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by tpow
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73179

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

Where is chatroulette?

edit: The sheer amount of work that went into this comic is redonkulous.
by tpow
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas GOP up to no good... again
Replies: 125
Views: 14249

Re: Texas GOP up to no good... again

The sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death. Wait... They oppose death penalty ? That's a great news ! They only support the protection of "innocent human life." Uh, actually that quote begs to differ... The overvi...
by tpow
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas GOP up to no good... again
Replies: 125
Views: 14249

Re: Texas GOP up to no good... again

The sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death. Wait... They oppose death penalty ? That's a great news ! They only support the protection of "innocent human life." Also, just a few contradictions I have found: -Suppo...
by tpow
Thu May 06, 2010 1:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I Am Legend.
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: I Am Legend.

But unlike the measles virus in movie, I can't speak for the book, parvoviruses aren't naturally virulent in humans with the exception of one strain that only produces mild symptoms. However, they are particularly virulent in puppies: 80% mortality rate. :( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parvovirus
by tpow
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans
Replies: 71
Views: 6133

Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans

Story from the ney york times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/world/middleeast/07yemen.html?scp=1&sq=obama%20assassination&st=cse U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric By SCOTT SHANE Published: April 6, 2010 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary ste...
by tpow
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Macroscopic Quantum System!
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: Macroscopic Quantum System!

I'm not a physicist, but I thought Schrodinger's Cat was superseded by the concept of the infinite branching of parallel dimensions and the quantum suicide machine. Basically the idea being that a universe is created for all possibilities and the universes are only really untwined when a set of eve...
by tpow
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Macroscopic Quantum System!
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Macroscopic Quantum System!

From Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-03/first-visible-quantum-mechanical-system-could-finally-let-cat-out-box When we think of quantum mechanics, we often think of the very small and the very theoretical. Take Schrodinger's Cat for instance; it's an interesting th...
by tpow
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 70078

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

Apteryx wrote:I am no mathematician, probably the diametric opposite in fact, so can someone explain to me, how anyone COULD prove this theory.

What would a proof entail?.



Induction perhaps?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction


edit: ninja'd...
by tpow
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221073

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Opera ftw!! Its very polished and runs very smoothly. Also you can store 9 websites on the speed dial. I used to be a die-hard firefox user till it stopped loading facebook correctly... Also theres a new browser i just heard about- orca [ http://www.orcabrowser.com/ ] which seems kinda neat. I haven...
by tpow
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Massive earthquake in Chile, tsunami feared
Replies: 20
Views: 3135

Re: Massive earthquake in Chile, tsunami feared

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Does anyone know if any tsunami has hit Hawaii from this?



A friend of mine in Hawaii says the tsunami was about 3 ft high.
by tpow
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 31808

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

serrath wrote:Someone please explain the waffle cone joke to me.



It seems that Mrs. Lenhart likes to drink her box wine out of waffle cones (which would be a bad idea since anyone who has ever eaten ice cream out of waffle cones knows that once the ice cream melts it begins to leak)
by tpow
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 37192

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

squall_line wrote:It took about 35 posts for the word to show up, 34 posts before it showed up again, and now another 3 posts before someone (this guy, right here) points out that

Spoiler:
There is NO SUCH THING as CENTRIFUGAL FORCE




Thank you.

http://www.xkcd.com/123/
by tpow
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 76260

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Strip Mao anyone?

I can't believe it hadn't come up yet on this thread.
by tpow
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 33208

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

Obama was born in Indonesia, but Indonesia was secretly annexed by the US 50 years ago, so he was a natural-born citizen. Actually he was born off the coast of Venezuela in a small deep ocean fishing boat. Source: Google Maps (Hawai'i and Kenya are ~6000 miles apart. The halfway point is Venezuela.)
by tpow
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NBA Thread - with 99.9999% less posters
Replies: 62
Views: 7357

Re: NBA Thread - with 99.9999% less posters

Personally, NCAA basketball has always been more appealing to me than the NBA. It's less "give me da ball" and more team oriented. But I still enjoy a game now and then. Teams I like to see do well- the hornets, bucks, suns, celtics, thunder, and bulls. Teams I like to see lose- the lakers...
by tpow
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 101636

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

:shock: my head asplode...
by tpow
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: God, as it turns out, looks a lot like you
Replies: 67
Views: 7081

Re: God, as it turns out, looks a lot like you

If you draw that triangle on a sphere it could happen. Not sure what the sphere represents, though.


The sphere, or circle rather, symbolizes the continuity of God- that he was always here, is here, and always will be.

SOURCE: 13 years of education at a catholic school.
by tpow
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fusion Power maybe? (and other experimental power sources)
Replies: 65
Views: 5770

Re: Fusion Power maybe?

He is completing his dissertation for a PhD in physics from the University of Nevada. His experience in working with the z-pinch machine, which, like the DPF, produces dense plasma and his knowledge of the instrumentation needed for such dense plasma will be particularly valuable on our project. I ...
by tpow
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Peruvian gang murders people for their fat
Replies: 37
Views: 3277

Re: Peruvian gang murders people for their fat

This gang could make more money if they advertised this as liposuction. That way, they get paid by the people to take their fat and then they sell it and make, possibly, twice the money. And if you dont kill them, you are looking at repeat customers.
by tpow
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church in STL; Counter-protest scheduled
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Westboro Baptist Church in STL; Counter-protest scheduled

Ugh, I wish I would have heard about this sooner. I going to college in St Louis, but my only means of transportation is public transit and I'm not close at all to that particular high school. The Westboro Baptist Church disgusts me in ways only a few people can.
by tpow
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dallas Judge rules tx ban on gay marriage unconstitutional
Replies: 178
Views: 11294

Re: Dallas Judge rules tx ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

The ruling by the texas governor is the first step in striking down the completely unconstitutional DOMAS that many states have passed. The Full Faith and Credit Clause ensures that when you go from state to state your licenses (driving, marriage, business, et al) are still viable. States are obliga...
by tpow
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman to wed roller coaster
Replies: 64
Views: 4868

Re: Woman to wed roller coaster

Who exactly is performing the marriage?
And how will the roller-coaster sign the license?
by tpow
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10218

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

naked guy, nothing to grapple him down with, high and acting threatening around young children The only thing you're sure of is that he was naked. You have no idea how compos mentis he was, Terminator imaginings regardless, nor how threatening, nor whether he was actually anywhere near those childr...
by tpow
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New dinosaurs found in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: New dinosaurs found in Australia

The video seemed to insinuate that Banjo was a solitary predator.
Therefore velociraptors would still be scarier by virtue of their pack-like nature.
by tpow
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Easily grossed out? You're more likely a conservative"
Replies: 44
Views: 4405

Re: "Easily grossed out? You're more likely a conservative"

Gelsamel, here's a nice chart of American political views:


http://politicalcompass.org/images/bothaxes.gif
by tpow
Thu May 28, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NBA playoffs.
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: NBA playoffs.

I wanted to see nuggets cavs, but lebron's teammates better step it up. he might be the king but hes not superman. only 8 teams have come back to win conference championships after being down 3-1. I think the nuggets will beat the lakers in 7 magic probably win in 6 7 games for nuggets v magic- magi...
by tpow
Mon May 25, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 34876

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Coming from a private school that I chose to go to, I rather enjoyed our rallies. But we didn't have much cheerleaders, so the student gov't/leadership kids put it all together. Seeing as we were a private school, most of the kids knew and/or hung out with students from all the schools in the area. ...
by tpow
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39400

Re: "Swine Flu" Discussion

From an Associated Press article: "There also were indications that the outbreak may have spread beyond the school, with two people hospitalized and officials closing a school for autistic kids down the street. Those two hospitalizations are in addition to the five hospitalizations announced by...

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