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by PFD Studio
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 18888

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Wouldn't the space vampires have to be naked to get by the reflectors?
by PFD Studio
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12509

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

I'd recommend the book or movie "Colossus: The Forbin Project" for a more likely scenario. After all, we designed the computers.
by PFD Studio
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 51779

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I've tried to unpack just how and why this expression devolved into its exact opposite I had always taken "I could care less" to be the result of sarcasm, a contraction of say "as if I could care less" or "like I could care less". It seems more confusing to me that so ...
by PFD Studio
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 16290

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Wozymandias I met a salesman from an antique shop Who said: "I have for sale an Apple ][ That has one drive for tapes and one for flop- Py discs to store what's valuable to you. There's also an enormous twelve inch screen So you can read the symbols and the signs As they appear, on black, in sh...
by PFD Studio
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 44376

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

There's no doubt that we face more stimuli, and thus more cognitive load, now than 10, 20, 50 or 100 years ago. Probably those numbers have been increasing monotonically for at least a couple of centuries. That certainly means we have less attention for longer, more contemplative activities. Music a...
by PFD Studio
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 29152

Re: 1150: Instagram

There is a huge fallacy in that comic, that is just like going to the north pole, and then at that exact place, saying “I will now go north!”: Just like the above statement in that context, saying “property” in the context of information makes no sense. It is not related to reality. In reality, the...
by PFD Studio
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 29152

Re: 1150: Instagram

This is a TERRIBLE analogy. It would be closer if Chad had said "Hey, come put your stuff in my garage! It's free and everyone can see it." And later, Chad decided to sell everything.
by PFD Studio
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 70231

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I think if someone actually managed to travel back and kill Hitler, the results would be more like this:

http://www.techcurmudgeon.com/2012/06/time-after-time.html
by PFD Studio
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169864

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

As a long time stereo photographer and long time XKCD reader, I can tell you that this method of shooting "hyper-stereo" is not uncommon. Using widely spaced sync'ed cameras has been around for a long time in the film world. I would like to know what smartphone and what software Randall us...
by PFD Studio
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0923: "Strunk and White"
Replies: 94
Views: 25842

Re: 0923: "Strunk and White"

Shouldn't that be "Strunk's & White's Elements of Style"?
by PFD Studio
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 26949

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

I question those adjectives under the "Never" column. Years ago, a friend apologized for something, saying "That should assuage your anger." My reply: "Oh yeah, my anger's assuaged as all fucking get out!"

The discussion continued for some minutes.

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