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by Vir4030
Thu May 10, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 20714

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

What's "fam"? Short for "family", but seems to be used something like "dude" or "bro" or "mate"; a nonsexual term of endearment expressing closeness to the recipient. I have the impression that it comes from African American communities but I don't ...
by Vir4030
Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 20714

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

Every time I see "SMH", I read it as "Shut My Hole". SMDH = Shut My Damn Hole, easily. It's a lot more fun to read it that way, IMHO.

I had to look it up anytime I wanted the real meaning for years because I couldn't remember it. I have never actually used it.
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

About voting reforms, when you are already reforming you might as well get rid of electors while you are at it. Unless anyone actually wants them to make decision (in which case they should be campaigning) they are just an unnecessary complication. But I guess amendments are hard to make. The elect...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

We need more and better realistic choices, non-strategic voting, and to get rid of the electoral college. Actually, if the electoral college was updated to use preference lists, this would fit nicely into our system to get instant-runoff voting inside the electoral college. This would give third pa...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

the guy who bragged about sexually assaulting women, ran his business into the ground and had to declare bankruptcy six times, hires illegal immigrants then turns around and calls Mexican people "rapists", thinks we should build a wall even though it's been proven that our increased borde...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

We need more and better realistic choices, non-strategic voting, and to get rid of the electoral college. Actually, if the electoral college was updated to use preference lists, this would fit nicely into our system to get instant-runoff voting inside the electoral college. This would give third pa...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

the guy who bragged about sexually assaulting women, ran his business into the ground and had to declare bankruptcy six times, hires illegal immigrants then turns around and calls Mexican people "rapists", thinks we should build a wall even though it's been proven that our increased borde...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I'm just disappointed that there's no comic today. I don't begrudge Randall having an opinion. It just would have been nice if there was some humor, a meaningful point or something to go along with it. It's just an empty endorsement ad. Actually, perhaps worse. I can't imagine that black hat guy wo...
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92678

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I see Randall also has a troubling lack of integrity.

https://blog.xkcd.com/2008/01/28/obama/
by Vir4030
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8580

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

Perhaps I am missing something, or perhaps I am just stupid. Anyone know what this one is about? It seems the be a sentence fragment, and some suggestions about what the following fragment could be. I don't see how it is amusing or interesting however. "This is taking longer than usual" i...
by Vir4030
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"
Replies: 39
Views: 8580

Re: 1631: "Longer Than Usual"

Had a similar incident happen last night. I decided to purchase three games last night on the PS4 store. One was a small one, so I figured I'd play that first while the others were downloading. When I decided to change titles, neither of the others were done, so I tried to pause one to finish the ot...
by Vir4030
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:50 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chicago Meetup
Replies: 23
Views: 17418

Re: Chicago Meetup

I'm always game for the Half Acre Brew Pub!
by Vir4030
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1579: "Tech Loops"
Replies: 35
Views: 7371

Re: 1579: "Tech Loops"

What's most unsettling about this is that following the flow from just about any point will sink you in "repository," suggesting that the whole network exists for the maintaining of "repository." Yes, please remove that unnecessary repository immediately! Then we can remove the ...
by Vir4030
Tue May 26, 2015 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 49428

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

RAGBRAIvet wrote:"I'm staring at the "doctor" section, and I can't help but feel like I've forgotten someone."

Doctor Brown (from the "Back to the Future" trilogy).


Doc Brown FTW.
by Vir4030
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1482: "#NowPlaying"
Replies: 89
Views: 15624

Re: 1482: "#NowPlaying"

In other news, Musipedia also lets you search by the actual sequence of notes, and it came up with the Friends theme by the Rembrandts; the melody matches the first part of the first line, corresponding to the words "Well no-one told me life was gonna be", although it has to be in A major...
by Vir4030
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:45 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"
Replies: 52
Views: 36378

Re: What-If 0110: "Walking New York"

I think that Randall missed the question a bit. I don't think Asaf was interested in walking around inside apartments. I think he was asking if someone could walk to each address in New York City in their lifetime, including the addresses of apartments which do not have outside-facing doors ("i...
by Vir4030
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 40223

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

*sigh* You are all a bunch of nitpicking fools. It's quite clear that the syllable pattern is only for the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" part of the song. I might have been confused for half a second when I tried to sing the 4th entry to the "Heroes in a half-shell" part, but th...
by Vir4030
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1402: "Harpoons"
Replies: 41
Views: 22037

Re: 1402: "Harpoons"

Harpoon is a brand of Jamaican Rum which contains 73% alcohol by volume. I think Apollo 12 would be the crew most likely to take risks and party. If any crew were going to smuggle some alcohol on board, it would have been them. I think it's likely that Randall simply picked Apollo 12 to make this do...
by Vir4030
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 68588

Re: 0540: "Base System"

Some of the guys at work today were discussing what third base meant in this system, so I had to print this up and share it. It went over quite well with this 50-something crowd who are not very internet-savvy. This is one of the things I have liked about xkcd. Many of the comics have universal appe...
by Vir4030
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22486

Re: 1384: Krypton

it is also completely impractical to build a rocket simply to send a baby to a far-away planet just because you are annoyed. It is also completely unbelievable from a science standpoint. So they see the planet becoming unstable in a telescope, looking at light which is a (distant) number of years o...
by Vir4030
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22486

Re: 1384: Krypton

Wow we got some sensitive people around here. Do yourselves a favor and never go to a Rocky Horror Picture show, or you'll hear lines like these: If I went to a Rocky Horror Picture show, I would expect to hear lines like this. But xkcd is not a Rocky Horror Picture show. I would be able to accept ...
by Vir4030
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22486

Re: 1384: Krypton

akf2000 wrote:It's a shit joke.


This.

I have never thought any of the xkcd comics were in poor taste, until this one. If the joke was funny, or even remotely made any sense, I could excuse it. But it's an absolute shit joke, and Randall should be ashamed of himself.
by Vir4030
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:22 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 23099

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

logo <<<<<<< HEAD Since today's xkcd April 1st project falls on a Tuesday, What If will be delayed until Thursday. ======= <<<<<<< HEAD Since today's April 1st xkcd project falls on a Tuesday, What If will be on Wednesday instead. >>>>>>> 5d25335d613e0e61f01670e441d881a7fe1c5c78 ======= Since today'...
by Vir4030
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 54346

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

I would like to see a similar plot for plants and crop area. Since wheat uses more crop area than anything else, we must stop calling our planet "Earth" and start calling it "Salty Wet Hamburger Sandwich". Corn is second ("Salty Wet Taco"), and number 3 is "Salty ...
by Vir4030
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"
Replies: 33
Views: 7186

Re: 1306: "Buzzfeed Christmas"

Really OP? No link to the comic, *and* you got the number wrong? <deflect>Really XKCD forum regulars? The comic's been up for an hour and no thread?</deflect> <excuse>It was late, I was tired, and it was the first time I had to create a thread for a comic.</excuse> <accept>Sorry, I'll be more caref...
by Vir4030
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"
Replies: 33
Views: 7186

1307: "Buzzfeed Christmas"

Image
Title text: The 6 Weirdest Objects The Buzzfeed Writers Are Throwing Out Their Windows At Us

I feel like I just heard this joke...
by Vir4030
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1192: "Humming"
Replies: 53
Views: 10794

Re: 1192: "Humming"

Re: alt text Websites don't throw a 406 Unacceptable error. These are errors generated by the browser when an unacceptable result is returned from a website. So if randall got this response while humming into an application it's because the application got an unacceptable response back from the webs...
by Vir4030
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 97873

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Country City - Postal Code Street - Number Name Three Dimensional Space - Local Universe Virgo Supercluster - Local Group Milky Way Galaxy - Orion Arm - Sol System Earth - North America - United States Illinois - Chicago - 60618 Lincoln Avenue - North - 4257 Half Acre Beer Company (I don't work her...
by Vir4030
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 97873

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

The digit 0 occurs in position two and five. The digit 1 occurs in position three. The digit 2 occurs in position one, six, and seven. The digit 3 occurs in position four. The digit 7 occurs in position eight. Wow, this is exactly the opposite way I would have explained it. The first four digits ar...
by Vir4030
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 20827

Re: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

trakof wrote:That's a myth, the hit would still only be 12mph.


Not a chance. Two people moving towards each other at 12mph will hit with the same force as if one was moving at 24mph and the other was stationary.
by Vir4030
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 24694

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

Also, most of the comic script really is actual transcripts. You can find them linked to here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_storms_in_the_2005_Atlantic_hurricane_season though you'll have to hunt for the actual quotes since they can get rather long. My question though is, how the hell did Ra...
by Vir4030
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 115408

Re: xkcd at the World Series of Poker

wsopxkcd.jpg
Screenshot of the t-shirt
by Vir4030
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 115408

xkcd at the World Series of Poker

Scott Abrams has been seen at one of the final two tables of the WSOP wearing the "My usual approach is useless here" t-shirt. Am I the only one who caught this?

I know that shirt!
by Vir4030
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0014: "Short Answer Section I"
Replies: 86
Views: 46585

Re: What-if 0014: Short answer section.

Here's the original Superman footage. He flies one direction to set the earth going backwards, then time reverses, then he flies the other direction to return the earth's spin to normal.

So, Randall had it right his entire life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjgsnWtBQm0
by Vir4030
Fri May 11, 2012 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 26335

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

abehrens wrote:Not Dihydrocodeine enol acetate, but Dihydrocodeinone enol acetate.


Pardon my ignorance, but I feel like I'm missing the joke here. Why does this make a difference?

Edit: *FACEPALM*
by Vir4030
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 136132

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

I resent having XML and Dvorak tied together in this manner. I demand a retraction.
by Vir4030
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: ⋘ Rules for 'Individual XKCD Comic Threads' ⋙
Replies: 15
Views: 160124

Re: ⇱ Rules for "Individual XKCD Comic Threads"

You did something to make the extra space above and below the name of this thread on the thread index page for this board. Because of this, when you are viewing this thread, you cannot click on the "Board Index", "The Comic", or "Individual XKCD Comic Threads" links abo...
by Vir4030
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 42468

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

Please fix the subject of this thread. This is comic 853, not 852.
by Vir4030
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 41334

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Laughing my ass off like I haven't in a good long time. Thanks, Randall! Hilarious. The stupidest question I ever heard was asked by a friend of mine driving through Kentucky. He passed the biggest KFC that he has ever seen. He said, "Damn, what's this huge KFC doing way down here in Kentuck......
by Vir4030
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 56574

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

Really cool, but a couple mistakes. They've been pointed out.

I've always been fascinated by tic-tac-toe strategy. Yes, it's been quite obvious to me since well before 2007 that tic-tac-toe will always end in a tie unless someone makes a mistake.

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