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by coredumperror
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1296: "Git Commit"
Replies: 49
Views: 11282

Re: 1296: "Git Commit"

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that these commit messages are in reverse order? I've only ever seen a commit tree like this in gitk, though, so maybe other tools do it like this comic?
by coredumperror
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 32046

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

I first heard the monospaced-typewriter-font story a couple years back, and I switched to single space as an experiment. I've never looked back. I still occasionally find code comments that I wrote before the switch, and if I'm already there to edit the code, I always "fix" the double spac...
by coredumperror
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150982

Re: 1193: Externalities

Hah. After working for Adobe a few years back, I was surprised at how mean-spiritedly poignant this comic was. Adobe does have loads of software that should have been retired a decade ago, considering what I know about the deep bowels of the code base. Then I found out this comic was dynamically gen...
by coredumperror
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29038

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

This is obviously a very self-centered question, since I work at Caltech and went to this conference, but I wonder if Randall was inspired to make this comic by this weekend's TEDx Caltech: The Brain conference? One of the presenters brought up this very point, and that it may ultimately be impossib...
by coredumperror
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 11095

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

cause he smokes weed. thats the joke. Can't tell if you're trolling, or providing actual information. Just in case it's the second, what does Jello have to do with weed? Wow, I suspect you've never smoked weed, or have amazing self-control around desserts in particular and food in general. Right on...
by coredumperror
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 11095

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

rainbrain wrote:cause he smokes weed.

thats the joke.

Can't tell if you're trolling, or providing actual information. Just in case it's the second, what does Jello have to do with weed?
by coredumperror
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39361

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

As always when English orthography comes up, the Zompist is quite relevant here. It's helpful to know the current rules before trying to make new ones. And without knowing those current rules, you can waste time trying to fix what isn't broken. This was a fascinating read (though I admit I skimmed ...
by coredumperror
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39361

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

I feel like I'm missing the joke here. It would be funnier if heartbeat was an anagram of alphabet. Or if it would be except for a c/k difference... I believe the joke is based on the pick-up line "If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put u and I together." As for the ideas people are p...
by coredumperror
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 45033

Re: 1028: "Communication"

hed*. *I had to misspell it because the forum is intentionally screwing up our communications. That's pretty clever. With it: h­e­a­d. Without it: neck. At least it doesn’t try to replace as­sas­sin­ate by “buttbuttinate”. ;) Yeah, when I first saw that my post apparently said "hit the nail on...
by coredumperror
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 45033

Re: 1028: "Communication"

I think the alt text on this comic was easily the most ironic I've ever seen, because I have NO idea what the comic was trying to communicate. Does that make me a poor listener? Reading phlip's spoiler makes it much clearer, but I think Adacore really hit the nail on the hed*. *I had to misspell it ...
by coredumperror
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 16371

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

This comic makes a really good point. I almost never bother to actually look at the references. The mere existence of one makes me assume truth.
by coredumperror
Fri May 28, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0746: "Birth"
Replies: 68
Views: 24454

Re: "Birth" Discussion

Does anyone else get a Family Guy vibe from this? It distinctly reminds me of Stewie, before the writers turned him gay.
by coredumperror
Wed May 26, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48740

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

I'm probably just dumb, but where's the joke in this comic? I simply don't see any sort of punchline whatsoever.
by coredumperror
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0686: "Admin Mourning"
Replies: 104
Views: 33918

Re: "Admin Mourning" Discussion

I just have to say one thing: That pun was simultaneously both AMAZING and AWFUL. I hate/love you, Randall!
by coredumperror
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39694

Re: Swine Flu

I wonder how many Twitter accounts are created so people see if it really is as dumb as all this. Current Tally: I Current Tally: II I figure if the virus comes anywhere near where I live, I'll take Randall's advice and get smashed until it all blows over. Current Tally: III And it really is :P Cur...
by coredumperror
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78686

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Oh I totally love BHG, though I prefer the "class-hole" moniker that he gave himself.

This comic is made even greater by the fact that BHG mentioned this act quite some time ago.
by coredumperror
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49019

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Nasaniaru wrote:"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals"


Just quoting this for truth. It's my favorite film line of all time because it's so very, sadly true.

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