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by Bigspring
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 115371

There's a possibility that no one's brought up yet. What if this is just an elaborate booty call, scheduled far into the future? I mean seriously, with this in the works, could you blame him? Plus: plausible deniability.

You sir, Randall, truly are my idol.
by Bigspring
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Knights and tiles
Replies: 12
Views: 4663



Wow! I could not have even imagined a solution to this problem that was so elegant. I am stunned.
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Entropy: What the hell?
Replies: 42
Views: 10715

The problem with entropy is that how it is normally presented doesn't give much context as to why it matters. However, once there's a practical application it makes a whole lot more sense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiabatic_demagnetization
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445228

Super Friends!
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blasphemy Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 16154

Wow... I watched the little video stating their challenge. Gotta say... dumb on a lot of levels. There were a lot of silly things in that short video. The one that amused me most was the statement that denying Jesus would, "bring you out of the Stone Age." Oh... those wacky Romans and thei...
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sick as a dog
Replies: 35
Views: 7782

When I get sick I tend to get frustrated, especially this last week. I broke my leg of the 22nd, then came down with mono on the 24th. It was a lame Christmas :( Anyhow, to get better I try to sleep or at least rest in bed, but I get bored and restless, so that usually works out poorly. Drinking lot...
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Wikipedia an acceptable source for research papers, etc?
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

I use the mathematical portions that have proofs that I can follow, but mostly if you're having trouble finding good sources on a topic wikipedia is a great place to look because it will often kick you in the right direction as interesting facts are frequently picked out, as are more reliable source...
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445228

Biology
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures that make you say "WTF"
Replies: 142
Views: 31528

P.S.

Image
by Bigspring
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures that make you say "WTF"
Replies: 142
Views: 31528

Image

After that there's little else that I need to add, however, that has never stopped me:

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by Bigspring
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0183: "Snacktime Rules"
Replies: 82
Views: 35233

moopanda wrote:I'm late to the party, but Woolies exists in Brisbane. Victorians are weird.


I agree whole heartedly.
by Bigspring
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Princess Bride variant [solution]
Replies: 26
Views: 9834

In which case B would drink water. As a result of knowing that B thought that far ahead, A would give B a poison, so B would know to drink his antidote, so A would...
by Bigspring
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Princess Bride variant [solution]
Replies: 26
Views: 9834

There still isn't enough information available to solve the problem, however with a few conditions it's possible. Condition 1: A goes first. If B goes first, B will always win. Condition 2: Since the bottles are labeled, on one can bluff. Condition 3: When taken as an antidote, entire bottle must be...
by Bigspring
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rotation Ciphers
Replies: 25
Views: 10129

Jenny sounds like Gin-ny I don't see how that's true at all; the two are pronounced very differently, at least where I come from. One has an e sound and one has an i sound. You're one of those people that says that "pin" and "pen" are pronounced entirely differently and are impo...
by Bigspring
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rotation Ciphers
Replies: 25
Views: 10129

"as i went over london bridge i met my sister [gin]ny, i broke her neck and drank her blood and left her standing empty..."

That help?
by Bigspring
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pancake Problem
Replies: 56
Views: 19834

A noble attempt at recreating the Monty Hall problem though.
by Bigspring
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rotation Ciphers
Replies: 25
Views: 10129

It may seem so, but mostly because that's the actual riddle. Not too hard if you think about it for a moment.
by Bigspring
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shaved Head Phenomenon
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

Stranger things have happened on a university campus.
by Bigspring
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695423

I rarely shave. However, when I do I like to be awesome:


<------ Me
by Bigspring
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shaved Head Phenomenon
Replies: 21
Views: 6214

Re: Shaved Head Phenomenon

hermaj wrote:Or is there an actual, legitimate state/national/international reason or day for people to shave their heads in bizarre and exciting ways?


Halloween.
by Bigspring
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jetpack, guys!
Replies: 55
Views: 12206

Flying, space-worthy unicorns are clearly the best way to travel.

I should know, I regularly commute to school from the moon.
by Bigspring
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695423

I'm a 21 year old, male physics major from Oregon.

I also appear to be late for the party :P
by Bigspring
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 205770

I'm so nerdy that I once woke up three times in one night from dreams of normalizing eigenfunctions.

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