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by Keyman
Mon May 07, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1971: "Personal Data"
Replies: 82
Views: 7155

Re: 1971: "Personal Data"

the payments you're making are going toward your purchase of the property Do they give up "ownership" of the place where you now live? They don't "give up" anything, except in the sense that the prior owner always "gives up" things upon selling them. Either I'm not und...
by Keyman
Mon May 07, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1971: "Personal Data"
Replies: 82
Views: 7155

Re: 1971: "Personal Data"

...you don't actually own the thing you have, if you own it on borrowed money (using it as collateral). Jose Sorry, that is not correct. The Lender does not own the asset. The Borrower owns it. Then Lender will have some lien against it, and may foreclose and take ownership in event of default, but...
by Keyman
Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 9305

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

While we cannot apologize enough for inflicting Budweiser and its ilk on the rest of the world... "Beer" is having a renaissance in the US. The Brewer's Association said there were 6372 breweries in the USA in 2017. Up 16% from 2016. And way up from a post-Prohibition minimum of only 89 b...
by Keyman
Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 14236

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

Curious, then, that libertarians to centrists are more likely to dismiss such concerns with "none of your business" (pollution and car crashes are everyone's business) than with "some people have good reasons to drive." (They can be compensated.) Who gets to decide when the &quo...
by Keyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 5792

Re: 1986: River Border

I *knew* there was a book in my past....

Heartily recomended. The Rift - Walter Jon Williams
by Keyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 5792

Re: 1986: River Border

Guess I agree it's a crime, even if it's not illegal.

But quite a long way to go to use "marinaritime". :wink:
by Keyman
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 4736

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Chris Evans=>Topher Grace=>Chris Pratt

I guess if I'd have thought about it....
by Keyman
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 7963

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

I'm going to see Stonehenge next month. It always looked bigger than pocket-sized in pictures...
by Keyman
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 4319

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

ANONYMOUS is always a great grab. Beware that apparently some services won't accept some names like that as usernames, even if they're real functional email addresses. I don't have a Facebook account, but for a dev project a few years back I needed to have one because the thing I was helping build ...
by Keyman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 14236

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

[ Or (possibly American-centric perspective here) football games? 100,000 people all leaving a game at once is a pain in the butt every time, but the problem is mitigated somewhat by the fact that they filter out to their various parking spaces at different paces. Pitching the idea that you can jus...
by Keyman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 3042

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

If actual gravity worked the way it does in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity you could unify them all easily. Just make it up as you go along.
by Keyman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 3894

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

jewish_scientist wrote:If there is nothing citizens could do, then why even send the message?

I think the old joke is "Bend over. Put your head between your legs. And kiss your ass good-bye".
by Keyman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 3894

1946: "Hawaii"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hawaii.png Title text: Ok, I've got it, just need to plug in my security key. Hmm, which way does the USB go? Nope, not that way. I'll just flip it and– OH JEEZ IT FELL INTO THE VENT. Hmmmm... this comic the day after somebody bumped the BHG and his Pass-word reuse dile...
by Keyman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 5325

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

TIL there is actual gold inside the sun. Until now I assumed it was all just hydrogen and helium. But I guess if it's hot enough for fusion to happen, there's probably every element in there, including ones with super-high atomic numbers that we still haven't synthesized yet. It's not due to the Su...
by Keyman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 4299

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

This quotation mark added for OCD: " —Brilliand There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name. Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark. So every time I write a comment that is worth quoting I should end it with a quote mark ? ” That...
by Keyman
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 55
Views: 6824

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

Great idea, but it doesn't really tell the story. The people who did not vote at all should be represented, as well. Great idea. I'd love to see ghost icons for eligible voters who didn't vote. And for the even more ghostly ineligible voters : minors, felons, illegal immigrants, aliens in area-51 c...
by Keyman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 55
Views: 6824

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

cellocgw wrote:
Kludgy wrote:
Maps are where the the distortion is


Maps are where the Enemy's Gate is.

The Enemy's Gate is DOWN!
by Keyman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 62
Views: 6912

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

ANC Ankh-Morpork [Not a real place] > Anchorage

It's NOT?!?!?
by Keyman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 6291

Re: 1935: "2018"

Also, I want to register a complaint against my sister: she didn't make a niece-calendar this year, so my office wall is woefully bare. Feel free to download and print the Ecclesiastical Calendar of the Order of the Holy Contradiction, and to join the One True Thread to learn how it came about. :) ...
by Keyman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 6291

Re: 1935: "2018"

Or.... Turn to the second page of the new calendar your administrative assistant has so efficiently provided for you. If there's 29 days, it's a leap year. If there's 28 it's a regular year. If there's more than 29, it's a joke. Or it's one of those "16-month" calendars they sell in mall ...
by Keyman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 6291

Re: 1935: "2018"

Or....

Turn to the second page of the new calendar your administrative assistant has so efficiently provided for you.

If there's 29 days, it's a leap year.
If there's 28 it's a regular year.
If there's more than 29, it's a joke.
by Keyman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"
Replies: 12
Views: 2430

Re: 1932: "The True Meaning of Christmas"

As of now, the only references I get are...back to the cartoon, or to various blogs, etc. that repost/refer back to this cartoon.

Autometaxkcd??
by Keyman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 3603

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

"Ok, Google-" Sound of gunshot and body hitting the floor. In voice of Alexa or Siri: "What can she do for you that I can't?" Yes, my mind took that somewhere dark. I want to take this moment to express my extreme displeasure that trying "Ok, Google" on Siri gets a hum...
by Keyman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1926: "Bad Code"
Replies: 10
Views: 2584

Re: 1926: "Bad Code"

Knowing the only thing I know about 'coding' is what I hear here, and what can be explained down at explainxkcd when these kinds of comics get posted, and having to google terms like "Haskell function" and "parsing html", would: "Who does he think he is, Jon Skeet?" be ...
by Keyman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 6903

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

Rombobjörn wrote:
tempest69 wrote:I hate "degrees Celsius " Centigrade is a much better word

I think "funnygrade" is a much better word than "Fahrenheit".

Fahrsius.
by Keyman
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 3597

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

What a fun day for me. My two favorite fora are talking the same subject. So if you do want to join in some other "irresponsible specializations" the APOD folk are having some fun with it too. For the "real" picture: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171122.html Discussion threads her...
by Keyman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 8535

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

I was mildly surprised to see Minneapolis on the right half of the chart, until I remembered that we regularly have summer days in the 90s. For some reason my brain interpreted this to mean that during summer, your city regularly goes back in time a couple of decades. I see you've been to Our Fair ...
by Keyman
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 7839

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Twitter created a verification badge (Instagram and Facebook have similar) to let you know that you are looking at the real account of a famous person and not a parody account. It makes it easier to tell which tweets are from, say, Donald Trump and not someone pretending to be him and posting outra...
by Keyman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 6587

Re: 1913: "A �"

Probably why it took so long for somebody to start the thread.

Do we know if that counts as just one character, or two, or three, in the newly expanded #280 Twitter-verse?
by Keyman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1908: Credit Card Rewards
Replies: 22
Views: 3124

Re: 1908: Credit Card Rewards

Silly cartoon character. Why limit yourself to just one credit card when you could get two or three and exploit the deals in sequence, transfering your balance between them for extra weeks of 0% borrowing? Except no credit card I've ever encountered applies an introductory no-interest offer to bala...
by Keyman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1906: "Making Progress"
Replies: 21
Views: 4088

Re: 1906: "Making Progress"

qvxb wrote:{by qvxb » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:24 pm America/Chicago}
The chemists are happy. They're celebrating Mole Day.

You almost got it twice.
by Keyman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 5908

Re: 1904: Research Risks

Soupspoon wrote:
Ponyhome wrote:Hey, I saw "Superman: The Movie." That was Lex Luthor's entire plan for wiping out California! (or is that technically not WORLD domination as much as a real estate venture?).

#MakeAmericaCalifornialessAgain?

Probably not the way the #Calexit folks were hoping it would happen.
by Keyman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 6728

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

If you think that diseases are the only thing we'd have to worry about from an alien invasion, well, I hope you're not in charge if it happens. I'm not sure what sequence of events would lead to exobiologists being the first scientists to be interviewed in relation to a potential alien invasion. If...
by Keyman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 5763

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

Company lawyers who love paranoia usually force implementation of all sorts of minimum and maximum rentention dates. Apparently they have no concept of server backups. Yes, that's the main reason given for not retaining things forever. To my mind it comes down to whether stuff you did in the past i...
by Keyman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7107

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Soupspoon wrote:https://xkcd.com/1335/
Ummm...this one seems to be ignoring DST.
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 6278

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Shouldn't those 'dimples' be on that little golfball thingie?
by Keyman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 3570

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

And "...a thing going in front of another thing." Anybody else find yourself having to spend time explaining why that doesn't happen all the time? Whew! https://xkcd.com/1878/ Asked and answered! And it's science-y enough to get the desired response... "O-o-o-ohhh, Now I get it!"
by Keyman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 3570

1877: "Eclipse Science"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eclipse_science.png Title Text: I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point. I'd imagine all the scientists on all the local news shows would just love to be able to...
by Keyman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1876: Eclipse Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 5309

Re: 1876: Eclipse Searches

Turns out it's kinda big, so I spoilered it.
Spoiler:
Image
by Keyman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 5834

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

Twain was a writer with a gift for humor, so mocking made more sense for him than studying... fair enough.

Yeah...this would never have worked with my teachers.

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