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by EtzHadaat
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0515: "No One Must Know"
Replies: 169
Views: 30777

Re: "No One Must Know " Discussion

Guys, we all saw that...

we're all targets.
by EtzHadaat
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 19791

0511: "Sleet"

Image
alt: I mean, I can barely hear myself complaining about Battlestar Galactica.

hahaha. Solitude over comfort sometimes.
by EtzHadaat
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21461

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

You'd also have to lower the average IQ dramatically.
by EtzHadaat
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 64317

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

Finnegans Wake is on the asymptote. That's what I came here to say. Also Tolkien follows this rule perfectly as well. (In response to person two above me, Dubliners and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man were both easy to connect to, but when I'm reading a book I want to read a book not solve a p...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40057

Re: "Tones" Discussion

Paying for ringtones is silly, most phones have some built in way to send them to your phone even if you don't have a cable to connect to your computer. Sounds+Audacity+email=ringtone. Also, I'm going to express wonderment at this loyalty to the little bells inside ancient telephones. I have vaguely...
by EtzHadaat
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 24001

Re: "Improvised" Discussion

I think the top middle panel would've fit right in to the movie.

And a .0003% chance of surviving something is not good odds, no. What?
by EtzHadaat
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 119575

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

Etz is either a troll or illiterate, but most likely all of the above. I'm obviously not illiterate, and I'm not trolling. I'm not trying to critique the whole subject, either, I'm sure it's a very nice subject, I just don't see how it belongs in a well-rounded curriculum. You're just learning vari...
by EtzHadaat
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 119575

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

I don't understand why literature is considered academic at all. English class could be vaguely worthwhile if it focused on teaching me techniques to trick people into doing things that benefit me more than them, but grading me on my opinions about huckleberry finn is ridiculous. Literary criticism ...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33182

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

I was the guy in that comic saturday.

It wasn't very effective.
by EtzHadaat
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0068: "Five Thirty"
Replies: 22
Views: 12183

Re: "Comics from five thirty" Discussion

My favorite is 6 because there are so many stories that could be associated with and none of them make any sense.
by EtzHadaat
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87853

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Who is the guy who loves the bakery?
by EtzHadaat
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 196479

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Much in the same way that there is no such thing as a second, a minute, or an hour, but these are useful abstractions that human beings have agreed to conform to, there is no such thing as a wavelength, electromagnetism, or mitosis - these are names that we have given to segments of natural process...
by EtzHadaat
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 196479

Re: "Purity" Discussion

I'm gonna have to disagree with the assertion that psychology is applied biology. I think it could be, but it appears to be applied...uh...intuition. The neurological basis for psychology seems to have little impact. Also I'd like the "logy" to be taken off the end. I wouldn't include it o...
by EtzHadaat
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 32651

Re: "Startled" Discussion

Internets are hard to buy but easy to win, I've won millions of internets in my day.
by EtzHadaat
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21461

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

If you assume the rope is short enough for her to clear the headboard and collide into him on the bed, they hit with about 3.7 kJ. Idn how much a human pelvis can take though.
by EtzHadaat
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21461

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Average_height_of_one_story_house so it's 5 m, she's 4' 11", he's 5'9", those are reasonable people heights so I think it's a good estimate. Anyway, I think from the slack of the rope this is designed for a collision right as they reach the bed in the middle, so s...
by EtzHadaat
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21461

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

Anyone know how much energy it takes to wreck a pelvis? And what do you suppose the scale is on the picture?
by EtzHadaat
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24050

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

I was amused. But did anyone else find it vaguely disconcerting that the steering wheel looks like a malicious robot? I'm more concerned that the car doesn't appear to have any pedals. I would so definitely buy one of those hot/cold GPS systems though, but wouldn't the effectiveness of that system ...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 50821

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

Philwelch wrote:If you consider for a moment that the reclining person has a hand on the head of the person performing oral sex, and that such behavior is only socially acceptable for women



???

I've put my hand on her head before...(I am a male)
by EtzHadaat
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44882

Re: Ultimate Game

No, because, as soon as I tell death about The Game, while still within the safe period, he will think of it, and will lose. Ah, but what is the criterion that you get your soul back? That Death loses the game, or that you win? I would think it would be the latter... So get a laptop and check here .
by EtzHadaat
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97755

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Bananas are definitely easier than watermelons and tastier than green apples. Watermelons should be much higher and further to the left.

I wonder if anyone's going to set up a way for people to vote on tastiness and ease to make a better version of this chart.
by EtzHadaat
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68869

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Yoda v. Superman is a hard one. I'm rooting for Yoda but I'm not sure he would win.
by EtzHadaat
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 151024

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

I don't think it's likely at all that men are genetically better at math. Not because it couldn't work that way biologically, it certainly could, but because extensive testing has been done comparing students with similar mathematical educations and no one has found that men are better. We're not di...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0060: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 14
Views: 6361

Re: "Super Bowl" discussion

http://xkcd.com/60/

Remember to link.

I was at work today, and I probably wouldn't know the score to the game if I wasn't. Very few of my friends were watching it. Football is really boring if you're not invested in the outcome for some reason.
by EtzHadaat
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 54479

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

Dude it was River!
by EtzHadaat
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 43148

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

"This ground-
breaking, 80-page report charts the transition from a mechanistic and materialistic worldview to one that is built on the intersection of science and spirituality."

Sounds pretty kooky to me.
by EtzHadaat
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 43148

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Probably been said a million times, science is just observing nature with human senses. Nothing religious about counting your fingers and then believing there are five of them. (Unless you're a polydactyl or got one cut off or something)
by EtzHadaat
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 34363

Re: "Redwall" discussion

Goddammit, I want hares flying eagles, defending their island homeland against the invasions from an army of rats flying ravens ! I starting writing my own Redwall book (I wasn't aware of "fanfiction" at the time) involving a fort built into a cliff full of squirrel archers who rode hawks...
by EtzHadaat
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0359: "Rock Band"
Replies: 149
Views: 24237

Re: Rock Band

I think there are already people working on AI that can write music, Jazz Hero seems like a decent application of that technology.
by EtzHadaat
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0367: "Fandom"
Replies: 158
Views: 26072

Re: "Fandom" Discussion

I don't get why so many geeky people support the Ronpaul. He wants to cut grant programs! We need those!

Gravel '08.

(except he also seems to think the gold standard would be ok. gross.)

Munroe '08!
by EtzHadaat
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0362: "Blade Runner"
Replies: 105
Views: 20370

Re: Blade Runner

In my experience of people watching Serenity, people who watched it alone thought it was a great sci-fi movie and people who saw the series first were disappointed. It was just sort of taunting us with what could have been.
by EtzHadaat
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0362: "Blade Runner"
Replies: 105
Views: 20370

Re: Blade Runner

It's hard to say. The book was unfathomably boring, but at least had interesting language stuff to think about while wondering if he was ever going to tell us anything interesting, while the movie was unfathomably boring but boring movies are a decent segue into making out, and there was enough hype...
by EtzHadaat
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 22963

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

Dude we should start calling the GOP the Lemon Party.
by EtzHadaat
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0359: "Rock Band"
Replies: 149
Views: 24237

Re: Rock Band

Naturally guitar hero, which they recently started playing, would be more difficult than guitar, which they've likely been playing every minute of every day since they were four in order to get to a professional level. I just started learning guitar and I can assure you that my perfect "Carry o...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 25137

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

My first reaction to this comic was looking for a nearby arboretum. I live in the Boston area, anyone know of one?
by EtzHadaat
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Greatest Happiness Principle implies Categorical Imperative?
Replies: 14
Views: 2711

Re: Greatest Happiness Principle implies Categorical Imperative?

"act in a way that you will your motive to become a universal law" Sounds like happiness promotion is a good basis for deciding if something should become a universal law. The other half, don't ever use people, sounds like a very separate issue. I wouldn't mind a world where there is a uni...
by EtzHadaat
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23702

Re: "Couple" discussion

Athelas- It should mean you're behaving as if you're in a relationship in some aspects but not all aspects and are uncomfortable stating that you're in a relationship because of the missing aspects, I think. I was friends with a couple, and it was kind of a long distance relationship, and he started...
by EtzHadaat
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73072

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

When I was around 11 I sent an email to the admin of a porn site and told them they misspelled "coming." He(she?) sent me a very nice e-mail explaining that "coming" refers to the opposite of "going", whereas "cumming" refers to ejaculation.

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