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by NoodleIncident
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 358800

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Its the speed. I read the books at the pace of about a book a week. By the time I got to the red wedding, I was reading so quickly that for a good while I literally could not comprehend what had happened. It was the word "arrow" that caught my attention. Arrows. Hitting Robb. What? I came...
by NoodleIncident
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 25721

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Some kids movie had this as a minor plot point, except the kid controlled the spiders with different sounds to create a bridge. Pretty cool idea, but I bet we're better at making clothes out of web than spders could ever be.
by NoodleIncident
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2780907

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

I write posts to these forums in my head, then don't post them. Because... self esteem? Undiagnosed mental illness? I don't know. I also do this in real-life conversations. And game design, and photoshop, and 90% of everything else I do. I come up with something to say or do, decide it's too much wo...
by NoodleIncident
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud
Replies: 60
Views: 11262

Re: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud

To be fair, one could reasonably expect to see an abrupt deviation in the direction of the line at the hypothetical precinct size that triggers the nefarious algorithm. I don't think there is such a point, though... it's much more reasonable to assume the upward trend is due the gradually increasing...
by NoodleIncident
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud
Replies: 60
Views: 11262

Re: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud

I, for one, would love to see the graph showing the relationships between campaign dollers, visits, etc, and precinct size, because I have a lot of questions to ask. Are precincts bigger or smaller in cities? Is precinct size linked to, say, TV ownership? Is this caused by gerrymandering? Etc. etc. ...
by NoodleIncident
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Generation X: How many Gen Xers know their cosmic address
Replies: 29
Views: 4248

Re: Generation X: How many Gen Xers know their cosmic addres

Ann Arbor represent! I think part of the problem here may be the "artist's representations" that extorbitant textbook prices pay for instead of actual science. When I google "milky way," the top images: a) Are fake, cgi, drawn, etc, and b) Have more spiral arms, and these are mor...
by NoodleIncident
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Bull Stratos is live and underway.
Replies: 48
Views: 5530

Re: Red Bull Stratos is live and underway.

In response to this historic jump, Slim Jim has sponsored the world's shortest free-fall.

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by NoodleIncident
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Zoom-Plop Conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 11398

Re: Zoom-Plop Conundrum

(I voted zoom) I've actually done some thinking on portals from the other end of the spectrum. It should be obvious that the limitation on moving portals is in no way inherent to the technology itself, due to the spoilers that have been brought up several times so far. Note that in (nearly) all situ...
by NoodleIncident
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 255040

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Hallo! Ich habe drei Jahre in der Gymnasium Deutsch gelernt, und jetzt lerne ich in der Universität des Michigans. Ich glaube, dass Universität besser ist. :) Wir sehen viele deutsche Filme und lesen ein paar deutsche Bücher. Ich finde Good Bye, Lenin besonders gut. Es gefällt mir auch, dass wir in ...
by NoodleIncident
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hyphen, hyphen, where did you go?
Replies: 18
Views: 7345

Re: Hyphen, hyphen, where did you go?

The only hyphen-related disappearance I've noticed is the persistance of my school's old keyboarding textbooks in spelling "email" as "e-mail". Annoyed me to no end. In related news, I am completely incapable of determining whether or not I would have hyphenated "hyphen-rela...
by NoodleIncident
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0015: "Mariana Trench Explosion"
Replies: 55
Views: 18080

Re: What-if 0015: Mariana Trench Explosion

You kind of figure that a nuclear bomb isn't going to do much that deep under. Heck, that's the standard trope for any runaway nuclear explosion: "Fly/drop/throw it into the ocean!" Just make sure your plane has an auto-pilot. ;) HISE what you did there. :) I can't tell whether Randall's ...
by NoodleIncident
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dishonored
Replies: 57
Views: 14853

Re: Dishonored

I really, really got annoyed at the advertisements, but that's probably because The Escapist and Penny Arcade ad services are run by morons who think that spamming the same exact ad on Every. Single. Video. is intelligent advertising. Also, the ads didn't really...say anything. What I got from the a...
by NoodleIncident
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 424303

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So what tabletop game should my friends and I start playing? I've flipped through the new red box with my 11 year old sister, and our GM played some in high school, but most of the people in the group have never played before. Are there any games that you would recommend? Also, do you recommend star...
by NoodleIncident
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall interviewed in Math Horizons
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Randall interviewed in Math Horizons

Nice interview! :D

Now I can add Randall to the list of people who do cool stuff, not because they have the time, but because they do cool stuff with the free time they have. I wish I was more like that... :(
by NoodleIncident
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 670100

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Really brings a whole new meaning to the term "infinite canvas," don't it! :D I especially like how the different directions seem to mean different things, or seem designed to appeal to different people. The path towards the right could be for the majority of readers, to read first. It's t...
by NoodleIncident
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)
Replies: 187
Views: 31662

Re: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)

I've been playing it on hard mode (they called me a hero in HL2 so often, and I'll be damned if I don't earn it!), and I totally agree about the instant reaction time. Tis a bitch. I've found that the only way to do certain parts is by baiting the marines to a corner and then using explosive barrels...
by NoodleIncident
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You have one chance to be the last poster in this thread.
Replies: 148
Views: 22812

Re: You have one chance to be the last poster in this thread

Oh, this thread again? I remember posting here, way back in the day.








Spoiler:
:mrgreen: I lied :mrgreen:
by NoodleIncident
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 128868

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

I honestly, truly don't understand why people say that Macs are any easier to work with than, say, windows. When my parents got a big shiny iMac, we had troubles getting it to start, the firewire solution to import from our old (mac) computer was needlessly complicated/error prone, and recently it's...
by NoodleIncident
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leap Motion brings Minority Report closer to reality
Replies: 18
Views: 3710

Re: Leap Motion brings Minority Report closer to reality

I would've thought that physical buttons and dials you can use by touch without looking at them would be more important to safety. Not that I'm saying it isn't possible to have a good, intuitive mapping for the radio and ac, but there would have to be thought that goes into it; different gestures (f...
by NoodleIncident
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540468

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Well see here's the thing. You know how LIMBO has wonderful atmosphere, good storytelling, but the platforming is kind of stupid/annoying? Braid is literally the exact opposite. Some of the best puzzle platforming I've ever experienced, and it stands on its own. Also, what annoyed me about LIMBO is ...
by NoodleIncident
Thu May 31, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540468

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Anyone know if they'll let me buy Steam gift cards using Gamestop gift cards? Got one that I'll never spend otherwise, thanks to Amazon and Steam.
by NoodleIncident
Sun May 27, 2012 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chrome overtakes IE (StatCounter) - Death of IE imminent?
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

Re: Chrome overtakes IE (StatCounter) - Death of IE imminent

Do the various mobile versions of browsers have any affiliation beyond name with the real versions? I love firefox, but their android is terribly, terribly designed.
by NoodleIncident
Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 323583

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

The prequel (Fixation) is pretty good. I wish it had an awesomely unique mechanic like the original, but the much-expanded dialogue, philosophy, etc made up for it. The dialogue got annoying as hell to skip every time an effing laser killed you, though.
by NoodleIncident
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mac OSX Virus currently infecting over 600,000 Macs
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: Mac OSX Virus currently infecting over 600,000 Macs

Updating my software now, thanks!

What did the virus do? Standard botnet?
by NoodleIncident
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 309999

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Mac/Firefox: Aurora, CNN, it's cold out, widest view I've seen. Middle panel shrinks when I zoom in. Mac/Safari: Earthquake, South Carolina, hurricane Droid/Browser: Tunnel/White circle Droid/Firefox: Short version of snake, couldn't find the zoom-out function. (Mobile firefox is the suck) I love ho...
by NoodleIncident
Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345313

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

A girl at school is named "Hannah Johannahman."

Not the silliest, but it is very fun to say! :lol:
by NoodleIncident
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 107083

Re: Male Infant Circumcision

Wait, what? P3t3r is making the point that forcible retraction of the foreskin--which is absolutely required to circumcise an infant--causes demonstrable harm. This harm is avoided by waiting until the child is older, and if the argument is about HIV/AIDS being prevented, you don't get any benefit f...
by NoodleIncident
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399958

Re: Team Fortress 2

Heh, I got my Strange Rocket Launcher for a summer cooler when it came out. I had no idea stranges were that expensive now! I want a s. knife...
by NoodleIncident
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302393

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Well, until we start colonizing, space exploration really is just going in (ever-widening) circles...
by NoodleIncident
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 35654

Re: Bad science jokes!

Wanna hear a joke?



Stephen Hawking walks into a bar...














:D
by NoodleIncident
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1799120

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Burkitt wrote:Who robs cavefish of their sight? Who rigs every Oscar night? I do, I do!

Am I the only one crazy enough to have thought that the alt text was to the tune of "Mrs. Santa Claus" at first?

<.<
>.>
by NoodleIncident
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628023

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Okay, I'm a page late, but that article about the boring conference reads exactly like an Onion article. The world is strange.
by NoodleIncident
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196055

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Myself a few days ago:

"Wait. Didn't the word 'mark' use to mean signature?

And 'twain' means something to do with the number two...

How many signatures did Samuel Clemens have?"


:shock:
by NoodleIncident
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 14903

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

Given ZF with the axiom of choice, and a sock-drawer that has uncountably many identical white socks, there is a well-ordering of the white socks in the sock-drawer. If the socks were identical, then they wouldn't be in a set. Elements of a set are by definition unique within the set. Try harder! :D
by NoodleIncident
Thu May 12, 2011 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain entanglement - credible?
Replies: 61
Views: 7839

Re: Brain entanglement - credible?

No. The brain is only deterministic in the sense that the weather is deterministic. The feedback leads to chaotic behavior, in which even small changes can cause large-scale variations. It doesn't average out.
by NoodleIncident
Mon May 09, 2011 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A Fable of Science and Politics
Replies: 51
Views: 6107

Re: A Fable of Science and Politics

I think Ferris is the most interesting case. The question whether his is the right decision is split by the definition of right decision: the right decision for an individual in a morally corrupt society, or society as a whole? If the question is: how should people (general and plural) react, then F...
by NoodleIncident
Sat May 07, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical FDA debate
Replies: 48
Views: 6865

Re: Hypothetical FDA debate

Removing options can make things better. It wouldn't in a world with perfect information as to which drugs are effective and ineffective, but that is obviously not the case. I think the FDA could be viewed primarily as an agency that finds this information, not one that bans drugs. I think a better ...
by NoodleIncident
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 19539

Re: Whine about your smarts

This is The Best Thread.

I hate getting lumped in with those people who brag about their good grades. I will tell you my grades if you ask for them, people, and I work hard to get them!
by NoodleIncident
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Copy :Does anybody knows why people always pick number 3???
Replies: 28
Views: 5340

Re: Copy :Does anybody knows why people always pick number 3

Heh, nice video! My guess as to how its done: 7 is obviously the most random. 'hessian' and 'scrolls' both reinforce the letter S in people's minds, making the first letter be S. After that, there are only a few common 5+ letter words beginning with S, so the crowd will usually p...
by NoodleIncident
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you vomit out your nose?
Replies: 68
Views: 31193

Re: Do you vomit out your nose?

Yes, every time. It's awful. The most recent I ended up with a french fry lodged in my nose... :cry:
I've haven't really gotten my taste for fast food back yet. :roll:

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