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by jalohones
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1425: "Tasks"
Replies: 85
Views: 26418

Re: 1425: "Tasks"

I work for an environmental NFP. We have an app that allows people to identify at risk species and upload sightings to a database. Tonight, I'm going to talk to a group of hackers who do pro bono work and ask them to do pretty much the things in this comic. We should be right with the national park ...
by jalohones
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 26189

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

Cyclone Tracey. Same as everyone else in 'Straya.

There was that other one recently that I think was pretty bad, but I can't remember its name. Therefore it's not one I remember.
by jalohones
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 15756

Re: 1401: "New"

HES wrote:It gets weird when they use Americanisms whilst speaking in pristine British accents.


You mean they all sound scouse to you?
by jalohones
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 15756

Re: 1401: "New"

HES wrote:
jalohones wrote:Black hat guy has hair.

Yes, he does.


I never noticed until now. Obviously the cannon brings it out.
by jalohones
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 15756

Re: 1401: "New"

Black hat guy has hair.
by jalohones
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1399: "Chaos"
Replies: 41
Views: 13979

Re: 1399: "Chaos"

skeptical scientist wrote:Can you believe that movie is over 2 decades old?


So am I.
by jalohones
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1395: "Power Cord"
Replies: 38
Views: 10583

Re: 1395: "Power Cord"

Neil_Boekend wrote:You might get better1 results with bigger cats. Their volume to surface ratio is bigger. Try tigers or lions


Hmm, yes. I'll need a tiger, an air compressor and a lot of bandages.
by jalohones
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1395: "Power Cord"
Replies: 38
Views: 10583

Re: 1395: "Power Cord"

Exhaled (and thus laden with extra carbon dioxide) air is not, of course, actually lighter than air. My god, you're right! Randall gets it wrong again . On a side note: I try to inflate cats by blowing into their tails. No luck so far. However, I'm going to try with my laptop in order to increase m...
by jalohones
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1391: "Darkness"
Replies: 81
Views: 16576

Re: 1391: "Darkness"

McBee wrote:Here, beat by the Onion an age or so ago...


Simpsons already did it?

In about 1989 the front cover of Australian Picture - a magazine which existed purely so that it could have a page 3 - carried the headline "We Explain Big Yellow Thing In Sky".
by jalohones
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 38268

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

Someone remind me again why colonizing Venus is totally out of the question? Yeah it's got the runaway greenhouse thing but at least it has an atmosphere and the right gravity and such; since we'd need to reprocess the atmosphere of any planet we wanted to settle, why can't we do Venus? Surface tem...
by jalohones
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 44955

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

Wee Red Bird wrote:I remember when the UK had 3 channels only.


3 channels? Luxury.
by jalohones
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1290: "Syllable Planning"
Replies: 64
Views: 15800

Re: 1290: "Syllable Planning"

"You absolute fucking shit" works just fine.
by jalohones
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 19160

Re: 1287: "Puzzle"

ctdonath wrote:... a Go board has a whole lot more squares than that.


Not if it's a 9x9 board.
by jalohones
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 23166

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

orthogon wrote:But not everything that rocket scientists do is rocket science. Presumably they also cook, do the laundry and go to the toilet.

Yeh, and cooking is hardly difficult. After all, it's not rocket salad.
by jalohones
Wed May 15, 2013 8:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"
Replies: 35
Views: 15261

Re: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"

the one disappointing thing about the video is anyway, that we all have seen a lot of similar scenes in films already. even TBBT hat scenes on the ISS with lots of floating. the only difference here is our knowledge it's real. The thing that most disappointed me was that someone did a video of Spac...
by jalohones
Wed May 08, 2013 7:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0044: "High Throw"
Replies: 58
Views: 24572

Re: What-If 0044: "High Throw"

McBee wrote:Throwing (gently) a swallow on the right day in autumn would yield pretty good results too....


That depends whether it's an African or a European swallow.
by jalohones
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:21 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"
Replies: 100
Views: 34134

Re: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"

I thought it was asking about the pressure? If the hair dryer was entirely inside the box then it wouldn't make a difference. It would only matter if the intake was outside the box and the output inside it, or vice versa. What worries me is a) what's the hair dryer plugged into, and what kind of ex...
by jalohones
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 26737

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

Criticising people who aren't physically present - isn't that what online communication is all about?
by jalohones
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 21256

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

Klear wrote:
jalohones wrote:Am I the only person who had to google Jay-Z?

You are quite lucky.

Sweet! I'm gonna drop a bundle on a horse race now. LUCK!
by jalohones
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 21256

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

A couple of posts have explained the regular expressions side of this joke. Am I the only person who had to google Jay-Z?
by jalohones
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 21098

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

Pfhorrest wrote:Wow, GOOMHR. I just finished writing a rough script for a movie about itself...


Crazy coincidence - this comment refers to itself. Also to the first comment that quotes it.
by jalohones
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39902

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

glasnt wrote:Or you could do other substitutions or insertions, e.g. Farcebook or.. (can't think of anything for the others yet...)


Faceborg!
by jalohones
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 29522

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

Quicksilver wrote:You're wrong Randall. There's always a bottom of subcultures. It's called "4Chan"


When you say 'bottom' do you in fact mean 'arsehole'?
by jalohones
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36792

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

Okay, something doesn't fit here, unless RM is making a joke based on acceptance of the faked Moon landing conspiracy theory. Which he most likely is given that he would know a basketball-sized earth would have a baseball-sized moon about 30 feet away, not half an inch. But we haven't been there in...
by jalohones
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36792

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

Max™ wrote:So no, it's not analogies, it's just the overwhelmingly vast scale of the universe making our achievements look small.


Yeh, well, the universe is a jerk. And you can tell it I said so.
by jalohones
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36792

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

Title Text: Ok, so Spirit and Opportunity are pretty awesome. And Kepler. And New Horizons, Cassini, Spirit and Opportunity, Curiosity, TiME, and Project M. But c'mon, if the Earth were a basketball, in 40 years no human's been more than half an inch from the surface. Yeh, but the world isn't a fri...
by jalohones
Wed May 16, 2012 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 46594

Re: 1056: Felidae

There's plenty of well-known felines not covered there: Tom, Sylvester, Snagglepuss. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Apple could release OS X Sylvester and then manage to sue Warner Bros for use of the name. It's victory all round!
by jalohones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 40430

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

standingwave wrote:I've been invoking Earth every time I draw a star and had no idea. Good for Earth, I guess. :roll:

That's OK, I've been banishing Earth. And thus is the balance of the universe maintained.
by jalohones
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281546

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Two pages of discussion of "That description fit me so well!" and no one has mentioned the Barnum effect? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect Presumably this is the basis of why negging can be effective, as well. Also, since this topic always seems to spark a certain kind of reactio...
by jalohones
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 28219

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

SirMustapha wrote:And so, Randall's true talent is revealed: the ability to make certain people do whatever random shit he comes up with and feel extra cool about it.


I can't wait for the comic that reads: My hobby: Writing comics that SirMustapha hates.
by jalohones
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21463

Re: 1019: "First Post"

astrosteve wrote:I've always wondered why news stories even have user comments.


To generate advertising revenue. Refreshes of pages count as hits, and also load different random ads.
by jalohones
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21463

Re: 1019: "First Post"

Crap. Was gonna post "First!" for the first time in my life but missed the gun :(
by jalohones
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38877

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

SirMustapha wrote:What scares me is to imagine how many stupid wannabe geeks will start referring to this comic every single time Dada is mentioned ...


What scares me is that SirMustapha liked my comment.

Tell me, truthfully - have I succumbed to the Dark Side?
by jalohones
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38877

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

The Dadaist criminal would reply that the money was not theft but a found object, used to express his contempt for society. Stashing the money away - hiding it from public display - reveals his dismissal of the normal process of art.
by jalohones
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 68297

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

carega wrote:if you really hate someone, show them xkcd and their lame jokes about kerning.


If you really hate yourself, spend your time posting to online forums for things you don't like.
by jalohones
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39243

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Reserve wrote:...
With bright knives he releaseth my soul; he maketh me to hang on hooks in high places; he converteth me to lamb cutlets
...

Pink Floyd: Sheep! FTW! Do I get points for STR?
by jalohones
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39243

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

orangustang wrote:This should be a movie.


Something like it already is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sheep_%282007_film%29
by jalohones
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 43583

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

karanj wrote:Ecclesiology?


The study of Goon Show characters?
by jalohones
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 22183

Re: 1004: "Batman"

It's supposed to be Adam and Eve, not Adam and a man dressed like a bat!

Meh. I was just nostalgic for all the hullabaloo after the last comic.
by jalohones
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94836

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Brings up a very good point. Just like "Adam and Steve", "Abel and Eve" is also immoral, probably even more immoral. 'Just like...' - isn't this disgusting homophobia? Why aren't people calling this out? So I thought, but then KShrike challenged me to have sex with my mum to pro...

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