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by Paulmichael
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 2244

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

Heh, today's title text has an almost identical ending as today's SMBC: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-problem
by Paulmichael
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 6496

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

I'll never forget the combination for DeepFreeze, a software used to lock down the hard drive: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X+F6.
by Paulmichael
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1573: "Cyberintelligence"
Replies: 31
Views: 6653

1573: "Cyberintelligence"

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title="We had gathered that raw information, but had yet to put it all together."

That title text pretty much sums up the NSA in a nutshell.
by Paulmichael
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 16736

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

So happy to see the LittleBigPlanet entry!
by Paulmichael
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 35103

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

Where's Kobe Bryant on that first chart? I'm not a huge fan, it's just that he was a huge force up until a couple of years ago. It'd be interesting to see where his line was when it was he and Shaq on the Lakers.
by Paulmichael
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1342: "Ancient Stars"
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: 1342: "Ancient Stars"

Actually, given that the light to leave even our own sun is, on average, thousands of years old (NASA) when it finally escapes the star... Yes, but after all that bouncing around, are they still really the "same" photons? Jose Well, I imagine that what we consider to be light that is brig...
by Paulmichael
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1342: "Ancient Stars"
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: 1342: "Ancient Stars"

Actually, given that the light to leave even our own sun is, on average, thousands of years old (NASA) when it finally escapes the star, all light we see from distant stars is technically thousands of years old (though the stars that we can see with the naked eye are likely still there).
by Paulmichael
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 47044

Re: 1143:"Location"

Surprised I got that last panel before reading the title-text, because although I finally got an invite to the game I haven't made it past the tutorials yet...Just don't have the time! Oh, I have another invite if anyone wants one...
by Paulmichael
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 44878

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

I have a Deuteranomaly (Green weak) color blindness, causing green traffic lights to look white. Only the actual traffic lights look white though. Images of, or representations of green traffic lights always still look green. I also live nearby an upside-down traffic light, where white- I mean gree...
by Paulmichael
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million (competitive version)
Replies: 26940
Views: 1741382

Re: Count to a Million (competitive version)

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by Paulmichael
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1113: "Killed In Action"
Replies: 78
Views: 18414

Re: 1113: "Killed In Action"

Also a comparatively short cop. Edit: 200 posts. What do I win? I think since the cops are closer to our view point, they only look taller. By a rough estimate, the coffin is around the same height as the middle of the three people to the left. Which does make him kind of short, but not by much. Oh...
by Paulmichael
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 658439

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

So

It has come to this.

(Assuming it really is the end)
by Paulmichael
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 658439

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

scottgoblue314 wrote:...I can't shake the feeling that Randall has been working on this one for years, and that it might be some sort of grand finale...

I thought the same thing, too, especially given that the man on the right edge of the world quotes the very first XKCD...
by Paulmichael
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23579

Re: 1093: "Forget"

rmsgrey wrote:
da Doctah wrote:Ross and Rachel getting back together


Which time?


Wait, who? What celebrity couple is that? Not that I know any to begin with anyway...
by Paulmichael
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 27679

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Oh me yarm Oh me yarm Oh me yarm thank you Randall! I had recently (within the past year or so) noticed that whenever I stared up into the daytime blue sky, I could see thousands of mostly translucent specs flashing back and forth. I thought they were cells of some kind, but I didn't really know wh...
by Paulmichael
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 44163

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

Some various seeded versions: "You know, I see." "Well, I see." "So, I see." "We are a few minutes ago." The longest, and by far my favorite so far: "The creator of the night :-) oh, and I didn't see your txt earlier, I'm glad you liked it." Weird. A...
by Paulmichael
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 44163

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

Heheh I was debating whether or not to put Swiftkey back on my phone after re-imaging it, but I had to after seeing this comic! Here's mine: "I am now, yeah it does not accept responsibility for any reason, I see." I think "I am now" is in response to my girlfriend or family aski...
by Paulmichael
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 27893

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

djuna wrote:Is it just me who always assumed Beret was female? This messed with the voice I have going in my head for them :P


Females are usually given longish hair in the world of XKCD I think.
by Paulmichael
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 24892

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

This comic definitely got a laugh out of me. I am so using this phrase at work tomorrow! 8)
by Paulmichael
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"
Replies: 99
Views: 24629

Re: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"

Just did some research on Game Theory, since I've heard a lot about it recently. Oh my god. How incredibly boring.
by Paulmichael
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 64098

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Haha definitely a "GOOMHR" comic for me. We're ramping up to release a new version of our program at work, and just today we were going over fonts for our potential new company logo. Helvetica is winning so far. 8)
by Paulmichael
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 59439

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

After a quick search through the thread, it seems the one I was taught my Freshman year in high school for the OSI model hasn't been added yet:

Application
Presentation
Session
Transport
Network
Data-link
Physical

"All People Seem To Need Data Processing"

8)
by Paulmichael
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14835

Re: 0976: "Sail"

Looks like Boomerang guy from 445/475 is having problems sailing now!
by Paulmichael
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0149: "Sandwich"
Replies: 74
Views: 64373

Re: 0149: "Sandwich"

Pragma1700 wrote:Someone at Apple likes xkcd?

http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/ ... authority/


I saw that after Googling to see if anyone else had thought to ask Siri that! Hilarious.
by Paulmichael
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 31240

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

I never thought I'd be saying "get out of my head Randall!" When I had my car in the shop a few months ago the driver of my complementary shuttle pointed out the hidden arrow to me in the FedEx logo. Now it's all I can see when looking at the logo! It really is an ingenious hidden logo for...
by Paulmichael
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 26271

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

Also, can you please link me to something educating me? the first result of both "myself != me" and "myself is not me" in google both do just create more confusion. I can do better than that, I'll educate you myself. Grammatically speaking, the reflexive form cannot be substitut...
by Paulmichael
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 40679

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

The title-text got me! :mrgreen:
by Paulmichael
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 168626

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Anyone notice how the title text was edited? Philosophy has been removed! :shock:
by Paulmichael
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 44201

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

And thus begins a rampant uptick in the number of Google/Wikipedia searches for the Mimic Octopus, the correct plural form of the word octopus, and the horror novel Lost Boys. :mrgreen:
by Paulmichael
Wed May 25, 2011 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 168626

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Grr, looks like someone highlighted linked to Science in the Mathematics page, thus ending the chain to Philosophy. It now goes: Mathematics->Science->Knowledge->Facts->Information->Sequence->Mathematics. I guess someone out there agrees with 0435: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/purity.png Yes, I know ...
by Paulmichael
Wed May 25, 2011 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 168626

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Comic was funny, and alt-text is true! Tried it with a band, Flipsyde , and ended up at philosophy 20 pages later. Tried a couple extra pages like Planet and Necronomicon , and they all eventually ended up at Mathematics, which leads to Philosophy a few pages later. I wonder how many pages end up at...
by Paulmichael
Mon May 23, 2011 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 32992

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

I was completely, utterly confused. I got what the guy on the TV was saying, but I also thought it odd that Randall drew in hair and some facial details. Then the alt-text came in, and I knew why I was mostly clueless, having never seen a single episode or movie of anything Star Trek.
by Paulmichael
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 41468

Re: 0880: "Headache"

I could see the alt-text as usual, by simply hovering over the image...
I'm only willing to visit placid lakes, salt flats, and painting exhibits until the world's 3D technology improves.
by Paulmichael
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32993

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

I first read the title and was hoping for Linux Apache MySQL PHP, but alas...LOL

Edit: found some more! Oh joy.
Linux.
Windows.
Mac.
by Paulmichael
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 23234

Re: "Moria" Discussion

WOW, I didn't even see the mine in the first frame last night, must have been a bit too tired...I was thinking "how could they end up too deep in a hallway?" It's a bit funnier now...
by Paulmichael
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 73296

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

I don't know what you guys are talking about when you mention hooking up a computer to a TV results in a blurry picture - that may have been the case years ago via VGA/S-Video, but now with DVI and HDMI you can easily get a pixel-for-pixel display on an LCD. I also don't notice anything wrong with a...
by Paulmichael
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 53849

Re: "Scary" Discussion

To add to the scary factor...This is the 666th thread in this board.
by Paulmichael
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 16800

Re: "Date" Discussion

Haha I knew this was a joke about Punnett Squares a couple of words into the female character's sentence.

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