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by Patren
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 30556

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

I can tell you that this is a legal license plate in Virginia. Actually saw this plate (at least along those lines of ls and 1s) a couple of weeks ago.
by Patren
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space Elevator Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 10259

Re: Space Elevator Kickstarter

What makes you think that was what I had in mind? Oh I didn't really think that's what you meant. I have absolutely no knowledge on the science of a space elevator which is why I said Sadly I do not know. The only thing I did know an answer to was if by any chance you thought they were planning on ...
by Patren
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space Elevator Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 10259

Re: Space Elevator Kickstarter

Sadly I don't know. Unless you're thinking they're going to build it on the moon and connect it to the earth. Which is not the plan. They're just building it from the surface of the moon out into space.
by Patren
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space Elevator Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 10259

Space Elevator Kickstarter

I have to say, I'm rather disappointed that with all my Facebook liking of science/space project communities that I found out about this from Yahoo News. (Perhaps there is a reason for that and as soon as I posted this I receive thousands of responses about how the guy is a fraud.) Anyway this compa...
by Patren
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acoustical Question of Squeaky Claps
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Re: Acoustical Question of Squeaky Claps

Thank you, that has been driving me nuts for years, and isn't exactly the easiest thing to google. Do you happen to know if there is a name for the effect because I'd like to read more about it, but even with more knowledge on it, I still can't get a search hit.
by Patren
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acoustical Question of Squeaky Claps
Replies: 9
Views: 6508

Acoustical Question of Squeaky Claps

I went to school at James Madison University and around our quad area there were these circles made up of multiple bricks. When a person clapped, stomped, smacked their legs, pretty much anything similar in the center a squeaking sound would be made. Well, the sound wasn't actually made, but rather ...
by Patren
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 26735

Re: "Spore" Discussion

Do we really need any other games besides CivIII and Alpha Centuri? I can barely place CivIII without it sucking all the life out of me. Alpha Centuri is banned on my computer. Too many hours, too many days, too many weeks, too many months lost.
by Patren
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 41713

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

I went through the entire strip thinking to myself 'this seems like a huge parody of House of Leaves" and then saw that it said so at the top...and that house was blue. I'm not sure how I missed House being blue. Now onto whether or not the book is worth reading...Yeah. It is a really interesti...
by Patren
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD answer on yahoo's daily crossword.
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

XKCD answer on yahoo's daily crossword.

This made me very happy.
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by Patren
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Regarding the alt-text: If Physics is to Math as masturbation is to sex, then is Sociology a full-blown orgy? Earlier on someone put up a chart showing that the full-blown orgy is most likely occurring in the art studio. Also, there may be a semi-full-blown orgy going on in the anthropology lab. Ap...
by Patren
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

nomadic humans studied nothing. Without the power of agriculture freeing people up to do nothing, they'd never have had time to sit and think. The concept of agriculture was permanent settlement and communities, which yes, was the driving force behind philosophy. This isn't strictly true. I'm sorry...
by Patren
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Spazikstan wrote:Where do anthropology people fit in?


It has been determined that anthropology people are floating above it all in a hot air balloon watching everything with a telescope. There is also at all times a person manning the water balloon cannon to shoot at sociologists.
by Patren
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

João However, I don't know why you would put anthropology as a science. Isn't it more like a compound full of other things? Well, it is pretty much the study of all humanity. And even that line is getting slightly blurred with the inclusion of more animal studies for comparison reasons. So it isn't ...
by Patren
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

The drawing, I like it. Although they won't get a very representative sample if they're observing the mathematician. Representative sample smepensentative sample. We're in hot air balloons. We don't care for such things. Plus, if you get it right the first time then there is nothing to argue about ...
by Patren
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Actually a more accurate representation of the anthropologists would be :
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It isn't a good day if you haven't thrown a water balloon at a sociologist.
by Patren
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Robin S wrote:Bumped into Cory Doctorow recently?


Occasionally. He has slightly better equipment so he is usually above us.
by Patren
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 193719

Re: "Purity" Discussion

And we anthropologists are not even on the purity scale. We're just flying above it in our hot air balloons watching all of you with telescopes.
by Patren
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23219

Re: "Couple" discussion

I was in an it's complicated relationship once on facebook, this is how it happened. My roommate and I decided to say that we were in a relationship on facebook because a random roommate was assigned to our apartment, and from his facebook we judged that we wouldn't get along well, and he had the ai...
by Patren
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 66259

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

I laughed my head off for the longest time. I actually really want to set up an account on ebay now to do stuff like this. Send people dick tracy dolls instead of xbox 360s. And it is the guy who received the package calling it a bobcat. Doesn't mean he is right.
by Patren
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 46740

Old 97's Big Brown Thighs

"Big brown thighs, and a gust of wind,
And the cherry burns the corner of the page that says 'The end'
Is coming soon, but not soon enough."
by Patren
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 31151

Anyway, aren't most lights nowadays have a IR override system built into them? Emergency services, i.e. EMS, P.D., use it to change the lights to allow the quickest arrival to a destination. I've heard(meaning I can't exactly vouch on the reality of this statement) that there are sensors that will ...

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