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by ubel
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26476

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

I wonder if there was pair programming involved with this comic (badumtsh..) In all honesty, I think it's both a funny and really neat comic. XKCD isn't just about being funny; it's also about sharing something remotely cool, even if a few in a large audience both get it and enjoy it. I for one thin...
by ubel
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 16561

Re: 1184: "Rose Petals"

da Doctah wrote:So if the comic is #1183, why is the comment thread #1184?

I don't know, but I'm filled with both shame and curous wonder about whether the comic number will be 1185, or if next thread will be 1183.
by ubel
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"
Replies: 58
Views: 14234

Re: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"

edenist wrote:Am I the only one that instantly thought of Sliders?...


... the first 2.5 seasons anyway.... we'll just pretend that the show ended there.... :p

:oops: ...nope his face is irrevocably painted in my mind, and surfaces whenever I hear that name
by ubel
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 101938

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Oh, Randall.. You're just like Georgia, with a little prepositional twist. I quietly died a little inside yesterday when, after punching my birthdate into an automated phone service which did not prompt me with a format, it accepted mm/dd/yyyy. Part of me wanted to hear it respond, "I'm sorry, ...
by ubel
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 26657

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

Is no one else curious as to the ethnicity of the new person on the left in the last two panels? It's killing me haha
by ubel
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59011

1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/star_trek_into_darkness.png Alt text: "Of course, factions immediately sprang up in favor of '~*~sTaR tReK iNtO dArKnEsS~*~', 'xX_StAr TrEk InTo DaRkNess_Xx', and 'Star Trek lnto Darkness' (that's a lowercase 'L')." I guess everyone else is too deeply involved ...
by ubel
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41633

Re: 1144: Tags

It was as if millions of parsers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.. again :cry:
by ubel
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 94974

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

najodleglejszy wrote:am I the only one who stopped questioning Randall for long enough to fall in love with "googling star-nosed mole" strip?

Haha, yes :) After that, I felt like I was just along for the ride.

In all seriousness though: FINALLY, a solution to our oil shortage.
by ubel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318836

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I'd really like to know how you got this picture o.o I think he edited the comic and created that one on his own. I must admit, that's the best looking xkcd edit I've ever seen; it can be easily mistaken for an original drawn by Randall. Or maybe it really exists, I'm speculating here. Wait, are yo...
by ubel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318836

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Here in Columbus, Ohio.. Residential line. Windows 7 and XP IE, Safari, Mozilla Aurora, and iPhone 4 w/ AT&T are the swirling white circle, Firefox is the green clouds. Chrome Variation on the earthquake: http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/58887f8bd0bf68123d1969fa2105247df9fac28d8a2df573bb6e9278c41a2...
by ubel
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 107630

Re: 0980: "Money"

This is definitely the most epic thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Fantastic job on this.. just.. just.. wow.


I am now going to slip into a coma.
by ubel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88523

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

My favorite variations on this problem: ⋅ When I Google a very specific issue, discover a single years-old thread on it, click through, start reading the OP, and realize that it was...written by me. ⋅ When I Google a very specific issue, discover a single years-old thread on it,...
by ubel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88523

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Oh how true this rings for me, and it looks like so many of us... Bugs in third party libraries/applications I am trying to fix that have been sitting on these forums, unanswered for years and years. The madness! Then again... this is the exact reason I have grown to love stack overflow (the Q&A...
by ubel
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 26150

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

Since there are people talking about why they like FIght Club, I think there's no harm in adding a few words of my own. There will be minor spoilers below, but I'll try to phrase them such that they will not spoil much to people who don't know much about the movie. I wouldn't mind if at least one p...
by ubel
Fri May 20, 2011 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0901: "Temperature"
Replies: 114
Views: 29121

0901: "Temperature"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/temperature.png Title text: And the baby has a fever. I giggled. Then I coughed and laughed like a man. Then I thought about other manly things, like how it would be hilarious to do something fight-clubby like replacing a bunch of thermometers with things like this.. The...
by ubel
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45992

Re: 0880: "Headache"

Opaque Enclosures Fenestration and Curtain Wall Double-Wall Facades Moisture and Enclosure Design Building Pathology Shading Systems Facade Expression and Performance I think I don't quite see it. Yeah, maybe reciting this list slowly with a deep, sultry voice puts something there that really isn't...
by ubel
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45992

Re: 0880: "Headache"

Would it be wrong of me to humbly request a comic about the content of the "Building Envelopes" course areas on this page for Georgia Tech?:

http://www.arch.gatech.edu/graduate/ms_ ... m_of_study

It is practically begging to be turned into one big sexual innuendo xkcd comic.
by ubel
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How much use can a processor take?
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: How much use can a processor take?

Both of these take a very long time to break the typical CPU: I've heard number on the order of 10-20 years for a CPU with typical usage. Even in the worst case I've heard of (overclocked, overvolted Northwood Pentium IVs, aka. Sudden Northwood Death Syndrome), electromigration failure took on the ...
by ubel
Fri May 28, 2010 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0746: "Birth"
Replies: 68
Views: 24818

Re: "Birth" Discussion

CorruptUser wrote:So, the doctor wants Megan to cause 6 more weeks of winter?

Was that a brilliant, veiled mock on pregnancy, or were you merely alluding to Ground Hog day? :)

Either way, haha!
by ubel
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 35270

Re: "Collections" Discussion

did anyone else get blackholed because of this comic? read the first panel and thought "hey, let me google discworld and learn some background knowledge before i read the punchline". 3 hours later after getting tvtroped... then again, i may never have enjoyed this page if not for this comi...
by ubel
Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Speeding up boot times.
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Speeding up boot times.

In order to speed up my boot times, I usually just go in to Add/Remove programs and go commando on it, removing literally everything non-vital, and even some vital things (photoshop, programming applications, video applications, etc.). I remove pretty much everything and then if windows XP has not c...
by ubel
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30491

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

People do talk about stupid shit, a lot. That is the inherent risk in going to a party, though, you never know if it will be good or crap unless you go.. So many that should have been bad, ended up good,.. it almost makes up for all the shoulda-been-good one's that ended up bad.
by ubel
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One space or two?
Replies: 94
Views: 17391

Re: One space or two?

If not for the internet, I probably wouldn't even be using the 1 space I already do.. I never put spaces in when I'm talking IRL, just tabs.
by ubel
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0529: "Sledding Discussion"
Replies: 74
Views: 17422

Re: "Sledding Discussion" Discussion

alljapaneseallthetime.com

pretty simple concept of studying which is applicable to.. almost anything. planning on learning spanish and some other languages with this concept.
by ubel
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Combining anamorphosis and kite photography
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Combining anamorphosis and kite photography

wow.. i seriously can't believe that isn't photoshopped. that's so intense.
by ubel
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead AGP slot? Maybe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Dead AGP slot? Maybe?

So, two weeks ago while viewing the latest XKCD, my computer up and restarts.. I hear three dreadful sounding beeps and my monitor's light stays amber. I leave my computer for the weekend with the understanding that I probably have a dead GeForce 5200 card on my hands. That next Sunday, I bring back...
by ubel
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 22781

Re: Secretary: Part 5

Syphon wrote:$94132.84, incase anyone was wondering. (Looks like 3 inch balls, about 7 feet deep.)

Image
by ubel
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21719

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

Subtitles most definitely but my reasoning isn't so much for subbing as it is against dubbing. The creator of the work chose that person and their voice because the actor's abilities, emotions, and nuances portrayed what they were looking for in the character. Dubbing can, and often does, change our...
by ubel
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who watches Food Anime?
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Who watches Food Anime?

Yakitate!? Cooking Master Boy? Bartender? Mister Ajikko? Anyone want to discuss the food they make?! :)
by ubel
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are you obsessed with talking with NPC's?
Replies: 43
Views: 5168

Re: Are you obsessed with talking with NPC's?

oh god yes, i could talk to warriv all day. apparently, my presence honors him. I, oddly enough, also love to stay a while and listen to Cain. if i ever make an RPG, i'm going to make a randomly selected NPC break the 4th wall and give the user an awesome item for being so attentive to their plight ...
by ubel
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 22781

Re: Secretary: Part 5

wow, awesome end to such an incredible story. when i finished reading the alt-text, my video card died.. it was THAT good.

in related news, i now have to buy a new video card because i have no onboard one. what a bittersweet day.
by ubel
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0091: "Pwned"
Replies: 23
Views: 12210

Re: "Pwned" Discussion

what's a grue?

Poe's law on wikipedia, LOL.

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