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by theta4
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 38039

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

Good comic, except salt is really more of a seasoning than a condiment....
EDIT: it seems my classification is incorrect :lol:
by theta4
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 39293

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Well now that we have conclusively solved the 9/11 conspiracy issue, I would like to turn your attention to a more pressing issue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saHs6J0OXVI
by theta4
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 39293

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

rwald wrote:South Park did it.

This.

Has Randy been getting lazy recently or does he just not care?
by theta4
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 41517

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

The full gatefold. The left half is the half you don't usually see, but it's part of it.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbluegenes/4835313403/
My mind was blown when I unfolded the whole thing and saw this.
by theta4
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 41517

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

1. Interpreting the Joke I think Randall was just going for the college roommates being polar opposites joke, the Pink Floyd poster just being the most visually grabbing part of the last panel. I like this interpretation. If Randall at all cared about Pink Floyd, he would know that this is essentia...
by theta4
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 24354

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

Has anybody realized that reading xkcd has become less of a comic, and more of trying to figure out what Randall is trying to say? That's the first sign of lazy comedy.

You don't think people are confused? Read this thread one more time.
by theta4
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 24354

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

I truly do not get this joke. They desecrated something, and they should have known better. This is supposed to be a joke?

Either I'm retarded and missing something really important or Randall's sense of humor's gotten a lot worse.
by theta4
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 26741

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

What the hell is the joke supposed to be? Is it that some people are so retarded that they thought burning a Kindle would be a good idea? Oh ho ho, it's sure good that we're not retarded like those book burners *takes sip from martini while adjusting monocle.* Randall probably had the best joke in ...
by theta4
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28759

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

Flash is also consistent across browsers.

HTML5 may be standardized, but nothing terribly productive will be able to get done until JavaScript is standardized as well. There's still too much browser-checking code that needs to be written to make sure scripts works across the board.
by theta4
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 20813

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

Let me just say that I have read all 600+ xkcd comic strips, and let me tell you this: "THIS IS THE FUNNIEST COMMIC I HAVE EVER READ!" When he shot that hurricane in half I was liek I can't believe he shot that f---ing hurricane in HALF! I also like how the artist subscribes to the Hart-P...
by theta4
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 26741

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

What the hell is the joke supposed to be? Is it that some people are so retarded that they thought burning a Kindle would be a good idea? Oh ho ho, it's sure good that we're not retarded like those book burners *takes sip from martini while adjusting monocle.* Randall probably had the best joke in t...
by theta4
Sat May 15, 2010 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 267384

Re: Recommend one artist

Pink Floyd! Their music is amazing, and they had crazy awesome live performances!

Have a Cigar
Brain Damage
Dogs: (part 1) (part 2)

Although this live performance is missing Roger Waters, it's still really cool:
Run Like Hell, live
by theta4
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 76770

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

Dammit, Randall! 60p/30i SUCKS BALLS! This is an important subject to me, Mr. I-rule-the-Internet-and-my-opinions-are-better-than-everybody-else's-because-I-have-a-webcomic-that-even-Google-reads. (That's right, I said Google .) I absolutely love the way 24p 35mm film looks. I hate the fact that dig...
by theta4
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 49618

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

The problem with any projection of a 4D object is that it's usually a 2D projection of a 3D projection of a 4D object. Too much data gets lost by looking at a 4D object that way. That's like A. Square trying to understand a 3D object by looking at its 2D projection from the sides with his 1D retina....
by theta4
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 23171

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

Smells like Primer to me. This same kind of thing happened in that movie.

Hmmmm...
by theta4
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Design?
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: Code Design?

I think my question has been answered. Summary of what I have learned: ⋅ Modularizing code is great. (This is a given in OOP languages like C++ and AS3.) ⋅ Keep the interface between modules consistent, but change up what the modules do. The first point is obvious. OOP is designe...
by theta4
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Design?
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Code Design?

In the past, when I've tried to write big programs I'd get halfway through and realize I should have planned from the beginning. Taking a hint from my mistakes, I've begun planning how my programs would run before writing a single line of code. Trial and error to refine this process hasn't worked ve...
by theta4
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Adobe Here for the Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

Re: Is Adobe Here for the Better?

And another two industry standards I forgot to mention: PostScript and PDF. Both of these are managed by Adobe. someone really needs to do something about that. postscript is a pain to use on windows, and pdf is a pain to use on anything. LaTeX and PDF go really good together, so making PDFs on Lin...
by theta4
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Adobe Here for the Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

Re: Is Adobe Here for the Better?

And another two industry standards I forgot to mention: PostScript and PDF. Both of these are managed by Adobe.
by theta4
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 57828

Re: Honor Societies

It sucks that all of the Facebook pages called "If this page gets 1,000,000 fans, then it will have 1,000,000 fans" are xkcd-related. I don't want to join those. I want to join the original . It just seems to suck now, for me. I don't want to become a fan of it because I love xkcd. I want ...
by theta4
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The one bestest ever of all time language to rule them all
Replies: 141
Views: 26982

Re: The one bestest ever of all time language to rule them all

My top 3: C, Lisp, and Python.

But I'll have to look into this Haskell stuff. I've heard of it before, but never really thought much of it. I guess I just threw it away into the list of programming languages I don't care much for, like Delphi, ASP, .NET, and Visual Basic.
by theta4
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Adobe Here for the Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

Is Adobe Here for the Better?

A lot of people seem to complain about Adobe, especially Adobe Flash. People seem to want Adobe to just get out of their lives. But Adobe makes a lot of softwares which have become industry standards, such as Photoshop, After Effects, and InDesign, and the world as we know it would be forced to have...
by theta4
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 36258

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

God, this is depressing. I guess they were engaged, too. Empirical evidence: http://www.theta4.com/imgs/empiricalevidence.png depression++; Also, for those wondering how he quantified happiness, there's this thing called feeling . If there's anything that Dead Poets Society taught me, it's this: sci...
by theta4
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28759

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

Area Man wrote:
theta4 wrote:Adobe is simply doing what the smart engineer would do. "For $2,000 I'll build you one that goes to CS4."

Guess that makes you the dumb-ass punker... :P

I guess I kinda walked right into that one...
by theta4
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28759

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

Adobe is simply doing what the smart engineer would do. "For $2,000 I'll build you one that goes to CS4."
by theta4
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28759

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

This should extremely be in the flamewars forum. And please remove that link to get more traffic to your blog(or word it differently)... Link removed. This is not intended to be a flamewar. It's intended to be a discussion of the pros and cons of the different formats. Personally, I believe in Flas...
by theta4
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Hacking the CIA?
Replies: 55
Views: 35558

Re: Hacking the CIA?

[...] and that when he did some work for the military he hacked into various networks and whatnot, and even claimed to be able to hack into the CIA. I have to agree with the rest of this thread. If he really did those things, he probably had some sort of security clearance or NDA. Besides, the CIA ...
by theta4
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28759

HTML5 or Flash?

I'm scared for Adobe. They've pretty much got the professional creative industries (design, print, art, animation) covered, but with the release of HTML5, Adobe Flash seems threatened to leave the net as a standard for interactive media. Personally, I love Flash. I have Flash CS4 Pro (along with the...
by theta4
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0253: "Highway Engineer Pranks"
Replies: 112
Views: 44044

Re: "Highway Engineer Pranks" Discussion

This is about as bad as it gets in Arizona...
by theta4
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 20514

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

Awwww, dennisw, don't cry :( And does anybody else find it incredibly disconcerting that Rain Man, who is autistic , is being threatened? What kind of sicko would threaten to kill an autistic person?! Also, energy weapons fire short bursts because they need to be charged, probably with something lik...
by theta4
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 36333

Re: "MicroSD" Discussion

Personally, I'd rather work with a hard disk. They're harder to lose, and have stood the test of time.
by theta4
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0068: "Five Thirty"
Replies: 22
Views: 12039

Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

Soft Hyphen wrote:This strip reminds me of Don Hertzfeldt's work. (Search the name on Youtube and you'll see what I mean.)

To be helpful, I'll provide a link to the search results page for Don Hertzfeldt on YouTube.
by theta4
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0475: "Further Boomerang Difficulties"
Replies: 128
Views: 41273

Re: "Further Boomerang Difficulties" Discussion

heheheh, the last few frames are...i can't think of the word. until the word comes to me, i shall use an equation in it's place: \frac{\frac{d}{dx}[fourthwall]}{2} + (\int_{0}^{2}4-\sum_{n=0}^{3}\frac{metaworlds}{3n-5})^{-\sqrt{5}+e^\pi} ...it'll come to me, don't worry :wink: AH! I've got ...
by theta4
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

Then clearly you're going the wrong way about this. Simply email Randall, and have him put up a disclaimer on the homepage. Hah! Like that would ever happen... ...so it's become the Internet's standard for "science/math based webcomic". It is science/math based, but it's not like understa...
by theta4
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

Ratio wrote:... I really don't think any of the comics refered to so far had any "Message" about types of people, they just look like "Funny little ideas" to me.

THANK you! That's what I've been trying to say this whole time!
by theta4
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

Well, if you did have an inferiority complex and that was the reason for you thinking what you do then it wouldn't be a fallacy at all. It'd be a logical conclusion. Until he can prove that this inferiority complex is affecting my judgment or influencing my argument, it's ad hominem as far as I'm c...
by theta4
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

doogly wrote:I think you have an inferiority complex.

WEEEWOOO. Oh, my ad hominem alarm's going off again...
by theta4
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

OK, but how do you know what people are thinking as they read the comic? A little birdie told me . Also, I don't know. This thread isn't trying to criticize the way people read the comic, but to stop people from reading the comic as some sort of untouchable holiness and to simply enjoy it for what ...
by theta4
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

I never said it is any of those things and am frustrated with those who attempt to say otherwise. I agree with all of you that xkcd is nothing more than a silly, harmless webcomic. I'm so sick of people who seem to think it's anything more and that they are of the elite for enjoying its humor. I can...
by theta4
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 19815

Re: Just so we're clear...

I've just always felt that people think of xkcd as some huge inside joke, or shining beacon of nerd culture, probably thanks to things like this. I just wanted to say that it's not.

And now that everybody has told me "it's not," I'm done here.

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