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by nich_chin
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:09 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"
Replies: 100
Views: 32986

Re: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"

Yeah, if it was STP in the box before it started, and the box was sealed, wouldn't the box give way at some point?
by nich_chin
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 25334

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I would personally boil it down to human laziness. Eleven is 3 syllables, the longest among the single digits and teens. So maybe as a label for a specific event, a label or title that is easier to say and rolls of the tongue more easily would be preferred. Conversely, Sep-tem-ber-the-E-le-ven-th is...
by nich_chin
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:51 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0019: "Tie Vote"
Replies: 57
Views: 31142

Re: What-If 0019: Tie vote

Here I was thinking, if there was literally a tie, the correct thing to do would be to make it a Full Windsor.
by nich_chin
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1111: "Premiere"
Replies: 69
Views: 18575

Re: 1111: "Premiere"

Is the reporter on the red carpet a woman with short hair, or a hippie with a goatee?
by nich_chin
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 66982

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Looking at badly kerned, tracked and otherwise poorly laid out text provokes the same reaction as a horrible, horrible pun in those who recognise it.
by nich_chin
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 21883

Re: 0995: "Coin Star"

Here's an idea: Pay for stuff in coins. You would think it's a hassle, but merchants are always looking for change (Banks charge merchants a fee to get a bag full of coins for change) and whenever I pay for stuff in a handful of coins, I only see glee on the cashiers face. This one time I went to a ...
by nich_chin
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0989: "Cryogenics"
Replies: 81
Views: 19449

Re: 0989: "Cryogenics"

I believe that, by law, if you are frozen, so are your assets. None of this 'leaving $10 in the bank and ending up with a few billion in 1000 years' nonsense. Sounds like the British Pensions System. You leave the country and live in a place where the Cost of Living is lower and they stop giving yo...
by nich_chin
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25109

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

You wouldn't actually need to drink to get fluid in you. IV saline would be the best way to get a constant stream of fluid in IMO. I remember being on it when i was in hospital. my throat was dry and i felt really thirsty, but i kept having to use the loo..

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