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by lesmith11
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 20648

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

Haven't checked to see if someone else posted this... but a link MUST be made to this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J36XR2/ The reviews are fantastic; my personal favourite is "We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives. PLEASE! You must listen! We cannot m...
by lesmith11
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 35439

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

You're doing it wrong if you eat Cadbury made anywhere other then Australia. Considering Cadbury was founded in the UK why would I be doing it wrong? Nigel! Bruce! Does someone need to separate you two? That went totally over my head. What? Edit: I'm guessing you're thinking of typical English and ...
by lesmith11
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 35439

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

therita wrote:You're doing it wrong if you eat Cadbury made anywhere other then Australia.


Considering Cadbury was founded in the UK why would I be doing it wrong?
by lesmith11
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 39613

Re: 1032: "Networking"

I work in a restaurant and we cater for networking meetings quite often. I can fully imagine them doing this! Here's the link for that meeting...just for curiosity and interest: http://www.4networking.biz/Events/Details/25884 Also, if you click on their profile at the bottom, you can see how many br...
by lesmith11
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 39852

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Agreed. I don't think that there is any connotation. However this ...

Invertin wrote:I'm european and I have never heard of this star of david = nazi thing before ever.


...really does sound like they have no knowledge whatsoever of any link between the two.
by lesmith11
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 39852

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

a) It's about not being able to draw a 5-pointed star perfectly. Not even the "bench and triangle" method works because the points are all different sizes
b) If you're European and/or English and don't know the link between the star of david and nazism then...Oh me yarm...nm
by lesmith11
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 31675

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

TomSFox wrote:Am I the only one who’s bothered that he didn’t write „thou“ instead of „thee“?


Wouldn't "thee" be the object pronoun anyway?
by lesmith11
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82398

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Everytime my grandparents had a girl the mother tried to call it Priscilla... Luckily granddad refused and they all had good biblical names instead :P What's wrong with Priscila? It's a very normal and quite common brazilian name :) I hope lesmith11 is joking. Priscilla is a Biblical name. I am awa...
by lesmith11
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82398

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Everytime my grandparents had a girl the mother tried to call it Priscilla... Luckily granddad refused and they all had good biblical names instead :P What's wrong with Priscila? It's a very normal and quite common brazilian name :) I don't know really. A few reasons I thought of is: It was old fas...
by lesmith11
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82398

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Everytime my grandparents had a girl the mother tried to call it Priscilla... Luckily granddad refused and they all had good biblical names instead :P
by lesmith11
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38795

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Part two of that, why do Americans seem to think that they have to make their own version of everything (generally very bad versions of said shows)? couple more months til the new Dr. Who series.... Just been in NYC for a month and I was suprised how many shows are originally from the UK... I would...
by lesmith11
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 22621

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

I wanted to put a new box-set of Narnia books (or a single bound compilation) on my Christmas list... but since all the recent publishings HAVE THE BOOKS OUT OF ORDER, I decided against it. I had the Chronicles of Narnia (single bound compilation) around 12 years ago and it was in the wrong order e...
by lesmith11
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 138287

Re: Map Projections

ctrlburn wrote:

What does it mean when you like the "South Up Map"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversed_map
I do not own one of these because they were hideously expensive.
So not having one means I am cheap.


I don't know if anyone already mentioned this...but that's not a type of projection
by lesmith11
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 84988

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I was just having that problem the other day! I finally remembered I could just compress the file :)
by lesmith11
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 27208

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

rpgamer wrote:I just hope it doesn't devolve into, "Irene wasn't that bad" from everyone that wasn't horribly affected by it.


I know people in NYC and apparently it wasn't that bad!
by lesmith11
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0943: "Empirical"
Replies: 80
Views: 27615

Re: 0943: "Empirical"

And finally it's my turn: ⋅ Survive major life threatening illness. ⋅ Realise life's too short. ⋅ Get married. GOOMHR Or am I reading too much into this? Dude that post was very insensitive... You really should´nt talk that way about something so personal, even less he...
by lesmith11
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 165393

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Damn, I guess there are a lot of great 3D images in this thread, but I just can't figure out how to view those side-by-side ones. I've read a lot of guides on how to "get them to work", but still no luck... :\ Can you cross your eyes? Just do that until the two images overlap exactly. I f...
by lesmith11
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 165393

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

I'd love to know if I have some sort of bizarre inverted-depth-of-field eye/brain condition. So, look at the picture above, and this one, and tell me which one looks wrong. Most definitely the second image! Not only does it look wrong but it takes a lot of effort to keep my eyes focused on it. Stra...
by lesmith11
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317350

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I work for an unnamed organization that shall remain nameless. Their security briefing contained some computer security, a part of which was passwords on the network. The password policy is at least 3: lower case, upper case, numbers, symbols. and cannot begin/end in numbers. And you must change yo...
by lesmith11
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25277

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

I love cooking but haven't done any real cooking (no pre-mixes) since I got a new kitchen...what a waste!

However, I did make some peanut-butter cookies from scratch and they were delicious :)
by lesmith11
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 173592

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Immediately made me think of this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alphadesig ... 8/sizes/o/

Now THIS is the world according to America! :D
by lesmith11
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 51852

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

An excellent "review" of horribly overpriced cables ($6,800) : I have only a little time... (Swiped from PNH at Making Light , who also screenshotted it.) All the reviews were funny...my personal favourite was along the lines of "my cats chewed on the cable and they can now talk"...
by lesmith11
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 32339

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

Ghandi 2 wrote:I have never thought or even heard of the thunderstorm thing, why the hell would anybody believe that?


My guess is because kids tend to be TERRIFIED of storms so they stick in your memory more when you're younger.

Just a thought but I don't think it's a bad one...
by lesmith11
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"
Replies: 100
Views: 20697

Re: 0829: "Arsenic-Based Life"

davidstarlingm wrote:Not nearly as exciting as I'd expected. I'll have my elderberry wine with a side of old lace, thank you (+8 internets if you get this reference).


I think we get it as it was mentioned in previous posts :D
by lesmith11
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35633

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

speqter wrote:
Gnah wrote:I'd buy the 119 Little Pigs book. I'd buy it so hard.


Aren't there only 118 chemical elements? Oh well, I guess the 119th house is made of straw.


Here's a few more possible answers:

http://www.famous-company.com/prod-unbelieveium.htm
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=307936878638
by lesmith11
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 26595

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

Ah RAID... One of the few times I don't need to google something to get it :)
by lesmith11
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31174

Re: 0812: Glass

Do I understand right that a 'degree' is a PhD? After reading "4 Hour Workweek", you'll have trouble trusting PhD's. Cause it's now just a marketing thing. I started having trouble trusting PhDs when I started going to college. Probably a liberal arts thing. Ouch. No, a degree can also be...
by lesmith11
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0087: "Velociraptors"
Replies: 94
Views: 34734

Re: "Velociraptors" Discussion

It should always be assumed that zombies can run unless proven otherwise, also, double tap is your friend ;)
by lesmith11
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 20667

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

I wish I had this service five years ago...I could of avoided my psycho ex! No kidding, real psycho, real jealousy issues coupled with a variety of abuse tactics.

However, shortly after my leaving him he got married! So he couldn't of been that bad?
by lesmith11
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 67963

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

I don't think it was about the guys being embarrassed or ashamed or anything, the plan was just to ruin the security officer's day. Your theory clashes with the fact that the title of the comic is "Anxiety". I actually agree with gamer...surely the security guy is feeling anxious about on...
by lesmith11
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 82347

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

But Chimps don't stick together. The females raise their offspring solo - which is clearly suboptimal. For humans, the problem is even worse, since human children are more helpless, and helpless for longer. So humans had to fix the problem. And in most societies they did, and in some societies they...
by lesmith11
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 82347

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Eternal Density wrote:The place 'Savannah' sounds like the word 'savanna', how kind of you to point that out Randall. :P


The ecological system can take either spelling but you're halfway there
by lesmith11
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46534

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

scottyb wrote:Should I be ashamed of getting the comic in panel 1?

Have I said too much?


No I don't think it was that difficult to get
by lesmith11
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40046

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

Yeah, I have a friend who gets mildly irritated about people trying to use "thou" to sound formal, when it is the familiar term, and "you" is the formal. He asserts that all his letters to his girlfriend make proper use of thou, and I have no reason to disbelieve him. I've been ...
by lesmith11
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26378

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Also, I figure "A is like B" is a simile, as far as I'm concerned. To me, "comparing two unlike things" is meaningless. If we're comparing them in the first place, they are *not* unlike each other, in the aspect we're comparing ;). Aha, then how is a raven like an writing desk? ...
by lesmith11
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26361

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

I don't know if anyone has said this already (I normally read comments first but not today) but...

...does anyone have the feeling he means us?

Edit: As in "What do you think of this comic?" And now I have read the comments, yes, someone has said that already.
by lesmith11
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59212

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

Another thing that bugs me; the Middle East appears to have become its own continent. There needs to be an East Asia and a West Asia, because then everybody would know that the Middle East actually is in Asia. Also been bugging me; Latin America means the countries in the Americas with a Latin-base...
by lesmith11
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27597

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

I don't think a Kindle would be effective kindling. I admit, when I first read the comic, my understanding was that they sold a variety of the book that was specifically for kindling....the next panel made me think that the books were specifically poisoned so that those who burned it, would die. it...
by lesmith11
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0750: "Book Burning"
Replies: 121
Views: 27597

Re: "Book Burning" discussion

This reminds me of Cohen the Barbarian: "Someone who spent his life living rough under the sky knew the value of a good thick book, which ought to outlast a season of cooking fires if you were careful how you tore the pages out. Many a life had been saved on a snowy night by a handful of sodden...
by lesmith11
Thu May 27, 2010 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48770

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

This reminds me of a great interview question to test whether somebody *really* knows MS Excel well. "What happens when you use the tilde in a lookup key for a vlookup or hlookup?". Of those people who list "proficient in Excel" on their resumes, 90% of their heads will explode ...

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