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by Brooks Hatlen
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 45252

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

What are the implications of this? Faster than light communications utilizing neutrinos?
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 37427

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

You would be able to tell by whether she said ten or one-zero.
by Brooks Hatlen
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 33292

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

Oh yes, Americans and their paper houses. I forgot :) Uh, drywall is used for internal walls, not external ones. Do you make your internal walls out of brick? Yes, brick mainly. I have 18 distinct internal walls in my house, and only one is of stud construction. I can only imagine the fun of runnin...
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 36920

Re: 0951: "Working"

All of this would be solved if we chose a day every month to not buy gas!

<runs and hides with Eutychus>
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20647

0921: "Delivery Notification"

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Alt. text: "You can arrange a pickup of your sword in Rivendell between the hours of noon and 7:00 PM."

My friends would totally be down to do this. "You have my sword." "And my axe."
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29236

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

wbeaty wrote:tl;dr
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29236

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Encarta? Bahaha! I remember using Grolier Encyclopedia 1995 on my Packard Bell!
by Brooks Hatlen
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 34429

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

glasnt wrote:I have to admin windows servers with names like "Poop" and "Turd".

I have a friend who uses names along those lines if he has to save a file on his desktop temporarily, or throw a subject on an email. I use asdf...
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24680

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

rcox1 wrote:all too often processes fail due to an unnoticed single point of venerability.

rcox1 wrote:single point of venerability.

rcox1 wrote:venerability

The machinations of today's world are destroyed not by malicious intent, but by age, dignity, and character worthy of respect. --Sun Tzu
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24680

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

No, THIS is the Cloud: http://rpgfansclub.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/cloud.jpg I think "accidentally" leaving out the title text might be the joke of the title text. That's where you're wrong, as the title text is now there. "There's planned downtime every night when we turn on the ...
by Brooks Hatlen
Sat May 28, 2011 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30218

Re: 904: "Sports"

Schadenfreude wrote:Either that, or he's just copying the onion.

I don't see a connection between this article and the comic other than they are both humorous and related to sports.
by Brooks Hatlen
Fri May 27, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30218

Re: 904: "Sports"

glasnt wrote:Since when is D&D weighted?!

As in any game with multiple dice, there are numbers more likely to come up than others, namely half the maximum total roll.
by Brooks Hatlen
Fri May 27, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30218

0904: "Sports"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sports.png Alt text: Also, all financial analysis. And, more directly, D&D. EDIT to start discussion: It seems like he's making this general statement so we'll realize how pointless sports are. But then D&D is brought into it, which is a very important part of li...
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed May 25, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187082

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Draco18s wrote:...I have just wasted 20 minutes trying to find a counterexample which is not a loop.

I'm sure this could be turned into a blonde joke. I'm just too tired to do it myself.
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed May 25, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187082

Re: #903: Extended MInd

It's surprising how much I use Google and Wikipedia in live chats or texting. Not really to sound smart, just to give my friends the information they need and SHOULD be able to find on their own using the same methods.
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed May 18, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 39589

Re: 0900: "Religions"

I've never understood how people can combine religions when each religion clearly states that they are the only one. That being said, it would be awesome if the whole world would decide on some Islamic Judeo-Christian faith so we can focus on more important things.
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon May 16, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81859

Re: 899: "Number Line"

rho421 wrote:...is the 2.9299372 supposed to be implying that pi and e had a kid?

The part that gave it away for me is "observed". It's halfway between e and pi just like President's Day (which most schools and employers observe) is halfway between Lincoln and Washington's birthdays.
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81859

Re: 899: "Number Line"

It took me the longest to get the President's Day reference. Altogether good comic.
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81859

0899: "Number Line"

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Alt. Text: The Wikipedia page "Lists of numbers" opens with "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it".

He forgot about the realm of imaginary numbers!
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed May 04, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0894: "Progeny"
Replies: 97
Views: 19027

Re: 0893: Progeny

We'll always have more creativity and general eccentricity than the machines. And feelings. Even if they learn to reproduce they won't enjoy it. :D
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39941

Re: 891: Movie Ages

You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!
by Brooks Hatlen
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39941

0891: "Movie Ages"

Alt. text: "If you're fifteen or younger, then just remember that it's nevertheless probably too late to be a child prodigy."

Well, I certainly feel old now.
by Brooks Hatlen
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 72133

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Boots 400 South, reporting in. If I swap in my second dog Maximus, it's got a slightly better ring to it. :D
by Brooks Hatlen
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 53290

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

But if you have sex with someone who had sex with someone who had sex with you, aren't you having sex with yourself? You --sex-> person 2 --sex-> person 3 --sex-> you... Either you would have to be bi, the other two people would have to be bi, or all of you would have to be homosexual. And yes, I c...

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