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by Envelope Generator
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 8796

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: 3924

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: 4360

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: 8554
Views: 1266396

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: 8554
Views: 1266396

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: 17034

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: 17034

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: 547877

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: 29
Views: 3890

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: 23049

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: 5081

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: 5482

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: 7689

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: 13098
Views: 1066901

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: 8554
Views: 1266396

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: 7092

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: 25063

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: 7352

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: 10114

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: 105888

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: 3318

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: 1323
Views: 237995

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: 5605

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: 5748

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: 15553

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: 10526

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: 15553

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: 15553

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: 6521

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 8554
Views: 1266396

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: 8044

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: 8554
Views: 1266396

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mixing things with different melting points
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Mixing things with different melting points

You probably mean "for separation not to be an issue"? Thanks, that was quick!
by Envelope Generator
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mixing things with different melting points
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Mixing things with different melting points

This is surely a very elementary thing but I have no knowledge of physics at all! I need to make a mixture of two waxes that have different melting points somewhere in the 40-80°C range. Melting them down and stirring the resulting liquid is something that even I can manage, but how do I ensure that...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 55062

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Okay, let's wrap this round up. Helatrobus: 1. An ancient siege weapon used in Macedonia and Greece 2. An interplanetary nation which existed trillions of years ago according to Scientology 3. A small white cloud that spreads out and disappears as soon as it forms 4. An unarmored type of gladiator f...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1633: "Possible Undiscovered Planets"
Replies: 104
Views: 11887

1633: "Possible undiscovered planets"

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Title text: Superman lies near the bird/plane boundary over a range of distances, which explains the confusion."

A slightly different and refreshing take on logarithmic scale jokes!
by Envelope Generator
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 55
Views: 9774

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

Flee! Tar Randall! A ballad narrate, elf!
by Envelope Generator
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 4737

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

So... is BHG operating that flock (fleet?) of 4-copters? Meanwhile, back at the design factory, work is underway to figure out how to get quadcopters to be silent. Maybe they need to replace the rotary wings with a structure that rotates at 100kHz, so well out of aural range. I only count 3 copters...

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