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by Showsni
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2143: "Disk Usage"
Replies: 26
Views: 4713

Re: 2143: "Disk Usage"

"Other" huh? Is that what you call it?
by Showsni
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

Re: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel

Soupspoon wrote:(The blip'll show on Google stats, I'm sure.)

First match for me. 65mm probably makes for a size-restriction of vehicle (and/or a wheel supermultiplicity).


Same for me. Let's hope their vehicles are all small robot mobile platforms.
by Showsni
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2137: "Text Entry"
Replies: 34
Views: 5998

Re: 2137: "Text Entry"

We have an awesome Sky remote keyboard, that is a remote controller with a full keyboard on it. Or a keyboard with a remote control built in. Like this one: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PPQAAOSwS3dbhs6S/s-l1600.jpg Unfortunately we no longer have Sky, so it's just gathering dust whilst we type thi...
by Showsni
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"
Replies: 49
Views: 9051

Re: 2129: "1921 Fact Checker"

At first I thought as indicated here that the Kansas City Sun only published during the period 1914-1920, but this source claims they published on 1908-1924. Both sources only have archives between 1914-1920 which does not include the issue which purportedly holds this testimonial. However, the lat...
by Showsni
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2123: "Meta Collecting"
Replies: 17
Views: 3749

Re: 2123: "Meta Collecting"

Go for a twofer and get a valuable piece of art of a vintage car. I wonder which single item could fulfil most categories? A stamp of a vintage car that is itself a valuable piece of art? A first edition newspaper featuring ads for Coca Cola and McDonald's with a picture of a Harley Davidson on the...
by Showsni
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2123: "Meta Collecting"
Replies: 17
Views: 3749

Re: 2123: "Meta Collecting"

The Wikipedia page also contains "Valuable works of art" and "Vintage cars", so good luck with that Luckily the vintage cars aren't a collection in themselves, but a subsection of the Theme section, so you'd only have to collect something related to vintage cars - maybe a hood o...
by Showsni
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Re: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"

Too many of these are too obscure, methinks. "Little circle"? "Little room"? "Small blue"? "Great league"? I would not have expected these to be things. Yes, there are a bunch I've never heard of. Explain xkcd has a lot of question marks at the moment, but I ...
by Showsni
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 12011

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

Just rotate the video camera from horizontal to vertical as you record to please everyone. (You might need to install your television on some kind of rotating disc, though.)
by Showsni
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2112: "Night Shift"
Replies: 33
Views: 6303

Re: 2112: "Night Shift"

None of those statements really seem given to inducing opinions in the first place. I mean, I either have or haven't been to Colorado; there's not much to have an opinion about. I'd like to see what the app does to statements that people do have strong opinions about. If someone started with "A...
by Showsni
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2096: "Mattresses"
Replies: 35
Views: 9165

Re: 2096: "Mattresses"

phlip wrote:A lot of podcasts are sponsored by mattress companies. I have no idea why. But there's a burgeoning industry of a whole bunch of different online-storefront mattress retailers, and they all advertise heavily on podcasts.


Are you telling me the podcasters are in bed with big mattress?
by Showsni
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"
Replies: 31
Views: 6962

Re: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"

Also chiming in my support for the long scale. I don't care if we've officially decided to move to the short one since 1974, I'm not changing!
by Showsni
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 8680

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

I don't think it actually works this way. "Christmas eve" means "Christmas evening". A day used to be considered to last from sunset to sunset, so the "eve" of a day would be the nighttime part of that day (which was before the daytime part of that day). Nowadays, we c...
by Showsni
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2081: Middle Latitudes
Replies: 27
Views: 5990

Re: 2081: Middle Latitudes

Your dreich, maritime climate and surrounding oceans do have the benefit of moderating temperatures a fair amount. UK winters are mild compared to continental regions of the North America and Asia at the generally the same latitude and elevation where temperatures average 10 to 20 degrees C lower t...
by Showsni
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2077: "Heist"
Replies: 40
Views: 8175

Re: 2077: "Heist"

Wow and LOL! My job is *literally* going to a customer support counter with a tool trolley and asking "hello, where's the staff entrance?", and being shown to it, and there asking "hello, where's the server room, I'm here to replace the routers" and being shown to it *and* *left...
by Showsni
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"
Replies: 41
Views: 9726

Re: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"

Well, at least this time, Randall is acknowledging that some people might have reasons for liking things he doesn't. Which is an improvement over Horror Movies 1. On the other hand, he's now dismissing not just horror, but all of drama, which is a bit over the top, I think. Not all of drama - just ...
by Showsni
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2069: "Wishlist"
Replies: 35
Views: 7587

Re: 2069: "Wishlist"

I think Smash characters should at least have some kind of link to Nintendo to be considered.

The Snide Sniper wrote:I wonder how much I would need to pay Nintendo to get myself added to Smash Bros.


You're already in - Mii Fighter.
by Showsni
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 52
Views: 10660

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

The cup and ball with ball slightly too large to fit in the cup. The Jacob's ladder where the blocks are only held by a single ribbon down the middle. The half-a-hula-hoop. The three foot long skipping rope. The all spherical building blocks. The all cuboid marbles. The velcro mitts/pads and ball se...
by Showsni
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 16761

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

I like to tell people that when I studied maths at a prestigious university, it took 4 weeks to get to the proof that 2+2=4. It's not that the proof itself is terribly difficult, but that it starts from ZF axioms, and the conceptual groundwork had to be laid for those first. We didn't get that far ...
by Showsni
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 16761

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

I like to tell people that when I studied maths at a prestigious university, it took 4 weeks to get to the proof that 2+2=4. It's not that the proof itself is terribly difficult, but that it starts from ZF axioms, and the conceptual groundwork had to be laid for those first. We didn't get that far ...
by Showsni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 46
Views: 18147

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

The emoji's just showing up as a square for me. Do I need to update Google Chrome or something?
by Showsni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2008: "Irony Definition"
Replies: 18
Views: 5232

Re: 2008: "Irony Definition"

Assuming his statement is literally ironic, BHG is sad and his friend does not know the meaning of irony.
by Showsni
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 14625

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

I never encounter that "the reason being is" construction, and I really don't see why anyone would use it when they could just leave the "is" out and have something grammatically correct and shorter. E.g. "Unlike most people around here, Alice goes shopping every single day...
by Showsni
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 14625

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

The caste system is very rigid. There is one diesel engine, a black train known just as “Diesel,” who struggles to prove that he’s as useful as the steam trains. Less useful than Diesel are the female passenger coaches named Annie and Clarabel, who are awarded to Thomas as prizes after he helps wit...
by Showsni
Wed May 23, 2018 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1997: "Business Update"
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Re: 1997: Business Update

Exempt from GDPR? I wish. I've been sticking labels on envelopes all week so our small charity can tell everyone who has donated to us in the past seven years what we're doing with their data... (Not a lot.)
by Showsni
Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 9892

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

Plasma_Wolf wrote:This comic makes me think of the Success comic from way earlier: https://xkcd.com/349/


It's not labelled on the graph, but that bottom segment on the y axis is "Attacked by sharks."
by Showsni
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 27540

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Does anyone snap their bananas in half in the middle, then eat down towards both ends separately?
by Showsni
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 6464

Re: 1899: "Ears"

He's onto us! Contact Visser Three and have the all out invasion date brought forwards.
by Showsni
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 16123

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

The next roundabout along the dual carriageway was briefly home to a deer or two, but I don't think it is any more. how big are your roundabouts that they have enough vegetation to house a deer or two? good grief. I've lived in some areas where deer were quite densely populated and practically live...
by Showsni
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 16123

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

I don't think I've ever seen rabbits in the wild (*cough* Europe doesn't have true wilderness *cough*). The alert would have to be highly localized of course, because there's no way you can arrive 5 minutes after an alert and still expect to see a rabbit. Where do you live, if you don't mind me ask...
by Showsni
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 12961

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

(Could she just steal all his stuff anyway, or perhaps that's an offense in the new Queen of Hearts' kingdom? But it's permissible to assign any meaning to words once transposed to the QoHs' new court...? That would have all sorts of odd legal ramifications...) I'm going to ignore everything else y...
by Showsni
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 12961

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

Well, at least he pays the words to mean whatever he wants them to.
by Showsni
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 31388

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? Not me, but a friend of mine had one that was so good that I chose to adopt it into my general language. Misled pronounced "MY-zelled" I think is soun...
by Showsni
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 13724

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

I assumed "Top Players" referred to the couch-warriors who played the game created by the developers. I'm still inclined to give the edge to the developers, assuming they're not completely broken in body and spirit from trying to meet an exhausting production schedule. Hm, that's certainl...
by Showsni
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 13724

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

Specifically, the NBA2K17 top players are apparently LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook. If those kindergarteners are good enough, LeBron James could end up facing himself in the finals!
by Showsni
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 27653

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. It upsets me that more and more own brand crisps seem to be following Walker's lead of making the salt and vinegar green. Salt and vinegar should be blue, and cheese and onion green. Obviously. Not the other way around. I guess we...
by Showsni
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1817: "Incognito Mode"
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Re: 1817: "Incognito Mode"

It kind of makes me wish I had paid more attention to it as a young'un. But it's a long series, and I suspect trying to track down each volume would have gotten too frustrating after a while. I can remember getting a new one every time we went on holiday. The hardest to get were the ones they never...
by Showsni
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 27653

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Blue is a flavour, but only in the context of slush-based beverages.
by Showsni
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 37
Views: 10698

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

If we're just talking chatting with people, as in conversations, I suppose all I use (not counting face to face) is forums (fora?) and twitch. Maybe irc in rare cases.
by Showsni
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 26294

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

In terms of salt, eating a single 500g jar of marmite is the equivalent of eating twenty four and a half kilos of skittles.
by Showsni
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 26294

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

Oh, and in the UK we call them "Cadbury's creme eggs". "Cream" is pronounced like "cream". The"creme" is central to the egg, both literally and figuratively. And people will tell you Cadbury's hasn't been the same since it was bought by Kraft. I also came to ...

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