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by The Moomin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1827: "Survivorship Bias"
Replies: 43
Views: 9853

Re: 1827: "Survivorship Bias"

I always play winning numbers in lotteries. Ok, so they were previously winning numbers, but they've got just as much chance of (re-)winning next time round as any other set, the people who once won with them probably aren't going to be continuing (to split the jackpot) and how many other new peopl...
by The Moomin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 8066

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

They've found out that POKE 35136,0 gets you infinite lives.
by The Moomin
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 14827

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

We just hurl abuse at each other across the room and hope no-one is on the phone to a client at the time.
by The Moomin
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106554
Views: 41747804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I like it when I log on to check the individual comics thread, and as the last comment is on Time, there's a brief glimpse into what is happening here through the subject of the reply "THE SPARROW-RAPTOR IS A LIE".

(Edited to remove random capitalisation of a word)
by The Moomin
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"
Replies: 16
Views: 5161

Re: 1733: "Solar Spectrum"

There were reports of an "alien megastructure" detected around a distant star a while back weren't there?

Could this in fact be a star that has its hat on? Or sunglasses?

Maybe an alien race is constructing emojis using stars for the yellow circular face to communicate with us.
by The Moomin
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 13509

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

Is it not dependent on how you hold your Jaffa cake?
by The Moomin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 13069

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

They can combine it with the thousand year old butter from the peat bog to make sandwiches.
by The Moomin
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 11476

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Huh, panel #2 is well timed for me. Two days ago, my dad was making attempting to make french fries on a stove when suddenly, "for no reason" , the cooking oil caught fire. That was the first flash of light I saw, followed by another, much brighter, presumably as my dad tried to put out t...
by The Moomin
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 15260

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

My friend Catherine decided he lived with me shortly after I'd moved some furniture into the house.

Then my friend Catherine invited friends to move in too.
by The Moomin
Wed May 18, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 17053

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

I never understood double-sided sticky tape. I pictured it as being in a roll like standard sticky tape, but the internal sticky of one layer would be stuck to the external sticky of the next layer in so it couldn't be unrolled?!? DSST is actually two tapes. You unroll a double-layer of tape. The t...
by The Moomin
Wed May 18, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1682: "Bun"
Replies: 57
Views: 10913

Re: 1682: "Bun"

Whereabouts do bread buns, fairy buns and chocolate buns come?
by The Moomin
Wed May 18, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 6607

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

The matrix could be expanded to included laser-nipple-porn. I don't know if it is a real proper actual thing, but I remember someone tweeting pictures of it. Laser nipple surgery and removal could totally be actual things. That also gives us laser-eye-porn, laser-jet-porn, laser-hair-porn, but not ...
by The Moomin
Tue May 17, 2016 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 17053

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

Sticky-backed plastic and its close cousin, double-sided sticky tape, took on a near-mythical status to me as a child. I don't think I ever encountered either, and I built a lot of things out of cereal packets and toilet- and kitchen-roll tubes. I never understood double-sided sticky tape. I pictur...
by The Moomin
Tue May 17, 2016 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 6607

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

The matrix could be expanded to included laser-nipple-porn.
I don't know if it is a real proper actual thing, but I remember someone tweeting pictures of it.
Laser nipple surgery and removal could totally be actual things.
by The Moomin
Mon May 16, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1680: "Black Hole"
Replies: 31
Views: 6970

Re: 1680: "Black Hole"

It can repel you, but I'd have to reverse its charge. (Or possibly its spin.) Duuuuuude get your memes straight: you have to reverse the polarity . Wrong meme; I was riffing on the song lyric in the alt text. "have to" and "charge" need to be in there. Don't cross the memes.
by The Moomin
Mon May 09, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1678: "Recent Searches"
Replies: 31
Views: 7105

Re: 1678: "Recent Searches"

Distinct lack of velociraptor related searches.

Has the danger passed?
by The Moomin
Sun May 08, 2016 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 17053

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

At last, someone that speaks the Queen's own (bless her). We had a bunch of chavs (probably with ASBOs) chucking packets of Monster Munch and johnnies filled with Tizer (what kind of norbert does that?) at my nan's caravan outside her bungalow a fortnight ago when she was watching Corrie. We called...
by The Moomin
Wed May 04, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 16378

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

Is there not an issue of the snake eating nearby full-stops, increasing in length, and ruining the justification of the document? No, I believe you're thinking of worm s You don't need non-breaking worms: if a worm breaks over a line, a new head and tail are automatically added . I find the problem...
by The Moomin
Wed May 04, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 16378

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

Is there not an issue of the snake eating nearby full-stops, increasing in length, and ruining the justification of the document?
by The Moomin
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 11654

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

gmalivuk wrote:Being observed doesn't matter, either, except inasmuch as observation involves interactions.


Depends entirely on what you're observed doing.
by The Moomin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 36071

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

I like what the EU has done with our currency. Just some made up bridges. They're real bridges now. So does that make the town that built them a forgery as it is replicating banknotes? Well, they don't have the holographic features or those EURions mentioned earlier or a denomination or currency. A...
by The Moomin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 36071

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

Lazar wrote:
@maniexx wrote:I like what the EU has done with our currency. Just some made up bridges.

They're real bridges now.


So does that make the town that built them a forgery as it is replicating banknotes?
by The Moomin
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 11461

Re: 1669: Planespotting

Randall is thinking of old-fashioned limited range hydroplanes. The modern hydroplane is an excellent design. The large bulge shown in the centre is the cloud condenser funnel. As the hydroplane goes forwards it funnels the cloud water droplets into the condenser where the water is then directed thr...
by The Moomin
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1666: "Brain Upload"
Replies: 38
Views: 7717

Re: 1666: "Brain Upload"

The screen flickered blue and yellow while emitting a loud squeal before overheating and resetting.

We're going to unplug you, blow in your ears, and try again.
by The Moomin
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 12926

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Well, there's surprisingly little on the talk page for my home city. 1 Stop deleting unfavourable information 2 Can I add this sportball team? 3 The number of students stated is widely inaccurate 4 External links modified 5 External links modified The page about my part of the city seems more intere...
by The Moomin
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1662: "Jack and Jill"
Replies: 106
Views: 20759

Re: 1662: "Jack and Jill"

The hill has a needle on the top to puncture rainclouds as they drift past.

As hills are higher than shorter not-hill objects, you need a shorter needle, so it makes sense.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

Damned project managers.
Spend so much time trying to manage the project, no-one is actually doing the project.
by The Moomin
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1656: "It Begins"
Replies: 22
Views: 5915

Re: 1656: "It Begins"

It continues.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 64
Views: 14034

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

And now the Iron Maiden song 'Two minutes to midnight' makes sense.

The nuclear explosions are like lightbulbs going on over my head.
by The Moomin
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1651 "Robotic Garage"
Replies: 30
Views: 7863

Re: 1652 "Robotic Garage"

Then you apply More Power™ and lift the car by it's engine block. Or it's steel wheels. Or some random steel rails (for example the ones that carry the seat). Or the bolts that hold stuff together. Or the screws in the sunshades in the glove compartment. But for an oak car with an oak engine block ...
by The Moomin
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 15930

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

I find it interesting that Americans seem to consume about twice as much cow milk as we do coffee, tea, or soda. A whole lot of that must be going to cheese and other processed foods, because I know very few adults who drink twice as much milk than they do of coffee/tea/soda. I assume a lot of the ...
by The Moomin
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 11656

Re: 1650 "Baby"

You're a baby. Oh yes you are.
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 7755

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

You know what's actually really good? Burke and Hardy.

Slapstick corpse stealing is a new thing in Canada.
by The Moomin
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 23783

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Flumble wrote:You can actually get a degree in being reasonable?


A degree shows you know a reasonable amount of certain stuff.
by The Moomin
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 17100

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

A toast to national toast day.
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 9643

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

Have you ever played the bot game?

You create a tweet designed to get the most attention from different bots while still being a proper sentence, not just a list of words.

I like that there was a bot promoting the awareness of hexagons, don't know if it still exists.
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106554
Views: 41747804

Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:

balthasar_s wrote: Standing? I remember running.

You may have been running before that, but when I saw you, you were definitely not running.



Accidental remake of this?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 10754

Re: 1644: "Stargazing"

Copper Bezel wrote:And, for completeness' sake....


Does this mean that the gravitational waves detected could actually be from nearby colliding or exploding geese rather than black holes really far away?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 17100

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Shampoo for my real friends,
Real poo for sham friends.

BUT WAIT! THERES MORE!

Shamwow for just about everything.
by The Moomin
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106554
Views: 41747804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope all the science articles follow the format: Title Apparatus Diagram Method Results Conclusion Although looking at that list now, I can't help but feel there should be some sort of explanation for why we were doing whatever it was we were doing beyond the teacher told us to do this. It's entir...

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