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by førtito
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 24214

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Yeah, thing is - forecast up to the day after tomorrow is pretty accurate. At least you won't have 8 hours of sunshine if they predict 10mm/m**2 of rain. I always loved those colleagues at work, who look up some random weather forecast for the destination of their summer vacation and accept that as ...
by førtito
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25236

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I am not addicted to cell phone use, or magazine reading, but I have found that if you DON'T do it in public, invariably SOMEONE will want to talk to you. Indeed. Once an elderly woman asked me at the platform whether the train was going in the right direction, clarifying she did ask me since all o...
by førtito
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25236

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

Is a changing society affecting the behaviour of people or is the changing behaviour of people affecting the society? These are too extreme positions you could hold but in the end the truth will be somewhere in between, I guess. Also, phones allow you to communicate with other people in contrast to ...
by førtito
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29431

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

If there were a USCS second, I highly doubt it would have the same conversion factor as km to miles. It's not like a degree Fahrenheit is 1.609344 C or a gallon is 1.609344 liters, after all. The US aren't even sure what a mile actually is. There is the international mile of 1609.344 meters and the...
by førtito
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29431

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

Wait, the US are using the metric second? I always assumed they'd be using the US second of 1.609344 metric seconds....
by førtito
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1596: "Launch Status Check"
Replies: 26
Views: 6600

Re: 1596: "Launch Status Check"

If it is a duck resume countdown. Will make for a nice meal afterwards.
by førtito
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29431

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

I am wondering what day he is speaking of? 24h days? Siderial days? Or the famous 28h days? https://xkcd.com/320/
by førtito
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233187

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

We had a course in which we used to get old Computers running again by taking parts of several and making one of it. One day the teacher came with a new Computer and that was owned by one of his pupils and told us that "this one was not working". We opened it, supplied it with power and no...
by førtito
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 318934

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Just wanted to add something that has not been mentioned so far - at least to my knowledge: The german comic "Charilift" states June 1948: In response to the soviet blockade of east germany, the western allies construct the berlin chairlift. I don't know if this is a joke but the Soviets n...
by førtito
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 28242

Re: 0839: Explorers

Don't know if anybody realised it up to now: Which king stands on e5? The black king or the white king? If the Bishop is complaining on the misbehaviour of the white knight, it might be the white king he is talking to. Thus the move ."..Bb2" vitually lockes the knight on it's position (c3)...

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