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by fibonacci
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2110: "Error Bars"
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

The first thing that comes to mind is that this is a type of fractal, though I don't think Randall implied the error-error would be iterated to infinity. But yeah, it could be convergent either way. Do a search for convergent fractal and you'll find plenty of examples. EDIT: Just noticed the ellips...
by fibonacci
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2079: "Alpha Centauri"
Replies: 32
Views: 4688

Re: 2079: Alpha Centauri

I wouldn't really call the faerie rings that. I'm talking about the concept of the planet's biomass as one giant brain, not some Star Wars-esque Zen type "everything is connected by the Force" or whatever. I, on the other hand, would count them. There's more to the fungal network in SMAC ...
by fibonacci
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2079: "Alpha Centauri"
Replies: 32
Views: 4688

Re: 2079: Alpha Centauri

As for all the SMAC jokes, I just have a question. So, the fungus being a neural network and all, where did that scifi concept originate? I know Avatar stole it from somewhere, but I'm sure it wasnt from SMAC. At a guess, it goes at least as far back as the story concept of ley lines and faerie rin...
by fibonacci
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2079: "Alpha Centauri"
Replies: 32
Views: 4688

Re: 2079: Alpha Centauri

Just have Chairman Yang Nerve Staple them, no more drone riots. ;)
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2069: "Wishlist"
Replies: 35
Views: 5190

Re: 2069: "Wishlist"

Dug from the movie Up! Because who wouldn't want to play as Up dog?

And in case you're looking for "Nintendo adjacent" characters, the 1993 Super Nintendo game ClayFighter has some options that deserve a glance.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 18925

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

'And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!' 'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't — till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"' 'But "glory" ...
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 6230

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

Lord of the Edges - Piggy has the bell curve.
by fibonacci
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

Relevant xkcd https://xkcd.com/1448/ If your chart generates more confusion than clarity, consider including some sort of label. "上下文很重要." is true, and relevant. However a viewer expecting English on this board would probably rather I type out "Context is very important." A chart...
by fibonacci
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 10058

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

heuristically_alone wrote:Every time a circumstance arises for an inclusion of "that", I spens several minutes contemplating whether to omit it or not.

Contemplating whether that "that" is superfluous, or not?
by fibonacci
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 22346

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

bantler wrote:If you classically peel the stem in 3 parts, the skins dangle and rub your hand disgustingly while you're eating.
If you break the spine on the small end with your thumbs you can extract the meat without dangle.


The way that's worded, I feel like I've read something out of 50 Shades of Yellow.
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 22346

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

If you point a telescope out to the right off the edge of the chart, on a clear night you can spot "Vegans".
by fibonacci
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7956

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

Cheer up! At least you didn't lose the game.
by fibonacci
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 18808

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I have a theory that most of the "all fruit cake is nasty stuff ack ptui" legend comes from people whose first taste of fruit cake was the really bad variety, and having tried that they assume it's all the same. I've given fruit cake the benefit of the doubt twice now. I've regretted it a...
by fibonacci
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 18808

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Soupspoon wrote:I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.)


They give you liqueurs when you donate blood there? Sign me up!
by fibonacci
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 9763

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

I would actually like a television program called "You're wrong". In this program the presenter would explain why a commonly held belief was wrong. That would be all it was. Correcting people. That said, I had to force-quit Google Maps today. Useful for getting me out of the city, not use...
by fibonacci
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 9763

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

It was all fun and games until the aerial banner SQL injections began. The next step of course was drone based ad-blocking.
by fibonacci
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 5864

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

Moral: if you move into a house with wifi devices (aka "IoT stuff"), it's probably easier to throw them out and start over with new widgets. From a security viewpoint, you probably want to do that anyway. You might never be able to tell what firmware the devices have been flashed with. Fr...
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 8499

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

The event from northeast Ohio was still impressive. ~83% coverage according to the news. For the duration, the birds all went quiet, save a few cardinals making what I think of as the "you're too close to my nest" noises. The sky went off color very similar to the yellowish tinge it gets w...
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 8356

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

And the countdown until there is adult fan-fiction of this starts. Incidentally, do not do an image search for several of the terms in the diagram.

*edit
I have been informed that numerous creation myths are in fact adult fan-fiction of this diagram. </blush>
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 13794

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Spoiler:
WBUN.png

Just in from the other brothers at WBUN, they can't deny.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 13794

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

rmsgrey wrote:
fibonacci wrote:Sir Mix-a-lot


Is that the name of a roundabout variant?


His music does reference a "round thing in your face", so perhaps.

Still waiting to hear whether or not the other brothers can deny, concerning the roundabout.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 13794

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Sir Mix-a-lot has a similarly described, but functionally quite different app.
by fibonacci
Mon May 29, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 4896

Re: 1843: "Opening Crawl"

<openingcrawl>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....</openingcrawl>
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

"If a border guard asks to examine your laptop, you have a legal right to challenge them to a chess game for your soul."
Or ping pong, as the case may be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lsWeBNb_eI
by fibonacci
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 11696

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

A new corollary to Bill Watterson's "Verbing wierds language." "Vomiting wierds emoji."
by fibonacci
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 6948

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

When I try to search for "canyon river nuclear launch", Google seach suggests that I might wanna search for "canyon river nuclear launch calendar". Should I be scared? As long as the calendar only contains national holidays it's fine. Probably the best or worst Fourth of July, d...
by fibonacci
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 6353

Re: 1788: "Barge"

Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville! Welcome to Jackass.
by fibonacci
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 12741

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

clockworkbookreader wrote:Our Peerless Cartoonist needs an anatomy lesson. You can use vocal CORDS to hum one note of a musical CHORD.

Vocal chords allow multi-byte Unicode input by using Tuvan throat singing.
by fibonacci
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 18674

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

cucio wrote:When I saw this comic title appear on my RSS reader, the first thing I thought was: "but the Spectrum was made by Sinclair, not Apple!" :wink:


This Spectrum has a Holobyte to it.
by fibonacci
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 8716

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Reminds me of a rather dumb experiment I ran back in the early 80s. My company had recently installed a majorly honking badass VAX 780 system, and I was learning the various things you could do in the shell environment (tho' of course DEC didn't call it a 'shell,' just DCL or whatever it turned int...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 8716

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

To save time, create a VM, let's call it "Turtles" for now. The VM automates the process of installing itself in each instance, so that it really is "Turtles All The Way Down™".
by fibonacci
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 14015

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

I'd just label them all "ding an sich".
by fibonacci
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 15113

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I imagine Stephan Pastis reading this one and thinking everything looks perfectly normal.

Similar to https://xkcd.com/270/
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 8844

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

Apeiron wrote:Ones... the plural of one. Think about that for a moment.


A: Got change for a ten?

B:Sure, would ten ones be OK, or would you rather two fives?
by fibonacci
Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1682: "Bun"
Replies: 57
Views: 11385

Re: 1682: "Bun"

My anaconda quite enjoyed this comic. It's got buns hun.
by fibonacci
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 23538

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

The good news is you'll just be able to unfriend Roko's Basilisk when it keeps asking you to play candy crush.
by fibonacci
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 16114

Re: 1421: "Future self"

#If it ain't Bjork, don't fix it.
by fibonacci
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1322: Winter
Replies: 125
Views: 27404

Re: 1322: Winter

I'm reminded of Uncleftish Beholding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncleftish_Beholding
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1293: Job Interview
Replies: 25
Views: 10477

Re: 1293: Job Interview

Today's strip is what I imagine David Lynch directing a biography about Coach Z would be like.
by fibonacci
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 51236

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

I assumed the "Space sphere" was a reference to the one from Flatland. But apparently there's one in Portal 2 as well.

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