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by Ray Kremer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 14569

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

So what you're saying is that IRC is the only stable platform here, while the alternatives are temporary fads? True story: Twitch chat is a heavily modified IRC, so I just use an IRC client. Mainly because of logging and I can leave it running all the time without bogging my browser down with a stre...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1638: "Backslashes"
Replies: 62
Views: 11738

Re: 1638: "Backslashes"

Ba'al? As in Bocce?
by Ray Kremer
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 15492

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

dean.menezes wrote:"No, he's just 'The Doctor' "


"Please state the nature of the medical emergency."
by Ray Kremer
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"
Replies: 34
Views: 14043

Re: What-If 0122: "Lava Lamp"

I actually found the idea of a reverse rickroll awesome. I LOL'ed. I expected to be doublefakedout and that it would really be a RickRoll since no one would be expecting it. It was a neat lava video though. Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Still no title texts. Start panicking. On the images? ...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 33730

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

I'm of the mind that "for the sake of argument" generally means to accept one point as true, or a certain option as chosen, in order to facilitate focusing the debate, without actually conceding that point as true or that option as chosen in the long term. Devil's advocate generally means ...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 10052

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

by Ray Kremer
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 136504

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I wonder if it's even worth posting. Arguing about climate science politics hardly ever is. Mainly, this is a vast oversimplification of the whole thing. "Earth average temperature" is generally meaningless since the planet is made up of many individual climate regions. I'm not sure what t...
by Ray Kremer
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 159699

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

However, Brendan Eich lost his job as CEO of Mozilla because of this. What was supposed to happen? If you don't trust an organization led by a homophobe, is it wrong to stop using their products, wrong to let them know why you intend to do so, or wrong to let them know what would be necessary to ge...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 159699

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

The comic is correct, however, the silencing of opinion via bullying, slander, and harrassment, is the most chilling thing in today's political landscape. It is tantamount to non-government censorship, I might even go so far as to call it non-government fascism. It's one thing to say that you're not...
by Ray Kremer
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 69110

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Some URLs that I got earlier don't seem to work anymore. It seems that not all options last forever. Crap, really? Well. I'm noticing that the "refresh, no new email" branch has more than four options in the next panel. The system gives you four of them at random. Hit the back arrow and t...
by Ray Kremer
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 69110

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Found de problem. Do no use de "www" at de front. Aha. Thank you, xkcd forum! (Is it intentional torture that wacky word replacement day on the forum coincides with massively interesting comic occurrences? This played havok with the "Time" thread last year. And... my goodness, t...
by Ray Kremer
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 36009

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

Big bucks, no Whammies, no Whammies, STOP!
by Ray Kremer
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"
Replies: 54
Views: 18077

Re: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"

If you touch the wrong thing you lose your place, if you close the book to leave and come back later you lose your place, and when you get enough pages in you have to worry about the book setting itself on fire. I wish all web pages that use infinite scrolling would do the following: 1) Include a bu...
by Ray Kremer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 24495

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

I sometimes receive bug reports in the form of a screenshot inside a .docx file. Maybe they're trying to dress up their .png as something slightly more trustworthy. Oh lordy, this is what my father does sometimes with photos and other images that he wants to save for later. Well, WordPerfect instea...
by Ray Kremer
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1295: New Study
Replies: 50
Views: 9592

Re: 1295: New Study

It's not even that the media repeats "new study" stuff without checking it. I'll give the benefit of the doubt, most "new studies" genuinely are a published study. No, the problem is that the media and the majority of the people watching them think that science is a mystical thin...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting from pg 1260, in the middle of the last few post-"the end" frames. Over July I got super behind in the thread. I did manage to blitz 100 pages or so over the weekend of July 26-28, appropriately enough after the OTC was over anyway. I admit that on that Sunday I took a peak at...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting from page 994. During my journey through the recent past today I came across this post from AluisioASG on page 970 that for some reason I cannot fathom was later edited to quote this post from mscha on page 994 which contains an animation that uses newpix that did not exist yet on page ...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I just passed my last blindpost, and it seems horribly out of place among all the astronomy discussions considering I wrote it prior to reaching the darkening. This post will probably be just as bad, but I've tagged a few more things to reply to and I suppose it's better to get it out sooner r...
by Ray Kremer
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Fell behind again. Blindposting from 930. Please forgive if any comments are redundant to ones made between then and now. I just got done reading about people who have trouble with left and right. Maybe you folks have never heard of the simple mnemonic that's I've always seen taught to children. Put...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

And now, a less pointy and raptory raptorcat: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/006/b/d/panther_animation_by_kirasdarklight-d36lg4y.gif http://home.covad.net/~regaltool/t3mp/smiley/sing.gif Only in Kenya! *sighs* I fear charlie is lost to us forever. I won't reproduce anything here because &qu...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lovers of gifs and stereograms: I'm about to change your life with this animated gif stereogram of a shark-molpy swimming through water. Absolutely amazing! Unlock the spoiler for awesome. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Stereogram_Tut_Animated_Shark.gif Holy cow, that's awesome!...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

I also find it hard to believe that nobody already thought to make this: http://i.imgur.com/piDyZbS.png Nice! Let's see, how would that work as a Garfield Minus Garfield? It's a sqrt(-Garfield) For those of you keeping score at home, it went live on the site a few days ago.
by Ray Kremer
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've tried numerous times, I just can't see those things. I guess my eyes are too wide set, or don't coordinate the same way human eyes do. First time I encountered them, I couldn't either, but it was only because the directions were unclear. Have you ever done the "floating hot dog" tric...
by Ray Kremer
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

You would say the Rocky Mountains are in Colorado, but not Rocky Mountains are in the Colorado. California is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, but not the California is on the coast of Pacific Ocean. My guess is it has to do with the common noun. Even if you're using "the Hudson" for sh...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good points, but you don't say the Jupiter either... so why do you say the Hudson... <head scratch> I mean I wouldn't say the if I was talking about the guy Hudson (unless I was specifying: "Which Hudson? Oh, THE Hudson."). I guess that has something to do with rivers and other geographic...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Though in that case Oreo is the product, or at least a trademarked name for the product. Nabisco is the company. Though Lego is both a product and a trademarked name for a product. Oreo brand cookies made by Nabisco company, and Lego brand brick toys made by Lego company. This all reminds me of tha...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

cellocgw wrote:(should be "tenet" if you didn't know).

Curses!

I mean, due to Soviet revisionism I have no idea what you are talking about.
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Mmm. Everything is relat ed ive. For example: every way we have of giving directions becomes arbitrary at a certain point. Left and right are relative to the direction you're looking, north south east and west are planet specific, as are up and down. Is there some universal three dimensional grid o...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time" and Math

Do you like your credit card number encrypted when you do your online shopping? I thought so. You have prime numbers to thank for that. http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0100-smile.gif Ninja'd. As far as I know the major use of prime numbers is cryptography, which is just pu...
by Ray Kremer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time" and Math

Your first statement is unquestionably true. However, the second would not be recognized by most mathematicians. There is a sub-field (applied math) for which this is true, but for most of us, math makes sense entirely on its own. I was surprised when told (several years later) that someone found a...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time" and Math

I'm inspired to rant about math. This is what happens when my brain is tired and I don't particularly care if what I'm saying makes any sense. Well, at least I feel as though a release valve has been pulled. Prime numbers make me wonder if our definition of multiplication unnecessarily complicates ...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
BlueCrab wrote:sbn, I really hope The Enchanter (they call him...Tim?) doesn't see that lawnspiderbot!

Sorry, that reference is totally lost on me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZJZK6rzjns&t=50s
though I don't see the connection from that to this.
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Notice that Megan climbing the big rock and the molpy climbing the little rock are paralleling each other. Speculation: we don't know what kind of bag of tricks they have in those packs. They may at some point reach a shear cliff wall taller than the both of them put together, and things seem hopele...
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

So... Cueball gives up in the previous newpix, and only one newpix later, he changes his mind. Oh well, at least it's not the End of Time. http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0141-whew.gif I'm hoping he was just being facetious, because otherwise, yeah, what the hell?
by Ray Kremer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: STAR! Trek into Darkness?
Replies: 165
Views: 46428

Re: STAR! Trek into Darkness?

My main problem with Voyager was that it had SO much potential in the story setup. DS9 did great in it's later series with the slightly grittier tone and they shouldn't have shied away from that in Voyager. They're a ship with ZERO support, everything shouldn't be fully working shiny and new lookin...
by Ray Kremer
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

_____________________ :P Heh, I was just thinking of doing that but you had the same idea first. In the U.S., it is taught that punctuation is always contained within the quotes. So "for instance," the comma is inside the quotes not "outside", as demonstrated here. This is espec...
by Ray Kremer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just realized what this reminds me of! Look at number 3 in this article . Look at number 5! #5. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park -- Madagascar It's all connected! Do you have a way to get a post ID that doesn't change when moderated first posts come into the thread or posts are deleted? If so, I'...
by Ray Kremer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106444
Views: 40764948

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh my goodness, I am back in the present at last. I haven't seen the end of the thread in over a month. Warning: ancient thread off-topic topics contained herein: Regarding the plural of "Lego", I think the major stumbling block here is that as a brand name, "Lego" is not technic...
by Ray Kremer
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: STAR! Trek into Darkness?
Replies: 165
Views: 46428

Re: STAR! Trek into Darkness?

The bits of the Star Trek that people are complaining are missed out of the film, the more intelligent bits, the clever plots about ethics and morality...... they've pretty much always been missing from the films. Star Trek is not made for film, it doesn't work on film nearly as well as it does on ...

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