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by melladh
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 8205

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

Just... just have to point out that Chrome (which in my noob experience has best web dev tools to test your stuff) does NOT clear cache on cmd+shift+R anymore. I could not understand why it wouldn't work, for AGES, and then learned you have to rightclick the reload icon with inspect up to get the fu...
by melladh
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looking for a specific book about a slave
Replies: 8
Views: 7730

Re: Looking for a specific book about a slave

I had no idea extraordinarily strong slaves removing stones from prison walls published pre 1996 was such a common book event. If it's a long list, could you perhaps mention a couple, to sate my curiosity?
by melladh
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music videos on the subject of entering dreams
Replies: 0
Views: 7076

Music videos on the subject of entering dreams

A coworker just showed me the Foo Fighters' video for Everlast, and thought it was an amazing original theme as it preceeded Inception. The concept of entering other people's dreams is of course not a new one in general, but I also distinctly feel like the same theme has been used in multiple music ...
by melladh
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 61501

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

Reminds me of this wonderful old excerpt from Neil Gaiman's blog I followed a link on, um, something in American Gods, to its Wikipedia entry. And read an entry about something that I'd made up (because it fitted, because it worked, and because I didn't think anyone would mind) that cited a referenc...
by melladh
Mon May 30, 2011 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 20527

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

It's what I'm worrying about too.
by melladh
Mon May 23, 2011 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35607

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

also.. Randell is overdue for a Doctor who Joke. (or was there already a who strip that I somehow missed?) The fanboi (fangrrl?) in me agrees, but Doctor Who is heavily unscientific, while pretending to be so at times. It's a thorn in the side of many natural sciences nerds who I imagine could acce...
by melladh
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Does someone know what Discworld quote I'm looking for?
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Does someone know what Discworld quote I'm looking for?

Yeah, I am getting the feeling that even though that first one was very close, I am looking for a librarian-esque quote (i.e. not literally "Oook"), from one of the early explanations of L-space. But it might be that Going Postal one, because the quote is prefaced with talk about book burn...
by melladh
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35631

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

I liked the pearl harbor one
by melladh
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Does someone know what Discworld quote I'm looking for?
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Does someone know what Discworld quote I'm looking for?

We've had a small discussion at work about whether books should be treated carefully while you read them, and remain as whole as possible, or whether a book should look "read", and it got me thinking about this Discworld quote I read long ago... Problem is I can't quite remember it! It's s...
by melladh
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 113014

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

I'm having my boyfriend read Hogfather and was just reminded of this wonderful bit

"No sense in bein' bashful about goin' bald. Anyway, you know what they say about bald men, Dean."
"Yes, they say, 'Look at him, he's got no hair.'"
by melladh
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0815: "Mu"
Replies: 80
Views: 18246

Re: 0815: "Mu"

I'm getting some very odd behavior from this comic at the moment, all I see is a very pixely arrow and a very pixely "productivity" text. :(
by melladh
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 61253

Re: 0814: Diode

SlyReaper wrote:I fail to find it funny because it's not a particularly clever or funny joke. It's about as funny as "Man walks into a bar. Ouch".


Yeah, that's pretty funny :)
by melladh
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 30158

Re: 0813: One-Liners

the last one actually semms the most likely to become a one-liner Agree. If nothing else because people just don't pay enough attention to remember where it came from. Or maybe it'll be the new self-ironic hype now that this comic has mentioned it. Even more unlikely ones: * Is it just me, or is it...
by melladh
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31130

Re: 0812: Glass

"No, wait. This is blood" What sort of person would be able to immediately (and correctly) identify a glass of blood. :twisted: :P Spoilered for gross: Anyone who's had a lot of nosebleeds. By smell. Edit: I suppose a lot of people will find that disgusting. Sorry. It's true, thou...
by melladh
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 44942

Re: 0810: Constructive

Almost as bad a tease as shibboleet
by melladh
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 47956

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

There's always a Steve...

squareroot wrote:No soh/cah/toa. Anyone who doesn't know that mnemonic is just sad.


What if your primary language of learning elementary maths wasn't english? :)
by melladh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 28596

Re: 0807: Connected

Ah, growing old and bitter :D I could have seen it as just an random thought that wouldn't have seemed bitter to people who actually take the time to think about things, but the very last line of the mouse over text (which perhaps was supposed to be some kind of punchline?) really makes it sound as ...
by melladh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87815

Re: 0806: Tech Support

I had friends who worked tech support who were forbidden to help the customer. Because the company they took the calls for hadn't paid for anything else than following the error chart (which they knew wouldn't help anyone), so if they helped anyway they'd be in trouble at work. Very sad.
by melladh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 42750

Re: 0805: Paradise City

Differently to mostly everyone here, I for once didn't find it funny at all. (hint: usually I see a load of complaints on the comic at the times I found it amusing..) Maybe it would have been without the first panel. Now it just seems like "You know this song, right? Well check out THIS version...
by melladh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 26240

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

I hope this will get a followup comic regarding the nitro one
by melladh
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 101222

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

I had a teacher in jr high who used to complain that I didn't ask enough questions (just to show interest - my test scores were fine), but whenever I asked a question, he wouldn't know the answer, or dismiss it entirely. He was still pleased that I asked the questions though, but I can't for the lif...
by melladh
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73947

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

xtank5 wrote:Did anyone else notice what 4chan looks like? Jeeze, gotta get my mind out of the gutter.


True to form
by melladh
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Catcher in the Rye is one of those books I didn't even manage to finish. My teacher thought I would like it, but I can't imagine why. It's so... stale. Somehow. But I'm not sure I'd call it overrated - I think I might be able to see the appeal for some people. Mind you it was ten years since I read ...
by melladh
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 91269

Re: "Password Reuse" Discussion (#792)

I used to keep a hotmail account for crap signups for this reason... then I got lazy :(
by melladh
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0790: "Control"
Replies: 57
Views: 16472

Re: "Control" discussion (#790)

So this is why homeopathy thinks sugar pills makes some sort of immeasurable difference Maybe it is just me but the first thing I thought off when I read the comic before I read the title or the text surrounding it was that 20% of the guys rash had moved to the girl That was my reaction as well. I h...
by melladh
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0789: "Showdown"
Replies: 46
Views: 13124

Re: "Showdown" Discussion #789

sween64 wrote:
kaindragoon wrote:Anybody else think this would have been much funnier if the last two panels were switched?


I'd have to agree.


Thirded (seconded really sounds a lot better.. damn you slowness!)
by melladh
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 31987

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

"Emily Dickinson has died of dysentery"

I haven't even played Oregon Trail and yet that's all I can think about when I see this comic.
by melladh
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0787: "Orbiter"
Replies: 86
Views: 25535

Re: "Orbiter" discussion (#787)

dysprog wrote:If your forum explodes into vicious debate over whether GPS owners should get addresses or directions,

But barely wakes up for a comic about the Israel-Palestine situation,

Youuuuu might be a geek.


I've never been more proud of the interwebs *sniff*
by melladh
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

4) Vocabulary: False. Your vocabulary adjusts to your surroundings, so reading simplistic prose will actually narrow your functional vocabulary (that is, you won't forget words you already knew, but you'll find yourself using many of them less often). Too true. The internet did it to me. :( Now I o...
by melladh
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24362

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

It's a fair point considering how people tend to say "oh to have been alive then-and-then when everything was set in motion / changed / whatnot", though if you actually had been alive at the time, you probably wouldn't have noticed any more than you do now. Alt text: "I'm just worried...
by melladh
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

(+1 Like @ Kendo_Bunny's post) That really is the problem... I've always respected books that make people read, giving your average no-surprises crime novels some credit... but if the book in question doesn't inspire them to do any more than reiterate a single collection of three (?) very poor books...
by melladh
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Since Twilight is the prime example of thread, I'll rub it again to everyone how overrated it is. Argh!! It burns!! ...though I wonder how many of those people ever read the book. I realize this is very prejudiced of me, but some part of me is very certain that most people who hadn't read the books...
by melladh
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 20835

Re: "Open Mic Night" discussion (#785)

Far too few observational comedians focus on the orcs.
by melladh
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 28670

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

painful as it is, i do wonder how many couples are actually able to maintain any substantial physical contact all night. After-sex not withstanding, there's only a few comfortable positions that don't result in numb limbs. Well, while that is difficult, there's also a difference between not being a...
by melladh
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I don't object to a discussion about Coelho's work being overrated or not, I just stated a personal opinion Well, I didn't mean to make a big deal out of it, I just found it curious the way you expressed yourself, which is why I pursued it. You said I don't think you can seriously say that the alch...
by melladh
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Yes, but then you've limited your selection of people to include in your "usually", while my selection included a greater amount of the population, thereby being a greater resemblance to normality (refer to: "normally: under normal conditions; " in your link there). Not because I...
by melladh
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38743

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I have a friend who lives so far out on the countryside that the GPS navigators don't understand the roads there... The roads themselves exist, but they're not properly charted by unique names to the area. You don't send mail to a house, you send it to the neighborhood, and then everyone go to the (...
by melladh
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I don't think you can seriously say that the alchemist is overrated. It is new age crap and is usually referred to as the quintessential new age crap Define "usually". That's not a definition I ever heard in the media, like in the news paper culture sections, and various morning shows, wh...
by melladh
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282021

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Hey now, when the Vlexlon War of 3256 burns away the Earth's atmosphere and we retreat to the Biodomes of Mars to launch our counter-assault and reclaim our homeworld in 3686 and begin resetting it, but due to the atmospheric damage most of the plant life is gone and we've just got bioengineered fe...

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