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by RogueCynic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Re: 2047: "Beverages"

What shape does your stomach take when drinking carbonated beverages?
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 3865

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

bobdc wrote:A related question, asked by comedians for decades: why is it that we park on a driveway but drive on a parkway?


On topic: Why is something sent by a land vehicle called shipment, but when sent by a sea vehicle called cargo?
by RogueCynic
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

If the numbers don't add up to 100, say the difference is the "margin of error".
by RogueCynic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

gmalivuk wrote:They did finish at the last panel, though. Like, by definition.


Sorry, I meant the third panel.
by RogueCynic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

The comic would have worked for me if they finished at the last panel. Still good though.
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 2944

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

richP wrote:"Irony" and "literally" are frequent candidates for the "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means" award.


See:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIP6EwqMEoE
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 7381

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

... and Ringo's part in this scheme is?


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by RogueCynic
Fri May 25, 2018 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8253

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

While reading this I struggled with the urge to just scroll to the bottom and click agree. I sometimes wonder how many times I've sold my sould already and whether that makes me a con artist. I have a sig on another website that legally binds the reader to render their soul to me. One person has al...
by RogueCynic
Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1990: "Driving Cars"
Replies: 86
Views: 9495

Re: 1990: "Driving Cars"

This. This is why I didn't actually get a driver's license until I was 24 even when the legal driving age in my state is 16. Some people are excited about every opportunity they get to control a two ton lethal weapon at breakneck speeds down crowded roadways where pedestrians can invade without war...
by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 9826

Re: 1986: River Border

I wonder if Randall has ever been to 5 Corners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYtUalYdWg
by RogueCynic
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17492

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

I've thrown out all my socks and replaced them with the same kind before. Need to do it again soon, picked up various non-standard socks over the years and have it's made pairing them up after doing laundry difficult again. I have all white socks. One day I wasted a considerable amount of time tryi...
by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 15133

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Wow, Randall is really down on this childhood thing.

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by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 5897

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Do you get points if the tiles spell someone's name? That would be awesome.
by RogueCynic
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 6097

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

When it comes to 404 pages, here are twoof my faves https://www-s.acm.illinois.edu/sigmil/ (note that this code originated elsewhere and has been culturally appropriated by many sites) https://www.thingiverse.com/3828582178572 Maybe you should try a lithium ion battery in the cmos.
by RogueCynic
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 9805

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Let's celebrate the new emoji.

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by RogueCynic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 5496

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

I saw the blackout too. OK, the title text seems to imply there was 28 seconds (18 hours / 2300) of dead air somewhere around the middle of the broadcast. I was watching but didn't notice anything like that. Did I miss something during a halftime restroom break? Maybe they blanked out Timberlake? :)...
by RogueCynic
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 5504

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Am I the only person who noticed the only emals marked as read were from female candidates?
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 7068

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

You could bankrupt every country on Earth a million times over by dumping that amount into the economy.


I say we do it.
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 5025

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Am I the only one who had the dream where you go up a staircase and the staircase never ends? If so, don't read "The Phantom Toll Booth".
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 4470

Re: 1941: "Dying Gift"

I think I'll leave my stuff to the relative who can prove the last non zero digit of pi is 4.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 5975

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

Does the Phantom Trolley have to pass through the Phantom Tollbooth, or does it use a Speed Pass? Humans just suck at computers. That sums up the entire industry rather well – both hardware and software. Humans just suck at understanding large systems of any sort. Hundreds or thousands of very very ...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 10415

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

The UK rail network has three-letter codes for all the stations. Looking at the list in the comic, the following codes exist: ATL: Attleborough HGM: Higham ANC: Ancaster SAN: Sandown DTW: Droitwich Spa EWR: East Worthing STL: Southall SMH: Stamford Hill BLT: Blantyre MIA: Manchester Airport CLT: Cl...
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 4797

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

Long, Loooong ago, when home answering machines were a new thing (and ran analog, with cassette tapes...), I set the answer message to end with "...to leave a message, press STAR One now." And some people did. Probably just as long ago. A friend of mine had a number that was taken out of ...
by RogueCynic
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

svenman wrote:While I can't speak on behalf of cellocgw and have no experience with Tinder, I find it plausible to assume that "LTR" is supposed to mean "long-term relationship".

Not that I'm an expert on that kind of thing...


I have never seen Tinder. Do people still use it?
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"
Replies: 22
Views: 4098

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Speaking of self driving cars, I wonder how our friend is doing:

https://xkcd.com/1559/
by RogueCynic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7944

Re: 1913: "A �"

BHG could pull this off.
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1903: "Bun Trend"
Replies: 24
Views: 4012

Re: 1903: "Bun Trend"

Still no reference to this horrific trend? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9kY3U1_bWAhVI0oMKHdstAIwQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manbunhairstyle.net%2F&psig=AOvVaw2qmk2vcE3KS6M9hfmgzQ_g&ust=150829...
by RogueCynic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 61
Views: 9870

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

I should talk to Randall. I have a part time job doing international shipping at UPS. Some of the misprints on the labels would make your heads spin. At least I hope they are misprints. Strongville, postal code 44394 is in the US Virgin Islands. Columbus, postal code 43229 is in Vanuatu, Bourne, pos...
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 5173

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

keithl wrote:I prefer random maritime disasters to scheduled maritime disasters, though the latter can be easier to avoid.



I think I prefer the scheduled ones. They can be fun to watch if the ship explodes before sinking.
by RogueCynic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9100

Re: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"

True story. I downloaded Fedora 25 last year and tried to install it from a flash drive. My wireless USB mouse did not work in the installation process so I switched to my wired USB mouse. That did not work either. On a whim, I plugged in my serial mouse (yes, the motherboard still had a port). I ra...
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 11964

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

Why does Randall not bring up the inevitable fruit fight?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U90dnUbZMmM
by RogueCynic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1885: "Ensemble Model"
Replies: 28
Views: 4280

Re: 1885: "Ensemble Model"

I'd like to see the show about sliced bread.
by RogueCynic
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 287399

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Off topic but also on topic. I work with someone whose randomly generated id is qnb1cth. She thinks its funny.
by RogueCynic
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 6709

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

You know, I don't think I've ever gotten a fake LinkedIn invitation. I only ever get them from people I'm facebook friends with. Aren't LinkedIn and Facebook accounts the same thing now, actually? I think you just have a LinkedIn account if you're a human being, since you get one by signing up for ...
by RogueCynic
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 4838

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

I should get a charger that charges from my walking. I go through a pair of sneakers in about two months.I just got a new pair today, I'll repost when the heels wear out.
by RogueCynic
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12068

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

I see buns a lot in the city. A few years ago, there was one on my street, a black and white one obviously a pet that had gotten loose. We left food out and he appreciated it, gracing our property often. I would have liked to let him run free in the neighborhood, but he almost got run over.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 22861

Re: 1807: "Listening"

It looks like the idea is catching on.
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by RogueCynic
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0010: "Pi Equals"
Replies: 11
Views: 5272

Re: 0010: "Pi Equals"

Pi is exactly 3. See the bible, Kings 7:23 for proof.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 6502

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

SDK wrote:I'd rather have a shortcut for hard refreshment.



What about the tab key?
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 3790

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

I was going to post a video of a droning teacher but I can't remember the movie. I'm pretty sure it was Ben Stein, possibly Ferris Bueller's Day off.

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