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by Keyman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 3844

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

If you think that diseases are the only thing we'd have to worry about from an alien invasion, well, I hope you're not in charge if it happens. I'm not sure what sequence of events would lead to exobiologists being the first scientists to be interviewed in relation to a potential alien invasion. If...
by Keyman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 3616

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

Company lawyers who love paranoia usually force implementation of all sorts of minimum and maximum rentention dates. Apparently they have no concept of server backups. Yes, that's the main reason given for not retaining things forever. To my mind it comes down to whether stuff you did in the past i...
by Keyman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 4372

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Soupspoon wrote:https://xkcd.com/1335/
Ummm...this one seems to be ignoring DST.
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 4217

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Shouldn't those 'dimples' be on that little golfball thingie?
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 2470

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

And "...a thing going in front of another thing." Anybody else find yourself having to spend time explaining why that doesn't happen all the time? Whew! https://xkcd.com/1878/ Asked and answered! And it's science-y enough to get the desired response... "O-o-o-ohhh, Now I get it!"
by Keyman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 2470

1877: "Eclipse Science"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eclipse_science.png Title Text: I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point. I'd imagine all the scientists on all the local news shows would just love to be able to...
by Keyman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 3341

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

Turns out it's kinda big, so I spoilered it.
Spoiler:
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by Keyman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 3992

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

Twain was a writer with a gift for humor, so mocking made more sense for him than studying... fair enough.

Yeah...this would never have worked with my teachers.
by Keyman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 2350

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Use my invention, and you'll never have to worry about batteries for your phone ever again!!
Spoiler:
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by Keyman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 4199

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

I have not seen the movie, and never planned to, but it was almost worth having it made just to see the quality of the vitriolic reviews.
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6236

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Russell's teapot really raises a profound question: Will it make hot tea or iced tea? It is very cold in space. He wasn't, after all, talking about a dragon in the garage. Maybe we can send Sagan's dragon to heat up Russell's teapot? @gmalivuk - I was thinking of the teapot in the same vain as the ...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6236

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it from Earth using the mos...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6236

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it, it would not be Russell...
by Keyman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6236

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

All you 'detectors' out there seem to be missing the part of the quote that says... ...nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes . So if you were to detect it, it would not be Russell'...
by Keyman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6236

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Murderbot wrote:
peregrine_crow wrote:The obvious solution for the condition mentioned in the title text is to use a giant catapult to launch the launch-vehicle into space.

The even more obvious solution is to get another space agency to launch it for you.

Sheesh! Strap it to the back of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
by Keyman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"
Replies: 35
Views: 4614

Re: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"

Weird to think back then it was seen as a cool thing to say that you were never going to get a phone because you didn't want to be at people's beck and call all the time or some-such. Everyone I know who said that eventually caved and bought one. Sheepishly raising hand... :oops: Work finally requi...
by Keyman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 4616

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

@Soupsoon -
Two things:
1) ...as bad as "could of"... AAARRRGH...my eyes!!
2) Did I just see a shark hanging from a balloon float across your avatar??
by Keyman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 2697

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Batting average??? Who Knew??
by Keyman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 3623

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

From personal/local experience, I can testify the "new stadium blackmail" game is one that continues to be played by pro sports teams in the US. And they did it quite well here in Minnesota. My Minnesota Vikings are hosting Super Bowl LII this February in their shiny new $1Bn US Bank Stadi...
by Keyman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 3623

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

??? The Lakers are Los Angeles, he plays for Anaheim - they aren't even in the same county. Funny how the team is called the Los Angeles Angels isn't even based in Los Angeles. TIL. Last year I found out that the Dallas Cowboys play their home games in Arlington, and apparently their headquarters a...
by Keyman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 5477

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Did anybody else hear a ~rimshot~ after Cueball's last line?
by Keyman
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 3896

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

If we do the "Hardest", will we all have to create new log ins for this site? :evil:
by Keyman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 3812

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

I don't recognise then shape of the map. Where is that map of? (Not that it makes any difference as, because of the reasons given, its going to spin round its own axis sooner of later anyway. ) This is a map of the 6th House district in Georgia where Karen Handel and John Ossoff are running to fill...
by Keyman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1850: "Air Force Museum"
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Re: 1850: "Air Force Museum"

"Do you hear helicopters?" makes the whole thing a bit more ominous that if she'd said "Did you..."
by Keyman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

RogueCynic wrote:I was going to post a video of a droning teacher but I can't remember the movie. I'm pretty sure it was Ben Stein, possibly Ferris Bueller's Day off.

Just a coincidence that June 5th is actually the day Ferris takes off? :wink:
by Keyman
Thu May 11, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 8407

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

In (approximately?) the same way your burrito is a sandwich, would a taco be a hotdog?
by Keyman
Wed May 10, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 8407

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

As for sandwiches, hot dogs don't qualify because you eat them from the end instead of broadside. I would suggest that the orientation of the exterior is a better criteria. A hotdog opens vertically. A sub opens horizontally (nominally, and obviously "overstuffed" subs are iffy in this ca...
by Keyman
Mon May 08, 2017 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 5832

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

Ayasano wrote:Raise your hand if your brain auto-corrected "lunch" to "launch" and you spent a few seconds trying to figure out the joke before you realized.
ME.

Then I cam here, and it took me longer to puzzle through "inverted commas". :?
by Keyman
Wed May 03, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 3313

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

Oh oh....
This Camera Captures the Speed of Light
A laser pulse that lasts less than one trillionth of a second is used as a flash and the light returning from the scene is collected by a camera at a rate equivalent to roughly 1 trillion frames per second.

That graph might not be big enough.
by Keyman
Wed May 03, 2017 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 3313

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

Flumble wrote:
jonbly wrote:I still have photos that are physical objects.

Hello grampa, we meet again!

To be fair, the era of physical photos ended only about 10 years ago.
HEY!! I've got actual physical photos in several places in my office. Of course, many are of my grandson, so... *guilty*
by Keyman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 9056

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

Also Google: Lux Intelligence tolmukotid - 8 tk (38198783) - Osta.ee https://osta-ee.postimees.ee › ... › Vacuum cleaners Translate this page Jul 11, 2013 - Lux Intelligence tolmukotid - 8 tk in category: Home, Other household items (Item ID 38198783) https://osta-ee.postimees.ee/en/lux-intelligence...
by Keyman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7947

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

I was expecting to see the name of a hot chick whose job is editor of a news outlet. I was going to make a joke along those lines...since I'm totally out of my depth in actual editing discussions. I googled "Hottest editor" (xkcd is first, btw). Found a link to "hottest editor-approv...
by Keyman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 7565

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

And now that it's over...
One Shining Moment
by Keyman
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15171

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Reminds me of speculation I've long had about a line in the Aladdin song "Friend Like Me": the Genie sings "ya got me bonafide certified", pronounced "boh-nah-fee-day", while I suspect the writer of that line intended it to be (mis)pronounced as "boh-nah-fyd"...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15171

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Reminds me of speculation I've long had about a line in the Aladdin song "Friend Like Me": the Genie sings "ya got me bonafide certified", pronounced "boh-nah-fee-day", while I suspect the writer of that line intended it to be (mis)pronounced as "boh-nah-fyd"...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15171

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

My career has been doing inventory financing for retail dealers. Several years ago, it was for the US (VT) based subsidiary of a French-Canadian company. My boss would say 'inVENtory' control was 'maDATory'...and if we giggled, he would curse at us in what I assume was French. :? And is it me, or is...
by Keyman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 7605

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

capngwyn wrote:When you swim in a creek
and an eel bites your cheek
it's a moray...

Here in the upper midwest USA, that word is sometimes pronounced "crick".
by Keyman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 7605

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

Coincidence?
https://phys.org/news/2017-03-moire-sup ... ymers.html

With links to full article entitled "Preferential Alignment of Incommensurate Block Copolymer Dot Arrays Forming Moiré Superstructures"

That should get the song out of your head! :wink:
by Keyman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 6029

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

Wetware installation This is brilliant, and once again shows the need for a "Like" button. My biggest problem with the word "onboarding" is that it puts me in mind of "waterboarding". So you've just joined the company *I* work for?? And honestly, it's harder on the man...
by Keyman
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 38
Views: 5831

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

Ahh... so he's the one.

GOOMB(athroom)W(all)R!!!

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