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by Carteeg_Struve
Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2148: "Cubesat Launch"
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: 2148: "Cubesat Launch"

Is it odd that the one detail that stuck out to me in regards to the whole matter is that the "Launch Accident Investigation Board" decided to label the front of their table as if they were judges for a talent show?
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2141: "UI vs UX"
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Since many businesses really do mix psychology and marketing together, I'm starting to think we need to make UZ-design an official term.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 5985

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

Singularities are really big. You may think it's a long walk.... etc. Actually, they aren't. They can get massively tiny (pun intended). Now the distance from the singularity out to their event horizon, THAT'S BIG. ________________________ God playing dice with the universe may be up for discussion...
by Carteeg_Struve
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 14523

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Looks like there is a mistake in the bracket image. It currently has the flying saucer winning over the galactic star field, but the star field won (according to the history and the current match between it and the monorail).
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 6732

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

It's not light pollution if we're getting rid of those cluttering bright stars corrupting the beautiful black void in the sky. :twisted:
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 7085

Re: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

I object to this scale due to the fact that both ends are not mutually exclusive. :mrgreen:
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2064: "I'm a Car"
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

Re: 2064: "I'm a Car"

Unfortunately my location is commpletely backwater, run by those trying to exclude the vehicular vote. Heck, the voting booths aren't even wide enough for a Civic.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 9016

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

"Someone is WRONG on the internet. I just have to find them first."
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2023: "Y-Axis"
Replies: 24
Views: 6592

Re: 2023: "Y-Axis"

Personally, I think the best thing to do would be to put the important information on the Z-axis, but keep the viewing angle straight dead-on with the X-Y plane.
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2014: "JWST Delays"
Replies: 21
Views: 4827

Re: 2014: "JWST Delays"

I like how the estimated launch date trend line goes past the intersection; as if after the 2026 launch, in 2030 the launch will be estimated for 2028. :D
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 16196

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

dtilque wrote:My thought: just skip #2 through #7.

ETA: more thoughts: add billionaires who own their own spaceship company immediately after #8.


Make that skipping #1 through #7 and put Nathan Fillion in the Veep slot, and we'll have a deal.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 25719

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

I'll admit I'm in the "Go Metric except for Temperature" camp. Having the scale going from 0-100 in what is a typical range from livable but really cold vs livable but really hot just makes sense to me in the common day to day usage that we..... $#!+. I'm doing it again. I'm also in the em...
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1781: "Artifacts"
Replies: 35
Views: 7126

Re: 1781: "Artifacts"

Title text "I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers."


Of course. It's usually called "propaganda".
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 11765

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

God dammit. I just got "We Didn't Start The Fire" out of my head! Now it's back! *weeps*
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1760: "TV Problems"
Replies: 9
Views: 4052

Re: 1760: "TV Problems"

"Wait. If you're downloading something on your phone to update something on your computer, then why can't you just turn your television on to the news?" "I disconnected it from the cable box to make sure that when it's working it's working due to the computer." "But if this ...
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1755: "Old Days"
Replies: 37
Views: 7792

Re: 1755: "Old Days"

Assembly code was horrific back then too. You couldn't just write what you wanted the computer to do, you had to go out and find the code snippets you wanted from other source codes so you could assemble it all together. Then you had to put together a second file that told the computer what language...
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1734: "Reductionism"
Replies: 27
Views: 7186

Re: 1734: "Reductionism"

JohnTheWysard wrote:"He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." - Gandalf Greyhame


Says a man who chucked a ring into a fireplace to verify what it was.
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1712: Politifact
Replies: 30
Views: 8217

Re: 1712: Politifact

trpmb6 wrote:Sigh. I yearn for a day that aliens attack and unify us all once and for all.


I don't know. According to isidewith.com, I'm 89% with the aliens.
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”
Replies: 69
Views: 15754

Re: 1673: “Timeline of Bicycle Design”

I'm kinda surprised the 2016 version wasn't just an iPhone with a bike app running on it.
by Carteeg_Struve
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1607: "Supreme Court"
Replies: 65
Views: 13892

Re: 1607: "Supreme Court"

I think the weirdest thing about the ruling covered in the comic is that Justice Antonin Scalia was the sole dissenting vote.
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1559: "Driving"
Replies: 142
Views: 21182

Re: 1559: "Driving"

I'd like to say "Ah, Black Hat. Where have you been?" but at this point I'm beginning to suspect that he's Guilfoyle from Silicon Valley during his weekends off... when his hat is being washed.

And if they aren't the same person, I want a crossover showdown dammit.
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 15519

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

I initiated an infinite recursive loop thirty-five minutes ago.
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 11117

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

Caffeine wrote:Noooo the 5th element was luuurrrve


Nope. It's boron.

Or maybe boron is love. Have to check on that.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 12812

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

If the Earth were the size of a basketball, then how much more air would be required to find to keep the Earth inflated?
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 59633

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

The striped dress argument confuses me. I see it as a light blue and a dirty gold.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 17198

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

wayne wrote:XKCD threads are a bit different in that a thread about Hitler will eventually devolve into an argument about operating systems or some such.


That's because only Hitler and his cronies would make somebody use DOS. :mrgreen:
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17166

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

I talk about programming often to my wife, and I know she has no interest. She talks to me about artwork and horses, and I don't understand a quarter of what she's talking about. And it's worked well after all of these dec... err.. years. Yes, just years. Anyway, I'm with Randal on this one. A lot o...
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1472: "Geography"
Replies: 88
Views: 16948

Re: 1472: "Geography"

So... he wants to live in Hyrule?
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 20700

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

For additional fun, pause a movie when somebody is showing a newspaper with some big plot relevant headline... and then read the entire article beneath it.
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1449: "Red Rover"
Replies: 23
Views: 5834

Re: 1448: Red Rover

And here I thought it was a dodgeball incident.
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 37462

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

Mikeski wrote:the same way people who say "for all intensive purposes" and "it's a mute point" do.


Who says "for all intensive purposes"? Isn't it "for all intents and purposes"?
by Carteeg_Struve
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1425: "Tasks"
Replies: 85
Views: 25339

Re: 1425: "Tasks"

1960s: "Begin writing a program that identifies objects."
2000s: Program - "Yes... that is a face."
2010s: Facebook - "Do you want to tag Billy Bob in this picture?" (Uh, that's Mary.)
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 20369

Re: 1409: "Query"

if ((annual_income > 100,000) and (name != "Steve") and (children.number == 0) and (afraidOfFlying)) I think what would bug me more about this conditional is that: 1) The annual_income and children.number thresholds are hard coded, and 2) There's a comma in 100000. You know that'll bite y...
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 20369

Re: 1409: "Query"

if ((annual_income > 100,000) and (name != "Steve") and (children.number == 0) and (afraidOfFlying)) I think what would bug me more about this conditional is that: 1) The annual_income and children.number thresholds are hard coded, and 2) There's a comma in 100000. You know that'll bite y...
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 20369

Re: 1409: "Query"

And that is why you need to back up your data and restrict permissions. Caching will likely also help with performance, or at least that's what she said.

Personally, I'm just disappointed she didn't try an UPDATE command first.
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 40664

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

Am I the only one who was disappointed that after "Token Ring" there wasn't a loop with elvish scripted labeled "Tolkien Ring"?

Now we just need a driver required to run this off of a computer that comes with a 3 Wood.
by Carteeg_Struve
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1397: "Luke"
Replies: 39
Views: 10325

Re: 1397: "Luke"

Pseudo-OT:

I'm not sure if it is ever explained in the EU, but one thing that's bugged me: where did Luke learn to build a lightsaber from? I was under the impression he hadn't returned to Yoda between the two and third films. Is that wrong, or did he pick up a copy of the HHGG along the way?
by Carteeg_Struve
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1391: "Darkness"
Replies: 81
Views: 15880

Re: 1391: "Darkness"

This reminds me of my favorite serious weather prediction from the Lowell Sun (a Massachusetts paper) when I was young.
"Tonight: Partly Sunny"

I'm pretty sure our weatherman wasn't far off from the newscasters in this comic.
by Carteeg_Struve
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1381: "Margin"
Replies: 48
Views: 11860

Re: 1381: "Margin"

When someone questions any theory you put into a margin, just be sure to stand Fermat.
by Carteeg_Struve
Thu May 15, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 21471

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

"... one of the most recognizable arches in St. Louis. [one of the citations allegedly needed]"

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