## Search found 35 matches

Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 9371

### Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

You ok mate?
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:17 am UTC
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 34009

### Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Seen hovering somewhere above the graph: Anathem.
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:04 am UTC
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 20877

### 1064: "Front Door"

Alt text: FYI: I'll be releasing a wolf into a randomly-chosen front yard sometime in the next 30 years. Now your fear is reasonable, and you don't need to feel embarrassed anymore. Problem solved!

And, fixed.
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Topic: 0987: "Potential"
Replies: 42
Views: 15824

### Re: 0987: “Potential”

Gained too good at writing. hmm.
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Replies: 69
Views: 16224

Alt text: When advertisers figure this out, our only weapon will be blue sharpies and "[disputed]".

[citation needed]
Sun May 08, 2011 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometry/calculus (I think) goat problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

### Re: Geometry/calculus (I think) goat problem.

the field is a euclidean plane, and the rope is fixed at one point. I have absolutely no clue how to solve it, but there should be a way.
Sat May 07, 2011 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometry/calculus (I think) goat problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

### Geometry/calculus (I think) goat problem.

A goat on a 10 foot rope is tied to a circular barn with a radius of 8 feet. What is the total area in which the goat can graze?
We did some of these in school, but we always used polygons.
Mon May 02, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 86000

### Re: 0893: "65 Years"

I see a trend.
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability problem
Replies: 4
Views: 694

### Re: A probability problem

yay! I was right! This actually wasn't for school, I'm just such a nerd that I thought about it in my own time.
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability problem
Replies: 4
Views: 694

### Re: A probability problem

that's what I was thinking. The answer is (5/6)^6, which is about 33%
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability problem
Replies: 4
Views: 694

### A probability problem

If I roll a siх sided die siх times, what is the probability оf getting a 6?

Also: mаth.
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:13 am UTC
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 21187

### Re: 0877: "Beauty"

couldn't agree more. My dad (biologist) often brings home amblypigids, twelve inch millipedes, and lung fish, and talks about how cute they are.
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30334

### 0873: "FPS Mod"

Alt text: Wait, that second one is a woman? ... wait, if that bothers me, then why doesn't ... man, this game is no fun anymore.

He once made a mod that everyone hated
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 0÷0
Replies: 22
Views: 3594

### Re: 0÷0

I (unlike some who have this idea) do concede that there are some very large flaws with this idea. However, someone much cleverer than me could very well make it work.
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 0÷0
Replies: 22
Views: 3594

### Re: 0÷0

I disagree with your first idea, that what I did wasn't really division. The thing is that it's really similar to calling i the square root of -1, in that it seems impossible, but actually works, if you redefine what a number can be. I'm saying that 1/0 is something, and then seeing if that works ou...
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 0÷0
Replies: 22
Views: 3594

### 0÷0

a few hundred years ago, the square root of -1 was undefined. If you asked somewhat what the square root of -9 was, they would say undefined. If you asked them if the two were different, they would say no. Then, someone decided to do something weird: he just said "let i be the square root of -1...
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 22333

### 0872: "Fairy Tales"

Alt text: Goldilocks' discovery of Newton's method for approximation required surprisingly few changes.

My dad does this with biology!
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:01 am UTC
Replies: 168
Views: 29575

I am a happy user of adblock, but, in a very, very amazing bout of foresight, decided to whitelist xkcd, in case Randall needed some extra money, so when people started to complain, I got that warm, better than them feeling. Also, I made my xkcd parsing scrip (which is how I got the "Archimedes...
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Replies: 168
Views: 29575

why is the dependent variable on the x-axis? For shame.
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Replies: 168
Views: 29575

I had a similar experience with ads on the internet. I kept seeing ads for "free" games (some of which had boobs on them!). Then I realized that they could not pay for the ads simply by using ads, so it can't really be free. So, REMOVE YOURSELF FROM MY CRANIUM, RANDALL MONROE! P.S, reminds...
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 25372

### Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

Um, the link to m.xkcd.com? Yeah, it just goes back to the homepage. Sorry.
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 57713

### Re: 0859: "("

Apparently my greasemonkey based xkcd parsing script is well written, because It did not break at any point in the comic. I actually planned for this, and set up a system to change back things like &gt; to >. Had I just been awake...
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34961

### Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Johny is a chemist, but he will be no more, if I don't get some Au, he'll get H2SO4!

Yes Madam, I am drunk, but in the morning, I'll be sober, and you'll still have a bomb implanted in your chest, set to go off at noon.
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34961

### Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Kill two birds with one stone? The Birds are wired to thermonuclear bombs in the stone set to detonate if their hearts stop beating.
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34961

### 0857: "Archimedes"

Alt text: Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.

We'll cross that bridge when I get MY GODDAMN AIRPLANE!
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:36 am UTC
Topic: 0060: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

### Re: 0060: "Super Bowl"

So, Randall is stealing cars RIGHT NOW!
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:57 pm UTC
Topic: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"
Replies: 108
Views: 25749

### Re: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"

Holy shit! I literally just finished reading snowcrash!
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 41594

### 0855: "1999"

Alt text: 'Whoa, twenty-two in two hours!' 'Your site got twenty-two hundred hits in two hours?' 'No. Twenty-two. But still, that's like half the people on the internet!'

Oh not this again...
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 24969

### Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

Between this, good code, and na, it seems like there have been way to many flow charts popping up recently, and they're just not that funny.
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 50123

### Re: 0851: "Na"

and it leads to a very obvious joke, which I have gotten any to laugh at already:

Sodium Sodium Sodium,
Sodium Sodium Sodium,
Hey Hey, Goodbye.

Kinda like the snapple I broke my jaw on.
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:54 am UTC
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19172

### Re: 0848: "3D"

I said brains! All they have there are string theorists.

Randall agrees. I know because he said that once.
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Comic 99 cypher
Replies: 12
Views: 5948

### Re: Comic 99 cypher

Makes sense, so who is sch? That's the question now.
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Comic 99 cypher
Replies: 12
Views: 5948

### Re: Comic 99 cypher

I don't think it's meaningless. I can't see Randall sending us on a wild goose chase like that. It really can't be a coincidence that the last three numbers of binary heart were 011, or that the Os were different. We need a Waterhouse.
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Comic 99 cypher
Replies: 12
Views: 5948

### Comic 99 cypher

Xkcd is the webcomic, right, and its 99th comic was called binary heart. When solved, that binary said iloveyou over and over again, but some of the Os were capitalized and some weren't. It you called o 1 and O 0, then took the resulting string and appended 011 to the beginning (011 being the last t...
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:06 am UTC