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by v_mulligan
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 75726

Re: 1431: Marriage

This comic isn't quite accurate: although Loving vs. Virginia set a precedent against interracial marriage prohibitions in 1967, many states continued to ban the practice after that. Presumably these bans would have been difficult to enforce following the court ruling, but the legal situation was su...
by v_mulligan
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"
Replies: 87
Views: 25341

Re: 1352: "Cosmologist on a Tire Swing"

I was about to ask: are they walking through the Wood Between the Worlds? Looks like I wasn't the only one to wonder about that.
by v_mulligan
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 16608

Re: 0976: "Sail"

Crazy thought, but could this impart momentum to the boat in the direction opposite to that in which the wind is blowing? I think I'm picturing some sort of bizarre sci-fi solar sail that lets you move towards a parent star, but I might be trying to violate conservation of momentum... It's late and ...
by v_mulligan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 39682

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

Never mind that - they were humming the Star Wars theme in 1973? I came running to this thread as soon as I realized he had erred, which was immediately. Considering the nerdy intellectual group that frequents this forum, myself included, I predict a shitstorm. Yeah, I was naïve enough to think tha...

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