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by Moose Anus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 2217

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

cellocgw wrote:Singularities are really big.
I mean yeah, it's big, like our solar system is big. But this is a galactic core. It seems really small for something like that. I guess it just shows how incredibly compressed everything is.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 122
Views: 7063

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 122
Views: 7063

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Opus_723 wrote:
Jorpho wrote:There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?


I really wish we knew that answer to this, I'd rather not clickspam if I don't have to.
Reddit says you only get 1 vote.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 122
Views: 7063

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

crystalmeph wrote:I pick Alligator to go all the way.
You just lost to a turtle.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 122
Views: 7063

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

I'm betting on □.
by Moose Anus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: Ouija

[meta] Or I guess anyone can ask a question now, since the Goodbye person did not.
by Moose Anus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: Ouija

[meta] Now it's your turn to ask a question, patzer.
by Moose Anus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Ouija

1) Ask the spirits a question. I advise something open ended. 2) People respond with one character per post. 3) You may not respond to your own one-character. You must wait until someone else posts another one. 4) When the chain should end, someone responds with Goodbye. 5) Whoever said Goodbye asks...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 7480

2104: "Biff Tannen"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/biff_tannen.png Title text: I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable. Just think of what scientific advances Biff could have effec...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2087: "Rocket Launch"
Replies: 14
Views: 3583

Re: 2087: "Rocket Launch"

explainxkcd.com is failing me: can anyone explain the Care Bears reference? The Care Bears live in Care-A-Lot, which is also where a lot of clouds form in the atmosphere. The clouds can obscure stray Care Bears and the rocket can "accidentally" hit some due to poor visibility. In extreme ...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Re: Neighbours

12. The white house owner does not like the color white
Aww.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 8967

Re: 2084: "FDR"

angelus911 wrote:According to Wikipedia, the Crete earthquake was July 21, 365. Is he using another source?
Either that or he got it wrong because he has no mnemonic for it.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 8967

2084: "FDR"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/fdr.png Title text: June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the '5th of November' thing is still going strong over 400 years later. A comic which will...
by Moose Anus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 14023

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

orthogon wrote:Maybe after the new definition kicks in, the French will sell us "le grand K" cheap.
At first I thought you might be making a Royale with Cheese joke.
by Moose Anus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 6282

2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

Image
Title text: Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

I'm pretty sure this was the plot of Twister.
by Moose Anus
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 32
Views: 7328

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

Reka wrote:(Well, not really nephew: my cousin's kid, not my sibling's.)
He's your first cousin once removed.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 7941

Re: 2013: "Rock"

jozwa wrote:I don't think the motion lines say anything about that. But I think we can assume she's holding the rock in her right hand in the first panel.
It does look that way, but she might have her back to Cueball and is looking at him over her left shoulder.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 4267

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

It's ironic that the meaning of ironic is ironic.
by Moose Anus
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 5661

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!" I love science puns. It is too early or I am just getting dumber, it took me three reads before I realized there was a pun. I admit I had to go to explainxk...
by Moose Anus
Sat May 05, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 20046

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

By myself and others mostly who got online in the early 90s and Steve Wilhite, who is the guy who wrote the damn format, it's pronounced Jif, because that's the way he intended it ("Choosy developers choose GIF", parodying the Jif peanut butter commercial). Ah yes, Jaffics Interchange For...
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 18290

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

I just kept sitting there left-clicking and nothing was happening. I get my right and left mixed up a lot.
by Moose Anus
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 10562

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Envelope Generator wrote:A pie chart is not very suggestive of any visualization type but a violin plot is? I can't find the joke in this one...
Yeah, pie charts are very suggestive. https://i.imgur.com/QgFUtAs.jpg
by Moose Anus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1933
Views: 534478

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Astra_moon wrote:
LaserGuy wrote:Hmm... if it was a demo version, it could be that you had only the Aska disc from Cy Girls


No, I don't think it's either of those, because I am very sure it had the name of a girl (the main character) in the title. But thanks anyway! ^^
Was the main character's name Aska?
by Moose Anus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 28821

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

Mikeski wrote:Or, do you want to be running away from a stalker/rapist, and have your car not start because he put a screwdriver through (or a piece of electrical tape over) one of its "eyes"?
That's not how electrical tape works!
by Moose Anus
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 5480

Re: 1955: "Robots"

Fembots are ladies.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"
Replies: 22
Views: 5512

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Reads bumper sticker, "Honk if you're horny!" Moves horn button closer to passenger's crotch.
by Moose Anus
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 11825

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

One way you can help robots destroy the world is by playing https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com.
by Moose Anus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another hat puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: Another hat puzzle

My assumptions are that they know who said what last time What is this "last time" you speak of? I think you've confused "how many guesses can you guarantee to be correct in the worst case" to mean "how many iterations must happen before everyone is correct" when that ...
by Moose Anus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 14986

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

I'm not convinced that water is the right thing to bring to a wood fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4zNgZPPHw
by Moose Anus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another hat puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: Another hat puzzle

No, the solution I wrote doesn't depend on knowing who is right or wrong. My assumptions are that they know who said what last time, and they know whether the collective answer was wrong, and then they can all simultaneously guess again. It is also positionally independent, which is nice.
by Moose Anus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another hat puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 5764

Re: Another hat puzzle

I think I have the worst case at ceiling(n/2). Rules for universal strategy: 1) On the first guess, choose the hat you see the most of. If there is a tie, choose black. 2) If there are an even number of players and the guesses were split evenly and are wrong, switch your vote. 3)...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 11545

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

Strictly speaking, evolution does imply improvement No, strictly speaking, it does not. Does this mean the word "devolution" should not exist, since it is the antonym of a misdefinition? Yes it does, and it's not really a word that I've heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fww4Md5pKQ8
by Moose Anus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 11545

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

How does he reach the pedals?
by Moose Anus
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions Variant
Replies: 669
Views: 44319

Re: 20 Questions Variant

Is it not a book?

Nevermind, already asked and answered. That'll teach me not to go into a game without reading it.
by Moose Anus
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 99927

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Is computing power an issue? How much does the AI learn in terms of strategy, and how much is it manual strategy input from humans? Yes, with less computing power, AIs are forced to use simpler models and not look as far ahead as they would with more computing power. AI is more-and-more headed for ...
by Moose Anus
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Walking on a neutronium Dyson Sphere
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: Walking on a neutronium Dyson Sphere

Wouldn't there be no natural gravity exerted by the Dyson Sphere because of the shell theorem?
by Moose Anus
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"
Replies: 34
Views: 16554

Re: What-If 0154: "Coast-to-Coast Coasting"

Huh, I guess that's why they don't show puddles of water coming off of CG comets.

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