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by Reka
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 76
Views: 3373

2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/rolles_theorem.png Title text: I mean, if it's that easy to get a theorem named for you ... "a straight line that passes through the center of a coplanar circle always divides the circle into two equal halves." Can I have that one? Wait, can I auction off the ...
by Reka
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 3424

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

From today's RL crossword: Vessels of the Royal Navy in America (4). "Royal Navy" is used for the letters "RN", America (in this case) is "US". RN in US would be "URNS", which are… vessels. I'm sorry, but that's just infuriatingly and disgustingly obtuse. (No...
by Reka
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2027: "Lightning Distance"
Replies: 44
Views: 3279

Re: 2027: "Lightning Distance"

C'mere, the lot of you. Stand still.

THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK! KER-THWACK!!!

That is all, carry on.
by Reka
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 2832

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

cellocgw wrote:happy Convenience Store Day.

Oh, hey, it's my nephew's birthday. (Well, not really nephew: my cousin's kid, not my sibling's.)
by Reka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 4347

Re: 2013: "Rock"

I immediately thought of Cazaril contemplating his pebble, and apparently, so did Cazaril's creator.
by Reka
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 3728

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

Soupspoon wrote:
Cousj001 wrote:Drat, I though my idea of making a fortune by selling smartphones to whales as already been though of.

[cetacean needed]

THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK!

Also, +1 internets, but THWACK.
by Reka
Mon May 21, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1996: "Morning News"
Replies: 20
Views: 3437

Re: 1996: "Morning News"

Twitter reactions in the story versus a couple pages of Letters to the Editor, usually written by the same group of busybodies and nutjobs. Not seeing the worseness. It was very easy to just not read the letters to the editor. Or the front page. Or the newspaper at all, really, apart from the funni...
by Reka
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 4446

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

chenille wrote:What is the title text talking about? Jaden Smith is only 19.

Isn't that one of those movies that Doesn't ExistTM, like any Matrix movie other than the first one? Or am I mixing it up with something?
by Reka
Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 12983

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

DH = Dear Husband, DD = Dear Daughter, DS = Dear Son. For multiple children of the same gender, you'll sometimes see DD1, DD2, etc. You'll sometimes see these defined as Darling instead of Dear.
by Reka
Fri May 04, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 12983

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

The H in IMHO can't mean "honest", because then IMNSHO doesn't work.
by Reka
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 9366

Re: 1986: River Border

Regarding the title text: Randall, come here. No, right here. A little closer. There. Now stand still.

THWACK! THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK!!!!

That is all, you may go now.
by Reka
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1985: "Meteorologist"
Replies: 54
Views: 9157

Re: 1985: "Meteorologist"

Hungarian does that too, saying "esik az eső" (the rain falls) except that in everyday speech it's usually shortened to "esik", because Hungarians can have sentences with no apparent subject 8-) The thing I can do in Hungarian but not really in English is indirectly complain abo...
by Reka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 8735

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

Zylon wrote:Oh my, looks like Randall's feeling preachy again. Not even trying for a joke.

I dunno, I thought it was pretty amusing. Not the first time he's made this particular observation, but that doesn't make it any less true.
by Reka
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"
Replies: 21
Views: 4186

Re: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"

I don't get it, and explainxkcd isn't being helpful. :(
by Reka
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 5591

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

This looks like a continuation of Interaction.
by Reka
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8054

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Amazon also has their own mobile platform (FireOS), so they have an incentive to make their apps on other OSes utter garbage in order to convince you to switch. See also iTunes for Windows since literally always. Except that's, like, utter nonsense. It's saying, "here, have a free taste of our...
by Reka
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 5666

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Jorpho wrote:Jack Ma and John Adams is a head-scratcher too.

Jack is a nickname for John. No scratching, head or otherwise, required.

I like the Jack White - Meg White - Meg Ryan - Jack Ryan square. And the Yo Yo Ma - Ma Rainey - Jack Ma - Ma Bell pinwheel.
by Reka
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8054

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Actually, somebody posted this to the comment section of explainxkcd: https://www.wired.com/2016/03/closing-apps-save-battery-makes-things-worse/ Basically, a truly-backgrounded ("suspended") app uses no power but can be restarted instantly, while starting an app from scratch is not instan...
by Reka
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8054

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

markfiend wrote:"Closing background apps when you're not using them makes your battery drain faster" Is that true?

That's what I came here to ask. Explainxkcd is not being helpful (yet).
by Reka
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 9678

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

Considering that roads around here usually don't go in the direction they say they do (ie "west" on a certain highway might in fact be more north or south)... Same thing here where I live (Philadelphia suburbs); many of the roads go in a NE-SW or NW-SE directions. [...] just because the r...
by Reka
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 5253

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce. I'm not sure what this means. A reference to the name of the comic (xkcd)? Explainxkcd thinks yes, the title text refers to "xkcd". I guess that's possible: x, c, and d are righ...
by Reka
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1961: "Interaction"
Replies: 28
Views: 3279

Re: 1961: "Interaction"

Hey, Randall? While I do appreciate you including me in your latest strip, I do have more hair than that.
by Reka
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 6518

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

MYSQL SERVER 5.5.45 SECRETLY RUNS TWO PARALLEL DATABASES FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY "S-Q-L" AND "SEQUEL" But does one return results that are subtlety off? As opposed to turning "on" the SUBTLETY flag? Mmm, subtleties... https://i.pinimg.com/736x/72/0c/19/720c19ca873ad1fca544f...
by Reka
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3737

Re: 1955: "Robots"

SuicideJunkie wrote:Wow, these high tech rubber triangles we have at the office have already been rendered completely obsolete!

I think I'm not getting some reference or other. Rubber triangles? Eh?
by Reka
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

For my brother-in-law, every bar on the chart needs to go off to the right quite a bit more, to the point where you can't see their ends and can't tell which one took longer. Yeah, he probably spends more time deliberating about camera bags than the camera itself, but that doesn't mean he doesn't sp...
by Reka
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6613

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Ginger wrote:what the comic is even saying to me? Like, why bother linking Sarahs and chicken pox at all?

Because correlation might not equal causation, but it sure makes for some fun coincidences. :)
by Reka
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6613

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

AndrewGPaul wrote:The chicken pox incidence graph presumably doesn't quite go to 100% at the top of the curve; I'm 38, and didn't get chicken pox until a couple of years ago. :)

And I'm 46 and have never had chicken pox. Comes from not having friends when I was a kid. :)
by Reka
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6613

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Logan? Brooklyn? Harper? It would be a kinder simpler world if David Beckham had been a fictional character just like Wolverine I don't know if you can really blame it on Beckham, though: his (and his wife's) name choices are a product of the times, same as all the other parents out there who think...
by Reka
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

The Strawberry-Banana was first created in stable form by scientists in Wellington, NZ using a tabletop accelerator. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit#/media/File:Kiwi1.1.jpg Interesting theory, but I'm afraid it's easily disproven 1 : I quite dislike strawberry-bananas (probably because I do...
by Reka
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

DavidSh wrote:I have heard about "Strawberry Guavas"

When I lived in California, we had a pineapple guava tree. The fruit didn't explode, so I guess it's a stable combination, but they weren't particularly good.
by Reka
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 6010

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

Wait, you mean pomegranates aren't filled with grapes?
by Reka
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1947: "Night Sky"
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: 1947: "Night Sky"

airdrik wrote:The mountain lion might be occupied with Facebook, but be wary of the cougar which lurks nearby.

Is this a left-Twix/right-Twix thing?
by Reka
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4483

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

I recognize that Randall is as, errr...., bemused as any of us You use that word , but I do not think it means what you think it means. You mean "ceemused" isn't the same thing only even more so? Shall I demuse you all? That'd be quite eemusing. I'm quite femused to find out what's next -...
by Reka
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4483

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

cellocgw wrote:The referenced flame wars are specifically about those topics as regards the Hawaii warning system design and implementation.

I get that. What I fail to understand is what possible relevance they have to the interpretation or enjoyment of this comic.
by Reka
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 4483

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

cellocgw wrote:[irrelevant-seeming details about who is ranting on the internet about what]... I fail to see the redeeming social value of this particular drawing.

Eh?
by Reka
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"
Replies: 21
Views: 4093

Re: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"

I don't get where MSPaint enters into this: surely anyone who's using Powerpoint would have Excel available to them, and would use Excel to generate the charts?
by Reka
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 4749

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Has anyone else ever dreamed that they woke up? I have that dream fairly frequently. It varies how far I get - sometimes I only dream I've physically gotten out of bed, but wake up (for real) before my dream-self makes it as far as the bathroom. Other times, my dream-self makes it all the way to wo...
by Reka
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 5427

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

CorruptUser wrote:Dalmatian Cooking
Atlas Shrugged 2: The Sequel
Modern Eugenics.

Yup it's a haiku.

To be truly horrific, the first line needs to be Cooking Dalmatians. Otherwise, it's just an ethnic cookery book. (Even my revised version could just be about culinarily-talented dogs...)
by Reka
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 4749

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

My school dreams tend to involve me being half-dressed (not naked, but not entirely decent either), and it's not that I didn't prepare for an exam, it's more that I don't know where my next class is. I'm pretty much resigned to most of my dreams taking place in the house I grew up in. Well, those th...
by Reka
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 6695

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

Wait, do they sell beer in 355ml cans over there? Here beer cans are the taller 500ml variant and I've never seen a vending machine selling beer. Yes, beer comes in the same size of can as soda. No, beer is not sold in vending machines, at least not in my memory. (When I was very little, they still...

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