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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2650 on: 29 Jul 2013, 17:35 »

So the next time your grandfather says he had to walk ten miles to school when he was young, you can tell him that ten miles used to be a shorter distance than it is now! In your face!

Don't try that on this grandfather. Besides, it was only a mile.
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« Reply #2651 on: 29 Jul 2013, 17:36 »

But when M. C. Escher had to walk to school in the snow, it was uphill both ways.
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« Reply #2652 on: 29 Jul 2013, 17:38 »

He wasn't in my class. And this was Detroit, which may be bankrupt but has few hills.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2653 on: 30 Jul 2013, 00:09 »

We have SCIENCE. Direct all your inquires there.

I'm not sure which is true, but I heard that space getting bigger means that it takes longer to travel from one point to another. That's why it's impossible for us to travel to the most distant galaxies: the space in between galaxies grows faster than we can travel, so even if we could travel close to light speed, we could never reach them. I suppose that must also mean that things here on Earth are getting further apart.
First of all, going near the speed of light isn't how you'd like to travel intergalactic distances anyway. You want faster than that, because else it'd already take you thousands of years to even leave the Milkyway, even if you take the shortest possible route from earth.
Secondly, things on earth aren't getting further apart, because even though the universe is expanding, that doesn't mean that the planets are stretched along with that expansion. Because if that were the case, they would all have been torn apart by now. Things (matter) are just drifting further apart, they are not getting bigger.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2654 on: 30 Jul 2013, 03:36 »

First of all, going near the speed of light isn't how you'd like to travel intergalactic distances anyway.
Well, I'd like to be able to do lots of things, going faster than light being only one of them. :roll: I figured I'd stay within the current realm of possibility.

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Secondly, things on earth aren't getting further apart, because even though the universe is expanding, that doesn't mean that the planets are stretched along with that expansion. Because if that were the case, they would all have been torn apart by now. Things (matter) are just drifting further apart, they are not getting bigger.
That implies that the space that planets inhabit is somehow immune to the expansion, while interplanetary space is getting bigger. Why would that be the case?
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2655 on: 30 Jul 2013, 03:53 »

With our current possibilities going near speed of light is just as impossible as going faster than it, so why not assume the more practical way, seeing as both are equally impossible right now.

The way I see it, where there is actual matter, it 'displaces', for lack of a better word, the empty space that was previously there. This means that, while the empty space expands, it may push objects further apart, but it doesn't stretch them out, so distances on earth would stay the same. Of course I am no physicist, but this is how I think it works. I imagine it like balls floating in a pool of water. If you pour the water in a bigger pool it consume a wider area, but the balls stay the same size.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2656 on: 30 Jul 2013, 06:59 »

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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2657 on: 30 Jul 2013, 21:39 »

Random thought:

I bet the first chair was the ground, as was the first table.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2658 on: 01 Aug 2013, 09:04 »

then they were neither chair nor table yet. 
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2659 on: 01 Aug 2013, 13:21 »

Stump, they were.
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« Reply #2660 on: 01 Aug 2013, 13:46 »

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« Reply #2661 on: 01 Aug 2013, 13:50 »

Was he always that skinny?
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« Reply #2662 on: 01 Aug 2013, 14:27 »

My cells share 50% of their DNA with that of a banana. That is all.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2663 on: 01 Aug 2013, 14:43 »

Why is it I suddenly hear Rick Astley?
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2664 on: 01 Aug 2013, 15:20 »

Because you know the rules and so do I :mrgreen:
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2665 on: 01 Aug 2013, 15:42 »

Halp meh. D= I'm turning into a lurker  :psyduck:
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« Reply #2666 on: 01 Aug 2013, 16:11 »

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« Reply #2667 on: 01 Aug 2013, 23:57 »

I saw it on PBS! It MUST be true!
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« Reply #2668 on: 02 Aug 2013, 00:02 »

So I went to visit Amherst, Massachusetts today! I checked out UMass as well as Amherst College and, well, I really liked Amherst College. I was fanboying a little bit since I knew I was likely in our Creator's vicinity. They've got this 5 campus project goin' on with tons of student resources.

I think I could get in to any of those schools academically without too much effort. Thanks to my biological mother's impoverished situation, financial aid may be in my future....
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« Reply #2669 on: 02 Aug 2013, 01:36 »

So I went to visit Amherst, Massachusetts today!
Did you run into Dora?
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« Reply #2670 on: 02 Aug 2013, 01:55 »

Sage will move there for school, become a townie, and then be picked up by Jephlizabeth as the newest cast member  :psyduck:
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« Reply #2671 on: 03 Aug 2013, 09:41 »

Stop getting my hopes up!
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2672 on: 04 Aug 2013, 06:05 »


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« Reply #2673 on: 04 Aug 2013, 13:21 »

I'm counting 12 guitars on the pic that Jeph posted on Twitter yesterday. Man, that's a lot of guitars.

You don't play guitar, do you.

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« Reply #2674 on: 04 Aug 2013, 17:04 »

Random thought: I CRY WHEN ANGELS DESERVE TO DIEEEEEEEE.
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« Reply #2675 on: 04 Aug 2013, 20:50 »

i am depressing levels of bored. >_<
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« Reply #2676 on: 04 Aug 2013, 23:34 »

i am depressing levels of bored. >_<

Only boring people get bored. 


Find something interesting to do. 




Write something interesting for the rest of us...
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« Reply #2677 on: 04 Aug 2013, 23:36 »

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"Iím boredí is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that youíve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that youíre alive is amazing, so you donít get to say ĎIím bored'." - Loius CK
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2678 on: 05 Aug 2013, 12:59 »

If I can't laugh maniacally while upside down and doing 70 mph and headed toward the ground... when can I?

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« Reply #2679 on: 05 Aug 2013, 13:59 »

I laugh maniacally all the time. It's great fun
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« Reply #2680 on: 05 Aug 2013, 16:18 »

I get scared of my own maniacal laughing.



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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2681 on: 07 Aug 2013, 08:27 »

I remember a town that no longer exists.
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« Reply #2682 on: 07 Aug 2013, 08:32 »

I've recently been invited to a ten-year high school reunion. The school I went to no longer exists. I'm not going.
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« Reply #2683 on: 07 Aug 2013, 09:27 »

I've recently been invited to a ten-year high school reunion. The school I went to no longer exists. I'm not going.
I didn't begin to go to high school and college reunions until I was in my mid-50s. Then I was sorry I hadn't gone to the earlier ones. They're not so much about reliving old times and dealing with the other kids you all were, as they are about dealing with new people with whom you have a long connection. What you've all become and how you got there is more fun than what you all once were. And financial success is the smallest part of that.
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« Reply #2684 on: 07 Aug 2013, 09:35 »

Ugh, 10 year reunions.....

I'm pretty good at party planning and offered to do a LOT of work for mine because I enjoy that sort of thing. Came up with some great places, affordable, good food, etc.


We're having it at the same place we had our prom, which also happens to be the same place the class of '02 had their reunion last year. It should be noted that the food was absolutely horrible. There were still tiny feathers on the chicken).

We're also having the exact same package, not doing any decorating and doing "then and now" name tags. Like the class of '02. No one is taking me up on my offers to decorate (awesomely and cheaply) and the best responses I've gotten were about doing the memorials for classmates who have passed. The response was "we'll figure it out closer to the date".

Not to mention, the whole thing is headed by someone that no one ever liked (because she was/is evil incarnate) and she's been a total nightmare to deal with. She complained to another friend of mine that she hated high school and doesn't understand why everyone hated her (side note- the friend she was complaining to has been trying VERY hard to be a friend to her, even though she constantly gets yelled at and told that she makes terrible life decisions). Everyone hated her because she was a bully!!

Also....seriously? If you hated high school so much, why are you so involved in the frakkin' reunion?

Oy...sorry for that. Got myself all riled up and that's not even half of it.
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« Reply #2685 on: 07 Aug 2013, 10:35 »

If I lived closer, I'd consider going. I don't really have a bunch of money laying around to fly there right now, though. Plus, my boss wouldn't be pleased about giving me time off to go to a high school reunion.

I haven't really kept up with most of the people in my high school class, but coincidentally one of the ones I have kept up with is arriving at the university I'm at this month as a new grad student. Maybe we could have a miniature high school reunion halfway across the country.  :roll:
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2686 on: 07 Aug 2013, 22:52 »

Fucking fruit flies. 



Literally.  On my peaches. 
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« Reply #2687 on: 08 Aug 2013, 00:21 »

Best solution is to vaccuum those suckers up.  :-D
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« Reply #2688 on: 08 Aug 2013, 01:12 »

Fucking fruit flies. 



Literally.  On my peaches.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2689 on: 08 Aug 2013, 07:23 »

So whaddaya think Jephzibahs big secret is? He's been hinting at it for months.

I'm predicting a Kickstarter of sorts...

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« Reply #2690 on: 08 Aug 2013, 08:07 »

Nah, just announcing the next book.  I don't think he needs kickstarters for those the way other comic artists do. 
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« Reply #2691 on: 08 Aug 2013, 12:42 »

Why'd he have to work so hard for that secret project though? If I remember correctly, he's been off and on it for months.

How far along are the books now? Stripwise, I mean?

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« Reply #2692 on: 08 Aug 2013, 12:56 »

Three book = 900 strips; considerably less than halfway, in fact not much more than a third.  If there are 250 strips a year and one book of 300 strips a year, that's only 50 strips less left to be published after each book, and it will take something like 30 years to catch up with the moving target.
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Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2693 on: 08 Aug 2013, 13:36 »

Thirty years on we will still only have moved maybe a year of time in comic.

I believe I read on his Tumblr or Twitter he was hoping to up it to two books a year. I think I'm not making that up.

Is the secret project not the Dating Sim idea that's been mentioned in the news? He's talked about it on Twitter (or Tumblr, my memory sucks) but I don't know if he that project is past the idea stage.
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« Reply #2694 on: 08 Aug 2013, 15:00 »

I thought the dating sim thing was a joke.
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« Reply #2695 on: 08 Aug 2013, 18:42 »

That could be kinda cool....
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« Reply #2696 on: 08 Aug 2013, 19:34 »

I felt like that news post was just poking fun at the shippers.
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« Reply #2697 on: 09 Aug 2013, 09:41 »

There is a girl here for an interview and I have spent the last 15 minutes with my mind thoroughly boggled while she fills out her application.

A series of questions that this person has asked (either to me or to their friend, who apparently had to come too):


"What does "Previous Address" mean?"

"What is the job title? Direct...something?"

"Do you have a zip code book?"


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« Reply #2698 on: 09 Aug 2013, 09:47 »

so have any of y'all seen the ECPI College of Technology TV ads?
"Zero to Bachelors degree in 2.5 years!"

well, it is horseshit.
I gave a interview last week to a new grad.
Part of the interview is a simple 10 question quiz on BASIC IT knowledge.
this fella totally FAILED it.

How can someone who can't tell me the 7 layers of the OSI model or the difference between a managed switch & a router... be a college grad?   So if an applicant presents an ECPI diploma, I'm totally NOT trusting it.

Oddly enough, I hired a 19 yo kid, who had a year's experience at Best Buy and an A+ Certification.
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« Reply #2699 on: 09 Aug 2013, 11:37 »

To be fair to the diploma holder, most places you see the five-layer tcp/ip model instead of the OSI model, so that could be a part of it. Not sure what your field is, though, or what's the norm in your area.

If he's supposed to know anything about networks, the other one is harder to excuse. Switches and routers are pretty important!
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