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by Grant10k
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54507

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Problem: Raising ocean levels due to climate change... Speaking of fairy tales: Global warming. (don't call it "climate change"... During the height of Roman power the sea level was a least 2 feet higher. ... after the Ice age ... sea level was 3 yards or 9 feet higher ... Really what we ...
by Grant10k
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54507

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Problem: Raising ocean levels due to climate change (Or impending Noah-esk flood, depending on how Christian you are). No Christian I know (and, considering I'm a Christian myself, that's quite a few) believes there is any such impending Noah-esque flood; indeed, the Bible clearly states God's prom...
by Grant10k
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54507

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

Red Hal wrote:
Grant10k wrote: ... kids ... hit ... their backs ... 1440 times ... Perhaps the wardrobe acts ... on your ... side?
:roll: *


Like my Mom always says, "Don't let the wardrobe hit you 1440 times on the way to an alternate universe".
by Grant10k
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54507

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

One issue with this approach: Earth to Narnia time dilation is not taken into consideration. (Narnia must be perched on the event horizon of a super massive black hole, given the incredible disparity.) I don't think there are any concrete figures but assuming 1 minute on Earth is equal to about 1 d...
by Grant10k
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54507

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

This may be the most efficient way to make two worlds unlivable at one stroke. Narnia becomes an Atlantis, and our world has 2km of ocean drained away. Problem: Raising ocean levels due to climate change (Or impending Noah-esk flood, depending on how Christian you are). Problem: White Witch. Soluti...
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88737

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Like I said. It's like asking a neurosurgeon to change bedpans. The difference is, in tech support, the patient is peeing blood, but the nurse insists on replacing the bedpan and restarting windows before they escalate the patient to a doctor. ...That being said, there is no excuse for being mean o...
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88737

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Once, I had a lady call me up complaining that her software was having some sort of problem. I forget most of the conversation, but I do recall her ending it by saying "You're just reading from a script *Click*" I stared, dumbfounded, at my desk containing nothing but my phone, computer, p...
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102396

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

I remember once... You realized this in middle school? Most adults answer this riddle wrong: You take a lump of gold, get into a boat on a closed lake and row a bit. Then you throw the gold into the water. Does the water level of the lake sink or rise? It was a while ago, but I do distinctly rememb...
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102396

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

Forget that, I can count to 1024 on my two hands. It's all fun and games until you get to 132. What's so unfunny about 132?... ... I still fail to see why two middle fingers stop fun, while one does not :? Ok, I don't like doing this because it ruins the joke. The double middle finger that you get ...
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102396

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

jpers36 wrote:
Karilyn wrote:FYI: You count to 100 on two hands using one thumb as a 5...

Forget that, I can count to 1024 on my two hands.

It's all fun and games until you get to 132.
by Grant10k
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0803: "Airfoil"
Replies: 243
Views: 102396

Re: 0803: "Airfoil"

I remember once, in middle school science class, we were measuring the volume or densities (I forget which) of different objects (marbles, cork, paperclilps, plastic cubes, etc.) and I noticed something fundamentally wrong with the way we were measuring. We were dropping the objects into water to me...
by Grant10k
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31713

Re: "Superlative" discussion

Why is it people have this association between not drinking alcohol and being boring? I find it's the heavy drinkers who have absolutely nothing interesting to say. It's not the amount he drinks that's uninteresting, it's his explanation of the amount he drinks that is uninteresting. Keep in mind, ...
by Grant10k
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0621: "Superlative"
Replies: 136
Views: 31713

Re: "Superlative" discussion

I like the radio version of the ad better. The're like "Norris" facts, but with class. This is from http://averageguys.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world/ . I've heard some of these but not others. These are from more than one ad. (It helps to listen to one firs...
by Grant10k
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac Docks vs. Windows Taskbar
Replies: 58
Views: 144994

Re: Mac Docks vs. Windows Taskbar

I see a future in which people don't understand the concept of running programs, and when their daemons go south they say stupid things like "try looking at it. People that don't get the underlying concepts of computers generally (from what I've seen) hit the X to dismiss windows (closing the ...
by Grant10k
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac Docks vs. Windows Taskbar
Replies: 58
Views: 144994

Re: Mac Docks vs. Windows Taskbar

I have also heard windows 7 is now doing the dock thing as well, mixing my wonderful little Quick Launch section in with my running programs. Dear god, why? I simply don't get it in the slightest. So if anyone can explain it to me, please do. My take on it is, it doesn't matter if the app is runnin...
by Grant10k
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0596: "Latitude"
Replies: 84
Views: 23897

Re: "Latitude" Discussion

So I pull out my trusty G1 to check latitude and hopefully catch someone doing something interesting and these are the results I got. ⋅ Dad: Whittier, CA (He's in Georgia, but doesn't have a smartphone, so he just picked a location back in February. He's allegedly been in CA ever sense.) &...

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