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by Invertin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2083: "Laptop Issues"
Replies: 27
Views: 5832

Re: 2083: "Laptop Issues"

There's a reason that my friend group routinely refers to tech problems and their subsequent inexplicable self-fixing as Chaos Magic
by Invertin
Sun May 27, 2018 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 11991

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

All I know is that I spent around a full minute just going through the options on the privacy agreement to tell Tumblr not to sell my info to anyone.
by Invertin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 20819

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I'm gonna be That Guy weren't they like, addictive magical turkish delights?
by Invertin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 9094

Re: 1904: Research Risks

All of these mad scientists that this chart is based off of are clearly amateurs. Every science can be used to take over the world if you're creative enough.
by Invertin
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 10092

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

I'm surprised at the number of people who hadn't even heard of this. I've heard mockery of the concept for months now.

But also please don't watch this movie. It's... There's no merit. Don't give this money. If they make an Emoji Movie 2 I will die.
by Invertin
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 12631

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

RFlaum wrote:If they have so few records, how does he/she/it/whatever speak English so well?


Obviously the entity isn't speaking english and must be speaking some sort of hyper-advanced future language which is autonomous and translates itself as you hear it.
by Invertin
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1722: "Debugging"
Replies: 22
Views: 5927

Re: 1722: Debugging

Ah yes, this kind of technical issue. I usually just refer to it as "chaos magic".
by Invertin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12381

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I can't help but mentally compare this to all the "tips to save money!" that I've seen...
by Invertin
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"
Replies: 61
Views: 11517

Re: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"

No keyboard problems, but my hardware issues seem to range from "somehow thinks there is a videocard plugged into a slot that does not exist" to "stopped launching for about a week and then was suddenly fine for several years" all the way to "does not recognize any sound dev...
by Invertin
Wed May 20, 2015 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 23416

Re: 1527: "Humans"

Most importantly, we can quickly know if someone is an speaking knowledgeably or not on a topic we are well versed in based on if they parrot what they learned from a movie or from actual knowledge. This sounds valid until you remember that 90% of human knowledge is learned from other humans, other...
by Invertin
Wed May 20, 2015 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 23416

Re: 1527: "Humans"

I'd actually prefer scientific accuracy over 'dumb cool' in specific circumstances. If I'm playing a game where I'm flying a jetpack while firing dual machineguns at dinosaurs I don't give the slightest crap what the dinosaurs look like, but if it's a low-tech sci-fi along the lines of jurassic park...
by Invertin
Thu May 07, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 20009

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Damn. I was waiting for someone to misidentify the sword in the stone as Excalibur so I could get all correctionish. I've seen that mistake a lot recently for some reason, not in recent media as such, just stuff that I've been exposed to recently. One's from a lake and has a magical sheath, the othe...
by Invertin
Thu May 07, 2015 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 28491

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

Has anyone actually plotted deaths by war (per capita) versus time? I'm fairly sure that those physicists did not create a new horseman, but 'slew' war by realising Nobel's dream of a weapon so terrible that we refuse to use it. I'd say it's more like they sealed it away. There's a lot of security ...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

If you think that agnosticism is closer to atheism than theism then you really weren't paying attention to how I described my beliefs at all. Also, the automatic response to 'I have offended another human being inadvertantly' shouldn't be 'I'm offended by that offendedness, and also, I'm still going...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Okay, I've made it very clear that your logic in this endeavour doesn't actually make any sense to me, no matter how you try to phrase it, and that the notion of trying to use my beliefs as a bulletshield to make yours look good is offensive to me, and when I make this clear, your response is to def...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

I don't see how it does anything other than upset the agnostic and ignore the meanings of both words.
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

After all, nearly everyone I know understands that atheists are not devil-worshiping child molesters, and they use the words in the ordinary way. There is still an amount of hostility from those who think that Atheist means Anti-theist. You don't fight ignorance by spreading a different kind of ign...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Right, that still doesn't really change the fact that agnosticism either means 'I don't care about the argument and thus neither believe nor disbelieve' or 'I have made a concious decision that neither side of the argument has a solid footing due to the laws (and lack thereof) of the subject of the ...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Belief is merely that you have been convinced of a particular claim (for good or bad reasons). Saying you have not been convinced of the existence of God = Atheism. There is no middle ground. You are either convinced (to believe) or you are not. Claiming agnosticism is merely dodging the question b...
by Invertin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 41917

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Basically how I look at this sort of stuff is that, if god exists, by definition, it is omnipotent, and thus not restricted by logic. If it was restricted by logic, it wouldn't be omnipotent. Omnipotence does not mean 'anything that is possible' it means 'anything'. Laws of any kind do not exist for...
by Invertin
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1454: "Done"
Replies: 48
Views: 13876

Re: 1454: "Done"

I'm a year older than Munroe but recognize the insanity of Internet relationships — any online exchange between people is going to be carefully structured to show off their best sides. You can do this in real life too. Acting and pretending are the basis for human social interaction for a large amo...
by Invertin
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 18652

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

It just occured to me that as many 'nouns used as verbs' I've seen, I've never seen a verb used as a noun. I went for a walk this morning. I swallowed a fly halfway through. My spit tasted funny after that. To get rid of the taste I ate an orange. Wait, that last one was an adjective. My bad! I'm n...
by Invertin
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 18652

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

It just occured to me that as many 'nouns used as verbs' I've seen, I've never seen a verb used as a noun.
by Invertin
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1441: Turnabout
Replies: 44
Views: 13794

Re: 1441: Turnabout

da Doctah wrote:
bachaddict wrote:When I read the title I thought 'Roundabout' and expected something like Traffic Lights.


I correctly read "Turnabout" and expected a reference to Thorne Smith.


I was expecting Ace Attorney, to be honest.

The different kinds of nerd.
by Invertin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 13096

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

Reecer6 wrote:And where is this button hidden, anyways, if it's within arms-length from the chair in the Oval Office?


I always liked to imagine there were hundreds of hidden buttons under the desk of the oval office where the president can do president things by using the oval office like a country cockpit.
by Invertin
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 15614

Re: 1433: "Lightsaber"

wait, the force isn't magic, it's some gastrointestinal parasites ot something. Expanded universe decided to hit a middle-ground where midichlorians are only the thing that allows usage of the force, while the force itself is still a weird mystical energy. Also this honestly isn't super hard to bel...
by Invertin
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

When some fundamental islamist fanatic 10000 miles away from me claims that all who don't agree with him must be beheaded, I don't feel anything. It is expected. Such is the world. Arguing with him is impossible. This is actually a pretty good example of what I was talking about with crazy people f...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

But unsolicited sexual advances added to someone else's intellectual property without their consent is also a shitty thing to do, and if you can't think of any other way to hit on someone I feel bad for potential targets of your "romantic" advances. I wonder if maybe I'm not familiar with...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Again, 'you guys', assuming I am one of the people who think that social progression is bad. No, I assumed you were one of the people who attribute Tumblr's toxicity primarily or at least largely to people whom other people call meanieheads. And since the vast majority of people whom other people c...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Okay, then you aren't who I'm talking about. Mea culpa. But I find "both sides are just as bad" arguments inaccurate the vast majority of the time. Neither side's perfect, that doesn't mean both sides are the same. That simply depends on what you mean by 'worse'. In terms of pure morality...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Okay thanks for not reading what I said. I'm saying that the crazy people are forcing themselves into the group of "I'm helping to change things!" but by doing so the crazy people are making things harder for the people who are actually trying to make things better. I misunderstood your p...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

You're still not listening to what I'm actually saying. I'm NOT saying that the crazy people who hate on straight white cis people is all that there is, or that they're right, or that their opposite (neo-nazi hatecrimes) is a good thing. I'm saying that those people are FORCING THEMSELVES INTO THE G...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Okay thanks for not reading what I said. I'm saying that the crazy people are forcing themselves into the group of "I'm helping to change things!" but by doing so the crazy people are making things harder for the people who are actually trying to make things better.
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

The problem is that the 'alleged' meanieheads do exist and they promote the exact same things as the blogs you are talking about, just the other way around, to the point that female-to-male transgenders are being harassed and yelled at because males are obviously the evil gender and wanting to beco...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

I didn't need to imply anything. The implication was already there. "Tumblr is either fun or full of meanieheads," combined with the fact that Nazis aren't meanieheads, leaves the other option. or i could've been over-simplifying to not have to list every single tiny subcommunity of assho...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

I didn't need to imply anything. The implication was already there. "Tumblr is either fun or full of meanieheads," combined with the fact that Nazis aren't meanieheads, leaves the other option. or i could've been over-simplifying to not have to list every single tiny subcommunity of assho...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

By labeling themelves as social JUSTICE WARRIORS it's like they're trying to say "we're basically superheroes". Being an advocate for equality shouldn't be about wanting to be a hero or about wanting to look cool or wanting to be 'different' and unique it should be about being a decent pe...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

The main reason you may not have seen the term taken seriously is because you don't hang out on tumblr enough. That site is either amazing stupid fun or a toxic anti-normal-to-the-point-of-insanity nightmare depending on which 'parts' of tumblr you hang out in. Warrior? Are you fighting a battle? In...
by Invertin
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37001

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

Okay first of all let's put our wild accusations and assumptions down and realize that Randall is making a joke and is not trying to tell people that arguments aren't being done correctly. NOR is he suddenly advocating crazy people. To be clear the only people who actually use the term Social Justic...
by Invertin
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 11195

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

Nix_Seb wrote:So if I am a human and therefore also a humanoid, what can I do to become a humanite?


Well if you want to become an ultra-humanite you have to put your brain in an albino gorilla. Put your brain in a regular gorilla, maybe?

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