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by StClair
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"
Replies: 37
Views: 2202

Re: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"

"Some of the side effects to the medication I take are either nightmares, and sometimes diseases, and sometimes diarrhea, constipation, bleeding from the eyes. My ears ache. Sometimes I get headaches, migraines, death. But I got pills to cure the death, so I take those and it... and it off-sets...
by StClair
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 3323

Re: 1893: "Thread"

Some of my favorite works have "magic" that is just a higher/deeper understanding of the universe and how to manipulate it with tools and technologies (not always entirely material, in the sense we usually think of) not in common use. Others, however, have magic, supernatural phenomena, et...
by StClair
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 3323

Re: 1893: "Thread"

aw man, this brings back memories. I never read the series until I "needed" to, for research - back in the day when Pern was the new hot fashion for RP MUSHes. I've always been more into the science-fictional aspects (dodgy and welded-on though they sometimes are) than the high fantasy; I'...
by StClair
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 3590

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Kerbin, of course, does have an eclipse every munth.
by StClair
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 3683

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

Me too.
by StClair
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 4980

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

"... but in Latin 'Jehovah' starts with an I."
by StClair
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 4980

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Ümlaut would, of course, be the villain's ruthless German henchman.
by StClair
Mon May 22, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"
Replies: 37
Views: 3002

Re: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"

"But that can't be, my people didn't land here until... oh. Yes. Of course. Thank you, Doctor, for confirming that I am a perfectly normal native Earth human."
by StClair
Mon May 15, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 3418

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

I expect at least some would reply, "Oh, I bet I can."

Probably not without breaking the terms of the rental agreement, though.
by StClair
Mon May 08, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 5652

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

yup, "inverted commas" is a "what??" followed by "oh right, you Brits talk funny."

("two nations separated by a common language"...)
by StClair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1828: "ISS Solar Transit"
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: 1828: "ISS Solar Transit"

At space-type distances, it probably doesn't matter too much. And there'll be a huge IR signature that would take rather tricksy methods to hide, regardless of what they do in the visual spectrum. Beat me to it. Spacecraft, especially ones with the kind of performance common in SF, are going to be ...
by StClair
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 11694

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

But what I hate is "24/7/365",as a 'motto' or directive. The latter number should be more like 52, or thereabouts. Right, or just 24/365 Closed on Feb 29, then? They need 37 minutes per day to replace all the freeze dried and vacuum dessicated fruits and vegetables. Just potatoes. Lots an...
by StClair
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1822: "Existential Bug Report"
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: 1822: "Existential Bug Report"

Damnit, (several) someone(s) beat me to my "meaningful answer" joke.

( :) )
by StClair
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 8218

Re: 1790: "Sad"

I've been going through the motions myself. Putting in a lot of MMO time - escapism. Trying to pretend everything is normal and it's going to be, if not okay, not completely awful.
Because the alternative is to switch from working on my resume to my suicide note.
(not kidding at all.)
by StClair
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1786: "Trash"
Replies: 29
Views: 4373

Re: 1786: "Trash"

To elaborate a bit on the plot of "Litterbug", now that I've re-read it: As noted, it's very much in the aforementioned mid-20th-century vein of "plucky inventor does the impossible", and many learned scientists, some from the government and/or military, do tell him it's impossib...
by StClair
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1786: "Trash"
Replies: 29
Views: 4373

Re: 1786: "Trash"

Dumping your trash in a different space-time continuum: Dubious. Actually , it's a non uncommon thing in SciFi. I recall a short story in which a fellow comes up with a razor-blade disposal system which turns out to send the blades 100 years into the future. That makes a mess in the future for a br...
by StClair
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 9549

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

"Can entropy be reversed?"

LOOK, I'M NOT ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION UNTIL YOU SUBMIT IT IN A MODERN PROTOCOL.
by StClair
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 9058

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

God, this is (has been and will be) my life.
by StClair
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 7088

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

Actually, that WAS the point. We use a record scratch as a social marker in TV/Film (See the TVTropes linked in the post above), but the Majority of people don't have a meaningful personal connection to records. I'm not sure I buy that assertion. Are there more people alive under the age of, say, 2...
by StClair
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 4822

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

ps.02 wrote:He tried installing BSD again, didn't he?


Thanks for finding it so I didn't have to.
by StClair
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1736: "Manhattan Project"
Replies: 29
Views: 4784

Re: 1736: "Manhattan Project"

So, create Dr. Manhattan and get him to fix the problem?
Wait, no, Veidt he ends up giving people cancer...
by StClair
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 55920

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

How many others told themselves "wait for it" when they saw Meghan and Cueball, and "there it is" when Oregon flooded? Mostly, it was Washington that was flooded. On a Thursday... https://www.amazon.com/Bretzs-Flood-Remarkable-Geologist-Greatest/dp/1570616310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&...
by StClair
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1731: "Wrong"
Replies: 42
Views: 7396

Re: 1731: "Wrong"

Someone is wrong on the internet.

... and it's not me.
by StClair
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 7430

Re: 1720: "Horses"

... without landing on the gearshift?
by StClair
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1719: "Superzoom"
Replies: 41
Views: 7779

Re: 1719: "Superzoom"

Pro tip: You can get around that 14m minimum focusing distance by zooming in on the reflection in the subject's eyes and then zoom into the reflection in your own camera lens, and repeat until you reach the required distance and the image comes into focus. Yeah, but you have to keep repeating "...
by StClair
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 10706

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I am confident that, by tomorrow, every WOW server/shard will have at least one character named "Gnomeann". Possibly several, with variations in spelling.
by StClair
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 6334

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

creaothceann wrote:
StClair wrote:So, the blonde is a catalyst, then?

No, because she's also oxydizing.

Ah, true. I suppose that moves her into the realm of accelerants.
by StClair
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 6334

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

So, the blonde is a catalyst, then?
by StClair
Sat May 14, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1680: "Black Hole"
Replies: 31
Views: 5101

Re: 1680: "Black Hole"

cellocgw wrote:
StClair wrote:It can repel you, but I'd have to reverse its charge.
(Or possibly its spin.)

Duuuuuude get your memes straight: you have to reverse the polarity.


Wrong meme; I was riffing on the song lyric in the alt text. "have to" and "charge" need to be in there.
by StClair
Fri May 13, 2016 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1680: "Black Hole"
Replies: 31
Views: 5101

Re: 1680: "Black Hole"

It can repel you, but I'd have to reverse its charge.
(Or possibly its spin.)
by StClair
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”
Replies: 69
Views: 11764

Re: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”

Psykar wrote:I kept expecting a reference to http://boxcar2d.com/


Same, and came here to link it if it hadn't been already.
by StClair
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 9456

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

There's a part of me that thinks that if the guy can't figure out what's going to happen when the anchor point is almost directly above him, he deserves what he's about to get.
(That part probably wears a black hat.)
by StClair
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1668: "Singularity"
Replies: 26
Views: 5786

Re: 1668: "Singularity"

Most of the people who think they'll be Raptured tend to be very smug about it to the "heathens", so that part is authentic, IMO.
by StClair
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 9251

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

1. Climate - city's climate not actually just like [much bigger city in same state]. Also, use this chart format instead. 2. Economy - [company I've never heard of] is also important to the local economy and its diversity, no really. 3. Anarchy - still relevant, or just kids acting out? "Reboot...
by StClair
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1662: "Jack and Jill"
Replies: 104
Views: 11661

Re: 1662: "Jack and Jill"

Maybe they have a wind trap to collect water on the hill. Or a vaporator. A side question, I thought that Poseidon was god of the seas. So should you be thanking Poseidon for that luck or a different god? I think Hades was the god of the underground (and underworld). It is important to thank the pr...
by StClair
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1657: "Insanity"
Replies: 36
Views: 4739

Re: 1657: "Insanity"

"It's not about convincing anyone, it's about me being right."

i.e., the (actual) reason behind a great deal of human debate, past and present.
by StClair
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 63
Views: 8811

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

If the time is now eleven hours to doomsday Apologies if a joke has gone straight over my head, but I read the clock as showing three minutes to midnight or noon, with either being a metaphor for ZOMGapokalipsday. Now, if it were a stopwatch rather than a clock... For the original, see Doomsday Clo...
by StClair
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 63
Views: 8811

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

By 0100, most of the weapons would have reached their targets, detonated, and the firestorm(s) would be well under way.
by StClair
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 9101

Re: 1650 "Baby"

1. "You're a baby!" \o/

2. I have compared the process to a self-extracting archive, which takes several years and considerable resources to fully unpack itself into a functioning human.
by StClair
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 5593

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

*checks current time vs. posting*

So, I'm assuming that someone out there has already coded up a page that randomly pairs this list every time you click?

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