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by ChakatFirepaw
Fri May 31, 2019 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 1675

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

Further note regarding a challenge for the British throne: You have to beat everyone in the current line of succession. The last time I checked there was something like 1300 descendants of Sophia of Hanover who had not been disqualified. Now some won't be hard, like Archie, (who is just a baby), or ...
by ChakatFirepaw
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2109: "Invisible Formatting"
Replies: 44
Views: 9735

Re: 2109: "Invisible Formatting"

Ahh, c'mon guys: double-click FTW. Are there still people tech-savvy enough to find this forum yet don't know that a double-click automagically selects the entire word but not the white space around it? And that triple-click selects the entire line or paragraph?. Because using that technique works ...
by ChakatFirepaw
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 9539

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

Wouldn't the person you borrowed them from be annoyed that their stocks are now worth less than they were? What's in it for them? As mentioned, it does come as part of the deal for being able to buy on margin. Also, like most loans you have to pay back more than you borrowed. A simplistic example w...
by ChakatFirepaw
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 10640

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

My graph-related OCD is going nuts... the graph rotation is off by ninety degrees. Time is the dependent variable gosh darn it! I won't mention that panini is the plural, then. *twitch* This phenomenon seems to run counter to shrinkflation, which affects goods sold in shops, as opposed to restauran...
by ChakatFirepaw
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Site security certificate invalid
Replies: 4
Views: 6599

Re: Site security certificate invalid

I've been getting the error, it might be because my bookmark happened to be xckd.com rather than xkcd.com. I'll know tomorrow if that was the issue.
by ChakatFirepaw
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 13009

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

it's not a "most valuable member" badge or anything. I believe the badge comes with a significant upgrade to the features of the account, such as additional filters and spam-handling tools. Stuff like that. Most importantly, it bumps up the visibility of the person's tweets through things...
by ChakatFirepaw
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 20138

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

brakos82 wrote:Louisiana - New Orleans is still French, but now it's because they're bordering Quebec. Draw.


I disagree: It pretty much undoes the Acadian expulsion and has the Cajuns return to where the British kicked them out of, so I'd put that in the win column.
by ChakatFirepaw
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1594: "Human Subjects"
Replies: 33
Views: 7015

Re: 1594: "Human Subjects"

Good news subjects! You all get to take a trip to work with an outside researcher.

Caroline will be waiting for you up in Michigan, my apologies if she's a bit shy and doesn't meet you face to face.
by ChakatFirepaw
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 80
Views: 23015

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

The "A Christmas Story" region manages to just miss the places that you could reliably recognize from the film, which are in the Toronto area.

(e: typo)
by ChakatFirepaw
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 25877

Re: 1501: Mysteries

Mary Celeste: Not mysterious at all, she was carrying mineral spirits and when she was found some of the barrels had clearly been leaking. The day she was abandoned was rather hot and the crew clearly feared an explosion. Note the absence of the ship's boat and the snapped line trailing in the water...

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