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by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Origin of the use of "degrees" to measure temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 6393

Re: Origin of the use of "degrees" to measure temperature

The ancients didn't have many antiperspirants to choose from.
by Moose Anus
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 45156

Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

I think instantly transporting everyone to Rhode Island would be a pretty good first step before transporting everyone off the planet by half emptying their water glasses and using Yoda to propel them into orbit of a mole of moles before the robots destroy them and then they throw a baseball really ...
by Moose Anus
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Labyrinth Puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: Labyrinth Puzzle

I would just say, "sudo get me out of here alive" like in http://xkcd.com/149/ But you need the answer to a particular yes/no question. What if the question was something like, "Is strawberry jam purple?" "sudo get me out of here alive" would not help. However, it woul...
by Moose Anus
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Labyrinth Puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: Labyrinth Puzzle

tomtom2357 wrote:I would just say, "sudo get me out of here alive" like in http://xkcd.com/149/
But you need the answer to a particular yes/no question. What if the question was something like, "Is strawberry jam purple?" "sudo get me out of here alive" would not help.
by Moose Anus
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: "Boom" and "Graff" Start-up ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Re: "Boom" and "Graff" Start-up ideas

I think you might be thinking of "Third Voice." I think they got sued or something and went away.

EDIT: Nope, they ran out of money. http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news ... ntPage=all

And this thing might be similar to Boom, I'm not sure.
by Moose Anus
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"
Replies: 45
Views: 12076

Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Going through the ICD-10 codes, most of the ones with Terrorism involving XXX have a section for terrorist injured. The Terrorism involving suicide bomber section does not have a terrorist injured code, so I guess someone was paying attention when they did those.
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21466

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

FDA is aware of a few reports of illness associated with the use of homeopathic products. However, agency review of those reported to FDA discounted the homeopathic product involved as the cause of the adverse reaction. In one instance, arsenic, which is a recognized homeopathic ingredient, was imp...
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about superheating water
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Re: Question about superheating water

How hot are your tea bags before you put them in water?
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 21466

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Don't worry guys, this stuff promotes a healthy digestive system, and it seems to cure colds and many other ailments, and I'm selling it for up to 90% off!
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 27240

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

Hosons?

Image
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 27240

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

Well, at least Protestants have an excuse, what with there being no central governing body for them. Catholics, on the other hand... In the analogy, the Catholics are the professionals, with their own industry-standards, etc., while the Protestants are the hobbyists disagreeing with each other cons...
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Labyrinth Puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: Labyrinth Puzzle

How is the goal score calculated? I guess it could be probability/questions. Hardly! Escaping without being stabbed (I assume that the stab is fatal) is far more important than how many questions you have to ask: at least until you become in danger of dying of starvation while asking thousands of q...
by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 27240

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

I liked the earlier crazy straw designs better, before they got all commercialized and standardized. No, commercialization is what brought crazy straws to the masses and cemented their place in history. Without commercialization, the world would still be drinking form bendy straws. Commercial desig...
by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 27240

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

I liked the earlier crazy straw designs better, before they got all commercialized and standardized. No, commercialization is what brought crazy straws to the masses and cemented their place in history. Without commercialization, the world would still be drinking form bendy straws. Commercial desig...
by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Labyrinth Puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: Labyrinth Puzzle

If you ask the stabber a non-tricky question, so that he doesn't stab you, does he answer? If he simply says nothing, that means you found the stabber.

How is the goal score calculated? I guess it could be probability/questions.
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 40967

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

And while I'm on pet peeves, when hypothetical asteroids strike the earth, why are they always centered on major cities, particularly New York or Los Angeles? Surely most of the earth's surface is water, and another large percentage is sparsely inhabited at best. What if a rock struck 100 miles inl...
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23264

Re: in the days of the comet

TomRobbins wrote:
Kennebrek wrote:I'm already trying to figure out how I'll explain to children in the future what life was like before the internet.


I'm 27 and I don't know what life was like before the internet. Want to practice explaining on this child?
There was a lot of TV watching involved.
by Moose Anus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23264

Re: 1093: "Forget"

2036 is Nevar.
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Saladmaster Baking Soda Test
Replies: 23
Views: 100188

Re: Saladmaster Baking Soda Test

There may have been a slow acting dry acid in the mixture, which was only activated after cooking long enough, after you tasted the other stuff. I guess that doesn't jive with your new data though.
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 40967

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

Roman wrote:As an optimist, I was also disappointed
This is one of the dangers of being an optimist.
by Moose Anus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 40967

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

If the glass was just emptied to half, it's half empty. If the glass was just filled to half, it's half full. If you drank half of the glass, and are an optimist, you're happy that the glass is still half full of water and you get to drink it. If you drank half the glass, and are a pessimist, you'r...
by Moose Anus
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 17464

Re: 1091: "Curiosity"

Checking out the NASA website, I think I found a math error. http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/interactives/learncuriosity/index-2.html --- Wheels: Materials: made of aluminum, with cleats for traction and curved titanium springs for springy support Size: 20 inches (0.5 meters) in diameter Ot...
by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291892

Re: Stinky Pinky

Dumber Number

Supper with less fat
by Moose Anus
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Planting 10 trees in an orchard - 5 rows with 4 in each row
Replies: 8
Views: 15523

Re: Planting 10 trees in an orchard - 5 rows with 4 in each

I can't even get past task 1. I only have 10 trees, but you want a total of 20?
by Moose Anus
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Amplifier for a PC sound system
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Re: Amplifier for a PC sound system

Looks like you can buy the repair manual. I also saw some of these on ebay where it might be cheaper or something.

https://www.manualsparadise.com/ShowPro ... =M71762897
by Moose Anus
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Folding condiments
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Re: Folding condiments

Ok, my thought is that you hold it on one end and shake it, so that all of the salt and the pepper goes to the bottom of their respective packs, and then you fold it over. The bottom of the salt them becomes the top of the pepper, and you have no overlapping (though this might not work because ...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Folding condiments
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Folding condiments

I have a pack of pepper and salt attached in the middle, with pepper on one side and salt on the other. Both sides are half-full. http://i.imgur.com/KYbq6.jpg I wanted to fold this pack in half for easy transport: http://i.imgur.com/asSgc.jpg However, the salt and the pepper within the pack made the...
by Moose Anus
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 70374

Re: ContextBot

(He had to walk the dog and do the dishes in the same day)

Why don't I have one of these?!
by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 15041

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

GOOMHR!

(He always wanted to say that in one of these threads)
by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 70374

Re: ContextBot

He just won at pooh sticks.

That's not funny.
by Moose Anus
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0162: "Angular Momentum"
Replies: 103
Views: 57701

Re: 0162: "Angular Momentum"

The problem I have with this strip is that the earth will only slow while she's spinning but the time she spends spinning is not really quality time with the guy. I mean, how do you have sex while spinning like that? Maybe they could hang some kind of spinning harness from the ceiling so they could...
by Moose Anus
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 26008

Re: 0967: Prairie

SpringLoaded12 wrote:But were you suggesting that Randall normally uses Photoshop filters? Honest question there, I'm a bit confused. I haven't seen any evidence to suggest that, but I was never very good at spotting Photoshopped images.
I can tell from some of the pixels, and from seeing quite a few 'shops in my time.
by Moose Anus
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Autocomplete
Replies: 53
Views: 9311

Re: Google Autocomplete

vaginal discharge
vaginitis
vaginal mesh
vaginal cyst
by Moose Anus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 38998

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Image
by Moose Anus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 781992

Re: Good News, Bad News

bad news: 888
by Moose Anus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291892

Re: Stinky Pinky

hardback hardtack?
by Moose Anus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17159
Views: 1457450

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

Woot

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