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by TV4Fun
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 4560

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

I felt similarly when lending someone my calculator once and trying to explain to them what reverse Polish notation was.
by TV4Fun
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 7094

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

A simple answer to the question in the title text would be that you happened to bring a bag of apples with you and could plant the seeds.
by TV4Fun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 4574

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

Is the password ever passed as an argument to a GET query? I can imagine a case where that would cause the problem.
by TV4Fun
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1482: "#NowPlaying"
Replies: 89
Views: 11261

Re: 1482: "#NowPlaying"

It sounds vaguely like All Things Bright and Beautiful, but in a different key than the standard.
by TV4Fun
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 171
Views: 22845

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

Randall apparently watches SF Debris http://sfdebris.com/videos/stargate/atls3e15.php
by TV4Fun
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 26986

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

God bless Google DNS. Do they do other things as well?
by TV4Fun
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 108274

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I will concede that by boycotting a company and pressuring them to fire someone because of a political contribution they made years before you are not actually breaking the law or infringing on anyone's legal rights. However, I always believed that freedom of expression was more than just a legal co...
by TV4Fun
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1356: Orbital Mechanics
Replies: 36
Views: 10980

1356: Orbital Mechanics

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/orbital_mechanics.png Title text: To be fair, my job at NASA was working on robots and didn't actually involve any orbital mechanics. The small positive slope over that period is because it turns out that if you hang around at NASA, you get in a lot of conversations abou...
by TV4Fun
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"
Replies: 36
Views: 7715

Re: What-If 0091: Faucet Power

strake wrote:That said, they seed clouds in Russia... are lizard people living at the Earth's core?
Can you prove that there aren't?
by TV4Fun
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"
Replies: 36
Views: 7715

Re: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"

It seems like this What-If is missing the biggest part of the question - he wanted to generate power from HOT water. I imagine his situation was much like mine, I pay for my own electricity, but my hot water comes from a large communal water heater. What is the best way to get energy back from the h...
by TV4Fun
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures
Replies: 65
Views: 11910

Re: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures

The Russell twin prime conjecture states that the Russell twin prime conjecture is false.
by TV4Fun
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"
Replies: 102
Views: 15101

Re: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"

glasnt wrote:When a custom leopard crashes your phone, you know you're in trouble
This thread is awesome with the right extensions :).
by TV4Fun
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures
Replies: 65
Views: 11910

Re: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures

Flumble wrote:How could you prove things about numbers greater than 7 when you assume there are no numbers greater than 7?


http://xkcd.com/704/
by TV4Fun
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 33384

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

GOOMHR. Reading through Leadership and the New Science and thinking this every few paragraphs.
by TV4Fun
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 8441

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

Venus is a far more interesting case. The surface of Venus underwent a global resurfacing 300-500 million years ago, and nothing from before that remains. Now consider that for a period 4 Billion years ago that lasted approximately 600 million to 1 billion years, conditions on the surface of Venus w...
by TV4Fun
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 22963

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

Obviously BHG is just trolling the ancient Yuletide carol.
by TV4Fun
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 19478

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

Also, lest we forget, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc, I am quite sure with the right chemicals we could reproduce this result.
by TV4Fun
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 19478

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

If anyone is interested in trying this out, I'm sure this page will help you. http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Spiders In particular, http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Spider_web suggests variations in the gravity level may help adjust the shape of the final web.
by TV4Fun
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 17075

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

I believe the major Randall is looking for is called Systems Science. :)
by TV4Fun
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Google Weirdness
Replies: 4
Views: 3303

Re: Google Weirdness

Oddly it was just in Firefox on that one computer I tried it on that exhibited the effect. I guess that is basic troubleshooting right there. I deleted all my cookies from Google and it went back to normal. Still don't know what the cause was.
by TV4Fun
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Google Weirdness
Replies: 4
Views: 3303

Re: Google Weirdness

It seems to be back to normal now. It was behaving quite oddly earlier.
by TV4Fun
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Google Weirdness
Replies: 4
Views: 3303

Google Weirdness

Here is an experiment this morning. Try doing a Google search for any common term, something you would expect to see either their main website or Wikipedia page come up among the first hits. You will probably not find it. For instance, the first Google hit for XKCD is a link on TechCrunch to the Klo...
by TV4Fun
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Someone answer this for me
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Someone answer this for me

I think I will get a USB/Ethernet bridge. I have a second wireless router in the room with my media center, so that should work fairly well.
by TV4Fun
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Someone answer this for me
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Someone answer this for me

I have my entire house set up for 54Mbps wifi, with up to 300Mbps support for devices that support it and are within about 3 feet of the router and not behind any walls. I have a 50 foot Ethernet cable running through several walls that provides gigabit connectivity between my router and my cable mo...
by TV4Fun
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 65818

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Equally annoying: when your first several hits are all people with the same exact problem, and the responses are all of the form
This question has been answered before. Search the forum before posting.
by TV4Fun
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 14802

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

The problem with people other than scientists is they think all beauty is only superficial.
by TV4Fun
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#738: Automated album downloaders which will, when downloading multiple files from the same server, in the event of a network error or momentary interruption, skip the file you are on and go on to the next, rather than just retrying the same file. Thus giving you your files all out of order, and oft...
by TV4Fun
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

From that site: Question 1. "Global Warming" is something that has been happening for a long time. The temperature of the earth has been increasing more or less continuously since the time of the cave man. Approximately 18,000 years ago the earth began a gradual process of warming up after...
by TV4Fun
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#212: Telephone hold systems that tease you by playing about 2 seconds worth of some nice music before interrupting it with some highly lengthy "your call is important to us and we have a website and email address you can use if you don't want to bother us on the phone" type message. Espec...
by TV4Fun
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

Related to Related to #78: The fact that every Steam game tries to install DirectX when you first run it even though they all require it and you will have it installed after running any of them. #908: Websites like Citysearch and Gamespot that get themselves to the top of Google searches as the #1 s...
by TV4Fun
Wed May 19, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#78: Installers that insist on installing the entire contents of their (sometimes multiple) disc, or even better, uncompressing several large compressed files on the users hard drive, thus meaning I have to have about 30GB of free hard drive space for every single game I have installed. I have a ver...
by TV4Fun
Sat May 08, 2010 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#9072: The fact that it's 2010 and it's still possible for a website to be completely stopped in loading for several minutes just because one image server left a connection open without responding.
by TV4Fun
Thu May 06, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#982: AIM's AOL System Messages. They come in two flavors: 1. "You have been logged in from another address. This is a remarkably useful feature that oddly almost no other IM client supports. If you would like to disable this extremely useful feature, press 1." Every. Single. Time. You tur...
by TV4Fun
Sun May 02, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#729: when you listen to the radio twice a day, while driving too and from work, and the second time it is rerunning the exact same part of the exact same show you heard the first time.
by TV4Fun
Sun May 02, 2010 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#728: When, for the first time in quite a while, you tune in to a radio/TV show you haven't seen in a while, and it's rerunning one of the few episodes you've actually seen before.
by TV4Fun
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#926: Software products with product keys that are in a ridiculously hard to read font that makes 8, B, 1, I, and L (serif fonts, anyone?) and D and O and 0 (really? You're going to use O and 0 without a slash in the same key?) all look exactly the same and actually expect you to tell them apart. #9...
by TV4Fun
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

On my list of pet peeves involving Apple, that would not be the highest one.

Sent from my iPhone.
by TV4Fun
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Personal Pet Peeves
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Personal Pet Peeves

#3257: websites that make special "mobile" or "iPhone" versions that completely remove all the fuctionality you wanted to use and don't give you the option to go to the real website.

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