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by ChurchSkiz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 14131

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

I just realized how I'm going to be "an old guy" to my grandkids. "Grandpa what is that rackety thing on your desk with all those letters?? You mean you actually have to touch the letters to make words???? Why not just let the voice module take over?" "I prefer the old click...
by ChurchSkiz
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 14971

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I nominate Idolatry be changed to "Udaho"
by ChurchSkiz
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 18585

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

Here are some of my suggestions:

Your Anus
Urbutthole
Penus (rhymes with Venus)

My Very Educated Mother
by ChurchSkiz
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54278

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

So the solution to the White Witch is to flood and destroy all of Narnia? Why don't we just send in 4 kids and kick her ass?
by ChurchSkiz
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58308

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

As for the alt-text, if I'm honest I small bit in the back of my mind thought it would be kind of funny if he actually did come back somehow (yes, I am aware my sense of humor is horrible). What with how much people like to liken Apple to a religion. Then there was time that his death was reported ...
by ChurchSkiz
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34893

Re: 0947: “Investing”

To say that it is not advantageous is to say that it is better to be doing something else. He was just pointing out that the real rates of return of investing is rather lower than most people would assume. Exactly, rather low only compared to 0%, not to the difference in doing nothing. If I have a ...
by ChurchSkiz
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34893

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Taking an inflation adjusted return from the DJIA and then making the argument that investing isn't all that great is intellectually dishonest. In that case, you need to be comparing not the difference between 0% and the inflation adjusted return, but the negative return from inflation (ie -3%) and...
by ChurchSkiz
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34893

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Taking an inflation adjusted return from the DJIA and then making the argument that investing isn't all that great is intellectually dishonest. In that case, you need to be comparing not the difference between 0% and the inflation adjusted return, but the negative return from inflation (ie -3%) and ...
by ChurchSkiz
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34893

Re: 0947: “Investing”

A friend of mine who is a CFA once described to me an investment instrument, devised in the depths of the 2007 crash by an insurance firm not to be named, which was essentially this: "Give us your money (minimum investment US$5,000). At the end of the (5-year) term, we will return your money, ...
by ChurchSkiz
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34893

Re: 0947: “Investing”

I find the people who talk about the reliable 8% investments charming, after the recent crash. A lot of my savings were in funds averaging about 8%. Up to 2008. It really, really depends on which 30 years or so you're talking about, and when during that period disaster strikes. Unless you threw you...
by ChurchSkiz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0927: "Standards"
Replies: 157
Views: 35856

Re: 0927: "Standards"

I have a charger for my work phone (samsung proprietary garbage), a charger for my personal phone (micro-B), and a charger for my wife's phone (Apple). On top of that I have a separate and distinct charger for my Zune, Nikon camera, and camcorder. I have amassed charging cords for every type of stan...
by ChurchSkiz
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"
Replies: 96
Views: 24811

Re: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"

In Soviet Russia, complex numbers imagine YOU!

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