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by SCSimmons
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"
Replies: 43
Views: 21029

Re: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"

So, apparently somebody saw a chance for fame and took Randall's suggestion.

(Plot keywords: anglo zanzibar war, cell camera and ... stupid world record.)
by SCSimmons
Tue May 10, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1678: "Recent Searches"
Replies: 31
Views: 5568

Re: 1678: "Recent Searches"

I particularly like the "cron job to update crontab." That was my favorite too. It was the one that jumped out as something that one might chance to think of as a solution to some sort of problem, and conceivably barrel on ahead without considering that the solution could create problems ...
by SCSimmons
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"
Replies: 51
Views: 10152

Re: What-If 0085: "Rocket Golf"

The Courtneys of the potato cannon research prove to be more interesting than expected on further research. When I saw that their last names were both Courtney, I questioned whether this was really a coincidence, and I'm pretty sure it's not. Michael Courtney has published papers, besides this one w...
by SCSimmons
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 73815

Re: 1321: "Cold"

Count me in as a Farenheit fan. Temperatures <0 degF may kill you; Temperatures >100 degF may kill you. It divides humans' (safely) survivable temperature range neatly into a one-hundred base. What's not to like? Temperatures below 0ºC may kill you and temperatures above 100ºC may kill you, so you ...
by SCSimmons
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 20885

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

First thing I turn off when buying a new computer... Java and Adobe Download Management. Then I spend the next few weeks fighting with websites I can't view... whoops. A website I use regularly, belonging to one of my employer's vendors, stopped working for me on my personal PC when I upgraded to t...

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