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by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel

I'm fascinated at the difference at what is coming up for different people. Ignoring sponsored links (because obviously these would be influenced by who's currently paying for advertising as well as search history?) my first hit is a bicycle wheel and my second is a rim for a car tire (a.k.a. car ty...
by Marsh'n
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 10850

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Well, it's looking like hedgehog versus the milky way. Who will triumph?

ETA: Has anyone been tracking the icon associated with the commentary? I noticed it changed overnight but I don't know if there were more than two variants.
by Marsh'n
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 10850

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

The commentary language seems to be asymptotically approaching Basic English + emoticons. Prediction: The first April Fool's joke is the entire thing is canned, both the voting, the winning entries, and the commentary. The second April Fool's joke is that Randall has actually captured all of the cli...
by Marsh'n
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 6923

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

I don't understand the reference to "Never trust anyone who talks to you from inside a circle.". It has immediately made me paranoid. It must be some cultural reference I don't understand. Please help me! Is it something to do with witchcraft? I don't have specifics, but that was my thoug...
by Marsh'n
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2109: "Invisible Formatting"
Replies: 44
Views: 7599

Re: 2109: "Invisible Formatting"

What keyboard do you use? G-board has had that feature for a long time, including with Lollipop. And this is all well and good, and a useful feature, except that about 50% of the time that I try to use it, my Android phone pops up a "which keyboard do you want to switch to" dialog in resp...
by Marsh'n
Wed May 09, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1991: "Research Areas by Size and Countedness"
Replies: 30
Views: 5399

Re: 1991: "Research Areas by Size and Countedness"

I think a few of these are in the wrong place. "Geology" for example. Some of these issues depend on whether your counting species or individuals - is the planet one rock, or billions of separate rocks? Do you measure how many by class (sedimentary, metamorphic), by species (sandstone, gr...
by Marsh'n
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 7319

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

(The biggest traffic problems in 1999 Cornwall were after the eclipse. For obvious reasons ...) Well, some of the biggest traffic problems in the 2016 election were also after the election... and those crashed the Canadian Immigration web site. We'd better hope these traffic problems don't crash th...
by Marsh'n
Wed May 10, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 15036

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

I would have thought there would be a more careful definition of the peak width than "9 or 10 years." Is that measured as full width at half max (FWHM - it doesn't look like it), full width at tenth max (FWTM, quite possibly), six sigma (probably not)? Just had to chime in since peak width...
by Marsh'n
Thu May 05, 2016 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 18186

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

There can be no Unicode snakes without Unicode ladders. I see what you did there. On this side of the pond, it was changed to 'chutes,' so you'll have to chute your snakes. And then throw them off this mother-effing plane onto the mother-effing chute? :D Wouldn't the norm be to throw them off the p...
by Marsh'n
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 126073

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Oh, endlessly. My sense of humor is is 99% filtering. Or maybe just filters 99%, so the bad puns and intentional "cute" errors that get through are the top 1% of what my subconscious is inflicting on me. Some years ago I discovered a correlation - the happier I am and the better my life i...
by Marsh'n
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 126073

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

I wonder if this can double as a dating ap? I'd be cool with that... I certainly think people attracted to xkcd are going to be above-average (in multiple senses) matches. But now I wish I'd saved my answers! :) A few random bits I do remember: My first 2 animals were "pig giraffe" and my...
by Marsh'n
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 16279

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

Of course by the time you could deep scan someone like that and then assemble an exact duplicate of them, you could likely also deep scan them and just make modifications to them on the fly right there. Scan someone for cancer cells, destroy any cancer cells detected in-place; why bother rebuilding...
by Marsh'n
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 16279

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

Al-pocalypse wrote:This comic has become alarmingly prophetic:
My grandma, called Margaret, kicked the bucket last night.


Al-pocalypse, I'm sorry for your loss.

On a somewhat different note, what's with the the alt-text?
ETA: Sorry, I guess this post is somewhat gross.
by Marsh'n
Tue May 05, 2015 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18589

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

So you're saying that, in England, a contraption such as the one I linked to is also used as the means to heat your house in the winter? That... seems simpler than having what I have - a natural gas-powered water heater in the basement right next to the natural gas-powered forced-air furnace. Huh. ...
by Marsh'n
Fri May 01, 2015 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18589

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

Dropping thing into them SUCKS, in part because now you've gotta unscrew a grate, and reach into some black unknown pit because it probably slid/rolled off to the side into a place that's likely full of spiders or something. Oh, and you also gotta watch 'em if you have small animals(like hedgehogs)...
by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18589

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

So if we have concluded that this "vent" is a heating vent, I think there's a simple solution to this. Turn on the heat, wait until the ductwork reaches at least 30°C, and then start filling the duct with gallium. Once the phone rises to the top, retrieve it, and then make sure the house c...
by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

In the meantime, new Othercomic in which we learn how BHG destroyed the Gibraltar dam... Also, we learn how large Luckys (Luckies?) can get. I guess Cuegan got a little lucky meeting such a little Lucky. I sure wouldn't want to meet one that could pounce on the earth. Even if it was empynkened. htt...
by Marsh'n
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

I love you xuys. Has any one figured out a way to crawl into the forum from the Outside * and live in here, where people are pleasant and reasonable, and occasionally dunk each other in chocolate or start chopping away with punsaws in the most civilized way? I am so looking for a way never to get ou...
by Marsh'n
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 155909

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

How do you pronounce it? In America it's often /'keɪtlɪn/ or something close, and in Ireland I think it's supposed to be /kat'lɪ:n/ or something close. Those are kind of far away from one another. If you are unfamiliar with IPA, an inadequate way to show the difference is to say that it's KATE-leen...
by Marsh'n
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: Spoilered for seriousness

As you can see, I fear for my future here. So this might serve as a warning, if banning is the proper consequence, that means I'll be gone. I'm just going to echo Gmal here with an additive - check out more of the forum. Realize what you did wasn't bad, though I know it seems like everyone's gangin...
by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

Thanks was Thee comments on our Slacks about Sysiphus. I was slacking off and failed to cut to the chase. Now that I've chased the cut, I'm panting. (I honestly didn't realize you'd created that, BTW!) Also, Hi HAL!!! In the meantime, holey sieves, Batman! lmjb's signature: http://forums.xkcd.com/d...
by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

Break all the rules! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=43104 That's Madnethth! (Also the OTT.) You may want to check the wiki page , Marsh'n. I sea, he said with pride, as he picked up his donuts and punsaw. http://designcanyon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/17_Thirsty-Pride-8-Lions-Drink...
by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 155909

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by Marsh'n
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

see, the thing about thith game as it has gotten us to post in places we don't usually. like here, and fora games, and general. we're engaging in threads we wouldn't asking questions, it's promoting interfora unity in that way. so basically our point is GO FIND SOMEWHERE TO MAKE POINTS HAPPEN AND T...
by Marsh'n
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: ook ook ook et. al.

BlitzGirl wrote:A few more screenshots of ook Madnethth:
[...]

Otherthread for 1500:


BG, don't you mean "Alex, I'll take Otherthread for 1500"?

ETAPS: Has anyone declared the sieve to be a holey sieve? If not, then in the name of Eratosthenes (and his britches) I declare this a holey sieve.
by Marsh'n
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

Neil_Boekend wrote:All hail the Great Lord Vetinari.


Are his followers Vetinarians? And can they cure my poor redundakitty of her lack of pynkness?

ETA corrections from angels
by Marsh'n
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

Tree! Wreckoning! Fractionation by curcurbits abound. Thynk pynk! Fancy the pantsies! Oh we'm so excited to be a part of it this time! Lurrrrve, Marsh'n ETA: I apparently complied with the prevpage's decree, sight unseen. I'm sort of schitzing backward now because why not. Ennyway, wreckoning is lov...
by Marsh'n
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

Schizoposting. Present: @ucim, great OTTification. Wish I'd thought of it! (Particularly since it involves my erstwhile back yard...) Past: Waffles waffles waffles, yummy! I love them all! http://tokiohotelamerica.net/forum/images/smilies/Waffle_Love_by_phillyzero.gif And between, actual photos from...
by Marsh'n
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Molpy, up!

Since this seems to be the format of the day when blitzing NP620, here ya' go. Waited For It http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=48179&t=1 burma shave Redundant... seriously... unless you didn't read the above, in which case this is the condensed one-click version. molpy_up_crop.jpg I fina...
by Marsh'n
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

She learned to fly ? Welcome back to the past, Smithers! Apropos of nearly nothing, other than the theme of having discussed everything under the sun in the OTT (ongoing where I am on NP618): that guy has terrible scythe technique. Anyone else here into scythes? European or American snath? ETA: 1 T...
by Marsh'n
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

And if you do math, you don't say you're doing maths... oh wait. :lol: ETA = Edited To Add here's a distribution map Google found for me: That appears to be highly political in distribution. Do the trees have voting rights? I suggest we leave politics out of this, seems to drive some people bark in...
by Marsh'n
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

Marsh'n blitzing to you from NP http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=48045 / 2263. Alternately, NP A000045[15] / A001630[15] but I couldn't find the latter in closed form. Megan looks at the tree-ONG Ugh, this one is so long maybe I should spoiler the TOC! ⋅ HES,dado,Cadellin,wavene...
by Marsh'n
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 58739

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

I'll second gmvaliuk's and Marsh'n's comments about moonlight. I have taken color time exposures of moonlit scenes; they come out surprisingly warm. Second gmvaliuk, then - he was correcting me... Dim light is perceived as bluer than it is because of the way our eyes work (the "blue cones"...
by Marsh'n
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 58739

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Well, that was a failed nerd sniping attempt. :( I got it, but I thought I was a little late to the party to giggle. Maybe it was a successful color-blindness sniping attempt instead? I find I'm rather sensitive to this these days as the marketing people keep telling us to use "red" and &...
by Marsh'n
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 58739

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

[...] and only interrupts the sequence with timely strips when some cultural event occurs that he deems strip-worthy? Wow, did you really just say "strip-worthy" about a dress? And I thought I was bad, hitting on Megan in the bar back there... ETA for relevance: I guess I'm in the camp of...
by Marsh'n
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just want to log in because I think others here will share my sentiment: Goodbye, Mr. Spock! Your garden had many perfect moments to share. Indeed. :cry: Well, I suppose he lived long an prospered, at least. Also, a "heads up": @DrSamCarter is online and at RNP-1. So, "just in cake&q...
by Marsh'n
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 58739

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

While everyone else is bickering about the dress... *asks Megan for a date* "That's a very clever dress you're wearing. I know a restaurant with interesting lighting conditions... I'd love to see how you look in cerulean and chartreuse!" ETA: @suffer-cait - Hi! I'm not panicking! At least,...
by Marsh'n
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Re: 1190: "Time"

@taixzo - Happy RNM! :D @suffer-cait - Welcome, and happy 2*taixzo RNM (round number milestone) to you as well! (What do you feel makes us wusses?) @adnapemit - Yes. But I'm no better at the ASCII version than I would be at the original. Oh, and hi again! @addams - I love "bicycle no one could ...
by Marsh'n
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

MOLPY: order placed

:D Squeeeeee! :D I just had to share. This should be on its way to me shortly: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=47777 I suppose I'll have to follow up with an Outside @ photo when the carcastle is wearing it... a few weeks I'm told. @ Literally... not going to bring the carcastle in the c...
by Marsh'n
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107149
Views: 48842517

Molpy returns to raptorcat

This molpy has finally arrived as his castle growl . I want to thank all y'all (the on-the-OTT and on-the-IRC crews as well as the in-Bochum OTTers) for a really treeish Time these last many days. I am gradually fading back into the past (NP 605 and counting) but will probably retain at least a ghos...

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