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by project2051
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 8194

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

da Doctah wrote:Panel five proves she's a lot younger than I am. Regular mortals weren't allowed to possess punch cards when I was in college.


Then I'm in the younger crowd because when I was in college, I started with punch cards, but then moved on to DecWriters.
by project2051
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 8650

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

But this comic still does not answer the age old question; "Why is one side of the "V" longer than the other?".
by project2051
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 10545

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

This is the second comic I read today making fun of SpaceX boosters exploding on landing. Must be a Saturday theme.
by project2051
Sun May 08, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 20039

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

Well, at least Summer people are not as bad as Fudgies.
by project2051
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 12876

Re: 1669: Planespotting

I've seen this guy on the network news, I think they call him an "aviation expert" or something like that.
by project2051
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 20801

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

LittleBunnyFuFu wrote:wow... Being from Michigan this is surprising. The Mackinac bridge just got a lot longer. And I mean A LOT.


I just came here to say that the long drive up into the U.P. just got a whole lot longer.
by project2051
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 19548

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

I just about caught my 100 year old house on fire with my flashlight the other day. I was trying to see up into a space in the wall from the basement, when the cellulose insulation that was about 4" away from the lens started to smolder and glow. I quickly reached up and knocked it out of the w...
by project2051
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 50919

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I could care less.
But I don't care enough to make the effort to go full not caring.
by project2051
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 51285

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Copper Bezel wrote:I've never heard "para" used for anything but a paralegal or substitute teacher. "Paren" is parenthesis and "graph" is paragraph.


Para is for when you have a set of two like items.
by project2051
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1558: "Vet"
Replies: 18
Views: 5154

Re: 1558: "Vet"

I had to have my Roomba put down, it started doing the circle dance of death.
by project2051
Wed May 06, 2015 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 20610

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

She puts it back because strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart th...
by project2051
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 61081

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

I once had a red car. It was bright red, specifically the red of an '83 Nissan Sentra (and later a '94 Sentra). No matter what the lighting, it was red . Except under those orange parking-lot lights. Then, it was an awful sickmaking brown. Jose I had a teal (heavy on the green) pickup that looked n...
by project2051
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 61081

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Whats weird to me about this is that earlier today I say some articles on this and the dress looked gold/white to me no mater how many times I looked at it. After reading the comic/forum I went back to the articles and now it looks blue/black. Maybe because it was a sunny day with the lights turned ...
by project2051
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should we change the national anthem?
Replies: 115
Views: 37195

Re: Should we change the national anthem?

I say we switch back to "My country 'tis of thee", just to confuse things with the tune.
by project2051
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16569

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Next year they can update the Gettysburg Address to nice even "12 score years ago"
by project2051
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 21333

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

On some older animes computer screens would sometimes have movie cast lists or script exerts on computer screens.
by project2051
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220923

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I'm glad I'm not on a live camera feed while I'm doing my job, is all I can say. That, and Wahayyy! Great job by the ESA in having representative Euro-wear. I love the sweathshirt, jackets with untucked shirts, nice jeans, etc. I say it's not rocket science without white short sleeve shirts, skinny...
by project2051
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1420: "Watches"
Replies: 88
Views: 20712

Re: 1420: "Watches"

I'm a lifelong wristwatch wearer, and feel naked without one. Having said that, using a phone to tell the time has the great advantage that it can be synchronised automatically via the network so it's actually the correct time. My wristwatch kind of does that, it picks up the LF radio time signal t...
by project2051
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 20024

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

Hamsvlekiss wrote:
I find this troubling because I remember the Middle Ages.


I use to be a Doctorate Candidate like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
by project2051
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 20556

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

I write with fountain pens all the time. Classy as hell :) Furthermore, in Belgium, almost anyone can write cursive. Sad evolution in the US... Why is that sad? Cursive serves no practical purpose and is generally speaking more difficult for other people to read, to the point of being impossible fo...
by project2051
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 22441

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

1986: O-ring. Maybe I'm not giving people enough credit, but it doesn't seem like most people would have ever used that word before that gasket on the Challenger failed. (Also, redundant jargon is redundant. I mean, what other shapes of rings are there?) I've never known them to not be called that ...
by project2051
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 25535

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

Hurricane Huron 1996.

Well, living in Michigan (the thumb), it's probably the closest thing we'll get.
by project2051
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 18167

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

Weirdest I've had is if I used the computer after midnight sometimes blood would seep out of the USB ports and the word "Tamrofer " would float across the screen.

Usually after a couple bourbons and a talk with Lloyd at tech support, the problem would go away for awhile.
by project2051
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1304: "Glass Trolling"
Replies: 31
Views: 9075

Re: 1304: "Glass Trolling"

Does any of this voice-activated AI stuff actually work? My Google Android phone won't synchronise the native calendar app to my Google Calendar however much I twiddle with the settings, and I'm supposed to believe I can just talk to this thing and it will work out what I want? You just have to sta...
by project2051
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1304: "Glass Trolling"
Replies: 31
Views: 9075

Re: 1304: "Glass Trolling"

Mehh... I'm waiting for Google contacts.
by project2051
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1303: "Profile Info"
Replies: 29
Views: 8791

Re: 1303: "Profile Info"

I always hate it when they use one of the random names I put in my emails. I should start keeping track so I know who sold my info to what. Then you need this add-on http://www.abine.com/maskme/ . Actually I've not tried it, so I don't' know how it is. But they give you fake email addresses for web...
by project2051
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20673

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

This kind of smugness has a lot to do with newness/availability/numbers. If it's new and not too many have it, then it's "smug" to have one. If it's older and all the "common people" have it, well then it's "smug" to not have one, so now it's "No I don't have a TV,...
by project2051
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"
Replies: 67
Views: 16964

Re: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"

Wumbo wrote:Why does her beard part at her chin? Does that have a name?



Mutton Chops

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by project2051
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"
Replies: 67
Views: 16964

Re: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"

Shouldn't the saying be updated to "Shoot for Mars."?
by project2051
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 11310

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

"Will _____ bring about world peace?" could be yes. Will the Sun's red giant phase bring about world peace? Probably. Since when is the Sun's red giant phase a technology? Besides, we might have left the solar system by then. We really should. oops. For some reason I skipped over the tech...
by project2051
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 11310

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

"Will _____ bring about world peace?" could be yes.

Will the Sun's red giant phase bring about world peace? Probably.
by project2051
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 32094

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

What's wrong with you people don't you know you are suppose to top post Or is that too much of opening another can of worms? Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. (...) I could care less. I find it funny that since you have an opinion on which way is proper, you could literally ...
by project2051
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1283: "Headlines"
Replies: 58
Views: 18832

Re: 1283: "Headlines"

Comcast's home page headlines are this way. Tons of tricks and "advice" lists, and their own made-up headlines for news article links, that when you read the article the headline was misleading at best and sometime the exact opposite of what was stated in the article.
by project2051
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 38722

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

You're all wrong, because in reality there are goats behind all the doors.
by project2051
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 38722

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

Car Goat Duck Result Plyr Mnty Stay WIN! Plyr Mnty Swap lose Plyr Stay Mnty WIN! Plyr Swap Mnty lose Mnty Plyr Stay **** Mnty Plyr Swap **** Stay Plyr Mnty lose Swap Plyr Mnty WIN! Mnty Stay Plyr **** Mnty Swap Plyr **** Stay Mnty Plyr lose Swap Mnty Plyr WIN! **** Monty cannot remove the car. Plyr...
by project2051
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 38722

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

Yeah since I first heard of this problem, I have been wondering why a goat constitutes a loss. Why not an empty room behind a door? Either, though, is preferable to the sisyphean task of trying to explain the Monty hall problem to non-math people who insist that you must be wrong. Let alone explain...
by project2051
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1278: "Giraffes"
Replies: 67
Views: 21590

Re: 1278: "Giraffes"

da Doctah wrote:
YellowYeti wrote:Ooh, a giraffe with a sauropod tail and an elephants trunk? I like your thinking! Can we give it eagles wings at the same time?
And cupholders!


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by project2051
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 26730

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

What's bad is when your girlfriend comes home and tells you she got a brazilian.
by project2051
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 26730

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

cellocgw wrote:
Hey -- what's the difference between a British Soccer Field, a USA Soccer Field, and for that matter a Brazilian Soccer Field? :twisted:


The way the grass is cut.
by project2051
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 40503

Re: 1274: Open Letter

As a Freemason of 25 years standing (Past Master (Blue Lodge), Past High Priest (Chapter), 32nd Degree (Scottish Rite)), I found this strip a hoot. So do most Masons (I guess was have a better sense of humor that the Scientologists). Today, on the Masonic forums, this strip is being passed around a...

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