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by space_raptor
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 34164

Re: 0852: "Local g"

How dare you state that a period is meant to come at the end of a sentence starting with "(H)ow"? No pun intended. It's basically, "How can you dare to...". So it needs a question mark. Sorry. This guy is exactly me. English is a crazy rule, and everything has exceptions. This i...
by space_raptor
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 34164

Re: 0852: "Local g"

I gotta say, the comic could have done without the very last panel. Kinda ruins the joke.

I noticed the typo, but then immediately forgot about it because who gives a shit, and then was mystified by the first poster's comment about a typo.
by space_raptor
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 28241

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

The integration one was driving me crazy.

I got the segregation joke, I've just never heard of the Little Rock Nine, so I was trying to see if there was some kind of math joke behind 9x + C. like, 9, lol? I need more caffeine.
by space_raptor
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 204030

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

He changed the number of days in the alt text since it was first put up. What happened there?
by space_raptor
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 28773

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

all I have to say is well done. that was funny as hell.
by space_raptor
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 27654

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

It must be nice to be a famous webcomic artist and be able to get away with stuff like this. ugh.
by space_raptor
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 79311

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Never mind the load on the power grid (I don't know if this is a problem, anyone who knows might help) from everyone pulling ~44 kWh, or 8.8 kW for 5 hours, every day. It is a major, major problem. I know people who work for the local power utility who twitch every time somebody mentions electric c...
by space_raptor
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 22812

Re: "Drama" Discussion

This is a MUCH SMARTER IDEA than the people on this thread who advocate trying to do research on companies and beating the market. Generally speaking, I'd agree. But personally I've found that there's exceptions to even that rule. If you know enough about a certain industry, and you know a lot abou...
by space_raptor
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 22812

Re: "Drama" Discussion

In high school I came up with a "Buy low, sell high" strategy (relying on the "Greater fool" theory) that I have so far been too scared/lazy to try with real money. ⋅  Start with companies that stand out for some reason. For me, it was stock that went up when the marke...
by space_raptor
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 22812

Re: "Drama" Discussion

Great comic. Not super funny, but that's okay.

The stock market crack especially hits home, for me, an engineer who recently entered the stock market. It's all voodoo. although I've done pretty well this year, those of you who can should be investing.
by space_raptor
Wed May 13, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1123502

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

uh, I would way rather shave daily than have to worry about bleeding from a major orifice for several days each month.

and, oh yeah, possibly have full-size babies come out of said orifice. pretty happy I don't have to worry about that

wooo man-thread
by space_raptor
Wed May 13, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 38286

Re: "CNR" Discussion

GROAN
by space_raptor
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 26465

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

XKCD speaks the truth again.
by space_raptor
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 79311

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Whilst the mining of uranium has a far smaller environmental impact than the mining of coal and fossil fuels, it clearly does have some small environmental impact, and in this regard, using reprocessed nuclear fuel to offset the need for uranium mining is environmentally beneficial, and in this reg...
by space_raptor
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 55299

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

woo for colour in an xkcd comic again!
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0464: "RBA"
Replies: 118
Views: 54251

Re: "RBA" discussion

I didn't get it till I read the thread, then I remembered that letter of "I witnessed a murder!", and I laughed.
by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 9540

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

I think that sort of being indicative of how effective biking is. If they effectively stop traffic and demonstrate how easily they move through it, around it, as it, maybe someone sitting in their car, stuck, wasting gas, will say "hmm, driving sucks, maybe I ought to bike"...? Maybe? Pos...
by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 9540

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

tl; dr version: It doesn't foster communication about bikes. It fosters negative communication about bikes. If people are talking about it and their reactions are all "I hate those damn bikers", these people aren't making the right kind of point. Long, screedy version: I was there about tw...
by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada Bus Beheading
Replies: 63
Views: 4104

Re: Canada Bus Beheading

After he was arrested he refused a lawyer and in court he said "Please kill me." He has been sent for psychiatric review before his trial proceeds. In this case I think it's warranted. There just doesn't seem to be any reason for the attack at all. The man he killed was apparently sleeping...
by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personal values on smoking
Replies: 87
Views: 5197

Re: Personal values on smoking

BomanTheBear wrote:Jackass - "Awesome! *does* Dude, this is aweso....*VOMITVOMITVOMITVOMIT*"
Grim - "Ain't gonna do that again, are ya?"
Jackass - "Fuck..you...assho*VOMITVOMITVOMITVOMIT*"


Most fantastic post of the day
by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DeBeers: Adding insult to injury.
Replies: 54
Views: 4060

Re: DeBeers: Adding insult to injury.

yay DeBeers. You found the worst thing you could possibly sell. Wow.

Slightly related:

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by space_raptor
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 9540

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

If this were a concerted effort to close roads, occupying junctions and causing the greatest possible disruption, you might have a point. Uh, that's exactly what it is. We're talking 2000 riders here. That video of that dumbass cop that was posted earlier was of a Critical Mass ride in Times Square...
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Georgia
Replies: 47
Views: 4263

Re: Georgia

http://www.transatlanticpolitics.com/2008/08/11/russia-close-to-conquer-entire-georgia-tbilisi-under-attack/

My views on Russia are that I trust Putin about half as far as I can throw him. It seems he's used the South Ossetians as a handy excuse.
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Future Technology Mega Poll!
Replies: 29
Views: 1966

Re: Future Technology Mega Poll!

The asteroid belt is 1.7 AU away. And apparently it's total mass is less than 1/1000th of Earth. If we are going to mine ridiculously far away we might as well go to Mars, it's way closer, usually. If my calculations are correct.
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transportation
Replies: 44
Views: 3300

Re: Transportation

The transportation with the least impact on the earth is clearly by airplane.

ahem.
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You've Got 30 Seconds...
Replies: 67
Views: 4502

Re: You've Got 30 Seconds...

It would be called Why Nuclear Power Is Awesome by space_raptor
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personal values on smoking
Replies: 87
Views: 5197

Re: Personal values on smoking

My grandparents all smoked. My grandmother died of lung cancer, the other had emphysema, and my one grandfather died of heart disease, which smoking is a big cause of. My other grandfather quit 50 years ago and lived to be almost 90. It's a no brainer. I like smoking cigars and cigarillos and even h...
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explaining greatness...
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Explaining greatness...

Huh!

I can't believe this is the first time for somebody to figure this out, even if it is a coincidence.
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: speling iz knot umportint rite!
Replies: 91
Views: 6280

Re: speling iz knot umportint rite!

I swear I read it, and was surprised it wasn't here already. Maybe my brain filtered out the leet-speak style automatically.
by space_raptor
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0461: "Google Maps"
Replies: 146
Views: 31595

Re: "Google Maps" Discussion

What a great webcomic.
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War in Georgia
Replies: 98
Views: 7529

Re: War in Georgia

Lumpy wrote:Alexander McDonald.

Who? The google is inconclusive. Did you mean John A.?
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 159640

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

The South Beach Diet book goes into details just like that, (it's written by a cardiologist) so yeah, pretty interesting stuff on how the body works.

Thanks!
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 10745

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

yeah, I agree with you NathanielK. xkcd, in my opinion, does have a rather romantic slant sometimes, along with lots of geeky chicks. I think A Softer World is just poking fun at that. I thought it was funny. Like these: http://xkcd.com/162/ http://xkcd.com/201/ http://xkcd.com/283/ http://xkcd.com/...
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 159640

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Right on. I'd like a copy, I'll PM you. As an anecdote, about three months back I tried the South Beach Diet and I lost 10 pounds in three weeks. Then I went on a slightly less intense version of the diet (ie: occasional french fries) and now I'm down 15 pounds total. Generally the ideas from the di...
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 9540

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

The point remains that when all was observed and all the wavefunctions collapsed, he probably got to the hospital no later than he would have had they not been there at all. Attention thread: Someone is wrong on the internet. You understand you are why people hate cyclist right? The fact that you h...
by space_raptor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0460: "Paleontology"
Replies: 108
Views: 12629

Re: "Paleontology" Discussion

I was also into dinosaurs before they were cool. I got to go to the best dinosaur museum in the world all the time when I was a kid. The Royal Tyrell Museum. http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ My grandfather lived close to there and every time we went to visit I would ask my parents to stop. I was there ...
by space_raptor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Toast and Smash!
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Toast and Smash!

*Orders several shots of Jagermeister, passes them around*


Gentlemen.

To victory.


*shoots*

*smashes*

*starts a bar fight*
by space_raptor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critical Mass fight in Seattle
Replies: 186
Views: 9540

Re: Critical Mass fight in Seattle

@Random832 This is what I'm talking about: He was totally snarled in, stuck in a stationary line of cars. He yelled out the window to one of the stationary bikers blocking the cars So, it seems to me that a stationary biker was blocking the cars, thereby creating_the_delay. If you've got another vie...
by space_raptor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The 'it hurts my brain' thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5433

Re: The 'it hurts my brain' thread

BomanTheBear wrote:Nerd rage. Head hurts.

Spoiler:
Image


Jesus tapdancing Christ on a pogo stick. Come ON. I must be angry because my engineer brain can't handle the complete uselessness of that motorcycle.
by space_raptor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local Idiot To Post Comment On Internet
Replies: 21
Views: 7953

Re: Local Idiot To Post Comment On Internet

You can tell he's an idiot because he's using a Mac.

*runs*

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