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by senectus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: New Phone

I did.

I may again.
by senectus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: New Phone

I lurk :-P
by senectus
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 911

New Phone

It strikes me that the XKCD research and marketing dept seems to have missed a major market with their latest phone. What they should have designed was a Micro-payment generating AR Fact checking phone. In addition to the quaint novelty of making phone calls, texting and crowd sourced Michelin star ...
by senectus
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 9142

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

BlitzGirl wrote:Meteorology is nothing but a pseudoscience. Meteoronomy is where the real work is done.


ooh fightin words :-D
by senectus
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 9142

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

Pfhorrest wrote:
senectus wrote:(that too, isn't it a meteorite once it enters the atmosphere??)



While it's still just floating around in outer space, it's a meteoroid.


ahh forgot about that classification
by senectus
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 9142

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

Doesn't the existence of Widmanstätten pattern in a piece of meteorite (that too, isn't it a meteorite once it enters the atmosphere??) mean it was never molten on the planet?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widmanst%C3%A4tten_pattern

They can only be formed in zero G over millenia...?
by senectus
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 60781

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

Heh, I'm in the middle of reading S.M.Stirling's Emberverse series.. and immediately thought it was referring to that :-P
by senectus
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 24638

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

What's she doing with her arm there? Getting ready to punch him in the face? nah it's a sort of half step back type stance... like he's knelt down and she's thought "what is he doing?"... :-) (at least that's how I see it) Seeing as my wife is 1to 3 weeks away from dropping our first litt...

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