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by delusion
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1273: "Tall Infographics"
Replies: 55
Views: 15838

Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

I've generally found that the more "tall infographic" an infographic is, the shoddier the research and reporting that actually went into the data, even when they cite their sources. This has held true whether I agree with the point attempting to be made or not.
by delusion
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0989: "Cryogenics"
Replies: 81
Views: 19029

Re: 0989: "Cryogenics"

This reminds me of a short story I read and for the LIFE of me I can't remember what it was. The premise was that one could pop forward fairly simply and easily, and it resulted in a lot of chaos. For instance, you go to the doctor's office, see there's nothing going on, and pop forward ten minutes....
by delusion
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 179325

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

That's not true. Incoming generalization, but religious people always try to twist (or completely make up) what scientists say to make them sound theistic. I've read Dawkin's work from the Selfish Gene to The God Delusion. He has personally addressed this problem to exhaustion. What I am assuming h...
by delusion
Fri May 21, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 62061

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I download everything in FLAC, if possible. I've hacked iTunes/QuickTime to work with it (I'm a crazy mac user), and when my friends want a file, I'll give it to them and leave them to discover that it is on FLAC or OGG or 5.1 mp3. When they complain, I tell 'em it was free. It stopped requests for...
by delusion
Fri May 21, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 62061

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Open source zealots are often right, and sometimes they're just off in left field. Form alliances with them when it's appropriate, and pat them on the head when it's not (ogg vorbis as an end-user music format people, I'm looking squarely at you here). What's wrong with ogg, as long as you have a d...
by delusion
Fri May 21, 2010 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 62061

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

You know, not to be pedantic, but there were plenty of good reasons to side with the open source zealots about .doc files other than the presence of open source alternatives. When I was in the Interest Program for Ulitima Online (for those of you familiar with it, the Seers program, for those of you...
by delusion
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 85088

Re: "Period" Discussion

There was no sexism in this comic. Any you found you created yourself. Stop contributing to the problem. Maybe. Or maybe you're just not attuned to the sexism that the poster sees. Either possibility makes sense. And if the latter is true, then you are the one downplaying sexism and therefore contr...
by delusion
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 85088

Re: "Period" Discussion

Luke: What's in there?
Yoda: Only what you take with you.
by delusion
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 85088

Re: "Period" Discussion

I have been trying to figure out a puzzle for a few days now which I think is another math-language pun. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. There's this girl with a tattoo on her uterus [ slightly NSFW, PG-13: http://torgo.spleens.net/skankmatics.jpg ] The closest I have come to rendering...
by delusion
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 85088

Re: "Period" Discussion

I have been trying to figure out a puzzle for a few days now which I think is another math-language pun. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. There's this girl with a tattoo on her uterus [ slightly NSFW, PG-13: http://66.114.136.163/skankmatics.jpg ] The closest I have come to rendering it ...
by delusion
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 36450

Re: "Techno" Discussion

I like a lot of minimalist electronic music. This comic reminds me of Oval. Oval make a lot of their music through the deliberate distressing of CDs, and then putting them in a very old CD player that pretty much tried to play any data it got, instead of doing sanity-checking on the data to see if i...
by delusion
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 95729

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

But they just do not, at all, compare to a ripe, juicy, seedless navel...you know, the kind with the thick peel that comes off so easy, and creates this kind of stinging, tart mist when you peel it...and each segment inside breaks off perfectly, sometimes with those little mini, ultra-sweet segment...
by delusion
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 95729

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

benjhuey wrote:Dang, I love how everyone praises Randall for making this comic and then immediately turning around and telling him how wrong it is.


I fail to see a contradiction.

It's simply unnatural to have that sort of distaste for oranges and bananas.

But yeah, fuck grapefruit.
by delusion
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 95729

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Edit: ok, now its one vote each, since all the fruit has ended up in one place. It's me doing that. I'm keeping the strawberries segregated from the other fruit. My reasoning is as follows: Strawberries used to be tasty and sweet and small. In order to make an easier-to-ship and better-looking prod...
by delusion
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 95729

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

http://www.unhelpful.org/xkcd/xkcd-fruit.jpg Minor corrections, with apologies. [del_wrk] Cherry tomatoes and roma tomatoes would be substantially higher than beefsteak tomatoes or whatever the really bland ones are called. [rFACKler] i'd put cherry tomatoes higher than grapes, most of the time [de...

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