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by BAReFOOt
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 113386

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Arguing with moderation in a thread is a pretty good way to get banned around here. But shit-slinging at moderators at the same time? That should be universally understood to end poorly for the shit-slinger. Dear Readers: There is now extremely limited purpose in arguing with this poster. - Az ————...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1319: "Automation"
Replies: 58
Views: 17072

Re: 1319: "Automation"

Reminds me of another one I heard recently: Politics comes from 'poli' meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'blood sucking leeches'. Insects. Blood-sucking insects. Forget etymology; sounds like someone needs to learn some ento mology. Actually , those are ticks. (obligatory) Actually , ticks are arac...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1319: "Automation"
Replies: 58
Views: 17072

Re: 1319: "Automation"

That’s what shell scripting is for Randall!! It all depends on how often you have to solve the same or a similar problem in the future. ⋅ The first time you solve the problem, if you know you have to solve it again in the future, you write it down. (As in history | tail -n $x > ~/bin/$name...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1317: "Theft"
Replies: 60
Views: 12390

Re: 1317: "Theft"

So... identity piracy? What has any of that to do with stealing shit on the high seas? What if someone cracked your identity and made it available for anyone to download? Well, I’m sorry, but most likely, most of you is already available online. (How complete would a profile of you be, if the NSA t...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1317: "Theft"
Replies: 60
Views: 12390

Re: 1317: "Theft"

Would be pretty cool if identity copying [Ed: fixed] required the complete absorption of all the individual quirks and deficiencies of the person being stolen from. If the effects stacked, they'd all be schitzos [sic] after a few repetitions. They’d already be schizos after the first one. And frank...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1317: "Theft"
Replies: 60
Views: 12390

Re: 1317: "Theft"

If your thoughts and his can diverge, then he didn't steal your identity, he copied it. If he did steal your identity, then you no longer have an identity, unless he left his own identity for you. Aaand now you have realized that one canon ever “own” information… but merely copy it… at best overwri...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1317: "Theft"
Replies: 60
Views: 12390

Re: 1317: "Theft"

Oooh quit it! Just like all the undividuals out there, you didn’t have an identity in the first place!
You were just another clone drone!
You didn’t have more identity than the leg of an NPC in a dungeon with a billion instances has an identity.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22527

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

CigarDoug wrote:Why did you create THREE different religions, and set them up to constantly be at war with each other?


I didn’t. You did.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22527

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

The Synologist wrote:Cracked has taken a shot at debunking its more mysterious qualities


The Synologist wrote:Cracked



The Synologist wrote:debunking


… let me guess…:

They failed.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22527

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

pachinkoid wrote:why do bad things happen to good people?


Your definition of “good” and “bad” is only your own, mate. Nature has no such concepts.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22527

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

The Miracle of the Sun incident would also be high on the list too. Mass-Hypnosis is considerably easier than you think. Especially when the stuff from a nearby field flies over, and there’s somebody with a suggestive narrative. Give me a bit of LSD or similar, and maybe a hint of scopolamine, and ...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22527

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

The Synologist wrote:When I was reading about the Dyatlov Pass incident for the first time, I thought that if I had only one question that could be answered, it would be about just what the heck happened up there.


Alcohol. Case closed. :D
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35678

Re: 1314: "Photos"

xkcdfan wrote:This thread is full of White Hat Guys. Thanks, Randall.


I love how your side has all the good arguments. We can never hope to find anything that well-reasoned and convincing.
I mean you could nearly persuade a monkey with that!
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35678

Re: 1314: "Photos"

All of that assumes they are actually enjoying the sunset just as much. While the whole point is, that the shitty image has much less quality than the real thing, and so it is impossible to enjoy it just as much. That’s a just basic physics. And that the exact moment (so: a short time!) that won’t c...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 21265

Re: 1312: "Haskel"

The advantage of Haskell is, that few people understand it, and few people ever will. So it is likely to never be susceptible to dumbing down by the iTard crowd that already destroyed (X)HTML, Firefox, KDE, Gnome, and tries to do the same to Linux as a whole. The mindset in the Haskell community is ...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 30975

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

Presumably html was omitted because there is no one single value: the trustworthyness depends on the background colour and number of different fonts . You have no idea what HTML is, do you? PROTIP: If the author of a HTML document so much as imagined he could possibly dream about imagining he dream...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 30975

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

I wonder where .BAT.MY%20OSX%20DOCUMENTS-INSTALL.EXE.RAR.INI.TAR.DOÇX.PHPHPHP.XHTML.TML.XTL.TXXT.0DAY.HACK.ERS_(1995)_BLURAY_CAM-XVID.EXE.TAR.[SCR].LISP.MSI.LNK.ZDA.GNN.WRBT.OBJ.O.H.SWF.DPKG.APP.ZIP.TAR.TAR.CO.GZ.A.OUT.EXE is on this scale. Well XHTML, TAR and even O, are perfectly fine. RAR, ZIP a...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 30975

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

orthogon wrote: Folklore in our office has it that drawing in Powerpoint is slightly less broken than Word (or, ironically, Visio), so sometimes you see Powerpoint slides embedded as diagrams in documents.


Y'all motherfuckers need some .dot!
(Or SVG if it’s not [just] a diagram.)
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 30975

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

What? NO!

.jpg exists only for those losers whose operating system couldn’t handle anything beyond 8+3 file names! (Like old versions of Windows.)
.jpeg is the only correct extension for image/jpeg (/^JFIF/) files!

P.S.: Why doesn’t this forum have an inline-[code]?
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Gargravarr wrote:I own a TV but only use it for gaming. Where does that place me on the smugness axis?


You own a big display, that randomly has some legacy functionality, like the ability to connect analog VCRs and non-switched-packet data protocols. Not a TV. ;)
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

BlitzGirl wrote:...Did the definition of "smugness" change while I wasn't looking?


Nah, it’s just that the whole world isn’t a copy of yours (or mine). There are nicer places. And places we can’t imagine because they sound unthinkably different. And that’s a good thing. :)
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

It lets me watch something more readily/not in the chronology of a massive list of episodes when they just sort of say "this is what we're showing". The only downsides being sometimes they tend to pick a select few "favorites" and increase their frequency to the point of Ad Naus...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Hallucinating smugness onto somebody because of the inability to deal with a feeling of inferiority doesn’t mean it’s real. I can’t stand losers like that, who think they have the right to project their self-hatred onto others. Inability to deal... WTF?!? I can obviously only speak for myself, but ...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Kinda agree on the crap part, but even handwaving certain issues like availability of a suitable projection surface, Hint: Every flat (apartment) wall here in Germany is white-painted ingrain wallpaper by default when you move in. Barely anybody (esp. men) bothers to change that. You don’t see the ...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

We are going to be neutral? For a while; maybe. Going to be? That supposed “smugness” was never seen around here. If Randall wasn’t British I’d say it’s an American thing again. TVs just went away, and got replaced by big PC monitors and projectors. Nobody felt the need to talk about it. Probably m...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

That graph might not quite be right - I can't really think of a time when proclaiming not owning a TV would have been just... neutral. If you average out people who still live in the old world, and people who already lived in the future, you get zero. The graph doesn’t show an individual but the av...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20144

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Correction: The upwards wave doesn’t rise as much as the downwards one, before it settles at neutral.

It was always more of a “Hmm… should I get a TV? *watches some TV* …Lol, for what? There’s only crap on TV.”.
Got a projector instead. We played Far Cry and NFS MW, etc.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 45047

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

… unless you actually understand quantum mechanics.

This rule only makes sense, if you don’t, and can’t check if the other person does.

Also, it makes much more sense, to ignore it because it contains the unword “soul”. A clear indicator for a lingering religious schizophrenic delusion.
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 45061

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

The joke is that the reason why the baseball player from the A&C sketch is called "Who" is because he's The Doctor. Edit: And every time you'll see the sketch from now on, you won't be able to get the idea that they are talking about The Doctor out of your head. But that’s nonsense, s...
by BAReFOOt
Wed May 29, 2013 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 35418

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

Can somebody explain this comic? What are those doors? What does saying “frenemy” do to them? Why is it funny? No I don’t even plan on watching The Hobbit. Fantasy is to sci-fi what astrology is to astronomy and what religion is to science. Stupid fantasy is stupid. And made for stupid people. (And ...
by BAReFOOt
Fri May 10, 2013 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 39537

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

rhomboidal wrote:I'm only hoping monkey tacos really is random, and not a soon-to-be special at Carl's Jr.


Will there be a side of EXTRA BIG-ASS FRIES?
by BAReFOOt
Fri May 10, 2013 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 39537

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Obviously Randall doesn’t know a thing about psychology (or game design). ;) Random events are indeed actually making things more interesting. (Unless of course they happen in some kind of regular fashion. ^^) The reason for this is, that everything out of the ordinary is interesting to the human br...
by BAReFOOt
Mon May 06, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"
Replies: 50
Views: 15069

Re: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"

da Doctah wrote:(And to the Javascript lunatics, that is not intended as a challenge!)


Programmatically doing it would also be an act of reading it. As would any method of measurement.
by BAReFOOt
Mon May 06, 2013 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"
Replies: 50
Views: 15069

Re: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"

The solution: It just gives a infinitely repeating (the part between the 《 》) pattern of… no^{notTrue《^{2^{6^{notTrue^{true》《}}}}》} where 6 resolves to “actually a …”, where the “…” is a ignored “ignore this”, and 2 makes no sense since you cannot increment a boolean statement by two. A simple RPN ...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40259

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Sad but true. All the knowledge I professionally make any use of I did learn outside it on my own because I was interested, and so did those of my colleagues who know anything worth a damn - those who arrived there knowing nothing about engineering left the exact same way. Everything else they trie...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40259

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

slaufer wrote:jupiter is a gas giant, it has no surface to go to. boys and girls have made a poor decision


Surfaces? When we go, we don’t need any … surfaces!
Image
by BAReFOOt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40259

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

pbnjstowell wrote:The rhyme I remember from when I was a kid goes "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider."


And sexists go to hell, when I hit them with shrapnel. ;)
(And well, they also smell like a novel stink bombshell.)
by BAReFOOt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40259

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Nope. I didn’t. I'm an autodidact and didn't need college to get more knowledge. Nor any other bad outdated and primitive form of "education" Like most people, I went there, to meet friends, girls, and ultimately to fuck my brains out. Which is the ignorantly neglected main point of colleg...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 25693

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

A message to all Windows shops:

Get a damn package manager!

Other operating systems had them for more than a decade! Get with the times!
by BAReFOOt
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 25693

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

First thing I turn off when buying a new computer... Java and Adobe Download Management. Instead of turning them off, why don't you avoid installing them in the first place :p Two words: bundled software. I’m sorry, what? You use the pre-installed “OS” (for varying definitions of “OS”) as-is ? With...

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