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by dzamie
Wed May 22, 2019 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Counter-factuals
Replies: 47
Views: 6616

Re: Counter-factuals

Jillithan Brisby, in the year 2791, attempts to travel back in time to move Julius Caesar's chair before it explodes, killing him and three senators instantly. Unfortunately, his main and all four backup engines simultaneously explode during a rare but not unheard of double-triple-explosion, leaving...
by dzamie
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 211324

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

College undergrads, while discussing a thought experiment about assigning relative blame to various people: "What if the husband is disguising his serial killing as business trips?" "Wait, so this guy's such a jerk that he'll screw her but won't spot her ten bucks or let her stay the ...
by dzamie
Mon May 20, 2019 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

You smell like a raptor, but don't look like one. They may hesitate before eating, but their claws are much less indecisive.

I use gene editing to make the raptors nonagressive.
by dzamie
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The unfortunate thing about histories is that they only show the past. In your present, the raptors find and eat you.

I activate the "Protection From Raptors Lock" button on the XKeyboarCD (you just know there has to be one), then disconnect it before it can be deactivated.
by dzamie
Sun May 19, 2019 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"
Replies: 39
Views: 2763

Re: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"

That four-key above the arrow key seems like it'd do well as a game of Simon. That's probably what it does. It's a security feature.
by dzamie
Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2149: "Alternate Histories"
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: 2149: "Alternate Histories"

lllllllllwith10ls wrote:Can we talk about the comic here?

Sure.
So, in my alternate history where Germany won WWII, people use the words "alternate" and "alternative" in easy-to-understand, consistent, and logical fashions. Though, never all three fashions at once.
by dzamie
Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 32
Views: 6973

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

I have noticed the whole Forum vs Reddit thing basically is - you find a forum about a topic and sure, there's stuff on the topic, but everyone there already knows everyone else there is in to whatever the topic is and, generally speaking, wants to talk about everything except for the topic. So you...
by dzamie
Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle

Like so? https://i.imgur.com/nG9T5EP.png This puzzle made me remember how much I despise crossword clues. I mean... ⋅ I figured CROC was gonna be his actual name, TOCK ⋅ LINE is just... bad. "long sentence"? really? Who the hell uses "line" to mean "long ...
by dzamie
Wed May 15, 2019 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"
Replies: 39
Views: 2763

Re: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"

Also, I'm wondering why the number pad skips from 9 to 10? You type a "0" by inputting the Del key and the 10 key on the same frame. It's not difficult if you lock your computer to 30fps, but real gamers can do it on any clock speed. Or you can take the slow way and type 10, rotate the ar...
by dzamie
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2149: "Alternate Histories"
Replies: 46
Views: 3293

Re: 2149: "Alternate Histories"

Eventually you will reach a subfiction where all the people die in a nuclear holocaust. Of course each subfiction will probably have several subfictions, like we have The Man In The High Castle, Fatherland, Six String Samurai, etc. Well yes, of course an ever-deepening search, be it width- or depth...
by dzamie
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 32
Views: 6973

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

It’s only a matter of time, especially with forums having fallen out of fashion compared to megasites like Facebook or Reddit. Personally, I'm hoping (in vain) for this sort of thing to fall back into fashion with, well, nerds. As Facebook and reddit keep getting hit with controversies over this, t...
by dzamie
Wed May 15, 2019 2:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 32
Views: 6973

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

SecondTalon wrote:In fairness, dzamie here’s been gone for three years or thereabouts, and this was likely still on the first page, second at worst.

Right on both counts. I think I recall the forum used to move faster, but I'm not sure.
by dzamie
Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 32
Views: 6973

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

So, a few things: First, as others have pointed out, you're getting derided for calling yourself intelligent. This is mostly for two reasons; Pfhorrest mentioned the whole "it makes you look insufferably smug and/or hubristically (sp?) naive," but also, your word choice and sentence struct...
by dzamie
Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 18
Views: 7944

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

Might repeat a few from earlier in the thread, but of the 20-something I follow, my favorites are: ⋅  Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio - As an American, I don't get a lot of overseas stuff in my normal news, and I certainly don't get it with humor. This fills both of those gaps. It's som...
by dzamie
Mon May 13, 2019 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: InspiroBot
Replies: 22
Views: 6376

Re: InspiroBot

Bot seems confused. Or drunk.
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I'd rather like to agree with this one.
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by dzamie
Sun May 12, 2019 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your old forum sites
Replies: 64
Views: 11086

Re: Your old forum sites

I used to hang out on /v/, but then realized how terrible it was and changed it out for /tg/ and /vp/. Only recently re-found the xkcd forum when I switched browsers back to Firefox and all my old history was still there.

It's a nice place. I like that XKCDSW is still up.
by dzamie
Sun May 12, 2019 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 270373

Re: Mornington Crescent

Is Heathrow 5 permitted, or do all moves have to have been legal when the game began?
by dzamie
Sat May 11, 2019 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

121 with help from 292
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Get revenge! Prank your friends! The possibilities are endless... unlike your life.
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And here's the raptor cut out, just in case.
Balloon Raptor Attack.png
I'm starting to suspect Jurassic Park was a work of fiction.
by dzamie
Sat May 11, 2019 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

I surround my house with a fields of grass and narrow stone passages between them. Below the grass are dense minefields. I put signs up everywhere saying to keep off the grass. Knowing their penchant for obeying signs, the raptors will trip every single landmine before they make it through. The rap...
by dzamie
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

It's Superzoom! I loved the software enhancement one. No doubt it can take the pale blue dot and enhance it to where we can see where all the banded falcons were then, right?. If it's the same one CSI has, then yes, and it can even navigate through reflections to take you on a tour of the Washingto...
by dzamie
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The raptors clean off the mold and maggots to discover an alive, edible human underneath, then eat you. Alternatively, the mold and maggots kill you before the raptors stop caring about finding humans to eat.

I roll the raptors up in a big Katamari.
by dzamie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

What you thought was Bruce Schneier is a raptor in a very good disguise, who then eats you.

I unleash a fast-spreading anti-raptor plague, then lock myself in a well-stocked bunker which, after thorough checking, is raptor-free.
by dzamie
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The raptors shoot their way out with a Chekov's Gun that wasn't there originally and eat you.

I choose to continue existing in narrative streams where I have not yet died, à la Fraa Jad from Anathem.
by dzamie
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The raptors look temporarily baffled that you think they'd follow your directions, and just eat you immediately.

I stay DETERMINED against the raptors' attempts to catch and destroy me.
by dzamie
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The raptors quickly shed their bird disguises and devour you.

I hide an hour in the future. Since I can always see what they're going to do almost an hour before they do it, I can counteract their plans to thwart me trying the other methods in this thread.
by dzamie
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Quick'n'easy.

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by dzamie
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I haven't read the comic, but having done a bit of googling, it would appear that Sythe (the brown one) is a "Keidran" (a race of canine- and feline-based animals), whereas Raine (the white one) is actually a human who's been cursed to appear as a Keidran. Thanks. To be pedantic, she has ...
by dzamie
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I haven't read the comic, but having done a bit of googling, it would appear that Sythe (the brown one) is a "Keidran" (a race of canine- and feline-based animals), whereas Raine (the white one) is actually a human who's been cursed to appear as a Keidran. Thanks. To be pedantic, she has ...
by dzamie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

bachaddict wrote:I don't remember seeing you on the TwoKinds forums before, but then I don't post there much.

I only post on the Panel Shuffle thread, I think. Same username, although it's probably more distinguishing that I always use green text there.
by dzamie
Sun May 31, 2015 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I love giving xkcd's dialogue to Twokinds's art. Especially when it's such a comfy bit like these.
xkcd 1322, TwoKinds 828
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"Waitaminute, mittens are a HUMAN thing!" "Raine, we have fur."
by dzamie
Tue May 12, 2015 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Figured I'd update 367 to be more recent.
And by "more recent" I mean I got fed up with reddit.
by dzamie
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The Doctor-raptor from a couple pages ago manages to get his TARDIS into your alternate universe, and his companions find a way to start the neverending raptors in that world as well. You are easily caught and eaten.

I grab one of these.
by dzamie
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Escape from Raptors
Replies: 2314
Views: 302088

Re: Escape from Raptors

The raptors make a bunch of Iron Raptor suits and demolish you easily.

I put on two hats. One hat would easily identify me as human, but wearing a second hat is so mind-numbingly stupid the raptors must believe I can't possibly be for whom they're looking.
by dzamie
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1796996

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Who wrote:
Whizbang wrote:1409
Spoiler:
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People, amirite.png

The moral of the story: The only people who aren't stupidassholejerkfaces have dicks larger than 30 cm.

I don't think we have a sufficient sample size to properly conclude that.
by dzamie
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 56160

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

Why would you like there to be subcategories? So I can say "I'm an X" (e.g. casual furry) without feeling the need to clarify that I'm not like yiffers. We really should be able to be more accepting of the fact that we have a lot of porn. Not only is some of it decently-made, it's a sizab...
by dzamie
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 56160

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

I finished Twokinds yesterday. The art is excellent, though not exactly G-rated. Are there 'official' subcategories of furries? I think there should be. I think there's a bit of debate as to whether Twokinds is getting more or less risque as time goes on. Subcategories I know of are avians and scal...
by dzamie
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 56160

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

I am on the lookout for more quality material. I'd recommend Twokinds, Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, and Meadowhawk (currently on hiatus). There's also Dragon City, a personal favorite of mine, but the art isn't as good, and some of the characters and plot are a little contrived. What role does b...
by dzamie
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1388: "Subduction License"
Replies: 59
Views: 14969

Re: 1388: "Subduction License"

It's been a long time since I actually laughed out loud at an xkcd strip.
by dzamie
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 9810

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

Whizbang wrote:"... A little boy rescued a litter of baby velociraptors from a drain pipe in the capital building..."

DUN, DUN, DUUUUNNNN!

I assume you wrote "kittens," but it's nice to know my userscript is still making things better.
by dzamie
Sat May 17, 2014 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]
Replies: 93
Views: 56160

Re: The Furry Thread! [Safespace]

So, out of curiosity, what's everyone's fursona species (if you have one, of course)?
I tend to be either a blue feral dragon or an anthro cheetah, but the characters are unrelated.

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