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by Whys
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 19141

Re: 1082: “Geology”

Yep, a lot of female geologists out there... :P
by Whys
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1081: "Argument Victory"
Replies: 253
Views: 57679

Re: 1081: "Argument Victory"

Conspiracies aren't necessary. The emergent properties of power are frightening enough all on their own. Has anyone else noticed that we have a planet at or past capacity with a human population of 7 billion? Has anyone else noticed that robotics and artificial intelligence threatens nearly all our ...
by Whys
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1067: "Pressures"
Replies: 75
Views: 164608

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Oh okay, I finally get it! Ever since Einstein, everyone expects patent clerks to be another Einstein.

Sorry, I guess you have to be a patent clerk to get it right away.
by Whys
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 64827

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Hitler wasn't so different from a lot of other bad men in history. One could argue there have been worse. What made Hitler unique was the time in which he lived. It allowed him to do something many had done before, but in a way none had done before: Industrialized genocide.
by Whys
Wed May 30, 2012 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1062: "Budget News"
Replies: 36
Views: 13346

Re: 1062: "Budget News"

It's simple. Those calling themselves "deficit hawks" are so far from it, real hawks couldn't be more offended. And a real hawk, being a real hawk, attacks!
by Whys
Mon May 28, 2012 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 42311

Re: 1061: "EST"

DST is the worst joke of all. Doesn't even save energy!
by Whys
Mon May 28, 2012 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 42311

Re: 1061: "EST"

Randall just tossed a grenade. What a mess! :D
by Whys
Fri May 25, 2012 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”
Replies: 115
Views: 22076

Re: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”

I've always said that the secret to making money is selling something you don't have. Infinite supply and no overhead.
by Whys
Mon May 21, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 18971

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Randall is illustrating an interesting concept. What becomes of us when we are no more than blue prints to be copied, transferred, and built when needed? What becomes of us when our blue prints are no longer needed?
by Whys
Wed May 16, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 41254

Re: 1056: Felidae

Move up the food chain. What eats cats? :]
by Whys
Mon May 14, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 24663

Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

You have to click the video twice. The first time just opens a LiveJasmine window.
by Whys
Mon May 07, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 59857

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

I know this may seem a vast over simplification, but do what what makes sense to you . It seems like everyone pursues a career like some temporary chore to be completed and disposed of. As if money were not only the means to a life purpose, but also the ends. In many ways, money represents our count...
by Whys
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72214

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Sperm whales dive deep because they know there's giant squid to eat. But what are the squid eating? Sperm whales use echo location. But how do the squid find food? Sperm whales have teeth and tough hide for hunting giant squid. While giant squid have strong tentacles and sharp succors for hunting......
by Whys
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72214

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

TheDove wrote:Sooo... what exactly is the difference between water rushing in and air rushing out?


At high pressure, water can become "super saturated" with oxygen. Thus as the water rushes in, the oxygen is entirely dissolved and never bubbles out.
by Whys
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 37251

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Honk if you want the terrorists to win. :D
by Whys
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 36117

Re: 1032: "Networking"

I could be wrong, but I think the point is, when it comes to networking, it's all about being the guy with the cash.
by Whys
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 20541

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

The only benefit I see to a rotating bed is if you get on one, you're probably getting laid. Beyond that, I don't get it. Is spinning somehow better? Perhaps it's the fun-house aspect of it? So why not mirrors placed around the bed that make you look distorted in funny ways as well? How about a clow...
by Whys
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0994: "Advent Calendar"
Replies: 74
Views: 20298

Re: 0994: "Advent Calendar"

The paradox can also be applied to the Big Bang. You can forever move closer to the point of origin, but never actually reach it, for time has no beginning.
by Whys
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 63419

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

When viewed from a short distance among other packaging, it definitely catches the eye. But once it has their attention, people don't like to put things in their cart that aren't pretty.
by Whys
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0974: "The General Problem"
Replies: 113
Views: 35356

Re: 0974: "The General Problem"

In the past they would have been a master artisan because there wouldn't have been anything more productive for them to do with their time.
by Whys
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0972: "November"
Replies: 131
Views: 52224

Re: 0972: "November"

There's always meditation. One can learn to direct their attention, or not.
by Whys
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 34686

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

The fact is, many times a placebo can be effective, so long as the user believes it will be effective. This has been shown to be true many times. So in light of this fact, it makes sense that there should be at least one homeopathic remedy for ailments that can be self healed. After all, if you can ...
by Whys
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 43378

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

Simply amazing. Next we'll need to cure Entropy.
by Whys
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0888: "Heaven"
Replies: 131
Views: 32181

Re: 0888: Heaven

Crap! I rotated it!
by Whys
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0871: "Charity"
Replies: 102
Views: 21702

Re: 0871: "Charity"

Let people think they are better than they are, and they just might accidentally be.
by Whys
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 37782

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

Generally for me, doing anything truly useful also involves opening on the fly a multitude of unanticipated web pages. It's my thought process visualized and it's delayed enough already. :)
by Whys
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 50739

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

I modified mine so I can focus it on my reef aquarium sandbed.
by Whys
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 53584

Re: 0859: "("

Another day, another happy colon. (:
by Whys
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0855: "1999"
Replies: 111
Views: 39729

Re: 0855: "1999"

Zombo.com -- Bandwidth Limit Exceeded See? It's all about up time. Is there anyone who doesn't think Facebook is just a fad? I mean sure, social networking is here to stay, but Facebook simply represents a temporarily self perpetuating concentration of internet traffic, as sure to disappear and reap...
by Whys
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6458

Re: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

I agree! It's settled then.
by Whys
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6458

Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

When spoken, why don't the teens work the same as the rest of our counting system? I would like to propose the following spoken counting system to replace our erratic 11 thru 19 sequence. Instead of, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, and {number}teen, I propose, teen-{number}, ie: teen-one, teen-tw...

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