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by Azkyroth
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"
Replies: 51
Views: 41983

Re: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"

My question is, when do we get "Slow Traffic: Pull Off The Road, Curl Up in A Ball in the Front Seat, and Feel Bad About Yourself - Enforced by Aircraft"?
by Azkyroth
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 36438

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

I wonder how many "Myanus" suggestions they got.
by Azkyroth
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:20 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"
Replies: 29
Views: 15389

Re: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"

...but the questioner said "FREE fall." Surely some of those places require permit fees to access?
by Azkyroth
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 42218

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Klear wrote:Maybe before we rush to advance we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving it such a central position in our lives.


You mean like less than 50% infant mortality?
by Azkyroth
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 42218

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

TL;DR: Whiny fucking old people never change. ^.^
by Azkyroth
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 39906

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

In before gender-essentialist "innate differences" temper tantrums!

*sigh*

I need to show this one to my daughter, but I'm not sure she'd understand the context quite yet.
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1156: "Conditioning"
Replies: 81
Views: 20527

Re: 1156: "Conditioning"

Hopefully, having trained animals to jump cars playing loud music, they can be refocused to jump cars playing loud whatever THAT is. >.>
by Azkyroth
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28141

Re: 1150: Instagram

Mouseover: I'm gonna call the cops and get Chad arrested for theft, then move all my stuff to the house across the street. Hopefully the owners there are more responsible. Very good analogy. It's only a good analogy if we further posit that Chad built the garage explicitly for people to store their...
by Azkyroth
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 48838

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Weirdly enough, when I was a small child I was briefly under the impression that "several" specifically meant 3 of something, around the age when, having not been taught to count higher than 9, I "naturally" assumed 9 years was the human life span. Unsurprisingly, my ex STILL thi...
by Azkyroth
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 20690

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

Odd.

I only have this happen in the hallway at work after turning out the lights.
by Azkyroth
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 68273

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Lukeonia1 wrote:Ooh! I like rambling about time travel and causality!


I've always been confused by arguments that seem to attribute problem-solving ability to the sum of events across a period of sum.
by Azkyroth
Fri May 04, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

rcox1 wrote:[Which leads to drawing. My biggest problems is people who can draw but thing they can't do math, or can do math but think they can't draw. How can you solve a physics problem if you can't sketch it out.


Fine motor disabilities certainly "helped" me "achieve" this.
by Azkyroth
Fri May 04, 2012 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

To clarify, a quid is a British pound sterling ( £1 ). 19p is 19 pence. 1p = (0.01 * £1). The pounds of potatoes are the weight measure pound (abbreviated lb for singular, lbs for plural). IOW, jgh is offering to sell 3 lbs of potatoes, which normally would amount to £0.57, for £1. Then jgh lowers ...
by Azkyroth
Fri May 04, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1051: "Visited"
Replies: 66
Views: 21613

Re: 1051: "Visited"

Could be worse. At least "auto-erotic asphyxiation" was probably followed from "David Carradine."
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

This issue is of that rare class that make me feel alienated and disappointed by Randall. The observational premise is itself valid, but it's such a banal and importune perspective to take on so essential and dysfunctional a state of fact. The additional commentary, that perverse profession of etho...
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

But teachers here are underpaid, undervalued and undertrained. I think nobody ever had the idea to suggest me to not write in cursive, or they were way too stuck to tradition. But suffice to say, I went through a hell of a torment for many years without necessity, and I'm not an exception; in this ...
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

[ The only one of these things I really do is cook, and I don't know if it's actually a thing people can forget how to do...it's pretty simple. Follow a recipe if you need to. Maybe the kind of mind that just takes inherent pleasure in doing math is the kind of brain that can forget how cooking wor...
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

grobus wrote:LET'S ALL LAUGH AT PEOPLE WHO DON'T ENJOY SCHOOL - THEY ARE DUMB LOL


More like let's laugh at the people who laugh at the people who DO enjoy school or the idea that anyone COULD enjoy school.
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Can't do maths? I've got a wonderful deal for you, potatoes, 19p a pound, three pounds, for you, special offer, a quid. Ok, tell you what, 90p, and that's cutting me hand off. Don't dare compain, you insisted you can't do maths. Like those potatoes? I've got this wonderful mortgage offer just here....
by Azkyroth
Thu May 03, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84792

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

And so yeah, I'm a little bit tired of being characterised as some kind of anti-maths snob who disparages it because she doesn't understand it. Fascinating. Did you consider the possibility that if the "sort of person" the comic mocks doesn't fit you very well, that it might not be aimed ...
by Azkyroth
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 39888

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Nothing like the realization that the light has turned green but the driver ahead of me has decided to finish his/her masturbation session before pulling away from it to bring out that love of syllogisms...
by Azkyroth
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 38668

Re: 1032: "Networking"

Sir_Read-a-Lot wrote:If it was bobcat, I'd say that it came in the mail. Since it's a polecat, I'm guessing it was found on a pole.


No, it was on Bob.
by Azkyroth
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 268430

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

This is bullshit. So we are suppose to equate ANY AND ALL attempts to pick up, go out with, or otherwise "score" with a girl as misogyny against or objectification of women? No, stupid. No one ever said anything of the sort. "Pick-Up Artist" has a specific meaning. What you're d...
by Azkyroth
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 26185

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

I was expecting the joke to be that the Orion nebula was re-designated as a dwarf nebula for some trivial reason. I didn't think "nebula" had the problem of having never been defined in the first place. As for his hips, YOU try carrying around a dong that's visible for light years and see...
by Azkyroth
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 80563

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Also, at least in context, how about "Myrtle," which my then-wife suggested after shooting down every name I ever liked for spurious reasons like "there was a girl with that name in my 3rd grade class who I didn't like." She later claimed to have been joking. >.>
by Azkyroth
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 80563

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

archerkate wrote:I didn't know that Renesmee meant anything at all, so I missed the punchline.

But, I'm going to extrapolate and say congratulations to Randall and his wife!


That's three different kinds of presumptuous in this day and age. >.>
by Azkyroth
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

The Moomin wrote:The relations and friends of the corpse would probably be upset to see their loved one desecrated so, so they'd be emotionally hurt.


And there's your answer. :)
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

On that note however, is necrophilia immoral? As the dead won't be able to give consent, I suppose it's technically rape which is immoral. *Edited so it looked how it was supposed to do. I don't know what I'm doing. Gym socks aren't able to give consent either. The question, again is "who does...
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

The most important books for Christian faith are the Gospels. The synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and especially Luke) are written as eyewitness reports. They are not fiction, at least not in a modern sense, though they could of course be lies or exaggerated, or the apostles might have been brillia...
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

But Randall definitely crossed a line. Incest isn't a joking matter... What you gives you the right to escalate from "I don't find it funny" to "it is not funny" ? Why do you deny me (or Randall) the right to decide our own sense of humour? You're talking to someone who thinks t...
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

TL;DR: "EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" is not a moral argument. [EDIT] Also, "well, if you don't think it's immoral then do it!" is a ridiculous argument. Despite my grumbling, I don't think the voluntary ingestion of jalapenos or the routine wearing of shirts without pen-holding pockets is...
by Azkyroth
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89351

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

This crosses a line and yet... Brings up a very good point. Just like "Adam and Steve", "Abel and Eve" is also immoral, probably even more immoral. "Adam and Steve" is immoral? Really? Who does it hurt? I stand here right now and challenge every single atheist/agnostic...
by Azkyroth
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 35903

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

Rectangular nipple? Not sure I approve. O.o
by Azkyroth
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 38546

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

You gotta feel for the employees. On the one hand, they're required to spread your items across as many bags as possible. On the other hand, they're also required to make sure every loaf of bread or item of produce has one or more bulky, heavy things on top of it. It's a tall order...
by Azkyroth
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 64338

Re: 988: "Tradition"

What exactly constitutes a Christmas song? I know plenty of hilarious Christmas songs that have received airtime on our radios back in the 90's. Anything that has a simplistic, either bouncy or pseudo-contemplative musical tune and lyrics a 5 year old might be proud of having written but would stil...
by Azkyroth
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 28589

Re: 0967: Prairie

Speaking as a Colorado ex-state-riate:

YEAH ! WE WILL KNOCK THOSE CHUMPS FLAT!

...oh, wait... :P
by Azkyroth
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

The Aluminium (its pronounced AL YOO MIN EEEE UMM ok - see the 'i' there ?) in the plane and exposed steel in the building may have caused additional Thermite reactions which would have caused little spikes up to 2500 Celsius in 'hot spots' if it occurred. Little known fact: the "i" is si...
by Azkyroth
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 39741

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Is Randall stuck in 2001 or does he just talk to people who are? You don't seriously think the kooks have just gone away, do you? As conspiracy theories go, "9/11 was an inside job" is one of the dumber ones. It is simply impossible that the Bush administration could have planned and exec...
by Azkyroth
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 25740

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

Basically, the moral of the story is the power of giving - not for any reward or even for self-worth, but simply how extraordinary it is to give freely and wholly. Unless I'm mistaken, it seems that Randall's saying copyright laws and concern for fair profit has made this moral obsolete. What does ...
by Azkyroth
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 85530

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Of course, you can't take your money with you. Family members are easier. :P No, I've never seen them before either. And I get a lot of chances to examine the backs of people's cars... like when they pull into the bike lane and suddenly stop, or pull out of a parking space oblivious to the oncoming ...

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