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by leeharveyosmond
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

... and I too noticed this morning that the spelling of Mastodon has been fixed.
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 44
Views: 4762

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

And the Belgian motor racer Bernard de Dryver, but again, not really a champion
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 44
Views: 4762

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

Hurrah! A Randall speling error!
‘disasterous’?
by leeharveyosmond
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 15556

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I too encountered Fry’s Turkish Delight before I encountered the works of C S Lewis. Clearly the kid wa incapable of thinking in a straight line; he shoulda held out for the thirty pieces of silver. And hey, /1786/ was funnier. I myself think C S Lewis’s best work was his epigram upon J R R Tolkien’...
by leeharveyosmond
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 6012

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

The demand “tell me what you’re thinking!” features large in certain kinky sex practices.

Well. Enough said?
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

If this implies that the strong nuclear Force is going to capture the Disney-era Star Wars franchise and crush it to a singularity, then bring it on.
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 7268

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Logan? Brooklyn? Harper?

It would be a kinder simpler world if David Beckham had been a fictional character just like Wolverine
by leeharveyosmond
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 10748

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

Male red/green colourblindness.
It’s a thing.
Traffic signals are not a problem for me.
I find this map unnecessarily difficult to interpret.
by leeharveyosmond
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 7452

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Astronomy. Shouldn't that be in the far corner with the genetic engineering etc? Most university astronomy courses are named 'physics and astronomy' to more accurately reflect the syllabus; nuclear fusion and so on
by leeharveyosmond
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 9910

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

Yes, this is Megan as Alice. But while Alice In Wonderland is a standard reference for all sorts of stuff, cartooning, comedy, satire, SciFi, the explanation of mathematics and science to the public, all stuff exactly in Randall's ballpark, 'Alice' is somewhere he usually never ever goes. (Do please...
by leeharveyosmond
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 6604

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: 10651

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: 21593

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: 7884

1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

Image


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: 10125

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: 10125

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: 14097

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: 14402

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: 10367

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: 7992

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: 24409

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: 24409

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: 45576

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: 6791

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: 28393

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: 9727

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: 11002

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: 11002

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: 14665

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: 23317

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: 10534

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: 9480

Re: 1444: "Cloud"

And yet, Google is depicted as having made some progress. See also:
Image
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: 8810

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: 10062

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: 23270

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: 13298

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: 10301

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: 36977

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: 58158

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: 51647

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 ...

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