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by Frankeinstein
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptors in real life
Replies: 252
Views: 55853

Raptor suit

Old news? Awesome is never old news.
by Frankeinstein
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Robert A. Wilson is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

And for the really lazy i'll just inform that he was one of the authors of Illuminatus! -trilogy which helped make Discordianism popular.
by Frankeinstein
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Robert A. Wilson is dead
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

Robert A. Wilson is dead

Ok, a bit late, but anyway.

Some last words.
"Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd."


You all do know who he is, right? Right?
by Frankeinstein
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Papyrus
Replies: 51
Views: 10279

And it's only any good if yer drunk or high, and those are bad for your health! Being drunk means that you are in fact drunk. Being high means you're in a certain state of mind since it's used to refer to the effects. It may be expanded to describe feelings outside drug use. So it's not bad for you...
by Frankeinstein
Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Climate change? Noooo... Hey look, no snow on december!
Replies: 49
Views: 10412

Very windy here too, but no rain at all. I'm thinking what if it doesn't snow this december. No snow at all. Maybe well just skip it entirely.
by Frankeinstein
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Papyrus
Replies: 51
Views: 10279

Well you're laying the blame on papyrus, but if it wouldn't have been that then some other thin sheet that you can write on. At some point someone would have come up with something similar, inevitably. You're wrong because without papyrus or something similar we wouldn't be here talking about it. It...
by Frankeinstein
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Climate change? Noooo... Hey look, no snow on december!
Replies: 49
Views: 10412

Last month it snowed a little, but now it just rains. It feels like spring all the time. Now I'm just waiting for the christmas floods.
by Frankeinstein
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

You're seriously arguing over the semantics of an analogy? It's a comedic routine, and in this case, a bit of an inspirational one. All your points are NULL and VOID because you're picking apart someone else's art. Well I'm arguing, that's all. It's like the questiong whether or not pop song lyrics...
by Frankeinstein
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Climate change? Noooo... Hey look, no snow on december!
Replies: 49
Views: 10412

Climate change? Noooo... Hey look, no snow on december!

I know climate change has been discussed, but I had to use that subject line. Well it's December and there's no snow here in Finland. And I think we're not the only one: Warmest autumn in forever: No winter for Europe Strange weather? Raining frogs? Polar bears catching the sun at the beach and drin...
by Frankeinstein
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

You know what's weird? I heard that quote in a techno song last night. Damn that's freaky. What song? You can't change the ride at an amusement part The ride is real, the DANGER is imagined. the feelings are REAL, atleast int he sence that the mind expereiences them, wether or not the ride EXISTS, ...
by Frankeinstein
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

I still don't think it's a bad analogy. It would be if it was describing life as a process, but it isn't. There's more to it than the ride just going "up and down and round and round". It's saying "relax, don't take it too seriously, even if everything goes to hell it doesn't matter -...
by Frankeinstein
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

an amusement park can simply not be used to comprehend life as a whole. You might be able to think "Oh me yarm, amusement parks go physically up and down on a roller coaster, and life goes mentally "up" and "down", Oh me yarm GENIUS!" but it doesn't mean it's a good an...
by Frankeinstein
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

Saladin wrote:The amusement park analogy sucks.

That is all.

So does saying that. Please explain.
by Frankeinstein
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8280

Bill Hicks

For those who don't know, Bill Hicks was a stand-up comedian noted for his social criticism and for being absolutely fucking hilarious. There's a lot of his routines on youtube, go and watch, they're great. http://youtube.com/results?search_query=bill+hicks Sane man is a good one to start with (vide...
by Frankeinstein
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd=movie star?
Replies: 15
Views: 5449

Someone running from a velociraptor?
by Frankeinstein
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've never before seen so potent an explanation of copyright
Replies: 30
Views: 8129

That's so similar to the drug issue. I mean back in those days they tried to stop piracy (and not even people selling illegaly copied games, but people just making copies for themselves) and failed. What has it done to the gaming industry? Still thriving I see. Now the punishments keep on getting bi...
by Frankeinstein
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 25945

Pathway wrote:As far as my perfect murder idea, I've always thought it would be best just to hack them up with an axe, drag their corpse out to the woods, bury it, and when the police arrive... just stonewall.

I still think it would be better if the police didn't arrive at all.
by Frankeinstein
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 25945

No not that either! Now I've got it! The perfect murder would be dropping a grand piano on someone, no one would investigate it because it would seem like a comedy! INGENIUS!
by Frankeinstein
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 25945

Instead of using a icicle maybe you could use a popsicle. That way the coroner couldn't resist eating it or licking the sweet juice thus ruining the evidence!
by Frankeinstein
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 25945

There are other things to consider besides the murder weapon. With a weapon like that the case would get a lot of publicity. If you've just murdered someone publicity is bad. There's always someone who heard or saw something suspicious. Perfect murder would be a murder that didn't look like one. Cli...
by Frankeinstein
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202471

I breathe in binary.
by Frankeinstein
Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0173: "Movie Seating"
Replies: 66
Views: 27138

I refuse to post to this thread on the grounds that this is not the official "Movie seating" discussion.

Ooops.
by Frankeinstein
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type xkcd with your forehead
Replies: 200
Views: 37550

This would be so much better if the topic subject was "Type xkcd with your forehead and take a picture of yourself doing it".

No, that isn't the result of me trying to type xkcd with my forehea and neither is this.
by Frankeinstein
Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The epic tale of many dimensions hits the big screen!
Replies: 23
Views: 9089

The fifth dimension is not really probability, the sixth dimension is not really alternate timelines, etc. The first-second-third naming scheme is just a historical artifact. A more accurate description is that the universe has one dimension (i.e. degree of freedom) of time, and nine or ten of spac...
by Frankeinstein
Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The epic tale of many dimensions hits the big screen!
Replies: 23
Views: 9089

Reminds me of this. http://www.tenthdimension.com/flash2.php

I got stuck playing with the navigation buttons.
by Frankeinstein
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Artist for hire OR Why the hell can't I draw raptors?
Replies: 7
Views: 6110

Re: Artist for hire OR Why the hell can't I draw raptors?

Verysillyman wrote:I happen to be the worlds best drawer ever


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Drawer.agr.jpg
by Frankeinstein
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you can do
Replies: 99
Views: 24889

-eat warm garlicbread
by Frankeinstein
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: #xkcd irc channel
Replies: 10
Views: 44489

i dont get it, on what server be it on? And how do i connect to a server not in the "dropdown list" ... cause i can't find ze "irc foonetics" tihng there... Irc is annoying :roll: No. Not IRC, mIRC. IRC is the protocol. mIRC is the client. My guess is you should type /connect ir...
by Frankeinstein
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:26 am UTC
Forum: News
Topic: #xkcd irc channel
Replies: 10
Views: 44489

by Frankeinstein
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Attention Music Aficionados
Replies: 66
Views: 20563

Low.
by Frankeinstein
Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0167: "Nihilism"
Replies: 54
Views: 29928

Reminds me of this: One day, I came upon a man urinating in a bus station. When I confronted him about his action, he turned to me, without stopping, and said: "Keep in mind that since the universe is in constant flux, nothing that occurs one moment has any relevance to anything else. Everythin...
by Frankeinstein
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0167: "Nihilism"
Replies: 54
Views: 29928

The other one I wouldn't say is a true nihilist - he just has a healthy nihilism-based philosophy. The other is departing from nihilism and going towards adventurous absurdism. "Life has no meaning and as a rational being I don't know what the hell I should do so I might as well do what I've a...
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34589

bump

Forgiveness vs. Sneaking up behind a sniper and knifing him in the head
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24587

fjafjan wrote:I think you fail at sarcasm.. bleh, non obvious internet sarcasm is too hard these days!

Look at me. I'm being super serious. No really, look at me
<--
I'm serious.
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24587

myoumyouou wrote:so essentially, its 0.5x0.5x0.5x0.5x0.5 and another 0.5 for if she likes you. so thats, (0.5)^6

so yeah. thats the probability.

It isn't applicable to this real-life situation. It's a gross simplification.
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: News now posted at blag.xkcd.com
Replies: 18
Views: 34710

Shoofle wrote:
Frankeinstein wrote:Aww crap. It seems I have been hallucinating broken links again. Nevermind.

Quote feature seems to do that too.

Or... It got edited?

Pfft... Kids these days!
And this forum should be full of sceptic science geeks!
Obviously it was a broken link hallucination.
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24587

Ok ok. Let's look at it. Without numbers it isn't probability though, it's speculation. -Loves metal music Plenty of those around. Love is a pretty strong word though, but still you could have an influence on that later on. -Hates stupid things/people, pseudoscience and engrish Too subjective, every...
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24587

The study is a bit old and inconclusive though, it fails to take some very important matters into consideration. Like the fact that people tend to voluntarily divide into social groups which commonly result in pairings.
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Probability
Replies: 78
Views: 24587

The problem is that you don't provide any numbers or statistics. So INSUFFICIENT DATA.

Recommended reading: http://www.nothingisreal.com/girlfriend/
by Frankeinstein
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: stick figures definately worse
Replies: 27
Views: 11280

I hope you aren't suggesting he uses .jpgs for a two colour comic like that. Greyscale .gifs would be best unless you want colour, then you could try .png files. It's not really two color. There are shades. Quick test with photoshop reveals that when you'd easily get four times smaller files with j...

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