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by zaphodbeebledoc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:31 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 23
Views: 9781

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

If you can grab your ankles faster than lightning I'm very impressed. Then pull your feet off the ground altogether, and wait there until the danger has passed. ;) Traditionally, you grab your bootstraps if you want to pull your feet off the ground, not your ankles. And if you do find yourself fall...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:30 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 23
Views: 9781

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

dlep wrote:Or a bolt of lightning. 1.21 Gigawatts!


Great Scott!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 11712

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

Okay, without looking at any previous replies, ^^^ going by the hairstyle I think that is Sporty in the comic. Is she the merciful one however, or the one who started the war? I think she is merciful and it is between Ginger and Posh as to who started the war... But who with? This is the line from j...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:56 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"
Replies: 51
Views: 26796

Re: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"

Image

Fixed that for ya!!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 17122

Re: 1271: Hilighting

Yeah, I get this with the Windows version. (Not actually on Windows, but, you know.) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17749392/Image%20Hosting/Mockupzen/Screenshot%20from%202013-10-01%2011%3A14%3A17.png I can't imagine a case where it could ever be useful , but it's cute as hell. Enormously usef...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"
Replies: 58
Views: 19964

Re: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"

After reaching the Death Zone watch out for targeted lightening bolts and a super-fast silver fighting Robot. Also if someone offers you immortality, don't accept!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Six Months - One thousand,
Four hundred, ninety-seven!
Boy, you've been busy!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 52894

Re: 1196: "Subways"

I've heard of a square circle, but never a tadpole circle

The current London Tube Map.
by zaphodbeebledoc
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 15340

Re: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

In a Doctor Who book, there is an example of a futuristic moving sidewalk. It's in a Doctor Who New Adventures novel called Original Sin. Set in the 30th century and features floating Overcities above the ruins of the cities below. Some of action takes place in Spaceport Overcity Five where it is de...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Finally caught up!!! Just in Thing that keeps slipping into the future for the era of "Still Fucking Confused"FULL STOP http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/Thing%20that%20keeps%20slipping%20into%20the%20future/348ca413f435615b60bac76b0d14b0feebabd18bcda3de136fd9bdeda3b4aa2d.png What is that thing...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Wow page 182! eow guys have been busy! When did the needle-pulled thing title change? EDIT: hwæt else have I missed? Some discussion about DST and the diversions caused by The M adness. and the e aster bunny We also naive that buffygirl be possessed by an Demon. That be-did before i be-did here [th...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Wow page 182! eow guys have been busy! When did the needle-pulled thing title change? EDIT: hwæt else have I missed? Some discussion about DST and the diversions caused by The M adness. and the e aster bunny Wait a sub-section of an hour! Why did my quote change? Madness? Madness, they call it Madn...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Wow page 182! You guys have been busy!

When did the thread title change?

EDIT: What else have I missed?
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are you sure it isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8f30c75832821619584d49c74a41ace49b28502bd8cad34920060065dabe4760.png Totally looking for the car keys. :mrgreen: Yep. Concur. Or a wedding ring. Seriously, if you are on your honeymoon and decide to go digging in wet sand with your step-kids, when you take off your ...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

digimuzik wrote:Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up?


Yes, it is!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

bigcrag92 wrote:hmm I have to go into the dreaded (and possibly non-existent) outside to mingle with the outside people *shudder* . However if I leave I'll never catch up with the forum posts again... can you guys promise not to post anything while I'm gone?


Yes.

Spoiler:
Shakes head. :mrgreen:
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

So I am leaning more and more that they are stuck in some bizarre terrain. Which explains the initial sort of boredom and fidgeting. Followed by making a castle out of available materials(it's a close analog to sand!) and then after doing that... figuring ok lets try swimming in whatever this is. A...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Do'h! Ninja'd. so we have a sea/lake made of [water / ice / coffee / oobleck / bacon / semen/ redbull / methane] and a land made of [sand / snow / rock / ground coffee / semen]? am I up to speed or have I missed some... Not to complicate things, but I have it on good authority that deep-fried veloci...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone notice that Cueball's voice is coming from pretty high up? Yeah, that is weird. I think that is simply required for the proper flow of conversation... Does the air have to originate from the lungs? A friend of mine can belch "Exterminate." I'm not sure if he can bake a soufflé ...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:If the next frame shows Megan saying that she feels re-energized, we know that it's coffee. ...right?...



Or red bull. They could develop wings and fly off.


Well they can't be on the Moon then... Blast!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Helper wrote:It's clearly made of caffeinated sperm. Everything. The lake, the sand. Even the characters. You have no idea how deep this goes.


All the way, though at some point it turns into turtles...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

[...] Alright, I shall go forth and spread the word of the Great Sandcastle. We should get some missionaries to help out. Don't forget to use "sustainable" as often as possible. This is valid for missionaries, as well. Still wondering if this year's Western super Mare Sand Sculpture festi...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:Wait! No one else post any more replies! 96 is such a nice round number of pages.


It was, wasn't it...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eoink wrote:I have just tried to explain to 2 colleagues in Germany that I got up 4 newpix early today (although I used the Outside vernacular for the passage of Time) in order to catch up on a webcomic that updates every newpix and the discussion thread about it. They seemed confused.


Pah! Outsiders!!!
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

embracethehate wrote:Honestly, the lake/ocean/sea/puddle can be whatever the heck you want it to be, right? It's not like Randall's gonna come knocking on your front door to correct you.

It's obviously jello anyway.


They're on a terraformed Mars, which is why they don't have spacesuits on. :wink:
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Do you think that if anyone started reading the thread all the way through right now, if the posting count continued as it is, would that hypothetical person be able to reach the end? Ever? Edit. Actually, this reminds me a bit of when I started to read XKCD itself. I started roughly at the beginnin...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Know what would be cool? To write code to simulate the slow erosion of a sandcastle. You could take any black pixel within some frame of coordinates that is adjacent to a white pixel below it or to the side, and give it an erosion index, starting at 1 and decreasing in random steps toward zero with...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:Sloping down now... are they perhaps on an island? An island where they have nothing to do other than build sandcastles to pass the time?


Oh come on! There one other obvious thing they could be doing!

Spoiler:
Arranging the sand into a giant H E L P ! of course...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whizbang wrote:I bet she is sad because she has no facial features. That'd make anyone sad.


It would make me look sad...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been trying to catch up all day, but this IMHO, "Time" describes relativity of time: kids can run around and play for an hour. To grown-ups, an hour is as fast as blinking an eye, but to a kid an hour of building castles in the sand is like a couple of days. I think we're experiencing...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

May I humbly suggest a sort of pseudo-SI (because measuring by the 1000s would, hopefully, be impractical) system of measurement: 1 - Newpic/Newpix (The distinction is irrelevant. Think of it as a dialect thing.) 2 - Tupix 4 - Quadpix 8 - Octopix 16 - Hexapix 48 - Dayapix 96 - Tudayapix 192 - Forda...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

May I humbly suggest a sort of pseudo-SI (because measuring by the 1000s would, hopefully, be impractical) system of measurement: 1 - Newpic/Newpix (The distinction is irrelevant. Think of it as a dialect thing.) 2 - Tupix 4 - Quadpix 8 - Octopix 16 - Hexapix 48 - Dayapix 96 - Tudayapix 192 - Forda...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

And people who are not aware of the One Darkening Pixel! We shall call them... People who are not aware of the One Darkening Pixel. (Or maybe the Outsiders, but it doesn't quite, you know, gel for me...) What is Gel? I once heard it has something to do with hair. Hmm, hair... When I was young I had...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?! Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle. I don't know. Nobody does. There is a large silicate-based piece of translucent material behind me that supposedly allows one to view the Outs...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104850
Views: 29803521

Re: 1190: "Time"

Checking down near the bottom of the forum index page, we're apparently nearing the 100th anniversary of the time when the most users were ever online. In total there are 800 users online :: 96 registered, 6 hidden and 698 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes) Most users ever onlin...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1191: "The Past"
Replies: 85
Views: 13491

Re: 1191: "The Past"

Zamfir wrote:
Kit. wrote:
bouer wrote:I wonder how much damage an individual with a fully stocked F-35 could do in the 1500's?

[black hat on]
Are there bacteriological weapon loads for F-35?

Is called a "pilot". The f35 is only needed to get to 88 mph.


Remind me to never drink coffee again whilst reading this forum...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0027: "Death Rates"
Replies: 64
Views: 15070

Re: What-if 0027: Death Rates

When do the extra deaths start? Is it something that just happens, or are government agencies responsible? If the former, how long would it take for people to notice? Would it be hushed-up? If so, would the birth rate be affected that much? The answer to these and more questions next time on, XKCD: ...
by zaphodbeebledoc
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0027: "Death Rates"
Replies: 64
Views: 15070

Re: What-if 0027: Death Rates

What I think should be answered is which Beatle is which... It can't be in the order, John, Paul, George and Ringo for obvious reasons.
by zaphodbeebledoc
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Dice Probabilities
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: Dice Probabilities

Would you always use six-sided dice?

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