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by damaless
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 22021

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

Soulreaverm wrote:
Kal wrote:I think Randall has sold out.
Only "Jessie's Girl" was ever on Guitar Hero. He shouldn't have any knowledge about the other three songs.


Well, the other three songs are on Singstar. That's probably close enough.


Oh damn, I didn't notice this post. :(
by damaless
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 22021

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

I think Randall has sold out. Only "Jessie's Girl" was ever on Guitar Hero. He shouldn't have any knowledge about the other three songs. It's OK - I think the rest are on Sing Star (I can confirm the songs I touch myself and Come on Eileen off the top of my head, and it's easily conceivab...
by damaless
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153742

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

This comic is actually closely related to the concept of "stereotype threat" where essentially, members of groups stereotypically worse at something end up doing worse than the majority when reminded that they are a member of that group, supposedly out of (unconscious) fear of confirming t...
by damaless
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 107937

Re: "Helping" Discussion

insight: okay, i registered to post this also.... The worst I ever got was an attempted xanax + alcohol overdose..... When you are seriously depressed, people coming up to you to see how you are, are ask if you're alright, or see if they can help is absolutely the WORST thing that can happen...it W...
by damaless
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 107937

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Martial wrote:Emotions suck. Seriously; life's much better without them.


I would argue that life without emotions is not comparable to life with emotions.
by damaless
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Along the lines of "Petals Around the Rose"
Replies: 76
Views: 18083

Ok, is this a pencil?

Code: Select all

^~^---~~^^^
by damaless
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 32411

Has anyone else found themselves in the habit of adhering to the small talk as conversation-opener tradition and then carrying on to talk about real content? "Hey, what's up?" "Not much, you?" "Not much." "I applied to a job today, and it's actually looking pretty ...
by damaless
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0229: "Graffiti"
Replies: 223
Views: 65044

Re: "Graffiti" discussion

Sometimes I write notes to myself in the future. I address myself as "future self" and refer to the person writing the note as "past self", so that when my future self reads the note it's like a different person left it for him. When I do this, I worry that my future self will b...
by damaless
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Along the lines of "Petals Around the Rose"
Replies: 76
Views: 18083

I think it has to do with the phrasing of the question or statement asking if it's a pencil. Am I on the right track?
by damaless
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Planetarium
Replies: 0
Views: 2546

Planetarium

This is kind of a cool puzzle site. It's kind of weird in that there are 12 parts to the puzzle, but you start with access only to part 1. After a week you gain access to part 2, and so on. On the 13th week, you gain access to the puzzle forums. After that, you can no longer log in with that accoun...
by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

Maybe you are too focused on assuming that I am just trying to twist your words and prove you wrong. I never said that the variant that you are considering is not worth discussion or consideration, I only said that it is a variant. That in the original blue eyes puzzle, the solution is clear, hesita...
by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

This isn't a problem that takes into account people's fears and hesitations. You aren't to take this into account. This is still a puzzle, and it's still part of the same thread because it's still about the puzzle. See? That's what I was talking about, ringobob. Now here is a true internet denizen!...
by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I come to you all with yet another problem.
Replies: 111
Views: 19444

Hey baby, want a prune? How 'bout a date?
by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445565

by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

This isn't a problem that takes into account people's fears and hesitations. The reason why "people" and "eye colour" is used is because it's a useful analogy to the abstract logic/mathematical problem this is. If you want to come up with a new puzzle that does take into account ...
by damaless
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 32411

So over dinner with my boyfriend's parents we came up with some new awkward responses.

"How are you?"
"It's very kind of you to ask, considering.."

And if they pry about what's the matter, you can say "I shouldn't talk about it.. don't you think?"
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

No, Canadian dollars. No need to be jealous. ;)
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

I didn't mean to discourage you from trying to solve logic puzzles, I just wanted you to understand that the people still leave even if the Guru only says it once. :(
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

Wait, I thought the tribal meeting only happened once. edit: Yeah, I went back and looked. The Guru is allowed to speak once (let's say at noon), on one day in all their endless years on the island. Emphasis mine. The Guru only needs to say this once for 100 people to leave on the 100th day. Imagine...
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Piers Anthony and the sexism thereof
Replies: 45
Views: 12521

I'm not used to being on a forum where it's not necessarily that if someone quotes you they either adamantly agree or disagree with you! :P
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1194081

Yoko Kanno - Didn't it Rain
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Piers Anthony and the sexism thereof
Replies: 45
Views: 12521

I've never read any of his works. I'm just speaking in a general sense.
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

I'm a co-op student at my university, so every other term I do a job which is at least vaguely related to my studies. The least I've been paid for a job like this is $12/hr, but then again, I'm Canadian. If it's just something you'll be doing instead of nothing, then the amount you get paid doesn't ...
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2863403

I lose. The game is something that everyone is playing, has been playing, and will be playing. When you remember that you're playing the game, you lose, and you have to announce that you lose. You have 10 minutes to forget or you lose again. (The time varies)
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424629

Don't get me wrong , it's not that I'm saying anyone who doesn't understand the explained answer is stupid. It just makes me really sad that they don't teach induction in high school math. edit: Also, something I find really interesting on a psychological level is that some people subtly let on tha...
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Piers Anthony and the sexism thereof
Replies: 45
Views: 12521

I'm not making any claims about his ability as an author or the quality of his work. I'm just saying that if his female characters tend to act a certain way it doesn't necessarily reflect his actual views on the female gender. :P
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Piers Anthony and the sexism thereof
Replies: 45
Views: 12521

In my opinion, authors that portray women in a certain way throughout their books aren't necessarily sexist. It doesn't necessarily mean that that is how they view all women to be, it might just be that those are the kinds of characters they want to have in their work. It could mean they're closed-m...
by damaless
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ridiculously Circuitous Subject Name
Replies: 37
Views: 7591

I lose again!
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615542

hermaj wrote:(This is my friend's baby from a couple of pages ago, where we are pulling faces at each other. Also Damaless, that is a pretty awesome picture! :D)


Haha thanks, I like it too.
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Game!
Replies: 133
Views: 33737

underwhelmingly extemporaneous One hit. Are these common enough? Speak up if either is unfamiliar. Edit: underwhelmingly interpolation also gets one. Firefox doesn't like underwhelmingly for some reason, although it accepts both underwhelming and overwhelmingly. Two hits now. The new one is this th...
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1229504

Image

Bugs defeat alpha-testing. >.>
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2863403

Confession: I am a huge fractal geek, hence the random post about the Mandelbrot set in the e^i*pi thread in the comic forum.
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0217: "e To The Pi Minus Pi"
Replies: 86
Views: 49413

Cool math fact that will take a bit of explaining (though I'm not going to prove it even though I have a good idea of the outline of the proof): The Mandelbrot Set orders the rational numbers from 0 to 1. The Mandelbrot set consists of all values of c on the complex plane for which the orbit of 0 fo...
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0223: "Valentine's Day"
Replies: 82
Views: 30751

The attitude of hating Valentine's Day for the sake of hating it really annoys me. I can understand if you've recently been through a breakup and you're seeing all these couples around you and it reminds you of good times you don't have any more, it might be a little sad. But all these people who ar...
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ridiculously Circuitous Subject Name
Replies: 37
Views: 7591

I lose. :(
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615542

Me and my cousin's baby, from a year and a bit ago.

Image
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2863403

When I was little I wrote a book and drew pictures about how much I loved bugs and how awesome they were. I have no memory of doing this. Today, and as far as I remember, I've been terrified of and hated all sorts of crawly things.
by damaless
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615542

Blammo?
by damaless
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2863403

Conflicting responses! Ohnoes. Truth is I don't actually think it's all that pathetic and nerdy in the first place; it's cold outside, I don't have any new books to read, my friends are at work, and I don't feel like drawing. It just sounds pathetic and nerdy and for some reason people (often) respo...
by damaless
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0173: "Movie Seating"
Replies: 66
Views: 27515

My boyfriend had a program written to allow him to add entries to a social network diagram with a line of text. The code would manipulate the diagram to try to show up as cleanly as possible. There were various kinds of lines attaching nodes: one way arrows, two way arrows, dotted lines, bold lines...

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