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by Keyman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 3931

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: 2282

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Use my invention, and you'll never have to worry about batteries for your phone ever again!!
Spoiler:
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by Keyman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 4154

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 4509

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: 4570

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: 2681

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: 3590

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: 3590

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: 5394

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: 3851

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: 3771

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: 2480

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: 2465

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:
by Keyman
Thu May 11, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 8347

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

In (approximately?) the same way your burrito is a sandwich, would a taco be a hotdog?
by Keyman
Wed May 10, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 8347

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

As for sandwiches, hot dogs don't qualify because you eat them from the end instead of broadside. I would suggest that the orientation of the exterior is a better criteria. A hotdog opens vertically. A sub opens horizontally (nominally, and obviously "overstuffed" subs are iffy in this ca...
by Keyman
Mon May 08, 2017 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 5804

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

Ayasano wrote:Raise your hand if your brain auto-corrected "lunch" to "launch" and you spent a few seconds trying to figure out the joke before you realized.
ME.

Then I cam here, and it took me longer to puzzle through "inverted commas". :?
by Keyman
Wed May 03, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 3295

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

Oh oh....
This Camera Captures the Speed of Light
A laser pulse that lasts less than one trillionth of a second is used as a flash and the light returning from the scene is collected by a camera at a rate equivalent to roughly 1 trillion frames per second.

That graph might not be big enough.
by Keyman
Wed May 03, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 3295

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

Flumble wrote:
jonbly wrote:I still have photos that are physical objects.

Hello grampa, we meet again!

To be fair, the era of physical photos ended only about 10 years ago.
HEY!! I've got actual physical photos in several places in my office. Of course, many are of my grandson, so... *guilty*
by Keyman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 9010

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

Also Google: Lux Intelligence tolmukotid - 8 tk (38198783) - Osta.ee https://osta-ee.postimees.ee › ... › Vacuum cleaners Translate this page Jul 11, 2013 - Lux Intelligence tolmukotid - 8 tk in category: Home, Other household items (Item ID 38198783) https://osta-ee.postimees.ee/en/lux-intelligence...
by Keyman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7883

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

I was expecting to see the name of a hot chick whose job is editor of a news outlet. I was going to make a joke along those lines...since I'm totally out of my depth in actual editing discussions. I googled "Hottest editor" (xkcd is first, btw). Found a link to "hottest editor-approv...
by Keyman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 7509

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

And now that it's over...
One Shining Moment
by Keyman
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15039

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Reminds me of speculation I've long had about a line in the Aladdin song "Friend Like Me": the Genie sings "ya got me bonafide certified", pronounced "boh-nah-fee-day", while I suspect the writer of that line intended it to be (mis)pronounced as "boh-nah-fyd"...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15039

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Reminds me of speculation I've long had about a line in the Aladdin song "Friend Like Me": the Genie sings "ya got me bonafide certified", pronounced "boh-nah-fee-day", while I suspect the writer of that line intended it to be (mis)pronounced as "boh-nah-fyd"...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15039

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

My career has been doing inventory financing for retail dealers. Several years ago, it was for the US (VT) based subsidiary of a French-Canadian company. My boss would say 'inVENtory' control was 'maDATory'...and if we giggled, he would curse at us in what I assume was French. :? And is it me, or is...
by Keyman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 7512

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

capngwyn wrote:When you swim in a creek
and an eel bites your cheek
it's a moray...

Here in the upper midwest USA, that word is sometimes pronounced "crick".
by Keyman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 7512

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

Coincidence?
https://phys.org/news/2017-03-moire-sup ... ymers.html

With links to full article entitled "Preferential Alignment of Incommensurate Block Copolymer Dot Arrays Forming Moiré Superstructures"

That should get the song out of your head! :wink:
by Keyman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 5976

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

Wetware installation This is brilliant, and once again shows the need for a "Like" button. My biggest problem with the word "onboarding" is that it puts me in mind of "waterboarding". So you've just joined the company *I* work for?? And honestly, it's harder on the man...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 38
Views: 5762

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

Ahh... so he's the one.

GOOMB(athroom)W(all)R!!!
by Keyman
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 4898

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

orthogon wrote:I thought "cot-caught" was something to do with fishing methods. "Yah, I only ever buy cot-caught sea bass. It's delicious served on a bed of quinoa".

I thought it was a thing to help us out with all the accent/pronunciation differences we got-gaught going on here at times. :)
by Keyman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 5762

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

TIL you can have a space in your email address. I too was thinking "huh, a space can be a valid character in an email address?" - but then it occurred to me they probably mean when someone posts their email address somewhere, and writes it "username @ domain.com" to try and avoi...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 17775

Re: 1807: "Listening"

Or in this case, it begins badly.
by Keyman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1804: "Video Content"
Replies: 64
Views: 7598

Re: 1804: "Video Content"

Also, whoever decided to put the news into videos, and then, on top of that irritating stupidity, put autoplay ads on them that somehow always seem to bypass your settings to NEVER autoplay video, should be castrated, covered in poisonous radioactive cockroaches, lit on fire, and launched into the ...
by Keyman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 4514

Re: 1802: "Phone"

So if you don't need to work, and can't do anything important, why not play Pokemon all day? And what would that look like if you never left the holodeck? I would snuggle with all the Pokémon. Then when I got bored with that I'd battle them. That's probably how it got started in the game universe, ...
by Keyman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 4514

Re: 1802: "Phone"

Rossegacebes wrote:I can't avoid a subtle feeling of smugness as my phone does not use data networking (only phone calls, and WiFi at home) and I can sit a whole dinner without checking... Of course not belonging to any social network helps.

Except this one??
by Keyman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 133265

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Imagine my surprise, when this "Like" from my niece appeared in my Twitter feed..

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/833814967795249153

So, can we now assume J.K Rowling is a Randall fan?

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