Search found 32 matches

by scharb
Sun May 06, 2018 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 10475

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I've been using the internet since 1995, with at least 5 years of regular visits to Usenet back when that was fairly well known, and I'm certain I've never seen the abbreviation "SMDH" before today. I know all the others used in this comic. I think it originated on social media. IIRC, on ...
by scharb
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 5342

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

In the United States, the average yearly apple consumption is about 17 pounds (7.7 kg) of fresh apples per capita. Apples weigh between 0.30:0.70 lbs (0.136:0.317.5 kg). That's somewhere between 24-57 apples per person per year. Roughly 500-1710 for the average person in their twenties Roughly 720-2...
by scharb
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 5342

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

Nope, just an extra 0.

I'm not a vampire, who said I was a vampire? That's ludicrous, because I'm obviously not a vampire.
by scharb
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 5342

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

Probably ~100 per year since I was 5. That's the right order of magnitude, at least, and about 2 per week sounds about right. I'm going to say 2,000-3,000.
by scharb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 9331

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

One could probably very easily create an app that determines one's exact location and orientation relative to the equatorial plane, solar plane, galactic plane, etc., by simply extrapolating from the time, GPS coordinates, and internal gyroscope of your typical smartphone.
by scharb
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 616
Views: 81233

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Solar Von Neumann
How long would it take a fully-automated solar panel factory to produce enough solar panels to power itself? (Using as few fossil fuels and fossil fuel products as possible)
by scharb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1924: "Solar Panels"
Replies: 60
Views: 5983

Re: 1924: "Solar Panels"

Comic works for many things... but not for calculators
by scharb
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 8928

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

Soupspoon wrote:
Kailen wrote:Twitter Bots: Skynet in 140 characters or less.

@SarahConnor3 - You have been targeted for #termination.


.@johnconner #HaveYouSeenThisBoy ?
by scharb
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 15976

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Blueberries for my pinko friends, and Pinkberry for my blue friends!

Transistors for my cis friends, and cis sisters for my Trans friends!

Punch for my whiny friends, wine for my punchy friends!

Soul-mates for my Czech friends, checkmates for my Seoul friends!
by scharb
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 15976

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

You can wait here in the sitting room, or you can sit here in the waiting room!

Root beer for my real friends and real beer for my root friends!
by scharb
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 15976

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Dumbbells for my cow friends, and cowbells for my dumb friends!
by scharb
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 22729

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Celsius would be a lot better if 360º, not 100º, were the temperature of boiling water at sea level. The decimal base really isn't necessary.
by scharb
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 15144

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

I'm one of those people, and I'm very judgmental about people who call them "frankensteins".

Although I guess it sounds better than saying "Help! I'm being relentlessly pursued by Adam!"
by scharb
Fri May 15, 2015 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 26003

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

Image

Someone help me decipher this
by scharb
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 10534

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

ps.02 wrote:So, according to W|A, this object is 39 kg.

Oh, right. It is mostly iron and other metals.
by scharb
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 13528

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

WHICH CHARACTER FROM FRIENDS ARE YOU? CHANDLER THE DECEPTIVE, PHOEBE THE WITCH, ROSS THE COWARDLY, JOEY THE FOOL, RACHEL THE TRAITOR, OR MONICA THE TYRANT?
by scharb
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 23663

Re: Orange Lights

Did anyone else notice that *two* of these mysteries mentioned that witnesses saw unusual orange lights during the nights near these events!?!? They were the Lead Masks Case and the Dyatlov Pass Incident. I'm thinking UFOs or NWO coverup. Random people reporting seeing colored balls of fire (or pos...
by scharb
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 23663

Re: 1501: Mysteries

I was in a Minneapolis bar last year and an old guy claimed to have been one of DB Cooper's friends, and would divulge his real name for a drink. Not wanting to be suckered out of a few bucks, I hesitated, and he retracted the offer. He wouldn't tell me the name, but gave me ten questions, as long a...
by scharb
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 23663

Re: 1501: Mysteries

It seems like there's some redundancy between the axes. I mean a lost plane isn't particularly weird. It's only weird because it still haven't been found a year later. Not really. As someone with nautical experience, having sailed the Bermuda Triangle, I said on the second day MH370 was missing tha...
by scharb
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 20722

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

"This upside-down map will change your perspective of the world!"
And it's all just molten metals across the whole surface, with near-vacuum atmosphere at the very inner center.
by scharb
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 81877

Re: 1321: "Cold"

Count me in as a Farenheit fan. Temperatures <0 degF may kill you; Temperatures >100 degF may kill you. It divides humans' (safely) survivable temperature range neatly into a one-hundred base. What's not to like? More relevant to the comic, where does Randall find statistics like this? Where can I f...
by scharb
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1295: New Study
Replies: 50
Views: 9496

Re: 1295: New Study

This must be inspired at least partially by the way news organizations reported completely uncritically on the Bigfoot study.
by scharb
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 19955

Re: 1271: Hilighting

I'm fond of triple-clicking to get the whole paragraph... now THAT is subconsciously satisfying.

Screw those click-search sites!
by scharb
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 62935

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

if you ever find yourself raising log(anything)^e or taking the pi-th root of anything, set down the marker and back away from the whiteboard; something has gone horribly wrong.

I'll say something has gone horribly wrong! YOU'RE DOING MATH
by scharb
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 54546

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

Mind = Blown

How have I never made this connection before?
by scharb
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 91
Views: 28277

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

Last time I checked, TPM, DailyKos, RedState, HuffPo, Little Green Footballs, Matt Yglesias, Andrew Sullivan, Crooks & Liars, the Daily Brief, Wonkette, and AMERICAblog still aren't tumblrs.

When they say Blogosphere, they still mean Blogosphere. That's who they're talking about.
by scharb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"
Replies: 68
Views: 18591

Re: 1041: "Whites of Their Eyes"

The Redcoats, anticipating the "whites of their eyes" policy, smoked a boatload of imported East Indian weed and arrived at the battle with dilated pupils and red corneas. The militiamen never fired a single shot and lost the battle.
by scharb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 71444

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

dtilque wrote:
ckbryant wrote:Who is Burt Khalifa?


That's a lettering error. It's Burj Khalifa, but the R and J are run together and makes the J look like a T.

GASP! Keming!
by scharb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 71444

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

bmonk wrote:I was amused by the inclusion of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

You know who WASN'T amused? The wives and the sons and the daughters.
...You insensitive bastard.
by scharb
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 52055

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

In 2068, from his throne in Jerusalem, Lord Jesus rules over the entire gay world and legalizes public masturbation. Just a very funny image that those events are so close together. In the latter half of the 21st century, the vast majority of the American population will become obese watching 3D TV ...
by scharb
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 22302

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

I don't understand where the common misconception about buying ingredients being more expensive than food comes from. It's not even remotely true; in fact, by definition: restaurants typically price dishes by marking up the ingredient cost something like 300%. Obviously they are dealing with wholes...
by scharb
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 34069

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

Oh, please. I sat through survived Manos: The Hands of Fate. I think I can handle this shit.

Go to advanced search