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by hdhale
Mon May 04, 2015 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 27155

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

Meanwhile in a bunker somewhere in places that are classified in a number of countries, Ms. Biology, resides biological agents, weapons that during World War II even Hitler considered too horrifying to use. Indeed biological warfare has been a part of humanity's arsenal for thousands of years. You p...
by hdhale
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 17286

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

My first question regarding any bit of code is: does it yield the results you want? If yes, then everything else is just about efficiency. Only Computer Science instructors give credit of code that looks pretty but doesn't work.
by hdhale
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 37723

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

"I am."

That pretty much ends all debate unless God was misquoted.
by hdhale
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 158990

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Another controversial question put to rest. Very well put Randall. Thanks for being out there. He has a good point, but The Big Lie is that people feel that everyone should be allowed to express themselves freely within certain basic larger societal norms (e.g. avoiding sounds like you have Tourett...
by hdhale
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99369

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Hermione marries Ron, not Harry. Harry's kind of a drama queen, and every time he had to spend time with Hermione without Ron, it was pretty dang cold and there was no chemistry whatsoever. It's only facepalm worthy if you think he "deserves" the main female character because he's the mai...
by hdhale
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99369

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

People, people people. The reality is that what women want is governed strictly by the laws of quantum physics. All women simultaneously want and do not want everything (chocolate, ice cream, expensive shoes) and attempts to discern exactly what they want will alter their behavior. Indeed, the Copen...
by hdhale
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 83238

Re: 1321: "Cold"

Maybe I'm bigoted, but I always expect ignorance to come from the mouths of people wearing pom-pom beanies. At least I've stopped carrying that pair of pruning shears with me everywhere in winter. That's interesting because when I see people wearing black beanies, I assume they are an insufferable ...
by hdhale
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 17368

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

I thought SG-1 already killed Ba'al?
by hdhale
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

What can I say but, bravo Randall. Should you want to do a sequel some day, we'll all eagerly await it.

This "outside" people keep mentioning, what's it like?
by hdhale
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

I realize that in the previous frames Cueball said the "thing" looked like it held "something", so there probably wasn't a telescope in the tower, only a place to set a telescope. So, they couldn't see very far, but wouldn't they have been able to see far enough to realize the s...
by hdhale
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Some thoughts while reading several pages this morning The current situation with Cugan is that the Med has been evaporating for about 1000 years. There is no technology at their home site, so we can surmise there is no technology anywhere. The population of the world is likely small (less/no farmi...
by hdhale
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

All this linguistic analysis, when it's pretty clear that they want to know how much for the girl, the girl shows she was damaged in transit but they figure she's still pricey because she has good teeth, so now one of them went back to the tribal chief to see if there is sufficient wampum to buy the...
by hdhale
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: Minute? Heresy!

Meanwhile... Megan: It doesn't hurt. It's like falling off a cliff in slow motion. Only after a while you wish you'd hit the ground already, you know? Cueball: Yeah. Bullshit. You've never fallen off a cliff. Megan: Yes, I did. When I met you. Cueball: Hey, I know falling off of cliffs. Remember th...
by hdhale
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Meanwhile...

Megan: It doesn't hurt. It's like falling off a cliff in slow motion. Only after a while you wish you'd hit the ground already, you know?

Cueball: Yeah. Bullshit. You've never fallen off a cliff.

Megan: Yes, I did. When I met you.
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

If they do kiss I think someone might need to filk "Love Shack" by the B-52's....not me, I'm too busy. The journey lacks a car (a Chrysler) as big as a whale. The thread is the journey (whoah) Hop on the page it fits about fourty (what rhymes with fourty?) The thread must be the journey. ...
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

BigDaddy wrote:If they do kiss I think someone might need to filk "Love Shack" by the B-52's....not me, I'm too busy.


The journey lacks a car (a Chrysler) as big as a whale.
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball got a closer look at Lucky, and thinks it might be Lucky's littermate, Brave. Megan will be impressed with his feline identification skills, and they will kiss (because GLR reads the OTT and panders to shippers.) Later, when LaPetite reveals that she is their father, they will realise they'...
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, apparently he did land on his back. :P

Anyway we now have the start on a new song...

Meg-an,
Megan Crockett,
Queen of the Wild Frontier!
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball charged forward toward the cat and shoved Megan out of the way as the cat sprang forward, therefore it is unlikely that Cueball landed on his stomach, since the cat clearly knocked him straight backward. I disagree. How did his bag end up on his stomach? Also, note the way his elbows bend i...
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

I still don't think the raptorcat is friendly. Cueball landed face-first and the raptorcat is on his back. It may be tearing at the bag because it's in the way of Cueball's jugular... http://www.nbpp-boston.com/images/panther1.jpg Cueball charged forward toward the cat and shoved Megan out of the w...
by hdhale
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the assumption that this is someone's pet and that person is still around, they should be popping up in a few frames or so I should think.
by hdhale
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone like me and wondering where the people are? Aside from beret girl, we've not seen a soul. It seems...creepy. We know that other people exist as well from where they are from, but the inhabitants of this region are either hiding from them (and doing a good job given the lack of cover) or...? P...
by hdhale
Fri May 03, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1207: "AirAware"
Replies: 39
Views: 8704

Re: 1207: "AirAware"

I've got 15 rounds of .40 cal ammunition in my pistol that says that his UAVs would have a shorter than expected flight time...

Correct this! :twisted:
by hdhale
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

iisjreg wrote:sign 1: "THE"
sign 2: "END"

then a big Python-esque trebuchet ball squashes them all.


I would expect a rather massive disembodied foot, actually.

And now for something completely different!
by hdhale
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

kryton wrote:the Dome of the Capital Building?


That or perhaps a pyramid....
by hdhale
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

bigcrag92 wrote:
Helper wrote:Listen to me, my bretheren and sistheren!
The religous wars must stop! War be no longer an option! We must put an end to it!


...I recommend nukes.

nukes fired from a trebuchet?


Plausible, but not recommended, as the fallout may drift back over the trebuchet crew.
by hdhale
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

I'm thinking whatever is left of that damaged tower is toast...and maybe the bridge with it.
by hdhale
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Trebuchet...called it.

His best bet is a sally forth some lightly armored knights with sword, pitch and torches to put an end to that thing.

Or join in the fun. Trebuchets are as much fun as a potato cannon and don't require an accelerant. :)
by hdhale
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

If one were to lay siege to the place, the logical first target for your trebuchets would be the citadel, since a few well placed shots may take out part of the garrison.

This in no way reflects that I have placed far too much Warcraft 2 or TWM2 in the past.
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are you sure it isn't it time for a c o l o u r f ul metaphor? rules say no red... sry... What about a Crimson Tide ? Sorry not to have been precise, the rules state: "Red text is reserved for mods, so please do not use any shade of red at all." I would have went Kentucky Blue , but then ...
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

micdi wrote:
zaphodbeebledoc wrote:Are you sure it isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

rules say no red...
sry...


What about a Crimson Tide?
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

So if we pan further left and they've disappeared into a castle turret and it turns out they are in a life sized version of the same castle complex they just built, where there be bacon there or will a larger version of themselves look down upon the scene which is in fact a model of the second castl...
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

xspeedballx wrote:
nickulo wrote:An Outsider sent me a picture... and I found myself wondering what would happen in the next picture. I have to get out of here...


Why is Hotel California humming through my head??


Great, now I smell colitas....
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

blowfishhootie wrote:
xspeedballx wrote:Also I am not sure someone would say "I got some in my mouth" if they ingested salinated water.


Why the heck not?


Sea water is NOT tasty, most especially if there is decaying sea plants in the area that have washed up near shore. :|
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some... Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried velociraptor tases a...
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon? well if it was bacon she wouldn't have been making noises of disgust... Unless she is vegan… If you are Vegan, why would swimming in a sea of bacon sound like a good idea to you? Because I've had Vegan bacon and trust me, the t...
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Keep thinking they're swimming in a lake of coffee surrounded by snow if that's what you want, but I promise you that you are wrong. Wait for it, and you'll see. To be fair, Randall's in Boston, so that is a completely plossible scenario. I've got More Than a Feeling that might be possible. Yeah. A...
by hdhale
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Godsguy wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:So. It has come to this.

Yes it has...


I have come from 1982 to say this - "Doesn't it always come to this?"


Isn't history as much about tearing things down as it is about building things up?
by hdhale
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looking back through the archived frames... For a few frames right before he left, the guy looked off to the right, over the water. The girl did the same thing before she left. Any theories as to what they saw? Humans tend to stare off into the distance when near a large body of water. Something ha...
by hdhale
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106378
Views: 39833781

Re: 1190: "Time"

So basically the poor bastard finished the castle, was in the process of climbing down from it, slipped/tripped and fell and manage the damage it, including destroying one of the original towers. Now he's making repairs and changing the design a bit as he goes...I can see I'm going to have a distrac...

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