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by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 82817

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

gmalivuk wrote:No. No information is transmitted faster than light, in any observed or theoretically predicted phenomenon.



Data, not information. Bell's Inequality, backed up by years of research shows that the wave function appears to collapse instantaneously.
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 41500

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

Johnny Pixels wrote:I don't see how we get computers, rockets, the internet and satellites from nuclear weapons.


which is why I said: "look at where we've gotten based on the gains from the Space Race and the Atomic Age:"
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 41500

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

(...) but the fact that they were even doing those calculations makes theirs the coolest jobs ever. Yeah, Randall, YOU KNOW IT, don't you? Because SCIENCE! People who work trying to put an end to nuclear wars altogether are totally uncool. Well, at the time, it was certainly better than the alterna...
by eran_rathan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 82817

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

For magic (hexes, curses, whatever) - Some people claim that certain observable phenomena occur, but supposed observations of those phenomena have yet to be reliably replicated. - Some of those people claim to have explanations of how and why those phenomena occur. Most of those explanations are in...
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 82817

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

I'm kinda surprised that in all the talk of magic and whatnot, no one has brought up quantum entanglement or string theory.
by eran_rathan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 22558

Re: 0807: Connected

2) The only pure, perfect, and eternal love is God's love. You can disagree, but I'm Christian, and that's what I believe. Not so sure about that. "If you so much as look at another god, I will damn you to hell!" - that's not love, that's cause for alarm. I foresee a restraining order in ...
by eran_rathan
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 22558

Re: 0807: Connected

dracolytch wrote:We do not romanticize young love. Young love romanticizes itself.



In Soviet Russia....


nevermind :D



that being said, I still feel this way sometimes about my wife, and we've been married for almost 10 years, and together for 14. Yep, I'm a romantic.
by eran_rathan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 36587

Re: 0805: Paradise City

SirMustapha wrote:
StNowhere wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:Take me down
To xkcd City
Where the art's worth crap
And the jokes are shitty.


Ooooh, won't you please just go home?


I am home.



this is your 666th post. I just felt the need to inform of you of this.



that is all.
by eran_rathan
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 20363

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

I have been struck twice. it hurts. A lot. Though, it does take a little while after you first wake up for your brain to realize that all of your nerve endings are SCREAMING IN PAIN, and there is this strange shock-induced euphoria for a few moments until your brain restarts. that being said, i have...
by eran_rathan
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 17820

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

my wife has aphasia, and once you are used to it, its not that big a deal. You just learn to be a bit more patient when she is trying to talk, like "Do you mind getting the paperclip out of the big white box in the kitchen that gets food cold?" "Yes, I'll the cheese out of the refrige...
by eran_rathan
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 26399

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

I wonder occasionally if SirMustapha is Randall, trolling us. :shock:
by eran_rathan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 33047

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

"Every time someone designs something idiot proof, Nature makes a better idiot." -written on the chalkboard my first day of class for civil engineering. So, the first thing they teach civil engineers is a superiority complex? Or is that simply a prerequisite? Usually a prerequisite - thou...
by eran_rathan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 33047

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

"Every time someone designs something idiot proof, Nature makes a better idiot."

-written on the chalkboard my first day of class for civil engineering.
by eran_rathan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 36917

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

The Scyphozoa wrote:
thunderkatz wrote:On the other hand, no lolspeak?

I can imagine someone trying to write more King Arthur literature, and people saying "O hai".



Mordred: Dude, wtf why am I not king? gotta go pwn face,lol kthxbai.
by eran_rathan
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 26993

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

My first impression was that he and Cordelia are playing a game like Call Of Duty online. And the passionate letter is a sign that Cordelia is his girlfriend. Her missed shots gave her position away, like on a game map. I was thinking of something similar, except it was a live action 'war game', li...
by eran_rathan
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 49647

Re: "1996" Discussion

I miss my old TI-82... some @#!$% stole it from me in Differential Equations in college. That being said, I still use my HP-11. And my totally badass HP-200, a netbook before they came out with such things (Windows 3.1 and AutoCAD 9 on something that fits in the palm of my hand? Brilliant!) HP > all...
by eran_rathan
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 30718

Re: "Literally" Discussion

I have registered just to add this comment from the show 'Psych':


Juliet O'Hara: Detective Lassiter is literally on fire today!
Shawn Spencer: 'Literally' as in Micheal Jackson in a Pepsi commercial, or as in a misuse of the word 'literally'?


that is all.

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