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by wgrandbois
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 9572

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: 16691

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: 27698

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: 16691

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: 16691

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: 25355

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: 54546

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: 182504

Re: #903: Extended MInd

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

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