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by CorruptUser
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 19236

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

For (some of) you that are not 27ish today, if you were born in the middle of September, guess when you were concieved? Try enjoying Christmas with THAT image in your mind. I'm not much better off, having an early November birthday, but everyone assumes that married people have sex on Valentines any...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 16035

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

With my minimal background in infrastructure, I think this timeframe can work with construction projects too. If there are plans to build a new major whatever, it needs massive federal support for it to become realistic at all. The Second Avenue Subway in New York City was considered in 1929. It's ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0679: "Christmas Plans"
Replies: 64
Views: 12479

Re: "Christmas Plans" Discussion

-.Mateo.- wrote:Also, until I open my present there are both a playstation 3 and a sweater inside...
Last year I got a dead cat!


Same here. I ordered a chandalier from someone on Ebay named BHatG, but all I got was a dead bobcat.
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 16035

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

So much for the permanent bases on Mars... At least the military's robot assassin technology arrived on time; we've had them since Bosnia. Pain rays are in the final stages of testing (i.e., seeing if it causes cancer). Tanks now have EMP pulses that destroy incoming missiles. Railguns are currently...
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 19931

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

Sadly, the "good" parents will have fewer children, while the foolish stick figures will breed like graphite. In a few decades, stick figures will outnumber us 3 to 1.
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 18188

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

-.Mateo.- wrote:Is beret guy the Yin to Black Hat's Yang?


If so, that means that an evil twin (good twin?) of Megan exists somewhere.

I'm assuming BHG's girlfriend is Megan, correct me if I'm wrong.
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 42284

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

If anything, "Atlas Shrugged" is a horror novel; while Rand seems to view people as almost 1-dimensional (according to her you are either Objectivist or Parasite), it is horrifying to see so many people that fit Rand's view of the Looter or the Moocher. If only we could trim out about 600 ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The right of the burglar
Replies: 253
Views: 18556

Re: The right of the burglar

And I wouldn't argue that if you have a gun in the house someone would use it against you. There's a very fine line to walk there -- statistics link on this same page indicate that people in possession of a gun are 4.5 times more likely to get shot than those who are not carrying. That's because cr...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 42284

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

For example, Classic Liberalism (aka Libertarianism) was the philosophy of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, only to be forgotten soon after, then brought back by Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman. My mind! She explodes! The implication appears to be that Classic Liberalism is an invention of Jefferson's...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 42284

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

As one of my Philosophy teachers once said, "If it only works 'in theory', then it doesn't work in theory". I've always preferred "In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they often differ." Yes but the point my teacher was trying to make was that if it does...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 42284

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

As one of my Philosophy teachers once said, "If it only works 'in theory', then it doesn't work in theory".
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 42284

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Anyway, here's a question for the Philosopher/Scientist/Engineer analogy. It seems clear that as Science makes "progress", better engineering will be possible (faster computers, cleaner energy, etc - real tangible benefits for living humans, that couldn't be done without that improved Sci...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 16983

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

While the instability is a myth, the resource hogging is not. I've worked on far too many Vista computers for my taste, and it fights tooth and nail to refuse to give up it's resources when I need them. Anyway, why are we talking about Vista instead of Windows 7? ...because the first service pack f...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 16983

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Please computer, I never meant to take you for granted! I know. I sometimes step back and look at, well, everything I use. Just imagine all the effort you would exert just to make 1 sheet of paper, yet minimum wage pays the equivalent of 500 sheets an hour. I can earn enough in a year for a decent ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 16983

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

I actually don't mind Vista (the professional edition, at least). I haven't had an encounter with the BSoD yet, so I suppose that's the advantage over XP. I don't use IE or MF; most viruses/spyware are designed for those two. Of course, the adorable kitty videos might not be designed for my browser,...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 28326

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

(This may be on the other thread)

Where is the black man who will have to be sacrificed for the mission, because Hollywood thinks people want to see black people dying gruesome deaths?
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0672: "Suggestions"
Replies: 90
Views: 18845

Re: "Suggestions" Discussion

Edit: Oh, and in regard to all the complaints about this having been "done" a week ago on collegehumor... Geez, it's not as if, before writing a comic, Randall can read the WHOLE INTERNET to make sure nobody else has already thought of the same joke. I'm sure Black Hat Guy and, umm, Black...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 28326

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

Of course, the reason that the Sun's fusion was going out was because the big bad government was trying to figure out how to weaponize the sun.
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 13225

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

sillybear25 wrote:So wait, does this mean we know Beret-Guy's name? Because I'm pretty sure Randall only draws females with ponytails, and a quick Wikipedia lookup shows that Volvo's CEO isn't named Stephen, so the only Stephen left...


Stephen is the CEO.
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 13225

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

rubber314chicken wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:So, white-hat-guy is now overweight-baseballcap-guy?


It looks like a beret to me?


<cough>Michael Moore</cough>
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 13225

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

So, white-hat-guy is now overweight-baseballcap-guy?
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 25862

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

Pandora once started playing Blue October's "Dirt Room" as my boss was walking by (everyone is allowed to have music on their computers, except customer service who use a radio).

Luckily I had headphones on, but still.
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 21514

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

Or he could do the exact opposite, and make a hammer that hits at 120 db, and then use a focusing dish to knock out the guy's hearing.
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 41845

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

William Gosset was working in the business world (Guiness Brewery) when he developed the first statistical method for mean estimation, in order to maximize barley production. Of course, Gosset had to use a pseudonymn to publish his works, now called the t Distribution or Student's t, because a previ...
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 29934

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

At first I thought the Satyr was turning around to look at the probe, then realized that he was facing forwards.
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 15139

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

A problem. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Since no one was around to hear it, either the tree never existed (or it really doesn't make a sound), or your equation would cause the end of the world as we know it. Occam's Razor, please. Th...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 12106

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

Wouldn't it be easier to just automatically have another election with the leading candidates, based on the percentage the frontrunner has, if no one has a majority? For example, if the frontrunner has between (1/(N+1)) and (1/N) of the vote, then the a second election is held for the N leading cand...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 12106

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

Funny thing about the Bull Moose Party... here in Vermont we still have a strong Progressive Party represented by a Bull Moose http://www.progressiveparty.org/ The platform might not be the exact same as in 1912, but they do have a few seats in the Legislature and the like. Speaking of Vermont, can...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 12106

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

But the only person that would be in the Bull Moose party would be Sarah Palin! Before the flamewar starts, T-Rexevelt used to hunt moose from a moving train, as well as hunt every vicious beast he could think of, was considered batshit insane, had a strange family, was never known for good politica...
by CorruptUser
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 48464

Re: "Lego" Discussion

Am I the only person here that doesn't have a vendetta against Microsoft? Sure, they cut support to XP just before 7 comes out, charge $200 for the OS, violated a few patent laws here and there while demanding protection for themselves, their contract has a claus in it that lets them revoke your lis...
by CorruptUser
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 83881

Re: "Dating Pools" Discussion

The justification was that age appropriateness should be based on compatible levels of experience. I am so strongly opposed to such a formula. It implies that a person who doesn't get over shyness around women until his late 20s must either date teenagers or stay single forever. Amount of experienc...
by CorruptUser
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 15139

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

Apparently I can't post replies. Anyway, do they have to be related, or just emotionally bonded? If by relations, then we have the world's most sadistic paternity test. *sigh* Although I think Firefox is a buggy pile of crap, I already made an off-topic post explaining the problem: Re: "Movie ...
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 15139

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

Apparently I can't post replies.

Anyway, do they have to be related, or just emotionally bonded? If by relations, then we have the world's most sadistic paternity test.
by CorruptUser
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 11119

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:From the future, is it bad that Lady Gaga keeps making me think of this comic?


Lady Gaga?

Sorry, I'm not into Pokemon.
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 30906

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

I think this also applies to comic books. Spiderman is one of those so-cheesy-it's-awesome comics, but once or twice it's taken too far.

Spoiler:
Peter Parker's web gives Gwen Stacey a broken neck


Spoiler:
Peter Parker's radioactive semen gives Mary Jane cancer
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 336
Views: 118229

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Wait, what about the part where Frodo is stunned by the Spider (Sheela or whatever her name is), and Sam takes the ring? The graph shows the ring transfer, but not them being seperated.

I know they weren't more than a half-mile apart, but still, they weren't together.
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 48464

Re: "Lego" Discussion

Random832 wrote:For those who think she's deciding not to be an organ donor...

Which is a worse fate for a Lego: becoming part of a spaceship or train, or staying in the bin forever?


Definately the train; every Lego dreams of becoming a spaceship.

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