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by dbmag9
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 108
Views: 22187

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

The UK's Daily Mail, a god-awful excuse for a paper filled with vitriol and spite, whose online incarnation regularly runs articles pretty much to troll the internet into providing pageviews, has run this comic as a news story, complete with their own uglier (and copyrighted to themselves) version o...
by dbmag9
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 23591

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Edit: I'm not sure I understand the title text... Edit: I don't get the title text, either. Can someone explain the alt-text? Google doesn't help me understand what Hipster CDC is... The CDC is the centre for disease control, who I assume declare when an outbreak constitutes an epidemic, and when i...
by dbmag9
Wed May 16, 2012 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 46580

Re: 1056: Felidae

I guess 'Cougar' is no longer an option thanks to its more recent slang meaning, but it can't just be me who thinks the word 'ocelot' is awesome. Also ocelots are awesome. :D
by dbmag9
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56681

Re: 0768: "1996"

Today's SMBC reminded me of this.

Spoiler:
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by dbmag9
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320291

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Awesome etc.. Though people were talking about an elephant in the comment, or the snake swallowing and elephant or something. I never quite got it. The hat-shaped bulge (in the second panel of http://i.imgur.com/VCvKw.jpg) is an elephant that the snake has swallowed. cf. de Saint-Exupéry, A., Le Pet...
by dbmag9
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 32070

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

I was a little, but on reflection 'thee' works better as a column heading anyway: besides alluding better to the poem, on analogy with a table using 'he, I' rather than 'him, me' I prefer the way it was done. Strange analogy... if you'd use 'he, I' rather than 'him, me', then you should obviously u...
by dbmag9
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 32070

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“? Google search with quotes: "compare thy to a summer's day" - about 419 results "compare thou to a summer's day" - about 915 results "compare thee to a summer's day" - about 880,000 results ...
by dbmag9
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 23512

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

Is the arrow stuck on the wall of the second panel before mysteriously vanishing, or did Randall just manage to draw it at exactly the right time to capture the arrow before it left the panel completely?

Also, I like the twang lines on the bowstring.
by dbmag9
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88738

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"? The important distinction (as has been noted above) was between the 'sh' and 's' at the start. Funnily enough, although the last sound is traditionally anglicised to ...
by dbmag9
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88738

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"? The important distinction (as has been noted above) was between the 'sh' and 's' at the start. Funnily enough, although the last sound is traditionally anglicised to ...
by dbmag9
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 26730

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

I second the enquiry as to what any references are in panel 3.
by dbmag9
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115996

Re: "xkcd.com/unixkcd" Discussion

Now updated to #775.
by dbmag9
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Missing comic?
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Missing comic?

I can't think of a comic very close to what you've described. The only ones which spring to mind are http://xkcd.com/430/ and http://xkcd.com/372/ . Perhaps you've just seen so many comics that your brain is synthesising them in your mind? Perhaps you have glimpsed the future? Who can tell.
by dbmag9
Mon May 17, 2010 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 26243

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

benbald72 wrote:I feel connected to the author and therefore appreciate the comic, regardless of whether or not I understand the joke or find it funny, and regardless of whether or not the comic actually contains a joke.

Nicely done. 10 points.
by dbmag9
Wed May 12, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 44011

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

[...] which led to me downloading a PDF copy of the Principia Discordia. What the fuck? http://xkcd.com/214/ It's funny that not including scientific words there are about 800,000 in English, and yet we still need to invent new ones all the time. You know that metal cage thing you get on the top of...
by dbmag9
Wed May 12, 2010 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 44011

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

1) I'm fairly sure the joke is simply that Wikipedia article introductions do use the words 'portmanteau', 'malapropism' and 'neologism' quite a lot. It made me laugh, but that's mainly because I used to edit Wikimedia a fair amount when I was even younger, and it does ring true. The word 'malamante...
by dbmag9
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27359

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

I've had it with these motherf*cking geeks on this motherf*cking plane?

I like this comic. :)
by dbmag9
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0287: "NP-Complete"
Replies: 191
Views: 37819

Re: Comic 287 `NP-Complete`

http://blog.xkcd.com/2007/07/09/perl-appetizers/ You may have noticed that the knapsack problem in today’s comic has two solutions. I thought that (spoiler alert!) the 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1 solution was the only one, but 7, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 — seven orders of mixed fruit — also works. Why did this happen? W...
by dbmag9
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0031: "Barrel - Part 5"
Replies: 7
Views: 4773

0031: "Barrel - Part 5"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/barrel_part_5.jpg Too good not to happen. I love this epic reference to the ferret in comic 20 . Methinks the ferret should feature more often, certainly compared to those creepy red spiders. However, the main reason I made this thread was to complain that the great OhNo...
by dbmag9
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 90186

Re: High School Pranks

My school tends not to do anything particularly amazing; last year there was a penis spraypainted on one of the playgrounds and some random running around in various costumes (as well as a few wearing rather less). The prefects' office was painted a very violent pink. The year before that they manag...
by dbmag9
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31407

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

Isn't the guy in the third panel the guy from Comic 416? ( http://xkcd.com/416/ ) If so, how "zealous" would it have to be to find a wifi connection in a flying plane? Nice comic; I'm a fan of lockpicking although I lack the energy to actually try it. My friend is pretty good at picking a ...
by dbmag9
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0433: "Journal 5"
Replies: 195
Views: 37965

Re: "Journal 5" Discussion

Can I (semi-jokingly) request a new addition to the store of a black hat? Or would that be too close to heresy? I'm in the UK, so tragically the shipping costs are too great for all the things I would otherwise buy over teh internetz. Which is probably a good thing for my wallet, but a bad thing for...
by dbmag9
Fri May 16, 2008 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0020: "Ferret"
Replies: 33
Views: 11315

0020: "Ferret"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ferret.jpg http://xkcd.com/20/ Title text: My brother had a ferret he loved which died since I drew this strip. RIP. It's a lovely comic, but the real reason I created this discussion was after seeing this guy: http://blog.wired.com/cars/images/2008/05/16/fusionman.jpg R...
by dbmag9
Mon May 12, 2008 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0422: "A Better Idea"
Replies: 111
Views: 20335

Re: "A Better Idea" discussion

I can't believe I'm the first person to point out that they're not wearing formal attire . What they are wearing is semi-formal attire . I'm still in high school, and in the UK to boot, so I can't say I have any real opinion on prom. I think my school has one for the last year (18-year-olds) but I d...
by dbmag9
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing 'O' (and co.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Typing 'O' (and co.)

It's not a problem with the keyboard; my keyboard is wireless, and has a reciever on my desk which flashes whenever it receives input, and it continues to flash even when my computer is ignoring a letter.

Any other suggestions?
by dbmag9
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing 'O' (and co.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: Typing 'O' (and co.)

'Fraid not, sorry.
by dbmag9
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Typing 'O' (and co.)
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Typing 'O' (and co.)

Every so often, my computer looses the ability to type certain letters. I think that it's actually quite a few (always simultaneous), but 'o' is the most annoying (think ".com" etc.). I found out that it can be fixed by pressing ALT twice, but ideally the problem wouldn't occur at all. The...
by dbmag9
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0359: "Rock Band"
Replies: 149
Views: 24808

Re: Rock Band

*Cough-8thnote'sflagisgoingthewrongdirection-cough* True, and it's interesting to note how often "mathy" people make that mistake - they think it should look like a normal 8th note rotated 180 degrees, but it's actually half reflection around a horizontal axis (for the flag) and half rota...
by dbmag9
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 75196

walking funny

I think I may just about be more extreme than the "xkcd average" (could that be a new mathematical concept?). When walking on paved/tiled pavements etc. I tend to walk in some kind of pattern; generally knights' moves or only even tiles. You know the kind of thing. However, as well as this...

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