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by jozwa
Mon May 29, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

1843: "Opening Crawl"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/opening_crawl.png Title text: " Using a classic Timothy Zahn EU/Legends novel is bad enough, but at least the style and setting aren't too far off. If you really want to mess with people, try using Splinter of the Mind's Eye. " Bonus points if you just put the...
by jozwa
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 25555

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Took me a moment to get the joke. My first instinct was that of course it's closed because no one lives on Mars.
by jozwa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 10525

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Hold on a second. Was it always a thing that you could add "_2x" to the url and it showed a larger version of the comic? O_O
by jozwa
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 29846

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

So apparently plants reflect green light because there's more green light than any other color in sun's radiation, and so it would be too easy to get sunburnt if a pigment absorbed it.
by jozwa
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 28025

1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/best_tasting_colors.png Alt-text: "I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact." Let the food arguments begin. I'm not surprised about licorice's place in the spectrum but I'm kinda ...
by jozwa
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 18879

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

I was gonna point out the mirror thing two hours ago when I read the comic but now it's changed. Nice.
by jozwa
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 16094

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Well that's a depressing comic
by jozwa
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 17979

1782: "Team Chat"

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Title text: "2078: He announces that he's finally making the jump from screen+irssi to tmux+weechat."

Irssi. I haven't heard that name in years.
by jozwa
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 19151

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

"Mostly Armless" would be a PERFECT name for a Haunter in Pokemon Go if it weren't slightly too long.


What a strange thing to say when Pokemon Sun and Moon are out.
by jozwa
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"
Replies: 20
Views: 5122

Re: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"

Took me a few seconds.
by jozwa
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1744: "Metabolism"
Replies: 28
Views: 7443

Re: 1744: "Metabolism"

Bullets, my only weakness! How did you know?
by jozwa
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 9599

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

I thought this was a relevant xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1319/
by jozwa
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 16308

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

The last one is my favorite pet peeve in cartoons and such.
by jozwa
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 540
Views: 137727

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

History is so cool. No pun intended.

Also, is "Atilla" a typo or an alternative spelling?
by jozwa
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 14668

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Still not available in the rest of the world. Though all kinds of clone/scam games seem to be popping up in the App Store.
by jozwa
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1621: "Fixion"
Replies: 19
Views: 7052

Re: 1621: "Fixion"

The god of the gaps particle.
by jozwa
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107489
Views: 53451543

Re: 1190: "Time"

Every few years I wonder how people can still be talking about this comic, and I check out this thread only to be reminded that it's just a random sandbox thread.
by jozwa
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85539

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

This game gave me a Seiklus vibe.
by jozwa
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 25269

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I wonder if Randall was inspired by a recent Vsauce video.
by jozwa
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1575: "Footprints"
Replies: 89
Views: 17098

Re: 1575: "Footprints"

My favorite version of the footprint story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqN0cB-bAJ4
by jozwa
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107489
Views: 53451543

Re: 1190: "Time"

I see this thread is still going strong. I guess it hasn't had anything to do with the comic for a long time. And I'm probably not the first one to say that. :P
by jozwa
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1551: "Pluto"
Replies: 39
Views: 9884

1551: "Pluto"

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Title text: After decades of increasingly confused arguing, Pluto is reclassified as a "dwarf Pluto."

A new xkcd on a Tuesday? That's two monumental things in one day.
by jozwa
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27534

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Reminds me of the time someone introduced me to a song (Sabaton - White Death) and I said it was okay if a little generic-sounding. They pretty much got offended and said I didn't give enough credit to the awesome lyrics. Cue this trope.
by jozwa
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 63705

Re: 1534: "Beer"

It's bitter and doesn't quench my thirst. At the very least it's an acquired taste. But I don't dislike the stuff, I'm indifferent to it.
by jozwa
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 6036

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

Gif format gives me the feeling of constant passage of time: http://i.imgur.com/aaQTXLE.gif

All that's missing is a fitting piano music track.
by jozwa
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:09 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0135: "Digging Downward"
Replies: 18
Views: 14012

Re: What-If 135: Digging Downward

Reminds me of the Donald Duсk comic where they travel down a hole to the center of the Eаrth. It's kind of a detailed what-if scenario in itself.

http://www.zocoi.com/books/177-scrooge- ... al-solvent
by jozwa
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 25200

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

This was one of the more interesting What If? questions recently.
by jozwa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1475: "Technically"
Replies: 60
Views: 13249

Re: 1475: "Technically"

Reminds me of "Um, Actually", the game show where nerds correct nerds.
by jozwa
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 42067

Re: 1474: "Screws"

My favorites are the tri-wing screws that Nintendo uses. They are almost compatible with a phillips head screwdriver.
by jozwa
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107489
Views: 53451543

Re: 1190: "Time"

I only recently learned that Time has an actual story and so I read the whole thing. When I got to frame 3022 it occurred to me that the story kind of reminds me of Tove Jansson's Comet in Moominland: They go to a far away place in the mountains to learn about a coming disaster, then return to warn ...
by jozwa
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0084: "Paint the Earth"
Replies: 47
Views: 19484

Re: What-If 0084: "Paint the Earth"

I laughed when the wild guesses were getting pretty wild. "Based on my impressions from walking down the aisles, home improvement stores stock about as many light bulbs as cans of paint."
by jozwa
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0081: "Catch"
Replies: 54
Views: 15169

Re: What-if 0081: "Catch"

"Goodnight, Moon" made me laugh. :D
by jozwa
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 27672

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

orthogon wrote:It's probably supposed to be obvious, but I guess the number if characters in the regex corresponds to the number of golf shots (or swings, or whatever - I subscribe to the "good walk spoiled" viewpoint).

Well otherwise it would be easy as pie.
by jozwa
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 21240

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

So smug people are the last to get TV's?
by jozwa
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1290: "Syllable Planning"
Replies: 64
Views: 15796

Re: 1290: "Syllable Planning"

Have we ever had so much profanity in one strip?
by jozwa
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"
Replies: 70
Views: 19506

Re: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"

I would have liked to hear how an atmosphere would function. Or is that too sciencey?
by jozwa
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0067: "Expanding Earth"
Replies: 62
Views: 15878

What-if 0067: "Expanding Earth"

Expanding Earth

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These doomsday speculations are my favorites.
by jozwa
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"
Replies: 58
Views: 24678

Re: What-if 0064: "Rising Steadily"

"So long, suckers!"

That made me laugh.
by jozwa
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 34733

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Reminds me of this one comic: http://pbfcomics.com/111/

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