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by davean
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

theneutralnewt wrote:18/M/IL (College in NE, Comp Sci)
Is it a comfortable seat?


I don't know about Kanoga, but I spent a decent bit on mine.
by davean
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: See? SEE?
Replies: 54
Views: 19595

Jesster wrote:Image
Four full folders

Image
Dinosaur Fact-File


Jesster, you are a danger to humanity with all that information.
by davean
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Penny Arcade comic?
Replies: 8
Views: 6668

Re: Penny Arcade comic?

About this comic: http://xkcd.com/c50.html I'm sort of confused; does it refer to some specific Penny Arcade strip, or something that was on the page at the time, or to Penny Arcade's penchant for sometimes making obscure references? Searching the forums didn't turn anything up, which probably mean...
by davean
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83893

Dooreatoe wrote:Thanks! Once I read that one, I immediately thought, "I must destroy the artistry of this comic by changing it to an 80x80 .gif".


Because, 100x100 wouldn't have ruined the art as much, clearly.
by davean
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0142: "Parody Week: Megatokyo"
Replies: 21
Views: 15571

Ephphatha wrote:Please tell me I'm not going to get lynched for bumping this thread...


Lynched yes, for this no. Actually, for no reason at all other then that lynchings bring the community together and are fun. Thanks for volunteering by suggesting it.
by davean
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83893

Re: Ball Calculator

Policy? The license is fairly liberal, its a fairly standard non-commercial use. As for preference, dirrectly linking to the xkcd.com hosted ones is great, we'll pay the bandwidth bill and we get to know that people are seeing it! Links back are allways appreciated. Fair enough; changed the source ...
by davean
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83893

Re: Ball Calculator

thanks go to davean for bullying me into making the UI less obnoxious. :P Being crotchity and right are the things I'm good for! I wasn't sure what policy is on linking to vs. saving comics; I opted to save a copy locally and make it a link back to the original. Policy? The license is fairly libera...
by davean
Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: See? SEE?
Replies: 54
Views: 19595

Sorry, um, that doesn't change the fact that raptors are rather scarce these days. Still, I admit it doesn't hurt to be safe! Scarce? Scarce? You think that just because you haven't seen one recently, they don't exist anymore? Come on! Why haven't you seen them? Because they are hiding! Oh god I di...
by davean
Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: this is what i expected to see on the comic some time ago
Replies: 6
Views: 4450

kira wrote:Only half of those snakes are likely to be functional snakes. Har. Har.


Fear the parametric snakes!
by davean
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0151: "Mario"
Replies: 20
Views: 11634

RealGrouchy wrote:
posiduck wrote:There are four lights.


I see five, damnit!

- RG>


xkcd: I guess its time I stop hitting him?
by davean
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

Actually, as an avid palaeontologist I would like to point out that T-Rex can see you if you don't move. It was a poor theory as T-Rex was most likely a scavenger so his prey would be dead and therefore not moving. Dude, I also have a raptor scar from when I was younger. It has got smaller over the...
by davean
Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

I'm sorry, its a real pity you have to deal with little kids dirrectly, The "Elmo's World" reference probably misrepresented their ages. These are 12 and 13 year old middle schoolers. Yes, a pity. (My work centers around inteligent tutoring systems for children in middle and high school.)
by davean
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

One of these people is not like the others, one of these people ... I sang that to my students and out of 40 kids, only TWO claimed to recognize it. These are the same kids who walked around for almost a whole day singing the "Elmo's World" song. I'm sorry, its a real pity you have to dea...
by davean
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0149: "Sandwich"
Replies: 74
Views: 67148

posiduck wrote:
Sitnaltax wrote:For the uninitiated: "sudo" is the Unix-style command for "execute this command as the superuser."


For the even less initiated:

It's like saying "do this as though the administrator account says to"


For the even less initiated: It works BITCHEZ;

COMPLY.
by davean
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: vote-a-date
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

Cowie wrote:
automatic cron job?

whut.



Go find a deep, dark hole full of wriggling *nixy things, curl up in it and die, thank you. :)
by davean
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

auntiesue wrote:I'm a dog groomer.


One of these people is not like the others, one of these people ...
by davean
Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: vote-a-date
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

RealGrouchy wrote:
davean wrote:He has a problem here, if he visits at night I'm not likely to be asleep :-)


Unless he turns your clock upside-down, too.

- RG>


My instrimentation is rotation independant.
by davean
Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: vote-a-date
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

hopefully randy didn't take the link to this page down on purpose to create some kind of suspense or something, and I'm not a total douche for linking to it http://xkcd.com/date/top.html edit: number 8 is Try and visit as many people as you can in one night, and turn as many things inside their apa...
by davean
Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading the little tags
Replies: 9
Views: 5324

Shoofle wrote:Which browser do you use, davean? Do all the browsers you use support long rollover tags?


My telnet works fine thank you.
by davean
Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

you lost me Either you haven't kept good track of your company's games, or davean's sleuthing is wildly off the mark. Either way, he's confused someone, so he's probably happy :) Oh, I am. And he has an IP from Vicarious Visions and I decided to see WTF that was; then right there on the front page ...
by davean
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading the little tags
Replies: 9
Views: 5324

I lack simpathy for your broken browsers. They have known of these issues for years. Clearly the users aren't that important to them.
by davean
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

you lost me Either you haven't kept good track of your company's games, or davean's sleuthing is wildly off the mark. Either way, he's confused someone, so he's probably happy :) Oh, I am. And he has an IP from Vicarious Visions and I decided to see WTF that was; then right there on the front page ...
by davean
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44805

Shoofle wrote:I think the effect is mostly just coming off as a jerk.


That is a worthy endever also.
by davean
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696955

justinhj wrote:34m USA

senior video game developer at a certain major publisher

erm

I have a wife, a kid and a dog


Wait, wait, they made Madagascar into a game?

/me shakes his head.
by davean
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
Replies: 131
Views: 44805

There's also the classic of responding to an "A or B" question with "yes" or "no", though it was intended as "Which one of A and B?". These work best with programmers, mathematicians (particularly logicians), and some linguists, since they'll understand that ...
by davean
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0145: "Parody Week: Dinosaur Comics"
Replies: 16
Views: 10845

Now the big question is, if you're asked to do a guest week comic for one of these comics, will you be able to just recycle your parody comic? This would be both witty and economical! But at least two of them linked the comic on their front pages, and with the exception of maybe megatokyo I share a...
by davean
Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

It took me a while to remember xkcd, and had to ask people to remind me of 'that comic i like'. now i just remember it. I suppose if i were having difficulty now, the xcd part is a little triangle on the keyboard and the k i'd just remember. Thats sort of what my solution was, to quote, "Hey, ...
by davean
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

No, and I believe that was 3 character. Can't you let me win just this once? I never win. :'( You were, btw, right: clicky ! About 80% have been taken. Damn lazy domain hoggers. You are allowed to win in June, on the 21st of 2019 for any 5 minutes of your choosing, predicated by the fact that for t...
by davean
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26844

Me: "Hey, where did all the leaves go?!?" Everyone else: "The turned pretty colros and fell of yesterday, but good job on that program we needed instantly, we might get around to using it next month!" Hey! What are you doing relaxing on the forums? Get back into your cupboard an...
by davean
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26844

I do like to walk in the fall, though. I seriously fail to comprehend how people can find locales where the leaves don't turn spectacular colors in autumn at all inhabitable. Plus the weather is nicer, and if I'm home, I can pick some apples or something for the walk. See, some years I just don't b...
by davean
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

No, and I believe that was 3 character. Can't you let me win just this once? I never win. :'( You were, btw, right: clicky ! About 80% have been taken. Damn lazy domain hoggers. You are allowed to win in June, on the 21st of 2019 for any 5 minutes of your choosing, predicated by the fact that for t...
by davean
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

Torn Apart By Dingos wrote:I remember reading that all the 4-character internet domain names have been registered. So I'm going to with that xkcd's a random 4 character string that happened to be available some time ago, and didn't have any real meaning before that.

Do I win?


No, and I believe that was 3 character.
by davean
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0139: "I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards"
Replies: 62
Views: 26844

Oh, I wasn't saying it was dull for everyone. I was saying it's dull for me. And to clarify, I love just walking, especially with someone. It's walking the same path repeatedly, as a commute, that starts to really bother me and make my mind itch. That's understandable. Usually, in that case, I will...
by davean
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0135: "Substitute"
Replies: 84
Views: 68091

DaveFP wrote:That's not a sandal, it's a Image!


Of course, we all wear NAND latchs on our feet ...
by davean
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0143: "Parody Week: TFD and Natalie Dee"
Replies: 17
Views: 11309

Oh bloody hell... did not realise these forums allow you to post as a guest, and forgot I wasn't signed in ... the above guest was me. ^_^ You're not the first. Maybe that setting should be changed? Its there to encurage people to be involved. Given its good intentions, your citicism will be ignore...
by davean
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0142: "Parody Week: Megatokyo"
Replies: 21
Views: 15571

zombiereagan wrote:poor fred.

Ever since the laughter died he can't get a break. XD

You gotta give to the guy he tries even if he is out of his element.


No I don't, he seems to have kicked out the one person who made megatokyo good, thats his own fault. :-P
by davean
Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0140: "Delicious"
Replies: 53
Views: 24011

Jesster wrote:(Nor are we a township, we are, in actual fact, a country).


I prefer to think of places like the UK as sovrien states. It makes everything simpler, all of a sudden the world makes sense.
by davean
Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0140: "Delicious"
Replies: 53
Views: 24011

ulnevets wrote:you could always jam two hot dogs in one bun for more flavor


No, double up on the quality part, no reason to be cheap. Jam two buns around the hot dog. Better yet, just buy buns.
by davean
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How should I remember the string xkcd
Replies: 44
Views: 20772

I just drag xkcd around with me everywhere to remember it for me. I figure if he forgets his own name, well, he wouldn't respond to it anyway then.
by davean
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News
Topic: I'm going on a date chosen by the Best Thing system
Replies: 24
Views: 67987

Jesster wrote:That is why I voting frantically, The skin is actually wearing off my fingers from the power of my voting.


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