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by Chicagojon
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 7993

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

Relevant map today as North Carolina's redistrcting has been struck down by a Federal judge.

Representatives are 3 Democrats/10 Republicans but it's pretty easy to see that the blue/red ratio on the map is 10/9.

Gee golly gosh, I wonder how such a thing may have happened????
by Chicagojon
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 7993

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

owenneil wrote:I spent a while looking, but I give up. Where's Waldo?


He's the green guy near Tampa, FL that swung that state. Pretty sure those are his brothers in Madison, WI and (presumably) Ann Arbor, MI
by Chicagojon
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?
Replies: 21
Views: 4948

Re: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?

Uber potentially allows for strangers to easily kidnap and abduct would-be victims. Why hasn't there been a surge of violent offenders, e.g. serial murderers, serial rapists, etc. taking advantage of these ride sharing apps? I figure if it were the case, they would be shutdown (except of course the...
by Chicagojon
Fri May 15, 2015 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 26040

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

Hrm, a greater message on Capitalism?

8-ball.jpg
by Chicagojon
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 12329

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

I read Mort soon after it was first published, and enjoyed it immensely; I think I might have read a couple of other Discworld books afterwards, but only one or two. By the time I thought of reading another (I did virtually no reading during my university years), there were so many that I was reluc...
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

ahecht wrote:
Spoiler:
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We're all "proud" now.


Not quite all - the whales are calm. Despite an appreciable brief moment of panic they knew we had it in us.

E-S-A! E-S-A! E-S-A!
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

orthogon wrote:I'm glad I'm not on a live camera feed while I'm doing my job, is all I can say. That, and Wahayyy!


Great job by the ESA in having representative Euro-wear. I love the sweathshirt, jackets with untucked shirts, nice jeans, etc.
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Woohoo!!!!!1
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

pinkgothic wrote:STATUS
Speed of light: Too slow


Methinks it's radio waves / not light -- but I agree with the sentiment.
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

There's a lesson to be learned in the calmness of whales
by Chicagojon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 184828

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Finally we'll have a data point for if harpoons work on comets
by Chicagojon
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 36797

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

Interesting...I never realized I type 15-20% faster with my right hand than my left, but random online typing tests confirm it. B is a left hand letter for me and Y is right hand.
by Chicagojon
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 22995

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

For what it's worth, I believe that people were fishing 'new world' waters long before Columbus and the knowledge of land was known to him. He knew he was going to hit land because he had secondhand (or maybe even 1st) accounts of people who had sailed west to land. He may not have known exactly wh...
by Chicagojon
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 22995

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

So... Comic about the 'fact' of how Columbus 'knew' the world was round is followed by a forum thread discussion where multiple people explain the 'real facts' of how he just got the math wrong in the size of the world, tricked Ferdinand/Isabella, ran into an undiscovered continent, etc. Well played...
by Chicagojon
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 61500

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Somehow congratulations doesn't seem quite right....but holy crap, Congratulations!
by Chicagojon
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 30808

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

Instead of conveyors there should be pushing arms at the edge of each shelf that hydraulically slide out of the side of the fridge and push the ingredients along. Same general effect but a much cleaner design and easier maintenance. Otherwise you're gonna end up with something leaking all over the c...
by Chicagojon
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0011: "Droppings"
Replies: 68
Views: 28566

Re: What-If 0011: Droppings

As a bird owner I have a problem with the 1 poop/hour. A budgie poops every 12~15 minutes when awake/active and typically 40-50 times/day. I would suspect the same is true of similar small birds and a quick google search says a large bird like a macaw may poop ~20 times/day. I have no idea what the ...
by Chicagojon
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23292

Re: 1093: "Forget"

I feel so... old. I bought an Everyman's Cyclopedia set from 1912 at an estate sale a few years back. It's a fascinating historical perspective: What was important enough to remember 100 years ago? Well, today -100... "the US senate passed the Panama Canal Bill, giving American ships free pass...
by Chicagojon
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 44446

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

This comic makes me think of two recent things I found on the the internets: "Better Hubbles" already exists (but it's ex-military and NASA can't afford to put it in orbit) http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nasa-gets-military-spy-telescopes-for-astronomy/2012/06/04/gJQA...
by Chicagojon
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 64119

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

I've always felt that if I ever invented a time machine, the first thing I would do is travel to a remote corner of Antartica, on january 17th 1302, at 15:02 hours, where, right on schedule, I would meet myself from the future. My future self would hand me a schematic for an even better time machin...
by Chicagojon
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 71513

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

I'm a big Sperm Whale and emperor penguin fan so those weren't surprising, but the Leatherback turtle boggles my mind. I know they're huge (8'? 10'?) but that's frighteningly deep. Off to google for more info

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