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by Quicksilver
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 40867

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

This is the second week in a row without stick figures. Well, at least we got a bee.
by Quicksilver
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 18861

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:An Animorphs movie would be terrible. Like how the TV show turned out, except for two straight hours.

The books were fantastic though.
But Brooke Nevin <3
by Quicksilver
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 14396

1183: "Rose Petals"

Image
http://xkcd.com/1183/
Alt Text:"Joke's on you--the Roomba and I had a LOVELY evening."
Ruined by a large amount of cleaning. Though why would you bother investigating, you can hear those things a mile away.
by Quicksilver
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"
Replies: 58
Views: 12612

1182:"Rembrandt Photo"

Image
Alt Text:"::click:: Come back! You didn't see the one of Whistler's mother!"
Concept iconography? I suppose Raptor Jesus is in that collection?
by Quicksilver
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0034: "Twitter"
Replies: 74
Views: 37429

Re: What-if 0034: Twitter

What proportion have to spell 'lose' as 'loose' before it becomes the correct spelling? I don't know, but I'm tipping "weary" to become the correct spelling for "wary" first. If you'll notice, "Defiantly" has already overtaken "Definitely" Oh, Dear God. The p...
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 89123

1179: "ISO 8601"

Image
http://xkcd.com/1179/
Alt Text:"ISO 8601 was published on 06/05/88 and most recently amended on 12/01/04."
12/01/04? is that 2004? or 2012? or 2001? it should just be DD/MM/YYYY. Makes the most sense.
by Quicksilver
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1178: "Pickup Artists"
Replies: 142
Views: 27891

Re: 1178: "Pickup Artists"

Come on and slam and welcome to the jam?
by Quicksilver
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1177: "Time Robot"
Replies: 51
Views: 10062

Re: 1177: "Time Robot"

You may be able to prolong your life, but its not like you can escape your inevitable death, is it?
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 23951

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

I actually never talk about someone behind their back because there's always the chance that information might be relayed back to them. I'm fairly neutral in most personal affairs anyway, so people seem to use me as their go to guy when they want to vent, because I sit there glazed feigning interest...
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1173: "Steroids"
Replies: 156
Views: 29944

Re: 1173: Steriods

Jorpho wrote:
Also, when you're using alcohol, swallow it down fast enough and you don't even need that much to kill yourself.
Is chugging Everclear a thing these days?

[For the record, I am pretty much a teetotaler.]
is that a PARTY.MOV reference?
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0033: "Ships"
Replies: 43
Views: 13163

Re: What-If 0033: Ships

So long, and thanks for all the fish!
by Quicksilver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 18556

Re: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

It may just be the perspective, but each person seems to be ready to jump onto an arrow facing back at them. Does anyone think this is intentional or an oversight by the artist? Because it would seem as if they are taking the intentionally hard (becoming quickly harder) route to that high-five. But...
by Quicksilver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 18556

1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/moving_sidewalks.png http://xkcd.com/1175/ Alt Text:"I think I could spend hours just stepping on and of conveyor belts moving at various speeds." I miss the childish days of going up down escalators and vice versa. Those belts would also make the best high fiv...
by Quicksilver
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 20610

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

rmsgrey wrote:
orthogon wrote:As for gostaks: these are obviously medium-sized rodents native to eastern Europe.

They're rodents of usual size?
Oh, I don't think they exist
Spoiler:
The Princess Bride <3
by Quicksilver
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1174: "App"
Replies: 56
Views: 15308

1174: "App"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/app.png http://xkcd.com/1174/ Alt Text:"If I click 'no', I've probably given up on everything, so don't bother taking me to the page I was trying to go to. Just drop me on the homepage. Thanks." I hate mobile versions of websites. Just give me the desktop versi...
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1173: "Steroids"
Replies: 156
Views: 29944

Re: 1173: Steroids

VectorZero wrote:s/steroid/peptide

And you've got 90% of Australian sports reporting for the last fortnight.
and the other 10% is about AFL during the off season.
by Quicksilver
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 18501

1171:"Perl Problems"

Image
http://xkcd.com/1171/
Alt Text:"To generate #1 albums, 'jay --help' recommends the -z flag."
I've not had much experience with Perl, but this sounds more like an assembler issue.
by Quicksilver
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1170: "Bridge"
Replies: 135
Views: 26762

Re: 1170: "Bridge"

I've always wondered why parents think you're more inclined to listen to them then your friends, we relate to them more than most of us ever will to our parents. Most of my friends were reckless, but they'd never jump off a cliff.
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 52754

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Star Trekkin', across the universe
Boldly going forward, because we can't find reverse!
by Quicksilver
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 33717

Re: 1166: "Argument"

You can tell it's an old thread because of the word "crackpot." That was probably the last time I heard someone use that term.
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 20948

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

I wonder, will I get fired after posting this comic near every hand sanitizer in the cafe at work--for subverting public health? Edit: oh no, I won't. There is a simple countermeasure for such a case: post a sign "To leave less than one germ, just apply the gel three times." :D Do it. Eve...
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1165: "Amazon"
Replies: 37
Views: 10906

Re: 1165: "Amazon"

Carlington wrote:Is the page rendering weirdly for anyone else? I thought it might've been a caching issue, but I cleared that and no change. The comic seems to overhang the right edge of its assigned frame by a good chunk.
I suspect it was intentional, it loads the same way for me.
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1165: "Amazon"
Replies: 37
Views: 10906

1165: "Amazon"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/amazon.png http://xkcd.com/1165/ Alt Text: "Amazon.com took a surprise early lead with 'Time required to transport a package from Iquitos, Peru to Manaus, Brazil' but then lost it at 'Minutes to skeletonize a cow'." Those piranhas are brutal beasts.
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 8664

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

Plot twist: Marvin was just Kevin from the future.
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 8664

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

Also in movies there's no such thing as a "rejected movie idea."
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 8664

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

A movie that exposes kids as brats would be interesting, especially if the grown ups win.
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 28109

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

Sif not just make an excel chart and enlarge it to suit with A3 paper.
by Quicksilver
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 73247

Re: Small Bone to Pick...

So I have a little bit of a problem with one of the comics of this series that I otherwise love. Comic number 732: "HDTV" I am a video engineer and I have to say that this comic is wrong about resolutions. 1080p is still a very difficult resolution to deal with even in the professional wo...
by Quicksilver
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 19471

Re: #1159: Countdown

We went through a time warp and wound up in last year? How do you type with boxing gloves on? When did he turn into Strong Bad? Senor Cardgage also wears boxing gloves... True, but one of the running gags of the Strong Bad e-mail cartoons is was that fans keep asking him how he types while wearing ...
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 20948

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Angelastic wrote:
Quicksilver wrote:
Istaro wrote:
Quicksilver wrote:Web Designers always told us that 99% of uptime on servers wasn't impressive for this reason. That 0.01% always adds up.


Or 1%, even?
sorry, I was meant to write 99.9%.
Or 99.99%, even?
I'M TIRED AND DRUNK, OK? D:<
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 20948

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Istaro wrote:
Quicksilver wrote:Web Designers always told us that 99% of uptime on servers wasn't impressive for this reason. That 0.01% always adds up.


Or 1%, even?
sorry, I was meant to write 99.99%.
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 20948

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Web Designers always told us that 99.9% of uptime on servers wasn't impressive for this reason. That 0.01% always adds up.
by Quicksilver
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 44296

What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/28/
From what height would you need to drop a steak for it to be cooked when it hit the ground?

I lol'd at the Andromeda Strain punchline.
by Quicksilver
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"
Replies: 67
Views: 13265

Re: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"

Always read the fine print, I guess. Trebuchets are cool though, so it's not so bad.
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 19471

Re: #1159: Countdown

I like those odds!
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 11315

1158: "Rubber Sheet"

Image
http://xkcd.com/1158/
Alt Text: "It IS about physics. It ALL is."
Looks kind of dangerous. Why a bowling ball?
by Quicksilver
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1157: "Sick Day"
Replies: 27
Views: 7275

Re: 1157: "Sick Day"

I'm surprised this is a legit sick activity day. I was kind of expecting a BHG chart.
by Quicksilver
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1156: "Conditioning"
Replies: 81
Views: 19433

Re: 1156: "Conditioning"

But does it stop the noise made from the dancing neighbours?
by Quicksilver
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 23183

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

"Named for a president" and not "Named after a president?" What's that about?
by Quicksilver
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1152: "Communion"
Replies: 124
Views: 22251

Re: 1152: "Communion"

This is the kind of joke I'd expect from 5sf.

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