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by madhollywood
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68083

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

There's the quick and the dead even in math...
by madhollywood
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57387

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Is Xf intended in the denominator instead of Xr? Also, I wouldn't necessarily thing that the duration of sex decreases the radius in which it was occuring. This would be distinctly untrue for something like rabbits. Still, I love the statistical eroticism.
by madhollywood
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78699

Re: "Parking" Discussion

A little geometric manipulation comes in handy. It is fun to imagine the frustrating world so easily modifiable.
by madhollywood
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0539: "Boyfriend"
Replies: 145
Views: 40899

Re: "Boyfriend" Discussion

I am soo going to keep this from the number of women I am dating lest one of them make such a compelling mathematical argument.
by madhollywood
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46287

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

I have this insatiable desire to play duck duck goose all of a sudden.
by madhollywood
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 22135

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

NOT funny and yet I am amused... Ok I have got a hold of myself and here come the space elevators!
by madhollywood
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0534: "Genetic Algorithms"
Replies: 99
Views: 37507

Re: "Genetic Algorithms" Discussion

Wow, I am glad that I am not the only one who was a bit confused. I got the terminator reference too and even know a little about genetic algorithms... I guess I am amused by my own confusion.
by madhollywood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90683

Re: Converting to Metric

As an unapologetic Yank I refuse to change my points of reference simply for the purpose of converting to metric. On the other hand, for the sake of a your mama joke I might be willing to do anything.
by madhollywood
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 61750

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

I don't know how to respond to this comic.
by madhollywood
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32747

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

You gotta love the old switcheroo. Actually, I am not sure if this is a switcheroo in the most rigorous sense, but it is close enough for me to insist on using the word.
by madhollywood
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 117355

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

glasnt wrote:So a glitch in the matrix is a misplaced stone?


In this instance, I would say the answer is yes.
by madhollywood
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35556

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

It would have been a pretty clever approach to keep RSA classified as weaponry although pray tell, what well-regulated militia would it serve?
by madhollywood
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28559

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Gotta love a good ole fashion "yo mamma" joke.
by madhollywood
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22437

Re: Election

I am sure the void left due to the election being over will hit me soon. Rather than living vicariously through the arguments of others we will have to for a moment think up our own. Imagine that...
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 22403

Re: Secretary: Part 5

An unorthodox move indeed. Pretty epic comic!
by madhollywood
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0497: "Secretary: Part 4"
Replies: 149
Views: 23938

Re: "Secretary: Part 4" Discussion

Elmer's Glue wrote:Who else is writing in Tron Paul on their ballot?


I am all over that.
by madhollywood
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0497: "Secretary: Part 4"
Replies: 149
Views: 23938

Re: "Secretary: Part 4" Discussion

For some reason this comic reminds me of the CNET news article in which it was uncovered that Open source folks are voting for Obama and shrugging off their generally libertarian weltanschaung.
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0496: "Secretary: Part 3"
Replies: 114
Views: 23362

Re: Secretary: Part 3

A confirmation hearing befitting an Internet czar.
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 26955

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

I tend to think that a Libertarian viewpoint is just the level of freedom that the internet needs and was founded upon.
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 19491

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Anybody else thinking that part of the idea behind this 5-part series was to line up xkcd's 500th comic with the night of the election? Because I think it does line up. (I live on the west coast, so I see the comics on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.) An excellent observation which had not oc...
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 19491

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Oddly enough, this comic went up just as my university's "failover scenario" testing is scheduled to begin....thereby depriving us all of internets for several hours. I'm surprised I'm still able to post this, actually. Someone has to unclog the tubes and impose order no? I feel your pain.
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 19491

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

So what are we supposed to be atwittering about?
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0493: "Actuarial"
Replies: 95
Views: 22072

Re: "Actuarial" Discussion

My, my, my a properly formatted thread. I am not sure which one to post on. The other one posted early, but this one is far superior on form. Stop feeding the trolls! Isn't that like a sign in the zoo. "PLEASE DO NOT Annoy, torment, pester, plague, molest, worry, badger, harry, harass, heckle, ...
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48260

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

I think often with good Scrabble players we miss chances to make the best words by resorting to the more valuable three letter word that lies on top of other words so as to make five or six two and three letter words per turn. It's a real shame, I think. Also, CLITORIS wouldn't use all your letters...
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48260

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Oooooh... an unabashed sex joke. I guess the fact that I totally missed the ostrich option tells you all where my mind is at.
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 34620

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Not a fan of twitter and perhaps this is the reason why.
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 18720

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

phantom wrote:This isn't quite accurate for me. I have to get out of bed and move the two feet to the desk where my laptop is before I can check up on my friends all around the world.


That's just inefficient. You totally need to rectify that situation.
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 18720

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Next step, take my laptop into the bathroom.
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0489: "Going West"
Replies: 64
Views: 16386

Re: "Going West" Discussion

There are certain levels of depth that google maps will never penetrate I'm afraid.

And I like "theGoogle" too!
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 53075

Re: Steal This Comic

Well, if I am going to be a criminal either way...

Also, in general, I have no qualms at all about being a pirate.
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 69314

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

34 looks painful and ln(2pi) is hysterical.
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 20133

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

This is my boyfriend. He thinks he can hide while sliding against white walls...while wearing dark shirts and having dark hair. I think it's my fault though, I had to get him the $7 Naruto headband...looks better on me anyways. Yeah, I can speak from an experience similiar to your boyfriend that th...
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 20133

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

Sadly I must confess I am not a ninja either.
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 32821

Re: "Depth" Discussion

asad137 wrote:It's actually "Brian Greene".

Asad


Clearly, a man who knows his string theory ;)
by madhollywood
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 32821

Re: "Depth" Discussion

From the macro to the micro, this is the computer in a hilarious nutshell. Is Peter Norton, the Norton Utilities guy?

I love how this stuff is presented on a logarithmic scale.... most appropriate.
by madhollywood
Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0484: "Flash games"
Replies: 137
Views: 30071

Re: "Flash games" Discussion

The simplest games are often the best. I don't think there was ever a boxing game for instance that rivaled Mike Tyson's Knockout. In today's world, the in-browser flash games have filled that void for sure.
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 64319

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

Clockwork Orange ruled and that made up an entirely new system of slang. "Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew...
by madhollywood
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 64319

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

I love making up words. I guess it is a good thing I have never written a book. Any favorite made up words anybody?

By the by, I believe that liliputian is a real adjective these days.
by madhollywood
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36344

Re: "Listen to Yourself"

This is a fantastic idea for a virus. I hope to never make a comment on a XKCD thread that is as inane as most comments on youtube. I trust you all will call me on it if I do and I enthusiastically invite you to call me a moron in such a case. ..you're a moron. Do you actually think that you will b...
by madhollywood
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36344

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

aha. alt text is brilliant. anyway, i've been saying for months that the epitome of intelligence resides in youtube comments. i regularly go on there to remind myself how brilliant i really am. As a friend of mine once said, ""Sharing great wisdom in the company of fools may lead them to ...

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