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by Sonic#
Mon Nov 23, 21:14 2009
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 45
Views: 2187

Re: Abortion

I'm pro-choice, but firmly believe that abortion should be made obsolete by giving every woman not trying to concieve birth control, so abortion would be rare, rare, rare. I think everyone should know about contraceptives and be encouraged to make use of them. And I'm on board with everyone else, t...
by Sonic#
Mon Nov 23, 20:40 2009
Forum: Random
Topic: Thanksgiving!
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for seeing all my family over Thanksgiving. I don't get to see them much anymore now that so many of us are in college (so many is including the cousins) or post-college. And of course the older people too. And the good food. And the games. And I'm thankful for the comfort of good tradi...
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 22, 10:24 2009
Forum: Polls
Topic: Primary eating utensil?
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Primary eating utensil?

I think it'd be kinda neat to always eat with a dagger and my hands. But alas, I mostly use a fork for solids, spoon for liquids, and knife for cutting. And hands where I can. (Pizza!!!!!)
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 22, 10:19 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: The proof is NOT in the pudding!
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: The proof is NOT in the pudding!

I didn't know the first and third one. The first one was immortalized for me by a German mathematics professor who always liked to ramble on a bit. After he had given a short demonstration on how a particular differential equation solution worked, he then explained, "The proof would be too much for ...
by Sonic#
Sat Nov 21, 10:29 2009
Forum: Random
Topic: Entertainment rituals
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Entertainment rituals

I somehow end up watching A Christmas Story every Christmas.

I also listen to the entire Lord of the Rings soundtrack around Christmastime, since that's when the movies were released.

A different pirate movie every Talk Like a Pirate day. Last time, it was Yellowbeard. >_>
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 19, 19:11 2009
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: "vaccine" to help quit smoking
Replies: 16
Views: 4784

Re: "vaccine" to help quit smoking

As a nonsmoker, the e-cig actually sounds pretty good, and I've found myself thinking before that it might be nice to try out, since it doesn't involve inhalation at all, is inexpensive, can be flavored, etc.. Which is perhaps counterintuitive, since it's supposed to make you stop smoking, but... it...
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 19, 7:56 2009
Forum: Random
Topic: Dating younger men
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: Dating younger men

I have the same split between a girl I'm dating right now and me. I'm the older one. I probably have more sexual experience, but the funny thing is that all of that is with one person. (A three and a half year relationship kinda does that.) So in my case, everything's pretty even. If you're happy wi...
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 19, 7:49 2009
Forum: Polls
Topic: How long do you leave 'em?
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: How long do you leave 'em?

Yeah, mine is pretty uneven. Dishes I take care of promptly. Same with some countertops and so on. I keep dirty laundry in one place, clean clothes in their drawers or out of the way. Clutter I'll get to every couple of weeks or so, or if I'm going to get visitors. I'm worst about the more detailed ...
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 19, 7:42 2009
Forum: New Members
Topic: hi
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: hi

Welcome GeekyQc! I give you your own planet. With a Canadian flag. :spacefem: :canada: And my French isn't good enough for typing, but I can read. Hope you enjoy it here!
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 19, 7:37 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.

One amusing thing that keeps coming out of this is that I'd much rather trade to get someone else's things they hate. So a Calculus exam? Yeah, I'll take it! Getting stiches/pins out? Maybe not. Procedural game development in accessible games - yes! Can't do java though. If it weren't unethical, we ...
by Sonic#
Tue Nov 17, 19:57 2009
Forum: Polls
Topic: Mind Your Language
Replies: 40
Views: 2722

Re: Mind Your Language

No Latin, Greek, or Hebrew? I guess the focus here is on modern languages (though modern Greek might be of interest). If I could learn one new language by magic, I would love to learn Japanese. There are some pretty well-known Japanese medievalists who write on works I'm very familiar with, and it'd...
by Sonic#
Mon Nov 16, 22:10 2009
Forum: Random
Topic: What the heck?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: What the heck?

I don't think that the government has the right to dictate dress code in any case, unless it poses some clear danger to the people around. With the hijab, a lot of people tend to turn it into an item that symbolizes oppression of women. Sometimes it is used by certain Muslims as part of a regimen to...
by Sonic#
Mon Nov 16, 18:47 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: I might be small, but I'm not your "little woman".
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: I might be small, but I'm not your "little woman".

Yet another reason I insist on distinguishing between nice and kind. Fun fact - nice has a lot of meanings, though less commonly used, that would suit these guys well. From the OED: "Of a person: foolish, silly, simple; ignorant. Obs." "Of conduct, behaviour, etc.: characterized by or encouraging wa...
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 15, 20:21 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: facebook is NOT real life
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: facebook is NOT real life

Posting a status on facebook being like 'hey who wants to share a house next year?' and getting no responses does not count as 'having all my friends say they don't want to live with me'. I'm just picking out this because there was a time I thought that. It's very easy to assume that everyone will ...
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 15, 20:02 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.

TWENTY PAGES?! I'm in grad school, and that's pretty standard. I'm taking two full credit courses, and two half credit courses. 20 pages is generally enough of a scope that, if the ideas are good enough, you can work the idea into a journal article. I'll be doing that with one of my older ones duri...
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 15, 8:26 2009
Forum: Feminism
Topic: New Study: Curvier Women Are Smarter
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: New Study: Curvier Women Are Smarter

It sounds too much like a study that tries to explain why people are attracted to someone else using reproductive justifications. Now, that's probably not what the actual study says. It probably just explores a correlation between body shape and IQ, or body shape and children's IQ that could be slig...
by Sonic#
Sun Nov 15, 8:06 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: Let's bitch about our upcoming term papers/final exams.

I have about three more weeks of classes. Then, for the week or two that remain, I have to finish two 20 page papers. And of course I pick projects that will take a long time to think through, read for, and so on. Darn intellectual integrity. :P
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 13, 23:38 2009
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hallo.
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Hallo.

Welcome to the board! Hope you enjoy yourself.

I like 'splosions too. What's the largest thing you've ever blown up? And what's been the prettiest blowing up?

And have you ever blown something up and browsed the internet while on the toilet eating fried ice cream?
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 13, 23:33 2009
Forum: Feminism
Topic: this is disgusting
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: this is disgusting

I think there are more tasteful ways to make fun of sexism than cyanide and happiness, but then again, I don't like the comic to begin with. Yeah, agreed. I didn't find it particular funny, and it's mostly that the comic just isn't to my taste. And I can understand how it could be taken completely ...
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 13, 18:53 2009
Forum: Random
Topic: Horizontally perpindicular mammory glands rule.
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Horizontally perpindicular mammory glands rule.

Hi. I do not believe that men and women are equal. I believe that nature intended humanity to be lived as a matriarchy. I'm not a feminist and I am not an activist. I am a cynic with a gross amount of love for everything and a respect of all existance and all things in it. I am also dedicated to an...
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 13, 18:47 2009
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Moon water!
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

Re: Moon water!

That's great. It's almost like cutting down a tree to count the rings, just less damaging. If a tree is sufficiently large, it seems like you can just bore a little hole to the center and get an idea of the strata that way. You wouldn't strip away much phloem, and can fill the part with material if...
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 12, 17:17 2009
Forum: Polls
Topic: Organ Donor
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Organ Donor

I'm still on the fence about it, if only because I still need to get over a couple of superstitions on my part. I have this horrible irrational fear that after death, I might learn that I can still exist in some form as long as my body maintains some intactness, but that if the parts get split prema...
by Sonic#
Wed Nov 11, 18:01 2009
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Having a Social Life
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: Having a Social Life

Heh. I wonder this sometimes. Not just compulsory dating, but even compulsory social lives. I think many tend to underestimate the latter... Have you tried looking for interest groups in your area? Ballroom dancing, for instance. Book clubs. Knitting. Fencing. I really like board gaming, so this sum...
by Sonic#
Wed Nov 11, 17:35 2009
Forum: Polls
Topic: Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name
Replies: 35
Views: 2001

Re: Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name

All of my names are stereotypical English names, either the names of English kings or of families associated with the aristocracy at different points. They have never caused anyone trouble. And they're's spelled exactly like anyone would assume. Well, with one exception. There are some older men tha...
by Sonic#
Tue Nov 10, 18:15 2009
Forum: New Members
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Re: Just saying hello

Sonic: How are you finding learning Latin? I really wish I had my eleven year old self back so I could go to a real classroom and learn it (for free!). I haven't really made a start yet, there are some tutorials and things online but I find it hard to learn if I don't have it on real paper in front...