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by ritvax
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1113: "Killed In Action"
Replies: 78
Views: 19968

Re: 1113: "Killed In Action"

I'm a little lost here, too. I mean, I think I get the point ("oh man, if only"), and the alt txt presents the absurdity of the situation, but, um, what?

-ritvax
by ritvax
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320307

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Hebes wrote:This is what RIT Students are seeing this morning (well, at least ones using Firefox 11 on Windows 7)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/f86afa98e ... f52d15.png



RITVAX FOR THE WIN... COMP SCI HOUSE WILL OVERCOME...
by ritvax
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320307

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I'm on MacOS X in New York. I have Safari, got the long snake, comic changes as browser window width changes. I have Chrome, got the earthquake-in-new-york-snow-kills-californians comic I have Firefox, got the newpaper headline scientists make life in lab Hmmm... going to the mobile site version on ...
by ritvax
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25604

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

It's your kids, Marty! Most astute observation yet. Back to the Future, released in 1985, has a sub-plot about Marty's (of the MTV generation) kids behavior (in the not-so-far-off 2015). Never mind that most of 2015-world is playful conjecture based on late 1980s feelings about the world, you still...
by ritvax
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 69776

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

Maybe we're taking the wrong approach here. There are many charities and foundations out there dedicated to cancer research. Do people pay attention until they are affected by it? What if there was a foundation charity called, "FUCK CANCER." Sure, it's not polite language, but maybe people...
by ritvax
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 69776

Re: 931: Lanes

My heart goes out to Randall... First of all, I know that he enjoys his privacy (as do I), so sharing something like this is huge, and I hope that we as his community of fans did not somehow force him to reveal something about his life he'd rather keep quiet. I wish him and his fiancee all the best ...
by ritvax
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0927: "Standards"
Replies: 157
Views: 35949

Re: 0927: "Standards"

Although I do remember from history class that, in the beginning, trains (yes, I am talking about US history. I know nothing about the history of trains in other countries) and train tracks were all different gauges, so trains from company A could not ride on tracks from company B == changing train...
by ritvax
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22762

Re: 0929: "Speculation"

As my good friend Jeph one said, "Everything is ruined forever."
by ritvax
Thu May 26, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187073

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

"Spark plugs" were central to the 25th of may xkcd wikipedia shutdown incident, where the highest number of pages had to be locked in a single day? You'd think an alarm goes off at WikiQuarters whenever a new xkcd comes out that references Wikipedia or a specific article... "This art...
by ritvax
Thu May 26, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187073

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

BrianB wrote:
ritvax wrote:Wondering how long it will take the Spark Plugs article to get a new "In Popular Culture" section with an entry, ""Spark plugs were the central theme of the May 25, 2011 edition of the popular webcomic XKCD."

-ritvax


Done!



Looks like it was redacted already.
by ritvax
Wed May 25, 2011 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187073

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Wondering how long it will take the Spark Plugs article to get a new "In Popular Culture" section with an entry, ""Spark plugs were the central theme of the May 25, 2011 edition of the popular webcomic XKCD."

-ritvax
by ritvax
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39935

Re: 891: Movie Ages

Uh-oh, I'm on the low end of this chart... 33 going on 34! Depressing? Announcing the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Edition DVD's!

-ritvax
by ritvax
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 61168

Re: 0889: Turtles

Ukemi wrote:Image

Alt-text: You're a turtle!



Boo, no commentary from the OP.

I was really hoping for a LOGO joke...

-ritvax
by ritvax
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58378

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

I like how Randall made construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge a global historical event... Moreso that this bridge is in my own backyard (by a few miles). Of course, the replacement span for the 1955 original has been a topic of debate for at least 10 years now... Wonder why this suburban cross-Hu...
by ritvax
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 72128

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

jeff@orca.lu wrote:Maurice duBois. BOOM!


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/personality/maurice-dubois/

Maurice DuBois is a local news reporter here in New York. Good to know he has a fallback career option in porn!

-ritvax
by ritvax
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 72128

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

I got the joke, but why was Randall so specific about moving to Cambridge, Ma? My porn name wouldn't work out very well... Westy Cantitoe or Westy Girdle Ridge... Neither sound very appealing... I could pick one of my college addresses and be Westy Kimball or Westy Winton... I am going to stop now. ...
by ritvax
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 32761

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

Does anyone else pronounce that as "ho-scale"? We get that a lot. You're supposed to say each letter. H-O. It's not Ho scale. Though you can buy HO scale prostitutes and naked ladies. NSFW: http://www.osbornsmodels.com/ekmps/shops/osbornsmodels/images/noch-15958-ho-scale-nude-artist-model...
by ritvax
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 32761

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

so what do you guys think? HO or H0? To sum up the arguments, HO is by far the most common American spelling and useage, but H0 is the original form, meaning half-zero-with zero being another track style. Common useage or historical accuracy? Oh man, this is what it's like when worlds collide! XKCD...
by ritvax
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 26221

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

Ever since I started using my iPad, I have been severely annoyed every time I try to visit (usually a media site, like a newspaper or magazinesite) and I have to jump over a page I was redirected to and didn't ask for. No, I don't want the "mobile" site. No, I dont want to download you app...
by ritvax
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0869: "Server Attention Span"
Replies: 90
Views: 26221

Re: 0869: "Server Attention Span"

mschmidt62 wrote:Server sounds sorta like Randy the Bandicoot.


QCXKCD CROSSOVER!!!!
by ritvax
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"
Replies: 116
Views: 28364

Re: 0861: "Wisdom Teeth"

THERE'S NO ALT TEXT!!!!!

Unless I'm just hallucinating all of this... and you...
by ritvax
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161920

Re: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?

Questonable Content character Marigold is wearing an XKCD shirt today...

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1852

I love it when my worlds collide!

-ritvax
by ritvax
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 118297

Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Questonable Content character Marigold is wearing an XKCD shirt today...

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1852

-ritvax
by ritvax
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 51673

Re: 0851: "Na"

WalkerBoh wrote:though at fist glance, I thought "Na" was supposed to mean "Sodium"


As did I!
by ritvax
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176393

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

When I was growing up, I was fairly certain this is how the world looked...


Image
by ritvax
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0840: "Serious"
Replies: 69
Views: 17620

Re: 0840: "Serious"

This comic made me laugh! I liked it!

-ritvax
by ritvax
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0834: "Wikileaks"
Replies: 102
Views: 50640

Re: 0834: Wikileaks

Ahem. Ahem is right... DogHouse Diaries did a comic on Wikileaks on Monday... DogHouse got it wrong... McDonald's "secret sauce" is Kraft Thousand Island Dressing. "Thousand Island dressing with relish" would mean adding relish to a dressing that already contains diced pickles i...
by ritvax
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28632

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

So never mind all that guff, who lives at 137 Ash Tree Lane? I come up with an address in New Cannan, CT... http://maps.google.com/maps?q=137+ashtree+lane&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=137+Ash+Tree+Ln,+New+Canaan,+Fairfield,+Connecticut+06840&z=16 Also...
by ritvax
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28642

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Did anyone else picture the mentioned dad as obviously being Calvin's? http://img.phombo.com/img1/photocombo/63/sunsets.jpg, for example. When I thought of misleading dads, I thought of Calvin's dad. This was a clever comic in terms of execution. A nice change up from the norm. Many clever bits. -r...
by ritvax
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28642

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Madonkadonk wrote:P.S. How many xkcd characters can you spot?


Cory Doctorow and his red cape and goggles!! NEar the top of the hall...
by ritvax
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"
Replies: 51
Views: 13893

Re: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"

Nice to see support from other web comic artists, but this comic wasnt my favorite. The end.
by ritvax
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "
Replies: 127
Views: 33016

Re: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "

So I went to look up Bill Amend on Wikipedia... He is originally from Northampton, Mass... Which seems to be the epicenter of the many popular webcomics, so perhaps there is an additional link there.
by ritvax
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "
Replies: 127
Views: 33016

Re: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "

Wow! First I thought my worlds collided when we had Jeph's xkQcd strip the other day... But to get an "established" cartoonist to help out Randall is just too awesome for words. Seeing Jason at the top of the page starngely makes all the sense in the world when you consider he embodies alm...
by ritvax
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"
Replies: 65
Views: 23521

Re: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"

I like Jeph's take on the xkcd art. Also a fan of QC and wonder if he is also writing about Marten and Faye. Nice to see that Randall can reach out to his friends, and vice versa.

--ritvax
by ritvax
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 36211

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

The joke about the 38th house being made of Strontium woke up some forgotten part of my brain... I used to be very interested in chemistry, used to know every element in the chart, used to know many of their properties. That was before I thought everything was a scone and every store was a pastry sh...
by ritvax
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0818: "Illness"
Replies: 116
Views: 36140

Re: 0818: "Illness"

Damn.
by ritvax
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0811: "Starlight"
Replies: 130
Views: 29460

Re: 0811: "Starlight"

I really liked this one. I interpreted it as beret guy wanting the stars to see how beautiful they are. But having the photons go back home I like as well. At first I thought Beret Guy was getting an empty picture frame to make the event of viewing stars even more special and in an way, give some a...
by ritvax
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 43373

Re: 0805: Paradise City

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:Take me down to the Paradigm City
Where the domes are lit and the 'bots are pretty -
Let's go Big O! Showtime!



Haha! A "Big O" reference FTW! I was thinking of "Paradigm City" but couldn't think of an appropriate rhyme...
by ritvax
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24933

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

I think Black Hat Guy is making a statement, responding to our hero's lament how using Java in this case was "solving the wrong problem." Black Hat Guy is adjusting the old saying, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like nails" to whatever nefarious deed he was up t...
by ritvax
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 18324

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Okay, you win.

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