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by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3492229

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Is that Federal Law?
by bigglesworth
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

That's why I hope that someone with that inclination buys it.
by bigglesworth
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

I hope that someone buys it and displays it next to a list of the names Crick, Franklin, Watson and Wilkins.
by bigglesworth
Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Happy Thanksgiving! I just had the following conversation with myself: Me: "I wish there were elevators outside, but sideways, to take you places." Me (after a moment's thought): "Yes, okay, those exist and they are called trains ." http://qz.com/303624/maglev-elevators-are-comi...
by bigglesworth
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

I'm not saying it's something that actually affected the car, it's something that can be seen in an amusing way.

Apparently the Mitsubushi Pejero also joins the list.
by bigglesworth
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

That's amazing. It joins an illustrious line of car names, such as the Vauxhall No Va and the Kia Provo.
by bigglesworth
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Something something thread title list. Probably belongs in said thread. Aug07-Oct08 0001-0431: Fleeting/Random Thoughts Oct08-Oct08 0431-0450: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fleeting!) Oct08-Oct08 0450-0452: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fluting!) Oct08-Au...
by bigglesworth
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

As a Brit, Russia is not far away. They will fly around Scotland's airspace and murder people on the streets of London.
by bigglesworth
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 167367

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

It works by analogy, and I find it very evocative.
by bigglesworth
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Replies: 146
Views: 44701

Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

I can't figure out why so many great features from Civ4 and Civ5 are simply missing. I can't even draw a grid or highlight all resources, or show an overview of tile yields. There's no window where I can see all my military, there isn't even a good way to figure out how many units are on a tile, or...
by bigglesworth
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

It's the main reason I'd educate a child privately. I want to let my child find out that they're part of a system that's meant to aid and abet their continued dominance, if it's a choice between that and letting them find out they're in a system that doesn't care about them and just wants obedience ...
by bigglesworth
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4763
Views: 926778

Re: Today I Made:

Wait, broiling has nothing to do with boiling? I thought it was a special kind of boiling.
by bigglesworth
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

Lego also isn't a game, it's a toy.
by bigglesworth
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4763
Views: 926778

Re: Today I Made:

Goose is the best Christmas bird. When it's in my power, I will get a goose from a good farm at every family Christmas. Christmas cake is more (and in fact, less) than just a fruit cake. The eating of it, in my family at least, wasn't the point, it was decorating a large flat surface with a whole su...
by bigglesworth
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54813

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

Could've done that with Northern Ireland a long time ago.
by bigglesworth
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54813

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

I wonder how much appetite there is in Rousillon to join an independent Catalonia.
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

Should you have the phenotype yourself before it's required?
by bigglesworth
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 158960

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Either you linked the wrong article or you're making some weird American political point.
by bigglesworth
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"
Replies: 87
Views: 33589

Re: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"

Kounosuke wrote:I spent a couple of hours tinkering away at Google Earth trying to create the solution for Europe, and the best I can get is with 6. There's a lot of tiny countries to get through, doubt a 5 solution exists.
You're lucky that one of your vertical lines goes through western Ukraine.
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

It indeed wouldn't work out that way for numerous reasons.
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

I've also read that Jesse Helms once referred to Kim Jong-il as "Kim Jong the second". A staffer held up a sign saying "ILL" in the hopes that the extra L would let him see his mistake, but he then said "I'm sorry, Kim Jong the third". Not that it works like this, but ...
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

That's right addams.

I'm sure there's a subcurrent in some places of being worried about how much the other religion's people are breeding.
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 158960

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

It strikes me that if Russia was worried about NATO, then its actions in Ukraine have probably done more to strengthen its resolve in the territories it actually guarantees than anything in recent times.
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

Scottish Nationalists have risen in Edinburgh!

[Harsh treatment]
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9422
Views: 1502377

Re: Minecraft

Ironically, Minecraft 2 could be a huge step forward. Take it out of Java. Be really ruthless in making the blocks look right. Add machinery, since that's half of what a lot of big modpacks add.
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

I've suddenly realised how closely Great Britain's history is mirroring what happened to Denmark over this century,
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

Not going to happen. The UK recognises those islands as Scottish, suddenly changing that attitude would be totally against the current policy of Britain to heavily back self determination (which came about as an argument to keep Gibraltar and the Falklands). Though it would accept a referendum of t...
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: Fluff

What about territorial animals? Is land a good?
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

That seems a very reasonable analysis of the situation. Certainly there's a difference between using another country's currency for a few years and using it indefinitely - if the £ is right for Scotland now, it'll be on the right lines for the next few years too. I can definitely see a new currency ...
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

Strawman? He said "I'm worried about bad things for my family and my national identity". Might be I misinterpreted what was being said, but that's not a strawman. I took it that Adacore was worried about their own national identity and how to align themselves with one. It's a question abo...
by bigglesworth
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

3fj wrote:all I have to say on the terms of national identity is that your family aren't going to stop being your family out of nowhere.
And that's the most useless irrelevant straw man that I've seen in the whole thread.
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39109

Re: Scottish Independence

"Only California wants to reduce federal income tax by 30%. All the other states want to keep it at its current level. So why not reduce the federal income tax only for Californians". It wouldn't be like that at all - there would be no federal income tax or Union income tax. The Californi...
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 16706

Re: 1421: "Future self"

I love what Björk said when she wore a swan dress to something: What surprises me is that they thought I was trying to fit in but got it wrong, that I expected everyone to be wearing peacock dresses and gorilla outfits! What they don't mention is that I had brought six ostrich eggs with me and I was...
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3492229

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

You know who is going to make a lot of money? Business consultancy and law firms. A lot of London-based people will be able to buy ski chalets if Scotland goes independent.
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: [PC] Planetary Annihilation
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

Re: [PC] Planetary Annihilation

I have this game and was playing the campaign a few months ago, but it was still pretty buggy. Probably should try multiplayer instead.
by bigglesworth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3492229

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The thing about London is that since it's made out of urban constituencies, it has fewer MPs per head of population than rural ones and especially Scottish rural ones do.
by bigglesworth
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: Fluff

Ye gods man, there's going to be edge cases!
by bigglesworth
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: Fluff

With the tents set up by other people? Still glamping.
by bigglesworth
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631948

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

Countdown until a mufti somewhere uses it as an argument in the IP debate.
by bigglesworth
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121885

Re: Fluff

No - glamping is when you hire someone else to put up your tent for you, often includes permanent locations where they just pitch a tent over concrete, with carpeting, beds available.

It's pretty sweet, I did it in Kenya for a night.

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