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by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103793

Re: TenChrctrs

What the?!
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245218

Re: Mornington Crescent

King's Pawn from King's Cross? You're either brave or foolish.

Knightsbridge

I get to Euston both ways next turn.
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: 1629: "Tools"

cellocgw wrote:"I have monitored your tool to monitor tools. Pray I do not recurse further."

"Oh. They've encased it in a class. It should be quite well protected. If it survived the refactoring process, that is."
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 34138

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

a_cat wrote:Following this idea wouldn't the answer to 'Why are sunsets orange?' be 'because that air over there is orange'? Doesn't seem all that convincing...

"Why are rainbows pink?"

"Because rain is pink."

"Why are rainbows blue?"
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245218

Re: Mornington Crescent

Jumble wrote:Why rules are we playing? It's not usually permitted to shut on a lateral.

You don't shunt going that way on a blue line.

Oxford Circus
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: 1629: "Tools"

"If you wish to monitor the deployment of software, you must first invent the universe."
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 19941

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

My earlier posts about autonomous cars costing people their manual driving skills? Golly . Look what's in the news today... Is this really news, or do I just watch too much Air Crash Investigation? Airplanes fly themselves while in the air under normal circumstances. Autopilot is also used to land ...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Talk, anyone?
Replies: 73
Views: 18951

Re: Google Talk, anyone?

"What Could Have Been Love" is a song that never ends.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245218

Re: Mornington Crescent

Hatton Cross
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 611137

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Because of "If McGuire Has Not Harmonized Sufficiently Violently, Though", my platinum clock knew the rotten pizza I then create is definitely Dirty Harry, sir.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1628: Magnus
Replies: 27
Views: 6319

Re: 1628: Magnus

Plasma Mongoose wrote:I'm pretty sure I can defeat 9 year old Muhammad Ali in a match, heck I think I could defeat 99 year old Muhammad Ali in a match, but 29 year old Muhammad Ali... not so much.

In chess-boxing?
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1628: Magnus
Replies: 27
Views: 6319

Re: 1628: Magnus

We will pit the winner against Bill Clinton in a Super Mario Speed Run squirrel suit base jumping competition along the grand canon. The ultimate question is whether Bill Clinton can run Super Mario better than the Bulls can make-believe Just Cause. My money's on Bill, mostly because if you threw a...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1640558

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Out soon on iOS and Android; Can You Build a Better Nuclear Weapon Than a 19-year-old Richard Feynm... on second thought, let's not make this app.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0332: "Gyroscopes"
Replies: 107
Views: 24334

Re: 0332: "Gyroscopes"

ShuRugal wrote:that's what attitude means...

I think you may have an attitude problem.

Or maybe you're on tilt.

:P
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1628: Magnus
Replies: 27
Views: 6319

Re: 1628: Magnus

I want to know if I can beat a team of simulated eight-year-old Carlsens in Quake.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitors and resolution.
Replies: 21
Views: 12860

Re: Monitors and resolution.

What game is that?
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 611137

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Because of McGuire, who has not harmonized sufficiently violently, though (my platinum clock knew), the rotten pizza I then create is definitely Dirty Harry, sir.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1640558

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

pkcommando wrote:
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"A strange game. The only winning move is to lose."
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 62137

Re: Let's Talk Money

How would you know what you'll love and use forever(defined as long enough to obtain monetary savings over buying several inferior products)? Combine all your experience, intuition, and a hefty amount of research. If you're thinking of it in terms of price per time unit or per unit of thing produce...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1640558

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:^ I wanted to change the last panel to that scene from Breaking Bad where they're hilariously carrying the barrel (instead of rolling it), but google image search is failing me, and I can't be bothered digging up the episode to hunt for that scene. Oh well.

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"There's an alarm going off. You want to check it out? Billy? Billy?!"
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1640558

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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"You'll go on the watchlist for..." "Don't care."
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitors and resolution.
Replies: 21
Views: 12860

Re: Monitors and resolution.

actually if it was a more reasonable size (around 20", i'd think), you could stack two of them vertically and it'd be pretty nice... 43:36 isn't too far off from 4:3 If I had to do that, I'd go for a pair of 16:10s, myself, and have them tate vertical, similar to this: http://www.geek.com/wp-c...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103793

Re: TenChrctrs

Unicode...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103793

Re: TenChrctrs

That's 点字.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 611137

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Because Lizzie McGuire who has not harmonized logically (though my platinum clock knew), the Rotten Gooseberry I then create is definitely dirty, Dirty Harry, sir.
by eviloatmeal
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7202

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

I may have to teach one of my bots to randomly reply "That's not true."

Maybe the Twitter one. That sounds like a good idearecipe for soup.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 611137

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Because Lizzie McGuire has not, logically though, my platinum clock knew doubtlessly, the Rotten Gooseberry I then create is definitely dirty, Dirty Harry, sir.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TenChrctrs
Replies: 1112
Views: 103793

Re: TenChrctrs

これはいいですか??
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitors and resolution.
Replies: 21
Views: 12860

Re: Monitors and resolution.

Just be glad it's not a pair of these bad boys.

(Yes, they make them so wide-screen now that they have to curve the monitor to keep the whole surface at a reasonable distance from the user.)
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 10915

Re: 1626: "Judgment Dip"

Copper Bezel wrote:Otherwise, we'd need to ask when all the nuclear warheads got attached to IPBMs.

Hmm, yeah, I suppose you'd need a lot more dogs to propel an ICBM payload to escape velocity.

Eternal Density wrote:Needs more Summer Glau.

"Summer Glau Punches Nuclear Warheads Into Space 2: Eclectic Boogaloo"
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 10915

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

The real Skynet rapidly dismantles the whole nuclear arsenal to convert it into fuel for nuclear power plants. Could a computer do that, though? How would it gain physical access to the missiles in order to disassemble them? It doesn't seem feasible, at least immediately upon gaining sentience. Whe...
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitors and resolution.
Replies: 21
Views: 12860

Re: Monitors and resolution.

I'm still quite happy with my 21" NTSC CRT TV ($15 at a thrift store!) I don't even want to imagine what it would cost to get such a thing here and now... The shipping alone would be more than I paid for my monitors. D'you reckon we'll ever see a renaissance of sensible aspect ratios? For the ...
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 10915

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

"It took a lot of booster rockets, but luckily Amazon had recently built thousands of dogs to bring Amazon Prime same-day delivery to the Moon colony."
by eviloatmeal
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13932

Re: 1624: 2016

I just feel silly telling people I drive a "five Kia". Even worse when my previous car was a "two Ford Contour". "Oh-five Kia" sounds fine to me. It gets a bit goofy in the tens, though; "twelve Volvo" just doesn't have the same ring to it. You are fortunate ...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13932

Re: 1624: 2016

Wow, that's terrifying.

Around here we just have plain eight-digit phone numbers.

Sure, some part of the number is geographic - for instance Northern Norway is all 7xxxxxxx numbers. But nobody ever omits any part of the number, far as I know.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13932

Re: 1624: 2016

xtifr wrote:STAR WARS: A New Hope (episode 4) was never filmed. Star Wars was filmed. It was retconned into being Episode 4: A New Hope.

Was it?

Is there a version out there with a title crawl that doesn't say "Episode IV"?

Upon further search, it appears that there was.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best keyboard switch?
Replies: 43
Views: 20424

Re: Best keyboard switch?

Got a new board not too long ago (a Choc, if you care). Plate-mounted Reds, but this time with thick juicy PBT caps instead of the thin ABS caps you see on a lot of boards. It's a world of difference. Different sound. Different tactile "clack". Different texture on the caps. It's amazing h...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1625: Substitutions 2
Replies: 33
Views: 9176

Re: 1625: Substitutions 2

I need a good substitution for "campaign"... was thinking something like "summer camp" but that's not quite funny enough. s/campaign/Champagne "Bill Clinton, the Subdued Spouse, Makes His Champagne Debut" "Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring Sanders' Champagne?&q...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Avoid a symbol 'twixt "d" and "f"
Replies: 249
Views: 35826

Re: Avoid a symbol 'twixt "d" and "f"

Our options for tags contain many of our taboo symbol, and I wouldn't count any utilisation as a violation, in contrast to my past opinion from 2014. This particular situation is such that said symbol was part of his post, not just part of formatting prior to submitting a post. Still, it's OK in my...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1625: Substitutions 2
Replies: 33
Views: 9176

Re: 1625: Substitutions 2

"Uncontrollably Swerving Dog Dance-off Shows Lots of Signs of Reaching a Conclusion"

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