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by javahead
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 34008

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

I've always said that the most unappetizing thing about eating bugs is that you have to eat them whole because of their small size. If someone were to genetically engineer a giant cockroach that could be cracked open and eaten the way you eat a lobster, I'd probably eat it. Whether the scientists r...
by javahead
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 32345

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

EDIT: Alas, regarding games, I suppose it will eventually become fun only to play games against computers with no strategy involved. Like Snakes CHUTES and ladders, or high card. Oh, and how are computers at Monopoly? The Hasbro Monopoly on my xbxo360 keeps my kids on the edge of their seats, but t...
by javahead
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1262: "Unquote"
Replies: 100
Views: 20488

Re: 1262: "Unquote"

Wnderer wrote:Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

That's catchy!
by javahead
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 33830

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

Mmmm file TAR.TAR!
Awesome with fish sticks.
by javahead
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 31059

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

Damn you rhomboidal, you made me curious... I went and looked and found a site quoting for biomass details 17 MJ per kg of paper ( ref ) & an A4 sheet will average about 5g ( ref ). If we assume they're right and that the sheet at the front is A4 (Admittedly it looks a bit bigger, but I'm going...
by javahead
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 50221

Re: Modern games

tarry wrote:Yeah, i didn't get it either. As usual, google is your friend. Goog ingress and four-square.

I did this and got a BMW plant in Malaysia.

I tried putting 2 & 2 together and supposed it was a joke about prostitutes and fast cars.


Fail. :P
by javahead
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1121: "Identity"
Replies: 63
Views: 15322

Re: 1121: "Identity"

Djehutynakht wrote:We can all pretty much assume that Randall's bank passwords have something to do with "Velociraptors", don't they?

Hmmm, "that birds are dinosaurs"

4539 ?
by javahead
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37123

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Jai alai haters. :(
by javahead
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0011: "Droppings"
Replies: 68
Views: 32073

Re: What-If 0011: Droppings

The question clearly stipulates being on dry land, so can't we increase the odds by eliminating all the space taken up by water thus increasing this poor man's hopes of eating in-transit bird feces? Even if we remove birds standing/flying over water, there still has to be close to 290 billion over 2...
by javahead
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 30105

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Sex-capade
by javahead
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1099: "Tuesdays"
Replies: 71
Views: 18069

Re: 1099: "Tuesdays"

I never could get the hang of Tuesdays. Bonus Internet points for the Guide's reference :D Sorry, but its not Arthur Dent says "This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays". Now, a bottomless cup, is it a tube, or is it a cup that is millions of miles deep, or are we go...
by javahead
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:39 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 50638

Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

I always wondered about this and now I feel stupid for having not considered the scale of things. I broke a couch once (won gold in the homestyle pole vault), and i was just sure that 7billion x 200 lbs (POOAS*) would have some sort of impact. Especially knowing that a platoon can take down a bridge...
by javahead
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 29567

Re: 1077: "Home Organization"

I have a theory about mess: like energy, it cannot be created or destroyed, and can only change forms / concentrations. Every time I tidy up a room a little, one drawer becomes highly chaotic. If I organize my drawers and closets, my car explodes. You, evil, EVIL person! Don't you care at all about...
by javahead
Wed May 02, 2012 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87891

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

All other arguments aside, when you HAVE kids you will become reacquainted with algebra.

The sheer amount of homework my kids bring home these days practically guarantees parental participation so you'll want to keep that slide rule handy.
by javahead
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1046: "Skynet"
Replies: 86
Views: 28289

Re: 1046: Skynet

3am, SkyNet enters android version of teenage 'years' and develops angsty mindset. Reinstates plan to destroy mankind.
by javahead
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 41979

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

by javahead
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 41142

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

IIF = infinite if ... wasn't a typo I don't think.

I, for one, do not care one way or another for formal logic.
So I shall never honk again, but it won't stop me extending various forms of the middle finger. And screaming; i'm good at that.
by javahead
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 40357

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

I've been invoking Earth every time I draw a star and had no idea. Good for Earth, I guess. :roll: As a lefty, I have apparently been banishing it. Balance restored. oh wait I've been invoking Earth every time I draw a star and had no idea. Good for Earth, I guess. :roll: That's OK, I've been banis...
by javahead
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Phoenix, Arizona
Replies: 14
Views: 21443

Re: Phoenix, Arizona

The Copa!
by javahead
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1021: "Business cat"
Replies: 70
Views: 26708

Re: 1021: "Business Plan"

I was expecting somne sort of "Ce n'est pas une mouette" joke so I was left stranded
by javahead
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27358

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

ygp wrote:Wasn't Randall banned from IAU conferences? If it weren't for people agreeing with him, I'd say this was the event that caused it.

Freaky good memory, or search engine skillz?
by javahead
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23525

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

Ok, seriously, in regards to the counter-weight arguments:

THEY'RE STICK FIGURES!

That is all.

Thank you.
by javahead
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0998: "2012"
Replies: 63
Views: 17375

Re: 0998: "2012"

You know that while everyone is focusing on South America, John Cusack is gonna drive through your house.
Then comes lava.
by javahead
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 22673

Re: 0995: "Coin Star"

The use of coins in shopping carts, swimming pool lockers etc, where the coin gets temporarily trapped inside the lock to ensure return of the cart or locker key, is outright stupid and insulting to the customer. I always bring the shopping cart back anyway, but the stores that make me look for the...
by javahead
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 22920

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

I first read it as Zenu, and couldn't get the scientology joke even though scientology is, in and of itself, a joke.
Now I can say I learned Greek today!
by javahead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0989: "Cryogenics"
Replies: 81
Views: 19987

Re: 0989: "Cryogenics"

Sorry to resurrect (hah) this thread, but I've always been curious about something:

Why do they have to remove the head for cryonic prep?
by javahead
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69934

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

It would never work unless you charged at least 4 times what the surrounding products were selling at.
by javahead
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67151

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

Absolutely fantastic, I think this one will stick with me! UK schools taught the following (may vary slightly I guess): Planets: My-Very-Easy-Method-Just-Speeds-Up-Naming-Planets. Brackets-Indices-Division-Multiplication-Addition-Subtraction = BIDMAS (just remeber the word bidmas, or BODMAS if subs...
by javahead
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67151

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

Oh, yes, The OSI Layers

Spoiler:
All pussy seems to need deep penetration.


Application
Presentation
Session
Transport
Network
Data
Physical

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model# ... OSI_layers
by javahead
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67151

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

I LOL'd heartily at the Planets mnenomic.

Yeah, fuck hell. Here I come!
by javahead
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40258

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

nebulous wrote:Without trying to sound obvious, plastic bags are reusable bags. They also fold up pretty small, for convenience.

Good for dog poop too.
by javahead
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0984: "Space Launch System"
Replies: 94
Views: 25332

Re: 0984: "Space Launch System"

I'm sure this thread will get into discussions about Nazis and rocket engineering soon enough. In the meantime, title-text provided a good laugh and a good memory of Shania Twain's song. If you're not familiar with it, here are the lyrics: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/shania-twain-lyrics/that-don_...
by javahead
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88536

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Randall, get out of my IT dept :oops:
by javahead
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25412

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

I recall WHG not being new

http://www.xkcd.com/915/
by javahead
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54287

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Uh, the doors open out.... the inrushing water would close them. Like an airplane door at altitude. (And I'm not even going to mention that the wardrobe only .... oh, you know.) Still, clever. Well, there is a hole for the anchor, but im sure the pressures would crush open the flood gates. At first...
by javahead
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34588

Re: 0968: "Everything"

Last frame on a T-shirt!
by javahead
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41722

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

ctsketch wrote:What bugs me the most about the conspiracy theory is that the fuel doesn't have to be hot enough to MELT the steel. it just needs to be hot enough to significantly reduce its yield strength and modulus

-A Structural Engineer.

+1
See also: Thermobaric weapons
by javahead
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65197

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

ysth wrote:Well, this was first.

I was really hoping it was an oboe, but I don't know what the punchline (punchimage?) of that would have been.

Brown note?
by javahead
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 27760

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

TaylorP wrote:I think it's becoming very clear what the issue is here. We need to switch to IPv6 for hurricanes. C'mon, you KNOW it'll fix the issue.

But then we'll have to work out a system for dual-stack hurricane/typhoons and people that try to refuse to update their BIOS
by javahead
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320809

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I really don’t think it matters how secure your password is (except for more important things like online banking and PayPal). As long as your pissed off friend/boy/girlfriend can’t get into something that’s important to you by typing “password”. Honestly, how many people want to mess-up your xkcd ...

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