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by obarey
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 21428

Re: 1300: "Galilean Moons"

rhomboidal wrote:Galilean moons are like astronomical crabs.

Not the only ones: http://pbfcomics.com/248/
by obarey
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20149

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Theory: Smugness is proportional to the negative second derivative of TV ownership rate with respect to time.


So, it is sinusoidal.
by obarey
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"
Replies: 61
Views: 15095

Re: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"

The test video reminded me of the naked skydiving woman. Funny flappies.
by obarey
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1261: "Shake That"
Replies: 52
Views: 13955

Re: 1261: "Shake That"

AtG wrote:"Shake your moneymaker!"
Admit you're making money off whatever you decide to shake.

I'd rather not shake my computers.
by obarey
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1257: "Monster"
Replies: 84
Views: 19291

Re: 1257: "Monster"

da Doctah wrote:What we need is someone faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound.

I prefer a man dressed like a bat.
by obarey
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 47874

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

50/50 mix of meteors and shooting stars


Lost it at this one. Both accurate and hilarious.
by obarey
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 42922

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Ah, the good old "everything had more meaning in the past, modern youth has no morals" fallacy. I am pretty sure it has a name but noone has time to research it.
by obarey
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 16773

Re: 1204: "Detail"

I would rather see my neighborhood in live view, so I can see the traffic situation, and check if some shops are still open.
by obarey
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 22444

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

Adjusting how you do it or doing it the way you are used to. I'm still torn on these types of choices. My computer is supposed to be my tool, my extension. I don't want my tool to force me into any other way than I untended(unless I intend to leanr to use a new way.) That is why I have a .vimrc, .v...
by obarey
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 22640

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Also, plain old epidermis vulgaris , the most common skin bacterium on clean, healthy human skin, may cause the occasional pimple, but they are also our "guard dogs" against the more dangerous invaders--they do NOT like to share their habitat with outsiders and will try to kick them out b...
by obarey
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1142: "Coverage"
Replies: 62
Views: 18731

Re: 1142: "Coverage"

bmonk wrote:Wondering what Faraday's first law of fight club is?


You are not supposed to talk about it.
by obarey
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:24 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 55086

Re: What-if 0005: Robot Apocalypse

My experience with humanoid robotics says, most of the current ones are quiet slow and they become helpless once they are gently tipped out of their balance. This is true for the "adult size" robots I was working on. The Kid-size humanoids are much more agile and versatile but those ~40cm ...
by obarey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 49830

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

So what i wonder is if there might be life on other planets but cause they are so far away it has yet to manifest itself in anyway. Or maybe we can detect traces of some industrial civilizations in the near future but that planet will be some hundred light years away and today they would have alrea...
by obarey
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1047: "Approximations"
Replies: 159
Views: 68138

Re: 1047: "Approximations"

[imath]\pi = \sqrt[3]{31}[/imath], true within 1 in 5000
by obarey
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 42767

Re: 1045: Constraints

Here is the explanation:

Spoiler:
The second panel is an epigram with reverse alphabetization. Check the order of first letters.
by obarey
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 43743

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

Shouldn't the plural form of "phallus" be "phallii"?
by obarey
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 59347

Re: 0889: Turtles

Was I the only one expecting a TMNT reference somewhere?
by obarey
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 47337

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

I always found remembering "SOH-CAH-TOA" harder than remembering the actual definitions of the functions.
by obarey
Thu May 06, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0735: "Floor"
Replies: 87
Views: 20116

Re: "Floor" Discussion

My sister and I used to pretend the ground was waist-high mucus or feces.

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