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by Taot
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 34437

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

Back in the day I think 30-50% of installation time for my own machines used to about deciding the name. Until I settled on a theme and have thus far not exhausted it: Duckberg ( Donald Duck ) sights and neighbouring cities work well. Also, it seems, that after around 20 years, most friends seem to ...
by Taot
Wed May 25, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187135

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Silenz wrote:...

Aristotle - SO CLOSE. Second link is philosopher.
...
Philosophy - Damn you.


yeah, I started from A song of Fire and Ice and got to Aristotle and thought that "SO CLOSE" too. Then out of "might as well try" kept on clicking... ...damn him indeed.
by Taot
Mon May 02, 2011 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 243
Views: 96837

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

If anyone watched the 2nd episode of Series 6 of the new Doctor Who last Sunday, there was a scene that had a beautiful idea and this comic kinda reminded me of the realities in a-punch-to-the-gut way... ( The Doctor talking about the moon landing to a, well, bunch of scary aliens. ) "...now , ...
by Taot
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 37135

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

I agree the comic was terrifying. However, why do you say that a root canal is bad? I have had two to relieve abscesses. The procedure and its aftermath were nothing -- at least in comparison to grinding, searing hell of the abscess. Good luck with the ibuprofen. Hope you feel better soon. Thank yo...
by Taot
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 37135

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

When did XKCD take a turn into Horror comics? This was terrifying. Though, I've had root canal done which might explain why I am under the table now. Those of you lucky ones that have not, it involves among other things checking where there is living nerve tissue in the canal with a needle-thingy to...
by Taot
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42341

Re: 843: "Misconceptions"

When I saw "Religion" in the table of contents of the article, I smiled and joked to myself that religious beliefs — specifically, belief in God — are misconceptions. Gee, that is funny. I must have slept through the day that all of the words supernatural, metaphysical, and otherwise non-...
by Taot
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102437

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

... "give your answer in centimeters" so the smarter kids answered 36, and we were supposed to mark it wrong. Of course you were supposed to mark it wrong. It was wrong. I'd have to agree - if the rubric had stated "give your answer in whole centimetres" then 36 was right, but o...
by Taot
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49782

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

I didn't really agree with comic's point and I started to think why. ( Disclaimer, this is not a war-cry for Metric/Imperial war.) With metric the powers of 10 are everywhere, so there's no dishonesty associated with saying, for example, 1 m and 1 km instead of 1 m and 1000 m. That's actually the co...
by Taot
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0553: "Pirate Bay"
Replies: 102
Views: 25565

Re: "Pirate Bay" Discussion

First of all, the team behind TPB are not awaiting the verdict in jail. Secondly, even if the trial was in America, how would the jury know if any of them had seeded anything, or uploaded for how long or how much? One very important point in this case is actually that they haven't seeded or uploade...
by Taot
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40857

Re: Sierpinski Valentine

I guess that means we iphone users are mediocre[/tear] Don't feel bad. You're not alone. Opera Mobile on my WinMo phone won't display it either. People who use Firefox prior to version 3 only see a truncated version of the title text, IIRC. You can see the title text on your iPhone (as well as crea...
by Taot
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 37794

Re: "Security" discussion

And the soldering iron? I've heard enough threats along the lines of red hot poker up the jacksie before, but didn't know it would be considered as a serious thing. Those must be some mighty important secrets (or just a very... carefully recruited "interrogation officer") to descend to su...
by Taot
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 37794

Re: "Security" discussion

The point (at least for me) is just discouragement. It's the same reason you lock your car. Anybody with a good size rock could still get in and have their way with it. But if your car is locked and the one next to it isn't, guess which one is now minus a stereo. :-) Yup, same here. The reason why ...
by Taot
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

I was referring to State schools when I made my earlier posts. I went to Oregon State University (granted I was out of state), but still Oregon only kicks in 34% of the students costs. In state tuition estimate for this year at OSU was $6123. Add in books costs (which we all know are very high for ...
by Taot
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

bigglesworth wrote:Envy our socialist paradises.

Haha. :)
Though, You really didn't come up with anything better than the socialism card? It's terrible thing too, to tell others how you do things, I totally agree with you.
If you feel you need to envy us, you're quite welcome to join us here. :)
by Taot
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

Wait, wait, wait. You people have higher education paid for in any part by the government? Bastards. Well, hello, I'm in no way here to ruin your day. :) But let me demonstrate a bit how it works here in Finland. Cost of tuition, University of Lapland, 0 € Mandatory Student Union membership, 80 € (...
by Taot
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: Converting to Metric

Church TAX ??? Yes. :) I'm from Finland but gathering from the info (I'm too lazy at the moment to google) here it seems to be quite common in Europe for some of the more popular churches have the right to tax. For example here the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and Finnish Orthodox Church ...
by Taot
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

martin878 wrote:Edit: Oh right, trolls, now I get it. :oops:

Yup, but honestly, that's the best troll that someone came up with? It might just have been a humane act to feed it as it really was a suffering member of its race... :D
by Taot
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: Converting to Metric

I'll deflect that accusation back with pointing out that if you're buying a hard drive or, say, mp3 player, One megabyte is 1 000 000 bytes... ;) Be careful bringing up the Mebi vs Mega (et al) is 1000 vs 1024 etc etc Holy War. :-P Ups, I'll think I'll hide my trying-to-be-witty-deflector-shield. I...
by Taot
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: Converting to Metric

<Disclaimer> I know how to multi quote, I swear! </Disclaimer> Also, Metric needs shorter unit names. "feet" and "miles" just roll off the tongue so much better than "centimetres" and "kilometres". I'd shorten them to things like "cent" and "K&q...
by Taot
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92460

Re: Converting to Metric

This comic demonstrates what I have said for a long time. The problem with Metric is that it has no easy reference points. Most of the base units are not a useful size. A meter is too big, a gram is too small, etc. The other problem is that powers of ten get big and small too fast. Metric should ha...
by Taot
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 48627

Re: Terminology

Wow, he really drew Australia badly. If it makes you feel any better he practically erased Finland. :) Really? I always thought the "Near East" was eastern Europe (Ukraine, western parts of Russia etc), the Middle East is East of that (Iran, Iraq, (.*)stan, etc), and the Far East at the e...
by Taot
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25442

Re: Quantum Teleportation

But that solidifies the idea that Star Trek transporters are not transporters at all, but a murder/copier machine! Which is what "Bones" maintained all along. See one of the first fiction books set in the Star Trek universe: "Spock must die" by James Blish That's exactly what st...
by Taot
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25442

Re: Quantum Teleportation

But that solidifies the idea that Star Trek transporters are not transporters at all, but a murder/copier machine! Which is what "Bones" maintained all along. See one of the first fiction books set in the Star Trek universe: "Spock must die" by James Blish That's exactly what st...
by Taot
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 27210

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

This comic is so true. Everything always works except the thing you really need now ( or need to impress your little bro who's mocking you with his MacBook ) to work. It might be the wireless (Oh, so the chipset changed and the manufacturer did not tell anyone), CPUFreq ( DAMN you to hell HP BIOS wr...
by Taot
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 121494

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

I think we need to show the other panels some love. Like the third one. "Yeah, my latest work is on ranking people from best to worst." Just... perfect. I'll second that with, eh, the second panel. One sees quite rarely any mention of the Finno-Ugric language family in a web comic. A sugg...

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