0814: "Diode"

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0814: "Diode"

Postby LucasBrown » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:00 am UTC

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Alt text: "And the worst part is you won't apologize."

Reminds me of the POV gun from H2G2:
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby sonicsuns » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:05 am UTC

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sorry, I don't get it

EDIT:
Ok just looked up "diode"; it's a thing that allows current to only flow one way
So I guess the apology is acting as the "current" here, so the girl doesn't have to apologize?
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Ayeshan » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:05 am UTC

sonicsuns wrote:...
sorry, I don't get it

A diode is an electronic part where the current only flows one way.

Made me chuckle.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby drainbramaged » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:06 am UTC

Cleverest one I've seen in a while.
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby solidxsnake » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:07 am UTC

From what I'm getting, the guilt is only traveling in one direction (from right to left), much like a diode only permits current to flow in one direction.

This would be an interesting comic if it was a Zener diode instead xD I had a good laugh either way.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby zyxuvius » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:07 am UTC

If only you could use this principle to make a perpetual motion machine.

And would this work if Spock were on the other end of the diode?

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby alextrabec » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:10 am UTC

I get it, too bad it isn't funny!

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby from canada » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:10 am UTC

what a bitch

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby lingomaniac88 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:10 am UTC

zyxuvius wrote:And would this work if Spock were on the other end of the diode?

Perhaps Spock would just be a huge resistor.
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Saxman » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:13 am UTC

lingomaniac88 wrote:
zyxuvius wrote:And would this work if Spock were on the other end of the diode?

Perhaps Spock would just be a huge resistor.


Resistor? I hardly know her.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Hypoon » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:14 am UTC

I understand diodes without any problems, but I didn't get the comic until I noticed that the band on the diode was drawn. I expected to be able to tell just out of the context, but once I noticed that the band was indeed present, it made the whole comic a lot easier to grasp. In hindsight, I suppose I could have figured it out without seeing the band.

Anyway, this isn't usually useful to me. It's basically like messaging someone but not reading their responses. I usually find that I need to know how the other person responded in order to effectively continue my argument.

Although, temporarily tuning people out can be very useful, of course.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Ego » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:14 am UTC

Seems like title-text doesn't add anything

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Richard. » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:17 am UTC

That's why it's the title text
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby ARandomDude » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:18 am UTC

Whenever I see "diode", I think of Marvin.

Otherwise, pretty unimpressive comic =/

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby wokmage » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:19 am UTC

Thanks Randall, made me feel much happier after hearing election results.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby gigawatts » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:19 am UTC

Of course the title text adds something. He is saying that the guy cant apologize, because it will be blocked by the diode, the same way his first statement was blocked by the diode. Only the girl can talk, and only the guy can listen in this arrangement.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby glasnt » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:23 am UTC

That's a big ass-diode.


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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Chavie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:25 am UTC

gigawatts wrote:Of course the title text adds something. He is saying that the guy cant apologize, because it will be blocked by the diode, the same way his first statement was blocked by the diode. Only the girl can talk, and only the guy can listen in this arrangement.


Kinda like real life :lol:

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby itsdrenthe » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:25 am UTC

Their relationship seems like it has a high potential of breakdown!

XD

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Ego » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:27 am UTC

gigawatts wrote:Of course the title text adds something. He is saying that the guy cant apologize, because it will be blocked by the diode, the same way his first statement was blocked by the diode. Only the girl can talk, and only the guy can listen in this arrangement.

Argh! Exactly. I thought "you" in title was instead of girl..

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby joee » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:34 am UTC

glasnt wrote:That's a big ass-diode.


HI JOEE


HI GLASNT

Sad comic -- I wonder if this is a comment on how often people don't listen to the other person in relationships
Hi glasnt.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby diremage123 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:46 am UTC

BTW, how does a diode work? D:

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby krucifi » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:46 am UTC

LucasBrown wrote:
Reminds me of the POV gun from H2G2



.... how does H2G2 make Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy? unless there is an inside joke or reference im not aware of....
i bet there is... and im just making myself look dumb for drawing this out...
im just being a pedantic cunt ignore me.... its almost 5am here...
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:52 am UTC

itsdrenthe wrote:Their relationship seems like it has a high potential of breakdown!

XD
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby aleflamedyud » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:55 am UTC

So basically, girl uses diode to take total advantage of a guy despite the fact that all good relationships go both ways rather than just one? And then Randall laughs at his cheap little pun?

no lulz here.
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby mrbaggins » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:03 am UTC

He just needs to send it with more force to overcome the reverse resistance. (Or whatever that's called on diodes, I forget)
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby rpgamer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:09 am UTC

krucifi wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:
Reminds me of the POV gun from H2G2



.... how does H2G2 make Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy? unless there is an inside joke or reference im not aware of....
i bet there is... and im just making myself look dumb for drawing this out...
im just being a pedantic cunt ignore me.... its almost 5am here...

I think it's from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

But I agree, that's a pretty terrible abbreviation.
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby alextrabec » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:11 am UTC

Ego wrote:Seems like title-text doesn't add anything

The Alt text is the joke. He is on the end of the diode that cannot proceed!

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Mcecny » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:12 am UTC

krucifi wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:
Reminds me of the POV gun from H2G2



.... how does H2G2 make Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy? unless there is an inside joke or reference im not aware of....
i bet there is... and im just making myself look dumb for drawing this out...
im just being a pedantic cunt ignore me.... its almost 5am here...


H2G2 was used by Neil Gaiman in his book and a few other places.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Jebobek » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:14 am UTC

I think many fail to find this one funny mainly because their SO has been doing that for years without a diode...
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby StClair » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:30 am UTC

So, a relationship founded on unfairness and non-reciprocity?

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby ohki » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:37 am UTC

Ah... then there's the zener diode relationship. It all flows one way unt- YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M NOT SORRY. IN FACT, I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE. GOODBYE.
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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Arundo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:00 am UTC

I hate to say it but you have the diode drawn wrong. For this joke to make sense the black end needs to be on her side. Then the current of apology will flow towards her and not towards him. This is assuming the diode drawn is a general purpose rectifier (1N4007).

I still appreciate the reference!

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Arundo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:05 am UTC

mrbaggins wrote:He just needs to send it with more force to overcome the reverse resistance. (Or whatever that's called on diodes, I forget)


I believe the term you are looking for is a 'large enough inverse voltage' in order to reach the reverse breakdown point. Upon reaching this point she would technically have to apologize at a much greater rate then he does.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby atteSmythe » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:17 am UTC

They're going to need more diodes if they want to rectify the situation.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby enderverse » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:22 am UTC

atteSmythe wrote:They're going to need more diodes if they want to rectify the situation.


That should have been the alt text it would make this one actually funny.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Mr. Burke » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:45 am UTC

Well, what do you know, another “Haven't Gotten Over Megan Yet” comic.

Also, the circuit isn't closed.

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Nyerguds » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:50 am UTC

Gah, people, stop calling it "alt" text. It isn't. It's "title" text. The alt text just says "Diode".

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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby the_bandersnatch » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:08 am UTC

Nyerguds wrote:Gah, people, stop calling it "alt" text. It isn't. It's "title" text. The alt text just says "Diode".


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Re: 0814: Diode

Postby Nyerguds » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:16 am UTC

Bah. You're all slaves of Internet Explorer's tainted legacy :P


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