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by ramblinjd
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0141: "Parody Week: Achewood"
Replies: 16
Views: 12820

Re: 0141: "Parody Week: Achewood"

I don't know Achewood, but I know I like bumping long forgotten threads.

Cheers to a decade ago!
by ramblinjd
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 40338

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I see a few categories emerging... feel free to edit/rearrange/discuss: Real places: London Oxford Cambridge Paisley (mislocated) Loch Lomond North Sea Made up places: Camelot Cair Paravel Minas Tirith The Shire Hogsmeade Camelot Helcaraxe Puns on real places: Belfast Devoe Dubstep Everdeen Fjordham...
by ramblinjd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 15815

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

New User wrote:Or, perhaps, that's no moon...


THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT!

I was honestly expecting Randall to do a death star shape as one of them and make that the caption.
by ramblinjd
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 133702

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Hmmmm ... I suddenly want to create a graph of the Dow Jones for the last 50 years (adjusted for inflation, plotted on a sliding average of 5 years). Then 1 month from the end of the graph, I'll switch over to a daily graph. Just for fun. ... The economy is on the fritz by the way. The graph I'm ab...
by ramblinjd
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 130135

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Facebook reminded me that 1 year ago today I encouraged my friends to take the survey.
1 year later I still don't recall results being published.

Anyone have any leads?
by ramblinjd
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"
Replies: 60
Views: 32282

Re: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"

Did anybody else notice the tennis ball says Pen 15 (penis)?

Image
by ramblinjd
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1482: "#NowPlaying"
Replies: 89
Views: 16277

Re: 1482: "#NowPlaying"

...Fortunately, since the song in question is in C anyway, the two coincide. (Again, you need a method for sharps and flats; perhaps a song in a different key - say B major - or perhaps work on hearing what a semitone interval sounds like). We're not sure it's in C major. The notes all fit in A maj...
by ramblinjd
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

Knee Jerk wrote:A.S. Read P.S.

103. The percentage of awesome in this thread! Congrats to all for making it this far. P.S. Someone still has to do 103....because this was a fake post.


Got you covered...

Āpātakālīna! - The number you dial when this occurs.
(Emergency in Hindi = "911" number in India)
by ramblinjd
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

Lehigh University's Marching Band - The Marching 97
by ramblinjd
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count To The First Insignificant Number!
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: Count To The First Insignificant Number!

Digging deep:

Given 40, the Mertens function returns 0. 40 is the smallest number n with exactly 9 solutions to the equation φ(x) = n.

and

41 is the smallest integer whose reciprocal has a 5-digit repetend. That is a consequence of the fact that 41 is a factor of 99999.
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1462: "Blind Trials"
Replies: 63
Views: 17266

Re: 1462: "Blind Trials"

Is Randall taking a break for Christmas? It's Monday at 10:48 AM, and there's been no new comic, nor any word on a delay. Randall's never been late with a comic since I found xkcd. I came here to ask the same question... in 7 years I've never seen it more than a few minutes late, and we're closing ...
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

Vytron wrote:On MLB: Or tie it if some other team also has 82 wins?


No - a winning season just implies the team has more wins than losses - 82 is one more than half the total games in a standard season (162).

85 is the smallest nonzero repetitive digit number in base 4 (1111).
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count To The First Insignificant Number!
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: Count To The First Insignificant Number!

27 is the smallest odd cube (that isn't the same as its cubed root)
28 is the number of possible convex uniform honeycombs
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count To The First Insignificant Number!
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: Count To The First Insignificant Number!

17 is the only prime positive Genocchi number.
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count To The First Insignificant Number!
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: Count To The First Insignificant Number!

15 is the first non-perfect-square that is the product of two odd primes. (3*5 = 15).
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

MLB Winning Season

Spoiler:
"In Major League Baseball, the number of games a team must win to secure a winning season is 82."
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Meeting College Students/Alumni
Replies: 3
Views: 9266

Re: Meeting College Students/Alumni

dg61 wrote:...contact the admissions offices of the schools you're interested in


Agreed. I worked as a tour guide and recruiter in college and we would call, facebook, email, etc. kids across the country, as well as host meet-ups in the summers in our hometowns. They'll have a hookup for you.
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count To The First Insignificant Number!
Replies: 46
Views: 8890

Re: Count To The First Insignificant Number!

10 is the first number in our agreed-upon counting system that uses two digits.
Spoiler:
If that doesn't have enough significance, then it is also the smallest noncototient, a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it.
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

Inaugural games of the Flavian Amphitheatre

Spoiler:
AD 80 - The Colosseum opens


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inaugural_games_of_the_Flavian_Amphitheatre
by ramblinjd
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

Room temperature (for imperial system thermostats) = 72
by ramblinjd
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count by meaningful numbers
Replies: 70
Views: 12846

Re: Count by meaningful numbers

I, for one, quite like this thread, and would like to keep it going.

28.086

The average molecular mass of what's probably in any fake breasts you see.
by ramblinjd
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Connotation Counting
Replies: 142
Views: 24128

Re: Connotation Counting

61. Promethium, which reminds me of the movie Promethius, which was okay.
by ramblinjd
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count by meaningful numbers
Replies: 70
Views: 12846

Re: Count by meaningful numbers

18.8333
The number of feet (length) in the average cross-sectional width of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, a plane I spend a lot of time around at work.

To be more exact, its nominal cabin width is 226".
by ramblinjd
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 123
Views: 144875

Re: What-if the What-If Book is the End of Time^^^^ whatifs?

Used to be that Randall would post a note warning us there'd be a late (or no) new What-If , but nothing at all for a couple weeks now? I was wondering the same thing... What If... every NFL player who committed an assault or other crime were kicked out of the league? I was actually wondering this ...
by ramblinjd
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 14680

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

Personally I'd like to see RM do similar charts for other long skinny geographic regions. Not necessarily with drought/rain - perhaps with migration patterns or demographics, or location of natural disasters/accidents, etc. Good candidates: Tennessee, USA Chile New Zealand Japan Italy Hawaii :?: Any...
by ramblinjd
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 37583

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

I was with him on the "this is something we should do" aside until I zoomed in and saw "all human skin". now I'm leery of the stitching-surfaces-together project if only because I'm somewhat attached to my skin. My thoughts exactly - I was hoping someone else was worried by that.
by ramblinjd
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0093: "Windshield Raindrops"
Replies: 20
Views: 7555

Re: What-If 0093: "Windshield Raindrops"

I feel like Randall must be a bit busy this week. I was expecting, a "but assume the car CAN go Mach = 3..." and then drawings of raindrop force profiles until they were powerful enough to go not only through most production windscreens, but also the driver, the seat, the chassis, and on a...
by ramblinjd
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92528

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I like Fahrenheit better.
by ramblinjd
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92528

Re: 1321: "Cold"

regarding F vs. C: the freezing point of water is a pretty important factor in our day-to-day life. what's that in F again? and at what temperature does water boil? otoh, -17,7C is a completely arbitrary point. F was invented to take the things people might encounter in nature (if they live in nort...

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