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by speising
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 157206

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Soupspoon wrote:I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you. And I also sure am surprised what I just found that bear doing in the woods.

shocked by what?
by speising
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 3266

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

SuicideJunkie wrote:
speising wrote:shouldn't those be gold for cash stores?

They're trying to save money by rapidly selling their used gold.

oh, i interpreted them as RHIC operated stores.
by speising
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 3266

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

shouldn't those be gold for cash stores?
by speising
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Updating an old smartphone with a custom Android ROM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Updating an old smartphone with a custom Android ROM?

your phone has a removeable sd card. probably a good idea to remove it / swap it before doing brain surgery.
by speising
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 3355

Re: 2006: "Customer Rewards"

Is there a reason this thread title is incorrect? Title from the last comic bleeding into this one, or something? Now where are my rewards?? Second time I've miscopied the title. Is there an easier way to do this right than opening four windows, (page, page source, example template, post reply wind...
by speising
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Cactus plant"
Replies: 18
Views: 2073

Re: "Cactus plant"

to avoid discussion of the plural of cactus?
by speising
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461690

Re: Trump presidency

I'm failing to see how anything about NK can be attributed to Trump. As i see it, everything runs according to Kims plans. He threatened the world with nukes which he never could have used anyway (not and surviving, that is), now he mimes the generous statesman and promises to destroy the program wh...
by speising
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461690

Re: Trump presidency

I always hated the ending of War of the Worlds. It was far too sudden and realistic. It's a great story, but it's definitely one of his weaker ones. It's kind of a deus ex machina, yeah. I mean, it's absolutely realistic that invaders could fail for oversight entirely unrelated to the defender's ac...
by speising
Tue May 29, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

just because someone deems something indecent doesn't mean it is a sexual act . now you'd have to show that ripping open the bra was one. if JJ had bared her breast on her own, the "indecent act" would have been the same. yet, even you couldn't argue for any assault here. It wouldn't be a...
by speising
Tue May 29, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

just because someone deems something indecent doesn't mean it is a sexual act.
now you'd have to show that ripping open the bra was one.
if JJ had bared her breast on her own, the "indecent act" would have been the same. yet, even you couldn't argue for any assault here.
by speising
Sat May 26, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 6384

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

YukoValis wrote:I've noticed that a whole bunch of sites have all sent me email or messages about their policy update, and their reasons for gathering my information. Did something huge happen while I was away?

You mean "away" like in "in outer space"?
by speising
Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 6384

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

rhomboidal wrote:My mind spent half an hour just trying to guess what "GDPR" stood for. And failed.

German Democratic Peoples Republic, of course.
by speising
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

only if it was done on purpose. do you have any indication that JJ didn't consent to it (not forgetting the convenient taping) *and* JT did it on purpose, instead of by accident as claimed?
by speising
Fri May 25, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

↶ it was clearly a choreographed movement of them both. You're an expert choreographer yourself, I take it, to be so sure of that? i'm not, but i've seen the scene. i don't know about your aquaintances, but the women i know do not regularly wear detachable breast flaps or tape of their nipples, whe...
by speising
Fri May 25, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899829

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the problem with that is that there were any negative consequences at all to such an inconsequential thing. Oh me yarm, a bare tit, the world will end, we have to ban live TV so this can never happen again!! calling this "sexual assault" is absurd as well, and disparaging for every real vi...
by speising
Fri May 25, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

the car had a whole six seconds of confusion, though. if it had pinged the driver, as in "i'm not sure what that thing is, could you please have a look?", there would have been ample time, even for a slow human, to step on the brakes. anyway, if you're not sure what that blob ahead is doin...
by speising
Fri May 18, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 3970

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

Ralph Macchio: Still the only 20-something who ever played a convincing teenager. I mean seriously. Michael J. Fox looked 30. Max Casella. I was shocked the first time I looked him up on imdb and found out he'd been 20-something during all of Doogie. Stacy Dash, who played a teenager alongside Alic...
by speising
Fri May 18, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 3970

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

chenille wrote:What is the title text talking about? Jaden Smith is only 19.

you mean the kid from the movie playing in China, who learns kung-fu and chides his mother for calling it karate?
by speising
Tue May 15, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4385
Views: 780406

Re: Today I Made:

upwards pointing thumb emoticon!
by speising
Tue May 15, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4385
Views: 780406

Re: Today I Made:

interesting! doesn't that get rather soggy? my strawberry rhubarb pie last weekend came out quite runny, despite copious starch.
by speising
Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1992: "SafetySat"
Replies: 28
Views: 4842

Re: 1992: "SafetySat"

I still haven't figured out most of their zoom-defeating tricks, but by experimenting a bit, I've found how some of them work. I also learned that it's not just the web-site developer's doing; most browsers have lately adopted some sizing tricks that seem aimed at interfering with legibility. The s...
by speising
Mon May 14, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1993: "Fatal Crash Rate"
Replies: 26
Views: 3291

Re: 1993: Fatal Crash Rate

Apparently, fire trucks are too inconspicuous for Teslas.
We've still got some ways to go before we reach that point. Somewhere around 2027, where Randall seems to put it (including the "widely adopted" bit!), looks rather optimistic to me.
by speising
Wed May 09, 2018 6:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Email Bypass

download the technical term you're looking for is "install". doesn't the software have any offline registration option? seems rather shitty to me. install on a different computer temporarily? does it send the email directly or through your email client? in the latter case, you could save ...
by speising
Mon May 07, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8050

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

oh yeah, that's a good theory, and let's not forget that "dream scene" near the end.
by speising
Mon May 07, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8050

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

one word: flashbacks.
by speising
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Relative Light Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Relative Light Speed

the light would travel at the speed of light. always. that's kind of the point of it. you would observe it at c, an observer travelling 0.5c relative to you would see it at c, and an observer travelling 0.5c in the other direction would, too. what you three wouldn't agree on would be the width of th...
by speising
Fri May 04, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 10284

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

Pfhorrest wrote:What actually is the point of CC in modern email when you can have multiple recipients in To? BCC has obvious differences but CC just seems like "To too".

if i'm in "cc", i know i can ignore the mail. if i'm in "to", i feel obliged to read it, possibly even answer.
by speising
Thu May 03, 2018 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8050

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

it's not even a reasonable short term plan. if you remove half of the population, you also remove half of the farmers and everyone involved in production and distribution of goods. i'm pretty sure that a disruption like that would actually more than half the available food and other vital resour...
by speising
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Burning Paper
Replies: 47
Views: 3551

Re: Quick Burning Paper

the classic spy trope involves a miniature camera with which the intrepid spy photographs the pages secretly, preferably while suspended from the ceiling.
anything that requires knowledge of the breach won't help against that.
by speising
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Compressing video and photo or I lose my job

if your job hinges on a few GB of hard disk space, it deserves to be lost.
by speising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 7835

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

I have to wonder what changes led to such a long phrase as "please do not enter anymore". That sounds like a design by committee combining over-politeness with an explicit legal cover of "we told you not to" command for the next time someone sues for jamming themselves into the ...
by speising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 7835

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

I totally agree with the premise of the comic, but I have to say that the opposite side is quite often shirking its responsibility. For example, I had an English teacher in high school who thought a paper I wrote contained "Neo-Nazi propaganda" (she said as much in her feedback), while in...
by speising
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 14516

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

While baking a cake a cup of sugar is easier to measure than say 200g of sugar (which needs a scale). *actually*, especially in baking weight measurements are superior, since the density of flour can vary significantly, per type and depending on how compressed it is. just knock that cup a few times...
by speising
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:Out of curiosity, what happens if you try to run the PacMan game on my website in Internet Explorer 11?

seems to work fine, although he swallowed the first ghost unharmed (but not the next).
by speising
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246683

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

at least two of them aren't animals, though.
by speising
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:OK, I've tried to add some JavaScript trickery to remove those circles under Internet Explorer. Does it work?

it does indeed. although now the background image is gone.
by speising
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:yes it does!Is the bottom left SVG gradient corner also rendered properly in IE11? How about the SVG PacMan I've made to see how well it will run in various browsers?

look like in chrome, but there are interesting circle segments which i don't see there:
Capture2.JPG

Capture.JPG
by speising
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

yes it does! :mrgreen:
by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

works still pretty well, though.
by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Flumble wrote:
speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.

well it is the latest native browser on win 7, which is still the last useable win version.

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