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by Echodork
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This is why we can't have time travel
Replies: 69
Views: 15051

Re: This is why we can't have time travel

We will never have time travel in my lifetime. How do I know? Because if a time machine is ever invented while I am alive, I will steal it and bring it back to myself this morning. And since I've now made it to lunchtime without any future versions of myself appearing in possession of insanely valua...
by Echodork
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hilarity when giving Help to ones parentals
Replies: 74
Views: 8455

Re: Hilarity when giving Help to ones parentals

...and they've gone on to tell stories about how I screwed up when I was younger for laughs. How is this any different? They haven't posted it publicly for me to comment on, mostly. No, but they have picture albums that they show their own friends, which contain pictures of me in various embarassin...
by Echodork
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493604

Re: Favorite math jokes

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who require closure,
by Echodork
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yes, I believe in determinism.
Replies: 170
Views: 13179

Re: Yes, I believe in determinism.

Agree, wholeheartedly and completely. There is no such occurance as "random chance." I believe that any event is predictable, given sufficient data. If you had information on air viscosity and wind currents, table composition and topography, force, vector, and velocity, and a computer to c...
by Echodork
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Am I crazy? OR How do you imagine others on the fora?
Replies: 234
Views: 16319

Re: Avatars and Perception

Yes, I remember who people are by their avatar first and their name second. Visual, then intellectual recognition. And I use the mana screw avatar because I use it on a couple forums and it makes it easy to find my posts when I'm looking for replies :)
by Echodork
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 54811

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

For the last eleven years, I have consciously walked in such a way that I do NOT sync with the people I'm walking with. If I don't think about it, I sync.
by Echodork
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 8011

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

No, I don't think so. I think it's a really romantic idea, that one day I'll just meet the one person out there who scores perfect 10s in all of the categories I find important. But I don't like the implications. I don't like thinking that unless my current girlfriend knocks me out in every possible...
by Echodork
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I invented a word!
Replies: 25
Views: 2605

Re: I invented a word!

I can't claim burgin', but I like it anyway.

Burgin' is the state of being where you absolutely MUST drive to the nearest purveyor of fine hamburgers (likely a Five Guys) and consume a hamburger.
by Echodork
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hilarity when giving Help to ones parentals
Replies: 74
Views: 8455

Re: Hilarity when giving Help to ones parentals

When I told my mom that the picture message I sent her last night returned an error, she said "maybe it has something to do with the pixels."

Bless her heart, she's not usually that ridiculous.
by Echodork
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beliefs That You Cannot Prove
Replies: 123
Views: 9605

Re: Beliefs That You Cannot Prove

Every horrible, trashy book, movie, or television program is somebody's absolute favorite.

You know that somewhere, somehow, there's a guy out there who watches Deuce Bigalow 2 at least three times a week.
by Echodork
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

btilly wrote:Do you stand by your lie that I got confused and quoted you out of the wrong conversation?

Wow dude, I'm not even going to read the rest of your post. Just going to foe you and move on.
by Echodork
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?
Replies: 160
Views: 11971

Re: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?

I was Catholic until 11, then I got very deep into Christianity in my teen years. When I hit 16-17, I got out into the world a bit more, and discovered a lot of things that made me shed my faith. My mom is still convinced I will "come back to the flock" sometime in my life.

Sorry, mom.
by Echodork
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dregs of the barrell?
Replies: 53
Views: 5123

Re: Dregs of the barrell?

If only there were other webcomics you could read if you aren't happy with this one.
by Echodork
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prank of the night
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: Prank of the night

We filled a couple hundred small Dixie cups with water, and built a pyramid in front of someone's door with them. She opened the door, saw us over the top of the 5' pyramid, and laughed. Then she stopped laughing and said "heh cute... how do I get out?"

Indeed.
by Echodork
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for an adventure.
Replies: 87
Views: 7073

Re: Ideas for an adventure.

And so, the details of my adventure. This is about our fourth or fifth date. When I picked her up, I told her I had absolutely no plans for the day. I had a couple ideas of things that might be fun, but there was definitely nothing solid on the agenda. The only thing I told her was that we would nee...
by Echodork
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

And so ignorance begets misery. A newborn is justifiably terrified by their sense of disorientation, and it is easy for a parent to solve that problem if you know how. Again see http://www.babyslumber.com/happiestbaby.html. You do realize you're quoting websites to someone who also has kids, right?...
by Echodork
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

i lived with an exception. the baby was coddled and the moment you made a motion to set her down she started screaming her head off. she was fed, burped, clean, had her nap so she wasnt tired and cranky... she just wanted to be held all the goddamn time. her mom couldnt hold her all the time, so it...
by Echodork
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

Oh, I just mean it requires a very different view of the world as a whole, and people in particular, to view anyone as "innocent", especially an unformed and unlearned child. Innocent is a big word, with a lot of different connotations. Hell, go back to the Puritans who believed that chil...
by Echodork
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

It's not for everybody. But it's definitely for me.
by Echodork
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21632

Re: What you don't understand

My question is a lot simpler than most here... It's still fairly complex though... Children. Oh sure, I understand the concept and such, but I don't understand them. I don't understand people that want them. I don't get it. :cry: Let me take a swing at this. I'll use the female pronoun because I ha...
by Echodork
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for an adventure.
Replies: 87
Views: 7073

Re: Ideas for an adventure.

Wicked awesome.

My adventure is set for Sunday.
by Echodork
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849100

Re: Confessional Thread - Confession Not Found

I just wanted to post on page 404.
by Echodork
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manuals and Geekdom
Replies: 42
Views: 3641

Re: Manuals and Geekdom

For construction (building furniture and stuff), I do it with the manual open in front of me. For electronics, I only crack the manual if things don't work the way I think they should. Yesterday, I bought an HDTV and a TV stand. I used the manual to build the stand. I did not open the manual to prog...
by Echodork
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Surprise lack of a cakeraid?
Replies: 41
Views: 4170

Re: Surprise lack of a cakeraid?

That. Was. Awesome. Though, if at the end you technically CAN escape, aren't your chances of survival higher than 0? Unless it's assumed that you have an infinitely strong will, making the chance of using that opportunity for freedom 0%. You can't escape. Once you start running infinitely fast, you...
by Echodork
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Surprise lack of a cakeraid?
Replies: 41
Views: 4170

Re: Surprise lack of a cakeraid?

Assumptions: - Time is stopped when the problem is posed. If we were to assume the problem were posed to us in real time, it could also be assumed that we would be dead of raptor wounds before reading the instructions. - The fact that we are not dead of raptor wounds when the problem is posed, even ...
by Echodork
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alone on New Year's Eve
Replies: 67
Views: 5232

Re: Alone on New Year's Eve

Call your parents and talk to them.
by Echodork
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 7268

Re: Accents you hate or love

Women with English accents are super hot :) No, not forced Cockney, and not Americanized British (where the only remnant of the accent left is the long A). But I melt for a girl with a natural English accent.
by Echodork
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Washington D.C. Meetup?
Replies: 101
Views: 10533

Re: Washington D.C. Meetup?

I'm in. I'm in Sterling, and although I've lived here forever, I'm not that well acquainted with the city itself. I'm down for food and drinks, wherever.
by Echodork
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D security nerd rant
Replies: 78
Views: 7793

Re: D&D security nerd rant

I'm very cautious about using traps in my campaigns at all. I almost never trap doors, introduce pits, put poison needles on important chests, or any of the old D&D standbys. The problem is, once you start trapping dungeons with generic traps, the players fall into "I walk down the corridor...
by Echodork
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Karma Kicks In the Teeth
Replies: 57
Views: 3876

Re: Karma Kicks In the Teeth

No, karma has been very good to me this month. Very... very good.

[evil laugh]
by Echodork
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy party games.
Replies: 52
Views: 5185

Re: Nerdy party games.

I second(third?) both Fluxx and 1000 Blank White Cards.

Also, Settlers of Catan. Does anyone have wood for my sheep?
by Echodork
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy party games.
Replies: 52
Views: 5185

Re: Nerdy party games.

Guitar Hero.

Every party we throw eventually dissolves into Guitar Hero. It's only a question of when.
by Echodork
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849100

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the modly inquisition

Confession: Nobody at my old job knew I was a nerd. We were talking about online dating, and this girl I worked with laughed and said "I'm a really good judge of character, I'd totally know if I was talking to someone who, like, played Dungeons and Dragons." No you're not, Melanie. And no,...
by Echodork
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Five Thumbnails
Replies: 17
Views: 2867

Re: The Five Thumbnails

I think the thumbnails sum up the comic very well. They aren't all my favorites... I'm not a fan of Bored With the Internet in particular. But for someone just coming to the site for the first time, those five are an excellent introduction to the mix of themes that xkcd represents.
by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Trees
Replies: 35
Views: 2103

Re: Christmas Trees

Fake tree. My family always had a fake tree growing up, so now I guess I prefer it.
by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 25573

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

The irony, though, is that he seems to want the same - he'd rather get out of there and talk on IM. The sad thing is that, unless they actually talk in real life, they'll never know that they're in that mental tree together. Yes, this is kind of the central idea I took away from this comic... in al...
by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd edits
Replies: 118
Views: 20310

Re: xkcd edits

Image

Here's one that I started on a couple months back, just to doodle around. I finished it up this morning when I saw this thread. She's 1, by the way... and she absolutely loves my GH guitar.
by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 25573

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

Go talk to him.
by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sad xkcd comics
Replies: 9
Views: 6479

Re: Sad xkcd comics

by Echodork
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 178189

Re: Great things that happened to you today*

I had my daughter today. I was driving her to the mall to do some shopping, and we were listening to a CD of fairly laid back music I made for when she's in the car. I was singing along with Don't Fear the Reaper, and she was singing along in the back with me. Just making noises, clapping her hands,...

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