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by ooloi
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139868

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Map resolution (I'm quoting from multiple sources): WHEREAS, the earth is round with a coordinate system composed entirely of circles, and WHEREAS, flat world maps are more useful than globe maps, but flattening the globe surface necessarily greatly changes the appearance of Earth's features and coo...
by ooloi
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 243085

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

I'm still waiting for the "Occupy Everything" XKCD cartoon....
by ooloi
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Che Guevara: Hero or Scum?
Replies: 88
Views: 13431

Re: Che Guevara: Hero or Scum?

He was a doctor and a mass-murderer. He had about as much socially redeeming value as H.H. Holmes. Saying, "i fight for freedom for oppressed people" doesn't count for much if you are actually fighting to install an oppressive government and an oppressive world-view. It's a classic case of...
by ooloi
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 44405

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

I'm still waiting for my faxed pizza.

Seriously, download a car?? when you can be ordering pizza??? I don't know what ya'll are thinkin'.
by ooloi
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 51694

Re: 0851: "Na"

1) The Hotstepper is sampling from Land of a Thousand Dances, it isn't original. Neither is Getting Jiggy with It. I love both songs, but strictly speaking I wouldn't include them in the list. Kudos to both of them for awesome sampling. 2) Bob Marley and the Wailers: Them Belly Full (and others) 3) ...
by ooloi
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45513

Re: 0842: "Mark"

As a member of Earth First and ELF recruited to both in 1978/1979 (please note that *official* histories have Earth First founded in 1980, which is hogwash), I find this particular comic screamingly funny. I was recruited, told to recruit others in the same manner, told to never ever form cells grea...
by ooloi
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 48339

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

This one just made my XKCD top 10 list. Really really well done.
by ooloi
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 98539

The Squirrel

I can't believe I read 5 pages of discussion and no one has referenced the crucial dialogue regarding the squirrel: (excerpt from Ender's Game:) "Peter tortures squirrels. He stakes them out on the ground and skins them alive and sits and watches them until they die. He did that, he doesn't do ...
by ooloi
Wed May 27, 2009 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36625

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

It's like a bad combination of "Deep Blue Sea" and a Bond movie.....


"No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die..."
by ooloi
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68996

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

For many years at MIT, there was a lab which had a sign up outside the rooms which read "Anticipating Problems". It was in the zig between building 6 and the Food and Nuts building.

This strip immediately reminded me of that.
by ooloi
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina Legislature - NC314
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

Re: North Carolina Legislature - NC314

You wanted links, you got 'em...

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Boslough

There are other references if your googling is precise enough. Here in the secret research lab 314, we do whatever it takes to satisfy Adam.
by ooloi
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina Legislature - NC314
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

North Carolina Legislature - NC314

The North Carolina Legislature is expected today to pass a bill which made it out of committee to legally set the value of Pi to the "biblical value" of 3.0. The committee chair expressed that "...god-fearing americans don't need imaginary numbers which never end and which serve no pr...
by ooloi
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48765

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

I always felt the most sorrow and pity for Frege, in this tiny chapter of history...

My list of fetishes tends to include the set of whatever turns my partner on...
by ooloi
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Societally Enforced Population Control
Replies: 158
Views: 10455

Re: Societally Enforced Population Control

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. You should have to have a license to have children. Take classes, sign certifications, obtain licenses. I know people who aren't fit to have a pet, nevermind a child. And I'm not talking philosophy here, I'm talking basic needs types of things. We require people to have lic...
by ooloi
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38805

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

This discussion is an amazing example of geekiness. The bra with the rubik's cube is meant to be a metaphor of frustration, hence: Discussions of "I've never seen a rubik's cube that comes apart when you solve it" are missing the point entirely in a particularly delightfully geeky way. So ...
by ooloi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Societally Enforced Population Control
Replies: 158
Views: 10455

Re: Societally Enforced Population Control

I'll start with a quick and dirty fix that I've advocated for years now: a) Anyone who gets sterilized permanently without having any children at all gets a guaranteed $35,000 a year tax-free income from the Federal government, access to government subsidized housing specifically for people who take...
by ooloi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 29592

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

I'm gonna break the rules (first time) by posting a link at posting #4: (I am simultaneously attempting to obey the rules by using the prescribed format) XKCD T-Shirt! This thread just screams for this synchronicity. If some mod wants to delete my link for breaking the rules, please repost it yourse...
by ooloi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 110181

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

"Help I am being held Prisoner" by donald westlake is what I immediately thought of when I saw the alt-text. There is a scene in it where the gentleman practical-joker in prison is accused of enclosing a note from the license PLATE factory at the prison which reads, "Help I am being h...
by ooloi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215845

Re: Age

Those of us who are 41+ might prefer to be listed at least by decade, though my position on the bell curve of the poll results is either awesome or depressing -- depending on my momentary perspective.
by ooloi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420524

Greetings and Salutations!

Edward here as the Ooloi.

southern redneck, ex-MIT course 24 major, my son got me reading the sketches, resident in NC.

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