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by mdistancerunner
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 8059

Re: 1548: "90s Kid"

However, I think that your assumption that the average new mom is a 90s kid is inaccurate. I conduct research in the field of Human Development and Family Sciences, and am often interested in considering the age at first birth (age when a person first becomes a parent). This age varies widely acros...
by mdistancerunner
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 11069

Re: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/105/ The first citation got lost... I spent 10 minutes looking for it. You know you can just Ctrl+F (a little bit different across OSes) + "1" to search for it? But I had already started my very precise timer to make sure I could report precisely how long I spent l...
by mdistancerunner
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 11069

What-if 0105: "Cannibalism"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/105/

The first citation got lost... I spent 10 minutes looking for it.
by mdistancerunner
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 38375

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Some other good ones copied from yahoo answers: "The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes fo...
by mdistancerunner
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

ChronosDragon wrote:Image

It's gotta be.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYCBgSRNjk0
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

The castle is eroding.
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the castle is eroding. Not enough changed for it to be a camera pan. You can see little movements in castle though.
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pixel analysis of new image:

At least 5 or 6 pixels changed!!! It looks like they're in the middle of the image.
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't believe no one has done this yet... I did a pixel to pixel comparison and a single pixel went from RGB: (0x78, 0x78, 0x78) to (0x28, 0x28, 0x28). So one pixel got a little darker. My utility doesn't give me the coordinates, but it looks like it's on the right side of the image. A wave? Oh, ...
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106304
Views: 38955514

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't believe no one has done this yet...

I did a pixel to pixel comparison and a single pixel went from RGB: (0x78, 0x78, 0x78) to (0x28, 0x28, 0x28).

So one pixel got a little darker. My utility doesn't give me the coordinates, but it looks like it's on the right side of the image. A wave?
by mdistancerunner
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 29831

Re: 1103: "Nine"

Alt-text: "FYI: If you get curious and start trying to calculate the time adjustment function that minimizes the gap between the most-used and least-used digit (for a representative sample of common cook times) without without altering any time by more than 10%, and someone asks you what you'r...
by mdistancerunner
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1073: "Weekend"
Replies: 53
Views: 16096

Re: 1073: "Weekend"

You know, this kinda reminds me of the World Calendar , where someone tried to make a version of the modern calendar that uses the same days of the week for every date of the year. It hasn't been put into use because of the huge religious objections, apparently it pushes the Sabbath one day ahead o...
by mdistancerunner
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 34220

Re: 891: Movie Ages

This seems a little off... I'm 19 (a couple weeks away from 20) and I easily remember the Matrix coming out, and just barely Toy Story. Either of those would make me feel older than the one I'm supposed to feel old from...
by mdistancerunner
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 53297

Re: 0889: Turtles

in before this doesn't fit into romance sarcasm math or language it's sarcasm and language a) it's a tortoise sarcastically calling itself a turtle, because of the mass of people who think there is no difference. and b) it's a tortoise that can subvocalise in English, therefore language He hasn't f...
by mdistancerunner
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0873: "FPS Mod"
Replies: 105
Views: 27626

Re: 0873: "FPS Mod"

I like this comic. (although i tend to hate people who try and humanize video games)
by mdistancerunner
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 27499

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

40%*(volume of earth)/(3 microns^3) = 2^128 = 3.4*10^38

Yep, it works out.
by mdistancerunner
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 53370

Re: 0859: "

holy shit I hate it when people do that. the alt text? or the first time I posted thing? If it's because I missed the alt text the first time around, I'm really sorry. I honestly just missed it. If it's my comment on trying to make the comic thread, well... that's what I wanted to do. He was referr...
by mdistancerunner
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 35479

Re: 0858: "Milk"

Magic Molly wrote:Only glasnt could make a thread 10 minutes later than two others and have it still become the main thread. (Why we don't just use a script to autogenerate the threads is beyond me)


You, my friend, are confused. This was the first thread posted.
by mdistancerunner
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0858: "Milk"
Replies: 182
Views: 35479

Re: 0858: "Milk"

gooley wrote:WTF @ her lack of legs in the 3rd panel.


In an interesting phenomenon, females typically feel comfortable in a cross-legged position.
by mdistancerunner
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 31868

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Little Rock Highschool(x) = 9? Edit: Never mind. I get it. I don't. The key here is "integrate". As in calculus. I didn't get that either until I read the alt-text. Anyway, now I really want to see a terrifying movie trailer based on smartphones-out-for-blood... BZZZZZZ! Imagine the carna...
by mdistancerunner
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 43094

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

soh-cah-toa/coh-sah-toa would be a reference to what ranges trig functions are positive in? Or am I misplacing the reference? Because I've never heard that particular mnemonic(wouldn't it have to be soh-tah-coa?), but I can't think of anything else it could be... soh = sin is opposite over hypotenu...
by mdistancerunner
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 24360

Re: 0807: Connected

Romantic love as depicted in today's pop culture is a product of the Romantic period. Prior to the late 18th century, love was perceived in a totally different, and much more realistic, sense. Attempts to approach the matter seriously and as objectively as possible started with the philosophical tr...
by mdistancerunner
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0796: "Bad Ex"
Replies: 84
Views: 18743

Re: "Bad Ex" Discussion

Blast, foiled by my router hiccuping. Oh well, maybe next time. Like I said in my thread though, I was expecting a Scott Pilgrim joke. I like this better, though. That being said, the mention of of California being experimental went over my head (I'm Canadian, and I don't watch the news), anyone ca...
by mdistancerunner
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0777: "Pore Strips"
Replies: 71
Views: 21944

0777: "Pore Strips"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/pore_strips.png "I'm sure they're a harmful tool of the cosmetics-industrial complex and all, but my goodness do those strips ever work to pull gunk out of your pores. I was shocked, disgusted, and vaguely fascinated by the result." I sure wouldn't use these to...
by mdistancerunner
Fri May 07, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 17833

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

I don't think he bothered looking it up first...
by mdistancerunner
Fri May 07, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 17833

0737: "Yogurt"

Image

Title Text: "I am firmly of the opinion that if something doesn't have a year on it, every time the expiration date rolls around it is good again for the two weeks preceeding that date."

I work at a grocery store. I agree!
by mdistancerunner
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0705: "Devotion to Duty"
Replies: 99
Views: 25363

Re: "Devotion to Duty" discussion

-.Mateo.- wrote:Also, until this "research" I hadn't realized Alan Rickman was the villain...In my defense, Die Hard came out two years before I did..


hahahaha that post made me laugh almost as much as the original comic.
by mdistancerunner
Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 22018

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Yes I did just register to reply. In a sidenote, I was stunned to realize that I am no longer anywhere near the 13 year-old age limit. 1996? dang. The blizzard of 1982 mentioned is referring to the April Long Island blizzard which roughly corresponds to 9 months. (this is in response to the couple o...

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