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by Waladil
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33948

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

How has no-one yet come up with "Shake my fist when"? It actually makes perfect sense! (Which really undermines the central joke but NOT MY PROBLEM)

Randall shakes [his] fist when an acronym almost makes sense.
by Waladil
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220950

Re: 1446: "???"

The black line thingie is zooming in. I think it's a satellite with two big solar panel array thingies. (Yes, "solar panel array thingies. I'm not a space engineer buildy dude.)
by Waladil
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26121

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

(Also, "goddamnit" has a fucking "n" in it. It's god + damn + it. Fuck off with your goddamn red underlines, spellcheck.) Fun fact! It actually doesn't. While "damn" has an 'n' as does "goddamn," the "dammit" constructions lose it. Which was actuall...
by Waladil
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26121

Re: 1360: Old Files

ninjad. Alternate thread (with proper quotes, but priority wins) deleted. Fixed quotes now. I was excited I got to start the individual comic thread and botched the subject line :P Every now and then I wish I could go back and get old data working... there were a few games we used to play on ancien...
by Waladil
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26121

1360: "Old Files"

Image

Title text: Wow, ANIMORPHS-NOVEL.RTF? Just gonna, uh, go through and delete that from all my archives real quick.

Don't question the Animorphs, Randall. Uncool, man. Uncool.
by Waladil
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 88100

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

One of my suggestions got in! Sorta! At this juncture: http://xkcd.com/1350/#p:f5afb63c-b9f0-11e3-8009-002590d77bdd You can sometimes get the option to respond "But the chance at landing at the Playboy Mansion, no matter how slim, is always worth the gamble." (Note: It doesn't always show ...
by Waladil
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 18168

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

I had a computer like this once. It ran Windows Vista. However, after an *incident* involving trying to make it dual-boot Linux, it would eventually refuse to boot up unless there was a hard drive with Windows XP installed. When it had the XP drive in, it would boot normally straight to Vista. Take ...
by Waladil
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51711246

Re: 1190: "Time"

Now that I see the side bit is the water (ocean/lake/whatever), it seems more casual, less depressing. She's lying in the sun while he looks into the water, both enjoying time at the waterside. And they aren't necessarily doing it in silence -- their words just haven't been shown to us (because the ...
by Waladil
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51711246

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was just sitting, staring for the 0700 update... and I realized how horrible Randall could be if he made one of the pictures a screamer.

Please, please don't do that, Randall. Please no.

Edit: With the new one, the guy's stopped? No longer walking away? Subtle change this time.
by Waladil
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I just came back from 1912....
Replies: 330
Views: 46781

Re: I just came back from 1912....

Yeah, so... new here. Got myself a time machine, thought "Hell, why not kill Hitler?" ... Don't worry guys, you don't have to stop me. I was stopped already. By myself. The not-me that was me said to me "Hey! Don't kill Hitler. Seriously, it fucks stuff up" and then He/I slapped ...
by Waladil
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 25310

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

I seem to recall a very similar comic. Thought it was xkcd, certainly it was xkcd-styled. A series of seemingly-professional reports that rapidly go down the drain. Seriously, I thought this was a re-run for a moment. If anyone else knows what other comic I'm referring to, please link it. I recall i...
by Waladil
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 24300

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Anyone here see the new 5-Hour Energy commercial? They surveyed 3,000 doctors, and 73% of those who responded said that they would recommend a low-calorie energy supplement (to patients who already use energy supplements). So... couldn't that be like saying that 73% of doctors would recommend getti...
by Waladil
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 24300

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

Anyone here see the new 5-Hour Energy commercial? They surveyed 3,000 doctors, and 73% of those who responded said that they would recommend a low-calorie energy supplement (to patients who already use energy supplements). So... couldn't that be like saying that 73% of doctors would recommend gettin...
by Waladil
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 11113

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

Haven't laughed so hard in quite a long time.
by Waladil
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55149

Re: 1078: "Knights"

I find it kinda funny. Not his best, but worth a smile. For those who don't get the title text, it's a reference to chess notation, but I don't think the downward arrows are normal notation, just... arrows. In the knights. For those looking at the Wikipedia article, it's a joke on the fact that the ...
by Waladil
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 43138

Re: 1045: Constraints

Panel 2: Brevity is the soul of wit.
by Waladil
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41015

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Yeah, my dad believes in chemtrails. And most of the other conspiracy theory shit. My engineer friends disagree with him, and I tend to go with the college degrees over mad rambling.

He never specified exactly what he thought chemtrails DID, though.
by Waladil
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0942: "Juggling"
Replies: 63
Views: 22643

Re: 0942: "Juggling"

I have to be honest here: Today's reminded me most of http://xkcd.com/298/
The world doesn't make sense! Why should the balls fall down? Normally the universe indulges him because he's so cute. Guess it was bored today?
by Waladil
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0925: "Cell Phones"
Replies: 98
Views: 27879

Re: 0925: "Cell Phones"

I'm lazy. Maybe someone else here is less lazy. Anyone care to do the research to see if his graph (not necessarily his conclusion!) is accurate? It would be an interesting data point. I'd do it, but... lazy. Too lazy to even fin
by Waladil
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53074

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

i actually find irregardless to be the only word that annoys me in the comic, because all the other words are slang, (apart from moist and taint, which i have no problems with anyway,) "Taint" is actually slang, BTW. It started as an abbreviation as "it ain't" and is slang for t...
by Waladil
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53074

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Hey Ridcully. Couple of things. One, I am pretty sure that Steevy was referring to the guy in the comic, as opposed to me. A few other users posted to that effect, you may notice. I'd also like to point out a few errors in your own description of my errors. For example, I was using Internet Etymolog...
by Waladil
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53074

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Obligatory Stephen Fry video comment . I use and like “guesstimate” . “Estimate” often has too much implied accuracy; a mechanic’s “estimate” of your transmission repair needs to be fairly accurate. “Guess” often doesn’t imply enough accuracy, so mashing the two words together makes some sense when...
by Waladil
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53074

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

"Folksy"? That also goes in the list of words that should be banned. Its only redeeming feature is that it is a reliable marker indicating people one should avoid. People like Sarah Palin. If you didn't know she was an idiot, that she is "folksy" would be sufficient to enlighten...
by Waladil
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53074

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

I don't know about all the other ones, but I use irregardless. Then again, I also use y'all and ain't on occasion. I like to sound folksy. Anyway, I did take a moment to look it up a few months back and "irregardless" is listed by several dictionaries (including Miriam Webster: http://www....
by Waladil
Wed May 25, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184789

Re: #903: Extended MInd

metalana, the Greek Language link is in parenthesis. It should be Greeks, then Nation. Sorry mate.
by Waladil
Wed May 25, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184789

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Well, that doesn't mean much... you may as well say that "Reason links to Rationality, which links to Philosophy, which links back to Reason; therefore Philosophy is 'further down' the chain". Any one of the three in the loop could be reasonably referred to as the "base" entry. ...
by Waladil
Wed May 25, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184789

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Here's something interesting: I was playing with it, and it worked for a while (often through Quantity->property->Modern Philosophy->Philosophy) and then it STOPPED WORKING, in an infinite loop. I looked in the histories, and someone changed Property(philosophy) to Property, creating an infinite loo...
by Waladil
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107038

Re: 0881: "Probability"

...Does this mean Randall won't be at MoCCA? Aside from my (intentional) asinine above comment, I do kinda wish he'd tell us if this is a real problem or a purely abstract one. I don't have the right to infringe on his personal life etc. etc. but I think if you disseminate information that could be ...

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