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by Rhombix
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 31259

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I'd like to honour Randall for making this. Living with ADD/ADHD is hard, but it's really nice to know there are people out there spreading awareness of it, in such an empathatic way. Randall, your combination of humour and sensitivity is rare, and very welcome indeed. Also, can we keep this WTC7 ba...
by Rhombix
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0202: "YouTube"
Replies: 81
Views: 39163

Re: 0202: "YouTube"

I just found a seven second Spongebob clip with over 7 million views, and I think these comments prove beyond doubt that mankind is doomed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc2_zYDuHC4 The top thumbed-up comment is this: Actually, you're stupid and uneducated. The aspertame in diet sodas decomposes ...
by Rhombix
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 19571

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

I find this is true with things like Google store/Android Market, but for film reviews (from experience with LoveFilm rental service) I find 3 stars is OK, 2.5 and below is crap, 3.5 is good, 4 is very good, 4.5 is excellent and 5 stars is "only one review" First site I thought of upon re...
by Rhombix
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"
Replies: 45
Views: 14718

Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

bitwiseshiftleft, your avatar distracted me and sent me looking at platonic solid nestings :)

But anyway, can someone explain the joke? What was his worry?
by Rhombix
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 26243

Re: 1093: "Forget"

Luckily, as Randall has already pointed out in this comic, there are at least two events in American history that will never be forgotten...
by Rhombix
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 17994

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

You know, this kinda reminds me of the World Calendar , where someone tried to make a version of the modern calendar that uses the same days of the week for every date of the year. It hasn't been put into use because of the huge religious objections, apparently it pushes the Sabbath one day ahead of...
by Rhombix
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 17994

1073: "Weekend"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/weekend.png Title: Of the two Garfields, you wouldn't think the cat would turn out to be the more compelling presidential speechwriter, but there you go. I never thought I'd see someone explain this idea so succintly, but that's Randall for ya. I mean, come on, do the da...
by Rhombix
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1038: "Fountain"
Replies: 78
Views: 22193

Re: 1038: "Fountain"

I'm surprised no-one's ever thought of this... seems quite simple if you think about it.
by Rhombix
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 49406

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

Why wasn't this thread started for ten minutes?

Anyway, my favourite line is probably trimmed carpet, made even more surreal by the line "no animals".
by Rhombix
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 71854

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Mine would be "Sapphire Dyke".

...How does that work if I'm male?
by Rhombix
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0864: "Flying Cars"
Replies: 117
Views: 24584

Re: 0864: "Flying Cars"

Aeroplanes?
by Rhombix
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Top 10 xkcd Comics
Replies: 6
Views: 26855

Your Top 10 xkcd Comics

OK, I've spend a while thinking about this, and I'm pretty sure I've found my perfect Top 10 list. These are in order of release, because I find ranking them #1 to #10 to be a very difficult task. So, here you go: Blown apart Schrodinger Five Thirty Organic Fuel Getting Out of Hand Nerd Sniping Heig...
by Rhombix
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31612

Re: "Superlative" discussion

Try again
by Rhombix
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Super long carbon nanotubes from Nanokites
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Super long carbon nanotubes from Nanokites

If you take a carbon nanotube around 2 meters in length, and place it vertically in the centre of a door frame, then trick someone into walking through the door frame, you could, in theory, cut said person completely in half.

Now that's awesome.
by Rhombix
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 70259

0540: "Base System"

http://xkcd.com/540/

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Alt Text: I once got to second base with a basketball player. She was so confused.
by Rhombix
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36840

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

C'mon then, guys. If you could copy-vandalize the wood article, surely you can do something constructive and create this virus?
by Rhombix
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36840

Re: "Listen to Yourself"

I saw that the time was 4:59 and scrambled to start today's thread, but I had to log in and everything, and given the time it would take to paste this links, I assumed someone would already have posted it.

Two and a half minutes? I could have won the game :cry:
by Rhombix
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0477: "Typewriter"
Replies: 86
Views: 15634

0477: "Typewriter"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/typewriter.png Alt Text: Somewhere in the world, my actual grandmothers are reading this and angrily exclaiming that I never write even malformed thank-you notes. DEAR GRANDMOMS: I AM SORRY! YOU ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. LOVE reddit.com RANDALL. ...
by Rhombix
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What's cooler than your very own ballpit?
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: What's cooler than your very own ballpit?

This is genuinely cool. If only it told you how to obtain the slide pieces...
by Rhombix
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0448: "Good Morning"
Replies: 119
Views: 21153

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

I have quite a messed up sleep pattern. In fact, I might actually have a 28 hour day. I should start writing down the times I go to sleep.

I'm not sure how to describe how bad it is, but I found these posting statistics on another forum:
by Rhombix
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0005: "Blown Apart"
Replies: 7
Views: 5172

0005: "Blown Apart"

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Alt: Blown into prime factors

A great little mathbook doodle, and of the first xkcd comics I read.
by Rhombix
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Heathrow Airport's Worst Enemy: Shirts with GUNS on them!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Heathrow Airport's Worst Enemy: Shirts with GUNS on them!

How would they feel about the "Jesus is a **** T-shirts"?
by Rhombix
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0444: "Macgyver Gets Lazy"
Replies: 91
Views: 23504

Re: "Macgyver Gets Lazy" Discussion

I was actually reading the "List of problems solved by MacGyver" article just a couple of days ago. It appears on Wikipedia:Unusual articles which, in turn, is completely awesome.
by Rhombix
Sat May 10, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 36897

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

Also, incidentally, this forum system has a feature I love. Something I've never seen. It tells me if a post has been made while I'm writing this post, thus allowing me to alter the post accordingly. Kudos to whoever designed that feature. Cook'd and Bomb'd uses this feature as well, but I'm not su...
by Rhombix
Fri May 09, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 36897

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

Hitting your hand with the tennis racket Some kind of flammable clothing/spray catching fire The potato simply hitting the guy with the plate The potato knocking the glass on the plate and shattering it into his eyes Very hot pieces of potato scalding either of them THERE IS A CAN OF GASOLINE NEXT T...
by Rhombix
Mon May 05, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0419: "Forks and Spoons"
Replies: 146
Views: 30722

Re: "Forks and Spoons" Discussion

Didn't Johnny The Homicidal Maniac already cover the "murdered by a spork" angle?
by Rhombix
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37589

Re: "Techno" Discussion

There are a lot of brilliant Techno albums/EPs out there. Aphex Twin, for one, is some kind of IDM God. "Einstein On The Beach". Now THAT is repetitive. It's actually an Opera by Philip Glass. It is good, brilliant in fact, but it can go on and on seemingly forever. "Train 1" is ...
by Rhombix
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 75430

Re: Reno Rhymes

I tried to shoot a man in Reno, but he knew how to fly.
by Rhombix
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0364: "Responsible Behavior"
Replies: 79
Views: 24972

Re: "Responsible Behavior" Discussion

I've been awake for about 12 hours, and I live in GMT 0.

God I'm glad I've never been addicted to alcohol :idea:
by Rhombix
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Free MacDonalds!
Replies: 35
Views: 10693

Re: Free MacDonalds!

In Britain, the food at McDonalds is frozen, then cooked on arrival. It's kinda notable that if someone returns anything, they will throw it away and give you a replacement (even if you want to keep the food). You can probably get the manager round for a refund, but they'll probably ban you or somet...
by Rhombix
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alone on New Year's Eve
Replies: 67
Views: 5233

Re: Alone on New Year's Eve

I recently bought a huge box set of The Monty Python members choosing their favourite bits. So far, Terry Gilliam's best bits are my favourite. It came with a spam leaflet for, Ironically, some sort of musical play called "Spamalot". How do I enter my "unique code" to win [things]?
by Rhombix
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0202: "YouTube"
Replies: 81
Views: 39163

Re: "YouTube" Discussion

Didn't know whether to start a new topic, but Her Majesty The Queen (queen of the UK) now has a channel on YouTube, and leaving comments has been disabled on the videos uploaded. Her channel is called "TheRoyalChannel", and her 2007 Christmas message was uploaded here: http://www.youtube.c...
by Rhombix
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Uncontrolled Wii gaming may result in rape by the family pet
Replies: 31
Views: 3838

Re: Uncontrolled Wii gaming may result in rape by the family pet

That kid either accepted that the clip is on YouTube , or he is kinda emmbarrassed/traumatized in that supressive, "nah, it's nothing" kinda way. Have you noticed that when someone clicks "Flag" while watching a 'tube video, nothing actually happens? According to the BBC, Google ...
by Rhombix
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22571

Re: "Flies" Discussion

In a non-literal context, the honey/vinegar saying can be accurate, given the circumstances.
by Rhombix
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0133: "Raven"
Replies: 18
Views: 10359

Re: "Raven" Discussion

Edgar Allan Poe and Sam Simon beat you to it, Manroe.
by Rhombix
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0006: "Irony"
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

Re: "Irony" Discussion

Here's a strip of Irony for ya:

The Pythons got famous by putting randomness on BBC2

And it has become a quote-bible in terms of humor :)
by Rhombix
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sesame Street Vol. 1 & 2 are adult only?
Replies: 17
Views: 4354

Re: Sesame Street Vol. 1 & 2 are adult only?

Children need to know about things like danger, what's good and bad, and what's right and wrong. Blood and guts movies are terrible, but a lot of parents are nervous about bad things, and if they aren't willing to spend time and teach, where else are they going to learn? The R rated movie they sneak...
by Rhombix
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Immersive videos
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: Immersive videos

Whoa

Can you imagine watching TV in that style? You could stand on a car's rooftop and spin really fast with your remote! Though animated programs would need to be re-animated...
by Rhombix
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Childhood sucks a little more now.
Replies: 64
Views: 6315

Re: Childhood sucks a little more now.

They should have a designated place/time period for Tag, where people are free to enter/leave as they choose.

It wouldn't be that difficult! All you need is a supervisor/teacher and a line of chalk/patch of grass etc.

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