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by The Moomin
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 50806

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

When I was a young teenager (13/14), the phrase "I couldn't care less" was one I more than occasionally used (because I was teenager). Then I heard people say "I could care less" and I was really confused by it. But I was (am) quite literal minded. I just don't use the phrase at...
by The Moomin
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 50806

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

Maybe they are so invested and emotionally attached to the previous statement, that despite knowing the stress will eventually bring about their demise because of how much they care, they couldn't care less. They have no control over their amount of care. People that can control how much they care o...
by The Moomin
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 16735

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

So do they slowly eat the ducklings as they wander along? A bit like the Walrus and the Carpenter did with the oysters, and Jesus was a carpenter. Hmmmm. Seems like he's got history on this walking along beaches killing things. Also, there were one and a half sets of footprints when they were practi...
by The Moomin
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 27436

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

It's a shame the Speedy and Surly movies don't all have sub-titles. All I can think of is Asian Alluvium.
by The Moomin
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 11331

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

Unexpected "I in Team" in the bagging area.

Edited to add:
I suppose a response could be like:
"There's no I in Team"
"TEAM MEETING! U not included. Buzz off"
by The Moomin
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1559: "Driving"
Replies: 142
Views: 21643

Re: 1559: "Driving"

NeatNit wrote:What's the *SLAM* for?


I assumed it was the noise of shutting the car door?

Hopefully the self drive car can help future HITCHbots escape America and their destroying the helpless ways.
by The Moomin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1558: "Vet"
Replies: 18
Views: 5149

Re: 1558: "Vet"

This made me smile.

The treatment of automatons and robots in media generally depresses me.
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 16035

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

slinches wrote:I don't get it. What does Ozymandias have to do with recursion?


History repeats itself?
by The Moomin
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11332

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

It's Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub.
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11332

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Oktalist wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:So,
sets of 7 are undistinguishable,
sets of 5 are undisitnguishable.

It would be really horrible if this continues and all sets of one become undistinguishable.

Does the set of all sets which are indistinguishable contain itself?


I can't tell.
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281563

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I find Charles Dickens over-rated, I just can't get into his novels.

I managed A Christmas Carol, but had to give up partway through The Pickwick Papers as the writing style didn't keep me interested.
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11332

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

SomeGuyNamedDavid wrote:The Baby Extinction? Is that what people are always talking about when they mention the Baby Boom?


I thought the Baby Extinction was one of the Biblical plagues?
by The Moomin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 10183

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

I'm surprised the rulebook doesn't reference the bigger, overriding rulebook known as "the law". At the very least that would be destruction of property. You might think so, but in 'Murica and AFAIK most countries, assaults comitted during a sanctioned sporting event are all but entirely ...
by The Moomin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 10183

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

Is there anything in the rulebook that explicitly states that only that rulebook can be applied to the event in question, or is it taken for granted that people will just refer to the correct rulebook? As long as you're obeying a rulebook that doesn't explicitly state that it only applies to certain...
by The Moomin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"
Replies: 40
Views: 9079

Re: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"

No doubt the type 'E' connector on the XKCD phone 3 will take this to another level: it'll be some kind of 13-dimensional manifold, an Eldritch Abomination of a plug with more wrong ways to insert it than there are electrons in the universe. You'll only be able to plug it in if you're not looking a...
by The Moomin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"
Replies: 40
Views: 9079

Re: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"

I assume none of the chargers and accessories for the older phones are compatible to maximise revenue from the new phone?
by The Moomin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51473272

Re: 1190: "Time"

I went to the ONGtext generator.
It made me smile. I like.
I have no idea what any of it means.
Congratulations and thankyou to whoever made that.
by The Moomin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1547: "Solar System Questions"
Replies: 98
Views: 19310

Re: 1547: "Solar System Questions"

Did Uranus produce the gas giants?

I apologise. I couldn't help myself.
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 267499

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Could it possibly be "On to Kilimanjaro" by Brian Gardner? http://www.amazon.com/On-Kilimanjaro-Brian-Gardner/dp/B000JWQFKI Can't find a single word of summary, besides the cover. Thank you, The Egyptian Sneeze; The cover has a few words of summery. That is not the book I read. The book I...
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 9795

1548: "90s Kid"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/90s_kid.png Title text "We remember Rugrats, and think of them every time our kids look at us through their baby gates" Surely all these things should be, "You're a 70s or 90s kid if you remember . . ." as the 70s kids would watch the show while looki...
by The Moomin
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 16641

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

This conversation reminds me of the teleporter from The Prestige.

The reveal in that gave me chills.
by The Moomin
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"
Replies: 50
Views: 10480

Re: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"

As someone that decided not to have kids and has had a vasectomy, that puts that "strength" out of play for me. Whether or not that makes me an asset or a liability to the company in the far future? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Asset. You're less likely to be killed by a time-...
by The Moomin
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 16641

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

Infact, can you call death an 'experience', when you can't learn anything from it? Just because very few people have reported back (and their reports are not widely accepted) doesn't mean that you can't learn following your death - it just means that you can't pass what you've learned on to the liv...
by The Moomin
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1539: "Planning"
Replies: 56
Views: 13008

Re: 1539: "Planning"

So when a nuclear warhead changes its status to "it's complicated", everybody run?
by The Moomin
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 5898

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

What a cute comic. Pondering creation produced by the Passage of Time. That takes Time. Now I understand why old used furniture and art costs more than new items. The extra cost is required for labor. NutHead may produce a superior product. It may take a great deal of Time to think about that. The ...
by The Moomin
Fri May 22, 2015 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1528: "Vodka"
Replies: 29
Views: 7503

Re: 1528: "Vodka"

Or Yorkshire.

Now then. I'm made o' spuds.
by The Moomin
Wed May 13, 2015 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 15035

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

niauropsaka wrote:Do other dimensions even have names?


During my maths degree, one of the tutors mentioned "the nth dimension of porridge".

I can't decide whether being pushed through porridge would be soothing or horrific.
by The Moomin
Tue May 12, 2015 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1523: Microdrones
Replies: 30
Views: 7002

Re: 1523: Microdrones

I'm hoping it ends up like "Batteries Not Included" with lots of cute little drones rebuilding mosaics out of parcels.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 43221

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Jachra wrote:. . . You could replace God with donuts, islands, dinosaurs, etc. . .


This. I vote we replace God with Donuts.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1496: “Art Project”
Replies: 53
Views: 9878

Re: 1496: “Art Project”

If the burrito makes her sick, does it become projectile art?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"
Replies: 51
Views: 21803

Re: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"

I always thought a good way for snow removal would be to redirect the warm car exhaust downwards around the car forming a warm blanket of air. I guess this would be useless given the amount of energy required to melt snow? Also, those snow melters on the snow farm look to turn the snow into steam, w...
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"
Replies: 93
Views: 27581

Re: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"

Hey, we know lots more about gravity than we do about quiintessence ... Also, one of these forces is extremely weak compared to the others, and it's not the weak force. It's gravity, the one that overwhelms all the others in black holes. Is it weaker than quintessence? When I see quintessence, I al...
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1483: "Quotative Like"
Replies: 83
Views: 15286

Re: 1483: "Quotative Like"

Won't all the people who use like also eventually be dead too?

Unless the insertion of the word 'like' in strategic locations transforms the sentence into an incantation for immortality?
by The Moomin
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16539

1477: "Star Wars"

Star Wars http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/star_wars.png Hovertext "A long, long time (plus 40 years) ago, in a galaxy far, far away (plus a corrective factor involving the Hubble constant) ..." Two score years and a long long time ago, our refuse-to-believe-its-our-fathers left us in a galaxy...
by The Moomin
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:09 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0126: "Stairs"
Replies: 67
Views: 25583

What-If 0126: "Stairs"

Slinky linky

Would air pressure have an effect of the motion of the slinky down the stairs? Would it move faster to begin with?

Also, obligatory mention of Stairway to Heaven.
by The Moomin
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Crisis Room - SIGN UPS
Replies: 111
Views: 15575

Re: Crisis Room - PLEASE MOVE

Is the crisis that there isn't room for this in this particular forum?
by The Moomin
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 22242

Re: 1470: "Kix"

So where do we stand on peanut hugging?
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 22242

Re: 1470: "Kix"

Eternal Density wrote:What's a Kix??


I think the closest UK equivalent would be Nestlé's Golden Nuggets.

This is based on them looking similar on the cereal boxes and limited ingredients description on Wikipedia.
by The Moomin
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 13310

Re: 1469: "UV"

azule wrote:I'm not posting just for the ONG


If you were, would that be ONGing? where the trees go ping and the teapots jibberjabberjoo
by The Moomin
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1454: "Done"
Replies: 48
Views: 14244

Re: 1454: "Done"

Alt-text: I'm sorry, but the author of this Facebook comment clearly believes you were. I don't understand... was she making the video, or is that unrelated? I think it's highlighting the ludicrous comments that people make on youtube videos. It seems the purpose of the internet is to find a suitab...

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