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by OP Tipping
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45818

Re: 1168: Tar

easy
by OP Tipping
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0027: "Death Rates"
Replies: 64
Views: 19840

Re: What-if 0027: Death Rates

It seems intuitively obvious that death rates below 10 per 1,000 are unsustainable. One way to sustain a low death rate is to have a rapidly growing population: this means the percentage of the population over the age of, say, 60 is low. Of course, in the very long term, a rapidly growing populatio...
by OP Tipping
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25816

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

Reminds me of that one Dilbert strip where he gives the cashier a weird amount that's higher than the total of his items because, to his engineer mind, it's simpler to make change for it. The cashier is totally stumped as to what he's supposed to do (this was, I guess, before cash registers that co...
by OP Tipping
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1152: "Communion"
Replies: 124
Views: 24737

Re: 1152: "Communion"

That's why he was placed in a manger.
by OP Tipping
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 71290

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

I miss my mother so much. She was fifty flavours of awesome. She was my best friend. Wryly witty, liberal minded and a great Scrabble player, always thought first of others, she taught me to read and to care, you'd have loved her. I didn't spend nearly enough time with her while she was ill, or for ...
by OP Tipping
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 22041

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Do you know what I hate? Colour codes maps keyed to extensive, rather than intrinsic, properties. e.g. red for nations that have populations over 100 M, orange for nations with populations between 50 M and 100 M, etc. Idiocy! It is okay for intrinsic properties, e.g. population density, per capita G...
by OP Tipping
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 86247

Re: 1127: "Congress"

This is amazing work, and I love Randall like a brother, but as others have noted there are some errors...

Perhaps it would be well if he could release beta versions of his complex cartoons to the forum so that we can nitpick, before going "live" on the main site.
by OP Tipping
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 46459

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

I'll tell you one thing for free: I've had it with USA claiming that Obama is the 44th president. There have been 44 Presidential administrations but god damn it there have only been 43 presidents. Grover Cleveland is but one man. He didn't die as Cleveland the grey and come back as Cleveland the wh...
by OP Tipping
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 46459

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Alliterative tickets are undefeated

A friend of mine who knows everything tells me that Stevenson/Sparkman were defeated in 1952.
by OP Tipping
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1121: "Identity"
Replies: 63
Views: 15345

Re: 1121: "Identity"

So is

NO!

the password?
by OP Tipping
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 52383

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

That bird obviously didn't see the "no terns" sign, ahthank you.
by OP Tipping
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1113: "Killed In Action"
Replies: 78
Views: 19955

Re: 1113: "Killed In Action"

Agree that it is a reference to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexpected_hanging_paradox.

I wonder what happened to "bad cop".
by OP Tipping
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674446

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Randall, that's amazing.

XKCD really is unique.





EDIT: and thanks for spelling CDs "CDs". Why are there _two_ whales?
by OP Tipping
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37178

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

It's not like, if the Giants beat the Patriots one more time, the Patriot Act is defeated.


Bring on the Giant Act.



I agree about Hockey, surely someone in the US is arguing about that.

And what of NASCAR?
j/k, brrm brrm car racing isn't a sport.
by OP Tipping
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Final Olympic medal table
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

Re: Final Olympic medal table

For those keeping score at home: List of countries whose flags are red, white and blue (and no other colour) Australia Cambodia Chile China, Republic of (ie Taiwan) Costa Rica Cuba Czech Republic France Iceland Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (ie North Korea) Laos Liberia Luxembourg Nepal Net...
by OP Tipping
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Changing Olympic events
Replies: 83
Views: 12496

Re: Changing Olympic events

And I vote yes for Calvinball.



http://cheezburger.com/5718543360
by OP Tipping
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Final Olympic medal table
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

Final Olympic medal table

Final Olympic Medal Table has been released

Image


(Figures for FAHE are approximate)
by OP Tipping
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Changing Olympic events
Replies: 83
Views: 12496

Re: Changing Olympic events

That sepak takraw is not already in the Olympics is a joke. It's the best sport ever.


Apart from that, I would like to see a combat heptathlon: start with Boxing and then Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo, Fencing, Freestyle wrestling and then Mixed Martial Arts.
by OP Tipping
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 45680

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Twin Easter Island heads FTW
by OP Tipping
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 30284

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

So would a rotary phone still work on modern networks?

If you dialed 1, would the voicemail accept this as pressing 1?
by OP Tipping
Wed May 16, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 46560

Re: 1056: Felidae

So ... OS X is still around? Wow.
by OP Tipping
Tue May 08, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65877

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

I'm OP Tipping, and I approve of this cartoon.
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 70955

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

At least two of the "accurate to within" margins are lower than the uncertainty in the value estimated: the ocean's volume and the age of the universe.
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0095: "The Sierpinski Penis Game"
Replies: 18
Views: 18269

Re: 0095: "The Sierpinski Penis Game"

Randall petered out

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Heh, peter
by OP Tipping
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1038: "Fountain"
Replies: 78
Views: 22233

Re: 1038: "Fountain"

You'd need a specially engineered brolly but apart from that it should be feasible.
by OP Tipping
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319166

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Here's what I see (when I maximise browser width: narrower browsers bring briefer versions). I am using Firefox and a Redhat clone.
Image
by OP Tipping
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?
Replies: 36
Views: 8300

Re: Would chocolate kill velociraptors?

Clever girl...
by OP Tipping
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110686

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

French Tournament Scrabble is awesome.
by OP Tipping
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110686

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Would this be an appropriate place to air my Calvinball related yonkoma?

http://cheezburger.com/Daz_Voz/lolz/View/5718543360
by OP Tipping
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94709

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Sodom and GOOMHR
by OP Tipping
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186914

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

This is totally going to happen, for 24 hours.

The apocalypse is upon us.
by OP Tipping
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94709

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

I didn't find this very funny...
by OP Tipping
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110686

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

I don't see why, theoretically, a computer couldn't beat humans at Mao, especially if the computer was the experienced player and the humans were being introduced to the game.

Calvinball might be the clincher.
by OP Tipping
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65867

Re: 988: "Tradition"

Who listens to the radio these days anyway?
by OP Tipping
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65867

Re: 988: "Tradition"

I'm gobsmacked that "All I want for Christmas is you" isn't there. I thought that got huge rotation. In some non-American English speaking countries, Do They Know It's Christmas and Last Christmas get some airplay. BTW there WILL be snow in Africa this Christmas, particularly in the ski re...
by OP Tipping
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139712

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

Globe is best. I have a soft-spot for the dymaxion. But basically I am content with anything that is fairly close to conformal and fairly close to equal area. I'm sure there are millions of people in the world who think Greenland is the size of South America ... The points made above in defence of t...
by OP Tipping
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86046

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I really can't relate to this at all. There are any number of ways of doing this. Your ISP probably gives you 100 MB or more of free space that you can use, perfectly good if the material is not secure. It's piss easy to set up some FTP space, I have one that costs me $30 a year that I use for gener...
by OP Tipping
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 234
Views: 41771

Re: Pet Peeves

English is one of the languages that has regional variation. In North America, "ass" is a common word meaning buttocks. In Britain and Australia, "arse" is a common word meaning buttocks, and "ass" is an unrelated word meaning donkey. This shouldn't cause anyone any tro...
by OP Tipping
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173324

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

HERE BE SPOILERS............








Spoiler:
http://atkinson.fmns.rug.nl/public_html/resist.pdf, the answer is 4/pi-1/2

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