Carbonnanotube

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Joined Jun 22, 2011 at 08:44AM EDT


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Commented on Carbonnanotube's wall

Man have I been focused on my studies! I almost haven’t done anything with this KYM account! Perhaps I’ll finally have time to perform some statistical analyses of the brony community now though.

Apr 25, 2013 at 04:12AM EDT

Commented on God Particle Higgs-boson

Too true… I wish people took the time to at least learn the basics of this stuff so that they’re never entirely out of the loop when new discoveries like this come around.

Then the general public would realize how insipid sensationalism is, and it would no longer be profitable for a news organization.

Jul 05, 2012 at 07:04PM EDT

Commented on Verbose's wall

Hello there ‘Verbose’. It was nice to meet you at Bronycon. I plan to collaborate with Dr. Redden and Dr. Edwards, and if you plan to do the same, perhaps we will find ourselves working together in the future! I rarely use this account anymore, but I’ll certainly try to keep in touch.

Jul 03, 2012 at 02:38PM EDT

Commented on Ed, Edd n Eddy

@Gamashy
Plenty of examples of memetic usage, in case you missed it:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/ed-edd-and-eddy/photos

Also, the mystery of what was under Edd’s hat could perhaps be considered a meme.

May 07, 2012 at 05:42PM EDT

Commented on Nationality Stereotypes

The quickest way to kill a stereotype is to make a satirical joke out of it; and show how stupid it really is.
In that respect satirical memes are like adenoviruses used to treat cancer.

It’s risky though, because if you do it wrong, you end up reinforcing the stereotype, just like if you use the wrong adenovirus it will help the cancer instead of hurting it. Still worth it in the long run though.

Feb 06, 2012 at 05:00AM EST

Commented on Save Derpy

I’ve seen lots of bronies overreacting about this sort of thing recently. I suppose overreacting is better then under-reacting though, since it shows how much they care about the issue, and would hopefully create a situation which is the opposite of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Feb 03, 2012 at 03:55PM EST

Commented on Dick Figures

Yes, funny youtube series… but subculture? Not sure; I haven’t found anything to suggest so, but that may be because I haven’t been looking.

Jan 17, 2012 at 03:09PM EST

Commented on Babies

Few memetic properties, and though there ARE many people who like babies, it’s not a spontaneous change in human behavior, but rather an evolved, instinctive behavior. Not a subculture unless you consider DNA and ideas fundamentally the same.

Jan 10, 2012 at 05:00AM EST

Commented on National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

A bill that allows for indefinite detention upon suspicion without trial that may be applicable to the american people?

>Such a thing would cause more terrorism than it prevents, by driving people to extremes. That’s why terrorism is so prevalent in oppressive dictatorships in the first place.

>Terrorists are like trolls. While trolls want to annoy, terrorists want to scare; and each is powerless if ignored. It would seem our government has chosen not to ignore them. Good move from a political perspective, but pernicious from a practical perspective.

>could be a very bad precedent, if misused.

Jan 04, 2012 at 03:53PM EST

Commented on Christmas Cancellation Announcement

Wow; looks like this meme has been going on consistently for years, I’d be surprised if it’s not already a small part of japan’s actual culture.

Dec 24, 2011 at 05:49AM EST

Commented on Harmonization (河蟹)

Cool! Not entirely sure what to make of it since I just skimmed through quickly, but what I did see, I liked.

Dec 23, 2011 at 03:17PM EST

Commented on My Little Dashie (My Little Pony FanFiction)

Popular niche fanfic? Yes. Meme? Not yet. There are bigger FIM memes to document; and those would still be appendable to the other MLP:FIM pages.

…Did we get the brief but far-reaching ponies in cars thing? or was that one too small?

Dec 18, 2011 at 05:18PM EST

Commented on Protect IP Act / Stop Online Piracy Act

" “All we’re trying to do here is stop online piracy. Since when did opposition get so fierce against this? What could be behind the motives of people or organizations that don’t think stopping online piracy is something that we need to deal with?” Conyers said. "

This congressperson still doesn’t get it. Anti-piracy is a worthwhile goal, but SOPA and Protect IP are doing it wrong. The OPEN act sounds like a good alternative, but I’ve got to read it first. I’m just glad there was at least some opposition to this in the hearing. If there had been none, I wouldn’t have wanted to live on this planet anymore. Seriously, I would have gotten involved in this:
http://www.shareable.net/blog/to-the-stars-a-diy-open-source-manned-spacecraft

Dec 17, 2011 at 06:05AM EST

Commented on Advantages of Science

lol, maybe all the ‘Hipsters’ are leaving MLP:FIM because it’s too mainstream (which would explain the recent downward trend in Google searches), and gravitating towards the sciences. The hipster influence in these is almost tangible.

Dec 11, 2011 at 05:14AM EST

Commented on Advantages of Science

These are great, if you know of the innovations each one is talking about. I imagine lots of people don’t… We’ll see whether thats the case if it spreads more.

Dec 11, 2011 at 05:05AM EST

Commented on Know Your Meme: Pepper Spray Cop

Memes of this nature are satirical: and therefore more effective at bringing about social change than serious debate or discussion. Sometimes people need to be able to laugh at a terrible thing in order to think most deeply about the issues involved; that is the essence of satire.

Dec 02, 2011 at 04:46AM EST

Commented on 5ever

I’ve seen this IRL 0_0. Definately memetic in nature

Dec 01, 2011 at 04:54AM EST

Commented on Bronyspeak

Since the last time I saw it, this post has become much more than 20% cooler.

Nov 21, 2011 at 03:43PM EST

Commented on Protect IP Act / Stop Online Piracy Act

A couple jumbled thoughts:

…The “Free Bieber” thing is a little exaggerated; I don’t think this law is ex-post-facto.

…A law like this would hopefully be tough or impossible to enforce completely.

…OccupyWallStreet should definately focus on this.

Nov 16, 2011 at 08:35PM EST

Commented on Protect IP Act / Stop Online Piracy Act

And what if a big media company wants to cripple a new competitor… Could they just seed the other company’s websites with copyrighted material then sue them?

Brace yourself… the unimaginitive Michael Bay movies are coming…

Nov 16, 2011 at 05:42PM EST

Commented on Protect IP Act / Stop Online Piracy Act

So… Any moron who doesn’t like a site could post a whole bunch of copyrighted stuff there and essentially unleash a full-strength, eternal DDOS attack more horrible than any temporary damage 4chan could do with its full attention? Sounds like some sort of horrible Net Noob Nuke. If this gets passed, the whole internet will be on the brink of thermonoobular war…

Brace yourself… the great internet cold war is coming…

Nov 16, 2011 at 05:36PM EST

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