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by Who
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1724:
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Assuming the axiom of choice. If they don't have access to the axiom of choice, an infinite number of them die.

1923:
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Planck Temperature, good for oneupping the Celsius fans who complain about the arbitrariness of Fahrenheit.
by Who
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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"What if we want to destroy it?" "In that case we just change our axioms to make it not exist, still no need to actually find the thing."

Spoiler:
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by Who
Tue May 02, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition
Replies: 15194
Views: 340387

Re: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition

Duck.
by Who
Tue May 02, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition
Replies: 15194
Views: 340387

Re: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition

Duck
by Who
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

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by Who
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

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by Who
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

Is this still going?
by Who
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1701:
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Unless you count missile strikes as rocket crashes, in which case it's less clear-cut.
by Who
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

I don't exist.
by Who
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1206:
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He was right about relativity though, that is also a thing.
by Who
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

390+1027:
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Waking up won't save you from your own failure. Nothing will save you from your own failure.
by Who
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

443+521:
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Honestly though, given how one wine faux-pas is straining the relationship, I'm glad I got out of that.
by Who
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: July 3rd, 2015 New York Times Puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: July 3rd, 2015 New York Times Puzzle

I'm not sure if I would have gotten it if it hadn't been for the fact that "0 0 0" and "-1 -2 -4" don't increase. I started by trying "16 32 64" and "128 256 512", to see if sequential powers of 2 would continue to work, and they did. (I was k...
by Who
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1145+1419:
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The best time for this is when they're old enough to question things a little, but not old enough to instantly disbelieve what you say. When they demand proof, bring up the traditional explanation and point out how that should lead to it being purple. The sky is not purple, thus Rayleigh Scattering is wrong, thus it is indeed Ba'al.
by Who
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

650+1538:
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It seems like it would be fun.

1538+248:
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It seems like it would be delicious.
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650:
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Where else would you want to be?


Edit: By accident I posted the dinosaur one twice instead of the ice cream one. Fixed.
by Who
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

953:
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Fuck non-integer bases.
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123:
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Always make sure the prisoner is properly restrained before arguing semantics.

The reason he escaped at the end was I couldn't think of a way to preserve the punchline but have Bond still go "You expect...?" I could have just ended with the long argument, but eh.
by Who
Mon May 11, 2015 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

This has probably been done before given how obvious it is, but, 367:
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How could I not? Firefly is just so much better than Star Wars.
by Who
Wed May 06, 2015 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

PLOT TWIST!
WHO'S BACK?
NOPE!

Hi. Happy birthday thread.
Goodbye.
by Who
Tue May 05, 2015 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 25912

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

I gotta say, I'm pretty enamored of the notion of slaying one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. Maybe I gotta change fields. I don't know that math has ever done that. Math doesn't dabble in the affairs of the horsemen. Math is God. It exists outside of the horsemen, beyond the horsemen, with no c...
by Who
Mon May 04, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I was going to alter the latest one to give physics a chance to respond by talking about all the nice technology physics has enabled us to create, but then bio would have responded with the whole saving people's lives thing, and then there would have had to be a whole philosophical argument, so inst...
by Who
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 14921

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Because you're afraid of us and we can smell your fear.

Actually I feel like that applies more to the softer sciences than the humanities.
by Who
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

705 worse:
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No sysadmins here.
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1508 worse:
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I got by perfectly well without a computer before they existed and I can get by perfectly well without one now that they do exist.
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by Who
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

Addams has points?
What the heck happened since I quit?
by Who
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

Back again, but still not playing.

I would simply like to say that this was the most political game I have ever played. I went on to apply the lessons I learned here to Diplomacy.
by Who
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

No we can't, peasant.
What is the problem with elitism? I like being elitist.

(22)
by Who
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

No. Your mom jokes are only funny with copious amounts of science or math.
(20)
by Who
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

Your mom jokes AND your face jokes at the same time?

Are we in middle school?
by Who
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1489:
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Out of these 4, we don't understand gravity very well. This is because it is explained by the relatively normal General Relativity as opposed to the mindfuck that is Quantum Mechanics.
by Who
Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Because nobody SWed the last one, 1486:
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Do you think you could stop being amazed by technology and clean the living room?

And, in a similar vein, 1032:
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Wait, where did you go? Come back, I need to get this net to work!
by Who
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1487:
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Maybe we shouldn't have asked that guy in the hat for a quote.
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by Who
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1484+smbc1945:
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Although they returned safely, Nixon ultimately elected not to give that speech, citing "fear of causing a diplomatic incident".
by Who
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 90846
Views: 3748130

Re: Double Post

Nice streak you got there.

BUT NO MORE!
by Who
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 11963

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

Did Nixon have a speech prepared for the scenario where everything went totally fine? Because I can't find it.

Edit: Google delivers a bunch of results for the speech which might have happened if they were trapped, but nothing for the speech which was given when they returned.
by Who
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1408+1483:
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Also all the computational linguists. What, you thought I WASN'T going to murder them all after I was like "Fuck Computational Linguists"?
by Who
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

981:
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The Rick Roll was a warning. If you continue looking for my porn, you will find things which are much worse.
by Who
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Six statements. How many are true?
Replies: 20
Views: 6248

Re: Six statements. How many are true?

A: "A iff B", or, "B iff A": There are two cases: (I think it's called the law of the excluded middle or something) A is true: B is also true. (Modus Ponens) A is false: Thus ~(A iff B), since A is false that's ~(False iff B) thus ~~B thus...
by Who
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1480+60:
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My hobby: Pretending to miss the sarcasm when people show off their lack of interest in football by talking about 'sportsball' and acting excited to find someone else who's interested, then acting confused when they try to clarify. This buys enough time for my partner to steal their cars too.

1480+220:
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Nothing really-OW QUIT IT.
by Who
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8631
Views: 1503804

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1476:
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God dammit God, stop trolling us.


1478:
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If all else fails, you can stop doing statistics and go back to real math.
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by Who
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 14918

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Havent we agreed, that you can point the doors, or just say "the one to the left" "the one to the right", or somehow identify them like door 1/2 door 2/2? Becouse I was as clear as possible, that if you dont like "One" you hould use any wording you like? We did not agr...
by Who
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 14918

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Is there any formula that would survive recital by an illogical being? Or, to put it another way, if you have people who can say "this statement is false" included in the universe of possible guards, is it ever possible to correctly deduce some other situation with certainty from any poss...

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