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by hungryjoe
Mon May 05, 2014 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"
Replies: 78
Views: 29825

Re: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"

But does it have a dot matrix display and stereo sound? Yes and it comes with digital headphones. I had a computer with a digital speaker. Seriously. Apple2's worked that way. None of this sounds dissimilar to the way a Class-D amplifier works; Switching a DC signal on and off at very high freq...
by hungryjoe
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1329: "Standing"
Replies: 66
Views: 12611

Re: 1329: "Standing"

According to this site , I can earn about 3lbs of venison an hour at my current job. Considering you can get more than 15lbs off a whole deer, 5 hours seems well within a reasonable "not too long" amount of time. Also, I suspect that modern horses have been bred to have much greater endur...
by hungryjoe
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1329: "Standing"
Replies: 66
Views: 12611

Re: 1329: "Standing"

Believe it or not, if he's reasonably fit, he probably will. Deer and most other 'prey animals' have evolved to deal with predators which can run very fast, but only in bursts. Humans (like wolves) can keep going for miles, and for hours. The deer will stop after a hundred yards or so, and the huma...
by hungryjoe
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1329: "Standing"
Replies: 66
Views: 12611

Re: 1329: "Standing"

Believe it or not, if he's reasonably fit, he probably will. Deer and most other 'prey animals' have evolved to deal with predators which can run very fast, but only in bursts. Humans (like wolves) can keep going for miles, and for hours. The deer will stop after a hundred yards or so, and the huma...
by hungryjoe
Sat May 25, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22645

Re: 1215: Insight

Fair point, I really meant that my ability to videotape you in the street (with or without you knowing is the same with or without google glass. Plus something about changing legislation (on privacy) because of some event (such as a new technology, or a disaster) always strokes me the wrong way, alt...
by hungryjoe
Sat May 25, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22645

Re: 1215: Insight

Meh. That doesn't concern me much. Cameras are everywhere. Privacy is mostly an illusion at this point. If you want to keep something hidden, keep it in your own home (though you'd have to ask people to take off their Google Glasses when they enter, which should be the etiquette anyway). There are ...
by hungryjoe
Sat May 11, 2013 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 41053

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

In an attempt to generate some ontopic random text, I tried putting this thread into jwz's DadaDodo program. This was some of the output I got AlexTheSeal wrote. Wow? I'll try and not be filled with made done occurring, etc: Outlook for the none of complaining that would like some of regular fashion...
by hungryjoe
Fri May 10, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 41053

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

This has always bugged me as a gripe that people have, since one of the OED definitions of the word random is: Having no definite aim or purpose; not sent or guided in a particular direction; made, done, occurring, etc., without method or conscious choice; haphazard. ... Science types (myself i...
by hungryjoe
Fri May 10, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 41053

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

By counting up the number of each visible number in the speech bubble, I've come up with this: ⋅ 0: 24 ⋅ 1: 10 ⋅ 2: 19 ⋅ 3: 20 ⋅ 4: 15 ⋅ 5: 16 ⋅ 6: 14 ⋅ 7: 9 ⋅ 8: 9 ⋅ 9: 18 Looks like there's far few...
by hungryjoe
Fri May 10, 2013 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 41053

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

This has always bugged me as a gripe that people have, since one of the OED definitions of the word random is; Having no definite aim or purpose; not sent or guided in a particular direction; made, done, occurring, etc., without method or conscious choice; haphazard. which seems to fit monkey tacos ...

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