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by sford
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84639

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Echo244 wrote:So the "You shall not pass!" guy actually means what he says in Safari?


Yep. :-) (Mind you, I haven't upgraded to the very latest mac s/w, so your milage might vary.)
by sford
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84639

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Any idea which way it is "supposed" to be? Just tried with Chrome and IE. Both allow you to pass through people. Out of 4 browsers, Safari is the odd man out (big surprise; why *do* I use it as my primary browser???). I'm going with Chrome and classifying it as "not cheating".
by sford
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84639

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I just visited as much as I could with Safari (MB Air), but could not get into lots of places due to people standing in my way. I went in with FireFox, and lo and behold, I could go right through people (and lots of other objects). Any idea which way it is "supposed" to be? I.e. if there a...
by sford
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 21561

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

FWIW, I have zero previous exposure to Haskell or functional programming in general. I just went through http://learnyouahaskell.com and I had no trouble. I'll have to admit that after 30+ years of C programming (not C++, good old ANSII C), I find that I'm excited to try out some of my new-found Has...
by sford
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy ... sad http://citizenthymes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/sad-dog_l.jpg And yet ... satisfied. http://8020.photos.jpgmag.com/1626024_200377_ff3df2fcce_p.jpg Not being a very good OTTer, I hope I'm not repeating that which has already been said. (Even if it has, I'm not a frequent "me to...
by sford
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy UP http://randomosityblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Angora-Rabbit.jpg Most angora rabbits are calm and docile, but should be handled carefully. Aren't you glad you know? Uh wait ... make that molpy down . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Englishangora.jpg/220px...
by sford
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Interesting. My first "cute" molpy gets more commentary than all my icky molpies put together. :-) Guess I know what people like. Icky Molpy UP http://randomosityblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Coconut-Crab.jpg Like hermit crabs, juvenile coconut crabs use empty gastropod shells for pr...
by sford
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't tell which is making me more tired - seeing Megball running so much, or seeing the alt-text imperative "RUN".

Or maybe it is related to staying up too late last night. ... Naw, definitely something about OTC.
by sford
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy UP http://randomosityblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Fennec-Foxes.jpg The Fennec fox is able to live without free water, as its kidneys are adapted to restrict water loss. It is considered the cutest of the Fox family, and perhaps across all canids, although there have been unverified repo...
by sford
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

And with this, I must say molpy down
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Man, it is hard to find a chibi octopus with its eyes closed! I guess huge eyes are part of what makes chibi cute.
by sford
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

You know how when you are reading a novel, and you're a slow reader (like me), so the novel lasts for days and days where you only spend maybe an hour a day with it so you can get the rest of your life done too, and then you hit a point where you just ... can't ... put it down? That's where we are n...
by sford
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

So much happening, so much real-life preventing proper attention. Fun day! Molpy down http://harveysmuse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/untitled.bmp The bull sea lion . This is an elephant seal. Aren't you glad you know. :wink: Actually, yes I am glad. Although I am shocked and appalle...
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Fun day! Molpy down http://harveysmuse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/untitled.bmp The bull sea lion . In a highly unusual attack in 2007 in Western Australia, a sea lion leapt from the water and seriously mauled a 13-year-old girl surfing behind a speedboat. Aren't you glad you know.
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Rosetta: The sea has found a way back in.
Megen: found a way?
Rosetta: Well ... maybe we ... sort of ... helped it.

Seriously, I wonder if the great thing that disconnected them was an earthquake. (Ninja'ed)
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: Rosetta gets a chalk board. (White board?)
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

(Somewhat blind post) It does look like she sat or leaned back at the very end there, as if in surprise. But her last text looks like Beanish again. Perhaps she was so shocked she slipped into her native tongue on accident. Huh! I think she said the Beanish equiv of "sh*t". I.e. it is some...
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

I kind of like "Beanadette", which I like for the musical quality of the word, but Rosetta is the obvious choice. I can count to ten in a few different languages, but don't ask me how to say "forty" in any of them. I might easily say that my number (names) are too small. (OK, I g...
by sford
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

No time to search for a good molpy UP image, but just wanted to thank all of you for your efforts at translating Beanadette's speech.

I like the fact that she is sitting near them at the same level, rather than across the desk.
by sford
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi everybody! Molpy UP http://thefederalmafia.homestead.com/files/cobra.jpg The King Cobra , despite having the word "cobra" in its name, is not a member of Naja ("true cobras") but belongs to its own genus. Aren't you glad you know. Stupid real life. No time for conv...
by sford
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

All right! Molpy UP , and ready for jazzercise! http://cdn.lalawag.com/wp-content/uploads/aardvark.jpg Earth pigs' teeth have a clusters of thin, upright, parallel tubes of vasodentin (a modified form of dentine), with individual pulp canals, held together by cementum. Aren't you gla...
by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's early, but I have a busy night. So molpy down

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It's on Fox News, so you know it must be true.
by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

*ponder* The arrow loops on the castle's wall don't seem to zoom well. They look too large for being useful. You may be thinking of what I've heard called "arrow slits" which are very narrow and are intended to protect archers. The crenellation atop the battlements are more general-purpos...
by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does the crenellation imply a war-torn land? I can see making sand castles with crenellation because ... well ... you have to. But a large-scale structure? Either this is a Medieval Times restaurant , or we have some serious soldiering going on. OTOH, if this is far future, maybe they make them for ...
by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Oh wow!" That's one of MY phrases!

Everybody makes fun of me for saying that. Like I'm some kind of aging hippy. (They're only half right.)

Then again, I do still find this pretty neat:
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by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

The molpy the little girl left on the wall:

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ENHANCE!

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by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

I suck at image manip. It took me 15 minutes to produce this crummy thing, 5 minutes late. It was to be my prediction of this hour's newpic. http://geeky-boy.com/m3.jpg If I had mad skillz, I would have color-corrected and animated. Edit: don't worry, I'm fixing it. Edit2-4: fixed as well as I am ab...
by sford
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

sford , I am enjoying your horrific molpies :D As a long-time fan of the star-nosed mole, I hope they get to put in an appearance too. @xpatiate - either you looked at the same originating page I did, or you are just a mind reader. Molpy UP http://cdn9.funofart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-mo...
by sford
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: some kind of map? Triangulation, using their survey equipment? http://www.catkitty.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Surprised-Kitty1.jpg WOW! Yes, I think that might be right! From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2d/L-Triangulier...
by sford
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy UP http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/snake-fish.jpg Snakefish was described as “something from a bad horror movie” by US Interior Secretary Gale Norton. Cueball already said what they were eating: "It's good". So the new Beanish word obviously means "good".
by sford
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: Wistful Predictions

NetWeasle: how long have you had that AWESOME avatar? (One disadvantage of not paying close attention is missing obvious things for WAY too long.) Megball: Although I am a romantic at heart (and always want to see the good guy get the girl), my hope is that they are brother and sister. My sister is ...
by sford
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

I would say, gaming may not be creative but making them certainly is. If a game is done right, it gives players the tools to be creative - the steam workshop is a good collection of examples. Yeah, exactly the point of my PPS (which may have crossed your edit in T I M E . Tedious details of my thin...
by sford
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy UP http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/naked-mole-rat.jpeg *yawn* Much to do today, little time to do it. Portal: I've always wanted to play it, but have never made time for computer games since my Zork days. Linguistics: the analysis so far is fascinating. I even audited an i...
by sford
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not much happening in OTC, so I'll allow myself to drift off-topic too. I went to a punk rock show tonight. I was definitely over twice as old as the average attendee, and got tired by 9:00 pm and had to leave. But I got to see a band I really like: City Mouse (along with a bunch of other bands, ran...
by sford
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

OTOH, there are some movies you pretty much HAVE to watch twice, because once you know how it ends, it becomes a completely different movie... Fight Club for example. And then there are movies like Memento , where you see it twice by watching it once. (Hmm, I guess I can't think of any other exampl...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Beanie guy expressed surprise when Cueball referenced the sea. They know too much. Time to take them to the Ministry of Love. Who goes to room 101 first? Can't get on-line tonight, so won't be able to post a molpy down. But behave you guys. I'll be watching you... http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-conten...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Salt lakes and salty inland seas are that way because they have no outflows. So what's to dam up? Dam up the inflows and it gets lower, not higher. You'd have to divert water that had been flowing to some other sea. Can't speak for others, but the idea *I* had in mind was that other rivers had been...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: Beanies are working on making a hydro-electric dam... Awwwww!!! I wanted to post that. *pout* There are salty lakes and inland seas. I don't know the official differentiation, but I assume it has to do with size. If we assume that Cuegan don't get around much, a lake that you can't see ...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, it was almost molpy down. But then Cueball's "hey" kept bugging me. So I guess it's molpy back UP. http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/aye-aye.jpg What is that? I don't think I've ever seen anything like it before! According to molpipedia , the aye-aye ( Daube...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, it was almost molpy down. But then Cueball's "hey" kept bugging me. So I guess it's molpy back UP. http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/aye-aye.jpg My guess is he finally realized that the water dispenser has a pump, and he doesn't know about pumps. There, now I got it ...
by sford
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51704735

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah to be young and have enough TIME to go through OTT properly, and even post the odd creative missive. But all I have TIME for tonight is ...

... molpy down.
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