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by GunJack
Sun May 23, 2010 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417187

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello. From reading several 'hello' posts from various scientists, mathematicians, scholars, etc, I've been spending a little too much energy trying to make myself sound as intellectually useful to society, but instead... I'm a big, hairy, tattoo'd, biker from the UK, I have worked as a UNIX (and i...
by GunJack
Fri May 14, 2010 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 33691

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

Once upon a morning dreary, logging in, hungover, weary, Surfing quaint and curious comics full of oft forgotten physics lore, While I typo’d, fingers tapping, suddenly there came a snapping, As of someone freestyle rapping, rapping ‘neath my chamber floor. ‘Tis a drum machine’ I muttered ‘ thumpin...
by GunJack
Thu May 13, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" Discussion

neither does any academic research. . Nonsense. Wikipedia is the first place a lot of people go, my college lecturers included. They admitted this but told us not to include it in the bibliography of our thesis! Of course they don't believe every word it says, but it always offers a nice overview a...
by GunJack
Thu May 13, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Indeed this is exactly why is isn't a democracy, because about every five minutes a bunch of dudes from some website decide it would be totally hilarious if their pet gag was in the encyclopedia. And that website would be The Imageboard Which Shall Not Be Named. We know would Wikipedia would look l...
by GunJack
Thu May 13, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417187

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Odd_nonposter. I'm odd, and I don't post a lot. Tautologies aside, I'm a white 17.98 year old male from Ohio. Raised on a typical "big four" Midwestern-US cash crop farm, I'm somewhat of an anomaly in nearly all social situations that I've encountered--a nerdy farmer. Relatively i...
by GunJack
Thu May 13, 2010 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

An acquaintance of mine with the last name "Fick" (yes, ficken = fuck in German, even though the historical origin of the name is completely different) also insisted on using her real name when working with customers. Worked quite well, the only person worried about it was the supervisor....
by GunJack
Thu May 13, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417187

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

math is not my subject never has been, never will be. No worries, man - you're definitely not alone there. I think I fell off the math train right around the time my teachers started throwing letters in with the numbers.[/quote] oddly enough I am currently reading this alone... nothing is breathing...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Mr. Burke wrote:
etherknight wrote:Like the term 'nee' for a woman's last name before she married. I have yet to read that term anywhere else, or hear it spoken even once.

You should visit France (or Québec, whichever is nearer) more often.



LOL :D :D
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

I don't know if the concept is interesting or not, because the deletionism puritans censors have killed the page on wikipedia. So sad Wikipedia is run by censors now :-( In my days, we called them “editors.” C'mon Mr. Burke, we all know the difference between censors and editors, and wikipedia is p...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Let's focus on the real scandal here, please: Randall is trying to take credit for malamanteau, a word that I invented three years ago. My lawyers are drafting some strongly-worded letters as we speak! citation needed ...and...I always laugh when reading "citation needed", my mind instant...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

I don't know if the concept is interesting or not, because the deletionism puritans censors have killed the page on wikipedia. So sad Wikipedia is run by censors now :-( In my days, we called them “editors.” C'mon Mr. Burke, we all know the difference between censors and editors, and wikipedia is p...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417187

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, Gunjack here (please no bot jokes) I'm a twentyalways years old male, worked in many many many different things, teacher, tourist guide, dishwasher, risk managemente technician, airplane mechanic; currently happily married, waiting for my first son (whose name was selected in the "think bef...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I kind of feel sorry for those who's nick name is Dick. It was a logical nickname at the past, but it's horrible in the present where people call people dicks and pussies. There was a story was very old cousin said. He's waiting at the line in an LTO office (automobile registration). Then the clerk...
by GunJack
Wed May 12, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43979

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

RandAlThor wrote:Randall: LEARN HOW TO USE A FUCKING APOSTROPHE!



are those used like a regular apostrophe?? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

mmm....reminds me of some fucking jacket... :P
by GunJack
Mon May 10, 2010 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0738: "Incision"
Replies: 42
Views: 16485

Re: "Incision" Discussion

Didn't really get the joke at fist-sight, had to read the thread to understand it. What really bothers me is that there's a verb after "accidentally". Too much time on the internet, I guess. totally got the joke, operation is within my childhood memories, but so does not get your "ac...
by GunJack
Fri May 07, 2010 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

His parents wanted him to be an American economist, but instead, he became a Norwegian geologist Yeah, gotta be hard to see what's under all that ice... that reaaaaally made me laugh!!!! he should be an economist and should work with Jo King: - Who came up with this figures? - just guessing - are y...
by GunJack
Fri May 07, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 20221

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

prokrastinatorSF wrote:What it was packaged under the Napoleonic Republican calendar?



The french republic calendar!!! that was such an awesome calendar...just to say the word termidor makes me feel cool :D
that was the calendar you were typing about?
by GunJack
Wed May 05, 2010 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0736: "Cemetery"
Replies: 52
Views: 15024

Re: "Cemetery" discusstion

gelatinskeleton wrote:And I've discovered that the worst place to read XKCD is school. I literally laughed out loud, and people looked at me funny.



eh...for you I agree... for me, I'm in my office (as usual), and from the next office they always give me weird looks... spooky, green weird looks :shock:
by GunJack
Mon May 03, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 21016

Re: "Floor" Discussion

SorryBoringNickName wrote:Hot lava??

Naive

When I was a child it was "pichí caliente" (hot pee).


for me it was hot lava, since we could clearly see a volcano from our window...

PS1: what's with the "we" Randall??
PS2: dude(SBNN)...are you chilean???
by GunJack
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28705

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

-.Mateo.- wrote:If a girl is a scientist and "keeps a gun in her truck", you propose. Then you ask her name



A Gazillion times yes!!!!!

"Tell Laura I love Braaaaiiiiinsss...." (to the "tell Laura I love her" tune)
by GunJack
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29723

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

would you prefer to be stuck on a desert island? or a deserted island? i'd pick deserted (actually, i'd pick a desserted island, but that's not an option). a desert island suggested it was never inhabited, at least on a deserted island there's a chance of finding things that were left behind that c...
by GunJack
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29723

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

I hate it that web browsers only display the alt text for a second or so when you mouse over the cartoon. I had to mouse-over 4 or 5 times before I managed to reach everything, which sucks. Hard to appriciate poetry when it's broken up. Sure there's been a fix for that posted before. Try using Fire...
by GunJack
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29723

Re: Desert Island Discussion

GalstafSofL wrote:
Kizor wrote:What's bugging me is the alt text. I keep trying to read it as a re-wording of We didn't start the fire, and it keeps coming across as malformed.


I did the same exact thing.



and know I have to listen to that song or I'll be humming the chorus all day
by GunJack
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29723

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

The Tacoma Narrows bridge! Woo hoo! That is one of those pet things I have where I cherish knowing it because no one else I know knows about it. But it's nice to be reminded that there are plenty of online nerdy types who do. What about you guys? What are your such cherished knowledges? Things you ...
by GunJack
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 101056

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

pretty sure that Randall posted this, sat back with a chronometer, and counted the time to see the first post trying to resolve this...maybe there's a poll... some betting.... yeah...
and the "one mile=one kilometer" joke is for THOSE COUNTRIES that still uses miles...
by GunJack
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0729: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 107
Views: 25411

Re: "Laser Pointer" Discussion

Still waiting for the "nine lives Garfield scan"... guess is harder because is a Cat-scan... :D

I'm so ashamed... :oops: but I couldn't resist :twisted:
by GunJack
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27340

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

MrsCharm wrote:CONTINUTY ERROR WHY WOLD A STICKMAN HAVE A CURSOR OF A HUMEN HAND



LOL!!!
by GunJack
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 27340

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

Darn it, I was just about to create a topic about this. Oh, well. Congratulations on being first also. I laughed so hard when I saw this. I wonder what will happen when you click on the wing...or the tail of the airplane... Also, why is the pilot wearing sunglasses? WE ALWAYS WEAR SUNGLASSES Ps: (j...
by GunJack
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

TheChewanater wrote:
Monika wrote:But think: One time your kid will ask you how you chose his name, and you will need to tell him: "Satan told me to" :twisted:



and then I'll say :and now go bother your sister Lilith, Dammit!!!! :twisted:
by GunJack
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

lol, even one guy told me : The guy from "Hellboy" right?? ROTFL. He was right in a way, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samael#Popular_culture : "In the film Hellboy, one of the antagonists is a giant hell-hound called Sammael, that Hellboy nicknames "Sammy"." :) Are...
by GunJack
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

ok... pretty good and strong points... here in Chile people is really weird regarding some aspects... for example in the religious part, people is very catholic "in my own way"...so no one to whom I asked knew who samael was... lol, even one guy told me : The guy from "Hellboy" r...
by GunJack
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Eebster the Great wrote:Just go with Sebastian. That name is sweet.



Sorry...too many sebastians on the family already
by GunJack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 75664

Re: "Hell" Discussion

I wanna be the guy on imppossible difficulty. Take a normal platform game, except that one hit kills you, there is only one save in the entire game, which is only available for 1 frame (after trying to kill you), and everything is trying to kill you. EVERTYHING. including the apples/giant cherries/...
by GunJack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 75664

Re: "Hell" Discussion

C' mon, two pages of posts and no one remember tetrisphere?... that is tetris hell indeed :evil: ps: don't know why but in my head appeared leonidas saying: "Tonight, we dine in tetris hell!"...WTF? :?: :!: :!: :?: Am I the only one that actually liked that game to a small degree? It seem...
by GunJack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 75664

Re: "Hell" Discussion

I wanna be the guy on imppossible difficulty. Take a normal platform game, except that one hit kills you, there is only one save in the entire game, which is only available for 1 frame (after trying to kill you), and everything is trying to kill you. EVERTYHING. including the apples/giant cherries/...
by GunJack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Indeed, Samael with one "M" is cannonical, regarding the religious part, my wife and I are both atheist, so we just find it a cool name due to what we consider mythology... but yeah, it seems that people here are really, really really religious... Thanks monika! I would like to ask your op...
by GunJack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 75664

Re: "Hell" Discussion

C' mon, two pages of posts and no one remember tetrisphere?... that is tetris hell indeed :evil:

ps: don't know why but in my head appeared leonidas saying: "Tonight, we dine in tetris hell!"...WTF? :?: :!: :!: :?:
by GunJack
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352947

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Simon's initials are SS, maybe it's that. Edit: Do'h I read the article and realised that to swindle means to con or steal. Yeah, but he writes he first changed his given name, only later his family name. And the initials SS, while somewhat unfortunate, would probably not get people to laugh at him...
by GunJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7843

Re: Billingual weirdness

Close friend of mine is bilingual, Spanish/English. She doesn't switch mid-sentence- that seems to visibly bother her. But she'll switch off sentences sometimes. She'll stop sometimes and say a word in Spanish and ask me for the word in English but she seems to hate mixing. most bilingual Spanish/E...
by GunJack
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7843

Re: Billingual weirdness

OMZ...here in Chile is so annoying...people uses english words directly into spanish way too much: Merchandising, Blackout, Royalties...and is anoying 'cause in Chile the level of english taught at schools is really low (take it from a teacher/student), well at least they are used in the proper cont...

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