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by jozwa
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 2486

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

There's a vaccine for it now?
by jozwa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 2455

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

The first thing I checked is if there are any injection attacks in those quotes.

Anyway, I'm just wondering which one of those would be the best to abuse since we now have explicit permission to quote Randall to endorse just about anything.
by jozwa
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 2273

Re: 1934: "Phone Security"

speising wrote:does anyone think randalls phone was stolen recently?

Maybe he upgraded his phone and was checking out the security options and it got his imagination going.
by jozwa
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Re: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"

speising wrote:Of course, IM's already have that feature, see https://xkcd.com/1886/


One time at work I was doing that, trying to think how to phrase a reply to someone on Slack. After a short while they actually come out of their office to ask what I'm writing. So time's up, huh.
by jozwa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 5813

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

You can change your username at any time, but that loses you the blue tick and need reverification, so Bob could not rename that account as Adam Savage and keep the blue tick. Is that true? What about all the verified people who change their name to something spooky for Halloween for example? They'...
by jozwa
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 4737

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Twitch Plays would work better if there was a sophisticated software that organized the whole thing basing every decision on the crowd's answers to simple questions. I don't know it could be a live play then though.
by jozwa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 5592

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

That would give me a nice advantage on Dota. I don't see why not. All you gotta do is travel to wherever the server is and install your neutrino receiver somewhere close and connect it to the internet. But I'm curious about those nuclear fireworks. Is there a downside besides the radiation that wou...
by jozwa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 7716

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

If you brought a fire blanket you could put out both fires.
by jozwa
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1881: "Drone Training"
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: 1881: "Drone Training"

This reminds me of an earlier comic. Maybe this one: https://xkcd.com/1558/
by jozwa
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 5140

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

Goddamn a total eclipse would have been cool to see. But it was on the other side of the planet. Guess I'll have to accept I'll never see one.
by jozwa
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 4880

1873: "Email Reply"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/email_reply.png Title text: I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.. Ah, I remember when a coworker invited me to LinkedIn. Of c...
by jozwa
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 8223

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Europe doesn't have true wilderness

Sweeping statement of the week.
by jozwa
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"
Replies: 35
Views: 5971

Re: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"

Is that some net neutrality commentary in the title text?
by jozwa
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 6166

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

Integrated Chemistry & Physics? A school subject.
by jozwa
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 4716

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

i'm afraid that is one of the comics that only make sense if you have more topical knowledge than the characters. I don't know crap and I can infer that Mike Trout is a sportsball player of sorts and LA Lakers and Denver Broncos are teams that play different sports. It makes sense . Whether topical...
by jozwa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 4255

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

Raidri wrote:PS: That last quote definitely needs an exclamation mark instead of a period: "I'm finally in the right one!"

I couldn't agree more.
by jozwa
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 4646

1854: "Refresh Types"

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Alt-text: "The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once."

Even more hardest refresh.
by jozwa
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 9466

1849: "Decades"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/decades.png Title text: "In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline "the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s." After 2000, they switched to "the best music of the 80s, 90s, and today." I figured they'd change again in 2010, but it's ...
by jozwa
Mon May 29, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

1843: "Opening Crawl"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/opening_crawl.png Title text: " Using a classic Timothy Zahn EU/Legends novel is bad enough, but at least the style and setting aren't too far off. If you really want to mess with people, try using Splinter of the Mind's Eye. " Bonus points if you just put the...
by jozwa
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 15126

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Took me a moment to get the joke. My first instinct was that of course it's closed because no one lives on Mars.
by jozwa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 6417

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Hold on a second. Was it always a thing that you could add "_2x" to the url and it showed a larger version of the comic? O_O
by jozwa
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 17004

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

So apparently plants reflect green light because there's more green light than any other color in sun's radiation, and so it would be too easy to get sunburnt if a pigment absorbed it.
by jozwa
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 17757

1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/best_tasting_colors.png Alt-text: "I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact." Let the food arguments begin. I'm not surprised about licorice's place in the spectrum but I'm kinda ...
by jozwa
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 11309

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

I was gonna point out the mirror thing two hours ago when I read the comic but now it's changed. Nice.
by jozwa
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 10465

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Well that's a depressing comic
by jozwa
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 11905

1782: "Team Chat"

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Title text: "2078: He announces that he's finally making the jump from screen+irssi to tmux+weechat."

Irssi. I haven't heard that name in years.
by jozwa
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 9762

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

"Mostly Armless" would be a PERFECT name for a Haunter in Pokemon Go if it weren't slightly too long.


What a strange thing to say when Pokemon Sun and Moon are out.
by jozwa
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"
Replies: 20
Views: 3685

Re: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"

Took me a few seconds.
by jozwa
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1744: "Metabolism"
Replies: 28
Views: 5457

Re: 1744: "Metabolism"

Bullets, my only weakness! How did you know?
by jozwa
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 6053

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

I thought this was a relevant xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1319/
by jozwa
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 10332

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

The last one is my favorite pet peeve in cartoons and such.
by jozwa
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 66523

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

History is so cool. No pun intended.

Also, is "Atilla" a typo or an alternative spelling?
by jozwa
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 11130

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Still not available in the rest of the world. Though all kinds of clone/scam games seem to be popping up in the App Store.
by jozwa
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1621: "Fixion"
Replies: 19
Views: 5579

Re: 1621: "Fixion"

The god of the gaps particle.
by jozwa
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105362
Views: 32803874

Re: 1190: "Time"

Every few years I wonder how people can still be talking about this comic, and I check out this thread only to be reminded that it's just a random sandbox thread.
by jozwa
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 140
Views: 61586

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

This game gave me a Seiklus vibe.
by jozwa
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 21161

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I wonder if Randall was inspired by a recent Vsauce video.
by jozwa
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 14009

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

My favorite version of the footprint story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqN0cB-bAJ4
by jozwa
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105362
Views: 32803874

Re: 1190: "Time"

I see this thread is still going strong. I guess it hasn't had anything to do with the comic for a long time. And I'm probably not the first one to say that. :P
by jozwa
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1551: "Pluto"
Replies: 39
Views: 7841

1551: "Pluto"

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Title text: After decades of increasingly confused arguing, Pluto is reclassified as a "dwarf Pluto."

A new xkcd on a Tuesday? That's two monumental things in one day.

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