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by ohki
Fri May 18, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 47142

Re: 1057: "Klout"

Isn't this just http://thewhuffiebank.org/ except with the actual social aspect of transferring score to those you feel deserving removed?
by ohki
Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 24042

Re: 0871: "Charity"

Financial donations are an ineffective way to measure care.

Exercise: Think about the thing you care the most about. Now realize that it is impossible for you to care as much about that as Steve Jobs potentially could.
by ohki
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61721

Re: 0814: Diode

Ah... then there's the zener diode relationship. It all flows one way unt- YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M NOT SORRY. IN FACT, I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE. GOODBYE.
by ohki
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 45395

Re: 0810: Constructive

400million X 100 per week is doable with access to a Botnet The "many other measures against it" are not specified, but it would have to include not accepting new words when such an attack is in progress. Keep in mind, many of the measures are probably automated. The "penis" att...
by ohki
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 45395

Re: 0810: "Constructive"

Aaah, get out of my head <author>! This <mediaType> is so funny because it's true. It's one of those things that, if someone applied in the real world, would be amazing. The clever mix of nerdy and insightful is why <website> is my favorite <mediaType>. If you like <mediaType>s like this, I'd also r...
by ohki
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40364

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Know what pisses me off? When I walk in the front door of our office every morning, my desk isn't right there in front of me. There's not even a sign telling me how to get to my desk. There's a reception area with some chairs and plants and photos of projects we've worked on - what the hell, that's...
by ohki
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40364

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Our main page was similar, but we had a portal (requiring login) that was customizable with all sorts of useful and completely useless things: phone directory, billing dates, 10x10 minesweeper, political cartoon of the day, etc. Of course all the grading stuff was handled by Blackboard... which... y...
by ohki
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78931

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

This has always been one of my favorite wikipedia images: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e5/Vector_Video_Standards2.svg/1000px-Vector_Video_Standards2.svg.png It's also a pertinent reminder of why words like "Super," "Extended," "Ultra," and "High...
by ohki
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0705: "Devotion to Duty"
Replies: 99
Views: 27131

Re: "Devotion to Duty" discussion

The weird sense of duty really good sysadmins have can border on sociopathic, but it's nice to know that it stands between the forces of darkness and your cat blog's servers. I was all ready to be a grammar nazi and insist that it should be "cat's blog" rather than "cat blog's" ...
by ohki
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0687: "Dimensional Analysis"
Replies: 159
Views: 64051

Re: "Dimensional Analysis" discussion

Howdy people, I've been reading this comic almost since it started and only just registered to say that surely these calculations should be done with mpg converted to km? We've been through this before. The whole point of the dimensional analysis is that it does not matter what units you choose to ...
by ohki
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27523

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

I was not able to read through the whole spec yet, but I am pretty sure you don't know what you are talking about with respect to the USB standard itself. In any case, having a stable clock is not that important: USB devices wait for the host to request the next chunk data. The real problem is that...
by ohki
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27523

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

Looks like the potential of a neuron membrane ranges from about -70 mV to 30 mV. So, powered USB is out, unless you can do something like use blood flow to power a tiny generator. -10 mV to 10 mV is low-speed USB (1.5 Mbit/s), not sure what the switching speed of a neuron is. USB is a pretty complex...
by ohki
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23854

Re: "Simple" Discussion

I liked this comic because it was funny. It was funny because one person asks a complicated question. Then the other man says a simple answer. This is not what you expect.
by ohki
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0530: "I'm An Idiot"
Replies: 123
Views: 34298

Re: "I'm An Idiot" Discussion

In expected "RANDALL, GET OUT OF MY HEAD" fashion, this happened to me about 2-3 days ago. I can see through the corner of his blinds: he has noise canceling headphones on and is plugged into RockBand. I knock on both doors to his apartment and his windows- nothing. I call him three times-...
by ohki
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40921

Re: "Tones" Discussion

My ringtone is the "Newtype Flash" sound effect. It's really short, easy to hear, and I know anyone who instinctively looks around or dodges has similar tastes.

I once put bananaphone on there as a joke, but received far too many death threats.
by ohki
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25388

Re: Quantum Teleportation

No, it's not silly at all to assume that it's completely impossible. If it were possible it would completely overthrow the most fundamental things we now know about how the universe works. All of quantum mechanics and relativity would, essentially, be false. Ah, but see? That's the beautiful bit ab...
by ohki
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0443: "Know Your Vines"
Replies: 167
Views: 31814

Re: "Know Your Vines" Discussion

Am I to believe you were both wholly without any sort of ethernet cable? I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU BOTH!
by ohki
Mon May 19, 2008 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0425: "Fortune Cookies"
Replies: 85
Views: 19544

Re: "Fortune Cookies" Discussion

If you had a fortune cookie that said "Happiness is being in bed" and you appended "except in bed," would the universe end?

Send help; trapped in a cookie factory
by ohki
Sun May 04, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0018: "Snapple"
Replies: 49
Views: 27179

Re: Re:

meat.paste wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:One of my favorites is the jpeg in the atached file. My HS chemistry teacher showed me this visual pun.


Thank you for commenting it. I would have stared at that for days until I figured it out :D
by ohki
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61755

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Hmmm, webcam + gyroscope + magnets + hamster = same idea, but with a more complex navigation system :)
by ohki
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61755

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

I actually meant passing a current through the two bearings, not using the rolling (good thinking, though). or yeah, just use two solenoids to induce a current into the other one. Hope that the B field doesn't screw up any of the electronics. Well, you'd have to get it through the ball somehow. If ...
by ohki
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61755

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

It is not clear how the webcam is powered - unless it has some sort of internal battery pack. Yes. You could attempt power transfer through the ball bearings, if the ball is made out of a semi-conductor material. or you could try using some form of EM to do it, though I'm not sure if we have anythi...
by ohki
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 61755

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Image

I can't be the only one here who thought of this :P
by ohki
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 33131

Re: "Startled" Discussion

mudge wrote:Seriously? I mean ... how are people fawning over this?

Next Randall is going to take a picture of his morning bowel movements and slap an alt-tag on it, and people will still go gaga over it.


Like Oh me yarm Oh, that would be so totally avant garde!
by ohki
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 33131

Re: "Startled" Discussion

Looking kinda Chichiri there, black hat guy...
by ohki
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 40086

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

ohnoesmilk wrote:EPIC


Paiev wrote:EPIC. WIN.

That was an amazing comic.

Also, regarding the repeated text, I think it was a mistake. If you compare the words, they're written in exactly the same way. It will probably mysteriously vanish shortly.


I believe you fine gents mean EPOCH WIN.
by ohki
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 65483

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

Helicopter cancer... I think you have to fight those in Trauma center.
by ohki
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 51779

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

I think the pace is too slow, *especially* when drinking, that it would be a problem. To each his own, though. I agree about teh sex and booze, though. There's an optimal level of alcohol consumption for any activity, and it's reaching this optimum that's the tricksy bit. Now, the question is, what...
by ohki
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 51779

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

Heh, shuffle.. that could be awkward, but I think I can beat it. When I was living on campus last year, I had three roommates, but we all had separate rooms, connected by a common area. One of them made a habit of practicing the banjo in said common area. The... rest of the story kinda tells itself...
by ohki
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41237

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

The FPU Intel kb is funny because it's true. Blatantly not. Assuming just a 16-bit normalised signed floating point number with 8-bits each for the exponent and the mantissa you can represent 1024 exactly. i.e: 0100 0000 0000 1011 = 0.1 2 * 10 2 1011 2 = 10,000,000,000 2 = 1024 10 http://en.wikiped...
by ohki
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27410

Re: Making Rules

Just because this thread was entirely too non-violent already: UPS truck = U Punch Someone. Not sure where it came from, but I only fell for it once.
Shotgun!
by ohki
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31780

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

But we're not self replicating.

We're sexy, sexy something else machines.
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Now, THAT'S an interesting idea. Although I'd really hate it if the US started running ads like that. I think you might even run into a First Amendment problem because the "gay" issue is religious for a lot of folks. You aren't restricting their freedom to speak, you're are you endorsing/...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

When you're goal is to break down the social structures that cause them to be underpriveleged, you have to be aware of and deal with racial/gender groups. You have to be able to see what you're fighting. If you just remove legal impediments that stop women/racial minorities/sexual minorities from d...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Let's be clear: "anti-racism" is a form of racism , plain and simple. And I just don't think that's ever okay. You can't use people as a means to an end; you have to treat them as the end itself. No, that is wrong. Anti-racism is not racism. Equating the two is disingenuous, and reeks of ...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Yeah, I've dating one of them. He's horrible at math and doesn't understand why "a smart girl like me" would like him. It's rather silly: one's math ability doesn't indicate one's intelligence. It's just a wonder we're having this debate at all when it doesn't matter. People who like flex...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

... Though I do think guys get more intimidated by girls who know something about math than what they probably see as "the norm." Funny, given present company, I'd think we'd be more likely to shrug off those who wasn't above average math and/or science. Then again, not a sample that accu...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

dramallama wrote:
Other-topic:
a^3 = cubert(b^3-3*pi), so if the lower bound was 0, b would be cubert(3pi) which is about 2.112307021... (assuming dx, of course)


And assuming that the constant is zero, of course.

If we're supposing it's bounded, there shouldn't be a constant of integration.
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

[See below] The Idiot : __________. It's a scientific fact The Non-idiot : That's stupid. You're stupid. You have no basis from which to say that. We don't have any real basis from which to say that __________. The Nitpicker: Actually, isn't it possible that maybe __________? It could happen. Here'...
by ohki
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153564

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

I'm beginning to think that comics like this are a brilliant ploy to increase both the membership and diversity of the forums, in addition to stimulating some rather *ahem* interesting conversation.

I'm on to you Munroe.

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