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by LeiraHoward
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85475

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I fell into the lava in the volcano a little ways and came back up, so I tried to find the bottom and apparently just got stuck. I fell and fell and fell and blackness surrounded me... but can't seem to get out or move around anywhere at all. So sad. I thought there might be something cool down ther...
by LeiraHoward
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 40911

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

In the early days of the internet, I set up [FirstName][LastName] @ various places, including gmail when it first came out. It was a "more professional" email for use on resumés, etc. Unlike the screen name you see here, (which has NO problems) my real last name (before marriage) was quite...
by LeiraHoward
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87463

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

oh wow, this is a total GOOMHR moment! I live in Australia, these damn awful decals are ubiquitous. And annoying. Seems like just about every family car has a set depicting all family members. But I was recently driving and saw this: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6207/6104991541_2a8ab29600.jpg BMW...
by LeiraHoward
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87463

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Are these…common? I’ve never seen them before. I've never noticed them here (in central Ohio). Whether that means they're uncommon here or simply implies that I don't pay close attention to stickers on cars, I don't know. It could even be some of each. They are all over the place here (also in cent...
by LeiraHoward
Fri May 20, 2011 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0901: "Temperature"
Replies: 114
Views: 29185

Re: 0901: "Temperature"

I came over here to wonder if he was referring to Basal Body Temperature, only to find I've been beaten to it by several posters above. Oh well. As several people have mentioned, a woman taking her temperature first thing in the morning before getting up can chart a pattern of highs and lows and thu...
by LeiraHoward
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 96362

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Disclaimers: I am currently an engineering undergraduate who has held research fellowships at JPL and Caltech, and I fully believe that if my grandfather actually was dowsing for water, there is a scientific explanation. There was noting odd about him and he didn't think it was some kind of superna...
by LeiraHoward
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 36931

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

DHeadshot wrote:An Ubernerd laughs uncontrollably at this:
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Great. Now I have a strong urge to dig out my old floppy disks and play Commander Keen. That'll kill my productivity today. :|

Thanks. :-D
by LeiraHoward
Mon May 31, 2010 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 36931

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

My 2 cents - I think that there are some regional differences in what the difference between a nerd and geek are. The definitions in the areas I've been in (Midwest and North-East United States) are usually something around these lines: A "dork" is someone who has no social skills at all, ...

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