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by O-Deka-K
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 41387

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

CorruptUser wrote:Ok, how is "Thou shalt not weareth white garments after the Day of Labor" or "Suffer not the sandal to be worn with socks" racial/class issues?

Well, the first statement excludes whites.
by O-Deka-K
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12978

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Are "household tips" like life hacks? :wink:
by O-Deka-K
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 16482

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

"Gnome Ann gives me a crown. I pay the iron price." -- Balon Greyjoy
by O-Deka-K
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 41879

Re: 1474: "Screws"

Those are the fucking worst! I had to take one out to fix my PS3. But, the bit is too short to make it from screwdriver to the screw. So I'm sitting there trying to shove it in the hole with only my fingers. Then, it's in, I THINK, and I gotta get pliers to rotate the screw. Slip, put back in, turn...
by O-Deka-K
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1424: "En Garde"
Replies: 29
Views: 9554

Re: 1424: "En Garde"

The Moomin wrote:"What are you thinking?"
"You fight like a dairy farmer."

"How appropriate. You fight like a cow."
by O-Deka-K
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 41217

Re: Phoenix?

I noticed that one too. I don't know whether it means people in Phoenix are shoe-obsessed, people in Phoenix don't have sex much, or people in Phoenix don't have safe sex (or use other means of contraception). Compare the North Dakota one to the Phoenix one. Population of Phoenix, Arizona: 1.489 mi...
by O-Deka-K
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 40888

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

Experiment idea: ⋅ Obtain [firstname][lastname].com. e.g. johnsmith.com ⋅ Set your e-mail alias to gmail. e.g. gmail@johnsmith.com ⋅  See if anyone ever gets your e-mail right (besides robots). One way this problem can be dealt with is to use email filters. All of the o...
by O-Deka-K
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 22487

Re: 1258: First

WolfieMario wrote:* I'm now tempted to come up with an all-encompassing regex to catch all "First" variants.

Frosty Piss!
by O-Deka-K
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 46260

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

An example I read recently said that a particular company had made a quantum leap in income last year. My immediate thought was "Did their income actually increase by exactly $0.01?" But that's not at all what it meant; the writer was using "quantum" to mean "an unspecified...
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

mattcoz wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Klear wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:...
Who knows?

The answer is "Who knows."

The ex-president of the People's Republic knows? Is he on record as saying so? I think that needs a citation. Or do you mean the guy on first base?

The Guy's on second base!

What's on second

What's the guy's name on first base?
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

orthogon wrote:
Klear wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:...
Who knows?

The answer is "Who knows."

The ex-president of the People's Republic knows? Is he on record as saying so? I think that needs a citation. Or do you mean the guy on first base?

The Guy's on second base!
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Klear wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:
Klear wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:The answer is...
Who knows?

The answer is "Who knows."

No, it's just "The Doctor".

No. Doctor Watson!

That Sketch Has Been Abandoned
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Klear wrote:
O-Deka-K wrote:The answer is...
Who knows?

The answer is "Who knows."

No, it's just "The Doctor".
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Thanks, but I think my question might have been obscured rather than clarified by the punctuation. My point was that the programme should be called "Doctor Who ? ", not "Doctor Who". Without the question mark it strongly implies that "Dr Who" is the protagonist's name....
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46129

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

I didn't know any better. I guess I'm one of today's lucky 10,000. However, if this is correct (which I suppose I have to accept), why is the programme called "Doctor Who" and not "Doctor Who?"? Already mentioned, but since you also mentioned "lucky 10,000", I'll expla...
by O-Deka-K
Mon May 27, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 54763

Re: 0299: "Aerith Dies"

Hey, looks like someone resurrected this thread! Unlike Aeristhphbblt... So I read through the thread, and I noticed that a lot of people have some strange theories on where the name "Aerith" came from. It's her "original" Japanese name. I own the Japanese version of FFVII (it ca...
by O-Deka-K
Fri May 17, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 65749

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I've identified three super powers that I possess, all of them in the form of total immunity from conditions that seem to be widespread in the general population: male-pattern hair loss, seasickness, and ice-cream headache. I've hypothesized that everyone has superpowers, but most people don't know...
by O-Deka-K
Fri May 17, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 65749

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

Blowing people's minds is my evil genius super power. :twisted: :D I thought synaesthesia sounded like a super power until I realised I had it. I think it could be why I've always been good at spelling, and why I never made the mistake of writing my friend Sindy's name as Cindy (one name's orange a...
by O-Deka-K
Fri May 17, 2013 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 65749

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I agree with the previous posters, I would love to have synesthesia. Or at least try it out. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds I saw 96. So close, and yet so far. Is it good that I got close-ish, or bad that I missed? "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" "Six by nine. Forty two...
by O-Deka-K
Fri May 10, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40799

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

The thing that makes people laugh is the unexpected, or more specifically having one's expectations betrayed. This only works though if the audience is expecting something to happen in the first place. People can only predict events in a world that is familiar. Randomness makes people interested on...
by O-Deka-K
Mon May 06, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"
Replies: 50
Views: 15481

Re: 1208: "Footnote Labyrinths"

There are only two possible end results from the footnotes: True or Not True. Thus, the sentence is equivalent to:

"...we didn't find no evidence for it in our data."
by O-Deka-K
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 21218

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

ahammel wrote:The year is '94 and the code was raw
...snipped...
Hit me.

AWESOME
by O-Deka-K
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 21218

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

creaothceann wrote:Wait, did he just simply re-use Zawinski's quote and comic 927?


HarryUrashima wrote:"If you're having girl problems I fell bad for you son
I've got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one"


Huh. Maybe the joke is that Jamie Zawinsky == Jay-Z.
by O-Deka-K
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25754

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

Really? I've also always done this and can't even remember the last time I've gotten a funny look. Cashiers seem to be used to it, or at least encountered this enough times that they know exactly why extra change is being given to them. (Or at least this is the case in my area in NYC) Most cashiers...
by O-Deka-K
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 18910

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

In this way, ignoring it, is exactly the right thing to do. I typically give only as much ear time and stress time to any given situation as it would merit if I were in the other person's shoes. When the situation is significantly exaggerated beyond that limit, or (and especially) if there are obvi...
by O-Deka-K
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1120: "Blurring the Line"
Replies: 74
Views: 21073

Re: 1120 : "Blurring the Line"

Yikes, the lettering here has gone downhill. I'm not sure why it seems particularly off, but "LINE" looks a lot like "UNE". Is it just me? Maybe I just need some sleep. Yeah, your eyes must be blurry. On a serious note, this is pretty normal in comics. There was a legend about c...

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