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by JeromeWest
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 18345

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Could this explain the recent surge in popularity of mirrorless cameras? An SLR (whether digital or otherwise) would be of no use for vampire photography, so perhaps we have the vampire hunters to thank for this new development in the photography world?
by JeromeWest
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 15905

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

2. The moon is enlarged to a giant size not possible from any real viewing point. While there's certainly no shortage of giant moons photoshopped into the background of cityscapes, this type of shot is quite possible to achieve without trickery, due to the phenomenon of background compression. By u...
by JeromeWest
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm
Replies: 55
Views: 13552

Re: 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm

The difficulty is that the original quote is worded subtly wrong. Instead of "a computer will do what you tell it to do", it would be more appropriate to say "a computer will do exactly what it is told to do" - thereby removing the incorrect assumption that the end-user is the on...
by JeromeWest
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1620: "Christmas Settings"
Replies: 36
Views: 9718

Re: 1620: "Christmas Settings"

Wee Red Bird wrote:Modern antibacterial soaps are killing the spirit of Christmas.


I don't think Santa has too much to worry about: http://time.com/4035442/antibacterial-soap-ineffective/
by JeromeWest
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 17556

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

San Fran Sam wrote:Okay, you're so smart. Is it the Wolf Man or the Wolfman?


Easy, it's Mr. Wolfman, the man-wolf.
by JeromeWest
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1580: "Travel Ghost"
Replies: 38
Views: 8783

Re: 1580: "Travel Ghost"

Hopefully the bedroom ghost takes a little longer than the original to "arrive".
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 22286

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

Shouldn't the first Professor Whip movie simply be titled "Pillagers of the Misplaced Box?" And the last one should be "Professor Whip and the Empire of the Glassy Head-Bone". Though judging by the general lack of synonyms here, perhaps we should just go with "Professor Whi...
by JeromeWest
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 22352

Re: 1470: "Kix"

Eternal Density wrote:What's a Kix??


Silly rabbit - Kix are for trids.
by JeromeWest
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 203
Views: 38162

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

thearbiter wrote:Ugh - I really don't agree with the sentiment behind this comic.


Imagine the guy on the right has just taken his black hat off for a minute, and the comic becomes far more palatable.
by JeromeWest
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"
Replies: 32
Views: 12136

Re: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"

I don't understand why he'd be fired as a Fedex driver.
by JeromeWest
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 14762

Re: 1411: "Loop"

My loop is to open my webcomics folder (all at once), mindlessly tab through them looking for updates, and then repeat it again as soon as I get to the end. Come to think of it that sounds pretty close to the alt text in internet form. Try RSS, and only open up the webcomics that do have updates. L...
by JeromeWest
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1411: "Loop"
Replies: 45
Views: 14762

Re: 1411: "Loop"

"letting your attention wander and picking up a smaller book"
by JeromeWest
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 44290

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

da Doctah wrote:Jack LaLanne doing calisthenics with his white german shepherd, Password


Thanks to this post, if I ever get a white german shepherd, I am definitely naming it Password.
by JeromeWest
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 36411

Re: 1314: "Photos"

While the whole point is, that the shitty image has much less quality than the real thing, and so it is impossible to enjoy it just as much. That’s a just basic physics. Technically speaking, I'm pretty sure that 99.99% of images have less quality than the real thing. Thus, we shouldn't take photos...
by JeromeWest
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 81476

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

baardvark wrote:This gets posted mere days after I have the sudden realization that Rand Paul was probably named after Ayn Rand.

Clearly I was getting psychic interference from Randall's writing brainstorm.


Psychic, you say? Better call James Randi.
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1250: "Old Accounts"
Replies: 54
Views: 50820

Re: 1250: "Old Accounts"

But if you remove the comments, it de-nests the replies leaving them homeless. Migratory replies seeking new nests are the number 1 cause of de-railing topics in comment threads leading to the excessive amounts of aggressiveness caused by general bafflement and misunderstanding. We should put forwa...
by JeromeWest
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1242: "Scary Names"
Replies: 111
Views: 29048

Re: 1242: "Scary Names"

The demon core might be overrated on the scary scale. Not if you're standing next to it at the time. It's somewhat underrated on the "scariness of name" scale too. This kind of solves my issue with there not being anything near the lower left corner (it seems to suggest that everything is...
by JeromeWest
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1237: "QR Code"
Replies: 64
Views: 23514

Re: 1237: "QR Code"

I don't get the problem here. I just tested and timed myself performing the following steps: 1. Take screenshot of comic 2. Open Qrafter app 3. Choose "Scan from photo album" 4. Choose the most recent image (the aforementioned screenshot) 5. Pinch-zoom the image so the code fits and fills...
by JeromeWest
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1228: "Prometheus"
Replies: 66
Views: 17259

Re: 1228: "Prometheus"

orthogon wrote:Even the worst patent trolls have yet to insist on the infringer's liver being pecked out by an eagle for eternity.


I'm pretty certain that was one of the clauses in the Microsoft / Novell deal.
by JeromeWest
Wed May 15, 2013 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107347
Views: 51674035

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Magnification doesn't help much, it's just a handful of pixels:
Image


Don't just stand there... enhance!
by JeromeWest
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0021: "Machine Gun Jetpack"
Replies: 93
Views: 47391

Re: What-If 0021: Machine Gun Jetpack

If you have the technology to block the lasers, why not build an entire suite using that, making the laser completely useless. If you were having trouble seeing through them, you may as well leave only the eyes exposed so the enemy has to get a perfect shot at your eyes. Although the idea of blindf...
by JeromeWest
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 31333

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

Klear wrote:...the solution is the same as the original riddle, just treat the pirate as a goat.


In my experience, pirates get very annoyed when you treat them as goats.
by JeromeWest
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 85177

Re: 1127: "Congress"

SerMufasa wrote:As far as I can tell, this is simply Randall graphing pre-existing scores and adding some commentary, including a Palpatine reference.


Not at all. He also added a Harry Potter / Twilight reference.
by JeromeWest
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 38938

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

Who? Oh, you mean ₣a¢€boo₭, A₱₱৳€ and ₲oog৳€?
by JeromeWest
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 33750

Re: 1103: "Nine"

I always enter something like 1:87. The fact that the microwave cheerfully counts down from such a value without questioning or complaining is one of the ways it fails the Turing test. I'd be too worried that unexpected (and likely untested) input like that might cause the microwave to go into kill...
by JeromeWest
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29606

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

--attempt.
by JeromeWest
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29606

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

I think if someone asked me back to their "sex cottage" I'd be okay with that. Other than that, I think "do you want to come back to my sex ____" is pretty much a "no". Unless they're cute. Sooo... anyone non-cute inviting you back to their sex cottage is an automatic ...
by JeromeWest
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29606

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

Zomba wrote:"sex trebuchet" I'd actually be kind of intrigued. I suppose that climax stimulates the launch?


No no, the landing stimulates the climax.
by JeromeWest
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24986

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

Gye wrote:I, too, am always wondering if I am smung enough.


Heh. I never have that problem.
by JeromeWest
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 26484

Re: 1072: "Groundhog Day"

philip1201 wrote:Not everything which maps countable infinities onto finite areas is a Lovecraft reference.


That has not count which maps infinity,
And finite areas maps eternally.
by JeromeWest
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 46013

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

I remember there was some Google Labs project which did the same thing, and produced similarly hilarious results. I couldn't find the page again though - perhaps they've shut it down, like they do with all the cool stuff.
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 65707

Re: 0932: "CIA"

What kind of misinformation are you worried about, exactly? A fake history of the CIA? Inaccurate career prospects? Wait, don't tell me, they could make the Kid's Page seem ridiculous! Haha, yeah, kid's page! Or the Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook! Lulz. Or they could hack the &q...
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 65707

Re: 0932: "CIA"

Farabor wrote:For your benefit, here's a website to check to see if the world's ended (from the most likely cause):
http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/


Phew, that's a relief! Hang about, how can I tell if that site's been hacked?
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 65707

Re: 0932: "CIA"

The potential to post misinformation on the official site of a government agency is less dangerous than the ability to post misinformation on a webcomic site (even an awesome one)? It's even easier to post misinformation on Wikipedia and the world has yet to end (as far as I can tell). That's an od...
by JeromeWest
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 65707

Re: 0932: "CIA"

If there's a need to protect the CIA website more so than, say, xkcd.com then they've done something terribly wrong. In fact they can probably protect it less than xkcd since their livelyhoods aren't based on its activity. The potential to post misinformation on the official site of a government ag...
by JeromeWest
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57338

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

How come GNU/Linux doesn't become the dominant OS until 2014? Everyone knows that next year is the year of Linux on the desktop.
by JeromeWest
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70891

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Retsam wrote:My problem, is that I live in an area that numbers streets, without naming them. Thus my name would be something like "____ 95th".


Your first pet was called "____" ?
by JeromeWest
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 78198

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

I still haven't got around to buying an HDTV, but I did just pick up an HTC Desire. I like freaking people out by telling them my cell phone has a higher screen resolution than my television.
by JeromeWest
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28631

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

I've had a dream about a Martian invasion... Although it was a "Martian" invasion in the s ense that we invaded Mars. It wasn't that exciting; the only thing there was Doctor Manhattan. You have a strange definition of "exciting". "Well, we finally made it to the red planet...
by JeromeWest
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0704: "Principle of Explosion"
Replies: 104
Views: 32059

Re: "Principle of Explosion" Discussion

SirMustapha wrote:Been reading Logic for Dummies, vol. 1, I guess.


I think I need to look up a copy of that myself!

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