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by SomeRandomPyro
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24802

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

Okay, for some reason my quote buttons aren't working, and I'm a lazy sob, so here goes: In many years of taking pictures at sunset I've seen the green flash once. The name is misleading though, it wasn't green like you imagine but a weird greenish yellow. And it wasn't a flash either, lasting proba...
by SomeRandomPyro
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 51632

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

I can see that mocking contra-evidence beliefs might piss off the people who have them, which might tend to make them cling to them more fervently, but other than that I can't for the life of me think of anything that might be the least bit problematic with the practice. Perhaps the fact that the m...
by SomeRandomPyro
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 23341

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

Okay, so it's only related tangentially, but here's the story: I don't watch sports. My introduction to vuvuzelas was a friend's facebook status. He was complaining about how it was annoying and only made one note, so my natural reaction was "Kazoos are an important part of South African herita...
by SomeRandomPyro
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0755: "Interdisciplinary"
Replies: 102
Views: 18876

Re: "Interdisciplinary" discussion (#755)

And it's sad because the only thing I keep thinking is "Why is he running? Why not just duck?" But that would take out all the fun, I guess. He's been studying Greek Philosophy, is my guess, and hasn't resolved Zeno's paradoxes. He believes that if he continues to move away from the pendu...
by SomeRandomPyro
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27340

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Forget "Pilot" as a seat choice. How about "Not next to the obese guy"? Much more useful. Someone has to sit next to the obese guy. Someone also has to sit next to the smelly guy. It's an unfortunate soul who has to do so when the obese guy and the smelly guy happen to be the sa...
by SomeRandomPyro
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27340

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

squareroot wrote:
axilog14 wrote:Shortest alt-text ever?


By no means. I distinctively remember one where the alt-text was just "...". I think it involved the Black Hat Guy.


Actually, there's one even shorter. In 25, the title text was ":(".
by SomeRandomPyro
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 34155

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

It's particularly stupid to see this comic coming from xkcd, a webcomic that treats computing and technology like a religion. It looks forced and insincere coming from Randall. This is the same general culture that turned out "Zombie Jesus Day" (which, incidentally, starts in 2 1/2 hours ...
by SomeRandomPyro
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 39278

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

"Sad Bunny in Snow"
http://bunny.frozenreality.co.uk/40.html

Apologies to anyone who's already posted this. I'm too lazy to check.
by SomeRandomPyro
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0717: "Furtive"
Replies: 108
Views: 30461

Re: "Furtive" Discussion

I'm guessing this comic seemed like a good idea when he was really, really drunk. Hm. You know, it's even weirder that the speech bubble is actually drawn. I don't seem to recall (m)?any recent comics in which that is done. :/ If you'll notice, the text is a lot smaller than the bubble. I'm pretty ...
by SomeRandomPyro
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52609

Re: Numbers

I'm still wondering if there are actually 945 000 smart people or 945 000 idiots over the internet. Or 945 000 broken IQ tests. Or just that if you're going to write "My IQ is..." on the internet, then there is probably a reason - if I thought I had an IQ of 102 then I would not be inclin...
by SomeRandomPyro
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stay of Execution
Replies: 55
Views: 24170

Re: Stay of Execution

If I say "I have blue eyes, but SomeRandomPyro doesn't know what color my eyes are" it is a perfectly clear, non-self-referential true statement, but you are unable to believe me. Ah, well, I wouldn't know about that. My eyes are grue, on an individual basis, with t varying wildly between...
by SomeRandomPyro
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stay of Execution
Replies: 55
Views: 24170

Re: Stay of Execution

It seems to me (apologies to anyone who's said something to this effect, but I only browsed responses) that it's a classic "This statement is false" scenario. 1:I will choose a day you're not expecting. 2:By proving that no day is a viable choice, you expect no days. 3:Therefore, I can cho...
by SomeRandomPyro
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 26489

Re: "Trimester" discussion

Several months later:
http://www.xkcd.com/431/

Registered to post this, 'n' all that jazz.

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