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by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 139972

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

gmalivuk wrote:
Stargazer71 wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Stargazer71 wrote:I have yet to see any evidence that I could make a reasonable statement
That's the most reasonable statement you've made so far!

Q.E.D.

How is quantum electrodynamics even remotely on topic?

It's kind of like "so's your face". It's always on-topic.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 139972

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

My views on gay marriage are far more complicated than a straight up yes/no opinion. I won't divulge them, because it will undoubtedly result in more people bashing me as being an intolerant bigot. Oh come now, no one will leap to bash your opinions unless they're bigoted! Are they bigoted? Nobody ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 139972

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

>> JudeMorrigan wondered: >> >> Serious, non-judgmental question: is English your first language? No, it was baby talk. So, what does your serious, non-judgemental question mean? Do you have a reference I could look up for "coloring the text"? IS that English? I feel like I've slipped thr...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 139972

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

On a forum where it seems to be considered good, clean fun to change the words of another person's posts to make them look ridiculous, how am I to know what something as sinister-sounding as "calling shenanigans" is 'code' for? I don't trust anyone here, and I DO take that as a threat to ...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726996

Re: Fluff

I was with you until the carrots. Then you lost me completely with cabbage.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726996

Re: Fluff

WibblyWobbly wrote:Nothing to do with bromelains, right?
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726996

Re: Fluff

Nothing to do with bromelains, right?
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

So, kids, what have learned today from the great Franklin? You have to kiss the asses of people from a higher station, and if you're a really skilled asskisser, you might become one of the ass-kissed yourself. Or not, but then people won't tell stories about you in the future. No, Franklin patently...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I especially love how the "can't fight fire with fire" thing came up in a discussion where no one was doing anything like that. It might be a valid point to raise in a world where there are bands of murdergays, but in the real world all that happened here was a boycott and a bit of financ...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

taking as a given for a moment that not wanting to change the definition of a word is bigoted FTFY. Secondly, if that's all you're really against - changing the definition of a word - you'd better get out to the offices of the OED pronto, because they're changing all sorts of definitions, all the t...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13250
Views: 1278301

Re: Today I Learned

tastelikecoke wrote:Why drink diluted sugar when you can eat an actual cake?


Because if I ate cake as often as I drink water, people would think something's wrong with me.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7540

Re: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread

What do you mean by "experiment?" Is there a thing you are trying to test? I am hoping that by getting photons that have these frequency ratios to interact I can get something interesting to happen. The problem is I am having trouble finding LED's that correspond to these ratios so I need...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

He has the right to speak his piece. He did. And he shouldn't be punished for that. Sorry. You can and should be judged by the company you keep. The ideas you espouse. The speech you make. The groups you support. The causes you champion. You are the sum of your actions, and your actions - from hold...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3276
Views: 586642

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I keep having dreams where I see a shooting star in the sky at some point during the night, and then notice that it's heading straight for us. Then, it collides, things explode like a Michael Bay movie and I'm running around trying to save family members. The other night, I had one where my dad, who...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Mozilla didn't wait to figure out how bad this was going to get. They pulled the plug on Eich before they could find out. If you want to blame anybody, blame them. I agree that boycotts -- and even the threat thereof -- are a good thing. I don't find much fault in the short fuse either. When my toa...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 70398

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

In fact, I'm skeptical of the idea that, in the infinitesimal period of time between OKCupid's awareness raising stunt and Eich's resignation, any kind of boycott even got properly started . I think this needs to be emphasized. I'm all in favor of boycotts; it's how consumers who don't have a board...
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 40745

Re: Madness discussion

For the record! I was being totally facetious about this. I just wanted to point out that the reporter in question was Some Asshole and we all, in fact, had a polite chuckle at their perceived outrage. They threatened to inform our boss ! Then we'd get, I dunno, fired or something. I'd have to turn...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 40745

Re: Madness discussion

Going back to the Mardi Gras analogy, Red Hal is suggisting making copious amounts of LSD freely available to participants. On the last page SBN suggested just closing down and locking up the entire city for three days. Neither suggestion is a particularly good idea, but I can definitely tell you w...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 40745

Re: Madness discussion

Yeah, I think a big part of the problem is that some people on the forum get very, very annoyed by what they see as Time "infecting" other threads, and are inclined to lash out at any Time-poster who is silly outside of 1190. So the spreading of absurdity doesn't work, because a few of th...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 40745

Re: Madness discussion

Going back to the Mardi Gras analogy, Red Hal is suggisting making copious amounts of LSD freely available to participants. On the last page SBN suggested just closing down and locking up the entire city for three days. Neither suggestion is a particularly good idea, but I can definitely tell you w...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Very Model ah A big man ting General Furious Doodling 20

people dem dem dem dem ah Earth, you attention, please. dis be Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz ah de Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you goin no doubt be aware, de plans for development ah de outlying regions ah de Galaxy require de building ah a hyperspatial express route tru you star system. an' ...
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Very Model ah A big man ting General Furious Doodling 20

people dem dem ah Earth, you attention, please. dis be Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz ah de Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you goin no doubt be aware, de plans for development ah de outlying regions ah de Galaxy require de building ah a hyperspatial express route tru you star system. an' regretta...
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

This is such stupid childish nonsense. Not sure if I'm coming back after it's over, so pre-emptive farewells! If you can't stand to be childish from time to time, you don't deserve to be an adult. And if laughing at yourself for even a short time is so distressing that it would cause you to give up...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726996

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

If there's one thing I can claim to be a connoisseur of, it would be cheese. Probably tried over 50 types, many manufacturers. I usually buy a new cheese every time I shop, to the point that's there's nothing in regular supermarkets that I've not tried. I was thinking of finding a speciality cheese...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726996

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

SecondTalon wrote:Batter it in cornmeal and fry it.


The answer to most of life's problems.

Other problems are solved by applying a generous rub and slow smoking.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014: de list an ting
Replies: 65
Views: 17717

Re: Mod Madness 2014: The Screwifying List

A watched pot never boils.

A watched mod never fucks up your shit. If the Madness were any less mercurial, it wouldn't be mad.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

I think of it as more "what if the inmates ran the asylum?", Sooooooooooooo... Mod Madness? But the inmates in the OTT don't actually have the power to remake their world as they see fit, like the Mods do. OTTers do it through sheer force of will. And that's both impressive and scary as f...
by WibblyWobbly
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

I think of it as more "what if the inmates ran the asylum?", although from every interaction I've had with the OTTers, they're very nice inmates. Still crazy, but nice nonetheless.
by WibblyWobbly
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 108670

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

The word filters worked on the OTT at one point, and I think they can (and should) again. Only the most intrepid of mod will escape unharmed, but entering that tenth circle of confusion to embrace the modness could be worth the risk. Or you might get obliterated. Hard to tell. Take some snacks with ...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Axiomatic mathematics has no foundation
Replies: 158
Views: 30767

Re: Axiomatic mathematics has no foundation

From the director's extended cut of Pachyderm . I can prove elephants don't exist. Fine. Go ahead. As everyone knows, elephants fly by flapping their ears. This is completely implausible. An elephant's ears have minimal structural support. There's no way it could properly maintain the correct cross...
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ADHD is not a real disease
Replies: 88
Views: 15454

Re: ADHD is not a real disease

Brace wrote:Which is why "Cue bono" is a useless question.


Immediately, I started wondering why we would want that asshole performing in the middle of our thread, and how cueing him constitutes a question. Now there's a guy who might need to be on meds.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 41004

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

CorruptUser wrote:I'd rather die from my own mistakes than someone else's even if I'm more likely to make mistakes. How much more likely is a blurry issue of course.

If only you could be certain that you would be the only casualty of mistakes you make.
by WibblyWobbly
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 41004

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

Not to mention that those 600 million passenger-miles should be 600 billion, if I'm reading that right. Passenger-mile figures on that page are given in thousands.
by WibblyWobbly
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Los Angeles area
Replies: 30
Views: 27308

Re: [US] Los Angeles area

Moving to the area in a couple of months, most likely. Although I still have to find some way to exist out there; lived in the Midwest all my life, and I'm a little worried about culture (not to mention sticker) shock.
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 21067

Re: Types of Editors

And WYSIOWYS, and what you feel covers the rest.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Article: The Pixar Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 3517

Re: Article: The Pixar Theory

He later joined FedEx, but his plane crashed in the ocean and he was stuck on a desert island for a few years. That explains why he was wandering around that one airport for weeks. Was this before or after he and Superman's mom stopped Mark Renton's mad Vatican plot to destroy science with a matter...
by WibblyWobbly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 128
Views: 44431

Re: 1335: "Now"

When you say this comic is happening now, well, when exactly do you mean? See, I've already waited too long.
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"
Replies: 51
Views: 10898

Re: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"

Did anyone else, upon reading the end and seeing the picture, want to shout "IT'S IN THE HOLE!"?

Edit: RIP Harold Ramis
by WibblyWobbly
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A sequence with primes
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: A sequence with primes

Sorry; last one had a small error: f(5) = p 5 2 - 2 = 11 2 - 2 = 121 - 2 = 119 = 17 * 7? Edit: PsiSquared has it better; 17, 23, 31, 41, 53, 59, ... In fact, of the first 17 prime numbers, this formula fails to generate primes for 7 of them. Plus, there's quite a few it misses, even when it does work.
by WibblyWobbly
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 382
Views: 104868

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

The other day, while trying to fall asleep, I was doing some recreational math when I found that the only happy Mersenne primes I could come up with were 7 and 31, and further that the perfect numbers generated from those primes (28 and 496) were themselves happy ( perfectly happy, if you will). Now...

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