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by nigenet
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1647: Diacritics
Replies: 82
Views: 12018

Re: 1647: Diacritics

This is so much easier over here in the UK...

"Attached please find my CV" :D
by nigenet
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 14288

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

This did remind me of the classic IT Crowd Go To Watch A Football Match moment :-)

Image
by nigenet
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 14222

Re: 1590: "The Source"

Trickster wrote:Also:

I don't get it.</catchlights>


Sorry, it's a reference to XKCD 1134: Logic Boat :-)
by nigenet
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 14222

Re: 1590: "The Source"

Next frame, the wolf we keep in the cellar switches the high-pitch hum generator back on.
Title text: "... and why have we still got a wolf?" :-)
by nigenet
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 17901

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

If he is 'The Doctor' he'll just whip out his Sonic Screwdriver, discover a convenient and entirely appropriate new setting, and get out of extreme danger that way. Sonic screwdriver? The Doctor doesn't do sonic screwdrivers any more. Sunglasses are the future apparently. http://www.digitalspy.co.u...
by nigenet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"
Replies: 50
Views: 10748

Re: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"

"What is your greatest strength?"
"I can change the matrix as I see fit"
by nigenet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"
Replies: 50
Views: 10748

Re: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
"Sorry, just to clarify, is that 5 years in the future or 5 years in the past?" *adjusts bow tie*

.....


"What is your greatest weakness?"
"Everything I say is a lie"
by nigenet
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:39 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 44116

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

rpgamer wrote:My old physics professor was proud.


Personally, I would use this in my sig (if it applied to me) :)
by nigenet
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:38 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 44116

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/136/ Why did Firefox ditch the "automatically load images" option? I don't mind surfing on spider-related topics as long as I can turn images off. They seem to have moved it into a per-site option which is rather odd and annoying. Right-click menu->View page info->...
by nigenet
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 44116

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

No mention of red spiders? Was the counter-red-spider offensive a success then? :)
by nigenet
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1439: "Rack Unit"
Replies: 63
Views: 20286

Re: 1439: Rack Unit

Story wrote:What I'm wondering is how he managed to get past security in the first place.

It's Black Hat Guy. It's probably best not to ask... ;-)
by nigenet
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1438: "Houston"
Replies: 58
Views: 20901

Re: 1438: "Houston"

"You are having a bad problem and you will not come back from space today"
by nigenet
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 21198

Re: 1429: Data

...when referring to the android [ahem] As Data so frequently reminds us, the preferred term is "Artificial Lifeform"... :P Data was quite happy to refer to himself as an android. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001459/quotes has plenty of references of him saying "I am an android&q...
by nigenet
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 15395

Re: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"

Slightly disappointed that the Dorothy quote wasn't "Toto, I've a feeling we're not going to space today" :-)
by nigenet
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1425: "Tasks"
Replies: 85
Views: 26433

Re: 1425: "Tasks"

"Stupid app keeps adding my photographs of velociraptors to the 'Birds In Yosemite National Park' Flickr group..."
by nigenet
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28218

Re: 1418: "Horse"

"The horse is strong in this one" :D
by nigenet
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 20211

Re: 1393: Timeghost

Djehutynakht wrote:My god... World War 1 was a hundred years ago. How time flies.

Not all of it. In fact some of it was only 96 years ago :-)
by nigenet
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 20211

Re: 1393: Timeghost

PinkShinyRose wrote:
nigenet wrote:
Xenomortis wrote:The World Wide Web is about the same age as me.
MS Windows is five years older than me.

Wait, you were born in 1990 or 1980? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows

How did you get to 1980?

By not drinking enough coffee before doing simple maths ;-)
by nigenet
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 20211

Re: 1393: Timeghost

The World Wide Web is about the same age as me. MS Windows is five years older than me. Wait, you were born in 1990 or 1980? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows Internet != World Wide Web Sorry, I was working the numbers the wrong way round and thought you meant you were 5 years older th...
by nigenet
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 20211

Re: 1393: Timeghost

Xenomortis wrote:The World Wide Web is about the same age as me.
MS Windows is five years older than me.

Wait, you were born in 1990 or 1980? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows
by nigenet
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 38278

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

Klear wrote:So... anybody still thinks Pluto should be a planet? =P

Well, it seems to have a larger solid surface area than Jupiter... ;-)
by nigenet
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"
Replies: 51
Views: 21442

Re: What-If 0102: Keyboard Power

Maybe I'm missing something, but if one keystroke is enough to lift one squirrel the height of 4 sheets of paper, and say 1 million keystrokes in a novel, isn't that enough energy to lift the squirrel the height of 4 million sheets of paper? That's 8000 reams (of 500 sheets per ream), so if we have ...
by nigenet
Wed May 07, 2014 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28786

Re: 1365: "Inflation"

Dr. Gamera wrote:And all the world is football-shaped // It's just for me to kick in space.


Different shaped football though ;-)
by nigenet
Fri May 02, 2014 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"
Replies: 78
Views: 29825

Re: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"

Image

Can't believe Randall didn't add this sticker :D
by nigenet
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"
Replies: 17
Views: 8620

Re: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"

While we have a permanently crewed Internation Space Station, I suppose it is now very difficult for anyone to be more than approx 270 miles from another human for very long...
by nigenet
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 39581

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Arancaytar wrote:Is the girl levitating?

Because if enlightenment allows you to do that, I'd be willing to make a few spelling msitakes.


Those who would give up essential grammar for a little levitation deserve neither grammar nor levitation
by nigenet
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:27 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 29741

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

But an eclipse isn't the sun setting, it just goes dark for a bit
by nigenet
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26545

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

Gargravarr wrote:Play with me Daddy, forever and ever and ever and... until StackOverflowError

Luckily, the code won't even compile. ALLCAPS is not valid java.


Where does it say this is java? Could be a previously unencountered object-oriented version of COBOL... ;-)
by nigenet
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:47 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 82045

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

In A New Hope, Obi Wan tells Darth "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine"

So presumably a dead jedi can provide much more power than a live one?
by nigenet
Wed May 23, 2012 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20506

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

Will there be prints of this comic available in the XKCD store? Then we can have some fresh prints of Bel-Air...
by nigenet
Fri May 18, 2012 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 47201

Re: 1057: "Klout"

I think the plan may have a flaw - to wit: can you still get into trouble for punching someone if they don't press charges? IANAL, but possibly affray or public order offence (In UK that is, more specifically England & Wales) "I always hear 'punch me in the face' when you're speaking, but ...
by nigenet
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: 929: "Speculation"

Dinoguy1000 wrote:Speaking of, where was he keeping that crossbow? Stick figures don't have the girth to hide something like that... o_O


He kept it in his desk drawer, obviously ;-) http://xkcd.com/564
by nigenet
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 39325

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

The Free Man wrote:I'm disappointed by the lack of Velociraptor tracks. I'm sure we all know what they look like but a refresher would have been nice.

No point... If you can see them, it's already too late ;)
by nigenet
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Songs in Code
Replies: 33
Views: 6423

Re: Songs in Code

Code: Select all

switch(stayOrGo)
{
   case STAY:
      troubleLevel = 1;
      break;
   case GO:
      troubleLevel = 2;
      break;
}
by nigenet
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Songs in Code
Replies: 33
Views: 6423

Re: Songs in Code

Code: Select all

if(self.getSexinessLevel() > shirt.getSexinessLimit())
{
    self.setSensation("hurts");
}
by nigenet
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 27249

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something. This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong... Just googled for watergate shampoo. This thread was on the first page! How very cyclical...

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