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by ctristan
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"
Replies: 28
Views: 10657

Re: What-If 0052: "Bouncy Balls"

I figured the Wikipedia link was referencing this from the page: Some species are noted for their high intelligence. At the 2012 meeting in Vancouver, Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the world's biggest science conference), support was reiterated for a cetacean bill ...
by ctristan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 25316

Re: 1181: "PGP"

Is there a joke I'm not getting? Time for google to tell me. The method described in the comic is NOT sufficient to verify that an email is authentic. However, in practice so few people use PGP that as soon as you see it, you know it's some crazy security-obsessed person and therefore legit. In oth...
by ctristan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 29111

Re: 1150: Instagram

The analogy would have worked better if Chad has instead said that he was going to be charging other people to let them use his stuff. Even if Instagram sells the image the user still has access to it. There are scripts that let you block the ads on Facebook and elsewhere. Do you block them? Or do y...
by ctristan
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51708

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Whenever someone says that a couple can be 2 or 3, I always imagine that when they're with their significant other and that person says "We're a couple" then that person either has or is planning to have a secret other relationship since they're using a word that they consider vague. The p...
by ctristan
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 60212

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

I think a lot of the people who don't get it or didn't find it funny just haven't seen many of the political "quizzes" that get passed around all the time. They're just as absurd as this one is, but unfortunately get accepted as political commentary, just like many people are mistaking thi...
by ctristan
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30824

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

I think the hatred over share buttons is more a symptom of a larger issue with most social networks in general, that they just consider everyone you add as a friend, whether you consider them a friend or not. When you have hundreds of "friends" then yes the spam can be overwhelming. If a f...
by ctristan
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41172

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Thank you for explaining the joke in the alt text, Randall. I would never get it otherwise. (NOTE: This is completely sarcastic) I don't think it's really explaining the joke so much as complaining about people who honk when he stops for a pedestrian on the street and giving a valid use for such a ...
by ctristan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54335

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Isn't this basically what happens at the beginning of The Dawn Treader anyway, only on a much larger scale and in reverse?
by ctristan
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87465

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

We get them a lot down in Phoenix, AZ as well. At least it seems more on the richer East side than the poorer West side. I don't really care about them, although a few are neat, for example sometimes they're skeletons or skull and crossbones. Haven't seen any geeky ones yet unfortunately. Also my wi...
by ctristan
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42676

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

Why does one need to be an OS "fanboy"? I personally use both Linux and Windows at home (separate computers), and at work I've used Linux, Mac, and Windows. I don't really have a preference, as long as I can do what I need to. I'm not really sure I understand why people are arguing over so...
by ctristan
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0686: "Admin Mourning"
Replies: 104
Views: 34487

Re: "Admin Mourning" Discussion

This sort of thing is why I'd like to have some way for my PC to detect my death, and upon that event, broadcast it to forums/IRC channels I frequent and my AIM/MSN buddies, and activate a web server sharing the entire hard drive. (Maybe some torrents too, in case it gets shut down for having a lar...
by ctristan
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 25477

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

My birthday is in May but my wife's birthday is on the 31st of December so her parents and immediate family just does her birthday presents on the same day as Christmas. She doesn't really have a problem with it. She still gets two cards with money from people, a Christmas present and a birthday pre...
by ctristan
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 24082

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

When I first read the comic I thought it said "Carl Sagat", and then I read the punchline and really didn't understand. Then I looked again and realized my mind somehow mixed up Carl Sagan with Bob Saget. :| Do you know how amazing it is that we've been to the moon? And we haven't been bac...
by ctristan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58251

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I've learned so much from this thread! For example, the sans vs sans-serif thing. Also I never noticed how the 'a' looked in most fonts, I just kind of mentally assumed they looked like written a's because I never bothered to look at it individually. I think that's a part of the reason I never under...

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