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by Patteroast
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 23943

1500: Upside-Down Map

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/upside_down_map.png Title: "Due to their proximity across the channel, there's long been tension between North Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Southern Ireland." Being a huge geography nerd, this map makes me twitch uncomfortably and make pain...
by Patteroast
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0126: "Stairs"
Replies: 67
Views: 25888

Re: What-If 0126: "Stairs"

<snip> Also, what's with the weird "s" in the first image alt text? The "weird s" (as well as the u's instead of 'v's) is from an older way of writing. It's basically an 'f', but only used at the start of a word. I have no idea why the [alt/title] text is written that way, but I...
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Foarm wrote:
Patteroast wrote:Latest I'm reading is that although the harpoons didn't fire, the ice screws did and Philae is still on the surface and returning data.

Where did you read that?

Emily Lakdawalla on Twitter.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Hang on, there's an ALICE on Rosetta as well as in the LHC ? It really is time there was a central naming registry for big science experiments to avoid embarrassing clashes like this. There's one on New Horizons , on its way to Pluto next year, as well. Latest I'm reading is that although the harpo...
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Okay, couldn't resist posting this one!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Welp. I'm going to collapse into a heap on the keyboard until the pictures come down and then fall asleep. Yay!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

On the surface! Harpoons worked!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

16:05
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by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

YES
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

16:00
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*runs around the room yelling and flailing madly*
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:55
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I've got four tabs open. xkcd, the xkcd forums, Twitter, and the ESA livestream. Just waiting for loud noises from the last one. Watching everyone's faces and freaking out over every smile or frown is too much.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Going crazy from nerves.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:50
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Now this one is completely true.
I mean, AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:45
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If things don't work out, this will be the most depressing xkcd ever...
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:40
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Prime Minister: Wait, if we're not going to destroy it, then what are the harpoons for?
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

ETA: Double ninja'd. There's now a link to xkcd1446.org.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:30
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I was wondering how Randall was going to handle the wait between when landing actually happens and when we hear about what happened back here on Earth...
Even the whales are anxious!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:25
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Practical applications already!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:20
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Almost...
ETA: There are some cool pictures already here: Planetary Society
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

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by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

15:10
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Wheee!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

14:40
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Try not to land on that whale!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

14:05
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Sorry about the 12-hour times. At least I was using UTC.
Philly's feeling brave again. :)
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

1:55
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by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

1:50
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Philae has gone from worried to worried.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

1:40
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More to worry about. Hi, sleepy American scientists!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

1:35
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???
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Looks like the selfies came in!
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

1:00
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Gee, thanks for the reassurance, Rosetta. Feeling much better.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Maybe the cometrocks are also spacewhales?
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Shocking new evidence of spacewhales uncovered. Tune in for more at 11.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "Landing"

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A distinct lack of spacewhales.
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "???"

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Space selfies.

ETA: The actual space selfies should be coming in in about two hours. :)
by Patteroast
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224542

Re: 1446: "???"

Separation is successful, although I don't see it in... oh, literally as I'm typing this it updated. Whee!
by Patteroast
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 75538

Re: 1431: Marriage

Yeah, nobody that I've heard of has suggested legally defining marriage as "something religious, go ask your church about it, we're not involved". Rather, just that the state should take no care at all as to whether or not two people are married, any more than it cares whether or not some...
by Patteroast
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 75538

Re: 1431: Marriage

Not trying to derail the conversation back towards religion, but there's one major point that bothers me about the idea of making marriage a religious-only ceremony, and calling the legal recognition by the state by some other name. I'm an atheist. If I find myself in a relationship with a person th...
by Patteroast
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1415: "Ballooning"
Replies: 48
Views: 12959

Re: 1415: "Ballooning"

Neil_Boekend wrote:And is it a fetish with humans?


Yes.
by Patteroast
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 92
Views: 26060

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

I'd really like to see this extended outside the US, but I suspect it's quite a lot tougher to get the appropriate data. Some other areas along the North Atlantic might have similar datasets, though. I know I've seen rainfall maps that cover parts of the Caribbean and Mexico for a large number of st...
by Patteroast
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 38239

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

Awesome. As an obsessive planetary astronomy nerd, I love this. My only concern is whether the Kuiper Belt has been included... the official dwarf planets are surprisingly large on this, and there are about a dozen similarly sized ones that are not yet official, and then well over a hundred smaller ...
by Patteroast
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1388: "Subduction License"
Replies: 59
Views: 15639

Re: 1388: "Subduction License"

That's a gloriously groan-worthy pun in the alt-text.

(For those that don't get it: a normal fault.)

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