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How do you like the format of SGU?

Add more topics and spend less time on each topic.
6 (2.8%)
Add more humor and witty banter
20 (9.2%)
It's just right - don't change a thing
192 (88.1%)

Total Members Voted: 206

Voting closed: February 22, 2007, 12:35:32 PM

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Offline cosmicvagabond

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2007, 06:17:01 PM »
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Steve is also an expert at spotting fake boobs.


Sheesh... that one is easy:


Fake Boobs:



Real Boobs:

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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2007, 06:22:39 PM »
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"My claim is that simply by being orally stimulated by a woman, I can tell at what time she was born to within 15 minutes. I propose that a random sample of 100 undiseased, attractive women orally stimulate me to completion over the course of one week (or two). I would consider it a successful test if I was correct 95 out of 100 times."


In a one week period, that would be about 14 times a day, every day for a week. I think that if that if you lived through that, you would be able to demonstrate a different power then guessing time of birth... :)

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007, 06:51:29 PM »
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"My claim is that simply by being orally stimulated by a woman, I can tell at what time she was born to within 15 minutes. I propose that a random sample of 100 undiseased, attractive women orally stimulate me to completion over the course of one week (or two). I would consider it a successful test if I was correct 95 out of 100 times."


In a one week period, that would be about 14 times a day, every day for a week. I think that if that if you lived through that, you would be able to demonstrate a different power then guessing time of birth... :)


And if I didn't, I'd die very, very happy.  Sounds like a win/win for me!
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007, 07:51:46 PM »
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I would consider it a successful test if I was correct 95 out of 100 times."


Dude, the test would be called off as soon as you failed guessing for the sixth time. That's horrible planning, haven't you learned anything from our fake psychics? You have to claim to make the vaguest predictions possible, so that you cannot be declared a miss so soon (obviously not a hit either, but who cares)?  :D
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007, 08:00:22 PM »
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I would consider it a successful test if I was correct 95 out of 100 times."


Dude, the test would be called off as soon as you failed guessing for the sixth time. That's horrible planning, haven't you learned anything from our fake psychics? You have to claim to make the vaguest predictions possible, so that you cannot be declared a miss so soon (obviously not a hit either, but who cares)?  :D


In order for proper blinding conditions, I would write down the birth time of each participant during the test, and birth certificates would be examined afterwards.  Presumably most people do not know when they are born, and even if some of the women did, they aren't saying anything ;).
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2007, 09:32:47 PM »
Well this thread certainly took a left turn.  Sorry Steve.
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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2007, 01:36:29 AM »
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Well this thread certainly took a left turn.  Sorry Steve.


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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2007, 01:18:46 PM »
cosmicvagabond...awesome post...my god that woman has a set of lungs on her.
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2007, 03:01:43 PM »
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cosmicvagabond...awesome post...my god that woman has a set of lungs on her.


I chose the image purely for illustrative purposes... of course.  :wink:
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2007, 04:01:36 PM »
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Well this thread certainly took a left turn.  Sorry Steve.


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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 04:11:44 AM »
I've always thought the spot the logical fallicy segment should be in every show.  I've never really liked science or fiction.  Or if it doesn't work well on the show, it'd be neat if you guys could post quotes for us to pick at here on the boards.
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 05:42:48 AM »
I really enjoyed the spot the logical fallacy as well.  I think they do record one every once in a while but it ends up on the cutting room floor most of the time to meet the time constraints.   Now that I think about it.  There isn't a rule that says that episodes must be 1h20m or less.
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 05:54:38 AM »
Obviously it takes more resources, time, bandwidth etc... for the podcasts to be longer but I for one would have no problems with a longer podcast.
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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2007, 08:42:14 PM »
I voted for keeping the show the way it is but I also wouldn't mind an occasional show with a theme... A theme suggestion could be occupational woo-woo.

Example: I work in web development and I constantly deal with SEO (search engine optimization) charlatans. Clients are always allured by magical links you can put on your homepage to give you "Top 10 Ranking in Google!!!" While SEO is a legitimate enterprise a very large percentage of it is total BS. I could go on but that's a whole other thread on another message board...

Anyway, I'm curious to hear what others deal with day to day in their work lives.

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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2007, 12:05:31 PM »
I've never understood the reasoning behind the one-hour time limit. It's a podcast. If you have the material, why not let it run long?

 

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