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by Kailen
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 11335

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

XKCD, muddying the English language since circa 2005. Calling a lifeboat a boatboat is incorrect, though. What we really want is the big boat that is carrying the life boat, but I don't think there's a proper term for this. Tugboat Though there's other boats that carry boats. Any number of large sh...
by Kailen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 11522

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

Twitter Bots: Skynet in 140 characters or less.
by Kailen
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"
Replies: 35
Views: 8483

Re: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

It's OK though, because we only use ten percent of our brain to think about it.
by Kailen
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 11526

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

pkcommando wrote:"But there is an 'm' & an 'e' and that spells 'me' " is another good response.


I usually take this one a step further. "No, but there is an M and an E. Know what's NOT in 'team' though? 'U'!"
by Kailen
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1280: "Mystery News"
Replies: 42
Views: 11302

Re: 1280: "Mystery News"

And then they hide the videos! SO you have to scour the open tabs to see which one it is so you can stop it. And for some reason, sometimes the flash blocker doesn't always work.
by Kailen
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 32034

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

The alt. text just makes today's perfect.
by Kailen
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 151324

Re: 1193: Externalities

So, we have people trying to break the hash though collective CPU.. but has anyone just, I dunno, Googled "list of community colleges" and, say, gone down this? 'Cause I'm seeing several that aren't on the list yet.
by Kailen
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 87630

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

This comic hits far, far closer to home than I'd like it to.
by Kailen
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78293

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

GLQuake came out on Janurary 22, 1997. It supported 1600x1200 resolution. Pro Pinball; Timeshock also came out in 1997, and also had 1600x1200. I was using monitors then that were already a few years old.

So yea, 15 years, at least.
by Kailen
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78293

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

My CRT screens have been able to do 1200+ lines for more than ten years. Hell, i think they've been able to do it for more than 15. (Time flies when you start to feel old.) I don't see why everyone's flipping out about doing 1080. The 24 FPS things annoys me too. I had to turn that off on my blu-ray...
by Kailen
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74524

Re: "Hell" Discussion

You realize, of course, that if someone hasn't already built a version of Tetris like this, they will now.
by Kailen
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28670

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I've never had the driving dreams. The teeth dream I've had plenty of times though. *shrug*. But my dreams have always been weird. The "classic" nightmares (naked somewhere public, haven't studied for a test) my brain stopped allowing long ago. There's almost always clothes near by if I ne...
by Kailen
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 102485

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

I think the best part is that he could have pulled the figures out of Uranus and people will still believe they were close because, hey, "It's Randall".
by Kailen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 27362

Re: "iPhone or Droid" Discussion

Bah. Engineers need to learn where the phone ends and other gizmos begin. If this keeps up, before you know it you'll be making cell phone calls on portable game systems. Ah, dammit...
by Kailen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 83956

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

00Davo wrote:Aww... it's gone now.

I request a URL parameter to re-enable it. Something like: http://xkcd.com/?eyebleed='true' :)

Yea, I hope that that was archived somewhere. It was a thing of horrible beauty.
by Kailen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 26120

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Wow. You captured GeoSh*****s perfectly.
by Kailen
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 40036

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

In fairness to the Terminator franchise, the human-looking androids were "recent" developments, long into the robot vs human war. They already HAD plenty of robots for all kinds of missions, large ones, small ones, flight drones etc. The human looking ones were developed specifically to in...
by Kailen
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 58082

Re: "Scary" Discussion

There are college students who've never lived in a world w/o The Simpsons, or Law & Order. Or Rush Limbaugh on the radio.

That's frightening.
by Kailen
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 58082

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I recently got back into Magic:TG. I came to this realization when I was showing one of my opponents (Edit: He's 12) cards that were older than he is.
by Kailen
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21519

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

That's odd, mine just reads it at one thousand and six.
by Kailen
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21519

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

I tried that in Scribblenauts. My tank was unable to kill the tornado. :(
by Kailen
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29361

Re: "Skins" Discussion

Again, in regard to the user above me: it may be about "creating a new character" for you, maybe, but don't try to speak for everyone else in that respect. For me, it is not inthe slightest bit the way you just described. Said the guy using an anthro character as his avatar. Yes, an inter...
by Kailen
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30000

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

You will be reading this at some point in the past.
by Kailen
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30000

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

*gasp* You're in the future now! :shock:
by Kailen
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29361

Re: "Skins" Discussion

I wonder how long till something equally creepy or more so comes out. :wink: Hopefully not long. The Internet can be a blessing and a curse. :D Well, personally, I think retifism's pretty creepy. And that's been "mainstream" for a long time, far more popular than "furries".
by Kailen
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30000

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

I've traveled here from the year 1979 to say this:

Great comic! And I expect to learn the birthyears and thus ages of many members of this forum soon. 8)
by Kailen
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29361

Re: "Skins" Discussion

Well, *I* like this comic. I think it's got some XKCD worthy implications, and a nice touch of poking fun at conventions (not "con" conventions, the other definition). As for the origins of 'furries' trust me, as soon as man was standing upright and hunting animals some were thinking to th...
by Kailen
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 67410

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

I've been holding off on games for a very long time. There's very few releases I want to get right away, the rest I can wait until they reach $20 or so. It doesn't take 5 years, really, 1-2 is usually enough for the price to come down. And sales help, especially on Steam, which has one every weekend...
by Kailen
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 56609

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

The real question is, what is Kevin Bacon's Erdős number?
by Kailen
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 28848

Re: "Drama" Discussion

I don't get all the hate for this comic either. I think it's a funny, and sadly accurate, comic.
by Kailen
Fri May 22, 2009 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20231

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

Ahh Square One, and especially the Mathnet stuff at the end. I loved that show. Only two scenes stand out in my head anymore though. One, the Fibbonacci wall, with the tiles that kept looping after 5. And the other, the dodecahedron episode. I just love the way that word sounds. Dodecahedron.
by Kailen
Wed May 13, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0050: "Penny Arcade"
Replies: 4
Views: 3971

Re: "Penny Arcade" discussion

Actually, Makai Toushi Sa·Ga was named The Final Fantasy legend in the United States and beyond. Seiken Densetsu was Final Fantasy Adventure , and later rereleased on Gameboy Advance as Sword of Mana . Seiken Densetsu 2 , of course, is better known as Secret of Mana , and was released in 1994. All o...
by Kailen
Wed May 13, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43082

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Obviously she was supposed to hook up with one of the testers, and not another programmer.
by Kailen
Mon May 11, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0582: "Brakes"
Replies: 103
Views: 30102

Re: "Brakes" Discussion

I've listened to Car Talk on and off for well over a decade. I find the show to be quite amusing. For those interested, the weekly shows are put up on their web site to listen to, or purchase via iTunes, but only the most recent one is free.
by Kailen
Fri May 08, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18963

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

What? Only four rows today?

Day 1 had 1 row. Day 2 had 2 rows. Day 3 had 3 rows. Day 4 had 4 rows. Today you ended the 4th row on the cancellation notice, thereby preventing the pattern from finishing!

Consider this my official signing to the petition to get today's fifth row!
by Kailen
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39770

Re: Swine Flu

This is a cross between swine and avian viruses?

MEXICO HAS FLYING PIGS?!

Maybe it IS time to buy a lottery ticket. Or do I have to buy one in Mexico for the pig's magic to work? I'm so confused!
by Kailen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0570: "New Car"
Replies: 72
Views: 20532

Re: "New Car" Discussion

Oh noes. Dat wuz mah car! Deh banneh seyd so!
by Kailen
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 33270

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

Time is done in the intervals it is becuase the Earth is round. 360 degrees breaks up more easily into multiples of 6 (12, 24, 60), than multiples of 10. Wouldn't it be easier to, instead of trying to fit time to your definition, go by a base 6, or 12, counting system? Of course, then we run into pr...
by Kailen
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33329

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

Continuing the sequels and even third in the series being better: someone already mentioned Mad Max for the sequel, and I'd consider that for the part 3 aspect as well. And throw in Lethal Weapon (IMHO shows kept getting better), and Harry Potter (second and third movies (can't say for the books) we...
by Kailen
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33329

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

kim0hara wrote:Okay, here's a challenge: think of a movie series in which the second one was better than the first.
If that's too hard, and I think it might be, how about a series where the second was as good as the first?
8)

Kim


Tremors.

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