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by mwace
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: WPI attendees
Replies: 25
Views: 5206

Well, I *was* gonna show up absurdly early and then just sit around reading Speaker for the Dead until things actually started to happen - but for some absurd reason the college's library hasn't got anything but an audio book of Enders Game . =-/ Oh well, I'll still be pretty early. For people looki...
by mwace
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:50 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: WPI attendees
Replies: 25
Views: 5206

Haha, I saw the fliers too. I gave my copy to someone who hadn't seen the comic before, otherwise I'd post pic. The fliers have different comics on 'em (I had a kitten inanity one) - I'm not to sure when they started distrubting them, but haven't ran into another signs or posters yet. I'm guessing 6...
by mwace
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0281: "Online Package Tracking"
Replies: 69
Views: 28989

Haha, nice, I *just* spent my weekend doing exactly this. I bought parts for a new supersexy $800 computer from Newegg last Friday (the 15th), and needless to say I've been watching it like a hawk. Not only that, but parts shipped from Memphis, too! Did you know the newegg tracker actually gives a d...
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

"apple sets of 0". That sentence doesn't even make sense, at least IMO. Yes, part of the sentance "Apple sets of 0" doesn't make sense, *BUT* the big point I'm trying to make here is that the part of the sentance that doesn't make sense is redundant because its just a strange qu...
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

sqrt(-25) Oh. Yea, I guess thats simplified. Shoulda seen that coming. If you pick one direction, multiplication is no longer commutative It sure as hell is cumulative! I'd like you to explain a circumstance in which A sets of B isn't B sets of A. Its like the difference between a 5 by 2 block and ...
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

Gelsamel wrote:I'm pretty sure a doesn't have to be real.


... And I'd like to see you simplify or caclculate 5*i !
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

5*a What can I evaluate that as? 5a 5bananas. Edit: Similarly 0*a is 0. Nonono, in 5*a, the value of a is pertinant and must be real. But in the special case 0*a, I'm arguing that the value of a becomes completly redundant. I think this is statement is going to apply to a lot of people who try to u...
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

It's like what's 0*apple? You could argue that it's zero, but it's sort of hard to fit that into the definition... Haha, actually, I used the number 0*banana when arguing in support of my explanation of 0*∞. This is because *BIG-THESIS-MOMENT* the value of banana, apple, or infinity is redund...
by mwace
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

Infinity

I'm having trouble in math and that bastard 'infinity' is to blame. The first of its many scandelous behaviors involve the value of ∞*0. To me, multiplication between A*B means "A sets of B" , which is the same as "B sets of A" . Thus, 0*A is no sets of A and yeilds the nul...
by mwace
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191294

I Killed the Prom Queen - [ Music for the Recently Deceased #02 ] Say Goodbye


Kickass track for any of you who dig heavier stuff.
by mwace
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Disassociation
Replies: 362
Views: 47990

Hahaha, are you kidding? I don't remember who said that, some other BJJ guy was all "BJJ pracitioners are always fucking assholes, they ALWAYS have to talk about how much greater it is than any other sport" and here you go and support the stereotype Good job sir. As for it really being th...
by mwace
Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Disassociation
Replies: 362
Views: 47990

I've rolled a bit in Brazillian Ju Jitsu, and is a very unique and effective fighting style. Garunteed to win over anyone who trains in a diciplined standing style like Karate. Oh, but now I have to think of an unrelated word? Now that my mind's on ju jitsu, every word that comes to mind is inheratl...
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 'Stewardesses' is allegedly the longest English word that
Replies: 283
Views: 46107

This thread is even more inapopriate then the penises comic's thread!
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

Don't forget about ultracapictors!

Err, wait, a little research reveals this is less practical then I had invisioned.
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21866

And why does global temprature go up as pirates go down? Why does background radiation go up as CO2 levels go up? And why do spontaneous kitten deaths go up as masterbation goes up? You gotta be cautiously skeptical of everything, here. Personally, I do find the graphs pretty convincing, and I'm pre...
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

I don't think theres anything you can say that will really get to them. But rest assured, they'll realize the consiquences of their actions when their fantasy world is shattered by the self-destruction they've brought onto themselves. Haha, I'm starting to sound like a crazy person! EDIT: And yes, o...
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21866

This article is extremly misleading, but you only pay attention to quotes and statements made by scientists it puts out some interesting ideas: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wsun18.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/18/ixnewstop.html (Actually, I find it a great example o...
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21866

Whoa, whoa, whoa you guys, you're shootin at a friendly over here! I am not suggesting that global warming doesn't exist, and I'm not suggesting that we sould abstain from action until we've come to a solid scientific conclusion. These are descisive times, and to subscribe to either of those opinion...
by mwace
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

Batteries can store energy more practically then fuel cells. One major problem with fuel cells is that you'd need a fuel tank the volume of your car, and if you were to try to compress the tank to fit more fuel in a smaller volume, you wind up with a very heavy canister that just makes things way le...
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21866

Fluff, I think I'm rather well qualified to voice my feeling :) Dude... watch the movie "An Inconvenient truth". Check out the chart about halfway down this page: http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/ It describes a negative relationship between global temprature and number of pirates...
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's been that kind of week...
Replies: 22
Views: 4877

You win by skiing as far down as you can possibly get without getting eaten. Obviously.

(I must have spent hours seeing juuust how far I could get)


EDIT: There was a finish line?!?!
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

You've got a lot of ideas and you're not afraid to throw them out there. I like that. But if you could figure out a solution, then But what makes it impractical? The fact that the industry isn't built for it already? Bypassing the steps we use right now seems to be the most elegant option. Do you di...
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 124
Views: 21866

I voted "Whats global warming?". I know perfectly well much of the popular opinions about global warming. Greenhouse gases, such as CO2 or CH4 (Methane), are suspected to be responsible for global warming. A lot of people make the jump from increased CO2 levels and increascing world tempra...
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shirt Printing
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

What company have you used for printing past tshirts, and how was your experience with them?

I'd be interested in hearing your results, given I'm considering priting shirts for my own website.
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

This discussion brings up something I've been pondering, and I'm curious if anyone has any resources they could point me to so I can find an answer. In one of my biology classes, it was mentioned that as you progress up through the trophic levels (from producers to primary, secondary, tertiary and ...
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's been that kind of week...
Replies: 22
Views: 4877

If it makes you feel any better, I think you're avatar's awesome. I remember playing that game when I was ten, the skier devouring bear is absolutly great!
by mwace
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peak oil, biofuels, hydrogen and all that jazz
Replies: 82
Views: 14572

Hydrogen is a bunch of horsehshit made up by oil companies to delay the move away from petrol fuels. And its not an exothermic reaction - all it is an alternative form of energy storage that creates electricity on que; And guess what? We already have that tech. Its called a battery. Right now we cou...
by mwace
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695244

Welcome to XKCD's forums, cougar, were spambots and humans live in equality! LE4dGOLEM SAYS: " XKCD's Forums" is allowed, but "XKCD's Forum's" is...not. Preferably, it would be be "xkcd's forae", but I won't be quite that picky. VSM Says: You also spelt "where"...
by mwace
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am a happy man.
Replies: 9
Views: 3050

Man I hope my application to WPI goes through alright...

Congrats, Gelsmael!
by mwace
Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd philosophy
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

(Penis explanation I noticed somewhere that someone else said the letters look like a penis when correctly connect the dott'ed on a standard keyboard) Wow, somebody must have really had penises on their mind when they thought of that. I completly fail to see the connection. How 'bout... Xenophobes ...
by mwace
Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wierd dream thing. Does this happen to everyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

My experience with hearing things in dreams is very similear to a particular scene transition in the Matrix. Neo's in that S&M party early in the movie, talking with Trinity in a corner, and while's he's standing their just after Trinity left an alarm starts to get louder and louder until the vi...
by mwace
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very Short Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 18439

thomsedavi wrote:Television holds man. Man holds remote.


I thought that was deep.
by mwace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are the 5 comics at the bottom of the page?
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

A quick set of comics that sets the mood for the whole XKCD webcomic for anyone who's never seen XKCD strips before.
by mwace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unsolvable Math equation
Replies: 10
Views: 3957

Wait, is he trying to say that A and B are two equal integers but xA=/=xB were x approaches infinity? Does anyone know what the hell math this 'bot is talking about?
by mwace
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very Short Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 18439

Spambot attack! Quick, hide the children!

EDIT: Vraaggh! I accidently clicked the link!
by mwace
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64648

I think a consensus was already reached that Administrator activation for registration would be the best, simpliest, course of action. Though, I would suspect a few more administrators would be needed to keep things moving along...
by mwace
Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64648

Wow, I completly jinxed it...
by mwace
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64648

Could it be.... ?

They're gone!

Or are our moderators doing a uber-kickass job?
by mwace
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carpet Skates, I am so upset about this!
Replies: 31
Views: 7048

Hahaha, awesome
by mwace
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Harass the live search assistants for free
Replies: 17
Views: 4764

Oh me yarm Oh that's awesome. here's my search for camembert: [..] Seeing that conversation take place made my fucking day right there. Also, I had a very long conversation with one in which I pretended to be slowly turning into a zombie, due to a zombie wound on my left buttock from my friend Elvi...

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