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by RGB-es
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2004: "Sun and Earth"
Replies: 7
Views: 3357

2004: "Sun and Earth"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sun_and_earth.png https://xkcd.com/2004/ Alt Text: "But we don't need to worry about the boiling masses sandwiching the thin layer in which we live, since we're so fragile and short-lived that it's unlikely to kill us before something else does! Wait, why doesn't t...
by RGB-es
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 14332

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

It's funny how a language so far removed from Latin would evolve (if UK to US English can be considered evolution) into the only living language that doesn't officially contain more than the 26 basic letters of the Roman alphabet. Well, you know, Italian alphabet (the one used nowadays on Rome) onl...
by RGB-es
Mon May 08, 2017 8:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Finding yourself on a xkcd strip
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Finding yourself on a xkcd strip

I know someone here made an App so his phone screams when in free fall. So the question is: which xkcd strip better represents you?

For me it could be Paths. I think about this all the time, too.
by RGB-es
Mon May 08, 2017 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 9105

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

niauropsaka wrote:Oh no, you forgot the inverted commas in the thread title.

It seems today's coffee wasn't strong enough. Fixed!
by RGB-es
Mon May 08, 2017 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 9105

1834: "Lunch Order"

Image

Title text: GO FOR LUNCH, REPEAT, GO FOR LUNCH.

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Problem is, I don't think Trump uses autocorrect.
by RGB-es
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 12726

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

THE MAIN USE OF CAPS LOCK IS TO BE LOUD ON THE INTERNET. IT'S WEIRD HOW YOU READ THIS IN A SHOUTING VOICE BY DEFAULT. And yet we didn't read the dialogue in the comic as shouting. He's not being loud, he's just using the +smcp OpenType feature. I have a more subtle way of annoying people: I use a S...
by RGB-es
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 16678

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

I know who's the future father of that one guy... :x
by RGB-es
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 125461

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Considering that the Earth has a slightly eccentric orbit and a variable axial tilt, what effect do these have on weather and climate? The eccentricity and axial tilt both vary, both by precession and angle, and most of our land mass is in the northern hemisphere. These factors all combine to make ...
by RGB-es
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 125461

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

[~6300 BCE] As seas rice to near their modern levels, Britain is cut off from mainland Europe


That deserves a Brexit joke.
by RGB-es
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sci-fi plausibility
Replies: 46
Views: 8893

Re: Sci-fi plausibility

I think you did not understand what I wrote, probably I was not clear enough, but as I'd already said I have no problem on accepting deviations from science established facts like out-of-reality density of nebula or asteroid fields: my main problem is with internal inconsistencies and ridiculous inv...
by RGB-es
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sci-fi plausibility
Replies: 46
Views: 8893

Re: Sci-fi plausibility

I think there are two problems here. For one part, most "science fiction" is just "pure fiction" without any grain of science on it so it is wrongly labelled, nothing more, nothing less. The other problem is self consistency, which tend to abound on the so called "sci-fy&quo...
by RGB-es
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Minute physics video: How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2681

Minute physics video: How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)

A Minute Physics collaboration with Randall. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/2p_8gx-XHJo
by RGB-es
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125970

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

NumberFourtyThree wrote:I'm sure "42" showed up a lot, but I wonder how many people typed "pi" on one of the "enter a number between 1 and 100" boxes.

Anyway, it's better to use tau.
by RGB-es
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125970

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

It seems I'm quite influenced by the environment: the first animal that came to my mind was Dolphin (I'm a KDE user), the second one was velociraptor (I'm a xkcd reader), the third one was an association: velociraptor → birds → Condor. 15 years ago or so a condor flew over my head when trekking on t...
by RGB-es
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 14798

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

OK, I waited 24 hours but no one built it, so here's a page where you can check words to your heart's content! xkcd car model name score checker app thing . "Car" scores 0.7, so calling a car "Car" could be a hit! Why nobody though about that? "Mazda car" gives 0.93!!
by RGB-es
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 14798

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

Dammit! I thought that "dude 178Y" was a good name for an elegant car.
by RGB-es
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0139: "Jupiter Descending"
Replies: 30
Views: 22230

Re: What-if 0139: Jupiter Descending

Where is medusa ? And OT: Years after I read for the first time that great Clarke story, I discovered that the idea of a floating environment was introduced on the early 20 century by a sci-fy tale called " The Horror of the Heights " by... Conan Doyle! (you can find it on Gutenberg pr...
by RGB-es
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"
Replies: 85
Views: 18011

Re: 1555: "Exoplanet Names 2"

The new category of dwarf planets are those that meet the mass requirement but not the cleared-the-neighborhood requirement In a sense even Jupiter does not meet the cleared-the-neighbourhood requirement: you know, all those Trojan asteroids on L4 and L5 does not look "clear" to me. Maybe...
by RGB-es
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1551: "Pluto"
Replies: 39
Views: 9377

Re: 1551: "Pluto"

The "PLUG (inflating/deflating)" almost makes me fall from my chair: the history of what we know about Pluto is marked by a shrinking "estimated diameter"... until a couple of days ago, where it was increased by some kilometres. Also, the "full text of the wikipedia article ...
by RGB-es
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1546: "Tamagotchi Hive"
Replies: 19
Views: 8037

Re: 1546: "Tamagotchi Hive"

Unclevertitle wrote:
Echo244 wrote:...what happens if that many tamagotchis stop being happy?

The real question is what happens when some of the Tamagotchis realize they're living in the Matrix.

What happens when the One frees the others and they begin a a rebellion?

Pong already went through all that.

Spoiler:
See #117
by RGB-es
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1539: "Planning"
Replies: 56
Views: 12470

Re: 1539: "Planning"

commodorejohn wrote:
Flumble wrote:For all we know, google and facebook aren't even after world domination.

We don't know that they're not, either.

The problem is that they suck at that (comic /792/, I can't post links yet, I think).
by RGB-es
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 26135

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Even if I have a PhD on physics, it took me literally decades to understand that '39 (from Queen's "A night in the Opera") was a relativistic song on which someone came back after a year (spaceship time) trip to find that on Hearth a century had gone. Did you know that Brian May recently g...

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