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by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2176: "How Hacking Works"
Replies: 23
Views: 1379

2176: "How Hacking Works"

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Title text: If only somebody had warned them that the world would roll them like this.

Joke's on them, my Passwords book is full of credit card CVVs.
by Moose Anus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2175: "Flag Interpretation"
Replies: 24
Views: 1170

2175: "Flag Interpretation"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/flag_interpretation.png Title text: When Salvador Dalí died, it took months to get all the flagpoles sufficiently melted. I've heard that the reason for half-mast is because the "invisible flag of death" is flying above the American flag. It always seemed to m...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2174: "First News Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 1977

2174: "First News Memory"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/first_news_memory.png Title text: Psychology researchers say our 'flashbulb' memories of big events can be unreliable, but I clearly remember watching live on CNN as Challenger crashed into and destroyed the Berlin Wall. I just remember seeing Stan Atkinson a lot.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2173: "Trained a Neural Net"
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

2173: "Trained a Neural Net"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/trained_a_neural_net.png Title text: It also works for anything you teach someone else to do. "Oh yeah, I trained a pair of neural nets, Emily and Kevin, to respond to support tickets." I trained a neural net to copy new comic thread content from https://chrid...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2170: Coordinate Precision
Replies: 70
Views: 3636

Re: 2170: Coordinate Precision

Sounds like Randall has just discovered the 1977 "Powers of Ten" film. I know this probably won't make much sense to anyone else, but the ending reminds me of this . It might make more sense if I understood even a little Hungarian. strWell, strHere strIs lOne strExample strOf strHungarian...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2170: Coordinate Precision
Replies: 70
Views: 3636

Re: 2170: Coordinate Precision

AndrewGPaul wrote:Cars are usually bigger than people. :) Especially American ones.
Are you saying people who aren't American are commonly bigger than cars?
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2168: "Reading in the Original"
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

2168: "Reading in the Original"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/reading_in_the_original.png Title text: The articles are much shorter, but I assume that's because this version predates the merger with the Hawaiian text that created the modern Hawaiian-Greek hybrid wiki-pedia. My favorite is https://sco.wikipedia.org . I read it in t...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"

I think it's basically deciding on an outcome and then finding reasons to support it while minimizing evidence to the contrary.
by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

2167: "Motivated Reasoning Olympics"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/motivated_reasoning_olympics.png Title text: [later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging. Someone may have posted this...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2163: "Chernobyl"
Replies: 26
Views: 3141

Re: 2163: "Chernobyl"

Since I had no idea there was a show named Chernobyl , I figured that the two had just visited the actual Chernobyl, which seemed like an odd holiday destination... At first I thought that was going to be the joke. One character talking about the show, the other talking about the actual event. I th...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2165: "Millennials"
Replies: 36
Views: 3006

2165: "Millennials"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/millennials.png Title text: Ironically, I've been having these same arguments for at least a decade now. I thought we would have moved on by now, but somehow the snide complaints about millennials continue. Huh, and here I thought, "I'm just saying," was a mil...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2164: "Glacier"
Replies: 15
Views: 1961

Re: 2164: "Glacier"

I think what happens is the sword gets stuck in the glacier like in the comic, and then the glacier hits a rock and drives the sword into the rock. Then the glacier melts, and then someone has to pull the sword out of the stone. But the rock ended up breaking with the pressure from the glacier and a...
by Moose Anus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2162: "Literary Opinions"
Replies: 17
Views: 1972

2162: "Literary Opinions"

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Title text: If I really focus, I can distinguish between John Steinbeck and John Updike, or between Gore Vidal and Vidal Sassoon, but not both at once.

I've always thought Theodor Geisel was similar to Dr. Seuss.
by Moose Anus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2160: "Ken Burns Theory"
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

2160: "Ken Burns Theory"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ken_burns_theory.png Title text: Some of the KBCU ancillary works try a little too hard to tie everything together. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the sports journalist featured in "Baseball," was somehow ALSO a famous historian who wrote bestselling biographies of Lin...
by Moose Anus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2158: "Qualifiers"
Replies: 21
Views: 2469

Re: 2158: "Qualifiers"

One of the most difficult things about speaking a foreign language is not having access to these kinds of paralinguistic phrases, meaning that you're completely tongue-tied while you try to work out what to say. Conversely, if you learn an extensive enough repertoire, you can sound fluent even if y...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2158: "Qualifiers"
Replies: 21
Views: 2469

2158: "Qualifiers"

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Title text: [20 minutes later] ", hi."

That's just my 2 cents, I'm just sayin', or whatever, just being honest.
by Moose Anus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 2883

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

RogueCynic wrote:
Moose Anus wrote:
Reka wrote:I graduated from UCSD 25 years ago, and still haven't received my lightsaber. What gives?
They mailed it to you 6-8 weeks after you graduated, but it was mailed from far, far away.


Don't they have ships that can travel the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?
They did a long time ago.
by Moose Anus
Fri May 31, 2019 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 2883

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

Reka wrote:I graduated from UCSD 25 years ago, and still haven't received my lightsaber. What gives?
They mailed it to you 6-8 weeks after you graduated, but it was mailed from far, far away.
by Moose Anus
Wed May 29, 2019 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2156: "Ufo"
Replies: 18
Views: 2561

2156: "Ufo"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ufo.png Title text: "It's a little low for a weather balloon; it might be some other kind." "Yeah. Besides, I know I'm the alien conspiracy guy, but come on--the idea that the government would care about hiding something so mundane as atmospheric temperat...
by Moose Anus
Wed May 08, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2147: "Appendicitis"
Replies: 11
Views: 3181

2147: "Appendicitis"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/appendicitis.png Title-text = "Fortunately, after a brief skirmish, I seem to have gained the upper hand in the battle against my internal organs, at least until they learn to read and find out the mean stuff I've said about them." I don't remember seeing any ...
by Moose Anus
Wed May 08, 2019 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 28
Views: 4876

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone. Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors. Some flake-form cereals can be predisposed to acts of lactic treachery: you pour the milk on a flake whose geometry sends a portion of the cal...
by Moose Anus
Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2146: "Waiting for the But"
Replies: 28
Views: 4876

Re: 2146: "Waiting for the But"

But it's milk before cereal/tea/jam on a scone. Is milk before cereal an actual thing? Some people must have very large cereal bowls or very splashy floors. I like it, but only for the special case of the original Shredded Wheat. You know the big ass ones that you can only fit 3 in the bowl if you ...
by Moose Anus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 8942

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

cellocgw wrote:Singularities are really big.
I mean yeah, it's big, like our solar system is big. But this is a galactic core. It seems really small for something like that. I guess it just shows how incredibly compressed everything is.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 20402

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 20402

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Opus_723 wrote:
Jorpho wrote:There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?


I really wish we knew that answer to this, I'd rather not clickspam if I don't have to.
Reddit says you only get 1 vote.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 20402

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

crystalmeph wrote:I pick Alligator to go all the way.
You just lost to a turtle.
by Moose Anus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 20402

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

I'm betting on □.
by Moose Anus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1841

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1841

Re: Ouija

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by Moose Anus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1841

Re: Ouija

[meta] Or I guess anyone can ask a question now, since the Goodbye person did not.
by Moose Anus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1841

Re: Ouija

[meta] Now it's your turn to ask a question, patzer.
by Moose Anus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ouija
Replies: 29
Views: 1841

Ouija

1) Ask the spirits a question. I advise something open ended. 2) People respond with one character per post. 3) You may not respond to your own one-character. You must wait until someone else posts another one. 4) When the chain should end, someone responds with Goodbye. 5) Whoever said Goodbye asks...
by Moose Anus
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 10858

2104: "Biff Tannen"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/biff_tannen.png Title text: I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable. Just think of what scientific advances Biff could have effec...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2087: "Rocket Launch"
Replies: 14
Views: 4534

Re: 2087: "Rocket Launch"

explainxkcd.com is failing me: can anyone explain the Care Bears reference? The Care Bears live in Care-A-Lot, which is also where a lot of clouds form in the atmosphere. The clouds can obscure stray Care Bears and the rocket can "accidentally" hit some due to poor visibility. In extreme ...
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 3277

Re: Neighbours

12. The white house owner does not like the color white
Aww.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11485

Re: 2084: "FDR"

angelus911 wrote:According to Wikipedia, the Crete earthquake was July 21, 365. Is he using another source?
Either that or he got it wrong because he has no mnemonic for it.
by Moose Anus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11485

2084: "FDR"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/fdr.png Title text: June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the '5th of November' thing is still going strong over 400 years later. A comic which will...
by Moose Anus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 17357

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

orthogon wrote:Maybe after the new definition kicks in, the French will sell us "le grand K" cheap.
At first I thought you might be making a Royale with Cheese joke.
by Moose Anus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"
Replies: 35
Views: 7911

2072: "Evaluating Tech Things"

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Title text: Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

I'm pretty sure this was the plot of Twister.

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