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by The Moomin
Tue May 07, 2019 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone. Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors. Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the cal...
by The Moomin
Mon May 06, 2019 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107159
Views: 49031447

Re: 1190: "Time"

Have you considered that you've been friends since Time began?

Edit for unexpected poping.

Um. Include a stick figure.

.0/
/|
_|\_
by The Moomin
Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: 2145: "Heists And Escapes"

Is this not Cube(1997)?

This circle of hell, is green.
by The Moomin
Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone.
by The Moomin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2141: "UI vs UX"
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

U2 is responsible for forcing unwanted data on the User and taking up drive space.
by The Moomin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 3114

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

Just over half.
by The Moomin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"
Replies: 49
Views: 5113

Re: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"

Hi. Can we have the foods back now please.
by The Moomin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2125: "Luna 2"
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: 2125: "Luna 2"

Heimhenge wrote:We'll be sending better stuff soon ...

https://interestingengineering.com/nonp ... on-by-2020


It's like we're drunk and spoiling for a fight.

"Here is our location, these are our weaknesses, come and have a go if you think you're hard enough"
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"
Replies: 37
Views: 4032

Re: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"

Disappointed there's no Big Whoop.

Or Horn and Man at the intersection of Little and Big, although that might not be how Venn diagrams work it still amuses me.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 5557

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

Come to Yorkshire.

Due to budgetary constraints, streetlights are turned off at night.
by The Moomin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 7093

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

I don't understand the reference to "Never trust anyone who talks to you from inside a circle.". It has immediately made me paranoid. It must be some cultural reference I don't understand. Please help me! Is it something to do with witchcraft? My first thought was Porky Pig. Maybe that wa...
by The Moomin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2117: "Differentiation and Integration"
Replies: 45
Views: 6623

Re: 2117: "Differentiation and Integration"

It was integration at university that made me realise the futility of maths. Primary school - calculate the area of a shape by counting the number of squares and half squares it covers on the graph paper. Middle school - learn the basic formula for calculating the area of shapes. High school - learn...
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2105: "Modern OSI Model"
Replies: 21
Views: 5082

Re: 2105: "Modern OSI Model"

Is OSI Jenga a thing?

Can you try removing different components until the entire system collapses?
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 260060

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

It isn't thank you.

It was an illustrated book more than a strip or graphic novel.
by The Moomin
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 260060

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I remember reading an illustrated book, pre-1995 I think, about a race with their faces in their chests living in a cathedral. They appear to be based on the legend of the Blemmyae, and I am sure the book had a title based on this, however I can't seem to find anything similar looking on google. The...
by The Moomin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 10746

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

All you need is a piece of paper which what has the time writted upon it that it is.

What time is it Eccles?
by The Moomin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 9779

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

First thought: *musical note emoji* I took my boat for a car I took that car for a ride I was trying to get somewhere But now I'm following the traces of your fingernails That run along the windshield on the boat of car *musical note emoji* (Boat of Car, They Might Be Giants) Second thought: Greensl...
by The Moomin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 5926

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

Why I abandoned social media in favour of a bot that notifies me whenever a new cat picture is added to the internet.
by The Moomin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 7244

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Luckily we're in a house built on an ancient Indian burial ground so we'll have been sucked into the other side before the storm hits.
by The Moomin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1827: "Survivorship Bias"
Replies: 43
Views: 11038

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: 8823

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: 16721

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: 107159
Views: 49031447

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: 5529

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: 15083

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: 14365

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: 12406

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: 16526

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: 19160

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: 11935

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: 7489

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: 19160

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: 7489

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: 7605

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: 7716

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: 19160

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: 18215

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: 18215

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: 12228

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: 38519

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...

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