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by Oracle
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 17273

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

jgh wrote:Err... gasoline /is/ petroleum.

Thus the note "many pipelines would overlap" on the comic.[/quote]

I'm still confused. Is the petroleum pipe supposed to represent all other uses of petroleum besides gasoline - plastic feed stocks, waxes, fuel oil, kerosene, hexane, butane, etc. . ,??
by Oracle
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 80
Views: 22422

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

The Invention of Lying - Let's hear it for Lowell, MA!
by Oracle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48979956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just up on the east coast... I have to believe they're connected, and it feels very much like we could be headed for an April Fool's Day collision. I really wish you hadn't suggested this was going to continue until April Fool's Day. That could end up getting even more of us fired for delinquency. ...
by Oracle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48979956

Re: 1190: "Time"

My guess is that a wave will crash over the sand castle and destroy it... Randall seems to appreciate the sense that it is time that destroys what people create. But still people create. (That seems like too much depth to go into for a 'simple' web comic, but oh well.) But the sun could set and the...
by Oracle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48979956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm waiting. I know I should rest. Big day tomorrow. Sigh. Can't leave the my desk now. It's like waiting for a birth with no delivery date required.
by Oracle
Fri May 11, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 26348

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

Almost there... but he should've omitted the lower text entirely. If you have to explain a joke, there is no joke. The lower text is not an explanation, it is the punch line. The text in the panel is "the setup". The lower text is the punch line. If the first text was sufficient in itself...
by Oracle
Fri May 11, 2012 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 26348

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

abehrens wrote:Not Dihydrocodeine enol acetate, but Dihydrocodeinone enol acetate.
So will Mr. Munroe correct the spelling in the comic panel to dihydrodeinone enol acetate?
by Oracle
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 78266

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Way to go David Bowie. I love under pressure but you are also way out there man. I really like this chart.
by Oracle
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 66656

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

[quote="severach"]Does it bother anyone else that there is no kerning in "CITY OFFICES"? It looks to me like "CITY OFFIC ES" has a kerning problem. (isn't there an unnatural amount of space between the "C" and "E" in "Offices"?) It is true ...
by Oracle
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0989: "Cryogenics"
Replies: 81
Views: 19232

Re: 0989: "Cryogenics"

But what did they learn about the Higgs Boson?
by Oracle
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 312132

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

So why are so many posts about single word passwords when we just learned that aBc@r9U3% is not nearly as strong as "correct horse battery staple"?
by Oracle
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0910: "Permanence"
Replies: 121
Views: 32598

Re: 0910: "Permanence"

Epidural is a method of delivery, not necessarily a specific drug. It is like "intravenous", "subcutaneous" or mainline (slang). Possibly all good server names.
by Oracle
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Moment Helps Productivity
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

XKCD Moment Helps Productivity

Please forward to XKCD: Tuesday night(Oct 9) at Elma in the middle of darkened factory in California my software was going to hell. I didn't know why. (name deleted) mentioned XKCD. I stopped working and laughed. The revelation that my xkcd "science" tee shirt and web page I've read for 3 ...
by Oracle
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 25295

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

I'm surprised that Randall left out some reference to the "nuclear option." Yes. I read some assurance that administration was discouraging the use of a nuclear device to stop the flow. That scared the bejezus out of me. Imagining a worst case solution that is a cross between Volcano, Cor...
by Oracle
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 72195

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

Wow, he mentioned the Tripod Trilogy by John Cristopher, I think. Although it's not a trilogy since When the Tripods Came came out. I wish they made an audiobook of this great series. I'd love to re-read them, but these days I don't have time to curl up with a good book. It is a great series and th...
by Oracle
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0643: "Ohm"
Replies: 76
Views: 21965

Re: "Ohm" Discussion

Isn't Ohm's Law V=IxR , rather than V=I^2xR ? Ohms law can be written in many forms. I learned it E=IR, I=E/R, R=E/I. I also wonder if the equation for power is properly considered part of Ohm's law. Because P=EI you can conclude that P=I 2 R or P=E 2 /R hmm. Let all your signals propagate purely i...
by Oracle
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0643: "Ohm"
Replies: 76
Views: 21965

Re: "Ohm" Discussion

With great power comes a great electric field and unless a superconductor, resistance heating. How does a signal propagate, let me count the ways. . . Did Tesla have a sense of humor or was he as tragic throughout his life as his demise appears to have been? The present mean temperature of the earth...
by Oracle
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 86336

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

I love Pteranodon and I love the raptors too! Pteranodon, why do I love him? "P" he was the pilot of the prehistoric sky. "T" he looked terrific when he spread his wings to fly. "E" his eyesight was quite good, he saw most every thing "R" he was a reptile even...
by Oracle
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0398: "Tap That Ass"
Replies: 108
Views: 38225

Re: "Tap That Ass" Discussion

Hey, but an ass that fine might make me want to be a chair. Sit on me.
by Oracle
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychology: Is it a real science?
Replies: 195
Views: 33691

Market Research

Let's not forget the people who spend their lives selling soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Gillette and P&G (Proctor and Gamble). There is an entire field of research that puts cameras in store aisles and kitchens to see how people use and respond to products. ". . .The DuPont Global Color Pop...
by Oracle
Wed May 02, 2007 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you think about Norton?
Replies: 32
Views: 5685

Norton System Works

I have used Norton products for years. I remember Peter Norton's last column in PC Week. He stopped, he said, because people thought that he was a columnist witha PC company on the side. Anyway, Norton Commander, was one of the first programs that when you exited, it didn't say "are you really ...
by Oracle
Wed May 02, 2007 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 396
Views: 51276

Cow fingers and mosquito pie

I was just listening to Screamin' Jay Hawkins (on shuffle) and he recommends "a plate of cow fingers and some mosquito pie."
by Oracle
Wed May 02, 2007 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 396
Views: 51276

Kix

rachel wrote:Can I tell you all about the best cereal ever (that, incidentally, I am eating right now) and how it is delicious?


Kix. Hands down, Kix win. You can't even argue this point, so don't try. Don't do it. Get some kix.


Don't you know, silly rabbit, Kix are for kids!
by Oracle
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 682828

Teenagers expensive

"It's kind of sad that teenagers are basically relegated to cheap labor." Ah, all the hidden costs of slavery. In my experience, teenage labor is not cheap unless it is someone else's teenager. I would like to be an oracle but until my hoped for appointment, I am a marketing engineer. My f...

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