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by westrim
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 7700

1397: "Luke"

Image

Alt text: "Don't turn it on."

They turn on? I thought the motion was... user supplied.
by westrim
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 13442

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

Just had to make an account for this, I loved the Animorphs. Surprisingly though I already have an account! I then wanted to see what it was I posted about before but apparently I have no posts. I just... have an account. Has it always been here? Floating around... waiting for me. Does this happen ...
by westrim
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 26790

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

[citations needed]
by westrim
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 19366

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

fiveofoh wrote:Thought it might be worth reviving this old thread to point out this relevant story about a recent NWS advisory:

This comic was the first thing I thought of when that story broke.
by westrim
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 26785

Re: 1274: Open Letter

I suppose "Walmart" is included to show that any other group MIGHT be in there as a joke—even though no other group IS in as a joke. Edit: Whoops, missed Google and the Lizard People. And probably some others I'm not familiar with enough to know if they're jokes or not. (George Soros?) As...
by westrim
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 13939

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

It's been a long time since I flat out laughed at a comic. Enjoyed yes, but not taking lol literally.
by westrim
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 102899
Views: 23936203

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe it's not deep or duration based or anything, maybe it's another ubersized comic that he hasn't quite completed- so, wait for it.
by westrim
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 16606

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I first looked to see how big Christmas was going to be because I didn't think the 11th of September was an important date. I've forgotten years ago. I would suggest that you're probably in the distinct minority. Certainly in much of the western world, and obviously in the US in particular, it's a ...
by westrim
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 16606

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I'm not finding the image to be formatted very well. There are only a couple handfuls of dates that I can tell are different from the crowd. Plus, people have a point about some day having names rather than getting referred to by their numbers- Christmas would probably positively smash the others if...
by westrim
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 19366

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

I remember at the time thinking how damn weird that season was. Sure, the big storms were really big, but those are inevitable. To have so many for so long (and so many of high strength), now that was impressive to me. Seeing a hurricane in the news on New Years Day was surreal. Also, most of the co...
by westrim
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 44632

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

Randall, we don't all read the same things you do. Some of us aren't Americans, some aren't scientists, some aren't mathematicians, some aren't romantics, some aren't coders, etc. Yet somehow, most of your comics are still easily accessible even to people outside a given field, which is a good part ...
by westrim
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0983: "Privacy"
Replies: 70
Views: 13879

Re: 0983: "Privacy"

Had to deal with relatives this Thanksgiving, Randall?
by westrim
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 46660

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Oh Randall, you tease.
by westrim
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 27373

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

I find it interesting that almost all the comics have at least one, and usually several, replies that are along the lines of "I don't get it!" or " I disagree!" but when it's a programming comic, almost all the replies are equivalent to head nods, and even the I-though-it-meant c...
by westrim
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0972: "November"
Replies: 131
Views: 45518

Re: 0972: "November"

Jeez, there's a lot of nasty feelings in the thread today.
by westrim
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 26812

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Sockmonkey wrote:I've always thought it was kind of neat how the classic four elements match up perfectly with the four states of matter. Somehow nobody in the mainstream seems to have noticed.

Yeah, it's almost like the classics were based on observations! Imagine that! :roll:
by westrim
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 20382

Re: 0963: "X11"

*Reads thread.* *Hugs Windows laptop.*
by westrim
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 26197

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

In this forum thread, people assuming that their experience seeing/not seeing images in logos is the most legitimate one and anyone that doesn't conform is feeble minded/ on shrooms. One is noted below, but if I tried responding to all of them I'd be here an hour. As for the comic, it was innovative...
by westrim
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 20000

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

Sharing is no longer caring, it is monetizable!
by westrim
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0953: "1 to 10"
Replies: 138
Views: 27316

Re: 0953: "1 to 10"

sween64 wrote:What is a CS test?

It is an examination of your ability to use the arcane and highly technical process known as 'Google,' *does so* Would you look at that! The results are either medical stuff or classes regarding computer science! Which could it be?
by westrim
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 43116

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

I actually did this once, though far more fumbly and after they had already finished their comment. And they were saying that 1999 called, so I asked if he had warned them about 9/11 and the 2000 election. I have to say... that guy is *really fast* at his avoiding insults... I have to say... your po...
by westrim
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 17812

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

Questionable Content Response: Hi there, I'm Randy!

Real response: I haven't used a smartphone browser, is there a lack of cookies or something so some websites think you're a new person every time, even when navigating between different parts of the site?
by westrim
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 11682

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

Not in sane nations. Just because the US has moronic laws... People in glass houses with idiotic slander laws shouldn't throw stones. Also, our copyright laws are pretty okay, annoyingly long time periods not adjusted for the internet age aside. They need twerking, not trimming. Like the one below ...
by westrim
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0837: "Coupon Code"
Replies: 86
Views: 21979

Re: 0837: Coupon Code

wow, the alt text is a reference to the comic my avatar is from. Yes, a strip about internet shopping references an earlier strip about... internet shopping . What are the odds? Okay, less sarcastically and more on topic, how could a computer algorithm steal from a dead woman's house in 1987. Did i...
by westrim
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 21781

Re: Maybe it's just me, but:

I never heard of cliched movie quotes being called "one-liners." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-liner_joke http://www.thefreedictionary.com/One-liners And, yet, all sorts of netbloggers appear to use "one-liner" the way xkcd just did. Sigh That's because you're looking at Wiki...
by westrim
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 21781

Re: 0813: "One-Liners"

I know what you're thinking. "Did he send six emails or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I deleted my send log. But being as this is a version 0.44 spambot, the most powerful spambot in the world, and would blow your hard drive clean off, you've got to quer...
by westrim
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 21781

Re: 0813: One-Liners

I think that awesomeness is exactly why he believes it will never be said.
by westrim
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 21781

Re: 0813: One-Liners

Does he not type the text into a field with spell check first or something? I mean, the hand stylus written stuff in the comic I can understand, but the title text is typed.
by westrim
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 184
Views: 70705

Re: "Password Reuse" Discussion (#792)

Roses!
by westrim
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 15351

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

It's probably because I don't watch stand up comedy, but I don't get this one at all (and now your lives are all fuller for knowing that.)
by westrim
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 25941

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

My German aunt has the most awesome GPS, for the simple reason that the voice sounds like Schwarzenegger. Though the Japanese Wakamoto GPS is a close second
by westrim
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 17871

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

Wait - Rob? Someone in-panel being addressed by name!? Is this a first for non-celebrities on xkcd? No. Very no. Wait - Rob? Someone in-panel being addressed by name!? Is this a first for non-celebrities on xkcd? I swear to god, you people get more retarded with every comic... http://xkcd.com/746/ ...
by westrim
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 27572

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

Perhaps I'm just too tired to think or Caltrans (the Cal is key if you're tired) doesn't do this, or not being a driver I just haven't noticed. But aside from that, this is not the first time it seemed like Randall just banged out a comic at the last second. The Star Wars thing does not seem deliber...
by westrim
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 178
Views: 26529

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Well either you edited your post or F5 now has the power to magically change text, but either way it was substantially shortened. I'm not actually sure what it said before. BUT WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN. Oh me yarm CONSPIRACY! Chillax, it didn't matter and you didn't need to point it out ...
by westrim
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 35224

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

The solution to dilution is pollution!

Wait...
by westrim
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 16113

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

This is actually a great example of the previous comic (that is, media ignorance and over reliance on public opinion). Every bit of news media I've seen acts as though the vuvuzela has never been encountered before or is somehow unique to South Africa despite that being very not true. Long noisy hor...
by westrim
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 17972

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Well the current system is appalling for information. I've lost count of the number of times I've read a news article about a scientific paper, then read the paper only to find that the paper's conclusion has been mis-represented in the news article. It used to be that the role of the news was to r...
by westrim
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 17972

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Hey, if my ship is about to hit an iceberg, a snowcone shave ice sounds pretty darn good. I took about a two year hiatus from watching the news (mostly because my roommate is a rather far right libertarian, and hates when I watch CNN, just like I hate when he watches FOX) and was startled when I sta...
by westrim
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 19469

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#751)

It's probably because I really feel like sleeping right now, and that I didn't quite fully read it, but I don't entirely get it. I'll have to make sure I come back in the morning to read this over again. Is this a reference to Twister (which is a movie I didn't see), or does it really just not make...
by westrim
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 78
Views: 21469

Re: "Study" discussion

HI JOEE I can't remember where I read it, but there is a call out for people to be paid $80 for students to work out the best way to carry out a genital examination. I think I like that one better than losing a kidney. HI GLASNT It was on OCAU. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/03/2917028....

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