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by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51827

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A few: 3-5
A handful: As many as can fit in a hand - for peanuts this can be many, for beers (assuming handles) this is rarely more than a few, but it is several.
Several: 3-9
A couple: 2

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23736

Re:

Everybody's mom has a secret, kid. See folks, this is why punctuation is critically important...LoonRadio could have meant something entirely different without that comma... Anyway - me, I'm ancient...1975. Some of the highlights from Wikipedia: January 1 - Work is abandoned on the British end of t...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 42264

Re: Internet Argument Discussion

Hmm, this comment made me think... This comment made me think that right now I need to find a smoking hot, intelligent, funny, out of this world babe (erm - aka my wife), and start a huge Internet fight with her. Then just wait for flying girl, so we can patch things up. One-way ticket is fine thoug...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0433: "Journal 5"
Replies: 195
Views: 37986

Re: "Journal 5" Discussion

I did know about the pair of spaces being correct, but I thought Randall normally uses only one space. But I looked through previous comics, and there are always two spaces after a sentence-ending punctuation mark in the alt text. So he's following convention. Yeah - two spaces after the final punc...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Wed May 21, 2008 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 40245

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

Well, today's value takes me from Brussels, Belgium to Charleroi, Belgium.

By all account Charleroi is a pretty nasty place to be. Doh.

Wonder where it'll be on Saturday though. :)

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 32772

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

Heh - this comic reminded my of how I felt when I was playing around with a fresh install of BackTrack...

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24458

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

What would be nice for closed road is a button that let's the GPS know you turned off route due to a closed road, and for it to avoid that road for the next 1 mile/5 miles/10 miles or something when it recalculates the route, instead of trying to route you back onto the closed road... *hangs head i...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0407: "Cheap GPS"
Replies: 99
Views: 24458

Re: "Cheap GPS" Discussion

My GPS is pretty good, unfortunately it cannot help when the one-way streets are randomly altered, and each day a different road is closed just for the hell of it. Fortunately the random road changes came about after I got to know the neighbourhood well enough to work around them all. What would be ...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 20981

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

psicopoo wrote:I was both depressed and implementing a linked-list in C when I read this.

Hmm, doesn't the second point pretty much imply the first? I can't think of any time that implementing linked lists in C made me happy!

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0359: "Rock Band"
Replies: 149
Views: 24826

Re: Rock Band

mwn3d wrote:
mrorange wrote:i noticed that too. not sure what happened but it doesnt really affect the comic.

don't you mean effect?

I'm sure he didn't.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/affect

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32610

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

also, on another note, does english requiring that sentences end within the quote bother anybody "like this?" it's the exact opposite of "programming"; // and it angers me Try UK English rather than American English - I think you might like it... :) Punctuation goes where it bel...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32610

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

To those of you in long distance relationships... Where? and how long? 2000 - Jan 2002 Brussels, Belgium (me) to Leeds, UK (her) Jan 2002 - Jan 2005 Brussels, Belgium (me) to Peterborough, UK (her) Jan 2005 - Jan 2006 Leeds, UK (me) to Peterborough UK (her) Jan 2006 - Feb 2007 Peterborough, UK (me)...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 22524

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

Orp wrote:And how did our unwitting hero know she was wearing oven mitts? And are they chocolate chip or peanut butter?

I think they're chocolate chip oven mitts...

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0336: "Priorities"
Replies: 141
Views: 27911

Re: "Priorities" Discussion

I remember when I was at primary school (UK thing, I guess USian equivalent is elementary school?) we had grades A-D for stuff, and then the +/- indicated effort. At that young tender age I reasoned that an A-- would be far superior to an A++, as it was achieving the high grade without needing to pu...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 86734

1) staying up for 24 hours straight is hard. 2) 24-28 hours is really hard 3) 28-48 is relatively easy, compared to that 4-8 hour stretch in there <SNIP> i often need to stay awake for many hours on end, and until provigil (or an alternate form) becomes Over the counter, these have helped me to sta...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 22334

Kinda married since Saturday (it's complicated), due to be completely married on Friday. Most certainly in a relationship!

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084459

So - this is what an insubstantial (but thirsty) Pete looks like...

Image

Cheers,

-- Pete.
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 86734

Hmm - I think I like the idea of polyphasic sleep...I might give it a try next time I'm between contracts and I can afford to be completely useless for up to a week. :) Many moons wgo when I was at university my sleep patterns were all over the place, I'd often be awake for very long periods of time...
by ThatGuyCalledPete
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420454

Hi!

Hi,

I'm Pete!

Cheers,

-- Pete.

PS: Really, I am!

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