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by dexeron
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 10422

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

Little did we realize that Pikotaro is actually a particle physicist working on creating stable fruit combinations.

https://youtu.be/0E00Zuayv9Q
by dexeron
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 13044

Re: 1260: "LD50"

Is that one paper supposed to look like it has a face?
by dexeron
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0060: "Signs of Life"
Replies: 71
Views: 40934

Re: What-if 0060: "Signs of Life"

This What-if just makes me want to start playing around with GeoGuessr again.
by dexeron
Mon May 20, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1214: "Geoguessr"
Replies: 102
Views: 34256

Re: 1214: "Geoguessr"

You can really do it two ways: "pro-mode" - you have to figure it out based on only the knowledge in your head, apparently of international botany, geology, landmarks and language. I can't get much over 9000 that way. Then there's "My really odd kidnappers left me with a smart phone w...
by dexeron
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 55078

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

I still get excited about these Voyager announcements. I understand why they're silly, but I still am kind of awe-struck that this tiny thing we built is out there, farther than anything else we've ever managed to launch, and is still talking to us, teaching us new stuff. We did that.
by dexeron
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 31484

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

WOW, I've been wondering for YEARS about those white squiggly things you can only see against a blue sky! It drives me nuts on a clear day. White cells in the blood vessels. Who knew? (Apparently, lots of people, just not me!) -- The best part of today's comic is that it reminded me of something ELS...
by dexeron
Fri May 25, 2012 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20466

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

Must have been part of Will Smith's little known stint as songwriter for Counting Crows back in the 90s. ;)
by dexeron
Wed May 23, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20466

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

PA also has a Will Smith themed comic today.

Am I missing something?
by dexeron
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 32963

Re: #1042: "Never"

anyone else think of the black pool resembling the "Skin of Evil" aka Armus from TNG? you know... the one the killed Tasha Yar... I know I would certainly never forget the parts of that thing that were important red flags http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Skin_of_Evil_(episode) I'm just gla...
by dexeron
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 32963

Re: #1042: "Never"

I'm just glad that the protagonist of this strip FINALLY broke up with Armus. Talk about a disfunctional relationship!
by dexeron
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33403

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Which existed first - the art or the audience? I tend to think that the concept of a target audience is a misguided one when it comes to creating art. Target audience only really applies when you're trying to sell something to people. But if you're just creating something and putting it out there f...
by dexeron
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33403

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Who the hell did that? The critique is that Randall sometimes "forgets" that there are, potentially, xkcd fans in all continents of the world, and making a comic like this, which alienates such a large chunk of his fanbase, is tremendously stupid and/or arrogant. It's hilarious to see Ran...
by dexeron
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88659

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Comic, and thread, are the story of my life. So relieved that I'm not the only one who's had to deal with this!

Randall. My head. Out of it. GIT.
by dexeron
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"
Replies: 66
Views: 20745

Re: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"

Isn't this how the Krikkit Wars got started?
by dexeron
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 42270

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

1)User sees post and wants to respond 2) user hits respond and is given a chance to write their thing 3) user hits submit and we find they're not a user yet, so give them a chance to join 4) user fills out a screenful of info, comes up with a screen name, all the rest of it -- error here, they ente...
by dexeron
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54468

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Talk about collateral damage. What about poor Mister Tumnus?!
by dexeron
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41787

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

There's also the recent hypothesis from Christian Simensen at SINTEF that more or less agrees with the general consensus, but quibbles on some details: arguing that the building acted like a kiln, and that the alumin(i)um melted, ran down through the floor and interacted with water in the fire suppr...
by dexeron
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41039

Re: 0965: "Elements"

I still like Avatar: The Last Airbender, as should everyone, because it was a damn good show*. It was the Mysterious Cities of Gold** for the current generation. * the movie shall not be spoken of. It shall rest in obscurity and infamy, its existance denied like Highlander II and most Disney sequels...
by dexeron
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 28618

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

Incidentally, the Feast of Stephen commemorates the first martyr, Stephen. (You know, the one in the New Testament who while on trial in a Jewish court for blasphemy [by saying Jesus Christ was the Son of God] then has a vision where he declares that he can see Christ standing on the right hand of ...
by dexeron
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 24078

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

glasnt wrote:I think there's a Torchwood episode on this kind of event as well <_<


I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought of that!
by dexeron
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86069

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

The worst thing about this problem is that you invariably end up using a USB drive, and have to endure debates between people about whether it's actually called a "thumb drive", a "jump drive", a "stick", a "pen", a "dongle", or any other weird collo...
by dexeron
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0926: "Time Vulture"
Replies: 85
Views: 21652

Re: 0926: "Time Vulture"

Radical Pi wrote:Please tell me there was someone else who's only thought while reading this comic was this


That was my first thought. A time vulture is just the kind of hide-behind-the-couch insanity Moffat would come up with.
by dexeron
Mon May 09, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0896: "ZOmbeis"
Replies: 125
Views: 33168

Re: 0896: "Marie Curie"

My first thought was Kate Beaton's comic about Rosalind Franklin. (but that in no way makes this comic any less awesome.)

I expect to soon see this posted on many professor's doors on campus. And rightly so.
by dexeron
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 61129

Re: 0889: Turtles

I'm so glad I wasn't the first person to think of Logo.
by dexeron
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 24075

Re: 0871: "Charity"

I blame the Monkeysphere.

Seriously.
by dexeron
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 30601

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

This is the only xkcd in a Very long time in which I failed to get even one reference, I literally have no idea what they are talking about The references you need to know are the grey goo scenario and IPv4 address exhaustion . You forgot free floating women in space. Very important. Seriously. I c...
by dexeron
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 57541

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

the question is not whether God exists or not, but whether Randall's comic is a piece of shit or not . And here we come to the crux of the whole argument. All of the back and forth about religion and faith and science and everything else is completely irrelevent, because it all boils down to a SUBJ...
by dexeron
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50628

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

StClair wrote:
atomfullerene wrote:seriously guys! The alt text is what makes this comic!

Man kill other man, hit over head with stone tablet! Am "writing" harmful?
Elders: "You go too far!"


He am play gods!
by dexeron
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 48770

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

Imagine a place where it all began
Gathered from across the land
To work in the secrecy of the desert sand
All of the brightest boys
To play with the biggest toys
More than they bargained for.
- Rush, Manhattan Project
by dexeron
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 43350

Re: 0805: Paradise City

Stay_Puft_marshmallows wrote:Take me down
To the seventeenth city
Where the Vorts are green
and the girl is witty

Take me up
To Presidium Level
Where the girls are blue
But the elevators take freakin' forever, seriously.


<3
by dexeron
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 74989

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

I love that Craigslist has a big crater where Adult Services used to be.
by dexeron
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 21130

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

I am reminded of a Gary Larson comic, wherein William Tell has a less fortunate brother with Gigantism... Difference is, the caption didn't mention Gigantism by name anywhere. Larson actually discussed this in The Prehistory of The Far Side . Two comics he did, the William Tell one, and one in whic...
by dexeron
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28706

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

First, I am loving all of the "Era of Moffat Supremacy" Doctor Who references. :) Actually the movie Sunset Boulevard was supposed to start out with the people in the morgue coming alive and telling their stories to each other and one of the stories would have been the plot of the movie. I...
by dexeron
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 46925

Re: "I Am" Discussion

I am Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of Thrain the Old and grandson of Thror who was King under the Mountain. And this is my counterpart, R2-D2.
by dexeron
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 26492

Re: "Trimester" discussion

This is an interesting social experiment, but I think the underlying point is really good: people take appearances to mean a lot. Try the following: get a lab coat, goggles, and some caution tape. Mark off a section of some popular public space (e.g. a park) and walk around holding a digital voltme...
by dexeron
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 38100

Re: recommendation

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BZDK62E1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg A demon loved a woman. So he made love to her. So she died. He cried a single tear, that dropped in to the bed. And now it eats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Bed:_The_Bed_That_Eats Death Bed is fa...
by dexeron
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0639: "Lincoln-Douglas"
Replies: 94
Views: 18058

Re: "Lincoln-Douglas" Discussion

Today's comic is "funny" in and of itself when you realize the sad truth of how the flowery rhetoric of ye olden times has descended into our modern parlance of "Your mom!" or worse yet, inappropriately timed shouts in the U.S. Senate Chamber. Seriously, check out Sam Waterston's...
by dexeron
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32777

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

It's not arrogance to call oneself an American; it's simply bowing to common usage. When I visited Europe, I wasn't asked: "Hello, are you a United States-ian?" or "Are you a U S of A-in" or "Are you a United States of America...n?" I was called an "American"....
by dexeron
Fri May 29, 2009 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58319

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I'll agree that Comic Sans isn't exactly the most professional font for, say, essays or dissertations or inter-office memos, but for random everyday things, it's cute. I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who kind of likes it. Of course, I once revamped my personal webpage to be entirely in Comic...
by dexeron
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 40408

Re: Swine Flu

Hah, the Bella Swan tweet is the best.

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