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by hagger
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 26150

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

I'd have to say I'm not one of the ones who found this depressing. Definitely poignant, and one of the best comics for ages. Still, depressing? It's an interesting exploration of how reality can never match up to imagination, but not emo-depressing. I suppose emo nowadays implies terrible expression...
by hagger
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 52296

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

So I gather from this thread an "egg drop" is some sort of contest at school where you have to design a contraption to safely drop an egg from some height? Because this is the first I've ever heard of it. I too have never heard of one of these. I assume it's an American thing? We did bott...
by hagger
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0165: "Turn Signals"
Replies: 54
Views: 22948

Re: UNofficial "Turn Signal" discussion

not a turn signal story I'm afraid, but somewhat similar (ish) I got into a friends parked car once and noticed the one in front was the exact same model and colour as the car I was in, when I looked at the number plate and got the horrible feeling that for some reason we might be in the wrong car,...
by hagger
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle
Replies: 47
Views: 7274

Re: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle

Well, I presume it said something interesting. However, the video's been taken down now. I'll try searching for it on other video sites maybe. EDIT: apparently, a number of them have been taken down, but not all :?:, but the full version is available for download at Megaupload. http://www.megaupload...
by hagger
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LHC down
Replies: 25
Views: 3565

Re: LHC down

BBC just released a second article, which annoys me a bit more. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7627631.stm . The title? "What happened to the Big Bang machine?" Seriously, there's enough hysteria, we don't need people like the BBC stoking it. Hope it comes online again soon. App...
by hagger
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is it worth trying to get into Oxford/Cambridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Is it worth trying to get into Oxford/Cambridge?

My recommendation is to go for it. However, don't be disappointed if you don't get in, as the interview process is quite tough, especially if you haven't been coached. From my experience, most of the kids who apply to Oxbridge have been attending Public schools where they have been getting many prac...
by hagger
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?
Replies: 105
Views: 96339

Re: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?

I've tried Chrome myself, finding it alot faster than Firefox, which is important on my slow laptop. However, on my desktop, I'm still liking Firefox, with all those lovely add-ons. I do like how it looks though. It lets me forget Im using Windows for a time. Plus, if it finally stops people like my...
by hagger
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What do you think we will see at the LHC?
Replies: 160
Views: 20765

Re: Question about the Large Hadron Collider

The energy in this case is more akin to an aircraft carrier moving at 30 knots. Is that really true? 2808 bunches * 1.15 * 10 11 protons in each bunch * 7 TeV = 362 MJ as the total kinetic energy carried in the circulating p beam. A Nimitz class carrier has a displacement of close to 100,000 tons, ...
by hagger
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favourite Scientist - extended poll.
Replies: 32
Views: 3199

Re: Favourite Scientist - extended poll.

I went for Newton. Theres just so much more to the man than just the "apple fell on his head, found gravity" story you hear in high school. These kinds of lists always feel inadequate. There will always be people missed out, because being a scientist more than 100 years ago had a very diff...
by hagger
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0431: "Delivery"
Replies: 77
Views: 17648

Re: "Delivery" Discussion

meh...

This is a tricky situation to mock with a quick comic, especially given the people who usually read this comic. I applaud Randall for trying, and it is quite funny, but it's also a bit too much...

I say again, meh.
by hagger
Fri May 30, 2008 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0430: "Every Damn Morning"
Replies: 184
Views: 37773

Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Now please, enough "Get out of my head" commentary. xkcd deals with common human themes, ideals, beliefs, practises and routines time after time. It's human nature for the wild visions you only glimpse in a semi-conscious state to not be stored onto your 1500 terabyte hard drive the insta...
by hagger
Mon May 26, 2008 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0428: "Starwatching"
Replies: 63
Views: 12065

Re: "Starwatching" Discussion

I personally find Blog to be a reasonably normal word. Maybe its something to do with being aware of more languages: words just don't sound weird anymore.

I have to agree that blogosphere is taking a step too far though. I also think that lion king references are the cheese. Rowr.
by hagger
Wed May 07, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35641

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

Just going to add my congratulations for this comic. We've had a fair few nerdy comics lately, and while I do like them, I like these comics just as much, if not more sometimes. I have experienced something along these lines, and since we're still friends, I might be invited to the wedding if it hap...
by hagger
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Yeah Science (boo creationism) - Ape Fishing Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3539

Re: Yeah Science (boo creationism) - Ape Fishing Thread

Just wanting to add, I found an article on the same topic in yesterday's Times (London Times, that is). It is a bit clearer, talking about prangutans clubbing the fish and copying humans in attempting to spear them, which is a bit more credible and in line with the picture from the Mail. It also men...
by hagger
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 32747

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

I'm not sure what I need more now, a WiFi decryptor or open-source field agents. I wonder if I copied the program and used it on multiple computers if it would then create a small army of field agents... I could take over.... CANADA! Windows is finally doomed... who can resist the power of the open...
by hagger
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37722

Re: "Techno" Discussion

Didn't care for this comic. Shows a complete lack of understanding of the music genre, and shows the artist has never truly listened to it. Someone needs a sense of humor injection, stat! I have a sense of humour, but I'm sorry to say that this joke left me cold, and not because I like "techno...
by hagger
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36806

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

Well... perhaps I'm getting into this too much, but I thought the slamming into Calvin & Hobbes was more a light-hearted way of saying "enough philosophy now, we're almost copying them!" In any case, I still found it hilarious, especially because I associate those types of philosophica...
by hagger
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416907

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Lovely city, but I got tired of drug tourists and drunk Englishmen getting on the cycling path when I was trying to cycle home. Amsterdam has got SO much more to offer than drugs and booze, and I've really heard too much comments like "Yeah I've been to Amsterdam but I only remember the flight...
by hagger
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Tax Collector's Tribulations
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: The Tax Collector's Tribulations

RE: imMAW Well, I can kinda see the point, although I would have to say that the phrasing " the house next door" suggests that the ages add up to the same house. I guess it's quite hard to find reasonably simple logic puzzles which haven't been done to death on a forum like this. Still, th...
by hagger
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Tax Collector's Tribulations
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

The Tax Collector's Tribulations

I apologise if this has been posted before or is too easy, but I look around quite often for logic puzzles, and I've only heard this one from my grandad. I assume no-one on the fora knows my grandad (unless the stalker problem is worse than I thought...) so I'll see how this goes. A stressed single-...
by hagger
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 18601

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

The thing about religious people attempting to use scientific arguments to support their cause is that religion makes a central claim: that God is omnipotent and omniscient, and intelligent enough not to create a rock he cannot lift. Following this argument, any scientific evidence is simply backgro...

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