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by DavesNotHere
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1922: "Interferometry"
Replies: 22
Views: 4027

Re: 1922: "Interferometry"

I wonder if Randall will fix the punctuation in the first panel. I'm not sure the word "Interferometry" needs to stand alone as its own sentence... Well, it could if you add a letter to the second sentence: Interferometry. Its so cool! (And I just know someone's going to object to that, t...
by DavesNotHere
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 9110

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

Unusually for this forum (really, not being sarcastic, most comments get what the comic says) most of you are over-thinking this. Humpty says: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean." He means just that, nothing more nor less. (Apologies for the recursion.) If he says &...
by DavesNotHere
Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1839: "Doctor Visit"
Replies: 19
Views: 4962

Re: 1839: "Doctor Visit"

Sounds like my last visit to the doctor.
Or my car to the shop - "Hey! It still runs!". For certain values of "run".
by DavesNotHere
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 9185

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

Get off my lawn!
by DavesNotHere
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 16518

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

IANAB (I am not a botanist) - so some of this could be wrong. Almost apples harvested are selected grafts of scion (the fruit bearing stock) onto hardier rootstock. (Many fruits are grown in this manner.) Since the same (combined) tree is harvested year after year eventually the tree is "played...
by DavesNotHere
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 12067

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Re: not disturbing the snakes ...
It's way too late. That ship has sailed.
by DavesNotHere
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1695: "Code Quality 2"
Replies: 15
Views: 4215

Re: 1695: "Code Quality 2"

Sounds like a bunch of code I had to maintain earlier this year!
by DavesNotHere
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 17569

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

This explains a lot about how sat nav systems [don't] work.
by DavesNotHere
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 17569

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

What did you do, Randall? What did you do? The question that springs more to my mind is how on earth did he do it? While I do not know how he made it, I can tell you how I would make it: ⋅ Make a state map of the US with all states as separate layers. ⋅ Make another layer on top...
by DavesNotHere
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1611: "Baking Soda and Vinegar"
Replies: 43
Views: 9690

Re: 1611: "Baking Soda and Vinegar"

In case it disappears for some reason. Here is a screen capture from the Wikipedia Decade Volcanoes page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decade_Volcanoes):
by DavesNotHere
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1604: "Snakes"
Replies: 66
Views: 11835

Re: 1604: "Snakes"

Brilliant!
As a reformed electrical engineer I clapped my hands when I saw this one!

I think Randall needs to add something to his warning about the hazards of reading xkcd while consuming food or beverages.
by DavesNotHere
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 10352

Re: 1574: "Trouble for Science"

orthogon wrote:Fortunately the irregularities in the Gaussian Distribution are roughly normally distributed.


Obviously the irregularities in the Gaussian Distribution have a Gaussian distribution.
by DavesNotHere
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 113876

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

And my animals:

Gorilla
Tardigrade
Ostrich
Penguin
Dog

I don't remember all my words, but they included defenestrate and flummox.
by DavesNotHere
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 113876

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Keyboard mashing:

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
by DavesNotHere
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"
Replies: 53
Views: 13763

Re: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"

ijuin wrote:What, no reference to Ice-IX either?

<pedantic>
There's also no reference to Ice-Ic, -IV, -VII, -VIII, and -X through -XVI.
There's also no reference to "Ice-nine".
But, who's counting?
</pedantic>
by DavesNotHere
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:29 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 76035

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Wouldn't a stack of $500,000,000 bearer bonds be a bit more than $2 billion? Even if they had to be folded a little to fit? But those are probably counterfeit. How about art? According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings the most expensive painting is Cézanne's...
by DavesNotHere
Wed May 21, 2014 12:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0096: "$2 Undecillion Lawsuit"
Replies: 65
Views: 17232

Re: What-If 0096: "$2 Undecillion Lawsuit"

Do the 280 billion billion Ted Olsons remind anyone of this guy:

Image

?
by DavesNotHere
Mon May 12, 2014 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 16692

1367: "Installing"

Image

Title Text: "But still, my scheme for creating and saving user config files and data locally to preserve them across reinstalls might be useful for--wait, that's cookies."

Patents!!!
by DavesNotHere
Mon May 05, 2014 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"
Replies: 78
Views: 26565

Re: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"

Quizatzhaderac wrote:My favorite part is the slogan "Your mobile world just went digital". One of these days I'm going to write a rotary dial app.


My rotary dial phones were digital.
by DavesNotHere
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 20373

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

cellocgw wrote:Dave's not here, man.


Hey, if the phone rings I'm not here.

Thanks.
by DavesNotHere
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 27654

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

Way back when I was a freshman, the college paper published a graph showing tuition approaching infinity (like tan, but unfortunately not mirroring at negative infinity on the other side of the asymptote).

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