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by Locoluis
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 9752

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: 10368

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: 6431

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: 3061

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: 4416

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: 7129

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: 5720

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: 5720

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: 5720

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: 5720

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: 5449

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: 5886

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: 6468

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: 10563

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: 10589

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: 11097

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: 91622

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: 6519

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: 6519

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: 6015

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: 18940

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: 12065

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: 12065

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: 22770

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: 5400

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: 9300

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: 11974

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: 12943

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: 10128

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...
by Locoluis
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1445: "Efficiency"
Replies: 40
Views: 9248

Re: 1445: "Efficiency"

Them: “ Then you need to apply common sense in order to find a reasonable solution. ”

Me: “ :?
by Locoluis
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 8644

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

According to Norse mythology (I don't care about the Marvel comics version), Mjölnir is described as capable of levelling mountains. But could it be used to destroy the Moon?

Edit: I always confuse these two.
by Locoluis
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1423: "Conversation"
Replies: 33
Views: 5549

Re: 1423: "Conversation"

"... and try to think a good answer..." Poor girl trying to fit where she doesn't belong. :roll: As someone who loathes small talk, I'm usually pretty straightforward about these things. I do a lot of things in my free time, but none of them is quite "impressive" to talk about. I...
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 13093

Re: 1421: "Future self"

I rarely have any trouble understanding my past or even ancient code. However, now and then, I always tended to leave that seemingly very small overlooked detail that eventually will break the whole thing. Finding and repairing that bug is often trivial, as most of those mistakes are infantile. Howe...
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 18117

Re: 1418: "Horse"

I was born by horseps.
by Locoluis
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 11622

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

Or the actual question: does it have more climate varation by longitude? From east to west, there are generally four topographical zones. 1. The Andes Mountains, generally snow-capped. Between parallels 25°S and 28°S it's almost snow-less, while north of parallel 25°S it gets summer precipitation i...
by Locoluis
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 29944

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

And to think that, back in the old days, each cell phone model came with its own proprietary battery charger.

Nowadays, there are two kinds: the USB ones, and the obsolete ones I would never consider buying.
by Locoluis
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1398: "Snake facts"
Replies: 144
Views: 23013

Re: 1398: "Snake facts"

Longest snake ever: Titanoboa, which lived about 60 MILLION years ago, only in Colombia. Longest extant snake: Python reticulatus (Reticulated python). It's native of Southeast Asia, from Bangladesh to Indonesia and the Philippines. Longest (and largest) snake in the Americas: Eunectes murinus (Gree...
by Locoluis
Mon May 05, 2014 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 17904

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

What did *I* know when I was five? ⋅ I could probably find my way back home by myself, as long as I could find my way to the nearest Santiago metro station. There were only two lines back then. I remember drawing a Metro map on the wall of the wooden shack where we lived. With charcoal. Ye...

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