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by enumerated powers
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 212604

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Just now, a different group in a different control room reported that "the harpoons have been fired and rewound, and the landing gear is inside, and we are sitting on the surface." Sounds like they are moored and tied down. That sounds a lot better than "they didn't fire, and we might...
by enumerated powers
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 20265

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

I'm with JudeMorrigan - having been in school in the middle of the last century, the sets of books referenced are barely on my radar as existing, not anything I've ever read. The comic has a kind of Lord Of The Flies ring to it - we kids know all that's needed. By the way - it's mid-morning Wednesda...
by enumerated powers
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"
Replies: 67
Views: 16338

Re: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"

Wumbo wrote:Why does her beard part at her chin? Does that have a name?


It is not "her beard" - it is not even "his beard" - it is the back of her long hair hanging down (the apparent "split" being her neck appearing in front of the hair).
by enumerated powers
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 31182

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

3 pages, 93 posts so far... Randall has trolled us (again)!
by enumerated powers
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"
Replies: 102
Views: 20111

Re: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"

At least in the pre-"unlimited calling plan" era, the cellular companies have one thing to sell... minutes of usage of their radio network. You were paying for minutes they carried for you. Lately, as smartphones and text messages with media attached are growing, they are moving towards ch...
by enumerated powers
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 22741

Re: 1271: Hilighting

Pro-tip Cheat: Alt + mouse-select in Notepad++

Waaayyy satisfying on several levels.
by enumerated powers
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31117

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Whizbang wrote:
mward wrote:Words...

Words

Words

Words

(1) Words

(2) Words

(3) Words

(4) Words


To which I reply http://xkcd.com/678/


In particular, 678's title text.
by enumerated powers
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 42815

Re: 1256: "Questions"

An answer (more or less) to every single question. Today was a productive day at work! Why do whales jump? This behavior is called breaching, and scientists aren't quite clear why it happens, but it does appear to happen more in groups, so it may be a social behavior - perhaps showing dominance...
by enumerated powers
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"
Replies: 34
Views: 27765

Re: What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"

Now here's an oddity. The piece included a link to a site which tracks edits... http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wmcharts/wmchart0001.php And it looks like this... http://enumerated-powers.com/pics/chart.gif What do you suppose happened on August 10, 11, 12 --- particularly the 11th ??? (Even 'bots too...
by enumerated powers
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

Knit cap?
by enumerated powers
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

Someguy945 wrote:Thought #2
Instead of pregnancy announcement, comic contained bobcat. Would not buy again.
Image Great to see humor recalled from before March 2013.Image
by enumerated powers
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 44616

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Strunk & White, The Chicago Manual of Style, and The Associated Press Stylebook all use periods with Mr., Mrs., and Ms. (although they differ on whether that last comma before the "and" in the series belongs there).
by enumerated powers
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

I took a little liberty with Patzer's avatar...

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by enumerated powers
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

Someone asked a few frames ago what was Cueball building on the right end of the platform, and now he's making it taller... http://enumerated-powers.com/pics/crop.jpg I speculate it is a 'barrier' to the sea like the little one Megan built at the shoreline, in case the level rises that high. That re...
by enumerated powers
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

hdhale wrote:
iisjreg wrote:sign 1: "THE"
sign 2: "END"

then a big Python-esque trebuchet ball squashes them all.


I would expect a rather massive disembodied foot, actually.

And now for something completely different!


I love it!     Image
by enumerated powers
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

...and look what showed up in the mail today...

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by enumerated powers
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

xspeedballx wrote:
Helper wrote:
Roia wrote:NO! You said the word, you said it!

Argh! Now I said it! AHHH! Make it stop! Oh no!


What's wrong with you? What is it?


It's it.


See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTQfGd3G6dg#t=4m40s
by enumerated powers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

...um... so this might be part of the prototype, seen from the other side?

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...or not.
by enumerated powers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

Go to aubronwood and use the arrow keys to flip back and forth between frames 127 and 128... The entire scene is indeed shifting to the right - in other words the view ('camera') is panning to the left. hm8 called it. If this keeps up something may come into view on the left by the weekend! ::waitin...
by enumerated powers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been looking at the last few, playing with brightness and contrast, looking for the 'secret message' in the black (or in the sky) written with a color only one or two color values off from the surroundings. No luck yet. Remember 1005 where the black protest of the SOPA law contained a secret me...
by enumerated powers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. Look at the number of people with a significant number of posts who joined yesterday.
by enumerated powers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710597

Re: 1190: "Time"

So now the question is what happens 2 or 3 frames from now?

It's 10:42 Eastern, and the Wednesday comic should post at Midnight.

Do we get a Wednesday comic, and before that a conclusion to this one, or does this one keep running for another unknown (unknowable) number of half-hour frames?
by enumerated powers
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 24589

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

And the probability he will reach the desired destination is either zero or one.
by enumerated powers
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 24995

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

Cardlinger wrote:...I'd link to Wikipedia but Randall's bots think I'm spam.


Actually, the forum is programmed to let you post links once you have made something like five posts.
by enumerated powers
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 29533

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

Vroomfundel wrote: ...making things insanely heavy will have limited good uses. But yeah, armor piercing might be one of these.

I believe we have used depleted uranium for artillery shells for just such reasons (making cleanup after a war something of a problem).
by enumerated powers
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 41264

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

In practice, the government is merely breeding its populace to feed to our alien overlords, and this sentence structure can also be used to claim utter bullshit. Of course, the Illuminati have ruled over mankind for ages and have always been our real government, and this sentence structure is no ex...
by enumerated powers
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 668695

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Someone asked what's falling in 6n5w and I think it's some (sketchily drawn) jellyfish. There are more jellyfish in this world (although the rest are drawn in much better detail)... 2n6e (Giant, and in the air!) 1s6w (3 relatively normal ones in the water west of the Burj Khalifa.) 2s9w (One smaller...
by enumerated powers
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1099: "Tuesdays"
Replies: 71
Views: 17307

Re: 1099: "Tuesdays"

eran_rathan wrote:It could be a Klein bottle.


Large Klein bottle with a sign on it reading... "Klein bottle for rent - inquire within"
by enumerated powers
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 54158

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

Appears Randall was in Mike Baldwin's head...

Spoiler:
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(...regarding syntactical ambiguities, that is.)
by enumerated powers
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 54113

Re: 1078: "Knights"

Higgs boson already discovered. Decided not to publish.
by enumerated powers
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 58390

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

. . . That brings up another pet peeve. We pretend that employment tax money comes from employees. This is a polite fiction which gets ruder every year. Your employer collects money from customers. Then he sends part of that money to the US government as employment taxes, and gives you another part...
by enumerated powers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 91
Views: 30431

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

BAReFOOt wrote:
enumerated powers wrote:All that Myan …


What the hell is a “Myan”? Is that like a Mayan wrapped in mylar?


Is that the essential point? I misspelled "Mayan"?

Are there any Mayans on here who are offended?

Sorry.
by enumerated powers
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1043: “Ablogalypse”
Replies: 91
Views: 30431

Re: 1043: “Ablogalypse”

All that Myan calendar end-of-times stuff is bogus.

Spoiler:
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by enumerated powers
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 77949

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

I read or heard somewhere years ago that Jacques Cousteau upon returning from one of his record dives reported seeing an unusual creature where it was thought at that time to be too deep for any life. A reporter asked him "do you think there are more of these?" With the Frenchman's twinkle...
by enumerated powers
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 307207

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but ... running Firefox 11 on Windows 7 and viewing full-screen on a 1680x1050 monitor, in the UK I first got: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/andrewgpaul/xkcd_1.jpg refreshing or force-refreshing that tab doesn't change anything. However, now tha...
by enumerated powers
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 89145

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

... Shoot Children; The game is no where nearly over! The God Particle is, just a beginning for a whole new Religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson /wiki/The_God_Particle:_If_the_Universe_Is_the_Answer,_What_Is_the_Question%3F I know that the Physics guys do not want us to call it the Go...
by enumerated powers
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 37730

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

... Babble, get out of my head! I was TOTALLY going to say that. ... Well, Sir "Uniqua" Mustapha is not entirely a Grinch, or Oscar the Grouch, after all (to mix children's television metaphors)... He gives props to somebody else for causing him a GOOMHFT* moment even though he usually ha...
by enumerated powers
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 42207

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

I'm more curious how, in a lab that manages to make bug enormous (ignoring surface area : volume ratio problems with a tracheal breathing system and the cubic increase of mass), they manage not to know that they are, themselves, entomologists not etymologists. Reminding me of that same point in a s...
by enumerated powers
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 80419

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

My parents, both in the U S Navy during World War II, knew a lieutenant with a family name of "First" whose parents (cruelly?) named him "Safety". No, I don't know if (in Major Major Major Major Catch-22 fashion) he was the ship's safety officer. _________________________________...
by enumerated powers
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 30955

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

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