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by cellocgw
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 5247

Re: 1773: "Negativity"

nattering nabobs.

Just sayin'
by cellocgw
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 9538

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Aw, c'mon! In a galaxy where there are people who talk like Yoda and others who talk like Jar-Jar Binks, and nobody says boo to either of them, you're going to make a big deal about this ? I think we should hold the Emperor of the Free World to a higher standard than a bumbling buffoon and a mystic...
by cellocgw
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 9538

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Who are you?
Doot-doot ; doot-doot;
who are you, you you you--oo --oo
I really wanna know

(god I hate that song)
by cellocgw
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 9538

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Plus, I actually don't think your math works on the first place. If it's "I am Fred" but "Fred is me", it would never be "Whom are" in the first place. If "who" were the subject, it would be "Who is you?" The "are" indicates that "you...
by cellocgw
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 10131

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

You think that's bad... Our Corporate IT Overlords pushed out hacks to Microsoft Office. Now there's all sorts of useless additions to the ribbons, most of which are not removable by us mere mortals. I mean, really: putting in a default start-up dialog requiring us to enter Author Name? Adding a rib...
by cellocgw
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 11604

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

SecondTalon wrote:
The thing about Arsenal is that they always try to walk it in.


First time got my boot on the ball, it was in the back of the net!
I'm opening up a boutique!
by cellocgw
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 11604

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Starting a list of other movies you might assume everyone's seen but they haven't and don't care:

Napoleon Dynamite
Eight and a Half
Treasure of Sierra Madre
Dr. Strangelove
Ghost Busters
Metropolis
Dirty Harry
by cellocgw
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 11604

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

deskjethp wrote:Happy to chime in on this one since I've never seen it either!

So don't go spreading spoilers around this thread



Han shot first :mrgreen: :twisted: :roll:
by cellocgw
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9598

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Oh, shit! He's quitting xkcd! No, just going to higher ground in advance of the next Zanclean Flood. Or maybe it's just time for another "balloon" : If it keeps on rainin' levee's goin' to break If it keeps on rainin' levee's goin' to break When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay...
by cellocgw
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 9455

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

markfiend wrote:Fun fact: I only recently (last few months or so) noticed the second letter C in Connecticut. For years I had thought it was Conneticut.


How'd you do with Arctic ? or 'climatic' vs. 'climactic' ? :twisted:
or even February
by cellocgw
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 9455

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Hey, I know :P Let's go fractal. Start with renaming each state's counties. Next the cities and towns. Next the street names in each city. That should keep everyone busy for a while. Plus if you pick a rename for, say, Washington St. that someone else already used, you have to drink a beer. Each time.
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 12133

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

"Do you like apples?"
"Yes..."
"Well, I got her phone number. How d'ya like THEM apples?"
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 6403

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Explains the ambiguous meaning of "down". In VMs and dreams, "down" is the next layer of construct, depending on a substrate (etymology intended) "above". In "turtles all the way down", the "lower" layer is the substrate for the one above it. Down i...
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 6403

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Heimhenge wrote:
TrueNarnian wrote:Shouldn't it be XKC Development Environment?


No, it should be "XKCD velopment environment".


You misspelled "velociraptor"
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 6403

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Reminds me of a rather dumb experiment I ran back in the early 80s. My company had recently installed a majorly honking badass VAX 780 system, and I was learning the various things you could do in the shell environment (tho' of course DEC didn't call it a 'shell,' just DCL or whatever it turned into...
by cellocgw
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 9618

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

This reminds me of Ursula K. LeGuin's short story The Darkness Box in the collection The Wind’s Twelve Quarters , and especially the anecdote of how the story came to be: When my daughter Caroline was three she came to me with a small wooden box in her small hands and said, “Guess fwat is in this b...
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1760: "TV Problems"
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

Re: 1760: "TV Problems"

I'm not sure if the main comic is meant to be a trolling of Comp Sci students or not, but I DO believe that high-level programming skills (problem solving, systematic thinking, etc) are essential tools for people outside of the Comp Sci realm. You have it backwards. A proper education doesn't so mu...
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 8238

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

And the answer is.... Alice Cooper, "Flash Fearless " - and the crew of the Spaceship Argo. "Argo stands for Allegiance, Respect, Guts, and 'Onesty" I don't recall exactly which episode had that quote. To the best of my knowledge, other than the original script, it's not written ...
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0020: "Ferret"
Replies: 33
Views: 9429

Re: 0020: "Ferret"

Just dropping by to mention that my car, formerly a "Forester," has been anagrammatized to the topic word here.
by cellocgw
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 25445

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I see a few categories emerging... feel free to edit/rearrange/discuss: Puns on real places: {snip} Southframpton I thought all the *frampton items were a reference to a certain Peter . Memes/People/Businesses: {snip} Redsox For a local boy, he got that wrong: it's "Bosox" . Not to be con...
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 8238

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

But it does remind me of one of my favorite lines. Extra bonus internetz to anyone who recognizes the source. " I don't get it captain. How come we fell up ?" " Well, in this sector of the galaxy, gravity is not so much a law as more of a local ordinance." I'll admit to it being...
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1758: "Astrophysics"
Replies: 52
Views: 8238

Re: 1758: "Astrophysics"

Is it a coincident that this week a paper got published saying that gravity is an emergent property, similar to the Casimir effect? Almost a dead certainty it's not a coincidence. But it does remind me of one of my favorite lines. Extra bonus internetz to anyone who recognizes the source. " I ...
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 7385

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

He does this too often.

I vote for "XKCD lists of lists of things you've known all your life you've known all your life" and then killing off this meme.

Not long anyway before "The USA is a historical footnote for X% of your life" comes into play.
by cellocgw
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 65733

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Look, guys: this could be the last XKCD comic ever, and the next-to-last-day that echochamber forums exist, depending on the official votecount Tues nite. Let's all be respectful and give each other a last hug, take turns in the comfy chair, and ... oh, yeah, and then grab all our guns and bottled w...
by cellocgw
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 5019

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

Whizbang wrote:Back in my day we coded in rocks.


And everything old is new again.
by cellocgw
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"

He might have added,

Don't mess around with cascaded switches triggered by thiotimoline


Tho' that is more likely to attract hurricanes than tornadoes.

Hmmm.. do tomatoes and potatoes like tornadoes while tomatos and potatos prefer tornados?
by cellocgw
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1753: "Thumb War"
Replies: 16
Views: 3793

Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

flicky1991 wrote:
thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.


That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine
by cellocgw
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 6223

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

I saw the dreamy Prof Cox dropping a feather and cannonball in there on one of his series. It was a bit disappointing somehow - they showed it only in slow motion or something, so the feather didn't seem to drop like a stone. ETA: yes, that's exactly what they did . I guess the director thought it ...
by cellocgw
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 7599

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

In the David Weber Safehold series, the "Church" had enforced Roman numerals as part of their ban on technological development. I think it was basically that Roman numerals were so cumbersome to use that it would basically prohibit the development of advanced mathematics since running lon...
by cellocgw
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 7599

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

da Doctah wrote:And I'm the guy who sat through The Fifth Element waiting for anything at all about boron.


That movie wasn't boron. It was an actinium movie, really. With a radon the hotel.
by cellocgw
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 7599

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

First time I've been genuinely disappointed. Maybe being a long-time movie buff is part of the problem. My parents used to take me to the wonderful double features at "Hark - Hark! The Clark!" the Clark Theatre, not to mention subscribing to Film Quarterly and Sight and Sound. So at least ...
by cellocgw
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 7215

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

Envelope Generator wrote:The sight of the word zymugry is always one of those moments... yet I had no idea of what the punchline could possibly be. Particularly well played.



There are three words in the English language which end in "gry"... :twisted:
by cellocgw
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 7215

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

He left out "xyzzy" oh, plugh him.
by cellocgw
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 6772

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

piratejohn wrote:
RAGBRAIvet wrote:"Evolutionarily"??  Is that even a word?
I guess it is now....

It's a perfectly cromulent word.


I love recursive words: in this case, "evolutionarily" developed evolutionarily.
by cellocgw
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 6772

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

Get out of my back yard, Randall!

shroomring.jpg
by cellocgw
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 8006

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

(Also we don't know if that's a true FutureBeing body. Imagine if we could only interact with the past via a cross-temporal remote-controlled drone-type-thing (inverse of Terminator lore: biological matter cannot time travel, inorganic machinery can..?), giving all kinds of confusion to pastpeople ...
by cellocgw
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 8006

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Old Bruce wrote:
colonel_hack wrote:
heuristically_alone wrote:One of my favorite things that comic cartoonists do is recurring elements.

Clams got hands!

Wasn't it originally "Clams got legs!" ?


Clams got legs...
And they know how to use them,
by cellocgw
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 6404

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

least we know, thanks to the questions being asked by the futurebeing, that: a) Spiders are not the ultimate rulers of the Earth, b) Whatever they actually accomplished, betweentimes, they never made webs thick enough for a technological civilisation eventually capable of temporal mechanics to have...
by cellocgw
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Inglonias wrote:Really, I just need a smart wall who is willing to ask me neat prompts when I make conversation talk at it.


So what you're admitting to in public, then is that you're a wall-facer ?
by cellocgw
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Soupspoon wrote:Why, then, if I do smell of rotting meat, do I have no friends?


You need to meet some Labrador retrievers.

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