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by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623293

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)



That's like condoms being recalled due to semen contamination.

(But only to those with weakened semen resistance...or something... I think this analogy just fell apart.)
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1075: "Warning"
Replies: 112
Views: 29987

Re: 1075: "Warning"

The common denominator between car accidents and bike accidents? Either WHEELS or PEOPLE. Can't decide which one I want to petition to ban first.
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 45020

Re: 1056: Felidae

20andHeartless wrote:OS Housecat


The idea of "OS Housecat" cracks me up, but come to think of it, certain breeds of housecat might make for slightly more acceptable names.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cat_breeds

OS Calico? OS Manx? ...OS Bambino?!?!
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1075: "Warning"
Replies: 112
Views: 29987

Re: 1075: "Warning"

Theoretically, this sign should improve traffic safety by appealing to our instinctive fears and desire for self-preservation. In practice, people would probably crash trying to read all 23 words on the sign as they pass by.
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9082606

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

It looks like I already had it disabled by default--it claimed that I had no search history.
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Old People Date, Too"
Replies: 28
Views: 25914

Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Transitive Relationship"

Hey I just saw this thread, and I really like some of these! The love transitivity one and the wedding invitation one were probably my favorites. The most recent one is very perceptive too--people always assume that "cute old couples" have been together for decades, but assumptions can som...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 91288

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

mirror as MEE-yer
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 13642

What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

(Sorry in advance if this is a repeat thread. I tried searching but didn't get anything.) So, I'm just your typical university CS student--I've got my basic toolbox of Java, C, C++, Python, and so on. What new programming language should I learn for fun this summer? Ideally, something t...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 233822

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623293

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1218657--how-one-of-the-universe-s-oldest-minerals-may-hold-the-answer-to-how-the-solar-system-was-formed One of the oldest minerals in the solar system may be a piece of the puzzle in understanding how the universe was formed. The mineral was discovered in...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 233822

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 34461

Re: 0888: "Heaven"

Can't tell if they mean "limbo" as in infinite mediocrity..............or "limbo" as in the party game where you bend backwards walking under the horizontal pole. They both seem to fit the image really well. :D
by willaaaaaa
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 26470

Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

It occurred to me that this comic could also be construed as a jab at the Invisible Children campaign.
by willaaaaaa
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2623293

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Moral for humans: High-speed cheating doesn't count as cheating. ;)

Super cool though!
by willaaaaaa
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thursday is Tau Day! Let's Party!
Replies: 66
Views: 10066

Re: Thursday is Tau Day! Let's Party!

Tirian wrote:It would be an improvement if it were to be done, but it won't get done if we never have the courage to get started.


Can't have our pi and eat it too.
by willaaaaaa
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jersey toys with independence
Replies: 33
Views: 6559

Re: Jersey toys with independence

Offtopic, but

Spoiler:
Being an American, I at first thought this headline was about New Jersey wishing to secede as a state. I was expecting to see a link to, perhaps, the Onion or some similarly credible news source...

And they say Americans are self-centered. :lol:
by willaaaaaa
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 17450

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

belgarion89 wrote:This is probably the most elegant way to dispatch Rebecca Black yet. Kudos, Randall.


I don't think this comment got the love it deserved.
+1, belgarion.
by willaaaaaa
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Connect 4 Puzzle (To infinity!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4400

Re: Connect 4 Puzzle

I fiddled with this for a while but couldn't do any better. I wonder if someone could prove a lower bound to the answer.
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pixar's "Brave" - Females and Frizziness!
Replies: 26
Views: 7323

Re: Pixar's "Brave" - Females and Frizziness!

I just saw "Brave" over the weekend and I really liked it... I even started tearing up twice. :oops: It's definitely true that the protagonist's "female-ness" is central to the plot, but more than that, I think it is a story about the parent-child bond and its ability to weather ...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming when you suck at maths
Replies: 16
Views: 7495

Re: Programming when you suck at maths

Lastly, I'm fascinated by automation/randomness. I'd like to make little programs that could, say, write short stories, or compose simple songs. I've actually come up with a set of very basic rules using simple arithmetic for the latter, and tried it out with people who were neither mathematicians ...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1035168

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

workspace
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9082606

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

SecondTalon wrote:
roband wrote:Dear brakos82, PCs does not require an apostrophe.

;)

But PC is are not smartphones! You can't argue with that!


Obvious misinterpretation. brakos82 was just trying to say that the dear Firefoxes belonging to his/her PC are not smartphones. :P
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2345950

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

That cartoon is brilliant. :D
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278297

Re: 3 letters in a word

calzone

adk
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where Is Your Source For New Music?
Replies: 29
Views: 53581

Re: Where Is Your Source For New Music?

Pandora, Grooveshark, and chaining Youtube's related videos. :)
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd film strip idea
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Re: xkcd film strip idea

by willaaaaaa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715099

Re: Today I Learned

Shamelessly stolen off Reddit, but TIL that "scumbag" means "condom."
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scumbag?s=t
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming when you suck at maths
Replies: 16
Views: 7495

Re: Programming when you suck at maths

My concise answer is that you can be a great programmer without math, but not a great computer scientist. In terms of writing basic Python programs, you will be just fine with plain logic skills. I second Dr. Willpower's suggestion about Project Euler--it's a great way to practice math and programmi...
by willaaaaaa
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310059

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7183.3 + 4.0 = 7187.3

How I feel when I get off the treadmill:
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by willaaaaaa
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]
Replies: 97
Views: 13685

Re: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]

Well, I'm sure most have heard by now, but Sandusky was found guilty on 45 out of 48 charges. Here's a bit about his memoir from 12 years ago, "Touched," which people are now scouring for hints of his deviant behavior... hindsight is 20/20. http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/19/us/sandusky-memoir-...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49357

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

JeffRelayer wrote:"Only a quick one" - 2
"A couple" - 3
"A few" - 4
"Several" - 5 or more


Incidentally, this is also the scale used in response to the question, "So, sweetie, how many girlfriends have you had before me?"
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: POST USELESS (or useful) ADVICE!
Replies: 14
Views: 4726

Re: POST USELESS (or useful) ADVICE!

Sorry to sidetrack, but this seems relevant: the other day, my friend sent me this link of alternative Java exception explanations, and some are hilarious:
http://rymden.nu/exceptions.html
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML/CSS question
Replies: 13
Views: 5116

Re: HTML/CSS question

It looks like this page was auto-generated from a Microsoft Word document. The "MsoNormal" probably designates the "normal" style as opposed to headers--I'm thinking that the styles are defined somewhere, but if they really aren't anywhere, then it would still make it easy to add...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 178591

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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger The Giver by Lois Lowry A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 1984 by George Orw...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Feedback for my Photo-Comic
Replies: 8
Views: 7703

Re: Feedback for my Photo-Comic

I like the idea, a sort of a dark humor. :) A tip to make the comics look more professional visually, though, would be to put a slightly thicker border around the panes. It can be something artistic like in A Softer World, or a simple 10px black border. Whatever you choose, I think it will instantly...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 278297

Re: 3 letters in a word

cups

chw
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Imposter Puzzle
Replies: 69
Views: 19492

Re: Imposter Puzzle

Do Thurns have emotions?
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29357

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

I just noticed now that seventies guy is not wearing a jacket. :) You have to read the first panel carefully. "Nice Jacket" is followed by a period, not a dash (or semi-colon or whatever else you might want to use). So he's saying "Nice Jacket" to someone off-screen - and means ...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39003

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

eran_rathan wrote:
VanI wrote:
willaaaaaa wrote:Baby, if I could rearrange mathematical notation, I would make it read right-to-left for you.


Don't listen to him. I can give you reverse polish all night long.


+5 internets!


+5 or 5+?
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29357

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

I just noticed now that seventies guy is not wearing a jacket. :) You have to read the first panel carefully. "Nice Jacket" is followed by a period, not a dash (or semi-colon or whatever else you might want to use). So he's saying "Nice Jacket" to someone off-screen - and means ...

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