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by woktiny
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 44338

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Ok I was just being silly with the TLDR. Actually thank you Randall for this insight into the world because this is one of my own long standing questions about the world, which is "How much do things really change? Is the world changing or is it just me?" This comic summarizes at least pa...
by woktiny
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 44338

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

How quickly and without thought we reject the sentiments of those before us. These quotes demonstrate that the concerns of old match the concerns of today. They do not demonstrate either are fallacy. Perhaps change is constant, history seems to demonstrate that. Perhaps change is unavoidable, histor...
by woktiny
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107487
Views: 53412601

Re: 1190: "Time"

You guys stare at it all day. I'm going to wait for the DVD release.
by woktiny
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 29280

Re: 0807: Connected

I've been away a while, is Randall having relationship issues? What's with the alt/title text? *sigh* Why can't imperfect Love be honest Love? And whoever defined that ones Love for another is at all dependent on compatibility, or the other person at all? Randall seems to be questioning the connecti...
by woktiny
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 34163

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

guyy wrote:The number of years it takes for the Internet to move past anything is way, way over 9000.

Fixed that for you.
by woktiny
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 34163

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

This is how I explain my job to family, friends, and even most of my co-workers.

Have I become jaded?
by woktiny
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 16742

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

I worked in automotive for a decade, and I often thought Volvo sounded a bit like vulva. In fact, I thought it like this: "If vulva is the female part, what is vulvo volvo?" With the obvious implication of "the male part". When Volvo changed their logo to the symbol for Male (als...
by woktiny
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 47285

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

Good and true comic. In my experience (in business), the only reward for being competent at your job is that your job becomes to fix other people's incompetence. That IS my job. It's clear that as long as I work in this field, I'll never find the next 0xdeadbeef, erm... 0x5f3759df. I can say, thoug...
by woktiny
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41036

Re: "Tones" Discussion

You know that radio loop in Portal? That's my ring tone, and I have no guilt or shame about it. Phones only rang because they didn't have the tech to make them sing. EDIT: maybe I missed it in the sea of "Phones should RING" and "I've got X" but... can anyone give me a compelling...
by woktiny
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 63343

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Mostly, this reminds me of how unaware of internet memes I remain. I was fortunate enough to find the wiki on this, before the actual video.
by woktiny
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 46605

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

almightyze wrote:Interesting points about the Long Island Express (alt-text):
-It literally changed the shape of several parts of Long Island. These changes remain today.


Do you suppose that is why Randall left LI off the map?
by woktiny
Fri May 23, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0427: "Bad Timing"
Replies: 94
Views: 24152

Re: Bad Timing

Man, This happened to me YESTERDAY!!!

GET OUT OF MY HEAD RM!!!

(nah, I'm joking)


It was kind of random, though, and that's funny.
by woktiny
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 33269

Re: "Startled" Discussion

Didn't the guy who did The Far Side sometimes draw panels with no joke in them, just to play a joke on the readers/critics?

maybe it will be continued later.

anyway, it's ok to do something silly once in a while.
by woktiny
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 33269

Re: "Startled" Discussion

What?
by woktiny
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 28319

Re: "Morning" Discussion

DSDM wrote:
Degaussing the matrix would make for a spectacular light show.


Dude, what did you think the Aurora Borealis is? :lol:


Fix'd

space_raptor wrote:sorry


Somehow, I doubt that :P


Also, Brilliant!
by woktiny
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31821

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

Wade M wrote:Am I the only one who sees this as a bit sexist? Associating the Female with her reproductive organs. Pregnancy is a wonderful wonderful thing, but to say that's all the person is seen as?

Am I reading this wrong???
The comic doesn't say that's all she is seen as, it says she *contains* a factory.
by woktiny
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31821

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

Darcey wrote:Holy crap I have been remembered!

Hah, real world. That's a good one. I spend all my free time on IRC. >.< I really do need to post here more though.

I remembered you too, but I figured that was apparent, since I've been in your IRC channel ;)
by woktiny
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31821

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

If you consider the perspective that coupled male/female pairs are "one" on the way a violin and it's bow are, then suddenly we become self-replicating ... sorta.

also, for all of you wondering about stickpr0n, a comic
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Vanishing Hitchhiker wrote:Surely you mean Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia.

tgape wrote:Sigh. Ok. You're right. I'm sorry.
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Lindir The Green wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.
...
That is all.


Are you trying to incite a debate about posting in the Introductions thread?
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

You seem to have a much bigger clue about what's going on than I do, so what's their view of me again? How should I know, it just seems common that opposing groups have similar delusions about each other. I have this idea about Oceana doing its "two minutes hate" while at the same time, E...
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

DragonHawk wrote:We heard you the first time. ;-)

I was extending it to cover Internet debate, thankyouverymuch :P


Does anyone ever call you Benny Tables?
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

DragonHawk wrote:Yes you are!

Debating on the internet (like debating with S/O's) is like Global ThermoNuclear War, The only winning move is not to play

I saw that movie on cable last week... classic.
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

bluenullity wrote:I say we turn this thread into a party thread instead.

Image

seconded.
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Compatriot wrote:Rofl! This comic sums up my view on every single Christian Evangelist! :D

And probably their view on you.
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

bluenullity wrote:
woktiny wrote:... agreement.

Wrong.

I knew someone would be quick to disagree :P
could be bait, either way, I'm not going to get into a meta debate in a thread that mocks debate :P
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

I do this all the time in real life and I hate myself for it. I have like a compulsion to prove people wrong when I'm sure they're wrong, and this has led to more than one fight with significant others. When fighting with S/O's, remember: Even when you win, you lose. Therefore, The only winning mov...
by woktiny
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69596

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

It's true for sure, but maybe not (always) for the popular explanation of "people want to prove people wrong" ... some people just want everyone to agree, whether it means changing other minds, or changing one's own mind, the result is the same -- agreement. If a person is wrong in a dead ...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28449

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

To put it in laymans terms like angels? Yeah, I think that would be the niftiest shit ever :P. Well, I wasn't thinking that, but, I suppose that's one possibility. Are angels made of dark matter? That makes me wonder this: If dark matter comprises as much of the universe as science estimates, could...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28449

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

Anyone ever wonder if other things are life (or contain life, or are product of life)... like Dark Matter, or the Four Forces? I can't believe this was posted and no one has mentioned Stephen Baxter's Xeelee Sequence. In those books, not only is life everywhere, in forms we can barely imaging, but ...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28449

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

Ladies and Gentlemen, I say Death, yes, Death! Death to this mediocre joke that has been reused and reused! Because, somehow, calling a trite joke trite makes everything better... I'm all for killing the joke, personally, but what was meant, that makes the trite joke not used in vain was this: Also...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28449

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

But I think you're also forgetting that even if there is other intelligent life out there, the only really reasonable way we'll be making contact with them soon is if we were to find a way to break the speed of light. Which I'm not expecting to happen. Probably not soon... but other methods have be...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 28449

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

That term is important in everything, really. Hence the proverb "It is better to have no books than to believe everything that is written in them" Anyway, I'm amused at a speculation of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, <trite jaded humor>I'm still looking for intelligent life o...
by woktiny
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34944

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

Speaking of the alt(title)text, I think it would be fabulous to load some mobius cut into a projector and run it for a while... how neat would that be?

(until it got old...)
by woktiny
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34944

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

Ever wonder if this is the true nature of time?
by woktiny
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 59012

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

The alt-text (title, whatever) made me think of HHGTTG for some reason... It's because of the discovery that revolutionized manufacturing in the galaxy... that everything we could produce already occurs naturally somewhere, like mattresses: Arthur prodded the mattress nervously and then sat on it h...
by woktiny
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0346: "Diet Coke+Mentos"
Replies: 114
Views: 27686

Re: Discussion: Diet Coke+Mentos

CatProximity wrote:But geez, you're going to complain about $4!

$4 is a meal,
though... I'm not sure if I would complain about missing one meal, actually, missing one meal here and there might be a good thing
but still... $4 is a meal!

:)
by woktiny
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TL DR game (A reply to RTFT)
Replies: 132
Views: 13674

Re: TL DR game (A reply to RTFT)

Did you just say 'doing'?
by woktiny
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: All this speed thread posting can fuck right off
Replies: 24
Views: 12369

Re: All this speed thread posting can fuck right off

Laogeodritt wrote:...the code that handles adding comics from the queue

does such code even exist? Where is the comic data stored? Are we sure releasing is handled actively, or is it just

Code: Select all

SELECT stuff FROM comicDataTable WHERE releaseDate < NOW()
or some equiv. filter for whichever datastore is used?
by woktiny
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 35408

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Why do I have a feeling that we are going to see more about this family? Particularly Little Bobby Tables? I can't believe that the son of the second greatest hacker in the world was so ordinary. We don't know that. We just know that he's not good with computers and that apparently he can't cook, e...

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