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by Dinoguy1000
Wed May 02, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84615

1050: "Forgot Algebra"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/forgot_algebra.png Alt text: The only things you HAVE to know are how to make enough of a living to stay alive and how to get your taxes done. All the fun parts of life are optional. I've seen this same observation elsewhere somewhat recently, but can't remember where.
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 66596

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

I got a 98/100... which surprised me considerably, since I've played that game before (some time ago, probably when it first came up on Hacker News), and as I recall, only got 70-something then. The fact that I don't do any work that even remotely deals with kerning or printing, and that I'm not a f...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59989

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Of course, all these sites are now also references for Wikipedians to cite supporting the supposed accuracy of the article. Those sites shouldn't be used as sources no matter what they say, though. Verfiability is about being able to verify the information with credible sources. Now, of course, thi...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 59989

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Not exactly the same, but I've come across cases where a Wikipedia article cites some web page which is a copy of the Wikipedia article. Fortunately, these are pretty obvious, so your biggest problem becomes trying to decide who is plagiarizing who.
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 24439

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

nathanmacinnes wrote:
UniqueScreenname wrote:what is TL;DR?


Too long; didn't read.


I can't be the only person who sees the unintentional irony in this response. :P
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 24439

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

legopelle wrote:TL;DR

People getting mature when getting older. Or old will always look down on new.


I think of it more as "holy crap I'm how old?!" =D
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 37750

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

For the record, there is a very big difference between homeopathy, the placebo effect, and various flavors of folk remedies (including alternative and Eastern medicine, for what those labels are worth). Homeopathy can sometimes be effective because of the placebo effect, but more often it's just tha...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 39442

Re: 970: The Important Field

If it was meant to be cheque, then the alt text is hilarious. "Check" is the American spelling. In Australia at least, a cheque is something you can cash or bounce, while check is something you do with a box in a form. As above posts have pointed out (or at least hinted at), it's the same...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 39442

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

RAGBRAIvet wrote:Am I detecting a shade of green in that hat? First time I can recall seeing a color other than black (or red).

http://xkcd.com/969/ (i.e. The One Before This One)

EDIT: ninja'd...
by Dinoguy1000
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 52570

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

No Christian I know (and, considering I'm a Christian myself, that's quite a few) believes there is any such impending Noah-esque flood; indeed, the Bible clearly states God's promise not to ever flood the entire Earth again after the Deluge. Random thought: if the world were to flood in Noahide pr...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 52570

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

One issue with this approach: Earth to Narnia time dilation is not taken into consideration. (Narnia must be perched on the event horizon of a super massive black hole, given the incredible disparity.) I don't think there are any concrete figures but assuming 1 minute on Earth is equal to about 1 d...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 39682

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Eternal Density wrote:"'9/11 was an inside job' was an inside job" was an inside job!

C O N S P I R A C E P T I O N


I was going to make a "conception" joke, but it's too similar to your comment. :(
by Dinoguy1000
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 35950

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

A 70% doesn't mean that you're better than 70% of the class. It means you got 70% of the answers correct. That's not coddling; that's hard statistics. If you know less than 60% of the material, of course you shouldn't be able to pass. That's why such grades are considered failing. As cream wobbly s...
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 35950

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

Here in the US, grade are generally converted from number to letter as follows: 96% to 100% - A+ 90% to 95% - A 86% to 89% - B+ 80% to 85% - B 76% to 79% - C+ 70% to 75% - C 65% to 69% - D 64% and below - F (Failing) Although this isn't standardized and some schools use slight variations on the act...
by Dinoguy1000
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32213

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

Okay, can someone please explain the joke? :cry: Or did you mean the joke in this particular comic? Sorry: I have a tool called a stud-finder. I've lost it. I need... a what? Yes, it's that inane. I guess you had to be there. A stud-finder-finder? Is that the joke? In its entirety (unless Randall h...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32213

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

When I worked in a lumber yard, we had to take the batteries out of the stud finders that were hanging on the wall for sale because every time a salesman walked by them they would all go off... I've never used a stud finder that made an audible noise upon detecting a stud (or other object); all the...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32213

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

For the record, the punch line is that Normal Guy can't find his stud finder, so BHG mentions his new product, a stud finder finder (or would, except Normal Guy is smart enough to cut him off there).

I can't help but feel this should be behind a spoiler tag. ._.
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32213

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

I've played with stud finders from time to time, always rather unsuccessfully (though maybe having a layer of slats under a layer of plaster under a layer of sheetrock (it's an *old* house) didn't really help matters).
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 163115

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Am I the only one who read the comic title as "Death Perception"?

No, I have no idea where I got that from either. Maybe I'm just tired.
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 21821

Re: 929: "Speculation"

Okay, someone please explain just how BHG is supposed to tie into this one, I'm not getting the joke here.

Speaking of, where was he keeping that crossbow? Stick figures don't have the girth to hide something like that... o_O
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 28961

Re: 0890: Etymology

Aliens speaking English? (and, of course, human aliens...)

EDIT: ninja'd, sort of... =/
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 47601

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

Rendu wrote:"2BR (one inside the other)" sounds like it would be quiet, but how am I going to get my couch up the Klein stairs?

For that matter, how would you make use of the fourth spatial dimension suddenly available to you?
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 47601

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

Why wasn't this thread started for ten minutes? I have no idea, I nearly crapped myself when I hesitantly clicked "New Topic" and then more hesitantly clicked "Submit", only to find that I was, in fact, the first to post the thread. :ph34r: EDIT: Sorry, Plasma Mongoose? I'm as d...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 47601

0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/craigslist_apartments.png Alt: "$1600 / 1386153BR 3BATH, MODERN SLIDING DOORS, GUEST ROOMS, GARBAGE DISPOSAL. FREE MANDATORY PARKING (ENFORCED). CONVENIENT TO ALDERAAN." I din't get the "hammock" one, but the "trimmed carpet" one was pretty ...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 29039

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

My pet peeve is coupons. Sure, they're a great way to save money, but it only works when you stick to buying stuff you would have bought without the coupons. It doesn't help matters that many coupons effectively function as loss leaders, being provided for low-desirability items in an effort to get ...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 40860

Re: 843: "Misconceptions"

I have no idea where I originally read this, but I've read that in the face of eternity, all substances are liquid. Not that this matters on human timescales, nor does it have any real bearing on the current discussion... What does that even mean? And if that means what I think it means, who would ...
by Dinoguy1000
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 40860

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

I have no idea where I originally read this, but I've read that in the face of eternity, all substances are liquid. Not that this matters on human timescales, nor does it have any real bearing on the current discussion...
by Dinoguy1000
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 20235

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

phlip wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:I know what ribonucleic acids are, I was just objecting to your spelling of them.

You have something against the diaeresis?

Heavy metal biomolecule? :P
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 20235

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

I laughed aloud. Ok, more like chuckled. *wonders if arsenic-based hors d'oeuvres would taste like almonds* As far as I remember, arsenic has a sweet taste, and doesn't hurt the throat. Hence, an ideal poison. I was thinking of cyanide when I wrote that (as serrath pointed out); I didn't know (gene...
by Dinoguy1000
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 20235

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

I actually didn't get what was going on in the last panel until I went back and reread the second one... Then I lolled. :)

*wonders if arsenic-based hors d'oeuvres would taste like almonds*
by Dinoguy1000
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25006

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

In Gödel, Escher, Bach , the index entry for "chunked versions of this book" cites the page range of the index. Not strictly related, but in an old maths revision book I had the index entries for "lies" and "damned lies" pointed to the statistics section. While on the ...

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