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by dabigkid
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37744

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

Larphenflorp wrote:Am I the only one who thinks there should be a semicolon, rather than a comma, in the alt text?

technically yes, but who cares?
by dabigkid
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37744

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

That was really depressing.

Also, the alt text is amazing. Probably the best quote I've heard so far this year... nay, it's the best quote I've heard this entire decade!
by dabigkid
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 21536

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

It was pretty funny. xkcd is starting to get slightly better. Woo!

Really upset at how few people in this thread understood the references.
by dabigkid
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16289

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

That was the first time I laughed at an xkcd comic in a while.... Nice.
by dabigkid
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical piano recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Classical piano

I would disagree with Choclo on Claire de Lune if you're very familiar with it. The rhythm is tough but if you know well how the piece is supposed to sound, then Claire de Lune isn't that hard to read. But I do recommend doing easier stuff so you get back into the swing of things. I would play mostl...
by dabigkid
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86128

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

No, actually, most nerdboys who have talked to me have wanted to get in my pants. It's likely that most boys you've talked to have wanted to get into your pants. Nerdy boys are just far worse at hiding it. And thus, they seem creepy/obnoxious. While I could argue based on shoddy generalizations and...
by dabigkid
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86128

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

OK, Randall, we get it; you're sexy and introverted. Now can we move on from the 3492834098 comics about social awkwardness? I'm having a hard time sympathizing.

afternine wrote:Frankly, this relationship-focused culture is pathetic and boring.

Don't worry, you'll grow up some day.
by dabigkid
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127464

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

"""Idiots""" (I'd use more quotes but I think you get the point) are people too. Yes, just like we Latin Americans are people. But you won't let us in. We're not Americans. I wouldn't let you in Eureka. You are not Eurekan. Because living in america = supporting their ...
by dabigkid
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127464

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

And yet your solution to the inevitable (read: asserted by you) decline of intelligence in society is to isolate the geniuses so that they might evolve into a new species, which benefits no one except the geniuses. The average guy from Idiocracy is screwed by your plan. But that's okay by you, sinc...
by dabigkid
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 29252

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

Is it just me or has Munroe become obsessed with voyeurism? He has been bringing it up a lot lately.

Randall... do... do you have something to tell us?
by dabigkid
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127464

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

I just wanted to say that I'm surprised that there are still global warming deniers and people who think the world is a dichotomy between socialism and laissez-faire. The Left is perpetually surprised that the world still didn't conform to their idealized future. Liberals sometimes sound like Evang...
by dabigkid
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127464

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

I just wanted to say that I'm surprised that there are still global warming deniers and people who think the world is a dichotomy between socialism and laissez-faire. Not gonna bother reading the whole thread. The fact that it slipped into a discussion about this stuff is enough to think about for m...
by dabigkid
Fri May 22, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26751

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

You know, classical music is fine for the people who are into it. But the whole 'All classical is superior to all other forms of music' thing is crap. Listening to conservatory students is more painful than listening to hipsters talk about Neutral Milk Hotel. Especially since everyone into classica...
by dabigkid
Fri May 15, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43431

Re: "CNR" Discussion

This joke made me laugh for a good fifteen seconds.

And then I groaned.

It's such a corny pun.

Dammit, Randall.
by dabigkid
Sun May 10, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: National Debt and the Economic Crisis
Replies: 45
Views: 6941

Re: National Debt and the Economic Crisis

By trashing the US Dollar, the government is hoping that their debt to China and other countries can be paid off much easier in the future. No, the point is that increasing the money supply also increases production. That's just a side effect, really. an increase in GDP (say, government deficit spe...
by dabigkid
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49648

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Now multiply that by 170. That's some money that doesn't need to be spent. I read somewhere that for every $1,000,000,000 spent by government, that's about $8 out of YOUR pocket. Now, let's see...$410,000,000,000 Omnibus plus....$787,000,000,000 Stimulus....Carry the one...$9,576 in his first three...
by dabigkid
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52091

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Something tells me that the music-SAT score thing inspired this comic (which isn't really bullshit because of correlation/causation but for statistical quirks and unreliable self-reporting).
by dabigkid
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23849

Re: "Simple" Discussion

This is clearly the best Simple English Wikipedia article.

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem
by dabigkid
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers
Replies: 133
Views: 9575

Re: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers

You club people in the front with the shovel. The people in the back still can't see you, and keep pushing everyone forward. They trample the people you just hit with a shovel, who weren't really in control of their movement anyway. By the time the people in the back even realize anything has happe...
by dabigkid
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers
Replies: 133
Views: 9575

Re: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers

Well figure you get the gun and fire a few rounds into the ceiling or the floor, that should get everyone's attention... I imagine that most people would then decide that that is a good time to be leaving. More effective than beating people with a shovel, and less likely to inflict further harm. Th...
by dabigkid
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14955

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Although I'm not sure it would be any better for large corporations to be selling addictive drugs versus low-level dealers. Better, more balanced comparisons (in terms of scale) would be "large corporations vs. crime-promoting gangs," or "businesspeople who own drug-selling stores vs...
by dabigkid
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economic Results of Socialism
Replies: 39
Views: 4700

Re: The Economic Results of Socialism

Actually, beyond a certain point, it seems to flatten, If what you're trying to say is that GDP growth is met with diminishing returns on utility (i.e. the second derivative of a person's utility function as a function of GDP is negative), then yes you're right. Still, the very things that make our...
by dabigkid
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Socialist Safety Net: Implications for the US
Replies: 47
Views: 4652

Re: Socialist Safety Net: Implications for the US

Should the minimum wage/living wage value be enough to support an individual, or should it support a family? How many hours a week should this be based upon? Wage is a straw man and I'm getting tired of overuse of the term "living wage." The real concern is income, which should be able to...
by dabigkid
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Economic Results of Socialism
Replies: 39
Views: 4700

Re: The Economic Results of Socialism

Kachi wrote:As an end itself, it really says little about the average quality of life.

Quite the opposite! While there are some obvious immeasurable qualities to life, economists note that higher GDP per capita correlates with higher standards of living.
by dabigkid
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12326

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

Unless you tell your employer "I'm sure that facebook profile will provide you insight that lends further credence to my qualifications," No, it's absolutely NOTHING like waving anything in front of the employer's face. You wave your resume, your references, and whatever else you say. It'...
by dabigkid
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12326

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

I am told that doctors and lawyers both party extremely hard, especially in the early days of their career when the stress is on. Are we assuming that neither of these groups are productive? No, because P(productivity|doctor or lawyer + party hard) > P(productivity|party hard), and P(productivity|n...
by dabigkid
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12326

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

There are many advantages you lose out on if you set your facebook to private, people who might think they recognize you but need a bigger picture, people with similar interests (they won't be able to see those interests) who went to/go to the same school might not add you, etc. So why should I sac...
by dabigkid
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 43380

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

I haven't been to the forums in a while. I am just posting to applaud Monroe on the House of Leaves reference.

Also, everybody should read this wonderful book.

Back to never coming here.
by dabigkid
Fri May 02, 2008 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 30881

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs <3
by dabigkid
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Net Neutrality.
Replies: 123
Views: 10712

Re: Net Neutrality.

Because we can tell, to some degree, once we suspect something - and there is that suspicion, because companies are starting to do that. But we can't "suspect" that companies are slowing down other services because we don't have any hindsight to base that suspicion on. Starting to do what...
by dabigkid
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37591

Re: "Techno" Discussion

I'm curious to hear this broken-hard-drive techno, anyone got a link? I'm curious to hear this broken-hard-drive techno, anyone got a link? Ditto. It's called glitchcore or simply glitch. Hope that helps you in your Googling. Alt-text: I don't know what's worse -- that there exists broken-hard-driv...
by dabigkid
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Net Neutrality.
Replies: 123
Views: 10712

Re: Net Neutrality.

You're confusing the Cable strategy of not having enough bandwidth to supply their customers , with good business, Sir. I might suggest you take advantage of a better broadband option. You're confusing me; please be clearer with your responses. I'm not sure if you're referring to mine as "not ...
by dabigkid
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buying local goods
Replies: 20
Views: 3270

Re: Buying local goods

So despite all my arguing to the contrary, I would say realistically in most cases (unless you know what your local farmer/gardener does personally) it's probably best to buy locally in season only and fine to buy outside (or get canned/jarred goods) out of season (or just not eat that food out of ...
by dabigkid
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Net Neutrality.
Replies: 123
Views: 10712

Re: Net Neutrality.

The principle of net neutrality is as old as the telegraph So what? What if they were wrong about that? I believe it was you who said, " Wikipedia that shit ." ---- There's a cost in having to distribute packets. Packets use "bandwidth." If we hamper these costs, we can open up ...
by dabigkid
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buying local goods
Replies: 20
Views: 3270

Re: Buying local goods

Wouldn't buying something that takes less energy to reach your grocery store be cheaper? No. First, in distributing from point a to point b using a fixed amount of capital , there is a total fixed cost . Distributing a larger quantity of goods reduces the average fixed cost . I'm not sure if you're...
by dabigkid
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 31991

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

pyroman wrote:hehe my friend once wrote "i= Jesus" on a white board. this girl almost cried when he explained it to her

Not serious: Your friend is Jesus?!

Serious: That was mean of him!
by dabigkid
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153516

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

This is just more of the same old paradigm. Why is hairlessness more attractive or sensuous? (Also, I'm kind of bettin' women are (naturally) hairier than you think). Ah, I think Dawkins explained why in The Ancestor's Tale , specifically the chapter "The Peacock's Tale." Basically less h...
by dabigkid
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 34327

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

I tell a meta-joke.

Everyone masturbates to their wit and cynicism.



How many meta-jokes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two: One to refuse to screw it in, and the other to say, "fuck you," and do it anyway.
by dabigkid
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98492

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool All I read while reading your post. Very interesting. I've never known any acidic people, though I have known acerbic ones. Acerbity doesn't merely seep through telephone wires either, but flows through in a torrent, so be very...
by dabigkid
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The the Ronpaul Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 17675

Re:

He's a loonie. that is all I think of him, he is more or less stupid and has a very poor understanding of the world. Not only does he think that corporations would never abuse power, but he thinks they are less likely to abuse power than democratic institutions. he wants to weaken democratic instit...

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