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by DSDM
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104720
Views: 29391497

Re: 1190: "Time"

...Unless it's a multi-part comic. We'll see Wednesday.
by DSDM
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104720
Views: 29391497

Re: 1190: "Time"

Right-clicked, viewed source, the comic was "time.png" not a Flash file, no javascript wrapped around it, so unless there's some PHP that's going to update this image (at the time of this post, a girl and a guy sitting on a black gnoll with blank white sky) I'm guessing he's trying to be d...
by DSDM
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1164: "Home Alone"
Replies: 34
Views: 7451

Re: 1164: "Home Alone"

I was kinda "meh" until I read the alt text. Then I lol'd. :-)
by DSDM
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 35076

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

I use "a couple" to refer to two. "A few" is three or an indeterminate number more. As for the number of spaces after a period, typographers insist that one space is correct. The two-space thing only came about because manual typewriters used a monospace typesetting, and putting ...
by DSDM
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 26678

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

You forgot "Wait Wait Don't Eat Me" in case he's eaten by wolves.

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by DSDM
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 29564

Re: 891: Movie Ages

You know what, Randall? Eat a dick. I'm a Toys 'R Us kid.
by DSDM
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 30552

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

What, are the caps like the textual equivalent of Autotune?
by DSDM
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 146906

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Really, the similarity between militant atheists and fundamentalist Christians are the same similarity that exists between the extremes of any group or debate: ultra-liberal VS wingnut conservative militant vegan VS MEAT!MEAT!MEAT! staunchly pro-gun VS vehemently anti-gun rabid Star Trek fan VS rabi...
by DSDM
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 171
Views: 30466

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

And you know, you really don't have to say "www" anymore. And "http colon" is just uncalled for.
by DSDM
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Re: Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)

It looks like a jock's attempt at insulting XKCD. Obviously someone doesn't "get" XKCD's humor, doesn't understand the nature of XKCD's influence on the tech and science communities, and they're attempting to insult XKCD because it's a gathering they're not invited to and that damages the...
by DSDM
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Re: Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)

The Reaper wrote:
DSDM wrote:Saw this on SomethingAwful.com. Made me laugh.
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/lnmc-xkcd-parody.php

Its not very funny, cept the shirt. The shirt is neat. I'd buy that.


I thought the Joss Whedon one was funny. XKCD is kinda like that sometimes.
by DSDM
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Loser Nerd Math Comics (LNMC)

Saw this on SomethingAwful.com. Made me laugh.
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/lnmc-xkcd-parody.php
by DSDM
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 16693

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

Edit: I count shots in movies for the record. The thirty-six shot handgun clip never fails to annoy me. People who confuse the term "clip" for when they meant to say "magazine" annoys me. Well, no, actually I don't give a shit :D. But I know a few gun owners who get pissed about...
by DSDM
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0692: "Dirty Harry"
Replies: 93
Views: 16693

Re: "Dirty Harry" Discussion

Out of interest, does anyone know whether they're meant to be firing bullets or beams in Firefly? That always bothered me. They fire metal slugs. See Vera in "Our Mrs. Reynolds", or any gunfight scene when you hear bullets hit metal. They just probably use a different propellant other tha...
by DSDM
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 41443

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

The search for the G-Spot involves an epic hunt, indeed.
by DSDM
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0670: "Spinal Tap Amps"
Replies: 110
Views: 25038

Re: "Spinal Tap Amps" Discussion

"...and I'll even sell you a pair of Monster cables for 20% off."

Seriously, there are few things as delusional, gullible, or stupid as an audiophile.
by DSDM
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 181
Views: 39751

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Giving tech support to a computer illiterate relative is like feeding a stray dog. You can never get rid of them after that. Not even by driving them out to the country, pushing them out of the car and yelling "Go! You're free now!"
by DSDM
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 47196

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Oh yeah, Newton? Well yo' mama so fat, her circumference is 3πr!
by DSDM
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 26831

Re: "Collections" Discussion

Can anyone recommend their favourites? The Fifth Elephant is about the demarcation in my mind where every book thereafter is solid gold. Personal favorites are Thief of Time , Night Watch , Thud , and Small Gods . Small Gods and Thief of Time are, for the most part, stand alone books, but Night Wat...
by DSDM
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 26831

Re: "Collections" Discussion

My favorite Discworld books have always been the City Watch stories. Vimes is an awesome character. Really all the different series revolving around a specific cast are good. I'm on my third read-through, and while I never particularly look forward to the witch books, I always find them enjoyable. I...
by DSDM
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 26831

Re: "Collections" Discussion

In response to the title text, if you factor in Pratchett's theory of L-Space, you probably wouldn't need a whole lot. It would depend on the size of your book collection as is, but if you had a healthy (or not-so healthy) amount of fantasy novels, some Dave Barry, maybe a couple of Mark Twain book...
by DSDM
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0625: "Collections"
Replies: 137
Views: 26831

Re: "Collections" Discussion

I just picked up The Light Fantastic from the local library a few days ago since I couldn't find The Colour of Magic . I'm new to the series, so I'm probably missing a lot, but hopefully not too much. :oops: No, you should wait for The Color of Magic, since The Light Fantastic pretty much picks up ...
by DSDM
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 35234

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

Ah yes. The only real way to play Oregon Trail. Fuck food. Fuck wagon wheels. Fuck axles. Fuck wagon tongues. Fuck spare oxen (metaphorically speaking.) Nothing but ammo, and hunting every day. That way you could have fun while playing an educational game in class, and the teacher wouldn't make you ...
by DSDM
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 35234

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

lulzfish wrote:If anybody can hear this transmission through the endless noise of nostalgia,
I SERIOUSLY DON'T GET THE ALT-TEXT.

Seriously.
Is Oregon Trail supposed to be about escaping Oregon? Was that the joke?
I don't get it.


Get off my lawn, you young whipper-snappper.
by DSDM
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 28662

Re: "Wings" Discussion

Good thing he didn't try running a labyrinth. His Greek mythology friends would need to make a Minotaur to make it authentic, and bestiality is illegal. At least in most states, I think.
by DSDM
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 27258

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

*smiles and nods, waits for Friday's comic*
by DSDM
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 510
Views: 63877

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

noname wrote:

Alt-text: Hey, what are the odds -- five Ayn Rand fans on the same train! Must be going to a convention.



Not as good as the odds of five pretentious assholes being on the same train.
by DSDM
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 93
Views: 19838

Re: "Form" discussion

How much you want to bet that the guys with guns are the same ones that enforce the mattress tag warning labels. Just remember that there are always multiple cameras pointed at your bed whenever you sleep. How did you know about my camer-- uh, ahem. Actually, the mattress labels are handled by a di...
by DSDM
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 21167

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

But on the plus side, that's four dozen blowjobs she'll never have to give again.
by DSDM
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

But I suck at chess too... :cry: Also: There is no "iddqd" for love. And up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start is still illegal in at least 23 states. There's your problem, you need a "Select" in there for the two player mode. Sounds like you are just playing...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Soft-n-Swift wrote:"The Game of Love"
"All is fair in love and war"

Question: If all is fair in love and war, then cheating is okay, Correct?

Yes, but by the same token, anything that happens in retaliation to your cheating is also okay.
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Dlaten wrote:Just out of curiosity, who here is as old as Wargames?

Fun fact: Randall isn't!!


Born in '81
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

They ran the simulation through the Friend/Amour Planned Response (F.A.P.R.) computer, testing every possible romantic interaction from "fuck buddies" to "devoted monogamy" and that was the only solution it could come up with.
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Another favorite is where all images that are displayed as part of a search result appear from the top to the bottom gradually, that is, in a visibly discernible manner, as opposed to almost instantaneously as they would at a normal refresh rate and connection speed. Apparently most law enforcement ...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

My personal favorite is the HUGE PROGRESS BAR trope for when they need to show something being downloaded or decrypted. A close second is taking a blurry picture and declaring "ENHANCE!" Ah yes, I forgot the magical movie image enhancer that can take a low-res image from a cheap security ...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Almost as nauseating as the "It's Unix, I know this!" scene from Jurassic Park. ::facepalm:: I get really happy when people pick a lock on tv or in a movie properly. I don't get upset when they do it wrong. Movies are movies. It's ok. Relax. It bugs me because I work tech support, and mov...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Speaking of Hollywood, my biggest movie peeve EVER has to be this: How they make every single thing a computer program does make noise. Like text appearing on screen: It makes a little beeeebeebeebeeep noise, like the computer version of a dot matrix printer. Same thing happens when the have a grap...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

First, I have been a big xkcd fan for some time now. Second, I registered to post on this comic because I thought it was horribly uninspired. To make an analogy, it was like Family Guy's dependence on culture references with no humor of its own. All of the wit is credited to War Games, and the comm...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

Speaking of Hollywood, my biggest movie peeve EVER has to be this: How they make every single thing a computer program does make noise. Like text appearing on screen: It makes a little beeeebeebeebeeep noise, like the computer version of a dot matrix printer. Same thing happens when the have a graph...
by DSDM
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 22134

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

New term for the Baby Boom: Love Proliferation. Where during the early days of the cold war, America was in a constant race to fill the "Love Gap." Obviously, things haven't changed much.

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