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by highlyverbal
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 31486

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Everyone seems to have their fun vision facts to add to the mix! Here's mine: Due to the overlap of wavelengths detected in cone cells in the eyes, there is the possibility of Imaginary Colors (google it!). Quick summary: at some point in the future we will be able to stimulate neurons (or cones) wi...
by highlyverbal
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55728

Re: 1078: "Knights"

In the queen's gambit (assuming black accepts the gambit), white sacrifices its c-pawn. So? False, there is no way that Black can hold onto the extra pawn against a White player determined to regain it. All serious lines of the QGA involve regaining the pawn. Try again. Soon, you will learn that th...
by highlyverbal
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55728

Re: 1078: "Knights"

Monika wrote:Gambit means a type of chess opening http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambit. Actually this is not a gambit because nothing is sacrificed. But it's just combining a chess term with a real battle term.


What is sacrificed in the opening called the Queen's Gambit? (you may have heard of it)
by highlyverbal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46870

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

"Chimeral"?

"Chimerical" and "Chimeric" are both preferred usage over "Chimeral."
by highlyverbal
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73932

Re: "One Two" Discussion

I thought the count said: Ah Ha Ha Ha
by highlyverbal
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 39283

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

I feel like some rabbits may be some other rabbit's heir.
by highlyverbal
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36570

Re: "Wings" Discussion

I second the motion that the joint conditions of a) using glue and b) having mythy friends only is ONE problem.
by highlyverbal
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78321

Re: "Dangers" discussion

Crane wrote:Why is surfing "4%" when the rest have numbers?


Are you sure that isn't "496"?
by highlyverbal
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78321

Re: "Dangers" discussion

doctor_kiwano wrote:freak gasoline fight was good for 216, but then who didn't already know that it was dangerous to get into fights with freak gasoline.


Always, ALWAYS, plan your gasoline fights! Freak gasoline fights are just too risky.
by highlyverbal
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 78321

Re: "Dangers" discussion

First of all, where the heck are the raptors! We need to know those numbers! Second, presumably, the search was "Died in aN ________ accident" for elevator and ice skating. If this is a comic that features linguistics and computers, is it too much to ask to get the proper input masking rig...
by highlyverbal
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0351: "Trolling"
Replies: 179
Views: 37495

Re: "Trolling Discussion"

What the two gentlemen are doing to Rick Astley in the comic is most certainly not rickrolling. It is rickrolljacking.

What did Rick click?
by highlyverbal
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 29609

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

That comic puts the "waaaah" in "wasteland."

Also in "walking."

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