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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:26 am UTC

Too bad I'm not a US citizen so can't be on the ballot.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:52 am UTC

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Title: And you know what's worse? They covered the spring at the bottom of the hill with a locked pump house.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:54 pm UTC

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As it turned out, he was just teasing. The jury said she was justified.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:59 pm UTC

We make xkcd 1669 slightly worse triple bill!

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You can recognise it by the long fuselage, high unswept wings with large turboprop engines, and T-tail.

From xkcd 1669



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I have nothing more to say here. I told you, I don't actually know anything about planes.

From xkcd 1669



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Nerd-sniping plane enthusiasts in a warzone was how he would have wanted to go, and it wasn't like Syria was short on assholes.

From xkcd 1669 and xkcd 652

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 am UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:12 pm UTC

Neat.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby RadioRat » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:27 pm UTC

414 and 1670:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:29 am UTC

Their copy of the Kama Sutra has physics experiments? Wow. Some mistranslation. :D


Yet another take-off on 1669:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:57 pm UTC

Well, if it's flying and you don't know exactly what type and model it is then it's an UFO.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:11 pm UTC

It's a fly thing.
Speakers of German may laugh now.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:54 pm UTC

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Our copy of The Big Book of Fun With Physics has some mistranslations which we should really fix.

From xkcd 1670

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:06 am UTC

"Ouch!" Yes, they really should fix that.

(So I wonder: did he flinch?)

Strikes me as odd, though; that black hat guy would call 911. I'd expect him to just hide the body.

Unless he's planning to boast...
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sun May 01, 2016 12:49 pm UTC

@orthogon wrote:
orthogon wrote:It would be more interesting if BHG's attempted victim were Beret Guy, to whom the laws of Physics don't necessarily always apply...


I though it would be interesting, too. What would happen? Answer (1670 and 1117)...

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Irresistible force meets immovable object.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Tue May 24, 2016 6:57 pm UTC

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Jesus, can't you just Google it?

From xkcd 1684

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Wed May 25, 2016 4:28 am UTC

Burkitt wrote:Jesus, can't you just Google it?

From xkcd 1684


Perfect. Especially the alt. (I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to tell someone to learn to use Google.)
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Darekun » Fri May 27, 2016 3:29 am UTC

SW first-timer, let's see how many mistakes I make:

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Title: Seriously, detecting dematerialized undead is the hard part. I have spare rubber chickens I can sacrifice.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Fri May 27, 2016 8:10 am UTC

Very nice :D
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sat May 28, 2016 8:03 am UTC

[quote=Darekun]Hard's not impossible.[/quote]
Great ITT.

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It's just that there are so many that are almost the same size. And do we go by height or length? Volume?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:38 pm UTC

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The human resources department shines an uncomfortably harsh light on my prospects of still having a job.

From xkcd 1690

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:40 am UTC

1689, with avatars from 26, 231 and 729.

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I can never sleep because Meal Ticket keeps rattling the springy pebbles thing. I keep trying to cover it up but Meal Ticket always makes me move.


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:30 pm UTC

Much improved :D
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:28 am UTC

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Bureaucracy first! Then traps.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:03 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:30 am UTC

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Farage also promised £350 million per week extra for the NHS, and now that we've voted says that was a mistake.

From xkcd 985 and Brexit.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:46 pm UTC

1698:
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Alt: Screw you! My stuff's awesome and yours sucks!
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Echo244 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:01 pm UTC

;-D

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby chridd » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:10 am UTC

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An advantage to writing my own software is that if there are things I don't like, I can actually fix them... but not today. Maybe later.


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Also, I posted a link to this in a different thread, but it's probably relevant here: Laser Comic Surgery
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:53 pm UTC

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My computer has a bug too. Actually, I think it might be a spider.

From xkcd 1700

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:46 pm UTC

^ I once made a thread on the WoW forums reporting that I'd "found a bug in WoW" linking a picture of a scarab beetle. Blizzard didn't appreciate my joke.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Who » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:52 pm UTC

1701:
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Unless you count missile strikes as rocket crashes, in which case it's less clear-cut.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby commodorejohn » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:17 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:40 am UTC

Coyne wrote:1666

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As it turned out, he was just teasing. The jury said she was justified.

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Man, I'm never going to get the syntax for a dd command right on the first go.
So much depends upon a red wheel barrow (>= XXII) but it is not going to be installed.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pogrmman » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 pm UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:Man, I'm never going to get the syntax for a dd command right on the first go.


Me neither. That's why
I always read the manpage first, so I don't

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:13 pm UTC

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My computer has a bug too. Actually, I think it might be a spider.

An edit of my last xkcdsw, I remembered the long word for "horrifying bug" I was trying to think of.

From xkcd 1700

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:41 pm UTC

Burkitt wrote:Image

My computer has a bug too. Actually, I think it might be a spider.

An edit of my last xkcdsw, I remembered the long word for "horrifying bug" I was trying to think of.

From xkcd 1700


A blood-eating scarab beetle...[shudder]...worse...much worse. :D
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:53 am UTC

Not based on any particular comic, just the general "My hobby" theme and the love for venn diagrams.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:18 pm UTC

That was actually pretty clever!
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:13 am UTC

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Alt text: Continued silence.

From xkcd 1706

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Coyne » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:10 pm UTC

Burkitt wrote:Image

Alt text: Continued silence.

From xkcd 1706


Great work. (He's lucky the cops didn't show up at his door.)
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