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by MongoTheGeek
Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1992: "SafetySat"
Replies: 28
Views: 7652

Re: 1992: "SafetySat"

The differences between https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/safetysat_2x.png and https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/safetysat.png are astounding.

I totally didn't understand what was going on until I switched to my high res monitor.
by MongoTheGeek
Fri May 04, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 25262

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

No mention of the dual meanings of FTW?
by MongoTheGeek
Wed May 29, 2013 11:55 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"
Replies: 42
Views: 32048

Re: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"

I have often wondered how much of our power grid seems out into the infinite. North America is a huge antenna broadcasting at 60Hz. Europe is pinging away at 50Hz. Much like Randall's comment about TV stations not wasting power to advertise to E.T., your local power company is not paying to pump 60...
by MongoTheGeek
Tue May 28, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"
Replies: 42
Views: 32048

Re: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"

I have often wondered how much of our power grid seems out into the infinite. North America is a huge antenna broadcasting at 60Hz. Europe is pinging away at 50Hz.
by MongoTheGeek
Mon May 06, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0043: "Train Loop"
Replies: 38
Views: 13377

Re: What-If 0043: "Train Loop"

There is one thing that wasn't mentioned. Trains don't have to be short. Admitted most high speed trains are only a few hundred meters long, freight trains can go on for kilometers. With extra engines and extra passenger cars, a train longer than the loop wouldn't slow down as much traversing it.
by MongoTheGeek
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 83539

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I downloaded the zip and used my beloved grep... Parents named their children Dilbert at least into the 20's (e-Dilbert-o shows up more recently) MongoLT:~ Mongo$ grep -i dilbert /Users/Mongo/Downloads/names/* /Users/Mongo/Downloads/names/yob1916.txt:Dilbert,M,6 /Users/Mongo/Downloads/names/yob1926....

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