Search found 8 matches

by SvenV
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 9470

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

In iOS you can set the volume buttons to default to media volume. This was also possible in Android up until KitKat or thereabouts: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/36989155 Removing this option and refusing to re-implement it seems kind of ridiculous to me. Many people simply don't want to ad...
by SvenV
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 25938

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

By the way, for non-Wikipedia/Wictionary references: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/biennial http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/biannual While just to help confuse everyone, Merriam-Webster allows biannual to optionally be used to mean biennial: http://i.word.com/...
by SvenV
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 25938

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

Can I get a citation on that? http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/questions-and-quandaries/grammar/bi-annual-vs-biennial Hmmm ... That's a rather nice example, but of something very different. The writer says: Be sure to get these words straight. If you say “biannual” when you mean “biennial,...
by SvenV
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 25938

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

The second rule of Linguistics Club is: You DO NOT talk of Linguistics Club with small words of just one sound part like this.
by SvenV
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1376: "Jump"
Replies: 62
Views: 13472

Re: 1376: "Jump"

There is a really cool Japanese short animation (maybe part of a longer film) that was making the rounds a few months back. ... For me, this type of dream starts with skiing or bicycling or something similar. I'll get some air hitting a jump and then I realize that the land is sloping down so much ...
by SvenV
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1376: "Jump"
Replies: 62
Views: 13472

Re: 1376: "Jump"

To change direction while gliding you just need to lean in the direction you want to turn. Altitude can be adjusted by cautiously tilting forwards or backwards. Whenever I have these dreams (not frequently enough) I think about all the various possibilities the ability opens up, and/or about how muc...
by SvenV
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 51485

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

1. Homoeopathy is a sham (though perhaps, like placebos, a useful sham on rare occasions) 2. As others have said here, the comic has it backwards. Homoeopathy would use diluted cyanide as an antidote to Death, for example. (Disclaimer: not a real example. Do not try this.) Wikipedia would explain it...
by SvenV
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0701: "Science Valentine"
Replies: 133
Views: 37774

Re: "Science Valentine" Discussion

You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right.

Quick, someone tell the CRU!

:wink:

Go to advanced search