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by marketdoctor
Fri May 11, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 26748

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

Bacon *can* prove Fermat's Last Theorem: 1. Eat lots of bacon. 2. Share your bacon, and otherwise lead a good life. (If Andrew Wiles likes bacon, you might be able to save a few steps here.) 3. Befriend people who know CPR (VERY important step.) 4. When you've eaten enough bacon, eventually you will...
by marketdoctor
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38841

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

If it helps, "Sexy and I know it" (the referenced LMFAO song) is basically a total spoof of the modern music scene. It's bad on purpose. I always thought LMFAO was self-parody; kind of like the 1960's Batman or (sometimes) Ke$ha. That helps me get out of bed in the morning. It's even bett...
by marketdoctor
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69275

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

Early in the morning (when you're probably still half-asleep), accidentally making a bowl of corn flakes and orange juice is distinctly undelicious. If it's early enough, this can happen even if the products are very clearly labeled. :-S. I'd say "don't knock it until you try it", but you...
by marketdoctor
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67167

Re: "Porn For Women" Discussion

If anyone saw last night's "30 Rock" (airdate March 18 2010), they used the same premise with a different outcome. I'll spoiler it in case you haven't seen it: Near the end of the episode, Jack comes up with an idea for a new porn channel, (also called) Porn for Women, where handso...
by marketdoctor
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 70952

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

Collatz conjecture. I realized I *almost* had a proof down cold, but all I could come up with was a proof of your existence in a higher power. (If you want to make it interesting, pull out a ten-pound note with Charles Darwin's picture on it...or if you don't have access to British currency, someone...
by marketdoctor
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 34982

Re: "Children's Fantasy" Discussion

I like the way this was handled in the "Normal Again" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer --where there was an ongoing debate about which world was real. Also, another reason C.S. Lewis and Tolkien were similar: they were friends, and almost certainly traded ideas. Though I'd like to imagi...
by marketdoctor
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?
Replies: 81
Views: 6414

Re: Bullet Trains: Can the US Pull it Off?

First, thanks for an interesting discussion everyone... Second, is anyone seriously proposing a high-speed rail corridor that goes along the eastern seaboard, then STOPS IN JACKSONVILLE before getting picked up in Orlando? (For Europeans, that'd be roughly like building the Chunnel, but saying "...
by marketdoctor
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15560

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Somewhat off-topic, but it's related to DRM and Guitar Hero. If I own a video game, do I own the use of music in the game? For example, sometimes games have good soundtracks and I go and find the files (whether they're just sitting there in some folders or require the extracting of some zip-style p...
by marketdoctor
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 52010

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

I'd have set it up somewhere where you could get revenue for any banner ads that appear (paid by the appearance, NOT the click-through.) If you time it right, you could get more than your million back...wait, that was his plan all along, wasn't it?
by marketdoctor
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0497: "Secretary: Part 4"
Replies: 149
Views: 23978

Re: "Secretary: Part 4" Discussion

The only thing I loved not already mentioned was that Cory Doctrow's balloon basket weapons system was an upside-down Dalek. Maybe they're over Utah...

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