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XKCD: It's more than a comic:

 751 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 12:31:19 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Well, you are much more reasonable than Mr. Lostman, who mostly called me a troll and told me to shut the fuck up, while using that 224 sockpuppet. Obviously criticism is not itself bad, it's when you're a dick about it. Mr. Lostman acted dickish, and I guess you haven't.

However, you did say: "Everyone is posting nice and reasonable. No fun." There are far too many unreasonable and jerkish places on the internet, and I don't want this forum to become another one.
"However, you did say: "Everyone is posting nice and reasonable. No fun." There are far too many unreasonable and jerkish places on the internet, and I don't want this forum to become another one."

Fair enough.

 753 Fawriel, Fri, 4th Sep '09 1:42:15 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
...have I acted cynical? I consider myself an idealist, just one that's not bothered by Offended.

... Now that I think about it, I can't really recall any instances of you being a cynic. Huh. Well, yay! grin
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 754 Luthen, Fri, 4th Sep '09 1:58:31 PM from somewhere very warm
Hello again
Is it safe to say that I liked today's one and thought it was a step back in the right direction?
You must agree, my plan is sheer elegance in its simplicity! Blog. Fanfic.
 755 Fawriel, Fri, 4th Sep '09 2:27:04 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Awwwwww! The poor bot!
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
(weaving)
Personally I think it's chauvinistic to believe that a human and a bot can't have a relationship.
SHIKI is dead.
Yeah 632 is pretty cool. Now I want to put up that service.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 758 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 2:30:07 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
So gynoids can dream of electric sheep but not pass a CAPTCHA? Heh.

edited 4th Sep '09 2:30:28 PM by Tzetze

(srahc 84) eltit
You mean this service?

But yeah, good comic. Best in a while.
I guess it is.
 760 Goggle Fox, Fri, 4th Sep '09 2:31:08 PM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
That would be a neat service. What domain?

Ninja'd by reality! AGH

edited 4th Sep '09 2:31:28 PM by GoggleFox

Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
I mean an actual working service. Wait. Is that a service? Not plain to me how it works.

edited 4th Sep '09 2:35:35 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 762 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 2:36:40 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
You access the site, give the generated URL to your partner, and then verify the results. I guess, I've never seen it before.
Looking up "VK Couples Testing" on Google produces some very odd results.

"-learn driving and pass the driving test -get driving license*. sleep and at that time i was obsess with VK couple (Kaname Zero) so my mind got mixed up"

edited 4th Sep '09 2:41:06 PM by Inkblot

 764 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 2:40:09 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
It's also really new. That's... bizarre, somebody went through the effort of doing this? And how do you people know about this already?
Same nameserver as xkcd, so it's likely Munroe putting it up to back the comic. Clever.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
(weaving)
Yeah, I'd be surprised if it were anyone's but Randall's.
SHIKI is dead.
(srahc 84) eltit
Actually, I think it isn't. In the comic, it has real words like "library" and "kittens" whereas the real-life one has gibberish. Not a big difference, to be sure, but enough that I suspect it was someone else who did it.

...On the other hand, I might just be overthinking it.
I guess it is.
Let's try it. Some human respond to this.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 769 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 4:42:11 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Nbaa6

Am I human or am I dancer?
Human! Fmhm Hh

edited 4th Sep '09 4:43:54 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 771 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 4:45:14 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Human. Great, now all those "Fast Eddie AI" theories are Jossed.

Or you're just super-advanced!
Uh. You are a human. The case for me is unproven.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 773 Math Star, Fri, 4th Sep '09 8:33:48 PM from United States of America
Genius
"Well, you are much more reasonable than Mr. Lostman, who mostly called me a troll and told me to shut the fuck up, while using that 224 sockpuppet."

Apologies for breaking my oath, but this MUST be stated: I am NOT a Lostman "sockpuppet" and I am DEEPLY offended by your illogical accusation.

edited 4th Sep '09 8:34:22 PM by MathStar

-William Monty Hughes, Intelligence Quotient 224, Cogito Ergo Sum
 774 Tzetze, Fri, 4th Sep '09 8:35:12 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
Not Actually Indie
I think you are trying to say that criticism is cathartic. I would counter that everyone loves a good helping of schadenfreude, though that is not quite the right word. But you know what I mean. You suck, xkcd sucks, everyone sucks. Can't you just feel it, surging through your veins? Give in to the dark side.

That is exactly what I was not saying.

Criticism can be cathartic. A prime example would be lambasting a politician you hate after a particularly infuriating decision. It can also be fun; torpedoing a creative trainwreck or an amusingly incompetent individual can be a rich source of amusement.

Sometimes it's neither. It brings me no pleasure or relief to say that these kids are sick in the head and there's probably no hope for them.

All of these types of criticism are fine in themselves, as long as it's in the appropriate context. As it happens, this thread is a perfectly appropriate context for negative criticism of XKCD. The reason everyone's mad at Lostman/Mathstar isn't because he's critical, it's because he's been acting dumb and obnoxious.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
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