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by Who
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1480+60:
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My hobby: Pretending to miss the sarcasm when people show off their lack of interest in football by talking about 'sportsball' and acting excited to find someone else who's interested, then acting confused when they try to clarify. This buys enough time for my partner to steal their cars too.

1480+220:
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Nothing really-OW QUIT IT.
by Who
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1476:
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God dammit God, stop trolling us.


1478:
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If all else fails, you can stop doing statistics and go back to real math.
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by Who
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Havent we agreed, that you can point the doors, or just say "the one to the left" "the one to the right", or somehow identify them like door 1/2 door 2/2? Becouse I was as clear as possible, that if you dont like "One" you hould use any wording you like? We did not agr...
by Who
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Is there any formula that would survive recital by an illogical being? Or, to put it another way, if you have people who can say "this statement is false" included in the universe of possible guards, is it ever possible to correctly deduce some other situation with certainty from any poss...
by Who
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

"If you ask me what is going on here, I will tell you everytime: ...setup..." Lets think of it, like I dont know what is going on, so I have to assume 1)The guy is telling me the truth. Then I will know what is going on here. 2)The guy is lying to me, so if I ask him, he will lie ...
by Who
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

225+452: RandomNumbersw.png I think you meant 1425 + 452 ... Did you convert 1425 to 2:25 PM? Actually I meant 221. Both comics are just a piece of code which claims to do something fancy but actually just returns a constant, though I suppose 1425 also inspired it. The actual inspiration for the ob...
by Who
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1473:
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Why does it need my location for any purpose other than selling the tracking data to advertisers?
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by Who
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

"If you ask me what is going on here, I will tell you everytime: ...setup..." Lets think of it, like I dont know what is going on, so I have to assume 1)The guy is telling me the truth. Then I will know what is going on here. 2)The guy is lying to me, so if I ask him, he will lie ...
by Who
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

221+452+1425:
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The accuracy is a bit of a problem, but in terms of sheer efficiency this can defeat any other algorithm.
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by Who
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

"If you ask me what is going on here, I will tell you everytime: ...setup..." Lets think of it, like I dont know what is going on, so I have to assume 1)The guy is telling me the truth. Then I will know what is going on here. 2)The guy is lying to me, so if I ask him, he will lie ...
by Who
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1436:
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We may not have been anywhere far away from our own orb in over 40 years, but we still landed on that sky-orb a few times a long time ago.
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by Who
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 105340
Views: 6266358

Re: Double Post

Who's back?
No. No I'm not. Just making one post to say hi, and then leaving again.
by Who
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Let's terraform Jupiter!
Replies: 26
Views: 9197

Re: Let's terraform Jupiter!

Mars has too low a surface gravity.

How about we go do something with Venus instead? I mean, ok so it's Hell, but we could change that far more easily than we could fix Jupiter or Mars.
Or just use the balloon idea and live in the upper atmosphere. But that's actually semi-realistic.
by Who
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if ####: "Global Windstorm" (mashable.com)
Replies: 17
Views: 26178

Re: What-if Mashable: "Global Windstorm"

Please excuse my ignorance in these matters but if the earth stopped spinning would this not also have an impact on the earths gravitational force? It would, but that would be rather low. The centrifgual force produced by the rotation of the earth at its equator decreases the apparent gravity by .3...
by Who
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)

Depending on how you interpret the wording of the question, the following might work: (This assumes that they're both standing in front of a specific door) Is the liar standing in front of the door which leads to death? If they answer "yes", you take the other door, if they ans...
by Who
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)

"I heard that they're serving free beer outside, how long before it's all gone?" is still ok but might not work. Guard says, "Free Beer?! Uh... I'll go check!" Then you peek through the door while the guard is gone. Or you just use whatever door he used. What's 2+2? Then ask...
by Who
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

More fun with 385:
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It's fine to be wrong, except when it isn't.
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by Who
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)

Just ban any question which refers to: Itself The guard's answer The guard Any previous answer/question/situation The other guard Any hypothetical situation/question Any future situation Truthfulness in general For example: "What would the other guard tell me" is banned because that refers...
by Who
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: two planets
Replies: 6
Views: 6651

Re: two planets

Station 1 hasn't achieved hydrostatic equilibrium and is thus not a planet. Station/planet 2 sounds as if it achieved hydrostatic equlibrium but depending on just how much they re-organized stuff, that may have changed its classification. Also, they both need to be orbiting a star and they need...
by Who
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:Now to ruin everyones fun with 385:

An even worse version of 385:
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Like, I don't even know what half that stuff means. Oh em gee, pi, that means you have a circle, right?
by Who
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

962+386:
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I know the human race is dying out, but this is important goddammit.
by Who
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

The truth value is independent of everything else. The liar can say it because it can be a lie. Alternatively, "If I told you X, I would be just as much a liar as I am now." That is a definite lie when the liar tells it. Given how the liar has the label of "liar" without saying a...
by Who
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

Okay, but have you actually recounted the situation given all those 'If i were to say...' situations? Lets just look at the first one: "If I were to tell you that there existed two doors, the truth of that would be the same as the truth of this." If neither guard then goes ahead and actua...
by Who
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure we can't say more than one thing at a time, nor say the second word in a sentence before saying the first. In this case we can. "This statement is true exclusive or blah". "This statement is true" is a lie. "This statement is true...
by Who
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure we can't say more than one thing at a time, nor say the second word in a sentence before saying the first. In this case we can. "This statement is true exclusive or blah". "This statement is true" is a lie. "This statement is true...
by Who
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

The following also works: "NOT blah blah blah exclusive or I am telling the truth". Not blah blah blah is false. "I am telling the truth" is false. The entire statement is false. Thus, the simple liar can say it. Or, in the case of the truth-teller: Not blah blah blah is false. I...
by Who
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

"Blah blah blah exclusive or I am lying". Or, in standard English: "Blah blah blah or I am lying but not both". If they are the truth teller, blah blah blah is true and I am lying is false making the entire statement true. If they are the liar, blah blah blah is true and I am ly...
by Who
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two guards, two doors, no instructions
Replies: 63
Views: 17617

Re: Two guards, two doors, no instructions

"Blah blah blah exclusive or I am lying". Or, in standard English: "Blah blah blah or I am lying but not both". If they are the truth teller, blah blah blah is true and I am lying is false making the entire statement true. If they are the liar, blah blah blah is true and I am lyi...
by Who
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

385:
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Always check the entirety of someone's work before insulting it.
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by Who
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I would simply like to say that today's xkcd comic was highly inappropriate. I am disappointed in Randall for not censoring such material.

Here is a cleaned version:
1435:

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Every night, when **************, Obama has to stop himself from ***************************.
by Who
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

563:
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Also, you don't understand statistics. Just because on average we're 5 meters away doesn't mean that we are probably OH GOD OH GOD YES
by Who
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Inspired by 1433, but actually uses 1397:
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You may point out that assassination missions like that are more characteristic of the dark side of the force, to which I say: Here, can you hold this for a second?
by Who
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I disagree (at least regarding my own response, in my head). Well, the inyourhead response can be whatever you like. But for some reason those around you don't go "ok, whatever". Though my version may be a small exaggeration given how I thought of it when I was at a wedding. Also, 232: ch...
by Who
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

684:
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For some reason, it's not ok to brag about getting a girlfriend but it's ok to brag about getting married. AND this makes them immune to the "So are you gonna marry her" response.
by Who
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I saw 482, and the cat thing was bugging me. I mean, gravity that high up is negligible, and there's no sound in space. Thus, a fixed version:
482:
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Sorry, this was bugging me.


Also, 473:
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We had this argument 200 years ago, and decided that Ceres wasn't a planet. We didn't need to have it again over Pluto.


Also, 1300:
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You may point out that the relative sizes are off. Yes, in a comic where moons are orbiting people you should criticize the size of the moons.
by Who
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

In an attempt to make xkcdsw slightly worse, I present... xkcd minus xkcd. Inspired by garfield minus garfield, this removes all references of the word/phrase/thing "xkcd" from xkcd. The result, was the following, 1426 minus xkcd: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/reduce_your_payments.png ... We...
by Who
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

871:
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If they then attack you for not actually caring and only wanting videogames, agree with them and adjust the sliders so that none of the money goes to charity.
by Who
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

519:
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The only point of high school is to get into college. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.
by Who
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Fixed the typo.
And making 1268 slightly worse:
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You may laugh, but these things are delicious.
by Who
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860500

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1267 even worse:
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I know your room is usually much nicer. I'm sorry I had to see it like this. I'm not judging you for it.


This one is more fun. And also much more mean. That said, it only works if you can meet the unreasonably high standards you're holding them to.

And, 1267+650:
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Sure I could judge other people for being messy, but why would I do that when I could think about dinosaurs?

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