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by skine
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 61134

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I didn't see other posts on the subject, but I personally get annoyed by the whole "Kill Hitler" thing. I mean, sure, he wasn't a very nice guy, but the popular notion of Hitler is that he was the boogeyman. He isn't a historical figure, but instead he's become the embodiment of all of the...
by skine
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 110031

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Randall, I defy you to name another philosopher that you agree with 90% of the time. If you reply "Aristotle" then you haven't read enough of his material. "You have terrible taste" is a disappointingly lazy reply. "Agreeing with 90 percent of every sentence" is not th...
by skine
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 24693

Re: 0963: "X11"

"Hey, Ubuntu just put out a new release! Sweet!" *Installs* "Awesome, time to boot it up and see all the new stuff!" *Notices everything is broken* "Oh yeah, there are always a few things to twerk, and I've done this all before, so it should be okay. Let's see here..." ...
by skine
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0957: "Development"
Replies: 87
Views: 19935

Re: 0957: "Development"

This is a breakdown of NHC accuracy numbers for 2010, as well as the preceding five-year period. The short of it: over that five-year span, NHC forecasts given 24 hours before a storm's landfall were off by an average of about 60 miles (53 nautical miles), with forecasts given five days ahead of ti...
by skine
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 40812

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

Now if we could only use carcinogens (like nicotine) Technically, nicotine is not a known carcinogen. There are 19 known carcinogens in tobacco smoke, but nicotine is not one of them. While dispelling nicotine myths, it, on its own, is less addictive than caffeine. What makes tobacco addictive is t...
by skine
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 40812

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

Just to make it clear, this treatment does not infect someone with HIV in a sort of Dr House plot twist where they swap one disease for another and then tell them to wear a condom.

It's a modified, harmless strain of the virus.
by skine
Mon May 02, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 216
Views: 58076

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

sportsracer48 wrote:I see a trend.

Me too.

Randall, please stop making depressing comics.

They're rather depressing.
by skine
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 20101

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

I've heard that He-Man earned a Master's in the Universe.
by skine
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"
Replies: 116
Views: 23578

Re: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"

Because of the name, I have no choice other than to link to a Don Hertzfeldt short by the same name.
by skine
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math REUs
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Math REUs

The best advice I can give is to ace your letter of intent, especially given that the majority of REU applicants are Juniors and that you have the minimal requirements to get into an REU. A quick search should provide some examples, but I really suggest talking to your advisor. Be honest about your ...
by skine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Multiplying by Zero. Need help understanding.
Replies: 20
Views: 2187

Re: Multiplying by Zero. Need help understanding.

If you have five items and you multiply them zero times, shouldn't the five items still be there, unchanged? If you have something and do not multiply it it has to be unchanged right? For this example, it's more accurate to assume you are drawing the items out of a bag. Thus "zero times five&q...
by skine
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 27474

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

For those not in the know, let me google that for you:

The Game, The Rules, The Giving Tree and The Metamorphosis.
by skine
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 14370

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

Unfortunately, given your hand-written caps, I can't tell which one is Samuel L. Jackson.

Thank god he hired a new assistant once Newman filled his plot requirements.
by skine
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Quick Question about comic 594
Replies: 12
Views: 2213

Re: Quick Question about comic 594

Link

Welcome to the internet.
by skine
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 26726

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

If my children don't know how to use AdAware, NoScript and condoms by the time they hit puberty, then I'll consider myself a failed parent.
by skine
Mon May 31, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 26804

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

A geek is one who bites heads off of chickens.

A nerd is one who knows this definition.
by skine
Tue May 04, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 16646

Re: "Floor" Discussion

wait waitwait. is that playground a bloody kit?!? I thought it was the one and only super cool playground dubbed "castle park" in my youthfull, blissfull days. I thihnk it was in lexington? we could only go there if we were ever so lucky. If there is more than one my joy may be deminished...
by skine
Tue May 04, 2010 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bubba Hotep Game (They Fight Crime variant)
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Bubba Hotep Game (They Fight Crime variant)

I'm sure everyone has heard of the rule that adding "... in bed" at the end of the message in a fortune cookie makes it more interesting. Personally, I'm of the opinion that any movie summary* can be made more interesting by adding "... and then they fight mummies." As a (terribl...
by skine
Mon May 03, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 16646

Re: "Floor" Discussion

I'm honestly not sure if I played "the floor is lava" when I was a kid. We did play "don't touch the stones," seeing as our playground was of the type with large wooden structures surrounded by the tiny stones that always got in your shoes. I guess we just weren't that creative. ...
by skine
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Terrible Jokes
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Terrible Jokes

@kernelpanic:

The point of terrible jokes (as with anti-comedy) is that the joke is more for the teller (or those in the know) than for the listener.

If you're interested in good comedy, the Norm MacDonald segment of the Bob Saget roast is excellent.
by skine
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Terrible Jokes
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Terrible Jokes

Basically I love terrible jokes and anti-comedy. To start it off: A teenage boy decides that he really wants a pair of pink socks. Realizing that he doesn't have a single dollar and the pair of socks costs four dollars, he does what every teenage boy does, and asks his father. His father, realizing ...
by skine
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 34599

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

aurumelectrum13 wrote:Help! The comic isn't showing up!

You must be going to http:\\xkcd.com\

Edit: Actually, this still works just fine in Firefox.
by skine
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD april fools - Unixkcd Interface (mega-merge)
Replies: 76
Views: 13593

Re: XKCD april fools

So I've gotten to the 'make me a sandwich' vs 'sudo make me a sandwich', and apparently xkcd is already updated from 'sudo apt-get update'.

Is there anything interesting to do that I'm missing?
by skine
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 19618

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

To clarify:

In certain debates, you will hear about the evolution of bridges as comparable to the evolution of life. The point is that life and architecture do not reproduce in the same fashion. This is what I meant above.
by skine
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 19618

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

The point of the article: There are some ID-ers who don't see the difference between the two statements:

A Frenchman and an American can reproduce. The Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower cannot.
by skine
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 19618

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

The only reason they liked the Braised and Confused Newt was because of the weed.

And the high school chicks, man.
by skine
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Godel Incompleteness Theorem
Replies: 47
Views: 4349

Re: Godel Incompleteness Theorem

In essence, what Godel stated was that; pick two: (1) statements that are right are not wrong, (2) all statements are either right or wrong, (3) every possible statement can fit into the above two. Basically, in Math, as in every science, we assume that what makes sense is true until it can be dispr...
by skine
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 40778

Re: "I Am" Discussion

I've tried at least a dozen times now, but I can't reconcile the accents in the two panels. (I've also realized that I imagine accents while I'm reading) The first one is the big booming "god" voice, and the second is Anthony Daniels. I'm getting closer though, as God now "sounds"...
by skine
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0707: "Joshing"
Replies: 63
Views: 16780

Re: "Joshing" Discussion

@arbivark: While that is a great movie, I highly doubt that that is what he was going for. Though blasphemy on a website replete with nerds, I'll claim that Alec Guinness' three worst movies were Star Wars. Also, Josh : Noun 1. Good natured banter Verb 1. (transitive) To tease someone in a kindly fa...
by skine
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 33878

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

Wait, is that supposed to be a knight errant (wandering aimlessly, a la Quixote)?
by skine
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 20522

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

makc wrote:
skine wrote:"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc
this one is funnier ;)

I'm honestly not sure whether to laugh or cry.
by skine
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 20522

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc
by skine
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 23115

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

FlyingCow371 wrote:Goodbye, Geocities...with the constant construction of the epilepsy-inducing sloppy code. The hitcounter is kinda low, though. 36 hits in over 5 minutes? It's probably just a static image.

I also had number 36.

So either it's a static image, or you and I are the same person.
by skine
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 29994

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

Reminded me greatly of Blade Runner and this comic: http://myapokalips.com/public/cartoons/021_Robot_Tattoo.png Of course, it brings up the question: When we're actually able to create skin-jobs (or replicants if you want me to be Basically Decent), how are we going to deal with the skin-job spambot...
by skine
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 25247

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

*gasp* You're in the future now! :shock: Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop. Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie? Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now. Dark Helmet: What happened to then? Colonel Sand...
by skine
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 25247

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

My boss once observed, "It is possible to travel through time, but only in one direction, and at a constant speed." This just reminds me of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and how it describes humans as two dimensional animals; able to travel nontrivially in the third dimension only throu...
by skine
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 25247

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

'So the [woman] travels through time?'

'Sure! Just like everything else! [She] also goes over water. Come on!'



http://xkcd.com/209/



'Man, there's future *everywhere*'
by skine
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 49806

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

I feel like Pietro's going to be eaten alive here momentarily so I just want to chime in quietly that I agree with him. I like xkcd itself orders of magnitude more than I like the other xkcd fans I've met. The whole self-congratulatory "I got this reference and laughed about it and I like that...
by skine
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 49806

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

theEdge wrote:well, this is what comes from merging xkcd with another internet-meme... it sucks.
please, randall, get your own ideas...

Mixing xkcd with memes from the internet?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
by skine
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 49806

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

That's terrible. I feel like somebody just stabbed me in the kidneys because of how terrible that pun was. That's pretty much what I came here to say, and copying someone else's comment certainly fits with the spirit of the comic. One might even go so far as to say that it is integral to the plot. ...

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