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by Iridos
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 18567

Re: "Debian-Main" Discussion - Fixed

Seems this is already fixed:

http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/p ... sion1.07-2

End Of Thread (Threat?)
by Iridos
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 18567

Re: "Debian-Main" Discussion

echo -e 'killall -9 locusts\nexit(0)' > $PACKAGE.prerm; dpkg --purge $PACKAGE; reportbug $PACKAGE The fix was adopted by lots of people unable to uninstall the package because it looked innocuous enough; It had the consequence that locusts became extinct, rendering the package uninstallable due to ...
by Iridos
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 45715

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Ok, I didn't get it either... but as now the joke has been over-explained and then over-explained again, lets say that kind of looks like it could have been a scene of PGPORN... like http://www.spike.com/video/pg-porn-pg-porn/3041858 or perhaps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxb7b0jGZvc&feature=...
by Iridos
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 25596

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Well, this is hardly a new phenomenon that pre-dates facebook and twitter - it might have increased lately. About 10 or 15 years ago, they were also going out on the street interviewing people... and it's always been pointless. What's _could_ the point be in going out and asking people who are possi...
by Iridos
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30006

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

My kids are going to grow up in a _very_ weird world. Ah, the mantra of every parent since the dawn of humanity.... Well, possibly not for so long, but pretty sure for about the last 200 years. . I think the scariest bit is that the kid knows the term "double penetrating". Where'd he get ...
by Iridos
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 77222

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

I've played a 2D game which used to be running at 12 fps - when the code was changed to allow for higher fps at the same gamespeed, the effect going to 50 fps was very noticeable. Turned out we had adjusted to see and use "flicker" as a measure of speed. People were also complaining it was...
by Iridos
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22121

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

makes me want to do a similar thing for forums, creating an AI, measuring response, and well, making it seem human. O h, g u e ss th a t sh o u ld b e e a sy e n o u gh... i f y o u c a n m a k e a m a ch i n e s i nk s o l o w w i th o u t p e rm a n e nt d a m a g e t o th e h a rdw a r e . F i r...
by Iridos
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 27949

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Pro tip: When I want to pick something up from across the room, I'll usually briefly imagine it popping up and flying into my hand Darth Vader style. and I just don't give it any thought when this happens. Same deal with disintegrating offensive objects, etc Works great in dreams, no noticeable eff...
by Iridos
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 27949

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

friggin censors. spirituality = s c i e n c e, mp3 player = i p o d On e m a ns sc i e nc e i s a n o th e r m a ns sp i r i t u a l i ty? Als o , sh a m e o n y o u f o r m e nt i o n i ng a n i p o d : ) Ed i t : F u nny, b u t th e f i rst o f th o s e c a r-dr e a ms I a lr e a dy h a d wh e n ...
by Iridos
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 27949

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

There should've been a comic about the cheesegraters this month... [...] Noooo, but SRYSLY, let me say thta GARBLEGARBLEGARBLE, the MEHEHEHEH had me ASDFAFDAFDSASFASFDA for a moment. And YOU GUYS should GO GO GO, CAPS TO THE FORE should never forget that. All th i s o f c o u rs e m a d e p e rf e ...
by Iridos
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 23361

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

But... but... he can't do that! Isn't it unethical to kill your younger self in the past? Time travel is so much easier if you assume that a new history overwrites the old one. It creates a lot of effect-without-cause situations, but it's at least internally consistent. The many worlds theory is als...
by Iridos
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 23361

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

Three threads on this started within the same minute... Any of you ever wonder, why a forum to a comic that is supposedly geeky needs someone (many someones!) to start a thread with link... etc. instead of doing it automatically? Guess wouldn't change much with having low-quality "I'm first&quo...
by Iridos
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 52294

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

So, why would (what looks like) a centrifuge tell you anything about the elemental composition? They should have been using a graphite furnace AA! I thought it was a stirrer... but apart from that... my thought exactly... "Barium? Radium? Why don't they use an AAS?!?" This looks a bit lik...
by Iridos
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 36539

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

Awwww. Yay for scientific rigour? Of course there could be a methodological flaw ... Needs peer review. Or alternatively "We regret to inform you we are unable to publish your findings as the results are not sufficiently generalisable." Well, this is a study on humans... medicine calls th...
by Iridos
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 41415

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

Uh, I kind of dislike how this comic implies that anyone of consequence was still using windows in 2003... That's just preposterous...
by Iridos
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 25649

Re: "Trimester" discussion

Hmmm, yes, we know you can buy lab-coats? But does he know you can't check up on lab-coat wearers with the Nobel committee? The combination of Uranium Ore (note the price difference... $29 vs. "used" for $2500 - does used mean this stuff has already been inside a nuclear reactor and now co...
by Iridos
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 100732

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

Not so much a problem with iteration (which is always approximation), but with me being a little myopic. Originally I intended to check if the values were 'close enough' to the previous iteration's to be considered stable, but before I decided on how far apart that was I got it to print them out, a...
by Iridos
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 100732

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

Python + PIL (the Python Imaging Library) Well done, you win the (broken) washing machine! I have to say, though, that on my machine it doesn't fully converge ever - instead e.g. blackness jumps between 2 values (which are close enough so that relaxing the condition is sufficient to get to the resu...
by Iridos
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 100732

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

actually that's a nice exercise so let's have a look at this... if I was a math teacher, I'd be tempted to make that my next exam b1,b2,b3 = black area in panel 1,2,3 c1,c2,c3 = constant amount of black in panel 1,2,3 (fonts, frame,scale/lines) w = width of bars in bargraph (20 pixel) h_max = height...
by Iridos
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 100732

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

Well, so who's going to write a program to produce this graph? Seems to me this would be a nice exercise... Of course you should use vector graphics, so the graph can be scaled at will ... Will the program allow to scale the pie-chart and bar-graph in the 1st 2 panels? Will you be allowed to pick a ...
by Iridos
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 46098

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Aww, I thought the point about the G-point was never if it really existed or not, but how much fun you could have on a personal basis searching for it... and searching ... and searching...

I.
by Iridos
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19243

Re: Researcher Translation

I think this is one a slight rip off of a PhD Comic. The following one to be precise. "Somthing vaguely similar's been done before by one of thousands of webcomics" =/= "it's a rip-off." Besides, I don't think making fun of temporal estimates has ever been a new idea. Doesn't ma...
by Iridos
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 26513

Re: iPhone or Droid

[...]It's not about having a phone with extra toys, it's about always having your computer in your pocket, and Nokia seems to be the first to get that. As far as I understand, though, the N900 is not given big marketing because it's part of a line that's still an experiment. The one after the N900 ...
by Iridos
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 28105

Re: "Static" Discussion

I'm a little confused about who's talking since it seems like the people might be switching places, but I can't tell. It looks like it in the 3rd panel they switched position - but I think it's only sloppy drawing - the right-hand-side bubble points to the left... and would be just a bit further aw...
by Iridos
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 34505

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Ha, I love the comic this time! It's pretty much bringing my rant about the human-ness of the aliens in Enders Game on the "Locke and Demosthenes" strip of a couple of days a go to a point. Most people realize that dolphins talk... to each other. They are clearly communicating and we can e...
by Iridos
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94467

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

And although this is a bit off-topic, I really don't understand where the idea that humans aren't that "significant," evolutionarily speaking, comes from. Sure, our total span of existence is rather less than, say, the dinosaurs, but does the fact that we're an intelligent species capable...
by Iridos
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24241

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

[quote="Max2009"]I don't think it's fair to have a comic about a game that nobody could have heard about. I mean, c'mon, it was released yesterday!

xkcd-ads?

No wonder adblock plus didn't show the comic at 1st...

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by Iridos
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94467

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Oh - yes and I remember being a bit annoyed of the religious undertones - the idea of converting an alien race to a human religion is also ridiculous - but the piggies are just humans with porky faces and a weird reproduction cycle anyway.... there we go again with the space opera like qualities, w...
by Iridos
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94467

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Your conception of future technology related to communication and travel, I think, is wrong. It's looking increasingly likely that instant communication across vast distances WILL be possible, and travel across said distances is still a mystery. And I'm talking about within 100 years. This is a res...
by Iridos
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94467

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

[ Edit: identical double-post removed - I had edited/added to the one below, so I'm squashing this one
How did that double-post anyway?!
]
by Iridos
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94467

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Hm, perhaps I don't get it - but I'd have found the comic funnier if it had just consisted of the 1st two panels.... perhaps (again) with the alt-text "ur a genios! how is babby formed?" Also, the squirrel ain't dead in panel 2 - I can see it move! Perhaps it's retching up what it was fed ...
by Iridos
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 36899

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

Oh my god - now that he mentions it, I realize that many of my friends mention hair-loss http://127.0.0.1/anti-hairloss.html , penis-enlargment http://127.0.0.1/size-matters.html and credit-relief products http://127.0.0.1/debt-free-now.html ... It's time to get tested! I. PS . Oh, I'm so nervous - ...
by Iridos
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 33825

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Would SOMEONE please just write a freaking perl script to do this faster than any human could do it? I'm so freaking tired of the pissing war that lasts for pages about who was FRIST PIST <sic>. Well, can't do that - it's a way for SO many people to announce their immaturity to the general public.....
by Iridos
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20135

Re: "Branding" Discussion

Actually already "Google Reader for S&M" got a bit of the "... wait.. what?" from me.
Guess now I'll try to figure all day what lesbians actually DO on a github for lesbians....
I.
by Iridos
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 32939

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

Uh, so this comic is essentially telling us flash runs in the kernel? Or even should?
C'mon!

Graphics drivers ARE in the kernel, but what they gotta do with flash?
I think I kinda see what the comic wants to say.. but it does so rather poorly.

... or perhaps we've just been trolled :)

I.
by Iridos
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 30733

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

I just found this one outright weird...
oh well...
by Iridos
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 31477

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

I wonder about the 3rd person...
but I guess we'll never know....
by Iridos
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 123415

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

[too much with lots of anonymous quotes, some from me] you're right in so far as natural evolution is a means of averages - you can be the smartest (or whatever positive mutation you got) guy born ever and still die at the age of 3 years from a flu. (That's why intentional breeding in animals is mo...
by Iridos
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 123415

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

One of the less convincing comics, I thought. It scratches at the surface of an interesting question, but in an extremely shallow and disappointing way. Stupid people don't reproduce more. Poor people reproduce more. Stupid rich people like saying that's the same thing. Well, guess that nicely sums ...
by Iridos
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 55913

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

Query: Given that an Erdős number of one means direct collaboration and an undefined Erdős number indicates that you are probably not a mathematician, whilst a zero means you are Paul Erdős, what does an Erdős number of -1 mean? Conceptually speaking? Come on, it's obvious... you're a reincarnation...

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