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by rho421
Mon May 16, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81073

Re: 899: "Number Line"

I feel like I'm really missing something by not understanding why 8 is the largest even prime...

Also, is the 2.9299372 supposed to be implying that pi and e had a kid?
by rho421
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84242

Re: 0882: "Significant"

I love how little it seems that the general population understands statistics...
by rho421
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 23012

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

The title text made me laugh aloud. Good comic, to say the least.
by rho421
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"
Replies: 94
Views: 22196

Re: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"

Well, this is sufficiently depressing for the whole week...a bit like this...
by rho421
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"
Replies: 96
Views: 24629

Re: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"

First strip that has made me laugh aloud in some time. Good job, Randall.
by rho421
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 36718

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

For the longest time I thought that the title text was trying to have a hidden message included in the CAPITAL words, but then I realized it was just delineating the accents...
by rho421
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 20844

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

wait, what?
by rho421
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26902

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

I have contemplated this before, believe it or not.
by rho421
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237464

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by rho421
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Noetherlite's big list of f.ilter changes 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3275

Re: Noetherlite's big list of f.ilter changes 2010

wow. That's great. Algebra? lol. The filter is functioning with plenty of skepticism while America cheese. also.
by rho421
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 31794

Re: Single Ladies

Clever connection, I must say.
by rho421
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The P Virus
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Re: The P Virus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM51qOpwcIM - Lady Gaga before she was famous. I agree, Pop music is a bit ingratiating.
by rho421
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Something I've never understood
Replies: 24
Views: 3074

Something I've never understood

In America, people are measured by their weight, in pounds. Fair enough.

In the rest of the sane world, people are measured by their mass, in kilograms. Why not newtons? Is an answer to the question "how much do you weigh" not invalid if it is given in kilograms?
by rho421
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57589

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

If they don't exist, then why are there 95 google results?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe ... art=0&sa=N
by rho421
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 46816

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

Interesting but true. It's hard for one person's expertise to be appreciated - truly appreciated - by someone else.
by rho421
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 761365

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Sadly, yes. I don't plan on touching it, however.

Transubstantiation?
by rho421
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0658: "Orbitals"
Replies: 89
Views: 17515

Re: "Orbitals" Discussion

Ha! I love this one. :D
by rho421
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 761365

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yep.

Can you produce a syringe in fewer than 15 seconds?
by rho421
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237464

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by rho421
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 107226

Re: Childhood misconceptions

The first time I learned about half-lives (must have been about third grade), no one bothered to explain to me that radioactive decay occurred along a smooth curve, so I figured that at every half-life, exactly one-half of the remaining substance disappeared. I must say that my eventual enlightenme...
by rho421
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17189

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

You know, there's some ambiguity present as to whether the man or the woman is the one saying the title-text...
by rho421
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 107226

Re: Childhood misconceptions

The first time I learned about half-lives (must have been about third grade), no one bothered to explain to me that radioactive decay occurred along a smooth curve, so I figured that at every half-life, exactly one-half of the remaining substance disappeared. I must say that my eventual enlightenmen...
by rho421
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 42709

Re: "Free" Discussion

http://www.translationparty.com/#4481594 :lol:

Starts with: Asbestos is bad, definitely get the one on the right.

Ends with: Photos 1,2,1, right, a good day to get the asbestos.
by rho421
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 42709

Re: "Free" Discussion

I can't stop laughing, even though I've seen this joke before.
by rho421
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237464

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by rho421
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 29981

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

Haha, I really like the premise of this one.

Dear future next poster...
by rho421
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 237464

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by rho421
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class

His point is, it shouldn't matter how much European History you know to start out; isn't that what the point of taking AP Euro is in the first place? I can understand a pre-test for a class like AP Calc or AP Chem, but for a History class? No way. You are not going to be less able to learn some hist...
by rho421
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36113

Re: "Wings" Discussion

Hi glanst?

I totally predicted the last panel...
by rho421
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 52081

Re: "Asteroid" discussion

Aw, this almost makes me cry! :(
by rho421
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0612: "Estimation"
Replies: 109
Views: 27288

0612: "Estimation"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/estimation.png Link: http://xkcd.com/612/ Alt-Text:They could say "the connection is probably lost," but it's more fun to do naive time-averaging give you hope that if you wait around for 1,163 hours, it will finally finish. Haha, I really like this one.
by rho421
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28403

Re: "Form" discussion

Storm wrote:Kinda wants me to put...

Do not write posts after this one.


oops.
by rho421
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28403

Re: "Form" discussion

I'm going to need an alt-text explanation.
by rho421
Wed May 27, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21045

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

I definitely loved the goat/wolf reference. Nice comic.
by rho421
Fri May 22, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832980

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I can't believe no one has thought of this before!

Spoiler:
Image
by rho421
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57589

0563: "Fermirotica"

Image

http://www.xkcd.com/563

Alt-Text: I love how Google handles dimensional analysis. Stats are ballpark and vary wildly by time of day and whether your mom is in town.

I really enjoyed this one...math ftw.
by rho421
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesing problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2976

Re: Interesing problem.

0 feet. The silo is indoors. :lol:
by rho421
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesing problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2976

Interesing problem.

I found this problem and I thought its premise was entertaining...

A goat is tied to an outside corner of a 15-foot square building with a rope that is 35 feet long. To the nearest square foot, what is the total grazing area of the goat?


Answer I found in spoiler:

Spoiler:
3495 ft2
by rho421
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0518: "Flow Charts"
Replies: 147
Views: 42892

Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Ah, this made me laugh. :)
by rho421
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0059: "Graduation"
Replies: 9
Views: 4951

Re: Graduation

I've always really liked the picture in this comic. :D

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