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by ECK138
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 8158

2121:"Light Pollution"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/light_pollution.png "It's so sad how almost no one alive today can remember seeing the galactic rainbow, the insanity nebula, or the skull and glowing eyes of the Destroyer of Sagittarius." I saw this yesterday, I wonder if it inspired the comic https://lighttr...
by ECK138
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 10866

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

But if you solve it, you'll inherit Randall's vast fortune!


That could be interesting or not, depending if ended up with a bunch of 1950"s stars in a mad, mad, mad dash to Los Angeles, or a Mary-Sue retread of 80's pop culture.
by ECK138
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 10360

Re: 1904: Research Risks

I'm totally surprised by the lack of beer on this chart. The London Beer Flood happened on 17 October 1814[2] in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery[1] in Tottenham Court Road,[1][3] a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer rupture...
by ECK138
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485532

Re: Favorite home experiments

A plasma is an ionically charged gas. You can get a plasma by heating a gas enough to knock the electrons off, as in the sun, OR you can knock the electrons off with electricity, as in a florescent light or those novelty balls, or even neon lights. A quick check to see if it's a plasma is to hold a ...
by ECK138
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 99703

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Really? You could have used your power to promote a 3rd party ( any third party!) making a push to actually change this broken 2-party system. And instead you give us a boring endorsement for the usual lesser of two evils? Sad, sad, sad. Calling the first woman president, a 40-year vetaran of law a...
by ECK138
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 99703

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

NotAllThere wrote:HIGNFYsaid something like "Will the USA end up with the worst president in history, or one even worse".

However, I will say that of all currently extant politicians globally, the only one I think could make a career in stand-up comedy is Obama.


Senator Al Franken
by ECK138
Wed May 02, 2012 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 88135

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Student: "I hate story problems."
Teacher: "Life is just a bunch of story problems."
by ECK138
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 58443

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

I'm always astounded when comics like these show up. They always balance between exploitative and sympathy-whoring , and I suppose that kind of attitude only manages to resonate with the truly sycophantic. So the cancer case took up virtually all of Randall's emotions during half a year, and he sti...
by ECK138
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: another thing to worry about-- Raptors from Above
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

another thing to worry about-- Raptors from Above

Manning suggests Velociraptor used its climbing ability to perch in trees and pounce on prey from above, with its claws puncturing the skin so it could cling to its victim's body while biting and subduing it. He points out that Microraptor, a tiny dinosaur in the same sickled-clawed dromeosaur famil...
by ECK138
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30164

Re: "SUV" Discussion

Typically if I want to "excite" hybrid owners, The electricity in a hybrid doesn't come from the grid; the battery is recharged by the engine while it's idling and braking. So it's basically free energy. Ah, but you're forgetting about the coming plug-in hybrids, which will be powered off...
by ECK138
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30164

Re: "SUV" Discussion

anyone have any recent info on diesel/hydraulic hybrids? The idea is a diesel engine pressurises a hydraulic canister which powers the car. First point is that the engine can operate at its most efficient speed all the time but the main point is that the tank can also be pressurised by regenerative...
by ECK138
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30164

Re: "SUV" Discussion

Hybrids are for wimps --

Real Men drive EV's

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