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by water_moon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 10396

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

orthogon wrote:Point of order: it was Pfhorrest who said that; I was quoting them

sorry, cut the wrong things when quoting, will fix
by water_moon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 10396

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

But on the topic of elections in general and predictions influencing how people vote: I can understand that the closeness or foregone-ness of a particular race might encourage or discourage people to vote at all, but one thing I've never understood is predicted outcome influencing how people vote. ...
by water_moon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"
Replies: 110
Views: 15520

Re: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"

In addition: I work in cybersecurity. I find the computerized touch screen voting machines a security nightmare, and want them banned. All ballots should be on paper, and available for a manual recount. I too very much dislike many of the e-voting machines, both for hack-ability and lack of a trail...
by water_moon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"
Replies: 110
Views: 15520

Re: 2066: "Ballot Selfies"

It makes sense to not allow cameras in voting booths, selling votes is still an issue (In college one of my friends had a boss who told him he'd be fired if he didn't prove to the boss he voted a certain way, the worker in question was bragging he just took a picture then told the machine it was inc...
by water_moon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 8294

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

RE: the feeling older comic is from 2011. I love that one, I still refer to it, though I've taken to updating it. I find it has a lot of resonance with people, or at least those over the age of 12ish. One I got to add last year was: "Toy Story came out closer to Watergate than the present day.&...
by water_moon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 19457

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Until I had Turkish delight (and to answer the one about American's not having it frequently, the first time I SAW it for purchase I was 34. I'd be willing to bet that my 65+ y.o. parents have never had it in their lives -- though my 6-10 y.o. children could NOT get enough of the pack of rose flavor...
by water_moon
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 63
Views: 13195

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

I spend a lot of time in the Kingdom of Loathing--who says it's not a real place? My Disco Bandit is level 19! It must be a place, you can be west of it, furthermore it's had an Elemental International Airport for over 3 years! It does not however have a IATA code. Not too sure what EIA is.... but ...
by water_moon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 52
Views: 15595

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

There's a new way to make me feel old: remind me it's been 7 years since I first saw mention of this and worried for a total stranger...

But as my husband says "getting old is better than the alternative." Here's to you and yours getting older for at least another 7 years.
by water_moon
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 9515

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

So out of curiosity, other than the horse password being used character for character by far too many, what other good advice has backfired?
by water_moon
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 9171

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

Start -> It's not a meteorite Discourages scientific curiosity. I'd disagree, most folks with scientific curiosity would challenge a bald statement. And there are nice links to a real flow chart on a website hosted by a real professor, who to put it in his own words "[In 2015] was contacted 27...
by water_moon
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 9171

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

If you go to the other pages linked on the self-test checklist ( http://meteorites.wustl.edu/realities.htm for those who can't get to the link thanks to xkcd's linkage) they link to several stories of non meteorites falling from the sky, from the sound of it, there's more man made space junk landing...
by water_moon
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 153489

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I think the "relax" is the April fool's. Instead of just enjoying a little smile or asking a friend for explanation of the usual brand of interest. I've come here to hunt down what's going wrong. In ancient IE what plays nice with no one there's nothing, like not even a space. So on to Ope...

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