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by WhitePanther
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94929

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Take the ones without checks, then pick the two that are most widely used.

You get a really nice pair of morale-increasers.
by WhitePanther
Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Constructing Abstract Groups of a Given Order
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Constructing Abstract Groups of a Given Order

I've been working my way into and through Group Theory this Summer using a somewhat dated book by W. Ledermann, acquired at my University's library. I'm currently in a section called "Survey of Groups up to Order 8" (the name is pretty self-explanatory). He makes the statement that "N...
by WhitePanther
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0073: "Zeppelin"
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: "Zeppelin" Discussion

It's more or less just a (delightfully) random comic. I'm pretty sure that the "Buttercup Festival" in the alt-text is talking about a webcomic that was defunct at the time this comic was written (and was revived at some point last year). http://www.buttercupfestival.com/buttercupfestival....
by WhitePanther
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 22157

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

I find plenty of the jokes Mencia delivers quite funny. The problem is, too many of them aren't his. The plagiarism is what I thought the comic was referring to. I can't stand people who treat the slightest bit of racial or cultural humor as an attempt to summon Zombie Hitler and an army of the unde...
by WhitePanther
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 117425

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

I'm not surprised that there are many people here saying that they were thinking of the same thing recently. I think nearly everyone who seriously studies Computer Science eventually has a similar realization/fantasy. Fredkin's the first guy I thought of when I saw this comic: "There is nothing...

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