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by Patrik3
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33891

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Shaking my face when an acronym almost makes sense.

Title Text:

What's the feeling when it's like shaking my head off to be fairly honest in my downstairs basement.

CBF;DR AOP ROtFSRYBB
by Patrik3
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1424: "En Garde"
Replies: 29
Views: 9401

Re: 1424: "En Garde"

This comic feels really similar to the last one - apart from with the extra pun of "en garde". The middle panel is someone responding to a common question which actually sometimes causes awkwardness/tension...
by Patrik3
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"
Replies: 32
Views: 9194

Re: What-if 0104: "Global Snow"

Surely the best way to measure snow would be to wait until the storm is over, and then take a pipe to make a cross section, and apply lots of pressure to the top of the pipe until the snow inside is almost perfectly compact, and then take that reading instead? I'd imagine even with the 6 hour rules,...
by Patrik3
Wed May 28, 2014 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"
Replies: 70
Views: 21039

Re: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"

So, where does the rest of the alcohol go, then? Does it just pass straight through?

And if so, which organ would hold the most alcohol at once at any given time, and if someone were to operate and remove this organ, would they be able to get drunk from ingesting it?
by Patrik3
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1333: First Date
Replies: 117
Views: 28078

Re: 1333: First Date

I read this comic right after closing a tab where I was watching the stream. Somehow I didn't get the joke until the punchline but I was laughing for ages afterwards. Although yes, I agree that as soon as people lose interest in TPP (or... if they actually finish the game..!) this comic will just be...
by Patrik3
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Splitscreen on my laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 8372

Re: Splitscreen on my laptop?

I think the OP may be looking for something like this . It looks like exactly what you need to do may vary quite a bit depending on the game, and you probably will want a separate monitor for each user, but I think it's possible. You want to look up how to multiseat your PC. Yes! That's pretty much...
by Patrik3
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Splitscreen on my laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 8372

Re: Splitscreen on my laptop?

Thanks, yeah I have HoMM3, but it does take a long time to play and I'd like to add a few more options to my roster... I have a few other games - Jamestown, but no one else seems to like bullet hells, and... I think there were one or two others but actually I'm not sure now. I guess it might be poss...
by Patrik3
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Splitscreen on my laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 8372

Splitscreen on my laptop?

I don't really know where to post this, but I've had a question that's been bugging me for a while and want to get an answer on it. I like gaming. I don't have many friends to play online games, apart from one or two who sometimes play TF2 with me. I do often (although, a lot less often than I'd lik...
by Patrik3
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 720137

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Maybe I misremembered what my dad said (or maybe he did get it wrong - he's great at maths and has a far better understanding of relativity than I do, having actually studied it, but he's not revisited it much since, so he does make mistakes...) but it was something along the lines of: If there's so...
by Patrik3
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 39880

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

I use one of those old phones where you type with numbers—for example, to type "Y", you press 9 three times. Some words have consecutive letters on the same number. When they do, you have to pause between letters, making those words annoying to type. What English word has the most consecu...
by Patrik3
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 720137

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Sorry I haven't replied in a while... kinda forgot that I'd posted in the topic until I read something else about relativity today (and had more annoying relativity queries... but you're safe from that one because the discussion was on Reddit...). I still don't get why I was wrong before - and looki...
by Patrik3
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20633

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

BAAAAAAAH I'm not sick, but I'm not well...!
by Patrik3
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 720137

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

γ=(1-v2/c2)-1/2 But I think I want to be talking about it just with time dilation with respect to relativistic mass. (Sorry, getting late here so my wording will be even less coherent...) So maybe γ is always positive, but does that make a difference? Apparently dt = γt, and dm = γm. So, dm/m = γ dt...
by Patrik3
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 720137

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Hi, I was thinking about time travel whilst watching the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special just now, and I think I just had a bit of a personal epiphany about relativity. I'm feeling very clever and chuffed with myself right now, so I thought I'd write my thoughts down so that you guys could all t...
by Patrik3
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:27 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"
Replies: 58
Views: 24334

Re: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"

It would take you 5-7 seconds to rise out of arms' reach, depending how tall your friends are. ... you don't say. This 'fact' made me laugh because I read it first assuming that there were some complicated mathematics or research behind this assertion - as in the rest of "What-If" - but t...
by Patrik3
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1265: "Juicer"
Replies: 35
Views: 13711

Re: 1265: "Juicer"

After reading about what these things are, I'm reminded of School Bars - I live in UK/you might not get them over in US. When people say that diamonds are the hardest mineral known to man, they're wrong - School Bars are. They're listed as having 500% fruit in them and if you were to smack one again...
by Patrik3
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1264: "Slideshow"
Replies: 79
Views: 23656

Re: 1264: "Slideshow"

I... don't really get what's so bad about that style of slideshow? As long as it moves through the pictures at a good pace (i.e. fast enough so it doesn't drag, but slow enough so you can appreciate the image) it's quite a nice way of displaying images. And the panning and zooming means that you can...
by Patrik3
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 22189

Re: 1258: First

Wooloomooloo wrote:Blah


... are you named after an Australian wine that I found on a menu when I was on holiday not four days ago and decided to take a picture of it on my phone because I found it hilarious?
by Patrik3
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Most/Least Sexy Male/Female Nouns (Opinion but not Poll)
Replies: 1
Views: 2816

Most/Least Sexy Male/Female Nouns (Opinion but not Poll)

I hope this is the right board to post this - i.e. this topic is quite informal and opinion-based and I hope it isn't in contrast with more theoretical topics. Also, I was going to make it a poll, but it wouldn't really work to have one poll covering both genders. I was wondering, what do you think ...
by Patrik3
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38637

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

I feel ashamed to have posted already in this topic and as yet have forgotten to mention about how I have the one true way of seeking enlightenment. I learned it whilst taking a dump.
by Patrik3
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 135916

Re: Men's Fashion

It's called a slicked back undercut. GIS that shit. Yeah, I searched it and it looks pretty similar to what I was expecting. Going to a friend's party tomorrow so if I feel crazy enough today I might get it cut like that. The way I asked for it done at the barber's last time, though, was "Shor...
by Patrik3
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 135916

Re: Men's Fashion

Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the right place... I'm looking for advice on hairstyles. I've got pretty long hair at the moment and with the epic heatwave over here in the UK, it's getting pretty hot. Thing is, although I want to get the back of my hair cut pretty short, I really rather like my long...
by Patrik3
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dA 'Introvert' Response
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Re: dA 'Introvert' Response

Thanks for the replies, guys! It's good to know that those 4 hours yesterday came to some use. Has anyone had the situation before where you write something one day and it's like "THIS IS GOLD", only to come back to it the next day and cringe whilst reading it? I'm getting that a little at...
by Patrik3
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38637

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

rmsgrey wrote:As the line often attributed to Churchill goes: "This is the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put."


Patrik3 wrote:Yeah - as Winston Churchill once said: "These are the kinds of apocryphal quotes up with which I will not put."


Sorry, I got there first! :lol:
by Patrik3
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 49547

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

Why would the energy immediately be lost to space? Earth's isn't. Oh, I just remember reading some article about Deep Impact - about how even if the asteroid was broken up before it entered the atmosphere, the massive sudden change in heat/pressure in the atmosphere would cause the Earth to shed a ...
by Patrik3
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 49547

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

IMO the water would rapidly freeze, not because of the thermal mass of the crust or the martian atmosphere, but due to the sublimation / vaporization of the water. There will be water vapour in the atmosphere but it will quickly become snow, drizzle down, increase planetary albedo to a point that i...
by Patrik3
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38637

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Many people did use to consider it was bad to end a sentence with a preposition (which "to" is when used in other senses, although not here, where it is part of the infinitive). Oh, nuts. Yes, that was the word of which I was thinking! I didn't know the bit about the infinitive, either. o...
by Patrik3
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1239: "Social Media"
Replies: 34
Views: 11275

Re: 1239: "Social Media"

Hmm... which pun to use...

"Olympic athlete accused of taking a-steroid; gives cosmic performance."

"Let the common comet comments commence!"

Or, perhaps:

"Now that's what I call 'Social Meteor'!
by Patrik3
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38637

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

I don't mind small spelling errors. Everyone makes them and we should be a little lenient. Punctuation on the other hand is a different matter. I get the twitch when "!"and "?" are overused and I think I am not the only one. Still, it feels like I am fighting windmills when I po...
by Patrik3
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dA 'Introvert' Response
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

dA 'Introvert' Response

Hi, I was linked to something interesting on deviantArt the other day - "How to Live with Introverts" by SchroJones , and I decided to write a response to it using the "journal entry" feature on dA. I ended up spending 4+ hours writing a mini-essay about Social Withdrawal vs. Int...
by Patrik3
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38637

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

I agree with the comic about the insecure/asshole thing - I fall prone to it myself sometimes. But if someone has the capability to write correctly, then by writing incorrectly, they're not proving that they're not insecure (I'm sorry, I didn't know how to phrase that with fewer negatives...) - they...
by Patrik3
Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 35963

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

I loved the LOTR films but I'm not so familiar with the intricate lore, so maybe I'm the only one who thinks it a little weird that the Elf word for 'friend' is Melon? There must be so many puns in the Elfish/Human bilinguals of their society (assuming that melons exist at all in Middle Earth).
by Patrik3
Fri May 10, 2013 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40069

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Quicksilver wrote:Also, FUS RO DAH!


Aw, I was gonna say that. Although, if randomness = white noise then maybe it should be "FUZZ RADAR"!
by Patrik3
Thu May 09, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 52828

Re: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion

(Disclaimer: I know this is in 'serious business' so apologies if my reply isn't to the standard of the board. This topic just happened to catch my eye as I was looking for something else...) My reasoning is as follows: Many people of 14 - 15 experiment with sex. This can be mutual and consensual bu...
by Patrik3
Tue May 07, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0044: "High Throw"
Replies: 58
Views: 24224

Re: What-If 0044: "High Throw"

As soon as I read the question on the what-if, I knew that the punchline would involve self-propelled projectiles. :D Not specifically a balloon - I was thinking of firework rockets (Don't try this at home, though...). http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/44/high_throw_16.png The giraffes in the 7th row f...
by Patrik3
Wed May 01, 2013 11:14 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0043: "Train Loop"
Replies: 38
Views: 13210

Re: What-If 0043: "Train Loop"

I'm quite the roller coaster enthusiast (although, shockingly, I haven't been to any park in over a year! :'( ) so this What-If was exciting for me. As soon as I saw the circular loop design, I had to scroll down to the bottom of the page to check if Randall had ended up going for the proper loop sh...
by Patrik3
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"
Replies: 48
Views: 16681

Re: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"

So the requirement is to obey the speed limit? In Germany there are several roads without a speed limit. It seems to me that you can thus, legally, make a sunset in Germany last as long it takes the song to cross Germany, which is an hour or so. Are there any other, bigger, countries in the world w...
by Patrik3
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51452558

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi, sorry if this has already been requested already, but, is there a place where one can view all the frames of this comic side-by-side? Could anyone perhaps edit the first post of this topic and either post all the frames of the comic or add in a link to where I could find all of them together? Ch...
by Patrik3
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 54353

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

But in all reality I will only care about either voyager being in the headlines if they returned to destroy us all. This is a trekkie joke, one which Randall missed. Don't forget Patrik3. Ah... about that, I just mistook the 'Voyager 1' as a Star Trek ship. Is it just called simply 'Voyager'? How c...
by Patrik3
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 54353

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

*Sigh* I'm not a Trekkie fan so there goes another strip where I totally don't get the joke.

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