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by kensey
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 19100

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

This one reminds me of the Louis CK bit about accidentally telling his daughter things she wasn't quite ready for, when she asked "will the Earth go around the Sun forever?" (The full bit is transcribed here.)
by kensey
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55662

Re: 1078: "Knights"

All the guff about Ne3 vs. Nf3, and not one of you has noted that it's properly "N-KB3"? You damn kids get off my starting rank!
by kensey
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40219

Re: 1032: "Networking"

I actually have some business cards sort of like the ones in the strip. They were a free giveaway from Inedo on The Daily WTF -- one side has the Initech name and logo, on the other side it has blank lines to write name/e-mail/phone (or whatever). Above the lines it says "I'm using this because...
by kensey
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0937: "TornadoGuard"
Replies: 62
Views: 25838

Re: 0937: "TornadoGuard"

When I look at stuff on NewEgg, I filter the reviews like this: Anything with < 60% 4-egg + 5-egg reviews: don't buy (this number is flexible but usually around that threshold) Anything with double-digit-percent one-egg reviews: don't buy (most are DOAs and infant mortality, but even if no real dama...
by kensey
Wed May 25, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 186769

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Had the same thought about loops -- that there could be (and apparently are) places you could end up going round and round... That said, my own wikiwalk was: Random Article Music Makers St. Kitts and Nevis Leeward Islands Lesser Antilles Antilles French language Romance languages Indo-European langu...
by kensey
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39840

Re: 891: Movie Ages

I just turned 35 last month. I'm going to go off in a corner and cry now...
by kensey
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 57462

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I suppose it is meant that only the un-washed masses who are not capable of reason, and only the enlightened men of science are capable of producing this so called "true knowledge" through their vastly more capable selves. Do you believe that reasoning and understanding things in a logica...
by kensey
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 57462

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

(Yes, I know it's SirMustapha, but I'm feeling like grasping nettles today... :) ) All I know is that, in moments like that, it's stupid to deny any kind of help. My father, when he was in the hospital, received a lot of comfort from religious people who visited hospitals, and he was much less relig...
by kensey
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 57462

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Do people justify bible passages? Most of the time it seems they're treated as their own justification... When I ask any of my religious officials about passages that don't make sense I just get the "God works in mysterious ways" shtick. You're asking the wrong officials. It's way more fu...
by kensey
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 58447

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

A far, far better game to play with pencil and paper when you are bored with someone is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_and_Boxes No way, that takes way too long to set up unless you happen to have grid-ruled paper handy (I do, but most don't). Try Sprouts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouts_(...
by kensey
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 27077

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

My co-workers are now wondering WTF is so damned funny about Red Hat updates ("just something that popped into my head about RAID arrays..."). Nice one Randall, hope things go better for you.
by kensey
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39211

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I live in the extreme eastern end of the eastern panhandle of WV (walk a mile or so up the road, and I do mean up , from my house and you can spit on Northern VA -- and really, that alone is worth walking a mile or so for, isn't it?). Because of the steep terrain, the lack of cell towers locally (gu...
by kensey
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44492

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Don't forget it was Mr. Rogers who probably saved the VCR from being litigated out of existence: "Some public stations, as well as commercial stations, program the ’Neighborhood’ at hours when some children cannot use it. . . . I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technolo...
by kensey
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 43245

Re: "Free" Discussion

Seriously? Nobody but me remembers "guaranteed not to turn pink in the can" from history class?

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