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by SemisolidSnake
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 32479

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

If that file was attached to an email from an address he recognized with only the words "We need to talk." in the body, my dad/boss would open it. Actually half the people in my office would probably open it. And they wonder why I never get my actual work done on time.
by SemisolidSnake
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"
Replies: 39
Views: 19500

Re: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"

Mythbusters actually tackled both concepts here. The first to discuss is the human hair rope. It comes from relatively short strands braided together. The strength of the hairs themselves are relatively meaningless because the joints are the failure point. They did a lot of braiding and were able t...
by SemisolidSnake
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 47063

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

So where on that map is Dragon Roost Island?
by SemisolidSnake
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"
Replies: 110
Views: 29509

Re: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"

Well, this is timely. I just lost a whole night last week binging on mercury videos from taofledermaus and gallium videos from NurdRage. Throw in Nighthawkinlight and you've got a recipe for being up very late. I think Randall missed one expensive option for a liquid tungsten container: diamond. I'v...
by SemisolidSnake
Tue May 14, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"
Replies: 35
Views: 14721

Re: What-If 0045: "ISS Music Video"

FrobozzWizard wrote:The only reason he's playing "Wonderwall" is that there was a sign on the ISS saying "No Stairway to Heaven".


Denied!
by SemisolidSnake
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704266

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK... Entertain me if you will for a few more moments: The water (or ice) hasn't so much as rippled in 140 frames (the flags haven't moved either, but they've only been around for a few frames) This beach (or snow field) seems to have an inexhaustible supply of building material, even relatively fa...
by SemisolidSnake
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20221

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

With our Comcast, I can't recall any examples of video being stretched to different aspect ratios, but, boy, is there a ton of letterboxing. And cropping. Ugh. The most annoying scenario I've discovered recently is watching basketball. Clearly the source video is shot in HD, but they crop the ends o...

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