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by leafar
Wed May 30, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 9500

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Also, as a resident of Switzerland, I hope the knife does not become operational soon...
by leafar
Wed May 30, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 9500

2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

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Alt-text: Our retina display features hundreds of pixels per inch in the central fovea region.

Permenant, Randall? Seriously?
by leafar
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 6407

Re: 1959: "The Simpsons"

flicky1991 wrote:Bart would attend Ilvermorny, not Hogwarts! Do your research, Randall. :P

Maybe Hogwarts offers some Rhodes scholarships?
by leafar
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 33196

1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

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Title text: If most people turn into muderers all of a sudden, we'll need to push out a firmware update or something.
I think we need to worry about self-caring humans more than about self-driving cars.
by leafar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"
Replies: 20
Views: 5199

Re: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"

qvxb wrote:An additional feature - songs that play until the reply is sent.
(...)
Time After Time. Cyndi Pauper

Is that a poor man's cover band of Cyndi Lauper's hits? 8-)
by leafar
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"
Replies: 40
Views: 8109

1896: "Active Ingredients Only"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/active_ingredients_only.png Title text: "Contains the active ingredients from all competing cold medicines, plus the medicines for headaches, arthritis, insomnia, indigestion, and more, because who wants THOSE things?" Personally, I prefer passive-agressive in...
by leafar
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 8726

Re: 1851: Magnetohydrodynamics

Economics 101 Principles "...the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools ... ." - R. Zimmerman "Money changes everything." - C. Lauper "And there are no truths outside the gates of Eden." - B. Dylan Now I am really curious why the first quote is attribute...
by leafar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 40695

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Can anyone explain the reason for a protractor in between Scotland and Northern Ireland?
I wish he had combined the names of the few correct labels in the map and called them "Oxbridge" and "Camford"...
by leafar
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 8653

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

We need to talk about Kevin...
by leafar
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8708

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

xkcd: Posts a comic using an absurd scenario for humorous purposes.
xkcd readers: Spend hours discussing ways in which absurd scenario could actually happen.
by leafar
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"
Replies: 60
Views: 32401

Re: What-If 0146: "Stop Jupiter"

Earth weighs almost exactly pi milliJupiters

Am I the only one who read that, went straight to Wolfram Alpha, and was quite amazed at that result?
by leafar
Mon May 04, 2015 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29180

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

I am going to assume that there is a fade-out between panels 1 and 2; I am sure Randall knows that the "All science is either physics or stamp collecting" quote is not by Feynman, but by Ernest Rutherford... who then went and got a Nobel prize in stamp collecting Chemistry.
by leafar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9560

Re: 1497: "New Products"

nowhereman wrote: I still think that HUD glasses are the wave of the future. However, it seems that they are more the wave of the future in ten or so years...

Do you mean the Google Wave of the future?
by leafar
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 48500

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

So after a long time lurking, I had to create an account just to say that what Cueball is holding in his hand seems to be some sort of ultra-thin tablet displaying SMBC - I can't post a link because rules, but you may want to check comic 3556 published last week.

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