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by Mr Jack
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 61158

Re: 0889: Turtles

I think Randall wasn't quite with it when he wrote this.
by Mr Jack
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 52733

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

New Zealand playing tonight! Very excited.
by Mr Jack
Thu May 20, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

DanielR wrote:
Spoiler:
316+740.png

Sources: 316, 740


Very good. Add a title text!
by Mr Jack
Sat May 08, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

tastelikecoke wrote:
yogurt.png

445 + 376
my first time. here.

here's anuther.
Spoiler:
bacontastrophe.png

445 + 737


I would describe the second one as inane.
by Mr Jack
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 194554

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

SomeFloridaKid wrote:i can stretch my thumb and pinky so they are horizontal. 3 years of guitar to thank for that.


Jeez! I can only get a little bit past the right angle!
by Mr Jack
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

What the hell, your name rhymes with mine! Indeed it does. Good thing our avatars are so different, otherwise we'd be just a period and a consonant apart. Could you imagine the confusion? My guess is that it would be decidedly undramatic yet still irritating on occasion. Yeah. I have an identical t...
by Mr Jack
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Mr. Mack wrote:Here are my first attempts at xkcdsw.
Spoiler:
xkcdsw_1.jpg
Source: 590
Spoiler:
xkcdsw_2.jpg
Source: 336 & 339
Spoiler:
xkcdsw_3.jpg
Source: 53


What the hell, your name rhymes with mine!
by Mr Jack
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

chridd wrote:Source: http://xkcd.com/690
semisquare_root.png




That's freaking brilliant.
by Mr Jack
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

dragonridingsorceress wrote:
-.Mateo.- wrote:Image
I'm ashamed of how ugly Middle East's borders are...but I'm too lazy to correct them


You missed Tasmania!


Not to mention New Zealand.
by Mr Jack
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Spoiler:
My hobby.png
The police can't find me, because hey, stick figures all look the same anyway.
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Spoiler:
Dirty Harry.png
Oh, ah, ok. So, yeah, I suggest you don't move, or anything.
Dirty Harry.png (31.25 KiB) Viewed 5482 times


Sources are 692.

Alternate links:
Spoiler:
http://imgur.com/6n9mi.png (Dirty Harry)

http://imgur.com/QRKss.png (My Hobby)
by Mr Jack
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 52970

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Can I just mention that this comic made it to Pharangula? http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/12/the_discovery_institute_contam.php?
by Mr Jack
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: For you Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking fans out there.
Replies: 62
Views: 12165

Re: For you Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking fans out there.

Hope that Jacob Bronowski gets into one soon.
by Mr Jack
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Kepler's 1st Law - Why Earth revolves in Ellipse,not circle?
Replies: 39
Views: 7563

Re: Kepler's 1st Law - Why Earth revolves in Ellipse,not circle?

, and the math just so happens to work out that it does this at exactly the point where it originally started from and the shape of its path is a perfect ellipse. The math doesn't happen to work out. It has to. It's conservation of energy. Edit:(disclaimer: I haven't thought much about this, perhap...
by Mr Jack
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Kepler's 1st Law - Why Earth revolves in Ellipse,not circle?
Replies: 39
Views: 7563

Re: Kepler's 1st Law - Why Earth revolves in Ellipse,not circle?

Imagine you're floating out in empty space far away from the sun, and there aren't any planets circling the sun. If you throw a baseball directly at the sun, it just falls straight into the sun, yes? Now throw another baseball so that it just misses hitting the sun. It starts off moving relatively ...
by Mr Jack
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 246447

Re: Where did you get your Username?

rubber314chicken wrote:In 6th grade, I wanted a AIM screen name. I trued rubberchicken, but to my surprise, it was taken. I added pi in the middle.



No you didn't. You added 314 in the middle.


For my name... well guess what my first name is?
by Mr Jack
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Random832 wrote:Image
hover: I wonder what her story is. Maybe I should say hi.


Perfect!
by Mr Jack
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: visible galaxy
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: visible galaxy

Sir_Elderberry wrote:Am I right in suspecting that this question is fueled by that Carl Sagan song that's been circulating?


I strongly suspect so.

And that song is awesome...
by Mr Jack
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: National Blasphemy Day
Replies: 201
Views: 17605

Re: National Blasphemy Day

The problem with the Danish cartoons was that it was far more stupid than it was either offensive or funny. "What? You're linking Islam and terrorism? Wow, that's pretty fucking original, isn't it!" Are you aware of why the cartoons were published? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllan...
by Mr Jack
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your favourite phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.
Replies: 141
Views: 22593

Re: Your favourate phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.

This is from my friend, I don't know where he got it from. "John, you never handed in your assignment on the paradox." "Yes, I did." "No, you just handed in ten blank pages" "If you don't believe the words are there, then they are. And if you do believe the words a...
by Mr Jack
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 26258

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

I don't really have it, but when my friend tells me about what colours the days of the week are, I understand what he means.
by Mr Jack
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegemite. Basically the best spread ever.
Replies: 37
Views: 5783

Re: Vegemite. Basically the best spread ever.

Got a craving for some vegemite yesterday night at 2am, and after finishing off some crackers with it on.... Dude, you can eat vegemite straight from the jar with a spoon! It's utterly delicious. Someone suggested peanut butter+vegemite, and that's marvelous as well... I made a vegemite+PB sandwich...
by Mr Jack
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Codify your system of morality.
Replies: 100
Views: 10211

Re: Codify your system of morality.

Well, there's a difference between what I aspire to and what I actually achieve, but I could say something like:

"Have the balls to do what is right."
by Mr Jack
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Political Orientation
Replies: 105
Views: 8790

Re: Political Orientation

I find the politics in New Zealand utterly awful. I'm left-leaning, so I'd prefer Labour (centre-left) over our current National government (centre-right), but both parties leave a sour taste in the mouth. There's too much partisanship, none of the politicians in the two major parties have a voice o...
by Mr Jack
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I made a compilation of all "characters" who in my opinion should be included in the final battle because they are for some reason memorable (spoilered for length): Barrel Boy Red Spiders Black Hat Guy Dinosaur (Apatosaurus?) Flying Ferret Guy with Golf Club (in another Comic ...
by Mr Jack
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Nith Azra wrote:I really think this thread has been tended in a loving way by a resident of New Zealand...

EDIT: mmm, suppose so....



Oi! No implying things about New Zealanders!
by Mr Jack
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397061

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If Candidate A has 50% of the vote, and Candidate B has 40% of the vote, Candidate A is not leading by 10%. They are leading by 25%, mmmkay! If you want to say 10%, you say ten percentage points, mmmkay! It isn't that difficult.

(also applies to high economics teachers)
by Mr Jack
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hovering mouse over comics
Replies: 21
Views: 2157

Re: hovering mouse over comics

Meowgan wrote:I will defeat you General Thread!

This is my secret weapon.
Spoiler:
Image
Be afraid.



I think everyone here knows your secret. Sorry to break it to you. :(
by Mr Jack
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32455

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

That made my day. I was in a bad mood after an irritating physics lab. And Pazi's comment double-made my day, thank you!

(edit: I should add: Pazi's comment is still worth a cookie).
by Mr Jack
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reassurance Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2630

Re: Reassurance Thread

Cytoplasm and Lithium:


Everything's going to be all right because evrerything's just fine. (soothing voice).


There. Feel better?
by Mr Jack
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Ended wrote:Source: 610
Spoiler:
head_mallows.png





Love the title-text especially!
by Mr Jack
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Spoiler:
sheeple.jpg
Alt-text: Not to mention "fuck the zero vector." I made that one too.
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by Mr Jack
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 64596

Re: You might be a physics major if...

Shadowfish wrote:I was thinking that something that fucks up the earth in 100 years is more important to me than something that fucks up the universe in 100000...000000000...000000 years. But you are right, there is a lot of dumb stuff on the internet.



But that's just the Earth. Who cares about that dump anyway?
by Mr Jack
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1864009

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Amnesiasoft wrote:Obvious edit is obvious.
Spoiler:
Image
Scientists: Not immune to natural selection.



Excellent work sir!
by Mr Jack
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't I be social without alchohol?
Replies: 14
Views: 1987

Re: Why can't I be social without alchohol?

jerome_bc wrote:
And be glad for that, since some of us sit by themselves awkwardly at parties, then after a couple of beers... sit by themselves awkwardly.



Get out of my head RandallJerome!
by Mr Jack
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: MY Kind of Science
Replies: 19
Views: 2622

Re: MY Kind of Science

Physicists don't get to learn about wormholes and relativity and quantum computing right off the bat, after all. They have to memorize their kinematic equations first. I must protest the bit about memorizing kinematics equations. If you've ever had a physics class where you have to memorize equatio...
by Mr Jack
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Could I get a bit of social support on this?
Replies: 28
Views: 2542

Re: Could I get a bit of social support on this?

On an unrelated note, how on earth do you cut your teeth? I've never heard of that expression before. It's the most English saying in the world, and I have never heard it said by anyone that wasn't at a bar at the time, it means to learn your trade. Did it originate with dentists learning their tra...
by Mr Jack
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 155321

Re: Explain your avatar!

Yay, I finally have an avatar! Me, engaging in my reasonably paid hobby of refereeing football (soccer.) It was a schoolgirl's tournament, and the photographer took this of me (hence the watermark). This was the first game of the week-long, very intense tournament (3-5 games per day for five days, m...
by Mr Jack
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: conceptual question about the gravitational constant
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: conceptual question about the gravitational constant

If you sneak into a certain vault in near Paris and swap a shiny small cylinder for something else, the numerical value of G would change. Slightly off topic, but is this still true? I was under the impression that there was work being done to make the SI units more universal. e.g. A metre is no lo...
by Mr Jack
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Have you ever wished a particular theory didn't work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6033

Re: Have you ever wished a particular theory didn't work?

MSTK wrote:Am I the only one who finds something beautifully romantic about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?



No.




Most physicists agree with you. Even though I haven't formally studied it yet... I find it mind-blowingly elegant.

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