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by Halrandir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671848

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Also, has anyone identified top/bottom edges yet? If it's solid black or white I guess you couldn't tell by looking at it. I tried going straight up in the beginning but couldn't really tell you if I got anywhere, since I didn't count strokes going up and down. Some characters (to the left of the M...
by Halrandir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671848

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I went left, found the tunnels, made mental notes to explore then ones that I bypassed, and ended up climbing out to the Mario level and continued right to the edge. No idea what else is in the tunnels (I found the facebook bit, the Minecraft Creeper, a really sad looking guy in the farthest southe...
by Halrandir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671848

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I don't think I've seen anybody push the technology of "click and drag" beyond its useful limit until now. I guess there wasn't a way to make a more fluid scrolling system for the site. I have this image in my head, Randall, whenever he's feeling sad, goes into his room and picks another ...
by Halrandir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671848

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I went past the top of the building, and thought it was a cute idea. I got to the sailing ship, and realized just how awesome this strip is. I went further and got to the giant pit in the ground, and realized Randall's insane. Did you go both ways? Inadvertently: I didn't realize the pit would take...
by Halrandir
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671848

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I went to the left past the top of the building, and thought it was a cute idea. I got to the sailing ship, and realized just how awesome this strip is. I went further and got to the giant pit in the ground, and realized Randall's insane. EDIT: Just emerged from the pit, scrolled back to the right t...
by Halrandir
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27018

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Two seconds late in posting my own thread, which I only was compelled to create this one time because holy bejeezus THIS HAS ALWAYS BOTHERED ME AND NO ONE EVER BELIEVED ME. *cry*
by Halrandir
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 53780

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Honestly, it's really 2009 that's being the asshole, using their transtemporal dialing technology to ask for a shirt back instead of averting 9/11, or the Indonesian typhoon, or any number of catastrophes in the last decade.

Pro-tip: have Alexander Graham Bell prevent World War I.
by Halrandir
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30830

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

The shift in viewpoint from seeing the enemy as a target to kill for your side's gain to a real person is very sobering. This is why I'm a pacifist. Any time I simply watch a movie where the good guys are wiping out The Enemy Pawns, I see those enemies' relatives crying at their funerals. I wouldn'...
by Halrandir
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35450

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach the man to cook the fish, and he won't get flukes next time.
by Halrandir
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35450

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss be glad you didn't die on impact.
by Halrandir
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25284

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

ChickenOfDoom wrote:Breaking out of this flowchart is easy if you're unemployed/otherwise can't afford eating out.


Agreed, though I've yet to break away and find another answer to "Does it Taste Good?"
by Halrandir
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19555

Re: 0848: "3D"

Ok, the whole "rolled up dimensions" thing is best understood by starting from General Relativity ... or else will lower the maximum limit on how "big" they can be (thus disproving theories that require the dimensions to be above a certain size). Interesting explanation, I'd nev...
by Halrandir
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16178

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

Hmm, at first the alt-text didn't bother me; I took it to mean the reenactor approached his character study like a method actor, except here instead of researching by living like the soldier would have lived, he was researching by living that person's actual life. (Another scenario of this would be ...
by Halrandir
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45096

Re: 0842: "Mark"

I don't know if I'm amused that someone called him up and told him to write Pen15 on his arm, and he kept that scrawl on his body for the next 20 years, or horrified that such a stupid prank coupled with a sequence of random later events led him to burn down someone's house.
by Halrandir
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 26732

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

Agree with most of the above, these are terrific little gems today. But a quick question for the Hotness Scale strip: is the girl in your bio class hot because she's wearing your shirt, or is the girl in your bio class wearing your shirt because she's hot?
by Halrandir
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0777: "Pore Strips"
Replies: 71
Views: 23161

Re: "Pore Strips" discussion (#777)

Wait, stick figures have a skeletal structure?!
by Halrandir
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185659

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

The thing with Atheism or Theism is that they both start with the assumption that A Priori thinking is valid. We want to believe that going to church, or not, is best so we do, no based on evidence, but what on other tell us. <p> Agnosticism is often considered the enlightened view, but it even ass...
by Halrandir
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39719

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

My college's website was so bad some students put together a school-funded organization to set up a new site that linked to all the pages a student would actually find relevant on the main site. It's been going strong for 10 years and easily gets more traffic from the student body than the official ...
by Halrandir
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30764

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

I remember way back when when I was in junior high, I'd set up a system where I would copy and paste any...questionable pictures I wanted to save into a password-protected Word document. I would then format all the images as Hidden text and fill the document with filler paragraphs and half-assed tee...
by Halrandir
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15681

Re: "iPad" discussion

Magnanimous wrote:I dunno... I really like my iPad mini. :)


lol, iPad mini ftw! Except I wish it was a bit more like ATT's iPad mini, not being able to access the internet from anywhere is getting to be a bit of a pain.
by Halrandir
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28646

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I haven't had the driving dreams ever, and I haven't dreamed of my teeth falling out either. I have , however, dreamed of a nun from my elementary school's teeth falling out to reveal she has no tongue but instead has 6-7 different esophagi leading to different parts of her head and body. When she d...
by Halrandir
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67129

Re: Porn For Women

This has been something that's bothered me (as a man) about that book series for a long time. What bothers me more is that some people actually think Porn for Women is a funny sort of feminine empowerment, while it just perpetuates the erroneous concept of women either not having or not SUPPOSED to ...
by Halrandir
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 14939

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

No, I'm pretty sure the title text is correct, grammatically speaking. He even avoided splitting the infinitive at the end of the awkwardly-long imperative clause!
by Halrandir
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51724

Re: "First Design" Discussion

Never been to FIRST (though I had several friends who were on our school's team) and I loved this! I'd just like to point out, though the third member of the opposing team (apparently a freshman from the size of him). While the other two teammembers are freaking out because their robot is being frie...
by Halrandir
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0682: "Force"
Replies: 61
Views: 21227

Re: "Force" Discussion

This does beg the question, though, if Darth Vader was strong enough that he could keep choking himself with the Force after he lost consciousness? Or maybe someone else was Force-choking him? The Emperor? Obi-Wan? Luke??
by Halrandir
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 25191

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Nice comic, but though I'm not 27 the title text hits close to home; this year on their anniversary (two days ago) my parents offered to throw a party for the 23rd anniversary of my conception, and even told me with 30 minutes probable error the TIME I was conceived. :shock:
by Halrandir
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21017

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

This type of thing has never occurred to me. What pops into my head more often is the fact that there are trillions of chemical reactions occurring in all the billions of neurons in my brain every minute, transferring information between each other via electrochemical discharges in branching pathway...
by Halrandir
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 47612

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

I started feeling like playing SkiFree after reading this comic, so I googled it and found.. something slightly strange 8 links down: http://www.fanfiction.net/game/SkiFree/ No, nonono....I just had to read one of them to make sure, to prove myself wrong, but in a twisted, disgusting way that is ac...
by Halrandir
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 28963

Re: "Static" Discussion

I just kinda assumed that this was a male/female pairing because as mentioned before a female/female pairing wouldn't require a condom, and Randall has yet to draw any comic with a male/male pairing. Plus, Randall is himself straight (if I'm mistaken, I'd LOVE an explanation for his obsession with c...
by Halrandir
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17189

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

The funny thing is this comic does not point out that their car is probably stopped on the road holding up about 50 other people trying to get somewhere. The traffic on route 100 is similar to New York City in rush hour without traffic lights, especially in front of Ben and Jerry's. I wonder, does ...

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