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by neoliminal
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33306

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

puffenstuff wrote:...as I understand it the original idea was that human brains were used as energy efficent processors for the machines. Somewhere along the line it was decided that this was too complicated to explain. :roll:


This seemed kinda obvious to me once Agent Smith uploaded himself into a human body.
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33306

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

phillipsjk wrote:You can explore a more believable reason everybody is trapped in the matrix: Maybe they are addicted to an elaborate "video game" simulation. Maybe they have been playing for so long that they forgot their "real lives" (people may even play the computer parts).


Avalon anyone?
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33306

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

The Matrix has always held a very strange place in my heart. Back when people used to use phones and modems to talk on BBSs, I wanted to use the user name "Neuromancer"...but blast it, everyone else did too. So I changed it to "Neomancer" and that was fine and/or cool until I rea...
by neoliminal
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 21806

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

...and I loved the alt text. Wait. He puts things in the alt text? This is like the time someone told me that Strongbad had extra things at the end if you clicked on them. Now I have to go back and re-read ALL of them. Not cool. Not funny. Well, strictly speaking it is "Title" text. The y...
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 21806

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

alias.exe wrote:...and I loved the alt text.



Wait. He puts things in the alt text? This is like the time someone told me that Strongbad had extra things at the end if you clicked on them. Now I have to go back and re-read ALL of them.

Not cool. Not funny.
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 68136

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

My wife died in a God Particle/Crossbow accident.

Not nice. Not funny.
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57589

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Katieesq wrote:80 times per year? I think I'm a couple standard deviations away from that mean.


Which way?
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 57589

This thing is broken.

I'm looking at an orgy right now and it's WAY out of whack with the projected numbers. Maybe this is an anomaly but... what the hell am I posting for when I have these two girls 'all up 'pons'?? I don't think I'll even submit this.
by neoliminal
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0561: "Well"
Replies: 187
Views: 53360

Re: "Well" Discussion

If you use DVORAK of course vi sucks. You'd have to remap all the keys to be under your fingers. It wouldn't surprise me if all DVORAK users were emacs users.

Oh yeah... you're a pee-gu.
by neoliminal
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 18010

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

OK, I've been wondering all day if I should waste my money on today's Boffer (24 hour deals for the uk). Today's one is a remote control flying wasp thing for £12(including p&p). So then I come home today and check xkcd and this is today's comic, I was stunned. So I bought it. I had to. The man...
by neoliminal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 18010

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

if he aged the other direction then all of the technologies would have been there when he needed them. But that's what doesn't make sense - they're all still here . Maybe you could argue that you wished you'd been born a few years later to play with the toys as a kid, but it's not like any of the o...
by neoliminal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 18010

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

Sorry 'bout the alt-text! It was sitting in my emacs buffer all evening but I didn't notice the little double-asterisk that told me the file wasn't saved yet. I hope nobody panicked too hard! I think I did this once before back near comic 300 and got a jillion emails before noticing it at like 12:3...
by neoliminal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49091

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

News and Politicians make money by making you mad. Whatever they can do to make you mad gives them your attention and thus power. The attention given to the bonus money at AIG is, in the whole of things, not important at all. It's nothing compare to the scale of the problem and every minute you spen...
by neoliminal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51432

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

Notice, the largest mass murderers in history were atheists, and before you inevitably bring up Hitler, his religious views were questionable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_religious_beliefs He seems to contradict himself in these quotes. You may call into question Hitler's convicti...
by neoliminal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51432

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

God, I hate solipsists...

I know!
by neoliminal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 51432

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

I love that he's not wearing pants in this comic.

I totally LOL'd

But let's remember kids, there ARE times when causation and correlation do coincide.

"Sometimes a cigar really is a big penis in your mouth."
by neoliminal
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0551: "Etch-a-Sketch"
Replies: 124
Views: 25610

Re: "Etch-a-Sketch" Discussion

It takes some serious talent to draw backwards. If you've ever tried to paint a window display so people on the outside saw something you know what I mean. I guess maybe she's just mindlessly doing it based on the knobs, but I think that one night I woke up to find a fully rendered image of a beauti...
by neoliminal
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

Which font is "large friendly lettters"?
by neoliminal
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

Wait, what's Wikipedia l ol? And why can't you say com ic? I can say com ic. I can say com ic very easily. There has to be a rational explanation for why you can't say co mic. I mean, that just seems very odd to me. It's a simple word, co mic is. Cheater. I bet you skip to the end of books and read...
by neoliminal
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

I grew tired of skimming the thread, looking to see if anyone ELSE had noticed the addition to the popular culture section of the Kindle article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindle#In_Popular_Culture In Popular Culture --- The Kindle is referenced in the webcomic xkcd which compares it to The Hitch...
by neoliminal
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23481

Re: "Simple" Discussion

He meant "Prove it."
by neoliminal
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30359

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

But I carry my own copy of the Wikipedia around with me, downloaded to my iTouch. It's been a joy to be able to browse these articles without the rampant attacks by the xkcd crowd when there's a comic about Wikipedia. On the downside it's also sad that I can watch people vandalize what is likely the...
by neoliminal
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23481

Re: "Simple" Discussion

the entry for 'president' end with:
So despite having a large nuclear arsenal, the American president does can't carry out policy and introduce legislation as freely as the British prime minister.
[sic]
by neoliminal
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23481

Re: "Simple" Discussion

Do not forget http://www.uncyclopedia.org when you really need to get misinformed badly.
by neoliminal
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23481

Re: "Simple" Discussion

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier_transformation I'm surprised they even attempted a "simple" article. I think "attempted" is too kind for what that was. That was not simple English and it was a horrid jargon filled summary. Just making the original article shorter is not...
by neoliminal
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23481

Re: "Simple" Discussion

sargeras0000 wrote:I dislike Simple, but that's just because I'm an elitist.


So you dislike the http://simple.wikipedia.com because you believe that you deserve better because you think you are cooler, smarter, richer, or come from a good family?
by neoliminal
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Redefining Division, a non-multiplicative inversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Redefining Division, a non-multiplicative inversion

What if we define Division thusly: The divisor, instead of representing the number of equal sized partitions, instead represents the number of spaces between equal sized partitions. For example: 25/4 would mean take the number 12 and give the result of 4 equally spaced cuts. 25/4=5 or more graphical...
by neoliminal
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 51958

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

Diadem wrote:Something that does not exist can not be biased.


Here is where your logic is flawed. Ignoring the reporting of a significant event is, de-facto, biased.
by neoliminal
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 51958

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

Image still causes problems in word counts because you can either count the words in the image or count the "words" in the article... which someone pointed out might include the tags. But this is a problem because you have to then specify word count as on the page or in the edit screen. Th...
by neoliminal
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 51958

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

If the article doesn't exist, you count the number of words in the "this article does not exist" page. Bogusarticlethatdoesnotexist From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for Bogusarticlethatdoesnotexist in Wikipedia to...
by neoliminal
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 137
Views: 51958

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

I can see the war over hyphenated words now. Is Pro-Life one or two words... what if I just delete the hyphen, did I change the word count? You could theoretically just minor edit this with a single character going back and forth.

Also what if the article only has a .jpg of the article?

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