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by Sandman81
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2014: "JWST Delays"
Replies: 21
Views: 4513

Re: 2014: "JWST Delays"

Completion of George RR Martin's Winds of Winter would take a similar trajectory.
by Sandman81
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 46
Views: 8488

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

the most famous is surely Tiger Woods for golf?
by Sandman81
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1597: "Git"
Replies: 51
Views: 13756

Re: 1597: "Git"

I once listened to a TED talk about how Git could be used by citizens to collaborate in drafting new laws. It sounded like an interesting idea, and the speaker made it sound like Git was very easy to use, so I thought I would look into it. Big mistake. "Track changes" has its faults, but a...
by Sandman81
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1540: "Hemingway"
Replies: 71
Views: 14706

Re: 1537: "Hemingway"

The baby shoes story doesn't quite have the same impact today. In 1920, the reaction was "oh my goodness, is the baby dead, is the baby kidnapped, was the baby born without feet!!!" In 2015, the reaction is "[shrug], what else are you supposed to do with all the surplus crap you get g...
by Sandman81
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"
Replies: 69
Views: 23301

Re: What-If 0049: "Sunless Earth"

A more interesting question might be, if we had sufficient advance notice of the sun going out, what could be done to ensure the long-term survival of at least some members of the human race.

Presumably it would involve a lot of tunnelling
by Sandman81
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 28480

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

The loss of British Indian Ocean Territory would also cause a sunset, I believe.

However, if the Kingdom lost Pitcairn or BIOT at the Spring Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere, the final sunset would not occur for another six months, as British Antarctic Territory extends to the South Pole.
by Sandman81
Fri May 31, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1219: "Reports"
Replies: 30
Views: 7057

Re: 1219: "Reports"

As a Bible scholar I often wonder if that happened with some of the numbers in the Old Testament. If you apply it the other way to Genesis, the creation story becomes slightly more accurate. On the other hand, it would mean that Noah lived to be 950,000 years old; the disciples had to wait 3,000 da...
by Sandman81
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1184: "Circumference Formula"
Replies: 102
Views: 37055

Re: 1184: "Circumference Formula"

Reminds me of another joke.

Assume that radius of a pizza is z and depth of a pizza is a.

The volume of the pizza is pizza

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