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by SFX
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Azrael wrote:It's time to actually state a clear hypothesis and provide quality data analysis that is consistent with it. Because beating your "The Comic Was Wrong" drum is boring, meaningless and demonstrably incorrect.
by SFX
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117843

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Darvince wrote:It's also quite amusing that every comic that Randall makes about issues facing our world has a backlash from people with one or two posts.
Like so many claims, that just isn't true at all.
by SFX
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

scarletmanuka wrote:Apparently I'm the only one who came to this thread to post that the alien attack
We don't actually know it's aliens. By then it could be humans doing the attacking

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by SFX
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

The next time an argument about Celsius vs F .... I just realized I don't actually know to spell Fahrenheit, OK thanks auto spell checker, the next time the argument starts, here is the YouTube to settle the argument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzVLMNZ_Snk (NSFW, but funny)

You're welcome
by SFX
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

I was clicking random, and look what showed up!

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https://xkcd.com/1245/

I had forgot all about that one

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103904&hilit=1245
by SFX
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Zacen299 wrote:On a different note, will there always be someone who hates base 10
Who hates it?

The hate is for a system that was designed for science, not everyday life.

It's why time and angles and so forth are still not metric. Some things work better for practical living. Others for math and science.
by SFX
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

A bloke walks into a pub and says "Give me 568.26125 Milliliters will ya"
by SFX
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Metric time makes perfect sense. What doesn't make sense is basing it on the second. Define a metric second as 1/100,000 of a day. So 1 metric second is 0.864 seconds. That's a convenient interval. A thousand metric seconds will be about a quarter of an hour, which is also a nice length of time for...
by SFX
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

kelly_holden wrote:Yet?


Yet.
by SFX
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

You know, once we get temperature into metric, we need to change time to metric as well. Can you explain what you actually mean by this? Given that, you know, the second is a base unit of SI... SI contains non metric units, like the degree, minute and second of arc, and of course second, minute, ho...
by SFX
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

The Moomin wrote:Image


Adding a 5 decade and five century forecast would have made it better. Or worse. It's hard to really say.
by SFX
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

However, this is not the sort of device that the original conjecture was about. That was, quite specifically, a land sail craft. The Blackbird is a wind-turbine powered vehicle.
by SFX
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Much of the worlds population has never experienced freezing.

Yet
by SFX
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Except he went for 96 because it's easier to divide water-freezing-to-body-temperature into 64 equal segments than into 68 equal segments. Also, the scale was originally based on three reference points - some particular brine freezing at 0F, pure water freezing at 32F, and body temperature at 96F. ...
by SFX
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17770

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Fahrenheit is perfectly viable for measuring ambient weather temperatures. The 0 and 100 are actually useful in that situation, with 0 being very cold, while 100 is very hot. Both require extra precautions but are completely survivable. Compare Celsius where 0 is a bit chilly and 100 is near-instan...
by SFX
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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by SFX
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 428
Views: 64609

Re: 0526: "Converting to Metric"

Kalium_Puceon wrote:It's nice because it adds a level of physical understanding of how big things are.
That is really cool. Thanks.

blog.xkcd.com/2013/05/15/dictionary-of-numbers/
by SFX
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 428
Views: 64609

Re: 0526: "Converting to Metric"

I've never had spit go clink at -40, but one day walking home from school at -56°C i decided to try it and it really does work (it might have been colder than that even, that was the days high. Yes it was a record). I was impressed. :D So the high for the day was -68.8°F, 100° F below freezing. And...
by SFX
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Sean Young
by SFX
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 428
Views: 64609

Re: 0526: "Converting to Metric"

In the comic, he describes -20C as FUCKFUCKFUCKCOLD

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- 17.777C JUST DOESN'T SOUND AS COLD.

THAT IS ALL
by SFX
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 60569

Re: 0386: "Duty Calls"

That's wrong
by SFX
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 428
Views: 64609

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

cyanyoshi wrote:0°F = -17.77777...°C, which is indeed about -20°C.
You know that's how flame wars start :P
by SFX
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 428
Views: 64609

Re: "Converting to Metric" Discussion

phillipsjk wrote:I was amazed by the weather yesterday (Edmonton).

It was brilliantly sunny, with a temperature of about -20C. (0F).
Bad case of SIWOTI Syndrome kicking in.

-20C is -4 F

(-4°F-32)×5/9 = -20°C
by SFX
Sat May 09, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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by SFX
Mon May 04, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 60754

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

If you independently rediscover information that is in a sense "publicly available" (it's facts about the universe that you can experiment to find out) but obscure and dangerous and thus classified once the government first discovered it, can you get in trouble with the government for tha...
by SFX
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

low- or no-content posts
by SFX
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/giste ... 50&pol=rob

(was doing a long post about climate change)
by SFX
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 60754

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

It was Fred Hoyle. This source mentions it, but it's not the entire story.
by SFX
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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by SFX
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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by SFX
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131335

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Is it over yet?
by SFX
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1390023

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I did this yesterday, I had to
by SFX
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131335

Re: Mar 25th hyphen PROCLAMATION beside Thee SOAPBOX IN SATO

It has been discovered that the evil overlords are more understandable now
by SFX
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131335

Re: Mar 25th - PROCLAMATION beside Thee SOAPBOX IN SATOR SQU

Shit be getting real
by SFX
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1390023

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I wish there was a thread called "We make xkcd slightly better."
by SFX
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3366
Views: 461745

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

7 Apr 2015 – In Kuršumlije, Serbia, and surrounding area, snow fell continuously for 48 hours.
by SFX
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131335

Re: Mar 25th - PROCLAMATION FROM THE SOAPBOX IN SATOR SQUARE

It comes in waves

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