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by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 40358

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

Missing all of the following: Kerosene, LPG, hydrogen, methanol, plant pheromones, animal pheromones, DNA, RNA, viruses, bacteria, various biological direct connection plugs (penii and the like), eggs, adventitious roots, vessels of all kinds (blood, those that travel the seas, vessel elements, etc....
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 40358

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

"a 50-lb sack of gender changers" That's the polite name for them. Are you implying there might be an alternate, rude way to describe this? http://i.imgur.com/t9QKcVE.jpg I agree with Eternal Density, but it would only be truly applicable to those versions that are 35 mm (cross-section) o...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 19968

Re: 1409: "Query"

The panel where only the cellphones drop to the ground is the clearest indication yet that everyone in XKCD is in fact naked. Everyone except me. I know for a fact, I am not naked. Oh. That totally changes my mental image of you. Translation: Set flag not_naked for object "addams" to &quo...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1408: "March of the Penguins"
Replies: 25
Views: 9438

Re: 1408: "March of the Penguins"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/march_of_the_penguins.png Title text: "You ARE getting older, though." OK, so how did they die? Someone please tell me. I suspect he was unwrapping them to find the joke. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_(biscuit) Or trying to decrypt their memories to disc...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 19362

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

This is how I got my PhDs. Three of them, heads mounted on trophy plaques in my office, between the rhino and the bull moose. Isn't mounting PhD heads above your fireplace a federal offense? The usual practice is to use their reanimated corpses to do your menial work at university, while you the pr...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 22019

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

I'm pretty sure I first encountered "tsunami" in the 1980s. Possibly in a history book for children... As for suddenly popular words, µg/l, or ugl (pronounced "uggle") in my country, referring to the number of micrograms alcohol in one's blood. Although most people still don't ge...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 12051

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

Spiders can be giant hulking very hairy octopods. Therefore, Spider-Man can be a very hairy giant hulking octopod.

Some people can keep giant hulking very hairy spiders as pets. Therefore, Spider-Man is a pet.
by StapleHorseOctopus
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6835
Views: 1090406

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28841715 "The day after the shooting, St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters that Mr Brown or Mr Johnson allegedly pushed Officer Wilson back into his car as he was trying to get out, and proceeded to physically assault the officer. At so...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

One has to wonder whether it would somehow be convenient for Ukraine if the crash site was defaced by a battle.. :roll:

Frankly, about everyone except the Dutch government should stop behaving like little kids and just let people do their job, even though the circumstances are difficult...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 540057

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Egypt tried to propose a cease fire. Israel wanted to climb aboard that train. Hamas did not. Laying down arms does not force your opponent to do the same. Instead, he may just merrily exploit what is seen as weakness. Actually: They consistently demand that any ceasefire deal must include a releas...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

As if this news of the MH17 crash was not enough, news coming in that another plane (albeit a smaller one) crashes in Taiwan and upto 47 people feared dead. Apparently, it seems that the plane was trying to land in stormy weather and the twin-engine turboprop plane crashed in its second landing att...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

So, after all the "oh noes, the rebels are taking bodies snd flight recorders somewhere! They are not letting experts near wreckage!!" hand-wringing, it turns out that: 1. OSCE experts are working on the crash site. In fact, foreign represenratives have been there since last week. "h...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers
Replies: 44
Views: 10943

Re: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers

Images in which genitals are visible are usually described as such, yes. And...probably should not be viewed at work, unless you have an unusual job. I didn't know large sections of the medical field and large sections of animal sciences were "unusual jobs" :roll: . Most people in the med...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

“The SU-25 fighter jet can gain an altitude of 10km, according to its specification,” he added. “It’s equipped with air-to-air R-60 missiles that can hit a target at a distance up to 12km, up to 5km for sure.” The presence of the Ukrainian military jet can be confirmed by video shots made by the Ro...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers
Replies: 44
Views: 10943

Re: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers

'must' is irrelevant to the 'enforce' part. -Crissa No, or we're just arguing pedantically. IMO Google is not forcing websites to do anything, they are just refusing to pay nsfw websites for the ad clicks. As all websites have other advertising options, there's no enforcing being done. Except that ...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Linking to The Guardian, because the BBC won't load for me - reports of them being under a DDOS attack (timely and classy) :roll: . http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/mh17-victims-train-torez-ukraine Total stupidity at work. I would wish the separatists' self-appointed minister of foreign ...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 21825

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Any confirmation? It shouldn't be hard to timestamp purchases, and then inquire into the credit agencies. Because it's easily propaganda, and has no bearing on the destruction of the flight. Like if the flight had merely crashed due to pilot error. Unless the rebels did something really convoluted ...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Plural of "Octopus"
Replies: 89
Views: 60300

Re: Plural of "Octopus"

"Octopussies" should also be a valid one.

Because just like feles octopi like to snuggle.
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can solder corrode?
Replies: 4
Views: 5719

Re: Can solder corrode?

Solder can corrode if you use the wrong type of solder (either cheap stuff or not for electronics).
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: And it still worked?
Replies: 14
Views: 8919

Re: And it still worked?

I had a PC that kept eating harddisks - likely a faulty powersupply, but the shop I bought it from was rude and didn't want to fix it (citing 'user error') :roll: , so I finally gave up and parted the PC out. Put the (supposedly failing) HDD in my old Gateway 2000 Pentium 2, together with the video ...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:
Replies: 14
Views: 9151

Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Fack (or Fuck), of course.

So besides telling people to RTFM, you can tell them to RTFFAQ. :lol:
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"
Replies: 93
Views: 73909

Re: The One True Pronunciation of ".GIF"

Like "gift" without the "t".
by StapleHorseOctopus
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45663

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Can we get back to discussing unexisting nuclear warheads being used to eradicate stupid fucker asshole smartasses but in fact turning average intelligence people into platypi and/or chickens with LSD?

Wait, I think I mixed some stuff up there...does that make me a victim, too?
by StapleHorseOctopus
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 238303

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Because I needed an username, am quite bad at picking names (as anyone who would see my SimCity names would probably conclude), and wanted something original not directly related to computers (or lame). So I went the "HorseBatteryStaple"-way, removing "battery" and inversing the ...
by StapleHorseOctopus
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10922
Views: 2322539

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi there, I'm (points at right side of screen).

I'm 33 years old and have been reading xkcd on and off since a few years. Today I decided it was time to join yet another forum (that should be number 30 or so...).
by StapleHorseOctopus
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45663

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Hey, so crazy thing. People who are smart, and expect better from people - they're not being jerks. They just wish people would do better, and most of them are actually really hurt by people doing stupid, counter-productive things and not learning despite your best efforts to share with them knowle...

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