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by v1ND
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 199
Views: 66561

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

tbh, I thought it was pretty lame. :?
by v1ND
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 53936

Re: Radiothread

Today I rediscovered Radiohead. I haven't listened to them in quite some time but I have some new ECH's (Ety ER-6i and a BitHead if you wanted to know).

Anyways, WOW.

I flipped on Idioteque. It was absolutely amazing.

That is all.
by v1ND
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars!
Replies: 58
Views: 2795

Re: Guild Wars!

Sincerely, Abby Kilroy Monk Extraordinaire Zilon Paylor at your service. If it makes you feel better, I intend to focus heavily on warrior and would never refer to myself as a monk. Question: What should I be spending skill points on, and can I ever get a redo if I mess it up. So far I have raised ...
by v1ND
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 22423

Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[+] Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel
by v1ND
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Oh look another headphone topic...
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Toeofdoom wrote:I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...


Check out the Astro A40. Fairly pricey but one of the few audiophile/gamer cross-overs.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/det ... 0-Headset/
by v1ND
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 3144

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

Neutral Milk Hotel
The Olivia Tremor Control

Radiohead deserves a mention too I guess.
by v1ND
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Buttered Cat Paradox
Replies: 110
Views: 23655

Re: Buttered Cat Paradox

Now suppose we put this cat and toast contraption inside a sealed box. The cat's not dead or alive so do we have... FLYING UNDEAD ZOMBIE CATS!?!? (Yes I mutilated Schrodinger's cat brutally in the most literal sense of the term.) (The cat is now most definitely dead, no more of this superposition of...
by v1ND
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 40547

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

That's quite a strange loop. One could almost call it a 'Gander Eternal Bend'.
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your top 10 games of the year! (2008)
Replies: 40
Views: 2908

Re: Your top 10 games of the year!

Absolutely no one mentioned Spore?

Am I still on xkcd?
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Making a perfect venn diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 2936

Re: Making a perfect venn diagram

Is the same feat possible with 3 circles?
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time Dilation questions go here!
Replies: 77
Views: 7682

Re: Time Dilation

So with v=c you would end up with 1 divided by 0. You can't travel at the speed of light so this makes some sense however this is a hypothetical question for a reason. I do not think hypothetical means what you think it means. 1. Of, relating to, or based on a hypothesis: a hypothetical situation. ...
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time Dilation questions go here!
Replies: 77
Views: 7682

Re: Time Dilation

Klotz wrote:Yes except the person won't notice because they are a photon.


Ok thanks, just wanted to check my facts for a (religion :shock: ) essay.

Also sorry, should have used search beforehand...
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Making a perfect venn diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 2936

Making a perfect venn diagram

This problem has been bugging me over the last 2 days. My math-fu is lacking so hopefully someone can help me out. http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2057/vennhh7.png In a nutshell, what is the ratio (red line:blue line) of the perfect venn diagram (ie each portion has an equal area). The green area...
by v1ND
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time Dilation questions go here!
Replies: 77
Views: 7682

Time Dilation

I realize this is an entirely hypothetical question however suppose a spaceship or by some other means of transportation someone is accelerated to the speed of light. Now once he reaches this speed, due to time dilation would his time, relative to a stationary observer, have stopped? According to wi...
by v1ND
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0088: "Escher Bracelet"
Replies: 24
Views: 18081

Re: "Escher Bracelet" Discussion

http://www.mobiusproductsandservices.com/images_new/MobiusBangle6_small.JPG Found a place where you could actually get this bracelet done. Nice curve too, not too abrupt. The site does copper, gold and silver stuff but this one only seems to be in stirling silver. Minimum you would pay is about 80....
by v1ND
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Describe a game you think would be awesome
Replies: 128
Views: 9811

Re: Describe a game you think would be awesome

Gunfingers: Check out Kingdom of Loathing . For me it would probably be a combination of Engine of War , Spore, Guild Wars and an FPS. Preferably following in Guild Wars' foot-steps with no monthly fee. The game begins with you working in some scrap-shop type thing with this rusted mech. Possibly ad...
by v1ND
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 22423

Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

[+] Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 - Neutral Milk Hotel
by v1ND
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Artists of Today?
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Best Artists of Today?

What are we using to determine best artist? If we're defining music as an art then probably the most creative artists are in the experimental/avante-garde genres. If we're talking about musicality then dream theatre is one of the more technically skilled artists.
by v1ND
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 22240

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Your musical compatibility with Entertained is Very Low Your musical compatibility with utsuprainfra is High Music you have in common includes The Arcade Fire, of Montreal, Andrew Bird, Neutral Milk Hotel and The National. Your musical compatibility with noctamgreg is Medium Music you have in commo...
by v1ND
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 2672

Re: Best of '08!

The Killers - Day & Age Death Cab - Narrow Stairs Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends ...are you me? Wait.... Do you listen to radiohead too? --- Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend Jon Foreman - Limbs and Branches Anathallo - Canopy Glow Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty Margot...
by v1ND
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Incredibots
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Incredibots

Friend showed me this a couple days ago. Figured the xkcd community would likely be into this;

http://incredibots.com/
by v1ND
Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: iPod Alernative
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: iPod Alernative

Does Linux count as open source?

http://ipodlinux.org/wiki/Main_Page

Nothing special as far as playing music and otherwise doing what it's supposed to but you can play doom and duckhunt on your freakin iPod.
by v1ND
Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting/Strange Names of Songs
Replies: 50
Views: 7100

Re: Interesting/Strange Names of Songs

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by v1ND
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 55167

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

Splitting the atoms of a molecule is not *that* difficult..

(Handlebars - Flobots)
by v1ND
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need ideas for chemistry fun...
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Need ideas for chemistry fun...

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=NFGSSSbaWjwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PRA1-PA1540,M1 Here it is, from urea and cyanoacetic acid, but it's at least 8 steps, including organic reductions and methylations. You'd probably need an inorganic cyanide at some point to ...
by v1ND
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need ideas for chemistry fun...
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Need ideas for chemistry fun...

Biodiesel seems to be a fairly common one to do so I'm sorta shying away from that one.

I can't find anything on how to make synthetic caffeine. Anyone got a source?
by v1ND
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need ideas for chemistry fun...
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Need ideas for chemistry fun...

Ok well I'm in Chem 12U To be honest, I don't know what that is. What's that equivalent to, in terminology that would make sense to people internationally? Is that like senior high school, or university freshman level, or what? Grade 12, University Prep, Chemistry. So Senior high school. Caffeine a...
by v1ND
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Need ideas for chemistry fun...
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Need ideas for chemistry fun...

Ok well I'm in Chem 12U right now and for a final project we're likely gonna have to make something. Anyone got ideas for something impressive/dangerous? I've heard about other students making mortars (the weapon, as opposed to the bowls or masonry). So yeah it sounds like theres not too much limits...
by v1ND
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 219932

Re: Recommend one artist

Flobots.
by v1ND
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 322950

Re: Team Fortress 2

Rushing the demo with your shotgun sometime (20%) saves your turret. And usually (80%) kills the demo. Unless I'm halfway across the map in which case your shit is gone before you get to me. And I don't know what it is, but I swear I'm better with that bottle than I am with the pipe bomb launcher. ...
by v1ND
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 12017

Re: Pizza Thread!

So I tried this recipe recently: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pizza-On-The-Grill-I/Detail.aspx Gotta say, pizza on the barbeque is definitely the way to go... I made some variations to it though. Sauce-wise I mixed about 50/50 tomato sauce and barbeque sauce. Toppings I made some carmelized onions a...
by v1ND
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 22439

Re: Interesting Covers

ANY of Jamie Cullum's covers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5jLz_2Bq9w&feature=related Seven Nation Army - White Stripes I never thought it was possible to get that from such a simple song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePgU7O-vCHc Paranoid Android - Radiohead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by v1ND
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 6501

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

Modest Mouse
The Decemberists
Cold War Kids
The National
Wintersleep
by v1ND
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 219932

Re: Recommend one artist

Bah I can't do it.

The Decemberists
Sarah Slean
Jamie Cullum - All at Sea
Jamie Cullum - Paranoid Android
Wintersleep
Streetlight Manifesto

I think I hit a fairly broad range with those guys. If you don't like one check the others out too.
by v1ND
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 322950

Re: Team Fortress 2

A Demoman has only two options in close quarters. Swap to the bottle and try to melee, or sticky grenade a spot and try to lead you over two/three stickies. Thats it. There isn't much else that a demo can do. A lone demo. If I got a medic buddy I won't hesitate throwing a bouncy down your throat. I...
by v1ND
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: SMOOTHIES
Replies: 22
Views: 2651

Re: SMOOTHIES

I don't bother with thickeners... MOAR FRUIT! Generally when I'm making them it's for a couple people and I'm trying to use up frozen strawberries (Theres a pick your own strawberry farm across the road and my uncle is a BIG strawberry plant grower (One of the biggest exporters of plants in Canada, ...
by v1ND
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Base 12
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Base 12

I've tried explaining this to other people but I think either I lose them or just explain it wrong. Hopefully xkcd will understand what I'm trying to say.. From a pure math point of view (completely diregarding the fact that we have 10 fingers) wouldn't a base 12 system make far more sense? Especial...
by v1ND
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Odd Multiplication Trick on your Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 3001

Re: Odd Multiplication Trick on your Hands

Does anyone know a good trick for multiplying by 10?
by v1ND
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 322950

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm in. I play TF2... too much... Although adding the xkcd would technically be better suited as a suffix rather than a prefix. The prefix is generally for clans while suffixes for communities. Personally I'll probably change to "[ĜĞ] v1NĐ | xkcd" Steam: theflyinghippo -I play TF2 exclusiv...

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