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by golden.number
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 6647

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

It's not just tech things. I took an old drill into a repair shop and rather than fix it they just gave me a brand new one.
by golden.number
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 10038

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

Okay, now that I've figured out what backpack I need for everyday, it's time to get a hiking backpack. This should be eas.... Aghhhhhhhh!
by golden.number
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 15539

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

I hate lukewarm. With a white-hot hate. I live in a city that is basically smack dab in the middle of the chart ;-) It's not really lukewarm. Just very mild year round. Though we do get 2 months out of the year when the temperature gets up into the 80s and 90s. Those are the worst months of the yea...
by golden.number
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1909:"Digital Resource Lifespan"
Replies: 61
Views: 10095

Re: 1909:"Digital Resource Lifespan"

I play board games. A number of more recent board games now require an app to play. For example, Alchemists https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/161970/alchemists (essentially a board game about getting a science PhD, disguised as a game about alchemy). I've pointed out on board game forums that ...
by golden.number
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 16559

Re: 1849: "Decades"

I can remember during the later half of the 90s people started asking how we would refer to the first two decades of the new millennium since we were so used to talking about the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Here we are 20+ years later and there still isn't an answer! The people 2097 are going to be writ...
by golden.number
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 25939

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Brown is missing Root Beer flavor. Though I understand this tastes like medicine flavor in certain countries, sort of like how cherry flavor equates to medicine flavor in the US.
by golden.number
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 25939

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

852derek852 wrote:people who don't like licorice have tastebuds that are objectively mutated


I agree red licorice is the best! (If you meant black licorice, you have serious problems and should see a doctor.)
by golden.number
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 25939

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

I'd like to see an actual website that aggregated people's responses. I had an "incident" with cotton candy as a kid, so I would place the taste so far off to the left that it wouldn't even appear on the graph ;-) Similarly, pistachio doesn't belong on the graph, but mint should be to the ...
by golden.number
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 19998

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I'm sorry, I have to object to Honeycrisp being the "good" endpoint in a world where SweeTango/Minneiska (another U of M production!) and Pink Lady/Cripps Pink both exist. I think it depends on what you are doing with the apples. Pink Lady is my favorite eating apple, but HoneyCrips is my...
by golden.number
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 19998

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

For those looking to find Honeycrisp (or any other variety) in the US (or several other countries), this website shows a map of orchards that grow them . That map appears to be out of date. For instance, this orchard definitely sells them (I've purchased them there many times - they are as big as m...
by golden.number
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 11481

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

For me it's almost always anything that requires make and/or requires a specific dependency that isn't in the standard repositories.
by golden.number
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 16933

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

I love Asimov's "Let There Be Light". For me it's up there with Clarke's "The Nine Billion Names of God".
by golden.number
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 8349

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Did anybody else cross off all the actual pairs to check for completeness? I'm assuming that the two I was left with (Timon and Pumbaa) go together, although I've only heard of the first as an obscure Shakespeare title character... There is a Disney movie called The Lion King that features two char...
by golden.number
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1648: "Famous Duos"
Replies: 44
Views: 8349

Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

I recently rewatched the Bill and Ted movies and found my old Calvin and Hobbes books (after 20+ years). Bill and Ted - not as good as I remembered. Calvin and Hobbes - even better than I remembered (though strangely, I now identify more with the Dad and Hobbes than I do with Calvin ;-)
by golden.number
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 27022

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

I still dont understand why we havent implemented the 13 month / 28 day calendar yet ?? I'm not sure of all the reasons, but I would imagine that the superstitions around the number 13 would be a big one. People would freak out about their children being born in the 13th month (and let's not even m...
by golden.number
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18574

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

I've live in 10+ houses all over the US (florida, indiana, cali, utah, oregon, colorado, washington, texas) and all of them have had floor and ceiling vents. The floor vents are typical when there is a basement under the first floor, or on the second floor. In a forced air home there are two sets of...
by golden.number
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18574

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

I've lived in 10+ houses during the past 40+ years in Cali, Oregon, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Utah, Colordao, and Washington. Every one of those houses had floor vents. This is one of those bias things were I am so used to something that I am astonished to discover that there are people who don't kno...

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