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by fimzo
Wed May 25, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186750

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

I saw this a few days ago somewhere else. Someone there mentioned that Dice didn't work. (It went to Statistical Randomness, which went back to dice.) I just checked, and since then someone has turned an earlier word in the article into a link. I did find this exception, though: Dental Restoration -...
by fimzo
Thu May 19, 2011 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Where would they strike?" (hypothetical question)
Replies: 46
Views: 6913

Re: "Where would they strike?" (hypothetical question)

First, buy huge stretches of land in the deserts west of the Rocky Mountains. Then, fire the nuke to hit the San Andreas Fault, destroying the western coast and increasing the value of the purchased land, allowing them to sell it for a huge profit. Oh, and if there are two nukes, send one to a rando...
by fimzo
Tue May 17, 2011 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?
Replies: 51
Views: 6648

Re: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?

All of them, USA, and the first 2 actors.
by fimzo
Mon May 16, 2011 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81750

Re: 899: "Number Line"

I think I'm going to use one of the proofs given here to convince my friends that .9(bar)=1, probably skeptical scientist's. I'm just finishing 8th grade, and I'm in an advanced math class with two other students in my school. Neither of them believed my when I explained it to them with the .3(bar) ...
by fimzo
Wed May 11, 2011 2:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Blatant racism in class
Replies: 115
Views: 15402

Re: Blatant racism in class

Wow, that's terrible. I'm in a junior high in St. Paul, and I've never encountered something like that. In my history classes, when we talked about the Holocaust, KKK, etc., nearly everyone in the class was appalled, with the opposite reaction from what the students in your class had. One thing I ha...
by fimzo
Wed May 11, 2011 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 90065

Re: Instruments you wish you played

I'd really like to play guitar, but since I'm going into high school, I don't think I'd have the time to learn a second instrument with all the extra work I'll be doing. And I don't want to stop playing violin and switch, since I'm fairly good at it and it's a beautiful instrument.
by fimzo
Wed May 11, 2011 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0896: "ZOmbeis"
Replies: 125
Views: 33139

Re: 0896: "Marie Curie"

I was expecting Rosalind Franklin to be mentioned, like a few other people were.
by fimzo
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 203953

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Bruce Springsteen is pretty good at creating those... the break before "The Highway's jammed with broken heroes" in Born to Run would be one example. A more recent one is Mary's place, the line starting with "Your lovin grace surrounds me". It's the mood of the whole song packed...
by fimzo
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191763

Re: What are you listening to?

The Beatles - I Am the Walrus. Slowed down 800%.
by fimzo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185473

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

I think I've posted about eight. So I'll add:
-Dune (Frank Herbert)
To my list. I finally read it.
by fimzo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 61006

Re: 0889: Turtles

I am the eggman... They are the eggmen... I am the turtle...
by fimzo
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 58443

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

...I came in to suggest he make a diagram like this for chess (obviously not seriously). Wow, I didn't expect such an outburst, although I suppose that I could have anticipated it if a few things had occurred to me. Arguments like these reason I barely post on xkcd. On an unrelated note, I realized ...
by fimzo
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185473

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

I finally got around to reading 1984. Since I only posted about 8 books in my submission, I'm adding 1984.
by fimzo
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Ampersand Appreciation Society
Replies: 47
Views: 8821

Re: The Ampersand Appreciation Society

Thanks for the info, tendays & EstlLadon. I've begun emphasising the "et" in ampersands in my writing. In hindsight, I should have realized "et" was of Latin origin. No sure if that really makes sense. The point of an ampersand is that it is quick to write, while people stil...
by fimzo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185473

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

clockworkmonk wrote:two Hs, two Gs.

Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
so, 2 of each.

Ahh... I seem to remember it being something like that. Interesting way to shorten it.
by fimzo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Ampersand Appreciation Society
Replies: 47
Views: 8821

Re: The Ampersand Appreciation Society

Did "&/et" come to represent "and" due to the usage of another language, French for example? I guess I could just look it up, but I thought I'd mention it here. Also, "ampersand" is a neat name, but who came up with it? &&&Et& "Et" means &...
by fimzo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 18396

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

big boss wrote:When I first saw the bailout comic I thought it was going to be a joke about the economy...


I had to reread it, because I was expecting it to be about the economy. I like the result much better than I would like any economic/political joke, though.
by fimzo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185473

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Slightly off-topic, but I saw someone use H2G2 for The Hitchicker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've heard this before... where does that last "2" come from?
by fimzo
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A Name For A Gaming Club
Replies: 15
Views: 8511

Re: A Name For A Gaming Club

Just make some weird acronym involving the words 'tabletop' and 'computer'. "Wisconsins TCG club!" Tabletop and Computer Gaming club. That'd be pretty cool if you did tcg's as well :D "The black CAT gaming club" (Computer And Tabletop) Or simply "tGc", with some flashy...
by fimzo
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27072

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

These are some of his better recent comics, in my opinion. Ring cycle was great! I'm not sure I'd like them as the only thing here, but I'm far from complaining.
by fimzo
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A Name For A Gaming Club
Replies: 15
Views: 8511

Re: A Name For A Gaming Club

Trying to find a good acronym: G ______ A ssociation of M ____s I nterested in N _____ G aming But then it would still be G.A.M.I.N.G. Club and that's not what I wanted. Although I like the acronym idea. Ok, sorry. Are there any games your group focuses on? You could incorporate those...
by fimzo
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A Name For A Gaming Club
Replies: 15
Views: 8511

Re: A Name For A Gaming Club

Trying to find a good acronym:
G ______ Association of M ____s Interested in N _____ Gaming
by fimzo
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Ampersand Appreciation Society
Replies: 47
Views: 8821

Re: The Ampersand Appreciation Society

Did "&/et" come to represent "and" due to the usage of another language, French for example? I guess I could just look it up, but I thought I'd mention it here. Also, "ampersand" is a neat name, but who came up with it?
&&&Et&
by fimzo
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 36085

Re: 0818: "Illness"

Not knowing you, It seems akward to make a personal post to you. And since you probably don't have time to read through every post here (which is completely understandable), I doubt you'll see this. But despite that, I'll say that hope your family's illness goes away soon, and not just so you can re...
by fimzo
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books about physics for a mathematician
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

Re: Books about physics for a mathematician

Well, I'm planning on reading War and Peace sometime soon, so be prepared for my posts to be bizzare.
by fimzo
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A regional use of prepositions
Replies: 16
Views: 3722

Re: A regional use of prepositions

In, Minnesota. Same as everyone else, even though some Minnesotans have other odd ways of speaking.
by fimzo
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413641

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Fimzo, and I am only 13. I am interested in math, science, programming, RPGs, and other assorted things. Admittedly, that's a short introduction, but I don't know if many people read this thread anyway. Also, please don't feel biased against me because I'm a teenager. I know many internet f...
by fimzo
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books about physics for a mathematician
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

Re: Books about physics for a mathematician

I sometimes do the same thing with writing how the author writes in your book... It seems you could take advantage of that fact to excel in various writing styles! I haven't figured out how to do that though, as I read books of such varying style and genre consecutively that I can't tell where I'm g...
by fimzo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left
Replies: 51
Views: 9697

Re: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left

But have you noticed that different fora display the name of a poster on different sides of the post? I wonder if that has anything to do with reading left to right. Perhaps, but on the xkcd forums the old default (subsilver) had names on the left, while the new default (prosilver) had them on the ...
by fimzo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185473

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

-Robot Series (Isaac Asimov) -Lord of the Rings Series (J. R. R. Tolkien) [ Not a trilogy - 6 books,] -Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) -Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton) [Why hasn't the origin of the velociraptor scare (I assume) been brought up yet?) -Dirk Gently Se...
by fimzo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Re: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3

In case anyone finds it relevant, Sherlock Holmes is very fit and tall, but Watson was shot in either the arm or leg (it varies throughout Doyle's books) during the second Anglo-Afghan war. Watson is of average height and fitness. Assuming Holmes can't do anything to assist Watson's ascent, you woul...
by fimzo
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left
Replies: 51
Views: 9697

Re: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left

I'm left handed, and always have a problem with smearing. I also write with dull-tipped pencils, which create thick, black lines, and write with a quick scrawl. But I find my own handwriting to be legible, unlike everyone else. When I was learning to write, I always wrote from right to left, with re...
by fimzo
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413641

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Fimzo, and I am only 13. I am interested in math, science, programming, RPGs, and other assorted things. Admittedly, that's a short introduction, but I don't know if many people read this thread anyway. Also, please don't feel biased against me because I'm a teenager. I know many internet fo...

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