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by pkcommando
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 5459

Re: 1986: River Border

It's basically stuff on bread, isn't it? Whereas pies are things in pastry*. Someone else can tell us what the difference between bread and pastry is. Yes, hello. I do believe that technically a pastry dough must contain shortening, whereas bread dough is made with oil. Pizza is definitely bread. I...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 5773

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Reminded me of when I learned the difference between "partly sunny" and "mostly cloudy" (not synonyms as I thought). The new NWS website actually has a glossary to help with translating this jargon: http://w1.weather.gov/glossary/ When I was in my mid-teens and one of my brother...
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1544391

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

716:
time_machine716sw.png
Alt: Dear Time Traveling Historians, I get that whatever's happening here is
supposed to be important, but GET OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME WORK!!
"Great, now there'll never be a cure for cancer." "Nice going, Steve."
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 9688

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

How far to the right do you put those weirdos who insist on having their toilet paper hanging down on the back side of the roll, in the Under position?
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188260

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My general rule of thumb is anything half as big as you can kill you. Did you just confess your Kryptonite Factor? You can only be killed by something that's exactly half your size? It's certainly a strange weakness, but it could have its advantages. "Silly you, that was only 49.3% of my size ...
by pkcommando
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13393
Views: 1412603

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Show off and make those folks ordering from the $1 menu feel the sting of jealousy as you order from -- the $2 menu.
by pkcommando
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 4256

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

"Somewhat less than the total number of applies that have ever existed."

It was a sad day when I learned that you can't win a 'How Many [X] In This Jar?' contest by answering >1. I feel like I was cheated, but I'm not sure where to direct my complaints.
by pkcommando
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 10616

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

I got the save through Utilities -> Park Drives and it gave me a similar looking set of options, but with Save at the top. It's only worked once, though, even after refreshes, closing Chrome and going back in, and trying a different browser. It must have been something I did before that, but I can't...
by pkcommando
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Designers, can you either put an easy to find setting to disable all the standby lights on your devices or put in a light detector so they auto power the LED off in the dark? There's a handy switch on the wall that will turn the lights off on any device. (Though saying that, outlet switches aren't ...
by pkcommando
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

BlitzGirl wrote:I mean, there are only like five lights and the clock in that one.

THERE. ARE. FOUR. LI- Oh, wait, there's the fifth one. Okay yeah, never mind, my bad. Carry on.
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188260

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

oh please, that's easy. Einstein has proven that gravity affects light. Ergo, light from distant objects gets deflected downwards, which *looks* like the earth were curved. Any perceived planetary curvature is the result of the ends of the Earth being curved like a table edge: http://www.kpetersen....
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13393
Views: 1412603

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

That strawberry-kiwi one would be awesome.

Strawberries + kiwi + cream cheese on a sugar cookie = wininfinity
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 4268

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

I found the constellation known as Point of Origin:
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by pkcommando
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13393
Views: 1412603

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Giant Speck wrote:Yes, these are terrible. Give them all to me so that I may dispose of them properly in my food hole.

We couldn't ask you to make that big of a sacrifice alone.
by pkcommando
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 4350

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

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by pkcommando
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6965

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

richP wrote:Do people really tow banners with an SR22? At least one of the images seems to be a Cirrus.

That seems like the kind of question that can only be answered with more banners. To the plane banner company!
by pkcommando
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188260

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Given the adult content, I'm disturbed at how many knitted objects the neural network designs have tentacles. Given the amount of time I've spent on Ravelry, I'm more disturbed by LSGers teaching machines. At least tentacles made of yarn are soft and don't require a flange. Safety first! Real proje...
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 13815

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

There's also the issue that self-driving cars might turn people into jerks http://datagenetics.com/blog/january42017/index.html TL;DR - If you know a car is going to stop when you step into the street, why not simply step into the street whenever you like? Not even a hypothetical - see Boston. And ...
by pkcommando
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 13815

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

cellocgw wrote:There's a guaranteed flame war over whether a self-driving car should sacrifice its occupants rather than run over a large number of pedestrians (or whatever). To which I cheerfully submit the OnlyCorrectAnswer(TM) to the Trolley Problem.

High score!
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 2877

Re: 1955: "Robots"

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Nothing at all. Just, in the event of an actual robot revolution, don't expect any of us to trust you. :D
by pkcommando
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 15966

Re: Black Panther

It's already out in the UK? That's cool. We have our tickets for Sunday. Apparently the local theater only made the expensive formats available for preorder (IMAX, 3D...) and the regular screenings only get scheduled tomorrow. So we got expensive tickets (blech). Yeah, I can (allegedly) see all the...
by pkcommando
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Lightning
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Black Lightning

I was one of the ones hoping for a live action Static, but I do appreciate that this is not another goddamn origin story for the CW*. We don't need episode after episode of him figuring out how to use his powers. Fuck that. I'm still giving the show a chance, I do enjoy the fact that it's a departur...
by pkcommando
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13393
Views: 1412603

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I already knew about it, but if you're gonna have that attitude I'm not telling you where you're supposed to be taking her. I'll let you figure it out for yourself, but I will tell you to wear a tuxedo and bring 2 cans of silly string and a single rain poncho with the Albanian flag.
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 469
Views: 220362

Re: Recommend a book

I just recently got a chance to read an advance copy of Christopher Moore's new book, Noir , coming out in April. If you like Moore's stuff, you'll almost certainly enjoy this one. However, he does warn you up front that many characters do display attitudes towards race/gender/sexuality that are in ...
by pkcommando
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 37
Views: 4247

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

The fact that my newest backpack came in a mix of grey and soft blue was actually a selling point for me since it was nice to do something different than black. And the size so I can carry both a knitting project & my lunch (or do lots of yarn shopping). Also the arrangement of additional pocket...
by pkcommando
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4727

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

peregrine7 wrote:Basically, a plot was planted around a radioactive source, such as Cobalt-60, and exposed to that source. The stuff close in often all died off after an extended battle with the locals who only barely survived the onslaught of gigantic, radioactive, killer produce, ...

FTFY
by pkcommando
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4727

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

Forget these other foolish pursuits and instead focus on the only one that matters - bring me a True Grāpple. I grow weary of these pretenders to the throne.
by pkcommando
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4130

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

cellocgw wrote:... feeling sad that my campaign slogan wasn't in his list...

It's in my .sig -- that thing nobody every looks at

Yeah, but if "Earth weighs almost exactly π milliJupiters" didn't work for Gerald Ford, then it's probably for the best if we just forget about it.
by pkcommando
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4130

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Only a quitter stops when the election is over. Are you a quitter? Besides, you can never start campaigning too early for the next election. So what if you're out of money, lost by such an embarrassing amount that pundits will have jokes for years and rules governing candidacy will be rewritten, you...
by pkcommando
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 3738

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Has anyone else ever dreamed that they woke up? I don't think it happened more than once, but one of the few dreams I remember having was that I woke up, did my usual morning routine and then sometime on the way to school I woke up in my bed again . Worst morning of my life. A few times, definitely...
by pkcommando
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 3738

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

I've had the ones where my legs don't work, but never the 'crossing the road' part. I'm always walking along the road, though, or trying to run somewhere. In one memorable/awesome instance, I was able to realize my legs weren't working because they were pinned down by blankets in my bed. Then I was ...
by pkcommando
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: 1941: "Dying Gift"

I leave my collection of daggers, all with uniquely-shaped blades. You must hold them in your bare hands at least once a day and claim they have always been yours. Also, post images of the blades to social media.
by pkcommando
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13393
Views: 1412603

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

This must be studied properly. Quick, to the scientists!

Also, can we make a stop by the grocery store for hot dogs, marshmallows, and skewers?
by pkcommando
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods
Replies: 26
Views: 2464

Re: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods

The chain B.GOOD started offering eggplant meatballs earlier this year. I have their app, so I got a free order and tried them out. Not half bad and having the marinara and cheese helps a bit. However, I will say that texture-wise, they were indistinguishable from meat. And the texture has always be...
by pkcommando
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: 1934: "Phone Security"

Additional Features:
Any non-social-media web use will automatically redirect to one of three randomly chosen types of websites -
A)Nuclear Secrets
B)Alt-right
C)Child Porn


Too much... too cruel...?
by pkcommando
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1544391

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by pkcommando
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 3556

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

"Ok, Google-" Sound of gunshot and body hitting the floor. In voice of Alexa or Siri: "What can she do for you that I can't?" Yes, my mind took that somewhere dark. I want to take this moment to express my extreme displeasure that trying "Ok, Google" on Siri gets a hum...
by pkcommando
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 3556

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

I just want my phone to be in a bad mood from time to time.

"Ok, Google-"
"What the actual fuck do you need from me that's soooo urgent that you can't just type?"
by pkcommando
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1930: "Calendar Facts"
Replies: 32
Views: 4196

Re: 1930: "Calendar Facts"

Did you know Comic #1930 will only happen one time ever? And come Friday it will never be the newest comic again?

What a time to be alive!
by pkcommando
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1544391

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

102:
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Alt:Time travel - not recommended for assholes.

Before anyone complains, TV Tropes will sort out the mechanics here.

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