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by Rikeus
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What the World Eats
Replies: 28
Views: 5255

Re: What the World Eats

...Is that Italian man missing an arm?
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by Rikeus
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 26102

Re: "All Adobe Updates"

Comic number should be in thread title. Reminds me of how every single game on Steam forces you to install Directx and .NET even if you already have the latest version, and it always takes way too long.
by Rikeus
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks releases "PLUSD" - largest cables yet
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Wikileaks releases "PLUSD" - largest cables yet

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/8/4195664/wikileaks-publishes-kissinger-cables-and-launches-plusd WikiLeaks has returned with its largest ever release of formerly confidential information. The "Kissinger Cables" include over 1.7 million diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976, of which 205,901...
by Rikeus
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 151330

Re: 1193: Externalities

Really wishing Randall had decided to make the complicated comic some time when it's not mod madness...
by Rikeus
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670655

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

What I want to know, is what the hell is a flapjack?

I imagine a lumberjack with large flapping wings.
by Rikeus
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1191: "The Past"
Replies: 85
Views: 17517

Re: 1191: "The Past"

Instantly reminded me of this.
by Rikeus
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 93068

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

I go to a learning place and learn things so that one day I can use the things that I learn to tell other people how to make things.
by Rikeus
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Micro-organism maintains genetic diversity by eating DNA
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Micro-organism maintains genetic diversity by eating DNA

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 ... owed-.html

Reminds me of the Kroot from Warhammer 40k. I wonder if this sort of behaviour could be viable on a macroscopic scale?
by Rikeus
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This Is How It Ends - Iran War Sim
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: This Is How It Ends - Iran War Sim

This a pretty stand-up example of modern propaganda. I'm equal parts disheartened and impressed.
by Rikeus
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Summation
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Summation

Sorry for the vague subject title, but I couldn't think of anything halfway between 'so vague there may as well be no title' and 'entire post is in the subject line' Also, I couldn't find anything online to help me format this in LaTeX, so I'll just have to use plaintext. Anyway, I learned about the...
by Rikeus
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Looking for evidence - Male/female differences
Replies: 266
Views: 33724

Re: Looking for evidence - Male/female differences

In a recent study I read on biological differences there was a surprising disparity between the sexes in one particular attribute. With a sample size of over 1000 (grouped according to physical sex) and p value greater than 0.01 the researchers failed to reject the null hypotheses: that the proporti...
by Rikeus
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BC NDP party faces gender Conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: BC NDP party faces gender Conundrum

poxic wrote:idealogically*[/size]

poxic wrote:* damn you Firefox, I refuse to accept that that isn't a word


It's spelled 'ideologically'.
by Rikeus
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island
Replies: 273
Views: 21501

Re: North Korea Fires Upon Inhabited South Korean Island

I just hope one of them does a proper job of winning the damn thing this time.
by Rikeus
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery

Witty (read:terrible) puns aside, I'd be really interested to find out what could cause them to beehave like that...
Okay, so maybe the puns aren't done quite yet. I'd also be very interested to see the results if this military-civilian science partnership idea starts to pollinate to other fields.
by Rikeus
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists create dry water
Replies: 10
Views: 2471

Re: Scientists create dry water

Now we just await the invention of wet sand, and we'll be all set.
by Rikeus
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grönd zero musque ox
Replies: 396
Views: 43157

Re: Grönd zero mosque

Darkscull wrote:It's better than talking about chips :P


Clearly you are mistaken, sir. The entirety of our future rests on the proper manufacture of potato-ey goods.
by Rikeus
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 95198
Views: 7517188

Re: Count to a Million

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by Rikeus
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian scientists charged with manslaughter...guess why?
Replies: 45
Views: 7791

Re: Italian scientists charged with manslaughter...guess why

I think I see the logic before this. If we arrest a bunch of seismologists every time someone is hurt in an earthquake then seismologists will be motivated to come up with better methodology more quickly. And then when they run out of seismologists because they've all been arrested, they can blame ...

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