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by DaveFP
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0161: "Accident"
Replies: 34
Views: 18905

Is it bad that I was singing along to the tune of 'hey Jude' whist reading this one?
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video
Replies: 30
Views: 14182

Fantastic. 'Don't download this song' is awsome too.
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stay of Execution
Replies: 55
Views: 23994

no-genius wrote:It was in a Johnny Ball book as a prisoner who was going to be hanged. He said they probably shot him.


That's where I first read it :D
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how is xkcd made?
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

xkcd is written by an infinite number of raptors chained to an infinite number of typewriters.
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Weighing Marbles
Replies: 48
Views: 44022

You've misread the question. Whilst that solution works if we know one marble is heavier, the problem presented is that one marble differs in mass. We don't know if it's heavier or lighter. That makes it a lot more complicated.
by DaveFP
Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dead Rising
Replies: 56
Views: 10093

I'm actually considering renting a 360 just to play this game. Does it have two player co-op? I get the feeling that playing it with my girlfriend would be better than sex.
by DaveFP
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Please don't Care Bear Stare me
Replies: 26
Views: 10878

<3
by DaveFP
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Monty Hall Problem
Replies: 116
Views: 53113

This one is indeed a classic. When I first had it explained to me I spent ages arguing that the answer was wrong. Then I realised that it was I who was wrong, and I felt sad. ;)
by DaveFP
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: English Officer
Replies: 33
Views: 16588

If he is dreaming about a past event that actually happened to him, then we've got a problem. Dreaming about one's own execution after the fact means that he would already be dead...
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689489

Perl: Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister. I don't know why this amuses me so much, but it does.
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 64
Views: 16029

Unofrtunately, Serenity gave away too much in the terms of overall plot (What the reavers were etc.) to allow them to go back and continue doing Firefly. Well of course it did. The whole point was to try and tie up as many loose ends from the series as possible. In that way it's like The Peacekeepe...
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 64
Views: 16029

Jesster wrote:But I will let you off as long as you admit that Firefly was better than Serenity.


It doesn't matter which was better, they were the same thing. Besides, much as it pains me to say this, Firefly is old news. Battlestar Galactica is where it's at now. Bitches.
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thomas Pynchon
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

The box and the cat are the easy parts. It's the radioactive particle that's the real killer (pun very much intended).
by DaveFP
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Newcombian philosophy
Replies: 104
Views: 29129

So, hang on. Do we know before hand what the being is doing with his predictions? If not, I'm confused, because you've just told us what will happen with our choices so everyone should be voting box B only...
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689489

And that's why I go to Carleton :D
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Describing numbers...
Replies: 65
Views: 20150

Crikey, that's far more interesting than describing numbers!!!1
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0152: "Hamster Ball"
Replies: 28
Views: 15535

Wow. I mean, I knew he was 'the man' before, but now he's managed to knock himself off the top of the list...
by DaveFP
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Math is Broken
Replies: 27
Views: 10783

Not quite... The Fibonacci sequence has a pair of ones up front, doesn't it?
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0151: "Mario"
Replies: 20
Views: 11532

I see three lights in a triangle, scanning up my chest towards my head...
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689489

xkcd wrote:
Monar wrote:And, um, I mostly posted this just for the derail: T-rex can't see you if you don't move. At least according to Spielberg. Any knowledge of the application of this defense with raptors?

Raptors can see you through the walls.


In the dark.
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83087

What about a trampoline room full of plastic balls?

Ooh! They could fill the ISS with plastic balls (well, a percentage of the volume). Then you could swim through them in zero G!
by DaveFP
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Server move successful
Replies: 6
Views: 33442

Hurrah for sitting and watching!

Oh, and good to hear that the new server is up and running too. I wondered why I had to log into the forums just now.
by DaveFP
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44510

I'm only likely to do this if the answer they're looking for is "no"... "Can you make me a sandwich?" "Yeah, but I won't. Make it yourself!" The other trick you can use there is the following: "Would you like a cup of tea?" "Yes please!" "Well ...
by DaveFP
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0148: "Mispronouncing"
Replies: 42
Views: 19890

I like pronouncing 'millenium' 'minellium', like Victoria Wood did in her Dinnerladies series.
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading the little tags
Replies: 9
Views: 5291

also the hip name for said tags is "Title text" though sometimes people call it "alt text". Since the text is determined by what comes after "title=" in the image tag, and not what comes after "alt=", "title text" is a better name for it. Possibly, ...
by DaveFP
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44510

How many Prolog programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?

No.
by DaveFP
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44510

RealGrouchy wrote:When someone asks me if I have the time, I have been known to answer "yes (thank you)" and continue on my merry way.

- RG>


On a similar theme, if someone asks me 'can you tell me/do something...' I'll respond 'Why yes. *pause* Would you like me to?'.
by DaveFP
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: More fun with paradoxes
Replies: 48
Views: 22170

Now, after an infinite number of steps, what will the jar look like? Imagine, if you will, the last step in the infinite series: Step ?: remove ? marbles. Add ? marbles. Total: ? There's no last step in the infinite series. And at any given step, the number of marbles you add is finite. The total n...
by DaveFP
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: More fun with paradoxes
Replies: 48
Views: 22170

That doesn't make sense to me. Whilst each step involves removing a set of marbles, it is then replaced with a larger set of marbles in the same step. Therefore we end up with an infinite number of marbles in the jar. Which marbles does it contain then? Each marble is identified by a number n. But ...
by DaveFP
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: More fun with paradoxes
Replies: 48
Views: 22170

We now ask ourselves: how many marbles are there in the jar? It's obvious: for each marble n, we have once removed it from the jar, so the jar must be empty! That doesn't make sense to me. Whilst each step involves removing a set of marbles, it is then replaced with a larger set of marbles in the s...
by DaveFP
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44510

As a British person with a Canadian girlfriend, I have a vast experience of her telling me that I pronounce 'Canada', 'Cana-derr'. Also, I'm told that I say 'Americ-err'.

As to the 'Aboot' thing, I must say that I don't hear it very often. I'd say it's mainly an exagerated stereotype.
by DaveFP
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0144: "Parody Week: A Softer World"
Replies: 20
Views: 11473

RealGrouchy wrote:Especially Dell robots.


Zing! Nice reference of current events there, RG!
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26651

Jesster wrote:It is a real law, you can be fined up to £80!


Yep.
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0144: "Parody Week: A Softer World"
Replies: 20
Views: 11473

I like robot love.
by DaveFP
Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26651

Okay, a couple of things to respond to: DaveFP: most buses (all new ones) have A/C in Ottawa, but not all. Also, the four-cylinder (sic!) articulated buses have to turn the A/C off to get up the hill on Slater street, or else they stall. (although diesel engines are more powerful than standard engi...
by DaveFP
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0135: "Substitute"
Replies: 84
Views: 67486

That's not a sandal, it's a Image!
by DaveFP
Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26651

Re: Hmm...

Also, what bus system has air conditioning and a stereo radio? Can I ride this Magic Bus? All the busses here in Ottawa have air conditioning and stereo. Well, maybe you have to provide your own stereo, but you get better music that way. They're all heated in winter, too. Which when it's -40C outsi...
by DaveFP
Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Atheist's Proof of God's Existence
Replies: 23
Views: 15075

I shall reply with a very famous proof of the non-existance of God, then go on to analyse the situation: "I refuse to prove I exist," said God "for proof defies faith and without faith I am nothing." "Ah!" said Man "But the Babel Fish proves you exist, and so there...
by DaveFP
Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0142: "Parody Week: Megatokyo"
Replies: 21
Views: 15424

Works for me :D
by DaveFP
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Hilbert's Hotel
Replies: 102
Views: 10659

posiduck wrote:it is with sexy room sharing


And non-sexy room sharing, but I prefer the former and shun the latter.

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