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by asdfzxc
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 15377

Re: 1401: "New"

So that's what happened to the skul gun...
by asdfzxc
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1332: "Slippery Slope"
Replies: 119
Views: 22497

1332: "Slippery Slope"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/slippery_slope.png Alt-text: "Sure, taking a few seconds to be respectful toward someone about something they care about doesn't sound hard. But if you talk to hundreds of people every day and they all start expecting that same consideration, it could potentially ad...
by asdfzxc
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 28739

1275: "int(pi)"

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Alt-text: "If replacing all the '3's doesn't fix your code, remove the 4s, too, with 'ceiling(pi) / floor(pi) * pi * r^floor(pi)'. Mmm, floor pie."

I'll have to remember that one.
by asdfzxc
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 33327

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

Every now and then Google image search gives me a PNG with some ridiculously long URL ending in either .php or a /. I do not have any idea how the hell Firefox (or Windows, for that matter) even identifies it as an image.

Also, that's a ç in the file name.
by asdfzxc
Wed May 08, 2013 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1209:"Encoding"
Replies: 52
Views: 11203

Re: 1209:"Encoding"

Red Hal wrote:...and by slacking off you mean "producing at least one drawing every hour for the time thread, new comics three times a week, researching for a weekly what-if, and holding down a day job"?

xkcd is his day job.
by asdfzxc
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1177: "Time Robot"
Replies: 51
Views: 11000

Re: 1177: "Time Robot"

The mental image of Sarah Connor carving that whole alt-text into a hunk of wood made me chuckle.
by asdfzxc
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 58434

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Protected within an hour of the comic being posted.

Impressive.
by asdfzxc
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 36581

Re: 1166: "Argument"

Come on now Randall. Trolling a pseudoscience board is akin to literally stealing candy from a baby.
by asdfzxc
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29036

1163: "Debugger"

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Alt-text: "It can take a site a while to figure out that there's a problem with their 'report a bug' form."

I can tell already that this thread is going to go straight to hell.
by asdfzxc
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1152: "Communion"
Replies: 124
Views: 24197

1152: "Communion"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/communion.png Alt-text: The local police, growing increasingly concerned about this church, ask parishoners to take a sip of wine and then spit it back out for DNA testing. It's blood, and it matches a 1970s murder victim. Wait, there are normal people between the ages o...
by asdfzxc
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1151: "Tests"
Replies: 24
Views: 10035

1151: "Tests"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/tests.png Alt-text: In fact, of the boxes is full of Staphylococcus. The wrapping paper is coated in E. coli, though, so it's an understandable mistake. You know, we should really stop accepting gifts from that guy. This required a Wikipedia visit for me to understand fu...
by asdfzxc
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 69781

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

...Good question.
by asdfzxc
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 21605

1138: "Heatmap"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/heatmap.png Alt-text: There are also a lot of global versions of this map showing traffic to English-language websites which are indistinguishable from maps of the location of internet users who are native English speakers. I don't want to think about the implications of...
by asdfzxc
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1137: "LTR/RTL"
Replies: 63
Views: 25292

Re: 1137: "LTR/RTL"

Here's the isolated RTL character:
[‮[
It's between the two brackets. Copy to where you want it, delete the brackets, enjoy.
by asdfzxc
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 30510

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

sardia wrote:At first I thought this was a bad joke about how all metals come from the heart of other stars. Does this mean that metal mined from asteroids is too impure to forge into a sword?

Not sure about asteroids, but IIRC meteoric iron is actually a bit harder than natural iron due to its impurities.
by asdfzxc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 33705

1103: "Nine"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/nine.png Alt-text: "FYI: If you get curious and start trying to calculate the time adjustment function that minimizes the gap between the most-used and least-used digit (for a representative sample of common cook times) without without altering any time by more than...
by asdfzxc
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1099: "Tuesdays"
Replies: 71
Views: 17754

Re: 1099: "Tuesdays"

Next week's what-if: What happens when you spill that bottomless drink?
by asdfzxc
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 19271

1098: "Star Ratings"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/star_ratings.png Alt-text: I got lost and wandered into the world's creepiest cemetery, where the headstones just had names and star ratings. Freaked me out. When I got home I tried to leave the cemetery a bad review on Yelp, but as my hand hovered over the 'one star' bu...
by asdfzxc
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 24267

1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

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Alt-text: Blatantly banking on customers not understanding that it's like a Hollywood studio advertising that their new movie was 'watched by Roger Ebert'.

Reminded me of http://xkcd.com/641/.
by asdfzxc
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 29141

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

Quicksilver wrote:You're wrong Randall. There's always a bottom of subcultures. It's called "4Chan"

4chan is right between Something Awful and Reddit on the food chain.
by asdfzxc
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 29141

1095: "Crazy Straws"

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Alt-text: The new crowd is heavily shaped by this guy named Eric, who's basically the Paris Hilton of the amateur plastic crazy straw design world.

The sad part about this is that all my real-world friends probably see me this way. :(
by asdfzxc
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24964

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

I'm glad I'm not the only one

also I will always be 5 seconds too late with the thread
by asdfzxc
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 16305

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

If only.
by asdfzxc
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 51656

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

Can somebody explain what's going on in the third panel? No. Which is the point, actually. But can you explain why it can't be explained? 'cause that's what I need explained. Slightly more nontechnical explanation than the ninjas: It's like... well, in this specific example it's like a turducken, e...
by asdfzxc
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 51656

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

Can somebody explain what's going on in the third panel?
by asdfzxc
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 26052

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

The forum button seems to have vanished again... Yeah, it's been like that since yesterday. Did lolspeak ever have anything to do with saving characters? Yeah, back in the 90's and early 00's when everybody still used text chat. Grammar generally tends to go to hell when there's 30 people in the ro...
by asdfzxc
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 81347

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

Yoda's "size matters not" line implies that his lifting power is massive, possibly even infinite, so it's pretty futile to try to accurately measure it.

The Emperor's lightning is fair game though.
by asdfzxc
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30948

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Something about visual clarity. Comic 1080(p). Anyone else notice this? Son of a... A real stopping of time is probably the best way to describe this awkward situation of two threads for the same comic apparently started at the same time, but I am posing here because it was apparently a few seconds...
by asdfzxc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 59334

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

I still don't get it. Why pick Charlie Bucket? Is it in any way related to the discussion of Anne Romney as Mitt's "golden ticket"? (http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/04/06/150071819/s-c-gov-haley-ann-romney-is-mitts-golden-ticket) [PS. I'm in the same situation as Mattisthe1] ...
by asdfzxc
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 91
Views: 31061

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

Mother of god.
by asdfzxc
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 39583

Re: 1032: "Networking"

xkcd wrote:Connr Clark

Not sure if typo, or just douchebag.
by asdfzxc
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 32950

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

scalziand wrote:Wait Wait Don't taze me






...bro

Beat me to it.

I can honestly say I have never heard of this person.
by asdfzxc
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0972: "November"
Replies: 131
Views: 56455

Re: 0972: "November"

Also, December is Eye Awareness Month.
by asdfzxc
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43076

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

My first thought was that the title of the comic was a super-meta reference to how Randal accidentally posted one of his filler comics in place of the update last night.
by asdfzxc
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: #### "Five-Minute Comics: Part 4"
Replies: 22
Views: 6937

Re: 0940: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 4"

So is that the comic for today? I'm confused now.
by asdfzxc
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0934: "Mac/PC"
Replies: 157
Views: 36512

0934: "Mac/PC"

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Alt text: "It's fun to watch browsers fumblingly recapitulate the history of window management. Someday we'll have xmonad as a Firefox extension."

And they still both beat Linux... OH GOD WHY AM I ON FIRE
by asdfzxc
Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184434

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

If you don't reach Philosophy, you'll almost certainly reach the Mathematics loop.
by asdfzxc
Sat May 14, 2011 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 20230

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

I've heard this joke before, but with General Dynamics (the company that, until a few years ago, produced just about every single tank and plane in the US military) at the top and the conventional military below the president.
by asdfzxc
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84122

Re: 0882: "Significant"

Damn it now I'm playing Minecraft and I can't put it down

Curse you Randall
by asdfzxc
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 58300

Re: 0859: "("


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