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by fibonacci
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

Moral: if you move into a house with wifi devices (aka "IoT stuff"), it's probably easier to throw them out and start over with new widgets. From a security viewpoint, you probably want to do that anyway. You might never be able to tell what firmware the devices have been flashed with. Fr...
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1880: "Eclipse Review"
Replies: 51
Views: 5714

Re: 1880: "Eclipse Review"

The event from northeast Ohio was still impressive. ~83% coverage according to the news. For the duration, the birds all went quiet, save a few cardinals making what I think of as the "you're too close to my nest" noises. The sky went off color very similar to the yellowish tinge it gets w...
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 5588

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

And the countdown until there is adult fan-fiction of this starts. Incidentally, do not do an image search for several of the terms in the diagram.

*edit
I have been informed that numerous creation myths are in fact adult fan-fiction of this diagram. </blush>
by fibonacci
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 9289

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Spoiler:
WBUN.png

Just in from the other brothers at WBUN, they can't deny.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 9289

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

rmsgrey wrote:
fibonacci wrote:Sir Mix-a-lot


Is that the name of a roundabout variant?


His music does reference a "round thing in your face", so perhaps.

Still waiting to hear whether or not the other brothers can deny, concerning the roundabout.
by fibonacci
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 9289

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Sir Mix-a-lot has a similarly described, but functionally quite different app.
by fibonacci
Mon May 29, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1843: "Opening Crawl"
Replies: 19
Views: 3928

Re: 1843: "Opening Crawl"

<openingcrawl>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....</openingcrawl>
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 7080

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

"If a border guard asks to examine your laptop, you have a legal right to challenge them to a chess game for your soul."
Or ping pong, as the case may be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lsWeBNb_eI
by fibonacci
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 8981

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

A new corollary to Bill Watterson's "Verbing wierds language." "Vomiting wierds emoji."
by fibonacci
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 5940

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

When I try to search for "canyon river nuclear launch", Google seach suggests that I might wanna search for "canyon river nuclear launch calendar". Should I be scared? As long as the calendar only contains national holidays it's fine. Probably the best or worst Fourth of July, d...
by fibonacci
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 5420

Re: 1788: "Barge"

Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville! Welcome to Jackass.
by fibonacci
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 10497

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

clockworkbookreader wrote:Our Peerless Cartoonist needs an anatomy lesson. You can use vocal CORDS to hum one note of a musical CHORD.

Vocal chords allow multi-byte Unicode input by using Tuvan throat singing.
by fibonacci
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 14905

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

cucio wrote:When I saw this comic title appear on my RSS reader, the first thing I thought was: "but the Spectrum was made by Sinclair, not Apple!" :wink:


This Spectrum has a Holobyte to it.
by fibonacci
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 7548

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

Reminds me of a rather dumb experiment I ran back in the early 80s. My company had recently installed a majorly honking badass VAX 780 system, and I was learning the various things you could do in the shell environment (tho' of course DEC didn't call it a 'shell,' just DCL or whatever it turned int...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 7548

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

To save time, create a VM, let's call it "Turtles" for now. The VM automates the process of installing itself in each instance, so that it really is "Turtles All The Way Down™".
by fibonacci
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 11335

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

I'd just label them all "ding an sich".
by fibonacci
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 12785

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I imagine Stephan Pastis reading this one and thinking everything looks perfectly normal.

Similar to https://xkcd.com/270/
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 7397

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

Apeiron wrote:Ones... the plural of one. Think about that for a moment.


A: Got change for a ten?

B:Sure, would ten ones be OK, or would you rather two fives?
by fibonacci
Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1682: "Bun"
Replies: 57
Views: 9727

Re: 1682: "Bun"

My anaconda quite enjoyed this comic. It's got buns hun.
by fibonacci
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 21675

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

The good news is you'll just be able to unfriend Roko's Basilisk when it keeps asking you to play candy crush.
by fibonacci
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 14825

Re: 1421: "Future self"

#If it ain't Bjork, don't fix it.
by fibonacci
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1322: Winter
Replies: 125
Views: 25897

Re: 1322: Winter

I'm reminded of Uncleftish Beholding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncleftish_Beholding
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1293: Job Interview
Replies: 25
Views: 9803

Re: 1293: Job Interview

Today's strip is what I imagine David Lynch directing a biography about Coach Z would be like.
by fibonacci
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 46046

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

I assumed the "Space sphere" was a reference to the one from Flatland. But apparently there's one in Portal 2 as well.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 272722

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

What I've learned from the discussion so far, the best possible password is one that doesn't adhere to the stated requirements of a website. Anytime you have a guaranteed set of possible passwords, you greatly diminish the strength of all of them. In a world of 6 to 8 characters, at least one number...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 30356

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Mr. Joel's defense lawyer offered the excuse that it was always burning since the world was turning.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 33028

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

monicaclaire wrote:then it flashed:

EXPECT
LIGHT
DELAYS

and all I could think of, at first, was; are we to be driving through a denser medium? :lol:


But first you must find a bulb that emits broken light.
by fibonacci
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 128
Views: 40943

Thread necro, but with relevant content

Image

A visitor in my folks' garden in Arizona.
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pseudo math
Replies: 21
Views: 2385

Re: Pseudo math

Homonyms and false cognates are most definitely linguistics fodder. I was hoping to stir up some more examples of unlikely pairs in languages. Maybe I'll have to be more specific. Part of my inspiration came from reading some of the artificial math problems in the Wayside School books ages ago. http...
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pseudo math
Replies: 21
Views: 2385

Pseudo math

Thought for today:
In French the units on Avocados per lawyer cancel.
by fibonacci
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 20108

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

zac6x9 wrote:Does the rightmost glass contain a superfluid?


Mmmm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose-Einstein_condensate
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 43631

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

westrim wrote:You mathy people will just have to accept that there are just some things that you aren't going to get, because they just aren't there.


You're not a mathy person until you get the things that just aren't there.
by fibonacci
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 18507

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

The trouble with the new Fujita scale is that the scanners keep reporting all of the tornados as "over 9000".
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 19776

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

More than Just the Two of Us - Sneaker
Living in a Box - Living in a Box

o.O
by fibonacci
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0489: "Going West"
Replies: 64
Views: 14562

Re: "Going West" Discussion

SirMustapha wrote:Reading the commentary on "TheGoogle" (which is now corrected, I assume), I feel an urge now to pronounce it "Ze Google" for some reason.


Used in a sentence: "Ze Googles, zey do nossing!"
by fibonacci
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 29095

Re: "Depth" Discussion

I'm hoping for a fractal dimension comic one of these days. You kids and your euclidean presuppositions.
by fibonacci
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 21919

Re: Making Rules

I lived in Arizona a few years back and got a good chuckle walking through a parking lot to my car. An older fellow, probably in his early seventies, in a Red VW Bug had the license plate "SLGBGRD". You youngsters can it what you want, but it's always been slug bug when I've heard it.
by fibonacci
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 44703

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

thumperward wrote:My bigger concern was how it typed two characters that require symbol shift...

- Chris


The basilisk has been taking lessons from StrongBad.
by fibonacci
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 44703

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

It's like a unicode version of NaDa.
http://www.bernardbelanger.com/computing/NaDa/.

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