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by Someguy945
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 33518

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Here is a handy list of Homestar Runner references in xkcd comics. I wanted to add today's, but someone else already did it.

http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Comic_Sightings#xkcd
by Someguy945
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1647: Diacritics
Replies: 82
Views: 10469

Re: 1647: Diacritics

Someone should probably mention it: This comic (particularly the alt-text) is a reference to http://what-if.xkcd.com/145/ footnote 9 which states: My résumé says étendue is my forté. Just wanted to make sure that this important reference is archived in these forums for all future explorers. Have a n...
by Someguy945
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 22689

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Everyone hates "The Scary Ghost", but for me "Duplicate Assaults" was the worst. I agree. Scary Ghost, while juvenile, tells a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end. It functions as a standalone movie if you've never seen any of the others. Of course it couldn't live ...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 10319

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

The title text for this comic easily could have been: "There will be no one to stop us this time."
by Someguy945
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 24992

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

Not mine, but this just came up. I liked the caption/image combo

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by Someguy945
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 32863

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

If you enjoy this comic, you may also enjoy Nested, an infinitely expanding tree - http://orteil.dashnet.org/nested
by Someguy945
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 13509

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

California is long and skinny!? Ha! (said the Chilean) (cf. #1398) We went through a lot of atlades (is that the correct plural of atlas?) a few years ago trying to find some country or other well-defined region whose geographic center wasn't actually in the country. Chile is far enough from round ...
by Someguy945
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 17978

Re: 1409: "Query"

How could dropping "People" remove herself if she was loaded separately from the table? She shows up under afraid_of_flying so she is definitely part of the table. 3) WTF are these == and != SQL operators? Are they anything like = and <>? Go ahead and hop on your SQL or MySQL server and t...
by Someguy945
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0101: "Plastic Dinosaurs"
Replies: 35
Views: 8678

Re: What-If 0101: Plastic Dinosaurs

...most dinosaur species were limited to maybe a continent or so. Your actual pint was probably valid, but at the time "spread across a continent" was virtually the same as "spread across all land " Matching dinosaur fossils on the west coast of Africa and the east coast of Sout...
by Someguy945
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0101: "Plastic Dinosaurs"
Replies: 35
Views: 8678

Re: What-If 0101: Plastic Dinosaurs

Does anyone have a link to that comic where...

EDIT: FOUND IT

http://poorlydrawndinosaurs.com/?p=126

Spoiler:
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by Someguy945
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68717

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I feel that this comic has a lot of potential but the paths aren't growing. Ditto this. It was a promising project, but the broken two-dialogue panels, permalinks ceasing to function (the "four level recursion" branch I linked now loads a blank page for me), abysmal submission-to-implemen...
by Someguy945
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68717

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I feel that this comic has a lot of potential but the paths aren't growing. I have re-checked certain paths for 3 days in a row and they are all still awaiting new lines in all the same places. I have tried submitting both humorous lines and just average "continue the story" lines to these...
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries
Replies: 84
Views: 11533

Re: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries

You don't see it as a problem that some people can "speak" much more loudly than others? Especially when those people by definition have already benefited the most from society? And especially problematic that they can use pre-tax corporate "speech" allowing them to "speak&...
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68717

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

This one seems to set the record for most distance traveled:

http://xkcd.com/1350/#p:f250e8e2-baa1-1 ... 2590d77bdd

However, I'm sure it's only a frame or two away from someone waking up from a dream.
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68717

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I'm extremely disappointed that the "Gravity" opening is being followed by a debate where the suggested dialogue still depicts the two men as political adversaries. In the "Gravity" scenario, the debate dialogue suggestions should assume we are watching something similar to the B...
by Someguy945
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68717

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I'd love a little more insight on what's going on behind the scenes. -Does Randall pick the winning dialogue choices, or are readers unknowingly locking in dialogue choices by "voting" for them every time they click? -Does Randall pick the next frame, or is it initially picked at random fr...
by Someguy945
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries
Replies: 84
Views: 11533

Re: US Supreme Court - Brought to you by Koch Industries

Even if you hate the potential consequences, the logic of the ruling is far more sound than 5:4 - blame that pesky 1st amendment Here's the constitutional scholar who knows more than the 4 justices who voted against the ruling. The 1st amendment protects free speech. It does not define what "s...
by Someguy945
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 28930

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

If our current civilization lasts another 8,000 years, it's probably fair to assume the Long Now Foundation got things right, and at some point we started listening to them and switched to five-digit years. I don't think it's a fair assumption that we'll switch to 5 digits by 10000. Companies will ...
by Someguy945
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1320:"Walmart"
Replies: 28
Views: 12300

Re: 1320:"Walmart"

Dating sites, however, really need to take the opposite advice. We have dating sites for specific religions, dating sites for farmers, dating sites for circus clowns, etc. It needs to stop. THIS IS NOT HOW DATABASES WORK. If you only want to date farmers, that's fine. You don't need a dating site th...
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 10063

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

I think the comic's point is that if people are legitimately asking that question, then the answer will be yes. There are some things teens don't use for sex, but if a reasonable person asks "Will they use this for sex?" then surely the answer is yes. It's not limited to teens though, fet...
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 38250

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

Re: Homestar Runner I still check the HRWiki from time to time in case there's been an update. I've given up on checking the site itself about a year ago. Same, I'll check the wiki home page occasionally just in case, but I don't check the actual site. I wonder if either the main site or the wiki s...
by Someguy945
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1289: "Simple Answers"
Replies: 50
Views: 10063

Re: 1289: "Simple Answers"

The first "yes" is wrong. Not every new technology will destroy whole industries. Consider the Frisbee, for instance. I think the comic's point is that if people are legitimately asking that question, then the answer will be yes. There are some things teens don't use for sex, but if a rea...
by Someguy945
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 38250

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

I miss Homestar Runner. Same. I'm surprised/delighted that a comic in 2013 made a reference to it. If a comic surprised you, I guess you'd be blown away to know that they were featured (live voices, but not animated) at W00tstock 2013 (a show hosted by geek celebrities like Adam Savage and Wil Whea...
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

I haven't checked this thread in months, what the heck are you guys doing?
by Someguy945
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1265: "Juicer"
Replies: 35
Views: 12422

Re: 1265: "Juicer"

The thing that made me giggle (enough that my kids came over demanding an explanation) was the solid colors in the juice bottles - not only is Randall juicing his candies, he's manually segregating them by color first. Adding OCD to the silliness gets extra nerd points from me. You can buy single f...
by Someguy945
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 19277

Re: 1258: First

I think it's basically as a result of comments often being sorted by voting other than chronological order these days. People get out of the habit of it because on a lot of major sites these days you'll end up getting down voted or removed rather than having prominence. Yep. I laughed when I learne...
by Someguy945
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 37878

Re: 1256: "Questions"

This comic was pretty popular on reddit. Top comment is someone answering all the questions.

http://www.reddit.com/r/xkcd/comments/1l3na7/questions/
by Someguy945
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 37878

Re: 1256: "Questions"

I used to save my favorites. Results change over time, so these two don't work anymore, but they are real. I found them myself:

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by Someguy945
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could a dryer randomly fold clothing? (ongoing debate)
Replies: 13
Views: 8035

Could a dryer randomly fold clothing? (ongoing debate)

There is a debate on reddit at the moment. The question is as follows: "Is there an infinitesimal chance that, upon running and then opening the clothing dryer, the contents inside will be neatly folded? Or is the probability strictly zero on the basis that the dryer is not a random clothing co...
by Someguy945
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 30886

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

C'mon Randall, you're better than this. Or am I missing the point of the joke here? It seems like the joke is "Hey, this file is clearly malware. How clearly? Well, it's so obvious that it is *totally* obvious." Is there more that I'm missing, or is it just a list of a bunch of indicators...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Should it become necessary to leave on our own uncharted journey, timewaiters.com has been registered and server space with phpBB and a couple other forum options (Simple Machines, MyBB, etc.) is available. I will be happy to make this available gratis but someone besides me will have to moderate i...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting out of shock. Even though I was there at the end of Time, it does not feel like an end. Time ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. Jose *whimper* A good way to make this thing whimper would be if absolutely nothing happens other than the water moving from now on. People would very slow...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: Roll Credits, then fade to black. Maybe a few easter eggs under that. Yeah, I suspect it is basically over and we'll just get a few tidbits. Maybe an epilogue of various scenes, seeing certain critters that survived, etc. It would be truly awesome to have a brief scene where Megan trium...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aside from "The End" text going away, the water moved.
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

One idea that has been raised is to play the audio backwards and then speak it like that and reverse it. Here is the output of my quick attempt backwards.mp3 Oooh. That scene with the dwarf in Twin Peaks is one of my favorite David Lynch moments ever Then I certainly hope you've seen the old Simpso...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am thinking, for our MONOMOLPY: Hedgemolpy Lucky Castle Beanie Bag Raft (from original sandcastle) Bucket ...bit stuck on the last piece. Bunch of grapes? I think you need a Chirpy bird or w/e the OTT term for them is. I also like the flag idea. The "bag" should be removed, in my opinion.
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

How do you ride a raft up a river?
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is the Book of Aubron broken for anyone but me? Every once in a while it seems to get wiped out and then "rebuilt". I just checked it and it went as far as frame 388. I imagine it will be 100% back up shortly. What's your game plan if you are Cuegan? A few frames ago they said they were g...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think leather is unlikely - there don't seem to be any large molpies down near the (current) sea level; they'd have to go all the way up the mountain to hunt one down. And moolpies are out of the question, unless there is grass they can eat that grows on salt flats. Cuegan's people don't make the...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106307
Views: 38979017

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone have any ideas what the bag might be made out of? What waterproof materials are they likely to have? If that bags are some woven material (possibly like canvas) then a wax treatment would keep them water repellent for quite some time. If they are leather, and worn smooth, then same appl...

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