Search found 170 matches

by chris857
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13990
Views: 1889038

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Canada prison escapees caught by police in escape room

I heard you liked escaping prison, so let's try escaping other things.
by chris857
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 11476

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

XKCD wrote:HONEYCRISP


My man! Those are my favorite apples (and Braeburn to a lesser degree).
by chris857
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 708516

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm a Rockefeller Republican, which is more leftwing than the average Democrat at this point. We're still alive, we promise! Please let us back! The Republicans need to get their heads out of their asses. [*]Become lukewarmly in support of sex ed and gay rights. Because the Republicans lost those w...
by chris857
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 6034

Re: 1718: "Backups"

somitomi wrote:
Justin Lardinois wrote:Of course, I should probably keep a backup elsewhere in case my house burns down. Maybe an encrypted drive I keep in my desk at work, or in my car? Not perfect, but better than nothing.

But what if your house buns down while your car is in the garage?


Fire resistant box?
by chris857
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 10930

1708: "Dehydration"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dehydration.png Alt-text: I don't care what the research says. Everybody knows you should drink 3,000 glasses of water a day and change your oil every 8 miles. How I am first? It's almost noon. Did everyone else succumb to dehydration and were unable to post?
by chris857
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 36572

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

I live in a somewhat hilly area. If I had to bike to work, I'd have to go uphill about 400 vertical feet each way (there's a valley between home and work). If it were flat, I might be able to handle the 8.5 miles each way, but when even one 1/2 mile section defeats me with the steepness, it kind of...
by chris857
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13990
Views: 1889038

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

bigglesworth wrote:This fits the humorous news items category, because it's about Muslims in a town called ham-trunk.


It's pronounced ham-tram-ick.
by chris857
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 140
Views: 58889

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

134 coins in 2888 seconds. I guess I missed a fair bit.
by chris857
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 9797

Re: 1590: "The Source"

I also find it interesting that I can hear (at least some) CFL bulbs whine when on, and see them glow when off.
by chris857
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1565: "Back Seat"
Replies: 20
Views: 5211

Re: 1565: "Back Seat"

cellocgw wrote:My Maserati does 185...
You can't ride in the back seat 'cause there isn't one. (worst attempt at rewording a song ever)


My Maserati does 185
There is no back seat, you cannot ride

(Here's a better one)
by chris857
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"
Replies: 50
Views: 7898

Re: 1545: "Strengths and Weaknesses"

I'm bothered by his strength statement. There may be a non-empty set of descendants that never acquires your DNA while at the same time there's a non-empty set of descendants that can be traced back to you. Technically I'm sure that's true, but I can also believe, without doing the maths, that in t...
by chris857
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1540: "Hemingway"
Replies: 71
Views: 12628

Re: 1540: "Hemingway"

cellocgw wrote:Reader challenge:

Write a 6-word novel which is also a haiku.


I'm not sure this is actually a novel in any sense or more just a comment on your challenge, but here you go.

Inconceivable!

Economy of language

Haiku poetry
by chris857
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 19770

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

I'm glad someone could express the issue I have with some songs. There are some songs where no matter how I listen to it, I can not reconcile the official lyrics with what I hear (Making Today a Perfect Day is guilty of this). On the flip side, I like listening to Swedish music (without knowing Swed...
by chris857
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1536: "The Martian"
Replies: 127
Views: 28351

Re: 1536: "The Martian"

Keyman wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
richP wrote:alt text sums up the explanation for why there are no reality shows about engineers.

Mythbusters is the closest I can think of.

Science Channel has "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

The Weather Channel (of all places) has "Brainstormers".
by chris857
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:47 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"
Replies: 70
Views: 18343

What-If 0133: "Flagpole"

Flagpole

Image

Welp. That was a set of pretty frightening mental images. I suggest less injurious ways of saving oneself.
by chris857
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 43102

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

The dress looks very blue + black/dusky grey/sort-of dusky gold to me. But the blue cannot be white to my eye.
by chris857
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1488: "Flowcharts"
Replies: 91
Views: 18281

Re: 1488: "Flowcharts"



Oh, random does work. I got "Coverage" / "Faraday Cagematch".
by chris857
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0127: "Tug of War"
Replies: 61
Views: 19268

Re: What-If 0127: "Tug of War"

Since the thread appears to lack a link to the post, it is at http://what-if.xkcd.com/127/.

+1 for the WarGames reference.
by chris857
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 12429

1479: "Troubleshooting"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/troubleshooting.png alt: "Oh, you're using their Chrome APP, not their Chrome EXTENSION. They're very similar but one handles window creation differently." is a thing I hope I can stop saying soon. Um, ctrl+insert and shift+insert work to copy and paste.
by chris857
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0126: "Stairs"
Replies: 67
Views: 20543

Re: What-If 0126: "Stairs"

"A more serious 16-liter backpack" indeed.

Image
by chris857
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 29452

1474: "Screws"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/screws.png Alt: If you encounter a hex bolt, but you only brought screwdrivers, you can try sandwiching the head of the bolt between two parallel screwdriver shafts, squeezing the screwdrivers together with a hand at either end, then twisting. It doesn't work and it's a ...
by chris857
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1473: "Location Sharing"
Replies: 67
Views: 13843

1473: "Location Sharing"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/location_sharing.png Alt: "Our phones must have great angular momentum sensors because the compasses really suck." I get the uncertainty principle joke in the comic, but is the alt-text about the same thing (I'm tired, so maybe it isn't sinking in well).
by chris857
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 14364

Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

Elsa! Why did you freeze summer again?
by chris857
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1448: "Question"
Replies: 44
Views: 13224

Re: 1448: "Question"

Also reminds of a short story by Ben Bova called "The Question" (included in New Frontiers).
by chris857
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 75216

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Just last night, I took the dust jacket off and was like "ooh, bonus illustrations"

Spoiler:
A map of a drained ocean and the consequence of the logo's circumstances.
by chris857
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1425: "Tasks"
Replies: 85
Views: 18925

Re: 1425: "Tasks"

As a programmer: this, so much this.
by chris857
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"
Replies: 32
Views: 6232

Re: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"

Quick, pair this phone with a neutron phone and form a tight binary phone system. The neutron phone can strip off the outer layers of the expanding phone to prevent it from exploding. Note that a significant amount of energy will be released in the form of deadly xray radiation. Aw shucks, then the...
by chris857
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

There's nothing old enough near me.

Something spherical?
by chris857
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 32328

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Eh, I guess I just find it goofy when proper names are mispronounced. [...] Like a Japanese co-worker of mine with a -suke given name, that far too many people pronounce to rhyme with "cookie". That drives me nuts too. I had a housemate many years ago named Zhang Xiaohua, or as we'd write...
by chris857
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 32328

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

LtPowers wrote:Tut tut, "Church of Jesus Christ Creator" is just a redirect, not an article.


And "Places named for Adolf Hitler" redirects to "Streets named after Adolf Hitler".
by chris857
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1409: "Query"
Replies: 66
Views: 15825

Re: 1409: "Query"

After like the first line, I was 99% sure that a drop command was going to appear.
by chris857
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No posters here at work. (If I were at home and had the previous question, then yes, I have trophies)

A radio?
by chris857
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No eggs that I know of.

A cat?
by chris857
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13990
Views: 1889038

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Wikipedia bans US Congressional trolling editors. Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". Strictly speaking, the addresses are merely blocked. A ban implies that the IP addresse...
by chris857
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Paper, paper everywhere!

Pizza?
by chris857
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1391: "Darkness"
Replies: 81
Views: 12440

Re: 1391: "Darkness"

HES wrote:Sunset peaked at 21:49 here. You don't have to be that far north.


Sunset is 21:51 today where I live. And I live about 5 degress south of you.
by chris857
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I don't know what phones my coworkers own, so no.

A flash drive?
by chris857
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Are oak leaves edible?

A book you wish you didn't own?
by chris857
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505698

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I don't know if I'd fit, but I think I've got an old Halloween costume around.

Something that floats in water that isn't you?
by chris857
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 31425

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

Blackfoot wrote:What is the extra space around the Earth land area? Can't be the oceans, as this is solid surface only.


I took it to be seafloor. As opposed to say the gas giants where we can't for sure define a solid surface anywhere, the seafloor is decidedly solid.

Go to advanced search