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by stilettoblade
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2292478

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

this is where i work. we are two persons in there. untitled.jpg Are you both on the desk visible in that pic, or is there another desk on the other side of the room? Two-four people in an office would be a dream, guess it takes a decent amount of floor space though. The trend in London is to pack p...
by stilettoblade
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"
Replies: 15
Views: 2134

Re: 2012: "Thorough Analysis"

Sableagle wrote:
speising wrote:That sure reminds me of the typical forum thread here...
Does anybody else want to read that report now?

Was prepared to post the thread, if necessary, in order to say I want to read that paper.
by stilettoblade
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Colorado Meetup anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 12751

Re: Colorado Meetup anyone?

I'd be interested in a Denver-area meetup. I'm in Thornton, but would be willing to drive to wherever in the metro area is necessary to attend.
by stilettoblade
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 5963

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary


And that looks like an excellent event, too bad I couldn't be there.
by stilettoblade
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

ABS is indeed a serious improvement as far as stopping power in bad conditions, but it is true that it can be hard to adjust to, particularly if you don't live in a climate where you regularly have to deal with slick pavement where it activates with some frequency. I actually learned to drive commu...
by stilettoblade
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I've had my automatic brakes kick in because a plastic bag was blowing across the road in front of me - full on stop from near highway speed. If someone had been behind me, it probably would have ended badly. It wasn't even that large of a bag - certainly nothing that any person would see and decid...
by stilettoblade
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Have you ever heard the phrase 'blaming the victim'. I am aware of this phenomenon and how it is routinely used in situations like rapes. I'm not speculating at all about any party's motivations or intent here, I'm pointing out that a person who places themself in the path of cars, in the dark so t...
by stilettoblade
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The "driver" wasn't there to prevent this situation. As I understand it, the person in these self-driving cars is there to monitor the car's systems, and to be able to take over if, for example, the car's computer crashes, or it goes downtown, sees 100 taxicabs cutting each other off in fr...
by stilettoblade
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

If the speed limit is actually 35 there, it was a relatively recent change. By following the Google Street View of that road, at the time they took street view images last (July 2017) then the last speed limit sign passed by the car (and therefore the "posted" limit at that point) was a 45...
by stilettoblade
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Tempe police Sgt. Ronald Elcock said local authorities haven’t drawn any conclusions about who is at fault but urged people to use crosswalks. He told reporters at a news conference Monday the Uber vehicle was traveling around 40 mph when it hit Helzberg immediately as she stepped on to the street....
by stilettoblade
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 20659

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

If most humans turn into murderers suddenly, then it's a mostly self-correcting problem. Once the dust settles, there'll be lots of dead murderers, and the cast majority of survivors will either be non-murderous, or sufficiently isolated to not have the opportunity to murder. Or the survivors will ...
by stilettoblade
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"
Replies: 21
Views: 15591

Re: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"

I think it means that Musk reads xkcd.
by stilettoblade
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 6486

1952: "Backpack Decisions"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/backpack_decisions.png Title text: "This one is perfect in every way, except that for some reason it's woven from a tungsten mesh, so it weighs 85 pounds and I'll need to carry it around on a hand cart." "That seems like a bad--" "BUT IT HAS THE ...
by stilettoblade
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Researchers at the University of Alberta have built a functional infectious virus from scratch (not designed a custom virus, that's still in the future, but they assembled a working virus strictly from synthesized DNA fragments). They were trying to replicate the now-extinct strain of horsepox that ...
by stilettoblade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1920: "Emoji Sports"
Replies: 23
Views: 5125

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

I'm also curious about what consequence archery would be. Are you firing at satellites? Or from a satellite? I interpreted Consequence Archery as something like "failure to perform will result in consequences, which may include orbital death ray satellites". Similarly, Consequence Golf. I...
by stilettoblade
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296316

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

It makes me sad to see the thread to remind me we're living in the future fall so far down the forum. Therefore, I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that we are now living in a world where a broadcast fight between two multi-ton giant "robots" (one with a half-ton steel punch, t...
by stilettoblade
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 6756

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

I HATE how phone makers cannot seem to understand that it would be useful to have *COMPLETELY SEPARATE* volume controls for ringer and everything else. Also, it boggles my mind that my phone can be muted, and a popup ad in my web browser will be allowed to play at full volume. Who the hell (besides ...
by stilettoblade
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2292478

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

There are people who thought sunblock was a suitable substitute for eclipse glasses.

WCYB wrote:...they've had a few customers experience pain after they put sunscreen in their eye Monday since they did not have protective glasses.
by stilettoblade
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 10857

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

One of my first thoughts on this comic was to wonder whether "a school whose team is entirely dogs" and "boxers playing basketball" were the same school sneaking into the tournament twice, presumably by participating in two different divisions.
by stilettoblade
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 8304

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

By many accounts, the Mt. Everest experience of today is positively dreary – just shuffling along in an overcrowded lineup of rich people. Perhaps that will be the ultimate fate of the true "interplanetary experience"? (I bet there's a good short story plot in there somehow.) I was certai...
by stilettoblade
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 8304

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Is "heat-shrink wetsuit in a blast furnace" too long to be my new band name?
by stilettoblade
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1725: "Linear Regression"
Replies: 27
Views: 7883

Re: 1725: "Linear Regression"

I'm going with "Rexthor, the Martini-Drinker"
by stilettoblade
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1712: Politifact
Replies: 30
Views: 7372

1712: Politifact

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/politifact.png Alt-text: "Ok, I lit the smoke bomb and rolled it under the bed. Let's see if it--" ::FWOOOSH:: "Politifact says: PANTS ON FIRE!" I've never been here when there wasn't a new comic post already. (PolitiFact says: True!)
by stilettoblade
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 67656

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

The last panel here, referencing the picasso while still being clearly xkcd, is my favorite single panel in the entirety of this comic's archives.
Thanks!

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