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by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 41943

Re: 1474: "Screws"

The Wikipedia page titled "List_of_screw_drives" shows a few more screw types that I've never seen. "Hex socket" screws seem very common in furniture that the buyer has to assemble, but "Allen key" is the only name for that screw type I had heard before today. Also, be...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 12947

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

Alt Text wrote:Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!


So would that be his last dance with Mary Jane?
by Tyris and Cortle
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1146: "Honest"
Replies: 98
Views: 25926

Re: 1146: "Honest"

If the only trouble you suffer from being atypical in some specific identifiable way is that the rest of the world has a problem with people who differ thus, then it's the rest of the world which has a problem, not you; you may have an identifiable condition of some sort, but it's not a disorder un...
by Tyris and Cortle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1146: "Honest"
Replies: 98
Views: 25926

Re: 1146: "Honest"

If the only trouble you suffer from being atypical in some specific identifiable way is that the rest of the world has a problem with people who differ thus, then it's the rest of the world which has a problem, not you; you may have an identifiable condition of some sort, but it's not a disorder un...
by Tyris and Cortle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0024: "Model Rockets"
Replies: 44
Views: 18492

Re: What-If 0024: Model Rockets

Oddly enough, we've been thinking a lot lately about using model rocket engines. Not to reach orbit, though - to give a short burst of additional power to a bicycle.

It would be far more expensive than effective. :(
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 26283

Re: 1093: "Forget"

Eh, most of this stuff didn't seem important enough to commit to memory anyway.
by Tyris and Cortle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39939

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

You can also just [turn a statement into a question] by changing how you pronounce it I know we do it and so do Spanish-speakers. I.E. We're going to the park? ¿Vamos al parque? I wasn't expecting a Spanish preposition. Or anywhere. It's so bad that English is diverging into dialects because of it'...
by Tyris and Cortle
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0907: "Ages"
Replies: 87
Views: 24720

Re: 0907: "Ages"

The identity-mask we wear in public and around family has engaged in conversation while we were asleep. Is it sapient? No.
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45451

Re: 0842: "Mark"

A therapy, or a penance?
by Tyris and Cortle
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42675

Re: Viruses on Unix systems?

almafuerte wrote:and it keeps you a slave of a huge corporation.

We were prepared to take you completely seriously right up until this bit.


In unrelated news: Damnit Munroe, that is not what "retrovirus" means!
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0609: "Tab Explosion"
Replies: 176
Views: 56875

Re: "Tab Explosion" Discussion

Woo! Guessed it before scrolling down to the last line!
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36791

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

oasisob1 wrote:
SWGlassPit wrote:Love it.

Randall did a great job with the Wattersonesque landscape in the bottom comic.


Yep. My Browser only showed the top half of the comic when it opened, and the scent of Watterson was unmistakable!

Cue a Browser/Bowser pun... then cue the pun-ishment.
by Tyris and Cortle
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0408: "Overqualified"
Replies: 59
Views: 16078

Re: "Overqualified" discussion

There is no possible way this can end well. :mrgreen:
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 54840

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

[snip] Does anyone else actively try not to walk in step or music or with other people? It drives me crazy -- I MUST be following my own rhythms. [snip] HELL YES. I do this all the time. [snip] Likewise. Notice a pattern? PATTERN MUST CHANGE. Leaving it alone is unacceptable. Although... that in it...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 51802

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

'S a funny thing just how unpredictable this forum is. We were expecting at least one post - and early on in the thread, too - to say, "What is this 'any possibility of sex' of which the strip speaks?"

Can it be that geeks actually do get sex?
Why would Hollywood lie like that?
by Tyris and Cortle
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415096

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

TheTankengine wrote:That avatar again?!
Eh, it's a standard avvie that can be found on a number of avatar-collecting sites. It's only surprising that more people don't use it.
(Edit: The underlying assumption here is that you were talking about the OMG-ONOZ avatar...)
by Tyris and Cortle
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83997

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Evanz wrote:
Shii wrote:but you can't break the rules can you?
Why not? You can break the rules of any other game.
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83997

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

1. You can not win 2. You can not draw even 3. You can not withdraw from the Game You can, however, simply not care, which robs the game of its power. Rather like how Rickrolling has no effect if you actually like the song (well, unless it's one of those new versions that also crashes your computer...
by Tyris and Cortle
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153608

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

cephalopod9 wrote:Y'know Victoria's Secret catalogs? They should sell men's undergarments like that.
Bah! Nothing so flimsy and riddled with holes can possibly contain the mightiness that is masculinity!

This not-entirely-serious post has been brought to you by the smiley :D.
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69548

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

Your.Master wrote:and in a "fair fight" Spiderman simply has an advantage
Doesn't one participant having an advantage negate the idea of "fair fight"?
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99560

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

I enjoy the deluge of "fuck that shit!" in this comic. To add in my own, Fuck you, man, lemons are choice Hooaaaaaaaaaah! you're terrible at eating oranges. I eat them with my bare hands all the time without difficulty and they're great. Most people would use their mouth. ;) Like grapes, ...
by Tyris and Cortle
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31790

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

And the number one thing not to say to a chick is... "Get back in the kitchen!" A while ago in Slashdot it was said that some British researchers had turned female bone marrow into sperm, effectively allowing self-replication. IWRC, the so-called "sperm" was still diploid, makin...
by Tyris and Cortle
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153608

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

You say this in jest, but right-handed privilege is a real privilege. And rightly so! Augh, the puns, the puns! *clutch head* On a more SRS note, exactly how big is the right-handed privilege? How many items, for example, are actually designed right-handedly? The only answers that come to minds are...
by Tyris and Cortle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69548

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

fettsyre wrote:[post]
Whoa! Familiar avatar. Guess who made it?

(The management apologises for this minor thread derailment.)
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 24473

Re: Trebuchet

This seems like a good place... but... um... well.. How do you pronounce trebuchet? 'S French. Put on your ridiculous French accent and say: tray-boo-shay. Congratulations! You have just pronouned "trebuchet." (Disclaimer: We cannot be held accountable if you pronounce any of tray, bue or...
by Tyris and Cortle
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 20932

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

I can't forget any of my mistakes. Any of them. Ditto. It's like every time I remember any mistake, I then proceed to remember all mistakes. I see something orange, that reminds me of an orange pack of bubble gum, which I shoplifted when I was 4, and then I eventually end up thinking about an ex-gi...
by Tyris and Cortle
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49638

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

Hilarifish. :lol:

WendelScardua wrote:(and I still don't get the other nick, "nickm" )
Gee, couldn't be "nickname" could it? :P
by Tyris and Cortle
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58968

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

I'm a third year engineering student. Is that enought to disagree? It's more experience than we've yet got, so yes. Hehe, yup this "real" engineer would have to disagree with that. "Real" engineers can't help but muck about in the code and play with the soldering irons Okay, the...
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58968

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

Ah, how happy we are to not be real programmers.
Not even fake programmers, in fact.
Real engineers let a programmer do their programming. Or something. A real engineer would probably disagree with us. :lol:
by Tyris and Cortle
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55764

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

You know what would be recursively awesome? 1). Black Hat Guy spins the yarn seen in Journal I, purely in order to yank 'Sensitive' Guy's chain. 2). 'Sensitive' Guy, under the impression that Black Hat Guy actually does this, brings in a female friend, who will soon be known as "Black Hat Girl&...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0376: "Bug"
Replies: 97
Views: 36022

Re: 'Bug' discussion

AUGH the puns, the terrible puns!
Okay, one pun. But it was more than enough. Gaaaaaack...
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44193

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Baalthazaq wrote:(Type in "_____ is not a religion" into google).
Interestingly, trying to combine this exercise with "died in a _____ accident" gets no hits.
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38922

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

segmentation fault wrote:speaking of, apparently theyre making a sequel to Wargames. its probably going to suck :(
What, even more than the original?
by Tyris and Cortle
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38922

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

schrodingersduck wrote:I suppose it's not much evil as poor programming, but he does kill multiple people just to prevent himself from being deactivated.
Well, how many people would you kill to save your own hide?
by Tyris and Cortle
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415096

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Deskchair Intellectual wrote:I'm going to form my own religion based on Wikipedia some day.
Will there be vast holy wars between the Inclusionists and the Deletionists?
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44193

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

"It's been proven. Rutherford shot protons at gold foil..." Alpha particles. Yes, they contained protons and therefore in doing so he shot protons, but that's hardly the same thing. "We can't take everybody to a particle accelerator to prove..." We kinda can, actually. Not all s...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44193

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

The magnitude is so great that we should be measuring the difference in dBs!!!! :-) That's about as sensible as measuring it in elephants. dBs are for SOUND. Perhaps you just meant a logarithmic scale? :wink: I mean....you can not accept Quantum Physics and not accept super natural powers :-D Wotwo...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44193

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

I know nothing about homeopathy, but I always heard that it was based on the principle of administering a severely diluted substance which, when undiluted causes the very symptoms you are trying to treat. The idea is that administering it in small, controlled dosages allows the buildup of antibodie...
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44193

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

xqby wrote:What exactly are you implying, that mainstream scientists are ignoring legitimate research just to be cantankerous?
It's one of the privileges of being a mainstream scientist!
by Tyris and Cortle
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 35053

Re: "Redwall" discussion

That reminds me of issues I had with the Narnia books. There were parts about the beavers having hanging hams in their house in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Were these from special non-intelligent pigs? There were lots of talk of the characters eating meat, but never really a discussion of...

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