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by NotAllThere
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 2176

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”


Nuff said.
by NotAllThere
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 37
Views: 4662

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"

"Norm" is PDF isn't it?

On the SAP forums, I regularly see people who say "We received data as PDF - how can we read it into data we can handle in ABAP?".

I generally recommend OCR.
by NotAllThere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 6487

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

I don't think it actually works this way. "Christmas eve" means "Christmas evening". A day used to be considered to last from sunset to sunset, so the "eve" of a day would be the nighttime part of that day (which was before the daytime part of that day). I live in cont...
by NotAllThere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 5363

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

Ok. Works for me.
by NotAllThere
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2062: "Barnard's Star"
Replies: 14
Views: 4204

2062: "Barnard's Star"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/barnards_star.png Title text: " "Ok, team. We have a little under 10,000 years before closest approach to figure out how to destroy Barnard's Star." "Why, does it pose a threat to the Solar System?" "No. It's just an asshole."" I ...
by NotAllThere
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2055: "Bluetooth"
Replies: 33
Views: 6880

Re: 2055: "Bluetooth"

I've been using my touchscreen laptop for a couple of years now. Works fine, and does make things easier for me. I got locked out of my house late at night once. No-one answered the doorbell, so I switched on the amplifier using my phone, started streaming Otis Redding's "Open the door", a...
by NotAllThere
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2054: "Data Pipeline"
Replies: 30
Views: 5140

Re: 2054: "Data Pipeline"

First comic I've laughed out loud over for a long time. And there's something I really need to address in my code tomorrow... :oops:
by NotAllThere
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 13933

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

I was introduced to matrices at age 15, purely as abstract numerical concepts. I thought they were great. But then, I've always found maths involving the real world a little dull. Rolle's Theorem certainly proves soemthing that seems obvious. Where its importance lies is that, once it's been proved ...
by NotAllThere
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 9578

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

Where I'm from (as opposed to where I live -> for which see the post concerning Southern Germany, but put it into a Swiss German dialect...) my wife's sister is my sister-in-law, but her husband is just my wife's brother-in-law.
by NotAllThere
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 7051

Re: 2034: "Equations"

richP wrote:I think I'm going to wait for the explainXKCD article to come up


I'm still not much the wiser!
by NotAllThere
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2028: "Complex Numbers"
Replies: 48
Views: 8122

Re: 2028: "Complex Numbers"

So paired reals are more general than complex numbers?
by NotAllThere
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 6929

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

Mikeski wrote:The important part of timing lightning is: "Did the lights in your house go out in time with the flash"?

Then you need to call the power company.
What do I do if my phone goes out in time with the flash?
by NotAllThere
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 10368

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

No. It's how many maths did people do. Jose How much maths did people do, surely? No, it's how many maths. How much of something you measure, how many of something you count. The 's' implies something you count. Jose No. Mathematics is a singular word that happens to end in S. There's no such thing...
by NotAllThere
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 10368

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

ucim wrote:No. It's how many maths did people do.

Jose
How much maths did people do, surely?

I'd like 0.460829493087557603686635944700 recurring apples please.
by NotAllThere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 4891

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

Whoa, weird! I'm looking at my timeline on my friend's phone and some of my posts look wrong. What the hell? I mean the words are wrong. That's not what I typed! ??????????? I think new phone is broken. It's doing it again. Those are not my words! Help! How do I explain? It's taking the words I type...
by NotAllThere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 4891

2015: New Phone Thread

Image

Title Text: I'm going to tell the manufacturer that their business practices are ADMIRABLE and ETHICAL and their developers are ATTRACTIVE and I'm going to report them to the FCC for their IMPECCABLE VIRTUE.

https://xkcd.com/2015/
by NotAllThere
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 7100

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Did the rapture hit? I'm paranoid I know, but am I paranoid enough?!
by NotAllThere
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 7100

2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hertzsprung_russell_diagram.png Alt text: The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is located in its own lower right corner, unless you're viewing it on an unusually big screen. I couldn't find this in the list. It must be there, musn't it? I mean explainxkcd already has an entr...
by NotAllThere
Sat May 26, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 11503

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

sardia wrote:What is xkcds privacy policy?


Apparently, it's cool. Which I'm happy about.
by NotAllThere
Thu May 03, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1988: "Containers"
Replies: 17
Views: 5242

Re: 1988: "Containers"

Come men and women Throughout the land Don't try to comprehend What you don't understand Programming languages are Beyond your command Your powers of learning are fading So get out your glue gun To achieve your plan It's your approach That needs changin' Thanks and apologies to Bob Dylan Point of o...
by NotAllThere
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 20202

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

When I finally tried Turksh delight, it really reminded me of urinal-cakes, those white, rose-scented cubes that keep public urinals from smelling too wretched. Yes, well. You're not supposed to eat those. The only Turkish Delight I had growing up was Fry's. And yes, I was disappointed. But as an a...
by NotAllThere
Mon May 08, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 8994

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

Petticoat still outstrips (fnar fnar) underskirt. Which fact I will appraise my wife of, as she always says it's old fashioned. But as petticoat is in decline, I guess fewer people wear them now.
by NotAllThere
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 14811

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Oh jeez. Look, I'm not happy about the election either. But what is it about Randall and so many other babies that think it's a good idea to keep dwelling on it, complaining about it, and alienating approximately half of their reader/customer base? I understand that there are some coding jokes in t...
by NotAllThere
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91506

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

somitomi wrote:I don't see the joke here, and since I know bugger all about US politics, I'm not even sure where to look. Or if I should be looking for anything at all.

The jokes are in the comments!
by NotAllThere
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 91506

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

HIGNFYsaid something like "Will the USA end up with the worst president in history, or one even worse".

However, I will say that of all currently extant politicians globally, the only one I think could make a career in stand-up comedy is Obama.
by NotAllThere
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 10624

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

Alt-Text: These pranks happen all the time. English doesn't allow one-syllable words to end in a lax vowel.

Yeah, that's...er... wrong.
by NotAllThere
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107005
Views: 47365598

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not a forum regular. But 19'112'180 views on this thread... :shock: I remember when Time began.
by NotAllThere
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 11280

Re: 1644: "Stargazing"

HES wrote:+1 for the Infinite Monkey Cage. There a plenty of people here who would enjoy it.

I can't stand prof. Cox. Cheeky, chirpy chappy. *shudder*

Jim Alkali
He's the science celeb for me
by NotAllThere
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 11280

1644: "Stargazing"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/stargazing.png Title Text: Some of you may be thinking, 'But wait, isn't the brightest star in our sky the Sun?' I think that';s a great question and you should totally ask it. On the infinite tree of possible conversations spread out before us, I think that's definitely...
by NotAllThere
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 25077

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

If you keep complicating matters like this, you'll get the third degree. The one on the right? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Grand_Gala_du_Disque_Populaire_1974_-_The_Three_Degrees_927-0060.jpg/220px-Grand_Gala_du_Disque_Populaire_1974_-_The_Three_Degrees_927-0060.jpg To...
by NotAllThere
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 15706

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

I use Windows-Left Arrow recovers lost Chrome windows.
by NotAllThere
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1454: "Done"
Replies: 48
Views: 13782

Re: 1454: "Done"

I met my S.O. online. That was 16 years ago. We're still happily together, and have gone through the usual ups and downs a relationship has, along with the trials and tribulations of raising a child together. So not all online relationships are doomed to fail. I totally echo the strips sentiments, ...
by NotAllThere
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 81
Views: 20047

Re: 1429: Data

According to New Scientist, if, while pointing out someone else's grammatical or spelling error, you make one of your own - that's prosaic justice.
by NotAllThere
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:03 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 12767

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

I suppose that once the prions kick in on the final (well fed) survivor, he'll have the last laugh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease)
by NotAllThere
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 44890

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I've read the March of the Morons. Most people really are stupid.
by NotAllThere
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:49 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 26698

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

Movies are too wasteful of space. Let's do it via epub. According to this http://blog.safaribooksonline.com/2009/11/16/how-big-is-the-average-epub-book/ the median size is 3MB. So a billion stories is 3'000'000'000MB ~ 3PB. Even using a bunch of current paltry 3TB hard drive, that's only 1000 harddr...
by NotAllThere
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:04 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 26698

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

Let's say an average book has a volume of .001m 3 . Then a billion books will have a volume of about 1 km 3 . The largest building in the world is the Boeing Everett factory, at (over) 0.01 km 3 . So to hold a billion stories, you'd need around 100 Boeing Everett factories. Not entirely unfeasible. ...
by NotAllThere
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 173938

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

YES! This is the exact type of person that goes to atheist pages and posts some religious mambo-jumbo there. Thank you! In the interests of symmetry: YES! This is the exact type of person that goes to religious pages and posts some atheist mambo-jumbo there. The world view is irrelevant - some peop...
by NotAllThere
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"
Replies: 87
Views: 24301

Re: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"

Randall missed an opportunity to make a wicked Narnia multiverse reference in the first panel. What do you mean, missed? The panel is clearly the wood between worlds in The Magician's Nephew. Perhap's "look out" is what one of the characters says in it? It was Augustine of Hippo (I think,...
by NotAllThere
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:33 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0088: "Soda Sequestration"
Replies: 50
Views: 12837

Re: What-If 0088: "Soda Sequestration"

In addition to everything else, I believe that aluminum production is an extremely intense carbon-generating process. You’d be fighting a losing battle just manufacturing the cans. That's one of the reasons why aluminium recycling is actually effective. It takes less energy than making a new one. I...

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