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by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 159806

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

I think the last letter is even harder to make out, for years I thought it was a p. Oh wow, I never noticed that! I guess I was so hung up on the weird D/G thing that I never really even looked at the end! I just always assumed that it was a p, and it wasn't until I read your comment that I realize...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 141623

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Holy crap, people are still posting on this thread? I don't think I've ever seen a 15 page thread on here before. Although considering the subject matter, I shouldn't be surprised. It's just that the majority of posters usually seem to lose interest within 6 to 12 hours of the original post.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 96
Views: 23201

Re: "All the Girls" 770

She's like a foot shorter than him.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 24697

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I don't know about the Kierkegaard reference, or the Existentialist reference, but when I read it I couldn't help but think of Tim O'Briens The Things They Carried , specifically the story Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong , though the girl in that story is a Mary Anne, not a Cordelia. By the existen...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 47160

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

You got yours up first because I waited for the alt text to appear before posting... :P Me too. I thought it was a glitch on m.xkcd.com (which reloads faster :D) Wow, really? There's a MOBILE site? Geez. I went through all the trouble of evaluating different xkcd apps for nothing. :( EDIT: Why does...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 20278

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

Thing is today, if you're the right people, destroying books on the Kindle is much easier and more thorough than traditional book burning. Most who care know about this but I'll post a link anyway: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/amazon-sold-pirated-books-raided-some-kindles.ars Wow...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 20278

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

Fahrenheit 451? Or . . . whatever temperature a Kindle catches on fire at?
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 82419

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Doodle77 wrote:Anyone who gets the arena joke is definitely a nerd.


Someone fill me in.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 82419

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Ah, but does it have the kitchen sink? ;P
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0031: "Barrel - Part 5"
Replies: 7
Views: 3610

Re: "Barrel - Part 5" Discussion

kittenmorag wrote:I don't know if it was just me, but I immediately thought of this comic when I saw the comic about Spirit.

=^..^=


Me too! And all the other barrel kid comics.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 25163

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

I saw Avatar just today. What a terrible movie. It's like one big, giant Hollywood cliche. At least it was pretty.

Anyway, yeah, I saw it by myself. . . and there's nothing wrong with that!
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 18147

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

This is why I love having my birthday in June. It's like a pit stop before Christmas. Since the two days are about as far as possible from each other I don't have to worry about this. What I don't get for Christmas I get for my Birthday and vice versa! Well, in theory, anyway. In reality my family's...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 17322

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

Does anyone else always imagine the beret guy with a French accent?

Anyway I liked this one, although beret buy seemed a bit out of character when he knocked them down . . . but he got back into it when in the last panel, lol.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 24848

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH, you know what? I was massively confused the first time I saw this, but looking at it now, hours later, I get it. Haha. It makes sense.

EDIT: Or maybe he changed it, possibly, since last I saw it? ;D
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 37539

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

Holy shit . . . holy shit. I friggen remember this game! HOLY SHIT! The last time I saw this was when I was, like, what -- 6, 7, 8 years old, tops! I've been thinking about this lately, wondering if I'd ever see it again, trying to remember the name for it . . . I didn't even know it had some appare...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 20490

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

Get out of my head Randel!! My wife and I live in a medium sized condo in Brooklyn (go Brooklyn, go Brooklyn) and we share a wall in our walk up with our nice neighbors. Our homes are mirror images. We decided the next time they go on vacation (they ask us to watch the cat for them) that we would k...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 18995

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

If you wish to catch a thief... you must first... invent, the universe! It took a while for the full implication of: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch , you must first invent the Universe." to sink in with me. It is not a nonsensical statement. It is a literal statement of fa...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 12590

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

Wow, I love the alt-text.

(And shuddup, it is alt-text, not title text. :) )
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 47699

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I'm sixteen, and I believe I was in third grade when 9/11 happened. I still remember it quite clearly, it's not something one forgets -- especially when everyone's all like, "Never forget". I also remember a lot of old movies because my grandma had old Disney movies that I'd watch. My favo...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 22908

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

My boss once observed, "It is possible to travel through time, but only in one direction, and at a constant speed." I'm not sure that's exactly true. Didn't Einstein say that time is relative? His theory was that the only thing that is constant is the speed of light, and that everything a...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 45802

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

I predicted the alt-text after seeing the last panel The alt text is quite predictable; it's the same as the title, always. You're confusing it with the title text. Alt = alternative, title = hover. ;) This is something that has always confused me. When I was learning html, it was the [title] that ...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 25786

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

Also, just like to say that Linux has too many shortcomings to overcome Windows or Mac OS X just yet, but I'm rooting for it. Sounds kinda cool, but I tried it and found it kind of inconvenient right now.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 25786

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

plin25 wrote:At first, I misread "4,096" as "4,0%" and was utterly confused.


Me too, I just came here to understand that. I was like, what is that? A 4% CPU?
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 18970

Re: "Lease" Discussion

seventoes wrote:You had to make this comic right as I get my first bank account. Also... a checkbook. I feel 40 when I hold it.


People still use checkbooks?
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 18970

Re: "Lease" Discussion

First page again!

EDIT: Now that I've secured my first page status, my actual comment. ;]

I hope I grow up like that! Love, love, love Legos. I only wish real life people could live like XKCD characters; the world would be so much more fun, and probaly bouncier!
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 104
Views: 18406

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

First page for the second time! And again, I have nothign to add except the generic, "I feel bad, but I do the exact same thing sometimes" comment. Man, this sucks.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 53417

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

This comic is pretty inaccurate. I can play Portal on a Celeron D, the game was designed from the start for low end computers and high end so there was no excuse to have not played the game. Lies. My one year old Dual-Core laptop runs it like shit. Then again, integrated graphics. But still! Portal...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 22115

Re: "2038" Discussion

Finally on first page! But I don't know what this is . . .
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 21010

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

This is the first time I've ever gotten on the second page. There's usually already a third or fourth page by the time I log in. Huh.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 36495

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

aleflamedyud wrote:
Nicole88 wrote:Silly, Randall.
Women would not buy android boyfriends.
Just bigger and faster vibrators.

Can a vibrator cook you dinner ;-)? Go rock-climbing? Kill anyone who bothers you with his bare hands? I think not.


Mine can.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 36495

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

Kain wrote:I... I... but...

to paraphrase "I Robot" badly: You have robots making robots? That just aint smart.


I think it's, "now that's just stupid."
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 48420

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

Also, on another note, I am thoroughly surprised at how many people who read this comic have a Erdos or Bacon number lower than 10 . . . or, for that matter, lower than 100. It's weird for me to think of you guys as people I've seem in movies or who co-authored a paper with a famous mathematician. S...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 48420

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

JoshuaZ wrote:I don't think one can reasonably assign a Erdos number of -1 as having any meaning. Erdos numbers reflect distance from Erdos on the graph of all collaborators. There's no way to get a distance of -1.


How about God?
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0599: "Apocalypse"
Replies: 158
Views: 48420

Re: "Apocalypse" Discussion

Okay, so I know what an Erdos-Bacon number is (without having to look it up! *pats self on back*), but I'm still clueless on why he's trying to get everyone to have one before the world ends. And according to Wikipedia, there's some guy called Daniel Kleitman who's Erdos-Bacon number is 3, which is ...
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sun May 17, 2009 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0052: "Secret Worlds"
Replies: 29
Views: 7066

Re: "Secret Worlds" Discussion

dennisw wrote:See the Four Color Theorem. The comic uses five.


Neat. I never knew there was a name for it. Although whenever I color like that, I also like to make sure they don't share any borders or points.
by HighSpeedFallingObjects
Sun May 17, 2009 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0052: "Secret Worlds"
Replies: 29
Views: 7066

0052: "Secret Worlds"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/secret_worlds.jpg Link: http://xkcd.com/52/ Alt-text: No two adjacent circles are the same color. It's the alt-text that made me want to post this; I use that same coloring technique, as I'm sure a lot of people here do. Finally registered an account after having been lu...

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