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by Socks
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 11320

Re: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"

Am I the only one who was slightly disappointed that this map was completely fictional? During the split second when the comic appeared but before I started "reading" it, I got excited that maybe Randall had actually done the research to determine what the most popular regional colloquial...
by Socks
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 11320

2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/carbonated_beverage_language_map.png Title Text: There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES. https://xkcd.com/2108/ As a Michigander, I think "Sugar Water" is the only unusual term I've really heard b...
by Socks
Fri May 17, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 65241

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I started coloring each number, but... yeah, that's a lot of work. Someone color those numbers so we can see what a synesthesic sees! I'm guessing people with grapheme->color synethesia see different numbers in different colors, but I'm assuming Randal used wiki's example for his coloring... 0=black...
by Socks
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45084

Re: 1168: Tar

Wow, that makes me feel a lot better. I thought I was hopelessly bad at remembering flags and now I know I'm not the only one :D

(Related: I made a "martar" command that parses the file name and just does it for me.)
by Socks
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 21313

Re: #1159: Countdown

Haha, that's the hardest I've laughed at an XKCD comic in a while... And it's so simple.
by Socks
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"
Replies: 79
Views: 28549

Re: What-If 0026: Leap Seconds

Worth it.
by Socks
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41113

Re: 1144: Tags

*twitch* I can't decide which pains me the most: ⋅ Starting from 1 instead of 0 ⋅ Marquee, blink, or excessive animated gifs ⋅ People that put "This page looks best in..." because they're too lazy to code cross-compatibility. Yes, coding around inconsistencies...
by Socks
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?
Replies: 79
Views: 16899

Re: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?

I used to have recurring falling dreams. Typically off tall buildings, but the occasional jump from planes/blimps/hot air balloons/zeppelins. I no longer have those, and my dreams are much more mundane, now. I dream about work Every. Single. Night. One night, my girlfriend came to bed late and said,...
by Socks
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 45929

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Wow, this was a truly hilarious strip (at least for those of us in the US). Avatar is correct that the incumbent/challenger bits are not contradictory, but there is a mistake at the beginning 1788: No incumbent, so no comparison can be made about incumbent vs challenger 1792: Washington ran unoppose...
by Socks
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Life
Replies: 79
Views: 14290

Re: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Lif

1. Pikachu (for entering any tall grass) 2. Kwame 3. Wheeler 4. Linka 5. Gi 6. Ma-Ti More seriously: 1. Kirby (Would like to replace him with someone with power to turn things to gold or something. Need someone that can generate mucho cash - both to control black widow and iron man, but also so I ca...
by Socks
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Complete the Grid!
Replies: 1232
Views: 127211

Re: Complete the Grid!

Aww, marionic took my reserved spot... I guess I did take a week. Ah well.

Just for kicks, here is my edit anyway (left as link so as not to confuse): http://imageshack.us/a/img338/4347/j10.png
by Socks
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:55 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 60187

Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

Haha, fantastic what-if. Reminds me of Mythbusters. "Well, we achieved our goal, but it wasn't as cool as we thought. What if we multiply the amount of explosive material by 1 million ?" "It will have a massive explosion." "Let's try it!" I also love the "Just kidd...
by Socks
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Click and Drag Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: XKCD Click and Drag Idea

Didn't have any time to do any coding today, but I think I'll have time to set up a basic account system, moderation queue etc. this weekend. I will post up my code on github this weekend even if I don't make any progress. First, @webhawk: Are those your ADD balloons? I love them (even if they're no...
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Click and Drag Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: XKCD Click and Drag Idea

I was apparently too ADHD to properly read the initial post properly. I have now done so, and properly thought some things out. I like all the different formats, but I'm personally going to work on a side-scroller to start. The other formats could definitely bring in some interest and be a bit more ...
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did you become less idealistic as you got older?
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

Re: Did you become less idealistic as you got older?

You bet! As I've gotten older, I've worked on fewer and fewer "out there" projects. Before I start anything, I figure out whether it's feasible, is it useful, is it marketable, etc. Balancing idealism and realism is really what's happening in my experience. While in school, I would come up...
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Complete the Grid!
Replies: 1232
Views: 127211

Re: Complete the Grid!

Reserving J10 (if allowed).

Thanks!
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Click and Drag Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: XKCD Click and Drag Idea

I was kind of thinking of that Avatar... I think this idea would have a few notable differences (and some advantages) - random thoughts ahead... ⋅ You wouldn't have the discoloration issues, because the server controls the other images. User only gets to control their own. Much less modera...
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Click and Drag Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: XKCD Click and Drag Idea

This would be a really great project! I'd be willing to do some of the coding even (I'm not great at setting up repositories, but perfectly capable of writing some fancy PHP (including image functions), ASP, JS, and others) I'm excited for this just thinking about it! Random Idea spewing: I would sa...
by Socks
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671852

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

First, I immediately used Chrome's awesome features to delete extraneous elements on the page, then modify CSS to make the window my screen resolution so I could see everything and scroll far left to far right in < 2 minutes. That was nice. I'm guessing Randall intended this to be difficult to navig...
by Socks
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30871

Re: 1106: "ADD"

Wow, this is one of the best illustrations of ADD I've seen. Really well done.
My one complaint is that the text on the balloons is too hard to read. It needs a blown-up version (teehee) or cleaner text.
by Socks
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 74238

Re: ContextBot

(Dr. Diaphanous just dug out the Nintendo duck hunter gun that was up in the attic after finding out they're worth at least $10 on e-bay. His brother's gun was not in as good of shape - he shot it with a real gun to try to get bullets into it.)

That shit's confusin'
by Socks
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 74238

Re: ContextBot

(SlyReaper just found news about the US presidential election on the internet while looking for porn)

Wow, I can't believe that actually just happened
by Socks
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 74238

Re: ContextBot

(The child ShortChelsea used to nanny (now a US congresswoman) has initiated new legislature that will ban short people from using the internet.)

I swear, if they try that again...
by Socks
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 74238

Re: ContextBot

(He has had his brain commandeered by an extra terrestrial, and it has not yet mastered the art of social interactions with others of the human race)

Yeah, like that is going to happen.
by Socks
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27020

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Heh, my first thought was that BHG was banned from IAU for something about a fat joke, but I guess it was Randall. :P
by Socks
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67633

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

On first glance, I saw the horrible kerning and cringed, assuming it was accidental. Thank you Randall, for reassuring me of your nerd-cred.
by Socks
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hilarious Encounters With Celebs
Replies: 21
Views: 4030

Re: Hilarious Encounters With Celebs

I was in a restaurant and the server told us that the singer of ACDC was at the bar. I quickly Googled his picture, then said, "Hi Brian Johnson!" while looking at him. The guy I'm looking at doesn't respond, but down the bar a ways a guy is signing autographs. I was too embarrassed to act...
by Socks
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1008: “Suckville”
Replies: 99
Views: 40528

Re: 1008: “Suckville”

Suckville is, in fact, a suburb of Detroit. Our reputation is well-earned. My guess, especially given the Detroit reference, would be for two handed euchre, which uses a tableau like that one. I don't think the piles get that big in two-handed euchre (not that I'm any sort of expert--I think two-ha...
by Socks
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 66649

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

Haha, I pasted the image into paint and changed the true black to white before even reading this. We're on to you, Randall!
by Socks
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0998: "2012"
Replies: 63
Views: 17157

Re: 0998: "2012"

Djehutynakht wrote:...
I think I'll take the day off on Dec. 21, dress up as a spooky zombie Mayan and chase people downtown.


Perfect! I'll have something to shoot with my zombie-apocalypse-approved shotgun.
by Socks
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317640

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Everyone in this thread is far over estimating the speed at which even a local attack can be mounted. I have experimented with this; some example hashes and 40 x iMacs running a distributed GPU based MD5 cracker. It still took an insane amount of time. Agreed. I once, er... borrowed the use of 40 P...
by Socks
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 66304

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

... and that's why y'all should switch to Polish Notation. No ambiguity, easy to program with, and understood by nobody ;-) There was an excellent SOH-CAH-TOA song that I heard many many years ago in a folk/hippy style. Can't find it. But I learned this sin/cos memory trick from an excellent high s...
by Socks
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25054

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

Did you know that MTV launched closer to when Alaska became a state than to present day?
*snicker*
by Socks
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39756

0574: "Swine Flu"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/swine_flu.png Alt Text: Bad flu epidemics can hit young adults hardest because they provoke their powerful immune systems into overreaction, so to stay healthy spend the next few weeks drunk and sleep-deprived to keep yours suppressed. Ah, XKCD. Always topical :P
by Socks
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49090

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Hahaha, I love the reference to Verizon's math fail :P
by Socks
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52679

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

Hm, I wonder if he released a cage of robotic raptors at any of those conferences he was banned from...
(Following Gates's lead)
by Socks
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52679

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

Also, they serve an special purpose in IM/IRC of letting one discuss primary and secondary topics without confusion. I thought I was one of the few people that did that :S My attention span is too short to have just one conversation (and I typically type faster than whomever I am talking to, so I'v...
by Socks
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52679

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

Damn! As I started reading the comic, I got so excited that he would propose a good solution, but I was let down :( Very amusing comic! And I like all the solutions people here have come up with. I've always been a proponent of adding an extra space. But I really like the backwards smiley idea. That...
by Socks
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30684

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

...
Thank you XKCD. Apparently my roommate got a wireless web cam for christmas. I just now found out. After it has been in my room for 3 days.
My roommate asked me how I knew... When I showed him this comic, he stomped off.
by Socks
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30684

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

I once tried getting really good at alphabinary, so whenever I thought someone was reading my mind, I'd just start spelling out my thoughts in alphabinary. :S I figured that if someone had gotten really good at mind-reading, they probably wouldn't bother to learn alphabinary as well. Since then, I'v...

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