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by dennisw
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: "Printable" comics
Replies: 34
Views: 10573

Re: "Printable" comics

dennisw wrote:Give my Printifier a try.


I have added the logo as* suggested in an earlier message above.

* For "in my own way" values of "as". :wink:
by dennisw
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: "Printable" comics
Replies: 34
Views: 10573

Re: "Printable" comics

Give my Printifier a try.
by dennisw
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 12248

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

Kitsusyn: I'd heard of the Mary Celeste - though I couldn't have told you much of anything about it. I guess that makes me nobody (which I kinda knew already). Fresh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Celeste is article on the ship</a> - kinda funny that the url uses a misspelling of the actual na...
by dennisw
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 26841

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

Flying Sagittarius wrote:When you click on the comic, you get the Wikipedia page on "Theory of Relativity". Is that a new thing?


Yes
by dennisw
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 26841

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

I don't really know any of the calculations behind relativity. Then where did you get the "sqrt(2)" term? This: The real question is: if a man with a 12 in penis is thrusting at sqrt(2)*c into a woman with a vagina 6 in deep, does he fit? Although he did correct himself and say he meant c...
by dennisw
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

What, d'you expect me to read through 10 pages of comments to see if I made a duplicate? ... and thus starts the vicious cycle where the more pages there are, the less is read and the more duplicates there are, increasing skimming and ignorance of prior posting, increasing the number of duplicate p...
by dennisw
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 26841

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

ethraax wrote:I don't really know any of the calculations behind relativity.


Then where did you get the "sqrt(2)" term?
by dennisw
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0512: "Alternate Currency"
Replies: 128
Views: 21264

Re: "Alternate Currency" Discussion

In order to fight image currency counterfeiting, steganography can be employed - specifically a type that is registered (e.g. Digimarc).

New game: LOLcat Liar's Poker. Rules TBD.
by dennisw
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 26841

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

Batman7 wrote:Oops, that was supposed to be c/sqrt(2)

My question can still be asked, it just becomes less of a paradox since the length contraction is now imaginary and you can not get an imaginary penis into a real vagina.


Imaginary? Perhaps you mean [imath]c \times \sqrt{-1}[/imath] ?
by dennisw
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0515: "No One Must Know"
Replies: 169
Views: 28354

Re: "No One Must Know " Discussion

I swear I didn't see/hear a thing! [backing slowly away]
by dennisw
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

A couple of things have occurred to me: One, would rock man/the wanderer ever know whether life had arisen in his simulated universe? After all, he's simulating fundamental particle interactions, and there's no way his human brain would be complex enough to assimilate the data needed to infer the e...
by dennisw
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 26841

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

Did any of you figure out that the alt text existed on their own, or did they have to find out from someone else? I ask because often the alt-text makes the joke but it doesn't seem to be documented anywhere... It's in the documentation for the Hovermouse 7000. Also, it's implied on the About page.
by dennisw
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 17952

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

Pick a show where they didn't randomly put a prostitute in the crew and have her take female clients as a desperate attempt to salvage the ratings, Sex sells. This has plenty of precedents in sci-fi. Just to pick one example: Star Trek with several crew members and aliens in the original series wit...
by dennisw
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 17952

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

Suckers. In Australia our Christmas season is all 35 degree days (That's 95 F for those 300 million in the U S of A). So instead of sleet, we get to burn the soles of our feet off on pavement. So you get to freeze your toes and fingers off as you celebrate the 4th of July! Nope, because 4th of July...
by dennisw
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 209173

Re: Friends Discussion

This is exactly what I do. Get out of my head!!! It didn't work this time, though. It took me about e months to find out I remind her too much of her ex. ...*sigh* But if it doesn't work out, you still usually end up with a friend. That's how I justify it. I assume I would get rejected if I just as...
by dennisw
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 14752

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

Jamaican Castle wrote:Your millage may vary.


Yes, that's why it's often a good idea to appeal your property tax.
by dennisw
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 17952

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

wizzfizz wrote:Suckers.

In Australia our Christmas season is all 35 degree days (That's 95 F for those 300 million in the U S of A).

So instead of sleet, we get to burn the soles of our feet off on pavement.


So you get to freeze your toes and fingers off as you celebrate the 4th of July!
by dennisw
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 48514

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

Mmmmm...Egg Drop Soup! With Egg Roll, oops sorry, Egg Roll!

Edit: Oh, and apropos to the comic: Bird's Nest Soup.
by dennisw
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 14752

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

Patashu wrote:My first thought upon reading this was 'surely if this were true the enormous power lines would be the first to have an effect'

Oh well.


They would. See this.
by dennisw
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 29304

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

Chai Kovsky wrote:English trains you to write. Philosophy trains you to think. What majors could be more useful?


Italian trains you to be punctual. :wink:
by dennisw
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 58401

Re: "Drapes" Discussion (merged)

jasticE wrote:How about: she is wearing a wig? And yes, I'd think she, or the wig, more blonde than red.

Bingo!

Edit: Although "re-upholstery".
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

So, is this a simulation of the universe minute by minute or is it just meant to run a simulation if the stones were read? And can he ever, really, be done? To simulate the universe in real time you'd need a quantum computer. Then again, desert guy seems a lot smarter than I. You would need a quant...
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Fratboy wrote:Now, me not being a programmer, i would have just made a nice little society out of all those rocks...
i guess i'm just that simple. :roll:


Halfway through writing the program, I would have painted a face on one of the rocks and yelled "I have created FIRE!"
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Can they [electrons] move continuously, or do they teleport in the "erase me here, draw me there" manner? No. I'm not sure we know enough to answer that so definitively. For all we know, space is quantized at the Planck scale and that means that in essence there is effectively an integer ...
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Xutar wrote:I wonder how streamlined and efficient a computer could be if there was no interface, you programmed every bit.


See Altair 8800.
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 29304

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

yaPete wrote:http://xkcd.com/412/


It's a Roomba Hatba!
by dennisw
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 29304

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

WTF WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO BUY SOMEONE ELSE'S HAIR!? Back in the day, there were none of those miracle acrylic polymers that looked and felt like hair for wig (and dolls too) use. Therefore... they use actual hair. Collected from hairdressers, barbers, or people like Della. ~ Werner P.S. Ah... inter...
by dennisw
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

moody7277 wrote:So basically, the uncertainty principle is just round-off error?


No, it's Sadistics.
by dennisw
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 106429

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Eugo wrote:Can they [electrons] move continuously, or do they teleport in the "erase me here, draw me there" manner?


No.
by dennisw
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 32247

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Somebody needs to explain to the Commonwealth of Virginia that radar detectors are covered under the Second Amendment.
by dennisw
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 32247

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

krynd wrote:...(Great Firewall of Australia?)...


Great Barrier Reef.
by dennisw
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 43096

Re: Terminology

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by dennisw
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 43096

Re: Terminology

What annoyed me when I lived in Southern California, is the habit of each adjacent city to use their center to determine east/west. You would be driving east on West Lincoln and end up on East Lincoln (when you crossed from one city to the next). You had to pay close attention to city boundaries - ...
by dennisw
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 19982

Re: Election

CNN has a starwars-esque "hologram" in their news room. Why is Randall so obsessed with Google? Just saying. I found their "hologram" to be lame in the extreme. Their 3d Capitol was pure cruft. Their graphics at the bottom of the screen were confusing and out of synch with each ...
by dennisw
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 19982

Re: Election

In addition to the utter sadness of California Prop 8 and Florida Prop 2, there is Arkansas Initiative 1. Kids are better off homeless than with homos! :shock: As much as I want to believe Prop 8 result might turn around, I know it won't happen. At least it's an improvement - 8 years ago we had pre...
by dennisw
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 19982

Re: Election

Actually, http://xkcd.com/404 499th. Wow. I never noticed that. Please exchange this coupon for one (1) free internet. Not so fast. 409 was a double comic. http://xkcd.com/409/ Happy 500th, mothafockas! But 409 only had one title text. And 404 had none. So that makes < click, click, click, whirrrr ...

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