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by Faranya
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 42705

Re: "Free" Discussion

neoliminal wrote:This thread.
NOW CONTAINS NO LURKERS*

Fewer lurkers per post than allowed by the FCC
by Faranya
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35142

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Man, why does everyone assume "achieving intelligence" means that they are in any way knowledgeable to the level that we are. They could still be considered intelligent. Just because Galileo didn't know everything that we do about the universe currently, that doesn't mean he was not intell...
by Faranya
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0639: "Lincoln-Douglas"
Replies: 94
Views: 17844

Re: "Lincoln-Douglas" Discussion

The joke is apparently "your mom ... conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal". Not so much of a pun as an attempt to turn the phrase into a "double entendre" of sorts. Exactly. Once you replace "our fathers" with "your mom&quo...
by Faranya
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35142

Re: "The Search" Discussion

I think any absolute position on extraterrestrial life of any kind is being made without any real logical deduction. We have one (1) data point on the topic of life in the universe. And that is us. To say that indicates that we are the only possible location of life is being irresponsible. To say th...
by Faranya
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 35142

Re: "The Search" Discussion

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Don't they wonder what keeps dropping food and stepping on them? >_>


We have people like that.

They try and explain ancient civilizations with disproportionate technological achievements and human abduction.

We call them crazy and/or idiots.
by Faranya
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23039

Re: Rules for "Individual XKCD Comic Threads"

gullyvuhr wrote:A velociraptor AND sex joke?

Some said it couldn't be done.


No, they said it shouldn't be done.

Because Cretaceous bestiality is not humourous in the slightest.
by Faranya
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23039

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

HEY NOW DON'T TALK SHIT ABOUT BRONTOSAURUSES I loves them. So much. verily, you have touched me deeply, a dinosaur I have anthropomorphized cannot cease to be a dinosaur screw popular consensus, belief perseverence ftw! But how about those Pluto-is-still-a-planet fanatics? They need to get in touch...
by Faranya
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 18678

Re: "Date" Discussion

Okay, let's say that, though probably very unlikely, they manage to "make" a redheaded, green-eyed, red-green colorblind boy. Would the boy be able to tell much difference between the color of his hair and the color of his eyes? :p I believe that part of the joke is that the future father...
by Faranya
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 18678

Re: "Date" Discussion

SirMustapha wrote:They're talking about making kids.


Yes, yes they are. Because in order to HAVE a child, one first needs to MAKE said child.
by Faranya
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32190

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Also, if American means “citizen of the USA”, what do you call the inhabitants of all of America? How about a New Worlder? Why do we need a name for someone who lives in one of two continents? What do we call the inhabitants of Eurasia? (Eurasians already has another meaning.) In Quebec, we call U....
by Faranya
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 48463

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

I quite commonly get an unexplained feeling that something is likely going to happen, and it's often right. Pattern recognition seems like a decent explanation for it :D I suppose...but if that is true I have unconsciously mapped out the pattern for reruns of the Simpsons appearing on television. A...
by Faranya
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 48463

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

I remember watching some TV show where a magician shared all his secrets. He had a couple number games he played on people, one of which was the one in the comic. According to him, the most common number was 36, and he was right a little over a third of the time (which is really good odds consideri...
by Faranya
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: In light of the XKCD tie...
Replies: 1
Views: 451

In light of the XKCD tie...

I demand a full XKCD tuxedo. You know, for those formal occassions that could stand to be much less uptight, like weddings, or the divorce proceedings instigated by your insistance on showing up to your wedding wearing a tuxedo that details the possibility that you: A) don't really love her http://w...
by Faranya
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 48463

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

Try this one (works about 40-50% of the time). Say it out loud to friends. No idea if it will work in text form. Think of a random two digit number... so, anything between 10 and 99. Now, that's a lot of numbers, so let's narrow it down a little... Make both digits odd. So like, 1, 3, 5 etc... And ...
by Faranya
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58803

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

The alt text is quite predictable; it's the same as the title, always. You're confusing it with the title text. Alt = alternative, title = hover. ;) Your comment, while technically accurate, is irrelvant, as alt-text is a forum colloquialism for the hover text. It is not necessary that it be in dir...
by Faranya
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 43492

Re: I OWN YOU

For you who say males are useless as a gender because artificial insemination is possible, please remember we have cloning. So females aren't any more useful. Umm.. we haven't developed an artificial womb yet. It is like saying your current hip joint is useless because we have artificial ones. Or y...
by Faranya
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20463

Re: "Branding" Discussion

... whereas 99% of the people I know who aren't online at least once in a while have a massive freakout and start screaming "virus!!!" as soon as they see even the slightest ad. This is why I think ads designed to look like system alert dialogs aren't fair, and on a certain level, mean an...
by Faranya
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20463

Re: "Branding" Discussion

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:So VHS went the way of the dinosaur, and the Macarena went the way of the dodo?


I dunno. Can you think of any other annoying dance fad that has occured since?
by Faranya
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0624: "Branding"
Replies: 86
Views: 20463

Re: "Branding" Discussion

see, "go the way of the dodo" works because dodos didn't really evolve into anything significant and simply died off. "Go the way of the dinosaur" would imply that advertising would evolve into something more advanced. But it would become something more advanced. People are not ...
by Faranya
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 42536

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

I think the biggest fun was to put the names of your friends (or enemies) in as your party, then declare with glee, "HA HA! Billy has died from Dysentery!" Of course, none of us little bastards knew what dysentery was, but it was cool to kill someone. In a video game. Not in real life. Wh...
by Faranya
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36110

Re: "Wings" Discussion

I think you may have missed my point: Before the character in question can do the down-stroke (creating lift), he needs to lift the wings into the air (creating down-force proportional to the top area of the wings). But, if that propostition were true, nothing would be capable of flight... I would ...
by Faranya
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 28845

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

My family had "Hurricane Parties" for Ivan and Katrina. Since our house was a bit safer/in a better location than some of the other family members, they all came here and had a party while the rain and wind was howling outside. :¡This cheese is burning me!: This is pretty stupid. I prefer...
by Faranya
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 33678

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

It's what allows Linux to run on anything from an 8mhz microprocessor all the way up to dangerously-close to sentient supercomputers. It's versatile like that. How do you know what is dangerously close when, to my knowledge, we have not actually attained sentient supercomputers? What benchmark woul...
by Faranya
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36110

Re: "Wings" Discussion

You know, the better solution to this, instead of using a random pully system, is to go to Titan.

Come on we can do it.

We almost have the technology.
by Faranya
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17531

Re: the-laser-elevator blag post with squirrel

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Ah ha! The squirrel didn't even move as it began to tumble, further enforcing my "squrriel-encased-in-aerogel" theory.
by Faranya
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17531

Re: the-laser-elevator blag post with squirrel

Touche. But the squirrel is shaded in. Recent precedent (http://www.xkcd.com/617/) shows that shading is not necessarily based on colour (the two black men are not shaded in) This suggests that the shading is not due to the colour of the squirrel, but rather some variety of non-flesh substance. And ...
by Faranya
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17531

Re: the-laser-elevator blag post with squirrel

dasada122 wrote:Would the squirrel not bake?


That would depend on the insulating properties of that platform. Which I can only assume is made of aerogel.
by Faranya
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17531

Re: the-laser-elevator blag post with squirrel

lowbart wrote:Also, there is something wrong with that guy's head. It's lumpy.


Squirrel bite. Possibly aquired as he was duct tapeing/supergluing the squirrel in place.
by Faranya
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
Replies: 115
Views: 22767

Re: "Understocked" Discussion

Kaijyuu wrote:Wait... this whole time hatless guy has been Barack Obama?!


No, THAT hatless guy was Barack Obama.

Although it is slightly confusing as to why the president was not given any defining traits (the professor got a beard...)
by Faranya
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 25900

Re: "Lease" Discussion

Just want to point out, the love a Lego is going to come in handy when the kid from http://xkcd.com/441/ grows up a bit.
by Faranya
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31511

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

LTK wrote:Oh yes: Woodpecker Drill + Balloon Shark + Flying Ferret * Shirt Design = Formula for win.


It is totally a rock, paper, scissors scenario.

The ferret is paper.
by Faranya
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0615: "Avoidance"
Replies: 75
Views: 16186

Re: "Avoidance" Discussion

I totally need to get a number close to that of the local pizza place, I sound jsut like the guy on their message...

"Hi, you have reached Pizza town, for our Bayer's Lake location, press one. For our Sackville location, press 2..."
by Faranya
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31511

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

accessory to oranges wrote:
Faranya wrote:I hereby demand that from this day foreward we call that 'round white hat guy' the Safari Hat Guy

Or maybe pith helmet guy???


It works, because he could be called pithy. Not by me, but by someone.
by Faranya
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31511

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Yay for White Beret Guy! The comic was adorable. Hmm, so there's black hat guy, white beret guy, white hat guy from http://xkcd.com/291/ and round white hat guy from http://xkcd.com/603/ ? :? Black Hat Guy (aka The Classhole) White Beret Guy (aka The Existentialist) The other two are not recurring ...
by Faranya
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31511

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

Eternal Density wrote:Aww this comic is just so lovable!


Agreed.

humanoftheforest wrote:Am i the only person slightly bothered by the fact that the power cord isn't taut?


I just naturally assumed it was decending.
by Faranya
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0612: "Estimation"
Replies: 109
Views: 27286

Re: "Estimation" Discussion

I don't pay much attention to the time estimates. I just want a loading bar that accuratly reflects the current progress attained in relation to the total progress necessary for the job to be done. I have had it up to here (image my hand is slightly above my eyebrows) with "loading" bars t...
by Faranya
Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28401

Re: "Form" discussion

See, I need to put "This space is intentionally blank" on the newly cleaned overpass wall now...
by Faranya
Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 28401

Re: "Form" discussion

Linux0s wrote:Unlike most any other regular printing, standardized testing printer errors will make national news.


Have you watched any of the national news lately? Unless your printing error molested a child, cause a famous celebrity to die, or kill upwards of 4 people, it just won't cut it.
by Faranya
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 27322

Re: "2038" Discussion

GodShapedBullet wrote:Maybe they have the expectation that the importance of the documents will diminish over the next 100 years.


I know I'm still anticipating a sharp rise in the popularity of phonographs between '70 and '80.
by Faranya
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125800

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

Ah, so he has always been a self-righteous ass then?

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