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by alcore
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"
Replies: 36
Views: 6551

Re: 2088: "Schwarzschild's Cat"

There is an unexplored emergent property as you move to the right on the graph... At some point cats become "majestic" with an increasing magnitude. I have never observed a "Majestic" thing that I thought was cute... nor a cute thing I thought was majestic. So I find myself wonde...
by alcore
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2083: "Laptop Issues"
Replies: 27
Views: 5578

2083: "Laptop Issues"

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"Hang on, we got a call from the feds. They say we can do whatever with him, but the EPA doesn't want that laptop in the ocean. They're sending a team."

Exorcism people. This guy needs a priest. Or maybe Keanu Reeves.
by alcore
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy Cow! The One True Thread is still active... It boggles the mind.
by alcore
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 9970

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

I believe this graph misses the other common cycle that occurs... gradual shrinkage due to profit maximization. Honestly... I suspect that the underlying property is not a constant property. In the '80s and '90s I watched the once proud and impressive "Big Mac" gradually shrink until it wa...
by alcore
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 160053

Re: 1663: "Garden"

It appears to (somewhat slowly) grow weeds and things from time to time. They demonstrate a degree of phototropism. One little bush that popped up for me was bent towards my lights... when I moved them to the opposite side, the poor thing spent about 10 minutes trying to bend over the opposite way.....
by alcore
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1636: "xkcd Stack"
Replies: 37
Views: 9566

Re: 1636: xkcd Stack

So what kind of performance do you get out of a MicroSoft Bob Server? Does it support virtualization well?
by alcore
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 25978

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Simply... Yes.

This is one of the reasons I am a huge fan of Wierd Al Yankovik. At least his lyrics make sense.
by alcore
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 21464

Re: 1470: "Kix"

I am so glad that Randall is culturally aware of Samuel L. Jackson.

(Everyone should be. He's awesome.)
by alcore
Wed May 28, 2014 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1374: "Urn"
Replies: 91
Views: 17345

Re: 1374: "Urn"

Given that it's imaginary, it's clearly the root of a negative problem. No wonder she freaked out.
by alcore
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1324:"Weather"
Replies: 76
Views: 18108

Re: 1324:"Weather"

I used to work for the Weather service... I not only know what he meant, I know how to decode the raw weather product feed from the NWS. This sort of thing was among the many basic lessons I had to learn in life about how normal (apparently functional) people just aren't literate in most of the area...
by alcore
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35233

Re: 1314: "Photos"

I cannot help but think I've just read the most self-aware expression of self hatred that I have ever encountered. Normally I like hat guy. He's a sociopath... but he targets the same things that annoy me... and my schadenfreude enjoys it. It's a bit uncomfortable to see him come up short this time ...
by alcore
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 38501

Re: 1274: Open Letter

I don't believe in secret conspiracies involving the required participation of large groups of support staff making low wages. I also don't believe in successful conspiracies (secret or not) of more than 3 people with large egos. (You can occasionally get tight groups of conspirators to cooperate in...
by alcore
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1273: "Tall Infographics"
Replies: 55
Views: 15839

Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Just kill me now. Powerpoint is killing sentience.
by alcore
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1262: "Unquote"
Replies: 100
Views: 19098

Re: 1262: "Unquote"

There will never be a last time. In the mid-21st century the George Lucas Foundation will seek out a young film-maker to do a reboot of the entire series "according to the secret notes left behind by the Master"... The remake will recast Luke, Leia, and Han Solo as Ewoks. Meanwhile the Sit...
by alcore
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Aphorism that "All Good Things Must Come To And End"... seems never more true.

There's lot's of crap that seems to go on forever, but this was good. And it seems that it has now run it's course.

Dang.

At least there was no shark jumping.
by alcore
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1242: "Scary Names"
Replies: 111
Views: 28259

Re: 1242: "Scary Names"

I am now going to officially add "Helvetica Syndrome" to my list of phrases to listen for that automatically classify a person as an idiot. Other phrases include: "I believe in bigfoot" "The moon landing was faked" "Area 51 contains actual captured flying saucers/a...
by alcore
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1239: "Social Media"
Replies: 34
Views: 10958

Re: 1239: "Social Media"

How will the increasing number of hashtags related to the asteroid effect it's overall impact? Is it too late to ignore it completely and hope it will be deflected by Earth's normal layer of spam?
by alcore
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

I predict: There's gonna be a life-sized castle on that hill that looks just like the sandcastle the Cuegans were building.
by alcore
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am suddenly realizing that if the location and time really are pinned down to a close locus in the near future that Google Maps is going to get one heck of a workout from folks actually trying to plot the walk...
by alcore
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am glad to see that there is on-going discussion of the sky and how this could locate the story.

Now let's hope that an actual recognizable set of constellations comes into view.
by alcore
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am growing concerned for their well being.

Apparently their world is both capable of harming them AND it's untamed.
by alcore
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107025
Views: 47546796

Re: 1190: "Time"

Any chance somebody will post another updated GIF loop? (I keep missing important evolutions and I need to catch up/fill in!)
by alcore
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 34028

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

This is an epic idea. Please hurry up and patent it so that I don't have to buy an iFridge to get one.
by alcore
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 67329

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

Every good idea I have and someone else goes and publicises it.

*GRUMP*
by alcore
Wed May 11, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"
Replies: 72
Views: 14609

Re: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"

Actually... I've done this. It is surprising how touchy the office manager gets when you do it. I actually got escorted out by security at a Holiday Inn here in New Orleans where I did it. (A few weeks later there was a fire in the elevator control circuitry... Oddly, they had new inspection certifi...

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