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by Shadowman615
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 19677

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

The unixkcd console under System -> / -> home/ -> guest is sweet. Anyone figured out if cd command does anything? Yes, you can do an guest@xkcd:/$ ls welcome.txt license.txt blag/ blog/ fora/ forums/ store/ about/ guest@xkcd:/$ command andf for example: cd blog cd fora etc.. which opens the links t...
by Shadowman615
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1780: "Appliance Repair"
Replies: 34
Views: 6550

Re: 1780: "Appliance Repair"

PinkShinyRose wrote:It seems he got a job at BHG repairs company.


I was thinking more likely this repairman came from one of Beret Guy's shops.
by Shadowman615
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 17864

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

The Snide Sniper wrote:Did this What If? just get unpublished?


Hmmm. I saw it for a second about an hour ago -- meant to come back and read -- and now it's missing.
by Shadowman615
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 130047

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

canonical.chris wrote:
jozwa wrote:History is so cool. No pun intended.

Also, is "Atilla" a typo or an alternative spelling?


Wikipedia thinks it is the main spelling: *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila


The actual text of the URL you posted says otherwise!
by Shadowman615
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 9496

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

Caesar wrote:My interpretation:

Caesar: Thing?

Rombobjörn: Thign.

Caesar: Not Thign.

Copper Bezel: No, Thing.

Caesar: Thing != Thign.


But I should probably stop. This is fruitless and we probably all mean the same thing.


Or do you mean the same thign?
by Shadowman615
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 9496

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

Here's an explanation for "Did someone see it fall" : http://www.meteoritemarket.com/metid2.htm You say that you saw the rock fall from the sky. Are you sure? Meteors enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds ranging from 14 kilometers/second (31,000 miles per hour) to 45 kilometers per secon...
by Shadowman615
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12534

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Pfhorrest wrote:
Shadowman615 wrote:aluminum frames (or aluminum, as you guys call it)


LOL, I meant "aluminium, as you guys call it." Maybe blame that one on autocorrect.
by Shadowman615
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12534

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Curiosity question: are windows that slide upwards common in the US? In London and other UK cities, lots of older houses have wooden sash windows that work like that, but they're seen as a bit of a period feature and most are being replaced with uPVC windows that hinge outwards (with the hinge eith...
by Shadowman615
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 10892

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

"meh", like "bah" and "pah" and "eh" and "uh", is an interjection, not a word. That's why the normal rule doesn't apply to it. Yeah, duh, bruh. *Like* I don't even get the "normal rule". Plenty of words end with lax vowels. Like, for examp...
by Shadowman615
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"
Replies: 60
Views: 30710

Re: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"

Wait, wait, so a spacecraft that travelled to pluto was powered by plutonium!? There's a bit of awesomeness in there somewhere...
by Shadowman615
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1635: "Birdsong"
Replies: 40
Views: 9747

Re: 1635: "Birdsong"

I'm not sure what you mean by Notes do not have 180° rotational symmetry. Ever notice which way the flag of an eighth note points? Neither did Randall. Ahh I get it Also, who typeset your piece there? What's up with the stems on some of those half notes? Dunno, that was copied out of google image s...
by Shadowman615
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1635: "Birdsong"
Replies: 40
Views: 9747

Re: 1635: "Birdsong"

Argh. I don't think I quite get this comic (yes, I did recognise "Smooth"), but man oh man is it annoying when someone who is not very familiar with music notation tries to draw it. Notes do not have 180° rotational symmetry! I'm not sure what you mean by Notes do not have 180° rotational...
by Shadowman615
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 14749

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

Actually I drive a huge car just so I can laugh at how freakishly tiny the car looks compared to my gigantic penis.
by Shadowman615
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 13632

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Pancakes and Eggs. :shock: :?

I think I may have crossed the line into total insanity with that one!
by Shadowman615
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 82609

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Was there anyone able to beat the game in 9s? I've been speedrunning it and having trouble breaking the 10s barrier. http://puu.sh/lzoeu/ef9e787fe0.png EDIT: Doable in 9. http://puu.sh/lzoUf/126f1f023e.png 17 coins. Oh dear, you're really missing out. Well, perhaps not. Collecting all the coins in ...
by Shadowman615
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 82609

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

tempest69 wrote:
Ideas sleep furiously. wrote:Well, I found a secret lair.

Spoiler:
Image


But how do you escape it?



xkcd.png



I tried going straight through the ground beneath this point and then up and to the right -- same way I got in -- but then I ended up stuck in eternal blackness. :|
by Shadowman615
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 82609

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

So, from all your comments, i assume y'all are seeing more than a black square with a yellow dot? I guess this is one of those things that don't work in the only Apple approved rendering engine on my device… Well I can see the game area perfectly fine on both Firefox and Chrome on my Android, but c...
by Shadowman615
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 16574

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

Rossegacebes wrote:
player_03 wrote:
Rossegacebes wrote:But... what is a "captured afst"?


AT-ST, actually.


Thanks. I would have missed it anyway (I'm not really into the Star Wars culture).



Makes wayyyyy more sense than what I came up with -- I was thinking it was short for AThieiST. :shock:
by Shadowman615
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 11155

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

I once took the time to look up translations of "team" into a couple dozen languages, many of which in fact do have an "i" . Well, yes, but do any of them contain a first person singular pronoun in that language as a substring? I came across something interesting for Swedish whe...
by Shadowman615
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23107

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

You guys have waaaaaay over-complicated the UK joke. The full name of the UK is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." After rotating the island we would therefore have to change the name to "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland," after mo...
by Shadowman615
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 68618

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

(From the Feynman video): What keeps the train on the track? Well, duh. Engineers. No, I don't mean railroad drivers, I mean railroad _designers_. They specifically engineered both the train and the track in such a way that the train would stay on the track. Specific details vary depending on exact...
by Shadowman615
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 24908

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

thesingingaccountant wrote:I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The world is going batshit crazy. Has been for some time now. The psychotic weather is just one aspect of the descent into madness. On the plus side, it's not even slightly boring.


Have you ever read the instructions on a packet of toothpicks?
by Shadowman615
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 41627

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

It significantly (if not as heavily as something like Dominion) favors the first player. um what? how no it doesn't The first player gets to... move a pawn, or jump a knight out. The second player gets to counter. EDIT: also i hope the sassy chess player becomes a new recurring character Yes, it do...
by Shadowman615
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 28837

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

full of drama, with friction between the regulars and a splinter group Welp, time to go take this to Ponychan. Seriously, it's a mess over there. Of all the websites to have politics and drama... a My Little Pony website. Yup. Sort of reminds me. About 8 years ago I was living in a garden apartment...
by Shadowman615
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30445

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

dzamie wrote:Hmm... Wikipedia doesn't really have too much about chronostasis aside from its name and description. Oh well.


Here's a nice explanation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNBTLbw1_2Q
by Shadowman615
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 44211

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Big list of stuff: New York - Sectional view of a mechanical contraption I cannot identify (engine, pump?) My thinking is a transmission, ie from a car. --- --- --- --- Hmmm, I wasn't clear on the rules -- is Michigan allowed to be 2 completely unrelated shapes? I guess we'll accept it since it's i...
by Shadowman615
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 271994

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

One last question for all the anti-pua regulars: Why is it that I've observed growing up that the men who "played the game" were the ones who were successful with women, but the guys who talked to girls like human beings had no luck whatsoever? Not an anti-pua guy either, but my answer is...
by Shadowman615
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 271994

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

My take on the issue is I don't think PUA's are all bad or necessarily trying to disrespect women, or anything. I guess the stereotype is a bunch of socially awkward guys who have trouble getting meeting and getting dates, etc, with women and have therefore adopted some tricks (or perhaps a whole ne...
by Shadowman615
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 38642

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

NeWtoz wrote:It's may, not can.

"May you pass the salt?"

I'm thinking more along the lines of "will."
by Shadowman615
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 38642

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

Lol, my boss sent this to me today before I got a chance to read it. Considering how much we have this exact same kind of discussion, I think he's trying to tell me something.
by Shadowman615
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 40241

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

The Aluminium (its pronounced AL YOO MIN EEEE UMM ok - see the 'i' there ?) in the plane and exposed steel in the building may have caused additional Thermite reactions which would have caused little spikes up to 2500 Celsius in 'hot spots' if it occurred. Little known fact: the "i" is si...
by Shadowman615
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 23936

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

I absolutely love this, because it helps expose all the overhyped marketing bullshit that "the cloud" is. The cloud is the perfect marketing term: soft, indistinct, fluffy, and inviting. It's rapidly on its way to becoming the new High Definition or Web 2.0, as it's being improperly appli...
by Shadowman615
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 29569

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

There was a car commercial I saw today that said, "There's only one car that has the highest blah blah in its class!" Which isn't even true unless there is only one class of car. Could be true if they used a combination, which they often do for those sorts of ads. "There's only one c...
by Shadowman615
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172022

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Quicksilver wrote:Hmmm... Not bad, but it wasn't a Boxing Day "quake" it was a Tsunami. Killed 238,000 people :(


I see. And was it caused by the Great Tsunami Fairy when she dunked her wand at the spot on the map?
by Shadowman615
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 34840

Re: "Literally" Discussion

I literally thought that was funny. Or should that be "figuratively?" hmmm....

:twisted:
by Shadowman615
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 47937

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

1st.: Humans are incapable of creating random numbers. They are particularly bad at it, in fact. Ask people for random numbers and you'll find clustering base on culturally significant numbers. 2nd: Because BOTH parties in the comic are human, we can assume that there is a much higher than 1% chanc...
by Shadowman615
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 51549

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

There actually used to be a "The Little Prince" cartoon series on Nickelodeon in the 80's.
by Shadowman615
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 29244

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

Reminds me of a joke: A man is sitting on the toilet at a public stall when suddenly, the man in the neighboring stall says, "Hey, what's up?" "Er, not much," he replies. "How are things going over there?" "Um, Okay, I guess..." "What are you up to today?...

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