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by pernishus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 14472

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

by pernishus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 14472

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

The unixkcd console under System -> / -> home/ -> guest is sweet. Anyone figured out if cd command does anything?
by pernishus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

Now I want a ride in one of these things. Can anyone find some listing for places that would take passengers? Close to the Midwest if possible.
by pernishus
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

I don't know what the one thing is, and whether the normal instinct is thought to be nose up or nose down in a normal airplane (cusiously, after a widely-distributed warning about tailplane stalls in icing conditions, where the correct response is to nose up not down, a commercial flight crashed in...
by pernishus
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 6359

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

I thought there was a good chance there was a more significant connection between Ayn Rand and Rand Paul, but apparently not. From the Rand Paul Wikipedia article: Despite his father's libertarian views and strong support for individual rights, the novelist Ayn Rand was not the inspiration for his f...
by pernishus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 6321

Re: 1962: “Generations”

Since I know Randall is a fan of House of Leaves, I was wondering if Generation f might be a reference. After reading the Jamestown colony section, I remember Johnny going through a period of replacing s's with f's. Maybe a stretch, but seems like a possibility.
by pernishus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 11885

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

Soupspoon wrote:"Richard Of York Gave Cattle In Vain"? Naw. Doesn't work.

:P


Perhaps Richard of York was trying to help out some vegetarians suffering through a famine?
by pernishus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1886: Typing Notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 3744

Re: 1886: Typing Notifications

This comic messes with my eyes, I keep seeing gray dots appear by the internal corners of the frames. Anyone else get that effect?
by pernishus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 11885

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

Pfhorrest wrote:It should really be ROY G CAB is you want a properly-balanced spectrum by modern color theory. Hue angles 0, 30, 60, 120, 180, 210, and 240; red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, azure, blue.


Where is purple/violet in your model?
by pernishus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 11885

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

I propose that it's time to replace ROY G BIV with ROY G CIV. The last three colors should clearly be Cyan, Indigo, Violet; there is not a clear difference between blue and indigo, but cyan can be easily distinguished from indigo. And I'm sure Roy would be fine sharing the name of a terrific video g...
by pernishus
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1877: "Eclipse Science"
Replies: 18
Views: 4196

Re: 1877: "Eclipse Science"

I heard almost this exact style of interview on NPR yesterday (minus the snarky replies of course). Randall nailed it!
by pernishus
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 5177

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Are you thinking of this one? https://xkcd.com/1373/ I don't think so. I feel like it was something about not being able to do stuff outside because of being stressed about his phone dying. Or maybe he was worrying about losing a wifi connection, or maybe I'm just crazy, haha! 1802 ? Yep, that's it...
by pernishus
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 5177

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

sfmans wrote:Are you thinking of this one?

https://xkcd.com/1373/


I don't think so. I feel like it was something about not being able to do stuff outside because of being stressed about his phone dying. Or maybe he was worrying about losing a wifi connection, or maybe I'm just crazy, haha!
by pernishus
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 5177

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Wasn't there another xkcd comic that discussed worrying about his mobile device dying? Might have been a graph or something, I can't remember. Can anyone help me out on this, it's driving me a little nuts.
by pernishus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 20728

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

It says "Open 24 Hours", not "Open 24 Hours a Day". That means the store gets 24 hours total operational time. Then they have to bulldoze it and start a new one. Reminds me of an old Michael Wright (?) joke where he shows up at some 24/7 convenience store and the door is locked....
by pernishus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 38623

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Well folks, props to Randall for anticipating world record Olympic record pole vaults at Rio. Sorry to be a bit pedantic, but it wasn't a world record. The world record was set in 2014 by a Frenchman in Ukraine. And how does Ukraine's local gravity compare to that of London and Rio? I don't know of...
by pernishus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0852: "Local g"
Replies: 159
Views: 38623

Re: 0852: "Local g"

Well folks, props to Randall for anticipating world record pole vaults at Rio.
by pernishus
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1580: "Travel Ghost"
Replies: 38
Views: 8083

Re: 1580: "Travel Ghost"

Is the title text a reference to Michael Keaton's Multiplicity? I'm pretty sure one of the clones made it into the bedroom at least once.
by pernishus
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 241
Views: 81528

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

This Arimaa player cannot disagree more. Omar placed that limit because he wants to have software beat humans, not just the hardware getting better and better. I agree that Shogi can be placed after Arimaa though. So far the top players are still able to beat computers easily, as they have a weak g...
by pernishus
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 12948

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

In the extra astronauts scenario, perhaps Neil Armstrong's alter-egos winked into existence like the scene from Xenocide.

Hopefully one of them is not the Hegemon.
by pernishus
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 80
Views: 16904

Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

I recently learned that 50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fanfic, so putting them on the map together certainly makes sense.
by pernishus
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 80462

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

"So does anybody still read xkcd?"

I generally just go straight to explainxkcd.com.
No explanation yet for Monday's comic at 8:15?!! How do I start my day?
by pernishus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 22979

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

sevenperforce wrote:
Whizbang wrote:What happens when you point a laser pointer at the moon?

You would miss.


Even if you do miss, keep shooting! One day we'll bring down that stupid sky circle.
by pernishus
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 22979

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

In reference to footnote 2, Eddington came up with a great idea for measuring lifetime accomplishments: Eddington number for cycling Eddington is credited with devising a measure of a cyclist's long-distance riding achievements. The Eddington number in the context of cycling is defined as E, the num...
by pernishus
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 42683

Re: 1061: "EST"

N031 - I salute your programming efforts. I just don't understand why you initialized when you did - it seems like your starting EST value is 307 hours behind what the time would be using Jan 1st 1970 0:00 as time 0. Also, your converter tool seems to give the same EST value for the normal times 197...

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