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by nathanmacinnes
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29509

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

This is crying up for a follow-up involving some kind of stamp-collecting debate where they eventually pull out the shanks.
by nathanmacinnes
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 35264

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Constant time contour lines curving round the chart would have been helpful. They could be called isochrons.
by nathanmacinnes
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1169: "Expedition"
Replies: 58
Views: 12650

Re: 1169: "Expedition"

Condor70 wrote:Half an hour? In that case our explorer probably missed Tropospheric radio relay station 4/102 "Ural" about 300 miles south of the Lena delta (also found by exploring Google Maps).


Depends how far he was zoomed in...
by nathanmacinnes
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1162: "Log Scale"
Replies: 135
Views: 31098

Re: 1162: "Log Scale"

zukenft wrote:this comparison was bad, because the energy density in uranium is due to nuclear fission, while the others are due to chemical reaction.


The comparison is fine. It's comparing the energy density using the methods available to current technology.
by nathanmacinnes
Wed May 23, 2012 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20463

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

nigenet wrote:Will there be prints of this comic available in the XKCD store? Then we can have some fresh prints of Bel-Air...


I hope you wore your best sunglasses.
by nathanmacinnes
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25536

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

UniqueScreenname wrote:what is TL;DR?


Too long; didn't read.
by nathanmacinnes
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 34964

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Someone's already pointed out the Hitchhikers reference. But does anyone remember that Futurama episode where Fry goes back to his old bank and his few cents have turned into billions of dollars? I made sure I verified their calculations when I saw it. Can't remember the figures now though.
by nathanmacinnes
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46863

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

I'm sorry but I was pretty disappointed with this comic. I get that Mr. Munroe is probably not a specialist in genetics methodology but lentiviral transduction is a standby technique in biological/life science labs. A perfunctory review of modern gene therapy approaches couldn't possibly overlook t...
by nathanmacinnes
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0935: “Missed Connections”
Replies: 80
Views: 27940

Re: 0935: “Missed Connections”

So, how did Randall do the blacking out half the image thing? Is there a server-side script so that if the image is embedded in a page, it gives the user one version, but if they request the image directly, it gives a different version? What do you mean? Either I'm missing something, or you're miss...
by nathanmacinnes
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 66082

Re: 0932: "CIA"

feyayeruka wrote:I'm willing to bet the CIA website got a whole lot more traffic after this incedent. The whole thing was a scam to boost their google adwords account, no doubt.


Or maybe it's a kind of passive DDoS!?
by nathanmacinnes
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48981

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Iranon wrote:Hexadecimal is an artificial mishmash of latin and greek


You mean like the English language?

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