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by Ae7flux
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2060: "Hygrometer"
Replies: 35
Views: 6215

Re: 2060: "Hygrometer"

Surely a Picometer is a device to measure the number of times the bridge crew perform the Picard maneuver in any given episode of STTNG.
by Ae7flux
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 14155

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

I'm sure he isn't but he probably things he's a brain in a vat.
by Ae7flux
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 14155

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

It's a reference to Russell's para. . . oh wait.
by Ae7flux
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 17178

Re: 1849: "Decades"

The New Yorker has a much more rigorous and defined editorial policy on spelling and word use relative to most other publications Does anyone know why they put umlauts everywhere? They are not metal enough to get away with it. They're diareses not umlauts - they demarcate syllables rather than alte...
by Ae7flux
Fri May 12, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 15274

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

da Doctah wrote:I don't see any obvious place in that scheme for KFC's "Double Down"



Hell?

(If there was ever an argument for adding places of eternal damnation to schemas that is it.)
by Ae7flux
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 27658

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

Well it's pretty weird argument. Since when has the answer to "why is x y-coloured" being "because x is made of y-coloured stuff". That's a paradigmatically bad (or joke) answer.
by Ae7flux
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 18790

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I've never seen a Star Wars movie and used to be proud of my ignorance. Then the internet came along (I'm looking at you Cracked.com) and I now have strong feelings about the meaning of the Kessel run line. (Some of this post may be not entirely accurate but to this day I haven't seen a Star Wars mo...
by Ae7flux
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1753: "Thumb War"
Replies: 16
Views: 5218

Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

thunk wrote:
Who raised Black Hat anyway?


I suspect he raised himself. He's probably his own mother and father as well.
by Ae7flux
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 11836

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

Actually, I was referring to the time the Titanic crashed in Southern England. That would have been a very bad ending except it was more the the beginning. (Or maybe somewhere off to the side. This is Doctor Who after all.)
by Ae7flux
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 11836

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

At what point did the 'Titanic' series go into space. Because I think I saw that one.
by Ae7flux
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1701: "Speed and Danger"
Replies: 62
Views: 11021

Re: 1701: "Speed and Danger"

Yeah, astronauts are arseholes like that. Like brain surgeons. Rocket scientists, on the other hand, are nice.
by Ae7flux
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 10893

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

And of course this is already on Language Log. Sometimes the world just doesn't fail to disappoint.
by Ae7flux
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 12222

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

I just checked that "inaturalist.org" is real. I think they are going to come to hate Randall.
by Ae7flux
Wed May 25, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1685 : Patch
Replies: 40
Views: 10874

Re: 1685 : Patch

Geekiest. XKCD. Ever.
by Ae7flux
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 8510

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Most of these i found a bit meh but I'm left desperately wanting a Sherlock Holmes and Silent Bob movie. Anyone got Kevin Smith's number?
by Ae7flux
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"
Replies: 43
Views: 10286

Re: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"

I first heard the local group joke in astronomy class more years ago than I care to remember. It's been one of my favourites ever since.
by Ae7flux
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 10861

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

Next up: What's the deal with airline food. . .
tasting like semen.
by Ae7flux
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1633: "Possible Undiscovered Planets"
Replies: 104
Views: 17456

Re: 1633: "Possible undiscovered planets"

Nobody is going to start saying that Mr. Spock is from the "exoplanet Vulcan"!


I don't know, maybe Dr Mccoy. He was kinda a jerk like that.
by Ae7flux
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 7822

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

Usually I find xkcd's in-jokes funny, but this one went over my head. I see what you did there. Does Randall deliberately misspelling "Whoosh" count as whooshing all of us, or is it the other way around? The Great Oracle gives ~550k hits for 'woosh' as opposed to 850k for 'whoosh' so I th...
by Ae7flux
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12096

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

Nonsense. They'll just borrow a Falcon Heavy and send them up one at a time.

Wait! That's my plan.
by Ae7flux
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 13707

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

Pretty irresponsible that there is no speech for the highly likely eventuality that the capsule lands in Wimbledon with two of the three astronauts missing.
by Ae7flux
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1402: "Harpoons"
Replies: 41
Views: 22215

Re: 1402: "Harpoons"

CapCouillon wrote:
ClassicEeets wrote:CapCouillon,
Today you win the internets, sir.


Thanks so much.... Now just to figure out where to keep it.


I hear this new-fangled cloud thingy is a good place to store stuff.
by Ae7flux
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22648

Re: 1384: Krypton

I have been near a cry-baby (mine), but still this strip puts me off on a deep instinctive level. I immediately got that this was about Superman, I just don't think sending away babies to exploding stars is funny. It's also an impractical and expensive way of achieving what you want. I hope I'm mis...
by Ae7flux
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 39982

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

I am glad I visited the forum - I didn't realise that I had to turn on image animation and thought that these were arranged by frequency. It looked strange. I am puzzled by "some one gets married" - shouldn't it flash twice each cycle? It flashes twice simultaneously. And here I was think...

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