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by Vehemence
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 23109

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Once our solar system consumes itself, days and years will cease having any meaning. Crap, I made myself sad. Unlike hours, minutes and seconds, which clearly have obvious objective meanings? :P Hours, minutes, and seconds weren't time measurements used in the comic. However, seconds are a time per...
by Vehemence
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 23109

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Once our solar system consumes itself, days and years will cease having any meaning. Crap, I made myself sad.
by Vehemence
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 29694

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

why do the nanobots need to be individually addressable? Why do they need to be addressable at all? Can you even store 128 bits of data in "a few microns"? They must be converting the dirt they eat into something; Why not bits? Of course, micron sized nanobots that can both devour up to 4...
by Vehemence
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"
Replies: 116
Views: 27314

Re: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"

knirefnel wrote:"Get your ass to mars!" would be so much better to write on your arm (read alt-text).

Nothing else in this thread compares. I got a solid lol at this, and upon hearing it my coworkers investigated the cause and got some lols themselves.
by Vehemence
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34570

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Sometimes to make a omelete, you have to kill a few people. But look what happened to the cook! Also... "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll find a golden ring on your birthday, you'll beat and strangle him to death for it, go mad, live for hundreds of ye...
by Vehemence
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34570

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he get fucking killed. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, you'll burn your roast.


I like this game.
by Vehemence
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 41365

Re: 0855: "1999"

spekkeh wrote:...Who wants to touch me?

I... I do.

...

At ZomboCom.
by Vehemence
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 41333

Re: 0852: "Local g"

c15 wrote:Actually, "centrifugal" is not correct in this context, as that only applies to a rotating disk. For a rotating sphere or ellipsoid, the correct term is "axifugal".

"Axifugal Force" sounds like a Steven Segal movie.
by Vehemence
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 41333

Re: 0852: "Local g"

I'm sure with the given acceleration of 4 m/s^2 with a top speed of 25 m/s, along with what's known about the moon and its gravity, the likely pole vaulting capabilities of a raptor on our natural satellite could be determined.

I don't know why I want this to be discussed seriously, but I do.
by Vehemence
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 41333

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Also, i am the worst Grammer Nazi i 've ever come across. I can't have a conversation with somebody that doesn't spell correctly or write in proper English, so this really kicked me in the balls. It's not necessary to share your self-loathing with the rest of the class. Also, I'm pretty sure this w...
by Vehemence
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49742

Re: 0851: "Na"

vviipp wrote:Wow, reading this reminded me of one certain thing:
"Slumming in at Number Two are songs that try to pass off la la's, na na's, and doot do's as legit lyrics."

Feed the Childrens.

Yes, this is the first thing I thought of after seeing the comic was not about chemical compounds.
by Vehemence
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 36048

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

ARandomDude wrote:Bad format, Peter.

Fixed.
by Vehemence
Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 50277

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

The lady in the comic could be merely asking for some higher quality speakers, and let's face it: you don't need to be an "audiophile" to cringe at the trebly, tinny sounds from cheap speakers, and a lot of players will argue that the quality of the sound adds A LOT to the immersion and t...
by Vehemence
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 50277

0841: "Audiophiles"

Image
Alt-Text:For years, I took the wrong lesson from that Monster Cable experiment and only listened to my music through alligator-clipped coat hangers.

I'm a snob about audio quality, but I do this to people who are snobs about other things.
by Vehemence
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Kalos wrote:(Kung Pow is a movie, oh he who rages about improper word usage)

This dish packs enough of a punch to be called Kung Pow.
by Vehemence
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I don't want to be preached about the evils of religion or about how useful science is. I'm well aware of both things already, which is why I am reading xkcd in the first place. Summed up my thoughts exactly. I don't need to be preached to by some dude that writes comics for a living. I come to thi...
by Vehemence
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

It's a common application of written humor? No, it's and example of what happens when stupid people say things without thinking because they're imitating something they've heard in the past that other people laughed at, even though they don't understand why it was funny to start with, or that, in a...
by Vehemence
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I literally roll my eyes when people don't understand how to use words properly. I was applying literally to a scenario where the cause and effect I said to literally have happened is completely impossible, I assumed that the over-the-top nature of the events that I claimed to literally happen woul...
by Vehemence
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

I'm just glad that Randall's relative is doing better. Also, "answers beyond science" could mean magic. It doesn't have to be religion. There's a difference? Beat me to it. Of course there's a difference! A priest does religion, a mage does magic. A priest uses a deity and miracles to pre...
by Vehemence
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 54502

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

Tass wrote:
Max2009 wrote:I'm just glad that Randall's relative is doing better.
Also, "answers beyond science" could mean magic. It doesn't have to be religion.


There's a difference?

Beat me to it.
by Vehemence
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 28974

Re: 0835: "Tree"

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language Where does it say "for computer programmers only"? possibly at the bottom of the page. Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), a...
by Vehemence
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 56574

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

Am I the only one who always looked at tic-tac-toe Ender-style? No matter where the X went, I always mentally oriented it to the top-left or top-middle of the board. Looking at it this way, there are only three starting moves - corner, center, and edge. The board can be mirrored mentally, as well a...
by Vehemence
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 56574

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

Am I the only one who always looked at tic-tac-toe Ender-style? No matter where the X went, I always mentally oriented it to the top-left or top-middle of the board. Looking at it this way, there are only three starting moves - corner, center, and edge. The board can be mirrored mentally, as well as...
by Vehemence
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 23750

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

I'm the developer who wrote the bulk of the code that parses and composites the NEXRAD data into a national map for My-Cast Weather. (I also wrote a good chunk of the iPhone UI, which in my biased opinion kicks ass and you should totally download it.) Implementing the radar compositing was a big ch...
by Vehemence
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 34556

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

jpk wrote:You know, when they make a movie of this, Tom Lehrer is still around to do the soundtrack.

I'm pretty sure this comment wins the thread.
by Vehemence
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 17559

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

Picturing Randall doing this made me laugh.
by Vehemence
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 24511

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

If a siamese were to gain laser gaze, when it crossed its eyes it would cross the streams. According to Egon, the results would be catastrophic.
by Vehemence
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 24511

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

faye159 wrote:Puma.

It's called a Warthog.

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