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by Edrees
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28316

Re: 1150: Instagram

You are all missing the real analogy. Considering instagram was sold to facebook, the better analogy is that Chad sold his house to Mark Zuckerberg, then informed you that the house was under new ownership, he moved to Australia, you failed to remove you stuff from his house, and the new owner decid...
by Edrees
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 45164

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

Surprised he didn't use the" no black man has ever been president "card. Nice comic!!!!!!!!
by Edrees
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 68706

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Technically, if you had one use backward and one use forward, you could kill hitler and return to the moment just before you used the time machine, so you could use it again since you aren't returning to the present. But if you didn't have a use back and a use forward but rather a round trip use whe...
by Edrees
Thu May 03, 2012 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85576

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Dear Randall, if I hadn't learned a foreign language, I'd've been unable to read this forum. And if I hadn't learned to cook (which I didn't learn in school), I'd have starved. Two bad examples. Now, P.E. I could've done without. You could easily survive working a cashier at some minimum wage job, ...
by Edrees
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 68137

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

I don't get it. How are any of these useful for approximations? Half of them are as hard to calculate or memorize as the actual equations or constants, if not harder. For example I may not know how many seconds in a year, but i can easily calculate it within 10 seconds - 60 x 60 x 60 x 24 x 365...bu...
by Edrees
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 35378

Re: 0951: "Working"

Here's a good way to put things in perspective. In the end, you'll decide whether it was worth it once you get old and have lived your life. Assuming you are 25 now, lets say you are 55 and look back and decide if it was worth it. Let's take a span or 30 years of saving X dollars per fill up. Say yo...
by Edrees
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0943: "Empirical"
Replies: 80
Views: 27358

Re: 0943: "Empirical"

scarletmanuka wrote:But how are you going to repeat the experiment, for verifiability? I mean, it could have just been an outlier.


It's repeated by the masses, it's called divorce and re marry ;)
by Edrees
Wed May 04, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 38567

Re: 891: Movie Ages

In an ironic twist of fate this makes me feel younger. I thought Toy Story came out a looooong time ago, but it's only been 15 years. Not really that much. A better way to make someone over the age of 21-22 feel old is point them to a 11 year old kid and tell them that kid wasn't alive when 9/11 hap...
by Edrees
Wed May 04, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 85996

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

I'm not sure if this comic was being funny or serious...not a good one.
by Edrees
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 106040

Re: 0881: "Probability"

GREAT comic, this one took me a few seconds to really get it but it was real good when it hit me. Pretty serious but that's good once in awhile. Fingers crossed that it's not based on a true story from Randall's life.
by Edrees
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 57705

Re: 0859: "("

He probably got inspired to do this from all the people who kept getting excessively annoyed and very verbal about a few typos in his comics lately.
by Edrees
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 24967

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

LOL wow this comic is scary accurate. Not so funny as it is one of the "wow, get out of my head Randall" moments. In my case, it's a matter of "time spent cooking + cost" vs. "time to go get something + cost", the sums of which are usually close enough to equal that I p...
by Edrees
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 19170

Re: 0848: "3D"

I'd still be able to observe the third dimension in that movie. I'm just that good at seeing objects despite their tightly packedness or discrete energies.
by Edrees
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 41265

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

I'm an engineer and I used to be like this when I was younger. After 3-4 years of work experience in the real world, and travelling to a few countries around hte world, you find that many subjects, fields of study, and concepts are real and are all pretty important. Not important as physics of cours...
by Edrees
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 22891

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

Alt text made the comic for me! Hilarious. Oh, and I hate these kind of statistics. I can never find the data/survey where they came from, so they might be completely made up. Or they might be done the complete wrong way - some people live in areas where lightning never strikes, or they use lightnin...
by Edrees
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 38255

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

HAHAHA I laughed really hard at this. I always thought the same thing! Especially because I always read it as "Ahead Stop" every single time. This is hilarious.
by Edrees
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 183025

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

Wow so much analysis for what I interpreted as a simple comic. It's poking fun of people who think they are better than others on the grounds that their opinion is the correct one, when the groups these people are feelings superior to are doing the exact same thing. Ala, people who go "democrat...
by Edrees
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39127

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

HAHAH,, so damn true. This reminds me how store websites always make the store locater the easiest thing to miss on the site, because they put it in a corner instead of putting it in ABC order along with the rest of the menu's on the sides. I expect a comic coming up about that too ;)
by Edrees
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0772: "Frogger"
Replies: 64
Views: 24232

Re: "Frogger" Discussion (#772)

Big Mother Truckers..Frogger Edition
by Edrees
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 41657

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

Wow mind blown. That's pretty amazing hahahahah

Alt text is also so true, I've done that a lot!
by Edrees
Wed May 26, 2010 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 32842

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

That comic isn't talking about art students it's talking about english students, so it appears you lack basic interpretation skills :lol: Randall made an error in the field of art, but he never made fun of art, he made fun of English literature (rather than language)
by Edrees
Wed May 26, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48336

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

People are never going to find this funny if they haven't seen the joke about "Dyslexics untie" at least once a year in the past 5 years. But if they have, like myself, it's hilarious.
by Edrees
Wed May 26, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 48336

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

I suspect that 80% of people who claim to suffer from Dyslexia do not actually suffer from it, but just once in awhile runs through things quick and mess up words.

this comic made me laugh hard. alt text is meh though
by Edrees
Mon May 17, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 32842

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

This one made me laugh REALLY hard. Genius!

And I"m big on EDM, so I know Daft Punk isn't techno, but I'm so used to people categorizing them incorrectly I ignore it instantaneously now.
by Edrees
Mon May 17, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25606

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

This is my unconvincing interpretation: The interjecting audience member represents a reader of the blog. By engaging in conversation with this guy, the blogger (on stage) has succeeded in "building a relationship" with his readers. This is signified by the fact that the reader doesn't ev...
by Edrees
Mon May 03, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 20113

Re: "Floor" Discussion

HAHAH great comic!!! Love this one. Alt text was cherry on top too.
by Edrees
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 12913

Re: "Eagle" Discussion

It took me awhile to understand this. I didn't quite understand why you'd be having a walkie talkie conversation with someone you were following around. I still don't understand, but I just changed the comic to read "My hobby: Interpreting everything field biologists say as code". I got co...
by Edrees
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 28937

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

This comic is the epiphany that most of the planet we live in is submerged underwater. That is to say, everything that we know about our planet takes place in like, 15% of it. We have no idea about most of the shit that's going on way down there under the ocean, and yet that's what the majority of o...
by Edrees
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 44505

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

The alt text really did it for me..hahahahah..love it.

also

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by Edrees
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 26850

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

People call other tweeter's either tweeters or tweeps. The messages themselves are called tweets. I loved this comic. I laughed hard because it's exactly what I did - update my facebook about it....but I ducked and covered first, waited for it to stop shaking, and then I went on the internet..lol. I...
by Edrees
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 114245

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

I wonder if there's a way to enable time travel mode, when you try to view the next comic it says "time travel mode not enabled". it doesn't say you outright can't do it..hmmmmm
by Edrees
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0679: "Christmas Plans"
Replies: 64
Views: 14418

Re: "Christmas Plans" Discussion

But who says Christmas follows quantum mechanics? Why wouldn't it follow classical mechanics? I'm assuming Christmas is not incredibly small on the scale of an electron. In fact in terms of holidays, I would say its pretty big. Not to be a killjoy or anything, i do love the comic, as always. Merry ...

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