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by msimswil
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 108
Views: 22188

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

The comma in the first bullet point is wrong Enjoyed the post. Thank you. Has anyone actually czeched Randall's facts on this? Or are they beyond reproach? Moreover, I'm surprised that there has been so little discussion of the fact that we're being invaded by tiny, yellow people*. Are we all jaund...
by msimswil
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 72126

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Depends how you define 'grew up'.

My initial image was worse, as I had confused Mr. Rogers with Mr. Ed. (Grew up in the UK, and never knew about either.)

--Muppet King Edward--
by msimswil
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 40426

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

failwhale wrote:Is it me or does it look like she is actually a man with a mullet and a handlebar mustache in the second panel?

A harsh critique of Linda Hamilton, for sure.
by msimswil
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 40426

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

Alt Text: [...] At some point there, we left the present and entered the future. Surely at every ∆t we leave the present and enter the future. Going the other way, or stopping, would be weird. Non? OLD MAN: I must say, things were certainly different before all these new-fangled changes. RIK: Of co...
by msimswil
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 54973

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

jakemaheu wrote:We're all going to end up on the FBI's watch list, people.

Yup. That's why I decided not to post anything.
by msimswil
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 29640

Re: "Static" Discussion

Platypodes wrote:
Faranya wrote:
msimswil wrote:
Faranya wrote:And frankly, until I observe it, I'd venture to say that they all must be happening simultaneously.
Schrödiger's Orgy?
I dunno, he'd probably want to bring animals into it. That would just be weird.
Well, he might. Or not.

I see what you did there!
by msimswil
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 29640

Re: "Static" Discussion

You guys must have very active imaginations to assume that the comic depicts male/male, female/female or greater than two partners. What sex? There's no sex happening here. They're fixing computers. In the dark. Or not And frankly, until I observe it, I'd venture to say that they all must be happen...
by msimswil
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 29640

Re: "Static" Discussion

Tachyon wrote:I've worked on countless computer projects [...]
I've never used one of those wrist thingies.
Not once.

Jeez - the paternity suits must be crippling! (That's assuming you're a guy)
by msimswil
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 29640

Re: "Static" Discussion

saywhatman wrote:This one is first...with perfect technique as well.


You mean the new comic thread? The timestamps suggest it's not first. And rule VI says some commentary should be added. </picky>
by msimswil
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 29640

Re: "Static" Discussion

TheTedinator wrote:he's wearing the wrist strap thing so she won't get pregnant right?

How can you tell she's a she?

Anyway, his personality is already a most effective contraceptive.
by msimswil
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17575

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

Quick and simplistic example of Photoshop being applied in such a way: http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8418/manoared640.jpg For what it's worth, if the above scene ever looked like that in real life, I'd probably have some big problem(s) to worry about. Looks similar to how I imagine the post-Ap...
by msimswil
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 34146

Re: "Supported Features" Discussion

pciszek wrote:This particular xkcd cartoon (#619) appears to be un-searchable from the main XKCD page. I have tried key words...


When I wanted to find it to link to it, I Googled such key words and they brought me here, leading me to #619. Hooray!
by msimswil
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 59340

Re: "Scary" Discussion

Me321 wrote:70's 80's 90's.....wait this decade is almost over and we dont have a name for it, how is this possible.

Naughties. As in, "I graduated in naughty-three." Or "Remember the oil wars of the naughties?"

Works for me.
by msimswil
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 59340

Re: "Scary" Discussion

What is this "cassette tape" you speak of?
by msimswil
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 59340

Re: "Scary" Discussion

A very good friend of mine turns 32 tomorrow. I once let slip that the first film I went to see at the cinema was Star Wars (Episode IV - A New Hope, as it has latterly come to be known) with my dad on its original release. She took great delight in pointing out that she wasn't born yet, then. Made ...
by msimswil
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21955

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

I once shot a tornado in Reno...

(aww, c'mon?)
by msimswil
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 18996

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

Newgrad wrote:Sorry, but correlation does not equal causation.


Oh good. New old topic! I think it's funnier if we reference the extensive discussion when we bring it (back up) http://xkcd.com/552
by msimswil
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27565

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

Goody. An OS fight. Release the raptors...! It seems that Windows is the worst system in the world, apart from all the others. Reminds me of what Churchill said about democracy. Oooh there's a product idea: Microsoft Democracy 2009. ...powered USB is out, unless you can do something like use blood f...
by msimswil
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27565

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

Mokele wrote:Actually, bone would be a problem


Ooops. Busted!

(Exits rapidly, clutching medical license from fake-documents.com)
by msimswil
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27565

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

Get out of my head, Randall! Only this morning, in OR3, I was grafting computer spares into Linux users. OK I'm lying. (It's not covered by Medicare.) A wireless protocol would be safer. Any external port would be much more likely to lead to infection or rejection problems. Anything like the USB por...
by msimswil
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43293

Re: "Free" Discussion

Yes, when "Cheese" is qualified, they really mean: "This edible product is made with cheese, but is not cheese." Arrgh. Yes! "Kraft Parmesan Cheese" sold here in Japan is nothing of the sort. "Kraft Taste-free Grated Cheeseboard" would be more accurate. The a...
by msimswil
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0643: "Ohm"
Replies: 76
Views: 22543

Re: "Ohm" Discussion

So as Samantha goes off for some truly shocking activities with a Polish electrician and the over-charged electron of time contacts the positive plate of doom, the time has come for me to bid you GOODBYE!! Hmm. I need more practice I think. Brave try. It takes a special sort of dirty mind to formul...
by msimswil
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0643: "Ohm"
Replies: 76
Views: 22543

Re: "Ohm" Discussion

While the puns are flying, perhaps we should announce some more late arrivals at the Electricians' Ball? Here are a few to start you off... ⋅ Mr. John Travoltage, with his Flash Dance ⋅ Mr. Sherlock Ohms ⋅ Ms. Meg Awatt, & her murderous husband, 'Kill' Awatt (bit of...
by msimswil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86341

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

To everyone that I have tried to describe 'game' to they have gotten a fairly bad impression, thinking it's all just pick-up lines and nonsense. I mostly reject it because I think it's manipulative and purposefully exploits psychological security flaws in the human brain in order to get in her pant...
by msimswil
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35731

Re: "The Search" Discussion

tahrey wrote:e.g. calling a sprocket a cog in the presence of an automotive engineer

:lol: or calling a ship, dinghy or whatever a "boat" in the presence of a submariner

Formicidable!
by msimswil
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35731

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Don't they wonder what keeps dropping food and stepping on them? Many of us call it "God". I like the comic, although don't necessarily agree with the implication that ant colonies (prior to this one) are not sentient. I'm not saying they are or aren't; just that we have no way of knowing...
by msimswil
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80414

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

And stil l I can't understand why this specific restaurant is funnier than , I don't know, McDonald's (we have them in Italy too, you know). Dunno. But I'm reminded of the time I went on a diet. The instructions included looking at my naked body in a mirror, so that I wouldn't want to eat too much....
by msimswil
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32883

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Loving the existential nomenclature crisis. But then, how do you refer to a group of people from the Americas -- both south, central and north? How about "This is a group of people from the Americas -- south, central and north". Does everything have to have a collective noun? However, <ped...

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