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by Twasbrillig
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 44224

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

Re: alt text "There's an intersection I drive through sometimes that has a forward green arrow, a red light, and a 'no turns' sign all on one pole. I honestly have no idea what it's telling me to do." It seems as if Randall's description is fairly straightforward. Forward green arrow means...
by Twasbrillig
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Firing a bullet from a train
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Firing a bullet from a train

I'm torn between two reasonable answers to the following problem: A train is traveling West at 500km/h. You stand atop it, holding a gun with an initial muzzle velocity of 500km/h. If you fire the gun facing East, where and at what speed does the bullet travel relative to an observer on the ground? ...
by Twasbrillig
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 73213

Re: "Piano" Discussion

To the comic:

[facepalm]Xkcd... How fallen! How changed![/facepalm][/Milton]
GbLiNg420 wrote:i aint get it but dat chick likes painos?????? dat dont make sence tho cuz i woudl of still played dat u dont need no small man to play dat


I liek pank colurz
by Twasbrillig
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 27318

Re: "Party" Discussion

[/obligatory]
by Twasbrillig
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 27318

Re: "Party" Discussion

Haha, oh wow.

This comic reminds me of http://xkcd.com/467/
by Twasbrillig
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Helicopter on a Turntable
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Helicopter on a Turntable

So you have an airplane on a treadmill, and the treadmill is rigged to - So you have a helicopter on a turntable, and the turntable is rigged to spin in the opposite direction that the helicopter's blades are spinning at exactly the same velocity. Will the helicopter take off with a comparable-to-n...
by Twasbrillig
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 59209

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Wikipedia wrote:There are 65536 different charts in Western geomancy.
by Twasbrillig
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 472059

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

There was an online game, I believe it was posted here and discussed quite thoroughly, which consisted of a samurai-type protagonist whom was constantly attacked by a never-ending stream of sword- or shuriken-wielding ninjae. The samurai stood still and one would press arrow keys to defend against p...
by Twasbrillig
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

Well, I managed to get the program to solve the first two layers of the cube without fail, but then I ran out of time. (Keeping in mind I have only a minimal knowledge of python and only 3 weeks of classes to have worked on it). If anyone's interested (which I doubt): Danger, 1000+ lines of code. gl...
by Twasbrillig
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

I'm currently working on it (and it seems to work quite well) using a 2-dimensional array in which array[0][n] is the position and array[1][n] is the colour. To modify their positions, I send all concerned array[1][n]'s to temporary variables and then back again. I'll post the full program (if it wo...
by Twasbrillig
Fri May 30, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

blah I think that knowledge of exactly how the cube works would be helpful here. There are eight corner pieces, twelve edge pieces, and six centers. The edges and the corners together will always give an even permutation. In addition to permutation, the pieces can be permuted correctly but oriented...
by Twasbrillig
Thu May 29, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

What I need to figure out at this point is how to separate the input into two different values: one for colour and one for position, so that I can modify position without modifying colour. Just read it from stdin, in some specific order, it should be 5 lines of code. And why should the user be forc...
by Twasbrillig
Thu May 29, 2008 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

Create a Rubik's cube data structure which represents the visualization above, feed in the inputs, validate it. Write functions for rotating the cube in various ways. Again, since you're dealing with a 3d object, you'll have to come up with some sort of convention. I would define one of the faces (...
by Twasbrillig
Wed May 28, 2008 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Python Rubik's Cube Solving Program

So, I'm in a grade 11 high-school level computer science course, and we covered Python for about 3 weeks this year. For the final month, our teacher has given us the task of assigning ourselves a project based around any computer-y kind of thing, and I've set it upon myself to create a program that ...
by Twasbrillig
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 20004

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

Alt Text wrote:In lieu of mapping software, I once wrote a Perl program which, given a USB GPS receiver and a destination, printed 'LEFT' 'RIGHT' OR 'STRAIGHT' based on my heading.


Which, if written in python, would consist of approximately 3 lines. 4 if you want to keep things neat.
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2431712

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Confession: I am a fucking douchebag . That is all. Confession: I've been wanting to post that Twasbrillig is a douchebag for a while. Confession: I'm probably going to fuck off from the fora for a while because everyone hates me. No one hates you, that I know of =0 I get every second post of mine ...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 355742

Re: Team Fortress 2

Then lets not let that happen, shall we? There are only two possible ways past the sniper: through the sewers, which few people use and there should be a turret in the courtyard anyway , and directly through the snipers field of view. If the sniper is able to defend the bridge, and people alert eac...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2431712

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

WraithXt1 wrote:
Twasbrillig wrote:Confession: I am a fucking douchebag. That is all.


Confession: I've been wanting to post that Twasbrillig is a douchebag for a while.


Confession: I'm probably going to fuck off from the fora for a while because everyone hates me.
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2431712

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Confession: I am a fucking douchebag. That is all.
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Can I get a tl; dr of those scripts?
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo2: LOD (playing again)
Replies: 138
Views: 12538

Re: Diablo2: LOD (playing again)

Does anyone on the fora still play on USWest, ladder, or are you all on the USEast server?
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 355742

Re: Team Fortress 2

The problem with sniping on 2fort is that you only threaten that small portion of the map. Once the enemy finds a way past you , you are no longer relevant. Then lets not let that happen, shall we? There are only two possible ways past the sniper: through the sewers, which few people use and there ...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Khonsu wrote:PPS: I don't know where the original picture was initially published or who the artist is (I'd love that info) but here's the full version (originally a wallpaper I love).


I love that image.
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Goddamnit Belial, you took out the part I asked politely not to take out. What a mean raptor person. Y'know what pisses me off? Whiny male bullshit. Ugh! "I don't know how I feeeeeeel, I don't know what to dooooo, will you be my mooooommy?" Fuck! I'm not a goddamn pillow. It's just so frus...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 20709

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

My biggest fear is that once in office, Obama will be another do-nothing Democrat like Clinton (whose only major accomplishment in eight years was getting a blowjob from an intern). I'd argue that, he did loads for the American economy and image. Were he not a weenie-wagger, he would have been one ...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo2: LOD (playing again)
Replies: 138
Views: 12538

Re: Diablo2: LOD (playing again)

I'm on USWest with the username *Twasbrillig, if anyone cared to add me. I've got a pretty good fire mf sorc going, but I need more friends! Lol.
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

...or even still considered the curse of Eve in many parts of the world. *cough* According to scripture, pain during childbirth and childbirth alone was the punishment for Eve for eating the fruit. Just to nitpick. Also, Socrates is awesome! Can't go saying he sucks just because he had a few fa...
by Twasbrillig
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: De-icers
Replies: 22
Views: 2006

Re: De-icers

Adding any sort of impurity to a material lowers its melting temperature. This has to do with the free energy of a given state for a given concentration. Basically enthalpy change from one phase to another since the maximum statistical enthalpy obtainable happens at a 50/50 mix. I thought we were t...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?
Replies: 57
Views: 4721

Re: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?

Saw it before, still funny as hell. So glad my parents are smarter than this (my parents started with computers back before the Commodore 64 days, and my mother currently teaches computer science, so I'm pretty sure I'm safe from this kind of thing being taken seriously). Sweet, dude. I thought I w...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?
Replies: 57
Views: 4721

Re: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?

Haha, that made me lol in my head... Here is something else of the same kind, The Whitehouse's warning signs of teen masturbation Link is NSFW. Yes I know it is eons old, but still funny. "Have you caught your child masturbating? If you walk into your son's bedroom without knocking and he's in...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 20709

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

The Gold Standard He's not trying to reimplement the gold standard, just to make gold considered legal tender and exempt from sales tax. That way citizens can decide for themselves if they want gold-backed currency or fiat currency. Which is about as terrible an idea. Having two or more currencies ...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

l want to know what the accessible pear is... I as well... Maybe it's like, guys want the hourglass shape, but all women these days are pear-shaped because of the whole ZOMBESITY thing, so all the hourglass ones are taken and thus the pear-shaped ones are more readily accessible? I propose that be ...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?
Replies: 57
Views: 4721

Re: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?

I chuckled a bit. It would have been WAY funnier 5 years ago.
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Shopping for female-type clothes can be a pretty exhausting battle, current styles (or lack thereof) notwithstanding. I can't find very many non-geeky clothes that I like, if it helps. I'll spend several hours picking through racks trying to find a wearable shirt, and eventually just concede the po...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shampoo
Replies: 18
Views: 2056

Re: Shampoo

Otter/Duck: 100%
Everything Else: 0%

I think a trend may be developing...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 20709

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

Huckabee and Obama, jesus we are screwed. And the better winners would have been what? Ron Retarded Paul? (he was once quoted saying about global warming, "...This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually ...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HELP I MISPLACED MY TOWEL IN LA
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: HELP I MISPLACED MY TOWEL IN LA

Um... shouldn't Greyhound have to accommodate you until the bus can go over, if you've already payed for your ticket in advance?

Or were you just trying to catch one?
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: US Presidential Primaries - discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 20709

Re: US Presidential Primaries - discussion

I can't believe anyone could even consider having a president with the last name Huckabee. Seriously.

Anyway, my (non-existant) vote is for Barack. His policies are close enough (read: closer than anybody else, except maybe Clinton) to Canadian NDP policies for me to agree with him.
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2967721

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

I guess I'm coming from a very different angle because for me, when I put something on, I *am* thinking about what others will think of me in said attire. Frankly if a variety of girls who's opinions I valued thought that a given, easily changeable, physical attribute on me was unattractive, unflat...
by Twasbrillig
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2577150

Re: Back to post yo' face

I'm imagining a wildebeest being chased by a lion across the savannah and then suddenly stopping, turning around and getting up on it's hind legs saying, "What? What do you want? You just started running after me, and I don't even know you, so, I mean, seriously. What the heck. Who are you?&qu...

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