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by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50895

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

pgn674 wrote:"What's up?" ... Hah, I laughed pretty hard at that.


I caught that right away. Only North, South, East, and West exists in Flatland.
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50895

0721: "Flatland"

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Title Text: "Also, I apologize for the time I climbed down into your world and everyone freaked out about the lesbian orgy overseen by a priest."

I happened to find the lesbian orgy bit hilarious. Flatland was awesome.
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 47082

Re: "I Am" Discussion

I definitely lawl'd. Haven't out loud in a while.

LO-M got me. That was good.
by PhantomPhanatic
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 31467

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

My Girlfriend won't see Avatar with me. Though, it's probably for the best. We'll see Sherlock Holmes tonight instead.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0672: "Suggestions"
Replies: 90
Views: 22866

Re: Suggestions

Oh man, the Title text made me bust out laughing. I haven't laughed heartily at one of these in quite a while. Good show Randall.
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bad Sex in Literature Award
Replies: 62
Views: 17028

Re: Bad Sex in Literature Award

Oh God this is so awful. So awful. But it's awesome. My favorite so far is definitely 2005's winner. (Not posting the exact text, because I'm not in the mood to play copyright law. Find it here ). As if the run on sentence wasn't enough, he had to put the icing on the cake with "Like Zorro.&qu...
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26502

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

If you want to get really picky, you wouldn't be able to move at all in a frictionless environment because your muscles wouldn't be able to contract. I doubt you'd be able to stand at all unless you were staning perfectly balanced. Otherwise, you'd just fall over and your muscles couldn't help you ...
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26502

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

If he was smart he'd reach for the laptop and throw it in the opposite direction so he could reach the door before he passed out.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26502

0669: "Experiment"

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Title Text: "The other two are lost on the infinite plane of uniform density."


As soon as I saw the FWOOOOOOSH I knew he was gonna have a hard time breathing.

What is the significance of the laptop on the floor?
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37698

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

FlyingCow371 wrote:Beyond the Narnia reference, anybody else instantly think of the probes sent through a Stargate?


That was my first thought.

My girlfriend's gonna love this one.....damn that James McAvoy!
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Can a machine be conscious?
Replies: 162
Views: 30650

Re: Can a machine be conscious?

I have some thoughts on what consciousness is that I'm not sure anyone here has put together yet. I've seen a few already stated but not combined into a singular definition. I would say that consciousness exhibits the following five qualities: ⋅ Receives stimulus or inputs ⋅ Reac...
by PhantomPhanatic
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 59939

Re: "Lego" Discussion

I just came back up to school from my grandfather's funeral....

I have to say that this was the right comic at the right time. If I hadn't already understood this premise, it might have shocked me a bit. Well played Mr. Munroe.
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0658: "Orbitals"
Replies: 89
Views: 17794

Re: "Orbitals" Discussion

+1 to that ^^^ guy.


This be a good one.

I especially liked the hall lounge orbital. I have yet to have seen a roommate forced to a higher orbital.....I guess that says something about my roommates.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151842

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Dude, that was awesome. The LotR and Star Wars charts were absolutely amazing. I lawled quite audibly at the "Special Edition" part. Also, amazing job on LotR....really, I was amazed at how well this was done. Also, I enjoyed seeing the locations of the raptors in JP. I remember wondering ...
by PhantomPhanatic
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1866152

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6310/slightlyworseriver.jpg 655 Your Facebook rock-climbing pictures are problematic. How so? Should I have added hover text? I'm new to this ya know.... You don't have to, but that's my suggestion for a title text. [Citation] Ah, I see what you did thar. She has ...
by PhantomPhanatic
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1866152

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Magilla wrote:
PhantomPhanatic wrote:Image

655

Your Facebook rock-climbing pictures are problematic.


How so? Should I have added hover text? I'm new to this ya know....
by PhantomPhanatic
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo ODST
Replies: 17
Views: 3090

Re: Halo ODST

Desperate Measures video for Halo ODST. Honestly, I just like hearing Nathan Fillion gabber all Captain-y like. And then there's Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin and rumored Tricia Helfer. Also, in the vids, Nathan Fillion more or less looks like Nathan Fillion. Awesome. There's something about having a...
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1866152

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0655: "Climbing"
Replies: 63
Views: 14966

Re: "Climbing" discussion

I assumed this would be a River Tam joke at first.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 84920

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

There's always Angelfire if you still want some nostalgia. I still have one.....and I don't have the excuse of making it in 1998....it was last updated only 4 years ago......

Also, the webring links did it for me. I finally fully cracked up when I saw the last few bits.
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 38139

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

I once thought as Randall did as well.....It was the worst 2 hours of my life (minus the animated part, that was kinda cool).
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 40455

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

I especially liked the well drawn predator with shading and all. Very nice.
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16691

Re: Nowhere

I chuckled quite a bit at this one. The first thing I expected when I saw the dinosaur was another brontosaurus reference. I was pleasantly surprised. You mean Apatosaurus . That was the idea. I was referencing this comic. Also.....you don't get down off a dinosaur, you get down off a duck!
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16691

Re: Nowhere

I chuckled quite a bit at this one. The first thing I expected when I saw the dinosaur was another brontosaurus reference. I was pleasantly surprised.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51865

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Not only do I use RPN consistently on my HP50g but I was planning a trip to a local hotdog stand today as well. Randall, get out of my head.

RPN is indeed fast. The only thing I don't like is that you lose the stack history when you do operations, but I think it's a fair price to pay.
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86394

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

This has to have been said before, but creepy guy apparently doesn't daydream in correct punctuation......
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80481

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

The hardest I've laughed at a comic in quite a while. Thumbs up!
by PhantomPhanatic
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59628

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

honorious wrote:
AkodoGilador wrote:Calculus is a complex field, Taylor made for puns.

Alex


boo! i hope you fall pray to an infinite series of misfortunes my friend


Not to diverge, but I was cheese-burned by this exchange more than the original comic. I'm glad I'm Abel to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.
by PhantomPhanatic
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 56968

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

Get out of my head Randall! Any time I am linked there I immediately follow at least 8 links in separate tabs. The number of tabs increases almost exponentially from there. I've spent days there.....No other site I've been to is so addicting. We should study its effects.
by PhantomPhanatic
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Wolfram|Alpha
Replies: 77
Views: 10505

Re: Wolfram|Alpha

I myself was not greatly impressed with what I've seen of NKS. Granted, I've only seen a few videos of his convention talks. It certainly doesn't solve much of anything as far as I can tell, but does give a bit of insight into constructing good program hierarchies(but then again, this is rather comm...
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Wolfram|Alpha
Replies: 77
Views: 10505

Re: Wolfram|Alpha

Well, NKS's approach to solving complex problems is to start from basic inputs and follow simple rules to achieve complex behavior. This is exactly what Alpha does. It uses basic understanding of questions as well as a large database of factual knowledge to compute knowledge basically forming new kn...
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Wolfram|Alpha
Replies: 77
Views: 10505

Wolfram|Alpha

I'm surprised to see nobody has posted anything on this. I've read very little about it but Wolfram is supposed to be entering what I would call the search engine market (Wolfram calls Alpha a Computational Knowledge Engine). Basically what I've gathered it's supposed to do is use the strengths of N...
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 17739

Re: "Borders" Discussion

This is the hardest I've laughed in a while. I needed it too..... Thanks Randall.
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 41228

Re: "Two Mirrors"

Love the second panel. Well done Randall!
by PhantomPhanatic
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52250

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Gotta say, I loved the alt text on this one. As if the comic itself didn't make me laugh enough, the imagery of waggling eyebrows really got me.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31567

Re: Arrested Development

Yeah, I didn't notice that in Motherboy XXX, Henry Winkler literally jumps the shark until my second time watching. Hilarity ensued.
by PhantomPhanatic
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Repeat the last word of the last post you made.
Replies: 139
Views: 17746

Re: Repeat the last word of the last post you made.

[imath]\mu[/imath]
by PhantomPhanatic
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 64798

Re: You might be a physics major if...

YMBAPM if you smile at the Pokemon reference when a subscript of 2 appears on a [imath]\mu[/imath].
by PhantomPhanatic
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 64798

Re: You might be a physics major if...

YMBAPM if, after reading this post you couldn't help yourself and compulsively checked the calculation. (its fine, in an order-of-magnitude sort of way.. my answer was closer to four months, depending on the effect of temperature) How are you guys estimating this? Yours are different by an order of...
by PhantomPhanatic
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 64798

Re: You might be a physics major if...

YMBAPM if you've ever seriously considered using the phrase "Drop it like it's H.O.T."

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