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by fibonacci
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 8630

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

'And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!' 'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't — till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"' 'But "glory" ...
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3931

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

Lord of the Edges - Piggy has the bell curve.
by fibonacci
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

Relevant xkcd https://xkcd.com/1448/ If your chart generates more confusion than clarity, consider including some sort of label. "上下文很重要." is true, and relevant. However a viewer expecting English on this board would probably rather I type out "Context is very important." A chart...
by fibonacci
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 7371

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

heuristically_alone wrote:Every time a circumstance arises for an inclusion of "that", I spens several minutes contemplating whether to omit it or not.

Contemplating whether that "that" is superfluous, or not?
by fibonacci
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17354

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

bantler wrote:If you classically peel the stem in 3 parts, the skins dangle and rub your hand disgustingly while you're eating.
If you break the spine on the small end with your thumbs you can extract the meat without dangle.


The way that's worded, I feel like I've read something out of 50 Shades of Yellow.
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17354

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

If you point a telescope out to the right off the edge of the chart, on a clear night you can spot "Vegans".
by fibonacci
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 6492

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

Cheer up! At least you didn't lose the game.
by fibonacci
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 15081

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I have a theory that most of the "all fruit cake is nasty stuff ack ptui" legend comes from people whose first taste of fruit cake was the really bad variety, and having tried that they assume it's all the same. I've given fruit cake the benefit of the doubt twice now. I've regretted it a...
by fibonacci
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 15081

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Soupspoon wrote:I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.)


They give you liqueurs when you donate blood there? Sign me up!
by fibonacci
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8454

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

I would actually like a television program called "You're wrong". In this program the presenter would explain why a commonly held belief was wrong. That would be all it was. Correcting people. That said, I had to force-quit Google Maps today. Useful for getting me out of the city, not use...
by fibonacci
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8454

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

It was all fun and games until the aerial banner SQL injections began. The next step of course was drone based ad-blocking.
by fibonacci
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 5130

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

Moral: if you move into a house with wifi devices (aka "IoT stuff"), it's probably easier to throw them out and start over with new widgets. From a security viewpoint, you probably want to do that anyway. You might never be able to tell what firmware the devices have been flashed with. Fr...
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 7599

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

The event from northeast Ohio was still impressive. ~83% coverage according to the news. For the duration, the birds all went quiet, save a few cardinals making what I think of as the "you're too close to my nest" noises. The sky went off color very similar to the yellowish tinge it gets w...
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7391

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

And the countdown until there is adult fan-fiction of this starts. Incidentally, do not do an image search for several of the terms in the diagram.

*edit
I have been informed that numerous creation myths are in fact adult fan-fiction of this diagram. </blush>
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12064

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Spoiler:
WBUN.png

Just in from the other brothers at WBUN, they can't deny.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12064

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

rmsgrey wrote:
fibonacci wrote:Sir Mix-a-lot


Is that the name of a roundabout variant?


His music does reference a "round thing in your face", so perhaps.

Still waiting to hear whether or not the other brothers can deny, concerning the roundabout.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12064

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Sir Mix-a-lot has a similarly described, but functionally quite different app.
by fibonacci
Mon May 29, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 4592

Re: 1843: "Opening Crawl"

<openingcrawl>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....</openingcrawl>
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 8553

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

"If a border guard asks to examine your laptop, you have a legal right to challenge them to a chess game for your soul."
Or ping pong, as the case may be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lsWeBNb_eI
by fibonacci
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 10834

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

A new corollary to Bill Watterson's "Verbing wierds language." "Vomiting wierds emoji."
by fibonacci
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 6560

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

When I try to search for "canyon river nuclear launch", Google seach suggests that I might wanna search for "canyon river nuclear launch calendar". Should I be scared? As long as the calendar only contains national holidays it's fine. Probably the best or worst Fourth of July, d...
by fibonacci
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 5967

Re: 1788: "Barge"

Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville! Welcome to Jackass.
by fibonacci
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 11893

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

clockworkbookreader wrote:Our Peerless Cartoonist needs an anatomy lesson. You can use vocal CORDS to hum one note of a musical CHORD.

Vocal chords allow multi-byte Unicode input by using Tuvan throat singing.
by fibonacci
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 17015

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

cucio wrote:When I saw this comic title appear on my RSS reader, the first thing I thought was: "but the Spectrum was made by Sinclair, not Apple!" :wink:


This Spectrum has a Holobyte to it.
by fibonacci
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 8228

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Reminds me of a rather dumb experiment I ran back in the early 80s. My company had recently installed a majorly honking badass VAX 780 system, and I was learning the various things you could do in the shell environment (tho' of course DEC didn't call it a 'shell,' just DCL or whatever it turned int...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 8228

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

To save time, create a VM, let's call it "Turtles" for now. The VM automates the process of installing itself in each instance, so that it really is "Turtles All The Way Down™".
by fibonacci
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 12902

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

I'd just label them all "ding an sich".
by fibonacci
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 14106

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I imagine Stephan Pastis reading this one and thinking everything looks perfectly normal.

Similar to https://xkcd.com/270/
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 8202

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

Apeiron wrote:Ones... the plural of one. Think about that for a moment.


A: Got change for a ten?

B:Sure, would ten ones be OK, or would you rather two fives?
by fibonacci
Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1682: "Bun"
Replies: 57
Views: 10707

Re: 1682: "Bun"

My anaconda quite enjoyed this comic. It's got buns hun.
by fibonacci
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 22691

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

The good news is you'll just be able to unfriend Roko's Basilisk when it keeps asking you to play candy crush.
by fibonacci
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 15593

Re: 1421: "Future self"

#If it ain't Bjork, don't fix it.
by fibonacci
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1322: Winter
Replies: 125
Views: 26765

Re: 1322: Winter

I'm reminded of Uncleftish Beholding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncleftish_Beholding
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1293: Job Interview
Replies: 25
Views: 10172

Re: 1293: Job Interview

Today's strip is what I imagine David Lynch directing a biography about Coach Z would be like.
by fibonacci
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 48981

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

I assumed the "Space sphere" was a reference to the one from Flatland. But apparently there's one in Portal 2 as well.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 287200

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

What I've learned from the discussion so far, the best possible password is one that doesn't adhere to the stated requirements of a website. Anytime you have a guaranteed set of possible passwords, you greatly diminish the strength of all of them. In a world of 6 to 8 characters, at least one number...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 32131

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Mr. Joel's defense lawyer offered the excuse that it was always burning since the world was turning.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 34947

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

monicaclaire wrote:then it flashed:

EXPECT
LIGHT
DELAYS

and all I could think of, at first, was; are we to be driving through a denser medium? :lol:


But first you must find a bulb that emits broken light.
by fibonacci
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 53709

Thread necro, but with relevant content

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A visitor in my folks' garden in Arizona.

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