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by dataxpress
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19059

Re: 1100:" Vows"

I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk.
by dataxpress
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 29704

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Yeah, but what if they broke in with the intention of stealing your one nice pair of shoes?
by dataxpress
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 28968

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

Yeah but he can't possibly *DO* anything with all the stuff there, except maybe get hurt by it or drown trying to do anything useful with it.
by dataxpress
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0711: "Seismograph"
Replies: 83
Views: 19225

Re: "Seismograph" Discussion

protip isn't in wiktionary or merriam-webster. I see no reason for it to be one word. It's a tip from a pro. According to normal english rules, it would be written as two words. Language is defined by those who use it, not by silly books. "Blog" is in the dictionary now. To say "prot...
by dataxpress
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 101631

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

deyat wrote:I find it odd that science-minded people all seem to be unaware of the that/which distinction - even those with otherwise excellent grammar.


You know the rule.
by dataxpress
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 101631

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

Now that you guys have solved this problem to death, I pose this challenge to you: Create a string in this format: "The MD5 of this string is c738b1ee48bf98a972810f15f78274e5" Obviously, replacing the md5 above with the actual md5 of the whole string, including its md5... This is like the ...
by dataxpress
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 46956

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

Randall probably forgot that even if you F your way past this yeti, another will get you. Another always will get you.



There's always a yeti, in the end.
by dataxpress
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

nbonaparte1 wrote:I'm guessing that if you have metal on something significantly higher altitude than the rest of the ground, you have a great chance of it getting hit.



"Significantly" is 100ft? 500ft?
by dataxpress
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

I figure I can reasonably tie together up to ten or fifteen balloons on the ground, then release it about fifty feet from the bucket and run. Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Danger! You should assume a worst case of when the lightning strike occurs. Let's say you get a whole 5s of time before the se...
by dataxpress
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

It's lighter per pound of breaking strength, but if you're just using party balloons, you're probably best off using string and prayer. First attempts will be using string and prayer (to the FSM of course; or more accurately for the context, Zeus). Are party balloons lift-powered enough to carry a ...
by dataxpress
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

Ps, my new plan is: helium noob balloons, with kite string (or copper wire if that doesn't work) leading to a bucket of sand, on the mountain. I'd go with steel. At the voltages we're talking about, the difference in resistance between copper and steel is irrelevant, and steel is stronger and cheap...
by dataxpress
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

You're in the desert. There's sand everyfuckingwhere . You just need to figure out where lightning hit, and not worry about the complicated setup. Nature took care of that for you. Think triangulation, not balloons. Take a shovel. I like your thinking, but: http://www.mouse-house-tour.com/tourImg/6...
by dataxpress
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

- Any special sand? I live in Arizona. Sand is fairly easy to find. I second this question. Most of the artificial fulgurites I have seen are quite ugly. Is there a special sand to get in order to make clear glass ? Or at least white glass ? I'd like to know. Clear, white, purple are all colors I'd...
by dataxpress
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

Anyway, what is a jeweler going to do? Most of these things I've seen have looked butt ugly, so is a jewler go Yeah, essentially. Grind it into a nice shape, mount it in gold and silver, and put it on a nice chain. My girlfriend doesn't like super flashy jewellery anyway so if it comes out as a dul...
by dataxpress
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

You can also try maybe using lightweight wire to guide the lightning through the sand in a certain pattern. I'm not sure if the fulgurite would form tho, but may the wire would vaporize... Can you "guide" lightning? I figured that once the lightning was in the bucket, you didn't really ha...
by dataxpress
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0260: "The Glass Necklace"
Replies: 179
Views: 77933

Re: "The Glass Necklace" Discussion

I don't like to cross post, but seeing as it's extremely relevant, I wrote up a big post in "the other thread" about this: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=1689154#p1689154 ^- The thread contains some interesting information on how to do this, though much of it echos what was said he...
by dataxpress
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

Okay guys, a new challenger appears. .... Okay. Here's my plan. Still some questions though. There's a "mountain" here near a lake ("A Mountain" for ASU-ers) and while it's not huge it's the tallest thing in the area. It has some guarded radio towers and what not on top, but I d...
by dataxpress
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 15605

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

Okay guys, a new challenger appears. My girlfriend comes back from France next week. I am extremely interested in making this project for her, and I've had some stormy weather recently, but I do not know that much about calling lightning. Information you need: - I'm in Tempe, AZ. - I'm a student (so...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23420

Re: "Couple" discussion

Silver2Falcon wrote:I lol'd.

I think the easiest way for me to describe what I take "it's complicated" to mean is that the relationship isn't clearly defined.


edit: i was mean.
by dataxpress
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

I'm wondering what the general age of the people posting about their LDRs is. It seems to be a younger demographic than I expected.
by dataxpress
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

The problem in this thread is people comparing LDR's with local relationships. It's not quite apples to oranges-- more like granny smiths and red deliciouses.

I was going to do a point by point comparison of the two, but, as it stands, i have a semester of english homework to do by.... tonight
by dataxpress
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352763

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Clearly an inferior model. A worthy calculator (with a similar malfunction) would have thought that 9 8 x = 96. You're one of those motherfuckers who thinks that LinkedLists or Stacks are better to use than ArrayLists. You can stop writing machine code now =P Meant you to say Forth. Damn, english a...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352763

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

thoughtfully wrote:Clearly an inferior model. A worthy calculator (with a similar malfunction) would have thought that 9 8 x = 96.


You're one of those motherfuckers who thinks that LinkedLists or Stacks are better to use than ArrayLists.

You can stop writing machine code now =P
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

It's goth metal man. There needs to be at least one reference to that kinda stuff hidden in amongst the awesome. was trying to avoid using the e-word, which is more what it is. goth metal would be... if it were a volcano that lead directly to Satan? (you crazy goths-- this is a bit of a joke) Also,...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Come on, you're telling me 12312007 makes sense? Because we always wright things in completely random order of magnitude! It's like writing 100 + 20 + 5 as 152. Silly people. That sounds totally flamy, sorry. Totally tongue in cheek. do you list your height as 0"6'? erm, i guess you'd use mete...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Try UK English rather than American English - I think you might like it... :) [...] Also our spelling is better. ;) For example, I can hear the "u" in "colour", if it is pronounced correctly. -- Pete. do i just... do i just... put <!DOCTYPE DOC PUBLIC "-//EN-UK" "...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

<WARNING: I segfaulted and puked up this post. It's incoherent, all over the place, dubiously related to the thread, and very very personal> You know, I think it's a lot worse for those of us with the means and will to do the 2AM blitz. [...] This comic has changed my life... Everything's still exa...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

I am neither in a long-distance relationship (or any for that matter) or a big fan of IM, so I didn't find this comic up to the usual XKCD quality. That and the title-text was a bit too similar to other comics. That is because you have nobody to IM or nobody to be in a relationship with. Don't both...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Well, the comics like angular momentum and light have a wider reach and I appreciated them because of their lack of specificity. Here if you don't have such experience it's harder to really appreciate it, sort of like how all the non-programmers don't get the humor in a lot of programming-related j...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

I am neither in a long-distance relationship (or any for that matter) or a big fan of IM, so I didn't find this comic up to the usual XKCD quality. That and the title-text was a bit too similar to other comics. That is because you have nobody to IM or nobody to be in a relationship with. Don't both...
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

goldsaturn wrote:So I guess the guy wants to send this even though he can't? Otherwise I'm kinda confused.


he's typing *hug* while wishing he didn't have to settle for just that.
by dataxpress
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 31590

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Cross country trips are always so difficult though. And for those of us that don't live in the states that are three feet apart, it's harder then it sounds.

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