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by barnacle
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1324:"Weather"
Replies: 76
Views: 18961

Re: 1324:"Weather"

If you care about what the jet stream is doing (which drives a lot of surface weather), you probably care about the 500mb chart.

Finally, an XKCD that I know what the hell they're talking about :)
by barnacle
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 40970

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

There are also the people who assume that "first+last@gmail.com" = always the person they're trying to reach. Someone in Michigan has exactly my first+last name. (It's not a common combo in English-speaking places.) I get personal emails for her about once a month from her friends or fami...
by barnacle
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 139791

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

If you are a navigator, you like the good old Mercator! You know about the distortions, but try doing courses, measuring bearings, or doing celestial nav on the others... You beat me to it. Try plotting a course on, and navigating on any other projection besides mercator. Mercator charts are useful...
by barnacle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 20528

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

Love this comic! The first time I saw one of the wingsuit base jumping vids from Norway, I became obsessed. I think there is something in our DNA that knows that we are supposed to be able to fly.
by barnacle
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87576

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

Having two kids in diapers right now, I can definitely appreciate the humor... but not everything of value can be measured in money. That being said, I hate those f*cking "look at me I'm a breeder, I'm better than you" stickers. None of that shit on MY subaru :)
by barnacle
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 26235

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

This comic mirrors my experience with 'Atlas Shrugged' :)
by barnacle
Tue May 17, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 20704

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

The chain of command depicted here is wrong. The authorization for the the release of nuclear weapons flows from the National Command Authority (the President and the Secretary of Defense) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who directs nuclear forces to execute the SIOP. It does not go f...

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