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by marsman57
Thu May 14, 2015 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 108513

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

xkcd a few months ago. I decided I was just plain bored with the recycled jokes. Randall runs a good idea occasionally, but in between, meh.
by marsman57
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1459: "Documents"
Replies: 52
Views: 13971

Re: 1459: "Documents"

I name files with my random thoughts "stuff[Mdyy].txt" where you replace [Mdyy] with the date in that format. Ex. stuff121214.txt I realized a while back that this could be a bit confusing for some dates (1/21 versus 12/1), but shrugged and figured the timestamp on the file would save me i...
by marsman57
Wed May 07, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 21595

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

da Doctah wrote:
marsman57 wrote:Guys, math is a fake construct to describe stuff. Y'all don't need to get all serious about it.
You've got that exactly backwards. Math is all there really is. The physical world is a fake construct used to illustrate the math to the slow people.


Haha, love it!
by marsman57
Tue May 06, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 21595

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

Guys, math is a fake construct to describe stuff. Y'all don't need to get all serious about it.
by marsman57
Tue May 06, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 21595

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

My college roommate got deep into some complicated math theory that was a bit beyond my grasp as I was only a computer science major and did not take some of the advanced math classes he did as his double major. He had a tendency to "go long" in explaining things sometimes if left to his o...
by marsman57
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"
Replies: 89
Views: 62565

Re: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"

I am a member of the board "Life, the Universe, and Everything" on GameFAQs. It was at one time the premier board of the site, but had a tendency toward the dramatic for the admin because the users had a proto-4chan /b/ mindset in a world of heavy moderation. The Final Solution was to lock...
by marsman57
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 32988

Re: Grapevine grapevine.

Eternal Density wrote:I occasionally find myself in an alternate universe in which my family remember having an entirely different conversation to the one I remember having.


Are you married? If not, at least you're getting a good preparation for it.
by marsman57
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1267: "Mess"
Replies: 110
Views: 21075

Re: 1267: "Mess"

Nobody cleans a house faster.jpg Truth. Closest runner up for me would be "anytime I had a big paper/project due". Procrastination FTW. Though one time I had an informal job interview in my dorm room in about 15-30 minutes from when I found out about it. You would not imagine how quickly ...
by marsman57
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1267: "Mess"
Replies: 110
Views: 21075

Re: 1267: "Mess"

Pigstyle I say. If there were some karma, "like", +1, or other meaningless internet "kudos" I could give you for this comment, you would have gotten it. To the subject at hand, am I the only one who furiously cleans my house in the hours before a guest's arrival only to then ALS...
by marsman57
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 21760

Re: 1258: First

CowboyNeal
by marsman57
Fri May 17, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 64776

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I'm just trying to figure out what it means if you see a chicken (or is a dinosaur?) when you squint at the picture. Rough outline attached.
squint.jpg
by marsman57
Tue May 07, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150108

Re: 1193: Externalities

:( I saw this at the top and really hoped that people were posting updated results still.
by marsman57
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 61666

Re: 1196: "Subways"

I mean, the Puerto Rico Submarine connecting Mexico and New York sounds kind of fake - but then I'm not very familiar with the US or North America more generally, I'd be delighted to hear that was actually a thing! I've never been to NYC or PR, but I my gut tells me that submarine service between t...
by marsman57
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150108

Re: 1193: Externalities

On topic of the comic, wh'y woul'd my screen only be showing an blank image ever? Others seem to have an different experience. Make sure eow have javascript enabled. It appears to be showing up now. Maybe it wa's an update glitch. (avoiding mo'd madnes's redactions almost feels interesting, kind of...
by marsman57
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150108

Re: 1193: Externalities

On topic of the comic, wh'y woul'd my screen only be showing a blank image ever? Others seem to have a different experience.
by marsman57
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150108

Re: 1193: Externalities

shashwat986 wrote:The forum word-changer be making this conversation seem very surreal.


I want to say something, but I was banned for a while a couple years ago for making my phones about mod madness known.
by marsman57
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1117: "My Sky"
Replies: 58
Views: 16172

Re: 1117: "My Sky"

Two cloud comics in one week? What?

At least this one had a decent punchline.
by marsman57
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19059

Re: 1100:" Vows"

I'm not sure I understand why we have all these lolrandom comics. They just aren't that good.
by marsman57
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1081: "Argument Victory"
Replies: 253
Views: 61698

Re: 1081: "Argument Victory"

On more than one occasion in college, my roommate who was passionate about a variety of things (not conspiracy theories) would be trying to make a point about some sort of social issue or whatnot. If I tired of the discussion, I would make an outlandish and easily dis-proven comment on the subject, ...
by marsman57
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0002: "SAT Guessing"
Replies: 62
Views: 20144

Re: What-If 0002: SAT Guessing

SAT guessing was a huge disappointment after how cool Relativistic Baseball was. I thought the exact opposite. I thought this one was interesting and at least a (very) slight bit relevant. There are people who guess blindly on all the questions on standardized tests. Not everyone, and not even clos...
by marsman57
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30493

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

I felt like I did it correctly, but I could see the blind spots without any problem. Did anyone else have this experience? I think it's because each eye is compensating for the blind spot on the other one, so you really don't have a blind spot while looking with both eyes. Try covering one eye at a...
by marsman57
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 30493

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

I felt like I did it correctly, but I could see the blind spots without any problem. Did anyone else have this experience?
by marsman57
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0002: "SAT Guessing"
Replies: 62
Views: 20144

Re: What-If 0002: SAT Guessing

SAT guessing was a huge disappointment after how cool Relativistic Baseball was.
by marsman57
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 26112

Re: 1076: "Groundhog Day"

I read this and thought it was mediocre at best, but then I came here hoping to find out something I missed only to be further disillusioned. First, it had been a long time since I saw Groundhog Day, so I didn't remember they didn't do it. Also, that led me to research about the number of days in a ...
by marsman57
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 58918

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

As I read through the first few lines, I was excitedly looking for the punchline. I never found it.

At least the Burns poster gave me some insight into where he was coming from, but the execution was terrible.

This is probably literally the worst xkcd every written.
by marsman57
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 86492

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

dmeranda wrote:What's even worse is to discover that that old lonely post was actually made by myself, many many years ago, and I forgot all about it. And no one had ever noticed.


It can get worse... if YOU followed up and said "nevermind I figured it out" :(
by marsman57
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 86492

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

but 2003 was only. it. oh. next step is to search for people who were writing code back in 2003 filter the result by the Denver Telephone books circa 2003/ filter out people who are not working in the field you are interested in and stalk the remaining people until they divulge who denvercoder9 was...
by marsman57
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 86492

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

alanh wrote:There's one thing worse: a single followup reading just
Never mind, I figured it out.


I came here solely to post this.
by marsman57
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 137114

Re: Map Projections

What does it mean when you like the "South Up Map"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversed_map I do not own one of these because they were hideously expensive. So not having one means I am cheap. I.... this is a joke right? Why doesn't anyone else seem to think this comic was terrible? It ...
by marsman57
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 38179

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

Did we really need to talk about homeopathy again? http://xkcd.com/765/ http://xkcd.com/808/ That said, the alt was probably necessary. I don't think that the joke was clear enough to stand on it's own as a crack at homeopathy, especially if you, like I, do not read the title. Heck, I thought the bo...
by marsman57
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 57496

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

Since no one laid it all out explicitly in one post and people still seem confused: The stick figures are standing at the (rather impressive) grave of Steve Jobs which in the comic has been equipped with an eternal flame that looks remarkably like the "wait" cursor in OSX. The joke, in so ...
by marsman57
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 43277

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

I never knew the 'c' in xkcd stood for cancer. :-/
by marsman57
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 19879

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

*sigh* I wish Amazon would let me have things send by FedEx. Perhaps not the exact delivery notice while I was actually at home and awake (Although, now that I think about that, I think they might have actually done that to me once) but there's plenty else wrong with UPS. Bad delivery tracking syst...
by marsman57
Mon May 23, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35344

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

Ok, so it is a relatively obscure Star Trek reference that I feel many readers will not get. Let me guess, they re-ran this episode on his local affiliate Either way, where's the funny?
by marsman57
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106129

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Seriously, Randall. Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics. Please keep it professional. His job is not to entertain you. He makes this comic because he enjoys it personally, and you get to be entertained as an aside. Please don’t tell him what to do, because this i...
by marsman57
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36164

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

Dorp, prude or not, that doesn't stop this joke from being unfunny and a bit gross. As for constructive criticism, the only mildly amusing thing was the people in this topic who keyed in on the wordplay "rub to 'release' genie". If he had incorporated that into the first panel, I might hav...
by marsman57
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 57787

Re: 0859: "("

This thread is approximately 20 times funnier than the comic itself. Too bad that still isn't much :-/ Oh yeah, and Randall is just being an elitist with his "haha I break your bad code" attitude. Edit: To boot, the source might have actually broken something if not for the change of "...
by marsman57
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39220

Re: 0858: "Milk"

Gamer_2k4 wrote:
Inglonias wrote:Yeah. Most of the new xkcds aren't very funny. I think it'll get better soon, though.


Why?


I wish I shared his optimism.
by marsman57
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39220

Re: 0858: "Milk"

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, RANDALL? I would venture to say this is the worst xkcd ever, even counting that awful TGI Fridays comic. What you say is true. Just when did random humour become funny? I can even appreciate some random humor, but this well... it just falls flat. Him: (thinks) Oh no...
by marsman57
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39220

Re: 0858: "Milk"

Really? I'm the first one? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, RANDALL? You might have been the first, but I second the motion. Seriously: 1. It is creepy. 2. Where's the funny? 3. The alt is even creepier. I would venture to say this is the worst xkcd ever, even counting that awful TGI Fridays comic.

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