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by SpringLoaded12
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 18763

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

Is that the same girl that gave a guy tech support that was actually useful, but it was a dream? What the guy said about not knowing what was real or whatever reminded me of the Matrix, which reminded me of my pet peeve about the Matrix: If the virtual world was just like the way the real one used t...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 53725

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

So imagine you could transmit 3 words into the past. You can transmit them to anyone of your chosing, at any time in the past, but no more than 3 words. What would they be? "Glass is negative" to Benjamin Franklin. And of course, my message to the future would be, "any bagels left?&q...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 53725

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Not many people will use the word "asshole" when addressing a woman I don't see why. Unlike "dick" or "cunt", everyone has an asshole. I noticed that same thing jpk did. When associating insults, you have to account for what type of behavior the insult implies. "A...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0874: "Time Management"
Replies: 56
Views: 14363

Re: 0874: "Time Management"

7:00-7:15 --> Ambiguous Zone / Space-Time Hole His schedule is inefficient. It should read, "24/7 | Fuck around" Title text: I never trust anyone who's more excited about success than about doing the thing they want to be successful at. Randall! Don't put prepositions at the end of sentenc...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 30567

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

It got especially bad for the people who kept playing long enough to start seeing repeats. "Oh hey, I shot treehouse guy again..." I really feel sorry for all you people who know so much about these games. I used to say that "Second Life" was for people who didn't have a first li...
by SpringLoaded12
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 23558

Re: 0871: "Charity"

he's using a meme he knows his fanbase will "get", without spending enough effort to see if he's doing it right. Randall is not particularly known for double checking his facts and fixing typos and mistakes before publishing his comics. I still think it's possible that he's not aware of t...
by SpringLoaded12
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 23558

Re: 0871: "Charity"

but what about that alt text? It seems to bash the very idea of altruism, as if all charity is bullshit and nobody ever has a good reason for doing it, or something. It's both contradictory to the supposed message of the strip, and pretty much disconnected from reality. Either that, or the strip ac...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 23558

Re: 0871: "Charity"

It's important here to realize that the comic is most likely implying that the girl's reaction to the guy is wrong. At least, that's what I thought when I read it; I say "most likely" because I can't say for sure that I am right. To break down the idea to a more basic level, the girl's rea...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"
Replies: 94
Views: 22145

Re: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"

Yes, it would seem that geometry does not win friends; rather, social interaction wins friends. But there's plenty of room for both! I do derivatives in my head (not geometry but you get the point) and sit at a packed lunch table. I lot of people seem to think that Randall is reading their minds. Bu...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0864: "Flying Cars"
Replies: 117
Views: 24088

Re: 0864: "Flying Cars"

This strip feels very familiar to me... my dad often mentions how we were told we would have jetpacks and flying cars by now, but we already have communicators better than the ones on Star Trek . Of course, the real joke is in the third panel; it's meta-humor about Randall's art style. You wouldn't ...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"
Replies: 116
Views: 27883

Re: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"

I gotta try that game. Whenever I hear that game mentioned, GREAT things follow. My friends are building a fortress and I want to help them. This is very weird... I got braces yesterday, so my teeth are sore, and I have been playing MineCraft to get my mind off of it... Revel in your first Get-Out-O...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 52741

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

A friend of mine had me look at some magnified images of human eyes. The pupil, as it turns out, is not a part of the eye that is black, but actually a hole in the eyeball that lets light in, like the shutter of a camera. That makes perfect sense given the way the thing acts in response to higher or...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 58233

Re: 0859: "("

FUCK that bothers me. Parentheses make the Grammar Nazi senses tingle, curly braces give bad nostalgia of Java coding nightmares. I find this to be rather annoying in long posts. If someone is writing a long wall of text and forgets to close one of the parenthesis, I'll often waste time trying to fi...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39673

Re: 0858: "Milk"

WTF @ her lack of legs in the 3rd panel. In an interesting phenomenon, females typically feel comfortable in a cross-legged position. One would assume it to be a difficult position to assume in an armchair. However, some armchairs are wide enough to accommodate the position (Two definitions of &quo...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35317

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

When life gives you lemons, make sure to kidnap someone more valuable next time. Winner. :mrgreen: I like that the comic searchbox is back. Trying to find the right comic in the Archive is next to impossible because of their undescriptive titles, and I almost cried when the OhNoRobot searchbox was ...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"
Replies: 108
Views: 26007

Re: 0856: "Trochee Fixation"

Noun noun noun noun noun noun noun!
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 41975

Re: 0855: "1999"

Just discovered the site today. I am amazed. Had that been created in the past 5 years, it would have been a meme within minutes.

Something notable; in yesterday's Questionable Content strip, Marigold was wearing an xkcd shirt. So that's cool.
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25201

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

Clearly, Randall, you simply lack the needed patience and motivation. I make a mean apple pie, EPIC ham+cheese omelettes, okay-ish scrambled eggs, and one time I burned some pancakes. Adequate cooking (like mine) doesn't take skill or talent, simply effort and the ability to follow simple instructio...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 173383

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

michaelyw wrote:I'm just shocked at the amount of discussion. Five pages already? Sheesh!

Same, especially the level of misunderstanding. Unless I'm the one misunderstanding it and everyone I thought was wrong was actually right.
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19379

Re: 0848: "3D"

SO MANY jokes for me to not understand. Yaaay
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 36593

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

So... I've started coming to the fora sometimes, just to read what SirMustapha has found to complain about. At first, I fount him annoying. But, slowly, when I'd think about coming to the fora after reading a comic, I'd begin to think ``I wonder what SirMustapha will say.'' Sometimes I'd think ``Th...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0844: "Good Code"
Replies: 100
Views: 28393

Re: 0844: "Good Code"

Such pessimism, Randall! Cheer up :D The Google Labs App Inventor, which lets you use visual interfaces to make apps for Android, is surprisingly difficult to use when you've gotten used to typing in code from scratch. HTML, Java, and C++ ftw. I wrote a small text-based adventure in Java, using only...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 41531

Re: 843: "Misconceptions"

Was reading the Wikipedia page thanks to this. ARGH! DAMN YOU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER-MORONS! GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER DIDN'T INVENT PEANUT BUTTER YOU LIARS! A lot of things you learn in elementary school are wrong, especially any history. Elementary history is bullshit . To explain the Boston Ma...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 44890

Re: 0842: "Mark"

Wait... so if B equals D are the rivals of pen fifteen, does that make B equals D the Party? That, or I am trying to find a 1984 reference wherever I can. There is no party. The party doesn't exist. Only the party exists. This was actually a good joke. Even the horrible "purple prose" dia...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 51674

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

Quality triumphs every time. I've got these: http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_3/index.jsp I'm not sure of the quality of their sound (certainly better than laptop speakers and apple earbuds), but the degree to which surrounding noise...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0840: "Serious"
Replies: 69
Views: 17251

Re: 0840: "Serious"

Ignorance of Silly Putty is distressing. There should really be a comprehensive exam at age 6 to cover topics like this. As well as some tolerance threshold for, I don't know, people from other countries . Anyway, "Don't touch me", I believe, is the single most boring punchline a person c...
by SpringLoaded12
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 27788

Re: 0839: Explorers

SirMustapha wrote:Why so many references? Isn't the actual joke good enough? Even when Randall manages to create a decent joke, he still doesn't realise that jokes are more important than nerdy references!

If the premise wasn't Chess pieces in a crossover with Settlers of Catan, what would the joke be?
by SpringLoaded12
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0837: "Coupon Code"
Replies: 86
Views: 28493

Re: 0837: Coupon Code

@from canada: if all you have about his recent comics is complaints, why do you continue reading & posting about them? Hey, Felstaff! Do you feel the same about posts like that? About the "get out of my head!"s too? It's so ironic, it's like rain on your wedding day. Jolly good times....
by SpringLoaded12
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0838 : "Incident"
Replies: 59
Views: 16223

Re: 0838 : "Incident"

In the second panel, I find it interesting that a hairless and faceless stick figure head manages to give the impression to be looking in the direction of the girl. When all your characters are stick figures and they have no faces, might as well take the time to make them as perfect as possible. An...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0838 : "Incident"
Replies: 59
Views: 16223

Re: 0838 : "Incident"

So Windows users are pretty much guaranteed to be on the naughty list, thanks to the programs always performing illegal operations. :cry: I noticed that it's the same character sitting in the same chair at the same desk using the same computer as Wednesday's comic "Coupon Code". Yeah, and...
by SpringLoaded12
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 56280

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

It's the same punchline twice, as I'm sure people are complaining (I take the 'too long, did not read' approach if the thread's more than 2-3 pages), but with different justification. The original justified it with a graph, and a reference to an obscure (but very important) scientific study. This on...
by SpringLoaded12
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29665

Re: 0835: "Tree"

I'm majoring in Computer Science too!!!!!!!!!!! ... and I groaned. Damn you, Randall. Why do you have to make me embarrassed for choosing this course? Not to be rude, but didn't you say in an older thread that you were majoring in a liberal arts course? Or were you just angry about the ribbing that...
by SpringLoaded12
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0835: "Tree"
Replies: 126
Views: 29665

Re: 0835: "Tree"

Ooh, shading.

I tried to open my gift, but I couldn't find its IP address.
*crickets*
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50032

Re: 0834: Wikileaks

Ahem. More detail might be nice. You're right. I was trying to tell you that you needed to actually say something, but I couldn't figure out how to do that concisely. ... see. the. above. Last edited by Zorlin on Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:09 pm UTC, edited 2 times in total. . "oh no, I corrected a ty...
by SpringLoaded12
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 32054

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

Okay, I use shuffle occasionally and it keeps going back to Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns N Roses for pretty much every other song. It's a great song and all, but I can only listen to the same song so many times before I start shouting at the thing "WHERE'S CREEDENCE DAMMIT"
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185243

Re: 0774: "Atheists"

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by SpringLoaded12
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35544

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

We have a Physics joke, a Calculus joke, a Chemistry joke, two History jokes (if you count the Billy Joel song as relevant to history), a Computer Science joke... #3 is CHOCK FUCKING FULL. :mrgreen: Better: Time passes differently in Narnia so I was able to run through the Folding@Home and Seti@Home...
by SpringLoaded12
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 35465

Re: 0818: "Illness"

(hopefully) Sweet Tits? I'd love to see her here on Monday, but I think she's QC only. But hey, Hannelore was in a strip once, so you never know. Get well soon, Randall and the rest of the Munroes! I'm sending you TVTropes links! <3 EDIT: I swear I'm not sticking to cynicism here, but is it really ...
by SpringLoaded12
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39830

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Sorry, I don't get it. It's lovely, but how does the title-text relate to the picture? So a universe doesn't need someone to observe it in order for it to exist. And both of them imagine the other imagening them. So overall that means, although they cannot observe if there is really someone imageni...
by SpringLoaded12
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39830

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

My, a haven't-gotten-over-Megan-yet comic. It's only been, like, three comics since the last one, ain't it? Randall has posted on the blog about some family problems he's going through. If this is the only thing that he can pull off, then maybe he should reduce his weekly schedule, or something? Us...

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