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by WontonSoup
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 60063

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Wow, bravo, Randall. I was not expecting that. I'm sure that took some courage, and don't let the people flaming you for it in this thread discourage you. You did the right thing.
by WontonSoup
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 248
Views: 31058

Re: 1534: "Beer"

The amount of people in here getting upset that someone DOESN'T like beer is hilarious. Like they think that they can objectively prove someone's opinion wrong. I'm in agreement with the bald guy in the comic - all beer tastes kind of bad, and I've tried a lot. And I don't get the idea of eating foo...
by WontonSoup
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1512:"Horoscopes"
Replies: 43
Views: 6664

Re: 1512:"Horoscopes"

Spot on about the Libra. A lot of people in my family are born late September, and if you wind the clock back 9 months, it almost certainly points to a bunch of drunken New Year's parties. :D
by WontonSoup
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 52365

Re: 1196: "Subways"

It was kind of eerie to see the familiar stations of my hometown of Toronto on this site. :o Also, I love the inclusion of the Springfield Monorail. :D (Sings, "Monorail... Monorail... Monorail... MONORAIL!") Tell me about it, since Vancouver's in the top left, one of the first things I s...
by WontonSoup
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 24224

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

Fire Brns wrote:Isn't chromium a better metal for that?


Wikipedia seems to suggest you're right. For some reason I seem to remember that stainless steel is 11% Ni, but I guess I was wrong.
by WontonSoup
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 24224

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

At first I thought this was a bad joke about how all metals come from the heart of other stars. Does this mean that metal mined from asteroids is too impure to forge into a sword? Most likely, in the same way that the Iron you dug up from the ground will also make a poor sword. I'm going to use T-1...
by WontonSoup
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 36777

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

This NEEDS to be a shirt. Seriously, the design is just perfect for it.
by WontonSoup
Fri May 25, 2012 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”
Replies: 115
Views: 19102

Re: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”

This College Humor video was the first thing I thought of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMmdl4VltD4
by WontonSoup
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 45221

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Wow, I had no idea. I wish both Randall and his fiancee the best.

As for me, "Earthquakes" has been on a steady rise since 2009 when I moved to the west coast...
by WontonSoup
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 27063

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

jpk wrote:
WontonSoup wrote:Okay, can someone please explain the joke? :cry:
Or did you mean the joke in this particular comic? Sorry: I have a tool called a stud-finder. I've lost it. I need... a what?
Yes, it's that inane. I guess you had to be there.


A stud-finder-finder? Is that the joke?
by WontonSoup
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 27063

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

Okay, can someone please explain the joke? :cry:
by WontonSoup
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 24639

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Well, it was bound to happen eventually...

I solved a 5x5 Rubik's Cube yesterday for the first time. O_o
Randall, get out of my head!!!
by WontonSoup
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 29660

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I'm 19, but "Shrek" did more for me than "Revenge of the Sith". That was the first movie I ever watched on a computer. I thought that was absolutely AMAZING, and the crystal-clear video and slick animation were so incredibly futuristic at the time. Man...

Yeah, now I feel old.
by WontonSoup
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 23870

Re: 0812: Glass

Reminds me of "It MUST be true! I read it on the internet!"
by WontonSoup
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 38646

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

IIRC, for the atmosphere to ignite in a chain reaction, either Oxygen-16 or Nitrogen-14 would have to release energy when undergoing fission. Elements lighter than iron ABSORB energy under fission, and release it under fission. However, fusing elements heavier than helium tends to require about an ...
by WontonSoup
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 87749

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

I'd just like to add that I'm a second-year Mechanical Engineering student, and up until I read this comic I thought that explanation was correct... :(
Though to be fair, the last time I studied any fluid mechanics was in grade 11...
by WontonSoup
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 16707

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

I liked how the fourth panel had a beat at first, it sounded like a poem to me.

Ever notice how men go to the restroom alone
While women go in hordes ten thousand strong

Also, panels three and one made me laugh out loud. And panel two was pretty awesome too.
by WontonSoup
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 29428

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Man, if I had a dollar for every time I've had this happen to me...

I'd have at least five or six dollars.
by WontonSoup
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 25357

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I think this is the first comic that I didn't get at all... maybe I'm too tired, but is there supposed to be a joke in this comic?
by WontonSoup
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 20469

Re: "Moria" Discussion

Bout time I had a "Get out of my head, Randall!". I was just reading about how Gandalf is a fifth level wizard earlier today.
by WontonSoup
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 24350

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

I loved the alt-text. I actually read through this whole thread to see if anyone recognized it. No one did, so I guess Randall wrote it, which is damn impressive.
by WontonSoup
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 84455

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

sometimes xkcd lowers my self-esteem, as comics like this are so esoteric, i feel completely out of the loop and uneducated. It's not supposed to mean anything; it's just a fake circuit design made out of nonsense. Basically it's the electrical engineering equivalent of this little beauty . Yeah, t...
by WontonSoup
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0706: "Freedom"
Replies: 121
Views: 17448

Re: "Freedom" Discussion

I think about this all the time. For example, today I went to a shooting range, and at some point I realized that I could put the gun to my head and pull the trigger long before anyone could stop me. Kind of morbid, but whatever.

P.S. I'm not emo or suicidal. :P
by WontonSoup
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 31061

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

As an engineer (in the making), I find this hilarious. :P
by WontonSoup
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 70098

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Wow, wtf. Never expected XKCD to get THIS graphic... Ummmm http://xkcd.com/136/ Yeah, I know. I remember people being disgusted on the forums when http://xkcd.com/400/ came out, too. And 136 does show the same thing, but as a tiny image, not this up-in-your-face. I don't have a problem with it, I j...
by WontonSoup
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 70098

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Wow, wtf. Never expected XKCD to get THIS graphic...
by WontonSoup
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 28736

Re: "Wings" Discussion

neurodan wrote:I just want to know how to parse the alt-text...

Where do I put the parentheses??


Please (do not try any of this and) die or get arrested.

Obviously.
by WontonSoup
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 175
Views: 41409

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

I FINALLY get to say... "Randall, get out of my head!" Any time someone links to tvtropes, I end up doing this for AT LEAST 3 hours. Edit: haha, this happens to me everytime i go on the Order of the stick forum, good stuff Wow. Darius1020, get out of my head. I guess forumgoers on that sit...
by WontonSoup
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 79073

Re: "Period" Discussion

Took me two full reads to get the punchline.

And 413 nHz sounds a lot better than "once a month". :P

SaNE wrote:I've missed something here...
413 nHz? I'm getting 2.4 micro.


1/ (28*24*60*60) = 4.13 * 10^-7 = 413 nHz
by WontonSoup
Sat May 16, 2009 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 30808

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

Wait... I don't get it. :?
Someone explain the comic to me?
by WontonSoup
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 20030

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Zaraden wrote:Does this remind anyone of Pulp Fiction? Maybe I just haven't seen enough movies where blood needs to be cleaned off of stuff.


Kinda, yeah. I know what you mean.
Oh and I loved the comic. The fact that the presence of blood went completely unexplained made it even funnier.
by WontonSoup
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0530: "I'm An Idiot"
Replies: 123
Views: 28758

Re: "I'm An Idiot" Discussion

Sometimes I'm really impressed with Randall Munroe's ability to convey emotion with stick figures without faces. The changes between the last and second last panel really do this well. I think this is one of my favorite xkcds in a while. Yeah, actually, I didn't read the title before I started read...
by WontonSoup
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 55805

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

Yes, I would personally much larger see what happens when two large hardons collide at 0.6c

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