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by Mike Graham
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0343: "1337: Part 3"
Replies: 78
Views: 17592

Re: "1337: Part 3" Discussion

Alt-Text: I once asked an NSA guy whether they'd broken RSA. And I know I can trust him, because I asked if he was lying to me and he said no. Does the alt text reference something about RSA handshaking, or is the joke just what it appears on the surface? I only have the foggiest idea how RSA works.
by Mike Graham
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 71177

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

I LOOOVE THIS COMIC! This one is my favorite by far. Reminds me of these peoples' feedback... http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=spessa&ftab=FeedbackLeftForOthers http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&ftab=FeedbackLeftForOthers&userid=ph...
by Mike Graham
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0055: "Useless"
Replies: 74
Views: 40758

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=873

PhD comics today reminded me of this. (PhD comics was funny once, but this changed...when I started grad school, it became just painful.)
by Mike Graham
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44931

I love this comic. It could only come from xkcd. <emily> is this for real? <emily> or is it just sex <rob> definitely just sex <rob> keep your responses <rob> to nineteen letters <rob> if you want to cry <rob> SHIT I WAS SO CLOSE <rob> to perfect spacing <rob> GODDAMMIT NOT AGAIN <emily> ha I love ...
by Mike Graham
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44931

We're all ignoring that on emily's client, her logoff would show as

Code: Select all

***emily has disconnected
and thusly have fallen back into the earlier sync. Her way of saying, "I love you, too," if you will.
by Mike Graham
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44931

She can't be worth it, she doesn't even capitalise her messages. Also there is punctuation but no capitalisation :( I maintain that maybe rob just had a broken shift key since he doesn't use anything that would require it and using caps for everything but AMAZING would've been annoying, but she has...
by Mike Graham
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44931

Reason 633 not to use monospaced type for IM.
by Mike Graham
Thu May 31, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0270: "Merlin"
Replies: 51
Views: 21422

Yeah, I thought it was delivered quite well.


I hear Merlin's favourite song was All Along the Watchtower.
by Mike Graham
Sun May 06, 2007 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of e do you know?
Replies: 43
Views: 13921

Twasbrillig wrote:But I know 125 digits of pi!

I can name twice that right now! 250 digits! They're all 4, and I have no idea where they occur.
by Mike Graham
Fri May 04, 2007 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0257: "Code Talkers"
Replies: 71
Views: 11314

It was the Americans who used Navajo code talkers in WWII. This isn't because of the complexity of the grammar, I don't think, as much as because virtually everyone with knowledge of the language were in the U.S., making translation quite difficult. The messages themselves were encoded, too, but to ...
by Mike Graham
Wed May 02, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 115963

Malekin wrote:If http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_so ... g_websites is at all accurate, then the largest missing (or beyond the borders of the map) are:

...

Face Party (5.9 million)


Face Party is there.
by Mike Graham
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0254: "Comic Fragment"
Replies: 92
Views: 31660

OmenPigeon wrote:That's because Janeane Garofalo is a real person.


She's not a real person. She's the chick who played Vicki in Reality Bites. There's a difference.
by Mike Graham
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0252: "Escalators"
Replies: 101
Views: 28186

I suspect my graph would still be climbing if I hadn't just gone and done it a few years ago.

Up the down.
by Mike Graham
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: #### "Syndication"
Replies: 107
Views: 50946

Yeah I noticed that too, but EVERYONE knows what he means. At least.. everyone HERE should know.. :-/ Actually, everyone here should care about correct use of parentheses so that the correct order of operations is retained . /me also considered correcting the dude, though it turns out he's not enou...
by Mike Graham
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0238: "Pet Peeve #114"
Replies: 61
Views: 31259

spm wrote: "pet peeve"...dripping chairs


Someone's been spending too much time at the Dali exhibit.
by Mike Graham
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0228: "Resonance"
Replies: 41
Views: 16747

*papers of dynamics calculations strewn about* What's the best way to find out the effective stiffness of my officemate's desk? *ponders dragging it downstairs to set it up in a displacement-controlled actuator.* Best way to figure out the resonance is to just hook up a loudspeaker and a frequency ...
by Mike Graham
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0228: "Resonance"
Replies: 41
Views: 16747

*papers of dynamics calculations strewn about*

What's the best way to find out the effective stiffness of my officemate's desk?

*ponders dragging it downstairs to set it up in a displacement-controlled actuator.*
by Mike Graham
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0226: "Swingset"
Replies: 66
Views: 22752

thefiddler wrote:Being weightless would be extremely fun. Although potentially hazardous. :(

Indeed. I imagine that a weightless person must lack mass, which means that she would not have the momentum that keeps her traveling with the earth and she would be left behind in the abyss of space.
by Mike Graham
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: You should be able to solve this!
Replies: 37
Views: 15121

digitrev wrote:For the 1=11, I'd go with a triple equals sign. That is to say, one is defined to be 1. >.>


That's one option, but I'd probably just move it over as a backslash to escape the space so that I know it is retained when I compile the TeX.
by Mike Graham
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26591

If the RP didn't send all the chicks packing, you'd think the sense of humor would... Aww, I love you too, newbie. Now quit making fun of me or I'll edit your posts into raunchy statements about your mother. Ah, editing n00bs' posts for personal entertainment. I'm sure that general sort of behavior...
by Mike Graham
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26591

Belial wrote:Wow. My gaming group must be so unlikely that it warps statistics itself, then.

Given that, I should probably start looking out for being struck by lightning shark attacks.

If the RP didn't send all the chicks packing, you'd think the sense of humor would...
by Mike Graham
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26591

This is much more depressing if you're using a d20 instead of a d6. Actually, worse when it's 4d6. My girlfriend actually rolled this once (getting a 4). Oh god it was both hilarious and bad. And this was including her non sneak attack damage! Wow! The chances of that are 1 in 1296!! You know, the ...
by Mike Graham
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0217: "e To The Pi Minus Pi"
Replies: 86
Views: 49413

Matlab appears to have pi stored to 15 digits, so I suspect the error is indeed of order 1e-9 Matlab is performing your operations at double precision , which is indeed accurate to around 15 decimal places. Floating point numbers are stored in what we might call scientific notation: both data about...
by Mike Graham
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0216: "Romantic Drama Equation"
Replies: 90
Views: 30322

This comic leaves out bisexuals, which always ticks me off. But since we have number of males as a variable and total cast size as a constant, the graph wouldn't be very interesting (just a horizontal line). Ah, good ol' biphobia. The thing about that is, I can't think of a meaningfully bisexual ch...
by Mike Graham
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Melted Water Bottles [solution thread]
Replies: 13
Views: 5896

Re: Melted Water Bottles [solution thread]

They're on a beach, right? That is what I imply from talk of sea water and desert islands. I'm not the greatest person at these puzzles, but I have built my share of sandcastles and sandpools and what have you with my little cousins. And there is no way you're keeping that seawater in that hole. It...
by Mike Graham
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 38264

I'd like to learn Esperanto, then go around acting like it's my native language and I don't speak any English. ...I'm not entirely sure why , but I'd like to do it. I'm sorry I'm the one who has to break this to you, but here goes: you're a nerd. You are and will be fascinated by such things. It's ...

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