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by hifi
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 43194

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I think it's sad that I first thought the Easter Island heads were from The Division Bell cover.
by hifi
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 77259

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

rickpaulos wrote: 3,000 cars killed.


I chuckled heartily.
by hifi
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 79875

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I knew a girl called Portia.

Yes, the idea came from Porsche.
by hifi
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 28568

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Had to laugh at this one - I could see the ending coming a mile off but it was still funny when I got there.
by hifi
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 35589

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

I love how every thread starts off ok, descends into petty arguments for a large portion of it, then picks up again as people get bored of the argument.
by hifi
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Let's actually LISTEN to each other's music! (Rules in O

Nice effects and samples.. could easily be in a video game.. Oh wait. Admittedly, metal is not my bag, baby, but this sounds good. Female singer sounds a tad off-key in places, though. Truth be told, if I heard this somewhere else, I could easily think it was a professional band. Extremely well mast...
by hifi
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

I'm unfamiliar with the original songs.. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall? Their newest song that's infecting the charts? Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars? That insanely popular song a few years ago? Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me? None of this rings a bell? Wow.. But anyway, thanks for the ...
by hifi
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

it's been like years, but me and my friends finally decided that these songs were good. http://starsareprojectors.bandcamp.com You've all heard 'em before in various iterations (see: my other posts in this thread), but this is way better , I promise. Lot more effects, actual multitrack recording, a...
by hifi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Having read your message and post here, I think I've got it (thanks for the answer, by the way) and I would like to say that I do not sell anything (see the statement above or in the PM), this is just purely showing off my talents (though in a less attention-whoring way. More of a 'I'm proud of what...
by hifi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 56850

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

It's you who didn't get it. The stick figures are standing at the (rather impressive) grave of Steve Jobs which in the comic has been equipped with an eternal flame that looks remarkably like the "wait" cursor in OSX. The joke, in so far as it is one, in the alt-text is that the figures a...
by hifi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 56850

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

lalop wrote:It's kind of a tribute to Steve Jobs being an "eternal flame", though the symbolism may be less flattering :P


Steve Jobs: Eternal Flame. Until 2011.
by hifi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 56850

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

Shiyiya wrote:MacOS. Because Steve Jobs just died.


Makes sense, I suppose.. but I don't see how the beachball mouse has anything to do with his death.. :? Unless this was just a general Mac-themed comic to go with the Mac-themed news..?
by hifi
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 56850

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

For those that don't get it, it's referencing some OS. The ball is like the egg timer in windows (well, the 'you clicked something so I'll just let you know I'm loading that by changing the mouse to something else' mouse) though I can't remember which OS it is. Also, I don't know if this is a dig at...
by hifi
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Hmm... sounds good to me so long as your songs are for educational purposes and not commercial. (NOTE: I have no authority on these boards so it might be a good idea to PM Secon d Talon if you're unsure) http://www.mcbride-law.com/2010/01/28/mashups-and-fair-use/ So if I state that the stuff I make...
by hifi
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Роберт wrote:
hifi wrote:Are mashups allowed in here? Cos I've a few good ones..

We don't want links to illegal material on these boards, so unless your artists were kind enough to license under CC (and I know several who are) your work is likely illegal.


Oh.

I cite 'fair use'.
by hifi
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 162446

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Are mashups allowed in here? Cos I've a few good ones..
by hifi
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0958: "Hotels"
Replies: 107
Views: 31016

Re: 0958: "Hotels"

What with all the bobcat posts and the alt-alt-text here, I think this is one of those times when the thread's been funnier than the comic.
by hifi
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2902265

Re: Postify your facerity

Felstaff wrote:Hugh Grant stars in Notting Hill 2: Judgement Day


"Calm down, have a cup of murder!"
by hifi
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 25404

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

I know people carry laptops (in backpacks, usually), but I'm after the reason for it. I don't know about other people, but I tend to leave my laptop at home whenever I go out. A laptop is a *mobile* computer. The whole point is to take it with you. Well, yes, but hopefully not everywhere you go, th...
by hifi
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 25404

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

The thing I found funny was that she carries a laptop around, ready to whip out for any surprise USB ports. Erm, lots of people carry around laptops. In backpacks usually. I know people carry laptops (in backpacks, usually), but I'm after the reason for it. I don't know about other people, but I te...
by hifi
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 25404

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

The thing I found funny was that she carries a laptop around, ready to whip out for any surprise USB ports.

But yeah, I thought this was about how DRM pretty much goes against human nature (Randall's done it before - #86)
by hifi
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 61252

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Oh for gods sake. You 'oh he actually commits murder you gaiz!' people are really annoying. It's a bloody comic strip! What's the matter, were you born without a sense of humour or did you have it surgically removed? Yes, it's murder (well, it's not - it's a bunch of lines drawn on some paper), but ...
by hifi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 464727

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Felstaff wrote:
hifi wrote:Blasé (it's impossible to say this without sounding pretentious)

Oh that is so passée.


Ah, a soigné cliché. Touché.
by hifi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 35665

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

This got me thinking, how exactly did Romans pronounce numbers? I'm guessing they had a word for every numeral notation, then spoke them in order, does anyone know if that's right? do we even know? The only one I know to pronounce is 18 - duodeviginti. i assume that is essentially "two less th...
by hifi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2902265

Re: Postify your facerity

Ok, to be fair, I didn't specify the nature of the warning. Consider this a retroactive cuteness warning :wink:
by hifi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 35665

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

AvatarIII wrote:This got me thinking, how exactly did Romans pronounce numbers? I'm guessing they had a word for every numeral notation, then spoke them in order, does anyone know if that's right? do we even know?


The only one I know to pronounce is 18 - duodeviginti.
by hifi
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 464727

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Huh, learn something new every day :)

Monika wrote:Kiss: 12 posts.


Now that I wasn't expecting. I seriously thought I was the only one. Mind you, I should have known better - this is xkcd, after all.
by hifi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 464727

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Don't know if anyone's mentioned these, but I've a few that just don't feel right when I say them: Moist Panties (try saying it without sounding like a little girl or a pedophile) Kiss Blasé (it's impossible to say this without sounding pretentious) Pretentious And yes, I'm aware that 60% of those w...
by hifi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2902265

Re: Postify your facerity

My facerity? Sure.. Don't say I didn't warn you..

Spoiler:
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by hifi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 195913

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last gig - The Stranglers
Next gig - I'm not going to another one until I've been to Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds.

You know, I think I was born too late for this world.
by hifi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 267562

Re: Recommend one artist

Yuksek. French electronic producer that is vastly under-appreciated. I'm not being all hipster and saying 'no-one else likes him so he's cool', he's legitimately brilliant and yet, pretty much no-one's heard of him. Songs to check out are Supermenz, Extraball (both the original and the Breakbot remi...
by hifi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 35665

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

I think I'm pretty much the only person who read that and didn't think too much into it. I'm proud of my ignorance!
by hifi
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10922
Views: 2299892

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Finally got around to joining the forums today after many months of xkcd-looking-at, so hi. I'm from the south of England, I'm 21 and my name's Oli. I like.. stuff.. Music, films, compooter. I would describe myself as a level 1 geek.

That is all, carry on.
by hifi
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 191887

Re: Song Identification!

There's a fragment of melody stuck in my head that's been driving me crazy for some time now. I have a vague feeling it's from a lighter piece by Mozart or Beethoven (a serenade or divertimento, for instance), but I've gone through my collection and have been unable to locate it. Does anyone recogn...

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