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by thunk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7504
Views: 638421

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No.

A topic postage stamp? (Worth less than 1 letter)
by thunk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11098
Views: 874741

Re: Vending machine!

You get hyperspace roadkill.

I insert a completed mail ballot.
by thunk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 79890

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1247 contains one of the original termini for the London cable car. The service was cut after a few years due to low ridership; however, the ghost station remains.

A sign on the wall states that there are 187 steps leading down the the ground floor, but this is clearly wrong, come on.
by thunk
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 64
Views: 3212

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

I don't get it. It certainly seems off. Here in Colorado, there's the democrat Jared Polis vs. the republican Walker Stapleton for governor. Pretty much all polls show Polis beating Stapleton, but only Stapleton appears on the map. Neither is the incumbent governor. For some reason it seems Randall...
by thunk
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 64
Views: 3212

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

Looking at "my" portion of the map, we have two Senate races...one regular cycle and one "Special election". The Special election is supposed to be a somewhat closer race, but if I don't find the "Challenger" name for the regular cycle campaign, does that mean the guy ...
by thunk
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 64
Views: 3212

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

Lupe Valdez is misspelled in Texas.

Also the size of the text seems to have a lot to do with the size of the district? Ortiz Jones has a larger name than a lot of other challengers in lean R House districts.
by thunk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: College Football Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 4152

Re: College Football Discussion

College football was once one of the most popular sports in Mexico. That it, until government repression in the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre almost destroyed it.
https://thelab.bleacherreport.com/after ... -football/
by thunk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"
Replies: 27
Views: 2491

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

It is known that tropical cyclones are a natural realization of the Carnot Cycle, (Emanuel 1991) and one corollary is that the release of dark energy in the eye of a hurricane (isotonic expansion in the updrafts) causes the unusual effects seen within them, including dazed humans and toilets sucking...
by thunk
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: Cueball, Meg, and the Time of Rationality, by D. Nuts

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.


Any graph with big enough connections should look rather similar I'd think.

And like the bsta people, I'm also too shocked to panic. That's not the time for panic. It's best to panic when absolutely nothing bad is going on ohdearohch*rp---
by thunk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

I clearly drew the small straw in having to make Leslie's forecast tonight because this situation is resulting in one of the largest guidance spreads I have seen, about 1000 miles on day 3 and over 2000 miles at day 5. Hello from the basement. It's been a while. I've graduated university in the tim...
by thunk
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1831: "Here to Help"
Replies: 21
Views: 8076

Re: 1831: "Here to Help"

Case study: Tesla Motors' recent struggles with fire and OSHA compliance.

Software people seem to routinely overestimate their competence in dealing with the physical world--to the detriment of their workers.
by thunk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket
Replies: 15
Views: 2951

Re: 2037: "Supreme Court Bracket

This bracket needs more Schmucks.
by thunk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2029: "Disaster Movie"
Replies: 21
Views: 3000

Re: 2029: "Disaster Movie"

Speaking of funnel clouds, if you really want a Hollywood disaster movie that is all about rushing to collect data, that was Twister . Indeed, I remember a sort of similar occurrence last year, with a team driving the radar trucks across the US Gulf coast, just to get the precious data from the eye...
by thunk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7686
Views: 573619

Re: Trump presidency

Government lawyer: I can't send you the list of separated children in the camps....I have to take care of some dogs this weekend!

And I guess, be careful what you wish for if you're an undocumented Trump supporter...
by thunk
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1294904

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Good luck. Hope it goes expeditiously.
by thunk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1294904

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'd like to expand a bit on what I mentioned above, especially as it connects to the driving question of "do I even want to transition or not?" There are several contexts in which I tend to see myself as a girl and would very much want to be(come?) one. However, these are mostly imaginati...
by thunk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi.
I'm in the basement.
I managed to graduate though, which is nice.
You should ask me a few questions so I know what to put here.
by thunk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 10979

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

When we ultimately decide to skip directly to #13
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by thunk
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 9914

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

I think I did something sort of similar on my last mesoscale exam. When asked to use an equation to identify where points of shearing instability might be in a squall line profile, I put in a throwaway line about assuming that the field I was working in was R^3. Guess I'll leave broadcast to my frie...
by thunk
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 10685

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

I mean I should have noticed but as you saw already I'm apparently incompetent at forum markup.
by thunk
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 28
Views: 5777

Re: black history

My department's newsletter sent out a similar feature today, linking an article on the life of noted black meteorologist, flight instructor, and 1936 Olympic gold medallist Archie Williams : As I recall, when I came back home . . . people asked me, ‘How did those dirty Nazis treat you?’ To which I a...
by thunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 10685

Re: 1937: "Edit: I can't read apparently"

Whenever I fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) I always feel Pearson were back of the queue when they were handing out airport abbreviations. Yeah when they grabbed YYZ they were in a Rush. All Canadian airports start with a 'Y". It's actually quite convenient to be able to...
by thunk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 10685

Re: 1937: "Yes I know the song is named for the airport"

Whenever I fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) I always feel Pearson were back of the queue when they were handing out airport abbreviations. Yeah when they grabbed YYZ they were in a Rush. All Canadian airports start with a 'Y". It's actually quite convenient to be able to...
by thunk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Apple is a fucking sack of shit
Replies: 5
Views: 4136

Re: Apple is a fucking sack of shit

I'm not a Mac guy but this article seems to have instructions for doing a fresh install, which is probably your best bet to make it snappier: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/make-bootable-mac-os-x-install-drive-3575875/ The installation files are apparently available from the App sto...
by thunk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

The yip-long Superbowl livestream is now officially a thing; watch here . Currently on frame 2718 of 366,040 (1m30s of 3h24m40s). Frame 2708 was a cut. https://yearlongsuperbowl.com/favicon-32x32.png nice favicon This is Waiting for the impatient -- only 85.45 seconds per frame! That's about 21 tim...
by thunk
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: Time: THEY'RE TAKING THE SCRUMPTIOUS DONUTS TO ᘝᓄᘈᖉᐣ!

Also, let me know: ⋅ Do all the characters in the last word of this post's title look like Beanish? ⋅ What about the first line of the post itself? ⋅ Regardless of the answer to the previous questions: What device, type of OS, and browser are you in? ⋅ No. &s...
by thunk
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Long-Track Tomato"

Hi from the basement.

Sorry I couldn't post more either. My brain seems to be mustarded these mips. I can barely find the motivation to get my schoolwork done and I'm on effectively low power mode. Don't worry--I haven't forgotten about you all. I just need to wait things out.
by thunk
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 158: "Rossby wave amplification"

Unless they make everyone sign up at exactly the same time...

My high school did that for a few things. Oh god, hoping to snag that preferred class while the servers kept being down...
by thunk
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi GnomeAnne. Following up on my previous comment, Murphy et al., 2009 suggest that the dry Mediterranean during the Messinian pushed the jet stream further to the south due to orographic effects, which probably negates point 3. There was also a substantial amount of ascent at the north side of the ...
by thunk
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

Considering tornadoes are formed by rising hot air; would tornadoes have been prevalent in a future sunken mediterranean basin? ("Would have been"? I'm never sure how to conjugate words when talking about a hypothetical future past.) Well...not really I don't think? While convective initi...
by thunk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

My previous location was a cold-winter environment with a deep frost line, hence most houses had basements.
Now I live in a place without them, which may explain the large market for storm shelters around here.
by thunk
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "The Third Commandment"

mrob27 wrote:
There may well be a tsunami-like pulse of water, perhaps of mini-Zanclean proportions, in the Tampa area. Everyone has to stay well away from any shorelines that might normally experience tides.


Indeed, that place is ending.
by thunk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Cueganites are the ones with hats, not the Beanies.
Or this happened in the 153rd century instead.
by thunk
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1885: "Ensemble Model"
Replies: 28
Views: 4361

1885: "Ensemble Model"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ensemble_model.png Title text: I'm in talks with Netflix to produce an alternate-universe crime drama about the world where sliced bread was never re-legalized, but it's going slowly because they keep changing their phone numbers and the door lock codes at their headqua...
by thunk
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 22017

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

Depending on how the rainfall plays out in the next few days, this map might need to be updated for Harvey in the texas coast.
by thunk
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

↶ Hi thunk! ... the 12Z or so model runs ... ... the cloud decks were further east ... ... I had another model-based hunch ... ... there was thin cirrus cover from an MCS ... You sound just like my wife, for some reason I always forget you're a meteorologist. Also, we have a cat that is solid white...
by thunk
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 6071

Re: American solar eclipse

My post-eclipse getting back from central Missouri was slightly less traffic bound than most (2 hours of delay probably) but it was still too much to accomplish solo; I was out of position in the early morning and had to drive 4.5 hours east earlier (an interesting exercise in weather forecasting). ...
by thunk
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106441
Views: 40722635

Re: 1190: "Time"

↶ Aww, that doesn't sound like much fun. Hopefully the next one is more enjoyable. It was actually pretty fun anyway. I actually like randomly driving around the countryside. The eclipse provided a perfect excuse for that. And I managed to get out of the dorm where I'd probably have just lied aroun...
by thunk
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1294904

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

ugh. I'm a wreck. I've been a wreck all summer. It seems once again increasingly clear that I should transition, but for whatever reason I can't seem to do it. Either I'm too scared, or nervous, or straitlaced, or just too damn lazy. Clearly It's easier to suffer and slowly become increasingly alien...
by thunk
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 6071

Re: American solar eclipse

I'm also willing to help out with pogrmman's project and more properly prepare for a better eclipse watching experience.

For this one, my thoughts are on the Time Thread.

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