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by Flumble
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 7182

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: 315882

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: 5561

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: 6960

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: 6960

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: 9352
Views: 1324686

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: 2143

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: 89986
Views: 7684176

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: 89986
Views: 7684176

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: 315882

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: 9352
Views: 1324686

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: 315882

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: 4438

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: 7640

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: 8640
Views: 1573295

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: 7640

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: 5356

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: 9352
Views: 1324686

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: 28398
Views: 2981514

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.
by Flumble
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

But what is default?
by Flumble
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315882

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

Which part of 'saving' looks like corpses mindlessly marching towards civilians, who have a chance to go west south (well, Jon said they could have the lands directly south of the wall, but no one can stop free folk from going far south or even to Essos individually), to butcher the...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315882

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

s07e04:
Spoiler:
So, Daenerys' way of being a good queen is to personally (well, dragonally) destroy food supplies?


trpmb6 wrote:That's because these are his own words that he spoke to Varys in private in season 1:

Ah, thanks for reminding!
by Flumble
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0580: "The Race: Part 4"
Replies: 54
Views: 12242

Re: 0580: "The Race: Part 4"

Huh, part 4 of The Race is the only part that has a topic. Well, I won't retroactively make a topic for part 5 just to say the following. I finally got the "I swallowed a bug" reference. :D "Got" as in heard that line spoken in the film, not just that it's something River would ...
by Flumble
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like Trump changed his tune on immigration and the border wall? (Joke)
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Looks like Trump changed his tune on immigration and the border wall? (Joke)

It doesn't warrant its own topic/thread. You could've placed that message in something on youtube or fleeting/random thoughts or whatever appropriate topic is hiding in FaiD . Maybe there's even a long forgotten "jokes thread". Perhaps you could ask ST to merge this into the fleeting thoug...
by Flumble
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 12
Views: 9099

Re: I'm looking for a device for drawing.

I'm not up-to-date with tablet pens, but way back (some 10 years ago) the only cheapish tablet pens that weren't battery-powered were Wacom pens. The others were powered with AAA cells or similar and therefore quite bulky and not like a regular pen. Moreover, cheap models didn't offer tilt sensors, ...
by Flumble
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 11638

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

ObsessoMom wrote:Wow, the Isle of the Dead is a roundabout! I'll have to adjust my theology accordingly.

So that's where dresden codak got that tomb environment from!
by Flumble
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1324686

Re: Minecraft

It certainly triggered my email notification system (namely a timeout while polling the online players). Though I don't notice 300 new messages when the email tab is closed. :roll: (superfluous to say, I did notice after reading oscar's message and it's up now) That's the third time in about a week ...
by Flumble
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1573295

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Peaceful Whale wrote:The characters in xkcd don't have faces, so why would their emojis have faces either?

Oooh, that's meta!
by Flumble
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 620
Views: 82045

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So the best use would be to power a machine that sets an alarm 6 hours in the future and is triggered by that same alarm.
by Flumble
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7684176

Re: Thoughts for ships

I love the Maildir principle. No need to fire up a proper email client to filter and remove 900 new messages (because currently cron sends me a message every minute the xkcd minecraft server is down :roll: ) because the emails (proper) are just text files in a folder. :D (this has been known to peop...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 11638

1871: "Bun Alert"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/bun_alert.png Title text: “ Since buns range from crepuscular to nocturnal, it's recommended that you enable the scheduled "Do Not Disturb" mode on your phone to avoid being woken by alerts about Night Buns. ” A bun alert might not be such a bad idea: I don't ...
by Flumble
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315882

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

I think it was the editing that made the 'teleporting' more jarring (speaking as one who hasn't touched a single book): We get a grand scheme of taking Casterly Rock narrated by Tyrion, then suddenly a cut to a naval battle (which, afterwards, left me wondering whether it took place at casterly ...
by Flumble
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1458798

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I'm not to speak any good of any other TV network (especially american ones), but how would this solve anything rather than perpetuate segregation? :?
by Flumble
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 7687

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

Ah, free screenings for non-critics, that's news to me!


Soupspoon wrote:And then there was 1857. Unless you didn't take that as (somewhat) serious...

That comic was a completely hypothetical joke until yesterday. :roll:
by Flumble
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1458798

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

TIL (through a satire by Boondocks) in the USA there's an actual television network called BET (black entertainment television). Isolating your target audience by skin colour is bad enough, but they're allowed to even promote it through their company name. :?
by Flumble
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 7687

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

( Reacting solely with a bastardization of the thinking emoji seemed like a good idea: it's very relevant to the title text and it seemed like an apt response to the very existence of this film. Also I like its confused/dorky/cynic expression.) It strikes me as odd that there are so many negative re...
by Flumble
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 7687

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

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by Flumble
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 672
Views: 103343

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

What would be the benefit of clicking the "take including illegal goods" in case there are two buttons? Are illegal goods a risky business or only a hindrance? After a bit of searching the web, illegal goods do seem to be big risky business, so a "take only the 'legal' stuff" bu...
by Flumble
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1869: "Positive and Negative Reviews"
Replies: 23
Views: 4144

Re: 1869: "Positive and Negative Reviews"

No product with "smart" in its name can be any good.
by Flumble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1458798

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

You want impressive numbers? 90 000, 132 000, five million, 70 500 000, three hundred million, NA, g64, TREE(3), eight.

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