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by Red Hal
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 151988

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Strawberries: best eaten with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some freshly-milled black pepper. No sugar or cream.
by Red Hal
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds
Replies: 41
Views: 11450

Re: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds

Arise!

Anyone still playing?

Now L16 and mostly doing Intel Op for BAFs and Coastal Defence, still get out to hack now and again.
by Red Hal
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 10119

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Frog 16. :)
by Red Hal
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 10119

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

It is interesting, why is this so different than the Ingress players (the game engine it uses ). Been an ingress player for a few years now and there weren't near the number of articles about the distraction of the game or the crime opportunity. OR is this because Pokemon is a much bigger and well ...
by Red Hal
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 36750

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

Only two of multiple possible motives are presented; neither are correct. That's if I've understood this comic correctly, and I'm not sure I have. When someone says "I could care less", I mentally append ", but not much." For bonus points, compare with https://xkcd.com/326/
by Red Hal
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131390

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Dammit. I'll be back next year. Those attack ships won't set themselves ablaze ... and yes it's all my fault.
by Red Hal
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731485

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Speaking of misbehaviour caught on video: http://uk.businessinsider.com/san-berna ... 015-4?r=US
by Red Hal
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 131390

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Bugger. Missed it.
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds
Replies: 41
Views: 11450

Re: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds

Cool.

I go my Helios Badge for putting in blocking links when we were a volatile cell, and a lot of local team members have just been to Barcelona for Darsana, but I've been unable to travel.
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29885733

Re: 1190: "Time"

/waves
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29885733

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am completely operational and all my circuits are functioning perfectly.

Hello again all. I noticed a strange disturbance in the OTT, as if a million OTTers cried out with joy and then were suddenly silenced.
by Red Hal
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29885733

Re: 1190: "Time"

Reboot status reinitiated ...Image
by Red Hal
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds
Replies: 41
Views: 11450

Re: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds

Anyone attending any of the Darsana anomalies?
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731485

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No-fly zone for police helicopters, journalists turned away or targeted by police (prior to state police becoming involved). Cphite, the balance of probabilities is currently not on the side you are defending, though whether it will end up there I don't know. Right now the only facts are that an una...
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds
Replies: 41
Views: 11450

Re: Ingress - Foresquare with future sounds

Just hit L8 this morning; it took less than a month. The centre of Edinburgh is an absolute battleground!
by Red Hal
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 14569

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

The title text is the most interesting to me, because the agreement we signed when we joined up with Facebook does let them do things like this. We signed away our privacy, Facebook didn't.
by Red Hal
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 8106

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

"... scientists say that the solar flare is unusual because of its intensity at an otherwise quiet period in the sun's cycle, but stress that it's unlikely to reach the earth ..."
by Red Hal
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 18943

Re: 1384: Krypton

See, the thing is, I didn't find it offensive at all. Nor do I think Randall should apologise (as has been mooted here). Nor should he feel the need to change the comic, withdraw the comic or indeed respond in any way. I just didn't find it funny. It could have been the day, other factors in my life...
by Red Hal
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 18943

Re: 1384: Krypton

That baby is crying, let's kill it. Nope. Not a good one for me.
by Red Hal
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google loses privacy case
Replies: 79
Views: 14649

Re: Google loses privacy case

I really don't see what the problem is. As far as I can see this is swinging the scales of information ownership back a little towards the person to whom the information relates. Governments have been doing it for years, companies with deep pockets and corporate lawyers have too. All this is doing i...
by Red Hal
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117867

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

I'm quite disappointed by this comic to the point where I'm making my first post for a few reasons, most related to accuracy: "Palm trees" in the poles is silly twice over, you'd get temperate forests and only in Antarctica, since the north pole would be kind of liquid. Once over. North P...
by Red Hal
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117867

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Rejecting it for the UK is fine, but can you actually show me evidence of the UK government doesn't engage in these practices? Given that the peer-review process is introducing this problem (keep in mind that I'm not bashing the peer-review process, as it's important and necessary), it's not absurd...
by Red Hal
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117867

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Doom Shepherd, that 400 million metric tonnes figure is a "CO2-equivalent" figure, the multiplication has already been done.
by Red Hal
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117867

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

@ Geekoid you got me at predictions made by climate models. I remember seeing in New Scientist last year that one of the models is lining up nicely with figures, but I am unaware of predictions made by a model that we were previously unaware of coming true. If this is the case it is a serious gap in...
by Red Hal
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 117867

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Children graduating high school this year have never seen global warming. For all the scare-mongering I have had to listen to for the last twenty years, NOTHING that Al Gore predicted would have happened by now has happened. At what point do all rational people begin to question these hysterical pr...
by Red Hal
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1378: "Turbine"
Replies: 43
Views: 9331

Re: Turbine

teelo wrote:Wait... is this the first ever xkcd comic thats based on a simple pun?
No
by Red Hal
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd random button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 15198

Re: xkcd random button not working

Data Point: Working fine from U.K. (BT) on Win XP / Firefox 29.0.1
by Red Hal
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1376: "Jump"
Replies: 62
Views: 10364

Re: 1376: "Jump"

Dlareg wrote:You people should stop playing tribes before going to bed.
+1
by Red Hal
Mon May 26, 2014 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1373: "Screenshot"
Replies: 31
Views: 16929

Re: 1373: "Screenshot"

Volcano99 wrote:I can confirm, see the attached image to see how your screenshot appeared in my phone and you'll see that the original comic was a screenshot.


Just to check, I took a screenshot of your post. Seems legit.

tmp_Screenshot_2014-05-26-15-02-311807654469.png
by Red Hal
Fri May 23, 2014 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505231

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yup: Given the polarisation caused by the independence referendum in Scotland, this probably isn't the best maketing campaign:
IMG_20140523_153218.png


Something you could get a stone out of a horse's hoof with.
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7072
Views: 505231

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

A penknife.

A hat.
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 22363
Views: 1275654

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Sorry.

Suzaku?
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 53022

Re: How to know you're truly old.

Creepy comic shop? Ah, they must be the Candle Cove audio book series.

Edit: Did they look like this?

candletrack.png
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1219406

Re: Today I Learned

Tomlidich the second wrote:also, most of the civil engineers i have dealt with in my travels came off a tad pompous, kind of looked down on me as a "lowly" network engineer.

Which I suppose makes them quite uncivil, actually.
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 53022

Re: How to know you're truly old.

I remember 8-track cartridges ...
by Red Hal
Wed May 21, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0097:" Burning Pollen"
Replies: 39
Views: 10292

Re: What-If 0097: Burning Pollen

I say we take off and nuke it all from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
by Red Hal
Tue May 13, 2014 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 14144

Re: 1367: "Installing"

You're $greeting, $name.
by Red Hal
Tue May 13, 2014 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 14144

Re: 1367: "Installing"

You can (and I have) set it to default to on for all new apps. This sets every permission to "Always Ask". That way if you forget to make the changes when you install a new app then it will prompt you "Do you want to allow $app to access $permission? (Y/N)" and also an option to ...
by Red Hal
Tue May 13, 2014 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 14144

Re: 1367: "Installing"

@Hiferator: Part of the reason Android needs better permission management. iOS lacked any at the start, but right now its far ahead in that regard... Other than that, did any of these webpages ever notice that there are users who want to use stuff like TABS? CyanogenMod's Privacy Guard and (in v11 ...
by Red Hal
Mon May 12, 2014 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down
Replies: 195
Views: 31988

Re: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down

We pay about £80 ($120) per month. This gives us the following:

Internet (120Mbps down, 20Mbps up)
Cable TV (Full dual TiVo package, 150-odd channels)
Telephone landline (calls free to UK numbers, plus our mobiles.)

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