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by DreadArchon
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172776

Re: 1663: "Garden"

After 10 minutes I have a cat, a tiny tree waving in the wind, and a tuft of grass. Hm.
by DreadArchon
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 19550

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

Confusion wrote:I guess Randall just discovered http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php


I love that forum. I like the ones who describe their cooling systems as "turn the flashlight on for no more than five seconds and allow at least 10 minutes to cool down between uses."
by DreadArchon
Mon May 25, 2015 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 51291

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

You can tell this was a fantastic comic by the number of people trying to one-up the name selection process. :D
by DreadArchon
Sun May 10, 2015 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 63909

Re: Avengers!

roband wrote:Or it's just Stark bringing up sex in any possible situation.


I took it this way.

I do share the notion that this was a rather questionable joke to throw in, regardless of one's level of culture. Those most likely to get the reference seem to also be the most likely to take umbrage.
by DreadArchon
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"
Replies: 25
Views: 21899

Re: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"

krabcat wrote:Then i found The World Ocean. Columbia Encyclopedia. 28 May 2007 which flat out said that the average was 3.9C


Good to know. Thank you, helpful user. :)
by DreadArchon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Replies: 44
Views: 9079

Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I've been waiting for this one. I liked it, and I thought the second post-credits scene was a nice touch.

I only briefly lost my suspension of disbelief: How the heck did the point defense turrets at the end fail to shoot down such a slow-moving target? Advanced tech indeed. :roll:
by DreadArchon
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 35186

Re: Specific Rim

Why couldn't you surround the entire reactor with enough explosives to compress all of the uranium inside? Would the other materials interfere with the compression process? It is worse than Diadem told you. Reactors and bombs both use chain reactions. Uranium breaks apart and shoots neutrons all ov...
by DreadArchon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 35186

Re: pacific rim

This movie was awesome even if scientifically vapid. It was everything I hoped it would be. Also, my thanks to sparkyb: For those of you that think Pacific Rim is a mindless, dumb robot explosiongasm, you should take a look at this article that makes a case that it has a depth to the visual storytel...
by DreadArchon
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 29916

Re: Man of Steel

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:"I don't really like superhero movies. I loved Man Of Steel."

That sums it up well, I think!


There, there. Maybe Justice League will be an actual superhero movie and you guys will love it.
by DreadArchon
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 29916

Re: Man of Steel

I like blasty space operas better than superhero stuff anyway. I loved this movie. :P
by DreadArchon
Sun May 20, 2012 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 63909

Re: Avengers!

I went to see the movie a second time today and it was sold out. I guess we aren't the only ones who enjoyed it.
by DreadArchon
Sun May 06, 2012 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 63909

Re: Avengers!

Whoah, this movie was excellent. I expected it to be good, but not that good. This is the first movie I've been to in a long, long time that could get such consistent reactions from the audience. :shock: I won't fault it for all the lines I couldn't hear over the top of audience laughter/cheering. I...
by DreadArchon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Steve Jobs
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Wodashin wrote:People who buy Apple products would probably be swayed to Nazism.

That depends. Who are the Jews in this analogy?
by DreadArchon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Steve Jobs
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Oflick wrote:And people say Macs can't get viruses...


APPLE STOCK PLUMMETS AFTER SOMEONE INVENTS COMPUTER CANCER!
News at 11.


Edit: And then Linux loses followers to e-leukemia.
by DreadArchon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Steve Jobs
Replies: 210
Views: 28779

Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Djehutynakht wrote:All I can think of is how their tribute picture looks like they were preparing for this and how it coincides too perfectly with a not-so-booming new iPhone...


Freaking Buddhists, always thinking outside of the traditional bounds of human mortality. Do not trust them! :x
by DreadArchon
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate glitch thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8513

Re: Ultimate glitch thread

although the game tries to remove the items automatically upon exiting the sim, you can place them into your convenient dead body/container, and then take them out again once you finish exiting the simulation pod. this could be abused to obtain infinite ammunition for most common weapons, as well a...
by DreadArchon
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6878

Re: Captain America

Besides Adacore's points, I also just regarded Cap as being a bit like The Doctor (regarding his ability to adapt wildly on the fly and the panache with which he does it).
by DreadArchon
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7606

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

Ryom wrote:Battlefield Earth was a good book, but we do not mention the movie.

This was more or less my point, yes.
by DreadArchon
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7606

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

In Battlefield Earth... With gold having such useful physical, chemical, and nuclear properties, I tend to assume that the people protesting "alien prospectors" are basing their comments less on a rational objection and more on a reflexive lashing out against things that remind them of th...
by DreadArchon
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7606

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

Somehow I think its probably easier to convert common elements into gold than it is to build a space ship that can travel at any reasonable pace between solar systems. And how much experience do you have at these two things? :shock: The reliable creation of gold is normally done by supernovae , it'...
by DreadArchon
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7606

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

I actually thought their motive was an amusing detail. Making the aliens basically high tech prospectors helped meld the genre-cross, IMHO. I liked that plot point a lot. Also, I don't see why that motivation would be so hard to believe, if indeed it is rare--certainly it does have useful physical ...
by DreadArchon
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7606

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

I have noticed a lack of American Indians in the trailer, and considering that is about half the book's cast i'm guessing they are moving away from that aspect of the book, which is a shame, because that was most of the better characters. Well, I don't know how it compares to the book, but I enjoye...
by DreadArchon
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6878

Re: Captain America

Also, I can't for the life of me figure out what the point of Pvt. Lorraine was in the movie. She, uh, was Captain America's first kiss, I guess? Just the way she was acting kept making me expect her to be a spy or something. She was the indicator that girls like him now, as distinct from before, w...
by DreadArchon
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Knights of Badassdom
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Knights of Badassdom

That trailer was painful to watch. I expect I'll see the movie and enjoy it at least a little just because it can't be as bad as the trailer makes it look.

>.<

Fun premise, though. :)
by DreadArchon
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6878

Re: Captain America

Isn't it pretty obvious that their weren't any swastikas because they don't want the movie banned in parts of Europe? Probably, but clearly the "problems" noted in that review come from a dislike of the movie, rather than the other way around. Let's look at this: Artifacts from the Norse ...
by DreadArchon
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6878

Re: Captain America

Insignia Weirdness Yeah, that was weird. I'm not sure I could possibly care any less, but yes, it was weird. I thought the movie was awesome with a side of awesome, regardless of who wore what insignia. I thought they did a fine job of showing Cap to be patriotic without it getting in the way of sh...
by DreadArchon
Mon May 02, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists
Replies: 16
Views: 3823

Re: Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists

All that bloodflow downwards and away from the brain can't possibly be good for mentally taxing activities, either! Blood flux isn't a zero-sum proposition. Your heart beating faster puts more blood into your brain as it does with your wang. Besides, "getting your creative juices flowing"...
by DreadArchon
Mon May 02, 2011 1:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists
Replies: 16
Views: 3823

Re: Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists

CorruptUser wrote:But marriage/children and "emotionally capable OR likable" are heavily correlated.

I haven't seen much correlation at all on this one. :lol:
by DreadArchon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congress Insults the Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 4728

Re: Congress Implies 9/11 Responders Are Terrorists

Is there some reason they have to suspect responders of being more likely to be a terrorist (than the general american population) Well, we know that terrorists made the buildings fall down. And the first responders were right there when it happened and they didn't hold them up or anything! I mean,...
by DreadArchon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congress Insults the Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 4728

Re: Congress Implies 9/11 Responders Are Terrorists

So... they... Wha? I'm more worried about the implications of what they're looking for than I am by the insult. One of these things has happened: ⋅ Congress thinks there was another terrorist attack during the cleanup and they don't want those responsible to get paid. Naturally there's som...
by DreadArchon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists
Replies: 16
Views: 3823

Statistics: Male vs Female Physicists

http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/intltrends.html This is an interesting report, at least if you're nerdy enough. It compares Male vs Female physicists in less developed vs more developed countries. Unsurprisingly, female physicists are more likely to be distracted by children, but actually male...
by DreadArchon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39242

Re: 891: Movie Ages

And another movie related one. Hands up anyone who vividly remembers a leather catsuited Michelle Pfeiffer somersaulting out of an exploding electrical store in Batman Returns? Yes? Well she was the subject of an article and interview in Saga magazine. Last year. I think maybe we can just assume th...
by DreadArchon
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29897

Re: 0890: Etymology

I've got another explanation for the whole "12 Parsecs" statement. The idea comes from a simple question - how does "Hyperspace" work? I mean, we're talking about Faster Than Light drives. All issues of normal space 'distance', perhaps don't apply the same way. So, for example, ...
by DreadArchon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39242

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Phone books is what gets me. I remember being young and using a phone book. Now every time I use a campus directory to look up an undergrad's contact info, which often includes phone number, they get all panicky. They genuinely aren't old enough to know that phone numbers used to be public info by d...
by DreadArchon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39242

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Yay charts! :D
by DreadArchon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29897

Re: 0890: Etymology

I haven't asked a phycisist to calculate the effect of special relativity at 14c, but I expect I'd get funny looks. Just because you can push the boundaries and hard limits doesn't mean the whole subject goes out the window. "Go faster, get spacetime geometry changes" could quite probably...
by DreadArchon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29897

Re: 0890: Etymology

What I find strangest about the parsecs discussion is that nobody ever brings up special relativity. Higher speeds give you a shorter distance in your own frame of reference, so your speed can be measured by the distance you appear to be covering, even if you're doing a straight line through empty s...
by DreadArchon
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29897

Re: 0890: Etymology

I knew this comic would be mega-ultra-hyper-overanalyzed when I saw it.

Me, I just thought it was funny as given. :D
by DreadArchon
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57346

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Awesome! I love this style, and I definitely got a kick out of reading 20 minutes for an AYB joke. Also, he may have missed some humor opportunities, but that's probably because he kept his research method pure. Which actually makes me like it even more. And I didn't buy the last posters, but if thi...
by DreadArchon
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48354

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

:D

Wait.... reading thread.... There are places that actually ask this?

Even better. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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