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by hicksbw
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37401

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

I have a thinkpad. I have a trackpoint. There is no scroll. The scroll is not.

xyzzy! Nothing happens.

/.Insert insensitive clod remark here./
by hicksbw
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50139393

Re: 1190: "Time"

The image at the top of the discussion thread is of two people sitting: http://origin.imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png The image I currently (2013-03-25 11:13 UT) get is of one lying, the other walking away: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ti...
by hicksbw
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98665

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

To hell with numerical dates. I write DD<three letter month abbreviation>YYYY on anything I have any control over. Completely unambiguous. Web forms generally tell you explicitly what they want, so they're not a big issue either. This depends on your choice of natural language. It appears to work f...
by hicksbw
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 36287

Re: 1166: "Argument"

... to maintain an active argument for nine years? ... An arbitrarily long sequence of unrelated assertions is not an argument. And the only available conclusion is that it will not be reached. Sort of like Zeno, only using 1/3 instead of 1/2. Offtopic: What is the appropriate ellipsis following a ...
by hicksbw
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1152: "Communion"
Replies: 124
Views: 23987

Re: 1152: "Communion"

orthogon wrote:If the communion wafer transforms into the body of Christ, does it taste a bit like chicken?


Pork. Long Pork.
by hicksbw
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Minimum energy for weather control
Replies: 6
Views: 3632

Re: Minimum energy for weather control

Depends on the battery's capacity. In units of butterfly.
by hicksbw
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What does XKCD stand for?
Replies: 31
Views: 9038

What does XKCD stand for?

From the kindaFAQ at http://xkcd.com/about/ " What does XKCD stand for? It's not actually an acronym. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings." I can't be the first to observe this, but (1) reverse th...
by hicksbw
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 76076

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Further, disturbing, results

Mahjong < 0.5%
Overclocking > 2%

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