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by scikidus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

Felstaff, besdies that post here's your only other post (I think) in this thread: Sixty-three minutes to be exact. Great, now the hugs thread is going to be at the top of my 'view your posts' pile alongside a whole bunch of other forum games I've dipped into. What happens if you delete your two post...
by scikidus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796477

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Ouch.jars wrote:My first attempt...
I think it hasn't been done.

*raises hand*
I did it, but have fun with it. :D
by scikidus
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Second rant: Briareos keeps revealing my sources. Grr. Sorry! You'll note it didn't occur to me that you had read it there. I think I thought it was a coincidence? Well OK then. :D In other news, Google Reader is reporting that I've read 4,952 items in the past 30 days, and shared 199 of them. Also...
by scikidus
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Very Big Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Very Big Numbers

Surely that ought to be 10^303? Whoops, my bad. EDIT: It's the largest number "with a conventional name." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centillion That isn't what this planner said though, it said the largest number "recognized by mathematicians." Our calendars are lying to our c...
by scikidus
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Briareos wrote:
scikidus wrote:But, Jurassic Park? Really? Really? (DO NOT CLICK. EVER.)
This just showed up on Geekologie too.

Second rant: Briareos keeps revealing my sources. Grr.

Geekologie is awesome, though. :D
by scikidus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Dear Internet: Look, I know Rule 34 is universal. I get it. And you usually get to have your fun with it. But, Jurassic Park ? Really? Really? (DO NOT CLICK. EVER.) I think I just died inside. "Clever Girl on Girl" is not an intriguing title, it is the destruction of my childhood. Also, wh...
by scikidus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger!
Replies: 1590
Views: 412379

Re: My number is bigger!

is hyperoperation at all promising? I'm not going to submit an entry, as the numbers right now are absolutely titanic, but would someone basically tell me what page of the thread the scale of this is on? Or am I basically reinventing Conway arrows? f(x,y,z), where x =1 is addition, x=2 is multiplic...
by scikidus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Daojia wrote:There are some people in this world who can't learn to accept others who who they are and I hate people like that.

That's from Tom Lehrer, no?
Tom Lehrer wrote:There are some people in this world who do not love their fellow man and I hate people like that.
by scikidus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 319303

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

put the feather in a cup of water filled to the brim and measure the amount of water that splashes out. Even without surface tension issues for the water (just add a dab of soap), that measures the volume of the feather through displacement. You still need to know the density of the elusive feather...
by scikidus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Very Big Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Very Big Numbers

Obligatory link to FG thread where we made gob-smackingly huge numbers: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7469 Yes, big numbers are fun. In other news, my Page-A-Day calendar once told me that the "centillion" (10^300) was the largest non-infinite number recognized by mathema...
by scikidus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Comics you Remember Reading but Can't Remember the Name of.
Replies: 4
Views: 13028

Re: What was this comic?

I found it! Thank you, internet!

The comic was from Chuck and Beans.

Image

^_^
by scikidus
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

Um, guys, we have SCIENCE to sort out all of this weight and height data.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=male+17+years+old+6+feet+tall+170+pounds

(I'm 16 but I'm closer to 17 for accuracy)
by scikidus
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

*hugs for goodness' sake*
by scikidus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany says "Stop using IE"
Replies: 45
Views: 4361

Re: Germany says "Stop using IE"

Update: France has joined the rally against IE as well. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/7018669/France-warns-against-Internet-Explorer-use.html The French government issued an advisory to computer users, recommending that they switch to a different web browser, such as Firefox or Goo...
by scikidus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

It's technically the store for another forum...none of you will want to buy anything, I'm sure of it.

http://www.zazzle.com/leagueofreason

I had the most fun figuring out XML and CSS to get the website to match the related forum. :D

*hugs*
by scikidus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Why do (sometimes otherwise intelligent) people join those stupid Facebook groups claiming to donate money to Haiti (or whatever other current issue) for each person who joins? They are so obviously not real, and I do not understand the point. Just go donate your own fucking dollar directly to a kn...
by scikidus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

*anti-animosity hugs*

Guess what all? So 8 months ago I set up a store on zazzle with a few products in it and I promptly forgot about it.

Today I went back and ZOMG! Total earnings:
Spoiler:
$10.86 BITCH!


*now I can nearly afford one of my own tshirts hugs*
by scikidus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Gah. What is it with these website-hosting sites? Virtually all of them sound OK, but have unending piles of reviews elsewhere going on and on about how horrible they are (near-constant downtime, useless tech support, good old fashioned scams, etc.). Out of the few that don't have these sort of com...
by scikidus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

Bulvox wrote:And just days after my laptop gets fixed, Toni's laptop catches fire... Now what am I supposed to do all night?

*bored hugs*

About when did this happen? I'm afraid I may be responsible... :shock:

*pyro hugs*
by scikidus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

*snip*

I'm better now. It felt good to vent at the time.
by scikidus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 380562

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

Sorry to bump, but I wanted to add that PHPacademy on YouTube makes great tutorials for beginners, IMO. He steps you through everything, from the installation and use of XAMPP, to building login scripts, to modifying phpBB. EDIT: Also, does anyone have resources for learning more about jQuery? I've ...
by scikidus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

Under A Pale Grey Sky wrote:I have a vague idea for an earth ferret, but it'll take some time for me to come up with a solid image in my mind. Not to mention that it'll take even more effort to get me to actually draw it.

I'm pretty sure we call earth ferrets "moles".

*ferret-tastic hugs*
by scikidus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6975

Re: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti

Just noticed something: Google has decided to subsidize the calling fee to Haiti on Google Voice accounts for two weeks.

http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/
by scikidus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

CueBall wrote:
Ivora wrote:GOD I HATE CURFEWS!!!!

What am I 12?! I can pull an all-nighter if I DAM AS WELL WANT TOO! :evil:


THIS.

Thirded.
by scikidus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atomic-bond resolution microscopy
Replies: 41
Views: 5180

Re: Atomic-bond resolution microscopy

With a little practice you can get a perfectly flat surface of graphite (and other suitable materials) simply by adhering and removing scotch tape. Wow! I'll have to Wikihow this later. Thank you for the science, I promise to use it only for good, though I'll have no way of knowing whether or not I...
by scikidus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6975

Re: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti

In other news, the "text Haiti to 90999" campaign has worked insanely well, bringing in something like 10,000,000 dollars. That's a million people within 3 days using 15 seconds of their time to help people they've never met.

Code: Select all

$Faith_in_Humanity++;
by scikidus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6975

Re: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti

∞ % of annual income given! *punches air with fist* But in all seriousness, this past September I worked on a marathon charity webshow to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Our goal was $10,000. Thanks to the awesomeness of YouTube, we got donations up to over $33,250. I'm currently cherishin...
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6975

Re: Devastating earthquake destroys most of Haiti's capitol.

Any thoughts about what's the most effective way to help out? Which agencies are likely to be most useful? Doctors Without Borders? Red Cross? World Food Programme? I'm thinking one of the first two, since apparently there's a medicine shortage. Definitely DWB and the Red Cross. Texting "Haiti...
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"
Replies: 132
Views: 13812

Re: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"

Apparently there's some support from the people about this:

http://i.imgur.com/5xJmy.jpg
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796477

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Aikanaro wrote:I wonder if Randall reads this thread, and specifically made today's comic to thwart y'all....

Source: 688
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javascript:function%20foo(){foo()};foo();
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt Text: not enough time
Replies: 16
Views: 8023

Re: Alt Text: not enough time

Or, if you insist on your solution being browser-independent, note the title of the day's comic, head on over to the " Individual XKCD Comic Threads " subforum, and find the relevant discussion thread for that comic. Not only is the alt-text printed for you, but you also get pages of witty...
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3480574

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Ivora wrote:GOD! It sucks when you can't find a song you just LOVE! :cry:

http://www.bored.com/songtapper/
by scikidus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6975

Re: Devastating earthquake destroys most of Haiti's capitol.

You have to keep in mind that Haiti's population is only around 10 million. If the 100k death toll reports are correct, that's 1% of the population. One out of every hundred people, suddenly gone. Add on top of that the projected 3 million affected, and Haiti is going to take a massive overhaul to g...
by scikidus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

BigBoss wrote:
videogamesizzle wrote:SUCCESS.
Spoiler:
Image

*hugs*


IT'S PEACHES THE FLAMING FERRET! SCIENCE DOES WORK, BITCHES!

*hugs*

Someone please, please make that their avatar.
by scikidus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

BigBoss wrote:
videogamesizzle wrote:Image
*FLAMING FERRET HUGS*


This should be a tshirt. *hugs*

*cough*
http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Sc ... ry_Code=QC
Close Enough.

*hugs*
by scikidus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796477

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

*bows*

However, my reigning champion was displaced by the ordinal folk.

Damn ordinals.
by scikidus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796477

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

joshz wrote:What's that notation?

Did you click the link? We had a big-number contest.
by scikidus
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1727859

Re: Hugs!

WHY WOULD YOU THROW A FERRET?! THOSE ARE AWESOME! IT IS A RABID FERRET THAT IS ALSO ON FIRE WHICH SEEMS LIKE A RATHER UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE. UNLESS YOU'RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING IN WHICH CASE I WON'T JUDGE. *CAPS LOCK HUGS* ARE WE TALKING LIT ON FIRE, OR NATURALLY ON FIRE? BECAUSE A NATURALY FLAMI...
by scikidus
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796477

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

joshz wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:
joshz wrote:A(g64,g64)/10

A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))/10

[math]\frac{A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))^{A((A(g64,g64)),A((A(g64,g64)))}}{10}[/math]

E{xkcd`}{xkcd`}/10
by scikidus
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"
Replies: 132
Views: 13812

Google to Reconsider Chinese "Approach"

Hot off the presses at the Google Blog : A new approach to China 1/12/2010 03:00:00 PM Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure origin...

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