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by brandbarth
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1656: "It Begins"
Replies: 22
Views: 6612

Re: 1656: "It Begins"

So it begins.
by brandbarth
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 10868

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

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by brandbarth
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 55
Views: 14491

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

Steve the Pocket wrote:I have no idea what the mouseover caption is on about.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax

Post-Panamax or over-Panamax denote ships larger than Panamax that do not fit in the canal


Harrumph!
by brandbarth
Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1559: "Driving"
Replies: 142
Views: 21220

Re: 1559: "Driving"

And then this ninity-foot high half-car-half-sentient-boulder creature weighing 600 tons came out of the blinding fog, and we fought and fought with it, using our spears, and finally killed it.

Take me to Boulder, Colorado. :roll:
by brandbarth
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 15618

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Ozymandias. I never knew there where two of them, but I know now. I met a traveller from an antique land Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace. Who said: In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone, He met some fragments huge, and stopped to guess What this mighty City shows— The City's gone,— Nothi...
by brandbarth
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11138

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Echo244 wrote:[...]Dune?


Spice agony?
by brandbarth
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 11267

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

... this is no moon.

Sorry. "That's no moon..."
by brandbarth
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1550: "Episode VII"
Replies: 60
Views: 11267

Re: 1550: "Episode VII"

Samwise Gardner: Elanor (the Fair), Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tom. Nudge nudge. Say no more.
by brandbarth
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 216478

Re: 1446: "Landing"

01422_philae.jpg


Headline: Finally: Philae is awake ... again.
1st p: First check what's new on Twitter.
2nd p: &%#*, battery already discharged.

von http://ahoipolloi.blogger.de/
by brandbarth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 16672

Re: 1421: "Future self"

Opportunities to sleep in a brook with a warm well (Landmannalaugar) because the sleeping bag is wet, to drown yourself and your motor bike in a river (Eldgjá), changing all the oils (engine, gearbox and rear drive) except the fork oil, to vibrate everything to pieces on washboard roads or blinding ...
by brandbarth
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1381: "Margin"
Replies: 48
Views: 11870

Re: 1381: "Margin"

(1) Information is infinitely compressible
(2) Proof for (1) does not fit on the margin

If (2) is true, (1) must be false. If (1) is true, the information must fit on hanc marginem. Oder?
by brandbarth
Tue May 27, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1373: "Screenshot"
Replies: 31
Views: 18955

Re: 1373: "Screenshot"

phone_recharger.jpg

It took just five minutes to recharge both batteries at once!

Wait. This is no fun anymore.
by brandbarth
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 21342

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Nice word, good and woody.
by brandbarth
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 21342

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

easier and cheaper to just hire your own plane to carry it Or you call me, and I go and tell the people who know other people who are in airplane advertising, who tell yet other people to actually fly the planes. Go on, give me the money! 8-) Or you just take the cheap way, take a pencil and ... wa...
by brandbarth
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 21342

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Item possunt fieri instrumenta volandi, ut homo sedeat in medio instrumenti revolvens aliquod ingeninum, per quod alae artificialiter compositiae aerem verberent, ad modum avis volantis. But do go on, America invented the air o plane, shortly after HE invented the birds. We have abandoned the discu...
by brandbarth
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 21342

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Sorry to say that changing a banner for airplane advertising would be dangerous and almost impossible. Every banner is thoroughly checked pre-flight. The airplane takes off first and picks up the banner in a (very) low pass. Nobody is allowed in the plane but the pilot, because it's more dangerous t...
by brandbarth
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Rescue Boat to Save Little Child
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

Re: Rescue Boat to Save Little Child

stromversetzung.jpg Both the child and the boat are moved downstream the same distance in the same time (black arrows = "Stromversetzung" - I don't know an english word for that :( ). So if you aim directly for the child's position starting position at t 0 (red arrow), you will reach the ...
by brandbarth
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"
Replies: 36
Views: 16617

Re: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"

DBPZ wrote:The sum of the two probabilities must be less than one.


No, If it's polar or cartesian and there is no third option, P(A) + P(nonA) = 1
by brandbarth
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1228: "Prometheus"
Replies: 66
Views: 17072

Re: 1228: "Prometheus"

orthogon wrote:without reading it


Clicking "yes" also added the humanity toolbar :evil: which He failed to uninstall because of antediluvian hardware restrictions.
by brandbarth
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What if gravity on earth started doubling every decade?
Replies: 5
Views: 5330

Re: What if gravity on earth started doubling every decade?

Short-term, you'd probably be dead anyway In 30 years, from oxygen-poisoning at sea-level. Mountaineering (if you want to crawl up there in an 8-G-environment) will be no big thing, because climbing above 1.000 meters will put you in the death zone. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EarthHypso...
by brandbarth
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1228: "Prometheus"
Replies: 66
Views: 17072

Re: 1228: "Prometheus"

Fire®, to destroy all you've done. Fire™, to end all you've become.
by brandbarth
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1225: "Ice Sheets"
Replies: 68
Views: 13112

Re: 1225: "Ice Sheets"

And yes, the mouseover thingy is an "Ice-Age"-movie (film, motion picture, whatever) reference. This is fun! :!:

PS: Where is Volume III: ... Dawn of the Dinosaurs"? :? It was a huge success over here...
by brandbarth
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Issues with #259
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

Re: Issues with #259

http://xkcd.com/259/

I have issues with not linking to the page in question.
by brandbarth
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:59 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Keyboard changes which key does what...
Replies: 9
Views: 5648

Re: Keyboard changes which key does what...

I have spilled tea, coffee, and a bit of salad dressing on it at different times.


Please wear a basecap with "biohazard" on in at all times, so we can avoid contact with you.

I remember there is one key on the laptop keyboard that changes the whole layout.
by brandbarth
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: VGA card problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Re: VGA card problem

Check if LCD is set to "native" resolution. Define "blur".
by brandbarth
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The honey problem (only really a problem for vegans)
Replies: 15
Views: 7173

Re: The honey problem (only really a problem for vegans)

Robotic bees should be taken more seriously.


And Philip said, maintenance is a serious issue if you want sane robotic animals. :mrgreen:
by brandbarth
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21077

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

if there was a belief system adhered to by only a single person, I would never call it a religion


I have one and call you a heretic! :mrgreen:
by brandbarth
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21077

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

So, what's the proper way to judge the fastest growing religion? Just don't. :roll: The underlying message inside the "fastest growing religion" thing may be: new religion -> more people believe in -> must be the truth! Why else would you say that? Religion can't be counted by numbers. I'...
by brandbarth
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21077

Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

The smallest entity in its field will generally be the fastest-growing


Thanks. Just founded my own religion. The fastest growth rate is not 1->2 members, but 0->1 member. :roll:
by brandbarth
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 255141

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich spreche kein Deutsch.


Nein. Du schreibst es. Es läßt sich nicht ohne weiteres feststellen, ob du es auch sprichst. :|
by brandbarth
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The honey problem (only really a problem for vegans)
Replies: 15
Views: 7173

Re: The honey problem (only really a problem for vegans)

quick google If you want to bee so hive-minded, then do your research before the facts sting you in the... :roll: taking a rough guess at the number of bee keepers Go see http://www.bbka.org.uk/, Welcome to the British Beekeepers Association 30.000 beekeepers 230.000 colonies 40.000 - 60.000 bees/c...
by brandbarth
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 18985

Re: 1100:" Vows"

little flute...


The flute is a lie. :cry:
by brandbarth
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1099: "Tuesdays"
Replies: 71
Views: 17488

Re: 1099: "Tuesdays"

Got boring after 2 bowls each though.


You did notice this marketing thingy: you had to pay for the tasty beverage to wash the chips down?

Bottomless fish, bread, and water to wine for everyone, and credit to no one.
by brandbarth
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"
Replies: 91
Views: 23967

Re: 1096: "Clinically Studied Ingredient"

I'm probably to ignorant of science and English to fully understand this comic..? Sey, revy chum so! Short version: To say that a thing is tested does not mean s**t, as long as you say nothing about the results. "We made 144 different crash test with this vehicle (and the construction is an co...

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