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by senor_cardgage
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 5797

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

jozwa wrote:
You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.


I'm not sure what this means. A reference to the name of the comic (xkcd)?


Or maybe, just maybe, it's fhqwhgads.

One other one to add to the list:

Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;--
by senor_cardgage
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1587: "Food Rule"
Replies: 86
Views: 12030

Re: 1587: "Food Rule"

Y'know what's just as speciesist as considering some other creature fit to be eaten? Assuming that just because we feel horror at the thought of being eaten it must be the same for everything else. The late Douglas Adams had an idea that more people should consider: suppose the cow/pig/chicken/oyst...
by senor_cardgage
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 11655

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

orthogon wrote:for a European, ordering food in the US is a wonderful experience until the novelty wears off.


That, or until you realize that the amount of money you have to pay is more than the price listed on any menu.
by senor_cardgage
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 11655

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

So here's my question 1581 comics/3 a week = 527 weeks. 10 years = 520 weeks. That's 21 extra comic. There's a couple of leap days in there so 19. Then you have 1337 ( https://xkcd.com/341/ ) which if I remember was posted over a week so that's minus 2. What are those extra 17 comics from? A year i...
by senor_cardgage
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 11655

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

Don't know why there's any confusion about Chuck E. Cheese's. Chuck E. Cheese is the name of the giant mouse, and it's his restaurant, hence Chuck E. Cheese's. One big turning point for me growing up was when I went into Chuck E. Cheese's with a friend, and it no longer seemed fun. I think that day ...
by senor_cardgage
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 11655

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

It's funny. I was just reading an article on this ruling. After that, the very next page I visit is XKCD, and I see this.

GOOMHR
by senor_cardgage
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 116822

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

The question that asks how old are you doesn't specify a unit of measure.

Anyway, not wanting to give a round number of years, I decided to calculate my age to the day. I'm exactly 12,000 days old today.
by senor_cardgage
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 13800

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

LaughingTulkas wrote:The reference to FHQWAGADS is making me WAY more happy than it should.


I came here to say exactly the same thing. In fact, I stopped reading the comic and went straight to the forum. Also, it's fhqwhgads.
by senor_cardgage
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"
Replies: 41
Views: 12368

Re: 1570: "Engineer Syllogism"

XKCD #1570 wrote:title="The less common, even worse outcome: "3: [everyone in the financial system] WOW, where did all my money just go?""



I disagree with this being less common. Seems to happen every few years or so.
by senor_cardgage
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"
Replies: 29
Views: 6277

Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

RANDALL GET OUT OF MY HEAD!! So in the past few days I've been trying to schedule an in person meeting among 3 teams and 10 different people sometime over the next couple months. I offered 16 different time choices and there is not one time that all people are available. Well there is one time when...
by senor_cardgage
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 5466

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

Copper Bezel wrote:
Title wrote:WARNING: This item was aged by the same inexorable passage of time that also produces nuts.



Processes nuts, not "produces" nuts.
by senor_cardgage
Wed May 13, 2015 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 12885

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

Every time someone hides title text in a spoiler tag, an angel loses its wings.
by senor_cardgage
Fri May 08, 2015 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1522: "Astronomy"
Replies: 31
Views: 6468

Re: 1522: "Astronomy"

Maybe beret guy is just trying to start a campfire by focusing the starlight onto a single point using the magnifying glass. Kinda like how they do it with the sun, only this time with the light of a thousand suns (albeit millions of times farther away).
by senor_cardgage
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"
Replies: 70
Views: 22041

Re: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"

What if it's one of those cartoon flagpoles that bends so much that it flings you back upwards, so you don't even have to swing around?
by senor_cardgage
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 53779

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Sadly, I spent more than two seconds on this. On my iPhone, I went to the accessibility menu and selected "invert colors" and the dress turned white/gold (with the dark parts becoming white, and the blue parts becoming gold). Still, this is one of those "I just don't get the internet&...
by senor_cardgage
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1488: "Flowcharts"
Replies: 91
Views: 20628

Re: 1488: "Flowcharts"

The "Data or Axis" box in the upper-right actually gives you "Line" and "Axis" as options.
by senor_cardgage
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0128: "Zippo Phone"
Replies: 24
Views: 11006

Re: What-If 0128: "Zippo Phone"

Anybody else think he missed a perfect opportunity to nest footnotes within footnotes with items 1, 2, 3 and 4?
by senor_cardgage
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 11891

Re: 1469: "UV"

No complaints yet about the wrapping of the alt text in a spoiler tag? Or not adding OP's own comments to the thread.

People must still be recovering from New Year celebrations.
by senor_cardgage
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 38906

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

Copper Bezel wrote:Yeah, but while we could assume some uniformity in the speed of the harvesters, it's very unlikely that humans' running speeds would be so uniform.


I saw no reference to humans in that chart.
by senor_cardgage
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 38906

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

Pfhorrest wrote:You got the quote attribution wrong, and also that doesn't solve the problem, which is that logically you cannot run for 27 seconds if you only have 24 seconds of life in which to do it.


The 24-second clock starts ticking after the 27-second head start.
by senor_cardgage
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1445: "Efficiency"
Replies: 40
Views: 11718

Re: 1445: "Efficiency"

I would say that this same chart can also apply to cost, in addition to time.

Option A: $100
Option B: $110
Cost to do all the studies and reports justifying choosing A over B: $200.
by senor_cardgage
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1420: "Watches"
Replies: 88
Views: 18363

Re: 1420: "Watches"

I'm a lifelong wristwatch wearer, and feel naked without one. Having said that, using a phone to tell the time has the great advantage that it can be synchronised automatically via the network so it's actually the correct time. My wristwatch kind of does that, it picks up the LF radio time signal t...
by senor_cardgage
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 10068

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

Whenever I'm on the phone, I just bang on a keyboard randomly. One day, I'm going to write Shakespeare, but we'll just have to settle for this forum post for now.
by senor_cardgage
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17959

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

And so I agree completely with this comic. Quantity doesn't automatically mean quality, but it does increase the likelihood of quality. I disagree with this point. See example: news reporting. Quantity may increase the likelihood that quality exists somewhere, but if not done properly, it actually ...
by senor_cardgage
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 17959

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

If that's true someone explain to me why I see "you're/your" used wrong EVERY DAY. That's not an abbreviation, it's a chronic mistake. Sure, I'll accept that we're on average better than we used to be... but that just makes me sick over just HOW ILLITERATE people used to be on average. In...
by senor_cardgage
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"
Replies: 32
Views: 8094

Re: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"

dalcde wrote:No citations at all?



How about this?
by senor_cardgage
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 30115

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

I just saw this comic referenced on the CBC home page.
by senor_cardgage
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0090: "Great Tree, Great Axe"
Replies: 55
Views: 11174

Re: What-If 0090: "Great Tree, Great Axe"

But if all the people are this one lumberjack, where do the cops come from? Cops are people too! No. The poem says that all the men were one man. So, clearly women are excluded (and therefore, all the cops are women). Now, if we take "men" in the generic sense to include all mankind (i.e....
by senor_cardgage
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 22738

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

Title text: If data fail's the Teacher's t test you can just force it to take the test again until it passes. I'm trying to make sense of this. Fail obviously possesses something (the Teacher's t test belongs to fail, I guess), but I can't get the rest of the sentense to make sense using fail's as ...
by senor_cardgage
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1328: "Update"
Replies: 54
Views: 12767

Re: 1328: "Update"

The complaint upthread about corporate IT pushing out updates reminds me of something really annoying from a previous employer of mine. I forget the name of the program (Patchlink, maybe) they used to push out updates, but it would give you a pop-up window saying "suchandsuch needs to be update...
by senor_cardgage
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1319: "Automation"
Replies: 58
Views: 15328

Re: 1319: "Automation"

Seems to go along with this one quite nicely: http://xkcd.com/1205/
by senor_cardgage
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 15815

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

Pretty interesting, but he could have proofread the thing one more time before posting.
by senor_cardgage
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 37340

What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

Phone Keypad I use one of those old phones where you type with numbers—for example, to type "Y", you press 9 three times. Some words have consecutive letters on the same number. When they do, you have to pause between letters, making those words annoying to type. What English word has the...
by senor_cardgage
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 36997

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/71/tea_stir.png At least the tea cup wasn't half empty Classic! Examining the splatterings, I believe I see a map of an elongated Germany drooling on its neighbors to the south (this also looks like the head of a dog, similarly drooling), a hat with a stick through it...
by senor_cardgage
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 38587

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

dp2 wrote:I miss Homestar Runner.

There are probably people here who are too young to remember its heyday.


I have no idea who you're talking about.
by senor_cardgage
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58533

Re: 1196: "Subways"

CharlieBing wrote:I wandered through this thread and didn't see this wonderful global homage to Harry Beck that was the cover to a book about subway maps... wonderful stuff.


Dude got Chicago and Minneapolis switched. That calls into question the legitimacy of the entire map.
by senor_cardgage
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58533

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Surprised nobody has pointed out his cheating of the Chicago-LA connection (no, not counting the Forest Park-Pasadena bus that runs every 15 minutes). He connected LA's Purple Line to Chicago, but the line in Chicago he used is actually the Pink Line, not the Purple Line.
by senor_cardgage
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 11189

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

I'm told that if you wait a billion years, this comic will change to something different.
by senor_cardgage
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 23108

Re: 1181: "PGP"

This coming reminds me of a signature that someone has on a yahoo group to which I am subscribed:

..Without this signature, any email received from this account without this
signature is not valid....
by senor_cardgage
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0031: "FedEx Bandwidth"
Replies: 57
Views: 16060

Re: What-If 0031: FedEx Bandwidth

But clearly we're also assuming that FedEx itself never grows. Is that a realistic assumption?

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