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by umbrae
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Deal or no deal
Replies: 80
Views: 17614

I've only seen one episode (US version), and the banker made me laugh. He offered $16k. Throughout the next part, this contestant, being all hyper and overly outgoing, says something like "Oh me yarm, the banker is my friend, you're awesome banker!!!11" The next offer is $16,001 and the b...
by umbrae
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: adlib comics
Replies: 33
Views: 11412

*clap*
by umbrae
Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0177: "Alice and Bob"
Replies: 33
Views: 16902

Not that I'm aware of. I don't implement natural language processing on a daily basis. I was just trying to be absurd anyway. If you mean, since I'm a linguist who uses computational means to convey (by posting on a forum), then I guess I am, but I think that's a natural language processing error. ;)
by umbrae
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 24239

But that doesn't make sense either, because the same chance to start over can be found at 'abraca', where he could either get a 'd' and keep going, or get a 'b' and have a 1-letter head start. It seems that would lead to a similar situation. Although I guess thinking in general, since there are so ...
by umbrae
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0177: "Alice and Bob"
Replies: 33
Views: 16902

So, thanks, comic writer person. Made my day :) Seconded. The thing I love most about xkcd is that not all comics are meant to be understood by everyone. That makes them all the more funny when you actually get them. If you don't understand them and you take the time to actually research a little, ...
by umbrae
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34696

no-genius wrote:
wr3cktangle wrote:Pi or Breasts


how many significant figures?



2.


Or 4 if you count the nipples.

Oh... you meant... nevermind.
by umbrae
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lip repetition?
Replies: 43
Views: 14916

Me, too.

It went away after a while, too. I think. Sometimes I still do it when I'm concentrating pretty hard on a topic, though.

I also only knew because my brother used to mock me. Heh. Family is the best.
by umbrae
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 21
Views: 43197

by umbrae
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689979

You sound like a female hemingway. :P Oh. I guess I should do this thing too. 22/m/Kenosha, WI soon to be NYC, NY I, too, read too much. I'm a computer science major, graduating in december. Working in Web Application Development. Love my work, and the jokes in xkcd seem to be pulled straight out of...
by umbrae
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0163: "Donald Knuth"
Replies: 36
Views: 22396

There are 2 types of jokes in the world: those with a punchline and those without. This best mindfuck about this joke is that it can be seen as both options. It's kinda like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. It can doesn't really have a punchline until you've read it and understood that it has ...
by umbrae
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: English Officer
Replies: 33
Views: 16594

I think the original puzzle is needed for anyone to be able to figure this out validly (I would explain further, but I fear that'd give the solution away): Several of us were gathered for one of Mrs. Bucket's candlelight suppers and, after the meal, retired to the sitting room for coffee, pie and co...

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