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by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 23220

Re: 1333: First Date

Democracy is utterly lame. It was a cool experiment until that happened; now it's just entertaining television. Still, watching the meme unfold is awesome. Anarchy was an interesting experiment ... for about a day or two. Now that everyone knows about it and it's become this major (temporary) pheno...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: so... Comic 1337 (leet) is only five away! (next week, fri.)
Replies: 9
Views: 5279

Re: so... Comic 1337 (leet) is only five away! (next week, f

Turtles. It had better have turtles.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89813
Views: 6708221

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Though that didn't make the first two series of Torchwood good, being for adults. The latter two were good though. Seriously? Miracle Day was good? I've only seen season 1 and Miracle Day and season 1 seemed a lot better; everything I'd ever seen on the internet was people agreeing that Miracle Day...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthanasia
Replies: 200
Views: 21857

Re: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthan

is euthanasia really appropriate merely for an "unbearable life"? if someone has a terminal illness, that person will die, in pain. euthanasia just shortens the process and spares the person the suffering for no reason. if you are physically healthy, though, ie. you aren't about to die fr...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthanasia
Replies: 200
Views: 21857

Re: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthan

For the first case that was presented in the article, I'm unclear how the "no hope of recovery" condition was satisfied. Is there no way to treat/deal with mysophobia? I don't really know anything about it, so I suppose if there is no way to treat it, this one does meet all those 4 condit...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthanasia
Replies: 200
Views: 21857

Re: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthan

But if it really is their choice, why should they need to convince you of anything? It's their choice. All they should have to do is say they want to die - end of story. Certainly. It's their choice whether they want to commit suicide or not. And if they ask me for help, whether or not I give that ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthanasia
Replies: 200
Views: 21857

Re: Nine psychiatric patients in the Netherlands have euthan

This man sounds suspiciously like me. Except for the age factor, and the fact that for me, "retirement" is basically a euphemism at this point for "homelessness." So my open question: if I said that I hated myself and I wanted to die, would you support my being put down? Apologi...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89813
Views: 6708221

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

The first episodes of Eccleston aren't the best, as far as I'm concerned. I started getting into it toward the end of his season. Then, the Tennant shows hit their stride (agree with eSOANEM that series 3 was one of the better ones). Series 4 was still top-notch, IMO, but series 5, while having its...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89813
Views: 6708221

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

The first episodes of Eccleston aren't the best, as far as I'm concerned. I started getting into it toward the end of his season. Then, the Tennant shows hit their stride (agree with eSOANEM that series 3 was one of the better ones). Series 4 was still top-notch, IMO, but series 5, while having its ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2574
Views: 419796

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

A number of other games on GOG for cheap, too. System Shock 2 for $1.49. Any good?
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: expressing finite amount of sets with notation
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: expressing finite amount of sets with notation

“T is closed under finite intersections.” Also, your words and your symbols do not say the same things for the n=2 case. Which provides a perfect segue for me to mention that words are much clearer than mathematical symbols in almost every case. The only advantage of symbols is brevity, and you sho...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defined
Replies: 18
Views: 6448

Re: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defi

But not just our mods - no, other boards' mods have also locked threads based on a lack of this "rigor", as you call it. They're wrong, too, because nobody defined "rigor" rigorously enough for quarkcosh1. Although, I can't suggest how rigorously they defined "rigor" wi...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7522

Re: pi^3 - e^3 = 11 and the monster group subgroup structure

But don't forget firesoul31's point (2): pi 3 - e 3 = 10.9207... by my calculator. Definitely not exact, and really not even close enough to suggest anything more than a "huh" response. You get nearly the same level of accuracy from the assertion that pi 2 = 10, but that's also not very i...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7522

Re: pi^3 - e^3 = 11 and the monster group subgroup structure

But don't forget firesoul31's point (2): pi 3 - e 3 = 10.9207... by my calculator. Definitely not exact, and really not even close enough to suggest anything more than a "huh" response. You get nearly the same level of accuracy from the assertion that pi 2 = 10, but that's also not very in...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89813
Views: 6708221

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Language oldthinkers are doubleplusungood.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britain under water
Replies: 51
Views: 6654

Re: Britain under water

If it doesn't stop soon, I suggest shipping it to California.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

And no, emotional maturity doesn't mean erasing your romantic feelings. It mostly means being able to be happy for others without become jealousy; bluntly enough, understanding that other people's happiness doesn't need to revolve around you. Which is the major issue the person in the giant hypothe...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Well, I'm 30, and I still feel ashamed that I'm not more emotionally/socially developed. For me, that's where defensiveness comes from; if I were OK with where I am and how my emotional development has gone, I wouldn't feel a need to defend my lack thereof. Didn't always seem so hard, though. Seems ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Let's say I really want to player laser tag with my friend. He doesn't want to, though. I don't call him to hang out next time either, because I want to play laser tag. That's okay! It's even okay if we hang out less now, because I've been getting really into laser tag and he's now into experimenta...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

As with pretty much everything in the real world, a distinction between two things can exist without being able to decide on the precise point when one becomes the other. Is it okay to take home a penny you find on the sidewalk? Is it okay to do the same with a briefcase full of $100 bills? Can you...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Relationships are hard, feelings are complicated, and once that cat's out of the bag you can't always put him back in. To me calling someone emotionally immature for something that happens even to healthy, well-adjusted adults is unrealistic and excessively harsh. Once again, we were calling emotio...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Needing some space for a bit is not the same thing as ending a friendship, though! I think I'm starting to see the bigger point of gmalivuk's and Klear's arguments, and I think this quote sums it up. The emotional immaturity can be thought of as stemming not from the idea that you need to continue ...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I think you put that far better than I was doing.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Yeah but everybody's not sufficiently something. That doesn't mean that saying so is the same as saying they're "bad people". You're right; that's why I edited out the idea of "bad person" - it doesn't really fit. It just seems odd that the idea of emotional maturity seems to re...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

It doesn't mean erasing your attraction, it just means getting used to the fact that it isn't reciprocated and coming to a point where the lack of reciprocation isn't unbearably painful, or isn't so painful as to outweigh the actually enjoyable parts of hanging out with a person. And who's equating...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I think a lot of us are using a definition of emotional maturity that includes learning how to deal with your feelings in a way that makes it possible for you to be in her presence without it hurting. I can see your point (I thought about that after I posted), and it makes some sense. But is it rea...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Klear wrote:
Soft Hyphen wrote:
Kit. wrote:There is no emotionally mature reason to break your friendship just because your request for closer intimacy was rejected.

Hypothetical:

...

Do you call this "emotionally immature"?


Yeah, kinda. Not extremely so, but a bit yes.

OK, I'll bite: why?
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I truly am sorry you struggle in social situations like this, but you're honestly an outlier. If I can't figure it out on my own, I'm not worth enough to get the answer at all. Answer to what? What she thinks about socially inept people? Looks to me like she did answer that question: she's sorry an...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

I'm sorry "socially inept shitheads can't take a fucking hint" and I'm happy, in most situations, to try and help but: it's honestly not my fucking problem. No, you're right, it's my problem. I just don't know how to solve it. And the bigger problem is that that same social ineptitude doe...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14120
Views: 1970091

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

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:It means "happy". It's a synonym.

Yeah, that's not the part ... to hell with it.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14120
Views: 1970091

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

Sexual harassment does not require an employment or education context (what you're really pointing at here is a power imbalance that, whether the perpetrator is aware of it or not, places an undue burden on the victim to comply with the harassment or face retribution). It is the most common form of...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14120
Views: 1970091

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

Sexual harassment does not require an employment or education context (what you're really pointing at here is a power imbalance that, whether the perpetrator is aware of it or not, places an undue burden on the victim to comply with the harassment or face retribution). It is the most common form of...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Why not just say "I'm sorry, I'm just not interested."? I hate this bit where we have to lie to "let people down nice." Is it really useful or necessary, or will it lead to misunderstanding when the "nice guy" is actually one of those people who could use another frien...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Unspoilering this section of omgryebread's post to ask a question: -Now, if she says "maybe we can be friends" you have to realize something. You're not getting in her pants. Or in a romantic relationship. She means one of two things here, and neither of them involve you having a shot roma...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14120
Views: 1970091

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

guy pretends to be a woman in an online dating profile to prove how easy women have it in the dating market.....had to quit after 2 hours because men on dating sites are creeps That sort of thing should be considered sexual harassment. If at a bar, I proposition a woman for sex and she says no, tha...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 28890

Re: What is Existence?

- Things exist and have shapes. - Space exists and contains things. - Time exists and things change over time. - There are laws in physics about how things can change. - Wow, do these laws actually exist as non-physical things? Hmm! Wow! We're not really impressed by this. Isn't it a little... hive...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Need help understanding the usual topology on R
Replies: 23
Views: 4740

Re: Need help understanding the usual topology on R

doogly wrote:They could also pop up in differential equations. Dirac delta functions and Green's functions are total bosses at solving diffeqs.

I have nothing to add to this conversation except that the Dirac delta and I are BFFs. I would kill a man who dares question the effectiveness of the Dirac delta.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 74185

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

BlitzGirl wrote:You're right about one thing: this is a scary thread.


Ha! That's rich!
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration
Replies: 72
Views: 9923

Re: GOP Demands Money & Permanent Underclass for Immigration

nitePhyyre wrote:I would be very interested to see what would happen if people made points rather than ugly ad hominem and empty rhetoric.

And I want to watch the world burn. Only one of us has a realistic expectation of seeing it happen.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 28890

Re: What is Existence?

SecondTalon wrote:Yes. It was.

You bastard. Now I'm going to have to listen to music infinitely more terrible just to get it to stop.

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