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XKCD: It's more than a comic:

 551 Kinkajou, Tue, 4th Aug '09 8:40:34 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
It's philosophy disguised as a children's book!

Funny strip, though.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 552 Fighteer, Wed, 5th Aug '09 6:12:00 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
And we're back to geek jokes. Not that I didn't get a chuckle out of it.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Uncle George
I nodded knowingly at that. The main problem I have with open source software is, that most of it is made for maximum efficiency, instead of making them accessible to the casual user.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
Viceroy
I did mean Four. Implying I have a need for attention because of my 'different opinions' in a discussion thread, you need a Wag of My Finger. And that goes double for the internet armchair psychologist.

The IQ question was brought up to identify someone who specifically recognized me on some other website as "that guy who hates xkcd on the tv tropes fora." If that's none of you, nevermind.

@Lyanna, I didn't read past the first two pages when I started to post in this thread. It seems to have happened after I joined in.

RAGE at the newest strips. Reference humor w/o the humor and a "lol Linux" comic. *SIGH* Why do you do this to me, Randy?
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
ALMSIVI
I think I agree with Mr. Lostman on this one. It was pretty bad.
 556 Tzetze, Wed, 5th Aug '09 11:19:59 AM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
I liked that he did a Take That at slashdot nerds, but it wasn't funny.
I didn't read past the first two pages when I started to post in this thread. It seems to have happened after I joined in.

None of my criticism from after you joined in received any extreme reactions, either.
Exits, pursued by a bear.
(srahc 84) eltit
I like how Mr. Lostman RAAAAAAAAAAGES at 612 for making a Windows joke and then gets annoyed at 619 for making a Linux joke...

edited 6th Aug '09 8:55:28 AM by Nyktos

I guess it is.
 559 Fighteer, Fri, 7th Aug '09 10:53:46 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Today's strip gives us a Shout-Out to Greek mythology as well as a nice Don't Try This At Home from the Alt Text. I laughed.

edited 7th Aug '09 10:53:53 AM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
That one was really good. I laughed out loud.
 
Viceroy
Nyktos, you misunderstand. (Yes, yes you do.) 612 is a simple and mediocre "Take That" at Windows when really this doesn't just apply to Windows. The art is lazy as well. (A single horizontal line would have improved this to meh status, perhaps.) 619 just forgot add a joke entirely and is just plain pandering. (what most of his comics seem to do now, with all the reference humor and all)

@Lyanna, so we're agreed then. Only my criticism gets criticized.

620, I feel conflicted about. It's simple, the art is alright (minus the lines connecting the 3rd & 2nd to last panels in the last row), but the extraneous details, questionable physics, and poorly worded dialogue push this back to mere so-so.
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
"Only my criticism gets criticised"

I lolled.

Viceroy
Then I have done more for you than Randy ever has.

It's funny because it's true.
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
(srahc 84) eltit
619 just forgot add a joke entirely and is just plain pandering. (what most of his comics seem to do now, with all the reference humor and all)
I found it absolutely hilarious in a it's-funny-because-it's-true way. It probably requires less knowledge of Linux than this early and extremely popular strip.
I guess it is.
Viceroy
He just made a statement, not a joke. A rather stupid one too. If there was a joke, it's akin to something like "What's the deal with airline food anyways?"
The promises of children are worth less than the children themselves.
(srahc 84) eltit
The joke is "But who uses that?" I can respect if you didn't find it funny but there was clearly a joke there.
I guess it is.
 567 Fawriel, Sat, 8th Aug '09 12:16:37 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Nyktos, I didn't get the recent one, but I had no trouble getting the older one. surprised

Sudo is quite basic knowledge. Has to be if I'm familiar with it. ^^;

It's funny because it's true.

I like to picture you saying "true" while wiggling your fingers and drawing out the "oo" sound.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 568 Bobby G, Sat, 8th Aug '09 3:50:58 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I'm with Nyktos here. I got the joke of 619 immediately, and thought it was amusing. The sudo gag went right over my head.
 569 Oscredwin, Sat, 8th Aug '09 5:52:53 PM from The Frozen East
Cold.
I'm with Bobby.
Sex, Drugs, and Rationality
Uncle George
I originally thought the "sudo" strip was a Sudoku joke.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 571 Sabbo, Mon, 10th Aug '09 12:42:31 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
I originally thought the "sudo" strip was a Sudoku joke.

While I knew that wasn't it, I still didn't get the joke. Nor did I get the more recent joke that prompted the mentioning of the original sudo strip.
I want Kat's glasses!
I hope there is a follow-up to the last strip, because to me it feels like it has no punchline.
They Called Me Mad!! I decided to show them all; but when I looked on my works, oh mighty, I despaired: for it made me realize they were right.
 573 Fawriel, Mon, 10th Aug '09 1:40:33 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
That strip kinda makes me feel uncomfortable. Possibly in a good way? Then again, it's not strong enough to really have a punch to it. I guess the point is that in order to be interesting, you really have to commit yourself to something? Yeah.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
It's a parody of those "most interesting man in the world" commercials that have been on recently...

...not a very good one, in my opinion.
Exits, pursued by a bear.
Uncle George
It kinda hit close to home to me. Especially the part about French. Fuck.

Anyway, culture specific reference humour. Not for me.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
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