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by Bounty
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 7264

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

TheEngineer wrote:And where's the Centronics parallel printer port gone? I think I'll keep my xkcd Phone 4 for now.
Scott Auld wrote:I lost it at the squelch knob.


It has HOOK SHOT! All we need is a Wrist Mounted case and we've got a serviceable Bat Cable replacement!
by Bounty
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"
Replies: 20
Views: 4402

Re: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"

But the fact that Black Hat is involved in this means it's not JUST a joke, which means Tornados must be able to benefit from a written list of rules. Which means Tornados are literate, unlike rainbows.

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/illiterate ... ctlg_dgn_0
by Bounty
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1728: "Cron Mail"
Replies: 21
Views: 7262

Re: 1782: "Cron Mail"

@op: you might want to change the comic number in the subject, it is 1728 and not 1782 :) Thanks for pointing that out. And thank you for explaining that random comment up thread I hadn't had time to investigate yet! Am I the only one that thought the strip would involve Conan's god Crom? (well, *n...
by Bounty
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 38271

Re: 0852: "Local g"

pogrmman wrote:
pernishus wrote:Well folks, props to Randall for anticipating world record Olympic record pole vaults at Rio.


Sorry to be a bit pedantic, but it wasn't a world record.
The world record was set in 2014 by a Frenchman in Ukraine.


And how does Ukraine's local gravity compare to that of London and Rio?
by Bounty
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 7956

Re: 1718: "Backups"

Sure, but how important actually is that data? Music ripped from a CD that is now available on every streaming service anyway? Last Christmas, at the request of Disney, Amazon went into the accounts of every user and REMOVED their purchased copies of Prep and Landing until after the 1st of the year...
by Bounty
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"
Replies: 55
Views: 12869

Re: 1717: "Pyramid Honey"

Soupspoon wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:We still can't even explain how bees are able to fly in space.
It's not their flying in space that interests me, it's their flying in time...


the Doctor is well aware of this beehaviour.
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Migrant_Bee
by Bounty
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 10960

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

kodiac wrote:Undocumented behaviour:
-e -i -e -i -o
causes the computer to sing, unless -q is also used.


I just tried this with the -q switch. Is that really the best ASCII Art Bacon the developers were able to create?
by Bounty
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 9393

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

I must admit, this caused more than a little nervous laughter.

*EDIT: Because it's not super obvious, notice who's reading the thread on Twitter Bots becoming self aware...
by Bounty
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 12500

Re: 1541: "Voice"

Can you read aloud things you're making up as you go along, in your mind? EDITED: I don't think I can do that, I think I misinterpreted your question. OLD REST-OF-THE-POST: I revise things many, many times until they sound good. I also started reading at a very early age, three or four years old, s...
by Bounty
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 14204

Re: 1537: "Types"

I don't think there's a single language to blame here, and we know Randalls not 'monolingual' when it comes to coding. He's just poking foibles at the entire Set. The only one I'm still not quite Groking is #5, ... Never mind, just got it... Favorite is still #10 though, as XKCD is funniest when it ...
by Bounty
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 13919

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

I'll tell you what I want, that which I really, truly desire, So inform me the item or items of which thou art enamoured, those the aforementioned person definitely, indubitably craves. I am going to elucidate the audience as to my yearnings, the objects I greatly, genuinely, covet OK, specify thy ...
by Bounty
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 13919

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

Jorpho wrote:Eventually I felt compelled to compose my own response.
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YOINK! Stolen!
by Bounty
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1504: "Opportunity"
Replies: 49
Views: 10860

Re: 1504: "Opportunity"

There, I Fixed It For You.
by Bounty
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 21251

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

At least now we know how Starburst are so juicy. They come from an alternate reality where Scotch Korean are much more common.

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by Bounty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1494: “Insurance”
Replies: 81
Views: 15902

Re: 1494: “Insurance”

So who want's to ask the WhatIF question:

What are the odds that if I stole a random bag off the Airport conveyor belt, the clothing inside would actually fit me?
EDIT:
Also, how many bags, on average, would I have to take to be reasonably sure of getting clothes that fit me?
by Bounty
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"
Replies: 51
Views: 19752

Re: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"

Melting seems Energy Expensive.

What about MOVING? California is in what Bostonians might call "A Wicked Drought". Would it be more energy efficient to send the Snow or Ice to California?
by Bounty
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 11876

Re: 1469: "UV"

I thought COBRA was an evil organization devoted to taking advantage of American G.I.s... Oh. Never mind. This is why of all the attempts to repackage our childhood shows, I like G.I.Joe Renegades the best. COBRA is a big box store with Lobbyists who controls the media, in addition to making super-...
by Bounty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1468: "Worrying"
Replies: 50
Views: 11279

Re: 1468: "Worrying"

I don't get the "chest wound" thing. Do movies worry differently between wounds on right and left side? In the movies, a chest wound on the right side means your opponent is trying to kill you; a chest wound on the left side might mean your heart has be pierced. In the real world, a chest...
by Bounty
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 38887

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

Why are there data points of people surviving less than their head start time from the harvester? Do they just feed themselves to it? I was assuming that in their hurry to escape the harvester, they fell off cliffs, or into deathtraps before their head start was finished. Or maybe it's measurement ...
by Bounty
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1425: "Tasks"
Replies: 85
Views: 22803

Re: 1425: "Tasks"

da Doctah wrote:I still prefer "What if I'm just a brain in a jar being stimulated to have what I think are experiences?"

(Or even "What if I'm a butterfly, dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu?")

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by Bounty
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1424: "En Garde"
Replies: 29
Views: 8028

Re: 1424: "En Garde"

Without the emotionality it's a fencing term. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/right_of_way#English And with the emotionality, I'm lost. In fencing, you're trying to 'wound' one another by poking them with a sharpened stick. When, in the sport version, you wound your opponent, the judge calls out &quo...
by Bounty
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 10419

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

(that too, isn't it a meteorite once it enters the atmosphere??) It's a meteor only while it's in the process of falling to Earth. One it hits the ground, it's a meteorite. While it's still just floating around in outer space, it's a meteoroid. Think of it this way: a meteor is the defining object,...
by Bounty
Wed May 07, 2014 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0095: "Pyramid Energy"
Replies: 52
Views: 33294

Re: What-if 0095: "Pyramid Energy"

I did a similar calculation - if we took all the time Americans spend watching television (half a trillion hours per year) and put it into rocket building, we could send five Apollo missions to the moon per day. I bet the world spent more time watching the missions on TV than making them happen. I ...
by Bounty
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 30104

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

I think, while this character is named "Meg", I wouldn't want to confuse her with Megan (who appears in the previous comic). So, I think we should nickname her Black Hair (alluding to Black Hat) because of her dark hacking purposes (she wrote the sensitive info down). The character's full...
by Bounty
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1343: "Manuals"
Replies: 34
Views: 14358

Re: 1343: "Manuals"

May I present the First Email I received on my College Email: (Note, I am not Tim...) Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 21:44:25 -0800 (PST) From: John Kim <----@cs.ucr.edu> To: Tim Jenkins <----@engr.ucr.edu> Cc: eemajs@engr.ucr.edu, genmajs@engr.ucr.edu, ----@engr.ucr.edu Subject: Re: Solarium PCs I saw this...
by Bounty
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1338: "Land Mammals"
Replies: 168
Views: 49711

Re: 1338: "Land Mammals"

Time for some facts: At a global scale, the FAO has recently estimated that livestock (including poultry) accounts for about 14.5 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions estimated as 100-year CO2 equivalents.[25] ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_meat_production So ...
by Bounty
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1323: "Protocol"
Replies: 37
Views: 11716

Re: 1323: "Protocol"

Klear wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Also: how appropriate to have a comic w/ heavy sexual innuendo on Hump Day


Heavy sexual innuendo? Two girls meet by chance?


We're talkinga bout computer scientists. Two girls in the same place at the same time? When does that ever happen to them?
by Bounty
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"
Replies: 38
Views: 12821

Re: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"

http://mydeathspace.com/article-list.aspx I stumbled over this back before facebook was cool - it was a user submission index of the myspace accounts of dead people. The most poignant comment I ever read on there was "I find it really disturbing that so many drunk driving deaths have user pictu...
by Bounty
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 21935

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

addams wrote:We have your data. We know what you are, where you are.......

Then can you PLEASE provide me with directions to wherever everyone is getting these burritos?
by Bounty
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"
Replies: 58
Views: 19000

Re: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"

“When it gets down to it — talking trade balances here — once we've brain-drained all our technology into other countries, once things have evened out, they're making cars in Bolivia and microwave ovens in Tadzhikistan and selling them here — once our edge in natural resources has been made irreleva...
by Bounty
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 38902

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

100 years ago we went from 30 pages to 15 pages, but the average response to the comic could fit in a 140 character tweet. Just because we haven't solved the issue doesn't mean it never was an issue. Some of these have gotten worse, some are staying fairly static, and some got better only to get wor...
by Bounty
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1201: "Integration by parts"
Replies: 81
Views: 23392

Re: 1201: "Integration by parts"

The Problem with the comic is that he used dv as the second variable, rather than do. Once you change that out you get:
∫ udo - solve the problem.
by Bounty
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58517

Re: 1196: "Subways"

I think Randall's a bit late on this one. Shouldn't this have posted in February?
by Bounty
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0032: "Hubble"
Replies: 35
Views: 11708

Re: What-If 0032: Hubble

I wonder what use both a hammer and a set of dice have to the ordinary desk user, and if any research went into determining the items on a typical desk. Smart kids always use dice to generate their RSA keypairs. It's the only way to be sure they haven't fixed the random number generation. I once sa...
by Bounty
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0031: "FedEx Bandwidth"
Replies: 57
Views: 16039

Re: What-If 0031: FedEx Bandwidth

Would it still be faster to to mail a hard drive than send it online, when you take transfer times into consideration? To transfer 500gb to an external, mail it, then transfer it vs. sending source to source.. I probably don't know enough about computers to be able to make an argument, but I feel l...
by Bounty
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 21031

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Breed 2,000,000 creatures. Kill of 99.99% with a chemical. Allow the suvivors to bring the population back to 2,000,000. Kill them with the chemical. repeat until entire population survives. This is how one goes about breeding creatures resistant to the chemical. The more you sanitize, the worse it'...
by Bounty
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"
Replies: 67
Views: 13317

Re: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"

cellocgw wrote:What, no "use metric" or "pounds aren't mass" complaints yet?

While pounds are not a unit of mass, 'Dropping' is an action that involves Gravity, so a unit of Weight (like pounds) would be appropriate in that context.
by Bounty
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1129: "Cell Number"
Replies: 96
Views: 26448

Re: 1129: "Cell Number"

I guess once upon a time mobiles were "callee pays", but most folks I know are either unlimited now, or have so many minutes that they rarely ever use them all. You do of course still get the occasional urban horror story "teen daughter gets first cell, runs up $1000 in text and data ...
by Bounty
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 41947

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

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http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-best-thing-since
by Bounty
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 290480

Re: 1037: "Umwelt"

I was goofing off, and noticed there's a "Transcript" tag on the comic. Assuming the DFCI comic is legitly part of the Umwelt collection, I guess this means your transcript isn't comprehensive of all the strips... Rather, it seems to contain everything that had been found and posted at th...

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