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by dtilque
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 5529

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

All this political talk and I'm just wondering how Randall picked which landmarks to include. :P I happen to be pumped because he included Hatcher Pass and Summit Lake (north of Wasilla, AK) because that happens to be my favorite few square miles on the planet. "Landmarks from Wikipedia."...
by dtilque
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 5274

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

I've noticed in recent weeks that the spoofers are getting a bit smarter. Instead of spoofing the first 6 digits, they only do the first 5. I guess too many people have gotten wise to their spoofing.
by dtilque
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 11812

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

We've already tried having an egomaniacal billionaire who believes racist conspiracy theories about the media. It's not working out so great. OK, we got one rotten apple. And there's other billionaires I wouldn't vote for either, or for that matter, walk across the street to piss on them if they we...
by dtilque
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 11812

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

My thought: just skip #2 through #7. ETA: more thoughts: add billionaires who own their own spaceship company immediately after #8. I don't think there are any of those that satisfy the "Natural Born Citizen" requirement. Half of them do. And it's not like there aren't lots of others on t...
by dtilque
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 11812

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

My thought: just skip #2 through #7.

ETA: more thoughts: add billionaires who own their own spaceship company immediately after #8.
by dtilque
Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 6427

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Alphonse wrote:
pogrmman wrote:Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.


2000 isn't really important. We're still 48 comics away from a relevant comic number.


Maybe, but we'll probably have a clock count overflow problem ten strips before that one.
by dtilque
Sat May 26, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 9016

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Grop wrote:I took it to mean there was a group named 3rd party extensions.


A google search says the group is named 3rd Party. No extensions.

[Note there seem to be an awful lot of different songs named "Can U feel It"]
by dtilque
Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 9016

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

Hey, where's those sex scenes we were promised?
by dtilque
Fri May 04, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 16062

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

"Gif" is pronounced that way by truncation of the word "gift" By you and a group of other people it's pronounced that way. By myself and others mostly who got online in the early 90s and Steve Wilhite, who is the guy who wrote the damn format, it's pronounced Jif, because that's...
by dtilque
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 6329

Re: 1962: “Generations”

jackal wrote:And it was just earlier this week that I proudly claimed the title of “The Oregon Trail Generation”


Then this xkcd is for you.


[It's one of my favorites, even though I'm not sure I ever played that game.]
by dtilque
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 4523

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.
by dtilque
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1930: "Calendar Facts"
Replies: 32
Views: 5639

Re: 1930: "Calendar Facts"

He missed "Blue" in the type of moons. I'd think the Libation of the Mason-Dixon Line (the Pennsylvania-Maryland border, in part), would be Rye Whiskey. Of the Prime Meridian, Gin. I think there's something about people on one side of the Mason-Dixon going just across the border to buy boo...
by dtilque
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"
Replies: 22
Views: 4494

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Having sex in a self-driving car is no big deal. Probably already been done. The real quesion is: Who's the first to sex have with a self-driving car?"

As for arguments, as long as they don't start arguing about the Monty Hall puzzle or plane-on-a-treadmill question, we're safe.
by dtilque
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1918: "NEXUS"
Replies: 25
Views: 4815

Re: 1918: "NEXUS"

da Doctah wrote:And under a hundred miles from where I'm sitting, there's Picacho Peak.


They named a mountain after a Pokemon?
by dtilque
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9675

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

As of 2012, the state of the art neutrino communications link operated at 1/10 bits per second. http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/mar/19/neutrino-based-communication-is-a-first . That's pretty bad through-put, even if the rate has doubled every year since then. There was a recent advanc...
by dtilque
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:15 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0117: "Distant Death"
Replies: 39
Views: 24660

Re: What-If 0117: "Distant Death"

Looks like the Planetary Protection Officer position is open. Now don't everyone jump up and apply; please note you will have severe competition . Personally, I'm going to wait for the Mars Czar position to open up. My first act, of course, will be to change the position's name. I think I'll go with...
by dtilque
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 5180

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Keyman wrote:Use my invention, and you'll never have to worry about batteries for your phone ever again!!
Spoiler:
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I used your invention and then started worrying about running out of string.
by dtilque
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 12096

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

You're not one of those "Cher never walked on the Moon" people, are you? Sheesh... I'm more of a "Cher never did a Moonwalk" people, myself. And no, don't show me a utube of her doing one. Utube is a known repository of fake videos. It probably has a video of Russell launching a...
by dtilque
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1855: "Telephoto"
Replies: 14
Views: 3391

Re: 1855: "Telephoto"

somitomi wrote:I hope this guy doesn't get into astrophotography, I don't want him scratching Saturns rings.

But it'd be convenient if Uranus gets itchy...
by dtilque
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 6780

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

RogueCynic wrote:
SDK wrote:I'd rather have a shortcut for hard refreshment.



What about the tab key?

A diet soda doesn't quite count as "hard".
by dtilque
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 5879

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

The new incinerator plays "Light My Fire", "Burnin' for You", and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" when it's operating. And, when the firmware determines the pilot light is out, "We Didn't Start the Fire". Could it be upgraded to a "churnin' urn of burnin' funk...
by dtilque
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 9480

Re: 1815: "Flag"

How about we allow the stars to be dynamically changed? Perhaps different emojis to reflect the latest tweets by our Fearless Leader 1 . Or one emoji for the tweets, one for a reply by the opposition, and the last for ... not sure... maybe the stock market movement... foreign reaction... what the Po...
by dtilque
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 6694

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

Marianas Trench:

1/10 Been there just once. In 1960. For 20 minutes. Would not buy again.

Yeah, I'm posting an SDMB in-joke to a different MB. So what?
by dtilque
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1774: "Adjective Foods"
Replies: 64
Views: 10351

Re: 1774: "Adjective Foods"

Rombobjörn wrote:If I would buy something labeled just "Philadelphia" I would expect to get 367 km² of land with a city on it.


Would you care for some Philadelphia lite? Only 27 km².
by dtilque
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 35279

Re: 1759: "British Map"

RAGBRAIvet wrote:Title-text: West Norsussex is east of East Norwessex, but they're both far north of Middlesex and West Norwex.
So where is Gaysex?


At Three Cocks
by dtilque
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 35279

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Scunthorpe frequently falls foul of naughty word filters, as do Penistone, Shitterton[1] and, occasionally, Clitheroe. And as fans of Julian Lennon discovered, "Saltwater". How about the two Twatt's (one in Orkney, one in the Shetlands)? OK, kind of obscure. Do they ever get mentioned oth...
by dtilque
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 35279

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Traditional British definition is that a mountain is something rising past 2000ft. All three mainland nations have >3000ft peaks (Northern Ireland's highest spot is around 2750ft), which makes them plenty above that limit, and more so sbove the poultry United States semi-informal definition of 1000...
by dtilque
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 35279

Re: 1759: "British Map"

There's a section of Massachusetts where there's a Northborough to the west, a Westborough to the south, a Southborough to the east, and to the north, where (il)logically there should be Eastborough, there's Marlborough.
by dtilque
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 6972

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Great Bit Shortage of '78 (or was that '77?). One of those years, anyway. Programmers were scavanging used chads from punch card machines just to get their programs to compile. Man things got really ugly when you'd try to use a modem and found that all its bauds...
by dtilque
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 6972

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Great Bit Shortage of '78 (or was that '77?). One of those years, anyway. Programmers were scavanging used chads from punch card machines just to get their programs to compile. Man things got really ugly when you'd try to use a modem and found that all its bauds ...
by dtilque
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 532
Views: 89587

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

How many others told themselves "wait for it" when they saw Meghan and Cueball, and "there it is" when Oregon flooded? Mostly, it was Washington that was flooded. On a Thursday... https://www.amazon.com/Bretzs-Flood-Remarkable-Geologist-Greatest/dp/1570616310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&...
by dtilque
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1727: "Number of Computers"
Replies: 35
Views: 7323

Re: 1727: "Number of Computers"

2010, the book, was a sequel to the movie, and it's at Jupiter. As I recall (and it's been quite while since I read it), there's one monolith in orbit and a bunch in Jupiter's atmosphere modifying it so that it ignites.
by dtilque
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1727: "Number of Computers"
Replies: 35
Views: 7323

Re: 1727: "Number of Computers"

Do monoliths count in this contest? Weren't there a number of them actually on Jupiter?

How about HAL? I forget what happened to his hardware, so perhaps he doesn't.
by dtilque
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 13024

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

ThirdParty wrote:
dtilque wrote:But Kessel is at Gliese 1132, not Alpha C.
Where Kessel is at rather depends on how many parsecs one makes the run. See orthogon's comment above.


No no no. The way it goes is Kessel is at Gliese 1132, 12 parsecs away. If you can get there by going less than 12 parsecs, then you're really fast.
by dtilque
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 13024

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

cellocgw wrote:
cryptoengineer wrote:Bees evolved their honey production to create a food that could tide them over a single winter, not fuel a voyage to Alpha Centaurus.


Guess it depends on how fast the bees can get there.

Reference #1: Bees making the Kessel Run faster than humans.


But Kessel is at Gliese 1132, not Alpha C.
by dtilque
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1713: "50 ccs"
Replies: 46
Views: 7373

Re: 1713: "50 ccs"

Let me get this straight: we take some corn chips, crumble them up into very small pieces, put them into 50 small cube-shaped containers each 1 centimeter on a side, and presto! we have a hiccup vaccine. Right?
by dtilque
Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 8102

Re: 1684: Rainbow

ThemePark wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:And here I thought the rainbows were a sign that God had brought his pre-teen daughter to work...

Nah, then there would've been unicorns as well.

But they got wiped out in the Flood.
by dtilque
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 35947

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

@maniexx wrote:I like what the EU has done with our currency. Just some made up bridges. At least there's no way to make that political.


You underestimate the ability of Americans to politicize anything!

"We're putting the Bridge to Nowhere on the $100 bill."

"What!!!"
by dtilque
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1664: "Mycology"
Replies: 47
Views: 8323

Re: 1664: Mycology

I suppose the comic is as good an explanation for lawns as we're likely to get.
by dtilque
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 11632

Re: 1650 "Baby"

what OS is it running?

That's a nice child process you spawned.

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