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by Envelope Generator
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 2440

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Colliders are instantly more fun if you think of particles as having hit points. (Are mass and hit points the same thing?)
by Envelope Generator
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 4842

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I gav a guy all my stuff in a similar incident once.
by Envelope Generator
Fri May 26, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Apparently no, I can't: I tried to edit the post to add the image as an attachment but I got an error message saying something to the effect that the file was a potential attack vector.

(Why do you ask? Is posting images as attachments perhaps a forum etiquette thing that I've missed?)
by Envelope Generator
Fri May 26, 2017 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Fri May 19, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

My own well of XKCDSW ideas seems to have run dry but I'd love to see today's (1839) scenario done with the various stock characters doing their thing as doctor.
by Envelope Generator
Wed May 03, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 3064

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

I'm pretty sure Randall's NEW CAMERA is a mirrorless system and I anticipate more of white hat guy's views on photography within the next week. Maybe there'll be a joke about sensor size and depth of field too.
by Envelope Generator
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 14137

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? I probably went five or ten years before I realized that "debacle" was not pronounced similarly to "spectacle" and "miracle". (Tha...
by Envelope Generator
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 38
Views: 5411

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

Attempting to see if I have that Unix 'talk' gateway, whatever it is, apropos results suggested that my system has AppleTalk support.
by Envelope Generator
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1800: "Chess Notation"
Replies: 28
Views: 6053

Re: 1800: "Chess Notation"

Let's go to my place, it's closer.

0-0
by Envelope Generator
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 22617

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Re: the title text, there are places in the USA like that. The suburbs of Minnesota's capitol: South Saint Paul is actually south of Saint Paul. We got one right. North Saint Paul is northeast of Saint Paul, and does not border it. West Saint Paul is ... south of Saint Paul. Saint Paul actually wra...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 22617

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I expected Qwghlm in there somewhere...
by Envelope Generator
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 678219

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

My condolences.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5861

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

I ride a bike everywhere and all of my EDC is in a saddlebag. Bag interior: (do notice the Blackadder reference, will you) - Mini pump - Shoe covers in a plastic bag, for rain - British military surplus magazine pocket containing: --- oily work gloves --- spare inner tube (belt) --- patch kit (suspe...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 84
Views: 26127

Re: A poem for a day

Here's another rough translation attempt, a poem by Aaro Hellaakoski . We grew so small! Not all that long ago You sat on a maple leaf By my side. So loosely we fit In the gap between seconds That it was as if time itself Had stooped down To spread good fortune upon us. My eye cannot see From one en...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 6443

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

The sight of the word zymugry is always one of those moments... yet I had no idea of what the punchline could possibly be. Particularly well played.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 7065

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

My record scratch is 220. I should practice more.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 9822

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

Does this count as sous-vide cooking?
by Envelope Generator
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13176
Views: 1185428

Re: Today I Learned

TIL "finite" is not pronounced /fɪ'ni:t/.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I had a year's worth of these to read through and I think this one wins.
Coyne wrote:1659

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by Envelope Generator
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 8752

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

After you've gotten the windows off their hinges, can't you just set them on the floor or something instead of holding them up?
by Envelope Generator
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 28486

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

mvpxiv wrote:Being not in the USA I don't quite get the reference, could somebody link to what it refers to?

Thanks!


The comic title tied my brain in a knot for a moment before I had to give up and look at the comic itself. "Women on... their twenties? Women on the 2020's? Randall, what are you in?"
by Envelope Generator
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 8590

Re: 1669: Planespotting

dual wield
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by Envelope Generator
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1662: "Jack and Jill"
Replies: 104
Views: 11588

Re: 1662: "Jack and Jill"

"Me and Jack are going up the hill and then down the other side to fetch a pail of water."
"Me and Jack are going up the hill because I left my pail there."
"Me and Jack are going up the hill to our house to fill a pail of water from the tap."
by Envelope Generator
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 114789

Re: Words you love.

I was reading the back of a bag of chips and spotted the Lithuanian word for carbohydrate: angliavandeniai.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Split Words
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

Re: Split Words

Nice challenge. Without inflections and with at least two letters per half:

la-, bo-, ti-, ba-

-nd, -de, -ne, -ck
by Envelope Generator
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1324
Views: 254866

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I've had two hefeweizens and now I'm into my second brandy snifter.
by Envelope Generator
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1651 "Robotic Garage"
Replies: 30
Views: 6308

Re: 1652 "Robotic Garage"

I heard someone experimented with intelligent elevators. The elevators got bored with just going up and down and experimented with sideways motion. Eventually they got depressed from the tedium and spent their days in the basement. It's a well-established fact that intelligent elevators love baseme...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 6727

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

eviloatmeal wrote:But bots are fun! There are ebooks that do language stuff with other Twitter accounts as input, and even meta-ebooks that ebooks with other ebooks as input, and...


I am presently looking at that post like it's from Mars.

I'm too old for this world
by Envelope Generator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 18015

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Well, actually, the Planck Length is THE point where GR stops giving meaningful answers [citation needed] It's true that GR doesn't give good answers for smaller things, in part since as you point out, GR predicts radiation with a smaller wavelength would be a black hole. But it doesn't follow that...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 12109

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

sadism for my real friends and realism for my sad friends
by Envelope Generator
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 18015

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

When you °C it, you'll shit °B.
by Envelope Generator
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 18015

1643: "Degrees"

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"Radians Fahrenheit or radians Celsius" "Uh, sorry, gotta go!"


My preferred solution: live somewhere where it's -40 degrees all the time.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 7728

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

dtilque wrote:It's a subversion of a classic conundrum


Here's another conundrum: if hot dogs and buns come in packs of mismatched number, why doesn't a competing producer bring out a bun pack with the same amount of buns as the hot dog pack?
by Envelope Generator
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kill the person who posts after you.
Replies: 78
Views: 2937

Re: Kill the person who posts after you.

The radiation activates my radio, and I throw it in the bathtub of the next poster.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kill the person who posts after you.
Replies: 78
Views: 2937

Re: Kill the person who posts after you.

The depth of the hole had been greatly exaggerated for propaganda purposes, and I hop out.

I throw some leftover polonium at the next person.
by Envelope Generator
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1637: "Salt Mine"
Replies: 57
Views: 9146

Re: 1637: "Salt Mine"

Dear Randall,

Eww.

Sincerely,
141/93 mmHg
by Envelope Generator
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1364869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.


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