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by Shakleton
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 18466

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

[obligatory Ghost In The Shell joke that I am astounded nobody has made yet]
by Shakleton
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 33912

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

Relevant make-my-URL-more-shady-looking-link:
http://www.shadyurl.com/

or, of course, the link applied to itself:
http://5z8.info/like-a-rose-for-emily-b ... ARD-XFER--
by Shakleton
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 81586

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Animal sizes are to scale, eh?
Man, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury are huge. :shock:
by Shakleton
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0029: "Hitler"
Replies: 48
Views: 18051

Re: 0029: Hitler

project2051 wrote:How come every time we have a nice civil discussion about Nazis someone always eventually has to bring up Godwin.

Thanks to that bit I now have tea all over my monitor. Damn you, you funny bastard. :wink:
by Shakleton
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38880

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

I always find it hard to reconcile anti-war and anarchisim. It's easy. An anarchist says, "You can't force your will upon me." An anti-war activist says, "I can't force my will upon you." This state lasts approximately 15 seconds until the local thug walks by, says "nice lu...
by Shakleton
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58395

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Jof16's wrote:2067: Redheads go extinct.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

That was my literal reaction to the comic when I read it, I shouted out loud. Luckily, most of my coworkers also read xkcd so I could explain very well.
Also, for the first time in months I came to this forum to post that exact comment.
by Shakleton
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 32179

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

Scorpio3002 wrote:This could be Randall's best punchline ever.

ba-dum-tshhhh
http://www.instantrimshot.com/
by Shakleton
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78884

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Allotrope wrote:
Isaac20 wrote:The first result for 'strip tic-tac-toe' is a flash version of the game...

Flash version? That makes sense.

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Also, I kept laughing for about 5 Minutes at the alt text and am still only seconds away from cracking up again! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Shakleton
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Neat Animations for newbies!
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Neat Animations for newbies!

Hi everyone! I hope this is the right place to ask. If not, feel free to move the thread. I am interested in learning to do some small animations. But not only on the scale of small animated gifs but one step beyond that. I think the best way to describe this is to show you an example. Here is what ...
by Shakleton
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:39 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Which linux should I get?
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Which linux should I get?

Here's a link for you that might prove useful.

I for one use Ubuntu on my notebook and I am very happy with it. :-)
You might want to look into related distributions (Xubuntu, for example) since I don't think that the usual Ubunut (Gnome and all) will work with 128 MB Ram.
by Shakleton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121269

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

But then I finally made the connection to movies. And found this: Roesch vs Willi Schlage (1910) "I can't let you do that, Dave." That's correct! ;-) You win "Shakleton's Medal of honour, fourth rank" for proven extensive knowingery of chess! :wink: And of course your cookie! ht...
by Shakleton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121269

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

Math_Mage wrote:And its opponent is lying facedown in a field, dead, with a backpack on. Rrrgh... :wink:

Actually no. But he's drifting dead in space. C'mon, that's gotta do it. ;-)

Math_Mage wrote:...was that irony? Thanks, though. And I'm still looking.

Nope, no irony.
by Shakleton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121269

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

So, famous rook sacrifices less than 50 years old, and probably quite a bit more recent...in championship matches, maybe? Or perhaps it's something different like Kasparov vs. Deep Blue, or Kasparov vs. The World. Except it's not either of those, I checked. Grar. *sigh* I was about to get all excit...
by Shakleton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121269

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

I don't recognize the game, but I want to. Is that a rook sacrifice I see? Time to go look up famous rook sacrifices... Hint: It was an actual game but was seen on TV as well. also You even have an appropriate shirt. Excellent. I somehow like that quote out of context. Sigged. And I went back after...
by Shakleton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121269

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

Hey there!

I hope you don't mind me digging this thread out again but I now finally have something of my own to contribiute!
(Childhood dream number 11.... check!)
by Shakleton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 47240

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

Seems like there are two points of xkcd-concentration in Germany: NRW and Berlin.

I'd like to establish a meeting in NRW. I'll be back with news as soon as I have some.
by Shakleton
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I can't believe this hasn't been done yet!

Scources:
# 322; # 262; # 591 and # 459
by Shakleton
Fri May 29, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I haven't been here in a long time but this had to be done!
by Shakleton
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 41221

Re: "Two Mirrors"

faunablues wrote:I remember this game!

Thank you so much. Now I lost twenty dollars and my self respect!

Anyways: xkcd is now featured on the wikipage of Bloody Mary
by Shakleton
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I am...
Replies: 45
Views: 3681

Re: Today I am...

Today I am....

... enthusiastic because I get to organize a poker tournament at my school all by myself! This is going to be so awesome! :D
by Shakleton
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1194803

Re: What are you listening to?

I'm currently listening to a techno-remix of various Star Trek themes in broken German and English. The scary thing is: I like it. :D
Here's the link!
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 165189

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

Felstaff wrote:I'm going to switch the 'M' and 'N' keys on your keyboard. Then hope you're not a touchtypist.

That doesm't chamge a thimg about the nagmetic field idea. Or otherwise, I could just smeak imto your house at might amd cross out every word im every book you owm. Hah!
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 165189

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

Don't you dare to touch my upholstery or otherwise I will implant my hypercool Jam-o-matic device in your brain, which creates a strong magnetic field rendering every computer in a 1 meter radius from you useless.
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 180592

Re: Making the world a weirder place

screech wrote:I put up a massive (5 by 5 A4 sheets) poster of a human heart at school the day before Valentines Day, with a message saying "Have a Hearty Saturday!"

I ♥ this one! :wink:
This reminds me of one of my favourite biology t-shirts: I ♥ accuracy
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

m42a wrote:From 364 and 436
Spoiler:
The attachment how_it_happened.png is no longer available

Argh, the cheese, it burns! :D
Very well done, good sir. I love that one!

To make this post less spamfull, here goes my slightly worse version of xkcd 490
Spoiler:
morning_routine.png
Alt-text: WoW, the year 2000 is amazing. I wonder what "computers" will be like in a decade or so.
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by Shakleton
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who has legal jursidiction over the moon?
Replies: 85
Views: 6393

Re: Who has legal jursidiction over the moon?

[...] when the moon's on the other side of the earth you won't get signal. [...] can't ... resist.... bad.... joke... Well, but if you do, you'd better make your time since you have no chance to survive! Back to your question. The Outer Space Treaty , originating in something like 1968 or so, forbi...
by Shakleton
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

nahtanoj999 wrote:One more, from 411 and 546
Spoiler:
xkcd546_411.jpg

Heh! Nice work there, buddy.
Cheese is very much uncomortably warm around here now! ;-)
by Shakleton
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Near Future
Replies: 57
Views: 4063

Re: The Near Future

Yay Future! :D I think there are going to be some badass changes in technology in general and in computer science especially. I looked up the links posted earlier by Ishindri and think the idea of a technological singularity is plausible as heck. (Being a point in time where artificial intelligence ...
by Shakleton
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 206122

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I am so nerdy that very year on pi-day (3/14) I grap some friends and a huge sign and walk through town reminding people of mathematics. 8)
by Shakleton
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Somehow obvious change is somehow obvious.

Source: xkcd 545

Spoiler:
charitydude.PNG
Alt-text: Some peolple just won't believe me since I started wearing a hat. I wonder if that has anything to do with that other dude I met?
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by Shakleton
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personalized License plates
Replies: 35
Views: 3442

Re: Personalized License plates

I just found GT-A-1337 the other day. I pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote

4\/\/350|\/|3 P78, |)|_||)3!

on it and stuck it under the wiper. I'll never know if he got it. (cwhutIdidthere?)
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Knight
Replies: 602
Views: 54166

Re: The Dark Knight

I really loved this movie! I went to the movies with my friends when it came out and although they all were all: "Aw, well, not too bad but not too good" I was blown away. Especially by that last dialogue of Gordon and his son. (You know, the oh-so-often-parodied "Hero that gotham des...
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 206122

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I'm so nerdy that I set my alarm clock for 3 AM just so that I can think: aaah, still 3 hours of sleep ahead. :D
by Shakleton
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who is the Best Sith?
Replies: 22
Views: 2751

Re: Who is the Best Sith?

I'd go for Darth Nihilus. He eats the energy of whole planets and isn't afraid of anything....
by Shakleton
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Moo wrote:I don't have a problem with both kinds; I just didn't think that bigtext should stay there unrefuted to misinform future thread browsers/participants.

fix'd / edit'd

Now, if you'll excuse me? I am going to be enthusiastic about great jokes somewhere else. ;)
by Shakleton
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Well, that comes down to your definition of "it".

If we're talking "making xkcd slightly worse" then no, certainly not. But if "it" is "making a hilarious joke" the oh sweet satan in HELL YES!
by Shakleton
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Not relating to valentine's day... The idea iself is mine (or at least I didn't copy it from anywhere), though a friend suggested the last panel. I believe he will be taking credit shortly. Taken from Party and RBA Spoilered for length I think we have a winner here! Not only do I have 5th degree bu...
by Shakleton
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 56509

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

I do very much approve of this plan!
Spoiler:
fantasysingle.PNG
well.... at least for a month or so...
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by Shakleton
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 405013

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Lenary wrote:TOP TIP: use spoilers if it's really huge, but your's wasn't.

THAT'S WHAT SHE....

Lenary wrote:inb4: TWSS.

Oh darnit!
by Shakleton
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865022

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Needs maor comics and less cryptics!
Obvious scources are obvious: 523 and 539
Spoiler:
declinenumber.PNG
... oh well, you're still better than Vista...
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