Computer model says Iran wont build nukes
Replies: 41
Views: 2580

Re: Computer model says Iran wont build nukes

Problem with psychohistory is chaos theory.
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3AM thought
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: 3AM thought

Question: are my kids safe asleep?
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tips for the lazy
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Tips for the lazy

psyck0 wrote:Step one: stop being lazy.

That's great, now how do I do that?
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 220
Views: 36657

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

I have problems with both methods as they imply that the "smiley" had a double chin. Therefor I prefer to put my emoticons outside the brackets I actually know somebody who does all of his smilies with double parens: i.e. =)) (although with : instead of = but if I used : you wouldn't be a...
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 220
Views: 36657

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

Backwards smileys suck because you can't do =D with a backwards smiley.
by william
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama authorizes CIA "renditions"
Replies: 59
Views: 3975

Re: Obama authorizes CIA "renditions"

I'm not completely happy with this result either but from my reading of the article Obama is having the legal people look at the matter in detail. If he's still allowing this in 6th months then I'll be more concerned. I'm more worried right now about Obama's appointments many of whom have been less...
by william
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

I think it would be reasonable to say that the more spread out a state is, in general the better conservative ideas work, so it seems silly to enforce extremely liberal ideas upon such a corn-ridden state such as mine. You do understand that "liberal" ideas like "we should help each ...
by william
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Doctor who proposed MMR-Autism link falsified data
Replies: 20
Views: 2116

Re: Doctor who proposed MMR-Autism link falsified data

Despite involving just a dozen children, the 1998 paper’s impact was extraordinary. After its publication, rates of inoculation fell from 92% to below 80%. Populations acquire “herd immunity” from measles when more than 95% of people have been vaccinated. Last week official figures showed that 1,34...
by william
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 17630

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Quite frankly, I'm not sure you can ever spend too much on education. Oh you can, and we have . Even though we spend the most in the world per student, we still have only average test scores worldwide. This thread makes me want to change my avatar to: http://www.pinemagazine.com/photos/1537/feature...
by william
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hundreds counter Fred Phelps' anti-gay picketers
Replies: 30
Views: 1716

Re: Hundreds counter Fred Phelps' anti-gay picketers

pooteeweet wrote:It always just sort of... makes my brain hurt, when I try to seriously think about what those people's worldviews/motivations are.

That's because only gay people use logic.
by william
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2025
Views: 574031

Re: Something on Youtube

Few old news reports on the internet. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=b1A9lYC3g-0&NR=1 my my how things have changed... Better video of the second one at http://archives.cbc.ca/science_technology/computers/topics/710-4205/ although it requires wmp so trea...

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