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by Keybounce
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 61912

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Okay, so if the boron poisoning would work, the relevant question then becomes what is the optimal geometry to maximise plutonium to boron ratio and therefore expense? And for extra credit, precisely how many government watch-lists will the googling to answer that question land you on? I don't know...
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 20068

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Personally, I like trying to figure out the lyrics from the "twirling leak" song (aka the Levan Polka, or at least a 30 second clip of it.)

Bonus points for trying to get english out of a polish song :-)
by Keybounce
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 12429

Re: 1537: "Types"

Ahh; then that also explains the range() function.

Still, I suppose we could just sort the list if there's four 14's, right?

(Just saw the comic on sorting ...)
by Keybounce
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 12429

Re: 1537: "Types"

What happened to line 12? And why are 13 and 14 reversed order?
by Keybounce
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 20068

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Entirely missing from this discussion so far are songs like "I want to kiss her".

You can clearly hear the worlds, no problem.

But figuring out which word it is, given that there are many cases of words that sound alike, but more than one can fit the song, is ... (intentional :-)
by Keybounce
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Helvetica Scenario
Replies: 21
Views: 109587

Re: Helvetica Scenario

Somehow, I thought this was the idea that the Helvetica font family displaces everything else, and takes over the world by blandness without expression; combined with the lack of serifs in anything printed, causing massive eye disruption and eventually permanent blindness.

No? Oh well.
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 642737

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

AvatarIII wrote:i feel kind of sorry for the X-Wing pilot flying up a narrowing shaft, with a closed hatch on the top.


Hey, at least it's out of range of cannons or canons :-)

EDIT: Is there a wiki site for posting the locations of interesting things found?
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 30153

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Alright, so a quick Google trip: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22I+heard+you%27re+idea%27s+and+their+definately+good.%22 Returns about 42 results at the moment. Kinda like how searching for "jar jar you're a genius" used to return 0, and now returns about 80. EDIT: Forgot "journali...
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 30153

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

tomintx wrote:ND NW WE HV THE TYRNY F TWTR WHR WE MST MSH EVRTNG TGTHR N DNT HV NUF SPC 2 MK CMPLT THGTS R CLR CMMS @ ALL N NO RM FR PNCT NEWHR


Oh my stars, I can read that. Help me!
by Keybounce
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104966
Views: 30244793

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well ... I don't know what a molpy is. But I did find out about this one from the media attention. And ... if I saw all the frames in one sitting, in about 20 minutes, does it count? I used a viewer (sorry, can't find it now) that had both a 10 frame per second with pause on "interesting" ...
by Keybounce
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41531

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

(I love the thread derails on this board :-).
by Keybounce
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41531

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

PolakoVoador wrote:Ok, and since when is Randall a normal human being?


Since he became orthogonal?
by Keybounce
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41531

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Splarka wrote:
Keybounce wrote: Are there any numbers between 1001 and 1024 that have rational square roots?


1004.89?


Ok, any integers?
by Keybounce
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41531

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

A square number?

31 * 31 = 961
32 * 32 = 1024

Right.
EDIT: Are there any numbers between 1001 and 1024 that have rational square roots?
by Keybounce
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 67160

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

Aww... it's gone now. I request a URL parameter to re-enable it. Something like: http://xkcd.com/?eyebleed='true' :) No, that took me to comic #1001. Anyone? Yes, I'm late :-). Oh: Table based layout may be looked down on, but it works; CSS based layout is almost always broken as soon as I set my f...
by Keybounce
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 41531

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

With SI having defined 1Megabyte=1000Kilobyte, 1000 is now the round number (not 1024). That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! I'm reverting to Imperial units. Ever hear of a kibibyte ? I think it's some kind of dog food... When I first heard that "1 megabyte is now 1,000 KB", and a ...
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:13 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs

Bummer -- Mac os x 10.5.8, mv does not take -t, and xargs does not take -d.
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:09 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs

Thank you.

Although, for me, I'd have used ( ! -newer filename ) instead of -mtime. But yea, that works -- and I thought of find, but didn't think of that for getting the older files.
by Keybounce
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Unix: Files with spaces and quotes, using xargs

I need some help. I have a directory that has these files: michael$ /bin/ls -1t | tail +14 backup of stbmac ibook backup bundle windows backup hfs bundle windows vmware kleiman ibook backups stbmac mini backups time machine drive stbmac backups mac backups surplus mac stuff-1 kleiman ibook backup-1 ...
by Keybounce
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

Marbury v. Madison? Wasn't that the one where the SCOTUS gave itself the authority to review actions and decisions of the other branches of government, and review them for compliance with the constitution? I'm not upset about that. Someone has to be able to tell congress "Hey, that violates the...
by Keybounce
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

If I understand the decision (about a 35% chance), then: On page 20, section 3, paragraph 2: The law before us is an outright ban, backed by criminal sanctions. Section 441b makes it a felony for all corporations—including nonprofit advocacy corporations—either to expressly advocate the election or ...
by Keybounce
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

The claim by the lawyer that a 500 page book could be banned for one line of support of a candidate is absurd. That's an absolute sign that this regulatory agency has gone too far. "Hearing what people want to say is compelling, given that people run this country" And how does corporate po...
by Keybounce
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

People have the right to give up some rights in exchange for other considerations. This is part of contracts. But that doesn't mean that they have to give up rights. Yet corporations will routinely say "You have to give up your rights to do business with us". and the business can then say...
by Keybounce
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

I will respond to more of this later today. But this little snippit And if you want to stop a corporation's actions, stop supporting it monetarily. It's simple in practice, really. Don't like Dow Chemical? Don't buy their products. They have competitors, I promise. In a capitalist society you get a ...
by Keybounce
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Re: Help draft a constitutional amendment (Court decisions)

What policy of corporate personhood do you object to exactly? I do not understand what you are asking. In general, the idea of saying that corporations have rights equal to those of people is something that I object to. Some specific examples? Alright. People have the right to give up some rights i...
by Keybounce
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coporate Rights & the US Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 8645

Coporate Rights & the US Constitution

I'm trying to write an amendment for the US constitution, to address some bad court decisions that seem to contradict the constitution. I'd like to get some feedback, as well as some popularity and notice. There are some areas that I know I do not have good wording on, and the whole amendment lo...
by Keybounce
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Who did you steal from?

Still waiting to hear what KGB actually pays. At 10 cents per answer, if I read it right, it's like ...

<music> They live inside a cage, making less than minimum wage </music>
by Keybounce
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I once had the idea of adding Jesus to random historical works or into a TV show. You could include stories and fables from history too. "Jesus pulled the sword from the stone, proclaiming himself as the true son of God. He then used the sword to chop down the magic beanstalk, killing the gian...
by Keybounce
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

SlyReaper wrote:*awaits the mac user's smug comments of "oh I thought that was normal for Windows?"

"Oh, I thought that was normal for Microsoft brand Windows graphical operating system."

There ya go.
by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Wouldn't the retail version be just as much of a nag?

(biased mac user here)
by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Well, it seems that you read it, and cared enough to respond, so ...

wait a sec ... does that mean I'm a fool? :-)
by Keybounce
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Why does this thread keep growing?
by Keybounce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Yeah...I remember home computers starting to become common. I remember 5" floppies. 8 inch! The big mothers. Oddly, I think they held less. Much less. But then, I remember as the 5.25 inch floppies held more and more data, going from 35x9x256 to 35x10x256 to 40x10x256 to 40x13x256 (Apple ]['s ...
by Keybounce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

RT: Last night was my first shift working for kgb_. I'm curious how much you make. I took a look, but it looks like you only get paid 10 cents per answer -- so even if you do 60 in an hour, that's only $6.00, on 1099 -- which works out to be about $5.50-$5.75 W2 equivalent. That's not even minimum ...
by Keybounce
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89779
Views: 6501265

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Boy, this is an interesting (and long :-) thread.
by Keybounce
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 175
Views: 42242

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

Bumpity. Two addons that might solve this tabsplosion problem. 1: Taboo (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5756?src=api) 2. Read it later (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7661?src=api) Haven't played with taboo at all; just started with RiL. More as I play and see how wel...
by Keybounce
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 336
Views: 118974

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

I was actually thinking of "Back to the Future".
by Keybounce
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 336
Views: 118974

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Does it do time loops?
by Keybounce
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 38439

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Vegetarians live incorrectly. If you only eat plants(which are also living by the way, there is no difference between eating plants and eating animals), you are consuming a sugar called "cellulose" which we don't possess the enzymes to utilize. Therefore, we can't extract energy from plan...
by Keybounce
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 336
Views: 118974

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

This is all wrong! All wrong! You're missing Back To The Future, Randall! Oh, yes. Do all 3 in one chart. Include the DeLorian in all its repetitions. That will be fun. ... and naturally, two pages later, someone does :-). Thank you! --- Seriously, this is something I wish I had when I was trying t...

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