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by JustDoug
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1507: “Metaball”
Replies: 33
Views: 8663

Re: 1507: “Metaball”

Neil_Boekend wrote:The ordinary metaball variety bores me now it is mainstream. I only play the multiball variety.


I dunno... I've never metaball I didn't like.
by JustDoug
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1438: "Houston"
Replies: 58
Views: 20475

Re: 1438: "Houston"

Bad customer service? In Houston? Might it be... "What would happen if NASA were taken over by HostGator?"
by JustDoug
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 17818

Re: 1430: Proteins

Animals have either no moral code or a much better and complete moral code than us: They eat to survive; they don't kill something except to eat it or to defend themselves and their young; they don't spoil their own nests; they exist in harmony with the rest of nature. I'll leave the balance alread...
by JustDoug
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 20534

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Ironically, 'surprise' is misspelled in the first panel. ...or, appropriately? I don't know how much Randall sexts. I'm all in for "suprise"; the R is silent and fuck etymology. On the other hand English is notorious for its inconsistent (when comparing sounds to symbols) spelling, so the...
by JustDoug
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1408: "March of the Penguins"
Replies: 25
Views: 9625

Re: 1408: "March of the Penguins"

alvinhochun wrote:OK, so how did they die? Someone please tell me.


Shooting the next installment of the series: 'Death March of The Penguins."

They should never have allowed Disney to do the choreography for the film.
by JustDoug
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 11406

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

The asteroids are a specific set of astral bodies, namely the ones in the band between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter (the Asteroid Belt)... That's the most common usage, for sure. However, asteroid is currently undefined by the IAU, so there is a bit of leeway in how it's used— even for pedants! :...
by JustDoug
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 10019

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

This is [DANGER! TVTROPES LINK AHEAD] Chekhov's News , is it not? And yet, we are told that [ANOTHER ONE!] Chekhov's Gun is not the same as foreshadowing, though it doesn't quite explain to my satisfaction what the difference is. Checkov's Gun differs from outright foreshadowing in that you're simp...
by JustDoug
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1381: "Margin"
Replies: 48
Views: 12045

Re: 1381: "Margin"

(1) Information is infinitely compressible (2) Proof for (1) does not fit on the margin If (2) is true, (1) must be false. If (1) is true, the information must fit on hanc marginem. Oder? Not necessarily. The infomation might compress just fine, while the proof requires several volumes to eludicate...
by JustDoug
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1351: "Metamaterials"
Replies: 59
Views: 19986

Re: 1351: "Metamaterials"

I'll just drop in to say that the pun, "Strange matter theoreticians can truthfully say, 'I never metamaterial I didn't like'," went unused. This time.
by JustDoug
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 25644

Re: Types of Editors

I've always been somewhat troubled by that phrase: "What You See Is What You Get." Why not the more accurate, "I"? You're the one driving the editor around and being the guiding agency, after all.
by JustDoug
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1330: "Kola Borehole"
Replies: 88
Views: 19143

Re: 1330: "Kola Borehole"

Nah. Make use of the place. Water down, steam up, electricity out. It would make wonderful PR and allow you to charge a premium.

"Gehenna Generating Company: A Cool Glass of Water in Hell For Every Kilowatt You Use."
by JustDoug
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 116370

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

Kit. wrote:Are you the guy on the left?


Nah. On the right. He's got a strange sense of humor that doesxn't always translate to online posts well .

Mind you, I did live in that other guy's neghborhood in the long ago past, though.
by JustDoug
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 116370

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

What women really want is ice cream. I assume this is true because I am a woman and I wish I had some ice cream right now. Yeah, but what flavor? You're probably one of those that outwardly goes on about low-fat vanilla being your favorite, but secretly buy rich calorie-bomb chocolate extravaganzas...
by JustDoug
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1324:"Weather"
Replies: 76
Views: 18585

Re: 1324:"Weather"

Put more simply: if you were interested in those details before you read the comic, you're still interested, and you've satisfied your curiosity (by assumption, you're not too stupid or lazy to have done so previously). If you weren't interested enough to learn about those details, nothing has happ...
by JustDoug
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92553

Re: 1321: "Cold"

... Ounces, cups, pints, etc. work pretty well over c.c. when cooking comes around: so much so that celsius-lands had to finally resort to using weight measures for ingredients. :) First of all, it's cc or cm^3. Second, in any cooking or baking, you'd use the equivalent millilitres. You used ounces...
by JustDoug
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92553

Re: 1321: "Cold"

If you came from your mom, why is there still your mom? Babies are manufactured at the Hosptital out of Mommy stomachs. The mommies get all fat, then have the excess stomach removed at the hospital, which is then used to produce babies. That is why there's plenty of Mommy left over afterwards. If a...
by JustDoug
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92553

Re: 1321: "Cold"

P.S. Fahrenheit is incredibly more useful than Celsius for measuring weather. 0 degrees: fucking cold. 100 degrees: fucking hot. "It's in the 20s" = bundle up. "It's in the 70s" = it's pleasant. You can give a ten degree range of temperature and people know what that means and w...
by JustDoug
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1320:"Walmart"
Replies: 28
Views: 13300

Re: 1320:"Walmart"

OK, I really don't get this comic. Help me, please? IFor the record, I realize that a lot of people claim to hate Wal*Mart ... Other people hate going to Wal*Mart because it is always crowded, but that just proves that lots of people like going there, or at least treat it as a necessary evil. The w...
by JustDoug
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 22852

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

REPLY TO LAMB': "Because Physics."

I'll have to ask about the steamboat next time I see Him.
by JustDoug
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1308: "Christmas Lights"
Replies: 42
Views: 20121

Re: 1308: "Christmas Lights"

I think it's hydrogen. The hydrogen emission lines in your picture are in the ultraviolet, with wavelengths between 900 and 1300 Angstroms. Visible light is between 4000ish Angstroms (purple) and 7000ish (red). The emission peak we see in Mr. Munroe's fireplace is well into the infrared, somewhere ...
by JustDoug
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
Replies: 71
Views: 18083

Re: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"

A beautiful day for an (alien) neighbor! Would you be mine? Could you be mine...? My second thought exactly. My first? Well, I'd been in a bit of a funk, but once the concept sank in, and I saw the Large version... I"m not sure if it was a single coherent thought at all, but it should made me ...
by JustDoug
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"
Replies: 67
Views: 16803

Re: 1291: "Shoot for the Moon"

"Shoot for the Moon. It couldn't hit the broad side of Jupiter and you don't want to waste ammo."
by JustDoug
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 105
Views: 20842

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

Antior wrote:By the way, before anyone does something stupid...

'Legos' is not a word. It's 'LEGO bricks' or possibly 'LEGO blocks'.


Neither was xerox, but look what happened there.
by JustDoug
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1255: "Columbus"
Replies: 93
Views: 24825

Re: 1255: "Columbus"

Ghost Story wrote:What Columbus actually thought is so unexpected and...

Seriously--nipple-shaped. He says it twice.


Well, in his defense, those usually do come in pairs.
by JustDoug
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1252:"Increased Risk"
Replies: 45
Views: 11847

Re: 1252:"Increased Risk"

Increasing a two-in-one-million risk by 50% gives you a three-in-one-million risk, which is still only one-in-one-million chances LESS to get away unharmed. Seriously, you're several times more likely to be killed by an automobile than by homocide (outside of war) plus all animal attacks combined. ...
by JustDoug
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 38647

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

I find your ideas intriguing and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
by JustDoug
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1224: "Council of 300"
Replies: 18
Views: 9782

Re: 1224: "Council of 300"

peewee_RotA wrote:
I've seen this a lot but never made the connection. It's hard to see the trend because you have to find both new AND popular videos.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIkhgagvrjI for the best non-officlal explanation.
by JustDoug
Thu May 30, 2013 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 35978

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

I know ppl were complaining about frame rates, but isn't slowing the sequal down this far a bit of an overreaction? :moray: ah if only. And for the record, give me allllll the fps please. The controversy was all "HURF DURF higher framerate makes things not blurry enough so it looks like shit&q...
by JustDoug
Tue May 14, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 64521

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

This is incorrect. The second fastest animal is Falco Peregrinus. The fastest animal is the human - specifically Felix Baumgartner. I don't see any peregrine falcons breaking the sound barrier unassisted. Mr. Baumgartner had the assistance of a balloon, pressure suit, parachute (very important, tha...
by JustDoug
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"
Replies: 76
Views: 26731

Re: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"

Great table, but I have to disagree with the numbers: It seems like the calculation assumes 24-hour days and 365-day years, so the conversion from time saved t and frequency of task f to time worth spending T is T = t * f * 5 years with the straight unit conversion ... in which case the chart looks...
by JustDoug
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
Replies: 44
Views: 11505

Re: 1198: "Geologist"

[PYTHON (not the language)]
The first shot downed his quarry. The two following shots were to make sure it was dead. Nothing's more dangerous than a wounded planet.
[/PYTHON (still not the language)]
by JustDoug
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:51 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 58961

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

Somewhere, somplace else in the universe...

"What? Fluorine again?! I had it for lunch!"
by JustDoug
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 25954

Re: "All Adobe Updates"

This is the first time I can truthfully say, "GOOMHR!" The paranoia is further reinfoced by an almost identical situation going on here right now, albeit on a VM. It isn't Adobe (this time), but I do have a suspiciously similar Java error popping up when the updater tries to update so it c...
by JustDoug
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0206: "Reno Rhymes"
Replies: 217
Views: 74582

Re: Reno Rhymes: Offensive / respectless re My Lai?

I'm not for driving PC too far. But this is something else than say, The producers which was made by a jew and where the nazi's are the butt of the joke. I think that's an important difference. A series of cleverly humorous, nonsensical, fictional - if very violent - actions called for in an improm...
by JustDoug
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1186: "Bumblebees"
Replies: 90
Views: 23012

Re: 1186: "Bumblebees"

If I remember it correctly it all goes back to one guy getting his math wrong. Also, is this a reference to Bee Movie? Nah. The origin, as I've heard it (I worked from the Aerospace field) was that "normal" aeronautical engineering can't explain how a bumblebee flies when it's treated sim...
by JustDoug
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"
Replies: 58
Views: 14018

Re: 1182:"Rembrandt Photo"

I'm American and I don't think I've ever heard about an artist's conception before, just the impression. Am I the only one? "Artist's conception" is- or perhaps was- very commonly seen phrase. Just about any puplication of the 'Popular Mechanics' ilk will contain at least one example, usu...
by JustDoug
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29043

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

I plan on attaching Visual Studio to my brain process and see where exactly exceptions are thrown. :P The first exception will be attempting to use Visual Studio in a non-Windows OS... I think he'd be better off using the Evolution OS SDK toolchain. I understand that's what's been used in this case.
by JustDoug
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0021: "Machine Gun Jetpack"
Replies: 93
Views: 47356

Re: What-If 0021: Machine Gun Jetpack

The bit that intrigues me is the fact that the GAU-8 mounted on an A-10 produces so much recoil. What I'd like to know is how much this can slow the plane down while it's flying. I'm guessing that the plane already lowers it's speed for a strafing run, but if the gun was fired in a sufficiently lon...
by JustDoug
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 26045

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

entropy doesn't have to always increase Actually that is true. Entropy doesn't have to always increase. It is just extremely extremely unlikely that it won't. The coffee and milk spontaneously separating when tossed in the air represents an overall decrease in entropy. Um... Yes it does, it's just ...
by JustDoug
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 26045

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

This would give rise to an entirely new class of moth problems when hung in the closet.

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