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by jedi
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 38843

Re: 1256: "Questions"

"Why are my neighbors velociraptors?"
Which, really, is a good question.
by jedi
Fri May 18, 2012 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 41500

Re: 1056: Felidae

There are a lot more real felid names than have already been mentioned:
Kodkod
margay
colocolo
jaguarundi
catopuma (2 species!)
otocolobus
iriomote cat
profelis (Profelis aurata, African golden cat)
and
Homotherium serum (Scimitar-toothed cat)

Does a scimitar beat a saber?
by jedi
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 72510

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

I should note that Alvin has been upgraded, and the new depth limit for the pressure sphere is 6500 m. Stage II of the upgrade will finish the job and make all of the hydraulics, etc. rated to 6500m.
http://www.whoi.edu/main/alvin/upgrade
by jedi
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0930: "Days of the Week"
Replies: 126
Views: 25996

Re: 930: Days of the Week

When did it become decided that Wednesday is "ladies night"? Since when is that even a thing? It was a thing in 1979 when Kool and the Gang wrote a popular song about it. I believe it's a thing now, though it's not a thing I really feel that as a man I'm missing out on. Though I know now ...
by jedi
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 41119

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Mr. Rodgers really was exactly as he seemed. I remember when he visited while I was in college. None of us realize until then that he wasn't acting while on TV.
by jedi
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 48518

Re: "Numbers" Discussion

In googling around I've noticed an error [gasp!] "65 bottles of beer on the wall" returns "about 29,200" results (64 returns 485, 66 returns 871). So there's a peak missing at 65 (odd, both that Randall missed it, and that there's a peak at 65).

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