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by Cal27
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45832

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

Mine gets caught in a loop: I am wanting to be a good idea to have a good idea to have a good idea to have a good idea to have a good idea (...) I linked it up with my gmail and existing (but slim) sms messages. Mine gets caught in a loop too, I get: I am at least one of the most of the most of the...
by Cal27
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317111

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Here's a method I'm surprised nobody has suggested yet, given where we are: using a line of code in your favorite programming language. I've never actually used this scheme, so the following is all speculation. Of course, some languages will be better for this than others. This assumes that a typica...
by Cal27
Mon May 02, 2011 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 222
Views: 89474

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

Edit: ninja'd
by Cal27
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 55838

Re: "1996" Discussion

Why can't programs be executed from flash memory? i'm pretty sure they can . As far as I can tell, those programs just copy it into RAM in the background. what do you think happens when you run a program on any other platform? Yes, but considering that it has less than 32K of RAM and is unable to d...
by Cal27
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 40777

Re: "Workaround" discussion

On my mom's computer, she saved all of her downloads directly to her desktop. After a while, it got to the point where her entire desktop was just a mess of obscurely named word documents and the occasional "New Folder." At least I learned that, eventually, your icons will spill over to th...
by Cal27
Sun May 09, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 19478

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

In my experience, expiration dates are completely useless. In my house, we use things that are years past their expiration date all the time. Although, those things have almost always been unopened until after that date. Also, in the case of things that have been frozen, they will last forever. Abou...
by Cal27
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28460

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I actually tend to not remember anything from my dreams, but I do remember that in any dream/nightmare or even when I tried imagining a situation, something really weird occurs. Whenever something starts spinning, turning around etc. , it never stops. I cannot make it stop. I try to make myself thi...
by Cal27
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37109

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

Random832 wrote:IE simply chose not to break hundreds of existing websites.

That doesn't sound like IE at all...
by Cal27
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 31603

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

How apropos that the cheese burning joke gets wheeled out again. Dairy activates allergy-like symptoms and exacerbates existing mild allergies (including tree nut allergies). This is where your pimples come from. But as we all know, social problems like consuming foods made from fluid expelled from...
by Cal27
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 31603

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

Randall, get out of my head! I had a dream about Batman last night!

Great comic, didn't see it coming at all.
by Cal27
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 24988

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

aion7 wrote:My birthday occasionally coincides with Mothers Day. I dislike this.

Mine too! It is kind of weird.
by Cal27
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 150088

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Anyone else see Arnold and Muldoon are overlapping on each other at the beginning now?
by Cal27
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 150088

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

rgoomh wrote:This is all wrong! All wrong! You're missing Back To The Future, Randall!

Agh, no! My brain hurts enough already!
by Cal27
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16069

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Is it just me, or does the comic seem kind of off? I think it would have been funnier if Randall let us figure out who it was on our own.
by Cal27
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 26003

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

I completely forgot to read the comic because of the homepage. I should go do that now.

Edit: Also, did anyone else think of http://xkcd.com/140/ when they were reading this?

Also, I love the source code. I've never heard of ESPA☃ISH before.
by Cal27
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 39807

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

As far as I know, missions can be programmed in to the drone and it'll do everything by itself. Take off, kill the target, and land without anyone controlling it. This kind of makes me wonder if you could have an RTS-style control for one of these. Use Google Earth as the map, right click on your t...
by Cal27
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 48349

Re: "Fucking Blue Shells" Discussion

I just found my copy of Mario Kart 64 (I could have sworn my brother had it) and I now have a deeper understanding of this comic. Also, I laugh the most disturbing evil laugh when I get two blue shells in a row... I did not know I was capable of such evilness...
by Cal27
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 55688

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

To the people who keep saying they are going to make this into the desktop background for their parents/aunts/grandparents/guncles.... here's what that looks like: -snip- That's exactly like my Mom's background... Some of her icons are only half on the screen. I've tried to get her to organize it m...
by Cal27
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 55688

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

There should be a part about error messages and reading them...
It's far too often that somebody says something like:
"Whenever I try to do something, a thing comes up that says 'Error, no sound device found.' What does that mean!?"
by Cal27
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58619

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

That's terrible. I feel like somebody just stabbed me in the kidneys because of how terrible that pun was. That's pretty much what I came here to say, and copying someone else's comment certainly fits with the spirit of the comic. One might even go so far as to say that it is integral to the plot. ...
by Cal27
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7721
Views: 759160

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I have a mirror that you sit on top of your monitor to see who's behind you, but it's attached to a plastic thing.

A paper with notes that you can't remember the purpose of?
by Cal27
Sat May 16, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89116

Re: High School Pranks

Most of ours have been pretty dumb ("Seniors o5!" etc spray painted on sidewalks, a badly-executed bubble prank that ended up just flooding the lower level, and one particularly nasty one involving farm animals and laxatives which, if I remember correctly, killed a couple of the animals),...
by Cal27
Wed May 13, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 42935

Re: "CNR" Discussion

I dislike the casual attitude towards reproductive sex. Not really funny. What's wrong with that? Are you some kind of prude or something? What is wrong with a man and woman expressing their love for one another? Do you understand how mating works? Do you understand where babies come from? If it we...
by Cal27
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39591

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

ayleein wrote:I've been doing this for about a month! I also hate when 'dammit' is spelled with two 'm's, technical correctness be damned.

I don't know why, but 'dammit' is the only word I will knowingly misspell. Perhaps it doesn't sound angry enough with two 'm's?

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