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by WibblyWobbly
Fri May 15, 2015 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

Is there any discussion on here about the "Dad makes his daughter a real princess by negotiating with the Egyptian and Sudanese governments to request a couple acres that both countries admit they don't care about defending In addition to what others have said, it doesn't appear to be just 'a ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri May 15, 2015 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

I don't know, someone going to another continent and planting a flag to claim a country seems colonial, or imperial, or something. Is it because it's Africa, though? He's not representing another sovereign state, so he's not really forming a "colony", as it is, and he hasn't yet started e...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri May 15, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

Man asks both countries if he can have a piece of land they're not using, and they say sure" = "colonialism Wikipedia says, unsurprisingly, that it's more complicated. The countries are in debate about another more important piece of land that the Brits once swapped between the countries ...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu May 07, 2015 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

For the benefit of my American friends, I should explain that this is a shock something on the scale of Ralph Nader suddenly becoming the Governor of Texas. That certainly would be something, because his official place of residence is in Connecticut. He could move. Or does have to be born there? Fu...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed May 06, 2015 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Greatest Mathematician of all time?
Replies: 65
Views: 15660

Re: Greatest Mathematician of all time?

The greatest athlete was Jesse Owens, greatest actor was Marlene Dietrich, and Gauss is still the correct answer to the original question. If you have further questions, just let me know. Isn't it easier to fill in Gauss for every entry? You'll be wrong no matter what you choose. Seriously. I hope ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon May 04, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 13519

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

By way of comparison, it would seem quite ludicrous to suggest that by critiquing capitalism a Marxist was attacking wage labourers. It would similarly seem very odd to suggest that those critiquing Big Pharma hate people who work in pharmaceutical factories. Or that those who question our cultural...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 17765

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

On a clarification to my earlier post. If indeed you are referring to "southern Ireland" as "northern Ireland" having been rotated, this is also incorrect since the terms "United Kingdom" and "Great Britain" both already include "northern (southern) Irel...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!
Replies: 37
Views: 3903

Re: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!

Meh, ISO is just an international agreement, no more or less correct than any other standard. Also, those damned Europeans probably use it, which makes it a gateway to socialism and godless anarchy. I prefer my god-fearing, gun-toting American date standards. God bless America, and God bless Pi(e) ...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!
Replies: 37
Views: 3903

Re: Happy Super Pi Day, Everyone!

Meh, ISO is just an international agreement, no more or less correct than any other standard. Also, those damned Europeans probably use it, which makes it a gateway to socialism and godless anarchy. I prefer my god-fearing, gun-toting American date standards. God bless America, and God bless Pi(e) D...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Irish MEP stages language strike over EU exclusion of Irish
Replies: 21
Views: 4016

Re: Irish MEP stages language strike over EU exclusion of Ir

There's also Scottish Gaelic, which comes from the same language family and shares some similarities, if I remember correctly, but enough difference that they're different languages. So it's easier and more accurate to call it "Irish" than simply "Gaelic".
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 138
Views: 18467

Re: Raising secular children

Actually the basics of Secular morality is pretty simple, it starts with an examination of basic empathy: "How would I feel if I was on the receiving end of my own actions?". It doesn't take a belief in a higher power, just the observation that other entities with similar qualities as one...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355086

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The tiny little town (5,000 people) I live in has a thing against, wait for it, Finnish people, specifically the people of Finnish descent who live in the town. From Wikipedia: The racial makeup of the town was 98.55% White, 0.19% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.14% from oth...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Seeking reference or proof for an integral inequality
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: Seeking reference or proof for an integral inequality

This seems similar to something I was reading recently on Hölder's Inequalities . One such page was talking about the conditions under which Hölder is an equality, and they derived conditions very similar to what you're proposing, but in the slightly alternate form. Unfortunately, I can't find that ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

I've been to Birmingham a few times, am I a Muslim now? Yes. The fact that you seem to have been unaware of this also makes you a secret Muslim, secret even to yourself. But if you were only passing through, you're just a casual secret Muslim. Sorry. Terrible joke. I stared at that story for a minu...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: saving the internet
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

Re: saving the internet

i have reason to believe, though admittedly its more of a hunch than anything, that the internet, or more specifically all computers connected to it, will permanently shut down sometime between now and the end of the year 2022. so, i've tasked myself with saving as much as i can offline. i'm starti...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 212110

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Thank heavens they pointed out that it wasn't really cars in your spine. That could have caused some confusion!!! Which would probably lead to a collision and corresponding traffic jam at about C5. And then there will be local news helicopters circling your spinal column, trying to get the best vid...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730180

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Never go too far with a metaphor - it won't respect you in the morning.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730180

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No. It isn't normal to call every person out there racist. Even if the majority of people were racist, it would still not be valid to assume individuals are without further evidence. Coming from the assumption that white people are, by default, racist is itself quite racist indeed. The degree is di...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation
Replies: 105
Views: 14113

Re: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation

Didn't Christopher Hitchens have a reversal of opinion on "enhanced interrogation methods" after being waterboarded (mildly) for a story? Makes one wish at times that you could force key members of government to undergo such procedures prior to their use to gain the perspective someone lik...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Top 0.1% to pass bottom 90% of Americans in combined wealth
Replies: 566
Views: 68038

Re: Top 0.1% to pass bottom 90% of Americans in combined wea

Don't forget the effects of pie-deregulation lobbying directed by the oligarchs of Big Filling.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ebola thread
Replies: 256
Views: 51333

Re: Ebola thread

Military docs and nurses are precious scarce resources (you should hear the recruiters beg) and cannot be sent to Africa without serious problems of many kinds (imagine if 5 or ten of them didn't want to go and went to the media with that.) You raise a lot of good points. This one requires some exp...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ebola thread
Replies: 256
Views: 51333

Re: Ebola comes to the US

Do we really need two threads on the same outbreak? I'd suggest "quite possibly" - it's not just "two threads about Ebola." The other thread is a little more focused on the reasons Ebola spreads so rapidly in countries without the same sort of healthcare/sanitation/government in...
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems
Replies: 254
Views: 33579

Re: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems

Hello Twistar, The ant doesn't get crushed, There is no pesticide, Ants don't fall into a hole. Because problems provide all information prehand. A good word problem will provide what did happen. So it is supposed to provide all information of what happened, and all information is stated, so what I...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Schrodinger Cat Disproof (Samuel Jacobs)
Replies: 88
Views: 17199

Re: Schrodinger Cat Disproof (Samuel Jacobs)

1. How can dead and alive ever intersect each other in purely biological terms, nothing can exist in both at the same time. "Dead" and "alive" are not well-defined in purely biological terms. 2. I realise that Schrodinger's cat was an example on the absurdity of the underlying t...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6320081

Re: Fluff

New Zealand: it's everywhere you'll never be.

Unless you live there. Then, you're a wizard.
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

My college was founded in 1352 because the black death killed too many priests so there was no-one to read the people dying of plauge their last rights. Corpus Christi, Cambridge? Or Trinity Hall? (Both colleges have Black Death origins). But Trinity Hall was technically founded in 1350 (according ...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

My college was founded in 1352 because the black death killed too many priests so there was no-one to read the people dying of plauge their last rights. Corpus Christi, Cambridge? Or Trinity Hall? (Both colleges have Black Death origins). But Trinity Hall was technically founded in 1350 (according ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 352057

Re: Questions For The World

Jumble wrote:Plus one for the rock boxers.


Have any good rock boxing beats?
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robin Williams found dead
Replies: 13
Views: 4037

Re: Robin Williams found dead

It's probably going to become cliche in the coming days, but I remember most movies like Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting.
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6320081

Re: Fluff

Or just forgo the nuking, invade a country that's falling apart and rule that benevolently as 'advisors' to human collaborators, and offer to share the advanced tech with whatever nations agree to join the union, and those that don't agree find their countries collapsing as they lose trading partne...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6320081

Re: Fluff

I actually want to see a US-made Alien Invasion movie where the Aliens head for Southeast Asia first as... that's where most of the population of the world lives. The plot of the movie being essentially the USAmericans getting irate that they're mostly being ignored by the Aliens and leading a spit...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 436621

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

CorruptUser wrote:No, I'm of the opinion that we should only be concerned with the Palestinian civilians killed in this conflict. No tears shed for anyone in Hamas.

Out of curiosity, how about those who voted for Hamas?
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

Ah, stone burners. Dial it all the way up, and see if you can't split the planet in two.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13944
Views: 1881285

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

I also seem to remember reading that a vital component of MAD was a dependable second-strike capability, and that it's been suggested that fail-deadly second-strike systems like Perimeter were vital to a strong nuclear deterrent by making it so that the nuclear stockpile didn't have to be managed by...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 15707

Re: 1393: Timeghost

Way to go, Randall. Post a timeghost comic on my birthday.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3246
Views: 565684

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I was asleep, but I had to get up to type this out before I forgot, because it was awesome. I was somehow part of a three-man "extreme sports" television program where we did wacky stuff our viewers wrote in about, as long as our viewers claimed that they did them first. I did something wa...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1212190

Re: Today I Learned

microwaved? Please tell me no one would actually consider such a thing. Scrambled eggs are way easier and faster in a microwave, and taste pretty much identical, in my experience. Faster, perhaps. In a pan, it could easily take five minutes, but if you're looking to shave that to two or three, a mi...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1212190

Re: Today I Learned

yurell wrote:microwaved?


Please tell me no one would actually consider such a thing.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 74530

Re: 1321: "Cold"

But they are related to gardens, being such dazzling piles of rich manure.

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