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by Jamaican Castle
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0571: "Can't Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 28863

Re: "Can't Sleep" Discussion

True C++ maestros choose variable names that are wholly unrelated to the concept they're managing. sheepCount is pretty amateur. I think Madagascar put this best: "The C++ maestros... are... psychotic !" Seriously. Also, iSheep - for all your minimalist variable naming convention needs. A...
by Jamaican Castle
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0561: "Well"
Replies: 187
Views: 52716

Re: "Well" Discussion

Well, not that there aren't ANY Asians in Firefly, just... very limited numbers. The Triumph settlers were about half-Asian, and the Train Job town, and Persephone... The real question is, what about Dyton? You know, the colony Badger's from, which apparently is populated by Brits and descendants t...
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 16496

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

RanCorp wrote:Please do not misuse trademarks. The word you're looking for is "googol."


Fix'd. I blame Firefox's spellcheck. (googol is too a word!)
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 16496

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

For the latest on LHC-induced world endings (with a 99.85% chance of catching world-ends by other sources!), I present: Has The Large Hadron Collider Destroyed The World Yet? Guaranteed accurate or your money back. Only valid in the Sol system. Void where prohibited by physical law. No purchase nece...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 26487

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

Clearly, the Ronpaul will be joined en route by Cory Doctorow's blogging balloon, and they will merge their supporters into a katana-wielding army with RMS at its head. Among their weapons will be laser-levitated squirrels, because of the coolness factor. BHM, meanwhile, will be busy EMP-ing jerks o...
by Jamaican Castle
Tue May 06, 2008 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0419: "Forks and Spoons"
Replies: 146
Views: 29937

Re: "Forks and Spoons" Discussion

Of course, with Rachel Ray and Emiril compromised, The company will have to send in the best utensil fighting team in the world: Martha Stewart and Uri Gellar. River Tam will provide backup. Stewart and Gellar will both die fighting the sporkoids. River will walk in the lab (complete with flickerin...
by Jamaican Castle
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 35884

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

The key difference is in whether: ⋅  only Calvin can see Hobbes, or ⋅  anyone with the mindset can see Hobbes, and we've just never met any in the original comic That's not ever stated. I think that these particular people have the right mindset to see Hobbes. (I wonder if Calvi...
by Jamaican Castle
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 29514

Re: "Venting" Discussion

SD-Knex wrote:Allotheism

Sounds like a religion worshipping allosauruses. Allosauri. Whichever/both.

Which would be oddly appropriate for this site..
by Jamaican Castle
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 39030

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

Why does Black Hat Guy love his hat so much? Ist it because it hides his hair - and hair makes you look girly in the XKCD Universe? Haven't you ever had some weird thing that you really like but can't explain why? Like a pillow or a watch or a pair of socks? A cup, maybe, that you use all the time?...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 39030

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

I can see this turning into a fantastic back-and-forth between the two of them, seeking to Mario each other in ever more spectacularly classholish ways. Unfortunately, I can't think of a decent ending for them, as the only options I can think of are (a) mutual destruction, and (b) finally deciding ...
by Jamaican Castle
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 40936

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

On the question of the Mythbusters team - Jamie and Adam have a great chemistry. Jamie with his beret exude the calm, rational, scientific approach. Adam with his singed eyebrows exude the spontaneous, irrational, "ok now let's try it by quadrupling the amount of gunpowder in the myth, then ad...
by Jamaican Castle
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 27265

Re: "Morning" Discussion

UmbralRaptor wrote:...now where is the documentation to the universe? And is there any chance I could get the source code and a good compiler?


Sure. All you have to do is fall asleep reading a Lisp book.

Unfortunately, there isn't any documentation on quantum mechanics.
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44559

Re: Ultimate Game

I know other people have linked this before, but: Pour out a fotie for Gygax. :cry: For some reason, I think the "You Won the Game" comic to be oddly.. prophetic. But not in a bad way, per se. Y'see, now he gets to be god's right-hand man. The one responsible for Puzzles, Tricks, Randomnes...
by Jamaican Castle
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 26352

Re: Making Rules

Daniel wrote:The "no punch back" rule is flawed, in that I can just deal out punches to whoever tried it, without needing a motivation.


"This isn't a punch-back, it's preemptive retaliation for next time."
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 26352

Re: Making Rules

DSDM wrote:(picture of a Bug - er, feature)


Well, guess that puts an end to it. Unless someone knows a word for "punch" that rhymes with "feature".
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44469

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

Nightmares, last time i had one, a *REAL Devil came to me and offered a deal. Before that it wasn't that bad, I only got eaten by xenomorphs couple times and shot once. The other scary one was when i was falling onto the spikes from a huge height, and i could literally see them appear from the dark...
by Jamaican Castle
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82356

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Love it or hate it, you guys as the internet community owe a lot to 4chan. You wouldn't have Lolcats, Caturday, or half the memes you do without them. And the world would be a better place. As to the Game, well: < Portal > THE GAME IS A LIE! < /Portal > I will solve this problem by adding rules to ...
by Jamaican Castle
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44469

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

This reminds me of Vic from Deep Space 9, the (sentient?) holographic lounge singer - he was always worried about his program shutting down and him losing all his memories. Also, if there were sentient people in dreams, could they have dreams? Could the people in those dreams have dreams? Could - we...
by Jamaican Castle
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 30108

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

netsplit wrote:That is either a dude very secure in himself or a dude very oblivious.


In all likelyhood oblivious. See http://xkcd.com/230/ or http://xkcd.com/196/.
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68356

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Doesn't the modern airplane work by the rapid passage of air across its wings? True. If so, wouldn't an airplane on a treadmill be unable to take off in still air? False. The trick is that the force pushing the plane backwards is transmitted through the wheels, while the force pushing it forward is...
by Jamaican Castle
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68356

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Besides, 4.0 is a complete rewrite to make Linux capable of Q-like powers from the terminal. "sudo rm grav_field" enables antigravity) Reminds me of the following: Geordi: So, any ideas? Q: Change the gravitational constant of the universe? Geordi: What!? Q: You can't do that? And since b...
by Jamaican Castle
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68356

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Batman just happens to know exactly when to bet that a fight is going to start. So whenever any fight occurs, Batman wins. Batman has already won before the fight gets serious. What if I launch a nuke at Russia? Does Batman win then? Also: "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war; def...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68356

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

joeframbach wrote:
coppro wrote:Hmm... it's bedtime. Must... find... someone... wrong... to... correct.

I'm pretty sure this is an inappropriate usage of the ellipsis.


Not if you're William Shatner.

DSDM wrote:Dammit, Randal, stay out of my head.


Now, now, if he stayed out of our heads where would he get his comic ideas?
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105437

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Warning: nonsensical ramblings ahead. Would you tell the truth to a young child about everything in the world? Tell him his pet dog is never coming back, that its dead and that he will die someday too and theres nothing he can do about it? When my eldest daughter first wanted to talk about death (he...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105437

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Throughout this whole comic/discussion, I kept thinking of one of my roleplaying characters (which is probably a good reason why I should lay off the roleplaying for a while, but that's neither here nor there). Her theory is that maybe she can't help (emphasis maybe), but she still has to try, if fo...
by Jamaican Castle
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 23786

Re: Trebuchet

Re: laser targeting If she's only looking to knock squirrels off the feeder, she doesn't need a full 3d positioning system, just some doohickeys to tell her how far up the feeder they are. A nice set of motion sensors... maybe some pressure sensors? Ahead of myself I am getting. Also, she should hav...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38153

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

While we're on the subject, more robot crossovers: HAL and EVA? "Open the pod bay doors, Hal." "Unable to comply." Or, during one of GLaDOS's disparaging rants, my favorite CABAL line: "Inferior tactics detected (laughs)" This one works for either: "[Dave/Chell], [...
by Jamaican Castle
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 166439

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

Stanistani wrote:I'd study this problem, but I'm still working on my proof that all cats are Schrödinger's cat.


The key to this proof lies in realizing that there is no cat. It is only the mind that is (not) dead.

Also, Schrödinger's cat tastes like chicken.
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 28662

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

While there's a certain style to "Mars" or "Ride of the Valkyries", none of them can beat "Another One Bites the Dust". Especially if you time attacks to sync with the bassline. Other good tracks for the purpose: The Infinite Fleet theme from KotOR, Score from Tiberian ...
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0032: "Pillar"
Replies: 31
Views: 11086

Re: "Pillar" Discussion

Shpadoinkle wrote:I'm disappointed with this thread. Someone guess why.


Because there is no thread, and it's all just a figment of our imaginations?
by Jamaican Castle
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107650

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Reminds me of something my brother used to do in EV Nova. (For those who don't know, the game involved you flying around in a starship doing adventure-type things.) His ship was traditionally named something along the lines of "...against my better judgment". So he was always getting messa...

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