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by evac156
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 87843

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I like the concept, but I'm disappointed at how quickly the story dead-ends in most cases. It seems that all paths lead to being in the water, and right about the point the characters find themselves in the water, usually with visitors, everything just becomes "suggest a line." Maybe it's ...
by evac156
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 70544

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

XKCD on Friday morning isn't supposed to make me tear up. But this was really sweet and good.

Thanks, and congratulations on making it this far, and I hope that you have many good years together ahead of you.
by evac156
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671643

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

It will take time to explore this...I'm still trying to figure out the "lazy" way of doing it and just pulling out the inner image to view it all at once. I'm diving down that long, long pit at the right...and if I don't run across Dig Dug somewhere down here, I'll be very disappointed. Lo...
by evac156
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 33716

Re: 1103: "Nine"

6, 7, and 8 are fairly neglected too. You are not forgotten, 6, 7, and 8. Because I'm lazy, I use 6 and 9 very frequently. I would rather hit "6-0-start" or "9-0-start" than "1-0-0-start" or "1-3-0-start". It saves me a keystroke every time, and I've never fo...
by evac156
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 30255

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

Trickster wrote:As a computer science lecturer who took linguistics as a minor in grad school, I am deeply embarrassed that I had to look at this thread to get the joke.

It's all linguistics fault, dammit.


You were a minor, in grad school, when you took linguistics? Some kind of child prodigy? :lol:
by evac156
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 30255

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

Scaling Everest was, by far, the most amazing and transformative experience of my life. And if you scale it by this : | 0.001 1 1 | | 1 0.001 1 | | 1 1 0.001 | It would then be much easier to climb. (Sorry, can't see how to do a table/matrix in this markup.) (Might need to be an old-school graphics...
by evac156
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 16306

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

Tough decision here, folks...

(She's not in the mood for vodka, but doesn't feel like walking 5 blocks to Safeway for whiskey.)

And yes, after reading enough of her Facebook posts, a contextbot would produce this for my other half.
by evac156
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44227

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

Considering the number of people in my running club who have taken to wearing these (and oh yes, breaking their toes), I may need to share this comic with them.

Crossing the streams to a degree with which I am somewhat uncomfortable. :)
by evac156
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 69173

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

pbnjstowell wrote:I wear a black hat now. Black hats are cool.


I've been wearing a black leather fedora since 1989. I went back in time and made them cool.
by evac156
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 69173

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

After what I'd consider a dry spell, this one is really excellent. Made me laugh out loud, which few things do on a Friday morning at work. (Since I don't start my drinking until Friday at lunch.) Also, it makes perfect sense, for black-hat guy, a self-admitted classhole. If someone gives you a job ...
by evac156
Wed May 30, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46682

Re: 1057: "Klout"

"I always hear 'punch me in the face' when you're speaking, but it's usually subtext..." Anyone? Funny. Over the long weekend, the GF discovered Sherlock. I watched one episode with her, and when it came to this line, I knew I'd heard it before somewhere... Finally dawned on me that I'd r...
by evac156
Mon May 21, 2012 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21233

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Why is she calling him wrong when there was nothing to correct? ...Somebody had to say it. She is correcting his statement that he has been "on the internet." The operative word being "on". As she points out, he has merely looked at the internet, not actually been on it. Semanti...
by evac156
Mon May 21, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21233

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Why is she calling him wrong when there was nothing to correct? ...Somebody had to say it. She is correcting his statement that he has been "on the internet." The operative word being "on". As she points out, he has merely looked at the internet, not actually been on it. Semanti...
by evac156
Mon May 21, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21233

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

With the apparently nonstop rise in popularity of the amateur webcam (read: exhibitionists performing for voyeurs' tips, preggo fetishists, etc.), there are probably a lot of people out there who were "on the internet before they were born."

It's conceivable, at least. :lol:
by evac156
Fri May 18, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46682

Re: 1057: "Klout"

Is there a way I can find out what they know about me without logging in or registering? And how the hell do I opt out of this nightmare? I also have no idea what "Klout" is, and I'm afraid to look it up. Perhaps there's a Wikipedia entry? Do I dare look, or is it like watching the videot...
by evac156
Mon May 07, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 64962

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Thank you. Thank you. Having seen this brilliant comic, I may be able to get through the rest of my crappy day. Although of course, not every major's terrible. A lot of the learning can be fun. It's what you get stuck doing with it later that's the problem. I was completely decided on my majors. It'...
by evac156
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26705

Re: 0726: "Seat Selection"

I just re-read this strip, and noticed the sign in panel 2: GATES -->

Stands to reason, if you're a Gates (either Bill or Robert), there's a pretty good chance you could pick the pilot's chair if you wanted.

Maybe that's supposed to be Melinda?
by evac156
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26705

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Anyone here ever wonder how successfully some guy in the tower can "talk you down" like in the movies? Has this ever happened? In fact... On 2012/04/05, "Eighty-Year-Old Woman Lands Plane After Husband Dies Mid-Flight" http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/04/04/eighty-year-old-woman-la...
by evac156
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 59338

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

Even though I agree with it, I didn't think it was all that great, particularly because (as others have pointed out), all of them were completely obvious as to who said them. Granted, Mittens could have been announcing that he had received a Golden Ticket, because he obviously has, but the similiari...
by evac156
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 41450

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

I was thinking of my field, software development, and what would be a good/bad safeword. I think it would be funny to give someone a safeword of "if-then-else." Because if someone yells out, "IF! THEN! ELSE!" in the middle of a scene, I could simply reply, "Oh no, I make the...

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