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by deskjethp
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 8625

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Happy to chime in on this one since I've never seen it either!

So don't go spreading spoilers around this thread

Funny thing is that everyone who knows me thinks I've seen them and am a big fan. Haven't read all the LOTR yet either and people think I'm an expert at that too.
by deskjethp
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9518

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

peteispo wrote:Also, what's with the Red Delicious?


Red Delicious don't really taste like anything? Very little flavor.

Non-alcoholic cider is the best though.
by deskjethp
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 7790

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Water hooves?

♫♪ Shoo be do. Shoo shoo be do. ♪♫
by deskjethp
Mon May 16, 2016 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 4167

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

Laser jet printer eh?

I, deskjethp, have no bias about this kind of thing whatsoever.

Seriously, though. We should replace lawnmowers with laser grass cutters.
by deskjethp
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reverse carry-less binary multiplication problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: Reverse carry-less binary multiplication problem

If both inputs end in 1, then the output ends in 1. I have stated this in 4). However, beyond only the rightmost digit, I haven't yet been able to determine a pattern.

Am I missing something obvious?
by deskjethp
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reverse carry-less binary multiplication problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Reverse carry-less binary multiplication problem

Rule the fifth declaration: This is not homework, but probably looks like it. It's just an interesting thing I ran across the other day on a coding website. So I found this decryption challenge where an obfuscated encryption algorithm is provided and the challenge is to code up a decryption program....
by deskjethp
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1590: "The Source"
Replies: 70
Views: 9144

Re: 1590: "The Source"

Znirk wrote:My office has an HPHG, but it's labeled as an HP Laserjet M551.


Typical HP printers. They aren't to be trusted.
by deskjethp
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mechanical or Wood
Replies: 22
Views: 9078

Re: Mechanical or Wood

Wood. They can shade, they last longer, they don't have the tiny piece problem, they smell nice, they're cheap, they come in 6-sided varieties.
by deskjethp
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 89832

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

1-100: 6
1-100: v2: 6
"cat"
nervous? no
Drink: water, milk
Not drink: beer
phone: non-smartphone
emoji: neutral (what ever happened to 'emoticons'?)
brocolli: no
sleepy: yes
colds: no
floaters: Constantly ( help :( )
stay awake: yes
roll tongue: yes
Sandwich: all but open faced
by deskjethp
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 31440

Re: 1256: "Questions"

Why isn't there GPS in laptops?
Why is there caffeine in shampoo?

Why are helicopters circling my house?

Time to learn things!
by deskjethp
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 145
Views: 32487

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

tl;dr ;)
by deskjethp
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104351
Views: 27609092

Re: 1190: "Time"

I only waited about 30 seconds. I figure maybe if you load it at midnight or noon or 1:37 P.M. or something it might be different. It's more likely it's just a static image.
by deskjethp
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 25517

Re: 1103: "Nine"

I do this all the time with 7 8 and 9. I am so glad I'm not the only one. 87 seconds for pizzas....
by deskjethp
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 13791

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"

I got the text, but I didn't get the message.
by deskjethp
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1080: "Visual Field"
Replies: 129
Views: 22619

Re: 1080: "Visual Field"

Something about visual clarity. Comic 1080(p). Anyone else notice this?
by deskjethp
Tue May 15, 2012 6:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5835677

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

So today I started this summer "class" (ugh..) about setting up secure Linux environments for servers and networks and stuff (ugh..boring!).. We were supposed to start up some VMs and then make sure they were connected to the web. Half an hour later, the professor and the people who actual...
by deskjethp
Tue May 15, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4040
Views: 633367

Re: Today I Made:

5 pieces of wheat bread + 4 slices of American cheese + microwave = hot cheese sandwich. Normally this is okay, but this was too much. I went out to the grocery store at 23:00 to get the stuff for this project right after I finished at work. Actually, this is the second time I've done this. The firs...
by deskjethp
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New York, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 2450

Re: New York, New York

In communications class last year, we watched a video studying this very thing. The space was limited to Manhattan though. It was some news show... They got 6 groups of 2 people together and said to the groups that they should find each other. None of them knew anything about any of the other groups...
by deskjethp
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 30895

0991: "Phantom Menace"

Image

Alt Text: "We could go to the theater across town and see if it's opened THERE yet, but we don't want to lose our place in line."
by deskjethp
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 27827

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

At my grocery store, everything is shoved into the cart at the end of the checkout line. You can go to the "bagging tables" where they have probably about 50000 paper bags under the tables and some plastic bag dispensers on top. None of this bag at the register business.
by deskjethp
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3222
Views: 536181

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Dream: I was walking along a path in a park looking for someplace to eat my lunch. I decided to sit in a place just south of a dirt walking path. All of a sudden some girl soccer team comes over and then three parts of my lunch were missing: two drinks and some grain based thing.
by deskjethp
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1134071

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that the projectors at the university have motion detectors in them so that if you cause them to move, "public safety" people charge into the room demanding to know who is trying to steal the projector. Ghost World... I saw that on television one night. I didn't get it. I thought the p...
by deskjethp
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5835677

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I was pressured into doing something. If I was pressurized into doing something that something would probably be fitting through a small hole or something. Pressurized makes sense to me, though that is probably because I've always used it... So anyway, I love to wander around and go places that I th...
by deskjethp
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1134071

Re: Today I Learned

TIL I can unlock a ton of locked computer cabinets at my university with paperclip. I was amused.
by deskjethp
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0947: “Investing”
Replies: 148
Views: 23318

Re: 0947: “Investing”

Yeah that's so true right now... what with interest rates being .00xxx% in banks around town .. A lot of ATMs in the US charge some ridiculous pointless fee like $3.00 for a Bank of America ATM usage under certain circumstances. $3.00 would buy me a good meal. There's a ton of free ATMs though too. ...
by deskjethp
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Skipping aka Dumpster Diving
Replies: 31
Views: 5143

Re: Skipping aka Dumpster Diving

Just scored a thing of fresh popcorn out of the trash a couple days ago
by deskjethp
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 110973

Re: Words you love.

network
research
source

I think it's the r sound they make...
by deskjethp
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 110973

Re: Words you love.

Words I like: (different row = different reason)

nymph, stretch, silk(y), flux, demoness, exalt, exact, text, foxy
engineer/engineering/engineered
clad, click, clock, block, chop(ped), flock, quickly
lily, flitter, filter, slippery, link, slinky
loop, bounce, crux
(auto)defenestration
by deskjethp
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5835677

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Synesthesia have ye?

Or is it just a once in a while thing you have with words?
by deskjethp
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wishing Well
Replies: 52
Views: 4665

Re: Wishing Well

If I did get this instruction book, I would end up reading it, thinking it was boring, and moving on...
by deskjethp
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would people do all day if they didn't have work/school
Replies: 39
Views: 3888

Re: What would people do all day if they didn't have work/sc

Brave New World, slightly more advanced... a bit different, yes I know... they have "jobs" and such... Philosopher types would beg the question: what is the purpose of life? and all that... Limits would be pushed, people would want to be better than everyone else at things, nothing differe...
by deskjethp
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wishing Well
Replies: 52
Views: 4665

Re: Wishing Well

I wish I got tomorrow's newspaper today. (Sort of...) I wish I wasn't worth $-9343.14. I wish I had a girlfriend, one who loved me back. I wish I knew enough about something to actually be able to land a job. I wish I had a really big trampoline. I wish that I would win free cereal for life. I wish ...
by deskjethp
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 36867

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

1) Learn how to fly a heicopter or plane from the internet before the power goes out. 2) Find motorcycle 3) Ride around the world on motorcycles eating canned food from grocery stores. 0) Eat a ton of bread. All the good bread will get moldy soon, so this should be first. 0.5) Eat tons of other stuf...
by deskjethp
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3222
Views: 536181

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Dream: A girl on sidewalk asks me if I want to go "8 bit skating." Naturally I say yes. She says we are going to do the 100 bit 8 bit skating tour, which I figure will take like a week. So I start going down the sidewalk and all of a sudden we're in this room with 2 beds. I can only sleep ...
by deskjethp
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1134071

Re: Today I Learned

TI(re)learned that it is best to wait for about 5 days before shaving if using a razor that hasn't had its blade changed after 30 months of continuous use. After only 2 days the hair is too short yet.
by deskjethp
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Things You Carry
Replies: 190
Views: 21479

Re: The Things You Carry

I carry stuff around in my socks. IDs usually. My phone goes in the pocket if I have it, but only because a) it doesn't fit in my sock and b) it can clip in to the pocket. Pockets are terribly not useful for securely holding stuff if you take the routes I take. Socks can usually keep things in even ...
by deskjethp
Sat May 14, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13135
Views: 1134071

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that there is a $6.69 buffet in town where it's only 30 cents more to get an extra burger and fries with the buffet, the meaning of the word parlance, and that there is a 9 hole frolf course I didn't know about across town. Yay :D also: Shortcuts are awesome! Even though (in theory) I should hav...
by deskjethp
Sun May 08, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Skipping aka Dumpster Diving
Replies: 31
Views: 5143

Re: Skipping aka Dumpster Diving

Handy tip: if the donut truck regularly arrives at the gas station at 4:00am, yesterday's donuts probably get tossed at 3:00am Oddly, I never even thought about this... Excellent tip! So, the university move out week is an absolute gold mine for getting food and such from the dorm dumpsters... Foun...
by deskjethp
Thu May 05, 2011 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Point expansion: I don't know if it's just something people do around where I live or what.. People sometimes throw an extra h in words like sweet->shweet or shlimy and other stuff. I think they think it enhances whatever accent they are trying to say the word with. My dislike for the concept probab...
by deskjethp
Thu May 05, 2011 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Ugh... gross words: Baste (based is fine) It just sounds like sticky stuff that you stepped in or something. Lump (lumpy is okay) Bilge sounds obnoxious. Nape (yuck) "Fab" - No. Say the whole word. Thank you. "Zine" - Same thing. Bribe Gripe Wipe Phish(ing) - Sounds like someone ...

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