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by Ayelis
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 12863

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

I don't think the boxers are wearing gloves, since any deviant clothing is generally specified. Also, otherwise they could never have beaten the basketball player wearing boxing gloves. Ah, so they aren't. I'd misread a prior post. Regardless, I think I'd have to call it in favor of the Segways due...
by Ayelis
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 12863

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

Matchup 1: A school with a dog on their team vs. A basketball team with baseball gear The basketball team thought this would be an easy win hands down, but were caught off guard when the school's rescue dog, (a former police K-9 unit working dog,) was triggered into action by seeing the star player...
by Ayelis
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 12863

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

Mikeski wrote:I assume the opposite; there are TV contracts to be met!
This round was much more obvious than the first.


Good point. What was I thinking!

This next round seems a bit obvious as well, but who can say. They're sportsing pretty hard out there...

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by Ayelis
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 12863

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

I’ve assumed that all non-specified human team members are skilled enough that they’d make, but not start on a competitive college team. Matchup 1: ... A lot of good calls in this run down. I totally overestimated the ability of digital players to manifest in the real world. Regardless, here's the ...
by Ayelis
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

That's the XKCD I know and love! Since all of the references that I can find say it is referencing Hindu culture, what does that say about XKCD? Angry and fantastically, amazingly wrong? I was referring more to the complete disconnect between what the comic was about and where the topic went, but s...
by Ayelis
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Trump got about 60 million votes, so there are 30 million KKK members in the USA? You're assuming that all 60 million people who voted for Trump actually support him. As Michael Moore stated, that is simply not true, for the majority of people he's a protest vote, a Human Molotov to blow apart the ...
by Ayelis
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 38523

Re: 1759: "British Map"

We've been trying to get a handle on affordable Helcar in America, but our President-elect has promised to give it the Helcaraxe...

How does the NHS handle Helcar in England?
by Ayelis
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Comic about voting in American election, endorsing democratic candidate... Forum thread about comic... Ten pages into discussion... Oh, come the fuck off it. The Hebrews worshipped a golden cow as an idol while they waited for Moses to return. That’s the etymology. That's the XKCD I know and love!
by Ayelis
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Hillary is a warmonger, irrationally desperate for money, corrupt, violently angry, a heavy drinker, not merely a liar but tells transparent lies when she'd be better off with the truth, a potential blackmail target, and has made a disaster of every major issue she faced as Secretary of State. http...
by Ayelis
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Really? You could have used your power to promote a 3rd party ( any third party!) making a push to actually change this broken 2-party system. And instead you give us a boring endorsement for the usual lesser of two evils? Sad, sad, sad. Voting third party opens up ballot access and funding for the...
by Ayelis
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 92647

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

cupric wrote:I wouldn't judge anybody for their vote.
[...]
Consider yourself dumped, Randall.


Well that escalated quickly.
by Ayelis
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 10720

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

"I am nefer efer going to do this. Oh, wait... Randall Munroe, what hafe you done to me!"
by Ayelis
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33013

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

TOSSFM,OGLFM! Hey Armstrong, we spent 25 billion sending you to the moon, and you leave out the "A". I object! He did not leave out the "A". He left out the "O". "That's one small step f'ra man..." Or possibly he said something else entirely. "That's one...
by Ayelis
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fold It!
Replies: 30
Views: 13548

Re: Fold It!

I just brought the group up to 6th place from 10th on the Lets Cure Cancer Finally contest.

You're welcome! :D
by Ayelis
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 83066

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Anyone else notice that Opera actually downloads torrents now? Seriously, with the prolonged stability, the multi-tab loading start times, the torrenting feature Opera has built in, and whatever this "Unite" webserver thing is, (Not to mention how well it handles CSS most of the time) shou...
by Ayelis
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 83066

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Us Web Developers know how to re-encode our digicam-encoded BMPs/TGAs as JPG files.
(And resample them at a reasonable resolution, instead of 36000x28800!)

Just sayin'. (++pwned!)
by Ayelis
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0539: "Boyfriend"
Replies: 145
Views: 40281

Re: "Boyfriend" Discussion

Box? Whisker? Am I the only one who didn't get the memo that such a graph even existed?

I mean, I can see how it could be useful... It seems to be a lot of ranges, superimposed over the top of one another... But who invented this thing! Wikipedia, I choose you!
by Ayelis
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 28268

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

Even though living as a man is still somewhat easier in our current societies, there seem to be more man->woman transgender people than the other way around. I wonder why that is. This is a guess, but I think it's got something to do with Chromosomes. We guys have 45 X chromosomes, and one messed u...
by Ayelis
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 78931

Re: "Piano" Discussion

For all of you who don't get, or don't like, the comic... Let me show you this fully functional miniature violin I made...
by Ayelis
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0521: "2008 Christmas Special"
Replies: 203
Views: 49641

Re: "2008 Christmas Special" Discussion

The "Happy Primes" seem to focus on the story with the artificial intelligence and the raptors. :D

Fun!
by Ayelis
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 96245

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

For years I've had a version of this in my head for meat, with the axes based on tastiness of the meat and cuteness of the animal it comes from. In the +cute +tasty quadrant, there's lamb, -cute +tasty has chicken, pork, -cute -tasty has cod, +cute -tasty has cat and dog (I assume, I've not knowing...
by Ayelis
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

I'm not sure why you pick on Windows here; Windows boots almost as fast as Linux does for me. And the operation of logging on (from when you hit enter at the password screen 'till when you have something decently usable) is faster. (I use KDE.) The latter is really more important, because I usually...
by Ayelis
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 96245

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Fixed, for great justice. Kiwi is now the standard by which all fruit is judged. Are you sure about that? Last time I checked, -The Kiwi- was the sweetest fruit in existance. Wasn't after two or three kiwi-fruits that ones tongue would prickle with "Oh me yarm stop eating sweet things for the ...
by Ayelis
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

davean wrote:And you can shut up till you've used a LISP Machine, now lets take this to Religious Wars, m'k?


They made an OS out of LISP?
Sweet!
by Ayelis
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

For some alternate definition of 'fast' maybe. I used to have a 400MHz PII running Win98...even freshly formatted, 'fast' was certainly not the word I would use to describe it in comparison with modern hardware/OS's. Depends on what, exactly, you were trying to do with it, and of course, your defin...
by Ayelis
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 96245

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Is it just me, or has there been a distinct lack of teh funny lately? I'm not entirely sure what is supposed to be amusing about this (or the last several, really). So, what was it about http://xkcd.com/1/ and/or http://xkcd.com/8/ that had you particularly Rolling On The Floor Laughing? Just curio...
by Ayelis
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 96245

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Any one have a rambutan? They look scary as hell, but are easy to peel and taste like a cross between a coconut and watermelon. First quadrant all the way! http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&q=rambutan&btnG=Search+Images Heya Drake. Your discourse about Rambutan reminded me of &...
by Ayelis
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 96245

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Shouldn't Cherries be difficult at the same ratio as Seeded Grapes? The reason they're both difficult is because you have to spit out the seeds. But yes, pomegranates are as difficult as XKCD(Randall) says. It's like opening an orange, and then pulling out corn kernels arranged in beehive-like struc...
by Ayelis
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

Windows 98, on a 75mhz computer, goes REALLY fast... Well, unless you're trying to run winamp and surf multiple tabs in firefox at the same time... Wait, I think I was torrenting too when I ran that test. And I might have had Blender open... Hmm... Well, anyways, Windows 98 goes really fast, sometim...
by Ayelis
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?
Replies: 47
Views: 6984

Re: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?

I buy "Wraith: The Oblivion" books for this purpose. I am pretty certain I'm never going to run or play a wraith chronicle, but they're good reading. :D Wraith is good fun too. I always told myself, if I ever ran a Whitewolf game, it would be a Mage-Wraith crossover. They're so similar, t...
by Ayelis
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

Because modern 3d engines generally are supposed to support more than 8-bit color and render in higher resolutions than 320x200 maybe? I've been designing a 3d operating system since 1998. Now the big-names are starting to step into my turf, and how they're doing it is making me sick. Look at .kkre...
by Ayelis
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19468

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

Take all the fans off, stick 'er in vegetable oil. Lots of links on google about oil-computers. Anyway, I don't know why this is such a big deal. Descent 1 ran on a 386 33Mhz processor with a whopping 4MB of RAM... And Microsoft can't seem to make a 3d engine work on less than a 1 GHz processor with...
by Ayelis
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?
Replies: 47
Views: 6984

Re: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?

I recently bought Serenity just to read. It's a really good production, too. Worth it if you like the Firefly series, or the movie! :) Edit: Oh, and Mage: The Ascension changed the way I look at reality. It's a pretty good read if you're into that kinda stuff. Yeah, Serenity though. The only thing I...
by Ayelis
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0384: "The Drake Equation"
Replies: 117
Views: 27477

Re: "The Drake Equation" Discussion

So what makes anybody think that these intelligent aliens can actually HEAR us through the intense radioactivity of the Local Bubble, or that we're not drowned out by the nearest quasar? If I can drive 50 miles and not be able to hear my favorite radio station anymore, what makes anybody think that ...
by Ayelis
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 105274

Re: "Dating Pools" Discussion

I've heard of the Standard Creepiness Rule and its opposite (Min and Max age calculations), but I didn't know about the Median Age for a first marriage. What else I'd like to find out is how young you're allowed to be when you get married. I guess that depends on the state, but I'd assume that would...
by Ayelis
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 26298

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

I've totally had this thought before. (To be specific, my matress idea didn't have a hole that went all the way through...)

Does it come in a Memory Foam version?
by Ayelis
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72969

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

Especially if you mounted a portal gun on a satellite. It doesn't appear to have a range limitation, after all, just a surface limitation. Yeah. So you can't place a portal on a star, or even a foreign planet (unless there were slabs of concrete at your destination). Maybe you could portal yourself...
by Ayelis
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72969

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

It's not red paint! It's Beans! D=
by Ayelis
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72969

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

ZeroSum wrote:I want to believe that's blood, and it seems that Chell has some healing ability anyway, so it makes an amount of sense that test subjects can scrawl that much with blood.


In the HALFLIFE universe?! Umm...
by Ayelis
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72969

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

What caught my eye is a certain texture you can find in a small out of the way room during your escape through the mechanical section (I don't remember where exactly. It was after a save point off to the size of a bigger-than-average clearing.). It was a lot of those marks used for counting days in...

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