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by Soap
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51022

Re: "RPS" Discussion

If anyone was curious, the link at the top of the comic made a really noticeable jump in the hit count on that article on Wikipedia, comparable to what happens when a Wikipedia article goes on Wikipedia's front page:

http://stats.grok.se/en/200910/Reverse_Polish_notation
by Soap
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32157

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Im curıous about the blank space that takes up most of the top half of the comıc. Does ıt mean anythıng or ıs ıt just style?
by Soap
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80240

Re: "Piano" Discussion

I rate this as one of the best comics in a while. I showed it to some people in an online forum and most of them didnt get it either. Even after thinking about it ,a lot of them thought that he must have asked for "a tiny pianist" ... I guess this old schoolboy joke isnt as famous as I tho...
by Soap
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you wear when you sleep?
Replies: 120
Views: 11353

Re: What do you wear when you sleep?

Heating is expensive here in Maine because it gets quite cold ... in the winter I bundle up under 4 thick blankets and then wear multi layers of clothing under all that. And in the summer ... well, I'd love to say I sleep nude and with no blankets, but I just can't ... I have to have some clothes on...
by Soap
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip
Replies: 39
Views: 8895

Re: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip

All I have to add is that I bet a lot of xkcd fans don't even know that alt-text exists. Some browsers omit it and even when they don't, some people view the comic and never hover over the image long enough to view the alt-text. I met one person who was a fan of the comic for a year before he found...
by Soap
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip
Replies: 39
Views: 8895

Re: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip

All I have to add is that I bet a lot of xkcd fans don't even know that alt-text exists. Some browsers omit it and even when they don't, some people view the comic and never hover over the image long enough to view the alt-text. I met one person who was a fan of the comic for a year before he found ...
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203485

Re:

Once at college, the Internet went down. But I alone was still able to get on the Internet because I was running an SSH program on Linux on my PC, and that enabled me to log in to a computer on another part of campus where the connection had not yet gone down, and start Netscape and surf the web ove...
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6
Replies: 127
Views: 10897

Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

I have been afraid of starving for as long as I can remember. I find it strange that this fear isn't more common ... it doesnt even seem to have a name. Then when I was 13 or so I heard about AIDS and that became my worst fear. I've gotten over that now but I still seem to have an irrational fear of...
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 106965

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I've not seen anyone post this site yet:

http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/

I've contributed a dozen or so beliefs over there. I'll pass the link to this thread on to the webmaster of the site; he might be interested.
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2374649

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I dont know if I posted here or not. I have been reading the xkcd comic for a while, but I never knew there was a forum until another member invited me here (I think his name here is krum, but Im not actually sure). I can be found at http://www.spinnoff.com/zbb with the same name (soap) and avatar (...
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 488602

Re: Favorite math jokes

Overheard in a math class with a rather lazy student in it:

Teacher: How'd you do on the math homework last night?
Student: I didn't come across any problems.
by Soap
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip
Replies: 39
Views: 8895

today's Cyanide and Happiness strip

http://www.explosm.net/comics/1071/
Image

Made me laugh. I would have put this in the Comics forum but I'm new here and not sure if that would be OK.
by Soap
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Music Pleasures
Replies: 99
Views: 10698

Re: Guilty Music Pleasures

I listen to Christian music even though I'm not a Christian. I just like the wide-eyed blissful happiness of the lyrics. I like female singers such as those in Avalon, Point of Grace, and Nicole Nordemann the best. I also listen to foreign language music (currently German's my favorite) for the same...
by Soap
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87071

Re: IPA information

This is a chart with both IPA and SAMPA marked together, which I've found to be easier to read than the chart on Wikipedia since it's organized by place and type of sound rather than being in alphabetical order. http://www.3centsoap.com/sampa.gif I don't know who the original author of this chart is...
by Soap
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 33875

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

But now I'm just curious as to what the stick figure guy's set up was.. Having read it several times, I think the setup was the line he already said. There isnt supposed to be anything in between the two, it's just a two-line joke. edit: then again, I guess there is an extended version. See http://...
by Soap
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 109153

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

I had a teacher whose middle name was Xochitl.

Hello, My name is Ryan Oot. I need to know my password.
lol. I didnt get that at first.
by Soap
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: one-letterized words
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: one-letterized words

I 1 2 C U P :)
by Soap
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Engrish, Etc. - The Funny Translations of the World
Replies: 52
Views: 14313

Hey that makes me wonder... do they have signs that use push-on letters in China? I would wager probably not. My contribution to this thread is a bit of anti-Engrish; that is, it's English speakers messing up French. I worked in a store that sold little acrylic paint bottles. For a long time the col...
by Soap
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't
Replies: 50
Views: 8083

Ah yes, recursive acronyms ... the endless amusement of the Unix computer geek. Here's my contribution:
WINDOWS: Well, I've Now Determined the Obvious: Windows Sucks!
by Soap
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't
Replies: 50
Views: 8083

One I remember from my days as a Christian teen:
BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
by Soap
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 139682

My Favorite Words pissie (as a noun) ;) sphygmomanometer hyperbilirubinemia emulatress buy habitat mongo (dictionary seems to list only "mondo", but I have heard it with the g) flummox gern (German for "with pleasure") meón (Spanish for "one who urinates frequently") ...

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