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by yakkoTDI
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 2865

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

When I was a kid, I changed the shutdown tune of Windows to a clip from 2001 when HAL gets killed. "Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. Stop, Dave, you're hurting me". My parents were amused, they would have been less amused if I had changed the startup tune to something as long. I onc...
by yakkoTDI
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 2237

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

Randall wrote:People keep telling me to use the radio but I really hate making voice calls.


I understand, I hate making voice calls too.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 6605

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Verified ticks? Can you get lyme disease from those? Maybe I should log into my account this year and see if I got any ticks.
by yakkoTDI
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 5625

Re: 1913: "A �"

Reka wrote:The title is supposed to have the question-mark-in-a-box "unknown" character in it. If that's what you're seeing, it's actually correct.


I think we can mark this down as a successful troll. :D
by yakkoTDI
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 5604

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

??? The Lakers are Los Angeles, he plays for Anaheim - they aren't even in the same county. Funny how the team is called the Los Angeles Angels isn't even based in Los Angeles. TIL. Last year I found out that the Dallas Cowboys play their home games in Arlington, and apparently their headquarters a...
by yakkoTDI
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1776: "Reindeer"
Replies: 32
Views: 5753

Re: 1776: Reindeer

orthogon wrote:Seems like the kind of thing he could knock up in an afternoon.


Assuming local bestiality laws don't forbid said knocking up.
by yakkoTDI
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 11358

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Obligatory "Should I stay or should I go" lyrics. Darling you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine I'll be here 'til the end of time So you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? It's always tease, tease, tease You're happy when I'm on my ...
by yakkoTDI
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 16764

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

HAH! Like a Universe Control could get a cat to come just because a human summoned it.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 7488

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

stilettoblade wrote:Is "heat-shrink wetsuit in a blast furnace" too long to be my new band name?


Sixpence None the Richer doesn't think so.
by yakkoTDI
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 8839

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

trpmb6 wrote:
ruurdjan wrote:So, blackhat is basically a hipster? Not sure what I think of that...



I actually thought they were just reading bad pr0n movie titles....


As long as it is bad, porn movie titles and not movie titles of bad porn I am ok with it.
by yakkoTDI
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 8497

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

cellocgw wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:The sight of the word zymugry is always one of those moments... yet I had no idea of what the punchline could possibly be. Particularly well played.



There are three words in the English language which end in "gry"... :twisted:


But alas it is spelled zymurgy.
by yakkoTDI
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 6723

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

project2051 wrote:But this comic still does not answer the age old question; "Why is one side of the "V" longer than the other?".


Because they are not flying in V formation. They are flying in check mark formation. :mrgreen:
by yakkoTDI
Tue May 17, 2016 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 5441

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

Soupspoon wrote:
Echo244 wrote:...but if I get some freshly printed laser hair, from a print job that didn't jam, and weave it into my normal hair, I'll be able to blast things with my ponytail?
Can't you do that already?

I can. Although not with my head-hair, admitedly.


Pics or Ban!
by yakkoTDI
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1660: "Captain Speaking"
Replies: 26
Views: 4881

Re: 1660: "Captain Speaking"

At least he knew what kind of plane it was. When this happened to me I couldn't even tell it was a 787. The passengers that survived were such whiners. It is not like I killed everyone.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 6829

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

rhomboidal wrote:In a parallel universe, Pinky and Clyde eat pellets in Acme Labs while running from Pac-Man.


Pinky and Clyde was odd to me until I realised Randall wasn't talking about two PacMan ghosts.
by yakkoTDI
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0144: "Saliva Pool"
Replies: 18
Views: 7918

Re: What-If 0144: "Saliva Pool"

sevenperforce wrote:I was hoping he'd go through a "if we relax the 'single person' requirement, then what logistics are we looking at?" bit.


You mean 'What if we tried more power?'
by yakkoTDI
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1636: "xkcd Stack"
Replies: 37
Views: 7757

Re: 1636: xkcd Stack

My stack: blueberries syrup butter pancake pancake pancake pancake plate placemat table floor ground turtle *Inf What the hell is wrong with you people?! Why do you insist on ruining pancakes by putting butter on them?! Stack for professionals: blueberries syrup pancake bananas pancake syrup pancak...
by yakkoTDI
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 7659

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

Echo244 wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:specialist computers with other functions than just pure gaming...


...specialist computers to connect you to some sort of media store and digital restrictions management system?


FTFY
by yakkoTDI
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 5856

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

suso wrote:I think Randall got a quadcopter recently. I think Randall also knows that some of us got quadcopters recently. :twisted:


FTFY
by yakkoTDI
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 24053

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

Beavertails wrote:A Dyson Sphere Death Star?


Buy their vacuums or else the Earth gets it!!!!
by yakkoTDI
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 17783

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

Quicksilver wrote:I'll leave anything relating to hoverboards to Seth Sentry.


As do I.


CocoaNutCakery wrote:Here's the robot butler of 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51yGC3iytbY


I kept waiting for it to go crazy and slaughter the family. What a huge letdown.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1621: "Fixion"
Replies: 19
Views: 5836

Re: 1621: "Fixion"

richP wrote:wouldn't the discovery of said particle put all the physicists out of work?

side not: "physicists" is surprisingly hard to spell correctly.


Theoretically yes.

Also, 'note' seems to be hard to spell correctly as well.
by yakkoTDI
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1610: "Fire Ants"
Replies: 36
Views: 9242

Re: 1610: "Fire Ants"

Living in Florida, I can assure you that fire ants are, in fact, not cool. I live in Florida as well. Ants are cool no matter where you live as long as they do not invade your sleeping space. Fire ants? I'd rather hire ants! (Hey, it's early Monday after a lot of Thanksgiving feasts and staying up ...
by yakkoTDI
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 11735

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Well, considering the date of publication, it's a blessing he didn't include turkey and stuffing in the base list. BTW, who remembers the product advertised, "Everything tastes better, with _________ on it" ? What is Blue Bonnet? Can I have old ad slogans for $400 Alex? One I actually tri...
by yakkoTDI
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 19816

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

CharlieP wrote:I can't be the only person who instinctively picked up his mouse to click on the button to change to Celsius.


Actually you can be but probably are not.
by yakkoTDI
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1604: "Snakes"
Replies: 66
Views: 11292

Re: 1604: "Snakes"

Coyoty wrote:A snake! A snake! Ω, it's a snake!


Ωy! I am going to badger you for better puns.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 16526

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

I recently upgraded my front bike light from "vaguely know there's a cyclist there" to "this path is daylight now". Daylight?! You mean you got one of these? http://reviews.mtbr.com/review-cateye-volt-6000 The beam pattern photo on page two is what make me want a couple for my b...
by yakkoTDI
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 21678

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

Whizbang wrote:They do, however, seem to give some fucks toward whoever they are texting.


But are they good fucks like that one time with the Swedish aerobics instructor and I on the couch or is it more like the Chihuahua on your leg at a party?
by yakkoTDI
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 22554

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

WilliamLehnsherr wrote:But by the looks of things I've pulled that completely out of my arse.


Good for you! I had a friend only pull it halfway out and that caused a nasty infection.
by yakkoTDI
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"
Replies: 61
Views: 9952

Re: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"

PEBKAC yea, but... cueball is sitting on the floor. PICNIC then? ** With great irony, Windows decided to turn on "filter keys" on both of my computers today. One is Win8.1, one is Win10. I've already disabled the "turn on filter keys when right shift is pressed for 8 seconds" op...
by yakkoTDI
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1585: "Similarities"
Replies: 26
Views: 5826

Re: 1585: "Similarities"

Well yes. But I still don't understand the "brand" reference. I don't really get any of it. Based on reading explainxkcd.com, I guess that one "brand" is Twilight , since Fifty Shades was originally Twilight Internet fanfic, and this is vaguely related to the origin of The Marti...
by yakkoTDI
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1578: Squirrelphone
Replies: 38
Views: 8021

Re: 1578: Squirrelphone

Caesar wrote:I have no earthly idea what this comic, or the title text for that matter, is about.


Do you perhaps have an unearthly idea at least?
by yakkoTDI
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1577: "Advent"
Replies: 71
Views: 13014

Re: 1577: Advent

orthogon wrote:Cue discussion of the effect on life expectancy of eating a chocolate every day.


Assuming a small, good quality chocolate and no allergies to it the life expectancy would probably go up. I know I would be happier getting a delicious chocolate everyday and happy people theoretically live longer.
by yakkoTDI
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1566: "Board Game"
Replies: 30
Views: 6923

Re: 1566: "Board Game"

madaco wrote:At first, when it said allowable deductions, I thought it was going to be a board game about formal logic.


And when you realised it was about the U.S. Income Tax Code you saw that there was no logic.
by yakkoTDI
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 9124

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

Jackpot777 wrote:
leeharveyosmond wrote:And, also, "but there are four U's in shut the f*ck up".


Three.


You have to hold it up to a mirror to see the fourth.
by yakkoTDI
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"
Replies: 40
Views: 7163

Re: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"

Someone should make a mechanical puzzle that looks like an oversized USB A port and connector. In the unsolved state, when you attempt to insert the connector right side up it is blocked by a lever. Each time that lever is pushed, it does something to the locking mechanism. Likewise, when you put t...
by yakkoTDI
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 7294

Re: 1548: "90s Kid"

I look forward to the day. But then again, I still remix stuff like this I remember when Beats International (Fatboy Slim. Norman Cook. That guy) sampled "The Guns Of Brixton" by The Clash as the bassline for "Dub Be Good To Me". Ooh, old song being sampled (I thought to myself ...

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