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by Randomness
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1165: "Amazon"
Replies: 37
Views: 11758

Re: 1165: "Amazon"

How is that out flow measured (for .com)? Is it only the amazon warehouse or does it include the private sellers? And .9 cubic meter a second is quite impressive. but then I have nothing to relate it to, something like ikea might beat it if only by having larger things to ship.
by Randomness
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 18914

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

But I do hate dramas. I don't know about my rate of announcing that fact, but I do walk out when ever someone turns one on. I find very little drama in real life and I care for dementia patients, paranoid ones.
by Randomness
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 31363

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

How do I determine if a combination number and letters is available to request? You can search online to determine if a specific combination is available to request, or you can call 1-518-402-4838. You must explain what the combination means or what the combination represents. The DMV reviews reque...
by Randomness
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1095: "Crazy Straws"
Replies: 95
Views: 29456

Re: 1095: "Crazy Straws"

Himself wrote:Wouldn't the bottom be the individual, or is there some smaller unit of subculture? Does that mean I'm my own subculture?

No, you're just a culture.
by Randomness
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”
Replies: 115
Views: 23784

Re: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”

My, what a thread full of circular logic. All I will say is;

I don't care what daddy says, I'm going to marry that cooperation some day (though as it is genderless I may have to move to a state that allows homosexual unions first).
by Randomness
Wed May 02, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87892

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

the thought process in education seems to be "ok, we've got this interesting subject.... how can we suck all the life out of it and condition young people to hate it" I recently saw a proposed second level curriculum for computer science/programming and the only conclusion I can draw from...
by Randomness
Wed May 02, 2012 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87892

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I accompanied my fiance to a meet up with some high school friends she hadn't seen in 17 years, and this exact sentiment arose in the course of their reminiscing. She turned to me and said, "can you think of any time you have had to use algebra since high school?", but wasn't amused when ...
by Randomness
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 32921

Re: #1042: "Never"

Is it sad that so many forum topics since Kerning has had someone make a negative comment about the kerning of the comic, while so few of the topics before Kerning did? It's really a shame that Randall's kerning has gotten so much worse since he made a comic about it. What an interesting assumption.
by Randomness
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 20105

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

This comic is like, in a foreign language to me. Er, well, the comic is always in a foreign language. But this one seems to be in a foreign language other than English. What the hell is it about, and what is the joke? "Where in the world is Carmen Diego" seems to be a kid's tv show from t...
by Randomness
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39108

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Is any one else now nervous about handkerchiefs?
by Randomness
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 39299

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

As a totally unrelated aside, why are BBC shows generally so much better than American ones? Part two of that, why do Americans seem to think that they have to make their own version of everything (generally very bad versions of said shows)? couple more months til the new Dr. Who series.... They ar...
by Randomness
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33361

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

Top Gear is great entertainment and terrible journalism. As long as you accept it as the first it's fairly enjoyable, provided you don't take any of their comments or the results of the circumstances in which they put themselves with any seriousness. (And yeah, the Tesla Roadster thing bugged me to...
by Randomness
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33361

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

I can't think of an episode that wasn't about motor vehicles. Yeah, it's about cars. But they have all these rigged races, a right-wing political agenda. And to cap it all, they pretended an electric car ran out of power when in reality they drove it round and round until it did. It's turned into a...
by Randomness
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40259

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

You mean they cleverly don't stand around waiting for you to finish fiddling with the card terminal, but get the job done so the people behind you can get on with their day instead of waiting for you to try to get everything into one less bag and save a flippin' dime? Those bastards. I hate bagers....
by Randomness
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 62257

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

And if you're looking for a wee bit of fun - see if you can definitively find out the late Michael Jackson's middle name: "Joe" or "Joseph". Both version appear on legal documents... Well as I understand* it Joe is a common abbreviation for Joseph I would guess Joseph is the ful...
by Randomness
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 62257

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

This happened with the German minister for economics, who was announced in 2009. His full name is Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg . Someone had, the night before he was announced, decided to add an extra name. The next morning, ...
by Randomness
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 20492

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

That is an interesting assumption, that things that CAN fly still dream of flight. Wouldn't they dream of something they couldn't do?
by Randomness
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65197

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

coyotebush wrote:Why did not-hat-guy just turn around and get on the down escalator?

Who says he did? the confusion lasted for 2 hours. Plenty of time to grab a meal or movie and head back the way they came.
by Randomness
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87441

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Did everyone post that the right side car was of a childless couple?(sorry if I missed a contrary post)
I looked at it as parents who calculated the cost of the children and represented the cost on the car instead of the being.
by Randomness
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320810

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

So, spelling was may worst subject (I once spelled answer->annqswler, causing my teacher much confusion), the places that you enter passwords have no spellcheck. I wonder how long it would take someone relying on dictionary hacks to figure out my passwords, without help from a keylogger to learn typ...
by Randomness
Sat May 14, 2011 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 20671

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

How is it that nobody has asked after the authenticity of this quote. I can't find it on the interwebs which means it mustn't exist! Help! Real evidence, please! wait, what? http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=71066#p2611923 ←that? I don't think friedlad meant you, Schadenfreude. I'm gue...
by Randomness
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48959

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

I work in an ER everyday and it is my job to document each patients medical chart side by side with the physician. Kidney stones, child birth, gallstones, and aortic dissections take the cake. It is extremely interesting to see how similar conditions and ailments affect different people. Some peopl...
by Randomness
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48959

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

What, No migraine sufferers? I'd say a bad one of those is a 7/8, where the only thing you can think of is how wonderful unconsciousness would be. A 9 you wouldn't be able to think even of that, and a 10 your body would automatically give you unconsciousness. Of course at those levels you would be u...
by Randomness
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 40149

Re: 0858: "Milk"

hmmm.... people have boobs... so, could a person be milked? Market gap? I guess most mothers use their milk for their own offspring, might be hard to get enough to be worth selling on a grand scale. Ever hear of wet nurses? Used to be a profession and while not mass marketed there always seemed to ...
by Randomness
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"
Replies: 51
Views: 13864

Re: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"

That picture upset you guys that much? Guess you haven't worked in the medical field cause that wasn't as bad as what I was thinking. Of course my mind went to the burn unit and radiation burns....
by Randomness
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 25510

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

You'd also be showing a lack of knowledge of basic biology: Similar characteristics such as skin pigmentation are meaningless outside of their biological utility, they have no bearing on social standing, mental capacity, or anything of the sort so why get angry about it? Your belief that if no one ...
by Randomness
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 39435

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

Well that explains Yoda's speech patterns.
by Randomness
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44476

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

For some reason I feel the need to mention a SNL skit with Eddie Murphy: Mr. Robinson's neighborhood.
by Randomness
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28668

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

To everyone who says "the virus will spread anyway": Notice that it's a toxin, not a virus. Toxins aren't that freaky. Couldn't they just have strapped him to an electrostatic muscle activator, or injected him with some caffeine, until he sweats all the toxin out? worse, viruses die witho...
by Randomness
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0734: "Outbreak"
Replies: 126
Views: 28668

Re: "Outbreak" Discussion

But they opened the door violating quarentine procedure. Now they have to be in isolation for a week. And excepting the crisis over in five minutes, this is the plot of every action movie.



*separate isolation areas please, after all only one got hit by the blood splatter.
by Randomness
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What does the world hate about America?
Replies: 346
Views: 34393

Re: What does the world hate about America?

The above posts are correct. It is a reason why people hate America, but its a petty and stupid one. La Tem..... is right to identify it as such. And the rest of us are right to mock it. So, we all agree then :D If I may summarize this thread a bit, these are some of the reasons why someone, or som...
by Randomness
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15866

Re: "iPad" discussion

Is it just me, or does Megan look super different? Edit: ...unless that's not her :o It's that she's looking downwards, makes her hair part differently which is the only distinguishing feature anyone in the comic has. Is anyone else disappointed in the trend in naming things? Science fiction storie...
by Randomness
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45721

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

And you know, you really don't have to say "www" anymore. And "http colon" is just uncalled for. I completely disagree. Years ago that was true because few places were anything but "http:/www." , so at that time I skipped that bit and said the rest of the address. Now ...
by Randomness
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 29016

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

as for the shower in the wardrobe, no, but I have dreampt of opening a dresser and urinating on the clothes inside. interesting. are you sure you were dreaming? did you smell of urine the next day? cause i know those who have had dreams of using the toilet to find that they did urinate, just not wh...
by Randomness
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What does the world hate about America?
Replies: 346
Views: 34393

Re: What does the world hate about America?

RE: whether those who speak English as a first language should learn another. Yes. Being bilingual has many benefits. For one, if you ever deal with people who speak another language, they would love to hear their native tongue and speaking it around them will give you brownie points with them (tour...
by Randomness
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22781

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

The Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower cannot. Taken alone this sentence has no meaning and your request means they need to be separate. Don't use the cheat of relying on a previous sentence in this type of situation. And I think most people can see a difference between animate and inanimate ev...
by Randomness
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 29016

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Is it the dream where your on a mountain with thousands of neaked women throwing pickles at you? additional: worst dream ever- waking up after a school dream thinking it was Saturday only to find out my dream was prophetic down to what the idiots said to me... so boring. freakiest dream- dreaming my...
by Randomness
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 24189

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

I think people are missing the real problem with killing your past-self... you still remember the things that caused you to believe that time travel is a bad idea. If you don't want those things to have happened you have to sabotage the project, so no version of you has to live with the horror of mi...

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