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by hetas
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

Computers and cars and drills are built by robots but need to fixed by people.
by hetas
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5421

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/def-con-18-kids-young-challenged-hack-election/story?id=57122727 “These websites are so easy to hack we couldn’t give them to adult hackers -- they’d be laughed off the stage," Braun told ABC News. "They thought hacking a voter website was interesting 20 ye...
by hetas
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 6491

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

When I want to get rid of change I just dump the coins on the counter and let the cashier do the counting. I'm just lazy that way. And they can get the coins they need and don't need to check my math.
by hetas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 7179

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

Comments on this forum have gotten too long lately. I often skip the longer ones.
by hetas
Sat May 26, 2018 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8188

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

I don't use many sites but still got many privacy update messages. I'm European, though. Work for translators and lawyers. And coders. As an interesting side effects some American sites are now blocked themselves from Europe because they don't have their gdpr stuff ready. At the time of writing inst...
by hetas
Sun May 06, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14297

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I wonder if kids today will learn to type. Touch screen is the interface today, not keyboard.
by hetas
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”
Replies: 37
Views: 5712

Re: 1942: “Memorable Quotes”

Brilliand wrote:This quotation mark added for OCD: "
—Brilliand

There's lots of unmatched quotation marks on this forum. Now there's one before your name.

Edit: It's not actually unmatched because of the ocd mark.
by hetas
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 12595

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

For me the main thing for using Vim is that I don't have to move my arm to cursor keys all the time while coding. It's not about speed, I just think it's easier for my arms because I don't have to hover them over the keyboard all the time. While coding I tend to move the cursor around a lot going ba...
by hetas
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 22352

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

3. An interesting question would be: Why are children interested in the color of sky and trees, but not in the color of other things, like tomatoes, or anything else? Why are they content with some answers, but not others? (sorry, if this becomes a double post) Here's another, possibly rela...
by hetas
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 10988

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

2K17... love it.
by hetas
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 22352

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

I remember reading "Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll (interesting if you want to know how the internet was in the 1980s, otherwise tragically dated), where he mentioned his astronomy PhD orals consisted of the one question "why is the sky blue?" It took nearly everything Dr. Stol...
by hetas
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1817: "Incognito Mode"
Replies: 11
Views: 3820

Re: 1817: "Incognito Mode"

Based on currently debated legislation and the news stories about how it will allow the sale of browsing habits, how long before "Incognito Mode" becomes the default on browsers? And/or will there be a rise in people using default-incognito browsers? I'd like to use Incognito more often, ...
by hetas
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 12849

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

I don't really get why Finland is so disproportionate. It has land boarder with Russia on the east but with Sweden and Norway only in the northern parts. Now the whole Gulf of Bothia is filled in. The same isn't done with other countries like Portugal which was mentioned before. It doesn't fill the ...
by hetas
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 14372

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

RogueCynic wrote:... I'm surprised to see BHG. I thought Randall was saving him for something really surprising.

:)
by hetas
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1702: "Home Itch Remedies"
Replies: 33
Views: 6051

Re: 1702: "Home Itch Remedies"

This old remedy really works. Get some birch tree branches with leaves on them. Heat a room up to 80 to 110 degrees celsius. Try to keep humidity high in the room. Go sit in the room. Beat yourself with the branches. Itch is removed. This can be done even if you don't have an itch just for enjoyment.
by hetas
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 16283

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

I'm no good at this game but a friend of mine had this one

Broadcast for my real friends, and real broad for my cast friends.
by hetas
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 15336

Re: 1430: Proteins

Well you can all try it at FoldIt.

I haven't checked out the site myself but recently saw a snippet of documentary mentioning the project. Basically the idea is to use puzzle games to crowdsource protein folding. The documentary said the've had some good results.
by hetas
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1417: "Seven"
Replies: 130
Views: 27999

Re: 1417: "Seven"

I definitely disagree with the European convention of considering the Americas one continent. Must be a continental Europe thing, there are definitely seven as far as the UK is concerned. Same in Finland and I assume in other nordic countries. http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maanosa The English wikipe...
by hetas
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 33278

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

NoMouse wrote:For those who can't zoom themselves, I've made a YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS8KQDPvKOg
It's actually zooming out played backwards. It should cover most of the images
...

You can zoom with the keyboard now.
by hetas
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 33278

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

It was working very badly for me with Firefox 31 on Windows. Firefox just updated to ver 32 and zooming seems to work now. Or maybe restarting the browser helped.
by hetas
Fri May 30, 2014 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 17579

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Maybe it's in nautical miles.
by hetas
Mon May 26, 2014 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1373: "Screenshot"
Replies: 31
Views: 18154

Re: 1373: "Screenshot"

You know where this is going.

No bars on Sailfish OS though only a peek menu. So I had to specially choose to let you see my 16 unread email messages.

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by hetas
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1257: "Monster"
Replies: 84
Views: 17654

Re: 1257: "Monster"

dalcde wrote:Well, "runs as fast as a cheetah" is definitely much more informative than "runs at 120 km/h".

Runs as fast as highway traffic works even better for me.
by hetas
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1233: "Relativity"
Replies: 46
Views: 17985

Re: 1233: "Relativity"

From yesterdays What-If:
20 meters per second is about how fast an average person with a good arm could throw a bouncy ball. Therefore, to determine the result of an impact, we can make use of what Einstein called a gedankenexperiment, or "thought experiment"
by hetas
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1229: "Screensaver"
Replies: 51
Views: 17472

Re: 1229:Screensaver

Why look at a screensaver when you can see the real thing? Check this out: ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone Only six days left to invest! (And if you can't do that, don't worry, because they've already raised their target goal and then some.) That presentation video is so much like a parody of...
by hetas
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 38717

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

And snooker-matches last for measly hours instead of days.
by hetas
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 41293

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

ETACM wrote:Any chance someone could explain the mouseover? I must be missing some references...

Watch some Monty Python. Mixed with Abbot and Costello.

EDIT: Or at least that's what I first thought when reading Aunt Beast And Mrs. Whatsit. Maybe it was just an coincidence.
by hetas
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"
Replies: 100
Views: 30085

Re: What-if 0035: "Hair Dryer"

... javascript:(function(){ h = document.getElementsByTagName("img"); for (i=0; i<h.length; i++) h.item(i).title = h.item(i).alt; })() Paste this into your address bar while viewing a what-if page and then hover your mouse above pictures as usual. Or better yet, add this line to your booo...
by hetas
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram"
Replies: 82
Views: 19222

Re: 1180: "Virus Venn Diagram

I had a really nice English professor claim that a bolt of lightning caused her to have to defragment her hard drive...I didn't have the heart to say anything, but it still makes me cringe to this day. Maybe lightning started a fire which caused some kind of explosion due to explosive materials kep...
by hetas
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"
Replies: 67
Views: 13265

Re: 1160: "Drop Those Pounds"

fernie wrote:
brenok wrote:I always though pound was a unit of mass. Is there a imperial unit for mass?


slugs
but sadly no one cares even though its a funny word to use


Thank you for this information. That`s awesome. I will remember this next time I visit someone in imperial world.

Geepound would be even better, though.
by hetas
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1139: "Rubber and Glue"
Replies: 55
Views: 27280

Re: 1139: "Rubber and Glue"

Could someone explain this "I'm rubber you're glue"-thing to a foreignor? All I know is that it was a good weapon in Monkey Island insult fight.

I'd rather hear it from you than from Wikipedia.
by hetas
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 29950

Re: 1103: "Nine"

I hate that lcd-display-keypad-or-press-multiple-times-to-increment-value-beebs-on-keypress-crap. My microwave-oven has two large rotary-dials. One sets the power other sets the timer. Rotate and your done.
by hetas
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23561

Re: in the days of the comet

A couple of years ago, an intelligent, well-educated ten-year-old boy needed my help to operate a rotary-dial telephone. We're past that point. I'm already trying to figure out how I'll explain to children in the future what life was like before the internet. I cant't even explain to myself how we ...
by hetas
Wed May 16, 2012 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 41256

Re: 1056: Felidae

They could move on to hybrids like Liger or Tiglon. And there's always the coolest of them all Tigger.
by hetas
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 288187

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

This really was an awesome Aprils Fools gag. I hope Randall never publishes complete list of the comics so no one could be sure if they got them all. And from Finland I got these generic ones already posted on this thread: Iceweasel on Linux and Firefox on Windows: http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/cd3d...
by hetas
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Awesome Documentary Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

Re: The Awesome Documentary Thread

This thread needs to get longer. I'll throw in some I've liked enough to keep. Recording from TV is my main source for documentaries. Classic Albums -series. Anvil! The Story of Anvil Atomic Café Exit Through the Gift Shop Martin Scorseses "The Blues"-series The Woodstock Diary The Yes Men...
by hetas
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1014
Views: 246234

Re: Recommend one artist

It's hard to choose just one but I'll throw in Melt-Banana this time.
by hetas
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 12170

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Finnish: Milloin tulet käymään Saksassa?
When are going to visit Germany?

You could also say "Milloin tulet Saksaan?", when are you coming to Germany but this could sound a bit ... abrupt?.
by hetas
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My code has an English accent!
Replies: 15
Views: 5189

Re: My code has an English accent!

If you want britify you code why not just start coding in Shakespeare?
by hetas
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 409234

Re: Questions For The World

Finland here. I think 2x4s are quite common but maybe someone with more expertise can correct me. Just wanted to say that around here timber is usually measured in inches like 2x4, 2x6 and 2x2. Boards are referenced in mm also at least if there's a nice even conversion like 6in to 150mm. Bu we do ha...

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