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Tog
2009-Dec-14, 07:31 AM
I thought this one (http://xkcd.com/675/) was amazingly relevant to some areas here.

The gist is that a philosophy degree and a thougt experiment is generally not sufficient to overturn a physics theory. The roll over text is pretty good too.

jokergirl
2009-Dec-14, 12:39 PM
Butbutbutbut being able to cross-enter and succeed in a completely strange field with nothing but a wild idea all the in-the-box-thinkers never thought of is the American dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam! :lol:

;)

Strange
2009-Dec-14, 12:58 PM
That should be shown to all new ATM proponents (immediately after the "welcome and read the rules" notice).

rommel543
2009-Dec-14, 08:53 PM
Well that was a good 6 hours wasted at work with nothing else to do. Spent the entire time on the xkcd site reading all the comics. Anyone asks, I'm compiling my code :D

Donnie B.
2009-Dec-14, 10:34 PM
I would NOT call time spent reading xkcd "wasted" in any sense.

I hope you did the rollover trick on all the toons... otherwise you have another six hours to go!

P.S. I think this one is awesome...
http://xkcd.com/657/

KaiYeves
2009-Dec-14, 11:05 PM
I do this (http://xkcd.com/208/) all the time.

ToSeek
2009-Dec-15, 05:32 AM
I do this (http://xkcd.com/208/) all the time.

I usually skip the swinging from a rope part, though.

hhEb09'1
2009-Dec-15, 07:05 AM
Have you chessed (http://xkcd.com/chesscoaster/)on roller coasters?

Spoons
2009-Dec-15, 07:38 AM
I tried to make use of that Dec 13th one... I don't think it quite fit into the thread so well though - I was too eager to jam it into a post somewhere, and afraid I'd lose the link by the time it was more appropriate.

tlbs101
2009-Dec-15, 05:30 PM
Have you chessed (http://xkcd.com/chesscoaster/)on roller coasters?

No chess, but I have one of those with my brother and I reading (intently) the amusement park map.

Next time I ride that coaster (or any coaster with a camera) I want to be shown reading a, "Roller Coaster Repair for Dummies" book, with a very concerned look on my face.

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Strange
2009-Dec-15, 05:37 PM
Next time I ride that coaster (or any coaster with a camera) I want to be shown reading a, "Roller Coaster Repair for Dummies" book, with a very concerned look on my face.

Ideally with a wrench in the other hand (maybe a kiddie's plastic one, in case security get worried).

KaiYeves
2009-Dec-16, 12:03 AM
I usually skip the swinging from a rope part, though.
Well, I don't do it exactly like the comic. (I don't know that sort of Math, for one thing.) But I do invent those sorts of scenarios in my head, usually substituting dramatically jumping from above and landing on my feet for the rope swing.

Trebuchet
2009-Dec-16, 07:39 PM
I'm partial to this one: http://xkcd.com/382/

Gillianren
2009-Dec-16, 08:26 PM
Gosh, why?

SolusLupus
2009-Dec-16, 08:44 PM
Why does everyone go for trebuchets, anyways? Personally, I'm somewhat a fan of the Roman-Era ballistas...

Moose
2009-Dec-16, 08:51 PM
Two words, then another three:

Plunging fire. Pianos for ammunition.

Trebuchet
2009-Dec-16, 09:29 PM
Why does everyone go for trebuchets, anyways? Personally, I'm somewhat a fan of the Roman-Era ballistas...

Trebuchets are simple to build. Ballistas are complicated. That's why I haven't built one yet. But I can certainly admire them. I do have a small onager, aka mangonel.

It's interesting (as well as off topic) from a historical perspective that the more sophisticated ballista preceded the simple trebuchet by more than 1000 years!

SolusLupus
2009-Dec-16, 09:55 PM
Huh. I always thought the ballista was simpler.