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by vookaloop
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29212

Re: 0911: "F5"

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8545/xkcdf5.png Alt text: I see you Probably will only make sense for the next hour or so, but thats 99.9% of the audience Makes sense now waiting for topic title to get fixed. http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7972/42719725.png
by vookaloop
Sat May 14, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

posting in redundant thread!
by vookaloop
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39903

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I'm glad I'm old enough to remember Lion King and not Toy Story, it sucks we don't have that kind of animation any more!
by vookaloop
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 24461

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

But how come he fixed it so stealthily? I thought he didn't get do-overs . There's a difference between fixing a formatting error and changing the content, atleast in the author's mind. That's the essence of xkcd: you don't need to be smart, you only need to feel smart. That's the essence of your p...
by vookaloop
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 42502

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

As an example edit your shortcut of "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" to C:\xkcd_delay.vbs "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Who is actually opening firefox.exe every time they use the internet? I think you'd want to implement a delay in you...
by vookaloop
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 42502

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

goomhr-bait. Manipulating one's own mind with tricks to break bad habits has been going on for a long time. Like putting cayenne on your fingernails to stop from biting them (though that might have the opposite effect for some people). Procrastination seems like a hard one to break though, because t...
by vookaloop
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 40277

Re: 0858: "Milk"

fucking weird concept
by vookaloop
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 37057

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

I didn't really get the music reference, I honestly thought the comic was directed at black people. I guess it makes more sense. So... I've started coming to the fora sometimes, just to read what SirMustapha has found to complain about. At first, I fount him annoying. But, slowly, when I'd think abo...
by vookaloop
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16420

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

This comic doesn't trivialize warfare any more than ancient war reinactment does. It's all painful, whether it happened this year or 100 years ago. People shouldn't kill other people, and when governments tell their citizens to kill others, that government needs to be replaced. :lol: the government...
by vookaloop
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 30156

Re: 0835: "Tree"

This comic ruined christmas.
by vookaloop
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 188271

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Pfft! That's still only room for around three paragraphs! No, there's a minimum of 1400 characters. This is such a fantastic idea. I don't have to waste time reading pointless, "throw-away" comments, because the 1400 minimum character limit forces the blogger to come up with thoughtful in...
by vookaloop
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 161545

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

False. "I am verbing" is the present continuous, which does use the present participle in its construction, but as a whole it is a finite verb (specifically, one in the indicative mood, active voice). Notice that this construction is not inconsistent with the participle being an adjective...
by vookaloop
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 161545

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

an adjective If you are saying "I am timesing these two numbers together" it would be a present participle verb . If used in the sense of an adjective, i.e. "I have to do these timesing problems" then it would be a gerund (noun) acting in an adjective function as a premodifier o...
by vookaloop
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Triple integration trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Triple integration trouble

What did you get?
by vookaloop
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 161545

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

It hasn't been said yet, but I hate it when people say "timesing" or "minusing" instead of "multiplying" or "subtracting". But it's overly ridiculous when people say "plussing" instead of "adding". It makes me want to scream. Although I ha...
by vookaloop
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Triple integration trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Triple integration trouble

Would help if you included the problem
by vookaloop
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math discovered or invented?
Replies: 110
Views: 18250

Re: Math discovered or invented?

Let A be the set of axioms underlying modern mathematics - the semantic and syntactic rules we employ when we do maths and everything underlying them. Let T be the set of truths which we are able to establish based on these axioms. So, when we do maths, we are asserting that A ⊃ T (Ie, the truth of...
by vookaloop
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56652

Re: "1996" Discussion

Not to ruin the joke but I've always heard the reason graphing calculators are so expensive is because you are paying for the software. Nope. The software has barely changed in 20 years. Software isn't a fixed cost per unit to the manufacturer the same way that physical materials are unless it's li...
by vookaloop
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56652

Re: "1996" Discussion

Not to ruin the joke but I've always heard the reason graphing calculators are so expensive is because you are paying for the software. Though it's not as robust as newer software like matlab, the old TI software clearly still has value. It's also much cheaper than a matlab license ($500 student ver...
by vookaloop
Tue May 18, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52165

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

This comic reminds me of the thoroughly well-proven fact that the decline of 18th century style pirate is the direct cause of global warming, as illustrated by this graph: http://www.venganza.org/piratesarecool4.gif Lol... I liked the comic, but I liked this post more... this graph makes no sense! ...
by vookaloop
Tue May 18, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52165

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

This comic reminds me of the thoroughly well-proven fact that the decline of 18th century style pirate is the direct cause of global warming, as illustrated by this graph: http://www.venganza.org/piratesarecool4.gif Lol... I liked the comic, but I liked this post more... this graph makes no sense! ...
by vookaloop
Fri May 07, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calculus in engineering education
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Calculus in engineering education

Speaking of co-ops, that is actually what brought some of this on. I just did one quarter at a major aerospace corp, was supposed to be a great opportunity and blah blah, but that job made me want to kill myself. I didn't see one single person engineering anything. Most were glorified instruction ma...
by vookaloop
Fri May 07, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calculus in engineering education
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Calculus in engineering education

I'm in my 3rd year of mechanical engineering now at a well-ranked (but not top) university, and I've taken a bunch of calculus. It was a prerequisite for almost all my courses and for the most part i can see why. Many of the topics that I've dealt with like mechanics and thermodynamics use it to cal...
by vookaloop
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1955
Views: 569713

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background: Atari 2600. I always thought this game was called Strider, but I can't find it. It had like a space invaders kind of layout except there were spidery looking things and bugs and stuff. And progress was some how indicated by better and better fruits. * Year: 1988 or so, but it was prob...
by vookaloop
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel to implement "golden rule" for organ donations
Replies: 63
Views: 6310

Re: Israel to implement "golden rule" for organ donations

Texas_Ben wrote:The vast majority of people who aren't organ donors aren't organ donors because they couldn't be arsed to check the little box.

This statement is dubious
by vookaloop
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Pencils!
Replies: 74
Views: 12069

Re: Pencils!

#3 H General's Semi-Hex

The extra hardness keeps it sharp longer, and still writes very nicely. Beats Dixon-Ticonderoga by miles, because the wood is firmer and doesn't flake off, and the lead isn't always broken throughout the pencil like dixons.
by vookaloop
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 142716

Re: How do you pronounce it?

:D after spending some time in the military I can pronounce just about any combination of letters. See: HMMWV (humm-vee), HEMTT (hemmit), AAFES (ay-feez)
Maybe my brain is permanently ruined.
by vookaloop
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1955
Views: 569713

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

There are a few games that I've been looking for once in a while for years. * Background: Atari 2600. I always thought this game was called Strider, but I can't find it. It had like a space invaders kind of layout except there were spidery looking things and bugs and stuff. And progress was some...
by vookaloop
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 142716

Re: How do you pronounce it?

I couldn't search for the string so I don't know if its been brought up, but how do you pronounce "xkcd"?

I used to say "ex kay see dee" but I've now taken to "ex-kicked"

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