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by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 40235

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

I'm surprised that none of the top row sentences included the word "typewriter", which is, as far as I know, the longest top row word.


At first I wondered why he didn't include any words from just the bottom row. Then I looked at what was in the bottom row, and I understood.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26539

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

It's also a pun on parent and child classes.

I find it charming, if slightly silly.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 32098

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

This is why you present this problem with a dog, a chicken, and bird seed.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 31420

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

I've actually thought about this before (I'm glad I'm not the only one). I've always thought that the best bet would be to get a personalized license plate that looks similar to - but not exactly - like a regular plate. For example, a California license plate is 8AAA888. So my plate would be 4X0K5I2.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"
Replies: 90
Views: 25468

Re: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"

Does it count as a meta wish to define the parameters of your next wish?
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0003: "Yoda"
Replies: 122
Views: 82039

Re: What-If 0003: Yoda

If "size matters not", does that mean that the Force is actually an acceleration? :D
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 52477

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

Kithplana wrote:
asdfzxc wrote:Can somebody explain what's going on in the third panel?

No.

Which is the point, actually.

But can you explain why it can't be explained? 'cause that's what I need explained.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 58452

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I don't know why, but I find the ??? section especially moving.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40337

Re: 1032: "Networking"

If it was bobcat, I'd say that it came in the mail. Since it's a polecat, I'm guessing it was found on a pole.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281625

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Talk about bad aim. BHG's girl is not to be trifled with.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27463

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

It couldn't possibly be a sword - Orion was an archer!

[/sarcasm]

On a more serious note, Orion was known for trying to date Artemis, so it's a logical part of the constellation...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39261

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Fortunately, these Sheeple turned out to be of the fainting goat variety. (Yes, I know that goats aren't sheep. But these are 10,000 year old Sheeple. They don't know the difference) Also, I found an interesting item to add to the "judgement"/"judgment" conversation. Don't ask me...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110862

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

TomRobbins wrote:I remember that game Mao. Stupid girls at the pool wouldn't tell me the rules.

I should hope so!



This reminds me strongly of a previous comic: http://xkcd.com/696/. I'm guessing that computers are never going to beat us at Strip Poohsticks either.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0984: "Space Launch System"
Replies: 94
Views: 25489

Re: 0984: "Space Launch System"

Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience Call him a Nazi, he won't even frown "Ha, Nazi schmazi," says Wernher von Braun Don't say that he's hypocritical Say rather that he's apolitical "Once the rockets are up, who cares where ...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 107965

Re: 0980: "Money"

I love that even in such an exhausting and serious chart, he still added little jokes like "Velociraptor" and "J.K. Rowling if she became a rapper".
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139861

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

My favorite map is this one.

(true, chrth got there before me, but he didn't use the original version).
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139861

Re: Map Projections

So, about the mouseover text... are we projecting about projections?
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41082

Re: 0965: "Elements"

elements1.png Now you will feel the wrath of the Enthalpy of Sublimation! I'm not kept up with my science. What's the plasma phase? I would imagine solid=earth, gas=air,liquid=water. plasma=fire? And the fifth phase is no doubt "Energy"bending. I know, it's probably not scientifically cor...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41082

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Reminds me of The 119 Little Pigs
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58405

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

Randal's good at tributes. I still remember this one.
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 45262

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

Should we really view Einsteins theories as a hard, uncompromising limit on the universe? I can't speak for the media, or the common person, (or really the scientific community either) but the scientific community doesn't view Einstein as complete truth. Consider it this way: Either Einstein or thi...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86123

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Sneakernet always wins.


(Sneakernet - you put your files on a USB, and then you walk (in your sneakers) over to the other computer...)
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
Replies: 120
Views: 29653

Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

I agree with this comic!

My usual response is: "I'm sorry, I'm not guilty."
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 69812

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

I was rereading the comic and a slightly improper thought rose into my head:
"Merge left! Merge left! Merge left!"
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 69812

Re: 931: Lanes

All I can say is: I heartily agree with the sentiments expressed in the last panel (the entire comic really).
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49045

Re: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"

Sir_Read-a-Lot » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:09 am UTC Using the above criteria, "octopi" is a valid plural, because when it's used, everybody knows what is meant. However, the use of "octopi" has clearly prevented any practical communication on this thread, so I conclude that "oct...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49045

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

About the pluralization: Languages constantly change. They have to, to cope with new ideas. Yet not every change can be valid, because if everybody had the right to amend the language however they choose, then the language would quickly descend into gibberish. So, what denotes a valid word? Since th...
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0926: "Time Vulture"
Replies: 85
Views: 21684

Re: 0926: "Time Vulture"

What happens when a time vulture locks onto Schrödinger's cat?
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49045

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

There one time when octopi is correct - when it's baked into a crust.

Also, platypuses have the same problems with pluralization.

(platypus pluralization problems!)
by Sir_Read-a-Lot
Wed May 25, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187143

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Here's something interesting: I was playing with it, and it worked for a while (often through Quantity->property->Modern Philosophy->Philosophy) and then it STOPPED WORKING, in an infinite loop. I looked in the histories, and someone changed Property(philosophy) to Property, creating an infinite lo...

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