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by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 487004

Re: Interviewing the fora

I collect pre-1958 US one-cent coins, pre-2002 computers, and penguin-related merchandise. I am thinking starting an element collection.

Do you name your computers? If so, what do you name them after (or is there no theme at all)?
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Look away from your monitor.
Replies: 186
Views: 32092

Re: Look away from your monitor.

Sean Quixote wrote:copypasta


Mmm... copy pasta.
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What's your nearest real-world city?
Replies: 2
Views: 920

What's your nearest real-world city?

And then we can graph the results. The rules: ⋅  The first post by each user must contain your nearest major city (over 100,000 population) ⋅  If you think of yourself as being closer to a different major city, post that as well. (see my entry for en example) ⋅  If you ...
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0864: "Flying Cars"
Replies: 117
Views: 24112

Re: 0864: "Flying Cars"

Flying cars... yep, those would be swell. But what I really want is a domesticated otter. How come we haven't gotten around to that yet? Otters have been around for millenia. We've been around for millenia. I can't be the first person who's thought of this. my friend Catherine feels like an otter. ...
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million in Roman Numerals
Replies: 1072
Views: 120069

Re: Count to a Million in Roman Numerals

ⅭⅬⅩⅩⅨ (that's CLXXIX, but the right way).
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Look away from your monitor.
Replies: 186
Views: 32092

Look away from your monitor.

What is the first thing you see? Why is it there? No double posting, because then you would be posting the second thing you saw. Mine is a left shoe. It is there so that I will remember to try it on to see if it fits. It's been there for a couple weeks. I don't think my plan to remember is working a...
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 459
Views: 96529

Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

thins sneeo is noe is lonein online polais

YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH....
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3688
Views: 625068

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

The upper half of today's comic. Only the upper half.
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701192

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

2 hours, 25 minutes.

TOTAL: 03:40
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 760568

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope.

A glass bottle containing exactly two Mentos (it may have anything else in it, except for additional Mentos)?

It is important to note that everything I have said so far is something that I can, in fact, produce in 15 seconds or less.
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17221
Views: 1701192

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

+ 1 hour, 14 minutes. That's a total of 1 hour and 14 minutes for me. 8)

EDIT: 1 hour, 15 minutes. It took that long to post.

That makes me #227, right?
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 760568

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I can produce half a watermelon. I'm not sure if that counts.

A broken GPS?
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Smilies
Replies: 2
Views: 2961

Smilies

  • :!: and :?: : what are these for, and why is there no Image to go with them?
  • :mrgreen: : what does he want? Is he happy? Sad? Evil? Choking? What?
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in binary! (To 1000000 before the other thread!)
Replies: 1638
Views: 189126

Re: Count up in binary! (To 1000000 before the other thread!

How did we end up with our numbers divided into nybbles?
10 1000 0100
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bad translator
Replies: 80
Views: 13955

Re: Bad translator

"In Japan, license plates may be glow-in-the-dark, and are white with green letters." 30 translations: "Japan is a green field, the other red, white, black and" "I have a dog. We do not know what breeds compose her mixed-breed heritage. All the cheek swab deoxyribonucleic ac...
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1471
Views: 197596

Re: Count up in Hex

25B
by doggitydogs
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 760568

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope. There is one in the next room over, however. And in the next room after that, and the next one after that.

An ISA slot?
by doggitydogs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 95086
Views: 7499235

Re: Count to a Million

34297
by doggitydogs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317346

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

But my computer can crack that password in 300 milliseconds...

Code: Select all

test_password("correcthorsebatterystaple");
by doggitydogs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 42500

Re: 0852: "Local g"

For all Grammar Nazis out there, spelling is not that important to the brain. Consider that we can read this: O lny srmat poelpe can r aed tihs. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uine...
by doggitydogs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 196566

Re: 0435: "Purity"

Why has nobody made an ultracomplex hierarchical XML version of this yet, which includes both a zoomable three-dimensional rendering (parsed with a combination of Python, JavaScript, HTML5, and Flash) and exactly 3,679 different fields?
by doggitydogs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19692

Re: 0678: "Researcher Translation"

Two "words": Samsung YP-G70.
by doggitydogs
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Toppings
Replies: 142
Views: 51814

Re: Pizza Toppings

I am aware that this thread is three years old. I don't care. First, let it be known that I will NOT eat pizza with tomato sauce. Nor do I substitute it for something else like barbecue sauce. I just put the cheese on the bread. Actually, the only thing that I eat with tomato sauce is lasagna. Also,...
by doggitydogs
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cold Pizza
Replies: 50
Views: 23388

Re: Cold Pizza

i wonder if the cold vs hot debate has less to do with the pizza and more to do with which toppings people like, i am generally a meat feast/pepperoni pizza eater, and love cold pizza, perhaps the people who dislike cold pizza generally have toppings that don't taste as good cold? If I buy a pizza ...
by doggitydogs
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 662337

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

"Would the moldy Thetan care to lovingly renege Scientology during Ramadan?" said Ron Eddy Vedder.
by doggitydogs
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proposed new data storage units
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Proposed new data storage units

Here are mine (I had more, but I decided that some of them were too boring): ⋅  Hexaunicodemebibit (HUMib): 1,099,511,627,776 bits, or 1,048,576 (2 20 ) 17-bit bytes. The amount of storage required to most efficiently store the Unicode 6.0 equivalent of an ASCII mebibyte with each characte...
by doggitydogs
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 29074

Re: 930: Days of the Week

Poor poor Thursday. Also, it looks like people like to get their breakup out of the way so the weekend is clear. Figures. I hereby submit a proposal suggesting the transferance of 24-hour discontinuation of postal service operation from the day of Sunday to the day of Thursday due to a distinctly n...
by doggitydogs
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53068

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Can someone please translate? I know it is a train wreck of the English language, but I would like to know what he is attempting to say. Red is generally grammar/ spelling errors, blue is tense problems and confusing structure. They tend to mingle. A lot. (Indention) I actually enjoy speaking this ...
by doggitydogs
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21010

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

I like my Vista laptop and feel bad for it when people diss it for issues that almost exclusively happened in the first month of launch or to dunderheads who didn't upgrade their computer AND the OS. Then explain why this happened to me: 2005: Get fancy-schmancy computer with Windows XP. Works perf...
by doggitydogs
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53068

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

I wonder what she was typing? "<a href="http://forums.xkcd.com">Forums</a>" Immediately after reading this, I looked for a "thumbs-up" button (NOT a +1 button, as I still haven't figured out what exactly that does...I know it has to do with Google, but not with Google+...
by doggitydogs
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1991
Views: 486549

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Not a word, but I once had an... interesting conversation. My brain/tongue minced some syllables and bizarre suffixes, and I ended up using the term "inferterilitiful" as my sixth mangled substitute for "sterile," in the reproductive sense. Also, add tongue, mince, sixth, substit...
by doggitydogs
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53068

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

On an unrelated note: where is the forum link on the main site page? I was worried, but I thought it was more of a deterrent, like the lack of comments on his blag posts. But just want to give him and his misses a big hug and a cake shaped like the internet :( Indeed. My Firefox cut off the bottom ...
by doggitydogs
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51321

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Yeah I don't really understand that design decision. G+ is going up there. It's black so that people notice it, and so that notifications show up better. Or something like that. I still don't understand that design decision...and I'm usually very open-minded about these things. The weird thing is t...
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0917: "Hofstadter"
Replies: 127
Views: 63940

Re: 0917: "Hofstadter"

Before confused forumdwellers (and trolls) get here, I shall point out the following: The joke is that Douglas Hofstadter...you can look him up on Wikipedia. Anyway, he wrote several 700-page books spanning a range of genres. The autobiagraphy* consists of six words, which, when added to their initi...
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 33722

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

Every network needs to have at least one server named: "Uranus Hertz". It's not. Pronounced. That way. Arg. I think you'll find that that depends on where you live. In some countries, accepted pronunciation of "Uranus" really DOES allow for that joke. Otherwise, where would the ...
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0180: "Canada"
Replies: 143
Views: 44544

Re: 0180: "Canada"

There's a car that's been pulled over on the side of my street for about a year now. Last winter, it got so cold that it literally broke the ground underneath it because it became so brittle. Eat that, Canada.

EDIT: And what happens if you live in Alaska?
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28770

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

That is the point. The alt-text is referencing a reoccurring joke in the show where one of the characters would compare their class to the normal class he used to attend. Yes, but it might have worked better if it was plausible that ANYBODY used Encarta 2005. Nobody did, because Wikipedia was alrea...
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28770

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Ahh... Encarta. My last memory of it is set in 2006. Huh.
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28770

Re: 0911: ""

I wonder how the comics get posted, anyway. I always thought that they were uploaded in advance to a directory below public_html, and moved into the public_html directory by a cronjob that runs every M/W/F at midnight. Maybe the server name change caused the cronjob to stop functioning properly. EDI...
by doggitydogs
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28770

Re: 0911: ""

Ten years ago, on this comic...

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