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by Uthor
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"
Replies: 60
Views: 33439

Re: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"

I don't understand this What If? At what point does the Earth get destroyed? Do the hydrogen and oxygen atoms suddenly get more mass when they bond to form water? 'Cuz if not then bringing them separated and then bonding them there wouldn't make a bit of difference. I'm a mathematician, not a chemis...
by Uthor
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0009: "Soul Mates"
Replies: 58
Views: 31551

Re: What-if 0009: Soul Mates

Why not just buy a gun that can only harm your true love? That would simplify things.

http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=10
by Uthor
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0401: "Large Hadron Collider"
Replies: 215
Views: 63636

Re: "Large Hadron Collider" Discussion

This comic was mildly funny when I misread it as hard-on. As it stands, it's really not all that amusing.
by Uthor
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 24091

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

The easiest way of determining the origin of thought bubbles is to look at the direction it emanates from. In this case we have a series of small bubbles starting at the feet of our two main characters, successively growing larger as they approach the shared though, ie. the vision of them sitting i...
by Uthor
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 24091

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

yeah, that makes more sense if they are at the party, dreaming about being in the tree. props to you. and now that I look at it, the thought bubbles get bigger as they go down (opposite of normal comic conventions), and the outline of the thought bubble curls towards the tree, not the other way as ...
by Uthor
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 20998

Re: "Network" Discussion

Well, assuming you could actually keep the computers running despite all the viruses that might actually be kinda cool to watch. I know there are at least a few viruses out there that will clean the parts of your PC they need, killing other viruses on the way. It might be really interesting to make...
by Uthor
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0339: "Classic"
Replies: 271
Views: 41016

Re: "Classic" Discussion

This has to be one of the few xkcd comics which has a premise that I disagree with. There has been good music made every year. Sure, I can name quite a few years in the 80s without a corresponding good song, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means I haven't found it yet. If you skip m...
by Uthor
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0338: "Future"
Replies: 140
Views: 21310

Re: "Future" Discussion

Okay, I finally found one that works kinda like what people were bringing up earlier in the thread. http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/guest4/Max.jpg Nice. Maybe I should give C&H another shot. That comic reminds me of this PBF: http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5783/pbf015adfreakingvortex...
by Uthor
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0336: "Priorities"
Replies: 141
Views: 26344

Re: "Priorities" Discussion

This reminds me of some teachers that would give you a 100% on a multiple choice test if you managed to get a 0%. The thinking was that you had to know enough to get that 0% as guessing would still give you 20% and you therefore deserve the 100%. My thinking is that if you say you will get an A/B/C/...
by Uthor
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0313: "Insomnia"
Replies: 167
Views: 37229

Man, I hate watching the clock thinking about how much time I'm wasting trying to fall asleep. I did that Wednesday. I had a couple beers, was really tired, and the rain was falling, but watched the clock for 1.5 hours instead. I don't keep anything in my room other than my clock, though. I don't ne...
by Uthor
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0307: "Excessive Quotation"
Replies: 80
Views: 25663

SteveMB wrote:"Unfortunately for her, real Star Wars fans are attracted to a gal with a good force choke."

At least two naughty possibilities come to mind.... :wink:


Glad I'm not the only one.
by Uthor
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0304: "Nighttime Stories"
Replies: 211
Views: 51897

I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like Ender's Game. I read it in middle school a long time ago and thought it was awesome. When I found it in a bookstore like two years ago (I didn't realize it was so famous at the time), I bought and reread it. I didn't dig it too much (sorry, i...
by Uthor
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 30668

My biggest gripe was the lights on my way to work. They're fine during the day, but once night hits, there is little traffic and it doesn't make sense waiting 1-2 minutes for a light to change while there is zero cross traffic. They finally got all the lights to work alright at night, but they'll fl...
by Uthor
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Scientific mistakes
Replies: 66
Views: 13870

On my math placement exam before entering college (which didn't matter as I had a 5 on the Calc BC exam), I forgot how to find the area of a triangle. I was trying to use calculus or trig or something for like 15 minutes before remembering area=1/2*base*height.
by Uthor
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0274: "With Apologies to The Who"
Replies: 85
Views: 26782

SLAPPY: Skippy, what is the name of that group playing on stage? SKIPPY: Who. Further proof that Abbot and Costello + Animaniacs = Comedy Gold. Too bad nobody airs Animaniacs anymore. Cause, y'know, I'd watch it... The first two seasons are out on DVD and the third is coming out in a month or two.

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