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by rhalleys5th
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 19515

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Oddly enough, this comic went up just as my university's "failover scenario" testing is scheduled to begin....thereby depriving us all of internets for several hours. I'm surprised I'm still able to post this, actually.
by rhalleys5th
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 28640

Re: The Staple Madness

I really like how it's Beret Guy that does this. Favorite recurring character EVER.
by rhalleys5th
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Physics vs Engineering Physics
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Physics vs Engineering Physics

A friend of mine at CWRU (Cleveland) is in Engineering Physics -- he tells me that as far as curriculum goes, he takes all of the classes a regular Physics major would, plus the 5 engineering core classes and an engineering "minor." The other difference is apparently just marketing; which ...
by rhalleys5th
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87978

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Reading this one actually made me giddy. XD
by rhalleys5th
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 32697

Re: "Startled" Discussion

My reaction: Buh?

I don't want a logical explanation or justification for this one. It's slapstick, and therefore awesome as-is.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49089

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

Eww, dead stick figure still sitting in his chair. Creepy.
by rhalleys5th
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 20605

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

Third panel is kind of touching. A stick figure hunched-over, presumably weeping.....ah well, maybe it's just that it's late and I'm tired. But for now it's poignant.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 54550

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

! Three thoughts: 1. She's my hero. 2. I can't say I feel sorry for the stick-figure-formerly-known-as-Black-Hat-Guy whatsoever. 3. This comic took me by surprise. Not only do I generally not expect to see a topic revisited this directly a few days after its online publication...who could anticipate...
by rhalleys5th
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Thinking Too Much (Trademarked)
Replies: 65
Views: 5930

Re: Thinking Too Much (Trademarked)

Ernest Hemingway wrote:Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.


Nerds being unhappy isn't anything new.

By the way, I'm bipolar I. :D :cry:
by rhalleys5th
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 22131

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

I imagine it's just as easy to type with oven mitts as it is with boxing gloves.

Also, hooray for daily updates! They may make the week ahead slightly less hellish.
by rhalleys5th
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28742

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

joeythehobo wrote:Wow, such a sad, sad down from my personal feelings about the last comic.


And if one were to presume that this is the same guy from Wednesday's comic, then the logical conclusion is that this is what happens when you Wiki during foreplay.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0333: "Getting Out of Hand"
Replies: 107
Views: 22414

Re: Getting Out of Hand

I was following the wiki-trail and came to the page on making out, where I found: "Making out is usually considered an expression of affection or sexual attraction to a current or prospective sexual partner. [citation needed] " Not only that, the Foreplay article doesn't have individual p...
by rhalleys5th
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 19962

Re: Nerd test!

Image

Pretty much confirms my suspicions that I'm not as nerdy as people think I am.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0330: "Indecision"
Replies: 196
Views: 34634

Re: Indecision Discussion

Strangely enough, this happens between me and my boyfriend all the time. We'll hang out for a bit, run out of things to do, and pretty soon the clothes start coming off. (Still technically fits the rule, as we're "friends" of a sort.) Introducing this rule would make life in my sorority ho...
by rhalleys5th
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 4989

Re: Music + Studying

I assume you're not talking about the supposed "Mozart Effect," which I'm pretty sure has been debunked. Still, much classical music is wordless, and like aetherson, I can't work with lyrics either.

I recommend Explosions in the Sky. Electric guitar and no words -- hooray for post-rock!
by rhalleys5th
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17676

Re: Platonic relationships

Funny, unless every guy I've ever been friends with has secretly wanted me (and I very much doubt it), I've already had "real-life platonic relationships between genders." Ironically enough, my significant other and I have had this discussion. (We were friends for about a year before we st...
by rhalleys5th
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 68220

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

Yuefairchild wrote:http://myworld.ebay.com/scholar604

Yaaaaay!


That made me laugh harder than the comic. A+.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28193

38B wrote:Has anyone seen that picture of a color blindness test that reads, "Colorblind people suck."? I'll post it if I can find a picture, unless someone beats me to it.


It's not just a test -- it's been marketed.
by rhalleys5th
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0291: "Dignified"
Replies: 120
Views: 32244

I remember Beret Person from this comic....coincidentally, climbing a tree.
by rhalleys5th
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 51065

TheTankengine wrote:
crazyjimbo wrote:
Ghona wrote:It's your fault, really, for being insufficiently precise in your definition of computer.

:P


Image


Hooray! Crazyjimbo to the rescue!

I am just about tired of the flame-war tone that's going on here.


What's a war-tone?
by rhalleys5th
Fri May 25, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0268: "Choices: Part 5"
Replies: 112
Views: 27201

Oh boy. Mental masturbation....what does that say about intellectuals? Something along the lines of cerebral nymphomania? On a completely unrelated note, was it kite boy that was sighing over his modern physics homework in Choices: Part 2, or was that some unknown stick figure? I'd like to think the...
by rhalleys5th
Tue May 22, 2007 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 213562

19. For....36 more days.
by rhalleys5th
Tue May 22, 2007 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 20129

Two ways I could see this being confused: 1) By comparing it with the sentence "The balloon is rising quickly ," wherein quickly is an adverb. 2) "at 140 feet/minute" is a prepositional phrase. That said, it's definitely a noun. To demonstrate: One could substitute "140 feet...
by rhalleys5th
Tue May 22, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)
Replies: 467
Views: 54754

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Why am I here?' Then a voice answers, 'Why? Where do you want to be?'" Peanuts Marquis de Sade: I write of the great, eternal truths that bind together all mankind. The whole world over, we eat, we shit, we fuck, we kill and we die. Coulmier: Bu...
by rhalleys5th
Tue May 22, 2007 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0265: "Choices: Part 2"
Replies: 54
Views: 16029

Had to laugh at the first panel -- I always start my physics homework after midnight.
by rhalleys5th
Wed May 09, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0259: "Cliched Exchanges"
Replies: 74
Views: 25802

skyo wrote:My hobby: moving the hyphen:
"hey, check out my hi fi-stereo"
"do you get a wi fi-signal here?"
"this is a self portrait-photo"


Hmm....were you going for this?
by rhalleys5th
Mon May 07, 2007 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 80627

Couldn't help but be reminded of Dinosaur Comics in the last panel....I love that the upper border of the panel = God.

Have there been any deities in an xkcd comic before?
by rhalleys5th
Sat May 05, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 65323

Haiku is easy
All you do is stop at the
Seventeenth syllab

Don't remember where I read that one. And one about me:

Spring term is over
For many, summer begins
I take more classes

Thermodynamics
And organic chemistry
Goodbye vacation

:(
by rhalleys5th
Sat May 05, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Emotions (I really just need to vent)
Replies: 41
Views: 7600

Without desire to live, logic dictates that survival is no better an outcome than death. Therefore, it's easier to do nothing, and die. It might be "easier" to do nothing, but given that it's pretty painful to die of thirst and hunger, avoiding that discomfort would prevent our species fr...
by rhalleys5th
Sat May 05, 2007 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Emotions (I really just need to vent)
Replies: 41
Views: 7600

The difficulties come from emotions either taken to an extreme (Depression, uncontrollable rage etc.) or from a complexity of emotion that confuses us rather than aids. However, these glitches are still preferable to having no emotion at all so they survive. Interestingly, some of the psychotropic ...
by rhalleys5th
Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0255: "Subjectivity"
Replies: 86
Views: 28350

Man, I liked the Chronicles of Narnia a lot better before I realized it was a bunch of Christian allegory.
by rhalleys5th
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0254: "Comic Fragment"
Replies: 92
Views: 31376

I thought she was just pulling an incredibly awesome Evel Knievel...and then came the tranquilizer pistol.

What is Janeane's profession, I wonder....
by rhalleys5th
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689973

19/f/studying chemical engineering in Cleveland, Ohio.

A friend of mine introduced me to xkcd by way of "Nihilism" the other day, after which I simply had to read the rest.

And rather than augment Fusilliban's list, I'll just say that I'm mostly harmless.

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