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by drbitboy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 23202

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

LongtimeUser4 must be a relative of Simon Wagstaff.
by drbitboy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 23202

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

I'm into the heating side of this. Many years ago my dad got into overclocking. This was before on-chip temperature sensors were common, but he wanted to have some idea of the temperature of the CPU. He drilled a hole in the CPU heatsink, then epoxy'ed in a temperature element that was positioned an...
by drbitboy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45758

Re: 1168: Tar

Kit. wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:I find it odd that no one suggested tar --version

Code: Select all

...% tar --version
tar: s: unknown function modifier

From one of my Solaris boxes.



i love how it got all the way to the s! what did it do with the second hyphen?
by drbitboy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45758

Re: 1168: Tar

an interesting correlation here would be age bins of the posters vs. percentage using a hyphen before the options. my favorite is wget http://.../.../../pastedurl.tar.gz -O - | tar zxf - after a ... | tar ztvf - | more to check for tarbombs of course (fool me once ...). and since when does "tar...
by drbitboy
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 68141

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

All the discussion about kerning is ignoring the simple brilliance of this comic.
by drbitboy
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 39445

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

And can anyone tell me what a door with one of these automatic_caution_door.jpg attached is supposed to be or do? (oops, there's already a thread for this, and previous posts in this thread) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The bartender says "Hey, we don...
by drbitboy
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43594

Re: "Centrifugal Force" Discussion

This is by far my favorite XKCD comic.

The three frames of setup are perfect for an engineer who watched Goldfinger back in the 60s; even though I recognized the situation I never saw the punchline coming.

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