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by J%r
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2086: "History Department"
Replies: 23
Views: 5084

Re: 2086: "History Department"

If they've covered everything until the Jurassic period then they're 99.96% done.
by J%r
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2083: "Laptop Issues"
Replies: 27
Views: 5530

Re: 2083: "Laptop Issues"

I've got attacked by my desktop once. It shot shards of a CD at me.
by J%r
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2079: "Alpha Centauri"
Replies: 32
Views: 5598

Re: 2079: Alpha Centauri

35 years? Wouldn't there be a risk of drone riots causing the probe to split up before arrival?
by J%r
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 13989

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Sounds like we might lose another spaceship to unit conversion errors.
by J%r
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2060: "Hygrometer"
Replies: 35
Views: 5591

Re: 2060: "Hygrometer"

I have a meter that measures a character in Star Trek: DS9. Or was it overdoses? I forgot, I left it in the car.
by J%r
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 9424

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

So that means horror movies and videos of people falling (or failing) are very much alike?
by J%r
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 10170

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

Why not also increase the month each time the moon reaches its apoapsis. Same for the year, so one rotation around the sun would actually equate on year. And also the galactic year should be added to standard date format.
by J%r
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 38
Views: 6803

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

What's weirder is that in 1956 a song was written about Nellie the Elephant: Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk And said goodbye to the circus Off she went with a trumpety-trump Trump, trump, trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m7tPikH0UA The elephant is the party symbol of the Republicans. And...
by J%r
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 9316

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

What about roadhouses?

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by J%r
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 46
Views: 6925

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

Isn't it common for people with a profession in their surname to actually do it for a living? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/8967602/A-persons-surname-can-influence-their-career-experts-claim.html I remember there was a hitman called 'The Shooter', that would certainly make it...
by J%r
Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 7961

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?
by J%r
Fri May 04, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19982

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

Steve the Pocket wrote:I knew a guy who liked to pronounce SQL as "squirrel" (American pronunciation).

Is it that why they called the db client Squirrel?

Is it a 'rooter' or a 'rawter'?
by J%r
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 23912

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Doesn't opening a banana from the small end make you end up with banana peal underneath your fingernails? Don't primates actually open them from the middle? Due to their having to hold a crozier in one hand and balance a mitre on their head, possibly. I sometimes open it from the middle, snapping it...
by J%r
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 13411

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Did the image change? Somehow I only see the top rectangle.
by J%r
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 7420

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

I had to read a bit more closely as usual, as my mind usually blocks anything that looks like an advert.
by J%r
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 8287

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

I thought the LA Lakers were a women's team, because of the movie Bowfinger featuring the Laker Girls.
by J%r
Mon May 22, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"
Replies: 37
Views: 5946

Re: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"

"Yay, that means I'm not an alien."
by J%r
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 62
Views: 18491

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

Who takes screenshots using a camera anyway? Or do they think the 'print screen' button would make their screen print on a printer?
by J%r
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 11411

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

Actually taxes are subtracted from your wage when you get it (at least it's the case here), which is usually too much. Filling in all the (paperless) paperwork online is to get the money they stole from you back. They already know everything so it's a way to see if you have income they didn't know a...
by J%r
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 14353

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Is it bad that I initially thought it was about suicide?
by J%r
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91480

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

To add to that: you can ask your municipality for a poll card that's valid in another municipality until 12:00 the day before an election, so you can vote if you're on holiday/working somewhere else in the Netherlands that day. I hope this is the case in Belgium as well. Actually since the election...
by J%r
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91480

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

in the Netherlands there's always a village less than 20km away, but during an election nearly everyone can vote within 15 minutes of whatever they were doing (10,000 polling stations for 13,000,000 people) —at least, I've never seen a queue of more than 6 people in all the 2 elections I've joined....
by J%r
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91480

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Also, am I the only one who notices how subtly insulting this comic is? "If you're having trouble voting, here's a phone number?" I mean seriously--what kind of half-way informed voter can claim that they are having trouble voting? I suppose some people have problem with electronic voting...
by J%r
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91480

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I won't vote, but I will vote in a few years when the European Parliament election comes up.
by J%r
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 15358

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

I like instant coffee too, last time I went to the supermarket I almost bought all their instant coffee as it was half off. Then I still have a nespresso machine(DeLonghi) I also use sometimes.
by J%r
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12166

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I live in Belgium and I have lots of bug screens, then again I live in a city that used to be a swamp. Our windows open inward too (horizontally), though we have a large living room window towards the garden/sunroom that slides open horizontally. the bathroom window tilts open however. Then we also ...
by J%r
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 17018

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

rhomboidal wrote:I'm guesstimating that the printer ink by volume costs more than all the others combined.

Any idea how much human milk would cost if you could buy it? I don't think it's that cheap to milk.
by J%r
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 17018

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

Too bad that beer pipeline doesn't run under my house.
by J%r
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 10735

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

I have this AI on my system for some years, it answers yes/no questions.  #!/usr/bin/perl -p $_=(/([aeiouy])\W*$/i?$^T&1&&$1eq'y'?No:Yes:No).".\n"  Let's see what is tells me now: Are you a human? No. Are you an AI? Yes. Are you going to kill me? Yes. I don't it's going to break out any ...
by J%r
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"
Replies: 43
Views: 10063

Re: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"

Zinho wrote:I read somewhere that if users aren't trading cat pictures on your system, the system is broken...

Perhaps that's what linkedin is for. It's actually 'Link kedi', kedi is Turkish for cat.
by J%r
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 10663

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

I remember this line from 'The father of the bride' (Well, without the condom part). But I suppose it is to make people eat 30 hot dogs.
by J%r
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 57
Views: 12100

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

I used to crave salt so much that I would eat it directly, in shocking quantities. Turns out this happens to some people who get a lot of purified "table salt" in their diet but are also deficient in minerals that are found in natural sources of salt (like magnesium). If I eat sea salt, e...
by J%r
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1605: "DNA"
Replies: 68
Views: 15809

Re: 1605: "DNA"

I've occasionally wondered if perhaps there is room in the programming world for a code commenter, by which I mean a person is part of the dev process whose duty it is to come along behind the programmers and add comments. Obviously there will need to be continuous communication with the programmer...
by J%r
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14473

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

Heck, Aldous Huxley had taps for cologne, etc, in bathrooms in his 1931 masterpiece 'Brave New World' (which looks more prophetic every day). I suppose a beer pipeline might have a lot of interest. Oh wait, they already have that . I also know of some places having hot water pipelines for heating h...
by J%r
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1597: "Git"
Replies: 51
Views: 13687

Re: 1597: "Git"

But is his friend a Rebaser or a Mergeist? You don't want to accidentally fall in with the wrong faction. I know that you should never rebase while merging. And even if you get it right you might have overwritten the history, and next time someone's IDE does git blame it would be your name next to ...
by J%r
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 13309

Re: 1590: "The Source"

I sometimes hear the highway which is a mile away at night. It has the same high pitch as a mosquito, so I sometimes go look for mosquitoes which aren't there.
by J%r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1587: "Food Rule"
Replies: 86
Views: 13334

Re: 1587: "Food Rule"

Introbulus wrote:I'm almost certain that a squid, like an octopus, would leave behind a ghost.


I suppose for squid/octopus you would have to fight Cthulhu, or worse the Kraken.
by J%r
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 124864

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I forgot which word I usually misspell, but I searched my irc logs for a word containing a, e and y. And apparantly I seem to misspell appearantly sometimes which isn't always apparent to me. I couldn't think about many animals at first, as for some reason the word banana popped in my head on that q...
by J%r
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"
Replies: 35
Views: 8223

Re: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

I remember hearing that in school once. And the subjects had to speak all their thoughts aloud. I bet it went like: Ok, speaking all my thoughts aloud. All my thoughts... Better not think about sex. Better not think about sex. Yeah now I'm thinking of it. Otherwise that hot/cute researcher might thi...

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