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by shpoffo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31988

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Calvinball, bitches
by shpoffo
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 50328

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Beta Partids: may be blocked by aluminum foil or textbooks.
by shpoffo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25220

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

To answer the inevitable question: this is from Kolmogorov complexity , which is the idea that a message that can be produced by a very short algorithm is simpler (and contains less information) than a message that requires a much longer algorithm to generate (ie a message that cannot be compressed...
by shpoffo
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39397

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Nerd Neg'ing
by shpoffo
Wed May 16, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 45764

Re: 1056: Felidae

Apple needs to Think Different....

    Displacer Beast
    Sabertooth
    Bakeneko

..but really, go big / go home:

OS X : Wolverine
by shpoffo
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50470

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

ohh Randal.........

..It'll be a big square-number milestone.......
by shpoffo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 23162

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

I can't be the only one who immediately thought of the OTHER kind of cougar after reading the title. The wikipedia "personal appeal" screengrab meme certainly doesn't help, just go to the page for "Cougar" (the animal) with the current picture of a somewhat older woman. I was ce...
by shpoffo
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94725

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

the point is GPS's and semiconductors run on magic For some of these things, it's not that they don't exist, it's just that no one have figured out how to utilize their effect-size: http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/publications.html Radin, D. I., Lund, N., Emoto, M. & Kizu, T. (2009). Triple-blin...
by shpoffo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 39733

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

So what is todays strip - a cut at Hawking's opinion that aliens exist, mixed with the news that the UN appointed an ambassador for first contact? It's funny that the strip today is about Hawking, and potentially the above (in an indirect way) – I just wrote a bit about the UN appointment. I'll incl...
by shpoffo
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50662

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

Thank you @scottgoblue314 for outsmarting Randal.

Here's to a whole new class of 'placebo medicines' that outperform standard drugs by leveraging 'psychological physics.'
by shpoffo
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59205

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

Kennedy said that because his LSD experience put him in touch with time-shifted alien consciousnesses who conveyed to him the geometry of the forthcoming pole shift. All of those continents will be the southern hemisphere. Hawai'i will be the new north pole. It's ironic enough that it makes sense ev...
by shpoffo
Fri May 14, 2010 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 33215

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

I was listening to a track that had the sounds of a heartbeat just as I loaded today's comic. So Win.

<there's no smiley-face for synchronicity>
by shpoffo
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 20850

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

Go away from builds and the urban environment and you'll find there's no high-pitched hum. I think it's the grid resonating, since power outages make it go away. I wish I could insulate it around my living environment - but I don't know what to build to 'ground' that out.... KLT; the spot-chains in ...
by shpoffo
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Raptors just got bigger
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Raptors just got bigger

by shpoffo
Sat May 03, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 30457

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

This same bacon situation happened for me when I realized that I could make mochas at home, and that they were not the result of a magical physic only operational within the walls of a coffee shop
by shpoffo
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 26612

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

Zero-G intimacy. Problem solved
by shpoffo
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wet Riffs
Replies: 90
Views: 22273

Re: Wet Riffs

Art imitates Life...
and Life imitates xkcd.

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