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by pruwyben
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0998: "2012"
Replies: 63
Views: 17096

Re: 0998: "2012"

...it's almost as if the Mayans predicted the date everyone would stop talking about them...
by pruwyben
Thu May 21, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 38961

Re: Haiku.

Beyond these green hills
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
by pruwyben
Mon May 18, 2009 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 38961

Re: Haiku.

This is my attempt
at a very short haiku;
it's about some states:

----

O! An area
Iowa or Ohio?
Any idea?
by pruwyben
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 33228

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

I have to disagree with this comic. Clearly, the only justifiable use of time travel is to stop Firefly from being cancelled.
by pruwyben
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 88716

Re: Mnemonics you love

I recently came across "Songs to wear pants to", which includes the song I am the First Fifty Digits of Pi . Pity I already know about 50 digits anyway. I freakin' love that song! "Man, I can't, I shan't, formulate an anthem where the words comprise mnemonics, dreaded mnemonics for p...
by pruwyben
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet
Replies: 34
Views: 3390

Re: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet

The "Why This Isn't Astroturfing" arguments are exremely flimsy. Three is bs, and the rest are a matter of scale, not category. Propaganda is propaganda.
by pruwyben
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28561

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Random832 wrote:Actually it's pretty much filled with oxygen... and candy and stuff


Don't forget scones.
by pruwyben
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28561

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Borrowed Irony wrote:How did his mom get beyond the edge of the visible universe? That kind of sounds like a set-up for another your mom joke.


Yo mama's so dumb, she got lost on the way to the store and ended up beyond the edge of the known universe.
by pruwyben
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 26966

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

I see EFG. What are those other pictures?
by pruwyben
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73524

Re: "Height" Discussion

That's funny, I was reading Cory Doctorow and it made me think to check XKCD, and the comic had a Cory Doctorow reference in it.

Rad comic.
by pruwyben
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 30951

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

Somebody should make a convoluted restraining order flash game, like those ones where you can't touch the walls.
by pruwyben
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24053

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

Leela had that in her wrist-lojackamator.
by pruwyben
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: dd
Replies: 23
Views: 3759

Re: xkcd steals an idea?

i totally did that 'ass' thing before i read the comic; i was pretty happy when i read xkcd and found that somebody else had the same idea. i guess it is kind of obvious if you're grammar-minded...
by pruwyben
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists Develop 'Thinnest Material Ever,' One Atom Thick
Replies: 37
Views: 6168

Re: Scientists Develop 'Thinnest Material Ever,' One Atom Thick

cypherspace wrote:
A layer of carbon has been manufactured in a film only one atom thick that defies the laws of physics.

No it fucking doesn't.


For real. Stupid Fox.
by pruwyben
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
Replies: 58
Views: 24203

Re: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

i thought of one today:

People people people people people people people people.

To clarify, "people people" is the plural of "people person", as in a person who is good with people, and the verb "people" as in to populate.
by pruwyben
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0398: "Tap That Ass"
Replies: 108
Views: 38713

Re: "Tap That Ass" Discussion

Image

I'd tap that ass...

to add one green mana to my mana pool.
by pruwyben
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Frozen Grand Central Station
Replies: 20
Views: 3123

Re: Frozen Grand Central Station

that is extremely great.
by pruwyben
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nader Enters U.S. Presidential Race
Replies: 84
Views: 9739

Re: Nader Enters U.S. Presidential Race

What we need is a system where you can vote 'yes' or 'no' for each candidate in the election. It would basically be like an approval rating, saying whether you'd be happy if each candidate were president, and you wouldn't have to worry about vote-stealing. In theory, you'd end up with the candidate ...
by pruwyben
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0372: "To Be Wanted"
Replies: 143
Views: 24837

Re: To Be Wanted Discussion

makes me think of Ana Ng - "listen Ana, hear my words, they're the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you."
by pruwyben
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: word manufactory
Replies: 46
Views: 7005

Re: word manufactory

yub: The indefinite article for yub plurals.
by pruwyben
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Bears
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Bears

Spoiler:
He turns his head sideways to determine which breathing sound is coming from higher up?
by pruwyben
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)
Replies: 30
Views: 4013

Re: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)

I doubt that its provably impossible to figure out which door to go through, due to the not-well-defined nature of the word "Helpful". It seems you'd go in circles (Unhelpful will act just like Helpful, which means Helpful would act differently to distinguish himself, which means Unhelpfu...
by pruwyben
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)
Replies: 30
Views: 4013

Re: Helpful and Unhelpful (Solution thread)

I'm gonna say it's impossible to figure out which door is which. The most unhelpful thing the unhelpful god could do is to behave exactly like the helpful god, only acting as if the doors are switched. Since this is the only difference between the two, and you don't know which door is which, you wil...
by pruwyben
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 10 Word Puzzles
Replies: 17
Views: 3399

Re: 10 Word Puzzles

#4:

Spoiler:
A deck of cards (if you count aces as digits).
by pruwyben
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 40
Views: 7406

Re: Paradox

If you're after a question with no answer though the wording you should use is: "What are the exact words you could use to answer this question and live, if the penalty for answering correctly is death?" In this modified version, I claim the answer, "The penalty for answering correct...
by pruwyben
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst pun ever
Replies: 108
Views: 23979

Re: Worst pun ever

Why is it that in the Soviet Union under Stalin's rule, the country's census bureau always had delays when counting the number of digits on the feet of the country's population?

Because it was a toe-tally-tarryin' government.
by pruwyben
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 40
Views: 7406

[...]which means you die, making it an incorrect answer to the question[...] This step is wrong... "By answering incorrectly" is still a correct answer to the question... even if you're killed for saying so. Now, that means that "By answering 'By answering incorrectly'" is an in...
by pruwyben
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Barrel.
Replies: 309
Views: 52550

What is it with you Americans and your obsession with barrels?
by pruwyben
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 38961

a standard haiku
has seventeen syllables
this one's no diff'rent
by pruwyben
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The I Am Awesome Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 9093

I am made of lightning.
by pruwyben
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Math game!
Replies: 36
Views: 8372

f(n) = ((n+2)%7)! % 7 - 5*sin(pi*n/2)

so...

3! % 7 - 5 = 1
4! % 7 - 0 = 3
5! % 7 + 5 = 6
6! % 7 - 0 = 6
0! % 7 - 5 = -4
1! % 7 - 0 = 1

1, 3, 6, 6, -4, 1, 7, 6, -2, 1, 11, 1, -4, 2

this is a fun game.
by pruwyben
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205369

the answer i got involves some meta-questioning, so i don't know if it counts, but.... (spoiler) ask daughter #1 "If I asked you if daughter #2 were the mischievous one, what would your answer be?" the tricky thing about this phrasing is, the lying daughter would have to lie about lying, s...
by pruwyben
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 329201

Hi! I'm me. Fairly new to the comic, just started lurking the fora, and i think this has gotta be one of the greatest places on the internet. I may even start posting here. I was introduced to the comic by my ex-boss (university library) who related the "mixing curse levels" comic to me. I...

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