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by Faranya
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 26449

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

phillipsjk wrote:I can't even sign this long thoroughly researched rebuttal "Summer Glau" because I wouldn't want to tarnish her good name feeding trolls.


It also isn't long and meticulous enough. Go check out the "Idiocracy" discussion. That's got some serious Summer Glau-type arguements going.
by Faranya
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 26449

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

I guess the obvious question is, did she have negative husbands before yesterday? And if so, what the hell does that mean? She had a wife? However, that would extrpolate back to the beginning of time where she would have an infinte number of wives... But at the end of time she will have infinite hu...
by Faranya
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 26765

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

dennisw wrote:It's been almost an hour and nobody's mentioned Dvorak.

Until now.


And not since then.

Until now

Incidentally, would the adjective form of Dvorak be 'dvorakal' or 'dvorakial'?
by Faranya
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125737

Re: Warning: really long post

Titanium Dragon wrote:Really long post


You forgot to sign your post "Summer Glau"

http://xkcd.com/406/
by Faranya
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125737

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Also that argument is flawed because average lifespan doesn't affect population size. Randall could have pointed that out, the comic would have been much better. It should when that average lifespan for a population falls into a range during which that population is unlikely to successfully produce...
by Faranya
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 29786

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

So, who here identifies with Jeff? In the sense that you know or suspect people of talking about you behind your back?

I don't know, so I naturally assume. Since I am just that awesome yet humble.
by Faranya
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43485

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

So...what hapens when you cross two arc-welding arcs?
by Faranya
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39624

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

I hate puns. I absolutly hate them.

But I seem to stumble inadvertantly across them in casual speech, which then proceeds to cause me distress.
by Faranya
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 186259

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

It sounds almost exactly like cancer...
by Faranya
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28819

Re: "Drama" Discussion

Yeah, but the social sciences can really only get arbitrarily close to working out a system in which everyone can play nice. Because there are people who do things simply because it is outside the system. We know about them, and can quantify them to some extent, but they don't mesh in with society. ...
by Faranya
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37377

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

Obviously it is some kind of religious text, most likely from a small community that independantly created a written system. Most likely killed by the larger community that focused more on their "killing-things" system.

Or at least as far as I am concerned.
by Faranya
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35408

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Yes, I went to a High School of about 1500 kids spread over three grades, in a town where (quite literally) the only two places to live were extremely expensive houses and trailer parks, so naturally there was a rather large split of wealth. However, there was no real gap between "rich kids&qu...
by Faranya
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 186259

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Come now people, we need both of these groups to exist.

They keep each other busy with their own fights, and we get to sit back and laugh our asses off.
by Faranya
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28819

Re: "Drama" Discussion

Capitalism is cruel and unfair, but everything else humans have tried so far is even worse. That's cause people are generally cruel and unfair. If people were generally self-sacrificing and equality driven, socialism would be a better system. If people were generally isolationist and anti-social, a...
by Faranya
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21031

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

Anyone else notice the flowchart shows 3 people going into the bar but there are 4 people standing there? What's worse, there are four names mentioned in the text, and none of them seems to be the name of the person who talks so much. Therefore there must be at least 5 people. (There is also the po...
by Faranya
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 57415

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

Now, I may not be some big city ty-pographer, but I enjoy my letter in breif, bold lines and strong, God-fearing curves. Steady letters, grounded in the Earth from whence they came, and a-where they are a-goin'.
by Faranya
Wed May 27, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21031

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

There is about a 3:5 chance that bringing the goat to a party will:

End with you being the most awesome person there : Ruin the party

There is about a 1:100 chance that bringing the goat to a restaurant will:

End with you being the most awesome person there : You getting your ass thrown out
by Faranya
Wed May 27, 2009 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35408

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Pep rallies never happened at my high school. Mostly because we were shit at sports. We prided ourselves on our enclusive enviroment, our friendliness and saftey, and our more civilized conduct compared to other local schools. Not pep rally material. Bear in mind people, I didn't go to a fancy priva...
by Faranya
Mon May 25, 2009 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 70310

Re: "Floor Tiles" Discussion

On my way to work the other day, I saw a little girl walking with her mother, probably about 4 or 5, trying to sync up her steps so as to not step on the white lines of the crosswalk.

It made me smile to see a future scientist.
by Faranya
Fri May 08, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18943

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

Wait...who the hell said "And the winner is..."?

I'm assuming Jewel said "Summer Glau?", because she's terrestrial. Apparently Cory Doctorow was narrating the race from his balloon.
by Faranya
Fri May 08, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0580: "The Race: Part 4"
Replies: 54
Views: 13603

Re: "The Race: Part 4" Discussion

keithc wrote:The name companion may be new(ish), but the concept is definitely not. It's basically a cross between the more respectable end of the oldest profession and the Japanese geisha, while not being quite the same as either.


So, like if dating were actually allowed to be straightforeward?
by Faranya
Tue May 05, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0578: "The Race: Part 2"
Replies: 58
Views: 9639

Re: The Race: Part 2 Discussion

Damn, I was browsing the fora and didn't even notice this comic was up until you posted this thread...

Good show.
by Faranya
Tue May 05, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0573: "Parental Trolling"
Replies: 78
Views: 19860

Re: "Parental Trolling" Discussion

I'm confused - how is this the future? All kids' speech centres shut down when they are upset. Don't they? My kids' do. Though they do tend to degenerate into "um" and "like" rather than "bleeble". That isn't so much that their speech center is shutting down, more that...
by Faranya
Fri May 01, 2009 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0572: "Together"
Replies: 102
Views: 17443

Re: "Together" discussion

This comic bothers me. It seems (or at least seems, perhaps not meant that way, Randal?) to be saying that happiness = marriage or love. I for one believe love/marriage is a byproduct of living a happy and fulfilling life, never the goal. To make marriage/finding love the goal risk creating a minds...
by Faranya
Fri May 01, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 21764

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

I must be missing something...every time I read the alt text I wind up hearing an old Irishman in my head...singing to the tune of an Irish lullaby...

Damn, if only I knew music...
by Faranya
Fri May 01, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39736

Re: "Swine Flu" Discussion

On Twitter feeds An odd regression Swine flu outbreak Is not really that big a deal. I mean seriously; all of what, 4,000 people have gotten infected? Out of the 6-point-something [billion] in the world? And nine deaths. Nine. Find something serious to worry about, like the sorry state of the globa...
by Faranya
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39736

Re: Swine Flu

None seems to notice how grave the matter is, there is no vacine, Mexican health care its deficient, control its not enough, official numbers are less than 80 but hundreads had die already. People die because of a lot of things. Regular human influenza kills all kinds of people each year on its own...
by Faranya
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0572: "Together"
Replies: 102
Views: 17443

Re: "Together" discussion

dennisw wrote:
ylde wrote:I want a magically-levitating cane, like that guy has...

Take the blue pill.

That's what SHE said!

...

...

I'll show myself out.
by Faranya
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 17434

Re: "Borders" Discussion

On the couple of occasions I've played Risk this was exactly what happened. I know, right? I played it with some friends a while ago as well. I conquered all of Asia and Australia, crippling one of my friends until she realized there was nobody in North America at all, and ran over there. One frien...
by Faranya
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 17434

Re: "Borders" Discussion

Tolchok wrote:Funny, I learned LIPET - Logarithmic, Inverse Trig, Polynomial, Exponential, Trigonometric


Aye, me too. As such, I missed the joke entirely.
by Faranya
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0568: "Well 2"
Replies: 105
Views: 24653

Re: Discussion of "Well 2"

Uncomfortable truth: Immortality is a lot less fun after the universe undergoes heat death.
by Faranya
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79847

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

There were quite a few also destroyed in the civil war, weren't there? That's kind of from whence this conversation stems. It appeared for the most time as if the entire rebel faction consisted of three basestars, which got cut down to one pretty quickly. Two problems with that, 1: There's supposed...
by Faranya
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68097

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

I read it as a far simpler joke: the classic nightmare scenario of going into a situation where everything seems utterly bizarre , but it makes sense to everyone else in the room, and not only are they laughing at you for not seeing the obvious, you're doomed because of it. The only thing missing i...
by Faranya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68097

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

dennisw wrote:
Faranya wrote:I just do not comprehend why so many people did not get the joke...

I guess you're slow. :wink:


Good thing it is still Monday then... :D
by Faranya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 21774

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

I think the thing at the bottom of the last panel is just there for aesthetics, same witht he headphones... Crap, I ruined the mysticism of the mysterious glowing box and frivolous headphones. They are not necessarily frivolous. If they are conducting such an operation through his computer, it logi...
by Faranya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0231: "Cat Proximity"
Replies: 180
Views: 46914

Re: "Cat Proximity" Discussion

Shouldn't the "far" and "near" portions of the graph be reversed (along with the lines on the graph)? The current layout implies that you can only get so far away from a cat, but that you can infinitely increase your proximity to cat. Cat density is not that high. Unless you hav...
by Faranya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68097

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

I just do not comprehend why so many people did not get the joke...
by Faranya
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79847

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Anyone else wonder what those Centurians are going to be up to, wandering around the universe?
by Faranya
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79847

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Moo wrote:I really miss when this thread was about Battlestar Galactica.


Just mentally replace every instance of the word AI with the word Cylon, and it will appear as though it never departed from that topic.
by Faranya
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57397

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Apparently there is someone having sex within 359.8 m. However, since I am currently located in a university residence, at night, I get the feeling that that person is much, much closer than that.

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