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by MightyMouse
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 95520

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

My interpretation would be that since IQ's such a narrow measure of intelligence it's hard to believe intelligent people are so bothered about it.
by MightyMouse
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 14222

Re: "Borders" Discussion

On the couple of occasions I've played Risk this was exactly what happened.
by MightyMouse
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 58590

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

You could try reading Roger Zelazny, Gaimen was heavily influenced by him in terms of style.
by MightyMouse
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you get people to enjoy talking to you?
Replies: 29
Views: 1968

Re: How do you get people to enjoy talking to you?

Bribe them! Junior doctors have a basic rule of thumb that you know a patient has depression if you're depressed after talking to them, so totally illogically taking the corollary we could infer that being happy is likely to make people enjoy talking to you. I'd advise being fairly thick-skinned no ...
by MightyMouse
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 21089

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

I'm with the people who find this a happy comic, and far more interesting than the last couple (no offense).

Still, some people think that Little Miss Sunshine is a sad film, and that The Time Traveller's Wife is a sad book. De gustibus non est disputandem and all that.
by MightyMouse
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 16520

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

Ah they really need to do a rerun of Big Train, it was just so brilliant.

Here's the distracting boss if people haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8VAJSXs ... re=related
by MightyMouse
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 27613

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

[quote="Quixotess"]You misunderstand me. Suppose the situation is that this woman really is quite irrational. There's nothing at all in the comic to support that, but just suppose. That she obsesses over the little things. That she incessantly complains and worries and generally harries th...
by MightyMouse
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 80995

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

The concept of 'difficult fruit' raises all kinds of questions. 'Easy fruit' may be more worrying though.
by MightyMouse
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 22197

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

Had to do the Drake equation in first year Geology, I'm glad everyone else thinks it's pretty pointless too. The equation itself makes sense, it's just that there's no chance of even accurately guessing values for the variables, so why did anyone bother? WHY?
by MightyMouse
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 19730

Beirut - Scenic World. I feel strangely proud of this fact, though I know that it doesn't in fact make me a good human being.
by MightyMouse
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Proust!
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Proust!

Having only just got into him really, I was wondering: what do my fellow xkcd-ers think of the marvellous Proust? That may count as a leading question.
by MightyMouse
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Chess: game 3
Replies: 38
Views: 8575

Who needs this pansy code anyway?!
by MightyMouse
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0232: "Chess Enlightenment"
Replies: 77
Views: 23229

I was one of the aforementioned 7-year-olds, and I just feel guilty when playing chess now. It feels like cheating having invested so much time in it, I mean of course I'll beat someone who hasn't spent so much time on it, but what's the point?
by MightyMouse
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 604438

It's not exactly showing how safe nuclear power is though, since there's clearly been some contamination there. She's the 50ft woman.
by MightyMouse
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0187: "The Familiar"
Replies: 24
Views: 11528

I'm never quite sure whether having too much work is an easy excuse as well as being true. Probably both.
by MightyMouse
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0186: "Console Lines"
Replies: 69
Views: 33536

Yeah, people seem to be being shot over a mysterious bastard child of the PS3 and the Wii, or possibly fractional people are being shot over non-existent consoles. I'm not sure.
by MightyMouse
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Future is not the past
Replies: 11
Views: 3536

Given that all the physical laws we know are symmetric with respect to time, then surely the only reason we think that the future is not the past is that for some reason we can only remember the past?

Or some such.
by MightyMouse
Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypotheticals that will never happen.
Replies: 52
Views: 13238

Mine just stems from the impossibility of fathoming death and non-existence. Basically, every time you have a choice in life, time breaks into two paths. You will always take the choice that doesn't result in eventual death. In this way, you will become the oldest person on earth one day. We all wi...
by MightyMouse
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypotheticals that will never happen.
Replies: 52
Views: 13238

Alternatively, I have come up with a theory that I will never die, which is so strange it deserves a post to itself. I think I might actually have the same theory....... Is this the theory that uses the many-worlds hypothesis and a bit of thought about how your consciousness would experience simila...
by MightyMouse
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Murder
Replies: 130
Views: 22429

i must say i like the volcano idea but this is how you'd have to do it create a magical ring, to rule all other magical rings get your intended target to covet the ring above all else find a small person to do you bidding have the small person take the ring to the volcano throw ring in volcano inte...
by MightyMouse
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypotheticals that will never happen.
Replies: 52
Views: 13238

I always hate the supposed moral quandry of 'if there was a drug that made people happy with no side effects would you put it in the water supply?' It's asked as if bizarrely the only choice you'd have given the former would be to put it in the water supply or hide it all in a cupboard and run away ...
by MightyMouse
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0175: "Automatic Doors"
Replies: 65
Views: 26446

To get to the AV room where I tend to work (listening to gershwin increases my productivity somehow) in our college library you have to go through a glass door that's at a right angle to another door that opens into the same space so you have to try to peer round to make sure no one's coming the oth...
by MightyMouse
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0175: "Automatic Doors"
Replies: 65
Views: 26446

"I don't feel like raising my arm and pushing the door to get it open." "I don't feel like taking the stairs, so I'll take the escalator." "I don't feel like getting up to change the channel, so I'll use the remote." etc. See what I mean? Soon we'll turn into a species...
by MightyMouse
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 63853

Jumper can be used to mean a thicker woolly thing, but mostly people just use it interchangeably with sweater. Well, I say that, people don't usually use the word sweater but you know what I mean. As far as raptor ones go, I'd imagine the thicker ones would be impossible to make but the thinner type...
by MightyMouse
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 63853

Also, maybe it's too hot all year round in Australasia or the US, but any chance of getting these on sweatshirts (I refrained from saying jumpers as I'd fear being laughed at)?
by MightyMouse
Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 15005

When I was your age pluto was a planet. Apologies to anyone older than me, for whom this is not true.
by MightyMouse
Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 63853

Now I want the raptor one as well. Darned international postage making it hard to justify buying one at a time, I'll just have to wait for another one to come out.

/sigh
by MightyMouse
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0173: "Movie Seating"
Replies: 66
Views: 24710

Social interaction makes bad films enjoyable and good films amazingly good (exchanging views on just how good something was always makes it seem even better). Talking of which, if anyone hasn't seen 'Children of Men' yet, then WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?
by MightyMouse
Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0173: "Movie Seating"
Replies: 66
Views: 24710

Poor guy at the bottom I say, unless his courting's successful this film is not going to be enjoyable for him.
by MightyMouse
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some people *tsk tsk*
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

On the basis that most threads have an xkcd comic applicable to them:

http://www.xkcd.com/c137.html

Of course you should think before you post something on the internet, as you should before you say anything (and as this girl presumably didn't), but paranoia is counterproductive.
by MightyMouse
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 604438

20/m Currently a senior at Indiana University. I'm studying telecommunications, specifically design and production. I haven't read this entire thread, but I'm wondering if I'm the only person here getting a B.A., and not studying math or science of some sort... Once upon a time I was a computer sci...
by MightyMouse
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hello, sort anoob here
Replies: 13
Views: 5099

Ephphatha wrote:[url=http://www.retrocomputing.net/racconti/umor/coniglio/pandora.beptuui.html]
*snip* -matt
I thought you were trying not to think about it?


Doing chemistry all day gets a bit boring, sometimes you just want to let loose and assassinate the future saviour of mankind, you know?
by MightyMouse
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hello, sort anoob here
Replies: 13
Views: 5099

Can I have his motorcycle? Really need to stop messing around and find that John Connor.
by MightyMouse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 604438

I know what you mean, numbers seem so much more... impressive somehow. Does anyone know what these numbers would translate to in UK terms by the way? Just interested to know.
by MightyMouse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 63853

I was wearing my science one in my college bar the other night when I realised that the people behind me were discussing the COBE data would count as rigged since it was normalised against a black body source. The joy of academia.
by MightyMouse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tractor? I hardly know 'er! [SOLUTION]
Replies: 36
Views: 10133

One of the foremost pieces of evidence for tectonic movement in my view.
by MightyMouse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0154: "Beliefs"
Replies: 149
Views: 51611

I know this one's been dead for a while, but reading it everyone seems to have a particular view of how science progresses that's just Kuhnian 'normal science'. I know especially in debates with religious groups it's much simpler and more effective to present scientific accumulation of knowledge in ...
by MightyMouse
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 39307

Just wear a lab coat and attach 4 red balloons to yourself - instant haemoglobin.
by MightyMouse
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 63853

Just set up a paypal account using the old maestro card, I did it with one and I haven't had any problems.

The international shipping isn't that much considering, and you know it's worth it :D
by MightyMouse
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Reading long tooltips in Firefox
Replies: 12
Views: 37207

I actually thought for ages that the ellipses were deliberate. How foolish do I feel?

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