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by *Kat*
Tue May 03, 2016 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 34494

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

Try this ... go to a bank and get maybe 20 fresh 2$ bills. Glue them along an edge, like with "post-it" notes. Go to any retailer, and when it comes time to pay, pull out the stack and peel off the required number of $2 bills for your purchase. Watch what happens. Do that with a fresh sta...
by *Kat*
Tue May 03, 2016 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 34494

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

It does seem weird that twos would be less worn on average than ones, if indeed they get taken back out of circulation at the same level of wear. Even if twos don't circulate very much, they've certainly been around long enough to reach the same equilibrium. So where are all the nearly-worn-out two...
by *Kat*
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

Re: 1663: "Garden"

My current garden-like garden is a little strange (but this is XKCD)

Don't you just hate it when you are riding in a cab and the driver pulls over to talk to a buddy, "just for two seconds"?

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by *Kat*
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I like your deer. Any idea what you did to cause that to show up? You know from a "oh, cool!" perspective this isn't Randall's greatest work. But from a coding perspective this thing must be one of his most labor intensive comics to date. Edit: Just started a new garden and it is already o...
by *Kat*
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

Re: 1663: "Garden"

That is awesome Funky! I love it. I may be weird but I decided that I wanted my garden to look like...a garden. With trees and grass maybe a couple of turtles...but only a couple. Okay and a couple of columns.... http://i.imgur.com/NHVH5tg.png Interesting thing about the columns: They are one piece....
by *Kat*
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I finally started growing my garden today and so far I've got a girl on stilts.

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Look out little birdie.

I'm curious to find out what happens if I just have two lights going at once. I also wish I had the option of five lights for a prism effect.
by *Kat*
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

Re: 1663: ???

The Friday xkcd comic is currently experiencing technical difficulties [Editor's note: Everything is on fire] and has been delayed until Sunday nightow it says
by *Kat*
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 127869

1663: "Garden"

This may be a faux pas but....

Where's the comic?
by *Kat*
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm
Replies: 55
Views: 12617

Re: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm

Three thoughts: 1) Somebody is in a mood. 2) I hope Randall's cold hasn't turned into pneumonia. 3) Sounds more or less like my friend's recent experience with the medical "professionals" she encountered while caring for her terminally ill partner. (Perhaps the "best" of the bad ...
by *Kat*
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1556: "The Sky"
Replies: 53
Views: 12973

Re: 1556: "The Sky"

Is it just me, or does it feel like there is supposed to be more to this comic?
by *Kat*
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 24507

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

I suspect this comic would be a lot more fun if I was able to draw or if the drawing submitted by others were remotely creative or interesting or even....good.
by *Kat*
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 17872

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

Angua wrote:Primary Surgery, volumes 1&2 and primary anaesthesiawould be on my list.


I nominate everything by Dr. Suess because these high end books won't be worth squat unless there are some low end books that will teach a kid how to read!
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

And, if you have time could you please give the non-science-y people among us a for Dummies overview of what has y'all so utterly convinced that 1) The Climate is changing. 2) This change is man-made. 3) This change can be reversed. 4) Also, what happens if we don't reverse it? You keep implying di...
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 17872

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

I'm another who's only vaguely aware that something called "Animorphs" exists, but knows nothing about it. This comic looks as if, rather than consult "experts" to get a book list as stated, they perhaps conducted an Internet vote, something that is often prone to hijacking by s...
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 17872

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

Excuse you, but what about The Ellimist Chronicles ? And plenty that were better. The Thoroughbred series was pretty good, but I think they want more urbanized civilization. To be fair, I never read any of the spin offs. I did like the Early Animorph stories before outgrowing the series. Years late...
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Nope, sorry, it isn't. (And if you'll look carefully at the data from the Cook study you posted, and do a little basic math, you will see that it shows what you claim about their methods to be wrong.) Thank you for playing though! What? I put the data right there in my post, I can clearly explain h...
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 17872

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

seanbrockest wrote:I don't understand. This thread is up before the comic is up on the main site.

How?


Try clearing your cache.
by *Kat*
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"
Replies: 107
Views: 17872

Re: 1380: "Manual for Civilization"

WTH?

Animorphs?

Why Animorphs?

That series came out in the mid 90s. It was popular at the time, but to see it here in this context....

If he was looking for inane elementary/middle school fiction there plenty of series which were worse. And plenty that were better.

Why Animorphs?
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

People talk about Global Warming like its going to be the end of the world. But I don't know that it is. Humans are resilient and the human race has survived climate changes in the past with far fewer resources than what we now have at our disposal. "Dinosaurs have survived climate changes in ...
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

People talk about Global Warming like its going to be the end of the world. But I don't know that it is. Humans are resilient and the human race has survived climate changes in the past with far fewer resources than what we now have at our disposal. "Dinosaurs have survived climate changes in ...
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

People talk about Global Warming like its going to be the end of the world. But I don't know that it is. Humans are resilient and the human race has survived climate changes in the past with far fewer resources than what we now have at our disposal. Cities can be rebuilt again and again. Example: Ch...
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

gmalivuk wrote:The point with feudalism was to bring up another correlation. Not to seriously suggest it as the real cause.


And my point in bringing up the Little Ice Age to begin with was to show that there have been climate changes since before Man started releasing CO2 into the atmosphere on a regular basis.
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Climate change is plenty hard in the details, but the basic outlines are not hard: more long-lived greenhouse gases = global warming = bad vs catastrophic consequences for human civilization. True holding everything else constant. How's that solar output been lately? Any missing sunspots? Where has...
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Climate change is plenty hard in the details, but the basic outlines are not hard: more long-lived greenhouse gases = global warming = bad vs catastrophic consequences for human civilization. True holding everything else constant. How's that solar output been lately? Any missing sunspots? Where has...
by *Kat*
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 133525

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Half a dozen people with 1-2 posts, shouting in this thread that global warming in a hoax. I wonder, do you anti-science bigots have message board where you coordinate that kind of action? Is this some kind of paid campaign by lobbyists to make it look like climate change is not a near universally ...
by *Kat*
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope this isn't actually "the end". I kept waiting for something, something more. Something that would tie everything that we had seen together. I kept thinking that they would re-encounter the beanies...or that the place where they landed would be given a name that we all knew. I guess ...
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

All hail the new pope!
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think he [Cueball]'s about to pull out a massive plug that forces the water to go down....

Before you scoff, keep in mind this is a world where trees trunks make right angles....
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

Considering the impending disaster and the way they fled from the Château d'If, their exchanges since appear to be a very odd mix of sombre talk and light-hearted banter as though they were on a nice country ramble. They don't appear to be afraid for their own survival or - in what they say, anyway...
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is it just me or are these frames coming faster?
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

*Kat* wrote:But instead of land, there was just water and floating on the water was La Petit's cap.

Uh, what? You mean the bucket?
Spoiler:
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Yeah, I guess that is a bucket. Sorry!
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

New Pix is up.....where's the Pixbot?
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA Papal decree: discuss alternate evac points for Cuegan and the 40. I think the 40 have already been killed. Remember a while back, just before Cuegan encountered the Beanies? They were speculating about their sand castle and what happened to it. Then Randall flashed back and SHOWED us the place...
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA Papal decree: discuss alternate evac points for Cuegan and the 40. I think the 40 have already been killed. Remember a while back, just before Cuegan encountered the Beanies? They were speculating about their sand castle and what happened to it. Then Randall flashed back and SHOWED us the place...
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone else think this is a huge clue about Cuegan's relationship? Cueball tells Megan that he always used to come out to this rock when he was little...does this mean they did not know one another closely from a young age? Seems to point strongly in the bff/couple direction and away from the sibli...
by *Kat*
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

So I'm finally getting around to studying the new language and I'm wondering if its not actually an obscure form of short hand? Edit: like this one http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Cossard_shorthand_alphabet.png/390px-Cossard_shorthand_alphabet.png Edit 2: More shorthand http...
by *Kat*
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh! A real live rabtor! And not just a bird that looks like a rabtor! http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/51n_W4RR10r/rabbit-4.gif (very blind post) I think I know what we are waiting for! Long theory short: We are waiting for someone to say, ''It's a Small world after all"! Too late. No, I...
by *Kat*
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

(very blind post)

I think I know what we are waiting for!

Long theory short: We are waiting for someone to say, ''It's a Small world after all"!
by *Kat*
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

The beanies make them look jewish to me. In ancient times the Jews were renowned for their medical skills.
by *Kat*
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106208
Views: 37838650

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anybody have any ideas on just what we are waiting for?

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