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by suso
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 2638

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

I'm disappointed that clicking on Yes or No didn't do something spectacular in XKCD form.
by suso
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 3183

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

Disclaimer: I'm saying all this realizing that I have a bias of my own by running a popular twitter feed for command line tips. :D I think we're overcoming the stigma/stereotype of the command line being obsolete. The general public now associates that black window with text in it mostly with "...
by suso
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 65
Views: 4072

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

This one almost seems like a new meme. I like it.
by suso
Wed May 24, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1841: "Who?"
Replies: 29
Views: 2897

Re: 1841: "Who?"

For reference, the keystone beer commercial regarding bluetooth headsets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khn1d6LQ8PU
by suso
Fri May 19, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1839: "Doctor Visit"
Replies: 19
Views: 3113

Re: 1839: "Doctor Visit"

Is it an AI doctor?
by suso
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7341

1823: "Hottest Editors"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hottest_editors.png Alt text: "Elon Musk finally blocked me from the internal Tesla repository because I wouldn't stop sending pull requests for my code supporting steering via vim keybindings." I think Randall is trying to start another civil war on the anniv...
by suso
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 4590

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

One I came across about a year ago was reviews of supercomputing data centers like San Diego Supercomputer center: ★★ i'm recive a ddos atack from this location -- Clayton Bernardino https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Diego+Supercomputer+Center/@32.8843003,-117.2421558,17z/data=!4m7!3m6!1s0x80dc0...
by suso
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 10343

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

Silhalnor wrote:There are surprisingly few posts here. Didn't this forum use to be more active last time I was here... quite possibly a year ago?


We were waiting for you to come back. Good to see you again.
by suso
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 10343

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/153/texas.png Let's take this further. Assuming this is an orthographic projection and those people aren't communicating via radio, those people are 107 miles tall and can't hear each other because there is no longer an atmosphere. Perhaps related: https://what-if.xk...
by suso
Fri May 20, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 15936

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Best alt text ever.

Its getting harder and harder to read alt text in newer browsers.
by suso
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

Obviously, I missed the animated avatar train.
by suso
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

I think Randall got a quadcopter recently. I think Randall also knows that we all got quadcopters recently. :twisted:
by suso
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 11730

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

Thanks Randall, now I won't feel so awkward posting my sex joke to @climagic today.
by suso
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"
Replies: 29
Views: 5328

Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

DougDean wrote:So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.


They also won the Conflict of Interest Championships.
by suso
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"
Replies: 29
Views: 5328

Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

RANDALL GET OUT OF MY HEAD!! So in the past few days I've been trying to schedule an in person meeting among 3 teams and 10 different people sometime over the next couple months. I offered 16 different time choices and there is not one time that all people are available. Well there is one time when ...
by suso
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 27745

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Cool chart! Doesn't Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit belong somewhere in there between 1 million and a billion years ago?
by suso
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1457:"Feedback"
Replies: 23
Views: 6292

Re: 1457:"Feedback"

I was wondering if this was some reference to Hak5's wifi pineapple:

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/w ... t=81044992
by suso
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"
Replies: 32
Views: 9431

Re: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"

Maybe Randall is too young for this one, but it would have been hilarious if the last job on the list was TV/VCR or gun repairman.

Reference: Sally Struthers tells you how you can get your degree at home
by suso
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 11815

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

I am a little disappointed about how short of a time-frame is being graphed. In terms of historical perspective, 15 years is hardly enough to see any real patterns. It would be cool to see this graph extended exactly what I came here to say. How far back does the data go? <AOL>Me too!</AOL> There w...
by suso
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 30539

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

The folks who sorted out the connectivity between various synths, sequencers, and other electronic sound devices before MIDI came along deserve a special section in the Music Hall Of Fame ... Right on. Its pretty amazing that MIDI has required so little revision in its now 30 year history. Obviousl...
by suso
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 30987

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

rocketsocks wrote:Can we convince Randall to do a mini-kickstarter to make a poster version of this with the surfaces of all the other bodies filled in with details?


Soon to be on the walls of science classes everywhere.
by suso
Wed May 14, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

Usually all claims in the media of being the first, last, only, fastest, slowest, biggest or smallest just means that the claimant didn't do enough research.
by suso
Thu May 01, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 20466

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

Why does the building have to go straight up? What about curving it back on itself or building the building sideways laying on the ground. Sure it would be weird, but at least it would be easier to accomplish, plus it would be easier to build it in modules and have lots of people working on it. Or m...
by suso
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 20466

What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/94/ My daughter—age 4.5—maintains she wants a billion-story building. It turns out not only is that hard to help her appreciate this size, I am not at all able to explain all of the other difficulties you'd have to overcome. Keira, via Steve Brodovicz, Media, PA http://what-i...
by suso
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 28050

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

Hiferator wrote:
suso wrote:Imagine theres no signatures....

... it's easy if you try.
No line below posts,
above them only subjects.
Immagine all the people,
reading on-topic text!
Wohoho...

(But actually, this was highly off-topic and I don't really mind signatures.^^")



Thanks for playin :o
by suso
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 28050

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

Does this mean Google had to license 8.8.8.8 somehow from BB&N Inc? http://xkcd.com/195/ Time for a bit of history. BB&N is actually BBN Technologies now and owned by Raytheon, but it stood for Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Although they are not a household name and even most geeks would not re...
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 17464

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

My favorite "a ha" moment here was the "thousands of kilometers" note/citation. I think we need to start using SI prefixes for our larger numbers. How far is it from the earth to the sun? Wiki says 1.496 x 10 8 . Instead, it should be 149.6 megameters, or 0.1496 gigameters. How ...
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 17464

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

cellocgw wrote:No Alt-Text? waaaah.


On the bright side, your complaint made me realize I've been missing out on that part of what-if. I knew about the alt text in the regular comics, but didn't realize it was there in what-if. Thanks.
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 17464

What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

Link to what-if #0089

Tungsten Countertop seems like a great name for a heavy metal band.

Image
by suso
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 128
Views: 43037

Re: 1335: "Now"

Image
by suso
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 30647

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

Egads, the total size of all the gifs of today's comic is 8.3MB. Figuring that XKCD gets around 100k readers (I have no idea), that's about 800GB of bandwidth today. I hope Randall gets a good deal on his image hosting.
by suso
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 30647

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

bachaddict wrote:
LE4dGOLEM wrote:Can't wait for the poster

I wanted to make my own one right away, but the the printout won't flash :(


Finally, a real use for those digital picture frames I got for christmas. Thanks Randall.
by suso
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"
Replies: 54
Views: 15659

Re: 1309: "Infinite Scrolling"

Nothing I post here complaining about the problem will change the problem.
by suso
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
Replies: 71
Views: 14417

Re: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"

What I'm wondering is why the Earth is at the center (or near center) of this diagram? Are we still that arrogant?
by suso
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 27870

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

The first thing I thought: Whoa, Hackers is out on Blu Ray?

Actually, it isn't on Blu Ray yet. Or is that part of the bait? Nobody seems to be mentioning that.

Related: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Release-Hackers-on-Blu-Ray/188295297860020
by suso
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 33534

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Ok I was just being silly with the TLDR. Actually thank you Randall for this insight into the world because this is one of my own long standing questions about the world, which is "How much do things really change? Is the world changing or is it just me?" This comic summarizes at least par...
by suso
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 33534

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

TLDR
by suso
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 147
Views: 43372

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Gauteamus wrote:Haven't actually seen any Star Trek movies, but great reference to .-=conTact=-.


I was wondering if anyone else caught that reference.
by suso
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 267
Views: 49696

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Wow! Has it been two years since all that went down? Where has the time gone?
by suso
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 39538

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

The newest thing they're testing here in Phoenix is flashing yellow left-turn arrows. That wasn't covered when I got my license, so I'm going to have to interpret it as a transmission from the mothership. Red light: stop. Green light: go. Yellow light: go, very fast. Flashing blue light: you're dri...

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