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by NeatNit
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

1888: "Still in Use"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/still_in_use.png Title text: 'Which one?' 'I dunno, it's your house. Just check each object.' 'Check it for *what*?' 'Whether it looks like it might have touched a paper towel at some point and then forgotten to let go.' '...' 'You can also Google to learn how to check w...
by NeatNit
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 8430

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Slightly bothers me that he went easy on North America while basically butchering everything else.

It also bothers me that he didn't actually mark the timezones... That was the whole point of this map!
by NeatNit
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 6115

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

chenille wrote:No chance our fragile documents would outlive them.

I wonder though, how much of our data is (or can be) stored in satellites, where it would be safe from any disaster of earth short of the sun exploding?
by NeatNit
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1741: "Work"
Replies: 53
Views: 8682

Re: 1741: "Work"

In an ideal world that would be true, but we all know that in reality, no one in the industries actually cares. I'm guessing you've never actually worked in "the industries"? And aren't an engineer in general? Okay, it really was wrong of me to say, and you're right - an insane amount of ...
by NeatNit
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1741: "Work"
Replies: 53
Views: 8682

1741: "Work"

Image

Alt text: Despite it being imaginary, I already have SUCH a strong opinion on the cord-switch firing incident.

In an ideal world that would be true, but we all know that in reality, no one in the industries actually cares.
by NeatNit
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1691: "Optimization"
Replies: 53
Views: 7453

Re: 1691: "Optimization"

thunk wrote:Anyway, what's so bad about premature optimization?

It's the root of all evil, which is pretty meaningless on its own and perfectly harmless. But if you accidentally make a square premature optimization, then you have a problem.
by NeatNit
Sun May 08, 2016 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 94091

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I can't believe this isn't released yet. No amount of technical difficulties is THIS bad without being catastrophic (e.g. losing all data completely and irrecoverably).
by NeatNit
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 12047

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

This is an IRC log from fucking last night [22:40:02] <PolarBear> penises come in all shapes and sizes [22:40:11] <NeatNit> and colors! [22:40:13] <PolarBear> yes [22:40:21] <NeatNit> mine is cyan Get out of QuakeNet Randall!! That's 20:40 UTC
by NeatNit
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1559: "Driving"
Replies: 142
Views: 16095

Re: 1559: "Driving"

What's the *SLAM* for?
by NeatNit
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 7728

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

I'm surprised the rulebook doesn't reference the bigger, overriding rulebook known as "the law". At the very least that would be destruction of property. You might think so, but in 'Murica and AFAIK most countries, assaults comitted during a sanctioned sporting event are all but entirely ...
by NeatNit
Mon May 25, 2015 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 38748

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

I'm mostly wondering what this bracket is for. Winning in a fight? Being most awesome (or most popular)? Prettiest? Smartest?

Rap battles perhaps?
by NeatNit
Fri May 15, 2015 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 22373

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

Screenshot_2015-05-15-13-26-38.png


I think it's holding a grudge.
by NeatNit
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1516: "Win by Induction"
Replies: 103
Views: 25786

Re: 1516: "Win by Induction"

This is one of those rare examples where you can see that Randall actually can't draw.
by NeatNit
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 15798

Re: 1409: "Query"

Quicksilver wrote:So great to see another SQL joke again, it's how I originally found XKCD.

Hmm, what was the first? I don't remember a joke specifically about SQL.
by NeatNit
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Can't connect to xkcd.com
Replies: 2
Views: 8766

Can't connect to xkcd.com

I've tried both with and without www. Chrome says: Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to http://www.xkcd.com Try reloading: www.­xkcd.­com It may be an issue in my ISP's DNS server, but I somehow doubt it. Forums seem to be doing fine, of course. Anyone else? Edit: I've confirmed that it's a DNS ...
by NeatNit
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 26607

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

Sunday is literally called "first day" in some languages, but obviously not English because in English it's literally called "Sunday" . So, like, it's pretty obviously not a reference to English. Yes? That's what I said. So, to repeat myself, what language is that? http://en.wik...
by NeatNit
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 26607

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

Sometimes ISO just does ridiculous things. Tell me about it. A while ago I read that they defined Monday as the first day of the week instead of Sunday. The only reason for this, I believe, is that Sunday is the Christian day of rest. Sure, let's ignore the fact that in countless languages includin...
by NeatNit
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 26607

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

I think people often use leading zeroes for days and months, but I've never seen them for years. You must not be looking. In technical writing or data, when the date is written in a certain constant format such as yyyy-mm-dd, the number of digits is ALWAYS constant. Months, days, AND years. Yes, th...
by NeatNit
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 128
Views: 43435

Re: 1335: "Now"

IANAWD but wouldn't this be easier / better with html5? The inner image could be rotated continuously and precisely, and you could even have several layers to deal with daylight savings. Or is there something bad about canvas elements? I think it's just more reliable this way. Many smartphone and o...
by NeatNit
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 14342

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

Haha, this is one of my favorites! So true, computers can be many things but logical is not one of them.
by NeatNit
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 34430

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

I wish Dvorak had won the keyboard contest... No one has any doubt that it is superior. It's just impossible to change what has already been set.
by NeatNit
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: [Fixed] What-If Feed Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 52902

Re: feed problems for What-If in Feedly

Seems to be fixed. My reader just popped all articles back up, and a quick look at the feed's "code" shows that everything is better now. Thank you, davean <anonymous hero>!
by NeatNit
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: [Fixed] What-If Feed Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 52902

Re: feed problems for What-If in Feedly

Clearly SOMEONE messed with this, but they certainly did not fix anything. The header as of now looks like: <entry> <title>Restraining an Airplane</title> <link href="http://what-if.xkcd.com" /> <id>http://what-if.xkcd.com</id> <published>2013-07-30T00:00:00Z</published> <updated>July 30, ...
by NeatNit
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: [Fixed] What-If Feed Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 52902

[Fixed] What-If Feed Problems

Fixed If you take a look here: http://what-if.xkcd.com/feed.atom (link to this can be found at the bottom of any what-if page, called FEED) and scroll down a bit to find this: <title>Drain the Oceans: Part II</title> <link href="http://what-if.xkcd.com" /> <id>http://what-if.xkcd.com</id>...
by NeatNit
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1237: "QR Code"
Replies: 64
Views: 18800

Re: 1237: "QR Code"

This comic isn't funny.
by NeatNit
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104852
Views: 29811791

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still no one knows the URL for the first image? My phone's app seems hellbent on always getting the same image, despite telling it to reload. I don't know if when I first entered (and therefore, the URL it remembers) was during the first image, I might have been a bit late. I also don't know how to ...
by NeatNit
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mother of All Puzzles
Replies: 124
Views: 60225

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Stuck on 6... I get that it's a phone number, but I don't know what to do now. Am I expected to call it? In that case, this puzzle is stupid and I'll just stop right now. Not thinking of international players is just dumb. But more probable is that I'm missing something. What am I mi...
by NeatNit
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A formula to work out a logic puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 7935

Re: A formula to work out a logic puzzle

Each person can only have 20% of their pennys in the same jar as someone else Would be clearer if it read: "No two people can have more than 20% of their pennies in the same jar as each other." For 5-9 coins per person, it's the same as saying two people cannot share more than 1 jar. For ...
by NeatNit
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A formula to work out a logic puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 7935

Re: A formula to work out a logic puzzle

I cannot understand this puzzle, can someone please explain it more clearly? What are the restrictions? What's the 20%? GAH!
by NeatNit
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 44660

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

Isaac5 wrote:I am not a big enough nerd for this webcomic. I have no idea what any of this is.

*hangs head in shame*

I literally could not stop laughing. You don't belong here.

:P
by NeatNit
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1156: "Conditioning"
Replies: 81
Views: 17356

Re: 1156: "Conditioning"

Klear wrote:I'm not convinced that the wildlife would learn when exactly the breadcrumbs are dispensed. They'd probably just discover the food in the few hours long periods between the sound being played.

Slowly, but surely, they will learn.
by NeatNit
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A puzzle about butts
Replies: 8
Views: 5619

Re: A puzzle about butts

That is the most confusing phrasing ever (the original riddle)... I only came here after I figured out a solution. However I was sure you only get to ask one rapper. "If I'd asked you whether both other rappers would have said they'd liked my butt, what would your answer be?" For ANY rappe...
by NeatNit
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1137: "LTR/RTL"
Replies: 63
Views: 21742

Re: 1137: "LTR/RTL"

It broke the xkcd app I use :(
by NeatNit
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67842

Re: ContextBot

RollingHead wrote:Why do I keep doing this to myself?
(He once again failed a backflip at a party)

It feels like my heart was ripped from my body.
by NeatNit
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67842

Re: ContextBot

forbiddenSpell wrote:Best day of work ever.
(He was puked on by a walrus in the zoo where he works, and has a weird fetish for animal puke)



Now that's what I call a sticky situation!
by NeatNit
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67842

Re: ContextBot

dzamie wrote:Huh, seventy-two.
(He counted how many fingers he has.)




There aren't enough berries in the world for that.
by NeatNit
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67842

Re: ContextBot

Sean Quixote wrote:FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE

(He set his girlfriend's house on fire after she broke up with him)



I am never trying that again.
by NeatNit
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 24226

Re: 0812: "Glass"

Bump for relevance.

This is no longer funny. :roll:
by NeatNit
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 59021

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Oh, BHG! Only BHG would use a time machine for the mere purpose of annoying a single person :P I remember a TV show where there was a seemingly unimportant reference to a guy who'd bought the power of time travel (which had previously belonged to a main character who sold it for cash) for the purpo...
by NeatNit
Thu May 10, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: ####: "Ten Thousand"
Replies: 41
Views: 14751

Re: ####: "Ten Thousand"

rileyrulesu wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Just looks like the wrong one went up, then came down. Has happened a few times.

Like this one, which is the funniest thing I've ever seen:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cow_neutrality.png


Do you have a working link of this?

I think he was just trolling.

At least, I hope he was...

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