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by OBloodyHell
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1214: "Geoguessr"
Replies: 102
Views: 33646

Re: 1214: "Geoguessr"

My best score was bit.ly/116uPQi (28394) but it was really because of the C question, which was one park in Japan from which I could not get out. Of course I could've use google, but that is kind of cheating, so I have not used it. If I've gotten 5K+ there my score would be at least ~31K I think I ...
by OBloodyHell
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39365

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Having Arabic as my native language, with all its ridiculous complexities and irregularities, I found English to be very simple, and let's face it, it is. You can't appreciate that until you start looking into other languages. Indeed. English grammar is relatively easy and simple and intelligent. W...
by OBloodyHell
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82171

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

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I am wonderfully proud to say that I had no FREAKING idea what this one was about until I did a search on Renesmee.

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by OBloodyHell
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39667

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

Plastic bags waste that most valuable of all resources -- human time . Yes. Those five minutes you waste on the supermarket surely are surely going to ruin the world, no doubt about it. Just imagine how much you could accomplish with that time! I dunno -- how many times do you go shopping in your l...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 31924

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

Though 100 years is longer than a lot of our resources


And yet, somehow, we manage to survive "resource exhaustion" over and over and over. :roll:

Julian Simon figured it out. Now if only teachers would learn enough to teach him. :?
by OBloodyHell
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 66096

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

Canadian provinces: MS-ABC (as opposed to the Lefty news channel) Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia Also, on the pi discussion, I'm firmly in the easily-remember-number-strings category (3.1415926535897932384626433832 from memory. I actually had it up to 60+ digits at one point. We h...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39667

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

I live in Santa Monica where legislation has recently passed making it that you either have to bring your own bag or pay ten cents per paper bag they have to bag it in. (As you can probably guess, Santa Monica is chock full of extreme environmentalist-liberals.) One reason I would never live in the...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 61395

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Speaking as a Wikipedian: oh yes, this is a phenomenon we're painfully aware of. And Neil Gaiman, from above comment: (I can't just fix the Wikipedia entry. It doesn't work like that: someone would just revert the change, dismiss it as "original research" or point out that there IS now a ...
by OBloodyHell
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38724

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

InflatableSoulmate wrote: if you are going one mile per hour over the speed limit, then you will travel one more mile than you would have if you were going the speed limit.


Except if you're in Quebec without Quebec plates.

Then you'll go about 15 miles less while the cop is writing you a ticket...
:twisted:
by OBloodyHell
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38724

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Yes, but can your GPS put it in simple terms...? :shock: Get off the interstate. Left -- pass through three lights, turn right at the fourth, 2 more lights, turn left at third, then three streets and a left on the fourth. 3rd house on the right. L3R2L3Lr3 :lol: No, it can't. 8) =====================...
by OBloodyHell
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24439

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

From the wiki:

> An optional 7" touchscreen display with back-up camera

"Optional"? :?

For over 100-freakin'-k$ it should come with its own Las Vegas Hookers giving hummers on call !! :P
by OBloodyHell
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59142

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

JFK was the quintessential Democrat: Never let facts get in the way of a pretty sounding speech. :shock:
by OBloodyHell
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 37398

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

The energy to send your cargo flying into space still has to come from somewhere, the angular momentum of something in geosynchronous orbit is pretty spectacular. As you hoist something up, there will be a "draggy" effect as in order to keep station with the cable, your cargo has to be ac...
by OBloodyHell
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 84855

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I'm put in mind of a Far Side, with a guy and a girl in bed at night (each at their own home), with relevant thought balloons.

The title of it is:
"Same planet, different worlds"
by OBloodyHell
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 42580

Re: "Free" Discussion

...I'm still trying to figure out the two aisle stacks I encountered, lo, some thirty years ago -- One stack was "Pasteurized Processed Cheese Food" for $1.09 The other stack was "Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product " for $.99 I assume you were meant to eat the first, but I have...
by OBloodyHell
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125636

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

This comic fails to take into account the "but he's an idiot" factor, which I feel is playing more of a role than any of us realize. "He graduated from Harvard." "But he's an idiot." "He was elected to congress" "But he's an idiot." I question the v...
by OBloodyHell
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28790

Re: "Drama" Discussion

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And this folks, is why the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s died out.

Not drugs, not disease -- but because of the Drama.


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by OBloodyHell
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 95645

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Solar power is an idiotic pipe dream for people who can't do basic math. The SOLAR CONSTANT, which is the total amount of solar energy striking a panel OUTSIDE the atmosphere is roughly 1.3 kW/sq-m. At the surface, it's going to be closer to 1 kW/sq-m. The USA's current (2007) capacity is just a hai...
by OBloodyHell
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33277

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

Eh, the sequels weren't THAT bad. People just expected too much from them. Not saying they were anything as mind-blowing as the first one, but they did have some good stuff in them, philosophically, and some fairly cool FX, even if nothing as mindblowing as the first -- and that only because the fir...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68078

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

> Raptors on the otherhand would be utterly foolish to take on with a crossbow. They move in packs. You gain no stealth benefit and the reload time would be almost inevitably fatal. Clearly, you are unfamiliar with the repeating crossbow . You are forgiven. > I mean, who is the real retard here? Not...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68078

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

> I wouldn't trust crossbows to stop raptors when guns are available.

I dunno, I don't think the raptors' claws are well suited to either holding or operating guns.

Hence I'd argue that armed raptors represnt little additional threat to the crossbow-wielding smartass in the room...

:mrgreen:
by OBloodyHell
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57380

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

> (using the values in the comic, 30 minutes and 80/year, you'd spend about half a percent of your life having sex Hardly effective reasoning. Sexual activity is not only not constant, it's not even vaguely linear, even taking into account variables like marital state and age of children. a) One ass...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78686

Re: "Parking" Discussion

My own solution is a bit less destructive. I basically misadjust their sideview mirrors, particularly the one on the passenger side. Even with power mirrors, it's about the same level of nuisance to adjust them both back to correct. I'd prefer something that let them know WHY it happened (a business...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51377

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Nice one Randall. Not every comic needs to hit someone over the head with an idea.
by OBloodyHell
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15532

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Until the rewards system is inherent somehow in the whole scheme of things, and the RIAA and MPAA close their doors, fire their attorneys, and concede defeat, the war isn't over -- not by a long shot. The DRM software battle was just one front in a single battle. Until you can run P2P software witho...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52633

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

My usual solution (goes like this ;-) Heh.)

But that's just me.
by OBloodyHell
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 22128

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

OK, 1) The worst thing about Mencia is that he steals ALL his stuff. Watch Comedy Central's various comics shows for a few weeks, and you'll find prototypes of virtually ALL his jokes. And most of them are at least as funny as Mencia -- usually better . At least Stephen Wright, when he stole most of...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Causing a uranium-238 fission reaction on my computer
Replies: 14
Views: 2155

Re: Causing a uranium-238 fission reaction on my computer

> These days it is fairly uncommon for partitions to become corrupted without cause. This is true, but I've still found that it's very advantageous to have stuff partitioned heavily. 1) It does provide a measure of immunity from any major screwups of the OS, particularly if it's Windows -- by having...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:34 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: On Adobe and Serial Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: On Adobe and Serial Numbers

Well, you can almost certainly find a serial number or a crack for Adobe products with a suitable search... the risk of course is that you might get a trojan if it's a crack or any sort of generator (and I believe that Adobe now needs a generator program). You might check and see if anyone's put one...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:26 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: "Saved" messages?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

"Saved" messages?

OK, this seems likely to have been covered before, but a search on "saved" and also on "draft" didn't find any obvious results. Q: What happens to messages you "save", and how do you get access to them again? If the answer is "duh", sorry, but I'm missing it s...
by OBloodyHell
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0529: "Sledding Discussion"
Replies: 74
Views: 17188

Re: "Sledding Discussion" Discussion

Dude, I'm 50. I have yet to have a problem picking up a new language. Picking up a new paradigm (event-vs-procedural) is difficult, but in the last two years I've picked up both PL/SQL and Robot Basic (a testing form of early visual basic used in Rational Robot). I've also been playing in the last c...
by OBloodyHell
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0512: "Alternate Currency"
Replies: 128
Views: 26402

Re: "Alternate Currency" Discussion

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I'm RICH!!!
:)

RICH!!!
:D

RICH, BWAAAhahahahahahahhahahhaaaaaa!!!
8)

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What?!? Porn Doesn't Count?
:shock:

DAMN!
:evil:

Bastards!! Just keepin' a man down!

:mrgreen:
by OBloodyHell
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 117217

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

So you must assume that the universe IS solving undecidable problems. The problems do exist IN the universe, but I have not heard anyone suggest that they're being solved by the universe. Irrational numbers as far as we know don't exist in the universe just as they don't exist in computers. Because...
by OBloodyHell
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 117217

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Assuming this is to be a reflection on THIS universe, there is a problem in the existence of non-computable problems, that is, there are known problems which cannot be solved by a Turing Machine. That there are such problems in the universe would argue, I'd suggest, that this universe can't be runni...
by OBloodyHell
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35550

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Political use of weapons in national policy went out of style here in the 1800s, and we haven't missed it since. (Granted, it was relevant in 1940-1945, but that was more of a defense matter.) 1) Dude, when you Norwegians actually have anything to say in geopolitics, or become an economic powerhous...
by OBloodyHell
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35550

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

> With modern militaries and weaponry, basic firearms are practically irrelevant to protecting a person's rights and limiting the power of the government to dominate its citizens, unlike when the 2nd amendment was first penned. Encryption combined with other stuff you can do on computers can give an...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57831

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

REAL, ACTUAL PROGRAMMERS USE IDES BECAUSE THAT BIZARRE COMMAND LINE BULLSHIT TAKES WAY TOO MUCH TIME AND YOU GET FIRED thank you I'd like to you see you use your "fancy" ide faster than my prof can use vim... and he used emacs until a year ago. I've never seen code from a prof that I woul...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0130: "Julia Stiles"
Replies: 44
Views: 36696

Re: "Julia Stiles" Discussion

Actually, I googled MathNet and found it on TV.com. There are other older tv shows from when we were children there too.. 3-2-1 Contact, among others. ** Edit ** In my haste, I didn't notice that you can't actually watch the shows :evil: :!: I'm an editor on a couple TV.com shows. They were pretty ...
by OBloodyHell
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 53060

Re: "Steal This Comic" Discussion

As I noted in another thread , Copyright-as-control is anathema to the internet. Any system of copyrights which include control over it is doomed to fail: The internet treats control as noise and routes around it. I concur completely that DRM is a defective concept, and encourages piracy. Trust me, ...
by OBloodyHell
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 27413

Re: "Spore" Discussion

b) This is not the ridiculously childish "information should be free" -- perhaps data should be free -- information is a worldview of data, expressed by a specific viewpoint, and represents the time and ingenuity of the entity creating that expression. Said entity does and should be rewar...

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