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by Armadillo Al
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1594: "Human Subjects"
Replies: 33
Views: 7256

Re: 1594: "Human Subjects"

I fail to see the problem. Isn't the whole idea of human interaction to do unto others before they can do unto you?
by Armadillo Al
Tue May 08, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 258075

Re: Board games anyone?

Just played Doom: The Boardgame the other night for the first time. Good game, except 1) it's based on Doom 3, not 1 or 2, so everything looks weird to me, and 2) it's far too easy to lose your ammo. Seriously, in a four-hour scenario, we were running around punching everything in sight for at least...
by Armadillo Al
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9359274

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

dhokarena56 wrote:Ehh, the gas tax should see to that. And careful planning of mass transit.

Careful planning? In my America?
by Armadillo Al
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923334

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

80 (27 C) degrees and sunny all weekend, and will be that warm for the next couple days at least.

The normal high is a full 35 degrees (19 C) lower than that. Anyone have an idea how many standard deviations from the mean we are right now?
by Armadillo Al
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769969

Re: Today I Learned

Panonadin wrote:Some of the places even told me when I called to talk to HR that they have literally 164 applications to go through and they will call me back when they get to mine.

Only 164? I guess the economy is improving after all.
by Armadillo Al
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9359274

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Eh, it really straddles both - 1987-1994 is tough to shoehorn into one 'decade', as pop culture defines it.

EDIT: Woot, ST goaded me into a pagetopper! I feel special.
by Armadillo Al
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9359274

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

And the '90s had new, unseen episodes of: Star Trek TNG, Twin Peaks, Babylon 5, The X Files before it sucked. The '00s just have old, already seen episodes of those shows. Alas, I was slightly too young to really appreciate TNG when it was still new. I do, however, have fond memories of watching fi...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 306207

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Gotta love card types that aren't as prolific as you might expect. Good luck making use of your Locus land types! Of which there are only two It's good enough that Cloudpost was banned in Modern about five months after that format (everything from 8th Edition on, basically) was created. Apparently,...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769969

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that typing '1000 miles' or some distance of about that order into WolframAlpha gives you "distance the Proclaimers would walk, just to be the man that walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door (1000 mi)" I was very amused. Today I learned that the line is apparentl...
by Armadillo Al
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39136

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

StClair wrote:
SW15243 wrote:Ah! After ten thousand years I'm free! It's time to conquer earth!

I guess the only thing left to do is recruit some teenagers with attitude.

Glad I wasn't the only one who had this immediately spring to mind unbidden.
by Armadillo Al
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110600

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Just a quick point of order on the status of "Jeopardy" ... Ken Jennings, the reigning top human player at Jeopardy, as brilliant and entertaining as he is on a daily basis (@KenJennings), was demolished by Skynet IBM Watson in an epic competition. Jeopardy has been conquered for inhuman-...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2854778

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Me too, although I apparently haven't been here for quite a while myself.
by Armadillo Al
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Four weeks after the accident, still haven't replaced my car. Insurance actually came through with their end, and got me my check reasonably quickly...only problem there was that I had to get my dad to sign it, since we cosigned on the car loan. And he was in the hospital at the time, after his pit ...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Might be a factor, but I'm convinced that many people are actually not voting for the reason this very valid option is there to begin with: «None of the candidates convinced me of their programme.»[/cite] Actually, I don't believe for a second that any candidate will actually stand up for their cam...
by Armadillo Al
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Man, I wanted to post a rant, but I can't follow that. That sucks, man. *hugs*
by Armadillo Al
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769969

Re: Today I Learned

I believe this needs to be here: http://www.wastedtalent.ca/comic/data-pr0n This is the second time in the last week I have been linked to that webcomic. Thankfully, I already archive-binged the whole damn thing the last time, so I don't have to worry about wasting more time with it now. Even thoug...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Gah, I just realized I left all my favorite hats in my car.

Which I almost certainly totaled two weeks ago and will never see again.
by Armadillo Al
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Just call them and tell them that you did not, in fact, sign a contract, and instead just switched ownership of the account -- and that if they wish to charge you a termination fee, they will need to provide either paperwork with your signature or search through the recording of your original phone...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Could you transfer the service to where ever you move to? Thus not voiding the contract and getting charged the fee. I moved three months ago and already have a different service provider. The only reason we used that one was because my former location was so rural they were the only people providi...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923334

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

SlyReaper wrote:Wait, you have to pay extra for them not to deliver it? You have to pay for the privilege or picking it up yourself? What manner of bonkers is this?

Welcome to Freedomville.
by Armadillo Al
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769969

Re: Today I Learned

The sun is never directly overhead, except if you're standing on the equator. This is more obvious the farther north you go, especially in the winter. In December, the sun is barely over the horizon at noon where I live. In December, you would have to be near the Tropic of Capricorn to have the Sun...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Grah. When my parents split up in January 2010 and my mother moved halfway across the country, I was forced to pick up the internet bill because my father had neither the cash nor any use for the Internets. That February, I called and had the account transferred to my name. This past May, I finally ...
by Armadillo Al
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category
Replies: 23
Views: 3519

Re: Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category

Luckily, I only have about 5-6 posts in forums that don't count, so I don't have to worry about that.
by Armadillo Al
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457767

Re: Questions For The World

I would guess that 'cut up first, ask questions later' would have something to do with how they learned to eat as a young child--a parent would be more likely to cut all of their child's food at once, so they can turn their attention to their own meal. Pure theorycrafting on my part, though. As for ...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3076215

Re: Postify your facerity

That, good sir, is a fantastic tie. And a fantastic island, as well. I've never actually been on the island itself, sadly, despite the fact I once spent an entire summer 20 miles from it. WOW..... That is one of the greatest and nerdiest swimsuits I have seen. Excellent find.... Agreed, although I ...
by Armadillo Al
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923334

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I may be a bit biased here, but the end of that Brasil-US match yesterday was pretty awesome. Heck, just hearing the largely-international crowd root for the Americans was awesome in and of itself.
by Armadillo Al
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29073

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Oh God, that's another childhood memory ruined forever.
by Armadillo Al
Tue May 31, 2011 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 20867

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

Somehow I knew SlyReaper was going to post here... Sorry, but no. The person "figuring it out" is supposed to be US, readers. That is where the humour should come from. I honestly don't know if Randall thinks his readers are too dumb to understand the joke before he explains it, or if he ...
by Armadillo Al
Tue May 24, 2011 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explaining our lives to future youngsters
Replies: 38
Views: 4747

Re: Explaining our lives to future youngsters

20 years later: "Daddy, you had to drive to mommy's house to see her?" :D i think that might be a little extreme Hell, by then, Daddy might not even have to drive to Mommy's house to impregnate her. One thing I see our generation being looked at for that hasn't been touched in this thread...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3076215

Re: Postify your facerity

To post or not to post... That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to postify my facerity or not to... *shrug* I may... *continues to lurk* Do eeeet.... The only thing stopping me from posting another facerity is the continued lack of new pictures of me. The only picture taken of me in the last si...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 35348

Re: 0888: Heaven

Part of me wants to believe that Randall came up with this and the Hell comic at the same time, but held off on the Heaven comic until comic #888 due to the 'lucky' properties of the number 8 in Chinese culture...
by Armadillo Al
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9359274

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

This is no time to get whiskey with our puns.
by Armadillo Al
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I can understand spelling my name in an email incorrectly if you don't know how it should be spelled (since my name is admittedly a less-common spelling), but my (work) email address contains my full name! If I'm capable of reading the email you sent me, there's no excuse for getting it wrong!
by Armadillo Al
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576359

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Well that makes a lot of sense I guess. Out of interest who was it that the nation just couldn't wait to be king? Who else? Washington, Washington : six foot eight weighs a fucking ton. Of course, that's an oversimplification and joining of a couple of different, unrelated bits. Also, not quite as ...
by Armadillo Al
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 22101

Re: Post when you die/Lose

Something froze me in place, and then I got clawed to death by a kitten.
by Armadillo Al
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9359274

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

broken_escalator wrote:Trying to make a hawk joke, damnit!
Spoiler:
Image

Sweet, a new, bigger, more awesome pet!

Also, I only have five weeks or so before I officially become old, myself.
by Armadillo Al
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199701

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Someone wrote this on the board at school today. I'm not entirely sure if it belongs here, but: I see you drivin' downtown with the girl I love and I'm like... HAIKU This song came on the radio at pretty much the exact moment I read this post. This version's better than the radio version, that's fo...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google gets away with lying about result counts
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Re: Google gets away with lying about result counts

I just Googled myself. It originally claimed "about 1,920 results". I think skipped ahead to see how many pages it would find...and on page 14 it said "not showing results similar to the 132 already displayed". The top now said "Page 14 of 132 results". I went back to p...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923334

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

233.6 pounds this morning! Total weight lost this week: 3.8 pounds Total weight lost since 1 Jan: 24.0 pounds! I HAVE BROKEN THROUGH THE PLATEAU, MOTHERFUCKERS! It's going to be weird calling you just "Speck" from now on. Maybe there'll be a transition period where we can call him "S...
by Armadillo Al
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 306207

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

It is damage. It's just not marked on the creature when it's dealt. Pretty much all of those examples are "new" magic. In fact nearly all those examples are just wither, which is really new (and plainswalkers are semi-new, though still after I stopped playing, granted, the have a signific...

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