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by compro01
Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40848

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Those digits aren't random. In fact, they're copied directly from this book . Wow... thanks for the link. The reviews are absolutely brilliant. I'm pretty disturbed by the "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" section, though. White face paint... The Best of David Hasselhoff ... an...
by compro01
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 29253

Re: 0963: "X11"

In regards to the Constitution, ours seems to be working pretty well as it is... other than the couple thousand pages* of interpretation that has built up over the centuries which you'll need to read to actually know what your laconic constitution actually means at present. *Constitutional Law, Cas...
by compro01
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 44318

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

One in particular was when he was off-duty visiting a friend in the RADAR room (I believe - maybe just sensor room, but anyway). His friend says "Hey watch this!" and pulls a seagull up on some monitor, presses a button, and the seagull just falls out of the sky. He cooked it mid-air with...
by compro01
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 16745

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

In fact, not only does wikipedia hate original research (understandable), but they also hate primary sources for almost every topic (???). Given a choice between a Nature or Science article describing a research finding, and a review article in some crappy journal describing the same thing, they'd ...
by compro01
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 71896

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Does the name 'Mister Rogers' have a particular reference? It seems like a slightly dull but perfectly adequate porn name to me. I'm going to assume this is a troll and answer anyway. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ptitledl68mjvj You gotta remember, while Mr. Rogers is an iconic charact...
by compro01
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 31118

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

Tath wrote:I first read that as "BIOS". Why would you see their boot system?


As did I.
by compro01
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 30131

Re: 0835: "Tree"

I'll never understand how people who don't get this joke find their way to xkcd in the first place. Shouldn't you folks be off reading Dennis the Menace or something? A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language Where does it say "for computer programmers only"? possibly at the bott...
by compro01
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27079

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

I tried the search the other way around--Googled "Down's Syndrome," looked at several of the top results, clicked through (when applicable) to the pages with names like "About Down's Syndrome" and "What causes Down's Syndrome," and did a find-on-page for "TriG&quo...
by compro01
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39212

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

Click is slang for kilometers per hour. That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway. I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually. I hear it all the time over here in Saskatchewan, used for both "kilometre" (when we aren't using minutes as a measure of distance) and...
by compro01
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73865

Re: " One Two" Discussion

RebeccaRGB wrote:Nobody has pointed this out yet, but that TV has only three channels. (Or two if the first setting on the channel dial is "off.")


Sounds like my TV before i got a satellite dish.
by compro01
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 41377

Re: "Workaround" discussion

I've seen a few people who saved images by pasting them in word documents and then saving those. lots of people used to do that to send me screenshots of error messages when i did tech support. it eventually became our standard procedure, as many of the systems in question were configured without M...
by compro01
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30999

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Rew wrote:I use truecrypt to hide my secret folders. It works great, I recommend it.


also, stow a copy of your favorite portable browser inside the truecrypt volume so you don't have to remember to turn on private browsing or clear the history.
by compro01
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 26131

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

Reading this strip reminded me of the Calvin & Hobbes Sunday where the mile-long freight train hits a penny on the track and derails, the 747 loses and engine and plummets to earth, possibly another disaster I'm forgetting, all focusing on Farmer Brown's shack, where he is about to light his ga...
by compro01
Wed May 12, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43931

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Kromix wrote::( it got deleted

Spoiler:
Image


what? it was not made up in school. it was made up on xkcd!
by compro01
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 100986

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Back in the day, I remember looking at one of them and seeing a symbol I didn't recognize; it was two intertwined wavy lines, with a callout and pointer saying "Gimmick." I compared it to the actual chassis, and in that spot in the circuit was a pair of insulated wires twisted together fo...
by compro01
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45736

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

joee wrote:Teaching first year CS students taught me to dumb down the names for symbols on the keyboard


doing tech support taught me to dumb it down to "the one that shares a key with the question mark".
by compro01
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115852

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

hah ha! the double-bang works!

guest@xkcd:/$ make me a sandwich
What? Make it yourself.
guest@xkcd:/$ sudo !!
sudo make me a sandwich
Okay.
guest@xkcd:/$ c
by compro01
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115852

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

lordloki wrote:found another one! - terminator reference
Spoiler:
kill


but there's no killall.
by compro01
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 71883

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

In python, for your convenience: while(0==0): a=int(raw_input("A=")) b=0 c=0 while(c==0): if(a%2==0): a=a/2 else: a=a*3+1 print a b=b+1 if(b%1000==1): print b if a==1: c=1 print("End") print("Steps="+str(b...
by compro01
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0707: "Joshing"
Replies: 63
Views: 19081

Re: "Joshing" Discussion

Omegaton wrote:As of me checking, I couldn't find an update referencing xkcd on TVtropes yet...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... lewnwrl6yo


no! no! don't link me there!

*runs screaming*
by compro01
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0705: "Devotion to Duty"
Replies: 99
Views: 27134

Re: "Devotion to Duty" discussion

my school district needs to learn that. They get gigabit to every computer in the school that supports it, they have redundant fiber lines to the district office I think this is about right... You have to remember-you don't install hardware and cabling for what you need right now-you install for wh...
by compro01
Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 21485

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

VforVancouver wrote:As a guy who learned English as a second language, I can't hear any difference in the way you pronounce cone, gone and scone. For me, it all sounds the same. However, I need a scone now.


As a guy who is a native English speaker in central Canada, I also hear no difference between them.
by compro01
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0661: "Two-Party System"
Replies: 102
Views: 16718

Re: "Two-Party System" Discussion

Vieto wrote:All in favour of remaking the Bull Moose party with the added clause that Canadians can run for President, say AYE!


But if you do that, what's to stop a brit from winning?! and then the beautiful republic will revert to a monarchy!
by compro01
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43246

Re: "Free" Discussion

It was some years back, during the craze to get everyone on the internet. I'll never forget when I saw the UPS (ie battery backup) in the store, with the box clearly labelled, "Internet Ready." Unbelievable. It didn't mention that it was 100% hobo skin free, or whatever else, but again, a...
by compro01
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20754

Re: "Branding" Discussion

LuNatic wrote:
Squid Tamer wrote:"Click here for the WoW for gays!"


Wait, you mean the current one... Oh!


No, WoW4G has blood elves as the only playable race.
by compro01
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 26901

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

After they immigrate, doesn't that pronunciation change slightly to 'citizens'? No, immigrants don't automatically become citizens when they immigrate, even when they're legal immigrants. In Canada, you need to be a permanent resident for 3 years before you can apply for citizenship and IIRC, it's ...
by compro01
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0515: "No One Must Know"
Replies: 169
Views: 31212

Re: "No One Must Know " Discussion

videogamesizzle wrote: the first time they've committed direct murder. :shock:


first time they've done it in-comic. BHG vapourized a guy. and strafed 3 mimes.

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