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by Elipongo
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"
Replies: 70
Views: 19380

Re: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"

How are we defining "horizontally" on a sphere? On a plane it is clear(parallel to the plane): the obvious generalization would be to run parallel to the planet's: as the ramp is indeed a tangent to the sphere, we can say it is horizontal, yes. Unless you defined it as parallel to the tan...
by Elipongo
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"
Replies: 70
Views: 19380

Re: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"

I really think the picture of the Little Prince doing a slam dunk would make a great poster or T-shirt! Randall should be able to avoid copyright issues by claiming it as a parody.
by Elipongo
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: IPv6 for xkcd.com
Replies: 20
Views: 7261

Re: xkcd mobile site

Well then isn't there some way we can tell Randall so he can fix it? It's darned annoying!

pmarks wrote:The web server is misconfigured. It's serving the correct content for IPv4 users, and the monkey page for IPv6 users.
by Elipongo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 39292

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Sure, some pop culture was referenced, but the joke is still typical xkcd-theme. Can someone explain why so many people think referencing pop culture here less xkcd-ian than the following? I don't get it :( http://xkcd.com/805/ http://xkcd.com/846/ I concur. Methinks some people are working their w...
by Elipongo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 39292

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

As someone who had never heard of Downtown Abbey, had never noticed that the annoying "girl look at that body" song had a sigh before that line, and didn't know that the people that perform it are called LMFAO, I'm glad this forum is here to save me from just staring dumbly at the screen ...
by Elipongo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 23448

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

Comic 999, so very cool, just one away from an "odometer moment"! ...Or maybe not considering comic 404?
by Elipongo
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 28225

Re: 0839: Explorers

flippant wrote:I thought the board decided on a purely phonetic alphabet during the treaty conference after the Black/White War of CCMXLII?

And their obviously eating what's left of the pawns.


Are you trying to write 842 (DCCCXLII) or 1942 (MCMXLII)?
by Elipongo
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39176

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I-495 to Highland Road in Lakeville, Massachusetts, via MA-18 . The guy's apparently being led into a turf maze. (Specifically, "Maize Magic" at 21 Highland Road, Lakeville, MA.) :) http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=41.828402,-70.954693&spn=0.001833,0.004128&t=h&z=19 Actu...
by Elipongo
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39176

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I get this all the time from relatives, especially the older ones. Anybody care to find out where, if anywhere, those roads are? Sounds like somewhere in the Boston metropolitan area. Considering that's where Randall lives, that would make sense. On another note, I love my TomTom Go Live 740. I wor...
by Elipongo
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37537

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

BioTube wrote:Cleaning a sword isn't for aesthetics: those things rust if you don't take good care of them(which also includes polishing).


Yeah. That's pretty much what my thoughts were too. That and a general message to take care of your stuff.
by Elipongo
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37537

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

I did read it all the way through. Explain to me what I missed, please. As for the Christianity ruining a book--It's one thing if you're a concientious adult reading a Dan Brown novel that is overtly based on christian ideas and mythology--It's another thing if you're a young child enjoying a book ...
by Elipongo
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37537

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

Silly people! Discussing issues of data transmission between alternate universes with disparate temporal rates yet totally overlooking the anachronism of Lucy possessing a laptop and electronic robot during World War II!

I also thought the bot was a Mars Rover.
by Elipongo
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151462

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

rgoomh wrote:This is all wrong! All wrong! You're missing Back To The Future, Randall!


Heinlein's "-All You Zombies-" would be even more interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%80%94All_You_Zombies%E2%80%94
by Elipongo
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:11 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SOMEONE MUST CORRECT THIS INJUSTICE! [book-launch uab&]
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: SOMEONE MUST CORRECT THIS INJUSTICE! [book-launch uab&]

I didn't notice the twenty-one thing, but I'm annoyed Randall's visiting NYC - the biggest Jewish city in the world- on ROSH HASHANAH!!
by Elipongo
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32712

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Rather reminds me of how Hollywood raped Heinlein's Starship Troopers. That turned me off to most movies from books forever.
by Elipongo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15788

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

HaHaHa! I am REALLY enjoying how many posters in this thread are acting out the comic's last panel! Yes, being self-righteous on the web will indeed be free for the foreseeable future!
by Elipongo
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80903

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Dude, that joke is so old! I think my dad told it to me, and I'm 39. Props to the guy who's rabbi told it to him! The version as I've always known it: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/old90/304.html and the "duck" version: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/95q3/pianist.html
by Elipongo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 52242

Re: Egg Drop Failure Discussion

Boy, that chick learned to fly pretty fast!
by Elipongo
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28896

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

This comic brought tears to my eyes. My mom died of breast cancer when I was ten years old. This January it will have been twenty-nine years since she left. This comic has a simple beauty that brought an ache to my chest. After nearly three decades I can tell you that the aphorism is true: It never...
by Elipongo
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28896

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

This comic brought tears to my eyes. My mom died of breast cancer when I was ten years old. This January it will have been twenty-nine years since she left. This comic has a simple beauty that brought an ache to my chest. After nearly three decades I can tell you that the aphorism is true: It never ...
by Elipongo
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0496: "Secretary: Part 3"
Replies: 114
Views: 23654

Re: Secretary: Part 3

I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg just became the most Wikipedia-ed woman on the internet for a day. I dunno', I'd bet most xkcd'ers know their recent Supreme Court Justices. I think that Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings were the most entertaining what with all the talk of pubic hair in Coca-cola a...
by Elipongo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35028

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Okay, I admit the comic is funny, after you Wikipedia Burma-Shave. I mean, they quit that ad campaign 19 years before I was born! My dad was in Kindergarten!!! I've never seen a real Burma Shave ad. I first learned about them via email forwards some years ago (pre-Wikipedia; when you actually had t...
by Elipongo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411534

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, my name is Eli and I live in Ellington, Connecticut. You might think my parents were into alliteration, but the fact is that we Ashkenazi Jews name our kids after dead relatives, and I was named for my uncle. If you're curious, in Hebrew my name is אליהו מתתיהו בן צוי‎. I studied Mechanical Engi...
by Elipongo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17686

Re: "The New Yorker" Cartoon-Off Discussion

I'm a longtime lurker, but I just had to register just to add to this thread. I fixed up Randall's Wikipedia article last month and I've been keeping an eye on it every once in a while. This morning I noticed that the article's traffic spiked on Thursday http://stats.grok.se/en/200810/Randall_Munroe...

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