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by The1exile
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320590

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

In the UK, on my phone (can't post a screenshot), I got a comic saying "Data Error: T-Mobile was unable to establish a connection"

I'm not on T-Mobile (though quite possibly on their network), but that was awesome :D
by The1exile
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 52815

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

Syrin wrote:While it is made obvious that we are supposed to dislike her for her disdain, this guy apparently listens to 96 kbps youtube rips

And the woman is listening to the 12 kbps mobile phone noise by even talking to the man, so not everyone has constantly high (or even mediocre) standards. Lighten up.
by The1exile
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 29329

Re: 0807: Connected

badmartialarts wrote:"Lenny Kravitz" by Electric Six? Anyone? Just me? :)

I'm going to go see Electric Six in december. Woo.
by The1exile
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102468

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

I like this comic. It's been a while since we've had a genuinely clever physics one.
by The1exile
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 40539

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

A friend of mine went to a formal dinner where someone pennied stephen hawking's soup. I don't exactly condone that behaviour, but I nevertheless doff my cap to that man (and his descendants, now banned for 100 years).
by The1exile
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34637

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

Jeez, I've heard of "nerd-rage" but never have I witnessed such a potent unleashing of it by liberal arts students until, this thread was made with their "oh I totally knew that already and can't appreciate the fact that when other people read old works of literature they're not as eq...
by The1exile
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34637

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

Gamer_2k4 wrote:You're a horrible excuse for a "cartoonist."

You're a horrible excuse for a troll.
by The1exile
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42522

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Also, many of the "model as x instead of y" are making a flawed analogy. You could say "why model for women? Just model for humans generally and add in the effects of estrogen" or "why model for snakes? model for the wildlife of the ecosystem generally and add in known quali...
by The1exile
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 42522

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Is this serously Randall's idea of an apology? Acknowledging that sometimes the intellectual nobility have difficulty adapting to the ways of the feeble-minded peasants who don't study the Hard Science of selling t-shirts with stick figures on them? If Randall's "in your head" on this one...
by The1exile
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 26651

Re: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks

If you consider an ereader instead of a smart phone or ipod, you are on the wrong track. My main concern is that I want an e-reader (public domain books, yay!) but if it just reads books then it has to match the cost of buying paperbacks, and even then only paperbacks that I can't find in the local...
by The1exile
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 213760

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a boo

Chicken soup for the soul, if you're into that sort of thing. The Face of Battle and Achilles in Vietnam, for an excellent and surprisingly readable look at military historiography and combat ptsd and it's portrayal in the classics respectively. Monstrous Regiment, by Terry Pratchett, is an standalo...
by The1exile
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 26651

Re: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks

I really want to get a kindle now they're out in the UK, but the internet thing (which looks really cool) is either going to make or break it for me. I hear you can't actually use it to download anything, and it doesn't have apps like flash (so youtubing is out) but they say wikipedia is accessiblle...
by The1exile
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18392

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

gordysc wrote:Can't forget http://xkcd.com/543/ :)

true, but I offset that against http://xkcd.com/95/
by The1exile
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18392

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

This comic wasn't funny. Everyone does realize this, right? This webcomic is not always about being funny. You do realise that, right? Sometimes - like today's comic - it's about having a "D'aww" moment, like two permalinked on every comic page -http://xkcd.com/162/ and http://xkcd.com/150/
by The1exile
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0787: "Orbiter"
Replies: 86
Views: 26098

Re: "Orbiter" discussion (#787)

You think that's bad, try latitude: 54° 21' 0 N, longitude: 18° 40' 0 E.
by The1exile
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 39676

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:Never mind that - they were humming the Star Wars theme in 1973?

epoch fail.
by The1exile
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83961

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Aw, man, savannah's awesome! Come on, I'll show you the sights on the way to the mall.
by The1exile
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 74011

Re: "One Two" Discussion

And, y'know, a lot of creative types find it next to impossible to get our heads around technical-analytical things. We can still admire those who do get all that stuff, and appreciate the end results. It'd be nice to have the same in return. At the risk of writing a "as-an-affected-group"...
by The1exile
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 41512

Re: "Workaround" discussion

I've been trying to stop my mother from scrolling through websites by hovering over the scroll bar and using the scroll wheel. She claims it works in cases when just the wheel by itself doesn't. I don't know whether to believe her or not, but mostly I'm trying not to care. This actually can work as...
by The1exile
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26900

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Do I have to explain what a peer is? It's not "the public" in the same way scientific peer review articles aren't reviewed by the public. Sure, but in so far as "journalists being judged by journalists" version of peer review goes, we have that in the form of journalism awards e...
by The1exile
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26900

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Case in point.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8 "Could be a crackhead!" I especially like "this is a special leprechaun pipe passed down through thousands of years from my grandfather who was irish". Dude. How about just implementing some sort of peer rating system ...
by The1exile
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 60090

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

The reason it was called the 'Cold War' is that alot of it was secretly fought in antarctica. Thats where the moon landings were faked. The craters are actually from the penguin grenades I notice this post was responded to, and anal though it is, I don't think I can let the word "alot" pa...
by The1exile
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 26045

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

Can anyone make out what the cut-off course listing at the bottom of the image reads? What I've figured out so far: It looks like the prereqs include PHIL 101. The department is Computer Science. It's a 400-level course. The last word of the description is "design". Universe design, proba...
by The1exile
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 26045

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

PaulC1956 wrote:In Gödel, Escher, Bach, the index entry for "chunked versions of this book" cites the page range of the index.

Not strictly related, but in an old maths revision book I had the index entries for "lies" and "damned lies" pointed to the statistics section.
by The1exile
Thu May 27, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 49254

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

I'd just like to say that I approve greatly of Randall's move recently away from his previous hurtful jokes about those of us who have mothers.
by The1exile
Tue May 25, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A quick rant about Achievements/Trophies.
Replies: 102
Views: 14477

Re: A quick rant about Achievements/Trophies.

One thing that should be mentioned about the fall <large distance> acheivement in Portal is that it is, itself, a puzzle (not a particularly hard one, I'd admit, but I still don't know how to do the one for jumping <large distance> horizontally), so it actually adds to the game in some sense (altho...
by The1exile
Tue May 25, 2010 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0744: "Walkthrough"
Replies: 68
Views: 22215

Re: "Walkthrough discussion"

Try combining the alt text with Freemanic Paracusia for best results.
by The1exile
Sat May 22, 2010 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64819

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

That's what CCs are for! Which presumes you have their emails. Also email doesn't allow you to have the same filtering of information as a facebook group (you might not want to read all the comment, for example; facebook will tell you specifically if the time and date are changed). Facebook and oth...
by The1exile
Fri May 21, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485629

Re: Favorite home experiments

anyone tried putting a christmas bauble in a microwave?
by The1exile
Fri May 21, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0249: "Chess Photo"
Replies: 254
Views: 121384

Re: "Chess Photo" Discussion

A friend of mine and I did this with poker (glued the chips down) at Alton Towers. Said friend has the picture, but it doesn't scan well.
by The1exile
Fri May 21, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64819

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I like .docx. It takes up way less space than .doc. I like odf. It takes up way less space than .doc. In any case, I see facebook in much the same way as described by Dara O'Briain: like having a butler. Previously all my friends would have to say "hey we're doing this, tell everyone I haven't...
by The1exile
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 79067

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

Fwiw, I only notice the difference between HD and normal TV when watching football (soccer to americans) and even then only when you need the detail of confusing tackles - which is almost always enhanced with closer cameras.
by The1exile
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 25451

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

This is revenge for all those fourier transformations.
by The1exile
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45876

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Ah, the chances Guy Goma missed...
by The1exile
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Fail
Replies: 124
Views: 10821

Re: Climate Change Fail

masakatsu wrote:I think that you link is so biased it is silly. It is trying to prove that engineers are the major bias against global warming.

Really? And that is backed up by what, exactly? The concluding statement which says "Why so many engineers?"? Extrapolation is also a critical flaw.
by The1exile
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Fail
Replies: 124
Views: 10821

Re: Climate Change Fail

That comma is superfluous to the meaning of the sentence in which it appears. I'm not sure I can trust anything in a report so carelessly thrown together. The science is being distorted in favour of interest-led, preconceived notions of grammar. Disgusting. British English (also being the form of E...
by The1exile
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 15153

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

I haven't done the "no you hang up" thing since I was 8, though I have stayed up all night talking on the phone.
by The1exile
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78918

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

"strip spin the bottle" / "spin the bottle" = 2.018 :!: It makes no sense! ur doin it rong Results 1 - 10 of about 53,300 for "strip spin the bottle". (0.14 seconds) Results 1 - 10 of about 550,000 for "spin the bottle". (0.35 seconds) As long as you have the...
by The1exile
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0687: "Dimensional Analysis"
Replies: 159
Views: 64251

Re: "Dimensional Analysis" discussion

knight427 wrote:WolframAlpha fails me yet again.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%2 ... nnel%29%29

Well, for starters, I too wouldn't know what the energy of the undefined plank is.
by The1exile
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0677: "Asshole"
Replies: 84
Views: 21549

Re: "Asshole" Discussion

TheoGB wrote:Important Thread Sub-Question

Do you rhyme 'scone' with 'cone' or 'gone'?

gone. I know this because my godmother makes the best damn sconns in the world evah.

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