Search found 272 matches

by Eugo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 35259

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

It's worth You-Tubing a few minutes of the Johnny Cash Show or the Brady Bunch-based variety program (true!), just to reflect on how such an advanced culture can go so horribly wrong. Advanced it was, except that we need to remember that something can advance into many directions, just as long as i...
by Eugo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 35259

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

Anyone watching something that has "holiday" and "special" in the title deserves whatever comes from it.
by Eugo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 78622

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

what's a proper context where I can express bewilderment with this sort of thinking? Er... here? Take comfort in that the elder times were a lot more formal than ours. If you tried to talk to a woman in public, chances are that you'd have her father and brother chasing you with a shotgun. I'd rathe...
by Eugo
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 78622

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Hitting on strangers met in transit is just an extreme case of meeting people face to face. There are proper contexts for those meetings. Pubs and parties come to mind. Ah, the brave new world, so spontaneous and random, and unfettered by reins. Is there a right and wrong context when to sneeze, sm...
by Eugo
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 78622

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Situation in Germany: Woman to other woman she doesn't know in the mall: Hey, I like your shoes, where did you get them? Other woman: Who the hell are you and why are you talking to me? I am a bit exaggerating about the situation in Germany. I would estimate that about 50% of the people would reply...
by Eugo
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

BioTube wrote:
Eugo wrote:So then I revert to my previous question: how do you mention tomato sauce (as a dish, not as a canned ingredient) in American English, if "tomato sauce" is not a sauce?
We don't.

Ah, an unmentionable :mrgreen:
by Eugo
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

So my question stays. There's no way you can just say "tomato sauce" and convey a particular meaning - it "covers pretty much every form of" - so you have to specify or remain ambiguous (see http://ndragan.com/lange/dvosmisleno.html). The article covers pretty much every form of...
by Eugo
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Look, obviously English isn't your native language. Over here, "tomato sauce" is NOT a "sauce" in the culinary sense. It's a base ingredient, much like tomato paste, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, etc. And don't tell me that tomato sauce which IS sauce doesn't ex...
by Eugo
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Look, obviously English isn't your native language. Over here, "tomato sauce" is NOT a "sauce" in the culinary sense. It's a base ingredient, much like tomato paste, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, etc. Without looking: English isn't my first language, but I have ...
by Eugo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 17713

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

Manial wrote:In case you can't see it, the dysentry plot ends at either the beginning or end of the 'E' in 'TIME', and laptop sales actually starts a little below the x axis...

Must mean that initially they had negative sales, i.e. paid people to take them.
by Eugo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 17713

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

The timeline is obviously wrong- there at least should have been a zigzag between dysentery and laptops, and the angels of ascent and descent have no relation to reality. I guess Randall could make a much better one about the Freudian slip of religion into any toilet-related discussion. (I always p...
by Eugo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Question without a promised reward: Why are the Hungarian and Polish notation called so? Well, I knew the answer for Polish notation, and immediately went to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Łukasiewicz article to see if it mentioned the topic, which it does. I didn't remember where Hungarian n...
by Eugo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 48239

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I wish I knew that before reading this comic, because then I'd probably have found it hilarious. Allow me to serve as a data point to the contrary. I knew RPN well enough to get the reference instantly. However... Exactly. The mustard is already on the sausage. It should have been bun sausage .inse...
by Eugo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 78622

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Guys and gals, this whole discussion makes me feel so much younger - except that there were no cute netbooks when I was 16. But that's about the only change, as far as I can see. So the idea that I'm "missing out" by not stepping out of my shy, quiet self for a potential friend or girlfrie...
by Eugo
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 25400

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

I'd do it just to mess with people. "Oh, you have some funny pictures to show me? Yeah, just put them on a USB and stick it in my arm." Once they do, I'd hum for a minute, then laugh histarically. And next thing you know, you're pwned by the gov't, or (far worse), by some obscure corporat...
by Eugo
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 39250

Re: "Free" Discussion

I didn't want to get into a big math discussion, that's why I said about 33% instead of 25%. Too many people would be wondering where the 25% came from. If you want to avoid math discussion, do it right. If you do it wrong, discussion follows. Specially here. Name five other fora where "romanc...
by Eugo
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 89632

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

I say, for instance, if Americans want to break the cycle of school shootings, forget about going after the nerds who might snap. Go after the jocks who bully them. And then go after their parents who bullied them in the first place. The cycle has to be broken somewhere, and the psychotic is just t...
by Eugo
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 89632

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

what I've never gotten: How/why is Enders Game somehow a nerd/geek-essential? It will be a cold day in hell before I give any of my reading-money to that rabid foaming-at-the-mouth homophobe warmonger named Orson Scott Card. Guy's a complete lunatic. I bought only the first two, and that was paperb...
by Eugo
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 89632

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Psykar wrote:The squirrels... well Peter used to torture little animals as a kid. Why a squirrel? who knows.

Because squirrels are like Disney. An acquired distaste.
by Eugo
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 75911

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Ghandi 2 wrote:
torritorri wrote:Since when has xkcd been considered SFW?

Since it was a comic about FUCKING STICK FIGURES!


I've seen the stick figures licking, but fucking... care to remind me when was that?
by Eugo
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 75911

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

scenario3 wrote:I would also like to point out that human nudity ≠ porn... not in every case, of course, but still. It really depends on the context.

There are two things which turn nudity into porn. One is money, the other is the eye of the beholder.
by Eugo
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 75911

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Xutar wrote:Just a quit warning to people hoping to check this. The top two results for "human genitals" on wikipedia are "Genital modification and mutilation" and "Genital Cutting".

Human anatomy is nice. Mutilation and cutting is definitely ugly.
by Eugo
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 75911

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

I'll still be checking XKCD, but definitely not at work anymore. I will. But then, I'm a telecommunist. To be fair, the page has always said that it sometimes features adult humor. I just hadn't come to expect something like this from XKCD. What is all this, folks? I'd understand if it were about D...
by Eugo
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 30312

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

neoliminal wrote:
Eugo wrote:I'd rather say the 2 & 3 were "bad and ass".


So I can quote you as saying that taken as a whole 2 & 3 were "Bad Ass"!


I can't stop you... but the "and" up there stands for exactly that reason, to divide the two words.
by Eugo
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 30312

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

I liked all three. I still watch them every year or so. I found the last 2 did have quite a bit of depth to them, even comparable to the first one, it's just that it was not as explained or as bad-ass. I'd rather say the 2 & 3 were "bad and ass". But that's me, and what depth I find i...
by Eugo
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 30312

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

The concept was not new either, btw. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welt_am_Draht Which I personally think is the better film, despite it's lack of fancy graphics - and definitely the more visionary one - just consider the date (1973) - I think it was even still in black&white... just found p...
by Eugo
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 64794

Re: "Parking" Discussion

How often I've wanted to vandalize cars inconsiderably parked! usually though i'm wanting to throw a brick through the window of the pickup truck monstrosity that didn't leave the space next to him with any room, not cut it in half. Same basic deal, though. The revenge would need to be commensurate...
by Eugo
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 64794

Re: "Parking" Discussion

I buy and sell new, used , surplus, repossessed, or refurbished apostrophes. Many fonts and sizes in stock. Free samples. Specialist in extraneous apostrophe's. Available: easy financing, layaway, qty discounts. POs accepted. Are you sure the PC police won't get you for this? There are no used thin...
by Eugo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 82111

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

Ignoring other practical issues... aren't interest rates usually quoted per annum? - In which case at your 3% interest rate, you would have to wait your original number of interest cycles - over a thousand years. There's a difference between multiplying by 1.03 once and by 1.0025 twelve times, beca...
by Eugo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 82111

Re: Converting to Metric

Significant digits fail. 1.5 and 2.0 are 2 to one sig fig. And besides, you used two sig fig in your original description of your height so why have you started using one? Also why don't you want to be 1.90 m? If you ask me, "one ninety" is just as easy to say as "six three" - y...
by Eugo
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 18375

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

I tried for about 30 seconds to match rythm of the song and the words of the second panel. Didn't really work though. How boring, that would have been awesome. I don't know why I thought this place would somehow be religion free? Must have been one of those moments I sometimes have. You guys, keep ...
by Eugo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109244

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

Yes, but Sim City combined with The Sims combined with Black & White (I think) combined with Civilization could be somewhat like that. Take the decision making of Black & White, the natural disasters of Sim City, the controlling of people of The Sims and the evolution of Civilization, and y...
by Eugo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109244

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

With regards to real numbers, you do realise that no physical quantity is equal to any irrational number or transcendental number, right? the universe approximates values like pi, just as we do, and just as a computer does. There are fundamental limits which seem to imply at least the possibility o...
by Eugo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109244

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

My God.. that was nearly spiritual. So... Can we say Randall effectively put God in his comic? Please, don't. You've inserted religion into every nook and cranny of the so-called real life. Can't you just imagine, for a moment, that spirituality is possible without religion? And while you're at it,...
by Eugo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109244

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

So, is this a simulation of the universe minute by minute or is it just meant to run a simulation if the stones were read? And can he ever, really, be done? To simulate the universe in real time you'd need a quantum computer. Then again, desert guy seems a lot smarter than I. 1 quantum = 1 stone. Q...
by Eugo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0505: "A Bunch of Rocks"
Replies: 406
Views: 109244

Re: "A Bunch of Rocks" Discussion

OK, I see that everyone else has already tried to look up "Wolfram's Rule 34" on Wikipedia, which comes up as "Wolfram Rule 34", which is still just a search and not an article. Now he couldn't possibly mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudotensor , or under http://en.wikipedia...
by Eugo
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0501: "Faust 2.0"
Replies: 96
Views: 19216

Re: "Faust 2.0" Discussion

This is weird, because I just read Doctor Faustus for the very first time yesterday, and wrote about it for a class today. This, hot on the heels of the comic about #3 pencils. I'm finally getting a case of the "Randall, out of my head!" syndrome. I think that's hereditary, or heritage, o...
by Eugo
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 18283

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Socialist Internet? Scary indeed. We should get to unclogging those tubes, ASAP. Government === socialism just as much as religion === inquisition and capitalism === murder for profit, colonialism and sweatshops. Just fulfilling a promise I made to myself to refrain from other political stuff excep...
by Eugo
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 18283

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Socialist Internet? Scary indeed. We should get to unclogging those tubes, ASAP. Government === socialism just as much as religion === inquisition and capitalism === murder for profit, colonialism and sweatshops. Just fulfilling a promise I made to myself to refrain from other political stuff excep...
by Eugo
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 17375

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Should I twitter about wanting to go to pee, or should I pee first and express my experiences? Hmmm... maybe I should blog about the dilemma. Obviously you bring the laptop and twitter while you pee. Obviously you haven't tried that. Not with a 17" laptop... ROFLMAO & specially the PIMP pa...

Go to advanced search