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by Stanistani
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24633

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

SirMustapha wrote:
DragonHawk wrote:You forgot how xkcd is really going downhill lately.


Down "hill"? It's already jumped into the valley, headfirst into the river and straight down to the bottom.

I don't know what we would do without your insight and superior wisdom.
Shrivel up and die, I expect.
by Stanistani
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0785: "Open Mic Night"
Replies: 89
Views: 21098

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

It's a succinct observation to note that any comment here is observational.
by Stanistani
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 39185

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

As somebody who lives in a rural area where addresses are fluid, reception spotty, and post-codes non-existence I'm feeling a glow of Schadenfreude at the hope that the smug git with the GPS is going to end up bogged down in a field somewhere, and will completely miss a great party while waiting fo...
by Stanistani
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 25503

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

Unbelievable. Comments denigrating the quality of xkcd are nowhere near as good as the used to be. It's like posters don't even care anymore Nah, they're not going downhill. It's just that they're increasing in quantity. There are even double-posting comments even, which just means the critic is ju...
by Stanistani
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 83289

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Yay!

Do any of you have ancestors from Savannah that make good barbecue?
by Stanistani
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47218

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

You know, it's just possible the comic is meant to be randomly silly. Just a theory. Don't hurt me! :shock:
by Stanistani
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47218

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Alternate last panel text:
"The pool cleaning man and the babysitter are late. Dock their pay, dear."
by Stanistani
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25858

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

Graham Finch wrote:Is this strip supposed to be an Applegeeks reference?

We'll never know.
However, post your theory, and I'm sure someone will call you some names for doing so.
(btw, I do enjoy Applegeeks if for no other reason that it refers to Ramadan in a funny and sweet way)
by Stanistani
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474862

Re: Longest Time As The Last Post - Weekly Edition (Week 3)

Turing testing, testing, 1-2-3
by Stanistani
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 355488

Re: Misquote the person above you.

morjax wrote:I just couldn't handle mittens.

Sad but true.
by Stanistani
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Survival of the Fittest
Replies: 206
Views: 16162

Re: Survival of the Fittest

⋅ Well, is quoting listed as a valid action? No, it is not. ⋅ I'm Hiding... shhh! ⋅ But you can remove something.. so to me, quoting it was like a list w/-1 elements in it. ⋅  i'm still hiding ⋅ Can you remove something if nothing is there? For exam...
by Stanistani
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474862

Creep around in the Dark Invades This Game.

*beats around him with a stick as thick as his thumb*
My, that was close!
by Stanistani
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474862

Re: Longest Time As The Last Post - Weekly Edition (Week 3)

*peers into this dark corner and surprises a rat*
by Stanistani
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40346

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Analogies aside, the topic of the comic wasn't poorly organized websites - it was the content directly accessible from the front page of the website. All that other stuff is another issue entirely. I think the point of his analogy was that the first thing you see upon entering the office should be ...
by Stanistani
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO

why not used? try looking for a cheap MID Mostly for reliability reasons. I'm also looking to post a review of the device I end up buying on my blog and forum for our NaNoWriMo get-together. A review of a used device the other members couldn't get for that price wouldn't suit my purpose. In the bac...
by Stanistani
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40346

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

SirMustapha wrote:This comic is so true.

But not funny at all.


Whether something is funny is always a matter of opinion.
The comic elicited a chuckle.
So did your post.
Just for slightly different reasons.
by Stanistani
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO

Price is a real constraint.
Let me bend it slightly.

$120 US including shipping to California.

So far my first choice is the only one that fits.

Come on, folks!

Oh, and not refurbished or used. Brand new in the box.
by Stanistani
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO

alphasmart. google it. Alphasmart NEO $169... a lot higher price than I wanted... it is quite portable though. Product Specs Compatibility: NEO is compatible with Macintosh and Windows computers, as well as many IrDA-enabled and select USB printers KeyboardKeyboard: Supports QWERTY, Dvorak, Left- a...
by Stanistani
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO

Um, I would be sure to actually get a chance to type on it before you buy since you're going to be doing a lot of it and you'll hate it if you're uncomfortable. As such, I wouldn't recommend anything with smaller than a 10" screen since below that the keyboards get exceptionally cramped. You h...
by Stanistani
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Cheap Netbook for NANOWRIMO

I write, and have a variety of electronic platforms to do so, but I'm looking for a portable, inexpensive device to type into on the run (fits in a bag, runs off battery for at least two hours, costs about a hundred US dollars, needn't be a full-fledged computer, but must output to a PC when at home...
by Stanistani
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 29330

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

As if that's limited to just women. I bet I can find gay couples with a foot or more length difference. Which is why I could never be gay. What if I hit it off really well with some guy, but it turns out well.. he dwarfs me!? This is exactly why I doubt any "study" that makes claims about...
by Stanistani
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:44 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?

LSN wrote:I'd come :)

So how are you guys enjoying this years con? Mines turning out great. Haven't gotten stabbed in the eye at least :lol:

Friday was pretty crowded, but people were good-natured.
by Stanistani
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?

It's already Saturday. I attended Thursday and Friday to miss the crowds.

I am getting a full four-day pass plus preview night for next year and would like to set up something bigger next year for xkcd cultists.
by Stanistani
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?

Perhaps I should have promised pizza and free beer.

:?:
by Stanistani
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29971

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I find some of the comics amusing. I chuckle at them. Others are a bit obscure. I puzzle over them. Some miss me entirely. I click on another link. Life goes on.

I appreciate the free diversion, Randall.
by Stanistani
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:12 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

San Diego Comic-Con Meetup?

Want to get together for some non-creepy social interaction during the San Diego Comic-Con July 22-25?
There's a few places nearby, or possibly an appropriate panel we could wait in line for.

Sadly, not enough time left to organize a raptor dance routine for the Masquerade.
by Stanistani
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44464

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I'm glad we all got together today.
by Stanistani
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 40018

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

Good comic, but the first instance of 'You took my hat' should be erased, and the second instance should have been the last line.
by Stanistani
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55561

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

I would like to see Black Hat Woman become the new classhole.

Black Hat Man is hatless. It is the emblem of his power. All Hail Black Hat Woman! All shall love her and despair!
by Stanistani
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58890

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

I can fake programming, but then I feel unfulfilled the next morning.
by Stanistani
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55561

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

Will:

- The Black Hat Girl replace former Black Hat Man as the default classhole?

- The Artist now receive hate mail from misogynists?

- The former Black Hat Man become Comb-over Guy?

Stay tuned...
by Stanistani
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412172

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My interests are writing, computers, and the avoidance of floccinaucinihilipilificators...
Two out of three ain't bad.
by Stanistani
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44108

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

I've been focusing my chi for years on the simple wish 'may people be less credulous' and sadly I have no evidence that it's occurred. :)
by Stanistani
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 74921

Re: "What xkcd Means" Discussion

Accumulating evidence from this thread that xkcd == OCD

Hmm... so if xk=O and cd=CD, then it follows that...

*wanders off mumbling to himself*
by Stanistani
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173190

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

What if instead of an infinite grid, the loose ends of an 64-by-64 example were gathered up and linked to form a solid sphere (dropping out unnecessary links and such)?

Would that change the problem?

I'd study this problem, but I'm still working on my proof that all cats are Schrödinger's cat.
by Stanistani
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44108

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Kles wrote:I really, really, dislike this one.

I suppose the people here think the cumulative data collected by parapsychologists is just outright wrong?


Yes.

http://www.randi.org/
by Stanistani
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412172

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Apparently age isn't a factor in the ability to read.

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