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by Bounsy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 23164

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

Comic 999, so very cool, just one away from an "odometer moment"! ...Or maybe not considering comic 404? I was thinking the same thing, except that I was also wondering how many scripts that pull or display xkcd will fall to the xkcd1k bug. (i.e., They only support/expect up to three digi...
by Bounsy
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 61499

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Why isn't anyone in here as agitated by the "was was" in panel 1 as me? :-( If it was a mistake, then I find it a highly appropriate to leave it in the comic as it is. After all, the user typing it into Wikipedia is the one making up "facts" in the first place, so a little bad g...
by Bounsy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317324

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I've worked where the password had to be exactly 8 characters long, containing at least one number, one uppercase, one lowercase, and one symbol (with many common symbols forbidden due to possible problems if they are used as part of scripts, etc.) The password had to start with a letter as well. Th...
by Bounsy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317324

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Another fairly easy to remember way to add nonsense words to your passwords is to misspell regular words. You do have to remember how you misspelled the words, of course, so use the idea at your own risk. If you do something consistent like drop the first, last, or nth character of each word or tran...
by Bounsy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 21280

Re: 0913: "Core"

septic_tank wrote:Especially so when considering the composition of the planet's core is a vital part in sustaining life (hint of irony).


And the award for best unintentional pun goes to...
by Bounsy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 21280

Re: 0913: "Core"

The important part which hasn't been specified, is whether he is reading about the earth's core on wikipedia or not. Agreed. He appears to have his laptop open and ready. However, he is not using it! He is reading a book or magazine ! I'm guessing Popular Science, National Geographic, or something ...
by Bounsy
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0870: "Advertising"
Replies: 168
Views: 30048

Re: 0870: "Advertising"

A farmer I saw when I was a small kid (8 or so). He was selling some kind of fruit (or small bags of fruit) out of his truck for $0.25 each or 3 for $1.00. Sadly, some people were buying 3 for $1.00. Even more sad, this same thing happens in grocery stores all the time if you compare the unit price ...
by Bounsy
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35428

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

"Cogito ergo sum melius te." - Rene Descartes

Translation: "I think, therefore I am better than you."

That's my best guess for the Latin translation. If anyone knows a better way of saying it, please correct me.
...As if I have any doubt that someone will. :wink:
by Bounsy
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 42498

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Because I didn't read it until this morning, I missed out on the typo until I read the forum. Oh well. What surprises me is the number of people saying that the last few panels are unnecessary. True, the pole vault joke doesn't need them. But why can't there be more than one punchline in a single co...

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