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by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

RealGrouchy wrote:
Belial wrote:
I want xkcd to reply. cause I really wanna know the truth!


The truth is already in this thread. If you look hard enough.


Yes, but which truth should one believe?

- RG>


I'm shocked you have to ask.
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0138: "Pointers"
Replies: 14
Views: 9832

Jesster wrote:I can also imagine this as the rise of computer geeks becoming jerks continues.


I've always been a jerk.
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-spam and dropped posts
Replies: 14
Views: 6877

The only good method is making them come into the office in person to fill out a paper form. The main office is inVirginia and we have a branch office in Mass., new members are free to drop by ether to fill out the appropriate booklet before posting.
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: I'm going on a date chosen by the Best Thing system
Replies: 24
Views: 67987

I'm annoyed at all the sex options, they're so unimaginative. My favourite so far is "Raptor proof her home" So vote them down and add your own! It is within your power to fix this slight. If you come up with better ideas then sex, the sex ones go down and if you vote, your oppionion is h...
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-spam and dropped posts
Replies: 14
Views: 6877

actually, they usually get it for free by sticking it on pornography sites and the like. Oh, and 2, image recognision actually does work on those nearly as well as a real, warm, fleshy person.

Flesh . . .
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

None. wrote:I want xkcd to reply. cause I really wanna know the truth!


Your agony elates me. Suffer with my best wishs.
by davean
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Scripts Running Your Comic Site
Replies: 6
Views: 4177

Mostly I'm embarised by how messy they are ;)
by davean
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 7
Views: 5208

Yay! Now xkcd has a place in the sum of human knowledge! Sum of human knowlege? I hope not, it totaly lacks even the knowlege of existance of most advanced subjects. I'd prefer to think of wikipedia as containing "what you could find out by walking around a highschool and asking random people ...
by davean
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Scripts Running Your Comic Site
Replies: 6
Views: 4177

Re: Scripts Running Your Comic Site

This had gotten me interested in the scripts needed to run a webcomic type site. What scripts are you running are the open source? Can I get a copy somewhere? Keep up the good work. Well, they aren't currently avalable, but if I see interest, I'll take the time to clean them up, write version two a...
by davean
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards
Replies: 16
Views: 9050

xkcd wrote:I'm also well above 50k uniques as of the past few weeks.


Been months since it was under 40k and almsot to 100k now.

It would be great if people actually posted this data, boingboing does for example, but almost no one will. Sort of sad really.
by davean
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

hiddenmaniac wrote:Could yinz perhaps make this a sticky? I think this makes for a good general introduction/get-to-know-posters thread.


I'm not going to begin on how dialectal "yinz" is ...
by davean
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Posing a challenge regarding hybrid vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 7448

Belial wrote:There's a reason the heatwaves in America have actually been causing people to *die*.


The weak, the old the infirm ... Yup, theres reasons.
by davean
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: kick ass!
Replies: 16
Views: 6418

My xkcd comes as a slow trickle of bits filtered through a screen.
by davean
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34908

Tropylium wrote:OK. New entries hopefully don't have to start out at the very bottom, however? I.e. the cutoff is at a negativ score, no?


They of course start out as unknown. They have no score untill their score is determined. Just as any unknown. I don't see how else it could possibly work.
by davean
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards
Replies: 16
Views: 9050

I didn't see the ceremony -- I guess it's online? I'll look for it in a bit. I haven't really followed them, beyond voting. Speaking of Comixpedia, as much as I know I shouldn't, I can't help wondering when xkcd will get a Wikipedia article. At one point I was trying to make an automated list of we...
by davean
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34908

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, which is, really hard choices! The soft patter of rain on leaves vs Finally peeing after having to hold it for a really long time I chose peeing, but they were really close! (Maybe the soft patter of peeing on leaves after having to hold it for a really long time ...
by davean
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News
Topic: New site: BestThing.info
Replies: 29
Views: 51403

Re: Yaaaaaaay!

squinky wrote:I got nothing done at work today! Thanks, xkcd!


Your welcome. We are glad to contribute to the overall lower productivity of the species. Now, I'm going to go add new features to bestthing.info.
by davean
Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Is it Art? (Word Frequency Calculator)
Replies: 7
Views: 8462

xkcd wrote:I also have some code that tried to find haikus in chat logs; that was fun.


You do? I totaly forgot aobut that, we need to run that on the wump ASAP man!
by davean
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

You obviously know nothing of motorized wheelchairs. They have independent motors for each wheel. Differential steering would just slow it down. Ether I miss your sarcasm, or you don't realise thats a methiod of differential steering ... I'll cede the "pshaw"s and the "obviously"...
by davean
Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

RealGrouchy wrote:You obviously know nothing of motorized wheelchairs. They have independent motors for each wheel. Differential steering would just slow it down.


Ether I miss your sarcasm, or you don't realise thats a methiod of differential steering ...
by davean
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43706

paige42: No, acceleration and force "exist", they both can exist in any dirrection. These other things are interpritations of effects and hence not valid, as are all opinions. Snarkiness is only allowed when accompanied by clarity. Sn, snarkiness? Me? What? Actually there is clarity there...
by davean
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43706

But. But. When you're on a train, the town isn't moving south! The train is moving! I don't care if the equations are equivalent, saying that the town is moving south is tantamount to heresy! I'm not moving east, Cambridge is moving west and can stop when I get there. paige42: No, acceleration and ...
by davean
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

Penguin: is your reason for choosing this handle related to your day job at all? Not in the slightest! By day, I'm a college student interning at Segway, having nothing whatsoever to do with marine birds. (By night, I defend the universe from being divided by zero!) But the universe is already infi...
by davean
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43706

Your problems stem from giving a name to something thats not there. If you stuck to only naming thats that inherantly existed, you'd be all set. If its view dependant, it doesn't actually exist.
by davean
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0126: "Red Spiders Cometh"
Replies: 21
Views: 13016

Unless they teamed up and created an evil Alliance of Creepy Things Starting With S and enslaved all of humanity . Perhaps we should scratch that idea. Well, that wouldn't happen. You know why? Because we would fight them off... With shotguns. I thought you started with a nail gun or a crowbar. If ...
by davean
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0119: "Worst Band Name Ever"
Replies: 84
Views: 33601

Taylor wrote:Poor forgotten punch buggies. I used to play that game.


Forgotten? I'm the only one in my immediate family that doesn't play it insesantly.

I seem not to get something, I take "no punch back" as an invitation not as a rule. Never got that one, and I punch faster.
by davean
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

Cambridge is, indeed, better than Worcester. Not to bash WPI, since that was totally my second choice for college, but... y'know. :) Awesome! Hooray for Massachusetts! Yah, I just didn't hear "good" things about there undergrad ... I've been considering where I'll apply grad, and its now ...
by davean
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

Chocobean wrote:Penguin: is your reason for choosing this handle related to your day job at all?

=) audience for xkcd seems to be mostly 17+ so far


Lucky for us, where are we banned again? Got to love our Not Safe For Anyone content :)
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

Who needs gas-powered wheelchairs when you can play with gyroscopes ? Yum. I love self-balancing technology. And wheelchairs that can climb stairs. There needs to be more of the "Real Life" there; GET YOUR ASS UP TO CAMBRIDGE BEFORE I MOVE AWAY ALREADY! Wait, someone else here is from Cam...
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161956

Shoofle wrote:
davean wrote:I read Real Life, UserFriendly, and use to read MegaTokyo before it lost all pretenses of being funny and became a long drawn out borring, pointless unmotivated story.


BLASPHEMER!!


Oh please, pyro can draw, but he can't write. I can't believe he fired the person who actually made it.
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Gambling Tyrant
Replies: 26
Views: 13852

BTW, not trying to prove you wrong or anything - this is a concept the professor introduced as unsolvable, so if there's a satisfactory logical explanation for it I'd like to shove it in his face. ;-) He wasn't a mathematician was he? If your interested in this sort of problem, I recomend you look ...
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161956

I read Real Life, UserFriendly, and use to read MegaTokyo before it lost all pretenses of being funny and became a long drawn out borring, pointless unmotivated story.
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

In reality though I have an office job at this place that customizes wheelchairs Sweet, riced wheel chairs! Do you provide evaluation samples? I want one with lots of flashing lights, about 120 HP differential steering and atleast a 100 mile range. Plus points and a guarrentied favorable review if ...
by davean
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

Shoofle is his girlfriend? Don't tell Shoofle, he thought "being family" was something else. As for real life, most of life isn't very real and there isn't enough of it. I'm more of a "Virtual Life" friend of xkcd. There needs to be more of the "Real Life" there; GET Y...
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Baring my heart Venn Diagram question
Replies: 50
Views: 15020

Obviously they didn't. The fire of christmas past and the fire of christmas future could both see each other in the time-space continuum, and since it's a morality play, they kept their distance from each other in the middle area. - RG> Serves as a lesson to the rest of us sinners. Look how nice th...
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43706

Penguin wrote:You, as a chunk of mass


Most people's one and only capacity.
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0099: "Binary Heart"
Replies: 28
Views: 30281

Its a short snippet of repeating text ... duh, its always going to have A pattern. Infact, not being able to find a pattern in random digits is basicly unheard of. /me slaps Shoofle upside the head with probability. Actually - it has been proven that a pattern can be found with a sequence of number...
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43706

I printed this one out and stuck it to my cube wall; so did my roommate, a mechanical engineer. It's probably the funniest safe-for-work strip so far. Did you actually see any cloths on ether of them? Well, ok, I guess hat guy is fairly well covered, I mean, where isn't a hat sufficient for being s...
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News
Topic: New site layout
Replies: 3
Views: 24373

Re: New site layout

The old site design was cobbled together from HTML from my 1997 eighth-grade computer science class forced violently into the modern era via heavy blows with a shovel. Is that where it came from? We shall never speak of it again, This new design is all Web 2.0-tastic, and more importantly it looks ...
by davean
Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697237

haha Kira please dont call your students dorks. Also, encourage them to come here and see if they "get" some of xkcd's jokes Sitnaltax, yeah I'm a programmer, so two so far! Woot! I'm a "Student" and a "Research Assistant" so what if I get paid because code comes out?

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