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by Ephemeron
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 3616

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

I almost never have this problem while trying to empty trash. Maybe because I'm on a Mac. I do, unfortunately, get it all the time while trying to eject disks. "The disk cannot be ejected because it might be in use. Would you like to force-eject? Warning: this may permanently damage your disk....
by Ephemeron
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 9648

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

It still sounds cringeworthy when the person you're singing about has four or more syllables in their name.
by Ephemeron
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd-sucks FANFICTION?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 3074

xkcd-sucks FANFICTION?!?

Came across this on Reddit a few weeks back. It appears to be a very WTF-worthy story about Rob (the guy who used to run xkcd-sucks) and his quest to rid the world of xkcd. The other characters are all personalities from the xkcd-sucks blog, and naturally Randall is the villain. His introduction sce...
by Ephemeron
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fan Mail
Replies: 3
Views: 2588

Re: Fan Mail

I seem to remember xkcd@xkcd.com.
by Ephemeron
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567161

Re: What were your dreams last night?

That sounds a lot better than some of the recent movies. I was just combing through my own dream diary, looking for something I could add to this thread, when I found this oddly shaped gem. Bear in mind it was written on a smartphone keyboard within minutes of waking up from it (I think 'SW' might b...
by Ephemeron
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7062
Views: 504656

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Sorry, but I opened it. I couldn't help myself. :oops:

A computer of the exact same make and model as the one you're using now?
by Ephemeron
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1346: "Career"
Replies: 55
Views: 13435

Re: 1346: "Career"

In one of my dreams I was a cat designer designer. Does this mean that you designed something (someone?) that in turn designed cats? I thought maybe he was designer as in designer clothes. That would be designer cat designer though. Hmm... it could still be possible if he was a cat in the dream, bu...
by Ephemeron
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1346: "Career"
Replies: 55
Views: 13435

Re: 1346: "Career"

In one of my dreams I was a cat designer designer.
by Ephemeron
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7062
Views: 504656

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

If I had been at home, then yes. But alas, I'm in the library. Shame on me for procrastinating.

A library book? Bonus points if the inside cover contains a list of people who previously borrowed it.
by Ephemeron
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your Own Contribution to the English Language
Replies: 48
Views: 15171

Re: Your Own Contribution to the English Language

I have another one, and it's a back-formation. Spread it around if you like it. :D

coland
[KOL-und / kɒlənd] v, transitive
To strain, to sieve, usually by means of a colander.
by Ephemeron
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1389818

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I can't believe no one's done this yet.

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That eggp**** is in something of a flaccid state.

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by Ephemeron
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1259: "Bee Orchid"
Replies: 96
Views: 22100

Re: 1259: "Bee Orchid"

squonk wrote:So...someone close to Randall that painted that picture is dying?


I think I heard once that Randall's wife is called Rose.
by Ephemeron
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104860
Views: 29872352

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow... I didn't know that Time was still going. The last time I last checked the archive was around the end of the sandcastle sequence. And I only saw a few fast-moving playthroughs, so I didn't see the dialogue. I thought the whole thing was overrated, and that this forum thread was unnece...
by Ephemeron
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104860
Views: 29872352

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow... I didn't know that Time was still going. The last time I last checked the archive was around the end of the sandcastle sequence. And I only saw a few fast-moving playthroughs, so I didn't see the dialogue. I thought the whole thing was overrated, and that this forum thread was unnece...
by Ephemeron
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104860
Views: 29872352

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow... I didn't know that Time was still going. The last time I last checked the archive was around the end of the sandcastle sequence. And I only saw a few fast-moving playthroughs, so I didn't see the dialogue. I thought the whole thing was overrated, and that this forum thread was unnecessary and...
by Ephemeron
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: So why can't we bulk produce space probes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8480

Re: So why can't we bulk produce space probes?

Au Contraire. There is plenty of reasons to send probes to other locations. Mars is a big place. This is the very reason why Spirit and Opportunity took such long journeys over the surface of Mars, as it gave them a greater range of places to study. There will always be more of Mars to explore. And ...
by Ephemeron
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: So why can't we bulk produce space probes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8480

So why can't we bulk produce space probes?

I've often wondered why space probes like Curiosity are usually only one of a kind. Nothing's stopping them from making the same design twice. After all, there are two Voyagers. So why not ten, or a hundred? Economy of scale and all that. Why can't we roll them off an assembly line, and probe-spam t...
by Ephemeron
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461696

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

The streamlines must be geometrically similar.
by Ephemeron
Sun May 19, 2013 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Your Turn, Science [Game]
Replies: 9
Views: 4386

Re: Your Turn, Science [Game]

Should be said, I guess, that it's still hard to imagine a system like this one evolving by stages - but that might be an interesting addition to the challenge, too. What's the transition state? I'm going to suggest the most obvious answer, which is that the proto-dragon, or whatever it is, has lea...
by Ephemeron
Sun May 19, 2013 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: If you literally disappeared
Replies: 27
Views: 9790

Re: If you literally disappeared

This is usually just an issue when he teleports into space. Or when he changes altitude in general since the air would be at a different pressure. He could also make instant statues of himself by teleporting into a rock and out again. Or he could kill people by teleporting into their bodies. (On th...
by Ephemeron
Sat May 18, 2013 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: If you literally disappeared
Replies: 27
Views: 9790

If you literally disappeared

Imagine someone vanished, leaving behind a human-shaped vacuum. For all intents and purposes the process is instantaneous. How loud would the sound be when air rushes in to equalise the pressure? Would there be any other effects? This is something I've been trying to work out for a teleporting super...
by Ephemeron
Fri May 03, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1389818

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

This one was too obvious, but I did it anyway.

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Insert joke about Apple Maps here.

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by Ephemeron
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567161

Re: What were your dreams last night?

This got quite a reaction when I posted it in the MacRumors forum. So I thought I'd cross-post it here. I just had one of my most memorable nightmares in a while, and it was about my MacBook Pro being stolen. Allow me to explain. I often dream about tech. There was this one dream when I was using fi...
by Ephemeron
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1389818

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Wait for it.

1190
by Ephemeron
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218275

Re: Today I Learned

i to the power of i is a real number. Thanks, SMBC.
by Ephemeron
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567161

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I've had two Harry Potter fandreams in the last month. One was where Snape was being unusually concerned about Harry's safety, even going as far as to personally check every piece of food he eats. But it turned out he was right, because someone almost managed to give Harry a cursed pudding. Later he...
by Ephemeron
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1389818

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Cross-posted on the xkcdsucks blog. Make of it what you will.

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"So 1170 is what all the dumb-ass teenage Randal wannabes fantasize about when their mothers tell them no?" -Anonymous

1170
by Ephemeron
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461696

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Customer Reference Number for
by Ephemeron
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Zettabyte hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 6547

Zettabyte hard drive

Alright xkcd forum, I have a hypothetical question for you: if a 1 zettabyte hard drive from the year 2060 fell back in time to the present day, how would we read it? Assuming a secret government organisation with any piece of modern day tech at its disposal gets its hands on the drive, what would b...
by Ephemeron
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fake Spoilers
Replies: 165
Views: 58152

Re: Fake Spoilers

xkcd:

Spoiler:
Half of the characters in xkcd are children. The other half are bald women.
by Ephemeron
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218275

Re: Today I Learned

Dire wolves are real. Should I feel dumb for not knowing that?
by Ephemeron
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7062
Views: 504656

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

There's one lying on my bedside table right now.

A computer that's over 10 years old and still functional
by Ephemeron
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461696

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

http://jynt0.deviantart.com/

Sorry for the self-promotion, but it was on my clipboard.
by Ephemeron
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567161

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I was examining a room with my brother and grandfather which appeared to contain a giant chess set. It was on two levels, with stairs in the middle. My brother told me not to walk near the edge in case of Chinese earthquakes. But I did, and an earthquake threw me in the air, and I landed feet-first ...
by Ephemeron
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 165824

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Okay, I only noticed this last week. The 2012 Olympics logo is supposed to look like the number 2012. I thought it was just supposed to be random scribbles.

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by Ephemeron
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fake Spoilers
Replies: 165
Views: 58152

Re: Fake Spoilers

Amazing Spider Man Peter Parker was genetically predisposed to becoming Spider Man because of the experiments his parents did on him when he was a baby. Oh, and they're not dead. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Edward, after impregnating Bella, finds out he is a cylon. Bella reveals she is a replicant. ...
by Ephemeron
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218275

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: The endosperm in seeds (which provides the seedling with its initial growth spurt, and which is the raw material for foodstuffs like flour) is genetically distinct from the seed itself. During seed production, there are four cells produced by meiosis, and only one of them becomes the seed. The ...
by Ephemeron
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461696

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

http://gifura.orzhk.org/src/1332235315120.swf

Yeah, that link is NSFW, although not in the way you'd think.
by Ephemeron
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461696

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Rainbow Tylenol

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