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by Mekmek
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 66441

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

My monitor must be rubbish because I can't see it at all. I had to open it in GIMP and flood the background with a different colour to see it. I didn't see it at home, only later on my laptop which actually has a rubbish display. It has this weird loose contact which makes everything red-ish on fir...
by Mekmek
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19381

Re: 0848: "3D"

I wonder if a real 3D movie is possible...What would that entail? ⋅ Stage ⋅ Curtain ⋅ Actors Ya, but that setup tends to have really, really crappy special effects. Lies! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfDk3I6di5E Nevermind that (funny but mediocre) rip-off youtube vid...
by Mekmek
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 36599

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

Lasher wrote:I don't get it. Who is Ke$ha and what's the song you are talking about?

existentialpanda wrote:I cannot even begin to express how much I loathe that song.


You need to watch more Simpsons or something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BmgktqBNU4
Because this version is actually bearable.
by Mekmek
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 41535

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. I just wanted to say, that TEFLON COMES FROM SPACE! *spookysound* That is all. Also, screw your Vikings and Columbus and whatnot: But, as an example, were the Sun to be replaced by a black hole of ...
by Mekmek
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29667

Re: 0835: "Tree"

gnutrino wrote:I'm sure other people will manage to do better than this but I thought I'd post to say: FRIST.

Spoiler:
Christmass_tree.JPG



Neat!
I wonder if people would still recognize it as a tree if you did a BFS wiring. :P
by Mekmek
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 57690

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

sardia wrote:Alt Text: The only winning move is to play, perfectly, waiting for your opponent to make a mistake.


A strange game... I mean strange comic, I mean... Wait what?! That's not a movie quote!
by Mekmek
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "
Replies: 127
Views: 32437

Re: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "

DreadArchon wrote:Heh, the Heisenberg strip was simple and awesome.

Not quite as simple but still awesome: Stickfigures. With. Hands!
Amazing. :shock:
by Mekmek
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 47917

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

I always disliked "soh cah toa". This is probably because I learned trig with the unit circle, and think 'sin = y/r; cos = x/r; tan = y/x'. This, except you still got too many variables on your mind for my taste. I just memorized a layout similar to the last one here and then thought: &qu...
by Mekmek
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91231

Re: "Password Reuse" discussion (#792)

Karilyn wrote:I'm going to say it's a random date and/or a variation of a Noodle Incident

I'm also in favor of no real event at all. Instead it's an in-character reference. Maybe to this?
by Mekmek
Wed May 26, 2010 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48737

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

Personally I dislike when people make jokes about X group, and avoid doing it myself--but I don't necessarily find them offensive, per se , and generally laugh if they're funny, though I might check myself afterward. However, reducing groups of people to jokes generally just marginalizes th...
by Mekmek
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74356

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Pokémon Hell: Instead of there being 495 pokémon, there's only one. And it's Bidoof. The Hell Level of Pokemon: Endless stream of Zubats. Forever. :shock: Wich god do I pray to, in order to avoid that? If you're a tetris fan you should give this version a try: http://www.ngworks.net/game/swf/tetori...
by Mekmek
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 59277

Re: Honor Societies

I sometimes forget how much fun wikipedia can be...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome

Would the tautology club be abbreviated TC club then?
by Mekmek
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0670: "Spinal Tap Amps"
Replies: 110
Views: 31833

Re: "Spinal Tap Amps" Discussion

From http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930 Only 5 blades? http://irregularwebcomic.net/comics/irreg1186.jpg The part that worries me is that this is more conceivable than it is funny. Still very funny though. :lol: Also: Why not amps that go to googol, Clarkkkkson and the xkcd number? Integers...
by Mekmek
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Do you ever get tired of being asked why?
Replies: 29
Views: 3341

Re: Do you ever get tired of being asked why?

I refuse to consider the question "Why". I only ever use "Why not?" Because life's more fun then. To quote from The Salmon of Doubt - originally published in Hockney's Alphabet: There's only ever been one good answer to that question "Why?" and perhaps we should have t...
by Mekmek
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 34614

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

amazing comic. do you know what also fixes the tooltip problem? opera :D I know I'm not gonna make any friends with this, but IE7 anyone? Ever since they've implemented tab-browsing, I don't see any reason not to use this browser. Excuse me for being too blunt. Anyways, to be on topic: I like the a...
by Mekmek
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 481323

Re: Favorite home experiments

Breaking a beer bottle with a 5cent coin is another interesting time. Details, please. This has something to do with how dams work. At least thats how my books explained it back then. Pressure on the inside does more damage then pressure from outside. Also try crushing an egg with your hand for fur...
by Mekmek
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0475: "Further Boomerang Difficulties"
Replies: 128
Views: 41924

Re: "Further Boomerang Difficulties" Discussion

How about just Top Right to Bottom/Last real Right? what a jerk, destroying the ozone layer like that, even his girlfriend is pissed at him :-D You're right, that one's awesome! Just when i was about to ask, how a boomerang (or banana for that matter) could do anything harmful to the ozone layer......
by Mekmek
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets

Edit: I realize that you're talking about finite string a lot, so if you meant to say finite strings over {1, 0} then just ignore this post. And I realize now that this in fact makes a huge difference. And yes, since the subject was computing theory and topics were formal languages etc., every elem...
by Mekmek
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets

The question was, wether the set of regular expressions over the alphabet {0,1} was countable or not. My argument was like this: for every finite set of strings over {0,1} there is one unique RE. The set of strings over {1,0} is infinite (though countable). The (uncountable) powerset of these string...
by Mekmek
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: Relative Sizes of Infinite Sets

I have another question about countable sets, but didn't feel like a new topic was needed, so here it is: There was a question on an exam that i got wrong, although i was (and am still) convinced that my argument was valid. I thought the following statements were true: - The powerset of any infinite...

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