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by pixeldigger
Tue May 31, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1687: "World War III+"
Replies: 34
Views: 8475

Re: 1387: "World War III+"

I was more thinking Heinlen's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

also note the wikipedia entry forKinetic Bombardment in science fiction
by pixeldigger
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13146

Re: 1669: Planespotting

Here's a few more for you planespotters out there: http://www.toolman.co.uk/acatalog/STA-1-12-003.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/London_Plane_Whole.jpg/225px-London_Plane_Whole.jpg r . k =0 you forgot these planes . . Inclined, wrapped around cylinders http://www.hobb...
by pixeldigger
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13146

Re: 1669: Planespotting

It appears to actually be a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 I shared this comic and speculation with a friend who's aware of, but not an xkcd regular, and also "one of those people..." and got this response: Not much to go on, but based on the position of the elevator on top of the rudder, the sha...
by pixeldigger
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13146

Re: 1669: Planespotting

It appears to actually be a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400

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by pixeldigger
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 11847

Re: 1644: "Stargazing"

Wait a minute, I think that branch of the conversation tree is more interesting than all that. What actually is the brightest star in the sky? It's neither the Sun nor Sirius, probably; they just happen to be the ones that are brightest from Earth. But if you could make all else equal, which star r...
by pixeldigger
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25232

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I am not addicted to cell phone use, or magazine reading, but I have found that if you DON'T do it in public, invariably SOMEONE will want to talk to you.
by pixeldigger
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1552: "Rulebook"
Replies: 43
Views: 10309

Re: 1552: "Rulebook"

Jackpot777 wrote:
The Moomin wrote:The only sport I really watch is football


Did you see that ludicrous display last night? What was Wenger thinking sending Walcott on that early?

The thing about Arsenal is, they always try and walk it in.

My favorite quote..

You appear to have some ManUre on your Arsenal
by pixeldigger
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 16922

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

I'm in the "didn't know the book reference " crowd. Either way, the past 2 days I've been singing 7 Mary 3 in my head.... Margaret came to me was all he said Before she knew my name she was in my bed She was only sweet sixteen Twenty thousand days younger than me Marry me she said, I don't...
by pixeldigger
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1494: “Insurance”
Replies: 81
Views: 18247

Re: 1494: “Insurance”

Add some brightly coloured ribbons or something to your bag; makes it easier to spot, and less likely to be stolen (which bag will a thief pick up, the plain one or the distinctive beribboned one?). I wonder why people buy indistinguishable black or dark blue bags in the first place. If you go for ...
by pixeldigger
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1481: "API"
Replies: 19
Views: 5452

Re: 1481: "API"

ACCESS LIMITS: Clients may maintain connections to the server for no more than 86,400 seconds per day. If you need additional time, you may contact IERS to file a request for up to one additional second. I'm sure some days have 90ks in them. But then others are only 82.8ks. It depends what you mean...
by pixeldigger
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17850

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

Carteeg_Struve wrote:...
She talks to me about artwork and horses, and I don't understand a quarter of what she's talking about.
..

So she was talking about Quarter Horses????
by pixeldigger
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17850

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

If you go to a Super Bowl party, you should probably expect people to be talking about . . .well , , , the Super Bowl. Now If we were at Comicon and some guy wants to talk sports, thats a different matter. I , however, am an educated man, and can talk math, physics, chemistry, football, tennis, bask...
by pixeldigger
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1465: "xkcd Phone 2"
Replies: 32
Views: 8994

Re: 1465: "xkcd Phone 2"

"Ribbed" makes me think of some drawings I saw, of gadgets like iPods cut away to show bones and organs inside. Can anyone find what I'm talking about? I'm sure I'm not the only one who's reminded more of condoms. The Durex ones used to say "ribbed for her pleasure" until some t...
by pixeldigger
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"
Replies: 101
Views: 59419

Re: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"

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This made me L O L
by pixeldigger
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 15365

Re: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"

hmmmm . . . android . . . Say hello to my little [more information] Toto, I have a feeling we're not [sure if we are you] I am a leaf on the wind [and the other day ] Goonies never say [it was the other day] You have my sword. And my bow. And my [life] Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You [have to b...
by pixeldigger
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 20987

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

As for the 'throwing and catching balls' leading to successs at baseball, is that true? I don't know anything about baseball, but I wouldn't regard the equivalent as true in football, meaning soccer. There are people who can do amazing tricks with a football, 'street players' who can do all sorts o...
by pixeldigger
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 42100

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

OK, So I'm sitting here trying to sing these to the tune of TMNT, and wondering which "paragraph" goes with the illustrated title. Now I'm starting to think that rather than ME missing whats funny here, he has just made a list of 8 syllable phrases. Thats no good. I think I hate it its not...
by pixeldigger
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 15028

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

bachaddict wrote:What defines the severity of a drought? Length of time without precipitation? Depth of the water table?

I wonder how many people here didn't get the movie references.



ME! ME!

oooho ooh pick me
I missed the movie references.

I still have no clue what movies are referenced.........
:oops:
by pixeldigger
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 26023

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

If you think about this comic a bit, it can give you great insight into what we call "perspective". Imagine two guys arguing in a bar: Guy 1: Katrina was the worst hurricane in history. Guy 2: No it wasn't. Camille is the worst. Guy 1: What are you drinking anyway? Any moron knows Katrina...
by pixeldigger
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 11621

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

no discussion of Asteroid vs Hemorrhoids??
by pixeldigger
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 26023

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

If I'm asked, I'll tell you 4 hurricane names, and if you look at the map, you'll see all 4 listed all around where I live 1: Camille 1969 2: Frederick 1979 3: Ivan 2004 4: Katrina 2005 Camille took out 25% of our Pecan Orchard and left destruction in Biloxi/ Gulfport for most of my childhood. Frede...
by pixeldigger
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1388: "Subduction License"
Replies: 59
Views: 15629

Re: 1388: "Subduction License"

GreatLimmick wrote:He'd better be careful. Subduction leads to orogeny.

jpvlsmv wrote:I'm just glad it wasn't a Seduction License, which would have brought all the Impromptu-Team Artists out of the woodwork.


The Orogenous zone falls into the aforementioned "Seduction License"
by pixeldigger
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47973

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Or do like the social engineers do with "wealth"

Knock off the top few, the average will go down, but more of the bottom ones will be closer to above average.
by pixeldigger
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 23270

Re: 1384: Krypton

I considered that the annoying baby may BE the baby on Krypton, so they decide to blow up Krypton only to find, ironically, that they send the crying baby to them before the missile exploded!

then I actually read the comic again and decided Randal just likes killing babies. :|
by pixeldigger
Wed May 21, 2014 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0097:" Burning Pollen"
Replies: 39
Views: 13759

Re: What-If 0097: Burning Pollen

only if he has a lighter!
by pixeldigger
Wed May 21, 2014 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0097:" Burning Pollen"
Replies: 39
Views: 13759

Re: What-If 0097: Burning Pollen

Like this?
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by pixeldigger
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1359: "Phone Alarm"
Replies: 37
Views: 10430

Re: 1359: "Phone Alarm"

My Rule NEVER , unless in emergency - use your phone as an alarm clock.
I'll surf the web, calculate, flashlight, motorcycle tachometer, chat etc on a phone, but when I'm asleep, keepo it simpel. Device 1 communicates, device 2 wakes.
by pixeldigger
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 72571

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

I'm Going With Mugshotz
by pixeldigger
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 94148

Re: 1321: "Cold"

but i don't WANt to wear any clothes!
by pixeldigger
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"
Replies: 95
Views: 24615

Re: What-If 0080: "Pile of Viruses"

Adam H wrote:FYI: gmalivuk is both an english teacher and someone who is not to be trifled with around these parts. Tread lighter...

Yes but an asshole is still an asshole, whether he is important, interesting or an authority figure.
Now maybe he is just ACTING like an asshole . . . . .
by pixeldigger
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1317: "Theft"
Replies: 60
Views: 12834

Re: 1317: "Theft"

Is he ALSO wondering at what point our thoughts diverged, if they even have yet? If your thoughts and his can diverge, then he didn't steal your identity, he copied it. If he did steal your identity, then you no longer have an identity, unless he left his own identity for you. So... identity piracy...
by pixeldigger
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 36967

Re: 1314: "Photos"

Sometimes we sacrifice. My wife and I went to see the final launch of the Space Shuttle. She watched as it majestically climbed in chase of the ISS. I watched my Camera as I snapped photos for us to remeber later. I did pause to see the spectatcle myself, but felt a little cheated that I didn't get ...
by pixeldigger
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 19123

Re: 1287: "Puzzle"

interesting to note that Hexagonal chess uses 3 bishops, so the mustard could just be that he combined THREE games.
by pixeldigger
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"
Replies: 102
Views: 21053

Re: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"

If i didn't have to pay for recieved minutes, i'd be a fool to ever have any minutes on my phone.
I'd tell my friends that when the phone rings once and stops, look at the id, and call me back so I dont have to pay for minutes, since landline calls are free.
by pixeldigger
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"
Replies: 79
Views: 28908

Re: What-If 0026: Leap Seconds

Fire Brns wrote:Also the making our own moon suggestion works as well.


Thats No Moon!
by pixeldigger
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1280: "Mystery News"
Replies: 42
Views: 11473

Re: 1280: "Mystery News"

Nothing like this has ever happened to me, yet this isn't the first XKCD reference to trying to find out which tab has a running video, so I'm trying to imagine a realistic scenario. Scenario 1: Randall visits some awful site where pages change on the fly so that videos appear or start playing by t...
by pixeldigger
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 40899

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

You mean people use their Real Names on the internet? May as well join Facebook or twitter if you are going to do that!
by pixeldigger
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1272: "Shadowfacts"
Replies: 101
Views: 23897

Re: 1272: "Shadowfacts"

But if the horse can talk, doesn't that make it sapient? And if it's mine, wouldn't I have a special duty to it's well being (even if it's a terrible person - err horse) "Person" doesn't mean human. If your horse is sapient, it's a person, just a nonhuman one. Prove that my friend Catheri...
by pixeldigger
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45500

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

Its all in perspective,
if I'm OUTSIDE the can, it was crushed
If I'm INSIDE the can, it sucks.
by pixeldigger
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 45500

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

You know, I've thought this for a long time, but surely it should be the pessimists who view the glass as half full, and the optimists as half empty. If you view a glass as half full, that means that you think of the natural state of glasses as being empty. "Most glasses are empty, but this on...

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