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by hiddenmaniac
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86120

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

The thing is, the fourth panel of his fantasy is an obvious joke, but the reality would probably be worse , in the same way showing up to class naked would have worse consequences than everyone laughing at you. She could easily get him kicked off the train; if she played her cards right, she could ...
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86120

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I've been reading the comic since near the beginning (strip 60-ish) but haven't posted here in years. I had to come out and comment on this, though. I'm always told the reason boys are shy are because they are afraid of "rejection." Bullshit. To me, being rejected hurts as much as a thousa...
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0222: "Small Talk"
Replies: 131
Views: 32293

About half my conversations end up like the comic. Most of the other half are something like this: Other person: Hey, how are you? Me: I'm fine, and you? Other person: You don't really mean that, do you? Me: Um Other person: Why don't you tell me all about what's wrong? Note the latter situation usu...
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm in a jam (involving computers)
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

TheTankengine: This computer came with no disk but a recovery partition, which the Ubuntu installer overwrote (by no command of mine.) The rest of you, excluding spambots: Thanks for the help so far. This machine in particular does not have a floppy drive. I burned the files for a boot floppy onto a...
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm in a jam (involving computers)
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

I'm in a jam (involving computers)

I got into some trouble trying to dual-boot XP and Ubuntu on my Dell laptop. A lot of things happened later. The long and short of it is I did not set my primary Windows partition to bootable before I removed Linux. Whenever I try to boot from the HD, I get GRUB error 17. I know I need to edit the p...
by hiddenmaniac
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slugbug! [smack]
Replies: 48
Views: 9117

I've also played "beaver panel" occaisionally. It's the same concept but you punch when you see one of those station wagons with the faux-wood stripe on the side. I'm not sure whether that's universal or another weird Pennsylvania thing.
by hiddenmaniac
Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 49146

Dear world,

Please stop believing that flaming each other is going to get this topic anywhere.
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 830898

I joined the anime club at my school, and they get me into this fansub stuff. I especially like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Death Note. Haruhi Suzumiya is occupying about half my hard drive. On the licensed side, I love Speed Grapher (even though I only saw it up to 8) and Paranoia Agent. Bizarre ...
by hiddenmaniac
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora
Replies: 109
Views: 25353

People don't seem to understand that when I discuss it with them in the arenae and stadia of my town.
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many would it take?
Replies: 360
Views: 51175

Depends on the species. Do you mean 5-year-old raptors?
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0180: "Canada"
Replies: 143
Views: 44904

I wonder if what SpitValve described could apply to other pairs of countries, such as:

Russia/Ukraine
Germany/Austria
Japan/South Korea
Mexico/Hondouras
France/Belgium

I wouldn't know for sure since I have never been outside the US, except for one day in Toronto.
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When I Was Your Age...
Replies: 93
Views: 18123

no one will really make any contact with other people, and no one will want to go out. You can do everything at home, and you won't ever have to leave. Sounds like my university, except replace "home" with "dorm." If you're concerned about mating instincts, hit up 4chan. I'm sur...
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: About TheFairest
Replies: 24
Views: 9508

What I'm afraid of is if every other choice has to be between two vaginas. Or a dead kitten and a turd. Or a wrecked Dodge Dart and... you get the idea.
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: About TheFairest
Replies: 24
Views: 9508

About TheFairest

Will the submissions to this be monitored/controlled? Judging from what happened with BestDate, TheFairest will turn into a barrage of vaginas within weeks.
by hiddenmaniac
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 53
Views: 12347

Re: Angels and Demons

SpitValve wrote:bad science


Hence, fiction.

Star Wars, LoTR, The Matrix, etc. are also chock-full of bad science, but people don't discredit them on those grounds.

(Some may discredit them on other grounds. That's beside the point.)
by hiddenmaniac
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0167: "Nihilism"
Replies: 54
Views: 30172

I somewhat agree with jeffff, in that studying/thinking about philosophy is pointless. I (like most people should) have my own idea of how the world works. That being known, there isn't any point to studying other people's ideas about it. You could argue that philosophy can teach you more about your...
by hiddenmaniac
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 205630

I'm so nerdy that I read the xkcd forums for 5 months without contributing. ... I fall in love with any girl who speaks more than 2 languages. Especially if she made one of them up. ... I stay up until 2AM watching anime, cry myself to sleep (and enjoy it,) then dream about being eaten by dragons. ....
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0147: "A Way So Familiar"
Replies: 7
Views: 7983

I could see all my dreams in her stitches and safety pins.
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Webcomic Battle
Replies: 9
Views: 5039

For what it's worth:

Binary Sudoku is currently my wallpaper. Everyone who gets within 20 feet of my laptop cracks up instantaneously.

Maybe Pittsburghers just have a bizarre sense of humor.
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 7
Views: 5201

Yay!

Now xkcd has a place in the sum of human knowledge!
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0137: "Dreams"
Replies: 53
Views: 34614

I think this might have to be my new favorite... Also, in regards to the scroll over text, I believe we are all naturally creative, but some personality types adapt better to society's rules of routine. Creativity is in all of us, but routine destroys the full potential of that. Secret Worlds anyone?
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best thing ever as window into the human condition
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

You mean people like to be happy? Holy dung!

Actually, bestthing.info lets me see how much different I am from the rest of the human race. I am more surprised at some of the things that didn't get into the top 20 than did. Apparently, all of my sumissions got knocked off the system.
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695228

Could yinz perhaps make this a sticky? I think this makes for a good general introduction/get-to-know-posters thread.
by hiddenmaniac
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Posing a challenge regarding hybrid vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 7443

Sell your Prius to a Northerner. Buy a '92 Geo Metro (or Prizm if you intend to carry passengers.) Feel the air rushing through the places the engine has rusted out via the holes in the dash, all the while getting better gas mileage than any hybrid. If you can't stand the idea of buying an American ...
by hiddenmaniac
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why proper spelling is not important.
Replies: 27
Views: 9368

I was making my case against proper spelling. I never felt the need to justify proper spelling by way of saying "it's always been this way", so the fact that englishmen 100 years ago didn't spell the same way as we do doesn't trouble me one bit. The past is somewhat irrelevant. Indeed, wha...
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So, how good is Guitar Hero [Music Knowledge]
Replies: 12
Views: 6547

You'll need people on Beatmania and Para Para Paradise as well.
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why proper spelling is not important.
Replies: 27
Views: 9368

I actually agree with this in concept, but randomization is the wrong idea. Remember that current English spelling is completely arbitrary . To my knowledge, English did not even have codified spelling intil the Puritans introduced it in the 17th-18th centuries. Prior to that, an English word could ...
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34879

Darn! the things keep getting harder and harder! Hearing obscure music you like on a TV advert vs. Monospaced fonts Eating an ice cream cone without it dripping once vs. Freedom Being held gently by a soulmate vs. Fixing a broken computer yourself Sleeping kittens vs. Finding money in unexpceted pla...
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0052: "Secret Worlds"
Replies: 29
Views: 8361

I guess it depends on how one folds the printout.
by hiddenmaniac
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34879

Achieving the right balance of bunt to popped popcorn kernels vs. na na na na na na na na na na Katamari Damacy eek! That one took me about 10 minutes. Finally figured I'd rather have stuff stuck in my throat than my head. The idea that there were people who thought Liberace wasn't gay vs. Intellige...
by hiddenmaniac
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hardest decisions on bestthing.info
Replies: 111
Views: 34879

Raw chocolate chip cookie dough vs. MPEG-1 audio, layer 3
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great comic
Replies: 4
Views: 3932

I like it because you don't think you have to be an art-snob to be clever. Fans of this comic see that the actual content is more important than what the drawings look like. Substance over style.
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0128: "dPain over dt"
Replies: 9
Views: 10777

Is her knowledge of calculus a factor you left out?
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0129: "Content Protection"
Replies: 14
Views: 7073

Right... I have no idea what this DRM stuff is all about, and im looking for an NPOV-type explanation before I get into anyone's opinion. The only people I know who would be knowledgeable about such things are paranoid, and you can't have a conversation with them about anything (much less DRM) witho...
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0130: "Julia Stiles"
Replies: 44
Views: 36864

Have you noticed it's only good-looking girls who complain about being judged by their looks? That comic, Saved by the Bell on Adult Swim, and daytime TV during summer break remind me of how much better TV was in the 90's. I'd take Ghostwriter over Drake & Josh or whatever feces is on PBS now an...
by hiddenmaniac
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0119: "Worst Band Name Ever"
Replies: 84
Views: 33558

The Strokes
The Offspring
Staind
Butthole Surfers (I see what they mean, but it sounds like some 4th-grader insult)
Mark Anthony
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Garbage

*Band name does not influence my opinion of said bands' music.
by hiddenmaniac
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161670

Does something like Weebl and Bob count? Even though it's gone way downhill in recent weeks.

I must admit, I'm here because a friend found this on google. I guess the only other true webcomic I've read is Ctrl+Alt+Del which I don't care for.
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0124: "Blogofractal"
Replies: 33
Views: 13483

Wikipedia has now supplanted the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the repository of all knowledge and wisdom for two reasons...
by hiddenmaniac
Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0125: "Marketing Interview"
Replies: 16
Views: 9001

Shoofle: Use marketing as a verb rather than a noun. See if that helps.

OT: Would such marketing genius cause inter-office relational problems in large ad firms? (Admen making campaigns about each other rather than their clients)
by hiddenmaniac
Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0119: "Worst Band Name Ever"
Replies: 84
Views: 33558

Going back to OT...

What's worse is most people probably left the concert early to go listen to real live hedgeclippers.

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