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by rpgamer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 15996

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

I would just like to say that this comic made me viscerally shudder. But I did enjoy learning from this thread that the kilogram is finally receiving a makeover. Bit disappointed that it had to come from fudging some other constants (they're supposed to be universal constants, can they even do that?...
by rpgamer
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"
Replies: 43
Views: 26754

Re: What-If 0151: "Sun Bug"

Sun Bug looks like a good challenge for Sun Spider

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by rpgamer
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 169204

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I'm curious, has anyone tried pointing the lights upwards? Or is this definitely all about growing things from the ground?
by rpgamer
Mon May 25, 2015 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 50174

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Perhaps the missing doctor is Dr. Evil.
by rpgamer
Tue May 05, 2015 4:18 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 43127

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

Oh, the date got updated. Here I was thinking it was surely some sort of joke, being that specific on the time in the past.
by rpgamer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 43127

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

by rpgamer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:24 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"
Replies: 89
Views: 43127

Re: What-If 0136: "Spiders vs. the Sun"

Oh good, I didn't have to go through the trouble of making it. I recently did a similar calculation (well, let Wolfra-Alpha do the calculation) when that old "Planetary alignment means gravity will be weak and you can jump in the air for several seconds" hoax was going around. The one spew...
by rpgamer
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1417: "Seven"
Replies: 130
Views: 30241

Re: 1417: "Seven"

I contest the inclusion of Phylum in a set of seven.

Everyone always forgets the Domain.
by rpgamer
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1330: "Kola Borehole"
Replies: 88
Views: 18900

Re: 1330: "Kola Borehole"

If hell is eternally burning, and one of the products of combustion is water vapor, should hell already have plenty of water to go around?
by rpgamer
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50410161

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder if Randall ever intended to take this as far as he has, or if he just decided to keep it going to see how far/crazy this thread could get.
by rpgamer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50410161

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is this actually a comic, or a social experiment?
by rpgamer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50410161

Re: 1190: "Time"

So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?
by rpgamer
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 30895

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

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My cabbages!
by rpgamer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 18595

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

"How are the stars reacting?"
"Hydrogen fusion. But it won't last forever."

I laughed. I can just imagine the delivery of that joke, the timing, and it just worked perfectly in my head.
by rpgamer
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0029: "Hitler"
Replies: 48
Views: 17715

Re: 0029: Hitler

Maybe, Godwin wanted us to think before, during and after. What he got was a new way to end a conversation. Hitler=Conversation Over; It does not have to be that way. I don't think Godwin's Law says that the conversation has to be over when Hitler is mentioned. It just turns into a discussion of Go...
by rpgamer
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 36239

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

Airbuilder7 wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
joee wrote:Is that just a plastic bead necklace?

Mardi Gras beads, yes.

Admittedly, a necklace was not the first thing that came to mind.

I think my imagination is a lot dirtier than I suspect...

It's a breast exam, not a colonoscopy.
by rpgamer
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 33801

Re: 0968: "Everything"

Quicksilver wrote:Swift ninja skills right there. That sounds like a sociopath's mind, I don't care about you, but you fascinate me.

What, really? That's not normal? Crap.
by rpgamer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 39487

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Toph's style is uniquely based on Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, as she is mostly self-taught. This always made me wonder if that's the style Aang learned. Would make sense, but I never paid enough attention to note his form while earthbending. Could also be that, as avatar, he'd adopt hi...
by rpgamer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 39487

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Hah. Randall musta been watching the marathon today.

Toph already beat him to the transition metal bending, though.
by rpgamer
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 33901

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

Arrow is highlighted. Source ) Personally, I didn't find this comic that funny. More weird logos. oh.. *that's* wtf they are talking about.. christ that's so obvious I automatically discounted it and was looking for an arrow somewhere.. that is *so* not hidden :D Was thinking this myself. That arro...
by rpgamer
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 33901

Re: 0960: "Subliminal"

You people spend way too much time staring at logos.
by rpgamer
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32420

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

ysth wrote:I read the comic, didn't get it, laughed at the hovertext, stared and thought, and finally got it.

Badum, tch indeed.

Yep. Took me a couple minutes, too. One of those times I feel silly for not catching it sooner.
by rpgamer
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 28807

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

"My mom's house burned down."
"Whoa. My mom's house burned down, too."
"Really?"
"No."
by rpgamer
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 26946

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

Hurricane comics are fun.

I just hope it doesn't devolve into, "Irene wasn't that bad" from everyone that wasn't horribly affected by it.
by rpgamer
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 28731

Re: 930: Days of the Week

Wednesday is clearly hump day.

The "We broke up" one looks like a rudimentary cocks drawing you'd find in a rest stop bathroom stall.
by rpgamer
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0920: "Youtube Parties"
Replies: 45
Views: 14738

Re: 0920: "Youtube Parties"

It's a problem that isn't specific to youtube videos. Many conversations go this way, too. One party talks, while the other just waits for their turn to talk.
by rpgamer
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 50689

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Yes, there's probably a way to hide certain things from certain people, but it's needlessly complex While I would agree that it could be easier, it's really not that difficult. Basically you want to go into your friends list and tag everyone in however many categories you think necessary. Then you ...
by rpgamer
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 50689

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Who cares about Google+, won't somebody please find a way to get rid of the black line that's appeared at the top of Google? I'd rather end the damned auto-complete-search they no longer give the option of turning off. :| Do you mean the dropdown suggestions box, or Google Instant? Because you can ...
by rpgamer
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 50689

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Eutychus wrote:Who cares about Google+, won't somebody please find a way to get rid of the black line that's appeared at the top of Google?

I'd rather end the damned auto-complete-search they no longer give the option of turning off. :|
by rpgamer
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 29708

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Some people are not paying attention to the comic. If a keyed lock, not a combination one, and that makes the fiddling so much more time consuming. I thought it was both, actually. Like, the combination is for aligning the pins so the key can be used. What people aren't paying attention to is that ...
by rpgamer
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 53314

Re: 0914: "Ice"

No, because it was a well executed bait-and-switch joke. The target audience was simply not people under about 35 or so, that's all. I'm still kind of surprised at how few people caught the stolen kidney reference. I mean, "Charlie the Unicorn" is the same thing except with a missing sple...
by rpgamer
Wed May 25, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 182647

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Found an exception to the "Philosophy" rule: Thoroughfare leads to Road, which in turn leads back to Thoroughfare. Also interesting. The path to philosophy went through mathematics in almost every case. It tends to be through either that or science, in my experience. I got there through m...
by rpgamer
Mon May 16, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 80420

Re: 899: "Number Line"

Oh dear, Randall has reignited the .9999... = 1 debacle. Protip: they're exactly equal. I find the easier way of making this obvious to people is to rephrase the question: Is 0.000...[infinitely-many-zeroes]...0001 = 0? People tend to buy that it is more intuitively than that 0.99... = 1: every tim...
by rpgamer
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 38659

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Brooks Hatlen wrote:You don't even need to use movies for these comparisons. Starcraft came out over 13 years ago, and Counter-Strike has been around for ten and a half years!

That would be for the "using game release dates" variant.

SNES came to the US 20 years ago.
by rpgamer
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 38659

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Kinda a rehash of Scary.

I would've preferred a bit more effort into it. Although, for over 35, one option would be adding in, "Remember taking your kids to see _____?"
by rpgamer
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29487

Re: 0890: Etymology

Anyways, people who have seen the new trilogy first and like it are entirely different people than those who would like the original trilogy. The new trilogy is primarily about the action - flashy 15 minute lightsaber battles, pod racing, droid factory mayhem, etc. The original trilogy on the other...
by rpgamer
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29487

Re: 0890: Etymology

Dinoguy1000 wrote:Aliens speaking English? (and, of course, human aliens...)

EDIT: ninja'd, sort of... =/

I think about these things all the time.

My suspension of disbelief gets harder to find every time.
by rpgamer
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 48211

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

It isn't the ones that look perfect at first, then end by saying "female student tenant with noble blood who can draw the sword from the stone 'preferred'." Those are the ones that bug me the most. But I guess we'd all prefer to live in a house/apartment full of females... The reposts are...
by rpgamer
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 47782

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

A friend once tried to convince me that a certain sort of blow to the kidneys could be so painful that the brain would simply die in response to it. I don't know whether that's true. I have been told that being stabbed in the kidneys is so painful, you can't even scream before you've died. A fun id...
by rpgamer
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 44858

Re: 0880: "Headache"

However, I doubt he'll keep it considering it's April 1st. The April Fool's version of the site from last year is still available , I'm sure he'll so something similar this year. Especially if he's soliciting help converting all þe aulde comics... he wouldn't be doing going to that much effort if i...

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