## Search found 34 matches

Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:47 am UTC
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 16264

### Re: 1184: "Rose Petals"

This one was *extra* confusing for me, because we have a brand of tissues called Rose Petals:

http://www.rosepetal.com.pk/index.php?o ... Itemid=216
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"
Replies: 79
Views: 28526

### What-If 0026: "Leap Seconds"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/26/

Every now and then we have to insert a leap second because the Earth’s rotation is slowing down. Could we speed up Earth’s rotation, so that we do not need Leap Seconds?

—Anton (Berlin, Germany)
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:00 pm UTC
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 92661

### Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

Courtesy of Reddit, this image goes the full other way w.r.t. technical language:

Spoiler:
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0018: "B.B. Gun"
Replies: 59
Views: 18057

### What-If 0018: "B.B. Gun"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/18/
In Armageddon, a NASA guy comments that a plan to shoot a laser at the asteroid is like “shooting a b.b. gun at a freight train.” What would it take to stop an out-of-control freight train using only b.b. guns?

—Charles James O'Keefe
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:38 pm UTC
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25444

### Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:24 am UTC
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23062

### Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

Bellerophon wrote:1) Heat to one hundred billion degrees.
2) Allow to rise.

1- What Gas Mark is that?

2- Can I cook the universe in my MICROWAVE oven?
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:43 am UTC
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 48838

### Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

Courtesy of reddit, here is an frame-by-frame blow up of the gif, so view and analyse at your own pace
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Don't shoot the Pianist!
Replies: 0
Views: 4874

### Don't shoot the Pianist!

There is a new webcomic for you, think of it as the Musician's XKCD. It's Called:

Don't Shoot the Pianist! : http://euge.ca/
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe interviewed by The Atlantic
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

### Randall Munroe interviewed by The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/a-conversation-with-randall-munroe-the-creator-of-xkcd/262851/ (I apologise this if this is in thw wrong section, and I *did* try to check for a dupe using the search function...) This article is mostly about the "What-IF" rather than ...
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:38 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 59939

### Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/13/laser_pointer_more_power.png I want a shirt of this. I just found my new avatar :D Also, I love black hat guy, we need more people that will blow up the earth... FOR SCIENCE! *EDIT* Found this on reddit, the neighbours will complain :P http://i.imgur.com/V0KwP.jpg
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0012: "Raindrop"
Replies: 91
Views: 25406

### What-If 0012: "Raindrop"

Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 36485

### Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Seriously, Randall, bleeping Cricket! The last time India and Pakistan met in the world cup semifinal, both countries shutdown, and nearly a Billion+ people followed that match the world over! Also, a map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Popularsports.PNG Clicking picture leads to...
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0011: "Droppings"
Replies: 68
Views: 31707

### Re: What-If 0011: Droppings

Is... that Windows 98? lol, I think it might be XP with classic grey theme. it's not 7, because I use 7 with classic grey theme and it doesn't look like that, but I doubt opera 12 would ruin on win 98 :lol: Heavens, no! It's Windows 7 Home premium :P http://i47.tinypic.com/eur51u.jpg
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:38 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0011: "Droppings"
Replies: 68
Views: 31707

### Re: What-If 0011: Droppings

I am from the Internet, here to let you know the formula magic doesn't work in Opera. The formulas use MathJax , which should work in Opera 9.5 and later, as long as you have JavaScript enabled. Feel free to post a sample of the non-working formula stuff, so we know exactly what you're seeing. http...
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:06 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0011: "Droppings"
Replies: 68
Views: 31707

### Re: What-If 0011: Droppings

I am from the Internet, here to let you know the formula magic doesn't work in Opera.
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:23 am UTC
Replies: 121
Views: 30828

Also, love you Randall, for creating wacky analogies that still somehow manage to capture the essence of the problem.

Keep doing what you do.
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0010: "Cassini"
Replies: 74
Views: 23073

### Re: What-if 0010: Cassini

What I thought Antarctica was supposed to be a bunch of Islands with ice fused together in the gaps? But Randall drew it like another Australia, even though the all the icey bits would have melted, it being at the equator and all... Something like this, though I have seen some other pictures too: D...
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0010: "Cassini"
Replies: 74
Views: 23073

### Re: What-if 0010: Cassini

What I thought Antarctica was supposed to be a bunch of Islands with ice fused together in the gaps? But Randall drew it like another Australia, even though the all the icey bits would have melted, it being at the equator and all... Something like this, though I have seen some other pictures too: ht...
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 33693

### Re: 1103: "Nine"

Mine has a knob on it, rotating it moves the time up on increments of five

So SUCK IT, final digits not 0 or 5!

Besides, I don't use the knob, I just use the handy "30-sec:Full power" button and press twice for 1 minute.
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21257

### Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

At first I thought it was a dig at Islam, which has been attributed as the fastest growing religion in the world, the US etc, but then I realised this argument is usually used by Islamophobes, who use such statistics to claim that "Islam is taking over the country!" "Run for your liv...
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Topic: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21257

### Re: 1102: "Fastest-Growing"

At first I thought it was a dig at Islam, which has been attributed as the fastest growing religion in the world, the US etc, but then I realised this argument is usually used by Islamophobes, who use such statistics to claim that "Islam is taking over the country!" "Run for your live...
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:06 am UTC
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19366

### Re: 1100:" Vows"

I believe Randall is making a reference to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw which got pretty popular a year or so ago, except that the "wedding spoof play" is even more extreme than the fake-out walk. Thank you! But could somebody explain what's happening in the video? I don't u...
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 50076

### Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:30 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0008: "Everybody Jump"
Replies: 155
Views: 50076

### Re: What-if 0008: Everybody Jump

does anyone know what the punjabi-like text says? That's not punjabi, punjabi uses Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi scripts. I don't read Hindi, but since my mother tongue is Urdu, which is mostly the same *spoken* language, therefore I tried my hand at it. Using the wikipedia page on Devanagri , and transcri...
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0007: "Everybody Out"
Replies: 350
Views: 64815

### Re: What-if 0007: Everybody Out

Lame pun at end, why didn't I expect that?
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:24 am UTC
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 19067

### Re: 1091: "Curiosity"

[url=http://www.xkcd.com/1091] "As of this writing the NASA/JPL websites are still overloaded. Trying CURIOSITY-REAR-CAM_[256px_x_256px].torrent.SwEsUb.DVDRip.XviD-aXXo.jpg instead." I hope I did this right? You forgot to call the extra line you quoted an "alt-text" or a "t...
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 19067

### Re: 1091: "Curiosity"

[url=http://www.xkcd.com/1091] "As of this writing the NASA/JPL websites are still overloaded. Trying CURIOSITY-REAR-CAM_[256px_x_256px].torrent.SwEsUb.DVDRip.XviD-aXXo.jpg instead." I hope I did this right? You forgot to call the extra line you quoted an "alt-text" or a "t...
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 19067

### 1091: "Curiosity"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/curiosity.png "As of this writing the NASA/JPL websites are still overloaded. Trying CURIOSITY-REAR-CAM_[256px_x_256px].torrent.SwEsUb.DVDRip.XviD-aXXo.jpg instead." http://xkcd.com/1091/ So... the Curiosty is some sort of bizarre interplanetary Goatse? :wink: ...
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:17 pm UTC
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45825

### Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

http://www.swiftkey.net/swiftkey-on-xkcd

Swift Key folks are collecting results on twitter.

Incidentally, they say:
Hint: if it’s “God save the Queen” you probably still have the Queen’s English language model enabled.
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:42 am UTC
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44218

### Re: 1065: "Shoes"

funnyav wrote:Cmon, these aren't shoes! They're gloves for your feet!

I believe they have versions with soles, which would make them shoes.
Wed May 09, 2012 6:49 am UTC
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 40983

### Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

GregSucks wrote:Also, what is the "‱ sign" that bitwiseshiftleft refers to?

I believe it's the mathematical notation for "part per ten thousand"
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373504

### Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, thanks for the welcome!
Yah, by CPA I meant Certified Public Accountant (those are the guys who do your audit). In UK and Commonwealth, the are called CA(Certified Accountant). That's what I will become in 5-6 years.
And yes, Kubuntu rocks...
Cheers
Ryz
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373504

### Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

[deep breath, be brave...] Hello! I am Ryz from Pakistan, and I am a Muslim. *ducks* ...and NO, I do NOT have any suicidal aims :) I am a bit of a techno-phile, (that's my slashdot UID) I am doing ICAP, which is like CPA for you americans, only MUCH crazier (5 years of bonded labor-er-minimum wage i...
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 221
Views: 52621

### Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

princessstacey wrote:It depends if the smiley is going to be turned into a picture or not.

(this looks fine )
(... and this : )
(... but not
(... or : ))

I like this version...
I swear I have faced this problem for so long!