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by pgn674
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 46
Views: 17344

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

I was wondering what the emoji meant, and found that it's "Face With Open Mouth and Cold Sweat".

Representative images from different platforms can be seen here: https://emojipedia.org/face-with-open-m ... old-sweat/

BTW, U+1F630 is an unsupported character here.
by pgn674
Fri May 15, 2015 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 29101

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

"yum install google-android-emoji-fonts" improved the situation in Fedora. I still lack at least one of the characters it generates, but it works well enough now that I can conclude that this thing is rather boring. gdouros-symbola-fonts worked for me on Fedora with Google Chrome. Had to ...
by pgn674
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 33076

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

Here it is written out: HTTPS://65.222.202.53/~TILDE/PUB/CIA-BIN/ETC/INIT.DLL?FILE=__AUTOEXEC.BAT.MY%20OSX%20DOCUMENTS-INSTALL.EXE.RAR.INI.TAR.DOÇX.PHPHPHP.XHTML.TML.XTL.TXXT.0DAY.HACK.ERS_(1995)_BLURAY_CAM-XVID.EXE.TAR.[SCR].LISP.MSI.LNK.ZDA.GNN.WRBT.OBJ.O.H.SWF.DPKG.APP.ZIP.TAR.TAR.CO.GZ.A.OUT.EXE
by pgn674
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 33132

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

I've gone through quite a few non boot (used for storage) hard drives on my dual boot system. Once had like 5 attached at a time. I named the first Primary, and went from there: Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary, Quinary, Senary, and Septenary.
by pgn674
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 16244

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

If you can't see it, turn off AdBlock.

Edit: I figured out why. One of EasyList's rules is "/advertising_", which matches the image at http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/advertising_discovery.png
by pgn674
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70119

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Shadow Birch. Sounds more like a Native American name. Or maybe a ninja.
by pgn674
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 39211

Re: 0858: "Milk"

siecraticmethod wrote:
squareroot wrote:THIS IS THE RIGHT THREAD PPLZ
Is it really? Nobody has mentioned Meet the Parents over here. :|
It is because this is the lowest number Milk thread, at 68386.
by pgn674
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0837: "Coupon Code"
Replies: 86
Views: 28121

Re: 0837: Coupon Code

Here are the two previous related bobcat comics:
xkcd: A-Minus-Minus
xkcd: Packages
And a random bobcat comic:
xkcd: Snow Tracking
by pgn674
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 28594

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

Holy crap, this exact thing has happened to me so many times. Something forms out of nowhere, comes right for me, then splits at the last second. I swear, the towns north and south of me (04021) get better thunderstorms than I do. It must be like "a watched pot never boils." A watched rada...
by pgn674
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"
Replies: 65
Views: 23042

Re: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"

I just noticed that this comic now has img title text:

Guest comic by Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content, whose internal monologue hasn't been speaking to him for the past three years.

OP may want to edit his post for this.
by pgn674
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 25959

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

Can anyone explain why you can do this doubling thing with solid spheres, but not with sphere surfaces, solid circle disks, or circle outlines?
by pgn674
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 25959

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

Isn't the img-title "The Banach-Tarski theorem was actually first developed by King Solomon, but his gruesome attempts to apply it set back set theory for centuries."?
by pgn674
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 17706

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Nitpicky question on img-title: What'll I say -- "I was staring at some cat vomit when I got the news?" Should that question mark be inside the closing quotes or outside it? news?" or news"? I've heard that all punctuation should be inside closing quotes, but the question mark ap...
by pgn674
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24104

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

Brilliant? A wordy lead to a "snooze-button" joke that sounds like something Seinfeld would have wrote while coming down off coke? I think Randal wanted to point out that we live in cool times and, on a long time scale, exciting times. He probably used his artist character because artists...
by pgn674
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 55447

Re: "1996" Discussion

TI-BASIC on the TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator was my first programming language. Assembly for the Z80 chip in the same calculator was my second. Self-taught, too.
by pgn674
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26020

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

pgn674 wrote:The img-title sounds like a political cartoon. Any artists want to take a whack at it?
by pgn674
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26020

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones. The img-title sounds like a political cartoon. Any artists want to take ...
by pgn674
Wed May 05, 2010 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Problem with the colour naming survey
Replies: 21
Views: 3567

Re: Problem with the colour naming survey

In reference to another part of the blag post : For those wondering where the layout of the map comes from, I point you to a quick and pixelated mock-up of the RGB color cube I made a while ago: Hilbert Curve - Paul - Picasa Web Albums . The map is made of 3 faces: The bottom face, and the two faces...
by pgn674
Tue May 04, 2010 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Color Survey Results" Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

"Color Survey Results" Discussion

Since the commenting of the xkcd blag is broken, I'm starting a thread. Didn't find any other thread anywhere else. For those wondering where the layout of the map comes from, I point you to a quick and pixelated mock-up of the RGB color cube I made a while ago: Hilbert Curve - Paul - Picasa Web Alb...
by pgn674
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 98666

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

hthall wrote:Title-text: I just caught myself idly trying to work out what that resistor mass would actually be, and realized I had self-nerd-sniped.
Can't believe no one linked to the referenced comic already: xkcd: Nerd Sniping
by pgn674
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0721: "Flatland"
Replies: 125
Views: 50085

Re: "Flatland" Discussion

"What's up?" ... Hah, I laughed pretty hard at that.
by pgn674
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28230

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Magnanimous wrote:The comic should've been about the cheesegraters... It would've confused everyone who doesn't go on a galaxy far, far away. :P
Cheesegraters? Who dreams about cheesegraters, and what does that have to do with Star Wars?
by pgn674
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 45942

Re: "I Am" Discussion

I think this is the scene from Star Wars IV: A New Hope, that the comic is referencing: THREEPIO: I see, sir. LUKE: Uh, you can call me Luke. THREEPIO: I see, sir Luke. LUKE: (laughing) Just Luke. THREEPIO: And I am See-Threepio, human-cyborg relations, and this is my counterpart, Artoo-Detoo. LUKE:...
by pgn674
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 36854

Re: "MicroSD" Discussion

The library at my university does that to me. It is quite rectangular in shape, so whenever I walk by it, I think of it as being a massive block of knowledge. Sometimes I wander through the half-floor sections, randomly opening encyclopaedic tomes of journal archives, rulings from some small forgott...
by pgn674
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 16341

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

Did anyone else notice that camera girl lost her backpack in the last panel?
by pgn674
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 36709

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

However, here you're dealing with an implicitly Christian fantasy by an explicitly Christian author. The prequel, The Magician's Nephew , revealed reality to be a multiverse, over which one God reigns, one Logos incarnates in each universe, and one Spirit moves the hearts of all sentient beings to ...
by pgn674
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 16979

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

Here, the foliage isn't turning out so well this year because of weird summer weather that caused most of the leaves to half-foliate near the end of summer and develop brown spots. And it wasn't like half the leaves went brown, it was spots comprising of half of every leaf on the tree.
by pgn674
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 84171

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

Here's a good way to approach this, if you really want to go for it: First, have something to complement, such as a cute netbook. In your opening phrase, it'd be best to have her pronoun before yours, like "you're netbook is cute" instead of "I like your netbook". The second one ...
by pgn674
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0634: "Date"
Replies: 102
Views: 18484

Re: "Date" Discussion

I've traveled here from the year 1985 to say this: Again the setup of the comic remminds me of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Not that that's a bad thing, I enjoy SMBC a bunch too. It's just interesting to think I'm noticing an influence in Randal's work here.
by pgn674
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 29594

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

Steve the Pocket wrote:Reminded me more of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Present bizarre scenario, add caption that makes it slightly less bizarre but somehow funnier.
I've traveled here from the year 1985 to say this: Indeed, I definitely thought SMBC before I even got to the alt-text.
by pgn674
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0623: "Oregon"
Replies: 141
Views: 42014

Re: "Oregon" Discussion

I however do recall an awesome X-wing star wars game, all wireframe and excellent, which I am apparently the only person who ever played. That and that tank game and super violent animated chess. you know, with the queen with an anvil in her purse? Oh man, I remember those. The X-Wing game was just...
by pgn674
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0622: "Haiku Proof"
Replies: 126
Views: 41921

Re: "Haiku Proof" discussion

Why doesn't the second panel have a border :S... It does; you're hallucinating. The wording does not match up with the proof (as explained by revolutionx897) that he's trying to use. Top prime's divisors' product (plus one)'s factors are...? Q.E.D., bitches! It means: Take the highest prime you can...
by pgn674
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 56294

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

If I recall correctly, Google handles unicorn horns and light years in a tablespoon, too.
by pgn674
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 77254

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Reminds me of a web site I came across recently: You Park Like an Asshole. Gives you tickets for various situations you can print out and bring along with you in your car.
by pgn674
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0542: "Cover-Up"
Replies: 113
Views: 24515

Re: "Cover-Up" Discussion

So, who here looked up at their own ceiling after reading this comic? I did, before I even managed to read the alt text. And now who here is reading this post, resisting the urge to look up at their ceiling; a ceiling that they've never really paid much attention to and that, for all they know, coul...
by pgn674
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0473: "Still Raw"
Replies: 238
Views: 40605

Re: "Still Raw" Discussion

I think in our world, the plane would take off. But, here's what get's me. The problem says the conveyor belt is "designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction." Now, what does that mean? If the conveyor belt moves in the opposite direction and equal s...
by pgn674
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 32141

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

Well, by pressing CTRL-C and sending SIGINT, he's interrupting the WIFI Autoconfig process. I expect it will kill the AI field agents it had forked earlier. Since these agents had previously inherited the children, they're now the children's parents. Since the parents are being quickly killed, the c...

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