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by Tyrannosaur
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: You can save one book from a fire...
Replies: 45
Views: 9946

Re: You can save one book from a fire...

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m223/1stusernamenotkewangji/wikipedia-book.jpg Though, really, I can't decide. That's the thickest book I know of, so I think it might be most useful. Perhaps the Cracked.com-articles-book would be better? Don't think I would save fiction. It feels like we could r...
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185570

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Dune -Frank Herbert H2G2 -Douglas Adams Ender's Game -Orson Scott Card Beowulf -Unknown 1984 -George Orwell Animal Farm -George Orwell Phantom Tollbooth -Norton Juster Through the Looking Glass -Lewis Carroll Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -Roald Dahl Narnia series -CS Lewis Perelandra (and rest ...
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 235826

Re: 10,000 pushups

805 + 20 = 825
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 165762

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

persuasion
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

You do also realize i also referenced QED, which is also only testable to a point, which has reallife application. And do you know how long relativity was around before it was testable? Give us a while; we'll get there.
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

yes,yes you did get the sarcasm There is still a lot of science that will have practical applications. Just not string theory. thats what they said about lasers you know... Really? No one thought about using lasers for killing in their early stages? How are you supposed to kill anyone with a beam o...
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

yes,yes you did get the sarcasm

black_hat_guy wrote:There is still a lot of science that will have practical applications. Just not string theory.

thats what they said about lasers you know...
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

Ok, the whole "rolled up dimensions" thing is best understood by starting from General Relativity ... or else will lower the maximum limit on how "big" they can be (thus disproving theories that require the dimensions to be above a certain size). Interesting explanation, I'd nev...
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

How exactly anyone takes that idea of a "rolled up dimension" seriously I don't know. It seems like a pretty obvious "the math doesn't work out so let's make up some nonsense about how it does and assume people less smart than us will believe it" to me. And why exactly did they ...
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19800

Re: 0848: "3D"

no those are the cupholders. I used to be wary of 3d movies, but saw tron a couple weeks ago. and now 3d is totally awesome. (when its not rolled up really small...)
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 58472

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

xero_art wrote:4) Now make one for chess!


I second that motion.
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 30138

Re: 0835: "Tree"

Oh wow. There is just something very satisfactory about getting very obscure jokes... And of course it comes right after my programming and comp sys finals....
by Tyrannosaur
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 21012

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

Unsurprising news is unsurprising. It turns out this is the result of a theory and an experiment that were conducted years ago. Cool, but not revolutionary. You do know that a hypothesis is not in itself proof of anything, right? I think he might be stuck in Monday's comic. lol yeah- and just provi...
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28611

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

There are no doors to the concession area... woah! there arent... and the doors to the rotunda of uncomfortable topics look different... as do the regrettable pranks... speaking of doors, i dont think any of those rooms would pass today's fire codes... in the hall of misunderstood science, there ar...
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28611

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

I really enjoyed this one...

France is fiction. all the way. ive been there once, but it was just a dream....

Who else tried the magic eye trick lol...?
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"
Replies: 51
Views: 13876

Re: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"

oh wow. i just got sucked to wikipedia again.... Two very interesting images on that page... and links to "maggot therapy" and "Debridement" with even more interesting pictures..... and to join the argument, i looked at a coupla overcompensating comics, and decided it's not my st...
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 36147

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

i didn't get little rock until after the alt-text and looking back at it. but then laughed so hard my roommate is worrying about me... i wonder what you could calculate with the integral of little rock? explanation of comic for unfortunate souls who didnt get little rock Integrate, as in calculus. T...
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 18409

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

... How did I know as I read this that there would be an extra-long argument about religion?
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27093

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

Halborr wrote:
I agree with the hotness rating. I always felt like girls I see around are infinitely hotter than the ones on magazines.


I couldn't agree more.


hear, hear!
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 36114

Re: 0818: "Illness"

Doodle77 wrote:Huh? I thought Randall had a multi-week buffer of comics.


....how do you know he didn't?


Anyway we love you Randall and wish you the best of luck through this.
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61745

Re: 0814: Diode

On a completely unrelated note, this thread is very disappointing... seems like the only forumgoers left are the ones who spend more time than ought to be spent arguing about the science and math in each strip (some is okay, but there is a limit, people), and the ones who don't like most of the str...
by Tyrannosaur
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61745

Re: 0814: "Diode"

nonono apologies dont flow through the diode. because then he wouldnt get it even if she did apologize, but she didn't, eliminating the need for the diode... guilt is what flows.

oh and in further explanation of my last post, i actually find this one quite funny. and yes, personal experience... :(
by Tyrannosaur
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61745

Re: 0814: "Diode"

I thought the diode was so the guilt wouldn't travel in her direction, so she wouldnt feel obliged to apologize..... hence the [mouseover] text saying "And the worst part is you won't apologize." she was sending guilt to him, but he couldn't to her... I personally don't come to xkcd to fin...
by Tyrannosaur
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31588

Re: 0812: Glass

Just because the girl said "Okay Physics. . . " why can't the disembodied voice be God? Isn't the Higgs-Boson supposed to be the "God particle?" It is. But physicists wouldn't try to talk to God, would they? They'd talk to "physics" But it might also be because as I st...
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 74963

Re: 0802: "Online Communities 2"

I lol'ed at Bieber bay. totally true.

and the bieber jokes on youtube... yeah...

(sigh. I like bieber... could you please stop hatin' on the Bieb?)
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24789

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

hey guys tesla recalled a third of the roadsters...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/tesla-recalls-439-roadster-2-0-and-2-5-electric-cars-due-to-fire/

I used to think these were really cool... there's nothing like a mass recall to lose fans... just take toyota....
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24867

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

Actually, gold, with twice the density of lead, would make a kick ass-hammer or blackjack. Gold is too soft to make a good hammer. So is lead. Depleted uranium I believe is much harder, if you can get it , and nearly as dense. http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/U.html (Young's Modulus)...
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Solid or Hollow?
Replies: 20
Views: 9366

Re: Solid or Hollow?

psh. #3 at least is really easy. answer to #3: uh, knock on it? hollow one sounds... hollow? answer to #3 if you're picky: Learned it in physics. roll them both down a hill (inclined plane, whatever). The hollow one, because all the mass is around the outside, has higher angular inertia. The...
by Tyrannosaur
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 23487

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

Actually, once you've been stuck by lightening you're more likely to be struck again. (Dad has been stuck 3 times, it's one of the things they've told him.) I know that getting struck doesn't decrease your chances, but I fail to see how it makes it more likely...unless it's just 'cause someone may ...
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91923

Re: "Password Reuse" discussion (#792)

I am just waiting for Google to turn evil... unfortunately it is destined to happen...

Why aren't they playing Modern Warfare 2? Cooler game in my opinion.....
by Tyrannosaur
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91923

Re: "Password Reuse" Discussion (#792)

I am just waiting for Google to turn evil... unfortunately it's destined to happen....

why aren't they playing Modern Warfare 2, anyway? It's a cooler game...
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body
Replies: 123
Views: 17376

Re: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body

Why not accelerate the entire ship at 5G? There seems little benefit in shooting you engines ahead and then catch up to them. oh duh. that's why i shouldn't post at 12:30 am... if the passengers only feel 5g the whole time, its because they are only accelerating 5g the whole time.... the people won...
by Tyrannosaur
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body
Replies: 123
Views: 17376

Re: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body

I don't know why everyone is talking about submersing in liquid like it's something magical. Water doesn't compress. So if you're in a tank of water accelerating at 20g you may as well be encased in concrete. Which isn't that bad of an idea. I mean, that was one of my designs for the classic "e...

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