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by Klear
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Oh yeah, this probably needs a Time-thread-to-normal translation. Over there an empty spoiler is usually read as "Wait for it" (the main title text for 1190). As in: We're looking forward to full-fledged Madness but until then we'll have to After a minute of frantic clicking on the "...
by Klear
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

That's too coherent. The lions speak only in French Pig-Latin. The brick road is multicolored glass painted white, and isn't so much a road as it is a pile. The band consists of the members of Pink Floyd, yes, but they're each playing an instrument they don't know how to play, playing individual so...
by Klear
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

A hurricane passed across Europe, but here, nothing...
by Klear
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 29295

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

BlitzGirl wrote:Yep. The image background is actually transparent. The eraser isn't so much an eraser as it is a white brush.

Image


I can't seem to find the batman... =/
by Klear
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

New User wrote:There's gonna be tears in my very near future no matter what I do. Might as well embrace the alcohol.


Like I said something different.
by Klear
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44572

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

I wanted to post something in this thread but I no longer want to... =/
by Klear
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44572

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

rhomboidal wrote:I don't believe in Gödel. I'm an atheologist.


I'm believe we can't ever prove the existence of two gods. I'm a diagnostic.

Also relevant:

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by Klear
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

HES wrote:But tears lead to alcohol, and we know where alcohol leads


There's gonna be alcohol in my very near future no matter what I do. Might as well embrace the tears.
by Klear
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0134: "Space Burial"
Replies: 16
Views: 11456

Re: What-If 134: "Space Burial"

Human body is 100% water.

Edit: OmniLiquid would probably agree, right?
by Klear
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1504: "Opportunity"
Replies: 49
Views: 12368

Re: 1504: "Opportunity"

I think you are in a wrong thread.
by Klear
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0020: "Ferret"
Replies: 33
Views: 11320

Re: 0020: "Ferret"

Logological wrote:
ucim wrote:
gladiolas wrote:Did the woodpecker survive??
Yes, I believe it did. It landed, and the ferret was startled enough to go its own way.
Well, except that it wasn't really a ferret but a weasel.


That must be what startled it then.
by Klear
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1504: "Opportunity"
Replies: 49
Views: 12368

Re: 1504: "Opportunity"

Title Text: "We all remember those famous first words spoken by an astronaut on the surface of Mars: "That's one small step fo- HOLY SHIT LOOK OUT IT'S GOT SOME KIND OF DRILL! Get back to the ... [unintelligible] ... [signal lost]". It's a good think Neil Armstrong doesn't have m...
by Klear
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1499: "Arbitrage"
Replies: 164
Views: 26100

Re: 1499: "Arbitrage"

Well, this escalated quite a lot.
by Klear
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

First: heed SecondTalon's warning. If you join that group.... Back up your avatars and signatures. I'd also backup you signature, your sanity and your faith in the mods. Just to be sure. I've backed up my avatar, though I don't have any signature, sanity or faith in the mods, so I'm all set on that...
by Klear
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 161101

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Btw if you are interested in getting fully submerged in madness, apply to join FF00BF BFFs. Done. Prepare for a sudden influx of magenta usernames. I will totally rock the pink magenta username. Mine will be more pink magenta than you thought pink magenta could be. Sounds good. Where do I sign up?
by Klear
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1499: "Arbitrage"
Replies: 164
Views: 26100

Re: 1499: "Arbitrage"

all of my living relatives, parents and grandparents, have spent their entire lives paying most of their income for housing and to this day have no housing to their name to show for it, and now my mother is living in squalor illegally subletting from drug-addled meth heads and speed freaks who stea...
by Klear
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 11659

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

Fools. Acorns grow on trees. Trees are brown (with green leaves). Acorns are brown (though they start green). The sun is yellow. Corn is yellow. What is there in the sun? Corn. The sun is full of corn. Not acorns, silly squirrels. Corn. Not that you would mind, anyway. Don't you know the sun is hot...
by Klear
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23971

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

Ah - one of today's lucky 10000. I am not. I live in Europe, thank you very much. What does living in Europe have to do with being one of the 10,000? You explicitly said that you didn't remember seeing a south-up map before today, so if today was the first day you'd been exposed to such a thing, yo...
by Klear
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 143594

Re: The "What-If?" Book

The best way to increase house fires depends on your definition of best and of house fire. Assuming easiest is best and any thermal destruction of a house is a house fire and assuming you have the means then a nuclear war would do it. You'd have a hard time limiting the increase to the 15% mentione...
by Klear
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 26529

Re: 1501: Mysteries

Fuck grapefruit.
by Klear
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23971

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

What I meant was that when I look at a map that's simply turned upside down (which I don't remember seeing prior to this comic), it really does show me that the world is quite different, most notably how Europe looks small and insignificant compared to basically everything else when the north-centr...
by Klear
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23971

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I find a normal map rotated as a whole a much more powerful perspective-changing experience. From a vantage point in the year 2015 I would find that one quite exhausted of power to change anyone's perspective. It took me about ten seconds to realise that's not what I was looking at when I saw this ...
by Klear
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23971

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I feel like I don't get this. I find a normal map rotated as a whole a much more powerful perspective-changing experience. I'm guessing this is sort of a troll attempt, trying to confuse people until they notice the landmasses are shifted around?
by Klear
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1499: "Arbitrage"
Replies: 164
Views: 26100

Re: 1499: "Arbitrage"

Some thing along the lines of: In any system there will be potential to play the system for personal gain without breaking any rules. However, if too many people do this the whole system breaks down without anyone having technically done anything wrong. Without breaking any rules. Being a dick is s...
by Klear
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9721

Re: 1497: "New Products"

I have to plead guilty to this one. I remember going to a talk about this new "blog" phenomenon, and thinking "huh? That's just a web-page, isn't it? What's new about that?" It took me ages to realise that the step from "anyone with a PC and Internet connection who knows a ...
by Klear
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1496: “Art Project”
Replies: 53
Views: 10062

Re: 1496: “Art Project”

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Flumble wrote:Trolling is a art.

Just like being a pick up artist.

Or a sandwich artist.
by Klear
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"
Replies: 25
Views: 22363

Re: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"

HYDROLOGY CANNOT HELP YOU
by Klear
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1494: “Insurance”
Replies: 81
Views: 18291

Re: 1494: “Insurance”

kasmeneo wrote:I wonder why people buy indistinguishable black or dark blue bags in the first place. If you go for bright colored and/or patterned bags, you can spot them from across the hall.


A lot of these bags are actually white and gold.
by Klear
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Re: My drawing - note that I had limited palette when drawing it, so those are no *exactly* the colours I see, but the drawing is still very close to how I see the picture.
by Klear
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1493: “Meeting”
Replies: 29
Views: 10557

Re: 1493: “Meeting”

I think I'd like working in their company. Of course, I'd be terrified of getting fired.
by Klear
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

The garmet in that gif really is blue/black right? If that's the case, then that doesn't help me understand anything. I already understand how a blue/black garmet can look white/gold when exposed to harsh yellow light, but the infamous dress doesn't have nearly the same rgb values as the first fram...
by Klear
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

When it starts looping, my brain already considers the black/blue option as true and compensates from the first frame. I did see gold/white for a while reviewing the animation now that some time has passed.

I should make one that goes backwards...
by Klear
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 23520

Re: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

I find it funny how people use "microwave" and "cooking" in the same sentence. What I find funny is that you are so far the only person to use those two words in the same sentence. The article uses that word a lot. The article never uses those two words in the same sentence. The...
by Klear
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

This gif helped me immensely to understand the white/gold view: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/921/520/f1d.gif After a while, I began to see even the first frame as blue and black, but at least now I get it. Pseudoedit: Actually, I think I've already forgotten the feeling I got whe...
by Klear
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 23520

Re: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

gmalivuk wrote:
Klear wrote:I find it funny how people use "microwave" and "cooking" in the same sentence.

What I find funny is that you are so far the only person to use those two words in the same sentence.


The article uses that word a lot.
by Klear
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:47 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 23520

Re: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

I find it funny how people use "microwave" and "cooking" in the same sentence.
by Klear
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 35301

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

I suddenly caught myself reading the TVTropes article on Zeerust with no recollection of how I got there. I blame this comic.
by Klear
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

I think it's similar to this variation of a well-known illusion. http://www.mscha.org/tmp/checkered.png It is well-known that square A and square B are actually the same shade of a color. But what color? I see green, but others see red, apparently. I don't see any squares, only near-rhombuses. Red ...
by Klear
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62478

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

I was asked to draw the dress on Drawception, This was the result, using the original picture as reference:

Image

I don't think I would be able to draw it as white and gold even if I tried.

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