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by Korbl
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 5489

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

Alternatively, using a watts/kg list I found on stackexchange, I could make a flight suit with some quadcopters using this 6500w motor... I think 3 quadcopters would nearly do it for "3D Acrobatics." Of course, that would run about $6000 for the motors alone...
by Korbl
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 5489

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

How many quadcoptors of what size would I need to make a flightsuit capable of lifting 400 lbs?
by Korbl
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0107: "Letter to Mom"
Replies: 44
Views: 9850

Re: What-If 107: "Letter to Mom"

What's your definition of "hand-written letter", Korbl? In my world, that's the physical object, not the information it contains. My definition of a "hand-written letter" is a letter written by hand rather than typed. An image of a letter would still be hand-written, because it'...
by Korbl
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:06 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0107: "Letter to Mom"
Replies: 44
Views: 9850

Re: What-If 107: "Letter to Mom"

What's your definition of "hand-written letter", Korbl? In my world, that's the physical object, not the information it contains. My definition of a "hand-written letter" is a letter written by hand rather than typed. An image of a letter would still be hand-written, because it'...
by Korbl
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:41 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0107: "Letter to Mom"
Replies: 44
Views: 9850

Re: What-If 107: "Letter to Mom"

The actual question in the What If is about a specific handwritten letter that exists (or will exist at a specified time) in the questioners place in Chicago, and needs to be got from there to his mother in New Jersey. What’s the fastest way to get a hand-written letter from my place in Chicago to ...
by Korbl
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 23533

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Sketchy: - Cow"

Less Sketchy: - Cow cover performance."
by Korbl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Visibility range of objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Visibility range of objects

Ok, that's better. Yeah, on a flat world the thing would be visible pretty much anywhere... which would be amusing... "You know that dark line that's always been on the horrizon? Yeah, it's the tree." but I think I just finalized my decision that the world is round. Thank you all very much...
by Korbl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Visibility range of objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Visibility range of objects

Thanks to both of you, this helps a lot.

(yeah, I'm an american, and a culinary type at that, so I'm used to Imperial, but I figure I'd use metric since I was asking people who are probably more used to that. Does that make sense?)
by Korbl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Visibility range of objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Visibility range of objects

It's for a D&D game, basically it's Yggdrasil.

I have no clue what an arc second is (I stopped at chemistry in High School, where I did poorly). Can you give me an idea of that distance in feet or miles or at least metric distances? Curvature and atmospheric distance aren't super important.
by Korbl
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Visibility range of objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Visibility range of objects

Say you have a petrified tree, 1.6 km in diameter, 8 km in height, in a barren desert, in the middle of the day.

Assuming no obstructions, from how far away could the human eye detect the tree?
by Korbl
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 24194

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

I just came to say:
"Thank you, Randy, for finally explaining fucking darkvision in D&D." (albeit probably unintentionally).
by Korbl
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 39888

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

I would have to graciously decline. Due to a birth quirk, I can't wear toe socks/shoes. No matter how much I'd like to.
by Korbl
Mon May 07, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 53888

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Culinary Arts isn't so bad.
by Korbl
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 143211

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

ah, thanks. I can see them, so it was misleading. I'll fix it.
by Korbl
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hacking fast food
Replies: 61
Views: 24303

Re: Hacking fast food

You can't refry beans without lard, that's a cost-cutting measure. In the supermarket, find the beans section. There is such a thing as vegetarian refried beans, and yes, they taste good, as long as you like the taste of beans to begin with. They probably use shortening instead, which is essentiall...
by Korbl
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 143211

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c233/koomori/PlatedDessertPj1_5635.jpg http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c233/koomori/CoconutRumCustard_2138.jpg http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c233/koomori/ChocolateSouffleKumquat_5787.jpg Now guess where that's all from...
by Korbl
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 332345

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Big Ol' Slice of Doom
3R
Artifact- Equipment
Equip: 4, Sacrifice a creature

Equipped Creature gains +5/+0, Double Strike, Trample and Deathtouch

Next Card: Caster Oil
by Korbl
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 42853

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

Perdido Street Station disturbed me to no end. Meiville is such a descriptive writer... and his scenes are disturbing in themselves. *lightbulb goes on* Oh... that's what I recognize the book's name from... it's a place in Transmetropolitan... now I have to read Perdido Street Station just because ...
by Korbl
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 59466

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

How long before someone critics it on its humour?. :wink: This theory would be of interest to solipsists, and they wouldn't care if no-one rang* them. *It just occurred to me that Americans say "call", we say "ring". Ours isn't confusing, "Ring your sister will you" me...
by Korbl
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Political Fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

Re: Political Fiction

I would suggest two things: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson (ok, in strictest of technicalities, I'm not sure it's fiction or nonfiction, and I'm not entirely sure it's political, but it's a good read nonetheless) Transmetropolitan a series of graphic novels by Warren Ellis (Very...
by Korbl
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 22557

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Why the website looks like it is: GeoCities is shutting down today. To commemorate this, xkcd.com has been redesigned. I find the web design hilarious and nostalgic. PS. ARGH, ninja'd! But I agree with the above. I find it eye-bleedingly horrible... I learned very early on to avoid Geocities sites....
by Korbl
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 171235

Re: The Order of the Stick

LuNatic wrote:Wow. Belkar's got democracy totally down pat.

yeah, I like how Roy basically flat out lies when he says the situation is more complicated than Belkar's summation. It really is that simple. Regardless of what Roy believes.
by Korbl
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunter S. Thompson (Merg'd wi' Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
Replies: 18
Views: 3679

Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

I picked up and read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas after learning that Spider Jerusalem was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson. I found it rather disappointing. I'm reading Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 and it is just as interesting. Great political book so far. This one I may have to c...
by Korbl
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 48839

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

In fact I think that's the crux of it, he is a murderer, pure and simple, but he restricts himself to killing other murderers. Uh, no. He doesn't. He dropped a guy down an elevator shaft just for being a bit too *excited* about cartoon supervillainy. Rorschach restricts his killing to "people ...
by Korbl
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 48839

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

I like Rorschach because he doesn't compromise. In the end, he's the only person who sees what Veidt did and can't allow himself to let it go. There are a ton of reasons to hate him--he's a true vigilante, brutally murdering criminals without a second thought--but even though he's seemingly brutal ...
by Korbl
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why Spider Jerusalem adopts the three-eyed Transient Smiley?
Replies: 9
Views: 9812

Re: Why Spider Jerusalem adopts the three-eyed Transient Smiley?

The transients were kindof representative of Spider's relationship with people as a whole: He thought they were dumb. He had nothing but contempt for their stupidity and the way they so readily left themselves open for exploitation by authority and independent bad people alike (the cops and fred ch...
by Korbl
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 111
Views: 27778

Re: "Suspicion" Discussion

Man, I haven't interacted with a chat robot since SmarterChild, and that one didn't push products. I found it pretty funny, though, haha. Silly computers, unable to read simple words just because they're images and messed up a little. I haven't talked to one since I first heard about them at age......
by Korbl
Mon May 18, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 29106

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

heh, I got home from club last night kinda depressed, then I read this... made me night a lot better and made me glad I decided to check today's webcomics.
by Korbl
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 18807

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

never underestimate the power of good satirical metal to produce disturbing results for this: "Tentacles on my Preschool Prostitute" Tentacles= HP Lovecraft Historical Society Ham on my Bone= Gwar Preschool Prostitute= Gwar I could get much more disturbing with Cannibal Corpse titles, but,...
by Korbl
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 14589

Re: "Borders" Discussion

dammit Randall! Don't give me ideas like that.... now I want to go capture the UNs flags...
by Korbl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 62299

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Ok, I have to request the last panel as a shirt.. that was awesome... and I need a Don Quixote shirt anyway... the word quixotic describes me all too well...
by Korbl
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 62010

Re: "Base System" discussion

I thought about going the other direction so I could make the obvious Uranus joke, but I had an actual logical reason for the direction I went (things get hotter the closer you get to the sun, until of course you get to the sun and fry to a crisp on the altar.) and thought that better than a single ...
by Korbl
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0236: "Collecting Double-Takes"
Replies: 159
Views: 60367

Re: soup

Buying a six inch nail and a bouillon cube at spring equinox. If in Scandinavia. In other places, exchange the nail with a stone :? Keep on observing 8) wuh? My best is a box of 12 condoms, a pack of 6 ping-pong balls, and 4 Glo-sticks. I went in to get condoms, because I had run out, and pong ball...
by Korbl
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 62010

Re: "Base System" discussion

I'd much rather have a t-shirt. Though I think I'd have to get a new one for each ballpark.... using it as a score card is just too good an idea to pass up... also, as to questions as to what retrograde wheelbarrow is... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=retrograde%20wheelbarrow As true...
by Korbl
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 62010

Re: "Base System" discussion

Great comic! Whenever I hear about the "bases," it reminds me of how John Gray, the Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus guy, did a detailed analysis of this system that was so incredibly serious that it amused me to no end... I think the discussion on this forum pretty well discredits...

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