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by Chrisfs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1452: "Jurassic World"
Replies: 37
Views: 12072

Donations and taxes

I am happy to donate something towards the cancer treatment of your friend, but I would rather live in a country where that was not necessary and care like that was covered by the much wider tax base of the general population.

end of statement.
by Chrisfs
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 90136

Re: 1321: "Cold"

What you are arguing for is a rush to the bottom. That approach means nothing happens anywhere. No improvements in any kind of environmental,safety or labor practices because some country somewhere will always not have that kind of regulation. Citing economics is somewhat of a smokescreen. basic eco...
by Chrisfs
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 90136

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I get an error when I try to go to the link on the comic. It says there's no such page. Does anyone have the proper link ?
by Chrisfs
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Can't find topic for "Time" xkcd strip
Replies: 2
Views: 8357

Can't find topic for "Time" xkcd strip

Hi,

I was going to see the post that showed all the different phases of the Time strip fro a few days ago and I can't find the topic thread at all. Was it deleted ?

Chris
by Chrisfs
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48847442

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, still going.
by Chrisfs
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48847442

Re: 1190: "Time"

Curl doesn't like 301 redirects, so as soon as I get wget online, I'm going to do an auto-updating GIF. Should be interesting, will update when ready [EDIT] As of 5:57 I can no longer access the image, I think too many autopoolers might have killed randall's bandwidth... [EDIT] I have a working upd...
by Chrisfs
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48847442

Re: 1190: "Time"

Zecrag wrote:how much time can you spend watching a single xkcd comic before unpleasent things start to happen?
Depends , Are you at work? Where's your boss?
by Chrisfs
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48847442

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, Checking in over a few hours shows it's definitely slowly changing. I saw sitting by sand castle and now standing by sand castle. I hope he shares the entire range at one point.
by Chrisfs
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 25424

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

Should have used Python. It's much more kid friendly.
by Chrisfs
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 28566

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

How does one quantify sketchiness?
by Chrisfs
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 28566

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

noodle wrote:Umm... what does sketchy mean? Some Gen-Y word?

Sketchy means unseemly, tawdry possibly disreputable. a guy selling multiple music CDs with plain covers from a blanket at a flea market is sketchy.
A cheap porn store with dated mechandise and a weird smell is sketchy.
by Chrisfs
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 48744

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A few is two or three,
A couple is two
a handful depends on the size of the object. It's a handful. Fror some things, it's not applicable. A handful of bowling balls ? A handful of Skyscrapers?
Several is 6-8 and most likely seven because the words look similar.
by Chrisfs
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 42317

Re: 1045: Constraints

I figure the 'w' in working is pronounced in the German style, as a 'v'
by Chrisfs
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1028: "Communication"
Replies: 107
Views: 44604

Holistic Browser

Ok the holistic browser page was just harsh. Who ever put in the page that I got is just a jerk for spending time looking for that.
by Chrisfs
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1010: "Etymology-Man"
Replies: 84
Views: 29156

Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

The latest reboot of Aquaman is really quite good. http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/new-52-aquaman/
by Chrisfs
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33151

Re: 0947: “Investing”

I'll just pipe in and say that rich people are rich because they spend their time and money in such a way as to make the most money possible. Buying a lottery ticket is not one of those ways, but then again neither is taking a day off, having a family, spending the weekend playing a good RPG, or an...
by Chrisfs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33151

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Wow, you missed the point of the Alt-text. Maybe you shouldn't rely on webcomics for your investment advice. This a strip on compound interest not retirement planning. Having said that , he used a interest rate very close to a current 10 Year Treasury bond (hence the 10 years). He likely did so beca...
by Chrisfs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 33151

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Interest takes a while to get going and 2% isn't much, but that 2% happens without you having to do anything, and it never takes a weekend or a holiday and never has a bad month in which you lose 8%. Treasury bonds and CD are like the small constant drips of water that wear away rock over many many ...
by Chrisfs
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 67180

Re: 0931: Lanes

Good luck to you and your family, Randall. You are doing a good job of educating other people about it.

Maybe a hundred years from now they will have a cell scanner.
by Chrisfs
Fri May 27, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 29009

Re: 904: "Sports"

Financial analysis is otherwise rarely based on random numbers. You obviously don't know anything about accounting, do you? Forum Sports Commentator 1 aka Bob: Wow!, did you see that play exchange now wlao has been around her for some time since 2009 but this is his 6th post and he comes in with a ...
by Chrisfs
Fri May 27, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 29009

Re: 904: "Sports"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/vwMikewv/xkcd/sports.png The big difference is that science has on a number of occasions been able to make sturdy predictive models, and has structures in place to go back and check themselves for accuracy, whereas sports commentators or people chatting idlely...
by Chrisfs
Fri May 27, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 29009

Re: 904: "Sports"

Errm, maybe Monte Carlo valuation of exotic options, as those often don't have nice formulas for their price. Even then, it's assumed there are margins of error (despite being done with thousands of simulations with thousands of steps). Financial analysis is otherwise rarely based on random numbers...
by Chrisfs
Fri May 06, 2011 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 25980

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

I had this same objection because the rubber sheet explanation is usually used to explain gravity, but the example itself depends on understanding gravity. Actually, it doesn't. You don't need to understand gravity to know that a ball placed on a rubber sheet will pull the sheet down. That you can ...
by Chrisfs
Fri May 06, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 25980

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

I loved the rubber sheet analogy (though it was told as a trampoline analogy to me originally). Yes it uses gravity as a feature of the analogy, but the problem is not that people can't intuitively grasp the concept of gravity at all. People see the effects of gravity every day. It's used to explain...
by Chrisfs
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 28972

Re: 0890: Etymology

It all comes down to the very beginning scrolling text. Long ago in a galaxy far away. Star Wars in not a futuristic tale yet to happen, it's a history of things already happened. The language and the human race has spread from there to here. So, we inherited the word 'falcon' from them and it has b...
by Chrisfs
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 58573

Re: 0889: Turtles

I like all the people who are either "he was high when he wrote this" or "this has no joke at all" The joke is that humans don't understand even the tiniest little aspects of their lives "FUCK WHERE ARE MY KEYS" but this turtle knows everything it needs to know. Becaus...
by Chrisfs
Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 58573

Re: 0889: Turtles

If that's right, then trees have it totally made. They simply sit there and their food and water comes to them. Tree are the zen organism.
by Chrisfs
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 69379

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Nice obscure reference to a past XKCD strip in the alt text
by Chrisfs
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 105077

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Seriously, Randall. Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics. Please keep it professional. That is probably the most dick-ish thing I have ever seen someone say. The only excuse you have is if you have a disorder that renders you incapable of any sort of empathy with ...
by Chrisfs
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 170430

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

For pedantry's sake, I suspect that Randall drew the map and they just labeled it. For pedantry's sake, let me point out some errors I notice: - they forgot Greece - the western Mediterranean is quite poorly drawn - they put the Cyrenaican peninsula in Egypt, instead of Libya - they misplace Cape Ho...
by Chrisfs
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 72346

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

Shouldn't Free Republic be part of Conservative blogs, rather than off on it's own as an island?
by Chrisfs
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0801: "Golden Hammer"
Replies: 82
Views: 24072

Re: "Golden Hammer" discussion (#801)

Some people take XKCD and their need to understand or like every comic far too seriously.

On a different note.
BANG BANG RANDALL'S GOLDEN HAMMER WENT DOWN UPON HIS HEAD!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpCV2wgoxC8
by Chrisfs
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 37776

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I'm surprised that more people aren't freaking out about the cell phone suspended on his ear in the last frame.
GPS vs maps,
It's a comic strip,
by Chrisfs
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 24660

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

eaglef2 wrote:Why does the alt-text say "every every?"


Every every is a slang way of saying 'literally every day'. He is writing as people would be speaking.
by Chrisfs
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 37808

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

It's because highway engineering jobs have always been contracted out to Yoda, who made a tidy sum from that sideline.
by Chrisfs
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 80667

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

±EDy wrote:This came to mind while browsing the previous pages.
http://xkcd.com/386/


That is always a good comic to keep in mind
by Chrisfs
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 80667

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

I'm with her on the Evo-pysch reference. When I read it in the popular science press, it seems way to 'reverse engineered' to produce a certain result, or some kind of after the fact explanation.

The alt text was reaching though. Two your momma joke that do not go well together.
by Chrisfs
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29211

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

I think people are looking too hard into this one.
This is simply a humorous recreation of a WWII soldier writing a letter to a 'loved one' from the battlefield. Cordelia is an old fashioned name. Green Berets were the name of an elite special forces unit. Raspberry Beret was a song by Prince.
by Chrisfs
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 69301

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

I did this as a kid without even knowing the name or that it was a formal mystery. I just saw it in a math puzzle book.
by Chrisfs
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 45568

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law


Moses's father in law was Jethro?
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