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0859: "("

Postby tehol » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:01 am UTC

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http://xkcd.com/859/

Alt text: Brains aside, I wonder how many poorly-written xkcd.com-parsing scripts will break on this title (or this mouseover text"

This comic makes me think of assembly and government documents that don't line up their points correctly...i guess you know im a liberal arts major.

Wooh! My first attempt at starting an individual comic thread.

ps, sorry for missing the alt text
Edit#2: looks like I didn't even get the alt text right when I fixed it... :/
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Re: 0859: "

Postby I Know Your Name » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:01 am UTC

holy shit I hate it when people do that.

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Re: 0859: "

Postby awhansen01 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:02 am UTC

DAMN YOUUUUUUUUU!

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Postby Linux0s » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:02 am UTC

(It's true.
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Re: 0859: "

Postby Ryouko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:03 am UTC

Damn, I was hoping that the alt text would be a single ")"

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Re: 0859: "

Postby Ichapp » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:03 am UTC

Title and alt text are indeed broken.
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Re: 0859: "

Postby tehol » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:03 am UTC

I Know Your Name wrote:holy shit I hate it when people do that.

the alt text? or the first time I posted thing?

If it's because I missed the alt text the first time around, I'm really sorry. I honestly just missed it.

If it's my comment on trying to make the comic thread, well... that's what I wanted to do.
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Re: 0859: "

Postby jbellessa87 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:05 am UTC

Great. How am I supposed to fall asleep now? It's like nails on a chalkboard for my eyes.

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Re: 0859: "

Postby barrayarian » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 am UTC

I hate you so much Randall...

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Re: 0859: "

Postby sarahthegeek » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:07 am UTC

One of my biggest pet peeves.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US.

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Re: 0859: (

Postby Hurght Attack » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:10 am UTC

)

That's better, I didn't last 10 minutes

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Re: 0859: (

Postby Kaelri » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:10 am UTC

xkcd wrote:(An unmatched left parenthesis creates an unresolved tension that will stay with you all day.

Thank god I'm reading this at midnight.

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Re: 0859: "

Postby PHDrillSergeant » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:10 am UTC

)

There you go; good night everyone.

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Postby WolfieMario » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:13 am UTC

Honestly, guys, I seriously don't see what's such a big deal about this (after all, it's not like we're "evolutionarily programmed to expect flawless closing syntax There's [i]nothing wrong with this at
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby glasnt » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:14 am UTC

I'm not at all worried.


The title of the page for the comic is:

"xkcd: ("

That's just a malformed emoticon, no need to worry :)


ALSO!

http://twitter.com/#!/xkcdfeed/status/35928619268182016


See? It's just a backwards happy face :D
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby pagaen » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:15 am UTC

*twitch*

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Re: 0859: "()"

Postby picnic_crossfire » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:15 am UTC

FUCK YOU, RANDALL. I'M NEVER READING xkcd AGAIN.

I prefer the lower case spelling of xkcd.)
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Re: 0859: "

Postby tehol » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:15 am UTC

PHDrillSergeant wrote:)

There you go; good night everyone.

On that topic, fixed?
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby meat.paste » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:16 am UTC

\\;(}.+{^]];DROP_TABLE

There. I fixed it.
Huh? What?

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Covane » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:17 am UTC

Image
fixed*

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby chompison » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:19 am UTC

)))))))))

That covers all the unclosed parens on this page so far.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby dysprog » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:19 am UTC

)))))
Based on my count of the number of left perens on this page.

If you leave now you will be balanced.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Ragashingo » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:21 am UTC

This has got to be the most cruel comic ever!

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby teelo » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:22 am UTC

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby RebeccaRGB » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:23 am UTC

?SYNTAX ERROR
?SYNTAX ERROR
?SYNTAX ERROR
?SYNTAX ERROR
?SYNTAX ERROR
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby shashwat986 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:26 am UTC

Covane wrote:Image
fixed*


THANK YOU!!!
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby duckshirt » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:32 am UTC

Get out of my head, I was just writing in Lisp for the first time tonight...

Thanks for the closing parentheses, everyone, but I'd rather err on this side for now ))))
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:36 am UTC

HERE'S SOME EXTRA

AGHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH


))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Lukeonia1 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:37 am UTC

I hate it when people do that, but this would have been more effective if he had preceded it with something, so the parenthetical statement actually flowed from a line of thought.

For example:

Code: Select all

Punctuation is a vital part of written language. From the humble comma to the stately ampersand, punctuation makes writing easy to read and simple to understand. However, it must be used with care; failure to use it properly can have very unpleasant consequences for your readers (an unmatched left parenthesis creates an unresolved tension that will stay with you all day.


I'll tell you what's worse though: an asterexasper. Every once in a while* I'll see one, and it'll bother me for hours.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Kirby » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:41 am UTC

So in class whenever the teacher is showing us some function on our graphing calculator (like fnInt or somesuch for TI users), she never closes the parentheses, because the closing one is optional, and TIs don't complain. But it annoys the hell out of me.

I'm going to show this to her tomorrow, and she will feel my agony.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby MikeStern » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:43 am UTC

Just created my account, it was about time. I just wanted to say that when I first read the comic, I thought he used an unclosed parentheses to signal the beginning of something...something awesome!!!

So when you see a comic with an unopened right parentheses at the end of it, you'll remember me, and you'll know. you've just experienced awesomeness.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby HonoreDB » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:43 am UTC

This comic's text (which is (An unmatched left parenthesis creates an unresolved tension that will stay with you all day) creates an unresolved tension that will stay with you all day.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby gooley » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:44 am UTC

Did anybody notice the missing )? Great job, Randall. You've been rather lazy in proofing your comics lately.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby irishnut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:51 am UTC

meat.paste wrote:\\;(}.+{^]];DROP_TABLE

There. I fixed it.


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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Whyareall » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:52 am UTC

But what about all the quotation marks that are outside the brackets, and all the ones inside the brackets?")"
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby unregistered » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:00 am UTC

This would be the worst (most accurate) fortune cookie ever.

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby IanLiu » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:00 am UTC

Thats OK, I write a plethora of `case' switches in BASH:

case $foo in
"xkcd") ... ;;
"google") ... ;;
"fooooo") ... ;;
esac

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:09 am UTC

{ Actually I get over the tension in a few seconds;
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Re: 0859: "("

Postby SW15243 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:10 am UTC

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Re: 0859: "("

Postby Bruce Springsteen » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:11 am UTC

I really like the idea behind this one, but why not make a strip about a CHARACTER reacting to it? Like, say, this guy reads a sentence without a second parenthesis, thinks there's some hidden meaning behind it, spends his life looking for the second parenthesis and the rest of the info contained within, and Megan tries to convince him he's dumb but gives up and just spouts some sitcom-esque sarcastic quip.

Ah, well. Lazy fucks get paid and praised for spewing shit while starving children in Cambodia die of broken hearts or something.

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