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by Burton
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 8668

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

It's an "S". He's saying "Okay Google Send a Text". (If you press the corresponding Qwerty key on a Dvorak keyboard) I used to type like that all the time. I had Dvorak at home, and if someone sent me an instant message I would quickly reply with the wrong keyboard in mind. It wo...
by Burton
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 105792

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I got a snake too. Try shining moderate yellowish light at the right corner.
by Burton
Tue May 26, 2015 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 38762

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

That was awesome. For the Armstrong/Orwell match, I would like to point out that George Orwell's real name is Eric Arthur Blair. I think that disqualifies him from the competition. I mean, Armstrong still used steroids, and that's not going to disqualify him ? I meant Neil, not Lance. Edit: Unless ...
by Burton
Mon May 25, 2015 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 38762

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

I cannot possibly be the first one to actually want to decide this bracket. But since I seem to be the first one with that much time on my hands, here goes: ... I should probably get back to work(and I have no idea how to call Armstrong/Orwell...), so I'll look at round 4+ and the right side later....
by Burton
Mon May 25, 2015 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 38762

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Are Mister Rogers and Fred Astaire (Mister/Fred Astaire/Rogers) secretly the same person?!
by Burton
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 144581

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Hey guys, There is a "writing prompt" on Reddit this morning, that you live on the comet and Rosetta is coming. I wrote a story vaguely based on the ramblings in this thread (and the comic itself). It was fun to write, even if it doesn't make much sense. I hope you enjoy it: http://www.red...
by Burton
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 27919

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

I don't like the art shift. I liked XKCD better when it had stick-men rather than straw-men. There are no straw-men in this comic. Just a stickman being pedantic and intentionally annoying is friend by taking words too literally. His arguments are obviously not serious (especially the title text). ...
by Burton
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 27919

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Is it just me, or is Randall starting to exhibit the symptoms of the SJW-plague? Social Justice ??? Am I missing some context for this comic? I think a lot of people are interpreting the comic as Randall saying that using "for the sake of argument" is somehow bad, rather than just the guy...
by Burton
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 14991

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Also, I think cursive is awful and is NOT faster than swype-style phone keyboards. This is true. I actually bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (the one with the stylus and hand writing recognition) because I planned on writing a lot on the subway but onscreen keyboard was too slow. Well, it didn't t...
by Burton
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 18021

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

2101 <- War was beginning
by Burton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"
Replies: 74
Views: 15283

Re: What-If 0109: "Into the Blue"

From the List of Sexually Active Popes:

"When the blessed Peter saw his own wife led out to die, he rejoiced ..." - Clement of Alexandria
by Burton
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1398: "Snake facts"
Replies: 144
Views: 23615

Re: 1398: "Snake facts"

Blue Whale fact:

The blue whale can grow up to one hundred feet (which it uses to scuttle across the ocean floor, stirring up plankton to eat).

Edit: It can also grow up to thirty meters (if it needs to measure pressure depth or oxygen levels or other such things).
by Burton
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 9204

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

Nuclear briefcase? I don't get it...
by Burton
Fri May 16, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 18354

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

San Fran Sam wrote:
Showsni wrote:Of course, saying something is one of something is about as useful as telling you the Arch is visited by up to ten thousand people or more each year.


I'd say that pretty much covers all of your bases.

Or at lease one of all of your bases.



But to whom are all your bases belong?
by Burton
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1332: "Slippery Slope"
Replies: 119
Views: 17327

Re: 1332: "Slippery Slope"

All the legal benefits of marriage are essentially contractual in nature and such contracts should be blind to gender and number of participants, and then we leave whether or not it's called "marriage" up to the people involved to decide and stop all our wasteful and distracting political...
by Burton
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1332: "Slippery Slope"
Replies: 119
Views: 17327

Re: 1332: "Slippery Slope"

Aha! There was mention of gay marriage and now people are talking about legalizing polygamy! See? The slippery slope argument is true! Though seriously, the problem people generally have with polygamy is not polygamy itself. It's that most polygamists (or at least most that are publicised) tend to b...
by Burton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 34594

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

My string replace is not particularly smart. So I avoided "war" and just replaced specific instances. I don't want aware, warren buffet, or awards to get messed with. I have that problem with "car" and "gun", but it hasn't been too bad yet. So warfare -> pillowfight, f...
by Burton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 34594

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

...and we can make news safer for children! terrorist -> clown kill -> tickle war -> Disneyland (he goes to Disneyland, they push for Disneyland, it doesn't work in all cases, but I like it) civilian -> kitten edit: additions gun -> magic wand army -> team missile -> balloon animal troop -> toy sold...
by Burton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 34594

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

Here are some more suggestions for science related articles:

scientist -> bored grad student (that's generally what they mean)
theory -> random guess (because that's how news articles usually use the term)
expert -> idiot
journal -> bathroom stall
by Burton
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 24715

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

I am pretty sure that spiders-crawling-into-your-mouth-while-you're-sleeping thing is a myth. Feel free to prove me wrong. Other than that, I am a vegan so I fee lthe same way about ALL animal products that people eat. Some people eat spiders as their local cuisine, others eat bugs with their food ...
by Burton
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 24715

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Title-text: "[...] and the thing where some of you occasionally change your clocks for some reason." No takers? There are very good and well-documented reasons some of us change our clocks occasionally. To avoid boring anybody I will spoilerise the following summary. 1. Clocks eventually ...
by Burton
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

I do find it a bit worrying that they'd take the time to rig an enclosed area on the raft before shoving off. They have no guarantee of flat water or of the rate of sea level rise, so why not get under way and finish of the living arrangements later on? Maybe it's more waterproof than you think... ...
by Burton
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

They already have a bit of art. They're drawing to communicate with each other. Who knows, maybe all of the cave paintings from thousands of years ago are the result of two different groups who speak two different languages trying to communicate with each other... "This is how you hunt a mammot...
by Burton
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

TimeLurker wrote:Getting closer to solving the mystery. Now, do you pronounce the 'e' on the end of "fluke" as 'eh' or 'ee'?


I can answer this one. The answer is "no". The 'e' is pronounced like this:
by Burton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uh oh, anyone see where the minimolpy went?

Cueball better be on his guard! Those things can be dangerous...
by Burton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

I looked through the last couple of pages, but I couldn't find any reference...

Has anyone spotted the minimolpy over on the rock by where Megan was yet?

Edit: Removed an unnecessary edit.
by Burton
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi! I have a theory; sorry if this has been mentioned before. I've been following the thread every day but I haven't read every post... My last post was probably around page 25 or so. Anyway, what if in the world that they live on the planetary "day" is much, much longer than "normal&...
by Burton
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi! Has anyone noticed the tides? I'll bet the tides or possibly the wind will slowly destroy the sand castle. Or maybe a seagull will do it. Do you think this has anything to do with Randall's personal life? Maybe he's planning to go to the beach later. Or maybe he just bought a portable scanner or...
by Burton
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29829072

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh no! For some reason it looks to me like he's winding up to kick the castle down! I know it's not true, he's just walking, but when I look at it I just can't shake the feeling... Luckily, the next frame will be here soon to prove that feeling wrong.
by Burton
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 356689

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

As observers travel through space Their clocks may seem out of place but they're out to prove that when they move Different times will show on the face! (The limerick rule is still in effect, right?) Hi, I'm a long time reader of this thread. I thought it was about time that I posted something. Whil...

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