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by almightyze
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Open letter to the Moderators General
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Open letter to the Moderators General

Moderators General, As I write this, I count 5 spam threads on the Individual Comic Threads page. This may change as I finish posting this, but that is beside the point. The fact that any spam post appears and stays for a while on this supposedly most sacred and libertarian of forums says a lot of t...
by almightyze
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 18497

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

So, how many of us do you think stay up until midnight every sunday, tuesday, and thursday to catch the comic this early? Dude, it's 9 PM here. Not everyone lives on the east coast...:facepalm: What moronic time zone do you live in? Go smoke a bong and get plastic surgery, you no good Hollywood hip...
by almightyze
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 18497

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

Meh. Kinda weak, this time around.

And that ain't a hum. That's tinnitus.

lu6cifer wrote:So, how many of us do you think stay up until midnight every sunday, tuesday, and thursday to catch the comic this early?


Dude, it's 9 PM here. Not everyone lives on the east coast...:facepalm:
by almightyze
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 180848

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

belliott4488 wrote:The best part of today's strip is the alt text. Randall connects himself by reference to the great comic strips of the past.

(For all of you under the age of 45, "We have met the enemy and he is us." is from Pogo.)


That line is older than radio, boy. 1813...
by almightyze
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 180848

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

I found this funny at several levels, but what really hit home was the concept that whereever people hang out, hangarounds will show up because they think it is cool. Even 4chan. Hahaha...the concept of hipsterdom. Though hipsters today have postmodernized it to fuck-all oblivion in a slightly desp...
by almightyze
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 192
Views: 57537

Re: "Parking" Discussion

joee wrote:Edit: And people who park crooked, making you park crooked as well so you can open your doors. Then you come back and they've gone, so everyone thinks you're the douche who couldn't park properly.


Wait...so why the hell did you do it in the first place? Ain't there another spot?
by almightyze
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 192
Views: 57537

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Magnificent Bastard. That's all I have to say.
by almightyze
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 67164

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Not cool, not funny, not a good strip. You know, this is starting to get old. Pseudo-trolling only works when there is trolling prevalent. Of which there is none. But, alas, I digress in talking to the quixotic. I present to ye, Fred Gallagher's take of the situation: http://www.megatokyo.com/extra...
by almightyze
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 67164

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Don Quixote de La Manchaaaaaaa I remember once discussing it in a history class in high school. My teacher kept insisting it be called "Man of La Mancha" (a case of follow the textbook...lame). But that's no fun to say, whereas to an English speaker, that title says tons more and sounds mo...
by almightyze
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 93949

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

Well, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea got a 10 on Pitchfork, which means liking them instantly gives you indie cred. I think they're probably one of the more widely known bands of their type (meaning, quirky lyrics with an instantly recognizable and easily dislikable lead singer). not really. liking ...
by almightyze
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 22949

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:All together...

SENRYU!


O_o

o_O (for yr name...)
by almightyze
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0553: "Pirate Bay"
Replies: 102
Views: 23500

Re: "Pirate Bay" Discussion

Equal seeding when my upstream connection speed is a fraction of my download isn't fair for me. That's one of the reasons I gave up torrents long ago. Well, you're (likely) an American. That explains a lot of things about your bandwidth. Something's buggered with my ISP and/or setup. I can download...
by almightyze
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10523

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

I'll go ahead and say that the first half of your first sentence has incredibly awkward phrasing and hard to decipher, thus I disregard it. It is a relatively basic financial fact about the current curve of how we spread resources around. In the past 20-odd years, income growth among the wealtheir ...
by almightyze
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10523

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

Actually, I think you might mean "unsubsidised" rates. Ie, they pay the full load of the cost of a university education, or close to it? That's what I was referring to in the "justification" of state schools' actions in this regard in the latter part of the piece. Sorry if it wa...
by almightyze
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...

The drawback is that raising fuel taxes does tend to be rather unpopular, so it's not something politicians are generally keen to do. Quite reasonably so... an increase in the fuel tax raises the costs of EVERYTHING else. This idea first turned up over a year ago in Oregon or Washington. Apparently...
by almightyze
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10523

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

Sure, no guarantee of income when you graduate. But there is no guarantee that society will get "what it paid for" when they pay for your education. The idea of a loan system is that the person can invest in their own education regardless of their current financial situation. The goal isn...
by almightyze
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10523

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

You see, student loans for college are some of the highest percentage loans. They are almost always paid back so they're a safe bet. However, what people don't realize is that they also aren't the most profitable of loans. So because of regulation that isn't comprehensive enough, and applied too mu...
by almightyze
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...

If your goal is just to raise revenue, then you'd probably be better of just sticking with property or income taxes. I see no particular need to come up with random "creative" means to raise revenue like this, it just adds to bureaucracy, increases potential dodging and frequently comes a...
by almightyze
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10523

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

I think I'll bump this up a bit, especially in light of the situation at NYU. A big problem that most people don't realize is that, especially at private colleges, there is no oversight over where the money you pay for tuition and/or room/board is going to. Budgets are never disclosed in full to stu...
by almightyze
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...

If your goal is to tax road usage, put up toll booths. If your goal is to reduce the number of high-mileage cars on the roads, tax those cars and provide tax breaks for hybrids and other more efficient vehicles. If your goal is to reduce all driving, tax gas. What is the goal here? The goal is, ess...
by almightyze
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: VMT v. Raising the gas tax...
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

VMT v. Raising the gas tax...

I've been noticing, in recent weeks, talk of VMTs (vehicle mileage taxes) in America. The name explains itself: A tax placed on the distance a vehicle travels by the mile. I keep facepalming every time I hear it. Besides privacy invasions galore, it would be a logistical nightmare to implement, and ...
by almightyze
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 13529

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

sje46 wrote:Not funny Randall.
You are turning this country into a totalitarian christianist patriarchy!
Not cool, not funny, not a good comic.


I have a hard time noticing whether your sarcasm is partial or total. Either way, it doesn't make me any less inclined to deck you in the face.
by almightyze
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 13529

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Okay, now I just feel like Randall's being a dick. This is the second straight strip where his writing has just come across as a bit on the obnoxious side, and a lot of his writing has been a bit off in the past month. Besides, the copyright situation is a lot bigger than just DRM. The RIAA and MPAA...
by almightyze
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 136
Views: 35398

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

Anyone else inclined to believe that Randall is just being a dick now, especially since he is revered?
by almightyze
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 136
Views: 35398

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

Oh, Hatman. What won't you say? Robot Master DWN 075: Hatman Height: 160 cm Weight: 240 kg Energy Output: 5 MJ Weapon: Bowler Razor Weakness: Unknown (Likely: Mega/Rock Buster) Catchphrase: "I like my hat." When Dr. Wily was developing the Zero Virus, a key element he needed to work on wa...
by almightyze
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 22289

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

I'd fight this Moral Guardian Troll again, but it's so not worth it. Could somebody please grab this dude, take him to Blue Hill Avenue or Dudley Square in Roxbury (since that's closest to him), and let him go for about 10 minutes, see how long he lasts before he shits his pants? Roxbury isn't that...
by almightyze
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 22289

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

I'd fight this Moral Guardian Troll again, but it's so not worth it. Could somebody please grab this dude, take him to Blue Hill Avenue or Dudley Square in Roxbury (since that's closest to him), and let him go for about 10 minutes, see how long he lasts before he shits his pants?
by almightyze
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 43058

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

I don't think this even works. Ducks aren't that stupid. It would make more sense if it were geese involved (I mean, fuck, they love jet engines and standing in the middle of the road).

Plus, kinda mean. :x
by almightyze
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McDonalds profits off weak
Replies: 80
Views: 5525

Re: McDonalds profits off weak

Its simple power retention. They stop employees from overhauling the company. The buisness will retain that power. And constitutionally, no one has a way to stop it.Thats simple capitalistic business. Which is the basic problem with capitalism: It's always, ALWAYS about power. Eventually, you colla...
by almightyze
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0534: "Genetic Algorithms"
Replies: 99
Views: 35030

Re: "Genetic Algorithms" Discussion

Wow...this one doesn't seem popular.

Then again, I understood the joke, but it wasn't funny. He accidentally the punchline.
by almightyze
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 23164

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Then again, it's hard to tell if you were agreeing with me or disagreeing with me. Oh well. :P That's generally what I shoot for. I find confusion delightful - outright trollbaiting or flaming just doesn't compare. [...] I've managed to not discuss anything actually on-topic out of 3 or so posts, w...
by almightyze
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 23164

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Are you kidding me? Seriously, that sounds like "FIRST!!1!11!!"ing bait to me. Claiming to ...[completely uncalled for insightful comments]... over the merits of the comic itself. I suspect when he says "high regard", he means "is taken seriously" - with regard to the ...
by almightyze
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 23164

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

It wouldn't be in the spirit of xkcd -- the "comic thread creation" deal is something we hold in high regard around here. Are you kidding me? Seriously, that sounds like "FIRST!!1!11!!"ing bait to me. Claiming to create THE topic of a specific comic carries as much weight as cla...
by almightyze
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 73220

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Eh...this failed. He accidentally the execution.
by almightyze
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 27320

Re: "Party" Discussion

Is there a single comic thread where no one does the whole "OMGZ Randall, get out of my head" thing? Seriously, it's old. And annoying. Nice comic, but I was hoping for a 2008 wrap-up graph-comic. But, the previous comic was a graph comic. With all due respect, are you dense? ;P (not goin...
by almightyze
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 27320

Re: "Party" Discussion

Really? What is it about you that makes everyone think of "Never Gonna Give You Up" when they see you? Or has Rick Astley finally found these forums? P.S. I suppose that he accidentally the thread title. But not the whole thing. Double au contraire! I meant causing a disruption simply by ...
by almightyze
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 27320

0524: "Party"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/party.png Alt-Text: I wonder what 2008 meme will go bizarrely mainstream in 2009 like rickrolling did in 2007-2008. I Accidentally <noun>? Yo dawg? Place your bets now! Link: Here That is how I roll. Sans maybe the whole Horatio Caine sunglasses thing.
by almightyze
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 23273

Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

sje46 wrote:
Sunidesus wrote:I was going to say, "more corrupt than Cianci," but I don't think any of you would get that one.


Isn't that the name of some school in Family Guy?


See? The defence rests, yr honor.

(Props to Sunidesus, tho)
by almightyze
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 23273

Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

I'ma go ahead and say I find the comic funny, the alt-text disgusting. If only cos of the 10% ethanol part. Also...Chicago would be more "Blago fanfic." Or even (and the thought horrifies me) "Blago Emanuel fanfic." That, and "Daley is a corrupt asshole." I was going to...
by almightyze
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 32518

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

I, for one, would like to welcome our new Invertebrate Overlords... wait a minute.. (check degree) Oh, I'm an Actuarial Mathematician. I only fear shareholders! Soooo, you're fucked anyway? :mrgreen: i have successfully determined where i stand as a math/english double major. on the first count, i ...

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