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by jpers36
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2103: "Midcontinent Rift System"
Replies: 28
Views: 6410

Re: 2103: "Midcontinent Rift System"

SuicideJunkie wrote:
pkcommando wrote:Any plan endorsed by Lex Luthor is a plan I can get behind.

If you're going to grab a cartload, see if they have some black forest cake and make sure you get some variety.


Like forty cakes? 40 cakes? As many as four tens?
by jpers36
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 10828

Re: 2104: "Biff Tannen"

At any rate, the almanac doesn't explain Biff's success beyond sports betting. Even sticking to gambling, bookies would quickly stop taking his bets, and his wins would affect the odds and maybe even how sporting events themselves play out. Considering Back to the Future I Biff's success seems to b...
by jpers36
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2102: "Internet Archive"
Replies: 17
Views: 4155

Re: 2102: "Internet Archive"

Plagiarizing myself from the arXiv thread: I still have no idea how archive.org works legally, but I use it for films and books pretty regularly. I'm in the middle of Village of the Damned , the one from 1960 I just watched The Truman Show yesterday. I usually watch in 30 minute increments on th...
by jpers36
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2085: "arXiv"
Replies: 16
Views: 5747

Re: 2085: "arXiv"

A system that naturally generates a surplus and has insufficient potential for further growth to absorb that surplus gives profits naturally There are some terms/assumptions I'd dispute, but this is basically what I'm arguing. Surplus situations exist within any economy which allow for all parties ...
by jpers36
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2085: "arXiv"
Replies: 16
Views: 5747

Re: 2085: "arXiv"

Mental Mouse wrote:profit-taking intrinsically implies extracting resources


TANGENT WARNING

Why do you believe this?
by jpers36
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2085: "arXiv"
Replies: 16
Views: 5747

Re: 2085: "arXiv"

Everything they have is either gone into the public domain, or free for reuse. (unless someone uploads something they shouldn't) There's just so much there that probably shouldn't be there, especially in their software collections. Don't they have some kind of DCMA exemption? I found the fulltext o...
by jpers36
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2085: "arXiv"
Replies: 16
Views: 5747

2085: "arXiv"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/arxiv.png Title text: Both arXiv and archive.org are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable. I still have no idea how archive.org works legally, but I use it for films and books pretty regularly. I'm in th...
by jpers36
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2068: "Election Night"
Replies: 28
Views: 6794

2068: "Election Night"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/election_night.png Title text: Even the blind—those who are anxious to hear, but are not able to see—will be taken care of. Immense megaphones have been constructed and will be in use at The Tribune office and in the Coliseum. The one at the Coliseum will be operated by...
by jpers36
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 17393

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

gmalivuk wrote:[...]Jeff Bezos would also make a terrible president, though I suppose he might not buy into antisemitic conspiracy theories about the media like Musk and Trump both do.


Probably not, since as a media magnate he's the target of some of their conspiracy theories himself.
by jpers36
Wed May 23, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1997: "Business Update"
Replies: 21
Views: 6339

1997: "Business Update"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/business_update.png Title Text: "Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still t...
by jpers36
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 11099

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

I think someone's been reading The Innovator's Dilemma . https://images.dailykos.com/images/129360/large/Disruptive_Graph.jpg?1423977988 I can kind of see the point, but that chart really fails to make it. The solid blue and green arrows are parallel, so on the face of it the "Disruptive Offer...
by jpers36
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 11099

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

I think someone's been reading The Innovator's Dilemma.


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by jpers36
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 8647

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

#Kevin

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by jpers36
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1585: "Similarities"
Replies: 26
Views: 6614

Re: 1585: "Similarities"

Perhaps the "brand" is Robinson Crusoe?
by jpers36
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Salty Brine State Beach explosion
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Salty Brine State Beach explosion

Overview of the original news from a few weeks back: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-rhode-island-beach-blast-20150712-story.html Explanations: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cause-of-mystery-beach-blast-in-rhode-island-solved/ http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2015/pr/0724151.htm http://www...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 74233

Re: 1431: Marriage

Even if they see themselves as broken sinners, they certainly believe that the Bible is morally good and correct. And so pointing out morally reprehensible things in the Bible is still a pretty valid criticism of fundamentalist Christianity. To be sure that's a better argument than what Jackpot777'...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 74233

Re: 1431: Marriage

100% my intent. What's political about saying "rape is wrong. Stop making it the victim's fault, at all, to any extent" and pointing out that religion does just that? No one said "rape is wrong" is a political statement. Vortighast identified as someone who "believes marria...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 74233

Re: 1431: Marriage

How can the religious, who tout themselves as being the moral ones (heh) ... I think you misunderstand the message of Christianity. Regardless, it should be pointed out that your arguments are all regarding religious doctrine and you've as of yet made no political argument whatsoever. If that's you...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 74233

Re: 1431: Marriage

The fundamental problem is that the social/religious institution of marriage has been coopted as a legal status that grants some specific allowances in "family law" and tax codes that have significant advantages. The fundamental problem is that the civil/social institution of marriage has...
by jpers36
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26108

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

I remember all that time I spent playing Nyet!
by jpers36
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 88064

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"



Strike that. 77 and a boomerang destroying a rocket: http://xkcd.com/1350/#p:ffa26ce0-bade-1 ... de80a03a29
by jpers36
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 88064

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Can anyone confirm that submissions are being incorporated at all? I've seen no evidence personally that any of the paths have gotten longer. Maybe it's an April Fool's joke on those submitting suggestions?
by jpers36
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 25399

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

cellocgw wrote:Well, to be even more obscure, FTFY: "Brillant" :mrgreen:


Paula?
by jpers36
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 28100

Re: 1333: First Date

Pfhorrest wrote:in 2000 when time stopped


So you noticed that too? I thought it was 2001, but I could be off by a year.
by jpers36
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33539

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

So according to God lobster and bacon are bad, grasshoppers are alright. I think I will try a tastier religion... Like Christianity! 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted...
by jpers36
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 23402

Re: 1245: 10-Day Forecast

Ilze123 wrote:The figure on tuesday looks a bit like Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko. Any other ideas?


The Horned God.

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by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Waitaminute. Is this the Jim Street that worked a consulting gig for Office Depot in Del Ray Beach back in 2003? HA! I think we've had these discussions before, in person and in a less confrontational way. Small world.
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

In the US, that includes almost ALL politicians, whether they be Republicrats or Demicans. They all vote for more spending, more bailouts, more welfare, more warfare, and more government regulation, regardless of the campaign rhetoric. For instance, everyone is freaking out about Paul Ryan's pro-li...
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

In the US, that includes almost ALL politicians, whether they be Republicrats or Demicans. They all vote for more spending, more bailouts, more welfare, more warfare, and more government regulation, regardless of the campaign rhetoric. For instance, everyone is freaking out about Paul Ryan's pro-li...
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

drazen wrote:
Today's Democrats are centrist

For comparison, any party supporting "corporate welfare" transfer payments would be "far right."


Like, say, bank bailouts? Or auto bailouts?
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Klear wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this post is horrible beyond words?


The trick with J Thomas is figuring out when he's being facetious and when he's being straightforward. When you have that solved let me know, because I haven't yet.
by jpers36
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

The Free Soil party and the Republican Party were liberal when they were formed. Putting them on the right is wrong. They were liberal parties. You need to put them on the left leaning side and switch them over, especially in 1964. To say that during the civil war all the left-leaning democrats wer...
by jpers36
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 81396

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

Now, I might have failed math more than once, but if I did this right it equals 585446400000 inch-pounds, or 48787200000 foot-pounds, or (more importantly) 793758736906.0041 joules. This… is a ridiculous amount of force, and was sustained for a full three seconds, resulting in 16262400000, over 162...
by jpers36
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85163

Re: 1127: "Congress"

I'm not seeing a dotted yellow line for the Senate.
by jpers36
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25464

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

This comic reminds me of a shot I've always found funny in Jurrasic Park, where the T-rex, whose gaping maw is visible in the passenger-side mirror, is apparently closer than it appears, according to said mirror. If it were also bluer than it appeared, that would bring all new meaning to Malcolm's ...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 501823

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

It requires a varying speed of light, and all the rest of observed physics falls apart. All atoms everywhere explode instantaneously apart at infinite speed, ichor rains from the sky, cats and dogs rent apartments together and go shopping for clothes, and fast food becomes good for you. All atoms e...
by jpers36
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 501823

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

I have Steve foed, so I usually only see his posts when they are selectively quoted and responded to by others in the forum. I think it filters out the worst of his irrationality. But every so often I succumb to the temptation to expand one of his posts. The direct exposure makes me laugh, but it al...
by jpers36
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 45911

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

2012 BARACK (14 points) should beat MITT (6 points)? = ????? Damn. That even beats his actual (legal) first name of Mittens. However, using their actual (legal) first names: 2012 BARACK (14 points) should beat WILLARD (11 points)? = ????? I don't know where you're getting Willard from, but he can s...

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