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by pegasos989
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16008

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

I don't think that Randall tried to mock anyone (and I have great difficulties in grasping how that could be interpreted as such). The stalker thing I get... Though personally I interpreted it being a bit grim statement about nothing (not even the family) feeling as real, meaningful, etc. as they sh...
by pegasos989
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

jpk: Try going through the last 50 strips. See how many require anything more complicated than elementary mathematics, yet alone CS knowledge. I seriously doubt that you can find even five. (I doubt that because I just did so and couldn't. Not even close. Four, counting the latest one, is stretching...
by pegasos989
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

Ha. I would have went for an inception joke. A gift inside of a gift inside of a gift inside of a gift. But the top gift is heavily sedated, so if you kill the ones inside, they'll end up in limbo. Isn't the whole inception movie only an allegory to the problems you face when using languages withou...
by pegasos989
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

I am not a computer scientist and had to look up the definition of "heap". I get that each present is smaller than its parent, but is there an actual joke here that I'm not getting? Aside from the pun on the words "tree" and "heap"? Nope, not really. There is a minor o...
by pegasos989
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

...the root elements don't have a parent, so they can't be hanging from anything... Actually, the tree structure should hang off a handle. You should never directly reference the root node, but the handle at which the root node is hung. Why? Because of tree rotation during rebalancing and deleting....
by pegasos989
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

That doesn't explain how all that stuff is floating or why the parents are pissed off. Well, I don't think that those are part of the joke. But technically, I guess that trees (and thus also heaps) must float. By definition, the root element (the star or the biggest present) don't have a parent, so...
by pegasos989
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29675

Re: 0835: "Tree"

I stared at the comic for about 5 seconds, before... Well, I didn't lol but I did do all the expressions assosciated with the situations where someone tells so horrible pun that it is awesome. I think that this was good enough to make up for the wikileaks comic. I'm just really upset the ornaments d...
by pegasos989
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21948

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

I liked it. Didn't make me laugh out loud but it's still pretty great. Also, for people who complain that he's done this before... *sigh* The labeling of axis is something we like to call a running joke ... Look it up . A running gag is a literary device which often takes the form of an amusing joke...
by pegasos989
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 21595

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

I really recommend this David Rakoff interview on The Daily Show. It's about Rakoff's new book "Half-Empty". It's entertaining and relevant to this comic and generally a good way to spend 7 minutes of your life (And it isn't political in any way).
by pegasos989
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28108

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

Also, would you be offended if I actually created a game based on that description? As a personal/school project, so I could well give you 30% of the profits (0,30 * 0 a month!) Actually you'd have to give him 30% of your class credit. Shit, I think you've got a point. Also, I live in Finland and s...
by pegasos989
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28108

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

Well the point of the patent law is not to protect concepts but implementations. Thomas Edison didn't get a patent on "Electrical thingies that illuminate areas". If I now say "We should use the laughter of children as a power source instead of fossil fuels" I can't patent that. ...
by pegasos989
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28108

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

I will not try and claim that I thought of a profitable idea first without real proof, otherwise 10% of all the profits that come from chicken pizzas would be mine since I thought of the idea back in the 60s. Instead I will put an idea down in this forum, so when someone uses my idea, the evidence ...
by pegasos989
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39931

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/Ghavrel/c6fe5106.jpg Completely off-topic, but I must know: Who drew this?! I see it everywhere. Well, it is one of the most common reaction images so I doubt you can track it to its source (You could try using TinEye, if you really care about it, though). I mo...
by pegasos989
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39931

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

I am in the "insipid" camp here. The concept is fine but I think that Randall has done it several times before and this is quite bland and boring redo. It somehow lacks the Randalesque feeling: It seems like it could be a Randall-inspired guest strip by some forum-goer (good imitation but ...
by pegasos989
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 18842

Re: "Debian-Main" Discussion

soimless wrote:And here I thought locusts depended on libcurses in experimental repository.


Experimental? Uhh... It has been used for thousands of years. It is hard to get any more stable and robust than that.
by pegasos989
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29696

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

It seems to be a reference to Russian female snipers in WWII in general. But we didn't fight the USSR in WW2. We fought with them. I'm finnish, you insensitive clod. We fought against the soviets (which had the side effect of making us allied with the nazis). Now, I don't know what is this thing ab...
by pegasos989
Mon May 17, 2010 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25787

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

I believe the point is that the speaker is promising the audience that they'll get the actual content they're looking for later as long as they stick around. Like any number of things that draw you in by telling you whatever you want (e.g. we'll discuss content later) and then never actually delive...
by pegasos989
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30898

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

>We Get It
>WGI
>WG
Image
by pegasos989
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 26207

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

Has anyone actually tried to make a silent hammer? How would it work? http://www.shirehydraulics.com.au/SILENT%20HAMMER.html "Maintaining noise levels below 70 db" Wow. That's so quiet you wouldn't even get hearing damage from using it continuously! You don't understand... This picture is...
by pegasos989
Wed May 27, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21020

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

*large post* For the first one and a half paragraphs I thought you might be writing something insightful, then I began thinking you were some nutjob but by the third last paragraph I realized that you were joking and at that point it was extremely humorous. I post once in two months or so but had t...
by pegasos989
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25644

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

For anyone thinking that DISREGARD THA... originated in 4chan... Nope. Only a small part of all the memes used there actually originated there. This one for example, predates 4chan by a lot. 4chan was created in 2004. According to the waybackmachine, this was submitted as a bash.org quote nearly two...
by pegasos989
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 25585

Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

http://www.google.fi/trends?q=furry+porn 1. Finland 2. Norway 3. United States 4. Canada 5. Sweden 6. Denmark 7. Australia 8. United Kingdom 9. Netherlands 10. Germany And those numbers are NOT relative to population. Finland has about 5 mil. people, Norway a bit less, USA over 300 mil., Canada's a...
by pegasos989
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0477: "Typewriter"
Replies: 86
Views: 15420

Re: "Typewriter" Discussion

He's doing it wrong... I just go [ctrl+T]sl[down][enter]. With Firefox 3 Awesomebar (yes, I'm used to it now!): [ctrl+t]wik [down] [shift+backspace to delete everything after the fowardslash ] then what I'm looking for. Or sometimes [ctrl+shift+left][backspace] In Firefox 2 and IE I used to use &qu...
by pegasos989
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0477: "Typewriter"
Replies: 86
Views: 15420

Re: "Typewriter" Discussion

Aetius wrote:I'm on a typewriter right now


But does it run Linux?
by pegasos989
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 40943

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

Actually, I hadn't heard of the "airplane on a treadmill" problem until now. Not to start an physics debate, but it would take off, wouldn't it, unless the plane was designed to reach it's takeoff speed by using it's wheels for propulsion. (I'm just looking for a straightforward explanati...
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

3. An interesting anecdote: For whatever reason, I have a love/hate relationship with the subset of the fandom that is interested in depicting snuff; I will search these pictures and stories out, and then I will become angry, so angry that I imagine myself bursting into the scene and dispensing my ...
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Ok, fair enough. They TRY to be the most racist, sexist, homophobic, offensive, at times downright criminal page on the entire Internet they need to be for optimal amounts of lulz. Now it sounds more like it. :) And sure, your original point still holds true (that going there and expecting not to g...
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

We're not talking about "The Internet", we're talking about /b/, the most racist, sexist, homophobic, offensive, at times downright criminal page on the entire Internet. Wait, what? /b/ is racist to the extent that people say "Niggers sure like watermelons, huh?". It doesn't rea...
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Furries are creepy as hell. But that's not why they bother me. It's how darn vocal they are (as mentioned above). Seriously, are there yearly conventions held for any other kind of fetish? (Not counting general "fetish balls") Hmm. Have you heard of... I dunno... Pride parades? All kinds ...
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

BTW, How many of you have looked at the "by region" rankings in this. http://www.google.com/trends?q=furry+porn Rank 1: Norway: 4.6 million people. Rank 2: Finland: 5.2 million people. Rank 3: USA: 301.1 million people. Rank 4: Canada: 33.4 million people. Rank 5: Sweden: 9 million people....
by pegasos989
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66797

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Image

You find that hot, regardless of your gender. Don't try to deny it. We all know the truth.+
by pegasos989
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Which language to start with...
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Which language to start with...

Well, I'm not an expert programmer - Well, been coding PHP as a part of my job but that's quite far from game programming - but have meddled around with quite a few languages to some extent. I'd recommend you to start with Pyhton because XKCD has been right about it - it is fun. It is easy and fast ...
by pegasos989
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 30605

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

This comic hits very close to home. It hurts. And not just with "should have kissed her". Well, I do regret a single occasion of that because if I had, it couldn't be worse than now (we aren't together) but it could be better. In either case, I'd have one pleasant memory more... But more t...
by pegasos989
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Oh god
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: Oh god

That pic isn't too new and it likely isn't photoshopped either.

But really, is it that much wierder than http://www.microsoft.com running on Linux? (which it atleast used to do)
by pegasos989
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 119598

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

No, he didn't. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finno-Ugric_languages (and google gives 1450 results for "Fenno-Ugrian" and some 250 000 results for "Finno-Ugric") You might be confused because finland (which belongs to Finno Ugric) is part of Fennoscandia (and Fenno Skandinavia)...?...
by pegasos989
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33189

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

The comic makes perfect sense too. Girl doesn't see anything in the relationship. Guy deep down probably knows this, but still loves girl. Girl plus relationship is probably all guy has going for him in his life. Guy, while knowing the relationship is as good as over, clings to every last straw, an...
by pegasos989
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33189

Meh

Didn't like the comic at all. It wasn't about math, computers, etc. It wasn't funny. It wasn't much romantic. It wasn't bittersweet. It likely wasn't directly about Randal's life either. It was just a "This kind of stuff happens" notation and alt-statement. And as someone who has been that...
by pegasos989
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20326

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

Learning to echo a hello world is not basics of a programming language. Learning to use simple variable, create a loop and use conditional statements are not yet basics of a programming language. That is like saying you know the basics of cooking gourmet food when you know what flour is and how an o...
by pegasos989
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87880

This post has been rated -1 Offtopic

As I said in another thread: I would say "rules 1 and 2, toddler", but /b/ has been overrun by underage kids for a long time, and it's really a moot point (irony?) to even bring up the rules. Sigh. This is the cancer, etc., etc. The irony here isn't it being a moot point (that's a pun whe...

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