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by rainspeaker
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"
Replies: 54
Views: 15809

Re: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"

Wait, is this about webpages where you can scroll continuously? Like when you have a scroll with the ends glued together instead of rolled on separate cilinders (this seems odd, why would one want that). Or is it like those pages that get longer as you scroll down (why on earth would you want that;...
by rainspeaker
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 17733

Re: 1300: "Galilean Moons"

Some of Randall's jokes are sort of rigid puns or plays on geeky concepts. Frequently they're very good ones, but still. But once in a while he comes out with something that's just delightfully absurd and that sparks your imagination, eg. http://xkcd.com/1031/ or http://xkcd.com/886/ . This is one o...
by rainspeaker
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 9982

Re: 1260: "LD50"

"The Aesthetics of Presenting Empirical Data"
^^ simultaneously worst science and worst critical theory course ever
by rainspeaker
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 9982

1260: "LD50"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ld50.png Title-text: The dose is much lower when administered orally. We're still trying to get the paper into the needles for subcutaneous injection. Would it really need to be in paper form? I wonder how the toxicity compares when we're talking about SD cards, for exam...
by rainspeaker
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104859
Views: 29865702

Re: 1190: "Time"

A cool comic, definitely. I kinda hope it's as simplistic as it seems, but it may not be. Note that the url of the image is quite different from the url of normal comics images. More precisely, when you open this image on its own , you are redirected to a non-standard url: http://origin.imgs.xkcd.co...
by rainspeaker
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 110
Views: 36166

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

FourTael wrote:Was that a reference to Cats in the alt-text?

Quite the reverse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennelly%E ... side_layer
by rainspeaker
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1151: "Tests"
Replies: 24
Views: 8379

Re: 1150: "Tests"

Dang, with the biology comics lately. DAaaaaaAng.
by rainspeaker
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 15403

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

Yeah, that comma splice really bothered me. Also, I gotta say, this one was pretty weak. From the point of view someone who just came out of high school, this just seems... obvious. And there's no art to enliven things, as per, say, http://xkcd.com/252/ . And I'm not of the camp that says "xkcd...
by rainspeaker
Wed May 16, 2012 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 36165

Re: 1056: Felidae

Damn. Ninja'd. Well, there's one problem Android will never have. We all laughed at their decision to name their versions after desserts. Who's laughing now? They dodge a bullet with "Quiche Lorraine", but after "Watermelon", I'm drawing a big fat blank. Ice cream flavours! Choco...
by rainspeaker
Mon May 07, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 53451

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Oh my. Oh my oh my oh my. This is fantastic.
by rainspeaker
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 52783

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

10 - 5 + 2 would equal 7 no matter what order you do it in. If you add 5 + 2 to get 7 then subtract that from ten, you've added in a bracket, changing the problem to 10 - (5+2). As long as the numbers keep their signs attached, adding and subtracting can be down in any order, left to right (I.E. -5...

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