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by Aubri
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 4089

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it is broke, fix it only as much as is necessary. But I'm curious about those nuclear fireworks. Is there a downside besides the radiation that would kill us all? Unless you don't mind EMPing the entire tri-state area, you'd need a nice, long sight line to the dis...
by Aubri
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 3609

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

~HEAVY SIGH~
by Aubri
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 3893

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

Hard Refresh 2: Refresh Harder
by Aubri
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 8689

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

I've gotten fairly good at transliterating Aurebesh, especially given a bit of context. (Unfortunately, those characters are not included in the Unicode standard for some reason.)

This does not help me get around Eastern Europe, but if I ever wind up on Coruscant...
by Aubri
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1781: "Artifacts"
Replies: 35
Views: 4720

Re: 1781: "Artifacts"

Yow. I think the speaker is gonna need skin grafts after that burn. "The data clearly shows ..." or "The data clearly show ..."? "Let the discussion begin", said John Smith aka Pedantic Man. That depends entirely on whether you think information makes up a set of discre...
by Aubri
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5923

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Me, I won't be satisfied until I decapitate a lander MYSELF!
by Aubri
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5923

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Aubri wrote:
Znirk wrote:Image

Well played, Futurama. Well played.

I'd definitely like to see a lunar lander with Blackjack!
by Aubri
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5923

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

I don't think subsurface water oceans are uncommon. Even in this solar system, we've got Europa, Ganymede, (probably), Enceladus, Titan, maybe Triton, and potentially Callisto. Yeah, that's why I put that "maybe not uncommon" note in there. I'm sort of waiting for some pretty positive sta...
by Aubri
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 5923

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Funny, just the other day I was making a list of the most awesome things about each planet in our solar system, from the perspective of a stellar traveler. (Meaning that things line diamond-core gas giants and scorching balls of rock are relatively unimpressive.) Particularly interesting moons count...
by Aubri
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 23816

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Quicksilver wrote:What's a supermoon?

It's a full moon at perigee. Every time it happens, the media goes nuts even though it's only 14% bigger than an apogee full moon and the difference is not noticeable to the eye.
by Aubri
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 23816

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Each of your eyes has over three million photoreceptors called "rods" and "cones". These receptors convert light into electrochemical signals that travel through the optic nerve and into the brain. Here, these signals trigger the neurological process scientists call... The Hellaw...
by Aubri
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 164
Views: 57707

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

One awesome fact: according to simple calculations, at pressures greater than 800 atm air bubbles would fall downwards in water. This probably isn't true in practice, though, I suspect the air would quickly dissolve rather than form a bubble. Disclaimer: I am not a physicist. That doesn't make sens...
by Aubri
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 164
Views: 57707

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

I think the two things on this chart that amaze me the most are how shallow the maximum depth of military submarines really is compared to the bulk of the ocean, and the note about sperm whales.

There's an unlabeled dash at 1500m -- was that supposed to be the test depth of the DSRVs?
by Aubri
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 36156

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

ALL MY MONEY. Make this happen!
by Aubri
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 36272

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

Yeah, we need to reproduce the experiment and try it again with a different setup. I'm leaning toward error.
On the other hand, science just went, "Huh, that's funny." ( http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-05-28 )
by Aubri
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 112776

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

He should have the stream available to the public... In favor! This kind of reminds me of http://vimeo.com/23205323, a time lapse video from the Canaries islands. Watching the clouds slosh against the mountain ridge was the first time my brain really understood, instinctively, that we live at the b...
by Aubri
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0913: "Core"
Replies: 95
Views: 15680

Re: 0913: "Core"

You know, I have a similar reaction whenever I think about stars and supernovas and stuff. "Holy crap." "Holy crap. " "Holy crap! " My mind gets blown this way at least once a week. It always reminds me of this Star Control 2 quote: The Deep Children are part of Juffo-W...
by Aubri
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 27416

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

If Wikipedia says it is H + the number zero it is wrong. The scale is called HO because it is H alf of O scale (7mm:1 ft). Calling something half of 0 doesn't make sense. And O scale is actually 0 scale, because it was smaller than 1 scale, which was smaller than 2 scale, which was smaller than 3 s...

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