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by serrath
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 16540

Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

If everything melts so quickly, what does this mean for weather systems? I imagine in the summertime that could cause quite the commotion!

Bigtext abused because no one else was discussing this topic. To make up for it, any further comments I make on the subject will be sized thusly.
by serrath
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Re: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)

Why code when you can put it into the Racket IDE, see the paren-highlighting cry out as if millions of souls all died at once, and sink to your knees in despair, realizing Moole is the devil himself.?
by serrath
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Re: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)

When the great recursion reaches its base-case, I fear for your soul, little atom.
by serrath
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Re: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)

There is a moderator out there who just made my list! Beware, moderator, you are no longer a lonely atom!
by serrath
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Open Letter (to Mr. Munroe)

Dear Mr. Munroe, Some time ago, I read your comic, http://xkcd.com/859/. I'm afraid to say the unmatched left-paren has left (no pun intended) unresolved tension in my life ever since. You see, my first programming language (learned at the age of 13, and thereafter changing my worldview) was LISP. S...
by serrath
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 241
Views: 80915

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Has anyone noticed that global thermonuclear war is notably absent from this list?

Perhaps there just isn't enough data of humans vs. computers in global thermonuclear war. We should try to obtain some...
by serrath
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 46191

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

There was no comic #404, and Randall started indexing at 1 instead of 0; this is comic #999.
by serrath
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who else really wants a mini-series followup to this comic?
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

Who else really wants a mini-series followup to this comic?

It's "Explorers".
http://xkcd.com/839/

I really want more on this!

Spoiler:
How could there possibly be a spoiler to this? Use your head.
by serrath
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 33691

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

Clearly her question was in ternary.

I'm in bold because I'm more important.
by serrath
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 22145

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

Aaaaaaaand the writers of Eureka now have to re-write an episode that has yet to air.
by serrath
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 27983

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Oooh, but there is a weakness. A skillful hacker might take a peek in the shoebox to see if you wrote down the combination to the safe or anything else useful.

But obviously, they'd just dig through your valuables, find nothing of use, and get back to cracking that safe.
by serrath
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 162727

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Shit's too damn small to read, needs a click-to-zoom thing.
by serrath
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 46433

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

What's the "Monster Cable" experiment?
by serrath
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 27216

Re: 0835: "Tree"

Should've used a min-heap...
by serrath
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 18599

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

I thought bitter almond was the cyanide taste?
by serrath
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 18599

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

On the ball and on your game, Randall!
by serrath
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 25761

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

When I have a really really good idea and I know I will never come around to working on it, I write up a short story about it or mention it on a fora or tell smart people the idea. Not because I want credit for the idea but because I want the idea to become real because it would be really really co...
by serrath
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 25761

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

This is a little angry and satirical for Randall, hope he's doing okay...
by serrath
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 32285

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

fiveofoh wrote:Wait, why has no one mentioned the waterslide comic? I loved the rest of them, but I just flat-out don't understand that one at all. Is there some reference I'm missing or something?


Honeymooners.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1zul2aCM8
by serrath
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 32285

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Can someone explain the instant persuasiveness multiplier to me? Please?
by serrath
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 26849

Re: 0813: One-Liners

This graph is SOLIDLY backwards. He clearly mislabeled the axis. There's no way he thought that fucking up a 1984 reference would be a better idea for an action hero than referencing a classic movie. It's like the whole Yippe-Ki-Yay Roy Rogers type thing from Die Hard, for crying out loud... If I f...
by serrath
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 86505

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

To everyone trying to figure out where relativity plays a role in GPS device: There's a relativistic doppler-shift in frequency of light due to gravity in the signal between the GPS device and the satellite. That simple (or horribly complex, if you will). It's not a timing thing, it's not a the-wor...
by serrath
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 86505

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Does anyone else it's hilarious that the only two "crazy phenomena" being used in reality are downright contradictory? (At least, our present working knowledge of each contradicts what we know about the other.)
by serrath
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 18526

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

davor wrote:
scarletmanuka wrote:The idea of making Risk more realistic was pretty much abandoned after the 1939-1945 game...


Indeed :-/


Someone said it before and I'll say it again: DefCon.
by serrath
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 18526

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Forget about the graphics, the physics engine is terrible! What happened to conservation of momentum? That car colliding with the truck should have moved the whole resultant mass forward (killing the frog). Get with it people! 1) Trucks have a LOT more mass than cars, especially loaded ones. 2) If ...
by serrath
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 45355

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

Randall claims homeopathy is a scam, and yet he probably still gets a tetanus shot every 5 years. ;) Thread pwnt, signing out. Is a tetanus shot just a piece of rusty nail, ground up and diluted so much that it would be a complete miracle if even one atom of it still remained, but in all likelyhood...
by serrath
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 45355

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

Randall claims homeopathy is a scam, and yet he probably still gets a tetanus shot every 5 years. ;)

Thread pwnt, signing out.
by serrath
Wed May 26, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is sex a form of self-expression?
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Is sex a form of self-expression?

Feel free to discuss if it is or isn't and to what degree.
by serrath
Wed May 26, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Returning to School
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Returning to School

F1RST P0ST!!

If you don't have anything useful to say, don't say anything at all. - gmalivuk
by serrath
Tue May 18, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Comic Facebook Feed
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: New Comic Facebook Feed

Anyone know a tutorial so that I can make something like this?
by serrath
Wed May 12, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Comic Facebook Feed
Replies: 2
Views: 551

New Comic Facebook Feed

We really need some kind of group with a script or whatever to post new comics to your facebook feed. I feel like "like"-ing (yes, bite me grammar natzis [and you can bite me too, whoever was about to post the demotivator about spelling nazi wrong]) half these comics. It'd be a nice feedba...
by serrath
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 31554

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

Yeah seriously, if you needed vespene gas for pylons, you'd be effed.
by serrath
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 31554

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

Randall Munroe! Did you seriously just mess up "me" and "I" in the hovertext of a webcomic? This appalls me! I have to let people know right away so they can all see what you did wrong! Then you'll try to be more grammatically correct in the future and that's important! It's wors...
by serrath
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0713: "GeoIP"
Replies: 166
Views: 45544

Re: "GeoIP" Discussion

This can only mean...
The next XKCD meetup is on the moon!

Or well... in low earth orbit on the ISS.
by serrath
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 29928

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

Someone please explain the waffle cone joke to me.
by serrath
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 54950

Re: Honor Societies

This discussion has lost nearly all interest to me because this discussion no longer contains content which I find interesting.
by serrath
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 54950

Re: Honor Societies

@serrath : "Nope, it's two contradictions. The mathematical opposite of a tautology." Not true. It only implies that the first and second rules are the same rule. This is true, for example, of the rules of Fight Club: The first rule is the same as the second rule, and the second rule is t...
by serrath
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 54950

Re: Honor Societies

I'd just like to point out the definition Tautology is the use of different words to say the same thing twice in the same statement. `The money should be adequate enough' is an example of tautology. Vary it up! "This group is tautological because this is the tautology group" isn't nearly ...
by serrath
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 54950

Re: Honor Societies

wallacoloo wrote:"If you state the obvious, then you're only stating the obvious"


Nope, P -> Q is not always true. You might state the obvious and something further, in which case you are not only stating the obvious.
by serrath
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 54950

Re: Honor Societies

1)The first rule of tautology club is the *second* rule of the tautology club. 2)The second rule of tautology club is the *first* rule of tautology club. That's not a tautology. It's a paradox. Nope, it's two contradictions. The mathematical opposite of a tautology. Also, if 1,000,000 people join, ...

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