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by DBPZ
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 26084

Re: Types of Editors

Apache OpenOffice: What You Get Is What You Pay Nothing for.
by DBPZ
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1323: "Protocol"
Replies: 37
Views: 12708

Re: 1323: "Protocol"

DNS poisoning is so easy when Eve can actually see the message,
by DBPZ
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 23464

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

Lisa and another girl sang miss susie in an episode of the Simpsons.

Wendy sang a modified version in the fingerbang episode of southpark.
by DBPZ
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 19152

Re: 1287: "Puzzle"

On on the grids and the other in the grids. They will never meet each other. Why bother?
by DBPZ
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 39322

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

And, the Predictor can "almost certainly" predict his choice, so what should he choose?
by DBPZ
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 39322

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

He could have won two goats and teach them T R I C K S, you know, some T R I C K S need two goats to perform.
by DBPZ
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 41252

Re: 1274: Open Letter

How can you know if the shutdown of the fedgov is not in the big plan?
by DBPZ
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 34092

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Considering that mass~size^3, and muscle is used to move your body mass, and muscle force ~ size ^2, we can find the reason that people only eat BIG bugs.
by DBPZ
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1266: "Halting Problem"
Replies: 83
Views: 21387

Re: 1266: "Halting Problem"

A more sophisticated version from oracle import TheUniverseIsCollapsing def DoesItHalt(program): while 1: while not TheUniverseIsCollapsing(): pass yield 1 Much better now. from oracle import TheUniverseIsCollapsing def DoesItHalt (program): while not TheUniverseIsCollapsing(): pass return 1
by DBPZ
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1266: "Halting Problem"
Replies: 83
Views: 21387

Re: 1266: "Halting Problem"

Code: Select all

from oracle import TheUniverseIsCollapsing

def DoesItHalt (program):
    while not TheUniverseIsCollapsing():
        pass
    return 1

by DBPZ
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"
Replies: 36
Views: 16894

Re: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"

There are two probabilities: Pr( polar | curve ) and Pr ( Cartesian | curve ). The sum of the two probabilities must be less than one.

Which Pr is the Y-axis?
by DBPZ
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1220: Hipsters
Replies: 33
Views: 9880

Re: 1220: Hipsters

When I heard her singing "we make the hipsters fall in love" the first time, I thought that it was hamster and it made perfect sense.
by DBPZ
Fri May 24, 2013 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 18665

Re: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"

Freiberg wrote:Alt Text: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it."


This is exactly what happened in the communist countries.
by DBPZ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152827

Re: 1193: Externalities

Why there are no institutes from countries beside US, UK and Australia? I only see .uk, .au and .edu. What are the rules for enrollment?
by DBPZ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152827

Re: 1193: Externalities

Stuck on 406... have been for three hours. It's very depressing. I seem to be getting ~250 thousand hashes per second calculated per core using my C implementation, currently running on 16 cores, so about 4 million hashes/second. Should I be looking to optimise? What are other people getting? A GPG...
by DBPZ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152827

Re: 1193: Externalities

I have generated tons of CO2 this morning, merely for some valueless hash values. Now I just reached 407. The guys <400 must have generated thousands of tons of the gas. We just reached 402, CO2 a-blazin. Anyone have any idea when this contest will stop? I imagine my department won't be happy with ...
by DBPZ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152827

Re: 1193: Externalities

I have generated tons of CO2 this morning, merely for some valueless hash values. Now I just reached 407. The guys <400 must have generated thousands of tons of the gas.

Good work XKCD!
by DBPZ
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 83570

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

"Help I'm trapped in a driver's license factory", what a beautiful baby.
by DBPZ
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23570

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

Apparently they're weighted the same. The girl is too fat or the guy is too thin.
by DBPZ
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108598

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Are they PDF curves? If so, why is the Y-axis scaled as [0, 100%]?
Are they CDF curves? If so, why don't they monotonically increase?

Are they curves of the Weibull Distribution with different \lambda and k?
by DBPZ
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0811: "Starlight"
Replies: 130
Views: 29451

Re: 0811: "Starlight"

Than you XKCD.
I couldn't get rid of the fear of infinity of the universe for years, until today. The Relativity saves the day again!
by DBPZ
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80393

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

You! Do you know how many of us do this in office????
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blood=Beer+Coffee
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Blood=Beer+Coffee

I'm not sure how your blood consisting of beer and coffee could make it a BAD weekend I suspect that if you replaced your blood by beer and coffee, you would feel bad, even on a week day. For fun, try injecting just a few cc of coffee in your veins and report on your feelings :D The maximum daily i...
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30464

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

aro3n wrote:I still don't get it... can someone explain?

Girls may think that it is a cute style of talking, and, obviously, she is satisfied on her age.
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 23247

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

It's a non-linear function to the temperate. I think it is (100-T)^0.5. That doesn't seem likely in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. If it's 0 degrees C that would mean you shower 10 times a day, if it's 32 degrees F that would me you show about eight time a day, and this is on really cold days. Sorry...
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 23247

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

It's a non-linear function to the temperate. I think it is (100-T)^0.5.
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blood=Beer+Coffee
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Blood=Beer+Coffee

After a horrible weekend, My Blood=Beer+Coffee
Have you anyone seen a conference putting its deadline on MONDAY???
Maybe it gives the chairs a good weekend. Geeeeeee.
by DBPZ
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30464

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

Dear future XKCDers,
She is pretty young as a 1983 girl. I hope I am from 1983 too.

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