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by WyomingPBS
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2099: "Missal of Silos"
Replies: 26
Views: 7247

Re: 2099: "Missal of Silos"

Welcome to Wyoming, motto "We'd like to clarify that Cheyenne Mountain is in Colorado" Except that here in Cheyenne, we DO have an active missile base courtesy of F. E. Warren AFB. The comfort of living at what could potentially be Ground Zero is knowing that when it happens, I won't have...
by WyomingPBS
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1652 "Conditionals"
Replies: 77
Views: 13783

Re: 1652 "Conditionals"

Oh, this is so me. Everyone who has ever known me has experienced this ugly side of my personality on many occasions, and both of my kids picked up the habit early on. "If you're still hungry, there's more macaroni on the stove." "So if I'm not still hungry, the macaroni is NOT on the...
by WyomingPBS
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1654: "Universal Install Script"
Replies: 57
Views: 22823

Re: 1654: "Universal Install Script"

I take it Arch is a rare distro? Since none of the methods (well, except cd-ing and running make —assuming you've setup the system with base -devel ) work out of the box. Not just arch; several distros use pacman. Just adding pacman -S "$1" & somewhere in the middle would take care of...
by WyomingPBS
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43542

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Actually, Randall is wrong. The calorie value of sex is well documented; just look in the Compendium of Physical Activity: http://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/Activity-Categories/sexual-activity The Compendium is the reference from which *ALL* "how many calories did you ...
by WyomingPBS
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0927: "Standards"
Replies: 157
Views: 35868

Re: 0927: "Standards"

This comic reminds me of an old koan from Geoffrey James' "The Zen of Programming", which goes something like this: The Master Programmer was cursing at his workstation. The novice entered and asked what was the matter. "I must use four different editors to do my job because not one o...
by WyomingPBS
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 44490

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

Years ago Peter Funt (son of Alan Funt) was at a hotel filming an episode of Candid Camera, and he found out he happened to be in the same hotel as a convention of public television people -- including Fred Rogers. He couldn't pass up the opportunity. So he hastily threw together a prank which invol...
by WyomingPBS
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58191

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I have to wonder if the people who like Comic Sans just haven't seen any better handwriting-esque fonts, because their computers don't come with any. I'll go hunting around, Steve. I can't say I have seen better faux handwriting fonts, but I have seen a lot worse - stuff that looks like it was scri...
by WyomingPBS
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58191

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

1. Comic Sans is fucking hideous . No letters should ever be shaped or spaced like that. Why not? Obviously many people disagree with you, or it wouldn't be so popular. As I said previously, I find the letter shapes quite easy on the eyes. What you mean is that *you* don't like letters shaped like ...
by WyomingPBS
Fri May 29, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 58191

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I just knew the "Comic Sans is the tool of the devil" crowd would dogpile on this discussion. What's the big deal? I absolutely will not listen to anyone who praises or condemns something based purely on its popularity; if you avoid that which is popular simply because it's popular, you ar...

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