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by The Boz
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:39 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Explorer title text duration setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 3942

Re: Internet Explorer title text duration setting?

The thought has crossed my mind, but SubNormality is also affected :(
by The Boz
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Explorer title text duration setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 3942

Internet Explorer title text duration setting?

Help! I need help! I am at work, desperate to read up on some xkcd, but I'm limited to Internet Explorer 9. The display duration of the title text window is really short, and it's incredibly frustrating to have to move the mouse away and back every time it just disappears mid-sentence so that it rea...
by The Boz
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 42016

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

I once watched an S/M porn where the safeword they agreed upon before the scene started was antidisestablishmentarianism.
by The Boz
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 26709

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

<3 Shel.
by The Boz
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RKV defense
Replies: 59
Views: 5579

Re: RKV defense

Another idea: If detection and reaction is such a problem, why even go with active anti-RKV defense? Envelop the entire planet in a huge, enormous, extremely large, somewhat thick field of metallic dust. A finer, denser Oort-cloud-like entity. An RKV passing through such a field at relativistic spee...
by The Boz
Fri May 27, 2011 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30179

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. It doesn't a...
by The Boz
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76014

Re: Stairgate: Universe

Yeah, the "stay until the transfer is done" thing irks me too. What irks me even more, though, is the complete idiocy of the "select all>copy>paste" method. I mean, you've got the entire wisdom of a two thousand year old civilization at your disposal... wouldn't you prioritise? L...
by The Boz
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76014

Re: Stairgate: Universe

Also, terrible bad luck on the timing. That bunker had been intact for the 30 or so years since it was abandonned. But as soon as the crew of the Destiny turn up, the earthquakes suddenly decide to grow strong enough to destroy it and the city. If they'd got there like 2 days earlier, TJ would have...
by The Boz
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76014

Re: Stairgate: Universe

Even though that was a joke, I love how you question the lesbians not procreating, but not Brody :p
Get off my lawn!
by The Boz
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76014

Re: Stairgate: Universe

I think I heard you can sustain a viable population with a seed of just 30 non-related individuals. I can't cite that because I don't remember where I heard it, but I think 100 is enough. As for technology, they started off with some decent knowledge, which would have given them a huge headstart ov...
by The Boz
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 76014

Re: Stairgate: Universe

OK, the last two episodes... make no sense... About a hundred people with a few guns, knives and rations, get stranded on a planet with rich green forests. Excellent. How the hell do they manage to spawn a civilisation that is numbering in the billions in just two thousand years? I know that numeric...
by The Boz
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: Ayn Rand

I feel the question here you're really trying to ask is, "Why are people so immediately dismissive of Ayn Rand and her political philosophy?" That is only part of the question, and I get that part. Agree or disagree with Rand, in degrees or in full, doesn't matter. My main gripe is the me...
by The Boz
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Ayn Rand

When and how did Ayn and Objectivism become a slur? It seems like I can't read a single page of a topic that in some way relates to economy, democracy, capitalism or copyright without someone saying something along the lines of "Why don't you go rape some women and blow up some buildings too!?&...
by The Boz
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 59323

Re: 0859: "("

The alt text made this one for me.
by The Boz
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 42486

Re: 0855: "1999"

Wait... Zombo.com is REALLY that old!?
Wow...
WOW!
I... I had no idea...
by The Boz
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 16412

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

Someone watched Tropic Thunder or Rain of Madness recently?
by The Boz
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24867

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

With creative repurposing, damn near any tool can be used for any job. If all you have is a hammer, then by god, use the hell out of that hammer. Tonight on [<reality tv show> , Mikekearn attempts to seal a core breach in a nuclear reactor, perform quadruple bypass surgery, and program a TI-82 calc...
by The Boz
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31682

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

I simply MUST have a reply in this comic's thread. It features Shel, so I simply MUST say that I like it.
by The Boz
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151612

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

I want to see people's take on Inception in MNC form. Would it be one straight line? Seven straight lines coming together 20 minutes into the movie? Or would you go all 3D on it?
by The Boz
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 29106

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

glasnt wrote:This was me last night. Just came back from a week away, finally got back to my own bed with MY BOYFRIEND..

Oh, you have a boyfriend. Are you going to get married?
by The Boz
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47256

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

toysbfun wrote:This sounds like a porno gone horribly fantastically wrong.

I had the same feeling. Remind me to fish my mind out of the gutter.
by The Boz
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 51608

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

Also, I have a strong dislike, of homeopathy after hearing phrases like "you can just cross out the mass in E=MC^2." * Oh.... No.... Oh my god.... WHY?!?!?!?!!? Ahhhhhhhhh I want to turn back time and prevent myself from watching that... (if someone makes a paradox comment in response to ...
by The Boz
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 42537

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

My brain broke... is there someone I can see about that?
by The Boz
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 104145

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

cprocjr wrote:"Location of black ink in this image" was the best one. I wonder how accurate the other two panels are. Knowing Randall they're probably very accurate.

To within experimental error.
by The Boz
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0685: "G-Spot"
Replies: 98
Views: 46865

Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Research fails, and I am immeasureably happy about it.
by The Boz
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0684: "We Get It"
Replies: 115
Views: 31350

Re: "We Get It" Discussion

I burned copious amounts of cheese upon reading the title text! Brilliant!
by The Boz
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0673: "The Sun"
Replies: 157
Views: 36347

Re: "The Sun" Discussion

kingofdreams wrote:I take it he hasn't seen "sunshine"

My thoughts exactly.
by The Boz
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 26651

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

Get out of my head! Yay! My first GOMH! moment! A few days ago, I came home two and a half hours before I was supposed to. My dad failed to notice my arrival, even though I said hello. So I go to my room, change clothes, and begin to spy on my dad. He goes to the bathroom, comes out turning off the ...
by The Boz
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 24091

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

It's Agent Sagan, not Saganman.

EDIT: And yeah, that would be an effective superhero. Imagine a thief stealing a diamond, only to have Agent Sagan stop him to say "Matter is composed primarily of nothing." Mind=Blown for the materialist.
by The Boz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151612

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Let's have him do A Song Of Ice And Fire in 6000 x 36000 resolution with every single minor character ever mentioned!
by The Boz
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 84756

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

I was burnt by some really hot cheese today. Thanks, xkcd!
by The Boz
Sun May 17, 2009 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0584: "Unsatisfied"
Replies: 145
Views: 36918

Re: "Unsatisfied" Discussion

Have you ever noticed that the stick guy is always with a blonde chick with a pony tail, and he always falls for the short-black-haired girl?
by The Boz
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Let's Say I Took a Capacitor Out of a Toaster
Replies: 25
Views: 2903

Re: Let's Say I Took a Capacitor Out of a Toaster

May God pass butter for our toast...
by The Boz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero
Replies: 21
Views: 3422

Re: Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

They're not "almost the same", they are the same product.
by The Boz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brute-force simulation of a human brain
Replies: 25
Views: 3219

Re: Brute-force simulation of a human brain

Don't think you can simulate a brain with a linear computer. There's a reason neural nets exist...
by The Boz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 17696

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

It was a case of me being an idiot and missing a decimal place... Yeah, I got the same now, after a recalculation. That's pretty neat! Oh well, I'm off to class, see you in a few microcenturies!
by The Boz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 17696

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

I once calculated the pressure of some acoustic waves as something like 200dB instead of 50dB. I think I put it down to experimental error at first, before realising that the difference between the two is the difference between a polite 'hello' and an EXPLODING VOLCANO. Stupid log scales. For those...
by The Boz
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Oi! Who ordered that?
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Oi! Who ordered that?

I heard of it in passing, and heard that it's... let me try to quote it: "a rare synchronisation of a photon and it's anti-charm photon". Which doesn't really make too much sense to me, but then again, I don't claim to know this stuff :p
by The Boz
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49715

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Here's an idea that popped up in a recent debate about this issue among my peers. Can anyone think of any reason why these people shouldn't be considered terrorists?
by The Boz
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Throwing Ethics out the Window
Replies: 41
Views: 5135

Re: Throwing Ethics out the Window

Oh, the usual. Space Marines. Tyranids. Alma Wade.

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