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by marcgaston
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38000893

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

I wonder how Randall will handle the switch to DST tonite. Hopefully we do not miss out on two frames.

Cheers

Marc
by marcgaston
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 87406

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

When the alien invasion fleet lands, official documents will be stamped with Planck time units, with the Big Bang as reference date, written in base-64. That will solve a few problems :wink: They will also need a system for encoding inertial reference frames, or else any reference to a standard tim...
by marcgaston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 87406

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I miss the Excel format: 2013-02-27 = 41332. How does that work? I only get 2013 - 02 - 27 = 1984 1. put in the number 41332 in a cell 2. change cell formatting to date (choose your favorite date format) or alternatively 1. enter a date into a cell, using your favorite format ( do not put an "...
by marcgaston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 87406

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I miss the Excel format: 2013-02-27 = 41332.
by marcgaston
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Time is off by one hour
Replies: 2
Views: 8223

Time is off by one hour

I just posted a message and the time was off by one hour. Right now it is 22:05 CET which would make it 21:05 UTC. However, if the effect is not onetime then this post is timestamped 10:05pm UTC.

Cheers

Marc
by marcgaston
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 61064

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

Although I have a PhD in theoretical physics, I have never felt to really understand the blue sky. Also the question with the mirror has intrigued me for years and all the answers people gave me never satisfied me completely. I felt quite stupid that after all my schooling I failed to understand the...
by marcgaston
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 27920

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

Because the wolf is so cute, of course.
by marcgaston
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 23942

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

tomandlu wrote:
marcgaston wrote:I found my car vandalized this morning as well. The comic made me feel slightly better because they only ripped out my licence plate and threw it on the streets below. Still a neat coincidence.
Marc


Why was your car on a roof?


It was parked on an access road to a bridge.
by marcgaston
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1014: "Car Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 23942

Re: 1014: "Car Problems"

I found my car vandalized this morning as well. The comic made me feel slightly better because they only ripped out my licence plate and threw it on the streets below. Still a neat coincidence.

Marc
by marcgaston
Wed May 25, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 166808

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Alexor wrote:Dang, I just can't seem to reach philosophy. I keep getting trapped in the Greek Loop, as I've come to call it.


Yeah, the "Greek" <-> "French" loop. Happended to me too.
by marcgaston
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32273

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

0=eighty bajillion 1=half-two 2=four 3=five 4=six 5=seven 6=eight 7=nine 8=two 9=three 10=double-five Fr1day=the day on which you gotta get down br3ak=POWERSLIDE w0w=EQ2 Randa11=Mewtwo L0L = ¡This cheese is burning me! (yeah, old school) sh0uld=could engl1sh=Galactic Basic thr3ad = powwow t...
by marcgaston
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0862: "Let Go"
Replies: 146
Views: 36913

Re: 0862: "Let Go"

I stopped myself from reading news sites two weeks ago and now I find myself refreshing the xkcd forum all the time...
What a weird coincidence.

Marc

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