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by Bobsama
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 10048

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

Hilarious, 'cause it is! Screw politically correct--have fun!!
by Bobsama
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 21447

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

When I rewire the motion-activated lights & their sensors, I'll be making sure that the lights turn on well ahead of me instead of after I stumble on the stairs.
by Bobsama
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 70199

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

If I had a time machine, I'd probably pull a back-to-the-future and give myself winning lottery numbers & investment advice. And then I'd come back as if nothing happened, stepping out of my time machine a minute later as though it was just a regular phone booth. Wouldn't do for my friend to sus...
by Bobsama
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27430

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Orion should probably be renamed Elvis.
by Bobsama
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86089

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

If I have a big file transfer, I either torrent it or try something like Dropbox. The former is far more flexible while the latter does have a web-based UI. Works decently but yeah having to register can suck. Otherwise, I often use the email-it-to-yourself/them method which works pretty well if you...
by Bobsama
Wed May 25, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187031

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

16 clicks from "List of ATI GPUs". 17 clicks from "Bitcoin". 19 clicks from "Margo Timmins". Once you hit "Science" it's all over. What happens if you hit Wiktionary first? Does that mean you win? (Start from "Mutual Fund".) BTW: 25 clicks from "...
by Bobsama
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30550

Re: 0890: Etymology

The whole Kessel Run thing is the canonical example of why I hate the Expanded Universe. Their explanation is complex, unlikely, and to be frank, still doesn't make much sense if you think about it too hard. I much prefer the explanation where Han was trying to dazzle the local yokels with a bit of...
by Bobsama
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0874: "Time Management"
Replies: 56
Views: 14724

Re: 0874: "Time Management"

Schedule: 8:00AM: Wake up 8:20AM-8:45AM: Shower & clothes 8:50-9:10AM: Bus 9:20AM: Corporate Finance class 11:30AM: Fixed Income Analysis class (or Strategic Management class) 1:40PM: Process & Quality Management class 3:30-5:50PM: Hang out in the middle of the city 6:00PM: Real Estate class...
by Bobsama
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27121

0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

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Alt text: "The wolves thin the RAID arrays, removing the slowest and weakest disks to keep the average seek speed high."

Girl in ANY class wearing my shirt...
by Bobsama
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42391

"Physicists" Discussion (#793)

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Alt-text: If you need some help with the math, let me know, but that should be enough to get you started! Huh? No, I don't need to read your thesis, I can imagine roughly what it says.

I hate when I see tags randomly.
by Bobsama
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91971

0792: "Password Reuse"

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Alt-text: It'll be hilarious the first few times this happens.

I think it's a better comic than Friday.
by Bobsama
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

Music is like candy: you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it.
by Bobsama
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

Semi-relatedly, alarm clock noises from televisions, etc., freak me way the fuck out. Fear of school, I suppose. I find telephone rings or police sirens to be much worse. I've actually received phone calls while listening to something like that. The best way to freak people out is to mix them low b...
by Bobsama
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

There's a song that always finds it's way into Banshee's shuffle, and in it there's buzzing for a few seconds, and every damn time I think a phone's going off on vibrate. Also, I hate most radio stations here. Half the time they seem to use pre-recorded conversations, too. Once I started to hear th...
by Bobsama
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Semi-relatedly, alarm clock noises from televisions, etc., freak me way the fuck out. Fear of school, I suppose.

I find telephone rings or police sirens to be much worse. I've actually received phone calls while listening to something like that.
by Bobsama
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

I'll comment here. I was going to attempt to make a discussion but the alt text was too long. I thought the comic was going elsewhere but I smiled. I hate hearing the same song on the radio 3 times on a short drive. Most stations are top-20/40/60/100 stations it seems. It's annoying in that you can...
by Bobsama
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25177

0780: "Sample"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sample.png Alt: There are two or three songs out there with beeps in the chorus that sound exactly like the clock radio alarm I had in high school, and hearing it makes me think my life since junior year has been a dream I'm about to wake up from. http://xkcd.com/780/ I ...
by Bobsama
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25914

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

Randall, here's a protip for you: Being unable to think of something funny for a comic does NOT give you an excuse for writing down whatever jumble of thoughts is in your head. There's just so much wrong with this comic. Really, it's alright to work on your comic BEFORE 11:55 at night. Please try i...
by Bobsama
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40454

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

elrunethe2nd wrote:This is a brilliant comic, and I really want to send it to every staff member of my goddamn university right damn now.

If only I could find their emails!!!
by Bobsama
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40556

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

The keyboard is mightier than the sword! Except for in a sword fight, in which case an IBM Model M is mightier than a sword!
by Bobsama
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40556

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

First.

I wonder what will happen with slang.
by Bobsama
Sat May 08, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Compare Size!
Replies: 47
Views: 7993

Re: Let's Compare Size!

Ok so 198 albums from 46 artists, taking up 63.49GB on my hard drive. Not THAT much music, but I think I need to buy a 2TB hard drive just for music & anime.
by Bobsama
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28714

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

Fantastic. I'm looking forward to a movie whose first 5 minutes have absolutely nothing to do with the plot.
by Bobsama
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 37722

Re: "MicroSD" Discussion

I feel as though fitting the entire iTunes catalog inside a soda/pop/coke can is indicative of the need to increase the quality of the sound files they store... We have space now :lol: The reason that iTunes and other services are still so stuck on MP3 or ACC is because not everyone has access to a...
by Bobsama
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 42693

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

Randall should have saved this comic for #631. That's the next prime number, after all.

Raptor Jesus wrote:This is a haiku
Just Japanese poetry
Go buy a Honda


5, 7, and 5 for a haiku.
by Bobsama
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 29393

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

Sounds like overclocking. You're doing it wrong (or not doing it enough) if nothing ever gets fried. --Killed a PSU and motherboard the other day --Lost a hard drive too --Have spent more money on cooling my processor then the processor was bought for (and twice as much as it's now worth!) Yet you h...
by Bobsama
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28653

Re: "Form" discussion

So wait I wasn't supposed to trick the scantron into thinking my test was the answer key? :shock: :x
by Bobsama
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30589

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

I prefer dabbling in design/engineering to mathematics. Then again, I'm sort of afraid of taking precalc/calc. And then there's the fact that I'm a sophomore in college already. Though yeah, that sequence happens to me every so often. The highest I ever got counting prime numbers was in the 70s or 8...

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