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by Locoluis
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"
Replies: 40
Views: 2999

Re: 1896: "Active Ingredients Only"

Just eat the whole box and never get sick again… :roll:
by Locoluis
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 1633

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Finally, a decent sequel to Hitchcock's “The Birds”.
by Locoluis
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 2402

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

There's a reason why WP:AB is a thing. It's when others (apart from your family and friends) appreciate your qualities as a person. When random people from overseas follow you on social networks and like/repost/quote your posts. When you're an artist and they buy your art, and they ask you if you're...
by Locoluis
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 2363

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

3-2-1 battery backup strategy. ⋅ At least 3 backup batteries. ⋅ Carry two batteries with you at all times. Preferably of different kinds - e.g., an actual battery plus a power bank, hand dynamo charger or solar charger. ⋅ And at least 1 spare battery at home/office, whi...
by Locoluis
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 2702

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

I prefer the quantitative (though still subjective...) Scoville scale (for Heat) and the 2-dimensional Pick-a-Mood scale (for Mood).
by Locoluis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 7788

Re: 1849: "Decades"

The time between the turn of the century and World War I is variously called “The Edwardian Era” or “La Belle Époque” and, according to TVTropes, was “The subject of many nostalgic musical films featuring Gorgeous Period Dress from The Great Depression through The '60s”. I think that it's too early ...
by Locoluis
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 5724

Re: 1815: "Flag"

speising wrote:This misses a rather important feature of the original.


As you wish, if you wanna follow the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law.

(specs for the notification bar? not gonna touch that with a ten foot pole, because Apple)
by Locoluis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 5724

Re: 1815: "Flag"

... And I was wrong about that last one. The stars ARE centered in each field, but the flag's proportion is 8:5, not 14:9.

The following is a proposed construction sheet for the flag:
Image

SVG source of the above map The flag itself
by Locoluis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 5724

Re: 1815: "Flag"

Doodling is not designing. The result of the design process should be a description of the flag's construction, a set of instructions which can be used to render or build the flag. For example, if we use the width of the white bars as the unit: Blue color: (insert color specification here) Red color...
by Locoluis
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 10962

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I've only seen The Original Trilogy. Long before I owned my first computer. While I still had time to watch TV instead of pursuing personal projects. Also, probably too young to actually understand it. I was never a big fan of movies and TV anyway, though I loved cartoons and anime like every other ...
by Locoluis
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 11485

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

So, an island with an apple tree? Apple trees grow in temperate and mild sub-tropical climates, require good irrigation and don't take coastal conditions too well. You need an island large enough to contain a sheltered valley. And a deserted island that can support natural apple growing will most l...
by Locoluis
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1757: "November 2016"
Replies: 41
Views: 7037

Re: 1757: "November 2016"

A person born before October 3, 1986 is older than half of the people of the world. A person born before December 16, 1978 is older than half of the population of the United States. A person born before February 25, 1974 is older than half of the population of the European Union. A person born befor...
by Locoluis
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"
Replies: 20
Views: 3271

Re: 1754: "Tornado Safety Tips"

Don't let it happen to you what happened to Patricia last year!

(yes, I know)
by Locoluis
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 4940

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

Isn't there a tribal language somewhere where the numbers are one, two, many? Is “one, two, many” a myth? Relevant XKCD If I had to pick a main reason to go with ideograms for English, it would be the present lack of correlation between spelling and pronunciation. To me, such a correlation would be...
by Locoluis
Wed May 25, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1685 : Patch
Replies: 40
Views: 7585

Re: 1685 : Patch

There is at least one programming language where applying a patch with Photoshop makes sense.
by Locoluis
Tue May 24, 2016 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 6144

Re: 1684: Rainbow

Strange that theology has crept into such a forum as this, though... And an horribly bad idea, if we think twice about it. It's very easy to be passionate about it and to lose our mind in the process. :oops: Let's better talk about, say, Simulation Games, and the horrible things that we have done t...
by Locoluis
Tue May 24, 2016 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 6144

Re: 1684: Rainbow

Second, If we're grading beings on the level of moral consideration required, the scale should slide upward the closer to omniscience and omnipotence the being is. The standard should not be less for a god, certainly not the variety described by modern Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions. IMHO, such s...
by Locoluis
Mon May 23, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 6144

Re: 1684: Rainbow

Also, it irks me how people have historically been wont to usurping natural objects and phenomena and using them as symbols for their flags and coats of arms Eh, why let it bother you? If a group is going to pick a symbol, why shouldn't it be inspired by the natural world? If any group tries to say...
by Locoluis
Mon May 23, 2016 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 6144

Re: 1684: Rainbow

I never understood why some people are so arrogant as to think that God owes them an apology. Also, it irks me how people have historically been wont to usurping natural objects and phenomena and using them as symbols for their flags and coats of arms, as symbols to promote their debatable/controver...
by Locoluis
Mon May 09, 2016 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1678: "Recent Searches"
Replies: 31
Views: 5712

Re: 1678: "Recent Searches"

"Opposite of safe mode" xDD i guess that would be "god mode"? (although god mode in games makes you invulnerable, so very safe indeed) It's not the same. "Safe mode" in this context would be more like: "safe from (most) problems introduced by installed drivers and...
by Locoluis
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1664: "Mycology"
Replies: 47
Views: 6405

Re: 1664: Mycology

Saccharomyces spp. 8-)

... who am I kidding. Too obvious.
by Locoluis
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1636: "xkcd Stack"
Replies: 37
Views: 6765

Re: 1636: xkcd Stack

joeyadams wrote:HyperCard.js sounds awesome. Who wants to help make that a reality?


Some people already tried, long ago. There's a reason why we can't have nice things.
by Locoluis
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1624: 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 11073

Re: 1624: 2016

By February 1, 2016, I expect to post a comic depicting events dated at "February 1, 1996".

That's right. that silly story I started writing during my High School years is now two decades behind...
by Locoluis
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 10940

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

Tartar sauce is a surprisingly good dressing for potato salads, fried potatoes, etc.

But NOT for mashed potatoes. That was an horrible idea.
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1577: "Advent"
Replies: 71
Views: 11654

Re: 1577: Advent

I'm not sure which I would find most unbearable; the idea that I may not get to open all the boxes, or the idea that I may get stuck without any more boxes to open. Would that be my cue to commit suicide? In the last case, you need a newer calendar. Much better (except for paranoid privacy freaks a...
by Locoluis
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 94348

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Shouldn't vacuum be spelt vacwm? Isn't that the point of that letter? No. The "uu" in Latin "vacuum" is not a digraph, but two consecutive "u" vowels belonging to separate syllables. It's also distinct from Latin ū (a single long u). The digraph VV/uu which became the ...
by Locoluis
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"
Replies: 35
Views: 6774

Re: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

Who did read your thoughts? Is there a machine so powerful as to be able to record and analyze every thought of a single human being? Belief in such a statistic implies the belief in a kind of thought police. That people like you and me already have access to your deepest secrets, even those that h...
by Locoluis
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"
Replies: 35
Views: 6774

Re: 1564: "Every Seven Seconds"

Who did read your thoughts? Is there a machine so powerful as to be able to record and analyze every thought of a single human being? Belief in such a statistic implies the belief in a kind of thought police. That people like you and me already have access to your deepest secrets, even those that ha...
by Locoluis
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1553: "Public Key"
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: 1553: "Public Key"

StClair wrote:That feeling when you realize that nothing you have ever posted, or ever will, is actually interesting or valuable enough - to anyone - to bother encrypting.


... or that most of us aren't influential enough for anyone to bother impersonating us. 8-)
by Locoluis
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 19781

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

Oh, dear. Researching about the lyrics and meanings of individual songs has deepened my appreciation for many of my favorite bands, and also made me a fan of bands I once didn't want to give a chance. On the flip side, it also made me cringe many times, as I wouldn't have listened to certain bands i...
by Locoluis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 12355

Re: 1537: "Types"

I got a kick out of [5], parsing quotes like parentheses, lol. Now that you mention it, there's a language that behaves sort of like that: LOGO. This is a word: "Hello This is another one: 5 This is yet another one the same as above: "5 This is a list containing two words: [Hello world] T...
by Locoluis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 12355

Re: 1537: "Types"

At first I thought it was a quick jab towards Python (which is quite strong-typed, BTW). Now I'm not so sure. Being careless about data types is sloppy programming, and I don't think it's a good thing when programming languages are too lenient about it. If you really need to do something that defies...
by Locoluis
Mon May 04, 2015 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 23698

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

Alas, poor Jim Beam.
by Locoluis
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1514: "PermaCal"
Replies: 33
Views: 5593

Re: 1514: "PermaCal"

Today is September 7902, 1993, according to some.

Edit: 1993-09-7902
by Locoluis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

Fools.

Acorns grow on trees. Trees are brown (with green leaves). Acorns are brown (though they start green).

The sun is yellow. Corn is yellow. What is there in the sun?

Corn. The sun is full of corn. Not acorns, silly squirrels. Corn.

Not that you would mind, anyway.
by Locoluis
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 12434

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

⋅ Bleeding edge - e.g.: Vivaldi ⋅ Current - e.g.: Android, IE11, Unicode, HTML5 (was bleeding edge before October 2014) ⋅ Dated but still important to know - e.g.: Windows XP, IE6 ⋅ Stupid - e.g.: MS-DOS tricks, C trigraphs, National variants of ISO-646 &sdot...
by Locoluis
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1461: "Payloads"
Replies: 64
Views: 13376

Re: 1461: "Payloads"

They all have labels. Here, take this crudely imgur editor'd image: ... Copper Bezel is right, the one at the bottom between the H-11A and the Delta IV-H (2000s) has no label at all. Also, the caption of Keyhole 3 (40 horses) only says "spy satellite" without giving the number of horses s...
by Locoluis
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1459: "Documents"
Replies: 52
Views: 10520

Re: 1459: "Documents"

I have a folder named "proyectos" ("projects" in English). Within it there's a sea of... two or three levels of folders. For my webcomic (the only thing that can be disclosed from that mess), the typical file path has the form: proyectos/sdscomic/YEAR-STORYLINE/STRIP-PANEL.xcf pr...

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