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by Coyoty
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 15285

Re: 1537: "Types"

So when God divides by zero, He's NaPping?
by Coyoty
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 6038

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

"I don't get it."
"Wait for it..."
by Coyoty
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1532: "New Horizons"
Replies: 23
Views: 6736

Re: 1532: "New Horizons"

Out of the destruction of Mecca and the meteorite at the heart of the shrine, a giant robot rises, a mutant fusion of a worshiper and the probe's wreckage. They'll call it Mega Mecca Mecha.
by Coyoty
Wed May 27, 2015 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"
Replies: 52
Views: 10356

Re: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"

The best way to throw people off your scent is always to admit to their suspicions. If someone is, for example, showing signs of starting to think you're a Scythian dragon trapped in human form by renegade priests and bound against murder by an oath you were tricked into swearing to the bloodline o...
by Coyoty
Fri May 15, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 94190

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

The diagram looks like Up Goer Five is a launching system for a hot air balloon seen in the middle.
by Coyoty
Tue May 12, 2015 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1523: Microdrones
Replies: 30
Views: 7122

Re: 1523: Microdrones

ps.02 wrote:Then again Cueball is clearly modeled on Charlie Brown, judging by his head at least, and CB never got to kick that football....


And both have CB for their initials.
by Coyoty
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 13847

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

According to Doctor Who, the moon is the size of an egg.
by Coyoty
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 20878

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

I had a supervisor who was very upset that my code WASN'T a glimpse into the mind of Cthulhu. He demanded I drop the tidy programming and turn my programs into Goto Hell. I think gotos were his hatchet.
by Coyoty
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1510: "Napoleon"
Replies: 28
Views: 10553

Re: 1510: "Napoleon"

This would explain why insane asylums were known to harbor patients convinced they were Napoleon. They WERE Napoleon. And he kept escaping and being readmitted.
by Coyoty
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1512:"Horoscopes"
Replies: 43
Views: 9635

Re: 1512:"Horoscopes"

They knew Jesus was conceived when the Easter Bunny died.

In the southern hemisphere, women don't know who their children's fathers are until nine months after their children are born.
by Coyoty
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 26538

Re: 1501: Mysteries

What's the clear explanation of the Dyatlov Pass incident? Recklessness of the group, exacerbated by Dyatlov's poor leadership skills. The central mystery to me is, why did nine adults leave a tent in the middle of the night with hardly any clothes on, run a mile away, actually succeed in starting ...
by Coyoty
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23981

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I'm happy with Connecticut's new climate. Southern California's weather and no earthquakes greater than 3 magnitude.
by Coyoty
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1499: "Arbitrage"
Replies: 164
Views: 26110

Re: 1499: "Arbitrage"

Buffets should say, "All You Should Eat". I *can* eat more than I should, and I used to, until my health did a Wilford Brimley impression. "Diabeetus." You should stop eating when you physically feel you've had enough, no matter how much you've paid for it, or you'll pay for it. ...
by Coyoty
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 14007

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

I think the first Pratchett book I read was Strata, one of his few pure science fiction books, although it messed with Genesis.
by Coyoty
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1497: "New Products"
Replies: 53
Views: 9723

Re: 1497: "New Products"

Counterexample: the :CueCat . That could have succeeded if not for the constantly anguished emoticon on the logo. Ah, "you'll get one anyway!", the laziest argument. Things which people have told me I'll inevitably wind up having that I still don't have: ⋅ A smartphone ⋅&nb...
by Coyoty
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62502

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Does this explain how Ceres looks like it has two bright spots on it, but may instead have two spots that are less bright than the rest of the planet, or are contrasting colors?

Oh crap, I just opened the door to the planet/asteroid/dwarf/Kuiper/moon debate...
by Coyoty
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 18754

Re: 1476: Ceres

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by Coyoty
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 35310

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Withnail & I became a "former period piece" ten years ago. I find this hard to get my head around. In one sense, I'm particularly sensitive to the difference between the two time periods, because it was made when I was a teenager and set before I was born. On the other hand, I didn't ...
by Coyoty
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1490: "Atoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 20246

Re: 1490: "Atoms"

snowyowl wrote:I'm never quite sure to what extent Beret Guy is screwing with us and to what extent he actually has weirdly niche superpowers.


He actually has weirdly Nietzche superpowers.
by Coyoty
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"
Replies: 93
Views: 28053

Re: 1489: "Fundamental Forces"

Outlined against a blue, gray October sky the Four Forcemen rode again...
by Coyoty
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 14157

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

ubikuberalles wrote:My first thought was an announcement that the Apollo astronauts found a secret Nazi Moon Base that's been in place since WWII. In other words, the plot to Rocket Ship Galileo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_IndUbcxc
by Coyoty
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1487 "Tornado"
Replies: 19
Views: 6032

Re: 1487 "Tornado"

I'd like to see a tornado hit Universal Studios' Jaws ride. And the Land of Oz theme park.
by Coyoty
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 14157

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

"While this administration is grateful for the assistance of the astounding individual now known as Rocket Hat for the rescue of our astronauts from the previously unknown Moon Men people, we do not condone his violent actions against them, especially their Emperor, which have jeopardized any d...
by Coyoty
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 18178

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

Pfhorrest wrote:So long as they're not making a mess, who gives a fuck how people eat their food?


Depends on which end of the egg they crack.
by Coyoty
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 14157

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

"It is with deep regret that we must report and apologize for the destruction of the moon. We have learned that while a 1950s project called A-119 had been discontinued, at least on paper, those working on the project were not actually informed, and believed the A-11 mission was actually A-119 ...
by Coyoty
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16895

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Masterbating beer would have quite a head on it.
by Coyoty
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16895

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Is Conan O'Brien still doing "In the Year 2000"? I haven't watched him in a long time. Possibly not since the last century.
by Coyoty
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16895

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

azule wrote:Reminder: There was still disco in the 80s.


I was angered that you reminded me, then even more appalled that my quisling mind provided an image of someone still discoing in their 80s. Now I'm mollified by nostalgically remembering Mr. Six. Excuse me while I recover from emotional whiplash.
by Coyoty
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 16864

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

I'll be happy not to have to minimize a foreground window to find a hiding window that should be in the foreground. Or have to remember to.
by Coyoty
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16895

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Another possibility on time perception is we remember events at a certain resolution, X time frames per second or something like that, and as we get older we toss out frames for storage reasons. Every Nth frame gets tossed after N years, so that after 10 years, X/N tfps exist in memory.
by Coyoty
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16895

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

I think the perceived passage of time may be related to the time since a thing happened. Something that takes X time now is perceived as X/10 in ten years, and X/30 after 30 years. Or something like that.

Speaking of predictable things:

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by Coyoty
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1475: "Technically"
Replies: 60
Views: 13265

Re: 1475: "Technically"

Technically, a drug can be a payload that can inadvertently kill millions of people. If it's a vaccine launched to explode and settle over a city to prevent a zombie apocalypse, someone could accidentally have loaded the wrong vaccine or one that mutated so that it kills millions and causes the apoc...
by Coyoty
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 18754

Re: 1476: Ceres

it could be the death star http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Ceres_a_cores.jpg vs https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cz7r4w-LWbI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/rVNAPNACdg8/photo.jpg No, Mimas is the death star. http://www.microscopics.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/deathstar_mimas....
by Coyoty
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 42223

Re: 1474: "Screws"

Phillip's head also looks like it's cursed.

Terrence and Phillip heads:

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by Coyoty
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1473: "Location Sharing"
Replies: 67
Views: 18862

Re: 1473: "Location Sharing"

"What's your vector, Victor?"
by Coyoty
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 13610

Re: 1469: "UV"

Yeah, it's a lot like that scene in Temple of Doom. I should get a UV headlight, then I could do night rides by the glow of fluorescing scorpions! Oh, and the trails would be easy to follow since they'd be marked by the dark outlines of the rattlesnakes lining either side. That's it. The first colo...
by Coyoty
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1471: "Gut Fauna"
Replies: 61
Views: 17118

Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

She forgot to miniaturize it first, which is more embarrassing because she'd named it Proteus.
by Coyoty
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 13024

Re: 1468: "Worrying"

Nosebleeds are also a sign you're unstuck in time and need an anchor. And a tissue.
by Coyoty
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 13610

Re: 1469: "UV"

I thought COBRA was an evil organization devoted to taking advantage of American G.I.s... Oh. Never mind.

Is it possible their toilet was just full of scorpions?
by Coyoty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28226

Re: 1418: "Horse"

I'm looking forward to Star Wars: The Horse Awakens.

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