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by xkcdfan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 4174

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

How sure are we that these negative reviews aren't actually positive reviews from people traveling backward in time?
by xkcdfan
Sat May 27, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would happen if $-1 bills were minted?
Replies: 20
Views: 3270

What would happen if $-1 bills were minted?

Would this have an effect on the economy, or would they somehow become collector's items with, ironically, positive value?
by xkcdfan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204213

Re: Trump presidency

Hard to imagine why Obama could have been weary and depressed. It's not like he spent his entire presidency being obstructed by petty, childish Republican congresspeople throwing tantrums about everything he and the Democrats tried to do, no matter how benign or even beneficial. Not like Republican...
by xkcdfan
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204213

Re: Trump presidency

Hard to imagine why Obama could have been weary and depressed. It's not like he spent his entire presidency being obstructed by petty, childish Republican congresspeople throwing tantrums about everything he and the Democrats tried to do, no matter how benign or even beneficial. Not like Republicans...
by xkcdfan
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "There is an Exception to every rule"
Replies: 32
Views: 5654

Re: "There is an Exception to every rule"

"Every even number is divisible by 2 with no remainder" - there's your exception to "There's an exception to every rule".
by xkcdfan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 8859

Re: solving the refugee crisis

by xkcdfan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: solving the refugee crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 8859

Re: solving the refugee crisis

22 minutes? Nah, bro. Sum it up in your own words if you want anyone here to care.
by xkcdfan
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"
Replies: 128
Views: 36100

Re: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"

Depends on how much utility he assigns to physical attractiveness - also known as a combination of traits that, (pre-)historically are associated with reproductive fitness... Considering they haven't reproduced in eleven years they've had Harry, I would postulate that he assigns fairly low utility ...
by xkcdfan
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"
Replies: 128
Views: 36100

Re: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"

Cause of death: time. (Not too long ago I sketched an outline for a sequel to the fan sequel Significant Digits to the fanfic Harry Potter And The Methods of Rationality , which talks a lot about an anthropomorphized Time in the context of how magic time travel works, and also has Harry on a lifelo...
by xkcdfan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

The "get a ride to the polls" link seems to be to a site that's just for people in one section of Nebraska! Anyone know of a similar site that's good for all/more of the USA? Lyft, Uber, Maven, and Zipcar are all offering discounts or free rides tomorrow: https://consumerist.com/2016/11/0...
by xkcdfan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Wrong. Are you ironically mocking Trump with an unelaborated denial of demonstrable facts, or are you unironically denying all of those things are true? It sounds like mockery, I think. One of Trump's favorite ways to "rebut" criticism is to just go "Wrong. Wrong. Wrong." in the...
by xkcdfan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

So sad that smart people are backing her or Trump. We need more and better realistic choices, non-strategic voting, and to get rid of the electoral college. None of that will happen this election, but voting for a third-party candidate will provide federal funding for their party next cycle and cou...
by xkcdfan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I see Randall also has a troubling lack of integrity. https://blog.xkcd.com/2008/01/28/obama/ Yeah. If he had integrity he'd be supporting the guy who bragged about sexually assaulting women, ran his business into the ground and had to declare bankruptcy six times, hires illegal immigrants then tur...
by xkcdfan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I wonder how much Randall got paid for this ad? Probably the same amount you got paid to whine about it. People are allowed to have political views and people are allowed to advocate for their own political views. On that note, thank you very much, Randall. I appreciate you not voting for the guy w...
by xkcdfan
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Homo naledi: Another link
Replies: 21
Views: 2620

Re: Homo naledi: Another link

Secondly, our very own Dr Mathole Motshekga , who is a member of Parliament , decided that the discovery is insulting because "This thing is inconsistent with reality and supports the theory that we are subhuman. That's why Africans aren't respected by the rest of the world." Yep, he said...
by xkcdfan
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Emily and Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 6236

Re: Emily and Cancer

Sizik wrote:
Vahir wrote:...What?

(Context?)


http://xkcd.com


Again:

What?
by xkcdfan
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"
Replies: 200
Views: 40281

Re: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"

Isn't everyone at Less Wrong supposed to be all intellectual or something? Why do so many of you keep double posting?
by xkcdfan
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1450: "AI-Box Experiment"
Replies: 200
Views: 40281

1450: "AI-Box Experiment"

http://xkcd.com/1450/ http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ai_box_experiment.png Title text: I'm working to bring about a superintelligent AI that will eternally torment everyone who failed to make fun of the Roko's Basilisk people. nb: Roko's basilisk . It's really stupid. added link.
by xkcdfan
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Does traditional debate reinforce White Privilege?
Replies: 96
Views: 18120

Re: Does traditional debate reinforce White Privilege?

"social justice warriors"

Pre sure OP wouldn't have used that wording if it had been some white kids doing the same thing.
by xkcdfan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 27714

Re: 1314: "Photos"

I was always like the white-hat guy in this. Then recently there was this study: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304858104579264653611449962 I used to photograph a lot and stopped when I suspected that this was the case. Good to see some empirical data backing me in this. And to...
by xkcdfan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 27714

Re: 1314: "Photos"

This thread is full of White Hat Guys. Thanks, Randall.
by xkcdfan
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 19243

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

I sometimes receive bug reports in the form of a screenshot inside a .docx file. Maybe they're trying to dress up their .png as something slightly more trustworthy. Whoah, how do you get a screenshot straight into a png file in Windows? I do Ctrl-Alt-Shift-PrintScreen to get it onto the clipboard, ...
by xkcdfan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 23197

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

Does anybody know what floor(0.99999....) is?
by xkcdfan
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 25933

Wrong on the Internet: The Final Theory

I haven't studied any formal science since my high school biology class, but even I can see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch the most basic of flaws in this diatribe. I'm in freaking stitches reading this. Share my pain.
by xkcdfan
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Relativity and growing/shrinking.
Replies: 6
Views: 5456

Re: Relativity and growing/shrinking.

Just speaking on the subject that prompted your question: However, to the characters, this journey takes 3 years. This is explained by the characters being shrunk down to a size such that the region looks like it's 3 light-years across, so travelling at the speed of light would take them 3 years. Th...
by xkcdfan
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 10856

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

Furthermore, part of me doesn't even understand the downside to a 'search bubble'. If I am googling a news story, I would hope that google brings up the news sites I frequent first because I have already decided that those news sites are valid and as unbiased as can be. If google can't find one on ...
by xkcdfan
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 32802

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Vowels are stupid. We should just get consonant/vowel combinations like the Japanese. So much cooler to ask a question by adding a sound to the end of a sentence, ka? Soo des ne. Sou desu ne. The u sound in desu is downplayed but it's still there. です. JSL pisses me the fuck off. It's おう. Not おお. Sp...
by xkcdfan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 155010

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Yeah. It's Sawtooth, previously stated to be traveling the world challenging people (Carapacians I guess?) to rap-offs. He showed up while Dirk was fighting the drones, during the "Dirk draws pornography" set of updates.
by xkcdfan
Tue May 08, 2012 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is sexism universal?
Replies: 265
Views: 42280

Re: Why is sexism universal?

Slow clap.
by xkcdfan
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 210690

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

Weeks wrote:I thought you quit?

Oh wait, it was the other XKCD Fan. Heh.

Yeah no that asshole jacked my username and I want to kick him in his misogynistic face.
by xkcdfan
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 210690

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

This is STILL GOING? Oh my god. PUAs are a bunch of bottom feeding scum suckers, end of story.
by xkcdfan
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 33638

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

That's stupid, Randall.

Anyone who draws stars in a different order from how I do it is stupid.

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by xkcdfan
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 210690

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Okay, what's with the forums replacing I 'm with HULK, P U As with bottom feeding scum suckers, n u m b e r with fish, and HULK not sure what loaves is replacing. It makes for funny discussions, but... Ohhh, so that's what bottom feeding scum sucker is. I guessed it was something like that but coul...
by xkcdfan
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 210690

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

This is bullshit. So we are suppose to equate ANY AND ALL attempts to nose pick, go out with, or otherwise "score" with a girl as misogyny against or objectification of women? Further, we are also suppose to believe that acting on these ideas is simply a mental defect in our brains comple...
by xkcdfan
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Largest 3 consecutive semi-primes?
Replies: 19
Views: 5305

Re: Largest 3 consecutive semi-primes?

Proginoskes wrote:
tomtom2357 wrote:That is probably about as difficult as the twin prime problem, which has not been solved yet.


A new milestone has been reached, though: Terrence Tao recently proved that every odd number is the sum of at most five primes.

...41 is the sum of 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13 though?
by xkcdfan
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Racists, social conservatives are dumb, according to SCIENCE
Replies: 21
Views: 4552

Re: Racists, social conservatives are dumb, according to SCI

Wasn't this study, or one very much like it, debunked a year or so ago?
by xkcdfan
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What would you do with infinite energy?
Replies: 41
Views: 7058

Re: What would you do with infinite energy?

Am I really the only one who'd use it to end world hunger and provide free healthcare for everyone in the world?
by xkcdfan
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Delectably stupid questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2096

Re: Delectably stupid questions

How is 0 to 1 infinitely bigger than -1 to 100?
by xkcdfan
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 21483

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

Only real women menstruate, that is not to say all real women DO menstruate. The two ideas are completely different and all the people complaining are to ignorant to see that. ...how are those two statements NOT equivalent? Unless he's saying "the only people who do menstruate are real women, ...

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