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by CodexDraco
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21564

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

The guy looks like a Mormon to me, at least that's the way all door to door misioners seem to comb their hair.
by CodexDraco
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1088: "Five Years"
Replies: 23
Views: 8312

Re: 1088: "Five Years"

Oh I hate that question too much, I'm glad I'm not the only one. It forces you to make up a story in the spot (fortunately I'm good for that).
by CodexDraco
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1046: "Skynet"
Replies: 86
Views: 28286

Re: 1046: Skynet

thenonsequitur wrote:
SirMustapha wrote:Troll gimmick on alt text is old and stupid. Not bothering to elaborate right now.


Can you please elaborate eventually? How is this a troll gimmick (or old or stupid)? I thought the alt text was pretty good.


http://xkcd.com/972/
by CodexDraco
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41136

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Or it is a quantum fridge and the existence of the coke depends entirely of your level of thirst. Then it makes perfect sense.
by CodexDraco
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25406

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

Also: http://xkcd.com/836/

Yeah I only came to post that.
by CodexDraco
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 40908

Re: 0965: "Elements"

That's one thing I never really got... Couldn't the water benders just bend the water in their enemies bodies? Maybe they couldn't do it quite as strongly as they do pure water, but still... I saw them freeze water in one episode. How difficult must it be to do the same to various internal organs? ...
by CodexDraco
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58305

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

A fitting tribute. Yesterday news made me sad even when I'm more a Linux guy. Also, being on a mac, did anybody else sit and wait trying to figure out why their browser had frozen before realizing the spinning ball was a gif? I did, actually, until I realize that there were two cursors on my screen.
by CodexDraco
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65179

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Perhaps the obvious is obvious to other people as well? Perhaps the obvious is so obviously obvious that nobody would actually try the obviously dangerous trick in real life because it would obviously result in some obvious injuries? Perhaps the reason this so obviously unnaceptable prank is so fun...
by CodexDraco
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65179

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

PHDrillSergeant wrote:Of course, if anyone actually is offended (which I seriosuly doubt), then bear in mind you have the option to not read this webcomic. Exercise your right.


You have the right not to read post criticizing Randall comics. I demand that you exercise your right.
by CodexDraco
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65179

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

The first thing I thought when I read the comic was that it was so obviously dangerous and that BHG would likely end up in prison. The fact that so many people in this thread don't see it (and apparently neither does Randall) makes me sad.

I hope nobody actually tries this.
by CodexDraco
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32674

Re: 0948 - "AI"

So, how do we teach a computer a concept and what's the test to prove that it understands?
by CodexDraco
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0943: "Empirical"
Replies: 80
Views: 28111

Re: 0943: "Empirical"

I like this philosophy. Living by doing. Awesome comic.
by CodexDraco
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0927: "Standards"
Replies: 157
Views: 35851

Re: 0927: "Standards"

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Linux audio yet. While some of the examples in the comic occurred for monopolization reasons or something else greedy, I'm almost positive that the exact conversation in the comic occurred between audio developers at some point. That image is exaggerated, but yeah sou...
by CodexDraco
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 26069

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

Incidently, the complaints about YouTube not working on a mobile device may be just Google enforcing an agreement with Adobe: snip That makes no sense. The runtime EULA only applies to you , the user, not to the content provider. They are covered with their Flash Media Server license or whatever th...
by CodexDraco
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0844: "Good Code"
Replies: 100
Views: 28997

Re: 0844: "Good Code"

I've also had a bit of fun using the anti-goto doctrine as a critical part of a proof that good code can't exist. You start with a definition of "good code" that includes "no goto statements". You then observe that, whatever language you are working in, the code must ultimately ...
by CodexDraco
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9440
Views: 1534257

Re: Minecraft

Ahh, Minecraft. The other day I built a huge skycrapper out of glass and smoothstone. I wanted something epic on the top so I was there carrying a bucket of lava. I wanted to use the workbench while I was holding the bucket and I ended up flooding my tower on lava, losing all my items in the process...
by CodexDraco
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 29213

Re: 0807: Connected

Hmm, looks like Randall touched some sensible fibers. I know many of you don't agree with him, but is it necessary to insult the guy?

Personally I like this comic. Romanticizing love, or anything, only cloud your perceptions. Life is more enjoyable when you have all your senses at 100%.
by CodexDraco
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24794

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

If there's a processor commercially available, then there's a C compiler for it. It would make more sense to train the devs to use C, but since they are Java developers, they wouldn't be good C developers.
by CodexDraco
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0797: "Debian-Main"
Replies: 57
Views: 19089

Re: "Debian-Main" Discussion

The DFSG does not cover the output of programs. The locust program itself is free, it exploits a little known bug on intel processors that can produce locust, that's why it can be on Debian-main.

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