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by icebrain
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 44371

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

You would be right except for the problem that most employees can't tell their employers "I am willing to work less hours in exchange for a comparable cut in pay" even if they are willing to take the pay cut--instead, many employees have the Hobson's Choice of "work as many hours as ...
by icebrain
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 71347

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

I hope you feel fantastic and you're still alive!
by icebrain
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25681

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

Well, I didn't get tired of checking - I was actually this close to writing a script to notify me by email when it's done but I felt bad wasting taxpayer money on doing this at work. If only governments were that conscientious! You don't need to write a script, just install rss2email in some Linux/...
by icebrain
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 135355

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

*I should engage in rational self-interest. *Accidents happen, and I may become one of the non-producers at any moment. *Therefore, I should hedge my bets by saving for the future, or joining an independent organization that provides insurance/protection. " National health systems have been sh...
by icebrain
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 62431

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

What bugs me when I want to look up something fairly obscure... When Wikipedia fails to provide enough information on the subject (eg, only provides a stub), I then try other sites suggested by Google, only to find that many of them only have information that is word-for-word identical to the Wikip...
by icebrain
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 20529

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

What I like about this comic is that it feels like a Calvin&Hobbes downhill ride.

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by icebrain
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 36917

Re: 0951: "Working"

I agree with some of the posters here: time is money, but how much varies depending on the person and on the time of day. For the average person, spending ten minutes to save a few bucks is reasonable. The point about wasting gas to get it cheaper is true, though. But I think most people realize tha...
by icebrain
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86103

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Now that with magnet links bittorrent can work without a tracker, it makes sense. But it still requires people to install a client. We should lobby Microsoft to include a basic Torrent client with Windows :P Is it possible (with software) to use a USB cable to connect two computers directly together...
by icebrain
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0885: "Recycling"
Replies: 59
Views: 15421

Re: 0885: "Recycling"

"I worry a lot about what the people at the recycling center think of me." Me- Hey guys, how's it going, I heard you're having a e-waste drive. Them- Yup, just set it down and we'll go though it Me- Um, yeah, actually, I was hoping to take some of it off your hands..... Them- ...... Me- W...

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