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by zjxs
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 7723

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

chridd wrote:I not familiar with the construction "it me". It confusing at first. It dialectal, or some sort of meme (like lolspeak or I accidentally), or reference to some work, or something made up for the comic?


It meme.
by zjxs
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 54894

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

romance,
sarcasm, math, and language


Choosing the next President will have a substantial effect on all of those things, and will also affect science, rationality, wit, and kindness.
by zjxs
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1659: Tire Swing
Replies: 11
Views: 2617

Re: 1659: Tire Swing

Soupspoon wrote:Yeah, I'm British. I find it difficult to use Americanisations.


It's tiring.
by zjxs
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 8516

Re: 1650 "Baby"

How is babby formed?
by zjxs
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 11881

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

Isn't copyright 70 years plus the life of the Frankenstein?
by zjxs
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1588: "Hardware Reductionism"
Replies: 32
Views: 6912

Re: 1588: "Hardware Reductionism"

Triothalon is a very difficult sport, and should not be attempted by people with more than 10% of a brain.
by zjxs
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 8933

Re: 1574: "Trouble for Science"

This cheese bunsen burner is burning me.
by zjxs
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0135: "Digging Downward"
Replies: 18
Views: 10060

Re: What-If 135: Going to give an elephant a nasty shock

It really does depend on where you're digging, and the season. {{citations needed}} It's quite possible that before they reached the water-table heat stroke would kill this person, within several minutes. As exercise reaches 100% of aerobic capacity, muscle temperatures reach 41C. The person would b...
by zjxs
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 110715

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

"The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." - Alberto Brandolini Climate change denial is the creationism of the 2010s, a veritable gish-gallop. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop There's a lot of science out there folks. I'm o...
by zjxs
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 110715

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I have to say, the science behind "man-caused" global warming is dubious, at best. No, it is not. Science denying cretin. The science behind carbon dioxide (and the six or so major greenhouse gases) warming the planet is extremely well established. It is established physics, it is establi...
by zjxs
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1334: "Second"
Replies: 47
Views: 11601

Re: 1334: "Second"

I thought that setting results to display 100 to a page was common practice.
by zjxs
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 514
Views: 68146

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Oh, the humanity.

This cheese is moderately lukewarm.
by zjxs
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 71563

Re: 1321: "Cold"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/beliefs.jpg Physics does not care what you think. I'm not impressed with the horrific slander of scientists upthread. It's not what I expect here. This film is an excellent grounder on the people who do this work (ie., scientists). http://thiniceclimate.org/trailer
by zjxs
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 21243

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

And yet all I can think is, "this will make for a great Livejournal entry Facebook post."
by zjxs
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 73691

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Star Trek Into Darkness will be released on 2013-05-15 in large format theaters in the USA.
by zjxs
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 147
Views: 42368

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Usefully enough, R-Bloggers just published this script for visualising conversational intensity on Wikipedia talk threads http://www.r-bloggers.com/visualizing-threaded-conversation-volume-and-intensity/ . I used to go in for geographical naming disputes. For a very long time 'China' didn't direct y...
by zjxs
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 636161

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I'm going for a walk. Outside.
by zjxs
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 15107

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

My first thought: PLOS ONE comes in book form?

As for scary birds, I challenge you to beat the Marabou Stork. A monstrous 1.5m high and 4m wide, it eats children if given the chance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marabou_Stork
by zjxs
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 22176

Re: 0967: Prairie

Australia, the world's 5th largest wheat exporter, already condenses grain waves into packets. We're getting very good at sending them over distances. Watch out.
by zjxs
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0935: “Missed Connections”
Replies: 80
Views: 22180

Re: 0935: “Missed Connections”

10. What's a Wienermobile?
11. If I just stole it, why am I on the hood instead of driving it the normal way?
12. What's a Juggalo?
13. Who's Nancy Pelosi?
14. Who's George Herman Babe Ruth?


15. What is love?
by zjxs
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 36323

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

I dig this. All my body modifications have occurred in hospitals. I had some pretty heavy metal in my arm for a while after a double compound fracture, but they took it out and left me with some long scars. Has anyone had a metal plate left in and had TSA issues? Also, fuck cancer. I study epidemiol...
by zjxs
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 35617

Re: 0855: "1999"

You know what's cool?

Circles.


Goddamnit, he was right!
https://plus.google.com/
by zjxs
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 26459

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

"I believe the truth always lies halfway between the most extreme claims." I believe this fallacy is known as Occam's Shaving Foam. Usually applied to climate change in this form: scientists say changes will be severe, others say nothing is happening, so therefore changes will happen but t...
by zjxs
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 24906

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

For some reason I thought Pandora was a deeply embarrassing prog-rock band. That seemed like the most rational explanation. It took me coming here to figure out the comic.

Yet another site/service/technology restricted to the US. Damn you, internets!!
by zjxs
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 19025

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

To quote a reliable source...
You don't seriously believe we landed on the moon, do you?



So obviously faked its unbilevable, why are people so gullible??? Morons
by zjxs
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 19025

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, e...
by zjxs
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK: Brown gets pissed
Replies: 44
Views: 2464

Re: UK: Brown gets pissed

What country do you think has a good electoral system?


MMP, the electoral system of Germany, New Zealand, and the Scots is pretty good. You get 21% of the votes, you get 21% of the seats in Parliament.
by zjxs
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK: Brown gets pissed
Replies: 44
Views: 2464

Re: UK: Brown gets pissed

Well excuse us for having democratically elected political parties. Do you have an alternate proposal? Firstly, your upper house is not democratically elected. It is a vestige of middle-ages aristocracy. You don't have democratically elected political parties. Democracy comes demos and -cracy, mean...
by zjxs
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 65268

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

For the guys not believing they have a reason to dress nicely or don't know what dressing to attract would look like, two thoughts. First, you never know where you might meet someone. Luck is opportunity meeting preparation, so be prepared ALWAYS, for every opportunity. Always dress a level above w...
by zjxs
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 65268

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

As I have said above, assuming only that you value friendship and relationships equally; Most people have enough friends. 100 + 1 is 101. The marginal value of another friendship is small. The comparitive marginal value of a relationship (sexual, romantic, whatever) is large. 0 + 100 is 100. So it m...
by zjxs
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 65268

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

"...using people like tools. Or an excuse to justify demonizing..." Way to miss the point, and prove the point of the comic actually. This guy is someone whose attempts to communicate an interest in people he finds attractive come across as creepy. He's the guy on the train. I can almost g...
by zjxs
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 65268

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

No, actually, most nerdboys who have talked to me have wanted to get in my pants.


It's likely that most boys you've talked to have wanted to get into your pants. Nerdy boys are just far worse at hiding it. And thus, they seem creepy/obnoxious.
by zjxs
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 65268

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

See, what some of the commenters here have assumed is that a person would want more friends. This is only very weakly true, in most cases. Let's say you have 100 friends. Let's also assume you have no romantic partner. Lets assume that you value romance and friendship equally. If we assume that this...

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