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Or Kill Me / Re: One Sentence Rants
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:16:26 am »
Reminds me of this:



It's just that it's an entirely inappropriate metaphor. Exciting, but completely and utterly wrong and the absolute most backwards way of looking at it. The way evolution is usually talked about is along the lines of "they developed these adaptations, so they survived", but the correct way of viewing it is "the survivors all had these mutations, and that's how they adapted". This might sound really nitpicky, but the backward view really screws things up when you start talking about sexual reproduction and the adaptations that optimize fetal development in humans. They are written about as if there's an "arms race" (this exact term has been used over and over again) between male and female to maximize their own interests. This is not only not true, but it literally CANNOT BE TRUE unless we scrap everything we know about evolution and start from scratch with a completely different set of assumptions about what drives it. The "Arms race" perspective necessitates the assumption of intelligent design. The reality of fetal development is that the fetus which has the best checks and balances system is the one which is most likely to survive; it's not an arms race, but a finely-honed cooperative balance in which the system which produces a placenta that is maximized to absorb nutrients from the mother while restrained from taking too many nutrients is the system that will produce the most surviving offspring. Since "too much" varies from woman to woman, the optimal system is one in which the placenta grows as much as it can until the woman's body tells it to stop.

But that's not as exciting as depicting it as a DNA-level war of the sexes, and this is pervasive throughout the scientific literature.
No, we already had this conversation.  The illustration of how gravity curves space-time, using the effect of gravity on a ball rolling into an invaginated plane, simply, will not do the trick.  It's like a circular argument that presupposes it's conclusion.  Teachers of physics, beware. :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / Re: One Sentence Rants
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:02:06 am »
COSMIC TRIGGER WARNING
I'm reporting your icon to central committee, meanwhile, is that Cosmic Trigger thing suggested reading? (I was raised by vulgate wolves that disapproved of the written word)  :aww:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Why I Am Not an Anarchist, by Greg Hill
« on: May 31, 2014, 06:44:46 am »
This Thread:

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Eh-heh, it being that this thread has the spine to not buckle under my allegedly abusive comportment, the legion proudly presents it's latest overclocked sonic extravaganza.

An experiment in aliatoric sortilage of audio buffer probability fields using patterned interrupt signals

http://www.panchronos.com/mp3/Buffer%20Carcass%20Karagam.mp3

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The airline has located my checked baggage.

In Guatemala City.

TGRR,
Has his checked baggage in the room, and is sort of puzzled by this turn of events.

OH NO

YOU DON'T WANT THAT LUGGAGE.

AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO'S DYING TO KNOW WHAT'S IN THAT BAG?  REALLY?
Go right ahead, i would like to know as well but remember that Dying is the keyword here.
The dye pack would have already detonated.  Just say the devil made you do it :lulz:

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Dear Mr The Good Reverend,

I don't mean to alarm you but I suggest that you sit down to read this and strive not to show any visible signs of distress.

We have located your checked baggage in Guatemala City. Please do not look to the baggage which you collected before departing the airport. Give nothing away. A team of specialists is en route to your location and you must follow their instructions strictly. We will get you out of there safely.

It is in your best interests that you remain calmly seated, so I will provide you with the facts as we have them and encourage you to stay where you are and let your eyes not leave this letter.

Three hours ago I was alerted to an anomalous occurrence during your flight. Two baggage handlers were discovered incapacitated and


ZZZZZIIIIIIIIIP


bound. Our logs regarding the plane's cargo have been tampered with but we believe a malicious party intercepted your baggage between your dropping it off and the plane and replaced it with a seemingly identical bag full of, and I stress this, SEEMINGLY IDENTICAL BELONGINGS.


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP THUD


We have seen this pattern before and in most cases contain the situation before any arriving passengers collect their bags but regrettably in this instance we were unable to do so. The team sent to intercept the baggage before your collection have not been heard from but I will not be surprised if we discover them near your property after ensuring your safe escape.

Oh this is good.

Malevolent luggage.

MALEVOLENT FUCKING LUGGAGE.
Eh, claro que si, bueno, si es de Guatemala, tiene esser malevolente, como male-volante, es dirigible  :lulz:

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Oh that is just so funny for you guys, isn't it??? Like when the girl at the Plaid Pantry asked me if I was buying cigarettes for Cordelia. Oh yeah. JUST SO FUNNY FOR YOU GUYS!
That's fucking hysterical.  Now I have to go fetch a pack, and I have only one or two dogs that are always with me. :lulz:

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Dear Mr The Good Reverend,

I don't mean to alarm you but I suggest that you sit down to read this and strive not to show any visible signs of distress.

We have located your checked baggage in Guatemala City. Please do not look to the baggage which you collected before departing the airport. Give nothing away. A team of specialists is en route to your location and you must follow their instructions strictly. We will get you out of there safely.

It is in your best interests that you remain calmly seated, so I will provide you with the facts as we have them and encourage you to stay where you are and let your eyes not leave this letter.

Three hours ago I was alerted to an anomalous occurrence during your flight. Two baggage handlers were discovered incapacitated and


ZZZZZIIIIIIIIIP


bound. Our logs regarding the plane's cargo have been tampered with but we believe a malicious party intercepted your baggage between your dropping it off and the plane and replaced it with a seemingly identical bag full of, and I stress this, SEEMINGLY IDENTICAL BELONGINGS.


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP THUD


We have seen this pattern before and in most cases contain the situation before any arriving passengers collect their bags but regrettably in this instance we were unable to do so. The team sent to intercept the baggage before your collection have not been heard from but I will not be surprised if we discover them near your property after ensuring your safe escape.
Guatemala as been contain en Mister Rogers' sweetcase?!?! :lulz: :lulz:

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So, I used to be beautiful,

This is from the lady who made Tucson SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP because it didn't want to look bad in front of her.

 :lulz:
:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Why I Am Not an Anarchist, by Greg Hill
« on: May 29, 2014, 08:20:07 pm »
I had a great joke about the Pterocaust, combustion, commuting, Vaseline and incest...  And now it's gone.  Besause this frigging tablet thought I wanted to [more] to emote, clearing my reply buffer.  Let me add that it only clears my response when I got something really worth sharing.  This is similar, though more annoying, than when I accidentally hit "report to moderator" while scrolling down a page.  Tablets suck.

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Or Kill Me / Re: What's In A Name?
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:07:43 pm »
Pleased to meet you.

I do what I can.  I'm guessing that that's not the norm?

Add me to the welcome wagon. You've set a high standard for yourself. Keep that up, it's quite refreshing.

I was actually going to greet you in kind, with a thoughtful response to one of your posts, then it just seemed easier to do it this way.  Hello there!  We like you, and that is all kinds of positively surprising.
Well shit, it seems I set the bar too high.  A man much wiser than I always told me to live life in accordance with the golden mean;  "Do good enough that you aren't harassed for doing poorly, but don't do so good that everyone always expects that from you."

Guess I need to work on that.

Well anyway, hello Lucifer and Junkenstein
Gosh darn I say you really needn't trouble yourself so.  If at all, any trepidation you feel should be directed at just how low we go sometimes to get things done round these parts.  Only pathological slackers could pretend to take issue with that.  What I expect from you is to far exceed my expectations.

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It's Gentleman's Jack for you.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: This is really freaking long
« on: May 28, 2014, 04:16:50 am »
Skipped the former b/c bandwidth.  That second one makes my ocular nerve throb.

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Ah, there it is.  The principle of non-contradiction swoops down and serves me...  Barley wine style ale...  Excuse me, I ordered a beer!?  This tastes like...  Okay, wait, er, I see.  Bring more :lulz:

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