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by Rocco
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88639

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Today marks the 6th day during which I've spent all of my free time troubleshooting a mysterious and debilitating bug in the PC version of Skyrim that totally crashes my computer and forces a hard restart. It took a whole day of this before finding a small thread (that has become a large thread) of ...
by Rocco
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 34228

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

Governments, planes, bombs and aliens are all on the same side of the spectrum as far as reality goes. All either exist or might exist. Consider a theory that the exact opposite of 9/11 actually happened, and the towers were erected overtly in Afghanistan by Christian fundamentalists. Or something. ...
by Rocco
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 49201

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Dude, your sister is hot.
by Rocco
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0282: "Organic Fuel"
Replies: 142
Views: 39434

Re: Thyme

rglovejoy wrote:Not to sound pedantic, but thyme is an herb, not a spice.


More esoteric than pedantic, but meh. Point taken.
by Rocco
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0279: "Pickup Lines"
Replies: 148
Views: 47606

Best extended pickup line ever.

Alt Text would be what he says in the next panel: "Y'could pretend I was a girl. I got tits."
by Rocco
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44893

Hawknc wrote:I prefer to consider it a state, rather than a condition. One is xkcd, rather than one has xkcd.


NOTE: I am insane because I have some form of insanity.
by Rocco
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 44893

Re: "Fixed Width" Discussion

miles01110 wrote:Image


weak.

But cute/sad comic.
by Rocco
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 42949

I must have been in auto-edit mode. I didn't even notice the mistake. But since I'm sure it'll be fixed soon, it can stay like it is.
by Rocco
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 42949

0271: "Powers of One"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/powers_of_one.png ALT: It's kinda Zen when you think about it, if you don't think too hard. I don't get it. Maybe I don't have a very Zen-compatible mind.[/img] EDIT: To clarify, yes, I understand the math behind it. Just not its significance beyond the mathematical impl...
by Rocco
Mon May 07, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 81574

I was a conspiracy nut at one point. I read up on some refutation from Popular Mechanics and the like, but was never 100% convinced that I was being a moron. I was about 70% there when I saw THIS wonderful breakdown. My question for 9-11 conspiracy architects is this: What's the point of searching f...
by Rocco
Fri May 04, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0257: "Code Talkers"
Replies: 71
Views: 11301

What does the alt text say? I'm on Firefox, and refuse to load up IE.
by Rocco
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0250: "Snopes"
Replies: 47
Views: 17839

I don't think they're sending emails; they're both surfing the net, but they're talking out loud. In any event, what bothers me about the Mythbusters is when they don't use the scientific method per se but think they are. For example, on the "do these random pseudomedicines cure nausea" e...
by Rocco
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20831

If the universe is infinite in space, then anything that has happened is happening somewhere in the universe, if probability theory holds. Furthermore, any event that could have happened (Hitler winning WWI single-handedly, the xkcd fora being purple, etc) is happening somewhere. If the universe is...
by Rocco
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20831

I just suddenly thought of something. Logically, there are an infinite number of hypothetical situations. In this infinity, there has to be one that has a device allowing the people in the situation to break out - in fact there has to be an infinite number. But there doesn't seem to be anyone break...
by Rocco
Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20831

Re: "Hypotheticals" discussion

All that work, and they still didn't manage to break the fourth wall. Best example of fourth wall breaking: http://stickman.qntm.org/comics.php?n=614 And also, what if the hypothetical guy managed to break out into the real world? Would there be two of him? And what if the guy I'm imagining doing t...
by Rocco
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20831

ArchangelShrike wrote:Right now I'm waiting for my gf to bust into the room... from thousands of miles away.


What if I had a girlfriend?
by Rocco
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0247: "Factoring the Time"
Replies: 137
Views: 54140

I think the alt text should warn the reader not to attempt to factor 1453, as it is prime. Wasted effort, but good for a chuckle. That's what I get for not reading the forum first. (Come to think of it, it still would have been a wasted effort even if I had been able to factor it. Such is the pointl...
by Rocco
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0246: "Labyrinth Puzzle"
Replies: 98
Views: 33182

What happens for step three if you get two yeses? And your question to #3 is perhaps a bit tricky... any idea of how to simplify it or get the information you need? If you get two yesses, then the only no is certainly the truthful guard. Because he will ALWAYS answer no to "will you stab me if...
by Rocco
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0246: "Labyrinth Puzzle"
Replies: 98
Views: 33182

Does the stabby guard take action against questions asked of the other guards? Does the stabby guard take action against non-tricky questions (such as "are you the one that stabs people?")? Does the stabby guard answer non-tricky questions truthfully, or mix-'n-match? ---------------------...
by Rocco
Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 71228

There's something awesome hidden in this comic.

Not only is it funny that he comes up with elaborate, silly rules about walking on black tiles, but it's even funnier that he probably gets a kick out of fucking with his friend's head by introducing cognitive dissonance.

This comic wins.
by Rocco
Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19724

before the world explodes: http://xkcd.com/c239.html But yes, considering im about 15 minutes from the PA ren faire, i find this even funnier. The concept of the current time period as a renaissance is somewhat scary to me... Because who would be the comparable masters of the time? I mean who reall...
by Rocco
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0215: "Letting Go"
Replies: 141
Views: 44765

The other thread had a picture. I respect a poster who goes that extra mile, y'know?
by Rocco
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0215: "Letting Go"
Replies: 141
Views: 44765

I pick THIS thread.

This particular one hit home with me. I just washed a shirt of mine that she had borrowed before the breakup. Still smelled like her. Felt weepy all today.
by Rocco
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0204: "America"
Replies: 19
Views: 11073

I had some licquer recently that was in a bottle that looked like a holy hand grenade.
by Rocco
Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0194: "Penises"
Replies: 130
Views: 42950

Interesting factoid (I'm not making this up):

Thesis ---> Theses
Crisis ---> Crises
Penis ---> (you get the idea)

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