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by Trickster
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 19786

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

I just had an incredibly detailed dream where I was flying over this map and could see all the cracks between the states where they didn't match up perfectly.

That is all.
by Trickster
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 13474

Re: 1590: "The Source"

nigenet wrote:
Trickster wrote:Also:

I don't get it.</catchlights>


Sorry, it's a reference to XKCD 1134: Logic Boat :-)


No, I meant I don't get today's comic.

I'm guessing it's the "Cow Tools" of XKCD?
by Trickster
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 13474

Re: 1590: "The Source"

Also:

I don't get it.</catchlights>
by Trickster
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 13474

Re: 1590: "The Source"

nigenet wrote:Next frame, the wolf we keep in the cellar switches the high-pitch hum generator back on.
Title text: "... and why have we still got a wolf?" :-)

Hay! :V
by Trickster
Fri May 08, 2015 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What If? Timeline Riddle
Replies: 3
Views: 3671

Re: What If? Timeline Riddle

Pfft! That is an obvious coincidence. :roll:

seriously somepony go geocache Africa already
by Trickster
Fri May 08, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What If? Timeline Riddle
Replies: 3
Views: 3671

What If? Timeline Riddle

That "next post" time for What If? ( July 14th, 2015 at 7:49:59 AM EDT ) is obviously a reference to something . Just to be on the safe side, do we have any geeks in the Ivory Coast who can check here? https://www.google.com/maps/place/7%C2%B014'15.0%22N+7%C2%B049'59.0%22W/@6.5587315,-6.96...
by Trickster
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1461: "Payloads"
Replies: 64
Views: 17693

Re: 1461: "Payloads"

I can't believe nobody is asking this. How many dogs are in one horse? It's at least eight dogs.

(Also, how'd they get in there? Not to mention, when did dogs and horses become so perverted?)
by Trickster
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 22008

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

I just wanted to warn you all that I am the God-Empress.

Kinda surprised I make it to 2040, but nice to know.

Also I'm pretty sure if you try to imitate amplexus, you can in fact end up with pregnancy. Nature finds a way. --the late Jeff Goldblum
by Trickster
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"
Replies: 74
Views: 20725

Re: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"

I'm no physicist, but wouldn't space's curvature mean that if you pointed it forward, eventually the laser beam would hit you in the back of the head? Assuming you stood there for the billions of years it took for that to happen. This is a great question! Given that all evidence suggests the univer...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"
Replies: 74
Views: 20725

Re: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"

If the circumference of a circle is 2 pi r, and a circle has a circumference of 2 pi radians, then we can think of the radius of a circle as "1 radian", which is about 57 degrees. Plug the radius of 57 degrees into the formula for surface area of a sphere, 4 pi r^2, and you get a bit over...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"
Replies: 74
Views: 20725

Re: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"

"Neptune would be the [hardest] to hit, followed by Uranus and Mercury. Pluto would be the hardest, but it might be worth it." Precede the word "Pluto" by "If Pluto were a planet, then ". Or, alternately, change the second "hardest" to "even harder"...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 99988

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Haha, checks. I find it amusing how most Americans have no clue how backwards their banking system is that so many people have to use checks. Here you can't even *get* checks. I mean, what a stupid concept, a non-verifiable piece of paper that the user can write for an arbitrary sum? Can you say &q...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 99988

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

I think it might actually be Sn? There's mention of that in the Wikipedia article on the Busy Beaver problem - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busy_beaver Yeah, I was thinking busy beaver, but I haven't seen it written with the script n before... but it must be. It makes too much sense--er, as much as...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:44 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 99988

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

I am prety sure that that check/cheque is more expensive than the number of plank lengths in the universe. That assumes that any bank would accept that check/cheque. That's actually not as useful an estimate as it seems, given that 10^200 is trillions and trillions of times larger than the number o...
by Trickster
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:15 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 99988

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Is the large number including the Knuth (I just love saying "canoeth"!) notation something specific, or just a general "this is a funny-looking big thing"?
by Trickster
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0103: "Vanishing Water"
Replies: 86
Views: 21440

Re: What-If 0103: "Vanishing Water"

Can someone explain "that kid in the Zephyr"? I can only find one matching relevance online and it doesn't make a lot of sense from the Bayesian perspective (it isn't enough to have generated that quote from Randall).
by Trickster
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Y'all do read the superior science comic, SMBC, right? You mean the Batman comic? ;) Seriously though, as I recall I made a single post there and they immediately banned me for being furry and trans. Or something like that. I might have also been an asshole just a little, I don't really remember mu...
by Trickster
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

wat

I come back here and people are still stupid. Did the comic not fix anything?
by Trickster
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "Stupid People are Stupid"

SecondTalon wrote:watch as I rage against the machine

dude you are the machine that doesn't count :V

SecondTalon wrote:And Mark McKinney was Chicken Lady.

Yes, but Kevin looks a lot more like a chicken without any makeup...
by Trickster
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "Stupid People are Stupid"

I know it's not what you meant, but somehow I can't shake the suspicion that you are, in fact, not a woman at all but a gigantic chicken who can lay eggs. I'd insert an image of Chicken Boo here but I'm fairly certain it would break forum rules (or at least decorum--nobody here posts ponies jegus w...
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "Stupid People are Stupid"

rmsgrey wrote:So the solution to cloning not working is... more cloning?

As an engineer, I don't see why that approach might be questionable.
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "Stupid People are Stupid"

If direct cloning doesn't work out and you happen to be a fertile woman, you could try making a clone of yourself (with a few knockouts to cause sperm-like imprinting in her oocytes ) and reproducing with your clone. Well, I am fertile and a woman, but I make sperm rather than eggs (er, the human k...
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"
Replies: 51
Views: 20632

What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"

Keyboard Power

Curiously not explored: the amount of brain energy needed to write the novel. I'd guess it has to be much larger than the keypress effects.
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

"That guy clearly cares enough about this subject to get a bit upset about it..." While it may be true for you, I'm not certain the correlation between "care about" and "upset about" is in general as strong as you suggest. (also it's not clear to me who that guy was tr...
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Not everyone can be a coyote. Yeah, I get that a lot. I'm actually a wolf, but the name pretty much seals it for most. :P I haven't seen anyone say "Intelligence does indeed follow a normal distribution, here is the citation." Although I may have missed the link because I'm only skimming....
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "Stupid People are Stupid"

...the word "average" is being used more colloquially, in reference to something more akin to the mode (there, are you happy?) of people's interactions with others. Given that there aren't distinct intellect "classes" of people, you might mean median? But then again, psychologic...
by Trickster
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45612

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

"smart as me"

"smart as I"

It's I! For the love of god, I!!! Why are people so stup--

...wait.
by Trickster
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 84892

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Wxaxixt. xWxhy xixs exveryone taxlkxixng xixn a Jamaxican acxcxent?

Dxid xIx mixss xaxn ixnsxide joxke somxewhexre???

Somxeboxdy pleaxse exxplaixn txo mxe hoxw txo gext thxe coxol accxent! Plxease? :(
by Trickster
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 84892

Re: 1350: Lorenz

xTxhxixs xixs xtxhxe oddest xWxhxaxt xIxf? xso xfar! xIxt's xeven xin xtxhxe xwrong xtxhread xsection.
by Trickster
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 24758

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

OH FOR LUNA'S SAKE PEOPLE The piece of paper is a TEST . The distribution is "taking a test". It gets the answers wrong so Cueball grabs another (albeit fictional) distribution to try to complete the test correctly. It's a test. The paper is a test. A literal exam being taken by the distr...
by Trickster
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1345: "Answers"
Replies: 61
Views: 16645

Re: 1345: "Answers"

The obvious necessity is physical brain-cleaning, not mental brain-cleaning (though the latter is likely as important). The glymphatic system needs the brain to power down in order to function properly. Having your synapses cleaned would not be comfortable in a waking state. That said, the larger qu...
by Trickster
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1344: "Digits"
Replies: 89
Views: 43263

Re: 1344: "Digits"

I play Threes! frequently. I mean the original Threes!, not any of the knock-offs. I just tried 2048 (which is yet another Threes! knock-off) and immediately beat it. I'm extremely disappointed that Randall would choose a knock-off of an excellent (and very hard game) to highlight with a strip. Ther...
by Trickster
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 25067

Re: Types of Editors

PinkShinyRose wrote:Suicide by wolves doesn't sound attractive though...

Hey, hey. We have standards.
by Trickster
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 25067

Re: Types of Editors

ucim wrote:Gaahhhh! Where did all those wolves come from?

Who wolves? What wolves? Where? :wink:

Spoiler:
Wolves you see are wolves you get.

Wow. I've been a wolf a long time and never heard that one. *steal*
by Trickster
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 25067

Re: Types of Editors

I just finished that book. I was disappointed that the story I immediately thought of (which I would have written) was not well-represented by the stories in the anthology--though the stories did cover an impressively wide literary berth.
by Trickster
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54336

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

addams wrote:From this moment forward,
Chickens don't have Boobies.

Furry fandom (or in general internets) disagrees. :V

...no I'm not going to post any images to confirm this
by Trickster
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54336

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

Actually, smugness is entirely justified here, since you apparently still haven't read the title of the comic or of this thread, or the physically largest word in the comic image itself. Okay, I get it. Somehow my mind went mammal --> meat and pet --> it is delicious chicken. Trickster I was trying...
by Trickster
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54336

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

Klear wrote:Chickens are not land mammals. He even made that part of the comic extra large, yet people keep overlooking/forgetting it (including me, more than once).

Well. I'm fairly certain this is the dumbest that xkcd has made me feel this year. :P
by Trickster
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54336

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

Why would Randall not have labelled everything completely? It's an affront to the whole comic! Theory: xkcd is the biggest troll in history. From here on in, labels will get spottier and the information more and more inaccurate. It will become the M. Night Shamalamadingdong of webcomics. :twisted:
by Trickster
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54336

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

Milked many chickens lately? :mrgreen: Don't be so smug. There are about 19 billion chickens in the world; at least ten times more chickens than cattle (more still if you only mean cows, since you can't milk bulls unless you're Ben Stiller). Chickens weigh about 1% of what cows weigh (10 pounds for...

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