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by mashnut
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139999

Re: Police misbehavior thread

To those who say it's impossible by definition to be good and be a cop, how do you propose that laws be enforced? Or do you propose that laws not be enforced (or equivalently, that there be no laws at all)? Jose Wherein the hyenas chant "no king" but scar meant that he wanted regime chang...
by mashnut
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531885

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

somitomi - I don't know if my furnace has a water temp setting. The water heater is a separate unit. It's a forced air system, and the closet where the furnace is gets a lot warmer than the rest of the house when the unit's on. It's moot now, since after 2 technicians, 90 minutes, and $300, I have ...
by mashnut
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 37
Views: 8236

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"

I do contract software development and, among other things, act as both the developer and support for one software product in one government department. It's very common for people to email me full-screen screenshots embedded in Word documents, when the only thing relevant is a small error message ...
by mashnut
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 24962

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Kids are about one hundred times more likely to be killed by traffic accidents than by shootings, but nobody is making a ruckus about the need to save child pedestrians from dangerous motorists. No, the difference is nobody is making a ruckus to prevent doing things to make child pedestrians safer....
by mashnut
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Curve Filling a Rectangle
Replies: 21
Views: 10974

Re: Curve Filling a Rectangle

gd1 wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:Qapla'!


Please hold your Qapla's until after the lecture.


That's how I got kicked out of the last lecture though :(
by mashnut
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893031

Re: Trump presidency

Quick question, do you think he's lying (or exaggerating his abstinence)about his drinking? I don't think he's answered untruthfully, but I do think that he's certainly exaggerating. My read is that his drinking during high school and college really probably isn't something that should trip him up ...
by mashnut
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1932
Views: 401919

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

mmmmmm, slurry

(insert homer meme)
by mashnut
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 97537

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The same SD-UT reporter has been writing about the sexist nicknames that Judge Kreep (yes, his real name) had been giving attorneys in his court . Judge Kreep is on the ballot this June. From that story: Last fall several lawyers said he was absent often from the court frequently, but court officia...
by mashnut
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 16337

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

(But I won't argue with anyone who actually rotates paper maps, as this makes you obviously entirely wrong about everything. :P) Sometimes I rotate the map in my hands, sometimes I turn in place whilst holding the map. How else would you align the map with the landscape? :) We were always instructe...
by mashnut
Fri May 13, 2016 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139999

Re: Police misbehavior thread



On the other hand, if they really were speeding and not wearing seat belts, they shouldn't have immunity from being pulled over just because they're in a cop car.
by mashnut
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your hand?
Replies: 49
Views: 13483

Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

I can just barely touch the bottom of a pringles can, but I can't actually manipulate the chips that are at the bottom. When I try, I just end up mashing them into chip bits and then tipping the can straight into my mouth.
by mashnut
Thu May 14, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is yawning contagious?
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Re: Why is yawning contagious?

Anecdotally, it's not restricted by species either. I find myself yawning after my dog yawns, and by pretending to yawn while she's watching I can almost always make her yawn as well. …and I just discovered that I can make myself yawn, by pretending to yawn while mentally picturing a cocker spaniel...
by mashnut
Thu May 14, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is yawning contagious?
Replies: 14
Views: 2817

Re: Why is yawning contagious?

Anecdotally, it's not restricted by species either. I find myself yawning after my dog yawns, and by pretending to yawn while she's watching I can almost always make her yawn as well.
by mashnut
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern

After I corrected cleverbot's grammar, it spent the next few dozen posts intentionally misspelling things.
by mashnut
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could you move Earth out of the solar system...
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: Could you move Earth out of the solar system...

Another way to cheat would be to throw material off Earth in such a way that it bounces off the Moon and comes back to Earth. Although this won't displace the centre of mass of the Earth-Moon system from its solar orbit it will gradually increase the Earth-Moon distance if you get the timing right....

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