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by NemeSys
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2117: "Differentiation and Integration"
Replies: 45
Views: 8546

Re: 2117: "Differentiation and Integration"

If I get really stuck on an integral I just throw Gradshteyn and Ryzhik (8th edition) at it and hope for the best. That or go into a foetal position and cry myself to sleep...
by NemeSys
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 7567

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

cellocgw wrote:With apologies to Groucho,

sometimes an asteroid is just an asteroid.


Wasn't that Sigmund Freud?

As for the asteroid itself, I'm waiting to see if the flat earth loonies claim this as some sort of proof...
by NemeSys
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 17909

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

I still use the first email account I got (Orange, mid-1992); my Nokia mobile phone is over 20 years old, it does what I expect of it, and I use Winamp to play music files on my PC. I'm not a Luddite, these things are simply reliable and I like them, so I have no reason to change.
by NemeSys
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1725: "Linear Regression"
Replies: 27
Views: 9202

Re: 1725: "Linear Regression"

Damn it! Now when I look at Orion all I can see is him throwing a frisbee ("Fetch, Canis Major, fetch!")
by NemeSys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 12724

Re: 1650 "Baby"

"Nice. Another contribution to the population problem."

I don't get invited to many christenings...
by NemeSys
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"
Replies: 43
Views: 7808

Re: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"

This strip reminded me of James Mason's character Timonides in The Fall of the Roman Empire. Alec Guinness (playing the emperor Marcus Aurelius) noted: "Ask Timonides what day of the week it is and he'll give you a lecture on the history of the calendar." I'm guilty of the same thing. Ask ...
by NemeSys
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 51661

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

I've always taken the American version to mean "I could care less...but I don't" i.e.: I don't - or couldn't - care less/don't care at all.

Just don't get me started on the misuse of 'of', which is spreading like the Black Death (and it's Black Death or the Plague, not the Black Plague...)
by NemeSys
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 27957

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Has anyone seen 'Twenty-First Century: Voyage through the Vacuum'? I've heard it's rather good...
by NemeSys
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 107962

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

cantab314 wrote:
Obviously antimatter would be off the scale, but suffers from the same issue as plutonium.



Antimatter? Pfff.

Darkmatter? Nah.

ANTIdarkmatter? Now you're talking.
by NemeSys
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 21264

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

Alright, enough bloody nonsense about Animorphs (whatever the hell those are), time to get serious. Books to preserve should civilisation collapse? I'll start with The Feynman Lectures on Physics and The Oxford English Dictionary , though initially we're going to need basic survival skills to get us...
by NemeSys
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24663

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

The medical term for earwax is cerumen.

Just thought I'd share that.

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