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by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 5548

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

Hey Randall, did you never call the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces Credit Card Hotline?
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 8661

Re: 1720: "Horses"

Possibly Randall has never investigated getting a horse drunk.
by leeharveyosmond
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0148: "Eat the Sun"
Replies: 40
Views: 15634

Re: What-If 0148: "Eat the Sun"

Now I just want to contribute to Randall's Creme Egg pile... However, the Creme Egg is now less glorious than it once was, courtesy of Cadbury's new owner Kraft. Shell of standard chocolate instead of Dairy Milk. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/12/shellshock-cadbury-comes-clean-on-crem...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"
Replies: 35
Views: 7078

1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

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Alt text: "Every few months, I think about sex every seven seconds and how weird and implausible it would be."
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 8681

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

Jackpot777 wrote:
leeharveyosmond wrote:And, also, "but there are four U's in shut the f*ck up".


Three.


Ah. Well, if you like, -you- shut the f*ck up!

Perhaps we should discontinue this subthread before it starts to behave as the discussion it was intended to illustrate.
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 8681

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

Wee Red Bird wrote:I've often heard the response of "but there's a U in "c*nt"


And, also, "but there are four U's in shut the f*ck up".

Where is Randall's head at today?
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"
Replies: 53
Views: 12595

Re: 1561: "Water Phase Diagram"

Anti Spiral wrote:So Vanilla Ice will always remain Ice no matter the temperature? Think we need to test that.


Equally, heavy water may be water, but deuterium oxide has no place on this diagram.
by leeharveyosmond
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 12605

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

slinches wrote:I don't get it. What does Ozymandias have to do with recursion?


Looks more like a problem with the routing tables to me.
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1554: "Spice Girls"
Replies: 69
Views: 9444

Re: 1554: "Spice Girls"

tsarna wrote:
Oh, that's easy: Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary, Sporty, and Shemp. Which, along with leptospirotons, borons, glutens, and graviolis, and their antiparticles, make up the fundamentalist particles.

Nailed it!


Glutens? I thought gluteny was one of the Seven Deadly Sins?
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"
Replies: 40
Views: 6855

Re: 1549: "XKCD Phone 3"

"FitBit Fitness Evaporator"?

Hmmmm.
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 21430

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

There used to be magazines like Smash Hits that would publish the lyrics, sent from the record companies as free advertising for a new song. Well, that could explain how every set of lyrics I've seen for "Do Anything You Wanna Do" has got exactly the same mistakes in; everybody was copyin...
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 21430

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Imperfectly heard song lyrics. Isn't there an analogy there to Markov chaining being used for error recovery in bitstreams?
by leeharveyosmond
Mon May 25, 2015 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 41022

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

Bottom right corner .. looks to be missing Bath Iron Works https://www.gdbiw.com/ to me
by leeharveyosmond
Fri May 22, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1528: "Vodka"
Replies: 29
Views: 6036

Re: 1528: "Vodka"

Flavouring. The equivalent discussion about Scotch ... peat-smoking the malt (if performed) will contribute flavour, but most of the flavour comes from the oak casks in which the spirit matures, principally from whatever the casks contained previously. Alcohol by fermentation ... traditionally we ha...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1516: "Win by Induction"
Replies: 103
Views: 26841

Re: 1516: "Win by Induction"

I have no idea what this comic is trying to say. I'm not into pokémolps. *reads explainxkcd* Ok. Me too. The first time ever I have to resort to explainxkcd, and it's not about maths or physics or gastronomy, it's ... pokémon. The analogy to mathematical proof by induction that there's an infinite ...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1510: "Napoleon"
Replies: 28
Views: 9028

Re: 1510: "Napoleon"

If exiling Napoleon in space, presumably the standard cast-iron ball-and-chain will be replaced with a special lightweight magnesium alloy one. And he'd have to be issued with a very odd-looking pressure suit. Although, exposing a troublesome ex-artillery officer to rocketry might have unwelcome con...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:50 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0128: "Zippo Phone"
Replies: 24
Views: 10107

Disappointed

I was hoping for a digression into things not normally found in pockets, and which would eventually get as far as words like "thermal neutron capture cross-section".
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:47 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0128: "Zippo Phone"
Replies: 24
Views: 10107

Re: What-If 0128: "Zippo Phone"

That's why an electric car needs to charge overnight and a fuel car can be filled in minutes. The energy density of petrol is really astounding. Not really. That's more to do with the ease of pouring a substance which is liquid at room temperature and pressure (and which has a very high energy dens...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 13352

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

Things nobody noticed on July 11th, 2006: the United States set a new record for the longest period of time with an unchanged number of states.


Um, what about Area 51? That became a state a few years back. [The exact date remains classified, of course.]
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0126: "Stairs"
Replies: 67
Views: 21423

Re: What-If 0126: "Stairs"

Combining that with the 72,000 calories just from climbing the stairs, and you'd probably need to upgrade to a more serious 16-liter backpack. If you fill that backpack with butter, it will let you carry around 110,000 calories,[3] which should be enough to get you to the top if you're really dedic...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0123: "Fairy Demographics"
Replies: 25
Views: 9697

Meh.

Fairies Wear Boots.
'Nuff said.
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1444: "Cloud"
Replies: 28
Views: 8944

Re: 1444: "Cloud"

And yet, Google is depicted as having made some progress. See also:
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http://xkcd.com/1425/
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:10 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0112: "Balloon Car"
Replies: 31
Views: 7831

Re: What-If 0112: "Balloon Car"

One of the illustrations has mouseover text "LATE TO AN ILL-ADVISED DARTS-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY", which I thought was a bit hard on Bob Fish et al.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bob+fish+darts
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1419: "On The Phone"
Replies: 45
Views: 9100

Re: 1419: "On The Phone"

CorruptUser wrote:Umm... Ba'al just means "lord". For example, Baalzebub is "lord of the flies". The soul devourer is going to be pissed.


If Baalzebub is "lord of the flies", does that mean BaalZFS is "lord of the files"?
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 20016

Re: 1418: "Horse"

Well, OK, but, rather than word substitution, how about tinkering with spelling?

Words ending in vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant have the penultimate consonant doubled, so for example 'below' would become 'bellow'.
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1401: "New"
Replies: 61
Views: 11952

Re: 1401: "New"

I too was entirely unfamiliar with the term "head canon" prior to this cartoon and had to Google it. However I was familiar with the concept of the skull gun, see also "The Diamond Age", Neal Stephenson (1995). Equally, I have lately been seeing "PR flak", where someone...
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"
Replies: 36
Views: 9316

Re: What-If 0091: "Faucet Power"

This ignores the best method I know: feed a hydrogen fusion reactor from the faucet! That was the very first thing I thought of. But if you had the resources to do such a thing, you wouldn't be the "person on a budget" that asked the question. Or ... since all that fusion fuel is deuteriu...
by leeharveyosmond
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 34086

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

No matter how hard you stir your tea, it's not going to get any warmer. Actually it might; as per the discussion you are adding kinetic energy, even if you are as per the discussion accelerating other processes by which energy is lost. But you wouldn't detect an increase in temperature. If on the o...
by leeharveyosmond
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0007: "Everybody Out"
Replies: 350
Views: 53699

Re: What-if 0007: Everybody Out

put our entire nuclear arsenal in a box Yes. I own a copy of that book, and I've read it. Lots. The guys that came up with the idea (notably Stan Ulam) were Bomb designers by day and space travel freaks in their spare time. I've come to the conclusion that they put a lot of thought into the propuls...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 48021

Re: 1078: "Knights"

... and one might think, looking at the cartoon, what with where the arrows have fallen and wuth the black archer-pawns standing in a row, that bows were fought like 18th century muskets: form a line, pick a target in their line, and blaze away. Not so. Much closer to modern mortar fire or indirect ...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 49220

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

Is Gravity Wells, like, Trinity Wells's sister or something?

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