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by NotAllThere
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 4253

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: 6437

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: 6437

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: 3566

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: 3566

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: 4511

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: 4511

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: 8151

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: 4287

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: 14841

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: 8149

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: 12754

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: 82529

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: 82529

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: 9729

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: 106373
Views: 39739794

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: 10440

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: 10440

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: 23143

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: 14573

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: 12838

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: 18517

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: 11311

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: 41312

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: 24350

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: 24350

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: 158846

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: 23343

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: 11773

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...
by NotAllThere
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 23039

Re: Types of Editors

rmsgrey wrote:Anyone else feel that there's something missing from this thread? Like the number 1341?..
:oops: First time... corrected now. :mrgreen:
by NotAllThere
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 23039

Re: Types of Editors

I've always been somewhat troubled by that phrase: "What You See Is What You Get." Why not the more accurate, "I"? You're the one driving the editor around and being the guiding agency, after all. Why? The person saying the expression isn't necessarily the one who's using the ed...
by NotAllThere
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 23039

1341: "Types of Editors"

Image

Alt-Text: m-x machineofdeath-mode

I tend to find most editors are WYSIALATWYG - What you see is a loose approximation to what you get.
by NotAllThere
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 15712

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

The ISO that is missed is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3103 , which specifies boiling water and milk in first. Of course it specifies the pot must be white porcelain, so Ullswater already fails at this point. Maybe if we removed the water, covered the area with sand and nuked it, that would be a...
by NotAllThere
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 72688

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

I wonder what a Randall number generator would be like. Anyway, can someone explain in simple terms who Ayn Rand was, what she did, and why it's funny to make fun of her? Wikipedia isn't very enlightening to me on this subject, but I did find out she was apparently a big influence in America, ignor...
by NotAllThere
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 26238

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

blowfishhootie wrote:
Goggalor wrote:I don't see what's illegal about this? Since when was it a crime to shoot lasers at delicate equipment!?


When the delicate equipment in question is the property of someone else? Pretty much since the beginning of the existence of laws....
Yep - it's called criminal damage.
by NotAllThere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106373
Views: 39739794

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yep. I may have been overstating it. ;) But I do think he has spotted some sort of boat, or raft at the very least. Ahem: Is their structure a beached boat or submarine? Perhaps the structure Cueball and Megan built will reveal to be a boat. It certainly looks like one. (Consider pix 900). Oh well....
by NotAllThere
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106373
Views: 39739794

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Is their structure a beached boat or submarine?


Perhaps the structure Cueball and Megan built will reveal to be a boat. It certainly looks like one. (Consider pix 900).
by NotAllThere
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1228: "Prometheus"
Replies: 66
Views: 15907

Re: 1228: "Prometheus"

The gods only had themselves to blame. First they produced fire, and then, just as the patent was about to expire, they got FDA approval for single enantiomer fire, knowing the stupid humans would lap it up, since their only real concern was whether people want fire that can be fitted nasally.
by NotAllThere
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:14 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 26100

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

For some reason 8-) this song seems appropriate: All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel. All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save. All that you give All that you deal All that you buy, beg, borrow or steal. All you create All you destroy All that...
by NotAllThere
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:17 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 26100

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

It sounds like a great climax to a sci-fi novel.

"...and the sun finally set on the British Empire".

Until a bunch of pedants said "hey- that's not a sunset, it's an eclipse".

The End.

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