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  1. belgarathmth commented on Pickles 1 day ago

    I agree with a lot of what’s been said, especially about frivolous spending (I have no cable service, no wireless service, and I’m happy without it), but I think there are other factors in play here. One is the shrinking of the middle class, as wealth continues to transfer up to the top 10 percent of earners. Another big one is the absurd cost of higher education. I spent about $500 a semester for in-state college during 1983-1987. Today, that same school charges $4272 per semester in-state. And this is a cheap, “safety net” university. Crushing student loans are financially ruining a lot of twenty-somethings before they ever get out of school.

  2. belgarathmth commented on Stone Soup Classics 6 days ago

    Well, we already know where this is headed. When I started reading the strip years ago, they were already married with a second kid and a nephew living with them. I had no idea Joan had played this hard to get with Wally.

  3. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 10 days ago

    The artistic style on the intern looks like a throwback to some of the older styles of drawing I saw when you did historical reruns week last year. (Speaking of which, I wouldn’t mind seeing that back as an annual event. It was fascinating to see how much these characters and this comic have changed over decades.)

  4. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 21 days ago

    @corpcasselbury, all the collectible card games keep releasing new “series” or “editions” so they can keep selling cards. Each new series that is released “changes the power curve”, meaning the cards keep getting higher numbers of all the game functions, that is, more powerful. So, you have to keep buying cards to keep your play deck up to date, or you’ll lose every game to people who have the newer cards. What the comic means is that they’re playing with the original series of cards that was first released however many years ago, before it kept changing over the years with more and more cards added.

  5. belgarathmth commented on FoxTrot Classics 21 days ago

    I can’t believe they make him use a manual mower. I’d have a heart attack before I got half the front yard cut.

  6. belgarathmth commented on Stone Soup Classics 30 days ago

    Touche, Evie. :)

  7. belgarathmth commented on JumpStart 30 days ago

    It would more clear if it read like this: When Lynn was 10 years old, she collected 12 baseball cards. When she was 11 years old, she collected another 12. She has continued to collect 12 baseball cards a year for her whole life. This year she turned 32 years old, and she has just collected another 12 cards. How many cards does she have?
    That clearly means the answer is 23×12.

  8. belgarathmth commented on JumpStart 30 days ago

    That word problem needs a clarification – do you count both the year she turned 10 and the year she turned 32? If so, the answer is 23×12. If you don’t count both those years, it would be 22×12. The problem of partial years is inherent in any word problem involving ages, anniversaries, or time that has to be represented as a whole number. For the whole year we say you were one year old, you were actually more than one year old. For this problem, the whole second year she was collecting cards, she actually had more than 12 cards.

  9. belgarathmth commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    Wouldn’t Calvin’s detachment from reality get him labeled “autistic” nowadays? Or at least ADHD. They’d probably drug him into a stupor. I think we’re making medical diagnoses and drugging kids nowadays for things that are really just normal childhood behavior.

  10. belgarathmth commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    @Josh Lyons, the idea that humans are apex predators is a common misconception. Biologists have a food chain scale from 1 to 5 that can be applied to any environment. Biologically, humans are ranked at 3.

    That’s raw nature. However, as we all know, humans use intelligence and the technology that has evolved from that intelligence to artificially raise themselves to 5’s.

    Before technology, though, humans had to live in fear of true apex predators, such as tigers. Even today, some tigers revert to preying on humans, especially in environments where they come into conflict with humans due to human destruction of their habitat, making non-human prey scarce.

    An unarmed, naked human is next to helpless against any true apex predator.