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by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631638

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

Of course, as a tenuous outer atmosphere. Now I have two explanations that placate my brain. Thank you.

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Oh.

Which one's right?
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

I used one to ten as a scale since it is more granular. You may have people who are predominantly one gender, also have an affinity with the other, but not strongly enough that they would feel comfortable answering yes to both questions. In any case, unless it is a survey which is explicitly seeking...
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Yeah, that was just me checking and acknowledging my privilege. Instead of the increasing number of terms, perhaps something along the lines of the following three questions? 1) On a scale of one to ten, how strongly do you identify as male? 2) On a scale of one to ten, how strongly do you identify ...
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631638

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

/slaps forehead.

Of course!
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631638

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

That always bugged me about Discworld; where does all the water falling over the edge come from?
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

I suppose so, but that seems exclusionary in the way that "white" and "non-white" would be. The term genderqueer is becoming fairly well established (if not yet fully mainstream). On edit: y'know, there really is something truly magical about two white, straight cis-men discussin...
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

If someone wants to refer to themselves as "A Transgender" then I certainly wouldn't even consider telling them otherwise, but I agree that as a catch-all (i.e. non-cis) term it is ... problematic, especially as it excludes people who explicitly identify as agendered. Genderqueer seems to ...
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548883

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Would you prefer a different news source?

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=653548
by Red Hal
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 29342

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

I'm only disproving the absolute, not the principle.
by Red Hal
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Sorry, that wasn't very clear. What I meant is that your post was a comment satirising the style you were using and not a piece of genuine fruitloopery. It was a compliment not a criticism.
by Red Hal
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11452

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Any non-commenting paragraph (yours *is*) with that many capital letters in the middle of sentences throws up a caution alert before I even read it.
by Red Hal
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 29342

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

I think the most dangerous thing about this particular book is not the instructions-for-beating or the dehumanization of children, but the assurance that spanking will produce the desired outcome if applied liberally enough, GUARANTEE FROM GOD promise. Well, that's just baked into religion. They're...
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1297: "Oort Cloud"
Replies: 44
Views: 13192

Re: 1196: "Oort Cloud"

So it would seem at present.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1297: "Oort Cloud"
Replies: 44
Views: 13192

Re: 1196: "Oort Cloud"

No, but in case it hits earth on the return journey, they're installing a slew of High Orbit Ballistic InTerceptors on the anti-comet platform they're building. That's right; they're taking the HOBITs to ISONGuard.
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"
Replies: 132
Views: 70347

Re: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"

Randall did say "energy delivered to your retina"
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1296: "Git Commit"
Replies: 49
Views: 11182

Re: 1296: "Git Commit"

Eternal Density wrote:
3. Here's a complete git commit log as visualised by git:
Which zone is bucket boosts in, and how much is a return ticket on a Sunday?
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"
Replies: 17
Views: 8367

Re: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"

It's a helluva way to make sure you *absolutely* don't get interrupted.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Found it! I was using 99.9999994133% of sand production to make chips and blocks.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Waveney no. I just purchased Glass Ceiling 6, and have 0, 5 and 6. All my castle tools are sitting around 150 and the sand tools around 700. I'll wait for the ONG to see if that fixes it, but a reload doesn't. Curious. I am intrigued.

Pope decree: Sell Beanie babies for profit.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

My Glass ladder has ceased providing sand. (v3.141). I am comfortable typing this sentence, but cannot think of another arena in which it would be understood.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Marconi? The Lightning outside the building in West Edinburgh is now gone. A Tesco bank stands in its place. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. http://i.imgur.com/b0NLCAK.gif I never went to Edinburgh on Marconi business, I didn't even know we had anybody there - but given we had people nearly e...
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Marconi? The Lightning outside the building in West Edinburgh is now gone. A Tesco bank stands in its place. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Image
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Those were the days; when ISDN was known as "It still does nothing" among my peer group. Ex-Gandalf employee here.
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

A quick check of SFI shows that davean did something similar, blocking entire IP ranges. Also, aren't you the person that was involved with the ATM forum?
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

So ... the forums have been slow recently, due to bots in China going a bit crazy and attacking the fora. Have we just been through our own judgement dip?
by Red Hal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3686
Views: 615333

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

My4xMlBQMTM4MjcxMjQ2NjUzMVAxMDMxMTAxMDAwMDAxUDk5UzEuMzg2MzUyODc3NjQzMDA5ZSUyNTJCMzdTMS4zODM4Njk2OTg5OTQ3MDEyZSUyNTJCMzdTMy44NjcwMDAxMzI1NjgxNTA2ZSUyNTJCMzFTMi45NTkyNjYxNjUyMjc2Nzg2ZSUyNTJCMzNTMS40MDkyNTk1NzcwODg5NzgzZSUyNTJCMzNTMS43MzIzMzAxMDgzMTM0MTkyZSUyNTJCMjNTMi42MDk5NzQ4MTAyMDkzODg4ZSUyNTJCMzFT...
by Red Hal
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"
Replies: 17
Views: 8367

Re: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"

Everybody gets one. Welcome to the fora!
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau
Replies: 124
Views: 31750

Re: 1292: Pi vs. Tau

Coq au vin?
by Red Hal
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Female equivalent for "guy"
Replies: 49
Views: 27559

Re: Female equivalent for "guy"

That's all well and good, but are they hep? "Chaps and Chapesses" works in my peer group when addressing mixed company, but then we're at that stage of life where it is both accurate and acceptable to all in that friendship group to refer to the males as "the husbands" and the fe...
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1290: "Syllable Planning"
Replies: 64
Views: 15262

Re: 1290: "Syllable Planning"

Affect.
by Red Hal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Samsung just beat Apple in JDPower ranking for tablets. How?
Replies: 3
Views: 2184

Re: Samsung just beat Apple in JDPower ranking for tablets.

They probably deducted 1.5 from Apple's score to account for the fanboi effect.

/ducks
by Red Hal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Decree compliance: Molpiandria.
by Red Hal
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you all for the 1300 celebrations. My true count is much higher, but many of those do not contribute to the "meaningful" total. Spoilered for Castle Builder Overnight, 100 bags were burned. the loss of castles is much greater than those gained from the increased NPB production. I am ...
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok. Thanks! "Disengaging Navigation Code hack." "Disengaged" "Johnson, status report" "All clear sir. It appears that as long as we don't deploy the temporal displacement nacelles, we don't leave a trail for the infernal machines to follow" "Very well, n...
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

With bag burning I thought that having the Navigation Code turned off would deplete my bags in no time. Is it safe? Understood on the badges/Boosts, thanks for looking it over for me!
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: Castle production

I'm a long time lurker. I did a good job of keeping up with the thread before the end of time (heresy, I know). I went away, but checked in once and awhile. Then I found castle builder game. I'm pretty hooked, but I seem to have stalled. I can't get enough castle production to buy the next set of b...
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 11169

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

A fair point.
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 11169

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

Got it. The simplest refutation of all; Wheaton.
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50383005

Re: 1190: "Time"

/tips hat.
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 11169

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

Those "all"s are going to make refutation difficult, but here's my take: Smart Pills The end of evolution Personal aviation Empathy Box (see Electric Sheep) Immortality Star-destroying bombs Meh One Direction One Direction Time Travel Star-destroying bombs (but perhaps not the peace sought...

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