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by peewee_RotA
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 2715

Re: 1904: Research Risks

I feel like this one was made in a hurry: As far as movies are concerned, palaeontology is the one that always gets used by some evil guy to make dinosaurs or summon a demon, and then it escapes. As far as real life is concerned, here are a list of disasters that are not really given their due in th...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 4278

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Someday, some big historical event will happen during the DST changeover, and all the tick-tock articles chronicling how it unfolded will have to include a really annoying explanation next to their timelines. I actually doubt it will be all that complicated. When the missile went over Japan last we...
by peewee_RotA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 2322

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

So his backpack gets lighter when the backup batteries are almost empty, right?
by peewee_RotA
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 5192

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

We call them Nazis now because that's what they are. People arguing for the elimination of a race or other "undesirables" are not simply people I disagree with, they are Nazis. Even if they choose to call themselves alt-right, a real example of changing labels as propaganda. This is a won...
by peewee_RotA
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62016

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I just think that this forum should stay non-political, and I think that it's a mistake for all famous people to polarize themselves like this. Trump was a famous person (who was not a politician).... Stopped by for a nice, apolitical comic... and yeah. Cue stupid political arguments and a bunch of...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62016

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Not sure whether to read that as wry humor or scathing sarcasm... :wink: And not sure why you'd choose me to carry that banner. I really considered just never explaining this, and leaving you with a lifetime of doubt and nagging suspicion. I just think that this forum should stay non-political, and...
by peewee_RotA
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62016

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

cupric wrote:...One of the biggest problems in American politics is using disagreement as an excuse to slander and isolate those on the other side of an issue...


Is it too late to vote for Cupric for president? I wish that the rest of the country understood this.
by peewee_RotA
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 23849

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Totally redeemed for homestarrunner reference
by peewee_RotA
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 62016

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Stopped by for a nice, apolitical comic... and yeah. Cue stupid political arguments and a bunch of people being ass hats. Cya in a few weeks.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 9102

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

More likely scenario for last one. The whole of all XKCD fans attempting to prove him wrong.

https://what-if.xkcd.com/13/
by peewee_RotA
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1731: "Wrong"
Replies: 42
Views: 7559

Re: 1731: "Wrong"

This joke is anti-humor
by peewee_RotA
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1701: "Speed and Danger"
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: 1701: "Speed and Danger"

I'm pretty sure that if you introduce that much rocket fuel to ANY sport it will be just as dangerous.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 63
Views: 9170

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

This one is really funny, but having just watched the exact same joke on You, Me, and the Apocalypse (presented as an unrealistic bit of drama for the episode) sort of makes it a bit less fun.
by peewee_RotA
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"
Replies: 43
Views: 7560

Re: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"

We suddenly stopped getting messages when Google Wave shut down
by peewee_RotA
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1625: Substitutions 2
Replies: 33
Views: 6963

Re: 1625: Substitutions 2

Totally missed this comic until now... but anyway my super simple text substitution page is now updated for both lists:

http://zeliepa.net/misc/translate/
by peewee_RotA
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1618: "Cold Medicine"
Replies: 32
Views: 7094

Re: 1618: "Cold Medicine"

JUST GIMME ONE OF EVERY KIND OF COLD MEDICINE YOU NEED ID TO BUY


I'm trying to think of a medicine that requires you to capture a rodent in your bare hands, bite into it raw, and then growl at everyone around to let them know it's yours.

Perhaps Thorazine?
by peewee_RotA
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1592: "Overthinking"
Replies: 26
Views: 5002

Re: 1592: "Overthinking"

I'm certainly frustrated with the fact that in the past few years nobody seems to understand recency illusions anymore.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 12745

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

This one is a romance novel in which we see Frankenstein marry Shelley.
by peewee_RotA
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"
Replies: 86
Views: 14605

Re: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"

I tried this but the Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes keeps fighting with the Dr. Who plot that ruined Weeping Angels.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 36636

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

orthogon wrote: You wouldn't say "that shelf bracket is a bit fast"


Unless it's been fastened in place.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 36636

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I'm pleased at how far this conversation got. My two cents, which I hope mirrors other opinions. This used to bother me until I realized that "could care less" is sarcastic whereas "couldn't care less" is sternly specific. The stern version provides a specific effect but it's mor...
by peewee_RotA
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 94112

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Perhaps I'm missing something, but were the results made public yet?
by peewee_RotA
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 94112

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I sadly have to admit that I could only think of one animal off the top of my head (Eric Burdon). I hope it was okay to google the rest.
by peewee_RotA
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 11693

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

The infamous Nova clocks in at exactly half that (-24.75). You know, Chevy did release a car under that name in America but it flopped because it translated to "Don't go, please. Stop." in English. Anyways, shouldn't this mean the best name for a car is any number of 'X's in a row and not...
by peewee_RotA
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 11693

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

Chevy NOPE (-49.5)
by peewee_RotA
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29828621

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just wanted to say that I'm extremely happy that this thread continues.

To never being out of Time!
by peewee_RotA
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1565: "Back Seat"
Replies: 20
Views: 5199

Re: 1565: "Back Seat"

Hang on, let me scare the live raccoon over to the same side of the dead one.


Hang on, Randal just has to clear a few things out of his grammar.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1535: "Words for Pets"
Replies: 40
Views: 9138

Re: 1535: "Words for Pets"

So that's why I can remember the name of all of the mayflies I ever had.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 21584

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

Pfhorrest wrote:
jeanrenaud wrote:a SQL attack

I just realized you can tell whether someone pronounces SQL correctly or not by observing which indefinite article they use before it, "a" or "an".


Still gathering data. The findings are not definite.
by peewee_RotA
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 12360

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

That's because only Hitler and his cronies would make somebody use DOS. :mrgreen: Sound's like someone took a ride in DOS Boot! XKCD threads are a bit different in that a thread about Hitler will eventually devolve into an argument about operating systems or some such. BTW, this quote is amazing an...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 12360

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

Andries wrote:It's a point about politics.


...and thus the thread was lost forever. Well it was fun while it lasted. Have fun exploding with the politics of a completely unrelated subject.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 12360

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

I always misdeportmantify the word bromance into bromide + romance , bromide being the substance allegedly given to soldiers to suppress their sex drive. It makes me think of a sort of chaste, saccharin relationship or perhaps of a prim, bowdlerised romantic novel. I think Home Star Runner beat you...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 12360

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

http://zeliepa.net/misc/bromance/

You're welcome


....
And if you want to bromancify another article
http://zeliepa.net/misc/bromance/bromance
by peewee_RotA
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie Tabletop Games
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: Indie Tabletop Games

I totally had trouble finding it as well at first:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=55042&start=120
by peewee_RotA
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indie Tabletop Games
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Indie Tabletop Games

I posted a while back about my own indie game, Timeless the RPG. I've finally got it formatted and up for download :D http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/130093/Timeless-the-RPG--Basic-Manual?manufacturers_id=6849 It's a free game that is CC:BY, so anyone can create supplements and sell them based...
by peewee_RotA
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 21524

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

I was wondering where the section labeled "Porn Stash" was, but then I saw the Kazaa folder.

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ ... kphoto.jpg
by peewee_RotA
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2013 XKCD Store Images
Replies: 19
Views: 6401

2013 XKCD Store Images

They have been changing pretty frequently with some very funny options. How should that be handled. Does each get a thread? Am I not the first one to ask? Will Rocky and Bullwinkle escape certain doom?
by peewee_RotA
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 15084

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Based on measuring the graph on my monitor not owning a tv became normal in 1981? Huh?

That would require at least 3 jokes form Back to the Future had not made sense at the time.
by peewee_RotA
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 32690

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

A thought on simplifying the various sealed container mixing apparatuses. Instead of using a device inside the container to do the stirring, requiring some sort of means of transferring power into the sealed vessel, use the vessel itself to do the stirring. Construct a vessel with, for example, pad...
by peewee_RotA
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 32690

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

Oh and while I'm waiting, most impatiently, for the next What If?, I thought I'd share what I found out in that strange e-mail exchange. Regular stirring blades in industrial applications don't normally generate much heat. The best I can tell is that the volume of material is huge compared to the bl...

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