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by schrodingersduck
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 15218

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

This formulation of the axiom of choice certainly would make Banarch-Tarski easier to understand.

1. Take a sphere
2. Shoot it to pieces
3. Rearrange the pieces and the shrapnel
4. Look, two spheres!
by schrodingersduck
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 26121

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

Wow, is this the first XKCD character to have 5 fingers?
by schrodingersduck
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Spider inside my monitor
Replies: 18
Views: 2799

Spider inside my monitor

OK, this an odd one, but I'm hoping someone can help me with this. A spider has somehow managed to crawl into my monitor, and is now merrily running around the screen, on the back of the LCD. Shaking/tapping the screen doesn't dislodge him, and not only is it very distracting, I'm worried he'll die ...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28742

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

Wow, this has to be the smallest comic Randall's done so far. It's certainly short and sweet - I like Classhole's plaintive "SiGH".
by schrodingersduck
Thu May 08, 2008 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48479

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Cats and Cats and Cats. First saw them supporting ¡Forward, Russia!, and they were incredible. They're kind of folky violin rock with lots of energy - a bit like a budget Arcade Fire really.
by schrodingersduck
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 31990

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

Luthen wrote:Is the product of two cousin primes by definition not a regular prime?


Until the inbreeding kicks in, anyway.
by schrodingersduck
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 28154

Re: "Morning" Discussion

But since the pixels are red and green, aren't they in fact "stuck" pixels? "Dead" pixels are just dead = black. Will the Matrix change now...? "Dead" or "stuck" doesn't refer to color. If it's black, all subpixels are dead/stuck. If it's a color, then one or...
by schrodingersduck
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall Bunny guest-comic
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Randall Bunny guest-comic

Randall's done a guest comic for the well-renowned webcomic "Bunny" (the one which recentlyish did the followup the Schrodinger eBay comic ). It's rather surreal to see stick figure guy so close up, but he fits into Bunny world strangely well... (Note - I couldn't find any posts on this at...
by schrodingersduck
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 45551

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

My nightmares tend to be slightly less creative than these, but still rather odd: one nightmare I had recently had me buying the wrong copy of a book by mistake, and then every time I looked at it, the number of copies of the book doubled, and I remember being terrified that: a) I wouldn't be able t...
by schrodingersduck
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overcompensating - Randall Tribute
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Overcompensating - Randall Tribute

They've got another xkcd strip today. Incidentally, the formula they use is the probability of the iPod randomly playing one playing version, and then the odds of it randomly playing the other. The formula doesn't quite seem right, but I guess that the "2" is in there to allow for both the...
by schrodingersduck
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

Morphing Ball wrote:Everyone should watch Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji. Seriously. It brings the awesome with nothing but rock, paper, scissors.


Not only that, but it's cruise ship-based Yakuza-endorsed 'restricted' rock-paper-scissors ... TO THE DEATH!
by schrodingersduck
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

I was just introduced to S crapped Princess . Not as good as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , but pretty damn awesome nonetheless. I found Scrapped Princess very formulaic, although it's worth watching just for the priceless bit with the magic fight in the first episode (in particular, the incan...
by schrodingersduck
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38820

Re: \"Pod Bay Doors\" Discussion

I\'m having a few bumper stickers made with your Hal/GLaDOS \'08 design, schrodingersduck. If you want one for free, send me your snailmail address. I\'ll mail it as soon as I get them. (: my email addy is kredal at gmail dot com. That's OK - I live in the UK so shipping would cost a fair bit (assu...
by schrodingersduck
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38820

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

I'm sorry. I had to: http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/40332/2000819106156730826_th.jpg Now if someone with more art skills than I can make this better. I mean, who better than two slightly psychopathic super computers to lead us into this new year? Edit: Click on it to enlarge. How's this? http://i...
by schrodingersduck
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38820

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

xquared wrote:I wouldn't exactly call Hal evil, though.


I suppose it's not much evil as poor programming, but he does kill multiple people just to prevent himself from being deactivated. It's true he's not evil in the sense GLaDOS is (GLaDOS seems to try to kill Chell for no reason other than her own fun).
by schrodingersduck
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38820

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

Trella wrote:Someone explained who GLaDOS is, but I still don't know who Hal is :/


The HAL 9000 is the evil AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey. He tried to kill all the astronauts on a space station (famously, by refusing to open the pod bay doors, trapping the astronaut outside).
by schrodingersduck
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

I read the manga for DN, watched both movies, and watched the last episode subbed, and it looks like the anime only diverged from the manga at the very end - namely, the way the desperation was manifested. The movies were far more divergent, with Mello and Near never appearing. Probably the biggest...
by schrodingersduck
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 898304

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad news: The devil claims the other 90%
by schrodingersduck
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 898304

Re: Good News, Bad News

Good news: a second explosion goes off behind you, and the shockwaves cancel each other out exactly.
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 898304

Re: Good News, Bad News

Good news: the ass kicking is now merely literal, as opposed to metaphorical - terrorists employ squads of fighters to kick people softly in the behind.
by schrodingersduck
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 898304

Re: Good News, Bad News

i like pi wrote:bad news: they are going to blow up the earth

(now we got a story line+ we now have a hero character if the next guy posts it right)


good news: everyone is being moved to a twin Earth, exactly the same except that trees are edible and taste of chocolate.
by schrodingersduck
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

Does anyone in here like Eureka 7? in an earlier post I mentioned the fluid mecha combat, not like the fisticuffs of the gun battles of almost (all) mecha anime. It's very 'meh' - the idea of surfing mechas is pretty cool, and the animation is quite stunning, but the pacing is tedious in the extrem...
by schrodingersduck
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0202: "YouTube"
Replies: 81
Views: 39163

Re: "YouTube" Discussion

I love that YouTube lets you rate comments, because it's so fun to make a fake YouTube account and see how far you can go before someone suspects you may be taking the piss (my comment on Aiden's 'Die Romantic' ("i luv aiden cos they do all this really hard hitting stuff about life and def lol ...
by schrodingersduck
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

I finally got round to watching FLCL today. I don't see what the fuss was all about with regards to the story being "impenetrable" - sure, the comedy is pretty surreal, but the plot is fairly obvious from the end of the first episode. Still, its so funny and trippy that it is worth watchin...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173191

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

Would this be the first comic with non-handwritten* text in it? * - Help a non-native speaker! What's the more normal word for non-handwritten? Non-handwritten text would probably be "typed" Anyway, see Parody Week: Dinosaur Comics , Action Movies and Search History . (also, Landscape (sk...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831015

Re: Anime!

I currently like "Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei" (Goodbye Mr. Despair) and "Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro" (Demon Detective Neuro). Zetsubo is about this wildly-depressed, suicide-obsessed teacher, who teaches a class full of misfit children (the hyper-optimist, the litigious foreigner, t...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173191

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I haven't had time to read the MathWorld article yet, but it seems to me the answer would be zero. Consider the simpler case of a "ladder" of 1-ohm resistors, and R eq across one "rung". We place 1 volt across the rung and find the current. Across that rung, 1 amp. Go up, across...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173191

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I'm going to go ahead and say it's infinite resistance. Infinite OR zero. A good way to see why it would be neither of these is to imagine a real-world equivalent: suppose you were standing on a planet made of silicon (which can approximated as a large number of silicon resistors joined in ...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173191

Re: Resistance is futile...

The answere is 0 there are always a greater or equal number of length path (series) (i.e. 3 paths 3 long, 7 5 long ect.)that add to greater then 1 (parrallel) this goes on infinitly (infinite grid) adding up to infinite inverse an infinite and you get 0. :D But who's gonna be making sure the electr...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22909

Re: "Network" Discussion

Am I the only one who keeps trying to wipe tiny specks off my screen in panel 2, only to realise that the spots are actually in the comic itself? I guess they must be just some sort of fault with the comic.
by schrodingersduck
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favourite Erroneous "Proofs"
Replies: 194
Views: 43775

Re: Favourite Erroneous "Proofs"

A friend of mine came up with a proof that stated that all numbers were equal. It actually made our calculus teacher thing for a while. Then she ignored the kid for a while. :-P When you say calculus, did the proof go something like this: Take a function (let's use f(x) = x + a for example's sake):...
by schrodingersduck
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22909

Re: "Network" Discussion

This reminds me of the research labs of antivirus companies. As there are so many viruses (most extinct or very rare) on some of the machines, you are forbidden from taking wireless equipment (PDAs, laptops, even phones) lest they be infected!
by schrodingersduck
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2711
Views: 283415

Re: Mornington Crescent

I'm pretty much forced to take a Zone 6 station, since Zone 2 is no longer locked but still in spoon, and Matthias has just played 5-way-knid, so I call Theydon Bois.
by schrodingersduck
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2711
Views: 283415

Re: Mornington Crescent

Nice. I'll take the opened F-box and take Island Gardens, with a view to King George V.
by schrodingersduck
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485034

Re: Favorite home experiments

This is a fun one to demonstrate kinetic theory/rates of reaction etc. Plus, it looks really cool! Take one or more glowsticks (preferably the thin and bendy sort, so they can be flexed into a circle). Activate them and then put them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. When you open the freezer again,...
by schrodingersduck
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2711
Views: 283415

Re: Mornington Crescent

I'm joining the next game, but I don't know many rulesets, can someonee sugest a novel one? I reckon we should play the 1939 Destreamlined Tournament rules. Never used in a competition match due to the advent of WWII, it's nevertheless popular among the dedicated Mornington Crescentors, as it allow...
by schrodingersduck
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97521

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

I really have to ask, because ive never gotten a straight answer: Why do people hate Fall Out Boy?! They arent whiny or annoying, they have a great beat, singer, drummer and guitarist and every single song of theirs is addicting! The same thing with Panic. I dislike Panic!!!! At The Disco and Fall ...
by schrodingersduck
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97521

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

The Automatic's album was surprisingly good, had a lot of variety, and madman Pennie screaming over the top of the songs didn't diminish the quality. Sadly most people seem to associate The Automatic with "Monster" and nothing else - hence pretty much every issue of NME has at least one &...
by schrodingersduck
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: which biscuit is best
Replies: 38
Views: 5013

Re: which biscuit is best

Chocolate Fingers are absolutely wonderful, but if you don't mind the non-dunkability, you can't beat Jammie Dodgers; I keep a packet of them in my desk drawer at all times! Whats the problem with Jammie Dodger dunking? It's been a while, but I don't remember them being particularly troublesome. Sl...
by schrodingersduck
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 282144

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook

Sweet and sour cola chicken (it's delicious, I promise!) ~ 3 Chicken breasts ~ 1 cup of cola (any brand will do, but it needs to contain sugar - can't be diet or max) ~ 1 can of tomato paste or large dollop of tomato purée ~ Couple of garlic cloves ~ Mixed herbs, spices, salt etc to taste Heat oven ...

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