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by Jourdy289
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 165396

0941: "Depth Perception"

Image

Whoops, forgot Alt-Text"

"I've looked at clouds from both sides now."

OK, along with the idea is SICK. In a good way.
Um, no pun intended...
by Jourdy289
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39944

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

trent kersting wrote:First Post... I've read this comic regularly since around 100, and this comic finally forced me to post.

Simply awesome. My favorite comic yet.


Same here, I very rarely come here, but this... This is art.
by Jourdy289
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0787: "Orbiter"
Replies: 86
Views: 25581

Re: "Orbiter" discussion

*COUGH* Sorry, didn't know that rule :oops:
by Jourdy289
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0787: "Orbiter"
Replies: 86
Views: 25581

0787: "Orbiter"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/orbiter.png Alt text="Normally, the Shuttle can't quite safely reach the orbital inclination required to pass over both those points from a Canaveral launch, but this is an alternate history in which either it launches from Vandenburg or everyone hates the Outer Ban...
by Jourdy289
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30322

Re: "Study" discussion

0.o Wow, that sounds fun :lol:
by Jourdy289
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 33780

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

I got a crack from this one, with the little lights in the right pattern.
by Jourdy289
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0711: "Seismograph"
Replies: 83
Views: 19340

Re: "Seismograph" Discussion

I got a crack out of this one, but I think it'd have to be wired into the ground, right?
by Jourdy289
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 16465

Re: Nowhere

Avelion wrote:
Shale wrote:Dinosaurs aren't really a "where."


If we truly live in an infinite universe they are.


L.O.L, made me think of Restaurant at the End of the Universe- just finished reading it :mrgreen:

Thus, the nearest dino could be a few inches away ;-)
by Jourdy289
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...
Replies: 42
Views: 6802

Re: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...

Cool, I downloaded the ISO of one and mounted it on a CD. I can't believe they're Open Source now. Blows my mind...
by Jourdy289
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 67378

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

Uh, Randal, what are you doing in my head? I just got HL2 a few weeks ago ($2 at Good Will and a few hours of some questionabally legal maneuvers involving falsifying a receipt and other such things) and have been playing it non-stop. Quadripedman, get out of MY head! I got Age of Empires at Goodwi...
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32020

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Get out of my head Randall! A couple days ago I favorited the trailer for War Games on Youtube, and a couple weeks ago I saw the sequel: "War Games: The Dead Code" This is truly insane.
Truly. :mrgreen:
BTW, do you think they used LISP?
IDK, for AI+love, you need LIPS!
by Jourdy289
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 74602

Re: "Reno Rhymes" Discussion

Mr Walrus wrote:I never shot a man in Reno.

You're all going to jail.

LOL, good one!
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0225: "Open Source"
Replies: 71
Views: 29068

Re: "Open Source" discussion

That entire article is full of wrongness, starting with the title. Stallman was there to talk about DRM, and only mentioned free software to the limited extent that other people brought it up. And the statement that students thought that Stallman was being extreme is also untrue. This is one of the...
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 74602

Re:

Lani wrote:Ha ha ha ha! I do this sort of thing with my friends all the time too.

Also, thank you thank you thank you for using the correct plural form of "cactus". I hate hearing "cactuses".


I shot a man in Reno who was making children high.
by Jourdy289
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196510

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

SecondTalon wrote:Alright, erring on the side of people who've watched the show yet not had a chance to see the film, use spoilers.

ok!!
by Jourdy289
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Reynolds as Hal Jordan?
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Captain Reynolds as Hal Jordan?

An *excellent* fan-made Green Lantern trailer. (WB is supposed to be releasing a GL movie in 2011.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hTiRnqnvDs to see the mashup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIyx09htG8U&feature=related 0:49 is from Daredevil! http://www.fishforums.net/style_emoticons/default/...
by Jourdy289
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: When environmentalists legitmize plunder
Replies: 14
Views: 3822

Re: When environmentalists legitmize plunder

This article has a marxist bias,but it opened my eyes to how corporations can pose as "Green" companies: http://www.swans.com/library/art15/barker12.html I can also say I lost a lot of respect for Jane Goodall. And there's this most recent example: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/busine...
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Microsoft at E3 2009: Project Natal and "Milo"
Replies: 35
Views: 6010

Re: Microsoft at E3 2009: Project Natal and "Milo"

I think the success of Project Natal is going to be contingent on its versatility. If it's just a gimmicky thing that is clumsy and poorly done, it will fall through. However, if it is actually pretty precise and functional, and gets a few good games behind it, I could see it taking off. It will ce...
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196510

Re: Firefly

I would just like to thank everyone who completely spoiled Wash's death for me. I thought that reading a Firefly thread, as opposed to a Serenity thread, having watched all of Firefly, I wouldn't have to worry about spoilers. Just saying. I just got round to watching Serenity too now. And I kep...
by Jourdy289
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196510

Re: Firefly

I was also quite surprised that the Reavers only really feature prominently in the first half of the series. The Objects in Space and Serenity (movie) commentaries by Whedon alone are great, but EVERY DVD should include a commentary by Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion together. Even the ones they did...
by Jourdy289
Thu May 28, 2009 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44727

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

ASCII Version: .............................................................. .. .. .. .......... .. ..... ... ..... ... ... ....... ....... .. ... ..... ... ..... ... ..... ............................................................................... .............. ..... ......... .... ..... ... ...
by Jourdy289
Tue May 26, 2009 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: River Tam VS Cameron Phillips
Replies: 20
Views: 7170

Re: River Tam VS Cameron Phillips

BlackSails wrote:River can kill you with her brain.


Exactly. A Terminator can be stopped.

No power in the [uni]Verse can stop River.
by Jourdy289
Tue May 26, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 60715

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

I do wonder...
I loved this one!
by Jourdy289
Mon May 25, 2009 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0200: "Bill Nye"
Replies: 61
Views: 28742

Re:

Babbler wrote:I wouldn't be who I am without Bill Nye. And the Magic School Bus. That was so awesome.


Same here.
by Jourdy289
Mon May 25, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most geeky thing you've done recently.
Replies: 133
Views: 50140

Re: Most geeky thing you've done recently.

asad137 wrote:Built this:
Spoiler:
Image


Cool, what is it?
by Jourdy289
Mon May 25, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35412

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Interactive Civilian wrote:
aleflamedyud wrote:
On a slight digression, this is why I don't like the Olympics. It should be about the athletes, not which country they come from. IMHO.


Also agreed. :D
by Jourdy289
Mon May 25, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35412

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Eternal Density wrote:Ahh, the advantages of homeschooling...

Agreed.
by Jourdy289
Sun May 24, 2009 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator Salvation
Replies: 37
Views: 7168

Re: Terminator Salvation

Oi, haven't seen it yet, sounds interesting though! :mrgreen:
by Jourdy289
Fri May 22, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0057: "Wait For Me"
Replies: 17
Views: 6985

Re: "Wait For Me" Discussion

OK, is there a hidden reference I'm missing?
by Jourdy289
Fri May 22, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20207

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

bartonski wrote:Using a hammer to commit suicide? :shock:


I just noticed that!
by Jourdy289
Fri May 22, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American Idol
Replies: 0
Views: 557

American Idol

Who saw the ending?! If you missed it, I'll let you know that Kris won. That's right. Well, heading to Wikipedia, I made the million dollar edit! The second Kris won, I edited Wikipedia to say so! Here it is :arrow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_(season_8)#Top_2_-_The_contestant.E2.80.9...
by Jourdy289
Fri May 22, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20207

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

Ah, Mathnet, It's starting to fade from memory, but it was one of THE best childhood TV shows ever. My favorites: - "Less Than Zero" (he was an anti-hero) - That magician guy (Harry Blackstone?) - Mathman - Dirk Niblick of the Math Brigade - The Mathematics of Love (I Night, II Hearts...)...
by Jourdy289
Fri May 22, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20207

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

Teehee!
That was... interesting!
by Jourdy289
Thu May 21, 2009 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26238

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

As an aspiring opera singer and classical music enthusiast, I feel I must come out of lurking to promote an "opera electronica" I saw in LA a couple of summers ago: Eric Whitacre seems to have taken down the website for Paradise Lost, and a demo recording is in the works, but here's a vid...
by Jourdy289
Thu May 21, 2009 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26238

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

A modern musician would have a very hard time retaining the qualities of the original. Our ears have changed. Chords and progressions that sound good to us would be horrendous in their day. Yes, they would have had fun with the tools we have, but any modern composer wouldn't be able to reproduce th...
by Jourdy289
Wed May 20, 2009 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26238

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

achan1058 wrote:Reminds me of this clip of Mozart + James Bond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvlCu1_noTc

Excellence!
by Jourdy289
Wed May 20, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0135: "Substitute"
Replies: 84
Views: 67493

Re: THE REST OF THE TEST

I sent it to my math teacher, she loved it!
http://www.mbeckler.org/velociraptors/v ... ptors.html
That would be the answers...
I DO think Mr. Munroe should do more!
by Jourdy289
Wed May 20, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26238

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

I present to you all the techno-ish stylings of four hot chicks with stringed instruments. I mean Bond 8) Allegretto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul-WUgNSZ5k Adagio for Strings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ1AzVy3UqQ I like them, but IMO, they have nothing on Vanessa Mae! :mrgreen:
by Jourdy289
Wed May 20, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26238

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

I'm disappointed that "The Symphony" is culture but other kinds of music are not. If you're arguing that one culture is more valid or worthwhile than another, you are on seriously dangerous ground. I dunno, I read it as an issue of listening to only techno (panel 2). i.e. She's uncultured...
by Jourdy289
Tue May 19, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36133

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

No, to tag a shark, it can stay out of the water for a few minutes without getting hurt. I'm an aquarist (google it!) and I've heard of fish that jumped out of their tanks and managed to stay alive for quite some while...[*] Also, Bettas (see http://theaquariumwiki.com/Betta_splendens ) are capable...

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