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by Glade
Mon May 23, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35689

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

What's worse- catching the Star Trek reference at the comic's title or pinging Kalenda as a character from the Star Wars expanded universe?
by Glade
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 30928

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

And yet, all I can think to do is MS Paint-o-shop this together with "How it Happened".
by Glade
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 21245

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

I just hope it was actually a bakery this time.
by Glade
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 52062

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

To me, this comic illustrates the difference between wanting to learn and wanting to know. Someone who wants to know reads a few paragraphs on Wikipedia, disproves the universe, and emails the President of Physics "I PROVED YOUR'E RWONG" . Someone who wants to learn goes and asks the local...
by Glade
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 58068

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I like doing that sort of thing- making older people realize that what has been a fact of life for them is a piece of history for me.

Having it done back to me just reassures me that it's effective.
by Glade
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ASV Temporos
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: ASV Temporos

There's a new chapter up, Nothing At All. (http://www.pinary.com/stuff.html?id=10). Starting at University has kinda moved writing to the back burner, but I still do it when I can.
by Glade
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21514

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

You know, I'd have to say that tornadoes are actually much more dangerous game than humans. Can a single human destroy a small midwestern town in mere seconds with little or no preparation? I don't think so.
by Glade
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4586

Re: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) for Computer Science.
by Glade
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: XKCD: Proper pronunciation found!
Replies: 40
Views: 13041

Re: XKCD: Proper pronunciation found!

I still stand by Kriskssed. (x from xmas, k from ask, c from ace, d from ford)
by Glade
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ASV Temporos
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

ASV Temporos

ASV Temporos is a science-fiction story that I'm currently writing, hence the topic title. It is the story of the Allied Science Vessel Temporos, stationed safely deep in Alliance territory. Her mission: research and develop more efficient time-dilation systems in order to increase the speed of othe...
by Glade
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 151770

Re: Explain your avatar!

It's Hank Yarbo from the Canadian TV show Corner Gas as he looked in high school. (According to the yearbook.)
Click here for a clip.
by Glade
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 19285

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

For me, it's usually one of two voices: Me and Stephen Fry. It's usually me, but sometimes I'll be reading and I will realize that it sounds like him. This usually occurs when reading fiction, but it can happen anywhere.
by Glade
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Physics] Time Travel
Replies: 70
Views: 7872

Re: [Physics] Time Travel

Alternately, there's the Speed of Time theory, in which you could go back in time, kill your grandfather, and... if the speed of time is greater than your speed, events would eventually catch up with you, resulting in a grandfather paradox. if the speed of time is less than or equal to your speed, e...
by Glade
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13719

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

Team 1714, More Robotics.

The only thing I'm confused about for this year's challenge is the trailer indicator- Is it a half-cylinder or a full cylinder? Some documents say one and some say the other.
by Glade
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 43417

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Once you hit Space, you can... And there you list a whole lot of sandboxing (and I addressed my concerns about sharing above). Though you did include "do missions" which would be gameplay (ie. challenge/response) but I've not heard this mentioned before ... do you have something you could...
by Glade
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Orange Tic-tacs
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Orange Tic-tacs

Orange Tic-Tacs are amazing, but Juno wasn't really a hit around here, so no references.
by Glade
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 43417

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

And then once you hit the UFO stage you're just sandboxing all the way ... at least with LBP there's a point to the sandboxing (ie. creating something that others can experience). Once you hit Space, you can... ⋅ Expand your empire ⋅ Do missions ⋅ Head for the Galaxy's...
by Glade
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

I wrote a quick script to strip it down to ones and zeros, which printed this: 01010001011000010 You did something wrong. There are more ones and zeros than that. Also, if you're on a unix-like system, "tr -d '@& '". No scripts necessary. Ah. *Examines code* I'm not sure what's causin...
by Glade
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

I wrote a quick script to strip it down to ones and zeros, which printed this:
01010001011000010
Which, when converted to ASCII, is this (plus a zero- there are 17 digits there):
Qa
Does that mean anything in the context of that forum?
by Glade
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard
Replies: 176
Views: 34704

Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Anything involving 'quantum wave' seems to work well. Quantum wave variation, quantum wave frequency, quantum wave interference... They all work. Also, does this thread have an opposite? As in, the least science-sounding science words that are actually science? That has some potential. As someone me...
by Glade
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Canned laughter
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Canned laughter

If you were to get the audio track on its own (assuming it's the same laugh track each time), you could potentially a) have a system to automatically erase it before it's played on your TV or b) detect when it was going to happen and play the inverse sound wave, canceling it out. Either one would re...
by Glade
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79064

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

For a while I was running on the Infinite Universe Theory, until I realized that, if the universe was infinite, then there would be an infinite number of planets, and therefore an infinite amount of water, and why wasn't the universe flooded? Also, I've got a theory that, while not technically child...
by Glade
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 400730

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

The only thing that comes to mind is my Algebra teacher who inadvertently told the class to "Whack it off". (Reducing equations.)
by Glade
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 349405

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I'd be sorely tempted to make their middle name Danger, if only to give them a cheesy line for life.
by Glade
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good programming music
Replies: 93
Views: 15812

Re: Good programming music

I'll sometimes have an episode of Firefly playing in the background, but it's generally silence.
by Glade
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ASV Temporos - A Story
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

ASV Temporos - A Story

I'm writing a story. It's not very long at this point, but feedback (even negative) drives me to write more and improve. That's why I'm posting it here- this forum is full of the type of people it's aimed toward, and you're likely to critique it the best and enjoy it the most. It's a Sci-Fi story se...
by Glade
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spacky Woonerisms
Replies: 41
Views: 16982

Re: Spacky Woonerisms

Terry Foy (aka the Tory Steller) has several CDs (including "Terry Foy's Tairy Fales" and "Stunny Fuff"). They feature such stories as "Loldigocks and the Bee Threars" and "Jomeo and Ruliet". He won't do Robin Hood, due to Friar Tuck, but he'll never miss a ch...
by Glade
Tue May 06, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that no longer seem to be words
Replies: 99
Views: 17519

Re: Words that no longer seem to be words

Tokenizer just doesn't look right. There's just something about the 'i' that throws me.
by Glade
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 144497

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

In this class, there are a lot of methods. Most have a short blurb explaining what they do or how they do it, but a few are very self-explanatory. Apparently, the person who wrote it didn't want to just have no comments, so there were things like this scattered throughout. // Spider Man, Spider Man....
by Glade
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480932

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are burned as a witch.

I wish I had an infinite number of wishes.
by Glade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 110794

Re: Little editing mistakes that drive you up the wall

I don't like it when people forget the final comma in a list. It makes me angry, annoyed, and agitated.
by Glade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing Questionable Content: The ultimate challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 7240

Re: Pronouncing XKCD: The ultimate challenge

Perhaps by taking the 'x' from 'x-mas' and using a soft c, we could get 'Chrisksed' or 'Kriskused'.
by Glade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480932

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Now you just need eyes.

I wish it wasn't snowing.
by Glade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Catchphrases
Replies: 149
Views: 11078

Re: Catchphrases

For recording your own, I'd say just pay attention as you talk, and maybe ask your friends. Continually thinking about it should help you realize it when you do. And if you're IMing or some such, just save the logs and go through by hand. Unless you talk for hours on end, you should be able to spot ...
by Glade
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9470

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

So far, school has been easy for me, but mostly due to the fact that I automatically do homework. I don't decide whether or not I'm going to do it, I just do. It's a basic truth for me that I do homework, and that's what keeps my grades up. Unfortunately, I only do it in time to be turned in. I don'...
by Glade
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP in a .html File
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

PHP in a .html File

Here's how it is: I'm working on a website, and I'd like the pages to be .html, but have php code inside them, for things like include commands. I've looked at many pages on the tubes, and everything I've found has failed me. Things like "AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html" have cont...
by Glade
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380035

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Olleh, xkcd forums. I'm Glade, I'm in High School for the third year in a row, and, uh... That's pretty much it. I'm very interested in learning more than I do about stuff, especially physics and computers. I know some Java (I'm in AP Computer Science A at my high school), and I did a bit with C yea...

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