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by Tycherin
01 May 2014, 20:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

If Desert Bus chat has taught me anything, it's when in doubt, panic. In fact, invite her to panic too! Make a date of it.
by Tycherin
30 Apr 2014, 17:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Boy, I was gonna encourage him to go for it, but considering those possibilities, it sounds kinda dangerous. Romcoms are serious business, after all.
by Tycherin
23 Apr 2014, 16:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

BRB, writing hip-based Jaina/Tenel Ka fanfiction.

On second thought, that's an awful idea, scratch that.
by Tycherin
22 Apr 2014, 19:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of Impotent Rage
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: The thread of Impotent Rage

Try bringing a dead horse to class. From what I've read here, that would probably encourage attendance.
by Tycherin
22 Apr 2014, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of Impotent Rage
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: The thread of Impotent Rage

Does the rage still qualify as impotent if you're using it to beat a dead horse, or does that make it potent rage?
by Tycherin
21 Apr 2014, 16:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of Impotent Rage
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: The thread of Impotent Rage

Maybe if anger made you impotent, we'd have fewer angry people.
by Tycherin
17 Apr 2014, 07:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Questions
Replies: 219
Views: 14099

Re: Science Questions

It's because some genius (Ptolemy, I think?) decided to start with a brightness of 1 and didn't have anywhere to go but up because decimal numbers hadn't been invented by that point [citation needed]. In all seriousness, the misleading part is the word "Magnitude." It should really be call...
by Tycherin
15 Apr 2014, 13:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the lols
Replies: 8556
Views: 289805

Re: For the lols

What about the Pokemon that don't eat anything? Hell, plenty of Pokemon don't even have a mouth . Or what about Pokemon that are capable of doing things like changing the weather over the entire planet or warping time and space ? Not that your concerns aren't justified, but if you're looking for bio...
by Tycherin
14 Apr 2014, 12:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.

Passwords & the like are part of the threat, yes, but that's small-time. Think of it like stealing money from a bank. Getting one user's password is the equivalent of stealing someone's identity and withdrawing all their money. Great, but it would be much more efficient if you could access the b...
by Tycherin
14 Apr 2014, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.

Here's an article on the breach if anyone is interested: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-exploited-to-steal-taxpayer-data/ On the one hand, that's a pretty big breach of a lot of very sensitive information, information that is pretty likely to be used maliciously. On the other...
by Tycherin
10 Apr 2014, 22:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Heartbleed Security Vulnerabilities.

The problem is twofold. Everything that is stored while the exploit is possible is at risk. That means that even after sites fix the exploit itself, it's still entirely plausible that data had already been accessed -- and that means passwords, usernames, whatever. So true recovery means fixing the e...
by Tycherin
07 Apr 2014, 17:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

I don't know that 200 cats qualifies as "functional." "Sub-optimal" definitely, but "functional"? Stretching it. Still, if the purpose of cats is to curb loneliness, then you could work up a relationship between how lonely you are and how many cats you are. I'd assume t...
by Tycherin
21 Mar 2014, 07:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the lols
Replies: 8556
Views: 289805

Re: For the lols

gcninja wrote:Remember, humor is subjective and (honestly) some of these are hilarious

I thought they were funny. Horrible, granted, but damn if I didn't laugh.
by Tycherin
04 Mar 2014, 22:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Elomin Sha wrote:A girl winked at me today. It may have been a twitch.

Man, that's your chance! When something like that happens, you gotta go up to her, flash your winningest smile, and say, "Excuse me, it looks like your eye is twitching uncontrollably." Works every time, trust me.
by Tycherin
03 Mar 2014, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Thread
Replies: 1621
Views: 65793

Re: Advice Thread

This is probably dumb, but you have a way of connecting to an XLR input, yeah? OK, I need advice too. I've been approved to get a new computer for work. How's this look? Processor - 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor (6M Cache, 3.1 GHz) Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English Memory - 8GB Dual Chann...
by Tycherin
03 Mar 2014, 08:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 100144

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

Just finished correcting a paper about how literacy is a bad thing, leading to the formalisation of social inequality, among other terrible things. I am quite calm about it however, viewing it as an exercise in zen-level irony. Like I've always said, the perfectly equal society is the one in which ...
by Tycherin
24 Feb 2014, 18:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This thread is so gay
Replies: 6589
Views: 204322

Re: This thread is so gay

But if homosexuality is learned, wouldn't there have to be someone who invented the idea to teach to others in the first place? Now I'm picturing like 1920's America, where people are just walking down the street and then some guy shouts, "Boys can kiss other boys!" and everybody starts fr...
by Tycherin
10 Feb 2014, 20:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 100144

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

Is it... *gasp* is it because you are, in fact, Captain America? Man, I'd have mixed emotions about that too. On the one hand, kickass shield, but on the other hand, Nazis. Real pickle there.
by Tycherin
31 Jan 2014, 10:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329240

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Bebop Man wrote:I always thought the male symbol was a spear and a shield, and the female symbol was a hand mirror.

That is the most hilariously sexist thing I've heard all week.
by Tycherin
27 Jan 2014, 22:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the lols
Replies: 8556
Views: 289805

Re: For the lols

Aren't men's & women's shoe sizes different too? I assume that's due to gender dimorphism inherent in barleycorns themselves. Like peacocks, but barleycorns.

I don't think I know what a barleycorn is.
by Tycherin
10 Jan 2014, 22:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ways To Introduce A Friend To LRR
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: How To Introduce A Friend To LRR

I'll second (third?) Omnilingual. You might try something like Daylight Savings too, as an example of some of their older stuff.
by Tycherin
10 Jan 2014, 19:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thread In Which Participants Must Adhere To The Topic
Replies: 75
Views: 1990

Re: The Thread In Which Participants Must Adhere To The Topi

A moon, complete with earth-like atmosphere, carbon-based ecosystem, a gravity very slightly stronger than earth's, liquid water and precisely zero minerals worth mining, to be put in a orbit 40 degrees above the equator at a height of 80,000km above the surface of the earth. At the very least, it ...
by Tycherin
02 Jan 2014, 20:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten
Replies: 1055
Views: 55386

Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

viscomica wrote:curry empanadas

I read this as "empandas," and given your avatar, for a second I was worried that you were implying that people eat pandas.

Unrelatedly, please don't tell me people eat pandas.
by Tycherin
02 Jan 2014, 17:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thread In Which Participants Must Adhere To The Topic
Replies: 75
Views: 1990

Re: The Thread In Which Participants Must Adhere To The Topi

Age of Empires II was big for me. I think it was the first game I actually bought, and I played the hell out of it. Well, "played" only if you count spamming cheat codes and wiping out the enemy armies of spearmen and cavalry with cars that shoot bullets. What can I say, I wasn't particula...
by Tycherin
18 Dec 2013, 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PAX to implement "Diversity Lounges"
Replies: 184
Views: 6073

Re: PAX to implement "Diversity Lounges"

I've never been to a con, PAX or otherwise, so I'm curious: do other cons have the same sort of problems PAX has run into, what with diversity and harassment and all that? It seems like PAX specifically is getting a lot of flack for what I understand to be a much more general problem.

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