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by xarob
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 16289

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Personally, I've always liked "'Twas a dark and stormy night... Here's my version with 1/8 chance of terminating: 'Twas a dark and stormy night, and the cabin boy said to the prisoner, "Tell us a yarn!" So the prisoner began: 'Twas a dark and stormy night, and a random kid said to the...
by xarob
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23665

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

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by xarob
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320333

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads: We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm...
by xarob
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320333

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads: We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm ...
by xarob
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"
Replies: 97
Views: 37164

Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

s/keyboard/leopard/g Damn! Another sed hacker beat me to it! Have to make sure ALL your leopards are accounted for :D How about adding: s/key/claw/g The bit from the Wikipedia page that really burned my cheese for some reason was this: One factor determining the size of a leopard is the presence of...
by xarob
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41807

Re: 1024: Error Code

What is that yellow thing in the lake? there's 4 of them, they all look like the same thing mirrored and resized, I assume they are supposed to be water lilies. but you'd assume if they were, they'd look a bit more like actual water lilies, and not yellow boxing gloves/tiny rucksacks/ squashed tenn...
by xarob
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38872

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: There are no rhinoceroses in purgatory. The version I've always heard is: Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Three: two to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with small machine parts. Nope, I prefer...
by xarob
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88726

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

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. Some time ago I was in my friend's van amusing myself by fiddling with the inside door handle (why? because I'm a fiddly kind of guy.....
by xarob
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0958: "Hotels"
Replies: 107
Views: 32611

Re: 0958: "Hotels"

Alternate alt-text: "Rating: 1/5. Room filled to brim with bedbugs, and when front desk clerk opened mouth to talk, semen poured out." Maybe I'm just tired, but this post and the one after it made me laugh so hard my eyes watered. What's the acronym for that? Ah - that would be TPATOAIMML...
by xarob
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35927

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

You have two spaceships moving towards each other, one of them moves at 0.8c relative to the Earth and is equipped with a 800 nm laser (according to the ship) pointed at the other ship. How fast does the other ship have to go, given there is a sensor which responds to light with a wavelength of 400...

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