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by Justin Lardinois
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2139: "Email Settings"
Replies: 59
Views: 8644

2139: "Email Settings"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/email_settings.png Title text: What are all these less-than signs? What's an HREF? Look, we know you live in a fancy futuristic tech world, but not all of us have upgraded to the latest from Sun Microsystems. No "Sent from my Sun Microsystems" signature?
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"
Replies: 37
Views: 5919

Re: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"

I dig that the parts of the diagram are avocado-shaped.

What about Little Big Planet?

"Dipper" should also be overlapped by the giant avocado.
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 37
Views: 8179

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"

In comparison, to create the "spreadsheet" in the OpenElections tweet, someone had to manually perform the calculations , and then manually insert and place several clipart images to represent the results of the calculations , instead of just typing those results in . Even if they couldn'...
by Justin Lardinois
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 11188

Re: 2108: "Carbonated Beverage Language Map"

The real map would be mostly "Soda" or "Pop", with small enclaves of "Coke" and "Sodapop", I would presume. I've heard that some places call it "lemonade." Now on to Frappes vs. Milkshakes vs. Eggcreams Those are all different things, not different ...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 6824

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

I initially misread it as the much more horrifying "Earth and maps may look different now, but with some orbiting mirrors and atmospheric adjustments, we could change that."
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"
Replies: 31
Views: 6823

Re: 2091: "Million, Billion, Trillion"

I find it amusing that the average American doesn't know anything above trillion. If you google search "how much water does the Earth have", they tell us the Earth has 326 Million Trillion gallons... this sounds like an 8 yr old saying "million billion gazillion bajillion". So t...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2086: "History Department"
Replies: 23
Views: 6306

2086: "History Department"

Image

Title text: When we take into account the recent discovery of previously-unstudied history in the 1750s, this year may have been an outright loss.

Why were shipwrecks so common back then?
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2059: "Modified Bayes' Theorem"
Replies: 23
Views: 7836

Re: 2059: "Modified Bayes' Theorem"

Amazed that a thread still wasn't up this late in the day. It's vanishingly rare for threads to go up before the comic does. The later the comic goes up, the later the comic thread does. I put up the thread at noon Pacific time; I'm pretty sure Randall had already had the comic up for quite a while...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2059: "Modified Bayes' Theorem"
Replies: 23
Views: 7836

2059: "Modified Bayes' Theorem"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/modified_bayes_theorem.png Title text: Don't forget to add another term for "probability that the Modified Bayes' Theorem is correct." Amazed that a thread still wasn't up this late in the day. To further complicated things, that "x" between P(C) and...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 12112

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

Several of us at work have been trying to promote this standard as Elastic Standard Time for a while. We see it as an improvement over the current scheme of HQ Garbage Time which is when you record all timestamps as the local time of your headquarters without any timezone information attached. We e...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 24519

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

Can anyone borrow me a fiver to buy a women a covfefe? She's defiantly the hostess one I've seen in a while and I want to proactively leverage our synergies but I'm out of cash at the mow. Just think: another 40 years of this and nobody'll be able to read The Lord of the Rings without a translation...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed May 02, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1988: "Containers"
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

Re: 1988: "Containers"

Comic immediately made me think of this Super User answer from yesterday . Wonder if there was any inspiration. I have to admit I need a little bit more explanation here. I don't quite see what "gluing things together" has to do with docker. The separate phones are like two docker containe...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 37
Views: 12232

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

jozwa wrote:
You can also just mash the keyboard at random, but you might end up with a gibberish name no one can pronounce.


I'm not sure what this means. A reference to the name of the comic (xkcd)?


I think it's just an observation that a username generated by keyboard mash is likely to still be available.
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 6804

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

Isn't "reverse code golf" just called Java?
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 17344

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

Having spent a fair amount of time in San Francisco in the summer, I can attest to the truth of that (supposed) Mark Twain quote. Is weather not correlating with the season something that happens in all coastal areas, or is it specific to northern California? You can have fog and rain one day and br...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1909:"Digital Resource Lifespan"
Replies: 61
Views: 10986

Re: 1909:"Digital Resource Lifespan"

Reminds me of the BBC Domesday Project.
by Justin Lardinois
Tue May 30, 2017 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 5411

Re: 1843: "Opening Crawl"

Always cool to see a rare Splinter of the Mind's Eye mention.
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 26010

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

Is that four gallons of crushed up skittles or the way skittles naturally pack together? Desperately need answer fast... Thank you in advance, Me. I would guess crushed, because that's easier to calculate. But let's find out. Randall's example soda is Coca-Cola, which has 65g of sugar in a 20oz bot...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 13798

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

inb4 "QWERTY was designed to slow typists down"
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8549

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

The leftmost "works fine" arrow is actually pointing to the neighbor's unsecured wifi. In my experience this is almost nonexistent. I blame router manufacturers for making their devices password protected by default. I miss the good old days when I was stuck on dialup, but it didn't matte...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 14663

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I'm having major Randall-get-out-of-my-head from this. I navigated the map up and down, and it just so happened that I read the Dakotas from bottom to top and the Carolinas from top to bottom, which given the naming is probably how he intended you to read it. I also can't count how many times I've s...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 10953

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

Glad to see the "I'm not familiar with this popular culture thing so I'm better than you" crowd is already out in full force.
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1748: "Future Archaeology"
Replies: 54
Views: 13380

Re: 1748: "Future Archaeology"

Going by this comic and others, Randall clearly applies the same rules to pop music that he does to video games.
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 9438

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

You'd think they'd be more interested in the Spiders From Mars.
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 8976

Re: 1718: "Backups"

somitomi wrote:
Justin Lardinois wrote:Of course, I should probably keep a backup elsewhere in case my house burns down. Maybe an encrypted drive I keep in my desk at work, or in my car? Not perfect, but better than nothing.

But what if your house buns down while your car is in the garage?


I don't have a garage, so I guess I'm good?
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 40664

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

I'm not really surprised that people on the xkcd forums are uncomfortable/outraged at the race/class part, but you need to think about it before you wholesale reject it. I'll note that I'm mostly talking about America here, since I'm not really familiar with race/class issues in other countries. Gra...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12728

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Justin Lardinois wrote:How else do you make french fries?
By using an appliance specifically designed as a deep fryer with no exposed heating elements.


That works, but if you only fry things occasionally it's a bit overblown and a waste of oil compared to shallow frying in a pan.
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12728

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I live in a city that used to be a swamp. used to ? I went to a university that was built in what used to be a swamp. They said it was daft to build a university in a swamp, but they built one anyway. That one sank into the swamp. But then they built another one. That one caught fire, fell over, an...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 8976

Re: 1718: "Backups"

nooooo! If you delete the copies on your computer, then the "backups" are not backups. They're the only existing copy. If you want to wipe your PC (god knows why...) then you need to make two backups on separate media. About eight years ago, my backup disk failed. I had a replacement on-h...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12728

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I live in a city that used to be a swamp. used to ? I had forgotten that guillotin windows were popular in the US. I find that strange too, but then I realise our windows fall out, if you move the handle while they're open. I think the reason for the different windows is more cultural than practica...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 12728

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Curiosity question: are windows that slide upwards common in the US? In London and other UK cities, lots of older houses have wooden sash windows that work like that, but they're seen as a bit of a period feature and most are being replaced with uPVC windows that hinge outwards (with the hinge eith...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1713: "50 ccs"
Replies: 46
Views: 8352

Re: 1713: "50 ccs"

I was briefly confused because I expected a joke about corn chips. http://static1.squarespace.com/static/50e9415be4b08880418b4715/t/51c12d8ce4b0da508ca091a0/1371614606053/CCs.jpg Those are tortilla chips. Which are almost always made from corn. There are flour tortilla chips, and I'm not familiar w...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1713: "50 ccs"
Replies: 46
Views: 8352

Re: 1713: "50 ccs"

I was briefly confused because I expected a joke about corn chips. http://static1.squarespace.com/static/50e9415be4b08880418b4715/t/51c12d8ce4b0da508ca091a0/1371614606053/CCs.jpg Those are tortilla chips. Which are almost always made from corn. There are flour tortilla chips, and I'm not familiar w...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1711: "Snapchat"
Replies: 21
Views: 4818

Re: 1711: "Snapchat"

I have no idea what this joke is about, even after looking at the Wikipedia article for Snapchat. Snapchat : your picture is deleted after a few seconds I...I... what? I've never gotten around to looking into Snapchat, but... huh? If that isn't the ultimate in farting-into-the-wind Social Cloud Med...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 6911

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

One problem I have with emojis is that they're a lot more difficult to interpret than plain-text, and a lot more vague. For example, in the last panel we have: *thumbs-up* *clap* (or maybe it's swatting a fly?) *smile* (Or perhaps *blush*, or a blush/smile combo?) In this context, it should probabl...
by Justin Lardinois
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 7778

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

The digital edit of Star Wars might be asking a bit much, but it seems all too likely that by this comic Randall shall will this Jack and Diane remix into existence. Like StackSort , I think Randall just mentioning something like that in a comic is enough to inspire someone to create it. I wonder i...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed May 25, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1685 : Patch
Replies: 40
Views: 11042

Re: 1685 : Patch

I've patched in Photoshop. When you've modified some code and printed a copy to PDF for review by a third party. You've noticed a mistake (the wrong variable name used or a comment that isn't right) and can't get on the machine used to edit it (yep, we have some compilers that only run on one machi...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri May 20, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 24458

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Best alt text ever. Its getting harder and harder to read alt text in newer browsers. I'm going to be that pedantic asshole. xkcd's popup postscripts are title text, not alt text, and those are two different things. Alt text is alternative text to be used if the image itself can't be shown; title t...
by Justin Lardinois
Fri May 06, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 20009

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

It's usually the other way around. Most people in the UK know American terms, but Americans don't usually know the British ones. Looking for a chemist to buy some cotton buds usually causes confused looks when said on the wrong side of the pond. I think most Americans could figure out cotton buds ,...
by Justin Lardinois
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 39747

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

Are we ever going to update the $1 bill? I get that its low value makes it not a concern when it comes to counterfeiting, but it literally hasn't changed in my parents' lifetimes.

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