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by selfopening_door
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0497: "Secretary: Part 4"
Replies: 149
Views: 19063

Re: "Secretary: Part 4" Discussion

Wow, this arc is awesomeness on a stick! I agree that the funniest bit of that comic was probably the Tron pun in the alt-text.

Also, @ Gracenotes: That's exactly what I saw in my head when I read that panel! :D
by selfopening_door
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 71444

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

I too, have always hated the game. It dragged me in unwillingly, and I never wanted to play it; it's not even really 'playing'. Playing should be fun, like building snow men, or finding words in boggle, or hitting your friends with fake swords, or going through the alphabet naming things in a car, ...
by selfopening_door
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 71444

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Patashu wrote:Who are you gonna believe? The Game, or xkcd?

I'd believe xkcd over The Game any day of the week. All The Game brings is losing (and swearing); xkcd, happiness.
by selfopening_door
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 82837

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

All this talk of watermelons reminds me of this. (Even though I can't say I like watermelons, I love the song.)

Also, BANANAS FTW!! :D

(Still have to try the "banana + apple in a bag -> perfect banana" trick though.)
by selfopening_door
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 22984

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

what i would like to know is what percentage of the civilizations we manage to contact, are peaceful? And even if they had nothing but good intentions, there could be enourmes consequences that no-one foresaw. what if they brought viruses to Earth, or are so superior that they would consider us no ...
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 29571

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Raise you 56 a whole heap of seconds:
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 29571

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Raise you 56 seconds:
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 29571

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Looks like my 20 seconds got blown out of the water. I've been back but never seen it above 3 minutes.

@ Sgt. Mateo: I verily concur. I must make one of these someday.
by selfopening_door
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 29571

Re: "Reset" Discussion

http://mostlyharmful.com/sign/ Couldn't resist. The reset count is going up so fast :shock: I haven't seen anything more than 1 second since I first clicked the link I saw it get to nine. I must be lucky. Wow, I must be über lucky; I saw it at 20 seconds, then I reset it :P (And the resets count wa...
by selfopening_door
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 17776

Re: "Flies" Discussion

Domovoi wrote:
selfopening_door wrote:you should just apply your hands to the pole* near your tongue


That's what she said.

XD, Oh the joy of being taken out of context.
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wiki game! Five clicks to Jesus!
Replies: 34
Views: 4200

Re: Wiki game! Five clicks to Jesus!

I know, I couldn't believe that there wasn't a link to eggnog on the Christmas page. It was the first thing I tried, but I decided to go back rather than try to find some other way there via Christmas. And the most annoying thing is that there's a link from eggnog to Christmas in the first paragraph...
by selfopening_door
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 17776

Re: "Flies" Discussion

Apparently, if you get your tongue stuck to a frozen pole, you shouldn't struggle (no duh) or try and use your saliva as it will just freeze, but you should just apply your hands to the pole* near your tongue in an attempt to try and thaw out the pole. And if that fails, without some warm water, you...
by selfopening_door
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wiki game! Five clicks to Jesus!
Replies: 34
Views: 4200

Re: Wiki game! Five clicks to Jesus!

0) David Bowie
1) Music Videos
2) The Doors
3) Alcohol (redirects to Alcoholic Beverage)
4) List of Cocktails
5) Flip
6) Eggnog

I bet there's a shorter way though.

Let me see...
George W. Bush -> Llama
by selfopening_door
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 116495

Re: Beautiful words...

I quite like "betwixt". Got to love those archaic words.
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

893:1152. That's shocking!
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

And yet I still don't know why I came back. Damn curiosity.
by selfopening_door
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Okay, you caught me, I came back.
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Yes, I agree. I don't really know why I came back. Never mind.
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 207120

Re: Scavenger Hunt

There's this one: http://www.volsicreative.com/LargeJpegs@800/Crossroads-ShoeHead.jpg Or this one: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1077/1078505411_f3414c0fe4_m.jpg Now why would you give a presentation (I'm assuming that's what he's doing) with a shoe on your head? Show me a chocolate coated ferret. ...
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 207120

Re: Scavenger Hunt

Image
Hmm... Let's see a pink cow

Edit: Btw wtf? Spoilered for weirdness
Spoiler:
Image
Is it just me or does this dog look a little bit unhappy?
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I shall leave you with an inspiration imperative:
Boycott shampoo... demand real poo!

(Tee hee! Poo isn't in the spell checker :P)
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Yay! It's almost summer here! Bring on summer! :D
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

So... Nice weather we're having isn't it?
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

... I may as well do me little bit. Even if we are >200 down :(
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 35012
Views: 1437168

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I do not know why I looked at this thread, but well I'm here...
by selfopening_door
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 170488

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Très drôle. Nous chantions quelques chansons, mais nous ne chantions jamais une avec un nom aussi sot que celui-là. Nous chantions beaucoup de chansons par Etienne. Celle que je peux rappeler était celle qui contient les jours de la semaine, avec l’air des ‘Flintstones’. « Lundi, mardi, mercredi, je...
by selfopening_door
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 170488

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

latch.r.ite wrote:Oui. J'ai vu ce poisson. Il s'appelait Bob.

Je l'ai vu aussi, il semblait très sympa.
by selfopening_door
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 170488

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Le poisson est dans la bibliotheque. Celui est comme les choses bizarres que nous disions en français à mon école parce qu'il y avait seulement environ sept de nous qui pouvaient parler français et ainsi nous nous avons amusé très bien quand les gens a nous demandé quoi nous disions parce qu'ils on...
by selfopening_door
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't
Replies: 50
Views: 7217

Re: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't

Milami wrote:FORD: Fix Or Repair Daily

We used to have a few for FORD. Like Found On Rubbish Dumps or, backwards, Driver Returned On Foot.
by selfopening_door
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: StupidCompoundWords
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: StupidCompoundWords

gmalivuk wrote:That's because our keyboards are not set up to type them. Characters or diacritics that are difficult to type are not going to remain for a super long time in another language.

Granted, but even when writing by hand, people seem to be neglecting them.
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: StupidCompoundWords
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: StupidCompoundWords

We should go back to spelling it coöperate, in my opinion. I'm with gmalivuk on this one. It looks way better than either of the other two options. The diaeresis mark has also been occasionally applied to English words of Latin origin (e.g., coöperate, reënact), and more rarely in native English wo...
by selfopening_door
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 23357

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

I sorta do this. Every now and then I suddenly stop and think, "What would I grab right now if I needed a weapon?" Usually it's the nearest, reasonably dense, but not too heavy object; unless there's a sharp object nearby. Never really looked for defensive structures though. No doubt I'll ...
by selfopening_door
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Standing Waves demonstrations
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Standing Waves demonstrations

Yeah, the vibrating string with a strobe is a good one. If u can match the strobe to the right frequency you can see the string appearing to stand still in its wave pattern. Or if you get it just off that frequency, the string appears to cycle through its oscillations really slowly, it looks really ...
by selfopening_door
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: space pool (with swimming)
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: space pool (with swimming)

Gelsamel wrote:Fuck that would be awesome, I can just imagine a extremely clean glass house with water up all the walls that looks like it only has water there.

And then you walk inside it, stay in there for a few minutes, and come out magically having not drowned.
by selfopening_door
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: space pool (with swimming)
Replies: 50
Views: 4091

Re: space pool (with swimming)

I reckon just being in a room where every wall appeared to be made of water would be super trippy. But you'd have a hell of a time trying to convince someone that the photo of you in there wasn't a 'shop :wink:
by selfopening_door
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Why Game
Replies: 72
Views: 5988

Re: The Why Game

mathmagic wrote:This game is getting awfully redundant.

Why?

Sorry, I couldn't help it :D
by selfopening_door
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Yet another Zeppelin idea
Replies: 66
Views: 6163

Re: Yet another Zeppelin idea

Is it just me, or does the thought of a goodyear dragon zeppelin the size of Manhattan seem like a freaking awesome one? Beyond beyond cool! That's what I'm talking about! :mrgreen:
by selfopening_door
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 2=1 ?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: 2=1 ?!

But it's not the factorising from lines 3 to 4 that makes it false. When you square root (2 - 3 / 2 ) 2 = (1 - 3 / 2 ) 2 it means that (2 - 3 / 2 ) = (1 - 3 / 2 ), i.e. you can't subtract from it as it has to remain one term for the statement to hold true. Also yo...
by selfopening_door
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 2=1 ?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: 2=1 ?!

What about this one?

-2 = -2
4 - 6 = 1 - 3
4 - 6 + 9/4 = 1 - 3 + 9/4
(2 - 3/2)2 = (1 - 3/2)2
2 - 3/2 = 1 - 3/2
2 = 1

I'm not quite sure how the factorising works going from line 3 to line 4 but it works.

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