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by embernator
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 19178

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

glasnt wrote:Does anyone actually have a desk with a keyboard tray any more? And do they actually use it?


My desk in my dorm room came with one. I use it to store homework and some of my thinner textbooks.

Great comic!
by embernator
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 59700

Re: "Students" Discussion

And on a lighter note, does anyone remember that episode of Batman the Animated Series where Batman is in a dream state and he figures it out because he can't read anything? I've heard many people report that they actually can read in dreams. Can you? I don't know if I can read, but I always know w...
by embernator
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 59700

Re: "Students" Discussion

I get this nightmare all the time. About missing assignments, missing classes etc, and I'm only in my first year! Is it going to get worse? :shock:
by embernator
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0247: "Factoring the Time"
Replies: 137
Views: 50987

Re: "Factoring the time" Discussion

I don't know if anyone's said this yet or not, but on igoogle there's actually an app you can put on your page that factors the time. It's 100% based on this strip
by embernator
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is consuming DNA safe? (not what you think. perverts.)
Replies: 39
Views: 5464

Re: Is consuming DNA safe?

Consuming DNA is safe. That's what you do every time you eat. When you eat a fish, the fish protiens and fats and DNA and everything in the fish is broken down in your digestive system and then turned into human DNA and protiens and everything else
by embernator
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Graphic Calculators
Replies: 17
Views: 1839

Re: Graphic Calculators

My high school made everyone buy the graphing calculators, and then spent all of high school math teaching us what sequence of buttons to press to do something, not how to actually do math. Now in university, we're not allowed them. We aren't allowed any calculators at all for any of my math classes...
by embernator
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada: Liberals will try to form coalition
Replies: 63
Views: 4796

Re: Canada: Liberals will try to form coalition

It's obvious that Canadians decided as a whole that we do not want Stephane Dion in power. Whether each individual person agrees with that or not, more people would rather have the conservatives in power than the other parties, or they would not have won, even if it's a minority win. Dion himself sa...
by embernator
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 49280

Re: Egg Drop Failure Discussion

I have done so many egg drops. By far the worst was at space camp though. The camp I was at went to the official CSA space camp for a weekend. We did shuttle simulations and the zero g simulation and all that fun stuff. And after that we had to do an egg drop. There were 6 groups of 6-8 people from ...
by embernator
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109247

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

A truly amazing comic. This is how I feel in chem every class.
by embernator
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 67671

Re: "Floor Tiles" Discussion

I do this horribly whenever I walk. My high school was bad 'cause the floor was white, with blue and black tiles randomly placed. The university isn't quite as bad. It's mostly old buildings, from before multi-coloured tiles were 'the thing'. But my res building drives me insane. The floor is comple...
by embernator
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 868
Views: 188747

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

"Do you need to be connected to the internet to be on msn?" girl 1: brrr why do I always have to be so cold? girl 2: ... girl 1: you can always see my nipples through whatever i wear. Guy (pointing at zucchini): What's that stuff? Girl: Seriously?! It's cucumber. But when you cook it, it t...
by embernator
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 20687

Re: Election

Stupid question:

Who won your election anyways? My morning classes are morning enough that I can't really stay up past 11pm ish, so I had no idea who was even leading.
by embernator
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0499: "Scantron"
Replies: 173
Views: 38482

Re: "Scantron" Discussion

[Alt Text: Also, after all the warnings about filling in the bubbles completely, I spent like 30 seconds on each one. ME TOO!!!! They had us using scantrons for almost every exam during the year for grade 12. The theory was that the diploma exams use scantron, so we had to spend the year learning h...
by embernator
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3144862

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Yay pants! *tiny cheer* I've just never felt comfortable in dresses and skirts and whatnot. Give me a nice pair of khakis or jeans and I'm set. Plus, buying clothes that you can only wear (maybe) half the year doesn't seem like the best idea. It gets MOTHERFUCKING COLD here! I dunno about here, 'ca...
by embernator
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3144862

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I hate tights, I haven't worn them since I was old enough to pick my clothes when we go shopping. They always ALWAYS make my skin feel irritated. Not to mention I hate tight fitting stuff in the first place, everything I wear is rather loose and comfortable, even if I have to dress very formally. A...
by embernator
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1118337

Re: What are you listening to?

I'm listening to Sleipnir by Manowar. I love this band!
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 327467

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I'm pretty sure it was as the first name, but I heard the stat about a year ago so I could be mistaken.
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Bomb Threats
Replies: 48
Views: 4100

Re: Bomb Threats

I remember in high school we always had all kinds of bomb and shooting threats. It was amusing at first (knowing that it wouldn't acutally happen, the threat was just to stupid), but after a while when we were all behind on our work because of them, it was pretty irritating. Especially when it was j...
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 327467

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I once heard on a sports radio station that some insane number (4 or 5 or something) of children get named 'ESPN' every year in Texas.
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Which language should I learn?
Replies: 24
Views: 3084

Re: Which language should I learn?

I took Japanese for 3 years in high school, and I absolutely loved it. I did really well with it too. Keep in mind that this is from the person who failed grade 5 french (long story with lots of reasons why it'd be acceptable for me to fail, but I still failed). I thought it was quite easy once I go...
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Anyone ever go back to school for a second Bachelor's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Anyone ever go back to school for a second Bachelor's?

I'm in my first one now, engineering, but there's a few people that are back for a second degree in their mid 20s to 30s in my class. There's even one man I'd estimate to be in his late 40s-early 50s.
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546377

Re: Today You Learned

I didn't learn this today, but it's early enough that it still counts I think. Yesterday I learned that the goal of my calculus class apparently isn't to teach us calculus. According to the prof, the goal of the class is to teach us to stop using calculus all the time and just use logic. Shouldn't i...
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 369107

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

This happened on a tour of the electrical engineering department We were supposed to go on a few tours, then design a car out of pop bottles. On this tour one of the profs was speaking to us and after a few minutes we were getting restless, so he says: "I know the only thing that turns you on i...
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 67182

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My math prof for the first month of the semester couldn't teach. She obviously knew what she was doing and had a doctorate in math, but she didn't speak english very well. A lot of time was wasted with her trying to figure out what words to use, and quite often she'd go off talking about her researc...
by embernator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Need suggestions for college dorm prank
Replies: 44
Views: 3894

Re: Need suggestions for college dorm prank

I know it's been a little more than a week since you posted the request for ideas, but here's what some friends and I did for a prank: I 'borrowed' some yellow caution tape from a construction zone on campus and we taped off his door. Then we typed up a sign that said: ATTENTION Due to a difficulty ...
by embernator
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 100016

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I *should* be listening to the prof talk about whatever book we're reading next. Or at least homework for other classes. But here I am...
by embernator
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Low voter turn-out...ok?
Replies: 153
Views: 8758

Re: Low voter turn-out...ok?

I think part of the low voter turnout in the election was due to the changes in the rules for identification. It was very hard for me to get the proper proof of address because, living in residence at university, I dont get any bills mailed to me. No rent or utilities or anything. The forms the Elec...
by embernator
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 147296

Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

I read Order of the Stick and occaisionally Air Force Blues
by embernator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2088
Views: 654914

Re: Something on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

The engineer's guide to cats.
by embernator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 225955

Re: High and low point of your day

High point - Finishing my math homework Low point - Realizing I now have another math assignment, two physics assignments, three labs and an essay to do before I can watch Stargate. I'm never gunna see another Stargate again :( Ooh! Another high point! The physics website is down, so I only have mat...
by embernator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3144862

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I was so scared before my first pap test that I ended up phoning my boyfriend at 3 am and was crying so hard he couldn't even understand what I was saying. I somehow managed to convince myself that I had every disease that a pap test could possibly find. ...I mean, I'm not a hypochondriac. Not at al...
by embernator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your eyesight!
Replies: 137
Views: 10838

Re: Post your eyesight!

My right eye is just barely farsighted with a very slight astigmatism, my left is 20/200 (that means so nearsighted it may as well be blind, right?) What ends up hapening is there's a rage of about half a meter from my face where my brain only really takes into account what my left eye sees and I ca...
by embernator
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2191829

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi. I'm Embernator. I'm a first year engineering student at Dalhousie University. I'm Canadian, love cats, and hate rude people. Please ignore any typos in my posts. 99% of them are me typing too fast and not even realizing there is one. Yo, I'm Fifth, and I've been in and out of #xkcd for a while. ...

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