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by qvxb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2060: "Hygrometer"
Replies: 32
Views: 655

Re: 2060: "Hygrometer"

"My I interest you in this book of poetry in Iambic Pentameter?"

Iambic - therefore I write - inexpensively.
by qvxb
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2058: "Rock Wall"
Replies: 23
Views: 1293

Re: 2058: "Rock Wall"

"Mantle? Bah! Lava tubes!" - O. Lidenbrock and J. Verne.
by qvxb
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: 2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"

The TV film "The Day After" was first shown Nov. 20, 1983. Were the two films "inspired" by President Ronald Reagan?
by qvxb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: 2052: "Stanislav Petrov Day"

The film "War Games" was released in 1983.
by qvxb
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 2444

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

Hint: The opinion is political and angers both Rush Limbaugh and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
by qvxb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 2951

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

And the lyrics would be "Time is not on my side".
by qvxb
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: 2047: "Beverages"

by qvxb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 38
Views: 2646

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

"(It's right up there with 2001-2008, when people used to talk about the top two spots in the US being held by Bush and Dick.)"

Some leftist socialist progressives who take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem, say that the spots were held by two Dicks.
by qvxb
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 2017

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

This illustrates the need for a WGAF.
by qvxb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 2052

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

The sandboxing cycle requires an initiator and maintainer. This is known as the military-industrial complex.
by qvxb
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 4036

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

There's a problem when your family tree is a dowel.
by qvxb
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 7724

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

Try "That food made me sick."
by qvxb
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4088

Re: 2034: "Equations"

The chemistry equations author was pre-med until he/she wrote the equation.
by qvxb
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2508

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

What's This Foolishness? Reca!culate the percentages.
by qvxb
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5440

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

Many blame faulty voting software for the election of President Maurice Povich.
by qvxb
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2029: "Disaster Movie"
Replies: 21
Views: 2445

Re: 2029: "Disaster Movie"

The actress to play the head of the Institute will be either Meryl Streep or Stormy Daniels.
by qvxb
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2026: Heat Index
Replies: 30
Views: 2864

Re: 2026: Heat Index

TV (totally vapid) personalities use the heat index to scare viewers. "The heat index will be life threateningly high tomorrow. I'll tell you how high when I give the weather forecast later."
by qvxb
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2025: "Peer Review"
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: 2025: "Peer Review"

People wondered why Economics Journal had a membership in the KGB Poison of the Month Club.
by qvxb
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 44
Views: 4460

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

Jebidiah was drunk and dropped "trou".
by qvxb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2021: "Software Development"
Replies: 31
Views: 4628

Re: 2021: "Software Development"

Donald Trump's worst nightmare.
by qvxb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2020: "Negative Results"
Replies: 15
Views: 2080

Re: 2020: "Negative Results"

xkcd is Seinfeld with scientific and technical matter added.
by qvxb
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 6497

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

According to the CPI calculator, 5¢ in 1930 dollars, the usual price for apples sold by unemployed Depression era Americans (and future FDR voters) is 75¢ today. Selling them for $1.00 each avoids having to make change. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl Some panhandled. https://www.youtube.com/...
by qvxb
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2017: "Stargazing 2"
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: 2017: "Stargazing 2"

Good thing we weren't the winning bidder on eBay for those Stinger missiles.
by qvxb
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3603

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

It's not really a phone if it doesn't have a dial.
by qvxb
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2014: "JWST Delays"
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: 2014: "JWST Delays"

It's tough when there are no WWII German rocket scientists left or when your scientists are busy reading Dilbert and xkcd.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 4884

Re: 2013: "Rock"

The last thing the rock heard was the Monkees' "Steppin' Stone".
by qvxb
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"

The wooshing you hear is the sound of the souls of grad students who did the research being sucked from their bodies.
by qvxb
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2011: "Newton's Trajectories"
Replies: 13
Views: 2281

Re: 2011: "Newton's Trajectories"

It may not be either/or but both, as in the Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror".
by qvxb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2010: "Update Notes"
Replies: 13
Views: 2642

Re: 2010: "Update Notes"

zjxs wrote:
qvxb wrote:Use Morse code. Or telegrams.


Telegram is banned in many countries.


I was referring to the telegram of Western Union.
by qvxb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2010: "Update Notes"
Replies: 13
Views: 2642

Re: 2010: "Update Notes"

Use Morse code. Or telegrams.
by qvxb
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 4565

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Speaking of Body Heat, Kathleen Turner is about 10000 K.
by qvxb
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 4377

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

The song "Roundabout" by Yes will not help you understand this cartoon.
by qvxb
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 6015

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

If you have 1000 or more loyalty points, we won't tell anyone about those pictures of leather-corseted grandmothers on your phone.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2004: "Sun and Earth"
Replies: 7
Views: 2371

Re: 2004: "Sun and Earth"

When there is actual danger, you will hear a deep, booming voice saying "Na, na na, na. Na, na, na, na. Hey, hey, goodbye."
by qvxb
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 9897

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

Add Stormy Daniels to the list.
by qvxb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"
Replies: 27
Views: 5460

Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

The 2000 indicates that personnel who assemble the phones were not born before that year.
by qvxb
Wed May 30, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1999: "Selection Effect"
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: 1999: "Selection Effect"

Ponytail read the transcripts of the Nuremberg Trials.
by qvxb
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

GDPR was the title of the 1976 disco hit by The Village Persons, a group of three men and a woman that portrayed upper middle class professionals. They were a liability lawyer, a banker and money launderer, a real estate developer that built on toxic waste sites, and a female gynecologist and part-t...
by qvxb
Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1997: "Business Update"
Replies: 21
Views: 3860

Re: 1997: Business Update

The number of our investors is equal to the number of Trump voters.

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