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by tahrey
Fri May 29, 2009 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58399

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

@Epsilon Vector: Oh me yarm WTF BBQ etc .... are you being serious? A little piccy for you, then you tell me that there aren't significant enough differences to notice even when they're not next to each other. I would suspect you have a variant of face blindness - font blindness - and therefore must...
by tahrey
Wed May 20, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36630

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

Just think if they did this with the raptors from Jurassic Park. Flying raptors! aaaaagghhhhh! That's what Tremors is for. :twisted: Was that the third or second movie that they could fly? Must have been the third, as I've seen the first two and there wasn't any flight, though they did get somewhat...
by tahrey
Wed May 20, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26883

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

Great, bring the music debate to xkcd, the one place I come to take a break from the douches on 4chan's /mu/ and the douches on Sound Opinions and the douches on Rateyourmusic and the douches on 420chan's /music/ and the douches on Last.FM. No-one made you click the forum link, and certainly we won...
by tahrey
Wed May 20, 2009 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 26883

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

I'm pretty sure claiming something such as "remixing makes it worse" - even for something like Beethoven - makes you as bad as any other monocultured narrow mind. Genius as Ludwig was in getting such awesome sounds from the technology of the day, we have access to instruments and technique...
by tahrey
Mon May 18, 2009 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36630

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

The only problem I have with the whole affair is that the shark has eyes........... not sure even the raptors have eyes on xkcd-world. Hmm. Also a 15.2m 2 tank isn't too much, it's on the large side of normal-spectrum scuba tanks. And they hold helium all the time, so it's not going to escape in a h...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 26434

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

As for loss of qwerty - bility , I virtu ally n e v e r run into a situation where I even have to use another computer. I'm no admin or anything, and I've got a laptop I can take places. I was sad to see that http: // IamgoingtostopnowImeanhonestlyNoOneisgoingtofollowalltheselinks.com did not in fa...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 74399

Re: "Alternative Energy Revolution" Discussion

Eeeexcellent... I quite like the windmills actually, maybe cuz I've sort of grown up with them (one of the UKs first wind farms being built near my northern grandparents' home when I was young, and looking pretty damn awesome and majestic set in the coastal cumbrian countryside)... Always getting a ...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 18345

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

I didn't find this comic very funny. Probaly because I couldn't suspend my disbelief. As another poster mentioned, the 3V Lithium cells are NOT the same as the 3.6V Li-Ion cells. One is rechargeable, the other is not. Both have their niches. (etc...) Not ruined for me, but I'll never understand why...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 68364

Re: "Students" Discussion

I get some weird ones, to be sure, and even the odd strange bout of perspective shifting whilst mostly awake and overly concentrating on something (like an essay or whatever - luckily i'm assignment free since '06 ... taking it one day at a time :lol: ). But never this one. Perhaps because all my un...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0269: "TCMP"
Replies: 66
Views: 23841

Re: "TCMP" Discussion

haha ok then .... i was hoping you'd written some kind of Xanadu style epic, but this is still amusing :D was interested because i've done a similar thing a couple times before (I have friends who keep very odd waking hours and chat with me on MSN... I invariably end up having to quit before they do...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 40233

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Now then, youse saft bunch... iain_benson, SEE, and later lunarul: Hurrah! ... it only took 'til* halfway down the second page this time before someone (...two people) bothered to actually check the facts rather than just relying on conjecture, anecdotes and flaming all over the place. Didn't want t...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92499

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

I feel so out of place with everyone posting that they live in negative degrees. I live in Santa Barbara, California where it's pretty much always at least 60 - 70 F or 15.5 - 21 C. Way to rub it in--blizzard conditions in my area. In the lab today, the fume hoods were turned up full blast, to vent...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49795

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Goshdarnit. Was going to post this about the same time yesterday, but some useless contractor sliced through a trunk optical cable and put the entire area's internet in the toilet.... posting blind now that my browser is finally operative again and has reloaded the login/post page but not the main t...
by tahrey
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0269: "TCMP"
Replies: 66
Views: 23841

Re: "TCMP" Discussion

That's interesting ...
but given your admission that not a lot of people may understand it, you could have posted a rough translation, fellah :mrgreen: --- I have a feeling Babelfish or Google Translate (etc) wouldn't do too well with that input!
by tahrey
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49795

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

P1: Several people I know supported Obama just because he's black, or Clinton, just because she's a woman, or either for their dress sense, without any attention to policies. P2: And the last time we had a democratic president during an economic crisis was during the great depression. FDR may have ...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49795

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

How is that dishonest? Do you really think most people don't realize that a million is 1/1000 of a billion? They're the american voters. These are the people who don't care what the policy is as long as the president is dressed nice. These are the people who voted in a democrat during an economic c...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49795

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

There's still the issue of, "If you ran your company into the ground and now require a bailout to avoid crashing the world economy, you do not deserve any sort of bonus." Yeah... As much as the media needs to be ripped a new one for their style of reporting sometimes, I'm having a hard ti...
by tahrey
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0552: "Correlation"
Replies: 154
Views: 52254

Re: "Correlation" Discussion

By observing Saturn you can get rich, as Saturn affects the stock markets :mrgreen: What about that fairly major dip around 2004 where the markets got higher instead? If you were relying on short selling or whatever you young punk kids do to make money in a slump these days, you'd have been pretty ...
by tahrey
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 35125

Re: "Redwall" discussion

Without really getting involved in the discussion, I'd like to add my vote to the not-exactly-a-poll-but-you-could-make-one-from-reading-the-replies.... Yes. Each one is almost the same story. Like JK Rowling (but for different literary reasons), Jacques knew he had lucked onto a good thing when he ...
by tahrey
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30967

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

Heh... I like this. Muchly. Though I don't understand what's going on with all the additional word fiIters alluvasudden (other than the burning [heese). A couple thoughts: 1/ Can we maybe suggest to Amazon that they open up the free access to wikitravel and h2g2 as well? And maybe some kind of simpl...
by tahrey
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46890

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

Also, I completely support the idea of a a large duckling collider. People should get to working on that immediately, FOR SCIENCE! You can't do that: Half the people in the world would try to stop you, because they're worried it would create a giant swan that would devour the universe I think you m...
by tahrey
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40869

Re: "Sierpinski Valentine" Discussion

Loli haet valentines day

But I love these fractals, they give the requisite warm fuzzy feeling.

And make me feel like it's 1995 all over again.
by tahrey
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0546: "Music DRM"
Replies: 77
Views: 15853

Re: "Music DRM" Discussion

Platypodes: love the relevant avatarness :mrgreen: To chuck in my small soft plastic bag full of the maximum legal tender of 2 pence pieces... $15-20 a CD? Who the hell pays that price unless they're seriously DESPERATE for a legal, CD-based copy of something that can't be found at a lower price els...
by tahrey
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 37806

Re: "Security" discussion

Steroid wrote:The guys on the right are cheating. If the security's on the hard drive, attack the hard drive. People should have to play fair and lose.


Heh, not heard of the Battle Of Stirling Bridge, then?
Scots victorious thanks to "not playing fair"; otherwise they would have been massacred.
by tahrey
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 37806

Re: "Security" discussion

That's why I haven't bothered replacing the soundsystems on my last two cars, as the OEM one built into the dashboard has actually been perfectly adequate. (The first car was so damn old and cheap that I often forgot to lock it, and no-one ever attempted to steal it. Always took the replacement-ster...
by tahrey
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46890

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

But what was the point? Yeah, it seems rather like a joke without a punchline. So they made some ducks walk in a circle, so what? Is "duckloop" a pun or play on words of some sort that refers to some obscure programming/maths/physics term, or is the "ducks walk in a circle" thin...
by tahrey
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46890

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

Having only read pgs 1 & 4 so far, I hope 2 & 3 are similarly devoid of the usual "this isn't funny!!!!" brigade, because this made me lol. Also, inspired 6 flavours of quacks image + quick and dirty bit of paintshop 5 hackery* = new wallpaper ... will work centred on XGA & abo...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 29361

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

Also ... (here we go again :D) fuck, it's turned out just as big. Would probably have done as much replying one-at-a-time in piecemeal fashion though. EDIT: let's kill some whitespace to help. - Higher pay, faster promotions You might wanna move to a country where equality laws actually stick then, ...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 29361

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

OK guys. This is huge because a lot of stuff being discussed - even in the first two pages, which is how long the thread was when I started writing - interested me deeply and I wished to drop what knowledge/thoughts I had. Sorry if it does your head in. Just my style ;) Consider it as meaning to hav...
by tahrey
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25950

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

radtea: because the internet is still deathly afraid of catching TEH GAYE, and it's a common cliche/in joke/what have you for the Kids Of The Interweb to act up to this stereotype regardless of their actual belief or even orientation. Also, the implication is that you either have a burning, sluttish...
by tahrey
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25950

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Darn it, ED... I was so secure in my belief that DTISC was a *chanvention. Oh well. There's many other things that have come from IRC that the Kidz probably don't know about because all they've ever used is the WWW, thinking it's the whole of the internets rather than just one of many, so I shouldn'...
by tahrey
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81143

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Catproximity, xkcdpasta - thanks :) I'm just very surprised, nay, baffled that no-one else did it first. Maybe it's my long since abandoned history of chopping up images from 4chan, and sticking them together in new ways to........ ahem, I'll leave it there. Props to your neat and appropriate names ...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92499

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

Re the speed limits, travel lanes, etc. Screw your silly regional arguments of Mass vs Indi vs Deutschland. I'm from Britain, and ours go sort of like this, for the multi-lane highways that we do have: Keep left unless overtaking. That's it. Doesn't matter what speed you, the person behind you, or w...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81143

Re: "Piano" Discussion

What - it's a pickup line! The guy went and built the piano for the express purpose of being able to use that pickup line. How could it be any other way? In the same way I was following the comic, wondering WTF is going on, only to find that the whole thing had been drawn for the express purpose of...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81143

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Alder26: Ouch. Imagine having a glossy, A4 "Pianist"... With free CD. P.S. I've just looked it up. Their slogans are "If you love the piano, you'll adore Pianist" and "Pianist is for you, all for £27 a year". Sorry. I found one of their cover CDs, in box, abandoned som...
by tahrey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 81143

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Guys ... I haven't felt the dire urge to pore through five pages of discussions on whether or not nob gags are funny (my 2p'north - yes they are, and very clever half-dialogue half-visual nob gags that mention neither the word, one that sounds like it or show a penis/penis-like-object are extra funn...
by tahrey
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0528: "Windows 7"
Replies: 222
Views: 57861

Re: "Windows 7" discussion

Vista is supposed to be bad? It's better than XP .. . I don't know. Simply put, no. No it is not better than XP. I fear for your sanity. Well, no. Vista is far more stable than XP. No blue screens in a year of use. My XP = no blue screens in almost 3 years of use, and no re-installs either. So, you...
by tahrey
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92499

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

Finally: Has anyone made an imperial version yet? I'm American, but I've started building an imperial version for all you terrorists foreigners out there. :D I did kick it off with Imperial speed reference points a couple pages back (basically using the reference point names from my km/h one but sub...
by tahrey
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92499

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

Hmmm seems I made some cock-ups so I'll address them first. Disclaimer before all of it that I'm not really having the best week mentally - the lack of any much sunlight (working indoors with fluorescent lights between sunrise & sunset mon-fri then sleeping half the daylight away at the weekend ...
by tahrey
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92499

Re: Converting to Metric

Hmmmm imperial version. Probably a bit easier. With reference to my massive pile above Speeds 3mph - walking pace 5mph - electric jeep thing 10-15mph - cycling, electric bikes 12mph - segway 20mph - residental speed limit 25mph - NEV (awful golf buggy excuse for an electric car) 25-40mph - metropoli...

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