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by BlueLaughter
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41198

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Of course, this all assumes that 1. You will do what's told of you. 2. You somehow care that a sticker is implying something about you. I've seen bumper stickers that said something similar to "Honk if you're an asshole", and yet I still honked, not because I'm an asshole, but because the ...
by BlueLaughter
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281077

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

Reading these forums I get the idea that a lot of the forum posters here think that attraction is a logical, verbal exchange between individuals. Something like: [Guy]: (robotic tone) Hello, nice to meet you, you are very cute and wish to get to know you [Girl]: (robotic tone) Thank you, how is you...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281077

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

Which is why I wrote all that silly stuff about brutal honesty with yourself, introspection, and truly coming to understand what it means to be kind to yourself. What you (and others, I suspect) need to understand is that until you fix the problems that are inherent in you , it really isn't about a...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281077

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

All people are saying, and have said, is that it's better to assume the worst, and thus act the best, than to do the reverse. After all, that's why social norms exist in the first place - they allow you to interact with others in a way that's agreed upon by by all parties involved, and that's typic...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281077

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

I actually enjoyed J. Thomas' summaries, even though I didn't agree with much of them. For myself, learning pick up material was actually just a way to have conversations with people who I normally wouldn't have conversations with. Why must everything be learned the hard way? If there's a bunch of u...
by BlueLaughter
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281077

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

I liked this comic up to the last phrase uttered by the woman, "It won't help." That last remark was completely unnecessary, and probably untrue. Why discourage people from thinking about their lives and trying to improve it? If it at least gets them to stop mediocre negging, that'll be an...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29608

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

I hate it when people take "I'm Sorry" as an admission of guilt, particularly when they start blaming you for it. I usually end up saying something like "Geez, I'm not that sorry!" followed by an "ass" underneath my breath. Really, I blame people for not listening prope...
by BlueLaughter
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 26211

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

Fight Club is one of those movies that different people will take differently. Most people only took part of the many different messages. Oddly, I liked the movie more than the book. Even when I first watched it, I didn't think Tyler was right, only half-right, but most people seem to be either 100%...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 36570

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

biden2: Sandwich too small, hard to tell if he's eating a sandwich or eating a tie. biden3: not as well lit, and misses the delicacy of the sandwich. biden4: too busy in front. biden5: Biden seems displeased, and it feels like more of an Obama picture. My favourite is the first picture. In it, both ...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 51543

Re: 0851: "Na"

Has anyone made a graph for any other syllables like 'boom' or 'la'? Would be fun to see.
by BlueLaughter
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61757

Re: 0814: "Diode"

I enjoyed the comic, but not the reflection into my own life that followed.

I always liked the 'the man walks into a bar' joke; but then again, I'm the type who thought the 3 stooges were hilarious.
by BlueLaughter
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 23493

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

aLuZiNK wrote:dear Monrue, what is up with the little guys in your comics with the ratio of one to six? the beret guy was once chewing the lug nuts and the chance of random objects being scones were also one to six. :?:

God occasionally likes to use a d6.
by BlueLaughter
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 29110

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

I sleep better too with Randall in my bed. I love that this comic is ambiguous. Originally, I took it as he feels freer to fall asleep with the lady sleeping beside him. Then I thought maybe she's really smothering during the day, and his dreams help him get away from it all; at least that's what th...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47264

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

At first I thought that
Mr. Jones, had ordered the French Maid stripper;
Mrs. Jones, had ordered the plumber service;
their daughter had ordered a pizza with extra toppings.

I thought the Jones were just surprised to see the 3 extras playing Agricola, not that they were there.
by BlueLaughter
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52605

Re: "Numbers" Discussion

"I have killed x people": http://spreadsheets.google.com/oimg?key=0Aq9xyhQdR-KGdGxCalREUVhsRGI5Z1VDVjBITGhZdUE&oid=7&v=1268886532608 This one is really specific. Apparently people only kill 2, 3, or 4 people. It drops off to nearly nothing if you go beyond that. I would be interes...
by BlueLaughter
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52149

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Causation -> correlation. Nope, doesn't work that way either. Let's say you have three variables. A - the force you use to push a cart B - the combined mass of the cart and it's contents c - The speed the cart moves. Now suppose we doubled A and quadrupled B, Higher A causes higher C, however in th...
by BlueLaughter
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52149

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Good simple comic, gave me a good laugh.

Causation -> correlation.
by BlueLaughter
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Boy or Girl Paradox
Replies: 126
Views: 14020

Re: Boy or Girl Paradox

There really isn't a deep mathematical problem that anyone is arguing. To summarize as before,

If they meant:
"At least one child is a girl", odds: 2 to 1.
"This specific child is a girl", odds: 1 to 1.

Most of the debate is to do with linguistics.
by BlueLaughter
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Boy or Girl Paradox
Replies: 126
Views: 14020

Re: Boy or Girl Paradox

I think the issue is the psychological part. If a parent tells you that one of them is a boy, why did they tell you that? Possibility 1. They were thinking about that specific child to begin with. Odds of the 2nd child being the opposite sex, 50/50. Possibility 2. They were thinking about both child...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Blue-empty K9 with 13 red triangles
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Blue-empty K9 with 13 red triangles

Ok, I think I've got it this time. See spoiler: Blue edges (1,2), (2,3), (3,4), (4,5), (5,6), (6,7), (7,8), (8,9), (9,1) (1,4), (2,5), (3,6), (4,7), (5,8), (6,9), (7,2), &#...
by BlueLaughter
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)

?? I'm sorry for being dense. 1. In misreading the question (pretty common error). 2. I am unable to generalize what you wrote into the full solution. 3. Due to my inexperience with this forum, was unaware of what the spoiler button did. 4. Was the use of a 'double post' really that heinous in this ...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Car Payment - Didn't think help desk was correct place
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Car Payment - Didn't think help desk was correct place

The standard way to do is calculate the total value of payments before, or the total value of payments after, all adjusted for interest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amortization_calculator A = P i(1+i)^n / (1+i)^n - 1 A = Payment 263.51 P = Prinicpal 12956.00 i = interest rate .0799/12 n = # of pay...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Blue-empty K9 with 13 red triangles
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Blue-empty K9 with 13 red triangles

Yeah! Annoyed because I was actually trying to get work done. Solution is in spoiler below. I'm guessing the solution is the Bipartite graph 5,4 So in simpler terms. 1,2,3,4,5 have blue edges to all nodes in 6,7,8,9. 1,2,3,4,5 have red edges to each other 6,7,8,9 have red edges to each other. Bl...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 226427

Re: "Friends" Discussion

When I first read this comic it was quite painful. It just brings up the raw emotion of rejection. The thing that gets me the most is that this guy is willing to settle for such a unhealthy relationship. Has the guy never considered that there might be someone out there who would actually like him f...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)

Note, this needs to be edited because I misread the question. Taking the original question, Where does your vote actually matter? Note, there is no point in voting for the opponent. Why? 1 vote for your opponent. No reason to do so. 1-vote for you, 1 vote for opponent, cancels out. Better off voting...
by BlueLaughter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: Vote early, vote often (Game theory question.)

Edited due to misreading of the question. (Off by 1) The extension is actually way easier. The following assumes no one ruins their ballot on purpose, voters only vote for their own candidate. So in a sense, fair play. Let N be the number of votes your opponent casts, anywhere from 5-10. Your team c...

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