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by neoliminal
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0923: "Strunk and White"
Replies: 94
Views: 25473

Re: 0923: "Strunk and White"

Once upon a time I used To mispell To sometimes split infinitives To get words of out order To punctuate, -badly To confused my tenses To deem old words wondrous fair to ignore capitals To employ common or garden clich6s To miss the occasional out To indulge in tautological repetitive statements To...
by neoliminal
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0923: "Strunk and White"
Replies: 94
Views: 25473

Re: 0923: "Strunk and White"

"Omit needless words." - Strunk/White
"Omit needless words." - Krug
by neoliminal
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0923: "Strunk and White"
Replies: 94
Views: 25473

Re: 0923: "Strunk and White"

Alt text:
The best thing about Strunk/White fanfiction is that it's virtually guaranteed to be, well, written.


Fixed the punctuation error in title text.
by neoliminal
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 25811

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

Fight Club comes in easily as one of my top 10 movies. Even the writer of the book admitted the movie was better than the book as he wrote it. How often does * that * happen? The memes it spawned are almost as hilarious as the ones coming out of /b/. If you take Fight Club at face value and never po...
by neoliminal
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0920: "Youtube Parties"
Replies: 45
Views: 14893

Re: 0920: "Youtube Parties"

I never thought of a YouTube Party. Sure beats the hell out of my "Chat Roulette" party idea.

Particularly since, as the comic clearly shows, the male to female ratio at most internet based parties is very low.
by neoliminal
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53091

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

"utilize" There is NEVER a situation in which "use" wouldn't work just as well. "Hey Fred, what's the new password for the server?" "It's utilize ." "Can you spell utilize for me?" "U-T-I-L-I-Z-E" "Oh, I see what's wrong. I was spelli...
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53091

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

I think we're already beyond the point where the verb "to google" refers specifically to the Google search engine. really? what other uses are there for it? if someone said to me that they will google something i can only assume they mean they are going to search for it online via google ...
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53091

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Regardless of your feelings for the word irregardless, it is indeed spelled correctly. (I'll note a long history of double negatives in language to denote emphasis rather than logical cancelation.) Arguing about english language is pointless. Very few if any english words are the real ones any more....
by neoliminal
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0917: "Hofstadter"
Replies: 127
Views: 64033

Re: 0917: "Hofstadter"

Douglas Hofstadter is god. I once wrote him about my programming language (it's called garbage ). It takes any ascii text as code and tries to do natural language analysis on it. It then presents the results as ascii text. When run with the optional -r parameter it allows you to run the results agai...
by neoliminal
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 35924

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

SirMustapha wrote:
neoliminal wrote:Continue on SirMustapha. And in the future please use the lower case for my alias. My alias is not deserving of initial caps.


Understood. But now you made me feel guilty for having two letters in caps in my name. :oops:


But the avatar makes up for it.
by neoliminal
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 30078

Re: 0916: Unpickable

I accidentally the whole contents of my safe.

So much for security through.
by neoliminal
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 35924

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

No. You just had to mention Wikipedia here . I didn't notice it until you mentioned it and now a perfectly good comic is ruined. Destroyed by your vengeful critique and sharp eye. Honestly I would have been more than happy to think about the White Had Guy and the panels layout... but now... now you...
by neoliminal
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 35924

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

he just had to mention Wikipedia there. No. You just had to mention Wikipedia here . I didn't notice it until you mentioned it and now a perfectly good comic is ruined. Destroyed by your vengeful critique and sharp eye. Honestly I would have been more than happy to think about the White Had Guy and...
by neoliminal
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 53676

Re: 0914: "Ice"

Thoughts, in order I thought them: 1. Is that supposed to be sausage? Like it was a sausage fest? 2. Wait, they took out his kidneys. Wait, he could only have ... wait... that's a lot of kidneys. 3. Ok, the ice is missing, but he ended up with kidneys. 4. How would you surgically remove a kidney fro...
by neoliminal
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 28804

Re: 0911: "" (It's up now)

I just the whole Wikipedia.
by neoliminal
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 33760

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

I like to use exactly 6 digits of hexidecimals. This makes it fairly hard for people to figure out WTF the thing is when they come across just that text. It obfuscates it. For example if you saw: Servers found: Arachnoid Decussation a3e4ef Plexus Penis Myasthenia Falcon XKCD Which one seems like the...
by neoliminal
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24322

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

Is no one else amazed that that little box holds thousands of petabytes of data? Caching. Duh. Caching, by its very nature, is a duplication of data. It still has to be in the “cloud.” No no no... clouds ... they are infinite and thus replicate and replicate and replicate... by constantly cycling b...
by neoliminal
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24322

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

For whatever reason I thought of this: Unicorn: The cloud is everything: all that once was, and all that will be! The cloud controls time and space, love and death! The cloud can see into your mind, the cloud can see into YOUR SOULLLLL. Charlie : Really, the cloud can do all that? Unicorn: Hahahaha;...
by neoliminal
Tue May 31, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 20635

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

I like the joke here, I seriously do. But I can't help it, Randall still doesn't know how to write a joke. Did anyone else notice that EVERY SINGLE LINE OF DIALOGUE after "My house has a... problem" is ENTIRELY UNNECESSARY ? It explicitly tells exactly what the reader has to figure out on...
by neoliminal
Sat May 28, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 29705

Re: 904: "Sports"

D&D makes commentary on the results of dice rolls in the same manner that sports commentators make them on seemingly random events in sports. The narrative in D&D is a story and the best sports commentators also weave stories because audiences prefer context while watching sports (and rolepl...
by neoliminal
Mon May 23, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35689

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

Ok, so it is a relatively obscure Star Trek reference that I feel many readers will not get. Let me guess, they re-ran this episode on his local affiliate Or he just bumped across it on TVTropes... which to me seems more likely, considering how much Wikipedia humour he does. Betty and Wilma when Ba...
by neoliminal
Mon May 23, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"
Replies: 125
Views: 35689

Re: 0902: "Darmok and Jalad"

To me, this was one of most irritating of all Star Trek episodes. I mean, isn't every language intrinsically built on referents and idioms? The whole premise that a universal translator exists but doesn't work because of this makes no sense at all. Bothers me to this day. I agree. Seems a day doesn...
by neoliminal
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39302

Re: 891: Movie Ages

We used to do this with "What actor is James Bond?" My uncle swears Sean Connery.

You can also do the Presidents of the United States... For example I remember Jimmy Carter being president. My mother remember Kennedy being shot.

Who was the first President you remember?
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 39302

Re: 891: Movie Ages

December 17, 1989

If you are younger than 20... there are episodes of the Simpsons that aired before you were born.
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29925

Re: 0890: Etymology

fix'd
Image
by neoliminal
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 60186

Re: 0889: Turtles

So then the turtle says "Why the hell did you do that?"

hahahahahhaha
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 34883

Re: 0888: Heaven

I could crack a joke about Randall knowing his audience, but I'm not sinking that low . Technically, you just did. As for the comic, I think it's boring without context. The single post poster who's avatar shows what could happen if you hit the space bar and it just went straight down... THAT would...
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70988

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Tuxedo Cox

'nuff said.
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 48382

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

I like the joke, and I'd say it's well executed until the final panel. When will Randall realize that those post-punchline dialogues are entirely unnecessary and only reduce the effect of the joke? End it with "One." and it's perfect. When was the last post you made that wasn't critical? ...
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84253

Re: 0882: "Significant"

NEWS: Scientist find correlation between acne and minecraft!
by neoliminal
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 84253

Re: 0882: "Significant"

It looks like there's a mistake in panel two. It probably should read without the word 'green', or else it sort of contradicts the panel with the "Whoa." Threw me off for a little bit as to what the joke was. WHOA... you are using the worlds most ubiquitous coffee stain as your avatar!! I...
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107113

Re: 0881: "Probability"

No, the whole thing just came full circle.

LOL, I remember when you liked all the comics.
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107113

Re: 0881: "Probability"

SirMustapha wrote:No, let's not.


Fair enough. Carry on.
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107113

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Okay, so let's suppose that Randall has a case of cancer in his family. Let's suppose he doesn't. Let's suppose for a moment that this isn't related to his life at all. Would that change your view of the comic? You seem predisposed to negative critique (which is your prerogative), but real artists ...
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107113

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Crossing the line between craft and art.
by neoliminal
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45416

Re: 0880: "Headache"

Is th ere a variable in the script to increase the parallax? I think it's cool, but I want a more pronounce effect.
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45416

Re: 0880: "Headache"

I'm only willing to visit placid lakes, salt flats, and painting exhibits until the world's 3D technology improves. Alt text, from source code. <script> $(function() { omgitsin3d({"parallax_layers": [{"src": "headache_box.png", "z": 60, "o": 0.52000...
by neoliminal
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 36657

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

SirMustapha wrote:
rcox1 wrote:Some stuff.


Either you are kidding, or you are Exhibit A of why xkcd haters tend to be so passionate.



SirMustapha, Poster's total post less than 50, member here since November. Do the maths.
by neoliminal
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 32272

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

I did this backwards. I started on the lowest level and built up from there.

Unfortunately my town now looks like a bunch of giant atoms. But it sure was easier.

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