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by neoliminal
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17525

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

It's a fictional representation that is less interesting than the real version.... :cry:
by neoliminal
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17525

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

For whatever reason this reminded me of this April Fools parody I did of XKCD awhile ago.

Image
XKCD (alternate universe) by neoliminal, on Flickr
by neoliminal
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 66543

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

Having trouble with reading Wikipedia today? Maybe you need this:

http://simple.wikipedia.com

On an unrelated note the image of the black hat guy in the background is brilliant.
by neoliminal
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 92068

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Fuel, meet more fire. More fire, meet fuel.

http://www.christianity-revealed.com/cr ... nrite.html
by neoliminal
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 21738

Re: 1004: "Batman"

So should I be slightly less impressed with that guy at the Cosplay convention?

You know, the man dressed as a man dressed as a bat?
by neoliminal
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 92068

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

You never have to prove a negative. My lack of belief is not a belief in itself. The moment you claim something exists, you have to prove it ... any other approach makes no sense, cf. flying spaghetti monster et al.[/quote] 1. The belief of a God exists. 2. The belief of a specific God requires the ...
by neoliminal
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 92068

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Assertions: 1. Adam and Eve existed. 2. God doesn't exist. What would be required for these two seemingly inconsistent things to be true? Two incestuous, narcissistic people with delusional ideations of communications with higher beings and a strong oral history tradition. So I can thankfully still ...
by neoliminal
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 109327

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Cosmic Encounter ftw. (The old version, not the new version.) I find myself strangely attracted to Go as a computer problem. Perhaps because I think it needs a fresh start or perhaps because I'm reading the final chapter of Hikaru no Go . Or maybe I've been staring at my avatar too long. Also, I wo...
by neoliminal
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50470

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

I wonder if he could have done this if he was drawing in a more traditional comic style rather than in stick figures.
by neoliminal
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25122

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

I think there will only be a 5 percentage point difference between those people who know what this joke is about and Mormons. In other news, Senator Grayton was reported to support a lifting of a ban on sanctions against the embargo on illegal pitchers from Cuba, opening the door for new legislatio...
by neoliminal
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0985: "Percentage Points"
Replies: 85
Views: 25122

Re: 0985: "Percentage Points"

I think there will only be a 5 percentage point difference between those people who know what this joke is about and Mormons. In other news, Senator Grayton was reported to support a lifting of a ban on sanctions against the embargo on illegal pitchers from Cuba, opening the door for new legislation...
by neoliminal
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 87506

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

erik65536 wrote:Dear People of the Future,



http://bit.ly/sh4nq4
by neoliminal
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 87506

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Anyone else see a correlation to this:

http://xkcd.com/963/
by neoliminal
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138277

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Silly me. All this time I've been using this 1 to 1 scale map of the earth. I call it earth.
by neoliminal
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 61495

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

This is why I like simple.wikipedia.com.

Citation is not one of the 500 words you can use.
by neoliminal
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138277

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Something I did a while ago to mess with maps.... and people.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neoliminal/4700706870/
Spoiler:
Image
by neoliminal
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 39221

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

The AGILE programmer would have simply thrown a hand full of salt at the guy.
by neoliminal
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25040

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

I remember watching the first MTV video, which was "Video Killed the Radio Star".

And my white hat looks good.
by neoliminal
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34064

Re: 0968: "Everything"

People often say to me

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?


I reply

I do have everything. Do you like where I've put it?
by neoliminal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 29209

Re: 0967: Prairie

I...don't think I'm smart enough to understand this one. Not even after reading (more like scanning, really) the Wikipedia article on the Copenhagen Blah Blah Blah Interpretation Words. Here, let me simple that for you. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doub...
by neoliminal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 28869

Re: 0963: "X11"

1. Install Ubuntu
2. Install OSX Pack.
3. Click "yes" a lot.

Forget I know where the xorg.conf file is.
by neoliminal
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 20318

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

The only difference between flying and swimming is the substance one is traveling through. I feel at some future point the two words will merge into one. Flimming, most likely.
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 36717

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand ternary, those who don't, and that one guy in Rio Preto da Eva, Brazil.
by neoliminal
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32860

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

"Of course you can't find one, your looking on the wrong side of the wall..."
by neoliminal
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 36039

Re: 0951: "Working"

For Bill Gates, it is cheaper (for the price of his time) to own every gas station on the most likely routes he would ever take. Should he ever run out of gas, he could simply offer $10,000 to rent a random stranger's car to his destination, assuming it was more than a 30 seconds away and still be o...
by neoliminal
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 23653

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

The cruising speed of a Lockheed Model 10 Electra is 306 km/h. This gives 108040 * 306 = 33,060,240 km as the distance that she would have covered. Even being generous as to the extent of visibility that plane might have, if she were to have flown over the entire world (and let's assume she was onl...
by neoliminal
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32033

Re: 0948 - "AI"

by neoliminal
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34189

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Remember that when you invest you are loaning the bank money. The bank then loans that money to someone who is willing to pay them more than they will pay you. For example, when you invest in a bank you may get 2% interest while the bank will happily charge you 26% on your credit card (plus fees). T...
by neoliminal
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29073

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

Preemptive response:


Person 1: "My mom's house burned down."
Person 2: "I'm sorry."
Person 1: "I knew it was you."
by neoliminal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 23089

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

Anything is possible with string theory. You just need to add an extra dimension. In this case...
by neoliminal
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317304

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

For those in the know, the best way to keep your password secure is to KEEP THE QUOTE MARKS. "password" , for example, is a very strong password. When they send you your "random-password" and tell you to use it without the quotes, simply change it and keep the quotes. This way yo...
by neoliminal
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317304

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

The best part is that you can keep your password list in plain site because it looks like bad free form poetry, and no one wants to read that: Ode to my passwords: bust repairs advised problem unseen composes allergic slag bell detect clear steel precedent compose lavatory smiles closed pill vend da...
by neoliminal
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 43619

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

Ok I gotta ask.. how does one go about circumcising a cemetery? :) Eight days after the cemetery is laid out, you remove the top layer of soil. Obviously . If you're lucky you don't have people protesting because they're foolish enough to think that a quick cut of a 1/8" piece of skin actually...
by neoliminal
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22313

Re: 929: "Speculation"

While you are correct that a "thunk" is a non-strict or lazy evaluation marker (prior to force-evaluation), the concept and term originated long before LISP (I believe in Ada Lovelace's symbolic language, but don't count on that),..... Whoa whoa whoa... right there mister. There's no need...
by neoliminal
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22313

Re: 929: "Speculation"

I think I fixed the comic to make it more clear:

Image
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spoonerism
Replies: 7
Views: 6327

Re: Spoonerism

Interesting. I had always heard that the resulting words needed to be ... well ... words.

BTW, never heard of par cark... this may be family slang or even idiolect.
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spoonerism
Replies: 7
Views: 6327

Spoonerism

I know that a spoonerism is something like this: Pop Tart -> top part What I want to know is if there is a name for doing this where the resulting "words" are not in common usage such as: rat name -> nat rame totally right -> rotally tight (note here, one is a word in common usage)
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48133

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

My hobby? Making any noun that ends in "p" plural by adding "i".

clampi
twirpi
scallopi
warpi
trollopi
by neoliminal
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0926: "Time Vulture"
Replies: 85
Views: 21171

Re: 0926: "Time Vulture"

If you're having geriatric problems, I feel bad for you son;
I got 99 problems but a Time Vulture ain't one.

SpringLoaded12 wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:Okay, Randall.

WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Ah, welcome back! I was starting to think we had lost you forever.


No worries.

He thought Randall had hidden the forum link to just him. ;-)
by neoliminal
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 44075

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

I keep thinking of potential trojans that might get hidden inside 3-D printer plans.

Imagine downloading plans for a vacuum cleaner and halfway through your carpet it starts to tell you how you can purchase inexpensive Viagra.

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