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by doctor_kiwano
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32710

Re: 0948 - "AI"

Burning man is hosted out in the middle of the desert. Burners mostly can play chess, most pretty well. I have to say that I have friends that are Burners who can I can hold good deep conversations. He might be reffering to some of the scene kiddie burners who only go for the drugs and sex, but wha...
by doctor_kiwano
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0658: "Orbitals"
Replies: 89
Views: 17708

Re: "Orbitals" Discussion

There's bound to be some sort of comment that can be made about Paul Erdos's nomadic lifestyle, sexual promiscuity, and forming the basis for a number that can be assigned to people (I just wish I were being distracted little enough to be able to figure it out)...
by doctor_kiwano
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48705

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

Found a link to the image in question, if anyone is interested. http://usemycomputer.com/indeximages/2004/August/map81002.gif --Patrick Hrm. Pretty strange that glasses/geeks/bookishness wasn't on there. I guess you could argue it falls under "school play" but the broader categories of ag...
by doctor_kiwano
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48705

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

The curious thing about this for me (aside from the cringe-worthy spelling of Russell as "Russel") is that comic-Gödel's response almost seems a better fit for Russell's own paradox rather than the Incompleteness Theorem. Granted, of course, there's quite a bit of conceptual similarity be...
by doctor_kiwano
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 199385

Re: "Purity" Discussion

As a professional mathematician (at least for the time being), let me assure you that what we actually do in these situations is sit down for a pint with some philosophers and alternate between snickering at everyone else, making cracks about sciences being "upstart young disciplines without ev...
by doctor_kiwano
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78105

Re: "Dangers" discussion

freak gasoline fight was good for 216, but then who didn't already know that it was dangerous to get into fights with freak gasoline.

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