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by GulliNL
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 18342

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

I've traveled all the way from 1981 to tell you; I am happy for you guys and I hope there will be many more years for the both of you. Every now and then I check whether there is a new "What-if" and I can get a little disappointed by the lack of updates. But then I think about the fact tha...
by GulliNL
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 64
Views: 15964

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

This one had me blowing air out of my nose repeatedly and more -dare I say- vigorous than normal. Most of the comics I read, find them enjoyable and go on with my daily routine, but this one had the physical reaction as mentioned before. Possibly the alt-text made it even better :)
by GulliNL
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:11 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 47646

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

This is quite possibly the best line in a What-If, if not all of science fiction, so far: You wouldn't really die of anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics. Yeah, the scenario itself didn't get quite as complex or interesting as a lot of other ...
by GulliNL
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29447

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

Nobody rooting for the 28 hour day? If we are going to rearrange the calendar we might as well have all the benefits we can get.

I'm a knuckle counter too, but everytime I make a fist I automatically stick it in the air and become all revolutionary and stuff and forget what I was trying to do.
by GulliNL
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38696

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

Probably ending up with New Netherlands 1 through 53 I guess.

Yay!
by GulliNL
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1091: "Curiosity"
Replies: 70
Views: 19395

Re: 1091: "Curiosity"

I'm from Holland so this morning I got up, made a sandwich, turned to the livestream, cheered, and got off to work :) I would have loved to see a nice clear videofeed from Opportunity following the entire process, from "Superfast Mecha-comet"-stage to "Übercool autonomous flying rocke...
by GulliNL
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:41 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 95550

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

Linguistic trivia: This could also work in Czech; "mol molů" would mean "a mole of moths". (Naturally, this will reduce the total mass by a couple of orders of magnitude.) Mike Rosoft This also works in Dutch; Mol = Burrowing rodent, the SI unit, an infiltrator. Also in music a ...
by GulliNL
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 31488

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

The best part of today's comic is that it reminded me of something ELSE that's been bothering me, and I finally looked it up. I've never met anyone else who's experienced it (in fact, people look at me like I'm crazy when I describe it) but when I I turn my head while looking at a colored light sou...
by GulliNL
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 81543

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Also, sorry if I'm being slow, but: i) why is the Marianas Trench shown in brown, and not in black to indicate that it is in the ocean? ii) what are the horizontal diagrams of the Marianas Trench and the Mauna Kea supposed to indicate? For me (to answer your number 2) it made very clear that when y...
by GulliNL
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 81543

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

dtilque wrote:
ckbryant wrote:Who is Burt Khalifa?


That's a lettering error. It's Burj Khalifa, but the R and J are run together and makes the J look like a T.

Bad Kerning I think.
by GulliNL
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"
Replies: 166
Views: 81543

Re: 1040: "Lakes and Oceans"

Also, sorry if I'm being slow, but: i) why is the Marianas Trench shown in brown, and not in black to indicate that it is in the ocean? ii) what are the horizontal diagrams of the Marianas Trench and the Mauna Kea supposed to indicate? For me (to answer your number 2) it made very clear that when y...
by GulliNL
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1038: "Fountain"
Replies: 78
Views: 22240

Re: 1038: "Fountain"

I love the art in the first panel. I don't know much about drawing, but that seems like it's difficult to do well. It's not a well, it's a fountain ;) In the Netherlands some company came up with storm-umbrella's, capable of keeping their structural integrity in winds up to 120km/h or 75mph, maybe ...
by GulliNL
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319479

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

On a hunch, I tried using Links - the text-only, terminal-window browser... Sadly, nothing special showed up! :( However, it did make obvious the tiny, tiny paragraph underneath the usual disclaimer, which reads: We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm...
by GulliNL
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319479

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I have tweeted a request for screenshot to one of the astronauts in the ISS (the Dutch one, @astro_andre), I hope he will comply :)
by GulliNL
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1034: "Share Buttons"
Replies: 82
Views: 30852

Re: 1034: "Share Buttons"

I actually hate share buttons with a passion. I share your passion, and that took me on a quest to find something to counter those pesky buttons, which led me to the Chrome Extention Shellfish. It supposedly blocks all share buttons which is always great! By the way, the chrome web store added a Go...
by GulliNL
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38851

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

Do you find that there is a spike in the number of times a word in one of your comics is googled when your comics come out? I had to google Dadaist... I wonder if the spike in googles of that could measure in some way the popularity of XKCD... ... and the lack of knowledge of Dadaism the general pu...
by GulliNL
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1018: "Good Cop, Dadaist Cop"
Replies: 135
Views: 38851

Re: 1018: Good Cop, Dadaist Cop

Do you find that there is a spike in the number of times a word in one of your comics is googled when your comics come out? I had to google Dadaist... I wonder if the spike in googles of that could measure in some way the popularity of XKCD... ... and the lack of knowledge of Dadaism the general pu...
by GulliNL
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 51216

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Thank you Randall for at least a thousand laughs (as for some I laughed again when I reread them).
by GulliNL
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 107887

Re: 0980: "Money"

Cool, the Dutch leftist-intellectual-youth-centered newspaper NRC Next has featured a four-page spread (abridged!) on this comic in today's issue :)

They also stressed that one can buy the poster, so hopefully that will boost the sales a bit!
by GulliNL
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 70068

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

http://www.itsalldutchtome.com.au/images/8730.jpg This is what ALL packaging of the low-cost brand Euroshopper (what's in a name) looks like. Plain red with white-ish text and bottom half. For the macaroni or other pasta they didn't even bother to put a descriptive image on the outside, they just m...
by GulliNL
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0961: "Eternal Flame"
Replies: 131
Views: 58358

Re: 0961: "Eternal Flame"

I only got this one because my iPhone is jailbroken and when I reboot it the Beach Ball appears. Although at first I thought it meant Steve Jobs was merely rebooting, that's when I read the alt-text. Beautiful comic, simple but striking. I promoted it on my FB-page to share it with my ignorant (as i...
by GulliNL
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65391

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

If this comic was posted on twentywaystokillpeople.com I would agree with you guys, but come on, this is a COMIC on a website which advertises " A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. " As I said before, people with less than average intelligence or empathy can think of dozens...
by GulliNL
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65391

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

The same people would have gotten themselves or anyone else killed no matter if they had seen this comic. It's called self control, or just plain sanity. I think there are many more examples of movies/games/cartoons/books/younameit where they could have picked up an idea stupid enough to get someone...
by GulliNL
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65391

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Just for some perspective, a 70 meter escalator is roughly 10-12 stories tall at its highest. "Falling down the stairs" for that far is pretty likely to be lethal. Not that I think it would be less lethal, but I believe the height is about 40 meters. If the longest escalator is 70m long h...
by GulliNL
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 65391

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

I used to have a chin-up bar, and I used it to annoy my friend Catherine. I put it in the doorway to my bedroom at about 15cm high so she had to jump over it. Interestingly enough every day when I raised the bar (ha!) a couple of centimeters she kept on jumping over it, even though at some point she...
by GulliNL
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 36899

Re: 0951: "Working"

At the current rate (which is quite good lately) I'm paying $8.67 per gallon in my private car. In my leased car, which had it's gas price fixed for a four year period in the peak oil times of july 2008, I pay $8.93 per gallon. That's right, $8.93 . It's probably cheaper for me to cross the pond and...
by GulliNL
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86079

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

There should be a simple file transfer client that doesn't require usernames. Two people have the software downloaded/installed. When you run the program it you are given a text box and an ID string, a random string of digits (different every time, approximately 9 characters long). The two people t...
by GulliNL
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86079

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Hah, I remember the same guy I got the Duke 3D disks from one day had to give me a part of our essay he made for our school project. His printer was broken so he burned it on a CD. This was still in the days when CD's were REALLY expensive and no one had ever heard of NERO so there was no option whe...
by GulliNL
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86079

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I never thought I would ever say this, but; Randall, get out of my head! There, I said it. Just yesterday I was struggling to send 70MBs of pics I made of my little niece to her dad, all the services I knew either wanted me to register, both the sender and receiver, or began to whine when the file b...
by GulliNL
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169824

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

When I see a full moon I always try to picture the state of Texas overlaying it (you know, like we all learn in middle school some time) and then I think of how small it actually is ;) Then again when I imagine the distance between the moon and our earth I just realise how big Texas is :P EDIT; or ...
by GulliNL
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0941: "Depth Perception"
Replies: 214
Views: 169824

Re: 0941: "Depth Perception"

Great comic, I try to see depth everytime I see the moon. Works for a while usually, cool experience. Always ends with me thinking how sick it is that there were actually people WALKING there. Indeed, and how it just hangs in the sky, floating round and round us. Obviously, when looking at the moon...
by GulliNL
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 28502

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

I know about the plane crash, I know that they recently found the wreckage and I know this must be hard for the people that are grieving. I also didn't think about it for one second until it was brought up here at the thread. This is why I thought the comic was funny, and still think it is. Come on,...
by GulliNL
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 59359

Re: 0859: "("

Well Randall, if you're so 'worried' about people not writing their xkcd parsing scripts right, you could throw in some sql-injection while you're at it ;)
by GulliNL
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44243

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

Angstschreeuw! (Dutch for "fear scream". Guess it being un-sexy fits.) I registered just to learn you an even better example; slechtstschrijvend (translated into worst writing: e.g. Of all the people he is the worst writing. Which is actually good grammar in dutch ;) ) Also; Haaieeieren o...

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