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by Natty
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 207614

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

It's far too early on a Sunday... why am I on the xkcd boards reading poetry?!? Some questions may never have answers. Anyway, here is one I wrote a couple years ago. Cubicle Hell by CJ Nackel I sit upon my simple chair forever in my dreary cell with deadened eyes and vacant stare I wallow in my cor...
by Natty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Frosted Bacon
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Re: Frosted Bacon

The funniest rape comic I've read was that penny arcade comic with the rape wolves. That's probably because I'm a big online gamer that I found that one so funny. Rape itself wasn't really the central theme of that comic. I've been meaning to read through Penny Arcade. I hear it is F-ing amazing. T...
by Natty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Frosted Bacon
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Re: Frosted Bacon

Rape is not funny. IMO, neither is death, disease, famine, drunk driving, explosions, etc, etc, etc and etc. I bet there were people who had relatives that died in plane crashes that didn't find the xkcd with the plane crash funny. One thing I've never understood about people getting super upset ab...
by Natty
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Frosted Bacon
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Re: Frosted Bacon

Natty: I hope you never post your worthless shit in these fora ever again. To be honest, I'm not sure what possessed me to ever post up a link in an art forum. I am the first to admit that what I draw isn't art. I also really hope nobody buys your shit, because our society is already pretty fucked ...
by Natty
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Frosted Bacon
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Re: Frosted Bacon

A few had fairly amusing concepts and I did smile at them, but I was a little distracted by the deluge of misogyny. I am going to put together a book in a few months (once I have about a hundred of my comics redrawn) and I feel like I want that quote to be on the back cover. Mind if I use it? I lov...
by Natty
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Shamelss self promoting. Your Blogs and websites.
Replies: 29
Views: 15754

Re: Shamelss self promoting. Your Blogs and websites.

I added my webcomic, Frosted Bacon and added you guys.

Warning though, frostedbacon.com has some really dark humor and isn't really suited for kids.
by Natty
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 34023

Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Me: The malamanteau "Squawk-dagon" is a neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining the onomatopoeia "squawk" (that was a malapropism for "square") and the neologism for an MMA ring "octagon". I am pretty damn sure that "squawk-dagon&quo...
by Natty
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Frosted Bacon
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Frosted Bacon

My webcomic, featuring stick figures and dark comedy: ----> Frosted Bacon <---- My friends relentlessly peer pressured me into making a webpage for all my comics, so I whipped up frostedbacon.com and have been updating it daily. I have 43 comics posted so far and about 300 more pages of ramblings an...
by Natty
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 34023

Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Oh man, I finally got to point out that someone created a "Malamanteau"! As the Facebook conversation went: Person 1: maybe he will if you enter the squawk-dagon. Person 2: How do you get "squawk-dagon" from the words square and octagon? Person 1: He dubbed it that making fun of ...
by Natty
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good God help me solve this HTML issue
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Good God help me solve this HTML issue

That's when you start wishing a slow, painful death to all the programmers ever involved in the IE project. Wait. That's not a constant thing for you? I thought it was general nerd form to ALWAYS want a slow, painful death for everyone involved in the IE project... The fact that my work forces me t...
by Natty
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Defining a variable across html pages
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Defining a variable across html pages

How do I define a variable to work across multiple HTML pages? My problem is this: I have a certain number pictures in my pages, call that number N, and the total number of pictures grows regularly. In some pages, I reference that number N. As the total number of pages grow, it has become increasing...
by Natty
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Font discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Re: Font discussion

Wow. That's perfect!

Thanks.

Your cookie is in the mail.
by Natty
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Font discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Re: Font discussion

Heilvetica doesn't look so bad.

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I should have know someone would bring up Comic Sans. No thanks. Comic Sans is about as good of a choice as wingdings.
by Natty
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Font discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Font discussion

I have been writing/drawing my own comic for quite a while now, and I am making a webpage for it. My handwriting is basically unreadable and even when I try to write neatly it still comes out looking like a dyslexic first-grader. My plan is to redraw all of my comics without any text written in (whi...
by Natty
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Special" four digit number
Replies: 26
Views: 5202

Re: "Special" four digit number

I vote for 1597 because it is a Fibonacci number and it's prime.
by Natty
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hating on the statisticians
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Hating on the statisticians

Statisticians dislike mathematicians because mathematicians whine to the teacher. Wait, who's the teacher in this metaphor? Around these parts, it's gmalivuk who the mathematicians tattle to and then he comes and yells at the statisticians for breaking all the toys that the mathematicians were kind...
by Natty
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 48916

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Y'know, there's this convenient button on every post for you to request moderator assistance if it's really needed. If you're concerned with a thread going off-topic (and I note that nobody is actually trying to discuss anything on-topic), posts like "Can we get a mod?", "Second,&quo...
by Natty
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hating on the statisticians
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Hating on the statisticians

P.S. I have degrees in math and statistics. Sometimes I hate myself so much I go into a dark room and write poetry that overuses the words "Angst" and "Erdos".
by Natty
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hating on the statisticians
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Hating on the statisticians

Mathematicians dislike statisticians because statisticians don't mind putting the square peg on top of the round hole and then bashing it in with a hammer. Statisticians dislike mathematicians because mathematicians whine to the teacher when the statisticians bash the square peg into the round hole ...
by Natty
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 48916

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
iamevn wrote:
Lucia wrote:Open Source->->->|{NHJKUYDBSHO*IUL WE->->->Gay marriage.

This is worse than Wikipedia.


QFT, now I have to dig through 7 pages of off-topicness to get to the actual discussion of the comic <.<

can we get a mod in here?

Seconded


Thirded.
by Natty
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: having a baby
Replies: 29
Views: 3159

Re: having a baby

I won’t hate you for being statisticians, or for being harsh. First, I'd suggest you actually understand what the reported stats mean, and learn a bit more about probability and stats in general. I feel sorry for your child, being raised in a home without an understanding of statistics. How can the...
by Natty
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 48916

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Yeah, autists only flaunt their autism and their oh-so-superior intelligence on the Internet, where they can all get together on webcomic forums and enjoy the fact that they're oh so much better than those... normals . Oh come on now! Most of us make fun of our neurotypical friends in real life too...
by Natty
Mon May 24, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 48916

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Just to pipe in on the subject: I happen to be an Aspie and there was, in my opinion, nothing offensive about this comic. A couple of douches being douches to each other and one of them calling the other Autistic? Not offensive. On a totally different note: I wouldn't ever want to think like you wac...
by Natty
Fri May 21, 2010 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How does the "Random" button work?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

Re: How does the "Random" button work?

Haha. Good to know everyone around here is the same. You guys are exactly like us math nerds over on the math board. Someone asks us a question and within 5 posts we are talking about something completely different.
by Natty
Fri May 14, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How does the "Random" button work?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

How does the "Random" button work?

I am reteaching myself to program web pages, and I am trying to learn all the new little tricks that have evolved in the past several decades since we all used to have geocities pages. How does the "Random" button on the xkcd comics work? How does he get a button that sends you to a random...
by Natty
Fri May 07, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can we truly prove anything?
Replies: 86
Views: 7894

Re: Can we truly prove anything?

It makes no sense to believe a system consistent because it proved itself so; that's just begging the question. In fact, if a logical system could prove itself consistent, that should only hurt one's trust in it: A system that is consistent might be able to prove itself consistent, or it might not....
by Natty
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics or Statistics degree (Poll)
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Mathematics or Statistics degree (Poll)

A poll to see the ratio of mathematicians to statisticians in this forum. I have the very strong suspicion that, as a statistician, I am in the minority.
by Natty
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

There is no reason to create a normal curve, say "hey, that is mathematically accurate" and then throw away your findings. Hi, you must be new here. This is the xkcd forums. We do nerdy things all the damn time just because it's interesting. Fitting a curve to data that's not very statist...
by Natty
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

The population needs to be redefined as "people on the forum that have been kissed between the ages of 11 and 25". Why do we have to throw out the under-10 data just because it has a lower resolution? We have *exact* quantile data for a large range of the population we're interested in. W...
by Natty
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

Just throw that data away? I hope not! Why should we throw it away when it clearly is giving us information. If we make the underlying assumption of a normal distribution then the <10 data gives us information still. What's the difference between knowing somebody was kissed between 0 and 10 and kno...
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

Haha. I posted a link on the original "when have you been kissed" thread and said that if you can make it through this thread that talks about that thread then you really do belong on the xkcd boards.
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

But he's right in that it's probably easiest to just toss the "never been kissed" data since we don't know the exact ages. But I feel so dirty recommending that. I know there's gotta be a way to use that data somehow. I just can't think of how at the current moment. Yeah, I felt dirty jus...
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

Just treat the data as if it were continuous, and then compute the mean and standard deviation of the ages as you would for any other data. But how do I estimate the average age for the whole group of people who were first kissed at or before age 10? I feel like I should still be able to quantitati...
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

Haha. Sorry. I got off on a goodness-of-fit tangent. Seriously though, the answer to your question was in the first 2 sentences of my first post. Just treat the data as continuous and find your mean and standard deviation in exactly the way you would with continuous data. There is no better normal a...
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

I just looked more closely at the specific thread you linked, and notice that there is a "Haven't been kissed yet" option. Unfortunately, this data is unusable as it is. It changes the data into categorical data unless you gather more information. My recommendation would be to just discard...
by Natty
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculating a distribution from a histogram
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: Calculating a distribution from a histogram

Just treat the data as if it were continuous, and then compute the mean and standard deviation of the ages as you would for any other data. The key is to then check that the data are actually normally distributed. This is called a goodness-of-fit test (you can find this in basically any first year s...
by Natty
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: reducing picture size.
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: reducing picture size.

thanks!
by Natty
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Integral by u Sub.
Replies: 30
Views: 2525

Re: Integral by u Sub.

I would strongly recommend against going to the Dean if your answer was 24.

Perhaps you made a typo when you typed up this forum post. You may want to check your math.
by Natty
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: reducing picture size.
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

reducing picture size.

I am reteaching myself to make a website so I could post all the comics I draw online. They are all in black and white. I was wondering what program and file type you guys would recommend for reducing the file size of the pictures. I have a scanner that creates the files as either a jpg, a bmp, or a...
by Natty
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where am I on the curve?
Replies: 33
Views: 2532

Re: Where am I on the curve?

haha. This forum is full of super nerds. Don't judge yourself by anything we say or do. This isn't exactly a random sample. For example, I went to college for seven years for mathematics and statistics and now I write online statistics textbook content for a living. I still don't always understand e...

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