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by Meloncov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94903

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

For those who don't get it, the reference is the conservative Christian anti-gay slogan ""God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."
by Meloncov
Thu May 19, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 39595

Re: 0900: "Religions"

I've never understood how people can combine religions when each religion clearly states that they are the only one. That being said, it would be awesome if the whole world would decide on some Islamic Judeo-Christian faith so we can focus on more important things. Basically, by assuming that the O...
by Meloncov
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56695

Re: "1996" Discussion

What is with TI's current trend of locking out programmer hobbyists? I'm sure their calculators produced a large group of geeks fluent in computerese who all got their start on TI. It's all about the standardized tests. In order to curb cheating by storing content on such devices, I've heard that y...
by Meloncov
Fri May 14, 2010 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 33726

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

For those who don't know, the visual style of the comic is referencing the animated short adaptation of The Tell Tale Heart:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4s9V8aQu4c
by Meloncov
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 13286

Re: “Eagle” discussion

Good, a 'my hobby', those tend to be pretty decent. This one's fairly funny actually. The alt-text doesn't stand up to much scrutiny though. How would he know where to confront secret agents or what their code phrases are? Also how does he expect not to get shot? Hmm, only one man could potentially...
by Meloncov
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So the U.S. is about 230 years old now...
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: So the U.S. is about 230 years old now...

Depends on how you define war. Do you count Vietnam, where war was never formally declared? What about the Babary Wars, where the total US contribution was something like six ships and a few hundred people? The Undeclared War with France? Peacekeeping missions like Kosovo? Periodic air strikes, like...
by Meloncov
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?
Replies: 90
Views: 22140

Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

There is beautiful animation, and then there is beautiful art direction in an animated film. If we're talking the former, you're going to be very hard pressed to find anything that surpasses Pixar or the glory days of Disney. If we're talking the later, my vote goes to Platige Studios work, most not...
by Meloncov
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP U.S. History
Replies: 27
Views: 2713

Re: AP U.S. History

many do not succeed at passing the exam. Given that AP exams are graded on a curve, don't the same percentage of people fail every AP test? I loved AP history, and didn't find it all that hard. Granted, I had numerous advantages; my dad is a history buff so I grew up on battlefields and museums, an...
by Meloncov
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 35438

Re: "Collections" Discussion

I misread it as "Sometimes I mistake you for a universe that cares" and thought it incredibly sweet, in an odd sort of way.
by Meloncov
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Undergrad: Does location matter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Undergrad: Does location matter?

My general impression is that where you went for undergrad becomes largely irrelevant once you're in grad school.
by Meloncov
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Essay? [Please don't get scared away! ;) ]
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

Re: Essay? [Please don't get scared away! ;) ]

Lie spectacularly?
by Meloncov
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randy Pausch's Death anniversary.
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Randy Pausch's Death anniversary.

He says you shouldn't look at things in black and white, and then says you're either a Tigger or an Eyore. He says to choose whether to be a Tigger or an Eyore. It's a subtle difference, but important. You can, and should, hold yourself to absolute standards; it's when you start forcing those stand...
by Meloncov
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Art School, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Art School, anyone?

Yea, art history is hard. Or rather it's just very dry material. I dropped it for physics by the second week in, during senior year. I didn't find the subject inherently all that hard. However, it's a class that only the most dedicated students are going to take, which messes up the AP grading curv...
by Meloncov
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Art School, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Art School, anyone?

yea I heard schools like RISD encourage usage of illegal medications to help keep students up so they can finish their projects. ... now that I think about it, being a CS major is a lot like being an art major because now I spend my all nighters programming. Back in HS I would pull all nighters to ...
by Meloncov
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to introduce yourself to existentialism
Replies: 40
Views: 3639

Re: How to introduce yourself to existentialism

How about you quit reading other people's ideas, think for yourself for a change, and come up with your own philosophy? Ignoring two and a half millenia of thought on a subject is both supremely arrogant and highly inefficient. Thinking for yourself is good, but only so long as said thought is reas...
by Meloncov
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Art School, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Art School, anyone?

Entering California College of the Arts in the fall, majoring in animation.
by Meloncov
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ender and the Kobayashi Maru
Replies: 58
Views: 5880

Re: Ender and the Kobayashi Maru

My guess is that he would fundamentally do the same thing as Kirk, but make the shifts in the program subtle enough that it takes the teachers days, if not weeks, to figure out what he did. Say, subtly changes the AI to make a diplomatic solution possible. This assuming he's in a reasonably good moo...
by Meloncov
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the most expensive piece of software?
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: What is the most expensive piece of software?

Die double post.
by Meloncov
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the most expensive piece of software?
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: What is the most expensive piece of software?

A lot of high end 3d software is extremely expensive. Houdini (the premier special effects package) is ten thousand upfront plus another two thousand per month. Massive (the program used to control the armies in Lord of the Rings and crowds in numerous other films) requires you to email them to find...
by Meloncov
Mon May 11, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kings
Replies: 46
Views: 5516

Re: Kings

Can't wait for June 12th.

Incidentally, large portions of the show are written in iambic pentameter. Thought the people here would appreciate that.
by Meloncov
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 53394

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

I wonder what would happen if they actually did invite Randall to speak at siggraph.
by Meloncov
Mon May 12, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0422: "A Better Idea"
Replies: 111
Views: 20385

Re: "A Better Idea" discussion

Some of my friends did laser tag in formal attire immediately before prom. Due to clothing color, the guys had something of an advantage.

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