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by Haylo
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1170: "Bridge"
Replies: 135
Views: 30336

Re: 1170: "Bridge"

The bridge is on fire?

I'm a bridge engineer and frankly they're not the most flammable of structures... *nods*
by Haylo
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1124: "Law of Drama"
Replies: 67
Views: 18937

Re: 1124: "Law of Drama"

I don't think drama is "people being upset". I think it's more about people artificially exaggerating or prolonging their misery That is my understanding of drama too. Someone being genuinely upset at something that is genuinely upsetting is not drama. I have a friend who is a lovely pers...
by Haylo
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1115: "Sky"
Replies: 84
Views: 21249

Re: 1115: "Sky"

I've noticed that some people have a related problem with deep water. I'm absolutely fine with heights, in fact I'm a climber, and am also a strong swimmer. Deep water isn't something that worries me in the slightest either. However at El Bells, a dive site in the Red Sea where you enter crystal cl...
by Haylo
Mon May 07, 2012 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 65872

Re: Every Major's Terrible

Also, am I the only one who hadn't heard of the Elements song but has seen Pirates of Penzance? I haven't heard of the Elements song either, then again my interest in popular culture has always been minimal and finally waned approximately quarter of a century ago. I understand I am owed at least si...
by Haylo
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 42020

Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

There's a hierarchy from novice to expert climbers -- people who know the ropes. Climbing together, depending for your life on the other guy's belay, is an intense bonding experience. Maybe BDSM is almost the same as rock climbing in the important thing Yes that's exactly it. I'm a mediocre climber...
by Haylo
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319157

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

mbohn wrote:I can only assume it came to me before anybody else and that that can only be due to the fact that the server must be very close to me.

That's awesome! :D

The majority of the posters to this thread had to use a time machine this morning to go back to April Fool's Day to post in here...
by Haylo
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319157

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I'm very disappointed by this comic, because I can't see all those images. Anyway, that's lot of work. It is a shame that some of it could never be seen without purposely looking for it. Effort brings it's rewards, which is perfectly satisfactory. Over the last three days I've greatly enjoyed findi...
by Haylo
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30839

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

for being xkcd users, sure are a lot of internet noobs here :? . It's not so much that I'm an internet noob, by the time you get to my age, you've pretty much run out of things to be a noob at, it's just that I have more interesting things to do with the internet than participate in multiple social...
by Haylo
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1031: "s/keyboard/leopard"
Replies: 97
Views: 37130

Re: 0131: "s/keyboard/leopard"

StClair wrote:Instead of leopard package contained bobcat.
Wish I'd thought of that... :)
by Haylo
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33393

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

don't worry, I clicked it and I'm pretty much none the wiser. Me too, it wasn't particularly illuminating for someone this side of the pond. It's like someone from North America trying to pick up the rules of Mornington Crescent by listening to one round of the game. Well, are you talking about sta...
by Haylo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33393

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

don't worry, I clicked it and I'm pretty much none the wiser. Me too, it wasn't particularly illuminating for someone this side of the pond. It's like someone from North America trying to pick up the rules of Mornington Crescent by listening to one round of the game. Well, are you talking about sta...
by Haylo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 33393

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

I have a feeling it isn't worth my time googling them. But it's worth our time explaining it to you? Here , because I'm feeling generous and slightly sarcastic. I won't click the link. I would like someone to explain it to me. Someone will care enough to tell me. Just reading a Wikipedia article is...
by Haylo
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0965: "Elements"
Replies: 161
Views: 41022

Re: 0965: "Elements"

A_of_s_t wrote:I think Randall misinterpreted his audience seeing that many people that have posted on the forum have not seen the show.
Perhaps if someone would be kind enough to name "the show" those of us who do not watch television could google it and then maybe we'd get it.
by Haylo
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87530

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

I had always wondered if those weren't kill tallies like on fighter planes. No, proper placement for that would be along the fender or underneath the driver's window. Although if you were to put a large self-adhesive "X" over one or more of the figures I wonder how long it would take befo...
by Haylo
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Automotive engineering question
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Automotive engineering question

Hawknc wrote:As it stands, I think that's probably the best guess - it's an attachment point for a side wind shield.
Sounded likely, but now I come to look at it, I don't think that can be right; it's smooth and rounded off on all edges, so it's hard to see how anything could be attached to it.
by Haylo
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Automotive engineering question
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Automotive engineering question

Hawknc wrote:Perhaps it's only something that shows up in the Euro market?
I'm off to Canada and the US in a few weeks, I look to see whether any of the cars there have this feature.
by Haylo
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Automotive engineering question
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Automotive engineering question

It's hard to describe, but I'll have another try. It's a small lump of plastic, typically 25mm long and 15mm deep, fitted as standard to the front side window frame of many cars. It's located on the top frame of the front side windows, towards the top of the portion of window frame which is raked ba...
by Haylo
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Automotive engineering question
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Automotive engineering question

There is a protrusion to the leading edge of the front side windows of my car, located approximately 250mm above the wing mirrors.

This is something I've puzzled over for years, can anyone throw some light on their purpose?

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