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by Spoom
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41767

Re: 1024: "Error Code"

You far sighted fools! There are not "four" water lillies like you claim! Get some glasses, you blind, befuddled, rabid bats. There are 'five' water lillies! Morans! No wonder the world is such a mess. Cripes! Oh. Whoops. My apologies. The 'fifth' lilly was a piece of omlette on my monito...
by Spoom
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21440

Re: 1019: "First Post"

This comic is why reading CNN articles, especially in the politics section, is painful; I have to stop myself from reading beyond the end of the article because the comments are crapflooded so quickly and thoroughly, it's ridiculous.
by Spoom
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Cleveland, OH meetup
Replies: 10
Views: 6119

Re: Cleveland, OH meetup

I work in Cleveland so I'd be up for something.
by Spoom
Thu May 26, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia, first link loops
Replies: 57
Views: 34447

Re: Wikipedia, first link loops

Bonus points for anyone who can make this end in the article Recursion, and have the first link in that be a link to itself.
by Spoom
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25783

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

Cooking isn't hard, it's utterly selfish. There are people who make their living from cooking. I don't want to ruin that by cooking myself. Besides, it's disrespectful to farmers, fishermen and other food producers not letting professionals handle the product of their hard work. By that standard, I...
by Spoom
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25783

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

(3) Less tasty - due to lack of ability/aptitude. I've tried to learn before but I prefer precise directions. I could never really get the hang of looking at things to know they're done. Neither could I, which is why I'm very thankful I have an instant-read meat thermometer. It takes the guesswork ...
by Spoom
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25783

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

I just wanted to say that I used to fall into this flowchart but StartCooking saved me. If you want to learn, that site starts from about as basic as it gets (and has a surprisingly huge recipe database). For me, it's worth it. My wife works 12 hour days so I end up doing most of the cooking, and th...
by Spoom
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help out a rural teen drop-in center!
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

Help out a rural teen drop-in center!

Hi folks, My wife (scooter) is the director of the Northwestern Community Youth Center in Albion, PA. It's an afterschool drop-in center for middle and high schoolers; it provides a safe place for them to go after school in a rural area where home or the park would be their only other options, and f...
by Spoom
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Pepsi Refresh Project thread?
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

Pepsi Refresh Project thread?

I PM'd hermaj with this but it looks like they haven't posted in months (at least according to "search for all posts by this user"), so I'll just post my request here: My wife runs a small, rural youth center in Albion, PA. We recently got into the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant "comp...
by Spoom
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31913

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

nico wrote:What's the point of using Tor etc? Can't you just go through a public US proxy with FoxyProxy? (hint: yes it works)

Sure, that works too.
by Spoom
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31913

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

People outside the US: Pandora + Firefox + FoxyProxy with pattern for http://www.pandora.com/* + Tor + StrictExitNodes + all US exit nodes ( harvested from Torstat using CC US and filtered on Fast, Exit, Stable, and Valid) = Pandora accessible anywhere. :) The good part is that they don't do IP geol...
by Spoom
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151597

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

This was a triumph. Also, a Back To The Future chart would be awesome even by itself without a punchline. You could even get a precise scale with that series (zoom in on times with action). Haha, or you could try to do this to Voyager or Enterprise, but I suspect that anyone who attempted either wou...
by Spoom
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding area...
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding area...

Likely I will also be there. C'mon, Pittsburgh peoples!
by Spoom
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0292: "Goto"
Replies: 157
Views: 45207

Re: "Goto" Discussion

So, apparently the goto operator was added to PHP recently (who knows how that came into discussion). They, of course, added documentation on the new operator.

Scroll to the bottom. :D
by Spoom
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Save The World
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Let's Save The World

Sure, but energy efficiency isn't the be-all end-all when you're dealing with a finite resource. True, and I agree with you here, but then you have to think that the energy used to recycle the materials in question comes from sources that may also not be finite. It'd be interesting to see a true an...
by Spoom
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Save The World
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Let's Save The World

Aluminum recycling is energy-efficient but other types may not be. There was a Penn and Teller's Bullshit episode on this. But yes, not to rain on the parade of this thread! I think people should just be nicer to each other. If we had that, a lot of other problems would be solved as a secondary bene...
by Spoom
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0602: "Overstimulated"
Replies: 131
Views: 30520

Re: "Overstimulated" Discussion

I'll echo everyone else: Get out of my head, Randall! I actually sometimes feel this way when I go to certain extended friend groups' parties, which is why for New Years I usually get together with my fiancee and two of our closest friends, eat wings, and play Rock Band, rather than going to the usu...
by Spoom
Fri May 15, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0583: "CNR"
Replies: 131
Views: 43465

Re: "CNR" Discussion

Hilarious. Puns rarely work this well.

Dear haters: Lighten up.
by Spoom
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 26270

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

The race is on. Prizes: Bronze to the first to post their static haiku compliant site Silver to the first to post their reasonably complex dynamic haiku compliant site Gold to the first to put out a haiku-compliant cms Bonus: Write a haiku compliance validator. Win the internet: Write a haiku compl...
by Spoom
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

My guess is that it was one of the mods with unlimited ink. I'm asking Hypah (the DrawBall admin) about it on DrawballFans, but it's likely that logos are unofficially banned. Unless you're DrawballFans. Or VIP. I'm not recreating it, lest I be banned, although if it is the case that they have unspo...
by Spoom
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So there's this xkcd fanfiction...
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: So there's this xkcd fanfiction...

Hat Guy and Girl is awesome. I notice that Randall thinks so too in the comments.
by Spoom
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

The logo now has a ball pit. :) Unfortunately I couldn't get too detailed with the colours close up because it does some sort of JPEG compression after a while that jumbles it up a bit, but I think it still looks pretty decent. Not sure what to put above it... I think for at least one of the vertic...
by Spoom
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

And the letters are filled in, finally (and it's visible from the top zoom level!). I want to do more with this, but I also want it to be a collaborative work. If nobody here wants to help out, I'll probably just leave it as is... which would be kinda sad, since there are a few ideas I have for it (...
by Spoom
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

http://www.drawball.com/4v647xe - xkcd logo on DrawBall One (thank you, Compiz + translucency). Apologies for not making it any larger, I couldn't find any larger blank areas, One is pretty filled as it is. I intend to fill the letters with appropriate stick figures and such (and make it much more c...
by Spoom
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Is ball One the one which you must submit a drawing beforehand because not many people are going to do that just to maintain an xkcd mural. Yeah, but drawing on Two is a crapshoot. It's so well known now and so full of scribblers and people only interested in penii and swastikas that there's no rea...
by Spoom
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Is ball One the one which you must submit a drawing beforehand because not many people are going to do that just to maintain an xkcd mural. Yeah, but drawing on Two is a crapshoot. It's so well known now and so full of scribblers and people only interested in penii and swastikas that there's no rea...
by Spoom
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Do we really have to worry about vandalism on One now that they've limited access? I shall try to find a spot though. By the way, to anyone worried about applying to get in, here's what I recommend: Do a Google Images search for something that you might want to draw. I searched 'sunshine' and based ...
by Spoom
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 56936

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

Hey guys, is there an XKCD spot on the new DrawBall One ? I did this to get in: http://uberm00.net/stuff/African%20Tree%20(cropped).png And I just did this as my first drawing on there: http://www.drawball.com/fz7mmv (the Homestar dealy). It's not great, but I think it's a decent first attempt. Havi...
by Spoom
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 659247

Re: 10000 days of christmas

555 symmetric numbers!
by Spoom
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR JACQUE
Replies: 710
Views: 81822

Re: DEAR JACQUE

THIS IS GOING TO END IN A PICTURE OF JACQUE WEARING THE MAKEUP AND THEN THE WORLD WILL EXPLODE.
by Spoom
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0509: "Induced Current"
Replies: 86
Views: 16894

Re: "Induced Current" Discussion

On this episode of MythBusters:

Adam and Jamie create a black hole! Will it destroy the Earth?

Also, more stupid cube and pyramid myths! Will Adam shoot himself?
by Spoom
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR JACQUE
Replies: 710
Views: 81822

Re: DEAR JACQUE

HI XKCD, BILLY MAYS HERE FOR OXY-CLEAN. DO YOU HAVE A JACQUE THAT NEEDS MAKEUP? USE OXY-CLEAN AND WATCH THAT FACE DISAPPEAR
by Spoom
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR JACQUE
Replies: 710
Views: 81822

Re: DEAR JACQUE

Spoiler:
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SPOILERED IN CASE OF HORRIBLY SMALL SCREEN RESOLUTION
by Spoom
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 54526

Re: "Steal This Comic" Discussion

Avoiding the whole social argument (which I have also done to death), I avoid DRM for strictly practical reasons as well, because it's completely technically unenforceable. To quote Cory Doctorow : In DRM, the attacker is *also the recipient*. It's not Alice and Bob and Carol, it's just Alice and Bo...
by Spoom
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR JACQUE
Replies: 710
Views: 81822

Re: DEAR JACQUE

define('JACQUE', 'WEARING THE MAKEUP');

You must comply. The code says so.
by Spoom
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Whedon's Doctor Horrible
Replies: 333
Views: 39663

Re: Whedon's Doctor Horrible

Oh, mother christ fucking shitcock. This is no longer cool. I watched the first one but this is the first time I've been in front of a computer since then, and I can't watch the last two episodes. This is seriously not fucking cool. Not one bit. I've been sucker punched. It's available on iTunes if...
by Spoom
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33612

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

I think I was the guy in this comic in my previous relationship, with the exception that even in hindsight, she never really told me what the problems in the relationship were other than that she stopped loving me. I would have wanted to fix it though... so maybe I wasn't the guy in this comic. But ...
by Spoom
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....
Replies: 233
Views: 34139

Re: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....

I would: ⋅ Buy a personal jet so I could see my SO more often with less hassle (well... with less travel time, anyway) ⋅ Get pilot training for said personal jet ⋅ Start a web development company with weird and different techniques for management and such (employees wou...
by Spoom
Thu May 22, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 83321

Re: Help Wanted

I know a company in Nova Scotia, Canada that's looking to hire an experienced PHP developer. PM me and I'll pass you along, I work with one of the developers on a fairly regular basis and they seem like a decent group.
by Spoom
Thu May 22, 2008 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: WANTED: Media Player that isn't Le Sucke
Replies: 42
Views: 4430

Re: WANTED: Media Player that isn't Le Sucke

wing wrote:Now, if you want difficulty in finding a good media player, go talk to a Linux user. Jesus tittiefucking christ is it tough.

Audacious. It's Winamp for Linux, srsly.

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