## Search found 199 matches

Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Number Is Not Your Number!
Replies: 168
Views: 18598

### Re: My Number Is Not Your Number!

π

It is an unsolved problem as to whether or not π−e is rational. However, if π=e, then π−e would equal 0, which makes said unsolved problem trivial. Contradiction. Therefore, π ≠ e.
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11236
Views: 967247

### Re: Vending machine!

You get the same vending machine, only turned inside out.

I insert seven used tissues.
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:16 am UTC
Topic: 1473: "Location Sharing"
Replies: 67
Views: 17826

### Re: 1473: "Location Sharing"

Well, you do have some degree of uncertainty due to floating-point arithmetic.
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:03 am UTC
Topic: 1465: "xkcd Phone 2"
Replies: 32
Views: 8482

### Re: 1465: "xkcd Phone 2"

I could definitely wash this thing multiple times. Yeah, the phone may no longer work after I wash it the first time, but I can still wash it again!
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3674
Views: 595399

### Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mayday PAC against SuperPACs
Replies: 28
Views: 7017

### Re: Mayday PAC against SuperPACs

Limiting spending is essentially limiting the amount of message propagation that occurs. It also helps the truly best candidates to be the ones who get elected. If somebody has a legitimately good idea, people will want to spread his/her campaign. Likewise, if someone is a bumbling idiot, people wi...
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mayday PAC against SuperPACs
Replies: 28
Views: 7017

### Re: Mayday PAC against SuperPACs

It's quite amazing how this raised over \$1,000,000 in a single day.

I can't wait to see how this goes and how (or if) other politicians will try to resist.
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7582
Views: 713943

### Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope. Modern screens all around me.

An unopened bottle of water?
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Avoid a symbol 'twixt "d" and "f"
Replies: 249
Views: 38012

### Re: Avoid a symbol 'twixt "d" and "f"

Using dark magic as such to bring a topic back to its prior glory is not a rarity on forums such as this.

Although I should warn you, it is known for causing such a community to form an angry mob. I would display caution. Stay low so you don't attract too much bad publicity.
Thu May 29, 2014 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7582
Views: 713943

### Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No. (I have one, but it took me more like 30 seconds to find it.)

A cardboard box?
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3674
Views: 595399

### Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

N[Eigenvalues[Q + 10^-9 IdentityMatrix[11]]]
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Different Numbers of Coins, Different Totals
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

### Different Numbers of Coins, Different Totals

A while back I noticed something interesting about US coins and their denominations. Suppose I have some pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in my pocket such that I have a different number of each denomination, at least 1 of each but no more than 4 of each. (For example, I could have 1 nickel, 2 ...
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 41082

### Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

Klear wrote:shot -> surprised (might not work in some sentences though)

Nothing wakes you up in the morning like a surprised of espresso. Or a surprised of whiskey, if you prefer.
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 43294

### Re: 1168: Tar

I think this is the best solution:

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pokemon probability: Catching Feebas
Replies: 8
Views: 3722

### Re: Pokemon probability: Catching Feebas

Fair enough. I guess I didn't see Qaanol's post.
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pokemon probability: Catching Feebas
Replies: 8
Views: 3722

### Re: Pokemon probability: Catching Feebas

I think one assumption that people are making is that on the Feebas tiles P(Magikarp) = P(Barboach). However, I don't think you can assume this, since I don't see any indication of that here . In other words, I don't think that Bayesian inference will get you far since P(Magikarp|not Feebas) is the ...
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:42 am UTC
Topic: 1147: "Evolving"
Replies: 82
Views: 18826

### Re: 1147: "Evolving"

You had just better hope that the methicillin-resistant strains have lousy IVs.
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: De Bruijn sequences, LFSRs, and finite polynomial fields
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

### De Bruijn sequences, LFSRs, and finite polynomial fields

Hi, I've been looking at the math behind a card trick recently. The idea of it is that 32 cards are arranged in a particular order such that any sequence of five black/red cards appears exactly once. I want to understand the math behind generating being able to generate simple rules for generating t...
Mon May 14, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 26111

### Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

Did anybody else try clicking the "play video" button in the comic?
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1751771

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

chridd wrote:So that sign says "(ity offices"?

No, it says "(ity offi(es." The sign creator hates us twice as much.

Your mileage may vary on this one:

Sources: 178, 853

Alt-text: Don't deny it. You know that you would travel across the land searching far and wide for someone like this.
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 188
Views: 26265

### Re: I'm not your buddy....

I'm not an old chap, grandpa!
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 65382

### Re: 1005: "SOPA"

Felderburg wrote:All the comics I checked linked from the archive are blacked out... except for "Porn Folder" (http://xkcd.com/981/).

Strange. I found that #1003 shows up normally, and a lot of the others are blacked out.
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1751771

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Source: 699, 996

Alt-text: Barney Stinson, eat your heart out.
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Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 63704

### Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

I don't really use a mnemonic for resistor color codes. They don't really need one, since I find it easy to remember on its own:

Black, brown, rainbow, gray, white.

Although once you've been around resistors long enough, you know how to do this in your sleep.
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 41564

### Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Randall Munroe, freshman year of college.
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 8749
Views: 855979

### Re: Good News, Bad News

Good news: Everyone knows exactly where they are.
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:31 am UTC
Replies: 893
Views: 307388

Can someone explain Wolfram|Alpha says that is going to take a billion years to crack and the comic says 3 days? http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=analyze+password+Tr0ub4dor%263 http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=analyze+password+correcthorsebatterystaple Probably because WolframAlpha assumes ...
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Replies: 893
Views: 307388

Now I won't be able to get "correct horse battery staple" out of my head.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 21535

### Re: 929: "Speculation"

Dinoguy1000 wrote:Speaking of, where was he keeping that crossbow? Stick figures don't have the girth to hide something like that... o_O

WARNING: Clicking on the above link may result in hours of lost productivity. I take no responsibility for any work you should have gotten done.
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3674
Views: 595399

### Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

damage(28, 100, 34, 70, 1.5)
Fri May 20, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Topic: 0901: "Temperature"
Replies: 114
Views: 27631

### Re: 0901: "Temperature"

Icalasari wrote:...At least it will come out of the stomach instead of the penis?

Or out the butt. Actually, that sounds disgusting.

joee wrote:Wait, do thermometers with LCD displays exist? Or did I just make that up?

I've definitely seen them before.
Thu May 19, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3674
Views: 595399

### Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

[^>]*

I've been doing some stuff with regexes.
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is a wee bit bigger
Replies: 102
Views: 8099

### Re: My number is a wee bit bigger

The fifth root of 6,000,000,000.
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nothing Beats Rock.
Replies: 81
Views: 12941

### Re: Nothing Beats Rock.

Dwayne Johnson.
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1751771

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Sources: darknut, 284, 303

Alt-text: Tape measure extending is only second best to sword fighting.
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1751771

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Maybe there's a log scale on one of the axes.
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1751771

### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

This was the second song I thought of when I saw this comic.

Alt-text: There are forty of them. I guess the songwriter for blink-182 decided to take the day off.
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:04 am UTC
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49117

### Re: 0851: "Na"

KyJoCa wrote:Anyone else think "Na na na na na na na Nickelodeon" should be included?

I thought it was "Nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick / Nickelodeon."
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:25 am UTC
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49117

### Re: 0851: "Na"

Gettin Jiggy With It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this.

Also, a while back I once counted the number of na's in All The Small Things just because I was curious.

Thirdly, woo hoo, 100th post!
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Complete the Grid!
Replies: 1232
Views: 123028

H9.