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by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 8721

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: 10285

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: 8503

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: 10915

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: 5761

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: 6712

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: 4574

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: 5631

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: 7225

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: 2710

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: 7085

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: 9852

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: 7181

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: 4817

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: 8675

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: 10091

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: 3909

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: 7385

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: 3727

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: 5669

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: 8036

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: 6807

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: 7562

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: 13083

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: 3631

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: 3588

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: 9633

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

I saw a squirrel on the sidewalk and had to check the Pokémon Wiki just to be sure.
by rhomboidal
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 10697

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

Gnome Ann was such a bitch blinding Polyphemus.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 7281

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

But as the message gets passed from person to person, it's going to degrade from pronouncing v's as f's, to b's as f's, then z's as l's, and eventually even 3's as 10's. Linguistic CARNAGE.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1696: "AI Research"
Replies: 12
Views: 3063

Re: 1696: "AI Research"

"AI Research? More like FU Retard. LMAO"
by rhomboidal
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 6326

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

Don't give insurance companies ideas about Comprehensive Oxidation coverage.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1691: "Optimization"
Replies: 53
Views: 7245

Re: 1691: "Optimization"

You really need to wait at least half an hour before trying again after premature optimization. (I've HEARD.)
by rhomboidal
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 5262

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

I found "List of helicopter prison escapes" only a quarter as entertaining as "List of quadcopter prison escapes."
by rhomboidal
Mon May 30, 2016 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1687: "World War III+"
Replies: 34
Views: 5906

Re: 1387: "World War III+"

If only we fought our world wars with rocks, paper, and scissors.
by rhomboidal
Wed May 25, 2016 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1685 : Patch
Replies: 40
Views: 7328

Re: 1685 : Patch

Wow, who GNU.
by rhomboidal
Fri May 20, 2016 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 15996

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

I wonder if there's an undiscovered cave somewhere with a similar stickman cartoon about rock painting and carving.
by rhomboidal
Fri May 13, 2016 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1680: "Black Hole"
Replies: 31
Views: 5098

Re: 1680: "Black Hole"

Everything goes with black.
by rhomboidal
Fri May 06, 2016 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 12569

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

"Linguistic" is actually Australian English. American English is "lymphatic."
by rhomboidal
Wed May 04, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 11661

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

Yeah, snakes makes no sense. For print, we should use bookworms, and online, electric eels.
by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”
Replies: 69
Views: 11750

Re: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”

Counting out two wheels might seem simple from outside observation, but when you're immersed in the actual design process, it's surprisingly tricky.

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