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by Bobbert
Thu May 12, 2011 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"
Replies: 72
Views: 15075

Re: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"

Yes, I too tend to look at the elevator inspection certificate when I'm in an elevator and there's nothing to look at except the elevator inspection certificate.
by Bobbert
Mon May 02, 2011 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89611

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

We don't have the technology to actually create any sort of colony on the moon, and there's no vital natural resources. Right now, attempting to send more people to the moon, or to Mars even, would be little more than a vanity project that would cost billions upon billions of dollars. That said, the...
by Bobbert
Sun May 01, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39218

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I'm 23, and I don't feel 'old' because the Matrix came out in the 90s. Randall seems to have a bit of problem with his own mortality if he feels the need to make comics attempting to make people feel old, considering he's just 26 himself iirc.
by Bobbert
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29832

Re: 0890: Etymology

I am able to forgive sci fi shows for their language, following the assumption that things must be translated for us to understand. However, I can never get past timekeeping in space. Why do they use the same units of time, when our time is derived from earthly phenomena they've never experienced? ...
by Bobbert
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106923

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Probably still is. Just we tend to only concentrate on the good in the past, when it is there. Calvin and Hobbs springs to mind at times. Perhaps it's better to finish, then to shrivel and die. There's been some recently that I've liked, but overall I think quality has dropped in the last couple hu...
by Bobbert
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60082

Re: 0889: Turtles

PS. Zhuangzi knows what the fish enjoy because he spends time with them and believes that observation paired with reflection provides insight, wisdom, and understanding. In other words, he has a Theory of Mind for the fish. He is gently rebuking Huizi for presuming the impossibility of the knowledg...
by Bobbert
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106923

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Actually going by his join date, and what he's said regarding some of the older comics, is that he used to like xkcd, which wouldn't be too surprising, since for a lot of the first couple years, xkcd was pretty good.
by Bobbert
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60082

Re: 0889: Turtles

But Zhuangzi asked "how do you know I don't know" meaning he knew that Huizi knew that he didn't know. That. That absolute torturing of language instead of just answering the guy with "I don't" or "Because of X". ARHGAARGAHRAGH. That's why I hate that story. ok, enough...
by Bobbert
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60082

Re: 0889: Turtles

The turtle... doesn't have that problem with differing opinions ... it doesn't not know whether it deleted a file (whatever that might be from a turtle perspective) or not. Men have files and recycle bins and all kinds of stuff. Turtles have clarity. And that's cool (call me a hippie if you like). ...
by Bobbert
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106923

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Wow. Tough crowd. I've been through this (not myself, but a family member) with a much worse graph than that. (Think 'graph marked in months, not years'.) I found it somewhat touching, not 100% effective but not bad either. It would never have occurred to me to log in and comment, if I hadn't poked...
by Bobbert
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60082

Re: 0889: Turtles

Boring, neither funny nor insightful in anyway that hasn't been done by xckd before. Doesn't even really come across to me as written by someone that's high, but by someone pretending to be. Like a one-liner said by a stock character in a sitcom to attempt to indicate that the character is on drugs.
by Bobbert
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 15109

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

I think Randall should just drop the "tagline" altogether -- it doesn't mean anything, anyway, since Randall makes comics about whatever the hell he feels like. The tagline is just another thing that makes xkcd seem strict and formulaic when it's not. I don't think the comic wasn't very f...
by Bobbert
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70867

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Evan Stone.
by Bobbert
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84208

Re: 0882: "Significant"

Wait, xkcd is elitist? I don't know how he came to this conclusion, nor the conclusion that xkcd represents all, or even a significant amount of CS and/or math majors. Well, computer science, math, and other hard science majors being smarter than fine/liberal arts majors is a pretty ongoing theme i...
by Bobbert
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106923

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Boring comic. Could maybe be touching if the art was better and the characters weren't faceless one shot characters. Faceless stick figures attempting to hug just look weird.
by Bobbert
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36586

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

With this comic, xkcd has officially lost the right to claim that it's detractors aren't smart/nerdy enough to "get it." Now it can just try to claim that its detractors are too prudish to laugh at toilet humor. Still, credit for not being dragged down by too much/bad dialogue, although i...
by Bobbert
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36586

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

LSN wrote:For a minute there I thought someone switched my XKCD bookmark with my C&H bookmark.


Most of the comics that aren't trying to be really nerdy or referencing something semi-obscure have been rather C&H like for awhile now.
by Bobbert
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36586

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

Just seems to be a sort of gross way to get either an awkward laugh or target the people that think "it's a sexual joke so it must be funny" but just ends up being sort of gross. To Randall's credit though, he did manage to avoid weakening the visual 'punchline' with post-punchline dialogue.
by Bobbert
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 21470

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

I was just going to praise the fact that the comic is nowhere as snobbish and arrogant as it could have been. But then, of course , the discussion thread had to make a quick move and fill in that blank. Congratulations. The problem with scientists is that all of them make dumb generalizations. Yeah...

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