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by amorya
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 16937

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

In the books, the queen asked Edmund what he would most like to eat. He chose Turkish Delight. So he's either a masochist or he happens to have the taste for it :)
by amorya
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1544: "Margaret"
Replies: 80
Views: 15179

Re: 1544: "Margaret"

FrobozzWizard wrote:
Jorpho wrote:I'm not the only one who gets the joke, am I?


No, you aren't the only one who got it. I was looking for other references in the alt-text than the ones you mentioned.


The Pain and the Great One
by amorya
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 12065

Re: 1469: "UV"

Given that we already had an Alien reference, I was expecting the alt text to be "It's the only way to be sure!".
by amorya
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should everyone learn to code?
Replies: 47
Views: 9993

Re: Should everyone learn to code?

All kids should be taught a bit of coding. This is so they can see if they like it. Teach them enough that they feel they've accomplished something, and solved an actual problem (not a contrived example). Then, the ones who have a passion for it will hopefully realise, and be able to learn more. I f...
by amorya
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58950

Re: 1196: "Subways"

From the description for the poster : This is a 24"x36" poster of comic #1196, a completely hand-drawn map of every subway system in North America­combined. The lines are linked up by color, so you can take the green and blue lines from Chicago to San Francisco, or catch the transcontinent...
by amorya
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 58950

Re: 1196: "Subways"

I don't know how to read this map either; obviously it's not a complete map of all the subway systems in North America, so is there a station for each city that has subways, and random connections between them? Or is it all just made-up funny stuff, e.g. Springfield monorail, trolley rt. 10 to Cali...
by amorya
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D4 - Down to the Countryside

Shit. Is it LYLO now?

Krong was paranoid. That's not good, we can't read anything into the 'confessions'.
by amorya
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

On the one hand, a bunch of declared masons, who are pretty confident amongst themselves that none of them are scum. On the other, a double voter, when a scum with that power is already dead. I must admit that I've been mostly (as I've said frequently) assuming Vytron is town due to game balance — I...
by amorya
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

I was a bit unsure of what it would do from my role PM. It basically told me it was a public cop That is pretty huge. I'm really interested to know if we can make it say anything else — perhaps we could all offer suggestions on who you should use it on tonight? I'd be fine with you trying it on me ...
by amorya
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

amorya: Hmm... I'll admit to not looking that closely at your posts. Especially your end-of-yesterday post, which is quite detailed. I'll do that soonish. You've been a bit passive so far today... not necessarily bad, but could be trying to fly under the radar. Sorry. I'll post some stuff this lunc...
by amorya
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

Vytron wrote:Woo, even more wine! It is a Communist power!?


I was just throwing the speculation out there, based on having played with a similar town-aligned power before.
by amorya
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

And we've gotten a second layer of wine! Is Diemo lying? Is scum just targeting players and letting us know they are town? Are they targeting each other so we think that? If that's a scum power, given our reaction yesterday, I'd be surprised if the scum used it on a townie today. This could be some...
by amorya
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

I'm going to declare FoS Krong, for the reasons Vytron mentioned. Being decisive early on isn't necessarily scummy, it makes your views and opinions clear (which can then be scrutinised by everyone else) rather than hedging your bets and hoping nobody notices you. That said, I'm not going to vote yet.
by amorya
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D3 - The New China

If I were a cop

Spoiler:
I copped Vytron and got town.


Agreed that the cop spoilers are only useful when someone has died and been revealed as cop.
by amorya
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

Shit, I may have actually posted after the deadline. I'm really sorry for epically failing here. I thought I was 15 minutes before (misread the timer).
by amorya
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

I started writing this post before work, and have been adding to it over the day, but you darn people keep posting new stuff! I'd totally meant to get it finished a while before the deadline but stuff got in the way :( I'm going to post it anyway, even though some of my analysis is a good few hours ...
by amorya
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

Sorry I've been a bit quiet. I'll post a bit more this evening. mpolo isn't pinging me as scum at the moment. He wasn't under any particular scrutiny when he posted the 'confession'. I reckon if he were scum, he would have thought it better to keep his mouth shut rather than doing something that dra...
by amorya
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

If I were a cop

Spoiler:
I copped Krong and got scum
by amorya
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

Oops, messed up the quote code. I was this close to instinctively editing it…

I of course meant to quote:

Chairman Mao wrote:"We cleaned up some bodies during the night, only some of whom were killed by the filthy rightist dogs."
by amorya
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D2 - February Adverse Current

Regardless, massive FoS on people on the Adam wagon and on those distancing themselves from Snark (and yeah, I know I could be included in that group). I have no idea what Adam was up to, other than epic quantities of wine. Shame it didn't work out! So we know at least one double voter was scum. No...
by amorya
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D1 - Whither China?

Miltant Atheists make a certain amount of sense; if we assume the mods represent our Great and Noble Leader, it seems like any of the Capitalist Pigs might be wanting to assassinate them. (Something I, of course, will gladly lay down my life to avoid). … Vote: Adam H Fuck it, I think you are a mili...
by amorya
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D1 - Whither China?

New User has only said one line! Vote: New User Did diemo's vote for New User (previous post) not go through? Is that because it wasn't on its own line? The miller is the only one of those roles that has to be a town role (although of course wam could be false claiming). Survivor is usually third p...
by amorya
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Chairman Maofia - Game Over - Rightists and Survivor win!
Replies: 288
Views: 53811

Re: Chairman Maofia - D1 - Whither China?

Hi all! Just checking in: I've been drafted as a replacement player. This is my first game on the XKCD forums, although I've played a lot of Werewolf in real life. So we've had claims of a miller, an immune-to-normal-kills-but-lover-with-mod, a survivor with one shot NK, and a double voter. The mill...
by amorya
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7439
Views: 736874

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

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by amorya
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:48 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0004: "A Mole of Moles"
Replies: 89
Views: 80178

Re: What-If 0004: A Mole of Moles

One thing not covered in the article(?): what would happen on Earth, once we got our meaty new MMM? What impacts would it have in tides, sunlight, etc? Would it be better or worse for human kind than a ring of moles, as suggested above? And most importantly - is the stench going to reach us? That s...
by amorya
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320377

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I think it's unlikely that you will have difficulty getting a job with a degree in cogsci. (Who said this anyway? Is there even a news article to back up this claim?) I am reasonably sure you would still be able to get programming jobs with such a degree (even people who studied e.g. physics don't ...
by amorya
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 9463

Re: Raspberry Pi

Image

Mine currently has RISCOS on it.It boots (pretty damn quickly), but doesn't have file system access yet.
by amorya
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320377

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

sambot5 wrote:I've been wondering, is there a scale, similar to the Kinsey scale for sexuality, that quantifies gender identity?


You could try the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Bear in mind that it's a product of the time it was written (the early 1970s) and focusses on gender roles as they were back then.
by amorya
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Order of the Stick - Kickstarter CC Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 27854

Re: The Order of the Stick - Kickstarter CC Woes

Yeah that is actually the problem. My normal bank card actually is a maestro card. I think almost all bank cards are. Not that as a consumer you even notice that. You pay by PIN (99.99% of payments in NL are probably either cash, PIN or 'chip' which I'm not sure how to translate, but basically digi...
by amorya
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world
Replies: 42
Views: 23030

Re: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world

Can we have WHEN IT ALL GOES TITS UP as a synonym for WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG?
by amorya
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 63910

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

From what I understand, you're not allowed to shut a site down for infringement unless it's your property being infringed. Ah, but what proof is required that (a) the property is yours, and (b) that there's infringement going on? If the law doesn't require due process before shutting something down...
by amorya
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 45081

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Please send two mongooses.

Please send two mongeese.

Please send one mongoose.
P.S. Please send another one too.
by amorya
Sun May 15, 2011 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Roomba
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Roomba

Is there any real difference between the Roomba models? I think I remember hearing that some of them work better than others, but I could just be making that up. I think that the lowest end one doesn't do scheduling (i.e. having it come out and clean at the same time every day or whatever). Hence i...
by amorya
Sun May 15, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Roomba
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Roomba

At some point when I have the money, I'm tempted to get a Roomba. Anyone have one and want to share experiences? The biggest fear is the stories I've heard of unreliability and poor customer service. From reading reviews on Amazon, it seems when they work they're pretty good. Also, my kitchen is hal...
by amorya
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I want to make a game, for portfolio and $$. Which Language?
Replies: 19
Views: 5745

Re: I want to make a game, for portfolio and $$. Which Langu

Your first game won't sell. You won't want to sell it. By the end of writing it you'll be full of ideas about how you would do things better next time. For a first project, the most important thing is to pick something not too ambitious, because you will need to actually complete the project. If you...
by amorya
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 21328

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

I got some new shoes, two books, a Bill Bailey DVD and a window decoration my sister made. My family agreed to not give each other much since we're all really poor at the moment, so it's a bit different from some previous years, but it's quite nice really not to have a stack of stuff that I don't re...
by amorya
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Split checks
Replies: 26
Views: 3779

Re: Split checks

I've never thought to ask the restaurant to do that. If I'm with a smallish group, we just split it ourselves, put all the cash in the middle, and anyone who wants to pay by card says "Take £15 off this one please" or whatever. If I'm with a big group (10-20 people) it tends to be expected...
by amorya
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320377

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Leamington? Wasn't me, but nice to know someone's local. I live in Coventry :)

Amorya
by amorya
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 43616

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

This would have been funnier if it turned out that the Joneses had intentionally set up three escorts for teh lulz. Eh, that's the point, yes. I expect Mr. Jones and the other Jones entering (be it Miss or Mrs) to expect some embarassing scene (with their escort / secret lover already being there),...
by amorya
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pulling video from BBC iPlayer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Pulling video from BBC iPlayer?

the BBC doesn't seem to see the value of making them available for more than 14 days... It's a licensing issue. The content owners aren't licensing the shows for anything other than time-limited viewing. Hence, downloading them in a non-DRM'd format is, sadly, illegal. Of course, for purely academi...

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