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by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms
Replies: 172
Views: 16590

Re: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms

From my original message (emphasis added): I'm confident that if we fight hard and never give up, we will eventually stop teaching creation. But why stop teaching creation? if you mean stop teaching it as science then I agree I'm sorry if my intentions were unclear and it made the reading uncomforta...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms
Replies: 172
Views: 16590

Re: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms

Your romantic belief in creationism as a poignant allegory fails to address why it should be taught as science. I think you misunderstood - I clearly said that any scripture should not be taught as science, and that an analytical approach to teaching it is best (just like teaching literature), as p...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cravings!
Replies: 49
Views: 36045

Re: Cravings!

When I'm not asleep, I crave hummus. Other cravings usually involve salted fish, luckily enough I work near the market :) Also, damn you Zohar, now I'll have to make shakshuka instead of eating what I've already cooked yesterday all evening :D EDIT: a day later - I feel like I could kill for any for...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms
Replies: 172
Views: 16590

Re: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms

You're right. I'm just saying that stopping to teach the entire subject of religion and scripture as fact will gain it a much more serious approach and many more interested learners. You guys didn't have "Comparative Religions" in your high school classes? Learned about Muslims, Koran, 5 ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms
Replies: 172
Views: 16590

Re: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms

You're right. I'm just saying that stopping to teach the entire subject of religion and scripture as fact will gain it a much more serious approach and many more interested learners.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms
Replies: 172
Views: 16590

Re: Creationism Still Taught In Many American Classrooms

I'm confident that if we fight hard and never give up, we will eventually stop teaching creation. But why stop teaching creation? if you mean stop teaching it as science then I agree, but not knowing about the creationist theory of different religions is not knowing something very essential about t...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Today I had my 3rd interview out of 5 (!!!!!) for a goddamn software developer job. The only job I heard of having more interviews is chief local (Israel) attorney for Google, which was 6. Apparently it's an American company that has a dev center here. Is this considered normal for you United State...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39730

Re: 0858: "Milk"

eviloatmeal wrote:"Don't hesitate to let me know when you are in fact lactating!"


You'll know for sure when a baby bursts head first through her vagina. Wait for a few days and voila. True story.

Other than that, Mr. Munroe is officially on a roll. Go go Randall :D
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35449

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

I choose to believe that the alt-text is a reference to my signature.


Sweet.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20641

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

انا استعمل لوحة مفاتيح ظاهرية لكتاب العربية.. هذا كمان يتعبك جدًا :) آمل ان تكون التونس دولة ديموقراطية حقًا وهادئة ومزدهرة. في حالات كثيرة بالعالم العربي والمسلم, انتخابات حرّة تؤدي الى حكومة اساسية غير ديموقراطية ولاستمرار الطغيان والنقس. ان آمل جدًا ان يكون الحال آخر هذا المرة في الدولات التي تغي...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Well at least you ended up getting the job :)

The 3rd interview went OK-ish (i think), while the first two went pretty swell. Which means they might end up inviting me to the 4th and 5th interview and then dump my ass. bahGAH! it's a really sweet job..
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Sounds like (at least) a second generation of teen pregnancy. Maybe there are genetic tendencies involved, maybe just wine coolers.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Holy shit indeed. Hang in there, even if times are bad and some days are pure evil crap. We all get that sometimes. Through all the bad shit you seem to carry on being very caring and involved, and that's saying a lot.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Nothing too special, just C# developer job for some video-device-controlling system. Over here, anything over 2 is considered intensive, and 5 is un fucking heard of.

I hope it goes well :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Today I had my 3rd interview out of 5 (!!!!!) for a goddamn software developer job. The only job I heard of having more interviews is chief local (Israel) attorney for Google, which was 6. Apparently it's an American company that has a dev center here. Is this considered normal for you United States...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813872

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Promicin wrote:
mmark9094 wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Promicin wrote:I licked it. (No, you don't get context on this one. :lol: )
Clearly, it was someone's eyeball.

A frozen pole?

Eh, nothing as exciting. Actually, a photograph.


Oh, pooh. I was starting to get images of Patrick Stuart's shining dome.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

My addiction to <a local peanut butter snack you've never heard of> is rearing it's greasy head again. I down two 80g bags at a regular basis now, and last time it went up to four. The only thing that cancels my munchies-from-hell out is smoking Camel, which I quit surprisingly easily after a couple...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20641

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

تونس!! كيف الاحوال هناك الآن? هل تشعر بالأمان في الشوارع?
هذا طيب جدًا إن تتكلم العربية كثير. آنا ما تكلمت العربية منذ سنوات. اتكلم اللغة الوسطى او العراقية اساسًا, بس احول ان اتكلم الفصحى هون (العراقية مشاهبة لالفصحى).
العربية والعبرية انها مشاهبة, بس عليك لتعرف وحد منها طيب عن تلحظ التشابه :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27544

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

"היא לא היתה מורה יפה" = she wasn't a beautiful teacher

בטח לא התכוונת בדיוק לזה אבל יצא מצחיק :D

צריך להגיד "היא לא היתה מורה טובה"

אני מנסה למצוא הסבר טוב להבדל בין "ל-" ו"אל" ולא מצליח. אני אנסה לשאול מורה ללשון עברית ואחזור אליך עם תשובה :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20641

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

الطريق الاحلى لتعليم كل لغة هو تكلم اللغة. لغة أمي هي العبرية, وهي لغة سامية مثل العربية, ولكن تعليم لعربية ما كان صعب كثير :) العبرية ولعربية مشابهة جدًا. وين تعلمت اللغة،gaurwraith? هل تتكلم اللغة في حياتك اليومية?
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone noticed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3435

Re: Has anyone noticed?

There isn't an example of anything . Before and after what? A mysterious event where people suddenly changed their parenting tactics from negative to positive reinforcement. Apparently, at the same time, religions did the same thing. So... 12,000 BCE? Maybe before? Probably before? I'm pretty sure ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:[Starbucks coffee liquor image]

...why?!


Because it's the last legal recreational drug we have. It is a sad world we live in.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27544

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

ישׁ לי לויה ללכת אליה בעוד שעתיים אפשר אמנם להגיד "אני הולך ללוויה" אבל אם אתה משלב מילת יחס "לה" עם הפועל "הלך" צריך להגיד "הולך אליו/אליה" הרבה אנשים מתבלבלים באיות בין א' ל-ע', במיוחד מי שלא דובר שפות שמיות :) "שתי שעות" זה תקין, בעקרון, אבל במקר...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

- the third suggestion I heard involved an air-horn and I know I couldn't bring myself to do it to another human being who was not actually physically threatening me or my family, not matter how big a scumbag they were. I say air-horn all the way. They try to rip off my income, I'll try to rip off ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27544

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

תרגום די מעניין אוי ואבוי. אוי ואבוי :D לא ציינתי שאני יודע לקרוא כתב קירילי. אין לי מושג מה המשמעות של מה שאני קורא אבל אני יודע לקרוא. נוספו לי לא מעט ביטויים צבעוניים לרפרטואר עכשיו :) אני מארה"ב ולמדתי עברית בבית ספר יהודי וגם כשׁטיילתי לארץ למחזור אחד כדי לראות ישׁראל וללמוד בבית תיכון אמ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

wrinkled old bleached blond
shines with fake hypocrite smiles
what a fucking douche
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overheard at the Office
Replies: 71
Views: 11099

Re: Overheard at the Office

At a cafe I once worked at: "No I'm smoking real tea! The gunpowder green relaxes me." He ended up getting in trouble for "inappropriate use of product". ...May I ask what kind of trouble someone gets into for smoking tea? 'cause I've gotten in trouble for smoking all kinds of t...
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Going to sleep is for pussies. We men 'round ere just thwack ourselves upside the head with a muddy shovel.
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

My friend was bitching at me for bringing up politics and telling me he wishes I would stop. I tell him I will stop and that I thought it was cool to bring it up. My friend then bitches that I'm stopping and says I must be done mocking him. What the fucking fuck. Fuck the fucking fucker. I say next...
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3034100

Re: Postify your facerity

This is marijuana the best Christmas Tree evar: MJ.jpg One of me, on my most recent trip to visit my dad. me and E's car.JPG It's good to see you've recovered from having all those festive-looking gifts punched out of your head! That's too bad. I was counting on tracking you down, punching you ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 43515

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

I just went in the bedroom, woke the wife up and tried the "queueing" thing. Didn't work.

(also, isn't it spelled "queuing"?)
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532007

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I feel like a workaround. GAH.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things few people know about you
Replies: 85
Views: 10361

Re: Things few people know about you

Promicin wrote:I memorize lists of things by singing them. Aloud. In public. (And then people stare at me, and I look at them like, "Why, yes, I was just reciting the constellations to the tune of a Herman's Hermits song. Why?")


That's actually something I'd like to hear :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3034100

Re: Postify your facerity

That's my infamous villain face. I barely use it, you should feel lucky.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3034100

Re: Postify your facerity

Too many pretty faces in this thread. Time to intervene.. This is me going up a mountain pass in Nepal which damn near killed me: Uphill.jpg This is me going down that pass and enjoying an expired mars bar: Downhill.jpg This is a gratuitous picture of my wife: Wife.jpg This is me staring you down to...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27544

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

הכל טוב, חלבן. מאיפה אתה? איפה למדת עברית?

engr wrote:
theGoldenCalf; wrote: זה משהו שונה בשפה שגורם לזה?

כן. ברוסית אין ידיעה כמו בעברית או באנגלית.


חשבתי ככה. שמתי לב שיש ברוסית גם משהו עם זמנים של פעלים שעושה בעיות לדוברי רוסית. יש יופי של קללות אבל :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things few people know about you
Replies: 85
Views: 10361

Re: Things few people know about you

I'm not nearly as smart as I seem, and I'm not sure I seem that smart at all.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27544

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

engr wrote:
Alm123; wrote:העברית שלו, לא עברית שלו. זה צריך להיות מיודע.



תודה :)
כשאני מדבר אנגלית יש לי אותה בעיה עם הידיעה.


זה נפוץ אצל דוברי רוסית. אני לא יודע רוסית בכלל (חוץ מקללות כמובן :)) - זה משהו שונה בשפה שגורם לזה?
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228057

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

This kinda stuff made me abandon quests altogether and prefer either games where you get to blow shit up or Civilization/Simcity. I can't even count how many sleepless nights I've spent trying to build that damn spaceship faster than the Americans. Once I even conquered Gaza.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14930

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

"Utter failure" seems a bit harsh. Maybe it's just my utter lack of knowledge about military intelligence gathering, but how exactly were they supposed to know that a militant group took over the Mavi Marmara only a bit before they'd arrived? Having someone on the inside* is the first ide...

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