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by JimsMaher
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 13803

Re: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS

Djehutynakht: Did you use a Borda count, plurality rules, or some other method ? Honestly, it was really an informal count. Scenario 1 was the first choice of nearly half, and the second choice of many more. If there's a way to present the results differently I'm happy to hear it. The rest of the g...
by JimsMaher
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 13803

Re: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS

Djehutynakht:
Did you use a Borda count, plurality rules, or some other method?

@WaffleKirby
Spoiler:
by JimsMaher
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 13803

Re: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS

1 > 3 > 2
¬4
by JimsMaher
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 13803

Re: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS

Just a tidbit of a comment here: There is no rule against reading others’ spoilers—it is strictly an honor system. There's no honor system expected, or "dishonor" by reading private spoilers unless it's against the rules to read them. That's why games on the mafia subforum strictly forbid...
by JimsMaher
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 13803

Re: Crisis Room - SIGNUP PHASE

I'm intrigued ... count me in!
I'd prefer a fictional scenario, otherwise our decisions would be tethered to politicized accounts of history.
by JimsMaher
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1475: "Technically"
Replies: 60
Views: 11050

1475: "Technically"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/technically.png title= "Technically that sentence started with 'well', so--" "Ooh, a rock with a fossil in it!" Technically, there exists a possibility for linguistically substantive contributions being made via clarifying the descriptive nature of a ...
by JimsMaher
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 31703

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

Hypothetically, let's say that "for the sake of argument" is an implicature reminding the interlocutors of the virtues of debate. Invoking the divine powers of disagreement, much in the manner of casting a spell or reciting a prayer to lesser gods, allows all parties to all-at-once be able...
by JimsMaher
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 17721

Re: 1429: Data

The source for the ranking is possibly from:
http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ ... characters
... where Data, Picard and Kirk are currently one, two, and three.

Before the reboot, Spock was the typical list topper.
by JimsMaher
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1391: "Darkness"
Replies: 81
Views: 13612

Re: 1391: "Darkness"

Nightfall, because that's what happens ... nevermind the journalists or zealots ... How would you react?

edit: read the preamble to the original short story for provenance of forgetting about nighttime concept.
by JimsMaher
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 130873

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

And which brave, future scientist will aggregate the heat of this debate over time? What methods will they employ to get at an accurate model of the change in atmosphere after external influences were introduced? Will that comparative model of before and after yield clear insights into the nature of...
by JimsMaher
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 16827

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Yet more unsupported, opinionated pseudo-scientific claims from xkcd.
... I am ignoring both the Concept-Hilarity quotient and the Relevance coefficient, mind you.
by JimsMaher
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1294: "Telescope Names"
Replies: 89
Views: 19765

Re: 1294: "Telescope Names"

Tele-: "a combining form meaning 'distant'"1 or "... 'end,' 'complete,'"2

Ergo, ipso facto The Teletelescope.
by JimsMaher
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 34200

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

project2051 wrote:
JimsMaher wrote:The wise decision is to always swap, to avoid getting yelled at.


A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHWjlCaIrQo&t=3m52s
by JimsMaher
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 34200

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

Car Goat Duck Result Plyr Mnty Stay WIN! Plyr Mnty Swap lose Plyr Stay Mnty WIN! Plyr Swap Mnty lose Mnty Plyr Stay **** Mnty Plyr Swap **** Stay Plyr Mnty lose Swap Plyr Mnty WIN! Mnty Stay Plyr **** Mnty Swap Plyr **** Stay Mnty Plyr lose Swap Mnty Plyr WIN! **** Monty cannot remove the car. Plyr...
by JimsMaher
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 27837

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

^precisely what I said.

This should help bring any lingering waywardness of understandings back together.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=7779869

UNIFY THE MULTIVERSE!
by JimsMaher
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 27837

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

If lobsters are caught in traps, and fisherman keep time with the tide and daylight, then who cares if you eat a spider every now and then.

Are the spiders eaten raw? How to prepare spiders for eating?
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1261: "Shake That"
Replies: 52
Views: 11745

Re: 1261: "Shake That"

Hyperliteralism
by JimsMaher
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 30251

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

Does this mean that the "corrupt" file I'm downloading won't be "corrupted"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure
by JimsMaher
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1229: "Screensaver"
Replies: 51
Views: 16868

Re: 1229:Screensaver

Shouldn't the error message be in MS Sans Serif ?
by JimsMaher
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1220: Hipsters
Replies: 33
Views: 8171

Re: 1220: Hipsters

"But on the other hand, wait, you're in an empty room. Who are you talking to?"

This is not a comment.
by JimsMaher
Wed May 22, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 19358

Re: 1215: Insight

Consider the consequences? Sounds like a delaying tactic ... or a developer fishing for ideas.

Either way, I'm skeptical of your intentions. Explain yourself!
by JimsMaher
Wed May 01, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1206: "Einstein"
Replies: 76
Views: 13239

Re: 1206: "Einstein"

Hyper-literalism!

Blast it, blasted hyper-vigilance making mockery of a method of implicitly understood colloquialisms. Ah, the irony of using formal structure to make a joke of casual statements.

Free Implicature! End this abusive enterprise towards our oft used friend.
by JimsMaher
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 23108

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

"... pfft. Posers."
by JimsMaher
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 37279

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

Mouseover text: "I've developed a more logical set of rules but the people on the chess community have a bunch of stupid emotional biases and won't reply to my posts." I want to play this ruleset; don't disappoint me, Randall! I've developed a more realistic set of expectations but … Ches...
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 16430

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

Comic 1111 is the last "binary" comic until #10,000. Randall must therefore write 8889 more strips before we are binary-compliant again. So today's is number "15" but number "16" will not be for about 57 years or so at the current pace. …numerology … :x ¡CURSES! … foil...
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 16430

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

All the sighs of relief. Does no one see this as another indication that the end is nigh? Sure, I'll fan the flames (as opposed to flaming the fans). Consider 1110: "Click and Drag" as the Penultimate comic. (see the cover and let the truth be revealed, i.e. judge the reference to the boo...
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 16430

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

"We're hoping it's distracting"

Truer words were never spoken,
Spoiler:
literally.
by JimsMaher
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 653862

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

The world is never as simple as you think it is.
by JimsMaher
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 29881

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

bantler wrote:
JimsMaher wrote:Wouldn't it be more efficient to put the trash bin on the non-hinge side of the door?


Swapping the fridge-hinge side is one of the greatest home projects/pranks of all time.


… Especially unnerving if the freezer and refrigerator are side-by-side, and both door-hinges are flipped.
by JimsMaher
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 29881

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

Wouldn't it be more efficient to put the trash bin on the non-hinge side of the door? I suppose it depends on how full you keep your fridge; and how much you rely on the conveyor disposal system … Still, removal of bad food is a priority. Unless you accept the trade off between airing things out by ...
by JimsMaher
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 26583

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

Not sure on the math here, but they appear to be offset by figuratively closer to 181 pixels. In lieu of sharing an action file, instructions for Photoshop CSx.x: 0: Make sure rulers are shown on edges (ctrl+R) and literally drag a line from the vertical ruler to the middle of the image. (px365) 1:...
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 26583

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

Not sure on the math here, but they appear to be offset by figuratively closer to 181 pixels. In lieu of sharing an action file, instructions for Photoshop CSx.x: 0: Make sure rulers are shown on edges (ctrl+R) and literally drag a line from the vertical ruler to the middle of the image. (px365) 1: ...
by JimsMaher
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 31109

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Tova wrote:You're not suggesting that Randall is trolling, are you?
Shame on you.


Lest we forget our antihero, the self proclaimed 'classhole', hat guy.

And if Randall is a troll, he is being glut to obesity with these fora.
by JimsMaher
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 31109

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

I don't get it. Maybe the title should be "sport discussions according to Randall?" A bit like the world map according to Americans thing. And not the one Randall did. That seems to be a trend. Just consider the full title of project: xkcd: According to Randall ... In fact, there might a ...
by JimsMaher
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 17077

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

JimsMaher wrote:Secretary Bird
This video had 50,068 views and no xkcd related comments just prior to midnight.

This video had 100,168 views and very many xkcd related comments just prior to noon, seven days later.

Including the top comment:
"Thumbs up if you got here from xkcd."
545 up, 30 down
by JimsMaher
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 31109

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

No, it's called football because it USED to be primarily about kicking. The game changed, but the name didn't. Alas, there are lots of people out there who like to be snarky about things they don't actually know anything about. Alas, it shouldn't be called football. But the F in NFL stands for &quo...
by JimsMaher
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 31109

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Regurgitating memorized factoids?!
Is that really how you want to entertain yourself?

And are you nerds honestly still trying to fit in with the jocks?
I know sports fandom is a lot more about keeping track of statistics these days, but still ... NERDS!!!
by JimsMaher
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 17077

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

NOVA - The Four Winged Dinosaur (2008)

video at YouTube

transcript at PBS
by JimsMaher
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 17077

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

Secretary Bird
This video had 50,068 views and no xkcd related comments just prior to midnight.
by JimsMaher
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 29103

Re: 1103: "Nine"

I like to make the numbers add up to ten. Instead of one minute ... 55 seconds, or 64. One and a half minutes could be ... 1:27, 1:36, or :91 About ten years ago, I was a bored photo lab tech fiddling with the 'Levels' tool in Photoshop, that's when the sum-to-ten thing came from. I rationalized the...

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