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by Old Bruce
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2639: "Periodic Table Changes"
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: 2639: "Periodic Table Changes"

For years I thought W was for Water and Fe was for Fire.
by Old Bruce
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2638: "Extended NFPA Hazard Diamond"
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: 2638: "Extended NFPA Hazard Diamond"

ratammer wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:01 pm
*puts this label on herself with no explanation*
You have to tell us what the numbers are on yours. Enquiring Minds Want to Know.
by Old Bruce
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2637: "Roman Numerals"
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: 2637: "Roman Numerals"

chridd wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:11 am Should be 1'5e. I'V isn't a single roman numeral since ' doesn't have a value.
Would not 1'5 mean one minute five? Or one foot five?
by Old Bruce
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2637: "Roman Numerals"
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: 2637: "Roman Numerals"

It's not a typo when it's called out! But I was thinking of how "IV" is 4 in one place and 15 in another. Just think about how there are most likely similar inconsistencies from people who are using contractions and number substitutions of their own devising. These "innovative" ...
by Old Bruce
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2636: "What If? 2 Countdown"
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: 2636: "What If? 2 Countdown"

It bothers me that this comic establishes both a baker's day and a baker's fortnight, but that the baker's fortnight is a multiple of regular days instead of baker's days. Bakers are not idiots, they are in it for the money. 15 x 25hrs is going to eat up more than a half of a day's profit compared ...
by Old Bruce
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2637: "Roman Numerals"
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: 2637: "Roman Numerals"

I don't see any inconsistency in the title text. There is the typo in the word virtually. Instead of using two 50s he used one 100. Math works out but it makes for a problem in the spelling.
Aside from that I do have a bit of a headache coming on.
by Old Bruce
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2634: "Red Line Through HTTPS"
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 2634: "Red Line Through HTTPS"

ratammer wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:49 am "Where did you hear about the site, anyway?" "Twitter." "Ah, it's probably alright then. A site that big couldn't get away with promoting anything dodgy."
I much prefer this to the actual Alt Text.
by Old Bruce
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2623: "Goofs"
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: 2623: "Goofs"

Hmmm, There is a Chestnut Street in Vancouver so maybe Vancouver was filling in Lower Manhattan. Like it did for the Bronx in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx. Good movie for Jackie Chan fans and people who know there are no snow capped mountains visible from New York City.
by Old Bruce
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2627: "Types of Scopes"
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: 2627: "Types of Scopes"

I rather like the Radiostehescope.
by Old Bruce
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2607: "Geiger Counter"
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: 2607: "Geiger Counter"

None of these made any sense until I picked up my hammer and saw.
by Old Bruce
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Mod Madness Returns
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Mod Madness Returns

Please turn this off.
by Old Bruce
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2592: "False Dichotomy"
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: 2592: "False Dichotomy"

Expansion to absurdity.
by Old Bruce
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2589: "Outlet Denier"
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: 2589: "Outlet Denier"

moody7277 wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:44 pm Of course for your wall outlets, one of those plugs with the ginormous transformers will serve as a denier.
Good old Wall Warts.
by Old Bruce
Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2581: "Health Stats"
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: 2581: "Health Stats"

I doubt the contagion is specific to handedness. One of your hands will explode, the other will go all skinny.
by Old Bruce
Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2579: "Tractor Beam"
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: 2579: "Tractor Beam"

somitomi wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:55 pm If I ever do a scifi comedy, it's gonna have a spaceship equipped with a laser that turns other vehicles into tractors.
Spend the money and get Gary Larson to draw the tractors.
by Old Bruce
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2578: "Sword Pull"
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: 2578: "Sword Pull"

If it was Beret Guy instead of Cueball doing this there wouldn't be any surprise.
by Old Bruce
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2532: "Censored Vaccine Card"
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 2532: "Censored Vaccine Card"

heuristically_alone wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:13 am Got the Pfizer? ...
Been long enough that [censored] have to actually check [censored] card to see what [censored] got. [Took out all the personal pronouns to keep in the spirit of the comic]
by Old Bruce
Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2577: "Sea Chase"
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: 2577: "Sea Chase"

ratammer wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:24 am Did they peel the Earth like an orange?
They switched the type of Map Projection, projecting a sphere (the earth) onto a plane. It is something with a fair number of cartoons from Randal.
by Old Bruce
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2576: "Control Group"
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: 2576: "Control Group"

This goes up there with my favourite "Herman" cartoon. 'But I don't want to be a juror, I want to be a witness.'
by Old Bruce
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: What If?
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Countdown

Now we know, What If 2 is announced.
by Old Bruce
Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2574: "Autoresponder"
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: 2574: "Autoresponder"

ratammer wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:10 pm Do people really set auto-responses for whenever they're outside work hours, not just for when they have time off?
I read this as White Hat is off on a trip, so vacation, to see a show. (perhaps one with Dinosaurs)
But maybe some jobs would have this as standard, thinking doctors.
by Old Bruce
Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: What If?
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Countdown

Isn't Randal afraid of raptors? Shouldn't any normal person be afraid of them? So I guess tomorrow he is going to where ever the Jurassic park stories are set.
by Old Bruce
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2513: "Saturn Hexagon"
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: 2513: Saturn Hexagon

That ball looks rather more angular than they usually are. Naturally-occurring soccer balls/footballs start out as polyhedra. The ones on Earth have been eroded to a more spherical shape over time, but since Saturn has a different atmosphere, its soccer ball is still angular. Okay. So the big footb...
by Old Bruce
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2509: "Useful Geometry Formulas"
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: 2509: "Useful Geometry Formulas"

"Oh, I see" said the blind man when he picked up a hammer and saw.
by Old Bruce
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2559: "December 25th Launch"
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: 2559: "December 25th Launch"

And it has finally made it to its orbit. Space is big.