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by flatluigi
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 40866

Re: Ultimate Game

RIP Gary, indeed. I never played D&D, though it was always something I wanted to try. However, the sheer amount of things I have played that were directly or indirectly affected by his work makes me feel a bit better about not getting around to it.
by flatluigi
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 39838

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

This comic made me shudder. I knew someone who had dreams that spanned years (in what seemed like real-time!) with their own relationships and events only to wake up and realize that it never happened, that every person he knew in that were gone forever. It's always stuck in my memory as something t...
by flatluigi
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Re: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)

If our scribe disappears, we could always change the rule to make it a different player, y'know.
by flatluigi
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Re: The first xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)

Like I said in IRC, I'm definitely interested, so count me in.
by flatluigi
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 34303

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

For those who haven't played Portal yet: It's seriously one of the best games made in a long time in terms of puzzles, atmosphere, and story. Even if you think you don't since the spoilers have been so pervasive, you need to play it.

Seriously.
by flatluigi
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 282
Views: 61473

Re: "Dangers" discussion

Some low results for "died in a * accident"

0 | folding, bending, colorful, musical, typing, shopping {many more, most mundane}
1 | computer, music, technological, flaming, third, turtle, messy, massive
3 | grotesque
4 | second
7 | googling
by flatluigi
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0351: "Trolling"
Replies: 179
Views: 33392

Re: "Trolling Discussion"

Am I the only one that looks at the actual URL of "disguised" links? I guess it would be kind of difficult to tell what YouTube video it is, unless you memorize the ID of the Rick Astley video. The more popular one starts with eBIG or something like that, the other starts with oHg. You le...
by flatluigi
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 28741

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

About Cory Doctorow: I get some perspective when I consider that BoingBoing, though popular and widely-read, is still just his blog . It's as self-oriented and as full of the same 'hey-I-saw-this-on-the-internet-it's-cool-look-at-it' stuff as anyone else's. He's a semi-demi-hemi popular author with ...
by flatluigi
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0329: "Turing Test"
Replies: 120
Views: 59356

Re: "Turing Test" Discussion

* Z signed on * A signed on A: hello Z: Hello? A: wat r u Z: Is this some kind of joke? A: !help Z: Yes I want help Z: unless is this some kind of Japanese game show A: r u jpnese? Z: No Z: Who are you? A: Jason Z: What's this about? A: hahah A: ok so you're imprisoned right Z: Yes Z: It...
by flatluigi
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 30369

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

What would be interesting is if you used the polar bear/penguin line on someone and they recognized it from here. I'm not sure what I'd do if that happened.
by flatluigi
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 68349

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

I feel obligated to post this great article about women on the internet.
by flatluigi
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0202: "YouTube"
Replies: 81
Views: 35876

I just noticed you can now vote on Youtube comments, reddit style. Yep. This should help with the stupid comments, although I wish I could set a permanent threshold. I turned the comments back on after the change, and I'm glad because I caught this gem in the comments to a gameshow blooper video. h...
by flatluigi
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Awesome new image resizing algorithm
Replies: 9
Views: 8732

I really think this is cool. [infodump] This is Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir entry into the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference. A version of the video with better quality (and much larger filesize) can be found here . The paper with the information can be found here (rehosted by me). [/infodump] ...
by flatluigi
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Reason Magazine: Romney Torture and Teens
Replies: 39
Views: 4328

Thematic-Device wrote:http://www.nospank.net/chambard.htm

Quite frankly, her mother should be incarcerated for the rest of her natural life.



I don't know what to say about that. God. *shudder*
by flatluigi
Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 42198

Vandole wrote:Is anyone else getting the idea that Australians think condoms and erasers are the same thing?


No, but your comment provides an interesting mental image.
by flatluigi
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 44718

It's nuts -- I can play almost any other game that frustrates me, but the only thing that causes the profanity to spill happens to be Mario Kart: Double Dash. I can't for the life of me finish 150cc Special Cup, though I've done all the rest.
by flatluigi
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0286: "All Your Base"
Replies: 102
Views: 22112

I don't believe it.

People tired of the AYBABTU meme?
by flatluigi
Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0285: "Wikipedian Protester"
Replies: 116
Views: 37609

It's not old enough and the author (Cory Doctorow) isn't quite famous enough in the mainstream for it to be a classic, but the way it presents the entire world as a utopia of ideas rather then one of uniformity (1984) or shallow pleasures (Brave New World) is really fascinating. Honestly though I j...
by flatluigi
Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0282: "Organic Fuel"
Replies: 142
Views: 34818

motor_ola wrote:Yeah, might even give them as much money as the diamonds!

I didn't quite get the comic, is there something about thyme that i'm not aware of, or was it just Godwin's law?


As it's been said thyme and thyme again, if you don't get it look up the pronunciation.
by flatluigi
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox vs Lightningbear
Replies: 162
Views: 22101

This is awesome.

A great 'company name' is "The Last"
by flatluigi
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 107026

Bash, anyone? If you figure that every funny post was done by one/two people, you'd have a sizeable readership that communicates indirectly. (I can't let this go by.) If you take every funny post from bash and figure about 2 people were involved in each, you'd have about 20. You may have a better c...
by flatluigi
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 39088

edit: I may have been second, but at least I read the story and didn't just google it. I read it in his short story collection Maps in a Mirror which I borrowed from a local library. It was a long time ago, so I'm not surprised I got the title wrong. I read it in the same collection, which I own an...
by flatluigi
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 39088

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
saxmaniac1987 wrote:Breathing at the same rate.


That means you will die. Very soon.

(+2 LE4dPOINTS for first person to get reference as normal)


At least you saved the maître d'.

edit: I may have been second, but at least I read the story and didn't just google it.
by flatluigi
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0275: "Thoughts"
Replies: 198
Views: 50885

jc wrote:...if you think that nipples aren't challenging enough.


Can I have this on a billboard or something?
by flatluigi
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0055: "Useless"
Replies: 74
Views: 37425

Vortigen wrote:Although... once we got the number... what would we do with it?


Make a t-shirt?
by flatluigi
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0274: "With Apologies to The Who"
Replies: 85
Views: 23793

Re: Great, just read the comic the day I went see a who show

andrethemac wrote:they where great :-), after all these years.


Who were?
by flatluigi
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0273: "Electromagnetic Spectrum"
Replies: 220
Views: 67593

My favorite part about this comic?

It's that, on first glance, it might actually just be a poster on the electromagnetic spectrum. Just maybe.
by flatluigi
Sat May 26, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 36286

Now, the question nobody wants to actually say:

If you make out with yourself (and go further (farther?)), is it masturbation?
by flatluigi
Fri May 18, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0261: "Regarding Mussolini"
Replies: 100
Views: 28258

Blaming a government-run institution for your failures is communist in that Marx predicted violent revolution by the proletariat because of dissatisfaction with government services, one of which is now public schools. Okay, it was a stretch. First time I've ever seen someone back up a communist acc...
by flatluigi
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 114070

Y'know, what would it be like if you happened to try this on the same coaster that another fan of xkcd was doing it?

I'm not sure, other than that hilarity will probably ensue.
by flatluigi
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 114070

peter wrote:Add the URL.


Try clicking on the image.

Anyway, <3 the comic, and I love the picture someone posted. Rollercoaster setups ftw.
by flatluigi
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0241: "Battle Room"
Replies: 199
Views: 64491

Awesome book, horrible pun. That is all.
by flatluigi
Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's why they call it a 'unit'
Replies: 29
Views: 6469

by flatluigi
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 61378

Is it wrong for me to want to take a picture of the tiles at my school so I can show the rest of you my pattern?
by flatluigi
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 61378

Re: Pockets!

Also, forum software that can't line break at a sensible length, forcing me to scroll horizontally. That irritates the hell out of me too. I've been on so many phbb forums that finding the offending line and removing it (with firefox's nuke anything enhanced extension) is nearly automatic. http://f...
by flatluigi
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 67999

Have you shot a man in Reno? I heard it's something to try.
by flatluigi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Last Digit of Pi is FOUND.
Replies: 20
Views: 6027

http://www.watleyreview.com/About.html
The Watley Review is dedicated to the production of articles completely without journalistic merit or factual basis, as this would entail leaving our chairs or actually working.
by flatluigi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 250533

Ritchell wrote:ckf


backfire

kso
by flatluigi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 67999

I'm not a man in Reno -- I haven't seen a drive-by.

(y'know, too many people get shot in Reno. Why would anyone go there?)
by flatluigi
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 67999

I once shot a man for Beano, now I can eat shepherd's pie.

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