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by danielnairn
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google has automated cars
Replies: 88
Views: 4720

Re: Google has automated cars

I disagree with people who say that the autonomous system will be safer if a human has ultimate control, rather than the computer. Not yet, tho. The technology is obviously not ready to go completely autonomous. The problem is not that humans are stupid or bad at driving, the problem is that humans ...
by danielnairn
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 76336

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Very funny! If only it were true in real life. Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"? Just for reference, here's the original quote about "Shibboleth" in Judges 12:5-6: 'The Gileadites captured th...
by danielnairn
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.
Replies: 108
Views: 59129

Re: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.

Zohar wrote:And it's the same for the other people as well. The common link you're finding is "dead parents", not "negligent or irresponsible use of powers".


You're absolutely right. Scratch what I said about irresponsible use of powers.
by danielnairn
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.
Replies: 108
Views: 59129

Re: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.

Hmmm...well, I guess I've only seen the Christopher Reeve Superman movie...that's what I was referring to. I always just thought it was a standard comic hero thing to start off with the death of a father figure...Now I feel sheepish EDIT: So I just had to figure this out for myself. I used Comic Vin...
by danielnairn
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 19328

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

It took me way to long to get it....but now it's....relatively funny...
by danielnairn
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.
Replies: 108
Views: 59129

Re: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.

Related is how said superheroes begin their crimefighting: Superhero discovers powers and thinks they're cool, but doesn't use them responsibly. Suddenly, his father-figure dies, probably at the hands of a criminal, maybe even a super-villian. Hero dedicates his life to finding crime. Optional time ...
by danielnairn
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 60215

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

But perhaps Mr. Gaiman's focus lies more on the concept and atmosphere of a story, and not so much on plot and details. There are as many approaches to writing as there are authors. I think this is generally true with Gaiman. I mean, I love his plots, but I think a lot of his ending are weak. But i...
by danielnairn
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 26609

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Women spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced clothing and personal grooming that men - if they even notice - often don't care much about. Men spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced gadgets and consumer electronics that women - if they even notice - often don't care much about. Both behaviors are ...
by danielnairn
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 21839

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

Hilarious! If only I regularly cussed, I would use some of these...
by danielnairn
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 30245

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

Amazing how a webcomic can inspire such a stir of emotions! I just have to add my stupidness to the mix. I come from the side of Cultural Anthropology: I think the main issue between humans being unable to resolve their differences in beliefs, such as atheism and theism, or science and religion, is ...

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