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by lukewarm
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 131703

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Why doesn't "Pick a number" field accept hexadecimal?!
And why "How old" is numeric anyway? Can't one be "very old", "not very old", "older than you think", etc.?
:x
by lukewarm
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: XKCD and IPv6 Launch Day 2012-06-06
Replies: 0
Views: 2344

XKCD and IPv6 Launch Day 2012-06-06

XKCD used to be an "IPv6 compliant" site in the past, but since it moved to voxcdn it stopped to be. The site itself has AAAA record: $ host xkcd.com xkcd.com has address 107.6.106.82 xkcd.com has IPv6 address 2001:4830:120:1::2 but the comic images are on imgs.xkcd.com: ~$ host imgs.xkcd....
by lukewarm
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: DNS record for imgs.xkcd.com too long
Replies: 6
Views: 12733

Re: DNS record for imgs.xkcd.com too long

I, too, noticed that images are not loading, or loading intermittently. I started to investigate. My DNS is happy with large records, but for me, apparently, not all of the addresses into which imgs.xkcd.com resolve are responding: $ wget -O /dev/null http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/making_things_diffic...
by lukewarm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 87576

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

On topic: why is it that people with "baby on board" signs never take them off when the baby is not actually in the car? Or rather, why is it that I see so many "baby on board" signs on cars which manifestly do not contain a baby in the passenger compartment? And should I call a...
by lukewarm
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: June 8th, 2011 is World IPv6 Testing Day
Replies: 48
Views: 6516

Re: June 8th, 2011 is World IPv6 Testing Day

xkcd shown prominently as one of dual-stack websites here:
http://ipv6eyechart.ripe.net/
Yay xkcd!
by lukewarm
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0454: "Rewiring"
Replies: 51
Views: 14774

Re: "Rewiring" Discussion

Anyone understands what does the central panel mean?

Wifi access point... Petunia... Wait!..

= lukewarm "too early a morning to think in my part of the world" earthcrawler
by lukewarm
Thu May 22, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 40167

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

nyeguy wrote:This works for the Denver Metro area well if you take the west half, though the area is divided down the middle. It will almost always produce results out in the mountains, often in South Park.


Having a meetup location somewhere in South Park would be AMAZING!

= hash chaser
by lukewarm
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 52183

Re: "Interesting Life" Discussion

Not exactly office refugee, but I think she is kinda adventurous (and cool!) too: http://lh3.google.com/Lukewarm.Earthcrawler/RvyDY3iT_hI/AAAAAAAAABY/DDZVCBKJPIg/s400/2007_09_21-11_48_21.jpg This is taken from my office. The girl is cleaning the windows of the building. I did not dare to take pictur...
by lukewarm
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259735

May I request "earthcrawler" please? That happens to be my full [nick]name: Lukewarm Earthcrawler.

= lukewarm earthcrawler
by lukewarm
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Democratic Socialism
Replies: 176
Views: 15980

Re: Democratic Socialism

Question Part 1: What would a functioning Socialist society look like? Let's use the broad definition of "classless, ownerless society." We will forget the revolution part of the equation and just imagine that such a society already exists: production of goods is governed by The State, an...
by lukewarm
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0306: "Orphaned Projects"
Replies: 102
Views: 23294

Now, most programs that an average user uses are written in C or some other compiled language, and they use system calls, not GNU utilities. They don't have any dependency on GNU at all aside from probably glibc (I'm not a C programmer, sorry), in that they could likely be compiled on any machine r...
by lukewarm
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Windows is Free?
Replies: 72
Views: 9293

FiddleMath wrote:It can be argued that the regular user doesn't need or want this kind of power. I have a strong intuition that this kind of power will eventually be considered about as important as literacy.

Along these lines, there was a nice article on this matter back in 2003

= line commander
by lukewarm
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 in 4 people read no books last year
Replies: 50
Views: 6909

sunkistbabe1 wrote:...nothing compares to sitting down with a novel of your favorite author or genre.

Nothing compares to standing in a crowded subway car, being pushed and squeezed, and reading, e.g., some novel by Murakami on your smartphone.

= sheep hunter
by lukewarm
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rich People Who Don't Feel Rich
Replies: 110
Views: 13172

Why is it that we have homeless people then? why are there so many murders? wars? because as you said entertainment is subjective. Some people need to suffer bitterly to entertain themselves (I see that around me all the time). Other people need to make others suffer. Or kill others. Or risk being ...
by lukewarm
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Windows is Free?
Replies: 72
Views: 9293

TheTankengine wrote:
= running Linux since 1993

That's pretty impressive. What was the first kernel you used?

some early 0.99 (as old-timers remember, there where quite a lot of sub-releases of 0.99)

= one of old-timers
by lukewarm
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Windows is Free?
Replies: 72
Views: 9293

Linux is a great server platform How do you know that? Did you run it or read it in the press? Because if latter, than your impression of Linux on desktop could have been influenced by press as well, couldn't it? TheTankengine gives right points: if you are willing to pay for support, you can get p...
by lukewarm
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 55514

Imperial is so... weird. I am in the metric part of the world and I occasionally use feet/inches just to a{nnoy|muse} people.

- ... those mountains are not that high, just about eleven thousand.
- WHAT?!?! :shock:
- feet, of course

I vote for imperial
by lukewarm
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0302: "Names"
Replies: 131
Views: 31692

I am so bad with people's names that I routinely mix my colleagues' names, like in

- ... now, ask X to do this thing
- I am X, you mean "ask Y"
- Yeah, right, I am sorry..

Somehow I get out not hated, not very much that is...
by lukewarm
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happyness
Replies: 43
Views: 5425

Phew! I was starting to think that using linux is the only major vehicle for happiness!
Which maybe it is, but thankfully not the only one.

As to me, I am just happy.

= one who have never used windows, anyway *
* other than occasionally on others' computers
by lukewarm
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337625

DINOSAUR!!! If you mean my age, I'm barely in my twenties. I learnt the art of MF working for the government . No, no, re: the age dinosaur is definitely /me . If you mean the machine, it will outlive those desktop calculators you call "personal computer". I can even explain why (you can ...
by lukewarm
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337625

H.H wrote:I work for big blue, tending the behemoth AKA the z/890 Mainframeâ„¢.


DINOSAUR!!!
It must have arrived at last, after all the turmoil. And here it is!

= another raptor jokey, since a few months ago
by lukewarm
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slackware 12.0 Released
Replies: 11
Views: 3353

Re: Slackware 12.0 Released

Version 12 of Slackware is out. It comes complete with the 2.6 kernel, X11 7.2.0, and a lot of other things. Xorg 7.1, rather than 7.2, as far as I can tell. Which is a pity, since radeon support is somewhat broken (compiz does not work), and people say that this particular bug is fixed in 7.2. Yes...
by lukewarm
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rack climbing
Replies: 25
Views: 3770

Rack climbing

I've been contemplating idea of climbing computers and I realized that although I did not have a chance to climb standalone computers, I still did, on several occasions, climb 19" racks full of computers. I mean, if you need to toggle power or connect a cable to something near the top of the ra...
by lukewarm
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337625

McHell wrote: Stupid build-in fridges. I guess I shouldn't have let them escape in the first place.

Letting a built-in fridge escape was obviously a grave mistake!

= Lukewarm Eathcrawler
by lukewarm
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337625

Pssst, don't worry if you're a robot, first worry if you actually do exist! Yeah, right! Actually, I have a theory that all the life in the universe is malware infesting someone's computer system. This makes me/us exist, in a sense... Hmm, looks offtopic. Where is the "paranoia" thread, a...
by lukewarm
Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337625

Hello! I have no evidence suggesting that I am a robot so I hope that I am not. Although I cannot be 100% sure, of course... (do androids dream of electric sheep?) And, oh yes, I did mountaineer, but that was long time ago. Now I mostly sit peering at the screen. And that's it. = reddit refugee
by lukewarm
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Red Pill, Blue Pill
Replies: 110
Views: 17269

Dark Ragnarok wrote:Indeed, it's a paradox because for many beauty is a form of truth.

Isn't, on the contrary, truth just beauty reduced to Boolean?
=luke

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