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by Venetian Road
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1017: "Backwards in Time"
Replies: 75
Views: 20506

Re: 1017: "Backwards in Time"

Using 20.3444 as in the comic, I get 13.7513 billion years. However, using 20.3450 yields 13.75956 billion. Using this number yields the following dates for the percentages he used: 7.308% : December 10, 2011 31.12% : February 15, 1995 47.91% : March 17, 1842 70.33% : 23781 years ago 90.42% : 68.35 ...
by Venetian Road
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 42221

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

I wonder how they contacted Etymology Man anyway. Is there some hero hotline I don't know about?
by Venetian Road
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 29152

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

myoilu wrote:Obviously etymology man can fly, as evidenced by the fact that he has an upward curving trajectory, only possible through flight.


Perhaps he is gliding, but has no inherent means of generating velocity sufficient to sustain lift. Vis a vis Buzz Lightyear, he is merely falling with style ;)
by Venetian Road
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 37989

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Adam H wrote:I have heard neither of Downtown Abbey nor LMFAO.

Apparently 24 is the new 60.


19 must be the new 60 as well..
by Venetian Road
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0018: "Snapple"
Replies: 49
Views: 26829

Re: 0018: "Snapple"

Probably my favorite comic of all time, I put a cropped version of it as my facebook profile picture when I registered, until I could find a good picture of myself :wink:

I love your forum picture by the way, emmaskillz :oops:
by Venetian Road
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 30969

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

Plot your own ngrams. Here's mine: http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=typewriter%2Crotary%2Claptop%2Ckite&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=5 "Some things come and go, but a few are forever." http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Nazi&ye...
by Venetian Road
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 30969

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

S SU SUS SUST SUSTA SUSTAI SUSTAIN SUSTAINA SUSTAINAB SUSTAINABL SUSTAINABLE USTAINABLE STAINABLE TAINABLE AINABLE INABLE NABLE ABLE BLE LE E I count twelve "sustainable"s in only four words (in each line, only lines 7, 11, 13, and 18 have actual words. That is, sustain, sustainable, stai...
by Venetian Road
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0984: "Space Launch System"
Replies: 94
Views: 24623

Re: 0984: "Space Launch System"

counter-example: Charlie Chaplin
by Venetian Road
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0970: "The Important Field"
Replies: 136
Views: 39476

Re: 0970: "The Important Field"

I think the issue with "British pronunciations" is that brits tend to speak at a quicker pace, so less noticeable syllables get more or less glossed-over. In any dialect, the "a" in "dictionary" is the least emphasized syllable in the word.
by Venetian Road
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 42092

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Wouldn't Pink Floyda be the name right after it alphabetically?
by Venetian Road
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 863269

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad News! You're flying solo.
by Venetian Road
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unnecessary Censorship
Replies: 114
Views: 13770

Re: Unnecessary Censorship

condom

"First they [censored], then they [censored], then they stood still."
by Venetian Road
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49744

Re: 0851: "Na"

Also, he forgot the less-popular Kaiser Chiefs. Five Na's, and the branch would be another five.
by Venetian Road
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49744

Re: 0851: "Na"

Registered and all to say he forgot the Beatles, but looks like I was beaten by about 10 people. Next time!

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