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by kevsgrove
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 12198

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

I found comfort and validation when I saw “Quantum Mechanics” in the Danger Zone. My chemistry classes touched on quantum mechanics and I grasped none of it. I never came close to understanding the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. When I hear someone make an analogy using Heisenberg, I conclude tw...
by kevsgrove
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"
Replies: 61
Views: 11697

Re: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"

This weekend, my DNS broke on all my Windows box's browsers, but was fine via command line. After about half an hour, I ran sfc and it was fixed. Still can't fully explain what broke or why the system file checker fixed it. Gremlins indeed.
by kevsgrove
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1581: "Birthday"
Replies: 59
Views: 12752

Re: 1581: "Birthday"

So here's my question 1581 comics/3 a week = 527 weeks. 10 years = 520 weeks. That's 21 extra comic. There's a couple of leap days in there so 19. Then you have 1337 ( https://xkcd.com/341/ ) which if I remember was posted over a week so that's minus 2. What are those extra 17 comics from? IIRC Par...
by kevsgrove
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1332: "Slippery Slope"
Replies: 119
Views: 22519

Re: 1332: "Slippery Slope"

You've reminded me of a discussion I had back at university. There was a recent discovery of some kind of "gay gene", and a gay friend of mine was deeply concerned. My reaction was "Well, isn't this good news? It proves what you were saying all along: 'some people just are gay: get o...
by kevsgrove
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14541

Re: What-If # 0078 T-Rex Calories

Is anyone else bugged by the fact that there are 106 burgers in the last illustration, not 80? How do you figure 106? I count 8 piles of 9 (72), a pile of 5 (77), and 3 singles (80). Edit: Ah but he's also eating one, making us both incorrect. I see 8 piles of 12, a pile of 6, and 4 loose burgers (...
by kevsgrove
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:31 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14541

Re: What-If # 0078 T-Rex Calories

vltava wrote:Is anyone else bugged by the fact that there are 106 burgers in the last illustration, not 80?


How do you figure 106? I count 8 piles of 9 (72), a pile of 5 (77), and 3 singles (80).

Edit: Ah but he's also eating one, making us both incorrect.
by kevsgrove
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 42967

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

...said two cats pulled up outside the barbershop and people in the vehicles exchanged magic wandfire with each other.


Perhaps vehicles->felines would improve this.

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