Search found 31 matches

by Ashi
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94738

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

As belscb mentioned, parts of this chart are flat-out wrong. A lot of these are used commonly, though not necessarily publicized well. As has been mentioned, some of them are much more prominent in other portions of the world. Just because something is a scam doesn't mean that there isn't a killing ...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 18659

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

I saw this comic in the morning, then later today found out that the academic head of science in my school had a death in the family. The irony was terrific. :|
by Ashi
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0280: "Librarians"
Replies: 97
Views: 22600

Re: "Librarians" Discussion

This comic won me an argument today. Sort of. We're having a (rather pathetic) book fair at my school, with stuff mostly geared for middle-schoolers and the like. There were a few good choices, though, and I bought what I felt I would actually read. One of the books happened to be Twilight , paperba...
by Ashi
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kid O.D.'s live on webcam while 4chan users egg him on.
Replies: 155
Views: 14190

Re: Kid O.D.'s live on webcam while 4chan users egg him on.

If someone you know threatens to commit suicide, you fucking TAKE THEM AT THEIR WORD AND CALL THE COPS. How the hell is calling the cops going to help anything? They hold him in custody so he can't hurt himself. This is the internet, how exactly do you call the cops on them? Also, if someone is int...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Scientists understand where mass comes from."
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

"Scientists understand where mass comes from."

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/21/confirmed-scientists-understand-where-mass-comes-from/ The standard model of physics got it right when it predicted where the mass of ordinary matter comes from, according to a massive new computational effort. Particle physics explains that the ...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69405

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I've never had one, at least, one that was significant. Ever since ninth grade, and since I've had both the maturity and intellect to judge my teachers, all of them have been reasonably good and quite a few have been fantastic teachers. I go to an international private school in Switzerland, so tha...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: End of year shirt signing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: End of year shirt signing.

I'm so glad, because of this--that we did no shirt signing when I graduated--just yearbooks. Cuz if a guy tried that on me I'd feel obligated to injure him, and I'd feel justified about it too. Where's your sense of humour? What wouldn't be funny about having "Hahaha, Boobies" written acr...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54707

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

Sometimes there can be good ouch moments. For example, in fourth grade, I decided to skip doing a take-home test in order to bake holiday cookies with my mom. I did put a tiny bit of effort into it, hoping to at least pass, but I ended up getting a 52. The day our teacher (my class teacher, not soci...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399875

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Another time: So there was some superficial prat in my mathematics class: Student: (Said to someone) You're so ugly, why don't you just die!" Teacher: "Woah! Calm down. It's only a reflection" .. I love mathematics. I hereby nominate said teacher for a teacher of the decade award. (I...
by Ashi
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69405

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

<information that makes me lose faith in humanity> Sorry if this was a little long-winded, but I absolutely despise this teacher. Oh dear goodness. I truly feel sorry for you. I've never had an experience quite as bad, but I've had close, and that was disheartening enough. I wish you luck in making...
by Ashi
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: ÿ
Replies: 67
Views: 5926

Re: Faster than the Speed of Light-Without violating relativity

You can't talk about scientific theories lacking scientific education without mentioning Neal Adams and his expanding earth theory . I've had a (nominally) similar idea that, because gravity is acceleration, perhaps the Earth is actually expanding outward at 9.81 m/s. Of course, this would imply th...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69405

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I've had a few in high school. One was my earth science teacher, who made very pathetic mistakes, such as, when teaching us how to add time, adding the numbers wrong, and the like. She's known to be one of the worst in the school, but she makes up for it by being incredibly nice to students. Another...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 190790

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

SecondTalon wrote:
Ashi wrote:First, I have Raynaud's Disease, which is annoying.

So, how often do you get "Oh, been painting?"

Haha, fortunately, mine's a bit more subtle in appearance, and more splotchy, so it just freaks people out that the color of my skin is off when it's cold.
by Ashi
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 190790

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Some of these sound... yummy. I've a few. First, I have Raynaud's Disease , which is annoying. My veins are pretty prominent, which can be good for donating blood. My blood pressure is really low, about 100/60. My body doesn't heal right when I get cuts, so when I scar I get keloid scars, but they'r...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: stupidest comment ever
Replies: 339
Views: 34167

Re: stupidest comment ever

It's like these muslims I heard about that burned down some churches in protest to the popes comment that islam is a violent religion. The irony, its burns! If the joke was unintentional, you're amazing. If it wasn't, *facepalm* I've had some pretty bad things said by some people in my Sociology cl...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282015

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Lord of the Rings . I read The Hobbit in middle school and I loved it, and at the insistence of one of my friends I read the first two books of the series. It was downright painful. It's a good story, but Tolkein for Pete's sakes TELL IT. He just rambles. On and on. About stuff that isn't even impo...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47307

Re: Books that made you cry

Thinking about it, I cry pretty easily for books. And I feel silly doing it. Harry Potter , 5-7, when Sirius, Dumbledore and Dobby die, and Harry goes to die. My Sister's Keeper To Kill A Mockingbird , when Atticus is talking to Scout's uncle (I think?) and talking about how Jem and Scou...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 18298

Re: Books that make you genuinely....

I don't know if I'm qualified to answer, because tests can make me burst out laughing (when no humor was intended), but I've had a few I remember: - Harry Potter , certain books - A Tale of Two Cities That, they never could lay their heads upon their pillows; that, they never could tolerate the idea...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 219521

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Sociology class. We were discussing inequalities of race, gender, age, etc. and social stratification. Our teacher had been talking about how people who are considered "ugly" or "bland" tend to have it worse than those who are pretty. One girl piped in, "Yeah, but it's their...
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399875

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My AP U.S. History (APUSH) class is pretty bad--we talk a lot. One day recently, my teacher, in yelling at us, said, "I'm going to erupt! (calmer) I'm going to vomit all over your desks."

Sociology: "We want to eradicate the poor." "..." "I mean, poverty."
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Octave Illusion Experiment: Need Help
Replies: 24
Views: 2489

Re: Octave Illusion Experiment: Need Help

Female, right-handed.

I started to get confused, because I always heard the high tone in my left ear. Guess that makes me an alien?
by Ashi
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 78141

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I used to be a bit silly. (Not that I'm not now :P) When I was 8 or so, I used to think that inside mirrors was an alternate universe, parallel to our own exactly, but just reversed. If we found a way to get the people on the other side to stop touching the mirrors when we did, we could pass into th...
by Ashi
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Assuming big bang = true, now is universe =/= sphere?
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Assuming big bang = true, now is universe =/= sphere?

Imagine two ants placed at the same spot on an infinitely elastic, very long strand of taffy. The ants, let's say, travel at a rate of about 1cm per second, but one of the ants is just sitting there cleaning his antennae--the other ant starts walking. Even if you didn't intend that to be humorous, ...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
Replies: 67
Views: 9554

Re: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths

Mh, don't think so.....it's more like "I like math and therefore like xkcd", not the other way round //Class 13 in Germany atm Its pretty much the same for me. I've always liked math and science. Xkcd (along with many other things) has just helped me further my love for the two. :) OH GOD...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
Replies: 67
Views: 9554

Re: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths

The "fun" bit is something teachers (at least in the UK) try to do more and more because it's a way to get pupils who would otherwise not be interested a little more engaged with it. Unfortunately if over-done it leads to the expectation that it must always be fun and then the less exciti...
by Ashi
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)
Replies: 131
Views: 9648

Re: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)

so i completely find it annoying when you are walking down the sidewalk or an aisle in a store and people are walking on in the opposite direction on the wrong side. I mean come on! treat sidwalks and such like you would a street you are driving down. If im driving in the wrong lane you are going t...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: idea about perpetual motion and want to know why wont work
Replies: 29
Views: 3712

Re: idea about perpetual motion and want to know why wont work

Back to perpetual motion, this reminded me of a device I saw somewhere that seemed rather nifty. I'm not sure if it counts as a perpetual motion device though, so I ask. Basically, it was a giant ferris wheel, with a certain number of weights on it and a switch at the top and the bottom. Here, I'll...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)
Replies: 131
Views: 9648

Re: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)

I have quite an array of things that bug me... -"Legit." It's "legitimate," get it right. -"Mad such-and-such." I actually used it in the context of "very" recently, and flipped out on myself. :P -Chatspeak. -Popped collars. Just no. -People who associate nega...
by Ashi
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
Replies: 67
Views: 9554

Re: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths

I think xkcd helped fuel my interest in science/math. My older brother was the one that really got me into the two and helped teach me a lot, and, subsequently, introduced me to xkcd. He's at college now; I'm still in HS. I don't think I would be quite as enthusiastic about science and math if it we...
by Ashi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146339

Re: Tea Snobbery

Mmm, tea. Coffee's good and all, but I'd prefer tea any day :D I have only a few different kinds of tea, primarily Celestial Seasonings brand, but I love them all. I drink pretty much only flavored black teas and white tea, and mostly the latter at that. I have all of my tea the same way: warm, with...
by Ashi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2377302

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm a fifteen year old female student. I'm a vegetarian, math-lover, xkcd fan, etc. I'm also obsessed with pi. I hold the record for reciting digits at my school, with 378 digits. :D

Go to advanced search