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by harperska
Mon May 12, 2014 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 19265

Re: 1367: "Installing"

In general, native apps tend to have a better user experience than web apps. There are 'native' apps out there that are simply a thin wrapper around an offline webpage, but those apps tend to pretty much universally suck. And with the first generation of iPhones, Apple tried to restrict all 3rd part...
by harperska
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1311: "2014"
Replies: 40
Views: 11243

Re: 1311: "2014"

When I travel out of the US I tell people I'm Canadian (I live close enough and follow enough of the politics I can fake it). :( I also have it on good authority that if you are from the US and travelling abroad, if you conduct yourself in such a way as to come across as generally well-mannered and...
by harperska
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1119: "Undoing"
Replies: 121
Views: 24220

Re: 1119: "Undoing"

The sun of course is fusion-powered, and fusion is the source of the fissionable materials that power nuclear power plants. So really, every power source is some indirect form of fusion. I'd make an argument that as stars are fused by gravity, everything is really gravity-powered, but I'll leave th...
by harperska
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1081: "Argument Victory"
Replies: 253
Views: 63128

Re: 1081: "Argument Victory"

We are still left without a sensible mechanism by which all of those steel collumns suddenly lost all of their strength. The thing is, not all of the steel columns had to be weakened to the point of failure all at the same time. Steel structures are designed for each structural member to be able to...
by harperska
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 41983

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

"FLÜGGÅƎNK∂€ČHIŒβØL∫ÊN" if you use germanic cues it's, kind of, sort of, close to: Fluug-awaenk-deuro-chhi-osh-yul-sehn ∂ and ∫ don'thave a great deal of pronunciation cues to draw on (being partial derivative and integral symbols) so I used "d" and s from my (very) limited expe...
by harperska
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0984: "Space Launch System"
Replies: 94
Views: 25338

Re: 0984: "Space Launch System"

The only circumstance that the word "one" should EVER have an S attached to it is if "one" is the name of things we are talking about. For instance, if we are calling one dollar bills ones. One, as a quantity, should never be plural. One is the definition of SINGULAR. Most of th...
by harperska
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0919: "Tween Bromance"
Replies: 147
Views: 53566

Re: 0919: "Tween Bromance"

I use and like “guesstimate” . “Estimate” often has too much implied accuracy; a mechanic’s “estimate” of your transmission repair needs to be fairly accurate. “Guess” often doesn’t imply enough accuracy, so mashing the two words together makes some sense when intending to convey a middling level o...
by harperska
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37194

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

Get out of my head, Randall!


(Am I doing this right?)
by harperska
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 28233

Re: 0839: Explorers

They're mounting an expedition to another board game. For whatever reason, they sent a black bishop and a white knight. I can only assume the pawns were an even mix as well. The food's just food. Because you need food when you're traveling in space. Fixating on the food is ignoring that there are t...

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