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by Ansible
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0519: "11th Grade"
Replies: 204
Views: 45910

Re: "11th Grade" Discussion

Ha, I just finished my 11th grade fall exams. Get out of my head!
by Ansible
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Themed Parties
Replies: 64
Views: 4947

Re: Themed Parties

I'd like to go to a Portal themed party sometime, or maybe even host one myself. There would be plenty of cake, of course, and hopefully the companion cube would be able to make it this time.
by Ansible
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0455: "Hats"
Replies: 163
Views: 43741

Re: "Hats" discussion

I don't know if I can trust a man with two hats.
by Ansible
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pixel size orders of magnitude
Replies: 23
Views: 2920

Re: Pixel size orders of magnitude

Cool scale comparisons. I tend to just disregard pixel amounts and look for a similar measurement given as a resolution.
by Ansible
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33864

Re: This blows my mind!

I don't remember which way the figure spun when I first saw this, but now I can easily change the direction at will. Procedure: unfocus eyes, mentally spin the figure in the direction you want, and refocus on the image with that in mind. That seems to work for me at least. After seeing this thread, ...
by Ansible
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What colour do you prefer to write in?
Replies: 39
Views: 3953

Re: What colour do you prefer to write in?

I only have black pens around, but I tend to like dark blue ink better.

For super secret messages, invisible pink is my color of choice.
by Ansible
Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Independence Day (US)
Replies: 48
Views: 4264

Re: Independence Day (US)

I just returned from watching four firework shows at once, although none of them were particularly close up.
by Ansible
Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 249898

Re: Final Fantasy series.... favorites?

My favorite is FF III for the music, story, and pretty much everything else. It's really FF VI, but my SNES cartridge says III, so that's what I tend to go with. I also liked FF IX. It had good music and the cinematic scenes were interesting, but the story wasn't as great. FF II also had its moments...
by Ansible
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "UFO" Confirmed By Police
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: "UFO" Confirmed By Police

This article is just begging for a "that's no moon" joke.
by Ansible
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Where can I get a slide rule?
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Where can I get a slide rule?

I third searching around eBay if you don't need anything really fancy. I bought a Pickett Microline 120 for about $8.

You know your calculator is awesome (or old) when it reads with sig figs.
by Ansible
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0445: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs"
Replies: 132
Views: 41730

Re: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs" discussion

Try reading the comic from every possible direction for extra laughs. Also, the IRC room has made me aware of gray dots in between the comic squares. Now I can't stop seeing them. is it just my stupid computer, or is the thread up before the comic? I think there was a good three minutes before the a...
by Ansible
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 57119

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Random832 wrote:
Ansible wrote:Cleaned up the raptor sign.


What are you talking about? That's clearly a "no black hat man" sign

Blast! Those humans have fooled me yet again.
by Ansible
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 57119

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Cleaned up the raptor sign.
by Ansible
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198430

Re: Firefly

Yeah, and you never see them reloading either. It's intentionally vague. People get gunshot wounds, so presumably, theres some kind of projectile... Sometimes it's easier just to drop and pick up the next biggest gun. Which, frankly, brings up another point... what the hell are they shooting? They ...
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23751
Views: 1909596

Re: Guess the next poster (thanks a lot, Rodan...[/sarcasm])

Felltir?
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Program used in making the comic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

Re: Program used in making the comic?

SecondTalon wrote:
mrcheesypants wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:Impossible. Were this the case, 95% of his comics would involve pornography.

How many of his comics contain clothed people?


.... I'll never look at Richard Stallman the same way.


Same here. Richard Stallman with katanas just became more awesome.
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 88626

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I think Dvorak would be nice if it were the first keyboard setup I learned, but now I'm probably better off sticking with QWERTY.
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 13201

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

Reverse gravity.
Reverse time.
Think with portals.
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making
Replies: 103
Views: 18522

Re: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making

Bananas with honey and maybe some nuts for crunchiness. I haven't tried adding peanut butter, but it's pretty tasty already.
by Ansible
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favourite Voice Actors?
Replies: 46
Views: 4711

Re: Favourite Voice Actors?

GLaDOS in Portal is definitely a favorite for the wide ranging emotion, from cold and digital to nearly human and still alive. Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said "goodbye" and you were like "NO WAY!" and then I was all "we pretended we were g...
by Ansible
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775946

Re: Today You Learned

I learned how to drive on the highway. Compared with my average speed throughout the day, that's like breaking the sound barrier.
by Ansible
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 57119

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Just spent some ink blacking out defaced areas below. I didn't it to go to waste if my IP changed.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89562

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Oosaji wrote:I was just died for the millionth time in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within just before coming here and was very frustrated (dang exploding dogs), but this cheered me up right away. xD Is there any where to download the song? xDD


You can download it here.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"
Replies: 88
Views: 70589

Re: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"

I had a similar test in middle school. At the end of a small instructional paragraph it said, "the answer is A for all of the even questions and B for all of the odds." I counted around 7 out of 25 students who caught this and finished early.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: In 5 years what will you be driving?
Replies: 32
Views: 3399

Re: In 5 years what will you be driving?

I'm thinking a combination of public transportation, walking, biking, and possibly a moped. First thing though, I need to move away from Dallas and into a more compact city. It's pretty hard to bike to everywhere you need here, and good luck trying to do the same by walking. Ideally, we all roll aro...
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Remembering names
Replies: 18
Views: 1463

Re: Remembering names

It'd be nice if people walked around with their names floating above their heads. But for the most part, it's not remembering names that I have problems with, it's linking names with faces. I can usually think, "that guy who looks like x said y to me yesterday, and his name is z ," but I f...
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pressure vs. Temperature in a Thermos
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Pressure vs. Temperature in a Thermos

shazamphoenix wrote:I've also learned that in high pressure situations with a fixed volume, temperature also goes up.


This is true for gases, but it generally doesn't apply to liquids.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11313

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

There aren't any endings for making plural nouns in Mandarin. It's not really a hindrance, but it bugs me when I think about it.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89562

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

hideki101 wrote:
Ansible wrote:
hideki101 wrote:Panel 16:Damn. can't figure this one out.


I think it's http://xkcd.com/135/.

I thought that too, but the teacher has hair in the new version. "Mr. Munroe" doesn't.


Yeah, that's true. Maybe it's from another universe.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89562

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

hideki101 wrote:Panel 16:Damn. can't figure this one out.


I think it's http://xkcd.com/135/.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89562

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

The world is amazing!

And speaking of Discovery, I still need to watch the When We Left Earth series.
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving.
Replies: 261
Views: 27360

Re: Shaving.

I've been shaving with the same disposable razor for about a year now. There used to be some random shaving cream that I used, but after that ran out, I just stuck with generic soap because I find it works just as well. The main thing is softening up your hair with water first and having a small str...
by Ansible
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 57119

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

ArchangelShrike wrote:Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of the former art around the logo has been overtaken by the Darkness/black?


Yeah, that void is expanding. It's really noticeable from no zoom now.
by Ansible
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 57119

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

M.qrius wrote:.com outline is done


Nice work! I filled out the "o" a bit, but sadly, I'm out of ink now.

Edit: Whoa, that "m" is getting bleached!
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3087385

Re: Back to post yo' face

that IS the best shirt ever! I've actually been meaning to buy it for some time. I stole mine off eBay . @Ansible: here you go, have an avatar! http://i29.tinypic.com/iml0rs.jpg Yeah, as LE4dGOLEM said, kind of big, but thanks for the effort. Edit: Shoop ker-zlip (Batman onomatopoeia for scaling), ...
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want a Shirt that says....
Replies: 76
Views: 7154

Re: I want a Shirt that says....

I want this! http://www.snorgtees.com/ourpowerscombined-p-513.html you gotta love venomous mammals. Wait, whoa . Platypus (platypi?) are venomous? Those things keep getting stranger. Wikipedia: "... the venom is not lethal to humans, but is so excruciating that the victim may be incapacitated....
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3087385

Re: Back to post yo' face

liza wrote:Agreed! That second photo is excellent in multiple ways.


Thanks. I'm still not sure if I'm staring hat guy down or if he's staring me up.
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want a Shirt that says....
Replies: 76
Views: 7154

Re: I want a Shirt that says....

I want a shirt that says "Carpe Diem!" I have one, but it's getting real small, and I got it at a second hand store. So it's unlikely I'll find one again. My Latin teacher told us that the original intent of "carpe diem" was more to choose or plan the day, and that "rape di...
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We cure depression
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: ITT: We cure depression



I've seen that video before, but it still manages to make my day better.
by Ansible
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Water ice on mars
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Water ice on mars

according to wikipedia the max surface temp on mars is -5C wouldn't that make it colder at the polar caps. So how exactly did this 'water' they observed manage to evaporate at these temps? Keep in mind that Mars has an atmospheric pressure that's a lot lower than Earth's. A Google search showed tha...

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