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by faunablues
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 6146

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

Sometimes, parts of a slowly-rising mountain suddenly rises REALLY fast, which is extra interesting. One of those plurals needs to be a singular. It turns out to be really hard to write a post nitpicking language without discrediting yourself with at least one error. It is known. Yours is that, in ...
by faunablues
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 12269

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

Ha, I like that this is a thinly veiled PSA about cat bites. To you doubters - penetrating cat bites are serious. The reason this isn't a public nuisance is Most people leave angry cats mostly alone Cats usually first try swatting/scratching (not generally serious) Might then bite at you but not int...
by faunablues
Sun May 01, 2016 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1674: "Adult"
Replies: 40
Views: 10877

Re: 1674: "Adult"

I don't think it can be timeless... Now the industrial revolution has resulted in many more children being provided for through childhood, receiving formal educations, and then (comparatively suddenly) being expected to be productive members of society. However, for the past few decades, I would ag...
by faunablues
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107356
Views: 51797627

Re: 1190: "Time"

I love how everyone is coming up with completely crazy theories from just two people sitting on a beach, and then building a sandcastle. Everything from the strip ending, to Randall is dying, to Randall's SO is dying, to they're expecting, to they've fucking miscarried ... Yeah it's all quite silly...
by faunablues
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1186: "Bumblebees"
Replies: 90
Views: 23223

Re: 1186: "Bumblebees"

How about: we use less than 10% of our brain power. Affirmed by TWO television shows I've recently watched (Fringe and The Dead Zone), therefore it must be true! Yes, because brain tissue is so easy to run that the body can afford to waste 90% of it... What is true is that we don't use all of our b...
by faunablues
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1174: "App"
Replies: 56
Views: 17108

Re: 1174: "App"

Oh man, this problem... I don't get how we can have had smartphones so long yet there's so many sites that either have terrible mobile versions or terrible apps. Some of the "apps" are just identical to the mobile site (why create an app?). Or even Facebook where viewing an update on a gro...
by faunablues
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1154: Resolution
Replies: 32
Views: 7680

Re: 1154: Resolution

Don't mind me, I'm just here to squee over the tiny stick-figure fist.

adorable
by faunablues
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1075: "Warning"
Replies: 112
Views: 30412

Re: 1075: "Warning"

I've only been driving a little over a year, and YES. It's really hard to grow numb to - here you are, in control/charge of a heavy machine going speeds far greater than you can. One wrong move, misjudgment, or just spacing out, and you could kill yourself or someone else. And it happens all the tim...
by faunablues
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 50750

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

What. Clearly:

a couple = 2
a few = 3
some = 4
several = 5
"a number" = ???

NO ONE ARGUE
by faunablues
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44554

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

Weeee a GOOHMR moment, sort of. I friggin love my fivefinger shoes. On my third pair. Before those, I had been running in regular running shoes. I got tendinitis once, and it kept coming back despite rest and NSAIDs. It got to the point that it hurt even just from a brisk walk, and so I gave myself ...
by faunablues
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1066: "Laundry"
Replies: 50
Views: 17635

Re: 1066: "Laundry"

Cervisiae Amatorem wrote:I never understood people who have trouble with laundry.

Buy a hamper that is the same size as your washer/dryer, when it fills up, go wash. Let it run while you surf reddit, go dry. Surf reddit, grab everything.



Only surf reddit during all this if you want a load of laundry to take 5 hours.
by faunablues
Mon May 21, 2012 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21384

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Mikkim wrote:I really like how Randall did the dude's beard, it makes him look like a teenager who doesn't have any hygiene.


and I like the girl's hair :D

Though I am disappoint about the typing onomatopoeia. Everyone knows it should be "toc toc."
by faunablues
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 275872

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

oh no a flounce!
seriously, can you be offended at the dig at "negging?" it's not about trying to pick up women in general (the non-BHG said to talk to them like human beings), it's about being a manipulative ass about it, like you're hunting game.
by faunablues
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23127

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

If the "too fat, too thin" poster actually meant "overweight, underweight," that also ignores the possibility that both characters are underweight or both are overweight. Unless the poster meant "heavier, lighter". Even with those terms, though, it makes the assumption ...
by faunablues
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0999: "Cougars"
Replies: 65
Views: 23265

Re: 0999: "Cougars"

huh, this is my first uncanny GOOMHR moment. My boyfriend and I have been mentally compiling a reasons-not-to-have-children list. Though if I recall correctly we're only on Reason Not To Have Children #52. This may have to be 53. I could also be reason #1 (don't worry, the list will get longer) of w...
by faunablues
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 36550

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

tuxedobob wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
joee wrote:Is that just a plastic bead necklace?

Mardi Gras beads, yes.


So a few minutes after I read this, I decided that the joke is that women get felt up at Mardi Gras? Is that the joke, or am I missing something else?


Women flash their breasts for Mardi Gras beads
by faunablues
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39750

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

It's not even so much about the weight they can hold, but the thinness of the plastic means that anything with an edge will just break through (like a container of tofu or even a box of cotton swabs, if there's enough other weight in there). If it's going to be over 5lb, I'd probably double-bag the ...
by faunablues
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39750

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

Agreed with jpk... they bag for you to get the line to move faster. It's also a courtesy. I worked for both Albertsons and Trader Joe's. At Albertson's, we had the crappiest plastic bags that would tear if you breathed on them, so there was always something like 3 items per bag - a real waste, and i...
by faunablues
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25426

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

The alt text is backwards. "drink FAST enough, and eliminate SLOWLY enough" would make more sense. Although I'm pretty sure this isn't possible anyway. You would probably die of water intoxication before reaching a steady-state. No it wouldn't. The idea is to be drinking continuously and ...
by faunablues
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25426

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

... except peeing faster wouldn't save your life from water intoxication. the kidney isn't going to filter faster just because your bladder is emptying faster; it does what it does.
by faunablues
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 38559

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

they can't patent a plant chemical. Tell that to Bayer. I think they'd be surprised to hear that none of their trademarks for Aspirin ever actually existed. Aspirin is not straight willow bark. They acetylated an active ingredient, making it possible to patent (I believe). (But the purpose of doing...
by faunablues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 86771

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

I never minded these stickers too much, but now there are so many that I kind of do.

But I did see a good one - it was a man and a woman with 11 cats.

I was seeing my future... :?
by faunablues
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20254

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

ah, i can relate to this. I always figured everyone who claims that "they didn't knock" was actually out of earshot or something, until I moved to an apartment where I had the couch pretty close to the front door. Knowing my package would arrive on a certain day, I'd make sure to do my stu...
by faunablues
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 35937

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

I've often felt this way, but less about wine (I don't drink so I haven't encountered wine connoisseurs), and more about coffee. I used to work for Starbucks, and my manager was totally into coffee tasting and all that jazz. I won't normally drink coffee without drowning it in other flavors first, b...
by faunablues
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 53686

Re: 0914: "Ice"

Those kidneys look... interesting. The tube-things should be coming out of the hilus, not the top. The arrangement made me think that they were maybe hearts, but I figure kidneys work better for the joke, sooooo... yeah.
by faunablues
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60293

Re: 0889: Turtles

Turtles do have it all figured out. When they bask in the sun, my turtles just stretch out their limbs and hang out. I have one who likes to "explore" my apartment, and when she encounters a human or cat, she pauses, extends her neck and raises her head, as to say "I am a turtle."...
by faunablues
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48430

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

Yes, I can so relate to this one. Sometimes I go to the osteopath lab at school (free therapy done by students!) and I feel like I have no good reference for the pain scale. I'm afraid if I give a "4" for my back/neck pain (no slipped discs or anything!) I look pretty wimpy, but on the oth...
by faunablues
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39771

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

So true. At my past two schools, the main site has been to irrelevant to students that there was a separate website for students. A while ago someone told me there was a picture of me in the slideshow on the front of the site. It turns out it had been there for four months... I stopped going to the ...
by faunablues
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72789

Re: " One Two" Discussion

I noticed that my liberal-arts-major friends always seemed to have more free time than the science/math ones. I didn't really mind the "extra" work though, because I'd rather read pages and pages of biology than write essays for a degree. It might not take as much time to write an essay (...
by faunablues
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72789

Re: " One Two" Discussion

I noticed that my liberal-arts-major friends always seemed to have more free time than the science/math ones. I didn't really mind the "extra" work though, because I'd rather read pages and pages of biology than write essays for a degree. It might not take as much time to write an essay (e...
by faunablues
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 40995

Re: "Workaround" discussion

i have a worse example... my mom couldn't figure out dragging & selecting windows within a web browser. I found this out when I was showing her a website, opened a new window for it, and she exclaimed "you made my page disappear!" I was trying to figure out how she was living in this c...
by faunablues
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0755: "Interdisciplinary"
Replies: 102
Views: 18643

Re: "Interdisciplinary" discussion (#755)

I recently started an "interprofessional" course at my school. The situation is this comic would be preferable. I think it's a "you had to be there" sort of thing. These types of programs always seem to sound great on paper, à la the Enlightenment, world peace, and whatnot. At le...
by faunablues
Mon May 17, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25959

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

Cal Engime wrote:Your eyeballs are sold to advertisers.


but what about the transplant part?
by faunablues
Mon May 17, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25959

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

I believe this is poking fun at roflcon and attempts to intellectualize internet culture. it was just a couple weeks ago, and on top of that in Cambridge, so... likely connection, right? I mean, if you look at their schedule, it's nothing but seminars on how the internetz/blogging/memes work. It's l...
by faunablues
Fri May 14, 2010 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 33246

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

I love this. The stick man, the way the room stretches from panel to panel, the death of Daft Punk...
by faunablues
Thu May 13, 2010 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43358

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

sometimes i think the reason why certain wiki articles are completely unclear and overly complicated is because the author/s does not actually know the subject... just read about it on the reference, and attempted to paraphrase in a wiki-style. e.g.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediastinum ok, so e...
by faunablues
Mon May 10, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0738: "Incision"
Replies: 42
Views: 16269

Re: "Incision" Discussion

the wikipedia edit was already reverted. apparently xkcd is not 'notable.' psssshh
by faunablues
Fri May 07, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 19733

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

Not all yogurts still contain live, active cultures at the time of purchase. There's a specific label for that. Though they're all made this way, the bacteria could have died in the processing after fermentation. Also, it would be easy to have a contaminant so long as the container was not originall...
by faunablues
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45249

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

The wiki for backslash has already been updated with the xkcd reference. Wow.
by faunablues
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115085

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

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