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by kasmeneo
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1610: "Fire Ants"
Replies: 36
Views: 8078

Re: 1610: "Fire Ants"

On first glimpse I read the title as "Fine Arts".
by kasmeneo
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 10684

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Nutella is definitely missing. I love eggs with nutella. On bread, and with some salt on top.
by kasmeneo
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1593: "Play by Play"
Replies: 66
Views: 9905

Re: 1593: "Play by Play"

GOOMHR. That comic about sums it up how I perceive a baseball match.
by kasmeneo
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 92524

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

'Stick-shift,' - that would just be a normal car in the UK. Meaning I predict a small but measurable correlation between being able to drive a stick-shift and it raining when the person was taking the survey :) Actually anywhere in Europe, I would say. I had to look it up in the dictionary only to ...
by kasmeneo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 11678

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Owing to the Dark Wave Goth phase in my youth, the name "Ozymandias" always reminds me of this.
by kasmeneo
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 72439

Re: The "What-If?" Book

I've never noticed an explanation for the What-if logo, so I've always assumed it represented a question of "What might happen if you attempted to feed a T Rex to a sarlacc?" Forget the practicality of doing it, what if you did? It was great to see Randall's answer on the book jacket. The...
by kasmeneo
Wed May 27, 2015 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"
Replies: 52
Views: 8006

Re: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"

Great one. I like how the vertical format hides the punchline. Spider hasn't done her research. When you get caught in something like that, you just say "sorry, I was using a European keyboard". That doesn't make sense. Letters and numbers are in the same places for most languages. Interpu...
by kasmeneo
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1495: "Hard Reboot"
Replies: 56
Views: 10504

Re: 1495: "Hard Reboot"

I see them all the time; they get frequent use around Christmas time, to switch decorative lights on and off. Some of them do indeed come equipped with little pegs to let you set numerous on/off intervals. Some of them? I don't know any other type. How would such a timer work if it didn't have the ...
by kasmeneo
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1494: “Insurance”
Replies: 81
Views: 13315

Re: 1494: “Insurance”

Add some brightly coloured ribbons or something to your bag; makes it easier to spot, and less likely to be stolen (which bag will a thief pick up, the plain one or the distinctive beribboned one?). I wonder why people buy indistinguishable black or dark blue bags in the first place. If you go for ...
by kasmeneo
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 27740

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Star Wars is set a billion years in the past? I'm confused. Where does it say so? (Except from the vague "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away".)
by kasmeneo
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 28046

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

Google's DNS server has the ip address 8.8.8.8 (and there's another one at 8.8.4.4) which makes it easy to remember. My first thought was it has something to do with Chinese numerology, with the 8 being a lucky and the 4 an unlucky number. Thus, logically, the 8.8.4.4 would be less popular, and the...
by kasmeneo
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1326: "Sharks"
Replies: 30
Views: 6834

Re: 1326: "Sharks"

I'm totally lost on this one. Google doesn't help much either, except a vague hint that it might be Minecraft-related. Anyone care to explain?
by kasmeneo
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau
Replies: 124
Views: 25087

Re: 1292: Pi vs. Tau

WTF? Never heard of it. To everyone with the same problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau_%282%CF%80%29#In_popular_culture
by kasmeneo
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"
Replies: 72
Views: 13342

Re: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"

In Kenya, there actually are speed bumps on highways. And it's good they're there, because they make people slow down before the zebra crossings across those highways. ("Zebra crossing" as in "pedestrian crossing", not as a reference to african wildlife.) They have pedestrian cr...
by kasmeneo
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:57 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"
Replies: 72
Views: 13342

Re: What-if 0061: "Speed Bump"

In Kenya, there actually are speed bumps on highways. And it's good they're there, because they make people slow down before the zebra crossings across those highways. ("Zebra crossing" as in "pedestrian crossing", not as a reference to african wildlife.)
by kasmeneo
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 32327

Re: 1256: "Questions"

Diadem wrote:Things are changing though. Most women no longer wear skirts. And men are starting to see the big advantages of female bikes


Some men also see the advantage of wearing skirts, which are often more comfortable than trousers.
by kasmeneo
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1250: "Old Accounts"
Replies: 54
Views: 47049

Re: 1250: "Old Accounts"

GOOMHR.... when I checked my mail this morning and found various social network newsletters I thought "I should definitely clean up my memberships and leave the networks I'm not using anymore..."

And "database linkage accumulation slowdown"...? He *made* that up, right?
by kasmeneo
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 18650

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

In astronomy, you spend half the time waiting for things, and the other half coming up with names for them. Wait for it. :D Molpy up! I suspected there might be such a thing as inverted showers, but of course that's nonsense too. So the only sort-of serious part is the "Too faint to see withou...
by kasmeneo
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Finally ketched up. As has been said before, there have been SO MANY wonderful OTTifications, in prose, poetry and image, that it's almost impossible to list and appreciate them all. A roundful of thanks and 7 to all y'all contributors! I have rescaled my photomanip of frame m1513 to match the OTC s...
by kasmeneo
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting from 10 pages back. I really have to do some outside stuff this week, so my ketchup is slow these days. There have been so many neat OTTifications and OTColored frames... 7 terful. I also like smolloy's past-posts... it's like re-blitzing in a compressed form. Still, we need t-shirts ;)...
by kasmeneo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Own photo. Own cat, more or less. Do cats belong to anyone but themselves? It is your cat in the same way an employee would refer to their boss, a slave to their master, the oppressed to their tyrannical overlords, etc. It's more complicated. Several houses share an enclosed back yard. Three cats l...
by kasmeneo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi all, Been lurking and watching right from the start, and just wanted to delurk to say thanks for all the fun and 7 some creativity! In honour of the OTT, and inspired by something Blitzgirl mentioned a few posts ago, here's my first stab at what seemed like an appropriate OTTification. It's not ...
by kasmeneo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

kasmeneo , that's a really ⁷ baobabification ! It's extra special because it's your own photo (⁷ again), my manip photo's were all just googled. Thanks! I fixed the image, I noticed I had turned all the white to transparent, even inside the heads and bags. But googled or not, your Baobab Alley mani...
by kasmeneo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a quick photo manip I wanted to contribute, in honor of a slightly outdated papal decree from mscha. Photo is from my trip to Madagascar 5 years ago. Frames 1525/1526 would also fit the same photo. :D http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38485&sid=a236f10a0badc6fca45e87...
by kasmeneo
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting: We were at a beautiful party in the countryside yesterday evening, and it way a starry night 4 , and it must have been around the time that I admired the stars 7 yesternip and wondered about the fate of the 40 on the raft, that the ending frame appeared. It's sad and it's beautiful at ...
by kasmeneo
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

mindonner wrote:Meg's LegONG Image

Rather consultONG the map. IIRC Megan's leg has been confirmed to be ok many newpix ago.
by kasmeneo
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

The MegaCastleRaft looks kind of like a wagon train, at this distance and without the benefit of colour or shade to delineate between land and sea. I wonder if they will continue to collect and lash together flotsam until they've created Sea Town. (Or maybe that would be "Pretty New Sea Town&q...
by kasmeneo
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

A little side-project I've just started working on: The OTC Narrative Chart Amazing, edfel! General question: what is this thing about breaking the rope? Are their ropes of different material? Or just very brittle due to the salty environment? I'd imagine that the rope-makine materials available to...
by kasmeneo
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

edfel wrote:A little side-project I've just started working on:
The OTC Narrative Chart


Amazing, edfel!

General question: what is this thing about breaking the rope? Are their ropes of different material? Or just very brittle due to the salty environment?
by kasmeneo
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: They just sighted the Twenty. (The Other Twenty, that is). Not in that direction, I think. More likely to be a small 100m high wall of water descending on them at 50km/h - flipping the raft. Thus ends time NB . NB This predicting the end of time thing is addictive! On a more optimistic ...
by kasmeneo
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

As the pace is calming down a little again, I also wanted to state how amazing this whole thing is. Putting up this story. Keeping us in suspense, well more or less - sometimes even in a kind of boredom, for so long, but always anticipating the next newpix. (Between frames ~1500-2500 I became more a...
by kasmeneo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

This will probably not end well. It's a classic "it seemed like a good idea at the time" scenario. To me it doesn't look like a good idea, even now. Even if the sea is salty and swimming/floating is easier - considering the sea they know is already somewhat diluted and less salty, it migh...
by kasmeneo
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104723
Views: 29397210

Re: 1190: "Time"

still runONG, in the dunes now.
Image

And I finally de-lurked in this epic thread.

edit: fixed image link.
by kasmeneo
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 15740

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

Why is it so hard to scale an incoming video image to fit a display while preserving aspect ratio? Also, I hate how that 16:9 ratio infiltrates computer displays. Nowadays you can't get a laptop with a good 4:3 display. And also for TV I prefer the good old-fashioned 4:3. I don't have or want home c...
by kasmeneo
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 33487

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

That artwork. Cool.

Image
by kasmeneo
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 33487

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

Wanroto wrote:Why is the Mach 6 line not straight (constant)? I am confused and can't find a answer to that. Is the velocity of Mach 6 dependant from something?


Answer is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_s ... _acoustics
by kasmeneo
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 21077

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Asking the internet if it was possible, I found this . Also this and this . You really shouldn't click the second link if you have a problem with spiders. So incredible. I love Madagascar. These spiders weave their webs across small rivers, so you can imagine the silk must be strong. And the fabric...
by kasmeneo
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 22341

Re: Devices?

Am I the only one wondering what the two devices on the right are? One looks like a wireless LAN station, but the other? Looks like a gaming console, but that makes no sense without a TV. So what is it? a media server perhaps? Are you guys being serious? It's a modem and a wireless router. I have n...
by kasmeneo
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 22341

Re: 1076: "Home Organization"

The socks show that you waste the time and a lack of "general gravity". This means that you don't do the laundry often enough, so your brain still stays open for unestimated events. doing the laundry oftener would make you worry less about it. :mrgreen: Doing laundry is something I use as...
by kasmeneo
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1077: "Home Organization"
Replies: 107
Views: 22341

Re: 1076: "Home Organization"

Except for socks. You're screwed when it comes to socks; doesn't matter who you are. The sock issue is solvable, or at least you can get around the problem if you resort to overkill. Step 1: Throw out all the socks you own. All of them. Step 2: Buy 40 or more pairs of identical socks. Step 3: Put a...

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