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by cparker15
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88760

Re: 0806: Tech Support

I'm officially in love with this comic.
by cparker15
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18329

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

This comic wasn't funny. Everyone does realize this, right? This is just a random anecdote that a large amount of movies have played on and real people think about. I am very disappointed. Sure, it's great GOOMHR material, but this is the first time it's way over the top for me. This is on the leve...
by cparker15
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39382

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Cheleus wrote:Gosh... This thing happens to me all the time too. Even more weird, it's not only the older generation people but many of my wife's girlfriends and even some of my friends who keep doing that. :|

Your wife has girlfriends and they're not your girlfriends, too? Hopefully, you at least get to watch!
by cparker15
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 25192

Re: "Sample" discussion (#780)

"The Glass Prison" by Dream Theater is one of my favorite songs, but it has a sound effect of a car crash in it. Not good to listen to while driving. Now I know I've been spending too much time on Stack Overflow... I was just looking for the button to upvote you. I love Dream Theater! I e...
by cparker15
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83901

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Alt attribute: She's a perfectly nice lady from a beautiful city, and there's no reason to be mean just because she thinks a quarterback is a river in Egypt. Uhm. The alt attribute on the image is "Savannah Ancestry". You quoted the title attribute. But isn't some of it just obviously tru...
by cparker15
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0771: "Period Speech"
Replies: 107
Views: 40577

Re: "Period Speech" discussion (#771)

Yeah, I have a friend who gets mildly irritated about people trying to use "thou" to sound formal, when it is the familiar term, and "you" is the formal. He asserts that all his letters to his girlfriend make proper use of thou, and I have no reason to disbelieve him. I've been ...
by cparker15
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44600

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I feel that a link to this video is in order: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q I've never experienced the chap, thank God. Speaking to arrogant, self-important politicians (I know, that's a tautology) as if they're unruly-children-who-might-be-good-if-only-they'd-listen-and-sit-still-for-...
by cparker15
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 26023

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

ThemePark wrote:Yo dawg, I heard you like dependency, so I put a dependency class in your dependency class, so you can depend while you depend.

Old meme is old.

...D'oh!
by cparker15
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 60048

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

Tangentially, I'm reminded of the Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" when Kirk says of the planet Cheron, That's in the southern half of the galaxy, isn't it? (since, obviously, racial prejudice only occurs in the South). Second paragraph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
by cparker15
Tue May 04, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 21031

Re: "Floor" Discussion

I'm honestly not sure if I played "the floor is lava" when I was a kid. We did play "don't touch the stones," seeing as our playground was of the type with large wooden structures surrounded by the tiny stones that always got in your shoes. I guess we just weren't that creative....
by cparker15
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45855

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

I guess I'm an oddball. I start backslashes at the top and slashes at the bottom. If I were to put a backslash and slash next to each other, I would write them like a V or a checkmark with a space in the middle: \ / As far as I know, everyone I know writes these two characters the same way: left-to-...
by cparker15
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 34172

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

Compare this to comic 676 , in which he intentionally makes computers sound complex and serious... now they're just "rectangles" with blinking lights. What's the point of this? That it's not the purpose that computers serve that's important, but the means by which they serve that purpose?...
by cparker15
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50884

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

rwald wrote:
BlueNight wrote:BTW, here's some 2D porn: l l l l

I prefer my women taller: | | | |

Edit: Apparently this was my 111st post. I find that strangely appropriate.

Well, I prefer mine tall and thick: | | | |

BBWs rule.
by cparker15
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 24286

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

neoliminal wrote:I wrote a short story about a man who figures out time travel and in order to make sure he doesn't fcuk up anything he has a yearly meeting with himself.

I would like to read said short story. Did you publish it anywhere?
by cparker15
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32562

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

I imagine the derivation went something like this: Assume P ^ ~P. - Then 7+2 = 9, and 72/9 = 8. - Now assume for contradiction that Mrs. Lenhart's phone number is not 978-448-6872. -- But then P ^ ~P, contradiction! - Thus Mrs. Lenhart's phone number must be 978-448-6872. I think you have the wrong...
by cparker15
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 26521

Re: "Trimester" discussion

Pen_Bird wrote:"Now open one of your mouths..." -- ______

C-;

Just stay away from my human horn!
by cparker15
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 24151

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

HOLY CRAP!!!

My second son was born the day this comic was published.

RANDALL, GET OUT OF MY EVERYTHING!!!
by cparker15
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0668: "Pandora"
Replies: 93
Views: 31993

Re: "Pandora" Discussion

Enkerli wrote:Why would anyone be embarrassed by music?
Among all forms of discrimination (and there are several), playlistism is possibly the silliest.

I think this about sums it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8hH28E2Jbo
by cparker15
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80466

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Phew, that was close! It's a good thing most people around me in my open office environment are at a meeting!

/me shakes his fist at Randall.
by cparker15
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29902

Re: "Skins" Discussion

I don't get it. Okay, I get the comic. I even thought it was funny (although I didn't think people still actually used LiveJournal). I'm aware of the existence of furries, although I thought it was just a sexual fetish until consulting with Wikipedia just now. Now that I have a better understanding ...
by cparker15
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56464

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

neoliminal wrote:To the people who keep saying they are going to make this into the desktop background for their parents/aunts/grandparents/guncles.... here's what that looks like:


<snip/>

GAAAHHHH! MY EYES!

RealPlayer...
Netscape Navigator?!

It's like a nightmare from the '90's!
by cparker15
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59611

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

The fact that some of you also spend a lot of time acting like condescending jerks isn't all that endearing either Says the person acting like a condescending jerk. I started to post a long rant about how people have different tastes in humor, and how maybe you shouldn't expect to long onto the fan...
by cparker15
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 43058

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

This comic brings back great memories of my childhood, sitting in the computer lab at the Apple ][e. There was never enough time to get very far, so I always left the computer lab wanting more.

I can't believe I haven't played this game since then. Something must be done!!!
by cparker15
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 42712

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

cellocgw wrote:Is it just me, or did anyone else see the title and think, "Cool: a comic about how to make yourself safe from people assaulting you with (bad) Haiku"?

It's not just you. This is also what I thought at first.

To be Haiku-proof
Safe from bad syllabic verse
How I yearn for that
by cparker15
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 42712

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

A meta haiku:
A haiku about haiku.
[insert punch line here]
by cparker15
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 88066

Re: Guest Comics! xkcd outside of xkcd.com

http://imgs.xkcd.com/ibm/ibm_hc_1.png Comic Link: http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2009/08/1998.html Alt Text: xkcd smarter healthcare comic Title Text: There is none! Hilarious! Lemme guess... custom handwriting-style font? Note: The comic page at asmarterplanet.com has commenting built into it. EDI...
by cparker15
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31724

Re: "Superlative" discussion

I am the least interesting man in the world. ... :( When I finished reading this comic, I became pretty paranoid, because I thought Randall was singling me out. Although I don't think I've ever had a full beer. And instead of French, it's Italian and German. And instead of four blog posts, it's jus...
by cparker15
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0617: "Understocked"
Replies: 115
Views: 23070

Re: "Understocked" Discussion

the actual chemical alcohol in different beverages may have the same effect, but the beverages themselves can be different, since they aren't just pure alcohol or even just alcohol and water. For example no matter how much I love it, I can't drink spiced rum. It affects me in crazy ways. Depends on...
by cparker15
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 26377

Re: "Lease" Discussion

Today's comic sums up my everyday life. If I could somehow manage it, I'd stay home all day and do fun things. Instead, I have a mortgage to pay and mouths to feed. What the... People still use checkbooks? What's a "checkbook"? Seriously, though, all of my bills are either paid automatical...
by cparker15
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0561: "Well"
Replies: 187
Views: 54154

Re: "Well" Discussion

xkcd wrote:There's no solid evidence Dvorak's better than QWERTY. The standard histories are urban legends.

Image
by cparker15
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0554: "Not Enough Work"
Replies: 129
Views: 26417

Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Randall, get out of my head!!! ⋅ I'm currently learning how to type in Dvorak. ⋅ I always set up Gopher on my Web servers (the ones I have root access to, anyway). Just in case. ⋅ I'm borderline obsessive about making my pages XHTML-strict-compliant. ⋅ I have ...
by cparker15
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0547: "Simple"
Replies: 121
Views: 23950

Re: "Simple" Discussion

dennisw wrote:<grunt>

I'm sorry, sir, but I'm afraid you're going to have to leave.
by cparker15
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 53390

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

Similarly, I like how title text pretty much forces you to nest single quotes. I suppose you could fake it with doubled single quotes like so: The IAU ban came after the ''redefinition of 'planet' to include the IAU president's mom'' incident. gah... &quot;! as in <img alt="TED Talk" ...
by cparker15
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0536: "Space Elevators"
Replies: 114
Views: 22627

Re: "Space Elevators" Discussion

and, like accents, we all have a racial identity. In my case, it's human, what's yours? When did "human" become a race? It's been a while since I've watched Mind of Mencia, but if it's anything like what it was about a year ago, then I don't see why people have such a problem with it. Peo...
by cparker15
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0527: "Keynote"
Replies: 52
Views: 11840

Re: "Keynote"

aleflamedyud wrote:So how do I exchange my DRM'd music for non-DRM music?

BitTorrent?
by cparker15
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0519: "11th Grade"
Replies: 204
Views: 45722

Re: "11th Grade" Discussion

Randall, get out of my head! The story of my high school career, down to the letter.
by cparker15
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 13483

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

Wood chips don't appear in my hallway, but dead ants appear on my pillow. Don't know how. When I lived with my mom, whenever I would go into the basement, there'd be many dead spiders on the ceiling and walls. But I never saw a live one. And they were always in different places. They weren't sleepi...
by cparker15
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0469: "Improvised"
Replies: 89
Views: 24390

Re: "Improvised" Discussion

I was reading this comic on the main page, hit random, and was brought to this comic: http://xkcd.com/362/

Rigged random button, or Twilight Zone material?
by cparker15
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0460: "Paleontology"
Replies: 109
Views: 20385

Re: "Paleontology" Discussion

Sprocket wrote:In my experience, kids dig dinos, and dig digging dinos. I know, it's pretty meta.


But do they digg people digging digging dinos?

Cue the groans.
by cparker15
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0454: "Rewiring"
Replies: 51
Views: 14822

Re: "Rewiring" Discussion

On an almost unrelated note, has anyone else sent loop faxes to a fax spammer, when they existed? I assume it's hardly even possible with modern fax machines/speeds. But there was a time when you could tape two papers together and feed them to the fax machine, then quickly tape them together at the...

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