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by Flumble
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 6226

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: 9853
Views: 1748759

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: 7233

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: 8482

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: 8482

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: 9352
Views: 1323903

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: 4746

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: 285807

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: 11192

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: 230488

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: 632404

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: 4746

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: 2549

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: 4220

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: 6317

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: 6317

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: 4220

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: 9352
Views: 1323903

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: 4220

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: 10661

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: 3372

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: 3031

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: 3031

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: 7788

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: 6607

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: 6607

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: 282618

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: 6607

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: 6775

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: 7788

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: 7788

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: 6775

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: 6775

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: 315773

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: 10661

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: 282618

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: 28397
Views: 2978763

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: 2860

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: 315773

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: 5663

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...

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