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by Cousj001
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"
Replies: 36
Views: 8359

Re: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"

cellocgw wrote:So if the Schwarzchild's cat just fades from view, how do you tell it from a Cheshire's cat?


There no longer is a Chershire cat. They changed the county boundaries, so now it is the Unitary Authority of Warrington cat. Or UAoW Cat for short.
by Cousj001
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 16714

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

This takes me back to 9th grade Geometry. I was definitely the kid saying "I knew that when I was 6. What's the point of proving it?" Now I get the point about hard proofs of simple things, but I wish it could have been explained back then. Instead, I came out thinking "I love math, ...
by Cousj001
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 8124

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

zjxs wrote:I understand everything on here except for whales and astronomers. How do they emit luminosity?

gmalivuk wrote:body heat

Sableagle wrote:Also bioluminescent plankton and smartphones.


Drat, I see my idea of making a fortune by selling smartphones to whales has already been though of.
by Cousj001
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 17494

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

Actually #18 isn't that much, as of 2011 it only consisted of 5753 individuals according to http://www.wargs.com/essays/succession/2011.html . The line of succession is limited to non-Catholic descendants of Electress Sophia of Hannover. If this line ever dies out, its not clear what would happen th...
by Cousj001
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1597: "Git"
Replies: 51
Views: 14323

Re: 1597: "Git"

This is probably one of my all-time favourites. So, so true. I am sure there is a simple way of dealing with merge conflicts that I don't know. I just commit; push and pull to Github; and occasionally create branches. Doing anything else... $ man git $ man man $ man git $ git -i -b sommat helpme @aa...
by Cousj001
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 28816

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

Accident and Emergency is the British equivalent of the Emergency Room. To us, ER refers to the Queen. As in 'ER Majesty ? As in " Elizabeth Regina ". Actually, ER refers to Elizabeth I; By the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.. Our present mo...
by Cousj001
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23578

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

The long name of the UK is just the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island. HM The Queens full title is however By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith...
by Cousj001
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Meanwhile, Madura had sent up a spaceship to found a colony on Mars. However, with only a population of 38 men and 12 women and no way to get more resources from Earth, they will all die out within a couple of generations.
by Cousj001
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 18922

Re: 1287: "Puzzle"

Mikeski wrote:But that's playing small ball; it won't get either of them closer to Mornington Crescent.


Elephant & Castle

Steal a four of bamboo to get a pong.
by Cousj001
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 38635

1282: "Monty Hall"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/monty_hall.png "A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the car." Had to look online to find the what it was referring to. Once I understood the reference though, it did make me smile. I can think of plenty of people (me included) who wo...
by Cousj001
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1196095

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for falling for the gambit.
by Cousj001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1196095

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for being an evil genius.
by Cousj001
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1196095

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for being a necromancer.
by Cousj001
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode III: Infiltration]

Urg follow. Urg go.

Start off north.
by Cousj001
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 40497

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

For me, [initial][surname] is unique. I have an extremely rare surname, with currently five people with it in the world, and I am the only male heir. If I have no children, my surname will no longer exist. So I don't get any emails for random other people.
by Cousj001
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode III: Infiltration]

"Urg follow. Urg give hair. Urg want shiny."

Give hair to Matrelius.

((Matrelius, you may not want to ask where the hair was from.))
by Cousj001
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode III: Infiltration]

Strength: 50
Agility: 20->22
Mind: 5->6
Communication: 4
Magic: 1
Luck: 20->22

((Sorry for not being very active,I'll try to post more often from now on.))
by Cousj001
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode III: Infiltration]

Urg hear. Heard horse. Horse taste good. People good too. Maybe have some shiny?

Head north, towards the stables.
by Cousj001
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Urg eat meat. Meat good. Urg full. Urg leave.

Leave the alley.

((Meat is a staple part of Urg's diet, of pretty much any species. He's not a cannibal though - he won't eat troll.))
by Cousj001
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: An Adventurer Is You - Game Over!
Replies: 161
Views: 32903

Re: An Adventurer Is You

> Join

>Look around
by Cousj001
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Urg hungry. Urg eat.

Eat one of the poeple just killed.
by Cousj001
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Urg want shiny. Food got shiny?

Search for items on the two attackers. If they resist, hit them again.
by Cousj001
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Man dead. Woman fight. Kill woman.

Attack woman.
by Cousj001
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura has advanced scientifically over the last 20 years. Maduran in east Asia has grown, with the addition of the provinces of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong. There is also now a large number of Madurans living all round the Guld of California, although only the ones living in Baja California are o...
by Cousj001
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Urg not like pointy things. Urg angry. Urg fight. Urg go for big man.

Attack the man.
by Cousj001
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

Urg see man take woman. Maybe woman food? Urg hungry.

Go to alley and look in.
by Cousj001
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

I'm back and interested in continuing. Things have changed a bit since last time I was here though so...

Look around.
by Cousj001
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Sorry, didn’t realise there was a Nordlandic presence in Kamchatka, In that case, there never was a colony there.
by Cousj001
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation]

I'm not sure what Urg's doing, as he's just part of the mob at the moment, and is just following them, not being clever enough to take initiative and direct the mob like Matrelius was doing.

Also I'm going to be away for the next 10 days so don't expect any more posts from me for a while.
by Cousj001
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura purely has interests in the peoples of the Pacific. Madura refuses to recognise the Nordlandia's claims of such a vast area, and questions whether this is in the best interests of the Tlingit People and the Coast Salish. Madura undertakes a trade treaty with the Oowekeeno. Madura will protect...
by Cousj001
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura is wary of the aggressive moves by Nordlandia. To counter it Madura sets up a naval base on Near Island (southern edge of the Bering Sea). To keep an eye on Antarctica Madura also sets up a naval base on the Galapagos Islands. Madura also proposes a full alliance with the Jolly Roger Federati...
by Cousj001
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation] - Combat Mode!

Regarding the words earlier, yes, Urg did say that to the townspeople.
by Cousj001
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation] - Combat Mode!

Urg angry. No food here. Follow mob. Urg hear speech. Urg not like speech. Urg think. "If fight problem, kill problem. If kill problem, eat problem. If eat problem, no problem."
by Cousj001
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura is now mostly recovered from the quake. Madura's colony of Anyar Timor expands to cover some more of the surrounding area. As part of that, Madura claims Anyar Timor Island ((Vancouver Island)). Baja California is having a problem with drugs, which are moving across the Bay of California. Thi...
by Cousj001
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok RPG - Game Over
Replies: 780
Views: 147434

Re: Tel Balok RPG [Episode II: Orientation] - Combat Mode!

Urg not eat children. No meat. Children grow big. Then meat.

Follow crowd into bakery, looking for children.
by Cousj001
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2479484

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted...but they are decorations like this . After they put themselves up, they start destroying London, and then move onto the rest of the world. Thanks for allowing the Racnoss to conquer the world! I wish I had a pipe organ with three manuals covering a range of 6 octaves, each with 10 differen...
by Cousj001
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura is working to repair the damage of the Kauruang Earthquake.

Madura starts turning more of its intelligence efforts towards Antarctica, due to Antarctica claimed large amounts of lands north of the 35th parallel.

Madura will not claim any lands east of the Rocky Mountains/ Mackenzie Mountains.
by Cousj001
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura is willing to sell a limited amount of nuclear waste. Antarctica is cordially accepted into the TPP. This means that the tsunami warning system can now expanded to cover South America. ((Other players are welcome to put in natural disasters as they wish, I'm only bothering with ones that occu...
by Cousj001
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Nation
Replies: 221
Views: 57862

Re: Create Your Own Nation

Madura has now complete control of Australia, which is now several districts. Its colony in Baja California is flourishing and has expanded to cover the entire peninsula. Contact has been made with an indigenous population in Australia, although they have very limited technology. They are generally ...

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