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by conorjh
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 40384

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

How could the RS232 be forgotten when it was once immortalized in song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDlj0jBtYmQ
by conorjh
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48958196

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea is death/time.

Time, swift to fasten and swift to sever
      Hand from hand, as we stand by the sea
by conorjh
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48958196

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's where it's going:

Spoiler:
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by conorjh
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48958196

Re: 1190: "Time"

There is a similarity with "Click and drag", with that you construct a story linking the little vignettes scattered through the world, here we make up stories in anticipation of the next still. A few people have mentioned the contrast too, the figures in "Click and drag" are tiny...
by conorjh
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48958196

Re: 1190: "Time"

In Endgame Beckett describes the time of our lives as "the impossible heap": CLOV (fixed gaze, tonelessly): Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished. (Pause.) Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there's a heap, a little heap, the impossible heap...
by conorjh
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 67569

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

A fun variant: using the The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences to help you children with their "2,4,8,16" what is the next entry in this sequence?" style maths homework, eg 30

http://oeis.org/A027423
by conorjh
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 25037

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

An interesting related phenomenon is the ngram for years, they appear to be near perfect alpha functions; link gives an example.

http://conorhoughton.tumblr.com/post/2367307390/one-graph-shows-references-to-1965-in-books
by conorjh
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 91652

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

I'm surprised "goer" is on the top 1000 words but "sun" and "god" aren't. I say sun and god all the time, but never say goer.


But Saturn isn't "sun god", "fun god" would be closer, or "free from the man god", but yes.
by conorjh
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 56911

Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

There was an obviously doomed public arts project organized around this in 2001

http://www.afineline.org/projects/paint.html
by conorjh
Wed May 16, 2012 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 44537

Re: 1056: Felidae

How do you titillate an ocelot? You oscillate its tits a lot.

So, yes, ocelot should be next.
by conorjh
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 39865

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

n0etic wrote:If you love formal logic and you are driving, and you honk iff you love formal logic, you'd be honking your horn the entire time that you drive.


No, only when you see the sticker; it's an imperative not an instruction.
by conorjh
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 64325

Re: 988: "Tradition"

You don't have "Fairy Tale of New York" in the US?
by conorjh
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 45652

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

Not a problem, but even if it was, here's a solution: scientists believe they may have found a broad spectrum anti-viral

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/antiviral-0810.html

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