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by Angelastic
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 7253

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

I remember this topic mentioned in a What If? footnote. That's good to know. #141, right? I merely had an intense deja vu, and came to the thread only to find everybody talking about the topic as if it were completely new. Thanks for pointing this out; I was sure this had been done before and wonde...
by Angelastic
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:All the SpaceX hype, combined with this page, has made me wonder: What's the specific impulse of Diet Coke and Mentos? Could you make a rocket out of it?

Ask What If!
by Angelastic
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, mrob! Forgot to say welcome back, feel better And also, feel butter! *tosses snowflake-shaped butter crystals around while proclaiming them to be sand* I won't be around much; I have about three more dips to finish three assignments (one of them is about speech synthesis and I think the bac...
by Angelastic
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello from the outside…

I just saw this video and noted that a kid asked the same question many of us did in the beginning: "I wonder if that's snow or sand." He's too innocent to wonder if it's semencoffee or cancerbabies.

Decree: summarise the last 1000 newpages for me.
by Angelastic
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 248
Views: 25989

Re: 1534: "Beer"

ELUNO wrote:I came here to start the great big beer revolt of 2015! :evil: :evil: :evil:

Now, now… you can't start a beer revolt when the beer is already revolting. :D
by Angelastic
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! But actually, I was in the basement when those ONGs started, so I still have most of them left to look at. Good news, everyone! It looks like in the next version of watchOS (for the Apple Watch) you'll be able to make your own Time wa...
by Angelastic
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic, mentioning squirpy.

Also, this person's job is
Spoiler:
waiting for it.
by Angelastic
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Image Okay then...

Neil_Boekend wrote:
taixzo wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
ZoomanSP wrote:
micdi wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: Hi everymolpy!

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

Hi! :)

For pope: Wings cat-mime for Paul plays thrice.
by Angelastic
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh yeah, welcome forward, BlitzGirl! I read that you had returned, and then I realised I was on NP2240 for some reason, and wondered if I just thought you were back forward because I had gone back in Time.
by Angelastic
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 17147

Re: 1527: "Humans"

We wouldn't have profited from Randall's raptor phobia if they had shown them in their real size in JP! Yeah, herds of aggressive long-tailed turkeys would have not been quite as dramatic. Maybe not AS dramatic, but they still sound scary to me. Actual turkeys are kind of scary, like Canadian geese...
by Angelastic
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: EPSILON IS A CUTE EPSILON

I don't know how I ended up on NP2240, but I'm mentioned on it, so I may as well reply. Which reminds me of this: What is the shortest math joke? ε < 0 I don't get it. I don't either, and I know a lot of maths. Sometimes there just isn't a joke unless someone provides enough cultural background . Th...
by Angelastic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: MOLPIT BANG: _BANG!_ AND THE TONER IS GONE!

Finishing up my Blitz, only 5 pages behind... There are not many Haiku with the word 'any' Panther Salve. (It was a very silly facebug. I thwapped it. Unit tests are important!) Edit: I accidentally pasted the whole OTT into the Xcode search bar. I'm just going to get some food while Xcode recovers...
by Angelastic
Thu May 28, 2015 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 65949

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

I guess since this thread has already been revived, I'll post this video of Marian Call, Molly Lewis and co. singing Space Oddity using the top ten hundred words.
by Angelastic
Wed May 27, 2015 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"
Replies: 52
Views: 7383

Re: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"

Great one. I like how the vertical format hides the punchline. Spider hasn't done her research. When you get caught in something like that, you just say "sorry, I was using a European keyboard". That doesn't make sense. Letters and numbers are in the same places for most languages. Interp...
by Angelastic
Mon May 25, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 34056

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Which leaves us with Mr. Rogers as our winner. And he's not even listed in the bracket! Talk about a legend! But he is in the bracket! His middle name is apparently /Fred Astaire/. Fact of dubious funness: I first learnt of the existence of Mister Rogers from that Lemon Demon song, so for a long ti...
by Angelastic
Mon May 25, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 34056

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

ucim wrote:... and here I was thinking about it like some kind of family tree.

Jose

Ooh! Yes! These are all groups of cognates from different language families, and we are going to use them to reconstruct the Proto-FamousPerson word for whatever those names mean!
by Angelastic
Mon May 25, 2015 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 34056

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

There is probably more than one reason why there is not a section for <<"Barack Hussein Obama" and some similar names>>. I guess if you're going to bring up his name, here's a song about it . I'm from NZ and I know 'sponge bath' rather than 'bed bath', and am unfamiliar enough with bracke...
by Angelastic
Sun May 24, 2015 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

I got really confused when somebody who shares a first name with yappo but isn't yappo rech*rped this:

New music from Swearwords next on @CHIRPradio…


When would a radio station with a name like that ever play music that wasn't Swearwords?
by Angelastic
Sun May 24, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can we make 'mindgrep' the OTTish word for 'try to remember' and/or 'pick someone's brains'?
by Angelastic
Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1528: "Vodka"
Replies: 29
Views: 4937

Re: 1528: "Vodka"

Obligatory Portal reference.
by Angelastic
Thu May 21, 2015 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 9902

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

Waiting for something that's already Left sounds... suboptimal. ;-P People do that all the time, for everything from buses to lovers to deities. Many things that have Left will come back again. So... a dimension that comes back on itself? No, it just turns out that at high enough energy, left and b...
by Angelastic
Wed May 20, 2015 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 17147

Re: 1527: "Humans"

The question I have is why were there fossilized human skeletons wearing only crowns? And what lead them to believe we were pink? Like dinosaur feathers, other clothes don't fossilise well and probably weren't be discovered by the robots until after the first Anthropocene Park movie came out. What ...
by Angelastic
Tue May 19, 2015 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"
Replies: 47
Views: 7637

Re: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"

serutan wrote:
JohnTheWysard wrote:One pill makes you larger
And the other makes you small;
and the ones the researcher gives you
Don't do anything at all....


Why didn't you just ask Alice about it?

Well, that'll make you larger, at least temporarily.
by Angelastic
Tue May 19, 2015 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"
Replies: 47
Views: 7637

Re: 1526: "Placebo Blocker"

One group gets the actual medicine and the actual placebo blocker One group gets the actual medicine and a placebo placebo blocker One group gets a placebo and the actual placebo blocker One group gets a placebo and a placebo placebo blocker Does the placebo blocker also block placebo placebo block...
by Angelastic
Mon May 18, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: CHIRPIES... IN SPACE!

Aha, thanks for the information. It looks like autolayout came out in 10.7, so I've updated the pages to say it requires 10.7. Perhaps the first version did run in 10.6, and I could perhaps dig up a copy of that (all the links on my site point to the latest version) if you want to try it. No Safari,...
by Angelastic
Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 9902

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

Maybe BeeStapler is Randall in disguise? That would be my guess, honestly. (Preface: I don't really use twitter; I don't know the right terminology.) But... there's already a twit, @xkcd, "Randall Munroe", with 23.8K followers. Which has apparently never tweeted? Would he have a second on...
by Angelastic
Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: I MEMEIFIED *ALL* THE STEAKISHNESS

@Angelastic , I don't hear the "zero" bug, instead I hear "forty-two" — on both MacOS "Tiger" 10.4.11 and "Snow Leopard" 10.6.8. Perhaps it's a newer (Mavericks/Yosemite/etc.) problem. Interesting. Assuming you're using my example file , did you speak it dire...
by Angelastic
Mon May 18, 2015 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 20134

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

According to that link, we're all synaesthetic and we tend to match the colours and phonemes in a similar way: Zhuravlev had found fixed correspondance between vowels and colors statistically That's surprising given the wide difference of opinion that I seem to recall we found amongst the synaesthe...
by Angelastic
Mon May 18, 2015 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 20134

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

Brian-M wrote:Well, not a language precisely, but there is a colour-based phonetic alphabet: http://www.astrolingua.ru/ENGLISH/colorbet.htm

Well, that's one way to irritate grapheme → color synesthetes.
by Angelastic
Sun May 17, 2015 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 20134

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

I asked why emoji don't seem to work properly on Windows, and I got a crocodile 🐊 and a baby face.👶 So apparently you can blame Steve Irwin for dangling his baby son in front of a crocodile that one time.
by Angelastic
Sun May 17, 2015 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just filed a bug with Apple because of something I found while working on Haiku Detector which I am pretty sure is m*stard. On Mac OS X 10.10.3, two carriage returns (\r) followed by any integer, a dot, then a space, will be pronounced 'zero'. :D The last time I reported a bug to Apple, I was on M...
by Angelastic
Sun May 17, 2015 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

balthasar_s wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:hubgear
At first I read that as "hugbear".

I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

I've just discovered something really epsilon in the speech synthesis, but I'm still investigating which invisible character is causing it.
by Angelastic
Sun May 17, 2015 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: IT'S MOOSEPIES GONE WILD 4!

Did you know that Mac speech synthesis pronounces a single letter repeating with whitespace between the individual letters […] as only three of that letter, no matter how many there actually are? … Yes, I noticed something similar: long strings of letters without spaces also get treated that way. S...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 9902

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

I'm tempted to follow BeeStapler now, except that my follow count is 1337 and their follower count is 1337, so it would ruin it for both of us. (Incidentally, Bee Stapler is followed by 6 people I follow who have met or collaborated with Randall, so it's a plausible hypothesis.) Bee Stapler's lists ...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whoa! Did you know that Mac speech synthesis pronounces a single letter repeating with whitespace between the individual letters, e.g. F F F F F F F as only three of that letter, no matter how many there actually are? So if I double-check each full line after reading individual words to see where th...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Summon back those gone offstage. Just create a wiki page. Panther Salve I would like to thank the OTT for providing such a comprehensive set of test data. Every time I think I'll just test it one more time, release it and go coma, I notice a possible bug or a possible feature and keep going. I just...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Did you ever consider to release it as Free Software ? I didn't think about Free Software as such, but I do occasionally think about how if I tidied up the code some more I could maybe make it open source. (Just in case: “Free Software” and “Open Source Software” are the same software. The “only” d...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: 1190: "Time"

Did you ever consider to release it as Free Software ? I didn't think about Free Software as such, but I do occasionally think about how if I tidied up the code some more I could maybe make it open source. I'd still want to put it on the app store though, just because that's what all the cool kids ...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103734
Views: 25580085

Re: MORE OTW. MAYBE ᴇʀOTTɪᴄ.

… I suspect that one of the problems dealing with longer files was something that's since been fixed in the OS, though, so I'm not sure I'd recommend it for 10.6 anyway. … Oh sure, I understand. I wouldn't be trying it on anything big, anyway. I do all my serious work in Terminal. But it would have...
by Angelastic
Sat May 16, 2015 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 20134

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

While I'm enjoying this XKCD, I'm troubled by the word 'Emogic.' If the language is Emogi, would 'Emogic' be the natural adjective? Thinking of another language that ends in an 'i', there's Hindustani. I don't think that would change to 'Hindustanic 8 Ball.' Maybe 'Hindustanian', but more likely ju...

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