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by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 7076

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

Gah, comic reading is hard. It's way too big and close-up!
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1824: "Identification Chart"
Replies: 27
Views: 3364

Re: 1824: Identification Chart

I have a real passion for birdwatching -- with my early-warning surveillance radar array.
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2604

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

I'm guessing that's why they had to replace the incinerator in the first place.
by rhomboidal
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 5157

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

my friend Catherine can cough up a hairball AND dunk it. I'd like to see LeBron do that. I'd really, really, REALLY like to see him do that.
by rhomboidal
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 4454

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

"The LaserJet does about 40 ppm -- parsecs per minute."
by rhomboidal
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 4388

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

No data is safe from the savage, merciless ravages of regex.
by rhomboidal
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 5676

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

It'd probably be a red flag if the spacebar was labeled "spacetimebar."
by rhomboidal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 3400

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

If they ever eventually get to the base, I hope he doesn't get stuck deciding between defusing the bomb or disarming the bomb. Options, options...
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6606

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Requiring that each country conform to its designated map color is also egregiously inconvenient.
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1796: "Focus Knob"
Replies: 16
Views: 2589

Re: 1796: "Focus Knob"

I panic to the point of existential paralysis dealing with Gmail's Conversation View. (And the spelling of "existential.")
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 11053

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

Asphyxiating on frosting sounds like the funnest awfullest way to die.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"
Replies: 58
Views: 5563

Re: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"

Wow, Alfred Wegener's theorizing of continental drift is all the more amazing that he did it WITHOUT Photoshop.
by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1777: "Dear Diary"
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Dear Diary

"Dear Diary, I also have the HUGEST crush on BHG...!"
by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 7199

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Even Sith Lords tremble before Grammar Nazis.
by rhomboidal
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 7757

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Darth Vader is the Gargamel of the Galaxy.
by rhomboidal
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7034

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Roald Dahl is the homeland of Oompa-Loompas. Over half a billion of them can fit in there.
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 8513

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

My personal favorite on the Apple Spectrum is the "Infrared Delicious."
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 4849

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

XKCDE could make an even more mesmerizing screensaver than Mandelbrot.
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 5696

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

I see no reason why this list shouldn't start around 6 when kids learn to read. You're never too young to feel old.
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 3813

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

By the time the memory you needed got released, you'd forgotten what you needed it for.
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 4534

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Nice idea, but it's just not the same without the hypothermic suffocation ebullism radiation immolation.
by rhomboidal
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 5950

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Aaron's father, Jimmy, was defeated by an 800-pound gorilla named Bonzo. Think I read that on /r/politics.
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

This also sounds like NASA's plan to meet aliens.
by rhomboidal
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 6014

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

Analog vinyl record scratches have indisputably superior audio quality to digital CD skips AND mp3 stutters.
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 8411

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

The hardest part of grinding your own beans is cleaning the wood chipper afterwards.
by rhomboidal
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 5857

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

"Minimal configuration" actually refers to constellation positions.
by rhomboidal
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 3994

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

His initial problem was a recursive function error in a Lisp program for generating fractals.
by rhomboidal
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 7463

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

That's not a waning moon, that's a dying Pac-Man.
by rhomboidal
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 8666

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

At this point, datacenters should just be shaped like giant thumb drives.
by rhomboidal
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Re: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"

But the sun should really have those spots biopsied.
by rhomboidal
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1731: "Wrong"
Replies: 42
Views: 6597

Re: 1731: "Wrong"

If anything says I'm wrong about physics, it anti-matters.
by rhomboidal
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1730: "Starshade"
Replies: 18
Views: 3308

Re: 1730: "Starshade"

I would absolutely back a self-driving force-shielded jet-pack starshade. For personal use.
by rhomboidal
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1727: "Number of Computers"
Replies: 35
Views: 4906

Re: 1727: "Number of Computers"

I predict interplanetary computer-hurling will be an Olympic sport by 2028. (The same way curling became one.)
by rhomboidal
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1724: "Proofs"
Replies: 44
Views: 7007

Re: 1724: "Proofs"

Quod Erat Demonicum
by rhomboidal
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 6112

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

"If struck, wait until regaining consciousness to identify meteorite."
by rhomboidal
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1721: "Business Idea"
Replies: 55
Views: 6322

Re: 1721: "Business Idea"

I don't ask for Premium, I ask for Extra Virgin. Lets the attendants know the quality of customer they're dealing with.
by rhomboidal
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 119
Views: 11245

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

I'll bet she interrupts her own thesis defense the exact same way.
by rhomboidal
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1710: "Walking Into Things"
Replies: 22
Views: 3126

Re: 1710: "Walking Into Things"

Reading an eBook of city skyline photography could be fatal.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1706: "Genetic Testing"
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: 1706: "Genetic Testing"

He should really also look into having his parents arrested/kenneled.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 8261

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

I saw a squirrel on the sidewalk and had to check the Pokémon Wiki just to be sure.

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