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by Duban
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 13234

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

Is anyone else enjoying the torrent of giant blue names surrounding the traditionally right leaning Hispanic communities of LA?

Gee, perhaps pissing off your own base wasn't such a good idea...
by Duban
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23514

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland"? Normally it's either United Kingdom OR Great Britain but the real reason why I'm posting is that "Southern Ireland" is actually "Republic of Ireland" or "Ireland". In fact the constitution of the country...
by Duban
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 16094

Re: 1433: "Lightsaber"

by Duban
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1420: "Watches"
Replies: 88
Views: 20615

Re: 1420: "Watches"

The iWatch is far from the first smart watch to come out. You know what happened to all the other smartwatch designs before it? They died because the smart watch is a TERRIBLE idea. Smart devices are too heavy to put on a wrist watch and smart phones can do pretty much anything a smart watch can do,...
by Duban
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37942

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

After a few scrolls, the Chrome tab is using 900MB of RAM. Nice memory killer. EDIT: Oh and also a reminder, you need to disable HTTPS Everywhere for any interactive xkcd comics to work. I know, right? By the time I was done it was using more memory than Planetside 2. http://i.imgur.com/MilwxCe.png
by Duban
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 69817

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

I'll try to explain this in a more relatable way. Ok, place a mirror behind you and make sure you're looking in the same direction as the mirror "with the mirrior on your back". We can agree that the right side of the mirror shows the right side of your back and the left side of the mirror...
by Duban
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30853

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I should be studying for an exam, but I'll just check out this Kerbal Space Program first... KSP is awesome. Hereis a link to an awesome Bomber and an ICBM I made in KSP. http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/forum/showthread.php/14428-Kylia-Inc-Weapons-division?highlight=kylia Here's a link to a massive M...
by Duban
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptor Robots?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3475

Re: Velociraptor Robots?!

IcedT wrote:Personally, I think we should make EVERYTHING be more similar to velociraptors.

That's a terrible idea, think of the consequences. One day the velociraptor apocalypse is going to come and our velociraptor hunting tanks, based on velocirapator designs, will side with them.
by Duban
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Applying soon for an internship at some tech companies...
Replies: 8
Views: 5481

Re: Applying soon for an internship at some tech companies..

I've been interviewing for a job as a CS graduate lately and you can expect to be asked two of the following questions. ("What can you bring to the company?" OR "Why would I hire you over someone else?") AND "Why do you want to work for our company?" You should prepare ...
by Duban
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40151

Re: 0965: "Elements"

I never watched the show, so I'm not exactly sure how this element bending works, but it seems to me that carbon benders would be pretty scary. Or anyone who can control any of the essential elements in the human body. That's one thing I never really got... Couldn't the water benders just bend the ...
by Duban
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40151

Re: 0965: "Elements"

My vote for least harmful element bending would be helium, unless you consider dying from embarassment from speaking with it in your lungs fatal. Who would win in a fight, Avatar Ang, or Bender B. Rodriguez? I disagree. I think helium bending would be the best element to bend. Having helium bending...
by Duban
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40151

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Oh, here is a link to where you can watch it if anyone is interested. It's really good.

Link redacted. Not sure how legal it is, so erring on the side of caution.
by Duban
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40151

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Show? Sorry, dude, The Last Airbender is a very famous movie by M. Night Shyamalan. I know that because I watch movies and I know stuff. [/Randall] Was that a joke of some kind? The movie was a big pile of bull **** with horrible scripting, acting, and name pronunciation. The show is Avatar: The La...
by Duban
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran funds Mexican Drug Cartel for Assassination Attempt
Replies: 39
Views: 5570

Re: Iran funds Mexican Drug Cartel for Assassination Attempt

The FBI has been pretty busy lately in the home-made terrorist department, uncovering all kinds of plots from people who wouldn't have a clue how to start if the FBI didn't tell how. I guess funding for homeland security is good, so they are looking very hard for domestic enemies of the state. I be...
by Duban
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 280577

Re: Attack and Defend

I enjoy it.

I attack the next poster with burnt poo at the end of a stick.
by Duban
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychopaths (info and experiences)
Replies: 54
Views: 15528

Re: Psychopaths (info and experiences)

Also, psychopaths have no fear They perhaps don't have an emotional reaction to fear, but I understand that most psychopaths meticulously spend their entire lives ensuring that no one will discover their condition . One can have a rational concern for their own wellbeing, and not be ostracized as d...
by Duban
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychopaths (info and experiences)
Replies: 54
Views: 15528

Re: Psychopaths (info and experiences)

I think the best way to combat this is by having an effective legal system so that crime doesn't pay. And good education so that the psychopaths know crime doesn't pay. Also, if your greatest worry is their manipulativeness, it's not a problem unique to psychopaths. Many non-psychopaths that are ot...
by Duban
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DADT to end one minute after midnight (Tuesday)
Replies: 40
Views: 5670

Re: DADT to end one minute after midnight (Tuesday)

Ugh... Next thing you know they'll allow women to vote. What is this country coming to? I hear that in some state, interracial couples and even gays can get married. Moral decay! Yup, my home state of Connecticut is a bastion of moral decay and the breakdown of society. Homosexuals don't just get c...
by Duban
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Capturing Asteroids in Earths' Orbit for Mining
Replies: 72
Views: 7867

Re: Capturing Asteroids in Earths' Orbit for Mining

You can always use a centrifuge for separating if you need to, but it takes more energy than just letting gravity do the work. I suspect some parts of manufacturing would be easier and some would be harder than on Earth. The trick would be to space-manufacture things that that are intensive on the ...
by Duban
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pakistan lets China see US helicopter
Replies: 40
Views: 5058

Re: Pakistan lets China see US helicopter

Sardia, perhaps I am wrong, but you seem to think that Europe was once far richer than the US, then the US invested in education, then the US became rich. I'm not necessarily arguing or agreeing with the rest of your post, but I have 1 thing to say to this statement http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/corr...
by Duban
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0934: "Mac/PC"
Replies: 157
Views: 36645

Re: 0934: "Mac/PC"

Yup, they're pretty much indistinguishable now except for two things. 1) Mac's cost 2-3 times more for the same hardware. 2) Macs have the better media software. Ironically, the only reason they have better media software is because companies make their media software for the Mac OS. The only reason...
by Duban
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm
Replies: 63
Views: 9675

Re: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm

Excuse me, isn't high school voluntary in the US? Why the fuck not just kick her sorry ass out and tell her to enjoy a life on minimums wage? Seriously, if people gets suspended 40 days in the first year, they are not suited for high school and for everyones sake they should just be kicked out. The...
by Duban
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wealth gap grows/BBC doesn't understand statistics
Replies: 57
Views: 5646

Re: Wealth gap grows/BBC doesn't understand statistics

I don't see what is wrong with dividing the medians. It tells you the difference between a typical white person and a typical black person, which is what you want to know. The issue is that "typical" doesn't mean "50th percentile." If there are clumps, rather than a smooth gradi...
by Duban
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: To war!
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: To war!

I begin with the Island of Kylia. Rather than try to beat my opponent's outright I play the Economy game. After being attacked it was easy to convince the, foolish, leader of the most powerful nation on the planet another nation was massing WMDs thus leading them into two guerilla wars at a massive ...
by Duban
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: MS Paint Game: Doug's Race
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

MS Paint Game: Doug's Race

Meet Doug #1: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/duban/Doug1.jpg Doug is a member of a race of creatures that will be faced with many challenges over the course of this game. Your goal is alter him so his race can survive the challenge presented by the poster above you. Then you put forward the ...
by Duban
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 10 spatial dimensions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4975

Re: 10 spatial dimensions?

I'm not asking how valid this prediction by M-theory is. I'm actually just wondering what this literally means, because I imagined the definition of "dimensions" as minimum number of coordinates to define any given event. Accordingly, it's an entirely axiomatic thing, because there's no w...
by Duban
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 45725

Re: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question

Well, if you think humans are just machines with an extremely complex AI there's no reason to think we can't make a robot with reasoning as complex as a human. I mean, we are just machine too. Extremely complicated machines, but still machines. Our mear existance proves that a machine with this leve...
by Duban
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if there were incontrovertible proof of God?
Replies: 246
Views: 27146

Re: What if there were incontravertible proof of God?

Honestly I don't think undeniable proof that an all powerful deity does not exist would change much. The atheists and scientists would just keep doing what we've been doing. The moderate religious people would probably be somewhat disappointed but not change much. The fundamentalists who might actua...
by Duban
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Solar Cycle 24 flops, SC25 cancelled
Replies: 12
Views: 3744

Re: Solar Cycle 24 flops, SC25 cancelled

I'm always a bit mystified when people claim the sun can't have an effect on our climate. Without the sun, it would be almost 300 degrees colder here on earth. Obviously even a tiny change in solar irradiation will have a huge impact. Of course sunspots is not the same as solar irradiation. But the...
by Duban
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882548

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: The sun going nova blasts the two of you in opposite directions so neither of you will have a partner to keep you company for the rest of eternity.
by Duban
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligations
Replies: 40
Views: 4233

Re: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligati

If you're discussing the opinion of the U.S. as overly militant, then yes, Western Hemisphere does count. And, I'm really sure Latin America is just all peachy on the Monroe Doctrine. Plus, in terms of the Balklans, force was used despite diplomatic action still being available. And, the use of for...
by Duban
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligations
Replies: 40
Views: 4233

Re: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligati

[sarcasm] Yeah, that's so unfair, considering you to like fighting just because you do most of the fighting. [/sarcasm] If Europe being less willing to invade random countries on dubious pretexts also dissuades the US from invading random countries on dubious pretexts, that seems like a win. Hey, m...
by Duban
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 21414

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

Why is there suffering in this world? Simple answer: Because no deity exists and people are frequently at the whim of bad luck. Complex answer: 3 pages of "to bring out the best in people", "bad things happen because people are bad", and "He must be so beyond our understand...
by Duban
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder
Replies: 85
Views: 9420

Re: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder

I would just like to point out that the term "life sentence" means a minimum of 20 years with possibility of parole at an undetermined time after that. "Life without parole" is the term it's being confused with. Also, correction to the OP. The change has never been given to someo...
by Duban
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 21414

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies. You mean like the death and suffering of millions of innocent people, countless children among them? How can you consider the opportunity to preach and help after a terrible tragedy as something even remotely good? Why is losing a chess...
by Duban
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 280577

Re: Attack and Defend

Earlier in the day I switched the can to flesh colored spray paint so nobody even notices.

I overclock the next poster's computer so badly that it explodes in his face.
by Duban
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 21414

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

Ok, morals and ethics are a sketchy and subjective thing. I think there's a much better way to argue against the 3 big monotheistic religions such as Christianity. Answer the three questions below. What part of this universe do we need a sentient creator to explain? In this vast universe, far beyond...
by Duban
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dare: No Backspace
Replies: 217
Views: 22599

Re: Dare: No Backspace

'יט ןד טםור פםדא קגןאקגת why is your post edited Duban? that sounds like [i]cheating[\i]. Because I wanted to add to my post, and it didn't seem prudent to make an entirely new post for an, meant a, single sentance. Would seem like kinda o bitch scratch that. Would seem like kind of a bitch to have...
by Duban
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dare: No Backspace
Replies: 217
Views: 22599

Re: Post with no typos

Heh I doubt it, you peobably edited that post anyway. Yes, i know i hit e instrad of r... and there i just did the opposite...grr... anyway ...meow? you know the space is ssupposed to come after the triple dot... right? Pretty close, would have been better if my bird didn't jump on m ,meant my inst...
by Duban
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882548

Re: Good News, Bad News

Good News: It's not completely eternal. After a few billion years the sun will eventually go nova, ejecting you into the cold reaches of space.

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