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by Flumble
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 13360

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

Seasoning is adding spices. You add spices to food, not to pans. Unless you want to eat the pan.
by Flumble
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90035
Views: 7948815

Re: Thoughts for ships

The boring, likely answer would be data center, even considering the barbed wire on top. But file it under SCP to be on the safe side. Try and see with tracert/traceroute whether your internet connection usually passes through an AT&T site. It may be a subliminal mind control facility.
by Flumble
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 11854

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Ooh, the rest of the season has started. If you've never heard of tardigrades before, you sure will during episodes 3 and 4. Ugh, 12-year-old me wouldn't have all this knowledge baggage that hold me back from enjoying the series. She did kill T'Kuvma when she presumably could have stunned him and ta...
by Flumble
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Re: 1899: "Ears"

To me it makes more sense that a slug likes to hold on to the earbud to protect itself from the environment. But then that's what the slugs inside my ears would want me to think. There's probably just multiple types of slugs. Maybe they're male and female. To anyone with a partner: do they have earb...
by Flumble
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Automatic updates
Replies: 9
Views: 3047

Re: Automatic updates

How many people actually leave their session open overnight? I do, but I'm also in the group of people who know how to disable the automatic-update-and-thereby-force-restart policy. Also, what's the restart policy for updates on android flavours and ios? Don't they every force you to restart after a...
by Flumble
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Re: 1899: "Ears"

CelticNot wrote:I can use earbuds, but only for about five minutes before they HURT LIKE DUCKING HELL because the only way they'll stay in is to shove them too deep for comfort.
You shove them in beyond the first flap/corner within your ear? :o
by Flumble
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90035
Views: 7948815

Re: Thoughts for ships

January called; they remembered that comic already.
by Flumble
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 9967

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Anyway, I have a hard time believing such a "democratic self-driving bus" could ever work, because a really really important part of the point of a bus is that it shows up in the same place, at the same time, every day. That's how it's been for buses (and other forms of public transport),...
by Flumble
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 9967

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Your government has an actual bus with 40 steers? I wish ours was as cool.
by Flumble
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 9967

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Welp, it's one line, but does it make a difference under the hood from a while loop's single branch? Also, is that an operator or a warding glyph? I'm lead to wonder if they'll unironically implement a bijection <==> operator next, for those "if and only if" (or "iff") condition...
by Flumble
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 9967

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

(1) You solve a problem. (2) Someone breaks it. (3) You fix (4) Goto (2) Come now, Goto is for noob-lords. I fix. while(3){ You solve a problem. Someone breaks it. You fix } I'm not sure whether the "while (3)" is intentional. Anyway, functional style is hot nowadays: mfix (solveProblem >...
by Flumble
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 11854

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I thought the Discovery pilot (or half-pilot, since I only watched Episode 1) was pretty good...although it was a little heavy-handed with the whole "ooh, that guy is discriminated against among the Klingons because he's a minority skin color , which would never happen on the more enlightened,...
by Flumble
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 11854

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

No love for The Orville? It's been dueling with Discovery for a while now. It's not what I expected from Seth Macfarlane. The reviews so far have been it's Next Generation, but less serious/uptight. Would you expect people to suddenly bring up The Orville in a thread dedicated to a Star Trek series...
by Flumble
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28505
Views: 3068349

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Indeed, the Yes button in the dialog is selected by default, so you can press Y (or a different letter depending on locale) or Enter or smash that motherfucking spacebar.
by Flumble
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 8093

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

Given this is a projective line, mathematician is at infinity.

Also where is AI researcher? If there's still breaking news at that point, there's still hope.
by Flumble
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 26074

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

TIL the english "duck" has two etymologies: one from duce/*ducan (the animal/the act of ducking or diving) and one from *doec/doeck (the type of cloth). And both are pronounced wrongly in english today. Or should I say one is pronounced wrongly, since you wouldn't be able to tell the two a...
by Flumble
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1894: "Real Estate"
Replies: 28
Views: 4018

Re: 1894: "Real Estate"

I haven't yet purchased anything considereded "expensive" by adult standards, but I sometimes try to evaluate more epxensive purchases by basically dividing the price with how long I will have it (or how long until a replacement is bought). I sometimes "cheat" by including the p...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1894: "Real Estate"
Replies: 28
Views: 4018

Re: 1894: "Real Estate"

I try to convert larger amounts of money to months of basic needs (rent+internet+food currently), but that doesn't really help: quite a few singular expenses (a computer, plane tickets, a holiday, a vehicle) cost multiple months. And when you get to things like selling/buying houses, a small differe...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28505
Views: 3068349

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It seems quite clear to me sableeagle is complaining about the dialog's existence, not what it displays. I press shift+delete for basically everything I want removed ( perhaps I should just disable the recycle bin altogether done) and I'm very glad there's a dialog, so I automatically double-check t...
by Flumble
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782685

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

you could use OnFailure= in the the unit file with https://github.com/kylemanna/systemd-utils to send an email notification. I'm not running the services on that that device, just the monitors (which are mostly of the form "try to establish a TCP connection/HTTP session" to find out wheth...
by Flumble
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Direction for buttoning shirts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Direction for buttoning shirts?

Requesting random with heuristic . I want my shirt to be closed as much in the least number of buttonings. Buttoning somewhere near the top or bottom first (which lead to the second buttoning being somewhere on the other end with really high probability) has a high chance of being picked, buttoning ...
by Flumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 6662

Re: 1892: "USB Cables"

There are a few Mini-B USB -connected devices left in the house, but most of the cables have slowly desintegrated or have a <200mA adapter on one end, so it's always a fight for which device gets to live. Well, it's not that bad, since most of them go on for weeks after recharging, but my beaglebone...
by Flumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782685

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

You can still run a flash plugin in an isolated VM on a rented computer on a separate network somewhere across the globe to see HSR. And the most important videos are on the youtubes. Is there a linuxy way to monitor services and send an email whenever a services dies or comes back up (and preferabl...
by Flumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!
Replies: 21
Views: 8242

Re: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!

To get the floorgasm you'll have to eat something funky beforehand. Silicon wafers ( not edible) are quite level, otherwise you'd have a really hard time etching the chips (also not edible). Still, they usually have bumps in the order of micrometres, so that's not really flat "on the molecular ...
by Flumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9098

Re: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"

I've long advocated the use of GUI programs, because (dumb) users are likely to be better at navigating through them than a CLI. Of course the GUI must have enough keyboard controls so a power user can be just as quick as with a CLI. Though they'll never have the best feature of CLIs, piping, and of...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9098

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

Is there any scenario left for which MS DOS is an adequate OS? I use graphics-less linuxen all the time, but they're up to date and the kernel is still being maintained.
by Flumble
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354200

Re: Minecraft

So, the issue with crashes appears to be that a single tick is taking upwards of a minute. Not sure what is causing that lag, but it exists. And for some reason, I was not getting any emails from the fora about PMs or thread updates. Ah, yes, you didn't get notified because the forum email system h...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"
Replies: 31
Views: 5053

Re: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"

Today I learned ( on dutch trains ) the lights are mostly for signalling, rather than for seeing or for being seen. Well, they (notably the third headlight) are a bit for 'being seen', so that at a crossing the train driver can distinguish an oncoming train (hopefully on the other track) from a rand...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 289030

Re: 1037: "Umwelt"

Yes and no. The whole service for Umwelt is broken, so no one can view Umwelt regardless of browser (or other trait that changed the appearance of the comic).

You are not supposed to get nothing on Edge, but it's not that you get nothing because of using Edge.
by Flumble
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 11962

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

He did mention Starship Troopers in the same sentence. (unfortunately I remember very little of that film(s), so I can't tell whether it's a reference or a general sentiment) Was anyone else disconcerted by the use of color? I wasn't, really. We've seen colours before, like in most poster-format com...
by Flumble
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 238336

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Obviously they don't understand your unusual pronunciation, because it's /sdeú̯s/.
by Flumble
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 644417

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

Though I admit I've never recorded the audio and analyzed the pitch thusly. Yes, do science to it. :D And see if you can measure the temperature too (preferably of the cup and the liquid, firstly to see if there's any change of temperature, secondly to see if the change corresponds to a change in p...
by Flumble
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"
Replies: 31
Views: 5053

Re: 1889: "xkcd Phone 6"

Weeks wrote:
CharonPDX wrote:
will never store or transmit images of your face


Can we please get this added to *ALL* phones? With no ability to disable it?
this is why I wear a mask.
No intelligence agency cared who you were until you put on the mask.
by Flumble
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Re: New Phone

But do you have the tattoo, Weeks?

Also thanks for leaving me thoroughly confused. Does this mean it's another edit-spam topic?
by Flumble
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

What chridd says. The idea is that the eye can't see a difference between 'blue with red' (which a monitor can produce) and 'undersaturated violet' (which your average violet flower or paint produces, since it won't absorb all the non-violet photons). An sRGB monitor can't ever reach the same satura...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

Absolutely, but Windows is quite bad at giving useful information like that. It's as though the user isn't expected to be able to understand problems: they wouldn't know what a process or a file is anyway. Unlocker is a kind of "break glass in emergency" measure to be used when you've clo...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

The object it's referring to is also in the bag and claims it's being used by the paper towel.

NeatNit wrote:Why not just exit the house and enter back in?

The carpet is full of threads that just won't end, so you'll just step into the same house again.
by Flumble
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

While looking for an alternative image with an uptick for the 'red cone' sensitivity, I started to question its validity and the validity of any of those diagrams. One diagram in particular caught my attention (if it lists sources, I tend to believe those sources exist and are reputable): http://web...
by Flumble
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354200

Re: Minecraft

Today I noticed the server was constantly outputting (more than 5 times per second) [{time}] [Server thread/INFO]: [@: Found ganalef] I don't know if you were (idly) doing anything important (or were even on the server), but I restarted the server anyway to stop that message stream.
by Flumble
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

Xanthir wrote:I think an old blog post of mine will help.

It would be more helpful if all images worked. For some reason the wikimedia upload was moved/removed.

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