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by Tabasco
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 19049

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

I find this comic funnier if you try reading it "backwards" ... i.e., the person is embarrassed by what's going on in their own place, they leave, and then once safely outside and the embarrassment subsides it's replaced by fear someone'll figure out what they were up to ... thus their ini...
by Tabasco
Sat May 12, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72583

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

I noticed this video of an odd creature about a mile below the surface; it reminded me of this poster.

Image
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E-8_wDgN7c
by Tabasco
Thu May 03, 2012 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 70
Views: 206803

Re: Science Websites

hideki101 wrote:http://www.nasa.gov/ -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration

FTFY.

Geology
http://www.usgs.gov/ - tons of great resources (maps, earthquakes, volcanoes, info) ... and related:
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/ - geology of celestial bodies
by Tabasco
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 52419

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

After having had time to digest the comic itself, I also wondered why pre-cancer there was "other" and post-cancer there's "??". Very interesting. I like the theories so far as to what Randall is doing here: ⋅  Pregnant? Look at the bump (pun intended) in romance, follo...
by Tabasco
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72583

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

This reminded me of this: http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2033/1277552972510.jpg (I'm not sure if this is the original - it's the best version I found on Google.) That's pretty cool. Can anyone tell if the 2nd-to-last caption (near the colossal squid) is shown in a known human language, or is it j...
by Tabasco
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72583

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Also, sorry if I'm being slow, but: i) why is the Marianas Trench shown in brown, and not in black to indicate that it is in the ocean? ii) what are the horizontal diagrams of the Marianas Trench and the Mauna Kea supposed to indicate? For me (to answer your number 2) it made very clear that when y...
by Tabasco
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72583

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Awesome infographic. I love when Randall does these, and I'm sure he'll do a poster before long. I never knew the Copiapó mine in Chile had helix-shaped, spiraling tunnels ... neat. Seems everyone has their pet thing they wish was included, but there's only so much room. That said, when he does the ...
by Tabasco
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fascinating, if chilling, look at NSA activity
Replies: 93
Views: 12414

Fascinating, if chilling, look at NSA activity

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 Three interesting takeaways: [list=] [*] the amazing amount of unconstitutional activity they're doing -- and paid very little attention by the media (I remember a big fuss about FISA and wiretapping a few years ago, but not anymore) [*...
by Tabasco
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 30449

Re: 0485: "Depth"

The Astronomy Picture of the Day a few days back has an awesome, interactive flash widget illustrating these concepts, from the very smallest to the very largest. Thanks to this comic, I expected to see various silliness at either end ... there wasn't, but it's pretty neat all the same: http://apod....
by Tabasco
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 68654

Re: 0482: "Height"

The Astronomy Picture of the Day a few days back has an awesome, interactive flash widget illustrating these concepts, from the very smallest to the very largest. Thanks to this comic, I expected to see various silliness at either end ... there wasn't, but it's pretty neat all the same: http://apod....
by Tabasco
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 29725

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Some (possibly most) rich people start out rich, have access to better schools, and better jobs through connections, and in some cases, can spend large amounts of money frivolously, as they are simply living off returns on a very very large amount of money. It's good you used the caveat "possi...
by Tabasco
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 23937

Re: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"

So a fire-hurricane is impossible ... but now we find out there's such a thing as a fire-tsunami!

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/03/11/sot.tsunami.hit.japan.cnn

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