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by JohnMcL7
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 62396

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

Yeah, but if you look at an Escher painting and are all like "whoa" I can look at it too and be like "whoa" right there with you. Hard as I try I can't see white. It's incredibly blue. I can see the brown tinge at the top, so I get people thinking the dress has a brown or bronze...
by JohnMcL7
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1473: "Location Sharing"
Replies: 67
Views: 18824

Re: 1473: "Location Sharing"

My main reaction to today's strip was to wonder how many people have only heard of the Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, and not his eponym. Given the age of the target market, I bet lots of children first associated the names of Renaissance artists with mutated turtles, and I'm sure I had the same exp...
by JohnMcL7
Wed May 04, 2011 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30464

Re: 0890: Etymology

mikekearn wrote:
Samik wrote:
dan_dassow wrote:Happy Star Wars Day ...


What?! How did I not know about this holiday?


Clearly you haven't been paying attention. It's been around for years.


That and it's all over Twitter today...if you have a selection of comedy Star Wars people anyway *cough*

John
by JohnMcL7
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30464

Re: 0890: Etymology

Yep, that's the big problem with the Maw explanation. It proves the ship is manuverable not fast which is what the conversation (and thus the issue) is about. This is where it gets a bit dodgier, the short kessel run is supposed to show that the ship's navcomputer would have to be fast to find and ...
by JohnMcL7
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30464

Re: 0890: Etymology

Ok, that might be it, but I thought the entire point was how close he came to this Maw thing, not how long the entire route was. Also, I still don't know what a parsec eqautes in the Star Wars universe, much less what 12 of them add up to. So you're assuming that it is indeed something like 228 tri...
by JohnMcL7
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30464

Re: 0890: Etymology

From what I remember, he was also boasting about being able to evade the Imperials; perhaps the 12-parsec run cut through Imperial space and, since he was a smuggler, he had to avoid contact with them. He took a gutsy move and had a ship fast enough to outrun the Imperials and then disappear. No pe...
by JohnMcL7
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 30464

Re: 0890: Etymology

Anyway, it still doesn't really resolve the issue of what a parsec actually is in the Star Wars universe, since we base it on our Sun and Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsec) I suppose a Star War parsec must be a helluva lot smaller than the 19 trillion miles we use. Otherwise 12 parsecs is ...
by JohnMcL7
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What the hell, Xbox?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: What the hell, Xbox?

I'd put money on that someone has found that odd Xbox price somewhere and posted it on a deals forum or similar if the SKU he had was a very specific one rather than a generic one hence having it to hand which I doubt most people would have when shopping for Xboxes.

John

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