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by ysth
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 7092

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

Powerful shop vac. Pulled the middle right out of the — in the title text.
by ysth
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 5122

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

I found a seed in mine! Should I complain? Should I plant it?
by ysth
Wed May 04, 2016 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 10372

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

Snakes on a Line just isn't as catchy.
by ysth
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 11866

Re: 1476: Ceres

"Buy Jupiter!"
by ysth
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 27768

Re: 1474: "Screws"

That is not a Phillip's head, it's a traditional Winterfair gift.
by ysth
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"
Replies: 46
Views: 16178

Re: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"

algorerhythms wrote:
ysth wrote:So if the autoclaves you can live in were posted post-comic, why the link in the what-if in the first place?

Is there some back-story here?
The joke is that there are (or, now, were) no autoclaves you can live in.
In Boston, at least.
by ysth
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"
Replies: 46
Views: 16178

Re: What-If 0119: "Laser Umbrella"

So if the autoclaves you can live in were posted post-comic, why the link in the what-if in the first place?

Is there some back-story here?
by ysth
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1442: "Chemistry"
Replies: 63
Views: 14133

Re: 1442: "Chemistry"

Call me an ethynyl radical, but I submit that mydrane is an opthalmological illusion.
by ysth
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 10865

Re: 1433: "Lightsaber"

AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHH.

Why oh why GRB 080319B, not GRB 20080319B? Have we learned nothing?
by ysth
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1423: "Conversation"
Replies: 33
Views: 5268

Re: 1423: "Conversation"

"A little less conversation, a little more action, all this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me". The King was ahead of his time, verbing a noun derived from a verb like that. Had he been born 20 years later he'd have probably ended up as a senior manager in charge of Strategy and Operat...
by ysth
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1423: "Conversation"
Replies: 33
Views: 5268

Re: 1423: "Conversation"

Until I actually looked thrice, I was sure they were playing chess. No idea why.
by ysth
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 17233

Re: 1418: "Horse"

Changes the meanings of some idioms: "putting the cart before the horse" - Use the cart, Luke? "strong as a horse" - but is that strong as the weak horse or the strong horse? You've got the filter backwards. No, I'm assuming that wherever I see "horse", the filter had ...
by ysth
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 27961

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

by ysth
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 17233

Re: 1418: "Horse"

Changes the meanings of some idioms:

"putting the cart before the horse" - Use the cart, Luke?

"strong as a horse" - but is that strong as the weak horse or the strong horse?
by ysth
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 7930

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

If you get any E.B. Whilte audiobooks, make sure you get the ones he narrates himself.
by ysth
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 13665

1414: "Writing Skills"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/writing_skills.png Title-text: "I'd like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher's 7th grade class every year)--and score the kids today versus the k...
by ysth
Mon May 12, 2014 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 12733

Re: 1367: "Installing"

In other news, Randal tells us there's nothing new under the sun.
by ysth
Mon May 05, 2014 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 17420

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

Image
by ysth
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 19609

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

cellocgw wrote:Well, to be even more obscure, FTFY: "Brillant" :mrgreen:

WTF?
by ysth
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1104: "Feathers"
Replies: 50
Views: 14712

Re: 1104: "Feathers"

And dinosaurs are still cool: Anzu Wyliei
by ysth
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1344: "Digits"
Replies: 86
Views: 31095

Re: 1344: "Digits"

I think I'm getting old; my association was "2H  "
by ysth
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1343: "Manuals"
Replies: 34
Views: 12652

Re: 1343: "Manuals"

Title text: "The most ridiculous offender of all is the sudoers man page, which for 15 years has started with a 'quick guide' to EBNF, a system for defining the grammar of a language. The B stands for Bacchus - a clue as to what state you should be in to continue reading? More seriously, the s...
by ysth
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0077: "Growth Rate"
Replies: 26
Views: 7058

Re: What-if 0077: "Growth Rate"

° is not an entity.
by ysth
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"
Replies: 89
Views: 53085

Re: 1305: "Undocumented Feature"

dalcde wrote:The second panel seems to contradict the title text.

EDIT: Unless those people keep typing their names at the beginning of every line

No, when you connect you are assigned an arbitrary "User7", "User13", etc.
by ysth
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 17070

Re: 1300: "Galilean Moons"

For no particular reason, I started reading the comic and the characters mysteriously morphed into d8z and f8d.

I think I like it better that way.
by ysth
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1199: "Silence"
Replies: 107
Views: 12146

Re: 1199: "Silence"

With a better mike, you'd get something from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_The_Body instead.
by ysth
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104222
Views: 26982219

Re: 1190: "Time"

eaglef2 wrote:I feel like something will happen at sunrise.

I thought I saw the sun quickly come up and go down again, but can't duplicate it and now my eyes are seeing all sorts of oddities from staring at the black and white too long.
by ysth
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 71787

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Klear wrote:You are nitpicking. We read short words or numbers as a whole, not digit after digit. When you see 2013, you see just that and not 2-0-1-3.
? The topic was sorting a list of dates, not reading a single date.
by ysth
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 71787

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Days start when the sun comes up, and end when the next day starts. So 3 o'clock shall always mean 3 hours after the sun came up. This system is perfect. Not only will dates finally make sense, but so will times! Oh, my. So if I am a kilometer west of you, my time is different? Not to mention, do y...
by ysth
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 71787

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

This system was good because at least there was a consistent date system, that didn't reset to year one every time a new king was crowned (like before), so Napoleon couldn't just declare it to be Year One again. Um, you do know that Napoleon actually revoked the French Revolutionary Calendar, which...
by ysth
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 71787

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

In addition to what you said, the ISO 8601 format also sorts correctly. Checkmate. :-) Not quite. But in due time, ISO 18601 will no doubt come along and fix things. GNU date interpreting input date in local and outputting UTC? Anyone else annoyed it doesn't seem to be able to parse ISO-8601? ? bot...
by ysth
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 14101

Re: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

Alt Text:"I think I could spend hours just stepping on and of conveyor belts moving at various speeds."
should have been followed by "Oh, wait, I just did."
by ysth
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 15364

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

s/(\d+)/$1+1/e; Doesn't work for me: $ perl -Mcharnames=:full -we'$problems = "\N{MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF BOLD DIGIT ZERO}"; $problems =~ s/(\d+)/$1+1/e;' Argument "\x{1d7ec}" isn't numeric in addition (+) at -e line 1. Also, $ jay The program 'jay' is currently not installed. Y...
by ysth
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 8749

Re: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"

Radical!

(I mistook the beret for a crown at first.)
by ysth
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:14 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"
Replies: 79
Views: 20904

Re: What-If 0026: Leap Seconds

Yupa wrote:After we finish fine tuning the rotation of the Earth, I'd like to work on adjusting the curvature of the universe, or at least our local patch of it, to make PI exactly 3.14175

Or make an inch exactly 2.54 centimeters. Oh, wait, we did that.
by ysth
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:27 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"
Replies: 79
Views: 20904

Re: What-If 0026: Leap Seconds

Leap seconds exist so I get the pleasure of receiving semiannual emails headed "To authorities responsible for the measurement and distribution of time". The thrill is indescribable. More seriously, I worry about leap seconds. I worry about the repeated attempts to get rid of them, apparen...
by ysth
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 21076

Re: 1150: Instagram

I wish I hadn't read this thread. I liked the comic a whole lot more when I thought it was about people complaining about free hosting sites shutting down. Did you not read the title? Or were you under the impression that Instagram is going away? Maybe, like me, Angelastic was blissfully ignorant o...
by ysth
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

CasualSax wrote:You could of just explained it, instead of being belligerent. :P

Could have, not could of. Please, please, please. It hurts my eyes.
by ysth
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

Radiator fluid...

Cigar ash; let's not forget his famous cigar ash.
by ysth
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1146: "Honest"
Replies: 98
Views: 20120

Re: 1146: "Honest"

Is something wrong with me that I read that as a conversation between d8z and f8d?

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