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by themuffinking
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 218051

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

I have a different interpretation of this comic. I think it's unrealistic that Spirit would be sad - he seems like the type to get stoked about going to a different f*cking planet . An explorer. A conqueror. An ideological descendant of the Vikings, the Conquistadors, the Mongols. He was loaded into...
by themuffinking
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 46943

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

mrbaggins wrote:Now, think, don't say, a tool in a workshop.
Now, think, don't say, a colour.
Now think, don't say, a vegetable.


I remember very clearly, the first time I ever did that trick I got leafblower, puce, giraffe. I couldn't even think of any vegetables for like 30 seconds afterward, it was weird.
by themuffinking
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 122273

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Note: I AM ABOUT TO BE JOKING

IQ of 163 here. Just so you know, I plan on solving the Idiocracy situation myself. Any ladies want to volunteer? Giggity.

Note: NOW I AM DONE BEING JOKING
by themuffinking
Wed May 27, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 20342

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

The solution: Everybody get so drunk they forget they had other plans.
by themuffinking
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 19395

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

Guy's future daughter is hot.
by themuffinking
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8658
Views: 1748031

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

561 with what first pops in my head: coin monster.PNG Oh god I can't stop laughing Also: powersofi.PNG should be: powers_of_one.png Alternative Alt (yes) text: It's kind of dizzying if you don't really think about it. Alt Alt Alt text: Never drink at a picnic, folks. Alt Alt Alt Alt text: Yes, this...
by themuffinking
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 54239

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

As a resident of a college dorm holding over 600 people, on a floor containing six of the biggest "playahs" (or, as my black friends call them, WHORES) on earth, the odds that someone is having sex within fifty feet of me are roughly 100%. Unless, of course, Family Guy is on.
by themuffinking
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 17047

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

This could have been one of those poster-sized charts of things. It would have been awesome.
by themuffinking
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 38388

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Annoy your friends!: Pronounce 'dammit' as dam-nit. (no pun intended)
by themuffinking
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 50254

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

I present a different joke: Distressed Witness: "You killed him!" Dyslexic Statistics Student: "Well, yes, I caused his death. That doesn't mean my killing him and him being dead are in any way related!" He thinks causation doesn't imply correlation, instead of the other way arou...
by themuffinking
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 78472

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Would have been better if he was holding a full size grand piano.

Possibly just more bizarre.
by themuffinking
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 87324

Re: Converting to Metric

I AM KNOW A FACT

-40C is the same as -40F!

HOORAY
by themuffinking
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 25694

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

WHY IS "COMPLETELY" MISSING ITS "O"? The second I read the comic I noticed that there are a few missing/changed letters. Looks a lot like a code, but I can't quite get it. The ones I've found, in order: 1. NANCIENT (should be ancient, maybe the NA is part of the hidden message?)...
by themuffinking
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 18867

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Why does BHG have connections at the White House who know his phone number?

I'm a little scared.
by themuffinking
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 64118

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Bah. I'm a misanthrope, and I hate everyone* and everything^. /b/tards, assholes, nice guys, nice girls, mean girls, mean guys, George Lucas, Trekkies, BDSM enthusiasts, Nazis, southerners, Yankees, professional athletes, amateur athletes, potato farmers, sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, w...
by themuffinking
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 51234

Re: Steal This Comic

http://xkcd.com/14/ I get my music from Amazon. 256kbps whenever possible, DRM-free. The problem with this, of course, is the suggestions. Recommended for you: Men At Work - Business as Usual Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth Vanilla Ice - To The Extreme Shu-de - Voices from the Distant Steppe
by themuffinking
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 67750

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

Wow, seriously? Nobody's come up with this yet?

Masturbation would be OGC

(turn it sideways)
by themuffinking
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 31875

Re: "Depth" Discussion

Also, I hope to Feynman that Wednesday's comic will be called "Depth". Only off by a few days :) BOW BEFORE MY FUTURE KNOWLEDGE My next prediction: The last movie ever made will be 200 hours long. It will follow the story of an alien dinosaur who crash lands on earth, meets a lonely boy, ...
by themuffinking
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 71812

Re: "Height" Discussion

Where is Sulawesi on this one? It was on the Map of The Internet, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum... I kind of miss it :(

Also, I hope to Feynman that Wednesday's comic will be called "Depth".
by themuffinking
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 26427

Re: "Spore" Discussion

Hrm. Does it really not support the old Macbooks? It works *almost* perfectly on mine. Granted, it's really slow, but then again so is Civ4 and I play that just fine. The only broken feature is the creature creator - I can't see the creature or the city or the vehicle while I'm adding parts to it. T...
by themuffinking
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 38732

0479: "Tones"

Image

Alt: I need a lawn, so I can yell at kids to stay off it.

Mine plays "Battle without honor or humanity".
by themuffinking
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 27688

Re: The Staple Madness

I like to staple duct tape to things.
by themuffinking
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 415861

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

Here's the problem with the everyone-leaves-without-the-guru-saying-anything solution, which I feel the need to convey in writing so I don't forget my thought process. Assume that instead of using the day the guru speaks as the starting point, we use the day they get on the island. Then, consider th...
by themuffinking
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 41338

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

I read House of Leaves, and let me tell you something: that book will give you nightmares. I'm serious. You won't be able to walk down a hallway without every light in the house on. I wouldn't even read it indoors - go out to a park or something, surrounded by people. Otherwise, you're going to be f...
by themuffinking
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 64620

Re: Childhood crackpot theories

Shadowfish wrote:The biggest problem for me when I believed this was that fire does not seem to evolve.


And it's a good thing, too. Can you imagine fire with claws? Damn.
by themuffinking
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 23388

Re: Improvised Discussion

Needs more Indy! I'll - ahem - adlib one for you: Brody: Marion's the least of your worries right now, believe me, Indy. Indiana: What do you mean? Brody: Well, I mean that for nearly three thousand years man has been searching for the lost ark. It's not something to be taken lightly. No one knows i...
by themuffinking
Sat May 10, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: A computing conundrum
Replies: 25
Views: 4559

Re: A computing conundrum

Here's a tougher version of this question. Assume you have two identical robots on opposite sides of a big, impenetrable cage with two exits. If both robots are still alive after 2 hours, any robots still in the cage die. Each robot has a big remote-control laser mounted in the middle of the field. ...
by themuffinking
Sat May 10, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 140777

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

When I've got a method that sets an int, and it has some set of values which mean things, I always make one return value the "shit broke" value. Like this: BST_node *findParent(BST_node *current, void *key, Table table, int *left) { if (current == NULL) { /*shit broke*/ *left = 3; return N...
by themuffinking
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 31253

Re: "Startled" Discussion

http://www.xkcd.com/82/

I believe you'll find that Randall has used "..." as an alt text before.
by themuffinking
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 45439

Thigh shot the sheriff
But thigh did not shoot the deputy
by themuffinking
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 104894

Actually even with an increase dating pool the probability of finding the right girl is still quite low. proof: http://en.nothingisreal.com/wiki/Why_I_Will_Never_Have_a_Girlfriend I see a problem with that. If you assume that you don't do blind dates, and you always know what people look like befor...
by themuffinking
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0313: "Insomnia"
Replies: 167
Views: 37229

early in the morning

I'm at my most mad Monday morning minutes after my mind makes the move to mindfulness. Last Monday I woke up and immediately thought "WHOA. Why can't I just be whelmed?".

I... I think I have issues.
by themuffinking
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0294: "Bookstore"
Replies: 144
Views: 29469

Good writing means every sentence is essential. A great novel doesn't contain cruft. That's ridiculous. Every sentence is *not* essential to get the jist of the story, or even to understand it well. Seriously. How is a sentence describing the heroine's hair, or some such thing "essential"...
by themuffinking
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0298: "Tesla Coil"
Replies: 99
Views: 36190

I once asked in final year physics at school this question: "Are all the subatomic particles actually spherical?" I couldn't get a straight answer. I would think the ones moving at relativistic-type speeds would be more "squished" by relativity than anything. So, discs, maybe?
by themuffinking
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3n+1
Replies: 89
Views: 25934

Your "proof" is not a proof for two reasons: first, Paul Erdos couldn't solve it, offered $500 for its solution (which nobody ever collected) and said about it, "Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems." If your proposed proof actually worked, it would obviously have been...
by themuffinking
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3n+1
Replies: 89
Views: 25934

proof?

i don't have any idea if this is correct because it's really late at night and i don't want to think, but i think my math is solid: Let's find N, the lowest number that does not get to 1 anywhere in its Collatz sequence. N must not have any numbers less than N in its Collatz sequence, because THEY w...
by themuffinking
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0284: "Tape Measure"
Replies: 96
Views: 34476

0284: "Tape Measure"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/tape_measure.png http://xkcd.com/c284.html Alt:This sequence was later reproduced in the International Tape-Extending Federation archives, retitled 'The Founding of the Sport'. If you're going to start a topic in this section, include a link to the comic and provide some...
by themuffinking
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 41590

The problem I always had with powers of 1 is thus: A line (1st power) is bounded by two points (0th power) A square (2nd power) is bounded by four lines A cube (3rd power) is bounded by six squares or 12 lines A hypercube (4th power) is bounded by... uh... Also, I have trouble dealing with the idea ...
by themuffinking
Thu May 24, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 38280

All you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off


Or, in some cases, between slacking off and slacking off a lot.
by themuffinking
Wed May 16, 2007 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 155806

I want to kill problem #14 with fire. It's about finding the maximum cycle length in the collatz conjecture scenario with a starting point under a million. Every single time, I get 910107 with 475 cycles as the maximum. Every time. I checked it, that's how many cycles there are. In fact, I checked a...

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