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by HES
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2857
Views: 325682

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The numbers I've seen put it around 40-50mph, though it is of course highly variable by vehicle. Best trick is to not worry about closing the gap on the highway, and for the love of god don't constantly merge. By not closing the gap, you smooth out the knots in stop and go traffic, which ends up inc...
by HES
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 8622

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

My mouse wraps at the edges.
by HES
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3637

Re: What's the best battery cell?

Flumble wrote:Does converting electric energy to potential energy and back count as a type of battery?

Like pumped storage hydro plants? Sure.
by HES
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 8277

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Murderbot wrote:What's PEOTUS?

Given that POTUS is President Of The United States, I'd assume PEOTUS refers to the power hungry President Elect.
by HES
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 8622

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

My solution to ribbons is to make a custom ribbon with everything on it.
by HES
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17728

Re: 1761: "Blame"

rmsgrey wrote:If you ask people for advice and then ignore that advice, people, quite reasonably, stop giving advice...

If you ask people for advice, and they give an unclear answer, you can quite reasonably stop and reconsider.
by HES
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 7702

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

The Snide Sniper wrote:Did this What If? just get unpublished?

What-If 153 wrote:
Whoops
This article is still in progress. An early draft was unintentionally posted here thanks to Randall's troubled approach to git, and it took a little bit to get everything sorted out and rolled back. Sorry for the mixup!
by HES
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:52 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 7702

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

If there are only 20 genetic amino acids, and they have distinct one-letter abbreviations, why bother having three-letter abbreviations?
by HES
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13146
Views: 1160558

Re: Today I Learned

To be fair, shiny silver reflecting desert sand is gold.
by HES
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 8187

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Hindsight is 20:20, etc.

I wonder if this is connected to the recent moving boxes comic?
by HES
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

300GB of Triple-A games and yet I'm Q04Bing instead.

*saves game*
Spoiler:
2:1038422:G:1472938:14:0117A.109D..2BC..3AE..28G0.1.8....9:63:63:0.1,1.5746,2.72,3.116,4.27,6.1472938
by HES
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

The circular line in Brussels really annoys me, since it almost goes full circle, but you need to transfer to the train that continues in the same direction as the trains turn back at the end of the line (to head to the other end of the same station). I think in Tokyo they're the inner and outer li...
by HES
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 17285

Re: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff

KnightExemplar wrote:
Spoiler:
Qrow's words with Raven implies that maybe Raven was in charge of the bandits who attacked the village from episode 3.

Spoiler:
Who are also assumed to be the same bandits that killed Ren & Nora's parents, so that's setting up some team conflict later in the volume.
by HES
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

I guess it's largely due to looking underage, but I always carry my driving license. I wouldn't want to cart around my passport, but that's mainly because it doesn't fit in a wallet.

Ninjad.
by HES
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 580
Views: 60243

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Huh, I'm sure it used to tell you how many users each one had.
by HES
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 580
Views: 60243

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

It is a bit awkward to get set up right, but I've never heard about needing to copy files around. With a controller connected you just right-click the game in your library and select "edit steam controller configuration" or words to that effect (though you might have to be in Big Picture m...
by HES
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 154
Views: 19793

Re: Fallout 4

If you side with the BoS, do you build settlements like the Minutemen do in order for them to "volunteer" food? Short answer no. Settlement alignment and building is actually largely independent of which faction you join*, it's just the minutemen quests steer you towards gaining and devel...
by HES
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 658002

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Izawwlgood wrote:Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered.

All America needs for unity is a common enemy to rally against?
by HES
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

The 'i' in German 'Kind,' 'Innsbruck,' and 'Zürich' is pronounced exactly like the one in English 'cricket' and 'inn.' In German, all vowels come in short/closed and long/open versions, and you picked the wrong ones here. Try 'mir,' 'ihr,' 'fliegen,' etc. Oh, good. I'm far from fluent in German but...
by HES
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 658002

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

addams wrote:No. USAians do Not know who he is.
Neither do most give a Flying Fuck.

And that is precisely the recognition he deserves.
by HES
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2549
Views: 391507

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I already own everything on steam, so I'm spending money on origin instead.
by HES
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

The bill will force internet companies to store their users’ browsing data for a year

A bit pointless if everyone starts using TOR
by HES
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Header on a smarter planet site
Replies: 1
Views: 2231

Re: Header on a smarter planet site

Replicated in Chrome 54 at http://xkcd.com/asmarterplanet/
by HES
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:the penguins will be back.

!!! :D
by HES
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 32565

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Context to the above: Croydon tram: Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment, caused by excessive speed on a tight bend.
by HES
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Though not the furthest by distance, Gatwick has an entire county between it and Greater London
by HES
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: do you think all railroad crossings should be replaced with overpasses?
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: do you think all railroad crossings should be replaced with overpasses?

PAstrychef wrote:And your point is?

I assume the implication was that level crossings do not significantly hinder emergency vehicles as suggested in the OP.
by HES
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: do you think all railroad crossings should be replaced with overpasses?
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: do you think all railroad crossings should be replaced with overpasses?

In the UK, it is Network Rail's (the company that manages national rail infrastructure) policy to close as many level crossings as possible, especially the pedestrian-only type. This is nothing to do with road traffic delays, and everything to do with fatal train-strikes. People are impatient idiots...
by HES
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic

They missed Otterton
by HES
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Shit, so it is. I was associating it with Bournville.
by HES
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I'm a little disappointed that Cadbury isn't located just south of Birmingham
by HES
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 21951

Re: 1759: "British Map"

ramblinjd wrote:Puns on real places:
Nothingham

In my ire that it was in the wrong location, I completely failed to notice the missing T.
by HES
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh penis! Everyone still with us down there?
by HES
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay - probably a good place to ask as any, but where did the two "main character" names (Cueball & Megan) come from? Did Randall name them in a Blag post? They're not officially cannon, however the generic bald-headed male has been known within the community as cueball long before Ti...
by HES
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

squareroot wrote:I only read Time way too late to join this

False!
by HES
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 472297

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

Is there any worth to the SE, or do I stick to my heavily modded old edition that probably looks and plays just as well?
by HES
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 271280

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

TvT Rivals wrote:
CharlieP wrote:My girlfriend's friend wants to call her as-yet-unborn daughter Cersei, after the Game of Thrones character.


Khaleesi is becoming popular too.

Unfortunately the former was the answer in the pub quiz earlier this week, whereas I had put down the latter.
by HES
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104570
Views: 28579278

Re: 1190: "Time"

You were, at the time, running out of time to vote. Less Wait For It, more Run!
by HES
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 199979

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Right, I TL;DR'd the quote and missed that there was computer processing involved in the middle.

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