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« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2009, 02:03:06 PM »

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It was a helpful explanation of the history behind the joke. I didn't know what TED was, for example.

In another reading I guess I can see how RedJak may have thought that Moliere was saying "I've always wondered!" in reference to the xkcd comic itself, rather than in reference to the use of smiley parentheticals, and was explaining the TED reference to him.  First impression was that RedJak was somehow offended by the comic belittling TED or something.
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2009, 12:31:49 AM »

Not in the least.  It just followed a slew of people not getting the 10 inch pianist joke so I actually read Moliere's post as another "I don't get it" post but now I see he was referring to the actual content.  Ever few months I try to be useful on these boards and I am counting this one!   <Lurk On>
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2009, 12:26:39 AM »


Inigo/Buttercup 4eva <3
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« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2009, 05:23:23 AM »



With the alt text: I'll concede ergonomics anecdotally, but none of the studies of Dvorak were at all rigorous (the most-cited Navy study was overseen by Dvorak himself).  And the 'slow typists down' thing is a myth.  Also EMACS RULES VI DROOLS WOOOOOOO!
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« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2009, 07:52:01 AM »

Heh.  I prefer Nano myself. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2009, 04:24:32 AM »


Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it
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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2009, 05:06:49 AM »

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Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it

Should have been a truck or a Hummer.  Still great though.
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« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2009, 01:43:22 PM »

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« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2009, 04:22:11 AM »

and they do a crossover!

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« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2009, 05:35:22 AM »

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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2009, 12:38:56 PM »

i think it's about time the thread rises again...


Completely implausible? Yes. Nevertheless, worth keeping a can of shark repellant next to the bed.
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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2009, 05:14:08 PM »

... and there was no math involved. awesome. biggrin
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« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2009, 03:52:58 AM »


413 nanohertz, by the way
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« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2009, 05:06:33 PM »

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« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2009, 12:02:45 AM »

more awesome...

please do not try any of this and die or get arrested

click the image for a full-size version...the forum is automatically shrinking it down...
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« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2009, 11:29:45 PM »

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« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2009, 04:50:00 AM »



Alt text: 'Hey Megan, it's your father. How do I print out a flowchart?'
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« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2009, 06:41:04 AM »

that chart is so true. people are so scared of technology for some reason. know how i got this good fixing and building computers? because I can read. I don't have some innate trait that makes me have this knowledge. it's called research.

here's a protip: if it's not working, whatever you're going to do to it won't matter. it's broken already, you can only make it better.
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« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2009, 07:16:53 AM »

oh dear god, if I have to show my boss how to figure out how to rename a file one more time I'm going to have to kill something.
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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2009, 02:31:22 PM »



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« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2009, 05:57:06 AM »


More generally, with great power comes great dEnergy/dt
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« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2009, 06:06:10 PM »

how do i not know about this site / comic beyond this thread???

many of these are freakin' hilarious!
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« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2009, 06:10:45 PM »

Quote from: Doopri on September 30, 2009, 06:06:10 PM

how do i not know about this site / comic beyond this thread???

many of these are freakin' hilarious!

Start here.  It starts off a bit slow.  We'll see you tomorrow.  Don't forget about the image tooltip text.
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« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2009, 08:06:38 PM »

FYI the first xkcd printed book was recently released at store.xkcd.com with selections from the first 600 comics. I think I'll be putting it up at the top of my wishlist this Christmas.  Just $18, too.
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« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2009, 02:28:55 AM »


Monty Python -- Enough


well isgrimnur i had to oblige!  im not very far into it yet, but did i get the posting of the image right at least?
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« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2009, 02:39:54 AM »

You missed the alt-text.  Hover the mouse over it or look at the image properties on the main site.  They won't transfer via posting the image, so it takes a bit more work than normal.

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« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2009, 02:47:45 AM »

NOOOOOO!!! I thought the "alt-text" was the stuff at the top (thats why i put in monty python - enough).  and because i started at the beginning, from what i saw in these comics, i just thought he didnt "develop" those more fully until later

do you have any idea how many i have to go back and re-view now!!!
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« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2009, 04:54:27 AM »

Quote from: Doopri on October 01, 2009, 02:47:45 AM

NOOOOOO!!! I thought the "alt-text" was the stuff at the top (thats why i put in monty python - enough).  and because i started at the beginning, from what i saw in these comics, i just thought he didnt "develop" those more fully until later

do you have any idea how many i have to go back and re-view now!!!

it will be well worth the time...the alt-text is often the funniest part of the whole thing.
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« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2009, 04:39:59 AM »

as someone who spent a lot of time with an HP RPN calculator back in college, i got a kick out of this one...


It looks good, but it needs more postfixins
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2009, 10:21:37 AM »


And I could replace you with older pictures of you, from back when you looked happy
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« Reply #70 on: October 14, 2009, 11:14:24 PM »

so wrong...but awesome icon_cool


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« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2009, 03:30:37 AM »

How's the re-work going, Doopri?
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« Reply #72 on: November 03, 2009, 01:09:38 AM »

this is absolutely brilliant (click the image to view full size)...


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« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2009, 12:11:34 AM »

the first really good one in a while...


The other two are still lost on the infinite plane of uniform density
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« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2009, 06:08:09 AM »


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Alt text: Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it.
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« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2009, 06:24:06 AM »


Force-choking the chicken
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« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2009, 02:40:12 PM »




I <3 this one.
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« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2009, 02:45:44 PM »

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I <3 this one.

I'm not 100% sure, but this may be the first xkcd that has me at a total loss.  saywhat

Spoiler for explanation from xkcd forums:
As a quick explanation, in discussions of cryptography and encodings, etc, Bob is the standard name of the party sending information, and Alice is the standard name of the party receiving information. If there's a passive listener on the line, eavesdropping on the call, we call her Eve (get it, Eavesdropping = Eve?). If Eve fiddles with the information, she's called Mallory, and if there's a trusted third party, he's called Trent. We just use names instead of letters or roles because it's easier to say "Bob's message is read by Eve" than "The outgoing message sent by the first party was intercepted and read by a passive third party listener who's not trusted".
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« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2009, 04:25:28 PM »

Comedy's always better when you have to explain it.
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« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2009, 08:54:19 PM »

<sigh> Bob was cheating on Eve with Alice, so of course she HAD to crack the encryption. Bob is such a cheating bastard.

Was that so wrong?  icon_cry
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