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by Ronfar
Wed May 16, 2007 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0262: "IN UR REALITY"
Replies: 129
Views: 64401

by Ronfar
Wed May 09, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0259: "Cliched Exchanges"
Replies: 74
Views: 25641

Why didn't anyone think of this before? Brilliant! I've actually been doing something similar and far more annoying for a long time now. When I wanted to utterly derail a conversation with an insulting non-sequitur, I'd simply resort to a meaningless and quite irritating "your mom" joke b...
by Ronfar
Mon May 07, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 79923

Iluvatar wrote:What we need is some sort of theory to connect the various disparate conspiracy - some sort of super conspiracy, if you will.

How can we tie together the Moon Landing, JFK, 911, Flat Earth, and Raptors?


We're all NPCs in a computer game. A very badly written computer game, at that.
by Ronfar
Sun May 06, 2007 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 113904

Is fanfiction only found on the Isle of Slash? There's non-slash fanfic. Indeed, I have written some (... am in the process of writing some?) In fact, if you consider the Cthulhu Mythos to be "Fanfiction", which by some definitions it is , the majority of fanfiction would not be on slash ...
by Ronfar
Fri May 04, 2007 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 113904

Is fanfiction only found on the Isle of Slash?
by Ronfar
Fri May 04, 2007 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0255: "Subjectivity"
Replies: 86
Views: 27930

Up to a point, yeah. But not getting the allegory just made The Last Battle really freakin' weird. Not that Revelations isn't weird, but at least when you get that you know what's going on. Poor little atheist second-grader me just saw a bunch of his favorite characters die for no reason. Yeah, I h...
by Ronfar
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0247: "Factoring the Time"
Replies: 137
Views: 53088

OmenPigeon wrote:And there are few things more annoying than some jackass wandering in late to class and knocking over everyone's desks while they walk all the way to the back.


We must have gone to school together. I never got anywhere on time.
by Ronfar
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20406

OneLess wrote:The last part of the cartoon reminded me of the Subtle Knife. What if that were real? Kick-ass...


Spoilers...

But would you really want those shadows running around everywhere?
by Ronfar
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0246: "Labyrinth Puzzle"
Replies: 98
Views: 32735

I like the twist the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga did with this riddle. Both guards were liars; after you made your choice, they switched the "doom" door to whichever you picked. Of course, Yugi figures this out and pulls his own con, similar to the "trick" of picking the two shells that don'...
by Ronfar
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19434

I suspect that a lot of the famous homes of discussion of the past have also been highly romanticized and exaggerated. They, too, may have been something like this . The Roman Forum was the administrative, commercial, and religious centre of ancient Rome. As the centre of the greatest empire of the...
by Ronfar
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19434

I suspect that a lot of the famous homes of discussion of the past have also been highly romanticized and exaggerated. They, too, may have been something like this.
by Ronfar
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0244: "Tabletop Roleplaying"
Replies: 212
Views: 47176

Oddly enough, there exists a video game series in which you play as a person playing an MMORPG . On another message board, there were people discussing using the ./hack world as a campaign setting, with the "real life" adventures being run using Shadowrun rules and having the MMORPG they p...
by Ronfar
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67395

Irony, anyone? "Seiken Densetsu" was a Game Boy game that was released in the US as Final Fantasy Adventure. "Seiken Densetsu 2" was for the Super Famicom and was released in the United States as "Secret of Mana" for the SNES. "Seiken Densetsu 3" was also for...
by Ronfar
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67395

w0fl0x wrote:I'm not sure I get it. I've read the original short story that the novel was based off (liked it a lot) but not the novel itself.. I think I want to read the novel but because of the short story I already know how it ends. hmm


The novel doesn't end in quite the same way as the short story...
by Ronfar
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 67395

That's an Irregular Webcomic-quality bad pun. As a big fan of bad puns, I fear that I might not be able to take much more pun-ishment of this kind today.
by Ronfar
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19434

I just recently read the "Revelation Space" trilogy by Alastair Reynolds, and one of the big points in the first book was that it's very easy, from the archaeological record, to mistake a high-tech society for a much, much lower tech society, simply because all the high-tech stuff decays ...
by Ronfar
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0231: "Cat Proximity"
Replies: 180
Views: 46647

I'm just crazy about cats. I've read that they're more responsive to higher pitched voices, so I try to talk to them in a falsetto voice. Since the semantic content of what one says to a cat doesn't matter to the cat, I also tend to babble meaninglessly to them. Cats also seem to like me; I'm pretty...
by Ronfar
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0228: "Resonance"
Replies: 41
Views: 16537

I do this, and my father complains that it makes his laptop screen shake.
by Ronfar
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0070: "Guitar Hero"
Replies: 19
Views: 10655

Pray that she never gets a song featured on Guitar Hero. (I found that link because I did a Google search for "kat" when looking for cat pictures.)
by Ronfar
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0224: "LISP"
Replies: 74
Views: 32058

For the record, Perl was my first real programming language (BASIC doesn't count) and I still think it's awesome.
by Ronfar
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0223: "Valentine's Day"
Replies: 82
Views: 30142

... You realise that love is not a physical, spendable resource, right? [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsz0VST1N48]But I can give you eight percent of my love Eight percent of my love Eight hundredths of the time You're the only girl I'm dreaming of, yeah yeah yeah Eight percent of my heart Ei...
by Ronfar
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 31896

I generally resort to something like "Same as usual" to the "How are you" question.
by Ronfar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 25801

Dilbert's random number generator, courtesy of web.archive.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20011027002011/http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert2001182781025.gif http://web.archive.org/web/20011027002011/http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert2001182781025.gif
by Ronfar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 25801

And here's a C++ "joke" I made in Chemistry today: int so_fat=100 int yo_mama(int &x) { x++; return yo_mama(x); } int main() { yo_mama(so_fat); return 1; } Double the nerd-points for having a carbon copy of that next to various appli...
by Ronfar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 25801

There was a Dilbert strip on this theme a long time ago. Dilbert is touring the Marketing Department. Marketing Guy: (Points to Guy in Chair) This is our Random Number Generator. Guy in Chair: Six, six, six, six, six... Dilbert: That doesn't seem very random. Marketing Guy: How do you know it isn't?
by Ronfar
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 59361

I never find what I want to find on Wikipedia. I was trying to look up the girl who was murdered (and maybe raped?) and about 10 people were witness to parts of it, but no one did anything to inform the police or stop the murderer. Instead I ended up at Water intoxication. (Don't ask, it involves p...
by Ronfar
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 59361

I do this all the time. I don't know if it's a bug or a feature, though.
Everything2 has this factor, too, only much worse.
by Ronfar
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Official xkcd puzzle [solution]
Replies: 14
Views: 5053

Cosmologicon wrote:That formula looks pretty simple to me. But it gives f(4) = g(0) + g(1) = 1, doesn't it?


Whoops! I messed up. I gotta fix that. But my idea was wrong anyway.
by Ronfar
Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Official xkcd puzzle [solution]
Replies: 14
Views: 5053

I see the pattern; I don't know if it has a simple formula, though. Here's a complex formula: Define ancillary function g(x) as: If (int(x)) modulo 4 = 0, then g(x) = 0. If (int(x)) modulo 4 = 1, then g(x) = 1. If (int(x)) modulo 4 = 2, then g(x) = 3. If (int(x)) modulo 4 = 3, then g(x) = 2. Then f(...
by Ronfar
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Wikipedia an acceptable source for research papers, etc?
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Some things that you can find in Wikipedia just aren't found in more traditional sources. For example: The computer game Planescape: Torment contains a whopping one million words of text. Bob and George was not the first sprite comic on the Web, but it was the first one to gain widespread popularity...
by Ronfar
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 440462

Corruption
by Ronfar
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very Short Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 18226

[url=http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html]Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood[/url]

^^ Not my own, but quite awesome.

How's this for an attempt...

"What does this button do? . . . Uh-oh."
by Ronfar
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Officials: "Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood&qu
Replies: 35
Views: 6521

Image
by Ronfar
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 74174

I "shot" a man in Reno

Dude, that's TMI!
by Ronfar
Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 111939

: Hello, no_genius! We played a timed blitz game. Through poor time management, you lost on time - irrespective of material - and you can prove it with this simple test. Play another game on Gameknot blitz, getting down to Kings only. Then keep going till time elapses . You will certainly find that...
by Ronfar
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0199: "Right Hand Rule"
Replies: 53
Views: 22325

Where can I find this "noncartesian porn" of which you speak?
by Ronfar
Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 111939

I hate it when people confuse "affect" and "effect". I also hate certain common misspellings, such as using "loose" to mean the opposite of gain, or "rouge" instead of "rogue".
by Ronfar
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite hats
Replies: 31
Views: 12240

Let me try a variant that tries to make things more precise... You have one logician. He has to write a program to be given to a countably infinite number of Turing machines. Each Turing machine is given, as input, the hat color of every other Turing machine. Each Turing machine, after a finite time...
by Ronfar
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How much is a kiss worth?
Replies: 90
Views: 16743

I'm 24 years old, and have never been kissed on the lips. (I did, in fact, attend and graduate from college.)

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