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by richP
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 8988

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Well, xkcd finally jumped the shark, they did a clip show.

Spoiler:
Seriously, this is a pretty epic comic.
by richP
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 3742

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

Forgot one other key advantage: you can get around after the apocalypse.
by richP
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6398

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

... and deny the option of the Location Services prompt every time the GPS is switched on (yes, I know it could help the cold start get up to speed quicker... Add in an app that allows you to force AGPS updates and most of the cold-start waiting goes away (assuming you have data, not always the cas...
by richP
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6398

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

pkcommando wrote:
richP wrote:Do people really tow banners with an SR22? At least one of the images seems to be a Cirrus.

That seems like the kind of question that can only be answered with more banners. To the plane banner company!


So the situation is the opposite of turtles, then? It's banners all the way up?
by richP
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6398

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Do people really tow banners with an SR22? At least one of the images seems to be a Cirrus.
by richP
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 2457

Re: 1959: "The Simpsons"

I realized that I was approaching Homer's age a while back. My response can be summed up in one word: (annoyed grunt).
by richP
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4231

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

Tomatoes reconnoitre in force, as victims of killer tomatoes have learnt. A lone forward runner would be pasted quickly. And, if in retreat, slower examples would be encouraged to stay with the main crowd, or be smashed to pulp to the cries of. "Ketchup!" Sorry, I'm a little to petrified ...
by richP
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 3827

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

"many quotes on the Internet are mis-attributed" -- Abraham Lincoln

Also, the quote with the editors note is missing a (sic) at the end.
by richP
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 4740

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

The word "phablet" itself is ridiculous. Which, along with the emergence of things that are both laptops and tablets is why someday I will come up with a shorthand for "portable computer" and will use it for everything from smartphones to laptops from that day. computini? comput...
by richP
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 4740

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

My graph-related OCD is going nuts... the graph rotation is off by ninety degrees. Time is the dependent variable gosh darn it!
by richP
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1936: "Desert Golfing"
Replies: 24
Views: 3646

Re: 1936: "Desert Golfing"

I had a similar thought last night. I was driving home after the conclusion of the new year festivities. We're old and boring so we left immediately after the stroke of midnight. The thought was that if I was pulled over by law enforcement and asked if I had been drinking, I could answer "offic...
by richP
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 3047

1934: "Phone Security"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/phone_security.png Title text: ...wait until they type in payment information, then use it to order yourself a replacement phone. Need to add an option to reverse left-swipe and right-swipe on dating apps. (to mods: sorry if I missed anything, I don't usually firstpost)
by richP
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

"it's the most meta time... of the year! With self-referencing iterating the holiday cheer.." (sung to the tune "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year")

So Autometalogolex will be the most (ab)used password for XKCD fans in 2018?
by richP
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1917: "How to Make Friends"
Replies: 35
Views: 4471

Re: 1917: "How to Make Friends"

I'd say this is a GOOMHR comic, but it's more of a: "I'm glad you're in here with me Randall" comic. This is one of those that hits way too close, but will go over the heads of those that don't relate.
by richP
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 10719

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

I was reminded of this attitude yesterday when I used the restroom at a local health-food store. Big signs insisting that you wash your hands with soap under hot running water for a minimum of 25 seconds before returning to work. Right next to a faucet that shuts off automatically after five second...
by richP
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 6361

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

I grew up watching Scooby and the gang get chased by mummies often enough to push archeologist to the right at least a bit.
by richP
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 9471

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

If you are facing an enemy that is unskilled in knife fighting, why would you assume that they are skilled without a knife, or whatever they had? Yea, that was the part that I had the most trouble with. It's not like you get to review a fighter's resume before a bar fight (or get a cut scene showin...
by richP
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 9471

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

Great comic, fodder for endless additional discussion. My random thoughts: Knife row: * bringing a knife to a knife fight might not even be optimal. I recall reading an old martial arts book years ago that suggested if you are proficient in hand to hand combat, have a knife available, and are facing...
by richP
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 9493

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

rhomboidal wrote:Russell's teapot really raises a profound question: Will it make hot tea or iced tea?


According to Russell's cat, the tea exists in both a hot and iced state until you drink it.
by richP
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1863: "Screenshots"
Replies: 47
Views: 5943

Re: 1863: "Screenshots"

Timely. I recently had to screenshot something for a customer. I re-cropped the screenshot to show that the smiling woman from the ad below the menubar (screenshot was from a free program that nags you to buy the full version) was *not* from a NSFW tab.

snipping tool FTW.
by richP
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 17530

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

cellocgw wrote:
Whizbang wrote:7 days a week, 11 weeks a year.


Or, only opens if you roll a 7 or 11 before crapping out.

There's a secret way to get in, you just have to solve the inscription which reads 'The Doors of Durin — Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter.'


What's elvish for "slurpee"?
by richP
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1824: "Identification Chart"
Replies: 27
Views: 6283

Re: 1824: Identification Chart

What about Puff the magic dragon?
by richP
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 7626

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Re: 2 factor smoke detectors: Those are common in data centers. Saw one that had an ultra sensitive ionization system (had a network of pneumatic tubes in the ceiling to sample the air from various points in the room). That one could smell a blown cap on a power supply and give an early warning of f...
by richP
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 10086

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

Excellent comic, normally I groan at "March Madness" references (wait, it's April already). So many ways we can go with this: * Re-seed the tourney if the goal was to cause the most damage to the court Baseball cleats and glass slippers get the high seeds, Segways could pull an upset if da...
by richP
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"
Replies: 76
Views: 11928

Re: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"

Solar Impulse 2 anyone?
by richP
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 12790

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Are you positing that vampires can still be totally internally reflected? Maybe it's just the silver in traditional mirrors that prevents their reflection... That's the lore in at least some stories, yes. That raises a whole load of questions. Can they be photographed? Chemical photography uses sil...
by richP
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 12790

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

So if we do spot a space vampire, we send up Bruce Willis and ....?
by richP
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1789: "Phone Numbers"
Replies: 27
Views: 6487

Re: 1789: "Phone Numbers"

orthogon wrote:(snip)
(INB4 "cleave").


Or how about "fused"? As in "the intense heat fused the two pieces of metal together" vs "the circuit drew so much current that the wire fused"
by richP
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: 1788: "Barge"

The real question is: what is the name of the barge?
Bargey McPaperDeck?
USS Haha I gotcha?
This isn't the barge you're looking for
by richP
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 24463

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Yeah. Social media enables social interaction. That can't not be worthy of blame. I think the argument is that "Social media" enables asocial interaction, perhaps more so than social interaction. Oops, I'm on a message board, I'm doing this all wrong, aren't I? Umm... of course it's worth...
by richP
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

The 78 RPM reference kinda fell flat for me. The XKCD trope "X is closer to Y than today" only works if you have a meaningful personal connection to X. I don't think I've ever even seen a 78 RPM record (and I grew up listening to both albums and 45s).
by richP
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1740: "Rosetta"
Replies: 35
Views: 6218

Re: 1740: "Rosetta"

The impact speed is low, but we hit it early enough.
by richP
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 11572

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

Alternate explanation for the last image: a what-if involving the moon is going through its last phase (phase referring to the "more power" phase of the comic, not the moon's phase)
by richP
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 73507

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

How many others told themselves "wait for it" when they saw Meghan and Cueball, and "there it is" when Oregon flooded?
by richP
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1725: "Linear Regression"
Replies: 27
Views: 7324

Re: 1725: "Linear Regression"

Rexthor's teapot? Randall is trolling philosophers again?
by richP
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1724: "Proofs"
Replies: 44
Views: 10119

Re: 1724: "Proofs"

Ah yes, higher level math classes. "Prove this theorem". What? nah, that's ok professor, I'll take your word for it. After all, *you're* the guy with the PhD. Plus, you seem trustworthy.
by richP
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1722: "Debugging"
Replies: 22
Views: 5254

Re: 1722: Debugging

Echo244 wrote:...and shouldn't there be quotes around the comic title?

Anyway. At least Cueball found the sword. When I try figuring out why my browser's acting weird, I often end up in a maze of twisty passages, all alike...


I always get eaten by a grue :-(
by richP
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 7321

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

1 Or rather 'about 5ft' or 1.5m for those that prefer metric, which looks like a sloppy way of describing an actual regulatory specification of ' exactly 1.5m', or about five feet for those that prefer imperial. That's one of my many pet hates - media sources converting an approximate figure with r...
by richP
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1701: "Speed and Danger"
Replies: 62
Views: 9035

Re: 1701: "Speed and Danger"

Every other graph-based xkcd comic has featured numerous suggestions for what Randall "missed". He just left plenty of room for us this time.
by richP
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1701: "Speed and Danger"
Replies: 62
Views: 9035

Re: 1701: "Speed and Danger"

So... how controversial is Randall being by marking Formula 1 as faster and more dangerous than NASCAR? Regarding fan feelings, rather than actual hard data? After some quick googling, NASCAR top speed is about 217 MPH, F1 is about 230 MPH. Danger wise, I have no clue, I suppose one could scale bas...

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