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by TortoiseWrath
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1349: "Shouldn't Be Hard"
Replies: 22
Views: 10352

1349: "Shouldn't Be Hard"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shouldnt_be_hard.png TT: "(six hours later) ARGH. How are these stupid microchips so durable?! All I want is to undo a massive industrial process with household tools!" Knowing that I knew that all computers are "just carefully-organized sand" makes h...
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58349

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Humans suck at predicting things.

Image
by TortoiseWrath
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 45360

Re: 1256: "Questions"

A few of these are actually good questions. A few.

I must admit, I've never seen doors on a freeway... oh, and to the person who asked "Why is Ohio weather so weird?" ... you should move to Yakutsk. Much less weird weather :mrgreen:
by TortoiseWrath
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 62909

Re: 1196: "Subways"

WanderingLinguist wrote:Yep, the subway system [in Seoul] is MASSIVE.


O RLY?
by TortoiseWrath
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"
Replies: 96
Views: 26675

Re: 0830: "Genetic Analysis"

To resurrect a 30-month-old argument... left wrist. Also, I think I was conceived in late July or early August... no holiday for me :( Edit: [http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/08/16/139677354/in-which-we-lament-the-lack-of-holidays-in-august-which-is-grossly-unfair Editors' Day]... so ''that's...
by TortoiseWrath
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"
Replies: 110
Views: 30960

<troll>

It's spelt aluminum.

</troll>

Also, where is the video link in the liquid helium section? It needs one...
by TortoiseWrath
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1226: "Balloon Internet"
Replies: 66
Views: 18677

Re: 1226: "Balloon Internet"

I've been wondering what kind of "rural areas" this is intended for. I live in what is easily one of the most remote areas in the conterminous US, and I'm already getting 1.5Mbps with 20ms average packet latency... :?
by TortoiseWrath
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40959

Olivier, Olivier is a 1992 drama film with Frédéric Quiring.

My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul. Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. हमार मँ...
by TortoiseWrath
Sat May 11, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1225310

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for failing to control attempts to control controls controlled by other people.
by TortoiseWrath
Sat May 11, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59102

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Update: the debate seems to have ended a couple weeks ago, having totaled 134,603 words. (The solution was a capital I.)
by TortoiseWrath
Sat May 11, 2013 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40959

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

If I'm the only one (besides Randall) who noticed that the digits are the beginning of the 1955 book A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates, I feel like a nerd. I WIN :D
Edit: I'm not. Damn you, SeySayux...
by TortoiseWrath
Thu May 09, 2013 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1209:"Encoding"
Replies: 52
Views: 11381

Re: 1209:"Encoding"

⸘̈̈́͒𝐈𝐬 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝓮𝓵𝓼𝓮 𝔰𝔩𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔩𝔶 𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝓦𝓗𝓐𝓣, 𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦, 𝒉𝒆 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝔥𝔞𝔳𝔢 𝔅𝔈𝔈𝔑 𝖙𝖗𝖞𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝗍𝗈 𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝕿𝕳𝕰 𝕾𝕶𝖄𝖂𝕽𝕴𝕿𝕰𝕽 𝕥𝕠 𝔀𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮‽͖͌
by TortoiseWrath
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Storing timestamps
Replies: 1
Views: 6751

Storing timestamps

Is it weird that I set my timestamp fields in databases to VARCHAR(11)?

...just in case...

Stop making fun of me. It's possible that the MySQL queries I'm creating now will linger until after 2286-11-20.
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 36192

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

I'm impressed that a pig managed to be the first to synthesize ununennium, let alone come up with an isotope stable enough from which to build a house.
by TortoiseWrath
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1201: "Integration by parts"
Replies: 81
Views: 26511

Re: 1201: "Integration by parts"

*scratches head*

I'll have to let this one sink in for the next few years...
by TortoiseWrath
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 12444

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

Also, tortoises are turtles. ...is a false statement. The term tortoise , in conventional usage, refers exclusively to chelonians without flippers. Turtles are chelonians with flippers. If you put a tortoise in an ocean, it would drown; therefore, it is not a turtle. The exceptions are box turtles ...
by TortoiseWrath
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 12444

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

herpetology? Is that related in any way to Derpetology? (I've been on teh Internets to long...) Indeed. If you read that in Kurtjmac's voice, I'm getting you therapy. Actually, I would have, too. Never mind. (Edit: In case you're actually wondering, herpetology is the branch of zoölogy concerned wi...
by TortoiseWrath
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 12444

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

Geology? Really? ...Is there any science in which Randall isn't more educated than me? Yes, there is: herpetology— this is clearly a tortoise. Also: I'm told that if you wait a billion years, this comic will change to something different. Me: *attempts to set computer clock to April 2, 100000201...
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 55085

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

What if Curiosity's tweets prior to touchdown had looked like this? ⋅ So totally on Mars now ⋅ I am closer to the surface ⋅ I am on Mars now ⋅ I have entered the atmosphere ⋅ I am on Mars now ⋅ I have entered the gravity field ⋅ I...
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417916

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm TortoiseWrath, as you may have guessed from my username.

I live here now.
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0037: "Supersonic Stereo"
Replies: 61
Views: 21372

Re: What-If 0037: "Supersonic Stereo"

I just noticed that the What-Ifs' images have title text.

VERY BRIEF ARCHIVE BINGE ACTIVATE
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26517

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

I was expecting a chemistry joke.

...I'm going to stop studying now.
by TortoiseWrath
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 102140

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

THIS.

That will be all.
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1225310

Re: Ban the person above you

I ban you for not following the banning syntax dictated by the OP.
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can You Count?
Replies: 2423
Views: 244856

Re: Can You Count?

ceil(-33335641635478*-55558464/279*2.4-0.014)
by TortoiseWrath
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up to a million (fast edition)
Replies: 255
Views: 51470

Re: Count up to a million (fast edition)

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