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by Simplex
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 29506

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

a splinter group focused on loops...

... nested fractally...


ಠ_ಠ You need to lay off the LSD Randall.
by Simplex
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 55802

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

Reminds me of something i stumbled across recently...

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by Simplex
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31621

Re: 0812: Glass

Shishire wrote:
NotAllThere wrote: (where else is the speed of light slowed by the presence of a dense magical field?)


http://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?hl=en&q=vestergaard+bose+einstein+condensates+light+speed

:wink:

I blame a Wizard for those magical fields.
by Simplex
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50861

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

"That was out of line"..... *groan*

Great comic, reminds me i need to get my hands on a physical copy of flatland still.
by Simplex
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 222110

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

Wow.... just wow. Thank you Randall, that was beautiful. I also cried :(
by Simplex
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 59195

Re: "Scary" Discussion

Every August, Beloit College complies a list to create an impression of the mindset of the incoming freshman: http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2013.php Some choice entries to make a lot of you (including me) feel old: snip The wording of these statements just made me want to add "Oceana has alway...
by Simplex
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35718

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Awesome comic, love it, way to go on the paradigm shift for peoples points of perspective. I feel the ant colony as a whole would be sentient, not the individual ants. Hofstadter suggests we simply need an anteater ambassador. I really should read G.E.B again, it's been a while. Too many other non f...
by Simplex
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 26361

Re: "Lease" Discussion

"I still make lego buildings sometimes".....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/surrey/8168892.stm

50 replies, and i'm seriously the first to post this?
by Simplex
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32450

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

Anyone else notice how the two in the comic get closer and closer each panel? I imagine by the fourth or fifth, they'd be making out.


I blame gravity.

Polygamy being compared to string theory is worth all the cookies in the universe! :)
by Simplex
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30586

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

awesome comic, i want a poster, seriously. Although, the only thing that bugged me about this comic was that what they were pondering was something so trivial, throwing a Millenium Prize problem in there would have made this comic absolutely perfect. Nevertheless, love it, i'm always zoning out and ...
by Simplex
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 57328

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

awesome comic, loved it. The coloring was beautiful, and the last panel.... gave me that tri-weekly grin you keep delivering.
by Simplex
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 29227

Re: "Drama" Discussion

This is a terrific comic for a complex systems lecture. Unfortunately, it is not (even close) to being PG-13, which is about as risqué as you can go in an academic environment. One can just delete the superfluous "holy shit", but does anyone have a good suggestion for an alternative to &q...
by Simplex
Wed May 27, 2009 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21614

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

The goat represents the Phallus, and the Wolf our voracious apetite Considering that the latter eats the former when placed in the same car, this sentence had me laughing for several minutes. Oh, i am so glad someone else noticed this. I hope it was intentional on sje's part. @sje46 - never stop, p...
by Simplex
Fri May 15, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 37004

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

stick-figure cunnilingus, what more could you want?

Great comic, i think most people find themselves comparing at one point or another.

.....Let this now become a blondes vs brunette discussion?
by Simplex
Wed May 13, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43490

Re: "CNR" Discussion

I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny. What's wrong with that? Are you some kind of prude or something? What is wrong with a man and woman expressing their love for one another? Do you understand how mating works? Do you understand where babies come from? If it we...
by Simplex
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 41198

Re: "Two Mirrors"

Wow, no one has actually said "get out of my head, Randall", and it's the 2nd page of replies. My turn to pipe up and say it. I always loved playing around with mirrors like that, recently finished re-reading GEB for fun. Not much else to add, but i absolutely loved this comic, one of my f...
by Simplex
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 26297

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Qwert wrote:Win the internet: Write a haiku compliance validator that is haiku compliant.

Win the internet
A haiku validator
That's self-compliant

:wink:
by Simplex
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40832

Re: Sierpinski Valentine

That must have taken a long time to draw, i love the alternations of colour with the successive hearts, so pretty. Love you too Randall <3
by Simplex
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: One-under-perfect numbers?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: One-under-perfect numbers?

All powers of 2 satisfy this property (it's pretty easy to prove)


The binary number system stikes again :lol:

...Sorry, couldn't resist.
by Simplex
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts
Replies: 61
Views: 10064

Re: Favorite mental math tricks/shortcuts

I was playing with numbers in my head on a long train ride a few weeks ago, and came across something i felt like sharing with you. There's allot of shortcut methods already for doing multiplication / finding squares, but i figured out a nice niche one that i haven't seen posted here or anywhere els...
by Simplex
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 30040

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

The awkward zone, and the relationship, really made this one for me. Who doesn't love relevant to the real world graphs?
by Simplex
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0474: "Turn-On"
Replies: 178
Views: 35204

Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

rpresser wrote:She's pretty agressive -- I'll bet that if there were a fifth panel, she'd have lepton him.


That just made my night <3

Comic was great, noticed the mention of the quarks right away, small giggle. The immature alt-text made me laugh too, love you Randall. :)
by Simplex
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48734

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

Yeah, but then the list would need to contain the fetish for the list with the set of everything; and subsequently, it'd have to list the fetish for the list with the list with the set of everything; and I'm sure there is a problem there somewhere. Yes, the problem there is related to Supersets if ...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robot functions with biological brain
Replies: 62
Views: 5816

Re: Robot functions with biological brain

Yes, and the purpose of robots is to be slaves that don't suffer. At what point in a robot's cognitive development can it begin to suffer? We could inject our slaves with some sort of emotion numbing substance so they can wash our undies and not suffer doing it. As good an alternative as any. Right...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 80582

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

Oh, i love this thread. When i was a kid, i had a pretty cool idea that lightbulbs actually absorb darkness, which is why they appear to light up a room. I never really developed it too much though, unfortunately.
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusion using predictive text.
Replies: 25
Views: 5011

Re: Confusion using predictive text.

Ooh, homonums, I like it.

So..... who wants to hate sex?
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pre-Language thought
Replies: 69
Views: 9740

Re: Pre-Language thought

goofy wrote:Some linguistics like Stephen Pinker argue that we think in a system that is unconnected to our language. He calls it Mentalese.



the OP should read "Stuff of Thought" by Steven Pinker for a really good book on the subject.
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A small topic not undedicated to Double Negatives
Replies: 71
Views: 9350

Re: A small topic dedicated to Double Negatives

Double negatives annoy me, however one i recently noticed when in a friends car shocked me, and sent me into fits of laughter. We don't need no education. We don't need no thought control. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall. The education one is ironic enough, but not needing no thought control?...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418092

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

The humans call me Lex. I'm recently 18, and fairly weird. Being Australian helps with that. I've been a fan of the comic for over a year now, and get most of the humor, though i love reading up on the things i don't get. Thirst for knowledge, yadda yadda. In my free time I'll be wasting it by playi...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Probably far too easy for you guys, but anyway:
Replies: 12
Views: 3807

Re: Probably far too easy for you guys, but anyway:

Gotcha, took a couple of minutes, nice simple puzzle that can easily be jotted down and shown to friends for passing time. Someone spoiler antonfire's? Perhaps lack of sleep is getting to me, but the terms don't seem to describe their previous terms with any real pattern to me, i see it describi...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48734

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

talking about strange fetishes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrophilia_(paraphilia) Even stranger is knowing of the fetish already, ignoring my partial knowledge of greek (δένδρο / dendro = tree). Also, phili is love, for those curious. But how can someone be enough of a lurker to know to say GO...
by Simplex
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 48734

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

Yet another long time lurker, first time poster. Lets get the obligatory "get out of my head Randal" out of the way first; I'm in the middle of reading "A brief history of the paradox" by Roy Sorensen at the moment (good book, I do have a strange love for paradoxes though). Was r...

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