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by Airbuilder7
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107353
Views: 51746461

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is far better than Pope Watch.
by Airbuilder7
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 51697

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

I'm having trouble imagining a scenario where I fragged lis but still have echo available. ls is a binary program that's in the /bin directory; echo is usually a shell builtin function. Which means even if you've destroyed every binary on your system, as long as you are sitting logged in to a shell...
by Airbuilder7
Mon May 21, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21366

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Whys wrote:Randall is illustrating an interesting concept. What becomes of us when we are no more than blue prints to be copied, transferred, and built when needed? What becomes of us when our blue prints are no longer needed?

Hollywood makes an action movie out of the whole thing, of course! :D
by Airbuilder7
Mon May 14, 2012 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 26853

Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

I keep impulsively clicking the play-video-square, and no HTML5 goodness occurs.

*twitch*

*twitch*
by Airbuilder7
Mon May 07, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65025

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Aerospace Engineering

...

With a minor in Creative Writing.


(Slightly miffed that the only direct mention that ENGE gets is in the same panel as Physics. :D )

I heard the comic in the tune of Good Charlotte's "The Story of My Old Man." And I have NO IDEA WHY.
by Airbuilder7
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 36539

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

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...
by Airbuilder7
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0987: "Potential"
Replies: 42
Views: 16040

Re: 0987: "Potential"

I saw that long "AAAAAAAAA!" and immediately interpreted it as a line of poorly-drawn penises. *headdesk* The alt-text reminded me of some of the submissions from local middle and high schoolers that were featured in a creative writing conference my university held last year. The majority ...
by Airbuilder7
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0983: "Privacy"
Replies: 70
Views: 20599

Re: 0983: "Privacy"

The same applies for nap spots, too, it seems.

The alt-text burned my cheese. :)
by Airbuilder7
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 16387

Re: 0976: "Sail"

bantler wrote:I find the animated gif mildly erotic.

I was about to say the same thing!
by Airbuilder7
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 16387

Re: 0976: "Sail"

irishnut wrote:Also laughed out loud at this one, for some reason I find this absolutely hilarious lol

Same here. I think part of it comes from the guy's confused "WTF?" expression in the last panel. :D
by Airbuilder7
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 53594

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

The fact that so many people are trying to do math based on the time dilation between Narnia and the real world probably has C.S. Lewis rolling in his grave right about now. Hmm, perhaps we should calculate how much energy would be produced by such rolling? ;) http://dresdencodak.com/2010/06/03/dar...
by Airbuilder7
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0957: "Development"
Replies: 87
Views: 24155

Re: 0957: "Development"

APA is the american psyhological association. The Piaget scale if I wikipedia correctly (iiwc?) measures level of cognitive ego developement. So it's becoming self aware. edit: ninja'd. Now I get it. Rereading the comic with that in mind, I chortled shortly afterward. :D "Fear turned to confus...
by Airbuilder7
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32928

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

My first assumption as to why he couldn't find his stud-finder is that the BHG had taken it and hidden it, and is now trying to sell him back his own stud-finder.

Classhole-ish, I guess, though not quite as mind-bending as a stud-finder-finder-finder-finder....
by Airbuilder7
Tue May 10, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0896: "ZOmbeis"
Replies: 125
Views: 32677

Re: 0896: "Marie Curie"

Basilisk_Eyes wrote:Did anyone remember ZOMBIE FEYNMAN? ANYONE?

Now we just have to get Radioactive Carl Sagan to stop making pickpockets' heads explode and then we'd really have a Trio of (Literally) Unstoppable Awesomeness.

FOR SCIENCE!

And now we have Wednesday's comic. :D
by Airbuilder7
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107060

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Upon reading this comic, I immediately assumed it was a graph of the declining likelihood of getting pregnant beyond a certain age, and that the woman's results/miracle of conception had defied his neat statistics and probability. Then I came here.... And realized I hadn't considered a far darker po...
by Airbuilder7
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56379

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Reminded me of one of my favorite Douglas Adams quotes: "Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all." Followed by a chorus shouting ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER? :D I like how this echoes bac...
by Airbuilder7
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0811: "Starlight"
Replies: 130
Views: 28892

Re: 0811: "Starlight"

I assumed that the rectangular object was a picture frame, in order to refute the woman's cynicism with the beauty of the stars... But now that I look at it, there seem to be specks in the center of the rectangle when he's carrying it, so it might be a mirror as some have suggested. I don't know; I ...
by Airbuilder7
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26907

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

I clicked on the seat chart several times, assuming that the wonderful Randel had, of course, included an additional dryly witty interactive feature.... Nothing happened. I was sad. :( My cheese, however, was still fairly well toasted. WOOOOOOOOOO! Re: Sunglasses. I assume pilots wear them for high-...
by Airbuilder7
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 46457

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Are the giant tube things supposed to represent anything other than massive amounts of power? And are they converging on a burning bush? I thought this strip was about the LHC at first glance... http://www.st.com/stonline/stappl/publish/stwebresources/PL__Press__Release/CERN_LHC_t2030shigh.jpeg Hm. ...
by Airbuilder7
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220587

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

An update on my previous post: I looked in up, and it turns out that the lunar modules were jettisoned to crash-land on the Moon , not the Earth. There goes my idea for a comic centering on the Apollo 11 command module (titled 'Eagle' of course), which would have been something like this. Panel 1: ...
by Airbuilder7
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 52060

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

I've been lurking off-and-on; this comic finally inspired me to sign up. I'm an engineering student, and this comic reminds me of one of my literature professor's rants about "the science mafia..." I'll have to show this to him. Special relativity implies time dilation: moving clocks go sl...

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