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by okvol
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 42322

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

I just sent this cartoon to my daughter, who is about to graduate with a teaching degree. I hope she takes it as a challenge.
by okvol
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91964

Re: "Password Reuse" Discussion (#792)

"Focus on the Family" started by Dr. James Dodson. This guy makes Sarah Palin look liberal.
by okvol
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0705: "Devotion to Duty"
Replies: 99
Views: 27153

Re: "Devotion to Duty" discussion

outerjenise wrote:Yes, yes, yes! I really really want this one on a sweatshirt for my husband. Pretty please? Sudo make me a sweatshirt?


Are you expecting to see him in the next six months?
by okvol
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0705: "Devotion to Duty"
Replies: 99
Views: 27153

Re: "Devotion to Duty" discussion

Summary: Root, God, what is the difference? I once new a sysadmin that had to put on a full hazmat suit to enter an asbestos fiber filled room to blow the dust out of an overheating terminal server. I have personally walked through standing water to power down equipment before. No big deal, really. ...
by okvol
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46591

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

@ californians/southerners poking fun at people inexperienced with earthquakes/hurricanes. Well at least we Northerners don't freak out over a quarter inch of snow. And we don't say "y'all" Burn. Hey there, I may be from the South, but I've lived in Boston for several years before. So nya...
by okvol
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46591

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

You missed the upcoming Oklahoma hurricane. Last year, there was a tropical storm that re-formed (wait a minute, how do you reform a storm? Put it through rehab?) over Kingfisher, OK. It was a tropical depression, then the wind speeds increased from the low 30s to upper 40s and dumped way too much r...
by okvol
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 107915

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Psychiatry is all good and well, and can be helpful. But beware that it isn't a cure-all either. My daughter struggled with problems for years and had several psychiatrists and psychologists try to help with the popular counseling and drugs. She wound up labeled as "unwilling" to cooperate...
by okvol
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23828

Everyone knows that *real* Gods create universes in assembly. I've always liked the conjecture that black holes are the places where the universe (or God, aka the processor that runs the universe) divides by zero. Read the short story "The Last Question" by Asimov. And, God writes in mach...
by okvol
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23828

Everyone knows that *real* Gods create universes in assembly. Everyone knows that *real* Gods run their universes on the 6502. Sound provided by the ever-loved SID, of course. Those are just micro-deities. Try 36 bit IBM System/370 for a real deity. I've still got a green-card (which is yellow for ...
by okvol
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215679

And I grew up with the original Captain Kangaroo. So did I. Was there (or is there) an unoriginal Captain Kangaroo? But I never understood about Mr. Green Jeans until I later saw it in color... I don't think I've seen it in color. I watched it on the old B&W tube driven Zenith that my dad kept ...
by okvol
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215679

solarchem wrote:
bookishbunny wrote:I miss The Electric Company. :(


Me too. And 3-2-1 Contact. Loved it. Although I suspect you have to be into your 30's (36 here) to remember that one.


And I grew up with the original Captain Kangaroo. But I never understood about Mr. Green Jeans until I later saw it in color...
by okvol
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215679

I may be old, but...

My first Internet connection was in 1990, before at least 28% of you were born. The main use was e-mail, text only (pre-mime when you couldn't embed viruses). But, there was a cool Gopher site out there, where I first learned about Ducati motorcycles.
by okvol
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215679

Age discrimination!!!!!

Do you not think there is a difference in anyone over 41?!? I'm over 41, and my Grandfather is still alive, with very different viewpoints from me...

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