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by mekily
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 15971

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

... is it true that Hungarian is related to Finnish and Korean? As my sister likes to put it, Hungarian is related to Finnish like English is related to Sanskrit. So yes, they're related, but no, it's not in any way that's useful to speakers of the languages. I don't actually know about Korean. It'...
by mekily
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 41539

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

All of these work perfectly to the tune of the fast part of Weird Al's "Hardware Store".
by mekily
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1403: "Thesis Defense"
Replies: 52
Views: 20084

Re: 1403: "Thesis Defense"

Created an account FINALLY after many years of reading for the petty purpose of asking: Can someone magnify and perspecti..fy... the writing on the board? A simple sharpen effect is a little insightful, but it's still pretty tough to make out. My first coherent thought was "The Effects of Turt...
by mekily
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:05 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"
Replies: 54
Views: 17200

Re: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"

eran_rathan wrote:24 for me, The Velveteen Rabbit.


...It was The Velveteen Rabbit for me, too. Wild. 64 tries in my case.
by mekily
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1248: "Sphere"
Replies: 78
Views: 18503

Re: 1248: "Sphere"

"Do you know like we were saying? About the Earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't believe it because everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet spi...
by mekily
Tue May 07, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107353
Views: 51771602

Re: 1190: "Time"

The recent dialogue has me wondering whether this is all a global warming metaphor.
by mekily
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1130: "Poll Watching"
Replies: 87
Views: 17289

Re: 1130: "Poll Watching"

I knew I had been reading Nate Silver too much when I saw someone holding a completely unlabeled graph printout the other day and instantly recognized it as Nate Silver's Electoral Vote Distribution chart.

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by mekily
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 80783

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

For all those wondering about the James Cameron reference:

James Cameron's Submarine Trip to Challenger Deep
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/science/james-camerons-submarine-trip-to-challenger-deep.html
by mekily
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 165969

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

I think that sometimes Randall just has a crazy idea of something to build, then writes a comic about it to get people on the internet to build it for him.
by mekily
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 74004

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

I quite appreciate the existence of OK Go Bay.
by mekily
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24469

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

There was an Arthur episode about the green flash!

Yeah, that's the first thing I thought upon seeing this comic.

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