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by mbklein
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38776

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

I wonder how much Kickstarter funding I can raise to name one of them "Veronica Mars."
by mbklein
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 53796

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

The Beta Aquariids haven't been viewable for over 30 years now, having been out-marketed into obsolescence by the VHS Aquariids.
by mbklein
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 86438

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Can someone explain to me what it means when one of the red lines flows in from the far left to join the rest of the red bloc, and vice versa?
by mbklein
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 21641

Re: 1082: “Geology”

Then they found out they were both into boudinage. Teh Googles of that word lead to even more georotica. Boudinage is a geological term for structures formed by extension, where a rigid tabular body such as a bed of sandstone, is stretched and deformed amidst less competent surroundings. The compet...
by mbklein
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 28268

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

I'm gonna go respond to 12 random Facebook statuses with "So...It has come to this" right now!
by mbklein
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94901

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Go eat a live banana slug. Right now. If you won't do it, eating slugs must be an inherently immoral act. Fallacious... Yup. Just as fallacious as the argument that inspired it. Which is built on essentially the same premise as "If you have nothing to hide, you have no reason not to let the po...
by mbklein
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94901

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Regarding the "mutated babies" issue: The rate of birth defects among healthy, unrelated parents is around 2%. Among closely-related parents, it doubles to a whopping 4%. Given an absolute need to reproduce and a choice between two partners -- your genotypically healthy sister and a woman ...
by mbklein
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94901

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Have sex with your mother. Right now. Come back to me once you have done it, and tell me that you were brave enough to do this thing that just CAN'T POSSIBLY be immoral. Or, to paraphrase, "If you won't do it right now then it can't possibly be moral." I didn't say it is impossible for in...
by mbklein
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110853

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

CuBr wrote:EDIT: Suddenly [url] is working again...


Perhaps because you've suddenly reached the 5-post threshold the allows you to use the [url] tag?
by mbklein
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23628

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

I'm probably completely wrong, but is this the first time these characters have been shown to have any kind of romantic relationship? I guess I just tend to focus on the personalities and didn't realize that there are real relationships. How do top hat guy and black hat guy fit in? I figured that i...
by mbklein
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88856

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

My favorite variations on this problem: ⋅ When I Google a very specific issue, discover a single years-old thread on it, click through, start reading the OP, and realize that it was...written by me. ⋅ When I Google a very specific issue, discover a single years-old thread on it, ...
by mbklein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0883: "Pain Rating"
Replies: 136
Views: 49174

Re: 0883: "Pain Rating"

Compared to having all your brain's incoming nerves wired to a malicious arbitrary waveform generator, I guess you're fine. Is that the alt-text, or your commentary? 'Cause that's not the alt-text I see, which is "If it were a two or above I wouldn't be able to answer because it would mean a p...
by mbklein
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 108741

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Alright, so there are about 8 million people every year dying from cancer, that's one death every four seconds. If you live in the US, one out of every 200 people you see in the streets every day suffers from cancer. Do you care? I must confess I don't; otherwise I'd long ago died myself from carin...

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