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by CBusAlex
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1396
Views: 232876

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Suppose the UK continues to squabble amongst themselves, and Mar 29 arrives with no deal or extension agreed to. And further suppose that all the predicted negative consequences of no-deal manifest themselves, and convince enough MPs that May's deal would have been better than this. Would the UK at ...
by CBusAlex
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8565
Views: 807377

Re: Trump presidency

But if they fail utterly and completely, like they did here? They'll do everything they can to either 1) Obscure the fact that they even tried, or 2) Rewrite the narrative to make it look like a 'success'. To be honest, I don't think "trick WaPo into publishing a fake story" was necessari...
by CBusAlex
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1920
Views: 377797

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

wst wrote:Not just real, but disappointing! We're that far progressed as society that mecha fights can be disappointing!


Like, I know all those bots had a few thousand pounds on it, but I still think Tombstone could take any of them down without breaking a sweat.
by CBusAlex
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1920
Views: 377797

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

'); DROP TABLE Bones; --
by CBusAlex
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 8437

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

I might well be wrong about this, not being from the US, but I thought all these teams played in different areas because they keep threatening to leave $CITY unless it throws tax breaks and new stadia at them, and every so often a city calls their bluff, so they head off to wherever the sun is shin...
by CBusAlex
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 8437

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

??? The Lakers are Los Angeles, he plays for Anaheim - they aren't even in the same county. Funny how the team is called the Los Angeles Angels isn't even based in Los Angeles. TIL. Last year I found out that the Dallas Cowboys play their home games in Arlington, and apparently their headquarters a...
by CBusAlex
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 12876

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

As a developer for a major sports video game title (not NBA2k) I can assure you that the top players of our game could best us in just about any physical activity you could imagine. We're not talking LeBron James, but a lot of them played the sport at least at the high school level. Most of us would...
by CBusAlex
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 15772

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

Yes, UTC is bad. Time must be metricized, so appointments must be made in seconds since the unix epoch ( no leap seconds allowed!), which is what digital calendars are doing anyway. No, we should have the exact time elapsed from the beginning of the universe to now, given in Planck time. Picking ar...
by CBusAlex
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 11664

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

Ah, so you don't believe in private property rights. Property ownership is an artificial social construct. The rights afforded to property owners can therefore be whatever society decides. Your land isn't being touched. Land is something that can be profoundly altered without touching it. That's th...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 12331

Re: 1779: "2017"

qvxb wrote:I'm going to perform at Uncle Donald's inauguration in January. I can't decide between "Another Brick in the Wall" and "You're No Good".


If you're going Floyd, I would suggest "In the Flesh".
by CBusAlex
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I honestly still don't blame him for holding back until everything is official and legit. I mean, "I will withhold information from the American people if there is a chance it could harm me personally" isn't a great look for a guy running for President. That's basically the cornerstone of...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 13963

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

Is Lake Chad missing? -> YES -> Is the Aral Sea missing -> YES -> Are ALL the seas missing? -> YES -> 1,000,000,000+
by CBusAlex
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:Not that Gilmore matters, mind, but still.


Hey, he got almost as many votes as Vermin Supreme
by CBusAlex
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1633: "Possible Undiscovered Planets"
Replies: 104
Views: 17267

Re: 1633: "Possible undiscovered planets"

Randall seems optimistic about the lack of giant bugs in his house... perhaps foolishly so.
by CBusAlex
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I expect the establishment candidates to do better than expected in Iowa, just because the nature of the caucus favors those who have a strong ground game and know how to work the process. Carson will probably still win (because Iowa republicans are just a little bit crazy) but something like Carson...
by CBusAlex
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'll be a little bit contrarian, and note that there is a clear self-selection bias in those polls. In particular, those polls only count internet users . And it is clear that we netizens have a more homogeneous voting pattern than others. Furthermore, Sanders has strong support among youngsters / ...
by CBusAlex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

mathmannix wrote:It seems to me like NBC trapped him with that question, that it wasn't a fair question.


Worth noting that mathmannix's post that stated this discussion flat out stated that it wasn't a fair question, and at the very least heavily implied that it wasn't fair because it was a trap.
by CBusAlex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Speaker of the House John Boehner: To Resign in Mid October
Replies: 69
Views: 17746

Re: Speaker of the House John Boehner: To Resign in Mid Octo

Really? that's interesting. Unrestrained spending, ever-growing entitlement programs, and ever-increasing debt (18 trillion and growing) makes ME fear for the future. I think my fear (that no one will act until the debt becomes unsustainable) is more rational than your fear (that republican 'reject...
by CBusAlex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1127506

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If your entire justification for asking a question is to get someone to reveal something that they would not otherwise reveal, it's absolutely a trap question, whether or not you think it was justified. What the fucking fuck? ALL questions are trying to get someone to reveal something. That's the p...
by CBusAlex
Fri May 29, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: fictional planetary system
Replies: 15
Views: 9998

Re: fictional planetary system

If the moon is close enough that the gas giant blocks a significant portion of the sky, it will orbit quickly enough that every point on the near side gets a pretty complete view of the sky every day or so. Sure, but if Moon A gets its view of the sky containing Moon B at a time of day when Moon B ...
by CBusAlex
Wed May 27, 2015 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: fictional planetary system
Replies: 15
Views: 9998

Re: fictional planetary system

If you have two gas giants, each with a tidally locked moon, and have only the planet facing hemisphere of the moon be habitable, you could probably set up the orbits such that there is never (or almost never) a direct line of sight between the habitable parts of each moon. This would explain the la...
by CBusAlex
Wed May 27, 2015 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FIFA officials arrested
Replies: 29
Views: 7930

Re: FIFA officials arrested

Can someone elaborate on the USA connection? Is it bank law violation? I know the usa has a wide reach for shingly foreign crimes. As I understand it, the US arrests are for bribery and corruption connected to the 2016 Copa America, which will be played in the US and is run in part by CONCACAF, whi...
by CBusAlex
Tue May 19, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592686

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

ObsessoMom wrote:Also, on what planet does "disputed territory" = "territory NEITHER of the disputing parties wants"?


This one.
by CBusAlex
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks
Replies: 209
Views: 27317

Re: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks

Me and Ajh are lovers. The clue I got from searching Madge on N1 pointed to him, and the clue he got from Freezeblade on N1 pointed to me, so in all likelihood both of them (and, by extension, Moody) are town. This leaves us with only Minestrone, Vytron2, and Gopher as potential scum, and one of tho...
by CBusAlex
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

I also agree that Vytron needs to be lynched tonight. Myself and Freezeblade have decided who we're killing, and they're on the short list. Investigators should look at people in the larger, townier list. I think I could hammer here, but I want to make sure everyone has as much time as possible to g...
by CBusAlex
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

House demolition vote: Djehutynakht White hat vote: Djehutynakht If I’m wrong and DJ is town, freezeblade can cancel the explosion. I must strenuously disagree with this strategy. Like Madge and SDK (and probably some others I'm forgetting) have pointed out, our best path to victory is to get a con...
by CBusAlex
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

I can confirm that Freezeblade is my mason.
by CBusAlex
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D1 - Smalltown, Big Trouble

Since the zebras are investigated as a herd, there's no way of knowing who targeted whom -- yeah we can ask them if I have revealed who the current zebras are, but we have to be able to trust that their answers are true, which I am not certain is possible in a lot of cases. If we can catch zebras i...
by CBusAlex
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32703
Views: 2496391

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Jane Austin: Sounds good. vote mpolo in case the deadline strikes. We have already talked about him, and last night's results lead me to check CBus next. I wish Ajh had been a little more clear here, I'm not sure if this means he's searching me tonight, or if I'm next in line to lync...
by CBusAlex
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks
Replies: 209
Views: 27317

Re: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks

Madge is probable, but there's at least a little concern because of her not revealing her lover (though a scum trying a lovers gambit might not have thought of not revealing, so in the balance, I guess she's more town than not). Madge also claimed to have gained a double vote. Although she hasn't u...
by CBusAlex
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

You really should. Really. You basically made the choice to no lynch. Lynches are good because, even if you hit town, you still get info about who everyone voted for. Vigging would only get info about who I personally think is scum. IMO, vigging is only a good idea when you have a really, really go...
by CBusAlex
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks
Replies: 209
Views: 27317

Re: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks

Well, BigNose was throwing an awful lof of FOS at Ajh yesterday. And Ajh voted for BigNose at a important point during the runup. So that points pretty strongly to town!ajh. But then, at an even more crucial moment, Ajh unvoted and switched to Vytron. Still, moderate townie points for Ajh. I am star...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 15853

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

Using win+left/right/up arrow has greatly increased my multiple-monitor effectiveness. This also lets you dock windows onto the right side of the left monitor, which is not possible with the click-and-drag-to-the-edge-of-the-screen method. Neat! Oh, and if the window happens to be maximized offscre...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

So, in case it is not obvious, I did not fire ze missiles last night. Didn't have a strong enough scum read on anyone. Hopefully investigative results will change that today. ... Running through the possibilities of Kalira and Madge: town!kalira / town!madge - A zebra sighting at Cemper's is what I ...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks
Replies: 209
Views: 27317

Re: Jane Austen Matchmaker Mafia: D2: Parlour Tricks

I targeted Madge last night. After a reread, my top two suspects for today are Mpolo and Gopher, as they both appear to be lacking information that I would expect town to have. I think Mpolo is the less likely of those two, since they've claimed not to have a lover; this will discourage other player...
by CBusAlex
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D2 - Death of an Undead

I think there are really three possibilities: 1) Ahippo blocked the scum kill 2) Scum tried to kill Vytron, but the SK processed first 3) Scum tried to kill the SK So knowing ahippo's target wouldn't fully confirm them (town!Vytron is a pretty obvious kill target, after all) but it would still be a ...
by CBusAlex
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D1 - Smalltown, Big Trouble

Unvote

Vote: Moody


Better option than ahippo, since it looks like it's down to those two.
by CBusAlex
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D1 - Smalltown, Big Trouble

No Lynch is usually a bad idea, but in a setup like this where we know there will be multiple people giving out investigative results tomorrow morning, it's a lot more reasonable. I have to think we're a lot more likely to lynch a scum/SK tomorrow than we are today. I still think we should lynch som...
by CBusAlex
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D1 - Smalltown, Big Trouble

CBusAlex – I have never played a game with you. What is your experience playing mafia? Do you know any magicians? @CbusAlex: Could you describe your typical playstyle D1 and link us to a finished game that backs this up? This game and the Jane Austin game are my first at xkcd. I normally play on an...
by CBusAlex
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown PYP - GAME OVER - PERFECT SCUM VICTORY!
Replies: 548
Views: 55544

Re: Smalltown PYP - D1 - Smalltown, Big Trouble

FYI, I'm going to be out of town until Monday. I'll try to check in on my phone from time to time, but probably won't be very active. Vote: mpolo because the whole "I don't mind being lynched if it will help the town" act is something I've seen most often from scum trying a little bit too ...

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