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by whateveries
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 20526

Re: #1159: Countdown

but as we know BHG has an intimate understading actuarial tables, and given that he knows the last of the original star wars cast are set to die in 2038, we can presume the lowest number on the timer would read 00000800002382 which would be 22nd May 2038. which is around the year the 32 bit linux cl...
by whateveries
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 43589

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

with respect to glass1,water over vacuum. I am not sure how it would compare to the 'college' trick with the bottom being smashed out of the bottle, see the liquid vs gas vs sudden vacuum occurs in a closed system with a finite amount of material to play with (comparitve to the volume of the bottle)...
by whateveries
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 480460

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Wait, I for one am totally willing to give the gong to the AdmiralGreene (that was some exquisite punnery barrage between yourself The Moomin, lovely work chaps, lovely work) But if this is the over and out for the Watermania then I for one am sad, just knowing that the intellectual heavyweights wer...
by whateveries
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24208

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

....I am not an extrovert by any means. I prefer to be alone most of the time, have all kinds of strange thoughts and preferences and ways of looking at the world and rarely meet anyone who thinks about things even vaguely the same way as I do... "yeah" (Am I smiling enough?) ... . I am t...
by whateveries
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"
Replies: 90
Views: 24104

Re: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"

J Thomas wrote:Maybe you should wish to be lucky.


If you are in a position to have your wishes granted, by definition, you are lucky.

wishing to get lucky on the other hand...would probably just end up with a change in body laterality :)
by whateveries
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24208

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

if you find yourself in this situation here is a list of things to try. walk away. politely if necessary. ok, it is not a long list, or perhaps even a list, more of point I guess. But the point is, there are two monologues going on in this situation, the internal, to which we are privy to, and the e...
by whateveries
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:21 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 52627

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

modern Industrial safety have started to use a safety plc's to look after the e-stop systems. the e-stops go into a safety input on some kind of bus network, devicenet or ethernet/ip (or something else) where the data is updated in the controllers data tables, where it is applied to some applicable ...
by whateveries
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 52627

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

what qualifies an apocalypse? total anahilation? half the population? 3% of the population, or just 8 people? say the regular judging panel of the US "so you think you can dance?' Perhaps we should consider a robot apocalypse not to mean it is humans that are wiped out, more sensibly, the robot...
by whateveries
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1088: "Five Years"
Replies: 23
Views: 7978

Re: 1088: "Five Years"

Why didn't you just use beard seconds? good question, other than the fact that 2 years (minimum) worth of growth would lead to a fairly large number ( 3.15e7 beard-seconds )in a fairly silly unit* (and I wouldn't want to come across as silly) the real reason is, I have until extremely recently been...
by whateveries
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1088: "Five Years"
Replies: 23
Views: 7978

Re: 1088: "Five Years"

Upon reflection, something that didn't add up is the length of beret guys beard it did not seem long enough. So I did some checking, on google, it seems that human hair has an average growth rate of about 'half an inch' a month or (12.7 mm in the modern measure, though should 'abouting' the conversi...
by whateveries
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 53853

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

And no, it wouldn't be the first time a random heavy metal reference has worked its way into a comic. Stryper has come up in Dr. McNinja and Questionable Content; I have never heard of them otherwise. You have never heard of Dr. McNinja and Questionable content? I meant I had never heard of Stryper...
by whateveries
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 53853

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

For this particular comic, the only thing you need to know about Cirith Ungol is that it is referring to the pass where Frodo encountered the spider in the LOTR trilogy. But suppose the person asking needed something more specific - there have been like three separate answers offered here: It's the...
by whateveries
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1088: "Five Years"
Replies: 23
Views: 7978

Re: 1088: "Five Years"

the slow method to time travel, slow but effective.

Still, Beret guy said he didn't know, yet, he thought so? i think the beret may be too tight.
by whateveries
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 53853

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

... I just cannot relate at all to the mentality that chooses option No. 1. And I don't think it is a mentality that is admirable or to be encouraged. Nobody can know everything, of course, and I'm not criticizing anybody for not knowing something just because I do. I'm criticizing being too lazy o...
by whateveries
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 53853

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

obviously charlotte rolled well on the bite crit table.
by whateveries
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 15808

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

GOOMHR! (He always wanted to say that in one of these threads) or is that GOOMFBR, though, really, you'd friend him. oh man, that is an ugly contraction. and why is there no 'girllookatthatbody' yet? why? I am going to post 'damn you all! damn you all to hell!' as my status now, this is the context.
by whateveries
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 20488

Re: 1082: “Geology”

...mesa horny.
by whateveries
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 29729

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

OK, so, now, now I am completely aware of the floaters, thanks Randall. Maybe I can take my mind of it by breathing manually for a while, whilst increasing my awareness of my tongue.

p.s. I hope you sit on a nut.
by whateveries
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 43186

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

and for wednesday we want Asia. also is this Randalls way to distract Steve Waterman from the 34 (and counting) pages of cartesian confusion being deployed over in the Pressures thread? also, it makes me realise I know very little of the placing of the various states in your nation, so much for that...
by whateveries
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 35051

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

wait. this is heading dangerously close to "the Giant Space Goat" scenario.
by whateveries
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 35051

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

and the hoop would be where?
by whateveries
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 17133

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

totally great idea, everyday being saturday, unless you are a parent of school age children, then it would be 12 years of hell.

oh and.

weekends matter to someone who draws three web comics a week for a living? still? I would have thought cheap tuesdays would be the high-light.
by whateveries
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 48053

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Even if I concede that a couple may mean more than 2, we must agree that 'pair' remains reserved for exactly two... Otherwise instructing someone to 'grow a pair' could get a bit too disturbing. except for Pants. (Trousers, Jeans, M.C.Hammer apparel, etc) to me a 'couple' or a 'few' indicates 2 or ...
by whateveries
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 480460

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

time for a youtube video.
by whateveries
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 48053

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

...A handful (other): A small quantity greater than a few but less than needed. Example usage: "At the Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas held off the Persians with a handful of men"... Heh. I heard tell that Leonidas liked a handfull of man. *sigh* (which reminds me about a funny Joke ...
by whateveries
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38360

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

First day of Linguistics, our professor asked us if c and k made the same sound. Then she had us say "car key" and note where in our mouth the "c" and "k" were formed. Blew my mind. .....I don't get it. The mouth only changes for the vowel. Explain to me how "kar&...
by whateveries
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38360

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

England and Australia have their own separate media. Which shows tons of American programming. Also scads of English content, some New Zealand content, a significant proportion of Canadian content and, oddly, even some German content with hyper paced translations to try and keep up with the natural...
by whateveries
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38360

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Changing the alphabet to suit the way words are pronounced is bound to fail. The primary reason for failure is the different ways in which english speakers the world over will emphasise different vowels and consonants, the only result would be a proliferation of standard english alphabets on reflect...
by whateveries
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45233

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

gmalivuk wrote:English.

also now in urdu
by whateveries
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45233

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

bah. this is pretty much exactly how I write anything, just some vague idea of what words I would most likely use following the last word I used with some kind of impulse-seed-word based on my immediate situation. who needs algorithms when you have internalised discord. also. people still text? I th...
by whateveries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 43381

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

Wait.Wait.Wait. Wait. Sliced bread was first sold in 1928, though the prototype machine was first used in 1912 which would indicate that sliced bread ws invented in 1912 but marketing took 16 years to get it right. Swords being used for saving kingdoms went out of style around the napoleonic war, th...
by whateveries
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 20443

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

Wes Janson wrote:...If you're armed, aware of your surroundings, and know how to respond to a threat, there's nothing much left in the world to fear


because* no one who was armed, aware and knew how to respond to a threat EVER got killed. NEVER EVER.


EDITED FOR GENERAl IDIOT SPELLING MISSSSSTEAK
by whateveries
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 20443

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

I regularly get spooked by the motion-sensing driveway light until I realize I'm the one who triggered it. Or ARE you? Maybe it was triggered just before you came within the proximity sensor range by someone hiding behind that bush over there. Perhaps you should put a line down on your driveway, co...
by whateveries
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 67789

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

...On the other hand, I notice we're treating a time machine like a teleportation device again... this reminds me of strontium dog's Johnny Alpha, who used time bombs to shift the bad guys in time, but not space, leaving them wherever the earth was a few hours earlier, suh-weet. which is like telep...
by whateveries
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 67789

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I'm now planning the next ten years to use this as a prank. First, become obsessed with the idea of time travel. Obsess on this topic to the point of alienating all of my non-doctor who fan friends. Second, Study to be astrophysicist. Demonstrate more motivation towards this then anything before in...
by whateveries
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 67789

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

so does godwins thingy mean this thread was over before the first post?* if so, someone broke a paradox and we want it fixe.
by whateveries
Mon May 28, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 44110

Re: 1061: "EST"

given that the boffins are trying to alleviate the kilogram from the burden of being a physical object, it seems clear the the pathway is being prepared for all kinds of standard shennanigans.
by whateveries
Sun May 27, 2012 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”
Replies: 115
Views: 23084

Re: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”

Crowdsourcing, it's like, just when you think the internet is tapped out, bingo! another surge of buzzword bonanza strikes...which is just as well, becuause i am just about sick to death of hearing about that fucking cloud. I just had a great idea: Cloudsourcing! BRB making flowcharts. :D Beat me t...
by whateveries
Fri May 25, 2012 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”
Replies: 115
Views: 23084

Re: 1060: “Crowdsourcing”

Crowdsourcing, it's like, just when you think the internet is tapped out, bingo! another surge of buzzword bonanza strikes...which is just as well, becuause i am just about sick to death of hearing about that fucking cloud.
by whateveries
Thu May 24, 2012 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 19679

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

Jimothy wrote:Did anyone else at first read the third panel as "So KKK back, relax..."?


you done got bad kerned son.

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