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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 230678

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

I'm still planning my itinerary, but it looks like I'll be able to spend two or three weeks in Europe, from mid February to early March. There's a really long list of places I'd like to go, but the only certain places so far are in the UK and Benelux, and maybe France, and maybe Poland/Czechia, and ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:12 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 230678

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Would anyone be interested in a meetup in March 2016?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

My Hovercraft is Full of Eels Google Translate error sees Spanish town advertise clitoris festival Organisers in As Pontes ‘quite surprised’ to learn food festival celebrating Galician vegetable grelo had been mistranslated It was meant to be a culinary festival celebrating grelo, the leafy green v...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Identify my chilli
Replies: 14
Views: 12972

Re: Identify my chilli

Chopped up a jalapeno bare-handed, then sauteed it in olive oil. While sauteeing the jalapeno, stuck my face over the frying pan. That was memorable.

An hour later the jalapeno hands kicked in. Be very careful going to the bathroom when thus afflicted. I wasn't.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Amplification by those who disagreed with the hashtag's aims was exactly what users like @DarklyEnlighten and @genophilia were banking on when they started flooding their timelines last night. Being as shocking and provocative as possible prompts responses, and that sort of engagement piques Twitte...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Astronomers find possible alien megastructures
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: Astronomers find possible alien megastructures

I would bet a significant amount of money that it is not, in fact, a hyper-advanced alien civilization. I'm imagining a breaking news story revealing it's been proven to be a giant alien mega-structure from an incredibly advanced civilisation, proving once and for all we're not alone in the univers...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1165624

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

An interesting little tidbit that made the rounds on another forum I'm on: cae855ef_image.jpeg I liked how the "black lives matter" question was presented (read as, who the fuck let that one through like that?). People who aren't initiated into the language of 2015 social media are genera...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

They all say that, but come tax and budget time, they immediately propose slashing those services. Every. Single. Time. To be fair to Donald Trump, I've never heard anyone running for president say anything like that. I might not have been paying close attention, but all I can recall is the discuss...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Thesh wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:Presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that Pompeii victims should have "outrun the lava"

...Honestly.

This man went to medical school.

FYI, the Borowitz Report is satire.

Marginalizing the plight of the Herculaneans is no joke!
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

This man could be president.

How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trans Pacific Partnership Deal Reached
Replies: 94
Views: 23300

Re: Trans Pacific Partnership Deal Reached

Honestly, it seems as if most people these days just don't care about foreign policy. Even pretty major wars are something akin to a sideshow, and are promptly nudged out for any local news whatsoever KARDASHIANS OМG . Boring trade negotiations? Pssh, nobody but low ranking jedi knights care about ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

gmalivuk wrote:
Quercus wrote:anyone who wants it can have their echo-chamber cum obfuscated bullying arena. It's their funeral.
This sentence is a lot weirder if one reads "cum" as a noun...

Especially bewildering considering the forum logo in the prosilver theme. WHAT HAVE WE DONE
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

You get 48 hours to contest a review. Does that mean you have to check Peeple every 48 hours to see if there's anything new to contest? Or, do they notify you? If someone can submit a review on you based on your name and phone number, I assume that means they'd call you. From reading the articles, ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Why? Is it really different from looking someone up on facebook? That happens now. And if you think public opinion of you can't affect employability...well, I've got news for ya. Because there might be a lot for certain businesses to gain when its employees are leaving passive-aggressive five-star ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'

Those are words I never expected to read.

Includes a sample.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cat Care (II?)
Replies: 27
Views: 8497

Re: Cat Care (II?)

doogly wrote:Yeah, kitties are very aware of what is playtime, and they are very happy with playtime.

You woke up less than a second ago, and your toes are uncovered. To a kitten, this is playtime.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cat Care (II?)
Replies: 27
Views: 8497

Re: Cat Care (II?)

Kittens love laser pointers. With you doing the pointing, it's prey that's dynamic in a way that no cat toy can be. Just don't shine it in their, or your, or anyone else's eyes, obviously. Since you got two, they will do a lot of playing with each other. If you find them tearing up carpets and scrat...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Whizbang wrote:The Westboro Baptist Church has a policy of (loosely paraphrased), "The enemy of my enemy is my enemy. He's my enemy! She's my enemy. You're my enemy! Everyone's my enemy! {maniacal laughter}".

That is the most Scottish thing I have ever read.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK government may want to kill encrypted messaging
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Re: UK government may want to kill encrypted messaging

I wonder if they would hold banks to this law. It would be hilarious if they did; everyone in Britain would become very familiar with why backdoors are a bad idea very quickly. Assuming the banks followed the law. And this wouldn't do much to stop da'esh. My internal conspiracy theorist says that th...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:27 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Atlanta Area
Replies: 2
Views: 7530

[US] Atlanta Area

I'm sure there are other xkcdites xkcdranians xkcd...? people who post here living in this area. Is anyone else interested in a meetup?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204819

Re: Your last and next concert?

Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic, and Smashmouth tonight. Unless it's rained out. I saw Toad back in 2009, during their fifth or so annual breakup and reunion tour. When they got on stage, those of us in the audience were hit with a powerful whiff of marijuana smoke. Glen Phillips was irritated through ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pluto flyby
Replies: 49
Views: 14188

Re: Pluto flyby

Image
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Court ruled a woman's breast assualted a police's arm
Replies: 10
Views: 5800

Re: Court ruled a woman's breast assualted a police's arm

Perhaps even engaged in willful destruction of public property, if she bled on their uniforms.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux equivalent of Windows's calc?
Replies: 6
Views: 6329

Re: Linux equivalent of Windows's calc?

My personal favorite calculator is ghci. It's infinitely extensible, too.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 11327

Re: What's a motto with you?

Izawwlgood wrote:I don't know what I'm getting into, but I'm in.

That's what she said.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: VR Goggles: Alternative Uses
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: VR Goggles: Alternative Uses

he CIA could find uses for VR at extraordinary rendition sites.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

The people have spoken.

US journalist Mark Dice has asked the people of San Diego to sign President Barack Obama’s “plan” to nuke Russia to “maintain America’s superiority.” The majority of beachgoers didn’t appear to get the joke, and signed the fake petition.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed May 27, 2015 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

Sara Lee sells a "blueberry bagel" that has blueberry flavored apple pieces. Structurally it's about a far from a bagel as you can get. Subway's raspberry cheesecake cookies have no raspberries; raspberry bits (as listed on the box) consist of artificial raspberry flavoring and food color...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue May 26, 2015 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3030619

Re: Post your boat race.

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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat May 23, 2015 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ... that's no moon...
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

Re: ... that's no moon...

I thought this thread was going to be about Seveneves after seeing the title.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu May 14, 2015 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3529298

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

So, I got hired recently, by a quite-successful software development contracting company. Been going through their training program. Awesome. Real job, ready to do real work, get paid real money, pay off real bills, make real plans to really go to grad school within the next few years. But their poo...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu May 14, 2015 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

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

krogoth wrote:Why do people keep trying to open the plane doors on flights in China?
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ad ... 7351470057

Common sense, becoming less common every day.

What? This is my stop.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon May 11, 2015 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Forever
Replies: 13
Views: 4599

Re: Forever

The way the show ended makes me think that it will not be renewed.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: anyone from monty python?
Replies: 27
Views: 8068

Re: anyone from monty python?

Sizik wrote:
Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:Graham Chapman here, AMA.

How's Terry Pratchett? Has he been settling in well?

He's not dead, he's just resting, pining for the fjords.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: anyone from monty python?
Replies: 27
Views: 8068

Re: anyone from monty python?

Graham Chapman here, AMA.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did you find the Monty Hall problem hard to understand?
Replies: 73
Views: 10985

Re: Did you find the Monty Hall problem hard to understand?

I think it's easier to understand when you take it to extremes. Say there are a billion doors, you pick one. Chances of you picking the correct one is practically impossible (1 in a billion). He opens up every other door except 1. Either you stay with your extremely unlikely guess or switch to the ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3030619

Re: Post your boat race.

Alaska's weather moved to Boston this year. It heard the climate was milder. I used to love snow. Then during a brief trip to Boston, where the snow was piled up on the sides of the road higher than I am tall, while I was making the mistake of depending on GPS for directions, which led me into a re...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confidence and Poise in Job Interviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Confidence and Poise in Job Interviews

Not only was Azrael's post brilliant advice, it also made me feel more confident that the job is mine, improving my estimate of being hired from 1/3 to 1/2.

And if I didn't get it...now to (somehow) find myself in more job interviews. Actually, even if I did, because practice.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3030619

Re: Post your boat race.

Shro wrote:Until you realize that the fore is collapsible (I do not know the math words for this). Fore*fore is equivalent to fore.

Everything is literally foreplay.

Fore is a monad.
join Fore (Fore play)) = Fore play

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