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by pinkgothic
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 215956

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I'm sure Philae is still proud, possibly brave. There's not enough room for worries in the status window. That's very true! Does someone know where I can rewatch the stream of the media briefing? I missed out on about ten minutes of it because the stream cut out for me and no tricks let me get it w...
by pinkgothic
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 215956

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Drifting one kilometre and landing a second (and third) time is pretty crazy. Very curious how this comic will update (if it will) to adjust to the new information! :) The landing site looks very different, after all, so there's that, at least, and I imagine the solar energy situation is probably so...
by pinkgothic
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 215956

Re: 1446: "Landing"

STATUS
Speed of light: Too slow
by pinkgothic
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 215956

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I am stupid amounts of excited about this mission. I was already stupid amounts of excited about it before, but now I've got the ESA live stream in one tab to the right and the xkcd comic to the left and I desperately hope I won't need to go to the loo any time in the next two hours. :| Because I ca...
by pinkgothic
Thu May 03, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 130828

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

But that extreme libertarian attitude of Ron.Paul (or Swanson ... btw, a little piece of mod madness still in place?) just doesn't exist over here. I wouldn't go entirely that far. German anarcho-capitalists exist (as an example of 'extreme libertarian attitude'), just not as a political party, and...
by pinkgothic
Thu May 03, 2012 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 130828

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

Tangent: But the only political party promoting something remotely similar to Rand I had the impression the FDP largely lost its votes because it managed to completely stray from its advertised philosophies on major topics lately, honestly; and then the nuclear power fiasco gave the last blow becaus...
by pinkgothic
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 83937

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I'm one of those tools who is infinitely glad when DCC ports aren't blocked.

...unfortunately, they almost always are. :x *tears out hair*

So, yeah, back to the drawing board. ._.
by pinkgothic
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 47326

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

*chokes and sputters drink all over keyboard about halfway through page four* Oh, and look at our post war relationships with Germany and Japan. Which one did we nuke? Which one do we have a better relationship with? ...I very honestly hope you're joking . Political disagreements more than half a ce...
by pinkgothic
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 96323

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

Maybe. Or maybe it just ends up being petty squabbling, because no matter how careful and methodical the first child cuts the cake, the second child will insist that one piece really is bigger than the other, and that piece will be the one the second child didn't get. I mean, not all children will ...
by pinkgothic
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 76937

Re: "Parking" Discussion

There's like two people who have posted to this thread who haven't frightened me. What's wrong with you people? Me! Me, me, me! *waves hand in air hoping to be picked, then blurts out answer before anyone can:* We read xkcd and the classhole is [not so] secretly our hero? :mrgreen: Do I get a cooki...
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 76937

Re: "Parking" Discussion

This has reminded me of youparklikeanasshole.com . Which could now read "youdontparklikeaclasshole.com". Or, if you'd like to be more verbose "youmadethemistakenottoparklikeaclasshole.com". I'm surprised how many sites like this there are, by the way. youparklikeanasshole was the...
by pinkgothic
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 39139

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

For those who're so sure there's no reason to ever say "no pun intended", aside from those moments when you realise it too late: Sometimes the only option to reword the bit with the pun is extremely awkward. So, even though you know of its puntastic qualities beforehand, you'd rather stick...
by pinkgothic
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0524: "Party"
Replies: 141
Views: 29835

Re: "Party" Discussion

[17:40] * Topic is '[[ welcome to dataclaw[cf2]: (topic:) #566: ~Yes, you managed to come face to face with the founder and current leader of Dark Arcadia. Remember back in history class? Yes, you can meet the people in those pages. If you're bright enough to gain their attention... or dumb enough....
by pinkgothic
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0507: "Experimentation"
Replies: 111
Views: 23790

Re: "Experimentation" Discussion

Wow.
It worries me that I identify with that chick.
by pinkgothic
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0460: "Paleontology"
Replies: 109
Views: 19649

Re: "Paleontology" Discussion

For those of you who are saying, "I was into dinosaurs before they were cool," and related comments... no, no, you weren't. Dinosaurs have been cool basically since 1854 (the Crystal Palace), if not before then. JP was such a hit because dinosaurs are cool, not because everyone saw it and ...
by pinkgothic
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 32804

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

Has nobody considered the possibility that he actually loves her? I agree tbh. He loves her, so they'll get through this as long as she loves him. I've been the guy in this conversation, and we ended up moving in together. Ofcourse I said "I love you" in a language where the phrase still ...
by pinkgothic
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 87170

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

I'd never seen the Discovery Channel advertisement before, so I, too, didn't get the reference at first, and just thought it was an awesomely feel-good comic that didn't take itself too seriously... then I was given some context by a fellow xkcd reader in form of the youtube link. Oh my. That the Di...
by pinkgothic
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 36862

Re: "Techno" Discussion

To all of you who took this opportunity to post links to good / interesting / both techno... thank you, I was hoping for that when I browsed for this thread. :mrgreen:
(Also: I'm all about electronica, but I still laughed.)
by pinkgothic
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0402: "1,000 Miles North"
Replies: 84
Views: 17881

Re: "1,000 Miles North" Discussion

Two pages and not a single mention of The Lost World and Sarah Harding?! Fail.

Come on, that was totally a reference to the Stegosaurus scene.

...

Right?
by pinkgothic
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Headphones, of the awesome variety
Replies: 28
Views: 4798

Re: Headphones, of the awesome variety

I never thought cheap and awesome was possible until I ran into Philips' SBC HL 140. I love them so hard. :P I can wear them for hours and hours and hours without that my ears fall off, and the bass is really, really decent for the size. Actually, quite a bit more than decent. And it's basically pis...
by pinkgothic
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 73439

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

I just wanted to say that it's awesome that applying to Aperture lets you pick "Deinonychus" as an animal you'd like to domesticate. Also, since this has gone uncontested: (I'm not sure how deadly that neurotoxin really was though, neurotoxins are generally very fast acting) As far as I kn...
by pinkgothic
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 49
Views: 6559

Re: No Country for Old Men

Be warned, the budget is not comparable. Also be warned, opinions of the two movies at large would suggest American Perfekt to be... less than perfect! ;) I personally don't care (well, obviously), but I think it's only fair I mention it. And, of course, chances are you already know all this already...
by pinkgothic
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favourite Game Plot? (there might just be spoilers)
Replies: 47
Views: 4965

Re: Favourite Game Plot? (there might just be spoilers)

Well, despite Oddworld being about as black and white as is even possible, I really enjoyed Stranger's Wrath... ...which is strange, because I 'ruined' it for me beforehand, without knowing I'd ruined it for me. I didn't realise him being a Steef would be hidden in the actual game, p...
by pinkgothic
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 27137

Re: "Morning" Discussion

sjm27 wrote:Like the song says:
"There's a hole in the sky, something evil's passing by"


Or the off-tune Aperture variant: "There's a hole in the sky, through which things can fly."
by pinkgothic
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantastic game idea...
Replies: 63
Views: 5669

Re: Fantastic game idea...

My Uncivilized God wrote:Like, assassin-style stealth gameplay, except that you could either leap into another persons body, or simply change to mimic them.


Abe's Oddyssee / Abe's Exoddus / Munch's Oddyssee.

Not quite what you want, but close enough to be awesome.
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 40357

Re: Data rates

jerome_bc wrote:Do I get a cookie?


Certainly. Do you take poisoned chocolate chip flavour?

Hey, I said nothing about it being edible!

* flees :arrow: *
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 150118

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

I don't know how I managed to miss this:

Quixotess wrote:"Stop rape: say yes."


Hey, that's not sexist! ...and I find it cynically/darkly amusing, though anyone wielding it even with a sliver of seriousness should probably be shot.

From a distance.

:mrgreen:
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 40357

Re: Data rates

*grabs a bigger shovel*

zahlman wrote:To make a long story short, that isn't funny.

Bolded for truth.

You're right, it's serious business.
:mrgreen:
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 150118

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Suspension of disbelief! *writes it on a paper and flutters it about around your face, invading your personal space in the process* Roar! Or, if you'd rather, in the spirit of the discussion: why do you discriminate against biology?! OUTRAGE. :mrgreen: ...anyway, I didn't want to interrupt the slowl...
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 150118

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

Thought it annoys me on a theoretical level that this depiction of a feminine-looking raptor [...] It's actually not designed specifically to be a she, per se - but a reference to, "blinks cutely", which was otherwise hard to do without making an animation of it. On another note, its mout...
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 150118

Re: "How It Works" Discussion

(Oh god! I'm loving this little sequence of comics.)

Which in turn leads to the inevitable:

Image

I can't draw stick-figures. No, don't look at me like that, I honestly can't, not so they actually convey anything.
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2347351

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Blubb3r3ng3l wrote:I'll slap myself on the wrists so you don't have to.


...no-o-o! *feels cheated out of good ol' wristslapping*
by pinkgothic
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 40357

Re: Data rates

I have one thing to say about this: word. [...] Bit rates apply to serial communications; byte rates vary with usage. [...] I'm torn between worshipping you for the truth in your words and clobbering you over the head so you never ruin any future opportunity of mine to glow with knowledge and feel i...
by pinkgothic
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 49
Views: 6559

Re: No Country for Old Men

Antone was an amazing villain (I wonder if it could be said that he's the main character?), and there are so many things that could be said about the coin-toss scene alone. Maybe you'd enjoy the movie American Perfekt, then. No Country For Old Men yanked my thoughts to that movie. I'm not sure if i...
by pinkgothic
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "potential for the good ole ultraviolence" Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3929

Re: "potential for the good ole ultraviolence" Discussion

While there'd be a certain charm in certifying someone as crazy... no, you're right. It read 'Monroe' a few hours ago. You're not hallucinating.

Apparently, no one spiked your drink.

Man, life sure is boring. :(
by pinkgothic
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28042

Re: Myst

headprogrammingczar wrote:This fix is completely independent of what version of Quicktime you use.


I daresay no. I just tried what you suggested for Riven (the five CD variant), and that simply wasn't enough. I did, though, find this, which (in combination with your suggestion) resulted in TOUCHDOWN.

So: Thank you!
by pinkgothic
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25839

Re: Underrated games

Give him the manual and let him devote a day (Sunday? No-one does anything important on Sundays) to memorizing the manual. :lol: But that's the problem! He doesn't have a day. Not to mention that he's sure that once he's read and understood it, he'll actually want to play, which then makes for irri...
by pinkgothic
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82258

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:You win by reaching level 256. It just has a fucking weird ending. ;)


I wouldn't really call that an ending, mind.

...

...ack! Curses, another thing to define.

*throws hands into the air*

Gah! :shock: I'm sorry!
by pinkgothic
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25839

Re: Underrated games

SMAC is awesome, but given the amount of people I know that don't like it (that would be about 0%), I wouldn't call it underrated. Though it's a pain to get my hithero-living boyfriend to start playing it with me. I yearn for those future LAN mini-parties, I really do, but all he says is, "Oh m...
by pinkgothic
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82258

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Yuri2356 wrote:
bumpgrrl wrote:Then it's not a game! See OED definition above. gar - why do i let myself get drawn into these arguments?

You can't win most classic arcade games either. Are you going to tell me PacMan isn't a game?

Just a thought: You can win individual levels in PacMan.

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