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by Keyman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 49
Views: 2650

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

ANC Ankh-Morpork [Not a real place] > Anchorage

It's NOT?!?!?
by Keyman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 3165

Re: 1935: "2018"

Also, I want to register a complaint against my sister: she didn't make a niece-calendar this year, so my office wall is woefully bare. Feel free to download and print the Ecclesiastical Calendar of the Order of the Holy Contradiction, and to join the One True Thread to learn how it came about. :) ...
by Keyman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 3165

Re: 1935: "2018"

Or.... Turn to the second page of the new calendar your administrative assistant has so efficiently provided for you. If there's 29 days, it's a leap year. If there's 28 it's a regular year. If there's more than 29, it's a joke. Or it's one of those "16-month" calendars they sell in mall ...
by Keyman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 3165

Re: 1935: "2018"

Or....

Turn to the second page of the new calendar your administrative assistant has so efficiently provided for you.

If there's 29 days, it's a leap year.
If there's 28 it's a regular year.
If there's more than 29, it's a joke.
by Keyman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

As of now, the only references I get are...back to the cartoon, or to various blogs, etc. that repost/refer back to this cartoon.

Autometaxkcd??
by Keyman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

"Ok, Google-" Sound of gunshot and body hitting the floor. In voice of Alexa or Siri: "What can she do for you that I can't?" Yes, my mind took that somewhere dark. I want to take this moment to express my extreme displeasure that trying "Ok, Google" on Siri gets a hum...
by Keyman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1926: "Bad Code"
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: 1926: "Bad Code"

Knowing the only thing I know about 'coding' is what I hear here, and what can be explained down at explainxkcd when these kinds of comics get posted, and having to google terms like "Haskell function" and "parsing html", would: "Who does he think he is, Jon Skeet?" be ...
by Keyman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 4272

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

Rombobjörn wrote:
tempest69 wrote:I hate "degrees Celsius " Centigrade is a much better word

I think "funnygrade" is a much better word than "Fahrenheit".

Fahrsius.
by Keyman
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 2498

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

What a fun day for me. My two favorite fora are talking the same subject. So if you do want to join in some other "irresponsible specializations" the APOD folk are having some fun with it too. For the "real" picture: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171122.html Discussion threads her...
by Keyman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 5458

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

I was mildly surprised to see Minneapolis on the right half of the chart, until I remembered that we regularly have summer days in the 90s. For some reason my brain interpreted this to mean that during summer, your city regularly goes back in time a couple of decades. I see you've been to Our Fair ...
by Keyman
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 5406

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Twitter created a verification badge (Instagram and Facebook have similar) to let you know that you are looking at the real account of a famous person and not a parody account. It makes it easier to tell which tweets are from, say, Donald Trump and not someone pretending to be him and posting outra...
by Keyman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 4769

Re: 1913: "A �"

Probably why it took so long for somebody to start the thread.

Do we know if that counts as just one character, or two, or three, in the newly expanded #280 Twitter-verse?
by Keyman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1908: Credit Card Rewards
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: 1908: Credit Card Rewards

Silly cartoon character. Why limit yourself to just one credit card when you could get two or three and exploit the deals in sequence, transfering your balance between them for extra weeks of 0% borrowing? Except no credit card I've ever encountered applies an introductory no-interest offer to bala...
by Keyman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1906: "Making Progress"
Replies: 21
Views: 3030

Re: 1906: "Making Progress"

qvxb wrote:{by qvxb » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:24 pm America/Chicago}
The chemists are happy. They're celebrating Mole Day.

You almost got it twice.
by Keyman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 4022

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Soupspoon wrote:
Ponyhome wrote:Hey, I saw "Superman: The Movie." That was Lex Luthor's entire plan for wiping out California! (or is that technically not WORLD domination as much as a real estate venture?).

#MakeAmericaCalifornialessAgain?

Probably not the way the #Calexit folks were hoping it would happen.
by Keyman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 4858

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

If you think that diseases are the only thing we'd have to worry about from an alien invasion, well, I hope you're not in charge if it happens. I'm not sure what sequence of events would lead to exobiologists being the first scientists to be interviewed in relation to a potential alien invasion. If...
by Keyman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

Company lawyers who love paranoia usually force implementation of all sorts of minimum and maximum rentention dates. Apparently they have no concept of server backups. Yes, that's the main reason given for not retaining things forever. To my mind it comes down to whether stuff you did in the past i...
by Keyman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 5282

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Soupspoon wrote:https://xkcd.com/1335/
Ummm...this one seems to be ignoring DST.
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 4878

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Shouldn't those 'dimples' be on that little golfball thingie?
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

And "...a thing going in front of another thing." Anybody else find yourself having to spend time explaining why that doesn't happen all the time? Whew! https://xkcd.com/1878/ Asked and answered! And it's science-y enough to get the desired response... "O-o-o-ohhh, Now I get it!"
by Keyman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

1877: "Eclipse Science"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eclipse_science.png Title Text: I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point. I'd imagine all the scientists on all the local news shows would just love to be able to...
by Keyman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 3914

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

Turns out it's kinda big, so I spoilered it.
Spoiler:
Image
by Keyman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 4688

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

Twain was a writer with a gift for humor, so mocking made more sense for him than studying... fair enough.

Yeah...this would never have worked with my teachers.
by Keyman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 2869

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Use my invention, and you'll never have to worry about batteries for your phone ever again!!
Spoiler:
Image
by Keyman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 5076

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

I have not seen the movie, and never planned to, but it was almost worth having it made just to see the quality of the vitriolic reviews.
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 7521

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Russell's teapot really raises a profound question: Will it make hot tea or iced tea? It is very cold in space. He wasn't, after all, talking about a dragon in the garage. Maybe we can send Sagan's dragon to heat up Russell's teapot? @gmalivuk - I was thinking of the teapot in the same vain as the ...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 7521

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it from Earth using the mos...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 7521

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it, it would not be Russell...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 7521

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it, it would not be Russell'...
by Keyman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 7521

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Murderbot wrote:
peregrine_crow wrote:The obvious solution for the condition mentioned in the title text is to use a giant catapult to launch the launch-vehicle into space.

The even more obvious solution is to get another space agency to launch it for you.

Sheesh! Strap it to the back of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
by Keyman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"

Weird to think back then it was seen as a cool thing to say that you were never going to get a phone because you didn't want to be at people's beck and call all the time or some-such. Everyone I know who said that eventually caved and bought one. Sheepishly raising hand... :oops: Work finally requi...
by Keyman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 5804

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

@Soupsoon -
Two things:
1) ...as bad as "could of"... AAARRRGH...my eyes!!
2) Did I just see a shark hanging from a balloon float across your avatar??
by Keyman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 3279

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Batting average??? Who Knew??
by Keyman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 4373

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

From personal/local experience, I can testify the "new stadium blackmail" game is one that continues to be played by pro sports teams in the US. And they did it quite well here in Minnesota. My Minnesota Vikings are hosting Super Bowl LII this February in their shiny new $1Bn US Bank Stadi...
by Keyman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 4373

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

??? The Lakers are Los Angeles, he plays for Anaheim - they aren't even in the same county. Funny how the team is called the Los Angeles Angels isn't even based in Los Angeles. TIL. Last year I found out that the Dallas Cowboys play their home games in Arlington, and apparently their headquarters a...
by Keyman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 6610

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Did anybody else hear a ~rimshot~ after Cueball's last line?
by Keyman
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 4491

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

If we do the "Hardest", will we all have to create new log ins for this site? :evil:
by Keyman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 4622

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

I don't recognise then shape of the map. Where is that map of? (Not that it makes any difference as, because of the reasons given, its going to spin round its own axis sooner of later anyway. ) This is a map of the 6th House district in Georgia where Karen Handel and John Ossoff are running to fill...
by Keyman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1850: "Air Force Museum"
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: 1850: "Air Force Museum"

"Do you hear helicopters?" makes the whole thing a bit more ominous that if she'd said "Did you..."
by Keyman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

RogueCynic wrote:I was going to post a video of a droning teacher but I can't remember the movie. I'm pretty sure it was Ben Stein, possibly Ferris Bueller's Day off.

Just a coincidence that June 5th is actually the day Ferris takes off? :wink:

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