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by BrianK
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 6013

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

In the Washington section, I thought "This would be a great place to play George Washington Carver. I wonder if he allowed for three-word names?" Then I saw Olivia Newton John and Long John Silver. Do you get bonus points based on the number of words on each domino?
by BrianK
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 8691

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

moody7277 wrote:Based on today's exchange rate, one degree Felsius is about a buck twenty.


That should reduce heating and cooling costs quite a bit.
by BrianK
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 8691

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

I think the better compromise is to use 0 for the freezing point of water and 200 for the boiling point. The Fahrenheit people get to keep their body temperature and "nice" weather numbers. The Celsius people get to keep "negative == ice" and scientifically supported definition.
by BrianK
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"
Replies: 31
Views: 5145

Re: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"

You could put one camera in each corner of the screen and synthesize a Picasso-esque flat image from the four perspectives.

Great, now I feel a need to take 4 selfies and stitch them together with Panorama Factory. Sigh.
by BrianK
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1804: "Video Content"
Replies: 64
Views: 11428

Re: 1804: "Video Content"

If they want to start feeding us information via our tongues, we're going to need one of these:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... h-tongues/
by BrianK
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 20323

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

JeromeWest wrote:Though judging by the general lack of synonyms here, perhaps we should just go with "Professor Whip and the Magical, Marvellous Fridge of Invincibility".


Gold. Pure gold. +1 Internets for you.
by BrianK
Tue May 19, 2015 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 108631

Re: The "What-If?" Book

And now the book is on Bill Gates summer reading list. If *that* doesn't sell Randall enough copies to go back to doing cartoons full time, then nothing will.

http://qz.com/407956/its-here-bill-gate ... ding-list/
by BrianK
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0126: "Stairs"
Replies: 67
Views: 23313

Re: What-If 0126: "Stairs"

eviloatmeal wrote:Unsalted?! Won't you need electrolytes?!

And water, too. Can't forget the water. I wonder how many gallons (US)/liters/pints (UK)/acre-feet of water a person will lose through exhalation and perspiration per hour of strenuous exercise?
by BrianK
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1426: "Reduce your payment"
Replies: 35
Views: 12428

Re: 1426: "Reduce your payment"

If he wants to oxidize the mortgage statement, maybe he should use chlorine trifluoride . Not dioxygen difluoride ? I was going on the hypothesis that they had somehow managed to print the bill on something that was immune to reacting with oxygen but would succumb to the wiley ways of ClF3. Because...
by BrianK
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1426: "Reduce your payment"
Replies: 35
Views: 12428

Re: 1426: "Reduce your payment"

If he wants to oxidize the mortgage statement, maybe he should use chlorine trifluoride . The compound also a stronger oxidizing agent than oxygen itself, which also puts it into rare territory. That means that it can potentially go on to “burn” things that you would normally consider already burnt ...
by BrianK
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0106: "Ink Molecules"
Replies: 43
Views: 10952

Re: figure 3 seems to be wrong

So our answer, according to Fermi estimation, is in the neighborhood of a high 18-digit number. ... but the illustration clearly shows a 21-digit number: http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=45260 7 groups of 3 is 21 digits ... with the title text " 'Plus or minus half a digit' is a weird...
by BrianK
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1345: "Answers"
Replies: 61
Views: 15814

Re: 1345: Answers

We sleep because garbage collection.

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2013/ninds-17.htm
by BrianK
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1345: "Answers"
Replies: 61
Views: 15814

Re: 1345: Answers

I hope I have enough posts to be able to do links...
by BrianK
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"
Replies: 51
Views: 34720

Re: What-If 0087: "Enforced by Radar"

Wouldn't it be much easier to embed electromagnets in the road and induce eddy currents in the speeding cars?
by BrianK
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"
Replies: 39
Views: 18402

Re: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"

Mythbusters actually tackled both concepts here. The first to discuss is the human hair rope. It comes from relatively short strands braided together. The strength of the hairs themselves are relatively meaningless because the joints are the failure point. They did a lot of braiding and were able t...

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