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by Shiyiya
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 39741

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

I live in Santa Monica where legislation has recently passed making it that you either have to bring your own bag or pay ten cents per paper bag they have to bag it in. (As you can probably guess, Santa Monica is chock full of extreme environmentalist-liberals.) This strip now has a different meani...
by Shiyiya
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 57945

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

For those that don't get it, it's referencing some OS. The ball is like the egg timer in windows (well, the 'you clicked something so I'll just let you know I'm loading that by changing the mouse to something else' mouse) though I can't remember which OS it is. Also, I don't know if this is a dig a...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 29189

Re: 930: Days of the Week

Bartimaeus46 wrote:http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5980451613_6b26ce0d80_b.jpg

A little edit i made. Uses coloured lines and a legend. Tbh, i prefer the original.


Sweet, I can actually tell what the represented data is in that.
by Shiyiya
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48190

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Since apparently we're discussing plurals in general now, I present to you Allan Sherman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umlBrQoG6xk

One hippopotami
cannot get on a bus
because one hippopotami
is two hippopotamus!


(Full lyrics.)
by Shiyiya
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48190

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Could someone pause in arguing about correct pluralization and tell me what's supposed to be funny about this strip?
by Shiyiya
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20253

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

I fail to even imagine how more than one mail service could *work*. How do you mail things? Do you have to buy different stamps depending? The mail is run by the government, and they've been having to close offices all over the place because people email instead of sending letters and there are oth...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20253

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

This comic had me totally confused until I realized that the yellow thingies on the door were supposed to be those notifications. And not of delivery, but of failure of delivery. Is that an American thing? Them nailing those to the door? Here in NL we just use the mailbox for that. It's a sticky no...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20253

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

This comic had me totally confused until I realized that the yellow thingies on the door were supposed to be those notifications. And not of delivery, but of failure of delivery. Is that an American thing? Them nailing those to the door? Here in NL we just use the mailbox for that. It's a sticky no...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51378

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Who cares about Google+, won't somebody please find a way to get rid of the black line that's appeared at the top of Google? I'd rather end the damned auto-complete-search they no longer give the option of turning off. :| Do you mean the dropdown suggestions box, or Google Instant? Because you can ...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51378

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Yeah I don't really understand that design decision. G+ is going up there. It's black so that people notice it, and so that notifications show up better. Or something like that. I still don't understand that design decision...and I'm usually very open-minded about these things. The weird thing is t...
by Shiyiya
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51378

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Eutychus wrote:Who cares about Google+, won't somebody please find a way to get rid of the black line that's appeared at the top of Google?


Yeah I don't really understand that design decision.
by Shiyiya
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 51378

Re: 0918: "Google+"

Bet you five quid they retire it by 2015.
by Shiyiya
Mon May 23, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35692

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

A_of_s_t wrote:I... I don't think I quite understand the joke here.

EDIT: So, is this some sort of Star Trek reference? Because I never really got into that show.


Because it's not like it says "Star Trek" right there in the alt text?
by Shiyiya
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57369

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

phlip wrote:I like the completely un-elaborated-on "2066: Cyprus achieves its goal"...

Also the rollercoaster that is the US debt. Obviously they're taken out of context, but still.


And how social security runs out like, every other year.
by Shiyiya
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"
Replies: 137
Views: 48838

Re: 0886: "Craigslist Apartments"

I understand like, one of these. Can someone list the references or something? :|
by Shiyiya
Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I had a theory that one we would be able to make copies of ourselves, and that while one of us was sleeping the other could stay awake, so that we don't have to waste time sleeping. This would be awesome. Or two of you so one could go to school and things and one could stay home and do whatever. Th...
by Shiyiya
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I had a theory that one we would be able to make copies of ourselves, and that while one of us was sleeping the other could stay awake, so that we don't have to waste time sleeping. This would be awesome. Or two of you so one could go to school and things and one could stay home and do whatever. Th...
by Shiyiya
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

da VInci invented helicopters and tanks! (And a million other things. That man was awesome.)
by Shiyiya
Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

This thread makes me think of this: The mass-energy density times the presumed dimensions of reality versus its gravitational potential, sum up to zero within experimental error, implying that the total of everything is nothing at all. That looks like a modified Hitchhiker's quote, Shiyiya. Dunno, ...
by Shiyiya
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

Note: I was maybe 5 at the time. I was at a restaurant with my family - parents, grandparents, and siblings. Someone got coffee, along with sweetener and half and half. I said "I know why they call it half and half. Half of it comes from a cow and half from a bull." I lolled. This thread ...
by Shiyiya
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

Shiyiya, have you only posted here? In the whole fora? Its interesting how this thread attracts the newbies (I'm a newb myself) Someone in an IRC channel I was in mentioned how huge the discussion thread on Aversion Fads got, and how quickly, so I went to take a look (I had never clicked the forums...
by Shiyiya
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

I was fantastic at convincing other people and even myself of things. In fifth grade I convinced an entire class of second graders that a girl had once gone into the sewers under the school and never returned. I think she was called Olivia. Oh, and my entire class competed to say they saw the creep...
by Shiyiya
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 79066

Re: Childhood crackpot theories *EPIC THREAD*

And this isn't a crackpot theory, but from as early as I remember until age 12-13, when bored in the car I would imagine I had Cyclops eyes with red lasers that would slice perfectly through anything I looked at. As our car drove along I'd slice off the tops of cars, make trees fall on houses, deca...

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