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by Wiskie
Wed May 02, 2012 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 135289

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

We're all scientists here and that's what xkcd is about. ... Apparently "what xkcd is about" doesn't depend on what xkcd is, in fact, about. Ok fine, because "science" isn't one of the subjects listed. All I'm saying is, that from the perspective of an avid xkcd fan, this comic ...
by Wiskie
Wed May 02, 2012 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 135289

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Randall, stop with the political stuff. We're all scientists here and that's what xkcd is about. I see "romance" and "sarcasm" and "math" listed as topics on the main page, but I surely don't see "politics" or "philosophy" so throw that ish out the w...
by Wiskie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 7711

Re: Slang.

Drinking fountains are known as "bubblers" around here.

Is that slang? Or is it vernacular? I could never tell the difference between all those words (slang, vernacular, jargon, lingo etc.)
by Wiskie
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 749847

Re: Something on Youtube

I'm sure many of you have seen the video before (if you haven't, you'll like it). But something about this new soundtrack makes it that much better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvTe1-a6Pdo&list=FLcBkT857xdee12RrFazxx_g&index
by Wiskie
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My overachieving friend
Replies: 20
Views: 3119

Re: My overachieving friend

...he asked if the short green dude was Spock... This seems like such an egregious error that one might have expected Bob to be joking--especially if he considers himself a nerd. Star Wars has become such a pop culture icon that for Bob to be unfamiliar with one of the main characters, he would nee...
by Wiskie
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: things to do before you die
Replies: 46
Views: 8156

Re: things to do before you die

1. Own a house with an inner (interior?) courtyard. Something like this: http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/southamerica/images/popayan09.jpg 2. Visit Antarctica 3. Start and manage my own business (even if it eventually fails) 4. Scuba Dive 5. Get kicked out of someplace 6. Patent something...
by Wiskie
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I don't understand the appeal of watching sports
Replies: 49
Views: 8601

Re: I don't understand the appeal of watching sports

Conflict is always interesting to people--and thematically speaking, every sporting event is a miniature conflict nicely packaged and "Ready-2-Watch." And in the same way we can get wrapped up in the road to glory taken by our favorite historical figure or a fictional character in a story ...
by Wiskie
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589628

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

So, I finally made a new guy because my Argonian mage bored me. This guy is a Breton who bears a much greater resemblance to yours truly. Being human makes for a much more immersive style of play. And, since I have very limited knowledge with regards to Elder Scrolls lore, it's helped me to think of...
by Wiskie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 114
Views: 157935

Re: New to Coding

Ah, many thanks to you both! Python it is.

Now, if only I could find time to get started during the school year...
by Wiskie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589628

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

SecondTalon is correct:
Spoiler:
I just got back from Mzulft.

I'm hoping it will just magically start working after a certain amount of game-time. That's worked in the past.
by Wiskie
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 114
Views: 157935

Re: New to Coding

I really hope someone stumbles upon this since it looks as though the last post was from quite a while ago... Let's say I'm looking to learn programming in general, but my first long-term goal is learning how to make simple, side-scroller, flash-style games not unlike those you could find pretty muc...
by Wiskie
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589628

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

on the guild: 2. I can't get Savos Aren to bring down the elven fellow's magic whirlwind wall in the Hall of the Elements to complete one of the Mage College quests. He doesnt bring it down. If you are talking about the initial forcefield into the hall, you have to help. After the explosion...
by Wiskie
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New York, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3979

Re: New York, New York

Having been to Chicago enough to consider it one of my numerous hometowns, I would far and away go with the bean or simply Millennium Park in general. The reason why this is easy isn't because there's a dearth of things to do in Chicago (I mean, you might say, "a bean, seriously!?") but be...
by Wiskie
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589628

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

As beautiful as Skyrim's environment is, I feel like this "breadth before depth" approach was the wrong way to play. I mean, I'm level 17 with about 10-15 hours of playtime and I've been to everywhere but Markarth and the surrounding area. Now, whenever I begin a quest (I've only done a h...
by Wiskie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 796132

Re: What were your dreams last night?

During finals week I was under a great deal of stress, and so I dreamt that I was in a haunted halfway house that was 90 stories above ground and situated at the top of a parking ramp. It also just so happened to be filled with all varieties of thieves, punks and gangsters, circus people, Southeast ...
by Wiskie
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 589628

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

I began my Skyrim experience by choosing a direction and walking straight until I couldn't go any further. After that, I chose a new direction and started walking--discovering all the dungeons and forts along the way. As beautiful as Skyrim's environment is, I feel like this "breadth before dep...
by Wiskie
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418184

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello all, I'm a longtime lurker and fan of xkcd. This is my go-to site for seeing smart people discuss science or other various topics. I have yet to see a legitimately stupid post on this site (oh geez, I hope I'm not the first one...). I am a bioengineering major at [guess where] and my hobbies i...

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