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by Alex-J
Fri May 17, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 52969

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

^^^ I feel the need to point out how awesome that rhyme was.
by Alex-J
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103301
Views: 24277125

Re: 1190: "Time"

As of now, the girl turned her head to look behind them. The boy has shifted slightly.

I hope some record of the progression will exist when it is finished. The picture at the top of this thread has been updated.
by Alex-J
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 40633

Re: 1143:"Location"

I thought, somehow, he had gotten a house into orbit or outer space.
Though I'm still not sure...
by Alex-J
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Degrees, Careers, and Straight-A's
Replies: 16
Views: 11193

Re: Degrees, Careers, and Straight-A's

Sports and extracurriculars unrelated to your subject do not factor much into universities' decisions any more. Because of this, the advice I was given was that my personal statement (you only get one) should be at least two thirds subject based and at least three quarters if you're applying for ha...
by Alex-J
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 16488

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Any specific drug/herb/whatever advertisements prompt this?
by Alex-J
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 19884

Re: 1077: "Home Organization"

Is the comic release staggered in some way? I've noticed sometimes that I won't see the new comic if I check within a an hour or so of midnight, and have to click through to the forum thread to see it. Nope, though I've had that problem too. Clicking refresh, next, and last buttons don't help, but ...
by Alex-J
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

1064: "Front Door"

Image

No Alt Text... :shock:

I feel empty.


As far as the comic goes: the feeling doesn't go away when I enter my house. I become certain something somehow entered with me.
by Alex-J
Thu May 31, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1752
Views: 294045

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

(really awesome) Calc teacher "every day I see a student doing work for another class in my classroom I go home and cry" English Teacher, written presentation rubric: "Answers to likely question: You may use notes. It's worth twenty-five points. Each of you will be assigned a slot for...
by Alex-J
Tue May 29, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning Ability Test (Now Idiot-Proof!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5332

Re: Learning Ability Test (Now Idiot-Proof!)

Just stumbled across this, and I was wondering In your instructions you say the new state of the digit depends on the current state, the digit to the right and the digit to the left. but when I rearrange the rules you gave: xyz result 000 0 010 0 001 1 011 1 100 1 110 1 101 0 111 0 As far as I can t...
by Alex-J
Mon May 21, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Am i the only one that thinks the ACT is crap? <.<
Replies: 27
Views: 6891

Re: Am i the only one that thinks the ACT is crap? <.<

I don't think you started this thread for advice, but I will throw in that the more practice tests you do the more used to the format you get and the faster you go. The first time I took an ACT practice test I think I was anywhere between 1 and 5 minutes over on every section: I was freaking out. Th...
by Alex-J
Wed May 02, 2012 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 355
Views: 52889

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Course, many of the kids who whine about learning math are also the ones who do whine about foreign language and fine arts (and school in general).
by Alex-J
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 26235

Re: #1042: "Never"

Similar theme and tone to some others we've seen before: Why Do You Love Me? In The Trees I had a feeling there were more recent ones as well; still looking :) Edit: Ah! Wasteland . I agree on the first two, but I thought Wasteland was different. I thought Stick Figure was trying to forget about so...
by Alex-J
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 29377

Re: 1032: "Networking"

But it is a known fact that Randall doesn't handle criticism very well A citation/google-able example is needed. Not saying you're wrong but I'm not aware of this. It depends. Reacting negatively to criticism that is positive in tone but truly critical is a bad idea. Reacting negatively to criticis...
by Alex-J
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 245699

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

There is a boy at my high school named Andrew Wiggin. I've never met him but I've heard his name on our announcements and seen it in the school newsletter. I really just want to get our theater full of kids and give his parents a slow-clap leading into a standing-ovation. I wonder what the chances a...
by Alex-J
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 580
Views: 394089

Re: Favorite home experiments

But, which way does it turn? The way I'm visualizing the setup, it shouldn't rotate either way. If you set-up the light at 10 o'clock (pointing at the rubber bands, not the axle or rim) it should turn clockwise. The rubber bands where the light is will contract pulling the axle to the left, the are...
by Alex-J
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 580
Views: 394089

Re: Favorite home experiments

This was a project I did for my 4th grade science fair (obviously my parents told me what to do :D) Project: Buy a bag of rubber bands (or utilize an large collection of rubber bands) and put a weight on one end and measured how far they stretch. You need a group of 20 or so that are similar in stre...
by Alex-J
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 46509

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

The only mnemonic I've ever gotten good use out of was made up for our Washington/Northwest geography class. For the tallest peeks in Washington and northern Oregon: Brad Pitt Runs Angelia Hides. B aker Glacier P eek R ainer A dams H ood (I think Helens was excluded because it wasn't tall enough) Th...
by Alex-J
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 32649

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

yes we do. it's cheaper... Not significantly cheaper, surely? The only extra costs are an extra wall and an extra door, and that can be amortized over the life of the building. yes, but then there's no excuse to over-charge people who don't want to share a room. It might cost the college roughly th...
by Alex-J
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1752
Views: 294045

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Favorite from my high school Calc teacher. In our second week of class we were doing trig derivatives. He was talking about how much fun and how cool math is, specifically trig derivatives. He told us we didn't need to be going out and drinking or getting (people) pregnant to have fun. He summarized...
by Alex-J
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 20082

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

"The Giving Tree" was rather depressing to me. The boy just kept taking and leaving and I thought all the tree wanted was to play with/be with the boy (although I don't think the tree ever said that). When the old man (who was the boy) came back to sit on the stump I was never sure if that...
by Alex-J
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 24910

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

drainbramed wrote:This begs the question though...

What does the stud finder do when used inside a certain House?



I'm trying to decide if your signature was altered specifically for this post or if I'm allowed to ask what House refers to.
by Alex-J
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 808
Views: 232308

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I really don’t think it matters how secure your password is (except for more important things like online banking and PayPal). Do you really think J. Random Loser actually uses a more secure password for their gmail account than they do for their xkcd forum account? I don't. And guess how much trou...
by Alex-J
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 808
Views: 232308

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I really don’t think it matters how secure your password is (except for more important things like online banking and PayPal). As long as your pissed off friend/boy/girlfriend can’t get into something that’s important to you by typing “password”. Honestly, how many people want to mess-up your xkcd f...
by Alex-J
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 135887

Re: Your Schedule

"That far ahead"? Ze's one notch above the bare minimum. And I have trouble seeing what ze loses by having such a plan. It's not like posting a schedule here precludes making changes. Also, it's not like High School really gives you a plethora of choices, particularly if you already have ...
by Alex-J
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Online High School Experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: Online High School Experiences?

I don't know what study you read or what you considered, but I think "home schooled kids can grow up to lead a normal" applies to kids who still interact with their peers (through sports, activities, or just meeting up with others) and who already have healthy peer interactions. When your ...
by Alex-J
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 16880

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

vodka.cobra wrote:Black Hat Guy needs to go back to callous, anonymous maliciousness. Preferably in psychologically damaging ways.


Second.
by Alex-J
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 48348

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

The 28-hour day looks cool. But I think Uberman would be better/ more useful/ way cooler (except for the adjustment time :-() http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/4/15/103358/720 link for lots of information about Uberman With Uberman you operate on 4 hour cycles, about 3 and 1/2 hours awake then a 30...
by Alex-J
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 4560

Re: Sleep

Sleep needs very from person to person, if you feel well rested then your probably okay. If you really want to get to sleep do serious and I mean really physically taxing hard workouts sometime during the day (no sooner than two hours before you want to sleep). No matter how tired I was I could neve...
by Alex-J
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Me getting fit, take 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Me getting fit, take 2

Accountability is great over the internet, but can be more useful with people you see every day. Also I noticed the more I work out the less junk food appeals to me. Your body knows what it needs when your working out. I used to do dessert before bed, then I got in the habit of running about two to ...
by Alex-J
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Are you trying to gain/loose weight? [poll]
Replies: 24
Views: 4132

Re: Are you trying to gain/loose weight? [poll]

The adult BMI would place me a underweight. But since I'm a women in my teens they set slightly different standards (as adult women have more body fat, and are supposed to because they should have more fat on their chest and hips than their male or adolescent counterparts). Because of this I fall in...
by Alex-J
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Train Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: Train Problem

This is my real answer: The question states the man goes to the train station and records the next train to arrive . The definition of arrive is "to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination ." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/arrive The passenger t...

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