#9810 ⇧ (+3/-0) ⇩
<yazdmich> rcombs: my main point: flimsy security is better than none
<rcombs> yazdmich: that is highly debatable
<asarkar> I don't think anyone in here is going to agree with that
<rcombs> yazdmich: false sense of security and all
<The0x539> good luck, I'm behind seven proxies
<yazdmich> The0x539: i'll just write a GUI in VB to track your IP
<The0x539> good luck, each of my proxies is behind seven proxies
<yazdmich> The0x539: i have backdoor access to every backbone
<rcombs> yazdmich: what are you, the NSA?
yazdmich -> Not_An_NSA_Agent
#9809 ⇧ (+15/-0) ⇩
<taixzo> so I was reading this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_drag
<taixzo> and I encountered this: "For instance, the way to maximize acceleration is to thrust straight downward; however, thrusting downward is clearly not a viable course of action for a rocket intending to reach orbit."
#9805 ⇧ (+2/-0) ⇩
<@relsqui> wow it's like the battle of the assholes in here right now
<@relsqui> who can be more condescending and dismissive?
<teareal> I'm almost positive i can
<Z3r0> relsqui: pretty sure teareal is winning that one
<@relsqui> teareal: stop trying.
<@relsqui> actually; no.
<@relsqui> stop succeeding.
#9804 ⇧ (+8/-0) ⇩
<Z3r0> You dont just PXE boot and can copy things
<njsg> You don't just PXE boot into mordor
<njsg> mordor uses token ring
<njsg> you need a special boot image that can provide a ring
#9802 ⇧ (+5/-1) ⇩
<@barometz> then WHAT'S YOUR ISSUE
<theme> bucket remember barometz issue
<theme> bucket, remember barometz issue
<Bucket> Okay, theme, remembering "then WHAT'S YOUR ISSUE".
<@barometz> Bucket: forget that
<Bucket> Okay, barometz, forgot that barometz quotes <reply> <barometz> then WHAT'S YOUR ISSUE
<@barometz> that's a fucking awful quote.
<theme> bucket, remember barometz awful
<Bucket> Okay, theme, remembering "that's a fucking awful quote.".
#9801 ⇧ (+2/-0) ⇩
* vibhavp still waits for that day when he will have something else than instant coffee
(seven) I see your intense coffee stare, and raise you an intense mirror stare: http://imgur.com/gallery/HWHpt
(vibhavp) seven: My jimmies: [x] rustled [ ] unrustled
#9788 ⇧ (+3/-0) ⇩
<schwal> I don't think longbows were ever a dueling weapon.
<Danjc2> schwal: they're a standard English duelling weapon
<Danjc2> we pull them out whenever we just want the historical superiority
#9786 ⇧ (+10/-0) ⇩
(njsg) grawity: C code by itself is something you just translate into assembly, to be honest
(njsg) grawity: I'm not surprised that you can compile code that easily
(Kliment) njsg: That's not true at all
(Kliment) njsg: C gets translated into a whole lot of things that are not assembly
(njsg) Kliment: yes, it does, but in the end one of the common uses is to translate it into assembly
(rophl) I frequently see C code get translated into a string of expletives
(rophl) target platform: blue air
#9784 ⇧ (+9/-0) ⇩
<bk> Caffeine: you generate band names at a rate of .17%
<bk> asarkar: 23/12733, or 0.18%
<snark> ooh ooh do me do me
<bk> snark: 18/12009, or 0.15%
<Bucket> "1812009 Or 015" would be a good name for a band.
#9783 ⇧ (+7/-2) ⇩
<sean> All I did was overwrite a dozen or so bytes of rom with 1s
<sean> out of THOUSANDS of bytes!
<sean> probably millions!
<mlovessxw> rewrite the same bites with 0s
<mlovessxw> see what happens
<sean> that will even it out right?
<Opiboble> sean, if not it is a small number no one should notice
<sean> http://i.imgur.com/PCs0cQ4.png i think i broked it
<sean> its only in pallet town
<sean> who needs pallet town anyway?
<mlovessxw> good point, theres nothing there
<Opiboble> See told you no one would notice!
#9772 ⇧ (+35/-1) ⇩
<Science> Quite frankly I'm kinda sick of the cats
<Science> Picture of cats have exactly zero appeal to me. So seeing half a channel go "OMG CATS" is pretty annoying.
<Science> This channel isn't about looking at fucking cats
-!- Randall changed the topic of #xkcd to: This channel is about looking at fucking cats.
<Science> Ok now it's about cats
<Science> Carry on
#9771 ⇧ (+8/-3) ⇩
<uuni> how long have you been on finland when you passport expires?
<Althir> More importantly, in.
* ladymondegreen gives bucket Alther the Pedant
* Bucket drops a Shadow of a doubt and takes Alther the Pedant.
<Althir> ladymondegreen: *Althir
#9770 ⇧ (+18/-0) ⇩
< lilmisschaos> I just got rolled onto, pushed to the cold part of the bed
< lilmisschaos> most of the blanket taken from me
< lilmisschaos> My leg is currently being pinned down
< Eule> lilmisschaos: use your safeword?
< lilmisschaos> Eule: ... my boyfriend is sleeping
< Oracle989> lilmisschaos: Use your safeairhorn?
#9768 ⇧ (+5/-3) ⇩
<barometz> So my mattress has had a broken spring for a while, and the end has been scratching my hip occasionally. There's a hole in the fabric, so I figured I'd put my finger in and see if I could bend it inwards or whatever
<barometz> having seen it I regret not doing this earlier because that tip looked positively lethal
<sheepbat> YOUR BED IS TRYING TO KILL YOU
#9767 ⇧ (+3/-2) ⇩
< WassPord> I used a graffiti from my sister's highschool as a passphrase once
< WassPord> hvalabogudanisemotorinolaringolog
* Burstaholic adds that to his password dictionary
< Burstaholic> er, did I say that out loud
< Holzi> Burstaholic: no you did not. you typed it out
< Burstaholic> Holzi: oh, good
< Burstaholic> >.>
< Holzi> Burstaholic: you're welcome. Also: we have logs!
#9766 ⇧ (+7/-3) ⇩
* ryaxnb (~ryaxnb@hide-7DA258CA.lightspeed.sntcca.sbcglobal.net) has joined #xkcd
<ryaxnb> my tiny horse
<@snark> I used to ponder the nature of comradeship
<njsg> snark: why don't you ponder anymore?
<@snark> someone divided its mystical power so that I got a share
<lingrush> guys guys I was just accepted into my first PhD program I am super relieved
<@snark> no no, the aahhhhhh part goes before "my tiny horse"
<@snark> you're ruining everything
#9762 ⇧ (+30/-0) ⇩
<Eule> When I worked with the MechE professor who did materials, I once proposed research into corrosion of thin-wall aluminum cylinders in the presence of dilute organic solvents, fine particle abrasives, and saline solutions
<Eule> He thought about it for five seconds and said "I don't think I can write a grant proposal for drinking beer on the beach"
#9761 ⇧ (+2/-2) ⇩
<aposmontier> Ugh population genetics
<aposmontier> I have no problem with biology but all this stuff is so icky and squishy
<aposmontier> Math makes sense all the time
<Arm> math is teh best
<Frowardd> you ever tried to have sex with a math?
<lhynes> Yes! Oh. Sorry. Not moth, then.
<lhynes> My bad.
#9760 ⇧ (+12/-3) ⇩
<@snark> the pope sacked four of the cardinals in charge of the vatican bank. Apparently before this the last person to sack four Cardinals was Cameron Wake of the Miami Dolphins.
< fantasyprone> that's an american sportsball joke, right?
#9759 ⇧ (+5/-1) ⇩
<+puddle> http://pastebin.com/2YsmVQrq Would anyone mind reading my e-mail to my undergraduate research "mentor"?
<+browncoat> Um. I read it. Does that help?
<+browncoat> Am I now infected by some meme-virus?
<+puddle> I just wanted to know I wasn't being rude.
<+browncoat> If so, it's very clever.
<+puddle> browncoat: You are now part of the information relay system.
<+puddle> the subliminal information relay system.
<+browncoat> Ah, nice. Something tells me the pay is excellent!
<+browncoat> Not sure what just told me that, but I choose to believe it.
<+browncoat> Living in a cyberpunk dystopia finally starts paying off
<+The0x539> the information relay system?
<+browncoat> Funny, The0x539 posted a blank line but didn't get muted...
<+The0x539> probably because that line was blank because I was muted
<+The0x539> or you mean after I joined?
<+The0x539> hello? are these lines all blank?
<+browncoat> No, the last three were fine.
-moderator:#xkcd-signal- The0x539, you have been muted for 4 seconds.
<+puddle> Side-effects of being part of the subliminal information relay system may be brief periods of missing memory spanning 20 to 30 seconds during chance encounters with important government and company officials.
-moderator:#xkcd-signal- The0x539, you have been muted for 16 seconds.
<+The0x539> is this a peer-to-peer network that runs on human brains?
<+browncoat> No, this is IRC, silly.
<+The0x539> the topic of discussion, not the medium of discussion
<+browncoat> Oh. Then maybe.
<+browncoat> It's like the Matrix, you cannot explain it. You can only join and become confused about it.
<+browncoat> We can't let it become self-aware, obviously.
#9758 ⇧ (+17/-2) ⇩
<@benley> OS installers: FUCK THEM TO HELL
<@benley> the process of bootstrapping a debian-style linux distribution onto a new system is like opening a bunch of envelopes using a chainsaw, then throwing the chainsaw into the middle of a highway along with all the opened envelopes and running them all over with a freight train full of wasps
<@benley> and then somehow you reboot and it's like "Hi! I'm Ubuntu!"
#9757 ⇧ (+15/-1) ⇩
<relsqui> goddammit. friend I have an unrequited crush on is singing along, competently, with Aretha Franklin
<relsqui> that's just *mean*
* relsqui appreciates
<rcombs> relsqui: so what you're saying is that this person has your... respect?
* rcombs was booted from #xkcd by relsqui (relsqui)
* rcombs has joined #xkcd
<rcombs> totally worth it
#9754 ⇧ (+8/-0) ⇩
< Slava> if someone is a certain personality types and hates another personality type, it might be because of their types, not because one of them is a bad person
<@Shrdlu> Slava: you mean like how I'm a Pisces and you're an essentialist
#9752 ⇧ (+5/-0) ⇩
< Althir> Basically you had to navigate a sphere through a somewhat simple maze (never got round to making the levels beyond the first three)... the sphere would be affected by gravity and related physics, so bouncing off stuff made you go all over the place. And the camera was locked to the sphere's location AND rotation. Yeah.
< Althir> It had an arrow in the HUD showing you where down is.
<@shoofle> Althir: ahaha, that sounds kind of fun actually
< Althir> shoofle: I thought so. But... ever heard the tale of Motion Bartholomew Sickness?
#9749 ⇧ (+24/-0) ⇩
< GreenWolf> I sometimes have nightmares where I have to create a protocol to deal with packet loss from scratch, or I'll be eaten by a bear
< GreenWolf> It's made even worse by the fact that I have no idea how packets or packet loss work
< GreenWolf> so the bear always eats me
#9745 ⇧ (+11/-0) ⇩
< tomatosalad> #xkcd is full of crazy people
< rcombs> tomatosalad: can confirm
< rcombs> also, can confirm, if you say "can confirm" out loud whenever someone else says something that you can confirm, people get sick of it really fast
< barometz> I can't confirm that but it sounds pretty likely
#9744 ⇧ (+7/-0) ⇩
<Lhyzz> I love that I just ordered Mexican food on New Year's Eve at 1 AM, and I could have had at least 4 other restaurants.
<Bucket> Brooklyn is the magical land where Lhyzz reigns.
<Lhyzz> *nods sagely*
#9743 ⇧ (+5/-1) ⇩
< Lhyzz> The National Children's Cancer Society's Backyard Birds calendar has been taken down. The World Wildlife Fund calendar is now in its place. AMEN.
< partdavid> sexy stars of the WWF
< partdavid> hulk hogan, pandas, randy savage, other pandas
#9741 ⇧ (+18/-0) ⇩
<@shoofle> in the year 560 CD they would see, through their telescopes, an image of a ship leaving from earth
<@shoofle> they would say (in centaurian) "aha! four glorpnaks [a glorpnak is about a year] ago, a ship must have left earth!"
<@shoofle> then, two glorpnaks later, they would see a ship arrive, in the year 562 CD
<@shoofle> but they know that the ship left in 556 CD
<~relsqui> oh, yeah. even when you left they knew that they were actually seeing you having left several years ago
* shoofle starts wondering about whether centaurian plurals should really be marked by an s
<~relsqui> shoofle: and really should we be using our name for their society rather than their own name
<@shoofle> relsqui: well, I am. it just so happens that their word for the planet they live on is actually "centauri". funny coincidence, that.
<~relsqui> especially since their sound-producing apparatus is so different from ours
<~relsqui> those are the only phonological units we have in ocmmon
<@shoofle> I know, right?
<@shoofle> or, as the centaurians say,
* shoofle emits loud static interrupted by piercing tones
<@shoofle> such a beautiful language
<@Stereo> anyway, if you then turn around and come back, taking another 6 years, earth will see you leave in 2023 and arrive home in 2025
<@Stereo> presumably bearing what you think is valuable and they think is worthless and vice versa
<@Stereo> "turns out they're really into Pokemon"
<@shoofle> "good thing I brought my collection! I knew it would be worth something someday!"
<@shoofle> pffff they like the pokemon cartridges because the dumb synth pokemon cries are beautiful poetry
<@Stereo> <zubat scream>
<@Stereo> turns out they think the pokemon cartridges are the intelligent beings, and the humans are their robots
<@Stereo> carrying them around in little GameBoy spacesuits
<@shoofle> "nice legs, daisy dukes, makes a man go [zubat cry]" is actually a meaningful centaurian sentence, but it's just a moderately right-wing political soundbite
#9738 ⇧ (+13/-0) ⇩
<+feriority> not only is the local courthouse called the Hall of Justice
<+feriority> it has a *heliport*
<+feriority> this is suspicious
<barometz> .. how?
<+feriority> I think the superfriends might be infiltrating my city
<+feriority> my neighbor might secretly be batman
<+feriority> well, probably not
<+feriority> maybe aquaman
#9735 ⇧ (+5/-1) ⇩
<rcombs> http://rcombs.me:8090/Music/æ¾¤é‡Ž%20å¼˜ä¹‹%20-%20KILL%20la%20KILL%20ORIGINAL%20SOUND%20TRACK/ <-- Merry Christmas!
<vibhavp> rcombs: 404
<vibhavp> (at least on an android)
<rcombs> vibhavp: your client is parsing the URL incorrectly
<Shrdlu> hahaha this is the most rcombs thing that has ever happened
<Shrdlu> "that won't work" "it's perfectly valid" "it doesn't work" "shut up it's fine" "seriously I can't click on it" "YOU'RE CLICKING WRONG"
<rcombs> Shrdlu: I think that what really made it the most rcombs thing ever was that it was triggered by anime
#9732 ⇧ (+12/-0) ⇩
<njsg> Synert: give me an example
<Bucket> Okay, but I'll need four pounds of butter and a motorbike.
* Althir gives Bucket four pounds of butter
* Bucket is now carrying four pounds of butter, but dropped a concretion.
* Althir gives Bucket a motorbike
* Bucket drops a supernova and takes a motorbike.
<Althir> Bucket: Give me an example.
* Bucket removes his pants
#9728 ⇧ (+7/-3) ⇩
<zilti> Do you know that Mercedes ad made by a film school? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7e64UHutXw
<Althir> Is that the Hitler one?
<Althir> Then no. Never even heard of it.