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by qazwart
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 10293

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

I was at St Joseph’s airport, so I couldn’t have been too far from Randal. It was raining when the eclipse happened. We left the field about ten minutes before totality because it was staring to pour and the cloud cover made it impossible to see the sun. Might as well beat the crowds home. As we wer...
by qazwart
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1186: "Bumblebees"
Replies: 90
Views: 23442

Re: 1186: "Bumblebees"

hypersapien wrote:Why is it that whenever I hear some strange new urban legend for the first time, it's always in the course of someone saying it isn't true?


Because if it the urban legend was actually true, it would then be a scientific fact.
by qazwart
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45757

Re: 1168: Tar

I immediately thought "tar -xvf my_file_name.tar.gz"; I'm not seeing the challenge, here. Well, if it's .tar.gz then you want to add a -z there, or you're going to blow us all up. I know "tar xzvf whatever.tar.gz" and "tar xjvf whatever.tar.bz2", and in emergencies &qu...
by qazwart
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41643

Re: 1144: Tags

Argh! Spit! Harumph! Scream! Berate! HTML5 Sucks! Stupid Browsers allowing stupid people to hack webpages! I originally didn't think much about this particular comic, but after seeing some of the responses from web developers, I believe that Randal has hit this one out of the park. How to really an...
by qazwart
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 22019

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

MRiddickW wrote:I think my favorite part of this is the red blip for furry porn in the San Antonio, Texas area that doesn't show up in the other maps.


That could be Austin – as in the official city motto, "Keep Austin Weird".
by qazwart
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1137: "LTR/RTL"
Replies: 63
Views: 25659

Re: 1137: "LTR/RTL"

In Safari or Chrome, go to the "View" menu and select Text Encoding->Western (ISO Latin 1). This breaks U202+e ability to break your browser.

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