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by Flumble
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 5377

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: 325394

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: 325394

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: 12394

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: 2229

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: 10596

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: 12227

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: 9401
Views: 1365357

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: 8651
Views: 1617227

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: 622
Views: 92941

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: 90038
Views: 8011757

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: 12227

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: 325394

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: 1515661

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: 8297

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: 1515661

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: 8297

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: 8297

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: 680
Views: 114636

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: 4493

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: 1515661

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.
by Flumble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1863: "Screenshots"
Replies: 47
Views: 7419

Re: 1863: "Screenshots"

Just hitting PrtSc sticks it in my OneDrive-enabled Pictures folder. I don't know what it would do if I hadn't set up OneDrive, but I assumed it would stick it in the regular Pictures folder. (I made the mistake of inputting my Microsoft account stuff during setup, instead of waiting until after, a...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1868: "Eclipse Flights"
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

Re: 1868: "Eclipse Flights"

20 or so years ago a friend of mine and I booked on an eclipse charter flight to Luxembourg, it was scheduled to land just before totality, give us 2 hours on the ground to enjoy the eclipse, then take us back to London. Humans... Nonetheless, I will make sure I'm in South America come 2020-12-14. ...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325394

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

...bringing us back to the posts at the top of this page about how the actors are the characters in GoT. :roll:
by Flumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining line of sight over time
Replies: 30
Views: 5939

Re: Determining line of sight over time

Note that the OP did state that, when the points are stationary, the problem is trivial. (Well, the OP said "is it" instead of "it is", but I assume they meant the latter. :roll: ) And it is insinuated that the problem is not trivial when the points are moving. I'll admit, I hadn...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining line of sight over time
Replies: 30
Views: 5939

Re: Determining line of sight over time

By the way, having the observers moving instead of stationary does not change the difficulty of this question. Are you dropping the implicit assumption that the objects in the space are stationary? Let me add some cents: Depending on the type of objects, you can calculate exactly when the moving li...
by Flumble
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 11713

Re:

I got this strange error code when I tried to go there. This was the first line of the HTTP header I got back: HTTP/1.1 418 I'm a teapot From RFC7168 : To distinguish messages destined for TEA-capable HTCPCP services from pots compliant with the base HTCPCP specification, a new MIME media type is d...
by Flumble
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 11713

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Russell's teapot really raises a profound question: Will it make hot tea or iced tea? Yes. I would guess "no": there's just too much of a chance someone forgets to fill it before launching it into space, and even then, who's going to pour it into cups before all the tea has evaporated? Ne...
by Flumble
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4948
Views: 674089

Re: Doctor Whom

Just came across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM12ZVHBNwQ and felt like it needs sharing. :mrgreen:
by Flumble
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1863: "Screenshots"
Replies: 47
Views: 7419

Re: 1863: "Screenshots"

TIL in Windows 10 you can press Win+PrtSc to save a screenshot to a file and you can use Ctrl+PrtSc when the snipping tool is open to make a rectangular selection of the screen, both without affecting the clipboard with the snipping tool set to "copy snips to clipboard" by default.
by Flumble
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4948
Views: 674089

Re: Doctor Whom

Does she have large etheric beam locators? :roll:
by Flumble
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Graph theory terminology
Replies: 16
Views: 7541

Re: Graph theory terminology

Vertices are the 0-dimensional attributes of 3D models and 3D models only, so the endpoints of edges in graphs are nodes. Also node is easier to type a thousand times when programming something that uses graphs (or their sub-types). Towns and roads . Because those words definitely make sense for dir...
by Flumble
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1861: "Quantum"
Replies: 69
Views: 9316

Re: 1861: "Quantum"

Since we have gathered so much abbreviation knowledge in here, what does the AYY stand for in ayy lmao? :mrgreen:


I'm still happy to see "lol" floating around the blogosphere, because the letters form a word for "fun" in dutch.
by Flumble
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

The unit of entropy is J/K, i.e. "Joules per Kelvin", the corresponding physical quantities being energy and temperature. It would seem you are the one having difficulty with the various kinds of entropy. :wink: The general shape of entropy is dimensionless -physicists like to multiply it...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

It's no fun if you keep including "civilised world": that immediately implies one of those weird british games that's played in only two countries. :roll: (with a bat in this case, because it has a batting average) I don't know what Randall's problem with entropy is: just like the hit poin...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What if there was an Alien Invasion?
Replies: 86
Views: 12533

Re: What if there was an Alien Invasion?

... one day you *will* meet someone who doesn't want to cooperate with you. That someone could be us. The argument is that such a non-violent species gets destroyed by the first violent species it encounters, whereas a violent species can continue to exist regardless of whether it meets violent or ...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1795836

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If I understand correctly, push notifications and other events that may repeat for all eternity do require user permission? Then it's all good with me. (It came across to me as if SWs were as free as OS services/daemons in that they could run indefinitely or continuously request new events, like set...
by Flumble
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What if there was an Alien Invasion?
Replies: 86
Views: 12533

Re: What if there was an Alien Invasion?

Their mode of travel may dwarf anything we have, by centuries, but it's possible they don't know violence like we do. It's possible they don't know how to defend themselves because they've never had to. Hmm, how likely would that be? I think it would require either no scarcity, a single entity or n...
by Flumble
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1795836

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I take it the browser will ask the user "do you want this site to drain your battery, waste your bandwidth and track you forever?" before running a service worker. Right? :roll:
by Flumble
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 9905

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I take it you interpreted chris' joke as self-depreciating? (namely him being the egg and the long-haired one being a woman) Otherwise, how do you get to the assumption that chris is thinking the stick figure is a girl? Self deprecating? I don't believe so. The cartoon is gender neutral other than ...

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