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by RogueCynic
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2137: "Text Entry"
Replies: 34
Views: 1594

Re: 2137: "Text Entry"

Do you think things are bad here?

http://www.linguanaut.com/chinese_alphabet2.htm
by RogueCynic
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"

The EHT website states that: The imaging algorithms we developed fill the gaps of data we are missing in order to reconstruct a picture of a black hole. The mind boggles at the opportunities: what will they fill the gaps with? Frog DNA. Aaaaaaannnd we have a WINNER Hmmm, what actually happens if yo...
by RogueCynic
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: 2133: "EHT Black Hole PIcture"

Someone's trying to get a picture of the center of a black hole? I have one. Here you go.

BlackHole.jpg
by RogueCynic
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 43
Views: 4727

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

by RogueCynic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2098: "Magnetic Pole"
Replies: 21
Views: 4460

Re: 2098: "Magnetic Pole"

I was going to make a snide remark about the poles reversing but was beaten to the punch. I guess I'll blame the drifting on global warming.
by RogueCynic
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2080: "Cohort and Age Effects"
Replies: 19
Views: 4261

Re: 2080: "Cohort and Age Effects"

In related news, the funeral home industry is headed to crisis, as studies reveal millennials have funerals at a much lower rate than previous generations. Funeral homes are in trouble anyway. They have no repeat business like barber shops. Fortunately, here in Massachusetts, Millenials (and Baby B...
by RogueCynic
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 13981

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Just in case anyone was out of the loop, this comic was inspired by a recent vote to adjust the definition of the kilogram. They're not actually changing how much a kg is, since that would be insane. They are keeping the end result but changing how you arrive at that result. So, they are adjusting ...
by RogueCynic
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"
Replies: 27
Views: 5985

Re: 2063: "Carnot Cycle"

That is a weird looking carrot.
by RogueCynic
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2062: "Barnard's Star"
Replies: 14
Views: 4198

Re: 2062: "Barnard's Star"

I think they're screaming because they're moving so fast. I figured it was a sort of weird Doppler thing, plus screaming to get my attention. on a related note, maybe Wobler should have written his game to travel to Barnard's Star instead of Alpha Centauri. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&...
by RogueCynic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 8849

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

December I got a message on my answering machine saying there was a problem with my tax return and if I did not call back they were going to send the "cops" to arrest me. A couple weeks later I got a call I did not pay my bill and they were going to "shut my computer off". In Jan...
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5975

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

I'm not sure whether a simple set of 27 cubes would work - a lot of the magic of a Rubik's Cube is in the action of scrambling it, which is lost if you have to be careful to keep it together and simulate the constraints the Rubik's Cube enforces automatically. On the other hand, if there's a way to...
by RogueCynic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 17
Views: 4004

Re: 2047: "Beverages"

What shape does your stomach take when drinking carbonated beverages?
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 9309

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

bobdc wrote:A related question, asked by comedians for decades: why is it that we park on a driveway but drive on a parkway?


On topic: Why is something sent by a land vehicle called shipment, but when sent by a sea vehicle called cargo?
by RogueCynic
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 4459

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

If the numbers don't add up to 100, say the difference is the "margin of error".
by RogueCynic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 45
Views: 12332

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

gmalivuk wrote:They did finish at the last panel, though. Like, by definition.


Sorry, I meant the third panel.
by RogueCynic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 45
Views: 12332

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

The comic would have worked for me if they finished at the last panel. Still good though.
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 4252

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

richP wrote:"Irony" and "literally" are frequent candidates for the "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means" award.


See:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIP6EwqMEoE
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 11472

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

... and Ringo's part in this scheme is?


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by RogueCynic
Fri May 25, 2018 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 11482

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

While reading this I struggled with the urge to just scroll to the bottom and click agree. I sometimes wonder how many times I've sold my sould already and whether that makes me a con artist. I have a sig on another website that legally binds the reader to render their soul to me. One person has al...
by RogueCynic
Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1990: "Driving Cars"
Replies: 86
Views: 12650

Re: 1990: "Driving Cars"

This. This is why I didn't actually get a driver's license until I was 24 even when the legal driving age in my state is 16. Some people are excited about every opportunity they get to control a two ton lethal weapon at breakneck speeds down crowded roadways where pedestrians can invade without war...
by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 12724

Re: 1986: River Border

I wonder if Randall has ever been to 5 Corners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYtUalYdWg
by RogueCynic
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 23898

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

I've thrown out all my socks and replaced them with the same kind before. Need to do it again soon, picked up various non-standard socks over the years and have it's made pairing them up after doing laundry difficult again. I have all white socks. One day I wasted a considerable amount of time tryi...
by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 20155

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Wow, Randall is really down on this childhood thing.

childrens_fantasy.png
by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 7756

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Do you get points if the tiles spell someone's name? That would be awesome.
by RogueCynic
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 7800

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

When it comes to 404 pages, here are twoof my faves https://www-s.acm.illinois.edu/sigmil/ (note that this code originated elsewhere and has been culturally appropriated by many sites) https://www.thingiverse.com/3828582178572 Maybe you should try a lithium ion battery in the cmos.
by RogueCynic
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 13400

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Let's celebrate the new emoji.

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by RogueCynic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 7047

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

I saw the blackout too. OK, the title text seems to imply there was 28 seconds (18 hours / 2300) of dead air somewhere around the middle of the broadcast. I was watching but didn't notice anything like that. Did I miss something during a halftime restroom break? Maybe they blanked out Timberlake? :)...
by RogueCynic
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 7417

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Am I the only person who noticed the only emals marked as read were from female candidates?
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 9742

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

You could bankrupt every country on Earth a million times over by dumping that amount into the economy.


I say we do it.
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 6678

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Am I the only one who had the dream where you go up a staircase and the staircase never ends? If so, don't read "The Phantom Toll Booth".
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 6137

Re: 1941: "Dying Gift"

I think I'll leave my stuff to the relative who can prove the last non zero digit of pi is 4.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 7824

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

Does the Phantom Trolley have to pass through the Phantom Tollbooth, or does it use a Speed Pass? Humans just suck at computers. That sums up the entire industry rather well – both hardware and software. Humans just suck at understanding large systems of any sort. Hundreds or thousands of very very ...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 13711

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

The UK rail network has three-letter codes for all the stations. Looking at the list in the comic, the following codes exist: ATL: Attleborough HGM: Higham ANC: Ancaster SAN: Sandown DTW: Droitwich Spa EWR: East Worthing STL: Southall SMH: Stamford Hill BLT: Blantyre MIA: Manchester Airport CLT: Cl...
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 6368

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

Long, Loooong ago, when home answering machines were a new thing (and ran analog, with cassette tapes...), I set the answer message to end with "...to leave a message, press STAR One now." And some people did. Probably just as long ago. A friend of mine had a number that was taken out of ...
by RogueCynic
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 3927

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

svenman wrote:While I can't speak on behalf of cellocgw and have no experience with Tinder, I find it plausible to assume that "LTR" is supposed to mean "long-term relationship".

Not that I'm an expert on that kind of thing...


I have never seen Tinder. Do people still use it?
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"
Replies: 22
Views: 5504

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Speaking of self driving cars, I wonder how our friend is doing:

https://xkcd.com/1559/
by RogueCynic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 9981

Re: 1913: "A �"

BHG could pull this off.
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1903: "Bun Trend"
Replies: 24
Views: 4779

Re: 1903: "Bun Trend"

Still no reference to this horrific trend? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9kY3U1_bWAhVI0oMKHdstAIwQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manbunhairstyle.net%2F&psig=AOvVaw2qmk2vcE3KS6M9hfmgzQ_g&ust=150829...
by RogueCynic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 61
Views: 12065

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

I should talk to Randall. I have a part time job doing international shipping at UPS. Some of the misprints on the labels would make your heads spin. At least I hope they are misprints. Strongville, postal code 44394 is in the US Virgin Islands. Columbus, postal code 43229 is in Vanuatu, Bourne, pos...
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 6683

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

keithl wrote:I prefer random maritime disasters to scheduled maritime disasters, though the latter can be easier to avoid.



I think I prefer the scheduled ones. They can be fun to watch if the ship explodes before sinking.

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