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by PlayMp1
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1294: "Telescope Names"
Replies: 89
Views: 22837

Re: 1294: "Telescope Names"

Does it occur to anyone else that these are effectively item descriptors from RPGs?

Astronomers aren't in it for the Science!, they're in it for the +4 Telescope of Devastation that the quest subject will give them once they turn in their findings regarding exosolar planets.
by PlayMp1
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1189: "Voyager 1"
Replies: 119
Views: 52971

Re: 1189: "Voyager 1"

I picked up on it when I saw heliodrome. Everything after, like, the second part of the list is probably fake, but heliodrome stuck out to me.
by PlayMp1
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 98684

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I'd like to note that a large number of languages have dissimilar month names, even Western European languages. January in Spanish is "enero" (note the lack of capitalization, and its complete non-relatedness to other languages - apparently it's thanks to Andalusian Arabic), August in Fren...

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