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by Invisiblemoose
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 13984

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

Did Randall forget how to draw?

RIP Terry Pratchett, loved his books.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1128: "Fifty Shades"
Replies: 41
Views: 13123

Re: 1128: "Fifty Shades"

"Famous" is a weird adjective to describe a book.
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 21084

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

For those not from the United States or (maybe) Canada, Michael Jordan is considered the best basketball player of all time, and until recently there was little room for debate (whereas in Baseball or Football or most other sports there's always a debate and rarely a consensus). So the phrase "...
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:18 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 47641

Re: There is one-way glass

Randall is correct that no simple pane of glass with overcoatings can be a one-way mirror, but there are ways to do it. First, there are gadgets in the fiber-optic world which rotate the polarization state twice with an "analyzer" in between whose transmission is polarization-sensitive. L...
by Invisiblemoose
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 95215

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

I think star-nosed moles are adorable. :(
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36740

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

nahtanoj999 wrote:Dear Randall Munroe,
Image
Sincerley,
nahtanoj999

XKCD would be a lot better if Randall had a good editor...
by Invisiblemoose
Mon May 07, 2012 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65856

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

The rhyme only seems to work if you mispronounce "comparable"...
by Invisiblemoose
Wed May 02, 2012 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87971

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I can't believe anybody would force me to learn how to cook -- what a complete waste of time and effort for something that you'd never actually use for 20 years of normal day-to-day living!
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 135139

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Wow, this could be the most un-subtle troll Randall's ever done. Not going to bite.
by Invisiblemoose
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 58362

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Like I said, my heart goes out to Randall and his fiance. They're married now. I'm sorta with Mustaphaさん on this one. If the intent of this comic was to offer new details on his wife's status by linking to a new blog post, it'd make sense. But it doesn't. It links to the same year-old cancer post f...
by Invisiblemoose
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319008

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Image
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 30470

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Because character-driven humor works so well for XKCD.
by Invisiblemoose
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 280927

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Well, while this might work, it also would desensitize you to the uniqueness of every individual, the value of every interaction, the goodness and wholesomeness of the spirit of every woman. It's amusing that some of the most egregiously sexist comments come from the anti-pick-up-artist crowd. Whil...
by Invisiblemoose
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 280927

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Well, while this might work, it also would desensitize you to the uniqueness of every individual, the value of every interaction, the goodness and wholesomeness of the spirit of every woman. It's amusing that some of the most egregiously sexist comments come from the anti-pick-up-artist crowd. Now ...
by Invisiblemoose
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 280927

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

gmalivuk wrote:Protip: If you want people to comprehend what you write, don't be incoherent.

Quick somebody tell Heidegger.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 20120

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

I swear the image quality was fine when it first went up. I'm not crazy.
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"
Replies: 99
Views: 28074

Re: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"

I cannot believe I'm the first person to notice the bad grammar in the alt text. It should read, "The worst resolution to the Valentine Prisoner's Dilemma _IS_ when" etc. I thought for sure xkcd readers were too smart to overlook something this blatant. It's not bad grammar, it's a typo. ...
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 27708

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

Why it took him 13 days to take a photo of his car on fire I have no Idea, and in the 13 days you'd think he would have set up the perfect photo. Well he did ask what's wrong with the picture, not what's wrong in his life that is represented by the items in the photo. Also, why does he even have a ...
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17677

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

Heh, got a laugh out of me, for whatever reason.

Edit: Oh, I agree "no one would believe it" was the wrong phrase. I read right over that.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69980

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

I think what most people are missing is that the products which stand out the most and as such have the most brand awareness is the bland white ones. The irony being that for all the pictures and cleaver names, nothing beats black on white contrast and state-the-obvious naming. It would stick in pe...
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 38608

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

I remember enjoying Star Wars when it first came out. “Wow, look at those neat special effects,” I exclaimed, while repressing my annoyance that a highly sophisticated targeting computer wasn't as good as the hero's feeling that it's time to press the button ... Does Vader really have to strangle y...
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25812

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

SirMustapha wrote:



WATER

Yeah what's the deal with that "water" label floating over in nowhere?
by Invisiblemoose
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58327

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

For those that don't get it , it's referencing some OS. The ball is like the egg timer in windows (well, the 'you clicked something so I'll just let you know I'm loading that by changing the mouse to something else' mouse) though I can't remember which OS it is. Also, I don't know if this is a dig ...
by Invisiblemoose
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 26695

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

hifi wrote:I know people carry laptops (in backpacks, usually), but I'm after the reason for it. I don't know about other people, but I tend to leave my laptop at home whenever I go out.

A laptop is a *mobile* computer. The whole point is to take it with you.
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 26695

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

Mike's fooling around in some well.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65339

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

I once ended up behind the fucking moron who decided to take one on anyway [...] After he managed to get it unstuck and we got off , I said to him, "Gee, if only they had some kind of warning signs somewhere to let you know that was a bad idea. Fucking moron." [...] Having a bit of multip...
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0948 - "AI"
Replies: 137
Views: 32709

Re: 0948 - "AI"

Computers have not mastered chess.
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87468

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Those stickers are super common in suburban metro Atlanta. I'll reckon they have a presence all over the country -- maybe you guys who claim to have never seen one will start noticing them now.

Anyone sure what the alt-text is referring to?
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53593

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Yeah, lack of a forum link really gave me a startle. Anyway, it must be hard to keep trying to make humorous comics with all his pain and worries. :c Maybe he should stop parodying Softer World and start doing them for real.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 28438

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

jozwa wrote:People connecting this comic to some accident came as a complete surprise to me. I don't remember ever even hearing about that AFF 447.

This has to be troll bait.
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24643

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

They're also quite overpriced: Amazon charges $54/yr for their basic "micro" instance with two processor cores and 600 megs of RAM. For about the same price, you can get a budget OpenVZ VPS with one of the many cheap hosting companies out there with the same amount of RAM, access to 4-8 c...
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 71954

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Mine is Missy Crystal. Weird.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 19241

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

I am not a brain.
by Invisiblemoose
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 30584

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

Ha, actually got a kick out of this one.

Was sorta hoping for a Crichton reference in the title text, though.
by Invisiblemoose
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 43221

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Another glaring error (with "misson" still in recent memory), awkward writing even by Randall's standards (especially the angry shouts from the athletes), and clumsy execution...

The comic would have been much better (and more XKCD-like) if there was no text in the last panel...
by Invisiblemoose
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78965

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

If it's not 24fps, it doesn't look like a movie. That's just how it is.

Let me guess, you guys think it's a travesty that lots of studios still shoot movies on film, too?

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