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by hughperkins
Fri May 24, 2013 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 18620

Re: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"

I'm just waiting for someone to notice that the cartoon contains the word "literally" :twisted:
by hughperkins
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1169: "Expedition"
Replies: 58
Views: 12586

Re: 1169: "Expedition"

addams wrote:Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.


Cool sig :)
by hughperkins
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45737

Re: 1168: Tar

There are only two commands one needs to remember for 98% of usage:

tar -xzf something.tar.gz
tar -xjf something.tar.bz2

It's always x, because 'xtract'
It's always f, because 'file'

then z is 'g(z)ip'
and that leaves 'j' which is not gzip, therefore we know its bz2.
by hughperkins
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Sooo.... can we rename this thread? :D
by hughperkins
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Shouldn't that be 'omelette *au* fromage'? Did I just get whooshed?
by hughperkins
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

There is no incentive for the sTAR tREK producers to clarify the issue, since it's an absolutely dream viral advertising campaign, by accident. I mean, I for one didn't know about the existence of the film until the cartoon yesterday, but here I am, compulsively F5ing this thread! (Edit: Hmmmm: mayb...
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

I was thinking about creating a wikipedia fork, just a mediawiki, with just this page, with the title changed to 'I' or 'sTaR tReK', just for a joke. Then I realized there was a small risk that people would start messing around with the content of that page. Then it occurred to me: maybe there's som...
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

It's like an analogy: imagine you are a systems administrator, and all your systems are linux, and a user comes and asks you to install 'MS Office', so you realize from this that their basic requirement is to have a word processor system, and install LibreOffice on their computer for them. The analo...
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Well, I think the logic is that the "I" should be an "i" in the synopsis, because it isn't a subtitle, however the synopsis decided to make it a big "I" for stylistic reasons. The point about the synopsis is not that it shows directly that it should be big or little 'i'...
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

I can't understand why anybody is taking that synopsis as proof the "I" should be lower-case. Well, I think the logic goes like this: ⋅ the synopsis shows that 'into' is part of a larger sentence, and not the start of a subtitle ⋅ according to wikipedia standards, that...
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

CharonPDX wrote:See: iPod


Don't you mean "Ipod"? :D
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

...I should probably go post this on the actual talk page there.


Somehow that reminds me of

Image :D
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

> On the other hand, there is exactly one moment in the game where it uses a different font to render it:

Yeah, but maybe the artist who drew that picture misread the name, and made a typo :D
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

This is The Best viral marketing Star Trek could have hoped for!
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Maybe we should fork wikipedia? :twisted:
by hughperkins
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 59009

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Oh man, a small 'i' just looks so wrong!

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