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by wgrandbois
Mon May 27, 2019 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2153: "Effects of High Altitude"
Replies: 56
Views: 5521

Re: 2153: "Effects of High Altitude"

3500ft is high altitude? I can drive to that altitude from my house in 20 mins, and also drive to the beach in 20 mins the other direction. I found this graph: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r7ibTqEVk7I/WVTyuHJbjRI/AAAAAAAABx0/KjDiKTge-20De8oPzYsFDlMWNm5zQzsSgCLcBGAs/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/howhigh_sm.png...
by wgrandbois
Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2153: "Effects of High Altitude"
Replies: 56
Views: 5521

Re: 2153: "Effects of High Altitude"

I always find it funny how many "high altitude" baking instructions list 3500-7000 feet, like after that you're just SOL. Didn't know about the hard disks over 10,000 feet thing. I haven't had an issue yet, but it might make me think twice before getting my laptop out at the top of a pass.
by wgrandbois
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 9999

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Either Randall has a pretty narrow definition of paleontology, or he's never seen / read "Jurassic Park."
by wgrandbois
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 17085

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

Ironically, my friend Catherine is actually named Catherine. Well, Katherine, but close enough. Is that spelling supposed to be ironic? No, actually. Her whole litter was named after Shakespeare characters, and that's how it's spelled in "The Taming of the Shrew." (Yes, I know I'm about a...
by wgrandbois
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 28797

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

I always found these color questions a bit backwards. It seem like we probably evolved color vision to maximize contrast in the landscape, thus forming receptors for sky/water and vegetation, with red to stand out from that backdrop.
by wgrandbois
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 17085

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

Oh, and moody, perhaps it's the SAME Catherine who befriends many old ladies because she knows they'll let her by with her strange behavior.
by wgrandbois
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 17085

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

Ironically, my friend Catherine is actually named Catherine. Well, Katherine, but close enough.
by wgrandbois
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 26003

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

Apparently, December 7 didn't actually live in infamy.
by wgrandbois
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55124

Re: 1078: "Knights"

The Battle of Agincourt represented a fundamental shift in warfare. Previously, knights fought knights and serfs fought serfs. Armor and a horse made you nigh invincible to anything but another knight, anyway. The Brits broke with tradition, and the longbowman cut down the traditionally charging Fre...
by wgrandbois
Wed May 25, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184634

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Well, it works with today's featured article pretty quickly. Fascinating.

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