Talk:228: Resonance

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How do you guys know which one is Cueball? 19:52, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

In general, the first one to talk is referred to as Cueball. 21:13, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

So, was it because his drink got spilled that Steve screwed up the calculations for the Jupiter slingshot, causing New Horizons to return to Earth (and his eventual demise under a pile of burning spacecraft wreckage)? Does this make Cueball a murderer? 11:41, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

What If? and Xkcd mention Steve and New Horizons. 22:47, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Is there an explanation of why people's legs tend to want to jiggle like that? I get that and can never explain why. 00:56, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

This is called Restless Leg Syndrome. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
No it isn't, that's a compulsive urge to move your legs. The leg bounce in the comic is a nerve reflex movement caused by the exact angle the joints in your leg make. If you move your foot slightly you can't produce the same rhythmic motion. It is not even a "subconcious" movement, because it is controlled entirely outside of your brain - it is the same mechanism that causes your leg to kick when the doctor hits it with a hammer - only this forms a cycle where the leg drops, stretching the tendon, which causes the reflex, which straightens your foot, lifting your leg, relaxing the tendon, only for your leg to drop again and so on.

Anybody else think that the earthquake comic in [1] could be referencing this comic? Or does everybody consider that opinion to be stupid?-- 16:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

The statement "In xkcd, no one likes Steve" is factually incorrect. Adam likes Steve (see the title text on 1003:_Adam_and_Eve). Could someone correct that? 14:24, 5 June 2023 (UTC)

There you go! -- 08:11, 23 January 2024 (UTC)