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by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 9711

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Imperial measures are generally extremely well designed for day-to-day purposes when measuring the things they are intended to measure. Can you give an example of an everyday situation where using imperial is easier than metric? While baking a cake a cup of sugar is easier to measure than say 200g ...
by Raidri
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1412705

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Coyne wrote:...

Well, actually, 5,280 is an interesting number; evenly divisible by (at least) 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 33, 40, 44, 60, 64, 66, 80, 96, 120, 132, 160... Is that an accident? (No.)

...

fixed

Prime factors are 25 * 3 * 5 * 11.
by Raidri
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 3161

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

stilettoblade wrote:

And that looks like an excellent event, too bad I couldn't be there.

Copyright laws to the rescue (in Germany) ...
The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
by Raidri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5208
Views: 403622

Re: Trump presidency

Plus, there's the lucrative wealth during! Look at all these career politicians with wealth far beyond what their position pays! Probably just lucky, right? All of them? To be fair (?) a lot of them were already rich before their political careers. Who better to represent the general public than so...
by Raidri
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188354

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

And the moral of the story is, don't go around kicking mooses (meese?). Also TIL a moose is a kind of cow. Makes sense if you imagine them without the antlers. The plural of moose is also moose. And a female moose is a called a cow while a male moose is called a bull (like in a lot of other ungulat...
by Raidri
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1977: "Paperwork"
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

1977: "Paperwork"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/paperwork.png Title Text: Plus, the photo was geotagged, my unlocked password manager was visible on the laptop, AND you could see my naked reflection in the dark part of the screen. Lucky me, I had no dark parts on my screen. And don't have geotagging activated. And di...
by Raidri
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

Kickoff is happening right now: https://yearlongsuperbowl.com/

Let the game begin!
by Raidri
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8058

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I disagree. I think the Mirror Universe arc is premature - first, because we don't know these characters well enough to understand the differences. Second, because the Prime Discovery crew is already so murky that the mirror universe is no longer a mirror - just a somewhat ridiculous parody of evil...
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6260

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Zohar wrote:Ugh, yet another case of Bury Your Gays in a show I really enjoyed. It's very frustrating. I guess we'll see where it goes from there.

Which show are you talking about?
by Raidri
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

1941: "Dying Gift"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dying_gift.png Title text: "And to you, I leave my life-sized ice sculpture replica of the Pietà which was blessed by the Pope. You must never let it melt! Now, remember, all gifts must be removed from my estate within 24 hours." Friday comic is early ... and ...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_true_meaning_of_christmas.png Title text: They all made fun of Autometalogolex, but someday there will be a problem with Christmas that can only be solved if Santa somehow gets a serious headache, and then they'll see. As of now Google doesn't find that word; I am c...
by Raidri
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 42749

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

We've now actually found a planetary system as populated as ours. Like our system with eight planets but what about Pluto? *grumble grumble* , there's now officially eight planets for Kepler 90's and I'm not holding my breath to detect their Pluto .… Maybe the elusive Kepler-90a is their Pluto?...
by Raidri
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 2573

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

Sableagle wrote:Social tip: after someone puts a film on and then you have sex instead of watching it, discussing things you saw in the film when you should have been giving her your undivided attention is considered rude.

Who would have thought ...
by Raidri
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 3745

Re: Justice League

Or how about "Just Ice League"?
by Raidri
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 83464
Views: 5591957

Re: Count to a Million

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by Raidri
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 147014

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Planet Earth: The Complete Series (BBC production) Stunning footages of nature. And awesome soundtrack to boot. Currently watching the whole thing on DVD. Couldn't agree more. It's also one of my best documentary series I've ever seen and the narration by David Attenborough is just the best. I thin...
by Raidri
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3744
Views: 476734

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Tldr since Kim's buddy in Syria has proven that you can get away with repeated chemical attacks so long as you have a friendly patron, the biggest threat isnt nukes, but biological or chemical weapons. We always talk about how North Korea wouldn't nuke others for fear of retaliation. But that would...
by Raidri
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 4443

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

rmsgrey wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:I've heard that we all might be walking into the sea if something goes wrong with the planet's thermostat.


I've heard that we have a modern convenience option whereby you don't need to go anywhere and the sea will come to you...


You just have to ... wait for it ...
by Raidri
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 7756

Re: Strangererest Things

PSA: Only one week until season 2 starts! The Trailer is great and I can't wait to see the new season.
by Raidri
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1886: Typing Notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: 1886: Typing Notifications

Sounds like Grid Illusion. And yes, I see it also.

Edit: ... ninja'd ...
by Raidri
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Reka wrote:
Raidri wrote:Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get?

Given that today is the eclipse, did you really expect today's comic to not be about the eclipse?

No, but I am curious if and how many after-eclipse comics are coming.
by Raidri
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

1879: "Eclipse Birds"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eclipse_birds.png Title text: 'Hey! Put her down!' 'No, it's ok! The next chance for me to be carried to a blood cauldron isn't until 2024!' Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get? How long where previous series of comics? And is the Blood Cauldron a W...
by Raidri
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5208
Views: 403622

Re: Trump presidency

In other news, there was a terrorist attack in Barcelona with 13 dead. Ever classy, the Daily Trump offers this helpful advice: Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! referring back to what he said in 20...
by Raidri
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5208
Views: 403622

Re: Trump presidency

China has finally been forced into taking a position. They have announced that they will back North Korea militarily if the USA strikes first. They have also stated, should North Korea make the first strike they (China) will remain neutral. Can we really take them at their word on that? Maybe not, ...
by Raidri
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 4607

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

Peaceful Whale wrote:Wait, so #8, the "brio fault" is real? I really hope you're pulling my leg here.

That is #9, geologists use 1-based-indexing.
by Raidri
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 4607

1874: "Geologic faults"

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Title text: "I live on a torn-bag-of-potato-chips-where-the-tear-is-rapidly-growing fault, which is terrifying."

Taking bets on how many of these are real and how many are fake. Seems about half and half to me.
by Raidri
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What if there was a Zombie Apocalypse?
Replies: 23
Views: 3942

Re: What if there was a Zombie Apocalypse?

A lot of discussion about this can be found in the book "World War Z" (not the movie!).

But as gmalivuk says it depends on the type of zombie and a lot of other factors and could range from days to decades.
by Raidri
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 5221

1856: "Existence Proof"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/existence_proof.png Alt-text: "Real analysis is way realer than I expected." Looks more like complex analysis to me. And I'm not sure which part is real and which is imaginary ... PS: That last quote definitely needs an exclamation mark instead of a period: &q...
by Raidri
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/magnetohydrodynamics.png Title text: "Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add "relativistic" or "quantum" just to ...
by Raidri
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1850: "Air Force Museum"
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Re: 1850: "Air Force Museum"

qvxb wrote:"Do you hear helicopters?"
"Yes, and 'Paint it Black'."


I'm wondering if that is better or worse than 'Ride of the Valkyries' ...
by Raidri
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 13278

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Even the refractor will miss the vampires...

Yeah, this one was a bummer ....
by Raidri
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1776: "Reindeer"
Replies: 32
Views: 6123

1776: "Reindeer"

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Title text: And then in a twinkling, a sound gave me pause / From the roof came the scratching of eight tarsal claws.

BHG is coming to town ... run, children!
by Raidri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 9598

1775: "Things You Learn"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/things_you_learn.png Title text: Guess who has two thumbs and spent the night in an ER after trying to rescue a kitten that ran under his car at a stoplight and climbed up into the engine compartment? And, thanks to antibiotics, will continue having two thumbs? THIS GUY....
by Raidri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:54 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 94169

Re: What if? Book limited Extended Edition?

I also would be interested in an english limited edition but have only seen the german one. By comparing the content tables we find five new question at the end of the limited editon, (probably) all previous questions from the website: Spinnen vs die Sonne (http://what-if.xkcd.com/136/) Schwimmen au...

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