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by rabidmuskrat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2168: "Reading in the Original"
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Re: 2168: "Reading in the Original"

I suddenly find myself in dire need of a copy of wikipedia where everything is a literal translation from some other language.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 11795

Re: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"

For a long time my kids called them "spicy drinks". I'm not missing that on here am I?
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Re: 2107: "Launch risk"
Replies: 17
Views: 6054

Re: 2107: "Launch risk"

ijuin wrote:
rabidmuskrat wrote:
you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack.


Cause, y'know, everything else about space travel aside from the launch is perfectly simple and safe.


or the entry/landing phase


Right, so died during something other than the launch.
by rabidmuskrat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Re: 2107: "Launch risk"
Replies: 17
Views: 6054

Re: 2107: "Launch risk"

you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack.


Cause, y'know, everything else about space travel aside from the launch is perfectly simple and safe.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 11459

Re: 2104: "Biff Tannen"

No, the MOST disturbing part is that building and operating such a plant is expected to generate a profit. Just who is buying thousands of tons of dioxin per year? Is President Nixon perhaps planning to finally win the Vietnam War by spraying it onto the Viet Cong’s croplands? I mean, there's a who...
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2100: "Models of the Atom"
Replies: 34
Views: 7133

Re: 2100: "Models of the Atom"

The year usage on these really through me off when I compared it to how we learned things in school. I looked at the Chadwick model (1932) and thought, "wait, that's how they taught it when I was in high school." Took a minute for it to click that it's because the model lasted all the way ...
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2083: "Laptop Issues"
Replies: 27
Views: 7301

Re: 2083: "Laptop Issues"

I'm fairly certain this comic was actually written about my mother.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2081: Middle Latitudes
Replies: 27
Views: 6348

Re: 2081: Middle Latitudes

qvxb wrote:Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle latitudes with you.

Nothing to excess.


This flows so much better as

"Stuck in middle latitudes"
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2077: "Heist"
Replies: 40
Views: 8663

Re: 2077: "Heist"

Wow and LOL! My job is *literally* going to a customer support counter with a tool trolley and asking "hello, where's the staff entrance?", and being shown to it, and there asking "hello, where's the server room, I'm here to replace the routers" and being shown to it *and* *left...
by rabidmuskrat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 9974

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

Honestly, this sounds more like https://xkcd.com/2051/ except without bothering to search. I don't know why people would go out of their way to find stuff to be outraged about in this day and age. Even if you're that type of person, if legitimate reasons to be outraged aren't landing at your feet o...
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 127
Views: 39506

Re: Pokemon Go

Bambazoozle wrote:Anyone still playing this? I hopped back in when they released 4th gen pokemons.

I along with my wife and a number of people in my office still play this.
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 8286

Re: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

So I’m just going to say that this comic is not cool. Anyone who tries is going to find out that drones can’t even get close given the wind speed of a tornado, and anyone who is close enough to fly a drone into a tornado is close enough to get killed easily. Just waiting for the news story. Nice jo...
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2071: "Indirect Detection"
Replies: 29
Views: 9974

Re: 2071: "Indirect Detection"

It's always particularly entertaining when you have people that go to an extreme where they're annoyed by the people annoyed by the terrible people that you never see. That somehow this stuff is rampant enough that there's significant outrage over the amount of outrage over something. Yet somehow, I...
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"
Replies: 110
Views: 21053

Re: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"

Pfhorrest wrote:With a paper ballot to mail though, you get an early reminder when it shows up in the mail, and then a constant reminder when it’s just lying around in the way until you deal with it.

I'm all for paper ballots, but I'd also expect a lot of people to lose this sort of thing through procrastination.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2069: "Wishlist"
Replies: 35
Views: 7844

Re: 2069: "Wishlist"

Paulmichael wrote:
Flumble wrote:Why is Waluigi not at the top of Randall's wishlist? There's been outcry over his absence since summer.

That's the joke implied with the first entry.

I almost have to think they are going to put him in as a surprise at this point just because of the memes.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 708
Views: 158455

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I miss the days when Alphas were "Hey, the gun shoots! No, the monsters don't die, that's in the next update." and Betas were "Okay, so we're probably going to scrap all the graphics and we actually have no idea if the mechanics are fun yet so... let us know?" and demos were act...
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714399

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

sardia wrote:You're not supposed to let cats hunt wild animals. Too much ecological damage.


It's amazing how many people don't realize this.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21915

Re: The Good Plaice

The first episode back this season was definitely a bit heavy on the setup. Don't get me wrong, I still got some decent laughs out of it, but I'm hoping the newer ones have a bit more substance to them.
by rabidmuskrat
Tue May 08, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1990: "Driving Cars"
Replies: 86
Views: 15545

Re: 1990: "Driving Cars"

We could also raise many road speeds to quite significant numbers. Most any road could be raised at least 5mph from where they are if we switched to automated drivers. Those limits aren't because of limits of the vehicles: It's the people that are the problem. It's also possible to take the vehicle...
by rabidmuskrat
Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714399

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I got 7 out of 10.

:oops:
by rabidmuskrat
Tue May 08, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8730
Views: 935787

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Trump just wants a war with Iran; it's not like we needed proof for Iraq.

I wouldn't rule that out, but I'd say it's more something that he can point to as an "accomplishment" for his base. They'll eat this up.
by rabidmuskrat
Tue May 08, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1990: "Driving Cars"
Replies: 86
Views: 15545

Re: 1990: "Driving Cars"

Is no one going to bring up the fact that it seems Randall accidentally left a sketch of Cueball turned on? There's a bigger and rougher Cueball slightly transparent, and it's distracting... Thank god it's not just me - I was worried I had a problem with my monitor! I can't help but wonder how some...
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88856

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

This comic hits WAY too close to home.
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Diaspora Alpha
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Diaspora Alpha

I've been following Diaspora off and on for a while now. I don't really know anybody that uses it in the slightest though, which is the biggest problem to overcome with establishing any social network. Aside from the openness and privacy (those two terms feel contradictory), what draws does it have ...
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"
Replies: 66
Views: 20772

Re: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"

This one just struck me as sort of odd. I didn't find it all that funny.
by rabidmuskrat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Funny idea. Could be better. Why not help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

Re: Funny idea. Could be better. Why not help?

I like the chart. It reminds me of the old political spectrum charts, and the fruit chart that Randal made.

I think there's room for expansion here.
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 39882

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

For this matter: Check out http://www.getpaint.net/ ... while I work on a universal replying algorithm for everyone with a similar story in this thread. I just have to work out a parsing algorithm and tie it to the lifehacker database to search and respond with the right software tool to accomplish...
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96272
Views: 7771731

Re: Count to a Million

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by rabidmuskrat
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook: Malicious Beast out to Get Your Information, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 6722

Re: Facebook: Malicious Beast out to Get Your Information, e

It's actually a fairly common design policy in software engineering to not completely delete things if you can avoid it. The truly odd thing though is that they include it in the export. In a lot of ways, I kind of respect the full disclosure nature of it, but I can definitely see where it might get...
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54533

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

This one took me a minute, but cracked me up when I realized what was going on.
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 34654

Re: 0968: "Everything"

I didn't really get a laugh out of this one, but I walked away happy I read it.
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41834

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Is Randall stuck in 2001 or does he just talk to people who are? Are you kidding? NO major events happened since September 2001 anywhere in the world, ever. Also, it seems that Randall is really obsessed with "dumb" people. It's like he desperately needs to look superior to someone. "...
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41080

Re: 0965: "Elements"

I tend to go through phases where the use of the term "elements" for things like wind and fire occasionally bugs me. Luckily, these phases tend to pass over quickly.

Enjoyed the comic.
by rabidmuskrat
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43601

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Anyone have any invites?

-edit-
got one from the fitocracy twitter page.
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 111897

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

How I killed your master
vgcats
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 35569

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

If you include experimental films there are a few options out there that wouldn't even require multiple viewings or even finishing the movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lo ... nning_time
by rabidmuskrat
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 116078

Re: "Online Communities" Discussion

Pallandozi wrote:Flowtown have done an updated version.

Am I blind, or is Reddit not on this?
by rabidmuskrat
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 20533

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

I'm curious how long then it will be until this activity is created for man, and if it has already been created, why the hell haven't we heard about it?
by rabidmuskrat
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58399

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

I'd say this is probably the most tasteful comic we'll be seeing on the topic. Well done.
by rabidmuskrat
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0166: "Misusing Slang"
Replies: 47
Views: 22351

Re:

Kawa wrote:
pfargtl wrote:Gosh darnit!

and here I thought I was one of the small remnant who still said Cool Beans.


I had a science teacher in high school who was very fond of the phrase. Now whenever I hear it I think of him teaching us chemistry...

I have a few friends that use it as well.

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