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by Reka
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"
Replies: 109
Views: 4553

Re: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"

qvxb wrote:If a. person is in the voting booth with the curtain closed, how can anyone tell they are taking a selfie?

Because they post it on Instagram, of course. :|
by Reka
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"
Replies: 109
Views: 4553

2066: "Ballot Selfies"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ballot_selfies.png Title text: There were actually some good reasons for those laws, but IMO they now do more harm than good. Which raises a question: If there's a ballot measure to strike them down, how can I resist the urge to take a picture of my "yes" vote...
by Reka
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"
Replies: 27
Views: 2811

2063: "Carnot Cycle"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/carnot_cycle.png Title text: The Carnot cycle is more properly known by its full title, the "Carnot-Tolkien-Wagner Ring Cycle." I'm sure this would be funnier if I knew anything about the real Carnot Cycle, but it's pretty funny even without that knowledge. Al...
by Reka
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 8304

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

Wait, all these people died of the Green Death. Who buried them?
by Reka
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 8304

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

...I just noticed that, according to the title text, Ponytail is a type A3 V star.
by Reka
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 8304

2061: "Tectonics Game"

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Title text: They're limiting the playtesters to type A3 V stars, so the games will all end before the Sun consumes the Earth.

This actually sounded like a cool game until the real-time part. Which is probably the point.
by Reka
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2058: "Rock Wall"
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

2058: "Rock Wall"

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Title text: I don't trust mantle/core geologists because I suspect that, if they ever get a chance to peel away the Earth's crust, they'll do it in a heartbeat.

There still isn't a post for today's comic? What is with you people?
by Reka
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 3838

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

True story - Boehringer Ingelheim has a large office near me which I've had occasion to be in. The hallways are along the outside, and the offices are along the inside of the building, and the hallways are lined with windows so that everyone walking around can enjoy the view of the gorgeous campus....
by Reka
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 4573

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

And my disagreement here ends when movies such as Requiem for a Dream come up. Hated that movie because it's basically nothing but, as you put it, watching bad things. Over and over and over. In the end, I want to be entertained, that's the point of entertainment. Whether I have to think along the ...
by Reka
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 3838

2057: "Internal Monologues"

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Title text: Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.

I am none of those professions, but I regularly have all of these thoughts except the "trees = air" one.
by Reka
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 4573

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

And roller coasters. I don't get those either. And coloring books. And parades. And, for the most part, fireworks displays. And just about all sports. I can understand being scared of fireworks displays, and I suppose parades have the danger of possibly including scary clowns, but coloring books?
by Reka
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 4573

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

GOOMHR. Seriously.

Though the title text isn't true for me, so there's that.
by Reka
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 4086

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out what was going on until I realized this wasn't a collection of curves but rather one of those stacked-count charts that are impossible to interpret. This sort of chart is the absolute best way to represent proportions over time. Why do you find it hard to inte...
by Reka
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 8481

2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/rolles_theorem.png Title text: I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the ...
by Reka
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 6067

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

From today's RL crossword: Vessels of the Royal Navy in America (4). "Royal Navy" is used for the letters "RN", America (in this case) is "US". RN in US would be "URNS", which are… vessels. I'm sorry, but that's just infuriatingly and disgustingly obtuse. (No...
by Reka
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4761

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

C'mere, the lot of you. Stand still.

THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK! KER-THWACK!!!

That is all, carry on.
by Reka
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 3508

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

cellocgw wrote:happy Convenience Store Day.

Oh, hey, it's my nephew's birthday. (Well, not really nephew: my cousin's kid, not my sibling's.)
by Reka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 5381

Re: 2013: "Rock"

I immediately thought of Cazaril contemplating his pebble, and apparently, so did Cazaril's creator.
by Reka
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 5556

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Soupspoon wrote:
Cousj001 wrote:Drat, I though my idea of making a fortune by selling smartphones to whales as already been though of.

[cetacean needed]

THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK!

Also, +1 internets, but THWACK.
by Reka
Mon May 21, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1996: "Morning News"
Replies: 20
Views: 3655

Re: 1996: "Morning News"

Twitter reactions in the story versus a couple pages of Letters to the Editor, usually written by the same group of busybodies and nutjobs. Not seeing the worseness. It was very easy to just not read the letters to the editor. Or the front page. Or the newspaper at all, really, apart from the funni...
by Reka
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 4937

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

chenille wrote:What is the title text talking about? Jaden Smith is only 19.

Isn't that one of those movies that Doesn't ExistTM, like any Matrix movie other than the first one? Or am I mixing it up with something?
by Reka
Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14967

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

DH = Dear Husband, DD = Dear Daughter, DS = Dear Son. For multiple children of the same gender, you'll sometimes see DD1, DD2, etc. You'll sometimes see these defined as Darling instead of Dear.
by Reka
Fri May 04, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14967

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

The H in IMHO can't mean "honest", because then IMNSHO doesn't work.
by Reka
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 10052

Re: 1986: River Border

Regarding the title text: Randall, come here. No, right here. A little closer. There. Now stand still.

THWACK! THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK!!!!

That is all, you may go now.
by Reka
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 10009

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Hungarian does that too, saying "esik az eső" (the rain falls) except that in everyday speech it's usually shortened to "esik", because Hungarians can have sentences with no apparent subject 8-) The thing I can do in Hungarian but not really in English is indirectly complain abo...
by Reka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 9673

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

Zylon wrote:Oh my, looks like Randall's feeling preachy again. Not even trying for a joke.

I dunno, I thought it was pretty amusing. Not the first time he's made this particular observation, but that doesn't make it any less true.
by Reka
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"
Replies: 21
Views: 4529

Re: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"

I don't get it, and explainxkcd isn't being helpful. :(
by Reka
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 6040

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

This looks like a continuation of Interaction.
by Reka
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8648

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Amazon also has their own mobile platform (FireOS), so they have an incentive to make their apps on other OSes utter garbage in order to convince you to switch. See also iTunes for Windows since literally always. Except that's, like, utter nonsense. It's saying, "here, have a free taste of our...
by Reka
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 6056

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Jorpho wrote:Jack Ma and John Adams is a head-scratcher too.

Jack is a nickname for John. No scratching, head or otherwise, required.

I like the Jack White - Meg White - Meg Ryan - Jack Ryan square. And the Yo Yo Ma - Ma Rainey - Jack Ma - Ma Bell pinwheel.
by Reka
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8648

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Actually, somebody posted this to the comment section of explainxkcd: https://www.wired.com/2016/03/closing-apps-save-battery-makes-things-worse/ Basically, a truly-backgrounded ("suspended") app uses no power but can be restarted instantly, while starting an app from scratch is not instan...
by Reka
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8648

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

markfiend wrote:"Closing background apps when you're not using them makes your battery drain faster" Is that true?

That's what I came here to ask. Explainxkcd is not being helpful (yet).
by Reka
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 10643

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

Considering that roads around here usually don't go in the direction they say they do (ie "west" on a certain highway might in fact be more north or south)... Same thing here where I live (Philadelphia suburbs); many of the roads go in a NE-SW or NW-SE directions. [...] just because the r...
by Reka
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 5800

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce. I'm not sure what this means. A reference to the name of the comic (xkcd)? Explainxkcd thinks yes, the title text refers to "xkcd". I guess that's possible: x, c, and d are righ...
by Reka
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1961: "Interaction"
Replies: 28
Views: 3629

Re: 1961: "Interaction"

Hey, Randall? While I do appreciate you including me in your latest strip, I do have more hair than that.
by Reka
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 7434

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

MYSQL SERVER 5.5.45 SECRETLY RUNS TWO PARALLEL DATABASES FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY "S-Q-L" AND "SEQUEL" But does one return results that are subtlety off? As opposed to turning "on" the SUBTLETY flag? Mmm, subtleties... https://i.pinimg.com/736x/72/0c/19/720c19ca873ad1fca544f...
by Reka
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Re: 1955: "Robots"

SuicideJunkie wrote:Wow, these high tech rubber triangles we have at the office have already been rendered completely obsolete!

I think I'm not getting some reference or other. Rubber triangles? Eh?
by Reka
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 7342

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

For my brother-in-law, every bar on the chart needs to go off to the right quite a bit more, to the point where you can't see their ends and can't tell which one took longer. Yeah, he probably spends more time deliberating about camera bags than the camera itself, but that doesn't mean he doesn't sp...
by Reka
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 7307

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Ginger wrote:what the comic is even saying to me? Like, why bother linking Sarahs and chicken pox at all?

Because correlation might not equal causation, but it sure makes for some fun coincidences. :)
by Reka
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 7307

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

AndrewGPaul wrote:The chicken pox incidence graph presumably doesn't quite go to 100% at the top of the curve; I'm 38, and didn't get chicken pox until a couple of years ago. :)

And I'm 46 and have never had chicken pox. Comes from not having friends when I was a kid. :)

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