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by nomulous
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 27499

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

Reminds me of the "brb, volcano" type comments in IRC.
by nomulous
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16299

0656: "October 30th"

Image

title="Not enough houses on your block? Just hit them at 30-year intervals from here to 2300 and get 10x the candy."

Anyone who doesn't still dress up is lame.
by nomulous
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 38081

0653: "So Bad It's Worse"

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title="You think it's so legendarily bad that you'll torrent it and sit through it just for the kitchy nerd cred. I, too, once thought as you did."

I'm a little tired of graphs, Randall :/
by nomulous
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17455

0648: "Fall Foliage"

Image

title="And I could replace you with older pictures of you, from back when you looked happy."

But that would make it a photoshop! You'd be able to tell 'cause of the pixels.
by nomulous
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 59133

Re: "Scary" Discussion

Next it'll be "younger than YouTube" which was circa 2003 I think.
by nomulous
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86180

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

The joke is that they're both introverts? And one of them has a netbook and a blog?
by nomulous
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35684

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Aren't they one and the same? I always called it "alt-text," but when coding it, used the "title" code. Well yeah, but the alt attribute , which is actually required on all img tags, means something completely different. It's what the browser should display if the image is unava...
by nomulous
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35684

Re: "The Search" Discussion

I always thought it was an Alt text, because it displays like it. I only just checked the source code now, and it is indeed 'Title' text. But it's not a title! The text doesn't read 'The Search', therefore it is not a title. Maybe it just bothers me because I speak more HTML than English. You know ...
by nomulous
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35684

0638: "The Search"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_search.png http://xkcd.com/638/ title="I am so excited about the Kepler mission. This is the second most important thing our species has ever done, right behind inventing the concept of delivery pizza." Can I propose that in the future we call the "alt...
by nomulous
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24966

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Err, what? QuarterToTomorrow didn't say anything about you personally, just gave some facts. The "wrong" in bold and capitalized letters? That pretentious bullshit with the exact numbers of GeV and what not? That post has "haha, I'm smarter than you" written all over it. I would...
by nomulous
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Music while programming
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Music while programming

While programming, or working in any way, I can only listen to two things. Classical or Techno. Because neither typically have words, thus being less of a distraction.
by nomulous
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24966

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Yeah I knew that, smart ass. I bet belittling people on the internet using your slightly-above-average intelligence and access to Wikipedia makes you feel good about yourself, now doesn't it. Stop thinking you're so goddamned superior to everyone else. Because it just makes you look like a douchebag...
by nomulous
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24966

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Not sure if the part about the LHC and black holes in this game is true or not, but if it is, then shame on the makers of that game for inspiring fear in the general public when there already is too much. The LHC will not create a black hole, and as far as we know it is not dangerous in any conceiva...
by nomulous
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32436

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

sunami wrote:I read this twice as "psychiatrist" instead of "physicist". What does this say about me?


Same here. Maybe a psychiatrist could tell us why?
by nomulous
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28625

Re: "Form" discussion

He's probably referencing "Hofstadter's law" in particular, which was coined by Douglas Hofstadter: "It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law." Probably not, considering that particular quote of his isn't related in the least. Rand...
by nomulous
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 27529

Re: "2038" Discussion

Way to get in before me by not even posting a comment, you douche.

Edit: And no link either! What do the mods do in this situation? Whose post gets merged with whose?
by nomulous
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 27529

"2038" Discussion

On the other hand, all the smart people made big money selling anti-Y2K software that really did nothing more than give the purchaser a sense of security. Somebody explain the title text?
by nomulous
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 27111

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

I do this the other way around. When I'm talking and typing at the same time I say what I'm typing, I don't type what I'm saying.
by nomulous
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 127525

0603: "Idiocracy"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/idiocracy.png http://xkcd.com/603/ Alt-Text: People aren't going to change, for better or for worse. Technology's going to be so cool. All in all, the future will be okay! Except climate; we fucked that one up. A relatively optimistic view of things. I wonder, where does...
by nomulous
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32564

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

I fail to see how this is related to actual "Game Theory". Because Game Theory is about social interactions, and it's calculating how would someone successfully interact with a romantic setting. /facepalm. I thought Game Theory is only about "social interactions" when Mr. Nash i...
by nomulous
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: x^x = n, solving for x?
Replies: 18
Views: 2834

x^x = n, solving for x?

The other day I was trying to find mathematical equations that couldn't be solved algebraically, and I came across this in my head. If x^x (i.e. x to the power of x) is equal to a given number, let's say 10, how do you compute/calculate/find x? I've heard functions like x^x are called "tetratio...
by nomulous
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30512

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

The other post was created first, albeit without alt-text and proper title. Still, all posts should be resubmitted there (or moved by a mod).

Edit: http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=41476
by nomulous
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30512

Re: Overstimulated

I require an explanation of the entire comic from one of echochamber's higher intelligences.
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why?
Replies: 52
Views: 4330

Re: Why?

I want the world to know the answer!

Anybody use digg?

http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Why_80
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why?
Replies: 52
Views: 4330

Re: Why?

Exactly, GoodRudeFun! People put way too much importance on the cause of things. Although of course every particular event has a cause, it is very difficult to discover it, and for most things it doesn't really make any difference anyways. For the sake of scientific advancement however, I love to kn...
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: macbook problems
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: macbook problems

I work at an Authorized Apple Service Provider, and I see that kind of thing all the time. It's probably a busted video card. Tell her to bring it in to the closest Apple store or other authorized dealer, and they will replace it for free. Unfortunately, she may have to leave it with them for a few ...
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for a webhost (free)
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Looking for a webhost (free)

I agree with the above posters, Zymic is the best free host out there. You can register your own domain with them, and then I think you can create subdomains from that.
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why?
Replies: 52
Views: 4330

Why?

First off, we should have a philosophy forum.

Where would it be most appropriate to ask the question: why?

My vote: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Why%3F
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32564

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

sje46 wrote:Ahhh, love. I remember the first time I fell in love...


I don't know what that was, but damn did I ever enjoy it.
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32564

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Last comic the andriod girlfriend ditches him, now this... Anyone else think Randall went through some sort of a heartbreak recently? Are you crazy? He's the Randall Munroe. God of the internet. You'd be lucky to even know him, what kind of girl (or guy, for that matter) would do anything like what...
by nomulous
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32564

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

I fail to see how this is related to actual "Game Theory".
by nomulous
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 186997

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

I would love for this to happen! I mean, 4chan really needs to be put out of it's misery right about now.
by nomulous
Wed May 20, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26777

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

Eh, guys? In the midst of the rap, hip hop, and rock of today, techno is one of the only forms of modern "culture" still out there.

Also, techno loves orchestra stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBZyAb8gvE
by nomulous
Sun May 17, 2009 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 36894

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

This comic is too cynical for my liking. Randall, in your quest for comedy you have lost sight of what XKCD is really about, showing what it is to be human. And humans love.
by nomulous
Sun May 10, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help! I'm trying to get a 14 year old interested in Maths.
Replies: 52
Views: 7107

Re: Help! I'm trying to get a 14 year old interested in Maths.

I would recommend fascinating this 14 year old with phi, the golden ratio. It worked for me, and before my 15th birthday I was doing Calculus.

Don't know anything about it? Again, ask here.
by nomulous
Sun May 10, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python tutorial for a 14 year old.
Replies: 37
Views: 4274

Re: Python tutorial for a 14 year old.

Python is the way to go, no doubt about it. I actually started with PHP at 14, which was alright, but I soon discovered Python is the true god among languages. Start here: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Non-Programmer%27s_Tutorial_for_Python/Hello,_World And read it while doing these: http://projecteu...
by nomulous
Sun May 10, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2414317

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Already posted introduction as Zaraden. I'm just changing my account name. Nom.

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