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by libra
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50089

Re: 0834: "Wikileaks"

Of late, I've often thought "The whole Wikileaks/ Anonymous issue would make a great storyline for a sequel to Team America: World Police."
by libra
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 101267

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

There is false biology being taught to defend evolution, like a human fetus having gill slits and the human tail bone is of no use, when it's an anchor point for some muscles. Yes, I'm the creationist joining the debate. If a pair of ribs can appear in such a short amount of time, there's no reason...
by libra
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 101267

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

Can anyone here actually answer that student's question? Technically, no. But then the strip is about how the teacher responds to an impertinent question, not about whether the reader can answer that question or not. One of my maths teachers answered an impertinent question about vulgar fractions, ...
by libra
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 101267

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

Someone needs to compile a list of things they actually still teach in schools, even just in the lower grades, that are blatantly wrong. Like that people in Columbus's day thought the world was flat (pretty sure that's what they fed me in elementary school). I believe some people have already done ...
by libra
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 25297

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

OMGWTF this comic sucks, there's a typo, xkcd is going downhill, this isn't funny, I don't get it, it's too obscure, it's too obvious, and the borders of the panels are too thick. (Did I miss anything?) You missed "It's not as good as it used to be" and "RUINED FOREVER!" Keep pr...
by libra
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 24825

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

benlukes wrote:Did he just misspell "Brilliant"?

I do believe he has.
by libra
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72748

Re: " One Two" Discussion

Phish wrote:Who's up for a rousing game of "Spot the anthropologists in the thread"?

I'm up for a rousing game of "avoiding all the trolls here and buggering off to a more enlightened thread."
by libra
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72748

Re: " One Two" Discussion

GyRo567 wrote:nested bit clipped
CorruptUser wrote:nested bit clipped
reduviid wrote:nested bit clipped
melthengylf wrote:nested bit clipped

There are plenty of non-sciences that are useful. :]

Not to mention:-
Sciences that are useful
Sciences that are non-useful
Non-sciences that are non-useful

and anything else.

Always leave room for "anything else." That's where all the new stuff comes from.
by libra
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog

I do seem to recall someone mentioning Mr. Kong's name, which does mean that events are currently in the On position. Mr. Kong being attached makes it all official, you see... ...someone ought to let Mr. Munroe and Mr. Adams know. Also, Scatt Adams was wrong: there is at least one discernible chara...
by libra
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog

Glmclain wrote:I think Scott Adams just dissed Randal.

Aw shit, it's on like Donkey Kong! Counter strike!

Well, he would, if he considers XKCD to be more widely viewed than Dilbert online ...
by libra
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog

The Value Of Ideas - The Scott Adams Blog XKCD gets a mention in this edition of the Dilbert blog:- I've long been fascinated by the common human illusion that ideas can be sorted into good and bad, when all experience shows this not to be the case. We could play the game all day long where I descr...
by libra
Fri May 28, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0122: "Quirky Girls"
Replies: 14
Views: 7974

Re: "Quirky Girls" discussion

Good job of thread necromancy there.

Also, what was the then current XKCD strip when this was first posted?
by libra
Mon May 17, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25947

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

Or maybe you've all got to overhaul your senses of humour. The lecturer wasn't actually going to do content generation until part three. That's this lecture and the following one completely devoid of content, and yet the audience would likely sit through them all waiting for that content to arrive. ...
by libra
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 13052

Re: “Eagle” discussion

only better. alt text made it for me i think. also relates to all the MI-5 (spooks if you arewatching it in britanland) which is obviously a spy show on the BBC, who refuse to use ANY code words or anything subtle at all on the radio, something I noticed right away as being strange. then in one of ...
by libra
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 13052

Re: “Eagle” discussion

I loved it, especially the alt-text. I don't understand the alt text. Which kinds of situations would they not be able to report? I interpreted it in the following way: He hires an animal trainer to find special agents and create awkward situations. These special agents can't report what is going o...
by libra
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0700: "Complexion"
Replies: 93
Views: 31855

Re: "Complexion" Discussion

LTK wrote:How does he come up with this?

He does a Sylar on the heads of lesser web comic authors.
by libra
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 77417

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Strip Freecell is boring.
by libra
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220578

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

Of course, once humanity has reached Mars they can just haul these rovers out of whatever sand dunes they end up buried in, brush them off, repair what broken bits they have and just send them off on their way again, with just one or two upgrades maybe. No sense in ignoring a valuable resource just ...
by libra
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0686: "Admin Mourning"
Replies: 104
Views: 34135

Re: "Admin Mourning" Discussion

Thanks for reminding me to include a provision in my will to have my own data shadow taken care of properly when I am gone. Morbid thought to end the week on, but it makes sense to make sure, after passing, that your online ghost is laid to rest, just as much as it makes sense to take care to wrap u...
by libra
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 23765

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

LOL, I'm sorry, but I'm not quite sure what this comic is saying. Explanation please? It is demonstrating something commonly known as the Johnstons effect, a concept in which you can utter a sentence so profound, it will literally stop people dead in their tracks, for want of more brain power to pr...
by libra
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51073

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I got the joke before I came to the forum.
by libra
Fri May 22, 2009 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0587: "Crime Scene"
Replies: 100
Views: 20218

Re: "Crime Scene" Discussion

ComputerAnalysis wrote:Alt-Text: "I think I see a Mandlebrot set! No, that's just blood splatters. Golly."

Randall, dear boy, the term is "blood spatter." :)

It's funny. Everyone else is looking at the TV and the numbers. I'm just looking at the blood.

Oh, and LINK!
by libra
Mon May 04, 2009 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0577: "The Race: Part 1"
Replies: 74
Views: 13650

Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

muktowngiant68 wrote:5:1 he wins

If Summer Glau comes in as a late entrant, all bets are off.
by libra
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30693

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

Every now and then, I send out an email to myself with a line in it saying something like "Echelon: I know you're reading this. So piss off and leave me alone, will you?" Once in a while, on IM I find myself acting in a deliberately surveillance-aware way, conscious that someone, somewhere...
by libra
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0525: "I Know You're Listening"
Replies: 201
Views: 30693

Re: "I Know You're Listening" Discussion

Oh, I love doing this.

I also love staring deeply into the glass eyes of the CCTVs the police have put up everywhere here in the UK ... and yawning.
by libra
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28593

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

My favorite comic in a month! My friends tease me about it, but I always fall for these kind of characters... childlike, oblivious to mockery, kind of a personification of kindness and innocence... I want to give them a huge hug and tell them it will always be all right. Perhaps it is because these...
by libra
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0501: "Faust 2.0"
Replies: 96
Views: 20611

Re: "Faust 2.0" Discussion

This reminds me of a story which Isaac Asimov wrote. It was a locked room mystery in the form of a Faustian bargain. The human won. It is curious, but I was thinking of that exact same story only yesterday, along with this whole theme of Faustian deals per se. Once more, Randall takes a sojourn thr...
by libra
Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 22428

Re: Secretary: Part 5

1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?

Erm, SINGULAR?
by libra
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 22428

Re: Secretary: Part 5

slamadoca wrote:He did! He used the playpen balls!

This epic cycle has come to a brilliant close!

An epic light cycle, indeed. :)
by libra
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0494: "Secretary: Part 1"
Replies: 104
Views: 19513

Re: "Secretary: Part 1"

Where's Maggie Gyllenhaal crawling along on her hands and knees, wearing a yoke across her shoulders?

And why is BHG's head detached from his shoulders in the final panel?
by libra
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 27007

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

Kleppner wrote:WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!?!?

I love answering this challenge, to whomsoever it is directed, thus:-
"Right where he's been all this time; his signature encrypted deep in the digits of pi, in base eleven." :)
by libra
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 20145

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

bluegenetic wrote:Ha ha ha... I'm not a Ninja!!

I am a free man!!!
by libra
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 20145

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

saraid wrote:The ninja understands that invisibility is a matter of patience and agility.

Ergo, he should have stood there, listened to it, and wangled his way out with clever counterarguments.

Or a flurry of shuriken.
by libra
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0486: "I am Not a Ninja"
Replies: 81
Views: 20145

Re: "I am Not a Ninja" Discussion

I don't know about flinching when I hear the words "We need to talk." I have my own way of initiating a talk that someone else might not want to hear. In my case, if I need to ask someone to do something really unpleasant for me, or if I need to tear a strip off someone, I ask them to &quo...
by libra
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 64397

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

And if you're working with the paranormal as a whole, you can certainly use existing terminology, but with that comes baggage of an expected nature. Exhibit A: Telekinesis. Exhibit B: Precognition. Exhibit C: Psychics. It is quite impossible to find anyone who doesn't have certain preconceptions ab...
by libra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 29653

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

Bernanke?

Why would someone want to put a crossbow in the hands of the incumbent Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve?

And is there a contamination of Feds we should be aware of? I mean, other than the usual greed, corruption and hedonistic excess that is.
by libra
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 47758

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

My fetish is watching barbers cry after mathematicians ask who shaves them.[/url])[/size] Bravissimo! :) Until, of course, the barber responds with "Oh, I shave myself regardless because, you know, I'm human and therefore can contain contradictions." The issue of what Gödel's supposed to ...
by libra
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

I think it *is* ice cream, or something else that one could actually stand to eat. It looks fairly fake for one and for two I can't imagine how much you'd have to pay someone to eat actual shit. My opinion has always been it was faked. That's some amazing trickery, then, making ice cream come out o...
by libra
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62756

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

The images below spring to mind when I think of this sort of thing:- http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens1462249module3042613photo_2ofCups-RiderWaite.jpg http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A4590/45901/300_45901.jpg I really won't be able to look at this Tarot ca...
by libra
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0462: "Freemanic Paracusia"
Replies: 122
Views: 31012

Re: "Freemanic Paracusia" Discussion

When I read the title, my eyes betrayed me. I read the words as "Freemasonic Paranoia." Turned out the expectation was more amusing than the reality. If I started thinking with the voice of Morgan Freeman, I think I'd be more than halfway to a rest home by now. The voice I think with is ra...

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