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by bmonk
Fri May 07, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 19623

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

I like that last line: "No, it might still be good!" I like the expiration dates on bottled water, Twinkies, and the like--four or more years after the production date. How can they tell it will go bad then? Why set it at an arbitrary date like that? *** And, regarding the various calendar...
by bmonk
Wed May 05, 2010 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0736: "Cemetery"
Replies: 52
Views: 14841

Re: "Cemetery" discusstion

And I've discovered that the worst place to read XKCD is school. I literally laughed out loud, and people looked at me funny. eh...for you I agree... for me, I'm in my office (as usual), and from the next office they always give me weird looks... spooky, green weird looks :shock: I'd have thought t...
by bmonk
Mon May 03, 2010 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 20504

Re: "Floor" Discussion

Where did they get the detonator from? Does everyone have cooler toys than me? :( Maybe he got it from the Hardware store near Calvin's house. Didn't they have flamethrowers and dynamite? I see some others noted the Calvin connection too... And then there's this: My 4 year old son plays this game, ...
by bmonk
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28377

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

The remaining 90 minutes of the movie will be a romantic comedy. Sadly, they will be prosecuted for murder :/ That was my reaction, too. I mean, in a normal zombie scenario, the town is overrun, and people are killed, and so there's an implicit social pact among the survivors that killing zombies i...
by bmonk
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28377

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

Fantastic. I'm looking forward to a movie whose first 5 minutes have absolutely nothing to do with the plot. Like the "trailer" that started Monty Python's The Meaning of Life ? ("The Crimson Permanent Assurance" sketch). Of course, halfway through, they did tie it back into the...
by bmonk
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0454: "Rewiring"
Replies: 51
Views: 14608

Re: "Rewiring" Discussion

An earlier version of this comic: SIRS: I was quite taken with the article entitled "Flexagons" in your December issue. It took us only six or seven hours to paste the hexa-hexaflexagon together in the proper configuration. Since then it has been a source of continuing wonder. but we have ...
by bmonk
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 13050

Re: "Eagle" Discussion

This reminds me of a story my mother once told me from when she was a field biologist in North Dakota (or Montana, maybe, I forget). As I understand it, she was doing some bird-related study along a country road (measuring such and such every mile or so). One of the measurements needed to be taken ...
by bmonk
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 13050

Re: “Eagle” discussion

*khhhkht* "the ferret is in the air, over" *khhhkht* *khhhkht* Copy that... NOOO The eagle has eaten the ferret, we repeat *khhhkht* That is the code for when China attacks Germany from the border they share... They don't share a border, I know that . Is that border anywhere near Springfi...
by bmonk
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Earth?
Replies: 198
Views: 30418

Re: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Eart

While it may seem intuitive that having a smaller population of people on the earth will result in a higher standard of living for those few, due to greater natural resources available to them, killing off a large percentage of the population would actually result in the contrary, since today's (as...
by bmonk
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Earth?
Replies: 198
Views: 30418

Re: Why shouldn't we kill off a large percentage of the Eart

Avoiding the moral arguments for now, there is a practical reason for not engaging in a genocide for any particular reason. By determining you need to kill off x number of people, you are going to have to chose who those people are. Humans being humans, they will object to this. Violently. If you w...
by bmonk
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29277

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

Whenever someone says "my boring, empty life" I'll think of this comic. The world is awesome, full of boring and not so boring mysteries. Just gotta keep lookin'. And it sure helps to look beneath the seemingly placid surface. I'm in favour of gutting NASA and transferring most of their f...
by bmonk
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 25072

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

SummerGlauFan wrote:
bmonk wrote:
ManaUser wrote:That's not very realistic. Lasers don't go "fwoosh", they go "pew pew".

I agree, and here's proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBKjzXuDdjU :lol:


That is the most awesome thing I have seen all day.


Thank you, SummerGlauFan. I really liked it too.
by bmonk
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 99456

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Um... I hate to be a nit-pick, but I'm going to add my own brand of nerdiness to the mix here... That warm front isn't a warm front. That's actually the symbol for a dry line. I was just surprised it wasn't an occluded front. Would a warm front really produce the desired effect? And the fact that t...
by bmonk
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 99456

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Obviously, this circuit would never work without I-95 South eventually turning into 93 North. Of course, the fact that it's actually a flux capacitor is also significant. That may be why my favorite part of the diagram is "Not a resistor; wire just does this." I laughed at that too. Also ...
by bmonk
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 25072

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

ManaUser wrote:That's not very realistic. Lasers don't go "fwoosh", they go "pew pew".

I agree, and here's proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBKjzXuDdjU :lol:
by bmonk
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28643

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I hope I don't have to drive in order to have a driving dream--I've had dreams of flying, but never flew (without an airplane) in real life... :roll:
by bmonk
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28643

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

So, which brain worms are responsible for going to school or work naked, or forgetting to study for a test? Or showing up at school and not having the schedule?
by bmonk
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 51886

Re: "Numbers" Discussion

I haven't done the internet searches, but according to my email inbox (Viagra, penis enlargement, breast enlargement, drugs, especially for Alzheimer's, and Nigerian heiresses) most of America should have big, stiff penises and huge breasts, but not know what to do with them--oh, and they will soon ...
by bmonk
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 70805

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

It's always interesting to me how, when mathematics has advanced so unbelievably far, a problem an elementary schooler (or maybe a middle schooler, depending on their education) could easily grasp is able to be a puzzle for the world's greatest mathematicians. So, as far as I can tell, we're basica...
by bmonk
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0706: "Freedom"
Replies: 122
Views: 27712

Re: "Freedom" Discussion

Yes, we are free to act however we wish--but there are consequences to our choices. And we all expect others to act according to certain standards. A student once told a college prof in a course (Ethics, I think), "There are no rules of behavior that I need to follow unless I choose to follow t...
by bmonk
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32064

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

I'm not sure that this is how the Principle of Explosion works. It's true that he could end up with Mom's phone number--but there would be no way to be sure it was right... Still, I can't prove he didn't derive it. In fact, with P & ~P, I can't prove anything, just because I can prove anything....
by bmonk
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0703: "Honor Societies"
Replies: 234
Views: 59334

Re: Honor Societies

I'd rather join the Contradiction Club than the Tautology Club. 1. You may join the Contradiction Club only if you are not eligible. If you are eligible, you may not become a member. 2. If you are not eligible, you may not join the Contradiction Club. If you are not eligible, your membership is assu...
by bmonk
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32064

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

I'm not sure that this is how the Principle of Explosion works. It's true that he could end up with Mom's phone number--but there would be no way to be sure it was right... Still, I can't prove he didn't derive it. In fact, with P & ~P, I can't prove anything, just because I can prove anything. ...

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