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by Manial
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What have I done?
Replies: 19
Views: 3213

Re: What have I done?

See, I wouldn't have even bothered to count the number of lines I could write on.
by Manial
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The ax
Replies: 50
Views: 4584

Re: The ax

He had been a big, twitchy guy with veiny skin stretched over swollen biceps, a tattoo of a swastika on his tongue. Teeth filed into razor-sharp fangs- you know the type. I can thankfully say I don't. Anyway, I would say that once there is no longer any part of the original in the item, then it's n...
by Manial
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I just realised something about laundry detergents the other day. Fairly recently (less than a year ago I'd say) all the major brands of laundry detergent switched their products with a "2x concentrated" version and increased the price accordingly. However, the instructions on the back of ...
by Manial
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do the Republicans realize they're evil?
Replies: 83
Views: 7349

Re: Do the Republicans realize they're evil?

King Author wrote:Gun control: Legimate cause for debate, no clear right-side and wrong-side.
What is the argument against gun control, apart from 'we like our guns'?
by Manial
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Whelan wrote:I'm not sure that the word is dad. It may well be 'Debz' or something similar. Which would make more sense, and means the woman with the pud isn't a parent, but could be a sister or room-mate or something.
It's definitely Jess.
by Manial
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Baby Carriage Hit By Train (Survives!)
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: Baby Carriage Hit By Train (Survives!)

GhostWolfe wrote:My God, if the train hadn't been stopping at that station...

*shudder*

/angell
To think that I curse the lack of express trains, and that same lack saved someone :S
by Manial
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has XKCD ever lived in Rochester,NY?
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Has XKCD ever lived in Rochester,NY?

This thread is more than a little creepy.
by Manial
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So, anyone else dislike MS Office 2007?
Replies: 49
Views: 3867

Re: So, anyone else dislike MS Office 2007?

It's better than clippy, though. Weren't there different options for Clippy's appearance? I'd support bringing him back if there you could make him look like Facebone from Metalocalypse. There were a few, but most were equally boring. Except the robot. I spent hours in school clicking that robot to...
by Manial
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pot
Replies: 291
Views: 23437

Re: Pot

Oh damn, I thought this thread was going to be about the Khmer Rouge.
by Manial
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So, anyone else dislike MS Office 2007?
Replies: 49
Views: 3867

Re: So, anyone else dislike MS Office 2007?

I'm still a little irritated by the ribbon, but I'm adjusting. The main problem for me is that I have a tiny laptop and the ribbon is so big that I need to keep it hidden, which means two extra clicks anytime I want to do anything more than change font.
by Manial
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drinking, for the first time
Replies: 110
Views: 10825

Re: Drinking, for the first time

Amarantha wrote:
crzftx wrote:bitch drinks
Seriously?
Well, while I don't agree with the whole "anything-that-doesn't-taste-like-gasoline-isn't-manly" mindset, fruity cocktails, premixers and the like are actually pretty dangerous, in that it's easy to binge.
by Manial
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love styli!
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: I love styli!

Also with finger control you can operate the device with one hand - try that with a stylus.
by Manial
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drinking, for the first time
Replies: 110
Views: 10825

Re: Drinking, for the first time

I would strongly recommend not drinking yourself to the point of vomiting when you haven't got a firm neutral-good association going. Well, I'd recommend not making yourself ill regardless, but the point is that it can be very difficult to reverse the mental link for a long long time. Going on six ...
by Manial
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 24630

Re: Ever had a piece of dialog screw up the moment?

Ever happened to you that you're going through one of the most epic scenes in the entire game and suddently a character says something that totally ruins the whole scene? I was just recently playing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and came across this scene: <WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS> http://www.youtube.c...
by Manial
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are being shagged by a rare parrot
Replies: 24
Views: 3756

Re: You are being shagged by a rare parrot

Genius Not sure how that parrot could confuse that guys neck with a female. Or maybe it was just the Parrot equivalent of Halo humping. The cameraman mentions that the kakapo is staring at the lens of his camera, I think it probably saw the reflection and thought it was a female. (This could explai...
by Manial
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are being shagged by a rare parrot
Replies: 24
Views: 3756

Re: You are being shagged by a rare parrot

axilog14 wrote:Stephen Fry's talking all throughout was just the icing on the cake.
And yet afterwards he manages to suck all the funny out :(
by Manial
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 18938

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

In case you can't see it, the dysentry plot ends at either the beginning or end of the 'E' in 'TIME', and laptop sales actually starts a little below the x axis...

And yes this comic really could've benefited from colours. There's just something so ugly about this graph.
by Manial
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

A line in a dog food ad:
"Look at all those real ingredients"
...
by Manial
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 26232

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

I don't know if this would be synesthesia or just brain cross firing. Whenever I say or hear the word cube I have this sensation that I've just tasted something delicious. It's not a specific taste associated with it just a pleasant sensation. Just writing this down makes it sound even more weird. ...
by Manial
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I get a bit irked when I see people/the media talk about "carbon emissions" when they actually mean carbon dioxide. and methane and other gases that have carbon in them . Carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide Methane Hydrofluorocarbons Chlorofluorocarbons Just to name a few. :P Now I'm confused,...
by Manial
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 410478

Re: Team Fortress 2

Upsilon wrote:I have one hat, and it's for a class I don't use.
I only have the most boring hat of all: the trophy belt :cry:
by Manial
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overrated Games (spoilers)
Replies: 111
Views: 18323

Re: Overrated Games (spoilers)

For an example of a game that takes this to its logical conclusion, see Armor Games' highly rated Upgrade Complete . It's absolutely devoid of any gameplay, to the extent that I'm being generous in calling it a game. I do believe that's the point though, Upgrade Complete is a parody of the grindy t...
by Manial
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reset - In real life
Replies: 30
Views: 2844

Re: Reset - In real life

Spoiler:
Image

Am I right, am I right?
by Manial
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Playing GTA a little differently
Replies: 30
Views: 6577

Re: Playing GTA a little differently

I used to enjoy playing Vice City like real life, keeping within the speed limits, stopping for lights, respecting the law... it's suprisingly difficult.
by Manial
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 17639

Re: "Mature" Games on the Wii

There's also the fact that hardcore gamers generally want the best graphics and the wii is... quite lacking in that department.

Also also, porting a game to or from the wii is difficult, leading to even less developer interest.
by Manial
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing

“Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is no ordinary racing game. Its huge variety of characters and vehicles, plus the ability to play both online and off set it apart from other games of this type”
Err not really...
by Manial
Sat May 09, 2009 10:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 74497

Re: favourite superpower

USSR

Oh, wait...
by Manial
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap gps app on the iPhone
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Cheap gps app on the iPhone

I don't understand, why not use the inbuilt Maps app?
by Manial
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A List of Computing Predictions
Replies: 42
Views: 3396

Re: A List of Computing Predictions

Purchasing goods, paying bills, making appointments, ordering a pizza, even education could all be done over the internet. Funnily enough, I've done all of that over the last week (Bought an HDMI cable, paid some bills by credit card, made an appointment with the Apple store, ordered pizza, and had...
by Manial
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Calvinball 2.0
Replies: 121
Views: 15133

Re: Calvinball 2.0

I make my first post in Forum Games and gain 25 toe-dipping points.
by Manial
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

For instance, the is a mobile mechanic franchise in Oz called Lube Mobile... Oh god... "Firteen Firty Firty-two!" will stay stuck, very painfully, in my brain forever. On the other hand, even though I'll never forget it, I really like (d? I haven't seen it in over a year) : "One-thre...
by Manial
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Value of IANAL in Online Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: The Value of IANAL in Online Discussion

roc314 wrote:IANAL, but
I always giggle inwardly whenever someone starts a post with this.
by Manial
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 23028

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Aah, found my old purple gameboy. ... How the hell do I have 4 Lugias? I recently found my gameboy colour too, complete with Pokemon Gold. So I started playing around with my saved game, breeding, training boxed pokemon and so on, when it hit me. Gold has an internal clock... so my boxed pokemon ha...
by Manial
Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 23028

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Aah, found my old purple gameboy. ... How the hell do I have 4 Lugias? I recently found my gameboy colour too, complete with Pokemon Gold. So I started playing around with my saved game, breeding, training boxed pokemon and so on, when it hit me. Gold has an internal clock... so my boxed pokemon ha...
by Manial
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Garfield parody parody
Replies: 31
Views: 5271

Re: Garfield parody parody

The Hyphenator wrote:I thought this one was quite good. And check out the position of Garfield's hand in the last panel of this one. ((OK, maybe I just have a dirty mind...))


I like these two.
by Manial
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0481: "Listen to Yourself"
Replies: 173
Views: 36849

Re: "Listen to Yourself" Discussion

I saw the audio preview button, and then ran a virus scan twice before I thought to look at this thread. :x

Wow, I can't believe they actually implemented it!
by Manial
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575921

Re: Rant Thread

ACU-LP wrote:And lastly, they seem to be deliberately dropping glass marbles on to the floor at random.

What an odd coincidence, I kept hearing the same sound from my last apartment. :? It's probably something to do with pipes, seeing as the people above me were nice and quiet (or the floors were pretty thick).
by Manial
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203573

Re: Cool games on the interweb

They should either slow down the rate of bowling, or check if there's a ball on screen before bowling again. I keep losing because one ball stops out of reach, then gets bumped by another ball, so I have one ball rolling along the ground and one in the air at the same time. :x But, nevertheless, it'...
by Manial
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760960

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

clicky FACT: if you chop carrots on a board you used for RAW CHICKEN then give the carrot to your baby you are a Bad Mum. Also, the carrot will magically morph into a raw chicken leg in your baby's hand. superb. I found it baffling that they needed to put "Dramatisation" in the corner...
by Manial
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"
Replies: 241
Views: 47098

Re: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"

How is there nobody else in Asia? I can't see anyone from my dot :(

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