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by gnetwerker
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106374
Views: 39765442

You Otter be Careful

http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/jul/29/otter-bites-teens-swimming-in-kalama-river/ http://tdn.com/news/local/otter-bites-teens-swimming-in-kalama-river/article_ca39389a-f74d-11e2-8f44-001a4bcf887a.html July 27, 2013 9:30 pm • By Barbara LaBoe / The Daily News KALAMA — Kierra Clark wasn’t sure wha...
by gnetwerker
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106374
Views: 39765442

Re: 1190: "Time"

An average person requires a minimum of 2-4 liters of water per day. For 40 people, this means 80-160 liters per day. For five days, 400-800 liters, or 400-800 kilograms of water (roughly 900-1800 lbs). 14-28 cubic feet of water. The size is feasible (3 feet cubed) but the weight is substantial. Per...
by gnetwerker
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106374
Views: 39765442

Re: 1190: "Time"

Example of an ice dam blocking a fjord: http://ak.water.usgs.gov/glaciology/hubbard/photos/ http://ak.water.usgs.gov/glaciology/hubbard/photos/20020520/eastward_view_cut100dpi590.jpg I kayaked there in 2000. The last catastrophic failure of the ice dam had been in 1986, when the water level dropped ...
by gnetwerker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 658331

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

According to the source, the full picture is 165888x79872 pixels in size. I'm working on downloading the whole thing and stitching it together/shrinking it down to get a overview of the whole thing... The filenames for each png are map coordinates of the form {1-9}[n|s]{0-9}{0-9}[e|w]. The map goes...
by gnetwerker
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0582: "Brakes"
Replies: 103
Views: 28164

Re: "Brakes" Discussion

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On that note, this from award-winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman (http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/jack_ohman/) as of today (June 2):

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by gnetwerker
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0362: "Blade Runner"
Replies: 105
Views: 18774

Re: Blade Runner

I just got this movie! ... As for slow, I've spent two days watching it, and I've only gotten halfway. As others have mentioned, whether the plot moves you or not, this film defined most of the last quarter-century's visual expectation for the future, at least the drippy dystopian version of it. If...
by gnetwerker
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0365: "Slides"
Replies: 45
Views: 11373

Re: "Slides" Discussion

Yes yes, same here on wanting to know about SIGGRAPH. Sigh. I feel so old. SIGGRAPH -- the ACM Special Interest Group on Graphics. Once the absolute rock-star event of the computer science world. I remember seeing "Tin Toy" for the first time in -- where? -- Minneapolis? Or was it Luxo Jr...

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