Search found 26 matches

by sk8ingdom
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 29555

Re: 1077: "Home Organization"

Get out of my head. I've moved four times in the last two years so I constantly run into the problem of too much stuff. My strategy? 1) Less clothes = less laundry. Also make sure everything matches with everything else. Three pairs of shoes max. 2) Less computers. I have too many and recently got r...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 51147

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

This new comic 1071, being named “exoplanets.png” has broken comic 786 , which was also named “exoplanets.png”. Does anyone else find it odd that the comic displaying all 786 planets broke comic 786, "Exoplanets"? Gee Willikers, spooky!!! I found this equally creepy and awesome. Do we hav...
by sk8ingdom
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 42074

Re: "Internet Arguement" Discussion

*grouse grouse* Too often in this comic, the women act as non-characters who only serve to contribute to the character development or other part of life of the men. This was why I liked Choices so much--finally, a story without men to balance all the ones without women. *grouse grouse* You seemed t...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 42074

Re: Internet Argument Discussion

Could that be the girl from the Choices' series? Perhaps in between her two instances of existence we're already aware of?
by sk8ingdom
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 199041

Re: "Purity" Discussion

mudge wrote:
sk8ingdom wrote:I wonder where computational linguistics and semiotics fall...


FUCK computational linguistics.


For one reason or another, I feel like I knew that was coming.
by sk8ingdom
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30049

Re: "SUV" Discussion

I don't mind most hybrid owners, but I HATE Prius owner. The car has become the "icon" of hybrid even though its not he cheapest, most efficient, or most environmentally friendly. It seems people who by them are looking to do more than save gas and help the environment; they want public re...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 199041

Re: "Purity" Discussion

I wonder where computational linguistics and semiotics fall...
by sk8ingdom
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31333

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

Existentialists do like their bakeries <3
by sk8ingdom
Sat May 03, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Existentialism?
Replies: 73
Views: 10396

Re: What is Existentialism?

1) Existentialism : existence precedes essence and meaning; the rejection of meaning and essence 1 dictated by higher authorities. "You're free so choose"-Satre. 2) Thought experiment: I 2 did not think of existentialism by myself. I am influenced by others, primarily early Heidegger 3 . H...
by sk8ingdom
Fri May 02, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 30877

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

Fluffy Albertsons cookies.

My sophomore year of college, I used to purposelessly loose in smash early just to make sure I got more cookies than everyone else.
by sk8ingdom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy

I assumed that most people wouldn't recognize the picture. In general, probably true; however in this community, maybe not. I assumed that the picture could possibly maybe exert a subconscious influence on posters, either to reply or to let the sort of hyper-alert self-consciousness and perfectioni...
by sk8ingdom
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy

Now, another question, how many of you replied or wrote so much because my avatar is that beautiful young woman? I am not her, unfortunately for you, and won't be impressed or more likely to let you into my pants by the size of your..........posts or brains on display here. she's from http://clickf...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Question for those familiar with vocabulary of philosophy

From what you've explained thus far, it seems to me that there are a few ways to approach your essay that shouldn't be conflated with each other unintentionally. Below I'll provide some authors and texts that might aid you in your various approaches. When diving into philosophy its important to real...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21743

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

They're missing the watermelon! BTW, the ramp is called a quarter-pipe!
by sk8ingdom
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10593

Re: Celebrating difference

For the Marxists: 1) History (defined by Marx as the battle over ideology) is over, liberal democracy and capitalism won. 2) In the new world identity has now replaced ideology. 3) Identity being fixed or mobile is inconsequential, what is important is the primacy of identity over ideology. (judithB...
by sk8ingdom
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Important things that don't actually exist
Replies: 33
Views: 4258

Re: Important things that don't actually exist

I like Plato's solution to this problem. He contends that you're not really a person until society has fully accepted you as a person. Therefore if society accepts a fertilized egg as a person, than abortion is not ethically permissible. If society only accepts (nameless object) as a person if they'...
by sk8ingdom
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10264

Re: How normal are you?

I can only extrapolate from our samle size that our population as a whole is not normal. Just look at the distribution, we're definitely skewed toward weird.
by sk8ingdom
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dear xkcd...
Replies: 17
Views: 2008

Re: Dear xkcd...

This question seems to be based in a false dichotomy between engineering and science. People need to stop thinking of the two disciplines as competing bodies of knowledge. In reality, the two have a very beneficial, symbiotic relationship. They fuel each other. Scientists produce knowledge that engi...
by sk8ingdom
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 110446

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

There are a few things I should be doing right now: 1) Controls Take Home Project 2) Estimating the storage capacity and power requirements of the SSDR buffer for my satellite. And finding the required downlink data rate with an elevation angle from the ground of 20 deg. 3) Learning how to do torsio...
by sk8ingdom
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8911

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

I believe in an EXISTENTIAL reality. That means there is no inherent meaning to existence. But that's OK, because we're capable and responsible for making up our own meaning. Additionally, my philosophy can be distilled down to a final axiom with two remarks. The axiom is: To ensure maximum well-be...
by sk8ingdom
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 119
Views: 11798

Re: Make your own funeral plans

First, I'm going to make sure someone famous shows up at my wedding, like Pauly Shore. Everyones going to be like "I didn't know he knew Pauly Shore...were they brothers, where are Kevin Kostner and Kenny G?" Then, everyone is going to think I'm in the coffin, but I wont be. Just as the pr...
by sk8ingdom
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is your (current) philosophy?
Replies: 81
Views: 8911

Re: What is your (current) philosophy?

You're free, so choose.
by sk8ingdom
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99514

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

http://www.ebfarm.com/images/Recipes/Nectarines_feature.jpg Nectarines are VASTLY superior to peaches in both texture and taste. That is unless, you're a peach fuzz kind of guy... Perhaps they are in the first quadrant outside of the viewing window of the plot. Contingent upon authors intent, I con...
by sk8ingdom
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Viewpoints
Replies: 43
Views: 6015

Re: Viewpoints

Do you believe your current viewpoint on the world is correct, or at least somewhat grounded in reality? Why are you sure? Do you have better reasons for your viewpoint than others do for theirs? Keep in mind, all those loonies\nut jobs\heretics who disagree with you are just as correct in their mi...
by sk8ingdom
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28372

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

There is an awesome Cal-Tech Mini-lecture by Michael Crichton (yea the guy who wrote Jurassic Park, who knew he graduated from Harvard and studied Biology and Public Policy) called " Aliens Cause Global Warming " which lays out a pretty harsh criticism of government / corporate funded rese...
by sk8ingdom
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411836

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey everyone, my name is Dom and I've been reading XKCD comics forever, and had never checked out the forums until a few days ago. This seems like a pretty cool community, so I decided to join. Some information is listed below. Name: Dom. Aliases: sk8ingdom, Malkovich, TheOneHandOnly, shenanigans. A...

Go to advanced search