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by plasticup
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 31647

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

I hope we see more of this guy.
by plasticup
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40341

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

In Europe they charge for plastic bags. Not a fortune, but enough that you feel chastised for not bringing your own. It has really upped my use of my reusable bags.
by plasticup
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169846

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

It has probably bee said already, but with four strips of polarizing material (every science department has them) and two projectors (borrow them from your nearest Comp. Sci professor) you can make your own 3-D movie studio. It is dead simple. One polarizing filter goes over each projector and the c...
by plasticup
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 48319

Re: 0667: "SkiFree"

With recent events, this comic inherits a sad new meaning.

:(
by plasticup
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 44387

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

My mom has that same tattoo.
by plasticup
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 10711

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Oh dear god, does that mean the US still sterilizes rape victims, social misfits, and people with 'loose morals'; including homosexuals? Because the Swiss were doing that until the 1980s. No, only post-cesarean women who want to buy health insurance: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Health/women-batt...
by plasticup
Wed May 11, 2011 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"
Replies: 72
Views: 15304

Re: 0897: "Elevator Inspection"

Kind of related: Here in North Carolina, all elevator inspection certificates bear signature of the state Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry. I smile every time I see it, imagining a girl growing up with the name Cherie Berry and the parents who thought it was a good idea.
by plasticup
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0836: "Sickness"
Replies: 299
Views: 57577

Re: 0836: "Sickness"

My mother was pretty sick a couple years ago, and this comic summed up my feelings precisely. I did not begrudge her the religious comfort that she wanted, but we didn't treat her cancer with holy water. We got the best damn oncologists in the world, and two years later things seem to be alright. I'...
by plasticup
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0811: "Starlight"
Replies: 130
Views: 29457

Re: 0811: "Starlight"

My immediate though was "ah, but to the photon no time has passed!" but then Randall beat me to it.

ps. retroreflector is the only way to make sure it gets back home
by plasticup
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40468

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

I am applying to Medical Schools right now, which involves navigating the web pages of my two previous schools and every one of the 15+ med schools that I am applying to. But if you think US schools have terrible web pages, try Oxford's. That thing is a wreck. You don't realize how much jargon is in...

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