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by AdamW
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 42960

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

I remember when the UK had 3 channels only. And there was only one phone in the house. And if you were running late to meet your friends, you were stuffed as you couldn't phone or text them to find out where they were. Yeah, this is the one I have the most fun getting modern kids to think about: th...
by AdamW
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 57506

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Friend of mine has a University Wikipedius alumnus shirt:

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/university-wikipedius

We decided the university's sports teams would be the Fightin' Platypuses. For what I hope are obvious reasons...
by AdamW
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 43529

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

krabcat wrote:am i missing something with the Georgia/Missouri switch?


Georgia looks a lot like Missouri, and vice versa. Any questions?
by AdamW
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 43529

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

scotty2haughty wrote:Great comic. My home state does look like a whale. Will probably print this one out and pin it to one of my three cubical walls.


What shape is your other wall?
by AdamW
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 311669

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Christ, has everyone's brains been sucked out of their heads lately? When was the last time that anyone here was the subject of a brute-force cracking attempt? Anyone who runs a Wordpress site, or an ssh server (especially if it's actually on port 22 and allows password login...) probably gets seve...
by AdamW
Fri May 27, 2011 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 28999

Re: 904: "Sports"

mani.cavo wrote:How are, say, historians not also claiming to interpret the results of biased random processes in terms of narrative causality? Or anthropologists? etc.


Oh, historians do that all the time. Or at least, they say that's what all those *other* historians who disagree with them are doing...
by AdamW
Fri May 27, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 28999

Re: 904: "Sports"

Though, anyone that ever tried going to a batting cage and take a swing at a piece of dense leather flying at the general direction of your face with a stick of wood will definitely agree that it takes at least some degree of skill which this comic is assuming is nothing but RNG based. Well, not re...
by AdamW
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 57114

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I'm with PhoenixEnigma - music is the scariest thing. If you're anything like me, consider how many of your favourite albums were recorded between 1988 and 1994, and then consider that that's 15-21 years ago (people who were born after Bleach and You're Living All Over Me and Doolittle came out can ...
by AdamW
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94269

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Well, on the OSC / homophobia issue, possibly interesting perspective from a gay OSC fan: Honestly I find the fact that OSC is entirely sincere in his beliefs makes them a lot easier to live with. It's much harder to stomach rhetoric from people who clearly don't really believe (or at least care abo...
by AdamW
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 94269

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

While Randall's right about the problems Locke might have, Demosthenes would probably have had it better. Could've become a high-powered pundit on Fox News...

Actually, it'd be cool to mock up Demosthenes' foxnews.com page in xkcd-style :)

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