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by MrGuy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29211

Re: 0967: Prairie

Also though, have they thought about using alternative wave sources, like, for instance, Corn waves? Perhaps by integration, they could achieve more caloric energy? All corn waves are also grain waves. All grain lasers use grain waves. Billy has a grain laser. Does Billy's laser use corn waves? A.)...
by MrGuy
Sun May 01, 2011 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"
Replies: 58
Views: 33534

Re: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"

The null hypothesis for this comic is that it is not funny to all readers (1). ... *yawn* ... Bias be damned, null hypothesis proven. I think a more interesting "null" hypothesis is "this comic is not funny". Now, there are comments from some people who claim to have found the c...
by MrGuy
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39219

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Personally, I would have listed The Matrix of "In the last millenium" for The Matrix. Now THAT'S old...
by MrGuy
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27594

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

HighSpeedFallingObjects wrote:Fahrenheit 451? Or . . . whatever temperature a Kindle catches on fire at?


Only one way to find out...
by MrGuy
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30265

Re: "Study" discussion

Looking at the number of strips that have been torn off, apparently kidney harvesting scams are a lot more popular than my games experiment :| Pfft. You can't trust ANYTHING about psych experiments. This may actually be a study to determine if the number of strips apparently taken influences the ra...
by MrGuy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26805

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Nikkimaria wrote:There's actually a related ad campaign going on for an airline that I use. They're promoting their frequent-flyer program with "WestJet dollars have only one seat restriction: You can't have the pilot's".


Aw, man. I HATE being the lousy co-pilot. :(
by MrGuy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26805

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

axilog14 wrote:Shortest alt-text ever?


Not even close. http://xkcd.com/25/
by MrGuy
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 27147

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

We should start hooking twitterites up to lie detectors to improve the accuracy of the system...
by MrGuy
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33779

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

Maybe if the way in which I push these buttons is witty enough someone will love me.
by MrGuy
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0711: "Seismograph"
Replies: 83
Views: 19335

Re: "Seismograph" Discussion

This is exactly how Dirk Gently would solve this sort of problem. I approve!
by MrGuy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0706: "Freedom"
Replies: 122
Views: 27702

Re: "Freedom" Discussion

What will you do with that freedom?
by MrGuy
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32051

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

NumberFourtyThree wrote:Consider this statement:
If this statement is true, then this statement is false.


No. I refuse to consider your statement. So there.

I win!
by MrGuy
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32051

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

There are a couple basic themes on xkcd, and some of the comics in this theme have become retarded. This one fits in the "random science and math that Randall just learned". It seems like he doesn't even have anything to say about things; he just wants to tell us all that he learned somet...
by MrGuy
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32051

Re: For those having trouble with the logic P^~P=>(your mom)

Terry Tao just buzzed this (you know, the Fields medal winning Mathematician). He has some insights into logic that may help those who are confused on this board. He's certainly more of an authority than anyone here can claim to be, and he's quite a bit more clear. (Hey look, its my first post and ...
by MrGuy
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32051

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

Let this be a lesson to all of you people who insist that .9999 repeating is NOT equal to one. See what can happen?

And you thought you were just being clever...
by MrGuy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37201

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

This comic is actually about procrastination. He's been collecting all this data over months-to-years, and only now is getting around to analyzing it and being surprised by the results. If he'd bothered to look at the dataset earlier, think of all the money and time wasted on dates he'd have saved! ...
by MrGuy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 33496

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

Speaking of the the comic, I always found conspiracy theorist rather silly. They'd rather believe that their country is so infallible, that it's more likely that their government secretly maneuvered thousands of people to behave just right, and not tell anyone, and spend millions/billions of dollar...
by MrGuy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 33496

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

aleflamedyud wrote:I see someone played Assassin's Creed II.

Also, JEWS DID 9/11 LOL. There, I said it.


Untrue. They were half Jewish.
by MrGuy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 33496

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

"A good compromise leaves everyone mad." -- Calvin (and Hobbes)
by MrGuy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 51986

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Special relativity implies time dilation: moving clocks go slower than stationary clocks. So let's say that you're standing still, and a racecar goes by you at half the speed of light - the racecar's clock goes slower than your clock. But actually, you and the racecar are on a train moving at half ...
by MrGuy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 51986

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Ahh, we finally have even Randall endorsing faith-based science. Note the lack of an attempt to actually refute the philosopher's claims, which could have easily been done. There are three major groups of reactions I've observed from someone who is starting to learn a new concept, have started to f...
by MrGuy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 51986

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

I just edited my post to make it even clearer, since apparently even some people at this very intelligent webcomic forum fail to understand my brilliance. To simplify and draw a diagram in words, I am standing still. Relative to me, the train is moving left to right at .5c. Relative to the train, t...
by MrGuy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 51986

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Joking aside, there's a serious problem pointed out by this comic. When the universe is being wrong, who do you call to complain?
by MrGuy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51406

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

i actually very recently got into an argument about this in a chat. turns out, the actual statistical definition of "implies" is different from the day to day usage, and it does actually mean "proves", which is what my argument was, that it does imply causation, but doesnt prove...
by MrGuy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51406

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

It used to be the case that when the developers told me "Response times for the website dropped by 40% after you moved us from a local disk to the filer," I'd change it back as soon as I could schedule the downtime (usually midnight that night). Now I respond "Wow, that's a really int...
by MrGuy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25600

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

There's a guy in the niegborhood who is a genius with the sketch. Here's some of his work. His site is http://www.michaelmcnevin.com/ http://www.michaelmcnevin.com/images/etchasketchofbagger.jpg http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/727/3ba/7273ba02-b894-4da1-8fe7-ce1e10a41d11.large-profile.jp...
by MrGuy
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0539: "Boyfriend"
Replies: 145
Views: 40910

Re: "Boyfriend" Discussion

Man, she needs to start dating this guy. http://xkcd.com/523/
by MrGuy
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30675

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

I usually say "I am not the one your are looking for. Move along" and wave my hand.

This is just as effective as "I know you're listening" in most circumstances, but has the additional advantage of being a permanent solution if it turns out I'm actually a Jedi.
by MrGuy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 30285

Re: "Party" Discussion

Yo dawg, I heard you like Oracle so I put a ');DROP TABLE ORDERS CASCADE CONSTRAINTS PURGE;COMMIT; in your order comments field so you can curse wildly while you try to find the backup tapes!
by MrGuy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 30285

Re: "Party" Discussion

Is there a single comic thread where no one does the whole "OMGZ Randall, get out of my head" thing? Seriously, it's old. And annoying. Nice comic, but I was hoping for a 2008 wrap-up graph-comic. You're totally missing the point. In 2009, we're taking "Oh me yarm Oh Randall get out ...

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