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by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0219: "Blanket Fort"
Replies: 93
Views: 39124

Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Annjellicle: nice sig.
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Irregardless is irreparable, but one could say "One should not of Been partake". Of course, that assumes that one has some meaning attached to Been, which is rather cheating (one could equally well name someone Irregardless). It might work when speaking and using 'bean'. *tries to wrap he...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

bookishbunny wrote:(sig)~Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you push them down the stairs.
I just love your sig. I have TOTALLY stolen it and used it (like your mom? sorry).
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

You all sound like the kinds of people I'd like to meet. I have to make it to a meetup sometime. Seconded... Actually, I've been thinking about it. When ppl post on xkcd fora the only part of their personality that comes out is their xkcdism. The other aspects might not appeal to me at all, or mine...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

You all sound like the kinds of people I'd like to meet. I have to make it to a meetup sometime. Seconded... just wish meetups weren't on the entirely wrong continent for me :( Curse the intarwebs for making me dream! edit: what? wtf did php do to my smiley?? I hate when computers decide for me. I ...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

But I realised after reading your post that people worth meeting would call you back, while assholes, etc. would let you go. However, this is quite true. Though I think if that ever happened to me, I'd wait a bit and think up a suitable comeback/counter-pickup-icebreak line. It would be like those ...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

That is to say chairman should not preclude the woman, though chairwoman clearly precludes the man. Man gets stuck with the generic. We are all human, whether woman, or prefixlessman. As a prefixlessman, should I complain that I'm prefixless? I think that 'man' could be seen and used as the generic...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 95231

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

OK. I've made some misassumptions. I also think I have the occassional valid point. But I'll just shut up now (to be honest I know it won't last long but I'll try ;)).
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 95231

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

but for a woman who is the butt of the joke every time she enters a chat room without concealing her gender Someone who, on hearing a joke that is somehow related to them, automatically assumes they are "the butt" of the joke, has no business interacting with other people on the internet,...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

airtank wrote:I usually don't pay any attention to guys who use pick-up lines on me, but that one's cute enough to pique my interest.
True. True. There are so many cliche'd pick-up lines out there, new and interesting ones kinda deserve enough points to not be booted out on their ass immediately.
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 95231

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

She's not. It's that simple. She's just a tool required in order to make the joke, not the butt of the joke. Just like how, in the "Eggs" comic, had the guy's joke gone right, neither the girl at the bar nor the guy giving her the set-up, would have been the butt of the joke. One is the s...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 95231

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

but for a woman who is the butt of the joke every time she enters a chat room without concealing her gender Someone who, on hearing a joke that is somehow related to them, automatically assumes they are "the butt" of the joke, has no business interacting with other people on the internet,...
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 32866

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

Domovoi wrote:(...), knowing that this is his new life now. As a beatnik bartender.
OR he is an all knowing super-being controling all of our destinies, like the bartender turned out to be in Quantum Leap!

*worries that she's given away too much by revealing she watched Quantum Leap*
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Eoin wrote:I'm got some very strange looks from my office-mates due to the laughter caused by this comic. I got stranger looks when I showed it to them and told them it was funny.

This one JOINs a SELECT few on my office wall.
<INSERT tedious SQL joke here>
by Moo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

I would contend that 'he' should't be valid for referring to persons of unknown gender. Such usage is terribly ambiguous and unclear; how is one to know whether a writer is referring to a male or simply using it as a general pronoun? Thank you, that is what I meant (nitpicking about whether I shoul...
by Moo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0231: "Cat Proximity"
Replies: 180
Views: 45904

Re: "Cat Proximity" Discussion

Aaaah! The Kitty Effect! It spreads through the medium of LCD screens! When I look at the Individual XKCD Comic Threads board, now that this has jumped back to the top-ish, everytime I see the heading "Cat Proximity" Discussion a little voice in my head says "Kitty Proximity Discussio...
by Moo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

dragonfrog wrote:In the interest of accuracy - Fire is actually her middle name, but it's what she goes by.
want to be named Fire :-(
by Moo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 82106

Re: "Grownups" Discussion

RE: skateboarding with balloons:
THAT.IS.THE.SECOND.COOLEST.THING.EVER
by Moo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

It's not insulting and it's not discriminatory. I can only think that it's suffering from the same delusional PC as "chairman." No, it's not insulting and it's not discriminatory - but it's just plain wrong. Without an extra ten-minute precursor to any discussion about the fact that you u...
by Moo
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Could someone please explain this for us? It was explained earlier in the thread, but here goes my humble version (ps I'm assuming complete database ignorance here so forgive me if it sounds condescending). If you wanted to add a student to a database or change some of their details, you would crea...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Maybe VB is, by my rule, exempt from syntactical scrutiny (i.e. a joke*).

*Sorry I am now explaining my jokes because I seem to be the only one who thinks they're funny. Once again the fora imitate life.
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

I was challenging you on the syntactical usage of your <> operator and its non-deterministic behavior based on SQL Server's ANSI_NULLS switch. 1. Jokes are exempt from syntactical scrutiny, I decree it thus (also it was used as a follow-on from the original quote I was replying to). 2. Your argumen...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

jsd1982 wrote:You win. :lol:
I like that the sort of people on this forum can say that; thank you. Also, smileys make everything ok :)
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Oh I totally understand. Most jokes are based in reality and contain a little truth to them, and so when I saw your joke that didn't hold much truth (according to my experience) I figured you had some incorrect assumptions about NULLs and their behavior across all databases. OracleBlog : "Let'...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

jsd1982 and sab39: duh. "In fact" = adding to what has already been said, not contradicting it. Duh, duh, duh. I realize that, but I was telling you that you were wrong with your "in fact"ual statement. Duh. Well I think that, for the concept of null as it was originally conciev...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D In fact, NULL <> * anything * Get your head around THAT one. I think jsd1982 meant that 'NULL' IS NOT NULL in every database he's encountered. lol. SQL is such a hacked up language, not unlike english. That is indeed what I meant...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

MotorToad wrote:... should not of been.
I see what you're trying to do there ;)

PS I use "they" for genderless singular references because there's nothing else out there that really works. Actually, come to think of it, that annoys me.
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

jsd1982 wrote:Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D
In fact, NULL <> *anything*
Get your head around THAT one.
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105028

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

lol @ Happler's avatar
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Moo wrote:...Or it's very very early in the morning.
*sheepish smile*
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 95231

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

Wow. Some of you are getting really bent out of shape! This is the Internet. if you don't carry at least a moderately thick skin your days are numbered. Two sterotypes: Geeks = sex starved morons. Girls = only concerned with buying shoes and makeup on ebay and making hideously eyemelting MySpace pr...
by Moo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Onoz! The Internets IS broken. It does say Foriegn again.
Someone, somewhere, is messing with us. Or with the Grammar Nazis. Or it's very very early in the morning.
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Randall's hobby: creating comics to see which ones spawn the longest or most off-topic discussions in the fora.
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Also, what's up with 'that'? Is it more proper to put it in or leave it out, or does it matter? Also also, what's up with 'that that'? Is that a valid case of word redundancy, or a case where the first 'that' is that 'that' that should be omitted? Would you say "I think that he is a grammar na...
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

KingAl wrote:What's wrong with "Oh my goodness!"? :P
Your simple logic has stumped me. :P
by Moo
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

I especially hate when someone tries to refer to a nauger as an auger. What the hell is an auger? Or when they talk about newts as though there were an animal by that name. It's an ewte, people. C'mon, stop being so goddamn dense! No Moo didn't. *confused* Simply using the term "nazi" fli...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Also, I know it should be shan't but since it already sounds obscure I prefer to take it one step further with shalln't . I'm like that. I prefer viri and computer mouses and other stuff I make up. At best people don't even notice and at worst it's a fun conversation (argument?) starter. If you mea...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

Dragonhawk, I was quoting Dr. A. R. Dykes, British Institution of Structural Engineers: "Engineering is the art of modeling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no re...
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 51814

Re: "Effect an Effect" discussion

schrodingersduck wrote:stuff about "shall"
I contract "shall not" and I have no idea if I'm supposed/allowed to. "We shall just have to wait and see, shalln't we?" I love it, it sounds quirky.

Grammar-/spelling-/ye-olde-Englifh-Nazzis? Thoughts?
by Moo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 65303

Re: "A-Minus-Minus" Discussion

evilninjax wrote:At first, i thot this was going to be a Schroedinger's Cat jok.
I like to think RM did that on purpose, knowing we would.

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