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by peri_renna
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Looking for Unix project
Replies: 5
Views: 4894

Re: Looking for Unix project

Dropping in to post a quick "thanks!" to Skolnick, beojan, and Jplus - I recently installed VirtualBox on my PC as a testbed to study Linux on, and I knew instinctively that the xkcd forums would be a good place to find out which starting Pokemon I should use . ...but while I'm here, I'll ...
by peri_renna
Wed May 23, 2012 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 110491

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

(I nearly gave up on Erfworld for the same reason, but I'm glad I didn't.) Care to go into more detail? I read up until the end of the first season and still found it to be a pretentious pile of crap. (Necroreply to a question addressed to someone else!) I think what struck me about Erfworld was th...
by peri_renna
Wed May 23, 2012 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 141434

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

psyEDk wrote:Friend linked me to this one a few days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuunY8BTqNs

It's the live band Pinn Panelle covering Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites by Skrillex.

Had to look up the original to compare, but yeah, I can see it. Not radically different, just a bit more solid.
by peri_renna
Mon May 21, 2012 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

FCN wrote:I wish I had a taste for radish.

Granted. You find them absolutely delicious. You wish you had one.

I wish FCN had a tasty radish.
by peri_renna
Mon May 21, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

matt96 wrote:I wish I had more creatine.

Granted. A bottle of creatine supplements is in your mailbox.

I wish I had more money.
by peri_renna
Sat May 19, 2012 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

chridd wrote:I wish I had more time to steep.

Granted. You get up an hour earlier to put the teakettle on sooner.

I wish I could sharpen pencils with my mind.
by peri_renna
Fri May 18, 2012 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46828

Re: 1057: "Klout"

Jack21222 wrote:So how long before employers use your Klout score in making hiring decisions?

It's already too late. Wired had an article about someone who was rejected because his Klout score was too low in the May issue.
by peri_renna
Fri May 18, 2012 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46828

Re: 1057: "Klout"

I think the plan may have a flaw - to wit: can you still get into trouble for punching someone if they don't press charges?
by peri_renna
Fri May 18, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

[username] wrote:I wish that The Rock would fall from the sky and hit that dog in the head.

Granted. You are besieged by an angry mob of movie fans who had wanted to see him play Simbad in Arabian Nights.

I wish my computer ran better.
by peri_renna
Sat May 12, 2012 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

ShortChelsea wrote:I wish that I had passed biologically.

Granted. You also remembered to flush, and to wash your hands.

I wish my internets were not so sluggish.
by peri_renna
Mon May 07, 2012 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

I wish today is fries day. Granted! Fries are 16% off at the office cafeteria! Lolz fries day sound much better than friday! Thanks for the awesome misquote. But what's with the 16%? :( Did you meant to say 100% off? :wink: No, actually, I meant to say 17% - one sixth - just to make fries day a lit...
by peri_renna
Wed May 02, 2012 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted! It's in your house. Somewhere. You don't know where.

I wish I had amazing guitar skills.
by peri_renna
Wed May 02, 2012 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

sourlemon wrote:I wish today is fries day.

Granted! Fries are 16% off at the office cafeteria!

I wish I had a list of game reviewers whose opinions would actually be helpful for my purchasing decisions.
by peri_renna
Wed May 02, 2012 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted - he survives the heart attack, but not before major loss of brain function.

I wish I had more patience.
by peri_renna
Wed May 02, 2012 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

I wish for Notch to finally fix lwjgl so Minecraft won't work properly on Linux even when players fiddle with a bunch of junk. Granted. You are forced to get a Windows box. All hail Bill Gates! I wish I had a cannon in my vest to fire things out of Granted! Unfortunately, it takes up so much space ...
by peri_renna
Tue May 01, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Pluto is now a sun, and therefore absolutely without ambiguity or dispute not a planet.

I wish I knew more intelligent people.
by peri_renna
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

matt96 wrote:please don't look at this post, it is a trap to get you to have a need to post too.

Why'd you post it, then?
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

t1mm01994 wrote:I can at least contradict the rumour that viewing multiple pages leads to multiple threadviews. Tried it on the minimize thread and it failed.

Thanks!
by peri_renna
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted - now they talk to everyone else, instead.

I wish I had a perpetual motion machine of the second kind.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

matt96 wrote:I wish I didn't have to watch inane commercials over and over again.

Granted. Thanks to a new initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts, all advertising is well-written and well-acted with terrific production values.

I wish I had a good way to cheer up my brother.
by peri_renna
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Kyreles wrote:I wish I had a pet Burlesque.

Granted. Have fun!

I wish I had my own house.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You create a forum where you are the only user. Hosting is $5/mo.

I wish my dad hadn't linked my wiki before I finished setting it up.
by peri_renna
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

Does flipping to the next page count as another view?
by peri_renna
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

I've only seen, like, two episodes of the show. Similarly, Star Trek (the original series). I think Star Trek is the higher priority.
by peri_renna
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

I've only seen, like, two episodes of the show. Similarly, Star Trek (the original series). I think Star Trek is the higher priority.
by peri_renna
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

LOLBeth wrote:I wish I had a telecommunications device I could use instead of commuting.

Granted, judging by the fact you can post on this forum.

I wish for a complete set of encyclopedias.
by peri_renna
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It has no hilt.

I wish for a recipe for delicious chocolate-chip cookies.
by peri_renna
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The game is entirely unplayable due to excessive memory and processor usage, but it runs like molasses flowing uphill in January without flaw.

I wish I knew the answer to any question I cared to ask.
by peri_renna
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

LOLBeth wrote:I wish it were easy to be seen.

Granted! A spotlight shines on you wherever you go.

I wish I hadn't gained so much weight.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Randomizer wrote:I wish for a cherry bomb pie.

Granted! It tastes ... well, it's inedible. But it makes quite a bang when set on fire!

I wish for a broadsword.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The spoon is inside the box of matches, which is inside the bottle of brandy.

I wish I could fly.
by peri_renna
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

Okay, here's one. A man and a giraffe walk into a bar. They both get absolutely plastered, and the giraffe falls over. The man gets up and starts heading out the door when the barman says, "Hey, you can't leave that lying there?" The man replies, "It's not a lion, it's a giraffe."
by peri_renna
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Kyreles wrote:I wish I could speak iambic.

The trick is stress on every second beat.

I wish I had a job.
by peri_renna
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Ken_g6 wrote:I wish for sea pizza!

Granted! One anchovy, kelp, and sea salt thin crust, coming up!

LOLBeth wrote:I wish for lame fortunes.

Granted! Here's a bushel of fortune cookies.

I wish I knew how to not sweat the small stuff.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

I should read Moby Dick again. I haven't read it since I was an idiot a kid.
by peri_renna
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

Max2009 wrote:
careyhammer wrote:Ahhhh........ You made me look

Nobody made you do anything.

Wait, how do you know? Dun dun dun!
by peri_renna
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Unfortunately, that way is in Lojban.

I wish I had some tea.
by peri_renna
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 268556

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

orangedragonfire wrote:I wish I made the swish.

Granted! Nice three-pointer - how long have you been playing basketball?

I wish I had a new iPhone.
by peri_renna
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36938
Views: 2429926

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

You know, I don't understand all the hatin' on the Turing Test.

Not that I expect anyone to reply here - just saying.
by peri_renna
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480651

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted! Unfortunately, when the mission arrives, they discover that there aren't any native Martians to convert, and the expedition is judged a complete failure.

I wish I could retroactively prevent people from doing stupid things.

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