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Forum: Social Studies 07 April 2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,341
Posted By Saint James
Theme Icon At the risk of opening a can of worms, her...

At the risk of opening a can of worms, her attitude strikes me as similar to the stereotypical 'nice guy'. As in "I have centered my life around pleasing you and yet you reject me.". Now I will...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 07 April 2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 53,978
Posted By Saint James
Icon202 I am reminded of an old joke which uses a similar...

I am reminded of an old joke which uses a similar style:
Forum: Social Studies 05 April 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,119
Posted By Saint James
In that case it's easier: 1 - (149/150)^10 -...

In that case it's easier:

1 - (149/150)^10 - 0.0647018107 or about 6.4%. Which makes his answer roughly accurate, on accident.
Forum: Social Studies 05 April 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,119
Posted By Saint James
Teacher Odds of getting at least 1 heads in ten fair coin...

Odds of getting at least 1 heads in ten fair coin flips = 1 - (odds of ten tails out of 10) = 1 - (1/2)^10 = .9990234375 or about 99.9%
Forum: Social Studies 05 April 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,119
Posted By Saint James
Teacher Regarding the math (because I'm a math geek......

Regarding the math (because I'm a math geek... deal with it :p)

If there are 150 applicants and 10 jobs, the odds of getting the first job are 150:1, the odds of getting the second if you don't...
Forum: Social Studies 05 April 2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,089
Posted By Saint James
Icon108 One of the tricky things about forgiveness is...

One of the tricky things about forgiveness is that it's a somewhat nebulous concept - which many people have different definitions for. I've heard definitions ranging from finding a state of...
Forum: Social Studies 04 April 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,469
Posted By Saint James
Icon402 1. Psychological harm is very much real harm. ...

1. Psychological harm is very much real harm.

2. Question re:pinqy's and erwin's comments - why would questions of right/wrong be posed devoid of moral or ethical bounds. They are by their very...
Forum: Police Blotter 03 April 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,380
Posted By Saint James
Judge Well, sadly I am not surprised by the comments...

Well, sadly I am not surprised by the comments given the publication (I consider the NYDN to be the rough US equivalent to the daily mail) but it is nonetheless a sad indictment of that segment of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 April 2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,844
Posted By Saint James
TV Banned TED Talk: "Rich people don't create jobs"

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I posted this in soapbox as I can find it confirmed from a number...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 March 2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 50,052
Posted By Saint James
Icon18 Do these people not understand what curriculum...

Do these people not understand what curriculum means? Or are they parroting a phrase that they assume the listener has heard but not really understand (perhaps due to a failing in their education).'...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 27 March 2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,795
Posted By Saint James
Sorry, the sniper bit was in the original Esquire...

Sorry, the sniper bit was in the original Esquire article. (http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313)


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Though admittedly I came across it originally via...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 27 March 2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,795
Posted By Saint James
The inclusion of a link to 'funny or die'...

The inclusion of a link to 'funny or die' somewhat undermines the article's integrity.

I have serious doubts about the esquire article too (military snopesters can correct me if I am in error,...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 March 2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,262
Posted By Saint James
Reading This brings a whole new meaning to the term...

This brings a whole new meaning to the term 'bibliophile' :fish:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 March 2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,874
Posted By Saint James
Sneeze Regarding debts, thought the total debt hasn't...

Regarding debts, thought the total debt hasn't been going down - there have been peirods of time where the privately held portion has declined. The rest was money that one department of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 March 2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,874
Posted By Saint James
His confidence give me hope, in the sense that he...

His confidence give me hope, in the sense that he was so remarkably confident of his victory before demonstrates the accuracy of his predictions.

But when is this 'the end' he is talking about? ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 March 2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 57,184
Posted By Saint James
I wish I could remember where I originally read...

I wish I could remember where I originally read it, but several other posters have already made the same point - there is a world of difference between Female character, strong [as in powerful] and...
Forum: Social Studies 07 March 2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,031
Posted By Saint James
although I can see how pairing it with...

although I can see how pairing it with 'literally' could be considered a misuse of the term ('Every tenth person in the town was executed'),I don't see how that is a problem when not paired with...
Forum: Social Studies 06 March 2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,490
Posted By Saint James
Icon101 I am reminded of a certain clever kinetic...

I am reminded of a certain clever kinetic typography by Steven Fry:

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I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 March 2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,454
Posted By Saint James
The irony is almost blinding. Apparently, he...

The irony is almost blinding.

Apparently, he sees himself as a 'victim' who was 'entitled' to the presidency. Perhaps he is in the 47%.

I know it takes a pretty big ego want to be president,...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 02 March 2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,955
Posted By Saint James
Though I can't source the exact quote to him,...

Though I can't source the exact quote to him, that sentiment seems to have been espoused by David A Bedna...
Forum: Social Studies 24 February 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 38,344
Posted By Saint James
Soapbox I thought it was trolls you weren't supposed to...

I thought it was trolls you weren't supposed to feed. Or gremlins after midnight.

Satire is a double edged sword. It is sometimes by it's very nature offensive - Swift's a modest proposal...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 February 2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,341
Posted By Saint James
I think there might be more than a bit of...

I think there might be more than a bit of partisan bias there. (though the site is somewhat of a giveaway), the ratings are pretty subjective. Most academic rankings list the top 3 as Lincoln,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 February 2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 83,027
Posted By Saint James
Icon106 I'm fine with that too. Like I said, Tootsie...

I'm fine with that too. Like I said, Tootsie took out Hodegeman, so I'm happy just with the Harmonica (*Plays a cheerful tune*)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 February 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 83,027
Posted By Saint James
My priority choices: Hodgeman's harmonica. ...

My priority choices:
Hodgeman's harmonica.

(I would want Zombo's ring too, but Tootsie called it first and defeated Hodgeman)

Anything else randomly assigned (or equivalent wads)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 January 2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 83,027
Posted By Saint James
Works for me. There will need to be a brief...

Works for me. There will need to be a brief delay in payment as I am currently in Ronin (unless there is a workaround for that in trades)
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