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by Dave
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1454: "Done"
Replies: 48
Views: 14097

Re: 1454: "Done"

Who's Randall's friend Emily? (Just under the logo) How can/has she been helped? I was also unsure, and didn't see any replies here, so I checked the News and Articles subforum and found this post from November 26th: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=110509 if you go to xkcd.com then i...
by Dave
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 33785

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

I don't know why so many people are having such a hard time understanding this one. It was pretty clear to me the first time I saw it :roll: I personally don't see how people found it so clear! I mean, nothing in any of the panels says the machine is doing anything, other than making a noise. It ju...
by Dave
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1170: "Bridge"
Replies: 135
Views: 29137

Re: 1170: "Bridge"

keithl wrote:Lemmings do not "jump off cliffs".


I've a 1991 Amiga game that begs to differ!
by Dave
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 40641

Re: 1144: Tags

I really need to learn basic HTML. What does the comic code actually look like? Do you mean 'the code used to display the comic', or 'the code shown in the comic'? Because I thought you meant the latter, but it seems a couple of other people replied and answered with the former. I was inferring fro...
by Dave
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 68923

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

Also, the mirror question can be explained in simple terms. When you rotate a book to the mirror, you are the one who keeps up as up and down as down. If you flipped the book upside down then up and down would be flipped instead of left and right. I'm not sure rotating the book is relevant, is it? ...
by Dave
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 69583

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

I know Randall doesn't tend to read the forums, but as a long time follower of his comic I wanted to add my congratulations to this thread.

Great news for both of you. :D
by Dave
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 670273

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

WhiteDragon wrote:"I wonder where I'll float next" :-) http://xkcd.com/1/


Oh superb. Nice spot! :D
by Dave
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 23984

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

On the plus side, if it's 73% (not 75%) it means at least 30 doctors responded (22/30 = 73.3%, and that's the lowest number of doctors that gives 73% that I could find, e.g 21/29 = 72.4% and 22/29 = 75.9%). Perhaps I'm being an idiot, but if you're saying 22/30, then surely 11/15 also gives 73.3%, ...
by Dave
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 10998

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

coredumperror wrote:
rainbrain wrote:cause he smokes weed.

thats the joke.

Can't tell if you're trolling, or providing actual information.


I think rather than trolling, he was joking.

coredumperror wrote:Just in case it's the second, what does Jello have to do with weed?


My guess was the munchies!
by Dave
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 54554

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

*Yes. "Some pig" is from Charlotte's Web, one of the phrases she wrote on her web to generate publicity for Wilbur, which in turn made him too famous to slaughter. The comic combines the two, presumably on the inspiration of the ambiguity in the alt-text. Also, it's a phial . Sweet, thank...
by Dave
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 54554

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

Am I failing to 'get' the drawing because I've not read Charlotte's web?

I kinda get the title text. And I get that Cirith Ungol is a LOTR reference to Shelob. I'm just not sure why 'Some Pig' on a web is funny, but I suspect that's due to the above. :?
by Dave
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 91613

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

PolakoVoador wrote:
Invisiblemoose wrote:I think star-nosed moles are adorable. :(

You are a moose, so your opinion on this matter is irrelevant. :mrgreen:


Who are you talking to? :|
by Dave
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1067: "Pressures"
Replies: 75
Views: 166209

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Whoever authored that comic sounds like a bitter, stark-mad, raving lunatic. I'm not saying the comic is totally wrong - I really have no idea, and I don't really care. But man, what an asshole. The guy who writes the oatmeal is, as you can tell, a big fan of Tesla's. That comic was just another of...
by Dave
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57084

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I know he doesn't read the forums Is that an established fact? I'm pretty sure he'd peak in every once in a while. Errr. I don't have any evidence, other than hearsay, to back it up, so I can't claim it to be fact. Perhaps I should have said "I am under the impression he doesnt read these foru...
by Dave
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57084

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I know he doesn't read the forums, but I'm glad to hear she's doing well. Stay strong!
by Dave
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 65223

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

I hate to be a pedant (but then this IS XKCD), but none of the mnemonics for oreders of operations actually work. The order is PEDMAS (or BODMAS for British readers {brackets, orders, divide, multipy, add, subtract}). All of the mnemonics in the strip read as PE MD AS - multiply and divide have bee...
by Dave
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 37661

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

CorruptUser wrote:Funny plotlines.


Those were superb! The last three pretty much sum up my recollection of the new trilogy too (certainly II and III)
by Dave
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 37661

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

light sabers are a weapon as dangerous to the user as to the foe. Hence why only Jedis are deemed skilled enough to use them without decapitating themselves. Vader was badass because he was always there, always threatening, and there was nothing that could stop him. He knew what he was doing and wh...
by Dave
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0972: "November"
Replies: 131
Views: 55988

Re: 0972: "November"

I'm not really sure how anybody could fail to understand this strip. Unless you don't have a tongue, I guess. Personally, I didn't get it, as I didn't know that being aware of your tongue was, y'know, a thing that people had issues with. Being aware of your breathing is more annoying, because if yo...
by Dave
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 40625

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

"Check" is the correct spelling. Brits by their own admission don't use checks (because their banking system is all wack and charges them money to write or cash one, or something like that), so they don't get to vote on how it's spelled. That said, we do still have them, and some people (...
by Dave
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 40625

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

Were the forum asking you to supply an incredibly important piece of information, and only checking that once but your email twice, then you'd have a point (and you could argue that maybe username is important enough to check twice). No, still wouldn't have a point. If you have a good email address...
by Dave
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 40625

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

And to continue the irony a little further - this very forum is no different! As someone who signed up a matter of days ago, I can tell you that even here, the place that mocks said practice in the form of cartoon, uses said practice itself. :lol: Well, unless my memory really is that bad, anyway.....
by Dave
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!
Replies: 25
Views: 4295

Re: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!

I find those "libraries" horribly confusing. I used to have all of my stuff neatly sorted in folders in "My Documents", but now I never know where it is. I'm NOT looking forward to switching out of XP on my work computer too. Yes! I can't stand this libraries thing. It's probabl...
by Dave
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0968: "Everything"
Replies: 100
Views: 33801

Re: 0968: "Everything"

I approve of this comic. :D
by Dave
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 28847

Re: 0967: Prairie

DVC wrote:I like the artwork.


hehe yes, that's pretty much my input to this discussion too!

I remember reading about waves collapsing when observed a few months back, after another of Randalls comics that referred to it. Of course, I've completely forgotten about it now.
by Dave
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 164623

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Great comic, I try to see depth everytime I see the moon. Works for a while usually, cool experience. Always ends with me thinking how sick it is that there were actually people WALKING there. Indeed, and how it just hangs in the sky, floating round and round us. Obviously, when looking at the moon...
by Dave
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 164623

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Epic.

These are the XKCD comics I've missed over the past, what, year?

Big panels, epic drawing, thought-provoking rather than funny.

Good to see one of these back in the mix!
by Dave
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 315169

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

This seems like a good time to shamelessly plug my website: http://www.passwordcard.org/ It generates colour coded, credit card sized, printable cards for you which you can use to choose strong passwords that you don't have to remember. Instead, you remember a coloured symbol, like "green doll...
by Dave
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 25321

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

From the IMDb Fight Club synopsis page: Sponsored Links Christian Therapist blueharborcounseling.com * Professional counselor with biblical grounding. 1/2 hr free. Insurance Archeology policyfind.com * Historical insurance policies are valuable. Insurance Archeology! Become a Social Worker eOnlineU...
by Dave
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 41908

Re: 0852: "Local g"

A_of_s_t wrote:O no, here we go.

Inb4 this whole thread is about the typo.



Too late.

I also saw the typo. It's no big deal.
by Dave
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172268

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Finally, I turned around and asked her a fateful question: "Name as many states as you can." I missed fewer European nations than she got states. Americans don't know about European nations because European nations don't matter in our day-to-day life and we don't encounter them regularly ...
by Dave
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 15905

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

I liked this, a lot.

The concept of reenacting something that is currently happening is excellent!
by Dave
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 27805

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

This strip is excellent.

Easily the best guest strip so far.

France is definitely fiction.
by Dave
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0825: "Guest Week: Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating)"
Replies: 51
Views: 13512

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

I agree with uncivlengr. I didn't get or enjoy this one, personally. Even having read the explanation, I'm not sure why it's funny.

One for Overcompensating fans, then!
by Dave
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"
Replies: 26
Views: 14354

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

SirMustapha wrote:Leave Alot out of this, okay?!


In fact, I liked your link alot more than the comic.

Thanks alot :|
by Dave
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"
Replies: 26
Views: 14354

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

I liked it. I liked it alot.

Very XKCD in style - both in terms of the art (hair aside, now that it's been mentioned) and the concept. I prefer this one to yesterdays.
by Dave
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"
Replies: 82
Views: 17901

Re: 0820: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 2"

"Bail out" and "dramatised sandwich making" were both excellent :D
by Dave
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39556

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

To anybody who's wondering about the mouseover text: The wording implies that he's specifically thinking about wavefunction collapse, which occurs when a wavefunction is "observed." There are various levels of observation that physicists have proposed for when this happens, and any of the...
by Dave
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 39556

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

A repeat? The first one (girl on the ship) was awesome, but this one is really stale after that. Kinda sad. Considering the amount of debate it has provoked over what it means, 'stale' isn't a word I'd agree with. In fact, while I think the comic itself is decent enough, it's all the interpretation...
by Dave
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 58079

Re: "Lego" Discussion

Is it just me, or am I reading it incorrectly: ⋅ She finds out that something which is dissambled doesn't exist anymore ⋅ Thus she decides to not become a donor, because she doesn't want to be dissembled (that's a cross, not a tick, right?) That's exactly how I interpreted it. I...

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