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by slicedtoad
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125936

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Did anyone else notice the "Yes" and "No" buttons kept changing order throughout the form? Yes. The order of various options was rather annoying (like "neutral","negative","positive"). I thought this was intentional, but I just realised that the ord...
by slicedtoad
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 366
Views: 125936

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Tommorow tomorrow I don't know why I do this. Same here. And my vocab and spelling are quite good (for a programmer who skipped all Uni courses related to English/Lit/etc). Something about double consonants when they don't affect the vowel. I used to abbreviate it to "tmrw" when texting b...
by slicedtoad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59288

Re: 1534: "Beer"

orthogon wrote:To summarise, as I see it:
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Yes, excellent summary. This is how I understand it exactly.
by slicedtoad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59288

Re: 1534: "Beer"

BTW, on a thinly-related topic, how about good ol' Mary Jane, which many people have to use several times before the altered-state-effect starts to happen! Eh, not if you're with someone who knows what they're doing. Usually first-timers fail to get high because they aren't breathing right or they ...
by slicedtoad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59288

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Yes, by all means. When I say I don't like the taste of coffee, I mean that I find the bitterness intolerable. I assume that's what most people are referring to when the refer to genetic predispositions. (It's pretty much an unequivocal fact that some people are more sensitive to bitter flavors tha...
by slicedtoad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59288

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I'm gonna go with Randall just wanting to mess with our heads, and to see how many die-hard beer lovers are gonna get upset. I don't like beer. And I suspect this has more to do with genetics than acquired tastes: as somebody else mentioned, some of us are "supertasters" and are more sens...
by slicedtoad
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59288

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I started drinking beer (after 35 years a teetotaler) in Bavaria. I'd long heard comments to the effect of the cartoon, tactfully amounting to "beer is an acquired taste". No, beer is not an acquired taste. BAD beer is an acquired (i.e.: forced) taste. GOOD beer is GOOD, it is delicious, ...
by slicedtoad
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 15835

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

As a programmer, I always feel a certain level of responsibility for this kind of crap. I feel like apologising every time I fix some bug or explain some counter-intuitive bs UI. Instead people look at me like I'm magic... I can't freaking wait till we have AI capable of giving us decent computer in...
by slicedtoad
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 72338

Re: 1431: Marriage

In context, that's more of a "you break it, you bought it" than "plan B for getting married" - the sexual politics of women requiring support from a man in order to survive (aside from an exceptional few) aside, being given responsibility for the woman's well-being and made to p...
by slicedtoad
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 42810

Re: 1256: "Questions"

It's be awesome if each question had it's own hover text with the answer to the query. Anyone have too much time on their hands?
by slicedtoad
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 148167

Re: 1193: Externalities

So how hard would it be to implement a gpu-compute program for solving the hash? I've never touched GPGPU programming before and my understanding of cryptography is a little shaky but would it be as simple as assigning the gpu a bunch of random strings to hash, checking them, then permeating (right ...
by slicedtoad
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 55186

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

Cooking steak by dropping it requires some additional hardware. Surround your steak in a tight fitting metal (aluminum?) case that spears the steak in multiple locations with metal pins (I know it's not ideal to perforate your steak but there shouldn't be a problem with loosing juices since the case...

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