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by gingermrkettle
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1267: "Mess"
Replies: 110
Views: 21324

Re: 1267: "Mess"

Although is it me or have they just knocked the door off its hinges with the first character stepping on it (which would be something to apologise for)?
by gingermrkettle
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 232177

Re: Controversial opinions about food

ConMan wrote:Bay leaves. THEY DO NOTHING.

Grow your own bay tree. Understand.
by gingermrkettle
Wed May 22, 2013 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 130
Views: 34450

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Shellfish - rather like a shelf
Oafish - result of bad angling trip
Rely - become a politician again
Intend - concluding phrase in Yorkshire
by gingermrkettle
Mon May 20, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 130
Views: 34450

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Prelate - on time
Expert - flabby
by gingermrkettle
Sat May 18, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 130
Views: 34450

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Substrate - tendency of stand in
Deliberate - imprison
Condense - stupid criminal
by gingermrkettle
Thu May 16, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 130
Views: 34450

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Belting - small peal
Digest - joke in an obituary
Diverse - poem in an obituary
by gingermrkettle
Thu May 16, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 130
Views: 34450

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Dimension -obituary
Satiate - blame ones girlfriend for taking food
by gingermrkettle
Wed May 15, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752268

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Oh, and playing music out loud from a phone when other people are present makes you a *insert insult of choice* in all circumstances without exception. Without exception? You honestly can't imagine a situation where you might want to be able to play sound from your phone when other people are prese...
by gingermrkettle
Wed May 15, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752268

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

So the new HTC is better than other phones because it "has an amplifier". Which apparently means that all other phones somehow manage to produce sound entirely passively? Oh, and playing music out loud from a phone when other people are present makes you a *insert insult of choice* in all ...
by gingermrkettle
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Annoying Earwormy Songs
Replies: 12
Views: 2534

Re: Annoying Earwormy Songs

Whether they're masquerading as "proper" pop songs, whether they're children's songs that somehow achieve chart success, or whether they're purpose-designed novelty songs; you're all bound to know dozens of annoying songs that are also tremendously powerful earworms (i.e. you'll be hummin...
by gingermrkettle
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cute Cats :3
Replies: 331
Views: 117803

Re: Cute Cats :3

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by gingermrkettle
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531502

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Update from previous pant: Do not advertise jobs as being open (and keep readvertising them every couple of months with the same description) if you are not going to appoint someone. You are lying to people, it is at best unethical, devious and I would bet a way of just getting money for you, and at...
by gingermrkettle
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531502

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

And in a reprise of a previous pant: Things that are useful in an outsourced recruitment company: Not showing availability for jobs if you aren't actually looking to place someone with the company (who is paying you money) within a reasonable timeframe. Keeping people informed of the specifics if th...
by gingermrkettle
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4783
Views: 941670

Re: Today I Made:

An interesting version of chilli bread. Take dough (in this case half malthouse made in a breadmaker), roll out into a long strip, cut in half to make two long strips. Put chilli sauce on one side of each, put one strip on the other and roll up. Leave to rise and bake. Result : lovely soft bread wit...
by gingermrkettle
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:57 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"
Replies: 109
Views: 38438

What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/30/ What would happen if you tried to fly a normal Earth airplane above different Solar System bodies? —Glen Chiacchieri Can't help thinking that propellor drive may not be the way to go other than on Earth (presumably thought of in terms of the Mars sim). But anyway, get Bu...
by gingermrkettle
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531502

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Now I hope I am not being unreasonable here, but if a company has outsourced recruitment of skilled, experienced and qualified staff to you and someone applies in a way that will obviously mean relocation it would probably be best if you sort out an interview within SIX MONTHS OF THE APPLICATION BY ...
by gingermrkettle
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531502

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Mcafee saas. All the ability to work efficiently and quietly in the background of a communist era East German airport security guard. Add it to a docunent management programme rubbish enought to bsod the video driver (how) of an off the shelf laptop and you have the recipe for magnificent productivi...
by gingermrkettle
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178993

Re: What are you listening to?

Crystal castles III. Growing on me, but don't think it's going to get to the same level as II.
by gingermrkettle
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 69864

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

Roses are red, violets are violet,
We have still not learned to describe the sky yet.
by gingermrkettle
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

[quote="Dr. Diaphanous"]xkcd.com/1132/

<applause>

And with more obviousness from 1126...

zeta and butterfly.jpg
by gingermrkettle
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2666900

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

But the transition, while some people are working and others aren't, you will have a hard time convincing those working that the rest are carrying their weight. Depending on what aspect of life is met without human input. How many starving people kill for food? If the cost to those who are working ...
by gingermrkettle
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2666900

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

SlyReaper wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:In Pakistan? Aren't you confusing it with Afghanistan?

Erm... yes.

:oops:


In that bit of the country, not necessarily though.

Anyway, Electric underpants in medical trial.
by gingermrkettle
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

michael_phelps with bobcat.png


Alt: If there are 59 lots of feedback left on a poster with a 99% record, read them very carefully...
by gingermrkettle
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex
Replies: 747
Views: 93953

Re: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex

Quizatzhaderac wrote:"If you go to Za'ha'Doom, you will die."


Only if you can then arrange for a priest to quizzically ask afterwards "Woo hoo?"
by gingermrkettle
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "The __ word"
Replies: 160
Views: 24908

Re: "The __ word"

That's what I think is a bad thing. "For years we have fought to end this insulting word being applied for us! For years we have tried to get this word which makes every single one of us feel horrible out of our common vocabulary! And now it is finally gone!... we're still going to call oursel...
by gingermrkettle
Thu May 10, 2012 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?
Replies: 47
Views: 18662

Re: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?

yeah always assume that the electricity in your house has been done by 3 generations of madmen. Usually this assumption turns out to be true. Also cheap voltmeters can be bought for less than 10 euro/dollar. Having removed the second and third instance in my kitchen of 240V ac routed through termin...
by gingermrkettle
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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August 29th, 2:23am. Skynet comments on a Youtube video.

1046+481+a lack of imagination
by gingermrkettle
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 392082

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If you can describe your job including the words "youtube", "app" and "recipe" and you consider it a major impactor on your lifestyle that you can't find a pilates class of the right standard at a convenient time, the chances are that you aren't stressed.
by gingermrkettle
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

OK, another couple that someone else should have done by now...
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grownups 3.PNG
by gingermrkettle
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4783
Views: 941670

Re: Today I Made:

Pancakes filled with stewed gooseberries and mincemeat. Does the sweet/sharp thing quite nicely.
by gingermrkettle
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 913422

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Magnanimous wrote:Internet is way more important than furniture.

Or toilet paper.
by gingermrkettle
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_XNMg62cb1o/TxlQOSX-IOI/AAAAAAAAEz8/2FW7wvI61uE/s614/xkcd%252520big%252520red%252520title%252520copy.png Currently third in the box office behind Serif Font Romcom and Massive Block Letters And Explosions. Whereas it should actually be BIG RED TITLE: pointless sub...
by gingermrkettle
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"
Replies: 115
Views: 25362

Re: 0986: "Drinking Fountains"

For land animals I'm pretty sure continuously dripping urine would be useful for predators to track an individual, which might result in selection against such a mechanism. I thought that was the case for quite a few rodents, and that some birds of prey had the ability to see the ultraviolet traces...
by gingermrkettle
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1832181

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Because I can't quite believe someone hasn't done this already...

kitty is everything.PNG
by gingermrkettle
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did Frank Zappa Come Up With Music Downloading in 1983?
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Did Frank Zappa Come Up With Music File Sharing in 1983?

THEY CAN HEAR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AUDIO AND BAD AUDIO . . . THEY CARE ABOUT THAT DIFFERENCE Millions of 128k MP3s played through rubbish docking stations or the speakers in phones (on the bus) say otherwise.... Do you know anyone who compares their 128k mp3s over cheap earbuds to 24 bit mas...
by gingermrkettle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did Frank Zappa Come Up With Music Downloading in 1983?
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Did Frank Zappa Come Up With Music File Sharing in 1983?

THEY CAN HEAR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AUDIO AND BAD AUDIO . . . THEY CARE ABOUT THAT DIFFERENCE


Millions of 128k MP3s played through rubbish docking stations or the speakers in phones (on the bus) say otherwise....
by gingermrkettle
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1747426

Re: Today I Learned

Steax wrote:Back in the day, I'd still go find my parents' digital camera when I needed to take a photo.


So digital cameras belong in "Back in the day"? If anyone wants me, I'll be sitting on a rocking chair on the porch reminiscing.
by gingermrkettle
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44374

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

On a non-technical level, some of the coverage has noted that relativistic physics is necessary for GPS receivers to attain the accuracy they do. There seems to be a slightly odd logical sequence of events if the measurements that appear to disprove a theory are reliant on that theory being correct.
by gingermrkettle
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752268

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Magnanimous wrote:Apparently there are cheeses with bits of meat in

I have eaten some apparently Bavarian smoked cheese with bits of ham in it. About as authenticly German as John Cleese with a headache.

Edit: and then there'shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_marzu
by gingermrkettle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1991
Views: 486712

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

1364 posts and nobody has mentioned the word "webinar". This needs to be rectified.

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