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by AndrewGPaul
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 16863

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

Thank you, phlip. I've been unable to run the Microsoft Office photo editor on my office PC in anything other than full-screen mode for months. My other workaround was to edit the registry (somewhere in there is a field which gives the screen coordinates for the top-left corner and the width and hei...
by AndrewGPaul
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 22940

Re: 1470: "Kix"

(We have Shredded Wheat here, but it's branded Nestlé. None of the others. Honey Bunches of Oats sounds silly to me, and Grape Nuts sounds as if it might be a slang term for haemorrhoids or some kind of testicular disorder :D) I never understood why the purple ones in American candies were grape fl...
by AndrewGPaul
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1392: "Dominant Players"
Replies: 187
Views: 40719

Re: 1392: "Dominant Players"

I always thought of "sport" as being one of those terms like "planet". :) It's just sort of grown up over the years, and most people have never really sat down to define what it means. So going by SportAccord's definition, "blood sports" aren't "sports". Neith...
by AndrewGPaul
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26456

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

The oldest files I can find are game saves for the original TIE Fighter, from 1995. Sadly, the save files from my very first game no longer survive. That was Microprose's Gunship 2000, (c) 1991 according to the back of the box. Yes, I still own it. It's no use to me, though, as it came on three HD 5...
by AndrewGPaul
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233295

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Apparently when people were dissecting chicken feet in a biology lesson, the done thing was to tap people on the shoulder with them by working the tendons manually, but (un)fortunately I missed that lesson through illness! The butcher we used when I was young used to give out chicken feet. They wer...
by AndrewGPaul
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1288: "Substitutions"
Replies: 147
Views: 43806

Re: 1288: "Substitutions"

I'm getting a "Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: Filename cannot be empty in /home/content/c/a/b/cabbruzz/html/misc/translate/translate2.php on line 4" error on Firefox. :(
by AndrewGPaul
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 27307

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

I would argue that a "motorway" is a specific type of highway, with certain features such as being dual carriageway, having a central crash barrier, a hard shoulder, emergency telephones every mile, markers every 100m, minimum lengths of "slip road" (=entry/exit ramp), no rounda...
by AndrewGPaul
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 102494

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Since someone else has already brought up stardates, I'll throw in the date system used in the Warhammer 40,000 wargame setting: Right now (2013-02-27 21:12:38) would be 0156013.M003. The first digit is an accuracy flag. 0 basically means the event being dated happened on Earth. The next three are t...
by AndrewGPaul
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 50311

Re: 1143:"Location"

For me, Googling "ingress" simply gets me to http://www.ingress.com/ There, all I can see is a picture of a statue in some unidentified US city, a smartphone with some sort of map app running and a signup box. I don't have an Android phone, so the link to the App store is useless, and the ...
by AndrewGPaul
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 320492

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but ... running Firefox 11 on Windows 7 and viewing full-screen on a 1680x1050 monitor, in the UK I first got: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/andrewgpaul/xkcd_1.jpg refreshing or force-refreshing that tab doesn't change anything. However, now that...
by AndrewGPaul
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17721

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

I just thought that the beardless fellow was implying that beardy man's life wasn't nearly as exciting or unusual as he thinks it is.
by AndrewGPaul
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65940

Re: 988: "Tradition"

Traditional? Possibly not, but here's Jingle Bells for a country that has Christmas in midsummer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJ8jsw4BSo

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