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by The Moomin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 40320

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

Lazar wrote:
@maniexx wrote:I like what the EU has done with our currency. Just some made up bridges.

They're real bridges now.


So does that make the town that built them a forgery as it is replicating banknotes?
by The Moomin
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 13154

Re: 1669: Planespotting

Randall is thinking of old-fashioned limited range hydroplanes. The modern hydroplane is an excellent design. The large bulge shown in the centre is the cloud condenser funnel. As the hydroplane goes forwards it funnels the cloud water droplets into the condenser where the water is then directed thr...
by The Moomin
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1666: "Brain Upload"
Replies: 38
Views: 8818

Re: 1666: "Brain Upload"

The screen flickered blue and yellow while emitting a loud squeal before overheating and resetting.

We're going to unplug you, blow in your ears, and try again.
by The Moomin
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 15084

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Well, there's surprisingly little on the talk page for my home city. 1 Stop deleting unfavourable information 2 Can I add this sportball team? 3 The number of students stated is widely inaccurate 4 External links modified 5 External links modified The page about my part of the city seems more intere...
by The Moomin
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1662: "Jack and Jill"
Replies: 106
Views: 24913

Re: 1662: "Jack and Jill"

The hill has a needle on the top to puncture rainclouds as they drift past.

As hills are higher than shorter not-hill objects, you need a shorter needle, so it makes sense.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 6464

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

Damned project managers.
Spend so much time trying to manage the project, no-one is actually doing the project.
by The Moomin
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1656: "It Begins"
Replies: 22
Views: 6934

Re: 1656: "It Begins"

It continues.
by The Moomin
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 64
Views: 15950

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

And now the Iron Maiden song 'Two minutes to midnight' makes sense.

The nuclear explosions are like lightbulbs going on over my head.
by The Moomin
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1651 "Robotic Garage"
Replies: 30
Views: 8613

Re: 1652 "Robotic Garage"

Then you apply More Power™ and lift the car by it's engine block. Or it's steel wheels. Or some random steel rails (for example the ones that carry the seat). Or the bolts that hold stuff together. Or the screws in the sunshades in the glove compartment. But for an oak car with an oak engine block ...
by The Moomin
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 18291

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

I find it interesting that Americans seem to consume about twice as much cow milk as we do coffee, tea, or soda. A whole lot of that must be going to cheese and other processed foods, because I know very few adults who drink twice as much milk than they do of coffee/tea/soda. I assume a lot of the ...
by The Moomin
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 12729

Re: 1650 "Baby"

You're a baby. Oh yes you are.
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 8930

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

You know what's actually really good? Burke and Hardy.

Slapstick corpse stealing is a new thing in Canada.
by The Moomin
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 26617

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Flumble wrote:You can actually get a degree in being reasonable?


A degree shows you know a reasonable amount of certain stuff.
by The Moomin
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 20141

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

A toast to national toast day.
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 11687

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

Have you ever played the bot game?

You create a tweet designed to get the most attention from different bots while still being a proper sentence, not just a list of words.

I like that there was a bot promoting the awareness of hexagons, don't know if it still exists.
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107476
Views: 53218511

Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:

balthasar_s wrote: Standing? I remember running.

You may have been running before that, but when I saw you, you were definitely not running.



Accidental remake of this?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1644: "Stargazing"
Replies: 40
Views: 11851

Re: 1644: "Stargazing"

Copper Bezel wrote:And, for completeness' sake....


Does this mean that the gravitational waves detected could actually be from nearby colliding or exploding geese rather than black holes really far away?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 20141

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Shampoo for my real friends,
Real poo for sham friends.

BUT WAIT! THERES MORE!

Shamwow for just about everything.
by The Moomin
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107476
Views: 53218511

Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope all the science articles follow the format: Title Apparatus Diagram Method Results Conclusion Although looking at that list now, I can't help but feel there should be some sort of explanation for why we were doing whatever it was we were doing beyond the teacher told us to do this. It's entir...
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 26617

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

HES wrote:We haven't covered all the degrees yet. "It's a Bachelor of Arts outside. We're due some Masters later in the week".


If you keep complicating matters like this, you'll get the third degree.
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 26617

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

I assume one radian is the unit of heat generated by one standard radiator?
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"
Replies: 43
Views: 10576

Re: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"

Maybe the gravity waves are a LinkedIn request in morse code from Matthew McConaughey.
by The Moomin
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 11184

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

But now there's the trend for "naked" food, where a naked hotdog is just the sausage with no bun, rather than calling it a sausage.

Personally, I have always been confused by the lack of foods that come in packs of five so there's one for each day of the standard working week.
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1639: "To Taste"
Replies: 55
Views: 9348

Re: 1639: "To Taste"

Most teacups are too small for my liking, and I can't always be sitting nicely at the table with the teapot nearby. Gimme something that holds half a liter that I can drink from. At work I have a bigger mug for tea/coffee than I do at home. I drink more at work, and when I drink at home it is never...
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 15918

Re: 1624: 2016

Thanks: charming and I could listen to the guy's voice all day. The guy who produced the video, or the guy who does most of the talking? Either way, you can listen to them all day on the podcast that was once about their careers in Youtube video production, but these days is mostly just about itsel...
by The Moomin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"
Replies: 43
Views: 7814

Re: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"

1637: This mine isn't salty enough.
1639: This pot of stuff is too unsweet.
1640: That statement is too contexty.

Worst Goldilocks fanfic ever.
by The Moomin
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1639: "To Taste"
Replies: 55
Views: 9348

Re: 1639: "To Taste"

Is this to counteract the time spent in the salt mine?



*edited to use the right words.
by The Moomin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1638: "Backslashes"
Replies: 62
Views: 13208

Re: 1638: "Backslashes"

I was expecting the program to come out with a bobcat.

Would not order from again.
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1635: "Birdsong"
Replies: 40
Views: 10176

Re: 1635: "Birdsong"

Bird bird bird. Bird is the word.

At least it's not the Birdie song I suppose.
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 55
Views: 14887

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/palindrome.png Title Text: "I hope that somewhere in the world, "Panamax" is the last option on a "size" drop-down menu on a sex toy site." Can somebody translate "A God's 'Nam Tables"? I doubt it answers your question, but I found...
by The Moomin
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 7517

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

So this comic is set in Soviet Russia, where quadcopters fly you? Also, that seems like a lot of payload, but then, stick figures probably don't actually weigh much. Nah, xkcd just has unusually powerful ptera in general (see http://xkcd.com/1598/) Would a denser atmosphere increase the lift genera...
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 6197

Re: 1629: "Tools"

It keeps me from going out on the streets and harassing random people.
by The Moomin
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1627: "Woosh"
Replies: 26
Views: 8102

Re: 1627: "Woosh"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/woosh.png Title text: "It also occasionally replies with 'Comment of the year', 'Are you for real', and 'I'm taking a screenshot so I can remember this moment forever'." Usually I find xkcd's in-jokes funny, but this one went over my head. Woosh PEW PEW PEW
by The Moomin
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12479

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

Moose Anus wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:
The Moomin wrote:Isn't this Superman IV?

Supercomputers would do as Superman did. It's only logical.
No, not like this. There's not a computer like this in the whole world anyplace. It doesn't exist. You see, we have to build it.


Now that was Superman III wasn't it?
by The Moomin
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 12479

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

Isn't this Superman IV?
by The Moomin
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1614: "Kites"
Replies: 28
Views: 9143

Re: 1614: "Kites"

You know what's actually really good? Charlie Brown and Snoopy. If Snoopy floated like this, Charlie could send him up to savage the branches of the kite-eating tree. I was actually expecting a kite-eating tree reference. Maybe I just have Peanuts on the brain as I'm slowly obtaining and reading th...
by The Moomin
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1614: "Kites"
Replies: 28
Views: 9143

Re: 1614: "Kites"

You know what's actually really good? Charlie Brown and Snoopy. If Snoopy floated like this, Charlie could send him up to savage the branches of the kite-eating tree. I was actually expecting a kite-eating tree reference. Maybe I just have Peanuts on the brain as I'm slowly obtaining and reading the...
by The Moomin
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1613: "The Three Laws of Robotics"
Replies: 120
Views: 29161

Re: 1613: "The Three Laws of Robotics"

You know what's actually really good? Foundation and Empire. Actually, I have no idea, I've never read Asimov. I want to at some point. I just don't know whether to read them in the order they were written or in the chronological order of events in the books. I would recommend reading them in the o...
by The Moomin
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1613: "The Three Laws of Robotics"
Replies: 120
Views: 29161

Re: 1613: "The Three Laws of Robotics"

You know what's actually really good? Foundation and Empire. Actually, I have no idea, I've never read Asimov. I want to at some point. I just don't know whether to read them in the order they were written or in the chronological order of events in the books. Also, I'd never considered the possibili...
by The Moomin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1612: "Colds"
Replies: 41
Views: 10003

1612: "Colds"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/colds.png Title Text: "The contagious period ends right around when you start to sound sick over the phone, which is probably evidence of cold viruses evolving to spread optimally in the workplace." You know what's actually really good? Honey and Lemon.

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