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by RealGrouchy
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 8168

Re: 1590: "The Source"

1. I once had the situation displayed in the comic while sitting in my living room, except it was a beeping. Investigation eventually determined it was an alarm clock in the second floor apartment of a neighbour across the street*. 2. My next door neighbour installed a natural gas connection a year ...
by RealGrouchy
Tue May 26, 2015 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 33923

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Time for an ol' RG roundup... What did Beyonce do to earn a bye to the third round? Please direct all questions about "What did Beyoncé do to earn..." to Mr. Kanye West, Los Angeles, CA.... Yes, but is that BBC "The Doctor" or Voyager "The Doctor"? I think he made it am...
by RealGrouchy
Tue May 19, 2015 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"
Replies: 47
Views: 7614

Re: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"

I figure if you want to test an actual placebo-effect blocker, you give one group placebos, the other gets the blocker, and you tell both groups they got a real medicine for whatever condition you want to measure. More specifically, you tell them that the first pill (the placebo) sometimes results ...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 26881

Re: 1474: "Screws"

[Envelope - no, it's a pun on "Phillips"] [Kodiac - you could make an xkcd 181 type chart out of Allen/Hex key/wrench related terms] [Eutychus - my observations match yours re: flat heads all the way across.] Lol, Randall does such a good job making you think he has an international view, ...
by RealGrouchy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 27024

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

It's entertaining that so many people are pointing out the ones that Randall missed as though he'd update the comic to add it; though he has done that previously with the "map of the internet" (albeit not due to user comments but a changing situation). The idea that he might do so, however...
by RealGrouchy
Fri May 23, 2014 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1371: "Brightness"
Replies: 21
Views: 7884

Re: 1371: "Brightness"

jimmosk wrote:But... isn't that an endoplanet astronomer?
No. "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to look at every problem as though it were a nail." Encountering a screw and recognizing it as a nail does not turn your hammer into a screwdriver.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Sat May 17, 2014 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1369: TMI
Replies: 51
Views: 14645

Re: 1369: TMI

FFS, everybody is missing the most Oh me yarm thing about this comic, perhaps because the answer was so relatively benign: when someone says "Ugh, TMI," the last thing you want to do is ask them WTF prompted them to say that. isn't TMI more specifically used not for the amount of informati...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 25442

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

I found the "CoHoBaSt" especially funny due to it being similar to a password creation technique Bruce Schneier described in his bl o ag: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/03/choosing_secure_1.html You mean where Schneier references it as the "XKCD scheme"? And links t...
by RealGrouchy
Fri May 17, 2013 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 53428

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I see colours, arranged in minuscule clusters of red, green, and blue. My brain interprets these, depending on intensity, as either 'black' or 'white'.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 8408

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

"Nearly 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth had liquid water" ... "but all the crust older than 3.5 billion years has been recycled into the mantle by subduction." Anyone else feel the bit about the water and the "but" add unnecessary confusion to this one? Am I missing s...
by RealGrouchy
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103697
Views: 25392798

Re: 1190: "Time"

Um, I only read the first and last (i.e. 13th) pages of this discussion, but has nobody noticed the javascript file that immediately follows the image link in the source? My browser isn't parsing it nicely so neither can I. <img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png" title="Wait f...
by RealGrouchy
Wed May 16, 2012 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 32698

Re: 1056: Felidae

Well, there's always the Bobcats.

Alternately, OSX Mittens.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0117: "Pong"
Replies: 15
Views: 8147

Re: 0117: "Pong"

I've got a copy, but you revived a thread that's so old that I'm still subscribed to it. I hate it when people do that.

May you be forever pongless.

:evil:

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0074: "Binary Sudoku"
Replies: 35
Views: 13290

Re: Binary Sudoku

Look at me, I think I'm clever reviving a thread so old RealGrouchy still has notifications for it because I don't realize that Sudoku can use any digits, characters, or figures, not just whole numbers. Look up the etymology of "binary", and you will find, in some language or another, the...
by RealGrouchy
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0124: "Blogofractal"
Replies: 33
Views: 12096

Re: "Blogofractal" Discussion

No, back in the day you had to dial up to get the RSS feed on the teletype, and it would print out on ticker tape in morse code.

FFS, RSS isn't prehistoric, look it up. Here, even: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Single Sig per page
Replies: 30
Views: 2912

Re: Single Sig per page

Or people could just not have such large and obtrusive sigs...

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8546
Views: 1242947

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I haven't been in here for a while. Pity, because there were some VERY good very slightly worses. I see that and raise you: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=12086 Sup dawg, I heard you like memes so I put another meme in your meme in your comic... Except the "liek" in the origin...
by RealGrouchy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Posting pictures

Gordon wrote:Everyone good?
Well, nobody's posted otherwise, so they must be good.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Any illusions in the crowd?
Replies: 44
Views: 2253

Re: Any illusions in the crowd?

I have this little trick where I can make people's posts disappear.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2018
Views: 534845

Re: Something on Youtube

A bunch of men in a field do incredible things with sheep.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1904373

And no, it's not what you think.

Spoiler:
Unless you were thinking that they played pong on a giant sheep-based screen, in which case it is what you think.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret message in Abe Lincoln's watch
Replies: 35
Views: 2208

Re: Secret message in Abe Lincoln's watch

Cell phone takes a lot longer to read (dig out of pocket, possibly flip open) than a watch, and very rarely is the outside screen (or screen, on a bar-type or smartphone) permanently backlit, which takes another tap or two. Reading a watch - even in the dark - is very fast and easy to do covertly. ...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Goofus and Gallant together <3
Replies: 16
Views: 8773

Re: Goofus and Gallant together <3

for those of you who don't know, goofus and gallant are charecters used by highlights magazine to illustrate correct behavior in a not so subtle way. http://weblogs.variety.com/theknife/images/2007/06/24/goofusgallant_oct1980_hrsm_2.jpg I was recently surfing the tubes and found this (not work safe...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: corey doctorow supports unions.
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: corey doctorow supports unions.

lesliesage wrote:Here's Maddow's piece on it. Or for a faster visual, just go to 3:30 where she shows a clip from The Office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nAZb-WrMJI
Heh, I like the (likely unintentional) reference to "wobbly bridge" around the minute mark.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japanese laser-scan female form, FOR SCIENCE
Replies: 19
Views: 2195

Re: Japenese laser-scan female form, FOR SCIENCE

Science. Sure. Say, where can you place a pre-order for those love-bots they are obviously developing? :P It's delayed because they had to build a bigger scanner to fit your mom. BOOYAH! "For science"? I thought it was "For tradition" or something. Science and tradition are alwa...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall on failblog (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 2944

Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Reading the comments on that page really make me appreciate the level of coherence we have on these forums.

The original is here, where it is clear that the exponent of e is i*pi.

If anything, the person who created the image (which Failblog posted, possibly failingly) failed.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Small Bug In Forum Search?
Replies: 28
Views: 5690

Re: Small Bug In Forum Search?

My astrologer told me you'd say that, Az.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd for iPhone (SourceForge Project)
Replies: 70
Views: 10654

Re: xkcd for iPhone

I suggest you re-submit it, but that the only comic displayed is comic 137

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Pi Day

Heh, I saw the post above that said "too bad I'm a day late" and totally took a double take.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2018
Views: 534845

Re: Something on Youtube

ShutupshutupshutUUUUPP!!!! Gaaa!

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2018
Views: 534845

Re: Something on Youtube

Oh dear.

the is-is epidemic

Immunize yourself.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20841
Views: 1955746

Re: Postify your facerity

my webcam has a weird glare that I do not understand. Oh well. the source of glare is almost always from the opposite side of the frame. In this case, your ceiling fixture. Oh, it seems this post is from a couple weeks ago. Well, anyway: to that other person from a few pages back: The camera angle ...
by RealGrouchy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Missing link on "xkcd" text on subsilver skin
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Missing link on "xkcd" text on subsilver skin

I was going to say the same thing, but now I can just come to this thread and click on the link in your post.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2018
Views: 534845

Re: Something on Youtube

It's a rerun of the video with the guy in the t-rex suit scaring the shit out of a kid in a museum hallway.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill O'Reilly, Victim Blamer Extroidinaire
Replies: 41
Views: 1896

Re: Bill O'Reilly, Victim Blamer Extroidinaire

Spoiler alert: Bill O'Reilly is a fucking asshole. And what part of this is new? In fact, this has just denigrated into the same old boring flamewar. I'd lock this thread, but I think I'll just ignore it and let you people all get angry over the same things you've all gotten angry at each other ove...
by RealGrouchy
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Censorship

It's censorship!!! Terrism!

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 37109

Re: I declare February Learn to Use the Preview Button Month!

what about changing "racist" to "doubleplusungood" and "racism" to "eastasian propaganda"? If there's anything we've learend on the endless flamewars, it's that you can't change racists. Can we keep most of the awesomification permanently? Or at least the Rec...
by RealGrouchy
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 37109

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

What makes you think I would bother to answer that question honestly?

Sincerely,

Mr. Happybear
by RealGrouchy
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 37109

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Heh, you guys don't have access to edit everybody's posts, so you can't see what people are trying to say.

*I delight in the sound of my own voice*

Edit: tee hee. That's a good one.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Mr. Awesomepants?
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Mr. Awesomepants?

It's like Mad Libs, escept instead of blanks there are other words.

- RG>
by RealGrouchy
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 37109

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

And the race is on to see which moderator will be the first to modify "alpacas".

- RG>

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