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by Flumble
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 9946

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: 222732

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: 2863
Views: 621278

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: 4167

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: 2277

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: 3841

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: 5738

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: 5738

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: 3841

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: 9336
Views: 1298057

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: 3841

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.
by Flumble
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 9458

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: 2994

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: 2768

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: 2768

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: 7074

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: 6046

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: 6046

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: 277962

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: 6046

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: 5921

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: 7074

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: 7074

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: 5921

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: 5921

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: 307147

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: 9458

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: 277962

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: 28370
Views: 2901185

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: 2601

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: 307147

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: 5178

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: 6441

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: 307147

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: 5131

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: 6254

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: 6254

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: 9336
Views: 1298057

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: 1955

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: 89903
Views: 7472153

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...

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