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by kirkjerk
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 69178

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

Even now you're too much of a mathematician to dare to say \pi \approx \sqrt{10} . kudos. Oh, man, that was one of my favorite bits from high school physics, when the teacher (walking us through a new type of problem on the board) rhetorically asked as permission to treat pi^2 as 10, for ease of ca...
by kirkjerk
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 22640

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

I just wanted to mention I made my second Java advent calendar for this year:

http://kirkjerk.com/java/advent2011/

It (was) a little toy or game every day in December... but it was inclusive. Today's is the aluminum pole from Festivus as a feat of strength! (waggle the mouse to lift it)
by kirkjerk
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 43897

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

"I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving."
--Mr. Rogers
by kirkjerk
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: a comic: gasoline
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

a comic: gasoline

2010.06.20.gasoline.png
by kirkjerk
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 46698

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Heh. My Doctor mentioned there's a line of thinking that the G-spot might "just" be the back part of the same structure that the clitoris is part of... so it certainly seems plausible that Y(Girlfriend's)MMV, that the access to and pleasure derived (or the opposite w/over-simulation, even)...
by kirkjerk
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 28865

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

I gotta admit I don't feel the whole "rooting for hurricanes" thing.
I'd feel guilty, as if somehow hoping for karmically helped it.
That "Chinese Curese" thing is right. I'd much rather live in boring times.
by kirkjerk
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28851

Re: "Drama" Discussion

Can someone explain why the Asian markets, with their timeshift because of being on the other side of the planet, can't be used as a leading indicator for stocks in the US markets? Or vice versa... it seems like there's a pretty decent correlation. I know it's tough to buy in in an economical way, b...
by kirkjerk
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0521: "2008 Christmas Special"
Replies: 203
Views: 50364

Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

Independent of the primeness of 1, I am a little bummed that the strip doesn't start numbering from zero.
by kirkjerk
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Breaking Salvation Army Tradition, Trading Career for Love
Replies: 23
Views: 2239

Re: Breaking Salvation Army Tradition, Trading Career for Love

My parents are officers in The Salvation Army. I can't stand with them theologically (since the time I was like 15, where the "problem" of there being a lot of devout Moslems turned me into mushy agnostic) but I agree with the posters that say they aren't all that bad. Charity-wise, they d...
by kirkjerk
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: 24 Hour Comics Day Entry (Young Astronauts in Love)
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

24 Hour Comics Day Entry (Young Astronauts in Love)

So I stayed up and got a 100 panel webcomic done for 24 Hour Comics Day:
Young Astronauts in Love, http://kirkjerk.com/astro/
Image

Anyone else participate?
by kirkjerk
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 18737

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Heh.
Don't marijuana fans call that the "wake-n-bake"?
by kirkjerk
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21489

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

Are those folks naked?
by kirkjerk
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24110

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

I hear a lot of anti-GPS talk here but I want to say, the one I bought in, like 2004 for around $600-$700 has paid for itself many times over in reduction of stress. Now that they're like a couple hundred bucks it's a no brainer. (Part of that is being in Boston, which is kind of notorious for havin...
by kirkjerk
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"

I've made a sequel:
http://kisrael.com/features/java/conwayice2/
Features a bigger play space, mouse button zooms instead of regenerates, and you can put in your own starting pattern and save the results.

Might need a more powerful computer than the old version :-)
by kirkjerk
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0339: "Classic"
Replies: 271
Views: 42407

Re: "Classic" Discussion

No, we got this covered. (Unless he's so young he's the generation after us.) Willy Mason, Oxygen. I wanna be better than oxygen So you can breathe when you're drowning and weak in the knees I wanna speak louder than Ritalin For all the children who think that they've got a disease I wanna be cooler...
by kirkjerk
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"

Yeah, it got when I started thinking about how 1D Automata are cool because you can see all the generations at once... but then I realized we now have cheap technology to do the same thing for 2D CA.
by kirkjerk
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"

bbctol wrote:conway west is truly fun. It's almost, but not quite, like a normal "dodge the guys" game, and the not quite makes all the difference.

Thanks. I think it came out well for 2 hours!
by kirkjerk
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

conwayice and conway west: java fun with "the game of life"

So a few weeks ago I was on a kick playing with good old John Conway's Game of Life. I used "processing", a very nice little Java applet toolkit/IDE made with an eye towards the artsy. conwayice are ephemeral blue sculptures (processing has some nice subtle alpha blending effects) made by ...
by kirkjerk
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 56238

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

I find this graph (with varying BAC levels for the spike) fits many activities. I call it "the magic BAC" and I find it especially effective for darts. Every time I play darts, I am drinking and I pass through the magic BAC. During that stage, I hit everything I aim at with mechanical pre...
by kirkjerk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: maybe we missed it at 10:38 Eastern?
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

good to know we had our alternate reality bases covered!
by kirkjerk
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meetup Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12413

by kirkjerk
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: maybe we missed it at 10:38 Eastern?
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

maybe we missed it at 10:38 Eastern?

Just a thought, was there any chance the dream message meant14:38 GMT, and the real non-event was at 10:38AM Eastern? i was there for the 2:38 bit, but was wondering if people were around for the other interpretation...
by kirkjerk
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: turn out estimates?
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

turn out estimates?

Anyone want to estimate how many folks turned up? I'm going to pass... such estimation isn't my talent, though I have observed that, thanks to the somewhat counter-intuitive nature of geometrical progression, my estimates of density of object in a 2D array tend to be on the low side (i.e. a 10x10 ar...
by kirkjerk
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: Reflection

Cabhan wrote:I learned a new haiku today: The Physicist's Haiku:
Hippopotamus
Antihippopotamus
Annihilation

Credit where it's due, that lovely little bit is by Paul Blair.

I remember seeing it once in Kingdom of Loathing.
by kirkjerk
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0317: "That Lovin' Feelin'"
Replies: 66
Views: 17041

Why isn't there an automated system for generating the appropriate thread here when the comic is published?
by kirkjerk
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0306: "Orphaned Projects"
Replies: 102
Views: 22943

Geez, yet another "xkcd writes what I was thinking".

I had kind of mentally plotted out the setup for a story where an employer purposefully sabotages his employee's lovelife to keep him unhappy and at work.
by kirkjerk
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0298: "Tesla Coil"
Replies: 99
Views: 36925

Man, that's what I hated about Harry Potter - no explanation of magical theory at all. A Wizard of Earthsea had a great magic system, though. One that actually seemed internally consistent. I've always been mor a scifi guy than fantasy, but I think Harry Potter suffers on that front in comparision ...
by kirkjerk
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0298: "Tesla Coil"
Replies: 99
Views: 36925

Anecdote:
In real life, if you set up a tesla coil, especially one w/o a switch, DO NOT SET IT UP NEAR THE POWER OUTLET. It will effectively guard its own power supply, as if it were some primordial version of Sky Net.
by kirkjerk
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: so i tried to make my own xkcd...
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

I liked the music one. (I thought the other one would be funnier if it was Y10K problem. Y3K shouldn't be any more of a problem than Y2.1K will be, because I don't think many people hacked Y2K by going to 3 digit years...) 2038 is the other big one for unix folks, maybe. The other subtle thing about...
by kirkjerk
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: a font: 2x2 grids of blocks and triangles (w/ java src)
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

Hmm, thanks for the links... that class project sounds interesting. Now that I think back, my Pixeltime font has its roots in stuff I was doing as a kid with an Etch-A-Sketch animator. Neat toy, that - you had 12 frames on its 40x30 b+w pixel screen that you could arrange in long sequences. (Oddly e...
by kirkjerk
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: a font: 2x2 grids of blocks and triangles (w/ java src)
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

a font: 2x2 grids of blocks and triangles (w/ java src)

So, as Lore said in Book of Ratings: Office Supplies Graph Paper Some people like your standard 8.5 x 11 ruled paper. Others prefer yellow legal paper for its extra doodle space. Me, I like graph paper. It's great for your basic writing, making it easy to line up indents in a snappy manner; it's gre...
by kirkjerk
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0279: "Pickup Lines"
Replies: 148
Views: 47148

reminds me of a when my cohabitating then-girlfriend said to me "nice pants!" I was going to say "thanks! i bet they'd look great crumpled on your bedroom floor" but then i remembered... she's seen them crumpled on the bedroom floor, along with some horts and assorted other laund...
by kirkjerk
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 32034

I'm sick of deaf and blind traffic lights that, even in the dead at night, will cause me to wait, idling at an intersection empty save for my own car. besides some grid logic to communicate with each other, couldn't we put in some AI that would let the thing figure out that there's only traffic on o...
by kirkjerk
Thu May 03, 2007 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 114801

To answer the question, "Where are you from?" My home town was up in the north in AOL, once I started school I decided to go to Wikipedia U. After graduation, I explored the world a little bit, I spent a lot of time on the islands between the Sea of Memes and the Ocean of Subcultures. I f...
by kirkjerk
Thu May 03, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 114801

dumb question, where is the merchandise? is it theoretical or here already? I know someone was mentioning international shipping...
by kirkjerk
Wed May 02, 2007 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 114801

So this, of course, is well in the tradition of sheer brilliance that keeps us coming back to xkcd.

Anyone up for making a clickable ImageMap??
by kirkjerk
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Schrödinger's Cat Macro
Replies: 11
Views: 4529

I wonder how long it would have taken me to catch on if the subject hadn't "spoiler'd" the cartoon. I was shocked -- SHOCKED -- at how few non-geeks get Schrodinger's Cat references. I was in a yoga class, full of reasonably smart and educated people, mostly in their 30s and 40s. The instr...
by kirkjerk
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd ripoff-- err, homage-- from my site today
Replies: 8
Views: 4002

Step one: please never use a forward slash (/) to mean more than one thing in a single post Step two: This is a forum, taking time to post incurs no penalty and is, in fact, a good thing Step three: just use paint. one: mea culpa on the overloaded slash thing! (Actually I hadn't noticed starting to...
by kirkjerk
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd ripoff-- err, homage-- from my site today
Replies: 8
Views: 4002

Try having different panels as a single image. I like it, though! Yeah, some of it's a mix of laziness / irritation w/ doing certain tasks w/ gimp (I'm more used to an ancient version of paint shop pro) / irritation doing certain things w/ my laptop in "tablet" mode.... where does Gimp hi...
by kirkjerk
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd ripoff-- err, homage-- from my site today
Replies: 8
Views: 4002

xkcd ripoff-- err, homage-- from my site today

From my daily quotes-and-links site http://kisrael.com http://www.kisrael.com/journal.aux/2007.04.26.xkcd1.gif http://www.kisrael.com/journal.aux/2007.04.26.xkcd2.gif http://www.kisrael.com/journal.aux/2007.04.26.xkcd3.gif My excuse for the lameness of the joke is that it came to me in a dream... it...

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