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by _sandswipe_
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 59789

Re: "Lego" Discussion

Anti-anti-christian person: Where did Randall refer to the pattern of a person? He specified that a lego house's pattern is gone, not where a person's pattern goes. I know, different things are implied to different people, but a message against people who think they need to keep their body in one pi...
by _sandswipe_
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0445: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs"
Replies: 132
Views: 41689

Re: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs" discussion

I love all these alternate orders. I just read it wraparound style (15-12-5-2), and it took me a while to figure it out.
by _sandswipe_
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could anyone suggest good scientific literature?
Replies: 18
Views: 2533

Re: Could anyone suggest good scientific literature?

It's getting just slightly outdated, but I've found the Asimov books on science-nonfiction to be very good introductions to any field. He's mostly famous for his Robots Foundation sci-fi, but he wrote something like a hundred and fifty nonfiction books, mostly collections of his essays for various m...
by _sandswipe_
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0441: "Babies"
Replies: 111
Views: 21455

Re: "Babies" discussion

I thought of the cellar incest thing immediately, and I thought that was the joke. Am I a horrible person?
by _sandswipe_
Fri May 02, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 30940

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

Reminds me of the band therapy episode of Metalocalypse, where the crazed therapist gives the band members stickers for making breakthroughs. Dr Twinkletits: You can't fire me! Where are you going to get your banana stickers?!! Nathan kicks open a chest full of banana stickers Nathan: Yeah it turns ...
by _sandswipe_
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Scientific writing style
Replies: 49
Views: 7427

Re: Scientific writing style

As a highschooler, I can say from recent experience that the grammatical educational methods of the good ol' USA are pretty embarrassing. In middle school, and again during freshmen year, I was taught the bare essentials. Nouns, verbs, adjectives. Nothing about cases, nearly nothing about tenses. I'...
by _sandswipe_
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38947

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

I found a site with all the quotes from GlaDOS (I'm not sure how I'm supposed to capitalize the name . . . ) for those who haven't played portal. Massive spoilers ahead: http://soundboard.com/sb/gameboysp13.aspx Remember when the platform was sliding into the firepit and I said "Goodbye," ...
by _sandswipe_
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0359: "Rock Band"
Replies: 149
Views: 24804

Re: Rock Band

In response to the posts about a classic instrument/conductor hero: I think Nintendo is working on it, though not very quickly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Music Still makes me want Jazz Hero, or better yet Jazz Band. Trombone and giant acoustic bass controllers FTW. I don't know if it's just l...
by _sandswipe_
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0354: "Startling"
Replies: 159
Views: 25657

Re: "Startling" discussion

Well, obviously just not dying would be pretty sweet, but what do you do if you've been consistently not dying for four hundred years and then some guy who's driving his flying car drunk takes out your house? You get a clone and download the backup into the clone, making it basically you. (Obviously...
by _sandswipe_
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0354: "Startling"
Replies: 159
Views: 25657

Re: "Startling" discussion

I'm 17 18, and don't really have this problem. Yet, at least. Wait. Damn. Anyway, I've always said the future began in 2004- the most popular videogame console is a lovable two screened monstrosity aimed at grandparents and girls, Wickedlasers . Cellphones can play actual videogames, and privately o...
by _sandswipe_
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 98631

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

My own general policy to to completely not give a damn about the gender of anyone currently wearing pants and refer to everyone with the semi-androgenous 'dude.' There are so, so many great reasons to hate people, having a vagina or a low enough self esteem to pretend one are not on the list. Demand...
by _sandswipe_
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0297: "Lisp Cycles"
Replies: 86
Views: 26108

Beautiful. I keep hearing all these great things about Lisp, but not being a programmer or an expert of any sort of maths I can't understand what anyone's talking about. The fact that it's managed to stay at least semi-relevant over every single generation of programming since the dawn of the art fo...
by _sandswipe_
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 48866

The filter seems to replace the christian messiah with optimus, which is nonsense, because as a christian I know for a FACT that optimus would be the Father in the trinity. Superman is the son, because there's no character development and both are sent by another power for salvation (be it his or ou...
by _sandswipe_
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 48866

Whenever I lose at videogames, I usually just shrug at most. But one time, I was playing guitar hero two and I had played up to freebird on Hard. I failed the song at ninety percent. NINETY FUCKING PERCENT! And it's a ten minute song! The next thing I remember is a few seconds later, brandishing the...
by _sandswipe_
Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55110

I love numbers, but I can't do a bloody thing with them. I wouldn't even recognize prime numbers being tapped. At my highschool I play lead trombone in the jazz band and am the head of the (quite well attended) Gamers and Anime club, AND took physics a year before most people, yet still I somehow am...
by _sandswipe_
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0287: "NP-Complete"
Replies: 191
Views: 37816

Looking at the wikipedia page for the knapsack problem, I am astounded that they don't mention how everyone who has ever played a western RPG has been thwarted by it in the guise of 'over encumbrance.' I cannot count how many times I was moving through a dungeon in oblivion two pounds under the limi...
by _sandswipe_
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0285: "Wikipedian Protester"
Replies: 116
Views: 40720

I'm halfway through reading 1984 right now, and while it's a great book for scaring people away from facism and spying and such, I've got to agree that huxley had a better grasp on western society. Neither one really seems to be quite as on the mark as another book written in 2003, Down and Out in t...
by _sandswipe_
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337560

What is up geekland, my name is John. I'm just another random highschooler reading and playing videogames in his free time, but I shall try to limit my posts to intelligent ones. I've been lurking since around last september and reading the comic even longer, so I'm not exactly new, but as this is m...

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