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by linguistic
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0613: "Threesome"
Replies: 87
Views: 32232

Re: "Threesome" Discussion

nomulous wrote:
sunami wrote:I read this twice as "psychiatrist" instead of "physicist". What does this say about me?


Same here. Maybe a psychiatrist could tell us why?


What? Why would a physicist have any idea?




:-P
by linguistic
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125744

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

It was wrong on every level... to insinuate IQ is a factor with who has kids, and to insinuate that it doesn't matter that educational and cultural values are utterly failing to the point where more and more people grow up uneducated is patently absurd. Then to flat out state that we've screwed up ...
by linguistic
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0601: "Game Theory"
Replies: 164
Views: 32010

Re: "Game Theory" Discussion

sunami wrote:Sadness can be funny! This comic, I believe, raises the question, "what is love?"


Well great, now that's going to be in my head all afternoon.
by linguistic
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 73463

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

littlebee wrote:It's fine. The wizard stole your library and gave it to Randall. Its legit.


Oh sure, blame the wizards...
by linguistic
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 73463

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

I've just finished reading Greene's Monsignor Quixote to my girlfriend, and now this.

Hence, Randall, get out of my library!
by linguistic
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 24893

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

Ontopic:
Anyone else start thinking of The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl while reading this?

Offtopic:
SJE wins the Linguistic Award for Excellence in Trolling. Love your work.
"No, you're stupid!"
by linguistic
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25657

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Last time it was suggested, davean said that if someone writes it for him he'll consider putting it on the site... which kind of sucks because, you know, the scripts that would have to be modified haven't been released as open-source (or if they're using open-source stuff they haven't disclosed wha...
by linguistic
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25657

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Then again, it's hard to tell if you were agreeing with me or disagreeing with me. Oh well. :P That's generally what I shoot for. I find confusion delightful - outright trollbaiting or flaming just doesn't compare. But yeh, we're on the same page - it'd be a good idea to set this forum up as you de...
by linguistic
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25657

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

Are you kidding me? Seriously, that sounds like "FIRST!!1!11!!"ing bait to me. Claiming to ...[completely uncalled for insightful comments]... over the merits of the comic itself. I suspect when he says "high regard", he means "is taken seriously" - with regard to the ...
by linguistic
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0533: "Laptop Hell"
Replies: 95
Views: 25657

Re: "Laptop Hell" Discussion

On meta-topic: I'm surprised some enterprising jerk hasn't put together a script to repeatedly check for xkcd updates, then craft a perfectly formed thread about it and post. All the user would have to do then is edit the post and add some commentary. Y'know, since we're all so concerned about being...
by linguistic
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80280

Re: "Piano" Discussion

Randel, I'm disappointed in you. A ...[snip]... and now a penis joke. Why Randel, why? What happened to all the cleverness? What happened to the interesting characters and events, and the surprises? Whatever it takes to bring back the old XKCD, go do it, please. What happened to spelling the author...
by linguistic
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80280

Re: "Piano" Discussion

[hot damn, that's not bad] ...where's that genie? I'm impressed. I wish to subscribe to... oh, right. It's an actual magazine. Dammit. Also: yeh, the whole genie thing is an onion in the ointment. ...you're not going to entertain the masses with that piano. Plus, the whole genie thing. Also, I have...
by linguistic
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80280

Re: "Piano" Discussion

I am kind of surprised that this hasn't been mentioned, but I think it is also worth noting that a piano of 1/6 normal size would sound two octaves and a fifth higher than a normal piano, and would be much quieter. 12-inch pianist or not, you're not going to entertain the masses with that piano. Ra...
by linguistic
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0531: "Contingency Plan"
Replies: 135
Views: 26441

Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Some xkcd comics I simply cannot ever show my girlfriend.

This is one such comic.
by linguistic
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0528: "Windows 7"
Replies: 222
Views: 56696

Re: "Windows 7" discussion

In short: Software should be built for people. People should not be changed for software. There's a lot of UI/design research that goes on, and a lot of software that just plain ignores the fruit of that research. Vista is almost a perfect case in point. Do not use the argument that "people can...
by linguistic
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90737

Re: Converting to Metric

Well, a kilogram isn't exactly much. Nor is a kilobyte, anymore. Oh wait, that's kibibyte. Hey fellow Europeans who snear at the Americans for not adopting the metric system - who's still using kilobyte and megabyte when refering to 1024 or 1024*1024 bytes? It's just so hard to get used to. I'll de...
by linguistic
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0527: "Keynote"
Replies: 52
Views: 11641

Re: "Keynote"

I registered just to congratulate Randall on the good, hearty laughs he induced when I saw this. yo dis is mad funny cuz it is makin fun fo da macbookair!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Both these people are saying the same thing. They're written in different languages, yet both are (arguably) written in English. On...
by linguistic
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90737

Re: Converting to Metric

You know, you'd think a guy named "linguistic"... You must have missed the disclaimer in fine print at the bottom of all my posts: All misspellings, inconsistencies and punctuation/grammatical errors are intentional and unique to this post. It's really there. Honest. You're just not looki...
by linguistic
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90737

Re: Converting to Metric

A random question - Metric is obviously based on 10, but someone was telling me it would be much more logical if our counting system was based on 12. Is this true? If so, why? I think he said it had something to do with the fact that 12 is a lot more divisible... I'm not an advocate of the whole &q...
by linguistic
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90737

Re: Converting to Metric

3L : 2-Liter Bottle Can someone explain that one to me? Someone's obviously tired here and it's either me or Randall. I was hoping that this was some kind of joke like "ha ha ha, you people have no idea how the metric system works, I can just put whatever I want here". I guess we'll know ...
by linguistic
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 90737

Re: Converting to Metric

I especially find this true of the "volume" panel, which was 1/4 references to people posessing more blood than the a "human male". This, of course, doesn't make any sense regarding some of his choices. Summer Glau is likely smaller in size than a human male, and I would suspect...
by linguistic
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Petrol Price Cycle
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Petrol Price Cycle

I live in WA, and I've generally found fuel to be cheaper on Wednesdays; go figure (based on my passing four different petrol stations every day, once in the morning, once in the evening - hardly hard science). Fuel watch has two pages of interest: Petrol Prices Explained The price cycle is a market...
by linguistic
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 37176

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Pft. Biology is just theoretical Mad Science.

Also:
Best xkcd related laugh I've had in a while. Made my day that much better.
by linguistic
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0518: "Flow Charts"
Replies: 147
Views: 42867

Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

Kitsusyn wrote:For those who don't understand:

I'm the guy who didn't know what the Mary Celeste was and got Very Upset about it on another thread.


FTFY.

And yeh, we know. It's cool.
by linguistic
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 13253

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

Kitsusyn wrote:I didn't know about the Mary Celeste and assumed nobody else did, either.


It's cool. We're over it.
by linguistic
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0518: "Flow Charts"
Replies: 147
Views: 42867

Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

This rather made me laugh, even though I have no reason to think FreeBSD is a bad idea. Isn't it the most popular of the BSDs? Or am I thinking of OpenBSD? FreeBSD is indeed the most popular of the BSDs [citation needed] OpenBSD is decidedly less popular - by a long margin - but is better [citation...
by linguistic
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 13253

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

quartercirclefish wrote:Incorrect. Read up on your bible. Mary's conception of Jesus was an immaculate conception ie not tainted by original sin, however Peter still got his end away.
YMMV, depending on the sect you listen to.


/facepalm

I'm going with "troll" on this one.
by linguistic
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 13253

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

Now if Dan Brown were his room mate...
by linguistic
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0512: "Alternate Currency"
Replies: 128
Views: 26422

Re: "Alternate Currency" Discussion

sje46 wrote:Does 4chan have a specific board for images without pornography? Because I really don't want to deal with pornography on my family's computer.


Ahh... dirty money?

(sorry. sorry... sorry...)
by linguistic
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0506: "Theft of the Magi"
Replies: 136
Views: 32781

Re: "Theft of the Magi" Discussion

dean.menezes wrote:I don't like the fact that he used "eBay" as a verb. Verbing weirds language.

Viva la Watterson!
by linguistic
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35648

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

And all eyes turn to Australia and their forthcoming Government-issued filtering... sigh. Senator "I'll-listen-to-advice-some-other-time" Conroy's pet filtering project will fail miserably, but that certainly doesn't stop him pushing it for now. In the meantime, can I interest you in an a...
by linguistic
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Election

It returns the obvious... McCain isn't gonna run. This is true. Unless he dies first. See... the way I figure it, he'd do better in the election if he were dead; the whole thing could proceed Weekend at Bernie's style! C'mon America, prove you're progressive and that you don't discriminate based on...
by linguistic
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0501: "Faust 2.0"
Replies: 96
Views: 20604

Re: "Faust 2.0" Discussion

Snowdream wrote:Hey I made the first post!

...Shouldn't I have posted 'First!' or is that a Faux pas on the XKCD forums?


Maybe it was a... "Faust Pas"? *Dr Evil pinky*

I'm... I'm so sorry. I can't control it.
by linguistic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Say goodbye to your individual rights

brian0918 wrote:Would you care to provide any rationale for rejecting my assertion?


Actually, no.

That I didn't make that fact clear enough in my initial reply was an error.
by linguistic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Say goodbye to your individual rights

Those "certain inalienable rights" you may have heard of - they went out the window as soon as McCain and Obama became the two choices. Combine Obama's win with the Democratic majorities, and we're ripe to see our individual rights replaced with others' rights to the fruits of our labor -...
by linguistic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Election

brodieboy255 wrote:Is helen Clark still PM there? I've heard nothing about her for around 3 years, and I live in Australia


As do I.

Clark has been the PM for 9 years now - seems unlikely she'll win this one, according to polls etc.
by linguistic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Election

Timequake wrote:
Pifreak94 wrote:Actually, http://xkcd.com/404

499th.

No, that was the comic.


I can't get the title text to work...
by linguistic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0500: "Election"
Replies: 118
Views: 22453

Re: Election

New Zealand is having an election. No? Nobody is excited? Oh well. ... Neither am I, tbh. Congratulations, US, on your entirely expected election result. I look forward to hearing speeches from a president who is capable of actually giving them. On another note, was this comic up later than usual? C...
by linguistic
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 53103

Re: "Steal This Comic" Discussion

Although I'm sure everyone is well and truly sick of seeing new posts in this thread: The main reason the ticket/cinema analogy is flawed is that it entitles you to something that is a scarce good. There are a limited number of seats in the cinema; taking the "everyone is a filthy thief, and mu...
by linguistic
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 53103

Re: "Steal This Comic" Discussion

4) Recording a TV program According to media, it's number 4. Everything else is perfectly okay as long as you didn't steal the book or whatever it is. But number 4 is "stealing" by itself, apparently. According to the Australian authority on copyright and IP, number 4 is fine. As long as ...

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