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by Patashu
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Newcomb's paradox
Replies: 20
Views: 5982

It depends how time, causation, determinism/free will and the Predictor works, really, as the wikipedia article itself says. It's not something we can make an educated statement apon, since we cannot time travel nor predict the future nor cause retrocausation or any of the other weird things this pa...
by Patashu
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's the skinniest boy?
Replies: 89
Views: 12825

Vandole wrote:I think my friend beats you all. He's 6' 0" and around 100 pounds (he's probably heavier now).

That yields a BMI of 13.6. The guy is disturbingly lanky.

Why am I getting a sudden urge to go on a diet?
by Patashu
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 42904

0^0 is 1 in combinatronics but undefined in real analysis.

It depends what context you're using it in.

Any lower then 0^0 though and you're in division by zero territory for sure.
by Patashu
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's the skinniest boy?
Replies: 89
Views: 12825

I am 1.61 meters (5ft 3&1/2in) tall and weigh 45.8 kilograms (101 pounds). BMI is 17.7.

Fatality?
by Patashu
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 42904

I lmfao'd so hard. (maybe just because I've seen the powers of ten video, though)
by Patashu
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abstinence (Split from Santa Claus (OH DEAR TSRD WHY))
Replies: 50
Views: 8439

Telling everyone to be abstinent isn't a solution at all, since people who swear to be abstinent have just as much pre-martial sex as those who don't swear to be abstinent on average. A vast majority won't do it even if you tell them to, which is why abstinence-only sex education is a remarkable fai...
by Patashu
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math games
Replies: 20
Views: 6779

jestingrabbit wrote:
Patashu wrote:I more or less beat Bridge Builder. (Level 15 is impossible haha)

PS: How about Sodaplay?


Level 15 is doable, but level 7 in the 'new' set of levels is completely impossible (until I work it out).

New set of levels?
by Patashu
Thu May 31, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93642

Is there a known, scientifically repeatable mechanism for the spontaneous creation of universes? If there is, then followers of Occam can certainly razor out God. If there isn't, is it not reasonable for people to include God in their thoughts about how the world works? Well, we can't rule out a Fi...
by Patashu
Thu May 31, 2007 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Bad Maths" Joke
Replies: 60
Views: 8139

What's worse then finding a worm in your apple?

The Holocaust.
by Patashu
Thu May 31, 2007 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math games
Replies: 20
Views: 6779

I more or less beat Bridge Builder. (Level 15 is impossible haha)

PS: How about Sodaplay?
by Patashu
Wed May 30, 2007 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I see robots!
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

How long before our robot overlords take over?
by Patashu
Wed May 30, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93642

The idea of the creation of the Earth 6000 years ago then a big flood 4000 years is rather ludicruous, since all evidence aside from the Bible points away from that.

Old earth creationism I can empathize with, at least.
by Patashu
Wed May 30, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Einstein's Riddle
Replies: 33
Views: 10389

It wasn't hard, just time intensive.

PS:
the german has the fish
by Patashu
Wed May 30, 2007 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Scientific mistakes
Replies: 66
Views: 14183

I still can't know, intuitively, whether a question is referring to conventional current or real current.
by Patashu
Tue May 29, 2007 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brilliant Idea... sort of
Replies: 32
Views: 6379

SilverWolfe wrote:Vampiric stealth ninja pirates perhaps?

EDIT: Will have to do the link from home... stupid internet filter at work :(

Contrary to popular belief, adding more adjectives makes an idea worse, not better.
by Patashu
Tue May 29, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stupid Lawsuit
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

I feel unempowered because everyone is blaming their problems on someone else.
by Patashu
Tue May 29, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Hobby:
Replies: 554
Views: 106626

My hobby: Referring to colours as their direct opposite on the colour wheel.
by Patashu
Tue May 29, 2007 3:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Send some feedback on the human body to the manufacturers
Replies: 74
Views: 10995

Send some feedback on the human body to the manufacturers

Dear sirs at Humans Inc., It has come to my attention that your models are still being shipped with appendixes installed, despite numerous reports of their malfunction in later working years. We hereby petition that they be removed from further use until they are safe for reintroduction. PS: See if ...
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2858098

Confession: I judge people by their outward appearances.
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4346
Views: 553768

This is not a non-sequitor.
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stupid Lawsuit
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: Stupid Lawsuit

Authorities said the 29-year pitcher had a blood content of nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol in his system when he crashed into the back of the tow truck. He was also speeding, using a cell phone and wasn't wearing a seat belt, Police Chief Joe Mokwa said after the accident. Marijuana also ...
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 494196

A bumper sticker on the back of a car: If this appears blue you're going TOO FAST!!
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Useless Things
Replies: 83
Views: 15563

Mobius Strip Tires. Twice the lifetime, same price!
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Non-existing physical constructs
Replies: 198
Views: 32069

by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Division by Zero (Please, no new threads about this)
Replies: 367
Views: 85156

LE4dGOLEM wrote:I would like to take the time to point out that 0/0 is over nine thousand.


Vegeta, what does the scouter say about 0/0?

IT'S EXACTLY OOOOONE
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Relational Sudoku
Replies: 10
Views: 3160

Re: Relational Sudoku

Well, since that one was solved I'll post the other one I was given to see if that works too: +-----+-----+-----+ |?<?>?|?>?>?|?<?>?| |v v ^|v v ^|^ ^ ^| |?<?<?|?<?<?|?<?>?| |^ v ^|^ ^ ^|v v v| |?>?<?|?>?<?|?>?>?| +-----+-----+-----+ |?>?>?|?>?<?|?<?>?| |v v ^|v ^ v|v v ^| |?>?<?|?<?>?|?<?<?| |^ ^ ^...
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Hobby:
Replies: 554
Views: 106626

My hobby: Tapping surfaces at varying angles and positions and pretending they correspond to different pitches of a song.
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which computing feature would be most useful in real life?
Replies: 146
Views: 20702

Slowing down the CPU at will, of course (underclocking?)

Another good one would be changing the system clock.
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Another alternative technological history
Replies: 77
Views: 10656

Why am I suddenly thinking of ultra-fast space shuttle launch challenges in Civilisation II? :)
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Relational Sudoku
Replies: 10
Views: 3160

I'm not sure; I tried to solve it but screwed up somewhere. It might or it might not, I wouldn't know how to tell.
by Patashu
Mon May 28, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Relational Sudoku
Replies: 10
Views: 3160

Relational Sudoku

+-----+-----+-----+ |?>?<?|?<?<?|?>?<?| |^ ^ v|^ ^ ^|v ^ v| |?>?<?|?<?<?|?<?<?| |^ ^ ^|v v v|^ v ^| |?>?<?|?<?>?|?>?<?| +-----+-----+-----+ |?>?<?|?>?>?|?<?<?| |v ^ ^|v ^ ^|v ^ v| |?<?>?|?<?>?|?<?>?| |^ v v|^ ^ v|v ^ ^| |?<?>?|?>?>?|?<?>?| +-----+-----+-----+ |?<?<?|?<?<?|?>?<?| |^ v v|^ ^ ^|v v v|...
by Patashu
Fri May 18, 2007 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Falwell is Dead
Replies: 52
Views: 10290

Aren't Phelps and Falwell more or less on the same side? Hell, they even both blamed 9/11 on gays/etc
by Patashu
Fri May 18, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: for my philosophy class
Replies: 7
Views: 4263

Might be an appeal to emotion, but it looks alright.
by Patashu
Thu May 17, 2007 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Non-existing physical constructs
Replies: 198
Views: 32069

An infinitely smart, infinitely greedy, infinitely bloodthirsty pirate.
by Patashu
Thu May 17, 2007 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Pointless questions with no answers.
Replies: 100
Views: 22950

Do people in Australia call the rest of the world "up over"? (Answer would actually be appreciated, I'm heading down there this summer.) Hmm, I'm reminded of a map I once saw down in New Zealand that was reversed, so that New Zealand and Australia were up the top. :) (All the names were u...
by Patashu
Wed May 16, 2007 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The banana or peanut butter; which is a better atheist nmare
Replies: 59
Views: 7645

Gelsamel wrote:Seen these before.

My reply:

Yeah and a dick fits an anus, I guess God meant it to be.


I've got your arguement summarized into one word: Prostate.
by Patashu
Wed May 16, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1070810

Disco lights
by Patashu
Wed May 16, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Pointless questions with no answers.
Replies: 100
Views: 22950

Why is pikachu yellow?
by Patashu
Wed May 16, 2007 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4346
Views: 553768

The moon will collide with the earth in 30 minutes.
by Patashu
Wed May 16, 2007 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Left Theory Right (lame title :P)
Replies: 42
Views: 5739

Looks like it's pretty much 1/10 lefties in xkcd so far.

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