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by Azkyroth
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0944: "Hurricane Names"
Replies: 101
Views: 27183

Re: 0944: "Hurricane Names"

But of course, there's NO EVIDENCE for climate change. It's only a THEORY. [/ostrich]

I'm glad New York, at least, prepared well enough that this storm resulted in little loss of life. (Haven't followed the rest of the coast).
by Azkyroth
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43061

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

I'm continually assured that sex doesn't burn that many calories. My memory may be a bit hazy but I remember getting quite warm and often winded.
by Azkyroth
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317004

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Also, Randall, can you please print this comic on some merchandise I can use to pull a Comic 169 on the frickin' idiots who set IT policies for the Los Rios Community College District? :)
by Azkyroth
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317004

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

It occurs to me that you could make an extremely secure password by memorizing a series of operations that would produce a longish string of seemingly arbitrary numbers and converting that to hex, then entering the result. Am I missing something important here?
by Azkyroth
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53020

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

I was always fond of the "Back" -> "Front" -> "Left" -> "Right" chain, especially when the "Left" and "Right"s come in at the exact same time. No one is ever assigned which one they will say, and it often changes, but somehow it still work...
by Azkyroth
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 20118

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

There should be a question mark, not an exclamation mark, after the "WHAT" in the second panel. Sorry... I assume it wasn't pronounced like a question. Also, where the hell does Randall live where they leave notices? The last month or two, they've just dumped the package on my doorstep an...
by Azkyroth
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53020

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Those arguing that neologisms offer nuances, shades of meaning, and connotation not otherwise found in the English language should learn Ancient Greek. I've heard rumors that it allowed a speaker to be very specific about connotation. Aside from the fact that the Greeks would only have terms for co...
by Azkyroth
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53020

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

Weird; I find I'm pretty tolerant of most of these, though "cutesy" shortenings like "preggers" (and "delish," "hubby," "the fam," etc.) are like nails on a chalkboard to me. And no one who didn't exit one within the last 2-3 years should ever use th...
by Azkyroth
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"
Replies: 56
Views: 13140

Re: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"

Of course, the marketers figured this one out years ago...
by Azkyroth
Thu May 19, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 38887

Re: 0900: "Religions"

I would be interested in how you answer the question of "why" with a scientific approach, given that "why" is a question of meaning. Science could explain how my computer works, but it isn't science that explains why I use it. Only I can do that. As a computer science, I am offe...
by Azkyroth
Wed May 18, 2011 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 38887

Re: 0900: "Religions"

Well, I'm worried about the End Times. According to some religious traditions my Dynamics professor will reign on this earth for a thousand years. :(
by Azkyroth
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57175

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

*sigh* funny, but...

...cue quote-mining by various stripes of denialist in 3, 2, 1... x.x
by Azkyroth
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70601

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

SecondTalon wrote:
karanj wrote:Is Randall aware of the British slang "To Roger", as in "gave her a right rogering"? I wouldn't be so sure about Rogers St...

Britishism or not, it's difficult to maintain any sort of arousal when all you can picture is this.


Do not taunt Rule 34.
by Azkyroth
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0874: "Time Management"
Replies: 56
Views: 14363

Re: 0874: "Time Management"

Sucks to be people who have to get up at 7 AM to fit that into their day :P
by Azkyroth
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25201

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

All I can say is, sucks to be people who routinely make food that's not worth eating the leftovers of. >.>
by Azkyroth
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 28554

Re: 0807: Connected

And let's not even get started on the notion that it's not possible to "truly" love more than one person (ever, in your entire life), or that if you really loved someone you'd forgive anything and everything they did to you (and to your and their kid) and never, ever give up hope of them c...
by Azkyroth
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 101154

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

Where do people live where they discuss physics at even this rudimentary level at an age where kids still believe in Santa?
by Azkyroth
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 20568

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

But after all the problems with sex offender registries While I can see a number of problems with sex offender registries as implemented in the US, I'm not an American and I didn't know they were controversial in America; what are the reasons for the backlash? I'd like to think part of it is the ha...
by Azkyroth
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 20568

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

I wonder what the threshold to be considered a "total" douchebag would be. If it's California, and given that the comic is clearly intending to invoke Proposition 65 warnings, anyone who ever rolled their eyes or sighed at something their then-significant-other said would require a label ...
by Azkyroth
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 185234

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I really hate the atheists that are borderline nihilist. I'd actually rather those people had a god, just so they could find a reason to live. It's definitely one thing to be an atheist and a good person, and another to be an atheist that doesn't care. Weird; I've never met an atheist like that. O....
by Azkyroth
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 59126

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

"Penis-shaped obelisk" is redundant.
by Azkyroth
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 39791

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

So they were in the house down the street that the drone accidentally blew up instead of its intended target? Or...?
by Azkyroth
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125606

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

While all of this could probably be resolved with further research, research into the heridity of intelligence, racial and socioeconomic differences in intelligence, ect. is difficult to do, and the Basically Decent refuse to even CONTEMPLATE the notion that all men might well NOT be created equal,...
by Azkyroth
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125606

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

bencoder wrote:It's a shame Randall can get all that quite spot on and then screw up so much on the climate change thing.
(....)
There's another film in the same vein as these.. it's called "an inconvenient truth"... and it's just as much nonsense


[Citation needed]
by Azkyroth
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125606

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

I'm pretty sure the conflation of "intelligence" with "adherence to slightly anachronistic formulations of stereotypical Anglo-American middle class cultural norms with regards to modes of speech and entertainment preferences" is a far more destructive cultural phenomenon than an...

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