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by Hirg
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 60276

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

gormster wrote:Um, this seems... super positive on Romney. Is Randall a Republican?


I think he did a good job of choosing neutral-to-semi-neutral quotes. That way it's not a political statement, but a parody. It's still not that funny, but...can't really comment on Randall's politics based on this.
by Hirg
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1024: "Error Code Monkey"
Replies: 99
Views: 41799

Re: 1024: "Error Code"

WolfieMario wrote:
Frenchy wrote:Heh, the lake is playing Pacman.

fmaf wrote:I didn't understand this last one. Is the lake supposed to represent the pacman game?
:) I'm sorry for my nobeness...

You guys inspired me to make an animation of this :lol:


So. It has come to this.
by Hirg
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41065

Re: 0965: "Elements"

Carbon-benders would exert complete control over all of Earth's life forms. Enough said.
by Hirg
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65406

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

This is in poor taste. I read the initial arguments about whether or not this is funny, and then decided it's just ridiculous. Half of you aren't making the connection between what happens when people panic in tight spaces and this comic, and the other half of you are making that connection but thin...
by Hirg
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 23512

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

I don't get it. He shot an arrow, not a boomerang. Arrows don't magickally morph into boomerangs (magically, even).

It has to be a banana.
by Hirg
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 44387

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

Actually the electrons hit you at the speed of light. It's part of the awesomeness that is being an electron.
by Hirg
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 29642

Re: 0930: "Days of the Week"

As a graph, this is horrid. The information is poorly presented and difficult to decipher to the point where the graph is an eyesore, no analysis of the data is included, and unrelated data sets are plotted on the same plane. Verdict: epic failure. But xkcd is not an effing scientific journal. It's ...
by Hirg
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 49024

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

All this arguing, it's almost as bad as that time I was nearly ran over by a herd of mooses. Since this is the thread for pointless and half-correct corrections, I feel the need to point out that you were never in any danger of being run over by a moose or by a herd of moose. See this highly educat...
by Hirg
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0925: "Cell Phones"
Replies: 98
Views: 28273

Re: 0925: "Cell Phones"

I've never been all that into statistics, but shouldn't the labels on the graph have a clearer relationship? For example, is "Cell Phone Users" a fraction of "Total Cancer Incidence" or a fraction of "Total US Population"? (And yes, grammar Nazis, I know the puctuation...
by Hirg
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 44392

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

also, did the forum link disappear from xkcd.com? Yes, a few days ago. I wonder why. Did you know that "Individual XKCD Comic Threads" is not the only part of the forums? A short sojourn into "Site/Forum Issues" might very well prove enlightening, particularly such threads as &q...
by Hirg
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0917: "Hofstadter"
Replies: 127
Views: 64646

Re: 0917: "Hofstadter"

This might be more appropriate in another thread, but I have to run and wanted to get it down before I forgot... I tried to read Gödel, Escher, Bach a few years ago, and couldn't get through it because Hofstadter's writing just seemed arrogant. Anyone have opinions on this, or think that book is wor...
by Hirg
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 30653

Re: 0916: Unpickable

The safe is downstairs in the basement, embedded in the foundation of my house. The shoe boxes are upstairs, with at least one in every closet and a dozen in the attic. An encrypted document in my filing cabinet contains somewhat clear but not-too obvious clues to the first shoebox, in which anothe...
by Hirg
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 30653

Re: 0916: Unpickable

The safe is downstairs in the basement, embedded in the foundation of my house. The shoe boxes are upstairs, with at least one in every closet and a dozen in the attic. An encrypted document in my filing cabinet contains somewhat clear but not-too obvious clues to the first shoebox, in which another...
by Hirg
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29229

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

That is the point. The alt-text is referencing a reoccurring joke in the show where one of the characters would compare their class to the normal class he used to attend. Yes, but it might have worked better if it was plausible that ANYBODY used Encarta 2005. Nobody did, because Wikipedia was alrea...
by Hirg
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29229

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

When I was a boy, we ran around barefoot and kicked cans in the street and got yelled at by little old ladies for running through their yards. Those of us who were interested in knowledge went to the library, spent a half a minute in the non-fiction section, and then said "Screw it!" and w...
by Hirg
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"
Replies: 56
Views: 13351

Re: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"

Once I didn't buy the flashlight that was water resistant to 50 meters. Then I dropped my sister's favorite ring in someone else's pool late at night, right before all the lights on the block went out because of a power surge. Taking a flashlight that isn't water resistant into a pool is a Bad Move....
by Hirg
Sun May 29, 2011 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30217

Re: 904: "Sports"

Since when is D&D weighted?! As in any game with multiple dice, there are numbers more likely to come up than others, namely half the maximum total roll. Only when there is more than 1 die rolled. Otherwise it's (almost) a uniform distribution. It isn't half of the maximum total roll, although ...
by Hirg
Mon May 16, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 81853

Re: 899: "Number Line"

Did no one else see the real point of this comic?

'The Wikipedia page "Lists of numbers" opens with "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it." ' I don't know about you, but I see that as a call to complete that "List of numbers" page.

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