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by Freiberg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 9540

Re: 1979: "History"

I got some major Read The Flesh Between The Lines vibes from this comic. Were there eight kings of the name of Henry in England, or were there eighty? Never mind; someday it will be recorded that there was only one, and the attributes of all of them will be combined into his compressed and consensus...
by Freiberg
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 12407

1857: Emoji Movie

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/emoji_movie.png Alt Text: Some other studio should do the Antz/A Bug's Life thing and release The Dingbats Movie at the same time. I'm reminded of qntm's response to the movie. "Oh Lord, imagine the slash fiction, by which I mean the \⧹⧵\|/⁄∕/ fiction".
by Freiberg
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 34368

1432: "The Sake of Argument"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_sake_of_argument.png Alt Text: " 'It's not actually ... it's a DEVICE for EXPLORING a PLAUSIBLE REALITY that's not the one we're in, to gain a broader understanding about it.' 'Oh, like a boat!' '...' 'Just for the sake of argument, we should get a boat! You can...
by Freiberg
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0107: "Letter to Mom"
Replies: 44
Views: 12079

Re: What-If 107: "Letter to Mom"

I'm actually very surprised that Randall didn't mention the US Postal Service's past experiments with high-speed mail delivery, which actually included one instance of mail being delivered by rocket . From Wikipedia: In 1959 the U.S. Navy submarine USS Barbero assisted the Post Office Department, pr...
by Freiberg
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 26399

Re: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"

Be honest: how many of you are rooting for the current ebola outbreak?
by Freiberg
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 13541

1401: "New"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/new.png Alt Text: "The nice thing about headcannnons is that it's really easy to get other people to believe in them." I'd love to see Black Hat Guy's take on shipping. I would not like to see Black Hat Guy's take on slash. EDIT: Fixed the alt text. That's what...
by Freiberg
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1400: "D. B. Cooper"
Replies: 25
Views: 9736

1400: "D. B. Cooper"

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Alt Text: "'Why on Earth would someone commit air piracy just to finance a terrible movie decades later?' 'People are very strange these days.'"

And they're both Keanu Reeves. It all makes perfect sense now.
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1396: Actors
Replies: 16
Views: 5888

Re: 1396: Actors

Alt Text: "Once again topping the list of tonight's hottest rising stars in Hollywood is ζ Persei!" You quote the alt-text wrong. Or perhaps it was changed after you posted. At any rate, it should be xi Persei , not zeta Persei . Thanks for pointing that out - hopefully it's fixed now. Al...
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1396: Actors
Replies: 16
Views: 5888

1396: Actors

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Alt Text: "Once again topping the list of tonight's hottest rising stars in Hollywood is ξ Persei!"

So, who would it be? My personal bet is on Hugh Jackman - it would explain a lot about his wardrobe.
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 16742

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

Will he fix that? I thought that was just his own subtle experiment...
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 16742

1390: "Research Ethics"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/research_ethics.png Title text: "I mean, it's not like we could just demand to see the code that's governing our lives. What right do we have to poke around in Facebook's private affairs like that?" At first, I thought that everybody was overreacting to this: s...
by Freiberg
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 33944

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

I think they should name a planet "After You". Can you think of a better Pick-Up-Astronomy line? "Wanna go to this planet? I named it after you?" We could also have fun naming planets "Where", "Here", "That", and "What"... What is the name...
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

Re: 1190: "Time"

I haven't been here too much - mostly lurking - but all I can say is this: stay strong. Randall's efforts have gotten progressively more epic: we once thought nothing could top Click and Drag, but then came Time. His next big feat will more than make up for this.
by Freiberg
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but right now, there is no alt-text at all for me. Does this mean that a new one is coming soon? I still see "..." Or were you just referring to it BEING "..."? No, I saw it as "..." (and even "...." for a little bit),...
by Freiberg
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but right now, there is no alt-text at all for me. Does this mean that a new one is coming soon?
by Freiberg
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 35373

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Covarr wrote:This comic made me want to throw my computer screen out a window until I figured out it was on purpose.


I'm still wondering whether the missing apostrophes in the last frame are deliberate or not.
by Freiberg
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1223: "Dwarf Fortress"
Replies: 35
Views: 11363

Re: 1223: "Dwarf Fortress"

cellocgw wrote:Randall got Ninja'd on this one. See the Twitter feed @NSA_PRISM or something close to that. Oh, here it is https://twitter.com/PRISM_NSA


That twitter feed made my day. Thank you.
by Freiberg
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1223: "Dwarf Fortress"
Replies: 35
Views: 11363

1223: "Dwarf Fortress"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dwarf_fortress.png Alt-text: "I may be the kind of person who wastes a year implementing a Turing-complete computer in Dwarf Fortress, but that makes you the kind of person who wastes ten more getting that computer to run Minecraft." Sadly, the internet has alr...
by Freiberg
Sun May 26, 2013 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 16717

Re: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"

It is a good place to jump off into a conversation with people you Love. Yes. Sticks and stones can break bones. Don't let it get that far. Call! That is why God gave us Cell Phones and those clunky glasses. Call! If that is not possible, then; What do you tell them? "No matter what 'those' pe...
by Freiberg
Fri May 24, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1216: "Sticks and Stones"
Replies: 73
Views: 16717

1216: "Sticks and Stones"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sticks_and_stones.png Alt Text: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it." An alternative would be "Sticks and stones can't break my bones, and words can't hurt me either." I would recommend using it only if you...
by Freiberg
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
Replies: 44
Views: 10634

Re: 1198: "Geologist"

Is this the same guy who hunts tornadoes, from 640?
by Freiberg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

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

bigcrag92 wrote:after less than an page?


If I stick around, I might get addicted and get no sleep at all tonight. :-P
by Freiberg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

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

Well, I wish you all the best of luck in waiting. I'll go to sleep so that I can wake up to twenty new frames or so (and thank you for the link to the xkcd-time wiki, though I'm a little amazed you guys actually set one up). Good night!
by Freiberg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

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

eow ken not of the RECKONING of our Demon Overlords? there be an big needle-pulled thing on the individual comic page about it. And yes, thereia an glorious religion dedicated to Randall and Thing that keeps slipping into the future. The TimeWaiters, we be called. Ïa Ran'dall! Ïa Cthulhu! Ok, I rea...
by Freiberg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

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

bigcrag92 wrote:Where to bigynne.FULL STOPFULL STOP


Well, I understand that this strip is somehow changing with time, but it seems to have become a religion (and everything I type is also being changed). I'm just confused.
by Freiberg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106563
Views: 41895567

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

I'm a newcomer here (at least, to this monstrosity of a thread). What is going on?
by Freiberg
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5626

Re: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?

To be pedantic: Your bodys resistance is what it is, the voltage was 29kV, that means by Ohms law the current is fixed. What you mean is that the capacitance was so low that the voltage and current dropped fast enough to not harm you too badly (and that the amperage on the continual source were to ...
by Freiberg
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5626

Re: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?

It depends on the waveform of the applied current source. With a nice steady current, the Faraday cage effect will mostly protect you, but a really chaotic waveform could still be dangerous. It takes time for the charges to arrange themselves, and a really crazy waveform can allow significant trans...
by Freiberg
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5626

Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?

To the best of my (limited) knowledge of physics, electricity always flows on the outside of a conductor. Thus, if you were wearing a full plated suit of armor, would you be able to feel any electric shock applied to you from outside?
by Freiberg
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"
Replies: 70
Views: 23394

Re: 1126: "Epsilon and Zeta"

The interesting thing about Zeta is that there were a number of fronts near it that would have ripped the storm apart, but it kept moving away from them and staying alive. It felt as though the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season didn't want anything silly like the fact that it was now 2006 to stop it fr...
by Freiberg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: E^x=x^n
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: E^x=x^n

Ahh, ok. I get that. Thanks for the help!
by Freiberg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: E^x=x^n
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: E^x=x^n

No. Say n = 2. Then what you have is 1 = x^2 * e^(-x). There are two solutions there, one where x is positive, and the other where x is negative. They correspond to taking the positive square root of 1, and the negative square root (graph the functions to see this). If n is odd, then it does simpli...
by Freiberg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: E^x=x^n
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: E^x=x^n

Yep, E is supposed to be euler's constant here. I'd heard of the Lambert W function before, but I lost you at step 4. If you take the Lambert W function of both sides, wouldn't you get W(-1^(1/n)/n) = -x/n? I mean, from there, the answer is easily found ( ( ( x=-n*W(-1^(1/n)/n) ), but I might just b...
by Freiberg
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: E^x=x^n
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

E^x=x^n

First off, my apologies if this has been asked before. I'm working on an equation which boiled down to Ex=xn, I need to isolate x, and I have no idea where to go with it from there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. :)
by Freiberg
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"
Replies: 62
Views: 19167

Re: 0962: "The Corliss Resolution"

DVC wrote:Last and First Men was the first thing I thought of. Anyone else have that reaction?



Dang it, I thought I was the only one who had ever heard of that book. Yep, that's what I thought of too.
by Freiberg
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:28 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Philadelphia Meet-Up @ Reading Terminal Market
Replies: 3
Views: 3167

Re: Philadelphia Meet-Up @ Reading Terminal Market

I'm game for it if you decide to have another one.
by Freiberg
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 22441

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

link3000 wrote:A few songs I like have sounds that are just like the Gmail new-chat notification sounds. It's even worse than alarm-clock noises.


Agreed! I was going to post the same thing, but it is better to quote.
by Freiberg
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 171162

Re: "Atheists" discussion (#774)

I think Randall has found a way to incite a (if not multiple) flame wars within this very thread, without actually saying anything provocative. Then again, if the rest of the people posting in this thread are mindful of this, it could still theoretically be averted...
by Freiberg
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 52589

Re: "1996" Discussion

does anyone besides me still think the ti-89 is the hack for ALL math( except stats because its just hard to type in the data on that calc))? Absolutely they do. My TI-89 Titanium has saved me on more than one year's worth of grades and standardized tests, especially after I learned to program it (...
by Freiberg
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 41450

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Trolley was always my favorite, but I loved the show. I should also hang his picture up as a reminder not to be so arrogant and condescending. :(

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