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by snoopy369
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 175095

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Well, I can debunk the idea that nothing shows up while you watch; an octopus showed up while I was looking at it just a bit ago. I'm really hoping someone comes up with a list of all of the things that are creatable, and what combination is needed to get them (color, position of light, angle, inten...
by snoopy369
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 225078

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Klear wrote:
JDGA wrote:The livestream just stated that the harpoons never actually fired. Oops.


Looks like Randall didn't account for this possibility!


Given the current image, it looks like he _did_ account for it.

Spoiler:
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by snoopy369
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 225078

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Next step for scientists: figure out how to make a harpoon with a 500,000km rope, and the wheel device to wheel the harpoon back in.
by snoopy369
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 225078

Re: 1446: "Landing"

manvandmaan wrote:Excitement!

BlitzGirl wrote:Anxious Spacewhales is the name of my next band.

Can I be the drummer?
I don't know how to, but how hard can beating on things with sticks be?


Have you ever tried drumming in Rock Band or Guitar Hero? Yeah, pretty hard...
by snoopy369
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:00 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 143626

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Likely the page difference has to do with the printer (not the little thing in your home office, but the company that makes the book) and whomever does the text layout (could be Randall, could be his publisher). In addition to possible changes in the layout, font, font size, etc., the printer may ha...
by snoopy369
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 18048

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

Rather surprised he didn't mention sun tea. Tea brews happily at normal room temperature, or even cold. It just takes longer (6-8 hours in cold or 2-3 hours in 35C temps). Not sure if the total dispersion is the same as hot or not, but hot water is not the only way to brew tea.
by snoopy369
Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"
Replies: 42
Views: 32122

Re: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"

Hmm, a slight variation of a question I sent in just after http://xkcd.com/1212/ - essentially asking what these aliens would actually receive, given the likely dispersal of the radio signal (and my inability to get a decent signal on the much-closer Earth). I wonder whether the actual questions he ...
by snoopy369
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1008: “Suckville”
Replies: 99
Views: 40861

Re: 1008: “Suckville”

looked at the US 2010 Census, at SF1 Table P1. The only instance of Population 83 corresponds to "Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" living in Alabama. Looking at Population 82, since guy-game-player now makes it 83, this corresponds to "Ame...
by snoopy369
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can't find a comic
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: Can't find a comic

edit: hmm, only have 3 posts... need to lurk less I guess? :) The link is at a reddit page titled "This is quite possibly the simplest and most zen flowchart", google it and you'll find it.

That looks like the original to me.
by snoopy369
Sat May 07, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 32945

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

I think the teacher just needs a thicker skin. I enjoy explaining scientific concepts using simple metaphors, and people for whom those are too simple can go read the ****ing book if they want to.
by snoopy369
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 58422

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

or maybe the immortality treatment (nanorobotics, medicine, whathaveyou) would have a "side effect" of infertility. Bonus if it can be turned off, rendering one mortal again, and eventually fertile again. One can dream... Ever read the short story collection "Pump Six and other stori...

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