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by Sableagle
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 40891

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

I hadn't thought of that.
I should have thought of that.
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tractor? I hardly know 'er!
Replies: 37
Views: 18902

Re: Tractor? I hardly know 'er!

Forest people are pixies. They're tiny. It's a large tractor for a forest person. It got there courtesy of an eagle, kite, buzzard or heron under the influence of forest person magic.
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Dairy or dairy-free alternative?
Replies: 37
Views: 12622

Dairy or dairy-free alternative?

I'm presented with a choice. I could get milk. I could also get a milk substitute, almond-, soya- or coconut-based, from Alpro, Koko or Blue Diamond. From a purely environmental point of view, for someone in northern England, which is the best choice?
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 40891

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

Why would women want to share bathrooms with men ? Have you seen the state we leave ours in and oh lordy the smells.... Two weeks as the store cleaner at a supermarket. Had to clean the grocery aisles with one set of kit, the store in general with another and the toilets with a third, all colour-co...
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371227

Re: Gun Control

At least with an AR-15, L85 or AK102, you don't mistake one for the other. Try telling that to the media, or the law-makers that can't tell the difference between a barrel shroud and a shoulder-thing-that-goes-up Very first part of my answer to question 2: They are written by dangerous lunatics. &q...
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 69530

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

I’ve had this thought for a while and I would like to discuss it, I have had a search and couldn’t find anything related to it and my argument is this: Society bans children from many rights and privileges on the grounds that they are not mature, intelligent or responsible enough to make certain ch...
by Sableagle
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371227

Re: Gun Control

NYPD cops trained to holster revolvers by riding the hammer keep shooting themselves since they're actually issued striker fired pistols. Well, it's nice that they can hit someone , even if only at very short range. Maybe the pistol course should cover all those variants and include a caveat: "...
by Sableagle
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: Percentage Points
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: 0985: Percentage Points

I've just been talking to someone who was deployed to Afghanistan, and rather hastily by the sounds of it. Echoes of 'nam there. Yes, basic training does cause PTSD. They call it Common Military Syllabus (Recruit) or CMS(R) for short when they're being all formal, but it's basic training. They start...
by Sableagle
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: Percentage Points
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

0985: Percentage Points

Seen in today's i : Far more British troops who served in Afghanistan are seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those who were deployed to Iraq, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defence. For each separate deployment to Iraq, soldiers have a 40 per cent incr...
by Sableagle
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371227

Re: Gun Control

Why is a Desert Eagle classified the same as a Ruger mk3, but an M14, AR-15, AR-18 and AK-anything all separate classes? IF you're going to have a licensing and endorsement system, it does make a certain amount of sense to have different endorsements required for different styles of firearm. But I ...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371227

Re: Gun Control

I should also quote these. They'd be part of the test to get the provisional, and breaking them would be an immediate failure on any test: RULE 1: treat EVERY gun like it is loaded RULE 2: NEVER point your gun at ANYTHING that isn't a target RULE 3: Keep your finger off the trigger until you are rea...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371227

Re: Gun Control

Don't expect me to read every post in this thread! I am interested to know the opinions on Gun Control of the forum. Please include the following. 1) Your experience with firearms. 2) Your opinion on Gun Control laws, national, state whatever. 3) Your general political persuasion. 1) Plinked paper w...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 43
Views: 25109

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

And the impression they get is that white people are too rude. And they interpret rude as a marker that the person will be difficult to deal with and so never sign them on. If, for example, they meet a... oh I dunno, a shy and reserved single white male, they might be more likely to view that perso...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 43
Views: 25109

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

To wit, racial stereotypes are endemic and even to a certain extent, justified. Here's your problem. A lot of people say that. Some believe that the racial stereotype that ... er ... Norse people need less sunlight to maintain their vitamin D levels and sunburn more easily than African people ... f...
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
Replies: 58
Views: 24226

Re:

evilbeanfiend wrote:the scariest sentence?
"raptor raptor raptor raptor raptor raptor raptor raptor"

"Only 178 of 213 velociraptors have been located, leaving 35 velociraptors unlocated."

http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/06/26/ ... o-buffalo/
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: "How many cows are in Ireland", and other weird quesions
Replies: 24
Views: 5952

Re: Logically answering weird interview questions like this

(Probably most cows end up used for beef, dunno - why waste an old dairy cow?) IWe have "beef" and "dairy" breeds, and the "beef" ones generally don't live to be 2 years old. Veal can be beef cattle or the male calves of dairy herds, which are a waste by-product if we ...
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two Pills
Replies: 9
Views: 4932

Re: Two Pills

1) Calm down.
2) Get one pill from each bottle and take them, buying myself 24 hours.
3) Post my problem on a geeks' forum as a logic puzzle and hope they can solve it for me.
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tractor? I hardly know 'er!
Replies: 37
Views: 18902

Re:

Does the tractor float? :P No self-respecting tractor would be light enough to float. And I'm guessing anything that could float the tractor over wouldn't exist, since the mind-reader said that he has the only boat that could do the job This one weighs 17.7t and can swim at 8km/h: http://www.milita...
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Quite probably. The site does have a disclaimer about the accuracy of their predictions. Obviously, with impacts that happen "every 0.6 days" or something like that often, they have a lot of data and they can be pretty sure of their results, but with an impact of a magnitude that happens &...
by Sableagle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Literalism interruption: New Horizons is not and was not hopefully flying past Pluto. Unless New Horizons has achieved sentience, New Horizons never does anything in a hopeful way. ... To attempt to answer the original question, I turned to Imperial College, London. http://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/Impact...
by Sableagle
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

That or he'd have sounded Scottish. "Forr yourr eyres only, carn see me thrrrough ther nirght. Forr yourr eyres only, Ar nerverr neared to hide. Yerr carn seer so murch in me, so murch in me thart's new."
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

This was eventually shortened to Berliner in some areas, but continues to be referred to as Pfannkuchen within Berlin. The grammatical debate hinges on the article ein. In German, saying that you are a resident of an area generally dismisses the article prior to the noun I caught snopes out talking...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Metal* - do they really use actual words? Yes, they do, unless you've got a very specific definition of "metal" that includes "no actual words used." If you believe Harmonix, "The Final Countdown" and "Pirates till we Die" are metal, and they definitely have ...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Paul McCartney, "Live and Let Die": "In this ever changing world in which we live in". When you were young and your heart was an open book, you used to say: 'Live and let live,' (You know you did. You know you did. You know you di-id.) but if this ever-changing world in which we...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

dp2 wrote:"Come in and try to wake her up" or something. But he is slamming a lot of syllables together.
Oh, THAT line? I thought that was "commenting on weigelas."
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

On the other hand, if you've ever wondered what English pop songs sound like to a non-English speaker, try this: its one of the most extraordinary pieces of music I've ever heard. "Prisencolinensinainciusol" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfSJEWNTvo4 ce Sense you left this link on this t...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

For another silly vehicle name, the F ix o r r eplace d aily "Ka." Now, maybe in some accents that sounds like "car," but to me those accents make it sound like this guy: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110817215740/disney/images/8/81/Junglebook-disneyscreencaps_com-6045.jpg...
by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

... the JFK German "I am a jelly doughnut" myth ... That's an easy mistake to make for a native English-speaker. "Ich bin Berliner," "Ich bin Hamburger," "Ich bin Frankfurter" etc mean "I am of Berlin," "I am of ______," i.e. "I am a ...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

not wanting a name that sounds like "less refined" Which clearly hasn't mattered for the last 15 years Fair one. Now I wonder what "corsa" actually means, and whether it's related to "hare coursing" in some way. They had a serious design flaw back in '97 or so. The dri...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27255

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

You know I'm on a BMX, BMX, note ruble
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Wrong Nova, wrong continent. Vauxhall Nova, and actual Spain itself, although the world's least reliable source not owned by Rupert Murdoch lists the Nova as the UK name for the Corsa (due to them not wanting a name that sounds like "less refined"), rather than the other way round.
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 41400

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

They couldn't sell the Nova (Italian or Latin or Greek or some such for "star") as a Nova in some places, because "no va" is Spanish for "doesn't go." I was annoyed that Randall failed to specify what kind of gun. There's a lot of difference between a 250m/s .177 air ri...
by Sableagle
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 62870

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Contrary to oversea's beliefs, Germany isn't a country full of beer-drinking lederhosn bumpkins and red-cheeked dirndl dressed beauty bunnies. Cancels trip to Germany Try the Stubaital in Austria instead. I was there in 2005 and couldn't move without the hands of the blind man I was guiding bumping...
by Sableagle
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 62870

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Someone over on another webcomic forum got a kidney stone and was advised to drink beer. He said he didn't like beer. His doctor told him to find one he liked and drink it. He sampled beers and posted reviews. That thread seems to be lost, but a follow-up thread called "beer" exists. I hav...

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