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by jdmack
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115888

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

typing "xyzzy" gives you "nothing happens"
by jdmack
Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 26651

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

All I can say is I hope Joe Nickell makes an appearance in a future comic to give BHG his come-comeuppance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Nickell

J. D.
by jdmack
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29855

Re: "Skins" Discussion

Reminds me of this:

Monkeys in human-skin suits
Climbing to the top of our institutes
Monkeys in human skin suits
Sitting in the family trees and eating all the best fruits

(unreleased song by Andy Partridge of XTC)
by jdmack
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 17686

Re: "Borders" Discussion

So come Traveler
Lay down your grudges
And join us in brotherhood.
It is time not to fight, but to live

You all can talk about computer games and what not. I'm going to turn that verse into a song!
It may be the most poetic thing Randall ever wrote.

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30876

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

Wireless Internet-enabled laptops existed prior to Douglas Adam's death. No one was more surprised than Douglas that what was intended as a joke (The H2G2) became a reality in his lifetime. I recently rode an elevator that had no buttons inside. You pressed which floor you wanted into a keypad, and ...
by jdmack
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 29258

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

What would have been cool is if John Roberts had told Obama to say "...execute the President of the United States." But then again, I'm easily amused.
by jdmack
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0530: "I'm An Idiot"
Replies: 123
Views: 34310

Re: "I'm An Idiot" Discussion

I think we're missing the more important issue presented in this comic. Randall has a female roommate! You go, Randall!
by jdmack
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 30784

Re: "Party" Discussion

From what year is "How is babby formed"?
by jdmack
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 37975

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

I don't know if Randall keeps tabs on how many hits each comic receives, but now that this one has been linked to by both the Pharyngula and Bad Astonomy blogs, the hits may run into the millions!

J. D.
by jdmack
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0493: "Actuarial"
Replies: 95
Views: 22267

Re: "Actuarial" Discussion

OK, maybe I'm just hanging out in the wrong groups, but what does BHG mean by "spamming 'First!'"

J. D.
by jdmack
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton digs XKCD
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Wil Wheaton digs XKCD

by jdmack
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Mission"
Replies: 88
Views: 19071

Re: "Mission" Discussion

I now want a t-shirt that says "The chances of a random object being a scone are about one in six."


You realize the 68% of statistics are just made up.

(Someone had to write it!)

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 42130

Re: Internet Argument Discussion

I personally know of multiple instances when people who had vicious flame wars on the 'net became best friends once they met in person.

J. D.
by jdmack
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 40134

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

The June 7, 2008 Geohash for the quadrant that includes Frederick, Maryland has a cool pareidolia to the SW of the location.

Image

Kind of looks like a cartoon fish with glasses.

J. D.
by jdmack
Thu May 29, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0429: "Fantasy"
Replies: 81
Views: 18984

Re: "Fantasy" Discussion

While many of you are reminded of "Hypotheticals" and "Nightmares," I think this comic is perhaps the prequel of "Garfield" ( http://www.xkcd.com/78/ ).

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37713

Re: "Techno" Discussion

I haven't made it through all the posts yet, so I don't know if anyone came up with a link to broken hard drive techno. But I want to tell you about something almost as good: http://www.negativland.com/nmol/seeland.html#xerophonics It's a CD of music made entirely from the sound of office machines! ...
by jdmack
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 30190

Re: "Venting" Discussion

Aradae wrote:Though not as elaborate as Randall has described, I usually attack ignorant posters with a 3 to 5 paragraph Perry Cox-esque rant.


?????

Perry Cox, the world's foremost Beatles collecting expert? What sort of rants does he post?

J. D.

http://members.aol.com/perrydcox/
by jdmack
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 69557

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

PZ Myers, in his blog today, gave the idea expressed in this comic a name - SIWOTI Syndrome!

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008 ... _his_n.php

J. D.
by jdmack
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 4693

Re: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion

I laughed at the line "I think you're confusing actual science with homeopathy." :lol:

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 65500

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

Proton beams don't cause cancer, they cure it.

http://www.proton-therapy.org/

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 42120

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

Bill Nye is an actual scientist . Beakman was a character played by an actor. This is true, but the actor who played Beakman once said that his not being a scientist actually helped the show. If he couldn't understand what was being taught, then he asked for the script to be rewritten until he *cou...
by jdmack
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 42120

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

I'd like to interject with a semi-related side-argument and say that Mythbusters seems like the epitome of scientific rigors compared to Smash Lab. That show is only funny to watch because it is so poorly done. Exhibit A: The terrible bank-prevention aerated sand pit. "oh, we only need a pit t...
by jdmack
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 107879

Re: "Helping" Discussion

If someone is truly depressed, then no, we can't be responsible for their happiness. But there have been times in my life when I've been merely sad, and a small interaction with someone who cared was the catalyst for shedding the sadness. The panel showing his arm around her shoulder sometimes works...
by jdmack
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44206

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

I prefer calling these phenomena as "phenomena that canonical science can not YET explain". OK, there is no generally accepted proof for the existence of energies (or beings) called whatever. But there is also no proof for its non-existence. It is true, one cannot prove non-existence. But...
by jdmack
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78161

Re: "Dangers" discussion

I just googled "died in a gardening accident," and the number one page was this discussion thread! Man, that's fast!

J. D.
by jdmack
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 34076

For all the old farts like myself (I'm 43) who need a primer on what's being discussed, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_site And hey, every generation has its weird nostalgia! Of course, I can't think of anything right now to back that up - though I'm sure what seems normal to me would b...
by jdmack
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28622

My school, RIT, has a large deaf population (houses the National Technical institute for the Deaf). I hear about this sort of thing all the time, where interpreters will make fun of the professor they're interpreting or similar fun. Here is the ultimate version of something like that: http://blogs....
by jdmack
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0307: "Excessive Quotation"
Replies: 80
Views: 26380

this doesnt make any sense... there is no way the death star should look crescent'd like that Why not? If the Death Star were on the far side of a planet and only part of it was being lit by that planet's sun... And for the record, I laughed out loud at this comic. And I don't consider myself a Sta...
by jdmack
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0303: "Compiling"
Replies: 136
Views: 44512

Other occupations have similar work-stoppers. I'm a video editor, and often my projects are "rendering."

J. D.

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