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by dskippy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26710

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

Geez you're wittier than me...Penguins... But Shredded wheat only has a frosted sweet side and wheat side...no dark side. Well, compared to the bright, white frosting, the wheat side is dark. It's a relatively dark side. LUKE, I AM YOUR RELATIVE. COME TO THE RELATIVELY DARK SIDE! Free Shakespeare o...
by dskippy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26710

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

But it's worth it...

Things with a dark side:
The Moon
The Force
Penguins
Frosted Shredded Wheat
Linux

Things that are free:
J.P. Lick's Ice Cream on their Anniversary
Toothbrush at the Dentist
Freedom
Shakespeare on the Common
Linux
by dskippy
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31060

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

hey...my lockpicks aren't illegal! Not where I am, by themselves, anyway (you have to have criminal intent too). But I wouldn't take them on an airplane, regardless. Yeah they're not. I had a really funny situation at an airporrt-security line once just like this comic. I forgot that I always carry...
by dskippy
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24107

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

CatProximity wrote:WTF! Skippy and I were just talking about this last night (and not for the first time either)! We were gonna make one! DAMN YOU MUNROE!


Oh man! So sad. It was going to be so cool. Now it's just a lame rip off. This comic makes me sad.

-skippy
by dskippy
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 24039

Re: Trebuchet

No I know what I'm bringing to the next XKCD meet up instead of the trebuchet. I wonder if kilowatt lasers do any better with shoes from the audience.

-skippy
by dskippy
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57977

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

Real programmers find the program then need in consecutive digits of Pi.

-skippy
by dskippy
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34238

Re: "Reset" Discussion

There was a sign just like the one in the alt text at a Burger King near where I grew up. It didn't say "for this sign" but it was a fairly low hanging sign that said "Clearance 11ft". I always wondered why they didn't just take the sign down. Then after a few more trips (actuall...
by dskippy
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:26 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612523

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

I know this sounds like a bad idea, so before you say anything, it wasn't mine. From the evil minds at Flanagan Laboratories: The Trebuchet-Snow-Ball fight and sledding party. Tomorrow (yes short notice) we're going to take the trebuchet, and some sleds to Danehey Park in North Cambridge near Walden...
by dskippy
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 56058

Re: "Python" discussion

Guys, this is serious. I found this on Perl's dresser this morning: #!/usr/bin/env perl use warnings#igns ;die "Goodbye, World!\n"; While I completely support Randall's decision to move to Python (or Scheme) we need to be compassionate here. -mike p.s. Randall, you dog. Python is only 16 y...
by dskippy
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Wiki-traveling
Replies: 20
Views: 3193

Re: Wiki-traveling

A friend of mine and I made a blog that facilitates this game with what we hope will be daily or three-times-a-week post with random wikipedia links. You post answers to the comments. As of this posting the site I found that solves the game is down. Let's hope it stays that way so we can have our fu...
by dskippy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50349

Re: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.

As previously stated, I wasn't there. However, I did, on a recent foray into Cambridge, see the guy with the PVC friend. Just biking along, next to the car. I shouted "XKCD!!!", but I don't think he heard me. I have recently heard people yell stuff and I've had a hard time figuring out wh...
by dskippy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 109479

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

So hysterical. I definitely laughed out loud when I read this. My sister is pregnant. I'm going to see if I can't influence the naming.

-mike
by dskippy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Favorite meet up moments
Replies: 64
Views: 9894

For me, my favorite moment was definitely Randall asking me to fling shoes from the trebuchet. Or just the fact that there were forty people there. That made me feel good. Other than that I think the highlight was probably any time that Okita danced.

-skippy
by dskippy
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203696

I'm so nerdy that I made a trebuchet out of PVC to play baseball.

http://turingcompletewasteoftime.blogsp ... /trebuchet

-skippy
by dskippy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0303: "Compiling"
Replies: 136
Views: 43916

I just hung this up on the wall in development at my work right where we have our sword fights and hockey games. It's just so appropriate.

-mike
by dskippy
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0302: "Names"
Replies: 131
Views: 31021

Re: "Names" discussion

This happened to me a few months ago and I asked her for phone number. I called it "to make sure I'd typed it write" and I got her voice mail telling me her name. It came in handy for the rest of the conversation. Alt-text: I'm always so happy that I successfully nagivated the introduction...
by dskippy
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0293: "RTFM"
Replies: 86
Views: 26159

this comic reminds me of unhelpful assholes in forums IRC channels who call you a noob and link you to documentation without even listening to your question. Oh man I feel your pain. Though interestingly enough, I was able to find a solution to the problem. The issue is that generally anti-social t...
by dskippy
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0292: "Goto"
Replies: 157
Views: 44696

Wow. I didn't know Dijkstra has a velociraptor costume.

-mike
by dskippy
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0276: "Fixed Width"
Replies: 139
Views: 42880

Skippy! Come out again and read these damn threads! these are SO your people! Yes, yes they are. <emily> or is it just sex <rob> definitely just sex ... <rob> depends u fly kites <rob> s'ok if I taped it? <rob> what?! we had sex?! <rob> CURSE YOU MYSIIQUE! -skippy
by dskippy
Fri May 18, 2007 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83303

About how many cubic feet do 1500 balls take up? The room I'm thinking of using is around 10' x 11', and I want to go around 3' deep, and I'm wondering how many I need. Well, my ball pit is a little less than two feet deep I'd say. It's under a queen size bed so the lofted frame that acts as the bo...
by dskippy
Fri May 18, 2007 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83303

bbctol wrote:dskippy, I can't decide whether to love or hate you.


Aw, don't hate me. My ball pit and I live down the street from the a certain famous set of GPS coordinates. I can share the love.
by dskippy
Wed May 16, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0150: "Grownups"
Replies: 147
Views: 83303

I made a ball pit in my room.

So a bunch of people heard about the email I sent to Randall when he mentioned it at his talk two days ago. A few people told me I should post it here. Since there was no "Post pictures of your ball pit" thread I'm posting in the comic thread that gave me the idea. A little background: I g...

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