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by Semiraghe
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 122345

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Rzah wrote:Am I missing something? the graph in the comic doesn't change scale.


I was wondering the same thing. It seems to just show very clearly how much the pace has picked up, and maybe the sudden change in temperature rate makes it seem like the scale changed as well.
by Semiraghe
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0876: "Trapped"
Replies: 90
Views: 18066

Re: 0876: "Trapped"

FertRaccoon wrote:
DennyMo wrote:BTW, isn't the UK version of 911 "999"? What about other countries?



I think the UK version of 911 is 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3.


I was trying to think of a clever way to mention this is from IT Crowd, but instead I will just laugh at your well placed humor. Thank you good person.
by Semiraghe
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0770: "All the Girls"
Replies: 95
Views: 28067

Re: "All the Girls" (#770)

Sortie wrote:I have also successfully looked a girl in her eyes and told her "Yeah, you are my type." Of course, that wasn't the whole truth.


So you are type casting? . . . Sorry couldn't help myself on that pun/cs joke.
by Semiraghe
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0706: "Freedom"
Replies: 122
Views: 26761

Re: "Freedom" Discussion

This is how people with vertigo feel. " Sure, I'm safe as long as I don't fling myself over the edge like a crazy person. But what if I did? " I'm not sure if there are two types of vertigo, but having been diagnosed with it once in high school I can say it is nothing like this. The versi...
by Semiraghe
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Double Major Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: Double Major Question

Having completed a double major/degree just a couple of years ago it is definitely doable. Mine was in Aerospace engineering and computer science, so it helped that I had some course overlap at the basic level, but after freshman year almost none other than some math classes. Because of this and my ...
by Semiraghe
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 54944

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

Earth's gravity well depth has 3 different figures: 5478, 6000, 6379km. The last one should be the correct one. That's what my calculations say as well. The 6000 is obviously an approximation, but why 5478? Is it a simple error, or is there something more subtle behind it? -- Claus Having not done ...
by Semiraghe
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 34305

Re: "The Search" Discussion

Shame on all of you for not having quoted this yet on a geek forum while debating what constitutes intelligent life. From the Hitchhiker's Guide. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York...

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