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by azule
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104216
Views: 26960139

Re: 1190: "Time"

Since GLR is notorious for avoiding sequels - probably less than 1/100 of the Othercomics are sequelish, I'd say - Oh, I don't know... he's done quite a few series in his 1-4 panel comics, so he's not at all averse to sequels per se. Time OTOH took a lot of... er.... Tim. I doubt he'll do a Time n!...
by azule
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104216
Views: 26960139

Re: (This is not an POST)

In terms of the present: I thought I saw lmjb today, but when I asked it was not her. So, lmjb, you've got a double somewhere. Did you walk up to this person and say, "Hey, are you lmjb1964?" Or did you say, "The rIver is small?" And what did they say in return? :) I did say, &q...
by azule
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 1375

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

You would think that the ghost pepper would be on the right of the three peppers.
by azule
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 3133

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I had that same thought as the comic, that if one of the words could have special meaning then all could. I can't prove it, of course. What's the relation to Humpty Dumpty here? The first line is a quote from Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking Glass (which would make the girl Alice). It wouldn't m...
by azule
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 2750

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

rmsgrey wrote:The idea with the smoke alarm battery change is that you only need it every 8-9 months or so, but it's a lot easier to remember key dates twice a year than keep track of an irregular period.

Not if you impregnate someone every 9 months. This might require more than one lover.
by azule
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 4578

Re: 1849: "Decades"

Plasma Mongoose wrote:When we get to the 2020s we will need to make sure people know you are talking about the 2020s and not the 1920s.

The 20s was a time of advanced technology, especially time travel. Which century was I talking about?
by azule
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 4578

Re: 1849: "Decades"

Also, the boundaries of the 80s and 90s appear much sharper: ⋅ The 80s start with the death of Disco and the rise of pop stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson; it's the decade of Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev. ⋅ The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disolution of the Soviet Unio...
by azule
Mon May 01, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104216
Views: 26960139

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi, BlitzGirl.

ggh, I don't know. I just did a quick perusal... skimblitz, emphasis on the skim.

P.S. I thought we could tag people. How?
by azule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104216
Views: 26960139

Re: 1190: "Time"

Was it this ? (You have to go to NP1440 to get to your own.) Yes, that was exactly it. How'd you find it? Although I thought that someone else was doing it - jjjdavidson or jovialbard or k.bookbinder - I vaguely recalled azule being involved, so I searched his posts for "impression." It w...
by azule
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 5389

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

OP Tipping wrote:So is it just me that uses gedit?

That's more like notepad than Notepad++. I have used it but replacements are desired.
by azule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 5389

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

I used to use EditPlus. Maybe it wasn't the best (regular expressions were lacking) but it was so easy and useful.

Sublime is good/ok. I couldn't get started with Atom.

I've only dabbled in vim. Really I just don't know about it.
by azule
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2605

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

Unbalanced wrote:Reminds me of these oddly poetic trash bins posted to tumblr.

Image

But what's wrong with those? Looks like they can still hold trash. (I'd be an annoying trash man, yes.)
by azule
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1817: "Incognito Mode"
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: 1817: "Incognito Mode"

Thanks for the links, OP. I never knew.
by azule
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 10381

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Even since I discovered the true etymology I can't shake off the contamination, especially since things said facetiously are often also a bit shitty. Things said sarcastically and sardonically can be equally shitty. Funny association, still. (Haha, autoincorrect wanted me to write "stool"...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 10381

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I'm wondering if people are maybe missing the point of my comment. I wasn't saying (much) about the correct pronunciation of "bonafide", just noting that in the movie Robin Williams as Genie says "boh-nah-fee-day" in a place that seems to call for a rhyme with "certified&qu...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 10381

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Except that the pronunciation of "chimera" is also consistent with the spelling, just like "technology" and "mechanism" and "chemistry" and "charisma" and "chorus" and "chaos" are. Except for chimichanga, which contains the first...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 10381

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Not at the time having used the following words, I basically learned the correct pronunciation of "epitome" and "hyperbole" from the incorrect pronunciation made by comedian Brian Regan. Speaking of, I feel like the pronunciations of Reagan and Regan should be swapped. The world ...
by azule
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 10400

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. We really don't use the word crisp in America. We'll know by default that you mean chip. That and your -our spelling are clues. To me (US), this is crisp (although it seems not everyone knows that, and for a while I wondered if ma...
by azule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 10400

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. We really don't use the word crisp in America. We'll know by default that you mean chip. That and your -our spelling are clues. I am also offended by liquorice being so low. Even more than I am by the spelling "licorice"...
by azule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 10400

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Chocolate is opinion yet white chocolate has a hard spot? Why, yes, I disagree!

Lime, in the form of lemon-lime, should be higher.

The yellow spectrum should include snow. ;)

My favorite colors to consume are pink and yellow. I'm often disappointed.
by azule
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 3589

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

Pokémon reference. Eating them. Is that also a PETA reference?
by azule
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3428

Re: 1802: "Phone"

Keyman wrote:Oh c'mon! Nobody's yet said "I'm not really into Pokémon"??

Except that I am..... and I like to talk about it.
by azule
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3428

Re: 1802: "Phone"

So if you don't need to work, and can't do anything important, why not play Pokemon all day? And what would that look like if you never left the holodeck? I would snuggle with all the Pokémon. Then when I got bored with that I'd battle them. That's probably how it got started in the game universe, ...
by azule
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3428

Re: 1802: "Phone"

Easy solution, Cueball, be social with your own select group of friends, then ignore the rest of the world, including family.
by azule
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6607

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

HES wrote:Here you go.
Image

You're the best. I feel better now.
by azule
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6607

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Spoiler:
I don't get why some countries are distorted like Russia. Specifically about Russia, wouldn't it overlap other countries?
by azule
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 5756

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

Late at night, Randall stops at a stop light. As he's waiting for it to turn green, he mumbles, "You're a kitty." The light turns green, he steps on the gas and says, "Oh pretty kitty. Wait what?" He pulls over, pops the hood, gets out and opens it. A cat jumps out and bites him...
by azule
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 7205

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

thunk wrote:Image

Alt-text: "It me, your father."

It you, clearly.

FTFY
by azule
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

PinkShinyRose wrote:
TvT Rivals wrote:There have been suggestions to avoid the most egregious problems of gerrymandering (creating districts more compact would help), but politicians don't want this, of course.

Why not switch to a mixed representation system like in Germany?

Which parts are mixed?
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 10329

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Looks like he was musing about -muse words, lol. Etymonline is great, though.
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 7051

Re: 1768: "Settling"

by azule
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 7051

Re: 1768: "Settling"

J%r wrote:Is it bad that I initially thought it was about suicide?

How many lives do you have? I mean how many have you gotten?
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Thanks for the replies, you two. I just read up recently about the proposed state of Sequoyah, which was about half of Oklahoma. It was not approved by the Republican congress because it would have been a Democratic state. Therefore it was combined with the proposed Oklahoma state.... Politics. Igno...
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I don't get the reasons these names were chosen. Like someone said, if it was on a theme there you'd go... This feels very random. But, back to official state names...Why do some states share a name? I'm pretty sure that when some states split they got new names (was it Tennessee?) but when Carolina...
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 14978

Re: 1761: "Blame"

So this is where political divides come from: shitty relatives. ;)
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 10329

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Wikipedia doesn't have an entry on cat-calling. But google, Wiktionary, Meriam-Webster and the Oxford Dictionary all give the more generic definition. Of these, only wiktionary lists the narrower definition of 'A shout, whistle, or comment of a sexual nature, usually made toward women' at all. I th...
by azule
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 10329

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! Huh. Doesn't happen for me. Typing &qu...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 7108

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Plutarch wrote:I've moved houses quite often. I've never labelled a box. Is it a normal thing to do? Do most people do it?

I used to label them. But, eh, don't anymore. If you don't label them it's like Xmas morning everyday until you're done unpacking. ;)
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 10329

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

... given your current avatar* * in a universe in which there is a convenient terminal with an immense assortment of obscure settings (or the ability to invent settings) to configure, it's not unthinkable that there would/could be a setting which causes avatars (and perhaps usernames), as we choose...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 10329

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! (mansplain v. To explain something clea...

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