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by muteKi
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 48010

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

I used to do a variant on this in high school. Trick? I never completely closed my eyes, just enough that nobody else could tell.

Worked quite well, actually.


For what it's worth, if you make it between 1 and 20, always say 17. Just do it.
by muteKi
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 124669

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

So in other words, there is no more stupidity than there was before, there is just more stupidity where you can see it . I agree that today's comic had a pompous tone and should have provided more factual information, but overall the message is correct. This bit especially reminds me of back when I...
by muteKi
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 124669

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

It's a shame Randall can get all that quite spot on and then screw up so much on the climate change thing. (....) There's another film in the same vein as these.. it's called "an inconvenient truth"... and it's just as much nonsense [Citation needed] Though I believe that global warming h...
by muteKi
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 124669

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Well, as technology becomes more advanced it's easy for people to appear to have become much more stupid than they really have overall; see for example notalwaysright.com which has a lot of examples of what are largely just poorly informed people along with many who feel they should be entitled to t...
by muteKi
Fri May 29, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 56845

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I'm rather fond of the Papyrus font myself. (But yeah, Comic Sans is pretty worthless.) My favorite font? I dunno, Wide Latin, perhaps. Not my favorite comic, as I wasn't even sure that it was about a font at first. For some reason I read it without the capital letter p and assumed that it was refer...
by muteKi
Mon May 25, 2009 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: morning psychosis
Replies: 103
Views: 9983

Re: morning psychosis

Okay, I have the opposite problem. In the morning my mind convinces me that I need to stay ASLEEP in order to figure out some obscure problem that my subconscious has conjured up. Oh good, that's not just me. Well, I would say the same, it's somewhere between that and this: I often feel an intense ...
by muteKi
Mon May 25, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this animal, please.
Replies: 22
Views: 2943

Re: Identify this animal, please.

As soon as I saw the thread title, I thought, "it'd better be a stoat!" Because they rock so hard :mrgreen: But the coolest thing about a stoat can't be captured by a still shot. Click here for true distilled stoatness (not a rickroll). Seriously, I can watch that shit all day and it neve...
by muteKi
Mon May 25, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fighting an addiction....to 4chan
Replies: 30
Views: 6489

Re: Fighting an addiction....to 4chan

I've been on 4Chan for stuff other than /b/, and as long as you can get past what one in the local parlance might call the "opinionfag" (that is, the ones who won't allow even a moment's consideration of another's opinion) and you'll be okay. I've gone on /a/ and /v/ a couple times and act...
by muteKi
Mon May 25, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 19884

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

I must say I have never watched an episode of MathNet, or even heard of it. I did, however, watch a few Numb3rs episode, and always felt it was an insult to math geeks or anybody that even remotely had a clue about maths. Was mathnet any better in this respect? You probably wouldn't like it then, s...
by muteKi
Mon May 25, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 34877

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Does anyone truly miss High School? I enjoyed my high school experience, especially because the music program was top-notch. But I agree with everyone else that pep rallies can go fuck off, especially when the gyms they're held in aren't air conditioned, they end up being the last part of the day a...
by muteKi
Fri May 22, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39206

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

I dislike damnit greatly, and am willing to accept dammit largely on the basis of familiarity. I much prefer it as two words ( damn it ); it certainly seems odd to not be in favor of that yet still say that alright is nonstandard usage. I guess another example of proscription vs. description then.
by muteKi
Fri May 22, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26023

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

Yakk... DECULTURE!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWHaOyohiqE [You just got <<1-up'd>>] Also, time for me to link you all to something amazing, an excerpt of Holst's Planets Suite as electronically arranged and performed by Isao Tomita. That stuff was awesome -- I also used to listen to his versio...
by muteKi
Fri May 22, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 19884

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

MiB24601 wrote:L.A.P.D.? But Mathnet was transferred to New York!
...
I can't believe I immediately thought of that after reading the comic.
...
I think I need scotch.


I thought of that too, but couldn't remember if they went to New York from California or the other way around.
Seems that yeah, you're right.
by muteKi
Fri May 22, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 19884

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

Oh man, Square One Television was awesome. On another forum we were listing our favorite Sesame Street songs, and I got to thinking about Square One again, since they're both Children's Television Workshop programs and are heavily based on short scenes that cut between each other, and may or may not...
by muteKi
Fri May 22, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367675

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Eh, kinda glad we got off that to be honest. Sorry if I was a little confusing -- that seems to happen a lot with me. (I go off on tangents a lot and will admit I say some very radical things at times as well, sometimes just to see if I can put forth a decent argument.) =========================== H...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367675

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

So you're saying that the Strawman Feminist represents feminists as a whole and the feminist movement? What the fuck are you smoking, and can I have some? I think he's trying to say that there's a very extreme and loud minority which tarnishes the entire movement and makes people think of "fem...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367675

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Well, considering that in our enlightened age, most of the 'feminists' that have something to say are ones that feel the need to elevate themselves over men, it's not an utterly ridiculous conclusion. There's relatively little for the more well-adjusted feminist to speak out against directly. Of cou...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A game constructed using 4 dimensional voxels/tesseracts
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

Re: A game constructed using 4 dimensional voxels/tesseracts

That maze game is awesome. I've been wanting a game like that for a little while now, I just didn't realize how much.
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2784008

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

My brain no longer works as well as it used to. Though I once was a child prodigy, I have slipped into deep immaturity and laziness, and no longer am able to delve deeply into more difficult math problems the way I once used to.
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 746424

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet, but the snickers ads reminded me of Pepsi's ads. http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zn--YdFMrsg/SeVXqQYAZmI/AAAAAAAAHmk/luEkoREGBhs/sodypop.JPG This is the dumbest ad campaign ever. Thanks for telling us what you sell in childish slang and pastel colors. Or outlandis...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121293

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Their hardware was top notch usually...but they were way ahead of their time.
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121293

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Around November sometime I purchased a Genesis Nomad (portable version of the great Sega Genesis). It is the most awesome thing ever. Though there is some bulk to it, it is actually a surprisingly comfortable system to hold. I also only paid $10 for it plus maybe nominal shipping. I can't even belie...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube Feature Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Youtube Feature Ideas

I wish that the annotated comments feature -- that is, commenting on a video via annotation -- wasn't so easily abusable. There should be a limit to how large a commenter can make those boxes, or alternately they should do what NicoNico does and just scroll the text forward, and keep it a reasonable...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2784008

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I...think I'm beginning to develop a crush with a girl online, but I'm not sure if she thinks I'm joking or not, and I feel a little weird telling her about this. Oddly enough she herself had a very similar experience quite recently, where she was unsure of telling a person she was interested in abo...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491904

Re: Rant Thread

SNIP This is actually quite interesting -- still, my roommate once put to me that considering the woman who was able to save 96% on groceries by being fastidious with clipping coupons why so many people are so poor. What I'm taking from that post, then, is that the answer is just that the people wh...
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121293

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

quintopia wrote:If you have a fruit fly infestation:

Drink most of a bottle of champagne and leave it open on the counter. The little buggers can't resist and they just drown themselves in it.


Apparently vinegar also works. I learned it from XKCD. :P
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Ah, thanks. Turns out I was looking in the wrong place for it -- the "place inline" feature I mean.
by muteKi
Thu May 21, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Incidentally is there any way to spoiler uploaded images? I realize mine is rather big but can't figure out how to do so.
by muteKi
Wed May 20, 2009 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803094

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

From http://xkcd.com/105/

Spoiler:
Killing XKCD.jpg
Killing XKCD.jpg (51.01 KiB) Viewed 5899 times
by muteKi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15309

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

We won? I must have missed that when I was browsing several online music stores, not finding any of the music I want (read: anything from outside the USA), nor anything in a lossless format. Wake me up when online stores offer a product as good as CDs. Oh man, most of the stuff I pirate at this poi...
by muteKi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15309

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Man, I dunno about you all but I actually miss Ruckus. Shit may have been DRM'd to high hell and back, but it was all-you-can-download for free as long as you were a student. I DL'd a ton of stuff and got around to getting rid of the DRM for most of it (I used Daniusoft Media Converter, which I got ...
by muteKi
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 61302

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

Wikipedia says this: Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers.

I've come back merely to suggest that, in fact, the odd response would somehow relate to the lovely lady's boobs.
by muteKi
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stupidity in Games
Replies: 46
Views: 6801

Re: Stupidity in Games

Giant Fox on Easy on Brawl has a tendency to just walk off the playing field when fighting him, unprovoked (0%).
by muteKi
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29512

Re: "Venting" Discussion

vqcg wrote:I think Summer is pretty but not as hot as many people seem to think.
Jewel Staite, on the other hand ... oh WOW. :oops:


I still don't get it. Am I the only one showing the love for Morena Baccarin (Inara)?
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29512

Re: "Venting" Discussion

By the way, Serenity (the movie) is not quite as good as Firefly, I think. Not bad at all, but most of the things they did different from the serial, they did worse. I liked that whole stuff about behavioural conditioning, but they shouldn't have done most of the other changes, especially those to ...
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: topic abandoned due to logic
Replies: 20
Views: 2443

Re: topic abandoned due to logic

Um, postcount +0?



Wait, if logic is abandoned...


postcount/0



SUCK IT BITCHES
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Best bad-idea ever! (The epic failure game)
Replies: 22
Views: 2664

Re: Best bad-idea ever! (The epic failure game)

Metal Machine Music: The Novel
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Speed-reading has NOTHING on this!
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Speed-reading has NOTHING on this!

I like this much. It reminds me a lot of qwantz.


Oh, and if nobody has actually done a Scarlet Letter parody of that old Rudolph song, clearly I have some work to do.
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yatzhee = Hat Guy?
Replies: 37
Views: 3229

Re: Yatzhee = Hat Guy?

Maseiken wrote:What if you have twelve hats of different varieties, stacked on top of one another?


Don't go near any monkeys.

(Who else remembers that story?)
by muteKi
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Shut up, you podsol! Scientific insults...
Replies: 31
Views: 8052

Re: Shut up, you podsol! Scientific insults...

In all of my physics experience the term "specific gravity" was never used. Just density.

I have however decided that my new favorite all-purpose insult is EAT ME, PHAGOCYTE!

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