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by Protector1
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275199

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Is anyone else reminded of the night club scene in Attack of the Clones? "Do ya wanna buy some death sticks?" "you don't want to sell me death sticks" "I... don't want to sell you death sticks" "You want to go home and re-think your life" "I want to go ho...
by Protector1
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 31744

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

To those who were earlier complaining that LOTR is before Beyonce's time period, I would make the argument that if Star Wars was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, LOTR is a long time into the future and very close to home.
by Protector1
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD's random comic button, statistically not random?
Replies: 13
Views: 7826

Re: XKCD's random comic button, statistically not random?

Oi. I just searched for this treatise on comic randomness in the past because while my previous experience made me slightly suspicious that I was being directed (An over abundance of repeated comics), going from http://xkcd.com/577/ to http://xkcd.com/211/ takes the cake. Of course that is just some...
by Protector1
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space Hotel 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2400

Re: Space Hotel 2012

MikeBabaguh wrote:
BlackSails wrote:Edit: I bet the anonmyous investor is Richard Branson

That was my first thought.


I really don't think so. If he did he would be funding his competitors. If he had $2 billion to throw into space travel why wouldn't it be in Virgin Galactic?
by Protector1
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wolfram Alpha Tricks and Randomness
Replies: 69
Views: 10863

Re: Wolfram Alpha Tricks and Randomness

Klapaucius wrote:Also, I found one question that it will ALWAYS get right.

EDIT: Fixed link


Heh, look at it now. It turns out, it IS sure what to do!
by Protector1
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where are we?
Replies: 53
Views: 4975

Re: Where are we?

Slowly, our politics have become more controlled by corporations preventing less input from actual citizens. None of the major political candidates have no reason to not help the corporations that are currently fucking us over. Most of those corporations are publicly owned, which actually puts some...
by Protector1
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399935

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Those ROTC guys are way off course And I was under the impression that I was the only one who watched "Red Dawn". That has to be one of my favorite movies... (The scene: A history teacher is talking about the Mongols when he looks out of his window to see a bunch of guys parachuting into ...
by Protector1
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Georgia Tech
Replies: 32
Views: 4117

Re: Georgia Tech

Skip them. Calc 2 actually includes part of Calc BC, so you should already know the first month or so of material. That said, make sure you get a good teacher; the Linear Algebra part of Calc 2 has a terrible, terrible book. Skipping Chem as an AE/EE shouldn't hurt you. It's only a pre-req for a Ma...
by Protector1
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9622

Re: AP Tests are here

I have a question: I got a five (5) (cinq) on my AP Human Geo exam, and I was under the impression that if one did really really well (not that I did nearly that well) your score would be a five with distinction. Is this true? I heard this from my classmates so now I'm not sure after I couldn't find...
by Protector1
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20344

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

Hexadecimator wrote:in general, the curvier the symbols get, the more complicated and difficult life becomes.



quoted
by Protector1
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Social Breakdown
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

Re: Social Breakdown

Hmmm... I've seen quite a bit of this sort of anti western-education institution around xkcd (I have also read some of The Teenage Liberation Handbook ) and I agree with various aspects of the arguments. But here's the interesting thing: I LIKE my high school. While I feel my middle school was rathe...
by Protector1
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What did you write on your AP response?
Replies: 42
Views: 4804

Re: What did you write on your AP response?

Exactly how far did you get?
by Protector1
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3772

Re: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

capo wrote:H. Physics (school doesn't offer AP and i'm rather sad)


Would you consider taking the test anyway?
by Protector1
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3772

Re: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

Actually, that senior religion class sounds pretty interesting.
by Protector1
Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Show me some books!
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Show me some books!

Actually, I would really like to know about those books as well.
by Protector1
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School (9-29)
Replies: 138
Views: 17418

Re: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School

I wouldn't want to be your teacher...
by Protector1
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3772

What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

I'm a little surprised there isn't already a thread like this. It kinda like the what degree thread but for specific courses. They could high school classes, college classes, whatever. I will be taking my sophmore year (08-09): AP World History, Intro to Engineering and Design, AP European History, ...
by Protector1
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apparently /b/ is dead
Replies: 59
Views: 6260

Re: Apparently /b/ is dead

so, could someone please tell what exactly 4chan and /b/ are?!
I never even heard of them before lurking the xkcd forums.
by Protector1
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: PE by Correspondence
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: PE by Correspondence

Well, I'm taking a real PE course over the summer (not correspondence) but some of my friends are probably going to need to take it online. The online PE program gives you a heart moniter though, and requires you to bring it up to a certain level for 15 minutes every day.
by Protector1
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ...
Replies: 38
Views: 4585

Re: This is for Randall.

He doesn't really check the forums. Do we really blame him? Actually, he's meant to be devising funny/meaningful situations for our comic delight. If he was here he wouldn't be drawing... would he? Wouldn't be learning, at least. so really, why does Randall almost never show up in the fora? I would...
by Protector1
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 9352

Re: Favorite Scientist?

I put other cause I like Marie Curie (One of 4 people to get two nobel prizes!) and Benjamin Franklin about equally.

I think there are too many awesome scientists for this voting system to work well, the list is too short
by Protector1
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fiction weapons
Replies: 126
Views: 13390

Re: Science fiction weapons

Many times what people think are lasers that have the physics wrong are actually bolts of plasma or somesuch so they actually are visible(Like many blasters in star wars weren't lasers)

What about guns that send out shockwaves to knock people/stuff down; how realistic are they?
by Protector1
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: New comic website for my webdesign class
Replies: 18
Views: 3652

Re: New comic website for my webdesign class

Heh, I tried to read the mousover text on the comic then I realized there wasn't any.
by Protector1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: New comic website for my webdesign class
Replies: 18
Views: 3652

Re: New comic website for my webdesign class

I really like it and now have it bookmarked. I will now be checking it every other day with the other 5 webcomics I check (CAD, The White board, XKCD, and OOTS)

However, shouldn't this be in the "My art" subforum?
EDIT: Also, how often do you update?
by Protector1
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer School
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Summer School

Well, I actually like my high school and I think I can get more college credit if I stay and take some of the AP classes there (there's a lot, I think we have every one except a few language APs) and maybe part time joint enroll.
by Protector1
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer School
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Summer School

Did he get put into AB or BC calculus?
by Protector1
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?
Replies: 60
Views: 8239

Re: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?

I voted Heinlein. He is pretty much the only author that successfully made time-travel story lines that I enjoyed (they do get pretty ridiculous though) and I love his quotes (specialization is for insects). I think my opinion is faulty in this case though, as I haven't read much Clarke. My favorite...
by Protector1
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A-Levels '08
Replies: 64
Views: 5331

Re: A-Levels '08

Maybe you should try coding, as you may be very near to the Balmer Peak.
by Protector1
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Choosing a major.

I think undergrad ChemE is waaaaay more lucrative then undergrad chem.
by Protector1
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer School
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Summer School

No, the online programs for things you can do over the summer would be considered remedial as well.
There are some AP online courses but they aren't for summer, they are all for the school year.

Edit: Also, I wouldn't want to do any science courses online as they wouldn't have labs
by Protector1
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Summer School
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Summer School

All the official summer school programs in Georgia are remedial, making it very difficult for me to take all the courses I want to take because I can't take get into high level classes from the remedial classes easily. I was wondering if anyone XKCDers knew of summer programs at an honors level (A l...
by Protector1
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A-Levels '08
Replies: 64
Views: 5331

Re: A-Levels '08

What exactly is an A-level? All I know is they have something to do with British schooling. Are they like AP or IB classes?
by Protector1
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378082

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi my most common username is protector (with an o, not an e) or protector1. I will be a sophmore in highschool in the fall and I live in Georgia (the state not the state, wait.....I think I mean to say the province not the country :wink: ) I like school and probably care a little to much about whic...

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