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by Coyoty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 13004

Re: 1468: "Worrying"

Should I be more worried about that meteor sighting reported on the evening news?
by Coyoty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1467: "Email"
Replies: 26
Views: 6033

Re: 1467: "Email"

Maybe, before we rush to adopt email...NOOO!!...it's too late... Mail has been replaced with a simulation of mail. Money is only a simulation of money. Soon reality will be replaced with a simulation. Unless it already has been!!? Who am I talking to? Simulated posters? If reality gets replaced by ...
by Coyoty
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1464: "Santa"
Replies: 62
Views: 13549

Re: 1464: "Santa"

No one sees the obvious. Santa has Federation transporter/replicator technology. He orbits Earth in his cloaked ship (his "sleigh"), beams up the cookies and milk for raw material, and spot-replicates the gifts directly into everyone's homes. His "elves" are Vulcan crew members. ...
by Coyoty
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 22033

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

"Thor tells me you keep calling us the Asgard..."
"Baldur, don't."
"You should be calling us the Aesir."
"The Eyesore?"
"No, Aesir."
"Icers?"
"AESIR."
"Erasers?"
"...Asgard is fine."
"I warned you."
by Coyoty
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 34557

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Reminds me of when we used to make up fictitious chemical names: "add 5cc of the stabnium hedronoxate solution to the pantodorphic acid, then confirm the concentration of gauldarnurite in the precipitate". That was followed by a craze of misusing legitimate scientific terms in inane conte...
by Coyoty
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1461: "Payloads"
Replies: 64
Views: 18663

Re: 1461: "Payloads"

The Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales launches cattle.

The '81 Oldsmobile is a secret mission by some Proxima Centauri colonists who overslept when the USS Ascension launched, and they're trying to catch up to it. They had some help from a Dr. Emmett Brown.
by Coyoty
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 22033

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

English is the language equivalent of Ginen Tahnek or Swedish Meatballs. Each planet has some version of it. We need to look harder if so. I can't imagine the uproar in the scientific community if we found Mars's Swedish meatball. equivalent! That would just define it as a planet. However, imagine ...
by Coyoty
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 34557

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Here's a challenge: Break the alphabet up into valid acronyms. I don't have time to do it myself right now, and don't know if it can be done. Gotta watch something on ABC...
by Coyoty
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1458: Small Moon
Replies: 61
Views: 13085

Re: 1458: Small Moon

chenille wrote:
Coyoty wrote:"That's no moon... It's a Kardashian!"

Only two letters away from a Star Wars and Star Trek crossover.


You should see her Kardashian neck trick.
by Coyoty
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 51320

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

I don't think accept that philosophers or psychologists or whoever does these experiments are being "smug". I imagine that they like these scenarios because they themselves intuitively want to pull the lever but not push the fat man. I remember reading a passage where Kahneman or Pinker (...
by Coyoty
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1458: Small Moon
Replies: 61
Views: 13085

Re: 1458: Small Moon

My my my.... looks like Randall's having another bad-Pluto day :mrgreen: That's no moon, that's a heavenly body. Whizbang's been looking a magazine covers of Kardashian! The magazine she covers is Paper, so is it a Paper moon? BTW, she should cover herself. Her moon looks like it's on ass steroids ...
by Coyoty
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 51320

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

I have a question. What do people think is the purpose of thought experiments? Manipulation. The questioner is examining the answerer's responses to find what pushes the answerer's buttons and how to manipulate the answerer. Also, the experiments themselves are a means of manipulation, for getting ...
by Coyoty
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 51320

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

What would Winston Churchill do?
by Coyoty
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 22033

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

English is the language equivalent of Ginen Tahnek or Swedish Meatballs. Each planet has some version of it. We need to look harder if so. I can't imagine the uproar in the scientific community if we found Mars's Swedish meatball. equivalent! I should have said each planet with an intelligent speci...
by Coyoty
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1455: "Trolley Problem"
Replies: 172
Views: 51320

Re: 1455: "Trolley Problem"

Under the law, killing the fat man is murder. You WILL go to jail for it. The deaths of the other five people would be accidental and you can't be held responsible. Under that framing, your answer will reveal whether you are willing to sacrifice yourself as well as the fat man to save five lives, or...
by Coyoty
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 22033

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

English is the language equivalent of Ginen Tahnek or Swedish Meatballs. Each planet has some version of it.
by Coyoty
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 22033

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

Here's some code from the Replicators from Stargate: http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/200803/Screenshot1.jpg I guess they must use Node.js. (They don't. Seriously that code has nothing to do with Replicators whatsoever. Someone must have said "we need some code for the screen, make it look te...
by Coyoty
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Apparently the harpoons didn't work because someone chose a propellant that doesn't ignite in vacuum.

In space, no one can hear an ESA engineer scream.
by Coyoty
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The worst thing is that we are guaranteed a bad ending. At best bittersweet. This is why I hated to study history - I knew that every historical figure I've grown attached to will eventually die and every empire will fall. I guess, in a way. And as long as Philae remains anchored, once she gets a b...
by Coyoty
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13380

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

Just about every teacher had multiple teachers (including several that specifically taught them to be teachers). So you could say every teacher is the end product of tens or hundreds of generations of this going backwards, implying many teachers from hundreds of years ago who were teachers of teach...
by Coyoty
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1448: "Question"
Replies: 44
Views: 16668

Re: 1448: "Question"

Thanks Randall - that was lovely. I was wondering if this news prompted today's comic: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/nov/12/isaac-asimov-foundation-novels-filmable-interstellar-jonathan-nolan Argh. Now I'm going to have to read Foundation to compare it to the movies. After the Hob...
by Coyoty
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Philae, Philae, give us your answer, do...
by Coyoty
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13380

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

It's not a study of people with superpowers?
by Coyoty
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The comet is purring. I don't think you want to harpoon something that's purring.
by Coyoty
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The Devils Engineer wrote:Is anyone else (like me) still looking for that whale on the surface of the comet? He's there.......right?......... :D

G.


Look for some petunias.
by Coyoty
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224743

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Looks like they've made a clean landing. Now we can start mining detergent, right? That's why we're there?

Image
by Coyoty
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 19518

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

Word.
by Coyoty
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 12249

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

The moon glows because there's a baby inside. A Doctor can tell you more.
by Coyoty
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1437: "Higgs Boson"
Replies: 31
Views: 14117

Re: 1437: "Higgs Boson"

They didn't lose it. The God Particle was killed by atheists on the team who disbelieved It to death. Everyone get on Twitter and blame Dawkins for it.
by Coyoty
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 12249

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

Every once in a while, take a rock out of the closet and look for water in it. Or air.
by Coyoty
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 16446

Re: 1433: "Lightsaber"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, his name was Luke Skywalker. Today he goes by his full name Lucifer, and the alternate correlating English surname Morningstar.
by Coyoty
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 18242

Re: 1430: Proteins

I may not matter to the universe, but the universe matters to me. As log as it matters to someone, it matters.
by Coyoty
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28082

Re: 1418: "Horse"

Eternal Density wrote:Now I'm reading the website of the Australian Air Horse...


I thought the flyers in Australia were kangaroos.
by Coyoty
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1424: "En Garde"
Replies: 29
Views: 9605

Re: 1424: "En Garde"

So if you don't have the right of way, it's an inappropriate touch?

Maybe framing sexual harassment and abuse as fencing will encourage more people to be on their guard. But then it could encourage more people to consider it a sport.
by Coyoty
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28082

Re: 1418: "Horse"

xorsyst wrote:I can recommend replacing "cloud" with "butt"


I guess you would use White Butt toilet paper.
by Coyoty
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28082

Re: 1418: "Horse"

I'm concerned that the physical structure of the universe is held together by weak horses.
by Coyoty
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"
Replies: 32
Views: 8266

Re: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"

I've thought, ever since that Trenzalore episode, that if the TARDIS can be different sizes, it should be shrunk down to pocket-size after exiting, so the Doctor can just carry it around with him everywhere instead of leaving it parked in some random quarry on some random alien planet. But then the...
by Coyoty
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 11257

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

Canine deities are always chasing Ba'als. John McEnroe really hates us. He's a Tennis Ba'al. He's always raising a racket when we chew on him. There's no love there.
by Coyoty
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 12969

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

Mikeski wrote:(I suppose there's some species of bird that's optimized for feeding on ballooning spiders, but there's a whole lot of things that eat spiders walking on the ground.)


Bats. Peter Parker better watch out for Bruce Wayne.
by Coyoty
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28082

Re: 1418: "Horse"

At the rate Randall is going, he will soon replace the english language with nothing but animals. Let's do dinosaur. My imagination is confused by trying to picture the strong nuclear horse. Is this just a very strong horse powered by nuclear fission? Or a really strong horse on a sub-angstrom scal...

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