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by karanj
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 36492

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

In Australia I don't hear much about either of those types of football; there is some round football stuff (soccer) but the majority of sport news is about AFL and cricket... Well, even that varies within Australia in a way that the US doesn't even come close to. In NSW/QLD you'll get something alo...
by karanj
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30946

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

deskjethp wrote:Something about visual clarity. Comic 1080(p). Anyone else notice this?


No, but thanks for pointing it out! :) Now I've just got to get the appropriate distance from the screen...
by karanj
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 21099

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

The lack of title text is scaring me >_>
by karanj
Wed May 23, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20104

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

I take it Randall's not a big fan of The Fresh Prince?
by karanj
Mon May 14, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 26814

Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

Djehutynakht wrote:Maybe it's just me, but I don't know what Kickstarter is (and therefore this is sort of lost on me besides the fact that Black Hat Guy is in the video and therefore I know something interesting is going to happen).

Someone care to elaborate?


http://kickstarter.com/
by karanj
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 27824

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

So. It has come to this.





sorry, had to be done
by karanj
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 26791

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

For reference to the actual stars

Never really noticed that here in Oz, but I guess I'll have to look up tonight.

Also: the dong seems to be... the Nebula? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula) Gives a whole new spin to the birthplace of stars...
by karanj
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21077

Re: 1019: "First Post"

So if ordering comments chronologically or by upvotes doesn't work, then what would Randall suggest? How should news sites order their comments? (Asking for a friend, who runs a popular news site with moderated, but anonymous, comments) - Curated comments -> cries of censorship - Most-recent-first ...
by karanj
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 38392

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

jalohones wrote:Something like it already is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shee ... 07_film%29

Yes! Came to post this. Fantastically hilarious horror. Only in New Zealand.
by karanj
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 42985

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Felix Tamen wrote:I don't know what –ology Randal had in mind (I'm no Bible scholar), but etiology wasn't it. Anybody know?

Ecclesiology? Eschatology?
by karanj
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82162

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I'd like to see if anyone can do a GOOMHR on this (and I don't mean just "oh yeah I was trying to pick baby names too")
by karanj
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 109020

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Hmm, I'm already thinking of ways you could program a computer to play Mao. That would actually be a very good project for a college thing-people-make-projects-for. Yes! and just having done the Stanford A.I. course, I'd be classifying it as a partially observable but deterministic problem that'd b...
by karanj
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 40865

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

swabifyoudare wrote:The Aluminium (its pronounced AL YOO MIN EEEE UMM ok - see the 'i' there ?)

For the love of ramen... don't start that. Just have a look at this page to see how many lives the spelling debate has already destroyed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Aluminium/Spelling
by karanj
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0958: "Hotels"
Replies: 107
Views: 31957

Re: 0958: "Hotels"

It's a great line, true, but wrongly applied. Anyone who relies on a rating they find on the wub-wub-wub deserves what they get. Does black-hat's downrating mean anything at all, given how easy it is for a hotel chain to game one of those sites? For the love of science, people, we're living in a wo...
by karanj
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34114

Re: 0947: “Investing”

For some reason, I always think compound interest is going to yield a crazy amount of money. Alas, I have the same faults as our stick figure protagonist. It depends on your starting capital and rate of interest. If I was to put $20,000 at 6% (achievable here in Australia) compounding monthly, the ...
by karanj
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34114

Re: 0947: “Investing”

I think I'm doing this right, so there is no positive number of times to compound the interest per year to get the result from the comic. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1279+%3D+1000%281%2B0.02%2Fn%29^%2810n%29 ... uh, not sure what you're doing there, but http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...
by karanj
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29010

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

Sir_Read-a-Lot wrote:I agree with this comic!

My usual response is: "I'm sorry, I'm not guilty."

You're sorry for not being guilty of causing the event?


( :P )

ed:

just curious, what should you say on the receiving end? "thanks"?
by karanj
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 27190

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

They only used English words? Why not just use a Chinese character per hurricane, plenty of them. Well, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_characters#Number_of_Chinese_characters Wikipedia suggests there's maybe 200,000, max - while http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary has appro...
by karanj
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43070

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Yep, count me as one of those only just heading about it. Wonder what the spike on their request stats is going to look like.

(also, sex totally counts!)
by karanj
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0934: "Mac/PC"
Replies: 157
Views: 36511

Re: 0934: "Mac/PC"

I am adamantly diplomatic in the OS wars - I even own a shirt that says "coexist" in OS logos! I completely forgot to bring up earlier: I WANT THAT SHIRT. Seriously, where can I buy it. Once upon a time it sold on Woot: http://www.geardiary.com/2010/11/29/coexist-a-shirt-for-every-os-at-w...
by karanj
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 42425

Re: 0852: "Local g"

I'm just curious if there's a possible application of that theory to cryptography - the decoded string being a load of apparent gibberish to a computer... Not that I know the first thing about advanced crypto, but it seems like that could be a viable advance!
by karanj
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 25591

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

You think Fight Club aged badly? Try rewatching The Matrix. Come on, let's compile a list of movies that have a plot twist near the end which makes you think: "I have to watch this movie again, checking if I could've anticipated that twist if I had paid more attention!" ⋅  Fight ...
by karanj
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51266

Re: 0918: "Google+"

You... do realize there are other search engines out there right? If google didn't exist, people would just use the other ones. The point was not that the company couldn't function in a world without Google, but rather that if the company did not engage with Google in the context of this world, it ...
by karanj
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51266

Re: 0918: "Google+"

"I have an invite, who wants?" thread in 3... 2...

A bonus to the alt-text: even if your parents do join, the Circles ought to take care of that. Boom!
by karanj
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0917: "Hofstadter"
Replies: 127
Views: 63897

Re: 0917: "Hofstadter"

I saw that it was to be read as 'I'm so meta, even this acronym is meta' but as I don't know what it means to be 'meta' this didn't get me very far. The wikipedia article on 'meta' hasn't enlightened me. Why do I get the feeling I'm risking a "whoosh" here? Plutarch, meta is the commonly ...
by karanj
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70735

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Is Randall aware of the British slang "To Roger", as in "gave her a right rogering"? I wouldn't be so sure about Rogers St...

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