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by McLurker
Thu May 24, 2007 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising things you have learned today
Replies: 100
Views: 14947

no-genius wrote:Smashing Pumpkins have a new song

I haven't heard it yet cos i only have ipod earphones with me :(


Hey, that is bloody good!
by McLurker
Thu May 24, 2007 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215960

bookishbunny wrote:
2.0 wrote:25, but i look 32


Lucky you to achieve it so early! :) Nobody hits true hotness until their 30's.


Ah, that's why this past year has been so good.....
by McLurker
Thu May 24, 2007 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39644

I'd make out with myself, but I don't think I'd go for a long-term relationship.
by McLurker
Thu May 24, 2007 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 39644

McLurker wrote:
Gelsamel wrote:Remember, if you ever meet yourself you have to make out with yourself.


I doubt this is going to be the theme of tomorrow's comic.


Posted by me on the choices part 3 thread.

Well, I was wrong!
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 338710

Must... not... quote from that Fawlty Towers episode...

Don't mention the war!
I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 185
Views: 26009

Vaniver wrote: It would require less land and less pollution to support each person if they only ate crops.


There is a lot of land suitable for raising stock which isn't suitable for growing crops. Grass needs far less water than wheat.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0252: "Escalators"
Replies: 101
Views: 28196

Dropping a slinky down an up escalator would look cool.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 75145

There are several Ubuntu derivatives.

You could try this one
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you doing?
Replies: 167
Views: 20034

bookishbunny wrote:
My boss let me duck out of a really boring conference call! Yay! So now I'm back with you guys.


And we all feel privileged, I'm sure...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

The truly geeky do not say "email", just "mail".

Because there is no other type of mail.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29813

using (or at least claiming to use) Legos in the real world Making things out of lego and captioning them ???? Profit!! That gives me an idea. How about a picture like this: http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9371/00048973bq7.jpg But with the caption Legos ??? Profit! (I don't have the Gimp or phot...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: He looks like a Bob.
Replies: 23
Views: 4505

Och, I was hoping it was becasue you were saddled with a really embarassing name. Then changed it to something as commonplace as you could think of, like "Jane"
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lego meme spreading (was: Engineering Memes?)
Replies: 182
Views: 29813

Edna wrote:Love them all :)

The creepy doc one is my favourite though.


I find it to be too wordy
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you doing?
Replies: 167
Views: 20034

Trying to appear interested while a former colleague bugs me on Yahoo messenger about how bad his day is going. How many times can I get away with posting "ok" before he realises I'm less than riveted?
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

Radio Free Eurasia wrote:
bookishbunny wrote: I like margaritas, and I believe I will have a margarita after work. See?


This is how every noun works. I like envelopes, I want an envelope. I like mugs, I want a mug. I like forests, I want a forest. I like ideas, I want an idea.


It's now how "sheep" works.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pi is wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 15467

Alpha Omicron wrote:Of course pi is wrong. See 1 Kings 7:23.


Reminds me of This classic usenet hoax
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

bookishbunny wrote:See?


Yes.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: He looks like a Bob.
Replies: 23
Views: 4505

You chose your own name? Was your previous one an example of cruel parenting, or did you just feel it ddin't suit you?
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215960

Given that only two people have posted in the poll as being 41+, you could be dah winnah. Welcome to the elder class. BTW, the thing about the 30+ class is that there are no gradations with the class. While a 30-year-old is obviously wiser than a 29-year old, all of us are equals once we have reache...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

But sheep is talking about plurals. The grammar of email is something altogether different :?
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 75145

Ah, i wondered how you were running Ubuntu with 128 MB. I find installing on a PC with 256MB to be difficult, using the Live CD. It runs fine once installed, but the installation itself dragged. You might want to consider the Alternate Install CD (available here . This has a text-based installer, so...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 179024

I got given Ferrero Rocher.

Mmmmm.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

I always say "I got an email", but I've never bothered to see if that is the "correct" thing to say. Life's too short.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 75145

128MB RAM 1.45GHz Athlon - too slow? I was sort of unable to find system requirements. Too slow- no. Too little memory- probably. Never mind the speed of your processor, more RAM is always a good idea. Ubuntu recommends 256 MB. If Ubuntu is running slowly, and getting more RAM is not an option, try...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615929

bbctol wrote:You look like someone I know, but are clearly not. And that sword and armor are BITCHING.


He looks scarily like someone I know, too.

Must just have one of those "i know you" faces.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 338710

Radio Free Eurasia wrote:
McLurker wrote:
No, becasue the true purpose of scrabble is to impress people with your vocabulary, right?


I thought that was also the point of messageboards.


Which is why you find so many people online who play scrabble.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0266: "Choices: Part 3"
Replies: 58
Views: 14570

Re: "Choices: Part 3" Discussion

The LuigiManiac wrote:I especially find those multiple clones in panel 7 odd.


If there really is an infinite number of realities, as some people believe, then the multiple clones could signify someone navigating through the realities to end up in the one where the bubble girl is.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 338710

Musicians for the win! Also for all you Scrabble-y people: I have memorized all the two-letter words (including the two new ones: "za" and "qi"--no kidding), and am working on the three-letter ones, although there are a lot more of those... *intimidation* Yes, but do you play de...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: The technical thread
Replies: 436
Views: 75145

awwright! Ubuntu 7.04 is up and running, and it is haaawwwt!!!! (Please excuse my "joy". Giggity.) After deciding that I might as well install it ;), is there a "manual" to help me windowsperson adjust? Like, how to do everything? I mean, it is pretty intuitive. Is the Documenta...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 105963

I used to make phantoms I could later chase
images of all that could be desired
then I got tired of counting all of these blessings
and then I just got tired


Magazine- Song from under the Floorboards.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 338710

Wait...fuck...you can trade kids for DOUGHNUTS?!!?!?!!!?!???? I need to rethink the whole childfree thing... Is it wrong to want to knock someone up in order to trade the kid for a lifetime supply of doughnuts? Would I have to share the doughnuts? Would there be a custody battle over said doughnuts?
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Towel Day May 25th!
Replies: 138
Views: 23519

shadebug wrote:Fenchurch was my favourite character in the whole series.


I don't find the books that aren't part of the original trilogy to be terribly exciting. I would've been happy if he'd stopped at 3, tbh. Or even two, where the events of the radio show stop.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 15003

VTHodge wrote:
They also discussed the evolution in spelling from E-Mail to e-mail to email. Many people still do use the hyphen.


Actually, "email" is the original spelling.
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215960

Col. Mustard wrote:25 here. I feel old. :?


I would like to refer you to this post.

Youngin'
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The morality of being the other man/woman in cheating.
Replies: 73
Views: 15588

Well, if A and B's relationship isn't strong enough to withstand C's presence then they shouldn't be together in the first place, and thus C is doing them a service! So, in fact, you are morally obligated to try and seduce all coupled people, to ensure that the couple-hood is indeed strong and wort...
by McLurker
Wed May 23, 2007 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0266: "Choices: Part 3"
Replies: 58
Views: 14570

Gelsamel wrote:Remember, if you ever meet yourself you have to make out with yourself.


I doubt this is going to be the theme of tomorrow's comic.

I think tomorrow's will make things a little clearer, or is that wishful thinking?
by McLurker
Tue May 22, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2868488

Belial wrote:
Anmorata wrote:Confession: I think it's really neat that Jeph Jacques gave a nod to xkcd today. :D


He's been known to pop into the irc channel, I believe.


There's an XKCD IRC channel? Where is it?
by McLurker
Tue May 22, 2007 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 20357

A Southerner stopped a stranger on the Harvard campus and asked, "Could you please tell me where the library is at?" The stranger responded, "Educated people never end their sentences with a preposition." The overly polite Southerner then apologetically repeated himself: "C...
by McLurker
Tue May 22, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The morality of being the other man/woman in cheating.
Replies: 73
Views: 15588

I would actually say quite strongly that C is not just wrong, but as wrong as B. It depends on your worldview, and view on morality. I don't see morality as being about "the tribe" or about owing someone something because you have made a commitment. To me, morality is about whether or not ...
by McLurker
Tue May 22, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 105963

The The- Slow Emotion Replay The more I see The less I know About all the things I thought were wrong or right & carved in stone So, don't ask me about War, Religion, or God Love, Sex, or Death Because.... Everybody knows what's going wrong with the world But I don't even know what's going on in...

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