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by rhomboidal
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1869: "Positive and Negative Reviews"
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

Re: 1869: "Positive and Negative Reviews"

If you travel far enough backward in time, there aren't any stars at all.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1867: "Physics Confession"
Replies: 182
Views: 7039

Re: 1867: "Physics Confession"

If we don't fully understand how lightning works, I'm cool with Wrath of Thor to fill the gaps.
by rhomboidal
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 3973

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Russell's teapot really raises a profound question: Will it make hot tea or iced tea?
by rhomboidal
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"
Replies: 33
Views: 2551

Re: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"

Sometimes my WiFi feels like I'm leeching off my own WiFi.
by rhomboidal
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1864: "City Nicknames"
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: 1864: "City Nicknames"

I believe St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and St. Louis the patron saint of layover tourists.
by rhomboidal
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 2731

Re: 1851: Magnetohydrodynamics

My brain does the same whenever I heard the word "economics."
by rhomboidal
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1848: "Glacial Erratic"
Replies: 23
Views: 2349

Re: 1848: "Glacial Erratic"

Great. Like global warming isn't already bad enough without Glacier Hate.
by rhomboidal
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1845: "State Word Map"
Replies: 53
Views: 4619

Re: 1845: "State Word Map"

I'd like to live in a state where the most-used word is "methodology." Nerdvana on Earth.
by rhomboidal
Fri May 26, 2017 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"
Replies: 13
Views: 1893

Re: 1842: "Anti-Drone Eagles"

I have to admit, "training rare animals to hurl themselves into whirling machinery" disgusts the biologist in me, but excites the engineer in me.
by rhomboidal
Fri May 19, 2017 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1839: "Doctor Visit"
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: 1839: "Doctor Visit"

I'm going to ask my doctor about anti-staling remedies.
by rhomboidal
Mon May 15, 2017 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 2859

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

But to be fair, the GPS was right about making the U-turn back to the car rental!
by rhomboidal
Fri May 12, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1836: "Okeanos"
Replies: 27
Views: 3027

Re: 1836: "Okeanos"

CAN YOU GET RID OF ALL THE WATER SO WE CAN SEE THE OCEAN BETTER??
by rhomboidal
Wed May 10, 2017 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 6183

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

I believe zombie sandwiches are all opened-face sandwiches.
by rhomboidal
Mon May 08, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 4887

Re: 1834: Lunch Order

"I think instead of 'Take out China' they mean 'Chinese takeout'."
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"
Replies: 25
Views: 2936

Re: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"

They seriously need to install a driver's side sun visor in the ISS. Spend ten bucks to save $150 billion.
by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1829: "Geochronology"
Replies: 26
Views: 3018

Re: 1829: "Geochronology"

I'd love to get away with calling two merged plates Labradoodle.
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1827: "Survivorship Bias"
Replies: 43
Views: 5145

Re: 1827: "Survivorship Bias"

He's convinced me: I will never stop trying to steal money bags from lecturing lottery winners.
by rhomboidal
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 7527

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

Gah, comic reading is hard. It's way too big and close-up!
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1824: "Identification Chart"
Replies: 27
Views: 3656

Re: 1824: Identification Chart

I have a real passion for birdwatching -- with my early-warning surveillance radar array.
by rhomboidal
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2902

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

I'm guessing that's why they had to replace the incinerator in the first place.
by rhomboidal
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 5902

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

my friend Catherine can cough up a hairball AND dunk it. I'd like to see LeBron do that. I'd really, really, REALLY like to see him do that.
by rhomboidal
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 4990

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

"The LaserJet does about 40 ppm -- parsecs per minute."
by rhomboidal
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 4747

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

No data is safe from the savage, merciless ravages of regex.
by rhomboidal
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 6266

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

It'd probably be a red flag if the spacebar was labeled "spacetimebar."
by rhomboidal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 3641

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

If they ever eventually get to the base, I hope he doesn't get stuck deciding between defusing the bomb or disarming the bomb. Options, options...
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6961

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Requiring that each country conform to its designated map color is also egregiously inconvenient.
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1796: "Focus Knob"
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

Re: 1796: "Focus Knob"

I panic to the point of existential paralysis dealing with Gmail's Conversation View. (And the spelling of "existential.")
by rhomboidal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 11830

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

Asphyxiating on frosting sounds like the funnest awfullest way to die.
by rhomboidal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"
Replies: 58
Views: 6030

Re: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"

Wow, Alfred Wegener's theorizing of continental drift is all the more amazing that he did it WITHOUT Photoshop.
by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1777: "Dear Diary"
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Dear Diary

"Dear Diary, I also have the HUGEST crush on BHG...!"
by rhomboidal
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 7693

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Even Sith Lords tremble before Grammar Nazis.
by rhomboidal
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 8608

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Darth Vader is the Gargamel of the Galaxy.
by rhomboidal
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7595

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Roald Dahl is the homeland of Oompa-Loompas. Over half a billion of them can fit in there.
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9501

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

My personal favorite on the Apple Spectrum is the "Infrared Delicious."
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 5190

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

XKCDE could make an even more mesmerizing screensaver than Mandelbrot.
by rhomboidal
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 6069

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

I see no reason why this list shouldn't start around 6 when kids learn to read. You're never too young to feel old.
by rhomboidal
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 4145

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

By the time the memory you needed got released, you'd forgotten what you needed it for.
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5005

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Nice idea, but it's just not the same without the hypothermic suffocation ebullism radiation immolation.
by rhomboidal
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 6296

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Aaron's father, Jimmy, was defeated by an 800-pound gorilla named Bonzo. Think I read that on /r/politics.
by rhomboidal
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

This also sounds like NASA's plan to meet aliens.

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