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by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 86518

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Found the problem. Do not use the "www" at the front.
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 86518

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Doesn't work on Firefox.
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4250
Views: 535607

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

No daughter of mine is going out wearing a Robert Robinson costume.
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1823417

Re: Guess de Next Poster

Wrong-diddly-ong-ong.

Suzaku.
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17215
Views: 1678982

Re: de "tread Necromancy" Game

:P
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11441
Views: 1007888

Re: Vending machine!

You get back Alcatraz.

I insert a 2009 "Dilbert" page-a-day calendar.
by Red Hal
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 SFI Question Compliation Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 11121

Re: Caribbean English

Around this time of year on these forums, the moderating staff get to have a little fun for a week or so. The changes to the text you are seeing are custom wordfilters applied as part of these high-jinks. Relax, things will go back to normal soon; though the odd nose may remain out of joint.
by Red Hal
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11441
Views: 1007888

Re: Vending machine!

You get a 1980 Compilation Album from Status Quo.

I insert four bowls of custard, a fountain pen, three packets of walkers cheese and onion crisps, and a small lump of green putty I found in my armpit one midsummer's morning.
by Red Hal
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 5.1 Earthquake in Orange County (California)
Replies: 7
Views: 2906

Re: 5.1 Earthquake in Orange County (California)

Ormurinn wrote:de last ting dem California needs right now be ruptured homeopathic dinosaur urine mains.
Nope, I cannot parse this senten .... Oh! Water!
by Red Hal
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 126271

Re: Very Model Of A big man ting General Furious Doodling 20

He is a mod
by Red Hal
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 126271

Re: Very Model ah A big man ting General Furious Doodling 20

Weeks wrote:Seems to me like poor future planning to no have a backup zone in case ting dem go to shit. Forums go down, server explodes, whatcha gonna do?

Also, goddamn, 4 hours?
Yousa thinking yousa people gonna die?
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 43606

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

Of course you could! I always carried a 2p and a 5p so I could phone my friend's parents to find out what time they left.
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 43606

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

Banana Splits, The Dashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe, Whirly Birds, Champion the Wonder Horse ...
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 43606

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

I'm with pfhorrest on this one. In my teenage years - which were still before the Internet became a thing - we'd go cycling, or skateboarding, or climbing trees, or persuade one of my friends' Dads to take us for a drive in a trailer attached to his tractor then tip it and we'd see who could hold on...
by Red Hal
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 23290

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

My favorite "a ha" moment here was the "thousands of kilometers" note/citation. I think we need to start using SI prefixes for our larger numbers. How far is it from the earth to the sun? Wiki says 1.496 x 10 8 . Instead, it should be 149.6 megameters, or 0.1496 gigameters. How ...
by Red Hal
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1346: "Career"
Replies: 55
Views: 15724

Re: 1346: "Career"

No, sadly that is typical of British tabloid headlines. Other notable examples are: "Freddy Starr ate my hamster" "Super Cali go ballistic Celtic are atrocious" "Elton takes David up the aisle" "From Russia with Gloves" and notoriously "Gordon Ramsay Sex ...
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 25354

Re: 1341: "Types of Editors"

WOSIWOG: What one sees is what one gets.
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:56 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 136076

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Angua already answered that though there may be some balancing out:
US vs Commonwealth
Color -> Colour
Esophagus -> Oesophagus
Elevator -> Lift
Iraqi Tank -> British Armoured Personnel Carrier

That kind of thing ...
by Red Hal
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1342: "Ancient Stars"
Replies: 76
Views: 17337

Re: 1342: "Ancient Stars"

time burglar wrote:OK, now I want a picture of the night sky that somehow (colour scale?) shows how many light years away each star is. Rather over-optimistically, I had hoped the mouseover text would show me that :(
best I can do is link this: http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/50lys.html
by Red Hal
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0083: "Star Sand"
Replies: 44
Views: 12560

Re: What-If 0083: "Star Sand"

...or is it?
by Red Hal
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0078: "T-Rex Calories"
Replies: 54
Views: 14206

Re: What-If # 0078 T-Rex Calories

Bah, use the standard unit - the Firkin-Fahrenheit. All proper standard units start with an "F", of course (but not the converse: the fuckton remains non-standard; stuffy overly-proper standards committee!). Is that a metric fuckton? Related: If we do decide to start offering deep-fried T...
by Red Hal
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0079: "Lake Tea"
Replies: 59
Views: 17321

Re: What-if# 0079: Lake Tea

The boiling vessel referred to on British armoured vehicles is an FV706656 (actually referred to as a CV, not a BV, nowadays). As to the correct temperature for tea, I'll leave it to The Royal Society of Chemistry to educate the interested reader.
by Red Hal
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nooooooo! Browser crash and I have no export.

Looks like I'll have to wait a little longer.
by Red Hal
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1318: "Actually"
Replies: 76
Views: 15959

Re: 1318: "Actually"

Locoluis wrote:The lack of symmetry between the positions of each stick figure may be disturbing to people with OCD.
XKOCD?
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35721

Re: 1314: "Photos"

In any case, when somebody starts using words like “condescending”, it’s a clear sign that he is an insecure idiot. Ooh, can I play this game?! "In any case, when somebody starts using words like 'insecure idiot,' it's a clear sign that he is an insecure idiot." It would be more fun if yo...
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35721

Re: 1314: "Photos"

I don't see any sophomoric swear words in that comic. Perhaps you mean "fuck"?
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

This transparency is ... problematic.
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1314: "Photos"
Replies: 194
Views: 35721

Re: 1314: "Photos"

List of pointless things #1: Using flash when taking a photo of a sunset1.


1Everyone knows Apple devices don't support flash.
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you for your help! I have no bacon (NP511) and am just building my first sand monument. I shall continue making glass tools. Waiting...Image
by Red Hal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi. Checking in. Hope you all got what you wanted over Christmas (should that be a thing you do) or otherwise had a restful time. OTTOT For the life of me I cannot get to infinite sand. I've been running this now since early December and cannot see how to increase my sand dig rate without slowly...
by Red Hal
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Redundakittens; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
Spoiler:
I believe I may have my genre dialects crossed
by Red Hal
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Did you get caught up in the summoning circle vortex too, Hal that is red?
I felt a great disturbance in the Drawception, as if millions of pixels suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
by Red Hal
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Red Hal wrote:SYN

ACK
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Just checking in.
by Red Hal
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107280
Views: 50366109

Re: 1190: "Time"

SYN
by Red Hal
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Economic Priorities (poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 7876

Re: Economic Priorities (poll)

And there's problem 1 with an unregulated market for life's essentials (food, water, medicine). If everyone can afford something, prices will go up until some people can't afford it.
by Red Hal
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Nelson Mandela
Replies: 36
Views: 4779

Re: RIP Nelson Mandela

/bows head.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 8431

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

Chen, I concur with your analysis. I placed less emphasis on the Education Act as it specifies actions that should be taken rather than actions which it is illegal to take, but I accept your assertion that a legal ruling would be required where there appeared to be a conflict between the beliefs of ...
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11451

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Oh. Well, in that case, I suppose you could say at least they're trying. Bless.
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631288

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

Darn. Both of those make sense too!
by Red Hal
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 8431

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

If you would like to read a source that doesn't make you feel like someone is peeing on your brain, the original case study is from page 27 of this PDF . Thank you, the original source is very different in tone from the polemic in the Spectator. The original is a case study , intended to raise awar...

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