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by 314159
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1805: "Unpublished Discoveries"
Replies: 15
Views: 4394

Re: 1805: "Unpublished Discoveries"

I'm kind of wondering why just "Print to PDF" wouldn't work...
by 314159
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 38427

Re: 1474: "Screws"

I'm a little surprised the one labelled as 'rivet' wasn't a reference to the Screw head type that is just a completely smooth surface. It's a special type of security screw, and it requires a special powered screwdriver, that perfectly matches the size, then heats the screw head and uses the thermal...
by 314159
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm, about 300 plus pages to catch up on since I last posted. That's a lot.

...But they're on the move! Who knows what will happen next?
by 314159
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

A lot of people have made reference to the parts where one character has walked away, or walked past the other silently as being awkward or uncomfortable parts. Is it just me who sees these bits as an indication of how comfortable those two are with each other? You know when you've got a really good...
by 314159
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bright eyed and bushy tailed just means wide awake and raring to go. It's a squirrel reference.
by 314159
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

A lot of people seem to really doubt how complex a structure you can make from sand. If the sand sculpture pic posted a while back wasn't enough to convince you, look at some of the sand casting videos on Youtube. Admittedly it's a particular type of sand that holds together better, but you can mold...
by 314159
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow. Left this on page 50-something, and just caught up. That's a lot of posts... On the "Can you swim in Oobleck" question, it's a non-newtonian shear thickening material, so it has pretty similar rheological properties to quicksand. Try to punch either, and your hand will bounce off, but...
by 314159
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still not updating for me. Of course, this slip gives away the gist of the next few frames now. I wonder how many frames ahead that accidental one was?
by 314159
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

Originally I thought when he destroyed part of the castle it was on purpose, like he had been considering some design changes while at the top there and is now implementing them - though it looks like it's much the same as he rebuilds it - we'll see! It does look like he is re-building the wall hig...
by 314159
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

I personally think this really will go on for months, if not years. I reckon the sand castle is just the start. I reckon, like the click and drag comic, that we'll see various characters, jokes and activities come and go. I'm just wondering if the comic is fully drawn, and just waiting to be display...
by 314159
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

What's holding the overhanging parts of the castle up against their own weight? Sand of unusual stickiness? Or are they indeed in a low gravity environment? This is pretty common for sandcastles. Wet sand can hold quite sizable overhangs and intricate shapes. just google image search "sandcast...
by 314159
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106986
Views: 47183104

Re: 1190: "Time"

I love this comic. It makes everyone just stop and take their time. It's contemplative. And it's interesting how many people's thoughts turn dark when faced with a quiet moment of contemplation.
by 314159
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 127
Views: 106140

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

Blast, better correct that then. I look a fool now.
by 314159
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 127
Views: 106140

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

I was ready to hate Windows 8, but as cheap as it was, I found a spare Hard drive, reinstalled XP, and upgraded so I can switch back easily if I want. I have to say, I think I'm going to stick with it. A contentious issue is the closed nature of the metro apps store. You have to be approved to get y...
by 314159
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 236495

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Easy as Pi...
by 314159
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 68154

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

These comics always affect me deeply. Me and my wife are a similar age, and my wife got diagnosed with stage 3 cancer nearly a year ago. One of the things that sucks is that you can never just say 'right, that's that done with', and move on. You're always on the lookout.
by 314159
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 49307

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

The example I heard relating to this was of a very rare disease that affected 1 in a million people, and a test for that disease that's 99% accurate. If you get diagnosed with the disease, what are the odds you have it? Somewhere in the region of 1 in ten thousand, as you're most likely in the misdi...
by 314159
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0608: "Form"
Replies: 94
Views: 27514

Re: "Form" discussion

One of the reasons I love my current job is that I once got a form with a page saying "This page intentionally left blank. Apart from this writing."
by 314159
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 159619

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I have, quite clearly, been sniped by this. I even signed up to these boards to comment. I've not figured it out for myself yet, and following all the fourier stuff that's been posted about (which I suspect is the root to the correct answer) would require sufficient concentration that I can't simply...

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