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by The Devils Engineer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 5138

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

Ahhhhh....autogyros......anyone of a certain age will remember the small ads for the Bensen B-8 Gyro-Copter in the advertisers section of Popular Science or Mechanics Illustrated. Bensen sold thousands of plans for them. If anyone is interested, plans for various autogyros cans be looked at from her...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1885: "Ensemble Model"
Replies: 28
Views: 4130

Re: 1885: "Ensemble Model"

...sliced bread never being re-legalized is the 8th sign of the Apocalypse....... just saying.....
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 11115

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Am I the only one who would like to see the actual design shown? Not just the text but look at the design closer. Randall, can you post the design?
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 7284

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

jonhaug wrote:
tsarna wrote:Don't forget that you're also supposed to be testing those smoke detectors every week, and GFCI outlets every month, according to the manufacturers!


In Europe, we don't have GFCI outlets you insensitive clod! :-) (Ooops, sorry, wrong forum.)

/Jon


You must be new here..... :)
by The Devils Engineer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 13136

Re: 1849: "Decades"

I predict that radio will never go away. It is the only form of entertainment a person driving can enjoy, so it is going to stay relevant until someone solves the entire field of civic engineering and traffic jams stop being a thing that exist. P.S. If someone brings up self-driving cars I will fli...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1847: "Dubious Study"
Replies: 28
Views: 5378

1847: "Dubious Study"

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Title Text: "Sounds fine. I looked up the Academy, and it says on their MySpace page that their journal is peer-viewed and downloaded biannually."

Nothing says Legit more than having your Academy on a MySpace page. :D
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 3678

1846: "Drone Problems"

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Title Text: On the other hand, as far as they know, my system is working perfectly

Are we certain that Black Hat Guy isn't involved in some way?
by The Devils Engineer
Mon May 01, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1831: "Here to Help"
Replies: 21
Views: 6382

Re: 1831: "Here to Help"

The Six Phases of a Project:

1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search for the guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Praise and honors for the non-participants

I believe we are between steps #2 and #3.... :)
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 15671

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I've never seen 2001: ASO I know I'm going start trouble here, but here goes. I would highly recommend that you see 2001: A Space Odyssey very much. But see it on a very large screen TV or projection screen in a darkened room. It's just not the same in a brightly lit room and small screen. Why do I...
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 25588

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Also, you kind of are defending voting for him, in that you're arguing that people who voted for him can still be perfectly decent human beings. I'm kind of curious. Are you in any ways actually interested in understanding why people voted for Trump or do you just wish to paint them all with the no...
by The Devils Engineer
Mon May 02, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1675: "Message in a Bottle"
Replies: 15
Views: 3886

Re: 1675: "Message in a Bottle"

...I KNEW my "unsubscribe" request would eventually be acted upon......

I laughed out loud on this one....Nice one Mr. Randall.
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 64
Views: 13117

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

This one made me laugh :lol: Nice one Randall, Nice one.
by The Devils Engineer
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1539: "Planning"
Replies: 56
Views: 11297

Re: 1539: "Planning"

How does she even switch the subject from giving away control to "big-picture planning"? For all we know, google and facebook aren't even after world domination. The Americans and other folks who built the nuclear weapons have never admitted that world domination was their goal. Their exc...
by The Devils Engineer
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1539: "Planning"
Replies: 56
Views: 11297

Re: 1539: "Planning"

This comic is the reason I both admire Mr. Randall and wish I had just a smidgeon of his talent. Two totally separate concepts/ideas that get humorously joined at the end. And a nice observation of the human condition. I laughed at the Alt Text. My compliments Mr. Randall :D
by The Devils Engineer
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1536: "The Martian"
Replies: 128
Views: 35730

Re: 1536: "The Martian"

alt text sums up the explanation for why there are no reality shows about engineers. Mythbusters is the closest I can think of. Science Channel has "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" The Weather Channel (of all places) has "Brainstormers". Is the Learning Channel / Science Channel ...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 10628

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

This comic sounds a little squirrely to me......

Thank You, Thank You, I'll be here all week.... :)

G
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 20975

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

This Upside-Down Map Will Change Your Perspective On The World!

"I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means” - Inigo Montoya :)

......I laughed out loud when I saw this map......nice one Mr. Randall....nice one.....

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1496: “Art Project”
Replies: 53
Views: 8779

Re: 1496: “Art Project”

Whizbang wrote:
Tired
Shel Silverstein


"Tired........
Tired of Playing the game.....
Ain't it a crying shame?
I'm........so.............Tired"

Lili Von Shtupp, Blazing Saddles

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 12593

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

In Event Spacecraft Returns with Gorgeous Space Babes: "We of course have many questions, and in the days and weeks to come we will demand answers. Of course, since they look SO hot, we won't care about the answers... (cue Orion Slave Girls)"

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 14507

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

I think the perceived passage of time may be related to the time since a thing happened. Something that takes X time now is perceived as X/10 in ten years, and X/30 after 30 years. Or something like that. Speaking of predictable things: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/timeghost.png Darn...beat me to it...
by The Devils Engineer
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1475: "Technically"
Replies: 60
Views: 11492

Re: 1475: "Technically"

Technically, I like this comic.. Does that mean I should ignore myself? :D
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187139

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Is anyone else (like me) still looking for that whale on the surface of the comet? He's there.......right?......... :D

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1444: "Cloud"
Replies: 28
Views: 9389

Re: 1444: "Cloud"

Ancient past time relaxing ritual meets modern day. I laughed at this one. Well done Mr. Randall, well done. :D

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 65276

Re: 1431: Marriage

Not trying to derail the conversation back towards religion, but there's one major point that bothers me about the idea of making marriage a religious-only ceremony, and calling the legal recognition by the state by some other name. I'm an atheist. If I find myself in a relationship with a person t...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"
Replies: 32
Views: 7295

Re: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"

When it explodes, it will cast off its outer layers, leaving behind nothing but a slowly fading PalmPilot, calculator, or two-way pager. Ahhhhhhh....a Palmpilot......one of the great tech tragedies of our time. You young'uns don't remember, but it was a wonderful productivity device (task list, pho...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 9919

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

TheMinim wrote: I don't need a soul anyway. :twisted:


My boss would be very interested in talking with you regarding your soul ..... :)
by The Devils Engineer
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1417: "Seven"
Replies: 130
Views: 27911

Re: 1417: "Seven"

On the flip side, oddly enough nobody would describe me as a "Native American" despite that my natal event was in America. Nor am I generally considered "African-American" even though I spent most of my formative years in Africa. Can we just describe you a "Native African A...
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"
Replies: 91
Views: 20533

Re: 1413: "Suddenly Popular"

2039 <--- "Flying Car"

I want my flying car... :D

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 13506

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

Personally I'd like to see RM do similar charts for other long skinny geographic regions. Not necessarily with drought/rain - perhaps with migration patterns or demographics, or location of natural disasters/accidents, etc. Good candidates: Hawaii You could not not be more wrong than Hawaii, especi...
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1408: "March of the Penguins"
Replies: 25
Views: 8799

Re: 1408: "March of the Penguins"

This one made me laugh :lol:

One thing however. Is Randall starting to feel mortal? I was waiting for a time ghost to appear.

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 36301

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

This converter box is obviously lacking......where is my GPIB (IEEE-488) connection? :D

G.
by The Devils Engineer
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1404: Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma
Replies: 62
Views: 20333

Re: 1404: Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma

Hi All,
I just wished to point out that Wired dot co dot uk provided a nice summary of the Nasa Paper test results. I'm still in my XKCD "purgatory" period (yay!, second post), so I can't post a link.

Thank You, G.
by The Devils Engineer
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 17723

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

I realize others have pointed this out, but still ... This happened, not with a sword, but with a gun. 3 professors died because a grad student was sure he would not get his degree. Hi All. Long time Lurker, first time poster. I finally made an account to comment on the above comments and the comic...

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