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by xnick
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 31656

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Well... I certainly didn't get the joke. I guess it is for natively english-speakers. :(
by xnick
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32006

Re: 0948 - "AI"

Didn't get it. What or who is Burning Man?? http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Burning+Man Since you are being very demeaning... replace his question with something better. "Can someone describe in his/her/its own words who or what is Burning Man, and how it relates to the comic." There you go, xnick. ...
by xnick
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32006

Re: 0948 - "AI"

Didn't get it. What or who is Burning Man??
by xnick
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28732

Re: 0911: "" (It's up now)

Who is she? :(
by xnick
Fri May 06, 2011 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 32192

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

Epic alt-text! :D
by xnick
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106749

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Too much trolling war in the thread to check if someone already pointed out the geniality of the alt text's "normal approach"... The subtext, about "my normal approach being useless here, too"? Well, what is the character's normal approach? My guess is that its a Gaussian distrib...
by xnick
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 43463

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

Has anyone noticed the word at the bottom of a Google search?

It's Goooooooooogle.
:shock:
by xnick
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 50537

Re: 0851: "Na"

by xnick
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44887

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Max2009 wrote:Is it just me, or is the hairdo of the girl vaguely reminiscent of Elaine's hairdo?
(You know, Julia Lewis Dreyfus...? From Seinfeld...?)


Now that you mention it... that was not my first thought.

Yet, she i a new character to xkcd world, aint'er?
by xnick
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44887

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Seriously? People had to Google pen15? Instead of thinking for about 6 seconds people automatically check google. What's the world coming to... Haha. Interesting, that world you come from :) I had to google pen fifteen; for us non-native english speakers is hard to get this jokes. I agree that the ...
by xnick
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50032

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

I totally didn't get any of this comic. Not even one panel. I'm lost!!
by xnick
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 21535

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

I love this strip. Very well constructed and elaborated.
by xnick
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0816: "Applied Math"
Replies: 88
Views: 28136

Re: 0816: "Applied Math"

Kyrn wrote: Inconsistent is a more consistent term.


LoL

Based on this I raise another question: are paradoxes ironic?
by xnick
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0816: "Applied Math"
Replies: 88
Views: 28136

Re: 0816: "Applied Math"

Um, I haven't studied this much, but it seems obvious to me that you can prove a system of logic to be inconsistent. Take ordinary logic and add the axiom "P ^ ~P". Done. No? That'll just prove that your extended system of logic is inconsistent, not your starting system :( The problem wit...
by xnick
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 44901

Re: 0810: "Constructive"

It would have been funny to need to type a captcha before reading this particular comic :D Is anybody else afraid to comment here and get negative votes, now? :shock: -- Now, the flaws mentioned earlier in this thread would be solved if the comment rating were automated by some super-bot, and not de...
by xnick
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31347

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Gimme a fucking break. Would that be after or before the regular break? I didn't get any of the references at first except for metamorphosis (which didn't help). After reading the forum and wikipedia, I re-read the strip and I think I'm still missing the punch line... The guy with the laptop and th...
by xnick
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91202

Re: "Password Reuse" Discussion (#792)

I'm wandering what occurred in march of '97... Maybe some mind boggling film was aired? Wikipedia events for 1997 March: March 4 – U.S. President Bill Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning. March 6 – President of Guyana Cheddi Jagan dies in office. March 6 – Pablo Picasso's ...
by xnick
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72540

Re: " One Two" Discussion

The part that I really don't get is the vampire. What does a vampire have to do with Primitive Cultures? -m- He probably just used the Count from Sesame Street as a recognizable character. But I do think it would have been cooler to use a primitive culture's version of a vampire, in puppet form. (L...
by xnick
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 40767

Re: "Workaround" discussion

The comic probably gives good advice. xnick: A database is just a series of (structured) tables. For a small database, Excel is fine. Edit: Why would you want to embed YouTube videos in an E-mail? just send a link and short description. Trust me, this ain't no small database; its a detailed annual ...
by xnick
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 40767

Re: "Workaround" discussion

Rather than workarounds, I'm pesky about inneficient uses of the computer: - Desktop cluttered with files and icons. - Not using shortcuts! :evil: (please, don't use just the arrow key to navigate backwards between words, correct them, and then go forward to the end of the line). But suuuuure you lo...
by xnick
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26290

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Reporter: "Do you agree with this politician statements?"
Pedestrian: "In case you haven't noticed already, dear reporter, I am the politician who said that." - he said doing facepalm -.
by xnick
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27244

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

I googled my way up to the 5th, but now i'm clueless...

"You seem to have lost something..."?!
by xnick
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 25573

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#752)

For those who don't get it, pay close attention to what she says about things being complicated. Basically, she's saying that she's tired of her lifelong dreams being impossible to achieve because she's tied down by too much everyday crap. She decides to finally ignore such crap and pursue her life...
by xnick
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 25573

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#752)

My impression is that this story is going to have some kind of follow up... right? EDiT: Alright, after re-reading the strip after reading the forum, I found a maybe-funny interpretation. The brunnette girl is about to confess her lesbian love to the blonde, because she thinks there's an excellent o...
by xnick
Fri May 28, 2010 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0746: "Birth"
Replies: 68
Views: 24447

Re: "Birth" Discussion

I didn't get it. Who's Megan?
by xnick
Fri May 21, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 63450

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I have to say that, in the limited scope of doing something a document that is academic and scientific (at least at the undergrad level) OOO kicks the crap out of Word. Word has no drawing program, and the terrible equation editor. OOO has Draw and Math. If you're writing a lab report and want to d...
by xnick
Fri May 07, 2010 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 19466

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

I'm pondering wether i should buy all my food with expiration date on december 31th or not... On the other hand, if the year IS PRINTED in the expiration date, you can wait for (almost) one hundred years and it becomes edible again. (unless four digits are used for the year; in that case you have to...
by xnick
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45160

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Try to spell adresses like: http://www.anything.com/typeback/here http://www.backslash.com/slash/backslash/back/slash http://www.anything.com/dot/donttypedot/dotype/slash/dot ...and so on (try spelling them out loud, in regular mode or in newscaster mode) :D EDIT: I've noticed that the adresses may ...
by xnick
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36031

Re: "Wings" Discussion

I wonder... Is this based on a true history? (Not the Icarus part, but the experiment)
by xnick
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most popular word on internet is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: The most popular word on internet is...

google 2.6billion html 9.53billion www 38.63billion << New leader (arguably not a word, but definitely a well known term) I don't think so :roll: "www" and "com" must be tested at the same time. The results can vary depending on the time at wich the test is performed. I just got...
by xnick
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most popular word on internet is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

Re: The most popular word on internet is...

What a cop out. "Com" isn't even a word. It's just the most popular ending for domain names. I figure the most popular word is not "porn", not "sex", but something boring like "the", "a/an", "or", "and", and other short little in...
by xnick
Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most popular word on internet is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1838

The most popular word on internet is...

...maybe the word "com" is the most popular 'word'. At the writing moment, it got 38.460.000.000 hits on google. What does it mean, as a word? :roll: Can some hunter out there find a word wich cause more hits in google if searched on the web? I couldn't find another word that comes close t...
by xnick
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AAA...AA and Google
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: AAA...AA and Google



Lol...

Do you guys realize it ought to be thousands of pages like that one to account for google-hits results?

Nice graphs! I predicted someone would made'em here... :-)
by xnick
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AAA...AA and Google
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

AAA...AA and Google

A very wasteful time i had recently. Google-Searched a word made up of the letter 'a' repeated n times, with n = 1,2,3,... The number of page hits as a function of n resulted into: n Hits ---------------------- 1 41920000000 2 335000000 3 93900000 4 19600000 5 6460000 6 3750000 7 2380000 8 2130000 9...
by xnick
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Portal Paradox
Replies: 137
Views: 33928

Re: Portal Paradox

I think the answer to the original question is that you get two exact copies of yourself, that won't last long enough since when the portals collide they'll form an space-time singularity, i.e. a blackhole that'll suck your dual self in.

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