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by Lanjolo
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41147

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Yep. I think we should teach children, in that order: (Hmm, I went a bit over the top here, but I’m gonna post it anyway. :) • Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory, and how to form the rest of math from it. • Quantum field theory (including its force-specific sub-theories) and relativity theory. (Or their s...
by Lanjolo
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Massmetric Spoon
Replies: 35
Views: 3042

Re: The Massmetric Spoon

I'd send it it space, expanding it to massive proportions and then BLOCK OUT THE SUN!
by Lanjolo
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: bookmakers offers 1,000,000 to 1 on LHC destroying the earth
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: bookmakers offers 1,000,000 to 1 on LHC destroying the earth

Sarr wrote:NO! 1,000,000 to 1? Don't they understand? Now the world really IS going to end!


Don't worry, the bookkeepers want to make some profit too. I estimate the chances to be somewhere around 1,020,000 to 1 at least.
by Lanjolo
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cheney & Co Considered Faking Hostilities in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Cheney & Co Considered Faking Hostilities in Iran

That is exceptionally scary, considering these tactics were used by Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelling_of_Mainila
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident
by Lanjolo
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46498

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

I initially thought hurricane red would have something to do with Cuba being socialist :o
by Lanjolo
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860391

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

How about this then?

Alt: He will like, float around in a barrel and stuff!
by Lanjolo
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would they react.
Replies: 23
Views: 2838

Re: How would they react.

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Ash Ketchum would work great in animal control, trapping and catching all the strays.



I don't think they'd like his tendency to stuff them into airtight balls though.
by Lanjolo
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760742

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

It's unlikely that any of you have seen it so I'll explain. There's these two middle age women in the kitchen. One of them asks the other how she keeps herself so slim. She replies: "I eat this Brand Yoghurt" So the first one then asks: "But doesnt that contain a lot of sugar." &...
by Lanjolo
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29312

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

The "that's what she said" bit is, in some instances, almost the exact opposite, implying that she is *reacting* to something just as the person being quipped at has reacted to a recent turn in conversation, thus placing that speaker in a passive role. Your mum placed me in a passive role...
by Lanjolo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 377962

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

there are ultimately only 3 stories This is a misconception I see get tossed around in literary circles all the time and I *hate it*. Really, all of that is only true if you strip all the stories down to a two or three word description, and then specifically pick those three words to be as broad as...
by Lanjolo
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Death through Internets
Replies: 101
Views: 10540

Re: Death through Internets

Wow. The parents behind the fake myspace account seem to lack everything that could be remotely percieved as conscience. Controlling a mentally unstable girl's emotions in itself is utterly horrible, but suing for property damage afterwards just does not have words to describe. I can't really see an...
by Lanjolo
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evil Genius
Replies: 72
Views: 10969

Re:

"What are you doing?" "Spinning a gigantic top counterclockwise by controlling the world's current. Each turn robs the planet of angular momentum, slowing its spin the tiniest bit, lengthening the night, pushing back the dawn, giving me a little more time here, with you." I'd ac...
by Lanjolo
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What has physics done for society lately?
Replies: 73
Views: 6746

Re: ammunition in the fight against those damn phil majors

Let's not forget white LEDs either. They use very little energy compared to normal light bulbs, which should concern those philosophers. Same with superconductivity if it is ever achieved in sufficiently high temperatures.
by Lanjolo
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime Number Formula; Looks a bit hokey.
Replies: 8
Views: 3985

There's also quite a few spelling errors on his website which make me doubt the validity of his claim.
by Lanjolo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68461

zenten wrote:
Lanjolo wrote:In fact, I can touch that.


[citation needed]

this
by Lanjolo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68461

None of you have ever even entered any kind of submarine.

In fact, I can touch that.
by Lanjolo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Odd (not necessarily true) hobbies :)
Replies: 46
Views: 5375

noouch wrote:kite fishing.


fish kiteing
by Lanjolo
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last requests
Replies: 83
Views: 6559

LSD + spear + shield This creates the berserking Spartan, or Spartan + Viking, which is the ultimate fighting machine, which allows you to probably deflect the bullets with your shield and impale all the firing squad members. Then you can escape and live as a maniac serial murderer (which you probab...
by Lanjolo
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My brother is one of Them
Replies: 29
Views: 2963

You should find out if there are other raptors in your family. Perhaps your parents are raptors and they are raising you to be sacrificed in strange raptor initiation rites. In any case, I suggest you move to a small island in the middle of nowhere and live as a hermit just in case.
by Lanjolo
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptors with opposable thumbs
Replies: 46
Views: 7591

Should there ever be a market for suits tailored for raptors, I think we will see the invention of the most durable, useful fabric conceivable. Because, y'know, holy fuck, claws. And yet it still has to be manipulable via sewing machine. With this consideration in mind, I am all for raptors in suit...
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 507099

I played wayyyy too much WoW. In the end I had 60 dwarf hunter, 60 UD mage, 60 priest, and various other lower level characters. I quit after trying TBC beta and realizing that it didn't really add anything. I had been prety bored before and generally ALT+TABbed around in instances / raids and tried...
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Unintenionally Educational Games
Replies: 72
Views: 8542

Age of Empires / Empire Earth taught me history. Pretty much all the ganes I've played have also thought me English.
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Saw this and remembered this website...
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Is this a sign of counter-raptor movement? We might still have hope!

What kind of a "counter-raptor movement" posts their raptor vulnerabilities in public?
by Lanjolo
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bacon and Mole: A Culinary Experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 13795

Re: Bacon and Mole: A Culinary Experiment

gmalivuk wrote:Suggestions for Further Research:

More bacon.


Also use real moles. Now that would be something totally new!
by Lanjolo
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 79
Views: 9395

lots of stuff You make lots of good points. I'm wondering that if you made a perfect clone of yourself, would your 'self' still be sitting inside you brain or would there be some sort of connection between you and your clone. Would you feel something when he died? What would happen if you were sepa...
by Lanjolo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You know you have played video games too much when...
Replies: 208
Views: 22290

When you sleep late on Wednesdays and proclaim it's universe maintenance day.
by Lanjolo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is your favourite FF also the one you played first?
Replies: 56
Views: 8695

Seeing as I have only played 8, it has to be my favourite.
by Lanjolo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Laws
Replies: 44
Views: 5964

I'd like the Second of Law of Thermodynamics to be at my control. Unfry eggs, clean my room, fly, and create people from dirt!
by Lanjolo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Pennies, Nickles, Dimes, Quarters
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

What you buy would also have an effect. Pre-packaged goods generally end in .99 or .x9, but if you are buying things like fruits which you might buy 452g at 2.90$/kg would make the prices vary a lot more.
by Lanjolo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24341

Another interesting thing about three is that in many languages it seems to have a connection with the word very. E.g. in French, trois and très. This seems to stem from the "one, two, many" idea, where, presumably, early cultures would only count up to 2 and label anything larger as man...
by Lanjolo
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you keep the money?
Replies: 41
Views: 4214

As others have stated, it depends on a lot of factors including amount of money, where I found, where it came from etc...
by Lanjolo
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83391

Lemmings + Worms 2
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 94519

I rarely play SSBM, but when I do, my friend and I play in final destination with bob-ombs, green shells and poke balls on very high. That being said, its no wonder I play with fox.
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nethack (is kicking my ass)
Replies: 138
Views: 29385

I prefer Linley's Dungeon Crawl. There's a huge combination of classes and races to try. The only thing I don't really like about it is how often a herd of yaks will kill you on level 2. They seem to spawn a little too often, nevermind how a yak herd can graze in a cave. Crawl is a lot less about f...
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Oldmeme
Replies: 96
Views: 11502

bbctol wrote:O RLY?

Sorry, I did it for the lulz.


YA RLY

All your base are belong to us!
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roses are red
Replies: 155
Views: 24544

Roses are red
Roses are yellow
Roses are white
Genetics is cool.
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Five letters
Replies: 1346
Views: 117374

Stupid Tinkerers Ignore New Kettles.

B O I N G
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Disproving young Earth creationism through astrophysics
Replies: 59
Views: 10939

Now, if the bible had something in it like, say, "The way of the rock is of 2, but the way of the lodestone is of 3" (indicating that gravity follows an inverse-square law, while a magnetic dipole follows an inverse-cube law at sufficient distances) would be pretty surprising. That would ...
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd's: 10,000 reasons why mankind is doomed
Replies: 285
Views: 35315

#113 Stupid people seem to have for children than smart people and at an earlier age too.

#114 lbs/kg, ft/m, english/american billion Can't we just agree on using one or the other?
by Lanjolo
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 243092

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I want to see a marmot with a top hat!

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