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by Sharon_Gaughan
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57643

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Love, Randall, always Love.
by Sharon_Gaughan
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27047

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

For 2012, the IAU Symposium 279 topic is Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts. This symposium was postponed until March 12-16, 2012, at the same location (Nikko, Japan). That should give you some extra time if you plan to attend.
by Sharon_Gaughan
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21193

Re: 1019: "First Post"

Having run several websites with a comment feature, I believe that the most influential comment is the one never posted (which is most of them, by far). What is left unsaid usually makes more sense and exerts more influence by its absence.
by Sharon_Gaughan
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 31081

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Randall said that when he was a kid, he "had an irrationally powerful fear of tsunamis (Etymology-Man would suggest cymophobia )". The dictionary definition of cymophobia is "a fear of waves, sea swells", from the French cyme (top, summit). On the other hand, cynophobia is "...
by Sharon_Gaughan
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31190

Re: 0812: Glass

Randall has ramped up his marriage-themed strips lately. This is one of his best.

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