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by jozwa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

"And also the pound is redefined to equal pn2/4*f2/(gv)*h"
by jozwa
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2056: Horror Movies
Replies: 57
Views: 6012

Re: 2056: Horror Movies

I've never been a fan of "scary" stuff, be it fast rollercoasters or scary movies/games. I get motion sick and heights make me a bit nervous, so I'm not gonna go into that ride that spins around 100 meters above the ground. Later I've started to appreciate thrilling horror stories (e.g. Th...
by jozwa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

As someone who occasionally glances at French newspapers, it amuses me to no end that the French spell the Russian president's last name "Poutine." The reason for this is that, if it were spelled Putin, it would be pronounced like 'putain', which is french for whore. Calling him Poutine i...
by jozwa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 7875

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

I did the math: 0.4608 * 2.17 = 0.999936
by jozwa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 5909

Re: 2013: "Rock"

I think the art is equally interpretable as her being a left or a righty, them being stick figures and all. Since we can't tell the orientation of her shoulders or hips or anything. consider the motion lines. for her to be using her right hand, they would mean she used a backhand throw, which seems...
by jozwa
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"
Replies: 43
Views: 6254

2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/lebron_james_and_stephen_curry.png Title text: "The 538TR attempts to capture a player's combined skill at basketball (either real-life or NBA 2K18) and election forecasting." Locker room? Now I'm wondering how much of the data is just made up.
by jozwa
Fri May 11, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1992: "SafetySat"
Replies: 28
Views: 5709

Re: 1992: "SafetySat"

I was just going to make the post because I have no clue what I'm looking at
by jozwa
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 10679

Re: 1986: River Border

Crimes!

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by jozwa
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 19582

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

You opened that can of worms so let's strawpoll this. Which end do you open a banana from?

I don't open it from the small end because it's easier to use the handle and when you're done the butt-end stays in the peel and you don't have to eat it.
by jozwa
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 16743

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I've never had Turkish delights but the things in the movie look like really soft marmalade candy, something like this.
by jozwa
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 9401

Re: 1979: "History"

Yes, far too often the "story" part of history is neglected in the teaching, boiling it down to a boring series of dates and trivia nobody will remember after the test is over. You nailed it. When we were learning about the world wars in middle school I really couldn't have cared less and...
by jozwa
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"
Replies: 21
Views: 4767

Re: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"

The title text is really mandela-effect-esque
by jozwa
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 5749

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

I don't think I've ever heard of autogyros. What an interesting thing. For a second I thought Randall was making stuff up (like with those xkcd phones).
by jozwa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 6409

1970: "Name Dominoes"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/name_dominoes.png Title text: In competition, you can only play a name if you know who the person is. No fair saying "Frank ... Johnson. That sounds like a real person! Let me just Google him real quick." Took me a moment to get what I was looking at. I forgot...
by jozwa
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 6589

Re: 1969: "Not Available"


Oh wow, it just goes on forever. But that's pretty funny.
by jozwa
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 6231

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

More like how I chose my username, i.e. grkvlt . It looks like keyboard mashings, but is actually an unpronounceable utterance made by a parrot in a Donald Duck story by Carl Barks (WDC&S issue unknown and I can't find my copy right now). I don't remember that story but I'm intrigued. All I can...
by jozwa
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 6231

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.


I'm not sure what this means. A reference to the name of the comic (xkcd)?
by jozwa
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 6376

Re: 1962: “Generations”

The founders

That made me realize all these names for generations I've heard people talk about are probably a US-only thing. I'm not (necessarily) a millennial if I was born somewhere else in 1990.
by jozwa
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 7882

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

There's a vaccine for it now?
by jozwa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 6402

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

The first thing I checked is if there are any injection attacks in those quotes.

Anyway, I'm just wondering which one of those would be the best to abuse since we now have explicit permission to quote Randall to endorse just about anything.
by jozwa
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 4507

Re: 1934: "Phone Security"

speising wrote:does anyone think randalls phone was stolen recently?

Maybe he upgraded his phone and was checking out the security options and it got his imagination going.
by jozwa
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"
Replies: 20
Views: 4098

Re: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"

speising wrote:Of course, IM's already have that feature, see https://xkcd.com/1886/


One time at work I was doing that, trying to think how to phrase a reply to someone on Slack. After a short while they actually come out of their office to ask what I'm writing. So time's up, huh.
by jozwa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 10357

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

You can change your username at any time, but that loses you the blue tick and need reverification, so Bob could not rename that account as Adam Savage and keep the blue tick. Is that true? What about all the verified people who change their name to something spooky for Halloween for example? They'...
by jozwa
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 10469

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Twitch Plays would work better if there was a sophisticated software that organized the whole thing basing every decision on the crowd's answers to simple questions. I don't know it could be a live play then though.
by jozwa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9683

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

That would give me a nice advantage on Dota. I don't see why not. All you gotta do is travel to wherever the server is and install your neutrino receiver somewhere close and connect it to the internet. But I'm curious about those nuclear fireworks. Is there a downside besides the radiation that wou...
by jozwa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 12831

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

If you brought a fire blanket you could put out both fires.
by jozwa
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1881: "Drone Training"
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: 1881: "Drone Training"

This reminds me of an earlier comic. Maybe this one: https://xkcd.com/1558/
by jozwa
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 7932

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

Goddamn a total eclipse would have been cool to see. But it was on the other side of the planet. Guess I'll have to accept I'll never see one.
by jozwa
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 6987

1873: "Email Reply"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/email_reply.png Title text: I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.. Ah, I remember when a coworker invited me to LinkedIn. Of c...
by jozwa
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12634

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Europe doesn't have true wilderness

Sweeping statement of the week.
by jozwa
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"
Replies: 35
Views: 9184

Re: 1865: "Wifi vs Cellular"

Is that some net neutrality commentary in the title text?
by jozwa
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 9655

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

Integrated Chemistry & Physics? A school subject.
by jozwa
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"
Replies: 44
Views: 7491

Re: 1859: "Sports Knowledge"

i'm afraid that is one of the comics that only make sense if you have more topical knowledge than the characters. I don't know crap and I can infer that Mike Trout is a sportsball player of sorts and LA Lakers and Denver Broncos are teams that play different sports. It makes sense . Whether topical...
by jozwa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6406

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

Raidri wrote:PS: That last quote definitely needs an exclamation mark instead of a period: "I'm finally in the right one!"

I couldn't agree more.
by jozwa
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 6785

1854: "Refresh Types"

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Alt-text: "The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once."

Even more hardest refresh.
by jozwa
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 14464

1849: "Decades"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/decades.png Title text: "In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline "the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s." After 2000, they switched to "the best music of the 80s, 90s, and today." I figured they'd change again in 2010, but it's ...
by jozwa
Mon May 29, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

1843: "Opening Crawl"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/opening_crawl.png Title text: " Using a classic Timothy Zahn EU/Legends novel is bad enough, but at least the style and setting aren't too far off. If you really want to mess with people, try using Splinter of the Mind's Eye. " Bonus points if you just put the...
by jozwa
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 20779

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Took me a moment to get the joke. My first instinct was that of course it's closed because no one lives on Mars.
by jozwa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 8882

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Hold on a second. Was it always a thing that you could add "_2x" to the url and it showed a larger version of the comic? O_O

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