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by scalziand
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 27060

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

poxic wrote:To the joke-non-getters: floating around somewhere in popular culture land is the concept of someone tying a knot in a cherry stem with his/her tongue, with the intent of proving some sort of sexual prowess.


Huh. I was going for the 'popped cherry' interpretation.
by scalziand
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0078: "Garfield"
Replies: 62
Views: 34184

Re: "Garfield" discussion

FYI, Jim Davis approves of the 'Garfield minus Garfield' concept, and has sold a Garfield minus Garfield book.
by scalziand
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0376: "Bug"
Replies: 97
Views: 35547

Re: "'Bug" discussion

Spotted in another forum today:
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by scalziand
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0461: "Google Maps"
Replies: 146
Views: 37443

Re: "Google Maps" Discussion

How have we not had any 'straw man arguments'?
by scalziand
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38174

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Cytoplasm wrote:I need to get a chastity belt like this, but with a tiny rubic cube so it doesn't hurt (or whatever).


Pubic Cube?
by scalziand
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45792

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

[censored] amazing comic.
re the alt text: I live in a new england town that got trashed by a hurricane in 1955. It could happen again.
by scalziand
Tue May 06, 2008 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0419: "Forks and Spoons"
Replies: 146
Views: 30260

Re: "Forks and Spoons" Discussion

4=5 wrote:what happens when my spoon gets too big?


Quick! Somebody get a blender, STAT!
by scalziand
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36171

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

RangKorr wrote:I saw the trees and thought, "How Calvin and Hobbes-esque" then, KraKOW!


Two direct hits!
by scalziand
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 17971

Re: Portmanteaux

JayDee wrote:Does adding random suffixes count as Portmanteaulating? Or is there another word for that...


...Agglutination.
by scalziand
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard
Replies: 176
Views: 34667

Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word You've Heard

Ended wrote:I see your Phasor, and raise you Phonon.


I see your Phonon, and raise you Plasmon.
by scalziand
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 22570

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

GCM wrote:Einstein was born on pi day? Damn. Anyone born on July 22nd?

Present.

heh-heh, "ring-roll." I like the sound of that.
by scalziand
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Banana Stacking
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Banana Stacking

At home we like to put the bananas in a bowl which matches the curvature of the bananas.
by scalziand
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 35384

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

sqrt(-1) = 1 according to my Dif Eqs teacher: sqrt(-1) = (-1) 1/2 (-1) 1/2 = (-1) 2/4 (-1) 2/4 = ((-1) 2 ) 1/4 ((-1) 2 ) 1/4 = 1 1/4 1 1/4 = 1 Granted, he gave this proof to us as a challenge and told us to work on it over the weekend. I can't figure out the problem with the proof. Is it an order of...
by scalziand
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 169371

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

You know if xkcd has this kind of motivating power, Randall ought to put it to good use. For example slip in a subtle problem that is equivalent to a proof of NP-completeness or some other intractable task... within hours of being posted someone on the fora might have a solution! :shock: well... Um...
by scalziand
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that are fun to mispronounce
Replies: 169
Views: 27252

Re: Words that are fun to mispronounce

Place names are such easy targets for mispronounciations.
I'm from "Nugaduck"(Naugatuck), "Ka-netiquette"(Connecticut).
by scalziand
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A real water world (merged with "a big ball of water")
Replies: 154
Views: 39110

Re: A real water world (merged with "a big ball of water")

Wow. thanks for the link.

Yet another reason why water is such an odd compound.
by scalziand
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A real water world (merged with "a big ball of water")
Replies: 154
Views: 39110

Re: A real water world (merged with "a big ball of water")

Would the high-pressure ice core, if it formed, be dense enough so that it wouldn't try to float?

In other words, wouldn't the ice core try to float?
by scalziand
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Square bolts vs hex bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 7587

Re: Square bolts vs hex bolts

I agree that the only difference between the hex and square heads would be the ease with which the heads are stripped. Let's assume that the force/torque required to strip the head of the bolt is proportional to the volume of material that wound be removed form the corners. For a square head bolt, t...
by scalziand
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: AP Chemistry shirts
Replies: 6
Views: 2658

Re: AP Chemistry shirts

Hmmm... Does the last one count as bashing Comp Sci? Irregardless, it's my favorite.
by scalziand
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73185

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

I too have a system for sidewalks and tiles. In general, I try to avoid the cracks, but if I can't, the crack has to be in the middle of my feet. The balls or heels of my feet can't touch the crack.
by scalziand
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0329: "Turing Test"
Replies: 120
Views: 65640

Re: "Turing Test" Discussion

Moo wrote:Unbelievably artificially intelligent is one thing, but artificially annoying, sarcastic and chatty? In a HOUSE?


I can think of another House that's annoying, sarcastic, and chatty...

...and completely o/t.
by scalziand
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378181

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Lo! My version of the first message ever sent through the internet.
I found xkcd when he visited my college campus this fall.

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