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by Reka
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 5325

Re: 1899: "Ears"

Definitely GOOMHR.

Also, shoulder straps on purses. Do those actually work for people? I mean, without having to continually shrug the shoulder in question?
by Reka
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 12823

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

ucim wrote:Does anybody remember Front Page?

(slinks out)

My work here is done.

Jose

I use FrontPage every day. I'm not sure what your point is.
by Reka
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 7755

Re: 1893: "Thread"

I haven't read it, only the Wikipedia summary today, but it's about *dragon riders*. It really looks to me like the technobabble is just a thin excuse to label a fantasy story as SF. You say that as if fantasy is somehow inferior to science fiction. Pern is actually one of my favorite examples of w...
by Reka
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 7401

Re: 1892: "USB Cables"

This also applies to the various iterations of iPad/iPhone cables. And it's getting increasingly difficult to find the old-style iPad cables, i.e. pre-Lightning connector. (Yes, I have an iPad 2. Yes, it's no longer being updated. Yes, it still works. No, I'm not getting a new one.) Forgot to tag my...
by Reka
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Raidri wrote:Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get?

Given that today is the eclipse, did you really expect today's comic to not be about the eclipse?
by Reka
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 13797

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Relatives in Europe always think we must live in a totally wild/rural area, because we complain about the deer, rabbits, and bushy-tailed tree rats squirrels, but the mid-Atlantic East Coast is actually among the most densely-populated areas of the US.
by Reka
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 12826

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Flumble wrote:Enhancing it just gives you smoother squiggly lines. :roll:

That's just because you don't have CSI/NCIS's magic Enhance! (note the exclamation mark) function.
by Reka
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 10732

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I AM GROOT!
by Reka
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 6106

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

The Russians have already started taking down drones with well aimed spears... https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/160817438189/stephendann-brunhiddensmusings My first thought on seeing that is "ooh, cool tents, but shouldn't they be more colorful?" Second thought, "why is spear-throw...
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 13075

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Not that anyone above the age of 10 writes like this... What I've noticed is that Hungarians have gorgeous handwriting as kids, and atrociously unreadable chicken-scratch handwriting as adults. Americans, on the other hand, have terrible handwriting as kids, and passable/mostly-readable handwriting...
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 6106

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

We just had a British client request a meeting on Tuesday. We had to gently remind them that sorry, no can do, because we're celebrating our independence from their country on that day.
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 13075

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

orthogon wrote:3. We were told that the mark was properly a pair of short vertical lines, not a pair of dots (i.e. not a diaeresis).

Hungarian uses both dots and vertical lines, so you can't fudge it - ö is a different letter than ő, and ü is a different letter than ű.
by Reka
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6868

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

cellocgw wrote:Does "2" really exist?

Of course it does, and 2+2=5... for sufficiently large values of 2.
by Reka
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6868

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

I want to be in this math class.
by Reka
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 7451

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

rundlesm wrote:I don't recognise then shape of the map.
Where is that map of?

explainxkcd says Georgia's 6th congressional district.
by Reka
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 7451

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

This sounds about like how I'd analyze election results.
by Reka
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 7301

Re: 1851: Magnetohydrodynamics

This is one of those comics where I'm kind of afraid to go look at explainxkcd's description.
by Reka
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1850: "Air Force Museum"
Replies: 14
Views: 4257

Re: 1850: "Air Force Museum"

Did White Hat Guy lose his hat? This sort of behavior seems more characteristic of him than of Cueball. Though then again, if White Hat Guy deems a place to be a museum, it'll automatically acquire a gift shop and audio tour guides.
by Reka
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 15387

Re: 1849: "Decades"

airdrik wrote:Lastly, I recall the phrase turn-of-the-century being used to indicate the early 1900s. Perhaps turn-of-the-millennia could be used for the early 2000s?

Surely you mean turn-of-the-millennium?
by Reka
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1845: "State Word Map"
Replies: 53
Views: 11250

Re: 1845: "State Word Map"

cellocgw wrote:The word "pornography" originated from the literal Greek "writing about prostitutes."

Not to be tautological, but the etymological fallacy is a fallacy.
by Reka
Wed May 24, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1841: "Who?"
Replies: 29
Views: 5141

1841: "Who?"

Image
Title text: "Gonna feel even dumber when I realize that all this time he's been talking into a bluetooth thingy and we're not actually friends."

So, Cueball is me... and Hairy is my mom. Awkward.
by Reka
Tue May 23, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"
Replies: 37
Views: 5608

Re: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"

I'll be the very first organism in my entire lineage, going back billions of years, who will have failed to continue the lineage. Ah, the advantages of being an identical twin: I have no kids, and at this point I'm unlikely to acquire any, but since I have a niece, the continuation of my lineage is...
by Reka
Wed May 17, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 5902

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

The main street through our town is typical Pennsylvania style,i.e. it changes names at least every mile or so, with corresponding speed limit changes. However, at no point is the limit higher than 45 mph, and for the section that goes through "downtown", the limit is a very-strictly-enfor...
by Reka
Mon May 15, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 5902

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

My brother-in-law turns on the GPS even for trips he's made literally hundreds of times before, ostensibly because he wants to use the traffic-report feature of his TomTom. Problem one is, even if there is traffic, around here there really aren't good alternate routes - what you gain in not being st...
by Reka
Wed May 10, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 14230

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

Is it contained by bread (or other raised dough product) and able to be eaten easily with one's hands? If both yes, then sandwich. Although this definition puts a strain on the nomenclature of an ice cream sandwich (common U.S. variety, anyway). Ice cream sandwiches contain ice cream between two co...
by Reka
Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1833: "Code Quality 3"
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

Re: 1833: Code Quality 3

by Reka
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1828: "ISS Solar Transit"
Replies: 36
Views: 7790

1828: "ISS Solar Transit"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/iss_solar_transit.png Title text: I guess it's also the right setting for pictures of the Moon at night. If Cueball is anything like the wannabe-photographers I've known, the ISS will have already made its transit while he's sitting there debating about the white balance...
by Reka
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 21971

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Hey, at least it's not Barrayar - there, the 7-Eleven would be closed approximately 2 hours per day.
by Reka
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1824: "Identification Chart"
Replies: 27
Views: 7514

Re: 1824: Identification Chart

cellocgw wrote:Randall was going to include the Wellington but it got the boot.

THWACK!!!
by Reka
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 27085

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

In Colombia (and maybe elsewhere in South America) they have something called "Pan cook", which is a kind of round loaf of bread, hollowed out and filled with tasty stuff (I had a creamy mushroom one). I don't know how they came up with that mix of languages, but who cares, they're delici...
by Reka
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 25018

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

ThatPITA wrote:This is a late response, but I get so confused: Rayleigh died in 1916, and scattering his ashes made the sky blue? What color was it before?

Gray, of course: haven't you watched any old movies? :p
by Reka
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 6153

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

Never mind existential, trying to throw out a trash can can be a practical crisis. When I had to throw out a trash can once, the trash guys kept carefully leaving it behind. It was too big to put it into another trash can, so I ended up having to do my best to crush/mangle it to the point where it w...
by Reka
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 27085

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Mikeski wrote:
jgh wrote:Peen-Lope.

I made the same mistake with "calliope"

Apparently, /CAL-lee-ope/ is the correct pronunciation of the musical instrument in some parts of the US.
by Reka
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 27085

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I always have trouble figuring out what syllable the stress goes on. In Hungarian, it's easy: the stress ALWAYS goes on the first syllable, absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. But in English, that leads to things like /THER-mo-MEET-er/, and people look at you funny if you say that. (Though my siste...
by Reka
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 62
Views: 17588

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

As a member in good standing of the Anti-Pun Enforcement League, my reaction to this comic is THWACK! THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK! Bad Randall, no cookie.

That is all, carry on.
by Reka
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 8979

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

I just want to say, I really, really hate the term "onboarding". It started showing up at work about a year ago, and my reaction to it has not improved with time. There's no rational basis for this hate, mind you -- the term fills a niche that is otherwise hard to describe -- but neverthel...
by Reka
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 24515

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

He's got his red and orange spectrums reversed or shuffled. In actual fact, cherry << strawberry < raspberry (I mean, really, cough medicine ahem, sorry, cherry has to be at the bottom of the scale) and creamsicle < orange < mandarin (yes, orange and mandarin are distinct flavors. And ma...
by Reka
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"
Replies: 57
Views: 11940

Re: 1806: "Borrow Your Laptop"

My boss has the infuriating habit of turning off numlock whenever he uses a computer, even if it's only for a few seconds. Apparently, that little light bothers him. Also, he insists on using 4-8-6-2 instead of the actual arrow keys. I keep wishing I had the time and expertise to make it so that if ...
by Reka
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"
Replies: 29
Views: 6800

Re: 1801: "Decision Paralysis"

The Trabant also has the advantage of being so simple, that fixing it on the side of the road with two spanners and tinfoil is actually feasible from what I've heard. An auto mechanic friend once fixed my mom's (later mine) Volkswagen squareback with a bottle cap (scrounged in the parking lot) and ...
by Reka
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 14421

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

orthogon wrote:Even within a hemisphere, different countries start and end DST on different days, which is why I suggested an animated gif. The US starts DST earlier than the EU. All EU states change at the same time. The former was an Obama policy I believe

Nope, it was the younger shrubbery, ahem, sorry, Bush.

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