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by pkcommando
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 2143

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

da Doctah wrote:Stand by the side of the road and watch a bunch of trucks and people in uniforms walk by. How is that fun?

Thank You! Someone else finally says it.
by pkcommando
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 2946

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

But why bother with such complicated concepts as AM or PM? The 6/6 standard is not simple enough. i offer you a much better 6/6 standard. in my standard there is no AM/PM, just the value. And the sun still rises at 6 and sets at 6. ... Because it's always 6. 6 all the time. Think of it: just the 6,...
by pkcommando
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 2130

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

How about a pre-assembled, fully glued, LEGO set?
by pkcommando
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190265

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Anyhow. I wish brown sauce were a thing in the US, because if it's like Worcestershire sauce without actually *being* that, then maybe it is both vegetarian and actually interesting and worth putting on food. For the Boston-area, you can get brown sauce at any of the Irish markets: Greenhill's &...
by pkcommando
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 547707

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But are all members of the Russian military criminals?
by pkcommando
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

And if you buy a second lottery ticket, your odds of winning increase by 100%!
by pkcommando
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4694

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Tungsten wrote:Panama!

That doesn't look like it will fit. It's 87 letters, starting with a 'J', and there's a 'Q' for the 85th, with an 'L' and an 'X' in the middle.
by pkcommando
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4309

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

If you're in a situation like the comic, where the lightning bolt persists long enough to have an entire conversation about it, a call to your religious professional may be required, to see if there was an Armageddon scheduled. That's a paranoid conclusion. I think it's much more likely that you've...
by pkcommando
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2024: "Light Hacks"
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: 2024: "Light Hacks"

Is he suggesting they have small Dyson spheres at Ikea, or just describing reflective lampshades? I don't know about Dyson Spheres (I didn't see any, on my first visit to one, just a couple of weeks ago), but they've definitely got a Hilbert Curve! You were probably looking in the Lighting section ...
by pkcommando
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2024: "Light Hacks"
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: 2024: "Light Hacks"

Life Hack: Grocery stores let you take food home that you can eat later when you give them money.

Life Hack: You can avoid damaging your eyes by not staring directly into the sun.
by pkcommando
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

In what way is this comic like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife?
by pkcommando
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 9889

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

dtilque wrote:My thought: just skip #2 through #7.

ETA: more thoughts: add billionaires who own their own spaceship company immediately after #8.

Then the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Champion. That title clearly deserves a much higher spot on the list.
by pkcommando
Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 5456

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.

As far as the first 6 hours goes, is that 6 hours of battery per charge, or 6 hours ever over the total life of the device?
by pkcommando
Mon May 21, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1996: "Morning News"
Replies: 20
Views: 3547

Re: 1996: "Morning News"

Twitter reactions in the story versus a couple pages of Letters to the Editor, usually written by the same group of busybodies and nutjobs. Not seeing the worseness.
by pkcommando
Wed May 16, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 6083

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

Now ... do I cut the red wire or the blue wire? First you have to have to bicker about it with your complete opposite best friend, going back and forth between red and blue, and one of you interrupting whoever's just about to cut the wire. Then and only then do you cut one without noticing which on...
by pkcommando
Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 6083

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

rhomboidal wrote:I certainly hope he never becomes a surgeon. :shock:

Eh, let Malpractice sort that out. But would he be better or worse than his Nintendo Surgeons?
by pkcommando
Tue May 15, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds
Replies: 23
Views: 8399

Re: Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds

Aaaaaaaannnnd that'stheendofLucifer. Some Foxwits have decided to axe this show. -As far as cliffhanger endings go, at least it wasn't as cliffhanger-y as it could be, or as bad as the showrunners made it sound: Chloe sees his Devil face and realizes he's been telling the truth all along as she ...
by pkcommando
Thu May 10, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

Is that the comic with the red button bonus comic at the bottom?
by pkcommando
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14302

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

Panel 3 is a serious logic-fail. To Be Humongous wouldn't give you Honest, or was that part of the joke?
by pkcommando
Wed May 02, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

In other news,Play-Doh sucks as a shoplifting aid in more ways than one.

Before anyone brings it up - to be fair, he wouldn't have needed to use gloves if his plan had worked.
by pkcommando
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 9739

Re: 1986: River Border

It's basically stuff on bread, isn't it? Whereas pies are things in pastry*. Someone else can tell us what the difference between bread and pastry is. Yes, hello. I do believe that technically a pastry dough must contain shortening, whereas bread dough is made with oil. Pizza is definitely bread. I...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 9589

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Reminded me of when I learned the difference between "partly sunny" and "mostly cloudy" (not synonyms as I thought). The new NWS website actually has a glossary to help with translating this jargon: http://w1.weather.gov/glossary/ When I was in my mid-teens and one of my brother...
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8641
Views: 1603312

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

716:
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Alt: Dear Time Traveling Historians, I get that whatever's happening here is
supposed to be important, but GET OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME WORK!!
"Great, now there'll never be a cure for cancer." "Nice going, Steve."
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17110

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

How far to the right do you put those weirdos who insist on having their toilet paper hanging down on the back side of the roll, in the Under position?
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you. Did you just confess your Kryptonite Factor? You can only be killed by something that's exactly half your size? It's certainly a strange weakness, but it could have its advantages. "Silly you, that was only 49.3% of my size ...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1499614

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Show off and make those folks ordering from the $1 menu feel the sting of jealousy as you order from -- the $2 menu.
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 5785

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

"Somewhat less than the total number of applies that have ever existed."

It was a sad day when I learned that you can't win a 'How Many [X] In This Jar?' contest by answering >1. I feel like I was cheated, but I'm not sure where to direct my complaints.
by pkcommando
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 13196

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

I got the save through Utilities -> Park Drives and it gave me a similar looking set of options, but with Save at the top. It's only worked once, though, even after refreshes, closing Chrome and going back in, and trying a different browser. It must have been something I did before that, but I can't...
by pkcommando
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 5886

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Designers, can you either put an easy to find setting to disable all the standby lights on your devices or put in a light detector so they auto power the LED off in the dark? There's a handy switch on the wall that will turn the lights off on any device. (Though saying that, outlet switches aren't ...
by pkcommando
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 5886

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

BlitzGirl wrote:I mean, there are only like five lights and the clock in that one.

THERE. ARE. FOUR. LI- Oh, wait, there's the fifth one. Okay yeah, never mind, my bad. Carry on.
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

oh please, that's easy. Einstein has proven that gravity affects light. Ergo, light from distant objects gets deflected downwards, which *looks* like the earth were curved. Any perceived planetary curvature is the result of the ends of the Earth being curved like a table edge: http://www.kpetersen....
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1499614

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

That strawberry-kiwi one would be awesome.

Strawberries + kiwi + cream cheese on a sugar cookie = wininfinity
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 5886

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

I found the constellation known as Point of Origin:
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by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1499614

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Giant Speck wrote:Yes, these are terrible. Give them all to me so that I may dispose of them properly in my food hole.

We couldn't ask you to make that big of a sacrifice alone.
by pkcommando
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 5286

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

Image
by pkcommando
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8386

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

richP wrote:Do people really tow banners with an SR22? At least one of the images seems to be a Cirrus.

That seems like the kind of question that can only be answered with more banners. To the plane banner company!
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14869
Views: 2320467

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

Given the adult content, I'm disturbed at how many knitted objects the neural network designs have tentacles. Given the amount of time I've spent on Ravelry, I'm more disturbed by LSGers teaching machines. At least tentacles made of yarn are soft and don't require a flange. Safety first! Real proje...
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 21692

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

There's also the issue that self-driving cars might turn people into jerks http://datagenetics.com/blog/january42017/index.html TL;DR - If you know a car is going to stop when you step into the street, why not simply step into the street whenever you like? Not even a hypothetical - see Boston. And ...
by pkcommando
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 21692

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

cellocgw wrote:There's a guaranteed flame war over whether a self-driving car should sacrifice its occupants rather than run over a large number of pedestrians (or whatever). To which I cheerfully submit the OnlyCorrectAnswer(TM) to the Trolley Problem.

High score!
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3989

Re: 1955: "Robots"

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Nothing at all. Just, in the event of an actual robot revolution, don't expect any of us to trust you. :D

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