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by Nix_Seb
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1433: "Lightsaber"
Replies: 49
Views: 16413

Re: 1433: "Luminogladial"

Well, if the universe is "Finite" and yet "Unbounded", then wouldn't it fill in all the space-time of this universe? Though it may take a few billion years. Upper bound on the physical size of the present universe, roughly 1 ×10 113 m 3 . I can't find a reference but the cross-s...
by Nix_Seb
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1405: "Meteor"
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

Re: 1405: "Meteor"

(that too, isn't it a meteorite once it enters the atmosphere??) It's a meteor only while it's in the process of falling to Earth. One it hits the ground, it's a meteorite. While it's still just floating around in outer space, it's a meteoroid. Think of it this way: a meteor is the defining object,...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1388: "Subduction License"
Replies: 59
Views: 15625

Re: 1388: "Subduction License"

GOOMHR!!!!!

No, not really. Just a point about how many obscure topics people seem to so commonly have had in their minds according to this forum.
by Nix_Seb
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 47954

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

unfortunately, randall is pretentious again. I hate to say this, but since Randall does come here I will- honestly, the man needs a vacation. His comics have been sub-par for at least the last month (although that jet pack comic was enjoyable...). I'm probably causing an angry mob to form around me...
by Nix_Seb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22021

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Airplane? How have I lived 31 years on this planet and never heard Americans calling an AEROPLANE an airplane?!?! :lol: This is the most hilarious Americanism I have ever heard. I love you guys... but really? What do you call that special vessel that operates under water, you know the one with the ...
by Nix_Seb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22021

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

... Unless you were illiterate until reading today's xkcd comic, you must have seen the word somewhere. ... even if it was only in the title of the eponymous movie . To be honest, when I first saw Airplane! , I vaguely assumed that the spelling was part of the joke, I guess kind of like the way you...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22021

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

[*] I get thet you're a bit embarrassed that you've gone over three decades with no persistent memory of hearing "airplane" the way the majority of English speakers say it (I don't believe that you've never heard it at all), but that's no reason to be all patronizing about it. Australian h...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22021

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Airplane? How have I lived 31 years on this planet and never heard Americans calling an AEROPLANE an airplane?!?! :lol: This is the most hilarious Americanism I have ever heard. I love you guys... but really? What do you call that special vessel that operates under water, you know the one with the ...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1355: "Airplane Message"
Replies: 84
Views: 22021

Re: 1355: "Airplane Message"

Airplane? How have I lived 31 years on this planet and never heard Americans calling an AEROPLANE an airplane?!?! :lol: This is the most hilarious Americanism I have ever heard. I love you guys... but really? What do you call that special vessel that operates under water, you know the one with the l...
by Nix_Seb
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 21755

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

Leibnix wrote:Why knock Haskell for being lazy? That was uncalled for!


*snarf*
by Nix_Seb
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1311: "2014"
Replies: 40
Views: 11241

Re: 1311: "2014"

The randomly alternating text colors are pointless and are pissing me off . The gray text is hard to read, especially the smaller gray text. Next he's gonna start doing this in every comic , c o l o r i n g every important noun and punchline a bright color , like a fucking Nintendo game. And I'm go...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1308: "Christmas Lights"
Replies: 42
Views: 20270

Re: 1308: "Christmas Lights"

At first I thought it was the heart-warmth. :) I like that :-) BUt I thought it was the whole of the E-M spectrum, with a spike in the TV transmission band. (Newbie here, apologies if the formatting's stuffed.) I'm not going to lie, my instant thought was they were listening to the radio, but then ...
by Nix_Seb
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1239: "Social Media"
Replies: 34
Views: 11428

Re: 1239: "Social Media"

And let the ironic forum thread commence...
by Nix_Seb
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 101938

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I can't tell you how often I rage about this. (from three+ years ago): http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=41156&p=1745253&hilit=8601#p1745253 it should just be DD/MM/YYYY. Makes the most sense. No! Would you seriously write time as ss:mm:hh? or mm:ss:hh? No. The date is just an...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1169: "Expedition"
Replies: 58
Views: 12593

Re: 1169: "Expedition"

I went on a very time consuming trek through North China to find the Wall, although I had heard you can not really see the wall from space/high in the atmosphere I decided to try at a reasonable height. Wow China is big and I was determined not to give up or zoom out, I did find it in the end and it...
by Nix_Seb
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29635

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

This comic reminded me of a car my dad had when I was growing up. If anyone remembers the Renault 25 that had a 'pioneering' on-board computer that would keep you abreast of the car's functions. Reminiscent of HAL, I was intrigued as the computer began self diagnosing and stating that the computer s...
by Nix_Seb
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 31047

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

IIRC the diamonds they found were of industrial quality (great for toolmaking, not so great for jewelry since they are cloudy or have other visual impurities). This is awesome for making $10 diamond chisels and drill bits, but not for cheaper engagement rings. Most synthetic diamonds are likewise g...

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