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by Flumble
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 11439

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

It should really be ROY G CAB is you want a properly-balanced spectrum by modern color theory. Hue angles 0, 30, 60, 120, 180, 210, and 240; red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, azure, blue. Where is purple/violet in your model? Violet (as the spectral colour) is not part of the colour wheel whereas p...
by Flumble
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1886: Typing Notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 3664

Re: 1886: Typing Notifications

Devil N wrote:And then finally you'd receive about eight finely crafted words comprising a highly condensed summary of carefully considered thoughts. Which mean absolutely nothing to you since you didn't get to follow the thought process.

Guilty. I did say all I wanted to.
by Flumble
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I hate gratuitous encryption
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Re: I hate gratuitous encryption

Maybe this is only my personal ideal, but I always kind of figured the goal would be to make your site accessible to as many people as practical. Hahaha, if web designers did that, who would they look down their noses at while sipping their gluten-free mocha chai soy milk lattes over their Macbooks...
by Flumble
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I hate gratuitous encryption
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Re: I hate gratuitous encryption

Randall hates botnets so he doesn't allow people with insecure systems to enjoy his comics. :wink: Just how old is your version of Firefox that it doesn't accept TLS 1.2 with the allowed cipher suites? Even bloody FF31 is able to visit xkcd and that's browsing with a live grenade (see all the red st...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 8391

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

speising wrote:
orthogon wrote:between, say, 50 and 60 degrees of latitude. Does the EU have such a member state?

Not for very much longer.

It can check out, but it can never leave.

There are quite a few other countries at that latitude range though.
by Flumble
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 7056

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

(But note that this is sort of unrelated to my previous post, because even a jailbroken phone cannot fix the basic problem that all media audio channels are mixed together, making it impossible to independently control the volume of apps.) It seems you can use pulseaudio, which is of course the awe...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 7056

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

Resent? Nah, that's only us 1%. Most people will accept it and after a while not even be bothered. Moreover, if one doesn't, buying that phone was a bad decision and you can't make bad purchase decisions, now can you? :roll: I don't know how much truth there is in combating malware by locking down t...
by Flumble
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 288634

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

morriswalters wrote:I've asked a simple question, what makes a good password?

Where did you ask this question?
by Flumble
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 7056

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

On my phone, when there's something with audio in the foreground, the volume controls default to adjusting the 'regular audio' volume rather than the ringer volume. There's also a fold-out button next to the slider that appears on screen to show all volume sliders, so you can still adjust the ringer...
by Flumble
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks
Replies: 30
Views: 7352

Re: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks

Flumble I can accept ridicule. I have to because I don't know everything, and odds are I make myself look ridiculous all the time. You appear to be one step beyond that. How am I supposed to take that? I suggest you ignore me. I think the word is 'snark' –at least the word sounds like it is. The re...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 8391

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

And I'll say it once more: abolish not only DST (and friends), but all timezones except UTC. So, at what time does January 4 change into January 5? And where? At 00:00 of course. Yes, that does mean a lot of people will do activities across a 'date line', but we have computers to assist us in telli...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 8391

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

[got carried away by compterphile, so now speising is ahead of me] Silly billy, places can't "drift off into a different time zone", because time zones aren't physical . Those cities can be in any timezone they like. And I'll say it once more: abolish not only DST (and friends), but all ti...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks
Replies: 30
Views: 7352

Re: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks

Soupspoon, is your construction akin to making a complete graph ? If you take the edges in a complete graph as symbols and the vertices as cards, you use all symbols exactly twice, all cards have exactly one symbol in common and it works for any number of symbols per card. Reading through, this is p...
by Flumble
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks
Replies: 30
Views: 7352

Re: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks

Naturally, this has been asked on stackoverflow before. On one side math behind it and on the other construction of the cards . The magical concept used is finite projective planes and I won't pretend to really understand it, but it seems to work. Like David said above, for n+1 symbols per card you ...
by Flumble
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325510

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Snow in King's Landing! (except maybe for sparing Tyrion this episode) I'd say killing Tyrion would be a risky move with two dragons at her doorstep, but I couldn't tell from Cersei's behaviour whether she was actually thinking of such consequences. Nice scheming of Cersei behind...
by Flumble
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 11439

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

What you perceive as white and gold is actually blue and black.
by Flumble
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 288634

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Finally, while it is reasonable to assume that neurotypical individuals will be able to memorize unmodified words easiest, I'm not sure about the subset of individuals arguing over a 6 year old webcomic. I don't think the percentage of people with high-functioning Asperger's (or some other memory p...
by Flumble
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101215

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Or the browser itself likes to cache some stuff to disk. Or any of the background services wants to do something, since all you're doing right now is reading The Hobbit and your operating system does want to keep itself optimized (because otherwise you might complain, or worse, switch to another OS)...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1881: "Drone Training"
Replies: 12
Views: 3124

Re: 1881: "Drone Training"

(Though may contain bobcat, off-frame.) The bobcat has been properly trained with that spray bottle to stay off-frame. It doesn't really feel like a BHG scenario to me. BHG would've proactively trained his drones to fly into other people's rooms. Or trained other's drones to fly into the wrong rooms.
by Flumble
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325510

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

More speculation In terms of the Wall I assume the Night King will fly over it on Viserion and it will break the magic on it, letting the white walkers pass by it on the ground. Maybe show some sort of losing battle at Eastwatch against the army of the dead. Or maybe Viserion breathes Ice and he ju...
by Flumble
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)
Replies: 25
Views: 6492

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

^ using less steganography: he manually verified the accounts of your friends (bypassing the email verification) and they can log in now. (I guess the thing Angua said still applies if they want to join forum games, but I don't know which buttons ST pressed exactly. Who knows he might've pressed but...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 7671

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

Dammit Randall, I bet we wouldn't have a fourth comic about eclipses!

"The ISS" is very nearby "Total Solar Eclipse".

Also what are the axes' units?
by Flumble
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325510

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

The eminently practical Tyrion's thoughts on the succession were very astute. Especially his almost throwaway remark about how "The Watch, and, for all their faults, the Ironborn" select their rulers. I'm really curious to see if they will actually arrive upon a real solution to t...
by Flumble
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 6082

Re: American solar eclipse

Maybe we should build a giant lamp at pogrmman's house and shine it at the Moon so the eclipse turns into a full moon? The local PD, the local FD, state troopers, the National Guard, CSI, TV station satellite relay vans will show up for sure. And the neighbours too, because of the power outage. Not ...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7530

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

I can't wait for the uninitiated to complain about the mistakes in nomenclature ...and you didn't have to. :mrgreen: I was curious about those 3 small symbols on the right edge. The outside 2 are being pointed at by lines/vectors and the inner one appears to label an angle. Checked the astrology/as...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7530

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

I always wondered where the solar plexus was. Didn't sound like a body part at all.

Are the distances and sizes to scale on this diagram?
by Flumble
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365544

Re: Minecraft

I'm thinking the crashes are not related to where someone is but probably something else that goes bad in the server over time. Agreed @raudorn, you're free to log in. :wink: It was recently mentioned that it might be possible to set the server to auto-restart after a crash. That feature would have...
by Flumble
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

[edit]ninja'd by soup[/edit] That diagram is confusing me : the ecliptic plane is depicted as a line and the angle is depicted as (kind of) constant, implying a side-view of the Solar system (as it should be), but the Earth is depicted with the North Pole at the centre, implying a top-down view of t...
by Flumble
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012668

Re: Thoughts for ships

Watched this too. Skip to 47:00 for this module. Stored food in the boxes. Mentioned equipment in some side panels. Saw a vaguely similar (unstacked) metal cylinder at ~21:55. Used that for urine. Came from the Russians, supposedly. Shares the Zarya storage space with Russians, incidentally. Thanks...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012668

Re: Thoughts for ships

Before google and facebook, life was meaningless. Now life means monetization. That can't be evil, right? :roll: Also I hadn't caught the news that google now has a tour inside the ISS. Who ordered a large shipment of cylindrical vessels and tubes ? They seem to be blocking half the storage. Can som...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325510

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

So I heard episode 6 is out on the undernet. :roll:

There are a couple of things that didn't sit well with me next week's episode. But, damn, the aforementioned Rule of Cool makes up for it tenfold.
by Flumble
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365544

Re: Minecraft

radorn, are you in some region with too much stuff going on? It's the second (or more-th?) time the server crashed at/after your login attempt. I think I can safely offline teleport you if need be.

Also, yes, the server is back up again.
by Flumble
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325510

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Also this week: Rick & Morty kills the Dream Team. Funny how beyond the wall the skies are about clear when we follow the bird's eye perspective, but there's an opaque snow storm when the people on the ground go in. Yes, there's unspecified time in between, but still. Any idea how well dragons f...
by Flumble
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4893

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

For me it's mostly habitual: I started watching subbed anime, so any cartoon in "anime style" and with japanese customs, architecture and voices feels harmonious, while everything else feels jarring. Especially the female squeaky voices (which are still as annoying as vocal fry in Western ...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 9069

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

rmsgrey wrote:
Weeks wrote:...
The lady doth protest too much, methinks

O, but she'll keep her word.
by Flumble
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1617614

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

That might be better. :mrgreen:
by Flumble
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 9069

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

But I won't use the "h" word here. I don't want to give the movement more credit than I think it deserves... Which "h word" could you possibly mean though? :roll: Hitler had some less redeeming qualities, but I think none was "being too cool for something" or "bei...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update

I think this only goes for Pro editions, but you can set the update policy to anything you like via the Group Policy manager (which is just one step away from using the registry, really). Now windows asks me every day to 'install' the newest Defender fingerprints, but at least it doesn't lead to a f...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365544

Re: Minecraft

I sent a PM to _infina_ about the server status (it's beyond my saving at this point). Thanks for the updated purely topological transportation map, raudorn! :D At this point I think it'd be a shame to overlay the world map* with transportation nodes. *speaking of which: are any people in favour/aga...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101215

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Pfhorrest wrote:Fires and everything's upside-down... you're in Australia, aren't you?

I don't see a barbie in the picture.

Nor any scorpions, alligators, snakes, spiders, kangaroos or emus for that matter.

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