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by exoren22
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 16886

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

Yes, here. Mensa member and often confusing left and right. Or at least I really have to think hard. Cardinal directions make much more sense. If something is north of you it is always north of you, but what's left and right depends on where you're facing. Well, I am convinced I screw up left and r...
by exoren22
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Deal reached
Replies: 59
Views: 13437

Re: Iranian Deal reached

This entire thing, both in how it deals with Iran and in how it deals with our supposed co-signers, is build upon blind trust and wishful thinking. I fail to see how, using your logic, anything but a military strike wouldn't be built upon "blind trust and wishful thinking". There is no op...
by exoren22
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Deal reached
Replies: 59
Views: 13437

Re: Iranian Deal reached

leady wrote:Ah yes Israel that evil country desperate to exist...


See, it's this right here that makes most people anti-Israel. ANY criticism of ANYTHING they do and it's "oh, so you wish Hitler had finished the job, do you?"
by exoren22
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 291146

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

So I have nearly forgotten whatever this is, and this will probably be impossible. I have been looking for years and have now forgotten most of the details. There is something animated. The animation style is somewhat fantastical. It had a narrator, I believe, possibly one who was involved in the s...
by exoren22
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19532

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

gmalivuk wrote:
Beavertails wrote:I miss when threads stayed on topic
When was that, exactly?


Wasn't that about that time that Waterman guy taught us all about how we don't know how to physics?
by exoren22
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 10122

Re: 1548: "90s Kid"

Anyone else annoyed at 90's rather than '90s? Not a fan of this one. With advancing maternal age (The cdc site indicates that the mean age at first birth is 26.0 years, but I can't post links), the average age of those giving birth for the first time will mean new mothers were born in 1989 (or 1990 ...
by exoren22
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19532

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

Some crazy guy suggested null-buoyancy blimps for living in Venus' atmosphere. Why couldn't we do this on Jupiter as well? Sort of hard to get a lighter than air blimp when the air is already mostly hydrogen. Probably need a hot air blimp and that takes continual energy. If you're going to do it on...
by exoren22
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19532

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

I have what might be 2(ish) easier questions to answer. 1(ish): Why does the ISS orbit so closely? Is there an advantage to orbiting at that altitude? 2: Why don't we have an observational satellite at the Sun–Earth L 3 Lagrange Point? 1: Easy(ish) to resupply. 2: (a) It would be complicated to com...
by exoren22
Thu May 08, 2014 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28778

Re: 1365: "Inflation"

At first I was like: "Huh?" Then I looked up Spalding and I was like: "Huh?" I get the joke now (it's a hand-egg!), but this was one that was not meant for Europeans :) The lines and curves are definitely those of a basketball. It's just a projection that might be difficult to m...
by exoren22
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 83047

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

Smart stuff Either I am really tired or you are really smart. Maybe both. Can not make everyone the same. Can ease suffering. Can not make everyone's situation the same. Can make cultural abandonment rare or nonexistent. Is that anywhere near correct? Addams. I just want to say: Marry me? I read th...
by exoren22
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 102168

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

...and how could he not follow his own damn rule in the title text? ... I... I think you missed the joke. EDIT: In response to people above, no, DD/MM/YYYY is not correct, as the information is unsortable and ambiguous, and gives you least significant information first. DD <TLA for the month> YYYY ...
by exoren22
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321426

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

...This means my xkcd account is precisely as secure as my gmail account. This is the weak link in almost all systems I've worked with, and is why people should use very secure email passwords. I don't think most people realize how central their email account is to all their other accounts. USE TWO...
by exoren22
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 321426

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Question for crypto-experts - suppose I hash a password (using some standard hashing algorithm, like SHA1) and then apply my own 1:1 function to the hash (like reversing the characters and then doing ROT-13) before storing it. In what ways can I actually be making it less secure? A reversible trans...
by exoren22
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1174: "App"
Replies: 56
Views: 17341

Re: 1174: "App"

dvandom wrote:Ironically, the only way I can get full functionality from XKCD's page on a mobile device is to use the app. Because hovertext and tablets/phones don't mix.

---Dave


Try [url]m.xkcd.com[/url]

edit: linky

edit2: I used the URL button, what gives?
by exoren22
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59116

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

I look forward to BHG donating $1 million to a recipient based on the resolution of this debate. As of moment of theatrical wide release, if it's "i" the money will go to pro-choice activists, if it's "I" the money will go to pro-life activists. Can we switch these? Because I ha...
by exoren22
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25840

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

OK, so no one has come up with the easy, short solution, assuming a path through the maze from start to finish exists? Place a hand (I'm a leftie) on a wall, and follow it. If you come back to a previous spot, put your other hand on the opposite wall, and follow that. Repeat process as n...
by exoren22
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25840

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

Only if the maze is two-dimensional and the entrance and exit are both along the outer wall. Anyone have an example of a two-dimensional maze with the entrance or exit not along the outer wall ? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Maze_01.svg DAMN how do I resize images?? This would ...
by exoren22
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515570

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

To be clear, this is not going to be about "causality". I do not longer wish to offer my opinion upon it. This is now only about a few yes or no answers regarding each of the last three questions. [ or possibly about re-wording them first in order for them to be answered. ] You should und...
by exoren22
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 94133

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

rgove wrote:
A grown chimpanzee has the intelligence of a 4-year old!

If you genuinely believe that, it's been a long time since you interacted with any 4-year-olds.


Because you've obviously interacted with enough chimpanzees to make the comparison.
by exoren22
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 33144

Re: 1131: "Math"

But I believe he'd have done something about Gitmo, and civil liberties, and who could stop him? We'd have one solid thing to show for it. You do know that Obama tried to close Gitmo and the Republicans passed a law saying they cannot move the prisoners from Gunatanamo, right? http://www.washington...
by exoren22
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1119: "Undoing"
Replies: 121
Views: 24258

Re: 1119: "Undoing"

Re: Driverless cars All speed limits will be either 35mph or 100mph. 35mph on roads where people may cross. The driverless car would have, assumably, faster reaction time than a human. The 25mph speed isn't so you can react to kids. It's so if you DON'T react to them, the 25mph won't kill them like...
by exoren22
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1119: "Undoing"
Replies: 121
Views: 24258

Re: 1119: "Undoing"

Or Steven Wright's idea for a battery-powered battery charger. Ultimately, all our forms of "energy generation" are are ways of converting one form of stored energy into another - sometimes very volatile storage, but still ways of keeping the energy until it's used or dissipated. In that ...
by exoren22
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39889

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

Nope, MS still has a monopoly - in two markets in fact OS and Office software. Then how come I have three computers and still can't find any Windows or Microsoft Office on any of them? Come on. This is too easy. Maybe because you're not really representative of the population of computer owners? Th...
by exoren22
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39889

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

... coercibly dominate the market for legal MP3 downloads through the apple store by trying to design the iPod in such a way as to force you to use the apple store. (Yeah, there are ways around it, of course, but that's their intent.) Not only that, but they constantly provide "updates" t...
by exoren22
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515570

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

...[P]eople of faith cannot be reasoned with. Well then, please don't try. Please just back away from any conversation about faith ever. It'll save everyone's time and feelings. That's what I try to tell people. I guess I should clarify and say, "this is why people of Faith who cannot be reaso...
by exoren22
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515570

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

jpers36 wrote:Oh, let's please not turn this thread into an anti-faith discussion.


You just did.

Oh, you think the picture above did that? Nope, the picture accurately describes why Steve isn't getting it. It also happens to describe why people of faith cannot be reasoned with.
by exoren22
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515570

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve waterman wrote:
JudeMorrigan wrote:
steve waterman wrote:I don't see the difference.
Seriously, they're nothing alike.
OH, I see it now (states the same thing as when he didn't see the difference).



Here, I'll put them one on top of the other:
x' = x - d AND x' = x + d
x' = x - d AND x = x' + d

EDIT: Damn, you're good, Morrigan.
by exoren22
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 515570

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Some stuff you said... tldr; Steve's not stupid, but he has to be dishonest if he's not, it's the only explanation. I was going to agree with you about the stupidity vs dishonesty stuff, but his last two posts prove without a shadow of a doubt that he is incapable of critical or rational thought. T...
by exoren22
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29228

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Dude, I was, like, so over Encarta by, like, 1997, man.
by exoren22
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42329

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

Funny. I have a list of ten such things. Here are the even numbers of the list (less offensive than the others to some people) (edit: Also mostly easier to explain): 2. Karma means "Do good things and good things happen." Do good things in this life, and you will reincarna...
by exoren22
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42329

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

What i find hilarious is that Mr. munroe is actually guilty of the misconception crime, The whole joke in Comic 282 "organic Fuel" is based on a misconception in the first twenty on the list of misconceptions page on wiki! Well, that's a little absurd. To read that comic and think it mean...
by exoren22
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42329

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

Funny. I have a list of ten such things. Here are the even numbers of the list (less offensive than the others to some people) (edit: Also mostly easier to explain): 2. Karma means "Do good things and good things happen." Do good things in this life, and you will reincarnate into a higher...
by exoren22
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 48791

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

squareroot wrote:Is this a reference to something..?


Yes. The Los Alamos Nuclear tests.
by exoren22
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 29030

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

I honestly don't even know what I would be considered. I do know, however, that being non-christian in the USAF was one of the most aggravating things possible. I very much felt like I was excluded from events in many cases because I refused to bow my head when the chaplain would pray over us befor...
by exoren22
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 101136

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

TheoGB wrote:I don't really get it. But I like the UK-centric 240V AC.

That's all I've got.


Actually, it's not UK centric, as that's what high-voltage appliances run on in the US. Think laundry/dish washers, etc.
by exoren22
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45794

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Kaijyuu wrote:Outside of radio, I can't imagine why anyone would ever try to say a web address. Just write it out and avoid this whole mess.



Heh, John Hein on the Wrap Up Show made just this mistake on Monday. It did get me a little hot, I must say.
by exoren22
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45794

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Exüberance wrote:When you really think about it, some character names really do sound pretty violent!

#!/bin/bash
HASH BANG SLASH bin SLASH BASH!!

Well, okay 'hash' doesn't quite work but it still sort of sounds violent.


CRUNCH BANG SLASH bin SLASH BASH!

Better?
by exoren22
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45794

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

how do you write a division in mathematics? Do you star the horizontal bar at the right or the left? I've never seen anyone start it at the right. I start it at the right, because it's easier. Are you a leftie? Because I do all those things and am a leftie; I was also told I was wrong for doing it ...
by exoren22
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45794

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Rilian wrote:
phlip wrote:I can accept a handwritten backslash... especially if it was written by a leftie. ...


Erm. I'm left-handed and I write /. I don't see why handedness would affect it.



Me, too. And I feel the same.
by exoren22
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0717: "Furtive"
Replies: 108
Views: 30471

Re: "Furtive" Discussion

I'm just gonna log my vote for the "Randall is STILL funnier than all you haters, combined" category.

Also, it's ALWAYS funny to reference any (children's) cartoon character in combination with sex.

Edit: I LOVE the autotext.

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