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by toadpipe
Fri May 03, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1207: "AirAware"
Replies: 39
Views: 8248

Re: 1207: "AirAware"

KarenRei wrote:
Xantix wrote:Of course, a 2nd BHG might just ask the following:

"Hey drone, this sentence is inaccurate"


To which it would reply, "Mu".


In would only make that reply after consulting it's virtual pineal gland.
by toadpipe
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
Replies: 44
Views: 10164

Re: 1198: "Geologist"

So,after near two years without one insightful, witty, or even accurate comic, a comparison of 19th century safari mentality to rocky hunting is supposed to make us what? Rationalize that rocks have souls or something? Really there is nothing here. Hasn't been for a while.
by toadpipe
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1081: "Argument Victory"
Replies: 253
Views: 56586

Re: 1081: "Argument Victory"

And with this comic, Randall wins the eternal "Pressures" debate.
by toadpipe
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 40003

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I wonder who drew this, it doesn't look like Randall's work.
by toadpipe
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Image

Anyone else have one of these back when this topic was still under 10 pages?
by toadpipe
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 15775

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

I wonder if all this calendar talk lately is because of ddate no longer being compiled by default in util-linux.
by toadpipe
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

...True, pushing forward on the steering wheel in fact doesn't make it go. That's because that's now how you drive a car . And in that situation, I bet the tow truck driver would be laughing his rump off at the novice mechanic that didn't recognize a car equipped with hand controls when he was bein...
by toadpipe
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Imagine you're an auto mechanic. One day, a guy has a tow truck drop a car off on your lot. He gets out and exclaims "I just bought this car, and it doesn't work at all! Look: I get it, and push forward on the steering wheel, and nothing happens!" Would you not look at him funny and say &...
by toadpipe
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

So, what you all seem to think is, Steve is completely wrong because he set out to show you an example of something that is wrong, and you think he's attempting to prove it right? No, you don't seem to understand logic. Obviously, if you want to prove something doesn't work, you actually have to tr...
by toadpipe
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

I'm afraid it depends what you mean by this. Yes, each of these statements is obviously true. However they are no longer about the same point (2,0,0) in RED = (2,0,0) BLUE before the coordinate systems are moved, for which the new coordinates are the ones I wrote. Instead, your first equation refer...
by toadpipe
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 419899

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

This disscusion is so awesome, it's like listening to a room full of eight year olds tell Mike Tyson he knows nothing about fighting because he doesn't practice Batman's method.
by toadpipe
Wed May 16, 2012 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 39582

Re: 1056: Felidae

Lion is cooler than Jaguar? Obviously not a gearhead...

If anything, the Apple naming thing is going backward. The final outcome, MacOSX Nibbles.
by toadpipe
Fri May 11, 2012 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 24379

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

Lukeonia1 wrote:I said "THEH-buh-kon" out loud. Then I read the title text. GOOMHR



I heard a bell. Then I looked up and saw he had the filled food bowl ready. Get out of my head Pavlov!
by toadpipe
Mon May 07, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 73984

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

But to then be proud of not knowing is perverse. Absolute knowledge is not obligatory, but certainly greater knowledge is at least laudable, not derisibile, is it not? Everyone here has proudly stated that they know nothing about baseball. Don't put words in my mouth. :P You never had a mouth! Dire...
by toadpipe
Sat May 05, 2012 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 73984

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

But to then be proud of not knowing is perverse. Absolute knowledge is not obligatory, but certainly greater knowledge is at least laudable, not derisibile, is it not? Everyone here who has ever proudly stated that you know nothing about baseball (or insert any other sport) and don't care, raise yo...
by toadpipe
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 116409

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Seems that it's true, animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by typing excretions on forums.
by toadpipe
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 53855

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

But yeah I mostly don't get it because US politics as seen from a British perspective is completely confusing. [snip] Normally I can see both sides of any confrontation, but it's difficult for anyone with any intelligence at all to understand Republicans as anything other than ego-centric, anti-sci...
by toadpipe
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 91
Views: 27795

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

news, blog
Image
http://www.google.com/trends/?q=blog,+n ... all&sort=0

Funny, they don't seem to be talking about news...
by toadpipe
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 17952

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

I can think of nothing at all that I would ever consider buying that fits that description. Not a single thing. Never in my life have I ever paid money for something that was expected to break in less than a year by any means other than trying to break it. You don't have children, do you. I have tw...
by toadpipe
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 17952

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

Maybe not for a lamp, but some things. Especially to know if something is likely to break in 8 months, something that's a little hard to tell even if you are touching/seeing it with your own eyes or hands. I can think of nothing at all that I would ever consider buying that fits that description. N...
by toadpipe
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 17952

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

The alt-text reminds me of something from Pratchett's "Making Money": "He’ll be like this for fifteen seconds, then he’ll throw the knife straight ahead of him, and then he’ll speak in fluent Quirmian for about four seconds, and then he’ll be fine." Yes, yes again, then oui, the...
by toadpipe
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 30424

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

You're doing it wrong if you eat Cadbury made anywhere other then Australia. Considering Cadbury was founded in the UK why would I be doing it wrong? Nigel! Bruce! Does someone need to separate you two? That went totally over my head. What? Edit: I'm guessing you're thinking of typical English and ...
by toadpipe
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 30424

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

...but you can easily buy potassium salt in the supermarket... That "Lite Salt" as they call it is actually an excellent fluxing agent when melting aluminum (yes, it is spelled correctly) in your garage at home. 2 Teaspoons per 4 pounds of scrap aluminum brings all the impurities right to...
by toadpipe
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”
Replies: 116
Views: 30424

Re: 1035: “Cadbury Eggs”

lesmith11 wrote:
therita wrote:You're doing it wrong if you eat Cadbury made anywhere other then Australia.


Considering Cadbury was founded in the UK why would I be doing it wrong?



Nigel! Bruce! Does someone need to separate you two?
by toadpipe
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 27949

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

I guess I'll explain in case there's somebody else who didn't get it. When you accuse nerds of being elitist, claiming that you are a "regular people" yourself, you are engaging in reverse elitism. For some time now you have talked as if your ethnicity is better than nerd ethnicity. I fin...
by toadpipe
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 27949

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

I guess I'll explain in case there's somebody else who didn't get it. When you accuse nerds of being elitist, claiming that you are a "regular people" yourself, you are engaging in reverse elitism. For some time now you have talked as if your ethnicity is better than nerd ethnicity. I fin...
by toadpipe
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 42666

Re: 1028: "Communication"

I may be a very critical person. I might be a misanthrope, I judge, I often spew venom. C'est la vie. But this comic. Is brilliant. (please pronounce that period!) It's brilliant, full stop? Anyway, I enjoy this comic if only for the timing. I think he meant "that" but why is a mystery. S...
by toadpipe
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 42666

Re: 1028: "Communication"

I may be a very critical person. I might be a misanthrope, I judge, I often spew venom. C'est la vie.

But this comic.

Is brilliant. (please pronounce that period!)
by toadpipe
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 237019

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

I love what you did there, a very manipulative tactic! You were able to switch around the situation and make your opponent explain why what they think is important. Toss in a dehumanizing name calling (literally, weasels aren't human!) and you've now in the course of the debate come full circle. Yo...
by toadpipe
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 237019

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

philsov wrote:
You madame, win one internet.


I'd hold onto that internet if I were you, and use it to look up a key phrase or two before jumping off the diving board.



You are absolutely right, thanks for pointing out that I could have said both literaly and figuratively.
by toadpipe
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 237019

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

I see 32 pages of people responding to "points." Is there something in particular that you were hoping to see addressed? Well, I see a lot of people who are basically saying "because the nosepick Sex and the City are asshats, any value their techniques may have is irrelevant, and any...
by toadpipe
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 24335

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

Why would you want to create dramatic tension? Drama, in real life, is boring and tedious.
by toadpipe
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 34179

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

Fun fact: this technique appears in the CIA's interrogation manual (dated July 1963, declassified in 1997, widely available on the Inter Nets) as the "Alice in Wonderland" technique: *snip* I prefer having friends rig bombs for me that explode whenever I snap my fingers. WW3 is just going...
by toadpipe
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"
Replies: 99
Views: 23811

Re: 1016: "Valentine Dilemma"

Quicksilver wrote:The only winning move is not to play.


Unfortunetly it isn't much of an interesting game...
by toadpipe
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 62627

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

orangustang wrote:Between this and "November", if I didn't know any better, I'd say Randall hates us all.

I'd bet that Randall hates all sheep posing as people that can be completely mentally programmed via a few sentences.
by toadpipe
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 23489

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

Hey everybody - THE CAR IS ON FIRE! Now shut up about your petty discussion of digital vs chemical photography. But it's more interesting than discussing cars on fire... Huh? No sorry, bickering about personal preference in toys isn't nearly as interesting as a good solid problem solving session. T...
by toadpipe
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 23489

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

This comic should be called: Having assholes for friends, who mistake being an asshole for intelligence, and have tricked many people into believing the same. Exactly, some people also mistakenly think knowing a lot about a few subjects means they are clever and smart at everything. They are very o...
by toadpipe
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 73242

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

The funny part is that no one who is able (has a partner/allowed) to breed would have such a fecked up list. But then again, this comment comes from a man named Toadpipe, your mileage may vary. This comic reminds me of that show "Portlandia" in that it's satire that some people probably do...
by toadpipe
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0983: "Privacy"
Replies: 70
Views: 17197

Re: 0983: "Privacy"

In other words, Randal misses having sex with random college chicks.

Don't we all, don't we all.
by toadpipe
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 125904

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

My holy damn humping a dead rabbit, Randall you sir are the worlds finest troll. After many years of readership, Thank you.

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