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by Lewton
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 28129

Re: 1333: First Date

Could anyone who knows pokemon compare how well RNG plays Pokemon is faring compared to TPP?

http://www.twitch.tv/rngplayspokemon
by Lewton
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1270: Functional
Replies: 171
Views: 47203

Re: 1270: Functional

da Doctah wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:Solipsists make the best functional programmers.
Hey, I'm as solipsistic as the next guy.


What next guy?
by Lewton
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51211

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

Yeah, playing the games herself is *one* way to get the proper context, but it's far from the only way. Feel free to share something relevant to this discussion that can *only* be understood by playing the game oneself, but in the absence of such, "Mass effect isn't about lesbian sex" is ...
by Lewton
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1242: "Scary Names"
Replies: 111
Views: 29069

Re: 1242: "Scary Names"

Grey goo refers to something way scarier than flesh eating bacteria... Grey goo does exactly what flesh eating bacteria does, and so much more!


Edit: Ok, I guess technically flesh eating bacteria are scarier than grey goo because of the fact that they actually exist.... But still!
by Lewton
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 21394

Re: Virus Venn Diagram

This comic is nonsense. I don't disagree with the premise that there are viruses out there that are not meant to be found, and probably won't be found but there's a very real class of very in your face visible viruses, like the fake anti-virus popups that try to convince you you need to pay 30 bucks...
by Lewton
Wed May 09, 2012 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 41171

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

Being able to recognize and say "I don't know" is one of the things most lacking in people. We're afraid of the reactions we'll get out of other people. We believe that we're experts in our fields, so we must know what is happening. We like to believe that any answer, even an incorrect on...
by Lewton
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27062

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

We're no strangers to controversy. You know the rules and so do I. A full commitment's what I'm thinking of. You wouldn't get this from any other symposium. I just wanna tell you ... It's time to talk about the fact that Orion clearly has a dong. I'm so relieved I'm not the only one who's brain wen...
by Lewton
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34552

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

I have a feeling this would pollute quite a bit
by Lewton
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 33769

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

I usually just take a quick glance around where i'm sitting and pick two items and put their names together, which has resulted in brilliant names like

"shoecup", "pencilbook", "pantsbottle" and so on
by Lewton
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45426

Re: 0880: "Headache"

Not the only site with a 3d themed aprils fool joke!

http://www.grooveshark.com

That one is even more headache enducing :p
by Lewton
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 41860

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

I don't want to block various sites, because I still want to access them sometimes. What I want is to break the habit of clicking on them in a moment of weakness. That's what StayFocusd helps me with, you don't block sites completely. You set an amount of time you allow yourself to "waste"...
by Lewton
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 41860

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

This comic actually made me laugh, that's pretty rare

and the alt text might not be funny but it does offer a plausible solution to many peoples procrastination problems.

Me, I just use Stay focusd
by Lewton
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 42117

Re: 0855: "1999"

Zombocom hasn't changed since it's inception

Why would it? it's perfect

(but yeah, sound is needed)
by Lewton
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 42117

Re: 0855: "1999"

Randall, you're 10 years too early http://xkcd.com/286/


Proud to say I knew what site this was about halfway through the second panel
by Lewton
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smoking - Harms within minutes
Replies: 42
Views: 3991

Re: Smoking - Harms within minutes

^ Beat me to the punch

E-cigs arguably looks cooler than normal cigarettes... .. At least if you're techgeek
Spoiler:
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by Lewton
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0844: "Good Code"
Replies: 100
Views: 28631

Re: 0844: "Good Code"

There's no such thing as good code
only good enough
by Lewton
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0842: "Mark"
Replies: 108
Views: 45128

Re: 0842: "Mark"

I googled "pen fifteen"
then i facepalmed
then I laughed out loud
by Lewton
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87966

Re: 0806: Tech Support

@People complaining about white knighting...
While I can see where you're coming from in general.
Aiming your fury at this particular comment seems pretty daft.
As this comic is basically depicting a male nerds wet dream.
Of COURSE the techie is female :p
by Lewton
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 43888

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I thought todays comic was great
BUT
Really, Randall, did you REALLY have to continue your trend with making the alt text more and more obvious?
The alt text for this comic EXPLAINS THE JOKE IN THE PANEL
What the fuck?
by Lewton
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 26455

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

lsdigit wrote:actually maybe it is a hidden pun, metaphor lunch!, geddit, she's making the food, so they 'metaphor lunch'. No. No. sorry.


I laughed way too hard at this
by Lewton
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.
Replies: 228
Views: 73358

Re: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.

This would be great for killing insects
by Lewton
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 114952

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

graatz wrote:
graatz wrote:Akk, is it just my imagination, or are more one-liners still being added to the script??


Not only that, but the jokes are changing.
Spoiler:
"go down" used to say "On our first date?" Now it says "You cannot go down."

:evil:


mine still says "on our first date?"
by Lewton
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Income Distribution By Religion
Replies: 47
Views: 6647

Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

Zamfir wrote:
iop wrote:
tzvibish wrote:All I have to say is "Go Jews!"

I'd say that Hindus are doing even better.


Not really. A lot of Indians get to the US on visa where "earning loads of money" is a requisite to even get the visum.


That doesn't change, that going by that chart, the Hindus seem to be doing better
by Lewton
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama v House Republicans -- AMAZING`
Replies: 40
Views: 4594

Re: Obama v House Republicans -- AMAZING`

My point was Obama's bald-face lie that he did not attack the Republicans for offering "no ideas and no solutions," so I wouldn't call him a master of facts, nor would I call that a particular smack as the article had. "I don't think I said that." is now a bald-faced lie? What?...
by Lewton
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad?
Replies: 93
Views: 8831

Re: Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad?

smw543 wrote:The obvious solution, of course, is to run a counter-ad based on Donohue and Levitt's findings (made famous in Freakonomics) that legalized abortions reduce the crime rate (PDF).


No, the obvious solution would be to run a counter-ad with the tag line "What if Hitler was aborted".
by Lewton
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google phases out IE6 support.
Replies: 39
Views: 4664

Re: Google phases out IE6 support.

I think it's great and all, but I can't help but think "4 years? That's where you should be phasing out IE7!"
by Lewton
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 26066

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

When I heard the name, I thought it was a joke
by Lewton
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: French MPs Promote Discrimination Against Muslim Women
Replies: 96
Views: 9911

Re: French MPs Promote Discrimination Against Muslim Women

On a side note between the minaret ban and this are european countries jockeying for the title of most likely to be a target of a terrorist attack? The US has the early lead and then the dutch cartoonist was coming on strong but could there be a late surge from western europe? Don't you mean danish...
by Lewton
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0690: "Semicontrolled Demolition"
Replies: 158
Views: 33526

Re: "Semicontrolled Demolition" Discussion

In poor taste. I have read every xkcd, and have never felt that any had crossed 'the line' but todays was not funny and was a bad idea. There are many awful people in the world who will take this out of context and it was stupid to write it. Please go back to writing good funny stuff. Politics are ...
by Lewton
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This will entertain you...
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: This will entertain you...

I feel you missed the point... These aren't links to studies
by Lewton
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 46695

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

What a laughably flawed study
by Lewton
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health care bill's final stretch in the Senate?
Replies: 73
Views: 4283

Re: Health care bill's final stretch in the Senate?

Maybe if you could write a law that said "Don't be a dick" and actually be able to enforce it.. then sure
by Lewton
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Health care bill's final stretch in the Senate?
Replies: 73
Views: 4283

Re: Health care bill's final stretch in the Senate?

What about a 3rd option, regulating the companies? Somehow, pass a set of laws that keeps them from being dicks, but at the same time not forcing you to buy something. Writing laws to keep corporations from being dicks is kinda like DRM. There'll always be a way around it. And corporations are grea...
by Lewton
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Balloon Boy' parents sentenced to jail
Replies: 16
Views: 2256

Re: 'Balloon Boy' parents sentenced to jail

prison seems a bit harsh, especially 90 days. 10 days each, or something like that would be more than enough
A huge fine would be way more fitting
by Lewton
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19711

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

http://www.golem.de/0509/40252-sed_1.gif Dear Canon: Still waiting, you assholes! I want my 100,000:1 "on screen" contrast ratio (not the LCD inflated 10x "dynamic" contrast ratio). /Still using a crappy LCD with 6 dead pixels, waiting in anticipation. //Would still be using a C...
by Lewton
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: snOMG HE'S GOT A GUN!
Replies: 30
Views: 4579

Re: Cop brings gun to snowball fight. Hilarity ensues.

The only thing more ridiculous than this story, is the comments on that article.. Damn,,, They're like youtube level bad
by Lewton
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Auschwitz "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign stolen
Replies: 79
Views: 5578

Re: Auschwitz "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign stolen

I was gonna say... Me!
Until I read how big it was.. Damn...
by Lewton
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Army bans pregnancy in combat zones.
Replies: 47
Views: 4768

Re: Army bans pregnancy

There's also a myth that the allied military carried XXL condoms labeled as being small so that, if they were killed/captured, the axis troops would feel...puny (somehow I doubt its true, all that latex could have gone to far better use). The point wasn't to carry condoms just so the axis troops wo...
by Lewton
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bernanke is TIME person of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 2071

Re: Bernanke is TIME person of the year

Not to mention, outside of USA absolutely noone cares about Sarah Palin, and she has zero influence. Haven't seen a news story about her here since the election (Not even a small mention in the world news section)
by Lewton
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Christmas Number One: RATM versus X-Factor
Replies: 34
Views: 3668

Re: UK Christmas Number One: RATM versus X-Factor

Personally i think a far more worthy cause would be the Bob Dylan Christmas Album which has the proceeds going to charity (and has the added benefit of actually being y'know, about Christmas). Does anyone know if the members of Rage are going to be donating the money raised to charity? ¨ They are. ...

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