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by spacedman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 40874

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Girls and Boys go to University
To get more perversity.

Thanks to the forum for providing context on this XKCD, I don't think the original rhyme is heard in the UK...
by spacedman
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57637

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

These categories aren't mutually exclusive! You can be emotional about people being wrong on the internet about cancer, for example the Burzynski Center, Gerson Therapy, and assorted other quack therapists. Politics and Cancer mashup too, especially when your politicians are busy dismantling your st...
by spacedman
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62752

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

Surely this table would have been better presented on a log scale....
by spacedman
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62752

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

It is incredible how many references there are to 1 girl 2 cups. I don't even want to contemplate any combination of x girls and y cups or what such search results might entail. I cant' see any problem with 1 girl and 2 cups: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupsize but then over here in the UK we don'...
by spacedman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0371: "Compiler Complaint"
Replies: 76
Views: 19737

Re: "Compiler Complaint" Discussion

aliask wrote:
quincysdad wrote:Compilers don't catch seg faults - they happen during run time.


Looks like I wasn't the only one to register just to point this out, but you beat me to it good sir.


Maybe the compiler is just showing some concern for its kids, or 'binaries' as we call them.
by spacedman
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0364: "Responsible Behavior"
Replies: 79
Views: 24756

Re: "Responsible Behavior" Discussion

But what we all want to know is whether he fingered her first...

See, for example, http://www.heureka.clara.net/sunrise/mykey.htm
by spacedman
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22335

Quantum pot watching

A watched pot never boils because the act of observation reduces the wavefunction to a single state, and if you watch the pot truly continuously (and do the math) there's no component of time in that state equation. An unwatched pot never boils also, it remains in a quantum superposition of all poss...
by spacedman
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0315: "Braille"
Replies: 108
Views: 28184

Kinda on topic.. When I'm waiting at the traffic lights, I love putting my finger on the blind people's button thing that's there, above the big silver button. It's so cool. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Maybe it's only in Oz? Does it do something when its safe to cross? Over here in the...
by spacedman
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 51433

Prize

Prize to the first person to really fashion a harness out of cat-6 cable. Hint: use several strands woven together to make a rope - a single strand is going to HURT! I reckon its possible...

XKCD readers have done weirder things...
by spacedman
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0302: "Names"
Replies: 131
Views: 31011

Re: "Names" discussion

ShadowLurker wrote:Alt-text: I'm always so happy that I successfully nagivated the introduction that I completely forget to pay attention to the name the other person told me.


Its really important to get the name right, otherwise what are you going to shout out during sex?
by spacedman
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45023

Barbie wrote:
zenten wrote:My highschool always wrote PLO.

My university always had everything erased no matter what was done. Except for the times it was just randomly still there.

Maybe PLO is a Canada thing.

I've always seen PLO instead of DNE too.


PLO? That to me says "Palestine Liberation Organization"!
by spacedman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0287: "NP-Complete"
Replies: 191
Views: 36634

Solution

I have a truly marvellous general solution to these classes of problem but this textbox is too narrow to contain it.

Barry

[no, you guys DONT need a hint to know what I'm talking about here :)]
by spacedman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0286: "All Your Base"
Replies: 102
Views: 24292

wac wrote:I wonder how long until the cats of barely intelligible grammar meme is going to go the way of "all your base".

<hipkids> I CAN HAS ALL UR BASE!


I think the 'Dont Cross The Memes' table needs a new column:

http://totl.net/Memes/memes.php

Barry
by spacedman
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0282: "Organic Fuel"
Replies: 142
Views: 38697

A newspaper recently ran a contest to find the worst pun ever, and one guy was so keen to win he sent in ten entries, thinking that one of them would win, but no pun in ten did.
by spacedman
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 32032

snicker wrote:Out of all the disciplines in civil engineering, transportation engineering is one of the most underrated (and in my opinion, most boring and easiest ;).


Some editions of the UK Yellow Pages Phone Directory had the following entry:

Boring: see Civil Engineers
by spacedman
Fri May 25, 2007 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0268: "Choices: Part 5"
Replies: 112
Views: 27198

Am I the only person who started humming Mary Poppins? And I don't know about anyone else, but if I wasn't really busy at the moment, I would -so- say yes. Don't take a girl kite-flying on a date. Afterwards, your friends will ask you if you had trouble keeping it up. Haha very funny. </happened_to...
by spacedman
Fri May 11, 2007 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0260: "The Glass Necklace"
Replies: 179
Views: 78199

In reality...

what would actually happen is that lightning would hit the balloon while the guy was still holding it, and the final frame would be the girlfriend being presented with a small urn. And a saving on crematorium fees.
by spacedman
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0248: "Hypotheticals"
Replies: 77
Views: 20494

Re: "Hypotheticals" discussion

Phi wrote:This reminds me of one time when one of my friends randomly said "I've got a weird thought. What if there were no hypothetical situations?"


Was that friend well-known comic Steven Wright? I think he said it first...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wright
by spacedman
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0230: "Hamiltonian"
Replies: 103
Views: 47343

pens

Belial wrote:
..I'm just wondering where he's gonna find a pen.


Especially one that writes reliably on boobs. Those are rare.


I did have a groupie once ask me to autograph her breasts after a gig. Rock and roll. Sadly she didn't stick around to want me to wash it off her in the morning.

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