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by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1377: "Fish"
Replies: 288
Views: 37098

Re: 1377: "Fish"

I heard one from I think Neil DeGrasse-Tyson that goes(Paraphrasing): What do you think when you see a bug on the ground? You pass it by because it means nothing to you. Maybe that is what extraterrestrials see when they pass by Earth. And this one, maybe there are predators searching for us, and p...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed May 14, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 20268

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

This is actually about as close as journalism will get to responsible use of hyperbole. They can't say it's 'the' most recognizable arch as that's nearly impossible to quantify in the first place. Converting that to 'one of the' disguises the claim in professionalism, but is still on the wrong side ...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1359: "Phone Alarm"
Replies: 37
Views: 9492

Re: 1359: "Phone Alarm"

I currently have my 64gb Blackberry Playbook relegated to alarm clock status. 'Seems like that's about all it's good for these days. The current wake-up song is set to Pharrell Williams' "Despicable Me". Because nothing is better for morning optimism than a song which instructs you on havi...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1356: Orbital Mechanics
Replies: 36
Views: 12792

Re: 1356: Orbital Mechanics

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by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99475

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

...it's just fucking dating... I don't owe you sex while we're dating. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2b/GuardiansSTAS.jpg/200px-GuardiansSTAS.jpg Clearly the beings of Oa and you have different definitions of those two terms. We stand by our earlier decision. Hey. Fuc...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99475

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

...it's just fucking dating... I don't owe you sex while we're dating. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2b/GuardiansSTAS.jpg/200px-GuardiansSTAS.jpg Clearly the beings of Oa and you have different definitions of those two terms. We stand by our earlier decision.
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1325: "Rejection"
Replies: 515
Views: 99475

Re: 1325: "Rejection"

When you view friends as an intermediary to becoming oartners... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2b/GuardiansSTAS.jpg/200px-GuardiansSTAS.jpg We beings of Oa have considered this intermediary step... and have agreed that we do not wish an oartnership at this time. It's not you, it'...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 83275

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I've always figured... if it's cold enough for me to be comfortable naked, I'm too damn fat :(
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0081: "Catch"
Replies: 54
Views: 13165

Re: What-if 0081: "Catch"

Yeah, their results have to be taken with a considerable grain of salt and filtered with a reasonable amount of common sense. But it is usually enough to at least get a basic idea of the physics involved, so it is still interesting to watch. I'll go along with that. I also enjoy being proven wrong ...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0006: "Glass Half Empty"
Replies: 94
Views: 41590

Re: What-if 0006: Glass Half Empty

Actually, all that matters is if you are trying to FILL or Empty the glass. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=39632 Actually, all that matters is the last known state of volume in the glass. It helps if careful observation is maintained. If the current state of 4 ounces in an 8 ounce glas...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if: chat thread
Replies: 120
Views: 106992

Re: What-If 0076.5: "Merry Xmas"

OK, so "carbon footprint" is defined as the amount of carbon dioxide that an object adds to the environment, right? From what I know about the Death Star, it had a rather small thermal exhaust port - the size of a womp rat, right? So... they must be pretty energy-efficient. Environmental-...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0081: "Catch"
Replies: 54
Views: 13165

Re: What-if 0081: "Catch"

People have got to stop using Mythbusters to prove... well... anything. I don't care how 'sciency' they try to appear. It's still just a TV show and not worth consideration as hard evidence of anything other than "it's cool when things explode". You have a general point, but they did an e...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0081: "Catch"
Replies: 54
Views: 13165

Re: What-if 0081: "Catch"

People have got to stop using Mythbusters to prove... well... anything. I don't care how 'sciency' they try to appear. It's still just a TV show and not worth consideration as hard evidence of anything other than "it's cool when things explode".
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1320:"Walmart"
Replies: 28
Views: 12380

Re: 1320:"Walmart"

"What I really want is to hang out where I hung out with my friends in college, but have all my older relatives there too." I'm assuming Randall was being sarcastic here, but this isn't too far off from my actual thinking. Hmmm. In my universe it's largely the younger relatives and my hig...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1311: "2014"
Replies: 40
Views: 10199

Re: 1311: "2014"

I have to step away from my repetitive snark and thank the Canadians for their driving habits. Really superb. I was there long enough to note the posted signs stating how many thousands of dollars a high-speed ticket could cost, but that seemed to be a bluff. The 502 is absolutely wonderful to drive...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 23890

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

Were you two wearing your hipster glasses when you wrote that? I thought the only ones who had a hard-on for PDF files were Adobe employees themselves. And .jpg works fine for any person smart enough to realize that it's just a .jpeg without the useless 'e'. Don't you remember your PBS kids program...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 17768

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

Are there any good channels besides PBS? The BBC is darned good. At least, it used to be. I forgot. Where else does one get Doctor Who and Top Gear? IPTV and Netflix. I liked some of the older Kitchen Nightmares. Back when Ramsey would talk more about actual restaurant logistics and less about shou...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1301: "File Extensions"
Replies: 102
Views: 23890

Re: 1301: "File Extensions"

I'm not getting the distinction between .jpeg and .jpg; honestly I've never seen a .jpeg file out in the wild. Though I always use .jpeg for JPEG images just to prove to anyone who gives a shit that I, unlike apparently every software developer on the planet, am aware that Windows has been able to ...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. (...) I could care less. I find it funny that since you have an opinion on which way is proper, you could literally care less. Shouldn't you have a comma between 'that' and 'since'? Is there a rule to put a comma before an introductory clau...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

cantab314 wrote:Either way, there will always be a fight before a period.

After which, I always end up with blood on my hands...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. (...) I could care less. I find it funny that since you have an opinion on which way is proper, you could literally care less. Shouldn't you have a comma between 'that' and 'since'? Is there a rule to put a comma before an introductory clau...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. (...) I could care less. I find it funny that since you have an opinion on which way is proper, you could literally care less. Shouldn't you have a comma between 'that' and 'since'? Is there a rule to put a comma before an introductory clau...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

I pay commas way less attention then when writing in my mother tongue. How about the difference between then and than? And proper quote tags? Nope, that's the result of not getting enough sleep today. What's with the corrections anyway? Like I've stirred up a nest of grammar Nazis. If it is because...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. (...) I could care less. I find it funny that since you have an opinion on which way is proper, you could literally care less. Shouldn't you have a comma between 'that' and 'since'? "I find it funny that, since you have an opinion on w...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 28770

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Two spaces after every sentence. That's the proper method. 'Taught that along with my 'ABC's, though I'll admit that many of the more complex concepts of sentence structure and grammar have escaped me. I do remember reading some version of Elements of Style that nullified the Oxford Comma. I also re...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"
Replies: 38
Views: 12707

Re: What-If 0069: "Facebook of the Dead"

The average Facebook user has gotten older over the last few years Surely every Facebook user has gotten older? Just in case you're not kidding—I think "the average Facebook user has gotten older" is shorthand for "the mean age of all Facebook users has increased". I've noticed ...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 35424

Re: 1274: Open Letter

He forgot Colonel Sanders!! Yuck - did you hear the news story today about the analysis of "white meat" in chicken nuggets? Ewwwwwww..... Oh, shush. The Reuters Health article that seems to have people upset? Poorly written and not even that astonishing. We've known for, what, ten years n...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 35424

Re: 1274: Open Letter

Really? All those groups and no love for the various churches of the OTC?

Perhaps Randall is just being modest. Or secretive...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 33173

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

For the love of all that is online and holy... where are the bronies?

Serious. Not a single Equestria? Rarity? Celestia, Luna, Planet Pinkie Pie?

Oh, they're gonna hear from ME!
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed May 29, 2013 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 32038

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

I know ppl were complaining about frame rates, but isn't slowing the sequal down this far a bit of an overreaction? :moray: ah if only. And for the record, give me allllll the fps please. The controversy was all "HURF DURF higher framerate makes things not blurry enough so it looks like shit&q...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue May 28, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0047: "Alien Astronomers"
Replies: 42
Views: 22717

Re: What-if 047: Alien Astronomers

Man. Couldn't you have found a better link for info on the Lorimer Burst? Maybe one that didn't try to sell me a pizza cutter shaped like the Enterprise and lacked the phrase 'cosmic car crash'?
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 14770

Re: 1204: "Detail"

the "plank" part was still the focus of it. It was wrong regardless. Planck lengths are more than just arbitrary units intended to provide a standard frame of reference. They are a function of the relationship between the frequency and wavelength of light. Nearly every intelligible quantu...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39921889

Re: 1190: "Time"

Listen up though, gloomy people; as long as the mouse over says "Wait for it." there is hope. Positive waves is what we need. It's a mother beautiful bridge, and it's gonna be there! (bonus points and cake to anyone who recognises the quote) Just remember; the bridge was blown up before t...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 37265

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

(Actually, I DID get the test wrong from the start, because the question "Do you think all human beings are equal?" is quite loaded.) Yes. That had to be the dumbest test I've ever seen. Some humans run faster than others. Some are taller. Some are tougher. Some are more eloquent, some ar...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 22996

Re: 1181: "PGP"

Security will always, eventually, be broken. I used to worry about my messages being intercepted, so I loaded my pidgeons with mini mini-guns. It worked great, too. Until the cats found a pipeline to mini SAMs. Bastards... I then tried to get the pidgeons to use min chaff. But they kept dropping it ...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:46 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0034: "Twitter"
Replies: 74
Views: 37431

Re: What-if 0034: Twitter

Klear wrote:There's a horse in aisle five.

My hovercraft is full of eels.*


* I speak in trinary, biatch!
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1176: "Those Not Present"
Replies: 139
Views: 23961

Re: 1176: "Those Not Present"

What kind of sanctimonious jerks sit on the floor talking about giant squid? And, what, does their king get to sit on a comfy throne with a hipster béret for a crown?

Oh crap. They can't hear me, can they?
by EpicanicusStrikes
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1173: "Steroids"
Replies: 156
Views: 29961

Re: 1173: Steriods

I've always thought they should just have two contests... one for regular athletes, and one for "all natural" athletes... just like in body-building. Next thing you know, they'll be banning surgical modification. You should read The Science Fictional Olympics ( http://www.asimovreviews.ne...
by EpicanicusStrikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0032: "Hubble"
Replies: 35
Views: 11658

Re: What-If 0032: Hubble

orthogon wrote:The desk is surely atypical in being visible in plan view from space. Is it outdoors? In a glasshouse? On the roof?


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by EpicanicusStrikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"
Replies: 108
Views: 32474

Re: What-If 0030: Interplanetary Cessna

mathmannix wrote:I am not going to mention Uranus.

That's quite all right. It can speak for itself just fine.

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