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by just brew it!
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 69655

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

I'm pretty sure Randall is wrong on this one; here's my own analysis. The energy in sunlight at ground level is on the order of 500 watts per square meter. We know that a hand-held magnifying glass can start a fire in direct sunlight. Let's call the area of our hypothetical magnifying glass 0.01 squ...
by just brew it!
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 24901

Re: Types of Editors

I'm still waiting for a WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Meant) editor. And no, auto-correct doesn't count.
by just brew it!
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"
Replies: 61
Views: 14697

Re: What-if 0066: "500 MPH"

The company I work for does wind blast testing of some of the stuff we build. On some of the failed tests, we never found all of the pieces!
by just brew it!
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 31932

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Gotta admit I remain skeptical. Dasani (and pretty much all bottled water) doesn't taste quite right in my opinion, but I tend to doubt that something with low enough sodium that the nutrition label can get away with saying 0mg has enough NaCl for you to notice it. Maybe it's not salt, but there's ...
by just brew it!
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 31932

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

People think everyone around them inhabits the same universe as them. Truth is, everyone has his/hers own private world that no-one can ever see or understand fully. You're *all* just figments of my imagination. I challenge you to prove otherwise! ... TL;DR: GOD HATES SHRIMP LEV 11:10-12 Yup. I rec...
by just brew it!
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 31932

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

A couple of people I went to college with would not eat crustaceans at all. One of them explained his reasoning as "I don't eat bugs!" Also, to the person who can't understand why some people eat bell peppers: My wife feels exactly the same way. She absolutely detests the aroma and flavor ...
by just brew it!
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1248: "Sphere"
Replies: 78
Views: 17877

Re: 1248: "Sphere"

Love this one.

I will have to try that line on the (somewhat elderly) receptionist at the building where I work this morning when she asks me how I'm doing. I'm half expecting a blank stare (the other choice would be "Have a nice day!") in response.

Is that mean? :lol:
by just brew it!
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"
Replies: 201
Views: 44325

Re: 1240: "Quantum Mechanics"

Hey, I liked Quantum Leap *and* ST:E. So there! I've actually helped physicists code QCD simulations, and *still* don't understand what it means!. :lol: And quantum computing is waaay over-hyped. I acknowledge that it may have some applications, but have yet to see a real-world practical example. Ye...
by just brew it!
Thu May 02, 2013 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107001
Views: 47342809

Re: 1190: "Time"

How much TIME do you figure has collectively been spent, worldwide, on all things related to the OTC?
by just brew it!
Wed May 01, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107001
Views: 47342809

Re: 1190: "Time"

Disturbing that the cracks/artifacts/whatever did not change between frames 1008 and 1009, where a scene change obviously occurred.

It's a rift in the space-time continuum. Run!

Edit: D'oh, someone else pointed that out while I was posting.
by just brew it!
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107001
Views: 47342809

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK, so I've just been lurking (sporadically) on this thread, so my apologies if this has already been mentioned. I think the "bye" in frame 880 may have been a "breaking the fourth wall" thing, i.e., it was (in part) directed at us , even though Megan appears to be speaking to th...

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