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by flyingdics
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63723

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Funny, this is how I feel about nearly every popular nerdy franchise: Doctor Who, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Tolkien, most of the Whedonverse, Game of Thrones, etc.
by flyingdics
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 25374

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

This is exactly what I did in college. I designed my own Cognitive Science major to combine my general interests in several related topics and then hit a wall when I had to do a lot of hard work on disparate topics. I just wanted to read and eventually write fascinating popular science books. Was it...
by flyingdics
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42497

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Callback opportunity: There is always a quick shut down for these physicists. "Sorry, in this field, we can't assume a frictionless vacuum."
by flyingdics
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 21147

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

At first I thought the MC in the third panel was a reference to Escher (which would have been very fitting, of course, for that panel). Then I noticed there was MC in the first panel too. Turns out it means 'microphone controller', though it can also stand for 'main character' so I'm sticking with ...
by flyingdics
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61881

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

I hope this is available in the store soon. Perhaps if we create the overwhelming demand that got the two maps for sale...
by flyingdics
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153883

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

For an interesting perspective on the topic, listen to the last 20 minutes or so of http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=326 [This American Life]. It's not specifically math related, but it gives a little insight into the relationship girls have with being smart in public.
by flyingdics
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 22011

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

Not everyone grows up in suburbia, and not everyone has spare cash to spend. There are a lot of teenagers, especially those going to inner city schools, who have very little, if any, disposable income. This is a great point, especially since teen pregnancy is more common and more of a problem in th...
by flyingdics
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 22011

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

Jeez, anyone who thinks that handing condoms out in school will make kids have more sex is crazy. They never handed me any condoms, only textbooks and homework, and I spent more time having sex in high school than I did doing homework or studying. You give a lot of credence to the school system if y...
by flyingdics
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Subjunctive Mood is DYING in English!
Replies: 94
Views: 19582

Re: The Subjunctive Mood is DYING in English!

Strike out the "white" and you've got it. I really don't care what color someone's skin is. AAVE may have an old history, but that doesn't change that it is predominantly spoke by young people. I don't hear many older people, regardless of whether they are black, brown, yellow, red, white...

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