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by Editer
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Figureheads crossword
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Stick Figureheads crossword

The latest themed crossword at Brendan Emmet Quigley's site might be of interest. Just sayin'.
by Editer
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1445: "Efficiency"
Replies: 40
Views: 11607

Re: 1445: "Efficiency"

Yes, it would.
by Editer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"
Replies: 101
Views: 40333

Re: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"

The problem is not about how the transport occurs. It's that if you transport someone where there is currently matter, what happens to the matter that was there? This would be an issue whenever you transport someone who isn't in a spacesuit, because the atmosphere that was there needs to be displac...
by Editer
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99558

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

CorruptUser wrote:Oh dear. Randall insulted the "friendzoners" again.

EVERYONE, BATTLESTATIONS! Be on the lookout for rehashed MRA talking points and trilbies!


1 hour 4 minutes. Those guys are slowing down.
by Editer
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 17121

1287: "Puzzle"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/puzzle.png Title text: Prediction for Carlsen v. Anand: ... 25. Qb8+ Nxb8 26. Rd8# f6 27. "... dude." Qf5 28. "The game is over, dude." Qxg5 29. Rxe8 0-1 30. "Dude, your move can't be '0-1'. Don't write that down." [Black flips board] Where'...
by Editer
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 35111

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

If Monty Hall opens a door and offers a switch 100% of the time the contestant chose the car and 50% of the time the contestant chose a goat, then the choice whether to switch is exactly 50-50. I suspect that in fact, if this game was indeed played as described, he winged it. They show the McGurk ef...
by Editer
Sat May 18, 2013 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 61023

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I knew a young woman years ago who moved to another city, and once in one of my "Where are they now?" moments I looked her up online and found an article where she talked about her synesthesia, which I hadn't known she had. She'd gone into writing about the arts, and she said that sometime...
by Editer
Sat May 18, 2013 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 61023

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

Either way, I suspect a lot of people have scattered memories from age three or so, but they aren't terribly coherent or reliable. I definitely remember my mom being pregnant with and then giving birth to my sister, which happened a few months after I turned 3, and I have a single memory I know hap...
by Editer
Fri May 17, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 61023

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

This is what I love about xkcd. I didn't know about synthesia before seeing this comic, it motivated me to look it up on Wikipedia. And now that I have it makes me appreciate the wittiness of the comic all the more :D You re sure you looked ub synthesia, not syn es thesia? And that helped you to ge...
by Editer
Fri May 17, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 61023

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

maxxxy wrote:Well... I was going to say I saw a duckie and a horsie, but I changed my mind.


:D

I can see the Apostle Paul standing there to one side.
by Editer
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:Added -- list of all posters to the One True Thread
http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Credits


Oh me yarm my position on the list is the same as the street number of the house I grew up in! :shock: Kewl.
by Editer
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 38261

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

Someone started a thread (elsewhere) about "dumb things you didn't know", and I posted this comic. Someone responded that she hadn't known about the Mentos+Diet Coke thing either and was going to the store first thing tomorrow. :D
by Editer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

Now this is getting interesting. The two towers on the left each have space between the main body and the slanted roof. If I'm not mistaken that is impossible to achieve with sand and water alone. So at least part of this castle is made some other way. Significant? Time will tell. Wait for i-- oh, y...
by Editer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: The other castle has a trebuchet.
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1190:_Time So now that I finally got to the pages for Megan and Cueball. Why is Megan named Megan? Cueball has a nice little blurb explaining that it's made up for the purposes of explainxkcd. It's also fairly descriptive. Where did Megan come from? N...
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

This forum, on the other hand, is very 4'33" - were all listening to the sounds around the performance and appreciating what we hear and even if some of it is occasionally annoyingly repetitive/off topic/etc it all builds up into a rich tapestry of silence. The art isn't (just) in the drawings...
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

As for the XKCD audience coming up with many meanings, well, it's Randall's version of 4'33" . 4'33" is 273 seconds long. Maybe this will go on for exactly 273 frames ... that would be obscure but if Randall's original storyboarding landed it in that neighborhood he might adjust to hit it...
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK, I could have sworn he was standing up there on the hour. Carry on.
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

Jonas79 wrote:
Editer wrote:Is it just me or are the last two frames identical? I can't see a difference.


He climbed up on the castle wall... Try refreshing your browser.


He climbed up there at 10am my time and is still there at 10:30 my time.
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is it just me or are the last two frames identical? I can't see a difference.
by Editer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106388
Views: 40001251

Re: 1190: "Time"

His head turned again. (Or did it turn back? Is the sequence going in reverse now?)
by Editer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1173: "Steroids"
Replies: 156
Views: 29971

Re: 1173: Steriods

A fly is a system for converting cowflop into birds.
by Editer
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1171:"Perl Problems"
Replies: 43
Views: 18512

Re: 1171:"Perl Problems"

creaothceann wrote:Wait, did he just simply re-use Zawinski's quote and comic 927?


Zawinski popularized that quote but didn't come up with it himself. FWIW.
by Editer
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 33747

Re: 1166: "Argument"

Does anyone else think he's poking fun at you guys? There were a couple of comics that happened to mention certain controversial issues that led to comic discussion threads dozens of pages long, often getting so sidetracked that they forgot what they were originally arguing about. This all reminds ...
by Editer
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 47050

Re: 1143:"Location"

And it's probably bad that this comic is the first I've heard of this "Ingress" game. First I've heard too, but it's a fairly new game, only announced a few week ago, and still in closed beta. As someone said, this is such a tiny niche who would get the joke without research -- although I...
by Editer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 82659

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

... in Europe, fuel efficiency is not measured in distance travelled per volume unit of fuel (miles/gallon), but rather fuel spent for a given standard distance travelled, usually litres of fuel per 100 kilomteres . My favorite thing from Randall's "What If" posts is his pointing out that...
by Editer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 17303

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

Whether this comic is true depends on the product and who's likely to have used/watched it. Movie reviews on Amazon et al. tend toward many stars because many people who wouldn't like the film don't bother watching in the first place. So it's best to think of those as "ratings by people who wa...
by Editer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 17303

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

VDZ wrote:Just wanted to post to say that this is the best xkcd alt text ever. I don't think I've ever seen such a well-done plot twist in a story that short.


This.
by Editer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1098: "Star Ratings"
Replies: 77
Views: 17303

Re: 1098: "Star Ratings"

Whether this comic is true depends on the product and who's likely to have used/watched it. Movie reviews on Amazon et al. tend toward many stars because many people who wouldn't like the film don't bother watching in the first place. So it's best to think of those as "ratings by people who wan...
by Editer
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 40922

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Eh, not all that funny. When will Randall get back to the good joke strips for once?

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...

(yes I'm joking)
by Editer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 26985

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

Waitaminnit. Nearly all phones these days don't display the caller's identity, just their number. So how did the guy know it was the 1970s calling? :?: :?: ETA: Or maybe the 1970s are in his address book because they've called before. "Hello? ... Really!? ... Oh, yeah, I was just about to send ...
by Editer
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 43670

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

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by Editer
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"
Replies: 97
Views: 34288

Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

Just went over to Wikipedia and it's leopard-ized. Either the mods haven't snapped to attention yet, or they can't keep up.
by Editer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0029: "Hitler"
Replies: 48
Views: 16692

Re: 0029: Hitler

Yeah, Godwin's Law doesn't say the discussion has to end, just that what'shisname becomes more and more likely to appear.
by Editer
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 79491

Re: 0882: "Significant"

As usual, it takes a while, but science catches up with xkcd. This article in the journal Psychological Science explicates the effects of running a lot of tests and only reporting the ones with the low p-values. (The scientists in the comic don't do this, the newspaper does, but the result is effect...
by Editer
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1007: "Sustainable"
Replies: 115
Views: 28253

Re: 1007: "Sustainable"

You plot out your data points on a graph; a linear one to start with. You (or some software) look at how the data points are arranged and pick a curve which closely-enough approximates them without being ridiculously mathematically complex; try a linear curve first, then an exponential curve... hey...
by Editer
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 63471

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

Yep, been done. I remember well the white-package stuff that was cheaper in part because it was the leftovers after the big brands took the best-looking products -- the canned sliced peaches, for instance, had more variety in shape and size than the major label product. I heard a standup comic talk ...
by Editer
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0959: "Caroling"
Replies: 69
Views: 26475

Re: 0959: "Caroling"

Maybe it's just the mood I'm in, but this comic made me laugh loud and long. Yay.
by Editer
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 38650

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

I'm making my first post just to say, as a physics major, maybe this isn't EXPLICITLY how I react to new information...but yeah, guilty as charged. I definitely tout the superiority of physics*, and I definitely think most of those other "fake" topics (like sociology!) make things complic...

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