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by umop ap!sdn
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19898

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

So much for the permanent bases on Mars... At least the military's robot assassin technology arrived on time; we've had them since Bosnia. Pain rays are in the final stages of testing (i.e., seeing if it causes cancer). Tanks now have EMP pulses that destroy incoming missiles. Railguns are currentl...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19898

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

Quicksilver wrote:After reading the alt text, it made me think of Duke Nukem Forever.

Me too! :cry:

I've learned not to believe anyone about time frames, everyone goes over what they promise. If they happen to be close (or on the rare occasion ON TIME), I'm pleasantly surprised and leave it at that.
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0672: "Suggestions"
Replies: 90
Views: 22787

Re: "Suggestions" Discussion

CollegeHumor did it. http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1794382 That's not even the same joke--just commenting on the same feature. +1 to chocolate.razorblades. I did think the status updates were funnier than the actual comments made by the "you are a horrible friend" feature. For my RG...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 48267

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

And the scariest part of the 8 bit monster was it danced after it ate you That dance... I recall that dance all too well. *shudder* Stop talking about the Yeti already, it's only fuel for nightmares! Quick, someone talk about raptors or something less traumatizing! Yes, put me on the list of not kn...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 26647

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

The hammer is my penis.
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27535

Re: neuro-compatability

I enjoyed this one, was just having a discussion with a friend who recently upgraded his rig, wanting to know if he would be ok running "7" when it comes out. Also I love the idea of adding computer stuff to my body, seems like it would be a good idea. What's the worst that could happen? i...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86201

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Oh me yarm... I just realized these people were on the SAME TRAIN (of thought). http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/journal_2.png Damn late lunch*... I was thinking of this when I read the comic, then had to read every post to make sure I was the only clever one who saw this too. And I almost was. Curses! ...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43256

Re: "Free" Discussion

What gets to me is trans fat. EVERYTHING has "no trans fat!" Does trans fat even exist? What is it? I was thinking of this when I read the comic. "No - Made up, scary sounding stuff" Also thought of the Simpson's bit Marge is in the Kwik-E-Mart. Grabs a box of donuts. "Suga...
by umop ap!sdn
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21919

Re: "Tornado Hunter" - just trivia

VOF wrote:Two, do you know why vehicle motion is depicted by oval shaped tires?

I always associate fast motion with oval shapes because of Saturday morning cartoons.
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by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21919

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

I enjoyed the comic. Nice little twist on reality to interrupt my day. The posts here are quite good as well. Hot cheese all over the place! Did randy actually draw this? It looks... different. This is what I first thought. It seems a bit too thick and sloppy. Agreed, maybe he drew it while in a tor...
by umop ap!sdn
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24971

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

WRONG . The LHC probably will create a black hole. Just one that's 10 -34 m in diameter. And it wasn't created just to find the Higgs boson; that's just one of the high energy phenomena that might arise. Other shit that might happen is Grand Unification (the unification of the weak nuclear, strong ...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24971

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Now... the $158.00 question... is it worth the cash? Are there really any other DS games out there that are good enough to make the investment? No. I can't speak for Scribblenauts, but generally there are a few good games for DS (most of them are crap though or just bad rehashes of retro games), bu...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24971

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

My only disappointment with this game is that the time machine isn't a DeLorean. Prolly didn't have enough road to hit 88mph... so they went with the HG Wells Time Machine (looks like it anyway). Not a bad alternative as far as time machines go. Now... the $158.00 question... is it worth the cash? ...
by umop ap!sdn
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23252

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Coincidences on top of coincidences, I just came here to post this and this which I just found randomly today because TMBG had a facebook post about a separate video from "here comes science" and then watching that I saw the "I am a Paleontologist" video link (HOLY CRAP "he...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23252

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Amusing, did see the raptor reference coming, but, duh, it is a xkcd comic after all. I'd be worried about the frequent reader who did not see it coming. If she didn't break up with him after his comment, her comeback about making light of a velociraptor* in the house would have definitely ended thi...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 19013

Re: "Date" Discussion

But if they have a red-head on the second try, what happens to the first kid? Will he forever be treated the inferior of the two? The "Not what we wanted" kid? These are powerful forces we're dealing with. Well as long as they keep the receipt, it shouldn't be a problem. Interesting that ...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 38034

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

The comic was meh, the cheese was room temp, but I appreciated the humor. Maybe it's still because of the lack of sleep thing (as previously stated in a earlier post) but for some reason as I was reading the comments about testing for bot-ness all I could think of was: Robot #1: Administer the test....
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80341

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

[snip] since i do not use Wikipedia for porn.[/snip] For some reason I actually laughed out loud when I read this. I don't know what your tone was, but the tone I used for you was pretty funny. Like of all the sites out there... you needed to clarify Wikipedia is not your first choice. Or could be ...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80341

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Funny comic cause it's true! Ok... maybe not at a place as classy as a Friday's. But I've been to a Denny's where I'm sure there were some elicit things going on in the booth behind me. Sprocket, wasn't you by chance?!? :wink: Also the font used to label each item was a nice touch. I once wanted to ...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30432

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

ThemePark wrote:
umop ap!sdn wrote:...
BTW, cause I'm from '77 am I part of the Council of Elders? Does that mean I am subscribed to the news letter?

Yes, and yes.

Sweet, and sweet.

Sig fix'd 8)
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30432

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

I have traveled from 1977 to say this and 209 are very enjoyable comics. This one being a bit more subtle, It did take me a while, but as stated I'm not from your time so cut me a break.

BTW, cause I'm from '77 am I part of the Council of Elders? Does that mean I am subscribed to the news letter?
by umop ap!sdn
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56305

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Well I got the call this morning... I'm in the car on the way to work. my mom "My computer isn't working." me "What's it not doing?" mom "Turning on." me "Ok..." mom "How do I fix it?" me "Is it plugged in?" mom "Duh, yea." me &qu...
by umop ap!sdn
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56305

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Hey so guys, I have a problem. I can't see today's comic. Every time I go to the main page, all I see is this boring flowchart telling me how to do tech support or something. Can someone tell me how to get to the real comic? Please hurry... I want to read xkcd So you didn't follow the flow chart th...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56305

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

The only saving grace with releasing this comic is the people we help out with computer "problems" will not get 99% of the comics here, so the chances of them figuring out our secret are slim to none. To the people who keep saying they are going to make this into the desktop background for...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 35371

Re: "Collections" Discussion

I love it, if there is any stick person that could be me it would be that girl... if she was a guy because I have too many existential crises (And for all you grammar Nazis that is the correct plural form of crisis) :mrgreen: Someone needs to make a facebook quiz for which xkcd person are you! Haha...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 35371

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Yes, you need to embed the comic image, post the permanent link, include the alt text, and then start the thread off with some commentary of your own. And the title must be "' comic name ' discussion". Tonight the first thread up was formatted wrong initially, then the other one went up b...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 42959

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

I would practically wet my pants while thinking about playing this game as a seven-year-old. First game I truly loved. Practically?!? Oh wait... :oops: I'm glad someone else thinks this game exists. I was talking about it a while ago to a few friends that just looked at me like I was nuts. I convin...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 42959

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

And was I the only one who gave the children swear words for names? NO! A classmate would get sent to the principals office every "Computer Lab Day" After the first few times he wasn't allowed to go. Another fun thing we would do, name the characters after friends in class, then make fun ...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31638

Re: "Superlative" discussion

I didn't know about the commercial, so I thought it was a parody of online dating sites, where the typical woman's profile reads, "I'm looking for what every other woman on here wants. Honesty, a sence [sic] of humour and a man who can make me laugh. I'm funny, love long walks on the beach, NA...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 26338

Re: "Lease" Discussion

Heh. Just wait until you realize your parents had exactly the same thoughts. Few moments in my life were scarier than realizing that my best role-models were not the calm, uber-competent, earth-bound astronauts they appeared to be; and were, in fact, making it up as they went along. :shock: I have ...
by umop ap!sdn
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0615: "Avoidance"
Replies: 75
Views: 16351

Re: "Avoidance" Discussion

A friend of mine would have a very clever way of pissing people off... "This is Steve, leave a message." [beep] "... no not that one..." [beep] "... nope... oh wait I think this one is it" [beep] "... I was wrong" etc This would go on for a while... and the ra...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 32120

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

This comic made me go... Ha-ha-ha-HAA-ha!

Spoiler:
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*AHEM*... thank you!
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32569

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

But I suck at chess too... :cry: Also: There is no "iddqd" for love. And up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start is still illegal in at least 23 states. There's your problem, you need a "Select" in there for the two player mode. Sounds like you are just playing ...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43843

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

...We really are useless, as a gender. They still need someone to open jars for them... Hopefully... :( Pandora managed it just fine. And just so that I don't get a dozen people correcting me, it was a jar in the original Greek. It wasn't until the renaissance that it was changed to "box"...
by umop ap!sdn
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43843

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

In your dreams. I see what you did there... :wink: Hate to burst everyone's bubble, but this isn't the 600th, it's the 599th. Comic 404 is the "file not found" page. http://xkcd.com/404/ REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE 600th COMIC . Also, am I the only person here who is infinitely repulsed by th...
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 57284

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

apocalypse eh? good that means Starcraft 2 should be out in another week or so. Not quite: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And lo, Duke Nukem didst speak, "...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 27382

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

Seriously, when you read a book or something, you don't assign voices and whatnot to your characters? Of course not. I just perceive the words; there is no corresponding perception of voice or sound. The voices only come in if I take my eyes off the page and begin an imaginary and non-canon convers...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 27382

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

sje46 wrote:HOLY CHRIST WHAT IS SHE DOING TO HIS HEAD
~Long post~
Not cool, not funny, not a good comic.


Get out of my head sje46.
Oh god... what did I just say?!?

I did like this one, as the cherry stem trick is sexy. Assuming she doesn't make dumb faces when she is attempting it.
by umop ap!sdn
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0593: "Voynich Manuscript"
Replies: 111
Views: 37805

Re: "Voynich Manuscript" Discussion

Maybe the Volynich Manuscript was actually written by a time traveler from the future. Humanity forgets about the book until it is found again in 1000 years. They realize it's written in Nuevo Englacia, the common tongue of the 31st century, and that it is actually a guy complaining about getting s...
by umop ap!sdn
Wed May 27, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0589: "Designated Drivers"
Replies: 101
Views: 21588

Re: "Designated Drivers" Discussion

Cecilff2 wrote:
sje46 wrote:X=29


This is an interesting alphabet and I would like to know more.


Works regardless of alphabet you use (ok not ALL of them...):
R=18
B=2
X=24
R+B+X=44

S=19
J=10
E=5
4=4
6=6
S+J+E+4+6= *DOUBLE GASP*

... just sayin'

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