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by dennisw
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 67660

Re: "Alternative Energy Revolution" Discussion

I have one point of criticism about this comic: It doesn't fit on an A4 * sheet of paper. Well actually the comic by itself does, but then the title and the alt text (added by the xkcd printifier) are missing. So I had to print it in three parts (I didn't want to cut the comic into pieces) and tape...
by dennisw
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0658: "Orbitals"
Replies: 89
Views: 16316

Re: "Orbitals" Discussion

colbol wrote:I liked the old alt text better.
This one seems as if he actually wrote it while drunk.

...while "drunkn".
by dennisw
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 129109

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

... 2. Lost (wait til the end of the final season...) ... How dare you say the "F" word! Oh, and by the way, this is the first one since WetRiffs and the Chess Coaster to be voted "comic most likely to inspire a website". I haven't read the whole thread, but has someone done &qu...
by dennisw
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 129109

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

LTK wrote:He did that in one weekend?

What makes you think that?
by dennisw
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 48855

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

cout wrote:
TriangleChair wrote:You know in 1998 or so, I went on a plane and being young I was allowed to sit in the pilot seat and mess around with the steering thingy.

Think I'd have a chance of that now? :D


Do you like movies about gladiators?

Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
by dennisw
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 14902

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Arancaytar wrote:
Werewolf wrote:Great Scott! He must have accidentally used 1.2101 Gigawatts by mistake!


You accidentally a verb in there.

Uh, that would be "adverb(ial phrase)"*.

*If I recall my parts of speech correctly.
by dennisw
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 73685

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

accessory to oranges wrote:This is funny because earlier this week i was wondering what would happen if i went back in time on the internet, (probably nothing much) but then went to xkcd and wondered if it had really happened

You do know about the Wayback Machine, don't you?
by dennisw
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 34351

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

Special of Lucas' s Star Wars. A word ending with 's' only avoids getting another in the possessive if it's plural . Depends on your style guide: http://www.bartleby.com/141/strunk.html#1 That guide places punctuation inside quotes without brackets; irregardless of who uses it, it's a complete and ...
by dennisw
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 34351

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

The SWHS wasn't really that bad*, it was just bad for Star Wars. The biggest disconnect between the makers of SW and the fans is that the fans think that Star Wars is supposed to be Serious Business, and the creators (Lucas I assume, but ILM and whatever producers are involved) are not above introd...
by dennisw
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 36795

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

...another is that it becomes so completely virtualized that the only physical participants are computers that never have any physical contact and their interaction is purely electronic. The battle is completely non-destructive much like a chess game and, similarly, wins and losses are determined b...
by dennisw
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 36795

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

From before Ogg's arrow through to the foreseeable future, war has been about killing people. As time has gone by, it has become increasingly virtualized from the physical disconnect of throwing a rock or firing an arrow to missiles launched at targets over the horizon to someone sitting in a room s...
by dennisw
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 14477

Re: "Nowhere" Discussion

Isn't a stick figure poster something most 4-year-olds would be able to pull off in about 2 minutes or less? But then again, what defines a "sexy" stick figure poster is not up to me to figure out. I should not be so cynical, because I used to be in that thing of having "strong feeli...
by dennisw
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 36795

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

You mean the future machine base isn't going to have USB compliant robots and conveniently placed keyboard terminal access stations located all over their base? (I'm looking at you latest terminator movie) But how else are the humans supposed to H4x0r into their mainframe? Oh, they can do it with a...
by dennisw
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0650: "Nowhere"
Replies: 80
Views: 14477

Re: Nowhere

This:
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is where I'd rather be.*

* Riding a triceratops.
by dennisw
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 25655

Re: "Static" Discussion

I'm kinda annoyed that so many people think you shouldn't need to wear a constant ground while working on a computer. I'd expect better out of ya'll. It's not like ESD has to be strong enough that you feel a powerful shock, and can see a little zap of electricity, and your hair is standing up after...
by dennisw
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 25655

Re: "Static" Discussion

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Wait...what? You get motion sickness during sex?
I know, this is not the kind the comic is referring to.
by dennisw
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 53713

Re: "Scary" Discussion

NES, waaaaah, waaaaah, waaaaah! Here was my first video game: http://www.pong-picture-page.de/catalog/images/Unisonic%20Tournament%202000_www.JPG My mom has this huge CD rack <wistfully> Yes, she does... </wistfully> Oh, you said "CD"! Oops, sorry. ...It still plays Who's On First, and tha...
by dennisw
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 47294

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Marinara sauce is a topping for bread sticks, not an entree. Maybe at Pizza Hut or the End Zone Bar and Grill. No, marinara is a simple tomato sauce that's used for pasta, a form of bruschetta, etc. In the US, the use of the term "tomato sauce" depends on the context. Everyday usage most ...
by dennisw
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 53713

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I really like the reflection of the flashlight on Uncle Rob's face in the first panel. Nice attention to detail.
by dennisw
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 47294

Re: "RPS" Discussion

Make me one with everything.*

* Said the Zen master.
by dennisw
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 40623

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

Mon Dieu. I had read "flashlight" and really thought the joke was random. Now I read this: The Fleshlight was designed by former police officer (and SWAT team member) Steven A. Shubin who was going through forced abstinence while his wife was in a high-risk pregnancy.[2] Weird. Necessity ...
by dennisw
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 76764

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

OK, so everybody* with a cute netbook should get this comic laser etched into the cover.

* who's single
by dennisw
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 38380

Re: "Free" Discussion

Church: 99.9% Rape free!* *Statistics not taken prior to 1990, 0% assumed rate I laughed. Don't get me started on telemarketers who call multiple times a day while I am at work, never leave a message and then wake me up multiple times if I happen to have a have a day off during the week and am tryi...
by dennisw
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 38380

Re: "Free" Discussion

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by dennisw
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 38380

Re: "Free" Discussion

Cyanide is natural. It's even organic.*

* Loosely speaking
by dennisw
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0639: "Lincoln-Douglas"
Replies: 94
Views: 16291

Re: "Lincoln-Douglas" Discussion

SirMustapha wrote: ..."your mom" is already ... very tired...


I can tell you how your mom got that way!

See. That's how it's done. <d,r,h>
by dennisw
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 32479

Re: "The Search" Discussion

"Dozens of floor tiles"...priceless. But I think that the effect of humans would be pretty noticeable for ants. What if this house is on the market and hasn't been sold yet? Its conceivable that the human's actions wouldn't be noticeable to ants searching specific tiles at a time. What if...
by dennisw
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0639: "Lincoln-Douglas"
Replies: 94
Views: 16291

Re: "Lincoln-Douglas" Discussion

Hmm...what would be an "XKCD bump"? A few criteria: -Must be measured out in centiliters . -Based on population demographics, must get the modal number of drinkers between .129 and .138 at three servings in an hour. --What would this be? I'm guessing about 3 cl per serving (i.e., the alco...
by dennisw
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 32479

Re: "The Search" Discussion

The point of the comic has everything to do with what "wavelength" they are performing their search on. In their case it's "pheromones" and they miss us because we are communicating on "footsteps" and "dropped food". It's not that they aren't aware of these oc...
by dennisw
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 22765

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

I'm looking forward to seeing what my life will be like in the year 2031. I'm looking forward to seeing what my life will be like on December 22, 2012. :twisted: I'm looking forward to seeing what my life will be like on Fri 13 Dec 1901 02:45:52 PM CST Mon 18 Jan 2038 09:14:0 8 PM CST. awk 'BEGIN {...
by dennisw
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 32479

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Damn, I think I just poured Amdro all over that colony!
by dennisw
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 22765

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

punto wrote:keep in mind that all this talk about how the large hadron collider is perfectly safe is assuming it's being operated by qualified scientists.. who knows what could happen if you let some random dude turn it on.

Or some evil mad scientist.
by dennisw
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 22765

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Quote from the Wikipedia page for this game The player may also chain objects together, such as chaining a piece of meat to a pole and holding it while riding on a raptor. ... Dear god, the raptors strike again... For once, something that was in a Wikipedia article long before an xkcd reference!
by dennisw
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 20000

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Now, that was funny!
by dennisw
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 16749

Re: "Date" Discussion

Al-pocalypse wrote:A truely 'Get out of my head Randall' moment!

My girlfriend and I were actually doing this last night! And figured out that with our mix of genetics that almost anything is possible in our offspring! I dread to think what the results will eventually be!


Perhaps your avatar provides a clue? :wink:
by dennisw
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0081: "Attention, Shopper"
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Re: "Attention, Shopper" Discussion

The fact that it's BHG should explain everything.

Perhaps you could describe where you're having difficulty.
by dennisw
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 16749

Re: "Date" Discussion

Kain wrote:So if my mom and my sister both had blonde hair that faded to brunette, and my dad has dark brown hair, while I have dark brown hair with quite a bit of red to it, what does that suggest about my genetic likelyhood of having a redhead kid?


It depends on what color the milkman's is.
by dennisw
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 28352

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Saying Harriet the Spy is like the Hardy Boys is like saying Les Miserable is like The Count of Monte Cristo . And I can only shake my head in puzzlement at anyone's feeling hopeful after seeing the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are . I mean, let's start with Max being about twice the age he ou...
by dennisw
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 28352

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

What's up with the title text (aka "alt text")? There's a trailer for the movie trailer?

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