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by Lode
Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"
Replies: 39
Views: 4566

Re: 2150: "XKeyboarCD"

Does it have mechanical key switches and n-key rollover?
by Lode
Sun May 05, 2019 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"
Replies: 12
Views: 3109

Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Yes! Please release that game!
by Lode
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2123: "Meta Collecting"
Replies: 17
Views: 3737

2123: "Meta Collecting"

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Title text: "I'm trying to get the page locked because some jerk keeps adding "Yachts"."

The Wikipedia page also contains "Valuable works of art" and "Vintage cars", so good luck with that
by Lode
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 17
Views: 4646

2047: "Beverages"

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Title text: "If I wait a while, it's not so bad, because then it's just shaped like me, plus some pipes and tanks and probably eventually all of Earth's oceans."

I don't like the shape of this one at all...
by Lode
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51658672

Re: 1190: "Time"

rhomboidal wrote:I wonder what thermodynamics says about Time having a sequel...?)


Maybe after the heat death of the universe
by Lode
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2020: "Negative Results"
Replies: 15
Views: 3929

2020: "Negative Results"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/negative_results.png Title text: "P.S. We're going to the beach this weekend, so I'm attaching my preregistration forms for that trip now, before we find out whether it produces any interesting results." I think I know what video game Randall is playing at thi...
by Lode
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 14487

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

"Dystopian world of thomas the tank engine" reminds me of "Thomas The Tank Engine : Shed 17" (warning: not for sensitive viewers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=462KBuAhncU
by Lode
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 10012

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Marine bioligy: well what about sharks?

Laser optics: well what if you attach the lasers to the sharks?
by Lode
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 7231

1858: "4th of July"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/4th_of_july.png Alt text: Strangely, they still celebrate by eating hot dogs. Since they don't have mouths, they just kinda toss them in the air and let them fall back down into their propeller blades. It's pretty messy. In other countries, will sentient drones celebrat...
by Lode
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1822: "Existential Bug Report"
Replies: 35
Views: 9020

Re: 1822: "Existential Bug Report"

ISSUE: If we wait long enough, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun.
WORKAROUNDSOLUTION: Strap a rocket to the Earth
by Lode
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1725: "Linear Regression"
Replies: 27
Views: 9084

Re: 1725: "Linear Regression"

Now somebody needs to write a tool to do Rexthor-the-dog-bearer regression, finding the best fitting Rexthor-the-dog-bearer on any data set
by Lode
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1656: "It Begins"
Replies: 22
Views: 6752

Re: 1656: "It Begins"

You can also instead begin it with:

"You won't believe what this seagul did! Number 5 will amaze you"
by Lode
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26113

Re: 1360: Old Files

rhomboidal wrote:Those old Zip disks were great. They were like 1.44 floppies on steroids. Unfortunately, quickly banned from competition.


I don't know, to me Zip disks were always a bit "fingers crossed it doesn't fail" while copying.
by Lode
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26113

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

Seeing this once again reminds me of how I deleted all StarCraft 1 levels, Duke Nukem 3D levels, and secondary school .doc homework files that I made, as "cleanup". Whyyyyyyy did I not keep them? :(

gorilla.bas is something I heavily modified as well! :D
by Lode
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
Replies: 71
Views: 18092

Re: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"

Why is everything around the Earth white, while at the distance planets are near each other? I think reality is not like that, it's more uniform in that zone. Thanks!
by Lode
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1296: "Git Commit"
Replies: 49
Views: 11339

Re: 1296: "Git Commit"

For commits that are not of public importance, I have one simple short unique comment. Then whenever I want to commit, I press ctrl+r (reverse history search in bash terminal), that comment, and the commit command automatically comes up. Very handy.
by Lode
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 22812

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

Something that I've never seen a really GOOD answer to... to ensure long term survival of the human race. ...why? Why is that important? I am part of the human race, so sort of care about its future. Of course, it would be nicer if I could be part of its long term future, which due to age limits on...
by Lode
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 22812

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

I disagree with this comic. As soon as settling on other planets is possible in any way, please just do it. Spread, spread, spread. Redundancy, you know. One planet can be kind of screwed up easily. Spread to multiple planets, accross the whole galaxy if possible, to ensure long term survival of the...
by Lode
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1226: "Balloon Internet"
Replies: 66
Views: 18351

Re: 1226: "Balloon Internet"

I read the news about the balloon Loon internet, but still don't get the joke. Except the title text, that one is funny.

Why does the guy say auch? Does the balloon hit his back?
Why does the balloon talk? What is the joke, if any?
by Lode
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 16291

Re: 1184: "Rose Petals"

I don't understand this one! I know the rose petals must have something to do with love, but I still have no clue what this is about. Usually XKCD's have some funny catch or are a reference to something. I don't see the catch here, and don't know what the reference is. Could someone explain? Thanks...
by Lode
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 16291

Re: 1184: "Rose Petals"

I don't understand this one! I know the rose petals must have something to do with love, but I still have no clue what this is about.

Usually XKCD's have some funny catch or are a reference to something. I don't see the catch here, and don't know what the reference is.

Could someone explain? Thanks!
by Lode
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29074

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

Funny. I'm just busy reading Godel, Esher, Bach. There are some similar concepts in there...
by Lode
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 18703

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

There is no new XKCD today! Oh the drama!
by Lode
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 30547

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

AvatarIII wrote:technically aren't all swords forged in stars, since it requires stars to create iron?


Sure, just remove every part of the star that isn't the sword.
by Lode
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671810

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I'm pretty confident this week will be remembered as "the comic that was so good all readers assumed the series was over". The comic to end all comics, so to speak. But there must be a way for Randall to do one truly great strip and still go on after that. I hope we reach at least comic n...
by Lode
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 33747

Re: 1103: "Nine"

Microwaves with buttons have a horrible user interface imho.

I prefer one dial for time, one for watts.
by Lode
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0009: "Soul Mates"
Replies: 58
Views: 32370

Re: What-if 0009: Soul Mates

Once two people found each other, they are removed from the search pool, making the search simpler for the rest. Only half as much eye contacts as described are needed!
by Lode
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29605

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

I love XKCD, a lot of the comics are extremely good, funny, interesting or true.

I'm going to be so honest to say that this was one of the weakest XKCD's in a while.
by Lode
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum Link Missing?
Replies: 20
Views: 23004

Re: Forum Link Missing?

There's the obvious explanation as to why -- the 'What If' link bumped it. The header is already annoying tall. I'm sure it'll come back in some form somewhere but figuring out how and where is really not a top priority for me. The Forum link happens to be the one I click the most often. It's annoy...
by Lode
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum Link Missing?
Replies: 20
Views: 23004

Re: Forum Link Missing?

Can the forum link please go somewhere on the main page? I love reading the forum posts about an xkcd comic.

If not in the top left (it seems to disappear there too often), can it go somewhere else, like the bottom of the page or whatever.

Thanks!
by Lode
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 40517

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Wow, that is one UGLY car!
by Lode
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 67627

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

What are "city offic es"?
by Lode
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 43011

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Djehutynakht wrote:Ah, so he returns. And after only a 1-comic intermission too. Gee, either he's popular or Randall is in a phase...


A GOOD phase that is! Hopefully this phase lasts a while, I loved all etymology man occurances so far!
by Lode
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38798

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Sure, some pop culture was referenced, but the joke is still typical xkcd-theme. Can someone explain why so many people think referencing pop culture here less xkcd-ian than the following? I don't get it :( http://xkcd.com/805/ http://xkcd.com/846/ I concur. Methinks some people are working their w...
by Lode
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33006

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

This comic is tl;dr. Plus I've got no idea who the names are and what wait wait is a reference to.

How do you like the comic?
by Lode
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 43107

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Lode wrote: "Fixed that for you"? I don't see anything wrong with physics in the original poster. It would have been funny if the original poster had some physics mistake and the second fixed it, but I don't think this is the case... Hey all, noob posting here (have read comic for about 7...
by Lode
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 43107

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

"Fixed that for you"?

I don't see anything wrong with physics in the original poster. It would have been funny if the original poster had some physics mistake and the second fixed it, but I don't think this is the case...
by Lode
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 23665

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

Surely she would have run out of fuel before then. Right, because obviously there's never been a way to put more fuel into an airplane. (someone should come up with that... they could re-use the planes, probably save a lot of money that way) That doesn't explain why she dissappeared obviously she d...
by Lode
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: #### "Five-Minute Comics: Part 4"
Replies: 22
Views: 6950

Re: #### (Unposted) "Five-Minute Comics: Part 4"

Posting was a glitch, if you saw it you got a free preview. We apologise for the fault in the scheduling. Those responsible have not been sacked. Since your post is the first post in this thread. Could you at least put the picture there and an explanation what the heck this thread is doing in this ...
by Lode
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28774

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Um, Microsoft Encarta 2005, and you find that OLD? What are you, a kid? :)

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