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by CasualSax
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 15184

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Maybe I just hate moving more than the rest of you, but all of my boxes end up with profanity on them. "Fragile as @#$&" is one that comes to mind. Oh, and the box labeled "X-MEN X-MAS."
by CasualSax
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 127678

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

God help whoever decides to try and parse the data. How many variations can we have of: "'); DROP TABLE Results;--');"?
by CasualSax
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 127678

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I'm not worried about polluted results in an unscientific anonymous survey that allows multiple user submissions. :)
by CasualSax
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 127678

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I propose we all go back and take the survey again, but pretending to be our favorite character. I'm going with Friendly, from Abercrombie's First Law series.
by CasualSax
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 25624

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

The AOL Citadel reference - is that from old school RhyDin chat room role playing? I remember there were a bunch of big guilds back then, and they all had three letter acronyms - DmC, DoG.. Wow I feel old. Should I feel better or worse that Angelfire is still hosting stuff? Like this wonderful list .
by CasualSax
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8258
Views: 787977

Re: You must not say duck

I regret to inform you that I have joined la RĂ©sistance de Canard, and will be trying to see how many posts in a row we can include the word that means remove your head from the line of fire.

Down with tyranny, Down with Speciesism. It is time for the ducks to fly!
by CasualSax
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 178815

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I felt the comic was rather straight forward and uninteresting, I'm surprised (even though I shouldn't be) that it has spurned so much debate.
by CasualSax
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"
Replies: 52
Views: 15636

Re: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"

Are you taking account of the packing fraction? Golf balls don't tessellate very well... I did not, but I assumed that Mr. Monroe did not either Yes, he did. That's what the 65% number is here: http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/85/golf_annotated.png Stripping that equation down to just the mass part, ...
by CasualSax
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"
Replies: 52
Views: 15636

Re: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"

Randall didn't completely answer the question! The question asks: " How many golf balls would be required to reach the Moon?" But he only replied with the size of our ball supply, completely missing out the quantity! I for one am appalled by this glaring omission. :x Volume of a sphere is...
by CasualSax
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"
Replies: 52
Views: 15636

Re: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"

Randall didn't completely answer the question! The question asks: " How many golf balls would be required to reach the Moon?" But he only replied with the size of our ball supply, completely missing out the quantity! I for one am appalled by this glaring omission. :x Volume of a sphere is...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35659

Re: 1314: "Photos"

For those of us struggling to understand the US education system , is a "sophomoric swear word" one that would typically be taught in 10th grade (i.e. age 14-16), or would somebody need to wait until their second year at university to learn such a word? It's not the U.S. education system ...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35659

Re: 1314: "Photos"

Sophomoric means juvenile, but is not linked directly to the high school or college experience. The word has been separated from its origin, much as foolish does not relate directly to a particular kind of clown. It also implies that its user is desperately trying to separate himself from the one he...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35659

Re: 1314: "Photos"

If you don't have your flash turned on, you don't get this awesome effect: http://clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/firstpitch07.jpg I don't care if people take photos of everything, but if they inhibit others enjoyment by stopping the dinner or blinding someone with a flash, I'm...
by CasualSax
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1264: "Slideshow"
Replies: 79
Views: 22913

Re: 1264: "Slideshow"

Two points for making a good point, but XKCD loses one of them for approving of hacking, even in jest.
by CasualSax
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 24448

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

This reminded me so much of Pastwatch I'm surprised it wasn't referenced instead of Lord of the Rings.
by CasualSax
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 36955

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

I was all, "that's cute, that's cute" and then I read Cosmic Sands and lmao'd. Great comic!
by CasualSax
Fri May 31, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 53758

Re: 0299: "Aeris Dies"

I've seen neither, but the saddest movie ever has got to be Kiwi. Its like if Kiwi did everything and jumped despite being terrified of flying, because his little brother, who died of starvation in his arms legs always wanted to fly, in turn because his mother died and Kiwi told him his mom was fly...
by CasualSax
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"
Replies: 48
Views: 16348

Re: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"

Am I still allowed to say "Randall Get out of my head!!" When he answers my question? :lol: He knew exactly what I meant, made my day.
by CasualSax
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107510

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

New AP release: "Person briefed on probe: Boston explosives made of pressure cookers with metal, ball bearings." What was last week's whatif? I think I'm going to be sick. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/person-briefed-on-probe-boston-explosives-made-of-pressure-cookers-with-metal-b...
by CasualSax
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50060899

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nice to see the jibberish converter has stopped. I'm a little sad about the religion bit is turning into a club, but if I was involved I'd probably be excited about it.
by CasualSax
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50060899

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

As usual, when people can't explain something they use religion. I shouldn't be so surprised.
by CasualSax
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50060899

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was kinda hoping she was building a bigger sand castle to protect the one they built together.
by CasualSax
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 25631

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

I don't really get the humor of this one, and I know Java. Meh.
by CasualSax
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1170: "Bridge"
Replies: 135
Views: 29028

Re: 1170: "Bridge"

"Imagine reading this on CNN: 'Many fled their vehicles and jumped from the bridge. Those who stayed behind...'" Well, if this is separate from the scenario mentioned in panel two where the bridge is on fire, there's the possibility that the jumpers are just panicked. People jumped off th...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 56892

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

If it isn't apparent already, the ideal steak is highly subjective and arguing about it is pointless if you like gooey chewy bloody steak you're doing something wrong. Well, de gustibus non disputandum. I like steak tartare and carpaccio - and a grilled steak should be nice and brown on the outside...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 22629

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

The alternative is to not sanitize and just live with the non-resistant germs. I don't see how that's better. Reminds me of video games where I save all my good consumable items (MegaElixirs and what have you) for later, until finally I beat the game and realize I have dozens of great items left ov...
by CasualSax
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:44 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 56892

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

If it isn't apparent already, the ideal steak is highly subjective and arguing about it is pointless if you like gooey chewy bloody steak you're doing something wrong.
by CasualSax
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 20923

Re: #1159: Countdown

If this was a one off thing, I'd say don't move the picture, but we're talking about a 33% chance [if the leading number is a 0, else the next displayed number will be obviously not a zero] of giving someone a heart attack every three years!
by CasualSax
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 23513

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

I don't like this one. I'm not sure what the joke here is exactly. I'm really not trying to be belligerent, but were you so concerned with being the first person to post the comic that you did not want to spend any time on a quick google search of the quote? I didn't realize it was a quote, and I'm...
by CasualSax
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1146: "Honest"
Replies: 98
Views: 25359

Re: 1146: "Honest"

I find the entire concept of identifying a person's behavior as a mental condition offensive - it usually flows into thinking "You said x, therefore you are broken." It usually comes from a position of ignorance on very complex issues and leads to bias and negativity. It also glosses over ...
by CasualSax
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 69456

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Congratulations! Took me a while to make sense of the comic, huge impact when I did.

Now that we have a solid picture of Randall's lady friend, anyone for comparing it against every picture ever posted on the internet? I know which websites I'll be starting at.. 8-)
by CasualSax
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 83703

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Good points. I don't know the official answer, but if all of the people who vote for a party then get to decide which representatives are put in place (sort of like having the primaries after the election) it would solve some of the problems you mention.
by CasualSax
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 83703

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Interesting chart. I'm fiscally conservative but extremely liberal, which pins me as a lightest red. It definitely shows how I feel rather well, as neither of the major candidates represent my views. I extremely dislike using left and right as terms. There are tons of different issues, and boxing th...
by CasualSax
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29336

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

I understand the usefulness of figuratively and literally being identifiers...but we just don't need them. I can't remember the last time someone said "I just literally shit a brick!" and someone took them seriously. The typical response is, "No shit?" The situation just doesn't ...
by CasualSax
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 19852

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

This is sooooo true. I hate the fact that they might have feathers and don't want it to be true, but then that is probably my aversion to change of my beliefs and perceptions kicking in, I'm working on this. Feathers would make T-Rex cuter and less scary and that, I think, is what my mind is protes...
by CasualSax
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"
Replies: 45
Views: 14061

Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Travel by car is a little more than three times as dangerous as flying by the mile. If you are going by transit time, however, planes travel at ten times the speed of cars. That means that you are a little more than three times as likely to die per hour by flying than by car. And now I remember why...
by CasualSax
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"
Replies: 45
Views: 14061

Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Travel by car is a little more than three times as dangerous as flying by the mile. If you are going by transit time, however, planes travel at ten times the speed of cars. That means that you are a little more than three times as likely to die per hour by flying than by car. And now I remember why ...
by CasualSax
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49361

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple is two. Can anyone give any example where a "couple" is anything other than two? No, you can't, without redefining english. When your girlfriend says that I can sleep with her a couple of times, I'm going to take the upper bound. Consider your english 8) redefined. (Also, two spa...
by CasualSax
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49361

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple means "about 2" for me, but definitely not exactly two. And in case you think I'm wrong, would you rather I slept with your mom twice, or a couple of times?
by CasualSax
Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85530

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I get that math is important, but we should not ignore that we could definitely improve the basic "core" subjects we teach in primary schools.

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