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by cellocgw
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3738

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

What we have here, is,a FAILURE to communicate!
by cellocgw
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 6139

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

serutan wrote:
fibonacci wrote:If you point a telescope out to the right off the edge of the chart, on a clear night you can spot "Vegans".


Standing next to MacIntosh owners.

Hey, why you dissing people who use the world's best raincoat?
by cellocgw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 6139

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Because someone had to add it,

vi vs. emacs

Maybe those proselytizers are both along the imaginary axis.
by cellocgw
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 2232

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

From now on I'm going to do the "Classical Rickroll" by linking to Pachelbel .
by cellocgw
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 6177

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

da Doctah wrote:I'll never understand how a liking for quiche was chosen as the litmus test for unmanliness.

Quiche is pie.

Pie with bacon!


I suspect that, at the time, manly men ate exclusively large bloody steaks with mashed potatoes to the exclusion of all else.
by cellocgw
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 6177

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Soupspoon wrote:I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.)


Does that include Snickets?
by cellocgw
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 6177

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Because I can,

Follow in your book and repeat after me, as we learn three new words in Turkish.
Bath
Towel
Border

May I see your passport please?

All of which are arguably less tasty than Turkish Delight.
by cellocgw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 3903

Re: 1979: "History"

I fear that just removing the even or the odd years is insufficient. I propose further simplifying things by removing all non-Leap Years (notice how I carefully kept my birth year in the 'retained' list). And since we all know how screwed up Time-Date functions are, add further exceptions that we wi...
by cellocgw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"
Replies: 21
Views: 2625

Re: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"

Reka wrote:I don't get it, and explainxkcd isn't being helpful. :(


Skynet has blocked explainxkcd from explaining anything to do with Skynet.
by cellocgw
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 3265

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

Things Im thinking of from most important to least: ⋅ Do I really have to be on time to work every single day? ⋅ Is it too dangetous to practice card tricks while driving? ⋅ Forgot to charge my phone overnight ⋅ Is it weird to ask the younger sister on a date...
by cellocgw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 9021

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Well,
So much for getting down to actual work today. This is absurdly fun.
Just wondering if somewhere there's a sub-menu that makes you, you know, Wait For It.
by cellocgw
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Instead of a light, it'd be easy to have a mechanical coloured indicator, eg. pulled by an electromagnet so it shows a green patch when the device is powered. Except that that has 5 times the number of parts, weighs ten times as much, is prone to a dozen failure modes (trust me- I deal with solenoi...
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

INB4 " In a bedroom far away, long ago,.." Star Lore(s)
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 3749

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

(On the other hand, I now understand that statement from HGttG that flying is "learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Autogyros.) I have decided that statement refers to orbiting rather than flying. Well, actually, flying is orbiting, albeit with a ton of thruster correct...
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1972: "Autogyros"
Replies: 30
Views: 3749

Re: 1972: "Autogyros"

First time I saw an autogyro was in "It Happened One Night." Now I'm tempted to build one. As soon as I get a garage...

Or, hey, a smaller one, who could resist with a name like Bangbang
by cellocgw
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1971: "Personal Data"
Replies: 82
Views: 5045

Re: 1971: "Personal Data"

Ok, I'll play the straight man for about 1/60 longpix ...

"Personal Data" is anything that someone else could use to convince a bank to give them your money, or the government to arrest you instead of them.
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 3763

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Isn't this a 2-dimensional projection of the N-dimensional "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" ?

Also - Wheel of Fortune's common feature, "Before and After"
by cellocgw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 3746

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

Please help. I'm from Canada. I tried opening the comic with an US Proxy, and it still shows "This content is not available in this country". Try a proxy in Kazakhstan. The content is available there. The proxies there are DNS poisoned to go to a malware host instead. You need to use eith...
by cellocgw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 3746

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

edo wrote:and if enough people do it - in harmony - it could start a revolution

Well, you know, we all want to change the world.
by cellocgw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 3746

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

When it comes to 404 pages, here are twoof my faves

https://www-s.acm.illinois.edu/sigmil/ (note that this code originated elsewhere and has been culturally appropriated by many sites)

https://www.thingiverse.com/3828582178572
by cellocgw
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1968: "Robot Future"
Replies: 31
Views: 3295

Re: 1968: "Robot Future"

Humans have evolved for thousands of years to be good at getting other humans to not kill us. Our history of getting robots to not kill us is much shorter, and our history of getting self-aware robots to not kill us is nonexistent. We've got a fairly solid grasp of the risk involved in dealing with...
by cellocgw
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105915
Views: 35573522

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi everybody. In honor of Green Day (not the music group!!! but 17 March) and my upcoming natal anniversary, I'm dropping in for the first ... time... in several thousand pages. Got nothing to say, really, except best wishes to all.
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

speising wrote:Hey, today is π day, not violin day!


so you're saying we should tune to specified values of 2 π ω and not ν ?
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

cellocgw wrote:For those who missed part of the joke,

Here is a small collection of viola-related data.


ETA -- So, what's the X-axis? :mrgreen:
by cellocgw
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

For those who missed part of the joke,

Here is a small collection of viola-related data.
by cellocgw
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1966: "Smart Home Security"
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: 1966: "Smart Home Security"

I'm not quite sure about the best case: Is that just a fancy way of saying the manufacturer provides updates to prevent the worst case? Typical lingo translates "best case" as best-case scenario, so the chart indicates that, over time, even the best-case scenario tends to involve organize...
by cellocgw
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6442

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Given that 99.9% of the public doesn't understand the difference between closing a document and exiting/quitting the application, quashing this rumor about background apps is likely to be impossible.
by cellocgw
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 6442

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

Do people really tow banners with an SR22? At least one of the images seems to be a Cirrus. That seems like the kind of question that can only be answered with more banners. To the plane banner company! So the situation is the opposite of turtles, then? It's banners all the way up? well, at least u...
by cellocgw
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 3774

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

Coincidentally, I was thinking that, after winning Powerball, I'd open an anonymized Trust named "correcthorsebatterystaple" .

Now that I've revealed that, some other chump is going to ninja the name away from me. :(
by cellocgw
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

Bloopy wrote:I wonder if Inverse Code Golf would work slightly better. Write a seemingly pointless program and see if anyone can come up with a problem that it solves.


I believe the winner in that category is named "Facebook"
by cellocgw
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

Reverse Regular Golf, is that standing with your putter next to the hole and waiting for the ball to jump out? And, shouldn't he start at hole 18 then? (or 9, depending on the course.) I suspect you're Golf-trolling, but for those who are mercifully ignorant of this horrible "game," [mean...
by cellocgw
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: 1959: "The Simpsons"

TheEngineer wrote:If you were Brian Griffin's age (7) during the first season of Family Guy, you would now be 26 and most probably dead (assuming you are a dog).


Wait.... how did you know? I was promised that
Spoiler:
Internet_dog.jpg
Internet_dog.jpg (62.65 KiB) Viewed 2220 times
Peter Steiner
by cellocgw
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 10418

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

4) Other sensors work great, when they work. My car has little radars in the bumpers. Not for self-driving, but just to warn me if I'm gonna hit stuff. In snowy weather, they get snow and ice on them. Then I have to turn off the warning system because they start sounding alarms constantly, because ...
by cellocgw
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 10418

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

4) Other sensors work great, when they work. My car has little radars in the bumpers. Not for self-driving, but just to warn me if I'm gonna hit stuff. In snowy weather, they get snow and ice on them. Then I have to turn off the warning system because they start sounding alarms constantly, because ...
by cellocgw
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 10418

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

There's a guaranteed flame war over whether a self-driving car should sacrifice its occupants rather than run over a large number of pedestrians (or whatever). To which I cheerfully submit the OnlyCorrectAnswer(TM) to the Trolley Problem.

trollysolution.png
by cellocgw
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 35
Views: 3916

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

Tub wrote:Rigorous, that list is not. A pedant would have multiple edits to make.


I think you meant to write, " Multiple edits to make, would have a pedant"
Signed, Yoda's 5th-grade teacher.
by cellocgw
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 35
Views: 3916

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

strix99 wrote:
MYSQL SERVER 5.5.45 SECRETLY RUNS TWO PARALLEL DATABASES FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY "S-Q-L" AND "SEQUEL"


But does one return results that are subtlety off?


As opposed to turning "on" the SUBTLETY flag?
by cellocgw
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 35
Views: 3916

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

jonhaug wrote:Too bad the text in blue isn't clickable.


.... "Asking for a friend" are you? :mrgreen:
by cellocgw
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

JudeMorrigan wrote:Should have had "Vulcan" and "Romulan" blobs on the chart.


to put those blobs onto the chart, use some gluons to make them ... Klingon.
thanks, I'll be here all week. try the veal
by cellocgw
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 2526

Re: 1955: "Robots"

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?


Nothing at all. Just add a wagging tail and floppy ears, and viola [sic] you have friendly doggies.

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